Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: September 8, 1981
Country: United States
Hi! I'm Annette... Somewhat of a nomad, having been born and raised in Queens, NY; then moved to Seattle for a short stint before moving to Saint Paul, MN for grad school! My undergrad was actually in business and marketing, but I decided on a career change and am currently working as a traveling Occupational Therapist!
[IMPORTANT NOTE: Because I travel for work, it is VERY, VERY possible that I may forget to change my address for swaps between placements. PLEASE feel free to check in with me before mailing out your letter/package, to make sure you have the most updated address for me :)]
In my spare time, I love doing yoga! I also love baking (am currently experimenting more with cooking too), animals (though no pets at the moment - hoping to adopt a doggie at some point!), traveling, and anything nature-related! (I especially have a soft spot for bodies of water and beaches.) I love the convenience and "loads of things to do and see" associated with city life, but have been gravitating to smaller cities as time goes on... one day, I can totally see myself on a farm with rolling green hills and a bunch of chickens, bunnies, and maybe a few goats and cows :)
I tolerate pretty much anything, but my favorite genres are alternative/indie, and soft rock... also some harder rock too... In general, some of my faves are Third Eye Blind, Coldplay, Imogen Heap/Frou Frou, Death Cab for Cutie, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, David Gray, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine... need I go on!? ...oh and I like techno/trance too, and any type of yoga-esque music :) For anyone in a CD swap with me, feel free to send me anything you like; I love hearing new music, and I think I'm pretty open-eared to new sounds.
I'm not a huge movie person, but I have been moving more into the movie scene lately... my faves are Harry Potter (LOVE the books!!), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Vanilla Sky, Memento, Garden State, Shutter Island, Pan's Labrynth (though it was way too gorey! - side note for any swapping - please stay away from any horror or gorey-type themes for me, thanks!)... errrr... and I'm sure there are some others I can't think of at the moment... mostly philosophical-like stuff that makes you think about things in an out-of-the-box way... I also like watching comedies for their entertainment value :) Knocked Up and Hot Tub Time Machine were great!
How I Met Your Mother is my all-time favorite series! I find it hilarious, with great lessons, and awesome music too. Big Bang Theory is another goodie, along with The Daily Show, Everybody loves Raymond... and anything else that is REALLY funny! (New Girl is another goodie - omg SCHMIDT!) I really like Spongebob too! (I'm a big kid!) Sadly, I am just getting on the Netflix bandwagon and haven't really gotten "into" any of the popular series yet, though I started watching Grace and Frankie recently and it is really entertaining!
First and foremost, I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series. Just putting that out there to start...
Aside from that, I actually don't really very much for leisure!! There is a book I've read called "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle, and that was kind of a life-changing one for me... very meaningful. So, I'm recently mostly into books that inspire self-inquiry and self-awareness, and anything related to yoga - a few off the top of my head that were good reads include: Trance of Scarcity, Yoga Sutras, Things Fall Apart (GREAT book by Pema Chodron), and Tao of Pooh (another "kid's" book, but really has some golden nuggets relating to adult life in there).
My main obsessions are: baking and cake decorating, music, photography, snowboarding, Buddhism (from the "maintaining peace of mind" point of view, not the religious) and yoga... Anything related to any of those things would be grand! But, I like arts and crafts in general and I'm not picky :) I also am an animal freak! I particularly LOVE squirrels, owls, and sloths (and other cute and furry creatures)! :) I'm actually a vegetarian (or, pescetarian, really), as well. I really love nature in general - hiking and hanging out at the beach, in particular. I'm trying to get exposure to more types of crafts, but at the moment mainly focusing on paper crafts (ATCs, deco books, etc).
Like I said, I'm not picky... I'm basically a big kid at heart. Also a romantic and someone who's into philosophy and things that keep me and the people around me happy :)... When choosing a swap for me, anything a 5 year old would like, OR anything philosophical-like (yes, TOTALLY opposite ends of the spectrum!) would be perfect, I'm sure... but I'm not picky, so send whatever you feel! :) I love candles and candle holders, either uniquely shaped or great smelling. My fave colors are deep reds/burgundy, taupe, turquoise/teal, and any "deep" colors - I'm not that into pastels... oh and I love ribbons :) and any kinds of paper scraps or magazine clippings are cool too... Also, if you have any "directions" on how to do new crafts, I would love to get those, since I like trying new things, but just need a little push :)... Hmm, let me know if you want me to add any more info! :)