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ammalu

ammalu
Date Joined: March 5, 2010
Last Online: January 22, 2017
Birthday: May 6
Country: United States

About Me

Caught up on rating as of 12/29/16

Hello! My name is

Age: 29

Occupation: Middle School Teacher (on my 8th year!)

Location: central Ohio

Married: 8 years & 4 months

Children: dog Daisy, two cats McLovin and Biscuit, and guinea pigs Henrietta and Gertie.

Religion: Atheist

Favorite Music

Genres: Emo, Pop-Punk, '90s alternative/rock

Specifics: New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Sum 41, Joanna Newsom, Dashboard Confessional, Mest, The Lonely Island, ICP, musicals (Hamilton, anyone?), did I mention New Found Glory? etc. etc.

All The Concerts I've Been to

  • First concert ever, *NSYNC No Strings Attached Tour, July 1, 2000 (openers Pink, Ron Irizarry, Boyz N Girlz United)

  • O*Town, summer 2001, don't remember the openers

  • BSB Black and Blue Tour, September 19, 2001 (openers Krystal Harris, Sisqo)

  • Frankie Avalon, spring 2002

  • Cher Living Proof Tour, June 18, 2002 (opener Cyndi Lauper)

  • Elton John and Billy Joel Face to Face Tour, April 15, 2003

  • American Idols LIVE!, July 23, 2003 (Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Kimberley Locke, etc.)

  • Good Charlotte, Fall 2003 (openers Something Corporate, Mest)

  • Toby Keith, Fall 2004 (opener Terri Clark)

  • Fall Out Boy Nintendo Fusion Tour, Fall 2005 (openers The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack, Boys Night Out, Panic! at the Disco)

  • New Found Glory, May 2008 (crappy openers I don't remember)

  • Insane Clown Posse, Juggalo Day, February 21, 2015 (openers Big Hoodoo, ABK, Trick Trick)

  • New Found Glory, March 26, 2015 (openers This Wild Life and ?)

  • Insane Clown Posse, Juggalo Day, February 20, 2016 (openers Esham, Twiztid)

  • Warped Tour, July 22, 2016 (Reel Big Fish, Yellowcard, Sum 41, Good Charlotte)

  • Yellowcard Farewall World Tour, November 5, 2016 (openers Dryjacket- missed them, Like Torches)

  • Good Charlotte Youth Authority Tour, November 8, 2016 (openers Four Year Strong and The Story So Far)

Favorite Books

Of Mice and Men, Anthem, Speak, the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games trilogy, loads of YA fiction, various nonfiction

Favorite Television

I love TV!!!

Parks & Rec, Friends, Home Improvement, The Fosters, Saved by the Bell, Food Network and DIY type shows, Dexter, Arrested Development (especially Mrs. Featherbottom!), Daria, Bob's Burgers, Full(er) House, 7th Heaven, Dawson's Creek, Modern Family, Gilmore Girls,The Real O'Neils, Superstore, Fresh off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Golden Girls, This is Us

Everything Else

Update 12/2016 Currently I'm going through a bout of pretty heavy anxiety and some secondary depression. Just started some new meds. I'm working on a positive mindset.

I don't normally share this but I feel Swap-Bot is a pretty understanding and friendly place. I have generalized anxiety and panic disorder. I do get very nervous when going new places and stress about it over and over again... I don't like to drive places on my own due to anxiety either. My particular symptoms are depersonalization and derealization. Anxiety ebbs and flows for sure, and some times are better than others. It sucks hardcore but I force myself to deal because I'd rather have panic attacks than not experience anything.

Other things I'm partially obsessed with: cooking and baking, diet fountain drinks, taking long walks with and without the pup, '90s nostalgia of varying sorts, thrifting, gardening, trivia, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Star Wars, The Baby-Sitters Club, traveling, wasting time on my phone and Facebook, and lots more.

Countries I've been to:

  • USA, born and raised!
  • Canada
  • The Bahamas
  • Turkey

ABC List

Thought this would be fun... things I like with every letter of the alphabet... This is a work in progress!

  • A- antique malls, animals
  • B- bowling
  • C- cuddling, Costco, chocolate covered coconut chips
  • D- Dear Husband, dishtowels
  • E- email
  • F- Fitbit
  • G- geography, gardening, geocaches, Goodwill, garage sales
  • H- Hocking Hills, Home Depot, Hamilton
  • I- ice cream
  • J- JoAnn Fabrics, junk
  • K- Kohl's
  • L- Lake Erie
  • M- McDonald's, MunchPak, miniature golf, music, Mexican culture, the Midwest, musicals, Mrs. Doubtfire
  • N- New Found Glory
  • O- olives, onions
  • P- parks, Parks & Recreation
  • Q- Quidditch (lol), quiet
  • R- reading, rainbows (in real life),
  • S- sleeping, Starbucks, sunshine, scrapbooking, swimming
  • T- traveling, tattoos, thunderstorms
  • U- using the Internet
  • V- very special episodes
  • W- waterparks, Weight Watchers, World Market
  • X- netfliX
  • Y- Yellowcard
  • Z- zoos

In my mailbox

Items I'd be tickled to receive:

  • Sanrio, San-X, or other Kawaii type stationery
  • actually, any stationery
  • LIsa Frank items especially vintage!
  • Smash Book or planner doodads
  • Fine Sharpies
  • Gelly Roll Pens
  • Ink Joy Pens
  • Any items for my pets
  • Items related to my interests and fandoms listed above!
  • post-its and sticky notes
  • gardening deco type items I can display outside (gardening flags, stones, fairy garden pieces)
  • dishtowels
  • pot holders
  • anything from World Market
  • anything cupcake-themed
  • Bath & Body Works mini hand sanitizers
  • liquid/foaming hand soap
  • bubble bath
  • Lip Smackers
  • anything personalized with Amanda or Carlos on it
  • anything owl themed
  • handwritten/tried and true recipes
  • zines
  • Anti-religion items- bumper stickers, buttons, and the like
  • Mix CDs or themed CDs.. I love giving new music a listen and play CDs while driving
  • Washi Tape
  • anything '90s related
  • blank notebooks or journals
  • slams
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • cool books you like, especially YA, nonfiction, and poetry
  • Little Golden Books and vintage children's books
  • hair ties
  • postage stamps
  • essential oils Please Don't Send

  • makeup- I don't wear it

  • rubber stamps
  • lotions- sensitive skin and don't use it
  • tampons or sanitary pads- don't need them
  • earrings (except the sensitive kinds)
  • anything Christian oriented or religious
  • crosses
  • angels
  • anything with raccoons, they weird me out/scare me
  • items with a cigarette odor

Yum Yum

If I sign up for food swaps, here's the type of items I'd love the most!

  • Definitely prefer sweet over salty
  • I've always been really intrigued by global cuisine. Anything that's locally produced or unique to your locale. Items that I can't find at my grocery store.
  • I love cookies!
  • Anything chocolate!
  • DH loves gummies
  • anything peanut butter
  • seasonal and limited varieties, love to try new things!
  • marshmallows
  • popcorn
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • M&Ms
  • I do like spicy things! Chips, hot sauce, etc.
  • coconut flavored things
  • meat snacks like beef jerky or Slim Jims
  • K-cups (prefer iced drinks, and not a big coffee drinker)
  • tea bags for good iced tea variety (just made iced pumpkin spice tea- was NOT good)
  • granola bars (my faves are Clif Kid Zbar and That's it.)
  • fruit leathers
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Terra Chips
  • veggie straws and chips
  • Pop Chips
  • Ruffles All Dressed Up
  • chocolate covered pretzels

Not a huge fan of

  • chips except the ones listed above
  • Pringles
  • granola mixes
  • nuts by themselves (don't mind them in things)
  • Little Debbie and Hostess type products

My Pets

Daisy is the princess!! My mutt, part boxer, part beagle.

She loves:

  • toys of all sorts. She is a tough chewer so stuffed toys get torn to shreds instantly.
  • treats of all kinds! Never met a treat she doesn't like, but her faves are pig ears, Purina Busy Bones, and Milk Bone Brushing Chews
  • bones, but please no rawhide (she'll throw it up because she eats too fast)

The cats are McLovin and Biscuit.

  • They don't play with toys (they prefer hair ties and bottle caps) but a laser pointer could be fun
  • They do love treats, especially the soft kind.
  • McLovin would appreciate a harness (he's a smallish cat) and a leash so he can go outside and eat grass

Henrietta is the guinea pig

  • She doesn't have many accessories but I would love to add to them. Chewy toys, a fleece bed
  • Any fleece scraps or squares. She has a little pen to run around in and I lay fleece on the ground.
  • hay
  • hidey houses and tunnels

Got a second piggie 7/31/16, her name is Gertrude (Gertie for short). She is an albino piggie and very very mellow! She and Henrietta are getting along pretty well, hoping they become besties!

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AdP rated for ESG: Movies I watched in December on Feb 12, 2017
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Footprint rated for ESG: Movies I watched in December on Feb 10, 2017
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robelwilson rated for More Swap-bot Letters on Jan 7, 2017
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kdeorne1 rated for The Journal Experiment #2 on Jan 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing with me your entry and prompt. I like the post-it you used on the journal.
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Comment: I haven't seen any of the movies on your list! I'll have to see about remedying this at some point. :-) Thank you for sharing!
Janevey rated for ESG: Movies I watched in December on Jan 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! Nice list :)
Jjean rated for ESG: Movies I watched in December on Jan 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing....
kimt1989 rated for ESG: Movies I watched in November on Jan 3, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely love Mrs Doubtfire
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Comment: Love love loved the chocolates 💖
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Comment: Epic list!
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Comment: Good luck with your list for 2017!! and happy holidays to you and yours. :)
popcore rated for 10 Slams on Dec 21, 2016
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Comment: THANKS!
paraxparaxnoia rated for ESG: Show your tattoos! on Dec 18, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your tattoos! And sorry for my late rate, I thought I had rated this swap already but apparently not :,) happy holidays!
msjoana75 rated for 5 Slams WK 36 on Dec 12, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful swap. I'll send you a message
Katarariana rated for 12 day stationary advent on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: So far this has been my favorite swap I have ever participated in. Thank you so much for the coloring books and cute washis. I love the way you wrapped everything. (yes I unwrapped them all- lol no will power) I loved it all and will be sending you a Christmas card soon! Thank you again so much for going above and beyond and making my day.
Response: So happy you loved it!
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Comment: I agree about the opening scene, so bad! I've heard other people say Alexis' voice has changed too...now I will have to go back & check it out. Maybe she has taken up smoking lol
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Comment: I also have to many questions about the end! Loved your thoughts:)
shinyserra rated for USA - Spontaneous Combustion II on Dec 8, 2016
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Comment: Where to begin...first of all, the fact that you used a wrecked composition book was awesome! Second of all, I thoroughly enjoyed the real-ness of your entries. Thank you for that! Third, it was so sweet of you to tuck goodies into the journal. Lastly, thank you for just a great swap overall. I still have a bunch to read through in the journal but so far I am loving it! And yes I still want to be pen pals. I have been so inactive with pen pals lately and will catch up very soon! :)
Response: Yay!!!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Aug 23, 2018:


Last online is over a year ago.

XFoxgloveX on Dec 13, 2016:

I just wanted to send you a little thank you for the 12 days of christmas snacks swap! I am on day 5 now and love the surprise each day! I really love that you sent lots of fun world foods, my favourite!

Debmitch on Nov 1, 2016:

APDG~Hol & Seas Food Ser #2 Fall & Halloween Foods

Hello! I am sending this swap on behalf of @trader1244 who is still sick and in the hospital.

I hope you had a great Halloween! I just got her partners names early today. I don't have any updates on Ann but am hoping to see her recovered and back on swap bot soon.

hugs

Debbie

mchesser12 on Oct 29, 2016:

for: APDG Halloween Deco Swap

from: Melissa (mchesser12)

willowscloud on Oct 23, 2016:

Deco for you for the APDG Halloween Deco swap

athousandyears on Oct 17, 2016:

Dear partner,

I’m decorating your profile with Fall & Halloween Foods for the APDG~Hol & Seas Food Ser #2. Enjoy the pictures I’ve picked for you!

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Please don’t forget to rate.

Best wishes,

Andrea

yvonne401 on Oct 16, 2016:

APDG ~ Halloween Deco Swap

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I have chosen for you!

I'm replacing the first picture that got cut off. Sorry about that!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Oct 16, 2016:

APDG ~ Halloween Deco Swap

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I have chosen for you!

Enjoy!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Oct 16, 2016:

APDG~Hol & Seas Food Ser #2 Fall & Halloween Foods

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

Enjoy!

Blessings,

Yvonne

joybells2426 on Aug 28, 2016:

I sat down and listened to the songs I hadn't heard on your themed playlist #5 "you can't fix me, I'm too broken". I LOVED your choices! You have great taste in music. I actually bought Dollhouse, The Taste of Ink, and Strawberry Gashes. Thanks again!

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