member of Swap-Bot since March 3, 2007!
10/15/18 I've got something personal going on and not sure what the outcome is going to be yet. I hope to find out by Oct 26th though. Until then, I've dropped all the swaps I'm in. I don't think I could give the proper attention to them and it's better for me to drop than to half ass even a postcard swap. Once I know more, I'll post it here. Until then, I'm asking for any prayers, positive thoughts, etc to be sent my way. Thank you.
10/17/18 So ^^^ that. I got a call from my local breast center that I need to go in and have a mammogram redone. I had a yearly done last week. I was too flustered to ask and they didn't say if something was seen or did they get a bad shot. Where I went is in my obgyn's office and they don't have anyone to read them as they're being done, so they are sent to the nearby breast center. Talked to my sister who had an issue a few years ago. She said based on when and where they are sending me, it's just a redo of the mammogram. That had they seen something questionable, they would have had me in that day and at the cancer center. So now I've calmed down a little...actually, a lot.
Hello and Welcome to my profile! If you are here just to have a look around, enjoy! My profile is an almost constant state of change! profile updated 10/18/2018
My name is Mikki!
I am a 41 yr old married mom of 3 kids and married for 18 yrs. I am a S@HM. Currently living in Montgomery, Alabama but I am originally from a small town in Louisiana. I moved here in 1992 with my parents and 3 siblings.
As a person, I am very eclectic. I like a lot of shit. I cuss a lot. I like to wear tshirts and jeans. I'm a HUGE geek. I can be very sarcastic and snarky. I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I have many different obsessions. I love coffee and drink it black. I also love tea. My favorites are Earl Grey and Tazo Zen. I recently purchased Vulcan Spice from Adagio Tea and it's great. I love sushi and could eat it everyday. I have a few health issues (hypothyroidism, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, anxiety, insomnia, depression, high blood pressure and cholesterol) but I don't let it get in my way.
I've been collecting stamps and postcards since I'm 8 or 9. My biggest philatelic accomplishment is filling the small stamp book I got from a school book order (Troll I think) in the 3rd grade. Took me over 20 yrs to complete it. I last counted my postcards about 3 yrs ago and at the time, I had a little over 3000. The count is probably closer to 4000 now.
I love swapping here. I started on Yahoo groups around 2002, then moved to Live Journal, which is where i found out about Swap-Bot. I mainly swap postcards now, but I will occasionally do other swaps. I believe in rating as required and will do it. After being on this site for 11 yrs, I'm trying to learn to be less worried about what other swappers do and say in the forums and more concerned with my swaps. But sometimes it's not that easy to do. Sometimes I let my current mood get the best of me and let the snark out. I know there are some people here who don't like me, but meh...I'm not here for you nor can I please everyone.
I am a devotee of Hekate for close to 15 yrs now. I am a Witch. I walk with the Goddess and I honor Her on a daily basis. I walk a fine line between the dark and the light. I've been a Pagan for 30+, practicing for well over 20. I consider myself Eclectic. I will not and do not hesitate to do what some consider darker magic.
Random, specific things that I love: my husband and kids, Star Trek, horror movies, Vincent Price, black cats, bats, thunderstorms, Star Trek, the smell of patchouli, Star Trek candles and incense, fabric, the color black, the smell of old books, Ancient Egypt, old cemeteries....
My geek girl randomness:
* Star Trek
* Doctor Who
* Sherlock BBC
* Nightmare Before Christmas
* It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
* The Golden Girls
* The Avengers
* Star Wars
* Mars Attacks
* The Walking Dead
* Leonard Nimoy
* Brent Spiner
* Sir Patrick Stewart
* Benedict Cumberbatch
* David Tennant
More about my favorite fandom, Star Trek. For those who don't know me, I am a HUGE Trekkie. So basically anything Star Trek sent to me is a HUGE plus. I was lucky enough to meet Brent Spiner and LaVar Burton in 2016. While I have no favorite episodes, I do have favorite characters. And here is a list:
TOS: Bones and Spock
TNG: Picard, Data and Q
VOY: Capt Janeway and The Doctor
DS9: Quark and Odo
ENT: T'Pol and Tucker
DIS: Tilly and Staments
I am always looking to do private swaps for Star Trek stuff.
PLEASE do not send any extras in swaps. I appreciate the thought. I do not have the space for storing extra bits and bobs which will most likely be tossed out. Please save your money on me and send them to someone who may use them. I also, I rate on the swap itself, not on extras sent. I always have and I always will.
Also, if I have not rated you for a swap, please do not hesitate to message me about it. I usually put my swaps (which are mainly postcards for now) stacked on the counter near my laptop. Sometimes, my hubby will move them without letting me know, so I will forget to rate them. I usually try to rate them right away, but I can forget.
If you're going to be late sending a swap, just tell me. I would rather you communicate with me than say nothing at all. Believe it or not, I'm pretty understanding and forgiving! Also, a small pet peeve of mine is that you please spell my name correctly, especially on postcards. My name is Mikki, no Mikkie or Nikki. My name is spelled correctly on my address information and I would greatly appreciate it if you spell it appropriately.
Disclaimer: This is not a shopping list. If you have me as a partner in a swap, I am not at all expecting you to send me any of these things. (If you choose to it will obviously be much appreciated.) This is more of a guide of things I like and would like to have!!
I am looking for End of Watch by Stephen King. Used is fine. I need the hardback and with removable dust jacket shown to match the other 2.
aside from things on my dislike list at the bottom of my profile, there are few things I would prefer not to receive.
My current craft obsession is crochet and perler beads. I am currently working on a Star Trek shawl. Here is my Pinterest board of stuff I've made.
Things I collect:
* Anything and everything Star Trek.
* Funko Pop Figures...I have an Amazon wishlist of the ones I want!
* stamps, specifically looking for 90s to current series, used
* postcards. Love the vintage from flea markets, etc.
* Classic Movie Monster items, esp. Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and His Bride
Anne Rice, bats, black cats, Bride of Frankenstein, crochet, candles, Dracula, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allan Poe, full moons, Frankenstein, flea markets, fabric, ghosts, Halloween, horror movies, incense, quilting, quilts, ravens, Rue Morgue, Star Trek, thunderstorms, thrift stores, tattoos, Universal Movie Monsters, vampires, Vincent Price, witches, yarn, zombies
Five Finger Death Punch, Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, AFI, Tiger Army, The Misfits, Elvis, Stevie Nicks, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams Sr, Hank Williams Jr, Alice in Chains, Volbeat....a good bit of the grunge music from the 90s and the 80s hair metal. This list could get too long.......
Star Trek, Anything with Vincent price, Dracula (1931), Frankenstein....all Universal Classic Movie Monsters basically.......Practical Magic, Nightmare Before Christmas, all Star Wars, all Lord of the Rings,Legend, Mists of Avalon, Alexander, Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned. I LOVE horror movies.
Star Trek, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, Firefly, Game of Thrones, The Flash, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Bates Motel, Justified
Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz
please no tarot cards. I do not read them or collect them.
the smell of vanilla, cucumber or melon (i.e. candles)
things that say "diva" or "princess"
I can't wear post style earrings. I have 0g holes in my ears. I can wear hooks and some hoops though.
Western or Romance books
I am currently working my way through my unread Stephen King list. I've also restarted The Fireman by Joe Hill. I am really looking forward to Elevation!! I'm also considering expanding my reading out from him into other horror writers, such as James Newman and Paul Tremblay. I'm also still reading some Star Trek along the way too, especially when the darkness of the other books gets to be too much. Any suggestions for other horror books would be appreciated!
These aren't the only books I am currently reading though. You can find me over on Goodreads.com. I am currently actively reading 7 books. I set my Reading Challenge this year to read 50 books and so far, I've read 57. I'm sort of considering the possibility of maybe reading the Outlander series. I have them all as ebooks. But I'm also considering rereading The Dark Tower series...maybe it won't take me almost a year to read them this time!!
I also want to reread the Lord of the Rings series. It's been more than 10 yrs since I've read it. I'm hoping to come across the paperbacks soon. We have the omnibus edition but I don't want to lug around a huge book! 9/22 YAY I found all three for $1 each at a local thrift store!!
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