Sunday, December 14, 2008

Paper pillows

Mr. P works for a firm whose "headquarters" is about 40 minutes away, so when we go to his holiday party we make a whole thing out of it...we get a room in a nice hotel so that we can take full advantage of the open bar. Saturday morning we woke up, a bit hungover and watched their local parade from our hotel window. Quite unspectacular, but there were a lot of horses and Santa.

We showered and headed to do some shopping, first stop Pier One. We picked out a cute ornament and I found some weird paper clips to use as a stocking stuffer, and I got in line to pay. Mr. P says, "Hey, I want to go look at the pillows.". mmkay. Pillows.

So I get to the front of the line and he is at the pillow display looking fervently through the pillows, so I get out of line and find a comfy chair to watch what he is doing. Another shopper and Mr. P are now going through all the pillows, occasionally stopping to compare finds, and trading. After a good 6 or 7 minutes, Mr. P looks around for me and says, "These are 1.98 and are perfect for the boat." You know how it is important to have throw pillows for your boat.

So he picks out 6 "boat" pillows, and then 3 other pillows for his couch. We get back in line and I am checking out the boat pillows. They feel outdoorsy, they look outdoorsy, they are made out of paper. Paper pillows. To use on the boat. I think you can do that boat decorating math.

ETA: Mr. P modeling his paper pillows. (There are four more....)

He is kind of annoyed I am poking fun at his paper pillows and the semi-grin is only so that I will leave him alone.

Edited AGAIN: Here is a link to the paper pillows. They are actually not uncomfortable, and not crunchy, the paper is smooth. Tracy, I agree. It was funny enough that he wanted throw pillows for the boat, but that they are made out of paper...even better.


creative kerfuffle said...

and did you get to sleep an hour late and get coffee in bed the next day??? ; )
paper pillows? wtf are those? like you could write notes on them and stuff? and how comfy are paper pillows? i think you need to post a picture of them cos i'm having a hard time visualizing.

Hotch Potchery said...

I actually did wake up first, and I don't drink coffee. However, the fridge was cleaned out without my asking, AND the laundry all done. Needless to say, a good time was had by all. (My kids read this, so details will be spared.)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Never heard of paper pillows, but I think they would crunch when you put your head on them or lean on them. At least you had a lovely, fun weekend!

creative kerfuffle said...

the pillows look cool actually. are they comfy? i'm w/ bea, i think they'd be crinkly.
and yeah for having someone else do the laundry!!!! : )

Tracy said...

I really don't understand paper pillows. I think you are making it up, they look fine in the picture. what is MORE funny is throw pillows for a boat.

College Kid said...

Why is Dad turning into such a girl since I moved out? What'd you do to him?

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