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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: April 23, 2024

Country: United States
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Hello! I'm Rhonda and I live in Oakland, California with my partner. I teach elementary school. Born in the mid 60's, I've been a member of the 50+ club for a a few years now. Being on Swap-bot here with you makes me happy! I'm ready for some innocent fun!

My interests are varied. I like cooking, hiking, reading, cities (London has a special place in my heart), trees, dogs, and llamas. I've always been interested in politics and remain optimistic that democracy has a chance of working for the benefit of all.

Living in Oakland, I take advantage of being just a bridge away from the museums in San Francisco. I visit art museums frequently and like having the time to take in beauty and strangeness. I tend to enjoy more contemporary works than classic, but that's not a hard and fast.

I like cute stuff...slightly gothic stuff (think Edward Gorey)... I'm into Adventure Time and Bob's Burgers and Steven Universe (cartoon watcher for life!)... I'm a sucker for animals of all kinds. I've loved dogs my whole life.

Colors that speak to me are candy brights of ALL shades; all pinks, from baby soft pastels to loud fuchsias -- Wait. Who am I kidding? I can't list all the colors I like! More is better, that much I can say!

When I was growing up, I'd spend all my money on records and concert tickets. I'm a rocknroll girl. These days, I listen to powerpop from the 70s-90s, roots rock and Americana, and singer/songwriter stuff. I love seeing local acts, like Chuck Prophet, Bart Davenport, and Crying Time.

I'm a reader. I belong to a book group that reads mainly fiction. I was a literature major in college, and I still find good writing fascinating. Book last finished: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ::: Currently reading:Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

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Postcrossing is what lead me to Swap-bot. Hooray! I started collecting postcards during college and would spend a lot of time arranging them just-so, putting them up on my bedroom walls. It's fun returning to a hobby I began as a much younger me.

Junk journals, zines, and pocket letters are all part of the paper-based fun brought into my life by Swap-bot. These new creative outlets bring a little nervousness with them - ME? I'm sending swaps of this sort out into the world? - because I'm far from naturally crafty but ... there's real satisfaction from trying something new and building confidence from there.

FAVORITE POSTCARD IMAGES include:

dogs! - paintings - silly/weird/absurd stuff - animals - black&whitephotography

FUN STUFF to make my MAIL HAPPY= washi tape::tea bags::blank postcards:: stickers::surprises !!!

Send to someone else: jasmine or chai tea & touristy postcards. Thank you :)

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Comment: YUM! German chocolate cake is one of my favorites too. I might have to make one this weekend… It’s been a while!
Meeshywii rated for Tea for two, yum #16 on Apr 11, 2024
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Burger1girl rated for Tea for two, yum #15 on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your favorite teas, I love green teas! Cutest little notecard! Thank you very much!
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Comment: I am sorry I forgot to rate this earlier! I am playing catch-up!
inventacharm rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Mar 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much Rhonda! I love the card and the stamps! So cool.
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! Love your chatty letter, vintage postage and the postalette - so cute! How wonderful that you only have one more year until you retire! I have to say, I love retirement so much! My family worried I would be bored - not this gal! LOL! I bought a bunch of postalettes from eBay recently as well - so looking forward to using them! Thank you for joining the swap and for the wonderful Happy Mail! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
isabellasnow rated for tLB: February 2024 Pen Pal on Feb 23, 2024
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! Thanks so much for your February mailngs. I love being partnered together.
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Comment: Thank you for the book recommendations. I am going to look into them today.
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: January 2024 Pen Pal on Feb 19, 2024
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Comment: Hi Rhonda . . . so nice to receive your postcards. Thanks for being my January penpal!
Response: Hey Kristy, the postcards, 3 in a row, are for this month, February. My January sends included a paper Victorian puzzle purse in an envie. You'll be getting a fun book soon, too, from ABE books!
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies you sent. Really got the giggles when I saw the notecard of Bean, the Nigerian Dwarf Goat. So cute!! The stickers are amazing too.
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Comment: Thank you for your very cool collaged envelope! Im going to learn how to do this. Thank you also for the gorgeous washi samples. I enjoyed reading about your food bucket list items too. Have a great weekend!
Gretchenwu rated for Blind Envie 2024 Winter 1 of 4 on Feb 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for this nice swap. Have a nice day !
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Comment: This was a fun swap! did you manage to find a comedy club near by? I hope you had a great New year! Do you have any goals for 2024? Vacation plans? etc?? best wishes! x Gabi
nathalieswap rated for WIYM: 3 teabags - int'l on Jan 9, 2024
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely teas, can't wait to try them :-)
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Comment: Thankyou for the BEAUTIFUL horse pc!!!
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Comment: Thanks!! I love Charleston & Asheville! Actually, going to Charleston next Wed and Asheville the following week!
teejlc rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Nov 28, 2023
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Comment: THank you so much for taking the time to resend this postcard! I love the winter scene on this one. Can you imaging how cold it would be in those balloons?? I'll let you know if the first one ever arrives. Mail has been so nutty lately.
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Comment: You are right, that card is ADORABLE! Thanks!
xninolax rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards #6 on Nov 12, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap!
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #362 on Oct 5, 2023
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Comment: That's a really cool way to show a movie!

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Comments

riftvegan on Jul 29, 2023:

Thank you for the PC Roulette July 2023 BONUS postcard!! Love the art card you picked out for me! You're Awesome!

ultracinematik on Mar 9, 2023:

The second envelope with an envelope full of envelopes arrived today. Thank you again for all the little envelopes! I used one today, and used a couple earlier in the week. I especially like the aged paper ones.

ultracinematik on Mar 2, 2023:

The envelopes arrived today. Thank you very much! I've been decorating envelopes with rubber stamps for future swaps, so perfect timing!

circularlogic on Feb 14, 2023:

Thank you for the Valentine’s Day card and postage! 6 week pen pal/happy mail.🥰 📫

circularlogic on Feb 8, 2023:

I got week 4 of 6 week penpal/happy mail swap!❤️

circularlogic on Jan 24, 2023:

Hey girl! I received week 2 from 6 week swap! I adore both stationery sets you sent me!! Thank you!!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

amyduff on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the St. Paddy’s day card and goodies! That was so sweet of you! I’m glad you are enjoying the snail mail. Happy St. Paddy’s day to you!

MisplacedfromPA on Mar 3, 2022:

6 week snail mail swap (week 3). Thank you for such adorable kitty note cards and a lovely note using a different cat cat. You're mail really does make me smile, thank-you.

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 23, 2022:

Received a lovely homemade envelope w/ 3 p/c's and very nice letter from you for the 6 week snail mail swap (week 2). Thank you. I hope your flourless cake turned out scrumptious and that you are enjoying your week off.

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