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Pika

Pika
Date Joined: March 19, 2022
Last Online: June 30, 2022
Birthday: November 28, 1976
Country: United States
Postcrossing

About Me

I deleted all social media accounts because they didn’t seem to have a good impact on either democracy or me. But I crave connection and I realized it's hard in real life - and felt a bit disconnected once I deleted my profiles. I am in my 40s and live with my husband and 2 cats.

Don’t feel you need to send extras. I am here to connect and make art.

How I spend my time: I work in management at a museum. I care about my job and museums as institutions. In general I spend time on my interests: nature, art, birdwatching, drawing, sketch books, embroidery, and Postcrossing. I like to go camping, canoe and generally to hang out and look for things in the woods.

Favorite Books

My cats are named for characters in a very funny book written by my favorite author of Comics/Graphic novels (Neil Gaiman) and another favorite author (Terry Pratchett).

I like literary fiction, speculative fiction, and graphic novels. My favorite graphic novel at the moment is an adaptation of Octavia Butler's the Parable of the Sower that came out.

The best book I read recently was by Warren Ellis: "Nina Simone's Gum". Seriously. Trust it.

Likes

  • I value kindness, humor and curiosity.
  • Blues, greens: cool (vs warm) colors in general
  • Science-y things
  • Postcrossing - the forum is my favorite place to swap
  • Animals who are RIDICULOUSLY cute or weird. Examples:

    • Pika (cute)
    • Spoonbills (weird)
    • Red panda (cute)
    • Opossum (really bizarre)
  • In general- unusually small things.

  • ATCs
  • Foraging
  • Birds
  • Native plants
  • Puzzles both picture and logic
  • Wordle and many of its spin-offs.

Things that I avoid

Alliums (shallots, onions, leeks, garlic - they make me sick.)

Polarization. I don’t hate you if you don’t vote like me. I don’t hate you if our countries don't get along.

Swarms. They creep me out.

Glitter.

When someone tries to convert me. I respect your deeply held beliefs, even if I don't want to join you in them. Please respect mine.

Favorite Television

I am woefully behind on everything. We're going to have to finally subscribe to Netflex and take a sabbatical to catch up.

I have enjoyed:

  • Insecure
  • Fleabag
  • Hanna
  • Wheel of Time
  • Dr. Who
  • Loki

Favorite Music

A strange smattering of things:

  • Ana Tijoux
  • Bomba Estéreo
  • Bowie
  • Kate Bush
  • The Clash
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Lizzo
  • MIA
  • Minski
  • Prince
  • Sleater-Kinney

Ratings

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Comment: LOVE this fungi alphabet! Thank you so much
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Endangered Species ATC on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: These cards are just perfect. I love them. Thank you for putting in so much effort and making them fantastic.
nomadmama rated for Alphabet ATC - H (round #2) on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: What do you mean the hamster wasn't going well? It's adorable, but I do love the H for Halloween. Also. Your notecard is fabulous. I think our temp foe the day you sent this swap was about 104. That is pretty unusual foe this early in June. We have had almost 10 days of 100+ temps since Memorial day. Yikes!
lsmahutchin rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - R on Jun 20, 2022
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Comment: Great cards - both of them! I LOVE the Bell Museum and take my boys there at least once a year. Fun to swap with someone local!
vlhafer54 rated for AAA: Woodland Animals on Jun 19, 2022
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Comment: These are gorgeous - I love them - Thank you so much!
Trinket rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - N on Jun 17, 2022
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Comment: There is something really atmospheric about this ATC card, thank you so much for sending me a 'night sky' themed ATC I adore it.
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Comment: I am so lucky to receive the most gorgeous zebra in the whole world! Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
MrsCaddy17 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - P on Jun 8, 2022
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Comment: Wow thank you I loved the ATC you sent me. I'm going to see some puffins in the wild soon hopefully. They love the cliffs a few hours away from where I live and hopefully they'll be there when I go. I hope you get to see some soon
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Alphabet Challenge #2 on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I love the cards!! My husband and I stayed in Minneapolis many years ago on a drive from Saskatchewan to Ontario - so nice!!
Softawoo rated for Altered PC Swap on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Emily!!! I love anything dog-themed and the colors are a cool combo. I also really appreciate your encouraging message! <3 Sorry it took me a bit to rate you. I'm catching up after having been overwhelmed for a while.
Response: No worries- I knew you would get to it. Hope things are looking up!
BusyB rated for AMA: Collaboration Puzzle Fun #1 on May 31, 2022
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Comment: Hello Emily, Very cool altered puzzle pieces! The owl is my favorite. Thank you and for the mail art envie and the cute washi. So excited to be in this swap series! I really enjoyed your note as well and appreciate you reading my profile and your words of encouragement. Give your cats an ear rub from me. ❤️
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute inchies and extras!
Sonya rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - O on May 21, 2022
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Comment: What a great card and the Opossum facts were a riot!!! Thanks much.
captkristi rated for AMA: Things with Wings -May on May 17, 2022
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Comment: Emily, this is incredible! This is likely the most creative swap package I have received in 2 years of swaps. It's LOVELY!!! From one end to the other it is so engaging. The textures, the laughs (oh did I laugh!) and all the cool little things. The map smells like my grandparents books and I love that so much. I really really enjoyed this envelope. Thank you. That paper you used for the Zine is super cool. Feels wonderful.
Response: Thank you for this review! It made me smile. I am so glad you laughed. it was a bit of a risk...the paper- I'll look up the name and send it to you. I think it's a printmaking paper. I have in the big parent sheet size.
Trinket rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - L on May 17, 2022
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Comment: Amazing card, lovely hand painted space dog. Deffo worth the wait to open, your hand written letter included in the envie was so tidy and a delight to read. Thank you
Response: Thank you! I am so glad it arrived safely!
AZmom875 rated for AtB Simple Profile PC Swap on May 16, 2022
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Comment: What a joy in my mail box today. Thank you so much for the special zebra postcard, and the kind words.
Response: I am glad you liked it!
MissRich rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - M on May 13, 2022
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Comment: I love this lil Marmot ATC! Your art is a treasure!
Response: Thank you so much for saying that! I am glad you liked it.
shellbee8 rated for Vintage PC Swap (USA) on May 12, 2022
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Comment: So cool!
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Dodo ATC and highly amusing Hiking Blazes zine! I really enjoyed both. And your envelope was fantastic. I have been trying to figure out the weave.
Response: Yay! I am glad you liked it!
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Comment: Oh my God, I can't even! I'm amazed at your skills, I've never tried embroidering like that because I'm not sure if I can get it right. First, when I unpacked your envelope I fell in love with the flower bookmark. So well done! And hey, a nice dancing lady in red. To be honest, I didn't recognize her at first. ^^; But when I read your note I teared up a little bit. Thank you for putting so much thought into the Kate Bush bookmark! It's way too precious to be used for a book I carry with me, for now it's sitting in my new book shelf. But one thing I can tell you is that this is most defintiely one of the most precious things I own. If my house was on fire, this would be one of the things I'd rescue. (Pets first, of course,) Thank you so so much! I wish I could give you a big hug. And sorry for the late rating, I got a bit overwhelmed.
Response: I'm so excited to see this! I couldn't wait for you to get it. I watched the Wuthering Heights video like 20 times to do that. :) I am so pleased that you like it. I really had a lot of fun with it.

Rating Overview

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:

hi

rsj244 on May 15, 2022:

Hi Pika! Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for hosting that Inchies Swap! I look forward to joining :) :) :)

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