Financial upheaval derailed a few swaps. My plan is to make good on every single one as soon as possible.
IF I OWE YOU SOMETHING, I promise to get it out as soon as I can.
I understand if you feel it necessary to rate me down for this, but please know it was not by design and I will make good on every swap, so long as my partner is willing.
NOTE: I want everyone to come away from a swap satisfied with what I've sent. If not, please message me if you have any problems with a swap. I promise, I'll make it right.
I'm 33, live outside of Chicago and I work in the transportation industry. I am also presently a grad student in English Lit. I recently lost my 13 year old pit bull; I adopted a puppy to give some company to my two ornery cats (one of whom is dumb as a box of hair, bless his heart). I spend most of my time reading, writing, and just going wherever the wind takes me.
I've decided I want to be a Sweet Potato Queen when (if) I grow up. I love ancient history, steampunk, the Victorian era, and 1930's Hollywood glam. I'm fascinated with pretty much anything vintage! My favorite color is GREEN.
I collect religious medals, relics and jewelry, anything to do with Disney's Robin Hood, Tarot cards and playing card decks. I dig the spooky - vampires, werewolves, ghosts, monsters, anything creepy or goth. I like bats very much (I have two bat tattoos at this point with plans for more).
Favorite Books: It, Invisible Monsters, Wuthering Heights, Rachel's Holiday, The Sweet Potato Queen's Guide to Life, Dracula, Neverwhere, Dixieland Sushi, An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin, The Eyre Affair, The Forbidden Game, The Harry Potter series, Anything with vampires, demons, werewolves, etc, but not a fan of Twilight, 50 Shades, or any other Twilight-esque crap.
Favorite TV: NCIS (original and New Orleans), MAS*H, Gotham, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Firefly, Doctor Who, Sherlock
Favorite Movies: Empire Records, Clue, Interview with the Vampire, The Princess Bride
Favorite Music: The Ataris, Anna Nalick, Bottlefly, Counting Crows, Sam Cooke, Rufus Wainwright, Green Day, The Beatles, New Kids On The Block, Abs Breen, Three Days Grace, Robbie Williams, Jet, Shinedown, Lady Gaga, Michael BublÃ©, Jordan Knight, Five (5ive), Most boy bands, Blessid Union Of Soulsâ€¦ to name a few.
Favorite Characters: Yoshi, Good Luck Bear (Care Bears), Jack Skellington, Garfield (80's cartoon version), Jade from Beyond Good & Evil, Ice Climbers sprites, Spyro the Dragon, Any horror icons: Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, etc, Snow White and the Wicked Queen, Faye, Pintsize and Hanners from QC (webcomic)
I try not to be picky but I have a few allergies and things. Please to not send any...
Tea: For some reason, even the smell of tea, hot or ice or otherwise, makes me really ill. Fruit and herbal is fine as long as it doesn't contain any actual tea leaves. Red tea is okay.
Flowery Scents: I have asthma and seem to react badly to any floral scented sachets, candles, potpourri, etc. I can handle clean, crisp scents - cucumber, linen, etc.
I love anything with felt but I'm not fond of the pre-packaged kits. I sew my own ideas, making things up as I go along. A lot of it turns out kind of... odd... but that's okay - I like it that way! Also love putting together construction paper crafts, from collages to wall hangings, etc.