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dhulse

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dhulse
Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: July 1, 2019
Birthday: July 6
Country: United States

About Me

**PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE NOT BEEN ON SWAPBOT IN A FEW MONTHS DUE TO A CRITICAL FAMILY MEDICAL EMERGENCY BUT I AM BACK :) **

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CITY/STATE/COUNTRY ON YOUR SWAPS... I AM MARKING OFF ON MY MAPS WHERE I SWAP WITH :)

My name is Dani (please note the 'i' not the 'y' at the end lol). I am a 33 year old female living in Virginia. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Psych- Mental Health Counseling and I work in the field of Psychology and Mental Health at an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital. I believe I have been drawn to this profession as a way of giving voice to those who are misunderstood and unaccepted due to their illness. I am interested in clinical care, research, and teaching. I am also an EMT and a CERT member.

My interests include hiking, giving massages, anything that gives me an excuse to be outside, making handmade soap and aromatherapy mixes, tending to my plants (39 and counting currently inside), going to the zoo and botanical gardens, attending lectures on various things, all things science, reading (non-fiction), art (viewing and producing), traveling, researching, a good hot cup of coffee or tea, working with rescue animals, volunteering in my community, and learning new things. I believe one should never stop learning in life; there is so much knowledge out there to be discovered and letting a single day pass without learning is a waste. I joined Swap-bot as a means of expanding my experiences, having some fun with creativity, and making some interesting connections along the way :)

On a side note: I love animals! I own a red footed tortoise (Tank), a black cat (Vala), a cinnamon ball python (Addy), a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach (Sammy), a quinea pig (Chunk), and 7 tarantulas (Slate, Salem, Saphire, Boo, Indie, Culo, & Pinky), 2 beta fish (Cookie & Oscar), two sucker fish and 4 aquatic snails !!

I have no real dislikes for things I recieve, I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have received... I especially like when people read my profile and make the PC, letter, gift personalized to the info in my profile.

Due to allergies- NO LATEX or BEEF containing products please!

Favorite Music

Is there such a thing? Can one have a single favorite music genre... thats like asking if someone can have a singe mood. Music can be healing, uplifting, motivating, and grounding. I find solace and enjoyment in all types of music depending on my emotional expression at the time. I go to concerts for everything from Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie to Jason Aldean to Santana to going to the opera and symphony. There is a time and purpose for every type of music.

Favorite Books

I am a non-fiction reader for the most part and if it is science, history or sociologically related all the better! I have been known to enjoy the occasional Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss :) I collect antique books of any kind and condition; particularly like old prose, poetry, and children books. I read quite a bit of political and historical narratives and references on everything from counter-terrorism to the history of witchcraft and occult practices.

Two of my favorite books have been *Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant by Richard Stone *Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Estes *Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose *Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: & Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

Favorite Television

I enjoy pretty much all science channel programs, history channel programs, and shows including Big Bang Theory, Frasier, Ancient Aliens, Unearthed, Extinct or Alive.... but I am a sucker for binge watching the classic comedies like I Love Lucy and the British show Keeping Up Appearances! I grew up watching, and still watch on dvd the original Wild Wild West show. I am a horror movie and bad B-grade movie junkie lol!

Favorite Crafts

I tend to focus on quilting, photography and photo editing, painting with watercolor and acrylic, homemade soap and aromatherapy making, and working with charcoal. But I have never found a medium I couldn't get into! I think my favorite artistic expression is when it is just for release in my art journal; which can make use of pretty much anything crafty in it :)

Other Random Fancies

Aside from the above some of the random little things I enjoy in life are:

-Colorful fun socks, especially those with toes -Loose leaf tea -Spices for cooking -Gluten free & beef free recipes or snacks -Reusable hard straws -Jerky of any kind (except beef) -Random large decal stickers, I am working on covering the whole top of my desk -Lord of the Rings & Star Wars anything -Crystals & stones!!! -Navy related memorabilia & challenge coins -American pride/patriotic themed things, we are a proud Navy family, Go USA :) -Endangered species related things -Ancient civilizations related things -Anything related to religion and spirituality (Buddhism, Hinduism, Occult, Pagan, Catholic, Muslim, Native American, etc.) -Cacti & succulants -Memo pads for writing notes in my husbands lunch box -Water flavoring packets/liquid -Dried/pressed flowers or leaves and random nature items such as gumballs, acorns, pine needles, etc.

Ratings

CavalierCommunications rated for Creative Happy Mail on Aug 13, 2019
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Penpalhannah rated for Open When Letters #2 on Aug 2, 2019
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Comment: Attempted to contact you a handful of times no answer.... Things do happen in life but you should not keep joining swaps and flaking.....
Joeanniee rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #34 on Jul 28, 2019
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JBlackwood rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #34 on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Still have not yet received your mailing! After many attempts to contact you, and heard nothing back in rating a 1... Ugh!
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MissBrenda rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #34 on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Never got anything and no communication from you.
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Comment: Marked as sent July 1 (last time swapper logged in), nothing received, no response to messages to swapper or host. I'm sure you'll have a very dramatic excuse. Save your breath. Your sociopathic behavior speaks for itself.
jessnewson98 rated for Themed Book Recommendations #3 on Jun 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so so much! I've added all of them to my TBR, I need to read them now! I hope you have a fantastic week!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing more insight on the historical side of Pride.
eimn rated for Themed Book Recommendations #3 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Dani for the great recommendations! I started reading "The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World" by Mason Funk this morning!
mags142 rated for i dare you on Oct 6, 2018
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Response: I understand the rating.... but please know, as you can see from my consistently good rating prior to September, that I am a reliable swapper and have good feedback. I was no longer on Swapbot abruptly because my mother is Terminal and hospitalized and I had to go home (out of state) to deal with the situation. If you would like me to go back and send I can so this rating can be changed? Please contact me back or respond here with that you would like me to do to resolve this. Thank you for your time and my apologies but sometimes life simply gets in the way of hobbies.
midteacher rated for Undesirable PC and Awesome Story on Oct 2, 2018
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Comment: I laughed when I spotted the PC because I like the red fox! Enjoyed your bear sighting story. I have yet to visit the Shenandoah Valley..
martieCZ rated for Creative Happy Mail on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: WasnΒ΄t sent and received. Will gladly rerate if you are back and send swap. Hope everything is OK with you.!
Response: I understand the rating.... but please know, as you can see from my consistently good rating prior to September, that I am a reliable swapper and have good feedback. I was no longer on Swapbot abruptly because my mother is Terminal and hospitalized and I had to go home (out of state) to deal with the situation. If you would like me to go back and send I can so this rating can be changed? Please contact me back or respond here with that you would like me to do to resolve this. Thank you for your time and my apologies but sometimes life simply gets in the way of hobbies.
JadeFan rated for PAL 2 - INT on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: It is a lovely letter and tea. Thank you.
JadeFan rated for PAL 4 - INT on Sep 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Not sent, not received.
Response: I understand the rating.... but please know, as you can see from my consistently good rating prior to September, that I am a reliable swapper and have good feedback. I was no longer on Swapbot abruptly because my mother is Terminal and hospitalized and I had to go home (out of state) to deal with the situation. If you would like me to go back and send I can so this rating can be changed? Please contact me back or respond here with that you would like me to do to resolve this. Thank you for your time and my apologies but sometimes life simply gets in the way of hobbies.
Amandlyn22 rated for FAST Swap - get/improve rating on Sep 16, 2018
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Response: I understand the rating.... but please know, as you can see from my consistently good rating prior to September, that I am a reliable swapper and have good feedback. I was no longer on Swapbot abruptly because my mother is Terminal and hospitalized and I had to go home (out of state) to deal with the situation. If you would like me to go back and send I can so this rating can be changed? Please contact me back or respond here with that you would like me to do to resolve this. Thank you for your time and my apologies but sometimes life simply gets in the way of hobbies.
Nehalennia rated for Creative Happy Mail on Sep 16, 2018
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Comment: swap never marked as sent, also never received. After contacting you some days ago with no answer I have to give you a 1
Response: I understand the rating.... but please know, as you can see from my consistently good rating prior to September, that I am a reliable swapper and have good feedback. I was no longer on Swapbot abruptly because my mother is Terminal and hospitalized and I had to go home (out of state) to deal with the situation. If you would like me to go back and send I can so this rating can be changed? Please contact me back or respond here with that you would like me to do to resolve this. Thank you for your time and my apologies but sometimes life simply gets in the way of hobbies.
Rosa1 rated for Color yourself calm #2 US only. on Sep 15, 2018
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Response: I understand the rating.... but please know, as you can see from my consistently good rating prior to September, that I am a reliable swapper and have good feedback. I was no longer on Swapbot abruptly because my mother is Terminal and hospitalized and I had to go home (out of state) to deal with the situation. If you would like me to go back and send I can so this rating can be changed? Please contact me back or respond here with that you would like me to do to resolve this. Thank you for your time and my apologies but sometimes life simply gets in the way of hobbies.

Rating Overview

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Comments

SouthsideTracie on Jul 14, 2019:

You are a mean and thoughtless person. I'm sure you'll be a great mental health therapist (sarcasm there). I have a list as long as my arm of reasons I could use for late and flaked swaps. I join what I can manage and I've never sent late, never flaked. Save your whiney and self-righteous excuses because you won't get any pity from me. Shame on you and shame on any swap host that allows you in her swap.

sassafrass on Jun 21, 2019:

Yes, life does happen. We all have things happen suddenly or unexpectedly, but it's how you choose to handle things that make a difference and prove you are genuine. You have signed up for one of my swaps, along with many others, despite the fact you have (8) 1 ratings. Those are swaps you owe people. You really need to contact each of them and make up all those swaps you flaked on before continuing to sign up. Because of how you are choosing to handle your situation, looks bad, and I think a lot of hosts would not allow you in their swaps. On the other hand, if you had things happening and you get to work on making things right, instead of signing up for swaps, that shows true intent and would make all the difference in the world. You shouldn't be asking people to contact you. This is your situation to straighten out, and it's not up to them to check and see if you've come back. I hope you will do the right thing and work on resolving things.

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