Date Joined: April 10, 2011
Last Online: February 22, 2012
Country: United States
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Attention! Update: The month of June was CRAZY for me. It started with a wedding cruise in which my cousin for married, then five days after I got home my husband and I moved into our first home (in another state), my sister in law got married (we were in the wedding party), I took the teacher certification test for the state, and my car broke down. If things that I sent a few weeks ago were a little late, I'm sorry! Life happens but I did make sure to send it all when I could. Thanks :)
My name is Emily! My husband and I live in Western South Carolina with our two cats – Molly and William. I am a college graduate with a degree in Middle Grades Education, although I don't have any plans to begin my career this fall. Although I've only been on Swap-Bot for about ten weeks, I am not new to swapping. I've been collecting postcards since I was about 11 years old, and I've been apart of postcard swapping communities on Livejournal.com since I was about 15. I'm currently also sending postcards via Postcrossing.com and WallType.com. I'm mostly here to swap postcards and to meet nice people.
When it comes to music, there isn't a lot that I don't like, as long as it's not insipid pop, country, or rock music. I really like alt rock that came out of the 1960's, 70's, and 80's. I like old music – like stuff that no one remembers. I do like rap and hip hop but mostly the well known stuff from the 80's and 90's. I love 80's pop and rock. I'm starting to like some of the more “hipster” rock that's coming out lately too. If I ever need musical inspiration, I love listening to the World Café on NPR on Saturday nights. Lastly, I like “interesting” music, which ranges from funny to inappropriate to weird. Some of the musicians I like (in no particular order) are as follows:
Ultimately, if I can dance to it, I'll probably like it.
I like a lot of movies, but for some reason I can never think of all of them when I'm asked. It might be because at any given time I'm watching a movie, it's usually a documentary. But here are a few:
Television shows are a WHOLE other ball game. Since I'm not working, and my husband works long shifts, I've relied on the help of Netflix Instant and Hulu+ to help my television show addiction along. These are the shows I love and/or keep up with:
My senior year in college really took a toll on me in terms of crafting and hobbies. I used to scrapbook but I lost interest in it, but I know I'll get back into it one day. Whenever I have the time, I've been embroidering whimsical pictures on things like tote bags, bibs, hand towels - just simple stuff. I often browse craftgawker and get fantastic ideas but I never have the motivation to start them. Embroidery is fun, and it doesn't take a lot of craft supplies to commit to it. I've also started to learn the art of paper quilling.
Since the majority of the swaps I will take place in will be postcard swaps, here are some types of postcards I'd like to receive:
If I take part in a Type 3 swap, and you are feeling generous and want to send me something else, I would love:
I've been on Swap-Bot for only five weeks now, and have already received two "catty" messaged from different users either accusing me of something or another and giving me "ultimatums". If I signed up for a swap, you better believe that I sent it.
I also understand that life happens, and if you get behind on a swap and you have to send it a few days late, no biggie! If you have time just shoot me a message and let me know. I promise I will not be rude, catty, or condescending to you in my response. I would only expect the same kindness if it were me who needed some extra time.
I will not be posting a list on my profile of people who flake on me, because that just....takes up too much of my time, and it's ultimately futile. I will give 3's and 1's, but only if I haven't heard from you.
I promise I will rate ASAP.