Friday, July 6, 2012

Neanderthal Mail

Hi everyone,

Earlier this week I announced the first envelope-palooza and was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who entered! Apparently the best way to get people to come out of the woodworks is to offer free things! Who knew?! But now that I've forced the people who were casually stalking my blog to say hi, I now know you who are. Hello! Feel free to go back to casual stalking, I won't hold it against you. Just send up a flare every now and then to let me know you're still here.

Not a lot of outgoing this week as a result of being hit in the face with the mother of all colds, which then migrated into my lungs and became bronchitis. Bronchitis! It sounds kind of like a dinosaur and as a result, you'd think that it would be awesome to have, but it is not velociraptor-iffic, that's for sure. I've been working on the same letter all week, and to say that my mind was elsewhere is an understatement. This is a snapshot of that attempt: "Dear...[15 minutes later] what comes next? Oh yes, penpal's name..... [25 minutes later]....how are...." This is what I imagine a neanderthal writing a letter would look like. It wasn't pretty. But I'm on antibiotics now, so hopefully I can upgrade to cro-magnon soon.

Me Laura. Me really like writing letters. Me...uhh....club meat over head. Me like shiny things.

Incoming:













Outgoing:







Me out! Have a great weekend everyone. Hope it's free of dinosaur-like sounding diseases.

27 comments:

  1. Lovely mail! Feel better soon :)

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    1. Thanks Anne! I'm on the mend right now, so hopefully full health is just around the corner.

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  2. I'm digging that 4 Cats postcard! Like a lot! And that looks like a Pixar postcard in your outgoing... am I right?

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    1. Apparently the 4 cats postcards is an early Picasso work! If I ever come across it in a store, I'll be sure to send it your way. :)

      Yes, it is a Pixar postcard! Eagle eyes!

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    1. Yes! It was lovely to recieve as usual.

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  4. Hey! I tagged you to win the Liebster blog award too ^.^
    http://saskiahamiltonpenpals.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/ive-won-liebster-blog-award.html

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  5. Wow truly truly amazing stuff there I love all the work.

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    1. Thanks Samantha! I appreciate the comment. :)

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  6. Oh maaaan, look at that big ugly sticker covering my pretty envelope. NO! Bad British stamp, BAD!
    I hope you feel better soon tiny shoes xx

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    1. Thanks cupcake! :) The envelope was still wonderful! I loved how colourful it was.

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  7. Jippie i am getting real Neanderthaler-mail!!! Maybe you got some returned as well because i do have bronchitis as well. high five.....

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    1. Oh no! What a weird bit of penpal sympatico! I accept your high five and raise you a big sympathetic hug! Bronchitis is the pits, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Was the first one from Russia? And is it a postcard?

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    1. It was from Russia and it is a postcard! It's a postcard of the Red Square then and now. It was quite cool to recieve.

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  9. Cro-magnon. Now wouldn't that be a step up from the ususal.

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    1. Your comment is invalid because only a neanderthal would missspell the word "usual." Aren't we a pair? :)

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    2. Just like how only a neanderthal would misspell the word "misspell." The irony is rich on this one, grasshopper.

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  10. Happy dance! There's mine! Feel better! lots of soup and tea and not moving!

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    1. I'm finally on the mend so I think I'll join your happy dance! Woo hooo and awwww man, I think I pulled a muscle. A person who is recovering from a week-long illness shouldn't be so energetic quite yet....

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  11. Awe, so many adorable envelopes and postcards! I said I was going to start working on mail hours ago and I'm still in front of my computer!

    By the way, I'm short and plump, too! I know what you mean about tights, but for some reason, these ones fit me ok. Here in America you have what's called the petite size, which I'd never heard of in Argentina! It's awesome to be able to find wide pants that are not ridiculously long, haha.

    Hope you have an awesome week, sweet Laura! ;D

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  12. At least you can still post pics! It's not that bad.

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  13. Really, Laura, I'm surprised at you. This is such a mean post! Haven't you ever seen those Geico commercials? ;P

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    1. We don't have Geico in Canada! So I feel as though I'm missing some pop culture reference here... educate me, oh great one. :)

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    2. *gasps* NO GEICO? FORGET the insurance, I swear, they make the BEST commercials. The caveman commercials were so good.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5JV0Fs_GE8
      Then the weird question commercials
      http://youtu.be/Dtp_mq2fO24

      But the absolute, awesome, hilarious, complete best Geico commercial (in my totally humble, modest opinion ;P ) is the rescue panther....
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH_d8ymHwxo

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    3. Those commercials are fun! Why don't we have commercials like that in Canada?

      Here are the thoughts I had while watching the rescue panther commercial: 1) hahahaha! 2) I wonder if I should rescue the rescue panther. 3) I wonder if I could mail him..... :)

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  14. Oh, I love the envelope with the shark!

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