Thursday, May 10, 2007

Look at my package!

How often does one get a parcel in the mail that says this on it? Come on, now, you can't tell me it's an everyday occurrence... It came from Canadaland, y'know, from Captain Karen of the Good Ship HMS Swiftsure.

raging skull
There were some skull mittens for both me and the missus. Sure, cynics among you might say, "But it's summertime, Mr * (asterisk), why would you want mittens?" To that I respond: "Yeah, but we have English summers in England. Of course I'll need mittens!" And they are damn toasty as well as tasty, Cap'n. And don't you think they look great on me doing my Raging Bull Skull impression?

But there were other goodies, too -- too many to show here, including chocolate-covered cocoa beans, a copy of Dostoevsky's Crime & Punishment, toys for Cat, and a typically Canadian fridge magnet (right). I have it on good authority that every home in Canada has at least one of these on their refrigerator. And they sit down on their kitchen stool staring at it lovingly while listening to the government-issued CDs (below) compiled by Karen for the purposes of mind control.

Thank you, Karen, for such a wonderful parcel. Big love to you. With our colour-coordinated skull mitts, Red and I would surely be the toast of our small town (if we ever dared to venture out among the natives, that is).

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Blogger Tanya said...

The Captain does indeed spoil us with her packages. Welcome to the mitten gang!

Word verification: duremen = men who use durex

10 May, 2007 09:06  
Blogger Milla said...

I absolutely LOVE those mittens!! Wunderbar! I'll ask me mum to knit some for me and Zorro.

P.S. Why don't you punch the natives aorund you? If they are chavs they might even deserve that!

10 May, 2007 10:16  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

T: Yeah, she does! Ooh, the mitten gang! Will they make a guest appearance in Dangerdykes?

Milla: They rock, don't they?! The local are scary... I once had a run-in with a gang of three under-10s. Mouth little cunts they were.

10 May, 2007 11:12  
Blogger Karen said...

I'm so glad you liked the mittens *A! And I can't get over how fast your parcel arrived. It seemed to take Canada Post forever to get Tanya's to her. Stupid postal service...

And you are indeed correct that we often sit and stare at our fridge magnets for hours on end. It's what we do when there's no hockey.

10 May, 2007 13:16  
Blogger Will said...


10 May, 2007 14:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cool package you got!!! he he he. Canadian mind control CD's. Capt Karen, those mittens are AW-some!

10 May, 2007 14:22  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Karen: We were lucky with the delivery time, then? I guess fridges have ice in them... ice... hockey... it all fits perfectly.

Will: It's mine, all mine. Mwahahahahahahahahahaha! The British Gas man on my doorstep this morning was quite taken with it too.

Pool: I know. That CD is gonna make me overthrow the government. Probably.

10 May, 2007 14:48  
Blogger Lee said...

Tony Bliar is stepping down. You're probably off somewhere sobbing in your new mittens eh?

10 May, 2007 15:35  
Blogger Camie Vog said...

I am so jealous! I love the mittens! Did Karen knit them??? If so, I really need the pattern.

10 May, 2007 16:29  
Blogger furiousBall said...

Holy crap that Tom Jones picture is the stuff that office setting a coworker's wallpaper prank is made of. The skull mittens are awesome.

10 May, 2007 16:35  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

love the mittens (and the magnet... that's AWESOME!)

i mentioned over at red's... i'm working on putting something together for you guys, myself. i just want it to be great... so i've got to take my time :)

yay for cross-continental package swapping!

10 May, 2007 17:23  
Blogger Biddie said...

Another package?! I LOVE the mittens, btw. My 16 year old would actually wear mitts if she had a pair like that.

10 May, 2007 17:33  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Lee: You know me so well!

Camie: She done knitted 'em with her own bare hands. And, I suspect, some knitting needles. You best go drop her a line for the "recipe".

F/ball: It's the stuff nightmares are made of, more like!

10 May, 2007 19:40  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Martha: Aren't they super-cool? And we are real fridge-magnet lovers here, so that's an excellent addition with some local flava. Wow, 'citing 'bout the package, MEB. Got me dancing in my chair, you have!

Biddie: Ain't life swell?! I think you're right: even too-cool-for-school teens would trip out for these.

10 May, 2007 19:43  
Blogger Cynnie said...

This is a challenge huh??

send the address..

I have Prican stuff to send ya'll..
jesus Christ..
I'm a competitive bitch

10 May, 2007 22:18  
Blogger Cynnie said...

Actually I take that back..
I just want to share my culture with you two..


I'm thinking no one can top the cool mittens

10 May, 2007 22:20  
Blogger _z. said...

amazing gesture... yes those mittens are hot!!!

11 May, 2007 03:20  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cynnie: It's not a competition, y'know! Just some intercontinental love and understanding. There's not enough love and understanding, apparently.

_z.: People are nice, y'see. Despite all that we hear in the news, there is some goodness in the world, and people who just want to get along.

11 May, 2007 09:23  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Man, that Tom Jones fella sure gives Daniel Craig an hirsute run for his money...


11 May, 2007 10:55  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Those mitts are beautiful!

11 May, 2007 15:32  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

G/puss: He'z a hairy mofo, fo sho.

Candy: Ain't they, though?

11 May, 2007 15:37  
Blogger Karen said...

*A, he might be a hairy mofo, but he's a damned sexy hairy sho.

Never fear Candy, I'll get started on yours this weekend.

11 May, 2007 17:34  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Karen: I can't really comment on his sexiness. He's hairy, though.

13 May, 2007 16:32  
Anonymous manini said...

I love you forever because I love Quantum Leap forever.

Those mittens rock.

14 May, 2007 23:05  
Blogger Pendullum said...

What great gifts!!!
And you forgot that we do not have fridgesi n Canada as we live in Igloos and travel to work by sled...

16 May, 2007 14:25  

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