Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 4:32 pm


Date Joined: July 1, 2022
Last Online: February 1, 2023
Birthday: March 2
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! My name is Nicole. I’m a 22 year old graduate student living in Southern California, where I have been born and raised.

I study public administration and urban planning. I hope to become a city manager one day! I’m a total nerd about local government.

I love to read, but keep it just to non fiction.

Recently started collecting US Postage stamps, and would love to get tips and tricks related to collecting and organizing them.

I’m cryptocurious. Very interested in Bitcoin, and follow it pretty in depth.

I have a 2 year old cat, Samantha. She’s the best! I’ve always grown up with cats in my family.

My hobbies include stamp collecting, crocheting (fairly basic stuff I'm still a beginner), letter writing, reading, and going on little adventures around Southern California!

Tuck ins/flat surprises: I never expect them! If you do want to send some and are looking for inspo, I love stamps, postcards, stationary, and stickers. I will be happy with anything though and will be very grateful! :)

Favorite Books

Honestly, any non fiction literature! Always open to suggestions. Areas I like to read are in social sciences and sociology/anthropology. This summer I met my summer reading goal and got through 17 books. Growing up though, my favorite books were “The Great Gatsby” and “The Catcher in the Rye.” They still hold a soft spot in my heart :)

I am pretty busy right now with required readings for my grad program, but am working on a reading list for my winter break/ the summer when things quiet down a bit! I welcome any and all suggestions

Favorite Music

I like alternative rock! But I also like rap, hip hop, pop, house music, etc. some specifics bands/artists I like are Frank ocean, two door cinema club, the struts, catfish and the bottlemen, bad suns, Mac Miller, the backseat lovers, Doja cat, lorde, drake, Louis the child, post Malone, petit biscuit, and more.

My Likes

A - Academics. I love being a student and what I study!

B- My brother. He’s the best thing to ever happen to me.

C- Cats!! I have my own 2 year old kitty, Samantha. She has long black fur, and is the most snuggly, chatty, and angelic cat I’ve ever met.

D- Drives. I live in beautiful Southern California, and love taking drives along the coast.

E- embroidery. I can’t embroider, but I wish I could! Always drawn to dainty floral designs.

F- Fight on! I’m going to be pursuing my graduate degrees at USC this fall and couldn’t be more excited.

G- glass ware. I love vases- small vases and bud vases. Fresh flowers are something I always try to have around my apartment, and I love finding neat vases to hold them!

H- the heat! Love warm summer days and hanging out by the pool. Doesn’t matter how warm it is- would much rather it be hot than cold.

I- Italian food. My absolute favorite type of food….never ever gets old for me, and I’m a picky eater!



L- letters. I love writing and receiving letters. I’ve always had an affinity for stamps and snail mail.

M- Music…some of my favorite bands and artists are Bad Suns, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Two Door Cinema Club, Louis the Child, and Mac Miller to name a few.

N- Non fiction literature. Send me suggestions!

O- outer space. Always have had a fascination with space. My favorite stamps in my stamp collection are all space themed!

P- poetry. Mostly into Beatnik era poetry. Ginsberg is my guy!


R- reading. I’m a voracious reader, especially in the summertime when I’m not in classes.

S- STAMPS! Ask me about my stamp collection. I’ve really been getting into it, and taking it more seriously and organizing it has been something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now.

T- tropical fish. I think my fascination with them comes from the massive tank at my local library where I would sit (and still do) in front of it and just watch the fish. My family got a tank in their house recently and have really been enjoying the fish and coral!

U- Urban planning! One of my interests for my career and areas of study in school.


W- Writing. Putting pen to paper is so therapeutic to me.


Y- yarn. I used to crochet a lot, and am hoping to pick that back up!

Z- zoos. I love seeing wildlife. There’s a teaching zoo at a local community college near me and I love going and learning about the different animals they tend to, and how they have helped rehabilitate them.


If you did not receive something from me, please reach out so I can make sure that what you are supposed to get thru the swap makes its way to you!! I never want to flake on anyone, so please let me know if you haven’t gotten anything from me.

Also, working on keeping my profile up to date and adding in tid bits as I think of them!


mermaidery rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Trapped in an elevator is just not something I ever want to happen. Thank you for sharing your answers!
Shelleynwillow rated for Postcards for Mental Health on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: nice list of cars thank you and love the cloud postcard as well. 1/28
Eulegirl rated for MZA: GREEN POSTCARD NAKED on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute card of the puppies playing in the grass!
littlehana86 rated for Story On A Postcard November 22 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your story :)
Comment: I’ve never been to Colorado either but it looks so beautiful!! I have family who live there and regularly share pictures of their hikes on Facebook - some day I hope to join them!!
Comment: "ideally nothing" haha so true!! Thanks so much. Happy Swapping
NRGordon rated for ANY CARD AND FOLLOW THE PROMPT #43 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the lovely PC. I hope you have done okay with all that rain.
NRGordon rated for TELL ME #17 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the nice PC. That would describe my granddaughter now.
paperlover rated for TELL ME #17 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the kitty post card and sharing your childhood games
Sami8 rated for TELL ME #17 on Jan 24, 2023
squince rated for IT'S YOUR CHOICE #5 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the kumala island postcard and list of cars
Comment: Hi Nicole! I love your Greetings from California pc! It is wonderful when we find awesome pcs when we travel! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
octobereve930 rated for IT'S YOUR CHOICE #5 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: I wish I could see the night sky too. Where I live there are too many city lights and a lot of trees blocking the view. thank you so much 1/24
nanadiana rated for TELL ME #17 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing what you liked to do as a child. Princesses are always good. :)
myancey rated for ANY CARD AND FOLLOW THE PROMPT #43 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you Nicole ! Crazy that stamps went up again. I can’t believe how much a postcard stamp and first class is now
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thank you for the song recommendation!
coolcamaro rated for 10 ON THE 10TH (JANUARY 2023) on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you.

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Whippet on Jan 12, 2023:

Nicole, hope you are safe, doing OK in Southern Calif. We saw weather reports, said prayers for residents of Calif. for their safety, well being. Best to you all, - Kathy

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AJ73 on Nov 21, 2022:

Hi. I just want to let you know I love the stamps you used on the postcard sent for the Tell Me 10 swap. The Seattle postcard is a favorite.

yvonne401 on Sep 5, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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