My package from Birdbones arrived on Wednesday, but the evil postal delivery man didn't bother to knock on the door, so I had to trek out to the post office to pick it up. Finally managed to do that today.
Though my expectations were high, she succeeded in completely astounding me anyway. First of all, the package itself was epic:
It must have made postal workers smile across two continents!
Then when I opened up the box, I found THIS staring up at me:
I stared at it a moment trying to get my head around exactly WHAT I was looking at. Still baffled, I removed the
packing material and pulled out my new mutant companion.
<several minutes of speechlessness> Wow.
Spidery legs and leaves on its back:
But look - the face with all the eyes isn't actually attached; it's just kind of mask that's tied onto a leather garment the creature is wearing. What's underneath?Agghhh!
I thought I couldn't be more surprised, but there was more to come:
The shiny steel tusks (which I couldn't get a good picture of) pull out to reveal a drawer. No wonder he didn't eat all the chocolate - his mouth was already full...
Birdbones remembered that my own collection had gone missing, so she sent me some to re-stock the eye bank with! They're wonderful! One can never
have too many eyes.
Birdbones was being overly cautious, and used more packing material than was strictly necessary for shipping, but better safe than sorry.
Thank you so much for this WONDERFUL whatever-it-is! I can't take my eyes off it. (And vice versa, of course.) I only hope you enjoy your new mutant friend half as much as I do mine. (She's very different, but special in her own way.) And I hope the surface mail to Germany doesn't take too punishingly long.