Pen pal?

I want to remember what snail mail is really like. I want the thrill of looking into a mailbox and being excited that there is mail for me. Does anyone remember highlights and Nickelodeon magazine? I was overwhelmed with excitement as a kid to get those. Oh, the good times…

Now, as an adult there isn’t much enjoyment with magazine subscriptions. They are all either telling how to lose x amount of weight in 7 days or how to please my man. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Every since I was a kid I always wanted a pen pal. My mom wouldn’t allow it because she saw too many things about some creep preying on children and finding out where they live. She had a valid point, people can be sketchy but I still always wondered what writing to a complete stranger would be like. How long would that person be a stranger to me? When would they be a friend? How long would we keep in touch? Would we ever meet?

Have any of you ever had a pen pal? If you happen to know of a site to meet a pen pal, feel free to let me know! Also if you are thinking Brittany don’t write to strangers and get yourself a subscription box haha, let me know what subscription boxes you are into.

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

ūüôā Brittany

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Katniss and her side chick: The Album

The other day was my roommate/best friend’s (Crystal) birthday. She has a love and hate relationship with my cat, Katniss. Crystal is allergic to Katniss but since Katniss was there first so Crystal takes allergy meds to cope with it. Katniss is pretty much infatuated with Crystal. She like to be around her, gets upset if she goes out with friends and doesn’t come home until morning, and cranky if she doesn’t give her attention.

Sometimes I like to capture the both of them when they are hanging out together or dedicate a song from Katniss to Crystal. Of course this is purely for my own amusement. I joked with Crystal that Katniss was going to make Crystal a cd for her birthday. Crystal thought this was just a joke but oh no, this really happened. I present to you Katniss and Crystal the album!
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The inside has a picture of the two, happy together on the couch. On the side is a “for when I” list from Katniss to Crystal. The “for when I” list matches with the song list on the back cover.

Katniss’s “for when I” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Song

1. For when I know you’re coming home ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Drake – Hold on

2. For when I close my eyes                  Lana del Rey- Dark Paradise

3. For when I need love         Tokio Hotel- Love who loves you back

4. For when I am clingy             Disclosure- Latch

5. For when I feel you pet me           Snoop Dogg- Sensual Seduction

6.  For when I waste time with you                Foster the People- Waste

7. For when I miss you                               Blink 182- Miss you

8.  For when I mess up                      Puddle of Mudd- She hates me

9.  For when I wait like a statue               Audioslave- Like a Stone

10. For when I am in the corner        Robyn- Dancing on my own

Crystal and I also call Katniss potato since she’s brown and chubby so I put potato records as the record company. Crystal laughed pretty hard at that. All in all as much as Crystal didn’t want to fully appreciate this gift, she enjoyed it and I got a kick out of it too haha!

“We ain’t letting no snow stop us.”

C.S. Lewis once said, ‚ÄúFriendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‚ÄúWhat! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ¬†I have been fortunate enough to encounter less than a handful of people of whom I felt we have known each other our whole lives when it’s only been a few years one being my best friend/roommate Crystal. We have never stated that we are best friends but I’d like to think it goes without saying.¬†She’s one of the only people I know that truly understands how seasonal affective disorder and depression can be hard on a person. We are pretty much identical with our ways of thinking although sometimes when she’s being pessimistic then I’m the optimistic one and vice versa. I guess that’s how we keep the balance in our friendship. We also have had many times when we would say “I thought I was the only one! ” but now we pretty much just say “girl you know I know”. We also have an unspoken judgement free friendship which is great.

Pizza is the one food item that no matter what the reason is we will both pretty much say yes to in a heartbeat. The love of pizza is so strong that Crystal has told me that if she were to die in the apartment because I made her laugh while eating or drinking something; to order a cheese pizza with jalapenos and place it next to her lifeless body. Is this a bit much? Maybe, but it’s how we work so of course I’m going to do it. Also. I can’t go against a verbal contract, my conscious won’t allow it.

The pizza love is so strong that we went into a snow storm to get some. When I realized how bad it was snowing I asked her if we were still getting it and Crystal basically said yes. She is from Chicago so the snow never bothers her anyways. Oh no, I can’t let the freaking Frozen¬†song get stuck in my head, must resist! Anyhow, when we arrived at the pizza place the guy checked our pizzas and noticed that Crystal’s didn’t look great and made her a new one but let her keep both. It was the first time I can honestly say I was upset with how nice my pizza looked.

*Here are some texts we exchanged before ordering. Enjoy!

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