The world suddenly became smaller for me today...
(keep inserting "~silly grin" all over the place in this post ok?)
teaser and I exchanged packages al-la the package_gang. Teaser lives in South Africa, and I live in Canada. We are international package gangsters! :D
I received my package from South Africa today and I have to tell ya... I feel like the luckiest human being to walk this land right now...
Very (very) sappy corto pending... run for cover...
When I lucked on to Lj last summer... I was posting these big daily reviews of the Big Brother television thing... Z and I would watch a bunch of the live feeds and see a lot of stuff that never made it near a television channel... (haha .. no really there was some great stuff).
Somehow this attracted that attention of a woman on the other side of the world... she had heard of the show and I think she could get the live feeds over the internet... in any event, my reviews would take the TV show and the life feed stuff into account - as well as a bunch of r&d with BB web sites... (yes, I was rather obsessive about it).
So, any ways, teaser hooks up with my journal and I with hers and thus began what has been a fantabulous* opportunity to extend my universe in a way I had never done before. I know, blah blah blah ... but I was and remain really jazzed up about having Teaser as a friend. Today's package was worth the effort all around just for the stamps on it... If I remember correctly, the post office here just hit my package with a ink stamp and moved it along...
However, the story did not end with groovy stamps. My package included something for everyone in my little world. I'm cross posting this with an entry in the package_gang community 'cause I really want this in my journal :D
~ First and formost is a book about classic S. African fables and folklore... with stories that are great for reading to the hungry imaginations of my boiz (and me!!).
~ A SA beany baby... A Zebra! (and her name is "Zee" hahaha.. that's so great) It lives on Z's monitor now.
~ A zebra skin emery board.... which I will get more use out of than Z (very cool actually).
~ collection of semi-precious stones ... very beautiful and pure magic with little children.
~ a South Africa flag lapel pin!
~ this little wood carved african mask "key chain"
~ nummies! two each of little "jungle bites" - dried fruit bits, and little deli-cookie individual serving packs (taking both bois into account!!! ~ big wet kiss for that one!)
~ a note from Teaser about the package...
~ and lastly... this remarkable product.. called "rooibos (red bush) tea" a no caffeine and no tannin tea with all these herbal properties... i.e. safe for babies from birth, soothing to the digestive system, can be used for wiping the skin to help with rashes, etc. and can be used as an eye wash on babies!!! And remains a decent cup of tea. Apparently all South African babies are "raised" on it. Way cool stuff here.
Heres some pictures....
Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for this remarkably thoughtfull package. I remain your humble and willing servant Teaser.
* yes I'm just make'en up words here... (fantabulous) but so what?