Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 6:07 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2016
Last Online: May 28, 2017

Country: United States

Favorite Music

Hi! I'm from Oregon!

Update May 2017

April was a busy month at work, transitioning departments and focusing on juggling a lot. Family barn almost caught fire (milk house went up), but everyone is safe, thank goodness. Pen Pal holiday card was for Easter, including a card, a tuft of "grass", and fancy paperclips. Best Swap EVER - Message in A Bottle. Amazing. Looking forward to May - getting settled in a groove at work. Also going to bake a Banana Cheesecake and Tater Tot Casserole for a potluck.

About Me

Some hobbies of mine are road trips, writing, and baking treats. I work full time, and am frequently "on-the-go"...busy.

Most of my time is devoted to regular pen pals both foreign and domestic. However, I do like swapping things (mostly domestic), which is why I joined swap-bot. Also, I do prefer handwritten letters if possible.

Other fun facts - I haven't been to many places, so I'm definitely interested in contrasts/comparisons of other states and countries.

Hobbies & Interests: Baking treats, alcohol infusions for gifts, Xbox Gaming. I really enjoy Skip-Bo, Cribbage, and Scrabble.

Papercrafting - not much (artsy-wise), except a lot of DIY envelopes. Recently I assembled a Portland/Trimet themed one filled with flat goodies. It's really fun for me. I also make basic envies out of assorted card stock, etc. I've also made other themed stuffed envies - pub related, donut themed one, and yet another PDX.

Swap-Bot is helping me rub shoulders with crafty people, so I'm branching out a bit.

I also treasure scenic country drives, in contrast to my partner who loves the city. I grew up in a large metro, so the country hills and hollers are a nice break.

TV Show: Master Chef Youtube Channel: Noreen's Kitchen Phone App: Pinterest

Favorite Music: Country, movie soundtracks, R&B, especially 90's era music.

Favorite Movies: Bourne Identity, what Dreams May Come, Secondhand Lions;

Favorite Poems: The Eagle (AL Tennyson) IF (Rudyard Kipling) The Cold Within Richard Cory

Actors: Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks,

Favorite TV Shows: COPS, Law & Order, Local News, Jeopardy, SNL

Favorite Books: Where The Red Fern Grows, The Giver, Black Like Me; The Bible, Black Like Me

Authors: Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Dale Carnegie,

Favorite Quotes: Too many to list, besides a few:

Full battle array! - Planet of The Apes

The Navy's not here to negotiate - Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips

You, with the red bag! Stop right there! - Embassy Guard in Bourne Identity

Jesus Wept - The Bible


CLOWNS!!! - these are for a dear friend. Older the better...think Barnum.& Bailey or Ringling Brothers (he's never been to a circus).

Color, rainbows

Washi - any kind


Touristy magnets/mugs

Long, frequent letters

Home cooked recipes

Thoughtful quotes

International currency in any form


Motivational phrases and themes

Postcards blank, unwritten, inside envelope

Themed (anything) letters or packages

Subtle, stylish stationery

Good attitudes


DISCLAIMER If our swap has any of the below items, the swap ranks OVER my dislikes (i.e. if it calls for a dusty, religious postcard - just send it.)

Dusty/Musty items

Religious cards;

Postcards in general (I prefer a letter or nice stickers)

Regular white paper/ envelopes / lined paper

Hole punched paper

Hard to read ink (silver on white, yellow on white, etc)


blueseabliss rated for Any kind of Letter Swap #1 on May 12, 2017
Comment: I am overjoyed at the lengthy letter and on vellum, my favorite. Your generosity and thoughtfulness wowed me and I will write you back. Thank you so very much!!
Response: 5/12/17 : Looking forward to an update, as this rating was given the day I mailed swap out - the recipient didn't rate on the swap I sent, but someone else's. 5/15 - thank you for the update rating and kind comments. Welcome to Swap-Bot!!
CosmicDragon rated for NH: Swap card swap on May 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards :)
Response: Welcome back! Thank you so much for the rating! Hang in there, things will get better.
Comment: Hi Randy, Thanks for a great swap and thanks for reading my profile. I always try to do that too. Don't worry about being "not artistic," just start doing it and you'll get there. It is just a matter of experience.
Response: Hi Coleen! Thanks for the great rating and encouragement!
foxyroxy912 rated for Notebook Paper Letter #5 on May 4, 2017
Comment: Great letter and enclosures! Thanks for sharing.
Response: You are so welcome! Enjoy! Thanks for rating!
knitterofhats rated for Message in a Bottle USA on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: Awesome package! So fun to open. Lovely goodies. The local glass got a bit broken up in transit, but lovely. It reminded me of the Cape May diamonds we found on the shore in Cape May NJ a few summers ago. Thanks for everything!
Response: Oh! Thank you for the great rating and heart. I'm so sorry the glass got broken - I'll be glad to replace it if needed. That bottle was such a tough one to stuff, but it was a great challenge.
Comment: Wow!! Where do i start?! I cant thank you enough for everything. Cant wait to put it all to good use. Great swap! Thanks again :)
Response: You are so welcome. Extremely fun to curate a profile package for you. Thanks for the heart!!!
sybil31562 rated for NH: Swap card swap on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Wacky Packages swap cards! And all the great extras.
Response: Awe! I appreciate the great rating - and the well detailed profile made it easier too.
lisarmoore82 rated for Tote Bag with Note Cards Swap on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Randy's package went so far above and beyond requirements I was more than thrilled when I got it and went through it! So many extra cool little surprises were included. I tremendously enjoyed opening up this package and going through all the neat contents. I can't tell you thank you enough! Update: Ooops I meant to give you a heart and thought I did! Sorry about that! Fixed it.
Response: Thank you Lisa! It was a pleasure to match goodies to your profile (along with picking out a cute tote and notecards!)
isamanthax rated for 100 Question Letter Swap! on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: This was such a gorgeous and exciting swap! Thank you for the answers- I loved reading them and did enjoy the goodies!
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and heart! Happy to hear it was fun!
mshuta rated for 1 Stamp Randomness! USA #7 on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: hi! came home from work yesterday and was surprised to see a big yellow envelope sitting in front of my door. i opened it up and was so impressed and happy with all the cool stuff you sent me! it was everything i love! thank you so much! hope you have a great day! :)
Response: AWE! Thank you so much! SO GLAD you enjoyed everything!!!
Comment: Heart for the butterfly card for my mom, she loves BUTTERFLIES!
Response: Awe! I'm so glad she likes butterflies! That's a favorite card of mine to receive too!
jendoggie rated for New Year Profile Surprise on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: BEST SWAP EVER!! I loved everything you sent. My favorite is the paw print coin. Where did you get it? I want more to pass out. If I could give you more than one heart I would. Thanks again.
Response: Awe! Thank you so much. That paw print came from a restaurant n gift shop in Seaside, OR called Pig n Pancake - heronsnestgifts.com is their website.
Comment: thank you the cherry card was so cute and thanks for all the extras amazing will be doing another swap like this soon
Response: You are so very welcome! Thanks for the lovely heart!
emilynhr rated for Happy Notecard November #5 on Dec 6, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the notecard full of awesome surprises!
Response: You are so welcome!
Lantana149 rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Nov 28, 2016
Comment: Received my articles today, well worth the wait, Also, thank you for the extra goodies!
Response: Sorry the mail took so long, but a BIG thank you for the heart. Glad you enjoyed the extras as well.
Comment: Got the wonderful envelope of goodies in today's mail! Thank you for the extras :) Love it all :) and arrived safe and sound and very quickly! Thank you much :)
Response: Awe! Fantastic! That's great news - thank you SO MUCH for the heart 😀
bluesky rated for Happy Notecard November #2 on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for your letter and the goodies :)
Response: Awe! Thanks for the heart. Your profile was very specific - which helped me out. Enjoy!!
Comment: Love the doughnut bag Andy envelopes & all the others goodies! Thak you!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
sec7974 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2016 on Nov 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for not only one card, but TWO!!! I loved them, especially the Voodoo one!!! :)
Response: Awesome!! That is very cool that you got both! Btw, I have more VooDoo postcards to swap, of you'd like.
mjyork86 rated for Yesterday #2 on Nov 7, 2016
Comment: Thank u so much for the postcards. I love them.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart.

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user6937 on May 19, 2017:

Hi, Randy - your lovely Happy Mail RAK (non-USA) has arrived! Thanks for the postcards, Washi-tape, stamps & papers! Love the VooDoo pc's :)

Paige1900 on May 19, 2017:

You are welcomed. :) I am glad you liked them. :)

mgallardo68 on May 6, 2017:

I really like to see you around. You have come so far in the SB's know-how and are always willing to offer a helpful hand. Hugs!

thebragal on May 3, 2017:

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. That meant a lot to me!

slamophile on May 3, 2017:

Thank you so much for the back-up and the good words -- It really means a lot to me. You stand up for high principles - not only for me, but for others - and that's good. There are some fabulous people, here in Swap-Bot-land, and you're up there in the top top top. Thank you. Thank you.

milamilamura on Apr 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK - Happy Mail Envelope, I loved it!! It's really really cute, thanks for being so kind and thoughtful :)

purple24 on Apr 10, 2017:

Thank you for ALL the wonderful items you sent me for the RAK - Happy Mail Envelope giveaway. I absolutely love everything. :)

slamophile on Feb 24, 2017:

I'm telling you - Your RAK's are Amazing. Thank you So much for the fabulous Hjartlig Gratulation Greeting cards and the other two musical envelopes. They all are wonderful. Wishing you a magical swap day.

choke on Feb 7, 2017:

Thank you for the NC state card, I did already have it but I never mind a duplicate card with a nice thoughtful message. I appreciate you thinking of me and adding it to my collection. These are definitely some of my favorite types. I love to learn from them!

slamophile on Jan 18, 2017:

Thank you So very much for the most Fabulously Awesome Valentine's Day Stationery RAK - You certainly went above and beyond the call of duty - The RAK is amazing - Love Everything. Love all your RAK's too - They're great, as was this one. Thanks again for an absolutely Fantastic send. Happy New Year and Happy Valentines Day to you.

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