Date Joined: February 27, 2009
Last Online: November 10, 2015
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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My name is Colleen. I live in Portland, Oregon. Iâ€™m 41 years old. I live with my 2 yo son JoJo, and we have an awesome time! It's amazing to watch my son grow and develop so fast! He's the sunshine in my life, and the reason I work so hard to make myself a better person... I want to be someone he can be proud of as he grows up (you know, except for when I sing and dance in public, lolol!). I'm recently engaged, but we haven't set a date yet.
I love to read! A few of my favorite books are: Jurassic Park (read 6 or 7 times-- Iâ€™m on my 3rd copy of the book!), Tunnel In the Sky (along with Robert Heinleinâ€™s other YA books: The Rolling Stones, Red Planet, Have Space Suit-- Will Travel), Harry Potter seriesâ€¦ I also like things written by Esther Friesner, Preston & Child (together & on their own), James Rollins, Italo Calvino, and have just gotten into the works of Jim C. Hines. I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, suspense/thrillers, some horror, and occasional self-help titles.
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 (frickinâ€˜ AWESOME special effects!)â€¦ 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, Supernatural... I'm a tv junkie, I'll watch just about anything! i've only had one channel (the CW) for nearly a year, but just got cable again with a big move! i'll be on the couch in a new stuff coma, LOL!
I have so many hobbies, and enjoy so many craftsâ€¦ 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, quiltingâ€¦ Pretty much, if it uses paper and/or thread and fabric, Iâ€™ve tried it (except quillingâ€¦ it looks too fiddly!). Iâ€™ve also done some beadwork in the past, but I havenâ€™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 donâ€™t â€œnormallyâ€ go togetherâ€¦ For example, I donâ€™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 Iâ€™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 robotsâ€¦ 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. I love random mail. Iâ€™m a big fan of whatever YOU find interesting, fun, unusual, fantasticâ€¦ I like that youâ€™ve looked over my profile to get some ideas-- thatâ€™s awesome! But please donâ€™t feel limited by whatâ€™s here-- donâ€™t be afraid to let you Muse(s) fly free! As long as what you send is something youâ€™re proud of and happy with, Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll love it!
I am a non-smoker. I am allergic to cigarette smoke, but have never had a problem with any swaps Iâ€™ve received so far. Iâ€™m betting I never will, unless youâ€™re thinking of sending me a lit cig, LOL!
Extras are nice and often appreciated, but please donâ€™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 donâ€™t be upset if I donâ€™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 thatâ€™s why Iâ€™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!