Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Vicious Chickens and Congenial Monkeys

So, I received a little care package in the mail yesterday from the Vicious Chicken. Note the super-cute monkey wrapping paper. (VC actually apologized that the package wasn't wrapped very neatly. Tsk! Some people are such perfectionists!) Anyone who is familiar with the VC's charming blog will probably have a good guess as to what's inside. (Use the box of CHOCOLATES for a size comparison. Yes, she sent me CHOCOLATES. I don't think anyone's given me chocolates for about ten years. VC, marry me. We don't have to tell the Husband or NBM - we can just sneak off. Of course, NBM does have that faster-than-the-speed-of-light-looking bike now. Hmm....) Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes...

Ta da! PG (sort of like Lipton's in the US, for the uninitiated) is holding a little monkey giveaway. Buy one of their economy 160-teabag boxes of tea and receive this little ambassador of goodwill. I complained to VC that I couldn't get ahold of PG Tips on this side of the pond, and she sent me one! (Seriously, VC. I bet I could figure out a way to dodge NBM's bike. Well, maybe.) Of course, VC is now drowning in teabags. If you visit, I'm sure you'll be able to sit down and have a cuppa with her. As an aside, you may notice that the little guy here is looking a bit acquisitive about the chocolates. I can't really blame him - had I been stuck in a little envelope with a box of chocolates that I couldn't actually open (it's hard having suctions cups stuck to your hands), I'd be feeling a little acquisitive myself. However, I will say that I managed to wrest the box away from him last night (no photos of this - it was a little ugly), and snarfled two of the chocolates - they are delicious.

So, thank you, VC. While I feel that this may all be part of an underhanded plot to populate the world with knit monkeys, it's one in which I'm happy to be complicit. Plus, he makes a nice addition to my the Short One's collection of cute stuffed animals.

In the meantime, I have the last kiln load of metal clay for this week ready to be fired when the SO takes his nap. I printed out business cards last night - they are serviceable, at least - and I'm hoping to start taking photographs tonight. Wish me luck!

And thanks for stopping by! Have a great day, everyone!


the vicious chicken said...

Gosh, what a lovely post - thanks, Melissa! You're very welcome for the monkey: I hope you have fun with him :o)

Anonymous said...

NBM here - glad you like your gifts, VC was very excited to have a transatlantic-travelling monkey in her brood (if only temporarily).

*switches into super scary mode*
But be warned... a place does not exist where you can hide from me and my faster than light motorbike...
*switches super scary mode off*

Marry VC indeed - that's my job ;o) BTW I like the idea of a faster than light motorbike - woo yeah!

NBM xx

Melissa J. Lee said...

Eek! :) Erm, well, NBM, perhaps you could put a word in the Husband's ear that chocolates would be welcome? He's a sweetie, but his gifts tend to be a little unorthodox. He gave me Space Bags one year for Christmas - you know, those bags that you vacuum the air out of to compress them - he meant it for my yarn stash, I believe. I can't imagine why he thinks I have that much yarn. It's just a couple closets full...

Faster-than-light or not, it'd still be a pretty choppy ride across the Atlantic!

Nice to hear from you!

Monkee Maker said...

What a super, smashing, marvellous gift .... I think that "vicious" chicken needs to change her name!

Monkey AND chocolate? Bliss! Hope you get up to lots of monkey business :)