A Christmas Eve Special: Gift-Tagged

December 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Writing


We’ve been tagged in the ubiquitous “5 random things about you” meme that’s currently circling the internet. I don’t usually do this sort of thing, but hey, it’s Christmas Eve Day.

1) I picked up a series of three polaroids at a thrift store yesterday, including the one shown above. They were sitting on a shelf, and I asked the cashier if I could have them for nothing. She asked me why on earth I would want bad polaroids, but sure, take them. I think there must have been an ancient polaroid camera on the shelf at one time, and someone took these as a test. I hung them on our wall next to art that cost big money. I like them just as well.

2) Also in addition to the other “legit art” in our personal collection is a cross-stitched, sightly askew version of Blue Boy that my grandmother made sometime in the late 60s. It reminds me of the work of Elizabeth Peyton.

3) Our tv is housed in a retired science dept emergency eyewashing station.

4) Murray often touts drawing as the foundation of all visual art. I tend to think it’s more important to be widely read in history, criticism, theory, and current events. We both think the other is full of it, and we secretly think the other is right.

5) This past October, we celebrated 15 years as a couple. And yes, that means that we did indeed meet when we were teenagers.

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