What I Did on My Summer Vacation
Dear Special Readers,
My kids’ beloved preschool closed down for the month. And in just two weeks my oldest will start kindergarten.
I’ll admit that I’m concerned she will soon be asked to report — What I Did on My Summer Vacation.
Back in the day, I know what I would’ve said. I camped out under the stars. I ate some chalk. I dug a hole.
I vow that my daughter will not report — I watched my mommy write her blog.
I’m taking a two-week bloggy vacation. Starting today.
But this place, this ol’ blog of mine, is a well-oiled machine — and I’m leaving it in good hands.
For your reading pleasure, I have lined up some talented bloggers who have graciously agreed to write three posts reflecting their childhoods.
Next Monday, the hilarious Jessica (my long-lost British pen pal) will be stopping in to share another archived letter from our Dear Angie/Dear Jessica series. I hope you’ll make her feel extra special while she’s visiting from Jessseeker, her blog across the Atlantic.
At the risk of seeming
nationalistic condescending dumb, I confess I find her Brit-speak as adorable as freckles on Prince Harry. Let’s cross our fingers that she’ll fly here by umbrella while dressed as Mary Poppins.
And then next Wednesday, the talented Speaker7 will be popping by to entertain you with her razor-sharp wit that can cut clear through a tin can and remain sharp enough to slice a tomato.
Speaker7 is near and dear to my heart. She’s not only my funnier, more attractive Bizarro World Clone, but she’s also my Best Bloggy Friend Forever. To prove it, we always wear our engraved BBFF necklaces that together form a perfect heart. She accidentally lost her first necklace in a trash dumpster and then mistakenly sold the second one at a pawn shop. I don’t recall what happened to the third one. But no matter. I went out and bought her a fourth one. That’s just the kind of BBFF that I am.
But first, I’m excited to announce this week’s guest post. It’s actually a two-part announcement. Because not only will she be visiting you on Wednesday with a fabulous flashback on food, she also is (drumroll) . . .
. . . the newest winner of Dynomite! Let’s give a nice round of applause for the infamous hydrangea-head herself, Rachel!
Rachel, you are Dynomite! Enjoy your Flashback-in-a-Box! I’m sure you’ll agree this is an awesome bunch of useless crap I found laying around my house.
In addition to a special autographed photo of 1987-Angie, Rachel’s won a hand-crafted, limited-edition origami fortune teller, a replica of one made in 1987-Angie’s 6th period study hall.
And I even checked to ensure it was in good working condition.
Our Dynomite! winner and upcoming guest blogger, Rachel, is a locavore who writes a scrumptious foodie blog called Rachel’s Table. And who surprisingly looks totally normal today (even what modern-era kids call, “hot”).
I hope you’ll give her a friendly welcome when she visits on Wednesday.
Happy end-of-summer to all!
Your Friend in Flashbacks,