Sunday, December 23, 2007

being secretly simian

Always a sucker for a little Christmas hobnobbing, I signed up recently for the Simian Secret Santa being hosted by the lovely Dr Monkey von Monkerstein and his cohort, the equally lovely Zaius. I drew the name of Samurai Frog, and as I was woefully unfamiliar with his work, did a bit of lurking about his site to see if I could suss out the perfect virtual gift for him.

It turns out that this particular amphibian is somewhat of a celebrity. I couldn't even begin to count all the thinking blogger awards and various other accolades that have been heaped upon this prolific blogger. So I thought that one thing that Samurai Frog could surely use would be a virtual bookshelf, upon which he can proudly display all his awards. His sidebar is looking a little cluttered, so I am sure that he will thank me once all those awards are nicely organized. And I do believe that it expands so there will be plenty of room for future additions.

But Samurai Frog appears to be quite a busy man by all appearances, with a big interest in pop culture and films and animation and he seems to have a vast collection of YouTube videos as well. This got me thinking that perhaps a bookshelf alone may not suffice, so I have expanded upon that gift to include an entire virtual office. Money is no object here!

But it still may get a little claustrophobic in that office after a while, so I thought that Samurai Frog should probably also have something
like a tardis handy. He could no doubt park it in the virtual garage. And the added bonus of this particular tardis is that it doubles as a tardis cookie jar. So even if he doesn't feel particularly like going out anywhere this holiday season, he can still get good use out of it by storing some tasty Christmas baking in it.

Since Christmas is not complete without a little baking, regardless of how virtuous we are trying to be, I thought that Samurai Frog might enjoy a tardis cookie jar filled with these deranged shortbread cookies that we bake
every year. I apologize that we have already eaten all the poopy pants Santa cookies, but I understand that Samurai Frog is rather fond of boobs, so I've added several big boobed hula dancer shortbread cookies into the mix in their place.

Enjoy, my new amphibian friend! And happy holidays!


SamuraiFrog said...

Ha! Wonderful! I absolutely love it all, and I thank you from the bottom of my amphibian heart! That is funny, the cross-TARDISing; that's a fantastic coincidence.

And what's better than a place for my stuff? Well, what you got me, of course: a place for MORE STUFF. Lovely MORE STUFF! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!


Wow. The TARDIS and boobs. What could be a more perfect holiday? Thank you so much, Barbara. Have a lovely holiday.

mellowlee said...

Hopefully one day I will live close enough that I can come over and enjoy making Christmas cookies with you and Eva :O)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We are obviously twins separated at birth, SamuraiFrog. How else would one explain the cross-tardising?

I wish you a wonderful holiday with lots of time to play with your new toys. I am going to be busy planning my 7 days in 1970's New York.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I sure hope so too, Mel! I have a feeling you will fit right in with the cookie debauchery that goes on around here.

phlegmfatale said...


John Mutford said...

That was a hula skirt!

Ah, I thought she'd been letting her nether-region hair grow out of control.

Joyeaux Noel.

Allison said...

What a wonderful idea, and fun! Virtual gifts seem so much easier. ;) I'm off to the Christmas markets, I will virtually send you a waffle upon return!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was fun, Phlegmmy and I love how Samurai Frog and I got each other the same tardis.

You could also interpret it that way, John. Mine was the family version.

I can't wait, Al! I could use a virtual waffle right about now. And the virtual cleanup after the meal is so easy.

justacoolcat said...

Brilliant. Your thoughtful gift giving is only surpassed by your sugary confections.

Merry Christmas!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Just A! There is never any shortage of sugary confections around this house.

Toccata said...

Oh my gosh I had forgotten about your deranged shortbread! I'm still laughing at John's interpretation of the hula skirt.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The deranged shortbread were a big hit with the fmaily again this year, Toccata, although I have to admit that I left those ones behind when I brought in a tin to work. They were not office appropriate.

Splotchy said...

Aw crap, I'm sad I missed the Secret Santa. Pretty damned cool present, barbara. I can't imagine anything more appropriate for sf.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's a shame you missed it, Splotchy. I'm sure you would have given some boffo gifts.