Date Joined: June 5, 2008
Last Online: April 9, 2010
Birthday: December 18, 1982
Country: United States
*****I LOVE to do international private swaps. Please PM me if you would like something from the U.S.*****
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I live, love, work and play in Washington DC. I blog about human trafficking at http://humantrafficking.change.org and work as a researcher on human rights and HIV/AIDS-related issues. I'm also in grad school getting a Masters degree in Justice, Law, and Society. In my free time I am a sci-fi/fantasy and vintage junkie. I take improv classes and love biking. I have a wonderful boyfriend named Will (some of my wishes are for him) who I have wild and crazy adventures with and an adorable grey cat named Mia. I am a little flirty, a little dirty, and a little nerdy!
Cowboymouth, The Smiths, Rx Bandits,The Cure, David Bowie, The Clash, The New Pornographers, Indigo Girls, Van Halen, Josh Ritter, The Decemberists, The Postal Service, Arcade Fire, Belle and Sebastian, Regina Spektor, Vienna Teng, Georgie James, Of Montreal, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys
I love getting new music!
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Gothic Romance, Distopia, Post-Apocolyptic, Feminst, literature from Indian-American writers
Documentaties on social/political issues, prentious art films, raunchy comedies
Overall I have a funky, international and/or vintage asthetic. My apartment is decorated with artifacts from my travels- mostly African and Asian themes- and original artwork of friends and myself. I usually wear vintage-inspired clothes with jewel tones and unusual jewelry pieces. I am a HUGE foodie and especially love salty and savory treats.
Food Sensitivities: I am lactose intolerant, but fresh dairy products usually don't mail well, so it shouldn't be a concern. Dairy cooked or baked in things (like cookies or cheese straws) is fine.
Food and Drink: wine and wine-themed items, wine accessories, olives, spreads and dips, salty snacks, fruits and veggies, dark and milk chocolate, spicy ethnic foods, coffee, tea (but in packets cause I don't know how to brew the loose stuff), spices and flavorings, healthy or low-fat treats or foods
Values: pro-woman/girl power things, equality (LGBT and racial), freedom of speech, human rights, anything related to religion or spirituality (all religions), recycled/green things, liberal/democratic things, Obama stuff
Themes: robots, eyeglasses, steampunk, Victorian-era, cameo, Asian, African, pandas, monkeys, trees, vines, the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals, baseball, bright colors, fairies, dragons, fantasy creatures, vintage 1920s-1950s, autumn, cute monsters, pin-up girls, burlesque, dark/gothic kawaii, sci-fi or actual science, geeky, humorous
Humor: naughty, raunchy, political satire, improv comedy
Food and Drink: bacon (ewwwww!), beef, root beer, fast food, chain restaurants, black licorice, most powdered fruit drink mixes
Values: conservative politics, guns and bombs, violence, misogyny, racism and homophobia, Anne Coulter, judgementalism
Themes: pastel colors, lace and frills, floral designs, country style decor like roosters and watering cans, Disney characters, scrapbooking- I don't scrapbook so have little use for those supplies
Humor: cruel or racist humor
Other: country music, disco, heavy metal, SUVs, math, Star Trek, heavy floral scents
*I LOVE handmade items! Original artwork, ATCs, poetry or any other art/craft you make (especially knitting or crochet since I can't do those!)
*Vintage jewelry or jewelry you make
*Steampunk or Victorian themed jewelry or accessories (or other items)
*Scarves, gloves, socks, and hats, especially funky stuff
*Foodie supplies and kitchen gadgets or items
*Drink stirrers and swizzle sticks
*International or unusual foods, especially salty/savory snacks
*Anything associated with sci-fi fantasy books/films, especially steampunk and cyberpunk
*Science or geek items, especially about inventions or humorous things
*Recycled and/or environmentally-friendly things
*Fair Trade things or items made by charities, women's collectives, etc.
*Mix CDs of new music
*Magazines, signs or advertisements, from other countries and cultures
*Religious/spiritual stuff from ALL faiths, especially you telling me what you believe and why
*Liberal/feminist stickers, buttons, artifacts, etc.
*Books and/or magazines
*Toys and games, especially trivia-based
*Rubber ducks (I collect them!)
*Funky or fun office/school supplies like pens, scissors, etc.
*Chapstick and lipgloss in tubes, not pots
*Cat toys or treat for my grey cat named Mia
Some of the stuff on this list may be very hard to find (especially in the U.S.), but you would be my new best friend if you found it!
*Things which have been poorly translated into English in a funny way, such as on www.engrish.com
*A steampunk pocket watch
*Bizzare and unusual food (someone brought me these amazing oyster flavored cookies from Korea once)
*Old Atlanta Braves or Washington Senators memorabilia, especially Hank Aaron related (he's my hero!)
*Old civil rights, women's rights, gay rights movement memorabilia (1980s and earlier)
*Old democratic political campaign buttons
*Communist/Soviet artifacts, especially propaganda
*Old patent applications, invention blueprints, or anything associated with the patent office
*Vintage pin-up or burlesque, naughty items
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