Friday, November 23, 2012

I got that "excited/scared" feeling. Like 98% excited, 2% scared.

HI-YAH everyone! Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday to my American lovelies.

I pulled an unexpected by posting on Monday this week, but there's still time to enter my store giveaway if you haven't already! BIG THANKS to everyone who has already entered, passed along their good wishes, or even purchased something (Rhiannon, I'm looking at you, and yes, you are the best!!). I am so very thankful (HEY! On this post-US Thanksgiving day, I'm thankful for all of you. AWWWWW). I've decided that my store "schtick" is that I'm including a short letter from moi with every purchase. It's like a double mail day. You didn't ask to hear from me but you know what? YOU'RE GETTING IT ANYWAY. Because that's how I roll.

And if you haven't entered, what are you waiting for? Five minutes of your time for the chance to win something free seems like a good idea to me! If this was a lunch room and we were talking about leftover catering from a meeting, there'd be no question: blink and all that would be left would be the carcasses of picked-apart sandwiches and leftover butter. Don't risk being left with room temp butter, enter now! [Please don't mock my crappy analogy. I thought long and hard about it. That's 2.56 seconds of my life I'm not getting back.]

Anyway.....

Here is your regularly scheduled Friday post:

We all love snail mail, but I think we also know how frustrating the mail system can be. I swear, for every two letters I'm sending out, I'm recieving one of them back in my mailbox because Canada Post doesn't know the difference between "TO" and "FROM."

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

I'm no genius, but typically, the "TO" address is, I dunno, on the same side as the stamp?!!! Plus, the words "Please deliver to" above the address is a pretty big indicator of where the letter is going to.

Don't you think being able to know the difference between "To" and "From" should be a requirement for working for the post? Can you imagine if someone working for NASA didn't understand the difference between "Take Off" and "Abort?" Oh, the humanity! How would NASA have then transported deep oil drillers onto an asteroid in order to blow it up?! The answer is simple: they wouldn't be able to. But they did! I can't quite remember what I was talking about when I first started this paragraph, but I do remember this: Bruce Willis saved the world. Oh, the humanity!

Anyone else having frustrating mail days too?

Incoming:



A letter from Sukie. Sukie, it arrived! It circumnavigated the earth first, but it finally arrived!

Sukie's letter also contained this postcard. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite postcard of all time. EXTERMINATE.

More sushi and the squirrel mail from my darling Julie

Christmas mail from Jess, who is imbued with the holiday spirit. People might even say freakishly so, but those people would not be me. No, sir.

Outgoing:



Butterfly beauties going to Melanie in North Brunswick

I Heart Guts for Vanessa in Chicago

Wine sloshiness for Nicole

Mucha for Julie in Grand Rapids

Mail for Elizabeth in Mexico. It's also Elizabeth's birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Mushroom Mail for Mary. It's the MMM of snail mail!

Dotty Dot Dot for Miki!

Band practice with Julie

And last but not least, dog mail for Jennifer!
And that's it! Enjoy your weekend everyone! Wishing you happy mail days ahead. Later gators!

29 comments:

  1. I really wish we didn't live together so that I could enter your contest and win your amazing product. I know its amazing, I helped make it, sorta kinda.

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    1. If by "sorta kind" helped make it you mean that you completed the last 3% of folding? Then yes, you helped make it. YOU CREATIVE MACHINE.

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  2. Canadian stamps sound really nice :) I love the Franklin stamp Julie used, and the ones with stars you used for several of your outgoing letters

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    1. Canadian stamps are quite nice! My only complaint about them is that they don't make new international and US ones often enough so we're left with using the same stamps for a few months. :)

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  3. Aw, those outgoing and incoming both mail are so beautiful...

    Talking about mail frustrating, sometimes Russian Post can not count postage correctly and they return envelopes to me :) I have to send it twice :)

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    1. AW. That is indeed frustrating! Mail is expensive enough without having to send it twice!

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  4. Dog mail, seriously this will make my mail day, you know how I love me some dogs. ;)

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    1. I DO know! I think a little birdie told me.... ;)

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  5. I thought the 98% excited 2% scared was because you found an envelope from me in your mailbox and you got all excited and thought I had written you back really quickly this time... but then you realized how slim the envelope was and feared that it contained a 1 1/2 page letter! :P

    I WILL be writing you back starting tomorrow. I'll try to spend 18 hours a day writing until I'm done, but that might not fly with Louis-Justin. You know, he may want to eat once in a while... Damn kids and all their needs! You shouldn't have any! ... says the girl who can't stop talking about "MORE BABIES, MORE BABIES"! (explanations in my letter)

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    1. I have keen letter intuition, you can't fool me! I know which envelopes contain big long letters and which ones don't!! I could tell you about the time that I got confused with the flyer and almost wrote back to Walmart, but that's a story for another day.

      MORE BABIES! WHA?!

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  6. Triple Ms! MUSHROOMS FOR MARY. (not drugs.)
    PS - EVERY time I put my address label on the back it gets returned to me. I've found out it's because the machine automatically will read typed text versus handwriting, so even if it's upside down it will do that. It does it when I put return address stickers on postcards too. ARGH.
    Still not on shrooms.

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    1. Sure, sure, you're "still not on shrooms." *Laura nods sagely* :)

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  8. YES! It arrived! Phew, that's a relief. Is the tea intact, have you tried it yet?

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    1. Did I try it?! Does an elephant leave his dinner untouched when he's dying of hunger?! (the answer there is noooooo! :)) It is wonderful goodness and warmth and I thank you, Sukie, my favourite tea supplier.

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    2. My birthday present arrived today!!! Ahhh!! Thank you so much! The tea is so lovely, and the paper too! And the card! Ahhhh!!!!

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    3. You're so very welcome! I should have provided instructions that you were not to open the present until your actual birthday though you...you...early-birthday-present-opener you. [yup, that's about as harsh as I get before I've had my first cuppa] :)

      Happy Birthday Sukie!

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  9. Eheeheheh (wet salmon laugh, there) I got A MENTION. I sort of felt like I was PAYING to get something in my letterbox from you because I jumped on it so fast but that was a weird thought so I'm not thinking that. I'm running out of envelopes so yours will come in VERY HANDY. (The I HEART GUTS STATIONERY is too good as well!)

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    1. It seriously says things like "Be a liver, not a fighter." It's all kinds of awesome.

      WET SALMON LAUGH!! You're possessed with the spirit of TH! IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!

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  10. How frustrating regarding the to/from thing! Not had that happened yet so fingers crossed it doesn't happen now I have said that lol! Love your outgoing, I sent out 5 today and my envelopes are so boring compared to yours!Must do better.

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    1. Sadly, it appears to happen to all snail mailers at least once. But I'm hoping for your sake, it's just the one time. :)

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  11. It's okay to call me freakishly holiday-ish(ly). I'm aware that I make people uncomfortable with the level of my holiday spirit. In a way, this makes me see just how far I can push it.

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    1. Is this an appropriate time to reference a Salt 'n' Pepa song? IT IS?! Okay then:

      Ah, push it - push it good
      Ah, push it - push it real good

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  12. Woah! Such awesomeamazing (new word) mail! I feel like I haven't received anything in such a long time. That is no doubt terribly untrue, but I did only receive a water bill with today's post, and waterbills are certainly not awesomeamazing. Nosiree.
    ~S. xo

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    1. Awesomeamazing! I like making up words when it comes to mail, and I think that awesomeamazing is a, well, awesomeamazing word!

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  13. I am not a fan of Canada Post, I've just been burned too many times with my packages and letters being taken out and God knows what happened to them...

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    1. Agreed! Missing mail is the absolute worst. Where do you go mail?!

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  14. Awe! I see one for me! :D Can't wait to get it!!!

    Seriously? They returned your letters because they got confused with "to"/"from"??? Geez!!! Well, I guess they're right at the USPS post office I usually go to! Every time I write the recipient's info a little too much in the middle, they tell me not to do it because the mailmen, according to them, "are not the brightest people in the world". What they don't know is that they themselves (the employees working at the post office) aren't the smartest people either :O, haha, but let's just leave it like that. I've been begged to stick to the rules and write the recipient's info all the way to the bottom right because if I don't, their scanner has trouble reading the address ... I was asked not to write things with my label maker for the same reason ... Eeeh ... For the most part, I can't complain about the American mailing system, though, because compared to Argentina's, it's light-years ahead.

    Wow, Suki's postcards is just amazing!

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