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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2008, 03:33:43 pm »
I got a Poop Log.

It is a hard bound book that you can carry in your pocket to record your bowel movements, including date, time and characteristics. It is the damn strangest thing anyone has ever give me. I haveno intention of using it but I am going to show it to a lot of people.



I think we have found the epitome of anal.  Thanks for sharing that with us, Truman.  :)

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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2008, 03:34:51 pm »
Chrissi, how did the lighted thingies go over as presents?

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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2008, 04:42:07 pm »
Chrissi, how did the lighted thingies go over as presents?

Two kids were unimpressed, the rest loved it. And the parents loved it. Everybody went ohhh and ahhh when we tried it in the dark. So I'd say it was a big success. Yay! :D

The best thing were my own kids though. We managed to fullfill the biggest wish for everyone of them. They all went to bed utterly happy at 11PM on Christmas Eve.

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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2008, 04:45:38 pm »
I got a Poop Log.

It is a hard bound book that you can carry in your pocket to record your bowel movements, including date, time and characteristics. It is the damn strangest thing anyone has ever give me. I haveno intention of using it but I am going to show it to a lot of people.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  Dare I ask who gave you that??!!
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2008, 04:47:16 pm »
I got the TDK DVD for Christmas from my hubby. Two disc edition with all the extras :).
From Kerstin (RL friend and fellow Brokie, as many of you already know) I got a Joker T-Shirt. A nicely unobstrusive one, dark grey on black background.

A self-made bookmark from my son; a gypsum heart from my middle daughter (also self-made) and hubby and I got a beautiful painting together from our oldest daughter.
The painting is a copy of Edgar Degas's "Bei der Putzmacherin" and looks like this:




She copied the outlines of the painting on a sheet of paper and colored it with acrylic colors.

That's must be really beautiful, Chrissi!  Sounds like a very nice time!  :-*
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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2008, 05:19:06 pm »
This is what I got from my friend Sophia. Space food!

"Originally developed for the early Apollo Missions, this "space treat" is frozen to -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), then vacuum dried and placed in a special polyfoil pouch. Freeze-dried foods are used by austronauts eating under weightless conditions in space"



We tried the vanilla flavored ice cream sandwich...


...it´s like eating card board. If this is supposed to be a treat for the austronauts, then I can just imagine what their regular food must taste like.
Disgusting, but a fun gift no less!

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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2008, 02:37:04 am »

--and hubby and I got a beautiful painting together from our oldest daughter....The painting is a copy of Edgar Degas's "Bei der Putzmacherin"--



Edgar Degas, "Bei der Putzmacherin"




What a really great gift from your daughter, Chrissi! I love this painting--and suddenly I see a connection I've never noticed before, between Edgar Degas and the American painter, Wayne Thiebauld (b. 1920), the colors, the shapes, the arrangements, the spaces, the movement, how ever bizarre! Those hats, they are--delicious!  Or better yet--scrumptious!





Various cakes, 1981 by Wayne Thiebaud, Private Collection.



Rosebud cakes, 1991-1995 by Wayne Thiebaud.




Cakes, 1963 by Wayne Thiebaud.



Seven Suckers by Wayne Thiebaud.



Palette Series Artifacts: Wayne Thiebaud, #1
by Robert Weingarten




Now, even Monika's "Space food" looks Thiebauld-ian to me!



We tried the vanilla flavored ("Space food!") ice cream sandwich...




Lemon Meringue Pie, 1964 by Wayne Thiebauld.



Various cakes, 1981 detail.




--and even Truman's "gift!"



I got a Poop Log.





Refrigerator Pies, by Wayne Thiebaud.



Pies, Pies, Pies, 1961, by Wayne Thiebaud.



Around the cake, 1962 by Wayne Thiebaud.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud
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Thiebaud is best known for his paintings of production line objects found in diners and cafeterias, such as pies and pastries. Many wonder if he spent time working in the food industry, and in fact he did. As a young man in Long Beach, he worked at a cafe named Mile High and Red Hot, where "Mile High" was ice cream and "Red Hot" was a hot dog. (....)

He was associated with the Pop art painters because of his interest in objects of mass culture, however, his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists, suggesting that Thiebaud may have had an influence on the movement. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work. (....)

In his painting, he focuses on the commonplace in a way that suggests irony and objective distance from his subjects. (....)

Thiebaud considers himself not an artist, but a painter. He is a voracious reader and is known for reading poetry to his students. His favorite poet is William Carlos Williams.
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2008, 03:14:05 am »
John, o precious visionary, thank you.  :-*

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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2008, 04:00:59 am »
What a brilliant synthesis, John.


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Re: What Did You Get For The Holidays?
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2008, 04:09:33 am »
What a brilliant synthesis, John.



But I want to see how you fit a cat-laden Roomba into it.  :laugh: