Comment: Thank you for sharing photos of your library! And congrats on your summer reading prizes! I actually work at a library. I saw a Haiku book in your picture that I might have to order for our branch! 😄
Response: You're welcome. I would love to work for a library. Actually, I did many years ago. Love to write haiku.
Comment: Thank you for resending to correct some of the missing requirements. Very much appreciated :-)
Response: So sorry I forgot to send the picture. I have resent the email to everyone, and have revised my comments so that you now have more than 2 sentences. Hi,
I am one of your partners for this swap. I just finished reading Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich. It is the 14th book in the Stephanie Plum mystery series.
In this book, Dom Rizzi, Joe Morelli’s cousin, has stolen 40 million dollars and spent years in prison. Now he is free and wants all the money for himself, so he finds a way to kill off his three partners. He has buried the keys to the treasure chest in Aunt Rose’s basement. Sadly, Aunt Rose is dead, and the house now belongs to Joe, Stephanie’s sometime boyfriend.
Now everyone in the neighborhood and out it digging up Joe’s yard and basement looking for the money.
Another fun book in this series. I highly recommend it. I enjoy reading about Miss Plum as I really identify with her character. I used to be a dispatcher for the Fillmore Police Department. I can appreciate some of the problems with which she has to deal. I love the way her cars always get totaled one way or the other. I like the way she has two boyfriends.
Best Wishes, Cynaemon
You're very welcome Hugsie. I'm not perfect. Sometimes I just screw up. I'm glad you pointed out my omissions and gave me a chance to correct them.
Comment: Hey Nathalie!
I just got a swap-reminder for this rating.. I'm so sorry for being late.. I truly thought I rated right away!
Thank you for your elaborate replies to my questions :) It was very fun to read! Especially abt. Christmas.. I seem to have lost my xmas enchantment the past few years (Im finding it harder and harder to see through the commercialism of it).. your answer made me smile :)
Comment: Thanks for the resend. I was looking for the board(s) in my swap-bot messages - never thought to look at my older email account. The boards are fun to look thru. Very creative ideas to do with foods:) Thank you for sharing with me.
Comment: I've read one of the books of the Stephanie Plum series (in Polish) and I got the impression that they are (sadly) poorly translated. It really spoiled the fun... I hope it's better in original version. Maybe I'll check out one day. :)
Comment: I have tried Constant Comment, it's a bit strong for my liking so I had a dash of milk to tone it down. I love Martinelli's mulling spices, I actually like cooking with them too! They go well on sweet potatoes and squashes.
Response: I hadn't thought of putting the spices on sweet potatoes and squash. Great idea.
Comment: I'm for Nissan Frontier! :D But I also understand your longing for the Porsche. As for me, any cabrio would be fine. I just love this kind of cars. The roadtrip you had was amazing. Sometimes, looking back, I think I was fearless a few years ago. Or was it just stupidity? ;) I think that when we age, the fear is growing with us.
Response: That is true. I think things are worse, or more scary now, than they used to be.
Comment: Dear Cynaemon, thank you for the letter, your garden looks amazing, I really can´t wait for the photos (my email: [email protected]). Sadly the dried flowers did not survive the journey:( but I still appreciate them!
Comment: I love that one: "When it comes to art it’s important not to hide the madness.". by Atticus. It goes to my collection ;) I do not burn my bridges, but I have put iron barriers on many of them. I even erased some of the maps. Haha.
Response: Love your response. Thanks so much. Glad you liked the quotes.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Love your poem. It seems very personal and beautifully reflecting feelings. I once heard the theory that you are not able to read in your dreams because part of the brain that is responsible for recognizing letters is inactive. It's obviously not true ;) Have a nice day!
Comment: I like your postcard and note. Thankfully you did put your swap-bot moniker but forgot to put the swap's name on the PC. I had to do a little digging to figure out this one. No worries though!
Response: I'm sorry, Selene. I thought I had put it on there. Yikes!
Comment: cynaemon, I loved receiving your email swap story and photo! Putting your BabyCat wishes on such a special tree is surely a blessing for you and the memory of your precious BabyCat as well as the memory of your grandfather!! Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for the swap. As I was reading, I was thinking 'this is interesting' then 'This seems familiar" and I realized we have had a couple swaps.
I wish I was a faster reader. It sounds like you read more in a month than I do in a year.
Response: Thanks. Yes, we have done a few swaps together. :)
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers.😀 “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” are two of my faves as well. Same here, I try to borrow them if I can from the library. One of my favorite apps is Hoopla, it’s a library app. You can borrow audiobooks,ebooks,music,movies and tv shows. It varies on how many you can check out, my limit is 6 per month. But you get to keep them for 3 weeks. I’ve found so many books I want to read.
Comment: Thanks for the swap.
I'm happy you had nice weather to collect your sample. After I signed up tor the swap, I realized that the ground here was frozen solid. I ended up taking a beach sand sample as well.
Comment: First, where did you find 1985 magazines?! :) Second, some of the Architectural Digest images are quite intriguing. Thanks.
Response: I ran across some old magazines when I was cleaning out boxes I had in storage. LOL I was tempted to send a cigarette ad. They still had them in magazines in those days. I get AD from the library, for only 10 cents a copy.
Comment: Enjoyed looking at the photos you shared. Looks like a fascinating exhibit at the Regan Library! Makalaure is adorable. That's good that you were able to catch him so that he can be safer as an indoor cat.
Comment: Thank you. Love your recipes. I absolutely love grilled cheese! Unfortunately, I am not able to eat food with flour at the moment. But i hope i will be able to try them one day! :) I can't resist the Apple Snickerâ€™s Salad one though. sounds yum. Might tweak the recipe a little so i can try them out this weekend.
Comment: OF COURSE it came. Mail delivery person had a large package they left on my south porch and there was your PC. You are indeed awesome. l love the idea of storytelling with a piano. You go grrrl and continue being awesome!!!
Comment: That's very cool, that a story you wrote was so well received! I would have loved to read it, but sadly I have to register to view the link you sent. Ah well, thank you for sharing! And congratulations! :-) EDIT: I tried clicking the link on the top of your profile when I popped by to make sure my rating was saved and. . . That link worked! I really enjoyed the story. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :-)
Response: Hi, I am so happy you found the other link. It is one of my favorite stories.
Comment: Yay! I got your tangle sampler yesterday. IT IS SO COOL! I love how you've made it look like a sun, with rays coming out randomly...well done! I want to color it, and I'll email you a photo of it when I'm done!
Response: So glad you liked it. And I loved your coloured version.
Comment: Personally, I think you are amazing to work this hard as a volunteer. It is hard not to see the complete goal as being satisfied. Also, I think people want to give, think about giving and just haven't got the resources. I know that funding has been cut for many programs and that people just don't step up. I am certain you bring joy with your playing. And you are right its not about the dollars. You have the heart. Thank you.
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I do love to play. :)
Comment: Thanks for a great list! I love that you had so many wonderful restaurants to share. I haven't written mine, yet, and am still struggling to think of a fifth. ;-) Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: You're very welcome. I think I left out a couple. LOL
Comment: A Etele and greetings to you all in the land across the sea. El sila erin lu e-govaned vin (with apolgies that I can't get the proper accents on my keyboard.)
Your life story is fascinating and I hope that one day I may be able to visit Tea And for the feast you offer. Guren glassui
Savo 'lass a lalaith
Response: My dear Lady Willowscloud, Thank you so much for your lovely reply. A star indeed has shone on the hour of our meeting. So few people here know my language. I look forward to having you visit Tea And one day. Savo 'lass a lalaith to you also.
Comment: Not sure this was the intention of the swap host, but it's not wasted on me. Very original! (Reply: yeah except Middle Earth isn't an existing country. PPS. I am giving you a compliment. Take it.)
Response: Hi, Pouffia, I kind of went with what other people did for the swap. They just talked about food from their countries. In fact, most of them sent very short messages. Thanks Pouffia. You are the best.
Comment: Hello C. Nathalie! Thank you for an awesome recipe! I already tried it & thumbs up to you! It's so yummy! I too, love apples & have many recipes for them. My most favorite apple recipe, is for Apple pudding. Is it ever so delicious!
Comment: Wow, your board is hilarious. It was so interesting looking at the different boards and the different tastes, what parts of the stories different people connect to. Thanks so much. I LOVE Harry Potter!!
Response: I love Harry Potter too, but much more into Middle Earth. I loved comparing the two.
Comment: First i have to give her a 1 for this swap.
Then she offerd to resend a card in 2009.
A few weeks ago she contact me again (may 2016) and now i recieved her swap pakkage.
I get 2 beautiful cards and a letter with a story about her cats.
Thank you for your swap. I love the cards.
I give you a hart for it because it is extra special to recieve a beautiful swap after such a long time.
Update - 17 July 2016 - Wonderful! Dieuwertje has contacted me, and I will be getting this swap out by the end of the week! Thank you Dieuwertje.
Thank you so much for your kind rating. I am super glad you liked the postcards and stories about my pets. My BabyCat was so special. And sweet BugBug is now 19. Best Wishes, Cynaemon
Comment: Thank you for the hand made PC...he's a little young for me hahahaha! The beach is a 2 minute drive from home and soon all tourists will be gracing the sand. We are allowed here now as women to go topless on the beach, but after 2 years the novelty wore off and nobody bothers anymore...but at least women now have the right to do so.
Comment: Thanks for the fun looking coloring postcard. Part of it is warped & bent, probably because the other one that you enclosed was glued to the envelope and difficult to get out. Just thought I should let you know. I suggest using clear packaging tape next time and double sided tape for the p.c. I look forward to coloring my part of your postcard. ~ Cari
Comment: Received your cookbook today. Thank you so much. I have found a few recipes in it already to try. I understand what you mean by having a hard time finding these cookbook now, they are very hard to find all of a sudden. Thank you again.
Response: You're very welcome. I am glad you found some good recipes in it.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It's awesome you actual been to the Bahamas! Thank you for telling me I can use shrimps instead of conch, I've been searching for conch for 2 weeks now and I can not find it here. Even the seafood trader says it's not possible.
Comment: I love the way you did your tree. I wish I had thought to do mine in color. It turns out so pretty. I still tend to do all my Zentangle in black and white. I need to get out of the box.
Thank you so much!
Comment: Wow this did confuse me at first because the doodles fit so well I actually thought they were just part of the photograph of the room it took me a while to realise you'd drawn them on! Very accurate!
Response: Thanks Helo. That is why I picked that picture. It was mostly all in grey. I added the colors.
Comment: It's your brain, your elf-fixation means something but I'm not a shrink. If you WANT to write about the real world (and ti live in it) you can. Imossible to tell from your email what world you live in.
Response: Thank you. I happen to like the world in which I live. And my answer to this swap was meant to be a spoof to combat the overly serious writing of some of the other people in the swap. I personally do not WANT to write about the real world. I write FICTION! I assure you there is NOTHING wrong with my brain. I happen to be quite brilliant. And I love my elf-fixation. I do NOT need a shrink! Lighten up. Swap-bot is supposed to be fun.
Comment: Hi Cynaemon! Your lock & key diary is **AWESOME**!! I truly don't know what to say because it is above and beyond what I expected! Every page is unique and it will be lots of fun to start filling it out! Thank you, thank you! You deserve two â™¥!! Happy Swapping!
Response: I am really glad you liked it. I liked it so much I didn't want to sent it. LOL. So I ordered one for myself.
Comment: First of all, I love that you run your entries together in your journal. I keep reading in journaling books that you should start a new page for each entry but they never say why! Seems like a waste of space to me. (: Your perfect day sounds so relaxing, and the tea room sounds like a cute little place. Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're very welcome. I must have been feeling stressed that day. I do have a lot of exciting perfect days too.
Comment: Thanks for the story, it did have a twist I didn't expect. I also thought until the end that Blackie was a dog; perhaps a word earlier that he's a cat would be good since cat/dog is not the twist.
Response: But then the fact that he was a cat was a nice surprise.
Comment: Thank you for a great journal page and package. You did a much better job than I did sticking to things that were actually alive. I also really appreciate thenhandmade envies. What a nice treat. Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. This was a challenging swap, but fun. Glad you liked the envies.
Comment: Fantastic!!! I felt like I was reading a novel, which I guess I was actually. It was very creative, really engrossing and intriguing, a very special take on the challenge. Thank you for bringing such a unique writing style to the challenge and to the group! :)
Response: You're very welcome. I am so glad you liked my writing. I look forward to doing more of these challenges. And thank you for hosting them.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. What you did was gutsy, sharing with others! It amazes me how many people who do not sear glasses suddenly need readers! As for meaning, it is in the eye of the beholder, or would that be heart of the reader? I truly enjoyed your letter and the poem you chose.
Response: Hi, Marie, Thanks so much for your lovely response. I love sharing my work with others.
Comment: Magical, magical, magical. I love how you covered most everything inside folded paper. It was like a literal unfolding of a connection with you. Given your own lovely poem and your obvious passion for poetry, I would have been thrilled if every pocket was poetry-related! The gold leaves are confusing but I absolutely love that you did a tarot reading for me and included an itinerary. I've had that on my wish list forever and yours was the first. We do get your way now again so how fun! The doodle pages, valentine fragment and stickers are cute, but your own doodling with those three words was beautiful.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind response.
Comment: Thank you for card and information. It must be fun to have films shot in your town. They shot a few scenes in Oak Park, IL when I lived there, even at home of a friend. They used my children's middle school for one film.
Response: That is cool. They film in Fillmore all the time. We even have a Film Commission in town.
Comment: Thanks for the mini-journal, I read it and almost had to go to STarbucks because I am a person who is very susceptible to suggestion (bad new when I read about alcoholics) But I have self-control and didn't go to Starbucks, the one in town doesn't really have people who hand out a long time.
Response: It is the only place around here to hang around or I probably wouldn't go so often either.
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I love that we chose the same set and our stories were so very different. I loved yours for its strong emotions--especially the longing. A great use of 8 minutes of your time!
Response: Kate, thanks so much. You always say the loveliest things. Yes, it was truly neat how different our stories were even with the same set of word. :) Love doing these 8 minute swaps. I think I will work on the other set of words too.
Comment: Thanks for the story section. I'm a lover of Lord of the Rings and your channeling Tolkein is fascinating, including spelling "elve" and writing a discrete physical love scene between a human and an elf/ve.
Response: Thanks June. I am so glad you liked it. I loved the way it turned out.
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extra little notebook. It is so cute, I will need to find something special to use it for. I liked your paragraphs. Do those characters belong to a book you are working on?
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a beautiful journal! The cover is perfect! I can't wait to see what all the prompt are as I go through the days! I have paged through and it looks like I will have a lot of interesting things to ponder! Such great quotes too! And pictures! Thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into my journal! I love it!
Comment: Thank you so so much for the Santa card. I love Santa! Oh this one is so cute. And I love the page you included. The animal patterns are awesome. I can totally use these. Thank you so so much.
Comment: I don't know if t his the right swap because you didn't put down the swap name. Shirley I just received another Christmas card from you saying it was for the Holiday Int'l card swap. I don't know what or to whom the card was for. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I have started a collection of Nativity's from other countries that we travel to. I bought several in South America when we were down there a couple years ago. Have a Merry Christmas! ðŸŽ†
Comment: Thank you Nathalie! Your card is beautiful! The vintage recipes sound yummy! I liked the cute Christmas paper and the awesome vintage PCs! Your letter was lovely! I really enjoyed reading about when you took your Grandmother to see Santa! What a wonderful memory! I will keep my eyes open for music PCs for you! It was a pleasure swapping with you! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :)
Response: And thank you for being such a wonderful person. I always enjoy swapping with you. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas Card :) Santa pulling a christmas tree with a penguin is so cute! Thank you also for the Christmas Ephemera! I will definitely make use of it in my planner!!
Merry Christmas!! <3
Response: So glad you liked it and the ephemera. Merry Christmas
Comment: Good luck! I can imagine your computer problems. My husband's computer just died the other day and he has been a mess. Make sure you back up to the cloud or a flashdrive! Again, good luck with your writing!
Comment: Here's a heart to encourage you to keep your eyes on the prize! As for that research paper -- words are words and this is a first draft. Look for a way to incorporate them into the story. Or add them with a directional note: this represents the scene where xyz will happen. Remember. a first draft isn't perfection. It's something to later craft into brilliance!
Response: Thanks for the great idea Felicia, and also for the heart.
Comment: Sorry it gave you trouble, but looks like you made it work in the end. Funny thing is, I have shopping carts in several chapters of my NaNoNovel--how did you know? heehee! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement! Good luck with your writing!
Response: Thanks Kate. I finally did figure out what I was doing. I like the photobucket site. I think I will be using it for other things. I love that you have shopping carts in your novel. I may have to write one into mine. :)
Comment: Hello, I was just going through old swaps and realised I hadn't rated you for this one. I am so sorry, I've overlooked this by mistake. Thanks for sending me your lovely board with maps - esp. love the LOTR ones!
Response: You're very welcome. I am really glad you liked the board. Best wishes,
Comment: Ohmigoodness, you totally went above and beyond on this one! Your journal is amazing - I'm going to have so much fun reading all of it. It's exactly what I love in a journal - chatty, eclectic and full of bits of this and that! And thanks so much for the goodies - I love them all! :)
Response: Super. I loved doing this journal, although I did get a bit carried away. I actually made one for myself too. My BFF thought I was crazy. I use all the pics and things for inspiration for writing, drawing, etc. And I love Hello Kitty. :)
Comment: Even though he's not a character you created from scratch, it's one you heavily expanded and transformed in your own AU. It was s neat to read about him and see the type result. I'm glad you enjoyed the exercise! I hope it helps in your writing.
Response: Hi, Kate, Thanks. It was a really interesting exercise.
Comment: What a cool board! I love that you were able to find so many that fit your theme, and some of them are really beautiful. Thanks for putting so much effort into creating such an interesting and lovely board.
Response: You're very welcome. I really loved the white horses. The warg was cool too.
Comment: thank you for sharing your board. Wow I just emailed you about not finding your message for a board and then it immediately appeared in my messages? Sometimes I think the message area doesnt update as it should?
thank you :)
Response: Hi, Rose, You're welcome. LOL. I just PM'd you again.
Comment: Great Pins! You brought a smile to my face on all of your pins. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Now I want to go with Uncle Thorin for ice cream:-)
Please accept my apologies for my delay in rating.
Comment: Hey, nice internal rhyming! Well done. I definitely didn't know all the characters, but learning about them through your creative list was lots of fun. Great job!
Response: Thanks Kate. You challenged me to make my list rhyme too. I have to learn about some of these other fandoms, and get to know other characters. But I will probably always just write about Middle Earth. That is where my heart is. :) And my elve. :)
Comment: Hi, Cynaemon! Thank you so much for the wonderful summery party items :) I love that you wrote such a detailed letter. I very much enjoyed hearing what you do during the summer. I was born in Long Beach, California and lived there until I was eight years old, so I recognized many of the places you wrote about.
Happy Swapping, Penelope :)
Response: Hi, Penelope, so glad you loved it. Haven't been to Long Beach in ages. I bet you wouldn't recognize it now. LOL. Have fun with the goodies. :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your card art board. I loved it!
I use this board for inspiration and I surely repined a lot of inspiration from your board.
Response: Thanks Ellie, I am glad to know you were inspired.
Comment: Sorry for all the hoops to jump through to get this to me, but I really enjoyed it once I got a chance to read through it--much longer than required! :-) Great dialogue and character interactions.
Response: Thanks so much. I am really glad you liked it. It was great fun writing it. Sorry about all the probs too. I didn't think about writing.com not letting you view an adult rated item.
Comment: Such a neat idea to put together a board of flowers from a mythical world. I really enjoyed exploring this. Thank you!
â€œHe told them tales of bees and flowers, the ways of trees, and the strange creatures of the Forest, about the evil things and the good things, things friendly and things unfriendly, cruel things and kind things, and secrets hidden under brambles.â€ J.R.R. Tolkien
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comment. :)
Comment: Love it! Blue and purple are two of my favorite colors, and I love the jewels on the raindrops :-) Also, the card is lovely. My birthday was last month, so not all that far off, really, plus I ADORE lighthouses. Thanks! (writing this comment while in the middle of a thunderstorm, FYI!)
Response: Thanks so much for your loely rating. I really enjoyed putting that one together. Just finished number 4 and will be mailing it off in the morning. Be careful in the thunderstorm. Better turn off the computer.
Comment: Thanks for your letter & various additions (I heard a fly buzz has long been a favorite Dickinson poem of mine). And I like the red wheelbarrow so much I've made a wall hanging quilt showing it with the poemon the quilt. We seem to have similar tastes.
Comment: A million hearts. Your poetry is beautiful and you decorated the pages and you sent extras. You totally made my day!
Response: Big smiles! I am so glad you liked everything, especially my poetry. My favorite one so far is "Dreamer". The decs are little bits of inspiration for your poetry. Thanks so much for hosting this and letting me participate.
Comment: Thanks for your letter, Nath -- we have very, very different tastes. But that's one of the great things about swap-bot, sharing our various kinds of information. Thanks, too, for the very neat envelopes.
Response: Thanks June. Yes, we are very different. That is why I love getting you as a swap partner. It is always interesting to see what you are doing too. Glad you liked the envies.
Comment: Thanks for sending! Not 50 pages, but definitely 50 sentences spanning both stories. The book has a strange scent to it (glue?) so I'm letting it air out a little before a second reading. Very clever modifying an old board book. Thanks for the extras as well!
Comment: Great boards! Those are all really good movies. What movie were you in?
Response: I was in Almost an Angel, starring Paul Hogan. It was a really fun experience. I was just one of the extras walking up an down the street. They filmed on Central Ave., about 2 blocks from my house. :)
Comment: All 3 of the LOR are my favorite movies... Own them on Blue-ray and watch over & over..... :) Sorry the "heart" ck mark didn't take the first time...glad you sent reply or would have not known.....enjoyed your boards.
Response: I wish I had Blue-ray. Can't wait 'til the last Hobbit movie comes out.
Comment: WOW, Cynaemon....You sent me an awesome little package of envelopes and a great orange ATC card! You're right, how cool it was to find text that had the word "orange" in it!! Bonus points for you!! I really like all the envelopes you made. My daughter just started in the field of Interior Design so they have special meaning to me. I thank you so much!! Chari
Response: Chari, Thanks so much. I am thrilled that you loved everything. I may have to join the other swaps. Need to look for the word red. I am thinking of trying to find the word for the color for each ATC.)
Comment: I'm so sorry for this extremely long wait to be rated--I just found your letter in a crack in the desk in my office where it had slipped last year!! I enjoyed the letter, and really feel bad about not rating you right away.
Comment: Thanks for the answers to this swap; I think if I weren't a long term serious Lord of the Rings fan, I would not have enjoyed a fictional response to the questions; but, in fact, I did enjoy reading it. And thank you for the envelopes, they're unusual and fun to have.
Comment: Awww. Two lovely boards of cats and a few others :-) I love the variety of kitties showing all their different sides and the fact that you included art and fictional cats as well--some were just beautiful, but there were so many I wanted to snuggle! I love that both my partners this time around sent me cat boards :-) Even though this was a day late, I'm going to give you a heart because you sent two boards <3
Comment: Thanks for sending. It was a little hard to read (swap-bot takes out single returns; spacing might have helped). I really enjoyed reading it. It's not a pairing I'm used to, but it was great to see your take on it. Cheers on getting the words in there! Hope you had fun.
Comment: Thanks for your thoughts. I could relate to a lot of them, especially saying â€œI donâ€™t know, I havenâ€™t written it yetâ€ and that the most exciting story is the one in your head. Thanks for sharing!
Response: See? You know you are a writer too. Love reading all your fun things. :)
Comment: I loved your Zazzle postcard - I smiled when you wrote, " You were kind of obsessed with Sauron." Lordie, he so creeps me. He was the only book in the Chose Your Own Adventure Series that I could always escape from (without cheating or dying). I think it was cause I was scared s------- of him!
Response: LOL. I love your comments. You will have to read my new NaNo slash story. Sauron is actually a "good" guy. :)
Comment: #619: ANYTHING else? ;)
LOL, great board! I 've been to NZ in 1990 prior to all The LOTR/Hobbit hullaballou, but a Swap-Bot penpal graciously sent me pics of her later trip there to Hobbiton. And I am pretty sure no Elf would ever teach me archery, my first teacher I accidentally shot. Great Board!
Response: Cool. I hope I can go to NZ someday. Woulod love to see Hobbiton.
Comment: I enjoyed your write up (and love your handwriting, by the way). I have been wanting to read a Julia Cameron book for a while, maybe I will check out the one you mentioned! Thank you for the papers! Sorry my review is so late, your letter ended up in the pile with my longtime penpals :)
Response: Hi, papermoon, Thanks so much for your lovely response. Glad you enjoyed the papers also.
Comment: Great that you went fanfiction with this. I'm not sure I can picture Sauron enjoying applesauce, but it makes sense that he'd have some favorite foods, so why not applesauce? heehee I like that preparing it was the focus and then we got to see it as part of a whole meal. Thanks for sharing and for the envelope extras. Awesome!
Response: Hi, Kate, Thanks so much for your great comments.
Comment: Thanks for your letter and the extras. It was a thought provoking read. I found this to be a very enlightening exercise myself.
Response: Thanks. I really enjoyed doing this swap too, although it took me much longer than I expeccted. I really got into thinking about it and how I write, and what influences me. Glad you liked the extras.
Comment: Arboricole. I learned a new word today and its a great one. I love your page that you sent and the envelopes you added were great too. Unfortunalty the postman decided to roll my mail up and wrap it with a rubber band for some reason but a few days in a heavy book will straighten your swap out. I hate it when they do that, lol. Thanks for the great swap!!!
Response: Thanks so much. that was a new word for me too. I am inspired to find more like it. Sorry about the postman rolling it up. (Grrr!)
Comment: Omg! Thank you for sending me the tea. I absolutely love Twinings and I'm glad you sent the other tea bag as well :). I have never heard of it and I'll be thrilled to try it! I loved your note and the info that came along with it. I absolutely love black tea and it'll be very interesting to try something local :).
Comment: There is just NO way I can tell what where you interest lies after reading this funny board! I love a good sense of humor and you surely have one. I like the elf saying "dude watch the hair" the best. Thank you for joining in this swap. blessings, ellie
Comment: I really enjoyed your writing~ It was interesting, cute, a bit unexpected (in a good way) and in a style that I really wish I could write in. (I'll send my feedback and further comments in an email.)
Comment: Hey! It was great to read a journal entry from you. If you're ever in town, send me a message and I'm sure we could get together! I live pretty close to El Cajon, so that would be easy enough. :)
Response: Thanks Nikotine. Really glad you liked the journal. I never drive past Huntington or redondo these days because of the traffic. I love driving down PCH though. Maybe we could meet up in one of those places sometime.
Comment: Great card but I hate to admit I had to put on my glasses to see the pictures, old eyes. LOL
Response: Sorry. LOL. Next time I will send a magnifying glass. I really like that PC though. So many fun places. And also, as you will note, my first name is C. and those are all scenes in California. :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter. It was a very fun read, and the tea smells like heaven! <3 Also, thank you for the envies. I'll make a good use of them :3
PS. You're a great example of that even a user with many 1s can get back on track and be a good, reliable swapper. I'll remember who to accept when I host ;3
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
Comment: Wanted to let you know that the link via email didn't work for some reason but I've been on your pinterest before so I easily found your 'travel and vacation' board. I love that all your boards revolve around Middle Earth. :)
Response: Thanks so much. and I will check that link.
Comment: You seem like such an interesting person. I am fascinated by the fact that you write slash fanfic (I used to as well back in the good ol' days) and kind of want to be your best friend. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Hi, Nikotine. Thanks so much for your lovely remarks. :) And for the heart.
Comment: Hi Cynaemon! I have never seen London, either - I thought they moved the bridge to AZ! Yes, I love the card! I don't know how you can get everything done just being part-time, but at least you have a job! Happy summer!
Comment: First of all, just let me say that I absolutely don't mind that all your Pinterest boards are Middle Earth based. That makes it fun. Second, I loved your boards! If I could give you more hearts I would! And just let me say, those were some sexy pin-ups you sent! **hugs**
Response: Hi, Drgngirl, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I love making my Middle Earth Pinterest boards. I have to have some fun in life. And I love my sexy elves. :) Best Wishes,
Comment: Please forgive me. I didn't mean to offend. You have a very nice collection of Pintrest boards. I appreciate that you chose to go with a non-tradition view of the subject matter. Thank you for sharing your view of life with us.
Response: Thanks CrayonMom. It did say our interpretation, so I am glad you appreciated that. Best Wishes,
Dear Crayon Mom, There is nothing to forgive You did not offend me and I didn't mean to sound like I was offended. You are really a sweet person and I enjoy seeing you in the swaps and participating in the ones you host.