Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dear Phil...

Here's my letter to Phil:

Dear Mr. Phil Collins, I’m writing to you because you would be doing me a huge favour if you purchased some raffle tickets in a draw I’m having. My boyfriend Jer-Bear and I are trying to raise money to buy a beautiful Bayliner 300. Now, I wish I could say honestly that I was a huge fan, but I’m not really. I do have your album “No Jacket Required” and I like the song “Take Me Home,” but I haven’t listened to it in years, mostly because I don’t have a turntable any more. I mainly wrote to you because I heard you were living or had lived in British Columbia, and I am a native of that province. I hope you’ll feel a kinship with me on that count, or perhaps because I love the British version of almost every TV and movie much more than the American version (especially The Office), or because I have fond memories of watching the Dave Allen Show with my dad years ago – and maybe you share those same feelings. Here’s the standard paragraph I always tell famous people: Now, I’m sure you get a lot of crackpot letters asking for money, or sex (as mentioned in your book) or even both. How often has someone ever written you a letter asking to sell you 3 raffle tickets for $1? That’s Canadian dollars, by the way. Although we’ll also take pounds or euros, but at par. I know that means the exchange rate will be in our favour, but come on! You’re a rich rock star and we’re just a guy and a girl working full time and trying to live our dream. Anyway, if you’d like to buy some tickets, here is the address to send your money: Float Jeremy & Nala's Boat! #2444 Unit 304-7592 Vedder Road Sardis, BC, Canada, V2R 1B0 Visit our blog at www.floatourboat.blogspot.com too, because writing to famous people is one of my crazy ideas to get this boat, and I always talk about my crazy ideas on the blog. Oh, and if you have friends who might want a chance to win $500, feel free to share this letter with them. Although you don’t need to tell Eric Clapton, because I wrote him first. Don’t be offended by that–I read his book and enjoyed it, and since he’s a boat owner it made sense for him to be the first. Sincerely and with the highest regard, Nala


My p.s. to Phil was in two parts, as I found out some new info:

P.S. Visiting our blog will help us too - the more traffic the better! Thanks! P.P.S. I found your address ona fansite where it ALSO said "Phil Collins' boat is named 'Fil D 'Or II'. So you ARE a boat lover and can understand our mission! I feel so good about that, I'm going to buy a couple songs on i-Tunes. Don't worry - they're your songs.

I bought "Another Day in Paradise" and "Follow Me Follow You."

raffle, boating, Bayliner

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, I was checking out your "flicker", ya gotta git yer nautical terminology down sailor, jeeze!!! Front starboard, would be, starboard bow. Back starboard = starboard aft or starboard quarter. I do believe this information is correct. You might have to check your "Bowditch".

Pops
P.S. Good sailing. Fair winds and tides.

Nala said...

Hey, thanks for correcting me! I don't HAVE a boat, so the lingo's going to take a bit to catch on to. By the way, what is a "Bowditch"? I have a feeling I'm walking right into something...

Anonymous said...

Hi Nala,

I work at Bayliner magazine in Chicago. I'm interested in learning more about your blog, so please contact me at rkamholz@dinopublishing.com. Hope to hear from you soon, thanks!

Nala said...

Dear Bayliner Magazine Guy - I sent you an e-mail. I would love to help you learn more about our blog... like stats, motivation, goals, etc. Hope you reply!

 
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