I've just come back to the site after a 13 year hiatus. I left during a time when I was in a toxic relationship, and struggling with mental heath issues. I left a number of swaps unsent, and received some 1 ratings. I have reached out to all partners I owe a swap to, in an effort to resolve both unsent items and possibly the negative ratings.
Messages were sent to all partners on February 7, 2023. As of February 11, only one message has been read, but I have received no response.
If you have any questions regarding my swap history, feel free to message me.
I'm Renee, 47, mother of two twenty somethings and caregiver to my 85 year old mother. Furmom to 2 small dogs, 6 cats, and 1 guinea pig. During the summer I work in the kitchen at a summer camp. The rest of the year, I work at an animal shelter, mostly answering phone calls, doing customer service, and occasionally cleaning and caring for animals. I also work with my local high school drama club, doing costume mom duties.
I don't tend to be able to list favorite things, it's too hard to pick, put I'll try.
colors - if asked, i will usually respond that grey is my favorite color, but that's a little dull. i like fall/winter colors, muted shades. olive green, burnt orange, dusty rose, heather blue, slate blue, burgundy, wine, black is always good.
i like accesories; purses, socks, hats, pins, patches. anything shiny. i like useless pretty things, but don't really have space for them, so useful pretty things are better. i like wooden things, boxes, carved animals. anything that looks cool and different. i really like wearable art. I'm not real girly, prefer alternative, punky things, but anything different is cool. I'm tattooed and pierced, so things in that aesthetic are always good.
i love music. almost anything. not big on rap, and country in limited quantities. love anything 80's, almost anything punk and alternative, but i will usually listen to anything. and classic rock, i like any of that, back into the 50's and 60's.
i love punk covers. any song, any era, just a good punk version of it. i like it a little better if i know the original song, but since i know a lot of songs, it's not usually a problem. a good punk cover just cracks me up.
For the last few years, I've been reading a lot of fanfic. Supernatural, Shameless, Harry Potter, and recently, Our Flag Means Death.
i simply love to read. romance novels, any kinds, Nora Roberts, things you pick up at the dollar store. Anne Rice. books about vampires, werewolves, witches, anything that is original and not regurgitated nonsense. science fiction/fantasy. Terry Pratchet. Douglas Adams. Piers Anthony. young adult fiction. Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, the Redwall series. any type of magazines. manga. mostly shojo, not the cutesy stuff. i like stories with a little romance, a little supernatural, a good story line.
And i like punk rock history books. I have a copy of Get In The Van, autographed by Henry Rollins and Ian McKay. i don't even really have to be into the music, i just like the stories of rock life.
i'm a big ADD kid, and movies don't tend to hold me. i like a lot of the old 80's brat pack movies, romantic comedies, most anything with John Cusack in it. Labyrinth and The Princess Bride are favorites. i'll watch anything Disney or animated, but often just don't get around to it. Oh, and I love The 5th Element and Star Wars.
Now that streaming has taken over most televisions, that is largely what I watch. The ADD brain affects my TV viewing too, and I tend to do a lot of rewatching.
I do a variety of crafts, when the mood strikes. Knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, sewing, jewelry making, various paper crafts.
I live with my mother as her caregiver. My older brother lives with us, as well as my adult children, who are 25 and 23.
I'm pretty easy going, not a lot of things I really hate or am offended by
Rainbows Anything that represents the Alphabet Mafia. We are a proud LGBTQ+Ally household.
Cats. Octopus. Squid. Cuttlefish. Rabbits. Elephants. Most all animals, honestly.
Not a fan of licorice or cinnamon flavored things. Like almost all chocolate, most gummies, particularly sour things
Smells - I don't like anything too strong, I'm mildly asthmatic and anything too scented and heavy irritates me. But anything fruit scented or lightly flower scented is fine.
organic things. not organic like milk or meat, but like beads. organic as in made of an organic substance, rock, wood, bone. i also love glass and metal, but shiny stones and smooth wood are just really neat to me.
I'm not overly religious, but I'm also not offended by religious imagery. I prefer saints to Jesus imagery.
Old school, preferably retired, Build A Bears. My daughter has worked for them for 3 years now, so new ones come home frequently, but she occasionally searches ebay for discontinued styles, so if you have something you want to rehome, send me a message.
Pins. Badge buttons, enamel pins, anything cute or funny that could go on a messenger bag.
Vinyl stickers, the type you put on waterbottles and laptops. Ones that fit my likes or fandoms would be preferred, but I work at a summer camp, I can pass them off to counselors..
An astronaut pen. i don't know why exactly, but i want one. any pens would be great, actually, i work retail and you can never have enough pens. especially unique ones, so i know it's mine
craft magazines. pages, or copies of pages, are fine, too. i've seen the japanese craft magazines, with all the felt things, i want to try those things.
anything small and smooth. i like to carry polished stones in my pocket. if you can make them into a useful item, like a keychain or bookmark, you are doubly awesome.
i really like the Dover stained glass coloring books, particularly the little pocket size ones. i love cool coloring books, i just can't bring myself to buy them anymore.
Elephants. or rabbits. anything. wood, stone, t-shirts, underpants, notebooks, bookmarks. whatever. i like elephants and rabbits.
Squid/octopus/cuttlefish. again, anything with these on it.
ok, so you will never see one of those pretty lists here, like other people have, but i thought i'd put a little reminder to myself, and so anyone who thinks i should have sent them something can PM if they are not here.
if i've forgotten you, let me know.
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