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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: December 4, 2022

Country: United States
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Hello! I'm Rhonda and I live in Oakland, California with my partner. I teach elementary school. Born in the mid 60's, I've been a member of the 50+ club for a a few years now. Being on Swap-bot here with you makes me happy! I'm ready for some innocent fun!

IF you'd like some notecard envelopes (JUST envelopes, no notecards), please message me and I'll send 12 or 15 your way. A friend shared an estate sale find with me, but now I have way too many! US swappers only, due to postage.

My interests are varied. I like cooking, hiking, reading, cities (London has a special place in my heart), trees, dogs, and llamas. I've always been interested in politics and remain optimistic that democracy has a chance of working for the benefit of all.

Living in Oakland, I take advantage of being just a bridge away from the museums in San Francisco. I visit art museums frequently and like having the time to take in beauty and strangeness. I tend to enjoy more contemporary works than classic, but that's not a hard and fast.

I like cute stuff...slightly gothic stuff (think Edward Gorey)... I'm into Adventure Time and Bob's Burgers and Regular Show (cartoon watcher for life!)... I'm a sucker for animals of all kinds. I've loved dogs my whole life.

Colors that speak to me are candy brights of ALL shades; all pinks, from baby soft pastels to loud fuchsias -- Wait. Who am I kidding? I can't list all the colors I like! More is better, that much I can say!

When I was growing up, I'd spend all my money on records and concert tickets. I'm a rocknroll girl. These days, I listen to powerpop from the 70s-90s, roots rock and Americana, and singer/songwriter stuff. I love seeing local acts, like Chuck Prophet, Bart Davenport, and Crying Time.

I was a literature major and the books I like most have interesting language, as well as an engaging story. I am a word nerd, for sure! I love that a Richard Ford novel is guaranteed to have words new to me on nearly every page. Junot Diaz and Philip Roth are also favorite authors of mine; their sentence and story constructions make me swoon.

Being a word nerd makes it easy for me to love poetry: in a good poem, every word is essential and leads to a perfect moment of "aha." Langston Hughes, Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Wendell Berry have all given me those moments for which I'm grateful.

Book last finished: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck ::: Currently reading:The Mummy- or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice

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Postcrossing is what lead me to Swap-bot. Hooray! I started collecting postcards during college and would spend a lot of time arranging them just-so, putting them up on my bedroom walls. It's fun returning to a hobby I began as a much younger me.

Junk journals, zines, and pocket letters are all part of the paper-based fun brought into my life by Swap-bot. These new creative outlets bring a little nervousness with them - ME? I'm sending swaps of this sort out into the world? - because I'm far from naturally crafty but ... there's real satisfaction from trying something new and building confidence from there.

FAVORITE POSTCARD IMAGES include:

dogs! - paintings - silly/weird/absurd stuff - animals - black&whitephotography

FUN STUFF to make my MAIL HAPPY= washi tape::tea bags::blank postcards:: stickers::surprises !!!

Send to someone else: jasmine or chai tea & touristy postcards. Thank you :)

Ratings

Eclectonote rated for MZA: LANTERN PRESS (sent naked) on Dec 4, 2022
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Comment: Hooray for road trips, they're the best. Thanks for the St. John's Bridge postcard and of course the vintage postage stamps.
Unbijou rated for MZA: CARTOON POSTCARD (sent naked) on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: My daughter is a big adventure time watcher. I may recycle your card and send to her. Thanks
Maddashin rated for NYUP USA Only #83 on Nov 17, 2022
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
JanHardt rated for SMSUSA: Postage Palooza Mail Art on Nov 8, 2022
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Comment: Great stamps and envelope. Love the goodies you enclosed. Excellent swap.
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! SO sorry for the late rating. Thank you so much for your thoughtful responses--I just love hearing about your life. I will try to get something out to you in the upcoming week. Yes . . . kismet that we were partnered. Hope we are again!
young46356 rated for NYUP USA Only #83 on Oct 24, 2022
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Comment: Hi, thanks for the card. I don't care for fog, especially going over a bridge. Good luck, Rich
SatisHuman rated for tLB: Letter Writing Celebration on Oct 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great letter and postcards! It's great that your username has the word llama in it and you sent me a llama postcard.
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Comment: Hi Rhonda, many thanks for the brightly decorated envelope with vintage postage & your fun note and the great surprise you sent!
marclively rated for Black and White #23 on Sep 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
taledo rated for MZA: LARGE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 27, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the gorgeous postcard of Peru. the leaves on the trees have not changed color yet, it has started getting chillier so it is only a matter of time
young46356 rated for MZA: LARGE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: Nice card, very interesting. Rich
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Comment: thank you for such a fun package and the extra card. I am glad we are finally cooling off but we have heat coming up again. I hope you have a great weekend.
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Comment: I love getting to know people in the swapbot world!
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Comment: loved your reasons for why you enjoy swapbot..I couldn't agree more!
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Comment: OMG! some of my all time favorite stamps!!! Thank you SO much!!!! Long time no swap indeed! THANKS!!! Cheers!
Response: Wow! I just assembled some from my stash- glad they were winners!
Risna rated for Black and White #23 on Aug 29, 2022
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Comment: What a fun card! I love this dog's hairstyle. ;-) Thank you so much for the amazing PC. Take care.
theshyone rated for WIYM: Summer PenPal Letter-Int'l on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness, what an adorable letter/envelope in one! I loved it so much <3 I also thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter, what you have accomplished thus far this summer and what you still want to accomplish :D Your trip to Portland sounds lovely and I want to do the rest of your summer to-do list also, they all sound great! I would love to be pen pals <3, so expect a reply letter soon :D
Response: I look forward to hearing from you!
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Comment: Thank you very much for all new to me LP cards, love the decorated envie and extra card of the church.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pooh stickers! I really enjoyed reading your answers. :)
bluehairedmary rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #19 on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the special postcard! Summer is going great! Thanks!

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

amyduff on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the St. Paddy’s day card and goodies! That was so sweet of you! I’m glad you are enjoying the snail mail. Happy St. Paddy’s day to you!

MisplacedfromPA on Mar 3, 2022:

6 week snail mail swap (week 3). Thank you for such adorable kitty note cards and a lovely note using a different cat cat. You're mail really does make me smile, thank-you.

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 23, 2022:

Received a lovely homemade envelope w/ 3 p/c's and very nice letter from you for the 6 week snail mail swap (week 2). Thank you. I hope your flourless cake turned out scrumptious and that you are enjoying your week off.

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 16, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely valentines day card, note card and forever stamps for wk 1 in 6 weeks snail mail swap.

baseri on Nov 30, 2019:

Rhonda, Thank you for the pretty postcard! It made my day! Will pop a note in the mail to you this week. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Dale Baseri

orneryswife on Aug 2, 2019:

I received your postcard and happy mail today! How fun! Thank you.

orneryswife on Jul 30, 2019:

Thank you for the letter for the summer penpal swap. I will write back soon!

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Came here randomly and just wanted you to know that you have a really cool profile :)

VivaLaDiane on Feb 25, 2019:

I was reading profiles of participants in my swaps that I haven't had the pleasure of knowing yet and I must say that yours is refreshing. Thanks for the smile on a cold Monday here. I am thrilled to have you in my swap. ♥

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