Monday, November 3, 2008

Fun in a box

Last week obviously had its ups and downs. Stat was a major downer. As promised, however, I would like to show you one of the major highlights of my in a box. Yes, fun in a box, given to me by the one and only Emily. Emily is my friend from Utah. Imagine my giddiness when this arrives on my doorstep...

What in the world could it be?

Oooh baby!! A box full of good times. A funny card about phoning in an order for a pool boy ,( if only you really could!!) ,oodles of candy, specifically, Snickers Rockin Roads, Reeses Sticks, Utah truffles, Peeps, a "clicker licker", and the lastest copy of Strings magazine. I am now certain that Emily has hung around me too long, as she is adopting my philosophical blog mentality. (yay!) In her note, she brings up the oddness of the name Peeps for candy, and why we would name something we eat, "Peeps"? Here are my thoughts:

Why would we eat something called Peeps? In modern day terms, "Peeps" refers to one's friends. I certainly don't plan on eating my friends. Hmm...well, I suppose someone would if it was a *friend with benefits* - wait, I digress. Was that inappropriate? Aaah,who cares?

I'm wondering at this point if anyone is curious to know what a "CLICKER LICKER" is. I am now officially opening up comments to take your guesses. My next post will divulge what it truly is. I will give you a clue and say it is tons of fun, and definitely might raise a few eyebrows if people saw me with one in public.

Also in the box - toys!!

Rounding out the fun assortment in the box was a smattering of toy spiders and webbing. Made my costume lots of fun, for sure. Speaking of costumes, here's what my guys dressed up as:

Evan was Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean. I honestly think he looks like Johnny Depp here!

Alissa was a vampiress. She looked great, but I was a bit startled at how much older she looked in her costume. Not easy to find a costume for the very discerning tween population, let me tell you.

Don't mind my mother in law in the background. I guess she just wanted to be in the picture very badly.

If you're still reading, I do want to let you know that I did in fact take cupcakes to school on my birthday. I also took a bag of Halloween candy, and made a distracting sign indicating it was my birthday. Some people took stuff, but in general people were a bit distracted by the test, or were simply too boring to join in the festivities. Frankly, I found it to be the best part of the school day.

Many, many thanks to Em, as well as everyone for their birthday cards, gifts, and good wishes! You guys are the best. Now, if you will excuse me, I'm up to my eyeballs in stupid boring household chores, and I'm feeling a little like this right now...


amelia bedelia said...

those glasses were a scream! I didn't see you MIL! I gotta go back and look again.

kwr221 said...

Clicker licker = lollipop. with an annoying whistle on the bottom.

See? I do my homework.

Just like I did on Lorrie's blog. :-)

jill jill bo bill said...

Kwr221- you are so smart! I was just thinking, I 'm not sure what it is but by the sounds of it, I want one!!!!!!!! But if it's a noisy lollipop, I will pass. And like Amy, I didn't see your MIL unless she was the really thin thing behind the kids. Great looking kids, BTW.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Hi nice to 'meet' you! Even if Deb and Jay Forced you! Ha!

Good luck on the contest!

MIL hahahahaha.

And peeps. Ha-ATE them. Hate.

Christy said...

Oh, how sweet was that?! What a great friend you have!

The kids look great! I've had it with the Halloween candy though! NO. MORE.

By the way...YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Last night? Awesome.

Cindy said...

Pumpkin Peeps??!! Who knew? Don't tell Sophie.

You know the funny thing about Peeps? I think they're best when they have sat in an Easter basket for about two weeks. They've got to firm up a little.