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kap397

kap397
Date Joined: May 17, 2010
Last Online: August 30, 2014
Birthday: June 3
Country: United States
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About Me

** MAY 2014 **

Man it's been awhile since I've been on this website. To be honest with you all, the reason that I fell off the radar and that I wasn't able to fulfill some of my swaps was that I was dealing with a substance abuse issue (Please note that I mention below that I enjoyed sitting back with a stiff cocktail watching Intervention...). I have (thankfully) been sober since 2010, and I have been thinking a lot about the things that make and have made me happy. The swap-bot community came to mind, because this has always been such a great place for people to get mail, send goodies, and be connected in an inclusive, artistic, positive community. I'd like to become a part of this community again.
Unfortunately, I cannot repair damage done by missed swaps. That said, I would like (beginning in June 2014) to angel 2 swaps a month for the next year. That would make me feel better about the fact that I let so many people down, and it would help people who may go without have a smile on their faces.

That said....

Here's a little about me: my name is Kate and I live with my boyfriend Chris and our two dogs, a little Pekingese who has stolen my heart named Bella, and a big ol' lovebug of a labradoodle named Scruffy. We are a happy family, and I am hopeful that we will continue to grow, laugh, and love for years to come.

I am a fun-loving, karaoke-singing, bingo-playing, good book reading, so-bad-they're-good movie watching all around kickass chick.

things I enjoy - my puppies, writing letters, singing, acting, candles, Netflix, the colors green, pink, grey, black, purple, Halloween, Christmas, the macabre, witty banter, black tea, traveling, tattoos, Brian Froud, Edward Gorey, the company of my brothers, wearing dresses, make up, false eyelashes, gay people/culture, inclusivity, baths, nice smelling soaps, necklaces (20''-22'' chain), earrings

things I dislike - mushrooms, coffee, chipped nail polish, rudeness, most scifi, role playing video games, cats (I'm allergic)

Favorite Music

musicians (in no particular order, and just a taste...) - The Beach Boys (with Brian Wilson), the Smiths, the Magnetic Fields, Bjork, Britney Spears, Muse, Mazzy Star, Aimee Mann, Joy Division, Radiohead, the Pixies, Simon and Garfunkel, Mamas and the Papas, Queen (with Freddie Mercury), Dusty Springfield, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Bjork, Mumford and Sons, Serge Gainsbourg, Kelly Clarkson, Airborne Toxic Event, Portishead, Interpol, Florence and the Machine, the Velvet Underground, the Cure, Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers), David Bowie, Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, the Pet Shop Boys, Blondie

Favorite Directors and Actors

film directors (in no particular order) - Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Leni Riefenstahl, Stanley Kubrick, John Waters, Buster Keaton, the Coen brothers, Wes Craven, Tim Burton

actors/actresses (no particular order) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helena Bonham Carter, Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, (old school) Jack Nicholson, Steve Buscemi, John C. Reilly, Christian Bale, Jennifer Connelly, Katharine Hepburn (I was named after her!), Rex Harrison, Drew Barrymore, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep

Favorite Movies

I think that I am - at heart - a horror movie fanatic. I love B-grade horrors, slashers, psychological thrillers, anything along those lines. I also like independent films, documentaries, old black and white films... my friends joke that I'll see anything...

The following is a list of (some of the) movies that have informed my view of the world, or just made me really, really happy:

  • Last House on the Left (the original)
  • When a Stranger Calls (the original)
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Metropolis
  • My Life Without Me
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Fight Club
  • Happiness
  • The House of Yes
  • Labyrinth
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Lion in Winter

Favorite Television

These days, I find myself in love with Bates Motel and Hannibal. In fact, I think that Hannibal might just be the best program that is currently on television.

I am still totally into cartoons -- some things never change. The cartoons you would find me watching are (and this is by no means a complete list) Family Guy, South Park, Venture Brothers, Moral Orel, the Boondocks, Squidbillies, Ugly Americans, American Dad, Metalocalypse, Futurama, Regular Show, China IL, Archer, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time

Tag Swaps

I enjoy tag swaps and so I will list the tags that I am currently in. When I receive a tag from someone I will always thank my tag partner on their profile. Once my tag to my partner has been acknowledged (otherwise how will I know it got to you!) and I have received and acknowledged my partner, I will remove that swap from the list.

TAGS SENT

  • Tag Something! (US Only) -- (waiting to be tagged)
  • Christmas Cheer Tag -- @2bneat (hasn't gone out yet)

TAGS RECEIVED

RAKs

So, I want to participate in RAKs, and the first I decided to do was on June 3, 2014 - my birthday. Ten lucky swap-botters were chosen to receive a Profile-Related RAK. To keep myself straight, I'm writing their names here, so that I can make sure I stay up-to-date, and so they can see when I send! If you don't receive any RAKs in a reasonable amount of time, please let me know. I know it's not a rated swap, but it still matters to me :-D

My Swapping Promise

I will send all of my swaps on time, and with the best of intentions. I hope to put a smile on your face and if there is ever any concern or complaint, I will address it immediately.

I also know how disappointing it can be to send something off with your whole heart, and not get any sort of acknowledgment. Therefore, I promise that I will rate every swap that I receive. If I haven't rated you, feel free to give me a little nudge!

Ratings

Elliepatterson rated for Senders choice PC swap #8 on Oct 18, 2014
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Comment: I am so sorry, I never received this swap. Once I do I will re-rate.
5
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Comment: Thanks!
MTNesters55947 rated for Senders choice PC swap #8 on Sep 22, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Briggy13 rated for Senders choice PC swap #8 on Sep 1, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Sorry for the late notice. I love you card. Thank you
flynnfrogg rated for Senders choice PC swap #8 on Aug 27, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Norman Rockwell card. I love it.
Response: :) i'm so glad you liked it!! you're welcome xx
5
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Comment: Great swap, def worth the wait, thank you
Response: :-) i'm so glad you liked it, and thank you for your patience!!! i'm glad it got to you so quickly. (you should definitely check out la papierre on etsy!) xx
georgiafae rated for tell me about your username PC on Aug 15, 2014
5
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Comment: Yes that was an interesting story-it's funny how habit sticks with us!
Response: :) that was a fun swap! and thanks so much for the rating and the <3!!! xx
Casmi rated for Random Postcard Swap - Intl (Aug) on Aug 12, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you!!! I LOVED the 'Make Way for Ducklings' card! Boston is only about an hour from where I lived most of my life, and your card was a breath of air from home - it is going up by my desk at work to make me smile through the day.
Response: :) that's so awesome -- i'm glad that you loved it!!!! i love those statues so much, and i LOVE boston!!! thanks so much for the rating, and the heart!!! xx
5
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Comment: Thank you for the really cool Boston pc. Who knows what happened to the first one you sent - maybe the postman really liked it. :-) thanks again for the re-send.
Response: woo hooo!!! so glad it got to you, and glad that you like it :) thanks so much for the rating and the <3 !!!
Brettmarie rated for Easy Newbie Swap #4 - USA Only on Aug 10, 2014
5
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Comment: LOVE the postcard you sent, thanks for everything :)
Response: YAY! i'm so glad :) thanks so much, for the rating and the heart!
ToshaV rated for Senders choice PC swap #8 on Aug 9, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the post card and Yes my house has definitely looked like that quite a few times!
Response: :) hahaha thanks for the rating!!! hope you're having a great weekend xx
pne rated for Where You Live (PC) - Intl (Aug) on Aug 6, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for your Boston card and for telling me a bit about your day—I enjoyed reading your message! P.S. Please include the month name with the swap, I got two ‘Where you live’ postcards on the same day and they were for different months :)
Response: haha! oops -- good suggestion! thanks so much, i'm glad you liked the card :) xx thank you for rating me!
Sunshineandrainbows rated for Pick 3 Swap - August on Aug 6, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you so much Kate for everything you sent me especially the skull card and the cute homemade envies. :))
Response: :) you're welcome!!! i'm so glad that you liked everything -- i <3 those skull cards!!! and thank you for enjoying the envelopes as well - i just recently got into making envelopes!!! xx thanks for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: :) You're welcome, and thank you for the heart!!! xx
5
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Comment: Thanks for the PC, Kate! I liked knowing that you enjoyed reading my profile, and I wish you the greatest of success in your program. Philippians 4:13
Response: thanks :) I admit I had to google that passage, but it's certainly one i've heard, and one i'd do well remembering! xx thanks for the <3 too!
teadrinker rated for You Are Beautiful on Aug 4, 2014
5
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Comment: I loved reading both of your lovely, long letters! Thank you for the pretty butterfly stickers and stationery!
Response: Thank you very much! I didn't realize I was sitting at the edge of my seat, hopeful that my openness wasn't creepy to you!!! thank you for the rating, and the <3 -- i'm glad you liked it!
5
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Comment: Oh, fun! Well, the little dogs are adorable- how can we help but fiddle with them? My shihtzu has a topknot and a bow, but she doesn't seem to really mind. ^^
Response: oh my goodness, that's too adorable! yeah, i have a wardrobe for bella, and i'm not sure she's particularly appreciative! ;) thanks so much for the <3
5
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Comment: Thank you!!
Response: you're welcome! and thank *you* for the heart! :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the multi view from Orlando. I love that city.
Response: I'm so glad! I've only been once, back in high school for a music competition :) maybe i should go back… i'll wait 'til winter, though!
bck rated for Baker's Dozen Postcard Swap - US Only on Jul 20, 2014
5
rating
 
Response: thanks so much for the rating and the heart :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.8069 111 11 12
Completed Fives Threes Ones
82 138 0 7
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 53 25 0
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Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

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Comments

StarMouse on Aug 23, 2014:

Welcome back!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Aug 10, 2014:

haiku25 on Jul 20, 2014:

Congrats on your awesome rating, Kate!

nebularly on Jul 5, 2014:

I can totally deal with being friends, @kap397 :) Hannibal is amazing and I know so few people who watch it!

liortega on Jul 3, 2014:

Thank you so much for the birthday rak! I love my stamps! Dandelion girl is my first rubber wee stamp and I love her! You made my day!

Hannelore on Jul 2, 2014:

Hi Kate. Thank you for the birthday RAK! I really love all the stickers you've send me. I can use them very good for my sticker slams. Thanks, thanks, thanks, greetings from Rotterdam, Hannelore.

Kaylah85 on Jun 30, 2014:

Your most embarrassing moment card was so funny! Just wanted to let you know that it made my week :) :p

KatarinaNavane on Jun 27, 2014:

Thank you so much for the washi tape RAK! One of the most fun things to do with it is decorate the outsides of swap envelopes with it, but it's fun to use in collage too. It's basically just fancy masking tape. I will have fun with these, thank you again!

trula on Jun 27, 2014:

I honestly don't know what to say. Some things you put on your profile but know that no one is ever going to get it for you...but you got me these pens! Thank you so much...my old ones are just starting to dry up. These are perfect for accents on collages and gelli prints. I really can't thank you enough! ###Happy Birthday!###

Nevermore on Jun 25, 2014:

Thank you so much for the amazing RAK- happy birthday!

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