Check this out. It's a laptop ornament from the Barefoot Contessa.
She just sent our Christmas box and this was inside. The Contessa sends each of us a new ornament every year, and she is very good about making it match something we did during the year or sometimes a new passion.
In my case, it would be the blogging. Clearly.
So now I'm thinking I must be spending waaaaaaay too much time on the computer to be getting this ornament for Christmas.
The girls got these karate ornaments because they've been taking lessons for a few years now. They say Karate Gives Me A Kick.
Honestly, I don't know where the Contessa finds all the great ornaments she sends us.
One year Peanut Head was having a particularly bad year in his garden with snails (this was in California), so that year he got a beautiful glass blown snail ornament. I was rolling on the floor laughing hysterically when he got that one.
This year Peanut Head got a karate guy ornament because he's been taking lessons with the girls.
Also in our box were some Jelly Bellies. I love me some Jelly Bellies. I think these were intended for the girls, but I did get a few. Hand fulls.
In fact, one of the bags had burst open in shipping, so we were fishing them out of all the crevices of the box. Since they were out of the bag they were contaminated, so we had to eat them right away so bacteria wouldn't have a chance to grow on them.
I don't know if that would happen in real life, but it's what I'm telling myself.
Anyway, during all this Jelly Belly discovery, I came across a small surprise.
Aren't they pretty?
No, they are NOT.
JELLY BELLIES COME IN JALAPENO!!!!!! Can you believe that?!!!!
There is seriously something wrong with making Jalapeno jelly beans. You pop them into your mouth thinking maybe this time it would be green apple, or maybe juicy pear, but Jalapeno?
I never in my life have had such a shock.
I thought I was coughing up a hair ball after the first Jalapeno Jelly Belly, and I am not a cat.
So, I'm thinking. How could I have some fun with this new flavor?
"Peanut Head! Taste these green Jelly Bellies. They're Da Bomb!"
He might fall for it, but not if I actually said Da Bomb. He would fall to the floor laughing hysterically if I used those words.
My Mama Llama once tricked her own sister into tasting a honking big bite of Wasabi paste. She did it in just this way too. She said, "Christine, you have to try this Guacamole, it's excellent!"
Ha ha. Christine fell for it because her middle name is Gullible. The following five minutes were extremely entertaining, and I'll never forget it. She was hacking and spitting and coughing all over the place, yelling for water, and turning so many different shades of red.
My mom gave her some water, but she didn't stop laughing.
See, I come by it honestly. Thanks, Mom.