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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-28 15:37
Subject: [help] Three frozen peacock eggs
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Tags:help, portland, weird

If anyone in greater Portlandia wants three peacock eggs which have been sitting in my freezer for a very long time, they are free for the taking. [ETA: They have been claimed.] Two feel so light as to be empty, a third has something rattling around inside it. (Ie, a frozen peacock fetus — the_child is cracking a fourth egg to investigate.)

I figure these are unusual enough to offer to a crafter rather than simply throw away.

Let me know in comments or via email if you are interested. (I’m also willing to mail them, but for very obvious reasons, can offer no guarantee at all concerning deliverability.)

ETA: the_child reports “there was no male involved, just egg bits”. We have photographed the results, which I will post later.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Zeborah Loray
User: zeborahloray
Date: 2008-11-29 05:11 (UTC)
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... I have never painted a peacock egg.
Various sized chicken eggs, duck eggs, turkey eggs, cockatiel eggs, parakeet eggs, ostrich eggs - but no Peacock eggs.
If you still have them, I would love to give it a try. Are these plain white eggs? What sort of shape?
Could you hang onto them until next authors lunch?
Or bring them to my solstice party? Would be a good excuse to drop by. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-29 05:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They're roughly egg shaped, a bit less round (ie, pointier) and twice as large as a medium chicken egg. My daughter says "they're about as a big as an eleven year old's palm." Also they're very pale tan or beige.

They are yours!
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Zeborah Loray
User: zeborahloray
Date: 2008-11-29 06:59 (UTC)
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Woohoo! thanks much.
I will try to make something beautiful with them.
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