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Rhino44

Rhino44
Date Joined: April 20, 2011
Last Online: September 21, 2021
Birthday: September 18
Country: United States

About Me

Someone sent me a surprise birthday card -- thank you, Joy in OK!!! I don't know your user name, but if you PM me, I will be happy to thank you directly. That was super sweet and thoughtful -- I really appreciate it!

Nov. 2020: I'm back on Swap-Bot after several years off. Not much of anything below has changed!

I'm a writer and editor and only use my cell phone to text a few people. I love reading, drinking tea, listening to music, trying new things, walking by the ocean, and puttering in my vegetable garden or gazing at my houseplants.

I also love travelling -- so far, I've been to England, Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, and China (twice!). Not much travelling in the US, though: New England (where I've lived for most of my life), New York, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, California, and Las Vegas. Hubby and I have a tuxedo rescue kitty named Jasper, no kids.

Apparently "rhino" has a political meaning, but that is not why it's my user name -- I just mean the animal. I really like rhinos, but I love badgers!

Oh yeah, and I think puns are awesome.

Favorite Books

I mostly read mysteries (cosy or noir), chick lit, nonfiction (travel, nature, science, memoir), and romance. I prefer fiction that has a sense of humor -- not a fan of "women's fiction" or weepies.

Some authors I love are C.S. O'Cinneide, Naomi Novik, Cat Sebastian, Tessa Dare, Dorothy Sayers, Gregory Maguire, P.G. Wodehouse, Jasper Fforde, Tim Moore, Ian Rankin, Ellis Peters, Gerald Durrell, and Terry Tempest Williams.

I read a teeny bit of fantasty: Kristin Cashore and Melissa Caruso.

David Harsent and Kim Addonizio are my favorite contemporary poets.

I read a lot and can easily read a book in a day. The public library is my friend.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a writer, not an artist, but I've started making ATCs, art journals, and zines. I love exploring this new form of expression and creativity. It's really fun!

I do yoga and take ballet class over Zoom. I love modern dance, and the Mark Morris Dance Group is my favorite dance company.

I play bass (guitar), a teeny bit of lap dulcimer, and I'm slowly teaching myself to play Renaissance music on the mandolin.

I used to knit a lot, but now I just have a lot of yarn, hah.

Favorite Music

I listen to music every single day. Right now, lots of jazz, world music, and top 40, but also stuff like David Bowie, Living Colour, Honey Honey, and Bad Joanie.

Favorite Food

I like everything, and love trying new flavors. However, my husband is allergic to peanuts and also has celiac disease, so if you send me any recipes, please make sure they don't call for wheat flour or peanuts.

Postcards

I prefer my postcards written on and stamped. I like tourist postcards, scenery, animals, famous authors or musicians, all types of art images (especially tilework and Islamic art). Cutsey is not usually my thing, although one of the things I like about Swap-bot is seeing what different people like to send, so if that's what you're longing to send, go for it! No crude, violent, or sexual images, though.

Ratings

lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R63 on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fabric scrap😊. It’s like you know me. It’s wonderful.
Artteacherjen rated for CPG HandDrawn ATC - Global on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Your cat looks so comfy!! Thank you!
ThrivingWell rated for ILB: Notable Notes on Sep 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for your notecard & extra n.c. w/ env. I love meeting peeps from all over our world, too. Lately, though, it seems any international swap I join gives me US swappers; I wonder if they’ve changed the algorithms. ~ Z
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Eiffel Tower postcard, I love it! Newport is one of my most favorite places :) So much to do and see and the "summer cottages" are amazing!
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Comment: I also write on the back of postcards for the note to my partner. It feels very special to get such a pretty PC from you!
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Comment: I loved your letter, Janet! I feel the same with living and besides the house (we live in a flat) I live similar to you. Health is a big thing I am grateful for too! Stay safe!!! ❤️
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Comment: I haven't even heard of those books, I'll have to check them out! Thanks for the pc and for joining!
Candace rated for Traveling Letter Set #3 on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: It has arrived timely and safely! Unfortunately no international travel plans for me this year, thanks to COVID restrictions :(
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Comment: Passing it on
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Comment: Thanks!
sera rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Sep 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the post card! I think it got stuck in the sorter going through the mail because some of your message was torn off but I could read the bottom half. I’ve never been to Rome! It sounds very chaotic, I would be overwhelmed as a driver or a pedestrian lol!
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Comment: Yum!! Loved your note and menu - Indian is one of my favorites and now I live in a town that has NO indian restaurants...so bummed!! I'm learning how to make dal in my Instapot:)
shellbede rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R62 on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: I like the page you did in the journal but my favorite part was the lovely letter you included and the photos! Thank you, it made my day. Cheers!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! It's incredible that buildings this old are still standing today!!
DollyDotBoo rated for FTLOC#1-Quick Bookmark Swap-int on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome bookmarks.
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Comment: I like those websites too. Thanks for the cute deer pc.
questionauthority13 rated for Photo Journal USA on Aug 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks. I loved reading about the hawks & Jasper (who's adorable by the way).
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Comment: Thank you for this postcard. I would like to be there at the same time of year this photo was taken, WOW!
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Comment: OMG i think this may be my favorite swap to date. i absolutely LOVED the postcards you sent me (especially the john lennon one 😉) and the JD Salinger library card !!! thank you so much !!!
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Comment: Thanks so much ! I hope you have a great day!

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Comments

ladydy5 on May 26, 2021:

Welcome to our group artistically inclined! Fun group.

Drachenfrau on Mar 17, 2021:

I'm in love with your beautiful Haiku on the frog-postcard! Thank you so much!!! ❤️

sammieianime on Aug 2, 2014:

Im glad you enjoyed the Mark Twain Quotes :D I was watching an old award show for Ellen and it was the Mark Twain Prize (some award). I thought Mark Twain had some neat quotes. I have done John Wayne, Dr. Suess and now Mark Twain....who will be next lol. Only the Sammie knows lol. Im sorry your partner flaked. However, I am glad I got to send you some quotes :D hehe. Hugs :D

arianneroxa on May 3, 2014:

Awh! I'm so glad that you liked the postcard that I sent, and I'm even happier to see that you'll be in a few of my upcoming swaps. :) Thanks so much for being such a great swapper. xo Arianne

FrancescaP on Jan 29, 2014:

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the fantastic teas, I received them yesterday and you truly made my day! It's the first time I see my name on the packages, it's such a sweet idea... I'm humbled by your generosity, thanks a million!!!

Havfrue on Oct 5, 2013:

Thank you so much for the Harrier Beecher Stowe postcard that you sent me. I am so happy!!!

lorettadog on Sep 18, 2013:

Thank you for participating in my very first swap! :o)

Sandy :o)

tingtinga2602 on Sep 18, 2013:

Happy birthday and may your wishes come true. :D

carmen on Jul 29, 2012:

Thanks for joining the Lapsang swap!

carmen on Jul 14, 2012:

Oooh, I like your music picks.

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