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bookwormAL

bookwormAL
Date Joined: March 17, 2009
Last Online: March 22, 2012
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States

Favorite Music

Very eclectic taste -- I like the Beatles - Sarah Brightman - Jimmy Buffett - Harry Connick, Jr - Shinedown - Fourplay - Fergie - Lynard Skynard - Broadway Musicals - Other Rock and some Metal - Very little country

Favorite Crafts

In days gone by I have tried many different crafts -- I now do jewelry, scrapbooking, knit and crochet.

Favorite Television

Most times if I start to watch a TV show on a regular basis it gets cancelled, so I try to not have any one favorite show because I do not want to take the blame when it gets cancelled!! --- I tend to watch movies on TV cable a lot. I do like Leverage. I am a Gleek! And I am looking forward to Season 3!!!!! I am trying out two new shows - sorry if they do get cancelled to anyone else enjoying them

Favorite Books

I like chick lit and romance novels the best (Let me have a good fantasy or two!) --BUT the most important thing is a good story line that will entertain me. I will read nonfiction as well as fiction if the subject interests me.

Favorite Movies

Field of Dreams -- Across the Universe -- Harvey -- Pocket Full of Miracles -- Star Wars IV thru VI -- The Family Stone -- Love Actually - Heart and Souls -- The Replacements (to name a few). I recently saw Pirate Radio and just loved it. I am not sure if it was the movie or the music that made me love it so very much.

About Me

I am 55 years old and have been married for 34 years to a really great guy. I married him while he was in the U.S. Navy and followed him all around this country. He now has his Ph.D. and works at home via the computer. He is interested in painting and photography and does amazing pictures with both mediums.

I have worked at many different jobs, including a cleaning person (maid at an army installation), retail sales person (books, clothing and dishes), a medical secretary (in a hospital and for a surgeon), and my job of choice -- librarian. I have worked in school, college and public libraries. I am currently working in the business library at a local college. I work on Sunday afternoon/evening and Monday thru Thursday from 1 - 9 pm. Love it so much. My ideal working hours. No mornings!! Plus I am learning more about the business world then I ever expected I would. But fun!

I have two children (girl 29 & boy 24) that I am extremely proud of for what they have accomplished so far in their lives. My daughter is also a Librarian working for the state of Alabama and lives about three hours north. We try to visit with her at least once each month. My son became a member of the U.S. Army earlier this year. A very unexpected move, but I support him and his decision. He is a trained Chef and hopes to gain more experience through the Army. He is now stationed out in Seattle. Such a long way from here. Hope to get to see him next Spring!

I think the longest I have ever lived anywhere in my married life has been 5 years in the same house or for that matter only about nine years in any one state, multiple locations. I have lived in CA - FL - SC - RI - VA - OH - PA - AL.

Of all the places we have lived, I would say Hershey, PA, was my favorite. It was a great little town that just tended to seem big because of the tourists. Plus it did have the added benefit of smelling like chocolate on some days and it was so strong that you thought you could taste it. (Of course I did have to have a Kiss or two on those days.)

I have lived in a renovated church that was almost 200 years old. I was the last to live in one house before it was moved to the center of town and turned into a museum. At one point I moved back to my childhood home and still felt like my ancestors were all there watching me!! (Thankfully they were friendly spirits.

My favorite colors are yellow, peach (orange) and turquoise. I love the beach. Hearing the sounds associated with the ocean makes me calm and happy. (Favorite thing to do is just walk along the water's edge, preferably with my husband, picking up seashells and the occasional sand dollar.)

I am allergic to tree nuts (which are suppose to be very good for you, just not for me). I am not allergic to peanuts &/or peanut butter (which is good since I love Reese's peanut butter cups). As you can probably tell I love chocolate. Though my favorite chocolate happens to be Wilbur Buds which come from Lititz, PA. I also miss good pretzels. Pennsylvania has the best!

I collect bookmarks, flip flops (both to wear and to decorate my space), shells, and lighthouses. I have a rubber ducky tattoo (which I got with my daughter and she has one also) and so I have a few rubber duckies sitting around the house as well. I recently got my second tattoo. It is a ribbon that is half pink (breast cancer) and half blue (prostate cancer) It is to honor my sister-in-law who died of breast cancer and my husband who is recovering from his ordeal with prostate cancer.

I have had several cats over the years. Just before Thanksgiving last year I adopted an almost one year old calico kitty from the local animal shelter. She was brought in by a family who no longer could keep her because they were moving to a place where they could not have a pet. We named her Kahlua. She is very, very vocal and has adopted my husband as her hero!

Things I Like

Yellow, Orange (Peach), or Turquoise items.

Anything having to do with books or reading.

Bookmarks.

Depictions of Lighthouses.

Rubber Duckies.

Pink Flamingos (the tackier, the better).

Flip Flops.

Notecards/Interesting Stationary.

Quotes. There are so many great ones out there and I am constantly finding new ones for my quote journals.

Football -- Penn State Nittany Lions / Pittsburgh Steelers / Dallas Cowboys

Chocolate - Wilbur Buds / Reese's Peanut Butter Cups / Yellow peanut M&Ms

Pretzels and Tastycakes

Spending the day in New York City and exploring all the little unique areas and shops

Hearing from friends from all over the place

My family

Ratings

I have seen this on other profiles and now I am adding it to my own. I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. Sometimes it is at the start of the swap and sometimes at the end. IF you do not receive an item from me PLEASE email or message me before rating. I will resend. (I feel this is just common courtesy to all swappers.) And once again I would like to reiterate - I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. I am proud to say I am Not a Flaker.

Postcards

Since joining Swap bot I have begun collecting postcards. Then I found out about Postcrossings and joined that as well. My collection is growing and I have received so many wonderful postcards from all directions. I especially like depictions of lighthouses, anything to do with books or libraries, or local gardens. I enjoy vintage postcards. Actually any type of postcard makes me happy! I do want my cards to be sent Naked. I want to hear about you or the location of the card.

Ratings

eurydike1 rated for "I Love Cats" PC Swap on Aug 19, 2013
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sosiejude rated for Money! Money! Money! Money! on Jan 3, 2013
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Comment: Hiya hunni well thought id rate to say hope you managed to save i did and have now just received a new fridge freezer and my super king siz bed on the way!!!!the bit left over is for me..lol as Birthday on Sunday so think deserve treat...lol.Have fun spending yours judex judex
kirstlove rated for PHOTOGRAPHY SWAP on Jun 25, 2012
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draco rated for Quotes in the mail swap - USA only on Apr 9, 2012
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Comment: thank you for the nice quotes
Vyacheslav rated for A Postcard For You #7 on Apr 5, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for so beautiful postcard. It is very interesting to consider it. Good luck.
krizia rated for A Postcard For You #7 on Mar 29, 2012
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Comment: Thanks!
Jan rated for Postcard - Anything goes #5 on Mar 28, 2012
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Comment: Hi Sallie. Thank you for the welcome and the great postcard. I think that's my first from Alabama. :)
RonnieRose rated for PC Q #14 on Mar 28, 2012
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Comment: I love the flowers too. Thanks for the pretty postcard. Happy Swapping
gmasusie rated for College Postcards on Mar 27, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I 'm not a big football fan but I try to understand all of those who are and the excitement that goes with it.
cykia rated for Quotes in the mail swap - USA only on Mar 27, 2012
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Tinker60 rated for PC Q #16 on Mar 26, 2012
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Comment: I don't know what 'potato filling' is but I'm sure it's yummy! Thanks for sharing and for the great PC ~ happy swapping!
MindyUSA rated for PC Q #15 on Mar 23, 2012
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Comment: Thank you sooo much! oh and thanks for writing in purple lol I wish you tons of luck on your library job :-)
starofsong rated for Book page ATC on Mar 21, 2012
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Comment: so pretty! thank you so much.
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Pristine rated for I like my tea on Mar 20, 2012
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Comment: Loved the Peguin postcard. How did you like the Steve Jobs book?. Have read the Fairy Tales, but not the Graetz Jr. book. sounds interesting.
manders2280 rated for Road not taken on Mar 19, 2012
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Comment: Thanks ever so much for the great postcard and thoughtful message
ladylouie rated for Road not taken on Mar 19, 2012
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choke rated for getting to know you swap February 2012 on Mar 18, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful note, I'm glad you had a nice time visiting :)
fawnscrafts rated for Quotecard Postcard #57 on Mar 15, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so very much.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 1124 0 0
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Comments

FreddFudd on May 1, 2012:

**bookwormAL, Its May 2, could you please let me know if you got the PC for PC Anything goes #5! Ta :-] **

FreddFudd on Apr 21, 2012:

bookwormAL.

Could you please raise a finger to your computer keyboard and let me know if you received my swap I sent to you - PC Anything goes #5.

My boys helped out with this one and (it appears) we have been left high and dry without notice that you have received it or not!

Cakers on Mar 17, 2012:

I should also add just for the record, that according to swap-bot both of my pm's to you have been read about the cocktail postcard swap, so it stands to reason that I should have heard something by now. I hope everything is okay with you but I'd really like to archive this particular swap. Thank you.

Cakers on Mar 17, 2012:

Since I still haven't heard from you about my cocktail postcard, even after multiple attempts at contacting you, I'm going to resend. We were the only two in this swap, I sent you two postcards in an envelope. You've been in swap-bot at least three times since I started leaving messages and you won't respond to me. I don't understand. You've been on here a long time, it's only common courtesy that one takes the time to respond to inquiries about swaps, don't you think?

If you didn't receive it then you should have let me know by now, however, you haven't responded so I'm going to assume it's lost and resend on Monday since the post office is closed right now.

I'm sorry if I sound crabby about this but we're both seasoned swappers and I shouldn't be left in the dark about this situation.

Cakers on Mar 10, 2012:

Hi,

I mailed your postcard for the Favorite Cocktail Postcard swap (loved yours, by the way!) along with one other in an envelope on Feb 27th but I haven't seen a rating yet, however, you should have received them by now. Please let me know if I should resend, I am more than happy to do so.

Happy Swapping and Happy Spring!!

Cakers (Patty Asher)

lettergirl on Feb 28, 2012:

Hi there, is there any hope you received my Decorate an Envie with Tons of Stickers yet? I am hoping it came. :) Let me know, and I'll make you another one, all right? If it did, please rate, but don't hesitate to let me know if you want another one! (You can see I like an excuse to dig out the stickers--haha!) Thank you! Jamie Cassidy lettergirl

Cakers on Feb 19, 2012:

Oh my, I see you have a vocal cat, too. Our Stella is that way - she even makes noises while sleeping. She has different tones and we both swear that she understands us completely - we tell her to find her treat or tell her to go get her toy mouse - and she does. She also gives us 'nudges' in the morning with a meow and a drool to wake us up. I adopted her in late 2010 and she's just made my life (and now my boyfriend's) so much richer. :-)

jequirity on Oct 27, 2011:

Thanks very much for the heart and rating ^_^ I greatly appreciate it.

PurpleButterfly on Oct 4, 2011:

Thanks for the PC

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