Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: March 24, 2019
Birthday: October 25
Country: United States
Updated March 13, 2019
I have a job, in fact, two jobs. My title is Website Producer. I'm building websites for two nonprofits, pro bono. It's great technical fun for me, and a lot of work. Pardon my scarcity. I'll swap every now and then. I need to keep all that kawaii moving along.
I love the woods and mountains and the ocean. I live in Minnesota (I'm not from here) and winter is too long. My spouse is a professor and busy with research so I'm often finding adventure on my own. I don't have children 😢 and dote on my nieces and nephews.
My kitchen is my craft room. Someone said I'm fearless in the kitchen and that's true: I enjoy trying new recipes of all sorts.
In My Kitchen Today
This is the time of year when we're preparing for the Jewish holiday of Purim. I'm gearing up to make large numbers of Hamantaschen, triangular filled cookies. Our favorite fillings: dulce de leche dusted with pinch of kosher salt, apricot, and traditional poppyseed. After these are baked, given away, and consumed, I begin cleaning for Passover.
I love to travel. I am fortunate to have had opportunities to travel to many parts of the world. I lived in France 🇫🇷 and worked and lived in India 🇮🇳 and Israel 🇮🇱. When I'm away from home, I try new foods, explore markets, and meet local people as well as seeing museums and UNESCO sites. With Airbnb accommodations I go on and beyond the usual tourist haunts.
I read (mostly fiction by women) and work outside in our well-shaded garden. Alas, shade means lovely spring flowers and no vegetables. I watch films and TV programs on Netflix and Amazon.
Sorry, Zazzle and Christian holiday and legend postcards won't get hearts from me. Most others will.
My favorite kawaii has a face. I'd rather have an animal in an unlikely milieu than macarons, candy or beverages.
I am an appreciator of kawaii more than a collector. I use sheets from kawaii letter sets and memo pads for lists and notes around the house as well as the letters I send. I use lots of washi tape too. I collect sticker sheets, especially ones that tell a story. They are a little collection I tuck away.
I enjoy most characters, especially San-X. Two exceptions: poo and dogs' rear ends. My favorite characters: Kogepan Burnt Bread, Corocoro Coronya, Gudetama lazy (or depressed?) egg yolk, Sentimental Circus and Sumikko Gurashi.
I'm looking for kawaii books with faces. And puffins. How could all the kawaii artists have never thought to draw puffins?
The loose sticker flakes I receive go into a bowl on my desk. I decorate outgoing envelopes with these stickers: the sticker flakes you send me may head back to you. I use bone or teflon folders to rub sticker flakes flat on (empty) envelopes and postcards so they travel safely in the mail.
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