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Date Joined: September 15, 2016
Last Online: December 15, 2017

Country: United States

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Hi! I'm from Oregon!

Update November 2017

November was much better, for employment. Moved from a good job to a great job, and am very happy there. Enjoying the chance to use Christmas themed stationery for pen palling. We got a wonderful break in the clouds recently, so it's cold but sunny. Looking forward to Christmas and the New Year. December 31 will be our first wedding anniversary. YAY!

Update October 2017

October was stressful, but I thank God for all the family and friends who supported me. I got a few odd jobs and made it through. November, I started work at a long-term stable job. Not doing many swaps, but working on prepping for pen pal Christmas. Weather is now downright rainy and grey and cold. I'm greatful that I work in doors.

Update September 2017

Although August was great at work, I was laid off as of the end of September. I went out with great references, memories, and opportunity for better things. Currently searching for work. Picked up another great swap - Stationery! Very exciting, sharing my collection. Wife and I have been helping with a friend and her new baby. Weather is thankfully cooler in the Pacific northwest.

About Me

Some hobbies of mine are road trips, writing, and baking treats. I work full time, and am frequently "on-the-go"...busy.

Most of my time is devoted to regular pen pals both foreign and domestic. However, I do like swapping things (mostly domestic), which is why I joined swap-bot. Also, I do prefer handwritten letters if possible.

Other fun facts - I haven't been to many places, so I'm definitely interested in contrasts/comparisons of other states and countries.

Hobbies & Interests: Baking treats, alcohol infusions for gifts, Xbox Gaming. I really enjoy Skip-Bo, Cribbage, and Scrabble.

Papercrafting - not much (artsy-wise), except a lot of DIY envelopes. Recently I assembled a Portland/Trimet themed one filled with flat goodies. It's really fun for me. I also make basic envies out of assorted card stock, etc. I've also made other themed stuffed envies - pub related, donut themed one, and yet another PDX.

Swap-Bot is helping me rub shoulders with crafty people, so I'm branching out a bit.

I also treasure scenic country drives, in contrast to my partner who loves the city. I grew up in a large metro, so the country hills and hollers are a nice break.

TV Show: Master Chef Youtube Channel: Noreen's Kitchen Phone App: Pinterest

Favorite Music: Country, movie soundtracks, R&B, especially 90's era music.

Favorite Movies: Bourne Identity, what Dreams May Come, Secondhand Lions;

Favorite Poems: The Eagle (AL Tennyson) IF (Rudyard Kipling) The Cold Within Richard Cory

Actors: Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks,

Favorite TV Shows: COPS, Law & Order, Local News, Jeopardy, SNL

Favorite Books: Where The Red Fern Grows, The Giver, Black Like Me; The Bible, Black Like Me

Authors: Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Dale Carnegie,

Favorite Quotes: Too many to list, besides a few:

Full battle array! - Planet of The Apes

The Navy's not here to negotiate - Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips

You, with the red bag! Stop right there! - Embassy Guard in Bourne Identity

Jesus Wept - The Bible

LIKES:

CLOWNS!!! - these are for a dear friend. Older the better...think Barnum.& Bailey or Ringling Brothers (he's never been to a circus).

Color, rainbows

Washi - any kind

Giraffes

Touristy magnets/mugs

Long, frequent letters

Home cooked recipes

Thoughtful quotes

International currency in any form

Stickers

Motivational phrases and themes

Postcards blank, unwritten, inside envelope

Themed (anything) letters or packages

Subtle, stylish stationery

Good attitudes

STILL WAITING ON

YAY! Nothing!

DISLIKES

DISCLAIMER If our swap has any of the below items, the swap ranks OVER my dislikes (i.e. if it calls for a dusty, religious postcard - just send it.)

Dusty/Musty items

Religious cards;

Postcards in general (I prefer a letter or nice stickers)

Regular white paper/ envelopes / lined paper

Hole punched paper

Hard to read ink (silver on white, yellow on white, etc)

Ratings

Foxygirl rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the very pretty card! Love it!
Bridgette rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all the profile goodies! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: You are welcome - Merry Christmas!
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Comment: The card was so serene and beautiful! How wonderful you inserted profile based extras! I love them all.
Response: You are so welcome, this was a great swap!
weepingtardis rated for Send 10 Things #4 on Nov 2, 2017
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Magenta3 rated for Send 10 Things #4 on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
roostercraz rated for Handmade Evelopes ~ USA on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Love them
libertylithium rated for Randy & Liberty on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Randy, for the nice envie of goodies! I haven't traveled out of the country before but I'd love to! Mexico sounds like a fun trip! I didn't see the eclipse USPS stamps but I'm going to have to check those out now!!!! I came to discover 90's music on my own due to personal interest. I was born in the 90's but technically "grew up" in the 2000's. As a teen and as an adult I came to discover great music from the 90's and now consider it my favorite! Runaway Train is an excellent song. Thank you for the great profile surprises! I am excited to try the awesome teas & use the Sharpie in my artwork! Thank you for brightening my day! :)
Response: You are very welcome, Liberty!
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Comment: Wow! What a great and plentiful assortment. Thanks for the washi too!
Response: You are welcome! This swap was so much fun - I love stationery!
CraftyCathy31 rated for Sign up 9/18 mail on 9/20!!! on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: I especially liked the postcards! TXS😍
Response: You are very welcome!
animal87x rated for Sign up 9/18 mail on 9/20!!! on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Randy sooo many great goodies in this package! Thank you!!!
Response: Aww! So glad you enjoyed the swap package!
shiverphone rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Wow, Randy!! Thank you. You went out of your way to get the resend to me after my own address error. Your envelope really did put a smile on my face! My friend, next to me while I opened the envelope, loved all of the "things" as well. I feel spoiled by this envelope. Thank you!
Response: Awe! I'm so so so happy you LOVED it... and it got to you. Ty for the rating!
blueseabliss rated for Any kind of Letter Swap #1 on May 12, 2017
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Comment: I am overjoyed at the lengthy letter and on vellum, my favorite. Your generosity and thoughtfulness wowed me and I will write you back. Thank you so very much!!
Response: 5/12/17 : Looking forward to an update, as this rating was given the day I mailed swap out - the recipient didn't rate on the swap I sent, but someone else's. 5/15 - thank you for the update rating and kind comments. Welcome to Swap-Bot!!
CosmicDragon rated for NH: Swap card swap on May 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cards :)
Response: Welcome back! Thank you so much for the rating! Hang in there, things will get better.
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Comment: Hi Randy, Thanks for a great swap and thanks for reading my profile. I always try to do that too. Don't worry about being "not artistic," just start doing it and you'll get there. It is just a matter of experience.
Response: Hi Coleen! Thanks for the great rating and encouragement!
foxyroxy912 rated for Notebook Paper Letter #5 on May 4, 2017
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Comment: Great letter and enclosures! Thanks for sharing.
Response: You are so welcome! Enjoy! Thanks for rating!
knitterofhats rated for Message in a Bottle USA on Apr 5, 2017
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Comment: Awesome package! So fun to open. Lovely goodies. The local glass got a bit broken up in transit, but lovely. It reminded me of the Cape May diamonds we found on the shore in Cape May NJ a few summers ago. Thanks for everything!
Response: Oh! Thank you for the great rating and heart. I'm so sorry the glass got broken - I'll be glad to replace it if needed. That bottle was such a tough one to stuff, but it was a great challenge.
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Comment: Wow!! Where do i start?! I cant thank you enough for everything. Cant wait to put it all to good use. Great swap! Thanks again :)
Response: You are so welcome. Extremely fun to curate a profile package for you. Thanks for the heart!!!
sybil31562 rated for NH: Swap card swap on Mar 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the Wacky Packages swap cards! And all the great extras.
Response: Awe! I appreciate the great rating - and the well detailed profile made it easier too.
lisarmoore82 rated for Tote Bag with Note Cards Swap on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Randy's package went so far above and beyond requirements I was more than thrilled when I got it and went through it! So many extra cool little surprises were included. I tremendously enjoyed opening up this package and going through all the neat contents. I can't tell you thank you enough! Update: Ooops I meant to give you a heart and thought I did! Sorry about that! Fixed it.
Response: Thank you Lisa! It was a pleasure to match goodies to your profile (along with picking out a cute tote and notecards!)

Rating Overview

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Comments

simcoe54 on Dec 8, 2017:

RAK - Used Postage Stamps - Thanks for all the postage stamps. Many will fit right into my collection.

NiniJae on Dec 6, 2017:

Randy Thank You so much for the Pen Pal Christmas RAK. The stationery set and stickers are lovely, and I can always use stamps. Most importantly, Thank You for wrapping it like a present. I am the person who "plays Santa" in my family and makes sure everyone has nicely wrapped presents (to and from each other). But I only get a few cards to open, never any presents to unwrap. So this was just very special and very appreciated. It felt like Christmas tonight! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a great 2018.

Poohtat on Dec 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for the notecards and stickers for the Pen Pal RAK! I love everything!

ThumperLove on Nov 4, 2017:

Wow, Randy! You went way above and beyond! Thank you for the cute dog notecard, the stickers, the Christmas stationery and envelopes, and awesome paper. Truly unexpected. Thanks for the happiness!

anicka22 on Nov 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie: it is beautiful! And all the contents are amazing. Thank you so very much! And if you ever want a penpal from the Netherlands, just tell me :)

MissTullie on Sep 28, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful "Swap Tag" (Main forum). I am delighted with the "Flowers from the Garden" stamps you sent me. They are beautiful. You made my day!

LacieLove on Sep 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for amazing postcards from your RAK of DIY Cardboard Postcards-USA ONLY. They are beautiful and unique. I can't wait to use them. Thank you again.

Dsweeny on Aug 28, 2017:

Hi Randy - YOU ARE THE BEST! The Portland ephemera RAK was beyond AWESOME! I love every dang thing in there...I have no way to pick a favorite...postcards, the Portland Oregon card, the maps, the ticket from the hawks game, radio cab - even the awesome map envelope! I love the Tram map...well dang, just LOVE all of it! Thank you from the heart. I will enjoy using all of it :) Dina

jenthewen on Aug 2, 2017:

Thanks SOO much for the RAK (non USA ) that you sent me, loved it all xx

sweetpea22 on Jun 13, 2017:

Forgot to say Thank You for the extras too! I Love the washi tape!

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