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sydgwiz

sydgwiz
Date Joined: October 15, 2018
Last Online: March 29, 2019
Birthday: July 25
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I just want to put this out there! I send my swaps on time, every time. But having said that, recently, I found that due to my disability, I was unable to get my stuff out by the due date. It was only a few days in a rare occurrence that I wasn't able to rectify the situation in the amount of time that I. and certainly YOU, would probably have liked. And it made me sick with worry because I've never been late or received a rating less than a 5. I also have never had anybody have a conversation with me on SwapBot, regardless of how many times I've tried to personalize my experience here beyond just slapping a stamp on something & like a robot, moving on to the next brain numbing stamp slapping swap... I mean nobody even responds to the comments you make on their comments, as far as I can tell. But whatever. I like it here. I keep coming back! This last week, however, I have had to reach out to my partners for the current swaps & let them know that I would not be able to send by due date because i had a medical procedure (which is normal but nobody would know that because nobody knows me) that knocked me flat on my ass. I apologized profusely & begged for understanding when being rated. And I finally found some humanity. The kindness came out of the nooks & crannies & smothered me just when I needed it most. Thank you to all my partners this last week. UNFORTUNATELY, I CAN'T PROMISE THAT IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN BECAUSE I'M ALONE & DUE TO THE NATURE OF MY DISABILITIES. But i'm only 48, so in turn what i really hope for is that... YOU CAN'T PROMISE IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN EITHER.

Howdy! About me is pretty boring... I live in Seattle but was born & raised in N. California. I live in wonderful peaceful bliss by myself. I have 2 grown kids & a granddaughter.

DISCLAIMER: I'm not nearly as vapid as this profile is making me sound. However, I AM much thinner than it's making me sound!!!

LIKES:

I LOVE & collect all things elephant & and frogs...i really like the green tree frogs with the cute little red toes-they're my fave & they're the ones who find me most often but just any old frogs will do!!!

I am slightly (um. okay. alright then...more than slightly, alot more) obsessed with all things oriental/Asian... especially Kokeshi Dolls!!! I collect Kokeshi Doll stuff.

I love the colors green, orange, turquoise. Dragonflies, reading, true crime, MMA, flowers ( my faves are red poppies, daffodils, tulips & my least fave are roses & carnations) & flower gardening, gnomes, mushrooms, the Royals (Meghan's preggers--YAY!!!), popsicles, peacocks, postcards, notecards & pens & all other office supplies, beanies (knit hats) & rain & coffee & fun socks, stars, anything handmade, kindness especially! ALL things paper crafting related except for those wands people are making for loaded envelopes. Silly little things...I love tie-dyed stuff & funky hippy lookin stuff, including the old vw bugs & vans & peace signs. I'm a hippy, country girl at heart

DISLIKES:

What I really truly do NOT like is anything girly, frilly, lacey, pretty, pastel, pink (ie. like Pepto Bismol pink), baby blue or certain flower prints but I do LOVE flowers ....ugh!!! I'm about the most un-girly chick you're gonna come across without being manly. I just can't stand all that cutsie, frilly stuff like puppies & kitties... I like them in real life but I don't want to receive them in the mail or on a crafty project, ya know? I also don't like kid or reward stickers or any character stuff like Disney. I'm not much of a sticker fan at all, really. except for nice grown-up 3-d stickers that are good for crafting.

Favorite Crafts

I really do love all things crafty, I think.

Right now, I'm doing mostly paper crafting. I.E. cards, pocket letters, flipbooks, altered notebooks & my fave ENVELOPE ART!!! If I haven't done it yet show me or tell me & I'll try it at least once (almost anything). I really enjoy making pocket letters. And I'd like to do more flipbooks. I absolutely love receiving & sending HAPPY MAIL!!! Even tho I'm new here, I've been running my own swapping/crafty grp for a year on fb. It keeps me very busy.

I'm venturing out & doing new things & also things i haven't done in a long time. I've been doing some jewelry making & I'm loving that. And dangles, too! I love making things for people & sending out Random Acts of Kindness. Gotta pay it forward & will til the day I die. We do it in my fb grp, too. I love it!

I'm also just in the last couple weeks starting to do a little beadwork again but that's only to add to my paper crafting! But I'm definitely addicted to that right now! It's new & fun!

Favorite Television

I don't even own a t.v. so compared to most Americans I watch very little television. But I do watch the streaming channels for docs. I'm always looking for a new show to binge!

okay, so my fave tv show of all time is Friday Night Lights. Then Parenthood. If you haven't seen them, especially Parenthood, you need to!!! I'm so addicted to documentaries, trashy reality shows, and any show that films real prisoners like MSNBC Lockup.

My fave trashy shows are MOB WIVES, which was canceled about 2 years ago & i haven't been the same since #ripbigang

I also love the Housewives of Jersey.

Geez, I sound so intelligent on this profile page, don't I?

A few weeks ago I binged Bates Motel & that is now right up there in the top 3!!! It's not scary, AT ALL!!! So if that's why you haven't watched it yet (that's why i didn't for such a long time)RUN. Don't walk. Run to either Hulu or Netflix & start it!!!

So, let's recap: It's mostly trashy tv or documentaries. I'm such a conundrum, right?

Ratings

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Comment: Will re-rate if I ever recieve
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Comment: (SO SO SORRY I WAS SO LATE TO RATE) Thank you so much! The notecard was so sweet! The pencil's will bring a smile everytime i use them and the post-its are soo cute! And Maggi LOVED Her items she says thank you a thousand times!
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Comment: I'm sorry but I never got a card.
Doodlefingers101 rated for Mega Spring Card Swap on Apr 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank You ☺️ 💕
Eulegirl rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - E on Apr 3, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Epcot card.
Kathy821 rated for SCATTS PC Swap - K - US Only on Mar 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great card and I enjoyed reading your answers.
Response: yw!
dawnielynn rated for NYUP USA Only #45 on Mar 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
margaeli rated for NYUP USA Only #45 on Mar 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard with a bird on it!!! Always my favorites. Happy swapping.
Response: After checking out your profile, I was so pleased I had that one! Peace!
young46356 rated for NYUP USA Only #45 on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for dog postcard, hoping for a good week for you too. Rich
Response: tysm---I love that postcard! I'm a Lab girl for sure!
Highlander18 rated for $1.40 AD PC Fun on Mar 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the oriental card.
PrettyAlice rated for Put flowers on! NEWBIES welcome! on Mar 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending this swap. I really like the one you came up with. 💕
Response: Oh YAY!!! I'm so happy you like it!!!
NRGordon rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Mar 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and note. Seattle is on my list. CA and the Pacific Northwest is the only region of the country I have not visited. I don't know if I'd go up in the Needle or not. I have always been scared of heights.
Response: So, I was born & raised in Cali. Lived sseveral years in Oregon & Southern WA until I ended up in Seattle. It's beautiful! If you come, you'll never want to leave! (Oregon & Seattle)
aralyn rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Mar 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty Great Wheel pc and your comment - it made me laugh haha I agree, 175ft is much too high!
Response: :)
Fabriqueen rated for Mega Spring Card Swap on Mar 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and extra papers! Hugs, Diane
Response: yw!
pinklilly rated for Spring Mini Pocket Letter on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mini pocket letter! I love all the Spring colors on it!
bluerose3 rated for Mega Spring Card Swap on Mar 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you
Journeyoften rated for $1.40 AD PC Fun on Mar 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! :)
AZmom875 rated for $1.40 AD PC Fun on Mar 18, 2019
5
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Comment: The postcard is adorable.
Response: ty for being so understanding!
mamajoy rated for $1.40 AD PC Fun on Mar 18, 2019
5
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Comment: So, how do you know this isn't an ad card? I can't figure out the Japanese writing. LOL Anyway, it's a cute card, Thanks.
Response: ty for being so great!

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

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myancey on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank u for the unassigned pc u sent for pc roulette. It's super cute. Love it. Thanks again

Dana78 on Nov 14, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #11

"It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter" _MARLENE DIETRICH

Have a wonderful day!

LizH on Nov 13, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #11

“Sometimes forgetting is the gift that we give ourselves” ― Dathan Auerbach

jaimierandolph on Nov 11, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #11

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey

P.S. Please remember to rate as soon as possible!!!

NRGordon on Nov 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7

Elephants and frogs... Cool! I collect turtles, myself. My sister-in-law has a huge Pig collection. It started in her kitchen about thirty years ago and has spread into the dining room. I'm guessing she has over a hundred of all sizes, from tiny to one that stands on its hind legs to about four feet tall.

I own four TVs and don't watch any of them. Not "regular TV" anyway. I watch movies once a week or so and the occasional documentary. There are no weekly shows I watch. I am subjected to some, a couple times a week, when I am sitting in the living room to be with my wife. I'm either reading or writing and not watching.

I retired after over 35 years with a cable televising company. When I interviewed, I was asked about my TV viewing. I told her that I thought it was "a waste of time and in insult to intelligence". She hired me. Probably figured I wouldn't be sitting around watching all day instead of working.

We are getting ready for winter here. I'm guessing you are too. I live about 5 miles, straight line, from the ocean so it moderates the winter, usually. I do enjoy snowshoeing so I look forward to it.

Best Wished.

Neal NRGordon

LizH on Nov 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7 Hi, from rainy, windy Nova Scotia, Canada

I watch alot of TV both online and in the old fashion way LOL, but I have only watched the Lockup show that you mentioned. I hope you don't mind that I copied your list of shows to my TV bucket list, I am always looking for something new to watch...

I hope you have fun on here and find lots of new swaps to join....

Liz

Boomerang on Nov 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7

Hello!

My name is Ana and I'm from Spain. I'm one of the newbies on the site but I'm very excited to be here! I love watching TV shows so I'll make sure to check Bates Motel, Parenthood and Friday Night Lights! Thank you for the unintentional recommendation!

I hope you have a great time on swap-bot! See you around!

sydgwiz on Oct 28, 2018:
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