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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, so what to get my mom for Mother's day?

Ok, the woman has everything. And she's quite wealthy, so whatever she doesn't have...she can get. She just re-did the kitchen counters in polished granite.

Oh, I know "make her something." Yeah. With my technical skills, it will look like it was made by a demented third-grader. And with what time?

She does collect cows and pigs (well, anything that looks like either one). That's all I can think of is to go hunting for something that looks like a cow or pig collectable.

Ideas? confused


-Mike )'(
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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX, USA

Total posts: 2014
Posted:Did the "cow parade" make it to detroit (or wherever your mother lives)? Those are some of the coolest cows I've ever seen. They came through Houston at least 3 years ago, and a bunch of us went and took pictures with many of the cows for someone's b-day. It was loads of fun. I know they made ceramic cows out of some of them (I was given one for my b-day that year). I know some were sold at Hallmark stores. Maybe you could locate one and give that?



For those that have no clue what I'm talking about, several cities across the US hosted the cow parade. Companies would pay money to decorate these cows any way they saw fit and then they would be displayed across town for several months. The decoration mostly consisted of really awesome unique paint jobs. Some had things attached to the cow as well.



Here's a link to see just some of them.



Anyways, I thought they were really cool. I've got pics of Vanize doing improper things to the blazing saddles one too...



I guess I'll have to figure out something to get mom as the same time I figure out something to get dad for father's day...they just left to go "out west" for 6 weeks and won't be back until the middle of june so I've got a few more weeks to think.


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Corny, but mums love pictures of their children. Well most of the ones I know do.

A sketch of you maybe or an interesting portriat.

I had a pet pig ubblove as a child, and a pet calf as well.


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:i took my mother to a opera/jazz recital thing for her birthday. we had so much fun that we'll probably do that from now on!

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

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Posted:I agree with gnor most mother love photos...my mother had her birthday just a couple of weeks ago and because she was complaining about not having enough photos of me I printed up that fire photo of me doing wire wool and got a really nice frame to put it in.

Now she can't complain she doesn't have a photo of me anymore...hehehe

It's also good for people on a budget (which I most definintely am)


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arsn


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Location: Behind the couch...

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Posted:ubbideaHow about a video camera, US$10, and a one way ticket to Thailand... and she needs to find a way back...Mother's day Surviver style!!! biggrin

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:my brother got my mum a dvd player for her birthday. hilarious! biggrin my parents are so technologically impaired, that i have to reset the vcr & stereo clock every time i go over there!!

good thread - i've been wondering what to get my mum too!! confused i got her crockery for her birthday...and christmas...tho she is building up quite a nice collection of white maxwell williams plates, bowls, etc. she started it - i didn't force it upon her!!

but now i'm out of ideas for mothers day! sometimes it really it a pain having her birthday ten days after christmas (& mine 3 days after that!)!!

ubbloco


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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Am I the only one who finds these faux-celebrations to be deeply disturbing?

The card companies market them as "a day you can show your mother/father/secretary/goldfish/whatever how much you appreciate them."

Like you can't any other other day of the year.

My mother would appreciate me being there and having a day with her far more than any bought item designed to put money in Hallmark's coffers.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:totally agree eera. if im going to get a card, i almost always make it myself. i think the personal touch really makes the difference.

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

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Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom

Total posts: 6207
Posted:i didnt get my mum a acrd, cos as yousay its money in hallmarks pocket (or tescos which is were i normally get my cards from) but i did get her teh nice new zero 7 album, cos i wante dto stear her music taste off classical stuff and show her there is some good new stuff!

shes a radio 2listener! eek


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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:Take her out to lunch or dinner and just wine & dine her for the afternoon. She may be a woman who wants for nothing, but everyone enjoys good food & good company....

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:Cow Parade made it to London. but sadly they were auctioned to the wealthy/insane, and they are no longer on public view.

I liked cow parade. I must have hugged around 20-30 of the London cows.

ubbloco


Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:the home made thing is based in the idea that you put time in to it for her,

so if you can't make something, just spend the time with her. Give her a day of rest where you cook & do everything or take her somewhere nice.

if she could buy anything she wanted then give her something she can't buy - you!


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Wow your Mothers day is a different time of year to ours!

How about this to make her laugh...

Take one of the wee plastic card bags and get some dried butter beans. Paint black dots on them (they are Friesian milking cows) When they are dry put them into the plastic bag and taking a piece of card fold it in two (making a smallish greeting card) On the front put your stamp or clip art of a cow with Cow Seeds Herd Starter Kit directions inside printed below. Inside the instructions read like this:
1. Start your own herd
2.Plant the seeds in warm spot right side up.
WARNING: Cow will grow upside down if planted wrong.
3.Be patient, it takes a long time to start your own herd.
4.For best results, MOO softly while watering.


wink ubbrollsmile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Hobbitboy


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Location: Stoke-on-Trent (England)

Total posts: 33
Posted:I am sooooo confused..... confused
Mothers Day was like last month! AArrrggghhh!
My head!


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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux, Ireland

Total posts: 403
Posted:Easy solution ubbidea: do something silly!
Get a bunch of her friends over and use cheapo body paint to dress up as a mixed herd of cows and pigs. (Curly tails,cow bells etc.)

She'll be the only "normo" among the lot of you, and it'll make for some great photos!

This side of the room, can yo give me an oink? "OINK, OINK!!"
Other side, can you give me a mooo? "MMMOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

Not loud enough! AGAIN! biggrin

...and so on....
-M-


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PsychoTronic(old)


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Location: Samos-Piraeus-Athens_Greece

Total posts: 64
Posted:ubbidea ubblocoplay poi naked.That will creates feelings to her... it would be a good surprise eek

The only thing constant in life is change...

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:Quote:
ubbidea ubblocoplay poi naked.That will creates feelings to her... it would be a good surprise eek



you obviously have a strange relationship with your mother.....



"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Total posts: 319
Posted:We did a thing like the cow parade, except ours were flying pigs- some were pretty cool. someone on my street owns one and has it in their front yard.
For mothers day we used to make her breakfast in bed, but I can't get out of bed early enough any more... ubblol
we are doing pottery in my art class at school right now, so I made her a vase this year.
Happy mothers day to any of the mothers out there!


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"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:i love the growing your own herd thing!!! ubblol that is soooo funny!!! and my mum would think it was hilarious!! especially with the ones that grow upside down!!!! hehe

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do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:something my sister did one year that was kinda cute.....

make one of those plaster of paris hand print things. you know the ones you did in kindergarten? that way she has a young you and an older you hand print smile


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Total posts: 1389
Posted:Teach her poi, and give a free fireshow smile weavesmiley

Now, time to think about what I'm gonna get my mom! It's this weekend eek Now you all got me a thinkin!

~ Bobo


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