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dephal

dephal
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Last Online: January 10, 2011
Birthday: March 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in California, where I'm a college professor. I'm married and I have 2 young daughters. I also live with a Saint Bernard and a 19-year-old cat. I love to craft, read, and travel.

People tell me I have eclectic tastes, and I'm happy with that. :-) I really enjoy trying new things--new foods, new crafts, new places, new ideas.

I like receiving handmade things because I always appreciate the thought and effort that has gone into them. My favorite colors tend to be rich colors and jeweltones. I have a collection of cobalt blue glass, but I also have small collections of other things like postcards and plastic souvenir floaty pens. And more books than I could read in years--but I keep acquiring more.

Favorite Music

60's and 70's rock, blues, punk, world music, reggae

Favorite Movies

I love documentaries and independent films and, because of my kids, I end up watching a lot of Disney, too. I don't know if I have a favorite because it really depends on my mood, but I've probably seen The Princess Bride more times than any other movie. Oh, and I'm a big fan of Miyazaki films!

Favorite Television

Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Ugly Betty, Scrubs, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Weeds, Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Favorite Crafts

Knitting is my very favorite. I've recently taken up a bit of ceramics, though, and I've also done some quilting and bits of this and that. I'd like to learn how to sew. I've been enjoying some scrapbooking lately, too. In general, I actually just enjoy the creative process and I like all sorts of crafts. I also like to write. I've published a couple of textbooks, but I'd really love to do more short story writing.

More Stuff about Me

I like yarn, fabrics, and pretty papers. I collect plastic souvenir floaty pens, postcards, and children's books in languages other than English. My older daughter collects snow globes and squished pennies. I like cobalt blue, deep red, royal purple, and tealish green. I have a major sweet tooth. My favorite candies involve chocolate and caramel: Curly Wurlies, Recchiuti Fleur de Sel, and Sees. I love to get things from other countries. I have a fondness for things that are a little macabre, goth, or off-beat. I try not to take myself, or life, too seriously, and I tend to be pretty tolerant of most things.

There's not much I don't like, but here are some things I could live without: pastels, anything religious, country decor, some cutesy things, and meat (I'm not completely veggie yet, but I don't eat mammals at all, and don't eat many other animals either).

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite authors are Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut. I like both fiction and non-fiction. I rarely read mysteries or spy thrillers, and I'm not into romance novels, chick lit, or religious stuff. Pretty much everything else is fair game for me. I have nearly 200 items on my Amazon wish-list. :-)

Ratings

cfroggie rated for `` WHR DO U LIVE? POSTCARDS! `` on Sep 4, 2012
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sleepyside rated for "Where Are You From?" Bookmark on Nov 16, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks! :-)
HennyPenny rated for "Where Are You From?" Bookmark on Nov 8, 2008
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Comment: Love the bookmarks thanks
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Comment: Thank you for the neat card from Croatia
elizabeth13 rated for "Where Are You From?" Bookmark on Nov 6, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great bookmarks!!
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Comment: Hello Phyllis, Croatia is somewhere I would like to visit. I bet you had a great time on your trip. This is definitely a unique postcard and I feel special to have received it and to be able to add it to my A-Z Postcard collection. It is also unique because I am not sure that every country has a city that begins with a Z. I am looking forward to putting all my postcards into a book form and putting it out as a conversation piece. Hope we continue to have encounters on Swap-bot. Have a wonderful Fall season. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: Thanks for the heart! :-) Croatia was very interesting, and I hope to return soon. And it was fun to visit a "Z" city. I really enjoyed the alphabet card swap, too.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Zagreb looks like a beautiful city!
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Comment: My second Yosemite card! What a beautiful place, thank you so much.
Swan rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ Y is for… on Sep 19, 2008
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Comment: I love this view of Yosemite. Thanks. We visited there last year...
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Comment: Thank you for the social scientific statistic of x = x(2). I never was any good at algebra, so I'll take your word for it!
girlzoot rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ Y is for… on Sep 11, 2008
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Comment: Lovely Yosemite postcard! Thanks so much.
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Comment: thank you for the postcard. yosemite looks magical :)
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Comment: I love Yosemite, my husband and I spent a few wonderful days there one October and hope to go back some Spring. Thank you for the postcard, Anna
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Comment: Very clever use of X!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
heatherc rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ X is for… on Aug 27, 2008
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Comment: Thanks
Juju rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ X is for… on Aug 25, 2008
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc! it looks beautiful!
Swan rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ W is for… on Aug 11, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the Water card. I haven't visited La Jolla yet...
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Comment: Thanks for the card. I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach. Elaine

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Comments

girthta on May 11, 2008:

Hi! I'm sending you a creepy little dotee tomorrow!Hope you like her!

jennyknitstoo on Apr 15, 2008:

Thank you for joining my Blue ATC Swap. :)

CelestialFreak on Jan 9, 2008:

Thanks for joining my Vintage photos ATC swap!

tenaciousleigh on Nov 5, 2007:

I received my 7 days of small surprises package today and started with Monday. The yarn is beautiful! I can't wait to open the rest... Thanks, Leigh

tamipal6 on May 29, 2007:

Thanks so much for the heart for the adjective infusion swap. :)

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