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Amyncognito

Amyncognito
Date Joined: March 15, 2015
Last Online: February 23, 2020
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

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Comment: Thank you for the cute card, I prefer rainy days too!
Fenriss rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #12 USA on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card, and the additional little surprises!
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Comment: Thanks for the notecard and stickers :-)
RiverTopanga rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you for the PC. I do like weird and wacky things. Would like to have heard a little about you!! Thanks again!
pintis rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #12 USA only on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I wish I could draw, too.
pintis rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #11 USA only on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard with the old stamps!
SpookyMom rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #11 USA only on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for this happy mail today! πŸ’Œβ€οΈ
Ashzaller rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: πŸ₯°πŸ₯° thanks for the cool card and stamps!
Ashzaller rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #11 USA only on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank so much!
Ashzaller rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #12 USA only on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Such a pretty card! Thanks! πŸ₯°
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Comment: Thank you for the R postcard
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Comment: I LOVED that you gave me a Black History Month fact. Thank you so much for providing me with history facts i didn’t know! Love, your friend, Harley πŸ™‚
boandsully rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: A ❀️ for the great postcard! Great stamps too!! 😁😁
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you. A heart for the awesome stamps!
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: It's so funny that you send me this weird postcard, because I've actually gotten this one before. I hope you get a chance to use them up soon. Love the stamps!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Valentine's postcard. πŸ™‚
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 111! on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
Kokoxo rated for Sticker PC Swap #14 - USA ONLY on Feb 20, 2020
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Comment: OMG~Adorable PC and stickers! Thank you so much πŸ’–