Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pretty Tough Tuesday & Mail Obsessed

Today, I'm over at Pretty Tough blogging about the College Softball World Series. I'm psyched about the series and coverage of the Super Regionals begins this weekend. Yay! 

I love mail. I love receiving mail. I love hearing the mail carrier's little van puttering down the street. I love peeking in the mailbox. To me, it's like opening a present, endless possibilities. A royalty check could be waiting for me or a response from a magazine query or an ARC that I'm excited to read for my column. The list is endless. 

In fact, I'm so crazy about the mail that my daughter went through a stage where she obsessively played mailbox. During her second birthday party, she was so excited to receive cards with envelopes that she didn't touch her presents. She even uses the oven in her play kitchen as her 'mailbox'. :)

Here's what was waiting for me in the mailbox yesterday: 


Do you like receiving mail? What have you received in the mail recently that you're excited about? 

15 comments:

TJBrown said...

I love the mail... especially when it brings a check. HA! But books are also good. The last exciting thing I got in the mail were my business cards... almost ready for nationals!
Teri

PJ Hoover said...

Yesterday was a great mail day. Two checks and 5 Class of 2k8 books!

Alyson Noel said...

Oh, I love the mail too! Yesterday I received the copy edits for EVERMORE. And since it came in a package, it seemed even more exciting!

Amy said...

Our mail carrier drives a little Subaru. You can't hear it coming. 9 adores the mail, and even set up mailboxes for family members to leave each other little notes. There was a central jar where you could drop off the letters and 9 was the mail carrier and he delivered the mail. If you didn't have any mail, the mail carrier would leave you a little note.

My mail to the house is mostly bills, or Amazon orders, but my PO Box is usually full of fun stuff.

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Teri - Business cards. Yay! How'd they look? I love office supplies, especially book marks and business cards. In fact, I need some bc myself. :)

Hi, PJ - Two checks and books. Great day! :)

Hi, Alyson - I know - packages even better. Have fun with the copy edits. :)

Hi, Amy - What an adorable idea! I'm going to have to try out that one when my little one gets bigger.

beth said...

Usually I love the mail. But here lately, it's just been rejects from queries!

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Beth - Yuck. Do you find it goes in waves? For a while, I'll get a bunch of yes's. Then, a bunch of no's. :) Good luck!

paperxxflowers said...

Oh, jeez. That sounds as bad as me. I always look forward to when I get home to see if I have something from the mail. Preferably, another book :]

Oh, and thanks for entering my contest :] You have two entries so far.

Can't wait to get your book!

Megan

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Megan! Today's mail was very exciting - I received the new issues of the magazine I write for and an Ebay copy of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. Have you read that one? It's for a book club. :)

SCREWBALL is on it's way. I hope I win your contest - Fingers crossed. :)

Breanna said...

I love getting mail as well! I always get so excited when I see the mail woman come up to our door and slide mail through the slot, its exciting.

The most exciting thing I got recently was the copy of Frenemies that I won a while back.

What I'm mostly looking forward to is the copy of Suite Scarlett that I won, I can't wait to read that book!

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Breanna - Two awesome books! :) Enjoy!

Marjolein said...

i love mail! everytime the mail pops into my mail opening in the front door, i immediately go looking. Sometimes theres just a loud bang of something that falls on the doormat, and that is most of the times a package/big envelope with a book!

Hillary said...

Yesterday I got three books in the mail! I was really excited. I always check as soon as I get home to see if I've gotten anything!

Melissa Walker said...

Mail is where my paychecks come, so I adore it. I also love my (27) magazine subscriptions... eek.

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Marjolein - I love getting books! :)

Hi, Hillary - Three? Yay!

Hi, Melissa - Me too! When I subscribed to US Weekly, I always looked forward to Fridays, when it would be waiting for me in the mailbox. :)