Date Joined: November 19, 2016
Last Online: July 6, 2017
Birthday: June 14
Country: United States
The shortest version:
I get golden retriever levels of excited to get something personal in the mail.
The short version:
-Nearly 30 years of sending letters and packages to friends around the world but new here!
-Fanatical bird lover: penguins, vultures, or parrots? Too hard to pick!
-Gen X college radio show crate digger. Punk to metal to folk to West African rock n' roll to murder ballads. -Reading all sorts of things from 17th century memoirs to science fiction.
-The Third Doctor is the best but any Doctor Who fan is welcome.
-Often trying new crafts and happy to give and receive handmade things
Avid regifter! Also, I have a stock of treasures that are just waiting for the ideal recipient
Making short films
Subtitling German films into English
Likes: tea, stickers, kits, cards, books, blind box toys, Lego, knitting, exotic candies, collages, found objects.
Dislikes: anything heavily scented (unless it's tea). Glassware. Teflon. Tootsie Rolls. Gore.
Wow, you're still reading! This is a bit awkward. I've read some of the profiles on this site and this isn't coming close to those.
I'm a private person who enjoys the anonymity of the postal service for expression. It's weird for such a public forum but trust develops over time. I prefer to let my letters/packages speak for themselves. I used to take part in postal art swaps and exquisite corpse type things. Since the days of primitive online communities I've been reaching out and making friends. The act of faith that is sending something into the world--especially to a stranger--is a thrill.
Putting together the ideal package is an art. There are two schools of thought: The single object of delight or the mass of joy. Single objects work great when you know something concrete about the recipient's taste, maybe you've gotten a tip off on something they would really enjoy. First edition books are the perfect example. Wrapped simply in some high quality paper. Pure class. The mass of joy is many smaller bits aimed at general delight. Preferably wrapped individually in different papers/bags/pouches/etc. This is time to bust out stickers, small figurines, a bit of confetti--all from the perpetual stash of treasures. It's an Event to get a package.