if ya feel like having an Easter laugh....
http://oldirtyd.blogspot.com/ that's Crazylegs. she posted that video just for me. just thought i would share that joyful little video that makes me pee, with my loyal band of followers/servants.
i like Easter. it's fun. the bunny hides our baskets in the morning and we have to look for them, and we always get bathing suits. but one time we got 2 real bunnies! black ones. i don't remember their names, but that winter, one of them froze to death and the other one ate it. then that one died because it probably isn't healthy to eat your sister, ya know what i mean? anyway, my Dad threw the dead bunnies over the cliff from our backyard. my parents thought they had taken care of the dead black bunnies, but the next day our yellow lab/retriever mix Jack came trotting up the hill from the cliff with GUESS WHAT in his mouth? yep. Dead Bunny #2. my Mom didn't want us kids to see it and get upset, so she snatched Dead Bunny #2 from Jack's mouth and hurled back over the cliff. what do you think happened the next day? Jack found DB#2 again and brought him home. so finally my parents put DB#2 in the garbage. you think that's the end? no. Jack got into the garbage and once again rustled up a rather haggard DB#2. finally on garbage day the next week, DB#2 was safely nestled in the cans and Jack was inside the house, probably staring longingly out the window.
my mom never told me the story until a couple of years ago. she said, "it was the bunny that just didn't want to leave us."
a couple of days ago when i was watching Even Stevens on the DisneyXD channel (great channel for old school Disney-loving people), a commercial came on. It was from the Humane Society. it said, "bunnies are not good presents for Easter." (picture of bunny) "they are not suitable pets for children." (bunny in cage. young fat girl jumping up and down annoying bunny) "did you know bunnies have to get spayed and neutered just like cats and dogs?" (bunny at the vet) "think before you get your child a bunny for Easter, they are a long time investment." (white bunny on screen with single Easter egg next to it) "stick to chocolate bunnies this year."
this commercial made me think of our black bunnies. and i laughed. but it really is sad that there are thousands of homeless bunnies in the world because people think it's a good idea to buy them for Easter, then they get sick of them because they poop everywhere.
HOWEVER, despite all of this, my friend LJ STILL WANTS A BUNNY AS A PET. she hates dogs and cats, but somehow bunnies make the cut.
and just this morning a woman who works in the dining room came to my desk and said, "i'm expecting a package to be delivered today. it contains live animals. call me when it gets here." all nonchalant-like. i asked what they were and she said, "ducklings and chicks. as soon as they hatch, they are shipped." i'm like "LADY YA CAN'T JUST ORDER A LIVE DUCK AND HAVE IT DELIVERED TO MY DESK!!!!!" (but i didn't say that.) what is wrong with people?
one year (i think i was about 9 or so) we were in Olympia (where Mimi and Papa live) for Easter. Mimi's dog Chewy had to get a haircut, so we schlepped on over to PetSmart. They had their Easter decorations up and i spotted on of those pipe cleaner chicks. you know the ones? (see picture above) they are just so tiny and mini and adorable. i loved them. so much. i just liked to hold them and smile at them. so i put one in my pocket. and when we were outside, i showed my sister M and Mimi caught me. she took me back into PetSmart and made me return it. it was the only time i ever "shoplifted." i put quotations around "shoflifted" because it wasn't like i stole their inventory. like a bag of MeowMix or something. i took a tiny little measly chick Easter decoration. like, give a kid a break.
bottom line: i like Easter. i like being home. with my family. but this year. i. have. to. work. and when i complained to my mom she was like, "it's not like Easter is a major family holiday." but to me it is. I LIKE EASTER! i liked our matching homemade Easter dresses with hats. and egg hunting. i have a lot of great Easter memories. and now i will be stuck at work on Easter. and since JJ and i gave up fast food for Lent, we are having Taco Bell as our Easter Dinner. i mean, COME ON LIFE.
i suppose it could be worse. i could be Dead Bunny #2.