Anatomy and Art

a blog by Sara Egner

A Downright Funny Going Away Party

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I am so touched.  My friend Jasmine threw me a going away party last weekend to send me off properly to Texas for the 2nd half of my semester. She decided to give the party a medical theme, and also a limb theme, in homage to the work I am doing here in Chicago, and will be doing in Texas very soon.  Many of the friends that I have made in Chicago came out, and several of them dressed in lab coats or a few of them in full on medical attire.  I don’t know the last time I’ve ever had so much effort made on my behalf like that.  I am truly flattered.

And I am happy to share a photograph of my favorite visual moment of the evening.  Martin arrived in nearly full on OR regalia.  Sometime after his arrival, the game Operation came out.  They’ve changed the game a bit since we were all kids, so the directions were pulled out and a moment was taken to assess the situation.  So I walked up to see Martin, all dressed the part, holding the direction pamphlet just like we used to hold the gross anatomy lab manual, and about three or four people waiting around the “patient” for the surgeon to give instructions.  Oh, and it doesn’t hurt the moment at all that Jasmine is still wearing her extra googly eyes from earlier silliness along with her lab coat and stethoscope.

Add to that an assortment of doll parts, extra eyes (styrofoam balls) hanging from the chandelier, Play-doh set out for people to play around and do some sculpting, and a version of the old pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game that featured Van Gogh’s famous self portrait from after he cut his ear alongside an assortment of magazine cut out ears for pinning.

I am truly impressed.  What a great send off 🙂

Written by Sara

February 22nd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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