The Cutest FedEx Driver Letter Ever?

I always feel bad for the delivery folks this time of year. You know who I mean: FedEx workers. UPS drivers. The postal carriers.

They’re about to get slammed with quadruple the amount of work they usually have, and on top of it, they have all of us to deal with, all frantic about getting our packages in time for the holiday. Not to mention in some areas of the country they’re about to deal with some craptastic weather on top of it.

So I thought I’d spread a little holiday cheer. Instead of the typical, OMG, I hate my FedEx driver, let me tell you what they did, I present to you the most adorable letter from a FedEx Driver, found on my door last week:

FedEx letter

A little background:

I was expecting a “sign for” package but I’d waited for hours and had to run out … so I’d left a note asking the delivery person to leave my box. Instead I found this.

I don’t know why, but “FedEx Lady” just put the biggest grin on my face. I couldn’t be upset with her for doing her job.

Do you have a happy delivery story to keep us from going postal as we wade into the biggest package delivery season of the year?

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This ‘Limited Edition’ Thing Is Getting Out of Hand

Whoever the marketing genius was who first came up with selling things in “limited editions,” I’m sure he’s rolling in it now. He has us all conned into thinking we MUST BUY things like pumpkin pie Pop Tarts (which, by the way, are as amazing as the name implies) because OMG, they’re only out for a limited time!

But I think this whole limited edition thing has gotten out of hand. Let me present you with exhibit A:


Can you imagine what this world would be like if I didn’t grab one of those purty pink razors before they get yanked off the shelves?

Really America?


I get the limited edition baseball cards that might be worth something by the time we have grandkids. I get the holiday flavors that we won’t see again until the next season of gluttony.

But if I can’t nick myself with a purple razor when the pink ones run out, we have much bigger problems than whether I stocked up on the limited edition colored razors.

What’s the weirdest “limited edition” thing you’ve seen the marketers trying to push?

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Newborn Babies: Too Cute or Alien Cute?

I’ve got to tell you, I don’t think newborns are beautiful. Adorable in an ugly way? Of course.

Beautiful? Are you kidding me? The debate is going over at Strollerderby, where I’ve got some of the cutest pictures EVER (second to my own little girl, natch) of newborn babies up for review.

Check it out and weigh in!

Newborn Baby Pics: Cute Little Aliens

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Scholastic’s Celebrating the Mom Blogs

In case you missed it, I did an abbreviate interview with Scholastic Parent & Child editor-in-chief Nick Friedman on Strollerderby this week.

The magazine produced by my favorite publishing house has opened up its first ever contest for the Mom Blogs – and they’re looking for all of us to weigh in.

So go check out the Strollerderby post here: Scholastic: Honoring the Mommy Bloggers

Then get nominating your favorite blogger (Inside Out, perhaps? -hint, hint) by February 13 to be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

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If You Aren’t Already Convinced I’m a Dork . . .

Stop reading.

Because in the Sager household, the animals have all been named for children’s book characters. That means the cats – Madeline, Charlie Bucket, Veruca and Curious George.

And it means the dog – Olivia, named for the pig I consider a less bourgeois version of Eloise. And now my dog’s namesake is getting a TV show (so it has nothing to do with us, but hey, our little bit of extra love for Ian Falconer’s star piglet has got to count for something!).

Olivia the Pig hits Nickelodeon on Monday, and she’s got new episodes airing all week. Want a sneak peek at what’s in store? Jillian and I reviewed the premiere for Strollerderby – so check it out here!

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End the “Look-Alike” Fight

MyHeritage: Look-alike MeterOld picsLost relatives

What’s the story? Check it Out on Strollerderby:

Look-Alike Meter’s Busting Family Fights

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We’re Back!!

Hello 2009!

’08 went out with a whimper thanks to a migraine headache to beat all migraine headaches, but I hope you all had a good one. So what’s back? Reviews should be returning to daily, along with weekly giveaways and plenty of subscriber goodies.

I’ll get back to regular posting of my Inside Out columns from the newspaper (there were a few that missed being posted with the craziness of 13 Days of Giveaways), and I’ve got a big surprise for readers who like to write (hint, hint) coming at the end of the month.

I also need help from y’all. I have been told it’s time to pick my favorite newspaper columns from the year in a bid to try to reclaim my title of Best Column from the New York Newspaper Association. So I need some ideas – they’re all tagged with “Inside Out,” so if you, the readers, would go to the tag “Inside Out” and pick a few (?), I’d be eternally grateful!

Happy New Year y’all!

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I’ve Been Tagged

I was tagged by Natasha from The Suckie Ranch to take part in a meme.

Here are the rules if you are tagged:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

So, without further ado:

  1. I think toes are freaky – and I refuse to let anyone see my feet without nail polish on my toenails.
  2. When I buy a bag of jellybeans, I only eat the red, orange and pink ones. It’s not that I don’t like the rest – I just have to draw the line somewhere so I don’t eat a whole bag in one sitting!
  3. I like reading trashy literature, the trashier the better
  4. I hate it when someone writes the words “under way” as one word – unless it’s in a nautical sense.
  5. I can’t pronounce words that end in “ited.” So if someone decides to kick it and leave me something, I’ll have to tell you I “inheriteded” something.
  6. I’m a vegetarian; and I’ve never liked the taste of meat (stop giggling and get your mind out of the gutter!).

You’re it:
Jennifer at Mechanic Boy Loves Me
Amy at Blissfully Bitchy
Cher at Stardust
Lou at Doing Something Good
Meg at Fairfield County Child
Marlo at Cool Crazy Kids Stuff

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Neurotic Mom

I know all about the first step to recovery and all of that . . . sadly, admitting I’m neurotic is not going to cure me. But it did earn me a space on Kelly’s Neurotic Mom site!

She collects the stories of nuts, er, moms like me – and they’re pretty funny. So go check her out and find out what set me off this time!

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I’m a Jezebel

I meant to share this awhile back, but I have a one-track mind . . . and too many trains jump off of it.

Jezebel (you know, the women’s site) picked up one of my Strollerderby pieces on whether men really have a pregnancy fetish. Here’s the link to Jezebel. . . click on it and follow it over to Strollerderby so you can read my original post.

Highlight: “Hello, McFly, she just made it with another guy and it’s staring you in the face (and bumping you in the tummy).”

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