Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: February 22, 2024
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest. I live with my fiancé in the rainy part of Washington!
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:
I watch the Olympics too. I usually watch any sport but I especially love swimming, ski jumping, hockey and curling. Team USA!
I watch all types of genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.
movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.
My favorite directors are Edgar Wright & Matthew Vaughn.
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!
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.
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.
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
The original F4 (Jerry, Ken, Vic & Vanness)
Country- the more twang, the better!
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:
Fort Smith, AR
^^ 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.
I like all types but these ones are my favorites to collect:
Starry Night versions
(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.
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)
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:
SENDING EXTRAS or GOODIES??
Things I like:
Washi - samples are appreciated
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones
Notecards with floral or nature designs
Things I don't like:
Tea/coffee - I honestly won't use them.
memo sheets/paper scraps
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.