- Top two archive photos courtesy of the Museum of the Rockies
- Middle two: Jason Thompson for NPR
- Last two: Maggie Starbard/NPR
1. I want her outfit
2. Personalized FedEx truck=amazing
If only it were this simple…
We are having a haiku contest at work today in honor of Poem In Your Pocket Day. I’m not normally a poetry person but for some reason I can’t stop writing in haiku.
About my Saturday night:
Extreme pain left side
Bike delivery man hit me, bam!
Cursed him and walked off.
About my contentious relationship with the toaster at work:
Soft bread yet again
Toaster why can’t we be friends?
I dream of crisp bread
About my contentious relationship with the color printer at work:
Color printer why?
You never work, please just once?
One day you will die.
In response to my officemate who didn’t want to come in today:
Wake Up! It’s sunny
Also, there are jellybeans at work
And champagne later.
Once you start it’s hard to stop.
However, luck wasn’t always on our side and we definitely had our share of complete wackos emailing me in response to our Craigslist ad. So, in their honor, here’s a few excerpts from some of the more amusing replies…
"I enjoyed your little story about the other letters of the alphabet, and your original, boring ad was nice as well. Any chance of forgoing that lease thing? Not that I’m planning to bail, just a bit reticent about locking myself into an unknown situation."
“…let me know ASAP since my daughter and a friend are looking.” (I think this is my personal favorite. Seriously, if your mom has to look for your roommates there is something seriously wrong with you.)
"…here and there i get lost in an arty mode and just pump out some paintings/drawings/ random stuff." (I know I’m being a bitch, but the whole “arty” thing in a roommate just doesn’t appeal to me.)
"Please let me know if the room is still available for rent as i really need the room so i will want you to get back to me with the room last asking price and some pics of the room if you still have the room available.."
“…which is why I am selling out in the publishing industry.”
“I’m originally from Dallas, Texas, although I’ve spent the last six years in Austin. Yes, I do wear cowboy boots and say “y’all.” I also went to Buenos Aires for eight months to study law. A friend from Dallas and I rented a uhaul and drove up all of our gear.”
It’s funny now, and I’m glad I have these to look back at and laugh, but I’m so happy I won’t have to do this again for a long time!