Last weekend I met up with The Always Awesome Becca Jo at Uncle Fun. For those who have never had the pleasure of visiting in person, I should explain, Uncle Fun is like the ultimate gift shop for uncles who tell awesome dirty jokes. Think Bacon Band-Aids and “Cat Butt” chewing gum. There is a whole shelf devoted to rubber vomit. Oh hush. I know you want to go.
So while we were there, I found a drawer full of monkeys. Yes I said monkeys. Plastic monkeys. Actually, neon, candy colored, plastic monkeys, to be precise. Like those little thinga-meh-bobs you use to mark your cocktails. Well, they were dirt cheap so I picked up a couple and pledged to find a purpose for them.
La dee dah…I got home that night and went to put them in my drawer marked “Too Dang Neat to Throw Out” (No joke. That’s exactly what’s on the hang tag.)… and what do I find? Mermaids. Plastic mermaids. Neon, candy colored, plastic mermaids, to be precise. I bought them at World Market years ago and totally forgot about them. I laid down my newest acquisition in the same box. Monkeys and mermaids should be friends, right?
La dee dah…next day I am having lunch at a diner when what do I see? Swords. Plastic swords. Neon, candy-colored plastic swords OF COURSE. I asked nicely and she let me take a few home.
As a highly superstitious person, I firmly believe all good things come in threes. I also believe that the universe is magically sending me a message by way of plastic rainbow cocktail markers. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the mermaids challenging the monkeys to a duel. Honestly, COULD IT BE MORE OBVIOUS?
It could also be a sign that these items need to come together. In art. Or something. The question is: what something?
They are so unique and interesting all on their own, I am struggling to think of how I can use them. Anyone out there have any good ideas? You all are so creative and I am royally stumped on this one. Please, please help me come up with something. If I don’t glue them down and appease the universe, I fear I will wake up and find myself surrounded by an army of jagged, rainbow swivel sticks. Help!