Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 8:02 am


Date Joined: June 2, 2013
Last Online: October 27, 2021
Birthday: November 8, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My day job is code monkey, but my favorite hobbies are low-tech.
I love postcards! Six-year-old me would be so. proud. of my collection. Sometimes when I need to feel quiet and calm I sort my postcards into different subcollections based on theme.
I crochet off and on and I've been at it again lately, working on a bunch of Star Wars amigurumi. I tried knitting but it was wayyyy too difficult for me. At least with crochet it's easy to rip out my mistakes.

Favorite Books

Lately I've been enjoying mysteries and Japanese novels, with an occasional Star Wars new canon novel mixed in here and there. A while back I read a listicle recommending several novels/authors from cultures other than my own, which got me back into the habit of reading. Now I read a bit every night as part of my bedtime routine. My Goodreads queue is intimidatingly long and keeps growing all the time.

Some books I've particularly enjoyed are Convenience Store Woman, Earthlings, The Midnight Library, There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job, the Aunty Lee mystery series, The Marrow Thieves, Jennifer Government, Real Food/Fake Food, The Dorito Effect

Favorite Television

The Handmaid's Tale, Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, The Walking Dead, The X-Files, Firefly, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Into the Badlands, My Cat From Hell.

I also like anime, although I don't watch as often as I'd like. My favorites are Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Uchuu Kyoudai, Attack on Titan, and Panty & Stocking.

My Favorite Things

  • sticky notes
  • washi tape samples
  • cute notepaper
  • postcards
  • cartoony aliens/little green men
  • kawaii
  • yeastken, rilakkuma, tarepanda
  • squirrels
  • cats
  • journaling cards
  • notecards (handmade or purchased)
  • galaxy/space themes
  • lime green, silver
  • metallic colors

Thank You, but I'd Rather Not

  • scents
  • tea
  • candy/food
  • religious items
  • ribbon
  • friendship books
  • kids' stickers
  • glitter


Favorite Themes
  • art
  • weird
  • funny
  • inappropriate
  • cats
  • squirrels
  • raccoons
  • feminism
  • US state maps
Prefer to avoid:
  • ad/free
  • handmade
  • zazzle if they're super-thin
  • real photos of sea creatures (illustrations are OK!)


theaestheticlistlessproject rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: The deadline isn't over and I already got it!!! April! This is such a lovely set of things that you chose for me. Thank you so much for all of it and I would use all of them very soon for journaling and pen pal letters.
Response: I'm so glad you like it!! <3
Ace330660 rated for A simple pc challenge —-intl #3 on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard !
Mimi7 rated for A Simple Postcard Challenge - #4 USA on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Hi April Thanks for the answers and thanks for sending me a cat card. :)
eevalah rated for ISS: Pick 3 on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you April for the papers! They're going to good use :)
Comment: Lovely PC -- thanks for the note.
TexyDeb rated for PH: List 5 Series - Favorite Scents on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: ha ha ha, cute postcard, thank you, I wish you love and health
SwapwithMisty rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #268 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Hi April! Thank you for your notecard. I enjoyed reading about your weekend! It sounds like you have fun with friends :) I am so curious about your week's meal plan and grocery order - haha! Thanks for the extras :)
Response: Haha it was nothing special - tacos, pancakes, two nights of soup, and some leftovers :D
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I love the bookmarks and cute postcard, thank you! I enjoyed the heart warming story about your kitty also. Take Care :)
Poohtat rated for CPG Daily Q's #9 - US on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and answers. I don't decorate much but I looked up the HD skeleton and now I WANT it!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Japanese novels are very interesting in their pace and syntax, but fun as well! -k
Comment: Thanks so much! I'm glad the kittens are acclimating! <3 Al
Comment: Aww, loved hearing about your new kittens!
Comment: Wonderful news about your kittens. Thanks for the card
sherylk3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Stress Relief on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: I like doing jigsaw puzzles also :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card! I like your answer, too!
Comment: I love this cat card - so beautiful! Oh...goodness...kittens are the best …just so entertaining to watch...give them a hug from me :-)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! I enjoy playing with my pets, too! Happy swapping!
marles rated for PH: The Weather, Right Now! on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Sounds like great rainy day fun :)

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Paige1900 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

Mugsie on Nov 11, 2014:

Happy (belated) birthday!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

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Omi on Jul 15, 2014:

FemShep is the BEST rolemodel ever. EVER. I mean, in the Crucible at the end, she hears Hackett and it's all "What do you need me to do?" I mean, she's already done everything! cough Anyway, yeah, who wouldn't want to be FemShep? I think even my husband would want to be FemShep. Hence why my next tattoo is going to be the N7. Also, looking at your profile, I think we might be kindred spirits.

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

latentsmile on Jun 7, 2013:

Decorate my profile with hearts. Enjoy!

Rainsembellishments on Jun 6, 2013:

Decorate my profile with... #20 ~ Hearts

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