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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by daddyzgirl;2342052;
    Hello Fellow FORTers,

    Since I know you guys are a creative bunch, I need some ideas re: a unique gift for someone who just received their doctorate in statistics. Since there were a number of mathematical courses involved I thought an Abacus would be a neat idea but that's all I could come up with.

    It doesn't have to be fancy, just creative...

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;2342805;
    Frame the abacus under glass with a label that reads
    "IN CASE OF COMPUTER CRASH, BREAK GLASS"
    I LOVE it! That is the perfect gift!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2342970;
    I LOVE it! That is the perfect gift!
    It's something that I've been meaning to do with a slide rule for the last 20 years.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;2342971;
    It's something that I've been meaning to do with a slide rule for the last 20 years.
    Oh, yeah, I have several of those ideas I haven't gotten around to yet. I know exactly what you mean.

    Good ideas though. I still have some of my mom's "printer's equipment" from when she worked at the newspaper. Her rulers and her little magnifying glass and other things that I have no idea if they even use anymore in printing. Her ruler was metal with measurements for certain types of "type" on it. I've been meaning to frame those and haven't yet.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    My college roomate was a math/chemistry major and she now teaches high school math. I've given her an abacus, a morter and pestle and all sorts of of other related gifts over the years. Last year I found a "Pi Plate" - a ceramic pie plate with the Pi symbol on the bottom. She thought that was hilarious.

    I will find the name of the website where I found that thing and post it later. That same site had a lot of other math/science related items.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Gabriel, queenb, myrosiedog - Thanks for your help everyone! I will definitely stick with the abacus idea and Newfherder I love the "in case of computer crash, break glass"

    I knew you guys wouldn't let me down

    Doxie - if you could please provide with that link it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Daddyzgirl - the catalog that I ordered the Pi Plate from is called "What ON Earth" the website is What on Earth - A Collection Of Fun Wear & Delightful Diversions

    I browsed the catalog again and they have a sweatshirt that says Q T PI - I may have to get that for my friend's next birthday. Enjoy!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I am finally mad at myself enough to get into a serious exercise and eating program. But I needed a toy to push me to do it. And I've sworn off buying any clothes until I lose what I want to lose.

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    I bought a body composition scale. I got it at Walmart. So instead of just losing weight, I'm going to see how to get my body mass index right, with proper water and bone mass and stuff. I read the manual, put in the batteries, but I'm a bit scared to see what it shows for the first time.

    Has anyone else used one of these? It sends up electrical sensors through your body. A person with a pacemaker is not allowed to use it.

    Maybe I'll weight my kitties too!

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    misskitty, I don't know about the scale, but I wanted to ask how your body painting class went? Wasn't that last week sometime?

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Yes, it was a week or so ago. Didn't I report back? It was fabulous and just too much fun. The first day was technical stuff and a bit of practice. The second day was 5 hours of painting a design we'd have to chose ourselves overnight. We had to share a model so I got to paint one half and my sweetie painted the other half. I chose to do a geisha/harajuku girl and sweetie did a winding red dragon. It was great! But a lot of work. It's not as easy as one would think. But everyone had a good time. We had the services of a makeup artist, a hairstylist, and two photographers for capturing our creations. Too cool. I'm also trying to learn facepainting on my own as well.

    It felt so incredibly good to do something artsy and creative again.
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