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Date Joined: November 17, 2011
Last Online: May 9, 2012
Birthday: August 20
Country: United States

About Me

By day, I work in a plant pathology lab in the capacity of Field/Research assistant on various crops. By night, I let my inner monkey out through writing, crafting (self-taught, master of none), cooking, gardening, being with my lovely family (husband and two pet-pets), and getting outdoors as much as possible.

Favorite Music

I have quite eclectic tastes and will give most things a listen; though, I have yet to find much modern country I like or religious pop music. Here's a list of what usually playing: Classical/opera (bel canto, baby), Jazz (older--stride/Storyville/Bebop) Värttinä Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Seal, Neko Case, Dead Can Dance, Yoko Kanno, Robert Pollard/GBV, Madredeus, The Gipsy Kings, Gotan Project, Lila Downs, L'arc En Ciel, Gackt, Ray LaMontagne, Motown (Al Green, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin), Hednigarna, Paolo Conte, Azam Ali/Niyaz, The Cure, Björk, and various classic rock/80s music, show tunes, and yadda yadda.

Favorite Books

Sabriel, The Secret Garden, Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek, Hero with a Thousand Faces, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Hero and the Crown, The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and all the original Sherlock Holmes stories), all of Lord Dunsany's works, Skellig, The Graveyard Book, Sunshine, and too many poets/myths/folk tales to list.

I generally am between five or six books at any given moment.

Favorite Movies

Aliens, Lawrence of Arabia, Labyrinth, all Miasaki films, Dreams, 1001 Nights (Amano), Lord of the Rings, Jane Eyre (2011), Victor/Victoria, The Fall, The Magnificent Seven, Amelie, Pan's Labyrinth, and others that my brain won't recall the titles of.

Favorite Television

MST3k, Fringe, BSG, Daily Show, Monkey (1979), Star Trek, all David Attenborough documentaries, all Ken Burns documentaries, X-men, various anime, Twilight Zone, and so on.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Drawing, Crochet, Quilting. I'm self-taught in all things and have yet to master any but that's okay.

There are many crafts I want to try my paws--sewing clothes, pottery, wood working, and many more.


Comment: Thanks, I love the colors, too! All the best, Milla
Comment: Sigh. The postcard says "nim a!". Thanks so much for the explanation on the back. I sent mine in an envelope so I could include some extras and also because it seemed a bit fragile, even sealed. I'm not sure I'll participate in this kind of swap again.
Response: Oh, I'm so sorry. If you like, I'm more than happy to send you another postcard (in an envelope)--as I wouldn't like you to go without a proper one to add to your collection. Please let me know and you have my apologies.
MeSo rated for Simple Postcard Swap #3 on Feb 1, 2012
Comment: Thank you
Adlpated rated for I can't be the ONLY opera fan here on Jan 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you for sharing your clips and opera memories with me!
LeSillyMe rated for Simple De-Stash Scarf Swap on Jan 28, 2012
Comment: Oh my gosh Taryn, thank you for the BEAUTIFUL scarf! I pretty much could not be happier with what you sent me...the colors are perfect...the freeform crochet is whimsical and awesome! I especially love the curliques/tendrils and the little red flower. It's amazing!!! <3
Response: Hurrah! I'm so happy that you're pleased. Going pattern-less was a lot of fun actually and I may have to make one for myself! Thanks so much for opening the swap up so I could participate! It was a blast and I wish you happy crafting!
preslarb rated for Weekly wrap swap (no 19) on Dec 10, 2011
Comment: Enjoyed your list!! Nothing like a beautiful sunset!! ;^)
Onaki rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #84 on Dec 10, 2011
lixlitrus rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #84 on Dec 4, 2011
FunsizeSteph rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #84 on Dec 1, 2011
TheWrite1 rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #84 on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: thank you a lot for the beautiful songs...!!!

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sugarskull on Nov 26, 2011:

you had me at sabriel! i think we should be friends :)

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