Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Monday Photo Shoot: Bobble Heads!

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Somewhere in your house you probably have one (or more) bobble-head figurines. Immortalize them in photo. For this, any bobbly toy will do -- bobbly hula girls, toy animals with bobbly tails, it's all good. They just have to be bobbly somewhere along the line.

First let me say that I can't STAND Bobble-heads.  Which is why John's challenge sent me to the messiest area of my house, the by-now infamous JUNK ROOM (insert shudders here).

Lee jeans used to be my denim of choice for one very simple reason:  When I'm wearing a size 14 in most other brands, I can wear size 12 in Lee jeans, the loose-cut ones.

Some time back, probably six years or more, Kohls had Lee jeans on sale, and I bought myself two pairs.  At the checkout, the clerk gave me two white boxes, telling me that I got one for each pair of Lees... some free promotional thing, for a limited time only.  Yeah, for each pair of Lee Jeans bought, the customer received a bobble-head Buddy Lee. 

I brought them home, examined one, and stuck them in a far corner of the "junk room".

Someone I worked with later told me that her daughter collected bobble-heads, so I gave her the one I had un-boxed, and promptly forgot about the one remaining.

Until John Scalzi gave us this assignment.

One reason Fly-Lady gets peeved at me is that I will toss something I personally hate in that upstairs room just because... hmmm, I don't know.  Maybe it will be worth a fortune someday?  Maybe some grandchild or great-grandchild might want it in the future? 

It took me some fifteen minutes to locate the silly thing.  Notice he even still has the packing around his neck.

Here's what I googled about this item, but keep in mind there's one on Ebay for a starting price of $4.99.

So what will I do with him now?  Neither Cliff nor I  can manage to get Buddy back into his styrofoam well enough for him to fit in the box, but no matter.  He'll go back to the place from whence he came.

Want to share your bobbles with the rest of us?  Just be sure and leave a link to your entry at By The Way.

P.S.  I did manage to get Buddy back in his packing after this writing.


mavarin said...

I think it's kinda cute!  Doesn't have the extremely outsized head of most bobbles. - Karen

ora4uk said...

I love "bobble heads" LOL...and I would love to spend some time in the second floor room of yours....maybe when I stop by some time....huh?????  Hugs from KY....Ora

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, I think you are funny.  I have trouble with some of Flylady's instructions, too.  We are not good flybabies, are we?

tc01hm said...

Buddy is kinda cute! LOL

fierrorachel said...

Good Lord in Heaven above...that thing gives me the heebie jeebies!  Please don't ever let that be out when I stop by.  I seriously shuddered.  It's like a Chuckie doll or something.  What's with the hair?  What's with the bobbly head?  What's with my mother OWNING this thing?  


midwestvintage said...

 Reminds me of he who kills or Chucky.  Glad he is safely packed away again.


csandhollow said...

No bobble heads here!

salemslot9 said...

remember "Toughskins" jeans?
from Sears I believe