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Amyncognito

Amyncognito
Date Joined: March 15, 2015
Last Online: January 18, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

me I'm 43 and live with my husband, parakeet, cockatiel and a fish tank of freshwater fish.

I'm slightly obsessed with parakeets/budgies. My 4-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 8 months old!

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)

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,

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

food & drink

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!

Embroidery! I'm a newbie and I love making baby onesies, pillows and tea towels!

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 and drinking (but not cooking)! Cheese, Wine, Vodka, Gin, Martinis, Cheese Pizza, Sushi, Pad Thai, Eggs Benedict, Gum, Haribo raspberry candy, Indian food, Napa, Mashed potatoes, Jelly Bellys. I’ll 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.

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

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

Penpals If you have a lot of similar interests, drop me a letter! I love penpals!

Ratings

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Tina78 rated for Write Me A Letter #2 - Intl on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Amy !
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
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Comment: Happy Postcrossing, thanks for the great card!!
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Comment: I love this Postcard of the United States!!! Thank you so much.
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Comment: Thanks for the great map card!! I hope that January is going well for you!! I just had my car try to rip its wheel off so mine is off to a bit of a rockier start than I'd like, but aside from that it's been going well!
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Comment: Thanks for the funny card!
atlantian rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #18 on Jan 11, 2018
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Cleo101 rated for Happy Notecard Jan#1 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard and the goodies! You did a great job decorating the envelope!
tangerine rated for Happy Little Notecards #60 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely notecard and sharing your New Year tradition with me - Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. The panda stickers are cute.
mags142 rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #18 on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: What a cute postcard :] Thank you for the stickers as well :]
AnnaL rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Amy for the cool postcard. I lived in Simi Valley & Thousand Oaks 16 years ago, Miss CA but my husband's job is here and my daughter wants to go to college here. My heart will always be in CA. AnnaL
tonat80 rated for Happy Little Notecards #60 on Jan 7, 2018
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Comment: Cute washi tape on the envelope..beautiful color combo
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Comment: Thank you for the Grand Central station PC. Probably the first season on AHS was my favorite because it was something totally new and the characters and story were unlike anything else on TV
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Comment: Thank you!
lostinavalon rated for A Bookworms Letter #2 on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great Bookworm letter! I loved the conversation, as well as the adorable paper and super cute envelope. I love happy, pretty mail!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Happy New Year!
japn rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely city view pc! The little cassette stamps are awesome. Yes, public libraries are wonderful places! 👍🏻