I've talked smack about doing this at every possible opportunity, but never followed through, so finally I did it. I put someone who is absent (or about to be absent) on a popsicle stick. My roommate Claire is going away for 8 months, we had a party. I cut out 19 photos of her, put them on popsicle sticks and gave them away so she can still have a presence at functions when she's away.
I've been a very bad little blogger lately but I have some things in the works that will hopefully reach a threshold soon in a storm of new posts. Popsicle stick procrastination for now.