I'm a student currently living in Oregon, in the United States. I joined swap-bot to supplement my new postcard addiction. I like animals, knitting, cooking, and baking. I'm studying psychology and thinking about law school in the future.
I really like to craft things, but I'm not very good at anything except knitting. I really like to knit, it's a good way to be productive even if I'm being lazy and watching TV. I also sometimes try to draw, with varying success. I'm hoping to get some nice envelope templates for Christmas so I can start making handmade envelopes.
I have two very furry dogs at home, named Snickers and Rex. They are very playful and loving, but they are getting older and less energetic : ( We adopted them from the Humane Society.
In addition to school, knitting, and sending postcards, I maintain a blog of the postcards I send and receive. You can take a look here
The Simpsons, Futurama, Stargate (watching SG-1 and Atlantis currently), Mr Bean, House, Bones, Peep Show, Monty Python, Family Guy, everything David Mitchell and Robert Webb, Firefly, Law and Order SVU... gee I watch a lot of TV : )
The Beatles, They Might Be Giants, OK Go, Simon and Garfunkel, The Decemberists, Cat Stevens, XTC, My Morning Jacket, Belle and Sebastian
anything about food and food production (including cookbooks), Margaret Atwood, Oscar Wilde, biographies of scientists, Kathy Reichs' books, books about ancient Egypt, books about psychology
(in no particular order): elephants, penguins, cows, dogs (especially Samoyeds, Chow Chows, and Airedale terriers), pigs, sheep, goats, owls, kiwi birds, kittens, manatees, whales, fuzzy caterpillars
Postcards! I love to collect postcards, that's why I'm here! I like my postcards stamped, written on, and mailed without an envelope. I like postcards that show:
I also like when there are cute stickers on my postcards. That gives me an extra smile!
The only thing I don't like are recipe cards with meat/seafood/fish recipes, or anything that shows animals suffering.
I will put to good use any nice stationery, fountain pens/ink, stickers, cardstock/cardboard for making handmade postcards; old calendar pages, maps, and wrapping paper (for making envelopes) and anything small and cute.
I'm not a stamp collector at all, but I do enjoy a neat/new stamp. If you have one of the following stamps (and need 1st class postage), I'd love to see it on a postcard headed my way!
I'm particularly looking for these:
US: * any of the Simpsons commemorative stamps * the Owney the postal dog stamp * the "Go Green" forever stamps
UK: *the new Roald Dahl stamps