Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scavenger Hunt - Sharp

Do letter openers need to be sharp? Only sharp enough to cut the paper. This is a letter opener I got from an ex-boyfriend I dated during college. The very fact that I had it during college makes it an antique, but I think it was antique before that. I'm actually selling it on ebay. I may contribute some of the proceeds of the sale to a certain canoeing gnome if he promises to write posts while on his trip (that's kind of like letters, at least these days). Ah, the old art of letter writing... Even though I'm downsizing and cutting crap out of my life, I'll keep some old letters I've kept for 20 years already now. It's just so nice to have them.


evil-e said...

They are sharp enough for the scavenger hunt.

I do have a question: How did the letter opener go over as a gift? I do not think too many girls would really care for that.

NoRegrets said...

Remember this was in the days of letter writing. And much of our relationship was via mail, so the thought of having a nice letter opener was very nice and somewhat romantic. So I liked it. But then again, I'm not a typical girl either.

Tara said...

I love the design on it!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Dear NoRegrets,

I was delighted to hear your story about the letter opener.

I do agree that letter writing has become a lost art. Once, there was a time when I would correspond with my school girlfriends over the summer using letters and little gifts. Alas, those romantic days are lost forever in this era of instant messaging any where in the world.

This generation is just not going to know the joys of selecting a nice paper for a letter, dropping in a little trinket, and eagerly awaiting replies.

-- I stepped away for a moment, and upon re-reading what I have written so far, I now realize I am the oldest man in the world. I will not continue to bore you with my stories of yesteryear. However, I do hope you'll reply at your convenience and let me know how the bike riding has been going.


Gyuss Baaltar

NoRegrets said...

Dear Gnome,

Thanks so much for your note. It is wonderful to hear from you.

We are both older than dirt, that is true. I rarely included trinkets, and didn't even spray perfume on the paper, but I did usually pour my heart and soul into letters, and was able to do so since it takes so much time to hand-write something. Most of the time, letters were much more deliberate.

Riding is going quite well, thank you. It feels wonderful, though very tiring to start up again after such a hiatus. I fear it will impact my back/neck, but we shall see.

All the best, and hope to hear from you soon.


laura b. said...

That is really pretty. I think it is exactly as sharp as it should be.

Churlita said...

It's really beautiful. I hope you get some decent cash for it.