Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 1:54 pm


Date Joined: July 11, 2007
Last Online: January 30, 2023
Birthday: September 25
Country: United States
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About Me


My name is Kurtis and I was born and raised around the Twin Cities in Minnesota. In 2011 I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and have been here since. I have a teenage child and a cat named Rigby. I graduated with a degree in PC and Web Development in December 2019 and have been working as a web developer for the State of Nebraska.Prior to going back to school I worked as a cook for nearly 20 years. .I've cooked all kinds of food from the local bar and grill, to corporate chains and onto fine dining. I still work in a kitchen part time at an upscale Italian place nearby. Restaurant work is something I have a lot of respect for and it's an environment that has made me feel at home.

I joined swap-bot back in 2007 as a joke with my (ex) wife at first, but then I found the postcard swaps and discovered that I really enjoy sending and receiving postcards. My activity on here has been on and off over all these years, however the pandemic found me rediscovering this site and getting into swapping again.

Some other random things about me:

I am into politics and following current events, kayaking, being outdoors and getting exercise when I can. Recently completed my first half marathon and am poised to do another next year.

I send swaps on time or will contact you if there are any delays. I try to rate as soon as possible. If you haven't received something from me, please let me know so I can make the necessary corrections.


I enjoy making postcards and typically join/host handmade postcard swaps. For the last year or two I have been hosting the Quick Handmade Postcard (QHPC) swaps and have played around with other themed ones, though I prefer the 'anything goes' where I don't feel limited to stay within a certain lane.

Last spring I got into soap making and enjoyed learning about that process while trying to improve my technique. Soap making also lead me to make my own shampoo and bath bombs. I'd like to get into candle making, but I am not quite ready to go down that rabbit hole yet, I'd like to perfect my soaps first.

I also enjoy making collages, painting, photography, and have wanted to try my hand at stencils/street art but that has still remained on the back burner for now.

Favorite Movies

A few I really like:

  • Locked, Stocked and Two Smoking barrels
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Annie Hall
  • Love and Death
  • Manhattan
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch
  • Mushrooms
  • Big Lebowski
  • Royal Tenenbaums
  • SLC Punk

Favorite Books

Never was much of a reader. Always felt like I didn’t have the attention span or was intimidated by having to read. Guess I was used to having due dates, papers to write and being tested on the materials. Made it seem like a big task. Then I signed up for an audiobook app (scribd) and started listening to audiobooks while taking walks, runs and such. Then there were some books I really wanted to listen to, but weren’t on the site, so I had to read them. From there, I started reading a lot more. Usually I have an audiobook going and one that I am reading. I am a big fan of Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson. I am more drawn to reading the beat writers and the counterculture/hippie writers. Some other writers I have enjoyed are Bret Easton Ellisand Anthony Bourdain. Usually I stick to fiction or some horror (Creepypastas). I am not a huge fan of Fantasy/Science Fiction.

Some Favorites:

  • Bongwater

  • Michael Hornburg

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / Hell's Angels - Hunter S. Thompson

  • Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck

  • Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon

  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk

  • The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis

  • Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerney

  • On the Road / The Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac

  • Kitchen Confidential / Medium Raw - Anthony Bourdain

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of news, these are some of my favs:

  • Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
  • Jimmy Dore Show
  • Moment of Clarity
  • Get Your News on with Ron
  • The Zero Hour

Outside of news..

  • Modern Family
  • Quantum Leap
  • Home Movies
  • The Wonder Years (Original)
  • American Dad / Family Guy
  • The X-Files
  • Walking Dead
  • Rick and Morty
  • Portlandia
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Cowboy Bebop

Favorite Music

My music taste is rather eclectic. Just not a huge fan of death metal or country music. Not to say I won’t listen to those if someone suggested a song on a postcard or wanted me to listen. I can dig the older metal or older country/folk music a little more.

Recently purchased and old Zenith record player and have been diving into the wonderful world of vinyl! It has been a pleasure digging through old dusty records in dank record stores and taking a chance on random LPs. One of the best things about having a record player is that I’m actually listening to music again and it also keeps me less occupied with politics. So, overall, good for my health!

Been listening to a lot of jazz since getting the record player (Vince Guaraldi, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Bossa Nova compilations..)

I am a huge fan of The Smiths! I also like Talking Heads, The Police, Elliot Smith, Miami Horror, Stark Reality, Jamiroquai. Two of my favorite (Pandora) stations to play, especially while getting crafty, are Thievery Corporation and Pete Rock. Both of those stations are pretty chill and great for zoning into craft projects. Jamiroquai radio and English Beat radio are also pretty good. A little more upbeat and have wide ranges.

Random Likes

  • Bicycles
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Handmade things
  • Running
  • Politics
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Puzzles
  • Postcards
  • Mushrooms
  • Beer
  • Cannabis culture
  • 1960's / 70's / 80's / 90's
  • Beatniks
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Painting
  • Art Museums
  • Cities
  • Nature
  • Snowy days
  • rainy days
  • Sunshine
  • Stars / Planets / Space
  • Bars
  • Wind chimes
  • Autumn
  • Books
  • Cooking


If you are having trouble what to send, checkout my likes, though I will be fine with whatever you send. If you have some kind of inappropriate postcard you, perhaps, are too afraid to send to someone, I am your person. In fact, I do enjoy postcards like that, so please don't be afraid to send it my way.


Burger1girl rated for Splash of Color on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: I LOVE it!! The splash of color is one of my favorite colors to paint with. (I am an artist) You did a great job on ceiling it. I like that. The background is perfect with the splash. Thank you so much! Happy Swapping!
aurelas rated for Bad joke postcard swap #6 on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: I'm crazy about the bat postcard! Thank you! And my daughter is going to love the joke--Twix are her favourite. :D
coolcamaro rated for Bad joke postcard swap #6 on Dec 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Funny thing is I actually don't like elevators.
mle rated for QHPC #19 on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Different eyes indeed.
coleenfranks rated for Postcard With a Doodle on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Cute doodle and I love the card. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you
Corina rated for Quick Handmade PC! #18 on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap! First time I get a collaged postcard, its very cool and you created a very strong image.
Response: Thank you for getting back with your rating and thank you for playing!
Comment: Thank you for the spooky postcard! i love it so much
ElenaMaz rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #5 on Sep 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Beach Black & White pc, just arrived this morning!!
ScrappinBud rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #5 on Sep 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice NM postcard!
brooklynbunch rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #5 on Aug 27, 2022
Comment: Great card--thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)
brooklynbunch rated for Book Club PC on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: Nice!Great job on the postcard..thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Mark63 rated for PRICKLY CRITTER POSTCARD on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Sorry for the delay in rating.
Eulegirl rated for Play on Words PC on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun kitchen themed pun card and your kitchen themed pun!
mle rated for Play on Words PC on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Nice triple pun!
carterj rated for Quick Handmade PC! #17 on May 21, 2022
Comment: Liked your back ground as well!
Librarychick55 rated for Vintage Post Card Swap. on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard!
mariewilliams810 rated for I’m Not From Here #5 on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
loverofpostcards rated for I’m Not From Here #5 on Apr 24, 2022

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mle on Dec 1, 2022:

Thanks for hosting so many great handmade postcard swaps. I look forward to the next one.

Sharila on Mar 28, 2009:

Hello, I created 3 new swaps in the Psychology group, please come and check them out!

BarbaraMartinsDeSousa on Feb 17, 2009:

Thank you for the cd, I love it :D

By the way, great chicken with human head, ahah *

voodooninja on Nov 11, 2008:

Brother @Jib916 has started The Revolution's very first swap here.

I am encouraging everyone to support the cause and sign up!

Long live The Revolution!

doublekissable on Oct 9, 2008:

I would love to see a picture of your car!!!

sunnysidey on Sep 16, 2008:

The HPC would like to see your handmade postcards! Please read this thread in the forum for details!

voodooninja on Sep 1, 2008:

Welcome. Long live the revolution!

PostMuse on Aug 24, 2008:

I have started a discussion on the Handmade Postcard Club forum about the possibility of an interim group since the founder, @TeraBACat hasn't logged on in so long. I hope you will post your thoughts.

nancyflamingo on Aug 23, 2008:

Hey Kurtis! Love the "Omniscient Puddle of Doom" card! Thanks for sharing.

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