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washingtonmaverick

washingtonmaverick
Date Joined: August 8, 2009
Last Online: May 27, 2018
Birthday: May 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Michelle. I"m 38 years old. I like to take long walks on the river front (can't say beach I live in Idaho!) I am a mom to a wonderful 17 year old young man. We have a cat that rules our house from the door knobs down. If I sit at my computer too longer she will be in my lap pleading for pets. We lead pretty boring and mellow lives but we live it up when we can. We live in a small town but we are not small town minded either.

Like: I like tea, cocoa, ciders, GreyGoose Vodka, Dr. Pepper.

Geometric shapes, Hello Kitty, Snowmen, Cats, Gerbena Daisies (i'd love some stationary), Pandas, learning things about other cultures, postcards, hanging out with my aunt making things and drinking tea with her, Origami creations (I can make a paper box but it is not true origami), I enjoy the wildlife in our area I've seen: Elk, Moose, Cougars (those that are women, college and the real animals), White Tail and Mule Deer, Wild Turkies, and I've seen some bear.

Favorite Music

I listen to such a wide variety of music it scares most people. I listen to music that is both popular in the US, artists from other countries, and across a wide variety of genres. A smile is the only thing that out does my belief that music is one thing that transcends every culture.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading and much like my music I don't exactly read a lot of "main stream stuff." If I read the book and I don't love it I usually trade it into my favorite local bookstore "...And BOOKS too!!!" As books were meant to be read not saved/hoarded.

I use my public library to listen to audio books via overdrive and/or Libby. I also enjoy Librovox.org books.

If your going to be sending me a book...and want to verify that I haven't read it/already have it in my to read pile...I'd be more than happy to help you and still act surprised when it arrives!

I like Debbie Macomber, her characters are well developed, have thoughts, and depth. She also writes about a lot of places I have been.

Nicholas Sparks, Patrick F McManus, Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, historical fiction and anything my son writes.

My favorite book is Population 485: Meeting your Neighbors one siren at a time by Michael Perry.

I recently discovered Elin Hilderbrand (Read Nantucket Nights) Kristin Hannah, (Read Firefly Lane & On Mystic Lake) Jodi Picoult (read: Nineteen Minutes, Plain Truth Harvesting the heart, The Tenth Circle, I own My sister's keeper, Mercy, Salem Falls and Change of heart)

Wishlist

--Unused USPS stamps in any amount

--stickers nickle sized or larger

--address labels

--Puzzle Postcards

--postcards (especially non-tourist)

--Notecards

--quotes and verses (especially positive ones)

--reading lists are welcomed.

--netflix recommendations

--recipes

--book marks

--fun puzzles

--smashed pennies, nickels, quarters

--other uniquely interesting coins/currency including those from your country.

--bath salts, bubble baths, small lotions

--Mint flavored anything lotion, chap stick, candies, tea, etc

--Reese's PB Cups (mini's are awesome)

-3.5" Go Cutter Tumblers.

-Gutterman 100% Cotton Thread. (I have an older machine this is the stuff that works the best in my machine). Any color.

--Cat Nip Toys, small cat toys. She's picky so please don't spend an excessive amount of funds on these.

--Essential oils. Just about any of them.

--air freshener for the car the flat ones (like the trees, sometimes they come in other shapes but the flat ones)

--mini magnets for the fridge

--images from magazines and such (not computer generated art but actual pictures) of ADULTS bicycling, any season.

--colored paper clips, I work in a busy medical office I can have colored paper clips but not the fun shapes or the ones that flags on them. Just the plain colored ones.

--Eiffel Tower/Paris related items. My Friend is working on an Eiffel Tower/Paris themed Christmas Tree.

Postcards

I like standard sized postcards.

I like a postcard that says stuff on it (example The front contains an Elk. I like when the back says "This is an elk, native animal to the mountain regions of the US and eastern Asia. It eats plant matter, sheds it's horns in the spring and typically females have one calf in the spring."

Instead of "Elk--Cervus Canadensis")

I like animals, scenery, cats, hedgehogs, pigs, quilts, pretty much anything really.

If you have an odd, dirty, or inappropriate postcard, or one that you ended up with and you simply do not know where to use it....please send it my way and let me know that it is a postcard of this nature.

Most of what I have access to in my area is tourist postcards and love getting non-tourist postcards that are blank for sending.

ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, COAST GUARD posts/camps/bases postcards. I really like vintage WWII airplanes.

I also participate with postcrossing.com

Geocaching

if you do not know what geocaching is www.geocaching.com

I'm washington_maverick on there as well. I have over 1600 finds. I do participate with trackables and within a short amount of time can hit WA, OR, and ID (Please do NOT purchase a new trackable for me. I will pass them along but do not wish to own my own).

Because of this hobby I am always looking for small items to leave in caches like mini toys, small pens/pencils, match box cars, etc.

Thanks, But No Thanks

I try hard to not be picky but a few things, I don't like....

*glitter

*bits of papers

*list pads

*single random playing cards

Ratings

devgel rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on Jun 8, 2018
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denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap! I loved the postcards!
luvmesum20 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 19, 2018
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Jsereg001 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
SGriffin rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 12, 2018
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catonip rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :)
debbee2014 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Awesome swap -- I have already used the puppy note card. thanks for all the great stuff.
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the envelope of goodies! My favorite candy bar really changes by my mood. I I could only eat one for the rest of my life it would be a Reese’s peanut butter cup!
Response: Good choice. I'd be a brick house due to Reese's PB. cups if I had no self control!
provadia rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Loved everything, thanks SO much! The horse fact made me laugh!
Response: I love this calendar, it is called "it is different everyday!" Everything from odd facts, to finger puppets, to mini-cards, jokes and a coloring page. Glad you enjoyed it too.
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope! My favorite candy bar is Heath or Score-yum!
Response: I haven't had a Score yet! I will have to give it a whirl!
mariamichelle rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!!
juhninja rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Hello! Thank you for the envie.
Peaches12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all of the goodies!
getanzt rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
tigerlilly0709 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you i love everything you sent! Especially the puppy notecard ;)
SuZignomeMoM rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: ♥ Thanks for all the wonderful stuff. I may play that game with my pen pal in Norway. I might learn some new words.
Response: I learned a lot more about my mom & 2 other friends we literally just mail this back and forth!
crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun variety! My favorite candy bar is a Mr. Goodbar. Thanks for the question!
Response: You are Welcome! I enjoy a Mr Goodbar as wwll!
wokeupmissing rated for Stuff the Mailbox #7 on May 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist and other fun bits.
Chaton13 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!

Rating Overview

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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:

spring

Vblarney on Apr 14, 2011:

I received the postcards today for the April Showers of mail swap and I LOVE them! Thank you for putting them in an envie!

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

P.S. thank you also for the awesome sheet of Christmas stickers. And if it makes you feel better, I just started my Christmas cards today. ;)

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

Hi Michelle, I received your envelope today and had no idea what it could be, but just adored the little pengies that sealed it up. What a great surprise to find the lyrix you sent. I can't wait to complete them and send them on. :) Thank you.

Karen

LadyStephanie on Dec 2, 2010:

Day 2 and you are kicking my butt at my own swap! The puzzle letter is PERFECT! And I noticed EVERYTHING...from the dark red paper (my favorite color :o) to the handmade envie made from sheet music and the wax seal on the envie. THIS was my Christmas present!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you and hugs and here ... <3 <3 <3 ... have some more hearts.

LadyStephanie on Dec 1, 2010:

Day 1 - I love the paper folded boxes. This has been something I've wanted to do. Those little fellas are cool. :o) Thank you!

onlyincambodia on Nov 28, 2010:

Thank you for the Idaho postcard! It's fantastic!

memtree on Jul 16, 2010:

thanks for sharing your Top 20 Favorite Websites :) i have now joined bookmooch! thanks

caregvr1 on Mar 4, 2010:

Hey Michelle!

Just wanted to let you know I got the fbs today. Thanks so very much for sending those to me! If you want some in return, let me know! hugs, KRIS

dstny2001 on Jan 27, 2010:

7 days in Las vegas. You are going to have so much fun. Don't forget the postcards :)

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