So there I was, minding my own business, coming back from a food-truck lunch while in Portland, taking a short detour through a craft shop, when I saw it. Immediately I knew my friend Jain had to have it.
(As always click on an image to see a larger version.)
Yes, it's a large and wondrous chicken. A chicken wearing small Converse All-Stars that match its plumage.
A chicken with a fine profile.
A chicken with a whacked-out facial expression.
Best of all, it's not just any large wondrous chicken wearing Converse All-Stars that match its plumage and that has a fine profile and a whacked-out facial expression. Oh, no: it's a memo chicken. The artist who created it painted it with blackboard paint, so you can write on it with chalk--chalk of many colors!--and then wipe off the writing with a soft damp cloth. Note the chalk in the first photo.
Sure, you could leave a note on the kitchen counter or the refrigerator, but think how much cooler it would be to see a reminder on the chicken standing in your kitchen. "Pick up some eggs" is instantly a far more interesting instruction when it's written on a chicken.
Jain now has one. You know you want one.