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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: June 19, 2018

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 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.

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: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ::: Currently reading: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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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 that Swapbot has brought into my life and I'm so grateful for these creative outlets, even if I do get nervous sending swaps of this sort out into the world. I'm far from naturally crafty but ... there's real satisfaction from trying something new and then 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

Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #63 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard with the lovely mural! Beautitul stamps, too!
fairyduster53 rated for MJS: Random Goodies Swap on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Love it!
nannydino rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #63 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Hi Rhonda thank you for the cacti PC and the variety of postage stamps. Esp. like the cactus stickers you used :) I'll join you with the happy dance just because the sunshine is coming back this weekend on the Island and it wont be cloudy/rainy/windy for awhile...and I'm heading to the beach :) Take good care peace love light
ahren rated for Someone Famous on a Postcard #2 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Hey Rhonda, thank you for a lovely card. I'm not crazy about Marilyn but I "get it" enough to like her. Thanks
MelbourneGirl rated for B&W PCs MAY on Jun 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the very cool card <3 We love it!
daydreamer47 rated for Instax photo - spring <3 on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Fabulous photos! Thank you for the awesome extras too
LisaWithAKiss rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.4 on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the different teas you send me! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Love the notecard you used Reply Will be sent this week.
mdrogge rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.3 on May 28, 2018
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Comment: Thanks :)
Tracykason rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS - MAY on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Absolutely loved the bookmark selection. As an aside - and this has never happened to me in a lifetime of mail - I caught the hair-on-end shivers while examining the package. Not sure what to make of it - thanks:-) lol
Response: Shivers of delight?! Glad you liked the bookmarks. Take care!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #101 on May 23, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card and the bee stickers, AND the awesome stamps! (Squirrel!) Will def check out The Notorious RBG. :)
thegrantgirl rated for 5 Sticker Sheet Swap #3 USA on May 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my goodies!
carlzie rated for Newbie Love #1 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Rhonda, I agree - it was very hard to write about what I loved about myself too... and I enjoyed reading your letter while I sipped on the tea...thank you so very much!
xninolax rated for NYUP: Colorful on May 11, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely love the colorful postcard with the Lady Rainacorn. I confess I have never heard of this before and will surely look it up. Looks like fun! Cute colourful decorations on the back as well (including the stamp ;)) Much appreciated! Thanks <3
kittyhahahotbot rated for Why do you leave hearts? on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
toni rated for Notecard w/flat surprise 2018 #1 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: very nice! thanks!
tmarlo rated for Coins, Coins, Coins #2 on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much It for my collection >> <3
fairladybuff rated for Simple and Quick Tea Swap on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the great flavors! What a nice swap!
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Comment: Thanks a lot!
matt319 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 31 on Apr 19, 2018
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Comments

hamsterfarm on Jun 3, 2018:

instax

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!

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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