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Date Joined: September 14, 2007
Last Online: September 9, 2009
Birthday: May 29, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

My name's Rory. I'm 27 and studying Accounting here in Central Oklahoma, counting the days until December, when I can finally make my way back to the west coast!

Swapping's one of my favorite things in life (besides cinnamon toast and Hugh Laurie!) and I've participated a lot in the past at places like Nervousness.org and Flickr and Livejournal groups -- and I'm thrilled to finally have found this place!

Everything I send comes from a smoke-free and (sadly) pet-free home. However, no big deal if you smoke or have pets. I have no allergies. ;)

Favorite Books

Anything by or about the beat generation, most anything by Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Hitchens, Stephen King, or Charles Bukowski, comic books, modern poetry, & tons of zines. I also enjoy Christopher Moore, Amy Hempel, and lots of plays and short stories. Of course, I spend a lot of time reading Accounting textbooks....

Favorite Movies

Stand By Me, Fight Club, Dead Poets Society, Before Sunrise & Before Sunset, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Croupier, Hackers, Much Ado About Nothing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Bottle Rocket, Go, The Hudsucker Proxy, Jesus' Son, The Misfits, American Psycho, The Philadelphia Story, My Life Without Me, 28 Days Later, The Professional, Garden State, the Final Destination flicks, War Games, Halloween, Scream & bunches of other horror flicks

Favorite Television

On the air: House, Lost, So You Think You Can Dance, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Criminal Minds, Project Runway, Rescue Me, Heroes, The Riches, Good Eats, Globetrekker, America's Test Kitchen, Criminal Minds, Dexter, The Office, Family Guy....

Off the air: Alias, Dead Like Me, Arrested Development, Death Note, Scrubs, Buffy, Angel, Veronica Mars

I find TV to be great entertainment while crafting, because it's wall-to-wall sound so I don't have to look up too often. :)

I'm reeeeally looking forward to Joss Whedon's new show, "Dollhouse," this fall!

& some comedians I love: Eddie Izzard, Denis Leary, Doug Stanhope, Kathy Griffin

Favorite Crafts

Crochet, jewelry-making, zines, papercrafts including ATCs, handmade books, postcards, greeting cards & envies and (some) journaling, photography, painting (acrylics, gouache), baking. I like to experiment with a little of everything!

Favorite Music

Muse, The White Stripes, The Dandy Warhols, Modest Mouse, Timbaland, Portishead, The Shins, Elliott Smith, Iron & Wine, Manu Chao, The Pixies, Death Cab, A.C. Newman, The Magnetic Fields, Evanescence, Ani DiFranco, Pink, Sia, The 6ths, The Postal Service, Ludacris. Tons more.

My favorite song is "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes.

I also love a lot of foreign pop, instrumental music, scores and soundtracks. I love to hear new music -- if you have any recommendations for me based upon these interests, let's do a mix CD swap!

Favorite Colors, etc.

Turquoise!, black & white patterns, grey, red, lime or apple green... and strange color combos. Maybe not neon.

I'd LOVE to receive...

Anything themed around birds, leaves, drawings & comics, letters, the beach, road trips, numbers, or flowers. Modern poetry, photographs, puzzles (especially Sudoku, related types), zines, interesting stationery, yarn, dried pineapple, & black tea (my favorite is Prince of Wales and I have a hard time finding it around here).

I love things that are personalized with my name, the letter R, or my other interests! I try hard to incorporate aspects of other swappers' profile information into the pieces I make for them (or extra goodies I send), and always really appreciate it when someone does the same for me. :D

For international swappers: I will fall over with joy if you send wine gums or Freddo Frogs (the kind with fillings inside)! They don't exist around here!

A few more ideas if you need them: I would love to receive anything Death Note related (!), a needlebook for my crochet hooks, your zine!, a wristcuff or wristwarmers, interesting postcards, crochet magazines, and any of the zines or Etsy goodies listed in my Wists. :D I would also like to get into Bento but don't have any supplies yet.

I'd prefer NOT to receive...

Incense, anything coffee-flavored, super spicy, overtly religious in nature, or spider-related. I'm not into super-cutesy stuff, though I do like the San-X Sweet Face stuff (especially the Chick!), and I love the really obscure and strange Japanese stationery creations -- especially happy foods. :D


Comment: Never received anything:(
jennygel rated for Amigurumi for beginners on Aug 22, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable bear, I just <3 him! You did a fantastic job, I don't think that you're a beginner!!!
Response: Haha, I'm technically not, although I've only made a few amigurumi creatures. Glad you like him! :D
Comment: Thank you for the markers! I can't wait to use them! Happy swapping
Comment: Rory, I loved them! So pretty! Thank you so much. Karen
Response: Yay, glad you liked them! Hope they're useful. ;D
MommaRosita rated for On Rotation Mix CD (US only) on Jul 19, 2008
Comment: Great songs, all things I have never listened to! I love that!! Thanks for sharing! PS love the decoration on the CD case, its so pretty! thanks for the extra effort!
wingedmuse rated for On Rotation Mix CDs (int'l) on Jul 16, 2008
Comment: thank you very much! i enjoyed this swap very much!
mmmontserrat rated for On Rotation Mix CDs (int'l) on Jul 14, 2008
Comment: Thank you!!
janal14 rated for On Rotation Mix CD (US only) on Jul 11, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for the excellent mix cd!
YarnTails rated for On Rotation Mix CDs (int'l) on Jul 10, 2008
Comment: Thank you! Cute covers! Will be listening tomorrow at work to it -- headphones on, dancing at my desk.... :)
YarnTails rated for On Rotation Mix CD (US only) on Jul 10, 2008
Comment: Thank you! Cute covers & rap and scream-o free! I'm taking it to work with me tomorrow to listen to!
Juliuslove28 rated for #1SB: It's Your Choice! on Jul 7, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the candles and the hawaiian girl! Thank you so much!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed them! :D
Comment: Thanks for the CD, love those angry songs. Thanks for the little card.
Comment: You've got the best of both worlds!...Hope you had fun and thanks for your kind wishes!...Have fun
cinderellaundercover rated for Death Note ATCs Swap on May 30, 2008
Comment: ILU
Comment: Pretty card, thank you.
Comment: I really love it. Thanks for the added beads and stuff. It really is great to receive such a thought out swap. <3 HOpe you enjoyed California.
Response: Glad you liked the embellishments! And I had a great time at home. :D
Beck rated for Favorite Poets Postcards Int'l on May 17, 2008
Comment: I LOVE the postcards! The Adrienne Rich one is especially great, it's displayed in my home right now. Will you be doing another swap like this one? I very much enjoyed it and would sign up for another in a heartbeat. :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed them! I have to admit, I was pretty happy with the way they turned out. ;D I'm thinking of doing another swap but making it more simple -- a postcard to each of two partners, using our favorite poets. What do you think? :)
gogoringo rated for Modesty is Overrated - An ATC Swap on May 13, 2008
Comment: Hey there! thanks for the cool ATC and the pin :)
joyceann888 rated for May birthday swap! on May 8, 2008
Comment: What a wonderful package! I love it all. The crocheted bat is too cute! I can't wait to wear the owl pin and make something (a stuffie, maybe) with the felt. Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it, Joyce! I had a lot of fun putting it together. Happy Birthday! :)
rosehueglasses rated for Pinback Buttons #2 US only on May 7, 2008

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girthta on Sep 28, 2008:

Hey dorsia! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Happy Poo I hope you'll change your mind and hop on!


Banshee on Sep 10, 2008:


Just to invite you to All the music I have swap

join us, please! =)

missfiore on Jun 30, 2008:

Heya! I sent your On Rotation mix cd today, if there are any problems in receiving it, please let me know!


Boolie on Jun 9, 2008:

I noticed you like comic books! You may also like my An Endless Named Death swap. :D

Mojo on May 26, 2008:

Hey, Would you like to join my amigurumi for beginners swap?
Hope to see you there,
Mojo xx

HardCandy on May 7, 2008:

Hi Rory :-)

Thanks for the lovely comment - and the heart! Blush I loved making the Modest Mouse ATC's, hoping there is another good band swap soon, I love seeing other peoples interpretations :-)



HardCandy on Apr 26, 2008:


The Modest Mouse ATC should be with you about midweek next week :-)


Lilian on Apr 21, 2008:

Hi there! :) Just letting you know we have a new swap going on our "Zinesters" group.


Hope we see you there!

jankensan on Apr 5, 2008:

Thanks for letting me know about your swap! I will join if I can (exams at the moment, eek!!), I would love some Death Notes ATC's!

Whubbus on Apr 4, 2008:

Check out the new swap added to the group Indie Kids--hopefully it will be fun!

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