Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2021 9:53 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: January 27, 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


beachchicken rated for Wine Lovers - USA on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wine oven mitt! It will come in very handy. I love the way you wrapped it, it was a fun surprise to come home to today!
squince rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #5 on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: Love the cards!
patricia8288 rated for 5 notecards in an envelope #1 on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the notecards, and I love the creative envelope
CANNEKCUL rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #6 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Awww! Thank you so much for these adorable pinup PCs.
Response: No thoughts?
Scarlett3639 rated for Book lines in a notecard #5 usa on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the choices!
Lilyhax rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #6 on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: I loved the envelope. Thanks for the postcards.
Honeyloveart rated for RAK Destash #1 - January on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Congrats on the new baby in your life!!!
heidiblooms rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #51 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: I will definitely check out the books you recommended, thank you!
Ashzaller rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #4 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: thanks for the sweet postcards
nancylee rated for A gift from Krampus on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: I was rather amused at the irony of Krampus sending a while you were out type list during times when so much is closed- the little art pad was cool too and a good purse-size thank you
Carollee922 rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #4 on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending cards from my profile. I love them!
LibraryMaker rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #48 on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Baltimore is a great place! I love Hairspray so much! :)
mchesser12 rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #47 on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Lewis Carroll postcard and sharing about movies you didn’t like.
usctrojans79 rated for Unusual Postcard Swap on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
suepier rated for Quote PC Swap USA #15 on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and inspirational quotes.
Wildspoon28 rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap- November on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Ashzaller rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #6 on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: SO SORRY for the insanely late rating- as the year is closing ive gone back to make sure i have rated for my swaps! i missed this one. sorry!
Comment: I finally got the swap Kendall, yay! Thank you very much for the resend and love the PC's! Great choices!

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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 :)

LilacGirl on Mar 16, 2013:

Thanks for the awesome Happy Mail PC of the peacock! What a happy surprise :)!!

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