Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2019 1:18 pm


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: April 21, 2019
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

Yes, I received a 3 on 13 April 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'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!

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.


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 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

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 :)


Comment: Yum looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the fun read through! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks Maryann. Enjoyed your letter. I am planning on trying the ginger cake for sure.
Candace rated for CPG Easter 2019 Card - US only on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Happy Easter to you :)
Lucrezia rated for Interest ME #2 on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Wow, very interesting books! Thank you for the tea =)
Comment: Thank you so much for my prizes. I love the ladybug post card!
thebragal rated for Pet Letter on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Ah, another cat! Thank you for your letter Aspect. I bat faces too. And good for you for teaching your human cat language. She must be clever to have caught on.
Comment: Thank you
bjansen rated for Easter Basket For Me on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas and the extra washi tape <3 So eager to try them!
Comment: Was late, however rating of five because I got something and I liked the postcard! Great answers. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card 💕
gizmodust rated for 5 Oddities for 5$ ROUND 10 on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the box of goodies. Anything with a book will make me happy. Sounds interesting too. Never seen or smelled a "chocolate" stuffed rabbit before. Cute. I'll put the sun catcher outside when it gets a little warmer. Thanks again for a great swap.
Comment: Wow! Love that unique card with a hole for the Channel Tunnel - thank you so much! I enjoy all that you sent me- gave me some chuckles, too. Lots of keepers for sure!
Comment: I hate to leave this comment. I'm within my rights to rate a 3 on this swap. The swapper had a month to mail the swap which she marked as mailed on April 9. I received the swap on Apr 16. It was post marked on Apr 15. I had no communication about a late swap. I rating a 5 because I got something. Also, I've just recently had the flu that caused me to miss a deadline. So, I am going to give the benefit of doubt here, despite no communication.
neea1989 rated for R&W: Build a Poetry journal #1 on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! 💜
Comment: Thank you! Happy Easter! :)
Duckygirl rated for Pet Letter on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pet letter. Mr.Wuggly also loves his cheese.
Marukka rated for POSTCARD: Keep Calm... on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Dear Maryann, thank you for you beautiful keep calm. It includes two of my favorite motifs - not only keep calm, but also trees. Great choice! Have a nice day, Andrea
Comment: Thank you for the great washi and the tea was yummie. Have a lovelyday!!
Comment: Thank you!

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Zefaniya on Apr 21, 2019:

That’s a good idea for everyone to do! Happy swapping! 🧡

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

iowa05 on Feb 24, 2019:

Hi! I am one of your swap partners and was just reading over your profile... Yellow squash is a great alternative for zucchini! :) (That is, if you're not allergic to yellow squash!)

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.

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