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Date Joined: October 23, 2008
Last Online: August 17, 2015
Birthday: December 28, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a recent graduate of Animal Science from UC Davis and I plan to go back for my PhD in Animal Behavior.

I'm a Pagan of the eclectic do-it-yourself sort and an avid crafter.

I'm in love with astronomy and the night sky. I'm also in love with the outdoors, give me forests, mountains, and rivers and I will be happy. I enjoy oceans, too. The more rural, the better.

The things I love to buy or receive the most are tea, candles, handmade soap, and anything astronomy related.

Favorite Music

Enya, Evanescence, She and Him, Linkin Park, Mediaeval Baebes, Utada Hikaru, Emilie Autumn

Favorite Television

Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, Bones, The Big Bang Theory, CSI, Firefly, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, X-files, BSG

Favorite Movies

The Nightmare Before Xmas, Labyrinth, Serenity, Lord of the Rings, Finding Nemo

Favorite Books

Sword of Truth series, Young Wizards series, Circle of Magic series, Harry potter series, Abhorsen trilogy, Tithe, Valient, Ironside

Favorite Crafts

sewing, beadwork, metalwork, oil painting, book binding, letters and wax seals


Favorites: black, purples, silver
Likes: dark reds, dark greens, dark blues
Dislikes: oranges, yellows, browns, pinks
And everything else falls in the middle


My love for tea is great and cannot be denied. I am a big fan of loose leaf teas, but there are plenty of types of tea bags that I enjoy, too.

I love all types of tea: black, green, white, oolong, rooibos, et cetera.

My favorites are: chai, bergamont earl grey, black tea with fruit, and genmai cha.

I do not like chamomile, herb teas (tea without actual tea plant, with the exception being that I do like rooibos), or mint teas.


Loves: lavender, incense, earth smells
Dislikes: foodie, vanilla, floral


mnsqb rated for Smashed Collectors Penny Swap-US ONLY on Aug 5, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the pennies! I've been to both Disnehyland and Monterey when I was a child, so these pennies have good memories to go with them.
Comment: Thank you, Rachel, for both pennies!
Comment: Thanks for the nifty pennies. Have fun at Yosemite.
oliviarrow rated for Make Me A Pendant on Jul 28, 2009
Rapture rated for Spicy Swap (USA ONLY) on Jul 16, 2009
Comment: This was great, thanks! That cinnamon smells so good, and I love that chili pepper.
commapolice rated for Loose Leaf Tea on May 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for all the tea! I'm looking forward to trying all of them. And thanks for hosting!
VetTechMommy rated for A Package of Teas on May 10, 2009
Comment: What an absolutely wonderful package! You went above and beyond with the lovely selection of loose and bagged teas, I am just thrilled and can't wait to try them. Thank you for a great swap and the sweet letter you enclosed.
bookwyrmm rated for Loose Leaf Tea on May 9, 2009
Comment: Great variety! I love trying new teas. The Rooibos Chai is awesome, but I still need to try the others.
mystmaiden rated for Springtime Tea and Crumpets on May 4, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for a great swap package!
JeaninMt rated for Springtime Tea and Crumpets on Apr 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the package. It smelled great when I opened it !!! The muffins look great,I've been looking for a cinnamon muffin recipe, what timing : )
Dragonflyfaerie rated for Nintendo ATCs - Link on Apr 7, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the atc!
marilavado rated for Nintendo ATCs - Link on Apr 7, 2009
Comment: Nice ATC!
Comment: I am so sorry that the first one got lost in the mail and you had to resend. I am very thankful you did, though, and love the recipes and the TEAS!
Response: Not to worry, the recipes were free, so it wasn't any trouble at all to have to re-send. And I'm always excited to find a fellow tea lover, so I was quite giddy that I could send you tea to make up for the loss of the first package.
raynekitten rated for Your Hometown Postcard Swap on Feb 12, 2009
Comment: Loved everything! Thank you very much!
Mags rated for Your Hometown Postcard Swap on Jan 27, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
GrannysNamesake rated for Hectic Life Be Damned List on Dec 10, 2008
Comment: I enjoyed reading your list. I didn't realize how much I could learn about myself from reading others lists. I hope you do have the opportunity to return to Japan and stay as long as you like to see it all. Thanks for adding to my sticker collection, have a sweet holiday, Doskie
barbie1950 rated for Star ATC Swap!!! on Dec 6, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Star ATCs. I think you did a fantastic job. I can see you put a lot into it. I enjoyed reading all the Libra information. Barbie
Pavla rated for ✉ Tea & Talk Swap ☎ on Dec 5, 2008
Comment: I love loose tea!!!! Thank you soo much! I am trying the Strawberry Green first :D
Shan rated for CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE SWAP on Nov 28, 2008
Comment: Great looking recipies...thanks for the extra...they look yummy. Happ Holidays!

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Ladybug555 on May 27, 2009:

Thank you so much for angeling the tea swap! I can't wait to try the yummy smelling teas you sent, and the recipes look great, too! I love cinnamon, too!

Erdbeersternchen on May 22, 2009:

Heyaaa! There's a new Senshi Swap swirling around!

senshi swap

Erdbeersternchen on May 1, 2009:

senshi pals

Come and join!

marilavado on Apr 4, 2009:

Come and join the new ATC swap:

Nintendo ATCs - Yoshi

marilavado on Mar 3, 2009:

Please check out my next Nintendo ATC swaps!


Donkey Kong

Princess Zelda

Come and join the gaming fun!

littleabraham on Nov 13, 2008:

You're my partner for the Favorite Christmas Mix CD Swap, and I just wanted to let you know that it will be on the way this weekend. I will stop by the post office tomorrow afternoon. :) Happy Holidays! -Andrea

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