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elocina

elocina
Date Joined: December 22, 2009
Last Online: December 7, 2012
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

I live in the Boston area.

I have a masters in Library and Information Science.

I contribute/have contributed to several wikis (editable websites) including wikiHow and Recipes Wiki.

I love cooking, but don't have enough time to spend in the kitchen.

My favorite color is purple. I also love maroon, silver, red, pink, teal, sea/mint greens and navy.

I like shopping at Trader Joe's, local thrift shops, Target and Dollar Tree.

I like to play video games and own a Nintendo DS.

I'm trying to start up writing again, so anything that would help with that (books about writing, writing exercise ideas) would be much appreciated.

Favorite Music

I have diverse tastes in music, but my favorite genres are indie rock and electronica. Some of my favorite artists include: They Might Be Giants, the New Pornographers, Of Montreal, Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys, OK Go, Pansy Division, Air, Tori Amos, Ladytron and Stereo Total.

My favorite classical composer is Chopin.

I love finding out about new bands through Pandora. I'm also always on the lookout for new music.

Favorite Books

Since I do a lot of how-to and lifestyle writing I would love to receive cookbooks (particularly ones for healthy food) and how-to books (preferably beginner craft books or anything that was originally written pre-1923 or that's out of copyright). I would also appreciate any books about yoga (particularly a non-Iyengar style like Kripalu) and/or meditation. I have to start taking vitamins and have no clue what the differences are between different brands, so I would love a good reference book about vitamins,

Some of my favorite authors are Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City), Banana Yoshimoto (Kitchen), Nick Hornby (How to Be Good, About a Boy) and Barbara Kingsolver (Bean Trees, Prodigal Summer, Poisonwood Bible). I also love books about vampires. I would love to get Charlaine Harris' Club Dead or Breaking Dawn from the Twilight series.

Chick lit authors I really like include Marian Keyes, Jennifer Weiner and Candace Bushnell.

For non-fiction, I love Barbara Ehrenreich. I also love memoirs, including those of Jennifer Lancaster, David Sedaris, Nora Ephron and Sloane Crossley.

I really love manga, particularly Boys Over Flowers, Chobits, Peach Girl and Skip Beat among others.

I also like to read books about food, such as Julia Child's My Life in France, Julie & Julia and Ruth Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires.

Favorite Movies

Amelie, Network, Shall We Dance, Eat Drink Man Woman, Tampopo, Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Heathers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Blind Side

Favorite Television

Weeds, the Simpsons, 30 Rock, Glee, Greek, Veronica Mars, True Blood, United States of Tara, Project Runway, Make it or Break it,

Wish List

  • stickers
  • notecards
  • cardstock
  • empty nail polish bottles
  • white nail polish
  • exercise/yoga DVDs
  • foam stickers
  • unused postage stamps
  • a Sakura Micron pen
  • gel pens
  • Hello Kitty/Sanrio items
  • postcards (particularly nature, recipe cards, vintage ads, art or manga style)
  • books - particularly how-to, cookbooks, books on yoga/meditation, guides to vitamins
  • books on the Zone diet
  • bookmarks
  • green, white or herbal tea
  • recipes
  • card making/collaging supplies (including paper or cut outs)
  • Starbucks Via packets
  • dark chocolate - particularly Milky Way Midnight and Snickers Dark (although I also like Ghiardeli milk chocolate and Hershey bars)
  • Pocky
  • nail polish (particularly lilac, mint or gray shades)
  • gummy bears
  • Jelly Belly jelly beans
  • wiki wear/paraphenalia
  • crayons or markers
  • mix CDs

Ratings

megapanda rated for Fruity tea swap on Jul 28, 2010
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Comment: I sent her a message saying I hadn't received anything, but she never responded. If I receive anything, I'll change my rating.
catherine rated for Nostalgia Swap #1 on Jul 19, 2010
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rating
Comment: I never received anything, despite her many promises to send.
ndnchick rated for International PC Swap *QUICK* #2 on Jul 6, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Cambiel rated for June Bookcrossing.com Swap on Jun 30, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the book. Am looking forward to reading it :-)
texdel rated for Fruity tea swap on Jun 30, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Really enjoyed this swap. Thanks for the tea. CJ
debapaka rated for Thriftstore Find #5 - USA on Jun 28, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much, the thrift store finds you found for me were great! Thanks again!
5
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Comment: Great selection, thanks :D
LADYHIGHTOWER rated for Red, White and Blue Book Swap on Jun 22, 2010
5
rating
Comment: thanks and Blessings!
VampiraGirl rated for Pride Month - Book Swap on Jun 22, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks. ^v^
hydro75 rated for Scavenger Hunt Book Club-- June on Jun 18, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Good choice! Thanks for being in my swap! :)
candlesnob rated for 5-5-5 swap on Jun 14, 2010
5
rating
Comment: thanks!!!
jellybean5 rated for Trashy Romance Novel Swap #2 on Jun 2, 2010
5
rating
 
VallesAvallonis rated for Judge a Book by Its Cover on Jun 2, 2010
5
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Comment: This book looks GREAT! Thank you so much. I can't wait to start reading it. :)
Marian rated for 2 CHOCOLATE BARS on Jun 2, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much, it was great to try some candy from the USA, I'd heard our candy is much sweeter than yours and it is but I love those Charleston Chews. ^_^ x
5
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Comment: Thanks for the sweets especially the Reese's Pieces they are lovely, I am now addicted. Thanks again x
craftychick rated for Thrift Store Find #4 on May 28, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, the books are great....just in time for beach reading!
Vic5ive rated for I am coffee addicted swap #2!!!! on May 28, 2010
5
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Comment: Thanks A LOT! I don't even know starbucks has instant coffee!! Starbucks is somewhere I always feel comfortable and enjoy a cup of nice coffee! I love the Nestle instant coffee too! It's so generous of you send me the whole pack of it! I love it! P.S. Do your mom like Hong Kong? Wish you could come someday! I can show you around. Cheers, Vicky.
lotetree rated for Book Swap! on May 27, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much! I will enjoy reading this over the long weekend!
Pawprints rated for Cheap Postage Pick 2 ~USA Only~ on May 27, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! I really loved the Paul Frank postcards! I've never seen any before
Ryleighsmom rated for NO SPENDING SWAP #3 on May 26, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

VampiraGirl on Jun 16, 2010:

The Deadline for Pride Month - Book Swap was yesterday. I hope you didn't forget about me! :( ^v^

ButterflyDreams on Apr 21, 2010:

Hi :-D Just a quick follow up on the Postcards in an Envelope #9 swap. The deadline for this swap was April 12th but your still maked as not having sent this swap.

lois on Apr 15, 2010:

Hi there! Did you receive the "brighten my day" card from me yet? Should have definitely arrived, by now, but the mail has been disappointing me lately...so just checking. lois

mizvicky on Apr 13, 2010:

good

mizvicky on Apr 7, 2010:

froggy

Bucket on Mar 23, 2010:

Hi there! I see that you're interested in postcards - are you interested in map postcards? - there's a mega state map postcard swap coming up soon that will get you every card you need! Check out our group here and let me know if you're interested! Massachusetts is currently still available!

Tricia22 on Mar 13, 2010:

Hi Nicole, Thanks for the PC from PC Tag, very nice pc and I made the Brownies everyone loved them. :) Tricia

crescentia on Feb 15, 2010:

i like the way u introduce ur place. the CANDY and souvenir is nice. thanks!

Spencerette on Jan 6, 2010:


Thanks for joining Twilighters United.

disneyfreaksam on Jan 2, 2010:

Welcome to Swapbot.

Be prepared to be addicted

xx

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