Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Seriously, Girl?


Seriously. I remembered to share the cool Pilot Parallel Pen instructions mentioned a few posts ago. I even scanned some of the pages. 


Here's a not-so-cool shot of page one. I like this pen's versatility.



How can you not learn with step-by-step instructions? I mean, seriously.

This pen is as exciting as the first "Transformers" movie. So you know there's a "movie" link right here since I mentioned the word "movie," right? Parallel Passion. There's so much to learn in a lifetime! I think I will have done well if I ever learn how to "be good," "behave," and "act like a lady." Learning the things that more than interest me will be one of the icings on my cake. "Icings? Seriously?" you ask? I say to you, "Seriously, and yes, 'icings,' since mine is a many-layered cake." Each layer is a circle, naturally. And eating it slice-by-slice takes long, long, long awhile.

Speaking of cake, and links, please-please-please look here, and avoid licking your screen: Yeh's Cake. I missed sharing my Independence Day gift to you, but if I could've, I'd have asked Molly Yeh to bake y'all this cake. We'd have sat on the back porch, listened to "The Circle of Life," and watched fireworks lighting up the sky above the rooftops. Who knows? It might happen some day, so I want you to learn the lyrics ahead so you'll be ready. Here they are:

From the day we arrive on this planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It's the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

It's the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

("The Lion King," music and lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice)


Can there ever be enough desk space in this arc of my circle? Seriously? Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe yes and no.


Can we ever aspire to learn too much? Never.


Can one buy too many cards? Seriously, girl? "Seriously." Never! Like I had to ask. But I sure wanted to be the first one to do this! Not this same thing. But you know what I mean, right? Still and all, I'm glad someone beat me to it. I don't know what the message inside says, nor does it matter. This little card represents my life and the people who help shape it on a daily basis. It's the world, honey! It represents my world.


Can we ever say "hi" too many times? Never. However, there should be fewer goodbyes and more "see you laters." Seriously, girl? "Ahem, for real." Wait! I've been making mail art! Get it? By golly-gee-wiz, and didn't even know it! I think I might have gotten it after all! I'm on the cusp anyway. (very hard grin)


I wrote another letter last night. They're beginning to feel like prescriptions:  "Write one a day, and you won't have to call me in the morning," said the doctor. They're piling up like Carter's liver pills.


Here's another one in the making. See? I've written my address. 


The letterpress envelopes are a dream come true. I savor each stroke of my little pen when I write on these. I pore over each image that makes up the border . . . The photo is mine. (A shameless plug.) All those jasmine petals blew my mind, so I couldn't toss them, now could I. I picked up the dove feather from the backyard, and you probably have the same washi tape. The insides are a wonder to write on. Apple card-creating services make me look good! Seriously, girl? "Is a pig pork?"


. . . to be continued under a different title, "Writing a Letter Is Seriously Good For You."




#4.  If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back to make sure it's still there.


















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