[nfb-talk] just want to introduce myself to the list

Sarah Baughn sarahb006 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 20 18:45:53 UTC 2009

Jon, welcome to the list, and I'm sure that you'll find that you will make 
many friends here.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jonathan matte" <jmatte28 at comcast.net>
To: <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:04 AM
Subject: [nfb-talk] just want to introduce myself to the list

> Hi there everyone.
> I hope everybody's week is going well.
> I don't normally subscribe to online list serves but because I really 
> enjoy meeting new people and I'm always looking to meet other people that 
> are blind who may be going through some simillar things that I am and I've 
> always been of the philosophy that you can never have too many friends.
> Before I do talk a bit about myself though I would just like to start this 
> intro off by saying that I'm not really per say a member of the NFB or 
> ACB.
> I think that both organizations have unique perspectives and view points, 
> however I don't really subscribe to either organization directly.
> While I'll admit that in some ways I do lean slightly more towards the ACB 
> because of it being slightly more liberal in some respects I need to make 
> it clear that I'm not on this or any of the lists to be preached to  about 
> how one philosophy is better then the other.
> I try to take a little bit out of both of the organizations philosophies 
> and attempt to be neutral so if you do decide to contact me off list I'll 
> ask that you please respect my feelings as expressed above.
> Now I'll get off of my soapbox and tell the list a bit about myself.
> My name is Jonathan, but most of my friends call me Jon.
> I'm 26 years of age and from Massachusetts a city called Brockton located 
> about 45 or so minutes south of Boston.
> I'm totally blind and have been since birth.
> I like to think that I have a wide variety of interests though I am a 
> fairly laid back sort of individual.
> Some of my interests include reading, listening to all types of music, 
> talking online, on the phone, going out to dinner, sometimes to the 
> movies, and browsing around in bookstores and music shops.
> My 2 big passions in life are great books and music though I'm known for 
> being a bit ecclectic on both fronts so if you would like to know more 
> specifically what sorts of books or music I'm in to feel free to email me 
> off list about this and I'll be more then happy to elaborate on this a 
> bit.
> I'm currently single and do not have any kids though like many people I'm 
> always on the look out for that special person when and if they happen to 
> come along.
> I think that for an introduction that this is probably a great start.
> So if any of what I wrote appealed to you and if you feel like responding 
> I invite folks to feel free to email me off list or to IM me on aim.
> My email address is
> jmatte28 at comcast.net
> and my aim screen name is tvvault82
> I'm sorry but I don't have skype or MSN but if you do decide to contact me 
> via aim or email I'm very good about getting back to people.
> I tried introducing myself to some of the student lists but didn't really 
> get a very receptive welcome so thought I would try one of the more 
> mainstream lists in the hopes that reaching a broader audience might get 
> me some more responses.
> Thanks for checking out my post and have a great day.
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