I am taking a break from swap-bot for a while until I can get my health issues handled. I owe a few people swaps right now and will get those sent as soon as physically possible, but I will not be signing up for anything new. If you are one of the three people I owe a swap to, please know that it WILL get sent to you, I am working on it, I will not flake on you or screw you over. Stupidly late is better than never at all right? =\ I'm so sorry.
Hi there! I live in Nashville, Tennessee though I mostly grew up in Florida (Gators!) and have lived lots of different places. Right now I pay the bills by teaching middle school. This year I'm teaching 8th grade math after teaching language arts for the last few years. One of my biggest hobbies is Muay Thai kickboxing. My current record is 5-0 and I've even won an amateur title belt. I'm currently on a hiatus though due to having ACL surgery back in July. I plan to be back in the ring as soon as possible! :)
I'm really passionate about a lot of different things. One of the biggest would be Great Fox Farm -- an organic farm that I started last year with my fiance. My hope is to eventually stop teaching and buy land in the next 3-4 years and switch to farming and running a CSA full-time. I'm also really committed to being vegan and helping animals whenever I can. I live with my fiance and our three awesome cats (Trogdor, Sherman, and Roscoe) as well as an albino corn snake named Kosh. We volunteer locally at Nashville Cat Rescue trying to help other kitties find forever homes.
Being active is a big part of my life. Besides kickboxing, I really like running and hiking. I've run a few 5Ks over the last few years and am hoping to work up to a 10K next. I also like to bike and do yoga, though I am not nearly as flexible as I want to be! I played volleyball for five years in school and I still love to find a good game.
I am an avid reader and normally devour 100 or so books per year. I love live music and try to go to shows as often as possible. If "Trouble" wasn't already my middle name, then it would be "Wanderlust" as I love to travel and am always trying to plan my next trip. Besides working on different mail art projects, I knit, paint, draw, do pottery, do stained glass, carve blockprints, make zines, write letters, sew, and quilt. I get hooked on learning new crafts very easily and am constantly bouncing from one project to the next.
I always love the chance to set up private swaps with people, so feel free to drop me a line if you are interested! =)
Every year, I have a knitting club at school and teach as many 8th grade boys and girls to knit as I possibly can, but many of them can't afford supplies. If you have needles or yarn that you don't want, please let me know! They don't have to be fancy -- aluminum needles and acrylic yarn are fine!!! Thanks =)
I took Spanish in college long, long ago and would really like to relearn it! If you speak Spanish and would be interested in writing letters back and forth, please get in touch with me!
aesop rock, atmosphere, talib kweli, mos def, blackalicious, sage francis, saul williams, ani difranco, jonathan byrd, dead prez, proem, anais mitchell, pine hill haints, natchez shakers, this bike is a pipe bomb, morrissey, the smiths, paul van dyk, underworld, dj rap, m.i.a., anders manga, assemblage 23, vnv nation, covenant, abney park
amelie, royal tenenbaums, boondock saints, run lola run, equilibrium, secretary, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, garden state, bottle rocket, the life aquatic, holy smoke, the corporation, supersize me, go further
alias, battlestar galactica, the daily show, x-files, la femme nikita, aeon flux, red dwarf, firefly
ATCs, zines, bookbinding, sewing, painting, quilting, pottery, knitting, making jewelry. anything really!
Here are some of my favorite colors/themes: blue, black, silver, copper, stars, quotes, vintage, vegan/vegetarian, nature, herbs, gardens, victorian, goth, watercolors, mosaics, wolves, ravens, owls, black cats, Eastern/Indian themes, activism, motivational quotes (non-religious), bodies of water (especially rivers and springs), super tall trees, mushrooms, Alice in Wonderland, Nightmare Before Christmas, old books, libraries.
*Anything with animal products (I'm vegan) *Bible quotes/Christian stuff *Right-wing political stuff *Anything racist, sexist, or homophobic. *Anything super girly/cutesy/pink/glittery
*Vegetable and herb seeds
*Vanilla or cinnamon candles
*Embroidery floss, especially if it's variegated
*Yarn (anything that isn't animal-based. acrylic is fine!)
*Dry erase markers (for my classroom)
*Used postage stamps
*Fortunes from fortune cookies
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