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banjobraids

banjobraids
Date Joined: October 20, 2014
Last Online: January 21, 2020
Birthday: November 10, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

detroitmural

I never flake on swaps. Ever. If you have not received a swap from me, please send a note and I'll replace cheerfully and immediately.

NOTE: I have been sending out closer to the deadline than usual and apologize for that. My new job has been kicking my butt, but I look forward to doing my swaps every Saturday and will not send anything after the deadline.

jackfruitbaby

I'm 45 years old and neuroatypical (autistic), and wouldn't choose to be any other age or way to be. I'm a mama of two (ages 15 and 13) and have been with my beloved best friend husband for 21 years. I love to laugh and joke, but can also be very serious. I love sunglasses and have about 20 pairs that I cycle through. I have two black cats and a huge menacing calico. I am a grateful member of Al-Anon and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) and will gladly hear about and share on these topics if anyone wishes. My (fairly new) job is court transcription and I love it.

my favorite toy diorama

I make dioramas out of televisions and cigar boxes and am working on several right now, one is a vintage circus and one is going to be Shackleton's Endurance ship. I am hoping they won't take 10 years to finish as my last one did.

one of my dioramas:

I love tiny things and plastic toys which I incorporate into my dioramas or put into shadowboxes or just fill up jars and put them on shelves. My obsessions change from day to day and I often get sucked into a rabbit hole researching different topics.

Other recent obsessions: Britain World War I

My hobbies include needlepoint, cross stitch, cooking, reading, crafting, traveling, SLEEPING, and listening to music. I'm originally from the Detroit, Michigan area but have been living in the south for 10 years now.

I love to swap postcards, stickers, ATCs, crafts, needlework, drawings, ephemera. I'm NOT a super picky swapper and will not give low ratings just because something doesn't exactly match my standards. Those things just get put back into my swap box to be sent on to someone who will enjoy it better. I will not be offended by much of anything unless it's hateful or bigoted, and will love anything profane or funny or weird or kitschy or bizarre.

"No matter where you go, there you are." ~ Buckaroo Banzai

"Strangers on this road we are on/ We are not two we are one." ~ The Kinks

Favorite Books

I read everything from romance to non-fiction to fanfic. Mainly, I like mysteries and have a few favorite authors like Kathy Reichs, Preston&Child, and Lindsey Davis. I write fanfic sometimes, but mainly read. I'll tell you my OTPs if you're interested. I really enjoy very old first-person accounts, like old diaries and compilations of letters. Other favorite authors: Rikki Ducornet, Emma Donoghue, Octavia Butler, William Gibson, The Brontë sisters...

Favorite Television

I am a HUGE Supernatural fan. Recently binged and loved: The Good Place, Schitt's Creek (one of the best shows ever ever ever), Maniac, Dark, The Haunting of Hill House (incredible!), What We Do in the Shadows.

I regularly watch Chopped and Project Runway and various documentaries. Forensic Files is often on in the background. That guy's voice is soothing.

Favorite Crafts

Needlework, dioramas, ATCs, articulated paper dolls, shadowboxes, stickers.

my needlepoint

If you like the stickers I send, you can get the same awesome ones every month! Check out Stickii Club. I like it better than Pipsticks. https://members.stickii.club/refer/Clair-PZSLLAMD

Likes

nature and natural history,
aboriginal art,
needlework,
ouroboros,
bananas,
rainbows,
birds, especially blue jays and cardinals,
squirrels,
science fiction,
mysteries,
the supernatural,
cryptozoology and weird stuff,
history,
moths,
huge things,
tiny things,
little plastic toys,
skeletons,
folk art, outsider art,
insects,
amazons and warrior women,
witches/witchy things/paganism/mysticism,
LGBTQIA+ (pansexual a PLUS),
radical politics,
Frida Kahlo,
aspergers/aspie/autism positive (not Autism Speaks),
mermaids,
gingko trees,
cacti and succulents,
Supernatural (Destiel forever),
Harry Potter (I love Hermione and Snape the best)

I collect

keithharing

postcards,
shaped plastic combs,
plastic dinosaurs,
buttons/badges,
zines,
tiny things,
anything tiny and plastic really.

my button stash

Favorite Colors

Pink and orange anything, especially together! I also adore rainbow patterns or color schemes.

candles

Fav Music

TOP FIVE: Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom, Iron & Wine, Lavender Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd

OTHER: Sufjan Stevens, Innocence Mission, Lizzo, Sia, My Morning Jacket, Beyoncé, David Byrne, Dawn Landes, Alela Diane, Feist, Florence + the Machine, Y La Bamba, Elvis Perkins, Gillian Welch, Arcade Fire, The Middle East, Santigold, Future Islands, Aimee Mann, Yeasayer, Wye Oak, Tom Tom Club, Sean Hayes, Liam Finn, Finn Bros, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Deerhunter, Cocorosie, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young

Favorite Movies

Blade Runner, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Popeye, Any period movie (Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, To Have and Have Not, Tank Girl, Secretary, Star Wars (any), Dune, Harry Potter, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Addicted to Love, Punch Drunk Love, Darjeeling Limited, District 9, ALL the Alien movies.

Ratings

SeleneW rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #11 on Jan 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Oh I love this dragon crossing PC! Thank you so much. My PC stash is crazy. I have a whole photo box from Michael's full of them. Thank you for writing my name pretty too. <3
vontakk rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #1 on Jan 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Waiting until February to open! :) ❤️❤️❤️
pammie rated for Lantern press blank envie 17 on Jan 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great LPs.
bluehairedmary rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #11 on Jan 19, 2020
5
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Comment: I didn't read Little Women either! I think I may have seen one movie version - I'm more a Jane Austen fan personally. But I did want to see the new version! Thanks for the great card! I love your 2020 swap sticker!
PrettyAlice rated for PSO: Flat Surprises on Jan 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: This is awesome, thank you so much! I’ve never seen the Angela Lansbury Sweeney Todd but I’ll have to look it up.
Fairydollmilk rated for NYUP USA Only #57 on Jan 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love the postcard! I framed it :) have a great day.
Mon1496 rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #1 on Jan 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: The card is cute, and the stickers are all wonderful they are quirky and cute
BeHappyToday rated for NYUP USA Only #57 on Jan 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Loveeee this big Looney Tunes PC!!! It made my day & the Alice stickers are great! Thank you so much Claire!
Response: Yayyy! So glad you enjoyed :):):)
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart :):):)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely valentine and all of the goodies you included!
Response: You're very welcome! Happy Valentine's :):):)
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #57 on Jan 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. I like the card.
Response: You're very welcome. THank you for the heart. :):):)
SeleneW rated for NYUP Oversized PC #4 on Jan 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute type writer keys PC! I am glad you had lots of fun for New Years!
Response: Always glad to swap with you, Selene :):):)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas PC! I wish for some snow too. This winter is way to warm for me ;) Happy 2020!
Response: I hope you get some! Happy 2020 :):):)
marymary914 rated for CPG Snowflake ATC - Global on Jan 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC and extras!!
Response: Glad you liked! :):):)
grammypammy rated for PSO: Envelope Mail Art on Jan 7, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a great swap. I loved reading your story about finding your 7th grade teacher and now you’re friends, that is the best story ever!!! I’m so happy for both of you. Thank you for the postcard, I love it.
Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed :):):)
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun PC and your note. We enjoyed having everyone here Christmas. Though "everyone" constitutes fewer people as time passes. One of out greatest joys of the season is to remember the ones who are no longer with us.
Response: You're so welcome :):):) I do love to put out my mom's ornaments at the holidays and think of her. Happy New Year :):)
5
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Comment: I love the ATC that you sent. Thank you also for the enclosures :)
Response: So glad! :):):) Thank you for the heart!
Lorabora rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #87 on Jan 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Claire! You spoil me with your wonderful choices and goodies! Made my day, thank you! Happy new year to you lady! 😊❤
Response: :):):) You're always fun to make up swaps for :D Happy New Year! :):)
5
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Comment: Haha...I wouldn't say it's exactly butt ugly. It is completely confusing though with the blue ladybugs in the jungle.
Response: :):):) Right? Thanks for the heart.
5
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful Christmas card
Response: You're so welcome! Happy New Year!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
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348 458 0 0
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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 12, 2020:

HOw stoked & exciting! To have someone fall in love with their most special trinkets! WE are simply, utterly, completely, sympatico. May my evil eye bring you good luck. Oh and you must show me its new home when it finds one. I'd love to see that!

1OldfoolPlanner on Dec 31, 2019:

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 26, 2019:

Thank you for the cool pix of street art!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2019:

Your Christmas card is surely unique! I wonder who made it? So coolio!!!!!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! Merry Christmas!

euniceq on Dec 24, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration

Merry Yule!

sfcorrespondence on Dec 23, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration Happy Yule!!!

Freyja on Dec 23, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration Happy Yule

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

Purplmyst on Dec 21, 2019:

CPG Xmas Profile Bling. Merry Christmas!

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