Letter #35: Things I Want You to Know, Part 8

Dear Long Hair
It's been quite a few years since this librarian could pull her hair up into a ponytail. I like how straight you can get in the morning. I love how easy it is to pin you back when the wind whips my face on a walk. It's good to have you back, but we have to get these split ends in control.

Dear Man at Starbucks (last seen before Christmas 2011),
I'm afraid I am going to have give you up. I haven't seen your head tattoo in months and we're well on our way into 2012 now. I think people sometimes mistake my interest in you as a anonymous crush. But in reality it's more of a curiosity. I'd like to sit down and here the tale of the spider crawling by your ear. I like to think that someone shares the covers with you at night. And perhaps you collect something silly. Not creepy like Precious Moments figurines. But maybe spoons from all of the National Parks you've been to. But until I see you again, I don't know if I have anything else to say.

Dear Eat N' Park Cookies,
You're terrible. And I know this is against Pittsburgh-religion to say this. But I just want it to be on record that I am not a fan. Yes, I'm looking at you, Smilie. Give me Frownie the Brownie anyday.

Dear The Voice,
You're not really my type. But I can't quit you. I love your positive attitude. I love that Carson Daly is relevant again. I love that Blake Shelton is just about the most attractive man on TV. I love that you aren't American Idol. I don't actually remember what nights you're on...but when I find you, I get giddy.

Dear Oxford Comma,
Why at 30 have I just started to realize you amazing persona? I'm finding myself using you more and more. And quite frankly, it's a little thrilling. You just make sense. Forgive me when I drop you. But you're quietly becoming a staple of my life, I do believe.

Dear March,
You're almost here. And I'm pretty excited. You just might be the calm before the storm that is April-May-June. I try not to have any expectations. But if you're looking for things to pack for your journey, perhaps you can bring: some hilarious times with friends, one amazing, evening with a lot of alcohol, a romantic date (keep in mind my standards of romance), a cute green outfit, and a new bed.

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