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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: April 14, 2024

Country: United States
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March 2024 update
My life got upended. Not swapping for a while.

About Me
I love food and traveling, including road trips. My guilty pleasures include tasting menus and kooky tourist traps like the Biggest Ball of Twine (still on my list!). If you don't know what to write, recommend something to see, eat, or do in your area! I have a huge Google bookmark list and love adding to it. :)

My Goodreads - books I want to read

Digital art by me:
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General Likes

I can always use unused postage. My big wish: unused USPS Antarctica or Aurora/snow-related stamps or postcards. Antarctica is on my bucket list.
Any poker/playing cards are much appreciated, especially if they’re in a theme I like!

⋆ assorted things I like: architecture and good design, aerogrammes/postalettes, blackout poetry, cats, calligraphy, cherry blossoms, cooking, diecuts, the Golden Gate Bridge, fairytales, fountain pens, Flow magazine, geocaching, glitter (not loose), pens, handmade/unique papers, hand-carving, hot air balloons, illustrations, ink or gel pens, Japan, landscapes, lighthouses, mail art, mahjong, mountains, all kinds of mythology, national parks, outer space, pin-ups, Pokemon (favorites: food, cute, or Ditto/Mimikyu as other Pokemon), postage stamps, sharks, shiba inu, snow, typewriters, trains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi, wax seals, watercolor, long staircases, vocaloids, zentangles, fashion/couture/streetwear

⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and dirty humor.

Package Swap Likes

These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things and supporting small local businesses.

⋆ eat and drink: aerated chocolate, single origin chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, tea (loose leaf okay!), regional snacks, instant noodles; generally salty snacks more than sweet candies

⋆ makeup/skincare: I prefer mini/trial sizes. I use nail polish, colorful makeup, scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products.

⋆ random useful things: double-sided tape, command hooks, books on my very long to-read list or related to my likes

Postcard Info

⋆ For naked postcard swaps, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a long message! I prefer tourist PCs written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent on vacation are my favorite).

⋆ Otherwise, I prefer unwritten/blank postcards sent in an envelope. I like: gotochi, neat postmarks and stamps (on the outside of the envelope), illustrated cards, and maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two
⋆ I love stamps in themes I like, and especially ones with unique materials (notable countries are Switzerland and Austria for concrete, cloth, etc.)
⋆ I love maxicards and postal cards (notable countries are UK for PHQ cards and Australia for maxicards)

Dislikes

⋆ religious sentiments
⋆ sticky notes/page flags
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ cigarette smoke or strong scents
⋆ red, white, and blue color scheme
⋆ mint or cacao husk tea
⋆ "0 sugar" sweeteners (stuff like monkfruit sweetener, sucralose, etc. I like sugar!)
⋆ lip gloss
⋆ kids/childish stickers
⋆ faux vintage postcards (vintage reprints are fine, just not those thin AliExpress/Temu ones)

Favorite Reading:

Chew (comic book series); Discworld series by Terry Pratchett; books about food, textiles/fashion, or urban planning; favorite manga subgenre: isekai food slice-of-life

Favorite Crafting:

I love art and would love to receive anything handmade by you. Watercolor and letterpress are near and dear to my heart.

Favorite Games:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact, Shining Nikki

Favorite Stationery Brands:

Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Paper Source, Peter Pauper Press, Punch Studio

Favorite Characters:

Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Calvin & Hobbes, Miffy, Garfield, Bugcat Capoo, Yotsuba, Llama from Shirokuma Cafe, Moomin, Bluey and Bandit

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Sarah Gibb

Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA, LΓ©on

Ratings

inventacharm rated for Create a Collage on Envie !! on Apr 7, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Fiona! Lovely collage <3 <3 Edit: Apologies for the late rating and the confusion!
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Comment: I received your re-send postcard. Thank you for the swap and the cute doodles.
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Comment: Thank you for the Yellowstone NP postcard and stamps to go with it. You were able to use the old rate of 51 cents!
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Comment: Aww, it was such a nice letter that you wrote, thank you for resending it, it's always a pain to do that, so I appreciate it :) Thank you for the movie tip, I also like them for the quietness, I think the world needs a bit more quiet in general. Shops are too loud, people speaking loudly on the train etc. I will see if I can find it to watch. Your Australia trip sounds amazing, I hope it happens. I also did a lot of driving and we did the drive around Tasmania too, that was really one of my favourite holidays, we took 11 days and didn't see it all! If you can believe that from the tiny size of it, but there are so many nice beaches and forest walks that take up a lot of the day. Driving after dusk is not possible though (way too many dead animals, it was shocking!), but we saw a living Echidna which was super cool. Update: I received the first swap letter you sent, on 29th January much later than the 8th March letter you sent! Weird. Shows how patient we should be! Thank you. I'll make sure to send you something nice when I get you next. :)
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Comment: Thank you for this nice envelope and all the pretty paper goodies πŸ’• I also love going to estate and library book sales!
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Comment: Thanks for the spring and autumn mail, I love this theme!
Cindiva rated for USATC: Partner Profile ATC 3/24 on Mar 16, 2024
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Comment: I love the snarky card. Thanks for the goodies too!
amparolewis95 rated for IFM: Hearts Mail Art on Mar 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for re-sending the lovely heart envelope and the sweet extras! -Gracias!
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Comment: I love the Getaway in Green! The re-send arrived today one day later! Sorry the mail system makes us both stressed, I understand how nervous it makes us if swaps do not arrive Your artwork is appreciated!
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Comment: Cute! TY for the fun pc. Pretty cool stamps. Be well friend!
Ikat78 rated for MAIL ART - Person or People on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope, ghost stickers and cat ephemera.
Liiskah rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #10L on Feb 23, 2024
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Comment: Thankyou!
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Comment: Omg thanks so much so cute! We sound very similar haha i could drive forever taking in the views! Add me on Instagram if you'd like @alexysbellew
spacefoxsupreme rated for CPG: ATC "Window" Intl on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: I love your interpretation of the theme and the polar express ATC you created! It must be amazing to take the train through a winter wonderland. I always feel a bit like this when I take the train to Vienna during winter and we go over the mountains
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage card and your warm note, F! A beautiful envie and fun stamps too! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I can't relate for the same reason as you. πŸ˜‚
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Ephemeral Heart PC. I love the postal stamps as well! -Gracias!
Dustzappa rated for WORK OF ART Postcard on Feb 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your card. I love anything with a cat on it.
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Comment: Love the envelope you created and the goodies you included! Thank you!
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter this way! I think you need to host this again! It is really fun swap! I mean once a month would work, oh well not when you are traveling! I love Switzerland and well I hope you have a great time this year! I hope I get to hear all about your trips somehow threw a swap! Thanks for the extras!

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Comments

spotteddogs on Mar 11, 2024:

Thanks so much for the February wish in WW - Loved the cute dog PC and I think those are the best blind drawings I've every seen!!!

LadyJo on Mar 7, 2024:

Thank you for the Feb WW wishes! I enjoyed hearing your latest happenings and great vinyl sticker! Thanks so much!

January on Mar 4, 2024:

Thank you for the book pages in the 54321 Tag! They will definitely be appearing in my art journal, probably splattered lovingly with paint!

clutterfree on Feb 22, 2024:

WW February..... I really appreciate you granting one of my wonderful wishes this month...thanks for the return address labels for my new address β€πŸ’Œ

CariahCreates on Feb 19, 2024:

Thank you for the birthday card and cute tea from my WW February wishlist

bluerose3 on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you for the cards and pins from CPG Pick 2 tag. thank you for the extra pin. very cute

Karen07 on Feb 12, 2024:

Hello Fiona! Thanks so much for the Valentine PC! Hope that your Valentine celebration was perfect!

Karen07 on Feb 12, 2024:

Hello Fiona! Thanks so much for the Valentine PC! Hope that your Valentine celebration was perfect!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Feb 10, 2024:

BIG thank you for the wonderful goodies! address labels,little design paper and cute bandaids!

LahDeeDah on Feb 8, 2024:

So glad you got the postcards. The first order was lost in the mail and the vendor had to resend them. Maybe they will show up one day and you'll get bonus cards. 😊 Happy Swapping

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