{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Yellow Belt Loerke, last night you said your favorite thing about your room growing up was having enough space to practice karate. This comment was followed by 4 junk punches and 10 roundhouse kicks in our living room. Dear BRod, yesterday you brought us a bag of freshly picked snap beans from your garden. We think your first fruits are d-to-the-licious. Dear Pioneer Woman, this weekend Husband declared that your Blackberry Cobbler is now his favorite dessert. OF ALL TIME. (And he hasn't even tried your Cinnamon Rolls). Dear Husband, I'm a Swifferaholic, prefer lukewarm tea over hot coffee, and am currently sleeping in enough clothes to keep an army of Eskimo's warm at night. Thanks for loving all parts of me. To the moon!

What was your favorite thing about your room growing up? (Someone please say NKOTB posters and bunk beds).

29 comments:

The Coons Family said...

Yes, I had a NKOTB life size cutout that I adored! :) I loved closing the door to my room so I could play my music and pretend I was a rock star the most.

Han said...

Well my bed till I was about 13 was part of a set of bunk beds - I had the top bunk and my brother had the bottom (Except his was in his room lol) We'd sleep in a bunk bed when we went camping in the caravan.

The best thing about my bedroom was that I could dance lots and lots also I had a big desk so I could write at it lots - well at least when it was tidy!

The first band poster I had on my wall was Spice Girls!

Ames said...

BUNK BEDS!! shared a room with my little brother- we would get on the top bunk, and put the bottom mattress on the floor....use our blankets as parachutes and jump off trying to fly over and over again. also, smearking boogers on the wall was quite fun.

Michelle (michabella) said...

I loved having bunk beds!!!

Ashley said...

Sharing with my sister! So many of my favorite memories of growing up are the times we stayed up waaaaay past bed time talking and laughing.

We were just a little bit young for NKOTB but you can bet those walls were adorned with all manner of BSB paraphernalia.

Michelle said...

bunkbeds (my little sister and I switched top and bottom every six months. Big sister got her own bed) and a Dukes of Hazzard poster (I'm a little older than you Emily).

Jennifer K said...

My room had a built in desk/dresser. Underneath the desk was big enough for my brother and me to build badass forts. I slept in there many a night, it was awesome!!

courtney said...

seriously thought jordan knight was my future husband as i kissed his poster above my bed before i went to sleep at night. was that tmi?

amanda said...

My awesome Dad made the top of my closet into a loft...complete with a ladder to get up there and a lamp so I could read. You add my Kelloggs sleeping bag and it was a totally rad hide out and reading spot! Plus...there were rainbows and unicorns everywhere!

Karen I said...

I had a small TV and Coleco-Vision (Atari rival) in my room. (Yes, I'm THAT old.) Whenever I wanted to buy a new game cartridge, I would remind my parents so earnestly how video games improved eye-hand coordination. Sometimes they pretended they believed me and let me buy a game.

Stacy said...

I loved my record player where I played Strawberry Shortcake exercise routine records and Disney movie soundtracks, my Smurf alarm clock (Hey Sleepyhead! It's time to wake up and get going. Come on now, big stretch and out of bed. Hurry because it's going to be a beautiful Smurfy day! And don't forget to wind the clock 'cause we'll have lots to do tomorrow, too!), and my guinea pigs, Broccoli and Artichoke.

New Balance said...

NKOTB hot pink wall phone with all their faces on it! Just ask AKD about our neighborhood obsession with NKOTB...it was borderline creepy.

Sister Lynn said...

Bunk beds...and striped yellow, green and orange wall paper!

Anonymous said...

I can't say I LOVED it but growing up in the '70's, my dad installed shag carpet with lime green, yellow and orange shags(?). So he painted our little cheap dressers...one yellow base with green drawers and orange knobs, one orange base with yellow drawers and green knobs and one...you guessed it, green base, orange drawers, and yellow knobs. Yep, three girls sharing a room. NEATO!

Teresa said...

The closet.

My sisters and I shared a room and we set up a "library" in our closet -complete with date stamps, those little brown envelopes in the backs of our books and check out cards. We spent hours borrowing each-other's books or just hanging around reading in there.

You guys with bunk beds are making me jealous!

I think it was the company that made it so fun.

Kayla said...

The top shelf of my closet had a little door that led into the attic and I would pretend I was a spy or secret agent and would sneak up there and hide out with a book.

Abbey said...

My room was painted sky blue with clouds and had long white, billowy curtains. I remember on lazy hot summer afternoons, hearing my dad mowing the lawn and being lulled to sleep by watching the curtains dance in the breeze and the sound of the lawn motor and feeling perfectly safe and content.

Miss Mandi said...

I didn't have carpet, so with socks on I was a twirly ballerina or a figure skater...
Most of the time I would do that instead of cleaning my room.

annie h. said...

my sister had NKOTB posters and sheets. one day, she refused to let me play with her and so i was left to myself. i went into her room, saw the puff paints and decided to puff paint EVERYTHING in the room - NKOTB memorabilia included.

Mr. Steve said...

Has to be the mini basketball hoop and mini trampoline. We had dunk contests that put the NBA to shame (or at least we thought so)!

Anna said...

Lime green shag carpeting. It was perfect turf for my brother and I to play matchbox cars.

Stephanie said...

I loved all the closet and under-the-bed space I had. Why? So that when I was supposed to be cleaning my room, I could play instead until five minutes were left and then shove it out of sight.

Stephanie said...

Hey, this time it put my name instead of "ZigZagKitty"! :)

cait said...

oh heck yes. My walls had NKOTB on them, my toy chest had a NKOTB doll, and my dresser drawer may or may not have had a NKOTB sweater in it. ;) But overall, my favorite was the window that has a view of the 80 acre farm I grew up on. Nothing compares. And even better...i'm married and in my own "home" now...but my mom and dad still claim it as "my bedroom". love that.

caroline | surprised by joy said...

My favorite thing was the giant mural my mom stenciled on my wall. It was a whole little town, with houses and trees and a church. My dad used it to tell me stories before I went to sleep. :)

Today's Letters said...

the coons fam, a life sized cardboard cutout? i would have been j-to-the-ealous.

han, spice girls. i should have known! i remember the first time a friend on my soccer team introduced me to wannabe. i was never the same.

ames, i'll take blanket parachutes over boogers any day ;)

michelle & michelle2, sarah and i would switch on and off but i loved the top bunk best.

ash, have you heard the news? check it: http://www.nkotbsb.com/

jennifer k, sarah and i used to make ninja turtle mobiles out of cardboard boxes. i remember falling asleep in them several times. also our blow up pool canoe. i was weird.

court, too funny. although i have a feeling you're not alone ;)

amanda, i'm convinced that every kid needs a lofted reading hide out. esp one with rainbows and uni's.

karen, re: coleco-vision, i'm afraid i'm gonna have to buy a vowel. atari had just come out when i was 5 (i think?) but i love it that you just taught me something new!

stacy, you get two points for having guinea pigs named broccoli and artichoke.

new balance, this is something i will indeed ask AKD about. thanks for the insider info :)

sister lynn, your wallpaper needs to meet anony's shag carpeting and dressers.

teresa, i loved reading about your library! what a great idea for kids. will tuck that one in my back pocket.

kayla, you should have gone over to amanda's for reading hour.

abbey, loved the picture you painted in my head of your room. there's no better thing than feeling safe and content.

mandi, you must have had enough space like husband's room. i likey.

sweet annie, oh no you di-n't ... for real? this one made me laugh.

mr. steve, ten points for being the only dude to comment on today's post. four points for having a mini tramp.

anna, sarah and i preferred to play with micro machines over barbies. cars go vroom vroom. barbies say i've got a runner in my pantyhose.

steph, your comment reminded me of the radiator we would hide our pbj crust behind. hidden spaces = magical. ps, nice to meet you zigzagsteph.

cait, you grew up on an 80 acre farm? what a gift! (not to mention your nkotb shiz.

caroline, what a great memory with your daddy. loved your comment.

Kathy said...

NKOTB - I must be way old. Hmm. Whatever that is, I didn't have it. I did however have way cool pink trim. Weird, I know. Mom took a pink tissue to the paint store and whew the trim turned out a much brighter, almost hot pink color. Guess the technology wasn't there to match colors very well. I loved it anyway and my grandma made me a quilt, pink of course, so it was all good. I was the only girl and had my own room, no bunk beds, but lots of furniture, a crowded room, and I had lots of things to display. I was a stuff queen in the making, I guess. Oh and I liked my very organized closet. Not sure where that part of me has gone. It's a jungle in there now. I liked my room.

Han said...

I was into the spice girls and other cheesy pop till my friend introduced me to Alanis Morisette - I've never been quite the same since lol.

Shandell said...

I had a trundle bed that had belonged to my mom + aunt when they were growing up. It was perfect for having a friend sleepover. I brought it with me to one of my first apartments and had it til I ws 23!

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