An Open Letter to My Friend, Mel (plus a #Linky)

It’s time for THE SECOND TO LAST KETCHUP WITH US, hosted by Mel and me. The final KWU will run on September 15. Maybe it’ll come back again. But, for now, we just need a breather. Plus that ketchup costume is starting to smell.

Dear Mel, 

What can I say? Well, I guess since it’s September 1st, I’ll start with HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you’re having a wonderful birthday/Labor Day combo platter with the family. (I wonder … does it suck to have your birthday on Labor Day? I mean … what if you want to go to the post office? Or visit your local bank branch? Ooh, or have your garbage collected? You’re screwed! Well, here’s hoping none of these activities was on your birthday wish list.)

Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how great it’s been doing KetchupWithUs, our very unconventional writing prompt, with you for two years now. (Yes, that’s right, America. KetchupWithUs is also celebrating a birthday today.) There is nobody else in the world with whom I’d rather ambush the Fifth Avenue Prada store, heckle Pat Sajak over drinks or cause confusion at the site of the Liberty Bell  … dressed as a giant ketchup bottle … than you. Your creativity,  your spunk and your sheer willingness to do just about anything (and look like a complete ass doing it) with me is mind-blowing. And I just wanted you to know how amazing and integral you are to me every single day.

Here’s to the next big adventure. I LOVE YOU, MEL BUGAJ!!! (Great, now everyone thinks I’m gay. … Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

Your partner in dumbassery,



I really missed our annual trip this year. So start saving your pennies. Because next year … it’s so on! 🙂

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer from last time is …



Click here to read how this foolishness all began.



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WE give you a video to inspire you to KetchupWithUs.

YOU link up something Fabulous!

And, for the love of the genius who decided to make the first Monday in September a national holiday, TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

NOTE: Mel’s KWU post is coming soon. She’s currently on the road and thus unable to type. Two hands on the wheel, Mel!

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6 responses to “An Open Letter to My Friend, Mel (plus a #Linky)

  1. You are too clever for words! How you just wound all that in to one post. Pure genius!!

    Thank YOU for supporting my crazy…always. I look forward to many more laughs, capitalized texts, and fantastic ideas!!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Much love and hugs!!

  2. Nooooo….I put my blog on hold for awhile, and I’ve been sad to miss KWU because of it. Now I’m REALLY sad! 😦 You ladies are amazing bloggers – and all around people – and I look forward to continuing to read about your adventures, with or without a linkup. Thanks for hosting the party as long as you did!

  3. I love the both of you…hoping to see(BOTH!) your smiles next year too.

  4. omg – I’m gonna cry! You two are such a great pair. I’m gonna miss the Ketchup. I hope it comes back one day. But I understand. Sometimes you have to pass the ketchup and move on to the gravy in life. Mayo your dreams come true, girls. You are two of my favorite peeps. I hope you’ll be at the big BH party next year, because I missed you both HARD. Now it sounds like I’M gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. xoxo

  5. You two beautiful ladies look like sisters in this picture!!

    To echo the comments here, you two are such great ladies, whose posts I always look forward to reading. Thank you for hosting the Ketchup blog hop, which inspired me to start writing again. I’ll miss it. But I hope you’ll start it up again in the not-so-distant future! 🙂

  6. That is adorable. She is lucky to have such a good friend in you. You both are absolutely stunning!

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