Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2020 10:39 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2007
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: April 21
Country: United States
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The Sordid Details

I'm an international tour manager, travel agent, wife & mom to a teen, and 2 preschoolers.

I live in the land o'cheese (Wisconsin) though once upon at time I did live in England & return whenever I can. I've spent most of my life as an actress, love travelling the world, love reading, history, dancing & as a kid was a competitive figure skater. I have a need to keep life from being boring.

Favorite Music

I've a professed love of 80s music...Duran Duran being my favourite band of all time. I have a broad taste in music & usually willing to give most things a listen. However, if it has a country "twang" to it or illiterate rap, just keep it to yourself, thanks.

I also adore Broadway musicals. I have spent most of my life performing in the theatre, so anything & everything theatre related!

I used to be a radio DJ. I'm also in love with my iPod!

Favorite Books

All Jane Austen, "Pride & Prejudice" being my favourite, anything by Anne Rice ("Memnoch the Devil" is my favourite). I love love love historical fiction more than anything...particularly Tudor/Elizabethan/Stuart, Regency, Baroque & Civil War. I love satirical, dry comedy (sorry, no bathroom humour here) ala' Wodehouse or Terry Pratchett ("Good Omen" IS the funniest book ever written).

Favorite Movies

"Pride & Prejudice" (BBC 1995 version NOT the 2005 version), "Wizard of Oz", "Sound of Music", "The King's Speech", "Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Titus", "Shakespeare in Love", most any Merchant Ivory or other costume period piece! I enjoy romantic comedies, but then I'll take in a Bond film. If its visual appealing, has characters that draw you in, and isn't crazy stupid, I'll probably watch it.

Favorite Crafts

I sew historical costuming. I am learning to enjoy scrapbooking (something I'm VERY new to, therefore don't have much), I draw, paint & take photographs. I tend to be slightly more artsy than crafty, but I'm trying to branch out. I will probably join swaps to make things I've never made before, so feedback & suggestions are always welcome. I've recently gotten into making decorative headbands.

Things to Make Me Happy

Doctor Who!

Holiday items (esp. Halloween & Christmas...but not cheesy cute stuff. I prefer classic, elegant or spooky!)

Beautiful & fun stationary (not a big Kawaii fan, I prefer Disney villians!)

Scrapbooking tools

International surprises (magazines, sweets, etc.)


art supplies

Customized labels

Anything historical or theatre related

Dr. Who ...or anything related to it.

Ghost Hunting & vampires.

Things That Make Me UNHappy

Clowns! I loate & detest clowns with a passion that cannot be described.

Random scraps of fabric, ribbon or paper. If it's that small, I will never use it.

Precious Moments. Their big eyes are just creepy.

Fruit teas.

I've had alot of people flake on me lately, and I hate having to give bad ratings, but I get so excited about these swps, I hate being disappointed. Please, just contact me!. I'm pretty understanding.

My Preferences

Colors: autumn warm tone colors, pink & brown, teal & lime, blue & brown.

Treats: Chocolate! especially European candies like Raisin & Biscuit Yorkie bars or Mozarts.

Tea: Earl Grey is my favourite. I also love Chai & green tea.

Culinary: I love to cook (British, Middle eastern, Thai, Italian, German & Cajun are some of my favourites). (I love watching "Top Chef".)

Hobbies: reading, acting, dancing, scrapbooking, drawing, ice skating.
I adore Halloween & anything related to it!

Travel: I love learning about the world! I've been to several countries & lived in the UK

Pets: I desperately want a Pug or a Schnauzer.

Culture: I adore the theatre & ballet & museum hopping.

Holidays: I do lots of decorating for Christmas & Halloween. Halloween is my favourite day of the entire year! How can you not love a day dedicated entirely to dressing up in costumes & getting candy? For Christmas, I particularly like blue & white & silver, penguins & snowmen.

TV: I'm a Doctor Who addict, and also love Torchwood & the Sarah Jane Adventures. (David Tennant is my celebrity boyfriend...good thing he looks like my husband!) Project Runway, Top Chef, and Most Haunted are my MUST sees. I tend to watch alot BBC shows. I also like any show related to ghost hunting/hauntings, and travel or architecture shows.

Celebrities: I have a few celebrities who I will simply swoon over & enjoy them on a variety of levels...David Tennant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Tony Head, Kenneth Brannagh, among others.

My Family

As mentioned earlier I have a teen daughter who plans to be a Chef. She also loves history. My son is a 4-year-old who loves Doctor Who & Star Wars. My other daughter is3 & loves Tinkerbell, Princesses & Doctor Who. My hubby is an architect who focuses mostly on Arts & Craft/craftsman design, halftimber framing, castles & loves "old world" design, history & travel. (And looks just like the 10th Doctor Who.)


Shadowspun rated for Doctor Who ATC #1 The Doctor on Oct 31, 2011
Comment: Awesome.
necrocake rated for RANDOM QUESTIONS #3 on Apr 15, 2011
Comment: Was fun to read your answers :)
kolfinna rated for RANDOM QUESTIONS #3 on Apr 9, 2011
sweettmw rated for RANDOM QUESTIONS #3 on Apr 8, 2011
tenblackr0ses rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS EMAIL SWAP! on Mar 14, 2011
Lauriez rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS EMAIL SWAP! on Mar 13, 2011
Comment: loved your answers...and i must ask about "Bubble & Squeek" cabbage...?! I bet your moms stuffing is heavenly! and I am intrigued by your daughters 17th bd dinner out-i am going to have to Google that place! thanks for sharing! Happy swappin (and eating!) :)
Euridice rated for Historic Home Postcard Swap on Apr 13, 2010
Comment: This truly is a very special card. I admire the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and would love one day to see his creations in person. Thank you also for re-sending, I know it's a pain -- and for your kind words about Poznan, which truly is a great city! :-)
JudyJudy rated for Historic Home Postcard Swap on Apr 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard of Wingspread. I didn't have one in my collection, but always wanted one. Wish I could take a tour like you did. Thanks again, Judy
tiggerski rated for Tourist Brochure Swap #4 on Mar 17, 2010
Comment: Will change if I ever get anything
Response: Ok, what is going on here? I sent these out a long time ago & you didn't receive anything??? *sigh* Ok...I'll try to get something out to you again tomorrow. Sorry.
Comment: Thank you for your reply. ^__^
Comment: Grrrreat answers!thanks!
Comment: As of January 5th was told computer crashed and had sent out this swap then... Still have not received anything. Will re-rate if I receive.
SewGorgeous rated for Be my blog follower on Blogger on Jan 17, 2010
Comment: Hi Kimba thanks for commenting on my bags - isn't that burlap beautiful :) x
Batmamma rated for Be my blog follower on Blogger on Jan 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks for checking out my blog!...And thanks for the nice comment! :)
madaboutpink rated for Be my blog follower on Blogger on Jan 13, 2010
Comment: Thanks a lot for following me!

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farrahs81 on Mar 9, 2010:

Hi Kimba. Just wondering if you received the Tourist Brochure Swap#4 that I sent you. Hope you are having a nice day!

funkhoup on Dec 15, 2009:

Hi Kimba--did you receive my crock pot recipes??? Just curious.

marilavado on Mar 9, 2009:

Please check the new Foundation 42 swap, the first in our new series!

Foundation 42 ATC series - Star Wars

marlz on Aug 5, 2008:

oh! and congratulations on your baby girl! :D

marlz on Aug 5, 2008:

hi there fellow doctor who fan! thank you for joining the doctor who swap! :) happy swapping!

IndyGuapo on Jun 16, 2008:

This swap came just in time for you (Baby Names)! Darcy Anne is a wonderful name. Congratulations again!

CADLady on Apr 16, 2008:

WELCOME BACK, ladybug. WE ALL have real life slap us up-side the head now and again. THANK YOU for making contact with me. Do take care of yourself, 'k? (psst: The Daughters are Special swap was angeled by someone. You and I are cool on that one.)

CupcakeDD on Oct 15, 2007:

Can't wait for my Pink & Brown swap!! :) I am realatively new at event/party planning! Do it mostly for friends & school. Would LOVE to plan a party with a BIG budget!! :)

beawhiz on Oct 15, 2007:

Aw, that's totally sweet! I felt the same way about my partner. I got some stuff from Etsy, but there just isn't a lot out there for us geeky US Dr. Who fans!

AndreaSmondria on Oct 9, 2007:

hey i have you as a partner! notice you keep bumping into people you've swapped with already ? i think i might not be considered new now.. hahaha! i have some great things picked for you and will be sending it Friday or Monday...

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