Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2019 11:41 am


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: March 22, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest.
I live with my fiance and our furry ones, 3 lionhead rabbits: Shmi, Vader & Ginny. (RIP Aro!)

origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my baby sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.

Things I love include Harry Potter, Jensen Ackles, road trips, going to baseball games, the Oregon Coast, mexican & korean food and reading.

Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:

  • Soccer/Futbol: Seattle Sounders
  • Football: New York Giants
  • Baseball: Seattle Mariners
  • College: Notre Dame & Gonzaga
  • Hockey: Vancouver Canucks
  • Basketball: Golden State Warriors (but Supersonic fan first)

I watch the Olympics too. I love watching Winter Olympics more- I watch ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!

Seattle's getting an NHL team! So excited!

Favorite Movies

I watch ALL genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

Fav movies are:
-Scott Pilgrim vs the World
-Ready Player One
-Some Like it Hot
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall

movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, Marvel & Mission: Impossible.

I love anything from Edgar Wright. (Cornetto Trilogy, anyone?!)

Favorite Books

I am currently doing the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE

HARRY POTTER is my favorite.

I read a lot of JK Rowling, JT Ellison, Philippa Gregory, Jamie McGuire & James Rollins (I met him once!).


My favorite genre to read is Thrillers & YA but I've been reading a lot of New Adult Romance lately.

I also used to dabble in fan fiction in High School and wrote 10 stories regarding taiwanese pop stars (I went through a phase lol). I'm trying to get back into writing though.

Favorite Television

I try to watch the pilot episode of EVERY new show. If I like the pilot episode, then I'll go and watch the rest of the season.

Fav show of all time is I Love Lucy.

Fav show currently on air: SUPERNATURAL
Fav cartoons: Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Rick & Morty
Fav TV Episodes: all the paintball episodes from Community, Atlanta's Robbin Season, any Slap bet episode from HIMYM

p.s. Deadly Class is a guilty pleasure. That show is super fun to watch.

Favorite Music

currently on repeat:
New Light - John Mayer
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith ft. John Legend
One Number Away - Luke Combs
Stand By Me - Ben E King
River - Leon Bridges
Ariana Grande's new album
Usher's 'My Way' album

I always get excited when 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' & 'Friends in Low Places' come on hahah

BSB forever!

Not Music-- but Podcasts! I always listen to podcasts on my drive to/from work. It's either Serial, My Favorite Murder or In the Dark. Though I'm obsessed with MFM right now.

Looking for: PCs

LOOKING FOR: cards from Islands- would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.

Looking for specific cards with city/town name ON FRONT:
Klamath Falls, OR
Fort Smith, AR
Farmington, NM
Norfolk, VA
Gary, IN (dad hometown)
Pocatello, ID
Buffalo, NY
Kalispell, MT

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) The ones listed above are places I went to but never found a card with city name.

Specific Lantern Press I'm collecting:
Starry Night versions
State name with cities and attractions written all around it

I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & the ones people send me are always new to my collection! :)

Postcard Swaps

Love touristy cards but I do collect a bit of everything!

I'm not easily offended so send nude or profanity cards if you want.

--Sending in envelope: I love all colors so any envelope color is fine.--

If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.

I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas & polar bears. (any bears or dogs are good too)
  • Pixar: Brave, Coco
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emporers New Groove
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all ok! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes. You can even send Hanukkah ones if you like.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' on the front if possible
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • US Maps: I have a box just for these so any and all is GREAT but I do need more of Alaska, Colorado & Rhode Island!
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country. I have a few of them so now it's a collection lol.
  • Multi-Views: the more little pictures, the better! I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • Landscape/Nature: anything nature related! Sunsets and waterfalls are a personal favorite. A volcano erupting would be cool too!
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- Like real photo cards, not an art style like Anderson Design Group (cause I have those already)
  • Flower: daffodils, dahlias, ranunculus, poppies, peonies, bouquets
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, cards with the province name or town in that province. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Africa: All countries
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
  • Other Countries: Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Caribbeans
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food
  • History: WW2, Tudor history, military, naval ships, british royal family
  • Zazzle: generally I'm ok receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Cork, Wooden - love them all!
  • Sports: All sports, either Stadiums, players and Olympics. I especially like Football & Baseball. No cartoon versions please.
  • College/University: any schools, even High Schools if you have them.
  • Sanrio: Sumikko Garashi, Gudetama, Pekkle, Pochacco
  • Handmade: ones that are done professionally are OK but I don't care for ones on cardboard. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!
  • Collectible Types: Lali Riddle, Blue Cats from Russia, Tarusov Pin ups, Lena Gnedkova, Postallove, WOW, FOTW, Icons Of...

Things I like:
Washi - samples are awesome
Stamps - I take non-US stamps and make collages
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones

Things I don't like:
Coloring Cards
Puffy Stickers
Art Cards (unless it's Thomas Kincade)
Quote Cards/ cards with only writing
Paper/scraps (If you do sent any, I give them to other people so they won't go wasted)
Blurry Zazzle (nothing worse than blurry zazzle maps!)

I'd prefer no black & white cards either unless it pertains to my list above.




Comment: Thank you for the cute samples. ♥️
Comment: I just loved the LOTR postcard! One of my favorite movies of all time. I'm a HUGE Tolkien fan. I'd also love to go to New Zealand to take the LOTR filming tour. It's on my bucket list!
SilverD rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #55 on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Great postcards! Love Tina Turner, sleeping cat and the Seattle one IS funny! Thank you.
susieq11 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #4 on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for ALL the awesome postcards and little extras! Made me smile! Hope you have a nice weekend. Thanks for joining the swap! : )
Comment: I absolutely love this PC, thank you so much!! I have a couple of those places on my list to visit as well!!
Comment: Thank you so much! You sent some awesome postcards! My favorite is the vintage dog! Could that be more unique and awesome?! Thank you for the address labels too! Too cute! I wish I could say we were in the high 60s! Yesterday, I had ice on my car windshield in the morning! Maybe next week? Thanks again for a fun swap and see you in the mail!
Ruthless rated for Lantern Press NAKED Swap on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Great card, great stamps, great swap!
jn6754 rated for Not your country PC on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: I’m intrigued with the Philippines even though I have never been there. I have a good friend at work that wants to take me. Beautiful card, thank you.
IsadoraWing rated for PH: City/Town View Postcards #2 on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards and for taking the time to look at my crazy spreadsheet! Sioux Falls and The Gateway Arch are new to me!
Disneydezi rated for Disney Scattergories i on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: I love Iridessa! Thanks for the lovely PC!
bluesky rated for From Your Country - Map Sent Naked on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: :) thank you!
Comment: Thank You
misscorina rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #166 on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for the great selection of cards, I really love them all!
denimblu14 rated for Naked Map PCs to 2 Partners #10 on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the Texas map card Michelle a new one for my collection, great postage too :)
shirleyinCA rated for QUICK 4 Postcards Swap #2 on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Great cards! Thank you so much.
MyRetroSoul rated for Zazzle PC (USA) #1 on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love it!
Disneydezi rated for Disney Scattergories H on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: lol You made me watch Moana again too! Love the Hamm sticker, thank you!
Comment: love this list! have you tried maybelline's new, universally flattering lipsticks? they look so good! xoxo
Response: I have not tried them... I'll have to check them out! Thanks!
dyp rated for Postcards With a Prompt #30 - US Only on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Boodle fight sounds delishious! Ty so much for the PC. Happy happy swapping :)
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #54 on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Really nice postcards and thanks for an extra! My fave is the Smoky Mountains drawn map with plants and wildlife! If we get to Washington, Poulsbo looks and sounds delightful!

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myancey on Feb 21, 2019:

I know this is really really late but happy belated birthday. I hope u had an awesome day. Did I send u a card ? If not ones coming your way. ❤️

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:


bck on Mar 1, 2018:

Your resend is in the mail.... hope this one reaches you!

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for using a Lunar New Year stamp on my envelope!! xxx

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:


vontakk on Mar 15, 2017:

You're my partner for the Disney PC Swap and I saw you like Harry Potter. I just started a Harry Potter PC swap series for the US and an Intl one if you want to join! http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/240724

myancey on Feb 24, 2017:

thank you for the unassigned pc for naked map pc roulette swap!

squince on Dec 13, 2016:

Thank you for your kind words. It's been really hard!

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