Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Meet Peanut. I met Peanut at Hallmark in Berkeley Mall on February 13, 2000. I was on a break from work at the time; I was a sales associate at a clothing store formerly known as Maurices. After eating my usual dinner at Chick-fil-a, I sauntered into Hallmark to buy a Valentine's Day Card for my husband (then-boyfriend), Jeff. Peanut was sitting on top of an elegant display of red boxes wrapped and tied with purple ribbon. He was hunched over amidst a crowd of many small stuffed dogs, and it was love at first sight. In an effort to find a reason to lay down the cash it would cost to take him home, I decided to buy him for Jeff. Needless to say, Jeff never noticed when I stole Peanut from his nightstand the day after Valentine's Day.