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Rhino44

Rhino44
Date Joined: April 20, 2011
Last Online: January 19, 2022
Birthday: September 18
Country: United States

About Me

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 for texting friends. 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, Jackson Ford, 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

Maddashin rated for fpe : New Year Color samples on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: Nice color sample. It is one of the lighter colors I would use. So many are too light. Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’•
athanasiasmile rated for Chocolate (November) on Jan 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the big bag of Almond Joy, this chocolate is one of my favorites so it was extra special !
Response: Your welcome, I'm so glad it finally got there!
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Comment: Okie dokie, I’ll add to it and thank you for the special ATC :)
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Comment: Thank you for the journal. Sorry for the late rating.
riviwriter rated for CPG HandDrawn Penguins ATC - US on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: A knitting penguin!!! I love it so much <3 Happy new year :)
AvianAine rated for Saying HELLO from _____! - #1 on Jan 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your interesting letter, Janet. The pictures of the hawks - and the feathers! - made my day! What an exquisite extra! I loved to read about the Cooper's hawks, a bird species that does not occur in Europe. They seem very similar to 'our' sparrowhawks. I wish you another exciting 'bird summer'! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Comment: Awwww! What a package already! I opened the second one (January 7) and figured I'd hop on here to type my thoughts up as I go! Sooo.... the first one (National Hangover Day) CRACKED ME UP!! Girl YES! Hahaha!! Definitely going to be needing these on Saturday ;) Thank you, and happy new year to you too! Old Rocks Day... put these in my cactus potter next to my bed. How cool that these stones essentially went from PA to RI to now TN! Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day... awww this one is cute & thoughtful. I'll keep it in my wallet, lol! Measure Your Feet Day... LOL!! Going straight in my sewing box :D Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.... again this was so thoughtful because I absolutely love textures like this. Where did you get these?? Wow, thanks for sharing them with me and sending them my way. Absolutely lovely swap Janet!! Thank you so much!! I hope 2022 brings you health and joy <3
Response: I'm so glad you're so happy with everything -- I had a feeling you would be! This was really fun to put together. The sari fabric and papers are via Etsy, and the other fabric I just had lying around ;-) Happy, happy new year to you!!!
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Comment: Janet such a beautiful sentiment you have included in your journal spread. I think it is a sentiment all of us snail mailers feel every time we go to the mailbox. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to finish this journal and send it back to Michelle. Take care. Denise
Maddashin rated for Christmas Card with a surprise on Dec 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’• Great tuck ins
mariewilliams810 rated for A little taste of home on Dec 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
monsbrick rated for A little taste of home on Dec 17, 2021
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Comment: Hi Janet! Thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you!
DollyDotBoo rated for Holiday Fun - December on Dec 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much
Response: I'm so glad my second package reached you!! I hope you love the holiday surprises.
Vickyen rated for LLU: current read PC #4 on Dec 13, 2021
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Comment: Hi Janet! Thank for the fun pc and share about your current read! Did you wind up enjoying the book as much as the first one? All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
Response: I enjoyed the first book more, I have to say. But this one is getting rave reviews, so it may just not connect with me the way it does for others. It's definitely an interesting read, though!
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Comment: Thank you for the origami bookmarks, Janet!
KristenCat rated for Postcard Trifecta #3 on Dec 7, 2021
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Comment: thanks for the pc and fun stamps you used. my fave country i visited was new zealand but there are so many that come in a very close second. i love this world. hope you have a great holiday!
Artteacherjen rated for I love Hearts atc on Dec 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC! I may have to check out those virtual ballet lessons ;)
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Comment: Thanks for all the info! I've been to MA a few times and briefly in to RI but never to Newport. I would love to walk about everywhere-the wharf, the cliff, and enjoy some of the restaurants of course. Some of those homes are stunning and the lighthouses too.
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Comment: Thank you
DRMOM rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R64 on Nov 23, 2021
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Comment: Lovely spread. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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Comments

Fritosmom on Dec 26, 2021:

Merry Christmas -opened your pkg yesterday. Thank you for Walk in My Combat Boots by J. Patterson & M. Eversmann. One of my favorite authors & great subject. Happy New Year!

yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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

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