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Date Joined: October 22, 2007
Last Online: January 22, 2014
Birthday: December 24, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I like swapping, receiving and sending mail. I like crafting, I'm interested in knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, especially Steampunk crafting-watch parts, cogs, wheels, spy glasses, etc-so I'm looking for materials to start those crafts. I like swapping mail bags~mainly goodie/stamp/fun bags. -I'm a member of Bags of Fun group, if you're unsure of what mail bags are.

Recently, I've been having a lot of health issues. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and diabetes. I'm not used to having health problems and a lot of pain, I'm having to adjust to that. I'm a CNA in geriatric care. I've been a vegetarian for the longest time now. I'm in a committed relationship with my girlfriend, since 1990 and we have 3 doggies and a cat, they're all rescues. Our furbabies are awesome.

I write fiction stories, mostly romance and typically short stories. I love taking photographs. I recently acquired a really awesome digital Canon camera, love it! I love all things coffee! I like tea, surfing the web, reading, sleeping teehee!

Please note: I am not a Christian, in fact, I don't relate myself to any organized religion. I feel New Age and I relate to the Goddess Quan Yin and the God Horus. I thank you for your consideration.

I'm interested in

Anything related to:
Day of the Dead
Masks~related to Carnival in Brazil especially
Japanese/Oriental style, from Cherry Blossoms, to Geisha, to Kitsune-sneaky fox spirit
Egyptian style~Pharoahs, Heiroglyphics
Sock monkeys
Autumn themes/colors
Winter themes/colors

Favorite Books

I love books. My genres: any kind of paranormal, fantasy, romance & urban/dark fantasy/sci/fi, YA (young adult). and Steampunk (esp paranormal Steampunk). I am always looking for Steampunk authors/books. I like books that are full of life, that make a good impression on the readers. I like reading erotica, not trash per se.

Genres or story ideas/plots/characters I like: magic, time travel, secrets, myths, vampires, angels, witches, mythical creatures, gods/goddesses, reincarnation, alternate reality/alternate history novels.

Favorite Authors - Gena Showalter, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Susan Kearney, JK Rowling, Kim Harrison, Susan Cooper, Lynn Viehl, Christine Feehan, Sandra Hill, John Greene + others. I like being introduced to new authors. I'm into Harry Potter & his world, I like Twilight, Beautiful Creatures series, Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

The Basics

I like to swap/receive:
BOOKS-no older than 10 years, gently used is fine-dark urban/fantasy/romance
COFFEE-I prefer coffees without any flavoring-no nuts, or fruit
TEA-no loose tea, just individually sealed packets, I like black tea, black tea blends, smoked teas, if I have to choose something like Russian Tea, what keeps you warm in the winter. Flavorings I would say NO to passion, tropical berry flavors
FOOD-I like chocolate-especially milk chocolate, no fruit, some nuts are okay. I love tea biscuits or cookies you can have with your tea or coffee-like almond or cashew cookies, or cookies dipped in chocolate. I like trying new snacks, like bar mix or tasty crackers or what have you. I don't have any allergies but all I ask is if you send ANY FOOD-please send them individually sealed from the manufacturer, thank you.
ALL LIVING THINGS-I like owls, dolphins, trees, sun/moon, I don't like anything that exploits animals~circus, animal experiments.

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, Nikita (CW's current rendition), Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Torchwood, + more.

Likes & Dislikes

I like bookmarks (with unique designs, Japanese, Egyptian, etc), dark colored, stripy or other designed size 9 socks. I also like art, paintings, crafts, scarves, I think I have a fascination with toe socks.

More LIKES: music mix cds, messenger bags, pens, stationery, stickers & notebooks/journals. Unique glass items, body oils. I also love going to yard sales and seeing/buying people's stuff. I collect stones - I really need the grounding - my interests/favorites: Crystals-big, clear, jagged. Green-the darker the better, especially if they're clear. Purple-especially dark. Blood stones. Stones that are not necessarily tumbled, and if they're veiny that's awesome. I like stones that seem to have pictures in them naturally or that are unique

DISLIKES - If you send me food or drink items, please be aware that I am a VEGETARIAN and that there are no animal byproducts in something you may send-thanks! I don't like coconut anything, fruit & nut flavored coffee, I don't like anything that tries to sway my religious or political view.

Things that I'm totally OKAY with receiving - Nudes (as in postcards from the '20s or artsy ones, etc), curse words in songs or books, used things... I try to be open-minded about a lot of things.


Colors I like are:

Dark shades of colors (like cobalt, hunter green, cinnamon, vermilion + rich carmine). Blends, patterns, '70s decor. Purple, saffron, rich brown, orange, deep red, gold & black. There are other colors I like but I just wanted to quickly add some here.

Colors I really don't like: Pastels, neons, milky colors.

Favorite Movies

I like my movies like I like my tv and books-in the themes/genres or story ideas/plots/characters of: magic, time travel, secrets, myths, vampires, angels, witches, mythical creatures, gods/goddesses, reincarnation, alternate reality/alternate history novels.

City of Bones
Harry Potter
Sherlock Holmes
The Avengers
Iron Man
So many others!


Bug rated for Gems, Minerals & Crystals Swap #2 on Feb 14, 2014
Comment: Hi, it's way past the send by date and I see you haven't logged in since the 22nd. Your swap is still marked as unsent. I will happily re-rate for a send. Hope all is well.
Comment: Send by date for this was January 31st, and you haven't logged in since the 22nd. Your swap is still marked as unsent. I will re-rate if I receive something.
Comment: Awesome postcard! Thanks for the well wishes :)
jeanland rated for BoF ~ FBs & Bags Swap #7 (USA Only) on Jan 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the stuffed package! I can't wait to go through everything, sign in & pass these on! Thanks again! :o)
Comment: I can't wait to dig in to all the stuff!!!!! Thank you very much for the mix!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies!!! sorry it took so long to rate.....busy time of season!!!!! Thanks again!!!
Response: Glad you like everything! Thanks for rating! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much! I will have fun taking my turn in the books and bags and I love the extras! I will be having that tea tonight.
Response: So glad you like the package! Happy Holidays and hope you enjoyed the tea! Btw, thanks for the rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cool swap !
Response: Thank you for the rating, and heart! Glad you like them!
candigirl rated for Gems, Minerals & Crystals Swap on Nov 20, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely sones, and the little charm ,,, so sweet! I loved the pkg, and the nice description of the properties... Thank you so much ! Have a lovely thanksgiving !
Response: I am so glad you like all the stuff! Thank you for the great rating!
cyph0r rated for BoF ~ FBs & Bags Swap #5 (USA Only) on Nov 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: awesome package thanks
Response: And you are welcome! Thank you for the great rating!
Madelon rated for 3 Teas & 1 Bookmark #3 on Oct 23, 2013
Response: :)
pernie123 rated for 3 Teas & 1 Bookmark #3 on Oct 22, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the teas I enjoy and the cats bookmark. I enjoyed reading about the cartoonist, Kliban.
Response: I'm glad you like the package! Thank you for the great rating!
Response: :)
Comment: Thank you for such an excellent STUFFED package! I'm going to have fun going through these & signing in! You rock!!! :o)
Response: I'm glad you like the package! Thanks so much for hosting this cool swap!
Comment: Thank you SO much Nina. This is now my favourite bookmark. If I could give you 5 hearts I would. Thanks also for the extras and well thought out swap. :) <3 <3
Response: I am so glad you liked the package! Makes me :) It was fun getting the extras together. Have a lovely day and thanks for the nice rating.
Comment: Thank you! I'm relying on their being another swap in October too! :)
Response: Thank you for great rating! See you soon!
Comment: Thanks for your answers! I enjoyed reading them! :)
Response: Thank you for saying so. This was a great swap. Thank you for the nice rating!
Comment: Thank you for your answers, I too cannot stand dog eared defaced books and really cant "snack" when reading since I don't want to ruin my ereader screen! Happy reading!
Response: True-book lovers unite! There really is a "way" to read. I liked this swap, because it gave us all opportunities to voice our book habits! Thank you for rating! :)
tampatha rated for Mail Art Mavens: Newbie Swap on Sep 16, 2013
Comment: this was just lovely! great job and thanks for the book pages..I love using them!
Response: I'm glad you liked the package, it was my first... and I'm glad you like the pages. Thanks for the rating! :)

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Mugsie on Dec 24, 2014:

"Happy Birthday"!!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 14, 2014:

Thank you for the random envie from my January wishlist. I especially loved the unicorn sticker. It's on my journal now.

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

cmdunderground on Dec 28, 2013:

I received the themed envie tag. Thank you!!!

jeanland on Dec 25, 2013:

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Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

poeticpaper on Dec 13, 2013:

Thank you for granting my wish at the Wishlist Group! Loved the washi tape and other random bits of goodness you sent!

jeanland on Dec 5, 2013:

Thank you so much for the lovely package for the "Just Wishes Group" December Wishlist! I love everything you sent me! :o)

LauraM540 on Dec 2, 2013:

Thanks for the flat items from the USTA tag!! Happy Holidays!

renate on Oct 22, 2013:

thanks for the tea on wishlist group

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