Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2022 12:10 am


Date Joined: November 15, 2008
Last Online: July 19, 2020
Birthday: July 31, 1951
Country: United States

About Me

NOTE: Please email me if you do not receive something in a swap. I ALWAYS send, and almost always in the first 2-3 days after partners are assigned.

I have lots of interests, hobbies, passions. My longer life paths have been in education, sales and writing. I am at present an editor with a great educational publisher, and on weekends, I enjoy working with adults who have autism.

I live with my beloved dog, Sunny. I lost my two old girls. Dear little Sissy died last summer after bravely surviving Cushings to live to age 14. My precious Sammy died just after Thanksgiving 2012. She was a wonderful dog, lived 16.5 years. I was very lucky to have them so long.

I spend a lot of time on the computer, mostly playing online Scrabble and other fun word games on Facebook. I also love sudoku. I have a lifelong goal of writing a book...but haven't done so yet. I need to make this happen.

I love color and design, and if I were to collect art, it would be a hodgepodge. I'd have Wyeth and Miro, Dali and Matisse, Warhol and at least one or more of the darker Dutch painters...all in the same space.

I like things that are fun and funny, especially when combined with female images or ideas. I really like girlfriend sorts of things, female humor and soft-core feminist things.

Favorite Movies

I love to see movies and I have many favorites: I watch Love Actually at least once a year and always at Christmas, While you Were Sleeping and Notting Hill and Pretty Woman almost once a year; I am a sucker for happy endings. I loved The Blind Side! I like anything starring Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn, Kevin Kline, COLIN FIRTH. Favorite movie of all time is possibly Love Actually...no, maybe it's The Intouchables or Breakfast at Tiffany's or To Kill A Mockingbird or Fried Green Tomatoes or The Secret Life of Bees...I give up!

Favorite Books

Books, now there's a favorite subject. There are books all over my house. Everywhere you look, books. They are piled neatly, mostly, 2 stacks deep and all the way to the top. My list of favorites will be short, because otherwise it would be too long: To Kill A Mockingbird, Prayer For Owen Meany, Lovely Bones, Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Life of Bees, The Fault in Our Stars. After listing such wonderful stories, I must also add that I love mysteries and detective series of all kinds. I adore the Robert Parker books, Inspector Hamish novels, even ate up the too-violent Prey series by John Sandford. Recently I became addicted to Janet Evanovitch's wacky skip tracer novels about Stephanie Plum. In a different vein, I also have read every single Jodie Picoult. Loved Eat, Pray, Love. Love The Help. A recent favorite novelist is Jojo Moyes. Oh, so many books, yay!

Favorite Crafts

I like to make all kinds of things. I love the idea of making things from outdoor natural materials, like pinecones, sweet gum balls, moss, nut shells and pinecone petals. But I also like glitzy colorful things and enjoy almost all mediums: paint, magic marker, pencil. Stickers and fabrics of all types are fun, as are the different materials and things used in scrap-booking.

I love all sorts of paper. In fact, I have boxes of it, much of it samples from paper companies that I collected when I was in paper sales! PAPER IS ME!

My favorite color is yellow, although I use a lot of earth tones when creating, especially since many of the things I make, like wreathes or nut people, are made from fruits of nature. I also like to make things using paper, buttons, dried flower petals and fabric and any kind of whimsical doodad.

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV, and usually while doing other things. I do Netflix and watch a lot of PBS so not that much "regular" TV. Love those morning news shows, prefer Good Morning America. Love Sunday Morning with Charles Osgoode. Jeopardy is a favorite TV shows. Love many PBS features, foremost of which is Downton Abbey.

What I Collect

I would collect much more if it weren't for a space issue. For now, I collect antique valentines, vintage handkerchieves, wind-up toys, and of course, postcards. I started but have not much expanded collections of old light finials and salt/pepper shaker sets. So many wonderful things, so little time (and space).


Fabriqueen rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the Indiana PC and note! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
paperlover rated for Surprise Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcards.
banjobraids rated for Surprise Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Very cool choices! Love the drum one especially, but they're all good. THANKS! :):):)
noone7212 rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! You've been to some great places :-)
Joeanniee rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 26, 2020
Unicorny rated for International PenPals - Spring 2020 on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the tea! Can't wait to write back!
tizzicat rated for Interest me no. 81 on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: Looks interesting. It's on the list.
AlisonKingWriter rated for Poetry Postcard on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely poem and card! Stay well <3 Al (ps- I'm glad you like my profile! :) )
michlove rated for Weird Holidays - Rescue Dog Day on May 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Chris, Thanks for the cool handmade card featuring all your recue dogs! What a sweet tribute ;) Also thanks for the bookmarks. I have 3 rescue dogs atm. Take care! Michelle
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas Postcards (2015) on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas PC! I don't think I've ever seen that movie. I'll have to look for it. Hugs, Diane
emilynhr rated for Christmas Postcards (2015) on Dec 20, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
veronicallama rated for Christmas Postcards (2015) on Dec 19, 2015
Comment: Thanks!
venzo2b rated for Black and White pc NOV on Dec 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for this great card ; this canyon seems magical, sure !
widelo123 rated for 3 Post Cards for my Partner on Oct 16, 2015
Comment: Chris, thank you for the postcards. Shirley
cinlan rated for Random Postcards in Envie #5 on Oct 3, 2015
Comment: Thx for the variety of PCs
judee0624 rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #10 on Mar 27, 2015
Comment: I really should rate you down because you forgot but this card is so great, I can't do it. Thanks for the chuckle.
Response: Thanks for the kindness in not rating me down. There's a saying I like: "Everyone you meet has a struggle you know nothing about. Be kind."
erinbit rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #32 on Mar 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard! I'm quite thankful for the spring-like weather we're having finally. I assume you are too!
pammykn rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #32 on Mar 7, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your great Seal postcard & your very nice message. I did purchase The Girl On The Train ... now when I will get to it.... Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
RedZombie rated for One Word Answers on Mar 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing!!! I really enjoyed the read.

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susieeee on May 26, 2013:

Welcome in my flowers card n.2 swap :-) 344224

Liveke on Nov 18, 2012:

Hi Chris, I received another beautiful PC from you, for the Nature PC Swap. Thanks so much!! I love it! The Grand Canyon sounds amazing! =] Thanks for the PCs, they're both lovely!

racheljohnson on Jun 13, 2012:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and the sweet note that you sent for the "Thank You Swap-bot" swap. Members like you are what make Swap-bot great. xoxo

MichelleWillow on Jun 1, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap!

RyeRye on Sep 18, 2011:

susieq11 on Mar 29, 2011:

Did you get One postcard, one partner #21 - Sender's Choice from me?

susieq11 on Nov 8, 2010:

I loved the PC for the Native American swap - really appreciate it!!

getoffthatspacehopper on Aug 27, 2010:

Hi i haven't received your pc yet. i'm new and i don't know how long i should wait! x

Maggiesmother on Jul 29, 2010:

Thanks for angeling the Native American Theme PC Swap. The card is beautiful. Wish I could give you hearts. Hugs, Linda

bleh on Sep 29, 2009:


If you're interested! Postcard pass it on #3

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