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Date Joined: March 4, 2011
Last Online: July 23, 2013
Birthday: October 27
Country: United States

About Me

I live in Western Washington, although will likely return home to New England at some time. I went to school in Quebec, for Stage Managing and Environmental Studies. I currently work as a house manager at a performing arts center and at a museum.

things I like? tea, making up recipes (I am a vegetarian and like to put thought and effort into good food), thunder storms, old radio shows, steampunk-ish aesthetics of rusty-ness and tangible technology, touch and textures, soft lighting and fireplaces, cribbage and scrabble, going to plays, owls, elephants, giraffes,

flavors/foods I like - liccorice, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, lavender, cardamom, burritos, coconut curry with cashews and pineapple, potatoes, salted caramel, cheese, fresh fruits and veggies fresh from a garden,

smells I like - rain and fresh air, baking bread, campfires, the air coming out of a laundry dryer vent

favorite colors: earthy, jeweltone, muted, rich colors - the colors of black and green teas, rusty metal, aged dark woods, fall leaves, the deep blue of a twilight sky, dusty/antique rose/blue, the light from a sunset

Things I dislike? cinnamon (I have a sensitivity), synthetic fibers, bright florescent lighting, really loud noises, science fiction, onions, heights, things with small holes (trypophobia issues - things like coral or pancake bubbles make me uncomfortable)

Some facts: I speak english, and have taken some french (and want to lern more) and like languages in general and like trying to learn little snippets As mentioned I am a vegetarian I have a pet cat named Motoko

Favorite Music

My musical tastes are varied - I like things that have layers to their sound. I tend to 'judge' music more on the melody and the piece as a whole than I do by the lyrics, although I do appreciate good lyrics. The things I have been listening to recently include: David Byrne Mumford and Sons Erin McKeown

My favorite sounds include: footsteps, typing, redwinged blackbirds, cat purrs, thunder, spring peepers, crackling of a fire

I don't like sharp/harsh noises, yelling screaming etc. and this applies to my musical tastes as well.

Favorite Books

Books are great. I love wandering through used bookstores and looking at everything and smelling the smell of old books.

I can't decide if I prefer hard or soft back books.

I like things that are more character and less plot driven. I have read a lot of Haruki Murakami, Nick Hornby, and Chuck Palahniuk recently. The Phantom Toll Booth and Kafka on the Shore are two

I like short stories too - little snapshots of someone's life or a glimpse into one particular event.

I tend to have trouble reading fantasy and science fiction, but if they are reccommended by someone whose taste I trust I will give them a try too.

Favorite Movies

Like with books, I like character based more than plot based movies.

I like mysteries and crime dramas. I also like the movies that are hard to wrap your head around (like david Lynch films).

I really like Cohen brothers and Wes Anderson films.

I like clasic films too - Hitchcock and film noir, the musicals are a lot of fun.

British comedy tickles my funny bone - I don't really like modern screwball comedies.

I tend to like foreign films because the actors look more like real people and because I like listening to other languages. My favorite foreign directors are Jean Pierre Jeunet, Lars Von Trier, and Werner Herzog.

Favorite Television

I don't really watch a lot of tv, but I do tend to work on craft projects to a background of Law and Order marathons...

I do like: MacGyver, Quantum Leap, Dexter, Pushing Daisies, Legend, Firefly, the Cosby Mysteries

Favorite Crafts

I really love making things with my own two hands.

I knit and sew (my own clothing and house hold things and gifts), I like trying to desig knitting/sewing projects.

Woodworking is fun too, but I don't really know what I am doing (not that it has stopped me from tackling projects with my father and grandfathers) and I don't really have the equipment.

I like drawing and painting as well, but don't tend to do a lot of it.

I like taking pictures - I have a film and digital SLR, and an Instant Polaroid, and have one or the other on my at most all times.


MrsDoubleA rated for Loose tea in a tea bag on May 28, 2013
Comment: Got it yesterday! The chocolate smells amazing, and the teas are really well packaged. I love your handwriting! Also, did I read it right? Do you have your own tea plant? Awesome!
Response: I sure do! It isn't really old enough to harvest from though, so I do so sparingly. I'm glad you liked them - they're some of my favorites!
mumsie rated for Loose Tea and a Recipe - USA on Oct 13, 2012
Comment: Just picked picked up my mail and your packet of teas was the first thing I opened. You have opened my eyes to a whole new world of tea! I can't wait to try them. I'm not sure which one will be first. I'm leaning towards the strawberry peppercorn. Thx/hearts for your thoughtfullness. Recipies look yummy. I forsee some baking in the next couple of days. Loved your note too, I want to go to a tea festival too. Sounds like a total blast... Again, many thanks for your delightful package...
iggygirl rated for Rainy Day kit on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: Phew glad it finally got here. You sent priority and it took them almost a month to deliver. Not your fault, the postal system fails. Glad it got here though. I love howl's moving castle and everything else looks great too.
aussielisa rated for Perfect Pasta Recipe Swap on Nov 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful recipes. I LOVE all the extras you sent. It was a pleasure to open and read through.
blufairy19 rated for Warm Woolens Swap on Oct 31, 2011
Comment: Absolutely LOVE my scarf!! I'm a huge scarf fan and this one is just perfect. Perfect colors and I love the pattern. Would you consider sending it to me? I'm a novice knitter, so anything that looks intricate but is easy sounds perfect. It's just the right weight, too, since I live in Florida. Thanks again so much <3
mathaholic rated for Sweet Tooth Recipe Swap on Oct 28, 2011
Comment: Thanks they look delish!
JenniferJuniper rated for ~Lets Have a Movie Night~ on Oct 25, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great movies. I have never seen them, can't wait. Also, thanks for the snacks. One kind for each movie. ;) Thanks, Jen
Saartje rated for Perfect Pasta Recipe Swap on Oct 24, 2011
Comment: Love the recipes. They seem easy, with not too exotic ingredients,and adaptable to the season's vegetables. I'm always on the look-out for easy vegetarian recipes as we're slowly converting to a meatless life style. Right now we're part-time vegetarians: 50% of our meals are vegetarian, and during lent we go without meat altogether.
sachi1987 rated for Sweet Tooth Recipe Swap on Oct 18, 2011
Comment: thanks for sharing those wonderful recipes:)
ellgee rated for PhotoHunt DEF on Jun 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you!
stitchsleuth rated for Envelope Surprises - USA on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: Beautifully done! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and handiwork!
wincejl rated for Fave knitting pattern! on Jun 1, 2011
Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to try it!
craftyfairy rated for Fave knitting pattern! on Jun 1, 2011
mumbles17 rated for Fave knitting pattern! on May 31, 2011
Comment: thanks so much - looks a nice pattern ( and doesnt seem to be too difficult ! - I hope !!!)
Response: you are welcome to let me know if you get stuck at any point and I might be able to help out. I am glad you like it!
rosiefsw rated for Make a pincushion! on May 23, 2011
Comment: Thank you Jessie for the large size pin cushion in lovely fabric. It will be just right for putting next to my sewing machine and helping to keep me organised (not an easy task!).
fnt123 rated for Private swap : feltedacorn & fnt123 on May 18, 2011
Comment: I've got your recipes :) Thanks!!
ladydy5 rated for Those who Love to take Photos Swap on May 17, 2011
Comment: Got more than one, thanks
Comment: Hi Jessie! thank you for the lovely photos! it was the kind of photos i like, and the card was really my style too! :D
jenotype rated for PhotoHunt DEF on May 11, 2011
Comment: I got your awesome photos...was really happy to have actual 'copies' of the letters you found!! Many thanks...keep on snappin'.
Mieke rated for Make a pincushion! on May 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you, I love big pincushions.

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paranormichelle on Jun 29, 2011:

I just wanted to let you know that I fell in love with the Harney & Sons tea you sent me. I was about to buy some online but I was in a town an hour away and they had the Paris flavor (my fave) in an upscale grocery store. I was so excited! Thank you for getting me hooked! Ha ha.

Mugsie on Apr 21, 2011:

Your "fat quarter" fabric swap is on it's way! And a great big "WELCOME"! You are going to love it here. Nice profile too, when I came I didn't even now about the profile until someone mentioned it to me LOL!

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