A few days ago, I received this envelope. Plain, yellow, unassuming.
No. Definitely not average.
You see, I hadn’t ordered anything in recent weeks – hadn’t sent for a cute piece of jewelry from Urban Outfitters or requested a catalogue from a specialty store. Instead, I received this envelope the real old-school way. Yup, that’s right. Hand-delivery.
My uncle passed the envelope on to me, like a baton in a track relay, and explained that this was just a little something from Cooking in Stilettos. He watched as I opened it up, examined my reaction every step of the way.
Inside was a copy of Bakerella‘s book, Cake Pops. Way cool! I’ve been hearing so much about this book since its release, in addition to being a regular reader of Bakerella’s blog and, in turn, seeing pictures from her book tour. Before I got the chance to flip through the glossy pages, he further advised me, “Look inside.”
And as soon as I did, I had a bit of an excuse-me-while-I-pick-my-jaw-up-off-the-floor moment.
Now, I didn’t have that strong of a reaction because of Bakerella’s status as a blogging celebrity (don’t get me wrong – I think she’s awesome!) Rather, I was amazed by the fact that someone – someone who I’ve never actually met – would go to such lengths and do such a kind gesture for me. As if buying a copy of the book wasn’t enough, but waiting on a long line to have it signed too? So sweet, considerate – personal.
I was, and still am, so flattered.
To me, this gesture said, “Welcome to the food-blogging community. We’re glad you’re here.”
Well, guess what? I’m glad I’m here, too.
For fear of becoming super cheesy any moment, I’m just about ready to end my rant. I just wanted to thank you, my readers, perhaps my fellow bloggers, and especially Cooking in Stilettos, for letting me be a part of this community.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much! (Only kidding!) :]