Thursday, May 29, 2008

Don't Be a Hater

Normally, I don't get that excited about checking the mail. Like most people, getting the mail usually means standing over the recycle bin for what seems like hours only to find one worthwhile pizza coupon in the whole mess.

So I send my daughter across the street to get the mail. She loves it.

She looks both ways at least 3 times (we live on a cul-de-sac, just imagine all the traffic) and then runs as quickly as she can to our neighborhood mailbox.

She doesn't even need a key because our lock has been broken since we moved into this house and we haven't bothered to get a new key or lock made. Nevermind the fact that the previous homeowners broke the lock on purpose because their kids kept losing the key (ever heard of getting the mail yourself, buddy?). Oh wait, I'm not one to talk . . .

Anyway, yesterday Katie proclaimed in her loud, wide-mouthed frog voice that we "GOT REAL MAIL TODAY MOM!"

Interested in what she meant by "real mail" I darted to the end of the driveway to greet her.

And yes, there in her arms (along with a pound of recycling) was a package - bubble wrap and everything!


And even better, it's signed by Jen Lancaster herself! I know, how ridiculous is that? Thanks Mamikaze!

I have only newly found Jennsylvania and become aware of all that is Jen. I feel like I've been living under a rock, as this is her 3rd memoir. She is incredibly funny, real, original and did I mention funny?

I brought the book to baseball practice and read parts of it to another mom.

I'm going to bed with the book as soon as I post this.

It's like the movie Misery - wait, that sounds bad. I don't want to kidnap Jen Lancaster and torture her. Although, I'd love it if she'd share her macaroni and cheese recipe with me. And I could totally help her and Fletch put good use to all those wine glasses they have. And I'd be more than happy to watch her cats and dogs while she's in Vegas . . .

Have I said too much?

9 comments:

kirida said...

I love your "Misery" analogy. I feel that way about some awesome people I meet. Not the kidnapping, but the recipe sharing, and less psychotic get-togethers.

Valarie said...

Ok, I'm going to go check her out! I may need to go get that book too. :o)

Wendy said...

wow, you make that sounds great. I'll have to read it. thanks for the tip!

The Mom said...

OOh i'm intrigued!

Jen @ Daily Mish Mash said...

I laughed out loud at the pizza coupon remark because it is SO TRUE! I love "real mail"!!

I'm going to check out Jen's site!

Sandy C. said...

I SO get the Misery analogy. Yes, minus the kidnapping and torture too :) I must check her out.

Kristin said...

Oh, lucky you! I love Jen too!!

mamikaze said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the book. Jen is hilarious. In a "I'm so glad there are other woman who do strange things like check the toilet for alligators" type of humor.

carrie said...

You know, there was a movie in the 80's (ALLIGATOR) I believe, about a pet gator that got flushed down the toilet in NYC and ended up being a monster . . . that must be where that fear comes from.

And I totally blame that awful spider tv movie for my fear of spiders.