Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2023 11:46 pm


Date Joined: December 29, 2022
Last Online: October 2, 2023

Country: United States

Favorite Books

Quirky history, sea voyages and shipwrecks.

Scandinavian mysteries and good old fashioned ghost stories.

Folktales - especially those with unhappy endings.

Books with unreliable narrators.

Books I'm Currently reading - Murdle by G.T. Karber. It's a very fun, murder mystery , logic puzzle book that got me through too many hours sitting on a plane. But the long trip was worth it to see the majesty of the Norwegian Fjords.

Books on my shelf waiting to be read include:

Murder in the Family by Cara Hunter

Favorite Music

To dance to - 1950's music.

To sing badly to - 1980's songs.

When I'm feeling wild - rockabilly.

When I'm feeling tired - mellow jazz.

When I'm in love - 1960's French pop.

In the dead of night - spooky murder ballads.

My public playlists on Spotify (by hauntedfondue-us):

Hearing Double - a wide array of cool covers

Killer Murder Ballads - just what the name says

About Me

Things I like:

Circus (going to them and their history). I've even tried the flying trapeze.

Eurovision - I've got a mini crush on Dadi Freyr

Artists: Edward Gorey, Michael Sowa, Else Bostelmann.

Recently I discovered the art of Ivar Rødningen on a trip to Norway (I plan to be incredibly annoying with references to my recent trip there). His troll pictures are magical.

Seeing movies in old cinemas.

Road trips and roadside attractions. I'm a big fan of Atlas Obscura.

Watching the birds in my backyard. We recently saw an owl in our birdbath which was very, very cool.

Antique stores and flea markets.

Paranormal museums.

Old cemeteries - I spent many hours adding to the findagrave.com site.

Writing bad poetry.

Very basic astronomy. I know about 3 constellations at present. But am always up for watching a meteor shower.

The moon. Rabbits. Moon rabbit.

Watching lightning storms.

Forests and mountains.

Squids, octopi and other interesting sea creatures.

Trolls - not the cute ones with pink hair but the grumpy Scandinavian types.

Train trips.

Groovy mid century stuff - from furniture to jello molds to lava lamps. And don't get me started on casseroles!

Things I don't like: most sports, itchy sweaters and red beets.

Things I'd like to swap

Vintage postcards

black and white photos

book and music recommendations

folk art and folk tales

urban legends

old maps and travel ephemera

ghost stories


patches - especially of places like parks or attractions

I enjoy when the sender adds their own personal touch to the card, however they feel inspired.

Things I wouldn't like to swap

Religious tracts

political pamphlets


a photo of your uncle asleep after Christmas dinner

Favorite Crafts

I like to create things for my garden. I've recently made a retaining wall and mosaic stepping stones. Growing things in the garden is another story. Cacti and weeds seem to do best. Recently I discovered a Christmas Cholla growing in the back depths of my yard. I've tried replanting it and am hoping it will take to its new home.

Favorite Podcasts

Currently I'm liking ...

Radio Rentals.

Snap Judgement - Spooked

Stuff You Should Know.

Always open to suggestion for new history, ghost stories or weird science podcasts.

If you don't receive my swap

Please let me know, and I'll happily send again.


noone7212 rated for Random Postcard Swap #2 (US Only) on Oct 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! :⁠-⁠) Unfortunately there's still a lot of green here and will be in the 80s this weekend - yuck!
Conni59 rated for Bookish postcard swap on Oct 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and quotes!
Response: You're welcome :)
DoesItComeWithAHat rated for PC Swap #6 - Bird on Sep 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Puffins are really cute. I love their eyes 😍
Response: You're welcome. I'm a beak girl myself ;)
craftychristine rated for Bookish postcard swap on Sep 30, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great card! I like the quote but as a crafter I love the image on the card the most :) So ready for the heat to go and the fall to arrive!
Response: I was hoping you would like the craft reference. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Halloween Postcard Swap #1 on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Cute Halloween Kitties! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome :)
basykes rated for World Postcard Day 2023 - Global on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: interesting PC. Your cruise sounds wonderful.
Response: It was truly breathtaking. Your adventures sound equally as thrilling.
SkaGirl rated for A Winter Postcard #1 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Beautiful Postcard and love the message!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: What a fun postcard! Ghosts and rail cars. Perfect combination.
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely adorable ghost carnival PC. I love it!
Response: You're welcome :)
Mark63 rated for A-Z of SCIENCE PC - “M" on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Another excellent PC. I think this guy needs more than a Mechanic. :-)
Response: Lol, I agree! I think I would start with having a good cry.
photovivie rated for Vintage Tourist Card #36 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this great card!
Response: You're welcome!
kaijapapu rated for A-Z of SCIENCE PC - “N" on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the amazing card and fun facts 😊
Response: You're welcome :)
debbiespoms rated for LSS - Best Of My Favorite Artist on Aug 14, 2023
Comment: Hello Jane ! I checked out of your songs by The Jam. Which I've never heard of. But they're pretty dang good and I do remember the 45 & LP records. Including 8 track tapes and cassette tapes as well. Looks like we are both from the same era. How cool is that ! But thanks so much for sharing and including a little summary about them and each song. Love them!
Response: I miss LP's and 45's - the look, the feel and the great artwork. Glad you liked the songs. :)
simcoe54 rated for Blind/Naked Vintage PC #2 on Aug 13, 2023
Comment: Great vintage pc. Thanks
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: love it, thank you!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Hi Jane! I agree with you...that horse is angry looking. Thank you :) Received the Tombstone postcard today! I have never been there but it is on my bucket list! I love the Tombstone movie!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: What a sweet postcard! Thank you Hugs, Nikki
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Your pen pal story touched me! I read it to my husband and parents. Amazing! I hope to have pen pals for 45 years!
Response: So glad your family liked my story. It still amazes me how long we've been writing (and how old I'm getting!). :)
basykes rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards # 5 on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: Loved the cards, especially the newborn. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :)

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