Date Joined: August 12, 2014
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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I like to send mail & receive mail. Just not bills.
In the world of snail mail, there are few things more sad than a postcard with blank space. Seems criminal.
Don't even know where to start, but I love to read. I always seem to have 3-7 books going at once, including listening to audio books while I drive (though most of the time, I am listening to National Public Radio). One of my favorite book genres is what I call the "foodie travelogue," where I get to learn about both food & places. "On the Noodle Road," by Jennifer Lin-Liu, is one example of such a book.
I also like humor a lot, Carl Hiaasen is a favorite, Sarah Vowell's hilarious & informative looks into history, comics/cartoon collections, mysteries... lots of stuff!
Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert's Late Show (though I watch it on the website, since it's on too late)...I've started watching Trevor Noah's Daily Show online, too.
Also, I'm a lifelong fan of Sesame Street & its Muppet cast. I don't actually watch it these days, but still, I'm grandfathered in.
BEACHES. I'm not a sunbather; I love to walk along the coastline, explore tidepools, go whale watching, looking for seals, sea lions, & sea otters. Oh yeah, I'm an aquarium fan, too.
I spend a good deal of my beach time photographing toys--toys I have packed in with me! Kinder toys, Doraemon (and other Japanese manga/anime-related), odd, unusual, retro & fun stuff... it's a fun creative outlet, and an excuse to get out & enjoy fresh air. I have a flickr full of my shots.
I love to travel. I've been to several countries in Latin America as a child, several in Europe as a teen, and, recently, a few in Asia. Most of my traveling, though, is domestic: right here in California (as you may have guessed, I gravitate toward coastal regions), and also Hawaii (I often fantasize about making it home). Disneyland has been a frequent destination, too. Kinda domestic, kinda international, uh, right?
Favorite holidays/seasons: * "Spring Forward"/Daylight Savings Time! I love all of that extra light at the end of the day. * Spring & Summer * Lunar New Year * Dia de Los Muertos
Least-favorite holidays/seasons: * "Fall Back"/Standard Time: No, thanks! It's colder, it's darker, I'm sleepier & sadder. * Fall & Winter * Halloween * Thanksgiving (I try to be thankful every day, and I'm just not a fan of any of those supposedly-manadatory recipes. Canned yams with marshmallow? NO THANKS!)
Spooky-dookie stuff, zombies, gothness (when it comes to ghost/devil stuff, here's what I DO like: Casper, Spooky, and Hot Stuff!)
Since I was asked, I made one.
Okay, so after quite some time on the site, I see that a profile seems to be not so much for a true profile, but for a list of "I want this, I don't want that." SO, here we go, a first attempt at fulfilling that. In the interest of keeping things positive (and yet still cheeky), my dislikes will also be in the likes list. I like:
I was really uncomfortable writing that. Like anyone, I have plenty of things I like & do not like, but...oh, nevermind.
Of course, if I get anything I do not care for, I will say, "thank you, and then anonymously dump them off at the 'here, take this, I don't want it" counter in the kitchen at work! =)
In case you'd like to see my Postcrossing favorites: https://www.postcrossing.com/user/msgforjohn/gallery/favourites
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