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SassyBird

SassyBird
Original Member
Last Online: February 2, 2008
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 36 year old, married to a Brit whom I met whilst living in England, Mummy to one fabulous sassy chicklet (2 1/2 years old) and three "furry children" - lulu dog, molly cat and biko kitty cat. Oh and don't forget, there's Sid Fishus, my punk rock beta fish.

I love to travel, especially to my "home away from home" - the UK/England. Love a nice cuppa tea! I have been delighted with all the tea I've acquired via the tea swaps. Union Jack/British themed items are a favourite.

I also love anywhere with sun, beach, and the ocean. I just recently completed my coursework and confined water dives for my open water scuba diving certification.

I like to dabble in cooking. My favourite chefs are Jamie Oliver (Naked Chef) and Gordon Ramsey. Love any of those British recipe cards you often find in Sainsbury's, etc. or articles on Jamie and Gordon (Sunday Mail inserts, etc).

I am politically aware and am fighting to save the environment and make a better world for my chicklet. I appreciate any items that are environmentally friendly, recycled, organic, etc. I fight plastic bag usage by bringing my own cotton bags so any of these are welcome! I also support a lot of worthwhile organisations like the Save Darfur coalition, Unicef, etc.

my more materialistic side is an admirer of all things kate spade and lulu guinness - girly girl things. I LOVE the British store, Accessorize.

favourite activites include spending time with the fam, being outdoors/hiking, browsing antique shops and flea markets, going to the beach/ocean, scuba diving, reading, learning about other cultures.

Jane Goodall is my hero! I am going to embark on switching my diet to follow her "Harvest for Hope" plan.

Favorite Music

the Brit music scene and dance music primarily - Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, Blur, Oasis, etc.

Placebo, U2, Green Day, and New Order, Duran Duran, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, The Clash, New Order, Manic Street Preachers, "old school" punk - Sex Pistols, Seven Seconds

also like "world music' - putamayo collections, celtic, african, etc.

Favorite Movies

To Kill a Mockingbird, old 60s movies (With 6 you get Eggroll, To Sir with Love, etc)

Brassed Off!, Trainspotting, well basically anything with Ewan McGregor - I adore Ewan McGregor!!

Snatch, About a Boy, Billy Elliot, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Children of Men...

I also like movies in which provoke thought - Garden State, The King of Scotland, Rwanda, Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Television

The Jon Stewart Show, Extras, Real Time with Bill Mahr, Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (British version over the US one), Sex and the City, Scrubs, Rome series on HBO

Huge fan of the BBC shows - The Catherine Tate Show, Spaced, The original (UK)Office, Life on Mars, Clocking Off (miss that show!), Dr. Who series - love David Tennant!, the Earth series

documentaries, PBS shows, travel channel, travel docmumentaries - especially Ewan McGregor's "Long Way Round" series

Favorite Books

  • Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall

  • The Jungle: Upton Sinclair

  • The Kiterunner: Khaled Hosseini

  • THe Last King of Scotland: Giles Foden

Favourite Things

  • colours: pink, brown, turquoise, green

  • Ewan McGregor: such a fascinating person, the fact that he loves his wife and children so much makes him even more fabulous!

  • tea: bagged preferably, dabbling into loose tea, don't like "flower" teas - lavendar and the like, not keen on licorice either - other than that, I love all kinds - black, white, green, herbal - especially fruity flavours!

  • pens: of any description - ball point, roller ball, caligraphy but not so much the gel pens - I choose my pen and ink colour to match my mood

  • nail varnish: any darker colour, OPI is a favourite

  • amigurumi - those cute little crochet creations - in particular, love the animals - birds, bunnies, etc. if you can find these or if you make them, please indulge me! :)

  • handmade items: I am so envious of those who are artistically inclined. please share your creations with me!

  • funky, contemporary notecards - polka dots, gerbera daisy, monogrammed, etc. especially in the pink, brown, turquoise them

  • picture frames: my home and my office are decorated with tons of photos of my chicklet and hubby. I'm constantly creating new collages. any frames are greatly appreciated!

  • native/aboriginal crafts and jewelry: my husband has lived in africa and I was a cultural anthropology/cultural studies grad student so our home is themed with a lot of native crafts and artwork

  • candles: like peony and vanilla scent - lightly scented, no lavender or rose please, not a huge fan of yankee candles either

  • jewelry: dangly earrings in silver, clay or beads - no gold colours please

  • sweets: love white chocolate - not a big fan of chocolate or dark chocolate. jolly ranchers, wintergreen lifesavers, peanut butter M&Ms. if from UK - LOVE Milky Bar buttons (white chocolate ones), Sherbet lemons, Refreshers, Wine Gums

  • decorating themed magazines: love Elle Home: especially british version, Ideal Home (british),domino, blueprint, martha stewart

  • IKEA: favourite store - clean lines, more modern, european style

  • seahorses

  • "toys" for my cubicle

  • funky coffee mugs

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interests of my 2 1/2 year old daughter(for toddler related swaps):

  • anything Charlie & Lola
  • stickers of any description
  • play dough and accessories (tools, etc.)
  • books - she loves books!
  • lip gloss - she loves Lip Smackers!
  • anything related to cats or dogs
  • accessories for baby dolls (bottles, nappies/diapers, etc.)
  • bubbles

Not so Favourite Things

  • no "country crafts" please - not into the hen, cow, chicken, red checker board themed items

  • not so fond of lavender scented or rose scented items (everyone thinks I would love lavender because of the England connection)

  • not into scrapbooking so these items will only be recycled in a swap

  • religious themed items - I respect all religions and have my own system of beliefs, while I have the utmost respect for your views, please do not send me religious themed items

  • don't really care for disney themed items

Favorite Crafts

I would love to be "craftier". I have the 'vision' but not always the talent to back it up... I am trying to get into ATCs, notecards, etc.

Ratings

Angeleyes rated for *~Postcards~* on Feb 23, 2008
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Comment: Unfortunately, I have still not received your postcard.
ColourfulDaze rated for Sassy Seahorses on Feb 15, 2008
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Comment: SassyBird, I will gladly change if I receive something
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cranialbleeding rated for *~Postcards~* on Jan 18, 2008
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lxmack rated for *~Postcards~* on Jan 14, 2008
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Comment: Thanks, what a gorgeous postcard!
Hailey rated for WLS Just Swap Something #4 on Jan 9, 2008
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Comment: Sorry to have to do this Sassy, but I Still haven't recieved anything and its been over 2 months now :( Will change if / when I do.
Response: I will respond to you privately, purr, as there must be an issue I am not aware of. I mailed to the UK within the deadline.
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Comment: Great Card, have a peaceful Christmas
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raydance rated for Christmas Tea Swap on Dec 15, 2007
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Comment: Thanks so much for the tea and the sweet card! Can't wait to try them all. Merry Christmas to you and Fiona in advance!
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Comment: I loved the card!! Merry Xmas and a bright 2008 for you all. Cheers From Van.
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Comment: this is one of my fave unicef cards too! love the idea of trick-or-treating to raise money for them. :)
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Comment: Beautiful card. thank you. Happy holidays to you too.
convrgr rated for Animal Treasure Hunt (International) on Dec 10, 2007
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Comment: I loved the hammer head shark candy and the great lab cards. Thanks!
earthtobella rated for Christmas Tea Swap on Dec 8, 2007
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Comment: I'm so excited for the unique variety of teas you sent me - I haven't tried any of these before! Happy holidays! :)
colorsandshapes rated for Christmas Tea Swap on Dec 7, 2007
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Comment: Hi Kimberly, I was lucky to have you as a swap partner...such wonderful teas- I can tell you love tea as much as I do. Thank you for taking the time to tell me about the tea. I tried the Northern Lights last night...so welcome after a day at work! I will let you know how I like the others. Please tell your daughter that the christmas tree card is my very favorite! All the best to you and your family, Elizabeth
KD rated for 100 Things you have Eaten Swap on Dec 4, 2007
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Comment: I can't believe I forgot to rate this. Your list was lovely; plenty of things I need to eat again!
Mantia rated for 100 Places on Dec 3, 2007
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lilylemon rated for Beautiful Birds on Nov 24, 2007
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful bird goodies!
Sally rated for Places I want to go *International* on Nov 22, 2007
5
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Comment: Thank you. I love the pictures you chose to go with this
Chamsie rated for Find Another Penpal Swap on Nov 21, 2007
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter. I'm sorry the first one got lost. Petra
Response: Petra: I will be contacting you privately to see if you received my letter. It was mailed out the same time as I mailed to my other partners Shmoo, estar23 and luvcatzzz (see below all who rated a 5). Perhaps because it is international there was an issue?!?! update 10/30/07: resent and hopefully Petra will adjust rating once she receives! I have never flaked on a swap! update: 11/07 - SO GLAD YOU RECEIVED, FINALLY, PETRA! :) THANKS FOR THE NEW RATING!

Rating Overview

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4.7846 36 0 0
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Comments

monstermansmum05 on Feb 1, 2008:

Hi, I've sent you emails and have heard nothing.The ~Postcards~ swap I hosted you have not sent, if you just forgot to mark sent please do so as soon as possible! Please send ASAP, if something is going on, just let me and your partners know please.

Your Host, Brittany

ColourfulDaze on Jan 31, 2008:

Hi SassyBird, Checking in about the Sassy Seahorses swap. Everything okay?

LOLA on Sep 19, 2007:

SassyBird your teas were sent 9/14.Please let me know if there are any problems or concerns.

RudeNun on Aug 12, 2007:

Hello there!

I went shopping, looking for a tea shop. I found one..funny story that I'd like to share with yah. Shoot I can see this will be my second story. Anywho, found some tea cookies that I'll send to you. OH! I found a new tea, and I grabbed a vanilla flavor, I remember you sayin' you liked vanilla, anywho, I'm sharin'!

RudeNun on Aug 5, 2007:

I'm not diggin' the country crafts either. They're not my cup a'tea. :)

I own Trainspotting, that Ewan is crazy good lookin'! I have an Ewan-related story to tell yah about. I shall write about it in my letter. :D

cerebellum on Jul 26, 2007:

hi - did you get my 20 questions where you live letter? if so - would you please rate me? if not, please let me know so i can re-send.

thanks, sara

RudeNun on Jul 5, 2007:

I loooooove organic items!!

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