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In which i just love sending messages

I’m sure by now that you guys know that I have been hosting W(h)ine with Lynn for the last few months.  I mean, you DO pay attention don’t you? At any rate, one of my favorite parts (probably my favorite to be honest) is sending messages to the invitees.  You see, part of this Paperless Post application is the ability to constantly harass people and since that’s what I enjoy more than anything on earth, I’m totally utilizing that feature.

Because I find it so amusing I’ve decided to share how it all goes down with you.  This time, because the service was so awful the last month, I’ve decided to have it at my house.  First, I knew that it wouldn’t be crowded because there’s a LOT of end-of-year activities going on and second, I just didn’t have the time or energy to look for a new place with an outside porch.  Instead, I sent out the following invitation:

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See anything missing? That’s right! I totally forgot to put the time on the invite.  Whoops!!!!

 

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Then it was time for me to go out and visit (I use that term loosely since what I mostly did was nurse her) and I needed to send out a reminder:

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I seriously love being a smart ass. Do you have a problem with that? Then Kevin pointed out that our back porch is falling apart (it is) and that we haven’t done shit on our landscaping so therefore, was I aware that the house would look awful for our guests? Of course I was and now they will be too!

 

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So people kind of enjoyed that email and I got some good responses back and yet, sooooo many people hadn’t responded. Who was coming? Why wouldn’t they let me know???

 

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Well that got some people’s attention and now I have a more accurate count.  One of my favorite parts of the entire event is these little missives.  Bet you wish you were on the list don’t cha now???

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9 Comments

  1. kath
    June 11, 2014

    I do. Wish I were on the list, that is. Sounds like a fun time :) I would try it myself if I had anyone who would come :P
    Doncha hate it when people won’t commit, though? Grr

    • Lynn
      June 11, 2014

      you should try it though. It’s really just a group of women I’ve gotten to know through 17 years at school and sports because of my kids. I started with just 40 on the list and it’s grown to 100. I’ve even met some new people because of it.

  2. Julie
    June 11, 2014

    Why, oh why, do I live in the suburbs of Chicago and not in North Carolina?!

    • Lynn
      June 12, 2014

      that’s a valid question

  3. kath
    June 11, 2014

    yeah… I’m 60. All of the women my age are only interested in talking about their ailments, real and imagined. I work, garden, walk, paint. etc… oh and they won’t drink due to fibro, gout, gal bladder, pancreatitis… real or imagined. It’s lonely out there for me. I have 3 friends who might show but we are all so busy working babysitting, pet sitting going to drum circles.. no time… crazy schedules don’t match. Woe. I would LOVE to do it, but it’s all I can do to get together with a friend for lunch now and then. I will have to live vicariously through you. Maybe you can put me on your list and I can feel invited, even if I can’t come! ( I live sin the PGH area)

    • Lynn
      June 12, 2014

      really? because I’m almost 55 and the women are from 50-60 and they mostly talk kids and other stuff

    • Lynn
      June 13, 2014

      Ok. I think the key is just inviting a shit ton of random people you never see. Only your best friends would tell you about their ailments.

  4. kath
    June 12, 2014

    Really. It seems like way too many of the woman I know are trying to leap into being old instead of hanging onto life. Clearly, you know people who are more fun. We do have a group that meets first tuesday of each month at an Irish pub. Ironically, the group of us that are the most fun all work in libraries. We actually only manage about every other month ( Tuesdays are work late nights for some of us ) You are 55(ish) You are beautiful!

    • Lynn
      June 13, 2014

      Awww thanks…yeah I guess we just talk about what we are up to and WTF our kids are doing

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