Sunday, December 19, 2010

Out going

 This is all the outgoing mail for who knows how long. Unfortunately, I haven't taken pictures of incoming and I've missed a lot of outbound mail but here are the pictures I did take:


 To Tara

 To an old school teacher. (I stole this idea from a flickr pool.)
 To Chelsey. Also known as Clem from SendSomething
 To Nicole in Massachusetts. She sent me an awesome piece of mail art.
 Front. Letter to my cousin. While my aunt was here, she encouraged me to keep writing them even though they rarely write back. but it was good to know they appreciate my letters!

The next few are sideways. :-/ Sorry.
 To a Tucson friend.
 Nicole again. Front and back. I decided to do something different this time and include some things that are unique to Tucson.  It was super fun to make!

And that's all I got for now...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mail art!

 Mail art to sweden!

Sorry it's been so long. I haven't been taking very many pictures since my camera died. XP But here is one and I will post more later! (When I can locate my mom's camera...)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Temporary Decline and the Rise of NaNoWriMo

Over the next month, there will probably be a temporary decline in the amount of mail I send out...

And this is due to NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month). The goal is to write 50,000 words of fiction in one month-which works out to about 16,67 words per day. I did it last year and finished with 55,000 words on the 20th but I don't have very high hopes for such a success for this year since I have no plan of action. You can find more lamenting about my plot in this post on my other blog Don't worry though! I will try my best to keep up with letter-writing!

If you're interested in finding out more about NaNoWriMo, it's a lot of fun. And its not too late to join the madness if you want to.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Desperate Times=Desperate Measures

To begin, I apologize for my absence and you may rest assured that these "desperate measures" do not involve the use of illegal postage. ☺

But they do involve the mailbox shown at left.

Since I had school, I missed the mail man and wasn't able to send this:

This is a fabulous birthday envelope that I sent to Christian, three days earlier than necessary (because I'm mean like that. ^-^) So, I walked to a blue mailbox (shown above) just so I could mail this letter. It was about 15 minutes there and 15 back- not such a long walk but still. I felt really awkward because it was right in front of a law office? (I don't remember what exactly it was..) But so I'm standing in front of this mail box and I have my camera out and I'm taking a picture of it! I so would've posed with it if there had been some one to take the picture and if it wasn't on a major street...


 THIS- was the most AMAZING letter ever!!! I got it a while back (a week or so ago? or three? I don't remember.) But I squealed when I saw it. I actually squealed. I held the envelope in my hands and I pranced and jumped around my parents saying, "It has monkeys and squirrels and pigeons and cheetoes and mountain dew!!!!" I was in a state of fabulous ecstasy. It. Was. Amazing. And she included a recipe for mountain dew cake! Which was awesome!
 Finally got a reply from Martina. It was loveley!! I'll admit, I kind of overlooked the mail art (being more interested in hearing what she had to say on my comments regarding happiness.) but when I realized that the newspaper was written in German? Oh yeah. It was far-out cool.
 A lovely letter from the lady at A Year of Letters Her name is Angelia and she is very nice!!

 Letter from Tara She gave me a mix CD!! It was so awesome!!! No one has ever sent me a mix CD! :) It was VERY exciting.


 Reply for Tara! She said the flower held up surprisingly well. Probably because I wrote "fragile" and "do not bend" all over the thing.
 This is the Mix CD I sent her! I'm really proud of how it turned out.

 This is my reply for Kim (who sent me the awesome squirrel mail..)

 Reply for Martina. Continuing the commentary on happiness. Her English is actually very good! We've been discussing the feeling of happiness and whether or not it is an illusion of the mind... it's been very interesting!

For Bethany.

This is a postcard I sent to a friend from NaNoWriMo. Check it out if you enjoy writing. The madness starts Monday!!! Yeehaw!! So I sent this girl, Anna, a postcard describing my favorite methods of staying awake for late nights of noveling: massive amounts of Mountain Dew and Flaming Hot Cheetoes!!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lots of Pictures

 Ah, it's been a while since I put up pictures but I have a lot for you now!! And, may I add that, I do not like the new way of posting pictures. *edit* Just realized I already posted my incoming mail. Sorry!


 Reply to Tara. I sent her some rub-ons too! :)

^The backside.

 To Lynsey's Aunt Pam who has been a postcard penpal of sorts. That is a haiku which I don't recall the words exactly...but I think it says:
It's Dark out tonight.
The moon hides behind the clouds,
I can's see the stars.


Mail art call to a lady in Italy. Key to my heart. It says, "Write me a letter and I'll love you forever. Send me your wishes, your dreams and your thoughts and gladly I will give you my heart."
 Reply to Kyla in Oregon. She is a new penpal. She is almost like my twin!! So this is supposed to be a Coca Cola bottle but also representative of the west coast... Yeah I know it didn't turn out super great but that's okay.
 Letter to Christiana H. from SendSomething (I'm getting good at these html things!)

This to my Aunt in California!
This is a postcard going out to Cricket M in Wisconsin. AKA Lisa. Also a S2 contact. She sent me a postcard earlier this week. Okay, so for this one, I used rubber cement, scotch tape (My BFF!!), AND staples to get those candy wrappers to stay on there. Believe it or not, it's true! *nods*

And last but not least, some squirrel post for Milea!! Goodness I love love loooove squirrels!!!! I really do!! It's an...obsession? I suppose you could call it that. But I like to call it a fondness. I have a special fondness for squirrels....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Envelope Adoption Programme!

Miss five (aka Vicky) is giving away free envelopes!!! Yay envelopes!! Check it out here!! She is making them out of Hong Kong-ese magazine ads. Sounds super cool! More details on her blog.


I've been procrastinating on posting for a little while but I am back!!

Lots of exciting things!!


I got a reply from Megs!! It was so cool!! She sent me her zine!! It was so awesome!! I'd never seen a zine before that. She also used the coolest Nancy Drew stationery!! It was neat!!

From my friend Nicole!

And THE MOST AMAZING envelope Ever!!!! From Tara!! It was so cool!! A nice long letter and a bunch of stickers and post cards and fun things!!! Man, it was hefty!! So amazing! It made me so happy!!

The back! Just as cool as the front!!


Reply to Nicole. See that stamp in the corner? From my grandma. I got a bunch of super cool fish stamps and I LOVE them!!!

A letter to my friend Bethany.

To Martina Koehler in Germany!!! This was the first letter I've sent to Germany. How exciting! I always love firsts don't you? I found her through SendSomething. I hope she likes it!!

Then my reply to Megs.

And that's all I have for now. I've been sending a lot of birthday cards out (we have like six september birthdays in the family.).

Also, things I've discovered:

Christian never got my bank robbing postcard!!! I am beginning to wonder what happened to it. My dad was like, "If the FBI show up here because of that, I don't want to talk to them." I think he was kidding but it hasn't shown up yet so I don't know. I didn't put a return address and I used a pseudonym ("the Secret Surgeon") so.... yeah I don't know. Can the post office confiscate suspicious mail???

Also I found out that I can't use first class stamps on international mail because other countries can't tell the amount of postage it represents!! Boo! First class stamps is all I have left right now!! I need to go to the post office.... Thankfully though, my letter to Stephanie arrived safely. But I won't use the first class stamps anymore.

Over and Out and making more mail!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yay Three Day Weekends!!!

I wish I could say that all this loveliness that I'm about to show you is the result of hard toil over this glorious three day weekend that we just had.....but it's not. Some of it is from other days too I think. And I think the only bad thing about three day weekends is that the post office has the day off too! :( Nah they deserve it!!
Anyways, lots of pictures!!


Went to the P.O. box yesterday and got this amazingness from a lady in Wisconsin!!

and inside was another envelope that she sent me originally but which was returned to her,

I was so pleasantly surprised, I actually squealed!! ^-^


To Milea, my bestie. I wasn't going to do anything super special and then I came up with the idea to propose to her. It says, "Milea Dear? As I present you with these BEAUTIFUL doodled flowers, I have but one question: Will you marry me? (check one)" I gave her the options of "No" "Yes" and "YES 1,000 times!!!" and urged her to pick the last one. As you can see. I thought it would make her laugh.

To Glen Von Runkle in Illinois, I sent a letter in which I described all the people in the lobby of the doctor's office from my last visit and wondered aloud (on the page) about people watching. Then I sent the letter in a prescription bag from Wal-Mart!! And also a sample of my favorite tea. In response to my mail art, my dad said, "Are you sure it's not just a way to get rid of your junk?" Of course not Daddy!!!

My reply to Annette!

a postcard to Miss Jessica in Big Bear!! (she is visiting out there and I promised to send her some awesome stuff.)

"Meet me at midnight with the money at the opera house! Or else..." I really really wanted to send this to someone in Australia but I didn't just on the off chance that opera houses were actually open at midnight. But I wasn't sure so I sent it to someone from Send Something.

Then I had so much fun with the first postcard I made that I made this one!! "Lets go rob a bank. Usual time. Usual Place. Be there..." Sent to my friend Christian, I've been warning him about it. Usually my friends say "uh oh" when I tell them I will be sending something amazing their way... I wonder why? The meaning behind the postcard is rather an inside joke which would take a while to explain but he'll get a kick out of it.

And that's all I got for now. I'm working on some more mail. Got a letter from Lynsey today and it was nice. She and Matt are moving to Cyprus! I am going to have a penpal in CYPRUS!! Yeehaw!!!

Today I worked on a bunch of postcards but I don't know if I'll send them out just yet. (I like to keep them around for a little while before I send them out. Weird quirk I know.)