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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

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 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.

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, 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.

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

B - Burlesque / Birthday Cake / the Beatles / Barbie

C - Cars / Cider / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Coffee

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

E - Expletives / Eyeshadow

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

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 things

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 / Memphis (design style, not city)

N - Neon Signs

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

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

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

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

S - Soccer / Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Skulls

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

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

V - Volleyball / Vegetarian

W - World War II / West Coast / Wine

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! :)

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)

I'll update this list as time goes!

Ratings

tyshadragon rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.3 on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the teas and postcards, thankfully I managed to remove the tape securing them without causing too much damage ^_^ It's very interesting to see the difference between the Mighty Leaf tea packaging, over here the wrappings are decorated and collectable, rather than being just clear cellophane.
Karen07 rated for WPS - Flower Postcard #2 on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Lovely card! Thanks!
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Comment: Hi Annalise - enjoyed your letter!! Like you I’m not into Hollywood or actors/actresses ( your Kardashian comment made me laugh as I too had similar thoughts ) it’s music all the way for me, too, though I go further back than you....I was a teen in the early 70s 😊 My very first concert was the folk singer, Melanie, in 1971 and last May I found out she was playing in a little cafe in Rochester, NY ( about a 4.5 hr trip from me) and I asked my one daughter if she was up for a road trip! She was and we went and it was a wonderful evening and after there was a meet and greet with Melanie so we stayed and we got to talk to her and get pictures with her!! She is 70 and still plays acoustic guitar and sings.
anna96 rated for Cards for Cayden on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful items!
StwbyQT rated for LOL! Funny Postcard Mania on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the "gasonline!" Haha! Have a great one!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards, particularly the Mabry Mill.
ainaignies rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Apr 2018) on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
matt319 rated for Other person's postcards, 3 partners on Apr 19, 2018
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mb58ca rated for Phobic Postcard on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: That's quite a phobia! Never heard about the water fact ;) Thanks for joining.
mb58ca rated for Sunshine Postcards on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Awesome sunny pcs. Thanks!
aladyde rated for Where You Live (PC) - Apr 2018 on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard with the wonderful stamps. Danke!
vlhafer54 rated for CPG Quickie - 20 stickers - global on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much - love them all!
Margothecat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - W - USA on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and older postage stamps :)
catonip rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #95 on Apr 13, 2018
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Comment: Eep thanks for writing to me! I freaking adore the notecard you picked but most of all I loved your message. <3 It seems like you had a great weekend ;D and I never knew they showed episodes of RPDR in cap hill! Where? D:
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Comment: I love that little bad ass bird!
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Comment: thank you ~ that could be a section of my 1/2 mile drive too :)
krspellman rated for Writing prompt PC #1 USA on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Love it, thank you so much. Interesting choices, and the PC and stamps are awesome. I love the elephant and the zip code stamp too!! <3
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Comment: Thank you!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #94 on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Sorry your weekend wasn't very exciting... I'm glad the bunny ears perked you up tho! :) Thanks for the great washi, too.
japn rated for Pick One... on Mar 18, 2018
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Comment: interesting thoughts :) thank you

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Comments

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 :)

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2017:

thanks you for coloring on my cat collab coloring card, You are right it turned out great. :)

christywebb on Nov 15, 2017:

Got your letter! I'm behind in my letter writing but yours just went to the top - so much good stuff to talk about!!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 25, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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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"

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