Baby, you had me at Oscar Wilde....

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/07 10:01 -05:00, original URI:

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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