Seeing as we've got confessions and problems and issues springing up in threads all over the shop, I thought it might be interesting to have an open letter thread. Cathartic, perhaps. From your mother ruining your wedding, to your boyfriend who can't stop peeing on the toilet seat, or even that guy on the bus who kept making that annoying noise with his mouth, get it out here.
I'll get the ball rolling.
To my dear darling boyfriend,
Just because you are technically 'clean' when you come out the shower, it doesn't mean that I am okay with using the same towel you've been rubbing all over yourself for a month. I know you have others. I bought you two myself. Drag them out from the murky depths of the laundry basket, wash them and allow me the temporary use of a clean one.
I've had a lot of fun with you over the past week. I'm so happy you spent the whole day with me last Thursday.
I know you have invited yourself to hang out with me since then and we have let down our personal walls a little since our time together Thursday. I just don't know if you're interested in me in any other way besides friendship?
A lot of things we say and do personally and together seem to match up. I feel a calm and collected empowered happiness around you. Being around you just feels good. I don't know where we will go from here but I hope we continue into greatness. I want more greatness in my life...especially from someone I want to ask out. I feel as if we'd be good together and good for each other.
Go mad with discretion. Proceed with caution.
Having said that, best of luck.
So to hear you tell it (and you do, to anyone who'll listen)--you've been everywhere, done everything, studied every subject and therefore know everything there is to to know about anything that comes up.
And yet you are still desperate for external validation, and anyone who doesn't supply your addiction is a big ol meanie.
Your life must be sad.
I hear you.
Any recommended coping strategies?
Think what you'd like to change that you can, and do that. After all, when the world or people around us change we're expected to roll with it, why not instigate a little change ourselves!
Also, conserve your happy time and place, whether it be a cuppa with a particular book (whom, moi?) or a hot bath, or simply lying in bed dreaming waking dreams. It's vital to take time for you in the face of a life reshuffle. Do things that are reaffirming for you. And if necessary, set your heels and flat-down say no to things that are not vital and disturb your peace. Taking a stand may be uncomfortable but sometimes it's absolutely necessary to remain who we are. Remember that by your very existence you have a right to be here.
Dear Magic Thread,
Please inspire me to find the backing fabric Pat sent me a couple of years ago. I know it's here, I know I haven't used it and I don't want to spend more money on backing. It's bad enough I will need fabric to finish this ugly top. I've looked everywhere it should be, where I thought it was--only it isn't. I know I need 6 yards of fabric, please don't make it 10.
Why don't you call me? Is it because you are snug and cozy in the sneaky spot where I hid you from my children? Are you having a really fun time with M's iTouch that I hid at the same time? Are you angry that I forgot where I hid you? Trust me, I've been looking EVERYWHERE.
Mr. AT&T is sending me bills that make me sad since I don't have you here to share them.
I am desperate to find you and even considering getting hypnotized to help me remember where you could be. STOP HIDING!
Look in the one place where it/they couldn't possibly be, where you absolutely know they are not. Betcha anything you like they'll be there. Particularly if you are positive you've already looked there.
Ask me how I know this. (I found the fabric in just that place, this morning.)
Loved Coriolanus! Features Jon Snow (great news reader).
Couldn't find the appropriate thread for this comment, though.
Glad you liked it! Nothing better than sharing a film with your friends.
Any film-related stuff you can put in "What DVD are you watching today?" Doesn't matter if you saw it in the cinema...we won't tell on ya!
YG, Shakespeare groupie extraordinaire
I have gotten your emails and responded but my responses keep bouncing back with mailer daemon designations. I have no clue why.
Hope you are well,
OK, I will send you a message, try punching "Reply."
Glad to know it wasn't something I said...;)
Dear Storm, check your Vegweb PMs and your regular email, please ma'am. I hope we can get the mystery cleared up.
Dear yg, I dropped by to say hi. "Hi." hh
Hi HH. I miss talking to you.
I don't have Facebook but I do have email. Feel free to use it.
Wanted to let you know I was thinking about you dearest <3
Love, teh fuf
I would very much like to keep you. I'm sad that you are a temporary gig that will be over in three months. As much as I like you, you make me nervous that I won't be able to afford to eat or keep my home when you're gone. Why can't we stay together long term?
I haven't been on VW lately but I came in yesterday to find messages from JKL and now your rememberance. I'm glad you think of me. I miss the old gang.