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tjs1963

tjs1963
Date Joined: December 12, 2009
Last Online: October 7, 2013
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a search & rescue canine handler in north Alabama, USA. My canine partner is a beautiful German Shepherd Dog named Brandi. My husband is also a handler on the team along with his GSD, Rudy. I am also a software engineer.

I discovered Postcrossing some time back and have just discovered swap-bot, in a round about way, via the Postcrossing. I am particularly interested in homemade/handmade postcards.

Favorite Music

Oldies (60s-70s), Nanci Griffith, Johnny Cash, Del McCoury, Beatles, Mannheim Steamroller, Tom Petty, Classic Rock

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Anything by Nelson DeMille, Stephen King, Sharyn McCrumb, Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books (basis for HBO's True Blood), all of Nevada Barr's books, Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson series - werewolves/vampires/etc).

Favorite Movies

X-Files, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potters, Love Actually

Favorite Television

Sopranos, Big Love, Sex & The City, The 4400, Eureka, Fringe, Flash Forward, Lost, Survivor, Deadliest Catch, Survivorman, Mantracker and anything else on Discovery!

Favorite Crafts

That's a toughie. I don't have a lot time for crafting and I don't have a sewing machine. So, mostly I have done some beading/jewelry/Anglican rosaries. Cross-stitch and embroidery. I am really into digital photography. And I am intrigued by the Dotee dolls. I started Postcrossing some time back and love the postcard swapping. Looking to making some homemade postcards.

Random miscellany

I love all things dog-related (particularly German Shepherds). I have been a search & rescue volunteer now for just over 6 years, so anything SAR related is cool, but difficult to find in the "crafty" world :-) I don't have much time for reading, but I do listen to alot of audio books on my daily work commute. All the HPs, all Stephen King books, Nelson Demille. I subscribe to the weekly Lake Woebegone news from Prairie Home Companion. I am a big "This American Life" fan. Listen to the podcasts religiously! Also, "The Moth" podcast is a big fav!

I have been Postcrossing for several months and have just fallen in love with that. It is so exciting to go to the Post Office and pull out a new PC from a faraway place. Postcrossing has led me to Swap-Bot. I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs of swapping!

Likes:

Postcards
Photos
Beads
Buttons
Cross-stitch
Dogs-German Shepherds
Hello Kitty
Stick-back pins (like Lapel pins or lanyard pins)
Care Bears
Uglydolls
Teddy Bears
Carabiners/key chains
stationery/pens
Fridge Magnets

My Bucket List So Far

My Bucket List (so far):
Go to Alaska (probably in 2011)
Take pictures of Grizzlies in the wild
Take pictures of wolves in the wild
Visit China
Take pictures of wild horses out west
See the Aurora Borealis in person

Ratings

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Comment: received! :) thanks a lot for the card and i'm wishing you merry christmas too! :)
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krista311 rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 11, 2010
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Comment: Merry Christmas!!!
Nikoakd rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 9, 2010
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Comment: Thanks, merry Christmas!!
scarlett1110 rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 9, 2010
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Comment: Cute puppy card. Merry Christmas!
bauerdesigns rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 8, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the card Terri! Merry Christmas!!
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Comment: thanks for the cute cat card:)
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable card! Merry Christmas
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Comment: Thank You!
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Comment: Thanks for the pc! I think it's so cool that you are a search and rescue canine handler!!!!
phoerauf rated for Historical Places PC Swap on Nov 22, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You are welcome!
PreciousPunk rated for Twilight Postcard Swap on Nov 20, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the pc and for joining my swap!
Response: You're welcome!
aisbaby rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Nov 11, 2010
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Comment: Super way delayed rating! But thank you for the great card :D My mailbox is happy :D
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Your postcard of the tiger was a hit at our home! My daughters enjoy wild animals, so this was a real treat for them! Thank you!!
Response: You're so welcome! Glad they liked it.
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Comment: Thanks for the cool Alabama PC. I did NOT know many of the facts on the front!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the card! Looking at the front quickly I thought it was one of those darn political mailings! Good thing I paid more attention!! Thanks
Response: Ha! Me too! Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for the battleship postacrd from Alabama & for the facts about your state. Take care & have a great Autumn ;)
Response: Thank you! Glad you like it.
meornh rated for 101010 Postcard Swap on Oct 30, 2010
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lindall rated for National Parks postcard - US Only on Oct 26, 2010
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Comment: you're right, i've been there and it IS a beautiful place. Lake Crescent is my partner's favorite place - i was lucky to get the card out of her hand!
Response: How lucky you two are! What a fantastic place to live. We are hoping to get back there again - soon!

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Comments

craftgasm on Oct 12, 2010:

I'm hosting a city view postcard exchange (mostly for my fiance, who loves those aerial images of cities and towns). Come see if you're interested in joining! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/74830

imburton on Jun 10, 2010:

No no no I LOVED the Jack Daniels post card. I just mean eeek to drinking it ;) Thanks so much I liked the uniqueness.

_kelly @ imburton

CrayonMom on Feb 4, 2010:

ladydy5 on Jan 1, 2010:

Very nice to read your profile. I think what you do is wonderful in your rescue work.Also, I too do postcrossing and love it. Happy New Year.

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