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- Kenneth A. Wells

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- Helen Keller

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Showing you.... my mailbox, um, deposit thingy

I decided to pay Carletta from Round The Bend a visit again this morning because the time I spent on her porch yesterday was so lovely... and I found day one of a fun photography project that Robert from Thoughts of a Father is hosting. The project begins today - can you believe I'm actually getting in on the ground level of a thingy!?! I'm so cool.

OK... so basically, it works like this: Robert assigns a "topic" for a photo everyday for a week. He wants us to show him our stuff-he-wants-to-see. You don't have to post everyday (Robert is loose with his rules - I like and respect that). But I do think he expects everyone that participates to have fun (this is a rule I can get with).

Today's topic is: my mailbox. Well, not "mine" per say... I mean he certainly doesn't expect everyone to trudge up to my front door and take pictures of my mailbox... that would be odd! And creepy! *shudders*

We don't have a classic mailbox like you find by the side of the road. Ours is a slot in the frontdoor. It's just the right size for letters, postcards, a Victoria's Secret catalogue,... what?

Unfortunately I have yet to figure out how to block bills and junk-mail from making it's way through the slot. Maybe I could train the dogs to "deal" with those... if they could stop napping that is. Ahem!



So here it is... my mailbox/slot/deposit thingy.



And you never know what might be peering at you from the other side...


Do stop in and visit Robert and the other participants via Mr Linky. Tell him Anndi sent you via priority mail.

30 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Hey, somebody stuck a face in your mailbox slot.

dianne - bunny trails said...

LOL! Fun shot! :D

Anndi said...

Charles: I hope it doesn't get stuck that way... my mother warned me about that you know.

Dianne: This project really is fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Bazza said...

Yeah mine is boring like yours and yet you made it interesting. I need to get more creative!

Quilldancer said...

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Carletta said...

Oh, arent't you the sweetest for saying such nice things. I so thank you for your visits and comments.
I have enjoyed your sense of humor in your posts and in the comments on other blogs I've seen today. I've been smiling a lot.
Love the mailbox shot - clever idea. Pretty peeking blue eyes!

Akelamalu said...

Is that you peering out, or someone peering in?? LOL

jenboglass said...

I always thought it would be nice to have one of those mail slot things. They always have them in the movies.

Rebecca said...

Cool! I love those eyes.

Robin said...

Fun shot! Whose gorgeous eyes are those?

Brian o vretanos said...

No-one in Britain has mailboxes - it's all slots in the door like yours, though we do call them "letter boxes", even though they're not boxes.

I don't mind junk mail too much - it's a lot better than junk phone calls and cold callers knocking on the door.

Anndi said...

Bazza: Thanks, but I do think your front door itself is quite pretty.

Quilldancer: Thanks for stopping by.

Carletta: No, thank you for being so welcoming. And thanks for the kind comments as well. Glad I could make you smile.
They are pretty aren't they?

Akelamalu: hehehe, someone peeking out actually ;)

Jenbo: comes in handy when you go on vacation.

Rebecca: Thank you, I happen to be very found of those baby blues...

Robin: Thanks! The eyes belong to my Chicklet! She was giggling the whole time.

Brian: I wonder why they're called boxes...
I object to all three, actually... although cold callers do come in handy when I need to feed my man-eating plant.

June said...

Smiles reading this post...if you do figure out how to block the bills, let me know! :-) Very creative take on your mail slot aka mailbox!

Raven said...

Slot in the door is an excellent idea. I'm grateful for a mailbox right outside my door - beats going to the post office for your mail, especially in my case... but having the mail come right inside is an excellent plan. No need to worry about Angel escaping... just pick it up off the floor or a basket hooked to the inside. Very cool. Neat photo too.

Anndi said...

June: I sure will! Glad you liked it.

Raven: It works out well. Thank goodness there's a closed off vestibule though or I might come home to shredded mail.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Not only is that a creative and great shot but also it shows how beautiful your eyes are...

Travis said...

I couldn't have one of those thingies. I don't want to bend down every day to pick my mail up off the floor.

Although I do like Raven's idea of a basket. But it would have to be a manly basket, you know.

Dana said...

I am so glad you don't have a "normal" mailbox because we'd have never gotten to see those eyes *wink*

Dr.John said...

An interesting Mail slot.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

That's a very creative shot. I would have thought, "dang, I just have one of those mail slots, that's not a mailbox, how am I going to do this?" and you pulled a faboo idea out of it. Bravo!

Anndi said...

Bud: I wish my eyes were that lovely, but they belong to my daughter... Yeah, I already have a big stick and a hole in the basement.

Travis: A "manly" basket? Let me guess, you'll recycle one of those old fishing baskets and use that. I guess your newspaper will smell like fish though...

Dana: Me and "Normal" somehow don't seem to go together real well *winks back*

Dr. John: It has it's quirks. Thanks for stopping by!

Nanny: Thank you! Oddly enough, I actually knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the topic, it's the conventional mailbox I wouldn't have know what to do with.

lynn said...

What a fun shot.
I wouldn't mind having a mail slot.....especially when it's cold and snowy out!

Robert said...

Well if fun were a rule, you seem to have passed with flying colors. This was fun to read. And fun to see at the end. Thanks so much for playing along. Hope you can stay for the duration. I hope I can stay for the duration for that matter!

TopChamp said...

Anndi - I thought they looked a lot like the eyes in your sidebar - such a lovely blue too. But I wondered if they might be your eyes and that close-up maybe your eyes looked just like chicklet's eyes. So now I know.

Anndi said...

Lynn: If only I could get the dogs to go out through a slot when it's cold out. Thanks for stopping by!

Robert: Thanks for hosting this! I'll give it my best shot (no pun intended but hey, it was a fortuitous one... *wink*).

Topchamp: Alas mine eyes are a very boring brown.

Ron said...

Ok...I'm just getting caught up with your posts....

What a FUN idea this is!

WOW...what a LARGE mail slot opening. I feel like I could push a dinner plate through there!

Cool shot, Anndi. I like the contrast of the mailbox color against you skin.

Ron said...

P.S. and DAMN those BILLS for getting through!

Anndi said...

Ron: LOL If I serve flat food!... Maybe I can slip the mailman some cookies!

And those are actually my daughter's baby blues.

P.S. Stupid bills!

Desert Songbird said...

I have no doubt whatsoever that you like loose rules.

Desert Songbird said...

Oh, and I'm totally digging your playlist at the bottom here.