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hjem

hjem
Date Joined: August 2, 2010
Last Online: June 13, 2014
Birthday: October 13
Country: United States
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About Me

NOTE: i'm experiencing the resurfacing of some old and weird and difficult family stuff, plus my 20 year old cat is "suddenly" sick (shouldn't be a surprise). so, if i'm supposed to rate you on something and i haven't, i'll get to it. sorry for the delay. i'm trying my darndest to get all my swaps out on time, too. i feel really cruddy about this, y'all, i'm so sorry. ~jo


i'm a tech nerd who quit the rat race to go back to school for my RN. i'm still at the pre-requisite stage so don't ask me to save your life... yet!

most of my time is spent studying these days, but i love the break of creating, writing, and getting things in the mail. i love to travel, but with school i don't have the time (or money), so i'm hoping my mailbox will bring bits of the world to me.

i love the colour green... in shades found in nature... also orange and brown.

i do not love the colour pink.

i don't mind if postcards are naked or in an envelope. whichever way you prefer is fine with me.

i really dislike anis (black licorice) and melon, but love black teas, vanilla, rosemary -- earthy sorts of flavours.

i'm a fan of original fairy tails -- not so much the updated, organized, clean, well kept in line modern re-writes, but the originals where the scary woods last more than two minutes and not everyone is happy or even lives at the end of the story. historically i've counted russian fairy tales among my favourites because they seem to keep this darker aspect.

also, the Six Swans. we had a book of illustrated fairy tales when i was young and there was a photo of a girl in a net being flown by her six brothers who had been turned into swans. she had to sew them little shirts from nettles to make them human again, and not speak the whole time she did it. i don't think it's a popular tale, but i've always loved it.

i feel the same way about angels. in my mind they are solid and almost frightening -- really awe inspiring -- not soft and cuddly babies.

i'm taking organic chemistry, pathophysiology, and pharmacology this semester, so anything related to bones, muscles, science, microscopes, cells, molecules... etc., are perfect for me.

and, yes, i'm a 10 year burner. so, nice burning man related stuff would be cool, but not the plastic cord with three beads you got from some hippie in the middle of the night for telling him how to get home, please. :-)

Favorite Crafts

i seem to really like crafts, but i'm just not that good at most of them, yet! i'm hoping getting into swapping will encourage me to spend more time crafting and thereby get in the practice i need to get better!

i just learned to needle felt which is so. much. fun. i'm hoping to find ways to figure that into more of my swaps.

i can hardly draw a proper smiley face, so i'm sticking to stamps, fibers, beads, and writing for the time being.

my beau is a 'zine maker from way back and has been asking me what 'zine i plan to publish. right now i'm joining some 'zine swaps to get my feet wet and he's LOVING what i get in return. (as am i.)

Favorite Books

right now i'm reading a lot of text books about science. to supplement, i'm also reading non-fiction science related books like:

  • "survival of the sickest"
  • "body of work"
  • "stiff"
  • "the disappearing spoon"
  • "the great influenza"

some of my long term favourites are:

  • "the cheese and the worm" (bonus points if you already know what this is)
  • "the pirates! in an adventure with..." series
  • "flowers for algernon"
  • "seeing voices"
  • "the hummingbird's daughter"

Ratings

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Comment: I love your choice of books. I love Kathy Reich's books as well. I'm going to add " The Elegance of the Hedgehog" to my reading list. Sounds interesting.... And the "Understanding Pathophys." , I am so with you there. I had to read something similar when I was in nursing school and it made my brain hurt! LOL!
StuntMum rated for Inspired Short Story Swap #2 on Apr 11, 2011
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Comment: I can't believe I hadn't rated you for this yet!!! So sorry - your story was wonderful :)
pengrafyx rated for FEB: Once Upon a Mini-Zine #2 on Mar 17, 2011
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Comment: Got your mini-zines - really liked the retelling. Thanks!
jensquil rated for FEB: Once Upon a Mini-Zine #2 on Mar 14, 2011
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Comment: Coo interpreation on the drawings. I love the one of Snow White with the rabbit head! So freaky! Love it! Thanks! : ) I really like your binding too.
BoudoirTea rated for FEB: Once Upon a Mini-Zine #2 on Mar 14, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the mini-zines
mirabean rated for Mini-'zine swap #25 (February) on Mar 8, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the zines!
mirabean rated for Mini-'zine swap #24 (January) on Mar 8, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the zines!
babynavyblue rated for Mini-'zine swap #25 (February) on Mar 8, 2011
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Comment: Thanks!!
pengrafyx rated for Mini-'zine swap #25 (February) on Mar 2, 2011
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Comment: Thanks, Jo - got your minizines today. Had a good laugh about "attempts to get the baby to stop crying" - I have so been there - as a babysitter, since I'm not a mom. :)
OverMoon rated for Mini-'zine swap #25 (February) on Feb 28, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the zines, makes me glad I'm not a babysitter :D
MissMillie rated for Mini-'zine swap #25 (February) on Feb 25, 2011
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Comment: Thanks! Your baby crying zine is a familiar story....been there...done that.
papercaper rated for WPC40 - Sender's Choice on Feb 22, 2011
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Comment: A belated rating to thank you for the wonderful Miniature America PC you sent me back in December (sorry :X !) I too like looking at our countries from different perspectives. We're not the biggest and baddest like we think we are! Well, we're not the biggest. (Australia is almost the same size as the US, FYI.) One thing I thought I should point out: Australia's in Summer when you're going through Winter. Our Holiday season is a HOTTT one! Thanks again. :)
babbage1851 rated for Mini-'zine swap #24 (January) on Feb 9, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the minizine! You're a good photographer. :D
Corazon rated for Mini-'zine swap #24 (January) on Feb 7, 2011
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Comment: What a sweet theme for a zine! Thanks!
theannieHall rated for Mini-'zine swap #24 (January) on Feb 7, 2011
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donetta rated for ATC's through the ALPHABET - INT on Feb 5, 2011
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Comment: Great series...different, and eco-friendly! Thank you for the great extras, as well.
alexalgebra rated for Medical Minizine #1 on Feb 3, 2011
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Comment: Sorry I forgot to rate when I received this! I LOVED your minizine! So interesting!! Thank you!! :D
dylannika rated for I'm a Geek for... ATC on Feb 1, 2011
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Comment: I loved the way you attached your atcs to your note! I keep flipping through them!
Ereshkigal rated for Medical Oddity ATC on Jan 27, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC, it is an interesting interpretation of a medical condition.
lulubiz rated for Wheels ATC #1 on Jan 22, 2011
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Comments

beenebag on May 27, 2011:

Hi Jo, I was just going through my sent swaps file and I noticed this swap was still active (MiniZine #25) . I sent to you 2/15/11 and never got rated for it. The topic of my zine was HATCH/Dr. Sketchy. Please rate me if you received so I can archive this swap. Thanks so much.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Take care. Brenda (beenebag)

jannieb on May 5, 2011:

For the record....

PLEASE send mt flat stanley package to Betsy. I beg you!! I worked so hard on it & would love for her to have it. PLEASE!!

Also, can you PLEASE send my Orca back. My son is waiting & waiting for it. I don't care how late it is or anything. No hard feelings. I would just love to get it back.

Stuff it all in a flate rate envie...I'll pay the postage. PLEASE just send it back!!

jannieb on Apr 11, 2011:

PLEASE send mt flat stanley package to Betsy. I beg you!! I worked so hard on it & would love for her to have it. PLEASE!!

Also, can you PLEASE send my Orca back. My son is waiting & waiting for it. I don't care how late it is or anything. No hard feelings. I would just love to get it back.

Stuff it all in a flate rate envie...I'll pay the postage. PLEASE just send it back!!

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2010:

CLICK HERE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from The 'Crafting Queens' group~

groundhogstamper on Nov 23, 2010:

I didn't expect you to send me a replacement ATC for the broken bird one, but what a lovely surprise it was to find it in my mailbox. Thank you so much for going above and beyond to make me smile! Marsha

mslovender on Nov 9, 2010:

good luck to you and your boyfriend for his fairy book. Hope to get a copy of it. If it will be published next year. :)

LadyStephanie on Nov 9, 2010:

Thank you for sending your kaleidocycle early. Hope you had fun putting it together!

ChelseaLake on Oct 17, 2010:

Hey! I was just browsing profiles, and saw that you're working towards an RN. That's wonderful! I'm actually working on my EMT-B and EMT-P right now, so I'm with you on focusing on HC studies. I love A&P stuff too - my mom is an A&P professor. Thanks for joining my swap, and there will be more to come!

<3 Chels

wandaibenitez on Oct 5, 2010:

Obviously I made a mistake, SORRY!!!!. This was my first swap and I'm not familiar with the site. Deserves the 1 but, sincerely my english sometimes make mr tricks. Thounsands sorrys.

rabbitsdream on Sep 26, 2010:

lol you picked such a hard topic to draw

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