Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
I just got back from a week vacation in Michigan. A lot of fun mail arrived while I was gone. I'm going to start opening and rating today, but please forgive me if it takes a few days to get all caught up on rating! (Aug 18)
Yes, I received a 3 on 2 July 2019. I had an irresponsible streak. It is not a fixable 3, as in I can't go back into the past and send in a timely manner. What I can and will do is email all of my swaps a picture of the packaged swap the day I have it for the post. I recognize that I am likely to not be considered trustworthy, so that is the best way I can think of to show I've turned over a new leaf. I tried this after my last 3 in April, and it worked...until I stopped. I will be back to it with today's and all future swaps.
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 13 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.
I like stickers, and I've decided that I will once again join into some sticker swaps. I do get a lot of my stickers from Current which has HUGE sticker sheets, like 9x13, so those might be cut into smaller chunks and/or should count as more than one sheet. But they have gorgeous stickers!
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.
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.
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!
In tv, I really miss Firefly!
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.
I love Harry Potter and think it's the sort of thing worth rereading.
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!
Recipes that require zucchini (I'm allergic). I am allergic to all kinds of squash, pumpkin, and zucchini. 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
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.
My kitty, Aspect, is 13, 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 :)
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