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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: October 21, 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 joined the 50+ club a little over a year ago. 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: Arcadia by Lauren Groff ::: Currently reading: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

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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, especially different types of green tea::blank postcards:: stickers::surprises !!!

Send to someone else: jasmine or chai tea & touristy postcards. Thank you :)

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Comment: I LOVELOVELOVE the stamps you used on the envie and the PCs and Halloween goodness inside. Thank you so much 🎃💌
wittmert rated for B&W PCs week 42 on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: Love the Escher PC!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the "happy mail" Fern stamps - how cute, haven't seen them yet! 🍂 Happy Fall 🍂
Response: Glad you liked the happy mail! The fern stamps aren't available anymore from USPS, but I love them, so I found some on Amazon.
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Comment: What a fun envie! Love the little cat paperclip. Totally going in my book! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you! Especially for the ruler from London. I collect six-inch rulers and really any kind of rulers, but I started with six-inch ones. So now I have another to add to my collection from a city I really enjoy!
Response: That's great to hear! I was cleaning out boxes I'd stored in my garage and came across souvenirs from my last trip to London. Glad to move it along to someone who appreciates it:)
Fabriqueen rated for B&W PCs week 39 on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm a daylight savings time girl myself. I wish they would just leave it like it is right now. Hugs, Diane
btbeth rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail OCT, 2017: USA on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome happy mail!
skinny52 rated for NYUP: Food #1 on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Nice ramen card, thanks for selecting the shrimp for me...I got a giggle out of that! I'm afraid that my only experience with ramen is the type that you buy in the grocery store :(
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Comment: Wow, I just love those art stickers! Thank you for the wonderful postcards! Thank you for a bright and happy swap!
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Comment: Hi Rhonda, Thanks so much for your letter, the tea and the postcard! I am looking forward to writing you back (probably not before after the weekend since I'll in NYC). <3
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Comment: Thank you! Esp love the notecards!
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Comment: thank you. =)
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Comment: Hey Rhonda! Thanks so much for the VERY COOL postcards! That envie...WOW!! Thanks agin! Oh and PS...tickets to Hamilton...almost impossible! Would be a dream come true! :-)
Response: If Daveed had been in the SF production, I might have stretched to go. But... next time it comes through, I'm sure it will have plenty of talent at a easier price tag. Take care!
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! What a fun bunch of goodies ;+) I love all the stickers (I use them on mail art), the letterpress notecard and am C R A Z Y for the Alcatraz PC! I really appreciate you taking tie to look at my profile and send things you knew I would love!
jendoggie rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #37 DOG(edit) on Sep 27, 2017
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Comment: I have never heard of an Africanis either. Thank you for the great postcard.
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 37 on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the Haring! Sorry the exhibit wasn't the best.
pintis rated for MISHAP pc SEPTEMBER on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Always nice to see a Keith Haring PC even if it is a little beat up! Thanks.
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Comment: Thanks for the swap, I loved the stickers of puppies that you also sent.
Suncloud rated for Newbie Friendly Postcards - Int'l on Sep 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard, envelope and stamps. The time and effort you put into creating it shows. Your swap made my day.
wittmert rated for B&W PCs week 35 on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Ansel Adams postcard.

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Comments

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

Fabriqueen on Dec 22, 2015:

Hi Rhonda, I'm one of your partners in the Read My Profile and Leave a Comment Swap. I would love to visit Oakland and San Francisco one day. I love all the pictures I ever see of the area. I have to admit though my first thought when I hear of Oakland is, sitting and watching the All Star game when the earthquake hit several years ago. I can't imagine what it was like to be there. It was tragic enough just watching it take place. I also love collecting postcards. My mother and I collected when I was much younger. We had hundreds. About 5-6 years after she passed away we had a house fire and I lost all of those. After joining here and starting to swap I realized I was again doing something I enjoyed with my Mom. I hope you have a very merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

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