Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2019 1:39 pm


Date Joined: May 25, 2012
Last Online: September 25, 2012
Birthday: February 24, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Christine. I live in Connecticut, and work at Taco Bell. I recently earned my associates degree in general studies from a local community college. Lately I've been in a sort of limbo. I can't seem to decide what to study next. I spend a lot of time reading or hiking with my dogs. I have a chocolate lab named Abby and a mixed breed named Willow. I love spending time with them and teaching them new tricks. I also volunteer at Beech Brook Farm, which is an equine rescue that cares for neglected, and abused horses, donkeys, and mules.

Favorite Music

I enjoy a variety of music including rock, alternative, pop, r&b/soul, and some country, Some of my favorite artists/bands at the moment include Regina Specktor, Queen, Christina Perri, and Bare Naked Ladies.

Favorite Books

I love stories and I love learning new things so I am almost always reading something. I tend to go through phases of obsession during which I will read a lot from one genre or topic, but overall my taste in books is quite varied. I like all kinds of fiction: historical, sci-fi and fantasy, thrillers, Gothic. I am a big fan of southern writers such as Flannery O'Connor and Z.Z. Packer.

I studied Spanish in high school and college and I fell in love with Spanish and South American Poetry. Jorge Luis Borges, and Frederico Garcia Lorca are two of my favorite poets.

I also read a lot of non fiction usually science. I am interested in astronomy and physics. (Although, my understanding of the subjects is minimal.) I also like biology. Books like "Killer Germs, and "Survival of the Sickest" were fascinating.

Occasionally I will read biographies or memoirs. I especially enjoy reading about the lives of revolutionaries. Such as "Death of a Revolutionary" about Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela's biography "A Long Walk to Freedom" and Gioconda Belli's memior "The Country Under My Skin"

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows are comedies: The Big Bang Theory, The Office, and Modern Family.

Favorite Crafts

beading, scrap booking, paper crafts, I am just learning zentangle


I love postcards!! I can't get enough of them. I have never received a postcard that I didn't enjoy but I especially like the following:

-buildings (historical, universities, places of worship and meditation)

-city views

-nature and scenic views


-anything your town/city/ state/ country is well known for

-anything related to books, authors, or illustrations

-art and architecture

I prefer postcards written and stamped. ( unless the swap indicates otherwise.) The messages are my favorite part. I love reading anything about you, where you live, the places you've been. If you cant think of something I would love it if you drew a picture or wrote a poem you like.


-charms, beads (except for seed beads - I have more than I need)


-blank note cards, stationary, letter sets

-stamped images on card stock

-patterned paper or card stock

-buttons (especially odd-shaped or decorative ones)

-coins from different countries

-articles or poems in languages other than English


-fabric squares

-bookmarks (store bought or handmade)


-nature themed items (especially trees, flowers, and birds)

-any handmade crafts or artwork

-favorite colors are blue and green (all shades) but there aren't any colors I dislike

-I love citrus scented or flavored things

-coffee, tea (hot or iced) , hot chocolate


-kawaii (although I can usually pass these items along so I don't mind if you send them.)


-tasteless humor (anything that makes fun of someone's religion, race, gender, sexual orientation ect.)

On flaking and rating

I will not flake on you. If something does not arrive in a timely manner please contact me and I will gladly resend. Also, I really appreciate it when you rate my swap so that I know you have received it, and I commit to rating every swap I receive.


rtwong rated for Postcrossing Supply Kit on Sep 17, 2012
Comment: Thank you. Love the spiral and everything in the envie.! Thanks
kriegergenealogy rated for Mapcard Swap on Aug 18, 2012
Comment: Hello Christine- Thank you so much for the great map card of Connecticut. This must be a hard one to get, because I don't have very many of them. It is a great addition to my collection! :)
pulpfree rated for Random Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the colourful postcard - love the butterflies!
colormetheworld rated for A Swap For Poetry Lovers on Aug 11, 2012
Comment: thanks!! Me gusta mucho!
judee0624 rated for 5 blanks - sender's choice #4 on Aug 10, 2012
Comment: Great cards, thanks!
ladydy5 rated for A Swap For Poetry Lovers on Aug 8, 2012
Comment: Enjoyed, thanks, especially the little postcard as I have been there.
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and the penny, its really hard to get them in the UK so thank you for being so kind! Happy Swapping :)
MamaMangrove rated for J-(Z) Alphabet Postcard Swap J on Aug 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the John Ruskin card & for your attention to my profile. He's one of those people you wish you could bring back to life and invite to dinner for a spirited conversation on the environment. Good choice!
user4618 rated for People postcard swap on Aug 3, 2012
Comment: LIked this atmospheric portrait very much.
bond007 rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #75 on Aug 3, 2012
Comment: The submarine is just my style :-) Thanks!
ktlasers rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #75 on Aug 2, 2012
Comment: We had some of the Biltmores here, so a lot of Phoenix is named after them. It's neat to see their "house."
denalichix rated for USA Mapcard Swap on Aug 1, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the card ! I have visited your area a few times & really enjoyed it :)
judee0624 rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #75 on Aug 1, 2012
Comment: Very interesting, thanks.
decolover rated for Pen pal postcard 2 on Aug 1, 2012
Comment: Hi Christine, thanks for the card! This is a penpal pc swap, but you didn't give me your address, so can't reply! You can send it to mony66@yahoo.com if you don't want to put it here. Hugs
TexyDeb rated for Two Truth & A Lie PC Swap #4 on Jul 28, 2012
Comment: Cool card! OK...My youngest was with me when I read your card. He chooses heights as the lie. I choose Watermelon as the lie. Who got it right? lol
Response: Lol! Your youngest was right. Heights was the lie.
Comment: Thanks for the great B&W postcard. That smile is so Shirley Temple!
ItAllStartedWithAMouse rated for Bear Postcard Swap on Jul 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! :)
valentine69 rated for Two Truth & A Lie PC Swap #4 on Jul 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great pc, Im guessing the lie was I speak Spanish=) Hard to tell. Ok, second guess..hate watermelon? Your comment about my name totally made my day & I love to read! TY!
Response: I should have written the same lie on both postcards because I can't remember which one I sent you, but I do speak Spanish (although not perfectly) so that is not the lie!
Comment: Hi Christine, Thanks for the (I) Italian Garden postcard received today. I agree, the 'I' letter was a bit difficult to find, wasn't it!
peartree55 rated for Random PC #5 on Jul 23, 2012
Comment: great pc, sorry it took so long to rate. I love it
Response: No problem! I'm so glad you like it!

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junemoon on Aug 23, 2012:

Thank you so much for angeling your poetry swap where my partner flaked. I like the poem you sent and I very much like your paragraph of thoughts about the universality of poetry. I hope you'll host other poetry swaps in the future.

Rhino44 on Aug 22, 2012:

Thank you for angelling for the Swap for Poetry Lovers! I got your poem today -- it's beautiful, and I wasn't familiar with it. I love it. Thanks. (and thanks for the postcards, too!)

darzy30 on Aug 1, 2012:

Thank you for sending me the adorable raccoons for the Animal Postcard swap!

Maggiesmother on Jul 13, 2012:

I will mail your 3 blanks SB postcards for the tag in the Blank SB PCs in an envie.

Ikat78 on Jul 12, 2012:

Thank you for the B&W PCs for "Blank SB PCs in an Envie Group-Tag." They are great!

susieq11 on Jul 10, 2012:

Thanks so much for the awesome postcards for the Postcard Trading group 2 Postcards in an Envelope Tag!!!! (Wow, long sentence!) They are all great - thanks for the extra and for looking at my profile!! : )

snailmaillover on Jul 6, 2012:

Welcome to swap-bot! I look forward to Spanish themed swapping with you! :)

MoodyBlue on May 26, 2012:

Welcome to Swap-bot, thanks for joining my swap! Have fun!

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