Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 1:01 am


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: July 18, 2024
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
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About Me


07/07/23 It is with the heaviest heart that I share I’ve said goodbye to my goodest boy, Radin. He lives on in my heart, but it certainly is broken


We all are villain in someone else's story

Always give 100%, unless you're donating blood

My name is Amy Elizabeth, and I live on the east coast (Maine!) of the U.S. I was born and raised here; I live in a small town with less than 6,000 people! I have BAs in Psychology and Criminology; professionally, I am a FT Crime Analyst and work PT dispatching at a large hospital. I don't exactly dance to the beat of my own drum, but there is that pesky drumline following me around :) I am quirky and accepting of such. I am clumsy and not so accepting of such. I am compassionate, friendly, driven, motivated, organized, perhaps a bit selectively obsessive-compulsive, always shy, sometimes self-conscious, vibrant, creative, affable, a perfectionist, optimistic, probably annoyingly enthusiastic, and slightly neurotic regarding to-do lists.

Hobbies: I am an avid snail mailer and pen pal extraordinaire (albeit quality over quantity), a bibliophile, ornithophile, musician, crafter, selective collector, a novice blogger, gym rat and runner.

I am officially signed up for my first full marathon on 6th October 2024!! I am working on a journal packed with anything related to running, fitness, motivation, goals, etc.


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Current Events & Goings-on


When two of my cats and my rabbit passed in a matter of months, I found solace in photographs of pets belonging to my penpals and fellow swappers. I began a photo album, which I would love to fill. If you're looking to send extras or to send a RAK, please consider sending an addition to my album! I'm also willing to private swap. :)

Again, I am working on a journal packed with anything related to running, fitness, motivation, goals, etc.

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On Swapping
In my family, ideas pertaining to giving have been handed down from one woman to another. My Gma instilled in my Mum, and she in me, that giving, truly giving, should hurt a little bit. It's easy to send away or give the things that we do not like or do not want. It may be as small as using my last piece of favorite stationery to write you a letter or as big as sending you something I'd really love to keep for my own collection, but I hold the aforementioned giving rule near and dear, and therefore, my swaps always hurt me a little bit. Why do I share this with you? Because you deserve to know that when I send my outgoing mail, I have invested my time, my energy, and myself into it.

Favorite Books

I am a voracious reader! I wish I had more time to devote to my extensive reading list/book collection, but I have many hobbies demanding my time and attention. I do make time daily for reading; I have a book, in progress, in just about every room of my house!

Stardust by Neil Gaiman is my favorite book, followed closely by A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; I read the former once yearly. One of my favorite authors, also a Mainer, is Stephen King. I collect King books in languages other than English

Other favorite authors: Neil Gaiman, Lars Kepler, Josh Malerman, Jennifer McMahon, Jay Kristoff, Joe Hill, and John Saul. I love the horror genre, true crime, and the classics! I'll give any book and any genre a try, tbh.

I have been dedicating more of my time and efforts to my NetGalley and Goodreads accounts: updating my progress, rating books, and writing reviews.

Currently reading:

-Big Fish

-Never Finished

Favorite Music

Currently really digging my vinyl and cassettes! I can read notes, and I play the flute. I'm eventually going to teach myself the guitar and the ukulele! I listen to music (almost literally) all of the time. I have a varied taste, but I respect all genres even if I don't tend to listen to them often. My absolute favorite is Joshua Radin, who I've had the pleasure of meeting twice! I have Radin lyrics in one of my tattoos, and I named my doggo soulmate (sadly passed) after him.

My fur baby, Radin. Check him out at 1:49 in Here, Right Now by Joshua Radin

I'm always open to suggestions of upbeat / high BPM / motivational songs for my marathon playlist!

Favorite Crafts

I am a crafter by hobby, and I so enjoy creating! I'm elated at the prospect that my creativity may bring joy and happiness to others. My favorite crafts are those I create with duct tape, perler beads, embroidery floss, loom bands, paper, and fabric. I also enjoy latch hook, origami, and quilting. I long to learn how to knit and crochet.

I am particularly proud of my perler portraits (see below) (:

Gracie & Paisley





Some of my absolute favorite things in life . . .

The Office / Dwight Schrute

PLATYPUS (my absolute favorite animal), peacocks, owls, cats, dogs, cows, sharks, octopus, UNICORNS, flamingos, and any big-eyed animals.

Notes, symbols, lyrics, instruments.

ANYthing nautical and under the sea related: anchors, mermaids, sharks, octopus, helms, and knots especially.

I fell in love with NYC and can't wait to return!!

I love the unusual, creative, and inappropriate. (Language and the human form do not offend me - colorful language and nudity is encouraged! lol). Though I am not easily offended, I still prefer not to receive anything blasphemous in nature.

Pokémon, creepy/eerie, horror, supernatural, mythological. I love the color pink! I love pickles! I also love sugar skulls and pin ups, pineapple and banana decorations/themes (but no flavors or scents of)

Police, military

Stationery: letter sets, memo sheets, and sticker flakes. Favorite character: Kamonohashikamo.

My favorite postcards to receive


-Running / run related


-Greetings From ...

Other animals: Peacocks, cows, owls, cats, unicorns, ANY animal with BIG eyes, DOGS, monkeys, esp. orangutans, unusual animals

-Nautical / under the sea: especially mermaids, anchors, octopus, ships, helms, knots, SHARKS

-Sugar skulls

-Police and/or crime related

-Psychology related

-BRIGHT colors, PINK

-Music: sheet music, instruments, treble and bass clef

-Pin ups

-Odd/inappropriate/unique/weird/funky: I am NOT offended by nudity, language, etc. I know that sometimes we come across such cards and never know who to send them to... ME. Send them to ME :D I happily accept profanity and nudity.

-Naughty Little People



-Pineapples and bananas (it's kind of a joke because I can't stand the smell or taste)

-Military, esp. Navy



-Birthday(January 12th)

-Blue Cats

-Harry Potter, especially Dobby and Niffler

-The Office

-Wild birds

-Note about homemade cards: I like homemade cards when it's been made FOR me especially.

General FYIs

If you do not receive a swap from me, please message me before rating me poorly. Also, human error does happen despite precautions. I ALWAYS have my swap mailings weighed at the post office before I mail them out. If there is ever an issue, please do let me know, but be kind and suggest a resolution. Swap-bot can be a very fun experience but only if everyone is treated kindly and with respect.

I mark 'sent' after I've compiled a swap and it's ready to go out on/during my next PO run. I go to the post office DAILY, with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays.

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I always, always, ALWAYS rate. I log in to swap-bot and rate as I open my mail; this is a daily practice. If you're waiting on a rating from me, it's because I have not yet received your swap.

List of Wishes

Items I always love to receive (in good condition, of course). This is by NO MEANS a demands list or a list that implies that I would not like items that are not featured/listed here. I just know how useful it is for me to read what my partners love the most, especially when it comes to de-stashing type swaps!

Coinage / currency!




Perler beads

Pins and magnets


Pin ups

Tea (Favorites: lady grey, darjeeling, prince of wales, earl grey, lapsang souchong, oolong, mint)

Sealing wax and wax seals

Craft twine/string


Shaped paper clips

Rubber stamps on



Notes of motivation/encouragement/humor that I post at work.



Pineapple & banana (Not to smell and / or eat though, please!)


Although I am difficult to offend, I do prefer to NOT receive body shaming or blasphemous themed

Flakers & Non-Raters

I'm fair when it comes to dishing out ratings, and this applies to poor ratings too! You need not fear that I will rate you poorly just because life happened and a swap was late or lost during its voyage AS LONG AS YOU CONTACT ME before the send by deadline. If you've ignored my attempts to contact you, and you have not been online for 1-2+ weeks since the swap deadline, then I am going to rate as is appropriate - at that point, it's on you because I've done my part.


Ryder rated for Christmas Card - Religious Wk #1 on May 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely loved reading about your RAKs :-D
Christine6035 rated for Non-Dominant Hand PC Nov. 2023 on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the resend!
paperlover rated for Sticker Bomb PC 1/2024 on Feb 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Pinocchio postcard and stickers
BennysMumma rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - F on Jan 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your list of songs. I totally forgot about Fancy, that's a good one!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic letter. I love the SOC format. It allows us to follow our thoughts and associations. I wish you the best on all of your enterprises. It's a really great letter. I feel I know you much better, which is a resounding success. Happy New Year!
Macw1975 rated for Non-Dominant Hand PC Dec. 2023 on Dec 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute kitten PC. You did a nice job using your non dominant hand. I may have to check out your book suggestion!
Manonroberts rated for PC: Out of Context Nov. 2023 on Dec 10, 2023
Comment: The out of context comments made me laugh! Thank you for the postcard, adorable dog photos, and the Christmas card too. Nadolig llawen / Merry Christmas🎅🏼🎄
Comment: This was a superb swap! Thank you so much for a great swap! I haven't seen the movies on your list except for Christmas Vacation, so now I have a lot of new movies to see!
Comment: Thank you so much for the profile deco! <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard ! I really enjoy reading your SOC letters ! I’m sure this whole letter took you only a few second of thoughts ! My boyfriend don’t understand anything about all my mails, he only looks at the images on the postcards and tells me when there is a cute dog ahah Have a beautiful day ! Best wishes !
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card - it's really okay - and your nice note. Thank you for the postcards too. Winter weather is mild just now - I've not worn boots yet.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, your sweet note, and all the fun goodies! I love the pic of your sweet boy....my favorite pic of my first poodles is also a Christmas pic! I hope you have a peaceful, happy holiday season!! XOXO
BennysMumma rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - E on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list, I recognize a few of the songs and will definitely check out the others :)
andee73 rated for Christmas Card - Nonreligious Wk #4 on Nov 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Labella79 rated for Christmas Card - Religious Wk #2 on Nov 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card <3 I love everything about it, the colors, golden sparkles, the words on and in it, and what you wrote. Thank you for choosing this card for me, and for hosting this swap. Wishing you a merry Christmas, too <3
marinda rated for Christmas Card - Religious Wk #4 on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and well wishes! Merry Christmas!
Isa2020 rated for Christmas Card - Nonreligious Wk #2 on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Hello! I received your beautiful christmas card today, thank you ! Happy Holidays :)
CajunLady rated for Pvt Christmas Card Swap 2 on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card and the swap!!
chimerix rated for Pvt Christmas Card Swap 1 on Nov 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! And thank you for the great snowflake die cut and the dragon pc! I wish you all the best this holiday season. Mele Kalikimaka!
Comment: Amy,absolutely love your card and what you wrote in it . God bless you!

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manders2280 on Dec 15, 2023:

You're so welcome! The first paragraph in my profile has a tip on how to open my washi-covered envelopes and a link to my photo album of them.

kiddomerriweather on Nov 29, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas stickers you sent me for my November WW!

fishsteak on Nov 28, 2023:

Thanks for the playing cards for my November WW wishlist! I didn't know these were a thing and I love them.

tcornell on Nov 27, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK of gross stickers!

tcornell on Nov 17, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas goodies as well as the thoughtful Christmas card that you sent for Nov WW! Tracy

Manonroberts on Nov 16, 2023:

GBNF's First Swap - Profile Deco

I absolutely adore the perler portraits of some of your pets! I have a personalised diamond art photo of my late cats which is lovely to keep <3

Sending lots of love from Wales, UK!

Manon (manonroberts)

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 19, 2023:

Thanks so much for the awesome envelope that you sent! I love the postcards, especially the Kew gardens one. Everything is perfect and I will use it all.

manders2280 on Oct 16, 2023:

Thank you for the Happy Mail/Random Envie Tag (that I can't track down to officially thank you!) Yes I will use everything!

pbcquiltlover on Jul 16, 2023:

So sorry for your loss! Take your time, heal and return to us when you're ready. All of those who've been in your shoes certainly understand.
<3 <3 <3

myancey on Jul 12, 2023:

Sending love to you as you grieve the loss of radin.

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