Date Joined: September 15, 2016
Last Online: January 15, 2020
Country: United States
Hi! I'm from Oregon!
Update October 2019
Lots of life events going on. Working two jobs and spouse is almost graduating school. Easing back into swapping at the moment. Also joined a Dutch Bros (coffee) Sticker trade page on FB.
I'm very thankful for what God has provided for us in the last year. Somehow all the bills are getting paid and we have recently got some time to breathe in our schedule. We are also keeping family close and treasuring our time with them.
Some hobbies of mine are road trips, writing, and baking treats. I work full time, and am frequently "on-the-go"...busy.
Most of my time is devoted to regular pen pals both foreign and domestic. However, I do like swapping things (mostly domestic), which is why I joined swap-bot. Also, I do prefer handwritten letters if possible.
Other fun facts - I haven't been to many places, so I'm definitely interested in contrasts/comparisons of other states and countries. I have been to Mexico (Ensenada and Toluca) in the last few years.
Hobbies & Interests: Baking treats, alcohol infusions for gifts, Xbox Gaming. I really enjoy Skip-Bo, Cribbage, and Scrabble.
Papercrafting - not much (artsy-wise), except a lot of DIY envelopes. Recently I assembled a Portland/Trimet themed one filled with flat goodies. It's really fun for me. I also make basic envies out of assorted card stock, etc. I've also made other themed stuffed envies - pub related, donut themed one, and yet another PDX.
Swap-Bot is helping me rub shoulders with crafty people, so I'm branching out a bit.
I also treasure scenic country drives, in contrast to my partner who loves the city. I grew up in a large metro, so the country hills and hollers are a nice break.
TV Show: Master Chef Youtube Channel: Noreen's Kitchen Phone App: Pinterest
Favorite Music: Country, movie soundtracks, R&B, especially 90's era music.
Favorite Movies: Bourne Identity, what Dreams May Come, Secondhand Lions;
Favorite Poems: The Eagle (AL Tennyson) IF (Rudyard Kipling) The Cold Within Richard Cory
Actors: Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks,
Favorite TV Shows: LIVE PD, Forged in Fire, Local News, Jeopardy, SNL
Favorite Books: Where The Red Fern Grows, The Giver, Black Like Me; The Bible, Black Like Me
Authors: Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Dale Carnegie,
Favorite Quotes: Too many to list, besides a few:
Full battle array! - Planet of The Apes
The Navy's not here to negotiate - Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
You, with the red bag! Stop right there! - Embassy Guard in Bourne Identity
Jesus Wept - The Bible
CLOWNS!!! - these are for a dear friend. Older the better...think Barnum.& Bailey or Ringling Brothers (he's never been to a circus).
Washi - any kind
Long, frequent letters
Home cooked recipes
International currency in any form
Motivational phrases and themes
Postcards blank, unwritten, inside envelope
Themed (anything) letters or packages
Subtle, stylish stationery
STILL WAITING ON
DISCLAIMER If our swap has any of the below items, the swap ranks OVER my dislikes (i.e. if it calls for a dusty, religious postcard - just send it.)
FOLDED STATIONERY (LETTER PAPER) - this makes it unusable, where I fold a certain way for letters, and I'm not a fan of extra creases. Please do NOT send FOLDED stationery.
Postcards in general (I prefer a letter or nice stickers)
Regular white paper/ envelopes / lined paper
Hole punched paper
Hard to read ink (silver on white, yellow on pink, etc)