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Date Joined: July 28, 2007
Last Online: November 6, 2008
Birthday: June 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a librarian. I like reading, knitting, comics, cooking, monsters, strong coffees, fine beers and visiting large cities.

I spent my childhood living in Tempe, AZ; my teen years and the first part of college living in and around Minneapolis, MN; and most of my twenties in Tucson, AZ. A little over a year ago my fiance and I moved to WA... we're still getting used to it.

Favorite Books

I am currently reading House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski as well as assorted comic books.

I like Harry Potter, Italo Calvino, Neil Gaiman, magical realism and graphic novels. I read a lot of young adult novels for my job.

Favorite Music

In general I like old jazz, overwraught gothy stuff, 80's pop, trip-hop, some 90's 'alternative,' and I'm very open to college-rock, international music, and anything with good smart lyrics.

Favorite Movies

My top 6 are: Amelie. Donnie Darko. Party Girl. Little Miss Sunshine. The Life Aquatic. Nightmare Before Christmas.

Favorite Television

I don't watch much television, but I do like the Food Network, particularly Good Eats with Alton Brown. I also like watching old episodes of The French Chef (with Julia Child).

Favorite Crafts

I'm a knitter and I'm on Ravelry as 9hauntedgirls - look me up.

I knit socks (although I wouldn't necessarily call myself a Sock Knitter), scarves, hats, wristies, lace, and I just finished my first sweater. Like most knitters, I prefer natural fibers.

I'm also a novice beer brewer.

Colors I Love

I like autumn colors: hot or warm reds and oranges, a smattering of yellow, and deep nutty browns. I also like greens and blues, in either jewel tones or stormy, deep-sea shades. I'm also a big fan of black and pink, and you can never go wrong with gray.

Colors I Really Kinda Hate

Purple. Navy blue. Army green.

Wishes & Fishes

My favorite season is fall and my favorite holidays are Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. I also collect rare (as in first edition, early edition, signed, etc.) Edward Gorey books... So obviously I like skeletons, bats, sugar skulls, shrines/altars, anything "dark" or "creepy" or creepy-cute, etc.

I'm a little obsessed with cephalopods (octopus, squids and the like) and the Cthulhu mythos. I once made up a Voodoo god named Papa Mimbo, advocate of housecats and strays. I like devils, demons, and stories where people try to outwit them.

I appreciate the punk aesthetic.

I'd enjoy recieving nice lip balms or glosses. I have a fondness for sharpies, pens and little notebooks. I also like asian teas, but nothing floral or sweetened, please. I love spicy foods and trying new kinds of hot sauce.

If I were a superhero my super-weakness would be my sense of smell: I love citrus, pumpkin, and vanilla, but am critically weakened by the smells of cat pee, unwashed clothing, and plumeria. Go figure.

Nice, good-smelling candles are always appreciated as are (and I know this is a stretch) Imp's Ears from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Order a sample you just didn't like? Send it to me and I will give you hearts and light candles in your name. And possibly name my first-born after you. Even if it's a boy.


osman1985 rated for * microfiction by mail! * on Oct 11, 2008
Comment: Loved it. Cute stationary too.
sunrooms rated for * microfiction by mail! * on Oct 11, 2008
Comment: your story was enjoyable. thanks!
JavaVenus rated for Coffee Lovers Unite! on Sep 19, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the great coffee. I loved the mini marshmallows! I am trying to mark your rating with a heart...but the computer isn't cooperating. I will try again tomorrow. UPDATE! YAAAAY! It let me click onthe heart this time. Thank you again for the YUMMY coffee and mini marshmallows!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I love those mini marshmallows - I was so happy the first time I found them!
siayla rated for Living In A Tin Pocket Monster on Aug 11, 2008
Comment: What a cute idea! I love your description on the back! Thanks so much for all the extra chocolate :) Yum Yum!
oreon rated for Wool for Mud on Jan 18, 2008
Comment: Amazing! You are a terrific swapper and a very patient woman. Again, I'm sorry for the delay! The socks are the best!
zosia rated for Yarn Junkies 10 - SILVER/GREY on Dec 13, 2007
Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fearless fibers!!!! Thank you so much. The lantern moon keychain is awesome, too :)
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of Christmas tunes!
girlonaglide rated for Cover Me mix CD on Dec 4, 2007
Comment: 2 cds! Thanks!
bethanne rated for Cover Me mix CD on Dec 3, 2007
Comment: Thanks for the great CDs!
travelgirl rated for *** Winter Mug Swap*** on Dec 3, 2007
Comment: Excellent job! All the right stuff included!! I loved it. Thanks a lot!!
Comment: Thanks for the great mix. Happy Holidays !
boinkachu rated for Sock Yarn Swap on Nov 16, 2007
Comment: yay! thanks for the lovely yarn...can't wait to see how it knits up!
Comment: i loved your illustration!
Comment: Lots of extra goodies and I showed the book to everyone....Very special and I can't wait to put it up for decoration!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like it!
oreon rated for Freaky Carnivale ATCs on Nov 2, 2007
Comment: I think these ATC's may have been the best I've ever received. It's like they were made specifically for me. I loved the cards...they were dark and perfect. The story that accompanied them was pure genius and I really, really enjoyed getting this package. The ending 'ala' "choose your own adventure" was the best thing ever! I hope to get you in a swap again!
Comment: Very good story and illustration.
yarnpie rated for Good Bye Summer/ Welcome Autumn on Oct 16, 2007
Comment: Thanks so much for this package! I love all of the handmade things and items from the farmer's market. The purse is lovely, you got it all just right!
ArtsOnFire rated for Monuments to the Dead ATC Swap on Oct 4, 2007
Comment: What wonderful work! Thanks Angie!
junemoon rated for 100 Books to Read on Sep 28, 2007
Comment: Fun reading your list. Nice to see another Italo Calvino fan!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it - Calvino is great!
animalchatter rated for Monuments to the Dead ATC Swap on Sep 28, 2007
Comment: I LOVE these, thank you! And your "Flowers Shall Grow" card arrived intact! :)

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jennyknitstoo on Mar 7, 2008:

Hey Ang, I hope that you're doing good...I love you xoxoxox

keroleen73 on Jan 22, 2008:

If you want to swap Anti-Valentines CDs after Valentines Day, let me know. I'm sure we can sort out something! :)

gurugurl on Dec 24, 2007:

Thank you so much for being my angel for the fall fat book swap. My biggest fear when I mailed my book out was that my partner would flake. I had never put so much work into a swap before! Your book is beautiful and I look forward to showing it off at my next crop party!

hellovader on Dec 7, 2007:

Thanks for doing the swap with me. Your package came at the perfect time, I was in the middle of a huge tedious project. The CDs got me through.

Windchimes on Aug 16, 2007:

I grew up in WA state - I hope you don't have that Aberdeen/Olympia drive to do too often!
Welcome to the Glorious autism Chunky book swap!!

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