Today I just couldn’t shy away from the oppertunity to meet some of my favortie bloggers. But really, I couldn’t pass this up because they are even better friends!
We hit up the Sanrio 50th Anniversary Festival in Santa Monica.
I dont know about you, but I was never hardcore about that stuff. I think even as a kid, the “cuteness” never attracted me all that much.
But a free carnival in an airplane hanger with yogurtland, multi colored dread locks, maid outfits, Sanrio character costumes, petticoats, and gothic regalia? This could be fun, right?
Well, we made the most of it.
If you are an LA blogger and didn’t know about this, don’t feel left out. This was sorta put together really quickly and this almost didn’t even happen. There will be plenty more of LA blogger meetups soon
Anyhow, I suppose the whole point of this carnival was actaully the gift shop which had a line longer than the one to “Space Mountain” in Disneyland. But we stood anyway, catching up on how much we ran, what we ate, how many comment we got on our last post. You know, usual blogger stuff. (I hope you know me well enoguht that I’m totally kidding).
They did have an awesome Sanrio inspired gallery with some museum worth pieces:
We also have developed a few theories on why some sanrio characters have no mouths. Sophia and I are fairly certain hello kitty is anorexic.
Or maybe, it is because she was created by sadistic Japanese men who think a woman should be seen and not heard? Not only does hello kitty not have a mouth (wierd) but have you noticed that her name is hello!?
The most horrifying discovery was this character called “strawberry king”.
I did research and according to the sanrio company, “ The Strawberry King rules over a beautiful, peaceful land. He spends much of his time thinking about how to nurture friendship and peace, and is often found giving advice to others in such matters. Assisting the ruby red ruler with his daily roster are seven very unique angel assistants.” Ok, so call me crazy but “Assisting the ruby red ruler with his daily roster” seems like a thinly-veiled allusion to the menstrual cycle. Or pooping.
My personal favorite
According to the Sanrio website, “My Melody’s friendly rival is a tomboy who loves making mischief and causing trouble! Although she may look tough, she is actually very girly and is attracted to good-looking guys! Kuromi enjoys writing in her diary and is hooked on romantic short-stories. Her favorite color is black and her favorite food is shallots. Fittingly, her birthday is October 31st.”
My kind of chick. I hate My Melody, so I’m all on “Team Kuromi”
Do you have any funny ideas on Sanrio’s characters? Who is your favorite? Who makes you gag? Does it all kind of make you gag? ok enough questions.
More photos and another video from our little Sanrio adventure tomorrow. Stay tuned!