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marhod5

marhod5
Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: September 20, 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 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

soccer8s rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Sep 25, 2018
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user4532 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #16 on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the "stay cool" PC! too true about the tab water coming out HOT! That always bugs me!!!! So can't wait for the cold too! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you!
bjansen rated for Slap A Stamp On It US Sept 2018 on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: Love the fox and tired of the hot weather too. Tomorrow it will be 70s for next 2 weeks besides one day that will be in the 80s so excited.
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #118 on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: My condolences on the loss of your grandmother :(
Response: Thank you so much. I hope my letter wasn't too depressing.
cherylld rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - September on Sep 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Hope you and your family are safe!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great assortment of washi!😀 It was hard to pick my fave. 😀 I can’t wait to use them.
Fabriqueen rated for PP ~ Tape Samples ~ Skinny on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tape samples! I love the skinnys too. Hugs, Diane
sherylk3 rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness 2 on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. The planner stickers will come in handy. I decorate my bullet journal with washi, stickers, stencils & I colour pictures and put them in. I use skinny washi for dividing lines on my weekly pages. Looking forward to trying the tea.
ChrisAnne rated for PP ~ Planning the Rainbow ~ Pink on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: Mary, thank you for an amazing swap! I love the pink and green combo. The owl post-its are so precious! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for this swap, love the PL cards you sent!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bows card
ChrisAnne rated for PP ~ Tape Samples ~ Anything Goes! on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a fun assortment of tapes! I absolutely adore the musical and the purple flowers!
polyk rated for IWTS: Summer Samples on Aug 26, 2018
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Comment: Awesome selection! Especially loved the ice cream one! Ty!!!
SanVHM rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - WIDE Tapes on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely selection of washi you send. I never had seen a swap like this as well. Have a great day!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #15 on Aug 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #15 on Aug 21, 2018
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myancey rated for Scattergories PC Swap - G - US Only on Aug 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank u Mary. I love the Mickey sticker and your answers. Have a great day. Waiting for fall /winter here in ga too.
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Comment: Love the washi! Can't wait to use them! And the card was adorable!!
user3654 rated for Scattergories PC Swap - E on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the "eyes" PC! And eating is my favorite verb, so that was a perfect answer to send me.

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Comments

MNJoviGirl on Sep 6, 2018:

I will see what I can find at my local DT for washi designs.

Jodie

earthnk on Aug 6, 2018:

Howdy-hoo! There is a SCOOBY DOO postage stamped swap winging its way to you as of 30 minutes ago 😊 Happy swapping~

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-

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