Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2021 4:22 pm


Date Joined: September 1, 2020
Last Online: January 24, 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 (AKA "camomile") 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 I 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, Dua Lipa, 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.

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.


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. I like vintage baby cards of any kind (showers, announcements, thank you cards), used or unused. I do not have any human babies so I don't need any other kind of baby things.

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 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.

Favorite Television

I love TV. We watch a lot in our house. If you want recs, let me know!

Some favorites:

American Dad, Schitt's Creek, Ancient Aliens, Rick & Morty, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Grey's Anatomy, 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. Luckily, my library has a good eBook system and I'm starting to get back into reading daily.

Some favorites:

Anything by Banana Yoshimoto

The Vanishing Half / The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Taylor Jenkins Reid - Evelyn Hugo / Daisy Jones

The Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French

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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Ashzaller rated for Mega note card swap! #4 USA on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you <3 Happy swapping
Cindymt rated for Mega note card swap! #4 USA on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks you for the NCs and the kind words 😊
isandie rated for Tea For Thee # 83 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, AGAIN! for such a happy delivery! I cannot wait to try the decaf earl grey, also one of my faves! And thank you so much for the washi samples, they’re all so adorable. Last, the card is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you again, SO MICH!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Hii, thank you so much for the goodies. I can't wait to use them in my journal.
gagirl828 rated for UPDATED: Letter Sets on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Love them! Thank you!
subtleshift rated for Tea For Thee # 82 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO much Dana! I absolutely loved the happy mail & tea you sent me from the adorably decorated envelope to the yummy teas to the sweet magical kitty extras!! :-) Have a great day!
denisedecker58 rated for Mega note card swap! #4 USA on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection!
isandie rated for Tea For Thee # 81 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, yummy tea, and sweet words! You made my day!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Burger1girl rated for Destash Tea Swap #3 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas, I love Yogi teas! Thank you so very much
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 78 on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the tea! Looking forward to trying the grapefruit, which is new to me. Your grandma sounds really cool!
Raven93 rated for Tea For Thee # 79 on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Ah, the Earl and Lady of Grey - thank you! And the stickers (and flamingos) are cute too - thanks for the banana peel!
TryshaH81 rated for Destash Tea Swap #3 on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Looks yummy!!
alafour rated for Destash swap on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, i will make good use of them for sure!
Comment: Thanks for the resend!
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Comment: This package was so fun! Thank you!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Mega note card swap! #3 USA on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Very nice selection sent, thank you. We enjoy Korean tv so thank you for the recommendation of one. I will put it on our to be watched list.
Jillemina rated for Mega note card swap! #3 USA on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: WOW thank you for such a variety of cards! I especially love the pheasant one. So unique! And thank you so much for the letter. I LOVE LETTERS! I grew up in Reno, NV and remember the eruption of Mt.St. Helens. Our homes and cars were covered in ash that far away, I can't imagine being so close. It sounds like you live in a beautiful place. Have a super Christmas.
Scarlett3639 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #9 on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for an amazing swap!!
KellyR rated for Tea For Thee # 77 on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the papers for my kids, and the strawberry tea smells amazing!

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takehimaway on Nov 6, 2020:

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

takehimaway on Nov 6, 2020:


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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