This is incredibly random, but I saw you mention you are in an American Studies program. If you don't mind me asking, what school do you go to, and what do you think of the program? I'm looking at a few American Studies grad programs (though most of the programs I'm applying to are English Lit programs), so I was just curious.
I've only ever had 2 letters from the US - one has $00.98 and some other stuff stamped on it, and the other has 3 postage stamps ($1, 4c and one with Mary Lasker on it). Sorry it that was no help at all, but I don't really know anything about it. I usually just take mine to a post office and pay for it there.
thank you so much, i'm so flattered. i really felt inferior when i read sassyfrass circus because your drawings are amazing and what you write about is actually interesting (in my experience, the two are usually mutually exclusive). it was definitely one of the best trades i've received all year. and maybe we do know some of the same people!