Friday, January 4, 2013

On the 10th day of Christmas

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me
10 Chinnomotto's
9 Robert Stegmann's
playing with a tippie top
8 Jerry Slocum's
7 Eric Fuller's
6 Tony Fisher's
5 Richard Hess'
4 Mr. Fok's
3 Da Yan's
2 Brian Young's
And Stickman in a pine tree.

Stephen Chin is the master of the lathe!  When I first met him he was playing with a puzzle he called "La Bomba"  Truth be told, I wanted to kill him with his bomb and I'm pretty sure he wanted to kill my bug.  He was playing with that puzzle on the table and she just snagged it from him.  No manners at that time.  She has never forgotten that puzzle or Stephen and keeps pestering me about it year after year.  I know she wants me to buy her one, but since she has professed to "hate puzzles" I refuse!  (Mean mom I am)

Stephen's puzzles are always good for a smile. I have had great pleasure in showing one of his eggs around to people everywhere.  If you can ever get your hands on that one, it is THE puzzle to have!  His "Ze House of Mouse Ze Duong" is a hoot and then some.  It kept a smile on everyone's face who played with it.

Not only are his puzzles good for a laugh, but the man is as well.  Stephen smiles and laughs almost as much as I do.  Hmmm.  Maybe I should rephrase that to say MORE than I do.  (maybe it's all that gas)  I've never met another like him and that just might be a good thing.  Too many crazies in the world already.  But at least Stephen is one of those good crazies!

1 comment:

  1. Three cheers for Chinnomotto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The most prized puzzle in my collection is one of his Apples: "1 Pinko Ringo". I have an earlier version shaped like a sphere rather than an apple.