Friday, January 15, 2010


Are you ever too old to get toys for presents? I don't think so. I had a roommate in college who was a psychology major and theorized that I was trying to reinvent my childhood. No, I said, I just like toys!

I have so many stuffed animals (particularly cats, bunnies and bears) that it is probably socially irresponsible. I mean, there's probably an ordinance about it somewhere.

Tonight I met my friend K for what she calls a "senior dinner" - we met right after I left the office, before 5 pm, so it was really like second lunch - and we exchanged belated holiday gifts. I am now the proud owner of this awesome mug, which I plan to take to work to intimidate my boss.

One of my Christmas presents from Mr. RK (that I picked out for myself) was this "Ladies of the 80s" Blondie doll:

...and her evil twin, Joan Jett Barbie, is on her way to my Twin Fireblossom's house.

AND there is also a Cyndi Lauper Barbie. I think Ily should get her, and then we could all meet in Miami and play house.


Darth Weasel said...

Joan Jett evil? I see you Joan Jett and raise you Storm large...

Claire said...

I love that mug!


LL Cool Joe said...

Is there a GI Jane Barbie?? As in like Demi Moore from the film? If so I'll have that one and then we'll all get together and my GI Jane won't bother playing house, she'll burn the place down!

That's my girl. :D

Granny Annie said...

Super Granny Barbie is what I'm looking for. After all Barbie is a Baby Boomer and should be a hip granny by now.

Anonymous said...

When I was in college, I paid an assload of money for toys that I wanted when I was a child but my mommy wouldn't buy them for me.
Oh, when I say assload, I mean assload. I mean like a year's tuition on toys.
Right now, they're all in boxes in my laundry room.

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: Is there a Storm doll?
C: Me too!
Joey: Fantastic idea!
WIGSF: Seriously? How much is a year of tuition in your country?

Lynn said...

That mug is awesome!!!

Aliceson said...

That mug is fantastic! I want one to use in my 4 wheel drive farm truck with the offensive bumper stickers on the back, you know just to round out the badassness.

Fireblossom said...

Wonder Woman! Who doesn't love Wonder Woman? That's awesome!

And your Debbie Harry looks awesome, Twin. Guess what?

" I don't hardly know her..."

JOAN came today!!! I am really impressed with these Ladies of the 80s Barbies. I half expect the Blackhearts to show up at my door demanding I give Joan back! But I won't, no no noooo. Hehe! Thank you, Twin!

Toys rule.

PS-to Whatigotsofar: sometimes ya just have to scratch that itch, yanno?

Ily said...

I'm a HUGE fan of toys...and I love that Mr. RK got you Blondie!

Cyndi is definitely mine. When I get her I'll invite you all down for a jam session. After all, Chicas Just Wanna Have Fun, right??

♫ They just, just wanna have fuh-un..♪

Riot Kitty said...

A: Great idea!
FB: Yay!
Ily: Keep me posted :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for coming by and "Playing"....I see your name all the time over at Ily's & LL Cool Joe's...So it is great to get on over here and meet you!
I have so many stuffed Teddy Bears--like you, there may be an!
Very Cute Cup! What a fun idea to all get together with your Barbies in Miami...!

Riot Kitty said...

OOLOTH: Thanks for coming by! We could form a support group for stuffed animal collectors...

Darrin.. said...

HA! People say I'm in my second childhood because of my toy obsession.

Nope.. like you, I just love toys!! Plain and simple! There's never been a time where I haven't bought toys in some form for myself. Maybe I'm perpetually stuck in childhood in some form. If that's the case.. what's so wrong with that I ask? =^D

Pouty said...

I am boycotting the Ladies of the 80s Barbies until they add Pat Benatar and Chrissie Hynde. Wah!