Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States
I have recently (shockingly!) received two "1" ratings. These are my first "1"s. I have contacted both swap partners. One person responded, so we should be able to resolve the issue fairly quickly. The other partner has not responded, and has not logged into the site since rating me, so I'm afraid this issue will be harder to resolve. Please bear with me as I try to fix these problems!
Also, please let me know if you don't receive a swap. I will do my best to make it right.
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.
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.
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 cuz it's 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.
A wide variety!
The Matrix, Sense and Sensibility, Singing in the Rain, Safety Not Guaranteed, Bride and Prejudice, The Edge of Tomorrow, Minority Report, Persuasion, 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
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 and 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!
I recently started Bullet Journaling. This has led me into the world of washi tape, fancy pens, and pretty paper. 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.
Here are some random things I like:
My new favorite obsession is mason jars!
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)
Hollywood and Broadway musicals
Astronomy and outer space
Underwater creatures, especially cuttlefish and octopus. They are amazing!
Healthy vegan food
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