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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: July 19, 2019

Country: United States
Postcrossing
My $5 Etsy list

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hi

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!

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 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: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles ::: Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce + Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr

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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

AZmom875 rated for JJJ: Scrap Monsters on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Adorable!!!!!
Hunbun rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Super cute notecards & thanks for the extra!
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Comment: As a matter of fact I just got back from 4 days at the beach! Thanks so much for all of the beach theme fun!
fortannam rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun stickers!
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Comment: thanks for a great swap!β™₯β™₯β™₯
cajiky rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.10 on Jul 16, 2019
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Comment: Hi Rhonda, thanks a lot for nice tea and extra's.
Littleroo rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much. Love the PC's.
Joeanniee rated for Tea for Thee # 3 on Jul 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the teas! I actually just brought the trader joe's pomegranate white tea a couple of weeks ago!
starmccoy rated for What I Have Learned on Jul 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the extra zine! I love reading and collecting them!
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Comment: Thanks for the great stamps! I didn't have and very much enjoy the Batman and Mister Rogers stamps, and the one with the sheep is beautiful!
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Comment: I’m so sorry for not rating sooner Rhonda! But thank you, as always, for the lovely stamps 😍😍🌟
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Comment: Thank you for the tasty teas . . . and the unique tags as well!
Tricia22 rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 25 (BRIDGES) on Jul 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Happy Swapping!!
indigo68 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -JUNE on Jul 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection. :)
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Comment: Hope you had a great time with your family in the heat. I know how that feels it’s been very hot and humid here. :(
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Comment: Oh goodness, your ex sounds like a laugh (and not in a good way). Imagine though, going almost three decades before getting stung by a bee! I'm a little jealous, truth be told.
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Comment: Thanks for the letter. Migraines are the worst! So debilitating. I hope you find some relief and can live a comfortable, less restricted life.
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StargazerHM rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #3 on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: Great tip! 7/5/19... thank you for the wonderful PC
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I think Spring is my favorite season as everyone is awakening.

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Comments

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. 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!

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