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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: May 20, 2019

Country: United States
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I'm Rhonda! 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 couple of years now. Being on Swap-bot here with you makes me happy! I'm ready for some innocent fun!

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 very lucky to have seen Prince twice - once in 2011, and then again, just 3 months before he passed. Prince's music added so much excitement to my life, being a teenager in the '80s. I still find it so sad that his life ended as it did, far too soon. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson.

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: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin ::: Currently reading: Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

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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 :)

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Comment: The ferns are gorgeous! I've never seen them before! Loved them all, esp. the chipmunk! And loved the card too! Many thanks!!
jessnewson98 rated for Harmony Day Postcard Swap on May 6, 2019
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Comment: I loved reading what Harmony Day means to you! Honestly, you made my day! I hope you have a lovely week :)
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Comment: Rhonda! 😍 what great stamps!! Thank you!! I love that you included some fern ones and the Greta Garbo one is beautiful, I hadn’t seen that one before. Cheers and have a beautiful day! So good to see you last weekend.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the nice vintage post card .I love the 3D stickers on the back also 🌷
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Comment: wonderful choice of card...thank you Rhonda.I will add it to my collection.
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Comment: Everything got here safely!!! Thank you so very much for the extra goodies! I went to the Charles M. Schulz museum once when I was little and I've been dying to go back!!! Thank you so much for the postcard I ADORE it!
dancingtiger rated for Monet Art Postcard Swap on May 1, 2019
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Comment: great card- thanks
fiennesgirl rated for Easter Mini Pocket Letter on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: Very pretty pl and cute extras! I love it! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection. I also love the fern stamp! Hugs, Mona
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard. I enjoyed reading the replies to the prompts you chose. :-)
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Comment: Hmm how did I forget to rate you on this!! FAB swap! Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH!! xx
snailmailnaomi rated for β˜† TEA TIME #4 β˜† on Apr 25, 2019
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Comment: thank you for the teas
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Comment: Rhonda! I loved all the stamps, especially the Prairie Nebraska one, I hadn’t seen that before! Hope you have a great day, thank you so much! Micaela πŸ₯°
Response: So glad you liked them, Micaela. Planning to join in the letter writing at Cafe Reveille next Sunday - it's on my calendar!
dawnielynn rated for Creatures Great and Small #13 on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Rhonda, lemurs are pretty cute :)
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Comment: I agree with you 100% when its cool you can always add layers, if it gets to warm you can only take so many off! Such an adorable notecard! Thank you for the washi, I am addicted. 😁
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Comment: Thank you for the cat note card, love it, I too like when it's between 70-75
PrettyAlice rated for Profile Based PC Swap #1 on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: I love this botanical postcard! Thanks so much!
bluehairedmary rated for Creatures Great and Small #13 on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: What a wonderful postcard, front and back! A friend of mine just got back from a week in Japan! That would be a dream trip! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of Lantern Cards! I don't own any of these! Yay! I loved the envie you sent them in! Lighthouses are a favorite of mine!
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Comment: Rhonda, thank you for the great postcards. I am saving all of the to my collection. Shirley

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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. β™₯

MNJoviGirl on Jan 6, 2019:

(Waves) Happy Belated New Year from Minnesota!

Jodie

jannieb on Oct 29, 2018:

Thank you for joining my swap & for taking the time to send a sweet & thoughtful Halloween swap to Grayson. He really did smile from ear to ear. Take care & Happy Halloween!

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 10, 2018:

CS: Doggie Deco :) Thank you for joining!!

Bhindblueeyes on Aug 31, 2018:

THANK YOU
Thank you for joining Canine Shrine! My Radin and I are pawsitively thrilled to have you! :)

Barks and woofs,
Radin & Amy

hamsterfarm on Jun 3, 2018:

instax

Thanks for joining instax photo - bright colors <3

KSENiA on Apr 22, 2018:

I got my Alice postcard back. Thank you :D

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!!

Babsmomof5 on Jul 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard you sent as a bonus for the July PC roulette. Oh how I wish we had your temperatures! We've been hovering around the 100 degree mark here though yesterday a cold front moved through and we've been enjoying much cooler temps in the high eighties. I keep reminding myself we've on,y got about 5 more weeks of the unbearably hot stuff before it begins to start cooling down by inches each day!

lawchick on Jul 2, 2017:

Hi Rhonda! Just wanted to send a quick thank you for your postalette response. It was sweet to find it in my mailbox. :)

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