Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2017 8:34 pm


Date Joined: April 21, 2010
Last Online: December 8, 2017
Birthday: January 21, 1972
Country: United States
Postcards for Swap

About Me

I'm a 45-year-old lesbian animal and snail mail lover living in Hilo, Hawai`i. I have been penpalling/swapping fb's for aover 30 years. I love long, chatty letters, swapping postcards & friendship books and collecting shot glasses. I'm also a HUGE animal lover and currently have 3 cats at home - Hilahila, Koa and Kui (aka "Princess"). I love fall and winter and anything pumpkin!


I will rate as soon as I receive a swap. I'd appreciate if others do the same for me. I want the ratings, but more importantly, I want to make sure my swap has been received and didn't get lost in the mail. It's important to me that the other person gets what they should (in 30+ years, I've never had anyone say they were disappointed in a swap I sent or didn't receive it) so I want to know sooner rather than later if I need to resend.

Also, PLEASE be sure to write your username AND swap name.

I ♥ the holidays, especially Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! I especially love the decorations (especially lights) and sending/receiving cards (I display all on my wall). I especially love snowy scenes (for postcards and Christmas cards).

Favorite Music

I like lots, but '80's heavy metal and contemporary Hawaiian are my favorites. However, I really do not like country at all.

Favorite Movies

horror and Christmas movies (great combination, huh?)

Favorite Television

Y&R, B&B, Law & Order SVU, the Chicago series (Fire, Med, PD), house hunting shows, The L Word


I love snail mail pen palling, swapping fb's, swapping postcards (I prefer them in an envelope if there's a choice) and other small souvenirs (I collect shot glasses), watching movies, shopping, watching TV, meals out, holiday decorating, Starbucks, etc.


I collect shot glasses, postcards, coins (US state quarters, euros and anything else interesting), shark items, Care Bears, My Melody items

I LOVE shot glasses and currently have 177 in my collection but I'd love more! I desperately need a Connecticut shot glass to finally complete my state shot glass collection!

I like regular-sized ones with a picture and name of a country, state, or city on it. I'm mainly looking for foreign (non-USA) ones, unless it's CT or of a city/zoo/aquarium. I also like some others, such as ones with sharks on them, lesbian ones, theme parks (esp. DISNEY!!), zoos/aquariums, and unique ones (I have a sake-shaped one and also a beer stein shaped one).

I desperately need lots of the 2009 and 2010 ones! They're nearly impossible to find here!

Swaps: fb's

I love swapping fb's and excess is always welcome! I especially love established fb's. I only swap regular and N&N fb's and fs's. I love HQ and decos but since I have no creativity whatsoever, I do not swap them (although you are welcome to send them, I know some who would be happy if I passed them on to them). However, no things like LB's, slams, lyrix, etc. I don't care for them, nor do I have regular swappers who I could pass them on to and I do not want to hold on to anything for months at a time, waiting for someone I could pass them on to!

Most of my pen pals no longer seem to swap them, so love to find regular fb swappers!

I like making fb's, too, but as I mentioned, I am so NOT creative. I try my best, though! I won't join HQ swaps because of it, but I think mine can be considered N&N (I hope!).

Swaps: postcards

I collect postcards and love anything scenic (nature, famous buildings, etc.) that is real-photo store-bought ones (or if you have your real photo scenic ones professionally printed, that is fine, too). I especially love snowy scenes, city/town/village views, lighthouses, and covered bridges. I also enjoy ones of maps, sharks, holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas especially) during the holidays, and the artists Wyland and Thomas Kinkade.

NO cartoon or painting ones (with the exception of Wyland and Thomas Kinkade), plants/flowers/animals/people as the main focus (with the exception of sharks) or homemade. I don't keep these. I do swaps anywhere from 1 to however many you can fit in an envelope! The link above is my available postcards for swap.

I am not a fan of the Greetings From... or Keep Calm ones so if possible, save those for someone who loves them

If possible and swap doesn't call for it otherwise, please send in an envelope so it doesn't get damaged!

Unless the swap calls for it, please do not send blank and write a decent message, I enjoy reading a nice message, not just a simple hello or so!

Snail Mail Pen Pals

I'm ONLY interested in female snail mail pen pals who write long, chatty letters or postcard pals (that doesn't mean exchanging postcards only, you write your 'letter' on a postcard and write back and forth that way)! It's even better if you swap fb's and/or postcards as well. Although we don't have to have lots in common, you must at least be LGBT-friendly, like animals animals enough to hear me talk about them sometimes (my letters are not filled about only them) and can tolerate listening to me talk about the holidays.

If you write to me, you'll have to have a fully filled out profile and have to tell me something about yourself, or I won't respond. If I responded to everyone who said something like, "wanna be pen pals?" and didn't tell me anything about them, I'd probably have over 1,000 pen pals! I'm only interested in long-term, long letter pals or postcard pals who are interested in becoming good friends.


I'd be happy to do one-time private swaps with anyone who has good ratings. Please only contact me if you think we'll have things we can offer each other in a swap. I've been contacted in the past from people wanting something from where I live, but what they offer is nothing I like or collect! So please see above to see if you can actually offer me anything (of equal value to what you want) that I'll want before contacting me. And if it's postcards, send me a link to what you have available!


bluehairedmary rated for Meowy Christmas Cards on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the kitty card! Happy holidays!
jenlovespsu rated for Meowy Christmas Cards on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: What a cute card! Thanks so much...Merry Christmas! :)
JanJak rated for The city where you live on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Hoilo looks beautiful.
nalaqueen rated for Singleview postcard x3 November on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: My very first pc from Russia, Thank you so much!!!
Response: Russia??
Comment: Such beautiful postcards you sent for this swap! All are so pretty but my fave was the Captain Cook Monument and the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. These cards really make me want to visit there one day!
Comment: great cards - thank you
Nassenheider rated for Singleview postcard x3 November on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Hello Trisha, Thanks a lot for your great postcard. It made me very happy. Greetings from Germany!
bstrong rated for The city where you live on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Your city looks very pretty, although I'm not sure I would like living there with all the rain and tsunami's YIKES! I didn't joy reading about it, thank you for including all the information
Comment: Thank you so much for this postcard - I love the church sitting among the tall buildings in NYC - with the Freedom Tower in the background. I and my family were in NYC the week before 9-11. We took pics of the Twin Towers from the Statue of Liberty and went inside one of the towers on the way back to Times Square. It was such a shock! So glad they have everything rebuilt now. Thank you so much for this card!!!!!!
jn6754 rated for The city where you live on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Love the view. Have a chance to go to Hilo in August. Now I really want to make that happen. Thank you.
dawnakaulen rated for Small Town postcard - US only on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I visited Hilo a few years ago and loved it. A regatta was going on :)
crochetjunkie rated for A-Z Postcards #3 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: AHHHH! Where did you find a Wizard of Oz PC?!?!? I love it!!!!
Poluknalai rated for Christmas pen pal swap on Apr 6, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the holiday greetings! It was kind of perfect for a swapping season, wasn't it? ;) Happy New Year & best wishes to you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Santa card.
suepier rated for The Last Christmas Card In the Box on Jan 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful polar bear card.
yomousey rated for Christmas card challenge #4-Stars on Dec 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card. Sorry I thought I had already rated you!
Comment: I remember getting your card - sorry about the late rating!. I hope you had a very merry Christmas!
tanyacox rated for Christmas Card Exchange 2010 - USA on Dec 22, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well :)
tanyacox rated for CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 22, 2010
Comment: Very cute card, thank you. Merry Christmas to you too!

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LunaMoody on Jun 18, 2014:

Do to your absence from swap-bot I am removing you from the Pen Pals of the World Group effective immediately. Thank you for your interest in the group. I wish you good fortune.


Obstminkerl on Apr 15, 2011:

Hi, is there a chance that you come online again and re-rate me for the ChristmasCardSwap you first left a 1-rating? I resent right after your rating with registered mail and the letter never came back to me so you should've received it by now. At least it would be nice if you let me know what's going on. The 1's not very pretty on my profile :o( Thank you.

sweettmw on Dec 25, 2010:

hey there....i would love to be ur pen pal.. if u like to be pen pals email ur address :)

USAFwife on Dec 6, 2010:

Love the pic of your kitties! They're beautiful. :) Hope you have a great holiday.

MrsAnnaSue on Oct 30, 2010:

Welcome to the group!

Drachenfrau on Jun 15, 2010:

my letter is on its way to you. :-)

pumpkinniki on Jun 2, 2010:

I saw your post in the pen friends forum. If you would like to be pen pals, message me your addy. :)

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