Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2021 1:18 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: April 19, 2021
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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Who am I?

Oh hai..When the caterpillar asks, “Who Are You?”, I’d reply, “I am tragic, unusual, and alive. I embrace life as a wonderland of nonsense, in which I can be a lost boy or a wild thing.”

At work, I am an Urban Anthropologist. Sorry, my career has nothing to do with bones, CSI, pottery, or dinosaurs. I am an Admission & Intakes Manager for people with Intellectual Disabilities! I love meeting with families, hearing their stories, and finding how to support their service needs.

My career philosophy...I heavily BELIEVE in Macy’s Santa, i.e why say no?! Just put the individual first and try to provide support-even if it’s not us there are so many people and places in the world; keep hope alive..

(How is this relevant to the swapping world? Well, I love funky post-its, day planner stickers, agenda coding-type items)

At home, within my wonderland, I enjoy promoting my husband and I recently became temporary respite foster parents to a variety of ages. Our organization focuses on re-building the family, supporting community, and growing stronger by learning from each other. We love hearing from fellow fosters because experience, history, and advice comes from the most unique places.

How is this relevant to the swapping world? Shy of a good letter to connect; whether it’s love, advice, inspiration, strength… we also could use stuff for daily projects; stickers, sensory-based items, black-out poetry, board game ideas, fidgets..swap it my way!

Beyond fostering, my identity is also Dog Mom. Yes, my dogs have their own Instagram (theunkforgettabledawgs). We recently lost our two senior medical needs pooches and adopted our first ‘real dog’ as we call her. A 3yr old pit bull mix, w.a big head, big floppy ears, and a bundle of loveable energy. I say real dog because this is our first experience with a dog motivated by treats, into long walks, who has the ‘zoomies’. It’s a crazy experience to suddenly have to watch out for food left on the counter, put up a gate to close off rooms, and not leave my slippers wherever I want…but gotta love that #dogmom life!

When my husband and I are actually home alone. No kids, dog finally taking a nap, we enjoy discovering treasures at thrift stores, finding a good tree to climb while hiking, playing volleyball, designing themed board game nights, and in between all of that reading non-stop.

Favorite Books

Books are my obsession. Books, book clubs, book blogs, goodreads (montigneyrules), sitting in libraries, etc.

I dream of bookshelves wonderfully organized.

i can list what i love to read forever & forever....

How does one even truly pick ‘favorite books’, ‘favorite genre’, ‘favorite author’? It is all so complex to breakdown…my attempt:

If I’m stranded on an island, I’d read forever over and over:

Haunted (chuck palahniuk), History of Love (nicole krauss), Starless Sea (erin morgernstern), Where the Wild Things Are (expanded edt. david eggers) & Alice in Wonderland

The books I recommend to people the most (not previously listed above):

Incarnations (susan barker), Brief History of the Dead (kevin brockmeier), Fever (laurie anderson), Reincarnation Blues (michael poole), & Forty Rooms (olga grushin)

Hearts, Stars, and Horsehoes

Other Things I Rather Enjoy:



-Blackout poetry

-Vintage postcards of people, where you guess what the true story scene is

-Pin-up girls

-Favorite color is purple

-List-based stationary


-Cooking; anything recipe related

-Washi Tape

Favorite Music

Skinny Lister. Greatest Showman Soundtrack. Of Monsters and Men. Will Varley. Flogging Molly. Flobots. Skrillex. Big D and the Kid's Table. Bad Religion, B.O.B. Chase Hoelfelder.

Favorite Television

I love watching Survivor (I've seen every season, I'm beyond obsessed).

Bobs Burgers is a close second obsession.

Psych, Are You Being Served? Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Dead Like Me, Parks and Rec., Meerkat Manor, Avatar the Last Airbender

recently, I've marathoned Dr. Who. Now I can finally commit to the awesome fandom!

My Maybe Not List

If you can please keep in mind:

I don't like ATCs

-No hats/scarves

-I absolutely hate dolphins

-I'm beyond terrified of birds

-I'm not a huge fan of animal print

-I don't eat peanut butter

-I think butterflies are ugly

-Christmas colors outside of December irk me


hppyjessa rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for reading my profile and writing a note you knew I would like! I'm adding your recommendations to my list! Thank you also for the teas! Happy swapping!
Jangonz rated for PC Swap - Books Read in March on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the recommendations, I am going to check some of these out.
Comment: Thanks for all the cute goodies, I love the outside envelope, great use of pages!
arystotle rated for 3 surprises in an envelope!♥ on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the items.
myancey rated for Animated character who am I swap on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: I guess spongebob!!! I did the same exact one. I hope u have a great day!
YolandiLetters rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #10 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Yay thank you!!!
Carollee922 rated for PC Swap - Books Read in March on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: I hated Moby Dick too
LaughingVixen rated for I Love This Book! Swap - April on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the book and tea. It looks like an interesting read. Hope you are doing well. Sorry this is a bit late. I must have not hit the save button the first time I typed this. Oops!
jenm487 rated for PC Swap - Books Read in March on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I'm so impressed you read Moby Dick.
Comment: Thank you for all the flower items. I especially like the handmade card.
riviwriter rated for Pick 3 Disney Mail #1 on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I opened it up with some of my students (4-5 year olds) at recess and it was very exciting :)
noone7212 rated for Quote PC Swap USA #14 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Lol, this card just came. Not sure where it's been since it's November postmark, but go USPS! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
MKayla rated for Disney's Who I Am Swap #6 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: This is such a fun swap!! My guess is Scuttle from the Little Mermaid!
Response: It was just Ariel, but they all really make sense haha
mchesser12 rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #61 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Venus postcard and sharing what you would want to listen to if the world were ending.
mariewilliams810 rated for Monthly Planner Swap: March on Mar 27, 2021
AceInBeautyland rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #10 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I feel like you really read my profile. The Alice post cards were amazing!!
grannysimpson rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #10 on Mar 16, 2021
sharingpostcards rated for Sticker Slapped PC #10 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: i love the stickers and the postcard thank you!
takehimaway rated for Tea & Inspiration-March on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for being so mindful of my migraines. I can't wait to try these teas, and I already have something in mind for the peace sign sticker!

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SioneSloane on Apr 6, 2021:

I am sorry that you don't like ATCs, it is good to know it will find a new home and not in the trashcan. I ran training programs for FC workers, Foster Parents, and Children's Welfare for years. I commend you on your household and your family.

Enjoy the love and foster warmth!

hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

riftvegan on Jun 5, 2020:

Thanks for the great bonus card for Postcard Roulette June 2020! Happy to get those old postcards moving!! Have a fabulous weekend!

earthnk on Sep 24, 2018:

I no sooner clicked send on your rating when I looked over the Disney papers and figured it out. Look forward to trying this game. Thanks again!

Ramya on Jun 16, 2018:

Thank you for joining the Uniquely Me #1 Swap! ✨

njstauter on Mar 31, 2017:

ohmyhazey on Apr 29, 2015:

I knew it!!! #5 is something I have never heard of but wasn't sure. So cool that I got it right! =) It was so much fun receiving your card and joining this swap. One of the best swap I have joined so far! =) So you really do have a pet pig huh? That's awesome!

ladydy5 on May 2, 2013:

Hope you enjoy doing Thriftstore Find 36

Jbrooks351 on Apr 29, 2013:

I hope you enjoy your scavenger hunt items :)

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