HOW I RATE AND WOULD EXPECT TO BE RATED:
I will rate you please return the favor...
I will never NOT send something.
If I'm going to be late I will send a private message.
Hearts- Put the "heart" back into Hearts
Some people believe Hearts are rewards for the li'l extras people put in their package. I don't feel this is fair at all. Some people don't have the money for this or just don't feel it's necessary. Does this mean that if they put a huge effort into the swap requirements itself they don't deserve a Heart?
I award Hearts to those who put their heart into the swap, those who read my profile and make their decisions there. This is not to say I don't enjoy the li'l extras, I do, but it is not a deciding factor on my Heart giving. I just don't wish for people to break their bank spending money on things that don't need to be spent on because they feel that's the only way to earn a li'l virtual Heart.
There are so many better ways to earn a Heart than by spending money and sending me things. Here are just a few things that you COULD send me that I would love so very much...
1) a li'l letter about you, where you come from, what you enjoy, etc. 2) a li'l baggy of dirt/sand, a rock, or a pressed flower from where you live- seriously. 3) a li'l drawing from you- skill does not matter to me I'll love it all the same regardless. 4) your favorite recipe- I LOVE to cook
I expect the same courtesy when rating me for my swaps.
My name is Willow. Yes, really. I'm 27 years old and I still live with my parents.. I know what you're thinking.. And yer mostly right.. I'm a slug.. HOWEVER, I'm a slug in a rut. I stayed home after highschool to take care of my mum and the house after she was in a car accident that almost took her life and left her bedridden for a year or so, wheelchair bound for a couple years, and then crutches followed by a cane... She's walking, thankfully, but I'm still a slug. :sighs:
I went to a Japanese culinary school and was offered a job by the owner of the school/restaurant to be a sushi chef and I gladly took the opportunity. I worked there part time till the owner had a stroke and had to sell the restaurant and get some much needed rest. During this time I also worked as a fencing instructor for children. (fencing as in swords and not picket or chain-link)
I have a beautiful Pomeranian girl named Menchi. I also have a fiancee... Yes the puppy was mentioned first... He'd do the same- she is our baby.
When I'm not knitting, or cleaning, I can be found on the computer playing soul-sucking games like World of Warcraft.
I am a knitter first and crocheter second. Both have their ups and downs.
So far my favorite thing to knit/crochet would be baby clothes for friends' lil'uns. Creating big'un clothes for lil'uns is so much fun, not to mention quick! Cabled jackets, aviator jackets, socks.. all in miniature.
I have found a new love for Dotee dolls both making and receiving.
I don't like sad endings for anything... I don't like sad parts to movies... Old Yeller does not die.. Oh no.. He goes to live with a nice family on a farm.. I just happen to miss his departure because my hand slipped on the fast forward button or I was getting a drink and missed it... The Black Stallion's friend didn't die, nor did Charlotte- she's spinning webs quite happily... This nice farm is not just limited to fuzzy critters.. It has a place for all.
That said.. List of movies I could watch at anytime no matter if I just watched it or not...
ANY Lethal Weapon, Star Trek, Oscar, Quigley Down Under, Shaun of the Dead, Labyrinth, Willow, all Arnold Schwarzenegger save for Jingle All the Way, and all Sylvester Stallone.
Dresden Files- Jim Butcher the Calderon series- Jim Butcher Anita Blake series- Laurell K Hamilton The Belgariad- David Eddings The Mallorian- David Eddings the Phaze series- Piers Anthony Harry Potter- J.K. Rowling the Redwall series- Brian Jacques (yes... I like fantasy....)
I don't watch TOO much TV.. Usually only late at night with my fiancee. I set the box to record our favorite shows and we watch them when we have nothing else to do.
Trauma, Men of a Certain Age, Psych, Heroes, Iron Chef America before Michael Simon, Dinner Impossible with Robert Irvine, home improvement show not the Tim Allen series. MASH has always and will always be one of my favorite shows. Law and Order, CSI Las Vegas, Cops.
I listen to a hodgepodge assortment of music- li'l something from everything.. even polka! My favorite bands are 3 Doors Down, Serj Tankian, Foreigner, Breaking Benjamin, Meatloaf, old NIN, and far too many others. Favorite genre would have to be 80s-90s rock. Favorite songs, however, are Stand By Me- Ben E. King, Why Don't You Do Right- Amy Irving, and Hallelujah- John Kale as well as K.D. Lang.
Color- PINK- baby pink, soft pink, fuzzy pink, the kind of pink you find on fat kitten bellies. All other pinks are very acceptable. GREEN- all greens are beautiful to me.
Just because those are my favorite colors does not mean I don't enjoy others- in fact I love all colors. I don't understand how anyone could dislike any color except perhaps the hues often found in a diaper...
Scent- ylang ylang (EE-lang EE-lang), frankincense, real rose, real orange blossom, lilac, and whisteria
I drink a lot of tea and love trying new kinds especially from specific regions. (not ginger)
Family recipes- especially if they have history or family stories associated with them.
SOCKS! Socks are so wonderful and yummy. I try not to wear matching socks if I can help it. As long as the thickness is about the same I'm good. Fuzzy socks, toe socks, ankle socks, dress socks, polka-dot, stripes, pink, knee-high, ankle warmers.. I love them all!
Candy. I love unique candies from around the world. My favorite candy is horehound and if you've never had it... It starts out tasting like burnt sugar- molasses-y with a hint of root beer. It stays this rich, full flavor till it's dissolved and then you are left with the most awful taste in your mouth and you rush to put another one in your mouth to be reminded WHY you torment yourself with the aftertaste.
I love chocolates with stuff in it or fruit filled.. Chocolate covered orange peels are my favorite. A close second would be those raspberry and orange jelly sticks dipped in chocolate.
Colorful cloth or fat quarters for making Dotee dolls. Any trimmings, buttons, ribbons, beads, embroidery floss, etc. No color preference as each Dotee wants to be something different and special.
Yarn. I don't discriminate against any kind of yarn as long as it's at least semi soft- wool is forgiven of being a bit scratchy.
I'm not too partial to spicy things. I've gotten better but it use to be so bad that katsup was too spicy for me.
Color- Those contained in a diaper
Scent- fake vanilla and cinnamon- I get an instant headache with these =/
Tea- Ginger is spicy for me =/
** So far I've received 4 ginger teas in my different swaps!! How funny is that!? The only tea I mention I can't drink and I keep getting it! I laugh every time too. NO MORE GINGER!! DOWN WITH GINGER!!! But really.. I'll just regift it to someone else so it's not a complete loss.. SOMEONE out there must like ginger teas... Right?.... Or are we all just passing them along to the next person with those same thoughts? "someone will drink it".....
Candy- Cinnamon candies
As if my profile couldn't get any longer....
I've been working myself up to starting my own swaps.. I've been fiddling with some themes and I think I've finally got the guts to start out on these ideas.. It can't be THAT hard.... Can it?
I'm going to put the list here and we'll go from there... Not too worried about someone "stealing" or "borrowing" the ideas as I'm sure they've already been done and besides it would give me a chance to do it more than once!! I haven't decided if I'm going to do all of these in different mediums- dotee, plushy, amigurumi.. I might do them all eventually.. We'll see how it goes!
"Our Little Outcasts" -Goth -Punk -Nerds -Geek -Metal -Emo -Rockabilly -Steampunk -Country/Cowboy
"Precious Little Creeps" -Vampire -Werewolf/Wolfman -Zombie -Mummy -Alien -Monster -Witch -Voodoo -Frankenstein -SwampThing -Bigfoot/Yeti -Robot
There's more but we'll start with these.
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