Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 8:21 pm


Date Joined: June 2, 2013
Last Online: December 3, 2022
Birthday: November 8, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My day job is code monkey, but my favorite hobbies are low-tech.
Postcards are my #1 hoard! Six-year-old me would be so. proud. of my collection. Sometimes when I need to feel quiet and calm I sort my postcards into different subcollections based on theme.
I crochet off and on and I've been at it again lately, working on a bunch of Star Wars amigurumi. I knit poorly but it's a good fidget while I watch TV or visit with family. My knitting is limited to simple 10x16 security blankets for the local cat rescue. Maybe someday I'll try knitting a hat (but probably not).
Art journaling is another minor hobby of mine. I'm not the most original (most of my ideas come from Pinterest and Youtube, and I still do the found poetry thing) but it feels nice to play with techniques. I try not to worry about whether my pages are too basic, dated, or derivative. For me, making mediocre art in private is a radical act. By the time I graduated college, my instructors had started preaching the importance of choosing only one hobby, excelling at it, monetizing it, and using social media for self-promotion. So accepting that I have too many interests, and simply enjoying the act of doing them, is a way of rejecting hustle culture.
I also enjoy penpalling, so feel free to drop me a message if I seem like your kind of people!

Favorite Books

Lately I've been enjoying mysteries and Japanese novels, with an occasional Star Wars new canon novel mixed in here and there. A while back I read a listicle recommending several novels/authors from cultures other than my own, which got me back into the habit of reading. Now I read a bit every night as part of my bedtime routine. My Goodreads queue is intimidatingly long and keeps growing all the time.

Some books I've particularly enjoyed are Convenience Store Woman, Earthlings, The Midnight Library, There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job, the Aunty Lee mystery series, The Marrow Thieves, Jennifer Government, Real Food/Fake Food, The Dorito Effect, Civilized to Death

Favorite Television

The Handmaid's Tale, Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, The Walking Dead, The X-Files, Firefly, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Into the Badlands.

I also like anime, although I don't watch as often as I'd like. My favorites are Aggretsuko, Africa Salaryman, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Uchuu Kyoudai, Panty & Stocking, Beastars.

My Favorite Things

  • sticky notes
  • washi tape samples
  • cute notepaper
  • postcards
  • cartoony aliens/little green men
  • yeastken, rilakkuma, tarepanda, pompompurin
  • squirrels
  • cats
  • journaling cards
  • notecards (handmade or purchased)
  • galaxy/space themes
  • lime green, silver
  • metallic colors
  • recipes that don't rely on "tingly" ingredients... I manage a health issue by abstaining from foods that tingle on the tongue (like pepper, ginger, clove, nutmeg, mustard, etc)

Thank You, but I'd Rather Not

  • scents
  • tea
  • candy/food
  • religious items
  • ribbon
  • friendship books
  • kids' stickers
  • glitter


Favorite Themes
  • art
  • weird
  • funny
  • inappropriate
  • cats
  • squirrels
  • raccoons
  • feminism
  • US state maps
Prefer to avoid:
  • ad/free
  • handmade, unless that's what the swap is
  • real photos of sea creatures (illustrations like Dory and Nemo are OK!)


Comment: Some of those candies you mentioned I don't care for either. Thanks for the map pc and for participating in this swap.
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: The Star Wars graphic novels sound so cool! I hope that you get everything on your list. 💗
Response: Thanks, you too! :)
Jbondbull rated for WIYM: Animal Postcard #3 Int'l on Nov 8, 2022
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
Response: You're very welcome!
honeyblossom rated for FLL: Letter from Your Pet on Nov 6, 2022
Comment: Luke, Thank you so much for your letter. I'm sure that you bring happiness to your human. I mean you are Luke Tablewalker, so how could you not?! Your note really made me happy. I couldn't stop smiling. Tell April that I entered you in the Garfield Awards contest. You were the winner of the coveted Red Heart Trophy ❤️ and scored a perfect 5. April, I thought your letter was so fun, it was like I was experiencing everything first hand. I hope to swap with you again in the future ☺️🐱🐾 Thank you, Suzanne
Response: Thanks so much! Luke is very proud of his new award. I'm sure it will motivate him to do even more food crimes. 😹
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Just a Note #15 - US on Oct 31, 2022
Comment: Wowee, thank you for spoiling me with such a nice swap and note!! I'll check out that YA book you mentioned - I check out books with good intent then end up returning them, unread, sigh.
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards. The black cat one is my favorite!❤️🐈‍⬛
Response: Thanks, glad you liked it! House panthers are awesome :)
Comment: Thanks for this excellent pc! I am going to have to do more research on this lady! I too love to work on cosy projects this time of year. I have a bunch of quilts to finish putting the bindings on, and I like to knit "smoke rings" using quiviut yarn. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks! I just had to google what a knit smoke ring is - looks really cute!
Comment: We just got a kitty and I worry about the stove top with him too! Take care!
Response: Thanks! I hope your kitty has more sense than mine :D
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Just a Note #14 - Global on Oct 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Your baking adventures sound delicious!! And the beautiful washi is much appreciated.
Response: Thanks, glad you liked it!
Karen07 rated for FLL: Your Halloween traditions on Oct 24, 2022
Comment: Enjoyed your letter! Get out there this year! The extras are appreciated!
Response: Thanks, glad you liked it!
sherylk3 rated for PH: World Postcard Day #2 on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you, I love Fall, it's my favourite season, so glad it is here now :)
Response: You're very welcome! Happy soup season :D
Comment: Thanks for the two postcards.
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: It arrived today! Maybe my rating will reach you before you re-send!
Response: Yay! I saw this just in time, too! 😅
jaynesmith rated for WIYM: ANIMAL ART NAKED POSTCARD on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard.
Response: You're very welcome! 😺
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
Response: You're very welcome! 💛
monsbrick rated for FLL: September letter on Oct 6, 2022
Comment: Hi April, thank you for your September letter!
Response: You're very welcome! :)
rachelgogan rated for CPG Just a Note #13- US on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: I was so delighted when I opened this gorgeous envelope! You really made my day and picked things that I love! You can never have too much rainbow washi tape and I loved the notecard! Good luck with your bullet journal 2023! Trapper keeper is such a cool idea!
Response: Thank you!! I had so much fun putting it together for you and I'm really happy that you enjoyed receiving it!
Caithness rated for CPG Sept 2022 SC PC - Global on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the lovely postcard. The nights are getting darker here and there has certainly been a drop in temperature, autumn is here :)
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked it! Stay warm :)
Lonestarchild rated for CPG: Sep '22 SC PC - US on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Funny card -- thank you!
Response: You're very welcome, glad you liked it! :)
carrotkate rated for FLL: Stationery set on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the letter! How did sunflowers end up? 🌻
Response: They're tiny, but all three are blooming! It's not much but I'm kind of happy with myself for keeping them alive this long. :)

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


lou on Nov 16, 2022:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

simcoe54 on Nov 8, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

Paige1900 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

Mugsie on Nov 11, 2014:

Happy (belated) birthday!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

dardarbinx on Aug 18, 2014:

Omi on Jul 15, 2014:

FemShep is the BEST rolemodel ever. EVER. I mean, in the Crucible at the end, she hears Hackett and it's all "What do you need me to do?" I mean, she's already done everything! cough Anyway, yeah, who wouldn't want to be FemShep? I think even my husband would want to be FemShep. Hence why my next tattoo is going to be the N7. Also, looking at your profile, I think we might be kindred spirits.

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

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