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basykes

basykes
Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I have a #1 rating for a swap I have sent to Malalysia TWICE and even have a .jpg of the last time I sent it, but my partner won't respond to my messages. How do I get rid of the #1?

I am a sedentary type (because I am large sized!), who is a TV addict and avid reader. I love writing, internet, movies. Love writing letters. Have kept a daily blog since 2000--more than 8,000 entries

Raised 5 children and have two granddaughters, born in 2008 and 2011. I sponsor several children around the world with Compassion International

Live with husband of 57 years (as of 6/26=22), our son and his wife, and Ned's dog, Bouncer.

Walt saved for travel in our retirement and we have traveled a bit in the last few years. England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Russia, China, Istanbul, a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, and Ukraine--good thing we went when we did because it may be awhile before that becomes a tourist destination again! I spent six wonderful weeks in Australia in 2003. I will never make my dream trip, now -- a photo safari in Africa. My body couldn't handle it any more.

Love seeing new places and meeting new people! I am pro-choice and supported Marriage Equality, but have a good friend who is vehemently opposed to both and we are still friends, so I am polite to those with whom I disagree. Just don't try to convert me...and I won't try to convert you.

Favorite Books

  • "East of Eden" (and all Steinbeck)
  • "Prince of Tides" (Pat Conroy)
  • "The Mother Tongue" (Bill Bryson)

  • Any Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Harlan Coben, Vince Flynn, Patricia Cornwell (when she was good), David Baldacci, James Patterson (before he became a book-writing factory and the quality dipped way down)

  • Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series

  • I like biographies and autobiographies and really any good story.

Favorite Television

Outlander, Stephen Colbert, Jeopardy, NCIS (and LA), Criminal Minds, Young Sheldon, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, any good medical drama, Amazing Race, and many of the Food Network shows.

Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Designated Survivor, Schitt's Creek, Northern Exposure and so many others.

Postcards I like

  • Animals, especially dogs, horses, elephants, whales.
  • Inge Look
  • Babies (human or animal)
  • Australian scenes
  • African scenes
  • Russia scenes
  • China Scenes
  • Van Gogh
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Smiley faces
  • Ocean scenes
  • Judy Garland
  • Anything showing books, writing, or typewriters
  • Theaters (inside or out)
  • Anything that makes you go "awww"
  • funny cards
  • "message" cards

Things I Love

  • CHOCOLATE!!!
  • The color red
  • Irish and Scottish things
  • All animals, especially dogs, horses, elephants and whales
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Washi tape
  • Rubber stamps on wood blocks
  • Stamp pads
  • Rainbows
  • Vintage music & movies (40s and 50s)
  • Show music
  • World music
  • Stickers, any kind
  • Peanuts stuff (love Snoopy)
  • Muppets stuff
  • books
  • audio books
  • strawberries (the fruit, the scent, the color)
  • I'm addicted to juice oranges and mandarins

Things I'm not so fond of

  • tea (it's ok, but not a favorite)
  • licorice
  • dark chocolate
  • Anything Goth
  • Religious stuff
  • Violence of any kind
  • tattoos
  • jewelry (I wear very little)
  • make-up (I don't wear it)
  • the color orange (I don't wear it)
  • Heavy metal
  • Prejudice of any kind, particularly homophobia
  • Cruelty to any animals
  • Donald Trump

Favorite Foods

Because my latest swap includes food, recipes, etc, here is a list of some of my favorite foods

  • milk chocolate
  • pastries
  • Dungeness crab
  • Mexican food
  • Chinese food
  • fruits (especially strawberries, pineapple, bananas, fresh oranges)
  • artichokes
  • avocados
  • popcorn
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts & Toasted almonds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Peet's French Roast Coffee

Did you not receive my swap?

A beautiful comment borrowed from ( Kvwanderlost ) , which I am adding after a particularly nasty comment I received:

I am in Swap-Bot to have fun as I believe the majority of all you wonderful nice people are! So please don't write to me with attitude if I missed something or forgot something or overlooked something. I am very happy to make something up to you if I messed up but could you please be nice about it? Also if you didn't receive my swap could you please send me a message first instead of throwing out a 1? I always send my swaps and if you didn't receive it most likely it has been lost by the post office and I will always send a replacement if you will just let me know. Just send me a nice private message and it's done! Let's have fun folks, this isn't a place for powertrips or freakouts about something that is supposed to be a fun hobby.

Also, before getting angry about something sent "3 hours late," consider that there are personal things going on in other people's lives, and cut them a little slack.


Ratings

KSENiA rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Thank you! Really liked the musical pictures.
SkaGirl rated for Postcards Please #6 on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! :)
paperlover rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #15 on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Audrey Hepburn postcard and list of a named actresses. I'm surprised it made it to me because there is no stamp on it
WildStick rated for Any State Post Card swap on Jun 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I would definitely be terrified to be that high up!
mchesser12 rated for Postcards About Me - C on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the Colorado postcards. Your three Cs could be mine. Coffee was on my list. My life is full of clutter and I am raising two girls.
marclively rated for Famous People PC Swap on Jun 20, 2022
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RedheadLady rated for WTF PC Swap R8 on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the different PC.
RedheadLady rated for Postcards About Me - A on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PC.
Maddashin rated for New Pen Pal on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
Cindymt rated for *Just write* email #3 on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
Jjean rated for *Just write* email #3 on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Wow, fast & interesting..... Thank you for sharing....
HappyMom rated for Postcards About Me - B on Jun 12, 2022
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Comment: Welcome to the Breaking Bad bunch! LOL - such a great series! And I love the lobster card - made me want some for dinner!
HexG rated for 🍓🌼Simple Summer ☀️🍋🍦 on Jun 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks you ~
Teraecau rated for Travel Questionnaire on Jun 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for your interesting answers regarding your travel experiences. :) It was a lot of fun to get a glimpse of your adventures!
SkaGirl rated for Which one would you prefer? on Jun 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! :)
dorcii rated for Travel Questionnaire on May 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for your email :) I missed reading more stories from you, eg. which 24 countries you visited, or why you think you would not get to South Africa. But I really liked your honeymoon story! :D
Singlecrafter rated for Travel Questionnaire on May 27, 2022
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Johndeeregurl44 rated for Which one would you prefer? on May 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap.
ahywka rated for Which one would you prefer? on May 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing this little insight into you :)

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Comments

Snaileditcrafts on May 30, 2022:

Simple Summer Swap! Thanks for joining! p

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

yvonne401 on Oct 2, 2019:

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

Blessings,

Yvonne

stiffneck78 on May 8, 2019:

Profile check! Enjoy your day.

kpfree on Mar 7, 2019:

Hi Bev! This is Kyra and your penpal for the January February March Penpal swap. Your letter is going out today! Ive enjoyed tremendously our correspondence. I am sending you a belated birthday wish and to many more wonderful experiences in your life! Bye for now! Kyra

kpfree on Jan 15, 2019:

Hi Bev! Kyra here and your penpal for the Jan-Feb-Mar 2019 letter swap arrived today. Thank you for the 2 interesting postcards you included. THe egghead postcard up close was very interesting! Enjoyed very much a bit about who you are and your likes and dislikes as well as how things are for you right now! Awesome! Will be writing back and chatting with you. Will write something this week for you and mail it out. If you want you can read my profile to get a small snapshot of my beingness in the world. It was fun to connect with you! Enjoyed seeing the washi coffee or tea cups tape across the back flap of the envie!

tamtamlee on Jan 4, 2019:

Happy New Year Bev!

January Letter went out today for the "January, February, March 2019 Letters"

FiveAcres on Nov 20, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving

grammypammy on Mar 6, 2018:

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