Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The summer of mail

I have been utilizing the postal service a great deal this summer. But I mean, between my Etsy shop, Ebay, and my Blogger Family, I was bound to do so anyway. Not that I mind really, because I feel like the postal system is already being cut back a lot, which makes me sad, so I feel like every package/letter that I send/receive is helping give purpose to our postal system.  EMAILS BE DAMNED, they are not as wonderful as receiving a handwritten letter in the mail.

Anyway, today I received my Blogger Family shirt, and although I couldn't go to the meet-up in Seattle it still feels nice to be included :)

YAY! New shirt!
Next year's meet-up is going to be in Austin (aka the heart of Texas), and I'll be damned if I don't go.  I'm already planning in my head all of the logistics and whatnot for it, like:

  • hopefully by then I'll be working in the Air Force full time so I'll be able to take at least a week worth of leave
  • if I'm lucky and I get the job assignment I want in admin, then I'll most likely be stationed in San Antonio, which is adjacent to Austin
  • I'll need to put my leave notice in at least 3 months prior (if that's even possible) so that I'll be guaranteed that time off
  • by then I'll have a car, so I can help transport the Blogger Family around the city :)
  • I'm going to save oodles of money for the trip
And the list goes on.

Today has been a good day.  Aside from receiving my shirt in the mail, my friend Harrison sent me this essay he wrote about how awesome I am.  A while back I joked that he needed to write an essay about my awesomeness, and I was pleasantly surprised when he actually did!  I seriously had a good laugh for about 10 minutes until my dad walked into my room to give me more work to do for his website.  It's all good though, because I'm nearly finished with everything.

Bribing myself with gummy bears and green tea is working well.


  1. Well you have a poster of Doctor Who so you are one of the most awesome people I know. Though that was still a pretty kickass thing to do. I love the shirt and it's a shame you couldn't go but hopefully you can go next year :)

  2. My friend once commented on something "Here is your ship and crew. Now go be a pirate" and we came to the conclusion that it would be a good closing line to a story. Now that's my current writing project.

  3. My friend in Mumbai and I vowed to exchange postal letters ONLY, no emails, when she left to India. We didn't survive-we couldn't! It took like a whole month for letters to arrive, so it meant that for two months I'd be agonising over what happened to her crush. We went back to mainstream old email:(

  4. I must check the mailbox for mine! :D