I want to give a big open-mouth, full-on-the-lips kiss to Mark in Chicago for sending Colby a lovely Birfdaze present. I may have peed my pants a little trying to open the package. Nothing gets me more excited than wood . . . and all of wood's many splendid derivatives entailed therein. Big heafty, hard-cover art books top the list! Some of my all time favorite artists make an appearance: Maurizio Cattelan, Paul McCarthy, Urs Fischer, Pawel Althamer, Robert Gober, Terence Koh, Richard Prince, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, David Altmejd, Tim Hawkinson, Folkert DeJong, Kiki Smith and more!