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Last Online: October 4, 2012

Country: United States
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About Me


I grew up in a gorgeous small town in New England, but I currently live in NYC. My favorite thing in the world to do is travel. I've been all over the country and to a number of foreign countries as well. My favorite place so far is the Bahamas. I love being in nature and hiking, whitewater rafting, swimming, snorkeling, etc.

I adore unique handmade items, and whenever possible I try to avoid corporate and mass-produced stuff. I like:

*the ocean, marine animals (not jellyfish though!), lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls - any body of water

*postcards of any kind, especially handmade - feel free to send me handmade even if swap specifies store bought. Also don't be afraid to send vintage cards.


*horror movies

*spooky things (nothing grinning/smiling)

*abandoned buildings, urban blight, post-apocalyptic scenes


*Edward Gorey


*old sci-fi/outer space themes (like robots and rayguns)

*atomic era

*modern technology

*vintage things

*organic products, cruelty-free items (not animal tested)

*tealights, votives, wax tarts or beads

*tea bags

*celestial theme (especially the moon)


*Zen Buddhism



*plays on words/literary references

*sparkly and shiny things.

*Canadian swappers: I'd love to get a Wunderbar candybar. I ate some on a trip there and loved them. So tasty!

Favorite colors and scents

Red and burgundy, but I also like black and silver. I prefer darker colors.

Scents: nature-based scents like pine, lavender, cinnamon, lime, ocean, sage, apple, rain, spice, cucumber melon, eucalyptus, vanilla, etc.

Favorite animal

Favorite animal: cats. I have a calico named Calliope.


Favorite places

New England, West Virginia, Florida, the Southwest, Bahamas, The Tropics, Ireland

Favorite Books

I'm an avid reader. Science fiction is my favorite, but I also love Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Jonathan Lethem, David Foster Wallace, David Mitchell, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Alan Watts, Dean Sluyter, many more.

Favorite Music

Mainly goth, industrial, EBM, synthpop, and new wave. I love darker music that you can dance to (or poppy 80s new wave!). Old Cure, old Sisters of Mercy, old New Order, Amduscia, Hocico, VNV Nation, Apop, Covenant, Mesh, Wolfsheim, Love is Colder Than Death, Dead Can Dance, Front Line Assembly, Front 242, Leatherstrip, Wumpscut, Cocteau Twins, Agonoize, STG, many, many more

Favorite Movies

Fight Club, Hard Core Logo, American Beauty, Aliens series, Blade Runner, The Thing, Cinema Paradiso, Gone With the Wind, Angela's Ashes, etc.

Favorite Television

Amazing Race, Breaking Bad, Weeds, True Blood, Monty Python, Arrested Development

Other stuff

I try to be a non-materialist. I would much rather spend my money having experiences (like traveling) than buying stuff. Also, I hate clutter. On that note, I would much rather receive items I can use up (like tea or incense) or your handmade artwork than "knick knacks" or other useless shelf-sitters.

Other stuff not to send: preachy/religious items; jewelry (I don't wear much!); picture frames; candleholders or incense holders (maxed out on these); "cutesy" things (like kawaii).


Comment: Thanks for the great postcard from Greece. It certainly is beautiful.
Ruthshi rated for 2011 Postcard swap #1 - January on Feb 3, 2011
Comment: Hello Gab! Thank you very much for the postcard of the Street Musician. My cousin is also from New York, and like what you have said.. there are a lot of people who performs in the street. So cool! Here.. when something like that happens.. groups of people will just flock at you, and take pictures. Cheers, Joelle
kerrimoo rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #6 on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: very sorry for the delay in my rating!! but, thanks a million for your swap!! :D
IngridRijnen rated for Super Simple Tea Swap on Jan 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the nice wishcard and the yummy teas.I'm drinking the Yogi Perfect Energy now, it is really nice. I hope you had / have a great stay at the Bahamas!
klow rated for Super Simple Tea Swap on Jan 20, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the yummy teas! Fun flavors. Enjoy your trip and break from the cold =)
Comment: I like the postcard a lot! YES! I miss NJ like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rejoicing rated for A Very Merry Christmas Card Swap on Jan 9, 2011
Comment: Just found this stuffed in a christmas storage tote! Thanks!
smilingloz rated for Quotecard Postcard #28 on Dec 1, 2010
karminandrea rated for Quotecard Postcard #37 on Jul 19, 2010
Comment: Loved the PC!
peotonegirl rated for 6 June postcards on Jul 12, 2010
dustcollector rated for 6 June postcards on Jul 11, 2010
Comment: What a beautiful place! I love gardens. Thank you.
Lieve rated for 6 June postcards on Jul 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful garden postcard! :-)
steffelchen rated for 6 June postcards on Jul 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Central Park. I love it. :)
AynE rated for Quotecard Postcard #37 on Jun 29, 2010
Comment: Imagination is important, I agree.....
TabbyJay rated for Quotecard Postcard #37 on Jun 25, 2010
Comment: Great postcard & quote! Thanks!
Obstminkerl rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 22, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the cute picture!
emmatree rated for Brewery Box PC Swap #5 on Jun 19, 2010
Comment: Thank you! :) I've always been curious about pumpkin beer, but not brave enough to try it.
happykitten rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 18, 2010
Comment: Hi Gabrielle, thanks for the picture of Calliope, she looks lovely and very happy
kawaii1989 rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 17, 2010
Comment: thank you
tifffoster rated for Grocery Box PC #8 on May 17, 2010

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craftgasm on Mar 16, 2010:

I hope you can join us for a free ad postcard shuffle swap! Hope all is well with you. :)

DebP on Dec 8, 2009:

Thank you for sending out another Christmas card to me, but you really didn't need to do that. Deb

bluewhale on Oct 11, 2009:

Hi, please come and take a look on my new swap; maybe you'll like it~

Advertising postcard give out

amymc on Aug 20, 2009:

Awesome Ad Postcards #3 is up! Please join!

amymc on Jul 25, 2009:

I started a new ad postcard swap!

Awesome Ad Postcards #2

liseylootas on Apr 26, 2009:

Hello! I am hosting my first swap! Paper Pieced Picture Postcard!


Please sign up - it's an easy one :o)

provadia on Mar 12, 2009:

Haha, ANYYYYDAY! Just let me know when;)

ginating on Mar 11, 2009:

Hi there, Since you like to read, I thought you'd like to check out my swap: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/32493 Thanks, Gina

ButterflyPrincess on Feb 27, 2009:


trvLjunkie on Feb 26, 2009:

Hi there! I know you love reading as much as I do, so come check out my swap! Hope to see you there!


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