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Got the windows open and the AC off.  This is nice.

Putting together a swap; then gotta fill out this 6-layer customs form.  If I could use the little green sticker, no biggie, but this means I must use the larger envelope rather than the smaller box (same price, so THAT's ok!) as it's going to an APO address.  Know what the bigger package means?  I can put more stuff in it!  Yay!  Yes, I like sending things to strangers.  I'm a freak; did anyone here NOT know this?

It's ok, though, if you're worried about it people send me stuff too -- some just because, some because we're "in a group swap" and names get shuffled, or each of us has something they want to unload and the other is looking for just that sort of thing.

People I worked with back at the factory had this thing of "Here, I don't need this, don't know what it is, get it away and give it to someone who can use it."  And I still have **** left over from THAT.
zianuray: (P'd off!  From bw)
OK, this is another odd one.  You may remember a few months ago when I ranted about the chick who wanted in on a Trick-or-Treat swap, but didn't do Halloween and didn't want anything with or vamp or yadayada related....

Well, now this OTHER gal has severe chemical sensitivities, do not send her any bath/body products, her kids also have very sensitive skin and allergies...so someone please send her BPAL.

Now BPAL is not your run-of-the-mill smellgood -- you're LESS likely to have a reaction to it, but WTF here?  I have had reactions to various formulas and I'm not the most itchy person out there.   I went to her profile to see what notes she likes/doesn't like, and

"Don't send me what I just asked for."

Y'know, I think I can do that.

zianuray: (WTF/riddler)
So I was looking at a Trick-or-Treat swap on Swap-bot, thinking to join, and decided against it, b/c with my luck I;d get this chick --

"Ok...so....I know this is going to come across as being rather odd.....but I have a very special request for my partners.....I don't actually celebrate Halloween....but I LOVE candy...and 2 of my favorite colors are Orange and Black....so can I please request either all candy in my treat bags, or if you want to mix it up, I would prefer decoing or scrapbooking things in the color of orange and black, and like silver....whatever other colors you associate with Halloween.....lol. The only exception to this...would be like shaped foil confetti or Halloween Kawaii things, like the ghosties or vampires/monsters. Just NO witches at all please....lol. I live in (redacted)....its pretty safe to send Chocolate in the mail at any time...lol....and I like all kinds of candies....except super sweet or sour things like warheads, smarties, pixie sticks, etc. I'm also allergic to Walnuts and Pecans, and I dislike coconut and white chocolate! Please read my profile or contact me if you have any questions"

OK, so it's labeled as a Trick-or-Treat swap, but she doesn't do Halloween, but she wants candy to her specifications, and vampires and ghosts are OK, but no witches....so I'm staying out of this one.  I don't think I'd be able to resist if I got her as a partner.  Or maybe I should join and specify that anything sent to me should be "as witchy as possible" and hope she gets to send to me!

Sheesh!  If you don't do Halloween, why are you trick-or-treating?

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Back from D*C -- guys, found my keys, right where i forgot I put them!  Is fun roadtripping with other Ren/skiffy geeks.

Tireder than I should be, and been starving (and eating!) all day. 

Got my provisional in the post today!!!  w00t!

Picked up a buncha flyers for stuff that will be Yule/etc gifts.

Ask [livejournal.com profile] alaskan_blue about the room -- and stand back!

Wondering if [livejournal.com profile] dixiewitch got the package I sent or if the PO ate it. 

Had some nice visit w/ [livejournal.com profile] jeffs_page :)

BPAL M&S was fun!  [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale was there, and [livejournal.com profile] triadruid,  and trailertrashprincess, and [livejournal.com profile] danceswthcobras, and people I liked meeting and should have written down names and taken pictures.

Sold/swapped bottles and imps (of course).

And someone who promised to paypal me as soon as she got home did so, and I need to send her the card that goes with her Inez as soon as I find an envelope.  And she's gorgeous.  And her hubby smells wonderful (Blood Garden; of course it MUST be an LE *sigh*). 

The power has gone out twice since noon, thanks hurricane whomever!


Hey Alli!

Jul. 8th, 2008 02:52 pm
zianuray: (Default)
Are you having trouble getting to Swap-bot also?  Seems to be down from here.   I have things to mark sent and can't!
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So I can no longer locate the specific rules for the various "points" (if you have it, a link would be nice!).

I got a package a little while back where

1) Yes, there was a little bit extra in it -- but really poor quality notecards. The ink smeared over everything so they were unusable.

2)  Mailed/postmarked a day or so AFTER the mail-by date (not a big deal in itself). 
The date on the site said it was mailed three days before the deadline.

and 3)  Postage due.

So I rated a 5, no heart.

And got a pouty reply that the late and the postage-due shouldn't have caused a markdown, she should have gotten a HEART b/c she sent an extra notecard.

Now, the rules I remember -- and correct me if I'm wrong -- late mailing is a 3.

And hearts are totally optional and at the discretion of the rater.

Am I being just too mean?  Should I go back and add a heart just because she pouted?


I'm just wondering why I get stuff sent to me "postage due" (3x recently) -- when I get packages / letters sent BACK to me if I don't put enough on them (twice that I recall -- may have been more).

Swap-bot

Dec. 4th, 2007 11:54 am
zianuray: (Default)
I just gave my first "one" rating.  :(

This person had several 5s and 5 hearts, then all of a sudden 21 ratings of 1 (counting mine).  Ya gotta wonder what happened.

Swap-bot

Oct. 1st, 2007 02:26 pm
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I got my very first rating and I GOT A HEART!    w00t!  BPAL fandom seems to be a good training ground ;)
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Hey, [profile] luckystar37 --  I just got my first ppl to send to on swap-bot!

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