Since the introduction of the Smurfmobile into our family, we have been hearing a few Smurf-related jokes. I am being sent pictures of other Smurf-toned vehicles, and we have since decided that my dear Smurf-mobile is not truly the color of a Smurf. It is more like... well, um, the color of a Smurf that had been choked to death. Gruesome, I know, but pretty accurate.
Imagine my surprise when I got a package in the mail from Brenda, my oldest friend in the world. Well, by my oldest friend I mean the friend that I have had the longest that I still keep in touch with regularly, not to imply that she's really old. Or that I never had a friend before I met her.
I got this lovely package, and when I opened it up, I found this:
I laughed, and laughed, and laughed. That was funny.
I decided to do a color comparison to see how close the Smurfmobile was to an actual Smurf, and I had images of laying this stuff across the hood of the van and taking a picture to see. But this morning, the van looks like this. I know this is not the greatest picture, but I was going for the best picture I could take while leaning out the front door so that my feet would stay warm.
Not gonna happen.
Thank you, Brenda, for the great gift! I am planning on filling the bags with some fun in-the-car activities and snacks for the kids, and stash them in the stow-and-go compartments till I need them. I'm so excited!
And what would a bloggy-shout-out-post be without a picture of my dear friend Brenda? Let's see, a current picture... why can't I find one? Wow, do I really have no current pictures of Brenda on this computer? Hmmm...
Well, I'll have to settle of this one from the early nineties. This is Brenda and me before the Homecoming dance our Sophomore or Junior year. I don't remember.
We didn't intend on having almost-matching dresses, it just turned out that way. She's the one in pink, and I'm in green.
No, I didn't crop the picture. This is just how it was taken. A lot of pictures in Brenda's life look like this.... But we were sure cute, weren't we?
Love you, Brenda! ;)
UPDATED: No, I'm not hiding anything. That truly is the real picture. Don't forget this post, where you can see my and Brenda's heads!