I got to talk to Brian Monday, for 1 minute, 53 seconds. It was his last phone call for quite some time. He had to hang up and run for a helicopter that would take him to Butler Range, where he will not have internet or telephone access. Indefinitely.
It's snail-mail now. Pictured above are a few of the things I threw in his first box. There is also cookies, candies, chapstick...anything I could think of, and as much as I could cram into the Flat Rate box.
And ask me what's in that FedEx envelope.
[Lori, what's in the FedEx envelope?]
Thank you for asking. It's a gift, from another blogger! Isn't that sweet?
It turns out that Fightin' Mad Mary, a Hollywood blogger in the reality TV biz, has a few contacts at Playboy TV. Together, they arranged a *very* nice surprise for Brian. The very patriotic stars of Night Calls, Jesse Jane and Kirstin Price, made up a little sign, and posed for this photo for Brian:
Imagine the e-mail I sent to Brian that accompanied these attachments:
Dear BrianAt any rate, I'm pretty sure I'll get a medal from the U.S. Army declaring me Mother of the Year. I kid you not, I got this e-mail from Brian last week:
Attached please find photos of sexy topless stars from Playboy TV.
Dear MomNothing about making sure Grandma gets that address, did you notice that? Nothing about making sure his friends or family, or YOU get it. Just the Playboy people. Just Jesse and Kirstin and Fightin Mad Mary. MmHmm. We see how it is.
My address has changed. Please make sure the Playboy people get it.
Well, there's more, from Fightin Mad Mary. Here she is, popping some signed glossies, from Jesse and Kirstin, in the mail.
Here's proof that they arrived safe and sound:
And the photo is now on it's way to Iraq.
Seriously, I can't thank you, Fightin' Mad Mary, and Jesse, and Kirstin, and the all of the others for making this Mama's first care package such a fun one. These are somewhat nervewracking times, new to us, and this particular donation has put a smile on all of our faces.
You have also, I am sure, boosted the morale of at least 1 U.S. Soldierbaby, and, in all probability, several of his friends.
God bless you, you little sweeties!
Mary has asked me to post a few pix of Brian so that her friends at Playboy TV can get a glimpse of this mysterious Private Jolley. I'm only too happy to oblige, here he is:
And when you meet him in person, here's what you'll get:
Thanks again, everyone!
(Man, I am scoring Mom-points all over the place, encouraging beautiful Playboy models to meet and hug my son. I am *so* going to make him mow the yard or something for this, when he comes home!)