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grassbeneathmyfeet

grassbeneathmyfeet
Date Joined: October 13, 2007
Last Online: August 12, 2016
Birthday: October 22, 1985
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE: I went away for what looks like a year, but I'm back and hoping to swap lots. I'm converting to Judaism, so any Judaica will be much appreciated. Glad to be back!

I have a lot of different interests. I'm a really big pack rat. But I'm mostly obsessed with postcards. It started with an interest in vintage postcards (my first was a French postcard from 1910) and I prefer ones that have been written on and mailed. Thrift stores are good places for these. But I buy postcards whenever I go on trips somewhere and often just when I'm running errands and I happen to see one I like.

I also collect book memorabilia. Pens, quills, calligraphy manuals, autographs, letters from authors, journals, and inkpots. But one thing I really want is an old writer's box like the kind students would use in school, circa 19th century.

Hmm, what else. I really like the website for Found Magazine. It's a magazine that publishes found objects--photos, postcards, love letters, grocery lists, etc. I love the idea of finding an object that gives you a tiny glimpse into the life of another human being.

Another good publication--PostSecret. Great for postcard collectors. As a matter of fact, Found Magazine and PostSecret are going on tour together and I'm hoping to see them.

Beyond that, I'm into folk, blues, bluegrass. I like anything unique to regions and peoples that hasn't been assimilated into some mass culture. So share your unadulterated self with me.

Favorite Music

Hmm . . . Simon & Garfunkel, Jonathan Richman, Liz Phair, Eels, White Stripes, Regina Spektor, Death Cab for Cutie, Dolly Parton, it's hard coming up with artists. I just like people who I feel write really good lyrics or who have an appreciation for various sounds and a talent for incorporating those different sounds into their own style of music.

If you're making a CD for me, here's a list of songs I want but don't currently have:

Anything But Down by Sheryl Crow D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin Been Smoking Too Long by Nick Drake My Favorite Mistake by Sheryl Crow Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow anything by Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri The Day I Went Away by Sleater-Kinney This Is Hardcore by Pulp Life On Mars by Bowie Little Red Riding Hood either by Sam the Sham or the Rolling Stones (I haven't figured that one out yet)

Favorite Books

A Separate Peace, Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides, Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Wise Blood, Possession: A Romance.

Favorite Movies

The Paper, It's a Wonderful Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Amelie, The Last Unicorn, the Marx Brothers, kind of a random list but I guess I can add to it if I think of anything else.

Favorite Television

Arrested Development, House, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Lost

Random Interests

Anything taboo, human sexuality, regional dialects, cigars, vice culture, vaudeville, people on the fringe of mainstream culture (i.e. Black Panthers, Communists, radical feminists, fetishists, etc.), foreign languages, language in general, odd little tourist attractions in small town America, STAMPS!

Ratings

courtmm11 rated for Cats:1PC/1Partner-Quick on Feb 14, 2011
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Comment: A good advertisement for birth control....four kittens isn't all that bad for a cat....lolololol It made me laugh reading what you wrote...thank you so much for that... Take care...Happy Swapping....Pat
MistyLynne rated for Posties from Xmas cards on Jun 13, 2009
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Nettie rated for PostSecret ATC on Apr 7, 2009
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Comment: Your secrets are safe! :)
5
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Comment: Loved the CD! And it was definitely fun to listen to it the first time and play guess-that-song. I was familiar with a few of the songs by name, but I was able to guess several of the bands for the ones I didn't know.
bookwyrmm rated for Implicit Lyrics! Mixed CD Swap on Apr 2, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for the CD. I can't wait to find out what is on it.
cynaemon rated for POSTCARD, ATC QUICK SWAP on Mar 23, 2009
5
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Upcountrysmiles rated for POSTCARD, ATC QUICK SWAP on Mar 21, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for the atc's..I really like them!
Response: Wow, you rated immediately. That is awesome. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
birthday0cake rated for Possible Side Effects ATC on Mar 21, 2009
5
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Comment: i loved the ATCs, thank you
Response: Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this swap.
lorikyles rated for Bizarre Postcard Swap on Mar 21, 2009
5
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collectedmess rated for My Favorite Saint on Mar 17, 2009
5
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Comment: thank you! lovely saintly things!
Response: Thanks so much for joining my swap!! And thanks for the heart!
KatarinaNavane rated for Altered Playing Card Swap on Mar 12, 2009
5
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Comment: Thanks! That's a neat idea to splice together two facecards.
Response: Thanks for the comment and the great rating!
mling rated for Liar Liar...Postcards on Mar 11, 2009
5
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Comment: Wow. The back of the truck. That must have been~~interesting....Special delivery, anyone? ~Michele
Response: Haha, thanks! I really hope some post office personnel read it.
mspeegle rated for Liar Liar...Postcards on Mar 10, 2009
5
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Comment: HA-HA-HA!!! Funny postcard! This was such a fun swap!
Response: Glad you liked it! I had so much fun thinking of lies.
Shirley rated for Stairs themed postcards! on Mar 5, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for your card, I enjoyed the poem :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating!
Mrsfabicons rated for Altered Playing Card Swap on Mar 3, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for a very creative APC. I love it to bits! Thanks again and all the best from Kim X
Response: Thanks for the heart! That was my first time, but your comments are very encouraging.
cass1272 rated for Hand-Drawn ATCs on Mar 2, 2009
5
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Comment: I love your cards! I love too the explinations or stories behind them. How fun is that?! They are wonderful - thank you so much! - Cass
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you!
jdb822 rated for Dr. Seuss ATC swap on Mar 1, 2009
5
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Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
anrtist rated for Altered Playing Card Swap on Feb 28, 2009
5
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Comment: thanx for the atc! cc
Response: You're welcome!
graydragon rated for Stairs themed postcards! on Feb 26, 2009
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending such a lovely and thoughtful card :-}
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
MrsAnnaSue rated for Stairs themed postcards! on Feb 25, 2009
5
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Comment: I will never get tired of receiving postcards from you! Thank you for sharing a favorite postcard with me, the park looks beautiful - Anna
Response: Yay!! I hope I get partnered with you again!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Sharila on Mar 26, 2009:

Oh great, thanks for getting back to me!! I am looking forward:))

Sharila on Mar 26, 2009:

Ohh can you please host one more of this: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/30458

ikw on Mar 11, 2009:

PS- Little red riding hood is by sam the sham, one of my faves as a child!

ikw on Mar 11, 2009:

hey there! i see you like postsecret!...i am hosting for a postsecret ATC swap if you are interested!.... http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/32228

unicorn1 on Oct 5, 2008:

I was just reading your profile and saw what you wrote about flakers. That must be sooo disappointing!! Not to worry on my end though, I'm starting yours tonight and they will be sent out this week! I'm getting worried on some of my swaps though and hope I don't have people do that to me.

Lori915 on May 27, 2008:

Thank you for joining the ATC idioms swap...even though you're taking a break :) I know, it's hard to stay away, there are so many neat swaps out there!

fortunebaby on Nov 6, 2007:

I just want you to know that even though this show of gratitude is very late in coming, I received your poem from the Poetry In Motion swap. I am very impressed with it and appreciate it very much! Thank you!

solarts on Oct 15, 2007:

Welcome to "Where are U Living now? " swap. Thank you for signing up. Stephanie (solarts)

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