25 July 2011

"Don't go changing to try to please me" --Billy Joel

[Sometimes it's hard to find the right way to connect.]



I've been feeling a little disconnected with this here blog lately.

Which, unfortunately, means I'm feeling a little disconnected from you.

Because, as you know, *leans in and whispers* it's all about you. Yes, there are one or two other readers but you and I both know that it's YOU that's important. So, I thought I'd write you a personal message so you understand how much you mean to me, even if I haven't posted anything for your consumption lately. Yeah, a personal message through the blog. That's always a good idea. What better way to keep a personal connection than with a public but oh-so-specific note, right?

But, just so other people don't feel ostracized and icky (nobody wants that, right?), just pick the choice in the parentheses that you know is intended for you.

Dear You,

I like what you're doing with your [ear/chest/toe/special] hair these days. It really suits you. And I've always thought your [smile/smell of chickpeas/left eyelid] was unusually compelling. Plus, I've been meaning to tell you for what seems like years that when you said what you said about [Lindsay Lohan/chitlins/commodity based derivatives] I felt like: FINALLY! Someone really gets it! But that's just how you are. You cut through all the nonsense and let people know what's on your [mind/emergency preparedness plan/anti-itch shelf]. You're special. I know people say that all the time but I really mean it. Nobody else has your [peanut butter licking skills/1930s style/way with a ball peen hammer].

Never change.

Hoping to hear back from you soon!

Yours in [friendship/inappropriate looks/class action settlement partnering],

L. A. Cochran


Mike said...

I KNEW it! I'll be [running, walking, jogging] [to, away from, around] you as fast as I can.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

Someone finally noticed my left eyelid!

Cyndy said...

There you are! I totally understand your [pain/feelings of disconnection/boredom]. I'm currently in the midst of dragging myself through through a month of daily posts just to see if it will help to reactivate my interest.

And thanks for the deeply personal message - I feel so special now. Actually it's a lot more fun for me to blog when "my people" are out and about too. So welcome back!

Drama Queen said...

You ARE alive. :)

HK said...

I love Mad Libs! And personal notes. You're the best :)

Gilahi said...

I'm always amazed at how quickly people [pick up on/adapt/plagiarize/copy/emulate/appropriate/steal/pirate/lift/filch/imitate/use/usurp/replicate/reproduce/duplicate/purloin/pilfer/swipe] ideas from blogs.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

It was like you were watching me licking peanut butter as I read that. Scary. I'm too freaked out now to say anything witty.

The Bug said...

I love every inch of this post :)

Alice said...

i KNEW you'd appreciate what i'd done with my special hair! :)

Barbara said...

Yeah, that personal connection is what it's all about, isn't it?!

ellen said...

Most people would be too polite to mention that I smell of chickpeas, but I like your directness!