I did a mighty cleaning of my desk tonight. It was to the point where I was moving stacks of papers from my desk to my bed and back again each day just to get to my computer. That is a bit ridiculous, right? Right.
So I purged.
And look who I found!!!
Flat Rachel! Years and years and years ago my friends and I got together and made flat versions of ourselves to send out on grand adventures. Inspired, natch, by Flat Stanley, who was flattened by a bulletin board and then shipped off in an envelope to visit a friend across the country. His mom packed him a lunch for the trip and just put it in the envelope with him. Clever.
I clearly used creative license because my hair has never looked that luxurious. Nor did I ever own a sweater like that. And I'm not so much of a dork to wear my camera around my neck, unless it's for laughs. Let's say that Flat Rachel is doing it for laughs and forgive her. But I do own red shoes and ill-fitting jeans. Also, don't you just love how Wee Chinese Rachel is looking over her shoulder. No doubt whispering Secrets of the Orient in her ear. And yes, I keep WCR up in that nook all the time. I sometimes need reminding that I'm a happy person by nature and if that picture can't convince me then nothing can.
I think it may be time for Flat Rachel to have an adventure. Any takers? I'll mail her to you and you take her around the neighborhood to see the sights and document it, then you send her back and email me the pictures and I post the best ones right here and we can all live vicariously through you and your awesome life. It doesn't matter if you live near or far, she is up for anything. And the more the merrier. This can be Flat Rachel's Summer of Fun.
There are a few rules though. 1.) You must promise to send her back. 2.) And to do so in a timely manner. None of this holding on to her for months business. I say this because I have been known to do just that due to my fear of postal workers. 3.) You must treat her as an out of town guest, meaning you must do something fun to entertain her, like go out to eat or to a museum or the beach. I'm not saying you have to be extravagant, just a little creative. I'm pretty sure you'll thank me for it later.