Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Another Packers great

Well, once again I need to thank my bud Mike. He got me another successful Packers address, and I so totally appreciate that! On December 19, I sent a letter with SASE, customized photo paper card, and questionnaire to Packers Super Bowl I and II backup quarterback Don Horn. Today, after the longest three days of my life (how did I make it three days with no mail at all?), I got back my card autographed by Mr. Horn. I wish he'd have filled out the questionnaire, but I guess he was too busy or something. Oh well, I'm still really happy to have gotten the card back. A little piece of the envelope stuck to it because a bit of the glue was touching it. At least it's really small so it's not really obvious.

My new site is still under construction, but when it's up and running, rest assured, you'll have the address and sent/received dates!

Until next time, here's hoping everyone's having a good start to 2007!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A very nice success for me yesterday

First off, I need to thank my buddy and fellow Packers fan, Mike, for letting me know that this would work. I printed out a customized card on photo paper (as I so often do), and sent it along with a letter and SASE to Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila c/o Lambeau Field, and received my card back signed, along with a football card KGB sent, signed and personalized, and a letter asking for donations to his foundation, which I think is authentically signed as well. It looks as though it may be printed on, or it could be signed. Not really sure. Well, here are the scans.

And here's the link to the letter. It's too big to put on the blog.

I'm working on a new way to put the addresses and sent/received dates online, so keep an eye on the blog in the next week or so, because there will be a new webpage coming soon.

Until next time.. This is Ben, and that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I don't like hockey, but here's one Puck I love!

Well, we've already gone over the fact that I have a part of me that wants to be a chef in life (I'm still seeing what's all out there though), so I've been trying to get ahold of as many TV chefs as I can. I found out that Wolfgang Puck does in fact sign if you write him a message on his website, so I gave it a shot. Well, today I got a nice 8x10 color photo (possibly an autopen. I'm about 50/50 whether I think it's real or not), but either way, I'm happy with it.

Sent 10/5/06
Received 12/21/06
77 days
Address used:

I've sent out a few more requests this month, so we'll see how I do:

Ron White
Larry the Cable Guy
Pylicia Rashad (VV in Canada, only through the 24th)
Don Horn
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
The Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young

Until next time.. Merry Christmas, and hug your family!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Update from last week

Well, I'm sorry I'm getting to these so late. I've just been really busy the last few days, taking care of the brother while mom's at work, going to school, and going to work. I just haven't had much time for the computer lately. Back on October 13, I sent an email to the Daily Buzz, a morning news and entertainment program shown on the CW Network, asking for the hosts' autographs. On November 13, I got an email from Mitch English (the weatherman) saying thanks for the request and that he'd sent it out. Then on November 16, I got my photo from Mitch:

And the next day, there were two more envelopes waiting for me, one containing a picture from Andrea:

And the other, a picture of Kia:

I'm really bummed though, because as you'll notice, the picture of Andrea has a big crease in it, almost like it got sat on or something. Oh well, I guess. At least it's still a signature from a host of one of my most favorite shows.

Address used:
Sent 10/13/06
Received 11/16/06 and 11/17/06
34 and 35 days

Until next time, here's to more of those beautiful 9x12 yellow (or sometimes white) envelopes we all love seeing when we open our mailboxes.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lots to report from yesterday

Well, I'm pretty tired, so I'm not going to go into much detail about what I got yesterday, just the pics, send/received dates, and addresses..

Jeff Foxworthy (Inscription reads "To Ben, Keep Laughing! All my best"

Address Used
Jeff Foxworthy
c/o Parallel Entertainment
9255 Sunset Boulevard Suite 1040
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Sent 8/21/06
Received 10/10/06
50 Days

Here's the letter and index card I got from Jeff

And the questionnaire he filled out for me

"Cowboy" Bob Orton, Jr

Address used:
Robert K. Orton
4227 River Oaks Drive
Florissant, MO 63034

Sent 9/27/06
Received 10/10/06
13 days

Josh Kelley
Won via contest in his street team

Monday, October 02, 2006

What a day

Well, there's stuff happening both good and bad all over.. First, let's all say a little prayer for those wounded and killed in the PA school shooting this morning. I never would have imagined something like that would happen at an Amish school. They're saying the man left a note saying that what he did was "revenge for something that happened 20 years ago." I'm not sure what's going on in the world, but I definitely don't like it.

On a nicer note, my girlfriend's ten-year-old sister Miranda had a successful heart transplant which began at approximately 11:30ct last night. The new heart is working well and she's expected to recover just fine.

Tomorrow, I go in for my first of five tests for school at the technical college, so I'm pretty nervous. My teacher said that based on how I did on the book and on the pre-tests, he's sure I'll do well, but that only eases my nerves just a little bit.

Now for the autograph part of the day.

As an aspiring chef (I plan on going to culinary school after high school), I've been trying to find addresses for television chefs. A couple weeks ago, I found a successful address for Food Network chef/restaurant owner, Mario Batali. The next morning, I sent a letter and SASE to him, asking for his autograph, either on a photo or even better, on a menu. Well, today, I found in the mailbox a big manila envelope (not one of my SASEs) waiting for me. I opened it and there was an autographed menu from Mr. Batali's restaurant, Otto Pizzeria. I'm really happy with this one, as I watch Molto Mario all the time. I need to take it with me to church to use the paper trimmer on it, since it's just a tad too big to fit in the holders I have in my binder for my collection.

Sent 9/11/06
Received 10/2/06
21 days

Address used:
Mr. Mario Batali
c/o Babbo
110 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011

Now, I have a request for you all. If someone finds a working address, whether it's postal or email, for a television chef, would you please provide me with said address? You can either leave it in a comment on here or email it to me (see my profile for my email address). I'd be forever grateful if you could find a good address for Rachael Ray, as I have not been able to thus far.

That's all for today. I mailed out a letter to WWE Hall of Famer "Cowboy" Bob Orton on Wednesday, so we'll see how that one turns out.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Very happy with the mail for me today

Well, I've got a ton of email request successes, but I've never gotten a Myspace request success. Until today. Two weeks ago today, I sent a message via Myspace to, in my opinion, one of the greatest comedians around, Mr. Mike Birbiglia. If you haven't heard this man's act yet, you really need to. It's a guaranteed laugh. Today, I got a big manila envelope with the return address of, so I was pretty excited. I opened it to find two posters and a signed photo. I asked him to personalize it with the coordinates thing. It's hard to explain why, but it's from one of his acts. Great stuff.

Address used: Sent via
Sent 9/14/06
Received 9/28/06
14 days