Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: September 20, 2021
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
Hi! I'm Michelle from Washington up in the great Pacific Northwest.
I live with my fiance and our furry lionhead rabbits - Ginny & Vader.
(the bunnies do not come in contact with my mail so don't worry about pet hair!)
I like to travel/do road trips and I'm trying to visit all 50 states. So far, I've visited 36!
-Some of the prettiest ones I've been to (landscape wise) are: Montana, West Virginia, Oregon & Utah!
-Some of my favorite towns/cities are: Saratoga Springs NY, Charleston SC, Missoula, MT, San Francisco & Leavenworth WA.
I was raised between two mountain ranges, open water & a never-ending landscape of trees & I love it. I'd rather live in the country over the city so if you have cards with small towns, I'd prefer it over big city cards.
As for outside the US, I have only been to Canada (I love Vancouver!), Philippines, Japan & Taiwan.
origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my baby sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.
Things I love include road trips, going to baseball games, going to museums, pub trivia, hiking to waterfalls, writing, cooking (I have lots of cookbooks) and reading.
Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:
I watch the Olympics too. I love watching Winter Olympics more- I watch ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!
I watch ALL genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.
Fav movies are:
-Scott Pilgrim vs the World
-Ready Player One
-10 Things I Hate About You
-Some Like it Hot
-Cabin in the Woods
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall
movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.
I'll watch anything from Broken Lizard as well as movies directed by Edgar Wright & Matthew Vaughn.
I participate in the PopSugar reading challenge as well as Goodreads reading challenge. I read a lot of books that are under 300 pages so I've given myself a goal to read 200 books in 2021. Update 8/25: 152 books read!
I grew up with Harry Potter so that's a fav for me. I re-read the series every few years but I really enjoy Book 4 and 7 the most.
I read a lot of Romance, Thrillers and YA. I also like to read dystopian and autobiographies/memoirs.
James Rollins is one of my fav authors, I have all his books and met him years ago at a meet & greet. I had him sign the very first book of his I bought! I was hardcore fangirling. He writes historical fiction.
FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME BOOK SUGGESTIONS WHEN SENDING A CARD!
I love Little Free Libraries & have visited all the ones around me. I've gotten some really great books from it. It's a great way for me to de-stash too!
I also used to dabble in fan fiction in High School and wrote 10+ stories regarding Taiwanese pop stars (I went through a phase lol). I'm back to writing again but original stories this time!
I used to be a big TV watcher but I got hooked on my kindle & ibooks so I read more now...but I do have shows I keep up with that I've been watching since their premieres. I also like unique competition shows like Lego Masters & Crime Scene Kitchen. I loved Face Off when it was on air.
Lately my TV consists of Sports, Jeopardy & cartoons. I have a 2yr old niece & we watch A LOT of NickJr.
Favorite TV shows: 'I Love Lucy' & 'Supernatural'
I've also been watching MTV's 'The Challenge' since 2000 & I'm always rooting for CT.
I listen to a bit of everything but I tend to lean towards country the most. I love a good love or heartbreak song. I do listen to slow songs more but it's always fun blasting some Cardi B in the car too.
Always a favorite:
Mumford & Son's 'Sigh No More' album
'Poison' by Bel Biv DeVoe
'Still Loving You' by Scorpions
Musicals & Disney songs
The original F4 (Jerry, Ken, Vic & Vanness)
Country- the more twang, the better!
I always listen to 'My Favorite Murder' on my drive to work. #SSDGM
cards from Islands- any is appreciated but it would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.
Looking for pcs from these places that I visited but never got a chance to get a PC from:
Fort Smith, AR
^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) I'd love to have a card from your town!
My dad's hometown is Gary, Indiana so if you have any cards from there (or Portage), I'd love to have it!
I like all types but these ones are my favorites to collect:
Starry Night versions
I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & the ones people send me are always new to my collection! :)
PCs I don't like:
-Quote cards / cards with only writing on it
-Blurry views (blurry zazzle suckssss)
-Those "vintage" cards that are brown on the back side
-Advertising Cards (unless I join a swap that calls for it)
-Not really a big fan of black & white pcs either so if you can send a different card in its place, I'd appreciate it
Love touristy cards most- illustrated & photography.
I'm not easily offended and I do have a small collection of nude/risque cards so send them my way if you like. I will also take LGBTQIA cards too. ~Love is love!~
--Sending in envelope: I love all colors so any envelope color is fine.--
If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.
I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:
SENDING EXTRAS or GOODIES??
Things I like:
Washi - samples are awesome
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones
Notecards with floral or nature designs
Things I don't like:
Puffy Stickers on PCs (on envelopes are fine)
Tea/coffee - I honestly won't use them.
Paper/scraps - If you do send any, I give them to other people so they won't go wasted
Ribbons/paperclips - I'll give these to other people as well.
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