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chuysgirl

chuysgirl
Date Joined: February 16, 2009
Last Online: October 1, 2013
Birthday: December 12, 1945
Country: United States

About Me

Proud, bustin' my buttons, 66 y.y. (years young) grandmother to my 6 y.o. rascal of a granddaughter, Asha. Have one daughter, one sister, 2 loyal friends,and many acquaintances. In the past have done prison outreach, mentoring for a homeless family, been activity aide at a hospital, have contacted lots of servicemen/servicewomen as a member of Soldiers' Angels, Adopt a US Soldier and Camo Angels. Retired as of 10/16/2009 -- YAY! Love cruising -- only to the Mexican Riviera so far 3x. Quirky sense of humor. I'll always laugh with you, never at you. Judgment's not a big part of my vocabulary. Trust? You've got it right off the bat; your actions determine whether or not you keep it.

Love thrift shops, journalling, adding to intention board; not necessarily in that order. Also, have a real jones for the Internet.

Favorite Music

Adele rules. The Dunwells are a wonderful rock/acoustic group from "across the pond." Diana Krall, Los Temerarios (Si Tu Te Vas), Kumbia Kings (Los Duetos); Soul, R&B, Alternative, Classical, Rock and Roll, Il Divo (not sure what category they fit into, but they can be my boytoys anytime). Cannot abide chants of any type, scatting or really loud head-banging stuff.

Favorite Books

Non-Fiction (Self-Help, Women's Health), Fiction (no Romance please). Iris Johansen's suspense novels are my guilty pleasure and, currently, the 4 books of The Twilight Saga -- still haven't read "Breaking Dawn" only 'cause I don't want to be done with these just yet.

Favorite Movies

Anything with Johnny Depp or Cate Blanchett. Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Atonement, Brokeback Mountain, The Duchess, Leaving Las Vegas, Dark Knight, Passage to India, Enchanted April, Pride and Prejudice, Howard's End.

Favorite Television

True Blood FANATIC -- Bill = yum. Weeds, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Survivor, Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, PBS, Tyra Banks, America's Top Model, Gordon Ramsay, Cold Case, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Dancing with the Stars, Saving Grace.

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, ATC's, and whimsey jars.

Things I Like to Collect

POSTCARDS: State-wise, I need the following -- Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, New York, West Virginia and Wyoming. For others, your choice.

Hummingbirds: No, not the critter. Already have several ornaments, a desk clock, framed pictures, windchimes (3) and that's what my screensaver is currently. There's a story behind this which I'll save for another time.

Cat and ocean-related Figurines: Ceramic, glass and wood.

Chicano/Brown Pride items: No, I'm not Chicana but this is an homage to my bf. I'm pretty much open to ideas on this.

Stickers: No Kawaii or Hello Kitty please, as I'm really maxed out on these. Really like anything Mrs. Grossman or Disney-related.

Bollywood (Anything): I was a fan even before "Slumdog Millionaire" kicked butt at the Academy Awards. Have sat through many a 2-3 hour Hindi movie (with subtitles, of course).

Twilight stuff: Edward and Bella give forever an even better twist.

Dragonflies now intrigue me, so I guess I'll start collecting almost anything related to them.

Favorite Colors

Love most hues of most colors but especially burgundy, deep blue, teal. Cannot abide orange in any shade or neons.

Special Request!!

I would appreciate not receiving any #1 ratings unless you've first checked with me as to whether or not the item is on the way. In case of items that "disappear" en route (which happened on something I sent) I'd like a chance to make things right. Thanks so much.

Ratings

HesapliParlakBulasik rated for cat postcard on Dec 10, 2012
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Comment: Thank you. Please write to remember "swap name" your envelope next time.
moongypsy rated for ATC Dog Breeds A to Z: R on Nov 15, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC!
sleepingrover2010 rated for ATC Dog Breeds A to Z: P on Oct 2, 2012
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Comment: Hello Linda, Thank you for your FABULOUS ATC you created for me for this swap. Ilove how you used a variety of materials. I really like the pictures of the PUGS. This ATC will be a great addition to my Dog Breeds a-z Series. Barb sleepingrover2010
sleepingrover2010 rated for Cat Breeds #8 K on Oct 2, 2012
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Comment: Hello Linda, Thank you for your very well-planned ATC you created for me for this swap. love the colors you used on this ATC. The picture of the cat is really GREAT! This ATC will be a great addition to my Cat Breed a-z Series. Barb sleepingrover2010
moongypsy rated for ATC Dog Breeds A to Z: O on Sep 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the Otterhound! LOL, i had picked that breed, too!! I love this series, it lets me focus on some beautiful dogs :)
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Comment: nice ATC, thanks
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Comment: Thanks for the great pc
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LindaTemple rated for ATC Dog Breeds A to Z: N on Sep 1, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the really nice ATC with the Norwich Terrier. I think this is the one they refer to as the holy terror.
Response: Thanks for the good rating and that bit of trivia.
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Comment: Thanks for the Arizona map!
sleepingrover2010 rated for ATC Dog Breeds A to Z: M on Aug 22, 2012
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Comment: Hello Linda, Thank you for your creative card you sent me for this swap. I enjoyed that you raised the schnauzer off the ATC. I also like the metal corners--they added postively to your ATC. I look forward to adding this ATC to my Dog Series. Your ATC will be a positive addition to my A-Z Dog Breeds Series. Barb sleepingrover2010
moongypsy rated for Cat Breeds A-Z #8 J on Aug 13, 2012
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Comment: THANK YOU for the cutest ATC! I love all the little extras you put into it. The Slavic word for Cat that you included was the icing on the cake!! You deserve 3 hearts!!! I hope we swap, again!
Response: I SO enjoy tailoring the cards to the recipient and am glad I hit paydirt on this one. It pays to go on gut feelings and that's what I did with the kocka. Thanks for the marvelous rating.
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for all the cards. The cows reminded me of one of my chores growing up,Canadian Rockies are beautiful,the beautiful gorge in OR, and all the others are special. Thanks so much.
Response: Glad I hit a few you really like.
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Comment: thank you so much
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Comment: Thanks! I love the card with records!Happy Summer!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. How neat that it came from Israel. :)
Response: Gracias for that wonderful rating. Have been trading p'cards on one forum or another for years now, and it feels good to make a "right" choice.
michelle1016 rated for sticker scavenger hunt on Feb 27, 2011
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funkypeacenik rated for Music:1PC/1Partner-Quick on Feb 25, 2011
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Comment: Received an ad instead of a PC. I wouldn't have minded but the bands listed on the add blow and the art work was crappy.
PansySuz rated for Cat ATC Anything Feline-Related on Jan 24, 2010
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Comment: Nothing ever received :( Replied to message that it wasn't received and could have been due to Canada Post. Nothing after that. Will be more than happy to change rating if a resend is sent.
Response: I feel this is an unfair rating in light of the fact that I sent you 4 messages re this swap with the last one being on 10/12. I specifically asked if you'd rec'd it and offered to send another if you hadn't. You never replied, so how was I to know you didn't get it.

Rating Overview

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4.9811 195 0 0
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Comments

Happycrazylion on Sep 4, 2012:

Thanks for the AZ postcard! If you need anymore Ar or Al postcards let me know! :)

ButterflyQueenBee on Aug 24, 2012:

Thank you so much for my AZ postcards. I love them. Just let me know when you want some more from LA. I'll be more than happy to help you out again.

raven on Nov 30, 2009:

atc

Wishing you a Happy December Birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

MrsAnnaSue on Oct 23, 2009:

Thank you for my wonderful birthday wishes!

Anna

raven on Aug 5, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

Love2Teach on Jun 10, 2009:

Thanks for joining my muffin recipe swap! Happy swapping!

maysparkles on Apr 18, 2009:

title For the fabulous snack time swap parcel that you send me! x

straycat911 on Apr 8, 2009:

So glad you got the tea at last! Thanks very much for the heart!

Simone on Feb 28, 2009:

hank you for joining the Love Movies Swap

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