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eel

eel
Date Joined: June 25, 2016
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: November 6, 1959
Country: Canada

About Me

I am a former street walker that has moved inside due to worn out knees and feet.

What is up with that, you ask? I was a letter carrier and now work inside receiving or despatching the mail, and occasionally working in retail.

Worked for a financial institution for 12 years and co-managed an appliance, electronics, furniture store for 10.

I have a warped sense of humour, and am seldom, if ever, serious. Well...only when I should be...maybe.

Born and raised in Prince Rupert, on Kaien Island, in the northwest corner of coastal British Columbia. I even have the webbed feet to prove it.

This has given me a love of all things outdoors. Fishing (ocean), hiking, beachcombing, wildlife.

I have two children. A son, 28, and daughter, 26. We have 3 cat-people: Growl, Meow and KitKat. UPDATE: Dec. 2016: Now there are 4. Spooky is a stray that adopted our carport. She was very thin and the weather was getting well below freezing. We brought her in to preserve her life and fell in love. Kit loves playing with her.

Interested in people. Tell me about yourself. Where you live, what you do. Your likes and dislikes. Dreams and desires. Anything you want.

I look forward to meeting you, so to speak.

eel

Crafts

I am not crafty, at all.

My stick people are barely recognizable.

I can place stickers on paper to "create" stationery. It seems nigh on impossible to find any where they do not ask for an arm and a leg in payment.

I can make a basic envelope out of old calendars, maps, etc.

Music

Just about anything. Though do not care for Rap, Grunge, or Death Metal.

A small sampling of favorite bands / singers:

AC/DC, Abba, Maroon 5, Richie Valens, Doug & the Slugs, Janelle Monae, P!nk, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Shontelle, Imagine Dragons, Manhattan Transfer, Bryan Adams, Jen Foster, Corday, Billy Idol, Billy Squier, Pat Benatar, The Beatles, Betty, SHeDAISY, Sweet, Nazareth, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Melissa Etheridge, and the list goes on...

Cooking

I LOVE to cook, especially ethnic dishes.

Italian, Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Scandinavian...

Am always on the lookout for a new recipe to try.

I am NOT a baker. You can shingle your roof with my pie crusts.

Reading

I am a voracious reader...

Favorites genres, in random order:

Sci–Fi, Paranormal, Mystery, Crime, Romance, Classics, Suspense, Thrillers, LGBT

Do not like Horror.

Interests

Snail Mail – penpals, postcards (naked), letters, stamps

Coins – I collect specialty coins from the Royal Canadian Mint; have a couple handfuls of coins leftover from travel abroad

Stickers – to decorate my letters and envelopes; of my favourite animals, emoji, happy faces (not necessarily round), balloons, celebrative in nature (for birthdays, etc)...

Animals – penguins, owls, fish, butterflies, raccoons, bears, koalas, pandas, ladybugs...

Small Stuffies – of my favourite animals, Dory, Snoopy, Woodstock...

Photography – love nature photos such as the wildlife and land around us; natural wonders; flowers (technically a part of nature); buildings that have character...

Colours – rainbow, blues, greens, brown

Chocolate – not white, no heat or coffee / tea flavours

Beverages – nothing caffeinated, no alcohol

Sports – Hockey (go Canucks!); Canadian Football,

Magnets and Patches – anything that relates to my interests; country symbols (i.e. Canada - beaver, moose); flags...

Minions

Allergies

I have Reactive Airway Disorder and react to perfumes, cleaning products, smoke, and lavender.

I am generally ok with scents from fruit, herbs, spices.

Ratings

suntattoo rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: This somehow went to my old address, but the building manager saved it for us luckily! I especially like the sticky notes, overall suck lovely things!
Response: Woa! Good thing the manager hung on to it for you. Happy you like what I sent. Thank you for rating and for the ❤️. If you would not mind private messaging me your current address I would sure appreciate it. I have been known to send out random envies and greetings 🤫. cheers, eel
jlink rated for Hosting my 100th Swap!! on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: great letter - I am adding you to my pen pal stack to reply to!
reauk rated for KKL: What I Like About You, Kitty ... on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: thanks Lynda for a fabulous letter and goodies i really enjoyed reading about your fur-babies hope to hear more
Lazykavi rated for penpals for life on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: i will be writing soon back :D
Zander rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank You for a wonderful swap, love all the goodies!
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Comment: HI! Thank you so much for the beautiful swap :D The chocolate coin was my favourite and I loved to knew more about your beautifull country. The letter set was just so lovely. Thank you so much for everything
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Comment: Thank you!
Karmi53 rated for 3 Sticker Sheets #2 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Wow love all the stickers thanks they are all great and l love the postcard. I be happy to be penpals l drop you a note this weekend. take care
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Comment: Many thanks for your kitty-themed decorations on your envelope, for your newsy letter - lots of changes ahead - and for all the wonderful things you picked out and sent me, hope you are having a great September!
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love everything 🌸
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Comment: thanks to check on my profile before sending stuff!! I enjoy what you send. I know something it taugh to find something to someone when we don't have the same interests but you make a great job :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards of your area, and the nice note!
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Comment: I always get excited to see an envelope from you - I loved everything! The stamps on the envelope are awesome, I adore the ink joy pen, and the journal cards are amazing - I can't wait to use them. Thanks so much for making my day. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending me the fabric. It's good to know it was saved from the trash and it will be safe with me now. Be sure it will be used in the near future in one of my projects.Such a big step to move away from your island, where are you going to live now? I wish you many and very pleasant retirement years.
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Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥
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Comment: Thank you for the letter! I love all the postcards so much, and the cat greeting card is adorable
khronicole rated for Swapping Animals! INTL on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: I received a beautiful horse keychain and I love it, thank you so much for your resend!
TakenByChance rated for 30 gram Envelope #3 on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Kitties, lady bugs, butterflies and map stickers, oh my!! 💕😃💕 Thanks for all of the goodies! I especially love that you also used the new bird stamps on the envelope as well! ❤️💛💚💙💜 Also, thank you for sharing a quote that is special to you. I really enjoyed that a lot.
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Comment: Oh what a FANTASTIC swap you sent! Nothing you chose could have made me happier than the amazing stamps you sent. It was so wonderful to receive the FDC and the extra stamps. The grumpy cat postcard is also sooo perfect. Thank you so much!
pinkrenegade rated for 30 gram Envelope #3 on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the writing sheets, washi tape, stickers, and note cards. I would not want to be experiencing all the heat you're going through. I'm sure I would be ill. And that's cute about shingling your roof with a hard pie crust. :o) thanks again! ♥

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Comments

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:


Snowball fight, Gotcha!

denimblu14 on Nov 29, 2017:

Hello eel, I am happy to hear that you have rec and liked the items that I sent to you for the IFM WTA :)

khronicole on Nov 10, 2017:

I just received a birthday notecard from you today, as I never expected it I'm so wow'd! Oh my, I just noticed that your birthday is on 6 Nov, no wonder you remembered my birthday! My mother's birthday is on 6 Nov too so we usually celebrate it together. Thank you so much for remembering my birthday, can't wait till next year so that I could drop you a birthday note as well :)

VivaLaDiane on Nov 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for thinking of me on my birthday!! Not sure what "Go Canucks" means, but NO. :D Lol. Just kidding. xoxo♥♥

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!!

dally on Oct 20, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful birthday card! What a lovely surprise it was! <3

denimblu14 on Sep 3, 2017:

Hi eel, your newest comment made me smile,blu :)

denimblu14 on Sep 2, 2017:

I loved the cool way that you greeted me in your thank you for the items I sent to you for the IFM July WTA. I am happy that you liked the postcards and stickers:)

MelodicPenguin on Aug 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for your amazing mail and making effort for finding things which I would like :) I definitely love the goodies you chose, especially the adorable penguin stickers <3 I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Drachenfrau on Aug 5, 2017:

Heya there,

could you please read and answer my pms!

Thank you! :-)

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