Hi, my name is Ami ... novice adult / micro adventurer / smile seeker
My interests range from the extremely juvenile to the mildly sophisticated. I consider myself a treasure hunter of the five senses. The best adjective to describe me would be the most flattering definition of silly. I'm not ashamed to tell you that I have a slight geeky disposition and am often an anxious mess ... but I try to approach life with a Homer Simpson-esque attitude: WOO HOO!
I live on the east coast of Canada in the province of New Brunswick, and although I find it peaceful and picturesque, it can also be tremendously boring. Making mail fun is just another way that I make rural life less monotonous
sci-fi, fairy tales / fables / mythology, kitschy / geeky things, Nintendo / gaming, tea time, baking / desserts, going out for ice cream, my dog / your dog, giant tortoises, fruit bats, chance meetings with fluffy tailed squirrels, chatty birds, hooping, toy yo-yos, paddle ball, 80's cheesiness, rain boots, dome umbrellas, birdcages, kites, bubbles, quotes, Liberace, coin-op, MOOCs, View-Master, this song, perfume, farm life, Godzilla kaiju, zombies, Canadian symbolism / pop culture, glow-in-the-dark, luxury sleeping, hugs, strangers, Clint Eastwood movie marathons, making lists, books and my iPod ... in Soviet Russia, iPod listens to you!
charcoal, peridot green, buttery yellow, fuchsia accents
bright rainbow stripes, chevron, circles, polka dots, argyle
smells / flavours:
black licorice / anise, rhubarb, honey, sweet pea, rum & butter, maple, vanilla, baby powder, orange cream
classic literature / historical fiction, adventure, children's stories, avant-garde, Joyce Meyer
I love the smell of a bookstore / library and the sound of a page turning. I'm a word nerd. My bookshelf is utterly ridiculous
retro toons / kiddie stuff like Mr. Dressup, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Jem and the Holograms, The Friendly Giant, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Rocket Robin Hood, The Mighty Hercules, Captain Power and the Solders of the Future, The Muppet Show, The Raccoons, Astroboy, Garfield and Friends, Fraggle Rock, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Captain N: The Game Master, Inspector Gadget, Count Duckula
I've got a soft spot for 80s action like The A-Team, Airwolf, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider
I'm a hardcore fan of The Simpsons
I â™¥ Star Trek! Voyager is my fave, followed by TNG, DS9, TOS and TAS respectively. Enterprise is omitted from that list because of its suck factor
Mary Poppins, Lion Force Voltron, Kermit the Frog, She-Ra, Homer Jay Simpson, Sarah Connor, Number Johnny 5, Godzilla monsters, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lt. Commander Tuvok, Captain Kathryn Janeway ... W.W.J.D.?
scary / outright awful:
clowns, monkeys, butterflies / dragonflies, NASCAR, most Disney animation, Shakespeare, skulls, teddy bears, Matt Damon
I would rather not receive:
scrapbooking materials, ephemera, clear stamps, friendship books, earrings, sour / Wonka / gummy candy, green apple or ginger smells / flavours, anything containing Aspartame, Kool-Aid / Crystal Light or any cold drink packets, gum, incense, products specifically for the bathtub, Earl Grey tea ... so I'll never be requesting Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. from my replicator
Unless a swap dictates otherwise, I like them unwritten, store-bought and in an envelope. Novelty cards are my favourite! I really love the postcards published by Chronicle and similar fun cards
pencil cases, correction tape dispensers, Sharpie / art markers, adhesive return address labels, sticky / Post-it notes, calculators, pencils sharpeners, memo pads, cute scissors. Knock Knock stationery is a riot!
little things to stash in my bag:
novelty dental floss, handkerchiefs, perfume samples, pouches / coin purses, cup sleeves
kitchen doodads / housewares:
store-brand reusable shopping totes, measuring cups / spoons, gadgets, silicone, fun stuff from or similar to Fred, knit dishcloths, Yankee wax tarts
My favourites are Kamio Fairy Tale World / Sweetie World / CafÃ© CafÃ©, San-X Kireizukin Seikatu / Iiwaken / Kutusitanyanko / Nyan Nyan Nyanko, Q-Lia Little Fairy Tale. I like kawaii memos, letter paper, sticky notes and sticker flakes
JanetStore wish list
interesting little glass beads / seed beads, mini Hama beads, wool felt sheets / scraps, clear vinyl bookmark sleeves, colourful gaffer tape, black safety eyes, Lily Sugar'n Cream scented yarn, your favourite white gel pen
I would love to receive your felt ornaments / small stuffies / amigurumi, embroidered handkerchiefs, fun cup sleeves, needlework bookmarks, beaded book thongs, geeky little cross-stitch projects
Etsy wish list
the kid in me:
Lego minifigures ... any series, blind box toys ... some faves are Unicorno / Moofia / Cactus Pups / Frenzies / Wish Come True / Simpsons / Ninjatown / Jibibuts, wacky shoelaces, windup toys, scratch n' sniff stickers, gold star stickers, novelty socks, Nerf N-Strike ammo, old View-Master reels
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