Wednesday, 21 March 2012

a birthday and a panda

birthday girl
i didn't get home until 8 tonight coz i went up to see cookie as it's her 12th birthday today.  harmony day too.  she had a lovely day and we went out for dinner.  i gave her a name necklace for want of a better name.  she has a very unusual name, she's the only one i've ever heard of, so i got one made by a jeweller in melbourne.  silver with swarovski crystals. she loved it.  her parents gave her clothes which she loved too.  she's having a party on sunday at the local park.  she's excited.  it should be a lovely day.  now i'm pooped.

so on to the panda.  well!  i was at the end of my busy desk shift and doing three things at once as usual.  i looked up and there in front of me was a 7 foot panda.  well, a person in a panda suit to be precise.  i said hello, as you do, and he waved at me. he could have been there to rob us for all i knew.  he was carrying a gift basket.  i asked him a question and he shook his head no.  i asked if he wanted to give out the lollies around the library.  he shook his head.  then i noticed that he was tapping on his gift basket and written on the box was the name Sarah.  drrr  i finally got it.  he was there for sarah.  so after getting a very embarrassed sarah out to the desk the basket was presented to her.  by now a large crowd had gathered.  camera flashes went off.  it turned into something of an event.  it seems that the person inside the suit has a bit of a crush on sarah.  he's older than her and she doesn't really reciprocate his feelings.  he stayed around for ages, i thought he was waiting for a tip or maybe he was going to strip. a stripping pandagram.  he finally left and things settled down when all of a sudden a young woman came in to the library with a gift basket for sarah.  the two are not connected at all but you have to admit it was a doozy of a coincidence.

it's hard to understand panda sign language


  1. I understand this panda perfectly. He's saying, "Rub my belly."

    1. wow, you speak panda Stephen. i'm impressed. :)

  2. The name necklace sounds great! You are a great gift giver ;-)
    As for the poor panda man... unrequited love is a bugger.. Each time i slowly realise the feelings i have for another are not being returned...I find myself singing Billy Bragg's 'The Saturday Boy':
    'And she never came to the phone
    She was always in the bath
    In the end, it took me a dictionary
    To find out the meaning of unrequited
    While she was giving herself for free
    At a party to which I was never invited'

    Hopefully the right Panda will come along soon for him :-)

    1. poor panda man. we've all been there haven't we? and you know we love billy. so sad.

  3. Well that put a bit of excitement into the day. Your Grand daughter is lovely and the necklace is beautiful.

    1. hi Diane, yes, it's not every day a panda comes into the library. and cookie loved her present, i was pleased with it too. hope you are well and staying dry

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