Date Joined: February 27, 2009
Last Online: November 5, 2012
Country: United States
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My name is Colleen, and I live in Portland, Oregon, and I’m 40 years old. I live with my infant son, and we have an awesome time! It's amazing to watch my son grow and develop so fast! Crawling, eating stage 1 foods-- how'd that happen already???
I love to read! A few of my favorite books are: Jurassic Park (read 6 or 7 times-- I’m on my 3rd copy of the book!), Tunnel In the Sky (along with Robert Heinlein’s other YA books: The Rolling Stones, Red Planet, Have Space Suit-- Will Travel), Harry Potter series… I also like things written by Esther Friesner, Preston & Child (together & on their own), Italo Calvino, and have just gotten into the works of Jim C. Hines. I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, suspense/thrillers, some horror, and occasional romances and "real literature."
Jurassic Park, Tremors, MIB, Serenity, Alien movies, Independence Day, Armageddon, Indiana Jones movies (except #2, which I thought was #2, except for Mr. Ford being in it), Star Wars episodes 4 through 6, Mysterious Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth (classic, not any of the new versions), Romancing the Stone, all the Harry Potters, Australia, X-Men movies, 2012 (frickin‘ AWESOME special effects!)… well, this could go on forever! Like my taste in music, it varies!
I listen to a wide variety of music, everything from classical to heavy metal, except some rap and, please-- no twangy country!
Anything with Mr. Ramsey, please!!! Lots of Food Network shows, SyFy channel shows, Deadliest Catch (I don't know why, but I like it)... I'm a tv junkie, I'll watch just about anything!
I have so many hobbies, and enjoy so many crafts… ATCs are at the top of my list, but I also enjoy Skinnies, Inchies, collage, paper crafts of all sort, rubber stamping, watercolor and acrylic painting (usually abstracts), cross stitching and embroidery, quilting… Pretty much, if it uses paper and/or thread and fabric, I’ve tried it (except quilling… it looks too fiddly!). I’ve also done some beadwork in the past, but I haven’t been doing much of it lately.
Bright colors, especially electric blue, lime green, and purple, especially when they are combined together with orange and black. I love combining colors that don’t “normally” go together… For example, I don’t usually care for too much yellow, but it goes so well with purple that I put up with a bit of it! I love almost all animals, especially cats, big and small. People think I’m a bit odd, though, since I love rats, bats, snakes and crocs just as much as I like cats, dogs, koalas, and penguins! To me they are just as cute & cuddly!!! I like fantasy/horror/science fiction things: fairies, unicorns, mermaids, vampires, werewolves, aliens, cute robots… Not just these things, but many more that fit in these categories. I like ribbon, lace, buttons, threads and flosses, fabric. I love paper and embellishments and ephemera. Ten Two Studios and ARTchix have the most fabulous things! I love random mail. I’m a big fan of whatever YOU find interesting, fun, unusual, fantastic… I like that you’ve looked over my profile to get some ideas-- that’s awesome! But please don’t feel limited by what’s here-- don’t be afraid to let you Muse(s) fly free! As long as what you send is something you’re proud of and happy with, I’m sure I’ll love it!
I am a non-smoker. I am allergic to cigarette smoke, but have never had a problem with any swaps I’ve received so far. I’m betting I never will, unless you’re thinking of sending me a lit cig, LOL!
Extras are nice and often appreciated, but please don’t feel obligated to send anything, unless you really want to! I will sometimes send extras, but I never, ever expect a heart because of it! And please don’t be upset if I don’t give a heart for extras-- I rate on the swap itself! I would rather you spend your time putting genuine effort into the swap, than worry about trying to please me (or bribe me, LOL) with extras. I know hearts are a touchy subject with so many people, and that’s why I’m letting you know my opinion here: Hearts are earned by a great, thoughtful swap, not bought with extras.
Thank you for stopping by and reading to the end! Take Care, and Happy Swapping!