t: my favorite things. #atozchallenge

My favorite things.
I know… how incredibly specific of me.

I think I’m losing steam. We’re on the letter t and I’ve got nothing planned for the rest of the alphabet… with the possible exception of y.

So… here are a few of my favorite random things.

Mail [cards and letters and the occasional care package].
Writing letters is a lost art. Or at least a dying one. It’s a shame. I love sending [and receiving] *real* mail. Although it really irks me how expensive postage is on even the smallest package. More than once, I’ve paid more for shipping than the cost of what’s inside the box.

Binder clips.
The gift that keeps on giving. Chip clip, picture hanger, cord holder, bookmark, post-modern art (haven’t you ever clipped them together to make sculptures? no? just me? okay), and even… to hold papers together.


[Yes, I do own these particular binder clips.]

This letter opener.
Speaking of multi-use office supplies— I have these all over the house. I use them for everything… but hardly ever to open letters. I do not use them as weapons, though, no matter how much they look the part. Most recently, I used one to pull my hair away from my neck while my nail polish was drying. And I didn’t even accidentally stab myself in the neck. Seriously. So many uses.


I guess that picture does look pretty sinister.

Mr. Coffee coffee warmer.
Plug it in. Turn it on. Put your mug on it. Keep your mug of coffee warm even if you get distracted and forget it’s there for a half hour.

Fuzzy socks.
I honestly don’t remember what the hell I ever did before these super-fuzzy foot-blankets existed. [Yeah, I just made up ‘foot-blankets’. I think I’m going to call them that from now on.] How did I keep my feet warm at night? How did I ever feel cozy? I don’t think I did.

Hope your feet are warm.


p.s. — I know I couldn’t go backwards now that technology is where it is today, but one of my least favorite things: smartphones. I so often wish we could have stayed at a time when we ‘made our own fun’, we fought over who got to use the [corded wall] phone next, we actually talked to each other, and… we wrote letters [while wearing cozy socks and not stabbing each other with letter openers].

         
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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28 Responses to t: my favorite things. #atozchallenge

  1. Wasn’t life so much simpler without smartphones. They have a lot to answer for

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  2. Ooooo NICE! I love real mail too! But sadly never get any haha!

    I would like to suggest “uniforms on sexy men” for the letter U since you said you are out of ideas haha also the following:

    V – varnish for nails (aka nail polish colours or brands or both)

    W – waxing treatments? Do you wax? Lol if COVID wasnt a thing my shoulders would be getting hair ripped mercilessly off of them!

    X – xneena warrior princess episode? X-men? X-ray stories from the ER?

    Y – youthful indulgence

    Z – zippered items? Purse? Boots? Jeans?

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  3. A fun post. Suggestions U – unplanned moments/urges/useless objects, V- voices/viewpoints/views/visage, W- weepy movies/walks, X- X rated movies, Y- young actors/youthful memories, Z- zoos/way to Zap someone!

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  4. I love stationary supplies and those little clips with the faces are so cute! And fuzzy socks, yes please, my toes are always cold. Fun post.

    Stopping in from A to Z: https://writingiscommunication.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/t-tome/#comment-4908

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Come on, so close to the end, don’t give up now! I liked the random collection and I agree about technology – smartphones are a curse!

    THE STATE TRILOGY A-Z GUIDE: T

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  6. I never stabbed anyone with a letter opener but I did with a dissecting needle, once. HA

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  7. jrvincente says:

    I love all these things, in particular writing letters! It’s something I’ve kept up with a few of my friends, including one who moved to Canada!

    Stopping by from A to Z!
    – Jayden Vincente
    Erotic fiction author

    A to Z 2021

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  8. mydangblog says:

    Ooh, where can I get socks like that?!

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  9. I really LOVE receiving letters, posting them too but really getting letters gives me such inexplicable joy. It’s a lost art *sigh*

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