Date Joined: January 14, 2011
Last Online: May 2, 2011
Country: United States
Currently reading the Stieg Larsson series (again) but like all genres of reading material. I have a car book, a tote bag book, and books and magazines all around the house. My mother sends me romance books (what is she trying to tell me?) but my last few reads were true crime, sci-fi, and a great mystery. I'll read fluff but not apparently at the moment.
Basically I'm a rock, New Age, and Celtic kind of gal but I listen to most anything with the exception of rap/hip hop. If I could understand the point of that music maybe I would give it more of a chance. LOL
Listening now to a Soweto (Africa) string quartet CD. Lovely. Before that, Metallica. Yes, I am a woman of many tastes.
One of my many "addictions" is stationery... paper, notecards, pens, stickers, POSTCARDS. Any time I go someplace I have to check out the junky touristy shops. Since I write family, friends, several U.S. soldiers, and a couple of pen pals I get the chance to stock up and enable my addiction on a frequent basis. (smirk)
Thought it'd be nice to exchange postcards with other like-minded people and maybe pick up a postcard pal in the process.
I like postcards with scenic views of your town/city/area with the name on the front. Beautiful cards of non-scenic views are welcomed as well. If you could write a little about the picture that would be wonderful. It'd be like living vicariously through you. (smile)
My interests in postcards also include cats (black cats in particular), dogs, animals (babies especially), whales (added when a comment reminded me I love them lol), manatees (I save an extra of each different manatee postcard), sea turtles, bright/pretty colors, waterfalls, rainbows, and lovely vistas from afar. Actually I'd be happy with any pretty or unusual postcard you choose to send.
I notice I tend to purchase beach-type cards, Disney cards, and cards from wherever I travel (not so much these days) so I have a lot of Florida and Arizona cards. Postcard views are much prettier than any camera shot you could take, don't you think?
Used to have many more postcards from all over the USA and places I've visited out of the country but then I have a bad habit of actually using them by mailing them out. Why, oh why didn't I buy two and save one for ME? Hahahaha!
STORE BOUGHT is preferred. Please stamp and write on the PC. See above for living vicariously through you. (smile)
If you send a beautifully/creatively handmade card, PLEASE send in an envelope regardless of the swap requirements. I would hate to see your creation ruined by the mailing process and it will be. If you do not want to send your artwork in an envelope, please send a store bought card. Better an intact card than a ripped card with missing pieces.
Please, no freecards/ad cards (unless I join a swap with this stipulation). PLEASE no old/bent/torn/stained/smelly/yellowed postcards that look like they've been stored in a dusty box/exposed to the elements. Yes, I just received one. (pout)
What to say? Well, I'm a middle aged (gasp) Florida female who won't put her picture online. Just saying. I like travel, cultural/ethnic events, reading, racquetball, health & fitness issues (I'm training for a 5K), concerts, dogs, family/friends, talking to strangers, volunteering, house renovations, a good quality chocolate, and so many more things.
I am NOT seeking romance. My husband would object. Hehe! I will not support you, send money, help you with citizenship issues, and the like.
This sounds like a bad personal ad guaranteed not to get me matches or just enough information to get me accepted to this site so I can try this swap thing. Yes? No? LOL
I will ALWAYS send out my swaps! I will not join a swap if I think I will be too busy during that time.
PLEASE do me the courtesy of contacting me before you rate if you have not received a swap. Most of my swaps go out early, except for early March when I had to mail over 40 PCs in a short period of time. Gave myself permission to spread them out. All were mailed before the deadline btw.
Had not realized how much e-paperwork is involved with this website. I am getting paranoid about sending out everything I promised and would like to keep my "5" rating. (smile)
If you owe me a swap or rating, I will try to remember to email you as a friendly reminder, depending on the deadline and your location. I do not mean to be rude or pushy but everyone can forget once in a while... even me. Thanks so much!
I do not have Internet access at home and have to use the library. Sometimes the library is not open when I check my po box after hours. I will make every effort to rate things within a day after receipt. So far, so good! (thumbs up) Hope I didn't just jinx myself. (worried look) Hahaha!
UPDATE 3/25/11: I DID jinx myself!!! Grrr! It is now the end of March and I'm late on rating due to NO online access/car. Oh, I have a car but it wasn't working. I WILL rate everyone on the cards I received (holding up stack) within the next day or two. Sorry but life got in the way of fun!