Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: August 2, 2021
Birthday: July 18, 1974
Country: United States
Hello! I'm Amanda! I am a 46-year-old mom to two teenage boys, ages 14 and 18. I make hula hoops and teach hula hoop dance to adults. I'm also a laughter yoga leader. My husband and I have a home typing/transcription business. And I work part-time in the town library in the children's room.
I send my swaps out on time, so if you are missing yours or there is postage due, please let me know.
I have a pet cat, Millie. She loves to lick the window screens in the summer. Tastes like the outside!
I love bright colors and whimsical fun designs. My favorite color is purple. My favorite color palette is rainbow. I like all kinds of colorful cheery geometric patterns.
I love googly eyes. They always make me smile. One April Fool's Day (which is big in our house), I put them on household objects and food in the fridge.
I love puns and corny dad jokes, and enjoy Ann Taintor style of sassy/snarky humor.
I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my flow toys (hula hoops, poi, levitation wands, LED Fiberflies whip, fans), playing boardgames, playing Pokemon Go, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
We have a HUGE boardgame collection that I enjoy playing with family and friends. Some favorite games are Takenoko, Lanterns, Dutch Blitz, Backgammon, and Alhambra.
I love bookmarks, stickers, stencils, cartoon band-aids, and tea, so those are always appreciated! I love punchinella, drywall tape with holes, and things with interesting textures and holes that I can use on my gelli plate. I'm always looking for ephemera, maps, and patterned/painted papers for collage. Currently collecting decorative napkins with small images on them to collage for making faux postage. I love snarky sayings and cute smiley kawaii characters. I love shrink plastic charms (remember Shrinky Dinks in the ‘80s?) and mug rugs. I love dark chocolate (no nuts).
I have enjoyed doing arts and crafts my whole life.
Right now my favorites are art journaling with stencils, acrylic paint, watercolor, washi tape, collage, gelli plate printing, and learning how to make various folded paper things from YouTube tutorials..
I also enjoy crochet projects like dishcloths, scarves, shawls, and cowls. I am working on a Tom Baker Dr. Who scarf at the moment!
I have dabbled in many things over the years and still enjoy jumping back in some of these -- rubber stamping, sewing, origami, jewelry making, shrink plastic, mandala drawing, polymer clay.
I love quirky comedies!
Flight of the Conchords
Parks & Recreation
Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (one of my celebrity crushes)
What We Do in the Shadows
Laverne & Shirley
The Queen’s Gambit (Who knew how exciting chess could be? I’m enjoying the book too.)
Mare of Easttown although usually crime shows are too creepy/gory for me, but this is more drama based
My favorite cartoons/kid shows are Scooby Doo, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, The Muppet Show, and Sesame Street.
I love watching YouTube and usually watch funny clips from late night TV, cute pets (Doggy Daycare Farm Trips is my current fave), concert videos, flow toy tutorials, and craft tutorials.
My music tastes are very Eclectic!
Weezer, Prince, Bella's Bartok (my current fave -- a LOT of fun to see live), Seepeoples, The Smiths, Morrissey, David Bowie, The Pixies, R.E.M., Talking Heads, The Beatles, Crowded House, They Might Be Giants, Bjork, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Cage The Elephant, Sia, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, '90s dance music, '80s music, danceable catchy hip-hop, pop, dance music, hang drum music
Most anything except classical, country, and heavy metal, although there are things I occasionally listen to from those categories as well
I am a huge tea fan and have a drawer and basket full of a variety of teas. I especially love hibiscus fruity teas (berry and citrus), rooibos, vanilla flavors, and chai.
I love trying interesting new flavors and am on the hunt for some dessert teas to try like lemon cake or chocolate teas that I've heard about.
(NO licorice/anise, banana, Earl Gray, or floral (rose/lavender) flavors though, please. Ew.)
The Princess Bride
A River Runs Through It
Pretty in Pink
When Harry Met Sally
Meet Joe Black
What We Do in the Shadows
Hunt for the WIlderpeople
Anne of Green Gables PBS movies from the '90s
Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd
Please no glitter bombs. If I have to use a vacuum, it’s no longer fun happy mail! 😂😂
Please no floral scented items. I hate rose scent and do not like floral teas.
No black licorice or banana or floral flavored candy or tea.
Please no religious themes or items.
Please no cheap dollar store or kiddie party favor type stuff that will just end up in the trash.
Colors: Purple, teal, magenta, lime green, orange. I like bright and darker colors instead of pastels.
Animals: Bears, sloths, manatees, llamas, cats, big fluffy dogs (Especially Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds)
Baby Yoda! And The Mandolorian on Disney+
Favorite Pokemon on Pokemon Go: Wailmer, Snorlax, Eevee, Glaceon, Absol, Slakoth, Lapras, Dragonite (favorite flying type), Ponyta and Darumaka and Growlithe (favorite fire types), Mudkip, Gloom (favorite poison types), Meganium and Ivysaur (favorite grass types), Golett and Wooper (favorite ground types). My trainer code is 1655 8089 8013 (Commanda13).
Snacks: sweet and salty, potato chips, kettle corn, dark chocolate, cookies--especially chocolate chip
-paper with geometric patterns on them
-whimsical and cute Kawaii designs with smiley characters
-paper napkins with patterns and small images of interesting things on them to use for collage and making faux postage
-wrapping paper with cute designs or fun patterns
-children's book pages
-library cards and due date cards
-Punchinella or other texture/pattern making tools
The House in the Cerulean Sea (my new FAVORITE!), The Night Circus, Where the Crawdads Sing, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, Water for Elephants, The Stars are Fire, There There, Ready Player One, 11/22/63, Cloud Atlas, Eat at Home Tonight, Sheetpan Suppers, Little Bento (Why don’t other folks include favorite cookbooks on their favorite books lists? 😂)
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