I'm 22 and a fine arts major with hopes of becoming an art teacher. (But according to Facebook, I will probably one day be living in a box. OH WELL.) I'm a genderqueer panromantic asexual (and a yada, if you know what that is), a book nerd, an Elvis fan; I'm trying to teach myself shorthand, French, and Latin American Spanish. I prefer a vegetarian lifestyle, and I'd rather either make things myself or support fair trade markets or small businesses and artists.
(HERE IS MY ONE MAILING REQUEST: Whatever you send me, however fabulous, please make sure the outside of the package or envelope isn't full of queer symbols or anything. In other words, Please Don't Gay It Up, or it will inevitably lead to a really ugly scene, as I'm currently living with my parents and I'm closeted at home. Thanks
I love vinyl! But cds are also much appreciated ;) I'm also building a nice little collection of 70s/80s music on cassette tape. Here are some examples (not at all a list of limitations!) of music I like...
NUMBER ONE FAVORITE EVER: Elvis Presley
80S: Toto, Richard Marx, Tears for Fears, Michael Jackson, Rick Astley (ahhaha), Madonna, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Go West, Wham!, George Michael, Cutting Crew, Huey Lewis & the News, Eurythmics, Bananarama, Kim Wilde
BOY BANDS: the Osmonds, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Dreamstreet, O-Town, etc
CHRISTIAN: I'm really picky about the Christian music I'll listen to. I shy away from most of it. What I tend to like is the imaginative/dreamy/poetic (Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash, Mae, Adie)...and a few other select artists: Switchfoot, Superchic[k], and Derek Webb
CLASSIC: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Andrews Sisters, Rosemary Clooney..then there's Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, etc
CLASSICAL: Especially strings..oh my gosh! And once I heard part of this classical musical version of Hansel and Gretel..I'd love a copy of that! And I like Stravinsky a lot.
COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS: Hank Williams Sr., Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Kenny Rogers, Steve Martin
DISNEY: Yes. I particularly adore soundtracks or mixes of music from their cartoon movies. Seriously any movie. I love them all. But I also guilty pleasure warning like a lot of Disney Channel-esque music (Jonas Brothers, Ashley Tisdale, B5, A*Teens)
FOLK: :) Joan Baez is my number one! Also love Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, John Denver...and so on and so on..
INDIE: Andrew Bird, Jukebox the Ghost, Eisley, Regina Spektor, Jonatha Brooke, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Vampire Weekend, Birdmonster, Band of Horses, Cloud Cult, the Dandy Warhols, White Rabbits, Fleet Foxes, Between the Trees, the Bird and the Bee, She and Him/Zooey Deschanel, the Shins, Black Kids, My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Jem, They Might Be Giants, etc etc etc etc
JAZZ: New Orleans style...think Miles Davis, Jackie Green, etc.
OLDIES: Dean Martin, Herman's Hermits, the Hardy Boys, Fats Domino, Jackson 5, Jim Croce (etc, etc, etc)...anything British Invasion!
SHOWTUNES: Any and all of them. I've never met a musical I didn't like. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!
I absolutely love antique/used books.
SOME FAVORITES: Dracula, Pride and Prejudice, Peter Pan, Whales on Stilts!, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Fancy Nancy, Amelia Bedelia, The Robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner
FAVE AUTHORS: Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Katherine Paterson, Lois Lowry, MT Anderson, Daphne du Maurier, JM Barrie, Anais Nin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf, Mary Wollstonecraft, Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl
POETRY: ee cummings, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, WH Auden, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, etc
BIBLES: The Poverty and Justice Bible, The Green Bible, The Womens Bible (Elizabeth Cady Stanton's version)
OTHER: picture books, shorthand books (the Gregg method), art/craft/photography books, foreign language books (especially language-learning/dictionaries), Gothic Lolita Bibles
MOVIES: Cry-Baby. Thumbsucker. Amelie. Luther. Elizabeth. The Princess Bride. Every Jane Austen film adaption I've ever seen. Any and every Disney classic. Pixar movies. Alfred Hitchcock movies. Indie films. The Bad Seed. Dead Poets Society. Sunshine Cleaning. A Single Man. Sherlock Holmes. The Princess & the Frog.
TELEVISION: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Happy Days, Taxi, Mary Tyler Moore Show, That Girl, Muppet Babies, Jem and the Holograms, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, Gummi Bears, Full House, Cosby, Leave it to Beaver, the Andy Griffith/Lucy/Carol Burnett/Dean Martin (etc) Show, I Love Lucy, the Munsters, the Addams Family, Gilligan's Island, the Brady Bunch, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, etc.
MORE CURRENT: Masterpiece Theatre on PBS (my FAVORITE ever). Glee. Big Bang Theory. SNL. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Antiques Roadshow. Jeopardy. Scrubs. Friends. The Office. 30 Rock. Community.
GUILTY PLEASURES: Random Disney Channel shows, such as Phil of the Future, Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire.
Plush & softies, embroidery, altered books, collage, SLR photography, blankets, handmade cards, hair accessories and jewelry, purses and bags, clothes. Bookbinding. Pottery/sewing/crochet/painting/beading/etc/etc/etc. I'm an art student, I love trying new media and I'm up for anything. =) I like to recraft all kinds of things (clothes, costume jewelry, paper..) I'm also a beginning shoemaker!
ANYTHING QUEER. CDs of lesbian bands, RuPaul's Drag Race, Johnny Weir, Glambert, Gaga, anything trans* related, anything gay. Articles, patches, music, movies, books, whatever you can think of.
Single Girl quilt pattern http://www.dsquilts.com/fabricandpatterns.asp?PageID=83#
A typewriter. Heck, as long as I'm wishing, right?
Bollywood and other foreign films, Cheetah Girls: One World, a Bollyrobics dvd, independent films, old horror movies especially Alfred Hitchcock....I can ONLY play Region 1 dvds here. And I do have a VCR still, so that works too, they just take up more room. ;)
International crafts of ALL kinds. I'm looking for either finished projects so I can see what it looks like and how it's put together, or written instructions, preferably with pictures. If you have any background history on the project I'd love that too. :) I'm working on a book--if you send me something, I'll put you on my acknowledgements page!
Saris, sari fabric, sari bags, instructions on how the heck to wear a sari..hhahah
Old camera lenses..supposedly they're easily found at garage sales but I'VE yet to run across any
CDs of birds singing! CDs of people laughing! Hahaha I have weird ideas about music I guess.
Shemagh scarves, also called keffiyehs or Palestinian scarves..like this! http://www.shoppingera.net/shemagh-keffiyeh-shmagh-or-yashmag/
Peace signs, fortune cookie fortunes, collage papers, skeleton keys
Sojourners magazine.. www.sojo.net (I also like Ms., Bitch, Yes!, The Nation, The New Yorker, environmentalist mags, etc)
Elvis Presley things
Things with my name on them [Talia]
CDs of music from all over the world. Mixes are okay :) I love Putumayo!
Political campaign buttons, especially presidential campaigns
Old ties, fabric, beads, buttons, fishhook earrings, ribbon, yarn, art supplies of all kinds! Little plastic toys like animals or cowboys and Indians, pendants & charms
Shorthand books, books for learning other languages like vintage textbooks and insert-language-here/English dictionaries. Children's books, loose pages with illustrations of all kinds
Traditional ethnic clothing from anywhere in the world plus instructions on how to wear it if necessary ;]
Nail polish, any bright color! All mine is old and icky and needs replaced. :/
Anything, any flavor, from the Art Stuff line by Bath & Body Works, now discontinued :(
CDs by feminist bands/singers, or a mix cd of your feminist faves
A recipe box..secondhand is great! Nicks and scratches are okay--there's a good chance I'll either paint or decoupage it anyway
These mitten-gloves.. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTtatiana.html Hahahha I know it's a real longshot. I'm pretty sure someone would have to love me an awful lot, like times ten billion, to make me these! But a girl can dreammm..
Surprises =) Happy things. Freerice.com. Robots. Vintage illustrations of all kinds. Mermaids. Fairies (the Tinkerbellish kind..) Big plastic jewelry. Legos. Rainbows, hearts, stars, and really bright colors. Unicorns, sea monsters, weird animals, pirates, treasure maps. Twilight parodies. Sketchbooks, paintbrushes, charcoal. Peace, mysterious abandoned buildings, castles, absurdities, old cemetaries, gumball machines. SweeTarts, trick or treating, homemade popcorn, Sanrio, Tokidoki, unusual shoes. Gummy bears (especially clear ones or chocolate-covered, haha), Nerds, sour Icebreakers, chocolate. Forests, forest animals, nature preserves, bookstores, cafes, traveling to new places, bicycles, trees, zoo animals, anything indie. Camera film of all sorts. Italian food. Toys/music/pop culture from when I was little (i.e. Rainbow Brite, Popples, Potato Head Kids), anything Disney and/or Pixar. PRI, AR, NPR, PBS. Dress patterns from the 50s and 60s. Okay, just vintage fashion, any decade, really. Poetry, art supplies (crayons/charcoal/pastels/paint/sewing notions/anything I can stick on a collage), fruit, holidays, anything cute. "Truly Me" perfume by American Girl. Hair clips. Magazines (Sojourners, Yes!, Bitch, Ms., fashion/decorating magazines, Ty Pennington's magazine). Sparkly things (diamonds, haha, glitter..) I'm rather addicted to lip gloss--non-petroleum based. Shells, starfish, mushrooms (ok, mushroom images--I don't like to eat them), magic, yarn, fabric, holidays..Saturn...constellations. Mother Earth. Animal images :)
Things that are really sexual in nature--I'm asexual. Twilight. Fur and leather. Waking up early. Fake banana candy flavor, cherries (but as a visual I like them, so cherry patterns or whatever's okay), most rap, the color olive green. Designer labels (from Dior--but I like vintage Dior, as in Eloise--it's complicated, I know, and I apologize--and Chanel to American Eagle and Hollister). Preppy clothes. Hot dogs. Annoying alarm clocks =) Papercuts. Math. Sometimes I dislike the color gold, sometimes I like it..Broccoli. Mushrooms for food. Bad grammar/punctuation/spelling.
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