Sunday, November 21, 2010

Two years in the framing

After today's mouse debacle, I'm totally getting a jump on today's blog post. We're 27 minutes into Sunday and it's going to be done before I go to bed. Really, Saturday was kind of a wash. I got nothing done that I wanted to. Heidi was at a NaNoWriMo "stakeout" which basically amounted to an all-day write-in. Anna and I were on our own and I was a complete fail. I didn't get the fish tank cleaned out, nor did I get the laundry folded. I even forgot to feed Anna lunch. That sounds terrible and it clearly didn't faze her. She was probably glad to not have someone harping on her to eat. I didn't get Blair his antibiotic this morning and then, when I got it all ready to go tonight after getting home, he must have heard me prepping it because I couldn't find him when I went to give it to him. Bastard cat.

But today was not all lost. I went to Matt's and had fun at his Rock Band/Guitar Hero party. I also, after over 2 years, finally got my Sticky & Sweet Tour poster framed.

I bought the Sticky & Sweet Tour poster off of fanfire.com prior to actually going to the tour so as not to have to worry about getting it home from the concert without it getting all dog-eared. When I got it in the mail, it was immediately smaller than I wanted it to be and when I went to find a frame for it, the search was fruitless. I don't remember the actual dimensions of it, but there was no frame on Earth that matched it. I would look periodically and always come up with nothing. So it sat, neglected, rolled up on the top shelf of my closet.

Well, Heidi had gotten a print of the cover of her first book, Hero, and had our friend Rick McCubbin frame it for her. It cost a little bit, but he did such a good job that I decided to entrust him with my Sticky & Sweet poster.

Tonight, I picked up the poster and, what can I say, this is a work of art and exceeded my wildest expectations.


I can't believe I still had my ticket from the show, which of course, I had him put in with the poster.


I don't think that the poster itself is as iconic as some of her other tour posters, but it'll do. In hindsight, if I had it all to do over again, I'd get this one, if for no other reason than it's more colorful than the one I got. But, as I said, it'll do.

Rick did a fantastic job and I can't thank him enough. I may not get it hung up tomorrow - especially considering my track record on how today went - but it will be up soon. I have just the spot for it on the wall in my office and it will make a fine addition to that very Dan space.

You can relive my account of the tour, where I met not just one but two fellow bloggers, here. It's riveting reading, as is pretty much anything that is in this space.

Now to go try to find that cat one last time before bed to give him his antibiotic. And then, sweet sweet sleep.

3 comments:

Yuяi said...

The poster does look very nice in the frame! I think my ticket is in the program I picked up at the show...it better be! lol.. We had a great time at the show. Was it really 2 years ago? Time flies.

Dan said...

It has, believe it or not. The show was great and all the things about it were very memorable. But I expect nothing less from a Madonna show!

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad you like the frame. Enjoy the whole piece!

Rick