I recently learned that my wife will not as a matter of fact be excited by all of the discoveries I make in life. I don't know if it's because we're getting older or what exactly, but we've recently become more outdoorsy. We found this creek about an hour from where we live where people routinely go to dig up fossils. Sounds like fun, and when I was in kindergarten I wanted to be an archaeologist and dig up mummies in Egypt, so it was the chance to realize an early childhood dream. We've been a few times and found some shark teeth, a bunch of clams, and a few squid with no incidents. Then we went last week and I was walking around in the water, seeing what the recent rain had unearthed and I saw what looked like our biggest squid fossil to date. Turned out it was just a stick, but on the underside of that stick was a big friggin leech. Now I've seen leeches plenty of times, but they've alway been preserved in jars. This was the first time I'd ever seen one in the wild. I turned to my wife, who was a few feet behind me on the shore, and asked her "have you ever seen a leech before?" What followed next was a blur of curse words and threats on my well being, but I do remember her saying "I hate ticks and I hate slugs, so what makes you think I want to see a slug tick?" Fair enough, I just had no one else to share my Crocodile Hunter moment with. I named him Tito Santana, put him back in the water, and went about my business. After a visit to the Cheesecake Factory most, if not all, was forgiven.
I'll never forget those good times Tito Santana and I had, and now I don't have to because Brent Nolasco has made this figure that will forever remind me of our brief yet emotional time together. Produced by Toy Art Gallery, the Blood Thirst Night Stalker edition is quite possibly the most frightening thing you've seen all day. His name pretty much sums up what he's into, not that you couldn't tell by the menagerie of sharp pointy teeth he has everywhere. He will be unleashed on an unsuspecting world tomorrow (Friday the 15th) at noon Pacific time at http://shop.toyartgallery.com/ and in their physical store. My wife said I'm not allowed to have one because I don't know how to act.