1) Awesomesauce is indeed one word. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in edumacating me.
2) There are a lot of trekkie snail mailers out there! I was both pleased and amazed at how many people recognized the Enterprise that was on an outgoing letter last week. Fly those geek flags high people, LOVE IT. I'd make a "live long and prosper joke" here, but that would be obvious and lame. Please think up a really clever Star Trek joke....and then pretend I said it. My job here is done.
3) According to the internet, shaving with conditioner leaves your skin feeling smooth and doesn't give you razor rash! However, this just in: it doesn't work. AT ALL. At least it didn't for me! It's actually quite painful. Like, things are eating me alive painful. OUCHIES. What kind of world do we live in where I can't trust what I read on the internet?! Soon you'll be telling me that Elvis isn't alive and living in the Alps; that I can't lose weight through two easy steps a day; or that Bill Gates won't pay me $245 if I forward an email to 10 of my closest friends. Don't tell me any of that isn't true because I'll just lose it. I really will. Plus, I was counting on Bill Gates to cover my retirement. Him and the government official from Nigeria who promised to triple my investment after he gained access to his riches! I'm going to be a fifty-dollar-ionnaire!! YIPPEE!
4) And then the not-so-good realizations...I'm starting to feel overwhelmed with the mail I'm trying to catch up on and can't take on any more new penpals. (I'm sure that disappoints a grand total of minus two readers!) As some of you may know, I'm INCAPABLE of writing a short letter. Some of my letters have become epic letters (in length, though the content sucks. It's just a lot of "No work and no play make Laura a dull duck." Repeat for 16 pages.) so it takes me a really long time to respond to a letter. I'd love to write everyone who is crazy enough to want a letter from me, but unfortunately, I just don't have enough time in the day. And my stupid TARDIS doesn't even work, so I can't even go back and re-live time no matter how much I want to. So if we're not already penpals and you were thinking of writing me a letter, might I suggest writing someone from Penpal of the Week or Send Something instead?
Anyway, enough of the revelations, onto the mail!
Julie called me a stalker the other day. My first thought was "wait a minute....yeah, okay." Then she addressed the envelope to her "crazy friend." THEN she started off her letter by calling me a liar! And all of this goes to show that we're getting to know each other splendidly!!! Though I'm more a bender of truth. So when I say that my letter is around 12 pages, it's actually, technically, maybe, sorta, kinda 856 pages. And when I say that I can eat my own weight in sushi, it really, actually, kinda means that I can eat a whale's weight in sushi. Tomato, tomahto, right?
And the envelope goodies continue! This time from Katri:
great tutorial on how to make your own clear envelopes. Thanks for the awesome mail Katri!
Nicole and I have been postcard penpals for a while now, and we recently did something totally nuts and....wrote each other a letter. However, I found it quite difficult moving the conversation back to a postcard because space is a clearly an issue. So I totally cheated and VOILA! I created my own ghetto version of the postcard/letter. Or the letcard (post-ter?) as I call it:
And that's it! I'm off to eat bear candies! Crap, I just did it again. "They're not candies, they're buttons..." Have an awesome week everyone!
MOUSTACHES!!! That isn't my way of cursing... I just really love them. Although I moustaching love getting mail from you :DReplyDelete
FIDDLESTICKS!! I was hanging onto my moustache envelope for someone special and there is no one I'd rather have recieve it than you! Because you know why? I moustaching writing mail to you. ;)Delete
Hmmm... When I think of you, I don't think of a whale - I think of a dinosaur. Can you eat a dino's weight in sushi?ReplyDelete
Oh and I can totally relate to the overwhelming feeling when you start to realize that you get too much mail! Yes, there is such a thing as too much mail. (But no such thing as too much sushi!)ReplyDelete
... which is why I woke up one day and decided to keep only 12 regular penpals!
No, there's no such thing as too much sushi. Especially when I can eat a dino's weight in sushi!Delete
I'm so pleased and excited that I am one of those 12 regular penpals (it's like we're knights of the round table. I'm Sir-tress Laura, knight of the neurotic! Pledged to serve and entertain Julie!)
... Unless the day I woke up and decided to keep those 12 penpals was yesterday! Then I could have secretly decided to stop writing you! (Oh the HORROR!)Delete
* evil laughter *
No no, no need to worry... You ARE one of the chosen ones, of course! You're actually my number 1 entertainer, so what would I do without you?!
* hugs *
Remember a time when I thought you were so innocent and polite?! Yeah, me neither... I know better now!Delete
Oooooohhhhhhkkkkkaaaaayyyy, I accept your hug. Raise you a complicated fist bump! Double awwwww.....
Yeah, isn't is funny how at first people automatically assume that I'm nice and friendly?! Thankfully, when I get close to someone I can finally let them see me for who I truly am. Aren't you lucky to know the real me, the bitchy, whiny Julie?! ;)Delete
I AM SO LUCKY. :D So lucky that I'm gonna do a lucky dance. *lucky dance* Join me, will ya?!Delete
We can dance if we want toDelete
We can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don't dance
And if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine
We can dance
We can dance
Everybody look at your hands!
I'm trying to get the Penpal of the Week interview ready but as you can see I'm easily distracted this morning...Delete
I had this song in my head ALL DAY yesterday. I'd sing the lyrics I remembered, then ask Darcy what the next line was. He'd mumble something incoherent and absolutely wrong, and we'd do that every 10 minutes or so. OH JOY!!Delete
This is the song that never ends... it goes on and on, my friend.....
No matter what incoming or outgoing it is always amazing to see what you send\get all the time.ReplyDelete
You're hilarious! And I just love all your mail. I can relate to having to catch up with letter writing so much, I still have about 5 penpals waiting for an answer.. There are just not enough hours in one day, I tell you! That postcard/letter idea is so clever!ReplyDelete
No, there's just not enough hours in a day. Especially since you had such a great snail mail sunday!Delete
Wow, I thought I follow all the snail mail blogs around here, but I was wrong!! :) I love your blog, it really made my Saturday morning better and I think I might write a letter or two today.. I haven't been a good penpal lately and my pile is high as Alps..ReplyDelete
Oooohhh, the Alps. If you ever climb that pile of letters, let me know if you see Elvis, okay? ;)Delete
You outgoing is always so pretty ^.^ Hopefully I'll get a chance to reply to you soon!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer! I look forward to getting your letter!Delete
I love the letter-postcard or whatever you prefer calling it :) That's indeed a very good idea!ReplyDelete
Well, I spent allllllll weekend thinking about it. I expended a lot of time and energy and brain power and I came up with....are you ready for it?......postcard-letter. Clearly I need to think about it some more..... :)Delete
I think I am one of those two people! But I understand, I'm just glad you got my note. I just got my first pen pals and my replies to each of them were over 10 letter-sized pages... and that was only three people. I imagine that when you have lots of pen pals that can be stressful. I hope you'll keep me on the list if a space opens up! Happy mailing! Stephanie from Rhode Island.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your understanding. And absolutely, you'll be the first person I write if a space opens up! :) I've been seeing your info card on other blogs (that's you, right?), and I think they're so neat! Definitely awesome.Delete
I hope you really enjoy your ballroom dancing and photography classes. Ballroom dancing sounds like tons of fun. Any reason to wear big, flowing dresses is thumbs up in my book. :D
well i sent my card 3 - 4 days ago i dont think it has arrived yet but i completely understand :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for your understanding Roxy! I still look forward to recieving your card. Thanks for sending it to me.Delete
You're welcome! I'm happy to hear that you liked the mail I sent you and, more importantly, you have come to the correct conclusion on 'the great awesomesauce debate of 2012"!ReplyDelete
Ah yes, the great awesomesauce debate of 2012. Rivaled only by the great coolbeans debate of 2008. :DDelete
Gosh,it takes ages for my letter to arrive.......whenever you see the mailman you should search his pockets...don't trust this case!ReplyDelete
Mail out of Canada arrives at its destination so quickly! Mail *into* Canada dwaddles and takes forever. I think international mail is afraid of bears and geese. But don't worry, I'll get that letter from the mailman if it's the last thing I do!Delete
Wow, it's great to know there are trekkie penpals out there, I just wonder where they are, because I would love to have one. :)ReplyDelete
I am actually kind of disappointed that you can't have any more penpals, because you do sound to be a great penpal. But I also have too much mail to reply to right now, so maybe we can be penpals in the future, if you want. :)
I love your friend's transparent envelopes, I'm totally gonna make some! :D
Thanks Penny! I'm sure you're a great penpal too! Your penpals are lucky to have ya. :DDelete
I'm A TREKKIE!!! hahaReplyDelete
First yayee for GEEK flags! Second I am SHOCKED lotion didn't work... That's all I've ever used! Are we talking about a Chewbacca situation though? Oh and I swear I'm not stalking but I love your Blog and had to post about you on mine with a link back. Hope you don't mind! Cheers!ReplyDelete
Well, I wouldn't say it's a Chewabacca situation... more somewhere between jungle and hey, it's time to mow the grass.... And oh man, this reply just went downhill very fast.... ;)Delete
I don't mind at all! Thanks for the kind words.
Saw this and thought of youReplyDelete
LOVE IT! FRAKKING TOASTERS.Delete
Hahaha! Shaving is certainly a pain! When I lived in Argentina and had a job, I used to go to a specialist to have everything waxed. It wasn't expensive at all and the smooth skin lasted for a couple of weeks. Now, I have to rely on the razor and I hate it. My legs itch and sometimes burn after I shave them :/. I wonder if there's a special product that works wonders ... I'll let you believe all the other things you've mentioned are true, haha :p.ReplyDelete
And awe, you got my little letter! ;D I totally understand about not having time to write a lot of letters. Years ago, I used to have a lot of pen-pals. I ended up having to choose the ones I really, really wanted to write to so I could write quality letters (so to speak) to my real friends. I dropped several writers who had awful spelling mistakes, hehe, and people who wrote a little note on a white piece of paper every now and then ... Did that make me a snob pen-pal ... Maybe, but there's only so much time you can use for writing letters!