A couple of months ago, Leanne had mentioned, either on Twitter or her blog, that she wanted to send Thing 1 and Thing 2 off on a worldwide adventure, a la Flat Stanley.
Once I read more and realized she wasn't talking about her actual twins, but two stuffed toys, I signed right up! I've been waiting for my turn, and checking in on their adventures from time to time. I got them from Georgia, and send them off to Minnesota on Monday.
My apologies to the Things… going from our gorgeous California weather to Minnesota's… ummm…. not. (Disclaimer: I've never been to Minnesota; my cousin lives there, so how bad could it be? Then again, he's from Canada, so I can't make any assumptions. Hrm.)
OK, enough chit chat… wanna see what we got up to on our Bay Area jaunt?
I brought them to work with me on their first day… not the most exciting thing, but I accidentally left them in my car after receiving them in the mail and I was afraid someone would spy their awesomeness and break into my car to get them, so they spent their first California day hanging out on my desk, revelling in the admiration and attention they got from my co-workers.
I had a Girls Night planned with my dear friend Leila (@DontSpkWhinese) from dontspkwhinese.com, because she had flown up special for a couple of publicity events we wanted to go to… when we had trouble checking into our hotel room, we decided to have mimosas at the hotel bar, where Thing 1 and Thing 2 had a chance to meet Leila's famous wookiee.
The first event we hit was an Ubisoft video game preview; it's all top secret and confidential, so no photos, but they had fun, as did we, especially since there were Jello shots and sliders involved! 🙂 After the Ubisoft event, we headed over to Klout HQ!
After our crazy time in The City with Leila, she had to fly home, and we had to drive home…
And last, because we had so much fun taking pictures, the Things asked me to give them a photography lesson (really; I'm just THAT amazing) so I got one of our Lego ladies to model for us so I could teach them the basics.
So we had a great time hosting the Things, and I look forward to seeing the next leg of their trip, in lovely Saint Paul! Thanks to Leanne for letting me be a part of the fun!