Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2019 6:07 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2008
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: April 7, 1987
Country: United States

About Me

I'm located on the island of Guam, a territory of the U.S. and can often be found running after stray cats in a desperate and pathetic attempt to pet them. I was able to successfully catnap a couple, and now spend my evenings biting them by the scruff so I can feel the vibrations of their purring through my teeth. The last half of that previous sentence is a lie.

Other interests: driving with no destination in the twilight zone, space cadetting, mixing through 8tracks, stroking vintage fabric, smelling newly striked matches, gargling, getting lost, staring out into the endless night sky, frequenting the post office, laughing at the wrong times, eating the fog, and drowning in my glass of water.



35mm film, the avant-garde, the crackle of dusty records, bright full swollen moons, bass and baritone voices, the bizarre, buttons (metal or brass and the occasional odd plastic button), bpal, cats, cigar boxes, candles, castles (not the cutesy kind), dream catchers, dark chocolate, dark comedy, envelopes, fashion, feathers, foreign snacks, glow-in-the-dark, handmade items, introvertism, linen, little curiosities, marzipan, musical dissonance, mix CDs, mail art, miniature perfume bottles, miniatures/dollhouse-sized items, the night, nonsensical letters/notes, nag champa incense, old surreal cartoons, obsolete technology, postcards, puns and wordplay, postage stamps, scents: pumpkin and clove, re-ment, soymilk mustaches, space, subliminal messages, subverted dream worlds, sealing wax & stamps, snail mail & surprises, tea parties, unusual finds, vintage items, vinyl records, zines (art and humor).


musicals, anime (although I did like Cat Soup), gluten/wheat (allergic), neon colors, sports, snakes, glitter, and the majority of Disney (can't stand the songs).

Favorite Music

All dependent on my mood. A mess of genres.

In general...
post-punk, psychedelic, experimental, avant-garde, dark ambient, lo-fi, minimal synth/wave, new wave, darkwave, garage, industrial, progressive, trip-hop, classic rock, electronic, old country, the blues, big band, crime jazz, noise, and some unclassifiables.
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/cat-dentures

I'm open to almost anything EXCEPT for modern rnb, modern mainstream country/pop/rock, j-pop/j-rock, and emo/screamo.

Favorite Movies

The surreal and the hilarious (intentional or unintentional)

Love everything by Jan Å vankmajer, Jim Jarmusch, and Wes Anderson.
Also: Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, The Coen Brothers, David Lynch and Claude Chabrol.

List of favorites: http://www.imdb.com/list/5MSJtTYuZk8/

Favorite Books

Animalia by Graeme Base
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami


I've started getting back into collecting postcards again, and am looking for mostly non-scenic/non-touristy pcs.
If you have anything even a little bit unusual, I'd love it. So far, the most unusual ones I have are a vintage holographic Japanese Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pc (from happypup, received through the Wishlist group), and a wooden Native American pc that my dad sent to me in 1996.

Other cards I like are: art or design, anything to do with space or the moon, interesting architecture, vintage (not a fan of those cartoon cards, though), and altered.
or you can check out my Postcrossing favorites to get an idea of what I like. (http://www.postcrossing.com/user/kymm00/gallery/favourites)

If you're not sure what to write, try something funny. Make the postman laugh! or cryptic. Make the postman wonder...

Oh, and please don't send me any oversized postcards. I keep my pcs in a special little box and would be sad if it didn't fit inside. haha.


For tea swaps, I prefer tea in bags since I like to collect the envelopes and tags. However once in a while, I'll have some loose tea especially if it's a unique flavor.
Some favorites are Darjeeling, Matcha, Spiced Orange Pekoe, Assam.
Dislike Earl Grey and anything with mint, bergamot or barley.
Other than that, I'm open to trying out new or unusual flavors! Love dessert teas, and love Pickwick.


Specific things I'm currently looking for and would love to receive (updated Oct 18, 2014):
* Canned sardines -- would love a can of sardines from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Norway, or France (skinless/boneless is a plus but not necessary)
* Candles -- Use them often and go through a lot so I'm not picky.
* Envelopes -- For sending letters. Colored or fancy envelopes are a plus but I'll take any.
* Hotel note pads -- you know, the ones kept by the bedside table? Yes, please.
* 35mm film -- Especially black and white, but color is cool too. I go through rolls like crazy. Fuji and Ilford are my favorites but I'll take any.
* Little curiosities / miniatures / dollhouse sized items -- Always looking for these and would love any.


I always send out my swaps. If I will be late, I will send you a message to let you know.
If you receive my end, and there are any problems at all, please send me a message so we can work things out.


Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mix of exciting tea bags that added quite nicely to my collection! There were some gems in there, some wrappers I've never seen anything like before! Finally I've also found the time to sort them and let them join my other tea bags in the folders where I keep them. I became a mother on December 20th you see, so until now there's just been too many other things to think about :) Thanks again, and take care! I hope we'll keep in touch and maybe arrange another swap in the future!
daarhon rated for Black Tea Tasting Party on May 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you! :)
daddysgirl1987 rated for TEAddicts (Int.) on May 9, 2012
Comment: thanks for the tea!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package I received the other day! They smell delicious and I'm lookng forward to start trying them. Perhaps we can swap again some time? Take care! /Elin
DorianaGray rated for Black Tea Tasting Party on May 2, 2012
valancy rated for Black Tea Tasting Party on Apr 29, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the tea and also the extra teabags!
hiddenjade rated for Altered postcard ~ sticker'd II on Apr 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard.
isabellasnow rated for Black Tea Tasting Party on Apr 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you!!
katsomerville3 rated for Altered postcard ~ sticker'd on Apr 13, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcards. You did a great job!
krittermom rated for Black Tea Tasting Party on Apr 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 different kinds of tea, I can't wait to try them!
honeyspur rated for Black Tea Tasting Party on Apr 10, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much - love the Russian tea!!
Comment: IT ARRIVED!!! I love all the little cute things and snacks, thank you very much! My favourite thing must be the little Rilakkuma stickers and also the Guam fish magnet oh and Domo-kun postcard too :D I really hope my swap arrives soon. >_< It was a big box and I'm really worried about it now. :((
Response: :D So happy to hear that it finally reached you! and I'm very glad you liked the stuff. I'm sure yours will be here in time. I once had a postcard from Russia take 75 days to travel. A bit slow, but I'm patient :} Thank you for the rating and, of course, for swapping!
marija rated for Instant Photo Swap on Mar 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you
kankalin rated for Comic-ified PC on Feb 8, 2012
Comment: Thank you very much for being so generous and sending me two cards... (You got me scared thinking we need to send 2). So I enjoyed both cards but especially the kissy B&W one. All the best
Comment: What a lovely package to come home to tonight. The teas smell simply wonderful and I am currently enjoying a cup. Thanks!
kittyh21 rated for Tumblr swap #2 on Jan 29, 2012
Comment: I followed you :)
Jordaaan rated for Tumblr swap #2 on Jan 29, 2012
princessunicorn rated for Tumblr swap #2 on Jan 29, 2012
Comment: awesome tumblr!:)
tishous rated for Tumblr swap #2 on Jan 29, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I'm 'tishous' on there and look forward to seeing your blog on my dashboard :) p.s. I tried to send you an ask but I think you may have it turned off...I couldn't get to it at all :(
Response: oh wow, thank you for bringing that to my attention! had no idea it was turned off. thanks as well for the follow. i'm also following your blog :]
strawberrymilkmade rated for Tumblr swap #2 on Jan 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the eloquent & friendly email introducing your tumblr. You're right, it's a very nice forum to share & save visuals! I love astronomy, too. This is my "home" page on my browser, as the image changes daily: ![http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/]
Response: thank you for the heart and for sharing that website! that's fantastic. got it bookmarked now :]

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piratecaptainmo on Nov 1, 2014:

Thank you for the wonderful assortment of teas and postcards for my October wishlist! They're great!

TeaNi on Feb 2, 2013:

thanks so much

for the January wish granted; it's a wonderful assortment of teas, and I can't wait to try them!!! :)

Vblarney on Jan 14, 2013:

image I'm glad it lifted your mood; although I still have no idea where I heard that poem or why I remember it!

piratecaptainmo on Dec 31, 2012:

Thank you for the teas for my December wishlist! I can't wait to try them!

MagicMuggle on Sep 21, 2012:

Hello! Just dropping by to say Hi! Hope you are well ;>

MommyKnows on May 29, 2012:

I received the Czar Nikolas II Premium St. Valentine tea to day. I can't wait to try it, but it will have to wait til morning. Thank you very much.

Vblarney on May 7, 2012:

image for the dreamcatcher keyring and the skull beads from my faves! My birthday was kind of blah, so this was a wonderful surprise!

Naeco on Apr 20, 2012:

Thanks for joining my tea swap! (=

bonbon on Apr 20, 2012:

Thanks for the teabags on wishlist

pickleme on Apr 17, 2012:

for all the awesome wishes! The cards are fun & colorful-great for my project. The family will enjoy the tea. And the beads!!! <3 <3 <3 I'm thinking about how I can incorporate them into a weaving project to show off those great eyes. Thanks!!

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