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banjobraids

banjobraids
Date Joined: October 20, 2014
Last Online: February 18, 2020
Birthday: November 10, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

detroitmural

I never flake on swaps. Ever. If you have not received a swap from me, please send a note and I'll replace cheerfully and immediately.

NOTE: I have been sending out closer to the deadline than usual and apologize for that. My new job has been kicking my butt, but I look forward to doing my swaps every Saturday and will not send anything after the deadline.

jackfruitbaby

I'm 45 years old and neuroatypical (autistic), and wouldn't choose to be any other age or way to be. I'm a mama of two (ages 15 and 13) and have been with my beloved best friend husband for 21 years. I love to laugh and joke, but can also be very serious. I love sunglasses and have about 20 pairs that I cycle through. I have two black cats and a huge menacing calico. I am a grateful member of Al-Anon and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) and will gladly hear about and share on these topics if anyone wishes. My (fairly new) job is court transcription and I love it.

my favorite toy diorama

I make dioramas out of televisions and cigar boxes and am working on several right now, one is a vintage circus and one is going to be Shackleton's Endurance ship. I am hoping they won't take 10 years to finish as my last one did.

one of my dioramas:

I love tiny things and plastic toys which I incorporate into my dioramas or put into shadowboxes or just fill up jars and put them on shelves. My obsessions change from day to day and I often get sucked into a rabbit hole researching different topics.

Other recent obsessions: Britain World War I

My hobbies include needlepoint, cross stitch, cooking, reading, crafting, traveling, SLEEPING, and listening to music. I'm originally from the Detroit, Michigan area but have been living in the south for 10 years now.

I love to swap postcards, stickers, ATCs, crafts, needlework, drawings, ephemera. I'm NOT a super picky swapper and will not give low ratings just because something doesn't exactly match my standards. Those things just get put back into my swap box to be sent on to someone who will enjoy it better. I will not be offended by much of anything unless it's hateful or bigoted, and will love anything profane or funny or weird or kitschy or bizarre.

"No matter where you go, there you are." ~ Buckaroo Banzai

"Strangers on this road we are on/ We are not two we are one." ~ The Kinks

Favorite Books

I read everything from romance to non-fiction to fanfic. Mainly, I like mysteries and have a few favorite authors like Kathy Reichs, Preston&Child, and Lindsey Davis. I write fanfic sometimes, but mainly read. I'll tell you my OTPs if you're interested. I really enjoy very old first-person accounts, like old diaries and compilations of letters. Other favorite authors: Rikki Ducornet, Emma Donoghue, Octavia Butler, William Gibson, The Brontë sisters...

Favorite Television

I am a HUGE Supernatural fan. Recently binged and loved: The Good Place, Schitt's Creek (one of the best shows ever ever ever), Maniac, Dark, The Haunting of Hill House (incredible!), What We Do in the Shadows.

I regularly watch Chopped and Project Runway and various documentaries. Forensic Files is often on in the background. That guy's voice is soothing.

Favorite Crafts

Needlework, dioramas, ATCs, articulated paper dolls, shadowboxes, stickers.

my needlepoint

If you like the stickers I send, you can get the same awesome ones every month! Check out Stickii Club. I like it better than Pipsticks. https://members.stickii.club/refer/Clair-PZSLLAMD

Likes

nature and natural history,
aboriginal art,
needlework,
ouroboros,
bananas,
rainbows,
birds, especially blue jays and cardinals,
squirrels,
science fiction,
mysteries,
the supernatural,
cryptozoology and weird stuff,
history,
moths,
huge things,
tiny things,
little plastic toys,
skeletons,
folk art, outsider art,
insects,
amazons and warrior women,
witches/witchy things/paganism/mysticism,
LGBTQIA+ (pansexual a PLUS),
radical politics,
Frida Kahlo,
aspergers/aspie/autism positive (not Autism Speaks),
mermaids,
gingko trees,
cacti and succulents,
Supernatural (Destiel forever),
Harry Potter (I love Hermione and Snape the best)

I collect

keithharing

postcards,
shaped plastic combs,
plastic dinosaurs,
buttons/badges,
zines,
tiny things,
anything tiny and plastic really.

my button stash

Favorite Colors

Pink and orange anything, especially together! I also adore rainbow patterns or color schemes.

candles

Fav Music

TOP FIVE: Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom, Iron & Wine, Lavender Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd

OTHER: Sufjan Stevens, Innocence Mission, Lizzo, Sia, My Morning Jacket, Beyoncé, David Byrne, Dawn Landes, Alela Diane, Feist, Florence + the Machine, Y La Bamba, Elvis Perkins, Gillian Welch, Arcade Fire, The Middle East, Santigold, Future Islands, Aimee Mann, Yeasayer, Wye Oak, Tom Tom Club, Sean Hayes, Liam Finn, Finn Bros, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Deerhunter, Cocorosie, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young

Favorite Movies

Blade Runner, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Popeye, Any period movie (Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, To Have and Have Not, Tank Girl, Secretary, Star Wars (any), Dune, Harry Potter, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Addicted to Love, Punch Drunk Love, Darjeeling Limited, District 9, ALL the Alien movies.

Ratings

user6937 rated for CS: Snowflake ATC Intl on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty snowflake ATC, pressed pennies and Austrian coin!! You made me laugh when you said that one snowflake caused you some concern :)
suepier rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #4 INTL on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
mchesser12 rated for Vintage Post Card Swap on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: THANK YOU for the great vintage Georgia postcards. Our 8th graders take a big field trip at the end of the school year and one stop is the Little White House.
5
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Comment: I love Snoopy! Thank you for a thoughtful card, note and extra bits. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Haole1 rated for Halloween ATC Series (1) - H on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. The last few swaps I've been in have been artistically disappointing since they amounted to a lot if sticker slapping. It's nice to get something more original😊
dvmac rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #91 on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Hi Claire. I love every single card you sent. Thank you! I like making artistamps too, though I haven't done any for a while now. I really should make some more, they're fun. Recently my wife has been making mini dioramas out of Altoid tins. Fun stuff. Thanks again!
2Hearts rated for CPG Where I Live PC - Global on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: I loved reading about your area. Thank you for the nice card and note!
Swan rated for PH: List 5 Series - Songs on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the list. I don’t recognize most of the songs, so I’ll be curious to find them and check them out. The picture on the front of the card is cool.
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Comment: Thank you for the great vintage PC of ocean. Love it!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap!
cmalaina rated for 5HS - Send me a Valentine! on Feb 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Love how you made the card and the little sticker for the swap and omg where did you get the cute little valentine stickers
vick302000 rated for EP: Mini Stuff the mailbox on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice items. I can use some of it make atcs. Thank you for the dinosaur Valentine's. I know my grands will like them. Thanks for the vintage Valentine. Brings back memories.
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Comment: Loved the handmade valentine card very nice.
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Comment: The chocolate looks amazing and the cherry crust is so pretty. I’m hungry for pie now, too!
Response: Yummmm! Thanks for the heart! :):):)
bf0932 rated for PSO: What We Have In Common on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing about your 12-step programs. I'm in Over-Eaters Anonymous. I'm familiar with Al-Anon, AA, and Clutterers Anonymous. Wish there was just one 12-step group for people without addictions of any kind! The world would be a better place!
Response: Thank you for sharing as well :):):)
Cariboocarol rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #90 on Feb 10, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful cards! I especially loved the cornbread one as that was my dad’s favorite side!
Response: Mine, too! Glad you enjoyed :):):)
5
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Comment: What an awesome swap, love what you sent. I will have to look up that song.
Response: Glad you enjoyed! :):):)
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Comment: Beautiful pies! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome :):)
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Comment: Thank you for the great pie images!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for hosting cool swaps :):)
CookieMomster78 rated for PH: Women on Postcards #2 on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing these wonderful postcards! I love ALL of them - you spoiled me with extras! :-) This Skatieistan one is AWESOMENESS! Thank you also for your service to our Veterans! I can imagine that you're a bright light in many lives that need it. It's encouraging to hear that you listen to their stories too. Many just need to know they're still being heard. Any friend to Vets is a friend o' mine! HUGS-2-U, my friend!!!
Response: Right! Skatistan is so cool! :):):) Thank you and hugs back to you :):):)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Kirkdebb on Feb 11, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

I enjoy many different pies, but my favorite has always been walnut pie. My mom and I would gather walnuts from my grandfather's tree and I would help to crack them. It is made the same as pecan pie, but uses walnuts instead of pecans.

Allylu on Feb 4, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

grammypammy on Feb 2, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

Thanks for joining this swap!

Please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 12, 2020:

HOw stoked & exciting! To have someone fall in love with their most special trinkets! WE are simply, utterly, completely, sympatico. May my evil eye bring you good luck. Oh and you must show me its new home when it finds one. I'd love to see that!

1OldfoolPlanner on Dec 31, 2019:

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 26, 2019:

Thank you for the cool pix of street art!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2019:

Your Christmas card is surely unique! I wonder who made it? So coolio!!!!!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! Merry Christmas!

euniceq on Dec 24, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration

Merry Yule!

sfcorrespondence on Dec 23, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration Happy Yule!!!

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