Jake and Dannie Newsletter
Welcome to the Jake and Dannie newsletter page where I’ve archived all of the email newsletters we’ve ever sent out so that anyone can read them. Well, almost anyone. You can scroll through the titles here, but if you want to read them, you’ll need to sign up for the newsletter to receive the extremely easy to guess password. C’mon, try to guess. You can do it!
But even if you do guess the password, you should still sign up so that one of these babies will land in you inbox on the rare occasion that I don’t forget to write one. Sometimes it’s a quirky story about travel. Sometimes it’s an update about where our family is now or what we’re up to (but only if it’s interesting). Mostly it’s me venting about stuff that’s on my mind but won’t make a good blog post. Regardless, I’d be forever grateful to have you on the list.
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Here’s what our subscribers have been enjoying (probably).
I wrote this before my actual birthday (January 19th), but if you missed it, don’t worry! It is never to late to submit to my demands. Note to those who only visit this website because of Lisa: this letter ends with three cute Lisa quotes.
If you are a Eurasian, especially a Eurasian who operates a cafe, please read this letter and make the improvements I’ve recommended. You’re welcome.
Oh no! This one is “thinky.” Learn how trying to answer a simple question - why don’t I look good in photos? - led me down a rabbit hole of mirrors, unconscious judgement and, of course, evil twins.
I was really looking forward to learning Chinese with Lisa now that we’re both fully immersed. Turns out my old geezer brain does not pick things up as quickly as a three-year-old’s.
In this letter I confront Taiwan about their unhealthy relationship with stinky tofu. Stinky tofu is the actual name of an actual food that people in Taiwan (and a few other places) actually eat. It’s worse than it sounds.
Because it was (15 days after) our anniversary, I wrote this list of reasons that you - yes YOU - should marry Dannie, a person who you cannot marry because she is married to me and I love her. The idea is to make you jealous and to romance Dannie at the same time. I am very efficient like that.
Oh Slovenia, how we have wronged you! (No seriously, what’s wrong with us?)
The story of how Dannie and I were talking to each other like we were all open minded and enlightened and then Lisa put us in our place because she is more innocent and honest than we are.
Haha, this is that first email newsletter we wrote after starting Operation Digital Nomad, and then we didn’t write another one for almost a year.
Wait, you seriously couldn’t guess the password? Might as well sign up to get it in the welcome email.
You could even sign up, get the password and then unsubscribe. But why would you want to?