Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 4:45 pm


Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: September 12
Country: United States
My Postcard Database

About Me

I'm a literature nerd and I live in Washington state.

Here's me, in my final form as a map,


Most things excite me in some way. I love birds, maps, the ocean, trains, westerns, deserts, and wigs. I'm a skeptic and I like discussing world religions, science, quackery, and freethinking.

My hobbies include photography, sculpture, bookbinding, reading, writing, finding new music, cooking, gardening, arranging and tending to my many succulents and cacti, drawing, and playing videogames and card games.

birds on a line

Here is my parrot, Max:


He says "I love you", "Hey baby", "Oh chico", "Stop screaming!" and other things.


I'll love anything involving:

  • maps, anywhere is fine, even ones you made up,

  • birds (especially: quail, parrots, budgies, kakapo, birds of paradise, songbirds, robins - English and American, crows, kiwis, pretty much any bird) - pictures of them, tiny figurines, stuffed animals, cards, postcards, wrapping paper, stickers, washi tape, anything with birds; I'm absolutely, completely nuts about birds,

  • pretty papers/vellum/stuff I can write on for junk journaling,

  • stickers (nice ones for journaling/cards),


I Collect:

  • round 1" pins, especially with maps or birds on them,

  • foreign coins, especially pre-Euro ones,

  • used stamps, especially from places far away and countries that don't exist anymore,

  • strange and unusual maps (aeronautical ones are my favs),

  • postcards - See below for my country and state postcard collection spreadsheet - please send me anything that's still missing! ,

  • playing cards - the kind where each card face is different. If you have incomplete decks and are willing to send single cards, I collect Aces of Spades and Jacks of Spades,

  • your top 5 go-to jokes (I'm not easily offended and I love nerdy ones too. Puns are also great. Anything,)

  • a landscape of your mind (I've received a handful of these in the few years I've had this up. They are the most reliably interesting thing a person can make for me.)


I'm pretty detailed and meticulous with my postcard collecting, so please check out my database if you have a moment: My New and Improved Postcard Collection

If you have anything that's still shaded in hot pink, please send it to me! (I don't even care if it's already written on) If you have a card of higher quality than the one I have listed, I'd appreciate that, too.

A huge thank you to those who have helped me and those who are always on the look-out for me! I appreciate it so much.

In addition to those place-specific cards, I also love the following: street scenes, maps, national parks, birds, the desert, trains, vintage roadside motels/foreign hotels, tornadoes/crazy weather, geologic abnormalities, mills, aerial lifts/gondola lifts/funiculars, indigenous people, local costumes, interesting landscapes. I also love strange, photographic portrait postcards.


  • not crazy about multi-view postcards unless they're from a hard-to-find country.

  • postcards sent in flimsy envelopes that arrive with bent corners. :`(


Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards, I fell in love with the new Yorker postcard:)
sabbysteg rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #143 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Dina, thanks for the package, the vellum note was really neat! We were affected by the hurricane but didn't lose any property. Just were pretty terrified we would. Thanks for asking.
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #143 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Love the cards, thanks! It has only been in the 30's and 40's here. Lots of rainy days. Saw our first snowflakes yesterday afternoon. But, thankfully they were too wet to stick and accumulate. I'm not ready for the snow and cold yet. have a nice Thanksgiving!
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #53 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Got the journal today will set up new swap tonight after kiddos go to bed. OMG I cant wait to write you back and answer all your questions. xoxo
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Love them all. I didn't have the lighthouse postcards and they will add nicely to my collection. Happy swapping,Linda
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #141 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!!
AmericanHeiress rated for PRIVATE JOURNAL SWAP #52 on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Got your journal cant believe you are on another one. Cant wait to write back to you this time. Miss you and you can go ahead and set up #53
AmericanHeiress rated for Private journal swap #51 on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Got it today. So excited to rip it open. And I am so glad we talked on the phone today about the madness
AmericanHeiress rated for PRIVATE JOURNAL SWAP #50 on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Dina, got your journal and already wrote you back. Go ahead and set up #51.
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #49 on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Got the journal so excited to write you back.
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #46 on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Got the journal, already wrote you back and I am setting up our next swap.
AmericanHeiress rated for PRIVATE JOURNAL SWAP #48 on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Got the journal. So excited to write you back!!!
AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #47 on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: The journal arrived. OMG we have to start another one. LOL. Check out my new swaps I am hosting, just incase you want to sign up for one.
AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #45 on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Yeah got the journal so excited to write you back
AmookIslandCreations rated for Holiday Bird Cards! on Jan 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful cardinal card. They are my favorite songbird. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
SilverD rated for PBS: Profile-Based Postcard Swap #6 on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and checking with me and so sorry for the late rating. Happy Holidays!
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #44 on Dec 27, 2016
Comment: Got my journal. You got to start a new one before the year is over. Way to go. Go ahead and set up #45 when you are ready. Happy Holidays friend. xo
kiddomerriweather rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesomely funky cards you sent with your Christmas card. I love them. The girl holding Totoro is a favorite of mine as well. Have a very Happy Holiday and a wonderful 2017!
Response: Fantastic! Was hoping you'd like them. Happy New Year!
Comment: Hi Dina! They made it! Thank you SO much for the lovely bunch of cards you sent to fulfill this swap;+) The Italy card is simply GORGEOUS and I'm also partial to the Santa Cruz and Boston cards! These are keepers for me!
Response: Hooray! I'm so glad you liked them all. :) Always good to hear there are some keepers. Happy holidays!
Comment: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! Disneyland... Hawaii... wowie!!! - All the postcards are simply Beautiful!! Really! Gorgeous. Wow... Thank you for this re-send.... I've still never received the original swap - but - when it finally makes its way back from Mars, I'll surely let you know. Thanks again for a most spectacularly Beautiful swap. Merry Christmas to you!
Response: So glad they got there and that you liked them! Merry Christmas to you too!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 682 74 82
Completed Fives Threes Ones
544 776 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 394 145 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


susieq11 on Dec 24, 2016:

Thank you for the moose cookie cutter!!! I'm going to display him year round!!! xxxxxx

Heirloom on Dec 23, 2016:

Dina, thanks so much for the AATW December wishes! Lots of fun stuff in that envie, including bird stickers, PL inserts, and other stickers. Love 'em all!

Heirloom on Dec 23, 2016:

kiddomerriweather on Dec 23, 2016:

Thank you for the December AATW wish! I enjoyed reading about your Christmas tradition. Enjoy the movie. Also, thank you for the pretty Valentine stickers. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

jannieb on Dec 9, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful note cards & the card for Grayson as well. He cracked up at your joke & loved his "tip" (dollar bill) that you sent him as well. Thank you for thinking of us & granting us a Dec wish in the All About the Wishes Group. Happy Holidays!!

crescendo on Dec 5, 2016:

I love the sparkly dimensional card you sent for my AATW December wish! Its so neat, I love the scene, the kind I just love to stare at and pretend I'm there. Well, we did get snow this morning here in Carnation! But it melted by afternoon. Very pretty. You are lucky to have a view of the Olympics.

oblivionspin on Nov 25, 2016:

:D Thank you for the Stranger and other goodies! Picking up a copy of one every week when I lived local was such an ingrained habit. It really just makes me happy to flip through them and see them lying around my office afterwards. Hell, it's the homesick holidays, maybe I will make snowflakes out of them and hang them all over the house.

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

Ikat78 on Nov 23, 2016:

AATW NOV-Thank you for the notecards and Pc!

Login to leave a comment now!