by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/07 10:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/01/07/7011593.aspx
From the recently pre-recorded blogs collection...
As readers here know, I mostly spent the holidays alone this year.
Somewhere between my vacation I had to take (or lose), my feeling like I wanted a little solitude, and the infection related MS exacerbation that popped up, I ended up begging off just about any plans or parties that I was invited to.
One thing that a bunch of my friends did as part of a concerted effort to make sure that I knew people were thinking about me was a massive group-led present, which was basically a set of Accoutrements action figures, shown in the picture below spread out over a bed:
The gang from left to right:
First row: Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Jung, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Ludwig Van Beethoven, William Shakespeare
Second row: Benjamin Franklin, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marie Antoinette, Sigmund Freud
Third row: Oscar Wilde
Many of them are posable and come with props and quotes and more.
Now the coordination was not perfect a I did end up with two Bachs and two Austens, if people are interested they can pop by and ask. :-)
I wasn't specifically depressed or anything, but had I been this would have hit the spot, for sure.
It definitely put me in a very good mood, in any case.
And when Annette called and asked me whether I enjoyed the "gift" -- these fifteen deliveries -- I got to use that title line quote: Baby, you had me at Oscar Wilde....
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