Elephants in G-Strings

12 Apr

Oh man, it’s Lollipop Tuesday.  YES.

This week I took Caitlin’s suggestion on the “What’s Lollipop Tuesday?” page – Take a lesson in something from someone on YouTube.

The something: Origami.  The someone: Old man hands.  The medium: Dirty Hooker Money.   Or is it stripper money?  Yeah, that’s it.  Something like half of all one dollar bills have been in a stripper’s G-string.

That makes for a pretty hot and heavy elephant.

The thing about Origami is that it takes time and patience and zen and things – none of which I have been naturally blessed to possess.   I’m really trying to work on the patience thing.  It takes about four annoying repetitions of a noise for me to be entirely fed up.  When staying at other person’s homes, I will strip the guest bedroom of anything that ticks, hums, or whistles and murder them in a pile of comforters and clothes.  I’ve got no time to waste on unnecessary noise, stupidity, questions, or idling.  So sitting down for an evening to slowly stop-and-go through a tutorial on how to give stripper money a new life as an elephant is not exactly on my list of soothing activities.

Actually, I started out pretty calm.  I slowly played and replayed confusing parts of the tutorial.  I’m pretty sure I replayed the tail section about 15 times before I considered hurling my laptop across the room and instead settled for my pathetic nub.  And when I played it through all the way to 7 minutes of the 10 minute video, I realized I messed up and started all over again, even though I was tempted to write it off as an anteater and call it a night.

So I got all the way through and am actually pretty darn excited about my little piece of artwork.  This stripper single has been born again as a well-balanced, folded-eared, nub-tailed elephant.

 

Check out that eye in the triangle lining up to be the elephant eye. Win.

So if any of you are so inclined to turn your ones into interesting tips for waiters everywhere, you can check out the tutorial I used here.

But since mine took so freaking long, I think I’ll hang on to it for a while.

P90X Update: Last night I came home from work, made dinner, fashioned an elephant from a dollar bill, and then did P90X.  I started working out at 10:30.  12/90 Complete, and one seriously large cup of caffeine to look forward to today.

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18 Responses to “Elephants in G-Strings”

  1. egills April 12, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Wow! How cool is that?!
    I’d have given up after watching the tutorial once.

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 1:07 am #

      You should try it just to see 😉

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  2. misswhiplash April 12, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    These Lollipop Tuesdays seem to come around pretty quick…maybe its me getting older every week.
    A very good result , your origami. I love elephants so keep it as long as possible, then you will never be broke!

    love P

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 1:07 am #

      Can we even buy anything (other than fast food) for a dollar anymore? It used to stretch so far… 😦

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  3. liannouwen April 12, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    That’s one great looking elephant! I used to do origami all the time when I was a little girl, thought it was great fun!

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      I have to admit that I’m not sure I have the long-term patience for it, but it was really, really cool to succeed at it! Like a big ol’ nerd, I have my newly folded dollar bill on my bookshelf so that I can behold its monetary glory.

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  4. Tara April 12, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I am seriously impressed by this elephant and daydreamed about really having these origami animals to give to waiters after you mentioned that. I am also really impressed with how you’re sticking with the P90X, and all the lollipop Tuesday stuff, and post a day challenge! Send me some of that mojo. I’m gonna wear your t-shirt today and see if any wears off.

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 1:04 am #

      LOL Yes! Hey, it sounds like a lot when you put it all in one place like that. That was kind of inspiring and deathly terrifying all at once.

      Let me know if the shirt has magical powers. I’ll market it as my next million dollar idea. 😉

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  5. pegoleg April 12, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I have an elephant just like that, that my then boyfriend/now husband’s sister’s then boyfriend (got that?) gave me 28 years ago. I have schlepped it from wallet to wallet over all these years, and was going to take a picture so your little Dumbo could see his great, great grandfather. But I can’t find it.

    Apparently, sometime in the last few wallets, the elephant baby was tossed out with the bathwater.

    I guess that goes to show…something. Anyway, nice job on yours.

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 1:01 am #

      I would have been so floored if you uploaded a pic to share. But I’m kind of still floored that you thought to. Thanks for your efforts 🙂

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  6. KristenSays April 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    wow, i admire your stick-to-it-ness [that’s a word] because i’m with egills, i’d have given up after watching once. great elephant.

    and kudos for doing P90X at 10:30pm!! keep it up! 🙂

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 1:00 am #

      I want results, Kristen. I have no patience for a workout this hard that doesn’t yield tangible results.

      If I can just stick with working out and eating well like I stuck to Origami…

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  7. Don't Make That Face April 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    It’s adoreable! Good for you. I would ended up with 50 cents (you know, after I tore the dollar bill in half).

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:59 am #

      I was close. But that would have been one severely disappointing Lollipop Tuesday 😉

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  8. knotrune April 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Your elephant is cool and I’m impressed with your fortitude for putting up with four repetitions of an annoying noise 🙂 I’m a bit less patient than you… Also flashing lights bug me. Car indicators can be an issue… 😉

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:58 am #

      Thanks! haha It’s nice to hear from someone else with a thin, volatile strip of patience.

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  9. Devin April 12, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    cutest old man ever

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    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:58 am #

      I know! There’s something about his patience and efforts that makes it okay that I have to watch it over and over.

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