Sunday, July 23, 2006

Rubbadubdub


This is Happy. He's a Sponge Octopus and he's been hanging around my house for a few years. Over that time his smile has become a little more sarcastic, perhaps he too has grown wise to the world?

He was another find from Crazy Clark's. I found him perched upon an island of washing powder happily unaware of his miss-categorization. He also seemed to be waiting for me, like Grover had, but first I had to check to see if this Sponge Octopus was the best Sponge Octopus I could buy. I found the Sponge Octopus isle and proceeded to check each Sponge Octopus in turn; inspecting interesting eye orientation, mouth twisting and leg length. As it turns out my Sponge Octopus of the Island of "Surf" was indeed the most handsome of the entire species. I popped him in my red plastic basket and headed for the teen at the checkout.

Happy has never actually been used as a sponge as he is allergic to water, I hear pure-breeds have such peculiarities, and so his precarious placement by the bath has him a little perplexed - which could explain his expression.

18 comments:

indigo said...

I've never had a liking for octopus, live or cooked but Happy could woo me. What a cutie!

Here from Michele's!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

He is awfully cute, Florence! I can understand why he might be allergic to water...A Delicate Soul!

Here from Michele tonight!

Merlyn Gabriel said...

He looks as though he has many secrets to tell as well as a few funny jokes.

he's very cute!

xxxooo

Jean-Luc Picard said...

He's very cute; he has the right name there!

Catherine said...

He makes me smile. Here from Michele's

Vickie said...

I know a bookstore in Ottawa, Canada, called Octopus Books and Happy looks like maybe he's just been a bit lost over the years. At Octopus, he would fit in with all the other Octopi found over the years, sitting above the bookshelves, urging customers to "pick this book! this one! It made me laugh, it made me cry."

www.octopusbooks.org if you are interested.

Here from Michelle's

Florence said...

Indigo and Catherine, thanks for the visit!

OOLOTH, he is more delicate than he looks. Thanks for stopping by.xx

Merly, certainly some jokes:D xxs and oos

Captain, yes its a simple name for a simple face.

Vikie, a bookshop full of Octopi! wow, Happy would love to visit there. I'll check it out, thanks for the link.

bobealia said...

My husband and I have lots of "friends" around the house. Most days my husband comes home to find one of them staring wistfully out the window, wearing his shoes, wearing his hat, or one time, one of them was exercising on the balance ball.
I'm over from Vickie's. When you did you Masters in Rave, what was your Master officially in? Dance? Pop-Culture? Was it an MFA? Very curious and interested. I was doing a Masters in Art Education, and was doing a lot of research in WebCam girls. I could not find my focus, and had very little support, so I quit. Later, after taking another course, I realized I could have tied it to Education through Literacy and Multi-modalities or Multi-Literacies. Just wondering what area you were studying raves within....

Florence said...

Bobealia, thanks for dropping by! Actually I meant that jokingly:D I should have been studing my other courses but instead I was passing through the veils of time on the dance floor. I think I would have been one of the ones being studied, rather than the other way around:P

RennyBA said...

You just have to become happy seeing Happy - thanks for sharing and to put up a smile in bloth mine and my wife's face!
Have a Happy week ahead:-)

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

yummm salt and pepper sponge octopus...

Liana said...

You know how dogs can look like their owners, well......I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Florence said...

Renny, Happy week to you and your wife too:D

Wrecker, lol, my favourite!

Liana, now that you mention it...

Ramona said...

He is a very old soul that Octopus of yours. If I believed in reincarnation I'd say he's been here before!

Florence said...

Romona, you are so right;)

bobealia said...

Oh, oops. I guess I took you seriously because I thought, if she can do that, then there is hope for me yet!!

My word verification is the best! It's "punkn" as in "Man, that tat is punkn" or "I love you, Punkn."

Florence said...

Bobealia, lol, punkn..your funny:D

Shane said...

michele sent me back because she knew i had an unexplained attraction to the oddities scattered throughout this blog.