14 April 2009

An Open Letter to Myself, 10 Minutes Before Writing First "Open Letter" Post

Dear Past Shawn,

1 out of 4 bloggers are already doing the "Open Letter" gimmick. Please reconsider.

Love,
Future Shawn

P.S. Saturday's winning Lotto numbers are 12-19-26-39-41-49

29 comments:

freetheunicorns said...

I guess I'm that 1 out of 4 bloggers. Oh well. I still like open letters.

Kirsten said...

That's so sweet that you write "love" at the end of letters to yourself! :)

Steph said...

I'm totally using those number's for the lotto on Wednesday. If I win, I promise to give you 20%-30% of my winnings (unless i only win $5, in which case I will write you a nice note).

Heather Cherry said...

Aw, dang it! They are?! I'm so screwed. Why didn't one of the Shawns warn ME?

Margo said...

Future Shawn has as nice ring to it. Thanks for the warning. I think we are to live and and blog our lives like an open letter, so just leave off a salutation. You are very polite to yourself with the love and the "please reconsider". Be sure to keep doing that.

Jenn Thorson said...

Does Future Shawn travel in a DeLorean? Inquiring minds want to know.

Stickman said...

You're gonna have to call in Present Shawn to cast the tie breaking vote.

Thinkinfyou said...

I've never seen this done in a post before!

Lady Sarcasm said...

Dear Shawn,

I like short posts, but not letters, unless they are the snail mail kind. Ok, I take that back, aren't blog on big whopper of an open letter to the internet world? Seems to me they are, and if you question the missing Dear and Sincerely additions to normal posts, well they aren't there because grammar and punctuation is out the window 'round the world. Just so ya know. :)

Sincerely,
Lady Sarcasm

P.S. That may or may not have made sense to us both.

Funnyrunner said...

Oh, come now... are you going to be like Al Gore insuating that he invented the internet? Was it you who invented open letters?

Funnyrunner said...

insinuating, that is...

Marissa said...

What does the Dentist recommend? (that might only make sense to readers in the U.S?? - or maybe nobody.)

dizzblnd said...

nooooooooooo don't stop I LOVE your open letters They kill me!

Tina said...

I totally noticed that too! But I didn't want to be the one to say anything.

Winky Twinky said...

Hmmmm....I see through your saran wrap..... lottery numbers are bogus...just as I suspected... Do not allow so called "open letters" to come between *old Shawn* and *new Shawn*.... you weaken yourself..or so says the newest link of international crime....Old Shawn and new Shawn must find common ground.....or face the consequences....(add vergage from GodFather Part 1: I don't have any, sorry)..(Improv: I'm Your Huckleberry...... from Tombstone)....

AmyOops said...

hey share the winnings!

Shawn said...

FTU: And I didn't even know about yours, so the ratio may be even higher than I suspected.

Kirsten: Well if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you are.

Steph: What's this 20 OR 30%? Let's nail down a number, here.

Heather: yep, you might want to hop in a time machine, and not just to find old ads.

Margo: Yeah, that makes sense. And why be rude to myself?

Jenn: He does not, as he does not know where to find plutonium.

Shawn said...

Stickman: But Present Shawn IS Future Shawn, you see? Hell, now I'm confused...

Thinkinfyou: Well finally some originality!

Lady Sarcasm: It did make sense, strangely enough. And yeah, I figured a short post was due after yesterday's novel.

Funnyrunner: Well...I won't deny that your post was my inspiration, but no, I'm definitely not insinuating that I invented open letters. In fact, seems just about everyone was doing them before me. Except for Heather. She stole the idea from me.

Marissa: 4 out of 5 say--time to quit!

Dizz: Well...they might show up again. Who cares about being unique anyway?

Tina: Thanks...just gonna let me keep looking like a fool, eh?

Winky: I'm...no, I'm not even going to try.

Amy: Knowing Past Shawn, he probably doesn't even have a dollar to go buy a damn ticket.

Heather Cherry said...

Why, I never! *feigning mock outrage* It appears that your first open letter post was waaaaaaay back in February of THIS YEAR, whereas mine was only as recently as October of LAST YEAR. And don't forget, you even went so far as to steal the Nickelback open letter idea from inside my very BRAIN!

Heather Cherry said...

P.S. Shall I use my DeLorean to go back in time and find old ads and warn myself about open letter posts? Oh yeah, I tooootally have one of those cars. So, yeah. That's where that is.

brookeamanda said...

I must say, I thought I was so damn original doing the "open letter" thing...then I discovered a hundred other bloggers do it, too. And you know what? I'M NOT GOING TO STOP DOING IT!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Open letters can be so freeing! But always best to listen to your inner voice.

Heather Cherry said...

Me neither, Brooke!

*fist bump*

Chris said...

Is it weird to write a letter of abuse to yourself? I often do that. I suspect my psychiatrist doesn't approve but hey, one part of me enjoys it.

alantru said...

Dear Present Shawn,

Don't listen to Past Shawn or Future Shawn.

Present Shawn... I have important information about your future and your past. But only I can tell you. Not future Shawn, not Past Shawn. Ignore them both.

signed Past/Present/Future Alan

Shawn said...

Heather: This again? I have in my hands a copy of McCall's magazine dated March 1952. Inside, "An Open Letter to the Brooklyn Dodgers", written by yours truly. This is fact. It is indisputable.

Brooke: Well, they're still published here (and I'm not a millionaire), so I guess Past Shawn didn't get the message. Anyway, yeah, I might still trot them out, even if 4 out of 4 bloggers do them.

Candy's: Well...not always. Sometimes mine says some pretty weird shit.

Chris: I'm not the best judge, but I think it's okay.

Alan: Anything you can say to me, you can say to all of us.

Heather Cherry said...

Nice try. Not buying it!

And I guess the stats ARE 4 in 4 bloggers if those 4 bloggers are you, Brooke, the unicorn dude and me. And we're all awesome, so... I don't see the problem here.

RockstarMama said...

I wish future me would tell me where I found my keys.

Shawn said...

Heather: I guess you have a point. Originality is overrated anyway.

Rockstar: Yeah...been there.