Here's my info for anyone who may want it:
1939 Grande Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
ABOUT ME I love crafting, art, writing, math, and science. I like old fashioned and vintage fashion, tools, and methods. The old fashioned way is often cheaper, less wasteful, and better for your health. I love museums and try to buy the booklet with photos at the end of the tour.
I'm 40, I live with my dear sweet husband & we love the internet. I spend more time at my computer than anywhere else when I'm at home. I check www.Ravelry.com and www.Etsy.com at least once every day. My husband and I have side by side computers and take turns putting on a TV show or movie while the other is free to search the net for whatever or play video games. We have a cat and two French Angora bunnies, and they all have long hair, so it gets all over everything, sorry!
I don't spend quite all my time in my small library computer room locked up in the house. I love biking, walking, exploring, and adventuring.
I have degrees in Physics and Astronomy, and I love science, but my love for art is even greater. I always have several craft projects in the works, and I can count at least 10 at the moment. Art has always been important in my life. I consider many different media and crafts art - anything that takes creativity and creation. You could say I'm obsessive and that I have a relatively short attention span. I must have several different things all going on at the same time.
THINGS I ALWAYS ENJOY RECEIVING: ATCs, stickers, stationery sets, envelopes, notecards, postcards, interesting pencils and pens, photos, pen pal letters, postage stamps, books, Magic cards, rubber or clear stamps and stamped images, pretty paper, fabric, interesting math problems with or without solutions, diagrams, perfume, soap, shot glasses, chocolate, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, your favorite recipies, and museum postcards, tour photos, or brochures. I also super love good quality handmade stuff! I'd love to hear your own personal travel advice for restaurants, hiking or biking trails, campsites, nature reserves, museums, and other sites of interest, even if it's unknown and out of the way. Maybe I'll get lucky and be able to visit your favorite places someday.
STICKERS - Generally, I like stickers in realistic photo quality, in Victorian theme, or anything with butterflies, flowers, mythical creatures, animals of all kinds (except for cats, dogs, or livestock), plants, trees, nature stuff, hearts, and other pretty objects, especially those relating to my hobbies and interests. My favorite stickers seem to be photo realistic stickers like Mrs. Grossman's Photoessence and Studio Line, Paper House, and I also love K & Company. If you have me in a sticker sheet swap, I would gladly take a "giant" sheet of Mrs. Grossman's stickers or even half of a "giant" sheet if it's perforated. I would also take a strip of Mrs. Grossman's as one or more of the sheets. I ask that a "strip" consist of 4 mini modules, 2 small blocks, or a whole strip like they sometimes come in. If you want to mix it up and send lots of mini modules or small blocks, that's fine too, as long as you're counting 4 minis or 2 blocks as a sheet.
TEA - I like most teas. My favorites seem to be Earl Grey and Jasmine, but I also like white tea, herbal tea, mint, and dessert teas. Rooibos isn't my favorite, but I still like to try different kinds, so send whatever!
ATCs - Yes, please! I just discovered how fun these are and I'm growing my collection. I couldn't even really tell you what my favorite kinds are.... I guess I often like them with realistic drawings/paintings/photo quality backgrounds and collage elements and interesting scrapbook style, but that doesn't mean I couldn't possibly like one of a cartoon drawing. Seems like my favorite ones I've made or received are inspired by a book, movie, or TV show, but my ultimate favorite is a handpainted dragon head that's just really cool. Like every other kind of swap, I don't really get into kid style cartoon stuff.
My favorite color is blue violet, but I also like red, purple, and green. Really, I like most colors.
Coffee & Tea
Hydrangeas, Orchids, and Roses
Detailed Scientific Diagrams & Equations
Art (especially realism)
Ancient Egypt and Hieroglyphics
Ancient Artifacts and Ruins
Natural Fibers: Wool, Silk, Rayon, Linen, Cotton
Scents: Jasmine, Rose, most florals, Cotton Blossom or Egyptian Cotton, Sandalwood, Sweet Pine, Cedar, and most woods, Musk, Rain, Spice, Sweet Stuff, I love perfume and soaps!
Curse Words, Rude Funny, & Art Nude Stuff are OK.
Cinnamon, especially artificial flavoring
I do not ingest artificial sweeteners.
Girly Girl Stuff:
-Pink - especially hot pink, but soft pink's alright if not in excess.
-Glittery - well, ok, glittery accents are fine.
-Princess / Drama Queen Stuff
Cartoony Kid Things like Disney stickers
Cutesy Cat and Dog stuff makes me sick.
Religious Items, especially the attemped persuasion kind. I don't want religious pamphlets, stickers, cards, or phrases. You COULD send me a postcard or similar item of a cathedral, some church's beautiful stained glass windows, the Sistine Chapel ceiling or a Pieta by Michelangelo, some Buddha stuff, or other photo of a beautiful artistic object inspired by any of the various religions, though.
Earrings - my ears swell up and turn red no matter what they're made of.
Not that I really dislike them, but I'm allergic to many beauty products that contain any metal oxide or paraben. It's not a severe allergy, like I'm going to choke to death just from openning a package, I just can't use them without breaking out. Unfortunately, this includes most facial cleanser & lotion, sun block, and antiperspirant.
Insects (cool pretty ones like butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders, katydids, grasshoppers, praying mantis, etc. NOT flies, cockroaches, termites, or maggots and other gross little uglies.)
Stationery and other Paper Products
Yarn (100% natural fiber ONLY - unless it's sock yarn)
Craft Project Patterns
Beads, including size 11 seed beads
Books (non fiction is my favorite)
Rubber & Clear Stamps
Any small cute crafting items!
Card, Envelope, and Stationery Making
James Clerk Maxwell
Joan of Arc
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I love all things Stephen King.
My favorite books are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trillogy.
Johnny Got His Gun
Lord of the Flies
The Great Gatsby
A Renegade History of the U.S.
Beat The Reaper
I'm currently reading In Cold Blood and Leaves of Grass.
Classic Rock and Grunge, mostly.
Occasionally, I listen to classical, dance music, or big band.
Alice in Chains
The Black Eyed Peas
Guns N Roses
Temple of the Dog
you know, a variety.
Natural Born Killers
Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind
The Big Lebowski
Back to the Future
Stand By Me
The Princess Bride
It's a Wonderful Life
Far and Away
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Trailer Park Boys
The Good Guys
American Horror Story
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