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Whatchamacallit 169: Adam, 1978

A few weeks ago, I posted Adam, 1977, a magnificent piece of art that I cannot bring myself to throw away, even as I hide it in a drawer, unsure of what exactly I am supposed to do with it.

Here is the sequel.

The only comment my Mother made upon giving this to […]

Whatchamacallit 168: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Ring

I’ve previously noted that I am not really a jewelry person – and so here is the only ring that I own.

Although I rarely wear it, I love it: it is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Ring by Shetland Jewellery. I bought it on June 1, 2013, paying £739.00. It had to be custom […]

Whatchamacallit 167: Lights for water

I popped onto Amazon recently searching for something, but thanks to an absent-minded linguistic mistake on my part, I ended up discovering that there is such a thing as submergible LED lights that come complete with a remote control so that you can switch between 12 colors, flashing, brightness and more.

That said, this […]

Whatchamacallit 164: Shetland Pony Postcard

I sent myself this postcard from Baltasound – writing it while at the Baltasound Hotel Restaurant on May 30, 2013.

This is the best smelling restaurant I’ve been in in years – O.M.G. The first day in the Shetland Islands – Unst – Many Shetland Ponies seen. Lots of sheep/lambs. Amazing scenery – plus […]

Whatchamacallit 160: Dry Faucet

This faucet was a present from a friend – and it is just whimsical enough that I installed it high on the wall, just outside my bedroom wall.

I actually use the hook under the faucet to hand shirts that are fresh back from the laundry.

Wait… the last time I had shirts at […]

Whatchamacallit 156: Martin Luther as a cookie cutter

In 2017, Germany celebrated Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the reformation.

I observed the celebration by going to Canada.

Before I left, I did buy Martin Luther as a cookie cutter – which is displayed on the shelf behind my couch. It has never been used for its designed purpose.

Even I, […]

Whatchamacallit 155: wine cork (to be deaccessioned)

So this wine cork has rested atop my electricity meter and circuit breakers since, I think, my housewarming party, which was held in fall of 2010.

Since then, I have seen it out of the corner of my eye as I go in and out of my apartment, sitting there, collecting dust.

The side […]

Whatchamacallit 149: Dirty Fukker hat

Back in 2008 I bought underwear from Dirty Fukker – and I must have received this hat as a premium for my purchased – as I do not see an order for it in my emails. Or maybe it’s there and I just searched the wrong term? Who knows?

But yes, back in 2008, […]

Whatchamacallit 144: Happy End, soft de luxe

The first time I visited Germany, the Lonely Planet guidebook mentioned that one grocery store chain had named its house brand of toilet paper, “Happy End.”

My hosts denied knowledge of such a store with such a brand. It wasn’t until after I lived in Germany that I learned that Penny was the store […]

Whatchamacallit 140: Canadian $5 Bill (Reverse)

If all had gone according to plan, right now I would be in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Vancouver is, hands down, one of my top ten cities globally: it is a place worth visiting incorporating great scenery, great food, and a great friend.

Alas, I’m not – instead I look at the reverse side of […]