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veronicallama

veronicallama
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: August 19, 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::blank postcards:: stickers::surprises

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

Ratings

Chaosfay rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Those are some awesome stamps. I'll check out the book; memoirs aren't really my thing but lately I've been reading a few. This books sounds very interesting!
Kdguard rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Wow, a scaly critter AND a snake charmer. Love it! I've seen those painted storks in India too. They always reminded me of hunched-over old men wearing turbans :) Thanks for another great swap. PS: Love the stamps too!
Londoneve rated for B&W PCs week 32 on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Love the Ansel Adams print!! Thanks!
Tattoolove90 rated for Mini Floral Pocket Letter on Aug 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PL :)
JaneInSD rated for Currently reading PC swap #4 on Aug 9, 2017
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Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for the cool card. I've never heard of your book, but I'm always looking for new books and authors. :-)
Tricia22 rated for B&W PCs week 30 on Aug 8, 2017
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Babsmomof5 rated for B&W PCs week 31 on Aug 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely news you shared on the postcard. I loved the postcard, but loved hearing about you and your family even more!
LegacyHardware rated for B&W PCs week 29 on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Rhonda - Mark Bulwinkles art is so interesting! Love your stickers!
Mark63 rated for International Dog Swap! on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your PC that arrived today. I had to google the Africaan dog too. It looks nice, but it's no British Bulldog! :-) (LOL)
SunTradeToo rated for NYUP USA Only #28 on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
Response: Yay! You were able to rate me! Thanks for the heart!
Karen07 rated for NYUP USA Only #28 on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Rhonda! Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Jcqln rated for WIYM: Postcard Poker on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Hello Rhonda, Thank you for the full house and the bonus, I love your choice 😍 With love Jacqueline
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, Rhonda!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP USA Only #28 on Jul 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
MamaMangrove rated for Weirder Than Weird #18 on Jul 29, 2017
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Comment: Wow, lucky me to get another swap from you so soon. Your choices resonate perfectly with my quirky gene! Thanks for your generosity, the cool cards & for sending them in a weiner dog washi-embellished envie..
Response: Excellent! Take good care!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and lovely stamps :)
MamaMangrove rated for AN: Nature Scavenger Hunt on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of cards, Rhonda. The rabbit is my fave, but that marvelous seahorse is a close second. All of them are delightful. Fun envie & cool stamps too!
LegacyHardware rated for B&W PCs week 26 on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: Hi Rhonda, The Mapplethorpe of Isabella and stamp is simply gorgeous. Thanks so much!
kydestar rated for WIYM: Penpal Club #2: Send 3 on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Hi Rhonda, Thanks for the lovely paper items/ postcards and stickers which arrived today. I like the selection you sent! I love dogs, that's cool you have a southern african breed. Very cool.

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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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