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whirlwend

whirlwend
Date Joined: September 26, 2013
Last Online: December 12, 2017
Birthday: September 2, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

I love to get mail and send mail! Among friends and family, I'm well known for hand-drawing or painting our Christmas cards each year. I limit myself to 80, because beyond that it becomes dreaded work.

I have always been a good pen pal starting with new friends I met in camps growing up. I'm one of those people who goes to the post office to buy the really interesting stamps instead of the regular roll of flag stamps.

As an artist, I love to have new inspiration cross my desk from time to time. Anything fine art to crafty to creative writing really helps me stay motivated. I love inspirational quotes. Especially those that remind me to sleep more.

I love to travel. Been to 5 continents and 13 countries, and 49 of the US states so far. All kinds of transportation. Love the NYC Subway and trains. Love to be on an airplane with the anticipation of landing somewhere new. I love maps and finding out-of-the-way locations. I think my passport will be buried with me in my grave. It's my most prized possession.

When I'm at home, my stress-relievers are watering my plants outside, prepping vegetables, and organizing my finances. House-flipping TV shows and reading about nutrition are my favorite pass-times.

I subscribe to WAY TOO MANY magazines.

I am a dedicated public library user.

And I love chairs. I have old beach chairs hanging on the wall in my house. I like to be resourceful with what I already have, being proud that I can make something beautiful out of nothing, that way, if something happens to it, it didn't cost much. BUT... I'm sadly finding the more work I put into rescuing something, the more sentimental I get about it. LOL. What a conundrum!

I don't have any kids. Never got into Hello Kitty and such. However, I used to work in Walt Disney World, so I have a good affinity for the classic Disney characters. Pooh was my favorite as a kid. As an adult... Kermit the Frog is my favorite. What a good attitude he always has!And I love everything Wendy from Peter Pan.

I'm your mainstream Christian. I listen to Christian music on my 45-minute commute every morning and night. Matt Maher is my favorite these days.

Tea is for me. Coffee from time to time. But tea makes me tick. Started when I was living with a girl from Scotland one summer - Tracy. She was a hoot! Then I found specialty tea shops in NYC when I lived there, and I'm such a tea snob now I prefer to make my own tea bag combinations from loose tea. I especially like high mountain green teas from Taiwan and China. I prefer Asian teas to British tea; seems like a bigger variety. Herbal tea is okay. No chai or jasmine teas though. I got Coconut Mango Stash tea in a swap recently, and I love how it smells of whiskey to me! LOL.

I am a middle child of three girls. I'm the one with the curly hair, and my sisters got the straight hair. Somehow I always got the worst seat in the car on trips. Boo.

I LOVE MATH. One huge regret in life was that I attended a small in-state school instead of trying to get into a big-time school like MIT after high school. I realized a lifelong goal when I attended a week-long class at MIT in summer 2014 -- I even stayed in the non-air conditioned dorm rooms!

At age 43, I just married in October 2017 for the first time to a wonderful man named Matt who doesn't roll his eyes when I talk about the swaps I am in. He's my golden ticket.

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Comment: Thank you! How funny that your name is the same as my address! I also have big travel plans for retirement. My husband and I want to sell everything and live in an RV!
Response: Yes! My parents had an RV... it's a great way to go!
BrendaB rated for Pocket Letter 'Christmas' on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the very lovely pocket letter. It was fun and unique and your letter was awesome too. You're a very interesting person! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
kostanda rated for December Tea Swap on Nov 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your teas :)
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Comment: Love the vintage postcard! Happy swapping!πŸ“¬πŸ˜Š
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Comment: Love the card! I've had craw fish etoufee in Lafayette, LA but I know I'll the shrimp better. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous sunset, the tree is neat in it.
gizmodust rated for Menu Swap on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the menus. My husband thought I was the only one who was always picking up menus when we go out. They came in handy for this swap. TIGIN IRISH PUB would be my choice. More interesting choices there. Thanks again.
Onibah3 rated for Menu Swap on Sep 28, 2017
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Comment: Hi there, Thank you for the menus and the National Guard aircraft card.
No1Sassygrl rated for Menu Swap on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for swapping :) Plank Road Pizza sounds amazing! Thanks for the post card!
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Comment: Cute little package! thankyou =)
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Comment: Got the cool postcard in today's mail :) Yeah Fairbanks history doesn't go back too far in recorded history. We are still a pretty wild state with alot of un-populated areas - population booms happen when they boost up the military bases. The town we live in, which is North Pole is even a younger town. Thank you for the great card!
honeytea rated for Tea Time on Sep 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful teas! I can't wait to try them. As for good tea places in STL, have you tried Traveling Tea Co? They are wonderful :)
myancey rated for Tea Time on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: I got ur teas today and like u I have lots of loose teas and not so many wrapped ones LOL. I love this one tea I found at a shop that went out of business its a peach flavor tea and super yummy. but its loose... thank u so much and cant wait to try em. have a great day
Sissi rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard!!
Response: Yay! Glad it arrived. Have great day!
lemooon rated for newbie welcome August 2017 on Aug 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot! Your watercolor painting is so beautiful!
pintis rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard - very interesting topic!
bearnbabs rated for Christmas Pick 3 Swap on Dec 6, 2013
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Comment: Wow! Wish I could give you a bunch of hearts. Love the watercolor ,the Qulit ornament and postage stamps. What a nice surprise. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. bearnbabs
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Comment: thank you i found the page you sent quite interesting to read x

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