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Postcard Project Update - Friday, April 30, 2004
April is over. Don't send any more comics. Send May stuff. Don't know what May stuff is? Read on, or wait til the newsletter comes this weekend.
Mom said she has received several things from Japan recently. pretty cool. and Shelby in Europe keeps demanding that Mom write back (with no return address, of course)... everyone is making this fun!
Apparently Kate, one of our secret shoppers has too much time on her hands. She's filling up Gallery Five quickly. If you send Mom something, and are able to scan it, please do so and email it to me.
Also, I think this will be the first piece of mail that mentions me by name.
hey everyone i finally got my second piece of hate mail yesterday - and i couldn't wait to share. too bad the chickenbutt couldn't even use his real name...
you can see the email over at the You're Ignorant page
Postcard Project Update - Wednesday, April 28, 2004
It's a few days before May, and I'm going to go ahead and tell you next month's item. Blog readers and commenters are what makes this site more fun and interactive. So you all get the bonus. Newsletter-only senders won't know about this 'til next week.
May is Mom's birthday month. Her actual birthday is the 27th, but let's make it a month-long celebration. So here's what I'm thinking... I want to leave the actual item up to you, however I have a few 'stipulations'.
1. It should be useless.
2. It can't mention Mother's Day (that would pretty much narrow her culprits down to me and Kev).
3. Mentioning the 27th is not necessary.
4. Mentioning the wrong age would be great. Older is better. She'll be 51 (real age) this year.
5. Have fun with it, and keep it cheap. Don't go spending money on anything but a stamp.
Send Mom something birthday-related. Send a card for a 3-year old. Send a card that you got last year from a friend. Send a Polaroid of a birthday gift. Send a piece of wrapping paper. Send a party favor. Send an envelope full of confetti with no explanation. Send used candles. Send a card with Monopoly money. Send her an invitation to a birthday party you are having 'for her' - but only if you live real far away. Have fun, be creative.
A small note or attached letter would be great but not necessary. Demanding (but not rude) notes as to why you didn't get a gift from her would be funny. Or a note saying something like: I never got your gift, so here's yours. Remember to keep it clean but speak to her as if you've known her for years. That increases the confusion factor.
My brother and I will both be in town at the end of the month for Mom's birthday. I'm going to encourage her to get all of her 'pieces' of birthday material and set them out, and see what we can celebrate with. I'll also bring the digital camera along and I'll get a bunch of shots. It'll be hilarious - I hope.
Lastly, remember, if you can't get anything, or don't want to, a postcard is always welcome. You can put Happy Birthday on it, or whatever. Plus, it's only 23 cents instead of the overpriced stamp cost of thirty-seven cents.
Postcard Project Update - Monday, April 26, 2004
Gallery Four is now full. I've replaced the main gallery page with links to all the others, for easier navigation. Send me your stuff and I'll start number five.
Update: The family thing was cancelled this weekend. I was so looking forward to hearing about Aunt Cher's response to the allegations. Maybe she'll logon here and leave a comment about the phone conversation that I'm sure Mom had with her...
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