Along with Horton, I bought a few other more tasteful items, like these paper globes.
And this decorative ball and dancer.
I put the dancer in the guest bedroom, which already has a few dance-related objects. (I should really take down those Christmas lights).
And I put the decorative ball on my desk for now.
J: "Can I ask you something?"
Me: "Yea, sure. What's up?"
J: "Why is there a character from Dr. Suess in our dining room?"
Me: "Here's the thing. I thought it would be smaller..."
J: "And not orange?"
Me: "Well, I thought there would be some orange, more of a reddish-orange."
J: "So, you actually spent money on that?"
Me: "It was on sale."
Me: "I'm going to paint it a new color, I promise."
J: "And whittle it down?"
Me: "Let's change subjects."
And that is why its name is Horton.