Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2018 2:52 am


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: December 12, 2018
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm an English professor. I also enjoy reading, cross stitch, cooking, board games, Magic the gathering.

I love cats. I have one cat, Aspect, who has been my best friend for 12 years.

I also like owls.

The website link will take you to my food blog Hungry Like the Wolfe

I'm a big fan of coffee and tea. I like a wide variety of both. I'm very interested in trying new kinds of tea and coffee! I can use loose leaf and bagged teas.

I also really love hats and fascinators. I don't really do ball caps, but I have the look that allows me to wear Derby type hats or English facinators (basically tiny hats on a headband). I also enjoy tiaras and other fun headpieces. I find a lot of these sorts of things at Halloween at Michael's or at stores like Claire's at the mall.

I really like large mugs for all of my hot beverages. I think delicate little tea cups are cute, but I want to drink more than a tea sample :) Oversized mugs are my favorites.

Favorite Crafts

Baking (especially at midnight)

cross stitch (I'm working on a huge dragon writer piece right now)

I also enjoy making my own body products like bath bombs and shower cream and shampoo. I love to use my essential oils in all that I do.

Weird Jobs

I'm a mystery shopper, which means I go into stores and ask questions and write about what happens in the encounters.

This results in people asking me weird questions sometimes like how to use a prison credit card at the gas pumps. I also get asked if I would like to join the army.

I have photographed bathroom graffiti so I have picture proof that something isn't supposed to be there.

Favorite Music

They say that most people are nostalgic for the music of when they were young adults. I am no exception. I am a little stuck in the 90s and early 00s I love the Lilth Fair set (Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette, Indigo Girls, etc)

I also listen to a community radio station that plays music you don't normally hear on other radio stations. Carbon Leaf, for example. Or blues or such a wide variety!

Favorite Books

I'm an English professor, so you might have guessed that I do love to read. I am usually reading 3 books at a time--one fiction or nonfiction, 1 romance or mystery, and 1 young adult, science fiction, or fantasy. I am also usually listening to an audiobook, which I download from the library app.

I also like to read and write about food. I'm a poet, so I also read and write poetry.


Fuzzy socks

Things that smell good. Love scented items. Favorite scents include lavender, fall scents, mint, floral, woodsy

purple and orange are favorite colors

olive drab is a color that looks really good on me

trees, though I prefer non-evergreen

I'm addicted to lip balm. I make my own and I also buy lip balm all the time

bath products. I think the best .way to end the day is with a bath and good book. Baths are best with something scented in them--bombs, salts, bubbles, oils

I geek out over stationary and pens and stickers

I LOVE puns and wordplay!

Glitter. I know it gets everywhere, but I still love it!

Please Don't Send

Recipes that require zucchini (I'm allergic). I have learned that pumpkin can usually be switched to sweet potato and turns out yum, but I don't know how to substitute for zucchini

Winnie the Pooh

Postcard Preferences

I like a wide variety of postcards. I enjoy the touristy ones, but I really like the non-touristy ones, too. I like pictures of owls, dragons, fantasy, some of the art cards, B/W photography. Things with sparkle and glitter are fine. I enjoy nature, particularly trees. Cats are wonderful on postcards.

Not a big fan of postcards with just a couple of words on a background, like "sweater weather" for fall. Would rather have a scene. That said, I got a postcard that said "Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed" in bright glittery colors, and I loved it. I like bright colors. Sometimes I love the random postcards. I like vintage ones, too, and I can get these at a local store, which is fun.

Late Shops

If I am going to be late on a shop, I will contact my partner about what is going on. I try to be on time with all of my shops, but things will occasionally happen.


My kitty, Aspect, is 12, but still has a lot of energy. Her favorite toys include those balls that look like soccer or golf balls and are made of Nerf/sponge material or ones that are like big pompoms.

When she was a kitten, she had a bat toy. It was her favorite ever, though it quickly became 2 toys: bat head and bat body. She LOVES bats. And glitter. I tell her all the time that it's ok to love glitter and Bojuka Bog (a magic card--it's ok to have a girly side and a competitive side) She also likes a catnip mouse now and again, especially the grey ones. She loves pipe cleaners and string and her laser toy. She'll run down the hall and jump to get that red dot!

Specti loves treats of most kinds.

She does not like hard plastic balls with bells in them or toys shaped like springs. I try to keep her away from too much catnip as she gets angry instead of mellow when she's had too much. She had a cactus once, as she loved to rub against it and use it a comb....until she tried to take it to bed. Then I had to confiscate the cactus.

Like most kitties, she'll love the box as much as if not more than the toy :)


Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Maryann, thank you for the cute kitten Christmas card and sticky notes. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the card and postcard. I like all kinds of postcards. That was very thoughtful of you. Merry Christmas!
earthnk rated for Scattergories PC Swap - V - US Only on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Sue Grafton is one of my fave authors.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Merry Christmas.
arimails rated for Stickers and a Wish on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: thank you, hope all you wishes come true
Comment: Thanks for the cat washi!
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Comment: What a brilliantly glittery Christmas card...thank you! I appreciate the playing cards, too...I’ll be putting those in my collection. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! And the extras too
Comment: Thanks for the card and the sloth sticker. Very cool. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and tea.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and goodie! Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you for the glittery card and merry Christmas! The postcard is cool, too!
Comment: Maryann, thank you for the Christmas card and extras. Shirley
Comment: beautiful card, thank you!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: thank y ou for my mermaid stickers!!! love them! Your card is so beautiful!! Merry Christmas and thanks for joining my swap!

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CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

CraftyChristina on Oct 1, 2018:

I LOVE your cat's name! My cat's name is December :) I'm your partner in the cross stitch swap. Will get you some cross stitch goodies out tomorrow 😁

ladydy5 on Sep 22, 2018:

Welcome to the Thriftstore Find . Enjoy swapping with us.

ittybittykitty on Sep 22, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

BlueberryLady on Sep 4, 2018:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group !! New swap will be posted soon.. or if you have any ideas send me a message...9/4/2018

yvonne401 on Aug 9, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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