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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: May 28, 2020
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

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 and 10, 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 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

Jamnj rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #20 on May 27, 2020
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Comment: I love Nancy Drew too. As a kid my bf was a Nancy. We played Nancy Drew all the time and devoured her books. Thanks for the pc.
theirmimi rated for Small Tourist Swap on May 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks! Hope you are able to go home soon.
Response: Thank you for the well wishes. Happy swapping.
Johanna51 rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #2 on May 27, 2020
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Comment: Lovely postcard of the big sheep. Thank you very much. Take care.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! Yay!
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Response: I enjoyed making this swap so I'm bummed to receive this empty rating. Hope you're well.
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Comment: It would be nice to be at a pool party right now! But you're right, it's good that we're all healthy. Here's an interesting note about your PC, it arrived without the stamp! It looks like it was ripped off but the US $.07 stamp is still on it.
brooklynbunch rated for A POSTCARD FROM YOUR STATE on May 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the California card--it's finally gotten in the 70s a couple days here. Heavy traffic on the river, and lots of jet-skis. Susan (brooklynbunch)
nikkig8403 rated for Haiku PC Swap - US Only on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and Haiku!
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Comment: Thank you for the Jimmy Marble card and vintage postage.
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Comment: Thank you for the PC of 2 little girls and for your answers of favorite authors. The only 2 I have heard of are Oscar Wilde & Mary Shelley. I love her books!
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Comment: Thank you for the Jimmy Marble postcard.
manders2280 rated for OSS: Sender's Choice PC May - US on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. Kawaii is anything cute, really. My aunt would say, Awww, when she saw something cute and we called them Aww things. Kawaii postcards are hard to come by.
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Comment: What a great answer! I love the pc u chose to send to. Thank u for that. And I love the stamps as well thank u
SkaGirl rated for Boring or dull postcard #8 on May 19, 2020
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Comment: I actually really like the postcard, thanks!!!
CookieMomster78 rated for PSO: Postcard Swap on May 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for introducing me to Jimmy Marble’s work! Love the vintage postage stamps too!
paperlover rated for I spy S postcard swap on May 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the sand postcard. I hope you enjoyed your lunch and nap.
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap. It was put together nicely and I enjoyed opening all the holiday choices!
QtPie rated for Lottery Scratch off tickets. $5 Value on May 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, I didn't win but I love scratching them. Sorry you lost one on your way.. If you ever want to swap them in the future let me know.
4Friends rated for Tourist Postcard Swap (USA ONLY) on May 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you
misscorina rated for WIYM: Pin up postcard: INT'L on May 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the modern day pin-up card. The girls flashing their undies made me laugh.
MKayla rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #18 on May 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, sounds like a cool ship to be on!

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Comments

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!

LoveThis on Jan 16, 2018:

i received my card back today thankyou very much :)

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