Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2024 7:17 pm


Date Joined: December 29, 2022
Last Online: June 23, 2024

Country: United States

Favorite Books

Quirky history, sea voyages and shipwrecks.

Scandinavian mysteries and good old fashioned ghost stories.

Folktales - especially those with unhappy endings.

Books with unreliable narrators.

Books I'm Currently reading:

Just finished and really loved "Bright Young Women" by Jessica Knoll. It's a fictional story based on the Ted Bundy murders but told from the victims' side.

"Bunny" - by Mona Awad. Creepy and cool.

Demon of Unrest - Erik Larson.

Books on my shelf waiting to be read include: "The Wager" by David Grann.


Favorite Music

To dance to - 1950's music.

To sing badly to - 1980's songs.

When I'm feeling wild - rockabilly.

When I'm feeling tired - mellow jazz.

When I'm in love - 1960's French pop.

In the dead of night - spooky murder ballads.

My public playlists on Spotify (by hauntedfondue-us):

Hearing Double - a wide array of cool covers

Killer Murder Ballads - just what the name says

About Me

Things I like:

Circus (going to them and their history). I've even tried the flying trapeze.

Coney Island

Eurovision - I've got a mini crush on Dadi Freyr - 2024 Grand Final May 11

Artists: Edward Gorey, Michael Sowa, Else Bostelmann, Theodor Kittelsen.

Recently I discovered the art of Ivar Rødningen on a trip to Norway (I plan to be incredibly annoying with references to my recent trip there). His troll pictures are magical.


Seeing movies in old cinemas.

Road trips and roadside attractions. I'm a big fan of Atlas Obscura.

Watching the birds in my backyard. We recently saw an owl in our birdbath which was very, very cool.

Antique stores and flea markets.

Paranormal museums.

Old cemeteries - I spent many hours adding to the findagrave.com site.

Writing bad poetry.

Very basic astronomy. I know about 3 constellations at present. But am always up for watching a meteor shower.

The moon. Rabbits. Moon rabbit.

Watching lightning storms.

Forests and mountains.

Squids, octopi and other interesting sea creatures.

Trolls - not the cute ones with pink hair but the grumpy Scandinavian types.

Train trips.

Groovy mid century stuff - from furniture to jello molds to lava lamps. And don't get me started on casseroles!

Things I don't like: most sports, itchy sweaters and red beets.

Things I'd like to swap

Vintage postcards

black and white photos

book and music recommendations

folk art and folk tales

urban legends

old maps and travel ephemera

ghost stories


patches - especially of places like parks or attractions

I enjoy when the sender adds their own personal touch to the card, however they feel inspired.

Things I wouldn't like to swap

Religious tracts

political pamphlets


a photo of your uncle asleep after Christmas dinner

Nice to meet you!


Favorite Crafts

I've gotten into crochet and have started some Christmas afghan projects. I'm not terribly great at it, but I'm really good at long rows of colorful stripes.

I like to create things for my garden. I've made a retaining wall and mosaic stepping stones. Growing things in the garden is another story. Cacti and weeds seem to do best. I recently made a heart shaped raised flower bed in memory of my Mom. Not sure what will work in our AZ heat, but it's a satisfying project.

Favorite Podcasts

Currently I'm liking ...

Dark Histories

Dark Histories

You're Dead to Me

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Radio Rentals

Snap Judgement - Spooked

Always open to suggestion for new history, ghost stories or weird science podcasts.

If you don't receive my swap

Please let me know, and I'll happily send again.

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I will be away from July 17th to the 23rd. I promise to rate anything I receive during that time as soon as possible after my return.


Comment: Thank you for this great blank and white postcard!
Mystyne rated for PH: What Is Your Sasqwatch Name? on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the Jackalope PC. You have a prerty Sasqwatch name.
Comment: When I saw my first roadrunner in the wild, I was mildly disappointed he wasn't followed by a coyote. Thanks!
Response: Lol, cartoons had us believe so many lies.
hjbcats rated for Vintage tourist card #46 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks :)
Comment: Many thanks Fie the pretty flowered stationery with floral stickers on your note and envelope … and thank you for your sweet note and saw you even used flowered vintage postage stamp, that’s a pretty Arizona postcard you enclosed, too!
feverfawn rated for Bird Watching via PCs - June 2024 on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the Cactus Wren postcard! Absolutely love that you sent me a desert bird PC for this swap!
matt319 rated for world postcard day swap 2023 on May 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much!!
SoberMermaid3 rated for A-Z of SCIENCE-"F" on May 30, 2024
Comment: Dali sure was fluid with those poor kitties! I love the card and your message. You nailed it! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for all the terrific stamps on other green treasures!
Comment: I got your postcard today. Thank you! I enjoyed hearing about the family of quails you saw in your yard!
Comment: Such a pretty card!! What an awesome place you live in, it sounds amazing!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - J on May 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun playlist!
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice leter with much stamps! I like the PC:s aswell! :)
paperlover rated for ANYCARD W/PROMPT #110 on May 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Gambel's quails postcard, cute little things. My favorite group name that you listed is a bobbin of robins
SoberMermaid3 rated for A-Z of SCIENCE-"E" on May 10, 2024
Comment: Perfect card and stamp! Jack the Ripper museum! I need to add to my list of weird museums to visit some day lol.
Risna rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on May 3, 2024
Comment: OMG, I love, love, love this PC! Thanks for picking the orca.
Larina rated for Postcard Storytelling #1 on May 2, 2024
Comment: Poor Frances! All those fairies wanted was some cake! I really enjoyed your story and postcards, thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I love all your vintage stamps and the cute tiny, puffy stickers!
Comment: Wow! What an awesome bird PC! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! Also, your story of an owl in your bird bath, that must have been a sight to see. I've got three bird baths in my backyard, and I often hear an owl in the evenings (in my neighbor's tree), so I can only hope that I get to see a similar bathing experience! Best, Rick
Response: You're welcome, so glad you like it. And I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Comment: Thank you for the Goosehead Rock Mt Lemmon, AZ. And for telling me about it.

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