I like everything except classic country and really obnoxious rap music. Some current fav's are:
Avicii, One Republic, Imagine Dragons, ZZ Ward, Florence + the Machine (this is an all time fav!), Blackmill, Morning Parade, The Civil Wars, Bombay Bicycle Club, Of Monsters and Men, Morgan Page
Time to confess! I am a BIG reader and I'm currently in a YA fantasy stage. So, if it's current and YA, I've probably read it.
Favorite Authors include: Neil Gaiman (stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods), Susanne Collins (Hunger games), LJ Smith (any and everything she writes), and Kelly Armstrong.
However, I also read (and reread) and lot of Austen and Bronte (squared)
Currently catching up on Grimm.
Obsessed with: Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries
And wish they would bring back: Lie to me, Pushing Daisies
I create my own vintage stationary and am a book binder. I also repurpose/upcycle furniture on a regular basis. And my "how to" board on Pinterest probably has more pins than all of my other boards combined. So it's safe to say I am indeed crafty (but in a good way; not the sneaky fox kind of way)
Why is this box the hardest one to fill?
About me..ok..let's see.
I teach English for a living to international students from all over the world, and I like cats. Even though I teach English, I'm a horrible speller. My favorite time of year is Autumn. I like the smell. I like Pringles, I just finished off my boyfriend's can while typing this. Shh, don't tell him.
Hm..what else...I don't have a favorite color. I like old vintage stuff. I have to sleep with my feet tugged in under the covers so the monsters don't get me while I sleep. And my blood type is A- ...in case of emergencies.
I live in Houston with my Turkish boyfriend and my kitty named Yoda. We enjoy looking out the window and taunting the birds and squirrels that live in the tree outside my apartment. When I have free time I'm usually baking or cooking dinner for friends and playing cards. I bake A LOT of cookies and sweets so hopefully, once I get better acquainted with how things work here I'd love to do some cookie swaps!
Other likes: colored pens
anything vintage from before the 1940's
BOOKS (seriously...i LOVE books)
bath stuff (you know...the good smelling stuff...but I am allergic to lavender)
nail polish (no pink, purple or red please. I have a MILLION of these)
fun packing tape/washi tape/deco tape
woodland animal themed anything
Other dislikes: kid themed anything, personal political opinions, religious messages (this is a private matter to me)
ALLERGIC TO: lavender
Also...I recycle my mailers, unless I just don't have any lying around, then I'll go and buy a new one. This means I can spend more on the items I'm sending you and less on postage. Plus, isn't it nice to leave the earth a bit greener?
Dear veterans of swap bot,
As a newbie, I think that it's great that standards are set here and that some members, due to their newness are prohibited from joining certain swaps. This allows us time to learn and get the hang of things.
However, since being a member for less than a month now, I've also seen some nastiness. Snippy and outright rude comments haven't been directed at me but this still scares the pants off me. What if I end up a swap partner with one of these people? What if something that I've worked hard on doesn't live up to the standards of another? I thought this was supposed to be a happy place to share things. Didn't we get enough drama in middle school? Like I said, nothing has been directed at me thus far, but seeing this behavior from veterans does make a newbie apprehensive to join and stay.
I simply state this here to let others know that if I see this I will drop/leave/not join a swap or group. I simply don't need the negativity.
As of today...December 4th 2013, I'm taking a short break from swap bot for the holidays to work on crafting Christmas gifts. I'll be back in January though and can't wait to swap in 2014.
Oh..also... I'll continue to rate for the swaps I just completed but won't be joining any new swaps for a few weeks. Happy holidays!
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