Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2024 7:33 pm


Date Joined: June 23, 2007
Last Online: May 18, 2024
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi. I'm a 40 year old New England native. I love exploring the cities and towns of New England, but also love to travel. My schedule is always full of some sort of adventure, be it close to home or across the country.

I love serendipitous moments. I'm a geek for life and love to smile.

I do flat lays of my incoming swaps and post them to my flickr. I also post flat lays of my outgoing swaps, though I try not to put them up until a rating is made. There may be spoilers in my flickr if you are expecting a swap from me.

Please let me know if there was postage due on any of my swaps. I measure all of my swaps on my kitchen scale and generally over postage my swaps, but if one has money due I'd like to know and make it right.

February 2024: I am back on Swap-bot after a hiatus and am thankful to have been part of some amazing swaps thus far since being back. If you have questions, including my 1s and what I've done to fix them, shoot me a message.

Pets & Animals

  • Cats. I've had cats my entire life. Found out I'm allergic in 2007. That doesn't mean I love them any less, I just try to avoid long hairs as much as possible.

  • Dogs. I have a Pug that is my snuggle buddy.

  • Chinchillas. Mine is about to turn 16!

  • Koalas!

  • Platypuses

  • Rubber ducks.

  • Penguins.

Favorite Music

Folk, Sixties & Seventies, Rock (primarily Alternative), some showtunes (i.e. RENT, Fun Home), movie soundracks (i.e. The Craft, Donnie Darko, almost any Disney film), comedy (i.e. Stephen Lynch & Flight of the Conchords).

Absolute Favorites: Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Tegan & Sara, Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Incubus.

Favorite Books

I can hear the mourning dove by James Bennett, But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock, Smack by Melvin Burgess, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundara

I also read and collect comic books. I love one off or short run series comics that are by indie or local creators.

Favorite Movies

Mel Brooks' films, Kevin Smith's films, Dirty Dancing, Quentin Tarantino's films, But I'm a Cheerleader, Saved, Harold & Maude, Amelie, The Secretary, Romancing the Stone, The Princess Bride, Robinhood Men in Tights, and many more!

Favorite Television

I'm a big fan of crime shows and sci-fi.

NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Next Generation, Babylon 5, FarScape, Firefly, Eureka, and so many more!

Arts & Crafts

I love creating art.

  • Collage, paper or mixed media is my favorite.

  • Photography, capturing candid moments, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or the little things that happen/exist in the hustle and bustle of the streets.

Games - Board & Video

I play video and computer games. Strategy games are my number one pick, but I'm not adverse to other gaming. Pikmin on Nintendo has to be my all time favorite game series. Followed by Animal Crossing and many others.

Board games are always up for play; Scrabble, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Fluxx, UNO, Killer Bunnies, the choices are always expanding.

Swap Helpers

I sign up for swaps I have interest in, so anything I receive is happily accepted.

  • Baking/Cooking: I started to learn how to cook at age 35, that's right I avoided cooking at all costs until then. Now I stream baking and cooking on twitch weekly to talk about why it took me so long to learn. I make some classics as well as new to me recipes. I will always appreciate a handwritten recipe of your favorite dish, side, snack, or dessert.

  • Color: I love color. The more color the better. The shine and shimmer of metallic being added to color to make it pop is one of my favorite things. If holographic was a color it would be my favorite. I'm a sucker for shimmer and sparkle.

  • Food/Drink: Instead of soda or coffee, I drink teas as my primary beverage. I have a sweet tooth, so I always have candies and chocolates around. My favorite candy bar being a Violet Crumble from Australia. I am always up to try a regional snack or beverage. I belonged to the subscriptions of Universal Yums (worldwide snacks) and Sakuraco (Japanese snacks) for years in order to try new things.

  • Handmade: Create something from your heart that shows off my interests.

  • List of likes: adventure, art, atcs, baking, books, collages, color, cursive, calligraphy, candies, chocolates, crafts, fireflies (aka lightning bugs), flowers, handmade, holographic, homemade, koalas, metallic, music, native plants, nature, note cards, ocean, paper, photography, postcards, rainbows, recipes, stickers, sunrise/sunsets, teas, travel, wildflowers

I'd hate for what you send me to end up in the bin, so please read this short list of no thank yous.

  • black licorice, especially salted black licorice
  • coffee beans or grounds unless part of a specific swap.
  • religious content
  • horror/scare content
  • loose glitter
  • perfume


I enjoy most of what I get sent.

These are ideas of what I enjoy.

  • Sunrise/Sunset
  • Anything with a koala
  • Cute/Kawaii
  • Art - small artists, colorful, or quirky
  • Something that you love about where you are from


basykes rated for Any PC Hello #12 USA on May 18, 2024
Comment: Have a great time at Disney World. We've only been to Disneyland...never on the other side of the country.
craftynut rated for Traveling PC's World #87 on May 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you the cards have arrived safely and will be kept for another round.
BluGinhm rated for Traveling PC's US only #16 on May 17, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the tea! And the Maine postcard!
Comment: I have heard of old man of the mountain. Sad he had a face (fall) lift.
myancey rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for mine and Micah’s pc! So thoughtful. Have a good day
Comment: Sad about the Old Man on the mountain.
crimsonrivulet rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 15, 2024
Comment: Megan! I love the dummies in space suites postcard! The weather has been nice here not too hot or humid yet so that's great! My favorite summer activity would have to be camping! I live about 3 hours from the coast so we like to camp right on the beach at the state parks! Thanks again for the postcard! ❤
Keanui rated for You Choose the Theme Postcard Swap #9 on May 14, 2024
Comment: Thank u for the lovely pc and I love why u picked water as ur theme :)
inventacharm rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 14, 2024
Comment: The card is so pretty, thank you! I'm really into collaging too!
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #392 on May 14, 2024
Comment: I attended my first Postcrossing meet up last year, but we did not have games and prizes. Best wishes for hosting/organizing one!
Keanui rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 13, 2024
Comment: Thank u for the lovely postcard! Hope u get to visit it :)
paperlover rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Maine signpost postcard. I definitely want to visit Paris
Cocpufffs rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 13, 2024
Comment: Love that you picked a PC that looked like a cauldron. I love the combo of crafting and being able to swap what you make.
twileteyes rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great llama postcard! I do like scrapbooking but I really don't like the journaling part so I just make collages with pictures and no words lol.
Comment: Thank you very much for the "Ugly" stickers (which, as you imagined, most of them are not "ugly" at all for me) and for the extra LGTB+ and cat stickers. I love them! Sending a hug to you and your wife!
Comment: Loved all the blind goodies! Thank you :D Happy Swapping!
Comment: In theory, going to space would be super cool, but, in reality, I wouldn’t survive the rocket launch! I can’t do roller coasters either 😂
cowboypoodle rated for Traveling PC's US #15 on May 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards! I will pass them along in the next round :-)
knittymarie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #390 on May 11, 2024
Comment: Restaurant week sounds amazing!
Comment: Thank you for the playlist!

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lilymonmomma on May 1, 2024:

Mailed your envelope today for the Blind fun swap

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