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Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: October 21, 2021
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 one half Mexican, one 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

  • Narconomics by Tom Wainwright (an analysis on the economics of drug cartels--so fascinating!)

  • Richistan by Robert Frank (was given by a friend to learn about wealth. Hmmm)

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), Chernobyl, Dead Set On Life!, 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 โ€œTennessee Whiskeyโ€ 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


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 - Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Burlesque

C - Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Clouds / Coffee

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

E - 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 / Hotels

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

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

L - LA Dodgers / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Memphis (design style, not city) / 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

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

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

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

U - Unpredictability / Urbanity / Unsaturated Fats (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)


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? At least for me, I'm trying to be more diligent about making sure my swaps go where they need to be. Swapping is one of my favorite hobbies so I do put a lot of time and effort 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 (which I do after I have both rated AND been rated). Since I won't be rated for these apparently, this is my way of moving some swaps to the archive.

& I guess Flakers Hall of Shame...


KatKit rated for How close can you get postcard swap on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: We used to visit Montana all the time. Good choice for this postcard swap topic. Thanks. Great stamps too!
Comment: I listen to oldies - blues, classic rock, and some prog rock. Great PC!
tatntole rated for Vintage tourist card #12 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the vintage CBS studios postcard.
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #267 on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your fun weekend with me.
suepier rated for Naked Map PC #18 on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great map of San Francisco.
brooklynbunch rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #89 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Some good choices for places to live. Thank you for the card! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Hi Analise! What a fun pc - Cheryl Ladd when we were all young! LOL! You are right, with being young, you maybe haven't had a lot of time to be sentimental but what fun when something stirs memories of your childhood! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
LibraryMaker rated for Cowboy Post Card Swap on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard! I have always wanted to visit Nashville and to see a show at the Ryman! :) Hope you're doing well!
allest03 rated for Alphabet PC swap โ€“ Letter E on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: This is such a neat city view card! I'll have to visit Edmonton sometime.
craftynut rated for Vintage tourist card #11 on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the very interesting postcard.
squince rated for SCATTS - P - Round 8 - US Only on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PC of Nashville. Would love to go there someday. I love hot food too, but not that hotโ™จ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ!
Comment: Thank you for the great card! I laughed out loud in the post office. Excited to check out those radio stations. Hope you had a great visit with your brother!
simcoe54 rated for Naked Building PC on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Lovely vintage pc. Thanks
JenZen5 rated for LSRUS Postcard With a Prompt #7 on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: I love the postcard you chose for me and my love of gardening. Thank you. I love the super power you chose and why. I hope you make your aspirations into reality. Do it! :) Take care.
craftynut rated for Naked City/Town PC on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing postcard.
cynaemon rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #86 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: HI, Thanks for the nice postcard. I'm not that big a Beatles fan, but the yellow submarine belt sounds like fun. My friend got me a vest with a piano keyboard on it, since I am a pianist. LOL. Take care.
Inkeltje rated for Museum Art PC swap #4 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the MOMA-card, I love it! We've visited the Guggenheim & the Met when we were in NYC 3 years ago. But it's so immense, we haven't seen everything by far ;-).
AZmom875 rated for S&T: Snake postcard on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Fun postcard, great message about snakes and your life.
ultracinematik rated for 4 PC's of People #3 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: I very much enjoyed opening this envelope of great PCs. Thank you for sending me some off the beaten path cards. I was excited to see the sub pop stickers on the envelope!

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yvonne401 on Sep 7, 2021:

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



Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because โ™ฅ

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!

christywebb on May 21, 2018:

This can't wait for my reply letter....I am OUTRAGED at the envelope art!! I had to keep rewinding my book on the way to work because I kept laughing and missing what was going on! I think you captured T.P. perfectly.

m3i5 on Apr 6, 2018:

Wow, thank you so much for all the beautiful stamps that you used to send back my postcard in send 4 keep 1 swap! :D

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