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CLOSED Mr. Bento Fun Swap: Spring 2007

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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

Ok, gleaning from interest in a prior thread... we're gonna have a Fun Swap.

Would you be interested in a Mr. Bento-themed swap? Think fun accessories, treats, whatever you can find to make lunch a more fun experience!

The rules:
* Try not to spend more than $10 on items for your swap partner
* Please don't send anything that's inappropriate, sexual or offensive
* Your items must be mailed by April 22
* Feel free to get to know your swap partner by perusing their stream, any linked personal websites, etc. (but you don't have to!)
* You MUST thank your swap partner when you receive your swap package, in the very least by posting a received notice in the threads!
* Sign up by March 26
* Have fun!

To sign up, simply send me a flickr mail with the subject Mr.B Swap and answers to the following:
- Real Name
- email
- mailing address
- willing to ship outside the USA?
- are you strictly Mr.B, or do you cheat on him on occasion?
- any dietary considerations (vegetarian, allergies, etc)
- favorite types of food to pack in Mr. Bento
- accessories wish list
- other interests
- website, blog, or other pertinent URL outside of flickr.
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

last call for the MrB Fun Swap, get me your interest of entry by the 26th to participate... we'd love to have you join in the fun!
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

ok... assignmetns were sent out...

if for some reason you didn't get a flickr mail??? let me know ASAP!
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

ok a fix had to be made... but hopefully everything is now in working order... oyg!
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stinky_harriet says:

I got my flickr mail.
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KJF916 says:

Are we matched both directions? The person I send to, is the person who sends to me?
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

@kate... nope!

it's more of a round-robin type thing... so conceivably, you should be surprised by who sends to you!? fun!?
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KJF916 says:

Yep!
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Oℓivia says:

Thanks for all the hard work amanky! Much appreciated! And I can't wait to go shopping later this week ;)
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ysetiawa says:

Thank you for arranging all this. It's really great! I am going shopping this weekend.
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DorothySH says:

I wrapped and will be taking mine to the post office today. Can't wait to get one! I love treats.
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

oh my, you're quick to the draw Dorothy!

I was just gonna say... Please, when you get your stuff/s, please post a thumb (if you can) in this thread, and note excitement/thanx!
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bigmouthniseema says:

Boo! I'm so sad I missed out!
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cecilnhou2 says:

I got some goodies complied and one from my partner's wish list on the way! I hope they are well pleased cause I have had fun doing this!
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

there'll be more (although I think I'll try to hit up the Laptop Group next...)
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Oℓivia says:

My swap partner should be getting a package in the mail this week (as I mailed it out this morning)! Yay! :D
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KJF916 says:

Mine went out today!
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

ok, mine=going out today... very, very, soon!

hoping it might arrive before the weekend... or not! *shrug* oh well!
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stinky_harriet says:

Mine went out today and hopefully Priority Mail will work as advertised and arrive by Saturday. I also received mine today. Thanks, Kate! When I get home from work I'll take a picture.
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KJF916 says:

How spoiled am I? I came home to my Swap Box from Olivia and was tickled pink, literally! So nicely wrapped and **FULL** of goodies. I was clapping like a little kid on Christmas. Thank you! Thank you!

Mr. Bento Fun Swap - April 2007
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Oℓivia says:

Yay! Glad it got to you a-okay Kate! :)
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stinky_harriet says:

Here's my picture:

-- from stinky_harriet - (?)
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

ok, ftr: my stuff was sent out yesterday... (despite some growly interaction with an AR postal worker!) Priority Mail (so I pray it arrives, safe & sound, by the weekend... fits the 3-5day profile, right?)
*fingers crossed*

I'm so happy to see all the fun packs arriving, people excited, etc... this is awesome! (and it's not even anywhere near the deadline... wow!)
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nadja.robot says:

I'm hoping to go shopping this weeeeeeeeeekend! My wheels are busted right now, but I think I can manage.
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DorothySH says:

Bento Goodies from Swap

What a wonderful surprise. This came today from Amanky! What a great assortment and I so can't wait to pack on Monday.

Not only did the swap items come but yesterday I received lots of other goodies from my best frien Cecilinhou2 for my Bday and also for Easter, so look for some exciting bentos!

I hope we do this again! This was a blast. Thanks for setting it up!
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KJF916 says:

Wow! Score! I know where to head when I have a jones for candy.
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

wow... that got there fast!

hrm...

I got a package today, too! from Liz (aka StinkyHarriet) totally upped my evening... I had been bawling as I opened the mailbox, continued much more as I finished up a phone conversation... as I pulled myself together, opening a box of fun goodies helped! thank you... SOOOOO much!

*pic/s to come soon as I can, promise!*
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stinky_harriet says:

I'm happy to hear that the box arrived so soon! It does always help to get a surprise when you're not in the best of moods.
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

phew... got the picture up!
Mr. Bento Fun Swap: Spring 2007 [stinky_harriet]
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DorothySH says:

this is just so great how the swap gifts are coming in at a time we all needed them for one reason on another. Mine was my bday, Amanky's down day, KateFord's childhood reaction, etc. Just can't wait to see the next one!
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Oℓivia says:

I got my package from Vanessa (aka cecilnhou2) today!
I was away for the weekend, so yes, I got it on Easter--and what a splendid little gift it was!

Here are some pictures:
Picks, forks, & sauce containers
bento3
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The cutest picks I ever did see!
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The coveted egg mold & two adorable container
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Thank you again Vanessa--I greatly appreciate all the wonderful goodies! You are such a dear ;)
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cecilnhou2 says:

Yayyyy! I am glad you got it! I cannot wait to see some eggs! Get boiling girl! LOL!
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ysetiawa says:

Hi.. I got my package from DorothySH. I sent the pic to the group, but haven't put the link here. check it out.
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nadja.robot says:

Hmmm, I posted in the group but it seems to have been removed.
Anyway- here's what I got from Amanky!


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cecilnhou2 says:

Can yall tell me how to insert a pic here?
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.ams says:

Go to the photo's page, click "all sizes," then click "small," and once you're looking at the small size of the photo, scroll down and look for the place where it says "1. Copy and paste this HTML into your webpage:"

Then do just that to paste the small version of your pic over here!
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cecilnhou2 says:

Thanks for the help, let's see if I got it here! LOL! Yall, Olivia whom I sent to sent me a thank-you box back! And it was SO nice cause I was sick in bed and able to receive it from the post lady! It sure made my day! Thank you Olivia! You are truly a peach!
Bento Presents!
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

I got my package from nadja.robot on wednesday... again, at a seemingly crazy time...

Mr. Bento Fun Swap: Spring 2007 [nadja.robot]

and, as you may tell by my just now posting, life has continued to be even crazier...

seriously thank you all for making this as lovely as it has been. I'm off to double-check, but am I right in noting that everyone has sent & already recieved.... and we haven't even hit the deadlines!?

wow...

please, someone holler if that's not the case (don't worry I'm not trying to rush any stragglers, just wondering if I can trash all my documentation of who's got what, etc!)
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KupoNut says:

I hope there's a Summer swap! I just got my Mr. Bento today and I would love to participate in the next one. :D
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ldpaulson says:

I'm with Kupo Nut, who is actually one step ahead of me. I *STILL* need to get a Mr. Bento. (Gasp! I've been eating out of plastic! Yikes!) And I figured out a fun way to do this. The SO hates properly disposing of change. I love collecting it and taking it to the CoinStar machine when it amasses. There is a new one of these near us and they don' t charge a counting fee if you get an Amazon GC. Heeheehee! Problem solved. Now I just have to wait for the coffee can to fill up!

What great fun! Thanks for the inspiration.
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cecilnhou2 says:

I was able to go pick up my bento package from the post office today!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH YSETIAWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!

bento swap
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ysetiawa says:

You're very welcome!!! I'm so glad that you like it. This is really fun.
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Jennifer Laycock says:

Any plans to do another one of these down the road? I have access to really cute options for dividers, picks and lots of Japanese food, but alas, no bento accessories. I'd love to do a swap.
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empress1978 says:

I am interested in doing a Bento Swap as well...I wouldn't mind being the facilator if you guys give me feedback on who all is interested...
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amanky is a group administrator amanky says:

thejenn we just did this not even a month ago... seeing as though the last one before it was many moons before, just have patience... it'll surely come back around!

Meanwhile, LaptopLunches just kicked off one as well!
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