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Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: June 22, 2017
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Analise, and I live in Seattle, Washington, USA, but I grew up in a desert in California. My favorite color is grey, and my favorite animals are sharks! I'm one half Mexican, one half Italian & Lithuanian, so feel free to write in any of the respective languages to help me learn. I've travelled to Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland (and Northern Ireland for all you separatists), and France. I currently have four tattoos, and can't wait to collect more! I live with my boyfriend and our German Shepherd/Rottweiler rescue, Rutherford.

Favorite Books

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," by Lewis Carroll "The End of the Affair," by Graham Greene

I don't really have the attentions span for reading anymore (argh) but when I can finally simmer down, I love postmodern literature (hence Greene!), and some modernist works (like Tennessee Williams).

I'm trying to finish "Death in the City of Light" by David King, and "I Should Have Stayed Home," an anthology from travel writers. If you would like to swap for these books, PM me! I'm also down to swap my Food & Wine magazines.

Favorite Television

I don't watch TV unless I'm watching a documentary series on Viceland, or the nightly news. I'm so largely out of tune with TV and movies--I haven't seen anything.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute clichรฉ but I do really love most types of music--alternative, dance, rap, reggaeton amongst my favorites. My shower playlist currently includes "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" by J Balvin/Bad Bunny, "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp, and "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard.

I try to go to shows often, and I go to Coachella every year (I grew up a few blocks away!). Other festivals I've been to include EDC Las Vegas, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, and 111 Music Festival. I love music festivals!

Favorite Crafts

Postcard & Letter exchanging has quickly become a new favorite hobby of mine! I would be delighted to receive postcards, stationery, unused stamps, and washi! My only request with postcards (excluding those listed in Dislikes) is that if you are sending blanks, please don't send any touristy/destination ones. Personally, I think it's weird to get a card of a place I've never been to if there isn't a note that shows the sender has been there or otherwise has a connection to it, if that makes sense? If it's written, though, then I am so happy with tourist cards.

I myself am not much for stickers or coloring pages, but if I have young nieces who love things like that! They live pretty far so I like to send them mail regularly to surprise them. They are aged 10 and 7, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers!

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing, watercolor painting, and photography. I recently purchased a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, so if you would like a photo of Seattle, just let me know :)

Likes

I'll get on the ABC thing too! Here's "just a few of my favorite things" not mentioned already: (will be completed when I get home!)

A - Aviation (esp. vintage) / Amusement parks

B - Burlesque / Birthdays / the Beatles / Big Hair

C - Cars (& car rides) / Cideries / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home)

D - Doughnuts / Del Taco (there's only 1 in WA!) / Daggers

E - Expletives / Eyeshadow

F - Fashion Weeks / Firework finales / Fairs / Foods

G - Guns (not in the NRA type of way... & oddly enough I'm a pacifist) / Globetrotting

H - Halloween / Hotels / Herbal teas

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

K - Kit Kats / Kids (HA! Just kidding. Never having them)

L - Lingerie / Linguistics / LGBT+ / LA Dodgers

M - "Mean Girls" Quotes / Money

N - Neon Signs

O - Ombre / Opals / Outer Space / Okapis / Otto von Bismarck

P - Peruvian Lilies / "Painterly" & "Photorealistic" art / Pole tricks / Pasta

Q - Quartz / Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about with my very basic, rookie level)

R - Records / Running

S - Soccer / Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Skulls

T - Typography (fave font is Helvetica) / Triangles / Textures

U - Unpredictability / Urbanity / Unsaturated Fats (yes? no? This letter was hard)

V - Volleyball / Vegetarian

W - World War II / West Coast

X - /

Y - Yoga / Yuletide

Z - Zombies (cute ones like pin-ups otherwise I get bad dreams, lol)

Dislikes

Please don't send items with religious or cutesy/kawaii imagery. I'm perfectly fine receiving vulgar, provocative, or otherwise obscene cards (in fact I encourage those)!

My least favorite colors are yellows and lime green, so please don't send cards with those as the main color (like a Pantone swatch). I'm embarrassed to admit they make me physically nauseous, lol! Not embarrassed to admit they're ugly anyway.

And please, please, one of my only true pet peeves is when someone misspells my name. I get that it is very unusual, but as I get older, it starts to bother me more to see people write "Analisa" or "Annelise" when my name is literally typed out in front of them. Other than these few things, I am very easygoing and I am so happy to receive anything! :)

Ratings

I click send as soon as I finish up the swap. I drop mail in my building's outbox 2-3 times a day so it always goes out very soon. I really don't have the time to be tracking whether or not someone rated me for a swap but I still hope that you will rate so I know for my own sake that it made it there safely! I put a lot of thought into what I send! That being said too, I NEVER flake!

I rate the evening I receive. If I haven't rated you yet, I haven't received it. I will always rate!

Ratings

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Comment: Totally loved your message to the mail carrier! I loved the concept of this swap since my bf is a mail carrier :)
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Comment: Love the embellishments- such a cute color combo- thank you!!
SewFun2 rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the fun stuff and I think your envelope turned out just fine!
janw1988 rated for Where You Live (PC) - June 2017 on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Hello Analise! I love the card you chose and I'm pretty sure I would love the Top Pot too. Who could resist the view AND salted caramel donuts??
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #3 on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: hello again :) thanks for the cards! I'm glad it stopped raining but hopefully it doesn't get too hot here haha
Bargnoffle rated for Quick 20 stickers week 10 USA on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: I liked the stickers you sent! I've never been to Florida; it sounds like it was a pretty great trip. That donut notecard is so cute too! One of my favorite that I've received on swapbot so far ๐Ÿ˜Š
Bargnoffle rated for Happy Little Notecards #36 on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: I liked that your story was a short fiction! I can definitely see your creative talent :)
Lady rated for WIYM: Handmade Postcard - Games on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: great job! your memory of how to play jacks is the same as mine.
Suanades rated for May Tea Swap on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: Hello! I received your package. Thank you for sending me nice tea bags. I'll try them soon :)
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Comment: I knew this would be a fun pkg as soon as I saw the rumpled recycled paper bag/envie! The PCs are great! thank you so much!
kbaver rated for Happy Little Notecards #36 on Jun 19, 2017
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PostcardAl rated for B&W PCs week 24 on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: HI Analise -- thanks for the sweet cat card. My cat is a basic black-and-white splotchy one, but she has been known to chill out on the sidewalk. Now that it's hot, she lies under the shrubs -- getting dirty, haha. Best, al
dorcii rated for E swap outside the window on Jun 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your email with the photos. I envy you very much for living in Seattle, it's one of my dream to go there (especially to the Boeing Museum...). It's pretty sad that more and more buildings are built up nowadays, so the views from our windows are destroyed :(
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #50 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: A very interesting PC indeed. Thank you!
aligurl75 rated for 62 Questions Letter Swap on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the 62 questions/answers. I had a lot of fun reading them! Your letter format was totally fine and a good idea. You still handwrote the answers but saved yourself all the time of having to write the questions out, Brilliant!
marinda rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #50 on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, cool pc!
thequilterslink rated for Funny Faces on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the fun postcard, very creative!
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Comment: Thank u :]
kristyrogers rated for Long letters~ goals and dreams on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Wonderfully written! Great goals and dreams! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for everything! Love the note cards!

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Comments

flowerchild on Jun 8, 2017:

Thank you for sending home my "Adventures of the Traveling PC"

PaulandLeezy on Apr 24, 2017:

Thanks for sending my PC back for Keep 1 Send 1 Back #5!

kweandee on Mar 25, 2017:

Got my NY postcard back today from the keep a pc, mail a pc #1 swap. What a crazy visit you had here when you came lol, thanks for sharing.

~Des

Sahnetoffee on Mar 20, 2017:

Thank you for joining my swap "Favorite Flower!"

Natalka on Mar 20, 2017:

I hope that you will like these flowers. Have a nice day and smile a lot! Greetings from Poland ;)

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