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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: October 23, 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, (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) / Cideries / 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 Weeks / Fireworks / Fairs / Food / Film Cameras

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

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

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 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)

  • Seeds (cauliflower, peppers)

I'll update this list as time goes!

Ratings

NiniJae rated for NH: Halloween 2017 Card - US Only on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank You for the great card and extras! Sounds like you have your pick of Halloween fun this year. Have a great Halloween!
GrannysNamesake rated for Happy Little Notecards #50 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: This was a Happy Little Notecard swap and I don't think I've ever seen a more happy notecard, it really made me smile. The K-Cup shuffle sounds like so much fun, I would have really enjoyed it. I loved your card and the fantastic washi tape you shared with me, thank you.
jlink rated for Happy Little Notecards #50 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Perhaps you should just go ahead and start those swaps up again on your own. I don't own a Keurig so can't help on that one. The other one you miss, I support those groups but am not one (make sense?) I would be happy to help you set up a group for that one if you like and just want a support person in it? Thanks for the washi as well
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Comment: Analise, you sent me an box! Oh my Thank you so much for this. I havent opend it, but I will on the 23tht. 🖤💀 Happy Halloween.
skinny52 rated for City / Town / Village with S R2 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: How lucky you were to be able to see the eclipse! Thanks for the postcard!
MsBellaDonna rated for A letter from my pet on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: I so enjoyed the reading the letter from Rutherford and how he spends a day! It's amazing what our animal friends do when we're not around (and even when we are)! Thanks for sharing!
uhohbabyos rated for Send Anything: September -USA- on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Loved this package. Although it was a little late, however contacted member and she was quick to send, great communication. Thanks for all the goodies would swap with you again.
jn6754 rated for Multi Multiview Postcard #16 on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: I'm going to Florida in Dec. Your card has helped add to the excitement. Thank you!
TangledInMegs rated for B&W PCs week 39 on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: Hi Analise! Thank you for the awesome postcard - I love art deco style so I'm thrilled to add this to my collection. I had a pumpkin coffee today, too! :) Enjoy all that is autumn!
heatherknits rated for Write a letter quick swap #9 on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your awesome 2-part letter. I get it with making friends. Not sure it's been easy anywhere I've lived, since I left school. But when you find great people, even if you don't live near them now, hold on to them! I'll have to check out some of your music picks too - keep going to shows!
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Comment: OMG that Lost Puppy card =-D And the orange prank card, classic!
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Comment: Thank you for your so wonderfull journal. If there would exist a double hearth i would rate that will try to send a journal back and swap lists do you agree to wait a while? Lynn
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Comment: What a brilliant postcard, I will check out this artist. Thank you very much xx😀
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards and also thank you so very much for all the gifts you sent me:)
EmilyT rated for FREE/AD #39 TRANSPORTATION on Oct 9, 2017
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Comment: I love it! I'm actually familiar with the Lufthansa PCs, they have/had them on board to pick up for free! Fantastic fun having one sent to me :-) great vintage transportation postage, too!
piashlara rated for Black/White PC Swap #23 - USA on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Hi Analise, thanks for the Miami postcard. Wow, yeah Florida got messed up... I have never been there but it's on my bucket list :)
Fabriqueen rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #1 on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! Hugs, Diane
Mybeautyfullmess rated for Simple Washi Swap on Oct 3, 2017
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LienL rated for Make someones day! ♥ on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: Wow... just wow. This package is amazing <3 I love the cards and the notebook especially! But everything is absolutely wonderful, thank you so much!
Katarariana rated for AMAZON WISH LIST SWAP - USA on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love my Hawaiian flag and rubber band holder and stationary. I hope your partner picked gifts that were just as good!

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Comments

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!"

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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