I love reading books, but never read blogs. Except for Jenny Lawson's (thebloggess.com). Jenny started making me laugh with a "Mommy Blog" she wrote for the Houston Chronicle about a billion years ago. The Bloggess continues to make me laugh - as did her book "Let's Pretend This Never Happened".
Jenny's obsession with grotesque taxidermy and her posts regarding the same are a surefire way to get some serious giggles from me. I've joked for the past couple of years that if I ever found a rotted boar head it would HAVE to become mine and hang in my reading room. My husband laughed along with the "joke". And then we went to a local consignment shop a few months ago where we met Mitchell:
It was love at first sight. I couldn't wait to get him home. The only thing holding me back? His hefty price tag would mean no food for my children for awhile. After thinking it over, I decided not to adopt my handsome new friend. Come the new year and the store advertised a sale on Facebook. I just had to go and see if he was still there.
AND HE WAS!
But not for long. With the realization that I am probably the only person in a 1,000 mile radius who actually sees the beauty in this beast, the shopkeeper dropped by price to 1/3 of what was on the tag.
Mitchell is now home - hanging on the wall where he belongs.
He's so happy. Just look at that smile : )