Friday, February 29, 2008

It's that day, folks

The day that comes only once a year -- Leap Day.

Today is my niece and nephew's first anniversary. Actually it's their fourth, but since they got married on Leap Day, it's their first. But they have always been a bit Goofy.

Cause my nephew by marriage was Goofy at Disney for quite some time. And he really IS Goofy. No one would deny that. And he married Minnie -- my niece was Minnie at Disney, and she really is a mini person, cause she's pretty darn short. Whenever I would see Mickey and Minnie on TV or in print, I'd call and ask if it was her -- alas, it never was, but she enjoyed the job, nonetheless. Even broke her foot in costume once, and was sent to work in the resorts for a time -- with a pregnant Cinderella.

Now, that's just plain wrong.

Her sister, also my niece, also worked at Disney, as did their brother. The younger sister worked on Pirates of the Caribbean and It's a Small World. It's interesting to walk through Disney with someone who works there, and knows all the lore: which rides are haunted, etc. The had seen a whole bevy of celebrities there, all of whom went straight to the head of the line. All of them, that is, except Vanilla Ice, who my niece had the honor of sending to the back of the line, as he wasn't enough of a celebrity to have the proper pass.

In honor of Leap Day, here's a cute toddler pattern with frog applique, from Cab4dks-Kissy-Pop-Collectibles, on ebay. Jumpin' Jehosaphat, ain't it cute? And in honor of Vanilla Ice, enjoy this video from youtube -- of Jim Carrey's crazy version of "Ice Ice Baby." Priceless.

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