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Snail Mail Writing List
Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:56
I am a high school English teacher finishing my master's degree so I can teach some college classes. Besides school, I read, garden (mostly flowers) and raise poultry. I also enjoy music and drama. I am happily married, but my partner in crime is my mother. We go see movies together whenever we can--a little of everything. The most recent was Midnight in Paris, which I liked and she thought was so-so.
Oh! Just because I like to use nice paper and ink doesn't mean that I expect those back in return. If you want to write me some chicken scratches on college ruled Mead that is fine. It's the thought that counts!
I've lived in Texas for the last eleven years, but prior that that I lived a little bit of everywhere: Iowa, California, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Heilbronn Germany, Alsbach Germany.
- C.S. Lewis
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:59
Anyway, I'm 23, male, and work as an arts administrator at my town's historic opera house. I have a degree in Arts Administration and Theatre and love doing both. I try to read a book a week. I particularly like the classics, mysteries, and historic nonfiction. Other interests include a wide array of music, antiques, animals, architecture, and writing. I'm also in the U.S. if anyone wants to know.
So send me a message if you're interested in corresponding.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 18:55
I'll be 21 tomorrow, writer/blogger/photographer/soon to be NYU grad with an English major, living in Brooklyn. Have a penchant for long 19th century European literature (have read Anna Karenina--my favorite book--and War and Peace and Of Human Bondage in the past year, +many many others, and working through Bleak House now), as well as edgy modern writers of any and every kind. Love Anais Nin and Edith Warton but I do hate Jane Austen and no one will ever convince me otherwise. Discovered fountain pens in November and have since then developed an obsession. Always had an obsession with writing-wrote my first novel when I was 13 or 14 for NaNoWriMo, and wrote a few more after that, but they are terrible and are just sitting on a shelf somewhere while I angst about when I'll be able to write a true masterpiece. Tend to write stories that are "exquisitely sad." Also I love not at all intellectual girly things--shoes and lingerie and pretty dresses and fresh cut flowers. I once kept a sex blog that people rather liked and have done some pretty debauched things. Nowadays I'm a bit more stable and in love with a boy with severe autoimmune illnesses and a tortured past/life. He also likes fountain pens and worked in hedge funds but we spend much of our time pretending to be various nonsensical objects/characters or playing with our stuffed animals friends (really).
laurayan.com is my website/link to a slew of other websites for a better sense of me/my life/aesthetic. It would be quite nice to write with fellow fp enthusiasts with very different lives. Please PM me!
Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:09
I may be getting older, but I REFUSE to GROW UP!
Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:03
My name's Mark. I recently graduated medical school. I have a few months old daughter and a wife (married for some 3 or so years).
Apart from medicine, I'm interested in:
music, mostly guitar related and Clapton/Hendrix orientated,
I also play guitar, mostly electric, as well as doodle on other instruments,
bicycling and motorcycling,
chess (and I'd be willing to try a snail mail game of chess...talk about long term commitment, eh?),
photography, lots of photography, and I'd be willing to exchange photographs within these letters,
And I'm sure random subjects will arise here and there.
I'm Canadian born but currently in Eastern Europe. I can't promise beautiful paper from my end I can read Francais, my writing is 'meh'. I can do Polish if you're that interested but my forte is English.
Shoot me a pm if you're interested.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 22:37
Dropped out of college in 79 to join the US Army. While in the military I traveled through almost half of the USA. Spent some time in Washington State, and a year and a half overseas in Okinawa Japan. While in Japan I became interested in amateur radio and was first licensed there. I also sailed a bit on my time off. Lots of fun sailing the South China Sea. On my return home, after knocking around a few jobs, I went to work for the local police department repairing radios and other electronics. I've since retired and "enjoy the good life."
Semper insanit omnes tempore.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 21:10
I am 27 years old Mechanical Engineer in Indiana. I am a big sports(Soccer, Basketball, Football) fan and love to get into discussions regarding anything related to sports. I also have plenty of interests in politics and current events. I also have many science related interests like energy, physics, cosmos & space exploration, computers in general, and of course machines. I write almost 100% exclusively in FP and MP. And I have never done this or tried it before; but it sounds like fun... PM me if you are interested.....
Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:07
Since the baby appeared in February my time has simply disappeared into the nether........ getting caught up again this week
Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:44
Posted 13 July 2011 - 18:30
At Uni doing veterinary biosciences, my hobbies include drawing and animals.
I would love a penpal from the US, Canada or continental Europe, unfortunately i only speak english.
message me if you're interested
Posted 19 July 2011 - 23:25
Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:16
I've pretty varied interests and my wife tells me that it's best if I keep some of my views to myself BUT I'll do my best not to offend anyone should you choose to write!!!!
PM with/for address and I'll get the ink defrosting.
The Good Captain
"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"
Posted 23 July 2011 - 20:10
I would love to send and receive snail mail. I have been trying to correspond with some of my other friends, but alas I have struck out.
As far as interests they are many and varied and range from architecture to horses. I am a 35 yr old professional blacksmith. (No I do not shoe horses, that is my farrier's job and he does it well.) I do politely request English speakers only (as with many other Americans I speak only English). But would be happy to receive letters from anywhere. Feel free to PM/e-mail me for my addy and tell me a bit about yourself.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 22:58
My real name is Sarah, I'm single, 36, and live in a small town in southern Louisiana. But I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a town about midway between San Jose and Oakland. Politically, I am a huge cliche of anyone from that area of the country. So naturally, I sometimes feel like a bit of an oddity in the south. I am the youngest of 4 and I moved here after I got laid off from my last job in CA in order to be closer to my parents--my mother is from here and they semi-retired back here a few years ago. Just in time for Hurricane Rita.
I love reading just about anything and split my time between fiction and non-fiction--at the moment I am working my way through Sarah Vowell and Joan Didion. I also love vintage or just quirky cameras (hence my name) and have quite a collections of them. If you're lucky, your letter might include an actual Polaroid! I also do all kinds of needlework, but my favorite is cross stitch. I love riding my bicycle the few days of the year that doesn't have oppressive humidity. I've kept a journal since I was 8.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 00:18
I am a 47 year old married father of three sons. I play mandolin in a bluegrass gospel band. I ride bicycles. I don't really do mail art, just simple correspondence written with a fountain pen. If I type any more information I will not have anything to write about in my introductory letter!
Send me a pm if you might be interested.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:51
My name is Antoine and I live on a tiny farm with my family near Calgary in Canada. I was born in France some 53 years ago. I enjoy most things that life has to offer (except rap music..if you can call it that).
I am looking for anyone interested in exchanging some letters and talking about anything and everything. I am a very open fellow and can discuss about what ever you want (yes even rap music).
PM me for my address
Posted 27 July 2011 - 15:49
I'm Ashley. I'm a dad to boy/girl twins, have been married for 7 years (this weekend) to a wonderful woman, and am daily learning about the depth of the love of Christ. I really miss getting something other than bills in the mail.
I have a busy life with work (Children's Services for the provincial gov't), play (soccer year-round), kids (2 1/2 yr old twins!), studies (Master's in Psychology...almost complete!), but I'd like to have an excuse to use my pens and ink for something other than notes at work.
Out of respect for my wife, I am looking for male pen-friends only.
P.S. I have an ear (wrist?) for languages, but no way to ever use them, so anything I learn goes out the window. If you feel like teaching me a new language, that would be cool...but not necessary!
Posted 28 July 2011 - 22:22
And, with all the pen, ink, and paper I just bought in the past month, feeling like a bit of a consumerist. So, PM and let me send you some of my paper
Posted 03 August 2011 - 14:51
Posted 04 August 2011 - 00:33