Well hello hello. Another year older and another year (something something).
So first off, I just have to thank all of the readers here for all the birthday wishes last Friday. While we do get a good amount of comments on posts regularly, seeing 89 comments, and only one was from my Mom, was really special. They say for every person that comments, nine others thought about it and didn’t and that number just blows my noggin. Over a thousand of you just took the time to click the post. Wowza.
I had a great bday as those things go and spent the day in Disneyland so I have no complaints at all. Got some stuff from family and friends and all in all, it was just the sort of relaxation needed before batting down the hatches for finals preparation. Special thanks to my Mom for renting a poolside cabana on Saturday.
Anywho… there’s actually a point for this turn at word slinging. My amazing friends/”sisters from another mister” on this blog not only surprised me with that birthday post but also sent me a prezzie and having received it yesterday, I had to share.
They got me LEGO mini-figures!
Woo frakkin hoo! I don’t know if words can describe how excited I was. Alissa found me an amazing Homer card (keeping it as they both signed it and obviously are blog famous)…
Bunny in true form filled it full of candy to give me diabetes…. Yes I ate some Foo Foo even if candy isn’t something I eat regularly. Helped that I was hungry and the commercial recommended Snickers lol.
All that was great but the mini-figs were tucked in the bottom of the package in that manila envelope. I knew what they were the second I touched the parcel and was literally smiling from one fuzzy ear to the other. Despite other things I probably should have been doing, I immediately spent the next 30 minutes opening the packages. Don’t tell my Mom the only scissors I found were her good ones lol. (hopefully you get the irony of me writing that and showing a pic)
Milhouse popped up first (gotta come up Milhouse sometimes, right?) followed by Maggie, Bart, Grampa, Itchy, Apu, Burns, Nelson, Scratchy, Flanders, Marge, Wiggum, Krusty, Lisa and finally Homer. Here’s all my new friends.
I actually said hello to Wiggum when he appeared and did Krusty’s laugh as his head fell out (the figs come unassembled). Yes, I’m a nerd.
The time the lady addicts must have spent to make sure I got no duplicates makes this gift even more special. They really are two of the best people I’ve ever gotten the chance to meet, let alone become close to. As a funny bonus, you may have realized Ralph didn’t appear with all the gang. Alissa swears it’s because he’s hard to identify and said something about him feeling like Milhouse (hands off the children Lis lol) but I know it’s all some super secret prank on me because they know it would become my new personal mission to track down Ralph. Guess my local comic book store is in for a long visit soon.
Even without Ralphie (I can wait, we all know he bends wookiees), my thoughts on these figures is that they’re just great! If you can afford these, they are very rad and the detail put into each one is amazing. I love these little figs so much I find it nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Even their props are funny. Everything is easy to put together even if Marge and Lisa’s skirts made my giant mitts fumble. My daughter and I both like the Milhouse fig the most… Me because this figure cameoed in the LEGO Movie and her because that’s just her favorite Simpsons character besides CBG.
Having these makes me so happy and it makes me even more stoked that we’re giving over 30 of them away to our readers here. Hope everyone is participating in the daily contests.
Flanders makes me laugh and Homer has a donut which you know makes me think of TSTO. All of them are designed so sweetly.
Doesn’t Maggie look like she’s concerned over Grampa’s pride over his hilarious news article? Makes me laugh.
These figs are all so gnarly. I figured I’d share real quick and also just take the time to thank all of you (and especially Alissa and Bunny) for being so awesome and making a good day even better. Until my family yells at me, the figs will be sentinels next to the computer. They also provide inspiration for much-needed study breaks. There’s no doubt I wouldn’t have gotten this great present without this amazing blog so again, thank you to all from the bottom of my heart. I’m a very lucky Fuzzball.
Keep on tapping in the free world, play the contest (even one of these figs is worth it), TTFN and much love from the Wookiee!