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Geeky Pen Pals

Have you guys ever exchanged letters with a pen pal? My sister’s post about writing to a friend made me want to look for a new pen pal. I had a scrap book pen pal a few years ago and we became moms around the same time. We now keep up via social media so not much letter exchanging.

A few years ago I started a visual kei/jrock blog pal group on a websites I used to run. We had about 300 people signed up and I would have to figure out how to set people up by favorite groups and age. It was alot of work! I thought about starting something similar to that up again but with something more boarder like geek fandoms.

I went searching online and found a group like this already existed, and they had been around for awhile.

The site is called International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club or IGGPPC for short. I just signed up, and was recently paired with another girl. I’m also involved in a card swap with some fellow geeks!  I’m pretty excited to see how this goes, I might not always be able to write other ladies as often as I like but sending out happy mail will be awesome. I have also been working on making my own stationary. We’ll see how this goes! Do you guys send snail mail?

Edit: here are my first letters I sent off! I also included sailor scout charms!!!

Random-ness…ness

Randomly the my excoworker from the last post got me this hat when she went to Disney Land a few weeks ago. I always ask people who go to Disney World/Land to bring me a hat back and no one does. But she did ;o; I know my last post had a lot of anger but I am going to miss her.

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I love this Polaroid Maker thingy. And I love this season, weather gets colder, halloween movies start to air, costumes, candy and cheesy monster mash music at the grocery store. Love it. Last night I stayed up so late watching scary movie after scary movie! One that I never watched and really liked was The Amityville Horror (remake version). One remake I actually liked more than the original. I love having FEARnet on demand XD. Hard to imagine that I have had this blog a little more than a year. Its definitely time for a new layout on here.

Speaking of layouts, Kii and I made a new lj community for layout challenges. Our first challenge is a Halloween Challenge.So join if you like making layouts!

Also Onicon is coming up – I feel kinda nervous for no real reason ><;

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saulbassI’ve been sick ;o; all freaking week, actually going on week 2 of sickness ><; I’m still coughing like crazy – and I have boogers *picks nose* .-. did I share too much ? Since tv sucks during the summer I have been watching shows online. Weeds, Nurse Jackie, True Blood, and thanks to Emily, I’m starting to watch Mad Men! Vintage marketing is so amazing! I really look forward to see who their client is, how the address the marketing problem and who Don fucks LOL Their opening scene/theme song is amazing! Reminds me of Bass’ poster art for Vertigo! Really sexy and slick!

I’m kind of a horror film buff and I have been itching to see Halloween II – anyone seen it yet? 😮 Halloween is coming up but this year we will be at Oni-con for Halloween. So worth it if we get to see born live so thats going to be fun!

Whoa we are busy busy over at Crazed-System! We’ve been posting like crazy for the 7 deadly sins challenge! Speaking of CS – Kii now has a blog/graphics site now!! Visit her site & look through her shiny graphics!!
Addicting song at the moment. Something is really cute for a vk band like D=OUT to go and do covers!
D=OUT – Rouge no Dengon (from Kiki’s Delivery Service!)
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Sites that you should bookmark/stalk!

one night in bangkok

chessmeSo PBS aired the concert of CHESS that was filmed last year. Did you know I own the original London vinyl recording but never have played it. I have only listened to orchestrations of the musical, but I bought it solely because Tim Rice was involved. Anyway, PBS premiered the concert on the 17th. I watched it for Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel, RENT heads can understand why. But they aren’t the only leads, Josh Groban also was a lead. To tell you the truth I have never heard of his voice or his music. I have an aunt who adores him but he always seemed boring in my opinion. Oh how I was wrong. He was really powerful in CHESS! I loved loved his voice and I had no idea he could act! Actually I never thought anything about him so his performance was a total shock. Adam was great but rough in some parts but still great! Idina – no contest she was the best performer.

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The music is very Rice! If you like Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat then you’ll like the style of this music. Dramatic, beautiful, and overly 80’s pop sounding lol. One thing I always liked about Webber/Rice musicals is that they make these promo music videos.
CATS, Phantom, Evita have them and so does CHESS! Murray Head raps in the hit song from CHESS – One Night in Bangkok.

And the creators of CHESS were both in the pop group ABBA so it has that kind of fun feel to it. BTW this is Björn Nils Olof Skifs, who used to be vocals for the pop group Blue Swede.

Its so 80’s but I can’t help loving the songs! Gah how long have I had this album and never listened to it. Actually I have alot of vinyl but never listen to them because I don’t want to damage them, some are quite old!

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