Open LettersAn Open Letter to Sticky NotesAnnie Stamell

Dear Sticky Notes,

This one time in eighth grade I had really bad allergies and I had forgotten my inhaler and my prescription pills and my nasal spray and my eye drops (I know what you’re thinking and yes I was super popular in middle school with all my cool medical afflictions and what not) and I was so over everyone being all, “Stamos why are you crying?” so I wrote “I’m not crying it’s just allergies!” on a sticky note and I stuck it on my forehead and that sure did show them. (It didn’t. Like, who does that?)!

Sticky Notes, you are my best friend if my best friend were a multi-colored neon paper product that is quite adhesive to many surfaces. I mean the whole neon thing is obviously the best part about you.  Why would I ever want to write anything on boring white paper when I can write things on neon paper? Tell me. No really – tell me. Why?

Just now from where I sit I can get a nice look at all my sticky notes and oh boy, do I have a lot of sticky notes. I have sticky notes in neon yellow, neon orange, neon green, neon blue and a combo neon-green/neon-pink/neon-blue pack. And some little itty bitty neon purple sticky notes that sometimes I will stick on my face for old time’s sake.  It is just as effective in telling people I’m a little weird these days as it was then!

Sometimes I dream about inventing something as great as sticky notes but know that could never happen so then I dream about marrying the dude who invented sticky notes but he’s probably super old and has like one to three families already.

Warm Regards,

Stamos

Featured Image via my iPhone, thankyouverymuch

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  1. Fun fact — most of the world’s Post-It notes are manufactured in my town. 3M sponsors a Post-It note fashion show every year. :)

    Also, I used sticky notes for my students to write a daily journal entry during the first week of school. Then I switched to cut-up pieces of unused copies, because, well…who wants to give away ALL their sticky notes? I accidentally left a stack on my desk, and found that many of my students had grabbed those instead of the plain paper. I couldn’t blame them. :)

  2. i <3 sticky notes so much that one year a boyfriend got me heart and star shaped ones for our anniversary. it was my favorite gift from him.. by far. i am actually kind of obsessed with all office supplies and a small part of me died when i realized i wouldn't be going "back to school" shopping for that stuff until i have my own kids.

  3. I had so many notebooks with neon colored pages in them as a kid! I loved it. I only buy the bright colored ones for work too. They’re all over my desk like constant, useful confetti!

  4. This made me smile…very cute. :)

  5. cute post, but reading your little blurb, Stamos, I’ve seen astronaut ice cream at Old Navy. No lie.

  6. I like this. I also really like sticky notes. I want these: http://www.mentalfloss.com/store/Floppy-Disk-Sticky-Notes-GFLOPPYDN/ but $12 for sticky notes is pretty steep even for a devoted fan like myself. have you ever seen Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion?