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Date Joined: June 5, 2008
Last Online: April 9, 2010
Birthday: December 18, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

*****I LOVE to do international private swaps. Please PM me if you would like something from the U.S.*****

*****I am happy to swap with newbies to help get them rated. Just PM Me!*****

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!

Favorite Music

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!

Favorite Books

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Gothic Romance, Distopia, Post-Apocolyptic, Feminst, literature from Indian-American writers

Favorite Movies

Documentaties on social/political issues, prentious art films, raunchy comedies

Likes and Dislikes

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

Wish List

*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

*Cloth napkins

*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

*Wind-up toys

*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.

*Velvet art!!!

*Chapstick and lipgloss in tubes, not pots

*Cat toys or treat for my grey cat named Mia

Super Duper Wish List

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


Comment: I love that you recycled your materials to make such a cute ornament! Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you! Happy Holidays, too.
Comment: THANKS!! i'm all for repurposing :-) the little guy lost his hat, but nothing a little hotglue won't fix... super cute. merry christmas, nicole
Comment: Way to recycle! Cute, cute, cute! Thanks and happy holidays!
dreamrains rated for Mix CD Scavenger Hunt 2009 v.4 on Dec 6, 2009
Comment: Thanks, and thanks for the play dough! :D
gypsymouse rated for Mix CD Scavenger Hunt 2009 v.4 on Nov 16, 2009
Comment: Fun CD, thanks!
priscillabrunson rated for CUTE KITCHEN SWAP #2 on Nov 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you for everything! I love the oven mitts and stack-able bear cookie cutters!!!!!
Krazychef rated for Luckiest Lucky Parcel III on Nov 7, 2009
Comment: thanks
imakebelieve rated for Mix CD Scavenger Hunt 2009 v.3 on Nov 4, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the great mix cd!
moowee rated for Dinner for two! on Oct 23, 2009
Comment: Thank you for sending something for me and my husband. He can make the seafood dish when I am not home. It sounds and looks wonderful.
Comment: What a lvely package thank you!!!!!
Jenzeestyle rated for Autumn Lucky Parcel on Oct 9, 2009
Comment: Amanda, omg first off this was the best parcel ever, the cute acorn basket was such a good touch, i liked everything thank you girlie <3
poeticpaper rated for Favorite Songs CD Swap on Oct 9, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the cd! I'm enjoying this mix. And thank you for the bonus infinity quote card!!
QuietPlace rated for socks swap and surprise on Sep 23, 2009
Comment: Great purple knee socks! :)
QuietPlace rated for Private Swap with psycobambi on Sep 23, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween goodies and the Obama items. I read part of your note to my oldest daughter and she really thinks she might be President if she uses a White House pencil to do her homework. She said, "I don't really want to be a President, but I might be one anyway", and then she ran off to do her math. ;)
Comment: Thanks so much for the great braclets!!! and the extra's!!!
kirsti rated for Asian/Danish Swap on Sep 6, 2009
Comment: Thank u SO much for the things! I loved it all but especially the chopsticks and tea!!
feistyfoodie rated for Gain exposure to your blog 2! on Mar 4, 2009

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howunremarkable on May 30, 2009:

It's time for a second wave of feminist ATCs! Hope you'll join!

mutiny on Apr 8, 2009:

Hey! There are some new Glytter Kytten swaps up now - hope you can join us! mutiny :)


hayatiggs on Mar 21, 2009:

Come join the Whimsical Woodland Wonderland group $5 Etsy Profile Surprise Swap!

Hailey on Feb 5, 2009:

★G N O M E -- T O U R I S T ★ whimsy

Check out our 1st ‘Whimsical Woodland’ Swap!
Click Pic Above For Link ♥ Hugs –Hailey (Purr) ♥

CherylLaVon on Dec 18, 2008:

Happy Birthday Amanda! I finished your gratitude beads tonight! I'll put them into tomorrow's mail! YAY!

CherylLaVon on Dec 17, 2008:

Amanda! The beads I purchased for your gratitude beads came today! Now I'm just waiting for the special one to come. I LOVE eBay!

Hailey on Dec 10, 2008:

whimsy 'Whimiscal Woodland Wonderland’

Updated our swap group, come over and check out the new main page & forum x Hugs –Hailey (Purr)
♥ Click the cute deer icon above for a quick link ♥

Hailey on Dec 8, 2008:

To Amanda,
Hope your family Esp. your father enjoys the ‘English Xmas’ Swap box I have sent over :)
Have a wonderful Christmas sweetie!
- Hugs Hailey xoxo

Spinsagoodyarn on Sep 28, 2008:

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful pirate package you sent to me. I loved everything and I appreciate so much all the thought you put into it! :-)

nadithings on Aug 29, 2008:

got your package today! thank you soo much! everything that i wanted from wilton! and i love your card.. it will be on my fridge! ^_^..

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