Unmentionables and Fast Friends

May 7, 2012

*Pre blog post disclaimer: This is a post that was originally supposed to be a vlog, but due to craft fair preparation madness/lack of time, I decided not to embarrass myself with a vlog just yet! This post is about a friend I recently made and how much she is awesome. I want it to be known that I’ve made A LOT of new blogger friends lately, and you ALL are awesome. Truly! I’m choosing to showcase this particular friendship because it’s non-conventional, and actually quite hilarious. Spoiler alert: this blog post involves harmless girl chatter regarding undergarments, and may be TMI for some viewers.*

One of my goals for 2012 was to branch out and genuinely try to make more blog friends. I was pretty internet shy until a few months ago, but after making an effort to comment on other blogs, subscribe to more blogs, and tweet to people etc, it’s been going really well!

Sometimes you meet someone online who just kind of “gets it”. It’s never awkward or weird. There’s no wondering if they took your comment the right way, or trying to figure out exactly how they meant theirs. They get all of your 30 Rock and Star Wars references. …you just sort of become insta-friends!

Well the phenomenon that is insta-friends happened to me recently, and in the strangest but yet most normal way. Strange and normal because Caitlin “gets it”.

To make a long story a little less long lot longer, Caitlin and I had a “moment” because of underpants. That’s not as creepy as it sounds, honest! She posted a pretty typical girl tweet about the spoils of a recent shopping victory. The loot happened to be a great pair of seamless panties. Just the kind of unmentionables that I’ve been missing from my wardrobe from quite some time, and the lack of said unmentionables has prevented me from wearing a certain fabulous dress.

In order for you to better appreciate how this conversation turned into a friendship, allow me to present that twitter conversation for you.

Exhibit A:

And that was it! Sometimes you just have to reach out and offer to send a girl some undies in the mail. So, a cross continental care package swap was schemed and executed. We gave ourselves a budget of about $30, and ended up sending and receiving each other’s packages on almost the same day. I knew Caitlin’s Hubby was dying for some real Vermont Maple syrup, and Caitlin knew I needed some seamless undertrousers. The rest was to be a mystery! Here are the contents of my super awesome care package…

1.) Prickly Pear Jelly. I remember watching the Jungle Book as a kid and listening to Baloo sing about the bare necessities and prickly pears, and thinking …those can’t possibly be a real fruit. Prickly pear?!? Well guess what. Prickly pears are fricken delicious. I opened the little jar straight away, dove a knife into it, and ate a big scoop. Which was kinda risky since I’d never had it before. …but it taste like fruit gummy snacks. YUM!

2.) Virgin of Guadalupe Candle. I’ve always loved the imagery associated with the Virgin of Guadalupe. She’s a very beautiful religious relic of sorts. Plus she smells amazing. The candle simply says perfume scented. Someone find me some Virgin of Guadalupe perfume because I would like to smell just like her please.

3.) THE unmentionables! There were actually two packs of these, but the first pack has been expended already haha! They’re awesome!

4.) Sante Fe BBQ Sauce. I love that Caitlin included Sante Fe stuff. I’ve never been to the Western side of the country, so it’s awesome to get a little taste of it. …and I did taste the sauce. It’s delicious! Just a tad spicy for me, but I kept sneaking little bits anyways! The hubby, who is a big fan of spicy things, was very pleased 🙂

5.) Last in the care package were some all natural – made in the US – beef jerky snacks for Lucille. Lucille is a fan!! And she’s a notoriously picky eater.

THANK YOU CAITLIN!! I love all of it 🙂
I found all of the things right? …there was an awful lot of newspaper in there haha!


Sooooo long story short, it’s amazing the kinds of things can bud a friendship. You never know what connection you might have until you take a chance! Maybe I was just on twitter in the right place at the right time, but I like to think we were destined by fate. …and underpants.

Check out Caitlin’s blog post today to see the goodies I sent to her!



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