Swap-bot Time: April 16, 2021 12:22 pm


Date Joined: September 1, 2020
Last Online: April 16, 2021
Birthday: June 4
Country: United States

About Me

~ I'm doing lots of tea swaps so here's that info first:

Tea preferences: anything except chamomile or any night time sleepy teas / I love ~hibiscus~ and and would like to try any interesting black or green or white or other teas. Thanks for sharing with me!

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Hi! I'm Dana and that rhymes with so many things, but let's go with "tropicana". My name pronunciation is the Canadian female version - I was born in Montreal and moved to Hollywood, FL, when I was 11. It was fun at first and then it just got boring and I wanted to live in a city and I also wanted to study medicine. I love a good two-fer so I did the Six-Year Medical Program at Boston University. Being in Boston in the late 80s and early 90s had a huge impact on my aesthetic and worldview. I was going to be a radiologist (I love anything ~anatomical~ and anything to do with medicine in general and psychiatry and ~brains~ more specifically). This plan did not work because I have a weird eye disease and needed two corneal transplants and also I have bipolar 1 and I could not handle all the stress. So I am on disability after trying so many jobs in so many cities and always going manic under pressure. I used to be afraid to discuss the bipolar but you can see I'm over that, yay! I am all about ~mental health awareness~ and I'm here to help or educate.

So if any of that interests you, please let me know!

Favorite Music

I listen to music every day and am very passionate about what I listen to. I'm serious fangirl.

These are faves right now:

Carly Rae Jepsen, Rihanna, Kesha, Adele, Taylor Swift, Little Mix, FKA twigs, M.I.A., Rina Sawayama

And some k-pop artists: Twice, Itzy, Blackpink, Everglow, 2NE1

But also

Wilco, XTC, Pixies, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, The Cure, Pavement, Weezer, Prince

And bossa nova and Julien Doré and Tchaikovsky.

Favorite Crafts

I am crafty but not artistic. My vision is getting worse and so it's hard to see what I'm doing and I'm often sloppy. Hey, mistakes are just design elements...

I like to do collage and mixed media, often using vintage dymo and tags

I have two smashbooks but I only add to one sometimes and I haven't started the second.

I love to add washi and stickers to my envelopes when I send card, letters, and swaps.

Things I Like

I love Hello Kitty and Chococat and pretty much anything from Sanrio or San-X or any Asian company that makes cute stationery and accessories. I love cute things and anything kawaii under any definition would be greatly appreciated. I still kinda love My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic, esp. Pinkie Pie as I believe she exhibits bipolar behavior, but any of that stuff is adorable to me ~cute!~

I love space things and UFO things.

I love animals, esp dogs and penguins and pandas.

I have a maltipoo we rescued from a shelter on Oct 11, 2014 and her name there was Baby and it still is because she's a complete baby. She supports me emotionally but not in any official way, just in the way where she has a huge piece of my heart and is almost always by my side.

I love stickers and washi for decorating mail and smashbooking.

I love vintage ephemera! Send me your old paper and stationery!

I love letter sets and greeting cards that are cute or fun or old or unusual.

I love learning about other people and their interests.

My favorite color is purple. I also love black.

I like shiny things! I will take those sequins off your hands.... :-)

I am a Gemini who kinda likes Gemini things. I don't know much about astrology or star signs but the bipolar Gemini feels like who I am.

Other interests: physics I don't understand but find fascinating like string theory; conspiracy theories; eclectic witchery; cottagecore.

Favorite Television

I love TV and we watch a lot in our house.

Some favorites:

American Dad, Schitt's Creek, Ancient Aliens, Rick & Morty, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, The Americans, The Bold Type, House, Cells At Work, Japanese Style Originator (please let me know your thoughts on this if you watch! :-)

Favorite Books

The pandemic severely affected my voracious reading habit. I can only read ebooks and I have to make the font huge. (Please don't send bookmarks as I don't read physical books!) Luckily, my library has a good eBook system and I have gotten back into reading daily.

Some favorites:

  • Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (I cannot recommend this highly enough)

  • Pachinko by Min Min Lee

  • Anything by Banana Yoshimoto

  • The Vanishing Half / The Mothers by Brit Bennett

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid - Evelyn Hugo / Daisy Jones esp. but all her books are good

  • The Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French

  • The Practical Magic books by Alice Hoffman and also The Dovekeepers by her is historical fiction at the siege on Masada with witchiness

  • non-fiction: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Thank You!

I can go on... Thanks for reading and please contact me about anything!

I appreciate everything anyone sends me! Thank you to everyone who has ever sent me anything! You made my day!

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Comment: Great stuff, thank you!
CWUmom rated for It’s in the cards on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Wow that butterfly card was beautiful. Thank you for all the goodies and the cards.
Kellpepper rated for It’s in the cards on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Love them! Thank you so much.
sharingpostcards rated for Sticker Slapped PC #12 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Such fun stickers! thank you!!
coleenfranks rated for Notecard Swap #6 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Dana, love the cards. So cute. Happy to have some new ones. And I'd be happy to do a private swap.
Response: Yay! So happy you enjoyed the cards! I will be in touch soon, things are getting organized around here! Take care!
ccap rated for Tea For You # 92 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the tea AND the Ampersand cards.
Response: Ha I see what you did there! You're welcome! Enjoy!
Kairbear rated for Sticker Slapped PC #12 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great card & stickers!
Orro rated for The Enchanted Tea Cup #3 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the very thoughtful and personal letter. I love learning about different people's experiences. I also loved the way you decorated the envelope, You made my day with your swap! :)
Response: Yay! Thanks so much for your kind words! I am so happy you enjoyed the swap! It was a pleasure putting it together for you. Take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for this fun swap! I loved all the surprises. I loved that vintage Current stationery! And all your stickers were so fun!
Response: Yay! You're so welcome! It was my pleasure to put this swap together for you! Enjoy! Take care!
squince rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the GREAT goodies!!! xoxoxo
spicemom rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Dana Thank you so much for the goodies Spicemom
mchesser12 rated for Sticker Slapped PC #12 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the great stickers. Love the coffee drink and Crocs ones the best!
Carollee922 rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of teas
Response: You're welcome! Enjoy!!!
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap!
Joeanniee rated for Tea For Thee # 93 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: thank you for the teas and washi tape! and i am happy to have you join my swap!
Response: You're welcome for the teas! Looking to more in the series! Be well!
K8thecrafter rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envie of goodies. The vintage stuff is right up my alley, and the music and bookmark will get used in my journal. I hope you have a happy Spring.
coleenfranks rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: THANKS for the tea and goodies, Dana. Always fun to try a new one.
Loosefolia rated for Tea For Thee # 90 on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Hello again, Dana! Thank you very much for the teas and flora & fauna extras! I love them!! How are you enjoying the Practical Magic books so far? I've read Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic, and I love them both! I can't wait to read Alice Hoffman's other books! Take care! <3
Response: Hey there! So great that you liked everything - I had fun putting it together and I'm still amazed that it gets to you! I finished all 3 Practical Magic books and loved them all! Magic Lessons is really good! I have a long list of books to catch up on but I definitely want to read more of hers! Take care!
irisinthesky rated for Tea For Thee # 86 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: thank you dana! the teas you choose for me were my favourite flavors. 💖 take care.
Carollee922 rated for Tea & Inspiration-March on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the interesting teas and the washi!

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Petaltea on Mar 16, 2021:

The Dublin Murder Squad!! Fantastic series. I found you on instagram! The best photos on ig are always the pics of our furbabies. hahaha! I received your swap today. Thank you!

groetjes, Robyn

takehimaway on Nov 6, 2020:

BTW, THIS IS DEFINITELY A SIGN. I love them too, of course. LOL.

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hamsterfarm on Sep 24, 2020:


For joining everything Pink <3

hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

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