Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 3:11 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States

About Me

I recently received a postcard for the Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #12. It's a lovely card of ocean waves from someone named Lacy, but no one named Lacy is in my partners to rate. If this is you, please let me know and I will happily rate you!

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.

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 cuz it's 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.

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 and 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. This has led me into the world of washi tape, fancy pens, and pretty paper. 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!

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)

Hollywood and Broadway musicals

Bollywood musicals

Astronomy and outer space

The ocean

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

Healthy vegan food


veronicallama rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #101 on May 25, 2018
Comment: I really enjoyed reading about your weekend. You have my dream job!
FaeSarah rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #12 on May 25, 2018
Comment: Hi Mary! Thank you for the wonderful postcard! I love it!!
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study ~ Friendship on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me in this Bible study! I am always thankful for my wonderful friends. Not only the ones I know in person but all the fantastic friends I have made through writing and sharing swaps with all of you! Thanks for your friendship! Hugs, Diane
IronHorse rated for Bible Study on Forgiveness on May 20, 2018
nsciambi rated for Scattergories PC Series - R on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
EmiEmi rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #12 on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
ericabella rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #99 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Mary! Thank you for the great notecard. We have a chick, too! I'm currently living at my dad's house, helping him take care of his baby hyacinth macaw. The baby had to be fed every hour, around the clock, Now he's up to every 4 hours. It's still exhausting, though!
Dragongrrl rated for IWTS: Why did I buy this? on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the washi samples! I ended up with a lot of my washi tapes the same way, I bought a lot of sets when I first started buying tapes! Now I'm a lot more picky, but I still have buyers remorse that I have to live with, haha.
Aynora rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #14 on May 16, 2018
jendoggie rated for CPG Cats & Dogs PCs - Global on May 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. That dog and I have the same haircut!
Response: That is awesome! : )
bellanonna rated for Scattergories PC Series - P on May 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks Mary for the pretty "palms" PC. I'm going to Mexico for vacation, and they make me anxious!! 😊🌴 And I like your list too!
MMark rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #98 on May 12, 2018
Comment: Love the note and that you and your mom visit your grandmother! So sweet.
ArtsyEm rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #12 on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Laney520 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #12 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute postcard!
Fabriqueen rated for PP: 3, 2, 1 GO! FLAT on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful planner stickers! I love them! Actually I love just about everything they have in Michael's. LOL! Thank you so much for sharing your answers with me! Hugs, Diane
Gatzcat rated for Tag! You're it! on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sending your letter. I will reply soon.
Elianalp rated for Newbie Friendly Happy Mail on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice things and thank you so much for resending! :)
Stacy97 rated for PP: 3, 2, 1 GO! FLAT on May 1, 2018
Comment: I love all of those stickers! Practical and cute!! Thank you so much!!
MarHelene rated for The Far Side Favorites - US Only on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Loved the cartoons!

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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!


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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