ETA (3/15/09): Look! Over there -->! Flickr photos of the diorama to embiggen!
No, I don't actually have this sort of time on my hands. Yes, I am mildly insane.
Because I often do things that make absolutely no sense, accomplish absolutely nothing of value or use, and distract me from doing things that I should do, I thought it might be fun to enter the local newspaper's Peeps diorama contest. What was supposed to be a weekend craft project for the hell of it gradually became a week long obsession of marshmallow, sugar, chocolate, construction paper and glue. I became possessed, adding details, buying more candy, staying up way past my bedtime. Every waking moment was consumed by thoughts of making this thing bigger, better, more sugary. I had to make the best Peeps diorama ever! A work of art! A masterpiece!
Finally, this evening, covered in paint, blistered from drops of hot glue, sick of candy (yes! me! sick of candy!), and reeking with the stench of an unbathed maniac, I completed my diorama.
Behold, The National MVSEVM of the American Peep: