Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2020 8:58 am


Date Joined: March 1, 2013
Last Online: May 13, 2013
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States

About Me

May 5-11 is National Postcard Week in the U.S.! I'd love if you could make some note of it (either on front or back of the postcard) if you're assigned to me during that time! Thank you!

Hello from the US of A! My name is Allison, and I live in northern Virginia, just a little south of Washington, D.C, with my husband and our cat, Winda.

I am the daughter of a retired Marine, and have traveled a lot because of it. I love traveling - a little more than my husband is comfortable with. :) I have been all over the U.S. and parts of Asia. My dream is to visit all continents (minus Antarctica). I would love to hear about where others live and what cool things there are to do off the beaten path (non-touristy).

I am a journalist by education, but love creative writing. I've attempted writing two books, and most likely will continue to write unfinished work the rest of my life. I also love to read, so let me know what your favorite books are or what you're reading now. I love getting recommendations! My ultimate favorite is "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

My husband and I are big TV and movie buffs. We also love to play games - video, computer, card, and board. We have too many favorites to count, but are always willing to try something new. What are your favorites? Are there games you play that we may not have heard of?

I also love sports. I'm a big university (American) football fan - Navy Midshipmen and Missouri Tigers, in particular. I also am a huge baseball fan; my favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals.

Other hobbies I have include crochet and stamp collecting, though both are relatively new compared to my other pastimes.

I love hearing people's stories above anything else. I'm not picky in the kinds of things to be sent. Make your mail speak about you - where you're from, what you love, etc.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Quick Notes

  • If you are up to it, I would love to receive the first page of the first stave of "A Christmas Carol" in your language (if it's other than English). Just rip it out of an obliging book, mail it in an envelope or paste/Mod Podge it to a piece of cardboard the same size and mail it like a postcard! I believe that collection could be amazing and I'd love you forever for it!

  • I'll take any postcard you want to send! I can have a pretty sick sense of humor, so feel free to be inappropriate! :)

  • If I'm participating in a swap that suggests sending tea, I'd much prefer coffee. We have a bean grinder, so feel free to send whole beans, or a baggie of your local ground coffee or packet of instant will be great. This is not a must, just a suggestion.

  • If I'm participating in a crochet swap, I would prefer medium-weight/worsted yarn. I don't have a fiber preference, but the majority of yarn I use is worsted, so it'll be easier to join it all.


  • I would love to have stamps if you can spare them! You can cut them from envelopes or send a sheet from the post office! I'll take whatever I can get!

  • I received a postcard that is a photograph of Charles Dickens and thought what fun it would be if I had more authors! So if you have postcards with authors on them, I'll take them!

  • I'm trying to get a postcard from every baseball stadium in the MLB. Send one my way, if you can, preferably postmarked from the stadium's city! What I need (feel free to send even if I've already marked I have it; I'm sure there's multiple PC designs for each stadium!):

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California ( Thanks to @mejulia )
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona ( Thanks to @AZmom875 )
Citi Field, Queens, New York
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California ( Thanks to @bizzitybam )
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
( Thanks to @Jan218 I have Miller Park when it was Milwaukee County Stadium! )
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Nationals Park , Washington, D.C.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia ( Thanks to @coverstreet )
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York


vyl87 rated for ~Swap Some Postcards!~ on Feb 3, 2015
Maggiesmother rated for ~Swap Some Postcards!~ on Aug 15, 2013
AmookIslandCreations rated for 2013 PC Swap #12 on Jun 30, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great PC! Better check your wind speeds, you never know when you might need a little extra lift! LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: TY-neat yarn
Comment: Thank you for the great card.
fawnscrafts rated for THEMED Six Word Memoirs - PC #9 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: thank you
ElanorC rated for Easy PC Swap #3 - International on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: I see that you are suspended and haven't logged into your account in awhile. I feel sorry to rate you 1 but I have never received the postcard. If I ever receive from you then I will re-rate.
suepier rated for Non-Tourist US PC Swap #1 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute Monsters card.
suepier rated for Anything goes PC swap #5 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great card from Virginia.
jeanland rated for Postcard Shuffle! Round 1 on May 31, 2013
Comment: I see you are partially suspended so I'm assuming that I won't be getting my postcards for this swap. If I'm lucky, maybe the host will angel for me. :o(
KyraSmith rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 30, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcard! (;
Comment: I see that you are partically suspended and haven't logged into your account in awhile. If I ever receive from you then I will re-rate.
Comment: Since you are suspended, I guess I won't be getting the granny squares. If I do, I'll up this rating to a 3.
Camiliann rated for Postcard From Your State! on May 27, 2013
Comment: thanks
Jan218 rated for ~Swap Some Postcards!~ on May 27, 2013
Comment: PM sent - no response. Will re-rate if I receive anything.
ailuutt rated for CROCHET ME A 12X12 GRANNY SQUARE #4 on May 27, 2013
mamarochat rated for --Lucky Number Swap-- on May 23, 2013
Comment: I haven't received anything I will rerate if I do. I hope everything is ok I noticed you haven't checked in for a while.
brooklynbunch rated for "That's So Wrong!" PC Swap on May 21, 2013
Comment: I love this card--the fact that you need to look twice (oh, it's NOT a pretty winter scene) it what makes it. Thanks a lot for the card. I still have a pile of tasteless card from the Onion and the baby animals--more swaps to come? susan (brooklynbunch)
agonysdecay rated for "That's So Wrong!" PC Swap on May 20, 2013
Comment: LOLOL! Trippy! For this swap I got another one of these PC's!! I LOVE them!!! Nothing is too shocking to me! I wish I had some of them, I'd send them all over! I'm keeping it, that is for sure!!! Thanks!

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latentsmile on Jun 25, 2013:

Sorry to see that you have been suspended. I was going to request a rating for my Memoir PC (9 that I sent to you but I see that it appears we have lost you. :(

latentsmile on Mar 18, 2013:

Thanks for joining the Six Word Memoir PC #7 swap! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

snailmailer1 on Mar 13, 2013:

I've just posted your letter and goodies off :)

DreamScaper on Mar 8, 2013:
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