Date Joined: February 13, 2015
Last Online: August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015: I was unable to access the Internet for over 2 weeks. I have a lot to do now, especially outside Swap-bot, but I'm working on it all. I'm going to read and answer all the messages and rate everything I've received within a few days. Thank you for your patience.
July 30, 2015: I won't be able to access the Internet for some time. I'll be back to Swap-bot no later than on August 17, hopefully sooner. I have one swap on my dashboard. It's ready to be mailed to both partners now and I intend to send it on July 31, but I won't be able to mark it as sent before I can access the Internet again.**
** Please don't mention Swap-bot or my username on the outside of the envelope. **
I'm pretty new here and still working on my profile. Some of my favorite leisure activities are cooking, growing chili peppers and other plants, hiking, reading books and writing letters. I love the nature and enjoy a simple but intellectually stimulating life.
If you want, you can think of me as an old rural granny who doesn't care for modern technology, has never used a computer and doesn't have a cell phone, maybe not even a TV. Or you can think of me as a young man who's much more into all kinds of geeky things (including technology) than sports. I'm not either of those people, but if you decide what to send me as if I were, you can hardly go wrong.
I'm a bit strange, but in a good way. :)
â™¥ George Orwell: 1984
â™¥ George Orwell: Animal Farm
â™¥ Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
â™¥ Mika Waltari: The Egyptian (Sinuhe egyptilÃ¤inen)
â™¥ Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
â™¥ J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter series
â™¥ Tove Jansson: Who Will Comfort Toffle? (Vem ska trÃ¶sta knyttet?)
â™¥ Babylon 5 -- my all-time favorite â™¥
â™¥ Doctor Who -- especially David Tennant
â™¥ Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
â™¥ Agatha Christie's Poirot
â™¥ Batman (the 1960s version)
â™¥ J.S.A.: Joint Security Area
â™¥ Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
â™¥ The Lion King
I like all colors. My favorite ones are blue, green, purple and brown.
Getting almost anything else than bills in the mail makes me happy, as long as the quality is good and it has some thought behind it (see exceptions below). :) With these lists I'm just trying to give you more ideas on what kinds of items would truly make my day.
First some topics/themes:
â™¥ Air mail, snail mail
â™¥ Physics, chemistry, astronomy
â™¥ Other science
â™¥ Science fiction
â™¥ Natural phenomena
â™¥ Farm life, gardening
â™¥ Wolves, bats, butterflies
â™¥ Old-growth forests in their natural state
â™¥ Hunting, fishing
â™¥ Martial arts, ninjas
â™¥ Police, crimes, prisons
â™¥ Patriotism (any country)
â™¥ Finland and the Finns
â˜… North Korea (I can't use the heart here :P)
â˜… Politics, religions, atheism
â™¥ Political correctness/incorrectness
â™¥ Lop-eared rabbits, rabbit agility :D
â™¥ Adult cats
â™¥ Calligraphy, typewriters
â™¥ Hangul (í•œê¸€) -- the Korean alphabet
â™¥ Weird and/or unusual things
â™¥ Topics that have some special meaning to you -- with a few words (or more :)) about them so that they're not just some random, meaningless stuff to me
And then some items:
â™¥ Postal stickers/labels (Air Mail, Par Avion, Priority, Economy, etc) -- I use lots of these for various purposes and can never have too many! Even the ones that look ugly and boring are always welcome.
â™¥ Recipes of your favorite foods -- I like trying out all kinds of recipes, especially ones that are relatively simple. If they're too complicated or require ingredients I can't find, I can try to modify them or use them as inspiration. At the moment I'm especially interested in Korean and Mexican cuisine and meals that contain beans or fermented vegetables.
â™¥ A hand-written note or letter without an obligation to write back -- whether it's long or short, I â™¥loveâ™¥ it when someone writes something to me! You can write about anything you want.
â™¥ Things you've made or decorated yourself -- I appreciate the time and effort regardless of your skill level. :)
I know this is desperate but if you send me anything about Babylon 5 -- homemade or store-bought, new or used, maybe not even in good condition any more -- I'll be forever grateful to you!
Please avoid sending me:
âœ– Food or drink, except in an unopened, factory-sealed package
âœ– Beauty products (make-up, lip balm, etc)
âœ– Items that are claimed to have some magical/supernatural properties, such as prayer clothes, dreamcatchers, other good luck charms, and voodoo dolls. Pictures of them are ok, though, and teas that are based on ayurveda or other comparable belief systems are also ok.
Only factory-sealed bags/packages, please!
I love tea and usually drink 5-10 mugs of it a day. I drink mostly loose-leaf tea but tea bags are fine, too.
I'm willing to taste anything. In case you have many different kinds of teas available, here are some suggestions to help you choose what to send me:
â™¥ your favorite tea
â™¥ pu'erh, oolong and white teas, especially unflavored
â™¥ herbal teas
â™¥ teas with flowers, ginger, chocolate, cinnamon, lemongrass, or strong spices
â™¥ Chinese, Japanese and Korean teas
â™¥ small, local brands
Teas with artificial flavors are usually not my favorites, but don't feel bad if they're all you have -- like I said, I'm willing to taste anything. And even if your favorite tea tastes very artificial, I'd love to get a bag of it anyway! :)
Om du har svenska som modersmÃ¥l, skriv gÃ¤rna pÃ¥ den Ã¤ven om du talar finska. :)
Jeg forstÃ¥r norsk bokmÃ¥l.
Jeg forstÃ¥r dansk temmelig godt ved lidt hjÃ¦lp af en ordbog.
Ich kann nicht Deutsch sprechen, aber ich verstehe ein bisschen und versuche mehr zu lernen. Itâ€™s probably best if you write your personal message in some other language, but feel free to send me recipes, brochures, etc auf Deutsch -- no need to translate them for me. Even if they use advanced vocabulary and grammar, I can (try to :P) translate them myself when I'm in the mood for a challenge. :)