Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 4:29 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: June 24, 2019
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), France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, and Russia (2018 World Cup!). 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, & Chernobyl.

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 β€œTennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton.

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. 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


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

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

E - Expletives / Eyeshadow

F - Fashion / Fireworks / Fairs & Festivals / 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 / Memphis (design style, not city)

N - Neon Signs / National Parks

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 (LPs but I also have 45s and 78s) / 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)


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! :)


monsbrick rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #8 on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
purrincup rated for A Note For You # 2 on Jun 23, 2019
sharmison33 rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #4 on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC and your kind words. They are much appreciated!
Joeanniee rated for 1Β° Weekend cards on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: I am always happy to get mail from you!
Marykstaveness rated for Nostalgia PC Swap #2 on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
technoruby rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great San Fransisco LP postcard. It's a new one for my collection! Loved hearing about your trip!
Comment: Thanks for your thoughtful answer and the cool postcard!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your notecard and the washi tapes, I really liked them! :)
LadyJo rated for 2Β° weekend cards on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice pc of purple! Have a great weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the washi tape and note. I hope you had a good weekend at Lake Tahoe.
Christine1982 rated for Quick PC swap #1 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Tysvm πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Comment: LOVE it! You send the best cards! And wow, swapping for 6 hours!!
squince rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #5 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: LOVE the Wizard of Oz card! I want to visit the museum!!
Comment: OMG love your middle finger washi! And HA! at the Abortion card!!!! I wouldn't have minded it :)
Comment: Thank you for the card and the washi samples. I completely understand about "getting into the zone" when putting swaps together; I do that, too, sometimes. I hope you and your dog had a nice, safe walk the other night. Stay safe. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š
Sissi rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #29 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Hello :) Thank you very much for your interesting card! All the best wishes from Germany,
cynaemon rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #29 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: I hope you have a fuck'ntastic day too! :P hehe
christy102194 rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #4 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: thanks! ^^
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 98!!! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: "glitch art" - I LOVE this..! So cool! thanks :D

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jenmcjen on Mar 24, 2019:

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

jenmcjen on Feb 23, 2019:

Hi I sent you a private message about the That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It swap but I see you haven't read it. I'm hoping you'll see this. Did you receive it? Only I really worked hard to make it super entertaining for you and fit tons of stuff from your profile into it, and really really hoped you would enjoy it. If you didn't get it, please let me know, and if you did, please rate so I know you did. Thank you!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

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 :)

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!!

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