fifty-eight: a letter for a special lady

I received my first “I Want A Letter” request from a nice chap named Mikel. He suggested I write his lady friend a letter, so I did. They have this funny little inside joke about the phrase “Mikel Loves You Though” –which made this request all the more fun for me. Thanks for reading Mikel. I hope Amanda likes her letter!

February 27, 2011


I’m told you have a cat named Catfish—awesome and you can mix a mean cocktail. Total envy! I have to measure all my ingredients (like an amateur) to avoid shaking up something unsuitable for consumption. Thanksgiving dinner is child’s play, but a classic gimlet stumps me every time.

I know we’ve never been properly introduced, but you sound like a girl I’d like to know. And you must be quite nice, because you sure have a swell boyfriend—he thought you might like a proper letter. Best of luck finishing school in the “City of Colleges”—a little trivia I learned about Conway, Arkansas. How did a girl from South Korea end up in Arkansas?!

Mikel Loves You Though.

I’m sending you some good-grade karma by way of New York. And maybe you could think happy mixing thoughts for me?



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  1. says

    Aloha Lauren,

    Your letters are so charming!
    You put together the nicest words (^•^)
    I’m so glad I came across your blog via Daily Candy.

    With Aloha,

  2. Samantha says

    Thank you for making my day, Lauren!

    I just discovered your project via Daily Candy, and I am hooked. What a clever idea, and your letter writing skills are ah-mazing.

    After devouring your entries, I chose to comment on Letter 58 because it hits close to home –literally! I live in Arkansas now, after falling in love with the state during my four year stint in Conway, “the city of colleges”. I’m sure Amanda appreciated your thoughtful letter, and I hope she mixed up an extra delicious ‘thank you’ cocktail for Mikel.

    Thank you again for sharing with all of us your wonderful idea, and thanks for bringing a bit of civility back to the world.

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