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Monday, May 17, 2010

A Day Early and a Dollar for Monkey

Last week, I felt like I was a day late and a dollar short. So, I'm trying to start over this week. And actually doing a Tuesday meme on Monday. But, I have a point to doing it that way. Hang on.

Kerri, at Kerri's Klutter does these really cute comment love letters, where she copies and pastes some of the comments she received the previous week and turns them into a letter. I always thought this was a cute idea, but I'm lazy, this is my first time participating.

You know about Mission Monkey, right? Well, Kerri is going to donate $1 to Mission Monkey for every comment love letter that is linked up in the month of May. So, really, I'm posting this a day early for those of you who are missing out and haven't met Kerri yet- then you can participate tomorrow! Don't forget that you can make a donation to Monkey by clicking on her adorable pic over in the sidebar. Every little bit adds up.

I had a lot of fun rereading your comments and trying to make a letter out of them. The p.s. is actually from an email after a comment, but I think Mama Kiss will be okay with that. Isn't it amazing how you can "meet" someone in the blog world and feel like you've known them forever, even though it's only been a week?

Kerriā€™s Clutter

Dear Shell,

Where have you been my whole life!!?! Am loving your blog already! You are a smart lady. I frequently put my foot in my mouth and there is no place to hide. Love that you have the courage to speak your mind without worrying about being "correct" about it. You go girl! I don't know you IRL, but I think the internet-you is fabulous :) You're a girl after my own heart.

Love the new look! LOVE the new design! Yes. Yes by the way! If I didn't mention it yesterday- love the new wallpaper and curtains around here :) I adore your blog lay-out; it's possibly the best one I've seen, since I'm also such a beach girl. I love all of the flip-flops!

Wait...there is a boob fairy? NO FREAKIN' WAY! I have so been lied to....I have to go eat chocolate now....I'd rather be small and perky. Hauling them dogs around is not fun, and they are not pretty when you're hauling ass on the treadmill at the gym.

Well, at least Monkey knows daddy has some part in it - if he is putting the girl mix in your grilled cheese sandwich... hmmm... could be code...My daughter wanted a dog, but my husband told her that would be like having another brother. Now she doesn't want either one!

Your boys are cute and funny! I'm pretty sure I would've pet the alligator but I would've been freaking out! Lol Alligator actually tastes a lot like chicken, so I can understand why your little one tried to bite it ;)

I have PMS, period, After-MS, and one halfway decent week unless somebody pisses me off.... PMS almost looks like a video game system...especially when you wrote "PMS 3 weeks out of every month" - New to stores in June: The PMS 3! Husbands, hold on to your wives, this is going to be a wild ride.

Family...the other f-word. If there's one thing I've learned from blogging it's don't tell your family! Then you can't talk about them :) My brother was the one being mean to me the other day, but then I deleted him as a friend on fb. Much better.

Yeah, so glad to see your smiling face... kinda. you know, in a weird blogger online sorta way. "Next time, let's put a little less bitch mix in your grilled cheese."

I still crack up over motherbitch! You can run in our group if you want. I'll even let you hold my Edward doll. Because he's/you're important. I like the soft side of you as well as your sarcastic side. And yes, blog friends ARE real. Let's all take a vacation to bloggy land. By the way, you have no idea how important YOU have been in my blogging life. THANK YOU! :)

Love your blog. Love you. You are gorgeous! You rock at blogging. Okay, seriously I don't know how there can be people who don't know about YOU yet.

Your fabulous and loyal friends

P.S. So will you wear my 'half-bff' necklace? Which half do you want? I prefer the BE FRI half...

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Blogger Rebecca said...

Ooooh! I'm all aflutter b/c my f-word comment made it in (I think it was mine...I've never heard anyone else use that reference.)! Yippee!! What a cute idea, but I don't know if I have it in me...oh, and I love how you want to give away the "ends" part of the necklace...I always end up with the butt-end of everything! Even virtual BFF necklaces! haha...

May 17, 2010 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

That turned out so cute!!! Who knew comments could take on a life of their own?

May 17, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

That worked out very well, Awesome editing job!

May 17, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Such a cool idea...it turned out awesome!

May 17, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Doesn't it feel awesome to read all your comments like this? Not only you but your readers as well?

It turned out great! Thank you so much for linking up, well, er...tomorrow. You gonna mess me up all week with what day it is...ha!

May 17, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

OHh I will have to do this tomorrow.. cause it will take me all day today to get a letter out of my comments lol..but I love this and the PMS one cracks me up.. I have always said I am the sweetest person you ever wanna know 7 days of the month, the rest of it tread softly..

May 17, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

I love it!

May 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

This was really cute!

May 17, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

What a great idea!!

May 17, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

it's like this crazy puzzle of comment love. Very chill! Does this mean you enjoy doing Sudoku, crossword puzzles and the like? ;)

Happy Monday!

May 17, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

loved this letter..

You are a great blogging friend.

Have a good day.

May 17, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Tabatha said...

awesome as usual!!! Loved it!!

May 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

I'm still a little confused about this.

May 17, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Dual Mom said...

This is a really great idea.

I actually have "starred" alot of great comments that people have left me.

And wow, that's a great "letter" of compliments!

May 17, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

You guys could do the heart instead, that way you wouldn't have to fight over who gets which letters on your necklace.

May 17, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger tessica said...

super cute i love it!
and i totally miss bff jewelry lol!

you should bring it back

May 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

So I must quote: "Isn't it amazing how you can "meet" someone in the blog world and feel like you've known them forever, even though it's only been a week?"

It's really nutty. In a good way.

OH - my kid last night? Literally said to me "Ur nuttier den squirrel poop!" He's soooooo my kid.

I love this letter, may have to steal the idea ;)

May 17, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

You did a great job with all those comments...it must've taken forever! I'm gonna check out some other love letters now, too.

May 17, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

This is great! So much fun!! Pure awesome-ness

May 17, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

What a great idea!! But I have to tell you, I see through your game, Shell! This is just a ploy to get us to write nice, witty comments about you -- so we'll end up in your love letters.

You may have the others fooled, but I'm onto you. ;0) ;0)

May 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger jayayceeblog said...

Well done ... fun idea!

May 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I'm going to start off-topic here just to rant. Why didn't anyone tell me about Mission Monkey???? Dammit all to hell. I have buttons for every other cause on earth, why the hell didn't anyone let me in???? Left out in bloggy hell once again. *sigh*

Okay, I'm over myself now. Where were we?

I'm off to visit Kerri. This Love Letter rocked! I only hope the folks who have commented on my crap were half as funny as yours. If they're not, I'll make shit up. I do that sometimes.

May 17, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Cute love letter! :)

May 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

These are adorable Shell! You did a good job. Or...we your adoring commenters did. Not sure which, it's a chicken and egg thing ya know?

I have a Monkey Challenge up today. It's going to be EPIC! :D

LOVE YOU! I would totally wear that cheesy necklace with ya!

May 17, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Hehe! Totally adorable! Loving the letter!

May 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger angie said...

What a great idea! And, I loved reading your favorite comments!

May 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

That is so cute! I've been too lazy to do this meme too but it is so fun to read. I need to just do it!

May 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

What a fun idea! I need to put that monkey button up on my blog. As soon as I can shake the toddler off my leg, that is..

May 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger We live in a Zoo! said...

Lol! Awesome, love it!!! Were these comments on different posts, or all from the same one?

May 17, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger VKT said...

Aren't you feeling terrific about all those wonderful comments my blogging buddy!!! You deserve each and every one of them!


May 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Awesome idea. Love it.

May 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Love your letter!

May 17, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

Oh oh oh oh! I think I was in there! I think I made the cut! WHOOO HOOOO!

Its a great idea and I think you did a smashing job! LOVED IT!

Its FABULOUS *wink*

May 17, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

What a great idea. Very cute!

May 17, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

awesome idea!!! Might have to try it soon!!!!Hope you have a great week my friend!!!!

May 17, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

awesome idea!!! Might have to try it soon!!!!Hope you have a great week my friend!!!!

May 17, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

That was so cute! I love, love, love all the Monkey rallies. I hope we can make a difference for this little girl.

And I'm up with my naked Barbie award. Sorry, I've had a crazy, unexpected kind of day, but I'm up now.

May 17, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Rene W. said...

What a beautiful letter :) So fun! I hope I will have the time to try it some day... thanks so much for visiting my blog!!! ~ Renee

May 17, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I love it! so fun!

May 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger ~J said...

I LOVE how this turned out!!! I should so do this!

May 17, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Great job Shell!! So funny! You get tons of comments - it works great for you!

May 17, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

You are so freaking creative lady. Loved this!

May 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love your letter! So sweet....and funny.

May 17, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger As Cape Cod Turns said...

Obviously, you like flip flops and I live near the beach, so we should be instant friends!!!! I am coming over via Mrs. 4444s to make a new friend :)

PS, your boys are adorable and the letter that you wrote with your comments is funny!

May 17, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger RN Mama said...

How fun! One of my faves has to be "Family - the other F word!" So true, and I'm so regretting telling mine and my husband's family about my blog!

May 17, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger The Drama Mama said...

These are cute!! This looks like a fun meme too. if only I had some great commentors to post such lovely things on my blog....

(I kid. I have fabulous readers! ;))

May 17, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger KDC Events said...

Thanks for the SITS welcome and visiting KDCEvents!

May 17, 2010 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Big Mama Cass said...

Awesome idea!!!

May 18, 2010 at 2:51 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

yeah your not a comment letter virgin anymore!!! Woohoo!

May 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

That was super cute!!

May 18, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Nishant said...

This is great! So much fun!! Pure awesome-ness
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May 18, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

love the ps

May 18, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

wow it all came to together so perfectly!

May 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

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