Sara and I have noticed the tendency for postcards to hang out together in the mail and arrive all at once. This happened today with two Postcrossing postcards.
This is from Suzanne in the Netherlands. She retired in 2020 and volunteers in the charity bookshop
Suzanne included these amazing stamps.
Janet sends Valentine greetings from Ohio. She planned to spend the day with her three dogs and a good book. The book she was reading
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix sounds quite good.
Janet also included the temperature (57°) which was much warmer than in Portland on that day (41°)
A very excellent Postcrossing haul.
For her birthday, I sent Sara this and two other postcards along with a gift certificate to
Buy Olympia. She sent this postcard right back. We both enjoy Nikki McClure’s work and we are both big on voting.
Sara mentioned that she’s been on Buy Olympia’s mailing list for a time, but she didn’t realize the postcard she sent me that got me to Buy Olympia was from that same mailing list!
“Worst episode to date!” Ariel reports. And I agree. As she said, it wasn’t funny and also was homophobic and there were too many new characters and too many scenes.
Bunhead Bros was better. It had Ben Siemon and both Ariel and I really like him. Plus, they did roller derby names.
Paivi tells me that Turku is the oldest town in Finland. She also gave me a picture of a library, and that’s always a very exciting Postcrossing day.
Makiko sent me this absolutely adorable postcard and enough information about the postcard series that I could find the postcards on Etsy and order some.
It’s from a series called Tabineko (she says it means “traveling cat.”) It’s the cute little black cat that travels and as someone who lives with little black cats, I am a fan.
Note from the future: Now that I have two versions of the series, I see that there are two cats. The cute little black one that pulled focus and the orange-and-black spotted one.
The stamps and stickers were lovely too.
Ariel celebrated that Boo wasn’t around during this episode.
We both didn’t enjoy the guest on Bunhead Bros.
Ariel didn’t love this Bunheads episode, though she did love the idea of Roman changing looks every episode without comment.
Zeeland, Corien tells me, is a province and it means “land in the sea.” It consists of all islands that are connected by bridges and dikes. She assures me it is very beautiful, and it does look lovely.
I also got a cute iguana sticker (plus a pig and a chipmunk you can’t see) and two very fun stamps.
Sara sent me this postcard before she dove into work for the day. She was hoping to get six days of productivity in the 8-10 hours she spends working. I suspect I know how that turned out.
Sara also has new sparkly pens.
I really like this postcard. The cutouts are so clean!
Ariel enjoyed episode 7, especially the line “The Oyster Bar is inevitable.” That line made me laugh too!
Episode 8. I found this to be a so-so episode and Ariel agreed. Ariel also commented that Michelle’s behavior while watching a play was appalling, and I agree. Also, the Sasha/Jordan dance was great.