This one happened back in October of 2013, two days before Halloween. I was going to post it a few days afterward, but as I was writing the post up I got a call from my Very Good Friend, who said that according to his girlfriend’s brother (who lives downstairs from us) some creepy Mexican guy in a “blinged out truck,” and equipped with a “knife” had come looking for me earlier in the day. After a ton of confusion, worried phone calls, locking the door and loading the shotgun, we concluded that this fellow was probably either looking for the person who lived here before me (he never actually said my name), or that he got the wrong house, the knife he allegedly drew on our downstairs neighbor was probably just a cell phone, and the only thing connecting me with him was that I came home a few minutes after the incident and I was talking to somebody on the phone (which was “too much of a coincidence” for our downstairs neighbor). So now apparently the stoner who lives downstairs from us is convinced that I’m involved with a gang or something. Long story short, I lost my writing thunder that night and just haven’t gotten around to finishing this post. UNTIL NOW!
Our most recent AmVets trip had a few more photo opportunities than the last, which oddly enough had nothing to do with the fact that Anna was looking for Halloween costume elements. I decided to start off the evening with some food porn. Anna had a punch card for pizza slices at Jitters Café and wanted to put it to use. Needless to say, the stuff was delicious. Anna had buffalo chicken and I had spinach and ricotta.
After that, we went to the thrift store. After some quick poking around in the clothing sections, we went straight to the appliances and knick knacks. The centrifuge was gone, regrettably, and I can’t help but wonder who decided they needed it. Anna found the first interesting bit, exclaiming “Oh what a cute little girl, with her black… eyes… and white pupils…”
We moved on and found another somethingorother that was difficult to figure out until we looked at the label:
After that Anna took a smoke break.
Here’s where the fun started. The figurines this time around were just full of opportunities. Anna kicked things off by putting this ginger flower boy in an “I need an adult!” situation with Nurse Minnie Mouse. I added the scandalized kid with absurd hat because why not.
This one was a little perplexing. At first glance I thought that the horse was being depicted trampling another horse. I told Anna this, and she responded with “Wait, it isn’t?” So apparently I’m not bad at interpreting these things, it just really looks like that horse is stomping the ever-loving snot out of another horse. Anna has been making sculptures for most of her life and has gotten really freaking good at it, so her eyes can normally be trusted to tell what’s what. Which is actually why I showed her this and asked her if she too saw a man with a mustache.
Another one we found perplexing was this representation of Noah’s Ark.
Now for some one-liners: