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Friday, June 19, 2009

Dear So and So...Numero Cinco!

Dear Hawt Plumber,

Thanks for coming to replace my toilet.  It only took you 7 weeks to get around to it.  Apparently when you couldn't find it in the original color you just thought I wouldn't want a toilet at ALL and neglected to inform ANYONE.  You are forgiven now, cause I have a toilet.

Hooray for options! Kat

Dear Person Who Taught LaLa to say Bow-Chicka-Wow-Wow,

Dude!  Not funny (ok, well it is, but as a mother I have to say it isn't funny)!  Let us just hope I never have to explain THAT one in polite company.

Totally embarrassed,  Kat

Dear UK light bulbs,

At first I thought the previous tenants had figured out an ingenious way to make all my lights burn out within days of each other.  Now I realize that you are just incredibly crappy.  I have NEVER had to replace this many light bulbs in my life.  This is getting ridiculous!  I have spent a small fortune on light bulbs!

Frustrated, Kat (oh BTW, I am sitting in the dark writing this because I have NO lights in my lounge now!)

Dear KiKi,

Dancing nude when you are 3 is cute.  When you are 18 it becomes a less than desirable profession.  Keep that in mind.

Love, Mom

Dear The Man,

I am so so so so so so so so glad you are back from Sweden.  This past couple weeks was at best controlled chaos.  Even though you have only been  home less than 24 hours, things feel back to normal.

I love you, Kat

Dear All My Lovely Participants,

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Love Ya Mean It, Kat

Dear So and So...


Anonymous said...

Ooooh! I've totally got some Dear So and So's in my head!

Oh, wanna know a nice toilet story? (who doesn't). So we had our floors redone and they had to take our toilets out to lay in the new floors. Well then they couldn't figure out how to get the toilets back in. yeah. We didn't have working toilets. They gave up an left. We had to wait for our brother in law, who luckily knew about fixtures, to come and fix them. Turns out all they needed were longer screws to account for the new floors. We were pissed!

American in Britain said...

Our bathroom hasn't been done and it was promised when we moved in 8 months ago. Oh, well. No need to guess we won't be renewing the contract.

As for the lightbulbs, are your wires OK? We've been using the same lightbulbs we installed when we first moved in - the energy efficient light bulbs that costs us 39p at Lidl's. Then we found them for 29p at Morrison's. Be sure to check whether they are the bayonet or the screw type.

Michelloui said...

Again, chuckling my way through this post. I was thinking about your wiring as well, re light bulbs. They shouldn't burn out so quickly!

Ive linked to your post on Birthday Lunches in my recent post. Hope you're ok with that!

Dorset Dispatches said...

Try the energy efficient ones, they tend to go on forever. We're having the same problem here...

Glad the loo is fixed though!

Only Aman said...

here is a lightbulb tip that makes them last longer. Use a tissue or a cloth or wear a glove when installing them. DO NOT TOUCH THEM WITH YOUR FINGERS, because the oil from your skin is what makes them wear down so fast. We have not had to replace bulbs for years because of that.

I will have to remind my 1.7 and 3 year old girls about the dancing profession.

Thans for the laughs Kat!


Unknown said...

hahaha! So funny :)


Bobby G said...

I feel like a kid friendly version of Bow Chicka wow wow is brown chicken brown cow, the munchkin can say that and it doesnt seem as bad, also is someone a few bdays away from her 1st set of clear heels? lol

Badass Geek said...

I have tall ceilings, and changing lightbulbs is a major pain in my ass.

Mango Girl said...

I love your letters!

Unknown said...

Found you via Captain Dumbass and love what I see; will be visiting often.

Mom in High Heels said...

We have the same problem in Germany with our light bulbs. They are constantly burning out. Even the crazy expensive "energy efficient" kind. Drives me mad!
Indy likes to dance naked too. I never thought of the future consequences. Thanks for adding that to my list of concerns. ;)

Momo Fali said...

I love this series! I can't wait to see who will be on the receiving end of your little notes.

Wendy said...

I have a friend who is going to make me some Biltong (South African dried salami) if I donate them my old non-environmentally friendly light bulbs. Sounds like a great deal to me - Biltong is super yummy and am meant to be replacing bust bulbs with enviro ones anyways ☺

Cammie said...

ohhh, FUN!

Anonymous said...

So cute, I hate when lightbulbs all break at once... ugh.

Captain Dumbass said...

What about 30-ish year old men who like to dan- never mind.

Anonymous said...

What I love is how the burning out of all lightbulbs in a room simultaneously also triggers the circuit breaker. Super duper electrical system, Britain!

Lisa said...

So exactly how is she supposed to pay her way through college? And then the other one can walk behind her going Bow-Chicka-WOW-WOW!

Ok, seriously, funny stuff, and I would have big issue with someone teaching my kid that too. (between giggles of course.)

E @ Scottsville said...

Kat, this looks like SUCH a fun meme! I will try to join in next week. Do you play every Friday????

I gotta know!!! Loved it!

PS - I came over from Cammie @ House of No Sleep's blog.


Sam said...

If I write a letter can I mail it, too? Because I have some very strong words for them women who hang out at the public pool and I want to make sure they read it.
Awesome idea!

for a different kind of girl said...

Perhaps England doesn't want us to go globally green and has some kind of sinister plot in mind starting with light bulbs. Very clever, England. Very clever indeed.

Reinvent Dad said...

I suppose you can take comfort that your computer monitor was not make in the UK.

Have a great weekend!

Vic said...

Bow Chicka Wow Wow!

Our lightbulbs all flicker like a scene from Clockwork Orange for days and then go out all at once. I'm with you - there's some evil conspiracy going on.

Ahahgshene said...

"Bow-Chicka-Wow-Wow" thats so funny! i do hope you dont have to explain to her what that mean though

steenky bee said...

I need to jump on the Dear So and So train. Tell me, was your plumber really hawt? I can hear the porn music in the background now!

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

I wrote my own "Dear" letter today, then found your blog! How fun!

Good words of wisdom to Kiki! Lol

Laura McIntyre said...

Its horrible when the other half goes away , when do us mums get to do it?

Yah on the toilet ,ours was broke for months and only recently fixed which is wonderful (well it was the flusher which did not work right )

Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

Dear Kat,

Sorry for missing my Dear So and So. I'll be better next week. I promise!!!


Eastern Reflections said...

Maybe I missed that post, but I want to know more about this "Hawt Plumber"......please give us more details instead of saying "Hawt Plumber"...... :-p


Linda said...

Oh...this is just what I needed!
Can't wait to start my "Dear So and So..."

Jenni said...

three cheers for toilets!

Brandy@YDK said...

I love the dear so and so's. I may have to participate next time. I'll have to write them in my head.