Swap-bot Time: August 8, 2022 3:58 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2016
Last Online: January 6, 2022

Country: United States

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Hi! I'm from Oregon!

Update August 2021

Finally returned to work at the office. Hands are full with projects in the house, but still enjoy pen palling. Will be looking over some swaps.

Currently looking for pen pals who like to write frequent, long letters.

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. I have been to Mexico (Ensenada and Toluca) in the last few years.

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 recently got a stamp seal and wax set, and have been applying seals to outbound happy mail.

I also treasure scenic country drives, in contrast to my partner who loves the city. I grew up in a large metro, so wooded forests 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: LIVE PD, Forged in Fire, 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


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


YAY! Nothing!


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.)

FOLDED STATIONERY (LETTER PAPER) - this makes it unusable, where I fold a certain way for letters, and I'm not a fan of extra creases. Please do NOT send FOLDED stationery.

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 pink, etc)


PrettyAlice rated for Private: Stationary Sets Swap on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much, these are great! I love the stamps and washi too!
BillieJean rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #5 - USA on Nov 10, 2019
FrzninMN rated for A Note For You # 20 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note!
ovenbernt rated for A Note For You # 20 on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: thank you for the gift tags, I love your handwriting
AmySue2 rated for A Note For You # 20 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: I love swapping with you! Thank you for your note and the beautiful post cards. It makes me want to come visit your part of the world...especially when it gets so hot here in the summer. I hope that you got good news on your new opportunity.
Response: So agreed! We should swap more often. Enjoy! and thank you for the prompt rating.
legiongirl77 rated for A Note For You # 20 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the note card and all the goodies...especially the foreign stamps and postcards! Have a wonderful day :)
carfra89 rated for A Note For You # 20 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the notecard and the awesome goodies, I loved them!
Candace rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #5 - USA on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Love that quote! Thank you :)
AmySue2 rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #5 - USA on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Oh my, thank you! The washi is beautiful and I have not tried that tea before (I will remedy that by the end of the day) I will for sure try your book recommendations.
Response: YAY Thank you Amy ;) Enjoy the beverage!
tentmari rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for everything you sent. 😊 I really enjoyed your nice note. I have never been to Oregon but I would love to visit someday. You definitely need to visit Texas at least once. It is a very diverse state so you need at least a week to visit different regions.
robinjeree rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Randy, for your note and surprises. My first swap went great and I was immediately addicted. I really like the voodoo postcard, and appreciate the cool stamps you found. All of it--very fun!
Response: YAY! So glad you had a blast! Thanks for the kind and prompt rating! :)
Mon1496 rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: I loved the voodoo doughnuts postcard thought that was really neat. The atc and tag were nice as well
Response: you are quite welcome! thanks for the heart ! not everyone realizes I pick out things related to their profiles! :)
Comment: Thank you.
MissBrenda rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great eclectic stuff! I love it!
lilmermaid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 10, 2019
Piroshilove rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 9, 2019
arimails rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Oh My Goodness! Thank you for such a beautiful swap, I love all the Disney items and the squished penny will go perfect in my collection 😃 the glow in the dark sticker is awesome as well ♥️♥️♥️
Response: YAY! So glad you enjoyed everything I picked for you.Happy swapping!
Love2ScrapNCraft rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I received swap on 5/28/19
christy102194 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: thanks for the goodies! :) love all the unicorn stuff! :D
PinkFluffyUnicorn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap! I am from Portland, and love the Oregon Coast! Thank you for the postcards!
Response: You are so welcome! Very fun!

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Soph on Oct 9, 2019:

Random Flat Envie Tag

Hello Randy, Your happy mail arrived safely. I love the handmade envelope and all the pretty goodies you were so kind and generous to enclose. I'll enjoy using them.

Thank you so much, also for your nice letter. It was a pleasure to hear from you. Wishing you and your wife all the very best!

Warmest greetings from Berlin.

wokeupmissing on Dec 17, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely card and goodies. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. J.

simcoe54 on Dec 8, 2017:

RAK - Used Postage Stamps - Thanks for all the postage stamps. Many will fit right into my collection.

NiniJae on Dec 6, 2017:

Randy Thank You so much for the Pen Pal Christmas RAK. The stationery set and stickers are lovely, and I can always use stamps. Most importantly, Thank You for wrapping it like a present. I am the person who "plays Santa" in my family and makes sure everyone has nicely wrapped presents (to and from each other). But I only get a few cards to open, never any presents to unwrap. So this was just very special and very appreciated. It felt like Christmas tonight! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a great 2018.

Poohtat on Dec 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for the notecards and stickers for the Pen Pal RAK! I love everything!

ThumperLove on Nov 4, 2017:

Wow, Randy! You went way above and beyond! Thank you for the cute dog notecard, the stickers, the Christmas stationery and envelopes, and awesome paper. Truly unexpected. Thanks for the happiness!

anicka22 on Nov 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie: it is beautiful! And all the contents are amazing. Thank you so very much! And if you ever want a penpal from the Netherlands, just tell me :)

MissTullie on Sep 28, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful "Swap Tag" (Main forum). I am delighted with the "Flowers from the Garden" stamps you sent me. They are beautiful. You made my day!

LacieLove on Sep 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for amazing postcards from your RAK of DIY Cardboard Postcards-USA ONLY. They are beautiful and unique. I can't wait to use them. Thank you again.

Dsweeny on Aug 28, 2017:

Hi Randy - YOU ARE THE BEST! The Portland ephemera RAK was beyond AWESOME! I love every dang thing in there...I have no way to pick a favorite...postcards, the Portland Oregon card, the maps, the ticket from the hawks game, radio cab - even the awesome map envelope! I love the Tram map...well dang, just LOVE all of it! Thank you from the heart. I will enjoy using all of it :) Dina

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