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basykes

basykes
Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: September 21, 2022
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I have a #1 rating for a swap I have sent to Malalysia TWICE and even have a .jpg of the last time I sent it, but my partner won't respond to my messages. How do I get rid of the #1?

I am a sedentary type (because I am large sized!), who is a TV addict and avid reader. I love writing, internet, movies. Love writing letters. Have kept a daily blog since 2000--more than 8,000 entries

Raised 5 children and have two granddaughters, born in 2008 and 2011. I sponsor several children around the world with Compassion International

Live with husband of 57 years (as of 6/26=22), our son and his wife, and Ned's dog, Bouncer.

Walt saved for travel in our retirement and we have traveled a bit in the last few years. England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Russia, China, Istanbul, a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, and Ukraine--good thing we went when we did because it may be awhile before that becomes a tourist destination again! I spent six wonderful weeks in Australia in 2003. I will never make my dream trip, now -- a photo safari in Africa. My body couldn't handle it any more.

Love seeing new places and meeting new people! I am pro-choice and supported Marriage Equality, but have a good friend who is vehemently opposed to both and we are still friends, so I am polite to those with whom I disagree. Just don't try to convert me...and I won't try to convert you.

Favorite Books

  • "East of Eden" (and all Steinbeck)
  • "Prince of Tides" (Pat Conroy)
  • "The Mother Tongue" (Bill Bryson)

  • Any Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Harlan Coben, Vince Flynn, Patricia Cornwell (when she was good), David Baldacci, James Patterson (before he became a book-writing factory and the quality dipped way down)

  • Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series

  • I like biographies and autobiographies and really any good story.

Favorite Television

Outlander, Stephen Colbert, Jeopardy, NCIS (and LA), Criminal Minds, Young Sheldon, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, any good medical drama, Amazing Race, and many of the Food Network shows.

Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Designated Survivor, Schitt's Creek, Northern Exposure and so many others.

Postcards I like

  • Animals, especially dogs, horses, elephants, whales.
  • Inge Look
  • Babies (human or animal)
  • Australian scenes
  • African scenes
  • Russia scenes
  • China Scenes
  • Van Gogh
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Smiley faces
  • Ocean scenes
  • Judy Garland
  • Anything showing books, writing, or typewriters
  • Theaters (inside or out)
  • Anything that makes you go "awww"
  • funny cards
  • "message" cards

Things I Love

  • CHOCOLATE!!!
  • The color red
  • Irish and Scottish things
  • All animals, especially dogs, horses, elephants and whales
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Washi tape
  • Rubber stamps on wood blocks
  • Stamp pads
  • Rainbows
  • Vintage music & movies (40s and 50s)
  • Show music
  • World music
  • Stickers, any kind
  • Peanuts stuff (love Snoopy)
  • Muppets stuff
  • books
  • audio books
  • strawberries (the fruit, the scent, the color)
  • I'm addicted to juice oranges and mandarins

Things I'm not so fond of

  • tea (it's ok, but not a favorite)
  • licorice
  • dark chocolate
  • Anything Goth
  • Religious stuff
  • Violence of any kind
  • tattoos
  • jewelry (I wear very little)
  • make-up (I don't wear it)
  • the color orange (I don't wear it)
  • Heavy metal
  • Prejudice of any kind, particularly homophobia
  • Cruelty to any animals
  • Donald Trump

Favorite Foods

Because my latest swap includes food, recipes, etc, here is a list of some of my favorite foods

  • milk chocolate
  • pastries
  • Dungeness crab
  • Mexican food
  • Chinese food
  • fruits (especially strawberries, pineapple, bananas, fresh oranges)
  • artichokes
  • avocados
  • popcorn
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts & Toasted almonds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Peet's French Roast Coffee

Did you not receive my swap?

A beautiful comment borrowed from ( Kvwanderlost ) , which I am adding after a particularly nasty comment I received:

I am in Swap-Bot to have fun as I believe the majority of all you wonderful nice people are! So please don't write to me with attitude if I missed something or forgot something or overlooked something. I am very happy to make something up to you if I messed up but could you please be nice about it? Also if you didn't receive my swap could you please send me a message first instead of throwing out a 1? I always send my swaps and if you didn't receive it most likely it has been lost by the post office and I will always send a replacement if you will just let me know. Just send me a nice private message and it's done! Let's have fun folks, this isn't a place for powertrips or freakouts about something that is supposed to be a fun hobby.

Also, before getting angry about something sent "3 hours late," consider that there are personal things going on in other people's lives, and cut them a little slack.


Ratings

marclively rated for Postcards Please #8 on Oct 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
suepier rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #15 on Sep 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
KatKit rated for Cool Down on Sep 4, 2022
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Comment: I love all 3 of these cards! Ice cream is my go to cool down treat so great choice. The theatre and ballet cards are right up my alley. Thanks so much for this great swap.
Kraftylady777 rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #15 on Aug 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much!
sndrtkt rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #40 on Aug 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Lovely postcard! I have not been to the Madonna Inn. It looks like a fun place to stay.
sndrtkt rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #39 on Aug 21, 2022
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Comment: Congratulations on your new dog!! How exciting. I have been to santa barbara a couple times to visit my friend in college. very beautiful
squince rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #40 on Aug 19, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks!!
Eulegirl rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #39 on Aug 17, 2022
5
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Comment: I feel you about the ac. It hasn't been as hot this summer in VA as it sometimes is, but I spent most of the summer with a broken heat pump waiting for the new ac to arrive and be installed.
debbiespoms rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #40 on Aug 17, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks very much, for the Madonna Inn PC. I love love it ! It looks like it would be so expensive to stay in. My hubby & I have stayed in a quite a few motels and nothing compares to the Madonna Inn, that's for sure. If we were rich, we probably could. But we're far from being rich, ha!
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #40 on Aug 16, 2022
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Comment: I love pc's of interior rooms thank you very much. 8/16
Vickyen rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #26 US Only on Aug 12, 2022
5
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Comment: Hi Bev! Love your puppy doc pc but am so sorry to read about the loss of your fur baby! It took me years to get a new fur baby as I missed Zeke so much! Ms. Greta Mae has made a wonderful addition to the family and we love her to pieces! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
denisedecker58 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #39 on Aug 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you and good luck with the dog!
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #39 on Aug 10, 2022
5
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Comment: I love Ocean City NJ... so many great memories of being there.. ty 8/10
Unbijou rated for Postcards About Me - K on Aug 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Love the K words. I like (eh) Kale but wouldn’t choose it first 😂😂
Earlybirdprojects rated for Ugly PC Swap #56 on Aug 7, 2022
5
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Comment: This was a lovely card, super cool animal print!
sndrtkt rated for ANY CARD AND FOLLOW THE PROMPT #20 on Aug 4, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for your list! I need to get into medical shows more. I'm going to watch Call the Midwife
Response: Call the Midwife is one of the best.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the owl postcard and sharing your list. I also love medical TV shows. Call the Midwife is a favorite.
5
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Comment: Thanks. House is one of my favorite old shows. Rich
colleenbUSA rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #26 US Only on Jul 26, 2022
5
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Comment: I'm sorry to hear about your doggie! I hope you find a new dog soon! Thanks for the PC and for joining the swap!
DreamCloud rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #130 on Jul 25, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Bev, your evening ritual sounds a lot like mine ❤️

Rating Overview

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4.9958 1806 0 0
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1429 2390 3 1
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Comments

Snaileditcrafts on May 30, 2022:

Simple Summer Swap! Thanks for joining! p

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

yvonne401 on Oct 2, 2019:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

stiffneck78 on May 8, 2019:

Profile check! Enjoy your day.

kpfree on Mar 7, 2019:

Hi Bev! This is Kyra and your penpal for the January February March Penpal swap. Your letter is going out today! Ive enjoyed tremendously our correspondence. I am sending you a belated birthday wish and to many more wonderful experiences in your life! Bye for now! Kyra

kpfree on Jan 15, 2019:

Hi Bev! Kyra here and your penpal for the Jan-Feb-Mar 2019 letter swap arrived today. Thank you for the 2 interesting postcards you included. THe egghead postcard up close was very interesting! Enjoyed very much a bit about who you are and your likes and dislikes as well as how things are for you right now! Awesome! Will be writing back and chatting with you. Will write something this week for you and mail it out. If you want you can read my profile to get a small snapshot of my beingness in the world. It was fun to connect with you! Enjoyed seeing the washi coffee or tea cups tape across the back flap of the envie!

tamtamlee on Jan 4, 2019:

Happy New Year Bev!

January Letter went out today for the "January, February, March 2019 Letters"

FiveAcres on Nov 20, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving

grammypammy on Mar 6, 2018:

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