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mrcrow

mrcrow
Date Joined: November 19, 2016
Last Online: July 6, 2017
Birthday: June 14
Country: United States
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About Me

The shortest version:
I get golden retriever levels of excited to get something personal in the mail.

The short version:
-Nearly 30 years of sending letters and packages to friends around the world but new here!
-Fanatical bird lover: penguins, vultures, or parrots? Too hard to pick!
-Gen X college radio show crate digger. Punk to metal to folk to West African rock n' roll to murder ballads. -Reading all sorts of things from 17th century memoirs to science fiction.
-The Third Doctor is the best but any Doctor Who fan is welcome.
-Often trying new crafts and happy to give and receive handmade things

Avid regifter! Also, I have a stock of treasures that are just waiting for the ideal recipient

Hobbies:
Making short films
Subtitling German films into English
Moog synthesizers

Likes: tea, stickers, kits, cards, books, blind box toys, Lego, knitting, exotic candies, collages, found objects.
Dislikes: anything heavily scented (unless it's tea). Glassware. Teflon. Tootsie Rolls. Gore.

Expanded edition: Wow, you're still reading! This is a bit awkward. I've read some of the profiles on this site and this isn't coming close to those.
I'm a private person who enjoys the anonymity of the postal service for expression. It's weird for such a public forum but trust develops over time. I prefer to let my letters/packages speak for themselves. I used to take part in postal art swaps and exquisite corpse type things. Since the days of primitive online communities I've been reaching out and making friends. The act of faith that is sending something into the world--especially to a stranger--is a thrill.

Putting together the ideal package is an art. There are two schools of thought: The single object of delight or the mass of joy. Single objects work great when you know something concrete about the recipient's taste, maybe you've gotten a tip off on something they would really enjoy. First edition books are the perfect example. Wrapped simply in some high quality paper. Pure class. The mass of joy is many smaller bits aimed at general delight. Preferably wrapped individually in different papers/bags/pouches/etc. This is time to bust out stickers, small figurines, a bit of confetti--all from the perpetual stash of treasures. It's an Event to get a package.

Ratings

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user2148 rated for Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sending the great PC, love that you still have the floppy disc sleeve. I should rate a 3 since you mailed it 2 months late - but I'm happy to get it, even late 🙂 Thanks!
Response: Thanks so much for your understanding and generosity with your rating :)
mgallardo68 rated for Odd PC - International on Apr 21, 2017
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Comment: Kari, thank you so much for a great Postcard !! It is the first one of this type, ever! I tried to figure out the film but then I did not know if was each line of pictures a film or if all together are a name for 1 single movie? Either way, it was PERFECT!! Loved it! ♥♥♥
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies, especially the handmade paper!
PostcardAl rated for Odd PC - International on Apr 12, 2017
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Comment: Hi Cari -- thanks for the Russian gangster tattoo card -- perfect! I have seen Playtime (though not in years) -- Tati's films hold up well, don't they?
Jsereg001 rated for Odd PC - International on Apr 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard!
QuinGem rated for Ratings Booster Sewing With a Twist on Apr 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
elicarjoy rated for 3 Things in an Envie INTL #1 on Mar 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the poem you shared with me.
SuMay rated for Winter bird count on Feb 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your beautiful grackles with me!
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Comment: Hello. Thanks for the great postcard and poem you sent.. I really enjoyed it. I had not heard of that poem before and I absolutely love robins!
jimmyconnors rated for Winter bird count on Feb 13, 2017
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Comment: Vielen Dank, thanks a lot, I'll have to look up all the birds - different continent! :)
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Comment: 2 Cards !!! WOW thanks a bunch for the P/C's and the lesson in both dogs & flowers. I like to learn new things.
Response: It seemed like the only way to make up for them being so late was to send two :)
tanjah76 rated for "Ransom Note" Card Swap (EDITED) on Jan 14, 2017
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Comment: Hi Kari, Thank you for the ransome note card. I like how you made it. I hope that you had a good holiday season. Best wishes for 2017 Kind regards Tanja
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Comment: What a wonderful and beautiful card you created! Thank you for joining my swap, i hope you had fun with it!
jendoggie rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT on Jan 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I went to bed early on New Years Eve. I had to work and was tired. Then I tried to spend the next two days in bed, but the dog wouldn't let me. All in all, a good time.
justmesks rated for Quick and Painless PC Swap on Dec 29, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Wishing you a happy new year!
midwestkiwi rated for Object Obituary on Dec 19, 2016
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Comment: RIP Red Rat Keychain. What a hoot!
witchelm rated for 3 THINGS IN AN ENVELOPE INTL on Dec 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great package. I adore all the amazing handmade items
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Comment: Liked all the cute little stickers.🤓 Especially the pandas. 🐼

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SuMay on Dec 11, 2016:

Ohh, me, me, please send me something!

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