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smitzee

smitzee
Date Joined: February 8, 2011
Last Online: July 24, 2013

Country: United States

General Info

Updated 1/22/12

My original profile on swap-bot follows...(Feb 2011)...

Hello, I'm sorta new to swap bot. I've been postcrossing for about a year - love it! - and learned of this site from a user profile over there. You can check out my profile there at http://www.postcrossing.com/user/smitzee it shows all the postcards I've sent and received too.

I'm a registered nurse living in Minnesota. During the summer I try and get 'up north' to visit my shed on the lake on my days off. The cabin remains a dream, but I camp out at the shed and enjoy the peace and quiet.

I love the outdoors, national parks, postcards, writing letters on real paper, art museums, zoos, trains and roadtrips. Swaps with these themes are for me.

I'm learning how to sketch and watercolor. It's a slow process, but my journals are starting to be more visual and I love the ability to focus on my subject and tune out the rest of the day's problems.

I'm having fun with swap-bot and enjoy your feedback. If you don't receive your postcard, please let me know and I'll send another if needed. I know they can take awhile as I just received a postcrossing postcard that took 134 days to get here from Taiwan, and another from Lithuania that took 89 days. And yes, they were postmarked months ago. Makes you wonder what slowed them down...I'm imagining a long sea voyage filled with pirates and adventure. But, I realize that's not the norm and I would rather send a second than have you wait 4 months. ...(end original profile)...

I'm leaving this 2/22/11 update on here from shortly after I joined swapbot. A number of people sent me quite funny and and appreciative notes about it and the 'swap-blockers' out there...

2/21/2011... So, I got feedback that the above info is not sufficient for people to know me. I disagree. But for those who seem intent on nixing newbies from their postcard swaps... I'll try to spell it out a bit better...

I'm a nurse = I like people.

I like postcrossing = I like postcards from near and far.

I have a lake place = I'm an outdoorsy kinda gal.

The lake is a shed and a dream = I'm a dreamer who has worked hard enough to save up some money for the land and built a shed (2 actually) and an outhouse.

It's a shed = no TV, no radio, no cell service, closest movie theater open on my days at the lake is a 46 mile drive = peace and quite - which I enjoy.

I like to sketch, watercolor, and journal = I like to sketch, watercolor, and journal.

What's probably more obvious with this addendum, is that I don't like pigeonholes and the reason I didn't fill out 'my favs' is it seems like it closes more options than it opens. I'd rather people be open and share themselves with me, rather than change themselves into something they think I want them to be. Be yourselves people.

Though, since I have been kicked out for being a newbie I'll try fill in these favs for you nitpickers.

Fav Music... what's on the radio. I don't buy music; I skip between whatever the 10 strongest signals my car radio picks up.

Fav Book... It depends on my mood. Tech journal, spy thriller, travel guide, sappy love story, history, art, architecture, woodworking, newspapers, trashy magazines, kids books, anthologies, or whatever's on my brother's coffee table this week. I read voraciously, and on many, many topics.

Libraries are awesome places!

Let me know if you've read something recently that excites you - don't send me something just because I like it - I already know I like it, share something of yourself. I just revisited a Jane Austen novel that was delightful, and now I'm reading a local author's spy thriller - Vince Flynn - nice guy, lives just down the road, give it a try if you like.

Favorite Movies... again depends on my mood, but since I've seen only one movie in the past year, I don't think I'm a good one to ask here. I'm a nurse, I work evenings, nights, and weekends...movies don't fit into my work schedule.

Favorite TV... news, weather, not the reality crap, I support my local PBS station, I work weird hours so I'm up in the middle of the night and don't care for what's on...so if this were a least favorite column I'd say I despise infomercials and poker games.

Favorite Crafts...sketching and watercolour, but I said that before.

So, for those of you who were happy with the small amount of info...good on ya....for the rest that need it spelled out... this is as good as it will get...

Cheers, Ruth

Back to 1/22/12....Okay that said...I learned how to make book boxes a while back and set out to make a postcard atlas...I'd like to collect a map card from every state (countries too) so I can make a box for them and display them as a 'book'. I now have all 50 US States!!! Thank you to everyone who helped with this!!! Next step is to make the box. Yea! I trip to the art store for some davey board and browsing. :)

I would still love local map cards, subways, local hotspots, etc. I have some very cool local maps e.g., Florida Keys - guide to sunken treasure map, a map of the Alcan highway, and a map of a BC Valley hotspots, some metro/subway maps and love them! Maybe the next atlas will be for "public transit". I am also still working on my World atlas and a special thank you to international friends for all your wonderful cards, I know finding a map card is not the norm outside the US!

Cheers, Ruth

Ratings

KyraSmith rated for I ♥ Postcards! USA #2 on Aug 28, 2013
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takehimaway rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jul 19, 2013
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Comment: I love the quote and the card!
kriciapc rated for Quickly Postcard Swap #3 on Jul 18, 2013
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Comment: Hi there, hope the weather gets better there & everything is restored ! Its the raining season here too in Malaysia. It rains almost every afternoon !
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Comment: Hope you've recovered from the storm. That's a tough slog with no power in a hospital. Thanks for all the stamps! :) Emily
suepier rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jul 10, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great card and great quote. It is from my favorite book.
badandknowsit2 rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on Jul 9, 2013
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badandknowsit2 rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jul 9, 2013
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rsilvers rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #120 on Jul 5, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Hope you've got power back by now.
martingale rated for Quickly Postcard Swap #3 on Jul 3, 2013
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Comment: I hope the power came back on for you! Thank you for the PC with all of the lovely stamps.
Tone40ott rated for Quickly Postcard Swap #3 on Jul 2, 2013
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Comment: thank you so much for the great postcard of the Witch Tree in Minnesota. Love it. And I love the Johnny Cash stamps you put on it. Thanks
atlantian rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jun 30, 2013
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Comment: Awesome card, Paul Bunyun rocks! Thanks
AprilShowers rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jun 29, 2013
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Comment: Loved your quote! Thanks. Enjoy your summer.
Melissa150025 rated for Quickly Postcard Swap #3 on Jun 26, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the PC!
Camiliann rated for I ♥ Postcards! USA #2 on Jun 23, 2013
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Comment: thanks
sunshinegirl76 rated for I ♥ Postcards! USA #2 on Jun 14, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard - I actually love Toulouse-Lautrec art so this was spot on :)
clgentry06 rated for I ♥ Postcards! USA #2 on Jun 12, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the PC from Minnesota, i do not believe that i have one from there yet. But i have already added it to my list as soon as i got it from you :). And i think i would go crazy hearing the bell go off all the time!
michst74 rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jun 12, 2013
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Comment: Love the Treasure City postcard... I can imagine what a neat place that must be in the summer! Also love the summer quote from one of my all time favorite books... including the end of that quote... "most of all, summer was Dill." Thanks so much!
JJ9126 rated for I ♥ Postcards! USA #2 on Jun 11, 2013
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Comment: Hi Ruth Thanks for the postcard! I hope you enjoyed the movie! Happy Swapping!
jennifergordon rated for Summer Quote PC Swap on Jun 11, 2013
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Comment: Thank you!!!
Sleepy rated for I ♥ Postcards! USA #2 on Jun 11, 2013
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Comment: What a great card. I love these vintage illustrations.

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Comments

Aria on Sep 20, 2011:

Hi there, I hope you can join my vintage ad/poster reprints PC swap. :)

Here is the link:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/95887

:D

lchase on Jul 14, 2011:

Ruth thank you very much for the Minnesota map card!

jamiebee1 on Apr 14, 2011:

Ruth - thank you so much for the great Minnesota postcards and the wonderful note ... I loved the detailed descriptions of each of the cards! Hopefully your map cards should reach you soon if they haven't started to arrive already. Thanks again - I love them! :-)

susieq11 on Apr 9, 2011:

Err, that was SO much!

susieq11 on Apr 9, 2011:

THANK YOU do much for the MN postcards!! Beautiful! Hope you get mine soon,too!

scrappnswapr on Mar 29, 2011:

Just a little note to tell ya that Postcards - Water Themed ( USA Only ) is on its way!

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