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Date Joined: September 10, 2007
Last Online: February 8, 2010
Birthday: September 10, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

I’m Brigid, and I'm 23. I work in development for a nonprofit organization that helps "at risk" and homeless youth, and at night, I make jewelry. I primarily create fun, fresh, and sometimes funky bracelets, necklaces and earrings. I recently started making pendants and stitch/row markers, too. I live with my amazing boyfriend in an apartment full of my junk, though we recently moved to a larger place where I have a crafting room! My hobbies include baking, cooking, acting, reading, dancing, singing, and traveling. I'm a vegetarian, feminist, animal lover, Italophile and all-around pile of silliness. My favorite color is purple. I love meeting new people!

![CINCO](http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/sillybrigid/Cinco.jpg"Me and Grey")

I'm in love with this old hairy beast

![SULLY](http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/sillybrigid/IMG_0235.jpg"Angry Sully")

and this one, too.

Favorite Music

My favorite artists are Rilo Kiley, Ben Folds, Tom Petty, The Elected, Joshua Radin, The Shins, Dar Williams, Gary Jules, Cary Brothers, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck, Fiona Apple, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and the Dixie Chicks. I love indie rock and singer/songwriters and am always interested in hearing something new.

Favorite Books

My favorite books are "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Big Money" by John Dos Passos, "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov, "The Perpetual Ending" by Kristen den Hartog, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi, "This Boy's Life" by Tobias Wolff, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "The Te of Piglet" by Benjamin Hoff, "Lone Star Swing" by Duncan McLean, "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner, and "Colomba" by Dacia Maraini.

Favorite Movies

My top ten movies are:
1. Say Anything (1989)
2. Before Sunrise (1995)
3. Little Women (1994)
4. Spellbound (2002)
5. The Apartment (1960)
6. O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
8. The Graduate (1967)
9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
10. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Favorite Television

The only shows I watch regularly are "Lost" and the Thursday night comedies: "Scrubs," "The Office," "30 Rock," and "My Name Is Earl." I will admit to enjoying "America's Next Top Model", too. I also wish I still had cable so I could watch "Project Runway."

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting in general, though I’m just now getting into all of it. Currently, in addition to designing jewelry, I’m trying my hand at making cards and little books, crocheting, sewing, and collage/mixed media art. I want to foray into needle arts, paper making, and pretty much everything else, too.

Other things about me

I love Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz stuff. I'm also a huge Shirley Temple fan, much to my boyfriend's dismay. I'm one of the biggest chocoholics you'll ever meet, no joke. I also love sour candy, especially Sour Patch Kids. I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian, if that ever ends up mattering in swaps. I love animals of all kinds. I'm a Unitarian-Universalist, so I'm open to and interested in all religious beliefs, but similarly, I won't send texts trying to convert you if you do the same for me. If I could live any where in the world, it would be Italy, and I'm a traveler at heart. As a result, I love getting postcards and other souvenirs from around the world. I'm a genuinely happy, upbeat, optimistic gal. :)

Things I'd love to receive

I'm big on cooking and baking, so recipes or recipe cards would be awesome. I'm also chronically disorganized, so boxes/folders/etc. for my craft supplies and such would be lovely. I love monsters -- I like to pretend to be one, and my boyfriend pretends to be scared. Things with monsters on them or shaped like monsters would be way awesome. Snails are my other thing. I still carry a bag to work every day with two cutesy snails (named Stanley and Mortimer) on it. I make jewelry and LOVE to get supplies in packages (findings, beads, etc.). I also like getting jewelry made by other swappers because variety is nice. I'd also love supplies for crocheting (not knitting, though -- WORST KNITTER EVER), sewing, bookbinding (still learning), and any little paper or embellishing bits. If you live in Europe or any other thinking place that sells paprika-flavored Pringles, I'll be your new best friend if you send me some. I LOVE them but cannot get them in the US because some evil person at corporate won't sell them here.

Things not to send

I have only the most random allergies: dust, pollen, mold, macadamia nuts, hairspray, lots of perfume, and sun-ripened raspberry stuff from Bath and Body Works. I'm a vegetarian, as I mentioned, so things made with animal products (fur, leather, etc.) or food containing them (ingredients such as gelatin, beef fat, animal rennet, etc.) are not good for me. I don't like raisins or peanuts but enjoy grapes and peanut butter. I'm also not into kawaii or anything of that nature. In general, though, I'm not super picky. As long as I'm not allergic to it, I'll appreciate whatever I receive.


Comment: Thanks Brigid, lovely items xx
Comment: Thank you.. :) It's nice to read your story and yes the magazine is cool too.
thrach rated for 12 Months of Music CD Swap on Sep 22, 2008
Comment: Thank you. That looks great!
CADLady rated for Traveling Journal Round 3 on Sep 17, 2008
Comment: 'just 'cause. :)
marci rated for meet a new pen pal rating booster swap on Sep 12, 2008
kindbydesign rated for September Birthdays Swap on Sep 11, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the great birthday package! I'd forgotten about that store on etsy, so it really was a surprise!
LMM rated for Geography Lesson CD Mix on Aug 13, 2008
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I just found this CD buried on my desk :) I used Vienna on my CD too, as well as Bob Dylan. Great mix!
Comment: thank you it was very nice.
Comment: Hello from Australia! Thankyou very much for your fantastic letter! I will write back very soon - when work settles down a little! Lu xox
Mojo rated for Traveling Journal Swap round 2 on Aug 3, 2008
Comment: Thanks!! I had fun reading your section of the journal last night!
hippofairy rated for Your etsy favourites on Aug 1, 2008
Comment: thank you so much for the pendant! i love it! i wore it to work and already got a few compliments. :) thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad it got there safely. I'll give the seller a good review. :)
enzyme rated for PEOPLE WATCHING 201 on Aug 1, 2008
Comment: A dark turn, but an honest one, and one I liked reading. Thank you.
YarnTails rated for #1SB: Button Fairy! on Jul 30, 2008
Comment: Thank you! She's a doll! Thank you also for the tea and those cool stitch markers! The stitch markers are the first I've ever had.
Response: I'm really glad you like her! She was a blast to make. I hope you find the stitch markers useful. They save my sanity when I crochet in the round.
Ros rated for PEOPLE WATCHING 201 on Jul 28, 2008
Comment: Great description - creepy situation! I'm glad you kept an eye out while you were there!
Comment: thank you she arrived today- nice use of fabric- the blue stipes are perfect!
Kasasha rated for Geography Lesson CD Mix on Jul 25, 2008
Comment: Thank you for a great CD. And a heart for putting David Bowie and OutKast!
Moominbrooke rated for Geography Lesson CD Mix on Jul 25, 2008
Comment: Thanks! I look forward to listening. :0)
storylaura rated for PEOPLE WATCHING 201 on Jul 24, 2008
Comment: Really powerful story, thank you! I appreciate the time and thought you put into it.
momilani510 rated for Thrifted T-Shirts - INTL on Jul 14, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the silly shirt & thank you VERY much for the fabric squares! Hope you got something wonderful on your end! Happy swapping!
Comment: I got the journal yesterday! Thanks for the note encouraging some decoration. I'm going to have fun with this!
Response: Please decorate it up! I can't wait to see what it looks like. :)

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howunremarkable on May 30, 2009:

It's time for a second wave of feminist ATCs! Hope you'll join!

Degard on Feb 16, 2009:


I'd like to invite you to my new swap.

Lolita Bookmark Series

Please join if you find it interesting and please tell anyone you know of that loves lolita fashion as much as I do. Let's spread the Lolita love!

cobaltgypsy on Dec 31, 2008:

Wishing you peace, love, health, protection and happiness in 2009.

blessings, Gypsy

lw2dragonflies on Nov 19, 2008:

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you HI! hope you have a good thanksgiving!

aly on Oct 29, 2008:

Please come check out my Alice in Wonderland Lucky Parcel Swap


cobaltgypsy on Oct 26, 2008:

You're invited to join this Fabulous Feminists group swap

cobaltgypsy on Sep 21, 2008:

debbiesw on Aug 5, 2008:

Thank you for being my angel xxx

EmJayBe on Jul 29, 2008:

Hey fellow chocolate lover! Check out my Golden Ticket Candy Bar Swap when you have the chance; I'd love for you to join in!

neopostretro on Jul 21, 2008:

Back by popular demand the Etsy Favorites Swap. Also, there is a new contest in the forum. Please stop by some time and join in the Etsy Addiction!

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