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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 2017
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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UPDATE 9/15/17 -- I'm all caught up with rating post-breakup move! If you sent something in late July/early August & I haven't rated yet, message me as it wasn't in my pile! This weekend, I'm going on a mini road trip with my doggie so nothing will be sent/rated during this time. I'll be back on Sunday night and will return to swapping on Monday. :) Wish me luck!

Hello! My name is Analise, and I live in Seattle, Washington, USA, (with my German Shepherd/Rottweiler rescue, Rutherford) but I grew up in a desert in California. My favorite color is grey, and my favorite animals are sharks! I'm one half Mexican, one half Italian & Lithuanian, so feel free to write in any of the respective languages to help me learn. I've travelled to Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland (and Northern Ireland for all you separatists), and France. I currently have four tattoos, and can't wait to collect more!

Favorite Books

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

I don't really have the attentions span for reading anymore (argh) but when I can finally simmer down, I love postmodern literature (hence Greene!), and some modernist works (like Tennessee Williams).

Currently by my bedside are

  • Narconomics by Tom Wainwright (an analysis on the economics of drug cartels--so fascinating!)

  • Death in the City of Light by David King (nonfiction work about a serial killer in Nazi-occupied Paris)

Favorite TV/Movies

I don't watch TV unless I'm watching a documentary series on Viceland, or the nightly news. I'm so largely out of tune with TV and movies--I haven't seen anything.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliché but I do really love most types of music--alternative, dance, rap, reggaeton amongst my favorites. My shower playlist currently includes "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" by J Balvin/Bad Bunny, "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp, and "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard.

I try to go to shows often, and I go to Coachella every year (I grew up a few blocks away!). Other festivals I've been to include EDC Las Vegas, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, and 111 Music Festival. I love music festivals!

Favorite Crafts/Art

I would be so happy to receive postcards, stationery, unused stamps, and washi! My only request with postcards (excluding those listed in Dislikes) is that if you are sending blanks, please don't send any touristy/destination ones. I think it's weird to get a card of a place I've never been to if there isn't a note that shows the sender has been there or otherwise has a connection to it, if that makes sense? If it's written, though, then I am so happy with tourist cards.

I myself am not much for stickers or coloring pages, but if I have young nieces who love things like that! They live pretty far so I like to send them mail regularly to surprise them. They are aged 10 and 8, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers!

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing, watercolor painting, and photography. I recently purchased a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, so if you would like a photo of Seattle, just let me know :)

My favorite artists are:

  • Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Steele

  • Illustration: Henn Kim, Apollonia Sinclair

  • Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

Likes

I'll get on the ABC thing too! Here's "just a few of my favorite things" not mentioned already:

A - Aviation (esp. vintage) / Amusement parks

B - Burlesque / Birthdays / the Beatles / Big Hair

C - Cars (& car rides) / Cideries / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home)

D - Doughnuts / Del Taco (there's only 1 in WA!) / Daggers

E - Expletives / Eyeshadow

F - Fashion Weeks / Firework finales / Fairs / Foods

G - Guns (not in the NRA type of way... & oddly enough I'm a pacifist) / Globetrotting

H - Halloween / Hotels / Herbal teas / Hiking (a new love of mine!!) / Heart-shaped

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

K - Kit Kats / Kids (HA! Just kidding. Never having them)

L - Lingerie / Linguistics / LGBT+ / LA Dodgers

M - "Mean Girls" Quotes / Money

N - Neon Signs

O - Ombre / Opals / Outer Space / Okapis / Otto von Bismarck

P - Peruvian Lilies / "Painterly" & "Photorealistic" art / Pole tricks / Pasta / Pulp Fiction

Q - Quartz / Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about with my very basic, rookie level)

R - Records / Running / Reincarnation

S - Soccer / Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Skulls

T - Typography (fave font is Helvetica) / Triangles / Textures

U - Unpredictability / Urbanity / Unsaturated Fats (yes? no? This letter was hard)

V - Volleyball / Vegetarian

W - World War II / West Coast

X - /

Y - Yoga / Yuletide

Z - Zombies (cute ones like pin-ups otherwise I get bad dreams, lol)

Dislikes

Please don't send items with religious or cutesy/kawaii imagery. I'm perfectly fine receiving vulgar, provocative, or otherwise obscene cards (in fact I encourage those)!

My least favorite colors are yellows and neon lime green. I'm embarrassed to admit they make me physically nauseous, lol! Not embarrassed to admit they're ugly anyway.

And please, please, one of my only true pet peeves is when someone misspells my name. I get that it is very unusual, but as I get older, it starts to bother me more to see people write "Analisa" or "Annelise" when my name is literally typed out in front of them. Other than these few things, I am very easygoing and I am so happy to receive anything! :)

PRIVATE SWAPS? :)

I've been amassing things of which I have no use but I can't bear to throw away. Please PM if you want them!

I have:

  • Yarn skeins & scraps

  • Fabric scraps (including lace and other trim)

  • Seeds (cauliflower, peppers)

I'll update this list as time goes!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me with words and you are getting out to see some fabulous places! Your dog went too! How fun! Thanks for the lovely pc! I’ve been to a couple of the places you visited too! The stamps are unusual as well! Happy for you Annalise!
LadyJo rated for Flat Rate Box-Autumn/Fall on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice box of goodies! Yes, that candle smell is wonderful! It is very much smells like Fall time. I will enjoy using everything.
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Comment: I do like the colours on the card, it reminds me of a field that we have close by here with all the wildflowers. I hope you ended up having a great time on your recharging weekend and road trips are always the best thing to refresh the mind and the heart. Thinking of you. ❤️❤️
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Comment: Thanks so much for the package. It's amazing that they sell Halloween cards by Hallmark, we don't get those in England!
widelo123 rated for Postcards in Another Language #2 on Sep 20, 2017
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Comment: Analise, thank you for the postcard from Japan. It looks like it is a potter's mill and they do very interesting pottery. Shirley
craftykat68 rated for 14 Days of Music on Sep 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your song list! I went on YouTube and listened to all the songs you listed and I'm going to write you back.
heavenboundlj rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
marinda rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #37 DOG(edit) on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Loved hearing about your experience!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the slips of inspiration! Hugs, Diane
IrinaBG rated for City / Town / Village with B R2 on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you :)
Bananers rated for Just Randomness on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. ;)
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Comment: Thanks for the great quotes! My new favorites! I love this side of Marc Chagall! Thanks for the great stamps too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Ramya rated for Little Slips of Inspiration-USA Only on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Hi and let me say I feel privileged to receive such a thought provoking letter of intro as well as your quotes! I'm definitely writing a letter to you in response! Thank you and Happy Swapping
draco rated for build my poem journal-newbie friendly on Sep 10, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the great poems
ShyAnn64 rated for $8 Etsy favorites surprise #6 on Sep 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! The bookmark is even prettier than the photo!!! 💕 The seller even wrapped it in a cute tie bag along with wrapping paper, the presentation is lovely! ❤️❤️❤️
FairyThyme rated for NH: Favorite Quote PC - US Only on Sep 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing quotes that have personal meaning to you, Analise. Love the old stamps and the Chagall postcard also. :)
young46356 rated for City / Town / Village with P R2 on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, hope those people are okay down there.
kdm1181 rated for 10 cups of Tea on Sep 8, 2017
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Chaosfay on Sep 13, 2017:

I received your letter today, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the music! I have a monstrous amount of playlists all set up on Youtube and 8tracks as well as on my computer. If ever you want a random shuffle of music just let me know. Beware, I have a very large variety of music in my collection.

Tjace007 on Jun 29, 2017:

Aspens, Thank you so much for my gifts. You stepped in and became my savior of the Wacky Silly, & Unusual Holidays for July. Again thank you.

*** I love my magazine.

flowerchild on Jun 8, 2017:

Thank you for sending home my "Adventures of the Traveling PC"

PaulandLeezy on Apr 24, 2017:

Thanks for sending my PC back for Keep 1 Send 1 Back #5!

kweandee on Mar 25, 2017:

Got my NY postcard back today from the keep a pc, mail a pc #1 swap. What a crazy visit you had here when you came lol, thanks for sharing.

~Des

Sahnetoffee on Mar 20, 2017:

Thank you for joining my swap "Favorite Flower!"

Natalka on Mar 20, 2017:

I hope that you will like these flowers. Have a nice day and smile a lot! Greetings from Poland ;)

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