Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2021 3:56 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: July 22, 2021
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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Who am I?

Oh hai..When the caterpillar asks, “Who Are You?”, I’d reply, “I am tragic, unusual, and alive. I embrace life as a wonderland of nonsense, in which I can be a lost boy or a wild thing.”

At work, I am an Urban Anthropologist. Sorry, my career has nothing to do with bones, CSI, pottery, or dinosaurs. I am an Admission & Intakes Manager for people with Intellectual Disabilities! I love meeting with families, hearing their stories, and finding how to support their service needs.

My career philosophy...I heavily BELIEVE in Macy’s Santa, i.e why say no?! Just put the individual first and try to provide support-even if it’s not us there are so many people and places in the world; keep hope alive..

(How is this relevant to the swapping world? Well, I love funky post-its, day planner stickers, agenda coding-type items)

At home, within my wonderland, I enjoy promoting my husband and I recently became temporary respite foster parents to a variety of ages. Our organization focuses on re-building the family, supporting community, and growing stronger by learning from each other. We love hearing from fellow fosters because experience, history, and advice comes from the most unique places.

How is this relevant to the swapping world? Shy of a good letter to connect; whether it’s love, advice, inspiration, strength… we also could use stuff for daily projects; stickers, sensory-based items, black-out poetry, board game ideas, fidgets..swap it my way!

Beyond fostering, my identity is also Dog Mom. Yes, my dogs have their own Instagram (theunkforgettabledawgs). We recently lost our two senior medical needs pooches and adopted our first ‘real dog’ as we call her. A 3yr old pit bull mix, w.a big head, big floppy ears, and a bundle of loveable energy. I say real dog because this is our first experience with a dog motivated by treats, into long walks, who has the ‘zoomies’. It’s a crazy experience to suddenly have to watch out for food left on the counter, put up a gate to close off rooms, and not leave my slippers wherever I want…but gotta love that #dogmom life!

When my husband and I are actually home alone. No kids, dog finally taking a nap, we enjoy discovering treasures at thrift stores, finding a good tree to climb while hiking, playing volleyball, designing themed board game nights, and in between all of that reading non-stop.

Favorite Books

Books are my obsession. Books, book clubs, book blogs, goodreads (montigneyrules), sitting in libraries, etc.

I dream of bookshelves wonderfully organized.

i can list what i love to read forever & forever....

How does one even truly pick ‘favorite books’, ‘favorite genre’, ‘favorite author’? It is all so complex to breakdown…my attempt:

If I’m stranded on an island, I’d read forever over and over:

Haunted (chuck palahniuk), History of Love (nicole krauss), Starless Sea (erin morgernstern), Where the Wild Things Are (expanded edt. david eggers) & Alice in Wonderland

The books I recommend to people the most (not previously listed above):

Incarnations (susan barker), Brief History of the Dead (kevin brockmeier), Fever (laurie anderson), Reincarnation Blues (michael poole), & Forty Rooms (olga grushin)

Hearts, Stars, and Horsehoes

Other Things I Rather Enjoy:



-Blackout poetry

-Vintage postcards of people, where you guess what the true story scene is

-Pin-up girls

-Favorite color is purple

-List-based stationary


-Cooking; anything recipe related

-Washi Tape

Favorite Music

Skinny Lister. Greatest Showman Soundtrack. Of Monsters and Men. Will Varley. Flogging Molly. Flobots. Skrillex. Big D and the Kid's Table. Bad Religion, B.O.B. Chase Hoelfelder.

Favorite Television

I love watching Survivor (I've seen every season, I'm beyond obsessed).

Bobs Burgers is a close second obsession.

Psych, Are You Being Served? Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Dead Like Me, Parks and Rec., Meerkat Manor, Avatar the Last Airbender

recently, I've marathoned Dr. Who. Now I can finally commit to the awesome fandom!

My Maybe Not List

If you can please keep in mind:

I don't like ATCs

-No hats/scarves

-I absolutely hate dolphins

-I'm beyond terrified of birds

-I'm not a huge fan of animal print

-I don't eat peanut butter

-I think butterflies are ugly

-Christmas colors outside of December irk me


NRGordon rated for Music, Music Everywhere on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap. The notecard is a lovely mistake. I am a fan of Alice and have about 20 versions and related movies on DVD. Congratulations! I hope you are both doing well.
StarburstOwl rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #74 on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Jsereg001 rated for Found/Unusual Objects Swap on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome items!
jules4534 rated for Postcards Please #5 on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Love the dog with he decor! Ha!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! They are perfect, I absolutely love these Postcards! Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile, you really made this an extra special swap <3
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #72 on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: I LOVE your answers! Haha! Thanks for joining the swap!
HennyPenny rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #71 on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: I have not heard of the book “Starless Sea,” but googled it and it looks fantastic. I am on the waitlist at the library for it. Thanks for the share 🌺
rainydayangie rated for PRIDE MONTH!!🏳️‍🌈 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for my fun Pride bundle! Love the stickers!
squince rated for Creepy Postcard Swap on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Too funny!
EleanB rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #70 on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Love the Tardis! I don't think I've seen many shows on your list, but they sound good.
Chechel2 rated for Monthly Planner Swap: June on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! 😊
Fritosmom rated for I Love This Book! Swap - June on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for Manthropology by P. McAllister & lovely note. I love & need the Bookmarks. Looks like an interesting read.
Autist rated for One For Me and One For You! #2 on May 27, 2021
Comment: Lovely postcards! Thank you for the Disney one! I love it!! I will send this off shortly!
Comment: Nice choices - thank you!!
SoberMermaid3 rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #65 on May 16, 2021
Comment: If love the Ursula mermaid take redo!! Yes!!!!!
coffeef1rst rated for Desk De-clutter #1 (USA) on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap goodies:)
Chechel2 rated for One For Me and One For You! #1 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Got it! Thank you! 😊
wincejl rated for ♥️ Hot Air Balloons - USA on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card and the beautiful post card! What a neat experience! I would love to have the opportunity to go to a hot air balloon festival some day!
Comment: Awesome swap Kendall ! Thank you for the Raccoon PC with a sign next to it's face saying " Awh, what the hell ! I love that Raccoon Rocket too! So love Guardian's of the Galaxy movies & own them too! And, I didn't mind that you sent the PC via envie. Thank you for doing so and for the 2 extra PC's & quotes as well. I enjoyed reading them!
Response: Glad you liked it. The second I read the swap I knew all the raccoon postcards everyone sends me would be perfect.
Pepsicola57 rated for 5 Things in an envelope on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you❤️💕❤️💕❤️

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SioneSloane on Apr 6, 2021:

I am sorry that you don't like ATCs, it is good to know it will find a new home and not in the trashcan. I ran training programs for FC workers, Foster Parents, and Children's Welfare for years. I commend you on your household and your family.

Enjoy the love and foster warmth!

hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

riftvegan on Jun 5, 2020:

Thanks for the great bonus card for Postcard Roulette June 2020! Happy to get those old postcards moving!! Have a fabulous weekend!

earthnk on Sep 24, 2018:

I no sooner clicked send on your rating when I looked over the Disney papers and figured it out. Look forward to trying this game. Thanks again!

Ramya on Jun 16, 2018:

Thank you for joining the Uniquely Me #1 Swap! ✨

njstauter on Mar 31, 2017:

ohmyhazey on Apr 29, 2015:

I knew it!!! #5 is something I have never heard of but wasn't sure. So cool that I got it right! =) It was so much fun receiving your card and joining this swap. One of the best swap I have joined so far! =) So you really do have a pet pig huh? That's awesome!

ladydy5 on May 2, 2013:

Hope you enjoy doing Thriftstore Find 36

Jbrooks351 on Apr 29, 2013:

I hope you enjoy your scavenger hunt items :)

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