Friday, February 10, 2006

a tiny little division of defran

got a valentine from my mom today. hey, everyone, i really like valentines - them, and the day. my mom is the kind of person that goes to buy a card and won't purchase it unless every word is true, which i think is adorable. because of this, her valentine cards always hit home; they're not the sort of cards that say "hope you're well!", but the kind that are funny, intimate, touching, or heartbreaking.

i love mail. i also love cards, and like writing 'em when i remember to. as a side note, i hate blue mountain cards. any of you out there that know what those are should hate them too, because they're awful. usually, they're a picture in watercolor of two seagulls and a mountain, clipping along with shitty script superimposed over them. a friend from college and i have a bit where we used to write fake blue mountains for fun, after seeing a few of the ultimate worsts. one i remember was "sisters are like friends. friends like coffee. you like coffee. you're a sister". this was hardly an exaggeration.

it's this cyclical nonsense that keeps maxine from hallmark out of work.


Anonymous trace said...

also a lover of valentines day...i am always amazed at how many peeps HATE v-day... yeah it's hallmarky and stuff, but why not... why not have another special day in the year when you tell folks you love them... i mean is that really a problem ?
also it's my birthday, so eat it

11:33 AM  
Blogger christine said...

I like the card with real pictures and funny things about what they might be saying or thinking that would go with the pictures. For example "Maude always loved Jeff for his socks" and on the front are just a guy with hairy legs.
I like to make them with my own pictures, though.

Tara, you and I used to have a thing about cards for the wrong occasion....instead of "happy valentines day" was "congrats on your christening."

1:00 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

yeah, it is your bday... way to go, tracers. i stand with you on it being a day of love in general... that's a good thing, not bad.

chrissy, oh believe me, i rememb. i still have several of those cards and one with a turtle on it from amy that says "i'm glad you're my grandpa". worth it.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Meg said...

Hey Lindberg, where's my teesh?

That would be the best valentine's day present/creepy package from a stranger EVER.

4:16 PM  

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