another sunday night hippo conundrum

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Sunday, January 25, 2009
the BEST!
I mean, they're BIG, right? A hippo isn't the sort of thing that should just disappear, and likewise neither should a red and purple hippo portrait disappear. It's my own fault, of course, like the majority of my minor calamities. A couple of weeks ago I got it into my head to move some pictures around -- you know: change it up! Freshen the environment! Blah, blah blah blah! I had nails in my mouth and a gleam in my eye! (January is particularly bad for this kind of malady.)

The hippo had been comfortably resting propped on top of another picture; minding its hippo business, being charming and ridiculous and making me laugh every time I went down the stairs. But SUDDENLY, due to some sort of decorating EMERGENCY and concomitant MADNESS I took it down and put it somewhere so safe I cannot find it again. The wall in question is right by a bookcase! It should be resting on top of some books. But no. This is what happens when I try to be smart about things. Hippos go missing.

The hippo is at large! HIPPO AT LARGE. (that cracks me up! No wonder the hippo left me. There is probably a note somewhere that says "#7, your "jokes" are not funny" and ends with "I'm going to the river for a couple weeks to hang out and menace small watercraft for a while and just, you know, figure it out.")

(I had better straighten this out pretty quick, because if this imaginary hippo writes any more of this imaginary note, I'm not going to want it to come back. Stay in the freaking river covered in flies for all I care!)

(only kidding, Hippo!)

It wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't pretty sure I've been looking right at it, but missing it somehow. Like my eyes slide over it even though it is the very thing I'm searching for.
2 comments on "another sunday night hippo conundrum"
  1. Could it have slid behind a bookcase? Hippos probably like to hide in plain sight, though. They do it by holding perfectly still.

    Ooh, what you need is colored glasses that filter out everything but blue or red! I don't know how that works. But they can probably do it with science!

  2. ooh, behind the bookcase is a good notion. I will check there.


    all this hippo talk is making me think of the dancing hippos in fantasia, which is a good thing.


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