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Rhino44

Rhino44
Date Joined: April 20, 2011
Last Online: October 26, 2021
Birthday: September 18
Country: United States

About Me

Nov. 2020: I'm back on Swap-Bot after several years off. Not much of anything below has changed!

I'm a writer and editor and only use my cell phone for texting friends. I love reading, drinking tea, listening to music, trying new things, walking by the ocean, and puttering in my vegetable garden or gazing at my houseplants.

I also love travelling -- so far, I've been to England, Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, and China (twice!). Not much travelling in the US, though: New England (where I've lived for most of my life), New York, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, California, and Las Vegas. Hubby and I have a tuxedo rescue kitty named Jasper, no kids.

Apparently "rhino" has a political meaning, but that is not why it's my user name -- I just mean the animal. I really like rhinos, but I love badgers!

Oh yeah, and I think puns are awesome.

Favorite Books

I mostly read mysteries (cosy or noir), chick lit, nonfiction (travel, nature, science, memoir), and romance. I prefer fiction that has a sense of humor -- not a fan of "women's fiction" or weepies.

Some authors I love are C.S. O'Cinneide, Naomi Novik, Cat Sebastian, Tessa Dare, Dorothy Sayers, Gregory Maguire, Jackson Ford, P.G. Wodehouse, Jasper Fforde, Tim Moore, Ian Rankin, Ellis Peters, Gerald Durrell, and Terry Tempest Williams.

I read a teeny bit of fantasty: Kristin Cashore and Melissa Caruso.

David Harsent and Kim Addonizio are my favorite contemporary poets.

I read a lot and can easily read a book in a day. The public library is my friend.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a writer, not an artist, but I've started making ATCs, art journals, and zines. I love exploring this new form of expression and creativity. It's really fun!

I do yoga and take ballet class over Zoom. I love modern dance, and the Mark Morris Dance Group is my favorite dance company.

I play bass (guitar), a teeny bit of lap dulcimer, and I'm slowly teaching myself to play Renaissance music on the mandolin.

I used to knit a lot, but now I just have a lot of yarn, hah.

Favorite Music

I listen to music every single day. Right now, lots of jazz, world music, and top 40, but also stuff like David Bowie, Living Colour, Honey Honey, and Bad Joanie.

Favorite Food

I like everything, and love trying new flavors. However, my husband is allergic to peanuts and also has celiac disease, so if you send me any recipes, please make sure they don't call for wheat flour or peanuts.

Postcards

I prefer my postcards written on and stamped. I like tourist postcards, scenery, animals, famous authors or musicians, all types of art images (especially tilework and Islamic art). Cutsey is not usually my thing, although one of the things I like about Swap-bot is seeing what different people like to send, so if that's what you're longing to send, go for it! No crude, violent, or sexual images, though.

Ratings

suepier rated for BLC Book recommendation postcard #05 on Oct 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Newport. I would love to visit there. I will definitely look into the great book recommendations that you made.
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Comment: Actually St. Martin (but the dutch part) is on my list of places I'd love to visit. So thank you very much for the sneak peak. ;-) Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the London postcard. It makes me want to travel to the UK and experience London in-person. Take care and keep on swapping. <3 and V!
Drachenfrau rated for Your wedding in a notecard on Oct 23, 2021
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Comment: Your wedding sounds very lovely! Thank you for sharing your sweet memories with me and thank you for your kind wishes for our wedding, Janet! ❤️
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Comment: Thank you!! Perfect choice!!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I love roast dinners. Such comfort food!
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Comment: Your suggested readings go back far in the past. You might like a new book, "The Girl Explorers" by Jayne Zanglein. Nonfiction.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love the color blend. ANd I too believe the ocean very healing..thus I wear several anklets with seashells, mermaids and dolphins! This will def stay on my desk! thanks!
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Comment: I love books. Thank-will be waiting for Christmas to open. Merry Christmas
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Comment: Thank you for your inkbox card. It was my first time creating one too. I really liked the colours you used :)
roselynnlee214 rated for Cosy Autumn Swap 2021 on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your package! It is getting chilly here in Michigan, I can’t wait to whip up the cocoa and start using the ink samples. It is very kind and thoughtful of you to send the ink samples! Thank you again!
Petaltea rated for CPG World Postcard Day - Global on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
RealRhinoMan rated for Take a Walk and Write on Oct 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for taking me on such a wonderful journey around your home town, especially during what is such a challenging time for you. I felt like I was with you as you walked. I love how we (people in general) can live somewhere for a long time and somehow skip past the tourist attractions. From one rhino to another. Take care Natalie
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and the postcards. I enjoyed having a peek into your day and your thoughts. My sympathies on the sudden loss of your nephew. We, too, tragically lost a nephew in his early 20s many years ago. And it came during a period of other losses, so I understand your feelings at having a hard stretch. I appreciate your sentiment that life has been hard, but not bad. It is indeed a useful distinction. Wishing you moments of rest, peace, and joy in the midst. Blessings! PS We too have a birdbath that brings me joy! :)
Response: Thank you for such a lovely response. I'm so sorry you have gone through this as well. Peace and joy to you, and may lots of birds be in your birdbath : -)
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Comment: Thank you for the Eiffel Tower postcard, I love it! Going to Paris and being able to see it is definitely a must-do trip for me - how lucky that you’ve been there! Be well! xo
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Comment: Hello Janet, Thanks for sending the travelling PC and for the extras! Love the newport bridge sunset!
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the nice PCs. I never ‘lost’ my taste and smell but nothing tasted right to me except peaches.
Fabriqueen rated for Catbook 7 on Sep 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm enjoying the Catbook swaps. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thanks Janet! What a fun fact you've included.
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R63 on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fabric scrap😊. It’s like you know me. It’s wonderful.

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Comments

ladydy5 on May 26, 2021:

Welcome to our group artistically inclined! Fun group.

Drachenfrau on Mar 17, 2021:

I'm in love with your beautiful Haiku on the frog-postcard! Thank you so much!!! ❤️

sammieianime on Aug 2, 2014:

Im glad you enjoyed the Mark Twain Quotes :D I was watching an old award show for Ellen and it was the Mark Twain Prize (some award). I thought Mark Twain had some neat quotes. I have done John Wayne, Dr. Suess and now Mark Twain....who will be next lol. Only the Sammie knows lol. Im sorry your partner flaked. However, I am glad I got to send you some quotes :D hehe. Hugs :D

arianneroxa on May 3, 2014:

Awh! I'm so glad that you liked the postcard that I sent, and I'm even happier to see that you'll be in a few of my upcoming swaps. :) Thanks so much for being such a great swapper. xo Arianne

FrancescaP on Jan 29, 2014:

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the fantastic teas, I received them yesterday and you truly made my day! It's the first time I see my name on the packages, it's such a sweet idea... I'm humbled by your generosity, thanks a million!!!

Havfrue on Oct 5, 2013:

Thank you so much for the Harrier Beecher Stowe postcard that you sent me. I am so happy!!!

lorettadog on Sep 18, 2013:

Thank you for participating in my very first swap! :o)

Sandy :o)

tingtinga2602 on Sep 18, 2013:

Happy birthday and may your wishes come true. :D

carmen on Jul 29, 2012:

Thanks for joining the Lapsang swap!

carmen on Jul 14, 2012:

Oooh, I like your music picks.

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