Have a Bud with the pope

Normal people collect stamps or Disney memorabilia or china. I collect cheap tacky souvenirs. It all started a couple of years ago when I watched our next door neighbors' dogs while they went to Hawaii for a week. They brought me back a plastic pineapple that had removable slices that were coasters. It was spectacularly ugly, but I loved it. I started asking people to get me things like that when they went on trips. My collection includes things like a pig-shaped lighter that says "I heart NY", an M&M ripoff figure from Guatemala, and a Big Ben magnet from London. If I could find it, I know I have a plastic Eiffel tower that lights up. I think it's in the luggage that I still haven't unpacked from my trip to Paris (yes, I know it was over a year ago. Shut up.)

Anyway, the Severely Inked Vegan has been in Europe for the last few weeks with his girlfriend. He got back yesterday and brought me what I think must be the pinnacle of my collection:

Yes, that's what you think it is: a plastic, gold-plated, Pope Benedict bottle opener directly from a Vatican City gift shop. I think I can die happy now.

1 comment:

KJJ said...

Its called a "Popener"!