Friday, April 9, 2010

Peepsy Shore

For those of you who know me personally, you definitely also know that my mom is a total freak for birds. She's the most expert bird-watcher I know and can spot any variety from a mile away. She e-mailed the below message from one of the listservs that she follows for birding news and sightings. It's a follow-up to a previous sighting that just so happened to occur on April 1......

Peep Prediction Correct - 3 species at Stone Harbor
posted by Don F. | 11:59 AM

[As The Shorebird Guide teaches, "One of the most fundamental steps in identifying a shorebird is to take note of its basic structure. At a minimum this includes looking at how long its legs are and what shape and how long or thick its bill is." To emphasize these features while de-emphasizing plumage aspect, I've reproduced this photo in black and white. Note how the far right and 4th from right birds are extremely long-legged, while the second and third from left are noticeably short-legged. The birds second and third from the left also display a unique posture, with bill pointing skyward, although one could confuse them with the far right bird if one used just a single field character. However, the two characters combined clearly identify birds 2 and 3 as Yellow Peep. Stone Harbor this morning, click to enlarge photos.]

How cute is the photo??? I think this one might end up being a computer desktop image for me....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Peeps o the Day


I, along with the author, believe that Peeps cupcakes should be sold all year 'round.

Peeps in Places: Quite possibly the cutest thing ever.  National Geographic is having a contest through April 13, so take pictures of Peeps on your vacation (or staycation), stat!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Peeps O Rama

First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who has complimented our work over the past few weeks.  It means a whole heap whenever we hear someone say "I think you should have been in the finals."  We think so too.  Mostly because we like ourselves, not because we're great artists.

Second: seriously, you people must think that all I do is think about and scarf Peeps.  It's sort of true, but the emails are coming in left and right.  I pretty much love that everyone keeps me posted on Peep happenings and memes.

Here are a few of my favorites, mostly contributed by reader and friend Laura who probably has as much of a sweet tooth as I do.....

How to Make Peepshi

Holy crap, it's Peep rolls.  My fillinnnnnngs how they pain meeeee.

Peeps Krispies Treats: Visit this link at your own risk, aka if you're comfortable watching innocent Peeps MELT AND SUFFER.

Here's what happens if you go to Bing and search for Peeps Diorama......the motherload.   Some of these make me feel wildly in love with my crafting skills.  But some of them make me weep.

I love getting Peeps e-mails, so keep em coming!  Or hit me up on Twitter, @lisatella.  Toodles!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

And the winner is....

Not us, big surprise!

Peep Show IV: The Finalists

Mad props to this year's winners and finalists for the huge talent and skill displayed.  It's only inspiration for next year......

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Peep Your Peep Could Smell Like

The Pioneer Press did a "Peeps in Motion" contest this year.  Great, another contest for us to suck at.

We do love this entry, though.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another diorama that dares to rob us of our prize

We can't link to this awesome diorama on Flickr, but you can see it here.  It's called "Teddy Wins!" and if you live anywhere near DC and give two shakes about baseball, you know what it's about.  Why the crap didn't we think of it?  Sigh.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Also stealing our prizes this year:

The Dupont Circle Snowball Fight organizers (rabble rousers!) have some photos of the Best Snowpocalypse Diorama Ever posted on their Facebook page.  There's a tiny version of the U Street snowball fight, seen above, as well as the Dupont Circle snowball fight:

I hope you'll excuse me....I have to go find Jess and Doug so we can all hide under the covers until this embarrassment is over.