Swap-bot Time: March 5, 2021 8:56 am


Date Joined: July 11, 2007
Last Online: March 4, 2021
Birthday: September 25
Country: United States
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About Me

All my hero's are weirdos

My name is Kurtis and I was born and raised in Minnesota. Moved to Nebraska where i have been living since 2011. I have a teenage daughter. Spent nearly twenty years working restaurants ranging from Townie Bars and Grills, corporate chains, to find dining. Was a jack of all trades in the kitchen. Could pretty much put me in any position and I'd be able to handle it. Think my favorite position was being a Banquet Sous Chef. Lost of hurry up and wait. I was always fun making the food for weddings and such. I don't miss working in restaurants so much as I miss the camaraderie.

In December 2019, I graduated community college with a degree in PC and Web Development. After graduating, the State of Nebraska (DHHS), where I had been interning, hired me on as a FT Web Applications Developer.

Since the pandemic started, I have gotten into doing virtual races. Have completed 5/10k's every month since October 2020. Planning on doing one every month in 2021. January first, I started a 480mi run/walk/swim/bike/row challenge. Aiming to complete in forty weeks, but at the rate I’ve been going, I’ll probably be done byApril

Another thing I got into since COVID is kayaking. March 2020, I purchased a Perception Joyride 10.0 for myself and a Perception Swifty 9.5 for my daughter. Not crazy extreme kayaking or anything, but just going around the lake and enjoying the weather, sunsets and, occasionally, some beers.

Covid also renewed my interest in postcards. Was really active on this site from 2007-2011, then moving and other life events put swapping on the back burner. Sprinkled throughout the years, I'd log on and do a few swaps. Being back at this, though, has renewed my interest in painting, drawing, photo editing and now collages to make postcards. It has been enjoyable getting back into the arts again.

I send swaps on time and try to rate immediately. If you haven't received something from me, please let me know so I can make the necessary corrections.

Favorite Music

Love The Smiths, Talking Heads, Stark Reality, Jamiroquai,.. Jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, electronic, chill-..

Enjoy a lot of stuff and, like food, am pretty opened minded and will give new things a try. That being said, not much for country - old stuff or folk is fine. Also, not much for the screaming, "passing of a kidney stone" metal music.

I am not really hip to what is current, although my daughter shows me some songs here and there.

Favorite Movies

To name a few of my favorites:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Locked Stocked and Two Smoking barrels, Bongwater, Big Lebowski, Royal Tenenbaums, Annie Hall, Love and Death, Manhattan, Hedwig & The Angry Inch..

Favorite Books

Started reading a lot recently. Listen to a lot of audiobooks also. Actually, started with audiobooks last summer and there were some That didn’t have audiobooks on my app, so I had to read them. Sorta took off after that. I aim to finish a book a week, meh, doesn’t always happen. Usually have at least two going at once. I really dig fiction but am also really into politics. So usually I audiobook something political and read something fiction. Sometimes I need a break from politics though and will double the fiction. Not much into the fantasy/science fiction.

Currently Reading: The Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit - Mark Leyner

Currently Audiobooking: TBD

Some Favorites:

  • Bongwater - Michael Hornburg
  • Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
  • Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis
  • American History in 10 Strikes - Erik Loomis
  • Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerney
  • On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Favorite Television

Honestly, I haven’t been watching much TV because I have been reading so much. psychedelic I do watch a fair amount of news though: The Hill, Majority Report, The Young Turks, Tim Black TV, Last Week Tonight..

Outside of news.. HUGE Modern Family Fan. Scrubs, Letterkenny kinda grew on me, American Dad / Family Guy, Home Movies, Walking Dead - haven't followed as closely these days, The Wonder Years

Random Likes

  • Bicycles
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Handmade things
  • Running
  • Politics
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Puzzles
  • Postcards
  • Mushrooms
  • Beer
  • Cannabis culture
  • 1960's / 70's / 80's / 90's
  • Beatniks
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Painting
  • Art Museums
  • Cities
  • Nature
  • Snowy days
  • rainy days
  • Sunshine
  • Stars / Planets / Space
  • Bars
  • Wind chimes
  • Autumn
  • Books
  • Cooking
  • Kayaking


Savannah76 rated for Random Peoples-Person PC 2 on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you Kurtis for your PC and your nice story behind. I would appreciated to eat the grilled fish with a delicious white wine around a fire and discuss all the night about life :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the genuine vintage PC. I like the embossed flowers on the front!
Response: Wow! That took some time to get there! Glad you like it! =)
Comment: So happy your kitty returned!
Response: Here is the story from the local paper. Forgot to mention that Rigby and my daughter made the paper. Also, didn't think a long url would be good on a pc. . =) https://journalstar.com/news/local/lincoln-man-reunited-with-cat-after-8-months-apart/article_a21cb20c-2fa5-594c-b585-4a8c0a500208.html
Comment: This one arrived just fine! Thanks so much! I appreciate your re-send of this nice vintage postcard. I have never been to Oregon, one of only four states not visited.
Response: Awesome! I am relieved this one made it there. Looks like a nice place to visit, all around!
Lyndylou5 rated for Quick Handmade PC! #3 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I love everything about the postcard you sent. A very creative idea! I'm enjoying your swaps :-)
Carollee922 rated for 🎵New year, new music #4 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I like the Smiths and Sting as well
Leekoba rated for 🎵New year, new music #4 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pc and recs :) Lots of new songs here for me! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the pc. I will check out these songs as I am not familiar with many of them. Thanks! Be well.
Comment: I feel honored to receive this postcard from your 1996 trip to Brussels. Very cool card! Happy mails
Response: Glad you like it! That one is kinda neat. Gradually, I have sent pretty much all the ones from that trip. There is on that is several photos of the famous "Manneken Pis" dressed in various outfits. Have been hesitant on sending that one. Probably just add it to the keep stash. Thanks for the rating + heart! =)
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
squince rated for 🎵New year, new music #4 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: How funny you mentioned a song by Tiny Tim! My parents were musicians and had a band back when they were married and they played with him once! :) "Tiptoe through the Tulips" is a funny family joke song. :)
Response: I like Tiny Tim only because he is so weird. I did that track by him and he also does a really good cover of "When you're Strange" by the Doors.
NRGordon rated for 🎵New year, new music #4 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your songs. There are 5 of the 6 that I have to listen to.
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC, your pun and for hosting.
LisaLisa3 rated for Black and White Postcard Swap #4 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I love the winter scene!
Comment: Thank you!!
Itchy rated for Quick Handmade PC! #2 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: HI Kurtis! What a pretty PC you have done! Great work! ;) TNX!!
Response: Happy to hear it made it there and that you like it! =) Thanks for playing!
StarGazer2021 rated for 🎵 New year, new music #3 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: I loved the postcard!! The songs were a nice collection of ones I hadn't heard before!
NRGordon rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and your list. There are a couple I'm going to have to listen too.
Comment: Thank you, I was there 2 years ago, watching a large family rub their relatives name. Very emotional even for me, didn’t even know them.
sharingpostcards rated for 🎵 New year, new music #3 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and new songs! I love the postcard!

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jessmarie on Dec 17, 2009:

hello mr robeastro i was just reading your ratings comments and it made me smile like this :D

Sharila on Mar 28, 2009:

Hello, I created 3 new swaps in the Psychology group, please come and check them out!

BarbaraMartinsDeSousa on Feb 17, 2009:

Thank you for the cd, I love it :D

By the way, great chicken with human head, ahah *

Topher on Nov 28, 2008:


voodooninja on Nov 11, 2008:

Brother @Jib916 has started The Revolution's very first swap here.

I am encouraging everyone to support the cause and sign up!

Long live The Revolution!

doublekissable on Oct 9, 2008:

I would love to see a picture of your car!!!

sunnysidey on Sep 16, 2008:

The HPC would like to see your handmade postcards! Please read this thread in the forum for details!

RoBeastRo on Sep 16, 2008:


voodooninja on Sep 1, 2008:

Welcome. Long live the revolution!

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