Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

I have a confession to make: I'm running out of punny titles that use the word "show." I know, I know, I'm embarrassed by it too. I understand if you won't be able to look me in the eye for a while. Anyone have any "show" puns that I can unabashedly steal as blog titles? No? Yes? Maybe? You let me know.

It was a leafy sea dragon mail week. [I'd be lying if I said I came up with that on my own. Because I might have googled "weird animal names." And by "might," I mean I did. I totally did.] I don't know how much more steam this using-an-animal-scale to-describe-a-mail-week schtick will work because I'm absolutely running out of types of animals that my work-weary brain can come up with on the fly. And you know the gig is up when you start calling things a "centipede mail week." So, I'll have to come up with an equally senseless scale to gauge my mail week on. But onto the good stuff (it's VERY picture heavy, so I don't blame you for just looking at the pictures and ignoring the words—it's what I'd do if I were in your shoes!):


YAY! My long-awaited mail from Julie arrived this week! Ever since Julie left a comment saying that she sent me mail, it feels like I've been waiting forever for this envelope to be in my mailbox. I was starting to think that it was coming literally via snail mail, with perhaps a transfer to pigeon carrier in Manitoba. Turns out that I just needed to hold my darn horses (as usual), and the letter was every bit worth the wait.

A while ago, Julie asked to post a video of my happy, "YAY-I've-got-mail-from-Julie" dance. Unfortunately, I was too giddy to remember to capture the moment [sorry Julie, I practically mauled that envelope open], but I've got something even better:

Julie—trust me when I say that the dance was EXACTLY like that [minus the presence of a kid, and I was wearing a much dorkier sweater. But Will Smith actually did come into the room—true story!]. It's probably good that I didn't capture my version on video, because this version is already exact and pretty genius. Capturing genius on camera twice would probably make the world implode. It's a huge burden accidently destroying the universe with your dancing.

A totally awesome stationery order from bubbledog:

A completely unexpected, but absolutely wonderful package from Patty at Just Letter Rip (isn't her mail art so much fun? I'm happy to say that I picked up the phone and connected to her mail art call...and this metaphor is going right off the rails so I'm shutting up now):

Wonderful letter from LR who is also a new mail blogger at Envelope Chronicles:

I WON!! Mary at Lust For Life had a postcard giveaway a few weeks back, and I won! Mary has a wonderfully upbeat and positive mail blog that I visit regularly when I'm feeling overly cantankerous (which happens quite a bit. I know, I'm shocked too). Mary even wrote the letter from the recently-held Letter Writing Social at the Postal Museum. So exciting!

I was super excited to win because the only other thing I've ever won is a Howling Kitties CD in junior high (and yes, it was as exciting as it sounds. Did I mention that I was the only person who entered the contest? I mean, I hope you won't think I'm being pompous here, but I think my chances were at least 86% in my favour there). Andria, another recipient of the postcard giveaway, got a weird surprise with her package; unfortunately, I don't have an exciting story like that to tell. The only unexpected thing that happened to my package was that it appeared to have taken a dip in a lake:
Sometimes packages just need to take baths. Sometimes they get thirsty too. I understand.


That's it from me folks. Same bat time, same bat channel.....


  1. Such pretty envelopes being sent out and received.
    I like how the pen pal sent you back an Canadian coin.

  2. -Show your true colors
    -Let's get the Show on the road
    -A Show of hands
    -To Show off
    -A dog and pony Show
    -Best in Show
    -Show and tell
    -The Show must go on

    Hope these help!

  3. Wow, I love how all the mail you get and send is so colorful and creative :)

    1. Hi Caddi! I can't take credit for the colours and the creativity. I think the washi tape and scrapbooking paper already do most of the work on that one.... ;)

  4. awesome mail, Laura! I hope my little envelope will reach you soon :)

    1. I can't wait! Wonderful letter from such a beautiful lady! :)

  5. Oh my gosh!! I'm so sorry it looks like it got wet, that sucks!! I'm glad the postcards were wrapped in plastic. :/ Glad you liked it, though.
    PS - I love that apple postcard!

    1. Oh no, don't apologize! The letter was still legible, and that was the most important part, so no harm done. Thanks again for the package Mary. I'll be sending you a reply letter, so you may end up regretting that you chose my name in the draw.... :)

    2. You get so much fabulous mail and I am uber jealous! Hi Laura, I'm Laura as well. I was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging letters? I am always looking to meet new mail friends. Your mail art is amazing as well just to let you know haha

    3. Hi Laura (ooohhh, this could get very trippy very fast....)! Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't know if my envelopes qualify as mail art to be honest--it's mostly just making sure that colours and patterns match (like a What not to Wear, but for envelopes).

      Absolutely, I'm always open to recieving and sending mail! My address is listed on the right, please feel free to send me a letter. :)

  6. No way!! I can't wait to hear from you, :-)

  7. You received my letter!!!

    I received your letter!!!

    Hopefully you enjoyed mine as much as I enjoyed yours.

    P.S.: Love the awkward dance!

    1. I VERY MUCH enjoyed yours. It certainly made my day!

      Oh, did you think that dance was awkward? Because those were my gooood moves.....