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mathaholic

mathaholic
Date Joined: August 18, 2010
Last Online: September 19, 2013
Birthday: March 27, 1982
Country: United States
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Favorite Books

Oh, where to start? I've loved books since I learned to read. Fiction or Non-fiction, it doesn't matter as long as it's well-written. Here's an incomplete list of my favorites, to give ya an idea of my tastes:

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

All the Harry Potters by JK Rowling (although I'm most fond of 5 and 7)

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh

The Shining, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Bag of Bones, and Lisey's Story by Stephen King

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Favorite Movies

I'm not too crazy about most movies as a rule, but this bunch has made the cut:

V for Vendetta

The Man in the Iron Mask

Love, Actually

Serenity

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Labyrinth

Star Trek (the latest one and a couple old ones)

The Matrix Trilogy

Children of Men

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Ratatouille

Happy Gilmore

It's a Wonderful Life

Little Women

Favorite Television

The Discovery Channel

The Science Channel

The Food Network

Firefly

Dexter

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Friends

The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Crafts

Honestly, I think this category should be "Favorite Hobbies," so that's what I'm gonna go with

Knitting

Gardening

Learning

Hiking

Math

Baking/Cooking

About Me

Hey there I'm Nikki and I've lived in the Pacific Northwest for my whole life. I majored in Mathematics at Seattle U (go Redhawks) and now currently do something entirely unrelated to my major. But that's ok, it's pretty interesting.

I live with my hubby, 2 kitties, 3 tortoises, and a Uromastyx (that's a lizard)

I joined this site so that I can learn about other people in other parts of the world. Since I can barely stand to fly, I would consider this a way to travel to sights unseen vicariously :)

Preferences

If you're making something for me and are looking for inspiration, here's some helpful hints.

I'm not into celebrities. If Justin Beiber is your heart and you must feature him in a collage or bookmark you send to me, then go ahead, but it will be lost on me.

I love trees. If I have a favorite thing, it's trees.

Wait, maybe my favorite things are science and mathematics....

Due to my mathematical tendencies, I find regular patterns and symmetry very appealing. Asymmetrical designs can be lovely, but I do find them jarring.

I'm crazy about animals. My top favorites are any species of cat, all birds, porpoises, and all fish. My hubby loves all reptiles, amphibians, and cephalopods. We both like any and all mammals alright. So, if you send something with an animal on it, you're golden.

I love water and stone. Not too crazy about the popular tropical beach theme, however.

My favorite colors are red, green and purple, but all colors have a purpose and look good in the correct conditions. I like contrast, and am not fond of blue.

I love microbreweries. We have great ones in the Pacific Northwest, but if you can send me coasters or bottlecaps from a microbrewery in your neighborhood, that'd be cool ^.^

Favorite Music

Pearl Jam - my first love

Modest Mouse

Green Day - pre-2000

Tegan and Sara

Fall Out Boy

Led Zeppelin

Bush

Nickel Creek

Pretty much anything Grunge, yay '90's!

Ratings

eurydike1 rated for Nomnomnom candy swap on Sep 19, 2013
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Comment: Ah, I almost forget to rate... I loved your candy box.... and I still have so much to eat... I hope you really liked the ring :) Hugs!
BennysMumma rated for Itty Bitty Bunny Swap on May 4, 2012
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Comment: Love my little bunny, thank you so much!!!
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Comment: That's a really interesting pattern and love the colors. Looks kind of like a fan.
BambooBailey rated for Random Sampler Afghan Apr 2012 on Apr 27, 2012
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Comment: Thanks - love the colors!!
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Comment: Your knitted egg garland is great. I hadn't thought about how a knitter would make eggs when I wrote the swap. Doing circles is very hard to do in knitting. You deserve my tatted garland for trying to do it at all. Next time IM me let me know. I'm pretty flexible on swaps. As long as you send me something nice deviations from the original swap are very allowable. As an example my swap partner for the "Luck of the Irish" book mark couldn't find a pattern that would work so she sent me a 4 inch square shamrock done in fillet crochet. Its not a bookmark, its hanging in my window looking quite fine as a sun catcher. Its well made and I'm happy. I am going to send you back my tatted eggs. You earned them. I look forward to swapping with you again.
Spencerette rated for Monster Babies on Apr 8, 2012
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Comment: Wow, this is one seriously awesome baby monster!!! From the cute little dimples on her knees, to her four tentacle like arms, to the lone eyeball and diaper with real pins- you really went all out! Just amazing! Thanks for a great swap, as always :)
Mamabemus rated for *Today I...postcard swap!* on Apr 5, 2012
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CWarner rated for *Today I...postcard swap!* on Apr 3, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the Crater Lake PC - that's somewhere I've always wanted to travel to. And I'm jealous about your having lunch with your Mom--I'd practially kill to be able to do that again!
kankalin rated for HPC Ripped on Mar 30, 2012
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Comment: As long as your card made it here is good, thanks for the card and hope everybody is well now in your family
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Comment: Sent late with explanation and follow-up. Very nice work and the extra yarn is appreciated.
greengirl rated for HPC Ripped on Mar 18, 2012
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Comment: I lovew the colors especially the purple and green forma flower or sea anemone or something...nice! Hope you and your family are feeling better.
Response: Haha, it was a sea anemone, good eye!
videolady2150 rated for Random Sampler Afghan Feb 2012 on Mar 18, 2012
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Comment: thank you i love the pattern
Response: Thank you for the heart, I'm glad you liked it that much!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful egg cozy and surprise - your gift made my day!
Response: YAY! It got there before St Patty's day! I was hoping it would. I'm glad you like it!
aussielisa rated for Plushie in an Envie...Oh My! on Mar 14, 2012
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Comment: I love it! What a wonderful pattern. I will finish him up over the weekend :)
Response: I can't wait to see pics when you stuff him :)
Sparkle rated for Mittens and Sparkles on Mar 8, 2012
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Comment: Love them! I was sitting on the sofa complaining that I was chilly when the post arrived... Most perfectly timed mitten-arrival ever! :)
Response: I'm glad you like them, and that they arrived just in time to warm you up!
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Comment: thank you so much for the fun pair of owls! i love them! they're so soft! and thanks for the extra goodies too! :) you always do such a great job with your stitching. i really appreciate it!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad the Post Office put a rush on the package!
kankalin rated for :) postcards on Feb 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for this fun Waldo PC. I also have cherished memories with him. Here in French speaking Canada he is called "Charlie". Thanks for participating in this swap.
bookwormAL rated for :) postcards on Feb 14, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much. My inner geek is absolutely thrilled with this postcard.
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Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating, the package arrived while I was out of town. The heart is so cute, but my cats immediately stole it from me. That seems somehow appropriate.
kerrydwynn rated for last 3 books PC swap on Feb 8, 2012
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Comment: Ahhhhhhhhhh - "my" ocean! And the list of books were very enlightening. I'm going to give IQ84 a go!

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Comments

eurydike1 on Aug 5, 2013:

:* greetings from Germany!!!!

Anaryawe on Feb 25, 2013:

Hello! I Sent you a PM concerning an old granny square swap. Did you ever get it, and if you didn't would you like to send me your address so I can send it to you again? Thanks, take care - a

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