My girlfriend has received a wonderful package from Abbeeroad!
This lovely wooden box has been hand painted to look like a death clock. The finger piece was turned by Abbeeroad's husband. Abbee, you must have a very steady hand. It looks like Clare only has four years left, I'd better start looking for a new girlfriend...
The inside of the box says 'Futurama Swap' in the super geeky secret Futurama language.
Clare says "I am SO THRILLED to have actually received a deathclock! It was my immediate response when my girlfriend asked me if there were any specific in-universe things I'd want; that exchange between the Professor and Wernstrom just makes me laugh and laugh every time. It is beautifully made, and I will be keeping suitably precious things in it."
I laughed out loud when I saw this t-shirt. It probably should have seen an iron after its long journey from the USA but Clare put it on right away and I can't say I blame her.
As if this could be anybody else's doing.
Clare says "I sent Abbee a ridiculously long list of quotes and episodes, and she has taken my favourite one of all of them - and actually made it funnier. I intend to wear it all the time to raise awareness of this very important and sexy issue."
This cute little hoop is perfect for Clare, who is a massive boffin.
Clare says "The worst grade imaginable! I am going to take it into work with me and put it on my desk as a warning of the horror that awaits me if I do things wrong. Another one of my favourite quotes; it rings embarrassingly true."
Finally, here are the best wine glasses I have ever seen and another demonstration of Abbeeroad's steady-hand painting skills. I'm claiming ownership of one of these, but will it be the Zoidberg from Universe 1 or the Zoidberg from universe A? I think I should remind you all that these were posted internationally - Abbee, I will be copying your packaging technique if I ever send glasses to somebody else.
Clare says "The two Zoidbergs are the reason why The Farnsworth Parabox is one of my favourite episodes, and these are just amazing. Obviously, avocadoeldorado will have to be crummy Universe A, and I'll be Universe 1."
I am so impressed by everything in this package and really glad to see Clare so happy with what she received. Abbee, I think you've bought me months of messy crafting time without getting into trouble