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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, I enjoy creating snail mail, happy mail, mail art, making envelopes, handmade crafts such ATCs and Decos to name a few. In general I normally decorate my envelopes and write medium to long letters and enjoy creating well thought out happy mail. But I am very okay with receiving any type of snail mail. I also like telling personal stories in my letters (in hopefully an entertaining manner). I like receiving postcards from all over the world. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. But I still consider myself an amateur crafter. I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences. I also enjoy music playlists, books to be read lists, currently watching on tv lists, best movies lists and collecting food and drink recipes. I enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties. Enjoy sewing clothes and quilts. Have been wanting to learn to knit socks. I am into tabletop games: board games, RPGs, card games, video games etc. I am a comic book/manga lady. Some comics/manga that I really enjoy: Wonder Woman, Dragon Ball, Fables, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl, Lady Snowblood. I enjoy photography and I consider myself an amateur. I enjoy both color and black and white and like instant photography like Polaroid. I enjoy being in nature and nature based activities such as swimming in the ocean and lakes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, park exploration, letterboxing, scavenger hunts. I enjoy the following sports: baseball (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), hockey, rugby (I like Fiji and New Zealand), jai-alai, UFC and water polo. I currently am learning how to keep a planted freshwater aquarium. I am starting it out with a few plants, snails and shrimp. I am into cryptozoology and like reading articles, books about them and podcast/youtube videos on the topic. I enjoy puzzles: such as logic, math, jigsaw and cryptograms. I also like doing extreme dot to dots (the kind that have at least 400 dots). I also enjoy studying maps, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction.

Not Into, No Thank You

I am not a fan of real domestic cats. I say real domestic to mean the living animal that people keep as pets. I just have never liked them very much. I am okay with fictional cats and big cats (lions, panthers etc). Such as the cats from the musical Cats. I actually really like them. As well as the Thunder Cats (I like both versions 1985 and 2011). So, real pet cats NO, animated and fictional cats YES, big cats yes:)

Thumbs Up

I am a little reluctant to put something on this list: #1-I truly like most things, so unless it is stated on my "Dislikes" I would enjoy it. #2-I do not want to stifle anyone's creative process in producing their swap. I also want my swap partner to have fun creating. So the list below is only some things that I like slightly more than other things. If you gave me something not on this list I would be just as happy! #3-I like variety and would hate to only receive things on this list :)

That being said below is a list of things I enjoy a little more than average:
* hedgehogs.
* bison/buffalo.
* comic books.
* manga and anime.
* boardgames.
* narwhals.
* beetles and scarabs.
* skulls (real, cartoon and Dia de los Muertos)
* All Saints Day and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations.
* matadoras/toreras.
* tribal, ethnic and cultural art.
* things written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Kanji, Kana, Mayan, Egyptian (basically languages not using the Latin Alphabet)
* frogs.
* turtles.
* honey bees, bumble bees, asian giant hornets and yellow jackets.
* enjoy journaling.
* pen palling.
* letter writing.
* hand fans especially ones that are decorated (the accordion folding type made of silk, lace, wood or paper or fans that do not fold and are woven out of bamboo, palm fronds or grasses)
* handkerchiefs
* dark humor
* macabre art
* mythology from around the world
* goddesses from around the world
* tombstone rubbings

What I Like to Read

I am not a fan of the romance genre. While I will read from almost any genre the following I tend to read more often: thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, alternative history and science fiction. I also like to read "How To" books.

Musical Interests

I love listening to almost all types of music. I have an eclectic music collection and I enjoy discoverying new genres of music to listen to or new artists. I think it is so fun and cool to discover a new genre, band or vocalist that I have never heard of before. I like country, rap, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, metal, punk, ska and the list just goes on. I like knowing other peoples playlists, what they are currently into and their all time favorites. So I will put and example of music that I do not enjoy. There is a piano composition called 4:33 where the pianist plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I do not know what the composer was thinking but maybe they wanted people to react to the silence and the pianist not playing. I do not like this style of music. I have played various instruments since I was 5 years old. Piano, flute, oboe and cello are all instruments I learned to play in the past. Currently I am learning to play the viola and guitar. I hope with the viola is to have a classical training and then branch into learning how to fiddle the viola.

Beverages

I am really into drinking tea. I enjoy all types of tea, black, green, herbal, fruit, flower, fermented, white, red, yellow, chai, matcha and this list could go on and on! I like both hot and iced tea. When I purchase tea it does not matter to me if the tea is in bags or loose or compressed. I enjoy finding a tea that I normally cannot get such as one I find on my travels to different places or a blend from a local tea shop. I enjoy cider both hot and cold and sweet and hard. I especially enjoy ciders produced by local small businesses. Another drink I enjoy is ginger beer. So much better than ginger ale! I love carbonated water both with and without flavors. I love finding a new flavored carbonated water! I am not a fan of straight coffee but like coffee flavored drinks like frappes and lattes and macchiatos that are mainly not coffee:)

Things I Use

Below is a list of things that I use in my everyday life to create snail mail, happy mail, mail art, journals and crafts.
* washi tape.
* stationery paper with fun, beautiful, or unique graphics (in general I usually like unlined paper and 8.5 by 11 inches (A4)
* pages from travel, outdoors, fashion magazines.
* pages from comic books and manga or the funny pages from the newspaper, children's books, sheet music,
* photographs (of pretty much any and all things both color and black and white)
* seed packets.
* dried leaves and flowers.
* stickers.
* markers for coloring and hand lettering, pencils (both wood and mechanical .7 or .9 lead), colored pencils.
* envelopes of all sizes and colors both decorated and plain.
* used postage stamps.
* old fashion keys.
* maps.
* domino pieces
* bottle caps (particularly the metal ones from glass soda and beer bottles)
* playing cards with either unique fronts or backs

What Movies I like to watch

Genres that I especially am in to:
* horror, while slasher films are okay what really makes me happy are psychological horror films, dark and creepy in your head type of stuff
* mystery
* science fiction
* fantasy
* foreign films
* black and white films
* silent films

Podcasts and YouTube

Here are a few that I watch/listen to. I would love for you to leave suggestions in the comments section of my page:)
* DrabbleCast (podcast)
* Adventure ZONE (podcast)
* ToastyGames (YouTube)
* AJ Pickett-Monster Ecology (YouTube)
* Ant Lab Games (YouTube)
* The Dice Tower (YouTube)
* LARPs: The Series (YouTube)
* Cooking with Dog (YouTube)
* The Domestic Geek (YouTube)
* Crime Junkie (podcast)

Ratings

NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap - THREE's on Oct 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the playing cards and your note. I too enjoy the cooled weather that comes with autumn.
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: I've looked forward to your Happy Mail coming. Such nice notes and Goodies. God bless
Response: I am so glad you have enjoyed the happy mail I have sent you. You still have one more coming. I popped it in the mail today:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I really like your notebook! And the stuff you got me :) did you made the gerbil adress cards by your self?(I really like them!)
Response: I am so glad you liked the notebook, thank you for the compliment. Yes, I did make the address labels:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
JenZen5 rated for WIYM: ATCs of The Alphabet -- Q USA on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: I love your Q ATC! I did a question theme too. I like how you used random questions as the background. And thank you for the mailing labels. I love when you make some for me. I always use them. And thanks for the extras. Have a great day!
Response: So glad you liked the ATC I created for you. How funny we did the same theme:) You are most welcome, so happy you liked what I sent in the swap. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
me2az50 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #8 on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the playing cards. They will both be a great addition to my collection.
Response: So happy you have a place in your collection for them. You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Really like what you sent me :) thank you!
Response: You are welcome and very glad you enjoyed the swap. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
msjoana75 rated for Quick Label Bag Swap #15 on Oct 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap and extras. Loved them all. 😍
Response: You are welcome. Glad you are able to enjoy what I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
PooKwin73 rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #18 on Oct 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for all the bags! I had fun going thru them all, getting ready for the next round :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for passing them along and for the heart.
Carime rated for PnS: Sender's Choice on Oct 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard, I loved the Bride of Frankenstein's poster! Have a great autumn!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed the postcard. Happy Autumn to you as well and thank you for the heart.
Fraggle80 rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #17 on Oct 18, 2020
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Response: Thank you for passing along the bags. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Great ATC - you had me stumped, but then...of course...pastoral photo op - love it! Thank you for the gobs of fun napkins too. I'm floored you shared a napkin from your parents wedding 😲. Thanks again 🐿️
Response: Thank you for the compliment:) So glad you enjoyed the ATC. I hope you are able to use the napkins in your crafting. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
RNRISLOVE rated for week of tea nr.34 on Oct 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great and interesting selection of teas.
Response: You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy them. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #3 on Oct 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cards and note. The kids will love the stickers, thank you. I should see them tomorrow. We are still masking and distancing but see them more often. You can send us some of that rain. Every time I turn on the spigot, I marvel that my well still has water in it.
Response: Glad you will be seeing the kids soon. Hope you enjoy your time with them. See what I can do about the rain:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #7 on Oct 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the playing cards and the stickers.
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart.
NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap - TWO's on Oct 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the playing cards for the swap and the extras. Good luck with the attics. Nice that fall is here as I know what mine is like in the summer.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the well wishes with the attics and for the heart.
5
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Comment: Received your new journal. I will be happy to do the first spread. Nice journal!
Response: Glad it made it to you. Thank you for doing the first spread. I am looking forward to seeing your art when it returns home. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
debbee2014 rated for One Deco - October on Oct 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow, thank you, love the extras you sent. I love anything snoopy. The envelopes you made are really neat. Thanks again!
Response: So glad you are able to enjoy what I sent! You are very welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Taedybear rated for Themed Artsy Envelope Swap #1 on Oct 6, 2020
5
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Comment: I'm in love with everything you've sent Ms. Watson πŸ’• The history of the pages and notecards are so meaningful. And wow! What a way to describe why you like the B.C. era. I'm so happy I was your partner for this themes swap c':
Response: So happy you are enjoying the swap I sent:) You are most welcome! Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
bringitb rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #6 on Oct 5, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cards and adorable greeting card! I love all the Halloween goodies you included, too! So sweet of you. I’m looking forward to seeing all the dogs in their Halloween costumes (on instagram) and with my puppy (she’ll be a shark this year)!! =)
Response: You are so very welcome. Glad you are enjoying the Halloween goodies I sent. Have fun with the puppies:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
smartymartyky rated for Move Your Excess on Oct 4, 2020
5
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Response: Thank you for passing the bags along and thank you for the heart. Happy swapping.

Rating Overview

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Comments

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 5, 2020:

Welcome to our group!! We hope you like it and enjoy the swaps and great swappers we have! -SMPW

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

I chose moth man because he is my favourite. I remember as a child I watched a tv show called, "Mystery Hunters" and they had a whole episode on him. It's so wild learning about all the citings in West Virginia, and the bridge collapsing, so it's unknown whether he cause it or if he was a warning/omen.

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

Related to Nessie?
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banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

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banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

This dude (dudette?) lives in my state! I haven't seen it -- yet -- but I plan to look for it. There are Muscogee legends about it. Enjoy! :):):) alti

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!

Hugs,

Pam

KaliOya on Jul 24, 2020:

MisplacedfromPA on Jul 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for the extra p/c in the PC Roulette July 2020. So nice to hear from you.

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