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bananais

bananais
Date Joined: June 27, 2008
Last Online: August 9, 2018
Birthday: February 22, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Ana. I live in a suburb of Austin, Texas. I'm a big grammar nerd; my dream profession is becoming an editor for a newspaper or magazine. For now, I'm a QA specialist at a marketing agency.

I was born in the wonderful city of Chicago but spent a major portion of my life in Austin. It's tough choosing between two beautiful and fun cities, but driving in the Chicago snow tipped the scale.

I'm pretty liberal and a big advocate for women's rights/feminism, as well as other marginalized groups of people. A couple of years ago I decided to concentrate volunteering with organizations that deal with issues that are important to me.

I used to only swap ATCs on Swap-bot, but I've gotten more and more into other paper crafts and letters/writing swaps. I'm all for living simply these, so I am trying to get more into swapping supplies I already own (i.e., stationery, craft supplies) so as not to purchase more while having duplicates of certain items.

I studied abroad in Spain for a semester and love all things Spanish. While I was there I explored Paris, Florence, and Rome, which I loved. I've only traveled solo to Toronto, Canada, and loved every minute of it. It was an accomplishment for me and liberating. Last year I went to Peru, saw Machu Picchu and the Amazon. We'll see what's in store next.

I love art history. Edgar Degas and Jesus Helguera (Mexican calendar artist) are my favorites. I can appreciate modern artists, too (i.e. Banksy).

Vintage patterns really catch my eye. Vibrant colors are great! Romantic and rustic styles are fantastic, too. My favorite at the moment seem to be the rustic Jim-Holtz–type of design. Favorite colors are: royal blue and bright yellow.

I was a vegetarian for 8 years, but now I'm a pescatarian.

I have a boyfriend, David, of almost a year, and he's amazing.

Favorite Music

Music I love: Mostly female singers (i.e. Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Sia, Adele, Kate Nash, Cat Power, Jaymay, Regina Spektor, Etta James, Lilly Allen, Estelle, Billie Holiday, Madeleine Peyroux, Lauryn Hill, Melody Gardot, etc). John Legend, Juanes, Los Secretos, Pink Martini, Reverend Horton Heat, The Stray Cats...pretty mixed. NO country!

Favorite Books

Authors: Roxane Gay, David Sedaris, Chuck Palahniuk, Augusten Burroughs, Pablo Neruda, Natalia Sylvester, Lindy West, John Boyne, Samantha Irby, Junot Diaz, Wally Lamb, Jami Attenberg, Rainbow Powell, Mindy Kaling, Jenny Lawson, Maria Semple, Laurie Notario, Hubert Selby Jr.,

Favorite Movies

Foreign flicks, especially British, French, and Spanish films. I love Tarantino's work. I heart Almodovar as well. I don't really like typical, predictable plots.

Favorite Television

Master of None, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Walking Dead, Workaholics, Jane the Virgin, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Orange Is the New Black, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time, Drunk History, Louie

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, painting with acrylics, collages. Knitting and hand-embroidery (beginners for both). I'm trying to push myself to use my sewing machine finally. I like other paper crafts, too.

Dislikes

I'm not a huge fan of Kawaii. Grape flavoring can go die under a rock somewhere (I like real grapes, though). Incense gives me a headache.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much! Nice hearing from you!
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Comment: Thanks for the note. Well I am glad that the brush fire was put out. We have had a lot over here in WA with no rain and being so dry! Thanks for the extra goodies :)
LadySunshine rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Nov 18, 2016
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Comment: Thank you!
junemoon rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 22, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and all the information in it. I'll be replying soon.
HelenG6 rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 21, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the stickers received.
mariewilliams810 rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 20, 2016
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Comment: I hope you enjoyed my channel if you got a chance to check it out. Thanks for the goodies. :)
TwoTurtles rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 18, 2016
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Comment: Thank you! Congrats!
Response: Thank you! :)
shtrqueen rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 17, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much for the note and stickers. Happy Swapping!
kdeorne1 rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 15, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard and goodies.
RNRISLOVE rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 15, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cute notecard
xiaogenie rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you
SJ1 rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much. Try colored pencils with watercolors on your coloring books looks awesome.
Response: Ooh, thanks for the tip! :)
quirkyish rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 13, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the nice note and all the little goodies! It is always such a treat to see other Texans on here!
knitterofhats rated for Happy Little Notecards #2 on Oct 12, 2016
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Comment: Thanks!
rraisa rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
sneakypeek rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 6, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail! I'm honored to be your first new Zealand swap!!
TwoTurtles rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 6, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, love the extras you sent!
shtrqueen rated for 10-Partner Notecard Swap on Oct 5, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable notecard and stickers. I'm looking forward to using them. Happy Swapping!
Amyncognito rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 4, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dog card and goodies!

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Comments

dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 17, 2012:

Do you want to do a private vegetarian recipe swap?

chocolatnoisette on Jul 17, 2012:

Hello, Following you on pinterset!! Laëtitia Taudon)

RobinWolf117 on Sep 16, 2009:

For sure! Let me know your schedule and we'll plan a weekend! LAMY!

RobinWolf117 on Sep 14, 2009:

Miss you twin- LAMY! :) (wanted the whole world to see)

cleopatra on Aug 20, 2009:

Hi !

Thank you so much for joining my ♥Handmade Postcards #1 : Black & White♥ . I am very excited:]

♥ Caylee

akuadolce on Aug 11, 2009:

Hi there! I am hosting the Geisha ATC swap and i was just checking on profiles. I just read yours and is GOOD! I am from Spain and have some music in common that I like and other things, so... just wanted to say hi and welcome to the swap. Hope you enjoy! XO, Olivia.

Cassidymonster on Aug 10, 2009:

Thanks for joining the No Spending Envelope Fill Swap. I hope you have fun :)

Cassidymonster on Aug 10, 2009:

Welcome to the giraffe ATC swap. I hope you have fun. Let me know if you have any questions

RobinWolf117 on Jul 23, 2009:

yay! glad I joined too! let's do some swapping! :)

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