Monday, November 06, 2006

Ur-dillo

There used to be regular armadillos on this blog.

Some of you might remember the armadillo of the week, of the day even.
Some of you will remember King dillo and Betty dillo. [How could I have forgotten about Hippyrockdilloflower?]

There were cute dillos, funky dillos, scarey dillos, pie-plate dillos, birthday dillos, anaemic dillos.....

Dillos becomes a very strange word if you type/say it too often.

No, thats dillos not dildos.

I was just reminded of all the dillos, staring vacantly at my flickr-badge. (me staring vacantly, not the dillos)
(though some of them do)

For those of you who don't remember that far back - and I certainly wish I didn't - this blog began with lettuce-eating. Yes - as a cure for insomnia. I blogged whilst eating lettuce and bananas in the middle of the night.

Once I was through the insomnia, posting pictures of our numerous armadillos seemed somehow like a good idea.
Remember, I had been sleep-deprived.

I think most of our considerable collection appeared on this blog at some stage or another.

But not the Ur-Dillo.
The father of them all.

Our collection began with this armadillo, who was - is - named eccremocarpus and who lived with us in Durham (in the far, chilly North-East of England) in our post-graduate-student days.

He was a wedding present.
Believe it if you can.

A strange friend of M's, who had significantly more money than us (not hard at that time) had been tantalizing M with rumours of a wedding-gift-computer. Yes, its true - at one time we lived without a computer. In the week before our wedding we were on a train with him, and he suddenly said "Here - your wedding present" and threw the Ur-dillo onto M's lap.

Despite M's bitter disappointment at the non-appearance of the computer - which was never mentioned again - Eccremocarpus became a member of the family in a nerdy studenty sort of way - and that is it.

The origin of the armadillos.

17 comments:

Calamity Tat said...

And what a damn fine looking Dillo he is so, the best by far of all your collection of Dildos, sorry.. but it's true when you stare all the dillos turn into dildos... yes what a beast that DILLO is....
excited, moi????

Pod said...

you're all obsessed ladies!!

i love this post. how funny and starneg you are! hope the weekend was ok?
x

Pod said...

strange i meant...but you are a bit starneg too ;0p

Joyce said...

the weird wedding gifts are the most memorable.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited I will be seeing the dillos in person...I shall name them all. And maybe sleep with them.

What does starneg mean?

Anonymous said...

I meant sleep in an entirely innocent sense of course. I won't bonk your little dillos. Promise.

Pod said...

keep your eye on that wendz lettuce......

ramblingwoman said...

hahah, i feel a picture of Wendy in bed with armadillos coming on!

Carlotti said...

Your dillo looks very pensive. I love stories like these.

Donna said...

Hehehe yes Wendy in bed with the dillos, it's a must :-)

Kitty said...

haha trust Wendy!!

I have missed the Dillos actually. I was thinking about them only the other day (can't remember why - and no it was nothing to do with replacing the l with a d).

Take some photos of Wendy and the dillos - it would give us a chuckle on a cold damp November morning.

Have fun with your visitors this week. As if you need telling, eh!?

Anonymous said...

...and there I was, drinking a G&T looking at Hippyrockdilloflower only last night!?

Hope your guests are behaving themselves :O)
x

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