father’s day is fast approaching

As a kid, I don’t recall Mother’s Day or Father’s Day being such huge commercial holidays, but what can you do? Usually I just send my father a card, but this year I decided I’d order him a couple little goodies. To call my father a packrat would be a gross understatement, so buying him additional novelty products is sort of like giving candy to a diabetic, but hey, he’s 89, so who cares! Throw caution to the wind!
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Yup, wind-up ramen and rice bowls from Spiral and Circle! I didn’t get him the whole set, mind you. I just got him the tempura soba and the unagi donburi. They are small, so it shouldn’t add to the clutter too much …

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18 Responses to father’s day is fast approaching

  1. froggy says:

    those are so cool. and that link….is dangerous, lol. free shipping too, wow.

  2. Ann says:

    Yeah, I thought the $5 greeting card racket was bad enough, now the radio is telling me that if I really loved my dad, I’d buy him a new La-z-boy. Sheesh.
    (Rant aside, those are cool gifties :))

  3. Silvia says:

    Damn skippy he’ll love those knicknacks! I’m sure he’s still got all those cards from over the years too.

  4. christina says:

    Those are adorable – a wonderful addition to his collection. I’m sure he’ll love them.

  5. cari says:

    Must. Resist. Wind-up. Ramen. Must. Not. Fall. Prey. To. Insane. Cuteness… Ahhh…I feel my resolve weakening… Damn you, Mariko and your evil influence… *shakes fist and heads toward that link*

  6. claudia says:

    Mariko. Sweetie. What kind of mind thinks things like this up????

  7. carolyn says:

    so you wind them up and then they…what? shimmy your soup? won’t that make it spill out? i’m a little scared of them!

  8. Sandee says:

    Those wind up ramens are SO CUTE! MUST. HAVE. WINDUP RAMENS. You are definitely an evil temptress. Especially to us trinket/candy-ophiles!

  9. Gina says:

    My mouth is watering at the thought of unagi donburi.

  10. alison says:

    Oh, those are so good. I vaguely remember a photo of your dad surrounded by some of his clutter — yep, wind-up soba is exactly what the man needs!

  11. myra says:

    Oh I love it! Especially the tempura one.

  12. Jan says:

    You have outdone yourself this time. 😉

  13. hannah says:

    oh those are so AWESOME!!! i must have the whole set… definitely a step up from the collection of “pooping” keychains that may or may not be on my desk right now… i wont admit anything!

  14. susan says:

    what happens when they wind up? do they make slurping sounds?

  15. meg says:

    What does a wind-up bowl do? Drain the soup? Slurp? Hysterical, and definitely for the guy who has everything & needs more of it!

  16. monica says:

    Those are great! Thanks for the link. I hope your father likes them!

  17. Becca says:

    I looked at this post yesterday, and I thought those little ramen/rice bowls were so cute. I had a dream last night that I received them as a gift, but they were remote controlled. How cool would that be? Racing Ramen. Hee hee hee.

  18. Mary says:

    I love it – the perfect gift for a dad. They seem to get harder and harder to shop for every year. This is the kind of present that is just right!

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