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pintis

pintis
Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: June 17, 2018
Birthday: October 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm almost 40 years old and live on a small farm in western Massachusetts. I've lived here all my life. Rural life isn't very exciting, but it has its consolations for an old curmudgeon. I have two male cats, Ludwig and Mini. I work out of my home as a virtual assistant. As much as I like the computer, sitting in front of it for most of the day gets tedious.

Hobbies

BOARDGAMES: I love playing boardgames, but don't often get the chance to play. So I wind up playing a lot of Scrabble on Facebook. (If you're looking for games, look me up.)

READING: For fiction, a little of this, a little of that - fantasy, SF, horror once in a while, historical fiction, a few YA titles, the odd mystery. Favorites include George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (and most of what Martin writes), John Mortimer's Rumpole series, Kurt Vonnegut, P. G. Wodehouse. For nonfiction, mostly historical and biographical stuff (especially related to Tudor, Renaissance, American colonial and revolutionary history, plus culinary, scientific, and medical history), but I'll read anything that looks interesting. Some favorites are The Knife Man by Wendy Moore, Bill Bryson, Paul Fussell.

COOKING AND BAKING: I spend a lot of time trolling FoodGawker for tasty things to make. But to be honest, I don't like the cooking part so much as devouring the results!

ASTRONOMY: I just got a telescope, after wanting one for years. But since I don't even know enough to be considered a novice, I feel stupid listing it here.

TRAVEL: Especially anywhere that involves museums and historical sites.

Likes and Dislikes

LIKES: The color orange. Tigers, rhinos, ocean life.

DISLIKES: Anything girly, cutesy, or country. Anything religious.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you, never heard of Quentin Crisp either.
clutterfree rated for NYUP USA Only #39 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Ruth...thank you for the PC of the oil on canvas ... and how exciting to be brought up to "SPEED" in the internet world. I live in a rural area and can totally relate to the sporadic/slow service and issues that go along with that. Hugs from NY, Charlene
judee0624 rated for NYUP USA Only #39 on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks and I hope you enjoy your new Internet service.
Karen07 rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -JUNE on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Very interesting card! Thanks!
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Comment: How embarrassing, I cant even do that and there the baby is doing it no problem LOL.
susieq11 rated for PTG: Famous Person PC on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Elvis is awesome! We had a tornado warning a few weeks ago, sirens and all. I hate it! Hope you have a great week!!!!
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Comment: Ruth, thank you for the outhouse postcard and stirring up some much forgotten childhood memories. I remember crying that I never wanted to sleep over my father's parents house because they only had an outhouse and It was far from the house. I thought there were all sorts of creatures out there that would gobble me up. I don't remember when but my grandfather bought me a "potty" bowl so I didn't have to go outside, but I was very happy because I didn't have to go outside at night.. My grandparents had a big old farmhouse and raised 13 children there. I also remember when they put the bathroom in, it was the only one for all of them. Shirley
EmiEmi rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -MAY on May 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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Dragongrrl rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -MAY on May 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
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Comment: Ruth, great mountain postcard. Thank you. Your Western Mass. weather has surely been the pits. I have never seen such a cold winter even in all the 65 years I lived there. Your spring is just horrible, although ours in NC hasn't been much better. It finally warmed up. We are used to going to the beach in March. Shirley
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Comment: Nuns!! I love it!!! Thanks! Hope the cat trapping went well. My in-laws have done that and ended up keeping two, lol!!!
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Comment: LOVE this bobbin lace maker! I'll look up the show you mentioned, too. It sounds interesting.
ElenaMaz rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on May 8, 2018
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Comment: what a beautiful postcard! I loved the dark colors on it.
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Comment: Hi Ruth, thank you for the awesome hiking PC and the matching postage stamp! very cool, stamps with trees are my absolute favorites :) peace love light
clutterfree rated for NYUP USA Only #38 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Ruth....too funny your "new to you" recipes!! I always jot down a quick recipe from off line that I want to try but never follow through so KUDOS to you that you made 3 happen all in one week..LOL Keep the adventures in the kitchen going...your new favorite is just an experiment away!!! Thanks for the "FOOD for thought" inspiration...Charlene
KSENiA rated for NYUP: Celebrate Women on May 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for this very lovely postcard.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #38 on May 4, 2018
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Comment: I had the opportunity to see some of Romare Bearden's work in person at the Atlanta High Museum once. Love him! Yes, winter certainly dragged this year! Snow! It's finally in the 70s and 80s now here!
squince rated for NYUP USA Only #38 on May 4, 2018
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Comment: Cool B&W Photo card. Hope your week is going better!
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Comment: Love the postcard and your comments on it too Ruth. Thank you very much for making me smile. Can you imagine having to launder that outfit, although I don't think they bothered too much about that in those times!!

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Comments

Amylord on Oct 27, 2017:

Thanks for the angel waterfall PC. I love it! Are Niagara falls really so loud that you could hear it from miles away?

virgoleanne on Nov 8, 2014:

Thanks for being part of Postcard - November Aviation History Month Swap! Please check out more of my swaps @virgoleanne Swapbot thanks

lorettadog on Oct 26, 2014:

Happy Birthday! :oD

Sandy

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 6, 2014:

Thank you thank you for mailing back my postcard with the cute stickers, stamps and note. xox

paraxparaxnoia on May 7, 2014:

Hey!

I noticed you've been online but haven't read nor replied my message about the Medicinalia PC. If you have received my card, please do rate me or if you haven't, I'd appreciate if you would let me know so I can re-send! Thanks: ))

~Noora

starhiker on Jan 16, 2014:

Thank-you for joining my Capitol Idea! PC swap Andi ; )

Lady on Dec 21, 2013:

I saw a comment of yours on one of the "word" PC swaps - I should have gotten you as a partner! I have a ton of brain pictures in my stash. They are in the huge "other" pile though and not in an easy to find place! Happy creating.

PukeFacedFreak on Dec 17, 2013:

Would love to see something on your profile that lets me know what sort of swaps you plan to participate in here on SB, crafts you do or would like to try.

janineureka on Dec 1, 2013:

Board games, Rumpole and PG Wodehouse! Too bad we're a continent away from each other. You're my partner for Winter Solstice PC Swap - what fun...

AZmom875 on Nov 29, 2013:

Thank you so much for being such a prompt SEND IT back partner. I got all 3 cards.

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