Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fa la la la la....

An excerpt from a real conversation with my parents, about my Johan Santana keepsake ornament.

Dad: Johan Santana? Why don't you have a Boof Bonser ornament? Isn't he your favorite?

Me: [cracking sound as my heart breaks yet again] They don't MAKE a Boof Bonser ornament!!!!

Mom, to Dad: Dear, if they made a Boof Bonser ornament, her entire tree would be nothing but Boof Bonsers and disco balls.

Me: [Nodding] Yup.

True story. Get on it, Hallmark.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah, im gonna miss Boof too, there wont be anymore "BOOOOOOOOOF!"
Couldpost the link to the Joe Mauer interview you tweeted about please?
Also, i saw your tweets and saw somebody is a hube Brendan fan too. Thats awesome! I am Brendan's biggest fan, nice to see him getting some serious fan support!!
Go Brendan!
Go Twins!

Sarah said...

Sure thing! I will try to post a link to the Mauer interview a little later this evening.

PatGLex said...

Hey, if those "designer doll" people can redo a Barbie to look like a high-end designer fashion doll, certainly you could take a Hallmark ornament (though maybe not Johan) and "rework" it to "look" like Boof. Maybe work on this idea for next year, and see who Hallmark chooses for their baseball player ornament for 2010....

Heidi said...

its true most of the athletes look fairly generic. johan is one of the ornaments that acutally looks like who it is supposed to. I have a ben roethlisberger that doesn't really look like ben. I'm sure there is a way to rework someone into boof in your spare time.

Sarah said...

I do work very hard at staying on the right side of the crazy/not crazy line. Buying pre-made Boof Bonser ornaments: Not Crazy. Fashioning my own tiny Boof Bonser ornaments: Possibly Crazy.

I won't rule it out, though.

Jeremiah said...

I once again say "I love you" to Sarah. You are too funny sometimes.
If you REALLY wanted to do this, you could get Boof stickers (if they don't have them, they are easy to make) and put them on ornaments... or get those Easter Egg cellophane things and have Boof pictures imprinted on them and wrap around ornaments... I think that's possible... with the right print company it is.

Sarah said...

I love those easter egg shinkwrap things.

Do they still make Shrinkydinks? I could totally make some Boof shrinkydink ornaments.

Jeremiah said...

The shrinkydinks still exist somewhere... I wonder if dollar stores still sell them.

PatGLex said...

Shrinkydinks: Yes. They still exist. Go to your local craft store (Michaels carries them! I work there part time) and check them out. Though I would wait until later in January, they've been a hot item this year, and there won't be a proper selection of types. (All we have are the Bright White ones left.)

If you go to Michaels -- ours are located above the rubber stmap ink pads.

Good luck!

Sarah said...

I used to love making shrinkydinks. I will check that out. Thanks!

PatGLex said...

Maybe a Boof Bonser charm bracelet is in order. :-) Or better yet -- a charm bracelet with representations of all of your favorite players! (I wonder if transfer gel would work on Shrinkydinks....)

And maybe a second one made of all the hated players that you can get someone to put a hex on so that when they come to Target Field you can wear it to the game and prevent them from doing well against the Twins.....

Hm. I might have to check out the transfer idea.