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20 Questions Letter: Where I Live

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Swap Coordinator:schlabs (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:252
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:September 5, 2008
Date items must be sent by:September 15, 2008
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Today I have checked my archived swaps and some of them I will renew. Originally from Artistic.

In two weeks I will move with my family from Berlin to a little village near Cologne. So these swap will be a good way for me to learn more about my new hometown and share with you.

Via swapping we all live in a virtual world, but what about where we physically live — meaning, the town, city, village, state/province, etc.

In a letter to two partners, answer 20 questions about where you live, and send an image of where you live. (The image can be one that you’ve photographed, a photo clipped from a local newspaper or magazine, a postcard or any other image or photo of where you live.) Some of the questions are fill-in-the-blank. Others may require a paragraph or two to answer. You can always add additional information to your letter.

Have fun introducing your partners to where you live. (Feel free to cut-and-paste the questions into a document. If you write longhand, please be sure your handwriting is legible.)

This will be the first in a short series of 20 Questions Letter swaps.

To participate, you must have a 4.5 or higher rating. Newbies are welcome, but all players must have a completed profile.

Thanks for considering this swap!

The 20 Questions

1) The name of my town/city/village/etc. is:

2) The population of my town/city/village/etc. is:

3) Where I live is best known for:

4) The average temperature where I live is:

5) The local economy here is based on:

6) It takes _______ minutes/hours/days to get to the closest Wal-Mart.

7) There are ________ Starbucks coffee shops in my area.

8) My favorite local crafting/scrapbooking store is _______ minutes from where I live.

9) The best description (i.e. house, dormitory, hotel, apartment, shelter, etc.) of the place I physically call home is:

10) I share my living quarters with:

11) The best place for a good meal is:

12) My favorite free/no cost thing to do where I live is:

13) The best tourist stops where I live are:

14) If you come to where I live be sure to:

15) Natural disasters (i.e. floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, etc.) most prevalent here are:

16) The best thing about where I live is:

17) The worst thing about where I live is:

18) The weirdest thing about where I live is:

19) If I didn’t live here, I’d live:

20) And finally, one last thing I’d like to share with you about where I live:

Discussion

julie 07/13/2008 #

I participated in this swap last year and loved it, so I'm definitely doing it again. Whooo!

tcweikel 07/14/2008 #

I've already started answering the questions. It is a bit harder than I thought, but lots of fun!!

SEMOkraftee 07/29/2008 #

This sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to get my partners and get started. It's a long time till Sept. 5. :(

Gaye Miller SE Missouri

angelstar 07/29/2008 #

This is a great swap! I'm so happy I found it!

ifoundmyglory 07/29/2008 #

Is this an International swap? :)

missmillward 07/30/2008 #

Hey i've just joined swapbot, can i join in this as a newbie? :-)

MissAlissa 07/30/2008 #

This is one of the first swaps Ive ever done :) Very fun!

Susan 07/31/2008 #

i did this swap last year one of my first i loved it!

Susan 07/31/2008 #

i did this swap last year one of my first i loved it!

carnivalé 08/ 1/2008 #

i would have joined, but questions about Starbucks and Wal-mart don't apply to any other country than USA...

AnkeArnold 08/ 1/2008 #

@carnival : Are you sure there are no Starbucks in Belgium? They keep poppin' up all over the place here in Germany. But Wal-mart closed some of its markets because they didn't pay off... I guess it would be fun to write something like "it takes 6 hours by train to get to the next Starbucks" ;)

lynnemcf 08/ 1/2008 #

Wal-mart is ASDA in the UK, and there are LOTS of Starbucks in the UK

schlabs 08/ 2/2008 #

If you can´t answer a question so you can give a fun answer like AnkeArnold says or let it free

Silencio 08/ 5/2008 #

"5) The local economy here is based on:"

I dont really get this question, can someone help me out?

Deliquate 08/ 5/2008 #

I'd love to join this swap, but I'm a newbie and some questions are kind of difficult to answer - since I don't quite get them. If anyone would help explaining some of them it would be appriciated. Thanks.

Deeyankeeintexas 08/ 5/2008 #

I am new to this site but this is a great place to start on a swap.. :) dee

Sublime87 08/ 5/2008 #

Awwww, that lovable! Will surely join!

eagoodlife 08/ 5/2008 #

Happy to join this one,Liz

cjnstan 08/ 5/2008 #

email or snail mail?

schlabs 08/ 5/2008 #

its snail mail

angelstar 08/ 7/2008 #

To Silencio: yeah, #5 could be a hard one for some. It was easy for me. I guess just put what ever the largest corporation is in your town or where most people work - or like it said above, create a funny answer.
Be creative. :-)

angelstar 08/ 7/2008 #

Deliquate: What questions don't you understand? I'd be happy to help if I can.

angelstar 08/ 7/2008 #

I hope you, schlabs, don't change any of the questions because I already did mine. I can hardly wait to send them!

schlabs 08/ 8/2008 #

No question will be changed ;O)

angelstar 08/ 8/2008 #

Thanks! :-)

Curly 08/ 8/2008 #

Mine is ready to go...cant wait. Sept 5th is a month from now...bummer. :(

schlabs 08/10/2008 #

yes it´s surely a long time to september, but I have move last wednesday from berlin to cologne and must learn more about this city for answering the questions.

sockerplinga 08/10/2008 #

Should we write the letter as a list with question and then answer, or can we write it like a "real" letter, where you just tell about your city, but answer the questions in the writing?

schlabs 08/11/2008 #

you are the first who ask me this. I think the most will write as a list, but fell free to write it as a "real" letter.

sandra

solarts 08/11/2008 #

I'm done with my list already.

CSNYfan 08/13/2008 #

I'm looking forward to this swap!

WRW 08/14/2008 #

This looks great! I love to learn about new places. I've already started answering questions and gethering images... had to actually do some research on a couple of the questions :o).

WRW 08/14/2008 #

This looks great! I love to learn about new places. I've already started answering questions and gethering images... had to actually do some research on a couple of the questions :o).

EJ1981 08/14/2008 #

Hi! I've only just joined this site, and I'm looking forward to participating in this swap! Sounds fun! :)

EJ1981 08/14/2008 #

Hi! I've only just joined this site, and I'm looking forward to participating in this swap! Sounds fun! :)

springchick 08/14/2008 #

I'm new to Swap-Bot, this will be my first swap! Love the idea and am looking forward to joining in!

doublekissable 08/15/2008 #

Is this international?

schlabs 08/16/2008 #

yes it is

SaraLouise1981 08/18/2008 #

wow 199 members signed up, thats the most i have seen on here.

sstudebaker17 08/23/2008 #

Is there any way for those who would be willing to post their answers to do so? I would love to learn about a lot of other places!

solarts 08/23/2008 #

If anyone is interested in my new swap for Halloween. "Boo! Halloween Swap" http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/19880 Yes, I know it's a bit early but I wanted to give everyone a chance to raise their points or to think about whether or not to join or etc. Happy swapping!

solarts 08/23/2008 #

I have a second swap if your interested to check it out. "Halloween Spooksville Fun Mail!" in Oct. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/20560 Ciao!

nicci 08/24/2008 #

this sounds like fun!

Kokopelli 08/25/2008 #

I think this will be an interesting swap and can't wait to learn more about the places where my partners live!

Dragonfli 08/26/2008 #

I'm new, and I can't wait to to this swap! I will most likely start answering the questions this evening after I get all my work done today. I'm so excited!

Dragonfli 08/26/2008 #

I'm new, and I can't wait to to this swap! I will most likely start answering the questions this evening after I get all my work done today. I'm so excited!

doublekissable 08/27/2008 #

I was wondering if there was a way to sign up twice so we could get more? I read in a comment above that it would be neat to learn about everyones questions, and I agree but I like the mail part too. If anyone wants to swap more than assigned partners let me know! I would love too!

doublekissable 08/27/2008 #

I also think it would be great to add a picture!

JWJW2 08/29/2008 #

I just finished my questions up today and am so excited to get my partners (and find out who has me). :) I have really enjoyed this swap and learning some information about my city that I didn't fully know. Great swap schlabs!

artunderastar 08/29/2008 #

oh poo poo i think i'd better drop- getting a little overwhelmed at the moment! sorry- have fun all!!!!

snarglebean 08/29/2008 #

Another cool penpal swap! thanks, schlabs!!

Net3811 08/29/2008 #

Do you have to do a different letter for each partner, or can you send the same one to both.

schlabs 08/30/2008 #

you can send the same one to both

Dragonfli 08/30/2008 #

I'm so excited for this swap and to get my partners. I completed my answers to my questions today. I just need to rewrite them a little more legably. YAY!

Dragonfli 08/30/2008 #

I'm so excited for this swap and to get my partners. I completed my answers to my questions today. I just need to rewrite them a little more legably. YAY!

tex82 08/31/2008 #

this is so cool!

AliciaAmy 09/ 1/2008 #

can you type everything?

schlabs 09/ 1/2008 #

yes you can

1smileycat 09/ 4/2008 #

May I suggest - since there are so many in the swap - that we get more partners?? Or can I just request more partners?? Thanks!!

1smileycat 09/ 4/2008 #

I would even do 10!!

Susi 09/ 4/2008 #

I got my info about local economy from a Arizona state facts site when I did this swap long ago. I also learned a lot more about my state!

Godsrockangel 09/ 4/2008 #

I've done to my nearest adds and for the fun of it I looked for nearest walmart - mine is nova scotia hehe.

Starbucks there are plenty in the uK in a 50 miles radius from my flat there 23!!!!!

angelstar 09/ 4/2008 #

Please don't increase the number of swap partners.
I suppose if someone wants to send to more people or receive from more people, they could say so here and other people who want more swap partners can contact them.
Myself, I like just two partners, as of right now anyway. :-)

PostMuse 09/ 5/2008 #

Looking forward to partner assignment this weekend :-) I am already to go!

LadyAstaroth 09/ 5/2008 #

I'm a newbie, so I hope it's okay that I joined. The answers to all the questions are waiting to be sent out. Can't wait! :)

IslandBroad 09/ 5/2008 #

I too am a newbie. I see that today is the last day to sign up. I would LOVE to join if I still can. If not, I most def. will sign up for the next one :)

YankeeUnicorn 09/ 6/2008 #

LOL, to my partners I am sorry, I thought this was an email swap, I will be getting the real swap off to you soon!

JWJW2 09/ 6/2008 #

ditamirez and jellybeanjoe2 - Your letters are going out in the mail on Monday (missed it today already....sorry). I hope you enjoy learning about where I live.

angelstar 09/ 6/2008 #

Susan & CheyenneRising - I should get your letters out on Monday or Tuesday. I'm working today, but I have started them! I already finished my lists and want to make them a bit special. :-)

fede 09/ 7/2008 #

User6730 and leejin, I'm glad to start this new experience with you!

I'll get your letters out within Tuesday!

I hope you will enjoy reading about my place, I can't wait for yours!

craftyarmywife 09/ 7/2008 #

girlafraid06 and colleenwalsh67- I'll get your letters out to you on Tuesday! I'm heading over to our Chamber of Commerce to get some specifics and maybe a couple of extras for ya!!!

Kokopelli 09/ 8/2008 #

Collectedmess and Mspeegle: Your letters are enroute as of today! Hope you get them soon and enjoy reading about my town!

RavingRabbit 09/ 8/2008 #

Mine are done and will be off in the post in the morning. What a fun swap to do!

(Coming from the UK - so please allow time for delivery)

peacegirl 09/10/2008 #

mine are going out tomorrow morning!

Carotte 09/11/2008 #

I sent my first ever swap to needleninja and earthstone today! actually earthstone went yesterday but I didn't have enought to send the second one. I hope it will be there soon!

solarts 09/12/2008 #

Hello everyone, If anyone is interested in my new swap and love cats. My new swap is called - Cats! Cats! and Meow Cats! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/21702 Soon I will have a dog swap if the cats swap goes well. We swap postcards. Have a great weekend!

sstudebaker17 09/12/2008 #

Just a quick note to my partners.. I have finished my answers but have evacuated for Ike-- so they may be a couple of days late-- no idea where a postoffice is near here..... but it will be coming... I'm willing to send to others so I can find out more about different communties also...

acescorcio 09/15/2008 #

To my partners whowillloveme and samsmith621 , I put today my letters into the postbox, maybe the date of my envelope will be 16 or 17 September because the post man collect the letters on monday afternoon. Thank you!

girlafraid06 09/15/2008 #

Hoosiergirl and Ogma I was planning on sending a photo but my camera had gone missing so I will try to find a postcard in its place so I will send everything out no later than Wednesday so sorry!Everything else is done though

KarlaKC 09/15/2008 #

Helen (helenkosings) and Susan (amarettomamma), your letters went out today! Enjoy!...Karla in Georgia, USA

Leadcrow 10/ 2/2008 #

Sorry mine was late, I had to take an emergency trip but I'm home now~!

sunnysidey 10/13/2008 #

I'm really disappointed with this swap. I put a lot of effort into my packages and one was not acknowledged, and I haven't received anything from either of my sending partners.

I'll be sticking to group and private swaps now.

:-(

jennygel 11/ 8/2008 #

mintdill flaked on this swap with me. Highly disappointing.

Leadcrow 12/ 1/2008 #

I never got acknowledgment from either partnerts and motox flaked on me.

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