Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Postcard Number Six!

Hello Everybody!

I hope you are all surviving the heat! It's cooled off here a bit, thank goodness! I have received not one, not two, but THREE more (relevant) postcards! Plus a letter from a pen pal and an additional postcard that was not for this project! I just love getting mail and yesterday, it was all for me! Anyways, just in case I hit a slump sometime, I will still only be posting one postcard an entry. And I will try to blog everyday but, we all know how life goes. Sometimes, there are more important things than blogging. Not very often, but sometimes, it just happens!

In addition to the many pieces of mail I received yesterday (besides the exciting letters and such I received two credit card offers which I will be declining and bathing suits from Target and a free gym bag for signing up for a magazine!), I also purchased international stamps. Not that this is really relevant to this blog but since they are stamps I thought it would be appropriate to share! I was visiting my post office everyday after the gym and I do believe they thought I was insane, mailing so many postcards. At least now I can mail them secretly without them knowing.

But now, the text on the postcard, the reason you are all here!

The back of the card says:
I think love is when you can just "be" with another person. Silence is easy and you are comfortable with yourself.

Thank you so much M.! I can't agree with you more. Some of my favorite "happy peaceful" moments are when my boyfriend and I are in the car, just being and driving. There's no need for words, we are just content with the silence.

Also, thank you for sending this particular postcard. I was trying to think of the name of these flowers the other day and couldn't come up with it for the life of me! I think they are very pretty, we also have them in Rhode Island!

What are your favorite moments with your loved ones? Favorite flowers? Leave a comment and let me know! I would just love to read some reader comments!

Thanks again M.!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Love Poem

Hello everybody!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend! It was extremely hot where I live but I'm sure it was cooler elsewhere in the world, perhaps even enjoyable! Today, all I wanted to do was jump into my pool but unfortunately, the UPS man never brought my bathing suits! Although Target's package tracker assures me that they are in transit. Hopefully they will come tomorrow, I have a beach date soon! Perhaps the UPS man is in cahoots with my mail man and together, they are hoarding my letter and packages to drive me crazy. Who knows!

Here is the postcard I was talking about yesterday. It's from N. in New York! A bit closer to home than my other postcards! Hopefully there are some more in my mailbox today, I haven't gotten a chance to look yet! Or maybe a pen pal letter! Is this too much to ask?

Anyways, here is the text on the card:
I cry your mercy-pity-love! Aye, love! Merciful love that tantalizes not, one-thoughted, never-wandering, guideless love, unmasked, and being seen-without a blot! O! Let me have thee whole, all-all be mine! That shape, that fairness, that sweet minor zest of love, your kiss, those hands, those eyes divine, that warm, lucent, million-pleasured breast yourself-your soul-in pity give me all, withhold no atom's atom or I die, or living on perhaps, your wretched thrall, forget, in the mist of idle misery. -John Keats

Oh how I love a good poem, especially one about love. I am not going to interpret for you, I know you are all capable of that yourself. I will tell you however, that my favorite line is "Withhold no atom's atom or I die...". I think that is a gorgeous line. As for the postcard, this is definitely a favorite of mine! At first I was confused when I opened the mailbox, I thought someone had stuck a package of stickers in with my mail when I looked quickly. But after I did a double take, I realized how adorable and true the words are. I just think it is so adorable. Thanks so much N.!

That's it for tonight folks, I am tired. Hopefully I will have something new to post tomorrow! Until then, feel free to share your favorite love quotes. I am a huge sucker for quotes. I just love them, all of them!

Can't wait to hear from you!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Love from Finland

Hello Everybody!

I'm so sorry that I've been M.I.A. for a few days now, I was terribly busy bartending this weekend! I have two postcards to share as of today! I will only share this one for now!

This lovely card is from M. in Finland. The text says:

Love is such a big thing that it is difficult to describe in a little card.

M., I totally agree. Love is indescribable anyways, authors have spent centuries trying to define love, filled volumes after volumes with love poems and still, no words seem to match the emotions one feels when in love. Thank you so much for your card and your words!

That's it for tonight everyone, I'm exhausted! Check back tomorrow night for another postcard!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Quick Post!

Hello Everybody!

I have been and will be extremely busy for a few days. I am hoping to have the latest postcard posted by tomorrow night! Check back here tomorrow!

Can't wait to hear from you all!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Postcard Number Three!

Hello everybody!

Unfortunately, I did not receive any postcards today :( But tomorrow is another day! This is why I am happy that I did not add this postcard yesterday, but waited until today instead.

Some more life updates...hmm...I am still waiting to hear back from ALL of my pen pals and for about 8 or so postcrossers! Come on people, I'm getting verrrrry impatient! In addition, Marisa, you made me very happy when you commented as you are the first one to comment! Ever! So thank you for that!

Now, for the text on the postcard:
Love is when you want to be with someone all days of the week and when your heart beat race even if you only think about him or her.

Thank you C. for your postcard! I absolutely love maps like that, they are so adorable! I also think that your words are very true. One of the best feelings is what happens when you are thinking about the person you love and getting butterflies in your tummy or feeling your pulse beat faster. I remember that happening all the time at the beginning of my relationship and two and a half years in, I still feel like that very often!

I am hoping to get another postcard in tomorrow! Otherwise, you all will just have to listen to me rant about my mail man (or lady, I haven't seen the person delivering my mail in so long I forget now) or about the new postcards I will inevitably buy at Ocean State Job Lot tomorrow (10 for a buck is just too good a deal to turn down!).

Thanks Again C.! Let's all hope for another tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Postcards!

Hello everyone!

I got TWO postcards today! That's right, not one but TWO! I was so excited, especially since the postcards were the only thing in the mailbox! No catalogs, no nothing! Just my postcards! It made me a very happy girl!

As happy as I am, I am only going to show you one today! This is especially important because the postcrossing number is incorrect. U., if you are reading this, I can't register my postcard! Please either message me through or e-mail me through the blog link for the right number!

I am also happy to inform you that I fixed the problem I had with my blog posting the pictures the other day! Hopefully it doesn't happen again! Therefore, the posts that were hastily put together in order to showcase the postcard are now gone! As you can all probably see!

Without further ado, here is the text on the postcard (I am only writing the part relevant to the project!):

Love is: Your significant other will love you, even if you look a mess!!

That is so true! I got my wisdom teeth out about a year ago. I am the biggest baby in the world when it comes to being sick, feeling funny, being hurt. Any of the above and I can no longer help myself. Anyways, my boyfriend came over and I was A MESS! He fed me chocolate milkshake (which I proceeded to get all over my face even though at the time he told me I did not have milkshake all over myself) and watched crappy movies with me (even though I would fall asleep every 5 seconds from the drugs I was on) and he even suffered through my horribly disgusting breath (which he told me about months later). If that isn't love, I don't know what is!

Thanks so much U., not only for your words but for your postcard as well! I love the scenery! If you're reading this, please comment, message me, or e-mail me with the registration code!

Until tomorrow, when I can promise you another postcard!

I was just e-mailed from postcrossing and they ID'd the postcard for me! It is registered on the website as of a minute ago!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Hello everybody!

Exciting news! I received a postcard from Finland today! And not just any old postcard, THE FIRST POSTCARD FOR THE PROJECT! And better yet, it WAS sitting in the mailbox all weekend, just like I had thought it might be yesterday when I posted! I had almost given up hope but my excitement is renewed! Here is the postcard, in the flesh!

I got over excited. I'm trying to figure out how to convert the scanned pdf. of the postcard into a jpg. file. I think I've done it and now I am waiting for the file to be converted. Please stand by!

While we wait, let me type the text out for everyone, as it can be a bit hard to read on the screen. I will be editing this and all postcards to make sure they are understandable to everyone!:

Dear Jillian! Love is a dignified thing in the human life. You can love other human beings, animals, nature. It's the meaning of life. Without love, humanity couldn't exist. It's the bridge between people. It's a warm and pure feeling. It's essential! Dear Greetings, A.

Thank you so much A! Congrats on being the first postcard! It is not only a beautiful postcard, but you wrote beautiful words as well! I agree so completely with the idea that love is the bridge between people. I think that is a beautiful thought.

Comments are welcome, but please keep them positive. All negative or derogatory comments will be deleted. But I know you all are too nice for that! The postcard picture will be uploaded shortly everyone! Sorry I jumped the gun and posted without figuring all of my technology out. I am just so excited!

Thank you again A!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day Thirteen...And I've Still Got Nothing!

Hello everyone!

It is day 13 and I still have yet to receive a postcard or letter, for the project or otherwise! I am getting beyond impatient, whatever that possibly could be! I am very excited for the first postcard to come. Perhaps tomorrow. After all there is not any mail on Sundays. For all I know there could be a postcard in the mailbox right now. I'm not sure if anyone checked the mail yesterday! But it is far too dark out and scary wild creatures will be sure to eat me if I go outside now. I will check first thing in the morning!

Also in the morning I have to send out some more postcards and letters. Well, I have decided to only send out one a day, that way I'm only spending a dollar a day rather than 5 dollars a day. I'm trying to pace myself here, this is still exciting and new but a bit costly! All my tip money will be going towards postage!

Wish Me Luck! Or better yet send me a postcard already!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

If I Only Had A Postcard

Hello everyone!

It has been over a week since this project has started. I am growing EXTREMELY impatient! I keep checking the mailbox, hoping for a postcard or a response from one of my pen pals. But I have gotten nothing yet! I wish that I had something to upload and share with all of you but unfortunately, I have nothing.

On the bright side, I have gotten many messages from people who find the project interesting. That is the only thing keeping me optimistic! Please, tell your friends, your family, your post offices, anyone who would be interested! I am hoping for a flood of postcards! I want my mailbox to be overflowing with postcards from around the world! I want my mother to give me strange looks as I get postcards in languages that I cannot understand! And I would like them soon! Tomorrow is another day, I will hopefully remain optimistic until then!

Can't wait to hear from all of you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Still Waiting

Hello All!

I am still waiting on my first postcard! I keep sending them out but haven't gotten any back yet. Hopefully I will receive some soon. I have also sent out many letters to people I met on that are hopefully going to be my pen pals. I have yet to hear anything from them.

I bought more postcards today. I just couldn't resist, at 10 for $1, how can you go wrong?

I promise this blog will get more interesting when I have actual postcards to blog about.

Until Tomorrow when I hopefully have a postcard to post!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Hello everyone!

Finally, one of my postcards arrived at it's destination! I was beginning to think my mailman was hoarding them in his basement or something! And a bonus, my first recipient is interested in the project (L if you're reading this, this is you!).

Besides that, not much else new to report. I put all 2 of my addresses in the address book. I felt as though I had so many more. If anyone would like a snail mail pal, e-mail me! If anyone is reading this that is! I need to fill my address book with addresses!

If I'm this excited over my address book, imagine how excited I'll be when I get a postcard back! I'm sorry this post is short, I'm exhausted and just had to share the news!

Until...tomorrow, most likely!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day Five...Nothing yet!

Hello Everyone!

Not much new to report here. I have some snail mail pen pals now. I am excited to hear back from them after all of the letters I've sent lately! It will be nice to hear from someone! I am still checking to see if anyone has received my postcards about...every 10 seconds. The waiting is killing me! I am sure I will survive though.

On the address book front, I found one! And it's CUTE! Here's the link:

So now, I will be busy putting my addresses in the address book hopefully all day!

I will keep you all posted (Haha get it...because it's the Post Project...I thought it was funny anyways).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day Four...Still Waiting

Hello everyone!

I have sent out postcards and have yet to receive any back. Granted, I sent them out 2 days ago. I understand that sending things overseas takes a while but COME ON! I guess this is the problem with our generation. To quote The Black Eyed Peas..."I WANT IT NOW".

My growing impatience aside, not much new has happened with the project. I don't even think anyone is reading my posts. Hello? Anyone out there? Leave a comment or e-mail me if you are reading this! PLEASE! I won't be holding my breath anytime soon.

I hope I don't get any really mean postcards. That would be awful. I know I'm bound to get a few. And even those will be posted. Of course all postcards remain anonymous unless you wish to be identified. So if you really want to be mean, then I suppose you could be. But it would make me really sad.

Also, on the address book front. No one has address books ANYWHERE! Not CVS. Not Stop & Shop. Not A.C.Moore (not that they ever have anything I need). Not Christmas Tree Shop...NO WHERE! So I decided I have to go to Barnes and Noble. Which is one of my favorite places. I love being surrounded by so many stories that I don't yet know about. Plus the books smell so nice. But I know that they will have address books and even though they will not be the prettiest, I will buy one and I will post a picture of it on my next blog post because it will keep me busy and distract me from clicking on every 10 seconds to see if anyone has received my postcard!

Enough with the boring space killers...I will talk to all of you tomorrow unless something urgent happens!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day Three

Hello everyone!

I created an e-mail address for the project. ! Send any inquiries about the project there and I will respond back when I get a chance. I haven't received any postcards yet. Actually, my postcards still haven't made it to their destinations yet. I did send them yesterday though, it takes time to get to Europe...which is very bad because I am extremely impatient!

I also wrote to my first pen pal today! She seems very nice, I hope to mail her letter out this afternoon! I am also on the lookout for an address book. To keep in touch with all of the many people I hope to meet from around the world! I looked at 2 different stores yesterday and no one had one! "Whatever happened to the old romantic days of letter sending and little black books?" says the girl blogging on internet using a laptop resting her feet on a printer and sitting in front of a flat screen TV.

I am also considering getting a P.O. Box. I have to look into it more though. I think it would be a good investment. If only I knew how to pay for it! I am getting more and more excited about this project! I sure hope it takes off!

Please contact me for an address to send a postcard to!

Until next time!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Project Officially Begins...Now

Hello everyone!
I have officially written 5 postcards and will be sending them out shortly. I got those addresses from Which I am now obsessed with. I also have found snail mail pals on Which I'm also excited about because now I can write letters to people and buy more stationary! Anyways, so far, the project is going slow but it has been less than 24 hours since the conception of the idea. Snail mail takes a while!

So here is my idea for how this little project of mine will work.

I will upload the postcards to the blog and write about them. And then I will keep them in an album of some sorts.

That's as far as I've gotten. You all are just as in the dark as this as I am. But don't worry, my faithful readers, who are as of right now not aware that you are going to faithfully read my blog one day, I will let you know what's going on as soon as I figure it out. Who knows, no one may be interested in what I'm doing. But I think they will be.

Until later, tomorrow, or whenever something semi-interesting happens,

Monday, June 7, 2010

Post Mission

Hello all!
Inspired by...Julie and Julia (yes, the movie) I have decided to start a blog. About what you ask? Well, starting today, I am setting out on a mission to get postcards from around the world with the sender's idea of love. I haven't started this endeavor yet, I just conceived the idea this morning HOWEVER, I am extremely optimistic. I will be starting an account on and hopefully connecting with people from across the world that can help me get my postcards! And definitions of love!
Wish Me Luck,

UPDATE: I have joined as a way to connect with other postcard senders! Forgive my lingo everyone, I'm new to this!