Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 3:46 am


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: February 20, 2019
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.

I like stickers, and I can send some as an extra, but I will not participate in sticker swaps because I am apparently not good at selecting them for others. I will happily use any stickers I receive to decorate other things with.

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.


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 :)


Moonlight1978 rated for Germany meets America... #7 on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard. :)
Scrybe rated for January 2019 Journal Swap on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: A cool journal. :-) Thank you.
colodad rated for MZA: Blind envie swap #5-recipes on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great recipes.
krumbling rated for Germany meets America... #7 on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: This postcard is so cool and retro and it's neat that we're not that far from each other! Thanks!
SwanPrincessLeah rated for a month of poems-usa on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Sorry about the late rate, I thought I sent this through. It was absolutley beautiful. I had never heard of a LOT of those poets so I feel like my horizons were well expanded. Good choices. <3
Comment: Recd your pkg today. Just love the socks and the blk & white PC. It will be a nice addition to my collection Cant wait to try the Berry Tea. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day. bearnbabs.
LisaRea rated for valentine card with tea on Feb 18, 2019
priony rated for Germany meets America... #7 on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: LOVE the vintage card from Seneca. Thank you so much!
Comment: I really enjoyed your answers! I love to play Magic too. I just did a Standard Showdown tournament and a draft yesterday :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful tea!
Sabbe77 rated for Decorated postcards swap 1 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you
soccer8s rated for Germany meets America... #7 on Feb 15, 2019
Lonestarchild rated for AN: A to Z PCs (global) on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: What a FAB batch of envies! These are wonderful -- every.single.one. Thank you so much!
earthnk rated for CHWH: Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card. Happy Valentine’s Day.
MaryCheng rated for Cup(s) PostCard on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Received your lovely postcard. I love pomegranate fruit. Had a fresh fruit a while back and the seeds went into a salad and a dessert. Yummo! This summer has been really hot here. Our grass is brown. Too many hot days. Hope your keeping warm! Thank you again for your creative Green Pomegranate Tea PC.
Comment: Thank-you. It arrived on Valentine’s Day so perfect timing.
Leekoba rated for Tea Anyone? on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the teas that you chose!! I love green and black teas :D Happy Swapping!!
user6937 rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 3 (HUMOUR) on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Great card!
1koolkrafter rated for Destash - 2018 on Feb 13, 2019
LadyJo rated for Germany meets America... #7 on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Pretty postcard! Thank you!

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SpringPearl5 on Jan 22, 2019:

Hey my new swap is up if your still interested to go again http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/274825?new=1

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


SpringPearl5 on Dec 24, 2018:

Hey if you know someone who is born in January and would like a birthday card , join my swap now! Merry xmas from NZ XXX http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/273365 …

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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