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eel

eel
Date Joined: June 25, 2016
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: November 6, 1959
Country: Canada

About Me

Update: as of Nov. 6/17, I am retired!

I am a former street walker that moved inside due to worn out knees and feet.

What is up with that, you ask? I was a letter carrier and worked 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 daughter, 28; a daughter, 27; and, a bonus...D-I-L, 24.

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.
UPDATE: Aug. 2017: And then there were 5. Spooky gifted us with 5 kittens in March, all found homes but one...Boots...well, he is with us permanently so i guess that means he found one too.

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.

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

luluvision rated for Happy Valentine's Day on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard and the sweet poem! :-) I enjoyed the stamps you put on the postcard! And of course, the owl!
Candace rated for Happy New Year Pen Pal on Feb 18, 2018
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Comment: We did not have a white Christmas either, but I prefer it that way! :)
Cariboocarol rated for Valentine Card and Goodies on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you VERY much for the envelope full of VAlentines!! I especially love the stationery you sent but everything is really nice. I hope you are feeling better by now---you have had a rough year so far!!
mb58ca rated for December Mega Misc on Feb 2, 2018
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Comment: Mega awesomeness! Thanks for all the goodies. Can't wait to try the fountain pen--never used one. And it's a good thing you bagged the ink--they both leaked a bit but not all. And the candy will be gone tomorrow ;)
pinkrenegade rated for Send 3 on Jan 3, 2018
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Comment: What a great package, Lynda ~ thank you! So nice to have all those items; such cute stationery... and those postcards!! They are lovely ♥ Have a safe and healthy 2018!
simcoe54 rated for 12 Items of December on Dec 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the package with all the interesting items in it. Loved it. Happy New Year!
mb58ca rated for Incomplete SS - 2 on Dec 28, 2017
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Comment: Lynda, thanks for all the sticker sheets! I know--I thought I had more than I did, too.
suntattoo rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: This somehow went to my old address, but the building manager saved it for us luckily! I especially like the sticky notes, overall suck lovely things!
Response: Woa! Good thing the manager hung on to it for you. Happy you like what I sent. Thank you for rating and for the ❤️. If you would not mind private messaging me your current address I would sure appreciate it. I have been known to send out random envies and greetings 🤫. cheers, eel
jlink rated for Hosting my 100th Swap!! on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: great letter - I am adding you to my pen pal stack to reply to!
reauk rated for KKL: What I Like About You, Kitty ... on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: thanks Lynda for a fabulous letter and goodies i really enjoyed reading about your fur-babies hope to hear more
Lazykavi rated for penpals for life on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: i will be writing soon back :D
Zander rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank You for a wonderful swap, love all the goodies!
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Comment: HI! Thank you so much for the beautiful swap :D The chocolate coin was my favourite and I loved to knew more about your beautifull country. The letter set was just so lovely. Thank you so much for everything
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Comment: Thank you!
Karmi53 rated for 3 Sticker Sheets #2 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Wow love all the stickers thanks they are all great and l love the postcard. I be happy to be penpals l drop you a note this weekend. take care
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Comment: Many thanks for your kitty-themed decorations on your envelope, for your newsy letter - lots of changes ahead - and for all the wonderful things you picked out and sent me, hope you are having a great September!
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love everything 🌸
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Comment: thanks to check on my profile before sending stuff!! I enjoy what you send. I know something it taugh to find something to someone when we don't have the same interests but you make a great job :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards of your area, and the nice note!
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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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Comments

Lonestarchild on Jan 13, 2018:

Thank you for the fun animal themed Christmas Card that arrived today!

susieq11 on Jan 4, 2018:

Thank you for the Christmas card!!! What a nice surprise! Hope you enjoyed the holidays! xxx

shtrqueen on Jan 3, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and that you have a fantastic 2018!

Soph on Dec 31, 2017:

What a nice surprise! Thanks a lot for your lovely Christmas card, the special stamps you chose as postage for the envelope and your kind wishes. A Happy New Year to you!

MadeByRori on Dec 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday and Christmas cards! What lovely RAK surprise 😊💌

fluffyjunk on Dec 30, 2017:

What a nice surprise! Thank you very much for your wonderful Christmas card! :)

denimblu14 on Dec 22, 2017:

Such a lovely surprise eel, thank you very much for your kind thought in sending me a Christmas card and a nice cheery note. Super stamps used as postage too.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. lv 'n hugs, Carol :)

Lyndall on Dec 22, 2017:

Hello! Thank you so much for the postcards and extras for the IFM WTA - I really like the pc with the botanical print! Let me know when you get mine.

lawchick on Dec 19, 2017:

Aww thank you for the Happy Birthday note! It was so sweet and surprising to receive. You made my day! :)

mrsD on Dec 19, 2017:

thank you for the xmas card! happy holidays :)

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