Monday, September 19, 2011

Pick your men based on yellow ear patches...It's science.

A couple of days ago on twitter, the BBC posted this.  First of all, how much do you want to just cuddle with those fuzzy baby penguins?  I love penguins.  I think this is fairly well known.  And besides the obvious reasons to love them: their waddle; their formal attire; and their ability slide on their tummy, I love their relationships with each other.  When penguins mate, they pick a partner for the long haul.  And daddy penguins? Well, they're just plain good dads.  And there is nothing hotter than a good dad, amiright ladies (this of course is being said from the girl who doesn't want kids...but still!)?

Over the weekend, I insisted that Inspector Climate watch March of the Penguins which is probably in my top 10 love stories and it makes me want to visit Antarctica even more (despite that harsh cold windy winter).  But what is so amazing about that footage (besides everything) is the amount of love between the parents as they carefully transfer the egg from the mama's feet to the daddy's feet, and bow their heads together sharing little penguin beak kisses.

Oh the penguin love. It is real, yo.

This is just to say, that I was looking for a thank you card to send to one of Inspector Climate's family members at this little bookstore on Degraves St last week and I found this card:

Which is awesome for many reasons, see those brown flaps on the back?  That's what you write on and then remove and can put a different piece of paper in there to reuse the gift card which is just brilliant! (I'd show you the inside but it's a love note to IC and no one needs to read that) You can check out their 100% post consumer recycled cards printed with vegetable ink at - and no they didn't pay me to write this. 

Secondly, the swans necks intertwined meant that I knew I had to buy this card for Inspector Climate (he bought me an engagement ring - and I bought him a card?  Yeah. Sure, that's the same...) (More on the ring later...I promise).  I adore the tangled nature of the card, the intertwined necks.  That's love.  Bird love. But love.

What is my point? 

Eh, I don't really have one.  It's Monday morning and I've got penguins on the brain and love is, well, everywhere!

Oh yeah, and if you're looking for a mate, take one out of the penguin handbook...try dying your ear patches brighter yellow...Sexy.


  1. Penguin love... if only all humans were like that. Some men really need to go to penguin school and learn how to treat a lady! =)

  2. LOL at penguin love and the adorable flaminos nuzzling necks on your card. Also, recycling is cool, yo.

  3. Cute post! I always think of that movie, March of the Penguins. I loved it & thought the penguin love was so sweet :)

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  4. Awwww, penguin love. That reminds me of "Happy Feet" and "March of the Penguins." Ohhhh, and that Bob Saget satire "Farce of the Penguins" - TOTAL CLASSIC.
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  5. Aw, sweet Penguin Love!

    You just never know what might work when it comes to finding that significant other.

  6. I've never seen a reusable card like that...what a great idea! I need to watch March of the Penguins. I've been avoiding it because I heard somewhere that it's sad/stressful, but it does look really sweet.

  7. Penguins are awesome. If only people would be like that! :D

  8. lol penguin love, the cards is cute. I love penguins, I think ever since I saw march of the penguins a few years ago

  9. I'd rather dye my ears purple if that's ok :)

    I love this random monday morning post about penguins. haha :) It helps brighten my bleak monday morning!

  10. LOL at the penguins and I agree thats a cool card

  11. Oh my gosh that is hilarious. Penguins offer good advice on love. ;)

  12. But it was an adorable blog.

    My mother in law gave us a card after we got engaged of two peas in a pod...and my husband got me a charm on my bracelet to remind me. :)

  13. I love penguins, too! It really is so sweet watching them. I still have a stuffed penguin my own hubby gave me 12 or 13 years ago.

  14. Lol, Love is everywhere for people who choose to see :) wish everyone had your penguiny eye for love :) xx

  15. Who doesn't love penguins? My guy doesn't have yellow ears...but I would swear he was raised by penguins! ;)
    Very very sweet!

  16. penguins are always on my brain!


  17. oh wow, that card IS awesome! :D

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  18. awww I've always loved penguins too. March of the Penguins was so great - I got a little teary-eyed!

    What a cute card, and I love the fact that it's reusable. Hope IC liked it :)

  19. I love penguins and a good card. Sorry you're feeling like a grumpet today (and also that I combined my comments for both posts into one). Hope tomorrow is better. Maybe another penguin movie will cheer you up?

  20. There's not much I love more than penguins (and animals in general)...but I was fascinated by your mention of the re-usable gift card.

    That is PURE genius!! And I love that it's made out of 100% recycled products...which of course makes sense because the card itself is recyclable.

    I love when companies come up with genius ways to make everyday products eco!

  21. i love that idea...i never write on those little cards attached to gift bags so they can be reused.