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Date Joined: December 8, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2010
Birthday: February 28, 1981
Country: United States

About Me

I'm Laura from Lancaster, PA. I love penpalling, reading, films, history, and vegetarian cooking. I have two young sons. Although I have been a SAHM for the past five years, I hope to go back to work soon.

Visually, I love old buildings, block prints, and watercolors. My favorite color is plum, but I also like earth tones and jewel tones. I'm not a fan of pastels.

Little things I love: Unused US stamps (except Flag and Liberty Bell stamps) Letter Sets and nice writing paper Fountain Pen inks (even if they're half empty) Herbal Tea bags Vegetarian soup recipes Anything to do with dinoaurs, prehistoric animals, horses, or realistic-looking dogs (for my kids)

Things I don't love: Disney, character-based stuff, strongly-scented products, non-vegetarian foods and recipes.

Favorite Television

I don't have a TV; consequently not many favorite shows. I do like to catch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report online and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations while I'm at the gym.

Favorite Crafts

I knit and quilt. Occasionally I'll make clothes for my sons or myself. I'm not brave enough to try anything for my husband. Needlefelting is another fave, but I'm very sporadic with it.

I'd like to learn papercutting and spinning.

Favorite Music

Jazz, mostly vocal and experimental

Bollywood, especially songs from the 50's and 60's

Mark O'Connor, Aaron Copeland,

Bela Fleck, Pete Seeger, and really any banjo music (I want to learn to play the banjo someday)

Favorite Movies

Genres I like:

Documentary, Indie, Foreign, GLBT, Bollywood, occaisionally action or romantic comedy. NEVER horror; I'm prone to nightmares.

Favorite Books

Books are my favorite thing, yet here they are at the bottom of the page. It's just too hard to choose.

I love history and biography, books about language, linguistics, and math.

Twentieth-century and contemporary literature from Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" (which, published in 1899, doesn't quite make the cut-off) to Jose Saramago (my favorite author). I make my way through all the books shortlisted for the Booker Prize every year, although I haven't started on the 2009 list yet.

I like most Indian writing in English and in translation, but don't care for V. S. Naipaul or Arundhati Roy.


nichia rated for Handmade Potholder Swap on Feb 9, 2010
Omi rated for Long, long, long letters(New Pals) on Feb 8, 2010
Comment: I've never recieved a letter, and have heard no reason for it being late. Will change if I ever receive a letter.
openasthesky rated for Postcards for Peace on Jan 26, 2010
Comment: Loved your hand-made postcard!!! :) Thank you!
circa45 rated for Brewery Box PC #4 on Jan 25, 2010
Comment: This was truly great packaging. I have never heard of Old Scratch but I sure do love their packaging and graphics. Thank you!
linseymonster rated for Brewery Box PC #4 on Jan 22, 2010
Comment: Thanks alot!
jessmarie rated for Postcards for Peace on Jan 20, 2010
Comment: thanks for the nice handmade card. :)
tarariqtevi rated for Weekend Postcard Swap #9 on Jan 11, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
Gothicrise rated for One BEAUTIFUL postcard swap on Jan 7, 2010
Comment: thank you!
Comment: thank you for the yummy recipe. I cannot wait to try it. I would love to have more, so maybe I will try this one again in the future. :-)
bookwyrmm rated for December BOTMC - O Christmas Tree on Dec 23, 2009
Comment: Both books look great, but you have no idea how excited I was to receive The Summer Tree. I had a copy of it before, but before I could read it, my puppy got a hold of it. Now I can finally read it!

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quainthomesteader on Feb 11, 2010:

please rate me, so I can get my swap coordinator privileges back!!

quainthomesteader on Jan 25, 2010:

Did you get my brewery box postcard yet? I sent it a while ago!

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