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I collect keychains! I update often featuring a different keychain from my extensive collection. If you have questions about how many I have, how I got started, or other common questions I get, please check my inaugural post here. If this interests you, feel free to add me as a friend- you don't have to ask first.

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Here are my South African keychains! I picked up the penguin my first morning watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. The conditions ended up not being right for swimming with them but there were tons of penguins close by to watch. Several females were laying eggs and one had small fluffy babies that had just hatched! It was really lovely and fun to see beach penguins. And this penguin keychain was the very last one at the gift store so I was obviously meant to have it :)



I was torn on the keychain that looks like a bear because there are no bears in Africa. It's actually a rock hyrax or as the locals call them, a dassie. I have always wanted to see one up close because they're the closest relative to manatees and elephants alive today. They're so ancient that I imagine they are what our earliest mammalian ancestors were like in the days of dinosaurs. Dassies can't regulate their body temperature like modern mammals and they nurse young out of their armpits. Really incredible! Anyway, I saw bunches of them on Table Mountain but of course as soon as I spied one, my camera died despite having a full charge. Luckily Josh took up the slack and took the millions of pictures I would have taken myself. It's unfortunate that the keychain version looks so ursian but I knew I would regret not buying it and I know what it is and that's what counts.



The three rectangular ones are from the Cape of Good Hope. We saw lots of baboons in the street which really reminded me of being a kid but it was Josh's first experience with something like that LOL. I just had to get the baboon keychain when I saw it! It was a really pretty day and there were lots of keychains to choose from. I'm glad I got one with the national park logo which is something I like. The protea is the national flower of South Africa and I learned that about 80% or so of the plant life in that region is Heather plants so it seemed a natural fit for me :)



The springbok keychain I found in the airport on my way home. Talk about a strange airport but it had a really pretty view! All in all, it was a wonderful trip and I feel grateful to have finally gone when I did. I recommend it to everyone!
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Happy Clean Monday to my Orthodox brethern. The Great Lent has begun!

I present to you, gentle readers, another cool keychain from Treesa at Grab the Brass Keyring.

If you are interested, you can hit up her site and see two keychains from my African journey that I mailed her. I got the same two as doubles to keep for myself. Twins! She also takes much better pictures than I do.

I really like this little wooden dude with his scarf and drum. He's really serving up some good vibes and fun energy. Treesa also is a papercraft master so all the little cards are always so cool looking and almost as exciting as the keychain.

I really am woefully behind on sharing some of my travel keychains with all of you. I take full responsibility for that and as usual I will try to be better in the future. You can take the aforementioned sneak peek here to satisfy you for now but maybe a survey will help too!

Poll #2099548 I've Been to 10 Countries in the Past Year. Which Keychains do You Want to See First?

Choose Any and All Countries From Which You'd Like to See My Keychains. Pick as Many as You Like. Comment on the Entry for Faster Service :)

United Arab Emirates
4(19.0%)
Oman
3(14.3%)
India
2(9.5%)
Argentina
1(4.8%)
Uruguay
1(4.8%)
Brasil
1(4.8%)
Chile
1(4.8%)
Canada
2(9.5%)
South Africa
2(9.5%)
Namibia
4(19.0%)


Thanks again to Treesa!
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Here is my birthday/Christmas present from Treesa at Grab the Brass Keyring! Wow, there are so many good ones and a hand stamped card too! I can't even say how excited I am. I considered bringing these with me to Charleston for my birthday trip but I was worried I would misplace them so I decided to save them for Christmas Eve :) So many good ones!

The Windsor one is apparently for whisky. I would have been confused like Treesa's dad too. This keychain is even more special since I finally made it to Winsor in August! I just love Canada.

The next one is a purple glittery flower mirror. I love glittery stuff and Treesa even added stickers. I too like to improve keychains to give them that extra pizzazz.

Treesa found this Florida Heather keychain in a thift store in the Great White North. What luck for me! Although I have lots of keychains that don't have my own name on it. Sometimes these are good for taking up an alter ego. Super cool!

We've got a nice lego keychain here. I have a lego keychain from Chicago and maybe I will try to join them together and see if that works. I like how Treesa modified this one to be more keychain and less cell phone charm. I am always doing stuff like that too. Almost anything can be made into a keychain if you have a will.

Here's a nice USA flashlight keychain. I am going to see if I can fix it but if not that's ok. Flashlight keychains are some of the most common and I'm sure that Treesa agrees!

Treesa made this one which is pretty cool. I like adding pictures to blank photo ones too. It's a great way to get a keychain for an interest that may not have much commercial traction. So cute.

Finally we have a fingerling! I don't have one of these so that's pretty exciting. The eyes close if you rock the monkey back and I love the shock of pink hair at the top and how the tail is bendy. I love even more that it was on clearance for a buck. You can find the best keychains on clearance sometimes. Amazing.

Thanks again to Treesa at GtBK! I really appreciate all these cool finds. Can't wait to send you something really cool from Africa! Just twoooooooo weeeeeeeeeks! Merry Christmas to everyone!

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Here is the last keychain from Treesa at Grab the Brass Keyring, one of the net's premier keychain collection blogs :) It's funny because I have this one! I also loved double dare as a kid and by this time I was already collecting keychains so my mom sent away for this one for me. I just love watching all the little things in the slime moving around. Truly great minds think alike!

Of course I never have a problem getting duplicates. In fact I like it because then I can use one of them and save the other in my collection. I also never mind getting broken or beat up keychains because I have a good time fixing them. Any keychain is a good keychain to me! So everyone should feel free to send mooooooooooore lol

Another final thank you to Treesa for sending me such wonderous wonders! They're all going to be very special to me because keychain collectors are so rare and collectors with blogs are even more rare. I appreciate all of these very much!

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Starflower the pony is very excited about this keychain. I personally really like the license plate version of keychains. Whoa, it just occurred to me that maybe I should start a subset of my collection and try to get one from each state/province. I have enough for a good start but that would probably keep me occupied for awhile. Hmm...

Thanks again, Treesa! Starflower gives you a brohoof /)
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Here is a cool heather keychain that you can put a picture of a rat yes, of a rat inside. I personally have never been lucky enough to find a keychain with my name on it at a thrift store but then again, the stores here rarely seem to have keychains. When they do, they seem to be incredible ones and I trip over myself to buy them.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Look at this neato keychain! This moose has very good taste :) Busch Gardens is a pretty fun place to go around Christmas because they decorate it so nicely. There are also white peacocks which are kinda neat as well as kookaburras which remind me of the zoo in Sydney. They took out my favorite ride, Rhino Rally, which sucks. It was like Disney's safari ride mashed up with a water ride unexpectedly.

Anywhoo, I gotta run. Busy day. My blender broke, toilet broke (fixed that), couldn't sleep last night, have to take my friend to the eye doctor, my check engine light came on, and I have to take Rufus to the vet to see if his lumps are cancer (Cipher just went last week for a lung infection).

Thanks again to the splendiferous Treesa!
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Today was a very exciting day for me! Treesa from Grab the Brass Keyring (excellent name!) sent me keychains! I am over the top thrilled, I can't even tell you. The keychains were individually wrapped (which I love) so I am going to treat them like a mini advent calendar and open them one by one.

Today's is a great keychain for travel. I think they're the main reason I wasn't pick pocketed in a creepy bus station in Copenhagen and my friend was. That and a little situational awareness. Anyway, mine are branded with ABB and Westinghouse logos from when my dad worked there so this Merit one is new to me. I'm not sure if I should add this one to my traveling bag or keep it safely in my collection. What do you all think?

Poll #2096998 Keychain Quiz

Where should keep this new keychain?

Keep it safe at home!
3(50.0%)
Add it to your bag!
3(50.0%)


Anywhoo, thanks again to Treesa at GtBK and tune in tomorrow for the next keychain :)
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Happy Day of the Dead, everyone! I just picked this keychain up today at the Joann in Lakeland (home of Publix) while I was stocking up on some cheap yarn. Cute, huh?