Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Penguins Pimped My Ride!

Remember the cool gifts I mentioned? The first one came in the mail from my sweet bloggy friend, Colleen. Some of you may be aware that I have a fondness for penguins. Okay maybe obsession is the right word....whatever. Anyway, check out this awesome license plate frame she sent. Need a closer look? I tried to put it on the rear plate but it covered my expiration sticker (which is il-leg-al) so I had to opt for the front instead. Yes, that is my real license plate. You believe me dontcha? Thanks Colleen! You're just the sweetest and I absolutely love it!!
Next came some belated birthday gifts from my lil brother's girlfriend, Kristy, and her son, Braeden. Look what she found! Penguin car accessories!! I didn't even know these existed. She got me the CD visor and the steeering wheel cover. Of course, I had to then run out and get the floor mats, the litter bag and the seatbelt cover thingy so that my ride was pimped out properly.
That's Who Dey sitting on the dashboard. He's the Cincinnati Bengals mascot for those of you who are not aware. And no I don't normally drive with the ice scraper on the dash. I must've stuck it up there when I put the floor mats in. Since the weather has gone Arctic again here I've had to use it lately. Just love Ohio weather. I was informed by my mother that I had the floormats in upside down. Oh... oops. They're fixed now. And the seatbelt thingy was driving me crazy so I wrapped it around my emergency brake instead. Looks pretty cool there. (Hey Johnny... the wife is going to be so jealous when you show her this. She may require you to pimp out the new minivan penguin-style! LOL!)
Kristy wasn't done though. She also got me this stuff. A cute little bin with a chalkboard on the front, a penguin board book for Mia, and a little scrapbook penguin. She even tried to make the card look like a penguin. That's so freakin' cute!
She thanked me for welcoming her and Braeden into the family. Awwww......
But this has to be the coolest gift EVAH! Check it out. I finally broke down and bought my hot pink I-Pod (which I *l-o-v-e* BTW). This is a penguin speaker that hooks up to your I-Pod. He dances, moves his wings, makes crazy squawking noises (do live penguins do this?) and lights up in response to the music. Seriously... I mean who thinks this stuff up?!
Here I caught him in the middle of his booty shakin' just to show you. (I really need to figure out the video feature of my digital camera and learn how to upload that to the blog. Sorry I'm just not very technologically inclined.) Booty shakin' penguin is going to the office to live on my desk and annoy my co-workers. (Insert evil grin here.)
I love all of the gifts! Thanks so much for thinking of me, Kristy. And it was my pleasure to welcome you into the family. My bro loves you and he's happy. What more could a sister ask for? Just for you to love him back and treat him well, which it certainly seems you do. So thanks for that, too.

19 comments:

kris said...

Uhm. Oh my god. Who knew there was so much penguin stuff. WAY cool.
Gotta love the penguin.

C.J. said...

I am absolutely speechless at all the penguin gear. Especially the iPod thingie...what next?

I feel compelled to look for a penguin toilet paper holder! Why? Because I don't think you have one ;0)

"M" said...

You ARE totally pimped out girl. Enjoy your cute gifts! Oh, and love the "Hottie" pseudo-vanity plate. I dare you to drive around with it for a day and see what happens.

cougchick said...

You scored!

Just watched "Happy Feet" with the kids. What a cute penguin movie.

LeeAnne

wzgirl said...

Girl, you have got some serious Penguin loot. I'm speechless. I'd love to see that wee guy shake his bootie. How fun!!

Sam said...

In reguards to the speaker, you would squawk and move around too if someone plugged an ipod in your *ss!!! As for everything else, way too cute!!!

Kathy and Joel said...

Penguin-tastic!!! I love it all! I can't help but think about the Will Ferrell bit on SNL..."More Cowbell"? No, no , no! More Penguin!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Great gifts :)

tracy said...

Um...gee...wow! Not sure what to say! I don't think I've ever seen so much "unique" Penguin stuff...especially the dancing speaker IPod thingy. My IPod is exactly the same but without the penguin thingy! Me luvs mine!

Peace-Love-Penguins! haha!

Norma said...

You have the whole blogger world noticing penguin stuff now. Every time I see one, I think of you! BTW, great presents!

chou-chou said...

That booty-shakin' penguin is AWESOME!

How great that you have some wonderful folks in your life (an in your brother's life).

Doris & Dan said...

Penguins everywhere! Awesome stuff!

Keep smilin!

Abby from Massachusetts said...

I totally bought that same board book for my mom last Christmas. She's a fellow penguin freak! =)

Mark & Michelle said...

WOW - that is quite an assortment of stuff! I am with you on the "who thinks of these things anyway" line of thinking!!

I too think of you EVERY TIME is see something penguin!

Lisa and Doug said...

What great penguin stuff! You hit the jackpot!

Mommy-To-Channing said...

WOW....you are one crazy gal...LOL!! I sure hope you dont get sick of the Penguin's like I did with ducks!!! How long have you had this problem...LOL???
What neat stuff.....you cashed in good my friend!!!

Colleen said...

Holy penguins batman!! WOW....that ipod thing is freakin hilarious!!! Sorry its been a while since I've been around a commented - starting to come out from under my rock...

Love all the goodies you got!

Kelli said...

Oooh I LOVE all the Penguins!! Too cute! Especially the speaker! How fun!

Johnny said...

Nice! But, who do you know is going to be scoring some "Chilly Willy" PJs? Hmmm???