Saturday, February 26, 2005

I love you Jennifer!

Look what Jennifer, my dear friend in Austin, sent! I went to pick up the 12 pound package today at the post office.
Oh my God!
She sent Fruity Pebbles cereal (my fave kids cereal), and Twizzlers and Mac and Cheese and cherry sours and Cheez Its and sponges (sounds wierd but you can't get real sponges here, and I hate those faux foam things. They squeak and just feel awful.) She also sent (and Rich and I gasped at this) GIRL SCOUT COOKIES THIN MINTS!!!!!! Rich called those as his, we might have to have a discussion about that. I mean, Jennifer is MY friend, he can get his own friends to send him stuff! (Just kidding, honey, but we ARE sharing...)
And she sent a huge box of Cinnabon cinnamon muffin mix. The thing I miss most when I think of good ol' American bad-for-you convenience foods is Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, you know the ones in the pop-open tube in the fridge section? Jennifer knows this and sent us the next best thing!
She spent alot of money to send up this package, probably more than the contents cost by a long shot. (And she says there are two more on the way...holy CRAP!) Anyone who has ever lived away from home for even a short time understands how wonderful packages like this are. It's like a hug from home, a little bit of love in a box.
Thank you SO MUCH Jennifer for this. I am making muffins tomorrow and Mac and Cheese tonight!
So what kind of jewelry can I make you, eh? As a little token of thanks?


  1. WHOA. You got the motherlode!! :D

  2. I KNOW! As a fellow expat, you know how wonderful a package like this is! I left it all sitting by the box for three hours before putting it away, just so I could look at it all, it's like Christmas. Lucky lucky me!

  3. Anonymous9:50 PM

    YEEE-hawh!!! Glad the shipment was a success. It's not like I'm psychic, though, given our recent email exchange--

    JP: Hmmm, I'm thinking of a care package. What do you want?
    KKP: I want Twizzlers! And mac and cheese! And Fruity Pebbles! And [some stuff not sent in this box, but on its way]!

    The Thin Mints were an impulse -- I figured that if you or Rich were one of the few people I know who DON'T like them, you could score brownie points with another expat who would drool over them. And the cinnamon rolls, honey, they are BETTER than the tube kind. Don't even look at the calorie count on the side of the box.

    You will be sorry I sent the Cheez-Its. They are a new flavor, and I cannot stop eating them.

    You are right -- they are all sent with love.


  4. Using those fake sponges is like nails on a chalkboard to me, I just can't do it. Luckily, my wonderful friends keep me supplied!


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