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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

Day 14's topic is "Chia Pets".  This is yet ANOTHER topic about which I know very little. 

Growing up I wanted a Chia Pet.  Okay...sidebar...growing up I wanted a ton of stupid shit.  The biggest and least stupid thing that I wanted was Legos.  I didn't get those goddamn Legos until I was 18.  At 18, tired of listening to me bitch ceaselessly each Christmas Day, my parents broke down and bought me Legos.  I lost them.  No idea where they went.  I was 18...what the hell was I supposed to do with Legos?  But it was still a funny present.

Okay...continuation of the sidebar...lots of stupid shit

Legos
Pet Rock
X-Ray glasses
Spud gun
Sea Monkeys...

Look...okay...pretty much the entire back page of any comic book published in the 70's I wanted.  I got Legos, at 18.  End of list. 

Seriously?  I was 6 years old.  YEAH I wanted a shrunken head. YEAH I want a device that prints out money, and a spy pen radio, and ...and...and....

Anyway, I wanted a bunch of stupid shit when I was a kid.  One of the stupid things I wanted was a chia pet.  I don't think I really even knew what it was, but the song was catchy.  I guess you plant seeds...chia seeds...on the outside of this ceramic object shaped like a sheep or a mustache or whatever and water it and it grows.  But I am an anathema to plants, and perhaps my parents knew that, or maybe I never actually vocalized my desire for a chia pet, because either way I never got one. 

I don't want a chia pet now.  That's just to clear it up before I get it on this Christmas morning from my parents because they read the blog and decided that 45 was a good age to finally get me a chia pet.

8 comments:

  1. It would make me really really really really happy if the outcome of suggesting this topic was that you're inundated with chia pets for Christmas.

    P.S. I wanted *everything* on the back page of the comics. Sea monkeys were the biggest disappointment of my childhood, I saved up months for those suckers!

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    1. Sea monkeys were a grave disappointment to many a child of that era. People who market to kids are cruel. And now I want to send Jim a Chia Zombie.

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    2. They looked so fun! The dad with is his little microscopic briefcase. The mom in her apron. Was it...not like that?

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    3. No, and there was no king with a trident either *shakes fist*

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  2. Now you can eat chia seeds in everything.

    I really wanted a mood ring.

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  3. Oh Archie comics and sea monkeys... I never got any either. I think we *did* have a chia pet, but because my mom wanted it. Of course, I may be completely fabricating that memory, who knows. She DID have a pet rock - that I'm sure I remember. Really.

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    1. i might just buy sea monkeys now so that I can experience the same disappointment everyone else did.

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