Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 4:46 am


Date Joined: September 28, 2018
Last Online: December 7, 2023
Birthday: November 3, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

I’m 43 but a kid at heart. I like all things weird. I have two teenagers and a husband. I grew up in Renton, WA and didn’t go too far! My training is as a nurse but I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up still. I currently work as an Anticoagulation nurse. I stopped drinking alcohol 6 years ago hence, I’m a sober mermaid. I’m a bit of a goof and spend a lot of time “snapping” my life on Instagram. Follow me if you like! @mermaidsandmailboxes

You can hear me on Episode 97 of the Postcardist Podcast (if you love postcards you should subscribe) https://thepostcardist.com/e97-mermaid-tales/

I am a culturally Catholic and while I do not practice I very do much still adore the beauty of its traditions and teachings. I do not mix religion and politics. Please do send me Catholic related items however.

I have been a photographer since I was 15 years old and enjoy candid and portrait photography along with manipulating angles and creative photography

I collect a lot of things, mermaids (send the postcards my way lol) in particular but I love old medical items, religious iconic art, interesting ceramics, enamel pins and weird stuff in general. I talk too much about serial killers (sorry not sorry) and Deadliest Catch (I talk too much in general). I’m obsessed with all things Hawaii and I LOVE coconut everything. Anatomy and science are AWESOME. I like trivia and memorizing historical stuff.

My Etsy Wishlist https://www.etsy.com/people/betsykiri/favorites/wishlist?ref=profile

I don’t do judgement... I’m more concerned by someone’s character than their choice of partner, faith, color, or place of origin....so on! I support human beings. I am a huge ally of the LGTBQ + and I believe love is the answer.

I started writing again to combat the isolation and loneliness that comes with an invisible, chronic and very painful condition (I look fine to everyone else). I count my blessings and I refuse to give up even though many days I do want to. I try to live like I have little time left, not a lifetime to come. I try to love all people the way they feel they deserve, not the way I think they deserve. Bottom line is everyone deserves the love that we believe deserve. Mental Health Matters!

Favorite postcard themes

I love all postcards and I collect all mermaid cards, which I have over 250. Even duplicates are added to my collection. I would like to get Lou Paper cards this year as I have never collected those. If you need help picking a card, here are some others I collect or love; Goonies, Pink hotels (houses and places too), Coconuts, Leonardo Dicaprio (any), Deadliest Catch (crab fishing, fishing boats), Nurses, Coca Cola, anatomy, medical, pharmacy, German Shepherd Dogs or dogs (I love Chihuahuas too), Ukraine related, Accidentally Wes Anderson, Sanrio Twin Stars, weird and odd things, Dance (all but ballet is my favorite), Opera, theatre arts, storms, weather related, history, British Royals, 1980’s movies and pop culture, K-Pop, Hawaii, flamingos, otters, military, Navy.

Favorite Books

Non Fiction True Crime (serial killers) or Medical Best Sellers, Brene’ Brown books. Favorite books: A Few, Sarah’s Key, The Alieniest, Working Stiff, Flu, Boink, Starvation Heights, Gone Girl, The Night Circus, Defending Gary, Stiff, Spooked, Angelology, A Discovery of Witches, Relapse, North By Northwestern, Help From Above,

Favorite Movies

ALL Leonardo DiCaprio films so if you got postcards send them my way! Goonies, The Little Mermaid, Jurassic Park, Stardust, Titanic (I saw it 3 times in the theatre), The Notebook (I know cliche, but it’s a great movie), Atonement, A Star is Born, Indiana Jones series, Ghostbusters, Top Gun, Romancing the Stone. The Gods Must Be Crazy, 1980’s movies obviously!

Favorite Television

Deadliest Catch (never miss it)Criminal Minds, and Super Store, Project Runway, and other competition shows are my favorites.

Also, How to Get Away with Murder, American Horror Story, Glee, Super Store, The Knick, Black Mirror, Mind Hunters, Jack Ryan, Project Runway Killing Fields, Monsters Inside Me, Mystery Diagnosis, pretty much anything on Discovery ID channel, Chopped. I stream Hulu and Netflix series and binge series on rainy days.


Thrift and junk hunting, Junk journaling, Bible Journaling, watercolor painting, drawing, collecting interesting ceramics, chalk painting furniture, writing, collecting mermaids, collecting vintage medical items, collecting, pharmacy or apothecary items, collecting vintage decor, collecting enamel pins (mail related, quotes, funny).

What inspires me

Real, human, stories, that’s what inspires me. I am generally interested in anyone who has something they want to share about themselves. Your strange coincidence, six degrees of separation, past and present colliding, I want those stories. Your triumphs and struggles and how you fight or overcame (because that matters).

I have some of my own that I hope inspire others too.


Artteacherjen rated for Color Theme ATC number 8 on Dec 5, 2023
tcornell rated for Color Theme ATC number 8 on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Gnoe rated for The Letter C - postcard swap on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun Coffee postcard Betsy! I'm sorry you're having a difficult time. Nurses & caregivers rock! Here in NL people applauded health care workers during the covid-19 pandemic, but then when the government had to vote about a pay raise in the sector... that didn't happen :-(( I'm so sad and sorry about that. I hope everything will be better for you soon!
Christine6035 rated for PC Swap #8 - Halloween on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the ouija board card with all the cute cat stickers!
coolcamaro rated for Women’s History Month PC on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I just found a bunch of cards that were apparently never logging in. Thank you for the cool Berry Ford card and telling me about your mom.
adawndria rated for SCRABBLE #12 on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: You found so many words!
Lolle rated for A-Z of SCIENCE PC - “Q" on Oct 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Betsy. I learned something new today ❤️
mchesser12 rated for SCRABBLE #11 on Oct 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Disney characters postcard and sharing all the words you found!
lilmissthrifty rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 16, 2023
Comment: Love it!!! Happy Halloween to you and your kiddo!
Reisegern rated for World Postcard Day 2023 - Global on Oct 14, 2023
Comment: Hello, thanks a lot for your lovely postcard, it's a very beautiful special design for the occasion. Stay connected with the world!
coolcamaro rated for PC Swap #5 - Your State on Oct 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool Tacoma card. I really like it.
noone7212 rated for PC Swap #4 - The Color Red on Oct 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I love your devotion to the red!
jessiedau rated for Free/ad postcard swap on Oct 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks Betsy for the wonderful postcard! 🦋🌻🦋
octobereve930 rated for SCRABBLE #7 on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great ferry card and your list 9/27
Catt007 rated for Quick and easy PC theme swap on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Hi Betsy, thank you for the lovely card, great quote and one I will remember. Happy Swapping 😺
ccmmsu rated for A-Z of SCIENCE PC - “P on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you, Betsy! Not only is it a favorite movie, but I love it when people find creative ways to complete these kinds of swaps. The stickers made the back so cheerful, too. :)
RaspberryRobot rated for Any PC Hello - USA #5 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the super cute Lantern press pc and the sweet thoughts about our fertility =)
Darlindanz rated for PC Swap #3 - Horses on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card and stamps. How beautiful. My son rides and was happy to see the card.
Carachea rated for Did you know PC swap on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Whoa I never knew that about Brazil! How neat!
Mark63 rated for A-Z of SCIENCE PC - “N" on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: Nice postcard. Thank you. So your Dad was on the USS Enterprise! I'll have to look for him next time I watch Star Trek. :-)

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myancey on Mar 15, 2023:

Hey there. Have I rcvd my neon swap I sent? Tracking shows delivery. Thanks

ccmmsu on Sep 27, 2022:


So glad to have you with us!

VitaLynne on May 22, 2022:

Thank you for this beautiful PC. So so funny!


ittybittykitty on Mar 8, 2022:

Thank you for joining Weirder Every Day!

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:

Hey lady- missing you and hope you are well!


CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:
JazD on Mar 24, 2021:

Please check you messages. I sent you a message about the $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #4

CajunLady on Mar 10, 2021:

Can you please check your messages? I messaged you about not receiving the Crime Time 🔦 #1: UNSOLVED MURDER on March 6. I've not received a reply or the swap email.

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

CherryBlossomLady on Nov 7, 2020:

Wishing you a happy Fall- stay positive, and pray!

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