Well, I’m now safe and sound at home after a whirlwind trip to Chicago for an event with Sears. Lots to come on that as it proved to be a humor blog bonanza. Very much in a good way. Quite honestly, I have a week’s worth of posts that will practically write themselves. I’m too drained and tired to start tonight, but get ready.
The event was great. Wonderful hosts, wonderful people, wonderful bloggers, and wonderful accommodations. Not to mention the packages of Chips Ahoy and sleeves of Oreos that I snarfed for breakfast. Yee-haw!
Before leaving for Chicago I mentioned that I’d be happy to send a postcard to any reader who wanted one. All they had to do was email me their address before noon Friday. I had NO idea how many of you were out there lurking in the shadows. Based on historical comment counts, I expected I’d have to send 12-15 postcards. But you all shocked me.
The final tally?
97 postcard requests.
The only place within walking distance that I could find postcards was Walgreen’s. And I think they knew it because they charged me $.99 a pop. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve purchased postcards but I figured they’d at least be like 2 or 3 for a buck. Nope. In the end, I purchased 100 in case there were latecomers, which there were (shout out to “The Great Chi Chi”, whose request came in an hour ago).
Even though it cost over $100 just for the postcards (and I don’t even want to think about postage right now), I loved it. You’ll all find the postcards to be borderline illegible but understand that the first few were gorgeously written. Over time, especially after writing and addressing 50, 60, 90 different postcards, the hands and fingers get a little testy. The last few are going to need interpreters.
Destinations include Ireland, England, Germany, Spain, Belgium, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and more than 20 states in the USA. I even had a request come in from someone in Chicago. And yes, he’s getting one, too.
First, to everyone, thank you. It was invigorating to see all of the different addresses and read all of your notes. Even the one that asked to be reassured that I wasn’t a serial killer (I hope I eased your fears…the question about your sleeping habits was in jest…or was it?).
Second, know that ALL of the postcards are written and will be on their way soon. I couldn’t mail them from Chicago due to time constraints so they’ll be postmarked right here in my hometown. They’ll leave Tuesday since Monday is a national holiday here in the US.
Third, all I want in return is your participation in my upcoming “Take Me With You!” initiative. It’ll require nothing more than a photo and an email. Details to come. Of course, if you’d also like to send me a postcard, I’d love it! Except the Chicago dude. I think I’ve seen enough photos of Chicago to last me a while.
Tomorrow, those who avoid my blog like the plague on weekends will miss out on “My 50 Shades of Gray Experience”. But come Monday, I have a ton of things to share, and at the very least, they’re gonna make ya smile.
With that, good night! I’m off to ice my wrist.