Tuesday, May 25, 2010

santy claus, benjy, santy claus*

{a few of my birthday giftees}

meet my latest thing to hit.
my teacher calls it a desert island instrument.
i'm thinking of calling it:
the doumbek 


also under the birthday tree were these pretty little rings:

the leftsky is a gem my mum got for her 16th birthday
{she was/is a swank lady}

on the right is

this is esther junior.
a turtle mbira from two of my most favorite people, becca and billy!
she is esther junior because she was born a few hours after esther senior
{her mass has nothing to do with it}
wouldn't you say turtles are the darndest things?
imagine the possibilities if you had a shell.

stoop made me a
mustard making kit
"the possibilities make me so excited i might explode" {frank}

plans to take over the world via mustard manufacturing might finally become a reality.
options discussed at this eve's dinner table were:

whisky mustard
vodka mustard
mango mustard
panda mustard...

{i actually can't give away most of the good ones before i patent them and drown the world in them}

i die.

sarah shu, a.k.a. co-dim sum monster, a.k.a. my brother, a.k.a. jewelry maker extraordinaire
designed for me the statement necklace of all statement necklaces:
the babakoo pok ban pendant.
just pretend for a moment that you're chinese
and that you don't really speak english
and that you work at dim sum a go-go and someone says 
i want one of them fluffy white lookin dumpling with the barbecued pork inside
you're response may be bewilderment 
and an
oh, you mean babakoo pok ban?

dang, is that offensive?

i can't wait to wear this with my tiffany's star of david, btw.

dang, is that more offensive?



*perhaps the best line from faulkner's masterpiece 


Alyssa said...

wow wow wow you are a very lucky lady!! xx

chelsea rebecca said...

you seriously had the most epic birthday ever!
i've decided. the best food and most wonderful gifts! plus friends and family to enjoy it with!!

Melissa said...

lmaoooooo I laughed so hard at your necklace, I love it! Your friends seem like so much fun, and I love all your gifts! What an awesome birthday!

Frankie said...

"When the shadow of the sash appeared on the curtains it was between seven and eight oclock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire; it's rather excruciating-ly apt that you will use it to gain the reducto absurdum of all human experience which can fit your individual needs no better than it fitted his or his father's. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools."

Brittany said...

So envious of all your presents! So cute! :)


Marlena said...

HAHA taking over the world with mustard, that made me snort. Your people are such good present pickers, i'd be very excited to rip open wrapping papers if i was in your position. mine usually just throw gift cards my way, how lazy

Loooove those rings by the way

Rocker Chic said...

Happy Birthday

It looks like you had a great one love both of the turtles btw :0)


Rocker Chic said...

P.S. Thanks for following me I am now doing the same :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I've made mustard a couple of times, it's really fun! Stonewall Farms used to make a "Martini Mustard", my favorite mustard ever. They don't make it anymore, so I need to figure out a recipe for it. It is a golden-brown mustard with green olives and vermouth. Sounds gross, but I swear it is amazing!

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