Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 3:47 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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Who am I?

Oh hai..When the caterpillar asks, “Who Are You?”, I’d reply, “I am tragic, unusual, and alive. I embrace life as a wonderland of nonsense, in which I can be a lost boy or a wild thing.”

At work, I am an Urban Anthropologist. Sorry, my career has nothing to do with bones, CSI, pottery, or dinosaurs. I am an Admission & Intakes Manager for people with Intellectual Disabilities! I love meeting with families, hearing their stories, and finding how to support their service needs.

My career philosophy...I heavily BELIEVE in Macy’s Santa, i.e why say no?! Just put the individual first and try to provide support-even if it’s not us there are so many people and places in the world; keep hope alive..

(How is this relevant to the swapping world? Well, I love funky post-its, day planner stickers, agenda coding-type items)

At home, within my wonderland, I enjoy promoting my husband and I recently became temporary respite foster parents to a variety of ages. Our organization focuses on re-building the family, supporting community, and growing stronger by learning from each other. We love hearing from fellow fosters because experience, history, and advice comes from the most unique places.

(How is this relevant to the swapping world? Shy of a good letter to connect; whether it’s love, advice, inspiration, strength… we also could use stuff for daily projects; stickers, sensory-based items, black-out poetry, board game ideas, fidgets..swap it my way!)

Beyond fostering, my identity is also Dog Mom. Yes, my dogs have their own Instagram (theunkforgettabledawgs). We recently lost our two senior medical needs pooches and adopted our first ‘real dog’ as we call her. A 3yr old pit bull mix, w.a big head, big floppy ears, and a bundle of loveable energy. I say real dog because this is our first experience with a dog motivated by treats, into long walks, who has the ‘zoomies’. It’s a crazy experience to suddenly have to watch out for food left on the counter, put up a gate to close off rooms, and not leave my slippers wherever I want…but gotta love that #dogmom life!

When my husband and I are actually home alone. No kids, dog finally taking a nap, we enjoy discovering treasures at thrift stores, finding a good tree to climb while hiking, playing volleyball, designing themed board game nights, and in between all of that reading non-stop.

Favorite Books

Books are my obsession. Books, book clubs, book blogs, goodreads (montigneyrules), sitting in libraries, etc.

I dream of bookshelves wonderfully organized.

i can list what i love to read forever & forever....

How does one even truly pick ‘favorite books’, ‘favorite genre’, ‘favorite author’? It is all so complex to breakdown…my attempt:

If I’m stranded on an island, I’d read forever over and over:

Haunted (chuck palahniuk), History of Love (nicole krauss), Starless Sea (erin morgernstern), Where the Wild Things Are (expanded edt. david eggers) & Alice in Wonderland

The books I recommend to people the most (not previously listed above):

Incarnations (susan barker), Brief History of the Dead (kevin brockmeier), Fever (laurie anderson), Reincarnation Blues (michael poole), & Forty Rooms (olga grushin)

Favorite Music

Skinny Lister. Greatest Showman Soundtrack. Of Monsters and Men. Will Varley. Flogging Molly. Flobots. Skrillex. Big D and the Kid's Table. Bad Religion, B.O.B. Chase Hoelfelder.

Favorite Television

I love watching Survivor (I've seen every season, I'm beyond obsessed).

Bobs Burgers is a close second obsession.

Psych, Are You Being Served? Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Dead Like Me, Parks and Rec., Meerkat Manor, Avatar the Last Airbender

recently, I've marathoned Dr. Who. Now I can finally commit to the awesome fandom!

My Maybe Not List

If you can please keep in mind:

I don't like ATCs

-No hats/scarves

-I absolutely hate dolphins

-I'm beyond terrified of birds

-I'm not a huge fan of animal print

-I don't eat peanut butter

-I think butterflies are ugly

-Christmas colors outside of December irk me


Comment: Such a fun swap and very cute items you sent. I love the packaging and how you recycle it. Makes it so much fun. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - I hope all is well with you and your family (4 legged kids included!). Take care!
noone7212 rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #35 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PC's, and I love how you made the envelope! Thank You!!
Comment: Thank you for the movie recs. I'm looking forward to watching some these films this Halloween season. :)
babyjack rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- September on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Iroh? Thank you! Have a nice day!
Response: Thanks. It was a fun swap, you just took so long to assign partners after the due date that everyone dropped out :(
AzEkologi rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- September on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the tea and great book recommendations! I checked out The Starless Sea and that looks right up my alley! Best!
banjobraids rated for Studio Ghibli PC Swap #1 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Ohhh, I love this scene in Totoro sooo much. The first time I saw it I was just in awe of how perfectly he captured being a child. I want to fall asleep on top of Totoro's belly. This quote is lovely, too, and your drawings of the soot sprites. THANK YOU! :):):)
AcinomYtrom815 rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #35 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: thanks for the new words!!
Carollee922 rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #36 on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: I have never seen Bob's Burgers, but everyone says it is so funny.
KaleenaMail rated for Random Question Swap #2 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: I liked your travel questions. I've been heard of Gate 1 travel. That sounds like an excellent experience. Thanks for the card!! I agree I always miss my own bed!!
LadyAbigail rated for Bookmarks and Tea USA only on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks and tea! I like the pretty map bookmark but I was so sad to see the string decoration at the end somehow fell and got lost in the mail.
Aseret25 rated for Recipe Swap on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the recipes! I look forward to trying these!
twileteyes rated for “What’s Cooking?” Card Swap on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I love finding new ideas too!
craftyAnnaLu rated for 🦑Under the Sea swap🐚 on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! You sent some really fun goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ghost story. It was very poetic and beautiful. I hope your house ghost is friendly! Happy Halloween season!
EleanB rated for Postcard Seek & Find #16 - US Only on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you, love the selection :)
Comment: Thank you for the Dr. Seuss quotes! I love the sticker, I actually think it's quite relevant to Dr. Seuss theme!
Comment: I love the travel through Covid! Thank you!❤️

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hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

riftvegan on Jun 5, 2020:

Thanks for the great bonus card for Postcard Roulette June 2020! Happy to get those old postcards moving!! Have a fabulous weekend!

earthnk on Sep 24, 2018:

I no sooner clicked send on your rating when I looked over the Disney papers and figured it out. Look forward to trying this game. Thanks again!

Ramya on Jun 16, 2018:

Thank you for joining the Uniquely Me #1 Swap! ✨

njstauter on Mar 31, 2017:

ohmyhazey on Apr 29, 2015:

I knew it!!! #5 is something I have never heard of but wasn't sure. So cool that I got it right! =) It was so much fun receiving your card and joining this swap. One of the best swap I have joined so far! =) So you really do have a pet pig huh? That's awesome!

ladydy5 on May 2, 2013:

Hope you enjoy doing Thriftstore Find 36

Jbrooks351 on Apr 29, 2013:

I hope you enjoy your scavenger hunt items :)

LilacGirl on Mar 16, 2013:

Thanks for the awesome Happy Mail PC of the peacock! What a happy surprise :)!!

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