Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 9:23 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: September 26, 2023
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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UPDATE July 19th, 2023: Where does the time go? I am staying busy with swapping, reading, my cats and of course concerts. Coopstock was fun this year. Got to make Alice a member of our car club and get Ed Roland's autograph. I also saw & met Wade Hayes and Jamie O'Neal Next up is Nelson, Exile, Beach Boys, Pat Benetar, Tate Stevens and Shane Proffitt, Phillip Phillips and Alice with Def Leppard & Motley Crue. Call me crazy but I am also seeing Alice with his band two more times in the 6th row.

UPDATE 3-14-23 Just returned from my 3rd cruise. I am really enjoying these. Each ship is different and so are the shore excursions. We didn't get to go ashore at Kona so no snorkeling yet but took a local tour when we got back and met up with a postcard friend . Fun times!

UPDATE July 3, 2022: So happy to be going to concerts again. More front row experiences (Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren, Tate Stevens). Seeing Kathy Mattea, Travis Tritt, Bacon Brothers and the David Bowie tribute. and then there's my kitten Dillon to keep me on my toes.

UPDATE: November 28, 2021: Recently lost a friend in a horrible car crash. Makes me realize again how short life is. Charges pending. On the upside we have been going to concerts. Really lifts me up. Got to meet Nita Strauss and see the final Monkees tour. Alice Cooper was my best front row experience EVER. Fab Four and Clint Black were very good. More in the next 2 months.

UPDATE JULY 21, 2020): My Dad passed away today. He would have been 90 in December. Now there is just me...and my stepsister who was able to be with him last night. Cherish your loved ones. My mom passed away in October of 2018. I miss her every day. Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. This pandemic would have been hard on her..

UPDATE: In 2019 I met Chris Kroeze, Derek Jones, Alice Cooper and Todd Rundgren. I got to see Blake Shelton, and his awesome guests, Wynonna, and the Hollywood Vampires. Also Joan Jett & Heart, the Eli Yound Band, Gretchen Wilson & Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis and Sawyer Brown. Really looking forward to our VIP with Alice at the Christmas Pudding! Rock on!

UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2016. PLEASE keep in touch with those far away. You never know... My name is armadillogal...I live in New Mexico now but I was born and raised a cheesehead in Wisconsin. I am a diehard Packers fan!

I love my Geo Tracker...especially for geocaching! UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a Kia Optima as well as a pick-up truck. I live in the Land of Enchantment with my fiancee Jack and my "kids". All my kids have four feet and fur.


** I prefer my postcards NOT written on and sent in an envelope but if it's a stamped swap I acknowledge that and swap accordingly**

PLEASE though if you are sending them with other things in an envelope put them between cardboard so they don't get bent. It makes me sad when cards are ruined by this.

  • Prefer cats, manatees, valentines, zoos, other holiday cards, wolves, polar bears, hot air balloons, night city views, rock formations, castles, caves, space, native americans, waterfalls, sunsets, lightning, wild life, recipes, star trek, black and white art cards, old cars, route 66, old west, lions, tigers, all wild cats, great architecture, NPCW, classic rock singers, country singers, castles, rocks and minerals, neon signs, and unusual scenics...

  • No WIS, TX or NM cards unless you ask first-I have tons as I live in NM...No stadiums, maps, nudes, tear outs, 3 x 5's unless in my prefs...

  • PLEASE rate the swaps I send so I know you received. I never flake and if something gets lost I will try to replace it...I pride myself in being a faithful swapper.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, Native American, biographies, cats, Star Trek, some series books like Monk, Diane Mott Davidson, Castle, Murder She Wrote, J.A. Jance, Sneaky Pie Brown, Laura Childs scrapbooking books, Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, Garfield, Michael McGarrity, J.D. Robb etc. I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I have them all except the kindle ones.

Favorite Music

This is Tate Stevens... In 2013 I won a contest to go meet him. We also saw him in Arizona and met him there too. I saw him in Farmington for my birthday! I did this diamond painting of him from one of my pictures. Aaron Tippin is a long time favorite. I met Kathy Mattea as well as Billy Ray Cyrus. I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Tina Turner, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kathy Mattea & Sugarland are among my top faves. Recently saw GARTH.....and previously enjoyed Sawyer Brown, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Robert Mirabal. I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. It was great meeting him in Albuquerque! My first ever concert was the Jackson 5.

My favorite heavy metal performer is Alice Cooper.

The person I've seen the most is Ricky Lynn Gregg who is a country rocker from Texas.

Favorite Television

I am into Star Trek (Vulcan)RIP LEONARD NIMOY...

Longmire , NCIS, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Chopped, Shark Tank, Grey's Anatomy, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds, Ellen and The View. I grew up watching the Monkees and in the 90's I was hooked on Renegade, Highlander & Silk Stalkings. I recently found Firefly....I love it...and the Serenity movie...I want MORE!!! I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, animals on postage stamps, foreign stamps, smashed pennies, cat earrings, small posts or medium length dangly earrings....natural stone earrings, most anything silver or copper, tie dye t-shirts, life is good, elephants, Kliban cats, Boynton cats, Ziggy, Yoda, Tigger, Grumpy Cat, Cheshire Cat, Chessie Cat, glass, marbles, rock specimens, owls, zoo postcards, hat pins, pinback buttons, shrinky dink material, staz-on ink, fine-point sharpies, brads, clear dome stickers, two-sided tape, card stock, cat rubber stamps, shrink plastic, anything with old hot rods on it, Route 66, anything Green Bay Packers and geocaching supplies...I would love more deco tape with cats. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow....I can always use the short crew socks...for ladies shoe size 10. I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and some of the Firefly comic books or graphic novels....

Did I mention I love armadillos???) I have my very own pathtag!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Treasurer
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • Oddfellows Chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Munzee.com premium member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


Black licorice, stadium postcards, snakes, anything smelling of smoke, anise, slams and fbs, exchange slips, chain letters, gold jewelry ( wear it seldom as I prefer silver or natural stone), dark chocolate, dog stuff, anything damaged...


Comment: Thanks for my first Halloween card of the year. I will display it next to my indoor pumpkins.
Comment: Thank you!
Dustzappa rated for PTG: Animal Postcard on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card. She looks a lot like my Ella.
Comment: Thanks for the great song recommendations.
Comment: Thank you, Val! I love the kitty theme! Perfect choice for me! So happy you joined! : )
Comment: Cheesecake, yum.
Comment: LOVE love love this PC! The rainbows and plants are so pretty, thank you!
kydestar rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #234 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Excellent selection of postcards, thank you!
STUFFellaneous rated for WIYM: Bucket List PC-US only on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: I got it! I kid you not, but every few months I get a piece of mail that has taken months to get here. Sorry to have bothered you. Have a great day!
Response: yay!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: Happy Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Oo Happy Cruising! WHere are you heading and what shore excursions are you doing? I LOVE CRUISING!! xGabi
Response: Caribbean & Mexico and doing both dolphin and manatee/seal encounters...plus spice farm and one where I can walk out to snorkel
Comment: Thank you! :)
young46356 rated for TF: 3 for Me-USA on Aug 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the good stuff! Rich
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard, I’ve been there and it’s gorgeous!!!
Comment: Thanks for sharing. How was the concert?
Response: Alice in Lubbock was awesome!
jlink rated for WIYM: CELEBRITY POSTCARD #1 on Aug 27, 2023
Comment: unfortunately, I am deaf so I don't do concerts but my fiancé's and his son sure do. I do know Pink and like her personality.
Comment: Hi Val, thanks for the great shots, love your pics of mountains and sky and flowers — hope you’re having a great summer!
Response: just saw alice again!
Ikat78 rated for PTG: New Mexico Postcard on Aug 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the White Sands pc. I don’t have this one!! I took note of the dates you’ll be in ABQ. Maybe we can have a coffee!! I’ll be in touch. Thank you.
christywebb rated for LSRUS- 1970s Playlist Postcard on Aug 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Great list!
Comment: Hi Valerie ! Thanks so much for your picture of you with a really cute Seal, aww ! So glad you a blast on your cruise trip. It sounded fabulous! Have fun seeing the concerts for Pat Benatar, Alice Cooper. We had went to a concert July 8th and we got to see Cinderella, Ratt, and Vixen. Were they ever so good! What fun it was listening to them!
aurelas rated for PH: List 5 Series - Songs #2 on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: Good song choices! I have never heard Johnny Depp sing though so I'll have to check that out. And thank you for the Pusheen card--so cute!

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yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2023:

Wishing you a Happy First Day of Fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

RiverTopanga on Sep 3, 2023:

You're welcome for the birthday card. I'm sure it wasn't there on time...I apologize. I hope your day was as wonderful and. Beautiful as you 🙂 💜

fighterangel on Aug 27, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise gift for AATW August. I'm so excited to read it. It really made my day. Thank you!!

JazD on Aug 15, 2023:

Thank you for the birthday card. I'm not really a Longmire fan. I just learned about Longmire Days in Buffalo a few years ago. Have you gone to one of those? The card was very cute. Thank you again!

bostianh on Jul 17, 2023:

Thank you for the adorable gnome stuffy guy for AATW July. He is adorable and it cheered my day.🍄

SuperNay on Jul 9, 2023:

I LOVE the Flamingo flag!!! It is going on my front door for everyone to see who comes by my place. And fun stickers too!!! Thank you so much for granting my AATW July wish. I am so grateful and it arrived when I REALLY needed a pick me up so I so appreciate your thoughtfulness. :)

Poohtat on Jul 8, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW July deer postcard. I think Mule deer are so cute! Happy swapping

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2023:

Wishing you a happy and safe July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 29, 2023:

Wishing you a fun and safe Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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