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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: August 18, 2019

Country: United States
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hi

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 :)

Ratings

bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Vintage PC #4 on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: Fabulous grocery postcard! Yes, a vintage paper fair sounds dangerous for your pocket book! How neat, though!
earthnk rated for MZA: Blind envie swap #11- Tea on Aug 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the blind envie teas and the little stickers too! The wild Orange Tazo I have after my session at just float. I enjoy it plain and simple. The washi you used to tape the teas down is super cute. I’ll have to look for some of that.
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Comment: Aw, I love this swap. The postcards you sent are perfectly in line with what I love and I really appreciate that touch. And yes, weather for Outside Lands was great! But it blows my mind how SF can go from sunny and warm to foggy and chilly so fast! Anyways--thank you for your honesty with the challenge. I hope you had a nice vacation wherever you went, and I totally get how that can throw a wrench in your spokes. I wish you lots of luck if you decide to keep pursuing it. Thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the great stamps!
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Comment: Thanks for the vintage PC! Great pick:) and the stamps didn’t get cancelled!!
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Comment: Thank you for all the stickers and the extras! I had those popsicles once and my lovely children used them so I'm glad to have some of my own again!
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Comment: What a wonderful postcard (I LOVE old art deco buildings) and for the stamps...oh my!! Thank you!
caf1988 rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic envelopes!!
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Comment: Yes! Thank you for sending some happy mail my way, Rhonda! You did indeed bring cheer into the day, but not just a little. A lot!!! I love the Scout postage stamps most especially - I didn’t have the Boy Scout you sent me, nor the great lighthouse (Nat’l parks) on that’s a 4-part postage stamp. Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much!
Response: Oh good, it didn't go missing. That Boy Scout stamp is a beaut, right? Take care!
Froggy2974 rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the washi samples and postcards.
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Comment: Rhonda, thank you so much for the lovely stickers you sent! Really love them!! Thanks so much for reading my profile and choosing the stickers according to my likes. I really appreciate that a lot!
MamaMangrove rated for Artsy Fartsy #19 on Jul 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Romare Bearden collage card. I love his work, so the card was a delight to find in my mailbox. Great stamps too!
bluehairedmary rated for Artsy Fartsy #19 on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful card! Thanks for all the stickers too! I love that fern stamp!
Moominbrooke rated for What I Have Learned on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the distilled wisdom and the profile-related elements :0)
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Comment: Great choice, love the stamps. Thanks for the resend!
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Comment: Hello Rhonda -- thanks for the stamps! I dig those old "Voice of America" ones. enjoy your summer! Best, al
AZmom875 rated for JJJ: Scrap Monsters on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Adorable!!!!!
Hunbun rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Super cute notecards & thanks for the extra!
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Comment: As a matter of fact I just got back from 4 days at the beach! Thanks so much for all of the beach theme fun!

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Comments

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. ♥

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

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