Monday, August 18, 2008
finally sent off the little giveaway packages this morning. wow, was i poky getting those out the door. sorry about that. i got really distracted with the olympics this week. after this, the tv will be mostly off for the next four years. i'm not a tv watcher, with the exception of foreign films and march madness. and i do admit to turning it on for my children. you know... just for a few moments of peace. and ok, one more confession. there's one kiddie show i totally love. i'd like to have this little guy as a pet. i love everything about this show - the groovy graphics, psychedelic music, his cheesy smile, his general oddness. he does a great job of reminding kids that it's ok to be a little different , helping them out of the dumps, and teaching them personal responsibility without totally nauseating the viewer in the process.
anyway, it was great fun to watch the little packages disappear into the hands of the USPS, wondering what journeys they'll take on the way to their destinations of florida, new hampshire, north carolina, texas, the UK, and sweden.
so today i've been noodling on the joy of sending and receiving handwritten letters. this weekend i got two surprises in the mail: a postcard from germany, from my friend andrea, who just surfaced in berlin. she was/still is my road trip pal; we took off to so many places from graduate school in AZ that i am surprised we emerged with degrees. we've managed to travel together at least once a year for the past ten years; last year we went to san antonio/corpus christi, and later to minneapolis. this year, she's celebrating an extra special birthday so we are working on travels to an extra special place.
the other mail surprise was from my friend dj who has been sending me gorgeous mail art for fifteen years. i always know when he's sent a letter because a big poof of patchouli bursts out of the mailbox. and i know the economist doesn't smell like that, so i figure it must be something from dj.
do you enjoy mail art? handwritten letters?
Posted by aimee