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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: August 5, 2020

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!

IF you'd like some notecard envelopes (JUST envelopes, no notecards), please message me and I'll send 12 or 15 your way. A friend shared an estate sale find with me, but now I have way too many! US swappers only, due to postage.

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: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce ::: Currently reading: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki + Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr + The Dispossessed by Ursula K LeGuin

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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 :)

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Comment: Thank you so much for the book postcard! I feel like I can almost remember that book with the girl with messy hair in a bathrobe, but not quite enough to know the title!
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Comment: Thank you for such a great variety of stamps and such a generous amount. And a nice touch using older postage stamps on the envie too. A fun swap to receive!
Writercat rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #30 on Jul 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the vintage bookshelf postcard. So pretty. That must be great to have that quilt show. Too bad so many things like that have been canceled this year. Take care, Cathy/Writercat
colleenbUSA rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #17 on Jul 28, 2020
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Comment: Yes, we're truly blessed by our animal companions!
lovesreward rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #17 on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitten card and I love the vintage postage stamps you used too - I have never seen those before, so neat! Yes, we are very lucky to have our fur-babies during this trying time especially, even when they are naughty and tick us off we still love them. I hope you and your family are well. Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the card and all the special goodies inside. I especially love the bookmark and postcards! <3
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Comment: Thank you! I miss browsing too!
susieq11 rated for AN: 5 for Fun - Animal #2 (global) on Jul 17, 2020
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Comment: Oh wow!!! Thank you for this amazing swap! I just love everything!!! You spoiled me! The stickers are SO cute and the postcards!! Schulz Museum!!! Poodle! Notecard and stamps - all totally profile related. THANK YOU!!!!!! (Love your little stamp too - I have a Snoopy one that says the same thing! Thanks to my husband for translating....I’d never know otherwise ha ha!!) PS - it just means β€œseen” like a teacher might stamp on a paper! : )
Response: You'll have to add to your comment above, if possible, to let me know what the ink stamp says. I just bought it because of the cute animals.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and stamps! I choose books at the library like that, too -- whatever jumps out at me.
jillybeanie rated for When the quarantine is over on Jul 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love your user name and my 4 little princesses do too b/c they have always liked the books about the Mama Llama!
mandigutterrose rated for NYUP: 4 PC's of People on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all of the PC's, the Indonesian one is beautiful.
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Comment: Hi Rhonda!! Thanks for the great notecards... love them! Now I can put them in my new organized card storage... whew :) hope you're having a great week so far.
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Comment: Great postcard! Thanks!
atomita2 rated for 10 Year Celebration! on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Have a nice day!
creativeseconds rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you :)
bpl76 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you !!
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Comment: Hi Rhonda & thank you for the 3 L.P. for the swap & the extra. I don't have any of these, except do have Seattle. Which is fine & I can trade it.
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Comment: I wish we had three different library systems! I do check out a LOT of books though, thankfully they'll pull requests from libraries that are hours away.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards and great additions to my collection. Thank you also for the UK Bath multi-view card.

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Comments

baseri on Nov 30, 2019:

Rhonda, Thank you for the pretty postcard! It made my day! Will pop a note in the mail to you this week. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Dale Baseri

orneryswife on Aug 2, 2019:

I received your postcard and happy mail today! How fun! Thank you.

orneryswife on Jul 30, 2019:

Thank you for the letter for the summer penpal swap. I will write back soon!

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Came here randomly and just wanted you to know that you have a really cool profile :)

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. β™₯

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

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