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!):
Incoming: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:
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:
That's it from me folks. Same bat time, same bat channel.....