Age : 28. 29 in June.
Location : Illinois
Languages : English, some French, even less Russian.
Occupation : I work backstage in theatre. Logistics person.
I work in the entertainment business, backstage. I've recently emerged from grad school, moved from the east coast, and am in my first post-grad job.
Two cats live with me, and I enjoy homebody stuff like gardening, cooking, and knitting. I also like to go out with friends. I'm trying to be more social, but it's really freaking hard to make friends when you no longer have the constructs of an education system to help you out and tend to be somewhat introverted. I like shenanigans, drawing, painting, late night conversations that range from fart jokes to vaguely intellectual things. I like to travel, and am saving up money to be able to make that a more regular thing. Road-tripping with a tent is currently where it's at. I've been on one, loved it, and am planning my next one for this summer.
Shins, Antlers, Mumford and Sons, Illumineers, Guster, Garbage, Bjorn, Likki Li, St. Vincent, The Ramones, The Doors, classical... I like music :) I play the violin and am "learning" the banjo (it's been awhile. I may need to start over)
The BBC pride and prejudice, Shawn of the dead, Clue... I tend to lean towards comedies and lighter stuff. I also tend to not really watch stuff until it's been out for a long, long time.
I'm not much of a TV show watcher, so if you're interested in talking about television I am probably not your best bet. I enjoy Venture Bros, Archer, the Rome series. On the list to finish watching/catch up on: Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, House of Cards
Like movies, I tend to wait until it's been out for a few seasons and then I'll binge watch it.
Books : I love books! Currently reading the Goldfinch. The Hitchhiker's Guide series, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, a bunch of Neil Gaimen, World War Z, Cloud Atlas, A little bit of James Joyce, the Harry Potter Series, the Hunger Games, most of what Jane Austen wrote, Blankets by Craig Thompson, On Looking by Horowitz (which I thought was O.K), Blink: The power of thinking without thinking, by Gladwell, a bunch of classics... I'm currently chewing through a book a week, though Goldfinch is currently on week 2 (but it's thick).
How many pen pals do you have?
I currently have one penpal. I used to have 3-4, but grad school and life exploded and I fell behind.
How many pen pals do you want?
I would like to ease back in to this. 1-2 more.
How long are your letters?
Depends on what is being said. Shortest is probably a page.
Hand written or typed?
I preferred to make mine handwritten, but I'm determined to not let that prevent me from sending out a letter! So I'll accept (and probably do) either.
How long does it take you to reply?
Not longer than a week, though there's a chance I may go on tour in late July, so writing may become spastic until I get into a rhythm with that (if I do it).
Where do you want your pen pals to be from?
Anywhere! Out of North America would be cool. I would enjoy trying to write in French or Russian, but you'd have to expect some very rusty language from my end (haha).
What age should your pen pal be?
18 or older. Preferably mid twenties - mid thirties, but whatever.
I'm looking for friendship, people who may have common interests (or just one or two common interests), who enjoy writing and sharing thoughts on life. And cats.