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Date Joined: June 19, 2010
Last Online: August 12, 2017
Birthday: June 9, 1974
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=^.^= miao?

01/3/2015 : Offline, for the most part.

  • I'm sorry everyone but my dad's health hasn't been the greatest and most of my free time has been spent with my parents so not much swapping going on. I'll be back when I can! :)

Swap-Bot Info:

Please do NOT send:

  • Propaganda/Promotional items (political, religious, charity requests, random promos and freebie items, etc).
  • Food items unless it's specific to the swap.
  • Scented items, I get sneezy and a little snuffly. (And then the cats run up to see what all the noise is about. And then they'll want petting. And then we'll start playing with your mail scraps. And THEN I'll probably be late rating your swap because we've made a mess and wandered off for a snack to ignore cleaning the mess up.

Favorite and Favored Things:

For the most part, if there’s something you love and think I would be interested in, I’d enjoy seeing/hearing about it.

  • I tend to melt into a bubbly, happy puddle over anything cute/kawaii, with animals or a whimsical theme.
  • It has been hinted by friends that I secrete glitter in times of GLEE. (In my defense, I believe it's a type of glass glitter that ages well...)
  • I adore nature, world cultures, reading, science and geeky things, astronomy, animal folklore and mythology, archaeology, sacred sites, image editing and photography (landscapes, animals, flower macros, astro photography), HTML and coding webpages, 3D graphics/manipulating pixels and foooooooood (adore sushi, loose tea leaves, raw oysters, desserts, tapas and dim sum, freshly pulled noodles and bloody rare steaks).
  • I like clean and simple themes with only a few major focal points, art deco swirls and negative spaces and utterly love seamless, well blended and gradient colors.
  • I don't tend to like modern art, things that are smushed together or random words/text.
  • My decorating style is messy. However, when we clean up for guests ;), it's tries to be modern and sleek with whimsical/unexpected touches. I collect gemstones (love agate and quartz varieties), dragons, Disney villains and Pocket Dragons).
  • I love fabric items like shopping totes, quilts, throws, hand warmers, zippered pouches and crafty things like miniature dioramas/altered boxes/matchboxes, handmade blank cards, mini felt ornaments, and felt stuffies.
  • My favorite colors are rich jewel tones (esp purples and shimmery silver blues) and silver. I also like SHINY things, but in terms of ultra fine glitter, will o wisps or glass glitters.
  • My favorite season is Fall (for both the Autumn Moon Festival and Halloween)! I love the rich colors, black kitties, turning foliage, pumpkins, cooler weather and decorating for Halloween. I'm also quite fond of Winter holidays (because, of course, I grew up in California and snow is three hours away meaning I've never had to shovel snow hehehe).

... However, I will enjoy receiving and appreciate anything you've taken the time to make/send me because it's a learning experience to help educate/refine my preferences :D

Postcards(/ATCs/Tags): I like both blank and naked postcards, there's regular usage and OCD hoarding of both. See also: Travel Wish List Exceeds Actual Budget ;)

This list below is for people who enjoy looking through their stash to match cards with profiles. All cards are welcome, although I really would prefer not to receive religious, charity, freebie/ads or promos.

  • map cards and general travel/touristy
  • photography (nature, and landscapes, astronomy, architecture)
  • animals (tigers mostly but any type of feline, mythological creatures especially dragons, gargoyles, fairies and unicorns as well as horses, bunnies, red pandas and pretty much anybody with fur and claws)
  • cute/whimsical
  • libraries and books
  • sci fi, cyberpunk, cute gothic and fantasy


Simple? A bipedal, carbon based life form which feeds on information, runs on caffeine or sugar and is often complicated by sarcasm, creative grammar and very late nights. See Flickr account for a Thori pictorial ;)

Otherwise... I’m native of San Francisco with Eastern China (Han Chinese and Ainu Japanese) roots with both hippie and yuppy tendencies. I was born into the signs of the Tiger in the Eastern zodiac and the Gemini with Leo rising in the Western zodiac which tends to describe my personality; slightly unpredictable, somewhat excitable, into a bit of everything and with the attention span of a goldfish. (Despite, of course, the Gemini constellation has drifted over the centuries and I’m actually a not-very-good Taurus based on current positions, shhhh ;)!)

Currently, I live with my husband and two cats in the “Outside Lands” of San Francisco where the temperature is about 65-70 degrees year round with a daily dose of fog rolling in late afternoon and I love it! The cats are utterly spoiled and the hubby is only occasionally spoiled because he's also occasionally male!stubborn so he's left to fend for himself during those times. Work wise, I am a physician's assistant and work with people that are considered both friends and family.

I’m a geek especially when it concerns the internet, technology, food and whatever I'm currently obsessed with collecting or crafting. We've already lost the dining room table and several shelves to glitter and the hall closet to sheep and assorted sparklies. Currently, I'm quite interested in learning and getting into drawing/sketching, stamping crafts, photography and jewelry making.

I also enjoy gardening and have a small back yard with fruit and herbs, two aerogardens because that’s the only way I can grow tomatoes and a plot at a local community garden for veggies. I also love collecting Disney pins (villains and foodie mostly), reading (adore Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams with Ilona Andrews as a current favorite), quartz crystals and gemstones, attempting photography and am interested in astronomy, ancient civilizations, different cultures, food and traditions, budgeting, researching trips and ..basically learning new and interesting things.

On the days off, hubby and I like to run our errands and eat out and then hide back at home. Every once in a while, we'll hit up a museum, the park, a city/cultural event or the zoo but we pretty much save our social skills and money for trips and vacations.

… as for the rest? It changes very little but it’s mostly just the waistline getting wider.


KateKintail rated for Disney in a Bag on Jun 5, 2014
Comment: Incredible! How special that much of this came straight from Disneyland! I adore the magnets--so creative! The pins made me squee. The Eeyore plush made me squee LOUDLY! I have a smashed penny collection, so these are perfect. Thank you so much for a spectacular package of goodies! :-)
Manurnakey rated for CQ: Confetti Destash Swap on May 31, 2014
Comment: AWESOME stash of confetti - and the minis were a-mayz-ing! I didn't have any of those confetti in my stash - woot! Thank you so much
hand2heart rated for April postcard swap on May 16, 2014
Comment: I just got it Thank you i love it <3
crmc rated for April postcard swap on May 1, 2014
Comment: Love the Tut card! Thanks!
ScrappyLisa rated for POSTCARDS SPRING CLEANING on Apr 30, 2014
Comment: DMentia: I loved the cards; like you, I also sent some ones from Greece. Happy PC swapping!
Melyssa rated for PC Menagerie Swap #1 (USA) on Apr 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
lorettadog rated for PC Menagerie Swap #1 on Apr 25, 2014
Comment: You're right - I LOVE this card of the little girl & dolphin (or is it a porpoise?), and yes, that would be me - channeling my Dr. Doolittle! Thanks for a great swap! :oP
annesecchio rated for Tea time two! on Apr 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you a lot for the lovely teas and the Alice postcard - I like it very much. I also love the firework stamps you used on the envelope <3
aladyde rated for April postcard swap on Apr 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard with the great stamps. Danke!
Briarstitch84 rated for TPP: Animal Postcard on Apr 21, 2014
Comment: I love raccoons! thank you!
Comment: Thank you! I really want to open my little Halloween gift, but I will be waiting for October. I really enjoyed your letter. I will be trying the recipe. Thank you for taking the time to tell me about it. Have a happy day!
Comment: Beautifull vintage looking card from Alice in Wonderland. Many thanks.
jolien rated for Tea time two! on Apr 8, 2014
Comment: Hi Thori, Thank you for the tea! I am can't wait till my next moment of peace and tea :) also a big thank you for the giraffe postcard very cute!
Comment: Ya Reno is one of my fav to thank you for nice card Carolynne
choke rated for Private: Mexico PC on Mar 31, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great card from Guadalajara (I think that's it, lol) with the Mexican flag, I love it! I really appreciate you picking this up for me!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Comment: Great card! Perfect new addition for my hotel collection. Thanks!

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Paige1900 on Jul 29, 2014:

LOL...I play a game on my Kindle Fire and when I make a great move the Kindle "Meows" at me, the way I read =^.^= miao at the beginning of your profile reminds me of how my Kindle Sounds.

KateKintail on May 1, 2014:


Disney in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

SFreer on Jan 21, 2014:

Thank you so much for the Swookie goodies! :)

Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

sweetpea22 on Nov 3, 2013:

Thank you for the October wishes!

mermaidery on Oct 30, 2013:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Your Oct. wishlist of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland postcards is A-MAZING! I love love love them. They're going in a frame. I can not part with these.

Tasia570 on Oct 30, 2013:

Steve, Felix, Arthur, Walter & Gus Gus thank you for the October wishlist kitty stuff. They love it!!!

Rocktopus on Oct 1, 2013:

thanks for the great stickers,m the kids adore them!

Turtle17 on Sep 28, 2013:

Thank you so much for the nice selection of brads you sent from my September wishlist :)

TeaNi on Sep 27, 2013:

Thank you so much

for granting a wish for me with the wonderful package of Disney princess treasures for my girl! :)
She is out of town for the weekend visiting family, but I know she is going to love everything!

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