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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: May 24, 2017

Country: United States
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I'm Rhonda! I live in Oakland, California with my partner. I teach elementary school. Born in the mid 60's, I joined the 50+ club a little over a year ago. Being on Swap-bot here with you makes me happy! I'm ready for some innocent fun!

My interests are varied. I like cooking, hiking, reading, cities (London has a special place in my heart), trees, dogs, and llamas. I've always been interested in politics and remain optimistic that democracy has a chance of working for the benefit of all.

Living in Oakland, I take advantage of being just a bridge away from the museums in San Francisco. I visit art museums frequently and like having the time to take in beauty and strangeness. I tend to enjoy more contemporary works than classic, but that's not a hard and fast.

I like cute stuff...slightly gothic stuff (think Edward Gorey)... I'm into Adventure Time and Bob's Burgers and Regular Show (cartoon watcher for life!)... I'm a sucker for animals of all kinds. I've loved dogs my whole life.

Colors that speak to me are candy brights of ALL shades; all pinks, from baby soft pastels to loud fuchsias -- Wait. Who am I kidding? I can't list all the colors I like! More is better, that much I can say!

When I was growing up, I'd spend all my money on records and concert tickets. I'm a rocknroll girl. These days, I listen to powerpop from the 70s-90s, roots rock and Americana, and singer/songwriter stuff. I love seeing local acts, like Chuck Prophet, Bart Davenport, and Warm Soda.

I was very lucky to see Prince in March of 2016 as part of his "Piano & A Microphone" series. Prince's music added so much excitement to my life, being a teenager in the '80s. It's so sad that his life ended so early. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson.

I was a literature major and the books I like most have interesting language, as well as an engaging story. I am a word nerd, for sure! I love that a Richard Ford novel is guaranteed to have words new to me on nearly every page. Junot Diaz and Philip Roth are also favorite authors of mine; their sentence and story constructions make me swoon.

Poetry is my refuge when I am stressed, sad or weary. Walt Whitman is very moving. I've turned to him many many times over the past few decades. Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Langston Hughes, and Wendell Berry are also longtime faves.

Book last finished: Arcadia by Lauren Groff ::: Currently reading: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

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Postcrossing is what lead me to Swap-bot. Hooray! I started collecting postcards during college and would spend a lot of time arranging them just-so, putting them up on my bedroom walls. It's fun returning to a hobby I began as a much younger me.

FAVORITE POSTCARD IMAGES include:

dogs! - paintings - silly/weird/absurd stuff - animals - black&whitephotography

FUN STUFF to make my MAIL HAPPY= washi tape::tea bags::blank postcards:: stickers::surprises

Send to someone else: jasmine or chai tea & touristy postcards. Thank you :)

Ratings

user6937 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt, Your Ideas #3 on May 24, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, they're all great! Love the croc :)
EllieBeth8 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #3 on May 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! I love the doggie stickers too!! Have a nice day! Shelley
paperlover rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Vanity Fair 1927 PC. Your book sounds really interesting.
Beat rated for The Penpal Project on May 9, 2017
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Comment: I look forward to write back
Miamorswife rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 9, 2017
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Comment: Sounds like a good books. Thanks for joining my swap!
Larina rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 8, 2017
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Comment: I hope the book gets better for you. Thanks for the postcard.
VerreShana rated for B&W PCs week 17 on May 8, 2017
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Comment: I love your card and stamps. Om not a fan of Elvis Presley, but i adore the stamp.
manders2280 rated for B&W PCs week 18 on May 5, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the postcard. That work by Andy Warhol is one I've not seen before.
MindfulOne rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 4, 2017
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Comment: Hi neighbor! :) Thanks for the book description. I'll be spending a couple weeks away from home and need some books to read, so I'll try this one. Thanks for adding bling to the card too. :)
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Comment: Thanks much for the Frida postcards! Love it! xo
Amcdole rated for May Tea Swap on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much
simcoe54 rated for CHWH: 3 Blind Postcards - Animals on Apr 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all the great animal postcards that are perfect for my collection.
Response: Happy to hear!
CINDYAC rated for April Tea Swap on Apr 26, 2017
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Comment: love them....can't wait to try them all. 😅
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Comment: Hope you had a wonderful Spring Break..Your class sounds like it really keeps you on your toes.And hope your week-end was even better. Love the note card and the surprise stamps inside. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
buananoche rated for Unicorns: SOC Ltr. - Jan. 2017 on Apr 25, 2017
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dawnakaulen rated for B&W PCs week 16 on Apr 23, 2017
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Comment: Great concept PC, thank you!
Vickimac rated for WOW: Send some blue on Apr 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome blue washi and the postcards!!!
chabbywabbit rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #206 on Apr 20, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the resend! the stamps are beautiful...
Stargazer008 rated for NYUP: Celebrate Women on Apr 20, 2017
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Comment: This is not an awesome postcard.this is a smashing cool one. In total: BIG THANK YOU to you Ronda!!!! Oh what a fun to dress up like Rosie Riveter. I like the idea to step into her footsteps. By the way i really like the stamp collection. And now have a fabulous evening. :)
Response: Thanks for your cheery rating! Best to you!
Merrykerry rated for B&W PCs week 14 on Apr 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card Rhonda. Loved all the stamps!

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Comments

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:


Happy Autumn! ♥

hamsterfarm on Jul 16, 2016:

Have a great day!

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hamsterfarm on Jul 10, 2016:

Thanks for joining Earring Destash<3

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Jjean on Mar 1, 2016:

Thank you so much for the great Postcards.....It was so very nice of you to share & I didn't have any art cards....Wonderful envie......:)

veronicallama on Jan 14, 2016:

Coatimundis are too cute!

yukapinku on Dec 23, 2015:

hi! I'm from the swap "Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment" My english is bad. I read your profile and I think that you are a really cool person and I feel that my profile is poor XD (I have to fix it) I'm from Chile and is a very good feeling know that there is a lot of tea fans in the world. Have a nice day and Merry X'mas :D

Fabriqueen on Dec 22, 2015:

Hi Rhonda, I'm one of your partners in the Read My Profile and Leave a Comment Swap. I would love to visit Oakland and San Francisco one day. I love all the pictures I ever see of the area. I have to admit though my first thought when I hear of Oakland is, sitting and watching the All Star game when the earthquake hit several years ago. I can't imagine what it was like to be there. It was tragic enough just watching it take place. I also love collecting postcards. My mother and I collected when I was much younger. We had hundreds. About 5-6 years after she passed away we had a house fire and I lost all of those. After joining here and starting to swap I realized I was again doing something I enjoyed with my Mom. I hope you have a very merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

mitsugi on Dec 22, 2015:

Thank you for the comment! (Sorry, I don't super know how swap-bot works so I hope this is okay. Haha.) Yup, definitely fun!! :) What a cute snail!! I look forward to your postcard! <3

veronicallama on Dec 22, 2015:

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