Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 9:10 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: June 20, 2018
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I am going to be up north from the 23rd of May until June 13th so if anything comes during that time I will rate when I get back.

UPDATE: In 2017 I treated myself to some VIP concert outings: Alice Cooper, Matt Mason, Phillip Phillips and good seats for Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, Ringo Starr and Todd Rundgren, Trans Siberian Orchestra & Jeff Dunham. This year I saw Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Pat Benetar, and Luke Bryan. Next up is Trace Adkins and Carol Burnett plus Longmire Days in Wyoming. Rock on!

UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2016. PLEASE keep in touch with those far away. You never know... My name is armadillogal...I live in New Mexico now but I was born and raised a cheesehead in Wisconsin. I am a diehard Packers fan!

I love my Geo Tracker...especially for geocaching! UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a pick-up truck. I live in the Land of Enchantment with my fiancee Jack and my "kids". ![] All my kids have four feet and fur.


** I prefer my postcards NOT written on and sent in an envelope but if it's a stamped swap I acknowledge that and swap accordingly**

PLEASE though if you are sending them with other things in an envelope put them between cardboard so they don't get bent. It makes me sad when cards are ruined by this.

  • Prefer cats, manatees, valentines, zoos, other holiday cards, wolves, polar bears, hot air balloons, night city views, rock formations, castles, caves, space, native americans, waterfalls, sunsets, lightning, wild life, recipes, star trek, black and white art cards, old cars, route 66, old west, lions, tigers, all wild cats, great architecture, NPCW, classic rock singers, country singers, castles, rocks and minerals, neon signs, and unusual scenics...

  • No WIS, TX or NM cards unless you ask first-I have tons as I live in NM...No stadiums, maps, nudes, tear outs, 3 x 5's unless in my prefs...

  • PLEASE rate the swaps I send so I know you received. I never flake and if something gets lost I will try to replace it...I pride myself in being a faithful swapper.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, Native American, biographies, cats, Star Trek, some series books like Monk, Diane Mott Davidson, Castle, Murder She Wrote, J.A. Jance, Sneaky Pie Brown, Laura Childs scrapbooking books, Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, Garfield, Michael McGarrity, J.D. Robb etc. I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I have them all except the kindle ones.

Favorite Music

This is Tate Stevens... In 2013 I won a contest to go meet him. We also saw him in Arizona and met him there too. I saw him in Farmington for my birthday! Aaron Tippin is a long time favorite. I met Kathy Mattea as well as Billy Ray Cyrus. I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Tina Turner, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kathy Mattea & Sugarland are among my top faves. Recently saw GARTH.....and previously enjoyed Sawyer Brown, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Robert Mirabal. I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. It was great meeting him in Albuquerque! I am happy that Darci Lynne won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and Jeff Dunham. I used to do karaoke and sing songs by Wynonna, Jo Dee Messina, Carly Simon, etc. My first ever concert was the Jackson 5.

My favorite heavy metal performer is Alice Cooper.

The person I've seen the most is Ricky Lynn Gregg who is a country rocker from Texas.

Favorite Television

I am into Star Trek (Vulcan)RIP LEONARD NIMOY...

Longmire , NCIS, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Chopped, Shark Tank, Grey's Anatomy, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds, Ellen and The View. I grew up watching the Monkees and in the 90's I was hooked on Renegade, Highlander & Silk Stalkings. I recently found Firefly....I love it...and the Serenity movie...I want MORE!!! I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, animals on postage stamps, foreign stamps, smashed pennies, cat earrings, small posts or medium length dangly earrings....natural stone earrings, most anything silver or copper, tie dye t-shirts, life is good, Kliban cats, Boynton cats, Ziggy, Yoda, Tigger, Grumpy Cat, Cheshire Cat, Chessie Cat, glass, marbles, rock specimens, owls, zoo postcards, hat pins, pinback buttons, shrinky dink material, staz-on ink, fine-point sharpies, brads, clear dome stickers, two-sided tape, card stock, cat rubber stamps, shrink plastic, anything with old hot rods on it, Route 66, anything Green Bay Packers and geocaching supplies...I would love more deco tape with cats. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow....I can always use the short crew socks...for ladies shoe size 10. I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and some of the Firefly comic books or graphic novels....

Did I mention I love armadillos???) I have my very own pathtag!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Treasurer
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Listia.com-member/seller
  • Atlasquest-member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!
  • Longmire Posse member


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


Common USA stamps, black licorice, stadium postcards, snakes, anything smelling of smoke, anise, slams and fbs, exchange slips, chain letters, gold jewelry ( wear it seldom as I prefer silver or natural stone), dark chocolate, dog stuff...


Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and the darling Kitty stickers! Sorry for the late rating! The card didn't note which swap and I thought I had looked at all the "Cat" swaps. Thanks for sending me the swap name! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the gift, I'm excited to see what it could be but for now I'm saving it for Christmas.
zestymom35 rated for Easy Postcard #4 on Jun 5, 2018
jeepermom rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #5 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the hummingbird card! It is beautiful. We love geocaching, too! We have been going for years since my son was really small...hope you had a nice visit wit your mom!
user3654 rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #4 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: I love B&W photography, so I actually like this PC - thank you!
TakenByChance rated for E-mail Me 3 Geocaching Photos on May 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your geo adventures!! And also, thanks for setting up a geo swap. It was harder than I thought to narrow it to just three! I enjoyed going through my geocaching memories :) take care
Comment: Thank You for beautiful postcard! Love the stamps You used!!! :)
Highlander18 rated for Historical PC Fun on May 23, 2018
Comment: Great card, thank you very much!! Watching Frontiersmen on History Channel, Alamo is the next episode to watch. Would also like to visit there.
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #114 (USA) on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! <3
Comment: Such a cool postcard of Carlsbad Caverns! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Postcrossing meet-up pc. I've always wanted to go to a meet-up; maybe over the summer if there's one nearby.
Comment: I LOVE this Bigfoot PC. Thank you so much for sending it to me.
duckymorgan rated for Scattergories PC Series - R on May 16, 2018
Comment: LOVE the stamps! How cool that we're from the same state - I used Ruidoso on my card too! Thank you :)
Comment: HI Val, Love the meetups pcs. Enjoy the day! Demaris
Comment: Hi Val, Thank you for the great postcard and the extras. Wish I could get to the NM meetup it is just to close the NPCW. Looks like you had an interesting time. Enjoy the day! Demaris
Comment: Thanks Val!
Comment: Thank you for your card!
Vickyen rated for SMSUSA: Send Me a Quote on a PC on May 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Valerie! Thanks so much for the fun pc - you did have me giggling and I love the quote! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Purrfect card! I love it! That cat is something else!
Comment: We are all good here. Other than having to quickly evacuate we were relativity unaffected by the explosion. Thanks for checking in and for the great PC!

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OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2018:


ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:


ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:

Small world! Greetings to you, M'Lady -- Lady Gabrielle Gealbhain an Ruadh, past Chatelaine of Settmour Swamp, at your service!

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely photo postcard you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. You are a talented photographer! Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Fill My Stocking November - Thank you for the notecards. They are always handy to have.

thisismeAXiD on Dec 29, 2017:

Happy new year from southeast WI! Thank you for the Christmas wishes. 💜

Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the cute cat cookie cutter you gave me for the profile based stocking stuffer! Love it!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!!


Whippet on Dec 4, 2017:

Yes, "Whippets" are seasonal delight cookies. Usually I buy a box for Christmas to share with the family. - Kathy

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