The best birthday present EVER.

February 16, 2010

One of my best non-fleshies, Millie from ClassicForever made the most amazing birthday present for me EVER! On my birthday she offered to make me any finger puppet of my choice -- and I chose Dirk Bogarde wearing the funny green outfit in Hot Enough for June.

The puppet came in the mail today, and I was dumbstruck by how absolutely awesome it is!!!! Seriously, this is the most amazing thing in the universe! AHH!

Dirk Bogarde finger puppet

And Millie realized that poor Dirk would be awfully lonely all by himself, so she made him a (get this!) KATE finger puppet, dressed as a 1960's spy (remember I said if I wasn't an artist I'd want to be a spy?) As Millie would say, Wowzie Kazam!!!! SERIOUSLY! AMAZING!!! (I mean, really I think I actually SQUEALED when I opened this package!!)

Kate (as a 1960's spy) finger puppet

And because I'm an awfully silly-girly-fangirl at heart (and also a total dork!) this is what I did when I got the puppets in the mail today:

I know, it's embarrassing and I am SUCH a dork! But come on, what would YOU do with a finger puppet of yourself and your biggest movie star crush ;-D
Thank you Millie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Millie said...

Oh!!!! :-DDDD

I'm so glad you like them! :-DDD

I was so worried because Dirk doesn't look ANYTHING like Dirk...

But, really I'm so glad you liked them.

Of course, you forgot to mention that your birthday was three months ago...;-D


KC said...

Ah--I love the dorkiness! What an amazing present. The video made me grin :-)

Francy said...

The video made my day! What a great present. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

What fun! & belated happy birthday.

Elizabeth said...

Great video Kate!!! And really cute puppets Millie!!!

Sally said...

What cool presents! The video was so much fun to watch! (although you got "A Kiss to Build A Dream On" irretrievably stuck in my head)

Terence Towles Canote said...

That is so cool! I've read so much about Millie's finger puppets on Twitter. She does have an absolute talent for them!

Artman2112 said...

well now arent you cute with yer lil finger puppets!!

Andi B. Goode said...

Heee! They are so cute! And, don't worry, I would've done the same thing. ;]
-Andi x

Danielle Crepaldi Carvalho said...

Your blog is great! I love silents too!

Raquel Stecher said...

I never knew Millie was so talented!

Merriam said...

How adorable! And how sweet of Millie.

Jennythenipper said...

Two things about this post made me smile to my jaws ache.

1) Dorkiness about classic movies!

2) Classic movie fans are the sweetest, most generous people on the planet.

emme said...

Aww...I love this! How absolutely fantastic... :)


Carrie said...

I needed that - BIG grin! :0)

Ginger Ingenue said...

Oh my God! That's the cutest, funniest, most awesome video ever!!

And the first night I saw this post show up on my 'following' dashboard, I wanted to rush right over, and say:

1) Love the puppet!!
2) Love his outfit!! It reminds me of Peter Pan.
And 3) The same day you posted this, I watched ten minutes of a Dirk Bogarde movie! -- I can not for the life of me remember the name of it now, but it was on FMC, and I was flipping through the guide, saw 'Dirk Bogarde' in the info, and thought, "KATE!" :)

Watched one scene, involving men in what looked like a fancy barber shop; several older men, and one blonde guy with a foreign accent.

I think I had to go pick up the kid, or maybe she was home and wanting to watch cartoons, but for whatever reason, I only got to watch that much of it. :)

Made me think of you, though.

And the puppet of you: OH WOW! Kate the super mini super spy!! ;)

Millie sure is a sweetheart.