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montigneyrules

montigneyrules
Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: December 1, 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:

-Raccoons

-Crosswords

-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

-Bubbles!

-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

Ratings

4Friends rated for Disney's Who I Am Swap #8 on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Ratatouille?
Response: YUP!
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Comment: I'm saving this to open at Xmas, but I can tell I'm going to love it! (Don't ask me how, I'm weird like that...) lol... ;) Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards ❤️
MamaKek rated for Stickers Galore Scavenger Hunt # 2 on Nov 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun stickers!
pianoheart rated for Stocking Surprises-October on Nov 13, 2021
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Comment: This stocking surprise arrived late and was not wrapped. The note with it did not include the swap name. No return address on the package, so I had to guess.
Response: Thank you for updating. I do put on personalized return address stickers (we have family photo stickers with my swap name), it may have fallen off, and that may have caused the mailing delay- my post office wouldnt have allowrd me to ship it to you without full names return and sender. I apologize it wasn't fully wrapped in non white paper, I relied on the packaging to be wrapping. I also resent a double wrapped item, so now you have two complete swaps to rate a 5 because I did achieve the goal of the swap.
sera rated for Halloween or Autumn Small Package Swap on Nov 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the package, I love the Disney pin! Hope you enjoy the rest of Fall :)
octobereve930 rated for Book you like Pc #1 on Nov 2, 2021
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Comment: thank you very much and have a great day 11/2
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Comment: thank you for the goodies! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and showing me some new words.
writemoreletters rated for Alice in Wonderland on Oct 24, 2021
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Comment: The idea of the charms for the caucus race was so creative! Thank you for the swap!
Minivandreams rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #90 on Oct 23, 2021
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Comment: I loved this postcard! It cracked me up in the middle of the post office! Thanks!
Pandagirl805 rated for 10 Things Oct 10th on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies I loved it all! especially the smashed penny and the stamp bookmark! thank you! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of postcards, I especially liked the Boston Historic Freedom Trail one. Have a great day!
SunflowerRose rated for Book you Like PC #4 on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Please remember to put full names. My post office was a lil hatful since last name was not on there and thats how the mail is delivered to right box. Per note left on the pc
Response: That is so strange. My mom sends me postcards with fake names, characters, descriptions, etc never had an issue. Mail is weird territory wise
myancey rated for Stickers Galore Scavenger Hunt #1 on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much really love the quote on the envie.
aspens rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #86 on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: Awwwwww super cute little raccoon! They're so precious! And your Max onesie sounds so cozy! Wishing you lots of warm autumn nights in it haha :) Thank you for sending!
Mimi7 rated for Book you like PC #5 on Sep 29, 2021
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Comment: Hi Kendall, Love this New York City Pc. How cool that you found a book in a cab and loved the book!! Will check these books out. Thanks for this swap!!
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Comment: Thank you for the glittery PC and unusual words.
Mimi7 rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 19, 2021
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Comment: love this pc and I will check out the great books you mentioned. take care
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Comment: Thanks for your postcard! I love "vorfreude!"

Rating Overview

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4.9978 662 7 7
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Comments

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:

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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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