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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: June 25, 2019

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 Crying Time.

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.

Being a word nerd makes it easy for me to love poetry: in a good poem, every word is essential and leads to a perfect moment of "aha." Langston Hughes, Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Wendell Berry have all given me those moments for which I'm grateful.

Book last finished: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles ::: Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce + Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr

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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 brought into my life by Swap-bot. These new creative outlets bring a little nervousness with them - ME? I'm sending swaps of this sort out into the world? - because I'm far from naturally crafty but ... there's real satisfaction from trying something new and 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 :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I think Spring is my favorite season as everyone is awakening.
bluehairedmary rated for Black and White #18 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: I like Escher! Thanks! I also LOVE the Malcolm X stamp you used! Thanks!
dvmac rated for What Inspires You? Zine on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Lucky me, to get you for another swap! Love the zine,;love the envelope; love the stamps. Thanks!
dvmac rated for Black and White #18 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: I love the blues, Rhonda. For my 13th birthday, my dad got me a Resonator. Sadly, I have no idea what happened to it. :-(
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful stamps. I love the little Mr. ZIP which is hard to find. I will be saving the Mayo stamp as I collect all medical. Hugs,Mona
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! Thank you so much for the summery stamps, I love them, especially the beach with the umbrella on it! I hadn’t seen those before. Also those little stickers of Bay area landmarks are awesome! ☺️❣️📮
MarieS rated for ☆ TEA TIME #5 ☆ on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the teas!
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Comment: I loved the postcards, thank you. I am a Georgia O'Keefe fan.
grannysimpson rated for 2 Blank Note Cards! on Jun 19, 2019
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AmookIslandCreations rated for What Inspires You? Zine on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for this wonderful zine! I love nature, libraries and murals too! Thanks too for the homemade envie with the great stamps and fox washi! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Cobweb rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 19, 2019
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Mark63 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -MAY on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of bookmarks that arrived today. :-)
penelopesamuel rated for What Inspires You? Zine on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Rhonda, I love your zine! I especially love the dog page and the library page :) I love my local library, and I could spend hours there just browsing the shelves! Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring zine! Happy Swapping.
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Comment: WHEEEE! thanks for the fun stamps! I think the berries are cheerful too!
piitzi rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - MAY on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you 🥰
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Comment: Thank you, have a great summer.
Fabriqueen rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -APRIL on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome bookmarks and all the extras! Such a wonderful package of goodies! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: I love baby animals too!!!! Thanks!
Lemonfox rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #4 INTL on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet stickers!

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Comments

VivaLaDiane on Feb 25, 2019:

I was reading profiles of participants in my swaps that I haven't had the pleasure of knowing yet and I must say that yours is refreshing. Thanks for the smile on a cold Monday here. I am thrilled to have you in my swap. ♥

MNJoviGirl on Jan 6, 2019:

(Waves) Happy Belated New Year from Minnesota!

Jodie

jannieb on Oct 29, 2018:

Thank you for joining my swap & for taking the time to send a sweet & thoughtful Halloween swap to Grayson. He really did smile from ear to ear. Take care & Happy Halloween!

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

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. :)

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