I'm Jessica, just turned 24, from Ontario, Canada. I live in a very boring suburb just outside Toronto and am paying my dues as a reporter for an independent newspaper there. Eventually, I'd like to make a living writing novels.
I'm a TV addict. While The Office (US version) is my absolute favourite, I also waste my time watching Heroes, Gilmore Girls, all CSIs, Criminal Minds, Prison Break, ER and much much more. Like I said, I'm an addict.
I'm a book collector with shelves full of titles I've yet to read. I love Douglas Coupland, Harry Potter, classic children's literature, 1984, The Robber Bride, To Kill a Mockingbird, Stephen King and crappy horror paperbacks.
My music tastes run mostly indie rock but I love finding new music and love making mixes for other people. Some of the stuff I'm listening to includes Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom, the White Stripes, the Decemberists, Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, cheesy 90's one hit wonders, 80's music, and the occasional guilty pleasure I'd rather not admit to publicly.
I'm a big movie fan. Anything horror is fantastic, even if it's really awful. Some favourites include High Fidelity, Reality Bites, Pet Semetary, Harry Potter, Annie, Empire Records. I also love stupid comedies like 40-Year-Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers.
As for crafts, I'm sort of a procrastinator. I buy lots and lots of supplies and rarely complete anything. But I'd love to have a penpal to make stuff for. Paper crafts and handbag making are what I usually do.
And just to let any potential penpals know, I'm a computer nerd. I play computer games. I've come to a point in my life where I'm no longer shamed to admit it.
So that's me, in short. I don't want to be picky about a penpal but I'd prefer someone who is single (my love life is nonexistent and I'd love someone who can relate or at least share dating horror stories) and has no children (I'm so far from having kids, I just can't relate).
OK, if there's someone out there who thinks I'd make a decent penpal, just PM me.May 24: got one penpal, still open for more