To those who got injured we are all rooting for you in a speedy recovery. A great friend and fellow competitor, Christy Dysher, broke her hand in day one, which proves this race is no joke.
Slick Willy's Banana Wax proved it's self today for sure, at times my brain could not keep up with the board. Yahoo! I can't wait for the next Rahlves event.
i'm sure that you've seen shabby apple's pretty little dresses all over blog land. just the other day i was browsing their website for something to wear out on our anniversary in a few weeks. so when they contacted me about offering a giveaway here on my blog, i was happy to say, yes!
i've chosen the classic francine skirt for one of you to win! it's the perfect black pencil skirt. and that bow! i love. would you add a cardigan? some fancy shoes? something sparkly? i'm going to add my hot date, nine years of marriage and a cheers!
if you'd like to win this skirt for yourself, simply visit shabby apple's facebook page here and then leave a comment on this post telling me you've liked them. entries are open until friday at 8 am PST, to US residents only. i'll choose a winner and announce it here on this post. good luck!
and if you're like me and can't wait until friday - use the code runlucasrun10off at checkout to get 10% off right now. i've got my eye on this sweet necklace.
This is my outgoing mail for today. Finally am sending out postcards that needed to go out a week ago but I just didn't send. And 4 postcrossing cards to go out. My favorite is the one of the donkey standing on a bucket in front of children. The person asked if I'd answer the question "If you could change one decision in your life, what would it be and why?" My answer? "I'd change the decision to allow a donkey to teach a class of 10 children. It caused so much drama." Hahah. I hope he enjoys it. I did include a more serious answer, but I thought it was funny.
After all of these letters go out, I will have only 3 items to respond to. 3! My return mail pile hasnt been this low since the first week of starting this blog. Trust me when I say, it's been a very very busy weekend! And a first for me - one of the postcrossing cards is going to China. I hope it makes it there!
I read a book called "Letters from an Alien" by Mary Carmen. I'm not usually a fast reader, but this book seemed to only take about 3 hours for me to read. The book was presented in a way that intrigued me, as I haven't seen it in a fiction book before. The entire book was written through a series of letters between a few characters. That got me thinking, though. What if I had a pen-pal... whose letters I exchanged with... were telling a story? What if it became a way of writing a piece of fiction between two people, using the postal service?
Here's how I think it would work. Each person would write two copies of their letter, one to keep and one to send. As each letter is received, it is added to the collection in order. At the end of the story, you each have a copy of the book, and you've both created a piece of fiction that could then be shared with others. I really like this idea. Perhaps I can find someone interested in trying it!
Think of your body being wrapped in a fishnet hose, both internally and externally. It is and it's called fascia.
Big ups to Shannon Yates and Brandon Reid. Both athletes are always fun to watch and both are very deserving of there swords!
Happy to be home! It's dumping here in Tahoe which means Kirkwood powder is in my very near future.
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Received - Letters! And a couple post cards!
Sent - Nothing... yet. Almost caught up to everyone.
From what I can tell is the current theme this week, people are too busy or too fascinated with their mail to take photos of it. I must admit, I am too! That's why I created the Sunday Summary - to showcase a little of everything all at once. Sadly, it's still Saturday.
... correction, it's now 12:02 AM.
I guess I better get to writing!
May all your inks obey!
Pattern from Geometrip.com
Several times a year, BrainWAVE families have the opportunity to meet and relax through fun activities such as trips to sports events, historical sites and other family attractions. These FREE events give all members of the immediate family a welcome break from treatments and doctors' visits. Our next event is March 4 and I can't wait!
For more information on BrainWAVE and Brain Tumour Foundation click the links. If you have been affected by a brain tumour you are NEVER alone and there is ALWAYS hope and Brain Tumour Foundation is a wonderful resource with Education days, Support and Loads of information whether you are a child or an adult, have a brain tumour, or love somebody with one.
The 2012 Spring Sprint is coming up as well on May 27 click here for more info on that. Its a wonderful time for everybody. Namaste.
My only limitation now is physical - I think I over worked my hands over the weekend, and have had residual dull pain ever since. I have started to pace myself even more - injuries are preventable, and I really didn't take care of myself this weekend.
How is your week going? I have to go clothes shopping sometime this week, and that is the one thing I hate most. That's why it's now Wednesday and I've put it off long enough.
A lot of you, if not all of you, will know of the Star Wars universe - Luke Skywalker, Princess Lea, Jabba the Hutt, et. all. Personally, I do not remember ever seeing a Star Wars movie all the way through. I've seen bits and pieces here and there, I just never really was interested in it. Especially not when I could be lost in the words of a book, in a grand universe that I can almost make up as I read along.
The game I picked up was Star Wars : The Old Republic. It's a massive game. But what hooked me from the very start was the story telling. You don't have to be well versed in the Star Wars universe to play it because the writing is so good. The way you interact with the characters in the game is very fluid, and your decisions actually have an effect on the game environment around you. If you choose to follow your orders and kill this guy, then his child hates you forever. Save the guy, lie to your boss, and nobody is the wiser.
I have played many games in my day, but I have never seen such an engaging story in a video game. And I know you're probably thinking "why are you posting this here?". I'm posting this because every single word had to be written by someone. Probably a large team of someones. And as with reading a good book, watching a good movie, or seeing a play, it is the stories that bring it all together.
That's why I love to write letters. I honestly didn't think I would enjoy it that much. Or I was concerned that I would only find one or two interesting people, but I'm finding that the more I write, the more I interact through the pen and paper, the more interesting and fascinating people I am finding. I would even venture to say that some of the friendships that are developing would even go deeper than some of the real life friends that I have had for years.
So, whether you are playing a video game, or watching a movie, or even just sitting down with your favorite stationery and penning a note, remember that it's your story that counts. Doesn't even matter if it's just a recount of your day, or just a list of things you'd like to accomplish in the near future.
Everyone has a story. What's yours?
Derrick, a letter from a penpal in Louisiana, and another letter from Marian. I love the stationery that my penpal in Louisiana seems to come up with - there's always something different :) She was also the first Year of The Dragon stamp that I have seen in person. I am so glad that I ordered some of those - they're really quite stunning.
Today, I also purchased a vintage typewriter from the Letter Writers Alliance. I have been looking for one for a few weeks now, and knew I would be spending a pretty penny on getting one. Surprisingly, there was one that I immediately knew that I had to have, and if I'm honest, I was refreshing the page every couple of minutes to be sure I could get it. I'll have pictures of it up once I've been able to rearrange my room and properly set up my writing desk. Right now I'm using my computer's desk , and somehow I just dont think that's going to be feasible soon with all the neat letter writing gadgets I'm finding.
Limner, but her address is posted on the front page of her blog.) I didn't get the chance to decorate every single envelope I'm sending out, but I think it's a good start. You can also see my brand new TWSBI Diamond 540 in Sapphire. I have been waiting for this pen all week, and was so excited to use it when I got home that I spent the entire evening writing letters. I bought the EF nib, and the ink I used was Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses. I think the ink might be much better suited in a broader nib pen, as the extra fine really just made it an unusual shade of light reddish purple. I don't like the color of the ink in this pen, but oh well. I used it anyway!
I'm not sure if I'll be officially participating in the Letter Writing Month campaign. I seem to be writing at least one letter a day anyway, and some days like today, four or five. I might take the next few days off though, so I can prepare some more blank envelopes in the smaller size. If you get an envelope from me that doesnt include the security printed liner, I made it by hand. I ran out today, and haven't had a chance to make any more.
Book readers! I have a request! I have been really spending a lot of time with the Kindle app on my iPad, but I'm running out of ideas for books. Do you have any suggestions? I purchased the entire Hunger Games trilogy today. I really am open to suggestions of any kind, as I will honestly read anything as long as it catches my interest. I plan on going to my local library on Saturday, and I would love some ideas!
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