Swap-bot Time: May 11, 2021 3:10 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2020
Last Online: May 10, 2021
Birthday: June 4
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm Dana and that rhymes with so many things, but let's go with "tropicana". My name pronunciation is the Canadian female version - I was born in Montreal and moved to Hollywood, FL, when I was 11. It was fun at first and then it just got boring and I wanted to live in a city and I also wanted to study medicine. I love a good two-fer so I did the Six-Year Medical Program at Boston University. Being in Boston in the late 80s and early 90s had a huge impact on my aesthetic and worldview. I was going to be a radiologist (I love anything ~anatomical~ and anything to do with medicine in general and psychiatry and ~brains~ more specifically). This plan did not work because I have a weird eye disease and needed two corneal transplants and also I have bipolar 1 and I could not handle all the stress. So I am on disability after trying so many jobs in so many cities and always going manic under pressure. I used to be afraid to discuss the bipolar but you can see I'm over that, yay! I am all about ~mental health awareness~ and I'm here to help or educate.

So if any of that interests you, please let me know!

Favorite Music

I listen to music every day and am very passionate about what I listen to. I'm serious fangirl.

These are faves right now:

Carly Rae Jepsen, Rihanna, Kesha, Adele, Taylor Swift, Little Mix, FKA twigs, M.I.A., Rina Sawayama

And some k-pop artists: Twice, Itzy, Blackpink, Everglow, 2NE1

But also

Wilco, XTC, Pixies, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, The Cure, Pavement, Weezer, Prince

And bossa nova and Julien Doré and Tchaikovsky.

Favorite Crafts

I am crafty but not artistic. My vision is getting worse and so it's hard to see what I'm doing and I'm often sloppy. Hey, mistakes are just design elements...

I like to do collage and mixed media, often using vintage dymo and tags

I have two smashbooks but I only add to one sometimes and I haven't started the second.

I love to add washi and stickers to my envelopes when I send card, letters, and swaps.

Favorite Television

I love TV and we watch a lot in our house.

Some favorites:

American Dad, Schitt's Creek, Ancient Aliens, Rick & Morty, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, The Americans, The Bold Type, House, Cells At Work, Japanese Style Originator (please let me know your thoughts on this if you watch! :-)

Favorite Books

The pandemic severely affected my voracious reading habit. I can only read ebooks and I have to make the font huge. Luckily, my library has a good eBook system and I have gotten back into reading daily. If you have any recs, please pass them along!

Some favorites:

  • Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (I cannot recommend this highly enough)

  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

  • Anything by Banana Yoshimoto

  • The Vanishing Half / The Mothers by Brit Bennett

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid - Evelyn Hugo / Daisy Jones esp. but all her books are good

  • The Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French

  • The Practical Magic books by Alice Hoffman and also The Dovekeepers by her is historical fiction at the siege on Masada with witchiness

  • non-fiction: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Things I like

~ My aesthetic is eclectic; I like cottagecore/cottagegoth and kawaii and retro and witchy stuff

~ Favorite color is any shade of purple but I prefer darker ones. I also love black.

~ I love dogs (we have a maltipoo named Baby) and penguins and foxes and most animals really

~ I love anything related to space, astronomy, astrology (I love being a bipolar Gemini), aliens, the paranormal

~ I love mushrooms and have some theories about fungi

~ I love nature in general except for snakes and wasps

~ I love paper ephemera

~ I love shiny things

~ I love anything cute and have a broad definition of kawaii - brands aren't important to me, I just enjoy adorable stationery! My favorites are Chococat and Hello Kitty but I like finding new characters to love

~ My favorite stationery is the letter set and I love an interesting note card. I don't do many postcard swaps but I like cool postcards

~ I drink a lot of tea and I like anything that doesn't have chamomile or stevia in it. I love trying new teas and have found so many new faves here!

~ ~ ~ ~ don't need any of these things:

~ bookmarks (I don't read print books)

~ tags

~ sticky notes

~ memo sheets; to-do list and other list type sheets

~ ~ ~ ~ don't like any of these (a refresher):

~ chamomile

~ stevia

~ snakes

~ wasps


I can go on... Thanks for reading and please contact me about anything!

I appreciate everything anyone sends me! Thank you to everyone who has ever sent me anything! You made my day!

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fxmldr1 rated for Tea For Thee # 98 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the array of vibrant colored washi tape. I will try the tea tomorrow morning. Thank you. Happy swapping.
Winklet rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Such a fun envelope to open!! Thank you so much!
Reign747 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
pattiairel rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Dana thanks for a nice swap♥
dmwcheng rated for Tea For Thee # 97 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the tea, Dana. And extra thanks for writing a full card to me. I greatly appreciate that connection. =) Your Crunchie candy sounds like it's a type of brittle...? Anyway, props to the hubby. Hehe. Cheers!
Comment: You really did a great job decorating them. I love them!
suepier rated for WIYM: Unique PC #5 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
Comment: thank you for all the floral theme items! I love them all :D
SkaGirl rated for 3 surprises in an envelope!♥ #2 on May 6, 2021
Comment: I love everything, thank you!!! :)
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you look forward to trying them
Comment: Thank you for the letter and goodies ☺️☺️ The personalized tags were cute!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Notecard Swap #6 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Hi Dana, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Thank you for the stickers you sent along as extras. Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010
Burger1girl rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard. ANd of course Im an avid tea drinker!! Thank you again, and Happy Swapping!!
bpl76 rated for LSRU-Make Someone's Day/USA on May 3, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
patricia8288 rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap and sweet note. Happy swapping.
MissRich rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you !! :) I love it all!
StargazerHM rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #4 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! I loved everything about! Cheers!
arimails rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for some nice items, I really like the Space notecard
lovesmail rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap! :)))
shanaabird rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the cute goodies!

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Petaltea on Mar 16, 2021:

The Dublin Murder Squad!! Fantastic series. I found you on instagram! The best photos on ig are always the pics of our furbabies. hahaha! I received your swap today. Thank you!

groetjes, Robyn

takehimaway on Nov 6, 2020:

BTW, THIS IS DEFINITELY A SIGN. I love them too, of course. LOL.

takehimaway on Nov 6, 2020:


hamsterfarm on Sep 24, 2020:


For joining everything Pink <3

hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

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