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Date Joined: October 3, 2012
Last Online: April 2, 2013
Birthday: July 2
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, there! My name is Nic and I live in sunny Phoenix, AZ. I'm an avid cyclist. Mostly road cycling, but I also love vintage cruisers. Hiking is also a big passion of mine.

Two cat roommates live with me. An itty bitty black kitty named Pigeon and a giant 22lb half-Bengal named Walrus. And also two betta fish (DiAngelo and Chopstick). They are all awesome.

Things I like: Bikes (especially roadies and vintage cruisers); Dinosaurs; Daisies and sunflowers; Tattoos; Mooses; Skulls and bones (anatomically correct, not creepy); Dia de Los Muertos; Baking; Jesus pictures; Buddha (thin, not fat); Tasteful nudes (either sex); Outer space; Deep ocean creatures (giant squid, angler fish, etc.); Thrift stores (they're the best places to find weird things); Unusual bowls; Cute miniatures; Fun sunglasses; Boot socks in interesting designs (no wool or acrylic); Chunky bracelets; Fabric headbands that tie; Vintage jewels

I've gotten back into film photography. Have any film you don't want? I'll gladly take it off your hands or trade for it. Especially if it's expired. Any size, color, or effect. Even Polaroid. Film will always guarantee a heart. :)

Colors are awesome. I like them all. On three seperate occasions involving three completely unrelated people visiting my living space for the first time, they have said my decor looks like a rainbow threw up on everything. I like it this way. :) (In other words, I don't have favorites and anything you send will make me happy.)

I've been vegetarian for over thirteen years. This is a pretty important part of my life. So important that "against meat" in kanji is tattooed on my leg. (If we're in a food swap together, please take not of this. Gelatin is not vegetarian. Dairy and egg products are fine. Thanks!)

I pretty actively promote awareness for malignant melanoma. That awful cancer took my big brother away far too early. Imagery involved with that is always welcome. Black is the official ribbon color. I'm not easily offended, so F cancer campaigns and such are just fine.

Though it doesn't offend me, I would prefer no bible quotes. Jesus imagery supersedes that though, so if they're attached it's all good. Quotes from Buddhism and scientists are always good. I do not care for angels or saints.

I love handmade postcards and cards. Even if a swap specifies store bought, feel free to make me one if you'd prefer. They're so much more fun! I also really like antique postcards, but prefer they are sent in an envelope, as quite a few have been severely damaged in the post.

Favorite Books

It's hard to pick favorites. Mostly enjoy reading nerdy science books (physics is phun!), history, memoirs, social sciences, and highly accurate historical fiction. Chick Lit, romance, and "airplane myteries" don't interest me at all.

Favorite Music

Honestly, there isn't much in the music world I dislike. Not a big fan of modern country or the blues. Pretty much everything else is fair game.

Top Five (in no particular order): David Bowie, Bjork, David Byrne, Opeth, Tom Waits

Favorite Movies

I like a lot of psychological thrillers. Dislike horror and gore of any kind. And I'm a sucker for Disney and Pixar animated films.

Labyrinth; Dark Crystal; Pi; Momento; Dark City; Beauty and the Beast; Monsters, Inc.

Favorite Television

I rarely watch tv. But my guilty pleasure show is America's Next Top Model. Big Bang Theory is also good stuff.

Favorite Crafts

I like trying anything new. Especially if it involves glitter or glue guns. Paper crafts tend to be what I do most often. Recently bought a sewing machine and hope to become decent at sewing more than simple, straight lines.

My drawing skills are laughable, but I enjoy doing it anyway. Sometimes I dabble in painting. For fun, I like to pull out a random assortment of craft supplies and challenge myself to make as many things as possible in a set amount of time. It's always interesting what ends up in the made pile.



I'm HIGHLY allergic to artificial scents and colors. Perfume is an evil migraine inducing devil.

I'm also highly allergic to acrylic and wools. (Which is very inconvenient when shopping for winter sweaters, accessories, and blankets. Ugh.)

Please do not send me coffee of any sort. Or any hot chocolate that has marshmallow in it. (Unless you know of a company that makes cocoa with vegan marshmallows, which would be an excellent surprise.)

I have a mohawk, so barrettes don't do much for me. And my ears are gauged, so regular earrings don't work.

As of yet, I haven't sent any swaps late. Most have been sent within the first two days of address assignments. If something doesn't get to you, please let me know. I will always be willing to resend.

I'm open to private swaps. It's so hard as a newbie to get involved in the super fun swaps. But I promise I'm reliable! :)


Grammy13 rated for April 2013 - Arbor Day! on May 9, 2013
ladydy5 rated for Send Something Purple - USA on Apr 29, 2013
Comment: Would love to change this rating if you send something. Hope all is okay.
msmaggie rated for March 2013 - All that's Green on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Wow.. what a fun package... Bella had as much fun as I did opening the package. We love the froggy and jumprope and loved all the Irish Themed Items. Thanks again ;)
ladyaries7 rated for Thrift Store Find #34 on Apr 1, 2013
Comment: thanks! everything was very nice and i always appreciate a good coin purse or two.
babswratt rated for Make someones day for 46 cents #2 on Mar 24, 2013
Comment: thank you so much for all the stuff, it will be fun finding ways to use it!
Response: Hope you have fun!
althena rated for Make someones day for 46 cents #2 on Mar 23, 2013
Comment: Funny you had a U of F postcard! I love the kitty in a Santa hat picture and the Hello Kitty flakes. <3 Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
showniez rated for Give A Start for Handmade... on Mar 14, 2013
Comment: Nic. I received your beautiful hand knitted hat today! So happy. This is a very very neat kniting for a beginner. You have a talent! And you did this to help the cancer? WOW. U are crafting and do good thing at the same time too ;) I love it. Thank you. Im sure will have a good use of it esp when I go to 4 seasons country!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind note! I'm glad you like it! :)
Littletiscrafty rated for Postcard Poker - PRIZE! on Feb 21, 2013
Comment: Got my PC. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Good luck!
Lovettes rated for Painting on Paper on Feb 13, 2013
Comment: Wauw, I love your painting! It's really beautifull! And you're still learning :o. hahahaha :D.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: thank you for the unusual item in the mail.
Response: Thank you for the rating!
Hrose rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2013 on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: Loved the crossword, so cool. The blue sparkly name was awesome too!!! Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: Hope it held up in the mail okay. Wasn't sure how well the sealant would work. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
leslielovesmail rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous gifts. I love it all!!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart! :)
Comment: Definitely made me laugh out loud when I pulled it out of the mailbox. Thanks!
Response: If only chocolate really made our bodies modelesque. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Neighbor! Thanks for the drawn cupcake and cool bicycle stamp on the chunk!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
junior88 rated for Secondhand Swap: on Jan 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you, I loved the bank. So adorable. I love these swaps. Sorry for the late rating. My house is under construction. Can't find a thing.
Response: Glad you like it! Good luck finishing up your house!
rivermaiden rated for Secondhand Swap: on Dec 28, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the fish hook! My boyfriend has a fish tank hobby (or obsession) so this will look great in the fish area. Hanging it tonight!!
Response: So happy you like it! Hope it comes in handy. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: You sent an amazing package! Did you make the hat? I love it all. Thanks so much and I'd give you more hearts if I could!
Response: You're welcome! I did make the hat, so I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart! :)
suepier rated for Winter/XMas Postcard on Dec 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and the pretty picture on the back. You are a very good artist.
Response: Awww... thanks! Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
mywoodybird rated for 12202012 on Dec 24, 2012
Comment: I am not a newly vegan eater. I am not vegan. You must have me mixed up with some one else. Anyway thanks for the card
Response: I'm so sorry I mixed up my cards! I'd be happy to send a new one!

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ladydy5 on Apr 28, 2013:

Hope you are okay! Worried that you haven't sent or been on line lately.

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