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Monday, December 18, 2006

Early Resolution

I will post more often in my journal as resolution number one. Resolution two, I think, may involve keeping my credit card reciepts, but really, it's depressing how much I spend which is why I think I don't keep track of it now. Resolution three I don't have yet, but three is a good number; so I'll have to think of something.

I have a glut of information to post about, but I've written up a schedule to ensure that I don't talk about Christmas presents too soon or bore you with my cats overly much. Tonight's post is brought to you by the USPS and my love of the postal system. It is a testament to how much I love the post office in that I still love the post office after living in Chicago. The litany of wrongdoings committed by the Wicker Park office is miles long. I've nearly seen people fighting in the post office and their cancelation stamp is misspelled. Mail at my new apartment is much better than the mail at my old one. I don't get a lot of mail for two streets over anymore, and I seem to get all the mail that I'm entitled to.

I'm not sure how many people know this but the post office will ship you postage supplies for free. I use up a lot of priority mail stickers and envelopes with 16 Sparrows and they send me out more without even a shipping charge. When I couldn't find priority mail tape available online, I simply asked for some at the counter and the postal lady handed me a brand new roll. It smells like candy. Free tape candy.

I've gotten lovely mail things, well, through the mail lately. A bag from the French Air Mail service and a lot of assorted mailing papers.
The bag is huge. I had thought that I would turn it into a messenger bag, but I could make 7 bags out of it. It's gunnysack sized.

Lastly, if I had a house, I would love a norwegian post box from Frost Produkt. Unfortunately, they appear to be out of them at the moment, but you can see them in the press section under Wallpaper of November 06. I really want one.

The next post will be all about cats! I know you're excited.


Anonymous Liz said...

You are correct. I did not know the USPS would send you free postal stuff. I was beginning to suspect though. You have made me much more aware of the postal system. And I find the interesting postal bits in your journal posts enlightning and amusing.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006  

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