pretty as a picture book

Komako Sakai has cute down pat. That sort of ovary crushing pain inducing cute that you want to sleep under your pillow at night. That makes you want to have babies or go get a puppy.

First there was Emily’s Balloon, in which a small girl has a  fleeting relationship with a yellow balloon. Her mom gets the idea to tie the string to a spoon so it can follow her along throughout her day. Everything’s dandy, until it gets caught in a breeze and stuck in a tree. This is where things get really painful for the sensitive reader. Emily wishes the balloon was still there with her as she has dinner, and we see as she imagines the balloon with a place at the table. As she gets ready for sleep, Emily still longs for her new friend and we see the happy balloon in a sleeping cap snuggled next to her in bed.


If that doesn’t get you, then get a peek at The Snow Day. This is probably the only instance of me thinking a bunny with red eyes is cute. Ever. Bunnies with red eyes are scary, but somehow Sakai makes them endearing. The book is slightly dark with lots of muted shades of grey and charcoal lines that capture the anxiousness that accompanies childhood.  Many of the pages are wordless, letting the mood of being snowed in seep out to you.



crusin’ for bunnies on a sunday afternoon

I’ve been wanting to find a friend for Gingerbunny for awhile now and well, Meet Smokey Robinson. She/he is my second Lionhead bunny and hopefully partner in crime for my other dwarf rabbit who is kind of a loner, okay she’s kind of a bitch. Check my flickr for more pictures in the coming week. Smokey is painfully cute and loves being held, and is really sweet. Yay bunnies!


tea for two


the strangest thing happened while i was at the lunch counter today… the man who was helping me asked, “are you the girl who lost her rabbit?”  

“why no, but i have a rabbit.”

he said that about a year ago, there was a girl who looked just like me who had put up signs all over wrocklage avenue for her lost bunny. he had found the bunny hiding beneath some cars and contacted her. so the moral of the story is, if you are my doppelganger, let’s get our bunnies together and have tea.

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Gingerbunny’s Picks

So my bunny is pretty well behaved. She’s peed in my heels a few times during the week after I had her spayed and left suprises on the couch for the first month of her adoption, but that’s to be expected. She’s so cute though! I can never really get mad at her for anything, just like my adorable nephew who has blue eyes and white blond curls. See what I mean?

Sometimes, it’s just funny what she attempts to destroy. Today it seems that Gingerbunny was sick of eating timothy hay and decided to pick out a cookbook from my shelves. She went with, ahem, “The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals“. It’s important to mention that this totally vegan recipe collection that came out before I lost all my baby teeth was edited by Butterflies, and designed by Flowers. Maybe you’ve heard of them? Anyways, this cookbook obviously tastes good to bunnies. Continue reading