3rd open letter to my future wife

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39 Responses

  1. Sid says:

    You got mail? Really? It’s so bleh. I prefer “While you were sleeping”. Oh and “Mickey Blue Eyes”.

  2. Katie says:

    I hope I never get a snail mail love letter. I don’t know, the thought that maybe the guy was masturbating before he sent it to me ruins it. That’s how disease is spread. Yep, dry semen on a letter.

    Juuuust Sayin’.

  3. God. Stop posting your letters to me in public.

  4. Sarah says:

    I took my brother coat shopping on the weekend. He wanted a coat that “wasn’t puffy.” Let’s hope his future wife hates delightfully detailed, thoughtfully crafted responses.

    Also, I can think of few things that would make me happier than receiving an email like this. Nicely done, as usual.

  5. Formica D says:

    I’m not the only one that spends an hour reading emails from my “sent” folder? That’s a relief.

  6. Ben says:

    I’ve discussed 2012 with some very intelligent friends who insist that if you book a day of traveling wherein you fly around the world, one chunk at a time, staying always one hour ahead of 12:00 on 12/12/2012 and you’ll end up escaping the whole thing.

    I’ll meet you on the runway!

  7. BS says:

    I read the line as “And I have a list of things I want to do to you that will take at least a year.”

  8. Are you insinuating that writing letters to me is outdated? Because my letters and purple ink are NOT AMISH MISTER. And my video responses when I’m too lazy to hand write things are definitely not Amish. You ungrateful Canadian…

  9. Jenn says:

    I’m a sucker for Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks movies. I am not ashamed.

    Between Twitter, social statuses, and texting, no one feels the need to write emails anymore. I miss them.

    I email my mom a lot, but she doesn’t count.

  10. Paula says:

    Perhaps you should let Sophie know she’s your girlfriend? Just a thought… ;)

  11. jenni says:

    You will scrape the snow and ice from her car? And you’re NOT taken?

    What’s wrong with Canadian women? You need to move to Minneapolis.

    P.S. If you want to bring back memories with a coat you need to incorporate the entire ensemble…Moon boots and all.


  12. amanda rae says:

    “And I have a list of things I want to do with you that will take at least a year. (Or two weeks and a case of Gatorade.)”

    I hope my future husband’s mind works that way…

  13. A says:

    How does the future wife respond to “Keep your stick on the ice,” hmm?

    Keep your head up in the corners?
    Join the odd man rush?

    Bury it five hole,

  14. brandy says:

    It took a “You’ve Got Mail” reference to force me to comment but here are all the eleventy thousand things I must share.

    1. I do not trust people who do not enjoy “You’ve Got Mail”. It’s like saying you don’t like panda bears. I just don’t get it.

    2. When I was little, I loved good books so much, I told my brother that I wanted to “eat the pages” so the words would stay inside me. Needless to say, he laughed his ass off and when he and I are around anyone I might want to impress, he brings it up. And laughs like a lunatic until I punch him. Then he just laughs harder.

    3. #2 was me just showing that I relate to appreciating good words. I fear it just made me look psycho. And possibly, violent.

    4. J. Crew has a coat called the ‘wool university coat” that every man should own.

    5. I didn’t even make an age dig after I typed ‘university’. Marvel at my restraint.

    6. Even though “When Harry met Sally” is more realistic (as realistic as movies starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan can be- hello? Joe? Meet Volcano), I will always love “You’ve got mail” more.

    7. If the end of the world is 2012, I need to buy more J.Crew.

  15. tia says:

    i don’t get NEARLY enough emails from peter dewolf. just sayin.

  16. SuperCareo says:

    I am so jealous of your future wife right now.

  17. I think I can speak for all of us writerly, English majory girls when I write SWOOOONNNN. I love “You’ve Got Mail” probably TOO much and I love this entry! Adorable! And happy birthday!

  18. Heather Rose says:

    Here I thought obsessing over every single flippin’ word I write/draw/paint, before and after completion, was just an obsessive compulsive me thing.

    I quote You’ve Got Mail and French Kiss waaaaaaaay too much. And Shawshank Redemption, but that’s an entirely different literary obsession.

  19. Heather Rose says:

    I don’t draw and paint words. >_<

  20. Lauren says:

    I love these letters! Not sure why I am JUST discovering them now.

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