Hot water bottles


Rachel Whiteread’s pink torso hot water bottle (see Roberta’s post) reminded me that in the gift shop at Vancouver’s aquarium hung a collection of froggy-influenced (green, big eyes and mouth, etc.) hot water bottles. I can’t imagine an American aquarium having such a thing, or an American child wanting such a thing, but Canada has got that British influence.

Then when I was in Juneau, a young man who drove us down a mountain side in the rain forest (I swear, if I had known what was ahead of me, I would have hiked) said he had a hot water bottle tucked inside his fleece to keep him warm. But I can’t remember if Caleb was from Vancouver or Seattle. oh, well.


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