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1. Posted by hippiechic (Budding Member 43 posts) 11y

this is just like that, only not as time consuming, down-side being you don't get cool things in the mail...oh well. i love recieving mail, all i get right now are bills though. oh well. i have often thought of sending myself a note, or anonymous flowers at work or something...is that pathetic?! hee hee. oh well, i have to do things for myself, b/c no one else does them for me, right?!
just wanted to give a lowdown on myself, as i have posted a few things...thought it'd be cool to say a little about me.
i'm a girl.
i'm nice.
so waddaya think?! ha ha, i'm so eloquent!
i'm pretty alternative i guess? haven't really found a definition for that word yet though. i like to travel. i like to talk spiritual talk. am hell-bent on my spiritual journey, which hasn't been exactly as easy as i thought.
some of my heros...Ghandi, Bob marley, Ani Difranco...whom i am going to see in concert in Feb in Santa Barbara!!!! YAY!
she is possbily my earthly definition of an angel. i have the biggest non-sexual crush on her one can imagine.
ummmm....if i had to describe myself as an animal, i think it would be a mountain lion or a panther, or both, one is my dark side one is my light...i am currently listening to the Donnie Darko soundtrack...a mustsee movie.
i love talking to new people about anything and everything.
if i had to describe myself as a god/dess, it would be Aphrodite/Venus/Calypsso...why? well, lots of people have told me that, and most of my cahllenges/delights surround things that they govern.
also, i love to blab, or share my ideas...at least on paper/com-Poo-ter. talking is harder...can't get my ideas across as well.
anyhoo, that's l'il ol' me!

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Send me your address, and i'll post you something. You even then have the added excitement of foreign mail/parcels. Exactly what will be determined by my mood/sense of humour at that moment though.

I'm notorious for obliging random (and normally drunk) requests for mail or choosing to take odd comments to daft logical extremes. As such, i've sent such classics as beer munchies - amongst others, Pizza, Burgers and an omlette, a 6ft long toblerone, a box of sand (not really from the sahara as i claimed, but....), a jar of water (it was snow when i posted it) and in one of my more warped moments, a life sized carboard cutout of David Hasslehoff to a Canadian friends grandmother who to this day i've never even spoken to.

Ask and ye shall recieve.

Oh, and yes, I do remember having a couple of actual penpals (through school) but sadly lost touch before i was old enough to take advantage of having friends in Hong Kong and Kenya.

But most importantly, welcome to TP

(and please feel free to ignore my random warblings. Everybody else does, as they've learn't their lessons. Often the hard way)

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I've had plenty of penfriends in the past, but since the introduction of the internet things have changed.

Once I could sit down, and write pages & pages ... now I would just get writer's cramp.

4. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 11y

Welcome to TP.

If you like spritual talks then you must visit places like Haridwar in the north or Chennai in the south.
If you are born on 6th you would be a Venus!!
Are you planning to visit India?

Yes i have a penpal still in contact with me since school days,still sending greeting cards by post even now.

Bye take care,

5. Posted by crazyjojo (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

Hey Hippiechic

I enjoyed your introduction very much so ill sorta go the same way about introducing myself to you

Yeah I miss having a penpal - i love hearing about other peoples adventures / stories...

Ani DiFranco is pretty awesome... I have a very eclectic music colletion and as a joke one of my friends bought me "evolve" because she was told it was folk music and i seemed to have everything but folk (anyway this story has a point)... and although the style took some getting use to it rocks.. she is very talented.

If I was an animal I think I would be a horse. Im very free spirited, friendly, not very aggressive and i dont mind physical activity.

I cant really describe myself as one goddess because I have a little bit of all of them in me. I like to think I have Antheas wisdom, hestias gentleness and Artemis' courage.

Anyway hope i havent bored you to much

Jo

6. Posted by hippiechic (Budding Member 43 posts) 11y

you know what i find so freakin cool about TP? the fact that here we are, people from all sides of the world, talking to each other!
wow, it blows my mind!!!

yes, i love spirituality, it is my passion right now i think....even though i forget that fairly often! i suppose i used to be passionate (almost to the point of obsession) about finding love, but i have been there and i realize that i am not ready for it yet! so spirituality is my new focus. perhaps that is one of the reasons i am so enamoured with the idea of going to India.

and Ani Difranco IS great, and i agree takes some getting used to...i heard a song by her on an indie radio staion and went out and bought "Not a Pretty Girl" and found that the whole albumreally described how i was feeling about myself, the world and life in general at that point...i think it actually kind of saved me, knowing that someone else out there could express all the turmoil i was feeling, and that she lived (and prospered) through it.

anyways, thanks for replying! i love being able to start a "conversation"! it's exciting for me (i know, simple minds get amused over simple things...oh well! LOL!)

peace to all!
hippiechic

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Hi hippiechic and everyone.

This is a great virtual community, and there are certainly many friendly people here that are willing to provide advice and tips; either travel related or whatever.

I gotta amit though, I reckon "spirituality" is a load of b.s. Oh well, that's just me and we are all entitled to our opinion.

8. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 11y

Hey!Liked your introduction there!!!!!!
As for the whole penpal thing, as I child I was somewhat of a pen-pal fanatic, loved getting cute parcels and mail through my letterbox....many people mocked, but a mere few of these penpals have stayed in touch as and a result, come my RTW trip beginning in April I know have managed to blag accomodation in New York, LA, Singapore, Japan and Malaysia!!!!Not bad eh?!?!?!In fairness the letters between us became somewhat dwindled over the years but in the past year Ive managed to track them down and now Im happily looking forward to my travels!!!!!!!!

9. Posted by kloselee (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

it's fantastic to have penpals,which made me convinced the world is getting smaller and different cultures can be better communicated.
above all,because of so many sincere friends and tips, travelling around the world is never a dream for me.i'd like to offer some tips on china,if you like.i really enjoy being shared so many info here!;):(:)

10. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Oh yes!! I remember my penpals because I stay in touch!! You konw what hippiegirl? (I'm ganna tell you...) I have a German friend, Amelie, we were pen friend trough internet first, then we met " for real" in Germany, then she came visit me in Canada, then I was back in GErmany, and she finally was at my wedding in 2003!! Isn't that cool?

And also, I met "for real" an Italian penpal, a guy, in Torino when I was there. He is super interesting, but we lost contact (I guess because I'm married now ! LOL

but I really like to writte to people too, in their language and all... Also I completly understand you: I use to send myself postcards from the places I was visiting ... I still do!! hahaha (that's also because I collect stamps!! ahaha)

Cheers!