When Horses Fly

You might want to invest in some wings there, RD...

You might want to invest in some wings there, RD…

For once, I can finally join the rest of the working world in saying that Wednesday is picture dayactually Hump Day.  A four-day turned five day weekend gave me Monday through Friday off this week, so at this very moment, I’m moving over the hump into the second half of my mini-vacay.  Yeah, so maybe I’m still not in line with the nine to fivers out there (Does anyone even work that shift anymore?), but at least I can still give you The Nest’s weekly Wednesday tradition of Picture Day!

I’m not an impulse buyer by any stretch of the imagination.  While I will occasionally purchase things I stumble upon without having a real need for them, I do at least still think long and hard about whether it’s money well spent before deciding to help make some factory owner in China a little richer.

Some of that money might even go to the sweatshop squirrels...

Some of that money might even go to the sweatshop squirrels…

Last Thursday presented me with one of those impulse opportunities when I least expected it…. while catching up on my blog reading.  When I first saw it in the middle of a post, I said, “Damn!  I HAVE to have that!”  But it still took me until the following day to actually whip out the plastic and purchase it.  And what might that have been…..?

What the hell?  I've never actually seen good art hanging around this dump before...

What the hell? I’ve never actually seen good art hanging around this dump before…

For those of you who follow her (And if you aren’t, what in the hell is wrong with you?), you will recognize that masterpiece as “Pegasus Hugging a Dog” by the very talented Goldfish.  I had to chuckle when she mentioned in that post “who the hell is really going to want to buy a Pegasus hugging a dog,” because I was immediately sold on this incredibly cute picture!  I bought a handful of cute critter stickers from Goldfish’s Redbubble shop a few years ago, but this time I had to actually order a print!  I only found one frame at Mecca this morning that was close to the 12″ X 12″ size of the print, and only discovered after getting it home that the stupid frame had no way of hanging on a wall… so for now it’s propped up in the corner of my computer room near where a lot of my own inferior art hangs.

Oh, and speaking of pegasi…

I can haz muffin?

I can haz muffin?

While shopping for that frame this morning, my attention was snagged by an awesome Scratchy figurine that just seemed to be calling my name from the counter where the baseball cards and crap can be found.  However, hiding behind my favorite DJ was a small selection of other ponies I don’t have a representative of yet.  Sadly, I know exactly who these damned characters were without having to be told by the box what I was buying, and as soon as I saw Derpy was one of the ponies hiding back there, my second impulse buying decision of the week had been made…

Yes, I am very much in need of an intervention...

Yes, I am very much in need of an intervention…

Yes, her name really is Derpy, and the figurine even perfectly captures Derpy’s derpiness in a frontal view…

Almost as cute as a pegasus hugging a dog...

Almost as cute as a pegasus hugging a dog…

So there you go, two pegasi for the price of one!  Happy Reverse Hump Day from The Nest, and I’ll try to not make myself look so pathetic next week…

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to When Horses Fly

  1. goldfish says:

    Daw. I’m honored that my art now hangs in The Nest. Now, we’re even. Also, cheers to impulse buys! 🙂

    • Some things are just too cute to pass up. I actually would’ve probably bought it immediately had it not sounded like you only put the solo pega in the shop. It’s both fucked up and totally adorable, which made it an instant winner for me!

  2. Trisha says:

    Aw, your impulse purchases are so much cuter than mine! (I bought a wallet with an owl on it – WTH?) That dog looks so sweet that I can see why the Pegasus wanted to hug it. I think you did well with your impulse purchases! I’m a bit jealous…I have no ponies or Pegasi. 😦

  3. draliman says:

    Careful with your new-found pegasus fetish, you might make the other critters jealous!

  4. It’s really Wednesday? Wow. Go figure. To me, it’s just another cold, snowy, winter day. Sigh. The best part of next week will be the dog show at the Garden in NY. Life in the slow lane is even slower in the winter 🙂

    • That’s what it feels like to me now too. So far, it’s snowed on three of the four days I’ve had off with one to go. That’s about one more snow day than we’d had the entire winter season so far before this week. With any luck, I might remember when it’s time to go back to work Saturday night…

  5. I had no idea I needed Pegasi in my life but I know for sure I do. So Kawaii. ❤

  6. Piglove says:

    It’s actually adorable… I love it and give it 3 hooves up – I would go for four hooves up but I would fall over – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. My mom is one of those rare peeps that still works 9 to 5…bless her heart.

  7. The Cutter says:

    Derpy has been the subject of some controversy among the Pony community. Some say she is a mockery of the mentally handicapped

  8. Now those are cute impulse buys. If I had money with which to buy, I might have done the same. Only I haven’t the money, and given my track record, I’m actually more likely to buy yarn.

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