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Amyncognito

Amyncognito
Date Joined: March 15, 2015
Last Online: November 17, 2019
Birthday: December 4
Country: United States

About Me

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 6-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 3 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 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.

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!

Jewelry Making I've been making jewelry for about 13 years and I love it. Right now I'm into making mala necklaces, stretchy and wrap bracelets, and earrings!

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! We just moved to the desert, so I've moved my gardening indoors! I'm obsessed with houseplants and succulents. I also love dahlias, moss, ferns, and spring bulbs, but can't grow them here.

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

BeHappyToday rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 108! on Nov 17, 2019
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Comment: Love this otter PC. Also like the stamp & stickers. Thank you kindly Amy!
amylunt rated for Holiday card swap - USA - #1 on Nov 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute stickers inside the card.
Poohtat rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #1 - USA on Nov 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. I’m thinking about Christmas shopping. It’s a start.
jules4534 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 108! on Nov 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you the Christmas card and stickers!
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Comment: Have not seen unbelievable yet, thank you for the suggestion. Also loved the post card
esmy77 rated for Christmas Card swap 2 on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Amy, thank you for the beautiful card and kind words! Merry Early Xmas!!!
aero rated for 50 used post stamp#27 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Greetings Amy, Thank you for the wonderful selection😊
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Comment: Birdie! Thank you!
squince rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #1 - USA on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
squince rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: Emu!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful owl!
Luvslife3 rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Amy!! Hope your holidays are awesome!!
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Comment: I wait to open cards on dec 1. You didn't put the swap name on the envelope. I hope you are "the feelands". Thanks and merry Christmas!
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Comment: It is a very cool thing to see a bald eagle in the wild!!!
Burger1girl rated for A Note For You # 22 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and kind words! We have museums in Savannah, Georgia.(an hour away) I go there once in a while..beautiful historical sites. I paint beach/marshland scenes..maybe one day abstract! The stickers are too cute! Thank you!!
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I love holidays too and is coming so fast!
debbiespoms rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #1 - USA on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! You say your spirit animal is the ladybug. How cool! Mine is the Wolf and has always been I was really young.
kittyfun rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the birdie postcard.