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
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.
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.