Repurposed Crab Bits

Next week we start the big move. …Again.

Long-time readers may remember that last summer, we loaded up two cars with me, my wife, our two rabbits, our turtle, my parents-in-law, and enough house plants to stock the rain-forest part of a mid-sized zoo, and drove 2,500 miles from Ohio to California. This move’s going to be different. This time, we’re moving 3,000 miles.

I’ll be gone for the next few weeks, as I down-vote people’s Yik-Yaks all across this great country drive, so I wanted to leave you with something good. One last dose of California weirdness (except for all the pictures I have saved that I haven’t shared yet). I now present to you:

Little statues made out of dead crab bits.

crab-fisherman

Goodbye, California… 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 

crab-violinist

There was a whole table of these for sale at a local rummage sale—a sale where I also picked up a disturbingly realistic cat pillow. (I kept getting double-takes from the other old ladies; it was great.) Speaking of cats, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the person selling an album of photos of their cat.

crab-cellist

crab-piano-players

crab-painter

A lot of these statues were music themed, but others…

crab-restaurant

Gotta love how the excess glue around the mouth looks like drool.

crab-band

crab-painting

Whoever made these was really into making these, as evidenced by the above painting they made of one of the crab-statues. (Does it still count as fan-art if you make it yourself?)

I made the mistake of bringing one of these things home, to my actual real-life apartment:

crab-santa-2

Because COME ON, WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO SEE THAT FACE ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.

It was banned from my house immediately (Lizo: “This might actually be the ugliest thing you’ve ever found”), but thankfully, I was able to find a nice home for it: my mom’s house. As she put it, “I wouldn’t feel comfortable living WITHOUT this!”

And now we’ve learned all the different things you can do with pieces of dead crabs. See you in New York!

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