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thegypsie

thegypsie
Date Joined: July 14, 2011
Last Online: November 14, 2017
Birthday: June 19
Country: United States
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About Me

Group founders and officers: DO NOT BOTHER INVITING ME TO GROUPS WITH QUESTIONABLE SWAPPERS!!! I will not join and I am getting tired of being invited to groups with bad/questionable swappers.

I have a butt ton (technical term) of kawaii/Japanese/Korean stationery. If you would prefer my letters to you are NOT on that type of stationery please let me know. I know not everyone enjoys cutesy crap so I can use some other stationery to suit the taste of all my pals.

I am not very good at intros and 'about me' type stuff, I always feel so mechanical writing about myself unless it's directed to a specific person.

I work as a computer network technician for a local high school district. My little family is pretty much my husband, step-son (13), and two little dogs. I love visiting my mom and making dinner or lunches for her to take to work. I like taking my little beasties on long walks and watching them run off their leashes at the dog park. My husband and I share several of our hobbies. Our favorite is 'artsy crafty' time, which I to use for writing and paper crafts. I have a quirky and sometimes dark sense of humor. I enjoy going to dinner or on dates with my sisters and brothers. We like getting together for family dinners when our schedules permit.

Hobbies: running, swimming, cooking, board games, writing, anime, manga, K-dramas, listening to music, pottery wheel and traveling.

Pets: two awesome chiweenies that I would die with out.

LIKES: snail mail, tea, music, fruity scented lotion, laughing, trying new things, my family, robots, unicorns, rainbows, space, stickers, stuffed/vinyl toys, candy, food, good beer, board games, theme parks, music, meeting new people, learning about other cultures.

DISLIKES: die-cut memos and die-cut letter sets (unless Kogepan), kawaii with real people or animals, rootbeer, black licorice, ephemera, heavy floral perfume smells, dirty work stations (I am a computer technician, nothing worse than food/finger crust on equipment I have to touch), not being able to find ingredients to try out new recipes, unattended children, dry skin, getting sick, stuff that smells like animal waste (I have a sensitive nose and I have gotten stuff from swaps that STINK of cat urine/litter box), religion, politics, cleaning (no I am not messy, I just hate cleaning), country music, Ranchera/Tex-Mex music.

No inmates please.

No folded letter sets please. I collect letter sets and like them undamaged.

Please no bath salts or bubble bath. My lady parts do not agree with those items and alas I don't get to enjoy the relaxation of bath times :( But I would be more than happy to send you those items if you chose. My lady parts thank you in advance.

Favorite Television

I don't have cable at home so what I watch is from Netflix. My current long time series is Naruto (I read the manga as well). I recently got into K-Dramas.

Currently watching: Sherlock, Once Upon A Time and Stained Glass

If you watch anime (or K-dramas) and want to suggest me something, feel free to leave me a comment with your suggestion.

Favorite Movies

I am a big John Hughes fan so pretty much all of his movies I am in love with. I love 16 Candles.

Dune is my favorite movie of all time, I think because I was so young when it came out and I have great memories of that time in my life. I enjoy reading other Frank Herbert books as well.

I am a big fan of Miyazaki, I think I like Castle in the Sky the best. I mainly enjoy animated movies, not necessarily Dream Works or Pixar more foreign based animated works.

I also enjoy Psychological Thrillers, movies that get you thinking but are not overly gory like the unending dribble of Saw movies.

I like indie films and foreign films too, subtitles do not deter me.

I am a huge fan of 80's movies too. Princess Bride will always be a classic 80's flick that I can watch over and over.

Wish List

*Kawaii Stickers (non-brand and non-Japanese ok)

*Nyanko, Kogepan, Domo, Awachan and Mameshiba Kogepan

*Tea

*Unico the Unicorn (and all related characters, Kuruku and Beezle are my faves)

*Snacks

*TokiDoki

*Pens that have anime or manga related theme or are scented or cute colored

*Cell phone charms

*Stationery (Korea/Japan only)

*Kawaii, prefer letter sets, large/small memos, sticker flakes. I also enjoy extra large memo pads.

*Robots

*Unicorns

*Geek/Nerd Humor

*Anything space or alien related

*Regional snacks: sweet/salty/savory/spicy.

I could do without anymore Sanrio unless it is Kerropi and I am a bit fatigued of Rilakkuma as well unless space themed. I have more than I care to admit at the moment. I am okay with Korean Kawaii.

I am not affiliated with any religious or political organization so I politely request that any of those types of items are not sent to me. Also I do not participate in any religious holidays with the exception of Christmas and I only celebrate it as a secular holiday due to family obligations.

Flaked on by...

No one likes to be flaked on. I will always send out my packages on time and if for whatever reason there is an issue let me know.

@Delfin36 flaked for Stationary Swap! my awesome coordinator @msadanaga was able to angel the swap for me.

@Pancakes for 5 Partner Sticker Swap #5 my swap coordinator @piglet59645 was able to angel the swap for me.

Favorite Music

I absolutely love music I have two exceptions: Country music I simply can not stand the twangy, whining endless romantic songs being sung by what sounds like Larry the Cable Guy. Tex-Mex/Ranchera style music, my father was in a Mexican Polka band and I have heard more crappy music than one should be expected to withstand in a lifetime.

That being said I actually do enjoy music from classical to techno, from black metal to experimental. I am always looking for new music to listen to and the music has to really wow me or the lyrics really have to reach me for me to make the music a repeat on my list.

Currently on my Pandora Shuffle Mix: Rabbit In The Moon, HIM, Korsakoff, Snake River Conspiracy, Babyland, Moka, The Black Keys, Royksopp, Soulwax, Legend Of Zelda, The Pillows, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Prodigy, Boom Bip, Shiny Toy Guns, Metric, I Monster, Ratatat, Crystal Method, Big Bang, The Chemical Brothers, Babymetal, Fischerspooner, Simon & Garfunkle, Dimmu Borgir, Paul Oakenfold, Apoptygma Berzerk, Front 242, Q Lazzarus & Garvey, Echo & The Bunnymen, Venetian Snares, Danger, Die Antwoord, A Flock of Seagulls, Pixies, She Wants Revenge, Mindless Self Indulgence, Christian Death, Freezepop, Radiohead, OMD, Ladytron, The Advantage, E Nomine, 2ne1, Kraftwerk, Wumpscut, Ween, Clint Mansell, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Coal Chamber, Belly, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Black Sun Empire, Infected Mushroom, Ima Robot, Skinny Puppy

Ratings

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Comment: So much to love. From the envelope on thru!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed what I sent.
sebastian122 rated for KSU Foodies on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Totally fab swap! Thanks for parting with some serious oldies, they're awesome!!
Response: If anyone, I knew you would appreciate some oldies mixed in with some obscure. ;) Glad it arrived safely.
paperpusher rated for KSU: Big Kawaii Swap! on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the lovely goodies!!! I appreciate you joining my swap! =)
Response: Thanks for hosting, I enjoy bigger swaps.
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Comment: thank you so much for the memos!!! I love them. all the love for the extra sticker flakes!!! *HUG*
Response: Glad you enjoyed the selection.
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Halloween in July!! on Aug 8, 2017
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Comment: What a wonderful huge package of spooky kawaii. I love them all. I needed some more ghost flakes. Thank you so much!
Response: I wasn't sure about the origami paper but you can always use the sheets for crafting too! I love ghosty stuff, glad you liked what I picked out for you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Rilakkuma letter sets! So much fun! I actually don't have any from the ones you picked for me. So fun!
Response: I am glad you liked them, some came from my trip to Japan 2 years ago. :)
oflifeandlists rated for KSU: Join now, Mail Monday! on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Finally was able to find the mail key and check the mail. Thank you for a great mix!!
Response: Thanks for rating. I hate when I misplace my mail key but its great when I can get to all my lovely packages.
starrycat rated for KSU: 100 Sticker Flakes #2 on Jun 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment and Extras!
Response: Thanks for rating :)
manders2280 rated for KSU: 100 Sticker Flakes #2 on Jun 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the sticker flakes. I'm sure you'll see some of them on envelopes I send to you!
Response: Looking forward to it :)
turboneko rated for KSU: 100 Sticker Flakes #2 on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute flakes and extras :D
Response: Glad it arrived safely. :)
JazD rated for KSU: 100 Sticker Flakes #2 on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: I just got a chance to actually go through all the stickers you sent for this swap. WOW you sent a lot of great stickers. I really love what you sent. Thank you very much!
Response: You're welcome. :)
fbresnah rated for Kawaii Letter! USA #11 ^^ on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the nice letter and memo paper!
Response: Thank you for rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the spoopy fortune Mouth! The jokes were cute and omg the little sticker flakes too!
Response: I was glad to finally break out some origami paper to use. I had a great time with this swap, I hope to see more flat envie origami swaps.
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Comment: I wish I could give you more hearts, Susie -- thank you so much for a generous, thoughtful envelope of goodies enclosed in a n equally as adorable envelope! (I'm saving the Lisa Simpson and Par avion stickers for my journal :) I really needed this burst of sunshine today. Thank you for helping cheer me up, and hope your box is full of similarly happy mail ♥
Response: I am glad you got some sunshine in your letter box. Mine has been mostly circulars lately so I am looking forward to more happy mail. :)
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 100 Sticker Flakes #2 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all of the fun sticker flakes! It was so fun to go through!
Response: I love going through sticker sacks too, so many wonderful treasures. :)
Judykkm rated for 62 Questions Letter Swap on Jun 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your letter! I enjoyed reading the answers to all you questions :) I also wanted to let you know that I will write you back real soon. Have a great weekend!
Response: I am glad you liked my letter. Sometimes I feel long winded but I like longer letters with explanations rather than short answers.
thenazka rated for Teabag Swap #1 (International) on Jan 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea bags and washi tape samples. I'm sorry it takes a long time for me to register it. I send you a message as my apology. Once again, thank you very much :)
Response: I appreciate the rating. :)
kacka rated for Teabag Swap #2 (International) on Oct 29, 2016
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Comment: thank you for the tea, i am so sorry for the late rating.
Response: Thanks for rating. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the teas!
Response: Thanks for rating. :)
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your tea!
Response: Thanks for rating. :)

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Comments

sal410cat on Jul 3, 2017:

I got the RAK pack today. You're amazing, this is so generous and amazing. Thank you so incredibly much. :) Happy belated Birthday, again!

sebastian122 on Jun 20, 2017:

raniheartspaper on Dec 25, 2016:

Have a safe & warm holiday season! Lots of love, raniheartspaper

sebastian122 on Dec 13, 2016:

Good morning!

JazD on Oct 30, 2016:

raniheartspaper on Oct 28, 2016:

halloween

ReadMoreBooks33 on Oct 28, 2016:

iamred on Oct 7, 2016:

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