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CHOWEFACE

CHOWEFACE
Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: February 22, 2024
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest. I live with my fiancé in the rainy part of Washington!

Brem ME

I don't have any pets but I used to have lionhead rabbits (4) and many hamsters over the years.


I like to travel/do road trips and I'm trying to visit all 50 states. So far, I've visited 36.

Some of my favorite places are Leavenworth WA, Saratoga Springs NY, Charleston SC, Western Montana & the Oregon Coast.

I also like to road trip around Washington and the PNW; we got some great views here!


origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my youngest sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.


Hobbies include road trips, going to baseball games, going to history museums, pub trivia, hiking to waterfalls, writing, cooking/trying new recipes (I have lots of cookbooks) and reading.


I'm a big sports fan- here are my favorite teams:

BASEBALL SOCCER HOCKEY FOOTBALL BASKETBALL COLLEGE COLLEGE

I watch the Olympics too. I usually watch any sport but I especially love swimming, ski jumping, hockey and curling. Team USA!

Brem

I watch all types of genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

Dracula EvilExes

movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.

My favorite directors are Edgar Wright & Matthew Vaughn.

Brem

I'm a BIG book reader - whether it be paperback, my kindle or ibooks, I always have access to a book. I typically read 150 pages a day and I usually have 4-5 books I'm currently reading so I never get bored.

Nostalgia reading is Harry Potter, Twilight & Hunger Games. I was obsessed with those three series when I was younger and re-read them every couple of years.

I read a lot of Romance (mostly dark, reverse harem, omegaverse, and paranormal), Thrillers and YA. I also like to read dystopian and autobiographies/memoirs.

*If you're a smut reader, I'd love to know your favorite series or suggestions!

Brem

TV is just like movies, I watch all types of genres. I lean towards crime/mystery more but I do enjoy lighthearted comedy & drama, cartoons and competition cooking shows.

Lately my TV consists of Sports, all the Baking Championship's & cartoons. I have nieces & we watch A LOT of NickJr and Spongebob. TOO MUCH SPONGEBOB.

Dean

Steven Bears

I've also been watching MTV's 'The Challenge' since 2000. They've come out with so many different spinoff/sequels and I enjoy them all. I'll always root for CT though.

Brem

I listen to a bit of everything but I tend to lean towards country the most. I love a good heartbreak song. I do listen to slow songs more but it's always fun blasting some Cardi B in the car too.

Always a favorite:
Mumford & Son's 'Sigh No More' album
'Poison' by Bel Biv DeVoe
'Still Loving You' by Scorpions
ABBA
Musicals
Disney Songs
The original F4 (Jerry, Ken, Vic & Vanness)
Country- the more twang, the better!

BSB forever!

BSB


Podcasts I listen to:

  • My Favorite Murder #SSDGM!
  • Smut & Spice
  • Morbid
  • Forensic Files
  • Crime Junkie

Brem

LOOKING FOR/ALWAYS WELCOME:

Cards from Islands- any is appreciated but it would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.

Cards featuring Odd Tourist Attractions: things like unique landmarks and roadside attractions, etc. -- someone sent me a pc of the 'largest ball of twine' so something like that

Cards from Colleges: any college/university cards but especially if it's their sports stadium.

Cards showing a STATE park: We don't really have them for WA parks but I see lots of different ones from other states!

~~Thanks to everyone who has sent cards from this list!!~~


Looking for pcs from these places that I visited but never got a chance to get a PC from:
Sunriver, OR
Brownsville, TX
Fort Smith, AR
Bozeman, MT
Brookings, OR

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) I'd love to have a card from your town!

DOES IT EXIST??:
My dad's hometown is Gary, Indiana so if you have any cards from there (or Portage), I'd love to have it! I think my dad would get a kick out of seeing a Gary card, even if he says the place is a sh**hole LOL.


LANTERN PRESS

I like all types but these ones are my favorites to collect:
Starry Night versions
Typography
Sign Destinations

Starry Night Typography Signs

(Since these are my favorites, I always give a heart when I get one!)


I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & even if I get a double, I can always use it for swapping. :) Most of my cards are western Wa so I'd love to add cards from the rest of Washington!


PCs I don't like:
- Coloring Cards. - I'd rather you color it if you're going to send it! and I won't rate down!
- Teacher cards (school/classroom theme)
- Quote cards, cards with only writing on front
- Those cards that say "Hello" in big letters
- Blurry views
- Those small fake vintage Sepia cards that are brownish on the back side. Comes in 32set.
- Advertising Cards (unless I join a swap that calls for it)
- Bent/curled corners (hard to send these to others since no one likes them!)

I typically don't heart swaps when I get something from my dislike list. It's hard to get rid of these cards, especially the small sepia ones; I find that other swappers don't like them either.


Postcard Swaps

I like to use washi and stickers on PCs so I will usually put something on your card. You can do the same to mine!

I also look at every profile before I put a swap together. It helps me decide on cards to send, even if the swap is senders choice. If you don't write about your postcard preferences, then I get to choose. (insert diabolical laugh)

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I love touristy cards so if you don't know what to send, a card of your town or city is always welcome.

I'm not easily offended and I do have a collection of nude/risque cards so send them my way if you like. I will also take LGBTQ+ cards too. ~I'm an ally~

--Sending in envelope: I enjoy all colors so any envelope color/design is fine.--

If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.


I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas, huskies & polar bears/all bears. - I'm not a cat person but I realize I join cat swaps & it's because I love cartoon cat cards. So if you send cat cards, I prefer them to be cartoon or drawings rather than real photo. Zoo cards are also welcome.
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view or a view of downtown. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country.
  • Africa: I have some from a few countries but would love to add to them. I don't get African cards very often.
  • Art Cards: Still life of fruits, like ones from Cezanne.
  • Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Middle East. I was born in the Philippines so I'd love any cards from there too
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, especially the lesser known ones like NB, NT or Nunavut. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them. Maps I already have are BC, QC, AB & PEI.
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all OK! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes. You can even send Hanukkah ones if you like.
  • Collectible Types: Lali Riddle, Blue Cats, WOW, FOTW, Icons Of..., Raspberry Paper, Max&Oscar, Noteworthy Paper
  • College/University: any schools, even High Schools if you have them.
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emperor's New Groove, Encanto
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland, Scotland, Lichtenstein
  • Flower: All flowers ok. My favorites are dahlias and bouquets.
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food
  • Halloween: I love the spooky ones the most and ones with cute ghosts or decorated pumpkins.
  • Military: all branches, WW2, naval ships. I come from a military family so all is welcome.
  • Handmade: I don't care for ones on thin paper. It needs to be sturdy for sending. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!
  • Landscape/Nature: anything nature related! Sunsets and waterfalls are a personal favorite. A volcano erupting would be cool too!
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • Multi-Views: love these. I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- real photo cards though. I have enough of the art/illustrated styles.
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Cork, Wooden - love them all!
  • Other Holidays: Easter, Valentines, Thanksgiving - all ok to send!
  • Pixar: Coco, Luca, Onward, Inside Out
  • Risque: nudity, dirty jokes, Pin-ups, etc... Send them my way! I'm totally fine getting these
  • Sanrio: Not a huge fan but I do adore Gudetama and the older characters like Pekkle and Pochacco.
  • South America: Columbia, Bolivia & Central America
  • Sports: All sports, either Stadiums, players and Olympics. I especially like Football & Baseball. No cartoon versions please.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' somewhere on the card
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • US Maps: Love that there are so many different designs to collect.
  • Zazzle: generally I'm OK receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)

SENDING EXTRAS or GOODIES??

Things I like:
Washi - samples are appreciated
Stamps
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones
Notecards with floral or nature designs

Things I don't like:
Puffy Stickers
Tea/coffee - I honestly won't use them.
memo sheets/paper scraps
Ribbons/paperclips
Food/candy

SIDE NOTE:

If you don't receive a swap from me or I sent a swap incorrectly, please message me so we can arrange a resend! I may not read or respond to your messages the same day but I will get back to you.

Bye!

Ratings

estromberg rated for National California Day PC swap on Feb 24, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the City of Angels PC!!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Ocean Shores, Washington. I hope to make it to the west coast one day.
soyprincesa2 rated for SCATTS - N - Round 13 - US Only on Feb 23, 2024
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Comment: thanks so much. I love the tourist postcard. Your answers are awesome!
PinkPengin rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #252 on Feb 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards for this swap! I actually have never had a Jetoy card before, so yours is my first one and I am so excited!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun postcards for this swap (and bonus!) You rock!
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Comment: thanks so much! i went to hawaii in 2022 and miss it sooooo much!
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Comment: I didn’t know what durian fruit was so I looked it up and I don’t think I would like it much either!
estromberg rated for WIYM: BIG CITY NAKED POSTCARD #1 on Feb 21, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! Seattle has an awesome skyline!
Jocecrafts rated for National Wisconsin Day PC swap on Feb 21, 2024
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Comment: I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to WI! I’ve never visited the jelly belly factory - will definitely check that out!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #259 on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you thank you for ALL the awesome postcards - the poodle from the Dog Box is soooooo cute! They are all great - thanks a lot for joining my swap. I also love the cute envelope you used. xoxo
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Comment: Thank you so much! This was my first swapbot swap and I totally forgot to update my address. My mail is being redirected but it hasn’t been smooth . It should arrive eventually . My apologies
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the awesome LP postcards ❤️❤️❤️ Also thank you for the Valentine stickers ❤️❤️❤️
HappyMom rated for SCATTS - J - ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Feb 13, 2024
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Comment: Hi Michelle - the card arrived today and I love it! Your answers made me smile - esp the J-shaped pregnancy pillow :)
Response: glad you liked it! I only thought of it cause my sister is pregnant & got one for xmas!
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Comment: thanks. I picked LA and lion too.
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcards.
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Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for the fun selection of pcs! The amish one is very cool and the dog, be still my heart! LOL! Really you know I love them all, cuz well they are pcs! LOL! Have you ever sent the small ones? Just wondered how it worked out- thanks! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I've only tried it twice- one to my sister across town & to my sister across the country (from WA-SC). Both arrived without rips but the SC had more wear on it.
vontakk rated for National Texas day PC swap on Feb 9, 2024
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Comment: Loved this PC so much!! Thanks!!
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Comment: Thank you! I love the postcards!
TrishaLSmith rated for WIYM: NAKED MILITARY POSTCARD on Feb 6, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. :) I
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Comment: thanks for the swap and the extra!!

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Comments

simcoe54 on Jun 11, 2023:

Thanks so much for the birthday card and vintage pc which arrived just in time. A lovely surprise to find in my mailbox.

debbiespoms on Mar 29, 2023:

🎵HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE! 🎵

Highlander18 on Feb 7, 2023:

simcoe54 on Feb 7, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

erinhayden on Feb 6, 2023:

Thank you so much for the awesome PCs! I've been on Swap-bot for so long, and I could never understand why certain ones eluded me for all these years. I REALLY appreciate it! And the address block on the SD one is pretty cool. :)

thriftymermaid on Feb 4, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

ScrapHappyGabi on Jan 26, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely Birthday Card! I opened it today (My Bday) and it gave me such a smile!! Sending love your way! xx Gabi

mizvicky on Nov 19, 2022:

Thank you for joining my Fast Christmas Card Swap.. Happy Holidays! ss

LadyJo on Nov 2, 2022:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes of a card and love these small stickers! Great for postcards! It brighten my day!

grammypammy on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday card and stickers! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

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