24 December 2008

Patrick: Starfish or Worm?!

It's been a busy Christmas Season. Don't know what all was on your list, but I somehow found myself badly portraying Patrick the Starfish, a Nickelodean character who's a friend of SpongeBob Square Pants. Who thinks up these things?

You see, I had had surgery and couldn't sweat or the adhesive on the bandages would lift and complicate things for my doctor. SO, instead of being my favourite, Winnie the Pooh, or even Tigger or Yogi Bear, in a local parade, I was put in as Patrick because in a boat float the kids would only see my head anyway. Relatively little sweating involved for me!

What I did not know at the time, but my friends did, is that Patrick is dumb. Not only that, he's a bit chubby it seems. Ok, allow me to ignorantly publicly humiliate myself! A little kid even shouted out, "Patrick looks like a worm!"

In the actual photo we took on the day, I do look a bit like a pink worm with legs sticking out the bottom!

From what I read on Nick.com, "Patrick is SpongeBob's neighbor and best friend, and his big ambition in life can be summed up in four words: "Uh...I...uh...forget." As SpongeBob's closest pal, Patrick is always offering his advice and encouragement. Unfortunately, Pat's not exactly the brightest starfish in the sea (if you catch our drift), and he usually ends up helping SpongeBob into a heap of trouble. Even their simplest plans end in disaster. But for better or worse, Patrick will always be SpongeBob's loyal buddy."

So he's forgetful and simple and not a great advisor, loyalty is a good thing! Having friends is vital and enriches anything we attempt.

The parade was fun, excited kids and bubble machines and music and . . . I think Jesus, the Birthday Boy, was represented somewhere somehow. The best part though is probably friends making memories and having a laugh. I can afford for it to be at Patrick's expense.

2 comments:

Sonia said...

HA!! I have to say it was a fantastic day for all, a lot of laughs thats for sure! YOU looked gorgeous!!!!! Thank you for sharing the day. I have more photos coming of Pat's and SpongeBob in the float looking awesome..!!

chicco safety said...

I think there's something wrong with the mascots.. They don't look much like the characters..lol. spongebob is different there..