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vahiggs

vahiggs
Date Joined: June 23, 2013
Last Online: April 19, 2020
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States

About Me

I am a musician in the DC Metro area who likes everything artistic. Music, art, dancing, writing, you name it. I'm an introvert, so this kind of thing (Swap-bot) is right down my alley. I did this years ago and LOVED IT - especially ATCs and the CD swaps. Looking forward to being involved in this community again, because it's so fun!!!

Favorite Music

As a musician, I'm pretty open, but I stop short of gangster rap and contemporary country. Genres, groups and performers I adore include: Pink Martini, Marc Anthony, Annie Lennox, Led Zeppelin, LL Cool J, Foo Fighters, Frank Sinatra, Brandi Carlile, Bajofondo, Boz Scaggs, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Lizz Wright, Alison Krauss, and the list goes on and on. I'm into musical theater, classical music (pre 20th century), neo tango, classic rock and jazz.

Favorite Books

I read constantly. The last book I read was Left Neglected (which was for book club, and was really great). Also, Gone Girl (awesome). My favorite books and authors include: Peter Straub, Anne Rice, Shadow of the Wind (if you haven't read, drop everything and pick it up!! NOW!!), The Kite Runner, Outliers and anything by Malcolm Gladwell.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy movies that make you think, not mindless and predictable plots, sorry - I know it's not a popular opinion. The only romantic comedies that I love include these very few: You've Got Mail, Kate & Leopold (though I'm not a big Meg Ryan fan), Notting Hill, and maybe one or two others. Otherwise, I kind of avoid them.

Otherwise, I'm all about Inception, Memento, The Usual Suspects, horror (of the supernatural rather than the slasher variety), The Godfather (except III). Also fantasy, science fiction, musicals. I'm over Superman (I've paid for enough of those movies), Spiderman, and anything that was a remake from a movie made in the past 25 years...for the most part.

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, Scandal, True Blood, Doctor Who (especially NINE), Friends, Seinfeld, Frasier, Will and Grace, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey (swooooooon!).

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft above all others is the ATC. I don't know what I latched onto that concept, but I love those little pieces of art that we send to each other. I am not concerned with specific materials, either. Doesn't matter. I'm used to paper and stickers, but I've started adding buttons and charms, and have even stuck to freehand drawing with pen or colored pencil.

I usually don't have time to do anything else crafty, but I really enjoy the penpal swaps, the music swaps, and really liked the recent drawing swap.

I'm going to branch out into other areas, but probably not until the spring when I'm not as crazy busy.

Random Information

Things I love:

Movies (especially old movies - pre-1959)

Doctor Who

Westerns

Science Fiction (Star Wars, Star Trek, you name it)

The color purple, black, red, deep midnight blue

Coffee

France

San Francisco

Latin music (salsa, tango, you name it)

Belly dancing

The mountains

Horror movies

Musicals (stage and film)

Photographs (b/w)

Scrapbooking

Red toe polish

Anything with a "V" in it (since it's so hard to find)

Sleeping

Opera

Started a Smash book - we'll see how that works.

Ratings

stickigaltech rated for Another Penpal Swap! on Oct 14, 2013
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Comment: I never got a letter from you and I tried to message you too. Sorry to have to give you a 1.
BTim rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Sep 6, 2013
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Comment: Piazzolla! Gardot! Guys and Dolls! Thanks for sharing a great playlist.
Kims rated for Penpals Over 40 - Quick Cards on Aug 15, 2013
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Comment: Sorry to hear you had a death in the family. Hope all is well now. Thanks for the card :)
Response: Thank you! And you're welcome for the card!
marles rated for Penpals Over 40 - Quick Cards on Aug 13, 2013
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Comment: Really enjoyed your letter. Will write back soon
Response: Sounds great!!
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Comment: Your ATC was beautifully made. I love the colors. Also, thank you for the extras!
Response: You're welcome!!
MochiCheeks rated for Easy Newbie Swap #2 on Jul 30, 2013
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Comment: thank you so much for the wonderful goodies. it was so fun seeing your package in my mail box. thank you so much MochiCheeks
Response: Thank you! Sorry they were late! I had a death in the family the DAY I was supposed to put them in the mail, so my bf did it for me at the post office distribution center so it would get to you fast. Have a great day! (Thanks for the rating and the heart!)
Darkestlina rated for Stunning Women Pinterest on Jul 23, 2013
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Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Valerie, thank-you for the delightful ATC, I love it and thank-you for the extra goodies, they are wonderful.
Response: You're welcome!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
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Comment: Very pretty!
Response: Thank you! And thank you for the rating and the heart!
nightrainboww rated for Stunning Women Pinterest on Jul 19, 2013
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your great board!
Response: You're welcome! :-)
3stairs rated for Stunning Women Pinterest on Jul 19, 2013
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Response: Thank you for the rating! :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC. Very lovely!
Response: Thank you!! :-)
druideye rated for Stunning Women Pinterest on Jul 19, 2013
5
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Comment: Love the focus on old hollywood!
Response: Thank you very much! :-)
sammylouise40 rated for Stunning Women Pinterest on Jul 19, 2013
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Comment: Great board. Thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating! :-)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute couple atc and all the cool extras!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating! :-)
lavendarcat rated for DRAW for 30 mins #2 - Faces on Jul 9, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome! :-)
thankyoufive rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 9, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your playlist!! I especially like that you had Spring Awakening on there! Wonderful soundtrack!!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoy it! :-)
danimariexox rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 9, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! :)
Response: You're welcome! :-)
rosedzi rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 2, 2013
5
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Comment: Great Songs!
Response: Thank you!! :-)
tweeandbiscuits rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 1, 2013
5
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Comment: Thanks for your Playlist :)
Response: Thank you! :-)

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Comments

martingale on Aug 24, 2013:

Hi - Sorry to see you have had a difficult time recently and I am sorry for your loss. I did send you a PM about the swap I sent for the I Love ATCs #3 swap and was wondering if it was received OK and if you could possibly rate? I fully understand that everything is all over the place for you and I genuinely hope you are doing OK. It would be great to hear from you.

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