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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: November 18, 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: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah ::: Currently reading: The Keep by Jennifer Egan

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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

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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I love the wallpaper on the front. I'm rating on the resend but what's funny is the resend PC is answering the wrong prompt question! Lol! I think Lincoln would make a fascinating dinner companion too.
ericabella rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! I love Georgia O'Keeffe, I had to wait to rate you because our neighbors had your postcard and didn't bother to bring it over right away. My apologies! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for the teas :) Happy Swapping!
HannahF rated for 2018 Tea Christmas Advent #3 on Nov 14, 2018
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Comment: Hehe, thank you again! I'm looking forward to trying these teas.
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Comment: Hi Rhonda! Thank you for being such a wonderful partner for this swap. I really looked forward to your letters each week. I do intend to write back; I've just been so busy with other things. You really made this a fun swap for me!
Response: This was a great swap to participate in. Thanks for your kind words. I look forward to hearing from you via letter.
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful post card showing Charleston. Loved the architecture
Yakins rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: I Loved everything I received, Thank you
Sash90 rated for Postcard Roulette - Round 2!!! on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: Check your inbox please :)
HannahF rated for 2018 Tea Christmas Advent #2 on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: Very pretty... I'm looking forward to seeing what you picked. :) Also, thank you for those shark stamps!
Zefaniya rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Card Swap!! on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: My first Christmas card of the season, thanks :D
sherylk3 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS - OCTOBER on Nov 6, 2018
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laterdayze rated for Hometown postcard on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! :)
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judee0624 rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card.
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Comment: I love this Frida themed PC so much, thank you! Now I'm adding Mexico City and the Blue House to my travel list. Sounds incredible. :):):)
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 1, 2018
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Comment: Love the handmade envie & cool stamps, but you really wowed me with the 3 great PCs you chose, especially the one I call β€œspaghetti western.” Thanks so much for making my day!
groundhogstamper rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #10 on Oct 28, 2018
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Comment: What a fun envie of goodies! Thank you so much for everything you sent my way.
krspellman rated for 2018 Tea Christmas Advent #1 on Oct 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, such cute little packages. I look forward to exploring the teas during Advent πŸŽ„β€οΈ
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Comment: Dear Rhonda, thank you for your gorgeous mail. The picture is adorable and I love the little story you've written about the loooong process that it was taken :D Such fun! Thanks a lot! <3
aladyde rated for NYUP 4 pcs in an envie #12 on Oct 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great choice of cards, the extra one and for using pretty stamps. Sorry for the late rating, I was in hospital.Danke!

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Comments

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!

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:

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