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Sunlion

Sunlion
Date Joined: July 26, 2008
Last Online: October 18, 2023
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States
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Hello!

October 5, 2023 comment: Good morning. I find I am not getting mail in a timely manner. For example, one card was mailed on August 2 and I got it October 2. So if you have mailed me something and I haven't rated you, there is a possibility it's still in the ether somewhere. Please contact me if you think I've missed you. Thank you.

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I have been away for a while, but I thought I'd check in again, see what's going on.

These days I self publish a zine called Kiss5Tigers which is about, well, my life. If you're interested, contact me at my email address on file. I also write a blog by the same name, the link is attached to this profile.

Since I was last here, I got married. His name is Steven, and he has fragile health. It takes up a lot of our time, but I won't bore you with details. He's due for a kidney transplant in the near future.

Right now there are 4 young people in our lives. I have one kid, Dax, who is 26, and Steven has 3: Rox - 22, Zoe - 21, and Ben - 17. They keep us busy and we love them. We live with Steven's mom, and between us there are 3 dogs: Mollie, Onyx and Mazie.

For myself, I am going back to school this fall to take an MBA in entrepreneurship. I crochet hats for a project I call the 100 Hats Project. The idea is to create 100 hats and donate them, I haven't decided yet if they will go to a shelter or to a cancer center. I also am making art for an artists' group I'm in, which is fun.

I enjoy sci-fi, non fiction, and urban fantasy books. I used to be all about "tell me a story" but these days it's "teach me something". Favorite fiction authors include Charles DeLint, Laurell Hamilton, Neil Gaiman and William Gibson. Non fiction, well, that's a little harder. SARK I suppose, Malcolm Gladwell, but it's more topics than authors. I like biographies, especially of people who are facing mental health challenges. Also people of color and people with disabilities. I read a great collection on disabilities edited by Alice Wong. Also anything on creativity, or with exercises for expanding creativity. I like how-to mixed media art books.

I collect art supplies, ephemera, animal items (cats, rabbits, dragons, owls, fish, foxes), socks, and yarn. I used to love the socks from the dollar section at Target but they stopped doing that recently so I am a bit bummed about that. Stickers are a big deal for me, especially larger ones. I use them a lot in mail art.

I like stationery supplies of all kinds, from legal pads to colored pens to letter sets. Remember letter sets? I used to order them from some Asian stationery companies but they are not so popular any more (sad face) and I haven't found an affordable place to order them. I don't want to pay $8 for 4 sheets of paper. Envelopes are all over the place, but writing paper? A thing of the past.

As far as interests, right now I'm interested in everything! I like science, art, spiritual stuff (not specifically christian), psychology, wellness and health, sci-fi, quirky stuff, LGBTQIA+ issues, history, astrology, astronomy, ancient cultures, herbal medicine, mental health issues, environmental issues, urban homesteading, knitting and crochet, but this is a short list! lol

Mostly I am interested in you! I love hearing about people, what makes them happy, what's going on in their lives. Send me anything that makes you happy and I will be happy.

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Hunnybee rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Nov 5, 2023
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SnailMailSvet rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Nov 4, 2023
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shiggy rated for The Relaxing Swap #9 on Oct 28, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the coloring page:)
MsBellaDonna rated for Any PC Hello #6 on Oct 13, 2023
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Comment: I love the Grand Central postcard, thank you! xo
LisaRea rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 11, 2023
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RaspberryRobot rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 9, 2023
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RadiateJoy rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 9, 2023
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Cindymt rated for Letter And Some Goodies #2 on Oct 5, 2023
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Comment: Thank you, Allison!
Ilovemanatees rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 5, 2023
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cherlita rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #32 on Oct 4, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely teas, cannot wait to try them all especially the Cranberry Apple!
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Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) Ugh, the weather is back to the 80s - I'd rather have real fall!
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Comment: Thx for your postcard β˜€οΈ The sun is still shibing here too :))
Burger1girl rated for Letter And Some Goodies #2 on Oct 1, 2023
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Comment: The card is very artistic, I like it! I will ck out that site. We have a Molly too!! I will look into that Institute /spiritual. I bet the bbq was good! Thank you for the extras! Happy Swapping!
jlink rated for Any PC Hello #6 on Oct 1, 2023
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Comment: I think I have the same set of Grand Central Station cards!
ChickenSoup rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 1, 2023
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Comment: Love the colorful stickers & vintage pieces!
USAFwife rated for Any PC Hello #6 on Sep 30, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much for the nice card. Hope you get just enough rain and not too much! :)
annaliesethegnome rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Sep 29, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much!
denisedecker58 rated for Any PC Hello #6 on Sep 29, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much!

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Comments

wolfeagle on Aug 30, 2023:

Thank you for your card. I will write back.

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 31, 2020:

Hi Allison, if you decide to return to this site, please don't forget to rate your partners that sent to you, including in the Spring PenPal swap I hosted. Thanks.

momto8cats on Jan 12, 2018:

I had sent my swap to you, on time, for "Send Anything: September -USA-." Did you receive it? I don't see your rating on my profile.

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 7, 2014:

I know I'll be thrilled!!!! Thank you!

courtmm11 on Mar 17, 2011:

Thank you so so much for the cute little St Patty's day card... Got it today...it was great... Thank you Thank you Pat

piglet59645 on Nov 11, 2010:

I meant....that way when, not that when when........lol....It is getting late. Your profile info looks good. :)

piglet59645 on Nov 11, 2010:

What really helps in filling out profiles, is favorites for me. That when when I am picking something profile based for a swap I know what color or theme ect to choose. :) That way I can choose something my swap partner likes. You telling what you collect is a great help in itself!

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