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aspens

aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: August 13, 2017
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Update 8/7/17 -- My boyfriend & I unfortunately called it quits last week, so this past week has been a whirlwind of finding a place, packing, moving, unpacking, and furnishing. I am REALLY behind on rating, and as soon as I get wifi in the new place I will rate everything I have! My phone is having connectivity problems at home but I will still try it periodically.

Hello! My name is Analise, and I live in Seattle, Washington, USA, (with my German Shepherd/Rottweiler rescue, Rutherford) 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!

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 cliché 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 / Heart-shaped

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!

PRIVATE SWAPS? :)

I've been amassing things of which I personally have no use but I can't bear with throwing away. I'd love to swap if I could! I have: - Yarn skeins & scraps - Fabric scraps (including lace and other trim) - Seeds (cauliflower, peppers)

I'll update this list as time goes.

Ratings

TrishaLSmith rated for POSTCARD SWAP - SEASHELLS - USA on Aug 20, 2017
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Comment: Sounds like you had a great Florida vacation. I love this postcard because of all of the bright colored shells. Thank you.
angelasunshine3 rated for July 2017 Grab Bag on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Hi I really love the things you gifted me, the card was really pretty. Thank you.
HappyMom rated for P&M Big City Tourist Postcard on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Analise - I hope things settle down for you! Thanks for the pretty card :)
user3654 rated for $8 Etsy favorites surprise #5 on Aug 6, 2017
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Comment: Perfect choice, thanks so much!
petercure rated for CPG: I don't like it on Aug 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card(*^_^*)
jenniann rated for $5 Etsy favorites surprise #3 on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bar of soap :)
Fabriqueen rated for Letter Swap # 31 on Aug 3, 2017
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Comment: I so enjoyed reading your letter. Thank you so much for bringing a bright spot into my day! I'm sorry the rating is so late. I just noticed that it didn't get rated but maybe that was because I needed to read it again today. Can't help but chuckle! Big Texas Hugz, Diane
MarieS rated for TPW: Fill my mailbox- June on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie!
Onaki rated for Envelope of Stickers #5 (USA) on Jul 30, 2017
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Comment: Nice variety of stickers, thank you so much! <3
marlak2008 rated for CPG: I don't like it on Jul 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Your note made me smile! You are very funny!
Kvwanderlost rated for Happy Notecard July #2 on Jul 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your note and the cute washi! I especially love the pineapple washi :D Enjoy your sunny weather, we just had rain for the last 24 hours but now the sun is out :D Pittsburgh is supposed to be only second to Seattle in the number of cloudy/rainy days a year lol
JudalineZ rated for Stash Detash! on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff
laterdayze rated for SSUSA: Quick PC on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the really cute otter postcard! :)
patchworkchickadee rated for Quick 5 x 5 -USA- on Jul 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, Analise!
yukapinku rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Hola! Leí que hablas español :D Muchas gracias por el swap, me gustó mucho. Especialmente la postal chilena, es muy extraño que la hayas recibido, me causo mucha curiosidad. Me encantaron los papeles, los sobres y stickers. Estoy muy agradecida por todo lo que enviaste. Saludos :D
mags142 rated for Quick 5 x 5 -USA- on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies :]
emilynhr rated for Quick 5 x 5 -USA- on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
pamwinters rated for Happy Notecard July #1 on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail and stamps, Analise! Congrats on your recent creative endeavors. Sounds exciting indeed! Ironically, I had just put a card in the mail to you and then found your card waiting for me in my mailbox just a short time later. Fun coincidence <3
USAFwife rated for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE #2 on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: You chose such a beautiful journal. Nice to meet you :)
FelinaSP rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (June 2017) on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Es una grata sorpresa recibir una postal en español... tu español es muy bueno, te expresas muy bien... espero que te animes a aprrender a montar en moto ahora, nunca es tarde... Un abrazo desde Chile! ----------------- It is a pleasant surprise to receive a postcard in Spanish ... your Spanish is very good, you express yourself very well ... I hope you are encouraged to learn to ride a motorcycle now, it is never late ... A hug from Chile!

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Comments

Tjace007 on Jun 29, 2017:

Aspens, Thank you so much for my gifts. You stepped in and became my savior of the Wacky Silly, & Unusual Holidays for July. Again thank you.

*** I love my magazine.

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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