Sunday, January 07, 2007

Action Figure Accessories

I came home to Toronto to a bloated dead beta fish sitting on my desk. He was in a bowl, floating upside down. Apparently he had died sometime during the night.

RIP Schizzy aka Leonard the Fish. You probably won't really be missed, persay, but you lived a good life. You had two owners who loved you. You managed to outlive Starbright Tinkerbell II by 2 years. Plus, you had a WAY cooler name.

Good work on that. Good work on being a fish.

2007 started and I somehow forgot. I had this brilliant resolution all plotted out, but we're already into the second week of the new year and I have taken zero action.

I was going to call it Year of the Prop, and carry around different props with me throughout the year. I wouldn't be allowed to leave the house without my props. I wanted to start off the year with a smoking pipe, and progress in my prop usage until I reached my ultimate goal of wearing a monocle. Once I gained some notoriety for my props, people would probably start sending me props and I'd write about my adventures on my website,

I don't know if I have enough motivation to carry through on all this. Or enough time.

Actually, the truth is, if I just had a prop, I'd be good to go. I just don't know where to start. . .


  1. Anonymous6:20 PM

    I think the ultimate prop would be to carry around a Pocket-Sized-Junior. However go to a joke shop and get yourself a pipe. Then when you have time, go find a cane, etc. You have enough time now, to pull it off. Go for it :D

  2. Anonymous7:07 PM

    You're more than welcome to rifle through the randomness of my backseat for some props. It's got some pretty decent stuff back there at the moment mostly because I haven't cleaned it out in a while and I've been to some really weird gift exchanges this Christmas.


  3. Anonymous9:09 PM

    I can't wait to give you props on your props!

    Props props, as it were.

  4. Anonymous10:28 PM

    sounds like we need to visit a value village again.

    stolen lawn gnome: $0
    stolen monocle: $0
    year of the prop: priceless

  5. Anonymous2:49 AM

    go for a bubble blowing pipe, that way you can use it anywhere as opposed to a real pipe which would not be allowed in business establishments

  6. props are a brilliant idea.

    A friend and I used to do this when we went out. It lasted about 3 outings before we ran out of props that we thought were "a-prop-riate"

    Candy Necklaces - stained our necks.
    Feather Boas - were fine until the feathers started falling out.
    Crazy Wigs - they simply looked horrid in pictures.

    Take my advice...jump to the monocle. :)


    Schizzy outlived Starbright Tinkerbell Heatherley by two years, and Starbright Tinkerbell Heatherley II by one. Don't dis the name bitch cuz both my fishes were way the hell prettier than yours, and we all know that that's what truely matters.