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flowersmakemesmile

flowersmakemesmile
Date Joined: December 20, 2008
Last Online: August 3, 2013
Birthday: August 1, 1987
Country: United States
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Flaker Note!

A note to my fellow swappers and swap admins:

I am a flaker, I have flaked on fourteen swaps. I want to get that out in the open. I took on more than I was able to deal with physical or emotionally at that point in my life so when I fell apart a lot of other people were affected by my choices. It was inexcusable and I’m sorry for it. I still owe all those people and I am working to make it right with them. It has been almost two years since then, and I would like to start swapping again, since I did enjoy it before my life got so complicated. I hope you all can see fit to give me another chance.

Regards, Marlie

About Me

So, the basics, I am college student in my early twenties. I live in northern Alabama; I have lived here all my life. I have a used to have a part time job as a waitress in a restaurant at the airport. I quit my job because my boss was, well there isn’t anything nice I can say about him, and I needed to be able to focus on school. I live with my parents and really enjoy the days I get more mail then they do.

I love flowers, obviously by my username, all kinds, but my absolute favorites are lilies, ranunculus, zinnias, and roses. I colect purses and costume jewlrey, espicaly vintage (or vintage looking) rinestone broches.

My favorite colors are jewel tones, deep purples, silver, and gold.

Favorite Music

I love music, but hate concerts, I know weird right. I am never without my iPod. I listen to it while I drive, while I shop, basically all the time.

Showtunes, I love musicals!

I listen to so many different kinds of music. The groups and artists I like, in no particular order, are: Coldplay, Scott Joplin, Christina Agulara, Linkin Park, Katy Perry, Ingrid Michelson, Enya, Muse, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, The Black Ghosts, Blue Foundation, The Choir Practice, The Mountain Goats, Honeyhoney, The Kills, Pink, Metro Station, and many, many others.

I am slowly but surely becoming a music person, which is kind of a surprise to me. Any time you want to send me music feel free, whether it is just music you like or your own band, I want to hear it.

Favorite Movies

I love musical, golden age of Hollywood movies, and costume dramas. My mother says I watch movies for the clothes, and to a big extent I do.

Really though, I like any movie with a great story that I can get into. I hate the big action movies and horror/slasher movies that barely have enough plot to hold them together. I like a movie that has character I can get attached to. Mostly I go to movies that have a book attached to them, so I can spend more time with them.

To list a few movies I like are: Pride and Prejudice, Serenity, Imagine Me & You, Saved, Eulogy, Twilight, ‘Mystery, Alaska’, Stardust, Armageddon, Underworld, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Marie Antoinette, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Fish Called Wanda.

Favorite Television

I don’t watch all that much on TV.

Pshyc, Project Runway, Pushing Daises, Scrubs, The Office, South Park, The Venture Bros, and my current obsession is Ledged of the Seeker, because I have read the book it is based on.

I also really liked the Tinman mini series that came out last year, and the canceled shows Dark Angel and Firefly.

Favorite Books

I love books. I read most genres; I love the classics, fantasy, and sci-fi. I have recently really enjoyed books written by Jane Austin, Terry Goodkind, Stephanie Meyer, Orson Scott Card, and Anne George. I am always looking for a good book to read.

Favorite Crafts

I really prefer fabric crafts: fashion design, sewing, quilting. I also knit and crochet. I am trying to find information on how to make lace.

I like to draw but I really don’t have much of a talent for it outside of designing clothes.

Sewing is the best and my favorite. I love to get new fabrics, plain and patterned cottons, as well as fabric with texture, for making dolls. I make a lot of clothes so I have piles of fashion fabrics, buttons, appliqués, and lace.

Other Random Notes

My full name is Marlena. My initials are MGM. I also go by the nickname Gigi. I was born in August, so my birthstone is peridot, thought I don’t really care for green.

I really would appreciate if you added a personal note, telling me your name and some information about why you signed up for that swap or why you set me what you did.

PLEASE make sure you include your swap-bot username and the name of the swap some were on or in the package or letter.

Things I Like To Receive

If you are looking to send me something for a swap these are some general things I would like to get.

-anything flower related -vintage ad/ memorbilia -fabric -ribbon -appliques -Postcards -ATCs -CDs -ATC blanks -Exotic/Intresting papers -Purses -Vintage knicknacks -Earings -Religious items/information(any religion) -old photos-black and white, sepia -rinestone/costume broaches -gummy candy -chocolate bars- without nuts -all shades of purple

On a very specific note I would LOVE a necklace with Gigi on it.

Please don’t let these things limit you in the slightest, if you have something you want to send me, send it. I like most all styles goth, punk, religious, kawaii, it is all good with me.

Things I Do Not Want

I am not such a big fan of some things, and some I have no need for.

-Brown -Lime Green -Shoes-I have large weirdly shaped feet -Licorice candy -Dark chocolate -Soaps/lotions- unless it is a natural product -candles- I can't use them where I'm living

Ratings

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nginn1 rated for Postcard w/Song Lyrics #4 on Oct 12, 2013
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Comment: Update 10/12/13: Postcard from partner arrived today with a postmark of July 23rd. No idea what happened, must have gotten lost in the postal system. Still never replied to my messages, but I did receive my swap! 8/10/13Contacted partner to inform her the PC was not received, but user has not been on since 8/3/13. Will gladly re-rate if I get anything!
Discordia rated for Postcard w/Song Lyrics #4 on Jul 28, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the translation of the lyrics! I'm definitely gonna check out this video on youtube :)
bevincliodna rated for Movie Log - July on Aug 17, 2011
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Comment: I had a slow movie month in July too, for some reason. I cried during the Snape part of Harry Potter. It's totally the end of childhood.
NixNax rated for Facebook Friends #3 on Jul 30, 2011
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leilx rated for Random Wikipedia Pages #3 on Jul 14, 2011
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iamrushmore rated for Makin' a List #1 on Jul 6, 2011
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Comment: great list - loved the details and funny comments. especially loved the mystery of the coffee syrup. too funny!
taamy rated for Facebook Friends #3 on Jul 5, 2011
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ButterflyDreams rated for Facebook Friends #3 on Jul 4, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for a fun swap =)
faith131313 rated for Favorite Cocktail Email Swap on Jun 30, 2011
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Comment: I enjoyed the fun facts that you included! I had no idea that The White Russian didn't come from Russia, that is kind of funny!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard - my oldest son was a real space nut for many years, and we've been to Space Center Houston, but not other ones. (P.S. I hope your home escaped the tornadoes unscathed - I have a friend in Huntsville who lost power but the whole family was safe.)
BrokenChell23 rated for BEGINNERS LINE ATC on May 2, 2011
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Comment: Thank you :)
MeSo rated for It is a for the fun of it swap on Apr 15, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the great card. Love it
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Great memoir.
wickedfantasy rated for Favorite Book Email SWAP on Apr 14, 2011
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Comment: thank you very much for the book list!
dodothefairy rated for Favorite Book Email SWAP on Apr 14, 2011
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BearBahoochie rated for Favorite Book Email SWAP on Apr 14, 2011
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Joannascribbles rated for Favorite Book Email SWAP on Apr 14, 2011
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Comment: Great list, Thank you! :-)
draco rated for Favorite Book Email SWAP on Apr 13, 2011
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Comment: thank you for sharing. i might look into those books.

Rating Overview

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Comments

provadia on Mar 18, 2011:

Marlie,

Thank you so much for coming back and trying to make right on your swaps. Good luck! And I look forward to your swap and changing your rating.

xx Rossi

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