Fun Fruheady Stuff
Okay...as some of you know, I'm also a member over at the Straight Dope Message Board, which shares a lot of similarities with FHDC...including that the people who congregate there are all OVER the country.
So, one thing that they've done at least once is they pack up a stuffed animal, a disposable camera, and a list of names and addresses, and ship it to the first name on the list, who gets all the local dopers together, has a party, and takes pictures with everyone and the stuffed animal, add something to the stuffed animal (clothes, decorations, or other accoutrements), pack it all back up again, and mail it off to the next person on the list.
As I see it, the purpose here is two-fold. The first is that we get pictures of fruheads from all *over* the place (which I intend to put up on the web, if we go through with this), and the second is that getting the package gives us, a community that hasn't had whole lots to rally around of late, an excuse to get together and have a good time.
So, anyway, I'm willing to get this ball rolling. I'll get a stuffed animal, and a box, and the first disposable camera and start compiling a list of addresses...and I'll pay the shipping to wherever is up first. Anyone else interested in this?
goovie is married! · 14 years ago
great idea! count me and neal in...tho i'm guessing that we'll be included in the chicago party. whooo, chicago represent. :)
...and Andrew...and Angel (whoever *she* is. :-)
And any other fruheads who would like to come. :-)
goovie is married! · 13 years, 10 months ago
hey michael, do you think you could have this by the house concert?
Michael (foof) Maki · 13 years, 10 months ago
Yeah, I guess I prolly could.
I'll run to the toy store during lunch today and see if I can find an appropriate stuffed animal. :-)
Ok, so a bunch of us were discussing this idea yesterday and trying to make it come into fruition. Recognizing that there would be multiple events for fruheads going on at more or less the same time, Nate came up with the idea of having 4 stuffed creatures, each representing one of the frulads, that would galavant the world, destined to never meet as a quartet until the band reunites. :) So, in discussing this further with Gella and others, here are some suggestions for each of the frulads' stuffed animals:
Murray - curious george type monkey
Dave - lion
Mike - squirrel
Jian - parrot
Now, all we need is for people to volunteer to get one of these animals (or pick a lad and get an appropriate animal) and also lists of addresses and/or opportune passing off events.
I'd be willing to get a Dave lion and bring it to the Girlyman show with disposable camera in hand and keep track of addresses and such if people want to frum me their addys.
Michael and Nate had expressed interest in getting an animal, so you guys can each pick one and if one more person could volunteer, we'd have the whole set ready for their travels within the next couple of days or weeks (as the case may be). Sound good?
For people who were discussing this last night, please feel free to correct me or fill in anything I might have left out, as I was half-awake in the moment.
danced with Lazlo · 13 years, 10 months ago
are you going to get a little fedora and sunglasses for the squirrel?
nate... · 13 years, 10 months ago
Change of plans... could not find parrot or squirrel... but I found not only a curious george TYPE monkey..... but an actual curious george!
So yeah, I'm bringing murray to spain with me.
Parrot and squirrel are still up for the taking!
Okay, I got Dave...a very cute little lion hand puppet. I'll take it with me to the Girlyman show next Monday so I can meet up with ~Reinhard:packing~ and perhaps Lazlo Ingalls Wilder if she is coming to the show as well as anyone else interested in showing up at Fez in NYC on Nov. 10th. A picture of Dave-lion can be seen on my blog. Hope to see some of you there!
stealthlori · 13 years, 10 months ago
Hmm. We could have a Philly-area party at the Point, so the budgiedog-like critter in question gets to hang out at a supercool venue!
Jacob D.Allen · 13 years, 9 months ago
A disposible camera? I've never seen any of those in my life man.
Hell yes! Put Tyler and I on the list!
There should be more than one stuffed animal travelling around, and you should have to do a different thing with each one you get.... but that might be too much for people ;)
We should be sure to have the package shipped to a Toronto resident come Frucon time, and to someone who is attending Falcon Ridge come Falcon Ridge time.
hkath · 13 years, 10 months ago
Aw, dude. That means we Torontonians don't get our private moment with the stuffed animal, and don't get to showcase our drunk-ass selves and our partying ways like you guys all will. And we don't get to take it to >play and listen to it make rude comments in a voice that sounds slightly like mine. Not that I don't think it would be a given to have it at Frucon :D But, we have regular lives too and we like to be visited by stuffed animals who travel by mail :D
George E. Nowik · 13 years, 10 months ago
trust me. you don't want private moments with the stuffed animal. remember what i did to ellen's moose?
-= george =-
roB! "Rob" Johnson · 13 years, 9 months ago
Okay... I feel the need to ask. What'd you do to Ellen's moose, nugget?
And who is this Ellen person?
ellen, formerly evil · 13 years, 7 months ago
That Ellen person would be me. I have pictures. I have the proof.
renita · 13 years, 8 months ago
I don't know what you did to ellen's moose. but I know what you made the frog and the giraffe pimp do.
and that's more than enough.
Can I steal/borrow your idea? Since you're starting one for Fruheads, I'd like to use the idea to do with my non-fruhead friends...
Well...I didn't originate the idea...just read about it and thought it'd be cool. So...umm...yeah. No prob. :-)
I just thought I'd ask anyway. :D FruM me when you're collecting mailing addresses! :)
emilie is CRANKY · 14 years ago
count me in, yo. i don't have parties as such often, but i'll be sure to have a gathering of some sort and get my fruhead converts over for some fun and games. :)
renita · 14 years ago
While I'm in Germany, I'm hoping to make a trip over to London.
Maybe we could time it with that?
Althoguh, I'm also planning on getting Veronika from Austria involved at some point as well.
(regardless, maybe we could meet up)
emilie is CRANKY · 14 years ago
wordeth. i'm up for that. and plus, now i have MONEH! so i can actually SPEND it on things. rawk. :D
renita · 13 years, 7 months ago
do you have a spare moment sometime next weekend?
I'm in the area from mid-day friday until evening monday.
So, for FHDC, would it be possible to somehow get a stuffed Budgiedog for the "package"?
Andrea Krause · 14 years ago
I have this puffkin. I have no idea if he's still available. his name is Casey. I got him because, even though he's a cardinal, he reminded me of a budgiedog. :)
Wow...that does look a lot like a Budgiedog.
It appears that he's been retired, though...
Aren't there any people who are good at sewing around here? It can't be *that* hard to make something that looks vaguely right...
Well, I made my own stuffed Pisco out of a beach towel. Larry couldn't be too much harder.
Yvonne · 14 years ago
I don't really know any Früheads in Waterloo, where I will be stuck for the school year in less than two weeks from now, but if there is a party in Toronto on a weekend I'd definitely come home for that.
Well, the big party in Toronto is the 7th Annual Fruhead Convention! If status quo holds, it will take place the weekend of Valentine's Day.
Mamalissa! · 14 years ago
Assuming all things work out as hoped for, I can take it with me on the DVNt cruise!
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 14 years ago
ooh...and we can give it (and you) a send off at the EFO concert in NYC on December 4th...assuming you can make it to that.
Maybe you can even give it to Bernie and he can fly it around on stage and you can take a picture of it...assuming he doesn't give it away to a request-o-rama participant.
Mamalissa! · 13 years, 10 months ago
I made my plane reservation for the morning of the 5th...so hell's yeah, I'll be at EFO on the 4th.
That now arranged, what's the status on our mascot?
K-Lyn · 14 years ago
I'll open my home (and/or local pub) for the small group of Portland OR fruheads...
Kat Kunz · 14 years ago
count me in, and whoever else i can scare up in whatever part of the country i happen to be in at the time. :D yay!
thanks for spearheading this, michael...
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 14 years ago
I'm representing two areas! Count me in on both when I am present at either one! :oD
goovie is married! · 13 years, 10 months ago
yes, there are. and there are also some fhdc-ers who often visit the bmore area because we used to live there. :)
It's a girl! · 13 years, 10 months ago
Hi Nik! I see you live in Columbia. So do my husband (current username "Husbandy") and I!
dave "buh" · 13 years, 10 months ago
I know a flight attendant. We could get her to take the lawn gnome all around the world. :-)
Phoenix · 13 years, 10 months ago
nitsita · 13 years, 10 months ago
I am SO in.
Even if it means that I have to get someone to take pictures of me partying alone with the stuffed animal, since there seems to be no other quebec city fruheads :( ... I guess I *could* catch Patrick at some point.. I dont know if he's even still registered on fhdc though...
But yeah! totally!
emilie is CRANKY · 13 years, 9 months ago
like, hi. if someone sends me one of these things for around christmas time, you can have pics of me and siobhan with it. 'cause it's likely we'll see each other around then. any takers?
Mamalissa! · 13 years, 9 months ago
I can send you the one I'm taking on the DaVinci's Notebook Cruise (probably Dave), since that's at the beginning of December. I never get to post anything overseas!
A girl named Becca · 13 years, 9 months ago
Actually, MLE, I still have the Murray monkey in Spain for the express purpose of mailing it to you, and I will do so...um....soon. :) I promise.
Which means: everyone else can just back off, because I've got dibs on supplying Emily with a stuffed animal!
A girl named Becca · 13 years, 9 months ago
I hereby declare that it is absolutely imperative that someone send me Dave sometime between now and the end of January so that I can take a picture of the King of Spain in his former kingdom. If I had him around Feb. 5, there's a slight possibility I could even get his picture at the Royal Palace in Madrid (maybe even in the boudoir?), but I'm not making any promises.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 13 years, 8 months ago
Here are a few more Dave pics from the EFO show at BB Kings on 12/4/03. At the time of this writing, Dave should be back in Miami with Melissa after spending the weekend on a cruise to the Bahamas with Da Vinci's Notebook. From there, Dave is up for grabs (though perhaps may be on his way to his homeland of Spain).
Mamalissa! · 13 years, 8 months ago
Photo #2 is of Paul's dad and Paul's wife. I couldn't find Paul. But I thought they were fairly reasonable proxies.
Nope..still missing Jian and Mike. I have an idea for Jian though if no one else decides to get him.
Does mike really need to be a squirrel?
Cuz, like, trust me... I looked all OVER for a stuffed squirrel.
nope...but he could be a stuffed something that is fitting for the part.
emilie is CRANKY · 13 years, 7 months ago
i had a small pizza party the other week with a few of my best friends, most of whom don't hang out here but who do know and love fruvous. :) this was honestly the closest i could get to a fruhead gathering :D
l - r: matt, siobhan (aka siobhan is smitten) and brendan with murray. note wood poster and random montage of frupics printed off FDC in corner on right. :D
jennifer (aka Darcy), who is really about twice as skinny in real life and at least half as gormless. ;D
fil, siobhan's *lovely* boyfriend, contemplating mur. also note green eggs and ham t-shirt - highly appropriate. :)
and, for your enjoyment only, one of me looking wistful, sans singe:
okay, i'm done now. :) who wants mur next? first person to scream, 'MEEEEEEE!' either here or in my livejournal gets him. :)
If everyone's in agreement, I'll go get one in the store in my mall. It's in the window, and it freaks me out every time *g* (There's one that kinda looks like Jian....but it's a girl.)
w00t! well, I speak for nobody but myself...... however, I think that's a perfect mike.
I say go for it.
jacicita · 13 years, 7 months ago
(There's one that kinda looks like Jian....but it's a girl.)
the mike one is -great-. i totally picked him out of the group shot right away.
I'm of the opinion... and this may just be me... that really the "event" thing isn't a requirement.
I mean, granted, it takes priority... but... if no event is going on, lets just keep sending them around to random cities/towns! Let's keep getting pics!
That being said... I'll get the ball rolling. If anyone has already gotten the necessary pics in whatever location, feel free to frum me for my address to send me whatever character, and I'll get fun Northampton pics. :)
(again, obviously, if some event is happening, that takes priority!)
A girl named Becca · 13 years, 7 months ago
Just wanted to let y'all know that Dave has arrived safely in his former kingdom (Spain). Thanks much to Melissa for shipping him over! (There's just nothing like getting unexpected snail mail, especially packages, *especially* with Frülads in them.) Pictures will be following shortly.
John J. Ryan · 13 years, 7 months ago
Bring JianAnimal to the WA9 show out in Long Island and then you can give him to me. I'm going to the Robbie show at the Fez on 2/15 (You coming to that?), so we can also get a pic of JianAnimal with Robbie there as well. Then I'll take him up to Toronto to get shots with Dave (From Royal Canadian Air Farce) and Jian from >Play. I hope someone brings a camera.
OK, I've got a 'Mike' doll. I couldn't get the large one, but I got a smallish one. He's still cute, and oh so Mike-like. He'll be at Frucon and then from there? Who knows ;-)
A girl named Becca · 13 years, 6 months ago
Here are the pics from Dave's visit to his former kingdom!
Arrival: Dave climbs out of the box.
Refreshments: Dave samples some typical Spanish fare - a nice change from humble pie!
Fresh air: Dave steps out for a view of a lovely Spanish avenue.
Tourism: Dave visits the statue of Columbus in Madrid.
Homecoming: Dave visits the palatial palace that was his home.
Very Cute Pics! Both at Robbie show and in Spain
Now if only I could rest myself on Robbie's shiny bald head. mmm... :)
nate... · 13 years, 6 months ago
We really need a good general gallery to put all these pics in.
So, until we find something better, I have created an account here:
user id is: fruheads
pw is: frupics
You must go into one of the four subdirectories.... click login in the upper right... then you can click the "add photos" link, also in the upper right.
I will try to add those that have already been posted to this thread as I have time.
nate... · 13 years, 6 months ago
By the by.. just so people know, you have the ability to add captions to your pics... but please don't mess with other people's captions.
I didn't enable the ability to delete pics, so if you do somethin by accident, just drop me an email or a frum.
A Few More Jianimal Pics Over Here (which have also been cross posted to the General Fruhead Gallery hosted by Nate)
Jianimal will soon be on his way over to Chicago with Michael (foof) Maki, for some partying with all you Chicago folk. Enjoy!
Oh, any idea who has Murray? Did emilie, away indefinitely pass him on to anyone?
bored, bored, bored.... · 13 years, 4 months ago
Does Wormy still have Mini-Mike? I gave him to her at Frucon. I hope he gets to visit New York ;-)
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 13 years ago
Sure! Though, I don't have any of the animals on me.
I believe Dave is with Gordon.
Who has Jianimal, Little Mike, and Curious Murray?
K. D. Lurker · 13 years ago
Cool, what should I do to get in line to participate? I'll even contribute something Floridian to the package :)
Mamalissa! · 12 years, 7 months ago
Dave's still hangin' out with me and Aurora. I think they're really hitting it off. No plans for frucon or any other immediate travels or travails.
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