Mrs. Puppet

Some people believe in destiny, others in fate, but me? I believe in serendipity. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Like a few weeks ago, when I first saw the Puppet Bike. The whole experience made me so happy that after I wrote this entry about it, I wanted to express my gratitude, so I emailed the Puppet Biker to let him know that my proposal of marriage was bona fide.
Last week I received this response:

You lifted the spirit of all of the puppets… thank you so much. So far, your proposal has been almost unanimously accepted by every puppet and puppeteer, as well as a few others with no affiliation whatsoever. I hope your schedule is free for a lot of courting!

Now, some of you might be thinking, “Wait… what do you mean almost unanimously accepted? Who’s the holdout?” I can’t be sure, but I suspect it’s the alligator. He seems like a bit of a skeptic, so maybe he thinks that I’m just trying to marry them for their money.
Nothing could be further from the truth. My love for the puppets and puppeteers is unconditional. And I’m completely willing to sign a pre-nup if that’s what it takes to prove it.
This Sunday, I was driving home after a long day of taking photos by the lake, when I saw a crowd gathered on the corner near my apartment. I craned my neck to see what the commotion was about, when suddenly my heart raced a bit. It was the Puppet Bike again! Was this a sign? Were they trying to tell me that they had accepted my hand in marriage? I squealed into my garage, grabbed my camera and ran down to the street corner.
puppet bike
I stood there, grinning madly and snapping photo after photo, hoping for a nice one I could put on my desk at work. The kittens were kind enough to stop for a moment and pose for me, but then they went back to the grueling work of show business.
getting paid
Anyway, it’s strange to think that I might not be single for much longer. Stranger yet is the fact that I’ll go straight from single to polygamist, but love is blind. I haven’t talked it over with them yet, but I think I’d like to start a family right away, so in lieu of wedding gifts, please send us new or gently used socks, spare buttons, googly eyes, hot glue guns and perhaps some felt.

14 Responses to “Mrs. Puppet”

  1. You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    First of all, you have your own garage in downtown Chicago?! Rich girl!! (um…if your marriages don’t workout, I’m still available.)
    Second, I think the 12-year anniversary is ‘felt’, so you’ll have to wait. Rules are rules!

  2. You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    First of all, you have your own garage in downtown Chicago?! Rich girl!! (um…if your marriages don’t workout, I’m still available.)
    Second, I think the 12-year anniversary is ‘felt’, so you’ll have to wait. Rules are rules!

  3. claire Says:

    That’s awesome. Congratulations on your engagements!
    Might make planning the wedding challenging though. Will you live with them in the puppet bike or will they all move in with you?

  4. Pants Says:

    WOW! I can only imagine how incredibly awesome a PUPPET WEDDING would be!!!
    You can bet your sweet ass I’ll be keeping an eye out for puppets during my many thrift store adventures.

  5. Avitable Says:

    Do the puppets watch when the marriages are consummated?

  6. serap Says:

    I have some odds and ends of knitting projects that went… erm..awry. Will they do? (very good quality wool used). I’m also a great cross-stitcher and origami-ist… I could kit out/create your new family in no time.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Dear Jenny,
    Perhaps you should send this mister King Friday some pictures of you in your bunny head.

  8. brandon Says:

    something old, something new, something borrowed, something glue???

  9. Nat Says:

    don’t consummate anything until they tell you the name of that darn song the kittens patty-cake to — it’s been in my head for over two weeks.

  10. MOM Says:

    Oh swell. So at best I get to be grandma to… a sock monkey?
    Somebody please wake me up.

  11. jenny Says:

    sir: well, i don’t live downtown, and just rent a spot down the alley, so not all that glamorous. but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get married!
    claire: i think life inside the puppet bike would be a bit cramped… maybe we’ll have to upgrade to a puppet RV.
    pants: oooh – you’ll have to post pictures of your finds!
    avitable: i’m pretty sure they’ll be involved.
    serap: can you move in and be our full-time nanny? we can’t pay much, but just think of the fun we’ll all have!
    vivian: i don’t know… do you think the bunny head might scare them away?
    brandon: please be my best man!
    nat: don’t worry… i’ll hold out until then!
    MOM: hey – don’t complain! just think how easy it will be when i ask you to babysit… just put them on gentle cycle and line dry.

  12. vahid Says:

    Jenny. I’m so… happy for you. *sniff*
    Congratulations, really.

  13. jewelz916 Says:

    You could register at and spend your honeymoon at elementary schools across the nation performing shows! The opportunities are endless!!!!

  14. shari Says:

    I’m very worried about the cats. What will happen to them if they mistake one of the puppets for a cat toy, for example… or worse, if the alligator eats them?? I fear you have not thought this through carefully enough.

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