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Date Joined: March 8, 2013
Last Online: June 6, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

Who *IS* This Weirdo?

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Hello! I'm 34 and a native and resident of thrilling suburban Colorado (USA), where I manage to live both more than a mile above sea level as well as underneath power lines without being bizarrely affected in any way, shape, or form.

My hobbies include diligently reading the ingredients on soup labels (we vegetarians have to do that), extolling the virtues of Marmite, bragging about my lack of gallbladder, and staring in prolonged reverence at the magnificent London Underground map. I also maintain a huge and elaborate collection of John Lennon fingernail clippings. No, wait – they confiscated that when… But the rest is true!

At the age of 15 (quite a while ago now!), I discovered I have a complete and utter fixation with all things English and have subsequently visited England ten times so far. I get so excited there that sometimes I go into a state of Anglophilic rapture during which I tend to lick public objects (bridges, walls, castles, cathedrals, etc). It was also there that I acquired an English husband who is chief among my collection of souvenirs. I was an Anthropology major in college, and being married to an Englishman is therefore somewhat like being in the Bureau of Cross-Cultural Affairs (but more romantic).

Favorite Craft Stuff

My main craft hobby is card and envelope making (for mail art). As such, I have an almost scary addiction to collecting scrapbook paper and interesting paper items of all sorts (especially cool recycled, vintage, or offbeat stuff).

I am equally interested in all things related to this, such as notecards (blank inside), stationery (when spelled correctly :D ), ADORE stickers (please no teacher/reward type stickers; I already had those when I was 5, didn’t you? grin), colored or glittery pens and markers, washi/deco tape, paper punchouts, paper ephemera (especially vintage), Tim Holtz, Punch Studio, etc.

STAMPS - I absolutely LOVE when people use cool, old, or unusually shaped stamps on the mail they send me, and I will treasure the stamps forever. They will certainly not be wasted on me :)


Nature – trees, leaves, ferns, moss, hiking, the ocean, lighthouses, rain storms, thunder, lightning, tornadoes, spring, fall, wild rivers, seashells, national parks, waterfalls, fog/mist, aurora borealis, celestial (moon, sun, stars)

Travel – International, road trips, airmail theme, passport stamps, travel writing, unusual/offbeat travel, funny travel stories, recommendations or postcards of weird places to visit in your area/country (especially weird places to stay, such as caves and lighthouses). MAPS, old and new!

On a related note, if you’re also interested in offbeat/funny travel, you might enjoy my blog (in particular, the two entries listed at the top of the page) :D

“I like to throw snow at cars” – I have been collecting this phrase in various languages for a long time. I would love to receive this phrase in your native language, too!

UK ANYTHING :) Also a big fan of New Zealand and Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in general

London Underground (tube/subway)

History – Titanic (the real one), Victorian/Edwardian eras, American pioneers of the old west, vintage stuff, antiques, vintage cabinet cards from 1800s-1920 showing interesting or funny looking people, funny advertising from 1970 and prior (the older, the better!), castles, Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, ancient Egypt, colonial era, medieval era, British royal family, the 1960s, brass rubbings, time travel, steampunk, crazy historical etiquette and customs, abandoned buildings, time capsules, wooden ships

Art – “Lady of Shalott” by John William Waterhouse, Maxfield Parrish, “Ophelia” by Sir John Everett Millais, and similar stuff, art of the Pacific Northwest, any cultural art

Haunted stuff – Ghosts, cemeteries, funerary art, macabre

Animals I like are - Owls, porcupines, hedgehogs, hummingbirds, sheep, giraffes, pelicans, peacocks, seahorses, turtles, frogs

Here's a big pile of random stuff I can't figure out how to categorize grin - 1960s/hippie stuff, Tabasco, Celtic stuff, Paganism, meditation, mandalas, zentangles, EMS/ambulance related, Clan McLeod stuff, vegetarian stuff

Fantasy – fairies, gnomes, mushrooms, mermaids

Cool calligraphy or handwriting (I don’t have any, do you? grin)

Music – Most Britpop as well as mostly Britpop! HUGE BEATLES FAN, Bastille, Oasis, Kula Shaker, Blur, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, Radiohead, 1960s music, too many others to list

Movies – Lord of the Rings series, Harry Potter, Twilight, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, What Dreams May Come, Amelie, Trainspotting, Dances with Wolves, Forrest Gump, Secret Garden

TV – Amazing Race, ANTM, 19 Kids and Counting, Big Bang Theory, Downtown Abbey, Billy Connolly & Michael Palin travel shows, Planet Earth, Spaced, IT Crowd, Inbetweeners, Globetrekker, Full House, Mr. Bean, Absolutely Fabulous, Father Ted, Black Books

Books - Lord of the Rings series, Harry Potter, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Little House on the Prairie series (but not the TV show), journals of Lewis and Clark, Little Women, Anne Frank

Colors – Purple, green, and blue hues are my favorites, but I like all colors!

Sister Cities - Would love to do a private swap with anyone in or near one of our sister cities: Jinzhou, China --- Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan --- Mechelen, Belgium --- Chester, England --- Portsmouth, England --- Stade, Germany --- Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia --- Brest, France --- Takayama, Japan --- Nairobi, Kenya --- Karmiel, Israel --- Potenza, Italy --- Cuernavaca, Mexico --- Chennai, India --- Kunming, China --- Axum, Ethiopia --- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

If your city has a sister city in Colorado not listed above and you are interested in doing a swap, let me know!

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

I am utterly OBSESSED with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. I am also in love with Meriwether Lewis through time, although separated by over 200 years, LOL. Anything related you would care to send me would be most appreciated (ex. postcards from places they visited, souvenirs, ANYTHING).

If you are particularly inspired and send me anything handmade related to Lewis and Clark, you will have my undying devotion :D

Would prefer NOT to receive

Religious items, "country cute", anime, kawaii, Hello Kitty, Disney or anything animated or cartoony, dog stuff, feathers, vanilla or melon scented stuff, coupons, clothes (it's hard enough already even for ME to find clothes for me!), makeup, rings (unless adjustable), items containing meat/fish (vegetarian since 1995!), food/drinks (I love to try stuff, but not until we get to know each other; no one’s mom would approve of taking candy from strangers grin)

Other than these, I would be delighted with anything you send! I look forward to receiving your mail. Thank you very much! :)

To me, it is disappointing to receive tourist postcards showing a place you're not from or in the same state/country you are (unless they are places I have an interest in, like the UK and Oregon, listed within my profile). Please save those for someone else, if possible. I would, however, be delighted to receive a postcard from YOUR own location/state :)

Would be swell if you dropped me a little note with the swap, especially if you're from another country. Kind of disappointing to get something from, like, 8000 miles away and it just says the name of the swap!

One of the best things in life, to me, is to think I can cheer up a random person's day, somewhere in the world! Reading your profile and trying to pick something I hope will make you happy is very gratifying.

We're all in this life together :)


Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies!
Ancalime rated for Water Postcards No.2 on Sep 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :)
juggalo4lyfe rated for Tongue Twister on a Postcard #2 on Sep 15, 2013
Comment: thank you for the card
Response: You're welcome! :)
treeza rated for Ransom Note on Sep 12, 2013
Comment: Oh My Gosh! seriously funny funny note it cracked me up big time!!! it also cracked my sister up when she read it!!
Response: Hehehe, awesome! I'm really glad :) Thank you! Take care
snarkious rated for Water Postcards No.2 on Sep 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the vintage postcard and incredible stamps. Perfect swap, I am really pleased!
Response: I am so happy to hear that :) Thank you!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: I don't know what was better...the cool card or what you wrote, LOL I busted a gut! Thank you so much! Hugs
Response: Awesome! I'm glad you liked it :) Thank you
Comment: I LOVE the Japanese PC, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :)
TerryF rated for NTG: Green is Good NC on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: LOVE your bouquet-with-googly-eye card and the stamps that had green tips on them too! lol Thx too for the extras! Good tip about the slippery paper - I have been saving it too but never thought of using it for washi. (";)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it all, Terry! :) Thank you!
Comment: Hi Julie, Thank you for reading my profile and sending so many fun and inspirational items. I appreciate the nice stamps on your art envelope too. Have a great school year.
Response: Awww, yay, thanks so much! :)
bgailk rated for I ♥ Postcards! International #5 on Aug 25, 2013
Comment: LOVE the pc you sent - had to sit right down and find the things! Thanks
Response: LOL, awesome! :) Thank you!
Mierna rated for Promote your country #2 on Aug 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you! This is one great card, and truly nice stamp, and I never had those 3D sticker, many great thanks!
Response: I'm really glad you like it! :) Thank you!
Comment: Hey Julie! Thank you for making my day and all the awesome goodies you included. I know we do swap a lot :) it's because we have good taste in swaps! Lol. Take care.
Response: Yes, yes we do! *grin* Thank you! :)
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Junier rated for Promote your country #2 on Aug 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard that dropped through my letterbox today :)
Response: You're welcome! :)
Rosei rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - June 2013 on Aug 14, 2013
Comment: Bwahahaha love your card, thank you :)
Response: Woot, thanks, Rosei! :)
Comment: Thanks for sending such great stuff! And inloved your work stories... I may never eat another hot dog again lol
Response: LOL! My work here is done! :) Take care and thank you :)
cbpoole rated for Make someones day for 46 cents #20 on Aug 13, 2013
Comment: Are you tired of sending to me, yet? I hope not because I enjoy getting mail from you! :) Thanks for the washi tape samples - I love them!
Response: Aww, I am very glad! Nope, you're a great swapper, too! Take care :) Thank you!
Comment: And we meet again! Thank you for the lovely assortment of paper that I'll be able to use in swaps! I love it and haven't seen a lot of these designs! Yay! :)
Response: Yay, matey-o! :) Man, I keep looking for bowling stuff to send you one of these days...
Comment: Thank you for the giggle... I am so happy it finally arrived.. maybe the dogs breath made a delay in customs :p
Response: LOL!!! Awww, yeah, that took a bit! I'm glad you liked it. Thank you! :) Take care

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angelgram on Jul 4, 2015:

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teli on Aug 11, 2014:

Surfed onto your profile while reading the forums and noticed that you just had a birthday (yesterday). Happy belated birthday!!

nikury on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines day Julie! ♥ ♥ (。◕‿‿◕。)

angelgram on Dec 2, 2013:
tumbochka on Jul 23, 2013:

Dear Julie, thank you for the stunning letter and the goodies you sent me! I'm so touched. I will reply asap. Hugs, Tanya

lorettadog on Jul 13, 2013:

HI! :oP

pne on Jul 4, 2013:

Thank you for your lovely little package with the postcards, the envelope, and the shorthand, and for your note! ♥ And I hope one day to be able to read the shorthand :) Need to get my books down off the shelf again someday and pick up where I left off. Thank you very much for everything!

tumbochka on Jun 27, 2013:

roaddummy on Jun 7, 2013:

Was wondering if you would like to do a swap anytime??? Let me know. I will swap a lot of things and it looks like you like a lot of the things that I do!! Welcome to Swap-Bot!!

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