I am on a total socialization kick right now. It is really quite extraordinary as I am about the most shy person ever. For whatever reason I am jumping on board the social train and joining groups left and right. The other day I happened upon a post where the author was talking about her foodie pen pal. I immediately looked it up and found:
Cool, right? I was psyched. This is so low pressure I had to join. Here is how it works:
– Go to the website above and sign up. There is also a badge on the right side of the screen that you should be able to link through. —————>
– On the 5th of the month you receive info on who you are paired with
– You contact that person for key info such as dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.
– You put together a box of goodies ($15 limit) and pop it in the mail by the 15th of that month. So you have 10 days to put a gift box together. You can also include a note!
The nice thing about this experience is that it is open to bloggers and blog readers. So essentially it is open to everyone! Currently the US, Canada, and the UK are participating.
I think this is such a fun idea. This morning I received a quick email from the organizer saying we would get our assigned pen pal on Monday and to watch for the email. I am so excited! I can’t wait to hit up specialty shops here in the Seattle area and find some awesome things to send to my buddy! Just think of the possibilities! And I’m not sure, but it seems that you get a new buddy every month which I find thrilling. I hope my buddies will be forth-coming with their preferences so I can learn about new foods! Also, who doesn’t love getting presents in the mail? If you’re interested, you still have time to sign up! Head over to the site – the deadline is 9 pm on the 4th of the month. That’s tomorrow! Hurry up! 🙂