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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: April 22, 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: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin ::: Currently reading: Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

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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: Rhonda! I loved all the stamps, especially the Prairie Nebraska one, I hadn’t seen that before! Hope you have a great day, thank you so much! Micaela πŸ₯°
Response: So glad you liked them, Micaela. Planning to join in the letter writing at Cafe Reveille next Sunday - it's on my calendar!
dawnielynn rated for Creatures Great and Small #13 on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Rhonda, lemurs are pretty cute :)
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Comment: I agree with you 100% when its cool you can always add layers, if it gets to warm you can only take so many off! Such an adorable notecard! Thank you for the washi, I am addicted. 😁
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Comment: Thank you for the cat note card, love it, I too like when it's between 70-75
PrettyAlice rated for Profile Based PC Swap #1 on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: I love this botanical postcard! Thanks so much!
bluehairedmary rated for Creatures Great and Small #13 on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: What a wonderful postcard, front and back! A friend of mine just got back from a week in Japan! That would be a dream trip! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of Lantern Cards! I don't own any of these! Yay! I loved the envie you sent them in! Lighthouses are a favorite of mine!
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Comment: Rhonda, thank you for the great postcards. I am saving all of the to my collection. Shirley
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Comment: LOVE the stamps Rhonda! πŸ’•Thank you! I especially love the fern and Eleanor Roosevelt as well. Hope you are doing well and I'm so glad you are enjoying the swap! Cheers!
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Comment: Thank you for the great card
Hyshu rated for Lady Pen Pals Over Fifty on Apr 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter. I want to write back to you as time permits me to.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea! I love me some chocolate tea <3
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Comment: Thanks for the fun variety of stamps, and your reason for liking them.
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Comment: Thank you so much!
mejulia rated for Lady Pen Pals Over Fifty on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: Enjoyed your visit.
Catida rated for New years resolution progress report on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: I got your card today, at last. I know you've sent it in time, but the address was written wrong, and so the card has been traveling around the world. There's a stamp on front that says "TO UGANDA", and on the back another one with the text "Kampala Sorting Office, Uganda", plus a sticker that says the address has been solved by finnish postal service. Must say it's the most interesting card I've got so far :D Anyway, it's here now, and your new habits sound great! I hope you're still continuing on the same path :) PS. I'm having a break from Facebook too, since the beginning of last December. It sure gives more time for other things!
Response: Forgive my error, please, although it did add a bit of entertainment to the whole endeavor, it seems ;) And... I'm staying strong and ignoring FB. Good for us!
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Comment: Thanks for truly wonderful pc's that fit my interests perfectly!
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Comment: Beautiful cards, thank you!
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Comment: thank you so much for the teas, it smelled so good β™‘
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 88! on Mar 25, 2019
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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:

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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!

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