Furniture Blogging Gary Locke, Tim Geithner, and Xi Jinping

What in the jumping jehosaphat is going on here:

Gary Locke, Tim Geithner, and Xi Jinping

Okay, I get it. They are modeling marshmallow furniture. No? I had better read the caption:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (C) and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (L) meet with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

What are they sitting on? Sort of a Little Miss Muffet meets the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland?

The Caterpillar, Alice in Wonderland

But with a Tea Party feel?

Tea Party

Oooops, not that Tea Party. This Tea Party:

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

(Please do not discuss this other Tea Party which I was not invited to, harumph):

Johnny Depp, Michelle Obama, President Obama, Tim Burton, and the kids, White House Alice in Wonderland Party

Of course, Gary, Tim, and Xi have slightly larger chairs:

Lily Tomlin

Well, not quite that grande/venti. These are Tea Party chairs:

Tea Party Chair

Just don’t forget the back support:

Marshmallow Mattress

Furniture blogging, it’s not only for couch potatoes. . .

White House Alice in Wonderland Party

Have you heard about the White House Alice in Wonderland party? It was thrown right before Tim Burton released his Alice in Wonderland movie:

Then the Obamas went inside, where an invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators unfolded in the East Room.

Unbeknownst to reporters, the State Dining Room had also been transformed into a secretive White House Wonderland.

Tim Burton decorated it “in his signature creepy-comic style. His film version was about to be released, and he had turned the room into the Mad Hatter’s tea party, with a long table set with antique-looking linens, enormous stuffed animals in chairs, and tiered serving plates with treats like bone-shaped meringue cookies,” reports the book, which The Post purchased at a Manhattan bookstore.

“Fruit punch was served in blood vials at the bar. Burton’s own Mad Hatter, the actor Johnny Depp, presided over the scene in full costume, standing up on a table to welcome everyone in character.”

The Obamas’ daughters, Malia and Sasha, then 11 and 8 respectively, “sat at the table, surrounded by a gaggle of their friends, and then proceeded to the next delight, a magic show in the East Room.”

And the official snappy pic:

Johnny Depp, Michelle Obama, President Obama, Tim Burton, and the kids, White House Alice in Wonderland Party

Why the heck was I not invited? After all, you should see my officer picture. My grin is positively Cheshire Cattish. For an hors’ d’oeuvres, here is one with me and my first boss:

Me (the Cheshire Cat) and my boss, the Commander

And here is my official Navy photo:

Me, Official Navy Picture

Yikes, I may have to go see the dentist. Those canines look a wittle sharp. . .

Hand Salute: Kris (Thanks!)