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JessP

JessP
Date Joined: April 15, 2019
Last Online: October 17, 2019
Birthday: April 11, 1977
Country: United States

About Me

I teach middle school students and I dream of traveling far and wide when I retire. Until then, I enjoy sending postcards to far-off places and reading about them. I have two teenage boys and a husband, two cats (a calico and an orange tiger) and a sweet black lab who is 10 years old.

I don't really enjoy watching television, but it is often on in my home due to the aforementioned husband and kids. There is one show I love called the Magicians (it is after one of my favorite books series of the same name) and also GOT.

I recently joined postcard swap sites and I find I really enjoy matching a card and stickers and stamps to the person I am sending them to. As for me, I really enjoy receiving cards that are decorated, thoughtful and I do enjoy a variety of stamps as well! I used to "collect" pen pals when I was younger and I have missed getting real mail, which is why I was so happy to find this site! I hope to make a lot of meaningful swaps!

Thanks for reading!

Favorite Music

I love most kinds of music (my favorites though continue to be the songs of my college years- mid-late 90's like Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains), and also to listen to talk radio (NPR is almost always on in my car when I am driving by myself!), but I enjoy moments of silence as well.

Other favorites: Neil Simon Simon and Garfunkel Indigo Girls Kris Delmhorst Blues Traveler Cat Stevens Dixie Chicks Justin Timberlake P!nk Lady Gaga Black M Shakira Coeur de Pirate Marie Mai John Prine

Favorite Books

I love reading and will read almost anything. I like to read what my students will like, so I read a lot of YL literature, but I also like memoirs, biographies and fantasy/sci fi. My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, but I have other favorites too. I love the authors Diane Setterfield (the 13th Tale is one of the best books I have ever read!), Carlos Ruis Zafon (Shadow of the Wind is another amazing book for book-lovers) and Margaret Atwood (you know her as the author of the Handmaid's Tale if you are a Netflix watcher, I fell in love with her for The Edible Woman which I read in college, and then read every thing else she had written to that point, and have continued to come back to her books throughout the years) On lighter reading I enjoy Jodi Picoult and fluffier 'chick lit' as well.

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel Universe Movies (esp. Captain Marvel! This is my NEW FAVORITE!!! IT WAS SO GOOD!), French Kiss (Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline! How can you go wrong?!), My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Favorite Crafts

I like to be crafty but I don't have one particular craft I do all the time. I learned how to crochet last year (one of my 7th graders taught me!) and I made a lot of hats and scarves to donate to charity. I haven't crocheted in a while, but I did rediscover the love of making friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss that I used to make when I was young. I have a group of students who stay after school with me and I teach them what I remember and we google what I don't! Maybe there will be a swap where I can send you a bracelet I have made! I have also been known to create decent costumes with a glue gun and felt (I don't sew!) and I've been hoping to take a painting or drawing class, but nothing local has been offered except sip and paint classes (do you know those? I have done a couple, but I'd like to learn how to paint my own pictures) I enjoy art, especially Impressionist paintings. Since swapping and postcrossing I have come to really enjoy stamps. I don't really collect them per se, but I have a growing collection (it helps that i work in the same town as one of the largest philatelic companies in the US!) and have started to use them to decorate and make things like bookmarks and a doing a little junk journaling.

Other Favorites

Animals (especially elephants, cows and pigs with sweet faces) but I hate spiders!

Coffee!!! is a treat I allow myself, but I like tea too (mostly herbal teas, black tea is not my favorite) I am vegetarian and I don't consume dairy because of an allergy, and Iean towards being fully vegan, but I am not strict about avoiding eggs.

Another hobby I have is beer and wine tasting. I like to visit small breweries, the kind where you can chat with the brew master and learn about what went into the beer you drink. My favorites are Stouts and Lagers. I also belong to a wine-making and tasting club. Twice a year we make 7 different kinds of wine together and bottle them ourselves. When we meet we bring wine to share and I have learned a lot about good wine. I like reds when I'm eating dinner (Cabernet and the like) and whites and rose when I am just relaxing with friends.

No thanks!

I wouldn't like food items (besides coffee or tea)sent to me- I have other allergies besides dairy, so it's too difficult to know what I can and can't eat, but thanks for the thought!

I am very liberal politically, so I would not like items that promote ultra conservative views (I'd be fine with saying away from politics completely!)

I would love!

As far as postcards/letters go- I LOVE a good variety of stamps! I prefer my Post Cards sent naked (not in an envelope) and I adore all the different airmail markings from around the world. If the swap is for a card in an envelope though, please do as the swap requires!

I would like to get maxi cards if you are inclined to send them (in the US, the postage doesn't count towards the sending unless it's on the address side, so I understand if you don't want to send it that way! I only send it like that if I am asked to specifically!)

I love stickers, all kinds! and washi tape I like fun pens and pencils. I am very possessive of my writing utensils!

About flaking...

I promise I have every swap ready to go the evening partners are assigned and they are in the mail the very next morning (unless it's something I have to craft specifically for you, then I have to wait a day for glue to dry...but it's in the mail within 48 hours AT THE MOST) I do put the mail in the box at the end of my driveway, and if the carrier is late, he misses the truck into the city by the time he gets to our odd-hours post office. The postmark may be a day or two later because of this, but I ALWAYS SEND! If you didn't get something PLEASE MESSAGE ME! EMAIL ME! LEAVE ME A NOTE!! I will resend if necessary! I also always review as soon as I get your send!

**If YOU forget to send something to me, or find out you will otherwise miss the deadline, please just send me a note and tell me it's coming! I don't mind waiting to rate, just don't say NOTHING...it makes me sad!

Ratings

palmettogirl727 rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: Hi Jess, thanks so much for the Adirondack PC. I went through that region several years ago in the fall. Beautiful! Hoping to go again at some point.
66adore rated for Postcard in French on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: Merci beaucoup, Jessica! Très jolie carte du Lake Oneida! Elle me plaît beaucoup!
cadel rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 26 on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: I received your envelope yesterday. Many thanks for the stamps. Have a nice fall
msashtree rated for Postcard in French on Oct 6, 2019
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Comment: Merci beaucoup pour la carte postale de la mode!! C'est parfaite pour ma collection! Bonne journee!! <3
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Comment: Many hearts for the fantastic postcard and stamps!! I am always happy to receive anything Christmas, any time!
Response: I'm so glad! I have been holding onto that card for the perfect swap! :)
gemma rated for Public Zentangle & Pass PC ongoing on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the zentangle. I really like it.
Response: I'm glad! I'm still very new at tangling so I'm always nervous to send one out!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the vintage PC of Vermont! I am going to save it for my journal!
lilmermaid rated for Sticker Slapping Postcard! on Aug 22, 2019
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Comment: thank you what a great pc I love the stickers
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #30 on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great vintage postcard.
Jrenewright rated for Sticker Slapping Postcard! on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much! The stickers were all perfect!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I had fun hunting in my sticker stash for you!
NurseWalker30 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 24 on Aug 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for looking at my profile and sending the extra. I LOVE it. Got to swim with the manatees a few years back. It was amazing.
Response: Wow! That's awesome!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the lovely stamps. Also, thank you for taking the trouble to find non-USA stamps for me.
Response: Yeay! I’m so glad they made it all the way to you! Did they just arrive?! You weren’t kidding when you said SA mail is not like elsewhere!
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jlink rated for Quick. PC Swap 8,9,10? RAK Twist!!!!! on Jul 28, 2019
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Comment: I love my sourdough! My starter is ready for another batch but I am slacking.
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Bookaunt rated for OMG WHAT A LONG SURVEY on Jul 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your letter. It was interesting to learn a little about you. I love the postcards as well. They are very fitting for me.
Response: I'm glad you liked post cards :) I had fun writing answers to all the questions- it reminded me of notes my friends and I would send to each other as kids!
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Comment: Crusty bread is good for dipping!
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Comment: I love fresh baked bread with butter 🤤🤤
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Comment: Yay! Now I'm pumped to PAY-IT-FORWARD! Let's Spread some more good vibes in this place, eh!??!!!!! Swap-bot needs a pick-me-up!
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Comments

Paige1900 on May 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wonderful HP postcard! I love it!!!

elliecf on Apr 25, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

envelope saying hi

Hello Jessica!

Welcome to Swap-bot! I'm fairly new too but swapping has quickly become one of my favourite hobbies. You are sure to have a lot of fun here.

I have a (yellow) labrador too! She's my best friend and makes me so happy. She wags her tail so hard it makes her entire body wiggle.

I made my first friendship bracelet for a penpal recently and it was so much fun, I hope to make more in the future. It didn't come out perfect but I guess that just adds a bit of character!

I'm also a HUGE fan of Harry Potter, I even fall asleep to the audiobooks sometimes. I'm a fellow Gryffindor, what house are you in?

I hope life is treating you well and that you are having a lovely springtime.

Ellie x

mellowmel on Apr 25, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

Hi Jess,

Omg! We have the same birthday! ❤️ Happy belated birthday lol.

What is wine making like? Is it hard?

Have a nice day!

Mel

purrincup on Apr 24, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

Hello and welcome to swapbot! I hope you'll enjoy this community. I also like Magicians and Harry Potter. I don't read as much as I used to. I have a 2 year old at home - still adjusting to life as a mom.

mcovey on Apr 24, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello # 3

Hello to Spring! Love the warm weather! Being a teacher , must be rewarding and difficult at times . We have 2 children at home 18 and 11 . I try to keep in touch with their teachers as much as I can . We use an app Remind , helps a lot to communicate back and forth . I also noticed you was a newbie ! Fun and scary at same time ! Just remember to have fun and just like in life you can’t please everyone! But in most of my time on here I really enjoy it ! I too enjoy post card swapping !

Hope you have an awesome day ! Mcovey

annim on Apr 24, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

Hello! Harry Potter books are also my favourite. :) I see that you just had your birthday! Happy belated birthday and I hope you had a brilliant day. :) I hope you will enjoy Swap-bot! Minna

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