My Desperate Penpal Experiment, Vol. II
|January 27, 2009
Hello, hello, Dana.
My name is Jay Carlson & how do I put this... I'm writing to you just because. People love to receive mail, but nobody writes letters any more, so I'm just doing my part to resurrect a lost art. In case you're wondering, I got your address 100% at random from the Washington White Pages. I've only been to the west coast once (Portland, OR to be exact) so I can only imagine that Washington State is equally beautiful. Am I right? I included a postage-paid postcard if you want to let me know, but you don't have to respond if you don't want to.
Dear Jay --
Thank you for your unexpected and lovely note. You are correct -- people do love to receive letters, but if you are truly trying to resurrect a lost art, you may wish to consider investing in proper stationery. G. Lalo is my favorite brand. And yes, Seattle is beautiful.
|February 9, 2009
Thank you so much for your reply. & I couldn't agree with you more. Stationery is important. I wanted to show you that I can do a good job as a correspondent, so this letter is written on paper that I purchased when my wife & I were in Japan. Unfortunately, I don't have a matching envelope, so I still have much to learn. I liked the green color of your notecard. It was very calming. You know what else I find calming? Muffins. I'm going to eat one right now. It's blueberry. Jealous? I thought so. Advantage: Carlson.
To date, I have not received any further correspondence from Dana.