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October 31st, 2011

Penpal of the Week # 48


Happy Halloween!


Today, the Penpal of the Week is a young girl from the USA. I’m always happy when I see that some teenagers are still into penpalling nowadays!


Please tell us about you!

My name is Jessie and I live in Alabama. I’m 13 years old! I have a twin brother which I am one minute older than! I have 3 cats, a dog, and a hampster.


Jessie 1

Me and my brother.


I play tennis for my school team and I love to write. I like to read but only books that I pick out. I can make any situation fun no matter what! I love to ride horses and swim!


I don’t like to talk about myself a lot so I’m not sure what else to put!


Describe your personality in 10 words!

creative – outgoing – fun – cheerful – confident – determined – faithful – likeable – nice – quiet


Jessie 2

Me and my best friend Alex!


How long have you been penpalling? How did you first start? Tell us about your first penpal!

I’ve been penpalling for about a year and a half now. I first got into penpalling because my friend had told me about her penpal from another country, so I wanted to try penpalling too!


My first penpal was a girl from Paris, France! Her name was Carmen and she was 13 too. She also taught me a lot of French words to say!


How many penpals do you have now and where are they from?

I have only one penpal right now and it’s Carmen. A lot of my penpals will just come and go but Carmen always stays! I love Carmen because it feels like we have grown up together! Carmen and I can talk about anything anytime!


I did have a penpal from India. Her name was Mary but she moved and we lost connection.


Jessie 3

Me at Homecoming!


What are your favorite topics to discuss in letters?

I really will talk about anything! I love when people are honest though because it makes me feel like they really care about writing to me. I guess it really depends on the person I’m writing to! :)


What are you looking for in a penpal?

I’m just looking for anyone around my age (or any age!) that would want to talk about their life or their problems or anything! Just a long distance friend! (:


Jessie 4

My dog, Ozzy!


What do you like the most about penpalling?

I like that feeling you get when you get a letter from your penpal! Also how it feels like when that person is standing right next talking to you instead of half way around the world! (:


In what language(s) do you correspond?

I correspond in english but I can speak some french!


What are some of your habits in regards to letter writing?

I have to write in pen but sometimes I’ll use pencil. I also have to use a cute kind of paper. I think regular paper takes the fun out of penpalling. I have to write in my room where it is quiet. It takes me a while to write back because I tend to write a lot.


Jessie 5

My handwriting :)


Has anything strange/funny ever happened to you since you’ve been penpalling?

No, nothing strange or funny has ever happened to me since I’ve been penpalling. I guess that’s good! :)


Have you met any of your penpals?

Yes! I met Carmen one summer and we went all trough Paris! We saw the Eiffel Tower and the Arch of Triumph! That was one of my best summers! :)


Are you currently looking for more penpals?

Yes!! Anyone who wants a penpal then I’m your girl! Or if you know anyone around 13 who would want a penpal then I’ll be their penpal! (:


Thank you Jessie!

Is anyone near her age reading this?

Who wants to be pals with Jessie? :)

October 29th, 2011

Cats can be strange…




I don’t even know what to say…

What a weird position!

I love my little Augustin…

Posted under Kitties | 5 Comments


My name is Julie and I'm 37.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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