December 24, 2011

The Eleventh Day Of Duckmas 2011


Did you know it takes 49 minutes to wrap a rubber duckie?  I know that sounds unlikely, but that's how long it took to get the purple devil duckie ready for this picture.  Fortunately, wrapping easy, simple shapes, like boxes, tesseracts and klein bottles takes much less time than wrapping a duckie, so I should be able to get everything ready for Christmas.

I don't know about you, my readers, but I do have a little tradition when it comes to gift-wrapping.  I do it late on Christmas Eve, mug of hot chocolate (complete with immersed candycane) at the ready, whilst listening to WGN-AM out of Chicago.  In the past, the overnight team has a high school choir in the studio with them, so I wrap while they sing and banter.  It just occurred to me, however, that I won't be able to do that this year, as the overnight show is only on weekdays, and they have someone else on the weekend.  Woe is I.

It's kind of amazing how fast the Twelve Days of Duckmas has gone this year.  While much more challenging than normal due to the lack of winter weather (and I'm probably the only person in Duckford complaining about the lack of snow), I think it's turned out okay.  Hopefully you've gotten a kick out of it; the Twelve Days is just about the only time of year I can really be artistically creative, so I enjoy it quite a bit.  Even if it does disrupt normal blogging here at The Pond.

Big finale on Sunday... see you then!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 01:06 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Only?  Sure there are Easter themed Duckies.  Or at least an Uncle Sam duck who can do service on the 4th of July

Posted by: Mauser at December 24, 2011 02:47 AM (cZPoz)

2 Click on the "12 Ducks of Xmas" category to see what I do for other holidays, Mauser.  Having said that, yes, I can be creative during those (particularly Halloween).  Duckmas requires a ton of pre-planning, however.  I start writing down ideas in August, though I have one concept ready for next year already (involving the World's largest artificial skating rink).  It's more rewarding.

This year, though, has very much been off the cuff and on the fly.  Most of my ideas had to be shelved due to lack of snow.  Pulling that off is a different type of rewarding.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 24, 2011 08:19 AM (f/6aJ)

3 Just wondering: how do you wrap a tesseract? Do you have a diagram handy?

Posted by: Don at December 26, 2011 07:49 PM (NvpYw)

4 Don, you just need to think both inside and outside the box simultaneously.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 26, 2011 08:31 PM (f/6aJ)

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