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darzy30

darzy30
Date Joined: August 13, 2009
Last Online: February 22, 2016
Birthday: July 10
Country: United States
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About Me

I love picking out postcards and preparing packages almost (if not) as much as receiving them. If there is an issue with what you received, please let me know before rating! I will work with you to resolve it! If you have not received a swap, please let me know!

Request: for swaps in envies, please do not put post-it notes on the back of PCs. I've received several like this, and they leave a sticky residue which ruins the postcards.

I live in Burdett, NY with my husband and my dogs (a black pug mix, Walter - 10 yo, a black pug named Lily - 4 yo, a black puggle named Norman - 3 yo.)

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I love knitting, making jewelry, reading, and wasting time on facebook (aimeedars)--especially playing Bejeweled Blitz, ravelry (aimeedars), flickr (aimeedars), postcrossing (darzy30), and etsy (aimeedars).

I received a postcrossing postcard mentioning swapbot, so I signed up! I primarily joined to swap postcards, but I occasionally venture into other swaps as well.

My many collections include postcards, magnets, state zipper tags with my name, snow globes (from places only), beads, pigs, pugs, corn, and yarn. I have started making smushed pennies...we'll see how that goes.

I enjoyed collecting the state quarters. I filled up my collector's book, and thought I was done, but I just saw a new quarter for Guam! I am also collecting the National Park quarters. I just got a collector's book and realized that my collection is completely incomplete! I only have NP quarters from 2015, so if you happen to have any from earlier years, I'd love to take them off your hands and am happy to do a private swap!

I like Spongebob, Picachu, Richard Scarry, and Oscar the Grouch.

My favorite color is purple. I also like teal, burnt orange, magenta, and lime green. (Mostly jewel tones.)

Scents: I love lavender, eucalyptus, cucumber/melon, tea tree. I am less fond of floral scents.

Stickers: Animals, Flowers, Oscar the Grouch, SpongeBob SquarePants, Paul Frank, Abstract shapes

I have been veg*n since 1997--became vegetarian then and vegan in 2005. I love farm animals! Aimee

Walter is 10 years old and king of the castle. He has attitude, but I guess he's earned it!

Walter

Walter

Lily is 4 year's old and is the middle in terms of age, but we just adopted her in 2013. She had been used as a breeding dog, so now she is enjoying the life of luxury.

Lily

Norman is wild, crazy, and goofy. At 3 year's old, he's the baby of the family. He is cuddly and funny and loves to play.

Norman

WalterandNorman

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Favorite Music

  • Ellis Paul
  • Dar Williams
  • Lucy Kaplansky
  • Antje Duvekot
  • Slaid Cleaves
  • Brandie Carlile
  • Indigo Girls
  • Meg Hutchinson
  • Patty Griffin
  • Mindy Smith
  • Lori McKenna
  • Jeffrey Foucault
  • Mark Erelli
  • Kris Delmhorst
  • Gillian Welch
  • the Mountain Goats
  • the Great Lake Swimmers
  • Lera Lynn

Favorite Books

  • A Very Long Engagement
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Middlesex
  • Crooked Hearts
  • Asa as I Knew Him
  • He She It
  • Ender's Game
  • Speaker for the Dead
  • Church of the Dead Girls
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Michael Connolley

Find me on Goodreads!

Favorite Movies

  • STAR WARS
  • The Matrix
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Alien
  • Children of Men
  • The Corporation
  • Raising Arizona
  • Groundhog Day
  • Michael Clayton
  • Nashville
  • The Terminator
  • Parenthood
  • Grease
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Idiocracy
  • Sliding Doors

Favorite Quotations

"You must be the change you want to see in the world"--Gandhi

"Only when the last tree has died and The last river has been poisoned and The last fish has been caught, Will we realize that We cannot eat money" --Cree Indian Saying

"Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Let us not become the evil we deplore."--Barbara Lee

"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."--Isaac Bashevis Singer

"What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?"--Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."--John Kenneth Galbraith

Favorite Television

  • The Walking Dead
  • The Amazing Race
  • Survivor
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Doctor Who
  • Orphan Black
  • Game of Thrones
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • The First 48
  • Forensic Files
  • Major Crimes
  • Limitless (new in 2015!)
  • Louie
  • VEEP
  • Law and Order (RIP)
  • The Wire (RIP)
  • Homicide (RIP)
  • OZ (RIP)

Postcards

Unless the swap specifies enveloped, I prefer my cards "naked"! I love having the stamps and postmarks on the card itself.

I love postcards, and I've seen very few that I didn't like. But, if a swap doesn't have a theme, if you are wondering what to send, these are some of my favorite types of cards:

  • Animal postcards (dogs, particularly pugs, pigs, and cows are my favorite, though I love ALL animals)
  • Buddha/Pagodas/Buddhist Temples/Buddhism
  • Lantern Press Postcards
  • Art and Photography
  • Museums (PCs with photos of the actual museum building)
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Interesting architecture
  • Colorful postcards
  • Funny/tacky roadside attractions
  • Exaggerations (Like "world's biggest potato")
  • Nature/scenic/national parks
  • Collages
  • Quotations
  • Maps
  • Greetings From / Large Letter
  • State License Plates
  • Flags
  • Vegan/Vegetarian related PCs, Vegan Restaurants

Some of my favorite artists are Modigliani, O'Keeffe, Picasso, Chagall, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Mark Rothko, Jacob Lawrence. I like the early 20th Century artists a lot.

Special Requests: * Golden Driller (Tulsa Oil Man) * Baltimore Domino's Sugar sign * Tate Museum exterior * London Eye * This postcard from London: https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/GB-654760 * Merilion Park (Singapore) * Great Wall (China) * Nelson Atkins Museum of Art exterior (Kansas City, MO) * Tuk Tuk * Sydney Opera House

I need the following state capital cards, and am looking to complete my collection!

  • Alaska
  • Delaware
  • Iowa
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • West Virginia

POSTCARD DISLIKES perforated postcards, meat, hunting, hunters, dead animals, animal races, fishing, bull fighting, etc.

In addition to modern postcards, I collect vintage postcards of pugs, pigs (and other farm animals), the University of Chicago, and Ardmore, OK, as well as sent vintage postcards with interesting messages.

I have no problem with Zazzle or Cafe Press postcards - in fact, I like just about all of the postcards I've seen made through these sites. As for other handmade cards - I've been lucky to receive some that are beautifully made. Unfortunately, I have had even more that have not survived the mailing process. They've been afflicted with tears, missing pieces, etc. A few have arrived with the glue making the card wavy or the rubber cement seeping through creating a sticky surface. I suppose I am saying, I am wary about handmade cards and think they require a high production value to get through the postal system.

Things I Love

  • Dogs, especially pugs
  • Cats
  • Farm Animals, especially pigs
  • Windchimes
  • Purple (and, coincidentally, the smell of lavender)
  • Books
  • Beads
  • Yarn (vegan)
  • Vegan treats
  • Magnets
  • Place-specific Christmas tree ornaments
  • Star Wars
  • Christmas tree ornaments

Ratings

scrapingd rated for Monthly Postcard Swap-May on May 6, 2016
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Whippet rated for TPP: No Theme PC Swap on Mar 25, 2016
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Comment: Thank you Aimee for the postcard.
suepier rated for STATE MAP Postcards #2 on Mar 19, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great state map card from New York.
mamarochat rated for STATE MAP Postcards #2 on Mar 2, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. This map card is new to me.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the many and great cards and for using pretty stamps. I love the cards. Danke!
tatntole rated for STATE MAP Postcards #2 on Feb 28, 2016
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Comment: I have had those very New York State postcards but this is the first time I received one.
vlhafer54 rated for (PCG) Scavenger Hunt - Random (01) on Feb 28, 2016
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Comment: Sorry - I've been traveling - just saw my mail. Thank you for the great cards.
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Comment: Fantastic iguana PC! Thank you.
bacchus716 rated for STATE MAP Postcards #2 on Feb 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cool card :)
PurpleButterfly rated for STATE MAP Postcards #2 on Feb 26, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcards Aimee! :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the horses :) Our weather has been very warm- more summer than winter! Still looking for the huge El Nino we are supposed to be having LOL
TwinMom rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4T on Feb 12, 2016
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Comment: Thank you! The postcards are absolutely awesome! I am thrilled with them! Thank you also for the postage stamps! Have A Happy Day! :)
mushka2010 rated for Valentine's Day Postcard on Feb 10, 2016
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Comment: Thank you very much for the delighful pc, stamps and message! Appreciated! Happy Valentines to you too!
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Comment: Great card from a lovely seasoned swapper! thank you! Nice to hear from you again!
lovesreward rated for Valentine's Day Postcard on Feb 6, 2016
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Comment: Ooh, what a lovely card! I hope your Valentine's Day is great - my husband and I are going to a burlesque show to see Kitten de Ville! Take care!
sabbysteg rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #97 on Feb 5, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, great PCs!
hfr2006 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #97 on Feb 4, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful package and so many cards from my profile wish list!! Thanks so much!♥
Prismcat rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "G" on Feb 3, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the gorilla pc!
elinor rated for (PCG) Themed (Bird) - (01) on Feb 3, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, and the bird stamp too!

Rating Overview

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Comments

manders2280 on Sep 5, 2015:

Your very own Miffy nightlight, from MOMA:
MIffy

choke on Jul 18, 2015:

Thank you for resending the TPP: Sender's Choice PC swap, I got the NY DYK card today. It's awesome. I don't know what's up with the mail service to have taken so long to deliver both cards. Hope you're having a great day!

kittyhahahotbot on Jul 16, 2015:

The mail clerks all had to see it. They googled over it. :)

ktina on Jul 16, 2015:

Hi! Have you received the Ad/Freecard - Space PC from May? I sent a Solaris movie card to you. Could you check it, please, thanks!

kittyhahahotbot on Jul 12, 2015:

denimblu14 on May 23, 2015:

Glad you have received the resend pc Aimee and now have had a proper chance to see the Buckingham Palace postage stamp :)

denimblu14 on May 23, 2015:

Glad you have received the resend pc Aimee and now have had a proper chance to see the Buckingham Palace postage stamp :)

EmilyT on May 22, 2015:

You're welcome!

susieq11 on May 16, 2015:

Thanks a lot for the National Postcard Week postcard!!

rexypants on May 15, 2015:

Hi Aimee! Thank you very much for the awesome PC for National Postcard Week. I wasn't aware that it was this month (oops). I love that you took the photo for this...thanks for making my mail day.

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