Thursday, April 5, 2012

Exploding Peeps.

Peeps, in this context, refers strictly to those marshmallow candies that are widely available this time of year.
I don't think of Peeps as food. I do not mean to offend anyone, as there are many different palates to please in this world and I am a big proponent of choices.
I have another use for Peeps.
I explode them.
I started exploding Peeps before YouTube existed.
I thought I was the only one.
I discovered that, when I felt the oppressions endemic to the teaching profession threatened to overwhelm my generally sunny disposition, that going to the microwave and putting a Peep in the microwave and watching it for forty-five seconds or so as it shifted, bulged, and swelled into Jabba the Hut-like proportions helped me vent my spleen in a harmless way.
So I held a Peep Joust the day before Spring Break in the staff lounge. I made blueberry coffee cake and the husband of one of our amazing Assistant Principals made scones.
I brought the Peeps, too.
Because I was stressed (gradegradegrade!) I sat down and made some Augmented Peeps.
Princess Leia Peep, R2D2 Peep (not for the microwave),Storm Trooper Peep, Disco Peep, and Little Bo Peep.
And then when one of my colleagues got to school, he made a Peeping Tom.
My colleagues are very tolerant and supportive people.
And then Peep Carnage ensued.
And it was good.


  1. Now see, I usually just eat peeps. I had no idea what else you could do with them.

    Great pictures.

  2. Thanks, M.J. Yes, the possibilities are endless. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I have no idea what Peeps are but they look so cute!! LOL! Take care

  4. The Peeping Tom is hilarious. Now, should I be worried that I said that?

    1. No. You are One of Us and you should feel free to say what you want. I thought it was hilarious, too. I still do. Next year I want to do Movie Scene Peeps. This one is a perfect setup for the shower scene in Psycho. Think what I could do with the the bar scene in Star Wars. Scarlett O'Hara Peep.
      Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Peeps.
      You can see that the possibilities are as intriguing as they are endless.

    2. And of course, since there are now Peeps for every color of the rainbow, the possibilities truly are endless. Now I want to do something like this.

  5. Wow, that's very creative use of peeps. You must have a very active imagination! it.
    I'm visiting on the A to Z challenge. It's so nice to meet you.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  6. Hello Kristen,

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    I discovered your site through the A to Z Challenge and am now a follower, but not in a stalker-ish way with binoculars and night vision goggles or anything like that ….

    Feel free to take a peek at my blog too if you have time. I write humor, and people tell me I’m funny (maybe it’s just the voices in my head, that’s what the doctor told me this last time when he upped my meds again).