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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: July 22, 2021
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

09/15/2020: After almost a YEAR I finally am getting that move done. I left Seattle, went back to California, and am now in Nashville. Who would've thunk??? Life is weird.

10/28/2019: I'm moving!! I've been in Seattle for 5 long years and it's time for a change. I'm headed east and should be settled in a new city within the month, hopefully! Any mail received after 11/03/2019 will be forwarded to my dad's house, and I likely will not get to it until Thanksgiving. Once I'm all moved in I'll get back into swapping. Thank you for filling my mailbox in Seattle after all this time!

09/04/2019: I'm going on a 3 week trip around southeast Asia starting in mid-September, so any mail received during that time will not be rated until I return in early October!


Hello! My name is Analise, and I live in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (with my German Shepherd/Rottweiler rescue, Rutherford) but I grew up in a desert in California, and spent 5 years living in Seattle. My favorite color is grey, and my favorite animals are sharks! I'm one half Mexican, one half Italian & Lithuanian, so feel free to write in any of the respective languages to help me learn. I've travelled to Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland (and Northern Ireland for all you separatists), France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, Russia (2018 World Cup!), Singapore, Vietnam, and South Korea. I currently have seven tattoos, and can't wait to collect more!

Favorite Books

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

I don't really have the attention span for reading anymore (argh) but when I can finally simmer down, I love postmodern literature (hence Greene!), and some modernist works (like Tennessee Williams).

Currently by my bedside are

  • Narconomics by Tom Wainwright (an analysis on the economics of drug cartels--so fascinating!)

  • Richistan by Robert Frank (was given by a friend to learn about wealth. Hmmm)

Feel free to PM if you want to swap for either of these books. :)

Favorite TV/Movies

I don't have TV so I don't indulge, but I used to love documentary series on Viceland. Of the shows I have seen, my favorites are Will & Grace, Ink Master, Game of Thrones (except Season 8), Chernobyl, Dead Set On Life!, and It's Always Sunny!

My favorite movies are Mean Girls, Pulp Fiction, and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliche but I do really love most types of music--alternative, dance, rap, reggaeton amongst my favorites. My shower playlist currently includes "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" by J Balvin/Bad Bunny, "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp, "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard, and “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton.

I try to go to shows often, and I go to Coachella every year (I grew up a few streets away!). Other festivals I've been to include EDC Las Vegas, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, and 111 Music Festival. This year (2019) I’ll also be going to Bomfest (Edmonton, Canada), Outside Lands (San Francisco), and Austin City Limits!

Favorite Crafts/Art

I would be so happy to receive postcards, stationery, unused stamps, and washi! My only request with postcards (excluding those listed in Dislikes) is that if you are sending blanks, please don't send any touristy/destination ones. I think it's weird to get a card of a place I've never been to if there isn't a note that shows the sender has been there or otherwise has a connection to it, if that makes sense? If it's written, though, then I am so happy with tourist cards.

I myself am not much for stickers or coloring pages, but if I have young nieces who love things like that! They live pretty far so I like to send them mail regularly to surprise them. They are aged 13 and10, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers! Also have nieces 6mo and 3yo (she loves Captain America). Also have 4yo and 2yo nephews who love cowboys and sharks.

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing (charcoal, pencil), painting (oil, watercolor), and photography.

My favorite artists are:

  • Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Steele

  • Illustration: Henn Kim, Apollonia Saintclair

  • Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

Likes

I'll get on the ABC thing too! Here's "just a few of my favorite things" not mentioned already:

A - 80s Advertisements / Amusement parks / Aviation (esp. vintage)

B - Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Burlesque

C - Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Cider / Clouds (esp. cumulonimbus!) / Coffee

D - Daggers / Del Taco (there's only 1 in WA!) / Doughnuts / Drag

E - Eyeshadow / Expletives

F - Fairs & Festivals / Fashion / Film Cameras (I shoot 35mm) / Fireworks / Food / Formula Racing

G - Globetrotting / Guns (not in the NRA type of way... & oddly enough I'm a pacifist)

H - Halloween / Heart-shaped things / Herbal teas / Hiking (a new love of mine!!) / Hotels

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

K - Kit Kats / Kids (HA! Just kidding. Never having them)

L - LA Dodgers / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Memphis (design style, not city) / Money / Motorcycles

N - National Parks / Neon Signs

O - Okapis / Ombre / Opals / Otto von Bismarck / Outer Space

P - "Painterly" & "Photorealistic" art / Pasta / Peruvian Lilies

Q - Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about even though I don't understand it, LOL) / Quartz

R - Records (LPs but I also have 45s and 78s) / Reincarnation / Running

S - Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Soccer / Skulls

T - Textures (you could send a picture of denim and I'd be happy!) /Triangles / Typography (fave font is Helvetica)

U - Unpredictability / Urbanity / Unsaturated Fats (yes? no? This letter was hard)

V - Vegetarian / Volleyball

W - West Coast / Wine / World War II

X - /

Y - Yoga / Yuletide

Z - Zombies (cute ones like pin-ups otherwise I get bad dreams, lol)

Dislikes

Please don't send items with religious or cutesy/kawaii imagery. I'm perfectly fine receiving vulgar, provocative, or otherwise obscene cards (in fact I encourage those)!

My least favorite colors are yellows and neon lime green. I'm embarrassed to admit they make me physically nauseous, lol! Not embarrassed to admit they're ugly anyway.

And please, please, one of my only true pet peeves is when someone misspells my name. I get that it is very unusual, but as I get older, it starts to bother me more to see people write "Ana" or "Annelise" when my name is literally typed out in front of them. Other than these few things, I am very easygoing and I am so happy to receive anything! :)

Non-Raters & Flakers

Others have this list, so it must be useful, right? At least for me, I'm trying to be more diligent about making sure my swaps go where they need to be. Swapping is one of my favorite hobbies so I do put a lot of time and effort into what I send to others, and it is disheartening when people kind of disrespect that by not rating and then ignoring messages with offers of resending, etc. I'm also kind of a "neat freak" and so I like keeping my Swap-bot dashboard tidy and with swaps regularly moved to the archive (which I do after I have both rated AND been rated). Since I won't be rated for these apparently, this is my way of moving some swaps to the archive.

& I guess Flakers Hall of Shame...

Ratings

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suepier rated for WIYM: NAME ON FRONT PC SWAP on Aug 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Singapore.
LawLibrarian rated for Pride Month Postcard Swap on Aug 3, 2021
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Comment: TY!!
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Comment: Thank you for the post card. It's been so hot here, I'd love to be able to laze around the pool right now. Hope you get a few more pool time this summer. :)
VaGrammy66 rated for ABCUSA ~ PC with a Theme ~ Cities on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for Vancouver postcard!
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Comment: Thank you again for a great musician card, cool stamps and a great message! I remember reading about Aaliyah, shame she left us so young, but extra thanks for the song recs! And I never knew that ID magazine have that one-eye cover photo quirk, thanks for pointing it out!
debbiespoms rated for AN: National Kitten Day PC (US) on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: So loving the kitty PC, I got from you today! Thank you very much and for telling me about your kitty, you kind of grew up with. Sorry to hear, your dad let the kitty get overweight. That's not good. Esp. at the age she is now.😒 I have a Calico Tortoise color female cat. She is going to 11 years old. But I got her fixed when she was a year old and I right away put her on the healthy cat food. She isn't exactly skinny, but she's not overweight either. She is quite the stinker though & loved getting into things she's not supposed to, ha! But I love her anyway.
HennyPenny rated for Ugly PC Swap #34 on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: Your right...that Chagall is not very attractive. Especially his big ol nostril hole :) Thanks for the pc.
nanadiana rated for Black and White pc swap #89 on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Cafe Longhorn Ranch pc. Love the drawing. I've never been to Albuquerque but would love to visit one day. Take care!
MuggleMom rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #75 on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Love the unusual postcard and I agree with you on Seth and Leah as werewolves. I'm not ashamed to say I loved reading Twilight and then waiting impatiently for the movies. I hope we are partners again! xxMuggleMom
Kairbear rated for ABCUSA ~ A-Z Postcards ~ Letter F on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cool troll card! I think he’s kind of cute, in his own way!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cat card I love it! Nashville sounds lovely I’ve always wanted to visit it.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute donut-map postcard :)
kssunlover1947 rated for An: Teach Me #28 (US) on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the butterfly card and for telling me about it. Sounds like you had a great trip.
captkristi rated for SCATTS - E - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Great answers!! I have heard nothing but amazing things about Nashville! Maybe I will visit one day. I have never been to Canada. Bet that was great fun!!
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: wow! thank you so much! you are so sweet :)
apocaleepse rated for Quick Handmade PC! #9 on Jul 4, 2021
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Cgscdy rated for Creepy Postcard Swap on Jul 3, 2021
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Comment: Finally came 😊 tysm
Cellolady rated for Red Or Yelllow Post Card Swap on Jul 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

BusyB on Jun 29, 2021:

Please read your message from me on swap-bot. Inquiring about the AN Seashell Day PC swap. 🙂

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas

Christmas

Traceyk on Nov 14, 2020:

Hi there - Just checking to see if you received the swap Brighten My Week Notecard October #1. I mailed it from Arizona on October 8. I'd be happy to resend if it got lost. Thanks!

shellsajerseygirl on Oct 23, 2020:

Hello. I sent out a swap to you on the 8th. Of October. Which I am your partner. Just wanted to be sure your received this swap. the Group is WIYM / Swap: Anything Goes Postcard... I know some of the mail has been slowed lately theses days. Please let me know If I need too resend this swap.

grammypammy on Jun 3, 2020:

WnWHS ~ National Dairy Month

So sorry I haven't posted for this swap yet, but was out of town for the last 3 days.

Hugs, Pam

Poohtat on May 1, 2020:

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 26, 2019:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

amyscraftandmail on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland

Lisamarieforge on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile Disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland - one of my favourite books! :)

Alice Time for tea Vintage Alice

jenmcjen on Mar 24, 2019:

Hay I'm so happy you found and enjoyed it!

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