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Date Joined: November 27, 2007
Last Online: December 28, 2015
Birthday: May 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I ALWAYS send and I ALWAYS rate! I will always give people extra time, like two weeks at least after the swap deadline, longer for overseas, especially if the person answers my message that I might send - I will wait even longer in that case. And I WILL send a message before I give a rating. I know that sometimes the mail is slow, sometimes things get lost in the mail, and in cyberspace, and sometimes unexpected things come up - Just let me know. I hope that people will do the same for me. But Please read and answer my message to you when I send one. I usually get my mailings out within a few days after the partners are assigned. I DEFINITELY get out my swaps before the Swap Deadline! Contact me BEFORE you give a bad rating - the item could be lost in the mail, or in cyberspace, and I always want to make things right ! I would send you another one!

I am a happy, positive person and hope everyone will treat me kindly and respectfully.

I live in a cozy little house in the country near Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. I have three adorable cats, Sparky. Shakti & Pumpkin. I was born in Massachusetts and have lived in several other states including, New York, Nevada, Iowa, Missouri, California, and now New Mexico.

I work at a small college library, sometimes I still do Web site design and love playing/working on my computer and on the Internet.

I love postcards from other states and countries! I would love pictures of your town, buildings in your town, natural settings in/near your town or country. I love nature pictures. I like pictures of cemeteries. I also love anything to do with the stars, planets, the solar system, the galaxy, the universe, the Beatles, fireworks, castles, lighthouses. (See other favorites below)

I love postcards and bookmarks, and pictures by email; I love writing answers to lists of questions by email, so these will be the swaps I will mainly sign up for; for now anyway. I would prefer postcards that are written on and with postage. It gives it more of a personal touch, as much as is possible through the Post Office. Certainly, if you've made your postcard or it's really cool and you want to protect it or you want to include something else, then feel free to send it in an envelope. And, of course, if I join a swap where it's required to send in an envelope then certainly do so. Regarding bookmarks: I prefer to NOT get Book Thongs. I like regular bookmarks the best. Hand made postcards or bookmarks are Great. Like painted or drawn-on or collage or something else that you like to make that is creative.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorites: Twilight, Adventures in Babysitting, The Thomas Crown Affair, Waking Ned Devine, The Core, The Craft, Don't Say a Word, Fly Away Home, The Fifth Element, Freaky Friday, Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, Grosse Point Blanke, Harry Potter (all of them), Lord of the Rings (all 3), The Others, Romeo Must Die, Armageddon, Runaway Jury, Twister, Ultra Violet, Dead Man, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Dead Poets' Society, Secret Window, The Game, The Skeleton Key, Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp, etc., etc.

Favorite Books

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (all three), The Secret Life of Bees, The Creative License, Somewhere Child, Dancing with Cats, Why Cats Paint. Pagan, Ghost, Witchcraft, spiritual books, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda; books about astronomy with lots of pictures. Books that have anything to do with ancient Egyptian stuff. Books with pictures from different parts of the world. Some books by Ursula Le Guin, books by Madeleine L'Engle. The Da Vinci Code, anything by James D. Doss, Art books including art history books with lots of pictures. I made an altered book; I liked doing that! See some pictures of it are my DeviantArt account (see link above). :-) I am a member of paperbackswap.com and I love swapping books.

My Favorite Things

Colors: My absolute favorite color is fire engine red. Some others: violet, blue-violet, royal blue, yellow, bluish-greens, bright colors. And black; yeah, go figure.

Blue skies; sunshine, seashells - about anything from the sea/ocean, anything Egypt, anything India, I love flowers, butterflies, coins from other countries, old coins. A really heavy rain shower where after it stops everything outside is shiny and new and clean feeling; Birds singing; Listening to good music. Walking in the forest; Walking by the ocean. All kinds of Flowers, Flower scents, particularly the smell of Lilacs. Cats & kittens; Horses; Most baby animals - the cute ones.

Smelling the beautiful fresh air where I live at 8000 feet altitude; Pizza; Hot Chocolate; Good Chocolate in general; Good yummy food from many countries; Google Maps; Favorite cars: Porsche, sporty BMW, 1960's Corvette. Our Beautiful Planet; Our Beautiful Trees and other plants; Anything Pagan, Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec or Celtic. Tarot Cards (I have Tarot cards but don't do readings except for myself and my husband and family and friends), crucifixes, Blank Journal books.

Favorite Television

Death in Paradise, Father Brown, Castle, Broadchurch, Blue Bloods, Bones, NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, Numb3rs, NYC-22, Alcatraz, CSI-NY, CSI-Miami, The Closer, The Mentalist, Supernatural, and NYPD Blue.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not VERY crafty. As of right now, the only crafting that I might do are, making an altered book (I made one large one and I'm working on another), making bookmarks (I've made a few - should make more) and making my own postcards (sometimes); if I make them myself I do enclose them in an envelope, haven't had much luck mailing them "naked" - which means not in an envelope. I also like to draw an occasional zendala, which is a combination of a zentangle and a mandala. Look it up on Deviant Art (link above) or on a Google search if you don't know what a zentangle or mandala is and want to find out.
I have now made 4 Painted ATCs and I've started another one. I've also made three others, not painted, and plan on making more eventually. They are fun!
Check out my DeviantArt link above to see some of my creations. :-)

Favorite Music

Michael Jackson, The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Loreena McKennitt, Flyleaf, System of a Down, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Ace of Base, Alanis Morrisette, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Jethro Tull, Donovan, Santana, Savage Garden, Marilyn Manson (sometimes), 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy, Placebo, Tori Amos, and many other types of music. I have pretty varied tastes in music. I also like music from India and music from other countries.

Things I don't want to receive

Nothing Political or Military. No Elvis. Nothing with teddy bears. Nothing violent. Nothing with people crying. Nothing sad. No babies. No ugly bugs. I don't mind religious items occasionally, even though I am not religious, but I don't like people trying to sell me on their religion. I am spiritual, not religious.


swools rated for Interest me no. 28 on Sep 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you! The book pages for Haunted America look interesting, I enjoy the bookmarks, and it's always good to have an excuse to re-read part of Harry Potter ;)
Response: Thanks for your comment. For sure, about Harry Potter. :-)
littleavari rated for 10 Questions on Aug 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great answers!
Response: You're welcome! :-)
taledo rated for 10 Questions on Aug 14, 2014
Response: Thanks!
kimt1989 rated for 10 Questions on Aug 13, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your answers, we seem to have quite a few things in common that we like. I thought Brittany Murphy was great and I love the quote you included.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! I'm happy you liked my answers! Now I'll go check your profile!
Pidgy91 rated for 10 Questions on Aug 13, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the answers, hehe I'm the same with series :P it always change which 3 I put :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! so happy you enjoyed reading my list.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard about Taos.
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
theirmimi rated for Quick Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards! Flamingos are my favorite birds. Sorry for the delay in rating. I laid something on top of your envelope.
Response: No problem. So happy you got them and like flamingos! I'm kind of late in responding anyway. :-) Thank you for the heart!
fabricfriend rated for Quick Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 5, 2013
Comment: great cards! thanks for swapping.
Response: So happy you got them and like them. Thank you for the heart!
angiejustus77 rated for Either/Or PC Swap #1 - USA on Mar 1, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers with me. My nephew loves blueberrry toaster strudels not sure about pancakes :-) Also, thanks for the llovely postcard :-)
Response: You're welcome. So happy you got it. :-) And thank you for the heart! :-)
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for such a detailed and enjoyable email.
Response: Happy you enjoyed it! :-)
Response: Thank you
Response: Thank you
majork29 rated for Summer Questions on May 26, 2012
Comment: I loved your answers it is neat to see how at the other end of the Rocky Mountains it is so different.
Response: So happy you enjoyed my answers and thank you for the heart! I enjoyed doing them! I had to check where you're from. Yes you are at the other end. :-)
ariestess rated for Summer Questions on May 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks for a great set of answers!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
amandahawley rated for Pancake Questions on May 4, 2012
Response: Thank you. :-)
sammybongo rated for Pancake Questions on May 4, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the fun pancakes answers. Sound like your a pancake lover yay yay yay.
Response: Thank you for the heart and the lovely comment! I LOVE pancakes! Yes I do! :-)
Chaz rated for Music & Movies on Mar 22, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the list! The Game is one of my favorite movies also! it reminds me of children's book called Fortunately which ends the same way.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Sounds like a cool book. :-)
lixlitrus rated for Music & Movies on Feb 28, 2012
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely, beautiful heart. And thank you for responding to me. :-)

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CinematicLaura on Aug 13, 2014:

Just wanted to make sure you got my email for the 10 questions email swap- haven't received a rating yet.

mermaidery on Oct 14, 2009:

I will go right ahead and say hi to the ocean for you!! From the boardwalk.. because it's coooold near the water. lol. I'll just shout " HEY OCEAN!.. YEAH.. YOU.. GIANT BODY OF WATER.. ANGELSTAR SAYS HI!" .. then everyone will look at me funny, but it's okay.. because it's jersey.. and that is not the strangest thing you'll see that day.. not by far. lol. And thank you. Ichi was wonderful and it's hard. His brother still looks for him all over the cage like "whens he coming back?" but.. I've printed out some pictures of him and put them all through the house.. even next to the cage so Koda can see him whenever he wants (silly, I know.. but I like to think he sees it. lol.)

barbaraSTL on May 12, 2009:

Thank you for hosting the "Quick! Where You When?" swap. It was my first, and I very much appreciated your sweet, encouraging note. Thanks to you, my first Swap-Bot experience was a great one!

Purrsnickety on Mar 7, 2009:

Hi! I just sent you an email for the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better. Please let me know if it didn't go through. Thanks!

cobaltgypsy on Feb 16, 2009:

Please join my Chai Tea For Three swap blessings, Gypsy

Simone on Feb 13, 2009:


From E-Swappers, 100 List and Swaps for Children 5-16yrs

littlenewt on Jan 19, 2009:

thank you so much for joining my 100 happy thoughts swap! its my first host and i hope i do well by you!

Simone on Dec 13, 2008:

Glad to see you signed up for both List to Inspire/Admire swaps

cobaltgypsy on Oct 31, 2008:

KarenK on Jul 19, 2008:

Loved your 100 Things I Miss list! I could have added many of yours to my own. I keep re-reading it and agreeing so often with what you listed. This was so much fun!! Thanks for sending a copy. You are cool!

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