Thank you for having a million or so very creative users. When I sit down for five minutes at the computer and scroll through all of the amazing "pins," I am overwhelmed with the myriad projects, tutorials, photos, recipes and quotes. Now I have so many ideas to try, I'm set for pretty much the rest of my life.
And on top of that, now that it's autumn, your users are pinning lots of autumnal type projects, tutorials, photos, recipes and, well, maybe not so much quotes. Naturally, this means pumpkin. In fact, there were so many amazing pumpkin recipes that I had to create a board just to hold the 59-and-counting pumpkin recipes I've pinned.
I really like pumpkin.
And I really like you.
While I'm generally not in love with WalMart as a whole, I don't have a whole lot of choice where I live.
I've been looking for the perfect table for my daughters to do homework on. One that is small enough to fit into my already crowded office, sturdy enough to handle the inevitable craft projects (the ones I found on Pinterest!) that will be done instead of homework, cute enough to appeal to my aesthetics, and cheap enough to fit into my budget.
I found such a table at WalMart last month, but my budget was still recovering from things like car repairs and family vacations. So I waited until yesterday to buy it. Of course, when I got there, the table was out of stock. But, I was able to hop onto your website and have it ordered with your free site-to-store shipping within minutes.
I'm really excited for it to come. I have had wonderful fantasies about this table making my life easier in the insane afternoons.
It probably won't really happen, but at least you have helped my fantasies move that much closer to reality. And you've made my life a little easier, too.
Dear Steve Jobs,
Thanks for inventing the iPhone. Now that I have one, I'm not really quite sure what I would do without it.
I mean, I can play Words With Friends while I am waiting at the doctor's office. I can also check my email, look at Facebook and Pinterest, read my scriptures, and check my blog comments (even though I don't get very many anymore)(probably because I don't have time to comment on anybody else's blog).
I can also order and pay for the homework table I've really been wanting while I'm still standing in the furniture aisle at WalMart looking at the empty space where that table once was.
Also, I can do all of those things while snuggled comfily in my bed. It's been pretty cold lately and it's nice to read and answer my email, watch Netflix and play stupid games from the warmth of my down comforter.
My husband really likes his MacBook, but I haven't really cared one way or another until now.
But I'm kind of in love with my phone.
So, thanks for that.
Dear Mother Nature,
Thanks for raising the outdoor temps a wee bit for the coming week.
It's been pretty cold in my house lately. Like, 57 degrees or so. We've been wearing our wool socks and sweaters, but my husband says we can't turn on the heat until at least October. I've been trying to bake a little more often just so I can use the oven to warm my home, but it's still pretty cold. My fingers are numb as I type this, in fact.
But, it looks like the sun'll come out tomorrow. And so I'm hanging on. And thanking you.
However, no matter what happens, on October 1st, I'll be turning up the heat.
(That doesn't give you permission to snow anytime soon, though.)
With love and admiration,
PS I'm really looking forward to the autumn colors. You do amazing work!
Thanks for writing books (and blogs).
I downloaded Not My Type to my Kindle on Friday and had it read by Saturday afternoon. I really needed the lightheartedness and the smiles.
I've been reading a bunch of heavy and somewhat depressing books lately and I couldn't bring myself to read one more novel like The Glass Castle or Jane Eyre (even though I do like them) until I could let my brain rest a bit.
Your book was just the ticket. I'm sure you already know, but you're a pretty darn talented writer. In general, I just roll my eyes at books that might be classified as "fluffy chick lit," but something about your humor, your realness, and the fact that I really do learn stuff from your books (like how to write thank-you notes) makes it kind of a guilty pleasure for me.
In my humble opinion, you beat the pants off of Stephenie Meyer.
Anxiously awaiting your next book,