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haiku25

haiku25
Date Joined: April 4, 2014
Last Online: December 8, 2019
Birthday: May 25
Country: Canada

Please Note:

If for any unfortunate reason, you have not received my parcel, message me so I can resend it and fix the problem before you rate me a one or a three. I take my ratings very seriously and get anxious even at the prospect of a three, so please message me and I will do everything in my power to make sure you are happy and I get a 5. Thank you kindly!

I click 'item sent' the date I put it in the mailbox, even if it's a holiday or Sunday and it will be picked up the next day, so if the date on the envelope doesn't match the sent day, this is why.

Canada Post isn't exactly known for their consistent deliveries and in fact, some things I've mailed have been lost or taken months to send within Canada. So please don't be afraid to message me, and I will get back to you immediately. If you are unhappy with anything I've sent you, please message me. Above all else, message me before rating!


About Me...

I'm Annie. I'm terrible at writing about me!

I'm 30 years old and I currently work from home (it’s not as great as it sounds. Because it’s kind of isolating, I have pen pals to keep me connected). I live in Alberta, Canada. I was born and raised here. I dream of living in Manchester, UK. I travelled there once and fell in love with the city.

I have three cats and one dog. I know people say you shouldn't have favourites. Don't tell my cats but my dog is...well, she's my furbaby. I dream of owning a ball python...maybe one day.

If you're into astrology, let me know! I'm a Gemini. I'm an introvert that loves conversation, from the mundane, eccentric, and deep. That also is reflected when I write letters to penpals or in swaps. I like to ramble a lot too and I love reading other people's rambles too.



My interests, etc.

My interests are eclectic and for the most part, I'm interested in everything.

-Journaling

-Politics (I studied political science in university)

-Anything related to Mental Health & LGBTQ+

-Hoarding sheet masks

-Sewing and sewing patterns

-Reading (love anything, especially horror or poetry books)

-Writing

-Crafting (everything! Currently, I'm journaling, sewing, making my own stationery if I have the time, painting (I’m terrible at it but it’s fun and relaxing)).

-Obsessing over Skincare & Makeup

-Watching anything spooky. I love the thrills of being scared.

-Watching anything related to true crime

-Documentaries & Films

-Collecting weird and crazy socks. It's become a passion of mine to hunt them down and buy them (and of course, wear them).

-Pen palling! I love hearing about people, their interests, their struggles, their triumphs, their daily lives.


Things I love...

I seriously love everything and am happy with what you decide to send me :) I’m so thankful to receive anything.

-Stickers

-Washi

-Cute Stationery

-Cute Stickie Notes

-Instant Coffee (I dream to try coffee from every country)

-Interesting flavoured tea (I'm not really picky about the flavours since I like almost everything)

-The colour green


Dislikes...

I try to keep an open mind for anything you send me.

-Realistic pictures of spiders (or anything related to spiders. I'm terrified of them).

-Anything with a "smokey" smell

-Bugs


Favourite Books and Music...

I have an eclectic taste in books and I'm always interested in broadening my horizons. I read poetry (LOVE it), horror, kookie, surreal, romance, non-fiction, legal dramas, fantasy, historical. I especially love hearing about people's favourites or if they recommend anything to me.

Examples of some of my favourites:

John Dies at the End--David Wong (so hilarious)

The Elantra Chronicles--Michelle Sagara

Anything by Susanna Kearsley

Anything by Simone St. James

Anything by Lisa Kleypas

Horror--absolutely anything

Poetry: my current favourite collections are Crush by Richard Siken and If my Body Could Speak by Blythe Baird


I don't really listen to different types of music. I have a habit of sticking to what I like so I love when people send me playlists or songs stuck in their head. Anything to broaden my horizons.

Music I love: Paramore, The 1975, Allie X, Natalia Kills, Fall out Boy, Tracy Chapman, Bleachers, Gossip...there's more but I don't want to bore you. I love 80's music too.

Private Swaps...

I'm always looking to do more private swaps, and I'll do everything in my power to send whatever you'd like, so if you're interested, please let me know!


I absolutely love handwritten letters, long and rambling...I just love letters! And I'm always looking for more pen pals, so if you are too, just send me a message! If we've swapped and you'd like to continue to exchange letters, I'd be so happy to!


Hearts and Ratings...

I will always rate. I was brought up to be grateful and will almost always rate 5 and give a heart (unless you flake). I'm so appreciative that people take the time to send me things and I'm always happy to receive whatever you'll send me.


Ratings

5
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: It's December. You have the job? I didn't think your card was too heavy!
auntiejo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #170 on Dec 3, 2019
5
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Comment: Just got your note card! THANK YOU so much and thank you for the extra too!!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and extras! I love the letter set and I'll be writing back,
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I'm so glad you received it. I can't wait for your reply :)
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Comment: Thanks for your card. I'm sorry to hear things aren't going so well for you; it can be really tough when you feel like you're not making progress, but keep your head up & keep pushing on, things'll turn out. :) I did think it was a little weird you vent to a stranger, at first, but I felt like it was helpful to get my frustrations out on paper.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm sorry if what I wrote was so deep and venting! It felt weird but very cathartic. Thank you for reading what I wrote and your kind words. Thank you again!
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Comment: Hi Annie, I absolutely LOVED your letter, it was so amusing! Very entertaining, I felt like I was "in your head" so to speak, hearing your thoughts in real time. This is such a fun swap idea. I would like to write you back, in the same SOC manner. Thanks for making me laugh! --RJ
Response: Hi! I was so nervous writing the letter, it felt so weird to just let it all out. Please reply, I would love to read your Stream of Consciousness! Thank you for the heart and rating, I can't wait to read your reply :)
MissPlay rated for Canadian Pen Pals on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable letter! I really love your stationery and will definitely write you back (I'm just a little overwhelmed with school/work atm).
Response: I'm so glad you received the letter! Please don't feel pressured to reply right away, school and work take precedence. Thank you again :)
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and the Tea! Iam already in the process of writing you back!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm happy you received everything. I can't wait to read your letter. Thanks again!
SkaGirl rated for Postcard Challenge R6 on Nov 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I have never heard of the song She's American - I will have to go check it out. Thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you received the postcard! I hope you like the song :)
sydvicious99 rated for Find a pen pal! on Oct 31, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and the tea! I’ll reply as soon as possible! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I'm happy you received everything! I look forward to your reply :)
mickiecheryl rated for Pen Pal Search # 2 on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Hi Annie, Thank you so much for the wonderful letter, postcard, and teas. I loved reading it and will be writing back soon. I can't wait to try the teas. Happy Swapping. Mickie
Response: Hey Mickie, I hope you enjoy the teas. Thank you for the rating and heart! I look forward to your reply (take your time!). Thanks again!
user6937 rated for Canadian City Postcard on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Do you live near the river? Thanks for the pc and the note - it is a nice view.
Response: Hi! I would love to live near the river, it's my favourite view in the city. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
jkim rated for Private Swap--Canada and Korea on Feb 21, 2015
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Comment: thank you! I received your mail today! I really love all you sent! have a good day!
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Comment: Oh I loved everything you sent!! Lindt chili was a lovely surprise because I love that one !! Also I tried Hershey almond,Reeses pieces,salt water taffy and maple candy for the first time and I loved them all!!Thanks so much for this lovely swap.I hope you get the package I sent soon.I would be happy to swap with you again:)
Response: I'm SO glad you liked everything! It was such a joy picking up things to send you! I'd definitely be glad to swap with you again. Thank you for the heart and rating!
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Comment: Hi there, I received your magnets and its wonderful. :)
Response: So happy you received it! Have you received the "Touristy Postcard and Magnet One Per Country" swap from me yet? I hope you do, if not, would you like me to resend? Thank you so much for the heart and rating!
nimithil rated for Random Acts of Happiness #2 on Dec 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely stripes and the note.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart and rating :)
nimithil rated for Random Acts of Happiness #3 on Dec 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely envelope :)
Response: So glad you received it! Thank you so much for the heart and rating!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the magnet and postcard!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart and rating :)
kacka rated for Fridge Magnet Swap (1 per country!!!) on Nov 19, 2014
5
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Comment: thank you for your swap:)
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating :)
Blodwyn rated for Private Magnet swap! on Nov 18, 2014
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Comment: Hi Annie, I've just received your lovely letter. I really love everything : the magnet, wonderful postcard and delicious tea ! A great thank you ! I've sent mine nearly 3 weeks ago so if you didn't already receive it, it makes me worried a little... usually it doesn't take so much time between France and Canada. Tell me if you want me to resend.
Response: So glad you liked everything! And thank you so so much for agreeing to do a private swap with me!

Rating Overview

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Comments

starhiker on Nov 22, 2014:

Edmonton was delightful! ; )

sebastian122 on Oct 29, 2014:

MrsCrissyHall on Oct 8, 2014:

The other day I got the goodies you sent for me! Thank you so much. I especially love the washi samples. I think I'm starting to horde samples. o.O Anyway, again, thank you so much!!

MrsCrissyHall on Oct 6, 2014:

Awww! I'm so happy that you think so. Since I feel rushed 99.9% of the time (2 toddlers will do that to you!) I never feel like I put enough work into my swaps. Or anything for that matter! I hope we get the chance to swap again in the future! =)

MrsCrissyHall on Sep 30, 2014:

I'm trying so hard not to happy dance or squeal right now. I am so happy that you liked my ATC!! And that you finally got it!!

snailmailer1 on Sep 18, 2014:

Hiya. It hasn't arrived yet, but there's a parcel to open from the post office. I'll let you know tomorrow x

rguldy on Sep 10, 2014:

Thank You for angeling the Preserves Recipe Swap. I love both recipes and cannot wait to make them.

MrsCrissyHall on Sep 5, 2014:

I do hope you get it soon! I got the one that had to be angeled to me yesterday. I am so very grateful for it, it's great! And I really hope you like yours.

MrsCrissyHall on Aug 27, 2014:

Hey! Sorry that it has taken me a bit to get back to you. Thank you so much for explaining and I'm sorry if I seem impatient. I am a little bit, but not for the rating. Lol. I really want to know what you think about it. I put a lot of time into it and kinda loved it so much that I almost didn't send it out. Haha!! I don't think I included a note explaining it, but the materials I used was chosen to reprsent the intelligence women possess.

ema819 on Aug 15, 2014:

Hi!Thank you for your comment! You are very welcome in the my swaps. I hope you will enjoy it!

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