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Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: June 1, 1985
Country: United States
Dreamwidth: blogs that don't suck
Flickr: collection of the mundane
Ravelry: obsession and delight
Etsy: because I'm a greedy hor.

The long and short of it:

Even gay girls can love Elvis.

Europe added an amazing new dimension to my life. I have a much better idea of where I'm going and how I'm going to get there. Hang on for the ride!

I am more radical than the common good allows. Piercings are my standard specialty.

Some people have hobbies; I have small obsessions.

I love a good challenge and going out of my way to make something a little harder is like breathing: natural and happens like clockwork.

I'll probably like you. Love you, even.

All theory and no scientific experimentation. Also, I like Manhattans and big cities. Maybe not at the same time, but there is nothing like traipsing out of a restaurant and onto a city bus at midnight. Yeah...don't try that at home, kids!

My ladylove said yes so we eloped in June of '09. Big times.

It's a big wide world, and I've only seen a small part of it. My heart lives on an island just a hop-skip-and-huge-jump from Glasgow; my head lives in a tunnel in Stockholm.

Think locally, fuck globally. Wait, no. Think global, eat local. Walk, pedal, grow.

I celebrate in multiple languages, eavesdrop in all.

My Southern accent awaits. Ask nicely.

Life is hard. God is big.

My school colors are royal blue and white. My class colors (which are just as important) are blue and green. Any blue and any green, which makes blue and green a great color choice of stuff for me. I like the colors pink and red a whole lot, but not red + black. The only color I dislike is purple.

Despite liking certain specific items, I am as much of a non-consumer as I can be; having stuff is my least favorite thing. Being tied to possessions got old a long time ago.

Most of my swaps are for very small things or information (letters, links, recipes). I prefer useful items instead of just random crap. If you doubt I can use it, don't send it. Stuff wastes my time and our planet.

Love this icon

The Alter of Apple was my church, and Steve Jobs was it's high priest until the Holy Word of Pod came down and spoiled my faith.

I still take communion, but I'm a little bit of an agnostic now. My Mac collection is still pretty fucking impressive. Feel free to contribute.

I'm 24. I'm a senior in college. I live on campus. I go to a women's college. I'm going after a degree in art history and religion.

I did the right thing with my life.

I like the Phils. I'm an expert in disappointment.

I can seeeeeee youuuuu:

I look a lot more like a Gap ad.

For 500 pixels, this is probably a good click.

Also, this is what I looked like until I shaved my head in June of 2007. I'm the one that's not wearing lobster claws.

I say whip it, whip it good:

Lately, I've gone back to sewing. Don't need no stickin' sewing machines, either.

My influences are folk art and traditional quilts so I tend to sew with visible stitches and bright color contrasts.

When it comes to fabric, I like felt, fleece, and 100% cotton fabrics with small all-over patterns. Large scale patterns just don't work for me.

For thread, embroidery floss is my tear-up tool of choice. Or 100% cotton quilting thread in bright colors. Ja, ja, ja.

No purple. Negatory. Don't even think on it.

Background music:

Despite not watching much entertainment or going to a big theater to pump money into the corporate movie machine, I do have some favorite flicks. They include Mulan, Alice in Wonderland, Newsies, the Baltimore Trilogy by Barry Levinson (Diner, Tin Men, Liberty Heights), and other movies that are yet to be viewed, I suppose.

My music tastes are mostly eclectic and mostly suck. 85% of the time, I'm listening to public radio which is all news and talky talky stuff.

To figure out what I like, feel free to haunt my Last.fm page. If you asked my favorite bands or singers, I'd tell you that David Rovics, the Gorillaz, Alice Cooper, Big Tent Revival, Futuristic Sex Robotz, and Gogol Bordello rule my brain.

Zombies agree:

TV eats brains. Don't fall for it...

Fiber owns my brain:

I knit. I spin. I poke my guinea pigs.

As far as spinning goes, I'm no pro. I have a Kromski Sonata wheel with a walnut finish that was purchased at the 2007 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (MSWF). My preferences for things to spin are very broad: merino, mohair, bfl, silk, blends, natural fibers, bright colors, well carded. I love brown, natural fleece, too, as long as it's well prepared.

My knitting tastes are far, far broader and more well-developed. I tend to use thinner yarns faster, with a serious lust for sock yarns. At any given time, I have socks, lace, and the vague "something else" on my needles. I don't like having a lot in the works, but I don't like limiting myself to one project, either. I also hate deadline knitting so you'll probably never see me in a knitting swap; I'll send yarn or patterns, but I won't knit for you. No.

I am on a silk knitting kick lately, with cotton falling out of favor. Silk, hemp, linen, and wool interest me; alpaca, cotton, and angora are old hat. (I'm also allergic to angora bunny fiber and yarn and fleece.) In terms of colors, I don't like purple. That's about it.

I also own two cute lil guinea pigs that live in the same area I do. (See here.) Their fur sometimes makes it into my crafts.

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Call it butt-hurt. Call it silly pride.

But after being rated a 3 for a postcard that was originally eaten by the system and resent (although only one partner had receiving difficulties), Swap-Bot and I are drifting apart.

I think people are getting too jumpy and anal-retentive about receiving silly little swaps. I send without expecting to receive, and I don't even keep track of the swaps that never landed in my box.

When I drift back this way, you will be the first to know.

And all that jazz:

Themes I ♥♥♥♥♥

  • Elvis

  • action and adventure a la Indiana Jones

  • apples (green > red)

  • bikes

  • shiny

  • Christian religious imagery

  • Sweden

  • Spanish anything

  • folk art

  • 1960s mod


  • Steampunk

  • gnomes

Themes to avoid

  • kittens and puppies and baby animals

  • kawaii

  • purple

  • colony couture

Good Idea -- Bad Idea:

Fantastic stationary or notecards -- candles

Stars -- kittens

Random quotes -- random crap

Handmade postcards -- craft store yarn

Anything blue or green -- anything purple

Latin American motifs -- Asian motifs

Your soul -- your first born

Matchboxes -- amigurumi

Fruit scented [item] -- vanilla scented [item]

Tea -- coffee

Decoder ring

things I would love to receive are on the left -- things I am loathe to receive are on the right

Walk the line:

Being a strict vegetarian means there are some standard ingredients (gelatin) that don't agree with my moral stance. The following are things I won't consume so please don't send them:

  • Skittles

  • Altoids

  • gummy anything (bears, worms, rings, whatever)

  • Starbursts

  • anything with marshmallows

  • Jello

Most of the stuff I send or create has some strange political message or social statement aspect going on.

Postcard swaps are my favorite. I do a lot of them. I give hearts as the winds blow (no rhyme or reason); but if you include the phrase "blue bug" on your postie, you earn a heart for reading my profile.

I am notorious for leaving the card out of a swap package. If you get a package from me without a card or notes, oops. Sometimes, I send the card afterwards; sometimes, I just give up and send a PM. But dudes, I do this all the freaking time. Sorry.

If you don't understand what I sent you or why, feel free to PM me. I don't go to the forums so I won't see your questions there. Then again, that may be a blessing...


Comment: xoxo
ThePinkPosy rated for Sew FOKkin' What?!?!?! on Jan 11, 2010
CWarner rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #8 on Jan 5, 2010
Comment: Sorry, I've never received anything. Should you get back on to the site and see this and the im I sent you 12/27 and can still send something out, I'll gladly change this rating. I know it's the holidays and it's always a hectic time.
EmmainGermany rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #8 on Dec 9, 2009
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely postcard! what a pleasure to read that we are in the same profession.Please have a look to www.les-violettes.com this is the website of the Hotel & Spa **** where i work. perhaps you'll come one day and will book a trip for a photographer or some exécutives.....best regards. emma
Comment: meow meow meow meow meow meow translation = Are you sure guinea pigs aren't just large mousies? (However they do make lovely pen pals. Well, some better than others...)
Comment: My kitties say thanks to Diana and Lily for the very cute letter!!!
hydro75 rated for Holocaust Museum Butterfly Project on Oct 17, 2009
Comment: Your butterfly, and the philosophy behind it, are beautiful. Thanks!
Psychopixie rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #5 (naked) on Sep 10, 2009
Comment: thank you so much, where in the heck did you get the grab bag of them it sounds awesome
knitmom7 rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #5 (naked) on Sep 3, 2009
Comment: good one!!
chuysgirl rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #4 (naked) on Aug 6, 2009
Comment: I actually really like that postcard as the ferry reminds me of one of my favorite places -- the Golden Gate ferry in the SF Bay area. Thanks. P.S. I'll be sending you a separate message re the intention board.
Cheksley rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #4 (naked) on Aug 6, 2009
Comment: Thanks very much! Yes, he's already seen Goonies and loves it. : )
lilrockl rated for Your Partners INITIAL on Jul 24, 2009
Comment: I really liked the CD!! thanks!
YooperHill rated for Vegetarian Recipe Swap on Jul 16, 2009
Comment: 6/27 Suzanne said she did not know what happened, and would resend. 7/11 received! Thank you.
mattemedium rated for Quotecard Postcard #25 on Jul 14, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard!
suepier rated for 5 May Postcards on Jul 10, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. I am sorry that this is a late rating. I thought that I had rated it.
earthnk rated for Quotecard Postcard #25 on Jul 1, 2009
Comment: Always a pleasure swapping with you :-)
GabiesMom rated for EDITED Just to Say on Jun 26, 2009
Comment: left mess. on the 16th of June and no response, if I receive anything I'll change rating =( =( UPDATE: June 26th, Well the snail mail made it, I'm amazed it took a week to get here!
Response: I'm amazed that you expect a piece of first class mail to make it from PA to CA in 3 days.
YankeeUnicorn rated for Send anything (usa only) #4 on Jun 15, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the mix cd! Great bunch of tunes! Some I had never heard! :) Thanks!!

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Zefaniya on Mar 20, 2021:

Thank you for the Cpg March wish!

bleh on Oct 1, 2009:

Thanks for the most awesome letter ever! I am easily amused, cut outs are awesome.

Jenzeestyle on Sep 27, 2009:

haha your welcome, i was just trying to clear out and check everything =]

Jenzeestyle on Sep 27, 2009:

Weekend Postcard Swap #5 (naked), did you ever get my postcard? if so please rate, if not i can send a new one if need be,

bleh on Aug 9, 2009:

Just wanted to let you know that I got your thank you card... a while ago. Love the options listed! Made me smile, thanks!

KnittingCateling on Jul 16, 2009:

For Cinka

Cherries on Nov 5, 2008:


KnittingCateling on Sep 6, 2008:

Thank you so much for the wonderful RAK package from Iona. You are a doll to think of me!

JennieMaeD on Aug 30, 2008:

Just wanted to let you know that your postcard for the Your Photography Postcard swap is on its way to you.

Chickpea on Aug 1, 2008:

Thank you so much for the Dr. Who stickers! It was a wonderful surprise and very thoughtful of you!

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