Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 1:17 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: July 8, 2020
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

My mom passed away in October of 2018. I miss her every day..Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. This pandemic would have been hard on her. My dad is in the nursing home. This is not easy either, being so far away.

UPDATE: In 2019 I met Chris Kroeze, Derek Jones, Alice Cooper and Todd Rundgren. I got to see Blake Shelton, and his awesome guests, Wynonna, and the Hollywood Vampires. Also Joan Jett & Heart, the Eli Yound Band, Gretchen Wilson & Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis and Sawyer Brown. Really looking forward to our VIP with Alice at the Christmas Pudding! Rock on!

UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2016. PLEASE keep in touch with those far away. You never know... My name is armadillogal...I live in New Mexico now but I was born and raised a cheesehead in Wisconsin. I am a diehard Packers fan!

I love my Geo Tracker...especially for geocaching! UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a Kia Optima as well as a pick-up truck. I live in the Land of Enchantment with my fiancee Jack and my "kids". All my kids have four feet and fur.


** I prefer my postcards NOT written on and sent in an envelope but if it's a stamped swap I acknowledge that and swap accordingly**

PLEASE though if you are sending them with other things in an envelope put them between cardboard so they don't get bent. It makes me sad when cards are ruined by this.

  • Prefer cats, manatees, valentines, zoos, other holiday cards, wolves, polar bears, hot air balloons, night city views, rock formations, castles, caves, space, native americans, waterfalls, sunsets, lightning, wild life, recipes, star trek, black and white art cards, old cars, route 66, old west, lions, tigers, all wild cats, great architecture, NPCW, classic rock singers, country singers, castles, rocks and minerals, neon signs, and unusual scenics...

  • No WIS, TX or NM cards unless you ask first-I have tons as I live in NM...No stadiums, maps, nudes, tear outs, 3 x 5's unless in my prefs...

  • PLEASE rate the swaps I send so I know you received. I never flake and if something gets lost I will try to replace it...I pride myself in being a faithful swapper.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, Native American, biographies, cats, Star Trek, some series books like Monk, Diane Mott Davidson, Castle, Murder She Wrote, J.A. Jance, Sneaky Pie Brown, Laura Childs scrapbooking books, Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, Garfield, Michael McGarrity, J.D. Robb etc. I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I have them all except the kindle ones.

Favorite Music

This is Tate Stevens... In 2013 I won a contest to go meet him. We also saw him in Arizona and met him there too. I saw him in Farmington for my birthday! Aaron Tippin is a long time favorite. I met Kathy Mattea as well as Billy Ray Cyrus. I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Tina Turner, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kathy Mattea & Sugarland are among my top faves. Recently saw GARTH.....and previously enjoyed Sawyer Brown, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Robert Mirabal. I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. It was great meeting him in Albuquerque! I am happy that Darci Lynne won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and Jeff Dunham. I used to do karaoke and sing songs by Wynonna, Jo Dee Messina, Carly Simon, etc. My first ever concert was the Jackson 5.

My favorite heavy metal performer is Alice Cooper.

The person I've seen the most is Ricky Lynn Gregg who is a country rocker from Texas.

Favorite Television

I am into Star Trek (Vulcan)RIP LEONARD NIMOY...

Longmire , NCIS, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Chopped, Shark Tank, Grey's Anatomy, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds, Ellen and The View. I grew up watching the Monkees and in the 90's I was hooked on Renegade, Highlander & Silk Stalkings. I recently found Firefly....I love it...and the Serenity movie...I want MORE!!! I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, Alice Cooper, animals on postage stamps, foreign stamps, smashed pennies, cat earrings, small posts or medium length dangly earrings....natural stone earrings, most anything silver or copper, tie dye t-shirts, life is good, Kliban cats, Boynton cats, Ziggy, Yoda, Tigger, Grumpy Cat, Cheshire Cat, Chessie Cat, glass, marbles, rock specimens, owls, zoo postcards, hat pins, pinback buttons, shrinky dink material, staz-on ink, fine-point sharpies, brads, clear dome stickers, two-sided tape, card stock, cat rubber stamps, shrink plastic, anything with old hot rods on it, Route 66, anything Green Bay Packers and geocaching supplies...I would love more deco tape with cats. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow....I can always use the short crew socks...for ladies shoe size 10. I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and some of the Firefly comic books or graphic novels....

Did I mention I love armadillos???) I have my very own pathtag!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Treasurer
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Listia.com-member/seller
  • Atlasquest-member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!
  • Longmire Posse member


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


Common USA stamps, black licorice, stadium postcards, snakes, anything smelling of smoke, anise, slams and fbs, exchange slips, chain letters, gold jewelry ( wear it seldom as I prefer silver or natural stone), dark chocolate, dog stuff...


Comment: Thanks! I have to agree- Nathan Fillion and Kevin Bacon are hella rad! -Al
Comment: Hi Val! We just got back from Colorado and visiting family, so we did travel but of course wear masks when we were around others! It does stink that so much has been cancelled this year and I agree that making road trips will be the best the rest of the year may have to offer! Loved the Albuquerque pc, so nice and colorful! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
swapbotmaria rated for SSM: Animal postcard on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: I love this! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for my gifts. I am going to put them away unopened until Christmas. If virus continues, the holidays may be different than our usual ones.
Comment: Thanks for the cards.
Comment: Wow, this postcard really took the long route! Love the cute card
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards, I have to admit, although I know the saying, "Remember the Alamo!" I don't know why we are supposed to remember it... I think I need to brush up on my history (it's been quite a few years since I was in school!). I hope all is well with you - hoping to do some Adventure Labs and find some Geocaches this weekend! Take care and Happy 4th!
Comment: Thank you. Cute card/stickers. I enjoyed it all.
Comment: I’ve always wanted to visit the White Sands...thank you!
Comment: What a great PC! Thank you for the funny PC.
suepier rated for I spy S postcard swap on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
squince rated for WIYM: Kitty Cat PC Swap #1 - US Only on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
riverwatcher rated for GROUP: June/July Questions 2020 on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Hello! Congrats on the upcoming retirement. I retired 5 years ago. I was worried about it before I retire. I don't regret the decision at all. Enjoy it! Take care. Karen
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and for telling me about Red One. Sorry that he is no longer with you. He looks like a stray in my neighborhood. First time I saw him he was on my front deck and Annabelle was meowing at him. I looked to see what was out there and that was when I saw this particular cat.
bf0932 rated for PSO: Quick and Easy on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your fun swap!
bf0932 rated for SS: MAY: Free-form subject: FLOWERS on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: I love the pictures you sent me for this swap!
Comment: Thank you! He was such a cute kitty!
lou rated for SS: May Color: YELLOW Photo on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Many thanks for a great swap, loved seeing all the vintage postage you used on the envelope and the colorful stickers and duct tape, fun kitty card and your yellow flower pics were fantastic, is that with your iPhone?
Response: Either the iphone or my camera...I forget...lol...
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful PC's picks!

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yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2020:


Wishing you a fun and safe summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Snaileditcrafts on May 4, 2020:

Hey Valerie! The swap, "Lets mail some happy snail mail" is on its way! Have a great day! hi

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 12, 2020:

lovesreward on Mar 20, 2020:

Hello! Yes I know about Munzee, my husband has been playing since that game began but I'm always committed to Pokemon Go, ha! I want to go out and hide some Geocaches but don't know if people will go out and look for them right now and we are supposed to "stay home" here in California. sigh I hope you and your family are well and stay healthy! <3

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ScrapHappyGabi on Mar 11, 2020:

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward!

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight at 2 AM!

Love and Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on Mar 2, 2020:

Thank you for the great envelopes that you sent me for your RAK in RAKs Only group! I'll definitely put them to use, likely for mail art ;)

NRGordon on Feb 23, 2020:

Thank you for the PC for Postcard Roulette Jan. 2020.

Alice Cooper was the first 'real' concert I ever attended. I had seen several small-venue solo acts, like Arlo Guthrie and Janis Joplin. Cooper remains a favorite.

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