its the unofficial start
of holiday hors doeuvres
on friday dec. 7
at the doghouse
meet your friends and colleagues
for conviviality, if not kvetching
count on our hosts,
the business and treasurers office,
to add a full measure of hospitality;
the almost-over fall
semester will do the rest
everyone will be there
lets hope you will be too
starting at 3 p.m.
and ending, not exactly, at 5
anne dutlinger (carrying on the hard
job of planning parties)
for clarke chapman
and while youre marking:
is the first friday get-together
to be hosted by student affairs
P.S. Dutlinger also has issued an invitation
to a short talk (with lots of pictures) by Zdenek
Primus, curator, collector, and historian from the Czech Republic,
at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, December 6, in the graphic design lab,
Room 7, Hurd Campus. Its titled Mess Is Lore.
(All of us with desks can relate to that.) Primus focuses
on the common interests of poets, designers, and painters
who have shaped 20th-century design.
Note: Anne Dutlinger allowed us to reprint her invitation
to the December Doghouse get-together only upon condition
that we add her disclaimer that it’s not a “real” poem. She
says she goes with the lower-case approach for practical reasons:
“it’s just that my typing skills are less than adequate/and
making capital letters takes sooooo much longer to do/so for
e-mail i just don’t.” Not unlike archy when he wrote about
mehitabel, and look where it got them.
The drawing reproduced here is one of George Herriman's original
illustrations for the first edition (1916) of archy + mehitabel
by Don Marquis.