Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dear Inder

Inder! How are you? It's been ages since I've heard from you, so I thought I'd drop you a line--and I also thought you were more important than to just write on your FB "wall." (Hence the postcard.) I'm still here, in Toronto. So very little to Report. Remember that one time I had a dream about you?

Thinking of you,

Jess L.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Frank

Dear Frank,

So, I made this New Year's Resolution to write a postcard every day, and writing to you has been one of my goals since day one. It's not even a matter of reconnecting, necessarily, it's just that I hate to leave things unsaid. Anyway, I always feel like I've owed you a huge apology for making things between us weird. (That's not to say that I regret falling for you--I just regret the way I acted afterwards.) You were an awesome friend to me for a long time (well, in terms of the total time I've been in TO) and I'm sure you have lots of good things coming your way.

Thinking of you,


Friday, May 7, 2010

Dear Auntie Bev

Dear Auntie Bev,

Happy Birthday! I'm sorry that I'm not there to celebrate it with you. Instead, I'll be in Montreal, visiting Chloe and probably purchasing shoes I can't afford. (Just because I'm soon to be jobless doesn't mean I should be shoeless, though, I suppose.) I'm really looking forward to coming home in August. (Jay will be coming with me.) Hope your bday was lovely!

-XOXO Jess

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dear Kyle

Dear Kyle,

(I can't help but wonder if you got out of the Edmonton rut you were talking about in January '09 when you were here?) Happy Birthday! Did you know that, in exactly two ways, you save my life and sanity in June-July 2002? You deserve an excellent bday.

Thinking of you,


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dear Jenny B.

Dear Jenny B!

Although this card will reach you after the weekend, I think it's never to late to say Happy Mother's Day! I was thinking, the other day, about the time you took me to stay at your G-Ma's in Crane Lake. We watched Grease (I had never seen it before) and spent a lot of time running away from/harassing the pig.

Afterward, I told Angela F. about it. She wrote back something that basically said, "Really? Why did Jen choose you?" Thanks for thinking I was cool enough!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dear Tee Jay

Tee Jay,

I'm making a bold move by responding to your Facebook message via postcard. That's just me--I'm all about bold moves. (Dance moves and otherwise.) Speaking of, did I tell you I'm planning on living out my dream of becoming Miss Universe Canada? It's the last year I can do it. 26 is the cut-off age--presumably because after that, my breasts are going to give up on life and sag to my bellybutton. So, look for me on TV. Also, I'll be in AB Aug. 11th -25th. Thinking of you!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Dear Jeff W.

Dear Jeff,

Years after you left Cold Lake, I babysat kids who lived in your house. And years before that, I vaguely recall sitting in a saucer chair in your house while being babysat by my brother's best friend's older brother. And somewhere in between, I remember saying goodbye to you, amidst packed boxes and preteen uncertainty. I'm still kind of sad you moved.

Thinking of you,


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dear McSweeney's

Dear McSweeney's,

Your postcard set made my new year's resolution to send a postcard each day a heck of a lot more interesting. Thank you! Thinking of your (and smiling from the ocean's sweaty face),


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dear Erin E.

Dear Erin,

I was thinking the other day about that one summer right before you moved (grade 5? Although, if memory serves me correctly, didn't you move in grade 6?) and I'd ride my bike to your house to play every night. I'd always be late, so I'd set my watch back on purpose so I had a white lie to tell my parents. What do kids with cell phones do these day?

Thinking of you,

Jess L.