Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 11:09 pm


Date Joined: October 12, 2007
Last Online: February 14, 2018
Birthday: September 26
Country: United States
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PLEASE NOTICE: I have some swaps not archived because I never received. I ALWAYS rate.

Hello everyone, I am 53 years old & live in Fort Smith, AR. I took a 2 year hiatus from Swap-Bot, but have come back for awhile. .

Favorite Movies: The Prisoner Of Zenda, The Sorcerer's Stone, The Sixth Inn Of Happiness, The African Queen, The Shawshank Redemption, Independence Day, and let's hear it for The War of the Gargantuas! Where's my re-make of that?!

Favorite Movie Genres: Animation/Anime, Action/Adventure, Comedy & Documentary.

Favorite Places: London ENGLAND, Yosemite CALIFORNIA, Bora Bora TAHITI, NEW ZEALAND.

Favorite Foods: Olives stuffed with garlic, Tippanade, Italian Icees, Chocolate, Shrimp and Crab. Oh and... ICE CREAM!!!

Favorite Music: I add to my iPod every week. Currently listening to Beck.

Favorite TV Shows are: The Voice, NCIS, Castle, Grimm, Project Runway, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, Sherlock (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) & Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Authors: JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling, Stephen Hunt, Jim Butcher, Patricia McKillip, George RR Martin, Julie Hyzy, Kate Carlisle, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Shakespeare, Susanna Clarke, Karen Russell, Keith Donohue, Graham Joyce, Paul Kearney....

Favorite Book Genres: Manga, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Young Adult.

Favorite Past Times: Driving (no phones allowed), travel, visiting museums, anything late night (lol), drinking coffee, laughing, cards, foodie experiences, swimming, postcards, collecting shells, and trains! Aren't they wonderful?

Collections: Beatrix Potter Figurines, Star Trek autographs, sea shells, and jesters.

With postcards, I prefer written on and stamped, but collect both.

POST CARD NOTE: Feb 10, 2015. Received a PC from Las Vegas Postmarked 1/30/15 stating it is for the Where I Live PC Swap. Haven't been in this swap since Nov or Dec. I checked and it was archived with both partners having refs. There is no name or nickname on this either, so I am royally confused. If you sent it to me, I'd like to thank you.


Starwatcher rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 3rd Quarter on Oct 22, 2015
Comment: What a nice log! Nicely handwritten too - which I always appreciate since my own handwriting is totally lacking in beauty. Thanks for sending!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and heart! :)
junemoon rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 3rd Quarter on Oct 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your very full descriptions of the books you read. I'm a little sad that none of them are "serious" books. You get so much out of the ones you read, I think some others might really give you a lift too.
Response: Oprah books are so depressing. I have a friend with stage 4 cancer & going for a heart operation and my mom died from Parkinsons last December. It has to be happy or mindlessly fun at this time in my life.... most of those 100 serious lists I read during college. ;)
tatta rated for Tolkien Week 22 Questions (E-Swap) on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: Enjoyed your answers very much, thank you! :)
Response: Thank you for your compliment & heart!
theevidenceisme rated for Notecard and Tea on Sep 25, 2015
Comment: I'm very excited to try the flavors you sent. They sound delicious!
Response: I am so glad you're looking forward to them, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: I loved the Lord of the Rings stamps. I had never seen them before your card! Also the tea was very cute. Thank you.
Response: Oh you're very much welcome!!!
Comment: Thank you for the inchies! be warned that you will get three and a half of the same. ;) And I love the card, too - I love maps!
Response: LOL, I am warned! Thank you very much for your kind words and heart.
cynaemon rated for Tolkien Week 22 Questions (E-Swap) on Sep 22, 2015
Response: Thank you very kindly for the heart.
Comment: Writing this as I open...the stamps are awesome! Very cool ATC's...I knew that was Tom Bombadil right away! How fun to add these to my collection! The card is great too...I guess I need to check into this Zazzle thing I keep seeing. Thanks for the happy hobbit mail :D
Response: Zazzle is a dangerous place, LOL! Especially the postcards and stamps! Thank you for your kind words & heart. Happy Tolkien Week!
APRILENLIGHTENED rated for Tolkien Inchies (USA Only) on Sep 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much, this was such a fun swap, your card and envelope was just perfect! I really adore all your drawings!
Response: I am so happy you liked the inchies. Thank you for the heart & Happy Tolkien Week!
Response: Thank you very much for the heart - Happy Tolkien Week!
Comment: Thanks for the card and extra-lovely stamps ;)
Response: I am so happy you liked your postcard. Thank you for the kind compliment & heart!
Comment: Wow! I can't believe how awesome this postcard is! The front is very well drawn...and the quotes and the special zazzle stamps...WOW! This is definitely going in a place of honor in my postcard collection! Thank you!
Response: I am so happy you liked your PC - "Happy Tolkien Week!"
Comment: Can't wait to try the teas to help the hobbits celebrate! And I was super giddy about the elves, my favorites! Awesome card too! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad you liked it - enjoy Tolkien Week & thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much, I noticed that we have some common source ;-)
Response: Well that means we like similar foods :)
Ellivlove rated for Tolkien Pinterest Board on Sep 18, 2015
DW rated for Tolkien Week 22 Questions (E-Swap) on Sep 17, 2015
Comment: I had a lot fun reading your answers to the Tolkien questions! So nice to get to know another Tolkien fan!!
Response: Thank you for the kind compliment. I am always happy to meet other Tolkien people.
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely recipes! I can't wait to try them out!!! That mushroom soup looks especially yummy! :)
Response: I know, I thought so too. Thank you for the heart.
ShyAnn64 rated for Notecard and Tea on Sep 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecard and the yummy tea (you spoiled me with extras!) <3 <3
Response: I hope they are all delicious to you! Thank you for the heart.
elinor rated for Poetry on a Postcard on Sep 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and poem
Response: I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the compliment.
fishsteak rated for Tolkien Postcard (USA ONLY) on Sep 14, 2015
Comment: I love the matching Hobbit stamp you used!
Response: You're so welcome! Thank you for the heart.

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RyeRye on Sep 1, 2016:

widelo123 on Jun 5, 2015:

PC's each week April-July

Rita, thank you for the interesting postcard of the Reunion Tower. I don't think it was built the last time we went to Dallas. Will definitely go when we go there again. Shirley

pobuffy on Mar 16, 2015:

Thank you, Rita, for the cute postcard that you sent me for Postcards Each Week in 2015 swap. Sorry to be late commenting, but I have been ill. Thanks again! pobuffy

TammieGotcha on Jan 15, 2015:

Yes it's true, I got a few 3's for electronical swaps. Sometimes things can be happen, why people are a little late. Sometimes people judge too quickly on swap-bot. I can't change it anymore, so I have to put some swaps for myself to get a higher rating again. Thanks for the kind comment. :)

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

vontakk on Dec 11, 2014:

We keep getting partnered! Hah. I am sending you out two pieces of mail today and I sent to you for the Harry Potter swap. :)

catmmann on Nov 19, 2014:

Thanks so much for the OK postcard!!

emilynhr on Oct 31, 2014:

BlueberryLady on Mar 7, 2014:

Love the Native Indian Cook book you sent me... It was very Thoughtful to check out my Profile..You went above and Beyond...Thank You very Much !!!!

HeideC on Feb 28, 2014:

Thank you again for sending me the black "chalk" ATC blanks in the Feb. Pick 3 Swap. They are the greatest! I have used the whole package and had to go to Hobby Lobby to buy more! They are sturdy enough to use as backing and make a great "frame" ( I usually cut drawings 1/4 inch smaller so I can use the frame). Plus, gold and silver metallic pens show up great for signing the ATCs!

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