Open Letters

Hi ya πŸ™‚ I’m trying something new today & linking up with Julie from A Hopeful Hood for a few short Open Letters!

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Dear Baby Brother,
Thanks for visiting home so frequently this month. You’re helping Mom, Dad, and I live in our state of denial about your college graduation and upcoming wedding.


. . .

Dear Make-Up,
Thank you for providing coverage when I blush. I am a blushing fool: when I’m overwhelmed or when I’m anger or when I’m in a conversation with someone new… It’s so annoying. But you- you darling blend of cream and paste- you cover up those burning pink cheeks and make me look like a normal, calm, functioning adult. So thanks.

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Dear AMC,
Thank you for playing old episodes of The Rifleman on Saturday mornings. It’s my adult version of Saturday morning cartoons and I’m so obsessed. It reminds me of John Wayne movies that my dad and I watch/ed together.

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Dear Legs,
I feel like I owe you a love letter… I’ve put you through so much these last three weeks with 5am workouts and jogging on a treadmill. Honestly, I didn’t have much faith in you (shin splints, weak ankles, tight calves) but you’ve been the real MVP these last few weeks and I’m proud to call you my legs.

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Dear Stomach,
You could learn a thing or two from my legs. See how my calves are shaping up and slimming down? Feel free to follow suit.

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Dear Jo (the bachelorette),
How do you not get a bad vibe from Drunk Canada and Douche-y Realtor? This is my first time really watching The Bachelorette so maybe you’re supposed to keep the guys that you feel would make the absolute worst husbands/friends/humans…? I’m not 100% sure how this works.


. . .

Dear GOP,
Four months ago y’all were like, “No Tr*mp. We don’t support Tr*mp!” but now that he’s the only red fish flopping on the beach you’re all like, “We need to rally behind this monster man!” Nothing says politics like flip-floppers. Have some self respect.

. . .

Thanks for hosting the link-up, Robyn & Julie!


A Hopeful Hood

22 thoughts on “Open Letters

  1. Rebecca Jo May 27, 2016 / 8:24 am

    I totally think those idiots on the Bachelor are the producers picks. I listen to a podcast & they say that the producers get a few picks until the numbers get down to a smaller number. Only reasonable answer.

    I need that same letter to go to my abs.

    I say the same thing about Trump. Wasn’t it just a few months ago people were making jokes about him & now, people are all like, He’s our guy! This is a nightmare of a Presidential election.


    • Louise May 27, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      UGH. I seriously can’t stand the election. It all still feels like a really horrible joke. I turn off any station or channel that airs an interview or newscast on Tr*mp. I don’t want any part of that media frenzy!

      I’m glad to know that chances are Jo was forced into keeping some of the idiots. What a shame. Some of the guys that went home seemed really normal and nice. Oh well. That’s TV-love for ya πŸ˜‰


  2. Julie Hood May 27, 2016 / 8:33 am

    I love all your letters!!!! 5 am workouts?! Teach me your WAYS. I’m startlingly unmotivated. Those gifs are hilarious!! Also. I can’t even think about Trump being president. My friend had a goldfish that would be an equally qualified candidate. (Canada, here we come…)


    • Louise May 27, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Thanks, Julie! (And thanks for hosting!) 5am workouts have been… neglected this week. But it’s only because my husband has had to put in early hours at work! We’ll be back at it and one schedule next week, haha!


  3. Elyse May 27, 2016 / 8:48 am

    I love this idea! I laughed out loud with your stomach letter….I so wish I could motivate myself to workout in the morning instead of just lazing around for 2 hours. You rock!


    • Louise May 27, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      I am not GREAT at getting myself to workout… A lot of the “motivation” come from my husband saying, “Ok, let’s go.” Ha!


  4. shelldbell May 27, 2016 / 9:12 am

    The Rifleman ❀

    The Canadian douchebag is FOR SURE a producer pick. They always have to keep the drunk crazies around for a few rounds until they self-destruct just enough for some good drama. I hate that I know this.

    This election season is why I've completely renounced the GOP. No backbone whatsoever. It's disgusting.


    • Louise May 27, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      I just so totally love that you grew up on The Rifleman. As an adult, I find him ridiculously attractive. Maybe it’s just the cowboy boots… or that jawline. Either way, there’s my confession for the day πŸ˜‰

      I consider myself to have many liberal social views, but I lean right when it comes to the economy and taxes… So let’s say I’m moderate. I am the voter that both sides try to win over in an election (although I think I’m registered as a Republican). Regardless, I can’t stand what the GOP is doing. It’s childish and horrifying and 100% bad for this country. If they truly cared about the country (verses their stupid party) they wouldn’t be doing this. GRR.


  5. Mattie May 27, 2016 / 11:46 am

    I’m watching the Bachelorette too for the first time since like high school! And it’s all because of Jordan Rodgers, aka Aaron Rodgers’ brother (my husband is a huge Packers fan). So I’m like totally obsessed with Jordan and want her to pick him. Ha! But really, Chad and the Canadian…UGH. I also think she made a huge mistake sending home that guy who said in his little exit interview that he really wishes the best for her and hopes she picks someone who treats her right or whatever. (Even though I still wouldn’t want him to win because Jordan.)

    I think it’s so crazy that the GOP is all over the place. I’ve seen some of them actually deregistering as Republicans so they could vote in the Democratic primary, and then you see the other ones that just abandon their anti-Trump stance and are like, “Eh, good enough.” I’m so terrified that he might possibly win.


    • Louise May 27, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Hahaha, I love your reason for watching. I don’t have a good reason for watching other than it gives me a few hours each week to myself (K runs off to bed) with a glass of wine and popcorn. And the guys are pretty ok to look at. Hahaha!!

      I have WAY more respect for the Republicans that are still shaking their heads “no” about Tr*mp than the one’s that are like, “We’ll do ANYTHING for the party.” Like, when did the party become more important than the country? Give me a freakin’ break. Sorry, GOP. I will vote for a rock before I vote for your stupid monster of a nominee.


  6. erin (everything with love) May 27, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    this is such a cute idea. I’d have to include letters to popcorn, la croix water, warm weather, and the great british bakeoff reruns. how exciting does my life sound?


    • Louise May 31, 2016 / 11:10 am

      I mean… I wrote a letter to the Bachelorette soooooo…. I have no room to judge. Hahaha!


  7. Olya @ The Siberian American May 27, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    I’m amazed at your 5 a.m. workouts! That’s so fantastic! Also, I totally think the stupid picks on the Bachelorette are because the producers make her do it to cause more drama.


    • Louise May 31, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Oh man… Don’t be to impressed. We’ve been dragging our feet this week b/c of holidays and extra work loads. Still going, but not as often as we’d like!


  8. charlenemarie11 May 30, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I used to write open letters on the blog all the time! I never knew this link up existed. Thanks for introducing me!


    • Louise May 31, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Julie just started! This is only the second one! You should link-up next month!!


  9. Robyn B May 31, 2016 / 8:09 am

    “i’m proud to call you my legs” hahahaha and amen to your stomach letter…same here! why are they so stubborn?!
    andddd i really don’t know what is going to happen if Trump becomes president…. scary, scary thought!

    thanks for linking up some funny letters & GIFs! πŸ™‚


    • Louise May 31, 2016 / 11:24 am

      Ha. I am SO irritated by my body’s response to working out. Honestly, I feel my muscles getting stronger, but the weight is definitely NOT falling off. Hahaha! (As I type this I’m eating a cupcake…)
      Ugh. I hope this country isn’t wacky enough to make him president. But then again, I can’t believe he’s this close. UGHHH.


  10. Emily (@embergreyblog) May 31, 2016 / 10:27 am

    hahaha!! Loved this! Especially the Bachelorette letter, so hilarious. (The GIFs are amazing!)


    • Louise May 31, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Ha, thanks Emily! It’s my first time watching that show… I like to think of it as a mindless guilty pleasure. I usually avoid dramatic TV! Ha!


  11. chelsea @ the new wifestyle May 31, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    your ‘dear legs’ completely cracked me up and i am glad they are showing you love and your ‘dear GOP’ made me like eveeeeen more!


    • Louise June 1, 2016 / 8:32 am

      Hahaha. Thanks to marching band my legs have always cooperated. (In high school I had no idea that my stomach was A-ok, too. What I wouldn’t give for that tummy/weight now! Haha!)


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