This isn’t what I had planned about writing this week (you’ll just have to wait until next week to read about unusual out of office e-mail responders), but when you get a gift based on a blog entry you wrote, you stop the presses.
After reading my blog a few weeks ago about my desire to make the fanny pack popular, my cousin Jeanne thought of me when she saw a sleek, stretchy, foldable fanny pack.
I now own an incredible little fanny pack that is cool and convenient, and I plan to use it often (especially while rollerblading or walking outside in the heat). Maybe I can even start a trend!
When the power of words moves people to action, it makes me feel like I’ve fulfilled my mission as a writer — one fanny pack at a time.
I’ve had a few other things come out of this blog.
- After writing about my fat, messy wallet, a friend of mine gave me a new, sexy, red wallet
- When I’m on the phone with a person who has read my blog, and the call gets disconnected, both parties now know my real, agreed-upon method for reclaiming the call
- When getting my picture taken, more and more “photographers-because-you-were-in-the-right-place” now know the proper way to make photo subjects look amazing
Thank you, Jeanne, for the lovely gift; and thank you, The Internet, for allowing me to use writing to make a difference, even in infinitesimally small ways.