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area51ufo1

area51ufo1
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Last Online: November 24, 2020
Birthday: January 7, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

ME :

Pronouns :she/her. Zodiacs : Capricorn/metal rooster

I am a 38 year oldTeacher’s Aide for for the Los Angeles Unified School District.I haven’t been active on here for a long time ,but am going to try it again.

I am on here mainly for postcard swaps.I am in many groups on Facebook and also on postcrossing and Postcards United. I like to have many options.

I also recently got a few slams sent back. One had been traveling 12 years ! I see there are still those types of swaps and want to get into them again

I am a recent widow,( not to Covid-19)but I don’t let that stop me. I know My James wouldn’t want me to stop travelling or postcard trading ( he thought it was so neat to get postcards ) We travelled all over Europe,and I was planning on going solo inJune,but had to cancel. It’s ok cause I will have more funds,and can splurge more.I am interested in postcrossing meetups,so let me know. Mainly West,East and South . I really don’t go to the Midwest .

I don’t have kids,but I have fur babies .two rabbits and my cheagle Lucy. I also have Stari the tortoise. The other kids in my life are apart from me right now. I dearly miss my students. We actually have a postcrossing/trading group. It was really cool to see them share in my hobby

RATINGS Before giving me a 1 or 3 I would appreciate a message or email letting me know so we can work things out. If you are going to sign up for a swap please rate. It takes 5 seconds

I like to give hearts for especially beautiful postcards or people who seem to just take the extra time in a swap.. and actually take the time to read my profile

As for people worrying about getting bad ratings...Especially with all going on right now,I know swaps are going to take longer to get here. Just don’t lie about when you sent . That is what I hate. If you are going to be late just send me a dm. Life happens.

I’ve been swapping so long I know when people are bulls’#$%ing. Example : the girl whose grandma “died” five times.

I appreciate everything sent to me. I don’t have too many dislikes,and If I cant use it I have my students( look at their list)

If I do ask to resend and the original swap shows up. I will gladly return the extra swap. ( for postcards I will send one in return based on your profile)

OCT 2020: I am sending bigger swaps now ,and I use a very small usps location that’s kind of hidden,so lines are short and drop off fast. Just giving a heads up cause it may be slower since there is usually 1 worker only .

Favorite Music

Garbage, 80s, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Irish Rock, Madonna, billy Idol, Rasputina, Azam Ali,placebo, beth Ditto, Ladyhawke, Motley Crue ,Hanoi Rocks,and Lizzo

Favorite Movies

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Adam Sandler ,Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, cheesy horror, George Romero, Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman,Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford movies, slumdog millionaire, bollywood, Argento,Baz Luhrman, John Cassevetes,anything with Robert Mitchum or Bette Davis

Favorite Television

Mainly True Crime,Law and Order SVU, 90 Day Fiance, Love After Lockup,The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,Greys Anatomy, Outlander

Favorite Crafts

Amigurumi sewing, and crossstitch . I also just started making shakers with my sewing machine too. Copic coloring,ATCs are my new skills being learned. I also got a new embossing kit( not new to me)

What I like to swap/Wishlist

POSTCARDS FAVES

cultural dress ,local festivals, mosques,European architecture and churches, castles, famous landmarks, beaches,nightviews ,food diecut or odd shaped, glitter (LOVE!!) recipe, maps Lou paper ( new series via Etsy) people ,rare countries,lantern press. Zazzle is fine

If you are unsure about what to send you can message me.

DISLIKES

vintage postcards NOT a fan If they are rare ,defunct or foreign countries that is the exception ( North Korea, USSR,Yugoslavia, Antarctica )

Please try to refrain from sending. They always get damaged or bent .the modern machines can’t handle them

If you do please add a non-machinable stamp (15 cents)/ And write non -machinable

Please no handmade! When I say handmade ,I mean cardboard ,paper pieced scrapbook types. I am ok with photography being sent into a printing service ( vistaprint zazzle) I’d be a hypocrite saying none like that ,as I am a zazzle seller.

Not exactly a dislike,but like I said we have an angry machine at the sorting center. Postcards need to be thicker than a photo. I hate when people’s cards get all messed up.

Just like the vintage ones,add a non machinable stamp and write non-machinable

I usually sign up for naked postcard swaps, cause I feel they are more personal,but sometimes I do sign up for ones in an envelope..

OTHER STUFF I LIKE

Embossing powder samples ( ziplock baggies fine)

kawaii items ( stickers mainly )

Sequins,confetti,glitter

souvenirs from your country

amigurumi supplies and patterns

cute kawaii plushes

Rockabilly, retro, fabric, hair accessories, jewelry etc..

deco or washi tape

tokidoki items

Cross stitch patterns ( email or printed)

Stamps both real and digital are fine . I especially love the ones from the Greetingfarm

Buddhist/Hindu related items ( my favorite goddesses are Laxshmi and saraswati )

Anything Kitsch or 50's

Anything Hello Kitty ( my wedding was hello kitty theme, have a tattoo , and know the creator of Kittycon ) handmade is totally fine.

weiner dog/dachshund items

Dia de los Muertos ( day of the dead ) related or Mexicana

anything with the Eiffel tower or leaning tower of Pisa

We love baking recipes for the holidays ,and my sister would love some for her instant pot. She is obsessed with that thing . They can be email OR print ( no dietary restrictions or allergies but low carb is very welcome)

Favorite Animals : Anything cute and fuzzy .. I LOVE animals in general so no worries on what to send me. just not too big on bugs ( I love spiders and grasshoppers though)

Frida Kahlo , Yoshitomo Nara or Mark Ryden anything

Skulls, Gothic, ,COFFINS!!! cemetaries the macabre I love Halloween year round

anything Irish or Clovers ( st patricks day any time of year is cool)

anything Russian esp. matryoskas ( nesting dolls)

kokeshi or geishas

Wishlist : lovely White anything .it is a very early Korean kawaii character. I don’t care about condition.

Anything Capricorn or Rooster Zodiac ( not regular roosters stuff)

These are only ideas. I am very open to new themes and ideas . I’ve learned about a lot of the crafting supply companies from swaps on here

I am open to all holidays. This has been an interest since I was a kid .

What I don't like to get

The only allergies I have That matter for swapping are Lanolin and wool

I am a pollotarian/pescatarian

People who think Covid 19 is fake ( wear a mask !)

boyish/masculine items ( refer to my students list)

Anything racist,homophobic, xenophobic misogynistic ,etc you get the idea.

sports related items EXCEPT NOTRE DAME or LA dodgers.. ( refer to my students list for this too)

low quality dirty or used

Under the book /bag category

Fbs,decos
although I am a big fan of Love after Lockup, a whirlwind affair like that of Tony and Angela is not in the cards .

Americana ( except if it's for a fourth of July swap )

Country ( hens cows roosters and barns etc) I like the country though but you can't send that in an envelope :/ Roosters having to do with the Chinese Zodiac are fine.

non kawaii stationery (unless its part of a swap )

items smelling of smoke/weed ( nothing against smokers of either. I get nauseous )

reward stickers ( my students also hate them )

Political

vintage postcards Not a fan . If they are rare ,defunct or foreign countries that is the exception ( North Korea, USSR,Yugoslavia, Antarctica )

Please try to refrain from sending. They always get damaged or bent .the modern machines can’t handle them

If you do please add a non-machinable stamp (15 cents)/ And write non -machinable

Any Christian,biblical stuff ( I have easy access to it because my mom works at a Catholic church. I can get catholic themes for ephemera if you need it )

Not into die cuts ,I use the accu cut machine at work . I’m going to try to talk my boss into a cricut ,if we do I am happy to share

People who just put a 5 and no comment. Especially if you put effort into that swap.

favorite colors

black , red, blues, purple pink mostly dark colors

Students likes /dislikes

For stuff like sticker swaps if you don’t feel you have what I like personally , just look under this category. I will happily pass them on .

  • storebought postcards of anything . ( remember to keep it kid friendly ‘)

  • unused US stamps for our postcrossing group

-tsum Tsum

  • scratch and sniff stickers

  • fake tattoos ( sealed )

-peppa pig fake tattoos ( an ongoing joke with the fifth graders )

Puffy,glitter, 3D stickers

Emojis

Soccer ( futbol) related

Pokemon

Harry Potter ( all houses)

VCSO

Coloring pages ,postcards etc Dodgers, LA Lakers,UCLA,USC

Godzilla , Gudetama

Spongebob Fort nite

Holiday year round
Sanrio Barbie Shopkins

LOL doll

Anime,manga or chibi Things ( kid friendly like naruto,full metal alchemist ages 10 to 12 ) DISLIKES

Not too big on Disney except tsum tsum

Reward stickers ( unless scratch and sniff)

Dora the explorer,bob the builder ,veggie tales,blues clues , Clifford , Daniel tiger , lalaloopsie

FOOD

I eat a pretty healthy diet I am a pollotarian ( poultry only i just found the term ) pescatarian (fish)combo

Please make sure recipes only include poultry or fish or can substitute.

I try to eat non gmo dairy and meat and natural/organic. Basically food that has not been messed with or pumped with gosh knows what. I don’t eat fast food ( I gave it up almost 2 years ago with a few slips ) Unless you have a Trader Joe's, stuff is expensive so I don't expect anything. I don’t have any food allergies

Some things I like are

kind bars

tea My favorites are Roobios and chai types . My mom also loves tea ( the only thing she wanted from London) We can do both bags and loose leaf

70% or higher dark chocolate

I like tea AND coffee

K-cups

Anything low carb

We are always happy to get holiday recipes ( no dietary restrictions but low carb versions are very welcome)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy Thanksgiving
colorfizz rated for Thanksgiving Traditions PC Swap 2 on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! We used to order dinner from Marie Callendar's but they all closed in the area. Happy Thanksgiving and have fun baking!
Response: Happy thanksgiving to you too
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Comment: This TV dinner card is the BEST! Thank you for telling me about all your traditions. I grew up in Ohio and MI so am quite familiar with those wonderful recipes. My cutout cookie recipe is from my great-grandmother and everyone loves it. I hope your holiday season is wonderful!! Thanks :):)
Response: I am so glad you like it. We are going to start baking this week. The old recipes are the best. I get the “healthier” versions but it’s just not the same . Have a wonderful Holidays too
cmalaina rated for Slams, Slams, Slams, #6 (USA ONLY) on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much will pass them on
Response: Thanks for the heart glad you liked the new paper. It was the only kind ,but still cute
PooKwin73 rated for Traveling Greeting Card #4 on Nov 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cute stickers! And I'll get the card ready for the next round 😊
Response: Ok thanks
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Comment: Octobers are my favorite! I love pumpkin everything! Thank you for the beautiful postcard and the adorable stickers on it. I love it!
Response: I am so glad you like it. I am so relieved it got there. Mail seems to be getting back to normal *fingers crossed*
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Comment: Thank you. No tea shops around here that I know of.
Response: That’s too bad. I can get a good cup of chai at least.
PooKwin73 rated for CPG Oct 2020 SC PC - US only on Oct 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card! I love Fred and Lucy ❤️ and I'll definitely have to take Zero for a puppacino 😊
Response: You are so welcome. Zero will love you .
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Comment: Thanks for the owl postcard and the cute fall-themed stickers! Fall is my favorite season too! For me, it's all about the cozy clothes and the colorful leaves.
Response: You are very welcome. The one thing we really don’t have here are good fall leaves
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Comment: Hay elizabeth! I think your postcard is magnificent! I'll love it forever in my collection! Thanks ever so much!
Response: Glad you liked it. Yours isn’t here yet,but I look forward
cmalaina rated for Slams, Slams, Slams, #5 (USA only) on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the extra sheets to make bags if you ever want to send me more will take them off your hands and thank you
Response: You are so very welcome and Im glad you can use them. I actually do have some excess thanks for asking I’ll send some your way
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Comment: Thanks for the great TV dinner postcard! I loved your note, too. I hope you're doing well and staying healthy.
ashleh13 rated for Traveling Greeting Card #3 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: I received your card and will be sending it off in the next round! Thank you so much for the extras!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart
GirlMomToTwo rated for Slams, Slams, Slams, #4 on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: What a lovely swap, thank you! My girls really enjoyed the stickers, that was so thoughtful :)
Response: That makes me so happy. I am glad they liked them.
AmyMarie rated for LSRUS Travelling postcard round 3 on Oct 6, 2020
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Comment: The postcard has arrived. Thanks for the fun extras.
Response: You are very welcome. That took a while..hopefully things will get back to normal
armadillogal rated for ABCUSA ~ Postcard Letter B on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the bear card. They look friendly...lol...
Response: Glad you like it thanks for the heart
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Comment: Ha ha! I love that postcard :)
Response: So glad I found a good home for it thank for the heart
ymasophie rated for CPG June 2020 SC PC - Global on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: Hey i finally received the postcard hehe! I love the postage stamps you used :) Thanks for the postcard!
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Comment: Thanks! I wasn't aware of the pc's you mentioned. They are very nice.
Response: Glad you liked it,and thank you for the heart .
jinxspinx rated for Slams, Slams, Slams, #2 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the slams! I will get these played and sent on. Also wanted to thank you for all the cute stickers you included. Every sticker was from my favorites on my profile! I will have fun putting them in my journal to save forever. Thank you for being thoughtful.
Response: You are so welcome. I am happy you can use the stickers. Thanks for passing on the slams

Rating Overview

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5.0000 291 17 19
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Comments

Whippet on Nov 17, 2020:

Yes, I learned the Hawaiian Island holiday song when I first moved down to FL. The Polynesian WDW resort hotel plays this island greeting song every Christmas season. You should see their Christmas - Island style decorations. Yes, greetings from a place where the sun shines, the palm trees sway, you could get a tan, no snow, no ice. I'll make sure to listen to this song during December to bring good cheer.

Whippet on Nov 17, 2020:

That's amazing your dreams are in Spanish! Its OK that my family doesn't want to, but I enjoy listening to holiday songs in languages other than English. My Mother's father was German & sang Christmas songs to me in German. Its love shared. - Kathy

sassafrass on Nov 16, 2020:

haha!! What an amazing story! In my younger years, I wanted to be Shirley lol. I can't even imagine hanging out with her!

sassafrass on Nov 16, 2020:

I've never ever seen anyone that actually knows Azam Ali's music! Plus, you love Garbage too so you are even cooler in my books ;)

kiddomerriweather on Nov 13, 2020:

(((Hugs)))

Whippet on Nov 11, 2020:

Gentle hug for you. - Kathy

pkpeace on Nov 1, 2020:

Hope you had a Happy Halloween! xo Patty

LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

kiddomerriweather on Oct 8, 2020:

Thank you for the CPG September wishes. I love all the stickers you sent. I especially love the Halloween stickers from Rite Aid that you sent. They are too cute!!!

pinklilly on Oct 3, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Sept wishes!! I love all the images you sent me!! They're really cute!!

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