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montigneyrules

montigneyrules
Date Joined: October 18, 2011
Last Online: April 8, 2024
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, besides mom-crying over the emotional joy of staring at my newborn girl, 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? Let’s mom 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!

I also 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.

PLEASE NOTE: I have been swapping on Swap-bot for 10+years. I have never flaked..honestly, I have never sent something that I haven’t catered to be profile specific- I have had life happen (illness, emergencies w.kids, issues at work) and I also live near the WORST post office ever-with the rudest slowest workers. This may cause delays, but I will reach out to update. That said, this site has honestly become very petty at times. Please remember we all do this for fun, we pick items we pay for our of our own pockets & we spend way too much on postage most days! Be open minded. Be kind. Be understanding.

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:

-Raccoons

-Crosswords

-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

-Bubbles!

-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

Ratings

M93185000783578 rated for <3 World Book Day <3 (USA) on Apr 4, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for all the lovely items 😊😊
findeerror rated for The 29 Days of February: A memoir on Mar 16, 2024
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Comment: An engaging, poetic, deeply felt 29-word memoir! Great card, too...Thank you!
junemoon rated for February 2024 Reads-USA on Mar 11, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the short list and a bit about you. Thanks for reading about my novel, (there's more info in my blog) Since you like to listen to novels, I'll tell you mine is available on Amazon in oral format. A good deal because it's a little less expensive, is immediately available when purchased and there is no postage or waiting for a package. The protagonist is about you age too.
Famfriends4me rated for Bookworm Valentine <3 on Mar 2, 2024
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Comment: What a super special swap. I love everything. I especially enjoyed the book recommendations and book marks. Thank you for making it such a fun packet to open!
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Comment: Thank you for the teabags, recipes, and quote. I *think* I have the right person here—your return address label says M.M. (initials only, for privacy), but your name here shows as K.C., which is confusing. LMK if I am rating the wrong person!
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Comment: WOW! what a beautiful book. I've never seen one before, it is amazing! thank you so much for sharing your talents with me. Hugs
theoriginalbrooke rated for Winter reading on Feb 14, 2024
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junemoon rated for January reading challenge on Feb 7, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the list -- and I envy your neat, entirely readable hand writing.
scrappermama rated for first and last booklines 33 usa on Jan 13, 2024
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Comment: Fun!! Was it good? I might have to check it out. Ty fir the card, & extras. Happy new year!!
Jillemina rated for Holiday Fun - January on Dec 28, 2023
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Comment: WOW! What an amazingly fun envelope to receive in the mail! Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! It really brightened my day
Aseret25 rated for Three Bookish Things #3 on Dec 16, 2023
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Comment: Wow, thanks for the great bookish package! I’m especially excited about the book page ephemera and the stickers! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thanks so much for your list of books. Hope December has better luck and better books! Loved the notecard!
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Comment: You fit a lot of books in this month! I know what yo mean when you say it wasn’t a good month. I hate when I get a string of reads that are all meh, or worse. Hopefully your December lineup is going better! Thanks for the fun tuck ins!
bf0932 rated for October profile surprise on Nov 27, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for your swap.
greenafy rated for Holiday Fun- December on Nov 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the extra special package! Everything was so cute and dainty.
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Comment: loved my note and the goodies!
Lisserz rated for Four X Four X Four #2 on Oct 29, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and goodies. The gnome sticker is cute.
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Comment: Thank you for the book rec!
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Comment: Wow! How did you find time for 43 books? Do you find that you absorb them as readily as reading fewer and taking more time, or do you read books for a living (like an editor?) I'll have to look these up on StoryGraph and Libby.
Hlsnapp rated for Four X Four X Four #2 on Oct 18, 2023
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! It looks like I didn't hit save when I did it originally. Thanks for a great swap!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 830 7 7
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Comments

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:

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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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