ok, i’ll share a story with you because i think it’s the funniest kid story ever.
i was in preschool in austin (*key part of story) when my teacher decided to tell us a story about a little girl named jessica who fell in a whale. yes, a whale. unbelievable, i know. i mean, a WHALE? but yeah, she just fell right in. what an exciting trip, i bet!
so here we are, my little class of kids, illustrating this crazy story we’ve just heard. except all the other kids’ drawings were WAY off – their whales looked like holes. as you can tell, i was pretty artistically advanced for my age. how dumb those kids were. no one was going to look at their pictures and think ‘whoa! that girl’s in a whale.’
and, that is how i came to learn about baby jessica and the well (or whale, if you’re a crazy preschool teacher with a crazy texas accent).
and, here, is some more whale fun for the night:
silver whale hoop earrings by imogene and annie.
teensy weensy itty bitty whale earrings, also by imogene and annie
if you’re looking for something a little more subdued, here’s the answer.
‘whale on my pecs’ t-shirt.
i’m always a bit leery of pseudo-vintage prints, but this t-shirt looks too lusciously comfortable to let integrity keep me away.
baleen whale yixing teapot.
stash tea, $28
ivan the whale coaster by plantsandanimals.
just thought this was too cute.
‘the squid and the whale.’
couldn’t have a whale post without mentioning this movie written and directed by noah baumbach. laura linney’s amazing as usual and jeff daniels is pretty good, too. if you haven’t seen it, i recommend. oh, and extra creepy points for the 12-year-old brother who drinks a lot and wipes his sperm on library books.