Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I was writing an old-fashioned snail-mail card to my brother tonight when I suddenly remembered how, back when I moved cross country during high school, I printed my new return address on an envelope under the name of a fictional correctional institute. (I used a fake logo and everything.) Then I wrote to some of my friends in crayon, telling them how much I reeeeally liked them and missed them.
Let's just say I found out which friends' parents had a good sense of humor with that stunt. (And some most definitely did not. Ha!)
We made a game of inventing ridiculously long titles for each other on our letters, too. Things like "His Supreme Arbiter of All Trekkie Goodness" or "She Who Wields The Phenomenal Cosmic Power." (My friend Chris and I were HUGE Aladdin fans. We still quote it at each other to this day.)
I was about to say we've kind of lost that opportunity for fun these days, but then I remembered the envelope that arrived yesterday from 13-year-old Epbot reader Brie, covered in cat stickers. (Thanks, Brie!) And this return envelope a reader included when asking for an Epbot button:
In fact, a lot of what arrives in my PO box each month is addressed to "Her Cakey Goddess" or "Crafty Queen of all Steampunkiness" or what-have-you, and those that don't are usually covered in cute/geeky stickers and doodles and funny little sayings. Every one makes me smile. Every one reminds me how much fun mail can still be. And, from now on, every one will remind me how much trouble you can cause with a fake logo and a few crayon-scrawled pages. :D
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