Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2019 9:18 pm


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: July 23, 2019
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

Yes, I received a 3 on 2 July 2019. I had an irresponsible streak. It is not a fixable 3, as in I can't go back into the past and send in a timely manner. What I can and will do is email all of my swaps a picture of the packaged swap the day I have it for the post. I recognize that I am likely to not be considered trustworthy, so that is the best way I can think of to show I've turned over a new leaf. I tried this after my last 3 in April, and it worked...until I stopped. I will be back to it with today's and all future swaps.

I'm an English professor. I also enjoy reading, cross stitch, cooking, board games, Magic the gathering.

I love cats. I have one cat, Aspect, who has been my best friend for 13 years.

I also like owls.

The website link will take you to my food blog Hungry Like the Wolfe

I'm a big fan of coffee and tea. I like a wide variety of both. I'm very interested in trying new kinds of tea and coffee! I can use loose leaf and bagged teas.

I also really love hats and fascinators. I don't really do ball caps, but I have the look that allows me to wear Derby type hats or English facinators (basically tiny hats on a headband). I also enjoy tiaras and other fun headpieces. I find a lot of these sorts of things at Halloween at Michael's or at stores like Claire's at the mall.

I really like large mugs for all of my hot beverages. I think delicate little tea cups are cute, but I want to drink more than a tea sample :) Oversized mugs are my favorites.

I like stickers, and I can send some as an extra, but I will not participate in sticker swaps because I am apparently not good at selecting them for others. I will happily use any stickers I receive to decorate other things with.

Favorite Crafts

Baking (especially at midnight)

cross stitch (I'm working on a huge dragon writer piece right now)

I also enjoy making my own body products like bath bombs and shower cream and shampoo. I love to use my essential oils in all that I do.

Weird Jobs

I'm a mystery shopper, which means I go into stores and ask questions and write about what happens in the encounters.

This results in people asking me weird questions sometimes like how to use a prison credit card at the gas pumps. I also get asked if I would like to join the army.

I have photographed bathroom graffiti so I have picture proof that something isn't supposed to be there.

Favorite Music

They say that most people are nostalgic for the music of when they were young adults. I am no exception. I am a little stuck in the 90s and early 00s I love the Lilth Fair set (Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette, Indigo Girls, etc)

I also listen to a community radio station that plays music you don't normally hear on other radio stations. Carbon Leaf, for example. Or blues or such a wide variety!

In tv, I really miss Firefly!

Favorite Books

I'm an English professor, so you might have guessed that I do love to read. I am usually reading 3 books at a time--one fiction or nonfiction, 1 romance or mystery, and 1 young adult, science fiction, or fantasy. I am also usually listening to an audiobook, which I download from the library app.

I also like to read and write about food. I'm a poet, so I also read and write poetry.

I love Harry Potter and think it's the sort of thing worth rereading.


Fuzzy socks

Things that smell good. Love scented items. Favorite scents include lavender, fall scents, mint, floral, woodsy

purple and orange are favorite colors

olive drab is a color that looks really good on me

trees, though I prefer non-evergreen

I'm addicted to lip balm. I make my own and I also buy lip balm all the time

bath products. I think the best .way to end the day is with a bath and good book. Baths are best with something scented in them--bombs, salts, bubbles, oils

I geek out over stationary and pens and stickers

I LOVE puns and wordplay!

Glitter. I know it gets everywhere, but I still love it!

Please Don't Send

Recipes that require zucchini (I'm allergic). I am allergic to all kinds of squash, pumpkin, and zucchini. I have learned that pumpkin can usually be switched to sweet potato and turns out yum, but I don't know how to substitute for zucchini

Winnie the Pooh

Postcard Preferences

I like a wide variety of postcards. I enjoy the touristy ones, but I really like the non-touristy ones, too. I like pictures of owls, dragons, fantasy, some of the art cards, B/W photography. Things with sparkle and glitter are fine. I enjoy nature, particularly trees. Cats are wonderful on postcards.

Not a big fan of postcards with just a couple of words on a background, like "sweater weather" for fall. Would rather have a scene. That said, I got a postcard that said "Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed" in bright glittery colors, and I loved it. I like bright colors. Sometimes I love the random postcards. I like vintage ones, too, and I can get these at a local store, which is fun.


My kitty, Aspect, is 13, but still has a lot of energy. Her favorite toys include those balls that look like soccer or golf balls and are made of Nerf/sponge material or ones that are like big pompoms.

When she was a kitten, she had a bat toy. It was her favorite ever, though it quickly became 2 toys: bat head and bat body. She LOVES bats. And glitter. I tell her all the time that it's ok to love glitter and Bojuka Bog (a magic card--it's ok to have a girly side and a competitive side) She also likes a catnip mouse now and again, especially the grey ones. She loves pipe cleaners and string and her laser toy. She'll run down the hall and jump to get that red dot!

Specti loves treats of most kinds.

She does not like hard plastic balls with bells in them or toys shaped like springs. I try to keep her away from too much catnip as she gets angry instead of mellow when she's had too much. She had a cactus once, as she loved to rub against it and use it a comb....until she tried to take it to bed. Then I had to confiscate the cactus.

Like most kitties, she'll love the box as much as if not more than the toy :)


brooklynbunch rated for Lets get Bookish on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Great swap! Love the bookmarks and postcards. I don't own the Stieg Larsson book, but have to say my favorite is the Food Writers favorite cookies. Thanks so much. Susan (brooklynbunch)
squince rated for Artsy Fartsy #19 on Jul 23, 2019
Flagships rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.10 on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the teas.
EccentricNincompoop rated for Share Some Poetry! #3 on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I especially love the blue floral washi!
ladyaries7 rated for Summer Reading: Send 1 book on Jul 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the book and stickers!
Thumpersivy rated for Summer is for Relaxation on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Loved it! 😀
kssunlover1947 rated for Alphabet Cardboard Swap---B on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Love the postcard. And the scratch and sniff sticker is awesome!
Johannag11 rated for Scales: A Mermaid PC Swap on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank-you for the lovely postcard. I have a good stash of napkins too for crafting.
Comment: Thanks for great C postcard. Love your answers especially the first one!! lol
bstrong rated for PH: 4 Postcards About ME #2 on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Received the PCS about you today, thank you very much. I agree with you that West Virginia looks like a nice place to find relaxation and a country where you're from looks like the country where we lived in Northern Saskatchewan at one time, which I loved except for their storms and cold cold Winters.
myancey rated for Alphabet Cardboard Swap---B on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: thanks for the bold rock chunk 7.23.19 hi there thank u for the resend on blueberry cheerios rcvd today. thanks so much!
StargazerHM rated for Scales: A Mermaid PC Swap on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Wonderful handmade card! Thank You!
Response: Thanks! I like using these napkins to make cards. Thanks for the heart!
AvianAine rated for Share Some Poetry! #3 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: I appreciate this nice selection of poems, Maryann. I didn't know poetry.org and i'm glad to know it now! A huge thank you for sharing your own poetry with me. I don't know why but the question at the end of your poem almost made me cry.
Response: I'm glad I could introduce you to poets.org. Thanks for the compliments on my piece, too. Thanks for the heart!
ericabella rated for Share Some Poetry! #3 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the needle case and the zippered pouch to go with it. sorry about the delay on rating
Response: Don't worry about the delay at all. I'm glad you like the case. Thanks for the heart!
VAgardengirlgirl rated for first & last lines no. 13 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thx! Love the dragonfly sticker..
Response: You're welcome. I try to find a fun sticker to put.
Fullsteampowell rated for Beauty Swap #5 on Jul 12, 2019

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myancey on Jul 23, 2019:

rcvd #2 blueberry chunk . ooh sour milk is never fun :(

hollycm6 on Jul 11, 2019:

You can sometimes substitute apple or carrot for zucchini I think. :)

Zefaniya on Apr 21, 2019:

That’s a good idea for everyone to do! Happy swapping! 🧡

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

iowa05 on Feb 24, 2019:

Hi! I am one of your swap partners and was just reading over your profile... Yellow squash is a great alternative for zucchini! :) (That is, if you're not allergic to yellow squash!)

SpringPearl5 on Jan 22, 2019:

Hey my new swap is up if your still interested to go again http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/274825?new=1

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


SpringPearl5 on Dec 24, 2018:

Hey if you know someone who is born in January and would like a birthday card , join my swap now! Merry xmas from NZ XXX http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/273365 …

CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

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