Comment: TRA LA LA LA! You are definitely movin' up in the ATC world. Girl, you forgot to sign the back, though! I'm sending it back to you to do so!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the other goodies. Is that huge sticker S. Harper or am I just dumb? Thanks for the Sens cozy and your letters always make me laugh!!! LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO
Response: The huge sticker is the face of the guy who founded Smoke's Poutinery around the corner from work :)
Comment: Thanks, Janel - When I think I how strong my cat Sam is, pound for pound, I just can't imagine how fierce a cougar must be. Lots of cougar attacks in BC this year. Too bad, we humans are taking over all their territory.
I am happy it's fall - absolutely my favourite season!!!
Comment: Loved the PC you sent for this. No worries about it not being sent out exactly on time. Geez, girl. Who do you think I am? Hitler? :) Love ya! Hope you get a rest from work soon!!! 21 more days until HOCKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SENS GO!
Response: Pre-season has actually been happening round these parts - Sens rookies have won all their games!! I think we'll have a great team this year, I can't wait to start watching!! I'm glad you liked the PC.... ATC dropped today :)
Comment: Hey, thanks for the great Penguin Books PC & the awesome scratch & sniff stickers you added. We definitely felt the earthquake & I watched my son's school wall shaking back & forth. It was wild. Take care ;)
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of cards for this swap. The book cover is my favourite too!
Last year I found an old weekly journal in the thrift shop, and the pages were decorated with Penguin book covers. 52 full colour and postcard sized, and the journal had never been written in! I paid $1.50 for it cuz it was about two years old. I've been making postcards from it ever since.
Comment: Too too funny, but he is a cutie!!! Hope you're feeling better ~ I had summer colds!!! Our heatwave broke so we're having a bit more pleasant early summer weather : ) Thanks for the great PC ~~
Response: Thanks for your rating! I'm still sick (eww) but the heat has also broken here... hooray!
Comment: Holy hotness you went above and beyond and this owl shirt ahhhhh!!!! I feel like my package is going to be shitty compared, hopefully you get it soon I just got yours yesterday!!!! A million hearts and love for you!!
Response: Haha I'm glad you liked it!! I think yours is waiting for me at the post office but I can't go get it BECAUSE THEY'RE ON STRIKE :( :( :( I'll rate you as soon as I get my paws on it!! : )
Comment: haha!!!!!!!! I loved ALL of the pc's, but the one you wanted to get rid of, I will probably pass on as well. FOOTBALL SUCKS!!!!!!!!! LOL And to top it off, I hate SHITSBURGH!!!!!!! Totally cracked me up. I loved all the other ones. VERY COOL!!! I'm still trying to figure out how 2+2=5 is so very 1984!? hehe!! Thanks again, pal. You rocked it out!!!!!!!!
Response: because in that book, obrien asks winston (after he is caught by the thought police) what 2+2 is... he says 4.. but obrien says its 5... and can make it real ... because it is real, since everything can be changed retrospectively.. anyways, thats what it reminded me of :)
Comment: You are so very sweet and generous AND kind! I loved the owl journal, Janel. You weren't supposed to go over the amount, though!!!! It is very special to me, however, because I know that funds are low right now. It really and truly means a lot. Thank you!!! I will always treasure it! I can't wait to start using it :) XOXOXOXO
Response: I know!! But I thought since it was damaged goods... its value depreciated... plus when I send packages to you, I need to make the postage worth it lol
Comment: Thanks for the Simpson's PC!! Love it! I always write my cards at work, lol. Thanks for the music recommendation. Havent had a chance yet to check them out, but they do sound familiar. I may have them on my ipod already. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the funny card :) I actually rarely drink, which is odd for an Irish Catholic girl like myself lol! AND I'm going to be going to Ireland next year. drinking , drinking and more drinking. I just find wine and liquor bottles and the advertising pretty cool, like the dos equis guy ( the most interesting man in the world) I wish more people would like kawaii skulls and ghosts. kawaii actually means scary. Kawaii with the last i emphasized means cute . so I was telling people oh your cute purse etc ,is scary for a long time lol!
Response: :) Whenever those Don Equis commericals came on I always thought it was about Chuck Norris at first
Comment: Thank you for the thermal pools postcard. If I ever travel to New Zealand, I would love to sit in the thermal pools. I saw an article on them in NZ recently, so it must be a common attraction. Take care ;)
Comment: Belated thanks for your retro PC of early '80s fashion. I remember that era all too well, to my horreur!!! These girls would have been real 'adults' to me at the time as I was about 14...? Btw, the stamps on your PC were fantastic. My favourites for ages. :)
Response: hehe thanks! at the postoffice they're trying to use all the older stamps because the price has just gone up...... again..... ugh!! so she covered my card :)
Comment: I really love the painting, it's beautiful. I'm sorry if I have hurt your feelings in the past on my blog. I won't mock you or your postcard (attempting to be more sensitive to people right now).
Comment: Nic, Wow...a new baby named after me.... Sweet... just kidding couldn't resist.... Its a very old name...but a very nice name too! I don't think people get tired of hearing that name....Patricia.... Thank you for telling me about it... and thank you for the wonderful card.... Pat
Comment: Loved, loved, loved, loved your postcard. Thanks soooooooo much for sending me this postcard, please send me your address, so that I may send you a pc in return. thanks again. I gave you a 5 and a heart.
Comment: Beautiful poem, beautiful presentation. I was impressed with your use of words and your creativity in presenting them. It's now hanging in my cubicle at work - I hope you don't mind. Thank-you so much!
Response: Oh that's touching.. thank you.. I'm glad you like it. I like words. :)
Comment: Janel - this is such an emotional poem you wrote. Rewriting ones are fine by me. I've done it myself. A lot of time, the second round is much better than the first. This really cuts into the core of the soul. I especially loved the first four lines of the second verse. I've felt that way too many times to count. Thank you for sharing it with me. Thank you for the kitten extras. :)
Response: Thanks for your kindness!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)
Comment: What a total kick-ass "cheer me up" package I just received from you today. THANK YOU!!!! You sent the coolest, most fun little gifts to me, so thank you so much. I LOVED the little plush owl the most. Sooo cute. He makes me smile. Now I just have to name him. Maybe Jarkko? :) Thanks Janel. I loved doing the private swap with you! Hope you get mine soon!!! XOXOXO
Comment: First of all, cudos on the delighful packaging. There is much we can learn from Happy Bunny. Stewie is showcased in splendor on my fridge, as is the "Kill Your TV" magnet (...well out of sight of the TV, so as not to disturb it. ha!). Thank you!
Comment: I wish I could give you tons and tons of hearts. I love all the PC's you sent. Of course the clock one is my favorite. It brought atear to my eye. I also love that you wrote on each one so that I could keep them. Thanks so much.
Comment: I got your poem and card yesterday. Thank you so much for joining. I loved your poem. It was really well written. That was so cool of you to send the Sens flag, too. I, of course, LOVED it!!! :) Thanks so much, Janel!!! Hope we can swap again soon!
Comment: We have swapped before! I really want to travel across Canada, got to know my home country better <3 Jared Leto lol. It was an amazing concert...I want them to come back soon. Hopefully its a light snowfall this year. I really hate shovelling lol. Thnx for the tea. I drink tea all day long now. I have still yet to try candy cane hot choolate...is it a nice blend? Happy Holidays!
Comment: IThank you very much for the beary funny Christmas card! Merry Christmas! Thank you for the embroidery floss. I can always put that to good use. The colours are all ones that I often use. Thanks for the nice postage stamp, too. We hope we have seen the last of the snow this year!
Comment: You rock! I'm saving most of it for Christmas.....but I couldn't help myself and peaked!
Response: OOOOHHH you should open the stocking and save the bottom present in the box.. haha... I am too excited to hear back from you... please let me know how you liked everything after Christmas! :)
Comment: THANK YOU for the completely delightful package! It was so much fun to unwrap and unfold the various treat packets. Thanks for the monokuro boo notepad, the brads, the cranes, the kitty sticky notes, the sticker form Zimbabwe, and so much more. Thanks for the best swap package I've received in a while.
Response: Oh I am so glad it finally arrived, I'm sorry it took like a month :( I was just finishing putting together another package for you so I'm pretty relieved it came because the new one would not have rivaled the old one.. Maybe it was the scissors that slowed down the whole thing! Anyways, very glad you like it and that it arrived safely!
Comment: I loved everything! I would spend every last penny at that store!!! lol Thank you SOOOO much! You rock!!! Thank you for doing this swap. So fun! We'll have to do another one sometime :) :) :) GO SENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: :) I was worried that everything would cost a million dollars there but it's actually somewhat reasonable :) I'm glad you liked everything, did you see the "Rebecca" keychain? haha.. we will do another swap, perhaps after Christmas sometime!
Comment: Hello from Sydney / Bonjour de Sydney
Many thanks for the great BABY CATS postcard which has reach me today.
I would love to swap cards with you sometime, so if interested contact me DIRECT at my Email here firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to see some great postcards, you can have a look at my website where I have more than 1000 different cards for swap (or for sale) on subject/theme such as UNESCO World Heritage sites, Map of rare countries and islands, Pacific Islands, Lighthouse, Stadium, Airport, Cruise Ship & Navy Ships, Railway, Library, Building, Temple, Animals and lot moreâ€¦
The link to my website is: http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au
Iâ€™m also interested into getting some digital photos of NETHERLANDS (and other countries you might visited and taken some digital photos off) lighthouses and/or UNESCO World Heritage site to make into new postcardsâ€¦ if you think you can help with this project Email me at email@example.com (or would like more info / we are â€œpayingâ€ the photographer for photos we can use with some FREE postcards of your choiceâ€¦)
Please do check this cool Yahoo group for postcard collector and join the group if you think you can expend you postcard collection with usâ€¦
Laurent from Down-Under
Comment: How awesome!!! It was worth the wait. The stickers and the pens...yyyaaahhhooooo! As an editor, I just love Frixion. Well done, Nightingale. I'd give more hearts if I could. Thank you so very much!
Response: Yaay!!! I'm glad you liked all the stickers and the pen and highlighter.. our store sells these so if you ever need them.. I can get them (they're 1.49 each!).
Comment: Swap send by date:: June 10th
Swap received: September 10th
Response: Info for the second package I sent:
2010/08/03 17:55 OTTAWA Item accepted at the Post Office .......
(Note, that would be AUGUST 3)
2010/09/10 13:57 USA Item successfully delivered.
(NOTE: that would be SEPTEMBER 10)
If it took more than a month for the second package to arrive to you, tracked this time for proof, then I can only imagine where the first went. (This is obviously not your fault). Your package is the only one I've ever used a tracking number on. And the reason I tracked it the second time was to make sure there was proof I'd sent it, since the first never made it.
Glad you finally got it, hope you enjoyed what was inside (I don't know since you didn't say), sorry the first one didn't get to you, and I guess I should apologize on behalf of the mail system for it taking six weeks to find you.
Thanks for changing your rating.
Comment: if there were more hearts, i would be more than glad to give you more hearts because I absolutely LOVE the swap package! It's amazing, truly and there's a wide assortment of kitschy, kawaii and adorable items that you have included in the package! I showed them to my boyfriend and he was impressed too. :) Thank you, babe... for making my day!
Response: Thank you for making mine with such a sweet comment! I am really glad you enjoyed everything!! :)
Comment: oh that pc CRACKED ME UP! I LOVE it! What a great idea-"breaking bad news with baby animals"! hahaha! And to top it off, it is a BH! You made this one just for me! :) oh, we had a robin's nest in the deck floorboards a few months ago, we could peek through the slats & see the tiny babies, and the peeping drove our 3 hounds crazy too! Cute! Thx so much for a great swap!
Response: So happy you did not find it offensive! :) It was the only basset hound I had! The pigeons have hatched and are getting big - they were quiet the first week but now they do a lot of peeping! One is slightly bigger than the other and tries to bully him around in the nest. My cat sits at the window-door and salivates. Lol!
Comment: cats- mailbags- foreign stamps :) yes, I too have a cat ( check him out on my revamped profile) A home without a pet is just a house in my opinion. They make it worth coming back to at the end of the day. Beaker = fun, both of them, lol
Comment: Nichalis! Yes, you have sent to me before, for the other skull swap;) Thanks so much for such a rockin package!! You have great taste and I love everything!! I think the socks are my most favorite;) I can't say thanks enough for skullifying my day!! Its been a rough past week and this sure made it worth it! Thanks so much for all your effort! ♥
Response: Hooray!! I'm glad it arrived!! I seem to be having issues with my state-side mail so I was starting to worry. Skulls pretty much rock everything. Glad you loved it :)
Comment: Thank you so much for a really stuffed package! So many wonderful goodies...very much to my liking! I especially love the origami papers & stickers! Oh...and the darling panda chopsticks are shoved into my hair right now :]
Response: Hooray! I had a lot of fun putting it together. I'm glad you enjoy it!
Comment: Amazing star package!!! I opened it to find all kinds of fun star goodies. The kids already want to open the star foam shapes and play. Oh and the star coin purse in the star hanging unit - so cute! All the little star goodies inside. Thanks so much!!
Response: :) i am so happy you liked it. i love the shapes of stars so much i hope you guys have lots of fun playing!
Comment: The swap writeup does say "not just weird/funny," so a joke PC doesn't really cut it. ADDENDUM 7/25: I didn't say the "eye of the beholder" part right. What I meant was: your view of that pc as disturbing is just as valid as my *not* finding it disturbing, OK? =smile=
Comment: Love the PC! Actually, what's truly funny is that my name (Vanessa) is Latin for a class of butterflies, Papillion is French for butterfly and Papillion's town mascot is the monarch butterfly (because we get bombarded by them in the spring/summer)! It's worse for the people in the town next to us who live in the Val Vista section of LaVista (their address is basically "the view" section of "the view"!)
Comment: I read the back of the postcard before I looked at the front...I was a little confused. Then I turned it over and started CRACKING up!!!! Oh my gosh that postcard is so funny!!! Thank you so much!
Comment: I got the resend yesterday! Thanks so much for all the rockin skull and bones stuffs. I can never have to many:P Its funny, I had received those key covers and used them all up. I've been wanting more but I didn't know where to find them...low and behold its in the package with the ice cube tray I've always wanted too! I will put all of these items to good use! Thanks so much darling;)
Comment: Janel, sorry for the delayed rating...dealing with a family medical issue right now. my son loves the pekkle card...me too! i read the eggers book a while back, and also thought it was amazing. have been interested in the "mysterious incident," and will check it out. thanks!
Response: I'm so glad others know the love of Eggers! Mysterious incident is GREAT and might even be read-out-loudable to your son.. thanks for the rating and glad you enjoyed Pekkle!
Comment: Thank you for this fun card!! I've already read one of your recommendations (Maus) and I agree that it's a great read. Thanks for the other tips, 'Stranger in a Strange Land' is actually lying around here somewhere, I think ... :-)