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My Finny Valentine

There I was yesterday patiently waiting by the mailbox for Indigo Roth to send me my "I Survived 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing" challenge T-shirt. It didn't arrive. But what did arrive was a candy care package from that wicked Finnish wench Ziva. That's right. I got a surprise in the mail all the way from the distant shores of Finland.

I guess she wanted to send me a Valentine's present. Who knew Valentine's in Finland was March 12th? Ah, well, better late than never.

You'll recall I poked fun at Ziva and Nicky and their imaginary(?) up close and personal relationship during said challenge here and here.

Well it seems Ziva really got off on those a manner of speaking...and sent me a little gift to show her appreciation. Three little gifts actually. I have a little box of Leijona. A bag of Salmiakki. And another bag containing Tyrkisk Peber - The Original. Who knew there were imitations?

Of course I'm not the first to receive such a package. You can read about Nicky receiving hers here and of Michael Whitman-Jones receiving his here. The reviews are mixed between them. Once I work up the courage I'll have to try this Finnish candy. Speaking of Finnish candy, I don't know to who else my little Finnish candy Ziva sent this little package. The rest of the damn internet for all I know.

But it is the thought that counts. Even if that thought was an afterthought, Ziva.

Oh and she sent me a lovely card too with a cute little hand written note that alluded to inclusion of photographs of her and Nicky in compromising positions. But in a P.S. she told me she forgot to include them. She's such a Nicky rightly knows.

And me? I'll just have to use my imagination and make do with the candy.

One thing you can say about Ziva. 
She's always there for her friend Nicky.


Tami Von Zalez said…
Next go round I am going to abuse Ziva at length so I can get my package of Finlandia candies.
nonamedufus said…
Hey, it worked for me. Although I'll wait till I try these goodies before I decide whether or not they're a gift.
Nicky said…
This is one of those "be careful what you wish for" moments, Dufus. You complained because you didn't get candy and now you've got candy. But, oh, the candy you got!! YUCK!!

Bon appetit!
nonamedufus said…
You mean that picture up there is from after you ate the candy?
Boom Boom Larew said…
Congratulations.... I think.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks. Something tells me they might best be left in the package than taken out. We'll see.
Quirky Loon said…
Congrats Dufus! And you'll have to tell us if the Finny Candy is any good.
heh heh

Cuz, I'm sure we'll all be googling how to order the stuff. heh heh
nonamedufus said…
Oh, I'll tell you. I keep putting off the official tasting. It'll happen soon though. If you don't hear from me you'll know it didn't go well.
Ziva said…
Dufus, my dear friend. you are one of a very select few that have ever received my candy. It takes a special kind of poking to get me to send you stuff, and you have what it takes. I hope you enjoy it. ;) Well, I hope you don't hate it too much.
nonamedufus said…
Select few? So you're killing us off one by one? Just because I poked you?
P.J. said…
Ooooh, Dufus... receiving that woman's candy. You will be the envy of many, I'm sure. How many? Who can tell. I guess that depends on how many people get to have that candy.

I do hope you'll post the taste test. Might it have the humor of Nicky's?
nonamedufus said…
Still working up the courage to try these things out. But you can rest assured I'll post the results of my little taste test.
Cheryl said…
I'm trying to figure out what kind of poking it's going to take to get you to man up and try the stuff. Should I challenge your manhood? Sling puns? Oh wait! I've got it. If the sap ever begins to run and we get some fresh maple syrup, I'll send it your way to use a chaser. BOOM!

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