Snail Mail? They Ain't Lying.

I received my wonderful prize for the BBF photo contest in the mail yesterday.  The snail mail.  It took ten days – 10 DAYS! – to mail this small envelope a few miles.  Check the postmark date if you don’t believe me.

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The zip code is Lyndon.  I PRACTICALLY LIVE IN LYNDON!  I just don’t get it. I know holiday cards are being mailed but I got Mel’s holiday card in 3 days – and she lives 15 miles from me.  I’m discombobulated.

The good part is that the prize money is finally here.  Along with a lovely handwritten note.  Thank you Bluegrass Balloon Festival.  I’m happy to support your balloon glow and take pictures.  It makes me happy.  And it gives me practice.

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So now I just have to venture outside of my house and fight holiday traffic to get to Meijer and spend this $100 like it’s my day job.  And since I haven’t been to the grocery in about…ah… three weeks, this should be easy to do.

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My goal is not to have to go grocery shopping again until 2010.  And to figure out a way to Houdini it all in my refrigerator and my sorry excuse for a pantry.  I don’t have a pantry – I have cupboards.  And it’s inconvenient.  But where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Oh, and I’d like to send a warm welcome to new Head Coach Charlie Strong.  I’m so excited to have He-Man as the Louisville Cardinals new football coach.  This man has shoulders on his shoulders.

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December 11, 2009 - 3:17 pm

Dawn - You should ask PodMate about some of her lovely Chicago snail mail experiences. This sort of thing happened all the time there.

Also: Meijer! I love Meijer. I miss Meijer.

December 12, 2009 - 2:00 am

Chasiti Moore - This is awesome. Congrats on winning the contest. I bet you were jumping for joy. A hundred bucks for groceries is like Heaven. lol. I HATE SNAIL MAIL! With me living across seas, it can be pretty frustrating. I can have two people from my hometown mail me something the same day and one will get here a week before the other.

December 15, 2009 - 9:39 am

J Smith - I do not even have enough cabinets for food. I had to buy a rolling bakers cart and it is not nearly large enough for even a cereal box. Let me come to your house Brookie. I will organize all your cabinets. One day I would like to organize people’s cabinets for a living. You could even take pictures of your things once an OCD person colorizes them and sorts them by task zone.

December 15, 2009 - 10:15 am

shutterboo - Jacqueline – Once I get a pantry, I’ll take you up on that offer! The hubs actually organized the cupboards after our massive grocery trip. I don’t think I’ve had a grocery cart that full since… since… shit, I got nothing.

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