Twinkly Lights in the Twilight Zone

Twinkly Lights in the Twilight Zone


Take a quick walk with me on the wild side here.  It’s fun…trust me.  Just close your eyes and join me on the path of awesome and crazy. I think everyone has a little bit of that interesting something that makes them different from everyone else.  It was at dinner tonight with some friends that I realized that there is a bit more to me than maybe normal. *smile*

I’ll just admit it here – I like cards that have music.  You know which ones I’m talking about?  You go down the card isle in Hallmark or somewhere like that and I head directly for the cards that play ‘Bad to the Bone’ or the theme song from Star Wars.  I think that they are one of the best inventions in recent history.  I can spend quite a few minutes hanging out here, opening each of the cards and seeing what they sing or do.  

Have you ever gotten one of those cards?  So much cooler than the white card with balloons on it when you get a card that rocks out some Hendrix – right?


Okay, okay…I’ll admit that maybe this isn’t all that unusual.  It’s a fact that I see quite a few people in this section of the store when I’m there.  I’ll give you one more.  

Just recently my dad got my daughter hooked on Cocoa Puffs.  What’s not to like, right?  But honestly, I haven’t had this cereal in years, but now we are always looking for it every Sunday because my daughter can make Mickey Mouse with the chocolate puffs.  So, we finished this box of chocolaty goodness and hubby reaches in for the toy surprise and it’s…..a Boba Fett pen!!!  Oh my….!!!  

I think you can guess what happened next.  That’s right, the two adults in the house are now fighting over the toy surprise in the cereal while my daughter goes off to watch cartoons.  As a matter of fact, after my husband cruelly holds it above my head, he runs off to hide it somewhere in the house and won’t even let me try it out. *sad face*

So you better believe, that when next grocery day comes around, I made sure to buy the Cocoa Puffs cereal box that came with another Star Wars pen in it and hubby ever so graciously reaches in the box and hands me the same pin.  (I need to insert here that we discovered that the pen was actually Jengo Fett – seriously not as cool.)  


So now everyone’s happy, except for the fact that we have learned that there are six other pens in the whole collection so you can guess which cereal we will be purchasing for the next little while.

*party lights flash*

So now we are back in the land of maturity reality, and….yay. 🙂  Tell me, I can’t be alone in this right?  

2 thoughts on “Twinkly Lights in the Twilight Zone

  1. Yes, to all of it! Musical cards are great! It makes me sad when they wear out later though. Lucky Charms is the cereal of choice at my house (I don’t eat it), and my older daughter is now a proud owner of a Yoda pen. I thought about wrestling her for it. LOL.
    “Collect them all!” — The evilest words ever!

    1. There’s no shame, I believe, in wanting the toy surprise. I guess where a little shame might have happened was when the hubby and I actually fought over it. 🙂 I’m jealous that your daughter has Yoda. 🙂

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