Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 3:43 pm


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: January 15, 2021
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

A note on rating--I am an English professor (though my position is being cut at the end of the school year and so I'm applying for new work and very stressed about it). I just finished grading all the papers for the semester, which meant that some swaps in need of rating were piling up. I'm going to work on catching up on my rating over the holidays! If you sent me a swap, and I haven't rated it yet, feel free to ask, and I will put yours to the top of the pile (unless I catch up first!)

I restarted my blog, Hungry Like the Wolfe. I'm setting a goal of doing 1 post a week! I get behind sometimes, but I'm trying to catch up. Please check it out and follow me.

Please be careful when mailing flat things that might move around in an envie. The mail supervisor for my region is VERY PICKY. If anything bunches up in the envie, and I mean stuff as small as a few teabags or one magnet with a circle or a paperclipped collection of items that could be 3/4" thick, then he will tag it and make me pay the package rate to collect my mail.

In exciting news, I haven't had any postage due mail in more than a month now! Thank you for taping/wrapping things carefully so they don't slide around and become thick. It seems to be working!

Yes, I received a 3 on 23 September 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. I do take pictures of all of my swaps. I mark sent when the swap is ready to go to the post office. I do contact people when a swap is going to be late. I learned from my mistakes. Most people are accepting of that, but I also now have a 3 from someone who did not accept my explanation of why a swap is late. I contacted all of my partners as I had the swaps completed but had been carrying them around with me unable to get to the post office because of back to school meetings. I don't know how to fix that, as I was being as responsible as I could.

As for my other 3, I will in the future contact all swap partners if something will be EVEN 1 DAY LATE. I am currently trying to make sure to send swaps out before the swap date (and am on a streak where I am several days ahead!) If I am permitted to do any swaps in the future (I must recognize that at some point I will allowed to do nothing because I have failed to be timely 4 times in the past.), I will continue this streak. If not, I will contact my partner.

If a swap does not arrive, please contact me before rating me a 1. I will do all in my power to fix it.

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 14 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!

I also have been finding myself drawn to things with the stars and galaxies and suns and moons lately.The sky and the universe are so beautiful!

Favorite Crafts

Baking (especially at midnight)

cross stitch (I'm working on a huge dragon writer piece right now). I'm working on a second huge project of a piano being played in the woods.

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.

If something arrives at my house made of thick enough paper, and that paper has a picture, it's probably going to be turned into an envelope. This includes catalogs, college alumni magazines, grocery magazines with coupons and recipes, calendars, the fronts of magazines, etc.

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!

In tv, I really miss Firefly!

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.

I love Harry Potter and think it's the sort of thing worth rereading.

Books are always a good choice. No Nicholas Sparks or other super sentimental (translates as I don't want to cry my eyes out when reading) or horror, but sending me books is otherwise a good idea!


Fuzzy socks

This summer I started watching Avatar the Last Airbender, and I love it! Uncle Iroh is my favorite. Raise a cup in his honor with me!

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 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

Please no things that smell like smoke. This seems mostly to be an issue with thrift store swaps, but applies in all cases. I don't deal well with smoke smells, and I can't always wash it out/off. Then I have to throw away a gift, and that makes me sad.

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.


My kitty, Aspect, is 14, 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. I was also recently reminded that she wants to eat Mardi Gras beads, so please do not send them to either of us. They must remain closed in a box at all times because they are shiny and she wants to eat them.

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


Comment: Thanks for the card and stickers! I hope your special someone makes your day shine!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
LauraM540 rated for Scatts PC Round 7 - D - US Only on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Great card, thanks so much! Happy 2021!
Response: You're welcome! Happy 2021 to you as well! Thanks for the heart!
minniepic rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #27 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards:) I really really loved the las vegas postcard ❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked Las Vegas. I've never been there, yet anyway, and while, maybe someday. not until this pandemic is over!
perthbaby rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #124 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending so many awesome cards to me! It’s funny, the senders choice one of the green garden was actually my favourite :) cheers to 2021! Sophie
Response: I'm glad I was able to find you one that you liked!! Happy new year--may it be better than 2020!
Carollee922 rated for Tea For Thee # 80 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending
Response: You're welcome! Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This swap was marked sent 5 days before it was posted. You never communicated to me that it ovule be late. I am sorry to rate a 3.
Response: I am sorry that this happened. I was worried that some of the mail might require extra postage so I took it out of the mailbox and decided to take it to the post office. I should have contacted you about that. I am figuring that they must have gotten held up at the post office after that.
debbiespoms rated for Christmas/Holiday Cards! on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: I just got your card today. Thank you for it! It's cute with the cute dogs & cats. Love it & the extras too!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for a great selection of PC's ! I esp. Love the puppies! Thank you also for joining my swap!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the puppies. I thought they were so cute! Thanks for the heart!
Carollee922 rated for LSRUS-Tea time on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: I have been looking to try that peppermint bark tea, thank you!
Response: I like it a lot--mint things are among my favorites, especially when there's a bit of chocolate involved! Thanks for the heart!
georgiafae rated for LSRUS-Here kitty kitty #2 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: What a fun bunch of kitty stuff! Can use it in my cat junk journal-thanks for the great stuff! Happy New Year of swapping!
Response: I'm so glad that the kitty items will be useful! Thanks for the heart and happy crafting!
Comment: Nice PC's thank you
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Your package came today! Thank you for the great selection, I especially love the sparkly ones!
Response: You're welcome! I tried to find a variety because I know I like a variety--especially if I end up sending the same swap partner cards, because then I can make sure to send them different ones!
takehimaway rated for All Things Washi on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and sending me these super cute washis. I've never seen a dolphin one before. It was just Shellz's birthday, so I'm definitely using it on her package! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cards. Nashville one is very cool. Thank you for the extra Maryland State House, but it was the Capitol of the US at one time.
pynart2 rated for LSRUS-Tea time on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of teas, very nice. Your note card put a smile on my face. Stay safe and healthy.
Comment: I used to read several books at a time, but now only one.
Comment: SO fun! Happy 2021~~!!!
JaneBailey1 rated for Tea For Thee # 81 on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and the great teas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the magnet and sea turtle! I love them both & genuinely appreciate your kind (early) birthday wishes!

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Rainydancer on Dec 26, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January birthday greetings again if you are interested.


debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

bordercolliemom59 on Aug 15, 2020:

I love hats too the bowler type as well . My last bowler got destroyed when the wind was high and this elderly lady backed up in her cadillac and ran over my bowler completely destroying it . I miss my bowler so much so i get your fascination with hats I love them too .

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

PostMuse on May 18, 2020:

You can push back on the fussy mail clerk. There is a contact page on the USPS site and I’ve had success placing very polite complaints when the clerks have unfairly charged me postage due. Bring a tape measure to the post office too and be armed with official regulations about thickness.

myancey on May 6, 2020:

Rcvd Southwest pc today!!!!! Thanks Maryann! I hope you have a fabulous day! I really liked the bush stamp and shell sticker. Have a good day

J198928 on Apr 10, 2020:

Thanks for the stickers from SMT stickers Tag love them. Take care :)

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