The species of male pen pals seems to be near extinction.

Right? Because since I’ve found new people to write to, and I’m exploring different pages to find pen pals, and just random posts in general, I’m noticing that about 95% of people who want to write someone are females. 

Is it because guys just don’t like writing letters? Is that not an okay thing for them to do? I asked a few of my guy friends before and their responses mentioned how writing letters takes too much time and they’d rather text someone. Or how it’s weird to write to someone you don’t know in person. I also got the shitty excuse that their handwriting was bad. -_- Clearly I don’t know many guys who see the awesomeness involved in letter writing. It’s fun, and they become keepsakes. It’s like you’re getting a bit of the person writing to you which is pretty neat. Plus it’s always exciting to get something in the mail that aren’t bills.

Sometimes old friends from years gone by do wonderfully selfless gestures for you and you’re reminded that despite all the negative and selfish people you’ve known, there have been supportive and kind people in your life. Feeling extremely grateful.

I guess things never turn out exactly the way you planned. I know they didn’t with me. Still, like my dad used to say, “traffic’s traffic, you go where life takes you.” I remember a time, a place, a particular Fourth of July, the things I saw in that decade of war and change. I remember how it was growing up among people and places I loved. Most of all, I remember how it was to leave.

Kevin Arnold, “The Wonder Years” 

When you get a voicemail from one of the workers at a repair shop and you have this irrational attraction to his voice…and then you call the repair shop back and you end up talking to the same person with the attractive voice… Makes the phone call all the more enjoyable. ;)

Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald in a record shop during a break while filming The Breakfast Club, 1984

Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald in a record shop during a break while filming The Breakfast Club, 1984