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StrictlyRudeGirl

StrictlyRudeGirl
Date Joined: January 23, 2011
Last Online: November 15, 2017
Birthday: October 22, 1975
Country: United States
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About Me

I was on this site a couple of years ago but it got very overwhelming and I had to step back. Basically, I deal with anxiety/depression and 3 years ago was pretty much when I first voiced that out loud. It was a difficult time and I had problems dealing with my responsibilities. I chose to hide a lot while also withdrawing from my friends and various activities. I lost friends from it which makes me sad but I also learned a lot about who my real friends are. I have social anxiety so badly that leaving the house can be monumentally difficult and I had several friends approach me to tell me they admired me and that they never would have guessed what I deal with on a daily basis. While that all felt good to hear, the entire time was overwhelming. Knowing internally that you deal with something is a lot different than voicing the words out loud. I had more than one person tell me to "get over it". Throughout the course of my life, I have lost friends and boyfriends because of social anxiety without ever knowing what was wrong. I always hid from those in authority without knowing why. I was teased all through school and rather than have the teachers look at the ones doing the teasing, I was told constantly that I needed to be more social. I needed to be involved in more activities. I hate telling people no so, in particular, one instance when I was in junior high really stands out. The "popular" girls wanted to put makeup on me (as a guise to pretend to be nice) and they made my face up to look ridiculous. Because I hate saying no and I wanted to be nice, I told them I liked it. I went home and washed it off immediately but they teased me for months about that.

Social anxiety is internal and very, very difficult to manage. Over the years, I learned coping mechanisms that helped me pretend I was "ok". Then I befriended someone who I became very close to. I confided to him that "I have thought for years that maybe I have social anxiety". His response was "I knew that from the first time I met you".

Anyway, I confess this because I did have some problems keeping up with the site but also because if anyone is seeing this and needs someone to talk with, someone who understands, I have taken on that role with a lot of my friends. Sometimes, it helps to discuss things with others who understand. As difficult as it was for me, I will forever be grateful for my friend who helped me learn to talk out loud about the issues I internalized for so long.

I am 40 years old, love music and travel and I combine the two as often as possible. My favorite band is Big D and the Kids Table - currently, I've seen them live 150 times in 16 states!!! I was born and raised in Boston, lived in Las Vegas for 3 years, Tennessee for one year, New Hampshire for 5 years, and now I'm back to MA. My favorite places to visit are San Diego, Anaheim, Vegas...but I love living on the East Coast :)

Favorite Books

True crime, autobiographical, historical. Some favorites: Jodi Picoult, Meg Cabot, the Warriors series, the Harry Potter series, John Grisham, the Diary of Anne Frank, Timeline, Brian Jacques, I love reading about WW2/the Holocaust and the 1800s. Basically, I'll read any book I can find :)

Favorite Movies

Kevin Smith movies!!!!!!!! I do have some other favorites: the Goonies, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Captain America, Harry Potter series, Star Wars, Fanboys, Empire Records, Fight Club, Juno, Josie and the Pussycats, Ferris Bueller, Back to the Future, X-Men, etc.

Favorite Television

I miss 24!!! If I had to list my Top 5 current shows (in no particular order), I'd say Agent Carter, Scorpion, iZombie, The Simpsons, and Last Man Standing. Some other favorite shows: Family Guy, Once Upon A Time, Gotham, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, The Flash, The Muppets, Fresh Off The Boat, The Middle, Blackish, Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Heroes Reborn, Vampire Diaries, Dr Ken, the Daily Show, South Park, The Walking Dead, New Girl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mindy Project, King of the Nerds, Comic Book Men, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, Daredevil...

Some favorites that are in the TV show graveyard: 24 (so, so excited for its return in May!!!), Friends, Chuck, Veronica Mars, Roseanne, Home Improvement...

Favorite Music

Mostly ska/punk - some favorite bands include BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE, Less Than Jake, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mustard Plug, Far From Finished, Brunt of It, the Aquabats, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, The Ataris, Have Nots, Screeching Weasel, Rancid, Descendents, Weezer, The Waffle Stompers, 4 Point 0, Deals Gone Bad, Bouncing Souls, Dollyrots, New Found Glory, Operation Ivy, Pietasters, Toasters, Ramones, Spring Heeled Jack, the Vandals, Hub City Stompers, Social Distortion, Sonic Boom Six, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Brian Setzer Orchestra, English Beat, the Specials, Westbound Train, ill Scarlett, Bomb The Music Industry, NoFX, the Agents, Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, Suburban Legends, Catch 22, Survay Says, Bad Larry, Pennywise, New Limits, Copacetics, Poor Jeremy, A Guy Named Guy, Stray Bullets, etc.

Trixie

Trixie is my beautiful and precious Maine coon cat. I got her from my amazing friend Rikkelle out in Vegas in October 2011 - she is a sweet, smart, and loving little kitty who alternately makes me want to cuddle her and choke her LOL.

Postcards

I love weather so postcards with ANY kind of weather-related topic would be greatly appreciated. I'm one of those nuts who runs outside during a lightning storm to get the best pictures. I once went to the beach during a hurricane to take pictures! I love bodies of water so any lakes/rivers/oceans/etc. Anything music related - tell me about a band you think I'd like - or comic/cartoon related. I collect map cards, stadiums/arenas, and "Greetings From...". I'm also collecting old cards from Massachusetts...well, I love old cards in general, actually!

Wish List

I make jewelry so beads are always welcome...I don't use plastic or pony beads but I can find a use for any other kind...

I love card making/scrapbooking so any supplies would be great!!!!! I'll take anything...chances are, I can find a use :) I deco different things using scrapbooking supplies so yeah...anything is welcome!

I make my own Christmas cards which is a pretty extensive project that lasts the month of December every year. Christmas stickers, punch outs, etc. are always welcome. I will just add them to my supplies for that year :)

Duck brand duct tape, washi tape, My Little Pony items, Star Wars, Harry Potter.

Ratings

Vanillacreamteas rated for 3 blank postcards swap #1 on Mar 29, 2016
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GracelynnsMommy2014 rated for ♡ Book markers ♡ on Jun 24, 2015
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Comment: Never received from this swap, if/when you resend I will rerate.
GracelynnsMommy2014 rated for I love bookmarks! #4 on Jun 24, 2015
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Comment: Never received my bookmarker, if/when you resend I will rerate.
terifairy rated for *** Pez dispenser Swap *** on Jun 10, 2014
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Comment: Luved the animal per Thanks
ZebraGeekGirl rated for 3 blank postcards swap #2 on Jun 4, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for swapping
cynlen rated for 50 States E-mail! on May 16, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful email! :-)
roska1vila rated for MAKE 2 THINGS FOR YOUR PARTNER ! on May 14, 2014
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Comment: Danielle thank you for lovely bracelets, like it-especially blue one:)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bracelets, I do love jewelry these are very pretty..:-)
blubutterfly rated for Butt Ugly Postcard Swap # 3 on May 4, 2014
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Comment: Entertaining PC:) thanks for the swap!
KSENiA rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap Int #2 on May 4, 2014
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Comment: How your first cosplay got out? I would love to see picks. I like Vampire Hunter D too, I think it was one of my first, I saw.. My most favorite is Chobbits., thought. Thank you for the lovely postcard.
ellie rated for Once Upon A Time...and Now on May 2, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers with me, such a nice way of getting to know one another
milkymoon rated for Once Upon A Time...and Now on May 1, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the share!
herlovenotes rated for SIMPLE SOCK SWAP ! on May 1, 2014
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Comment: thank you SO much for the SUPER cute socks! i love them both oh so much and am so excited to wear them! :) it made my day receiving these adorable pairs of socks. <3 have a great day! xx
LovelyLici rated for 3 blank postcards swap #2 on May 1, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the great variety of PCs you sent. I especially love the one with Lucy, of course. :)
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the thoughtful and FUN package of goodies! It was like Christmas opening your package! I absolutely love everything you sent! You made my day. A gazillion hearts to you!
lartisteaffame rated for easy PC swap on May 1, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard you sent me! ♡ I would love to visit Las Vegas one day, it seems to exciting and beautiful. Especially with all the colorful lights! I would also love to visit Boston. Both seem like gorgeous places to live. I hope you enjoyed your relaxing weekend. Thanks again! :D ♡
mags142 rated for My Life in Five Photographs #2 on May 1, 2014
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Comment: I have gotten no swap (this was due April 5th) and no reply to my message or comment. I usually don't get too upset but seeing that you have logged in and wont reply is truly disappointing. Swap coordinator had to angel this swap.
MsRose rated for EZ PZ PC Swap# 3 on Apr 29, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the nice PC,love the snow don't get any here in arizona.:)
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Elliepatterson rated for 50 States E-mail! on Apr 27, 2014
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Comment: Thanx for your answers and photos for this swap. I really enjoyed them. It's cool that you took all the photos! blessings,

Rating Overview

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Comments

mags142 on Apr 28, 2014:

I sent you a message on April 21st regarding a swap. You have been online since then so please read and respond

-maggie

Nekozet on Mar 13, 2014:

Thanks for the awesome PC of the Boston Swan Boats! I LOVE Boston, though the boats weren't open for my visit. I got to see them sleeping though. :-)

Ankica on Mar 10, 2014:

Hi, still nothing from Croatia? :(

leirali on Mar 8, 2014:

Welcome to the "One Partner, One Postcard" swap. :)

ImzadiRose on Feb 20, 2014:

Hello. I sent you my email for Swap-Bot Name -2 on 2/14. Please let me know if you didn't receive it, so I can resend. Thanks.

paperpusher on Feb 20, 2014:

Hi, sent you a message checking on the Easy Peasy Postcard swap I sent you. I hope you received my envie! Please let me know if you got it, thanks :)

battyfemale on Feb 11, 2014:

Hi, I am your partner for the photo your pet - swap. I just wanted to let you know that I did send my email to you today and to have you check your spam folder just in case it went there. :)

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

Nandin on Mar 17, 2013:

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Paige1900 on Feb 19, 2013:

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Thanks so much for joining the "This is My Pet" Swap. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Happy Swapping!

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