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hushprelude

hushprelude
Date Joined: October 13, 2009
Last Online: November 3, 2015
Birthday: March 29, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

I enjoy odd and absurd things, people and events. My goal is to make you feel out of your element (this does not mean offended in most cases) and inspired at the same time. I'm a very calm/mellow individual with theories on most everything, but I don't take them too seriously. In fact, I take very little seriously, but this doesn't mean I don't pull through on responsibility and actually caring, I just don't let anything 'get' to me. You really can make anything absurd and silly, which is how I prefer it.

I am currently interested in mirror neurons and if they exist in humans, what link do they have with autism and can they be researched more in depth if there is a link? Update: There has been recent research at UCLA that has 'proven' they do exist. :D

I work at UCLA in the Division of Endocrinology, where doctors study and treat people with gland disorders, diabetes, hypertension, etc. I work with clinical fellows and make sure their two years with our program is perfect.

I'm really here at UCLA to eventually apply for grad school to research autism and mirror neurons.

Favorite Books

The Lover by Marguerite Duras, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman, Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Burberry, Tropic of Capricorn & Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, Diaries of Anais Nin by Anais Nin, Ways of Seeing by John Berger, The Body Artist by Don Delillo, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, and many others.

Favorite Movies

Vanishing Point, Moon, The Limits of Control, The Secret Garden, The Rules of Attraction, Choke, Away We Go, Fur, Cria Cuervos, Donnie Darko, Amelie, Dark Passage, Sunset Boulevard, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Solaris, Sunshine, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Little Children, Dogville, Barton Fink, Videodrome, Apocalypse Now, Vanilla Sky, Un Chien Andalou, Ivan's Childhood, Hiroshima Mon Amour, My Own Private Idaho, The 400 Blows, Memento, Following, 2046, In the Mood For Love, Natural Born Killers, etc.

Favorite Music

Beirut, Goldfrapp, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Spoon, Elbow, The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Radiohead, Khonner, Roy Orbison, Cranes, Fly Pan Am, PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann, The Kills, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sneaker Pimps, Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, Squarepusher, Slowdive, etc.

Favorite Crafts

Collage scrapbooking (not graduation, travel, holiday, family, wedding scrapbooking), postcard collecting, journal collecting, photography, prose and poetry, poetry readings, chapbook creations and collecting.

Likes and Dislikes

Likes: Most things strange, awkward, horror, sci-fi, science, anatomy, chemistry formulas and diagrams, neuroscience, bees, nature and behavior, human behavior, childhood innocence, hot air balloons, private airplane rides, carnival rides, collage anything, experimental anything, chaos theory, cabinet magazine, ecopus magazine, non-fiction travel writing

Dislikes: Lack of tolerance, arrogance, wet bathroom floors, slackers, pothead slackers, trainhoppers with mean dogs, asshats, elitists, los angeles traffic, fraternity life style, reality television paralleling fraternity life style, damaged goods, cutesy hello kitty

To Send or Not To Send

Love receiving:

Artistic postcards/postcard sets/ATCs/notecards/stationary/wax and wax stamps/odd stickers that aren't too childish/magnets/buttons with graphics/feathers/scrapbook paper/scrapbook bits/stamps/vintage anything/prints of birds,carmeras, animals, trees, anatomy/3D erasers/animal masks

Please don't send:

Confetti/candy/ribbon/regular buttons/solid color scrapbook paper (unless unique or metallic)/holiday themed anything

Ratings

vidaest rated for The Artists Pocket Book on Jul 24, 2010
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jenchaos77 rated for Thriftstore Find #5 - USA on Jul 14, 2010
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Comment: thanks so much :o)
EmmaKarniewicz rated for Postsecret - Postcard #6 :) on Jul 4, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard..I can totally relate to your secret.... Take care, Happy swapping x
lulubiz rated for Postsecret - Postcard #6 :) on Jun 22, 2010
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Comment: So do I... so do I ;)
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ldnelson rated for Book of the Month (May) on Jun 17, 2010
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Comment: Above and beyond swapper. The first package went lost in the mail, but she made good on the swap and sent a 2nd book which I just got. Thanks Brandi for being an A+ swapper.
tifffoster rated for THE HAPPY SWAP! on Jun 7, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for everything. Loved it!
Bucket rated for MYSTERY micro-fiction on May 15, 2010
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Comment: What a great way to present your story! You really ran with this swap idea and I think you did awesome - your story is also excellent - astronaunt, umbrella, stadium was definitely a challenge. Also, they sent me four postcards, so I'd be happy to send you one if you didn't order one for yourself!
Response: I've always been a fan of Scrapblog, but never ordered anything until this swap. I would love to receive one of the cards since I didn't know it would send more than one. Thanks!
lulubiz rated for Absolutely Un-PC PC on May 11, 2010
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Comment: Really nice postcard ! Un-PC and beautiful at the same time ! Thanks.
kymomto5 rated for Notepad Swap on May 10, 2010
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Comment: Thank you :) This has become my favorite writing pad :) Thank you again! I love the design!
katier rated for Absolutely Un-PC PC on May 9, 2010
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Comment: Delightfully obscene; thank you!
Vendetti rated for Absolutely Un-PC PC on May 7, 2010
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Comment: Just got my PC! I love it. It's un-PC but it's still a beautiful picture. =) Thank you very much.
katier rated for Just a Postcard PLEASE=) on Apr 29, 2010
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Comment: James Jean. What an unlikely coincidence. I love the irony produced here. Thanks for sending!
playkonstantine rated for Just a Postcard PLEASE=) on Apr 28, 2010
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Comment: I like the vintage look of the card, thank you! :)
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Comment: Your ATC is adorable!!!! Thanks so much for sending it. This trip has warped my feeble mind. Great swapping with you!!!
evsmom03 rated for ...Poetry Journal Swap... on Jan 31, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the journal, and have started reading the poems!
NeedleNinja rated for ~2010 Calendar Swap~ on Jan 13, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for a fruit calendar! It will be so fun for my kitchen. :)
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Comment: Cool card! Thank you!
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Comment: Great card!

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Comments

clsampse on Jan 5, 2010:

Thanks for the friend request. You have amazing music taste and taste in general. :) Hope you're well!

mousepoo on Oct 13, 2009:

Yeah, you will have a great rating by the time the Poetry Journal Swap. So, no worries. Welcome to swapbot! I'm still newish too.

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