A while back, I visited one of my favorite blogs and stumbled upon a competition of sorts.
In short, all I had to do to "win" was be one of the first 100 people to leave a comment on this post. I was number 43!
Winning entailed receiving a postcard in the mail from the blogger. There were three postcard options, and we (the first 100) got to choose which one we wanted. You can read that post if you're really interested in the nitty-gritty.
After I won, I checked the mail like the old lady from the BYU classic, The Mailbox, anxiously awaiting the arrival of my free postcard.
When my personalized postcard finally came, I jumped like a missionary getting his travel plans in the MTC.
Here's what Mr. Lewis sent me.
The text reads:
Thanks for reading my blog. Here's your free postcard to pay you back for the time you've wasted or will hopefully continue to waste on my blog. Good call on the "shark" card. Most people chose the polar bear, but this one's my favorite. You're obviously smarter than most people...as am I.
I make a point to read the above postcard text out loud to Cody on a nightly basis. In the beginning, it was out of excitement, but now it's out of my sheer desire to annoy!
(Here he is, studying to earn his Home and Family Living minor.)
The tables have turned, though, and it's now Cody who reads the card to me. Except, I think it's more like a recitation than a reading. We've both got it memorized.
My cousin (and others) was (were) right, it is great to get good mail.
Thanks, stlewis.blogspot.com, for livening up my nightly routine.