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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

09/15/2020: After almost a YEAR I finally am getting that move done. I left Seattle, went back to California, and am now in Nashville. Who would've thunk??? Life is weird.

10/28/2019: I'm moving!! I've been in Seattle for 5 long years and it's time for a change. I'm headed east and should be settled in a new city within the month, hopefully! Any mail received after 11/03/2019 will be forwarded to my dad's house, and I likely will not get to it until Thanksgiving. Once I'm all moved in I'll get back into swapping. Thank you for filling my mailbox in Seattle after all this time!

09/04/2019: I'm going on a 3 week trip around southeast Asia starting in mid-September, so any mail received during that time will not be rated until I return in early October!


Hello! My name is Analise, and I live in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (with my German Shepherd/Rottweiler rescue, Rutherford) but I grew up in a desert in California, and spent 5 years living in Seattle. My favorite color is grey, and my favorite animals are sharks! I'm half Mexican, half Italian & Lithuanian, so feel free to write in any of the respective languages to help me learn. I've travelled to Canada, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, Russia (2018 World Cup!), Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea, and Italy. I currently have eight tattoos, and can't wait to collect more!

Favorite Books

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

I don't really have the attention span for reading anymore (argh) but when I can finally simmer down, I love postmodern literature (hence Greene!), and some modernist works (like Tennessee Williams).

Currently by my bedside are:

  • In Search of Captain Zero by Alan Weisbecker (surfing/travel memoir)

  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (kind of about applying economics principles to everything in the world)

Feel free to PM if you want to swap for either of these books. :)

Favorite TV/Movies

I don't have TV so I don't indulge, but I used to love documentary series on Viceland. Of the shows I have seen, my favorites are Will & Grace, Ink Master, Game of Thrones (except Season 8), Archer, Succession, and It's Always Sunny!

My favorite movies are Mean Girls, Pulp Fiction, and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliche but I do really love most types of music--alternative, dance, rap, reggaeton amongst my favorites. My shower playlist currently includes "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" by J Balvin/Bad Bunny, "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp, "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard, and “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton.

I try to go to shows often, and I go to Coachella every year (I grew up a few streets away!). Other festivals I've been to include EDC Las Vegas, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, 111 Music Festival, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza.

Favorite Crafts/Art

I would be so happy to receive postcards, stationery, unused stamps, and washi! My only request with postcards (excluding those listed in Dislikes) is that if you are sending blanks, please don't send any touristy/destination ones. I think it's weird to get a card of a place I've never been to if there isn't a note that shows the sender has been there or otherwise has a connection to it, if that makes sense? If it's written, though, then I am so happy with tourist cards.

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing (charcoal, pencil), painting (oil, watercolor), and photography.

My favorite artists are:

  • Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Steele

  • Illustration: Henn Kim, Apollonia Saintclair

  • Photography: Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Mapplethorpe

Likes

I'll get on the ABC thing too! Here's "just a few of my favorite things" not mentioned already:

A - 80s Advertisements / Amusement parks / Alcohol (bartender here) / Art Deco / Aviation (esp. vintage)

B - Ballroom Dance / Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Bunny Yeager / Burlesque

C - Camp (the aesthetic/style) / Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but I still love the iconography) / Chess / Classic Rock / Clouds / Coffee

D - Daggers / Del Taco (fave EVER) / Desert / Doughnuts / Drag

E - EDM / Eyeshadow / Expletives

F - Fairs & Festivals / Fashion / Film Cameras (I shoot 35mm) / Fireworks / Food / Formula Racing

G - Globetrotting / Guns (not in the NRA type of way... & oddly enough I'm a pacifist)

H - Halloween / Heart-shaped things / Herbal teas / Hiking / Hollywood Regency / Hotels

I - Iconography

J - Jazz / Jewels / Jukebox

K - Kit Kats / Kids (HA! Just kidding. Never having them) / Kings of Leon

L - LA Dodgers / Lavender / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Memphis (design style, not city) / Midnight / Money / Motorcycles / Mr. Men Little Miss

N - National Parks / Neon Signs

O - Okapis / Ombre / Opals / Otto von Bismarck / Outer Space

P - "Painterly" & "Photorealistic" art / Pasta / Peruvian Lilies / Pink

Q - Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about even though I don't understand it, LOL) / Quartz

R - Records (78s mainly but also have some 45s) / Reincarnation / Roses

S - Sailor Jerry / Sarcasm / Sewing / Skateboarding / Skulls / Snakes / Soccer / Surfing

T - Textures (you could send a picture of denim and I'd be happy!) / Triangles / Typography (fave font is Helvetica)

U - Unpredictability / Urban (yes? no? This letter was hard)

V - Vegetarian / Volleyball

W - West Coast / Wine / World War II

X - /

Y - Yoga / Yuletide

Z - Zombies (cute ones like pin-ups otherwise I get bad dreams, lol)

Dislikes

Please don't send items with religious or cutesy/kawaii imagery. I'm perfectly fine receiving vulgar, provocative, or otherwise obscene cards (in fact I encourage those)!

My least favorite colors are yellows and neon lime green. I'm embarrassed to admit they make me physically nauseous, lol! Not embarrassed to admit they're ugly anyway.

And please, please, one of my only true pet peeves is when someone misspells my name. I get that it is very unusual, but as I get older, it starts to bother me more to see people write "Ana" or "Annelise" when my name is literally typed out in front of them. Other than these few things, I am very easygoing and I am so happy to receive anything! :)

Non-Raters & Flakers

Others have this list, so it must be useful, right? Swapping is one of my favorite hobbies so I do put a lot of time, effort, and money into what I send to others, and it is disheartening when people kind of disrespect that by not rating and then ignoring messages with offers of resending, etc. I'm also kind of a "neat freak" and so I like keeping my Swap-bot dashboard tidy and with swaps regularly moved to the archive.

& I guess Flakers Hall of Shame...

Ratings

mb58ca rated for Looking Forward on Aug 19, 2022
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Comment: A zillion thanks for choosing to send this postcard! I LOVE IT, And I hope your visit to Vegas is a memorable one.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Sounds like you had a fun time there :-)
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies and for the wonderfully decorated envelope! So cool how you grew up not too far from me. Where do u buy your vintage stamps from?
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! we collect car cards...
armadillogal rated for CHWH ~ Summer Postcard Swap on Aug 17, 2022
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Comment: Nice sand dunes card-looks like our white sands but haven't been out there lately...thx!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun Nashville PC and the cute stamps!! I've always been obsessed with that 1c Tiffany lamp
pentar757 rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #132 on Aug 14, 2022
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Comment: Hi, Analise! Thank you for the lovely postcard and the very nice stamps. Richard
Shrita rated for Multiview postcard Swap on Aug 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the resend
rachelgogan rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #129 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: I love the galaxy post card! Thanks very much!
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Comment: This looks like a fun book of postcards :) Thanks for the oddball for my collection!
littlehana86 rated for Story on A Postcard May 2022 on Jul 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for sharing your story
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Comment: I dream of going to a GP!! Little envious here, haha. Your trip sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing it. I very much enjoyed the read.
Maddashin rated for tLB: Where have you Been? on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Hearts
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Comment: Thank you so much! I wanna go just to see all the groovy clothes! Im a vintage hound. Thanks for using the vintage stamps too! HOw were those bars? LOL
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Comment: Thank you so much
pintis rated for Black and White pc swap #109 on Jul 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard with the rockets!
ensigncelery rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #127 on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: I am nottt someone who is going to shame you for enjoying Tumblr, trust me 💜 And I spend a lot of time on freebies subreddits, so I also get you, there. I love this PC, by the way! Thank you for the fun swap!
isabellasnow rated for Sender's Choice #1 INTL on Jul 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Private Swap with Aspens on Jul 9, 2022
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Comment: Can you believe I just got your postcard! Thank you for the cool vintage one you sent. The picture reminded me of Cuba for some reason. Lol! You're lucky to be able to get so many old postcards. I'd be in vintage heaven!
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Comment: Thank you for the PCs and fun Alice goodies!

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

AlyssaLynnWrites on Jan 16, 2022:

Just here to say “hi, new bestie” 🤣🤣🤣

yvonne401 on Sep 7, 2021:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas

Christmas

grammypammy on Jun 3, 2020:

WnWHS ~ National Dairy Month

So sorry I haven't posted for this swap yet, but was out of town for the last 3 days.

Hugs, Pam

Poohtat on May 1, 2020:

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 26, 2019:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

amyscraftandmail on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland

Lisamarieforge on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile Disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland - one of my favourite books! :)

Alice Time for tea Vintage Alice

jenmcjen on Mar 24, 2019:

Hay I'm so happy you found and enjoyed it!

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