In week 2, I was already struggling to be creative with my letters. As I sat here at my desk trying to think, my eyes landed upon the "Fact or Crap" calendar my parents bought for me as a gift and I thought, who else besides me gets off on trivial trivia? STACY TESCH! So, her letter contained nothing but "fact or crap" questions. Then my mind drifted towards her daughter Avery, because we have sent each other stuff in the mail before. So I figured I'd hit her with some Disney trivia, so we'll see how they both do with their answers!
While I was on a trivia kick, a couple other friends also got trivia questions. My friend JuJu received Hello Kitty trivia with a little bit of Hitler/Helen Keller trivia on the back. I know those two things do NOT go well together, but she will understand once she receives the letter. My other friend Rae received Anchorman Trivia, because the sequel is coming out at the end of the year, and we both have lady wood for Ron Burgundy. I'm sure you can respect that.
After writing those letters, I sat back in my chair feeling content. Then I smelled something weird, and my mind immediately drifted to my friend Jes. For those of you who don't know, she is an oddity. She smells like sweaty socks and raw onions, and perspires worse than any person I know. She can drink like an anonymous alcoholic who fell off the wagon and she has sex like a porn star (not with me, thankfully), but I love her anyway. But in my letter, I could only think of 5 reasons for our friendship. One of which, I believe, has to do with being an accomplice in murder/hiding a corpse. Yea, bitch has got my back. Plus she's been in jail before, so that's helpful if we ever end up there together. Which actually might just happen when she visits here in March. On St. Patty's day, no less. And I'm Irish. And I drink. And I'm inappropriate. And I make stupid decisions. Yup. We will end up in jail. Better start saving our bail money now.
Classy broad, I know. I think Betty Boop is ashamed to be standing next to this twat, holding a beer in a brown bag like a drunken hobo.
After those letters were written, I then got sentimental, and sent a letter to ZZ (my nickname for Kenzie Rae) and her father. ZZ's letter was a testament to her amazing parents and Adam's letter was about me. Selfish? Nah...I just want him to know me a little bit better because he's an important part of my life, through my best friend Rachel and I feel like I don't know much about him. What better way to get to know someone than to talk about yourself, right?
Last but not least, my sister Kate received a letter containing 7 inspirational ways to live life. I found it online and as I read through them I thought, hey, those are things I need to keep with me and try to live by. My favorite rules are to make peace with your past so it won't screw up your present, no one is in charge of your happiness except you, and my ultimate favorite: what others think of you is none of your business. It's harsh, but true.
I was inspired by these simple rules and also wanted to share them with Emily's sister Kim. Kim is an amazing person who has made mistakes in her life, like we all have, but she works hard to correct them and every day, she is a fantastic mother to her 4-year old son Nolan. I wanted to let her know how much I appreciate how our relationship has changed over the years, and wanted to share these inspirational rules with her, hoping at least one of them would ring true. In fact, I read the rules here. I think they are great and everyone should try to at least keep one or two of them in mind on a daily basis.
With that said, it's already Tuesday and I haven't written any letters this week, so I have to get working on that. 17 down, 348 to go. NBD.
Here's to getting one of these in the mail from yours truly!!! Cheers!