Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Items In My Mailbox Today: 2 Items!

Item #1: Bathing Suits from ModCloth.com!

They're here, they're here!

Of course, the one downside to them being here is I had to go to the post office in Shoppers Drug Mart and pay a duty fee on them XP But oh well! I'm sure these suits will be very much worth it come summer time when I get to show these babies off!

I tried both of these suits on as soon as I got them, although I didn't feel quite like taking pictures of them just yet. I think I'll wait until I have some sort of resemblance of a tan (which I doubt will happen - I'm practically an albino) and am perhaps a bit more toned up (Hah!), and am therefore bathing suit ready!

I have to say, I can't remember the last time I put on a bathing suit and felt so comfortable in my own skin. Not only that, but I actually started to get excited for the summer so that I could wear them. The blue suit (which actually is a turquoise pinstripe, although you'd never be able to tell from the picture) is adorable; the gathering on the suit is very flattering and helps to hide my gut which I doubt I'll ever fully get rid of. As for the black one. . . The first thing out of my mouth was "Whoa. . ." because I'd never worn something so bold before! But at the same time, it wasn't unflattering. Normally something like that would scare the crap out of me, but when I put it on I felt super confident. I'm not sure if it's because I now have a boyfriend that consistently tells me that I'm beautiful and he wouldn't change a thing (and he means it!) or if I've just begun to really grow as a person, but putting on that bathing suit felt pretty great.

Yet another reason I have to look forward to the summer!

Item #2: Postcrossing Post Card from China!

I don't think I ever mentioned this on my Postcrossing profile, but I absolutely love city photographs taken at night! There's something about all the lights that makes everything look so alive, even if a chunk of the population is sleeping. Either way, this card is gorgeous. It's hard to see in this picture, but there's a river in the picture, with that brightly lit bridge crossing it. That river apparently extends all the way to where the sender lives, which is pretty cool.

This card was actually dated January 22nd, 2014. It took 49 days to reach me! To me that seems insane. Obviously I understand that China is really far away, and the postal service anywhere is obviously not as fast as sending off an email, but it still seems like an awful long time to me. I expressed my surprise over this in my thank you message that I sent to the sender on Postcrossing.com.

Going Out In My Mailbag Today: 2 Items!

Items 1 & 2: Postcrossing Postcards to Russia & Germany!

Now I'm not sure I did my best with my postcard selection this time around, but I know I did what I could with the hints given in the recipients' profiles.

The card on the left is headed to Russia, to be received by a 26 year-old married woman. One of the suggestions she gave for a postcard she would like is Uncommon Nature Sights, giving examples of mountains, seas, oceans, forests and deserts. I'm not exactly sure whether this boat is rowing over a river or an ocean, but I figure that this would count as something that counts as an uncommon sight regarding nature and the outdoors.

I encountered something rather interesting with the card headed to Germany. First off, the recipient didn't give any hints towards what they would like, just said they would like any card I could send them. That is nice and all, but I didn't feel like getting too creative and liberal with my postcard choice. I picked out the one I did because I thought it made for a cool Polaroid shot. Now, for the interesting part: The Postcrossing account was dedicated to one person, a female, but the address started with the word "Familie", which is the German word for family. These cards are not meant specifically for the woman, but also her husband and her two daughters :)

Even with writing this sort of blog, I never considered having snail mail act as a family activity before! How could I have missed it? Think about it: You're married, you have kids, you get something like a postcard in the mail and you all gather around to read its contents. Then you all enjoy it so much that you stick the card up on the fridge with a magnet. Isn't that a wonderful image? 

Until next time, I'll keep you guys posted!

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