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Amyncognito

Amyncognito
Date Joined: March 15, 2015
Last Online: May 24, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

Taking a break from swapping as of 5/15/19. I will continue to rate for mail I receive. I am moving so I anticipate I will be busy with packing and chaos for the next few months!

I'm 44 and live with my husband, parakeet, cockatiel and a fish tank of freshwater fish.

I'm slightly obsessed with parakeets/budgies. My 5-year-old parakeet Minion is blue - send me budgie/parakeet things and I will do a happy dance!

I also love cockatiels, especially the "lutino" (white and yellow) ones. My adorable cockatiel Sophie is 2 years old and very sassy!

Favorite Music

I love:

The Weepies, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson,

I also love top 40, indie pop, hip hop and 70s/80s "soft hits/Yacht Rock" (think Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, Al Stewart, Hall & Oats etc), and 90s rap/hip hop

Movies

Movies

The Others, The Awakening, Mama, The Conjuring, The Orphanage, Lights Out, Blair Witch 2016, Annabelle 2, Sixth Sense

What If, The Big Sick, Begin Again, Juno, For a good time call, We're The Millers, Olive Kitteridge, Best In Show, Pitch Perfect, The Hours, When Harry Met Sally, Age of Innocence, Lars and the Real Girl, The Duchess, Marie Antoinette, A Ghost Story, The Station Agent, Young Victoria

Documentaries

Helvetica, Blackfish, Finding Vivian Maier, Bill Cunningham New York, The September Issue, Somm, Unzipped, Anne Leibovitz: Life through a lens, Very Semi Serious, Everything is Copy

Actors & Actresses

Zoe Kazan, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Ryan Gosling, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener, Peter Dinklage, Adam Scott, Adam Driver,

Favorite Books

Top:

Station 11 by Emily St John Mandel,

Handmaids Tale by Atwood

Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Elison

(see a theme?)

Favorite authors

Elizabeth Berg, Tracy Chevalier, Chris Bohjalian, Geraldine Brooks, Phillipa Gregory, Alice Hoffman, Anita Shreve

Postcard Wish List

Animals, especially owls, hedgehogs, parakeet/budgie, cockatiels, foxes, birds, and sloths

cute cartoons

funny / silly / weird cards

kawaii

art cards - any artist

flowers/gardens

anything from my obsessions list below

(also see below regarding postage stamps)

not a huge fan of touristy or multi view postcards

Postage Stamps

If you could use the following stamps on your letters/postcards OR include them in stamp swaps I would LOVE it. I collect these categories of postage stamps:

*Food/drink - including fruit, vegetables, coffee, wine, traditional foods, anything edible!

*Reading - books, reading

*Letters, stamps & mailboxes on stamps

*parakeets / budgies

*gems & mineral

I also love stamps from Scandanavia, the Netherlands and Japan

My Obsessions

Reading! I've loved reading my whole life. I'm not too picky about books, but I tend to like character-driven books, post-apocalyptic (not sci fi), and non-fiction. Reading has been my favorite thing my entire life. I'm really into short story anthologies at the moment.

Birds! I love my pet birds, my patio is a wild bird haven,and I go on bird walks!

Genealogy! I'm obsessed! My people came from England, Ireland, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Embroidery & Crochet! I love making baby onesies, pillows, tea towels, throws and shawls!

Art! I love museums, abstract expressionism, Frank Gehry, Manet, Jackson Pollock, Rothko, still life paintings (especially by the "Dutch Masters"), Chihuly glass, Vermeer, Frank Lloyd Wright

History! I love the Tudor era, Queens (historical English royalty, esp Queen Victoria, Tudor Queens, Queen Charlotte, Marie Antoinette), old cemeteries, documentaries, the Gilded Age (Vanderbilts, Astors, etc)

Eating (but not cooking)! Cheese, cheese Pizza, Sushi, Pad Thai, Eggs Benedict, Gum, Haribo raspberry candy, Indian food, Mashed potatoes, Jelly Bellys. I will eat anything that isn't guts or super spicy.

Gardening! I want a large flower cutting garden. Love dahlias, moss, ferns, streams, glads, tulips, hyacinths, and flowering vines. I just started an herbal tea garden.

Travel! Fav places are: Oregon, Seattle, NYC, East coast leaf peeping, Japan, Paris, London, Italy, Napa, northern California, Costa Rica, New Orleans

Metaphysical I LOVE Tarot. I also love crystals, chakras, and other woo topics

Mindfulness and Meditation "Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know" Pema Chodron

Ratings

bluehairedmary rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 24, 2019
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Comment: Good luck with your move!
neecie rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 22, 2019
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Comment: hello amy! message received! excited too for your new change of scene!! love the sweet birdies that brought your cheerful card to me =) whenever i move, i hope it will be the last place i live. now that i am 7 decades old, i am pretty confident i will not need to do the dreaded packing & hauling & sending change of address notices again!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: good luck with the move! ^^
EleniWalker rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 21, 2019
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goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
lindseyjae rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: thanks!!
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
shinyserra rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: I love the caterpillar pc!
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sharmison33 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
naomiockerman rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 94!!! on May 20, 2019
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bluehairedmary rated for Friendly Notecard Swap 3 USA on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card and stickers! Happy spring!
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Comment: thanks! ^^
Karen07 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Aww, the pink heart PC was so cute! Thank you!
Joeanniee rated for Friendly Notecard Swap 3 USA on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Amy for the notecard!
GlitterBird rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, I do love the peaceful card!
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Comment: Thanks!
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks

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Comments

iowa05 on Apr 29, 2019:

I got your rubber stamp RAK today!! ♥♥♥ Thank you so much! These are seriously so beautiful - they will get good use! :) Thank you!!

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