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Take a Penny, Leave a Penny!

Close to three years ago, karnythia hosted an LJ post where she asked people to leave a comment if they had something they wanted or needed, or if they had something they were willing to give or offer.

I got two things: yarn and friends.

This is how I met rosefox, who has since become one of the people in my life whom I value most.

So I've been thinking a lot lately about that and what a big impact it had on my life over the past three years. And it made me want to do it for other people.

Quoting karnythia's post from all those years ago:

What do you want?
What do you need?
What do you have?

Feel free to answer any or all of them. They do not need to be realistic things (I put world peace on mine last time) If you don't have a LiveJournal, or would prefer to answer anonymously, give us a way to contact you.

Feel free to share this on LJ, DW, and other social media if you like.

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What do you want?

- Relatively close by (to Capital District NY) female friends to do girly stuff with on a semi-regular basis. Being plus-sized like I am is optional but helpful since some of the girly stuff I want to do involves clothes shopping. :)
- Accessories/jewelry, particularly earrings, since this is something I'm trying to have more fun with now that small people won't simply try to yank them out of my ears.

What do you need?

- Sturdy orthotic-friendly shoes that are not totally workplace-inappropriate and don't look like their only reason to exist is because they're orthotic-friendly. Doc Martens in size 9 UK/11 US work rather well for this for me, but I only have the one pair.
- Assistance with Cleaning All The Things (plus some minor remodeling) that won't cause my spouse and I to hate ourselves in the process. Or alternatively, the combination of child care so small people aren't underfoot while we're doing this and some magical way to not be sick/injured continually like one or the other of us have been all summer.
- $524 so I can sit the licensing examination and be registered as a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State ($294 licensing fee + $230 exam fee). Certainly not expecting any such, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. :P

What do you have?

- Especially for resources in New York State, I am pretty much a one-woman Information and Referral directory/211 hotline. You have a problem? I might not be able to solve it directly (in fact I probably can't) but I'll most likely be able to point you to a person or organization, or several, that can.
- I'm a competent editor, with a special strength in Jargon-to-English translation.
- I can design menus/meal plans for gatherings where lots of people need to eat lots of food, including people who have a wide variety of dietary requirements. With enough notice and if you're reasonably close to the Capital District of NY, I might even be able to help you cook for said large gathering.

Edited at 2013-08-02 11:01 pm (UTC)

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