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Calochortus

Calochortus
Date Joined: November 29, 2009
Last Online: April 24, 2015
Birthday: April 10
Country: United States
My poupee closet
My Etsy Store
My Website

About Me

Female, Presbyterian, botanist, flexitarian, tea-totaller (with some coffee on the side). Half-Punjabi, half-Texan, all nerd.

I currently live with an old Labrador retriever, a young Shih-tzu x terrier mix, and a skittish natural grey cockatiel who sings like a robin.

Favorite Crafts

My main go-to crafts are knitting and crochet, but I also like claywork and sewings. I'm also pretty durn good when it comes to pixel art, so I've been trying to get into cross-stitch.

Likes

I love plants of all kinds, but my favorites are monocots from the family Liliaceae. I like dicots, sure, but showy monocots are really pretty. Needless to say, spring is my favorite season.

I also love animals of all kinds -- pretty much everything except ticks. I'm a biology nerd, so I'm good with spiders, snakes, worms, and even less-represented animals like liver flukes.

I tend to like any kind of postcard -- touristy, non-touristy, cardboard from cereal boxes, etc. Not that good with racy illustrations, violence or crude humor. However, I love nature, music, anything with an interesting history, vintage cute (Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake, etc), and kawaii.

I'm mainly a black tea type of person, but I'll try anything once. I'm not much on artificial flavors (specifically cinnamon and vanilla) or chocolate, but I love fruity teas! I like coffee, too -- medium and light roasts are my thing, but I'd be up for a robust dark roast, too. I'd be ok with well-labeled, well-packaged loose leaf, but would most likely prefer tea in sealed bags, since some of the mail I've been receiving has been coming to me wet... ><

I used to volunteer on an organic farm and I'm now working in clean energy, so I looooove most organic/natural/non-GMO/fair trade/cruelty-free/clean energy anything! I'm ok with conventional, so don't feel pressured by this paragraph, but darn I love local organic wild hybrid strawberries and organic fair trade chocolate (though I'm allergic ;_;).

Dislikes

I'm not one for intolerance -- I've been racially and religiously profiled before and I don't really care for that kind of stuff. I kindly request that prejudiced ideas and statements not be used in any swaps or conversations, please. Instead, why not talk to me about what you like?

I really have issues about evolution, though, since I use it as a tool for my work. I'm very vocal about the correct view of post-Darwinian evolution as well as the history of evolution. It really irks me when people stuff Lamarckian evolution into Darwinian theory and don't even take into consideration folks like Cuvier or Malthus (or the ever-important evolutionary aspects of population biology). I could go on, but please don't start me off because I'll dive straight in and pretty soon I'll bring quantum physics into the equation and then the apocalypse will happen.

Allergies

I'm allergic to:

  • banana and cantaloupe (ragweed cross-allergies)

  • Cats (;^;)

  • leather and furs

  • Shellfish

  • Monosodium Glutamate (umami flavoring)

  • Codone drugs (not that anyone's going to send something like that, but listed for posterity's sake)

  • Creepers (really)

I'm sensitized to chocolate, but can eat a little at a time and not have any really adverse side effects.

Style

My sense of style is... almost non-existent. Check the link to my poupee closet to see (you'll agree).

I like classic lolita styles, bangles, brooches, and hair baubles. I have a soft spot for animal (whole and alive, not fur pattern), plant, and pastry/tea motifs.

Being half-Punjabi and Texan, I like South Asian, Texan and fusion styles.

Swap Considerations

I try to get my swaps out at least a day or two before the deadline. My post office will only process mail received in the mornings, so I'll usually mark items sent the day after I post them just to be on the safe side unless I post them the morning of the deadline.

Please feel free to send me a pm if I haven't rated something you sent for a while -- I've had a few problems with the SwapBot rating page, so it's possible I just haven't saved your rating properly. I prefer to add some kind of comment to all my ratings, though, so my ratings might take a few days. Be warned, though: I'm a major introvert whose culture is different from 99.99% of the world, so every message you send me will have to be thoughtfully mulled over and thoughtfullly responded to in a culturally neutral way that is clear and concise and does not have any homonyms that might be confusing. That might take a while unless you're asking for a spreadsheet with massive amounts of data (I can do that in a day, especially if it's biological in nature).

If you're a Christian wondering if you can send religious things to me, please do so! If you're of another faith and are wondering the same thing, I'll happily accept as well! As long as it's respectful to everyone, I'm good with it.

If there's something else that you think might offend me or if you're wondering if I'd like something, feel free to shoot me a PM and ask -- I'm pretty good with answering messages.

Ratings

clcinmn rated for the 15 questions-swap #5 on Sep 22, 2015
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Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2015 on Apr 1, 2015
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Comment: thank you
1happyday rated for Happy April birthday cards! on Mar 31, 2015
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Comment: Thank you! I won't open it till my birthday later in April but I'm excited. :)
DreamingAries rated for :) ~ Quick Pinterest share! on Mar 30, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
SuZignomeMoM rated for :) ~ Quick Pinterest share! on Mar 29, 2015
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Comment: ♥ A very nice collection of pins. Already I found origami and tea related things I had to repin. As your collection grows I am sure I will find more. Happy pinning and swapping.
Amace rated for :) ~ Quick Pinterest share! on Mar 29, 2015
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Comment: I loved your Pinterest! I love looking through out your boards! I am following your boards. Have a wonderful day!
gmasusie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2015 on Mar 29, 2015
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Comment: Thank you
CarolWestcamp rated for Happy April birthday cards! on Mar 29, 2015
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Comment: Love the yellow birthday card -- my favorite color! And thanks for the stickers. :)
mandaanne rated for Happy April birthday cards! on Mar 28, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the card and the yummy tea! Can't wait to try it. :)
pobuffy rated for Happy April birthday cards! on Mar 27, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much, Sarah, for the nice card and stickers that you sent me for this swap. It is fun to have a birthday in April, isn't it? Thanks again and Happy Swapping. pobuffy PS: Thank you also for the BoxTops4Education. I will submit them with the ones my church collects for the local K-8 school. Thank you very much!
marinda rated for Happy April birthday cards! on Mar 27, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much! Happy birthday!
kdeorne1 rated for :) ~ Type 1 Simple Question Swap on Mar 27, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me. I loved reading them and learning a little bit about you through them.
LadyRisa rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2015 on Mar 26, 2015
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Comment: The cookies in the picture look super good. Thanks for the chunk.
schaefchen87 rated for the 15 questions-swap #5 on Mar 20, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. Have never heard of canned cheese :-)
carricomommy1214 rated for Help me save money! on Mar 17, 2015
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Comment: thank you im going to try them
carlas rated for the 15 questions-swap #5 on Mar 16, 2015
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Comment: thank you so much for sharing. you deserve a heart from me. all my best, sekar langit
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I hope you enjoyed my rambling~
Snflowerwaves rated for Help me save money! on Mar 15, 2015
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Comment: Very informative!! Thank you
Amy7783 rated for Let Us See Your Part of the World on Mar 13, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for sharing :-)
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Comment: I think your area is full of beautiful nature! <3 Thanks for sharing.
liveve308 rated for J-Rock/J-Pop Playlist on Mar 10, 2015
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Comment: I was quite surprised to see Kaya on your list :D And I know PR so you're not the only one who is feeling old ;))) If you're interested in my list feel free to check it out ---> http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXcf5aLbXVjPpm1E10gep8mO4N8j6bGY-
Response: I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling old -- and I'm happy to know that that you're familiar with Kaya! Thank you also for your playlist. Just seeing Kagrra and BABYMETAL on the same playlist is enough for me!

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Comments

Amace on Apr 8, 2015:

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY

♥From the FRIENDLIES :) Group♥

anrtist on Apr 5, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-)
Lots of fun swaps to choose from
Or join them all!
MAYBE even Host a few too ;-)

I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-) Blessings, cc

Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

dwarfmatergirl on Mar 17, 2015:

this is for the 15 questions swap I sent this to your email twice maybe you did not get it thanks and please rate when you read thanks again . I am dwarfmatergirl @ swap bot

1.If you could be a flower what would you pick?♣a rose they are elegant and classy

2.What one thing would you recommend I try and why?♣Oh it would be a drink called an arnold palmer , it is lemonade and tea mixed

3.The end of the world is coming and you have been chosen to be saved in an underground bunker. What 10 items would you choose to bring into the bunker with you? Five of the items must be used to define what you think should be saved and passed on to future generations of humanity (examples: things you want preserved like historical transcripts, the bible etc) and 5 can be whatever you want to bring with you. What would you choose for the 10 items and why?♥

4.If you could do anything you wanted, without penalty, what would it be? Why? (This could be things that are illegal, or things that you just couldn't do without the possibility of dying.)☺ im sorry I dont think I can answer this one

5.If you had to describe yourself in three words, it would be... friendly , kind and happy

6.You've just been hired to a promotions position at Kellog Co. What would you put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick? a small notebook

7.What's the most interesting Question here you have ever been asked?

8.What is your hometown most famous for? (or the next bigger city if you are living in a tiny village) it would be bbq food

9.What does your first name mean?pure and light

10.What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?the eyes they are the windows to the soul

11.What was the last movie you saw at the cinema? Would you recommend it?I dont go to movies cause most of them are trashy and not something I care to look at .

12.When you were 6 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? a teacher

13.Would you consider yourself religious? oh yes my faith and God are very important to me

14.If you were the eighth dwarf, what would your name be? (draws from the german tale: Snowwhite) stinkerbelle

15.What one rule did you always disagree with growing up? my bedtime

Amace on Mar 6, 2015:

WELCOME TO THE GROUP

Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.

dachenhausa on Dec 26, 2014:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and sticky markers. I absolutely adore them! What a fantastic surprise after a not-so-good day at work!

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virgoleanne on Nov 8, 2014:

Hey friend! I am hosting postcard swaps now! Come take a look at my swaps @virgoleanne Feel free to join up or send some ideas for swaps you would like to see. Let me know of any swaps you would like me to join also. :) Leanne Big news

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 20, 2014:

YaY, thank you for joining my Earth Day swap. xox

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