Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TBWCYL Day 237 - Speedy Delivery

Today's task was fun, if not slightly expensive. I had to send a telegram to someone today and contacted the girl with the pink teacup to see if she would allow me to send it to her. I got her true name(which means I can now bind her with the forces of magic*) and address and went to a fun little site called International Telegram and in the next 24 to 48 hours, Mr. McFeely** should hopefully be dropping off a speedy delivery. I must say, this blog has definitely helped me make new friends outside the continuous 48***.

I am going to keep it a surprise as to what I sent, but I did request they sing it so I hope everything goes well. If she isn't home I am going to assume that they will either give it to her boy(that is what she calls him), or tack it to a door which won't be nearly as fun.

So GWPTC, you might want to keep some tip money around if the guy sings you the telegram. Hopefully, the girl will let everyone know what I sent and how it worked out.

That is all,

Newt

*this is a reference from the Eragon series. It may have been brought up in other things as well.
**That was the delivery man on Mr. Rogers. He sure had a creepy name though.
***States people, do you need one of these for everything. Jeez!

14 Ripples in the pond:

Addy's Daddy said...

continuous 48****

**** It's contiguous.

Trinity said...

*******oh. Well, they do continue on for a while. I googled it and I am not the only one to have made that mistake.

Simon said...

She had better let everyone know what you sent and how it worked out, or a lot of people are going to be very disappointed.

By the way, to me the possession of someone’s (or something’s) ‘true name’ that gives you power over them is most associated with Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea trilogy, which, if you haven’t read, I strongly recommend. The principle goes back to much earlier myth and folklore from around the world though, and emerges in many stories.

Of course it won’t be of much help in her case, as she is protected by her chastity and innocence.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Trinity, I am so excited! And a little scared, if I'm honest. You should've warned me that I was agreeing to a singing telegram!!! AHHH!

Now I have to bite the bullet and actually tell The Boy that I:

1. Have a blog
2. Have made friends through blogging
3. Have actually given personal information to blogger friends

This should be interesting...

If I suddenly fall silent in the Blogosphere, you'll know why. He'll have murdered me, or at the very least, taken away my computer privileges :)

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Oh, and Simon: I've seen an anime version of Earthsea, and now I'm frightened that Trinity might hold such power. Oh wait! I know his true name too – let's see who'll be first to abuse magical privilege.

Trinity said...

Well, I don't know for sure that they will sing it. And if you aren't home they may just leave it.

I haven't read Earthsea but I will look for it now.

Trinity said...

Hold the phone. Your boyfriend doesn't know you have a blog? Holy crap. That is going to be one awkward conversation if he reads it.

Best to lie and say that you just read my blog and I asked for a volunteer to participate in the experiment.

Girl Interrupted said...

Oooh! How exciting! :P I can't wait to see what she gets!!

I can heartily back up Simon in recommending Earthsea****, I'm quite surprised you haven't read it already, I think you'd like it.

**** ... I have nothing to add, I just wanted to be part of the *'ing fun :D

lol @ AD :P

Lola Lakely said...

You do the absolute coolest things. I want to send inventive stuff to people. 'Cept that it wouldn't be all that inventive cuase I'd be stealing the idea from you. Arghhh.

Addy's Daddy said...

You're also not the only one to have made the mistake of voting for W. the second go around, but that still doesn't excuse your mistake.

Trinity said...

You would know since you were one. Burn!

Addy's Daddy said...

I'm confused.... As you well know, I didn't vote for him, nor would I have the first go around if I had been old enough to vote. You were the one coming off of your Sean Hannity habit at the time....

Trinity said...

No, I meant you were a mistake, as in your mom and dad didn't mean for you to happen. Duh.

Addy's Daddy said...

Noted.