AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED June 5, 2013 12:41 PM   Subscribe


Oh, cool. I missed that comment and I've been wondering for weeks if my postcard was the only one sent or if it was part of an entire Army of Postcards. Now I know.
posted by komara at 1:11 PM on June 5, 2013


Let me take some photos when I get home!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:29 PM on June 5, 2013 [5 favorites]


Do you need a postcard, scrump? I can send you one if it will make you feel better.
posted by maryr at 2:32 PM on June 5, 2013


That one doesn't seem surprising as they do't need your name or the town name (written out) to deliver that - that's all Postal System-speak. I was holding out for the one just addressed "Jessamyn, Vermont."
posted by Miko at 3:58 PM on June 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


postcards
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:24 PM on June 5, 2013 [21 favorites]


There are some notes on the Flickr photo in case folks didn't want usernames linked to ... I don't know. The least address was just Box 345 05060, so yeah not as cool as just "Jessamyn, Vermont" but we can still try.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:26 PM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


We can make photo comments now?!?! Or is that a special mod power?
posted by Jacqueline at 5:14 PM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


We can make photo comments now?!?!

Oh God, no.
posted by bongo_x at 5:15 PM on June 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Special mod power only for special occasions (like mathowie does with the podcast thread)
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:17 PM on June 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


hm. Rainbow Fish, David Bowie and the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.
posted by GuyZero at 5:44 PM on June 5, 2013


Those of us whose envelopes went MYSTERIOUSLY ASTRAY are bitter.

There is still hope, however. THERE IS STILL HOPE.
posted by scrump at 5:55 PM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't find any good postcards that I like offline to buy. I did, however, just buy a whole lot of notecards with envelopes. Now I want to have a Mefi postcard/notecard exchange.

FYI: There exists a Global Forever Stamp now! $1.10. Like the in-US Forever Stamps, however, it only works for letters up to 1 oz (or 2 oz to Canada), whereas regular first class stamps are good for letters up to 3.5 oz.

And since I'm geeking out over stamps, can I just say that the Centennial Cherry Blossom Forever Stamps are so beautiful.
posted by IndigoRain at 6:32 PM on June 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


...and then I see the below thread about PenPals and squee!
posted by IndigoRain at 6:38 PM on June 5, 2013


The other night I dreamed I was reading MeFi and somehow the img tag had been re-enabled. Every thread looked like this one, only more so.
posted by Lexica at 7:56 PM on June 5, 2013


Who sent the one of the fresco from Pompeii? I used to have that exact post card. I might even still have it.
posted by Sara C. at 8:55 PM on June 5, 2013


That was from boudicca!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:16 PM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I had forgotten until I saw this thread yesterday evening that I'd sent Jessamyn a postcard recently. Thanks, Internet!
posted by knile at 12:28 AM on June 6, 2013


That is one awesome table.
posted by yohko at 12:54 AM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like the one that says DON'T BE A JE--. Apparently it is by Barbara Kruger, and that last word is JERK. But cutting it off just at the point where it might be saying DON'T BE A JESSAMYN is nice.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 12:54 AM on June 6, 2013


I tried "Jessamyn, Vermont, USA". The person in the post office who sold me the stamp insisted I write USA as "There's no such country as Vermont". Posted from Birmingham, England, first week of May. 1950s picture of a library on the front.

Think may have sent you one from Ironbridge last autumn but memory hazy, age etc. I'll send one with just your name, town, USA later.
posted by Wordshore at 3:13 AM on June 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Who sent the one of the fresco from Pompeii? I used to have that exact post card. I might even still have it.

That's a beautiful fresco. I just saw it for the first time in person since it is at the British Museum Pompeii exhibition. I had no idea so many frescoes survived or they were so good. That one, and the Three Graces, just superb.

Also, I owe jessamyn a postcard.
posted by vacapinta at 3:18 AM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ooh, was the Bowie one from the London meetup at the V&A?
posted by freya_lamb at 8:33 AM on June 6, 2013


Yes!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:52 AM on June 6, 2013


I tried "Jessamyn, Vermont, USA". The person in the post office who sold me the stamp insisted I write USA as "There's no such country as Vermont". Posted from Birmingham, England, first week of May. 1950s picture of a library on the front.

I like how that was their only objection to an address that pretty obviously wasn't an address.
posted by hoyland at 8:56 AM on June 6, 2013 [5 favorites]


Oh that reminds me! I encountered another Jessamyn at the con I went to - she was from Canada. I meant to go ask her just how annoying it was to share namespace with someone with your googlejuice but I never quite managed to corner her.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 9:56 AM on June 6, 2013


And here I was impressed that I got a letter with no apartment number.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:38 AM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I get "Current Resident" a lot.

I wonder how they know. They follow me to the mall, too.
posted by mule98J at 11:03 AM on June 6, 2013


restless_nomad: "Oh that reminds me! I encountered another Jessamyn at the con I went to - she was from Canada. I meant to go ask her just how annoying it was to share namespace with someone with your googlejuice but I never quite managed to corner her."

Her perspective would be fun to hear. I share a first and last name with a somewhat well-known television screenwriter/director. It's kind of nice if you want to maintain your anonymity. Online searches turn up links to him instead of me. :)
posted by zarq at 11:37 AM on June 6, 2013


I share a first and last name with a second-rate English footballer and a guy who makes model submarines. Or at least that's what google tells me.
posted by kaibutsu at 3:35 PM on June 6, 2013


Oh man, I want one of those MBTA map PCs!
posted by KogeLiz at 4:09 PM on June 6, 2013


I know it's not quite as impressive but I got a parcel today addressed to Peter Peter.

I don't usually use the autofill facility on LastPass. Now I remember why.

Presumably, the postman thought my occupation was Pumpkin Eater...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:44 PM on June 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


At first, I was all, "Aww, man, mine didn't get there. Bummer!" and then I realized that David Bowie was just distracting me, and mine was there. So: yay! And thanks for posting the follow-up.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:42 PM on June 7, 2013


I have, on this day, the 10th of June 2013, introduced into the US postal system a postcard addressed only to "MetaFilter's Own Jessamyn". Now taking bets as to whether or not it makes it.

This postcard is beginning its journey in New Orleans so that's an immediate -1 in the "organized and capable" column, but +1 in "willing to accept strange ideas" so I'm hoping those two cancel out.
posted by komara at 8:01 AM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


One more today, from JohnnyGunn addressed to

Jessamyn
Vermont USA
05060

The guy at the post office was especially pleased that he managed to get it to my box. I think some post offices enjoy this sort of thing while others I am sure, do not.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:51 PM on June 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


Well, it appears to have been two weeks with no delivery confirmation on my most recent postcard. I suppose the post office employees were not nearly as amused as I was.
posted by komara at 5:07 PM on June 27, 2013


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