Monday, January 30, 2012

The Rescuers

I watched The Rescuers the other night, you know, that Disney movie from I think 1977 about the mice?  I am actually a little too young for this particular movie, and was more familiar with The Rescuers Down Under which I think came out in the 1990s.  But I sure enjoyed watching the original the other day.

But wow, I realized that I am a sucker for rodents wearing tiny hats and tiny shirts.  And not only do they have tiny hats and shirts and tiny umbrellas, they also have a tiny United Nations of their own!  And it's here in the regular-sized human United Nations in New York City!  So cute!  I may or may not have squealed with glee, I'll leave that to your imagination.

Also, I now have a picture similar to this as my lock screen on my iPhone and it never fails to bring me joy when I look at it.

I have a rodent problem.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Squirrel Card Series - Part 4

Normally if I'm having a bad day, I turn to my secret magic recipe for bringing happiness to myself and others (if they are lucky enough to be in the room with me): Twenty minutes of keyboard cat on loop followed by at least one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and ending with four Britney Spears songs, but not the one with Madonna in it.  I now have a new item to add to my Recipe for Keeping Your Casey Clean and Happy.

This lovely little birthday item was made for me by my friend S.  See how well she knows me? It incorporates so many of my interests!  It is beautiful!  It is perfect!  It is all Casey all the time(registered trademark, bitches)!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Birthday Squirrel Card Series - Part 3

This treasure of a card comes from my friend M, who lives on the other side of the country but is still committed to both mailing and emailing me awesome squirrel stuff on a regular basis.

It was suggested that this card may have originally been a Thanksgiving card rather than a birthday card. It also came with this assortment of woodland creature stickers!

Aren't they just wonderful? I especially adore the little acorn stickers. I'm a big fan of acorns in general, not for eating necessarily, but because they are the stereotypical squirrel accessory and they crack me up because they come with their own tiny hats.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Squirrel Card Series - Part 2

It may not be obvious from the contents of this blog, but I am not just a big fan of squirrels. I am also an aficionado of all things rodentia, and an admirer of pretty much any fuzzy animal.

Except weasels. I really don't like weasels.

So I was very pleased to receive this card full of fuzziness from my friend G, and my woodland friends!

And it's even weasel-free!

I should perhaps note while we're on the subject that while I like raccoons in theory, I am generally terrified when I see one in real life. They look so cute in all the cartoons, but when you run into one in your backyard at 10 PM you realize that they are actually the size of a Panzer tank, and all you can do is walk very slowly back to the house and pray that the monster before you doesn't realize that you're holding a Tupperware container full of cat food. They love cat food.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Birthday Squirrel Card Series - Part 1

It seems fitting on this, my one month birthday, to begin my blogging series on the many excellent birthday cards I received for my birthday. It was really an avalanche of squirrel card awesomeness this year, and I was informed by multiple people that birthday cards were purchased for me many months in advance.

Let's start out with what was probably the most amazing birthday card of Casey's Squirrelday 2011.

Squirrel card. Beer card. Squirrel and beer card. It is all things at all times. It is, in fact, and I apologize to everyone who did not get this card for me, the perfect birthday card for a Casey. Amazing.