Date Joined: December 13, 2020
Last Online: April 13, 2021
Birthday: April 28
Country: United States
Welcome to my profile!
BicycleUkulele grew up with pen friends and is looking for new ones in this coronavirus era. Would love to hear from my old pen friends if any are here on swap-bot. Although I'm quite capable of entertaining myself, I'm quite bored just staying home all the time, I want to be able to go places & do things with others again.
Am almost old, I'm told, tho feel about the same as I did at 17, it's just not as easy to get around these days.
I love thrift stores & used book stores.
Am a voracious reader - mostly mysteries, spirituality books, childrens books, baseball, bicycle road trips across America, & ukulele history/music books, & American history. Am always researching anything & everything online on my tiny cellphone screen.
Favorite authors/series include: Donna Andrews, the Aloha Chicken mysteries by Josi Avari, bicycle fudge mysteries set on Mackinac Island, by Nancy Coco & Duffy Brown, & genealogy mysteries by Rett MacPherson.
Interests include: bicycling, ukuleles, baseball (am a San Francisco Giants fan & follow the Los Angeles Dodgers with my great nephew, we are counting the days til Opening Day!) birdwatching, St Francis, George Washington, the ocean/coastal towns, the moon, boardgames, & haiku, magnetic poetry. I collect calendars to reuse when the dates are right again.
I knit because it lowers my blood pressure. It really does! Am not very good at knitting, I can knit & purl. Most patterns are just various combinations of the two stitches. I don't really make things, just garter & stockinette stitch, sometimes I knit slippers (my grandmother taught me) or a scarf. I made a traveling scarf once! & love the Yarn Harlot & dream of knitting socks someday.
I rubber stamp handmade cards and want to start making artist trading cards & creating mail art again. Collect all the gadgetry & supplies. I create inchies, twinchies, shrink plastic, collage into mosaic-like pictures. Have newly discovered washi tape. Van Gogh is a favorite artist.
Mostly just interested in companionship & correspondence. Occassionally will join a swap from time to time. Will swap with penfriends. Years ago wanted a pen friend from every state, but that's probaby too many to keep up with these days. I'd just like to receive a letter every day.
ABCs of Me
A - Azores, Amazon, alphabet, acrostic poem
B - Bicycles, baseball, birds, books boardgames, bookmarks, Botanical Pets
C - cycling, children's books, collage, dark chocolate, cookies
D - Dodgers, For Dummies books
E - Easter, embellishments, etch-a-sketch, embroidery floss
F - family history, flowers, faith, fat quarters
G - gospels, SF Giants, gardens, James Garfield, gel pens
H - Happy Mail, history, Haiku, Hawaiian Sweetbread
I - ice cream, inchies, ink pads, Independence Day
J - Jesus, Jeopardy! Jimmy Kimmel, jigsaw puzzles, John Denver
K - Kindle, Kitchen Aid, knitting
L - letters, letter writing, LEGO, librarians, labyrinths
M - Moon, MagPo, Barrel of Monkeys, mystery stories, museums
N - nieces 2, nephews 2, news, nesting dolls, notebooks, note cards
O - orange (color), origami, origami Folding Bike, Omega 3 peanut butter
P - prayer, postcards, Portugal, playing cards, Pinterest, palindromes, Presidents Day, perpetual calendars
Q - quail, quarters, questions, quotes, quests, quiet
R - rubber-stamping, recumbent bike, road trips, redwood trees, rainbows, rocks, recipes
S - seahorses, sunflowers sudoku, spirals, scarves, Senior Center, Stamping Sisters Trio
T - teaching, thrifting, typewriters, traveling, train songs
U - ukuleles, Uno, Upwords, unicorns, USA
V - variegated thread & yarn, voting
W - writers, watercolors, Willie Nelson Wizard of Oz
X - xylophones, xenomania
Y - yarn, yearning, yard sales, you
Z - zinnias, zoos, zigzags
favorite colors: orange & blue, Roy G. Biv, red, white & blue
MLB ballparks, state maps, capitol buildings, state birds/flowers, lighthouses, bicycles
Misc: bookmarks, state quarters, quotes about bicycles, baseball cards, flowers,
Am building a song collection of songs to learn to play. Someday I may want to play at open mic places. Actually, I want to but might not be brave enough. I'm currently looking for songs with color names in titles. Do you play ukulele? Would love to correspond with other ukulele players!
I'm just starting collecting playing cards - totally fascinated with having a Franken deck - that's where each card is from a different deck - just discovered them at Swap-bot! If you have a variety of decks you are swapping from, I'd especially like a deck with souvenir State cards, one from each state. I'm just starting so don't yet have many. Once I have a few I'll post states/cards I'm still looking for.
Am also learning how to play Bridge. My senior life-long learning group has weekly games. I'm reading Bridge for Dummies. After covid-era, I'm planning to join them.
Thanks for reading my Profile.
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