Monday, July 02, 2007

Return to Sender

Dear Mrs Field,
Your blog looks great! I can't wait to read more about your newly-wedded life! I hope you include some of your great cookie recipes!
Your Sister,

Dear Microsoft Works Spreadsheet,
I never really liked you. Sorry, I guess I just didn't take the time to get to know you. You always seemed to be speaking Russian when I would send you emails of Xcel files - that was a little frustating for me. But I spent the afternoon putting food prices and serving sizes into your nicely resized squares, and I found that you are a math wiz! Wow! You are so smart! Thanks for multiplying 9 pounds of hamburger by the $1.29 per pound price. That was so quick! I loved the way you totaled up our week's menu, too. It was a suprise to see that we are under our camp budget! I think I might spend more time hanging out with you!

Dear Commisary,
Please remind me not to shop the Monday after Pay Day. Though I love your low prices, so does everyone else! It was odd to see so many empty shelves. Where, oh where are you hiding the Lil' Smokies? I don't need to eat them, I just need the price.
Your Friend,
P.S. How much am I supposed to tip that bagger guy? I'm still a little confused about that.

Dear Blogger,
You are on time out. You can not come out until after lunch. And I mean it. I don't want to hear any of your: "It's not my fault" or "But Why?"s If you keep that up, you'll be in time out all week, mister.
I'm serious!

Dear Netflix,
We are eagerly awaiting our first movie. Are you sending it? Will it get here today? All my friends say you are the best. I'll let you know how I feel after we get to know each other a little better.
Yours Hopefully,
PS Please don't send anything too scary. I'm afraid of the dark.

Dear Running Shoes,
We've been good buddies this last year. Thanks for all the long runs along Rapid Creek, and sticking with me on that big hill by the dentist office. I don't miss that hill. Do you? It was nice to see your familiar face in our new home here in Hawaii. Running on post with you has been interesting. I've enjoyed seeing all those soldiers running and singing, haven't you? It's motivating, don't you think? I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but I think our time running together is nearly over. Don't worry, I'll keep you around for other adventures, like camping and gardening, but it's time for me to move on.
See you around!


Anna said...

I love when you write letters on your blog. Hilarious, and witty. I just checked out Erins blog. So great. Does it feel grea to know that you wore out a pair of running shoes? you are so motivated

Terina said...

totally hear you about the commisary. i don't think i've ever shopped at a store that had so many people in it at one time. and it is so irritating when they are out of stuff. but yes, the prices rock. we shopped at the commisary for camp too. we were not able to stay under budget, but we did the best we could. we didn't have that much to start out with anyway. good luck with camp! can't wait to hear your stories of the drama and of the good times...

Terina said...

and i never know how much to tip. if its over $100, i give them $3. if its under they only get $2. yeah, i'm cheap, but we're still enlisteds, not officers yet. maybe when we're finally off of WIC i will start giving them more.

Carrot Jello said...

DAng! I was like, "Mrs. Fields has a blog?? Can we get cookie recipes??" Shoot. I mean, nice blog.

Annie said...

Netflix hasn't let me down yet. I hope you get the same great service on the island.

No Cool Story said...

I was also all: "YAY! cookies!". Ok, it's still good that that Mrs. Fields also has a blog :)

MS Works Spreadsheet, glad you gave it a chance, if you believe in it, it'll believe in you.

Tori :) said...

Dear Tori :),
When are you coming to visit me here in Hawaii? We could go surf together and buy bobbing head turtles.
Please come soon.

Mary said...

Did Erin announce her new blog, or is she being sneaky? I'll have to go check her out!

Fun letters! Here's another:

Dear Mary,
Stop being so lazy and just clean your bathrooms for heavens sakes. Speaking of lazy, when did you last run in your running shoes?
Your fit and neat sister,

Amber said...

I saw Mrs. Fields leave a comment on another site and was intrigued. But now knowing you're related? I want kickbacks. :-)

Toni said...

Your sister looks beautiful!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I loved the one to Blogger. That thing whines incessantly at my house too. :)

Suzanne said...

How fun that Erin has decided to create a blog too. Do all your sisters blog now?

LOL at "PS Please don't send anything too scary. I'm afraid of the dark!" Yep, me too after scary movies!

I get attached to my shoes so I also keep them for "dirtier" activities when they're not nice enough to exercise in or wear around town. :)

Amanda said...

I'm with anna, I love your posts when you write letters. You are so clever and funny!

Your sister's blog looks very cute. Mrs. Fields! Any relation to THE Mrs. Fields?

I finally got rid of a pair of running shoes that I have had for over 10 years now. It was time!!

Elizabeth-W said...

Your letters are always so fun :)

No Cool Story said...

Hey you:
Happy Birthday!!
Have a super happy day Wendy. With lots of love,

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Wendy!!! Have a great day!

Suzanne said...
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Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy? Are you out surfing today? I dedicated a picture to you on my blog today! :D

Tori :) said...

Happy happy birthday Wendy dear... :)