While tidying up my countless mail photos in iPhoto, I couldn't help but wonder how many pieces of mail I've sent since OWM's inception. The idea of a guesstimation total was overwhelming, not counting mail that's been archived, not photographed or stored digitally. So I chose to tally August's mail. The correct count is well over 65. Including the Christmas in July mail campaign isn't fair, so I'll stand up with 65+.
Five easy pieces went out yesterday, and you could have knocked me over with a piece of lint. My box was empty! Shocked, I forgot to mail a package. Truth is, I didn't want to stand in a line five deep and have to stand behind a woman who reeked of perfume. I forgot about it today. There's tomorrow.
I wonder how many stamps I've used to date.
I wonder how many stamps I've received? Thanks, Jean! Orange is the perfect color for September. That cancelation wave seems designed to be part of your envelope. The perfect placement.
I've finally forgiven Moleskin for their less than stellar pages. The paper isn't what it used to be; neither is the price--another less-for-more that seems to be the slogan for the times. The paper makes Copic colors look like watercolor now. It's time to replenish my white Gel Pen stock. They're one product that gives a bang for a buck every single time. They last, they don't clog . . . They're affected by humidity but what isn't?
I don't think nonprofits should have special stamps. And they should pay what we, the people pay. Stamps aren't expensive. Yes, it feels like I'm beating a dead horse again. Perhaps they would spam us less if they paid more. That sure makes me regret contributing to charities--they beg the heck out of you, pass your name along to other beggars, while they could use some of the money I give them, for postage. I'd give more if they did.
I don't think I'll stop feeling this way about it any time soon.
I might keep a tally of the times I look at a mail photo and wish I'd blown away all signs of eraser dust from my keyboard and desk. Another clever tally would be all about the number of times I use black envelopes. Probably not. You never know though.
Another tally. How many __________ books have I ordered from Amazon, only to be ______ __________ upon examination? Starting September's mail tally would be more productive, don't you think? So, here's my call to attention! Ho-o-o! Tally ho!
tally |ˈtalē| noun (pl. tallies)1 a current score or amount: that takes his tally to 10 goals in 10 games.• a record of a score or amount: I kept a running tally of David's debt on a note above my desk.• a particular number taken as a group or unit to facilitate counting.• a mark registering a number or amount.• (also tally stick) historical a piece of wood scored across with notches for the items of an account and then split into halves, each party keeping one.• an account kept on a tally stick.hointerjection1.