Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday Mailbag

Today was a good day for mail. Sasha sent a postcard to all the girls at China from when she was in Milan for Fashion Week. Katherine, my cousin, mailed another magnet to add to the Cold Lake collection of magnets already on our fridge. I guess North 54 is a new bar on the base in Cold Lake?

I also got yet another romantic package from the Alex Dodd:

Seriously. I know it's making you swoon with envy.* A phone cord and a Planet Organic t-shirt? I'm a spoiled girl.

Before Alex mailed this to me, he called me to confer about the t-shirt. I was groggy with sleep, but this is what I can remember from the conversation:

"What size of t-shirt do you wear?" he asked.

"I dunno. It depends on how big the t-shirts are," I told him sleepily. "I'm usually a small."

"A small? Are you sure?" he asked scrupulously. I took it from his tone of voice that maybe the t-shirts were on the smaller side to start with.

"Or a medium? I don't know," I said. "But probably a small. You know how big I am. You can probably figure it out just by looking at the t-shirt."

He opted to send me the medium, which reaches down to my mid-thighs.

Alex Dodd, should I take this offensively? Is this how big you think I am?


*I'm not going to lie, I actually thought this particular mystery package was exceptionally endearing. My phone doesn't reach my bed, so I either have to sit in my desk (which is where I sit 90% of my day, so it's not exactly relaxing) or on the floor when I talk on the phone. Alex Dodd took care of this by turning my 1 foot phone cord into a 25 foot phone cord.

And the t-shirt, despite it's massive size, is made of bamboo and organic cotton and is possibly the softest shirt ever. It may never see outside daylight, but it's going to be a lounging around the house standard. I'm actually wearing it right now.


  1. Anonymous6:32 PM

    Wow, who'd have thought a shirt made of wood would actually be super soft!

    The other good thing about the size is, you could wear it as a dress too.

  2. Geeze, give the poor guy a break dude. I can't even tell what size shirt I should buy myself if I'm holding them up, comparison style, in the store.

    And it's not like you're any better at sizing things up. In fact, I think I have a Vanuatu "necklace" hanging on my rearview mirror that would barely fit around 3 of my fingers.

    If you're counting, that's:

    Jacob: 1
    Jessica: 0
    Alex Dodd: 1(vicariously)

  3. Listen, it was a bracelet! I was sick! I was almost hospitalized! Not a fair argument. (But it made me laugh.)

  4. Yeah, the whole t-shirt as a dress thing is back again. In case we all fucking missed the 80's in the first place.

    I went to an Oilers game and was shocked to hear the words, "I could've just worn this as a dress," come out of my mouth. Then as though to prove my point a girl strolls up wearing a pink Oilers jersey, pink leggings and pink cowboy boots. I threw up a litle in my mouth.