Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 5:50 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2009
Last Online: August 20, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

i definitely appreciate every/all my swap-bot mail, always & regardless, but kinds of postcards i especially like:

  • just people doing stuff
  • trees
  • food/outdoor markets
  • educational/interesting facts
  • vintage
  • funny/cheerful/cute
  • glaciers
  • children's book illustrations
  • fish
  • maps {of course!}
  • current events/interesting quotes

i am retired, volunteer & hard-of-hearing, so knit/crocheting,reading books, magazines & the internet help me pass the time enjoyably! otherwise, i like walking & getting out to possibly find little surprises & inspiration if i had cable tv with captions, i would be hooked on true-crime stories & docu- mentaries ... trying to learn anything & figure out what this world's about!

unfortunately, i am not much an artist, but i cherish creativity & do my best with snails on a limited budget (my splurge in life is simply "postage" for trading with many good people all over the world!)

Favorite Books

my reading preferences:

  • nonfiction
  • true crime
  • travel
  • biography
  • humor

Favorite Movies

rarely do i see movies anymore, but here are a few i liked:

  • adaptation
  • crouching tiger/hidden dragon
  • meet the parents
  • being john malkovich
  • american beauty

Favorite Television

i yearn for those premium cable channels, but only have lousey broadcast, so don't watch much tv, either! if i get the opportunity, i like:

  • my name is earl
  • seinfield
  • get a life
  • 60 minutes/48 hours/dateline
  • intervention/snapped/no reservations

Favorite Crafts

crochet & knit dishcloths, so, cotton yarn is my favorite!

making envies

Favorite Music

music is part of my past: do not have the slightest concept of current groups today ... when my hearing was better, i loved:

60's/70's pop dance/electronic soul/rb

{fleetwood mac, beatles}

currently enjoying:

daft punk

misc. notes

reading another description of swap requirements, here is my attempt to summarize my

  • likes: nice stuff {stickers always appreciated!}

  • dislikes: bad stuff

  • wants: personal mail things

  • not wants: empty mailbox

sooo ... i'll try to remember to update this info more on occasion & please do not hesitate to let me know any further in regard to what you'd like to know about me, 'k?


Comment: Love the great big card! And fun stamps! Thank you!
dawnakaulen rated for FREE/AD #31 SENDER'S CHOICE on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like you had a good trip/ I am from Hayward originally and love the Bay Area:)
Judykkm rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #64 on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Hi Gen! Thank you for the nice note and the cards! Sounds like you have a great weekend. I'll write back real soon!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks
Kvwanderlost rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #63 on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you! It sounds like you had a very lovely weekend! I am a big fan of Airbnb also and use them as often as I can 👍 I love the mail themed notecard you enclosed also, thanks again 😄
Comment: Thanks for the cool PC - it reminds me of "baby goat yoga" in my area, during baby goat season on the local farm! I am a mad knitter, and always happy to swap dish rags!
Response: Wow, baby goats + yoga, news to me! I hope you’ve been having fun with swap-bot this summer ~ there are frequent washcloth swaps that would doubtless benefit from your practiced products =) … maybe see you in a future swap!
Kyari rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
nmlacagno rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Loved the card! Thank you!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Jul 18, 2017
PostcardAl rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Hello and thank you for the cool card of the "sand sailer." what an odd contraption -- haha. All the best, al
KathyJane rated for Happy July Notecard Swap on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Sorry I was a little late in rating, I had company all weekend and zero access to my computer. Have a great rest of the summer! :)
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks
SGriffin rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! I'd love to try this place sometime. My son and I love trying new dount spots! Thanks again!
kathiann rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #58 on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Loved the extra postcards! Thank you for sharing your weekend with me, enjoy your trip to Salt Lake, I've got a lot of family in that area, I envy you.
Comment: Lots of great stamps! Thanks much!
Comment: Dear Genise, belated thank you for this wonderful vintage Radio City Music Hall card, katydid and Tiffany lamp postage, Minion, and your kind, honest message -- the postcard show you attended sounds wonderful (I don't think there are any nearby down here), and I hope you are having a good end to spring. You and your kind, generous, stimulating letter (I loved the article on Indian dance and theatre! how I would have loved to have seen the production :) and the Starbucks came at just the right time) have been on my mind these weeks. I look forward to writing you soon. Thank you for bringing light and joy to my day and inbox! I hope you get to visit the places you want ♥
sunbun rated for Random Wikipedia Article Swap! on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your wiki info & the extras - I really LOVED the washi in particular that was very thoughtful to include those things!
Penben rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 37 on May 23, 2017
PostcardAl rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 37 on May 22, 2017
Comment: HI Neecie -- thanks for the excellent "Freedom" card. Indeed, the news has been a firehose lately, but I persevere! Best, al
Response: indeed, we gotta keep our noses above the stink & slog towards the points of light away in the distance ... :)

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midwestkiwi on Apr 19, 2016:

Awww, thank you for the thank you, and the sweet enclosures. All of it was quite touching, and with the exception of the bookmark will be paid forward in future correspondence. I'm glad to know that you are enjoying letter writing month.

Deeno1105 on Feb 14, 2014:

Hey Stranger. Wanted to say "Hi" & wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

maxbenleo on Dec 31, 2012:

Hi Geni!! Great to hear from you! I hope you had happy holidays and I wish you and your hubby a very Happy 2013😊😊 Hugs, Kerstin

Vagirl on Aug 13, 2012:

Received your letter for week 3 of the 'Six Week Snail Mail Swap' a few days ago. Thank you so much for the recipe and great crochet pattern and your lovely letter.

pearlswithplaid on Aug 7, 2012:

I got no Swap bot mail today, sad. Except your adorable postcard. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked everything. :)

ladydy5 on Jul 6, 2012:

Great ratings you have this year so far. Thanks for joining my Send something Orange swap.

racheljohnson on Jun 29, 2012:

Thank you for the great art postcard and the kind note that you sent for the "Thank You Swap-bot" swap. Members like you are what make the community great. Happy swapping!

Deeno1105 on Apr 8, 2012:

Deeno1105 on Feb 14, 2012:

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