Non-Crappy Mail

I get nice mail sometimes.

These two were sent in the same week so I just have to share them.

First up was an email that simply included a screenshot of a phone conversation:


This is the funniest thing anyone has ever sent me. It absolutely made my day.

(from Learning From Poop.)

And then…

This one wasn’t via email, this was delivered via snail, all the way from Ireland. Snail must be exhausted.


It is Farkles! Except he spells his name differently in Ireland. Kinda like the color/colour thing.

It was drawn by a seven-year-old with her new glitter pens. You can’t see it in the photo, but the whole drawing is glittery! I love this picture. It now hangs on my wall behind my desk where I write/illustrate.

(From Farkles the Unicorn)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!



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57 Responses to Non-Crappy Mail

  1. Angela says:

    lol love the text, many crappy pictures references have made their way into our conversations too. I always refer to parking lot attendants as jedis.

    Farkles is famous worldwide now, good job!

  2. jill says:

    Farkles! How sweet is that that a little girl sent you a picture? I showed my son and now he wants to send you a picture. How do we get it to you?

    • amber says:

      Amber Dusick/Crappy Pictures
      PO Box 6705
      Los Angeles, CA 91365

      Please note: I check this po box like twice a year at most. So nothing perishable, okay? No kittens or monkeys. (I’ll accept live monkeys at my home address, you’ll have to email me for that. No longer accepting kittens. We have met quota.)

  3. Erica V. says:

    You got your first fan mail! XOXO

  4. Taryn says:

    LMAO I’m turding! I could so see my husband texting that. Expecially if I show him this post.

  5. Emily says:

    That reminds me of the funniest text I ever got.
    “Ben’s pooping in a shed at Home Depot.”
    He was wearing diapers, just looking for a little privacy. He’s 3. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. liz says:

    Hooray for nice mail! Seems like a lot of blogs I read have been getting bombarded with awful comments and emails lately so this is refreshing.

  7. Angie says:

    Getting a picture like that would make my day too, how precious that she sent that!

  8. Amanda says:

    My eldest immediately noticed the Farkles the Unicorn picture. She’s six and continually drawing the My Little Pony unicorns and pegusi. I’m terrified of giving her glitter pens though. Glitter everywhere!

    And, I second Liz. Yay for nice mail and non-spammy comments!

    • Aimee says:

      As a fan and crappy parent myself, I am here to warn everyone of the evils of glitter glue pens- and maybe unicorns. The Tooth Fairy though it would be a good idea to write on the kid’s bathroom mirror with a glitter glue pen. I suspect she thought it would peel off. She drew pictures and answered several pressing questions regarding deceased pets and literary characters. The entire 8×3 foot mirror was lovingly covered in flowing magical script. *Sigh* my kids are in college now, but they told me they ” knew” about Santa, the Bunny, and such, but never questioned the reality of the Tooth Fairy. Mom was so mad, it couldn’t possibly have been her!

      • amber says:

        That is an unintentionally brilliant way to make the Tooth Fairy stay real!

      • Elisabeth says:

        That’s hilarious! Soap crayons would be a better idea, I guess? Or maybe a carefully penned letter? hahaha. I painted my entire closet (mirrored) door with acrylic paint – a lovely jungle scene, but still – when I was a teenager … I think my mom might never swear again, she used up her quota when she saw that.

        • Christine says:

          Dry Erase markers can write on glass and come off easy . . . ish. There is more scrubbing involved than normal, but better than glitter glue. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Kristin says:

        PMSL! That’s so funny! I would have thought they’d just peel off too!

    • Hannah says:

      I love that you said “pegusi”. I think I would have had to go with “winged horses” due to uncertainty.

  9. Lisa says:

    Love how you make my day! So glad someone made yours!

  10. Steph Green says:

    Amazballs! I love this alot.

    PS Is Farkles pooping diamonds?

  11. Madeleine says:

    We have glittery gel pens that don’t put sparkle everywhere…in fact we got them in Ireland so maybe your fan got them in the same place!
    Anyway, happy good-mail-week!

  12. tara says:

    Hahahahh these are sooo awesome!

    The Farkels drawing is so sweet! I love that you saved it (who wouldn’t?!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Emily says:

    wait, you share your home address? I would too, if it guaranteed I’d get awesome fan mail. But I’d probably get peeping toms and cat burglars.

  14. Jo says:

    Who do you know in Ireland!? Do I know them?

  15. Wifey says:

    Im telling you, turding is destined for the dictionary. Love Farkles! I am glad you like getting fan mail. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. That your husband used turding is the most adorable thing in the world.

    It makes me so happy when my husband says, “What?” when he doesn’t want to answer something, because that’s what our littlest did when he was first learning to talk, and we all still do it.

  17. PattiJo says:

    OMG I’m dying! WHY have I never heard of this!! I almost sharkled reading the original Farkles blog’!

    You need to start a chain mail type thingy (totally not the term for the thing I’m thinking about where you take pictures of where in the world Farkles has been!)

  18. Sanj says:

    Love the red battery signal in the screen capture…
    “Oh. Battery is dead. Must use last bit of energy to preserve turding text! “

  19. Melissa S says:

    I. Love. FARKELS!!!!! OMG too precious!

  20. That is awesome! I wish you could see glittery things actual be glittery in pictures. That was totally a lame sentence, but it made sense to me.

  21. charlotte says:

    fart + sparkles = farkels ???