Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas with the Family

    My brother & parents. Christmas, 2004
    Taken with Holga Camera

Christmas. Food. Family. I laughed a lot. Spent the day milling about from one Christmas location to the next. Shot something like ten rolls of film.

I received an amazing gift this morning - photos to follow soon enough - and I am not particularly prone to hyperbole on occasions such as this.

From the directions:

"Please fondly when opening, spread and stretch material until ready for erection."

You guessed it! A portable steam room! For me! I have used it twice! Other people have used it too! A few times! Made in Japan! It has stripes!

So, after erection.. er... inflation, the steam room is just large enough to sit inside. Along with this extraordinary gift, I received some kind of plastic / aluminum chair from a medical supply store. With holes in the seat! After consulting with a small focus group and commissioning a couple of simple renderings, I determined that the ideal location for my steam room is in the living room directly in front of the television. In front of the television!

There is a small portable steam unit which needs filling periodically so it is definitely best to have lackeys hanging about to keep the steam going as well as to replenish cocktails. I know what you are thinking... but I checked all over my living room and saw no warnings about the consumption of alcohol when using the steam room, so no problems there. Anyway, it is good to have a few people around to keep your steam well catered. People are sometimes good to talk to as well! Afterall, it is Christmas!

Otherwise, life is good. We ate well. Counted our blessings. Laughed a lot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant gift!
Best one I've heard of yet this holiday season.
If you have not yet already taken a picture of it, you must!
And please post!
I'm eager to see how this thing works.
....Plastic and steam working together? Who knew?

By the way, the close up of the kid with braces that you posted on is great. Made me smile. Thanks.

Here's to many, many, many more gorgeous Gordo shots this year.
Susan B