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bananais

bananais
Date Joined: June 27, 2008
Last Online: July 29, 2021
Birthday: February 22, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Ana. I live in a small town, Temple, Texas (about an hour north of Austin). I'm a big grammar nerd, and I'm a proofreader for a large U.S. grocery retailer.

I was born in Chicago but spent most of my life in Austin. It's tough choosing between two beautiful and fun cities, but driving in the Chicago snow tipped the scale.

My views are social issues are pretty liberal, and I'm an advocate for women's rights/feminism, as well as other marginalized groups of people. A couple of years ago I decided to concentrate volunteering with organizations that deal with issues that are important to me.

I used to only swap ATCs on Swap-bot, but I've gotten more and more into other paper crafts and letters/writing swaps. I'm all for living simply these, so I am trying to get more into swapping supplies I already own (i.e., stationery, craft supplies) so as not to purchase more while having duplicates of certain items.

I studied abroad in Spain for a semester and love all things Spanish. While I was there I explored Paris, Florence, and Rome. I've only traveled solo to Toronto, Canada, and loved every minute of it. It was an accomplishment for me and liberating. I've gone to Peru, climbed Huayna Picchu, and explored Machu Picchu and the Amazon. We'll see what's in store next.

I love art history. Edgar Degas and Jesus Helguera (Mexican calendar artist) are my favorites. I can appreciate modern artists, too (i.e., Banksy).

Vintage patterns really catch my eye. Vibrant colors are great! Romantic and rustic styles are fantastic, too. Favorite colors are: royal blue and bright yellow.

I was a vegetarian for about 11 years, switched to pescatarian in 2018, and gravitated toward (lazy) keto since November 2019.

Favorite Music

Music I love: Mostly female singers (i.e. Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Sia, Adele, Kate Nash, Cat Power, Jaymay, Regina Spektor, Etta James, Lilly Allen, Estelle, Billie Holiday, Madeleine Peyroux, Lauryn Hill, Melody Gardot, etc). Juanes, Los Secretos, Pink Martini, Reverend Horton Heat, The Stray Cats...

Favorite Books

Authors: Lauren Groff, Roxane Gay, David Sedaris, Chuck Palahniuk, Augusten Burroughs, Pablo Neruda, Natalia Sylvester, Lindy West, John Boyne, Samantha Irby, Junot Diaz, Wally Lamb, Jami Attenberg, Rainbow Powell, Mindy Kaling, Jenny Lawson, Maria Semple, Laurie Notario, Hubert Selby Jr.

Favorite Movies

Foreign flicks, especially British, French, and Spanish films. I love Tarantino's work. I heart Almodovar as well. I don't like typical, predictable plots.

Favorite Television

Insecure, Fixer Upper, Master of None, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Walking Dead, Workaholics, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Orange Is the New Black, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time, Drunk History, Louie

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, painting with acrylics, collages. Knitting and hand-embroidery (beginners for both). I'm trying to push myself to use my sewing machine finally. I like other paper crafts, too.

Dislikes

Teacher stickers, travel postcards (except vintage), random notepad pages, branded stickers or stationery, cut-out scraps

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks Ana, I'm looking forward to replying to you! x
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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and fun goodies!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the planner goodies and stickers!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Hello ana! happy to see you on here! thank you for the swap! have a lovely one!!
Seedlings3P rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed your envelope...packed with a lot of goodies.
HannahKaitlyn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved what you sent!
redyellownow rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on Jun 2, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great goodies!
ayahsantos rated for APP: What I like about spring on Jun 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Winklet rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! So many fun goodies🤩
mchesser12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 31, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers, paper pieces, and notes.
megan1230 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!
jessdraper rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything.
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank for the great swap
TeeB rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all the great goodies!
Panda1122 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice items! (●'◡'●)
MargieP rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you !
crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff!
Vanna rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 27, 2021
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vneal5 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank You!
Linsoid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #30 on May 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for everything! :-)

Rating Overview

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Comments

EverydayAngels on Sep 17, 2020:

I am loving all my wonderful September mail love that you are sending. Looking forward to cold fronts and fall weather as well! Thank you and blessings!!!

dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 17, 2012:

Do you want to do a private vegetarian recipe swap?

chocolatnoisette on Jul 17, 2012:

Hello, Following you on pinterset!! Laëtitia Taudon)

RobinWolf117 on Sep 16, 2009:

For sure! Let me know your schedule and we'll plan a weekend! LAMY!

RobinWolf117 on Sep 14, 2009:

Miss you twin- LAMY! :) (wanted the whole world to see)

cleopatra on Aug 20, 2009:

Hi !

Thank you so much for joining my ♥Handmade Postcards #1 : Black & White♥ . I am very excited:]

♥ Caylee

akuadolce on Aug 11, 2009:

Hi there! I am hosting the Geisha ATC swap and i was just checking on profiles. I just read yours and is GOOD! I am from Spain and have some music in common that I like and other things, so... just wanted to say hi and welcome to the swap. Hope you enjoy! XO, Olivia.

Cassidymonster on Aug 10, 2009:

Thanks for joining the No Spending Envelope Fill Swap. I hope you have fun :)

Cassidymonster on Aug 10, 2009:

Welcome to the giraffe ATC swap. I hope you have fun. Let me know if you have any questions

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