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Last Online: October 20, 2021
Birthday: April 6
Country: United States

About Me

Big Fokker

I'm a teacher. I teach. Children.

I live about 1 mile from the ocean, in Northern California, and it may be the only thing that keeps me sane on most days.

I love to read...fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, you name it. When I'm not in the classroom, you will find me with my head in a book.

I worship the ground that my mom and sister walk on, they are my heroes in this life.

Favorite Music

U2, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Bjork, Beastie Boys, Sigur Ros, Slumbering, Cake, Patsy Cline, Neil Young, Umlaut, JDE.

Favorite Movies

Lawrence of Arabia, The Color Purple, Bladerunner, Grease, Harold and Maude, This is Spinal Tap, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, The Last of the Mohicans, the 1st two Godfather movies, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead...so many others that I can't think of right now!

Favorite Television

Lost. NHL Hockey. Arrested Development. Flight of the Conchords. Battlestar Galactica. Dexter. IT Crowd. AbFab.

Favorite Crafts

Collage. ATC's. Altered matchbooks. Altered bottlecaps. Felt goodies.

Likes and Dislikes

I love kitty cats, and they love me. I also love apes and monkeys, especially gorillas. And turtles. And birdies. And all of the incredible creatures on this planet.

I am a stationery hound...all things related to it -- stickers (especially stickers!), papers, envelopes, notepads, sticky pads, ALL of it. I especially love Monkichi (the OLD Sanrio monkey) but he's so hard to find anymore!

As for dislikes...pretty simple...I do NOT like clowns, most spiders, and preying mantises. And please don't send any religious items....I don't practice anything.

My favorite colors are blue and green...all shades. I also love reds and oranges. And black and white. I'm not huge on browns, but some of them are okay. Yellows and purples are nice in some tones.

I love jewelry with pretty colors and lovely glass beads. I prefer silver over gold. I have many holes in my ears.

Favorite Books

Oh so many, as I'm a book hound. I like all genres, though sci-fi and fantasy are low on my list. I'm a huge fan of Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Irvine Welsh, Milan Kundera, Albert Camus, Palahniuk, Kafka (though I don't know why I do that to myself!), Jared Diamond, Inga Muscio, De Waal, Goodall, the list goes on and on.

Things not to send, please

I cannot use candles or incense because I have asthma. As much as I LOVE the delicious aromas, the smoke kills my lungs and I'll cough for days.


Comment: Thanks Kiki, he was so cute.
Response: you're very welcome! do you have any type of otters down there? i love them! :)
Comment: Thank you for the card! I love them too, and I wish I could see them in real life one day..
Response: well, if you ever make it over this way, i would love to be your tour guide! xxo
winemakerssister rated for Quick 'n' Easy Letter swap on Dec 3, 2009
Comment: <3
Response: xxo
winemakerssister rated for RAK and Tell on Dec 3, 2009
Comment: Sorry this is so late. I'm a deadbeat. But you're FABULOUS!
Response: no, YOU are fabulous! xxo
winemakerssister rated for TWATS - Two For You on Dec 3, 2009
Comment: I LOVED my package! <3
Response: yeay, i'm so glad! xxo :)
winemakerssister rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Dec 3, 2009
Response: thanks! xxo
StuffbySteph rated for TWATS - Tina says hello on Oct 14, 2009
Comment: Some lovely paper goodies arrived for me, you must know how much I love tea :) Thank you for your thoughtful note & cards, I really appreciate it!
Response: You're so very welcome, and yes, I knew those were the perfect cards for you! Big love to you! xxo :)
Comment: Scarlett is a sweet girl. Thank you for her letter!
Response: she IS sweet! and chattering at birdies through the french doors, as i type. you're welcome! xxo :)
Suzanne rated for Tina Wyatt Anna Tim & Steve - Fab 14 on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: Wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek, wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek, wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek; wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek wheek, wheek wheek wheek wheek.
Response: brrrroowwww?
Comment: Thank you for the lovely felt, eyes and zine! Really nice package :-)
Response: you're most welcome! glad you enjoyed it! :)
Comment: Oh poor Scarlett...I'm sorry for your loss. Don't forget you have a huge source of protein there just laying on your floor...you don't want to let it go to waste. I think that it will make your coat shiny & your eyes brighter. XO♥
Response: funny you mention that. i've been enjoying her calves for the last hour or so. xxo
LOLA rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Jul 11, 2009
Comment: Kiki! The gods of swap-bot did not post my complete rating to you. I would never leave a blank. Your little zine was an absolute delight, the stories of the children were so funny, sweet and real! I felt as I was there! I loved that many of them were little Hispanics, like me...a long time ago. Thanks so much, I will treasure it always.
Response: i'm so happy you liked it! i love my little kidlets, and i bet YOU were a fabulous student! xxo :D
ambermonkey rated for RIP Kelli on Jun 5, 2009
Comment: Very cute matchbox. Thanks for the monkey stuff!
Response: You're welcome! I've just started experimenting with shrines, so I thought that would be fun! :)
RoseHips rated for Quick 'n' Easy Letter swap on Apr 23, 2009
Comment: Hurray!
Response: :)
tangledthreads rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Apr 20, 2009
Comment: Love, love your zine, those were some cute and adorable stories! Made me smile reading it!
Response: Yeay! They make me smile everyday, those crazy kids! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for making a REALLY FUN (though hard!) swap! :D xxo
KnittingCateling rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Apr 16, 2009
Comment: Kids really do say the darndest things! Thanks so much for sharing your stories.
Response: You're welcome! Yes, they say fabulous things! xxo
fleasha rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Apr 15, 2009
Comment: heehee "It smells ugly!" I think I've even described a smell that way too. hahaha
Response: lmfao, cracks me up STILL! xxo
nicole rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Apr 15, 2009
Comment: HILARIOUS! Thanks so much for sharing those stories!
Response: You're welcome! :D xxo
eonsmomma rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Apr 12, 2009
Comment: Very cute zine. Kids say the funniest stuff. Sometimes I have to hide my laughter from my son cause he says some real good ones.
Response: Glad you like it! Kids really are the best comedians, aren't they? xxo
RoseHips rated for Zine Me Up! Swap on Apr 11, 2009
Response: xxo, thanks for the heart!! :)

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tangledthreads on May 10, 2011:


sunnysidey on Apr 6, 2010:

Happy birthday sweet Kiki!!! Hope you are having a lovely day :-) xoxo

tangledthreads on Apr 2, 2010:


tangledthreads on Feb 13, 2010:


LOLA on Aug 6, 2009:

Kiki, I was thinking the other day, after re-reading your zine...it is darn shame I don't have you here in Bama teaching these here young ins! Have a great school year and please know that you are appreciated!

Cherries on Aug 6, 2009:

You must watch this video!

Cherries on Aug 6, 2009:

Getting 2 things from you in 1 week was nice! Your postcard made me laugh. XO♥ Thanks!

tangledthreads on Aug 6, 2009:

Just wanted to thank you again for the sweet thoughtful rak you sent me! I love love the birdie stuff especially!

And too want to wish you a good school year.. the most fabulous teacher in the world..hope you get the perfect mixture of angels and devils to give you an exciting year!! xo

fleasha on Aug 5, 2009:


not stalking u

fleasha on Aug 5, 2009:

Teacher, Teacher!

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