I know you're dying to know.
Who IS this handsome-looking bagel anyway?
Or perhaps the more likely question is: What the hell is that thing?
Well, it's a bagel keychain. And his name is Benny. Or Lenny. Or I can't remember what I named him. I just call him "bagel keychain."
It's a member of Kid Robot's Yummy Breakfast blind-box collection. For those of you who've never bought a blind box, you are probably better off. It can become a dangerous addiction. Basically, it's like sticking a quarter into one of those little toy/junk dispensers at the grocery store and getting some random surprise toy/junk. Except instead of a quarter, it's a $5 bill. And instead of some surprise toy/junk, it's one of these:
But there's no way to tell what you are buying -- all the boxes are labeled exactly the same. It's a gamble each time.
So, wait: I actually wanted to start a series of short stories of my Yummy Breakfast keychain encounters, as I've had quite a few.
I'm very fond of bagel keychain now, but we weren't always lovers. Nope. I was very disappointed to meet him, actually.
I wandered into the Go, Rilla! shop at City Place in Santa Ana on some random day at some random time, to make some random purchase. There were a bunch of Yummy Breakfast keychains that had been unwrapped and were on display, and I decided I just had to get one.
I hoped for a pizza, or a blueberry muffin, or a watermelon. Something colorful. I love color.
Alas, it was just a plain ol' bagel. No color! Just some black poppy seeds. Boo.
I thought about giving it away. I was ready to. But then I kept looking at it. And I noticed its wide eyes peering up at me, with a crooked little smile that said,
"Hey. You and me, we can be friends. Eh? Eh??"
Aww shucks, bagel keychain. How could I not love you?
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