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Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: January 17, 2018
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

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 five 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 attention 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).

Currently by my bedside are

  • Narconomics by Tom Wainwright (an analysis on the economics of drug cartels--so fascinating!)

  • Death in the City of Light by David King (nonfiction work about a serial killer in Nazi-occupied Paris)

Feel free to PM if you want to swap for either of these books. :)

Favorite TV/Movies

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.

Favorite Crafts/Art

I would be so happy 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. 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 8, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers!

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing (charcoal, pencil), painting (oil, watercolor), and photography.

My favorite artists are:

  • Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Steele

  • Illustration: Henn Kim, Apollonia Sinclair

  • Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

Likes

I'll get on the ABC thing too! Here's "just a few of my favorite things" not mentioned already:

A - Aviation (esp. vintage) / Amusement parks / 80s Advertisements

B - Burlesque / Birthday Cake / the Beatles / Barbie

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

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

E - Expletives / Eyeshadow

F - Fashion / Fireworks / Fairs / Food / Film Cameras (I shoot 35mm)

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

H - Halloween / Hotels / Herbal teas / Hiking (a new love of mine!!) / Heart-shaped things

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 / Pasta / Pulp Fiction

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

R - Records / Running / Reincarnation

S - Soccer / Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Skulls

T - Typography (fave font is Helvetica) / Triangles / Textures (you could send a picture of denim and I'd be happy!)

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

V - Volleyball / Vegetarian

W - World War II / West Coast / Wine

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 neon lime green. 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! :)

PRIVATE SWAPS? :)

I've been amassing things of which I have no use but I can't bear to throw away. Please PM if you want them!

I have:

  • Yarn skeins & scraps

  • Fabric scraps (including lace and other trim)

I'll update this list as time goes!

Ratings

Laural0uise rated for B&W PCs JAN on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Hey Analise, thanks for the prague card! I havent seen the movie Copenhagen. I'll have to check it out sometime. thanks also for sending in an envie , and the way you lettered my name on it is really cool.
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Comment: Yeah, gr8 card incl. neat stamps just arrived, many thanks and happy 2018 and, of course I'll reply immediately :) happy swapping ❤
PeanutButternJelly rated for non touristy cards on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!!!!
PostcardAl rated for Space Postcard Swap INTL #2 on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Hello Analise -- thanks for the moonwalk card. I'm willing to believe it was all fake - haha. thanks too for the old stamps. Best, al
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Comment: Thanks!I loved it!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the goodies. That was really nice and a pleasant surprise in my mailbox! Honestly, the paperclips, labels and washi were enough. But then you added in the cards. Those are so pretty and I will definitely enjoy using them. Thank you! New Year's Resolutions? What are those? I like to set small monthly goals that are easier to accomplish and once the month is over, I can come up with a new goal. Much easier to remember!!
SparkJoy rated for 19: This week I ... notecard on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: It came today. I love the Mariachi cats note card! I'm putting it on the wall. Your Seattle Christmas sounds really fun :) Thanks for the goodies.
Fairwind rated for Christmas Writing Swap on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Analise, for your letter and all the lovely things you sent. It was really a great surprise for me to receive it all, and I appreciate it truly.
junemoon rated for Write Me A Letter #1 - Intl on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and the goodies. No, I won't do a heart because it was so late and you kind of suggest being late is a habit. I don't do these writing swaps to find penpals, I'm too busy for penpals, but there are a few points in your letter I'd like to address so I'll write a PM.
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Comment: Ty
Turtlelady rated for Other person's Postcards on Jan 5, 2018
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Comment: Love the bat paper
EllieBeth8 rated for NYUP: 4 pc's in an envelope #5 on Jan 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards! Have a nice day! Shelley
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Comment: Great selection! BTW... envie stamped that it had popped open. May want to have flap well sealed all way around. I received 5 cards and tiny note with your user name and swap name... all is well.
NatACT rated for Postcard and Key Chain Swap #6 on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards. I enjoyed the jar postcard, particularly for the lovely message in Mandarin on the back :D Seattle is one of the places in the U.S that I could really fall in love with, so I was chuffed with the keyring :)
kssunlover1947 rated for B&W PCs week 51 on Jan 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card and quote.
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Comment: I was so pleased with this gift!! Everything was so cute and I feel so very spoiled! Thank you so much!!
Leekoba rated for Christmas Letter on Dec 30, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the handmade ornament, I hope you got to see the gingerbread village, it sounds awesome! Happy Holidays and New Year, and Happy Swapping!
LolaLoo rated for LolaLoo & Aspens Private Swap on Dec 29, 2017
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Comment: Wow! I love every single one you sent! SO beautiful, I probably stared at each for five minutes! And no, you didn't do anything bad! lol, Thank you so much!
TexyDeb rated for Where You Live (PC) - Dec 2017 on Dec 29, 2017
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Comment: Cool postard. Thnk you. The postage stamps are WOW! I lived in Portland, Or for awhile. Back then Seattle was awesome. I heard it isn't so good anymore. I also like being near the water.
CindyST rated for Send my postcard back - Week 10 on Dec 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, I have received your Pc and will pop it in the mail for you tomorrow. Thank you for the extras :)

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Comments

LoveThis on Jan 16, 2018:

i received my card back today thankyou very much :)

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2017:

thanks you for coloring on my cat collab coloring card, You are right it turned out great. :)

christywebb on Nov 15, 2017:

Got your letter! I'm behind in my letter writing but yours just went to the top - so much good stuff to talk about!!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 25, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Chaosfay on Sep 13, 2017:

I received your letter today, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the music! I have a monstrous amount of playlists all set up on Youtube and 8tracks as well as on my computer. If ever you want a random shuffle of music just let me know. Beware, I have a very large variety of music in my collection.

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!"

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