Date Joined: December 19, 2011
Last Online: May 22, 2013
Birthday: February 8
Country: United States
I might not be swapping as much, and I might be late on rating you, but I WILL RATE YOU!! Please just be patient!! Thank you so much!!
I am a high school English teacher, newly employed, but in my fourth year of teaching. I found a job here in OR, and avoided a long-distance marriage this year!!! YAY!
I love to bake, and am envious of artists. I make attempts to emulate my favorites, but know that I am not as talented as I wish. I love being creative, so I try to find outlets to express this part of myself.
I ONLY mark "sent" when I have physically either gone to the postal office in my local grocery store, or have dropped it in the mail. MYSELF. If I marked it "sent," it was sent. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you don't get my swap. I am NOT a flaker, and would hate for you not to get something I sent.
I'm also open to one-on-one trades, helping newbies, and angel-ing.
I really want to be an awesome swapper, and communication is key for that. I will make right any wrongs, but hope to avoid wrongs at all costs. I work really hard to put together swaps that I myself would LOVE LOVE LOVE, so please, when you get my item, could you please just rate me? I rate as soon as I sit down at my computer after opening my mail.
I love to read!!
Young Adult literature is a passion, but I also really love well-written nonfiction, literary classics, and interesting fiction.
A few of my favs:
Graceling Kristen Cashore
The Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins
The Thief Megan Whalen Turner
I am the Messenger Markus Zusak
13 Reasons Why Jay Asher
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor
Divergent Veronica Roth
Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafron
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Dave Matthews Band
OMG--new love: Downton Abbey (I LOVE IT!)
(I love murder, crime, death shows!)
(NFL on ESPN)
jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) (lately vintage earrings have been my inspiration--they make awesome bracelets!)
hair accessories (flowers/button pins)
I paint (more bright colors and abstract than realistic)
I am an avid baker, and am dappling in learning how to make better candy.
I am thinking about learning to sew after I helped my now mother-in-law make all the clutches for my bridesmaids.
I LOVE bright colors! Yellow & purple are my top two favorites, but really, any bright vivid color is awesome!
I am a Green Bay Packer fan. I seriously bleed green and gold. :)
I am originally from WI, and my love of all things dairy and bratwurst have not left me since moving to the west coast in 2007.
I LOVE the NFL, and MLB (Go Brewers!), and enjoy college football as well. I am an athlete myself, and have played for the women's professional football team here in PDX.
My husband and I have three cats (3 came with me and he had 1 when we met, but one of mine passed in 2009), I love my cats! We are non-smokers, foodies, and like good wine and beer.
Sometimes I wish I had gills because I love the water--especially the Caribbean, and if I won the lottery, I'd for sure be beach-bumming it for the rest of my life!
I love fizzy water, Coke Zero, caramel, and dark chocolate, but can't stand nuts, capers, and sushi.
I have a sense of humor and like the unique. I am super open-minded, not judgmental, and appreciate all forms of humor. I lean much more towards the left and am not religious, and prefer not to fight about religion or politics (because I'm right ;) hahaha), and would rather not have ideology thrown in my face by those who want to change me -- I am very accepting and don't try to force MY beliefs down others' throats.
I treat others the way I wish to be treated, and I don't have any intention of hurting or offending others. I am an adult however, and appreciate a good laugh--which sometimes can be from something deemed "offensive" by others.
If I do something that offends, irks, or irritates you, please let me know so I can remedy the situation (or at least defend myself).
Pride and Prejudice (both versions, but oh goodness-Colin Firth--YUMMY)
Sense and Sensibility
10 Things I Hate About You
Lethal Weapon (all of them, but I LOVE the last one!)
Beverly Hills Cop (only 1 & 2)
The Lion King
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Shakespeare in Love
All I Wanna Do
Bring it On
Walk the Line
While I am super open and love variety, I'd prefer non-kitschy, non-country, non-anime, non-hello kitty. I am also losing interest in traditional touristy PCs. Though, I'd like to have a full, 50-state collection and I have about six states so far. Yeah, I suck. :) I do LOVE the homemade PCs I've been getting from postcrossing.
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