Kokopelli and prizes from Arizona!!!

My daughter gave me a whole bunch of prizes she got for me in Arizona so I am going to show them to you but first I have to explain who Kokopelli is in case you don’t know because Kokopelli is on a few of the things she gave me. I got the following from Wikipedia.

Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.

Among the Hopi, Kokopelli carries unborn children on his back and distributes them to women (for this reason, young girls often fear him). He often takes part in rituals relating to marriage, and Kokopelli himself is sometimes depicted with a consort, a woman called Kokopelmana by the Hohokam and Hopi.

Kokopelli on a Red Rock.

Kokopelli earrings

A Giant pencil to go along with my giant pen.

I want to know what the 1% other materials are.

A charm for my charm bracelet

Sarah always gets carried away buying me stuff. She also knows just what I will like. I’m curious about this fertility Kokopelli guy though. Now I don’t need any fertility stuff myself. It wouldn’t work on me anyway unless there was some immaculate conception involved and I wasn’t post-menopausal. I don’t really see that happening. Now they say he carries unborn babies on his back and distributes them to women. Is Sarah just trying to get out of childbirth and get a baby the easy way? Is Kokopelli just the stork?

It was a slow day. I never left the house. It rained all day. I never even got out of my PJs. I did cook a wonderful supper though. Roasted dijon little red potatoes, Fresh rosemary roasted vegetables: onions , peppers, summer squash, zucchini, grape tomatoes, and a combination seasoning called By the Sea Salt from Martha’s Vineyard. It contains Kosher salt, garlic, onion, basil and parsley. I also made sesame chicken. I sure got my 5 servings of vegetables.

It’s 1:38AM and I just made myself hungry. I better go to bed before I do something stupid. Speaking of stupid the wasband left his beautiful giant homemade chocolate chip cookies by the computer and I didn’t eat one. There are four cookies left and I just quietly opened the package and ate a chocolate chip. One measly chocolate chip. I gotta get away from these cookies.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. teeni
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 02:42:59

    You’re so good for only having one chocolate chip! Your willpower is strong. I admire that. And how come your Kokopelli doesn’t have a huge phallus? Did your daughter get you the PG-rated one? LOL. I sure wouldn’t blame her for wanting to use him as a stork. Sounds like the most painless method of childbirth ever. :)

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  2. Peter Parkour
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 08:50:00

    Way to go with the willpower. ;) Looks like you made out in the gift department. As far as that 1% goes, I’m thinking it might be NASA space junk floating in orbit that the meteor came in contact with as it entered the earth’s atmosphere. That might very well include astronaut poo, so be sure to wash your hands after handling it. :P

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  3. CuriousC
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 10:02:13

    Kokopelli is fun to say. Definitely sounds like a name for someone mischievous. (is that spelled right?!)

    Sometimes, having just one chocolate chip makes them taste that much better.

    PS I’m trying to upload photos for my five meme and it keeps locking up my PC and I have to reboot. Hopefully post this am sometime…

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  4. Little Miss
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:35:07

    Maaaybeeee, she’s not trying to get out of childbirth but trying to tell you something… Then you can join the Grandma Club. I’ve already made you an honorary virtual Grandma with my grandbabies, so there. :)

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  5. betme
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 14:27:20

    I have seen the Kokopelli on many trips thru AZ and New Mexico but I never new what they represented. I am going to send one to my son… hehehe.

    Sarah brought you home some really cool things. I am anxious to see your blooming rock after it blooms. ;)

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  6. joanharvest
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 17:34:59

    @ Teeni

    I literally had to run out of the room to stay away from the cookies. My wasband is going to get a talking to for leaving them out .
    I guess I did get the PG version of Kokopelli.

    @ Peter
    Oh Lord, now I’ll never touch that poo infested meteorite. It will stay in its package. I never thought about astronaut poo orbiting earth. I doubt anyone else did before you, Mr. Parkour. You do make me laugh!! :-)

    @ Curiousc
    Yes, it is Kokopelli. My father used to have a french poodle named Koko Kasanova. I guess now I know where he got the name. Who would have thought.

    @Little Miss
    Yea, I’m a virtual Grandma. Thank you so much. You know how adorable I think OUR grandbabies are. I wish she was trying to tell me something. But all she told me was another two years.

    @ betme

    You have to plant the blooming rock in white vinegar which I bought today. So I just have to find the perfect dish for it and I will Plant it tonight.

    I think you should send your son Kokopelli. :-)

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  7. kaylee2
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 17:48:17

    WOW thats gopod willpower! I didnt even know they sold that stuff here :P I need to get out more!

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  8. becky
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 20:43:00

    Well, you didn’t say how the wasband’s sleepover went. Was he attacked by the cat? Did he and the girlfriend end up together? Inquiring minds……

    good going on the cookie denial. I can’t have anything like that around here.

    b

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  9. joanharvest
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 23:21:13

    Hi Becky
    Actually, the wasband was so tired he slept in the chair all night with one of those cans of air you use to clean your computer in his lap.. He finally realized water doesn’t work and they really don’t like the burst of air so they stayed away from him. At $12.95 a can, I don’t know how long he will be able to keep doing that. Yoda will get used to it anyway and still harass him.

    The cookie thing was the hardest thing I’ve had to go through because normally everyone locks up their food so I won’t get it. You should have seen them with their Easter baskets ( yes, we still do Easter baskets), they ran out of the room and hid them so fast.

    I’m really happy to get to know you. I hear so many good things about you from Sister B.

    Joan

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  10. joanharvest
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 23:23:15

    @ Kaylee

    You have some neat stuff in Arizona. My daughter saw the meteorite crater, Sedona and the Grand Canyon and lots of Red Rocks.

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  11. thegirlfromtheghetto
    Apr 30, 2008 @ 00:03:03

    You are officially tagged to do a 6 things meme.

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  12. Anne
    May 01, 2008 @ 04:23:02

    Your daughter spoils you, that’s so sweet! Looks like she has brought you several gems – how fun!

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  13. joanharvest
    May 01, 2008 @ 10:59:28

    Yes, my daughter does spoil me. She is the one who is amazing. I just cook. She does everything.

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  14. Just a Mom
    May 01, 2008 @ 11:01:49

    Keep that Kokopelli guy away from me!!! I got pregnant twice on birth control! Finally my husband took care of things from his end so to speak!

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  15. joanharvest
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:13:13

    You are too funny. I’ll make sure he doesn’t get near you. My wasband took care of things like that years ago. He spawned two kids with me and that was enough for him.:-)

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  16. Sarah (the daughter)
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:16:50

    So that’s it I’m just your spawn now!

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  17. joanharvest
    May 01, 2008 @ 13:53:42

    @ My sweet daughter. I am laughing so much now I am breathless. Yes, your my little Sweet Pea Spawn!!!! Love you.

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