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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: September 22, 2018

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've been a member of the 50+ club for a couple of years now. 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 have seen Prince twice - once in 2011, and then again, just 3 months before he passed. Prince's music added so much excitement to my life, being a teenager in the '80s. I still find it so sad that his life ended as it did, far too soon. 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: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ::: Currently reading: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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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.

Junk journals, zines, and pocket letters are all part of the paper-based fun that Swapbot has brought into my life and I'm so grateful for these creative outlets, even if I do get nervous sending swaps of this sort out into the world. I'm far from naturally crafty but ... there's real satisfaction from trying something new and then building confidence from there.

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 :)

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Comment: thank you. the polaroid is really pretty!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the teas Rhonda! The stamps are beautiful too - I especially like the fawn stamp you used on the envelope. So pretty! Have a great day!
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Comment: waow, I wish I could give more than one heart, such a wonderful card! I'm familiar with Mapplethorpe's photography, I like it a lot, although I've never been exposed to it in an exhibition, that must have been intense! And also the stamps, the are so gorgeous. This is a perfect swap
Mark63 rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP - AUGUST on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I'm not that interested in military history either, but I do like this PC, & the humour. :-)
katmandu rated for Dog PC on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: I love the look of whippets, and greyhounds, but we've never had one. Most of our dogs were mutts or looked like German Shepherds! Nala sounds like she is a cool dog, and well loved! Thank you!
romyisa78 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #9 on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: thank you
Poohtat rated for CS: Doggie Deco on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: Cute pups! One of them looks like a tall Beagle! Thank you!
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hamsterfarm rated for Instax Photo - Animals <3 on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: I love the creativity in your photo!! Thanks for the great shot :D
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Comment: Thanks!
Sagebrushs rated for Unused US Postage Stamps on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Your simple pleasures are a lot like mine... Thanks for sharing!
marles rated for Postcards With a Prompt #8 - US only on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!! I'd love to see Amsterdam some day.
dreamlady66 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS - AUGUST on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Dear Rhonda, hi there...today, I received your very outstanding swap, many thanks incl. neat stamps, yeah! It's one of my best-ones ❤ happy swapping & reading :)
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting PC and hope you make it to Tokyo:-)
Whovian487 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #8 on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: I liked your Groucho Marx quote and thanks for the great assortment of goodies. 😀
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs JULY on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the ladies! Love the cigarette holder!!! A lady must use one if she smokes!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Lighthouse card! I'm amazed it got here. The paper is peeled and all that remains in the address area is: Diane, 125, Houston, Tx 77070. No street showing or last name, it don't even have all the numbers. Maybe hubby was right when he said "Everybody" at the postoffice knows me. LOL! Thanks again. Hugs, Diane
Response: So crazy! Glad it made it to you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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Comments

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 10, 2018:

CS: Doggie Deco :) Thank you for joining!!

Bhindblueeyes on Aug 31, 2018:

THANK YOU
Thank you for joining Canine Shrine! My Radin and I are pawsitively thrilled to have you! :)

Barks and woofs,
Radin & Amy

hamsterfarm on Jun 3, 2018:

instax

Thanks for joining instax photo - bright colors <3

hamsterfarm on May 23, 2018:

Thank you for joining instax - spring <3

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KSENiA on Apr 22, 2018:

I got my Alice postcard back. Thank you :D

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!!

Babsmomof5 on Jul 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard you sent as a bonus for the July PC roulette. Oh how I wish we had your temperatures! We've been hovering around the 100 degree mark here though yesterday a cold front moved through and we've been enjoying much cooler temps in the high eighties. I keep reminding myself we've on,y got about 5 more weeks of the unbearably hot stuff before it begins to start cooling down by inches each day!

lawchick on Jul 2, 2017:

Hi Rhonda! Just wanted to send a quick thank you for your postalette response. It was sweet to find it in my mailbox. :)

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:


Happy Autumn! ♥

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