Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2021 6:12 am


Date Joined: July 11, 2007
Last Online: September 25, 2021
Birthday: September 25
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Kurtis and I was born and raised in Minnesota. Moved to Nebraska where I have been living since 2011. I have a teenage daughter and a cat named Rigby. Spent nearly twenty years working restaurants ranging from Townie Bars and Grills, corporate chains, to fine dining. The restaurant life was wearing on me, so I went back to school and, in 2019, graduated with a degree in computer programming. Today I work Web Applications Developer for the State of Nebraska, DHHS.

I try to stay active and enjoy kayaking, bicycle rides, hikes and running. During the height of the pandemic, I started doing virtual 5k/10k races. Usually do at least one a month; however, sometimes there are two cool races. Especially around the holidays. I am also really into politics and current events. Probably watch too much news/podcasts and sneak in a book on political theory now and again to keep learning. Guess I Like to feel angry and hopeless. 🙃

Since restrictions have eased, I have been trying to travel more. Took my daughter on a seven day 14 state road trip in June. Mostly the south, but followed the Gulf Coast all the way to Houston then on to Albuquerque/Santa Fe before deciding to head home. The trip was a refreshing eye-opener and about as close as I’ll ever get to a “Kerouac” experience. My plan is to keep getting away periodically even if only a visit back to Minnesota. Plus, a perk of traveling is that I listen to less news.

Covid renewed my interest in postcards. Was really active on this site from 2007-2011, then moving states and other life events put swapping on the back burner. Sprinkled throughout the years, I'd log on and do a few swaps. Being back at this, though, has renewed my interest in painting, drawing, photo editing and now collages. It has been enjoyable getting back into the arts again.

I send swaps on time and try to rate as soon as possible. If you haven't received something from me, please let me know so I can make the necessary corrections.

Favorite Music

My music taste is rather eclectic. Just not a huge fan of death metal or country music. Not to say I won’t listen to those if someone suggested a song on a postcard or wanted me to listen. I can dig the older metal or older country/folk music a little more.

Recently purchased and old Zenith record player and have been diving into the wonderful world of vinyl! It has been a pleasure digging through old dusty records in dank record stores and taking a chance on random LPs. One of the best things about having a record player is that I’m actually listening to music again and it also keeps me less occupied with politics. So, overall, good for my health!

Been listening to a lot of jazz since getting the record player (Vince Guaraldi, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Bossa Nova compilations..), and picked up some more recent alternative/indie stuff like Elliot Smith, Weezer and Fitz and The Tantrums.

I am a huge fan of The Smiths! I also like Talking Heads, The Police, Stark Reality, Jamiroquai. Two of my favorite (Pandora) stations to play, especially while getting crafty, are Thievery Corporation and Pete Rock. Both of those stations are pretty chill. Jamiroquai radio and English Beat radio are also pretty good. A little more upbeat and have wide ranges.

Favorite Movies

A few I really like:

  • Locked, Stocked and Two Smoking barrels
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Annie Hall
  • Love and Death
  • Manhattan
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch
  • Mushrooms
  • Big Lebowski
  • Royal Tenenbaums
  • SLC Punk

Favorite Books

Never was much of a reader. Always felt like I didn’t have the attention span or was intimidated by having to read. Guess I was used to having due dates, papers to write and being tested on the materials. Made it seem like a big task. A little over a year ago I signed up for an audiobook app (scribd) and started listening to audiobooks while taking walks, runs and such. Then there were some books I really wanted to listen to, but weren’t on the site, so I had to read them. From there, I started reading a lot more. Usually I have an audiobook going and one that I am reading. I mostly enjoy fiction (contemporary classics, postmodern, etc..) and political science. Not much of a fantasy / science fiction fan. Last year I finished twenty-three books (mostly audiobooks) and this year I have set a goal of completing 25 books for the year. So far I am on pace and maybe even surpass the goal. Below are what I am currently reading and listening to, along with some of my favorites.

Currently Reading: Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace

Current Audiobook: Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay

Some Favorites:

  • Bongwater - Michael Hornburg
  • Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
  • Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis
  • Super Host- Kate Russo
  • Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerney
  • On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of news, but these are some of my favs:

  • Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
  • Jimmy Dore Show
  • Get Your News on with Ron
  • The Zero Hour
  • The Vanguard

Outside of news..

  • Modern Family
  • Quantum Leap
  • Home Movies
  • The Wonder Years
  • American Dad / Family Guy
  • The X-Files
  • Walking Dead
  • Rick and Morty
  • Portlandia
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Cowboy Bebop

Random Likes

  • Bicycles
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Handmade things
  • Running
  • Politics
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Puzzles
  • Postcards
  • Mushrooms
  • Beer
  • Cannabis culture
  • 1960's / 70's / 80's / 90's
  • Beatniks
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Painting
  • Art Museums
  • Cities
  • Nature
  • Snowy days
  • rainy days
  • Sunshine
  • Stars / Planets / Space
  • Bars
  • Wind chimes
  • Autumn
  • Books
  • Cooking
  • Kayaking


If you need a postcard idea, I'll point you to the random likes section above. If you have a postcard that you're afraid to send because it may be inappropriate or whatever, I am you guy for those! Otherwise, I am pretty open to any kind.


Comment: I loved the stickers I got, and the letter made me laugh! A+ swap and happy birthday!!!
Kbrewste09 rated for Worst Date Ever Postcard on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your horrible date story! I'm glad you were able to get out of there!
soyprincesa2 rated for Worst Date Ever Postcard on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh that date sounds dreadful! What memories and a great story as well! I don't think my worst date was nearly that bad. I love the postcard of the collapsing home.
Kraftylady777 rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC #3 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap!
Comment: I love how it turned out!
poetland rated for Sunshine in a postcard #8 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you Wonderful card!
catlingmex rated for Sunshine in a postcard #8 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: What a great recipe card and quote! Thank you.
Teraecau rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC #3 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard with the music titles! It was a pretty interesting listen through! :)
Johanna51 rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: thank you. Beautiful postcard.
MsBellaDonna rated for September Plans on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: I would love to explore/hike Colorado! In June I went to Yosemite and did the Half Dome hike. It was absolutely incredible and my biggest hiking accomplishment so far. I can't wait 'til my next adventure! Hope you have fun and happy birthday wishes to you too!
christinacreates5 rated for Happy Mail #4 on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: WOW! You really went the extra mile on this swap, thank you so much! It really made my day so much better.
MailFromGeorgia rated for Happy Mail #4 on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: What an amazing care package! Thank you so much for all the thoughtful items
KathleenHope rated for Happy Mail #4 on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: ❤️ We have so many similar interests I see from reading your profile. This PACKED Happy Mail envelope was beyond expectations! The coffee sampler, postcards, stickers, notecard, magnet, and stickers!! Happy Mail on it's way back! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m glad you loved the package! It did occurs to me as i was writing the note that I may have gone a little overboard. 😁
alexarayn rated for September Plans on Aug 27, 2021
lrm1980 rated for Quick Handmade PC! #11 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: I really love the painted circle pc you sent me! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you, these are cards I've never seen before so I love them!
Comment: Your swap made my day! I love the cards you picked. Thanks a lot! And thank you for the wonderful letter (and the stickers) too. Actually I'm not exactly directing movies but Film Festivals, One of the Festivals I direct/curate is a Literature Film Festival. I love doing this job! Take care!
Response: So glad you enjoyed them! =) Still sounds like cool work. Thanks for the rating and heart!
dmwcheng rated for Museum Art PC swap #2 on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of St. George slaying a dragon. I rarely see this type of artwork outside of an art history textbook. =)
Comment: What a crazy place! Sounds like somewhere I'd like to visit.
ThrivingWell rated for Postcards Please #6 (INT) on Aug 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you So Much for the delightful postcards & stickers! I enjoyed reading your little letter, too! Love the floral & travel themes. Oh, and the Bibliophilia quote postcards, too! So sorry for the delayed rating! July was very difficult for us. Turns out this envelope was in my husbands car, when he thought he brought in the mail. I appreciate the thoughtful care you put into this swap! ❤️ ~ Z
Response: As the time has gone on I was getting more worried it was lost. So glad you received it and you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating!

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jessmarie on Dec 17, 2009:

hello mr robeastro i was just reading your ratings comments and it made me smile like this :D

Sharila on Mar 28, 2009:

Hello, I created 3 new swaps in the Psychology group, please come and check them out!

BarbaraMartinsDeSousa on Feb 17, 2009:

Thank you for the cd, I love it :D

By the way, great chicken with human head, ahah *

Topher on Nov 28, 2008:


voodooninja on Nov 11, 2008:

Brother @Jib916 has started The Revolution's very first swap here.

I am encouraging everyone to support the cause and sign up!

Long live The Revolution!

doublekissable on Oct 9, 2008:

I would love to see a picture of your car!!!

sunnysidey on Sep 16, 2008:

The HPC would like to see your handmade postcards! Please read this thread in the forum for details!

voodooninja on Sep 1, 2008:

Welcome. Long live the revolution!

PostMuse on Aug 24, 2008:

I have started a discussion on the Handmade Postcard Club forum about the possibility of an interim group since the founder, @TeraBACat hasn't logged on in so long. I hope you will post your thoughts.

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