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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
3:34 pm

Name: Rebekah or Becky

Age: 26

Date of Birth: Dec 13

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Straight

Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio

Occupation: Writer

Hair: Red and black, but I am always changing it

Eyes: Blue-green

Ethnicity: White

Language: English

Marital Status: Complicated

Looking for: Friends, pen-pals

Tattoos/Piercings: None

Religion: Spiritual: Pagan & New Age

Do you want LJ friends? Yes

Do you want Snail mail pen-pals? Yes

About me (basics): What do you want to know? I am reliable as I am everyone shoulder to cry on. I am an open book. Message me and ask more.

I love writing and plan to publish all of my writings if possible.

I love to spoil my friends.

I love traveling, hiking, and going for walks.

I am a huge movie buff as I enjoy a good comedy or horror.

I am intelligent, humorous (more of a dry humor), understanding romantic, creative, and a kid at heart.

Hobbies: Writing: novel, blogs, poetry; Painting, Traveling, Cooking, Baking, Hiking, Music, Watching movies

Music: Hanson, Nickelback, Godsmack, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Metallica, POD, Wednesday13, Pink Floyd, Evanscence, Deep Purple, Pink, Katy Perry, Type O Negative, The Fray, Howie Day, Linkin’ Park, Oldies, Motown, Evanescence, Boyz II Men, Dance music

Books: I am currently reading “The Christmas Sweater” by Glenn Beck. I also like anything by Stephen King

TV: House, Top Chef: New York, Married with Children, Boy Meets World, Family Guy, Simpsons, Iron Chef

Movies: The Saw Series, Dirty Dancing, Spiderman 3, Get over it, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Interview with a Vampire, The Shinning, and mostly comedies and horror

How long are your emails? At least one page most of the time, many times they can get two or three pages long depends on what I have to say.

Do you hand-write or type? If I can get to the library on time, I will type, but I usually hand write, because I currently do not have a printer.
How long does it take you to reply to an email?
A few days to a week at the most, depends on how busy I am.
What age would you like your email pal to be?
18-35: I want them to be legal
Where would you like them to be from?
Italy, USA, England, Scotland, Down Under


Please message me or e-mail me at Rebekah1725@yahoo.com if you want to exchange addresses. If you communicate with me please tell me found my info from live journal, so I don't mistake you for spam.



















Wish List


  1. Stickers
  2. Post cards
  3. Velvet posters
  4. Stationary
  5. Colored ball point pens
  6. Notebooks
  7. Cool, shiny diaries
  8. Anything with musical notes
  9. Poems
  10.  Anything Gothic
  11.  Abstract Art
  12.  Remix CDs
  13. New friends


Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
11:07 am

Name: Michelle
Age: 25 (November 11, 1983)
Location: Mexico
Hobbies: writing, snail mail penpalling, long letter, photography, journals, history, politics, chocolate, driving fast, notebooks, cows, art, French imprssionism, travel, folcloric small towns, going out to a bar called Rose, dancing the night away to rock music, concerts, datebooks, Mexican history, literature, gothic churches....
Favourite music: 50s, 60s, and 80s rock music.... jazz and blues
Favourite books: Gabriel García Marques, Jose Saramago, Edgar Allan Poe, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, Woody Allen, Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes".
Favourite films: Little Miss Sunshine, The Color Purple, Amelie, Lord of the Rings, Fight Club, Stranger than Fiction, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary 1 & 2, ALL Woody Allen. 

- More personal -
Sexuality: Straight
Do you smoke? No
Drink? Coffe, tea, beer and sometimes whiskey
Take drugs? no.
Enjoy "partying"? yes! but only with really good friends.
Your political views: depends on the country
Your religious views: Catholic

- Penpalling-related questions -
How long have you been penpalling?Since I as 16
How many penpals do you have? 5
Do you ever stop writing to people, and if so, why? More likely the other way around
How long are your letters? long... at least 4 pages front and back.
How long do you take to reply to letters? Same week, 2 weeks at the latest. Although i admit I have breakdowns... out of a job, out of town... but very very rare.
Do you like to include small gifts with your letters? If I find out what my pal likes, sure! FBs, stickers, tea bags.
Do you write on nice stationary? Usually yes.... If I don't have available, I tend to decorate.
Do you type your letters? Never

Anything else? I have no idea how this works... should I start to write a journal, then after 3 or 4 pages I send it to my friend so she can write her part? Or do each write a complete journal and THEN the send it....? I don't get it, but excited....!!! I have several unstarted journals that I can use for this.

II want honesty, no matter what it may be. I prefer 1000 times for people to write... "it's not fun to write to you anymore" than for them to just stop writing.

Email: mmbrunet@gmail.com

Current Mood: ecstatic
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
11:21 pm
My name's Rachelle. I'm 28 years old and live in Pittsburgh, PA. I'd love to find one person to exchange journals with. I've started one already, so if you want to be journal pals, I'll have one to send out in a couple weeks.
I'm pretty broke, so I need to stick with the US. I'm a social work major, a Christian, a bookworm. I'll probably fill my journals with entries, thoughts, opinions, and magazine/news articles that I find interesting.
Friday, October 17th, 2008
7:19 pm
Journal/Notebook pal from Ireland?
Name: Rona

Age: 28

Location: Ireland

Interests: Penpals, Arts and Crafts, Paganism, Fantasy, Cultures, Paranormal, Legends, Myths, Vampyre, Dark Themes, Photography, 

How many journal pals would you like?: Maybe 2 or 3. I want someone who will definately become my journal or notebook pal for a while and won't stop halfway through without explaination.

What type of stuff do you think you might include?: Photographs of my area or country, Information on my culture, Postcards, stuff to decorate the journal, Some writing as well as print, I am open to adding anything really :) I am quite a craftsy person :P

Are you willing to be pals with someone from a different country? Keep in mind the extra postage costs: Yes!

I would like to find pals who like to write long letters and who won't stop writing after the first 2 letters or the first two journal entries or something. I like all sorts of discussions on paper, rather than just the average "what I did today" type of letter and would prefer a pal who is interested in the same.

Now let me tell you about yours truly lol (I.E. Me)

My name is Rona and I am 28 years old, living in the south east of Ireland with my husband and our dogs. I would consder myself open minded, a deep thinker, sometimes marching to the beat of my own drum lol plus I like to laugh now and again, its good for our souls wouldn't you agree?

I would consider myself a bit of a loner really, even though I come across as sociable and friendly for the most part, and I try to be as open as possible in my letters about my feelings, my life and thoughts in general... perhaps you can help me to be better at this. I am searching for honest and true friends, rather than just a penfriend that I never really get to "know"

I am also Pagan, so if you have a problem with this please do not bother writing to try and convert me. I am fine just the way I am, thanks.

Umm..what else, oh yes I better tell you about my interests...well I enjoy reading a lot, and I have a ton of books scattered around the place,I am very into movies and trying out arts and crafts (whenever I get the time to do them). Other things I like are: Animals, history, crystals, paranormal, documentaries, castles, ancient civilisations, mediaeval,tudors, owls, celtic, Scandinavia, Russia, Cultures, wolves, antartica, fairies and lots more...you can see the rest of my interests on my profile page.

So if you feel that I am someone you would like to write to, do not hesitate to message me. Maybe we can add ourselves to each friends list and see how we get on first before writing to each other, whichever you prefer, I do not mind.

This is my first time ever doing a journal with a pal, so I hope I get this right lol...
Thats about it....

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
9:00 pm
Hello everyone! I just joined and am going to introduce myself! My name is Ashley and I am eighteen years old but my birthday is this month and then I'll be nineteen. I am a full-time college student studying psychology for my bachelors, and then going on to study to be a special education teacher.  I spend most of my time at school or work. I am working almost full-time at an assisted living home for the elderly. I have a love/hate relationship with my job. To describe my personality, I am spontaneous, determined, caring, energetic, emotionally intense, sometimes poetic, a bit clumsy, often awkward, sensual, funny, and adventerous among other things. Most people say I'm pretty fun, and a great friend. I hope I can live up to their words. Label wise, I am female my sexual/emotional/relational orientation is pansexual and polyamorous I identify religiously as pagan my clothing style is eclectic. My tastes in music are varied, as are my tastes in movies, but I love them both. I am a gay rights activist and am on the Eboard for my school's GSA. My boyfriend and I spend one date night a month picking up trash. My aunt says I'm a crazy dirty hippie, I resent that-I bathe daily. I live in Monroe, Connecticut, USA. I'm looking for any range of journal partners and am looking forward to beginning a journal with someone. However, I'd like to keep my partners to be within the U.S for now  due to shipping costs and suchthings. I'm a rather poor college student paying her bills and trying to keep afloat. Perhaps in the future I'll expand my reaches. I'd like to learn some new things perhaps be taught about a culture different from mine. A journal I would write would probably have-my daily happenings, pictures, news articles, things I thought were cool glued/taped inside [[Please warn me of any allergies to things that could be taped inside or an allergy to latex such as in scotch tape]] some small surprise presents. ^_^

Ashley Loves: music, dancing, reading, arts and crafts, nature, hiking, adventure, the color red, butterflies, stars, lotions, candles, incense, tattoos, piercings, yogurt, bananas, new experiences, travel, chocolate, animals, camping, drumming, bonfires, home made stuffs, repurposed items, secondhand stuffs, writing, making friends, penpalling [duh]

Ashley Dislikes:
close-mindedness, ricotta cheese, ranch dressing, the texture of pudding, elevators, overly small spaces with too many people in them, the cold, odd numbers, apathy towards important things especially if only becuase the people practicing it think it's "cool"

comment here and I'll send you my adress via lj messaging

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
10:12 pm
new here...=)
Name: Rachel
Age: 18 (But I'm almost 19...^_^  10 more days until my birthday!)
Location: CA
Interests: I like reading, school, some writing, bunnies (I have 2 of my own  ^_^  They're my babies), Science fiction, Star Trek, Star Wars (most of the time), superheroes, cooking, knitting, crocheting, latchhooking, driving, pin up girls, sock monkeys, watching old movies, psychology, photography, candles, philosophy, and uh, I think that's it.  ^_^
How many journal pals would you like?: I think I would like to start off with one...Really see if I enjoy writing journals to people...And be really committed to one person before I spread myself too thin.
What type of stuff do you think you might include?: I don't really know what I would include.  Some days, the journal entry might go like this, "Crap I had a bad day.  Later, Rachel."  My friends always used to laugh at me for that.  Other days the journal entry might be hugely long, and it might be a good day with some philosophical discussion or something.  And some good days it'll be short and sweet.  So, it kind of depends on my mood that day.
Are you willing to be pals with someone from a different country? Keep in mind the extra postage costs: I think I would like to keep it in this country (U.S.) for now, and then when I get more established and comfortable, I'll expand to other countries...^_^  (I'd really like someone in Memphis, TN...but if you're not there, that's cool too...^_^)
Monday, September 29th, 2008
11:40 am
Hello all!


- General Info -
Name: Hanna
Age: 28 (August 6, 1979)
Location: Finland
Hobbies: Writing, reading, writing long snail mail letters, knitting, painting, drawing, taking long walks, thinking, thinking and thinking, sewing, all kinds of crafts and art, taking photos, fashion and antifashion, being alone, dancing on my own, staring at the stars or the sea, just being alive, going to museums and galleries, finding beauty everywhere, noticing the little things in life, philosophy, learning languages, fea markets and second hand stores....
Favourite music: Irish folk (Clannad, Sinead O'Connor, Loreena McKennitt, Enya), Finnish melancholy rock (CMX, Kotiteollisuus, Viikate), classical, punk, hard rock, chansons, Edith Piaf, 60's music (Beatles, The Supremes), Queen (forever!), Sigur Ros, Björk... A lot really, though not hip hop or any other "MTV"-music.
Favourite books: I love reading, I read all the time. Stephen King, Tove Jansson's Moomin-books, Marya Hornbacher's Wasted... Too many to mention here!
Favourite films: The Phantom Of The Opera, The Pride And Prejudice, To End All Wars, Girl Interrupted, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, the old Shining, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pollock, Frida...

- More personal -
Sexuality: Straight (I guess, but not absolutely sure...)
Do you smoke? Yes, though I am trying to stop all the time
Drink? Only coffee and tea, no alcohol at all
Take drugs? Nope (except the ones my doctor gives me....)
Enjoy "partying"? No thanks, I'd rather dance at home.
Your political views: Greenish
Your religious views: Christian (non-practising), though all religions interests me

- Penpalling-related questions -
How long have you been penpalling? Since I was 12, though had a break due to getting ill. Now I'd love to get back in writing letters.
How many penpals do you have? 10 now, I'd like to have some more as I am looking for very special people.
Do you ever stop writing to people, and if so, why? I stop if there is nothing in common with us or if I keep getting short or superficial letters that are just written without a thought. I am not going to stop writing due to my illnesses anymore. I admit that I am picky...
How long are your letters? At least 4 A4 front and back (though I usually write on A5 size papers), so I am looking for LONG LETTER pals. Or even notebook pals. I really would like to get into journal penpalling!
How long do you take to reply to letters? I usually write one letter for two days as I need to have a thinking-break in the middle. I write back within two weeks, but usually within a week. But when it comes to notebook plas, of course writing back will take longer.
Do you like to include small gifts with your letters? Yes, if I find something nice.
Do you write on nice stationary? Yes, but if I use a plain blank paper, I will decorate it then.
Do you type your letters? Very rarely, only if my hand hurts.

Anything else? I suffer of chronic depression and eating disorders and I do write about them as well, so if you are someone who can't stand mental illnesses, then you shouldn't write to me. I write long and deep letters, I write about odd things, ugly things, beautiful things, I write about my life, my glorious days and my dark days. I am melancholy person, but I love life anyway, no matter how hard it gets. I am never giving up again. 

I respect honesty in my friends and that they are willing to really open their hearts and mind to me while accepting words from my heart in return. Soul mates are what I am looking for, someone to share everything with. Someone to talk about anything under the sun and even things beyond it!

Take a look at my userinfo for more info and there you can find my e-mail address as well. Or comment here. But please do take a look at my userinfo anyway, it has some important info about me!
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
6:38 am
Greetings from Wisconsin!
Name: Melissa
Age: 25
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Interests: reading (I've gotten really interested in historically-based nonfiction, like The Other Boleyn Girl as an example), writing (letters, short stories, poetry), collecting postcards/foreign currency/shot glasses, amateur photography, travel, nature, movies (especially foreign, but really any), crafting (scrapbooking, crochetting, knitting, decoupaging, etc.), MUSIC... and the list goes on!
How many journal pals would you like?: Honestly I'd like just a couple to start out with, but what I'd really like is someone that would be interested in not doing this just "once" but making a thing out of it.  Like you do a journal, I do one, repeat.  Not just trade once and that's that.  Kind of like a very long and drawn out and much more insightful version of penpalling.  Make sense?
What type of stuff do you think you might include?: Oh I'm pretty random!  Anything from stories about the local area to what I had for breakfast that day to photos and postcards and stickers and poetry and movie reviews!  The possibilities are endless. :)
Are you willing to be pals with someone from a different country? Keep in mind the extra postage costs: Absolutely.  In fact, I encourage it.  Cost is not an issue for me.

If you want to know anything else, just comment and I'll be glad to respond!
Monday, August 11th, 2008
1:13 pm
Name: Cheryl
Age: 34 (today!)
Location: NW Florida
Interests: So many- Star Wars, Asian movies, word games (Scrabble, and Boggle are two favorites), swimming/treadmill walking, kimono, Japan, China, history, cetology, languages (I'm trying to teach myself French, Russian, and Japanese), tattoos, cooking, cephalopods, music (Interpol, Ting Tings, the Virgins, Editors, Los Campensinos, Morningwood, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gossip, Le Tigre, proforma, A Place to Bury Strangers, Placebo, and I'm always looking for something new). See my profile for more. Right now I'm really into the Olympics (fencing, equestrian events, swimming, beach volleyball.)
How many journal pals would you like? I have one, so maybe two or three more?
What type of stuff do you think you might include? Newspaper clippings from the local paper, postcards, pressed leaves from local trees (if you're out of the region), photos, um, I'm new to this so I don't know what else!
Are you willing to be pals with someone from a different country? (Keep in mind the extra postage costs) Sure, in fact I'd love to be pals with someone from New Zealand, Japan, or Russia!

  • You can also email me at octogirlie AT gmail DOT com
  • I'm looking for journal pals of all ages, though I do ask you to be mature.
  • I don't mind sending out the first book, but be aware that I can be really slow in responding (I'm working on it, I promise!) ^_^

    Hope to hear from you soon!
  • Sunday, July 27th, 2008
    7:21 pm
    New journal pal?
    Hi everyone who has joined in on this new group. I am looking for maybe 2 at the most journal pals. I haven't had much luck with pen pals that will continue to write so I thought combining my love for pen palling and journaling. I love being creative with my journaling whatever it may be. A poem, a drawing, collage etc. So if anyone would like to journal pal with me just let me know. Here is a bit about me:

    31 years young. 1 daughter. boyfriend. loves animals. artwork. beaches. tea. good reads. workaholic. decorating. cooking. mixed media. ikea. festivals. flea markets. yard sales. and lots more.

    Hope to hear from someone soon!

    xxx Amanda

    Current Mood: creative
    3:19 pm
    Hey everyone! Thanks for joining. As far as I know, this is the only community that exists for journal pen palling, but maybe I just don't use the search interests thing right. :) Anyway, I've found a couple people to journal with, so I'm not going to post for new friends right now, but please do so yourselves.
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