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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: June 26, 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

patricia8288 rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: beautiful swap. thank you very much
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Comment: Wow...what a nice surprise! I had forgotten about this swap! You are such a lucky girl to have visited Frida and Diego's home! I hope to visit there next year. Thanks so much for the great postcards!
ladydy5 rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: Sure do and thank you!
KatlynAva rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
Wildchild rated for ~Swap me 3 Freebie Bookmarks~ on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: They came on a perfect day thank you!
Christine6035 rated for Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: So we have some things in common - cool! Thanks for the package - haven't opened it yet, will write when I do. Love the ephemera!!!
zilliah rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: The book sounds interesting - I like art, so I'll have to check it out! I liked the butterfly theme on your postcard too.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the bookmarks! I'm so happy you found Nala. She will add so much to your life. Hugs, Diane
btbeth rated for Handmade Coloring Book Postcard on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: What a cute postcard! Thank you. I hope you had a great time at the parade - I have always wanted to attend a Boston teams parade - Bruins first, tho. I love hockey.. I hope you will have years of fun with your new fur baby, Nala.
mandigutterrose rated for B&W PCs week 23 on Jun 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your thank you. Can you believe, we had a volunteer orientation for 22 new volunteers scheduled today, and NO ONE showed up?! Our volunteer coordinator was just heartbroken. I'm so glad the bunnies don't know of our human problems.
kssunlover1947 rated for OFAP: Coloring PC Swap #4 on Jun 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note.
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Postalette or Fold n Seal # 6 on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! It was great to visit with you again and thanks so much for the coloring pc! We do have a Half-Price Books store near us, so will be making a visit! I agree when the designs are too busy, it is not much fun for me, so I think the pc you sent will work great!! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
EllieBeth8 rated for I DONT WANT THESE POSTCARDS #12 on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards! Have a nice day! Shelley
discorpion rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for an interesting description of your book!
fruitypebbles rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Katiekay rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I loved all the stickers and washi too
Tricia22 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #49 on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the cat pc, any boxes that's comes into the house my cat Ally will stand next to the box until its open so she can go in it, LOL, Happy Summer!!!
LegacyHardware rated for FREE/AD #21 a FAVORITE on Jun 8, 2017
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Comment: Hi Rhonda, certainly agree with your sentiments. Love the card and stamps, thanks!
brooklynbunch rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on Jun 8, 2017
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Comment: Cool card--thanks! Just moved this year, so I should be able to see air show from my balcony. In the past we have had international visitors stay with us. Fun! Susan (brooklynbunch)
petercure rated for I DONT WANT THESE POSTCARDS #12 on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection(*^_^*)(≧▽≦)

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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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