Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2024 2:49 pm


Date Joined: October 11, 2008
Last Online: July 12, 2024
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Getting mail is my favorite thing :)

Hello I'm Elizabeth! I am retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Northern California. 34 proud years! I'm still trying to figure out civilian life and am having a great time :)

I love camping, playing on the beach, gardening (I'm obsessed with succulents), anything related to the great outdoors. Reading and listening to music, sometimes at the same time. Cos-playing at Comic-Cons with my daughter and granddaughters.

I have two wonderful grown girls and four beautiful grand daughters, Ava, Ellie Blue, Camille & Elara.

I lost my Whippets, Qi & Conan a little while ago. They were 14 and 15 years old and had wonderful pampered lives. I still have a hole in my heart :(
8/23 We got a kitten!!! We named her Ripley because she's a little badass. She's living up to her name on a daily basis. I love her so muchβ™₯

I think Yosemite, Switzerland, Alaska and Hawaii are all heaven on earth.

Favorite Music

I love classical turned up really loud on long road trips by myself. Bizet, Liszt, Dvorak

I love funk and jazz while I'm cleaning house and working in my little garden. Tower of Power, Edger Winter, Jaco Pastorius

I love rock and roll all the time. Rush, Yes, Van Halen, David Bowie, Queen.

Favorite Books

I like mysteries. Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Edward D. Hoch

I like science fiction. Phillip K Dick, Gardner Dozois, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ernest Cline, John Scalzi, Ben Bova

I like fantasy. Tanith Lee, Roger Zelazny, Marion Zimmer Bradley

I am listening to Scalzi's Old Man's War series of books on Audible. Fantastic!!

Favorite Movies

Don't get to see a lot of movies but favor sci-fi/fantasy and comedies. Most musicals. A good action flick once in the while.

Blade Runner, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Alien, The Fifth Element, Total Recall, Labyrinth, Guardians of the Galaxy/all the Marvel

When Harry Met Sally, Clerks, Coming To America, Young Einstein, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Beetlejuice, all the Monty Python

My Fair Lady, Rocky Horror Picture Show, West Side Story, Nightmare Before Christmas, Newsies, HAIR, Little Shop of Horrors

Road Warrior, Die Hard, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, The Bourne series

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of television because I'm an outdoors fan but I'm a sucker for the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel.

Star Trek TOS, Discovery, Picard, Strange New World, Doctor Who, The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Loki

Love watching cycling, Men's tennis, Westminster/Crufts and what little surfing is out there.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not a major crafty type but I'm good on the sewing machine (thanks Mom) and make things I can't always get my hands on. June is the madness of costume making for Comic Con San Diego in our house. My daughter and I keep telling ourselves that we do our best work under pressure:)


Postcards~Strong Black Coffee~Sighththounds~Lantern Press~Purple Roses~Local Music Concerts~Italian Food~Sea Turtles~Japanese Art~Clove And Cinnamon Scented Anything~Beach Combing~Chocolate Cake~Frogs~Being A Grandma~Tea With Honey~Lomonosov China~Black Panthers~Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans~Sticky Notes~Visiting Zoos~PostCrossing.com~Cheese~Squished Pennies~Dragonflies~Nice People~Yosemite~Plumeria Scented Lotion~Succulents~Getting Mail!!


I'm glad this list is small :)

White Chocolate~People Who Don't Use Their Turn Indicators~Modern Art~Black Licorice~Shabby Chic~Patchouli~Kawaii~FLAKERS :(


I'm an obsessive postcard collector. My kids say I have a problem but I just tell them that it's my job to keep the post office alive so they can keep sending me a retirement check:) I prefer my cards written on and stamped.

Any beautiful landscape, Mountains, Forests, Meadows, Savannas, Gardens, Seascapes

The Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights, Midnight Suns

Alaska, Hawaii, Switzerland

Whippet Dogs/Sighthounds, Horses, Big Cats/Lions/Tigers/Panthers, Sea Turtles/Sea Horses, Dragonflies, Birds of Prey

Surfable Waves, Cycling

Anything Post Office/Mail Related

Anything in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy realm

For blank postcard swaps I love any California cards, USA cards, native USA animals or flora, cars of any type, anything postal related. I've been Postcrossing for 15+ years and like a large variety for that.

To make things clear I don't like handmade postcards. I do appreciate the time and talent some people put into them but I've been burned bad by what people call art. A cut out newspaper comic or a piece of wallpaper is not a postcard to me. I also don't want third party postcards. Giving my name and address to some random company makes me feel like I have no control over who has my information. I prefer to make my own decision on who has that. I collect store bought postcards and try not to sign up for swaps that allow handmade or third party cards. Please save those cards for people who really want them! Thanks!!


Star Trek~ Star Wars~ Firefly/Serenity~ X-Files~ Marvel~ 4th Doctor Who~ Tim Burton~ Kevin Smith~ Doug Jones~ Alan Tudyk~ Phillip K Dick


Comment: will pass along. same here:/ thank you for the stickers:)
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and the super cute extra PC!
Comment: Thanks for sending these three pcs my way and for the stickers.
Comment: Thankyou:)
Comment: I received the cards for this round. Thank you for the extra stickers! I like them.
Jafferty rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #166 on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and cute extras!
Comment: Whoops, sorry for the late rate.
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I will pass them along.
Comment: Thanks for sending these cards my way and for the stickers.
Comment: Postcards received! I'll be sure they get passed on. Thank you for the stickers! 😊
Candace rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #164 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: They have arrived safely for the next round!
kssunlover1947 rated for Colorado Day PC swap on May 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Colorado card and your note. I haven't been to the whole state but I have been to the Colorado Springs and Denver areas several times. I would love to go back maybe someday.
Comment: Cards received. I'll be sure they are passed on. Thank you for the tuck-ins!
Comment: thanks for the swap, the extra and the memo sheets!
porpie5 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #160 on May 3, 2024
Comment: LOVE the horse pc! Made me laugh! Thanks for traveling PCs. They will get sent on!
bluecrayons rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Hi. I love the big flower .
Karinasilva rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard and I love the gorgeous flower sticker you added! Have a good day!
Comment: Thanks for the travelers, pretty stickers and list papers (love them!). Happy mail to be sure!!
Comment: Received! Also, thank you for the tuck-ins. These stickers are super cute and definitely my style!πŸ’•

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sleepykitty on Apr 13, 2024:

Thank you for the cute postcard for Postcard Roulette! I appreciate you picking me! πŸ“¬πŸ’ŒπŸ˜

syjterrell on Feb 27, 2024:

Thank you so much for sending home my RR Traveling PC from round #143! :D

HappyMom on Jan 12, 2024:

Thanks for sending home the card I started for RRTPC #133. It's always fun to see where they've travelled!

rosehippo on Dec 29, 2023:

Thank you for mailing back my round robin card!

HappyMom on Dec 27, 2023:

Thanks for sending the full RRTPC home that I started in Round 130 back in September! They're so fun to get back :)


HappyMom on Dec 8, 2023:

So glad you signed up for the Postcard Train! I hope others will too. Thanks Elizabeth!

Lolle on Oct 3, 2023:

I just read your comment about getting the Hairy Maclary books for your granddaughter ❀️. Hope she is liking the stories! Love from New Zealand, Carola

Whippet on Jul 7, 2023:

Gentle hug for you, understanding your heart ache of passing of your Whippets. They were long lived & gave you unconditional love, & passed over The Rainbow Bridge.

simcoe54 on Feb 16, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

bringitb on Jan 10, 2023:

Hey! Thanks for mailing back my completed postcard bag. =) It was really well traveled, my goodness! Happy New Year to you!

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