Swap-bot Time: February 16, 2019 2:56 am


Date Joined: November 27, 2007
Last Online: February 9, 2019
Birthday: May 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I ALWAYS send and I ALWAYS rate! I will always give people extra time, like two weeks at least after the swap deadline, longer for overseas, especially if the person answers my message that I might send - I will wait even longer in that case. And I WILL send a message before I give a rating. I know that sometimes the mail is slow, sometimes things get lost in the mail, and in cyberspace, and sometimes unexpected things come up - Just let me know. I hope that people will do the same for me. But Please read and answer my message to you when I send one. I usually get my mailings out within a few days after the partners are assigned. I DEFINITELY get out my swaps before the Swap Deadline! Contact me BEFORE you give a bad rating - the item could be lost in the mail, or in cyberspace, and I always want to make things right ! I would send you another one!

I am a happy, positive person and hope everyone will treat me kindly and respectfully.

I live in a cozy little house out in the country near Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. I have two adorable cats, Sparky & Pumpkin. I was born in Massachusetts and have lived in several other states including, New York, Nevada, Iowa, Missouri, California, and now New Mexico.

I am retired and love playing/working on my computer and on the Internet.

I love postcards from other states and countries! I would love pictures of your town, buildings in your town, natural settings in/near your town or country. I love nature pictures. I like pictures of cemeteries. I also love anything to do with the stars, planets, the solar system, the galaxy, the universe, the Beatles, fireworks, castles, lighthouses. (See other favorites below)

I love postcards and bookmarks, and pictures by email; I love writing answers to lists of questions by email. I would prefer postcards that are written on and with postage. It gives it more of a personal touch, as much as is possible through the Post Office. Certainly, if you've made your postcard or it's really cool and you want to protect it or you want to include something else, then feel free to send it in an envelope. And, of course, if I join a swap where it's required to send in an envelope then certainly do so. Regarding bookmarks: I prefer to NOT get Book Thongs. I like regular bookmarks the best. Hand made postcards or bookmarks are Great. Like painted or drawn-on or collage or something else that you like to make that is creative.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorites: Adventures in Babysitting, The Thomas Crown Affair, Waking Ned Devine, The Core, The Craft, Don't Say a Word, Fly Away Home, The Fifth Element, Freaky Friday, Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, Grosse Point Blanke, Harry Potter (all of them), Lord of the Rings (all 3), The Others, Armageddon, Twister, Dead Man, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Game, The Skeleton Key, etc., etc. I like psychological thrillers. Well, some anyway.

Favorite Books

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (all three), The Secret Life of Bees. Pagan, Ghost, Witchcraft. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda; books about astronomy with lots of pictures. Books that have anything to do with ancient Egyptian stuff. Books with pictures from different parts of the world. Some books by Ursula Le Guin, books by Madeleine L'Engle. Anything by Tony Hillerman, James D. Doss or Steven Havill. Art books including art history books with lots of pictures. I made an altered book; I liked doing that! See some pictures of it at my DeviantArt account (see link above). :-) I am a member of paperbackswap.com and I love swapping books.

My Favorite Things

Most fave things right now: Dragons, dragons and more dragons, and Ancient Egyptian stuff, crystals, and cool used postage stamps (I collect them). Ancient India gods and goddesses.

Other things I like: Colors: My absolute favorite color is fire engine red. Some others: violet, blue-violet, royal blue, yellow, bluish-greens, bright colors. And sometimes black.

Blue skies; sunshine, seashells - about anything from the sea/ocean. I love coins from other countries, old coins. Frida Kahlo. A really heavy rain shower where after it stops everything outside is shiny and new and clean feeling; Birds singing; Listening to good music. Walking in the forest; Walking by the ocean. All kinds of Flowers, Flower scents, particularly the smell of Lilacs. Cats & kittens; Horses; Most baby animals - the cute ones.

Smelling the beautiful fresh air where I live at 7400 feet altitude; Pizza; Hot Chocolate; Good Chocolate in general; Good yummy food from many countries; Google Maps; Favorite cars: Porsche, sporty BMW, 1960's Corvette. Our Beautiful Planet; Our Beautiful Trees and other plants; Anything Pagan, Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec. Blank Journal books.

Favorite Television

Death in Paradise, Father Brown, Murder City, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Castle, American Gothic, Grimm, Bull, Broadchurch, Blue Bloods, Bones, NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, Numb3rs, NYC-22, Alcatraz, CSI-NY, CSI-Miami, The Closer, The Mentalist, Supernatural, and NYPD Blue.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very crafty. As of right now, the only crafting that I might do are, making an altered book (I made one large one and I'm working on another), making bookmarks (I've made a few - should make more) and making my own postcards (sometimes); if I make them myself I do enclose them in an envelope, haven't had much luck mailing them "naked" - which means not in an envelope. I also like to draw an occasional zendala, which is a combination of a zentangle and a mandala. Look it up on Deviant Art (link above) or on a Google search if you don't know what a zentangle or mandala is and want to find out.
I have now made some Painted ATCs and I've started another one. I've also made three others, not painted, and plan on making more eventually. They are fun!
Check out my DeviantArt link above to see some of my creations. :-)

Favorite Music

Michael Jackson, The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Katy Perry, Pink, Ace of Base, Alanis Morrisette, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Jethro Tull, Marilyn Manson (sometimes), Fall Out Boy, Placebo, Tori Amos, and many other types of music. I have pretty varied tastes in music. I also like music from some other countries.

Things I don't want to receive

Nothing Political or Military. No Zombies. No Elvis, Christmas stuff, Thanksgiving stuff, Disney stuff. Teddy bears. Nothing violent. Nothing bloody/gory. Nothing with people crying. Nothing sad. No babies. No ugly bugs. I don't mind religious items occasionally, even though I am not religious, but I don't like people trying to sell me on their religion. I am spiritual, not religious.


Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Comment: I have only been to Kansas, and I remember hitting a tumbleweed. I loved the buffalo card. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. Happy swapping!
Comment: I love the PC -- thanks so much! Happy swapping!
Response: Happy swapping to you too! So happy you got it! Thanks for the heart!
gothic87 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: So happy you finally got it. ❤
MistressKitten rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 31, 2018
Comment: Sorry I took so long to rate! I just found your e-mail in my junk mail. Gave you a heart to make up for it ;) <3
Response: Thank you so much. So happy you got it! 😊❤❤❤
katmandu rated for Easy Postcard #4 on May 22, 2018
Comment: I was in Florida once for a couple of days and enjoyed it; hope you make it there soon. Thanks for the PC, and I love the little Owl and Solar Eclipse stamp!
Response: Thanks so much! So happy you like the card and the sticker and postage stamp. I love those stamps! I have saved several! :-)
kisforkechell rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 10, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating. :-)
Hugsie86 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #5 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your answers! It was nice getting to know you through this swap. :-)
Response: You're welcome. It was fun! Thanks for the rating!
Jafferty rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #5 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Linda! I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know more about you. My parents are passed away too. I'm a bibliophile also! Books, libraries and bookstores are my favorite things.
Response: Thanks for the heart! This was fun!
Highlander18 rated for Quick Swap! State Map Card on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Neighbor, thank you for New Mexico card. We used one of the Airbnb in Mesa, tis great!
Response: Thanks for the heart! This was fun!
nikinoo123 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #5 on Apr 12, 2018
Response: Thanks! And thanks for the nice long email back.
dudot rated for Happy mail fun #4 on Dec 3, 2017
Response: Thanks so much for the rating. Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you and hope you had a good thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you. Hope you did too!
Kalalinga rated for Happy mail fun #4 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of fun goodies. I really like the cross pendant!
Response: Thanks for the heart! So happy you like what I sent! ❤
Paulaeliza rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! End Oct. on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart! ❤
Comment: Heheh, that looks like NC or Louisiana too with the pelicans on the pier! I also grew up in MA but have lived in lots of other places. Definitely check out the Keys!
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the heart! 💜
Ramya rated for State you DON'T live in PC #4-US Only on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard of Cheaha State Park! I've not been to Alabama either... this State Park looks breathtaking! Happy Swapping
Response: So happy you got it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! ❤
kayebubbly rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #6 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the items! Sorry for rating late.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! So happy you got the stuff!
Leekoba rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: I loved the dragon stickers and the how to, thanks so much! Happy swapping!
Response: So happy you got the stuff and love them! Thanks for the rating and the heart!

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CinematicLaura on Aug 13, 2014:

Just wanted to make sure you got my email for the 10 questions email swap- haven't received a rating yet.

mermaidery on Oct 14, 2009:

I will go right ahead and say hi to the ocean for you!! From the boardwalk.. because it's coooold near the water. lol. I'll just shout " HEY OCEAN!.. YEAH.. YOU.. GIANT BODY OF WATER.. ANGELSTAR SAYS HI!" .. then everyone will look at me funny, but it's okay.. because it's jersey.. and that is not the strangest thing you'll see that day.. not by far. lol. And thank you. Ichi was wonderful and it's hard. His brother still looks for him all over the cage like "whens he coming back?" but.. I've printed out some pictures of him and put them all through the house.. even next to the cage so Koda can see him whenever he wants (silly, I know.. but I like to think he sees it. lol.)

barbaraSTL on May 12, 2009:

Thank you for hosting the "Quick! Where You When?" swap. It was my first, and I very much appreciated your sweet, encouraging note. Thanks to you, my first Swap-Bot experience was a great one!

Purrsnickety on Mar 7, 2009:

Hi! I just sent you an email for the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better. Please let me know if it didn't go through. Thanks!

cobaltgypsy on Feb 16, 2009:

Please join my Chai Tea For Three swap blessings, Gypsy

Simone on Feb 13, 2009:


From E-Swappers, 100 List and Swaps for Children 5-16yrs

littlenewt on Jan 19, 2009:

thank you so much for joining my 100 happy thoughts swap! its my first host and i hope i do well by you!

Simone on Dec 13, 2008:

Glad to see you signed up for both List to Inspire/Admire swaps

cobaltgypsy on Oct 31, 2008:

KarenFife on Jul 19, 2008:

Loved your 100 Things I Miss list! I could have added many of yours to my own. I keep re-reading it and agreeing so often with what you listed. This was so much fun!! Thanks for sending a copy. You are cool!

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