Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2018 6:59 pm


Date Joined: September 15, 2010
Last Online: March 12, 2018
Birthday: March 24
Country: Germany

About Me

I'm an American feminist living and teaching English in Germany.

I love romance, travel, Marvel, and being creative. I write, read, and take pictures for fun. I'm not married and I don't have children, but I'm very in love with my niece and nephew :)

I'm as liberal as they come.


Doing a bullet journal and it's already getting out of control.

Favorite Books

John Adams, Jane Eyre, Lamb, paranormal romances. Romantic comedies. Romances in general. Biographies. Captain America fanfiction.

Favorite Movies

The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, both versions of Romeo and Juliet, StarDust, Serenity, The Fifth Element, 1776, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate, Pride and Prejudice, The Sword in the Stone, Flower Drum Song, The Producers, 1001 Arabian Nights, Newsies, The Canterville Ghost, The Saint, Goonies, the Captain America Movies (omg how good was Civil War?!)

Favorite Television

The Golden Girls, Firefly, Many Korean/Japanese/Asian dramas, Jane Eyre (1982 with Timothy Dalton), Jane Eyre (2006 with Ruth Wilson), The First 48, Forensic Files, Downton Abbey (RIP). The 100, Outlander.

I used to keep up with so much, but then I got a "real" job and now it's all about the Kdramas. Luckily a girl at work is into them too!

Things It Might Help To Know

If we are swapping something craft related, I can never have enough yarn or fabric. Yarn--cotton would be best, but I like acrylic too. I like bold colors. If you have any patterns for crochet or knitting, send them on over!

Travel themes equal big love. I'm not so much into road map type things, but postcards, handmade or store bought journals to write in, good pens (I love those BIC pens, the short ones that you can just squeeze your hand to click?) to write with, handmade or store bought stationary with matching envelopes, envelopes made from magazines, or a handmade city guide would be great.

Stuff to stay organized with teaching--I've been a teacher of English as a Second Language for years. I was in South Korea for one of those years teaching in a Korean kindergarten. I never got to go to China or Japan, but I will. I now live in Germany and plan to see much of Europe.

I majored in history.

For some reason, I find Christopher Moore's humor absolutely hilarious. Mostly because of his word play.

I like random facts. If they are historical in nature, you are my new best friend. You never know when you'll need this stuff on Jeopardy or during a rousing game of "Dude, Did You Know...?" (it's an ongoing challenge I've got going with my Biology-major best friend. I'm fighting on the side of Liberal Arts majors everywhere, lol)

I do not believe that a person must be formally educated to be considered intelligent. As a university grad, I have been witness to incredible acts of stupidity during my scholastic career.

I'm not very religious. I appreciate religion in all its forms, but I'd rather not get into overtly religious messages or discussions. You've got your way, I've got mine--it's all good.

I have a musical family. Mother--piano, guitar, accordion. Father--guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, drums, piano. Brother--drums, guitar. Me--Zip. Nada. No way. But I love music. Love love love it. I have been the captive audience for years.


Stationery. I'm not really a heart/flowers/puppies/kittens/Diddl/horses kind of girl.

Stamps, stickers, any kind of cool paperclip.

Recipes. I'm on LCHF/Keto and I love it! Any new recipes would be great!

Feminist stuff!


If you don't recieve something, please let me know before rating. Resending is not a problem, especially if it's an email swap. I've been rated prior to being notified of an issue before, and it's not a pleasent feeling to not be given the chance to fix a mistake.


RubyxxStone rated for Hi, new penpal on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Your letter was beautiful and I felt truly connected to you. I will be writing back soon!! I’m about to grab my paper and get to work. You seem like a lovely person xx Thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad to see it arrived!
monsbrick rated for Write Me A Letter #4 - Intl on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you Nicole! Great to hear from you. Thanks for the extras!
mjayy3 rated for Show Me Your Bullet Journal! on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Your Bullet Journal is absolutely adorable! I love the cleaning tracker you made and I'm inspired to add one into my bujo! Thanks for sharing xx - Marcela
catlingmex rated for Where I live email swap on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Rithinking77 rated for Where I live email swap on Jan 16, 2018
BugLeigh rated for Where I live email swap on Jan 16, 2018
Helena8664 rated for 7 Day Challenge on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Ahhh...studying German! It's been a while since my High School class, but let's see... Guten tag! Ich name ist Helena. Ich bin ein Künstler und Schriftsteller (myself). ha ha! Wie Gehts?! :) Good job on your week of hard work!
gorilaf rated for New Pen Pals Round 2 on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the letter, I really enjoyed it! Hope my reply gets to you before Christmas.
Wildchild rated for Clean your house! #3 on Dec 20, 2016
Helmaninquiel rated for Clean your house! #3 on Dec 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!
clorinspats rated for Clean your house! #3 on Dec 16, 2016
Comment: Glad everything got straightened up!
Wildchild rated for Clean your house! #2 on Dec 14, 2016
ThatPunkReject rated for New Pen Pals Round 2 on Dec 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter, I'll speak to you soon! X
Maapz rated for 2017 Bucket List Swap - International on Dec 10, 2016
Comment: Hi Nicole, thanks for sharing your 2017 Bucket List with me. You have a lot countries you're planning to visit in 2017, that's so nice! I hope you will reach all your goals in the new year :) You asked me about my USA trip, I've been to California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. I've visited some cities, but I'm more a nature person, so I've visited a lot amazing National Parks. It really was a dream trip for me! All best wishes, Marit
BalticWind rated for New Pen Pals on Dec 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for your nice letter, Nicole. I will reply soon.
Comment: Nicole, Thanks for creating the swap! I really enjoyed it. I would like to reply to your letter and talk to you in more detail. Looking forward to writing to you soon!
Response: No problem. Glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to that!
shoediva rated for Handmade Envie and 3 Page Letter on Nov 19, 2016

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nwgirl on Dec 13, 2016:

I received your letter today - thank you! I will write back :)

kirstyenarno on Mar 27, 2013:

Happy belated birthday :-) Mine was a day earlier LOL. I hope you are doing well. Take care

athanasiasmile on Nov 30, 2012:

Haha if ur cousin is single and over 30 I've found my soulmate :D i love tootsie rolls toooo.. And i almost had a small stroke when I heard no more twinkies .. I'm addicted to american candy :p

Snoskimouse on Mar 31, 2011:

'Read my profile & leave a comment'


I really enjoyed reading your profile, so much detail @u It gives me a good idea of your personality! I daydream about travelling all over the place & I'm so jealous of the places you've been! ;P Living in Germany & having taught in Korea..? That must have been a great experience :D As you are now in Europe you should jump on an interail train & see how much of Europe you can see by rail! ^-^

I'm also an avid letter writer & my sisters are both musical (love to sing especially) this totally bypassed me too =u= my creativity comes out on paper xD

Take care and have a nice day!

Sal ^u^

rumplyconch on Mar 31, 2011:

'Read my Profile & Write a Comment'

Hi there, what an interesting profile! I checked out your GoodReads too, hadnt heard of many so will have to broaden my horizons!! Saw 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' in a shop the other day. Is it any good?? I see you like the film 'Pride and Prejudice' who is your fave Darcy?? I love Colin Firth!!

You sound super crafty too, I love knitting and embroidery, only learning to crochet now.

Anyways Happy swapping, Best Wishes, Gilly xXx

Ribbons on Mar 31, 2011:


Wow ! I am starting to think that only my profile is the not so well filled out one from all these. I have read some profiles and they are all so long . wow ! Yours is really interesting to read. And you are a crafty person !! + creative + a music lover. Cool ! I love music too. And I too look for good new music that are tolerable to listen to . LOL Some are really crappy ! ! haha One of my favorite bands is Modern Talking. it was popular in 80's but since its a German band, maybe you know it ! And wow ! Your house must be so full of music , isn't it ? :D ;) Anyways, I enjoyed reading your profile. :D :D Alt text

reauk on Mar 30, 2011:

Read my profile and write a comment really enjoyed reading your profile what a lovely profile you got lots of varied likes and dislikes which is great. hope to get partnered again rea

blockstar on Jan 26, 2011:

Thank you for joining my bucket list swap :)

peterpammys on Jan 16, 2011:

Hello, I am a partner for the leaving a commit on someone's profile. I sincerely apologize for being a day late, I mixed up my days. I must say I love your taste in movies. My personal faves from the list you mentioned are Stardust and The Fifth Element. It must be so fascinating and fun being an overseas teacher. I comend people who have the adventerous spirit to do such amazing things. Myselof, I can do a little bit of Crocheting, but the others are unfortunatly lost to me. I hope you dog in TN is having fun and I think it's wonderful your other dog is a rescue!

costcogal07 on Jan 16, 2011:

thanks for the comment!!! what kind of things do you crochet?

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