Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 5:01 am


Date Joined: October 11, 2008
Last Online: September 25, 2023
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Getting mail is my favorite thing :)

I am recently retired from the U.S Postal Service in Northern California. 34 proud years! I'm now trying to figure out civilian life and am having a great time :)

I love camping, playing on the beach, gardening (I'm obsessed with succulents), anything related to the great outdoors. Reading and listening to music, sometimes at the same time. Cos-playing at Comic-Cons with my daughter and granddaughters.

I have two wonderful grown girls and four beautiful grand daughters, Ava, Ellie Blue, Camille & Elara.

I recently lost my Whippets, Qi & Conan. They were 14 and 15 years old and had wonderful pampered lives. I have a hole in my heart :(
8/23 We got a kitten!!! We named her Ripley because she's a little badass. She's living up to her name on a daily basis. I love her so much♥

I think Yosemite, Switzerland, Alaska and Hawaii are all heaven on earth.

Favorite Music

I love classical turned up really loud on long road trips by myself. Bizet, Liszt, Dvorak

I love funk and jazz while I'm cleaning house and working in my little garden. Tower of Power, Edger Winter, Jaco Pastorius

I love rock and roll all the time. Rush, Yes, Van Halen, David Bowie, Queen.

Favorite Books

I like mysteries. Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Edward D. Hoch

I like science fiction. Gardner Dozois, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ernest Cline, John Scalzi.

I like fantasy. Tanith Lee, Roger Zelazny, Marion Zimmer Bradley

I am listening to Scalzi's Old Man's War series of books on Audible. Fantastic!!

Favorite Movies

Don't get to see a lot of movies but favor sci-fi/fantasy and comedies. Most musicals. A good action flick once in the while.

Blade Runner, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Alien, The Fifth Element, Total Recall, Labyrinth, Guardians of the Galaxy

When Harry Met Sally, Coming To America, Young Einstein, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, all the Monty Python

My Fair Lady, Rocky Horror Picture Show, West Side Story, Nightmare Before Christmas, Newsies, HAIR, Little Shop of Horrors

Road Warrior, Die Hard, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, The Bourne series

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of television because I'm an outdoors fan but I'm a sucker for the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel.

Star Trek Discovery, Picard, Strange New World, Doctor Who, The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Love watching cycling, Men's tennis, Westminster/Crufts and what little surfing is out there.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not a major crafty type but I'm good on the sewing machine (thanks Mom) and make things I can't always get my hands on. June is the madness of costume making for Comic Con San Diego in our house. My daughter and I keep telling ourselves that we do our best work under pressure:)


Postcards~Strong Black Coffee~Sighthounds~Purple Roses~Local Music Concerts~Italian Food~Sea Turtles~Japanese Art~Clove And Cinnamon Scented Anything~Beach Combing~Chocolate Cake~Frogs~Being A Grandma~Tea With Honey~Lomonosov China~Black Panthers~Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans~Sticky Notes~Visiting Zoos~PostCrossing.com~Cheese~Squished Pennies~Dragonflies~Nice People~Yosemite~Plumeria Scented Lotion~Succulents~Getting Mail!!


I'm glad this list is small :)

White Chocolate~People Who Don't Use Their Turn Indicators~Modern Art~Black Licorice~Shabby Chic~Patchouli~Kawaii~FLAKERS :(


I'm an obsessive postcard collector. My kids say I have a problem but I just tell them that it's job security :) I prefer my cards written on and stamped.

Any beautiful landscape, Mountains, Forests, Meadows, Savannas, Gardens, Seascapes

The Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights, Midnight Suns

Alaska, Hawaii, Switzerland

Whippet Dogs/Sighthounds, Horses, Big Cats/Lions/Tigers/Panthers, Sea Turtles/Sea Horses, Dragonflies, Birds of Prey

Surfable Waves, Cycling

Anything Post Office/Mail Related

Anything in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy realm

For blank postcard swaps I love any California cards, USA cards, native USA animals or flora, cars of any type. I've been Postcrossing for 15+ years and like a large variety for that.

To make things clear I don't like handmade postcards. I do appreciate the time and talent some people put into them but I've been burned bad by what people call art. A cut out newspaper comic or a piece of wallpaper is not a postcard to me. I also don't want third party postcards. Giving my name and address to some random company makes me feel like I have no control over who has my information. I prefer to make my own decision on who has that. I collect store bought postcards and try not to sign up for swaps that allow homemade or third party cards. Please save those cards for people who really want them! Thanks!!


Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
paperlover rated for PC Swap #5 - Your State on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the California postcard. I lived in Paramount for a few years. I miss the ocean
Lisserz rated for NAKED WILD ANIMAL POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: The wild dog is cute. I love their huge ears, also used as radiators of heat. (Yes, I read the info on their website.) Dwarf goats? I ♥ pygmy goats! I should visit this zoo if I ever make it to Palm Desert. All the animals are adorable. I want a dwarf goat, tortoise, sand cat, and maybe a pet warthog. haha
Hlsnapp rated for Postcard giveaway on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: What a wonderful weenie dog in costume ❤️ thank you for the great postcard. I hope Doxie gets to dress up this year. Perhaps as a wizard since she is starting to grey!
Comment: Thank you! Such a cool mythical creature!
Comment: Thank you so much! Will pass them along in the next round :-)
Comment: Thank you for the stained glass extra!! Love it!!
Dustzappa rated for WIYM: CUTE ANIMAL POSTCARD on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: I received your card today. I love the little kitty. I hope your new baby Ripley is doing well.
Clstew rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #130 on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: thanks -- absolutely love the Grand Central extra!! Happy mails!
grammypammy rated for PC Swap #4 - The Color Red on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the red postcard!
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #108 on Sep 13, 2023
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #95 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: I loved the letterpress postcard! Thank you.
TracyCO rated for PC Swap#2 - Fictional on Sep 4, 2023
Comment: Love the postcard, thank you!!!
HappyMom rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #127 on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cards and your sweet note :) I love the extra card too - The Smokies are so pretty!
suepier rated for I’m not from here #4 on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard from Austria.
basykes rated for Strange / Ugly Postcard Swap on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: what a fun postcard. Thanks!
Comment: I got the PCs;thanks! I hope to get them out today!
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #126 on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the PC's. I will gladly pass them along. Stay cool!
Candace rated for I’m not from here #5 US ONLY on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: I'v never been to Montana either!

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Whippet on Jul 7, 2023:

Gentle hug for you, understanding your heart ache of passing of your Whippets. They were long lived & gave you unconditional love, & passed over The Rainbow Bridge.

simcoe54 on Feb 16, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

bringitb on Jan 10, 2023:

Hey! Thanks for mailing back my completed postcard bag. =) It was really well traveled, my goodness! Happy New Year to you!

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