Fan Friday – Penguin Edition

For any of my regular readers, it must be fairly obvious by now that I love penguins. And if you didn’t notice…well, now I’m telling you. Penguins make me happy.

Fan Friday Presents…Penguins!

I think the awesomeness of penguins speaks for itself, but just in case it doesn’t, check it my super awesome mug:

Image from the Pier 1 page. Come on, you can’t tell me you don’t want one for yourself!

Just in case that isn’t enough penguin-ness to keep my happy at work, I also recently discovered the webcams in the penguin area at sea world (here and here). While I have to admit, I’m still not sure how I feel about the living conditions they’re in, they do look reasonably happy. (Wait til you see some of them walk with their wings out for balance!)

What’s the one thing that makes you unreasonably happy? You know, the one where you squeal like a little child and people give you funny looks.


The Secret To A Happy Marriage

Now, I know what you’re thinking, I’m not even married yet, so how could I possibly know that kind of secret? It came as a bit of a surprise to me, as well.

You see, I stumbled upon this secret in the most unlikely of places. A grocery store. What would a grocery store know about romance? Well, it depends on the grocery store, I’m sure. This particular grocery store is well known for having a bit of a different stock of items than most. In addition to having oodles of bulk items, it also has many gluten free products and even a few vegan ones. And it is within this frozen foodland that the secret was discovered.


That’s right, chocolate covered soy-based ice cream bars are the secret to “a healthy, long lasting relationship”. I wouldn’t have believed it myself if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. So there you have it folks. If your marriage is on the rocks, you’d better go out and get yourself some of these. Results guaranteed!*

* Results not actually guaranteed–not even a little.

I must admit though, they were quite delicious, and definitely a good ice cream craving killer. And a bit of a throwback to my elementary school days, when they’d sell revellos at lunch for $0.50. Those were the days! </end tangent> I rate them 5 out of 5, getting a 1 star bonus for entertainment value.

Seriously though, there is a secret to a happy marriage. I have no idea what it is, but it may look a little something like this:



That’s right, it’s a penguin cookie jar. My dearest love got it for me for our anniversary. It’s functional, it’s adorable, and it’s a penguin. I can’t really ask for more than that.

If that’s not a happy relationship, I don’t know what is!

Have you come across any hilarious packaging? Gotten an awesome gift lately? Tell us about it!