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

Joel Zimba jzimba at cavtel.net
Fri Feb 20 19:04:13 UTC 2009

was there suposed to be a link in that mail?

 Sarah Baughn wrote:
> Jon, welcome to the list, and I'm sure that you'll find that you will 
> make many friends here.
> Sarah
> ----- 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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