Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mr. Hippo and I

Never underestimate the worth (and pleasure) of a childish Hippo flashlight during a power failure.

And if it emits a goofy laugh when turned on – and every 15 seconds thereafter – even better.

You have light and laughter in the darkness.


And if caught brushing your teeth when the power failure strikes? Just spit in the sink, search for a flashlight in the pitch dark, curse the kid who took the “normal” one (on a camping trip?) and be grateful Mr. Hippo is still around.

17 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

In a pinch...why not? Good thing the batteries are still in good working order. Some of my best friends are hippos, by the way. Hope your foot is looking and feeling better. Stress fracture? You must be really stressed out!

sherry ♥ lee said...

lol!! Mr. Hippo reminds me of Buzz Lightyear...ages ago the main power fuse went on the house. Could I find the flashlight? No. But I found the boys' Buzz Lightyear. Guys from Hydro arrived to take care of the problem. When asked if I had a flashlight (they had mega wattage!) and how had I coped, I said "but of course" and produced Buzz from my back pocket. Buzz measured about 6"!!!! I've never seen such big men laugh so hard!!!

Here's to Mr. Hippo!!!! :) Hip Hip Hooray - o

Aunt Reeny's After Thoughts said...

I desperately need one of those STAT. Holy right up my alley - that's not a euphemism.

Beth said...

Bodhi Chicklet:
I’m thinking we have some friends in common...
Never thought about that kind of stress in terms of my foot. It’s traveling everywhere!

Sherry Lee:
Would love to have seen you wielding Buzz Lightyear - far more sophisticated than my Hippo. ;)

Reeny:
Got anything worthwhile to trade? Mr. Hippo has proven himself to be a very precious commodity. ;)

Deidra said...

I love him!

Charlotta-love said...

That would make me smile. You wouldn't know it - since it's dark - but I'd be grateful for that hippo light.

We had a power failure a few weeks ago. I grabbed the flash light from my night stand. I was reading so I just used the regular light but it also has a strobe feature. ...you know, when the power goes out in the middle of your dance party, I guess.

oreneta said...

I just goodwilled my hippo flashlight! (don't tell the kids)

I will confess to boringly ALWAYS having an LED headlight with me....

Crazed hippo laughter as you spit and rinse! What fun.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

can i borrow him?

Zhu said...

Can I, by any chance, find a similar one at Canadian Tire? I want one!

Mary-Laure said...

When I was a little girl living in Kenya I actually rode an actual hippo. For real.

St Jude said...

So where do you insert the batteries??

apriliniowa said...

I can't tell you how many hippos have saved me in times of distress. Too many to count...

Seraphine said...

LOL. i love it, except maybe for the frequent chuckles.
we have some flashlights stashed in various places throughout the house. but really, after about 10 minutes, i start lighting candles. candles don't chuckle, quack or fart, and that's ok with me.

Maggie May said...

hope your lights are back on

i love those hippos!

Gary said...

I love your mister hippo. Who could ask for a better light?

SOmeone showed me and Eddie Bauer baseball cap tonight, with tiny LED lights right inside the front of the brim. I want one! (But it's not a hippo...)

Rick said...

I just knew I was one of a handful of highly trained elite with a Mr. Hippo Emergency Flashlight back-up system. I figured if it was good enough for Shwarzenegger, it was good enough for me.

Beth said...

I got to get me one of these!!!!