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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: May 14, 2022

Country: United States
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Hello! I'm Rhonda and I live in Oakland, California with my partner. I teach elementary school. Born in the mid 60's, I've been a member of the 50+ club for a a few years now. Being on Swap-bot here with you makes me happy! I'm ready for some innocent fun!

IF you'd like some notecard envelopes (JUST envelopes, no notecards), please message me and I'll send 12 or 15 your way. A friend shared an estate sale find with me, but now I have way too many! US swappers only, due to postage.

My interests are varied. I like cooking, hiking, reading, cities (London has a special place in my heart), trees, dogs, and llamas. I've always been interested in politics and remain optimistic that democracy has a chance of working for the benefit of all.

Living in Oakland, I take advantage of being just a bridge away from the museums in San Francisco. I visit art museums frequently and like having the time to take in beauty and strangeness. I tend to enjoy more contemporary works than classic, but that's not a hard and fast.

I like cute stuff...slightly gothic stuff (think Edward Gorey)... I'm into Adventure Time and Bob's Burgers and Regular Show (cartoon watcher for life!)... I'm a sucker for animals of all kinds. I've loved dogs my whole life.

Colors that speak to me are candy brights of ALL shades; all pinks, from baby soft pastels to loud fuchsias -- Wait. Who am I kidding? I can't list all the colors I like! More is better, that much I can say!

When I was growing up, I'd spend all my money on records and concert tickets. I'm a rocknroll girl. These days, I listen to powerpop from the 70s-90s, roots rock and Americana, and singer/songwriter stuff. I love seeing local acts, like Chuck Prophet, Bart Davenport, and Crying Time.

I was a literature major and the books I like most have interesting language, as well as an engaging story. I am a word nerd, for sure! I love that a Richard Ford novel is guaranteed to have words new to me on nearly every page. Junot Diaz and Philip Roth are also favorite authors of mine; their sentence and story constructions make me swoon.

Being a word nerd makes it easy for me to love poetry: in a good poem, every word is essential and leads to a perfect moment of "aha." Langston Hughes, Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Wendell Berry have all given me those moments for which I'm grateful.

Book last finished: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck ::: Currently reading:The Mummy- or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice

PUPPYDIVIDERPUPPYDIVIDER

Postcrossing is what lead me to Swap-bot. Hooray! I started collecting postcards during college and would spend a lot of time arranging them just-so, putting them up on my bedroom walls. It's fun returning to a hobby I began as a much younger me.

Junk journals, zines, and pocket letters are all part of the paper-based fun brought into my life by Swap-bot. These new creative outlets bring a little nervousness with them - ME? I'm sending swaps of this sort out into the world? - because I'm far from naturally crafty but ... there's real satisfaction from trying something new and building confidence from there.

FAVORITE POSTCARD IMAGES include:

dogs! - paintings - silly/weird/absurd stuff - animals - black&whitephotography

FUN STUFF to make my MAIL HAPPY= washi tape::tea bags::blank postcards:: stickers::surprises !!!

Send to someone else: jasmine or chai tea & touristy postcards. Thank you :)

Ratings

MsBellaDonna rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #47 on May 10, 2022
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Comment: I've always loved the dreamy paintings by Maxfield Parrish! Thanks for sending this beauty my way! xo
banjobraids rated for NYUP Oversized PC #10 on May 5, 2022
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Comment: Very cool card and thank you for sharing your Divine story! I understand completely about being unprepared. We lost him way too soon. My eldest is a huge fan and I love seeing a new generation remembering Divine. Have a great day! :):):)
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Oversized PC #10 on May 3, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful card! Thanks!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for NYUP USA Only #79 on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. My daughter is a vegetarian and so I cook lots of meatless dishes too! Our spring has been a toss of snow, cold, and rain mixed with an occasional warm day! Lol!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #79 on Apr 30, 2022
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Comment: Great card! Thanks! Yes, I can't wait for this year to be over - it's been hard!
Swan rated for NYUP USA Only #79 on Apr 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the flowery card with flower stamps! I’ve attended the Rose Parade many times.
SVerbiak26 rated for Hippie PC Swap! on Apr 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great Berkeley Postcard Rhonda! It is a wonderful photograph, it makes me wish I was up there dancing with them! I have never been to Berkeley or Telegraph Avenue, and now I will put it on my list of places to visit! Thank you for swapping with me! Have a great day!
howdyholly rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #47 on Apr 10, 2022
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Comment: A Vintage Paper Show! That sounds exciting to me. Have a great time.
jules4534 rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #47 on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: I love the postcard. Beautiful! Thank you!
funstuff rated for Black and White pc swap #103 on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: The postcard you sent if cute and funny. I really enjoyed it.
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Comment: Thank you for everything you sent (stamps, note cards, pc's, stickers, list pad paper and the cute socks. Your special mail each week brought a smile on. Have a good spring break. You asked if spring was in my area of PA. Well, its is snowing today so nope. But thats ok. When it arrives, its very special here in the mountains.
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Comment: Hey there Rhonda...Your envelope is so cute! Simple but cute! Thanks also for the enclosed goodies. By the way...where did you get that watermelon slice?
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Comment: Enjoyed reading your answers. TYVM for sharing with me. You sound like me. I’ve never heard of your breed of dog. I’m going to look it up. TYVM! Take care.
young46356 rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards #3 on Feb 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: After a long tiring day at work it was a real treat to find your cheery Mr. Zip envelope in my mailbox. Thanks for the postcards and your happy list!
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Comment: I think of silverish green when I hear omicron invisible color. I have a bad habit of checking emails over the weekend, I don't make any resolutions, but that should probably be one of my habits to break. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the stamps!
young46356 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #102 on Dec 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks, snakes are interesting. Rich
heidiblooms rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #102 on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: LOVE this PC! Thank you!
laterdayze rated for WIYM - Tiny Blind Autumn Swap :) on Nov 23, 2021
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Comment: LOL!! OMG, I laughed so hard at the postcard. I love it - Fa la la la la :)
evanselli rated for WIYM: Blind envie #25-ephemera on Oct 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap. It did indeed put some happy in my mail 😊❤️

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

amyduff on Mar 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the St. Paddy’s day card and goodies! That was so sweet of you! I’m glad you are enjoying the snail mail. Happy St. Paddy’s day to you!

MisplacedfromPA on Mar 3, 2022:

6 week snail mail swap (week 3). Thank you for such adorable kitty note cards and a lovely note using a different cat cat. You're mail really does make me smile, thank-you.

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 23, 2022:

Received a lovely homemade envelope w/ 3 p/c's and very nice letter from you for the 6 week snail mail swap (week 2). Thank you. I hope your flourless cake turned out scrumptious and that you are enjoying your week off.

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 16, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely valentines day card, note card and forever stamps for wk 1 in 6 weeks snail mail swap.

baseri on Nov 30, 2019:

Rhonda, Thank you for the pretty postcard! It made my day! Will pop a note in the mail to you this week. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Dale Baseri

orneryswife on Aug 2, 2019:

I received your postcard and happy mail today! How fun! Thank you.

orneryswife on Jul 30, 2019:

Thank you for the letter for the summer penpal swap. I will write back soon!

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Came here randomly and just wanted you to know that you have a really cool profile :)

VivaLaDiane on Feb 25, 2019:

I was reading profiles of participants in my swaps that I haven't had the pleasure of knowing yet and I must say that yours is refreshing. Thanks for the smile on a cold Monday here. I am thrilled to have you in my swap. ♥

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