Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2018 5:13 pm


Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: November 14, 2018
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. :`(


AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #69 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Hey Dina, just got the journal. So excited to read it. I just got back from the mitten. I will set up the next round tomorrow or tonight if I have time πŸ’‹
AmericanHeiress rated for PRIVATE JOURNAL SWAP #68 on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks Dina got the journal I will try and respond before we leave for Disneyworld go ahead and set up #69 lol
AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #67 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Got the journal we are getting faster πŸ’‹
AmericanHeiress rated for JOURNAL SWAP #66 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Got the journal ready for the next round
AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #63 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Got the journal πŸ’‹
AmericanHeiress rated for JOURNAL SWAP #62 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Got the journal πŸ’‹
AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #65 on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much Dina it arrived safely. And I have already written you back I will set up #66
AmericanHeiress rated for JOURNAL SWAP #64 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Yeah got so excited I added my entry and already sent off lol. Sorry for all the smoke
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #61 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks honey arrived and can't wait to write you back.
AmericanHeiress rated for JOURNAL SWAP #60 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Arrived Safe and sound. Sorry for late rating lately I am note sure if I am coming or going!!!
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #59 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Got the journal today. Can't believe we are meeting up this week. Its been 4 years too long!!!!
AmericanHeiress rated for JOURNAL SWAP #58 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Got the journal today. So excited to write you back lots to tell you will wait til the weekend to do it bc I have Peytons birthday tomorrow and mine on the weekend. OMG I am getting OLD.
LahDeeDah rated for Offee on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: I'm so happy to receive this coffee. I can't wait to try it tomorrow morning. I hope you love your toffee as much as I know I'll enjoy this. How exciting to have two new roasters to add to my experience list! Thank you very, very much!
Response: Let me know how you like them! I love them both. :) Looking forward to some sweets next week!
AmericanHeiress rated for Private Journal Swap #57 on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: OMG this journal finally arrived. Already wrote you back. And I have set up #58.
LahDeeDah rated for FS: December Debris Mail Art on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the festive mail art! I'm glad you were able to work out the accordion problem. :-) I've never before made or received a cellophane envie. I really like that look and will be trying it in the future.....without the help of a laminator! LOL! Muchas gracias!
Paige1900 rated for FS: NDH PC on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: Fantastic PC! Your NDH writing was about as good as mine. Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€ž
AmericanHeiress rated for JOURNAL SWAP #56 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Dina, go ahead and set up round #57! I am ready to go
Comment: Yay, so glad you're my partner! Hope you had a great Christmas. I love the glittery deer card. Doesn't get much better than that!!!!! Thank you for the postcards - the mouse is soooo cute! Hope you'll be swapping more soon. Have a great 2018! XOXO
Comment: What a generous swap! Thank you for the beautiful card and goodies and the letterset as well!
AmericanHeiress rated for Journal Swap #55 on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Got the journal, already responded cant wait for the next round.

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LahDeeDah on Mar 12, 2018:

Oops! I should have given you a heads up about the secret compartment in the candy box. Glad you didn't throw it away! My coffee from you is now history. I enjoyed it a lot. Just opened my first package of Camber from Bellingham. It's good. Thanks again for contributing to my newest obsession. :-)

crescendo on Feb 15, 2018:

Thanks for the funny Blind Valentine for my AATW Feb wish! HAHA I laughed at picturing you rolling your eyes at the stereotypical woman owning tons of shoes. I admit I do own tons of shoes, but they are more along the lines of workout shoes, birkenstocks and more utilitarian things. No way could I ever subject my Achilles tendons to stupid high heels. I love how it is a birthday card, next month I'm wishing for blind birthday cards! HA!

susieq11 on Feb 14, 2018:

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the darling deer stuffed animal!!!! It's so so so sweet, I love it! Even the heart tissue paper made me smile. That was sooooooo nice of you, and you made me so happy!!!! XOXO AATW February

kiddomerriweather on Feb 14, 2018:

Thank you for the Blind Valentine Card for my February AATW Wishlist. I love the picture on the front of the card with the Corgis and Sharks. Happy Anniversary to you, too, my love. LOL! Thanks a million!

LahDeeDah on Feb 11, 2018:

OK! I've given both beans a go and they're delicious! I'm drinking the Slate right now and sampled the Lighthouse yesterday. I love dark chocolate and brown sugar notes. This morning's cup has both! Yum! I'll be listing these roasters in my notebook and ordering from them in the future. This was fun! Thanks so much! P.S. Be sure to refrigerate your treat. I think it's better if you bring it to room temp before eating it, but it will go rancid if it sits out for several days. That's why I always eat the entire box as soon as I open it. Ha! Enjoy :-)

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!

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