Dear Jon,

I love your list, & I love that you started with cilantro. It’s because my husband would have started with coleslaw. I shit you not! Our son, when he gets to be over 18, wants to get a tattoo to celebrate us (I keep suggesting buying me a journal & Jeff a western shirt, but he won’t listen to boring reason). This tattoo will be of an eagle, in one claw it will hold a bowl of coleslaw, in another a ball of yarn with knitting needles in it. Guess which will be for his dad? Sammy, the child, also wants to put a basketball somewhere there, because Jeff also loves b-ball, but nothing touches coleslaw. I keep trying to convince Sam that I would just like him to get a tattoo that says MOM, maybe through a heart, but nooo. But I digress.

Your list is awesome. I now want to change my list, to put “murder fantasies of people I hate or people who just annoy me,” but it’s too late. No, I mean, it’s after 11 pm here, & I’m really just tired af. Good night.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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