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Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: January 14, 2020
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

10/28/2019: I'm moving!! I've been in Seattle for 5 long years and it's time for a change. I'm headed east and should be settled in a new city within the month, hopefully! Any mail received after 11/03/2019 will be forwarded to my dad's house, and I likely will not get to it until Thanksgiving. Once I'm all moved in I'll get back into swapping. Thank you for filling my mailbox in Seattle after all this time!

09/04/2019: I'm going on a 3 week trip around southeast Asia starting in mid-September, so any mail received during that time will not be rated until I return in early October!


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), France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, Russia (2018 World Cup!), Singapore, Vietnam, and South Korea. I currently have seven 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 attention 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!)

  • Richistan by Robert Frank (was given by a friend to learn about wealth. Hmmm)

Feel free to PM if you want to swap for either of these books. :)

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.

From the shows I have seen, my favorites are Will & Grace, Ink Master, Game of Thrones, & Chernobyl.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliche 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, "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard, and “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton.

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. This year (2019) I’ll also be going to Bomfest (Edmonton, Canada), Outside Lands (San Francisco), and Austin City Limits!

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 13 and 10, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers!

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing (charcoal, pencil), painting (oil, watercolor), and photography.

My favorite artists are:

  • Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Steele

  • Illustration: Henn Kim, Apollonia Saintclair

  • 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 - 80s Advertisements / Amusement parks / / Aviation (esp. vintage)

B - Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Burlesque

C - Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Cider / Clouds (esp. cumulonimbus!) / Coffee

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

E - Eyeshadow / Expletives

F - Fairs & Festivals / Fashion / Film Cameras (I shoot 35mm) / Fireworks / Food / Formula Racing

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

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

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

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

L - LA Dodgers / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Mean Girls Quotes / Memphis (design style, not city) / Money / Motorcycles

N - National Parks / Neon Signs

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

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

Q - Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about even though I don't understand it, LOL) / Quartz

R - Records (LPs but I also have 45s and 78s) / Reincarnation / Running

S - Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Soccer / Skulls

T - Textures (you could send a picture of denim and I'd be happy!) /Triangles / Typography (fave font is Helvetica)

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

V - Vegetarian / Volleyball

W - West Coast / Wine / World War II

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 "Ana" 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! :)

Non-Raters & Flakers

Others have this list, so it must be useful, right? At least for me, I'm trying to be more diligent about making sure my swaps go where they need to be. Swapping is one of my favorite hobbies so I do put a lot of time and effort into what I send to others, and it is disheartening when people kind of disrespect that by not rating and then ignoring messages with offers of resending, etc. I'm also kind of a "neat freak" and so I like keeping my Swap-bot dashboard tidy and with swaps regularly moved to the archive (which I do after I have both rated AND been rated). Since I won't be rated for these apparently, this is my way of moving some swaps to the archive.

& I guess Flakers Hall of Shame...

Ratings

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Jenicat rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jan 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your playlist. I’m not familiar with most of these songs, but I liked them, especially Longshot, Lay Me Down, and American Wedding. Great songs! 💜
noone7212 rated for New Post Card Swap on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun card! I hope you're having a great New Year's!
Chocopan rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist! So much music I haven't listened to before, I'm excited to hear so many new songs :)
readwritesend rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Ah! I'm listening to "American Wedding" right now and I can't believe I hadn't heard about this. Thank you for sharing your whole list, too!
Cindymt rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jan 14, 2020
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SatisHuman rated for Etsy wishlist on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: I love these swaps because you know no matter what you get you will like it! But it is still a surprise! Thanks so much!
CaseyErin rated for WIYM: 20 Goals for 2020 on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: I very much enjoyed reading your 2020 goals. I hope you (and your pup!) have an adventurous year and you find ways to cross everything off your list. All the best for the year ahead!
squince rated for NEW Year on Dec 30, 2019
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mushroom card! SO CUTE!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I'm glad you're finding the beauty now. Palm Springs sounds lovely.
Lablauri57 rated for How I plan to spend my holidays on Dec 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the letter, neat envelope. Took my kids to Joshua National Forest. It was pretty cool. Hope you get back on your feet soon. Do you miss the north west???
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty forest postcard. Hope your holiday travels go well and good luck with baking that cheesecake!
euniceq rated for 30 Days of Gratitude Day #24: Art on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on art. What a wonderful way of looking at the world!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun soc letter and Halloween goodies. I hope you got the return code for your dress and now I have to check out the realreal, lol. Have a great day!
Aew324 rated for Non Dominant Hand (NDH) PC_Dec on Dec 13, 2019
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Comment: Your regular handwriting is so perfect. It must have been a real grrr moment sending this written ndh! Thanks for the bit of fun!
kgomez101 rated for Google Translate Postcard #2 US on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! At least the translated sentence was understandable LOL <3
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send a Naked Postcard #2 on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the Route 66 pc.
Minivandreams rated for Odd One Out Postcard Swap on Nov 15, 2019
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bundi rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #18 ☆ on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap ! For sure I will use all those items. I will try also the popsockets it looks like a cool and useful device. 🎉
Lotusemilia rated for ☆ TEA TIME #10 ☆ on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Such lovely teas, and your message made me want to travel too, hahah.

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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 26, 2019:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

amyscraftandmail on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland

Lisamarieforge on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile Disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland - one of my favourite books! :)

Alice Time for tea Vintage Alice

jenmcjen on Mar 24, 2019:

Hay I'm so happy you found and enjoyed it!

jenmcjen on Feb 23, 2019:

Hi I sent you a private message about the That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It swap but I see you haven't read it. I'm hoping you'll see this. Did you receive it? Only I really worked hard to make it super entertaining for you and fit tons of stuff from your profile into it, and really really hoped you would enjoy it. If you didn't get it, please let me know, and if you did, please rate so I know you did. Thank you!

christywebb on May 21, 2018:

This can't wait for my reply letter....I am OUTRAGED at the envelope art!! I had to keep rewinding my book on the way to work because I kept laughing and missing what was going on! I think you captured T.P. perfectly.

m3i5 on Apr 6, 2018:

Wow, thank you so much for all the beautiful stamps that you used to send back my postcard in send 4 keep 1 swap! :D

carol on Feb 13, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the amazing art you did on my "Send My PC Back" card. I absolutely love it! It makes the card even more special to me.

3 <3 <3 <3 <3!

MuddyPuddle on Feb 2, 2018:

I received my card back for Swap #14, thank you! I love not only the quote you added (NO, it's not too sappy!) but the beautifuly lettering you used. Love it!

LoveThis on Jan 16, 2018:

i received my card back today thankyou very much :)

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