Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2018 2:35 am


Date Joined: December 15, 2008
Last Online: January 16, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States

About Me

If you do not receive a swap from me, PLEASE!!, send me a message on swap-bot! Please contact me and let me know before rating! I will resend if you don't receive something! I ALWAYS send out my swaps!

Now about me....well, I'm a teacher of sorts from Florida. I like a great many things and really enjoy being outside, hiking, canoeing, letterboxing. I also like collecting pressed pennies whenever I go somewhere, or have family and friends collect some on their journeys. And I also like collecting coins from foreign countries. I find the different currencies really interesting. :) I like the colors blue and green; and I enjoy bowling, and drawing. I have several different favorite animals but the top ones would have to be Horses (Friesians especially), Mammoths, Okapis, Rhinos, Manatees, Owls, and Turtles.
My favorite holiday would have to be Halloween, I love everything about it! :) Favorite Month, October, it just seems to have the best weather, especially for this part of Florida. I also enjoy the magical side of life.

Favorite Music

I enjoy a great variety of music, pretty much whatever catches my ear. I like the 50s, 60s, early 70s, some 80s and 90s. Some of my favorite bands/artists would be: The Beatles, Queen, Aerosmith, Pink, Empty Hats.

Some of my favorite songs would be ~Greensleeves ~Galway Girl ~"Lovers Concerto" by The Toys ~ "Smile" as sung by Robert Downey Jr. ~"Somebody to Love" by Queen ~"Did You Ever See A Dream Walking"-as sung by Bing Crosby ~"The Longest Time" by Billy Joel ~"Never Going Back Again," Fleetwood Mac ~"Mr. Bassman" by Johnny Cymbal ~"Lil' Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Favorite Books

There are many different books that I like, and they tend to be in series. J.K. Rowling's the Harry Potter Books, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, Ellen Dugan books, and the Jean Auel's Earth Children's series. I also have quite a large collection of books containing stories of local hauntings, and from one of my favorite cities, St. Augustine. I also have many different animals books which make for good reference, not just for facts but picture reference in the study of drawing animals.

Favorite Movies

I have too many movies to name that are favorites and again they are many different types. But I will name some of the top ones. The Back to the Future series, The Harry Potter movies, Vibes (one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, love it!), Charlie Chaplin movies (especially 'Behind the Screen', 'The New Janitor' & 'The Kid'), Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2, Iron Man 1, 2, & 3, The Avengers, E.T., Enchanted, Practical Magic, Ghostbusters 1 & 2, The Indiana Jones series, Animated Disney and Pixar movies, the Ice Age series, the Lethal Weapon series, The Tenth Kingdom, Young Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, The Goonies, Date with an Angel, Mixed Nuts, Splash, Sense and Sensibility (with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant) and Just Like Heaven.

Favorite Television

Here are the shows that I like or liked watching. Xena: The Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The Pretender, Quantum Leap, The Dresden Files, Danny Phantom, Gargoyles, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Castle, The Listener, The X-Files, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Forever, Charmed, The Libraians, Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, Amazing Race, Blackadder (especially the second season), Murdoch Mysteries/The Artful Detective, Expedition Unknown and Destination Truth (Love me some Josh Gates).

Favorite Crafts

I think I'm pretty crafty, in that I like to keep busy. I like making things and putting things together. In other words a total puzzle nut, love 'em. I also really enjoy drawing, especially animals and try to find excuses to draw them.
I enjoy trying my hands at different mediums and seeing what works like watercolor (not bad at that), but I always tend to drift back to my pencils, be it colored or my trusty graphite mechanical pencil.

Favorite Quotes

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Sir Charles Chaplin

"Even the darkest night has stars, and hope shines brightest in the darkness."

"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - Adam Savage (Mythbusters)

"Procrastinate now, don't put it off!" - Ellen DeGeneres

"Wit beyond measure is Man's greatest treasure." (if you recognize this one, leave me a comment and say hi and where it's from! :) )

"Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he's just a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That's like saying, "He can't climb that mountain, he's just a man", or "That's not a diamond, it's just a rock." Just." - Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland)

"You can't turn your back on Nature, or Nature will turn her back on you." - from the 'Quagmire' episode of the X-files.

"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children." - Kenyan Proverb

"The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth." - Chief Seattle

"Someone who truly understands is a rare gift, And someone who loves unconditionally is priceless." -?

"In spite of everything. I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anneke (Anne) Frank

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." - Jeremy Irons

"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Souveniers I like to collect..

While it is not a very big list, I still want to get it out there. :)

-Magnets. Especially the ones that have the photos, with the name of the city, country on it. Or a really cool magnet that features something important or well known for that area. Not some cheesy mass market novelty one.

-Embroidered Patches | Iron-On Patches | Appliques I have recently started collecting these neat Souvenir patches at different locations that I visit.

-Squished/Elongated Pennies/Coins. I collect these little pressed treasures where ever I can. :)

-Mapcard/ Map Postcard I prefer these sent naked through the mail. Nothing better than getting a postcard in the mail like it was meant to be, stamped and traveled. :)

-Anything that shouts, HEY! I'm from .... I also like to collect little things that just scream that they came from somewhere in particular. That you would not really be able to pick up just anywhere.

-Foreign Coins Not really a souvenir I know but I love foreign and old coins. I find them fascinating. How something so small can travel so far, visit untold numbers of people and places, for years on end.

The state mapcards, that I don't have any from, that I am still missing are quite a few, but as follows in case any one is interested in a private swap... MT, NV, RI, SC, VT, and Washington D.C. If the state wasn't mentioned that means that I already have at least one from that state, but does not mean I still wouldn't be open to trades. And I'm always open to a trade for foreign map postcards!! :)

I am pretty much open to anything, but listed above are my favorites. :)

If anyone is ever interested in any kind of a private swap, please do let me know!

I live in Florida, pretty much in a tourist area, so my options are open. :)


Poohtat rated for Naked Map PC #9 on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I lived in West Palm Beach from 1984 to 2006!
Response: You're welcome :) Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
miamoy rated for Pressed Coins of the World #5 on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful coin! I hope I won't miss if you host a similar swap! Have a wonderful Christmas :)
Response: You are very welcome! I am happy that you like the coin so much. :) I will certainly be setting up another swap soon for pressed coins. :) Thanks for joining my swap and for the rating & heart! :)
CHOWEFACE rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #4 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a new map to my collection!
Response: You're welcome! Happy to find a new one for you. :D Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
ElenaMaz rated for Historic Photo Postcard #2 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the pc, sorry to hear about the dance LOL
Response: Happy to hear the card arrived :) It was neat to have the dance at that location, a very beautiful building. Thanks for the rating and heart and for joining my swap! :D
simcoe54 rated for Naked Map PC (USA/Canada) #4 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the map postcard.
Response: You're welcome :) Thanks for the rating :)
Fieke rated for Map Sent Naked "A" on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the map card from Florida. I love those kind of map card !
Response: I am happy that you love the card :) Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
KitsuneSK rated for Historic Photo Postcard #2 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Lovely postcard! It must have been so amazing to have been in the Coliseum and especially at an event like Homecoming! And I remember it from the movie "Cocoon" it's one of my favorite ones! Thank you for hosting this swap and the card!
Response: You are very welcome. :D Happy that you like the card & have seen the movie to get the chance to see what it looks like inside. Thank you for joining my swap & for the rating & heart! :D
Poohtat rated for Map & Flag PC Sent Naked #2 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice Florida map postcard.
Response: Happy you like it :) Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
Mark63 rated for Naked Map PC #8 on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice Map PC that arrived today. :-)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! :D
Comment: Thanks for the post card. My husband lived in Tampa for two years in the 80’s.
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the rating. :)
kiwi2140nz rated for Pressed Coins of the World #4 on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great koala penny. Another new one for my collection.
Response: You are very welcome, happy its a new one for you. :) Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
kacka rated for Map & Flag Pc Sent Naked #1 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: thank you for the great card:)
Response: You are welcome! :) Thank you for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the FL card. It was not a new one for me but that does not matter. I love being able to read the notes that have been written on them. Transportation to the stars reminds me of our tour of Cape Canaveral when we were traveling home after a cruise that my daughter and a friend of ours took in Sept 2012.
Response: Well, I'm happy that you enjoyed the message. I enjoy getting the chance to visit the Kennedy Space Center & be nose to nose with Atlantis. Thanks for the rating & the heart! :)
CHOWEFACE rated for Naked Map PC to 2 Partners #6 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: thanks for the Florida card!
Response: You are very welcome. :) Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
marclively rated for Map card PC swap - USA only on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Sara, thanks for the postcard!!
Response: You're welcome Marc! Hope all is well for you. Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
Mamamoose rated for Pressed Coins of the World #4 on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great coin! Even though I've got a lot of coins from Florida this one is new to my collection :)
Response: Very happy to hear that this was a new coin for your collection. :) Thank you for joining my swap & for the rating & heart! :D
jn6754 rated for Naked Map PC to 2 Partners #6 on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: This is a new card. So fun! Thank you.
Response: Happy to hear this is a new card. Thanks for rating & for the heart! :)
kiwi2140nz rated for Map Magnet and Map Postcard on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the map postcard and magnet, both designs are new to me.
Response: Happy that both are new for you! :) Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the new card to add to my collection. Stay safe during Irma.
Response: I am happy that it was a new card for you. It was a rough go there for a bit with Irma & definitely could of been worse but made it through okay :) Thanks for the rating. :)
Mimiadpi rated for Elongated Coin Swap #39 on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love the zoo!
Response: You are welcome! Happy you like it! :) Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)

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simcoe54 on Apr 29, 2017:

Received your map postcard today. Thanks for angeling for International Map Postcard Swap #8

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HelloCindi on May 10, 2013:

I'm so happy to hear that you received the PC I sent you :) thank you for rating me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Hi l am glad you got your patch and thanks for joining in. Take care

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