During the NaNo 2009 Kickoff Party, wrimos had the option to choose either a pre-decorated pet rock (idea courtesy of Tim Yao, at-the-time Naperville ML) or decorated one of their own.  Only a few hours later the heady combination of pet rocks, magnetic poetry and hot chocolate — and maybe permanent marker fumes — got the better of our heroic writers and LOLRocks were created.

Some even attended later meets along with their new owners.

Full disclosure: most of us can’t remember what on Earth we were thinking for a lot of these so … guess away.