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Holiday cheer

Started: 2007-12-27 16:45:39

Submitted: 2007-12-27 16:55:50

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I'm currently enjoying my Christmas holiday at my parents' house in Norman, Oklahoma. (They moved to Oklahoma after I moved out; I grew up in Boulder.) Part of our holiday celebration included building gingerbread houses. We used graham crackers. Mom, Bethany, and Kiesa made traditional-looking sloped-roof houses. Willy and I were a bit more ambitious; I searched for a suitable idea (contemplating the Hirshhorn, the Pentagon, and a few other less-notable ideas) until settling on one of the world's tallest buildings (ignoring the debate as to whether one should consider highest habitable floor or tallest structural feature): the Sears Tower. My proportions are a bit off, but it's clearly recognizable:

Graham cracker Sears Tower

Willy built Herod's Temple, which he's also modeled in SketchUp and out of several physical model schemes.

You will always find those who think they know
what is your duty better than you know it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance"