Swap-bot Time: December 14, 2019 9:15 pm


Date Joined: June 2, 2013
Last Online: December 13, 2019
Birthday: November 8, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

It's time for a holiday hiatus! Between Xmas travel and the sloooooowwwness of the mail this time of year, I need a break. Domestic letters are taking 2 weeks to travel just a few states, and I don't need the stress of staking my reputation on USPS right now. I'll still be around for messages and forums, but won't be signing up for anything new until after the New Year. Looking forward to joining more swaps in mid-Jan/early Feb 2020!
My day job is code monkey, but my favorite hobbies are low-tech.
I love postcards! 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 tried knitting but it was wayyyy too difficult for me. At least with crochet it's easy to rip out my mistakes.
Mail in my town can be really stupid. My neighbors and I often have to redeliver to each other. I got tax documents for two other houses this year, and one night I had someone's medication who lived three blocks away! O_O;;;;; We complain to the post office but nothing ever happens. So, if you feel like it's taking too long for me to receive your swap, please let me know. I try to rate in the evenings after dinner most nights, and I do a Saturday afternoon catchup at the very latest.

Favorite Books

I'd like to write something that makes me look smart, but the truth is that I'm working my way through all the Star Wars new canon novels and graphic novels.

Favorite manga: Space Brothers, Attack on Titan, Saturn Apartments, Fruits Basket, Hetalia, Neko Rahmen, Ojisama to Neko

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, The Walking Dead, The X-Files, Firefly, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Into the Badlands, My Cat From Hell.

I also like anime, although I don't watch as often as I'd like. My favorites are Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Uchuu Kyoudai, Attack on Titan, and Panty & Stocking.

My Favorite Things

  • sticky notes
  • washi tape samples
  • cute notepaper
  • postcards
  • cartoony aliens/little green men
  • kawaii
  • squirrels
  • cats
  • journaling cards
  • notecards (handmade or purchased)
  • galaxy/space themes
  • lime green, silver
  • metallic colors

Thank You, but I'd Rather Not

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


Favorite Themes
  • art
  • animals
  • weird
  • funny
  • inappropriate
  • cats
  • squirrels
  • raccoons
  • feminism
  • US state maps
Prefer to avoid:
  • ad/free
  • handmade
  • zazzle if they're super-thin
  • real photos of sea creatures (illustrations are OK!)


SimpleeAnne rated for Pen Pal Search # 3 on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I absolutely loved it x
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #3 on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: 5 cards arrived. Ended up tossing one PC. 4 out of 4 corners were bent/ruffled. Wouldn’t mind a replacement.
Response: Sorry to hear it didn't survive the trip! Obviously I'd never intentionally send trash. I'll drop another in the mail.
Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty moon postcard and another coolio stamp!
Comment: Thank you! I just received this yesterday.
Response: Yeah, mail is getting sloooowwwwwww. I just had an incoming swap that took 2 weeks to reach me. It's so frustrating and anxiety-making nowadays. :-/
Tina78 rated for New Penpals & a photo #3 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thanx for the nice letter. I will reply for sure.
Comment: Thank you esp. for using that Moon stamp! Yay!
Akanksha23 rated for Share your notecard stash #4 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Loved the notecards! Thank u!
Comment: Thank you! ✨🌙✨
Comment: Thanks, Marc
earthnk rated for New Penpals & a photo #3 on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your letter, it was so interesting reading through your answers. And the bookmark is now in my current book. :)
Comment: Love the postcard and quote. Thank you.
Comment: the envelope, stationary & bookmarks were all so cute! thank you. will write back as soon as I can. 🤗
Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard! It's still in the upper 90's here.
JaneInSD rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #18 on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks.
Comment: Love the image and seeing this beautiful architecture by moon light and the path it made glisten on the waterway. We were outside looking at the full moon on the 13th and it was gorgeous hanging lookiiing like the one on the PC. Great quote you wrote on back! Thanks so much
Comment: Hi, April. Thank you so much for your lovely letter! I really enjoyed to read it:) I'll write you soon😊Have a wonderful day.
mylove4craft rated for International Pen Pals! on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: I never received your letter, a little too late at this point.
Response: Oh, yikes - my spreadsheet shows I mailed it on June 14 from the mail slot at work. I'll get another letter out to you tomorrow. I'm so sorry to hear the first one never made it!
MrsCrafty rated for Pals that read Profiles; Take 2 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter, April! I loved the adorable owl stationary and little extras that you sent! There was an "X" through the return address, is that address current? I'd love to write back!
Response: Yep, that's my current address! I've found that I have to put an "X" when I stick the return address on the back, otherwise it just comes back to me with the postage cancelled. :P

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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

latentsmile on Jun 7, 2013:

Decorate my profile with hearts. Enjoy!

Rainsembellishments on Jun 6, 2013:

Decorate my profile with... #20 ~ Hearts

Aviehotels on Jun 6, 2013:

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