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2005 Ceph Gifts!!!

tonmo

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Ho! Ho! Ho! It's going to be a Merry Christmas!

My wife surprised me with a gift to FRAME two pieces of art sent to me by TONMO.com members in years past. In fact, one is Dr. Steve O'Shea's inking octopus, and another is from long-missing member lithographette (veronica). They are not ready in time for Christmas, however... but I will be picking them up later this week... will be sure to share with you when I get them!

In the meantime, here are two other things I got for Christmas (well OK, I picked them up for myself when I came across them while shopping...) Pic 3 is the back of the "Squidy" box.
 

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I just moved my post from the Birthday & Holiday thread to this one -- thanks for starting it Carol! Merry Christmas!

That thing is cool.... what exactly is it?
 

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Neat lamp and toys ! Haven't opened up much yet...did get Queen's classic album Jazz(with the poster:grin: ) and Shanlyn received a new wedding band...fun stuff so far, except for I ate waaaaaay too much turkey yesterday, still feel like I'm bloated, like a python after a water buffalo!
 

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No ceph related gifts, but did get a bat cookbook.
 

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I recieved a hunk of a Cretaceous ammonite. Not complete, but a nice section with crystal formation in the chambers. I'll photo it when I return home.
 

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No ceph-specific gifts this year, but did score a DVD of The Dirty Dozen, among some other great gifts. Lee Marvin rules!
 

tonmo

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Way to go, sorceress! :santa:
 

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i did receive the complete calvin and hobbes, where cephs do occasionally appear - but not as frequently as the far side methinks...

:read:
 

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Oh, Calvin and Hobbes! Such a classic comic strip. Over the christmas break I've been enjoying revisiting those great works! Enjoy!

Cheers!
 

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I love Calvin and Hobbes! He reminds me of Erich when he was a little kid.
 

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Here's one of the two pieces of art that my wife had framed for me as a Christmas gift. The other will be ready on Saturday. This one is the Steve O'Shea painting. WAY too cool for any of us to handle, don't you think?
 

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tonmo said:
This one is the Steve O'Shea painting. WAY too cool for any of us to handle, don't you think?
:twisted:
And exactly when does Steve find the time to sit down and doodle? Maybe he's been leading us astray with all this "super super busy", "Big news coming out soon", "up to my neck in admin work" business.:mad: I think its time some one just said it::yelling: Steve O'Shea is a lazy, lying scientist and wanna-be artist! :yelling: Now don't we all feel a bit better?
:rolleyes:

Cheers!

PS: Great work, very interesting painting.
 

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This painting was sent by Dr. Steve a couple/few years back... kept it in safe keeping, always lamenting at the cost of picture framing, ever-lingering on my to-do list... my wife dug it up and surprised me by getting it framed, along with another piece preserved with acid-free paper... the latter was donated by a TONMOer from years past with the username of Lithographette... will post a pic of the framed version Saturday when I get it!
 

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Isn't that lamp just the best? I'll see what I can find out. Think I remember one of the women I work with had seen it in a catalogue. My mother gave it to me! She knows my obsession!!! :smile:
 

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