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MyRetroSoul

MyRetroSoul
Date Joined: September 14, 2016
Last Online: October 23, 2020
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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Swap friends! I dont know what's going on but I've recieved multiple envelopes with over $3 due on them which seems ridiculous. It used to be you could put additional ounce for extra weight AND non machinable but according to my postal worker, thats not how it works anymore. Whether or not she is correct, I dont know. I have found that every post office interprets mail rates differently, which is frustrating. SOOOOO, because of this happening, I just wanted to recommend using Pirateship.com to send parcels. A padded 4x6 envelope is cheaper than sending a bulky paper envelope, god knows why. But all you need is a measuring tape or ruler and a kitchen scale that does pounds and ounces and you can figure out your postage rate and print out a label on pirateship.com and you get a discount on your shipping which is always nice. If you recieve something from me with postage due please let me know immediately and I will venmo you the amount due.

That aside, I just wanted to say that estimating postage can be so frustrating right now, especially with the temporary increases and such, so I wont be rating down for anything due. Just pay it forward to some one else.

⭐️If you have me as your partner for one of the stocking stuffer swaps, check out my favorite thrifted finds for ideas of what you can send me. And even if the swap description says to send an unused item, feel free to send vintage or gently used thrift item my way. I love second hand.

Name :Micah

Age: 36

State: Texas (brought here by Air Force- I am a PNW Washingtonian through and through.)

Occupation: SAHM but I run an etsy and ebay store as well.

I'm agnostic, I prefer that others do not reach out to try and convert me but I'm open to Christmas and Easter themed swaps, and other religious swaps where the focus is on educating or celebrating, not converting.

Nudity: YES

Pornography: NO

Bad language: YES

Prejudice, homophobic, racist, sexist language: NO

Letter writing was important to my grandmother and great grandmother. They wrote to everyone they could think of. They encouraged me to write through out my life and so I am continuing to do that to honor them and because I love to.

I'm a treasure hunter at heart. I love to find fossils and rocks and discarded treasures at the beach, in the woods, on roads and in thrift stores. I'm the kind of gal that has jars and test tubes filled with fun things. Indiana Jones was my favorite movie growing up, and it ingrained in me a sense of discovery. I even enjoy photographing and logging the wild life and insect finds I come across everywhere I live. I used to go into thrifts stores and collect the notes on scraps of paper found between book pages. Finding things in walls or metal detecting is my jam.

LIKES:

Unusual, weird, semi-dark, mystical, magical. Did you receive something you find too weird, or maybe even a little grotesque or disturbing and don't know what to do with it? Send it to me! Do you have a stockpile of nude postcards that you don’t know who to send to? Send to me!

Astrology, tarot, tea reading, coffee reading, palm reading, crystals healing

Greek mythology, original fairy tales, fokelore

Paganism, Wicca, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism ( I love to learn)

Gnomes,Trolls, witches, wizards, Mermaids, Bigfoot, Loch Ness

Animals:

Cats (especially black cats), Horses, Platypus, Narwhals, Jellyfish, Ravens, Crows, Coy fish, Goats, Sheep, Sea slugs, Cephalopods, Whale sharks, Pufferfish, Anglerfish, Shoe Bill

Insects/arachnids:

Spiders- black widows, jewel box, peacock, jumping, Praying Mantis, Luna moth, Beetles and scarabs, Giant African Land Snail, banana slugs.

Unusual, colorful or deadly wasps, ants, spiders, beetles in general

MOVIES:

Labyrinth, Pan's Labyrinth, Snow Piercer, Muriel's Wedding, Waitress, Harry Potter Films, Howls Moving Castle, Ponyo, Totoro, Spirited Away, Indiana Jones. Jim Henson and Tim Burton films

BOOKS:

Fahrenheit 451, Flowers For Algernon, Lord of the Flies, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, Hunger Games, Alex Woods vs the Universe, Sabriel, Winter Dance

TV: BBC- Top Gear( this is the extent of my interest in cars. ) Sherlock, Doctor Who, Skins, Shameless,Red Dwarf, The Fall Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage, American version of Shameless, Penny Dreadful, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, The Leftovers

Podcasts: My Favorite Murder, Lore, Mortified, The Moth, This American Life, Vanished, S-Town, Why Mommy Drinks, Zealot, My Dad Wrote A Porno, Lizard People, Serial Killers, Generation Why, Disgraceland

DISLIKES:

No business postcards please, unless they are for art galleries.

teacher reward stickers

Anything closely resembling ANTI:

LGBQT, ISLAMIC, MEXICAN, BLM

Or generally racist, homophobic, sexist or prejudice against any race or religion. This includes Christian bashing.

Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me.

Stay sexy and don't get murdered.


Hobbies

Crafting history: bead looming, cross stitch, quilting, crocheting, scrap booking, card making, stamping, rock painting, basic sewing projects, shrinky dinks.

Current hobbies:crafts, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing (novice), rock hounding, beach combing, photographing insects and wild life, collecting old books, especially fairy tales, making ATC's and inchies, Postcrossing, More Love Letters, letter writing, junk journaling, painting, drawing, collages, thrifting. I love true crime. I love podcasts.

Thrift Shopping! Things i collect/am looking for/wish list: ( many you can see on my instagram @myretrosoul

Pyrex

Fiesta ware

Old gumball machines

Dice

Buttons

Brooches

Postcards

Antique Photos

Antique books

Miniature things

Tiny strange or kitschy dolls from 60’s 80’s

Polly pockets (originals)

Strange and peculiar knickknacks i can fit in my printer boxes.

Vintage toys

Vintage purses that are unusual like box purses or enamel purses.

Taxidermy, the weirder the better as long as it doesn’t smell bad.

Anatomical models

Dala horses

Nesting dolls

Mexican folk art

Ouija Board

Tarot cards (even incomplete sets)

Unusual playing cards (even incomplete sets)

Bags of broken jewelry (non-plastic cheap plastic beads)

Bakelite

Old children’s books

Blythe Doll

Little Miss No Name Doll

Dream gifts would be:

the contents of a junk drawer that hasn’t been sorted or emptied in 60 years.

A jar of old game pieces made of any material, charms, keys, pocket knives, tokens, and any other random, strange. Nonsensical things.

SWAPPING NOTES

DID YOU RECIEVE SOMETHING FROM ME WITH POSTAGE DUE? I am MORTIFIED. Let me send you the amount due and something special. Just PM me.

If you don't receive something in time from me, please email me. I will never flake. Creating and SENDING mail is my favorite part of writing and art/crafts. I have social anxiety and this is how I connect with people so it's important to me to maintain good friendships and swap partners/pen pals! You

My swapbot habits: 99% of the time I rate as soon as i receive a swap. Check in with me if you haven't been rated. Every couple of weeks I go through my sent swaps and I check in with my partners to see if they've recieved my mail.

Swapper Issues

Non-rater- @misslynne -Painted Rock Swap

Non-rater- @anotherfairytale Post Crossing Obsessed #50 & Stuff Your Mailbox #5

Ratings

kfaye rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer October 2020 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you :D
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Comment: The card is AWESOME!! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful items too!
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Comment: Micah , if we could give you more than a 5 or ❤️We would. Micah is very very happy. Since Opening the box we haven’t seen them thank you for the Doctor Who number 10 cards these are perfect thank you thank you thank you we also love the rubber balls especially the Cookie Monster one again thank you so much and you have a great day and happy swapping
Response: I'm so glad you and Micah liked it!
CrankDatDesigns rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #8 on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, Loved all the goodies!
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Comment: Thanks !Happy halloween
debbiespoms rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Micah for the PC of little girl with cat. Happy Halloween to you too.
Gudetama rated for BIG SWAP #5 on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcard!
howdyholly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: We are also crazy hot here! I am waiting for a real cold front, not just a 10 F drop. You get much colder than we do!
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Comment: Great swap!
Kbrewste09 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Micah! I love the postcard. Sorry your weather isn't great down there. I hope it gets cooler soon! It was a huge relief for us when the fall weather started.
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Comment: Thank you for the spooky goodies!
KyraSmith rated for Happy Little Notecards #121 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard. Your hometown sounds awesome. There’s no place like the PNW when fall rolls around. Best wishes!
KyraSmith rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card :) yeah it’s definitely fall weather here in the PNW but the fall foliage isn’t quite as nice as previous years. I know you probably miss home. Take care!
winterBlue rated for BIG SWAP #5 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Super Cute pc!
Poohtat rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #8 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Love the owl!
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet painting card!
denisedecker58 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I love Grey's Anatomy too!
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I haven't exactly been the picture of health during COVID either. There's something about being home all day that makes me want to eat!
Rosie2766 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 119! on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card!!! Fall here is beautiful!!!! It’s what attracted me here!!!!
isandie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #8 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cute “things”. ☺️....fyi the envelope wasn’t sealed and the card opening was facing the opening! It doesn’t look like anything was lost tho, but just to let u know!
Response: I am so sorry about that. Hopefully yours was the only unsealed one. I thought i sealed and taped all of the envies I sent but I must have missed yours. Thank you for being understanding.

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Comments

susieq11 on Apr 22, 2019:

Thank you for your note and the stickers! : ) Wishing you a great week ahead! xoxo

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

fool

CurlyTea on Feb 26, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Mistyinltown on Feb 26, 2019:

Happy Birthday

arimails on Feb 25, 2019:

Hello Micah, I received an envelope from you today. Thanks again for being so understanding with the postage due. ❤️❤️❤️

djcamp04 on Feb 17, 2019:

So happy you’ve joined the paper clips swap!!! 🦋

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

wombatlady on Oct 15, 2018:

Haha, glad you found the postage link amusing as well as useful! He is very opinionated...that site has saved me a lot of headaches, though! Love your list of insect and spider likes - would love to swap ATCs sometimes if you're interested. :-)

DeAnnaVarela on Sep 25, 2018:

Just thinkin' about ya!

DG

MissPaula on Sep 20, 2018:

Thanks for finishing the jams! I love adding a phrase. Love the magic stamp on the envie, too! Hope your week is going well....= )

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