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ItschyKitschy

ItschyKitschy
Date Joined: March 1, 2011
Last Online: August 28, 2018
Birthday: December 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Pack to actively seeking penpals! It's been a weird journey of life and I would like to share it with people that can commiserate and celebrate the ups and downs!

Long story short: I'm divorced and I'm learning to nourish myself and I've gotten pretty good at it. I have so many interests that it is kind of baffling!

I totally miss the women that I met through swapping/pen-palling and I'm looking to gain some email/blog friends to empower and be empowered.

I've just moved out on my own after needing to find respite in my childhood home for a few years. Living with a cat roommate pretty much rules.

Favorite Books

The Four Agreements. If you have not read this book...run to the nearest library or bookstore and do something about it. This is the only book that I have in both print and audiobook that I constantly go back to for reassurance of my path and I've met countless women that have really allowed themselves to be bathed in it's wisdom. This is a life-changing read.

There are others outside of the self-help rathole. I currently found a set of awesome European Culinaria books that I cannot stop looking at. I want to see every place, try every recipe and do every thing.

I also love cozy mysteries. There is something about a book you can finish in a few hours that I just love. It totally takes you to a place while you are on the treadmill or wherever. lol.

Favorite Movies

I'm not much of a movie buff, but I have some that I really love:

Moonstruck Lost in Translation The Witches of Eastwick Many selections from Mystery Science Theater 3000

I just saw this awesome documentary called, "We are X," and it totally blew me away! Check it out!

Favorite Television

The only show that I make sure I have seen is, "Bob's Burgers." The rest is kind of background noise. That said, I will make an effort to watch Hercule Poirot when I can. I can't give up a good mystery!

Favorite Crafts

I've kind of gotten away from crafting in this transitional period in my life, as I've tried desperately to reduce my clutter and possessions.

Now that I have needed to furnish my own place, I have started to cultivate a small collection of thrifted things that I really love. I find that treasure-hunting at thrift stores is really one of my favorite activities. Even if I don't buy these things, just sharing their presence is sometimes enough for me.

I've also found that the money that it saves is amazing! Can you believe that things cost when they're brand new?!

Is gardening a craft? I love planting and caring for plants so much. I am lucky enough to tend to many gardens. It really is a way to stay rooted to the Earth in a real way.

Favorite Colors/Things

Crystals, Aromatherapy Oils, Coffee, Stained Glass, things that look like they were owned by a Grandmother, Lavender, Vinyl, Spotify, Raspberries, Lace Curtains.

I've recently really been into the colour yellow. I'm not sure that it necessary looks great on me, but yellow things have been slowly creeping their way into my life. Yellow is incredibly cheerful and even takes a spiritual meaning in some cultures. I'm probably going to dye my lace curtains yellow and let them greet me every morning. :)

Favorite Music

I collect Classical, Opera, Classic Country, Bluegrass and Vocalist records. I could easily collect more, but honestly...every radio station in the world plays Classic Rock and the like...there is no need to own things that I hear every waking minute. One of the things that I am searching for most of the time when I am rooting is records from The Mills Brothers. There are thousands of different pressings from them but I enjoy looking and finding different sleeves. I'm slowly starting to amass a decent collection from them.

I also love going to live shows and try to get to as many as I can. I don't drink or smoke...so I guess this is the thing that I am willing to spend more money than I should doing. lol. This year, I have seen Marty Stuart, TSOL, Dead Kennedys, GBR, Placido Domingo in Luisa Miller (at the Met!), Judas Priest, various performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Savoy Big Band. I am slated to go to a bluegrass festival this week (to see The Del McCoury Band, The Bluegrass Congress, Ricky Skaggs, etc.) and I'll be seeing Radiohead, The Foo Fighters, Steve Miller and hopefully Tenacious D through the rest of the year. Along with many others I haven't committed to yet.

I love talking about live music and would enjoy a penpal that loves it, too.

Swapping

Penpal letters! I am not much a mail crafter, but I do like to send along flat prizes. I'm all about content and I hope that there are those that share that sentiment.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ratings

BTim rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Sep 30, 2015
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating... really enjoyed learning about the music you listen to. Thanks!
Beckyboo9 rated for Etsy Wishlist: $5 or less on Aug 17, 2015
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Comment: Thank you! Love my pencils!
heyyyallie rated for New email pals - July 2015 on Jul 29, 2015
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Comment: Replied to your lovely long e-mail. Hope it works out and you find the right doggy! :)
Response: Thanks so much for your email! It's neat getting to know someone, isn't it? I'll reply soon. :)
allmylove rated for New email pals - July 2015 on Jul 29, 2015
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Comment: What a lovely long email, i'll reply as soon as i get a chance :)
tweetyiscool29 rated for New email pals - July 2015 on Jul 28, 2015
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Comment: Loved your letter! made me smile so much :) I'll definitely reply to it asap!
Response: Awesome! I look forward to hearing from you. :)
Zindelo rated for Depression Sucks! #1 Email version! on Jul 21, 2015
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Comment: Ahhh yes, good old grumpycat. Also that's an interesting thing with the movies! Take care :)
Slaine rated for Depression Sucks! #1 Email version! on Jul 20, 2015
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Thraxan rated for Depression Sucks! #1 Email version! on Jul 20, 2015
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beeskneessam rated for 10$ etsy swap #7 on Jul 17, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much for the earrings. They are perfect!
sunflower2723 rated for Pen Your Passion - E-Swap on Jul 11, 2015
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Comment: i will try to write back very soon. thank you
NiseyB89 rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Jul 8, 2015
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Comment: Awesome List!!! Thanks for sharing!!
jlburke3 rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Jul 7, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the great playlist, Jess! :)
neslihandalga rated for My playlist in June 2015 on Jul 3, 2015
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: What a diverse playlist! Almost all of them are new to me so I'm looking forward to adding them to my list for the festive season. Thanks for sharing.
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Meisje rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 30, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for sharing will add this on to my recipe collection.
BluGinhm rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 22, 2015
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Comment: This looks really good! Thanks for sharing!
GracelynnsMommy2014 rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 21, 2015
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Comment: Can't wait to try this recipe thank you :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for your letter! As you know, I already wrote back! hahaha! Hope to talk to you soon!
slamophile rated for Cauliflower recipe~Email on Jun 20, 2015
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Comment: Sounds really good - Thank you .

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Comments

nimithil on Oct 8, 2015:

Hi :)

Already send you messages to kindly remind you to rate me for the email penpal swap from July.

lettergirl on Jul 25, 2015:

I like Fred Rogers, too. And yellow. And stickers, which I am not sure you mentioned. I have ADD, too. And I miss you. I say we go into business together, with a line of T-shirts that state: "What Would Fred Do"? With apologies to Jesus, and the clever person who came up with the original design; I think these would be a cash cow, and the beauty is we could put our moms in charge and count our money from the respective comfort of our childhood bedrooms.

lettergirl on May 2, 2013:

Except that it's dumb that newer messages get put on top of older ones. My brain doesn't work like that. I like to read down. That's just a little fyi for you. Write my messages going down. So you'd have to end with:

You're my number one pen-pal, Jess

See what I'm saying?

lettergirl on May 2, 2013:

Nope. I got nothing.

lettergirl on May 2, 2013:

Hi there, you're not on here much anymore, huh? What's new? I don't have much to say at the moment, but I'm sure I'll think of something as soon as I click "leave comment". Let me try.

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

lettergirl on Oct 19, 2012:

Hi there...So perhaps I shouldn't have fired off a message like that to you. Sorry for making you hear all of my ugly thoughts. :(

lettergirl on Sep 14, 2012:

I'm leaving a message on your profile because you are awesome.

lettergirl on Aug 6, 2012:

That rad card did indeed help things. I'm not Mary Poppins yet, but your letters really cheer the suicidal gloom away, so that's something, huh? haha! Just a little serious depression humor for you there. A very little. No really, I'm doing better, and I can't wait for your letter. I got a kick out of the card, and the way you used it, and I'm ALREADY feeling the love for my next Mother's Day, so that's a bonus! :) Ok I'm at work, trying to get the room ready for the little kids who come and stare at me tomorrow morning for Meet the Teacher. Bulletin boards make me want to flee, but I'll persist. Talk to you soon.

lettergirl on Jun 10, 2012:

A letter awaits you shortly. It is probably flying over the St. Louis Arch as we speak. (As long as as we speak is Monday or Tuesday.)

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