this odd thing i did (or how i came to be in possesion of lola's teeth)

i love twitter. i do. you get glimpses into the worlds of all sorts of people. i follow all sorts of people i admire, for one reason or another. fabulous lorraine would be one such person. i'll admit that i began following her because she is the personal assistant to neil gaiman, who i find endlessly amusing and whose writing i really enjoy.

i follow people on a whim all the time and unfollow them just as quick. its the nature of twitter. i've stuck with @fablor though. she's funny. she's interesting. she's got the good hair. the fascinating job. she's a musician. and a mad animal lover. i enjoy her tweets immensely.

so, about a month ago i was riding the train home from work and noticed something funny happening on twitter:

@fablor 2 

so, i think to myself, "huh. i bet kateri could do something magical with those teeth. plus, how hilarious would she find making earrings out of neil gaiman's puppy's teeth? oh yeah. this is good. this is awesome. i think this may be my best idea yet..." and then i tweet*:


*actually not the first tweet. the first tweet had a horrible typo and although i will let MANY typos slide, i won't really let one to @fablor slide. she's neil gaiman's personal assistant for the love of god. no typos allowed. this tweet was too important. this was the follow up tweet to the deleted tweet of shame.

so, i tweeted. and waited. and checked. and waited. and shawn picked me up from the train and said, "what the hell are you tweeting about teeth for?" and i explained. and he agreed, good plan. and i waited.

and then this happened:

@fablor 3

and then i called kateri. a little nervous because she was going to either find this incredibly awesome or weird and well, stalker-y.

the conversation went something like this...

kateri: hello

me: so, i did this thing. and its quite possibly the weirdest thing i've ever done for you since we've been friends. possibly the weirdest thing i've ever done for a friend. ever.

<long pause>

kateri: i'm so nervous right now.

shana: <nervous laughter> i am too and i know what this thing i did is...

and i told her.

and then the teeth came and i handed them over.

and i've seen the start of these earrings and yeah, most exellent. really, one of my best plans ever. i really hope lorraine loves them and that kateri loved making them.

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i love it! i need to see them!!