Friday, January 6, 2012


If you've been a long-time reader, you know I run a guild; an organization of people; in World of Warcraft. The humor in this group of 80+ people can be quite off the wall. Case in point.

During the Christmas season, a few of us older guild members started "singing" the hippopotamus song. If you're a certain age, you remember it quite clearly. "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. Only a hippopotamus will do." It became something of an anthem for our Christmas season. If it got too quiet in guild chat, all someone had to do was type, "IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII want a hippopotamus for Christmas", and chat would burst out in laughter and comic derision.

One of my guild members posted to Facebook a small video of a stuffed hippo that sang the song and danced while singing. You could pick this up at Wal*Mart. I don't need stuffed animals. I really don't, but, dang it is cute. I made a mental note to, maybe, wander over to a local Wal*Mart after Christmas and see if they had them.

Prinny one-upped me. Last night, when I got home from work, there was a box on my front step. She had been teasing me for the last 2 weeks that she had the hippo and she was sending it. In fact, on Tuesday, I got the message, "The hippo has left the building". It was supposed to arrive at my house on Thursday. Ta da. It's here.

She did a good job packaging it so it would stay warm and dry. Open up the wrappings and here is a hippo.

Yes, this is totally silly, but it's the best kind of silly to be. Does it sing? Here.

It makes you roll your eyes, but I love these kinds of things. Life is too short not to be enthralled by singing and dancing stuffed animals. Pilchard gave it a cat scan and then promptly ignored it. I would say, it's been accepted into the household.

Thank you, Prinny, for making my day sparkle.

Beverage:  Water


1 comment:

  1. All it needs is a buddy: Bert, the Farting Hippo from CBS's NCIS :) I think that will cover most of the famous Hippopotami