Thursday, June 22, 2006

101. Raise Up the Nipper

Well, it’s about time for an update on my l’il Kid-neyramblings. The boy is already a tiger as in T-I-G-E-R. He’s already shown to be a little temperamental and I’m going to have to spank the little bugger as soon as he’s out because A) I want him to stay humble and B) nobody kicks my wife Limpy in the stomach and gets away with it.

The heir is due in early September so we have been gathering hand-me-down everything and painting. Inset is a picture of the little guy’s room. Don’t you think the colors are perfect for raising up the nipper? Note: Home Depot makes good paint.

I got the color scheme because my wife Limpy collects giraffes—they remind her of me—and we were trying to pick paint colors that would look good with giraffes. Where do giraffes ever look good? Answer: they don’t. They only just barely get by on looks—and only in Africa on the savannah. But, ‘the savannah’ color scheme turned out to be the best environ for the decorations, so we painted it that way—browns, greens and golds on the bottom and blue on the top. It also represents the boy in a blue shirt.

We liked it. In a side story, the giraffe has an ugly step-cousin named Bert whom we met while we were visiting the San Diego Wild Animal Park in March. Poor guy didn’t get much of a chance with the cows. I mean look at him; he’s a bonafide genetic wreck. He didn’t get the graceful neck, but he got the face. Ouch. Bert is a sad creature; no wonder they keep him in the country away from the main zoo…

7 comments:

barb said...

can't wait to meet the little feller. what's his ETA again?

Rhodeshack said...

That wainscot is really cool, no joke. When he's sitting in his room, he'll feel like a tiger hunkered down in the tall grass, waiting for his opportunity to right the genetic wrongs done by the unwary okapi.

Th. said...

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We love the paint!

The McCulloch Family said...

Love the paint color! Also, holy scary yellow blog! Must fix that.

Stupidramblings said...

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Yellow blog??

The McCulloch Family said...

MY blog is yellow. Not yours! When you click on the link the back of my blog is yellow. I dont know how to fix it.

NatGo said...

I feel I must recommend 'Junie B. Jones And A Little Monkey Business', wherein Junie B.'s parents adopt a jungle theme for the nursery and Junie B. is convinced her baby brother is a monkey. It's themes are universal, and I feel it is a tour de force...every bit as affecting as it is gripping. It is both luminous and brilliant; lush, detalied, vibrantly colored and intense.