Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2021 7:52 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2009
Last Online: July 15, 2020
Birthday: October 6, 1974
Country: United States
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A Polymath is...

I'm an eccentric, funny, kind-hearted, single nerd girl. I enjoy getting surprises in the mail and my other main hobby is letterboxing. I have eclectic tastes in things and a snarky sense of humour.

I have a degree in Culinary Arts and try to make a living professionally as a baker/pastry chef. Currently, I'm the baker at a retirement community of 325 people.

I'm interested in learning about living in London. I want more than anything to relocate to England, even if I'm only there for a year.

Disclaimer If I am your partner in a swap and you don't receive anything (due to a postal mishap....because I ALWAYS send!),PLEASE contact me first before giving me a rating. I WILL send out a replacement and with delivery confirmation, if necessary.

Me Tunes

I dig mostly stuff I grew up with...70's/80's, one hit wonders, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Genesis, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Led Zep, The Doobie Brothers, Duran Duran, Culture Club, ABC...etc, etc.

Me Flicks

The original Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Duel, Clue, Jaws, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Impostors, Out To Sea, Glengarry Glen Ross, Lost In Translation, Caddyshack, Stripes, Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Incredibles, Grey Gardens, Rear Window, National Treasure 1 and 2, Silver Streak, FM....etc, etc.

Oh....and Manos, the Hands of Fate.

On Telly...

Nerd TV: Mythbusters, Modern Marvels, Unwrapped, CSI NY, CSI, CSI Miami, History Detectives, Antiques Roadshow, How It's Made, Dirty Jobs, Fact or Faked, Hollywood Treasure, Forensic Files

British TV: Are You Being Served, As Time Goes By, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Young Ones, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who, Waiting For God, Ladies Of Letters, The Kumars at No. 42, Top Gear, Have I Got News For You, QI, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You, Room 101, The Tube, Shooting Stars, James May's Man Lab

Funny TV: Spongebob Squarepants, Boston Legal, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, The Venture Brothers, Modern Family, Check It Out! With Steve Brule, The Middle, Old School Dance Connection with Moonman,

Random Fondness


candy, baked goods, fried chicken, pizza, chili, Chili's Salsa, no-bake cookies, Italian Beef, chili dogs, chocolate milk, milkshakes, Tastykakes, mint candies or cakes, Metromint water, buffalo wings, beets, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Thai,Sonny's, Sweet Tomatoes, Chipotle, Steak N Shake, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, Febo, Golden Syrup Sponge pudding, English breakfast, pub grub, pie with mash, Square Pie, Pieminister, Laduree Macarons, chips with curry sauce, chips with satay sauce


cinnamon, vanilla, cherries, amber, grapefruit, chocolate, butter rum, coconut, blueberry pie filling, banana


Gallery of Regrettable Food, Steve Martin novellas/short stories, flash fiction and short stories, trivia books, reference books, Private Eye Annuals


pugs, chihuahuas, beagles, russian blue cats, tuxedo cats, munchkin cats, hippos, walruses, manatees

Yes, please...


  • plaid or argyle clothes/accessories
  • hats
  • monocles
  • chubby animals
  • lighthouses
  • kawaii
  • kawaii style items with handlebar moustaches
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • London Underground
  • Ian Hislop
  • Private Eye

I Collect:

  • vintage 1930's - 1950's "large letters" cards, for example: "Greetings from...." or "Hello from...." Greetings from Allentown

Food/Candy I Want

  • all dark chocolate
  • nutty candies
  • gummy candies
  • Kinder Surprise eggs (massive WANT)
  • Cadbury's Crunchie
  • Curly Wurly
  • Twix Fino
  • Curry Masala Pringles
  • McVitie's Dark Chocolate Caramel Digestives
  • Bournville Biscuits
  • Double Decker bars
  • Walkers Worcester Sauce crisps
  • Crunchie Rocks
  • Walkers Roast Chicken crisps
  • Mr. Kipling Cherry Bakewells
  • BBQ Beef Hula Hoops
  • Mr. Kipling Bramley Apple Pies
  • McCoy's Mexican Chilli crisps
  • Daim bars
  • Jacobs Mint Club bars
  • Starbar
  • Lion bar
  • Drifter
  • Yorkie Raisin & Biscuit
  • Hobnobs
  • Appletiser
  • Fanta (unusual flavours)
  • Pimm's
  • Fizzy Lemonade
  • Bassett's Jelly Babies
  • Picnic bar
  • Time Out bar
  • Cadbury Tiffin bar
  • Hula Hoops
  • Boost bar

Colours I Like:

  • black
  • red
  • mint green
  • pale banana yellow
  • aqua
  • plum

No thanks...

  • people who LIE!!!
  • cherubs
  • Americana
  • Disney
  • religious items
  • anything sesame
  • white chocolate
  • hard candy
  • chewing gum
  • extras with your swap item (referring to craft swaps, it's not that I don't appreciate them, most times I don't swap enough anymore to get to use them and end up giving them away, so save them and give them to someone who WILL use them)


id0be1ieve rated for UK/US Treats on Apr 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you soo much for the goodies - can't wait to try everything!! :-D x
Comment: Absolutely brilliant parcel full of Koolaid, the kids at school really enjoyed the dyeing session, thankyou!!!
id0be1ieve rated for UK/US Treats on Feb 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy goodies..I can't wait to try the yum nuts! :-D
pennyblack rated for US/UK goodies on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies Holly!! Everything looks delicious (o: I hope you receive your package very soon too and like everything!
livvy rated for Fostering UK/US Sweets Relations on May 10, 2011
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness. I swear my eyes almost popped out of my head when I opened your parcel this morning!! You sent the biggest selection of candy and chocolate EVER! Wow! And the best thing is, I've never tried any of it before! I can't thank you enough, I only hope you'll be half as happy with the parcel i've sent you! Thank you SO much! I'm going to have the unhealthiest breakfast ever this morning! ;D You're the best! xxxxxx
Comment: Love the ATC. The word path you chose is beautiful!
bionicrobyn rated for Gorey Alphabet ATC -Letter D on Feb 17, 2011
Comment: i LOVE desmond! this was very clever holly:) well done... thanks very much and happy swappage! xoxo
xshootingstarsx rated for Polymath & xShootingStarsx on Feb 14, 2011
Comment: You really spoiled me with lots of candy. I'm looking forward to trying everything. Thank you so much :) I hope my package reaches you soon and you like the goodies I've chosen.
NannaPhoebe rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Purple on Jan 6, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the card and for running the swap I am think about doing one is it very time busy,
hjem rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Yellow on Dec 24, 2010
Comment: i like the ATC you sent, thanks. sorry it took me a while to rate -- i was in finals and prepping for my holiday trip to see my parents.
weeviljing rated for Gorey Alphabet ATC -Letter B on Dec 24, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the Gorey Alphabet ATC. Yes, I recognized Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers on it. I could totally picture him getting mauled by bears. Just because. Nice one. Thanks again. :)
Comment: Thank you very much for all my yummy goodies..I look forward to trying them all! :-D <3
Teraceee rated for Private Swap Polymath and Teraceee on Dec 7, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great selection. Awesome.
Vickyen rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Green on Oct 7, 2010
Comment: Love the design on your green ATC!! Way to go! ;)
Fritosmom rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Blue on Sep 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I really love it:-)
agonysdecay rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Red on Jul 29, 2010
Comment: Holly! Thanks so much for the altered text ATC, these are one of my favorites to do! Your ATCs are nice and sturdy and I like the title you gave the card! I hope to do more of these in the future!
loubie rated for One Word Wonder ATC on Jul 29, 2010
Comment: really pretty angel card Holly
perfectlie rated for Dog ATC Series: Yorkie on Jan 26, 2010
Comment: hi, thank you for your great atc :)
monireed rated for "A" ATC Swap...EDITED on Jan 16, 2010
Comment: Thank you Holly! Your ATC is the first I have received - so the first for my collection. I love it ! - Thank you for sharing your talent
oziloulou rated for Dog ATC Series: Rottweiler on Jan 3, 2010
Comment: It finally got here, by the look of the envelope it must have circumnavigated the world twice. Thankyou for hosting this series I've really loved it

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xxkarenlxx on Jun 13, 2011:

Thank you for being so thoughtful of me and sending me the lovely beads for my May wishlist. I will find a fabulous way to use them. Happy swapping. :)

Toupti on Jun 11, 2011:

for the teabags, from my May wishlist. I'M SO HAPPY !!! I've been looking for these since I got one in a swap, they're sssooo good !!! Can't find them in Canada. Thanks a lot. :D

wunderland on Dec 8, 2010:

I sent you a chocolate bar today! Happy Holidays :)

Smudge on Oct 16, 2010:

Thank you very much for the Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate sachets you sent me for my October wishlist in the Wishlist Group. I am looking forward to drinking them, especially on the cold winter nights. :o)

sweetpea22 on Oct 5, 2010:

Thanks so much for the body lotions for my September wishlist!! You're so kind.

Mayje on Aug 3, 2010:

Hi! I just got the vintage postcards! Gosh, I really like them! Thank you soooo much!

Ruthshi on Aug 3, 2010:

Thank you for the Nancy Postcards. My daughter was so thrilled! Hugs

raegun83 on Jul 29, 2010:

Thanks for all the sheet music, I appreciate it! And the Nancy Drew postcards are cute. :) What a nice RAK!

LeosMom4Life on Jul 27, 2010:

Wow thank u so much for thr atc sleeves was not thinking I would get that much! Thank u Thank u

<3 melody

Swan on Jul 27, 2010:

Thank you very much for all the wonderful scrapbooking papers fulfilling one of my July wishes for the Wishlist group!

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