Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2018 7:26 pm


Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States

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I received a "1" rating for a Stuff the Mailbox Swap. I have tried to contact my partner multiple times, but she has not responded to any of my messages. I would like to resolve this as soon as possible. Please bear with me as I try to fix this problem!

Also, please let me know if you don't receive a swap. I will do my best to make it right.

About Me

I'm a librarian, book lover, aspiring writer, and rescued dog owner. My dog is an american bulldog/boxer/pit bull mix, so I love anything with bullies on them.

I love writing and anything that goes along with that, like pens and stationery. I have lots of both! I also just discovered fountain pens. I always thought they were very expensive and out of my reach, but I have found some inexpensive ones that I enjoy practicing with.

When I was a child, I had an uncle who encouraged my reading and writing. He always gave me books as gifts and he wrote letters to me all the time. It was so much fun sending and receiving letters! As I got older, I sent letters to my friends, but no one ever reciprocated. I eventually stopped, but I kept buying cards and paper. Now I am glad to meet people who are excited to send me letters too!

Some other things I like: Coffee (especially dark roast) and tea. Anything with cups and saucers and coffee beans and tea bags on them. My favorite tea is lapsang souchon, which no one else I know likes! It's really strong, so I understand, but it would be nice to meet someone else who likes it. I love other hot drinks too, from hot chocolate to cider.

I also love traveling, so anything with maps on it, or British or French things is nice. I have travelled extensively in the US, for business and for vacations. I have only left the US once, when I drove to Winnipeg, Canada while on a business trip. Seattle is my favorite place that I have been to. I love Seattle! Someday I hope to go to travel abroad and go to places like London and Paris and Australia. Or pretty much anywhere!

My favorite color is blue. I especially like blue and yellow together like a Van Gogh painting. I love him!! I like impressionists like Monet too. I like all shades of blue from teal to navy. I also like cool greens and purples. I'm not a big fan of red or orange, but they are nice sometimes, like for a fall display.

Favorite Music

My favorite kinds of music are grunge and alternative music, but I also like many different kinds of music, from classical to bluegrass. I love all the Seattle bands from Nirvana to the Presidents of the United States of America. Pearl Jam is my most favorite. They rock! I love all the 80s hair bands and one hit wonders like Men Without Hats. Safety Dance is the best! In recent years, I have gotten into alternative country. A local body shop has a monthly open mic where people play bluegrass and string music. So much fun! I always love to experience new music.

Favorite Books

I like a wide variety of books but science fiction is my current favorite. I love Neal Stephenson and William Gibson. I really enjoyed The Martian and Ready Player One. Ender's Game is a brilliant book that everyone should read, whether they like science fiction or not.

I also like mysteries, especially ones where I can't figure out the ending. Some favorites are Dick Francis and Robert Galbraith (People make fun o the books cuz they are written by JK Rowling, but they are so good!).

And speaking of JK Rowling, I love the Harry Potter series. Another series I love is the Stephanie Plum series. Quite a combo, I know, but they are both so good in their ways! I enjoy listening to them on audio in my car.

I love traveling and reading about traveling. I even love to read tourist guidebooks! Bill Bryson is my favorite travel writer. I love funny travel memoirs.

I belong to a book club, and I love it. We choose the books together, and sometimes people pick books I would never read on it my own. It is interesting and challenging to read books outside my comfort zone.

Favorite Movies

A wide variety!

*The Matrix

*Sense and Sensibility

*Singing in the Rain

*Safety Not Guaranteed

*Bride and Prejudice

*The Edge of Tomorrow

*Minority Report


*National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

*Whale Rider

*The Incredibles

*The Princess Bride

*Monty Python and the Holy Grail

*Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)

*Health documentaries like Forks Over Knives

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV these days. When I can, I try to catch Modern Family. I'm a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the tv show), The X-Files, Will & Grace and Frasier. I love all of the remakes coming out!

I don't have cable or Netflix, but the local stations show lots of old reruns that I love. I also watch a lot of PBS. I love Nature, Frontline, and Masterpiece Theater. If only Downton Abbey hadn't ended! That was such an amazing show. I love the PBS cooking shows too, especially The Jazzy Vegetarian and Patti's Mexican Table. Patti is just charming!

Favorite Crafts

I recently started Bullet Journaling. I have also bought my first fountain pens! I look forward to using them to write to new friends. I have always loved journals, notebooks, writing and stationery. I also enjoy crocheting and cross stitch. I can knit, but not very well. I much prefer crocheting. I like crafting, but I am definitely a beginner. I have had to make crafts for my job at the library, and they turned out OK, but I have never done them on my own. I'm fascinated by the videos I've seen of pocket letters, happy mail, and flip books. I'm excited to try making all of them. And I just took my first Zentangle class! I've bought a few Zentangle supplies and I look forward to making more tangles.

Things I Like

Here are some random things I like:

My new favorite obsession is mason jars!

Washi tape! Where has this been all my life?!

Butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, bees, and other cute bugs

Owls, foxes, frogs, turtles, elephants

Renoir, Matisse, van Gogh, Monet, Klimt

Vivaldi, Bach, Liszt

Cute aliens (not scary ones)

Musicals (Hollywood, Broadway & Bollywood)

Astronomy and outer space

The ocean

Underwater creatures, especially cuttlefish and octopus. They are amazing!

Healthy vegan food


user3654 rated for Scattergories PC Swap - E on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the "eyes" PC! And eating is my favorite verb, so that was a perfect answer to send me.
LoveThis rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #15 on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: thankyou very much for beautiful card ;)
Serendipity7894 rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a nice swap! How funny that you like Bluegrass as well! It's not often that I meet someone that likes it! Also, thank you for the adorable stickers! The cat ones made me laugh! :)
Comment: Thank you! I chose a Ferrari for my lottery winnings too :)
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: thanks for the awesome mail I loved it all
stephanyhocc rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - PINK on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: thank you for the washi samples and the extras! :)
kacka rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #13 on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: thank you, i love these illustrated cards:)). We do have hot weather since the end of May , we would say there was no spring , the temperatures got worst now end of July - around 36-38C and we hardly ever have rain these last years
SanVHM rated for WTL ~ Land Animals on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great animals, loved the fox and panda so much (my girls wanted the cats). So for all 3 of us some washi to use :-) I have a garden, but no "green fingers" Just love violets and petunias, so the are in my garden in big pots. Have a great weekend!
KarenFife rated for Scattergories PC Swap - D on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your D Postcard! Daisies are my favorite flower, the washi tape is adorable, and your list is great. Donut run - that’s a true one!!
Comment: thank you!
kaicee118 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you Mary - yes I heard about the Downton movie too!
SnailerAH rated for Washi Tape Swap #6 on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi’s
Christine6035 rated for Washi Lover's MEGA Swap on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Mary. I had a few rolls of washi but once I started swapping it I've become addicted! I use the tape mostly for cards and envelopes. I plan to make a sample book some day...
Christine6035 rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi samples. I like the Scotch brand,also, but only have 2 rolls. Haven't seen it anywhere on clearance:)
Comment: What a lovely poem! Thank you for sharing it with me.
ArtyBeth3 rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice tapes. I like the Scotch brand too. :). Our heat wave is finally breaking today (after like 2 weeks of 90s!). It so nice to see temps in 80s/70s for the 10-day outlook! Us and our cat are so relieved! :)
katmandu rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Love all the washi samples! I've never bought any Scotch washi but I may have to look for it now! Thank you!
Whovian487 rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great samples. 😀
crochetjunkie rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Scotch brand is my favorite too! I do a lot of crocheting for different charities, so I hear ya!

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earthnk on Aug 6, 2018:

Howdy-hoo! There is a SCOOBY DOO postage stamped swap winging its way to you as of 30 minutes ago 😊 Happy swapping~

LavenderSprinkles on May 12, 2018:

Thanks for condolences.

Drachenfrau on Apr 8, 2018:

Heya there,

I stumbled over your profile and really liked it. :-) If you ever want to do a private postcard-swap, let me know. Also I'm regularly hosting a Harry Potter-letter swap and maybe you are interested? You can find it in my profile.

Take care!


Kellpepper on Mar 12, 2018:

Hi Mary!

Thank you for the great planner swap! Believe it or not, I have never been to a Tuesday morning. You can bet I will stop by the next time I go to the city!

Thank you again, Kelli

Hugsie86 on Feb 23, 2018:

Profile quote #8

Positive thinking isn't about expecting the best to happen every time, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment. (Unknown)

Have a nice day! Hugsie86

Sahnetoffee on Feb 22, 2018:

Profil Quote #8

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

momma197464 on Feb 22, 2018:

Hey there from TEXAS,

Swap: Profile Quote # 6

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

Love and Hugs, Michelle

reauk on Feb 22, 2018:

Profile Quote #8

from reauk

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. —Audrey Hepburn

Unicornblitz on Feb 22, 2018:

Profile quote #8 (hiya)

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. -leon j. Suenes-

MidsummerDream on Feb 22, 2018:

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on” - Unknown

Profile Quote #8

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