Swap-bot Time: April 14, 2021 9:22 am


Date Joined: July 11, 2007
Last Online: April 14, 2021
Birthday: September 25
Country: United States
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About Me

All my hero's are weirdos

My name is Kurtis and I was born and raised in Minnesota. Moved to Nebraska where i have been living since 2011. I have a teenage daughter. Spent nearly twenty years working restaurants ranging from Townie Bars and Grills, corporate chains, to find dining. Was a jack of all trades in the kitchen. Could pretty much put me in any position and I'd be able to handle it. Think my favorite position was being a Banquet Sous Chef. Lost of hurry up and wait. It was always fun making food for weddings and such. I don't miss working in restaurants so much as I miss the camaraderie.

In December 2019, I graduated community college with a degree in PC and Web Development. After graduating, the State of Nebraska (DHHS), where I had been interning, hired me on as a FT Web Applications Developer.

Since the pandemic started, started running a bit and have gotten into doing virtual races. Have completed 5/10k's every month since October 2020. Planning on doing one every month in 2021. January first, I started a 480mi run/walk/swim/bike/row challenge. Aiming to complete in forty weeks, but at the rate I’ve been going, I’ll probably be done by April.

Another thing I’ve gotten into since COVID started is kayaking. March 2020, I purchased a Perception Joyride 10.0 for myself and a Perception Swifty 9.5 (for you other paddlers out there ;)) for my daughter. Not crazy extreme kayaking or anything, but just going around the lake and enjoying the weather, sunsets and, occasionally, some beers.

Covid also renewed my interest in postcards. Was really active on this site from 2007-2011, then moving and other life events put swapping on the back burner. Sprinkled throughout the years, I'd log on and do a few swaps. Being back at this, though, has renewed my interest in painting, drawing, photo editing and now collages to make postcards. It has been enjoyable getting back into the these arts again.

I send swaps on time and try to rate as soon as as possible. If you haven't received something from me, please let me know so I can make the necessary corrections.

Favorite Music

Love The Smiths, Talking Heads, Stark Reality, Jamiroquai,.. Jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, electronic, chill-..

Enjoy a lot of stuff and, like food, am pretty opened minded and will give new things a try. That being said, not much for country - old stuff or folk is fine. Also, not much for the screaming, "passing of a kidney stone" metal music.

I am not really hip to what is current, although my daughter shows me some songs here and there.

Favorite Movies

To name a few of my favorites:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Locked Stocked and Two Smoking barrels, Bongwater, Big Lebowski, Royal Tenenbaums, Annie Hall, Love and Death, Manhattan, Hedwig & The Angry Inch..

Favorite Books

Started reading a lot recently. Listen to a lot of audiobooks also. Actually, started with audiobooks last summer and there were some That didn’t have audiobooks on my app, so I had to read them. Sorta took off after that. I aim to finish a book a week, meh, doesn’t always happen. Usually have at least two going at once. I really dig fiction but am also really into politics. So usually I audiobook something political and read something fiction. Sometimes I need a break from politics though and will double the fiction. Not much into the fantasy/science fiction.

Currently Reading: The Short Reign of Pippin IV - John Steinbeck

Currently Audiobooking: A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

Some Favorites:

  • Bongwater - Michael Hornburg
  • Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
  • Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis
  • American History in 10 Strikes - Erik Loomis
  • Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerney
  • On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Favorite Television

Honestly, haven’t been watching much TV.
I do watch a fair amount of news on YouTube: The Hill, Majority Report, TYT, Tim Black TV, Last Week Tonight..

Outside of news.. HUGE Modern Family Fan. Scrubs, Letterkenny kinda grew on me, American Dad / Family Guy, Home Movies, Walking Dead - haven't followed as closely these days, The Wonder Years

Random Likes

  • Bicycles
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Handmade things
  • Running
  • Politics
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Puzzles
  • Postcards
  • Mushrooms
  • Beer
  • Cannabis culture
  • 1960's / 70's / 80's / 90's
  • Beatniks
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Painting
  • Art Museums
  • Cities
  • Nature
  • Snowy days
  • rainy days
  • Sunshine
  • Stars / Planets / Space
  • Bars
  • Wind chimes
  • Autumn
  • Books
  • Cooking
  • Kayaking


craftynut rated for Ugly PC Swap #28 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I agree, not the kind of card I would choose.
Itchy rated for Quick Handmade PC! #4 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Tnx so much for this nice PC! I love it! :D
Comment: Thank you so much!
AzEkologi rated for Bicycle PC Swap #2 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Man, it must have been awesome to see your dad riding a 20" Huffy down the block in a suit...good memory for sure! My first steed was a read Murray "Track Certified" BMX. What a great bike! I swear, it never had a flat as long as I owned it....I miss that bike. I have a Huffy Vortex (give it a google) what was very futuristic looking, but kind of cheaply built. Good bike, but my bikes started getting significantly better when I started racing and that 'ol Heffy went to that big bike park in the sky. Best, Rick
Comment: Thank you for the post card
Comment: Thanks for the Nebraska postcard. Two states I have not visited.
Comment: Thank you for the great card and nice message!
Comment: Thank you so much! The postcard is so cool!
PrincessLeia rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool PC! Will have a listen to your songs tonight!
IntaglioDragon rated for Make a Drawing PC on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the portrait in a folk art style! This was fun.
Comment: The card you sent is so beautiful, I hope you can visit new Mexico some day! also you have really beautiful handwriting! stay safe <3
Response: Beautiful handwriting!? ✍️I don’t know if I’d go that far! 🤣 Always felt my handwriting is chicken scratch. Especially compared to what I receive in the mail. Thank you though! I am also glad you liked the postcard!
brooklynbunch rated for Bicycle PC Swap #2 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Peugeot bicycle card--very cool. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Wingy rated for Quick Handmade PC! #5 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Whoa ... thank you for the cool card for my collection ;) happy swapping
Response: I am glad you like it! Thanks for playing!
Comment: What a fun postcard. Thank you! It's interesting that you used to live in Shoreview. My parents live there. It's a great area!
Comment: thanks a lot for the postcard
SarahJ603 rated for Paperback Book Postcard on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: What a great "postcard"! I love the colors :-) Nice job!
Response: Yeah, I couldn’t resist when I found it. Was able to make another postcard out of it last night! Thank you for the rating and Heart!
Comment: Thank you for your PC! I'm not sure I will visit this city 😉😊
Teraecau rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC #2 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the listed songs. I will check them out later today. :)
suepier rated for post card clear out on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage postcard.

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jessmarie on Dec 17, 2009:

hello mr robeastro i was just reading your ratings comments and it made me smile like this :D

Sharila on Mar 28, 2009:

Hello, I created 3 new swaps in the Psychology group, please come and check them out!

BarbaraMartinsDeSousa on Feb 17, 2009:

Thank you for the cd, I love it :D

By the way, great chicken with human head, ahah *

Topher on Nov 28, 2008:


voodooninja on Nov 11, 2008:

Brother @Jib916 has started The Revolution's very first swap here.

I am encouraging everyone to support the cause and sign up!

Long live The Revolution!

doublekissable on Oct 9, 2008:

I would love to see a picture of your car!!!

sunnysidey on Sep 16, 2008:

The HPC would like to see your handmade postcards! Please read this thread in the forum for details!

voodooninja on Sep 1, 2008:

Welcome. Long live the revolution!

PostMuse on Aug 24, 2008:

I have started a discussion on the Handmade Postcard Club forum about the possibility of an interim group since the founder, @TeraBACat hasn't logged on in so long. I hope you will post your thoughts.

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