Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 7:03 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: October 22, 2021
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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Who am I?

Oh hai..When the caterpillar asks, “Who Are You?”, I’d reply, “I am tragic, unusual, and alive. I embrace life as a wonderland of nonsense, in which I can be a lost boy or a wild thing.”

At work, I am an Urban Anthropologist. Sorry, my career has nothing to do with bones, CSI, pottery, or dinosaurs. I am an Admission & Intakes Manager for people with Intellectual Disabilities! I love meeting with families, hearing their stories, and finding how to support their service needs.

My career philosophy...I heavily BELIEVE in Macy’s Santa, i.e why say no?! Just put the individual first and try to provide support-even if it’s not us there are so many people and places in the world; keep hope alive..

(How is this relevant to the swapping world? Well, I love funky post-its, day planner stickers, agenda coding-type items)

At home, within my wonderland, I enjoy promoting my husband and I recently became temporary respite foster parents to a variety of ages. Our organization focuses on re-building the family, supporting community, and growing stronger by learning from each other. We love hearing from fellow fosters because experience, history, and advice comes from the most unique places.

How is this relevant to the swapping world? Shy of a good letter to connect; whether it’s love, advice, inspiration, strength… we also could use stuff for daily projects; stickers, sensory-based items, black-out poetry, board game ideas, fidgets..swap it my way!

Beyond fostering, my identity is also Dog Mom. Yes, my dogs have their own Instagram (theunkforgettabledawgs). We recently lost our two senior medical needs pooches and adopted our first ‘real dog’ as we call her. A 3yr old pit bull mix, w.a big head, big floppy ears, and a bundle of loveable energy. I say real dog because this is our first experience with a dog motivated by treats, into long walks, who has the ‘zoomies’. It’s a crazy experience to suddenly have to watch out for food left on the counter, put up a gate to close off rooms, and not leave my slippers wherever I want…but gotta love that #dogmom life!

When my husband and I are actually home alone. No kids, dog finally taking a nap, we enjoy discovering treasures at thrift stores, finding a good tree to climb while hiking, playing volleyball, designing themed board game nights, and in between all of that reading non-stop.

Favorite Books

Books are my obsession. Books, book clubs, book blogs, goodreads (montigneyrules), sitting in libraries, etc.

I dream of bookshelves wonderfully organized.

i can list what i love to read forever & forever....

How does one even truly pick ‘favorite books’, ‘favorite genre’, ‘favorite author’? It is all so complex to breakdown…my attempt:

If I’m stranded on an island, I’d read forever over and over:

Haunted (chuck palahniuk), History of Love (nicole krauss), Starless Sea (erin morgernstern), Where the Wild Things Are (expanded edt. david eggers) & Alice in Wonderland

The books I recommend to people the most (not previously listed above):

Incarnations (susan barker), Brief History of the Dead (kevin brockmeier), Fever (laurie anderson), Reincarnation Blues (michael poole), & Forty Rooms (olga grushin)

Hearts, Stars, and Horsehoes

Other Things I Rather Enjoy:



-Blackout poetry

-Vintage postcards of people, where you guess what the true story scene is

-Pin-up girls

-Favorite color is purple

-List-based stationary


-Cooking; anything recipe related

-Washi Tape

Favorite Music

Skinny Lister. Greatest Showman Soundtrack. Of Monsters and Men. Will Varley. Flogging Molly. Flobots. Skrillex. Big D and the Kid's Table. Bad Religion, B.O.B. Chase Hoelfelder.

Favorite Television

I love watching Survivor (I've seen every season, I'm beyond obsessed).

Bobs Burgers is a close second obsession.

Psych, Are You Being Served? Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Dead Like Me, Parks and Rec., Meerkat Manor, Avatar the Last Airbender

recently, I've marathoned Dr. Who. Now I can finally commit to the awesome fandom!

My Maybe Not List

If you can please keep in mind:

I don't like ATCs

-No hats/scarves

-I absolutely hate dolphins

-I'm beyond terrified of birds

-I'm not a huge fan of animal print

-I don't eat peanut butter

-I think butterflies are ugly

-Christmas colors outside of December irk me


Pandagirl805 rated for 10 Things Oct 10th on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies I loved it all! especially the smashed penny and the stamp bookmark! thank you! :)
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of postcards, I especially liked the Boston Historic Freedom Trail one. Have a great day!
SunflowerRose rated for Book you Like PC #4 on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Please remember to put full names. My post office was a lil hatful since last name was not on there and thats how the mail is delivered to right box. Per note left on the pc
Response: That is so strange. My mom sends me postcards with fake names, characters, descriptions, etc never had an issue. Mail is weird territory wise
myancey rated for Stickers Galore Scavenger Hunt #1 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much really love the quote on the envie.
aspens rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #86 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Awwwwww super cute little raccoon! They're so precious! And your Max onesie sounds so cozy! Wishing you lots of warm autumn nights in it haha :) Thank you for sending!
Mimi7 rated for Book you like PC #5 on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Hi Kendall, Love this New York City Pc. How cool that you found a book in a cab and loved the book!! Will check these books out. Thanks for this swap!!
Comment: Thank you for the glittery PC and unusual words.
Mimi7 rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: love this pc and I will check out the great books you mentioned. take care
Comment: Thanks for your postcard! I love "vorfreude!"
Cynfully rated for 9 things on Sept 9 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: thanks for all he great stuff
Carollee922 rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #8 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: I just watched the movie based on the Guernsey Potato Peel Society and really enjoyed it
nancylee rated for Wacky Holiday Swap - September on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the package. Fun interpretations of the theme and great Disney paper plus I <3 stickers and puzzles.
AzEkologi rated for Bookmarks and Tea -USA only #4 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Hey there. Thanks for the bookmarks and tea, I especially liked the Van Gogh one. Your letter came postage due, $0.30, it's not big deal, but some people make a big deal about that so I thought I should tell you. Thanks for the swap and creative envelope. Best, Rick
SunflowerRose rated for Postcards Please #7 on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks. And yes that dragon one. I agree with you. And i keep getting the same ones like that to. Im its a nice photo. But one is enough. Lol
KRPW1181 rated for 📫 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #13 on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
debbee2014 rated for USA Flat Scavenger Hunt on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you that was a cool envelope - using the crossword paper. Love the stamp on the envelope too. Can't wait to use all the great things you enclosed.
emmajo rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #81 on Aug 25, 2021
Response: Thanks for the rating. No thoughts on my statue picks :/
myancey rated for 📫 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #13 on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool PCs! And the great crossword envie! Take care!
walla2kitty rated for Workplace Drama on Aug 23, 2021
Response: Thanks for rating. No comment? Was my 'drama' dull haha
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I love that you picked sorta offensive ones. I am not offended but thanks for doing it. I love to laugh.
Response: Your profile gave me hopes I finally found someone who would enjoy them!

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SioneSloane on Apr 6, 2021:

I am sorry that you don't like ATCs, it is good to know it will find a new home and not in the trashcan. I ran training programs for FC workers, Foster Parents, and Children's Welfare for years. I commend you on your household and your family.

Enjoy the love and foster warmth!

hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

riftvegan on Jun 5, 2020:

Thanks for the great bonus card for Postcard Roulette June 2020! Happy to get those old postcards moving!! Have a fabulous weekend!

earthnk on Sep 24, 2018:

I no sooner clicked send on your rating when I looked over the Disney papers and figured it out. Look forward to trying this game. Thanks again!

Ramya on Jun 16, 2018:

Thank you for joining the Uniquely Me #1 Swap! ✨

njstauter on Mar 31, 2017:

ohmyhazey on Apr 29, 2015:

I knew it!!! #5 is something I have never heard of but wasn't sure. So cool that I got it right! =) It was so much fun receiving your card and joining this swap. One of the best swap I have joined so far! =) So you really do have a pet pig huh? That's awesome!

ladydy5 on May 2, 2013:

Hope you enjoy doing Thriftstore Find 36

Jbrooks351 on Apr 29, 2013:

I hope you enjoy your scavenger hunt items :)

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