December 4, 2006

Dear SML

I've been toying with a new creative idea to try out here.

You remember Ann Landers? I was thinking how fun it might be to allow anyone who wishes to e-mail questions/problems to me, and I can attempt to dole out wise, good, funny, or horrible advice, depending on what you want to hear vs. what you will hear from me. I will keep all identities anonymous except my own. I reserve the right to pick and choose which requests I'll answer, and some weeks I may answer more than one in a post.

If you want to give it a whirl, just e-mail me at with a problem. I will copy what you say in full, and then answer, just like the advice columns we used to love. Hopefully.

If this idea goes over like a lead balloon, meaning not one person e-mails a Dear SML request for advice, then I'll nominate myself as Weenis of the Week.


Sideon said...

You are NOT Weenis of the Week material, so hush with that suggestion.

I think it's a great idea.


I have lots of problems. Some are even hard to pronounce. I'll email :)

Jazzy said...

You already know my problems! I am glad that we have each other so that we can talk through our problems together.

Rebecca said...

Hey, I'll totally email you, just in case no one else does. Because it's a fun idea, and I SO wish I'd thought of it first!

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Thanks, guys. I was so afraid that I opened myself up for the having-to-call-myself-a-weenis consequence!!!

And by the way, I've also received other e-mails so nobody will assume the first two I post will be from Sideon and Rebecca. Just an FYI.

Jazzy, it may be beneficial to others out there if you pose a question and I give sage advice. (if I have any, that is.) You never know who may be facing any similar issues.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Dear Sister Mary Lisa,

Will you be fashioning your hair in one of the finer examples of 1950s/1960s haute coiffure and posting a head shot? I can only take advice from women with big hair.


Nascent Nincompoop

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Ummm, no. I leave that precious 'do to Molly the Mormon.

Sideon said...

What about Princess Leia buns?

A mowhawk?

The Tidal Wave?






Anonymous said...

I think it will be a fun game to guess which one of your loyal following belongs to which problem. I'm excited.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Dear SML-
What is your advice for excessive blogging? Oh dear.