Date Joined: January 13, 2010
Last Online: April 16, 2012
Birthday: May 2, 1984
CANADA STRIKE UPDATE (aug 17): All mail should be flowing normally, although my stateside mail still seems to take 2-3 weeks. Please be patient. :)
With postcard swaps, I would really prefer not to receive tourist ones. Thanks!
I would also appreciate that even if you don't want to read my profile, you read what I really prefer not to receive. I've been sent licorice, which I am terribly allergic to, tea and coffee, which I don't drink, and religious items, which immediately go into the trash. I find being sent religious things as offensive as someone disrespecting your own religious beliefs.
If a swap is "sender's choice", I still try to do my best to send you things you'd like to receive. Otherwise, what's the point in a fun package or letter?
Swapping is about making an effort. I don't appreciate that when I send extras in a swap people just rate a five with no acknowledgment to the extras or any of the swap at all. It doesn't have to be a heart but say something about what you've received. It's only nice.... it's rude not to even say thank-you for the swap.
I AM NOT A FLAKER.
I ALWAYS resend what isn't received. ALWAYS. It sucks to be flaked on.
My name is Nichalis but people think I'm a boy, so Janel works (That's my middle name!). My parents had fun ideas. Go mom and dad!
Philosophy/psychology lover... positive psychology, existentialism, choice, self-empowerment.. I love knowledge.
I am almost 27 and I live by myself with my monster-kitty in my little, awesome, and mostly-thrifted apartment. I have long hair (blue and brown, now), pierced ears (x2 on one side and four on the other, including my helix) and a pierced eyebrow. I have no metal sensitivities. I prefer the colour silver over gold.
Generally: I like small simple things, the colours blue and green together... I like stars, skulls, stripes, bones, trees and kittens.. I enjoy geometric shapes. I love stars.... I'm a mix of "goth" and "emo" I guess.. but not really! I have a dark/weird/strange sense of humour though! I love stickers, kawaii, postcards and stationary...also, offensive postcards amuse me. Maybe my mailman too! I am not easily offended. My t-shirt size is medium and I really, really, really, really, really enjoy the Threadless brand.
My Melodie, Usahana, Sugarbunnies, Patapatapeppy, Cinnamoangels, kawaii rabbits, Kuromi and Gloomy Bear are my fav characters.. I like pretty notepads (sticky notes), pens, markers, pins (for cork boards)...
I do art (painting) and small crafts, some scrap-book like things.. I sew a bit too so I like interesting patterned material. I like scraps. :) I like pattered ribbon as well.
I have this amazing plan to entirely cover my fridge with magnets. So far all I've got are some pretty multicoloured words (and not the four-letter kind).
Hmm, what else do I collect? Things with stars, stripes (note: NOT the american flag), "bubbles" or geometrical patterns.. nice colour combinations.. seeds for planting (don't like flowers though, prefer leafy plants and vines)..
4/20 related stuff is fun. If you understand that, then, well, we understand each other!
I like miniature things. I have a mini cheese grater which is two inches tall and is the cutest most amazing thing ever. I use it to grate garlic. Woohoo!
Postcards are awesome. I don't so much prefer touristy-ones, so the stranger/cuter/more offensive the better.
I also like postcards with really pretty art, conceptual ideas, ect.. I don't generally like Disney.
I also enjoy postcards with :
Anything haunting, driving, different
Some loves: incubus, matt good, neverending white lights, wintersleep, thrice, lady gaga, sigur ros, stars, a perfect circle, tool
I like a lot of types of books. Here is a small rundown.. :)
First: NO - murder mysteries, romances, chickie-books (a la gossip girl or those nunga nunga books) or sci-fi (mostly) - also, I hate twatlight and harry pooper.
Authors: - Jean Paul Sartre (ie. Essays in Existentialism) - Viktor Frankl (ie. Man's Search for Meaning) - Albert Camus!! (ie The Plague, The Outsider) - Franz Kafka (Metamorphosis) - Dave Eggers (Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, How We Are Hungry, ect) -Tori Hayden (Tiger's Child, ect) - Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide) - Mitch Albom (5 People You Meet In Heaven, Tuesdays With Morrie, Have A Little Faith ect) - Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors, Magical Thinking, ect)
I like books (mostly memoirs or accounts, a la (auto)biographies but some fiction is alright too) about crazy people, people who are mentally ill, psychological disorders, people who have been through trials in life (have mentally ill parents, have had abusive childhoods)... I also read a lot of Holocaust memoirs (kind of like Anne Frank)..
I also enjoy existential philosophy and psychology, the concept of free will and freedom of thought and choice, empowering sorts of ideas, positive psychology.
I have a lot of books. :)
*NO licorice. It hinders my ability to breathe.
*NO - murder mysteries, romances, chickie-books (a la gossip girl), sci-fi (mostly)
*NO scented things (unless that scent is a fruity or vanilla smell. Lavender and florals SUCK!)
*NO religious themed items. PLEASE.
*NO tea, coffee (don't drink it)
*NO vintagey-grandma stuff
I prefer not to receive tourist postcards.
I am in the habit of re-gifting.. if I receive something I know I'm not going to use, I'll send it back out - keep it moving until it finds a home. :) This doesn't mean I don't appreciate your package!! It just means the love gets more exposure!
Recently got a post card from Renee (Mother Brando?). It has a skeleton on it. I'm not sure what swap it is for and I can't match it up. If this is yours please let me know so I can rate you!
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