My friend, "Hiker-mama," got me the most unusual, creative, thoughtful gift a person has ever given me.........it's a journal made out of Panda Poo!!!!!!!! I'm not kidding!! I'm telling you the truth. You know how much I LOVE PANDA BEARS!!! Don't even get me started!!
I'm going to type what the info card that was enclosed with the journal states. Here it is (the comments in paranthesis are mine):
"Fun, Natural Paper products made from Panda Poo Poo! Believe it or not, what you are looking at is a totally unique (you can say that again!) gift made from odorless (whew, that's a good thing) and naturally recycled panda poo poo!!! You see, the Giant Pandas come from China (at HUGE expense!) and they eat lots of bamboo so their poo poo is great material to make paper from (I'm not making this up!). We collect the poo, rinse it, clean it (that's a relief!) and mix it into a pulp (GROSS!) and make large sheets of paper which we use to craft these incredibly unique gift items ("incredibly unique" is a little bit of an understatement!) To be exact, the entire exterior of this item, including the cover and insert pages, are made from panda poo paper. (I'm getting kind of queasy just holding this paper and journal in my hands.) The smooth pages have some natural mulberry and pineapple fibers mixed in with the poop as well, which results in smoother pages for writing (that's hilarious). Pandas, as most people know (of course most people know) are endangered and there are literally only a couple thousand remaining in the wild (is THAT ALL?). Recently, there is a renewed hope (NO, you're kidding) for the long term survival of the Great Giant Panda's, with significant improvements in the rate of success of captive breeding programs (I bet!) in both the USA and of course, China (of course!).
Ya'll this just kills me....I mean I am rolling on the floor laughing...
I have to thank my friend for such a wonderful gift. If you think I'm lying about all of this, just go to their website: The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company. (I guess they make things out of elephant poo, too! LOL)
If seeing is believing, you should ask me to show you this journal. Right now I have it in my office. I'm trying to decide just exactly what words would be worthy of the honor of writing on this paper.....if you have any suggestions, please do tell!!