Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 8:24 pm


Date Joined: June 8, 2009
Last Online: May 6, 2017
Birthday: August 17, 1978
Country: Canada
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about me:

Hi, my name is Ami ... novice adult / micro adventurer / smile seeker

My interests range from the extremely juvenile to the mildly sophisticated. I consider myself a treasure hunter of the five senses. The best adjective to describe me would be the most flattering definition of silly. I'm not ashamed to tell you that I have a slight geeky disposition and am often an anxious mess ... but I try to approach life with a Homer Simpson-esque attitude: WOO HOO!

I live on the east coast of Canada in the province of New Brunswick, and although I find it peaceful and picturesque, it can also be tremendously boring. Making mail fun is just another way that I make rural life less monotonous


sci-fi, fairy tales / fables / mythology, kitschy / geeky things, Nintendo / gaming, tea time, baking / desserts, going out for ice cream, my dog / your dog, giant tortoises, fruit bats, chance meetings with fluffy tailed squirrels, chatty birds, hooping, toy yo-yos, paddle ball, 80's cheesiness, rain boots, dome umbrellas, birdcages, kites, bubbles, quotes, Liberace, coin-op, MOOCs, View-Master, this song, perfume, farm life, Godzilla kaiju, zombies, Canadian symbolism / pop culture, glow-in-the-dark, luxury sleeping, hugs, strangers, Clint Eastwood movie marathons, making lists, books and my iPod ... in Soviet Russia, iPod listens to you!

charcoal, peridot green, buttery yellow, fuchsia accents

bright rainbow stripes, chevron, circles, polka dots, argyle

smells / flavours:
black licorice / anise, rhubarb, honey, sweet pea, rum & butter, maple, vanilla, baby powder, orange cream

Teekatas Suwannakrua, Meomi, Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Natalia Pierandrei, Juri Ueda, Dric, Kim Minji, Susie Ghahremani, Tom Kidd, Salvador Dali

classic literature / historical fiction, adventure, children's stories, avant-garde, Joyce Meyer

I love the smell of a bookstore / library and the sound of a page turning. I'm a word nerd. My bookshelf is utterly ridiculous

retro toons / kiddie stuff like Mr. Dressup, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Jem and the Holograms, The Friendly Giant, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Rocket Robin Hood, The Mighty Hercules, Captain Power and the Solders of the Future, The Muppet Show, The Raccoons, Astroboy, Garfield and Friends, Fraggle Rock, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Captain N: The Game Master, Inspector Gadget, Count Duckula

I've got a soft spot for 80s action like The A-Team, Airwolf, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider

I'm a hardcore fan of The Simpsons

I ♥ Star Trek! Voyager is my fave, followed by TNG, DS9, TOS and TAS respectively. Enterprise is omitted from that list because of its suck factor

Mary Poppins, Lion Force Voltron, Kermit the Frog, She-Ra, Homer Jay Simpson, Sarah Connor, Number Johnny 5, Godzilla monsters, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lt. Commander Tuvok, Captain Kathryn Janeway ... W.W.J.D.?


scary / outright awful:
clowns, monkeys, butterflies / dragonflies, NASCAR, most Disney animation, Shakespeare, skulls, teddy bears, Matt Damon

I would rather not receive:
scrapbooking materials, ephemera, clear stamps, friendship books, earrings, sour / Wonka / gummy candy, green apple or ginger smells / flavours, anything containing Aspartame, Kool-Aid / Crystal Light or any cold drink packets, gum, incense, products specifically for the bathtub, Earl Grey tea ... so I'll never be requesting Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. from my replicator

wish list:

Unless a swap dictates otherwise, I like them unwritten, store-bought and in an envelope. Novelty cards are my favourite! I really love the postcards published by Chronicle and similar fun cards

fun stationery:
pencil cases, correction tape dispensers, Sharpie / art markers, adhesive return address labels, sticky / Post-it notes, calculators, pencils sharpeners, memo pads, cute scissors. Knock Knock stationery is a riot!

little things to stash in my bag:
novelty dental floss, handkerchiefs, perfume samples, pouches / coin purses, cup sleeves

kitchen doodads / housewares:
store-brand reusable shopping totes, measuring cups / spoons, gadgets, silicone, fun stuff from or similar to Fred, knit dishcloths, Yankee wax tarts

My favourites are Kamio Fairy Tale World / Sweetie World / Café Café, San-X Kireizukin Seikatu / Iiwaken / Kutusitanyanko / Nyan Nyan Nyanko, Q-Lia Little Fairy Tale. I like kawaii memos, letter paper, sticky notes and sticker flakes

JanetStore wish list

interesting little glass beads / seed beads, mini Hama beads, wool felt sheets / scraps, clear vinyl bookmark sleeves, colourful gaffer tape, black safety eyes, Lily Sugar'n Cream scented yarn, your favourite white gel pen

I would love to receive your felt ornaments / small stuffies / amigurumi, embroidered handkerchiefs, fun cup sleeves, needlework bookmarks, beaded book thongs, geeky little cross-stitch projects

Etsy wish list

the kid in me:
Lego minifigures ... any series, blind box toys ... some faves are Unicorno / Moofia / Cactus Pups / Frenzies / Wish Come True / Simpsons / Ninjatown / Jibibuts, wacky shoelaces, windup toys, scratch n' sniff stickers, gold star stickers, novelty socks, Nerf N-Strike ammo, old View-Master reels

Thinkgeek wish list


skippydancer rated for Random Postcard Swap #22 on May 17, 2016
Comment: Ahh… to have an eleven-year-old around the house! When I want that feeling, I just invite my two grown sons over - some things never change!!!! Thank you for the BEST ever PC. It felt like Nancy Drew time. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely envelope - I like the flying envelopes! Have a great week :)
Response: you're very welcome! glad you liked it :)
roxswapbot rated for Recycle / Reusable Bag Swap on Oct 20, 2015
Comment: The 10 years Cover to Cover tote arrived, it must be a bookstore tote! Thank you. I'm sorry you paid so much in postage. May I suggest the Canada Post dimensions and a postal scale? Let me know if you'd like to know more (ie: this swap may have only costed $2.95 at most instead of $14.47). Take care fellow Canadian swapper! ~* The Liberals won!
Response: yes, it's my fave little used book store ... plus they sell K-Cup which makes me love them more! and yes, i was a bit taken aback with the postage cost, oh well. Yay Liberals - i was glued to cbc.ca all night, shouting "go red team, go red power rangers!" lol
sarahsue115 rated for Private swap - postcard on Jul 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the card, I love it! John was always my favourite Beatle. :)
Response: glad you liked it :)
3goldkeys rated for Random Postcard Swap #21 on Jun 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great pc. I love the tid bits about the lobster. Thank you for sharing a little part of your life in your note. I love your idea of topping last year's summer goals. May your family have a safe and fun filled summer. I hope we do cross paths again. Thank you for sending cheer.
Response: thank you for the kind words and rating <3
Bhindblueeyes rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card!!! :D It's super cute with the swap-bot logo!
Response: you are most welcome, i love sharing my "Ernie" cards :) thanks for rating!
janineureka rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the story - I would remember a ketchup bottle, too!
Response: Swap-bot is full of great experiences :) thanks for rating!
dardarbinx rated for Canadian Penpals on Oct 6, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter!
Response: you're most welcome :)
sweetsexyvicky rated for I LOVE THE 80s Penpals :) on Oct 1, 2014
Comment: How could I forget my CPKs? I had two, a regular one and a premie. I liked your letter, we had quite a few things in common. My bedding was Strawberry Shortcake though. I got it for my 5th birthday, and we're about to do the same for my little one, only she's getting Monster High. Times have changed. BUT... I had a computer in the 80s! I remember too that Christimas of 89 or January of 90 was when I conned my grandma into getting me Prodigy, which was pre pre pre AOL. That was awesome.
Response: did you have that giant plastic strawberry "house" toy that Strawberry Shortcake lived in, the one with the carrying handle? i loved that thing!
Snoskimouse rated for Because we miss swaps swap on Sep 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for my little parcel of wonderfulness! I came home (after being away for a few days) and sat in the living room chatting to my flatmate for half an hour and then went through to my room to see it sitting on my bed ;D so excited! It's funny that we both got each other things for our feet :] The library I work at re-opens on Monday so I'm going to wear the funky socks as it is a special ocassion :) Thanks for the tea, postcard (up on the kitchen wall) and the LITTLE LEGO LISA! So cool <3 I recently started to collect these- now I have Milhouse, Ralph & Lisa- they are like a collection on their own! :) Thanks again Ami!
Response: i'm collecting the Simpsons LEGO too, i have 7 out of the 16 so far ... i might have to turn to eBay to complete my set! this was a great swap, i'm definitely looking forward to the next <3 whenever you're up for it :)
Comment: This time I got the card and I totally love it! THANKS! Hugs
Response: YAY!!! i'm so glad something finally reached you :) take care
gruskal rated for Rachel's Easy Postcard Swap on Apr 15, 2014
Comment: Sorry for rating late - unexpected travel and going through my mail took time and I missed this one. Love the NRM PC with a dog - too cute. Spring has barely been here as well - every time we get a warm day then it goes back to cold - last Saturday 75 - then Monday SNOW !! Take care, Annette
Response: ♥ thanks Annette, all the best ♥
deesides rated for SciFi Postcard Swap on Jun 17, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully logical, if possibly evil mirrorverse Star Trek card! :D
Response: gotta love the mirror-verse ♥ thanks for the heart (:
roxswapbot rated for SciFi Postcard Swap on Jun 7, 2013
Comment: I love Star Trek TOS! :D Thank you so much for sharing ~* The scene was cool and I'm going to library to borrow some Star Trek DVDs this weekend! Cheersies <3
Response: thanks for the heart ♥ Trek it up! have a great weekend (:
kasini rated for kasini / wunderland on Feb 26, 2013
Comment: Yay! I got mine too! And I loooove them :) thank you so much!!! I got a spongebob ATC, how awesome is that!? And the strawberry one is sooo cute! I definitely swap with you again :) thank you also for so many extra stickers :) you rock!
Response: definitely a great swap! i really needed an excuse to make a Spongebob card ... so thanks for that ;)
kiddomerriweather rated for kiddo47 / wunderland on Sep 4, 2012
Comment: You've made me the happiest girl in the world! Words cannot express how much I love your art! I wish I had your talent. Chewbacca is my favorite! I don't think he looks like a cactus. lol Thank you so much!
Response: flattery will get you ... kisses <3 and likely more ATCs ;) i'm so glad you liked 'em. great swap :D
Comment: It came today! And I LOVE IT! Your style is just awesome and amazing! You should do a wall painting of the ATC. Thanks for the trade.
Response: you're most welcome. i'm glad you like it. i'm gonna do a whole Jesus series, line 'em all up on my wall and freak out my granny :D
simplyshereena rated for simplyshereena / wunderland on Jul 21, 2012
Comment: My mom forgot to give me my mail last time around, so I am JUST NOW giving you feedback! Such a wonderful card, it makes me feel so much better about my...monthly issue. X'D I hope to trade with you again sometime! Your art is amazing. <3
Response: i was starting to worry about this swap! i'm so glad you liked it ♥ thanks so much for swapping with me :D
Comment: Thank you so much! I accidentally got a sneak peak of the Pepsi one on the flickr preview on the home page. I could tell it was yours! You have such an awesome drawing style. Such vivid colors! Nailed it. Thanks!
Response: ♥♥♥♥♥ you're very welcome. great swap! ♥♥♥♥♥
kayler00 rated for wunderland & kayler00 on Jul 7, 2012
Comment: oh you just rock! i love the atcs my mom got a kick outta them! i appreciate you swapping with me and i hope you like the atcs i sent you! i'm not nearly as good of a drawer as you, though! if you ever wanna swap again let me know!
Response: so glad you like 'em :D

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Manurnakey on May 1, 2016:

Star Wars Day

Happy Star Wars Day!!!

Manurnakey on Feb 13, 2016:

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

sabbysteg on Jul 30, 2015:

Hiya. I got your letter about your super secret summer project and it was not what I expected but not in a bad way! I am crossing my fingers it works out for you. P.S. The thing you are doing--I didn't learn it until I was 25! So you are not alone!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jul 15, 2015:

abbyaguas on Jun 26, 2015:

Thank you so much Ami for joining Random Postcard Swap #21! :D

sabbysteg on Jun 17, 2015:

You might be a soul sister, we both hate/find butterflies scary!

kiwivandal on Jun 2, 2015:

Ill tell you all about it sometime... in the meantime, I FINALLY have a computer again, and things are getting back to normal. The only thing that is important right now is that I am here! I missed you! Ill be back to swapping by mid to late month :) Be on the lookout for some crazy fandom shit lady! Its coming.... xoxo

kiwivandal on Feb 24, 2015:

Hey Ami... I'm back :)

ohpossum on Nov 7, 2014:

ok, it's been awhile since I used markdown syntax, so let's see if I can share with you a jacket NOT so good for a Canadian winter:

you know you want it

ohpossum on Nov 1, 2014:


hugging all my hot choccies (and apple cider) to mah bosom!

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