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area51ufo1

area51ufo1
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Last Online: August 5, 2020
Birthday: January 7, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

ME:

I am a 38 year oldTeacher’s Aide for for the Los Angeles Unified School District.I haven’t been active on here for a long time ,but am going to try it again.

I am on here mainly for postcard swaps.I am in many groups on Facebook and also on postcrossing and Postcards United. I like to have many options.

I also recently got a few slams sent back. One had been traveling 12 years ! I see there are still those types of swaps and want to get into them again

I am a recent widow,( not to Covid-19)but I don’t let that stop me. I know My James wouldn’t want me to stop travelling or postcard trading ( he thought it was so neat to get postcards ) We travelled all over Europe,and I was planning on going solo inJune,but had to cancel. It’s ok cause I will have more funds,and can splurge more.I am interested in postcrossing meetups,so let me know. Mainly West,East and South . I really don’t go to the Midwest .

I don’t have kids,but I have fur babies .two rabbits and my cheagle Lucy. I also have Stari the tortoise. The other kids in my life are apart from me right now. I dearly miss my students. We actually have a postcrossing/trading group. It was really cool to see them share in my hobby

RATINGS Before giving me a 1 or 3 I would appreciate a message or email letting me know so we can work things out. If you are going to sign up for a swap please rate. It takes 5 seconds

I like to give hearts for especially beautiful postcards or people who seem to just take the extra time in a swap.. and actually take the time to read my profile

As for people worrying about getting bad ratings...Especially with all going on right now,I know swaps are going to take longer to get here. Just don’t lie about when you sent . That is what I hate. If you are going to be late just send me a dm. Life happens.

I’ve been swapping so long I know when people are bulls’#$%ing. Example : the girl whose grandma “died” five times.
The quality of the swap does matter. To put it Simply :send me what you would want to receive.

If I do ask to resend and the original swap shows up. I will gladly return the extra swap. ( for postcards I will send one in return based on your profile)

Sorry no private swaps at this time BUT if you need to pass on slams,bags eTc message me. International is fine too.

Favorite Music

Garbage, 80s, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Irish Rock, Madonna, billy Idol, Rasputina, Azam Ali,placebo, beth Ditto, Ladyhawke, Motley Crue ,Hanoi Rocks,and Lizzo

Favorite Movies

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Adam Sandler ,Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, cheesy horror, George Romero, Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman,Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford movies, slumdog millionaire, bollywood, Argento,Baz Luhrman, John Cassevetes,anything with Robert Mitchum or Bette Davis

Favorite Television

Mainly True Crime,Law and Order SVU, 90 Day Fiance, Love After Lockup,The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,Greys Anatomy, Outlander

Favorite Crafts

Amigurumi sewing, and crossstitch . I also just started making shakers with my sewing machine too. I am also about to start copic coloring

What I like to swap/Wishlist

POSTCARDS FAVES

cultural dress ,local festivals, mosques,European architecture and churches, castles, famous landmarks, beaches,nightviews ,food diecut or odd shaped, glitter (LOVE!!) recipe, maps Lou paper ( new series via Etsy) people ,rare countries,lantern press. Zazzle is fine

If you are unsure about what to send you can message me.

DISLIKES

vintage postcards NOT a fan If they are rare ,defunct or foreign countries that is the exception ( North Korea, USSR,Yugoslavia, Antarctica )

Please try to refrain from sending. They always get damaged or bent .the modern machines can’t handle them

If you do please add a non-machinable stamp (15 cents)/ And write non -machinable

Please no handmade! When I say handmade ,I mean cardboard ,paper pieced scrapbook types. I am ok with photography being sent into a printing service ( vistaprint zazzle) I’d be a hypocrite saying none like that ,as I am a zazzle seller.

Not exactly a dislike,but like I said we have an angry machine at the sorting center. Postcards need to be thicker than a photo. I hate when people’s cards get all messed up.

Just like the vintage ones,add a non machinable stamp and write non-machinable

I usually sign up for naked postcard swaps, cause I feel they are more personal,but sometimes I do sign up for ones in an envelope..

OTHER STUFF I LIKE

kawaii items ( stickers mainly )

Shakers ( cards bookmarks etc)

Sequins,confetti,glitter stickers

souvenirs from your country

amigurumi supplies and patterns

cute kawaii plushes

Rockabilly, retro, fabric, hair accessories, jewelry etc..

deco or washi tape

tokidoki items

Cross stitch patterns ,floss

Kawaii, Japanese . Asian or Sanrio themed Fabric

tea bags

Stamps both real and digital are fine . I especially love the ones from the Greetingfarm

Buddhist/Hindu related items ( my favorite goddesses are Laxshmi and saraswati )

Anything Kitsch or 50's

Anything Hello Kitty ( my wedding was hello kitty theme, have a tattoo , and know the creator of Kittycon ) handmade is totally fine.

weiner dog/dachshund items

Dia de los Muertos ( day of the dead ) related or Mexicana

anything with the Eiffel tower or leaning tower of Pisa

Hand of Fatima or Evil Eye stuff

Favorite Animals : Anything cute and fuzzy .. I LOVE animals in general so no worries on what to send me. just not too big on bugs ( I love spiders and grasshoppers though)

Frida Kahlo , Yoshitomo Nara or Mark Ryden anything

Skulls, Gothic, ,COFFINS!!! cemetaries the macabre I love halloween year round

anything Irish or Clovers ( st patricks day any time of year is cool)

anything Russian esp. matryoskas ( nesting dolls)

kokeshi or geishas

Wishlist : lovely White anything .it is a very early Korean kawaii character. I don’t care about condition.

Under the bag/book categories

Sticker bags,washi bags ( new to me) postcards bags,label bags, stamp bags

Slams

Anything 90 day fiance fan related.

What I don't like to get

The only allergies I have That matter for swapping are Lanolin and wool

People who think Covid 19 is fake ( I’ve know one person who died and many others who got it )

boyish/masculine items

Anything racist,homophobic, xenophobic misogynistic ,etc you get the idea.

sports related items EXCEPT NOTRE DAME or LA dodgers..

low quality dirty or used

Under the book /bag category

Fbs,decos
although I am a big fan of Love after Lockup, a whirlwind affair like that of Tony and Angela is not in the cards .

Americana ( except if it's for a fourth of July swap )

Country ( roosters and barns etc) I like the country though but you can't send that in an envelope :/

non kawaii stationery (unless its part of a swap )

kiwi or cinnamon flavored

items smelling of smoke

reward stickers ( my students also hate them )

Political

vintage postcards Not a fan . If they are rare ,defunct or foreign countries that is the exception ( North Korea, USSR,Yugoslavia, Antarctica )

Please try to refrain from sending. They always get damaged or bent .the modern machines can’t handle them

If you do please add a non-machinable stamp (15 cents)/ And write non -machinable

Any Christian stuff ( My mom runs the office at a Catholic Church. I can go to the store there )

Not into die cuts ,I use the accu cut machine at work . I’m going to try to talk my boss into a cricut

People who just put a 5 and no comment. Especially if you put effort into that swap.

favorite colors

black , red, blues, pink mostly dark colors

Students likes /dislikes

For stuff like sticker swaps if you don’t feel you have what I like personally , just look under this category. I will happily pass them on .

  • storebought postcards of anything . ( remember to keep it kid friendly ‘)

  • unused US stamps for our postcrossing group

-tsum Tsum

  • scratch and sniff stickers

  • fake tattoos

-peppa pig fake tattoos ( an ongoing joke with the fifth graders )

Puffy,glitter, 3D stickers

Emojis

Soccer ( futbol) related

Pokemon

Harry Potter ( all houses)

VCSO

Coloring pages ,postcards etc Dodgers

Chucky, zombies, purge horror in general ( I try to steer them towards.classics

Godzilla , dragonball z anime Gudetama

Spongebob Fort nite

Holiday year round
Sanrio Barbie Shopkins LOL dolls

DISLIKES

Not too big on Disney except tsum tsum

Reward stickers ( unless scratch and sniff)

Dora the explorer,bob the builder ,veggie tales,blues clues , Clifford , Daniel tiger , lalaloopsie

FOOD

I eat a pretty healthy diet .I try to eat non gmo dairy and meat and natural/organic. Basically food that has not been messed with or pumped with gosh knows what. Unless you have a Trader Joe's, stuff is expensive so I don't expect anything. I don’t have any food allergies

Some things I like are

kind bars

tea My favorites are Roobios and chai types . My mom also loves tea ( the only thing she wanted from London)

Cadbury Roses

70% or higher dark chocolate

I like tea AND coffee

K-cups

Strega chocolate ( really only found in Italy )

Ratings

penpallingfool rated for PROJECT: HAPPY MAIL! on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thats awesome thanks for sending to them happy swapping xx
bethe rated for PROJECT: HAPPY MAIL! on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Loved the Project Happy Mail swap and hope you enjoyed the opportunity to brighten someone’s day!
Response: I did! I plan on sending more postcards .
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Comment: Love the bags! Thank you!!! Thanks for sending extras as well! ♥️
Response: You’re welcome . It’s funny we were just talking about them and they showed up
eileensariot rated for What Are You Reading Postcard on Jul 28, 2020
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Comment: I love historical novels and movies about real people. Thank you for telling me about this book. The bottom got smudged though, did you give me a site where I can get stationary and post cards? Because I would love to know about it if you see this comment! Thank you!
Response: Daiso is where I go. They are not in Europe though. If you ever come visit there are plenty in California,including near Camp Pendleton Thank you for the heart
bpl76 rated for color me .... atc on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Nice thank you !!!!
Response: Glad you liked it thank you for the heart
MallowCat rated for Int'l Postcard to 3 Partners on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe! I'll be trying it out soon. The card is awesome, by the way! Once we have the office set up in our new home I'm going to hang up a cork board for all my favourite postcards and this one is definitely going up there!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you fir the heart
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Comment: Thank you for an awesome postcard!
Response: Thank you for the heart
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Comment: Perfect postcard and note for me, thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad you liked the “note”
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Comment: Anybody who loves Outlander will have something to talk about for a long time! I read Outlander when it first came out, and then I would reread the whole series every time a new book came out. I'm sure she's taking a break while helping to film the series, but the books ended with a situation that needs to be explained/solved, so I can't wait for her to get that written. She almost didn't get published in the beginning b/c they didn't know what category to put her in, and they felt people were not looking for paperbacks of about 1000 pages!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers flakes! Unfortunately we don't have Daiso in Germany or anywhere in Europe, from what I can find. I'll have to try to get to one the next time I'm in the States. 😊 I'll pass the postcard on in the next round. Take care! ❤️
Response: That was fast! Mail is so weird lately lol! Thank you for the Heart. California has the most Daisos ,so I’m lucky
Allylu rated for LSRUS Traveling Postcard Round #1 on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: Love the postcard. Thank you for all the goodies!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and the heart. I am glad you liked the extras. I am stsrting ATCs also
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard! I’ve been to Ventura and would have enjoyed visiting the mission. - My hobby was paper-dolls.👫👭👬
Response: I ran out of my local Mission ( San Fernando ) they are all great to visit. Thank you for the heart
misscorina rated for Pin-Up Postcard on Jul 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the amazing figure skating pin up card, it's indeed new to my collection. Too bad your mum said no to your sister going professional otherwise you'd have had a famous person in your family haha.
Response: I’m glad you like it. Actually we do have 3 famous athletes lol! John ( US Pro volleyball team) Joey Harrington ( NFL) and Padraig Harrington ( golfer)
suepier rated for Scatts PC Swap - C - US Only on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice church postcard and sharing your scattergories with me.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your book list with me.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty glitter postcard.
Allegrae rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #4 on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great bags & all of the cool ephemera that you sent. I love it and can definitely put everything to use. I actually left L.A. five years ago (lived in Porter Ranch) and know what you mean about thrift store heaven. I used to get so much stuff there. Not as much here, but my library has a table of 10-cent discontinued books that often yield treasures. Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the heart. I head up there Sunday. Staying safe of course and hopefully I’ll score a lot of deals
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard and note Elizabeth :) I have been to Germany, and know that you'll absolutely love it when you get the opportunity to go!
Response: You are very welcome ,and thank you for the heartThat was pretty fast getting there. I love when I get lucky and cards go out of the airport down the street( Burbank)
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Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 267 13 16
Completed Fives Threes Ones
218 409 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
10 136 12 60
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Comments

anicka22 on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you soooo much for the lovely CPG wish and sweet note

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!

Hugs,

Pam

OrigamiGrace on Jul 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for the sticker bags and kawaii goodies from my July wishlist at CPG!!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 17, 2020:

Thank you for the kawaii memos you sent for my July CPG wish. Such a great variety! I really appreciate you.

Poohtat on Jul 14, 2020:

Thank you for the cute envie of Kawaii happy mail for my LSRUS July wishes. I hope to go to a Daiso store one day. Happy swapping!

Swan on Jul 11, 2020:

Thank you for the funny rattle snake postcard - LSRUS July wish! The old stamps are great. I loved reading about your “zoo” :)

bpl76 on Jul 8, 2020:

Have a great and wonderful day!!

parakeetmails on Jul 3, 2020:

Happy July 4th! P.S I will be responding to your message soon. Stay safe! 🎉🎆🎇

susieq11 on Jul 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend! Thank you for the cute picture on my profile! : )

ScrapHappyGabi on Jul 2, 2020:

Happy WORLD UFO DAY!!

July 2nd

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