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eel

eel
Date Joined: June 25, 2016
Last Online: September 19, 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

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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!
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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Comment: What a very nice assortment from you. I appreciate your patience in my rating. I was away and now just home for a few days, then gone again on a vacation with the hubby. The racoon envelope is so CUTE! Thank-you
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Comment: Thanks for the happy mail, I love everything. :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envie full of goodies! You spoiled me! I can tell that you really read my profile thoroughly 💕! The chocolate Canada coin is very special! I wish that I could give you multiple hearts! ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Oh I love surprises and yours was a really heartwarming surprise. Lynda, Thank you for the filled envie with the stunning stamp collection. Yeah that is really a number to celebrate 150 years Canada. Whoop...Have a great summer.
LindaW rated for Happy Summer Swap on Jul 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing about your upcoming retirement home. Thanks also for the pictures.
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Comment: Thanks for the address labels - you're right-always useful. Oops - you didn't label the swap, but I finally figured it out! Pretty postage stamps, also.
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Comment: Lynda, I feel like you went shopping just for me! What a wonderful bunch of goodies--each one better than the next. I'm crazy for everything you sent! And as long as I've been swapping here, I have NEVER received any chocolate! What fun! Thank you for making this such a special parcel for me.
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Comment: Many thanks for all you sent, your generosity overwhelms me, thinking of you!
Response: You are welcome, Lou. Thank you for thinking of me. ❤️
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Comment: Lynda - your swaps are always so lovely. I was so happy with this swap, from the Canada 150 stamps on the envelope to the washi samples and gorgeous notecards - everything was fantastic. I adore the owl stationery, I immediately went to look for it on LaPappierre - it is spectacular. I also love the blue ink joy - it's a great colour. Thanks for making my day. Happy Swapping!
Response: You are most welcome. Thank you for the love -- aka ❤️
VivaLaDiane rated for June: Simple Storebought PC Swap on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Cutest PC I've gotten in forever!! Thanks so much for an awesome swap!! I love another fellow hockey lover too!! ♥♥
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Comment: Lynda thanks for such lovely letter!! <3
JessieB15 rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: Oh my goodness!! THANK YOU for the awesome moose keychain! I love it so much!! :) Thank you for the lovely letter as well!! This was such a great swap, thank you!

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Comments

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! :-)

USAFwife on Jun 27, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful "WTA" package. It arrived today and was a very happy surprise. Thank you, thank you! :)

shtrqueen on Jun 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the envelope of stamps! There are so many cool ones I can't wait to use. I was also so excited to see the Star Trek stamps on the outer envelope - they ran out at my post office, so I'm looking forward to adding these to my collection. You made my day. Happy Swapping!

USAFwife on Jun 15, 2017:

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday June 16th is the mail-by date for the "For the love of snail mail" swap! :)

LucyToons on Jun 5, 2017:

Thank you for the random card for my birthday :D x

Danitium on May 21, 2017:

You are absolutly amazing and sweet and sooo thoughtful!!!!! I got your birthday card and it made me smile from ear to ear :) Thank you so much and what makes it even better is that on the way- you also helped animals. P.s- the cake was delicious, too hehehe -Danit

miablancs on May 15, 2017:

Thank you for your kind words and wishes for a fast recovery your thoughtfulness is so appreciated =D.

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