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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: June 29, 2022
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 half Mexican, half Italian & Lithuanian, so feel free to write in any of the respective languages to help me learn. I've travelled to Canada, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, Russia (2018 World Cup!), Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea, and Italy. I currently have eight 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:

  • In Search of Captain Zero by Alan Weisbecker (surfing/travel memoir)

  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (kind of about applying economics principles to everything in the world)

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), Archer, Succession, 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 โ€œTennessee Whiskeyโ€ 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, 111 Music Festival, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza.

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.

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, Robert Mapplethorpe

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 / Alcohol (bartender here) / Art Deco / Aviation (esp. vintage)

B - Ballroom Dance / Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Bunny Yeager / Burlesque

C - Camp (the aesthetic/style) / Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but I still love the iconography) / Chess / Classic Rock / Clouds / Coffee

D - Daggers / Del Taco (fave EVER) / Desert / Doughnuts / Drag

E - EDM / 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 / Hollywood Regency / Hotels

I - Iconography

J - Jazz / Jewels / Jukebox

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

L - LA Dodgers / Lavender / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Memphis (design style, not city) / Midnight / Money / Motorcycles / Mr. Men Little Miss

N - National Parks / Neon Signs

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

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

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

R - Records (78s mainly but also have some 45s) / Reincarnation / Roses

S - Sailor Jerry / Sarcasm / Sewing / Skateboarding / Skulls / Snakes / Soccer / Surfing

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

U - Unpredictability / Urban (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? Swapping is one of my favorite hobbies so I do put a lot of time, effort, and money 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

SkaGirl rated for Fun picture of yourself on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! What a great picture! :)
SkaGirl rated for Tree PC Swap on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the Sojourner card! I'll be adding it to my postcard wall at school in the fall!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and for reading my profile! As a teacher, it's awesome that you were able to build relationship with your teacher. ,
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Mattie mail...they loved the butterfly stationery you sent for them!
Response: Yay, so glad to hear that! Did the package from eBay ever arrive? I think it was sent first class mail without tracking but I can look into more if it hasn't shown up yet!
ArtfulFig rated for Flower Power, the 2022 Edition #4 on Jun 23, 2022
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Comment: I love the postcard you sent. The illustrations of the flowers is lovely. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Hi Analise. Thank you for joining my swap and for the quotes/facts. You chose some good ones. I love the postcard!
aero rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #2 on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you ๐Ÿฆ‹
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Comment: I love the postcard you sent of the tree. I know that Germany has a lot of silver birch trees so I'm not sure where the origin is of the one you sent. It's beautiful nonetheless! Thank you.
ch23 rated for Vintage tourist Swap #22 on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: Super card with the date grove. Love the stamps too! I enjoy date squares but I don't think I have ever had a plain date. Have a great day!
Fullsteampowell rated for WTF PC Swap R10 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: It is odd, but I kinda like it!
AZmom875 rated for AMMM: Junk Mail Envie Swap on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: what a great card, message, envelope, stamps, and junk mail. Thank .
ultracinematik rated for Mountain PC Swap on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. I took the Edmonds ferry across the sound and spent a long day saying goodbye to the Olympic National Forest before moving back down to so cal. Did the hike to Cape Flattery near Neah Bay. Makes me wish I could still get out into nature like that, but there is nowhere else like that and I can't hike anymore.
Response: Cape Flattery is GORGEOUS!! So happy you got to hike it in one last PNW hurrah <3
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #299 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me.
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Comment: Thank you for the card. The stamps are amazing! I hope you had a great time kayaking.
shellbee8 rated for Space Postcard swap #2 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I love it!
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Comment: Bwahaha my doll would burst into flames upon setting foot in there... XD
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Comment: Thank you for the dark humor postcard and beautiful quotes! It's quite fitting for Edgar Allan Poe
heidiblooms rated for SCATTS - D - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Jun 19, 2022
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Comment: Love this PC and the scatts you chose! Thank you!

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

AlyssaLynnWrites on Jan 16, 2022:

Just here to say โ€œhi, new bestieโ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

yvonne401 on Sep 7, 2021:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because โ™ฅ

Christmas Christmas

Christmas

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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