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PastelPeacock

PastelPeacock
Date Joined: July 25, 2022
Last Online: November 23, 2022
Birthday: March 2
Country: United States

About Me

Hello from Cleveland, Ohio, USA!

I am a happily introverted (INFJ for the MBTI folks, Pisces for the astrologists) Gen-X flexitarian feminist who likes city life because I like arts and culture and engaging with people who are different from me.

I like to garden, read, correspond via snail mail, create sketch journals, do crossword puzzles, travel, needlework.

I have a husband, daughter in college, and a cat and dog. Our cat, Mids, is 15 years old. He's a white long-haired, very vocal guy who keeps Pierre, the 5 year old Cavachon pup, in line. Mids came from the shelter with the name - we wonder if he might have been Midas? But he comes when he's called, so we didn't change it. Pierre loves to travel, but hates car rides. He adored taking a dog cruise in Chicago. He goes nuts when he sees an animal on TV, but doesn't care if he sees one in real life. We aren't sure if he knows he's a dog - he likes to go to the dog park and sit on the bench with me and watch the dogs, though.

My family and I have a hard time sitting still on vacation - we like to visit new cities and use public transit to get around. We also care about social justice and enjoy volunteering in our community. I hope to put good into the world and I'm pretty accepting and can find common ground with all kinds of people.

Favorite Music

Regina Spektor, The Pogues, The Kinks, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, the Great American Songbook & showtunes, most jazz, especially gypsy swing and bebop, classic rock & older punk

Favorite Books

I collect cookbooks. Classics and books with female protagonists. Mysteries and spy novels. I tend to need prompts to pick new fiction, so I count on my book club and suggestions from friends. Not a book, but enjoy reading The New Yorker every week.

Favorite Movies

Hopeless romantic who loves old Hollywood and quirk, especially Wes Anderson. My daughter is named after the movie Amelie and I watch It's a Wonderful Life and cry every winter.

Favorite Television

I love living in the golden age of binge watching. I'm a sucker for a costume drama - Downton Abbey, The Crown, Mad Men, Mrs. Maisel. SNL & stand-up. Flowers, IT Crowd, Father Ted, Ted Lasso, The Americans. Anthony Bourdain and Julia Child. British Baking and Nailed It in all languages (C'est du Gateau!).

Favorite Crafts

Upcycling fabric and unfinished needlepoint that I find in thrift stores. Mainly hand sewing, though I love my machine. Crochet & knit in the winter or if a baby blanket is needed.

I keep sketch journals and junk journals. Carve stamps and dabble in print making. I paint, mainly with watercolor & gouache.

I like mail art in addition to collecting postcards and writing letters. I enjoy language learning.

Random

Francophile - I spent 3 days in Paris this year and try to pretend I am still there as much as possible while I plot my return.

Kawaii and what the kids these days call light academia

Gardening, especially roses, but I adore flowers and all things floral. Also count on my houseplants and aerogarden to get me through the long Cleveland winters. Fond of birds, bees, butterflies, elephants, peacocks, bunnies and cats and dogs.

The only food I don't care for is cooked bell peppers - I won't sign up for the bell pepper swap!

I love coffee, tea, and chocolate and gummy candy. Favorite teas are black and earl grey, rose, hibiscus. I enjoy dry wines and gin cocktails.

I'm trying my best and will assume you are as well, so promise to extend grace to all swap partners. It's all about sharing a piece of ourselves as best we can - I am delighted with anything folks take the time to send. (Except cooked bell peppers - pass those along to someone will appreciate them, please!)

Peace, Elise

Ratings

SuperNay rated for A Cup of Tea and a Letter to Read on Nov 12, 2022
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Comment: Due to my move some mail got lost and finally showed up, I received your card! :) I liked your envelope decorations and such a kind letter. I also think the teas are perfect for me. The strawberry tea reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake. Thank you. :)
coriee rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #13 on Nov 9, 2022
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Comment: Hi Elise, thank you very much for nice envelope full of teas :) It is nice that you enjoyed time with your daughter....Children grow up so fast!!:) I think it will take a moment and my sons will study at university as well :) Lucie
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Comment: Thank you for the swap.
Aynora rated for Penpal Search 💌 on Oct 20, 2022
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WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #13 on Oct 20, 2022
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Comment: Greetings, Elise! Thank you so much for the lovely card and tea. I am sipping on the Strawberry Fields tea as I write this. Baby just went down for a nap and the toddler is at preschool! Ah, a tiny break from it all! You're on the other end of it :) Hope you enjoyed the time with your Daughter. I kind of laugh to myself that I'll be a much older lady when my daughter is at university - but that's okay with me! Hope you're well, and thank you so much!
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Comment: Thanks so much!
californiajen rated for Postcard Penpal on Oct 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. I love the decorations. I will write you back soon!
penpalterra rated for Postcard Penpal on Oct 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
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Eulegirl rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #9 on Oct 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty butterfly notecard and yummy teas!
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Comment: Thank you for your lette!!! I'll write back to you soon!!!!
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Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating--thank you for the cards!
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Comment: In sorry I dint thin I saved my orginal rating
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter. It was as elegant as your writing! I look forward to responding soon
knittymarie rated for Ugly PC Swap #60 on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: Hi! Thanks for the card. I didn't find it ugly either but I know so little about the new Star Wars I didn't even recognise it was from that! The weather is starting to cool down here too in Korea. My husband is from Cincinnati but I've never been to Cleveland.
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Comment: Thank you for the kitty happy mail! =^. .^=
Gwillisinc rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #28 US Only on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card- keep enjoying those walks!
sera rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #28 US Only on Sep 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard!
anik4swap rated for My pet writing your pet. on Sep 4, 2022
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Comment: Happy and Live really appreciated Mids letter. They send many barks and hope she stays young forever. They are sad now again that their father is allergic to cats and we can't have one at our place at the moment. But soon they'll have dinner and then that's more important. All the best regards from Germany! It was a great pleasure for me!
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Comment: Stunning! You are very talented. I also want to thank you for the lovely note you included. Merci beaucoup!

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OrigamiGrace on Aug 16, 2022:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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