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Date Joined: April 23, 2010
Last Online: May 14, 2012
Birthday: June 7, 1982
Country: Canada
My Crafting/Daily Geeky Life Blog
My Vegan Blog
My Travel Blog

About Me

Hi! My name is Lauren, I am 29 years old and I'm from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. I'm engaged to the love of my life, Paul - I love spending time with him! I work as a video editor at a TV station. I went to university for an English degree, and attended college for a diploma in Television Broadcasting.

I love to craft and create all sorts of things, including knitting, needlework, things made out of plastic Perler beads, 1" pinback buttons, things made from Japanese Chiyogami paper, and more.

I love video games, especially retro Nintendo games. My favorite games are Super Mario Bros. games, Pac-Man, Katamari Damacy, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Zelda, Kirby, and any older arcade games. I also love pinball.

I also love music - I play the piano and the guitar. I played the clarinet in my high school symphonic band.

I have been a vegetarian for my entire life and love cooking vegetarian cuisine and foods from around the world.

I also love to travel and hope to travel the world someday! I am learning how to speak Japanese and hope to travel to Japan someday.

I also love to do yoga, work out at the gym, and go for long walks. I love all animals, especially cats!

Favorite Music

Mono, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Portishead, Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, American Analog Set, Do Make Say Think, Sigur Ros, Broadcast, The Notwist, Lali Puna, The Flaming Lips, Mum, Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Smashing Pumpkins (old stuff), Sonic Youth, Xiu Xiu, The XX, Windy & Carl, lots of post-rock/instrumental/experimental/indie bands.

Favorite Books

The Time Traveller's Wife, any book by Banana Yoshimoto, any book by Haruki Murakami, The Glass Castle, books by Michael Pollan, The Kite Runner

Favorite Movies

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service (also, any other Miyazaki movies), The Goonies, Back to the Future, Wall-E, Forks over Knives

Favorite Television

Adventure Time, The Office (US), Parks & Rec, South Park, The Colbert Report, X-play, The Sarah Silverman Show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Ace of Cakes, Dexter, Hell's Kitchen, The Big Bang Theory, America's Funniest Home Videos

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Needlepoint, Cross-stitch, Making video game inspired crafts, Perler Beads, Crochet, Embroidery, Paper Craft, Origami, Scrapbooking, Card Making


I love all sorts of things!

  • Postcards - I prefer them "naked" (written on and stamped)
  • Anything Japanese Kawaii, especially San-X characters (Rilakkuma, Nyan Nyan Nyanko, Kogepan, Mamegoma, etc.), Domo Kun, Mameshiba, anything cute!
  • Japanese Blind Box Miniatures/Toys - Rement Sets. Also love Tokidoki and Kid Robot.
  • Chocolate or candy, especially Japanese or from anywhere around the world that I can't get in Canada!
  • LOVE Coffee! Love Starbucks. Love coffee beans as I have a grinder for them! Love any instant coffee to take with me to work!
  • Spices from around the world
  • Tea (especially fruit flavors, green tea, black tea, white tea)
  • Wonderful handmade creations!
  • Stationary, stickers, pens, penpal supplies
  • Letters from penpals from around the world!
  • Anything related to the Japanese language as I am learning how to speak Japanese
  • Vegetarian cuisine (love veggie sushi!)
  • Wool/yarn, cute fabric, needlepoint/cross stitch supplies, embroidery, patterns, crafty stuff :)
  • Outer Space and Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis
  • Clothing size - I wear a women's size small/medium.


  • Anything made from fur as I am an animal lover and vegetarian
  • Tea with licorice, pumpkin spice, chai spice
  • Chocolate with raisins or fruit filling
  • Don't care for perfume smells, flowery scents, baby powder scent, anything that smells like pumpkin spice


I love to collect postcards! My favorites include any card showing your hometown/city/country/area - any scenery, history, traditions, festivals, anything special about where you live! I prefer to receive a card from your home country, written and stamped from there.

I'd also love any kawaii cards from Japan, or any Nintendo-themed video game cards (especially those showing retro game characters).

I am interested in collecting map cards and flag cards from where you live! I would love to collect US state map cards and country map cards. If you have one from where you live that is missing from my list, that would be wonderful! Here are the ones that I currently have collected:

US State Map Cards: - Alaska (Inside Passage) - California - Illinois - Indiana - Maryland - Michigan - New York - New York (Finger Lakes) - NYC Subway Map - North Carolina - North Dakota - Oklahoma - Pennsylvania - Utah

Canada Province Map Cards: - None! Would like any! :)

Country Map Cards: - Australia - Aruba (old style map) - Belgium - Bulgaria - Canada - Caribbean (old style map) - Cayman Islands (on a world map) - China (Old Shanghai Map Card) - Curacao - Finland - France (Alsace Map Card) - Grenada - Indonesia (Indonesia, Bali, Java Maps) - Isle Margarita, Venezuela - Israel - Japan (showing Festivals on map) - Japan (Hello Kitty map) - Japan - Lithuania - Malaysia (small map in center of multi-views) - Netherlands - New Zealand - Poland - Portugal - Russia - Spain - Switzerland (area of Lake Geneva) - US Virgin Islands - Wales

Flag Cards: - Brazil - Canada - Estonia - Iceland - Norway - Portugal - Turkey - California, USA - Indiana, USA - North Carolina, USA - Diver's Flag from Cayman Islands


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Doreen247 rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 28, 2011
Comment: Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate that you did such a nice post and listed my blog link as well on your blog post.
knellershappycampers rated for postcard! on Mar 17, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. The specific PC swap name was not listed. Please make sure to write that on the card. Thank you!
provadia rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 17, 2011
Comment: Thanks for commenting! Hope you visit again!:)
miccachan rated for 2011 Postcard swap #3 - March on Mar 16, 2011
Comment: thank you for the lovely retro card. I really like it a lot! Right now Japan is suffering from this awful earthquake and tsunami. Please pray for Japan! Thank you!
justingrid rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 15, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so much for posting about my blog on your website!!! That was so nice of you! Take care and happy swapping!
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Comment: I'm happy you like it. Glad to have found yours too. Will read very often :-)
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Comment: Thanks for your sweet comment and for becoming a follower! Look forward to becoming friends :-)
AsAlwaysAngela rated for Blog Followers #2 on Mar 9, 2011
Comment: That's so cool you have friends to get together and paper craft with! I don't know anyone else personally who is into it. (That's why I love looking at other people's blogs)! Thanks for the mention on your blog!
Response: I also get together with my sister sometimes to knit. My friend introduced me to paper craft/making cards and I'm happy she did! I'm also happy you enjoy the nicknames on our blog....I don't even know how it started, but we don't ever call each other by our actual names in person either! Just the nicknames! hehe :)
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ichabodhides on May 30, 2011:

Hi Lauren! Nice to see you here!

Jester777 on Apr 25, 2011:

Hee hee, hey it's me Jessie, your Canadian penpal! :D

Chinnu on Mar 31, 2011:

Just checking if you got my PC or not. I posted it on 11/03.

Chinnu on Mar 21, 2011:

Hi girl, Sorry to be out with the fun. I was your partner for 2011 Postcard swap- had mailed you a card long time ago....just wondering if you got it?? My first swap so was anxious if i did it right. Hope it reaches you. Cheers, Chinnu

myemye on Mar 9, 2011:

hey:) I just found you here so thought to leave a message!! And guess what? I started to work on your letter today! Hopefully I can finish it soon:) Take care.

memtree on Mar 7, 2011:

just wanted to let you know i visited your blog, commented and am following your blog now :)

memtree ❤ mt

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PostMuse on Sep 3, 2010:

Notecards To Go group has lots of fun new swaps. Perhaps we can tempt you?

PostMuse on Jul 5, 2010:

Welcome to Notecards to Go :-)

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