Amy gave me my March 1 gift today. We try to go out to dinner on the first day of the month and celebrate life (hence – “life dinner”) and often exchange gifts. The gifts I’ve received over the years range from the farcical (e.g. a remote control fart machine) to magnificent (e.g. beautiful pieces of art.)
I won big with my gift today. Whenever we visit New York, we usually swing by Alaska on Madison and pick up some pieces for our Alaskan / Canadian Inuit and Yupik art collection. When we were in New York in November for the New York Marathon, Amy bought a bunch of stuff which she recently got around to unpacking. My gift – four extraordinary “Greenland Gremlins” – were sitting on my desk this morning.
Following is a closeup.
These are totems – made out of walrus ivory – that ward off bad things. Notice the giant teeth – having a dental emergency in arctic Greenland is a real bummer. My understanding is that since my totems have big teeth, my voodoo is powerful. Amy told me these gremlins will protect me and my computers. Guess I don’t need anti-spyware anymore.