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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: September 15, 2020
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

09/15/2020: After almost a YEAR I finally am getting that move done. I left Seattle, went back to California, and am now in Nashville. Who would've thunk??? Life is weird.

10/28/2019: I'm moving!! I've been in Seattle for 5 long years and it's time for a change. I'm headed east and should be settled in a new city within the month, hopefully! Any mail received after 11/03/2019 will be forwarded to my dad's house, and I likely will not get to it until Thanksgiving. Once I'm all moved in I'll get back into swapping. Thank you for filling my mailbox in Seattle after all this time!

09/04/2019: I'm going on a 3 week trip around southeast Asia starting in mid-September, so any mail received during that time will not be rated until I return in early October!


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), France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, Russia (2018 World Cup!), Singapore, Vietnam, and South Korea. I currently have seven 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!)

  • Richistan by Robert Frank (was given by a friend to learn about wealth. Hmmm)

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.

From the shows I have seen, my favorites are Will & Grace, Ink Master, Game of Thrones (except Season 8), Chernobyl, & Dead Set On Life!.

My favorite movies are Mean Girls, Pulp Fiction, and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliche 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, "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard, and “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton.

I try to go to shows often, and I go to Coachella every year (I grew up a few streets away!). Other festivals I've been to include EDC Las Vegas, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, and 111 Music Festival. This year (2019) I’ll also be going to Bomfest (Edmonton, Canada), Outside Lands (San Francisco), and Austin City Limits!

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 13 and10, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers! Also have nieces 6mo and 3yo (she loves Captain America). Also have 4yo and 2yo nephews who love cowboys and sharks.

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 Saintclair

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

B - Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Burlesque

C - Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Cider / Clouds (esp. cumulonimbus!) / Coffee

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

E - Eyeshadow / Expletives

F - Fairs & Festivals / Fashion / Film Cameras (I shoot 35mm) / Fireworks / Food / Formula Racing

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

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

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

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

L - LA Dodgers / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Memphis (design style, not city) / Money / Motorcycles

N - National Parks / Neon Signs

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

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

Q - Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about even though I don't understand it, LOL) / Quartz

R - Records (LPs but I also have 45s and 78s) / Reincarnation / Running

S - Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Soccer / Skulls

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

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

V - Vegetarian / Volleyball

W - West Coast / Wine / World War II

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 "Ana" 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! :)

Non-Raters & Flakers

Others have this list, so it must be useful, right? At least for me, I'm trying to be more diligent about making sure my swaps go where they need to be. Swapping is one of my favorite hobbies so I do put a lot of time and effort into what I send to others, and it is disheartening when people kind of disrespect that by not rating and then ignoring messages with offers of resending, etc. I'm also kind of a "neat freak" and so I like keeping my Swap-bot dashboard tidy and with swaps regularly moved to the archive (which I do after I have both rated AND been rated). Since I won't be rated for these apparently, this is my way of moving some swaps to the archive.

& I guess Flakers Hall of Shame...

Ratings

LavenderSprinkles rated for Quarantine Recipes on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the recipes. I will try these soon. Happy swapping.
craftykathy1 rated for poem journal on Aug 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for bringing me along on your journey. I like the repurposed book. Good luck in your new job and in your new home state.
Heleni rated for Ugly PC Swap #9 on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! :)
cynaemon rated for CS: The Alphabet PC's on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks
jessnewson98 rated for PH: Postcard Book/Box Set Swap on Jul 21, 2020
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Comment: Hi Analise, I got your lovely mail today! Thank you for the cute little illustration of the jellyfish! It made my day! I loved the postcards you chose as well, I can't wait to use them. Thanks for the extras too! Have a superb day!
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Comment: thank you!
bblue rated for Poetry Swap INTL Round 2- Midnight on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: This is fantastic! I can just picture walking home at midnight, hearing muffled beats when I pass by a bar and seeing streetlights reflected in puddles. The envelope arrived looking like it was struck by lightning or somesuch, which would explain the delay.
Response: Beautiful words! And oh no!! If only that poor thing could talk. Well, I'm glad it made it to you regardless.
TexyDeb rated for CALG: postcards on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: TY for this funky postcard. Your note made me smile, I appreciate that.
ayahsantos rated for New Postcard Pal Swap #2 on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much Analise! I sent you a message. Take Care!
LivingOutLoud rated for Random Question PC #2 on Jul 2, 2020
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Comment: A lovely post card and we got the same question!
Sagebrushs rated for SF-Color Themes: YELLOW PC- USA on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: That is one yellow pc, thanks.
suepier rated for Where would you go Postcard #2 on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
eulondagraham rated for WnWHS ~ National Pack Rat Day on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards, I love them.
cynaemon rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #19 on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much.
paperlover rated for Postcard Swap #2 (USA) on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Jimmy Marble postcard. I don't have any of his photographs.
Joeanniee rated for Postcard Swap #3 (USA) on Jun 22, 2020
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kelliegirl6 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 20, 2020
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Comment: That’s great y’all get out for some fresh air! Thanks for sharing!
AFK rated for New Postcard Pal on Jun 19, 2020
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Comment: YAAA it finally arrived on the 18th June. I love all the poet stamps thanks very much. You sound as if you enjoy moving around a lot. :-)
Response: Oh good! I was starting to get concerned but I guess that's just the current state of the post. Very happy it arrived & that you liked it!
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Comment: Thanks for the card! Where I live here in Seattle is actually just about on the borderline between Capitol Hill and the Central District. I am doing my best to stay safe but it's a strange time for sure.
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Comment: Nice list of actresses... Had to look up Megan Fox. Never heard of her!! Surprised to find she was married to Brian Austin Green from Beverley Hills, 90210 - a show I watched when I was younger (yes, I'm older than dirt!!) :-) Thanks for the fun list, and for teaching me something new! 🙂

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Comments

grammypammy on Jun 3, 2020:

WnWHS ~ National Dairy Month

So sorry I haven't posted for this swap yet, but was out of town for the last 3 days.

Hugs, Pam

Poohtat on May 1, 2020:

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 26, 2019:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

amyscraftandmail on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland

Lisamarieforge on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile Disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland - one of my favourite books! :)

Alice Time for tea Vintage Alice

jenmcjen on Mar 24, 2019:

Hay I'm so happy you found and enjoyed it!

christywebb on May 21, 2018:

This can't wait for my reply letter....I am OUTRAGED at the envelope art!! I had to keep rewinding my book on the way to work because I kept laughing and missing what was going on! I think you captured T.P. perfectly.

m3i5 on Apr 6, 2018:

Wow, thank you so much for all the beautiful stamps that you used to send back my postcard in send 4 keep 1 swap! :D

carol on Feb 13, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the amazing art you did on my "Send My PC Back" card. I absolutely love it! It makes the card even more special to me.

3 <3 <3 <3 <3!

MuddyPuddle on Feb 2, 2018:

I received my card back for Swap #14, thank you! I love not only the quote you added (NO, it's not too sappy!) but the beautifuly lettering you used. Love it!

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