Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 3:16 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: November 29, 2023
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, besides mom-crying over the emotional joy of staring at my newborn girl, 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? Let’s mom 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!

I also 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.

PLEASE NOTE: I have been swapping on Swap-bot for 10+years. I have never flaked..honestly, I have never sent something that I haven’t catered to be profile specific- I have had life happen (illness, emergencies w.kids, issues at work) and I also live near the WORST post office ever-with the rudest slowest workers. This may cause delays, but I will reach out to update. That said, this site has honestly become very petty at times. Please remember we all do this for fun, we pick items we pay for our of our own pockets & we spend way too much on postage most days! Be open minded. Be kind. Be understanding.

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


bf0932 rated for October profile surprise on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your swap.
greenafy rated for Holiday Fun- December on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the extra special package! Everything was so cute and dainty.
Comment: loved my note and the goodies!
Lisserz rated for Four X Four X Four #2 on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and goodies. The gnome sticker is cute.
Comment: Thank you for the book rec!
Comment: Wow! How did you find time for 43 books? Do you find that you absorb them as readily as reading fewer and taking more time, or do you read books for a living (like an editor?) I'll have to look these up on StoryGraph and Libby.
Hlsnapp rated for Four X Four X Four #2 on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! It looks like I didn't hit save when I did it originally. Thanks for a great swap!
Amalan rated for Four X Four X Four #2 on Oct 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I appreciate the cards and the washi tape was cute.
Comment: Thank you for the note card and stickers. I also love to read, but I don't think I read as quickly as you do!
Burger1girl rated for What did you read in SEPTEMBER? on Oct 6, 2023
Comment: How sad! So many books! I hope you get some good ones in October! I'm going to a city yard sale soon and hope to pick up some cheap good books. Thanks for the funny PC. My husband got mail and was looking at the "getting older" part!! Thank you!
kawaiirox21 rated for 30 Stickers on Oct 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you!! :)
AliCrafter rated for What did you read in August? on Oct 3, 2023
Comment: Sounds like you like you hit a string of less than stellar reads. I hate when that happens. I read a few duds myself. It's so annoying when that happens because it feels like I've wasted my time when I could be reading something better! I really like the bookmark you included. I hope September was a better
myancey rated for Fall food scavenger hunt Usa only on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Sadly there was a hole in this and I hope it all made it. There are some crème savers choco nono a candy bar gummies and oatmeal. Thank you
Burger1girl rated for What did you read in August? on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the list of books I may like. I will def ck them out. The book mark is lovely and the memo pad teapot. Appreciate the stickers. Thank you.
Jjean rated for Friday the 13th on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute cards and the Halloween😮 extras.... fun swap...
debbiespoms rated for Breakfast PC Swap on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your take on breakfast.
Fabriqueen rated for Library Lovers Swap on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: I love the card! LOL! I'm so happy for you that it's not your library. It thrills me when I see kids interested in reading rather than playing computer games 24/7. I started a new book this week and in 4 days I have succeeded in reading 4 pages. I've got to make more time for my reading. I read many more books when I was working than since I'm retired. There's something backwards about that. Thank you so much for the darling card and stickers! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Goddies Swap on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for my wonderful envelope of goodies! I can't wait to use them all :)
Raven93 rated for Monster Find and Send on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a monstrously fun envie!
Foxxystamper rated for Four X Four X Four on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much. Loved the cards!

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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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