Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Miss M, we love ya!

So first off, I just wanna say that Bloggers are some of the nicest, most creative, generous bunch of people you'll ever meet. There's something in these people that desire what many have no use for in our fast paced world of "get all you can, can all you get and sit on it". 
That is community. And friendships. You know, real connections to other folks.
They have taken the technology that usually alienates and isolates people with it's singular interaction
and use it to form their own little "villages".  I love the people in my community and they may not really connect with that truth because it sounds so contrived and cheesy and it's easy to just type anything out that makes you seem like a nice and genuine person when in fact, who really knows what any of us are actually like in real person, we could be total pervy weirdos with ill intentions (run-on sentence, I know!) I hope you're following, I haven't much regard to sentence structure when I'm steamin off like this......
What I'm tryin to spit out is this:
That you guys are appreciated, valued and are very much friends in my heart. I imagine you sittin at your computers, typin out what is in your head or heart while makin that scruchy face or pursed lip while you think on just how to word somethin. I imagine you stooped over the table perfecting the things you wanna shoot for your blog and I laugh a little about it because I can relate to that! Shooin the kids or the dogs and cats away so you can get that shot. Yeah, that one I imagine us all doin ;) And I imagine you scrollin through Google Images lookin for that perfectly ridiculous photo that you need to represent whatever weird and crazy topic that could come only from your mind (though often, it feels as though you stole it from mine). This blogging thing really is so electric. It's bringin out the kid in so many of us and I bet we're all gonna live a lil bit longer than the rest of em ;)
 And that should have and could easily be more than enough for one post. But it isn't even what I set out to say today! It's just the residue of what really is boilin in my heart at this moment (I feel like if I say heart one more time I will make myself sick but what's another word?!).  I came here to say somethin that needed to be said about another blogger. I came here to say THANK YOU, to Miss M. A genuine woman of exhortation who also happens to be a major toy lovin dork. Here's the definition of exhortation and you tell me, aint this the truth about this woman!
Exhortation: a speech or written passage intended to persuade, encourage or inspire.
 That woman sent me a box. And in that box were goodies!
 Some of them aren't here because they happen to be awesome and went right on my built-ins! But they will be making an appearance shortly......
 This Marty McFly is loved, loved, loved! 
BUT, there was one item in that box that conveyed the real level of love the gift was sent in.
 GASP! (I really did ya'll)
 Real, true vintage She-Ra merchandise. And just click here and see that I am not exaggerating when I say that for Miss M to send off somethin like this from her personal trove of treasures means that she is deeply generous woman. And when I read her last post, which was a transparent telling of her current rough patch I had to sit and reflect on some things.
She had sent me a treasure when her life was uncertain. In the midst of her own storm, she was concerning herself with sending me a ray of sunshine. She made mention of me bein an open book in that post and how it inspired her. Well, lady.... you've inspired me, as well! Generosity begets generosity :)
 And just because it won't set right if I don't, the day this package came was pretty bleak. I had a crushed spirit over some pretty nasty things my father had sent me in a letter. It was 6 pages long but I only skimmed two before tearin it up and tossin it. I didn't even open that box the first day it came. I didn't want to deny you the joy that you were hopin to inspire in us so I saved it. 
See, guys. We just have no idea about each other's "real" life sometimes. And never think that somethin kind you want to say or do for each other will be too small or insignificant. Even a small line of encouragement or affirmation is like water to a thirsty soul. So pour some out on each other. :) The internet can definitely be a dark, secret place where we go to project or take in some rotten stuff. But it can also be a place where we foster good things in each other and ourselves.
 In conclusion, Miss M you are dearly appreciated. Diary of a Dorkette is ringin that one note that some of us have been dyin to hear! And you make it so personal and real with us in your correspondence. You really are my friend :)
 And Sarah thinks you're pretty.
But I know she's not the only one ;)

16 comments:

  1. Both of you are just fantastic!
    It takes a village, doesn't it? I think that's a great word to describe the community that's formed around us. And whether or not he knows it, I think Brian at Cool and Collected is responsible for connecting a lot of us together.

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    1. I wish he could see that you said that :) You are spot-on, Dex! He would love to hear that, I bet.....
      and thanks for saying we're fantastic! Where, oh where do folks get to hear that in the day to day?! I think you're fantastic, as well. :)

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  2. OH MY! I wanna do they she-ra puzzle so bad! Why do you have to live all the way in texas!??!?!?

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    1. Because I have a twangy accent! And they told me that's where I'd best fit in ;)
      I could mail it to you, let you and Jamie hack it out and then you could mail it back.... and then I could mail it to someone else, then someone else...... it could be like those traveling gnomes.... and every blogger could document it.....

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  3. Awesome! And you can me to the love for M too.

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    1. She is amazing, right? She's a true gem!

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  4. This is great.

    I love how generous everyone in this tightly-knit blogging community is. Whether it's sharing treasures or just encouraging and kind words. It's always a total pleasure to be a small part of it. And I'm glad that blogging about trash has afforded me the opportunity to meet people like you, Laura, and Miss M and others.

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    1. Hey Trash Man :) Speakin of generous people..... ;)
      You are most definitely one of the heads floatin in my imagery when I was typin this out. I have yet to see giveaways at the level you literally give away on PPITC (your blog has THE longest name!) I am glad that looking for images of vintage Mcdonald's toys led me to the Geek, which led me to quite a few of you. :)

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  5. Oh Laura! I am just so touched by this! I was not expecting such nice words at all. This is truly something that has made my day. When I saw that picture with your amazing kids holding the poster board up, I just could not stop smiling. I loved reading this and it means the world to me. I do agree, it does feel like there is this village of dorky folk. I am so glad that I have gotten to know everyone and Brian from Cool and Collected does share in a big part of that, though I would like to think that we would have all eventually crossed paths at some point.

    And like I said in that card, everyone needs She-Ra in their lives, and I knew that puzzle was going to be in a much better place with ya'll. I hope that you are all doing so well, I am just beyond touched by this. It is always refreshing to stop by here. Take care girl! Talk to you soon!

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    1. Meant every word of it, M! :)
      Sarah insisted on drawing you but when she finished I called her out for drawing her latest obsession, Venelope Von Shweetz from Wreck it Ralph! But it gave it a lil somethin it was missing ;)
      I so look forward to following one another's journey, Miss M..... and I am planning a night with my best buddy where we work that puzzle out in all it's She-Ra glory! Can't wait!

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  6. There's going to be a Miss M post over at the Goodwill Geek's site in about a week since she has decided to drop some sunshine into MANY a blogger's life recently. Love to see you throwing the blog-love out to Miss M and the blogging community at large.

    Miss M is definitely one of the good ones. I'm pretty sure she's not a pervy weirdo with ill intentions... but then it takes all kinds. :)

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    1. You, too?! I just love that woman. And I am feelin more and more like a bum with all the stuff that I'm sittin on and haven't sent. I know it's not expected but I am totally one with that motion! I love to give, especially strange and obscure things to strange and obscure individuals.
      Except pervy weirdos with ill intentions ;)

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    2. And I'm glad I beat you to the punch, male doppelganger.

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  7. This was such a lovely and touching post! Loving Miss M for that.

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    1. Awww, she's lovable Suzy! You should check her blog out, it's loads of goofy fun ;)

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  8. That was a terrify tribute to a great person. Miss M always is good to me and supports my love for the Monster High dolls although I look like a biker.

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