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Date Joined: July 20, 2008
Last Online: February 26, 2011
Birthday: October 18, 1978
Country: United States
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About Me

After some bad experiences with swaps last year, I completely gave up on swapping. It was completely my fault and I very much regret flaking on the swaps that I gave up on. I'm working to make those right.

I'm a curly-haired, sarcastic native New Yorker. I teach English Language Arts to 8th Graders in Brooklyn. I also currently run our school's Arts and Crafts club.

I'm married and we have two dogs. Cole and Wilbur are bullie mixes that we adopted from a local rescue.

I'm an avid writer and reader. I love art, music, movies, TV, talking, travel and generally being creative.

Things I Love

Crafts: card-making, ATCs, postcards, bookmark making, sewing, beading, lucky parcels, complicated swaps, gel pens, translucent, textured and dimensional stickers, decoupage, embroidering, beading, postcards, buttons.

Colors and Patterns: Anything purple, espescially dark purple, most earth tones (green, brown, blue), stripes and polka dots.

Foods and Flavors Dark chocolate, sushi, spicy foods, sweet/savory combos, fruit flavored teas.

Scents and Smells: Anything floral gives me serious allergy issues. I love earthy, fall scents: pumpkin, cranberry, apple, cinnamon, etc.

Random Loves: Walt Disney World, Pixar movies, Sheriff Woody, my iPhone, England and in particular London, Ireland, roadtrips, lip gloss, Donna Noble's wardrobe, musicals, slash, science fiction, sleeping, bubble bath, cooking.

Things I Dislike

In general, I think I'm pretty easy to please.

Anything floral scented gives me allergy issues. Products that are non-hypoallergenic, also due to allergy issues.

Things that involve 800 steps to put together - I like putting things together and doing things myself, but don't have a lot of free time.

Anything tacky or done half-heartedly, especially anything that is just basically a sticker on a page.

Favorite Books and Authors

Favorite books include The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood), The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood), In Her Shoes (Jennifer Weiner), The Stand (Stephen King), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Tales of the City (Armisted Maupin), Kitchen Confidential (Anthony Bourdain). I also love poetry, especially Marie Howe, Sharon Olds, e.e. cummings, Lucille Clifton.

I also love books by Jennifer Lancaster, Meg Cabot, Helen Fielding and others. I also enjoy Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. My favorite book of them is New Moon.

My job requires I be up to date on Young Adult literature so I'm often reading those as well.

Favorite Television

Scrubs (JD, Dr. Cox), The Office (Ryan, Michael), Doctor Who (10, Donna Noble), Ugly Betty (Betty, Matt, Mark), Bones (Booth), House (House, Wilson), Torchwood, Top Chef, Project Runway, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.

Favorite Movies

Never Been Kissed, Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Up, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Shawshank Redemption, Gattica, Kissing Jessica Stein, Notting Hill

Favorite Music

My music taste is pretty flexible and all depends on my mood. Some favorites: Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, James Taylor, Ben Folds, Mika, Erasure, ABBA, Kelly Clarkson, Jack's Mannequin, Amy Winehouse,


zigg13pra rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on Sep 23, 2010
Comment: Will change if I receive.
Comment: I am willing to re-rate if I recieve anything. I contacted you and got no reply. I'm very decieved.
Comment: hI CRISTEN We all have bad experiences with swappers does not mean that we treat good swappers same as we were treated. I have had a few and well you just live with it u do not decide you will do same. i ASKED YOU TO CONTACT ME SEE IF CAN WORK OUT SOMETHING BUT U COULD NOT BE BOTHERED EVEN DOING THAT SO I HAVE NO HESITATION GIVING YOU A 1.
Comment: If I receive postcard, I will rerate.
Juliettie rated for Teeny Tiny Stuffie Swap # 17 on Jun 3, 2010
Comment: Never received stuffie. Initially communicated, but now nothing. Will change rating when I receive.
tornportfolio rated for Twilight Crafts Parcel Swap on May 27, 2010
Comment: I never heard from you or received a PC, and you haven't marked it as sent.
Scrapegrace rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on May 18, 2010
Comment: I am sorry but when I get my card , I will chance it.
Jotekb rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #6 on Apr 8, 2010
SexyBreakfast rated for Tiny Tardis Stuffie Swap on Apr 8, 2010
Comment: Very cute! Thanks I love the erasers too!
ElizabethObviously rated for A-Z Favorite Songs List on Apr 7, 2010
Comment: love the mix of songs
bluehairedmary rated for A-Z Favorite Songs List on Apr 6, 2010
Comment: What an interesting mix of songs! Thanks!
masito rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #6 on Apr 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for sharing your music. Some of the singers/bands were unknown to me, but I like most of them :)
NolaBelle78 rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #6 on Apr 4, 2010
LadyKianna rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #6 on Apr 4, 2010
Comment: I really liked Michael Johns when he was in American Idol a couple years ago and hadn't heard anything about him so that was great seeing him on your songs... Thank you for sharing your favorites! :)
Comment: I love the TARDIS 'stuff' holder for my desk. My coworkers are confused, but it makes me smile! I also started using my bag today and got a nod of approval from the cashier at Target. Thank you so much.

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TC on May 16, 2013:

Cristen Curley Edwards

raven on Oct 5, 2010:

I hate to ban you from the Monthly ATC Swappers group as your ratings have fallen to low as group rules states for you to be a member

stringofviolets on Aug 29, 2010:

I'm really disappointed that I let you into the Twilight swap and you flaked on your partner. So much for making up for those old swaps huh?

hollycm6 on May 17, 2010:

Hey, just making sure you have received my "define your geekiness" swap?

stringofviolets on Apr 4, 2010:

Hello! Please don't forget to fill out the questions for our Twilight Crafts swap! Twicrafts

doublesided on Jul 19, 2009:

Hello! There are only a few days left to sign up for the Inchie Love Group Swap Zentangle Inchies, why not join us? You can't go wrong with some white card and a back pen!

songrighter714 on May 31, 2009:

hey! check out my Pride swap at: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/37887

Cheers Queers!

kizmet on Apr 14, 2009:

Tea Swap

Don't miss out! Only a few more days left to sign up for 3 great swaps in the Edibles International Group!

Coffee Delight!

Go Local! ~ Edibles

Time for Tea

fosho on Mar 29, 2009:


join the EDWARD STUFFIE SWAP for the twilighters united group! ☮

Erdbeersternchen on Mar 23, 2009:

bubble bath swap

Come and join! <3 And be bubbly.

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