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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: December 15, 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'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 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: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain ::: Currently reading: Coming to My Senses: The Making of A Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters

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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

Babsmomof5 rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: What a sweet card! Rhank you so much for sharing this with me!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card- I love dogs and Santa so it’s a perfect combination! The stickers are great and I can’t wait to use them! Merry Christmas!!!
Mountainbythesea rated for Hanukkah Card Swap on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful card!! I love the message of Hanukkah and I agree that there is so much light needed in the world right now, and spreading that light is so important!
JingleKeys rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: I ♥ the kitties and puppies, thank you!
poeticpaper rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Due date was the 5th and it was mailed on the 7th. I received it a couple days after I should have opened your teas. But I appreciated your message to let me know you were sending late. When received, I thought your clever use of washi tape and overall presentation was so thoughtful. Worth the wait. Also, my favorite tea from this swap so far came in your package: Russian Caravan. I loved it so much I've already ordered some off of Amazon. Love that I was able to find a new favourite tea through this swap. Heart for you for that!!
Response: I appreciate your forgiveness. I did, as you mention above, message you to let you know a migraine had me down and out for 2 days. I hope you enjoy good health this season and beyond.
ayates rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Merry Christmas!
kayebubbly rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Ty for the card! Happy holidays !! 🎄☃️
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Comment: Thank you for the card and extras, Merry Christmas!
spicemom rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Hi Rhonda Thank you for the pretty card and sticker sheet spicemom
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Comment: I like the card--happy holidays! Susan (brooklynbunch)
lovesmail rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card! Merry Christmas!!!
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Comment: Dear Rhonda, Thank you so much for the mail! I am excited to try out the tea and the paper flakes are adorable <3 The washi are great too! Happy Holidays :-) --Jess
coolbaker5 rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 11, 2017
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Comment: Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Ho ho ho hello, Thank you for the wonderful animals and santa sleigh card. I love animals involved in Christmas cards. There was even a little mouse. Eek! Love it❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Merry Christmas
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Comment: Happy Holidays and thank you.
kathiann rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Merry Christmas!
quirkyish rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the very cute card and stickers! Happy holidays!
InFlorida rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: Lovely card & extras! Merry Christmas!

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Comments

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! ♥

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

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