April 3, 2010

Please E.B., Bring Me Some Peeps!

Photo by Ben Golub

Tomorrow is the second biggest sugar-high holiday of the year! I'm not a big candy person, but I do love the occasional Peep.

Peeps® have been around nearly forever, but their fame has grown over the past dozen years, as has the number of different colored chicks, and other marshmallow holiday symbols, which are now available. For everything you could ever want to know about Peeps®, visit their official website. (There is some really annoying music on the opening page, but, you can click on the speaker icon to make it stop.)

I was pleased to see that I can now purchase a dark chocolate covered Peep--is that a dream come true or what?

Besides satisfying a sweet tooth, Peeps® inspire some creative thinking as can been seen from the entries in the 2010 Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. There were more than 1,100 participants in the contest!

Other Peeps® inspired people have written "Peep Haiku," which can be viewed here. The site is the epitome of bad haiku. If you are a loyal reader of Random Noodling, you know I hate, hate, hate, the way the term "haiku" is slapped on any piece of "humorous" crap written in three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. For the average internet user, haiku is one big joke. But, that aside, I admit to getting a chuckle or two out of some of the more cleverly done "Peep Haiku." I will not stoop to writing a 5-7-5 joke, but I did write a haiku that features a Peep.
Easter morning
...yellow sugar tickles
her upper lip

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I wish a Happy Easter to those who celebrate it and a happy Spring day to all!


  1. A blue speckled egg
    Licked and sucked with such delight
    Lady Gaga gloss.

    Sorry Diane, I just HAD to do an Easter haiku as well, although I very much agree with your short dissertation on haiku today.(smile)
    This is only my second perusal of your blog and I absolutely love it and look forward to following!

    Happy spring!

  2. Hi Catherine! Thanks for visiting and for sharing your haiku! If you are serious about haiku, you may want to write them in fewer than 17 syllables total, rather than the 5-7-5 pushed by internet sites and school teachers. Here's a site that briefly explains English language haiku if you're interested:


    Have a great day!