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bananais

bananais
Date Joined: June 27, 2008
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: February 22, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Ana. I live in a small town, Temple, Texas (about an hour north of Austin). I'm a big grammar nerd, and I'm a proofreader for a large U.S. grocery retailer.

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

My views are social issues are pretty liberal, and I'm an 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. I've only traveled solo to Toronto, Canada, and loved every minute of it. It was an accomplishment for me and liberating. I've gone to Peru, climbed Huayna Picchu, and explored 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. Favorite colors are: royal blue and bright yellow.

I was a vegetarian for 8 years, switched to pescatarian and currently am on keto.

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.

Favorite Books

Authors: Lauren Groff, 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 like typical, predictable plots.

Favorite Television

Insecure, Fixer Upper, Master of None, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Walking Dead, Workaholics, 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

Teacher stickers, travel postcards (except vintage), random notepad pages, branded stickers or stationery, cut-out scraps

Ratings

colorfizz rated for July 2020: What Did You Read? on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I just finished The Vanishing half and agreed with your thoughts on it.
Atomictea rated for My Playlist in July 2020 on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Haven't heard of any of these artists expect Kacey Musgraves will give them a listen.
EleanB rated for July 2020: What Did You Read? on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks and I've added a couple of books to my reading list. :)
mincymouse18 rated for My Playlist in July 2020 on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Loved your playlist. I added some of them like "There You Are" by Watch The Duck on my playlist as well.
swolverton rated for July 2020: What Did You Read? on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the email. The books sound interesting!!!
avanitilly rated for My Playlist in July 2020 on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your playlist! I recognised quite a few of the songs and enjoyed listening to them again. I also discovered some new ones like “Honey, there’s the door” that went straight to my favourites<3
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Comment: Thank You!
Response: I did misread, but I did include a gratitude note and sent extra notecards. Please check again, one card has writing on it. :-)
lilmissthrifty rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH July on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: You are INCREDIBLE!!! your kindness makes the world a better place! Thank you and wishing you all the good karma is returned to you. Love the unicorns envies, and all the deer envies... just a very special month!!!! Thank you again!
Response: Aww! Thank you!! <3
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Comment: Hi! Thanks for the mail! Willl reply soon :)
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Comment: Thank you for all the notecards as I have been having to write letters (I just joined Swapbot) as I have no notecards.
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad they're coming in handy :) Happy writing!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful notecards and cards. I'm also grateful for my health, family and friends. Take care! :)
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Comment: Hi Ana! A huge shout out and just gratitude and making me smile upon opening your package today! I mean WOW! I loved it and your thoughtfulness to put it in a Manila envie and ship all of the lovely things you sent me! It was priceless! I loved everything about your package. So lovely! Hank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness and I am giving you a big 5 for how you show up in life twking rusks and showing one how kind and loving you are! Thank you Ana!
Response: Thank you for the heart! <3 I'm glad the little package brought a smile to your face and that you loved it so! Happy writing!! :-)
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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! :)

Rating Overview

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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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