Today’s postcards are ones I’ve received from other users on Swap Bot. I’ve probably received a stack 8 inches thick in the year I’ve been swapping there, so narrowing it down was tough. I have more than these as favorites, but I figured I’d quit with 10, or I’d be posting postcards for weeks.
I have a soft spot for Bela Lugosi, due to a relative. Ever see Plan 9 From Outer Space? No? I don’t blame you. But I’m guessing you’ve heard of it, it’s one of the more famous bad movies. Plagued with problems, Bela Lugosi died during filming. Ed Wood cobbled together what he could from footage, including his other movies, but it wasn’t enough. So he hired Tom Mason to be Bela Lugosi’s stand in. He wasn’t an actor, he was a chiropractor. And he was my Great Uncle Bob. True story. I apparently met him, but I was very young and don’t remember. his wife, my Great Aunt Margaret, gave me my first haircut. The only thing I ever really hear from my mother aobut them was that they were convinced they’d live forever.
This postcard came to me for a bizarre/unusual postcard swap.
This came to me in a random postcard swap, from someone who married a truck driver. I love swapping postcard because you get these wonderful bits of information. According to the postcard, this is not the Milky Way, because “We tried and tried but could not stand far enough away to get the shot.” This galaxy is M81.
This postcard cracks me up. I love these vintage drawing, or photos, with smart ass comments on them. If you know where to get these postcards, PLEASE PLEASE leave me a comment with where to get them.
Who doesn’t love Bettie Page? I love pinups, especially Bettie Page. She’s so beautiful.
This was for a sender’s choice swap (exactly what it says), sent to me from a yoga addict. The back of the postcard says “Urdhva Mukha Vrksasana: This posture, also known as Upward Facing Tree Post, has its primary focus a strengthening of the cat’s wrists. The wrists of a cat have a delicate structure that allow them to expertly grasp and manipulate cat toys or captured prey.”
Another sender’s choice swap, and I just love this postcard. I’m not sure what it is, or where it’s from, but it’s beautiful.
Jetoy! I wasn’t aware of Jetoy, or Moomin for that matter, until I joined Swap Bot. Apparently Jetoy is a planet where cats live. I don’t get it, but this is such a cute postcard. The postcard came to me in a damaged postcard swap, which is one I host fairly often.
Cute cartoon geishas on a blue background with flowers. Came to me for a themed swap for asian themes. I thought it was really cute.
This postcard makes me giggle every time I look at it. If you can’t really see it, it says “Oh my God you guys Nature is the Best!” and it looks like a campground form hell. There’s a hole in the lawn chair, with a booze bottle spilled on the ground, a squirrel with a sock on his head, someone passed out in a tent, booze being poured down an anthill, and a case of beer hanging in a tree. Much love for this goofy postcard.
Rounding out my favorites is a Dale Chihuly installation. If you’ve seen my pictures from my anniversary vacation in 2012, you’ll see many photos of Dale Chihuly works. In fact, the header graphic for my blog is a photo I took of the greenhouse installation at his museum in Seattle.
This is a photograph of the Missouri Botanicals Gardens installation. I don’t know what it’s called, and the person who sent me the postcard didn’t give the name of the sculpture, but she did mention it’s a neat place to go.