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marhod5

marhod5
Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: July 18, 2018
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States

Swap Info

I received a "1" rating for a Stuff the Mailbox Swap. I have tried to contact my partner multiple times, but she has not logged in since March and has not responded to any of my messages. I would like to resolve this as soon as possible. Please bear with me as I try to fix this problem!

Also, please let me know if you don't receive a swap. I will do my best to make it right.

About Me

I'm a librarian, book lover, aspiring writer, and rescued dog owner. My dog is an american bulldog/boxer/pit bull mix, so I love anything with bullies on them.

I love writing and anything that goes along with that, like pens and stationery. I have lots of both! I also just discovered fountain pens. I always thought they were very expensive and out of my reach, but I have found some inexpensive ones that I enjoy practicing with.

When I was a child, I had an uncle who encouraged my reading and writing. He always gave me books as gifts and he wrote letters to me all the time. It was so much fun sending and receiving letters! As I got older, I sent letters to my friends, but no one ever reciprocated. I eventually stopped, but I kept buying cards and paper. Now I am glad to meet people who are excited to send me letters too!

Some other things I like: Coffee (especially dark roast) and tea. Anything with cups and saucers and coffee beans and tea bags on them. My favorite tea is lapsang souchon, which no one else I know likes! It's really strong, so I understand, but it would be nice to meet someone else who likes it. I love other hot drinks too, from hot chocolate to cider.

I also love traveling, so anything with maps on it, or British or French things is nice. I have travelled extensively in the US, for business and for vacations. I have only left the US once, when I drove to Winnipeg, Canada while on a business trip. Seattle is my favorite place that I have been to. I love Seattle! Someday I hope to go to travel abroad and go to places like London and Paris and Australia. Or pretty much anywhere!

My favorite color is blue. I especially like blue and yellow together like a Van Gogh painting. I love him!! I like impressionists like Monet too. I like all shades of blue from teal to navy. I also like cool greens and purples. I'm not a big fan of red or orange, but they are nice sometimes, like for a fall display.

Favorite Music

My favorite kinds of music are grunge and alternative music, but I also like many different kinds of music, from classical to bluegrass. I love all the Seattle bands from Nirvana to the Presidents of the United States of America. Pearl Jam is my most favorite. They rock! I love all the 80s hair bands and one hit wonders like Men Without Hats. Safety Dance is the best! In recent years, I have gotten into alternative country. A local body shop has a monthly open mic where people play bluegrass and string music. So much fun! I always love to experience new music.

Favorite Books

I like a wide variety of books but science fiction is my current favorite. I love Neal Stephenson and William Gibson. I really enjoyed The Martian and Ready Player One. Ender's Game is a brilliant book that everyone should read, whether they like science fiction or not.

I also like mysteries, especially ones where I can't figure out the ending. Some favorites are Dick Francis and Robert Galbraith (People make fun o the books cuz they are written by JK Rowling, but they are so good!).

And speaking of JK Rowling, I love the Harry Potter series. Another series I love is the Stephanie Plum series. Quite a combo, I know, but they are both so good in their ways! I enjoy listening to them on audio in my car.

I love traveling and reading about traveling. I even love to read tourist guidebooks! Bill Bryson is my favorite travel writer. I love funny travel memoirs.

I belong to a book club, and I love it. We choose the books together, and sometimes people pick books I would never read on it my own. It is interesting and challenging to read books outside my comfort zone.

Favorite Movies

A wide variety!

*The Matrix

*Sense and Sensibility

*Singing in the Rain

*Safety Not Guaranteed

*Bride and Prejudice

*The Edge of Tomorrow

*Minority Report

*Persuasion

*National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

*Whale Rider

*The Incredibles

*The Princess Bride

*Monty Python and the Holy Grail

*Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)

*Health documentaries like Forks Over Knives

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV these days. When I can, I try to catch Modern Family. I'm a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the tv show), The X-Files, Will & Grace and Frasier. I love all of the remakes coming out!

I don't have cable or Netflix, but the local stations show lots of old reruns that I love. I also watch a lot of PBS. I love Nature, Frontline, and Masterpiece Theater. If only Downton Abbey hadn't ended! That was such an amazing show. I love the PBS cooking shows too, especially The Jazzy Vegetarian and Patti's Mexican Table. Patti is just charming!

Favorite Crafts

I recently started Bullet Journaling. I have also bought my first fountain pens! I look forward to using them to write to new friends. I have always loved journals, notebooks, writing and stationery. I also enjoy crocheting and cross stitch. I can knit, but not very well. I much prefer crocheting. I like crafting, but I am definitely a beginner. I have had to make crafts for my job at the library, and they turned out OK, but I have never done them on my own. I'm fascinated by the videos I've seen of pocket letters, happy mail, and flip books. I'm excited to try making all of them. And I just took my first Zentangle class! I've bought a few Zentangle supplies and I look forward to making more tangles.

Things I Like

Here are some random things I like:

My new favorite obsession is mason jars!

Washi tape! Where has this been all my life?!

Butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, bees, and other cute bugs

Owls, foxes, frogs, turtles, elephants

Renoir, Matisse, van Gogh, Monet, Klimt

Vivaldi, Bach, Liszt

Cute aliens (not scary ones)

Musicals (Hollywood, Broadway & Bollywood)

Astronomy and outer space

The ocean

Underwater creatures, especially cuttlefish and octopus. They are amazing!

Healthy vegan food

Ratings

SanVHM rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - DOTS on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Mary for all those awesome dots in all the yummy colors!! It was hard to pick from my stash too. It's warm and sunny here too, hasn't rain for weeks now here. Hope you have a great summer!!
e2java rated for Scattergories PC Swap - B on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: This was a lot of fun. I loved the postcard and your answers.
user3654 rated for Scattergories PC Series - M on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I just found this PC in on one of my son's gym bags (I'm not even going to ask him how it got there, or how often he cleans it out because I really don't want to know!). I really do love the mushroom PC and am so glad this series is running again! Thanks again!
Response: No worries! I'm sorry I didn't catch this myself sooner. I hope it didn't smell too bad! :-)
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Comment: Thanks!
stephanyhocc rated for Washi Tape Swap #5 on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: thank you for your washi samples! ❤️
TangledInMegs rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC, Mary! :)
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #13 on Jul 15, 2018
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neecie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #108 on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: hello! i enjoyed learning of your lovely weekend - some work + some play! the notecard & stamp were a good combo ... it was a welcome mailbox surprise!
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #107 on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your weekend with me! Hugs, Diane
Bridgette rated for Washi Tape Swap #5 on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful samples! I occasionally order from Amazon when I am looking for something specific, but mostly I get it from Hobby Lobby when it is 50% off. I especially love it when I find coordinating papers and other stuff to go with it!💙
KatKit rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #106 on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Love libraries! Have not seen Princess Bride but think I will have a look. Hope you have many great weekends to come.
Rimbar rated for Join 7/6, Send PC 7/7~US Only on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: 07/10/2018-Ty ever so much for making this PC personal. I love butterflies. Happy swapping.
schiggy13 rated for Washi Tape Swap #5 on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the zinnia fairy PC and for introducing me to Zani, VA!
SannyBunny rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Jul 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much. You're the second person today, who wroteshe's obsessed with washi :D I buy mine at Amazon, Aliexpress, Joom, Wish, Ebay.. There are so many places :)
federfuchs rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Jul 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the washi tape! I usually buy washi tape in some craft supplies stores, but also sometimes online. I am thinking about buying some washi from etsy shops because there are some really pretty ones. But they are quite expensive, so I haven't decided yet.
Zefaniya rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #105 on Jun 24, 2018
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Comment: The cilantro lime rice beans sound good...I make cilantro lime quinoa :D
Response: Quinoa sounds good. I'll have to give that a try.
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Comment: Thanks for the wide variety!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard and message
Wildchild rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #13 on Jun 22, 2018
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Comments

LavenderSprinkles on May 12, 2018:

Thanks for condolences.

Drachenfrau on Apr 8, 2018:

Heya there,

I stumbled over your profile and really liked it. :-) If you ever want to do a private postcard-swap, let me know. Also I'm regularly hosting a Harry Potter-letter swap and maybe you are interested? You can find it in my profile.

Take care!

Moni

Kellpepper on Mar 12, 2018:

Hi Mary!

Thank you for the great planner swap! Believe it or not, I have never been to a Tuesday morning. You can bet I will stop by the next time I go to the city!

Thank you again, Kelli

Hugsie86 on Feb 23, 2018:

Profile quote #8

Positive thinking isn't about expecting the best to happen every time, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment. (Unknown)

Have a nice day! Hugsie86

Sahnetoffee on Feb 22, 2018:

Profil Quote #8

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

momma197464 on Feb 22, 2018:

Hey there from TEXAS,

Swap: Profile Quote # 6

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

Love and Hugs, Michelle

reauk on Feb 22, 2018:

Profile Quote #8

from reauk

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. —Audrey Hepburn

Unicornblitz on Feb 22, 2018:

Profile quote #8 (hiya)

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. -leon j. Suenes-

MidsummerDream on Feb 22, 2018:

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on” - Unknown

Profile Quote #8

MartaSoares on Feb 20, 2018:

"A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing, it can change your life." ~ Tobias Wolff

For Profile Quote #6 Hope you enjoy:)

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