Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Meme Queen

First off, if you are unfamiliar with the word "meme" , allow me to clarify:
(meem) noun
a.) a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
b.) a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.
(definition from

I love memes. I love texting with memes. They amusing and, as I found out today, are awesome for handling unknown texts. Allow me to elaborate.

See, I have this texting app on my iPod and when I am at home, I text my family and Sunny Jane with it. I don't give the number out, post it online, anything. On occasion, I have gotten texts and calls from people I don't know, which I either ignore or text back "Wrong Number".
Well, yesterday, someone texted my ipod:

Now, my parents are going out of town, but how does this person know? Or was it just a coincidence? Obviously, I wasn't just gonna tell them who I was? After all, I asked them first! Rude! So, I decided memes were the perfect passive aggressive response:

I started out simple. Patrick from Sponge Bob. What can I say, his retarded face makes me laugh! Then my sister suggested Inigo Montoya. Perfect! But what could I use next? I wanted to stick with the "This is.... " theme and (thank you Google!) found these gems:

SPARTA!!! I was laughing so hard at this point but I wasn't getting any response... Clearly I wasn't trying hard enough!

Good ol Liam Neeson finally got me an answer. Two in fact, the second being the best...

No. No I can not stop. But seriously, YOU text me and ask about my parents leaving but refuse to tell me who you are?? Come on.... But I couldn't leave things like that soooo

I guess the Meme Queen was too much... I can't decide if I want this to be an encounter with a complete stranger or someone I actually know... Either way, thank you random citizen! I loved talking with you, it made my day! In the words of the 9th Doctor:

(All characters/images belong to their respective owners, blah, blah, blah)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Mail: Cupcake Edition

I am in love with Happy Mail! If you have never heard of Happy Mail, check out these websites:

The Giver's Log (Has super cute and unique ideas for 13oz or less packages to send)

and of course, Sunny Jane's blog, since she is the one who started me out on this idea!

Basically, Happy Mail is all about sending someone else a bit of happiness! And I thought "What could be happier than cupcakes?!" Thus, Cupcake-Party-in-a-Box became my first packages to send out. 
The Contents

1. Directions

2. Cupcake Wrappers (since this package was for a niece and 2 nephews, they got 2 different kinds)

3. Sprinkles, Candles, Cupcake Batter Bites, or whatever kind of cupcake fixings you like! But seriously, who doesn't like sprinkles?!? And mustache straws. Definitely add mustache straws.

The fun packaging is a must! Washi tape, little notes, stickers, it all adds to the charm!

Make each package unique, even if you do the same style of Happy Mail. This is my niece Hailey's Cupcake Party box. Same idea, different "ingredients"!

Finally, decorate your box. 

The stir my cute box caused at the Post Office was great! I ended up explaining Happy Mail to the Postal worker as well as the other customers!

The best part about Happy Mail? As you endeavor to brighten someone else's day, your day is brightened too!