Benefiting from a Maddy-nap to kind up my data for this spherical of the Good Mail Day Swap! Copying closely from earlier swap data posts.
Meals you want, despise, cannot eat (allergic reactions, and many others.):
Meals I lIke: I am vegetarian, and I make a whole lot of meals from scratch (we eat little or no processed stuff, in our home). I like chocolate (notably mildly-dark or semisweet), nuts (particularly peanuts, cashews, and walnuts, and almonds), and entire grains (I swear I may stay on oats!). Additionally love apples, strawberries, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, and peppers. And steamed broccoli, besides I can not eat that now as a result of it makes Madrigal fart all night time lengthy. Oh, and whereas pregnant, I developed a critical triscuits and cheddar behavior. And an obsession with the black bean-sweet potato enchiladas from my vegetarian pregnant girl cookbook. Breastfeeding my large child means I am a hungry hungry hippo just about on a regular basis, which implies I each love and am extraordinarily irritated by meals.
Meals I despise: Cilantro. Meals with meat or gelatin in it.
Allergy symptoms: Not allergic reactions, per se, however I’ve smell-based migraine triggers. Listed below are the smells that can set off a migraine for me: seafood of any kind, twizzlers, blow pops, alcohol, cigarette smoke. Additionally, ingesting MSG is a certain means for me to get a migraine. So now you recognize!
Espresso vs. tea? Do you’ve a favourite sort?:
I do not drink both, actually! Between the not-drinking-coffee and the not-drinking-alcohol factor, I am type of a weirdo for an instructional! However truthfully, I just about simply drink water, orange juice, and almond milk.
The place do you reside?
I stay in Rochester, NY. We get a whole lot of snow within the winter, besides not this yr (we solely bought about 45", which appears like rather a lot however actually is not, for right here). I spent the primary half of my childhood in NC, and the second half in MN, so I am nonetheless a southern woman in some methods, however I really feel most at house within the higher midwest and hope to return there quickly. Like, actually quickly. Like, I’ll just about apply for any job that I’m even remotely certified for if it is inside a pair hours’ drive of my hometown. I am not precisely loving elevating my daughter so removed from her prolonged household, mainly.
Favourite yarns / materials? Any yarn you need to strive however have not but?:
Yarn-wise, I’m a giant fan of wooly wools (suppose: Shelter, Beaverslide, Bartlett yarns, Peace Fleece, that kind of stuff). I additionally like the essential "workhorse" yarns like Cascade 220 and St Denis, however generally I take pleasure in one thing softer and fancier like Madelinetosh or Dream in Shade. I favor wealthy jewel tones (particularly blues, greens, and purples) and just about solely knit with solids or semi-solids. Self-striping will be enjoyable, however I’ve a tough time discovering issues to do with variegated yarn – it is simply probably not my factor I suppose. I have been dying to strive the brand new Brooklyn Tweed yarn (Loft) however have not gotten any but. Infants type of cramp the yarn funds.
Cloth-wise, I am simply beginning to construct up a small stash as a beginner sewer/quilter. I am extra into solids/semisolids right here, too, or small-scale prints which can be simple to combine with solids. Additionally I like linen.
Artful pursuits – knit, crochet, spin, sew, quilt, make friendship bracelets, any of those or others?
Knitting is my major artful pursuit – I have been knitting since I used to be 13 and have gotten into knitwear design in recent times, too. I have been studying crochet and luxuriate in it, however am not very skilled with it. I am additionally studying to stitch, and am keen to have the ability to sew garments for my little Madrigal. I taught myself to spin with a drop spindle a few years in the past, however have not finished a lot with it, as a result of I would a lot fairly spin with a wheel however cannot afford one. Oh, oh, and I began to study crewel embroidery earlier than I had Maddy and fell in love with it however have a tough time discovering time for it now (surprising, I do know!)
Hobbies/pursuits/proclivities/passions (apart from the aforementioned artful ones, obvs)
I’ve performed the violin since I used to be 10 years previous, and I am studying to play cello, too (although neither is especially simple to do whereas carrying a child, it seems!). I learn rather a lot, particularly YA dystopian stuff nowadays, with the Kindle for iPhone app (I even have an everyday Kindle however the telephone is at all times with me). I like making bread from scratch, and simply usually take pleasure in studying the best way to do extra with meals. I swim rather a lot, too, besides now I do not as a result of my college closed our pool for six FREAKING MONTHS AND I AM PISSED OFF ABOUT IT. And, these days, I obsess over child stuff. Particularly hipppie/environmentalist child stuff like material diapering.
What do you do in life? (job, profession, college, household, and many others.)
I have been married to my superior husband for simply over 7 years now, and we welcomed our daughter Madrigal into the world final fall. We have additionally bought three orange kitties. I am a graduate pupil in Mind and Cognitive Science (however what I actually research is language), nonetheless working in direction of that Ph.D (I’ve bought 2 Masters at this level, although, one in Linguistics and one in BCS), and trying to jot down a dissertation whereas working at house with my daughter full time (PRO TIP: That is actually laborious). I am obsessive about language. I am actually obsessed with instructing, and have been instructing and/or tutoring writing and numerous cognition-related programs for a number of years now. Educating or one thing writing-related (e.g. enhancing) is what I need to do, shifting ahead.
What makes you cheerful?
Madrigal. My husband. Household basically. Birthdays (I flip 29 tomorrow!), Solstices, and Equinoxes. Sunny days. Making issues, together with music. Educating. Speaking to my artful buddies on-line. Sleeping (after I can). Consuming scrumptious do-it-yourself meals, particularly meals that another person made for me and that’s simple to eat one handed. The uncommon situations after I do not feel totally, desperately hungry regardless of consuming like a horse are awesomely happy-making, however yeah, uncommon.
Into make-up? Is there something you need to strive, for instance: Revlon lip butters, lip balm, a selected type of mascara, brush, and many others. (Assume inexpensive- we’re obvs not swapping UD Bare Palettes right here.) 😉 :
I’m fully and totally clueless concerning make-up. Between being a usually low-maintenance particular person, and having loopy delicate pores and skin, I simply do not trouble. The one factor I take advantage of generally is Neutragena’s Wholesome Pores and skin stuff, which evens out my pores and skin tone and has SPF. Oh, and generally Burt’s Bees lip balm. That is it. I believe I look simply fantastic with out make-up (should you disagree, please do not inform me!) and I’m lazy/busy 🙂
Into nail polish? Any favourite manufacturers, favourite colours, or particular shades you covet?:
Nope! Sporting nail polish makes me really feel like my nails cannot breathe and freaks me out. Lots. Significantly. Additionally I simply have to say that each time I see people tweeting about "polish" I believe y’all are speaking about folks from Poland.
Random favorites — colours, flavors, scents, books, films, TV, magazines, genres, time of day, motifs (foxes, bees, squirrels, owls, beavers, mushrooms, bats), and many others.:
Colours: blue, inexperienced, and particularly blueish greens (or greenish blues).
Programming Language: Python
TV: Star Trek in virtually any incarnation however particularly TNG. Physician Who. Battlestar Gallactica. Mad Males. However actually I virtually by no means watch TV anymore and am hopelessly behind on just about all the things pop-culture-wise. And even not-pop-culture-wise, for that matter.
Animal: Sea Turtles, as a result of they give the impression of being so dumb and completely satisfied once they swim! I wanna be that blissed out!
Motifs: I’m into stripes and polka dots nowadays. Additionally something with robots and/or monsters on it, as a result of that is what we adorn Maddy’s room with.
Guide: Le Ton Beau de Marot, by Douglas Hofstadter. (PS: I like to recommend this ebook to all lovers of language)
Authors: Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut
Something you CAN’T tolerate (b/c of allergic reactions or intense dislikes)?:
The aforementioned migraine-triggers and cilantro. Additionally NSAIDs (they’ll make me asphyxiate, however I determine you will not be sending me Advil or something, and should you did, I will not take it). Being requested whether or not Maddy "sleeps by way of the night time" by each single particular person I speak to. Imply folks (please do not ship me a imply particular person! They most likely would not slot in a flat-rate field anyway). Additionally egocentric folks, theocrats, misogynists, racists, homophobes, and many others (so particularly do not ship me Rick Santorum, please!).
Okay so filling this out was far more enjoyable than engaged on a dissertation! Additionally, I do not know if I made myself sound choosy however I am actually not and proper now simply getting a field within the mail in any respect goes to make me so freaking completely satisfied (until it has Rick Santorum in it). Infants are superior however exhausting, yo. And mail is enjoyable. Besides payments. However you would not ship me payments, since you’re a pleasant particular person 🙂
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