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Title: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 21, 2008 10:56:29 AM
Everyone is talking about sending, so I thought I'd put this up.
Show us your secrets!  :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: that13 gurl13 on May 22, 2008 10:56:54 PM
I'm super excited to see everyone's secrets


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on May 24, 2008 08:14:24 AM
Holy moley! I'm never the first to receive!
Here's the front:

It says, "I think Oprah has way too much influence over people's actions." It also has hidden in the picture, "think for yourself" and "why does everyone <3 her?"
the back:


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on May 24, 2008 08:26:53 AM
my friend says the same thing all the time.
--but i don't watch oprah anymore because i'm always too busy in the afternoons!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 24, 2008 08:38:06 AM
I like Oprah because she inspires people to be better and do better, but I see where that person is coming from with that secret.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on May 24, 2008 10:26:39 AM
Mk, sorry I didn't post yesterday I went to the Seether show right after I asked where the gallery was. ::)


Back says: I really do. They are so annoying and loud and they don't appreciate just how great it is to be a kid. I especially hate the parents that turned them into the stupid brats they are!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 24, 2008 01:19:14 PM
I received my first secret today:

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/how_german/secret1.jpg)
"I would LOVE to be a writer but I don't think I'm creative or imaginative enough to do it"

Click the picture to see the full-sized image.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: kartiana on May 24, 2008 02:07:14 PM
Oprah ~ Love the Spider-man stamp!!!!

Hate kids ~ I agree about the parents part. So often it is the parent that raise the brat. Although sometimes one is born, but mostly its the parents (at least thats what I believe)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on May 24, 2008 02:20:59 PM
Hate kids - I STRONGLY agree on the parents part. I love kids but I am often horrified at how clueless the parents are. Don't get me wrong most parents are good (and you get a few who are the other end of the scale and just don't seem to care) but the ones who spoil their children and then can't control them drive me mad.

Love to be a writer - Write! Scribble things in a notebook, on scrap pieces of paper, anything. The second anything occurs to you. You're a craftster so I'm cure you're creative enough, but start just writing whenever something crosses your mind. Just write for yourself and maybe when you've written something you're happy with try showing a friend or family member.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 24, 2008 03:38:11 PM
oprah - I feel the same. she annoys me. as soon as she opens her mouth everyone cheers. its 40 min of applause....lol

kids - i hate kids too. work at mcdonalds for 3 yrs and you really hate them....and their parents.

writer - I feel the same. I still scribble away but hide it so no one reads my horrible poetry! lol


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RifleEyes on May 24, 2008 04:54:04 PM
I really do. They are so annoying and loud and they don't appreciate just how great it is to be a kid. I especially hate the parents that turned them into the stupid brats they are!

You're not alone! I hate them too.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on May 24, 2008 05:16:59 PM
Oprah - I personally don't feel much one way or the other about Oprah, but I'd rather people get into hysterics about what she says on her talk show than say, Jerry Springer or something.

Kids - They're everywhere, aren't they? 

Writing - I agree with everyone else - just write!  It's freeing in a sense.  I would love to actually make a living off my writing, but that's a pipe dream for me.  I still try, though.  You might want to check out www.nanowrimo.org this November and try your hand at writing a 50,000 word novel in a month.  The point is the quantity, not the quality, so it helps to get over those "I'm not good enough!" blocks.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on May 24, 2008 06:14:07 PM


It says: It really hurt my feelings when you wouldn't stop talking about not being invited to the bar.  At least you were invited to the movie which is more than I can say.  You guys never invite me to go out, you never even call me.  Some friends you turned out to be.  I hate you!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on May 24, 2008 06:15:38 PM
I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting a post card yet, I thought someone was genuinely mad at me when I got it!  I'm glad you can vent to us, maybe soon you will feel comfortable enough to let your "friends" know how you feel :)




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 25, 2008 05:38:55 AM
I used to always feel like that about my friends. So what did I do? I blew em off and haven't talked to them in a year and honestly, I couldn't be happier. No more drama, no more pissing me off, no more of any of that.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 25, 2008 07:49:52 AM
I'll be sending my stuff out on tuesday, when the post office is open again.

Regarding the cards:

Oprah? Can't stand her!

Kids? Ack! Hell no! I despise them. Except when they're zombies. Or holograms. Then they're bearable. But I understand. There's too many of them!

I totally know the writing thing too. I've been on-off working on my novel for a good three years. Finally reaching the end but its not very good at all.

And I know people like that who are supposedly friends. Especially my college class. They were supposed to be friends but in the two years we hung out, I got invited out a total of 1 time. They went yout four nights a week with each other. Nice to feel appreciated!  Oh well, at least they get a whack in the metaphorical face when i told them where to stick it after we finished the course! Then I came to uni! And now, it is better.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on May 25, 2008 08:50:34 AM
The one about not being invited out has beautiful illustrations on it.  It's a sad secret though.  You are doing great by not letting their bitchyness get to you.  I say drop them and find better people to hang out with :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on May 25, 2008 09:43:39 AM
Friends- What a pretty card! I used to have a couple "friends" like that.  They're not worth your time if they treat you like that!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: kartiana on May 25, 2008 11:03:32 AM
Friends ~ I remember I invited everyone to my Birthday party and while they were all there with me they started talking about what they were going to do next, never once asking if I wanted to join them, never even caring that I was in the room listening to them talk about it. ...it pretty much broke my heart when they left. It felt like they only came over for free food then had better things to do.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on May 25, 2008 12:00:36 PM
Friends - I have had similar experiences, it always hurt so much. Those people aren't worth your time.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 25, 2008 04:16:48 PM

It says: I see your handwriting almost every day.
Everytime I get a knot in my stomach.
I wish this could have been us.
That back: I MISS YOU!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 26, 2008 01:48:02 AM
Handwriting- Thats so sad! I hate feeling like I'm missing people. Its the worst! *hugs to mystery swapper* I hope things work out :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 26, 2008 10:27:12 AM
I never watch Oprah. I always thought she was a good influence, but now that I read that card, I wonder.

I am not a fan of children myself, but even though I don't like them all that much I feel a little sorry for them when they do have a stupid parent.

I have tried writing and it is really difficult for some. I did the stupid thing and stopped doing it. I know two people that are English majors and really into writing and you would never think these people as all that creative from the outside. The best advice-as has been posted before-don't give up. Even if you hate what you write, save it for another day. Perhaps something new will inspire you or you think of a way to make what you wrote better. I really wish I hadn't thrown away all the stories I attempted. Even though I hated them at the time, there was always a chance I was wrong or being too critical, or whatever, but with them gone in the trash, I don't have the chance to even go back and try.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on May 26, 2008 02:12:32 PM
Kids - I thought no one else felt that way...when I saw that post card it was like looking at my own words, I ALMOST did that as a secret, but didn't because it's not a secret to anyone who knows me. 

Friends- seriously I have one close friend who lives 2,000 miles away, and it's been that way for 3 years.  I am not lonely and I don't miss the drama AT ALL.  You are stronger alone than you know, and maybe being alone for a bit will give you time to get to know your best Friend - YOU :)   (ok I'm off my soap box now)
The gallery has only 5 cards but is amazing already!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: 6iggle on May 26, 2008 03:09:16 PM


"I dont find my boyfriend attractive,

so, i dont know if i can ever truly love him"





(beautiful writing, this sender has)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Scatter Kincaid on May 26, 2008 03:59:20 PM
Yea for round 5!  Beautiful cards have arrived already!  I love the twirly friends card.  Beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on May 26, 2008 04:39:08 PM
That boyfriend card is handwritten? That's insanely good handwriting. Mine looks like a 5 year old's.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 26, 2008 04:39:46 PM
boyfriend - I know what you mean. I like to think I'm not superficial...but you need SOME sort of attaction, right?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: 6iggle on May 26, 2008 04:44:20 PM
That boyfriend card is handwritten? That's insanely good handwriting. Mine looks like a 5 year old's.

yeah, the bottom row is handwritten  :o


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 26, 2008 07:23:34 PM
Friends-I don't really have friends anymore because of how horrible the ones I had were. I miss having friends and going out, but I don't miss the heartache. Most of the time I felt more like an outsider and a burden to the people I hung out with.

As for the other two...I don't really know what to say about them. I can't relate to the handwriting card and I don't really have any advice about the boyfriend thing. I can say both cards were really pretty though.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on May 27, 2008 09:04:44 AM
boyfriend- I dated a guy I didn't find attractive.  They say love is blind, but it shouldn't be.  I now believe that there has to be some level of physical attraction.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 27, 2008 09:10:34 AM
Boyfriend - Having been in relationships that had no physical attraction, I can honestly say that for me I need some kind of physical attraction. The guys didn't do anything for me when there wasn't. However, don't take my opinion for it. Follow what your heart wants :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on May 27, 2008 10:55:43 AM

"Sometimes I don't feel like continuing to live. I don't want to kill myself, I just want it all to stop or go away. I want to be calm. I want to be happy again."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 27, 2008 11:33:36 AM
Calm: I understand completely. I often feel that way :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 27, 2008 12:37:35 PM
Calm - just take it one day at a time, that's how i get through it.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on May 27, 2008 01:16:20 PM
Calm - I opened this and was stunned because it could very easily have been one of mine. I can relate to that feeling. I hope you have someone in your life you can talk to, or if not you're welcome to PM me if you ever need to talk.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on May 27, 2008 09:13:46 PM
I got my first card after a long weekend away  ;D but my internet's not working at home at the moment. Hopefully when I get home it will be happy.

Boyfriend -- For me, I don't think I could date someone I'm not attracted to. I don't care if the rest of the world thinks he's hot, but I think part of love is attraction.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on May 28, 2008 07:52:16 AM
Calm- I think everyone at one time or another just wants the world to go away and just be calm. I can totally empathize with this card.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on May 28, 2008 02:15:02 PM


The front: "I wish everyone cared about animals as much as me!"



The back: "Meat IS murder!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on May 28, 2008 02:16:48 PM
The meat is murder card came to me in an envelope. Which is probably good, since I rent a room from a cattle farmer. The picture on the front is really pretty.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 28, 2008 02:19:53 PM
I love animals, but I'm not a vegitarian....I don't like that i eat meat but I do...Now I feel sad...lol.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 28, 2008 04:24:33 PM
Animals: I really, really care about animals. I understand the meat is murder thing too. The picture is really beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on May 29, 2008 07:11:42 AM


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 29, 2008 09:11:34 AM
Very beautiful card, and I sympathize with your secret.  I'm glad you made the right choice for you and didn't bring a child into this world that you couldn't offer the kind of life it deserves. I know this is a sensitive subject for people, but I'm of the pro-choice mindset.  If you're not, that's absolutely fine but please don't try to tell me how wrong I am. 

I'm glad the secrets have started to actually get...secretive. Up until now I was worried that mine were too "juicy".  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on May 29, 2008 09:34:31 AM
I love the picture on this postcard and how it fits with the secret.  It looks like it was taken from a magazine, so I think it must have been a bit of a fortunate find. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 29, 2008 10:20:11 AM
Abortion - Im glad you feel you made the right decision. Nothing worse to me than regretting it.

ETA: My dad just called to let me know I've recieved an envelope from "craftster" (I assume someone maybe put craftser on the envelope somewhere?) with American staps on it :D He's bringing it with him when my family visit me on saturday, so i'll hopefully be able to post it then as this is the ONLY swap I'm getting envelopes from I think...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on May 29, 2008 04:55:05 PM
i'm feeling self-conscious about commenting on cards, because then it might be obvious when i don't comment on a card, that that one would be mine. that's why i stopped commenting on the cards. Maybe one of my secrets should have been that i'm undiagnosed, but probably neurotic. so far they're all wonderful, and i'm glad to have been a participant in this sharing.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on May 29, 2008 05:46:21 PM
i'm feeling self-conscious about commenting on cards, because then it might be obvious when i don't comment on a card, that that one would be mine. that's why i stopped commenting on the cards. Maybe one of my secrets should have been that i'm undiagnosed, but probably neurotic. so far they're all wonderful, and i'm glad to have been a participant in this sharing.



I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way.  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on May 29, 2008 06:17:07 PM
i'm feeling self-conscious about commenting on cards, because then it might be obvious when i don't comment on a card, that that one would be mine. that's why i stopped commenting on the cards. Maybe one of my secrets should have been that i'm undiagnosed, but probably neurotic. so far they're all wonderful, and i'm glad to have been a participant in this sharing.



I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way.  :D

Me too!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 29, 2008 06:45:41 PM
i'm feeling self-conscious about commenting on cards, because then it might be obvious when i don't comment on a card, that that one would be mine. that's why i stopped commenting on the cards. Maybe one of my secrets should have been that i'm undiagnosed, but probably neurotic. so far they're all wonderful, and i'm glad to have been a participant in this sharing.



I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way.  :D

Me too!!

Me 3!! Or 4! Whatever.  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 29, 2008 06:59:14 PM
i'm feeling self-conscious about commenting on cards, because then it might be obvious when i don't comment on a card, that that one would be mine. that's why i stopped commenting on the cards. Maybe one of my secrets should have been that i'm undiagnosed, but probably neurotic. so far they're all wonderful, and i'm glad to have been a participant in this sharing.



I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way.  :D

Me too!!

Me 3!! Or 4! Whatever.  :D
Add one more to the list! I think I'm just going to comment here and there. I started out thinking I would comment on all of them, but I really don't have anything relevant to say about some and that might be annoying to people as well. And just for the record, don't count on me going through and trying to figure out who didn't comment on what card-too much work.  :D



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on May 29, 2008 07:18:56 PM
And there are 40 of us signed up so thats 400 postcards to comment on!  There's no way I could keep track of who said wht, nor do I care to.  I just love seeing all the secrets with the lovely craftiness behind them.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 30, 2008 05:56:39 AM
And there are 40 of us signed up so thats 400 postcards to comment on!  There's no way I could keep track of who said wht, nor do I care to.  I just love seeing all the secrets with the lovely craftiness behind them.


ha ha. exactly. Besides, no one knows you sent yet unless you said you sent. comment on your own cards, too. no one would know...


abortion - I'm glad you don't regret your choice


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on May 30, 2008 09:01:34 AM

"EVERY TIME THE CALLER ID SAYS UNKNOWN, I THINK IT'S HIM, EVEN THOUGH, HE DIED, 5 YEARS, 5 MONTHS, AND 15 DAYS AGO"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on May 30, 2008 10:51:28 AM
Phone - oh my thats really sad and touching and I think I would feel that way too. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 30, 2008 11:32:11 AM
Phone: I feel for you. I really do. Every time my house phone rings, I hope its my nana, but she died a decade ago :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on May 30, 2008 04:45:11 PM
Recieved my first card:


Text: "I dislike the way our society thinks everyone 'owes' them something..."
On the back:  "Everyone needs to stop concertrating on what the world owes them and go out and get it for themselves."

I couldn't agree more.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: indigo_roses on May 30, 2008 05:31:55 PM
I couldn't agree more.

Amen.

commenting neurosis - I felt the same way too when I participated a few rounds back. I basically just commented on the cards that I felt I had something to say, and didn't on the others. But, no one's going to notice which ones you don't comment on and figure out that they are yours.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on May 30, 2008 06:07:24 PM
you know - that's one of the things i love about craftster
come on here and say - HEY, here's a big old dose of my craziness
and everybody congratulates you for it
and shows their own brand of craziness back
--feeling much better now :-*

and so moved by these cards
(although i have yet to receive...)
(but i know it's not technically send out time yet ;D)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 30, 2008 06:52:53 PM
Society - I completely agree.

I got my first secret today! I'll post it later, I have to dig my scanner out from under a huge pile of papers and misc. craft supplies.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: mynameis_jinx on May 30, 2008 11:57:26 PM


"I wish you would ask me to marry you.  It's been a really long time."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 31, 2008 02:16:56 AM
Society - I really couldn't agree more.

Marriage - :( I feel for you... though maybe you could ask? Its not convential, but hey, nothing is these days.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on May 31, 2008 08:35:26 AM
it's quite the coincidence that i received this secret...i couldv'e totally written it myself!!

I make a lot of purses, but I only use the ones I buy.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on May 31, 2008 08:38:14 AM
Recieved my first today...



Written on the back - Im not ashamed. It isnt a mainstream character, but i'm still in love with him.

No real man could ever compare to him.

Also the Hama heart is ready to be made into a keyring :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on May 31, 2008 08:41:11 AM
I make a lot of purses, but I only use the ones I buy.
There are a lot of things that I can make for myself and use instead of something store bought, but sometimes I just buy whatever it is instead of making it because it's often so much easier.  It makes me feel pretty guilty when I do that, though.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on May 31, 2008 08:50:16 AM
Another postcard secret:

"I am very critical of others' grammar--the word "ain't" is not a word!"
"It's ____ & I, not _____ & me." "A lot, not alot."

I can definitely relate to this.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 31, 2008 08:53:20 AM
I got my second secret today!



"SEX: Why does this always feel like a chore to me?"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: CraftyMcCrafterson on May 31, 2008 08:53:29 AM
Recieved my first today...

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/secretlove.jpg

Written on the back - Im not ashamed. It isnt a mainstream character, but i'm still in love with him.

No real man could ever compare to him.

Also the Hama heart is ready to be made into a keyring :D

I think the best thing about this swap is that it makes me feel better about  my own oddities :) I totally could have written this card...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 31, 2008 08:55:42 AM
To the "grammar" postcard...

You spelled grammar wrong!  ;)

Mildly ironic.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on May 31, 2008 08:59:03 AM
I love the card with the perler beads...so creative!  I can totally relate, I compare my boyfriends to guys I've read about in books that seem perfect to me.

Grammar - ohhh bad spelling/grammar makes me cringe and my boss is sooo bad, thank goodness she has somone proof her reports.
 
Sex: Sadly I agree 110% and I love my man! 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 31, 2008 09:03:56 AM
wow! so many have been added!

fictional character - me too. But maybe my mr. darcy is out there? maybe?!?!?! I HOPE SO!

grammar - i used to feel the same in school....not so much now

purses - I"M THE SAME WAY! Though I do use one of my tote bags for work, but thats it...


marriage - beautiful card!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on May 31, 2008 09:20:32 AM
Dang, I don't log on for a day and everyone has gone posting happy!!

Society-  I love this card!  I can't agree with you more :)

Marriage-  I feel like I wrote that care myself (I didn't  :P ).  Six years and I'm still waiting...ugh.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sulkycat on May 31, 2008 10:11:29 AM
i am a spelling / grammar pedant (& proud! i would be a crap teacher if i wasnt, i am head of english!) - the irony of the grammar card made me smile (but smile in a nice way, not a bitchy way) (oh, & before anyone feels the need to point out my lack of punctuation, if its good enough for e e cummings ..... ok, its sheer laziness / bloodymindedness!  :-*)

i like reading this round of secrets, most of them so far seem to have a lighter, gentle touch


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on May 31, 2008 10:14:12 AM

So that you don't have to turn your monitor around  ;)
"I love Sister Act II. I don't know why, I don't even like Whoopi Goldberg! I know all the songs and when that boy hits that high note in "Oh Happy Day" I cry every time!"

now i have to see it!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on May 31, 2008 10:23:54 AM
i saw that card/comment and thought
why would i be the only one to have to turn my monitor?
funny

there are a lot of movies that i love to watch that i usually wouldn't admit -
blast from the past, back to the future, so many more - i can't resist when they come on tv i don't mean to keep watching but i do!!! every single time...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 31, 2008 11:27:24 AM
Fictional character - I totally understand. I get huge crushes on actors. And characters from Harry Potter. Okay, okay, and Roland from the Dark Tower series.  :D

Grammar - That also made me smile in a non-bitchy way. I get really annoyed when people spell "definitely" wrong.

Marriage - I really like the picture.

Sister Act 2 - I'm not the biggest fan of that one, but I can not get enough of the first. I know all the songs too. I don't like Whoopi either.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 31, 2008 12:21:47 PM
Fictional Character-I am so happy I am not alone in things like this!

Marriage-My man & I are always talking about marriage (it's been many years), some days I just can't wait and other days neither of us feel ready. I can certainly relate to the wanting though-I feel like I want it more often that not, but he's in no hurry to ask.

Sister Act-I like the original better, but 2 was good.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on May 31, 2008 12:57:50 PM
Wow! Loads to catch up on!

I got my card from my folks today, but my scanner is broken so i've had to take a bad picture. I'll post tomorrow if my scanner doesnt start working...


Purse: Snap! I have over 20 made purses but I only use the one my dad brought me five years ago in Newquay. Its pretty much rotten and dog eared, but its MY bag :)

Character: I feel. I do! My friend wrote a nano-novel and I adore the charact in that. If he were real, I'd totally be married to him  :D And gosh a hama-bead heart? Want! I need to start making hama again. Mum has all my beads back home though.

Grammar: I'm awful for bad grammar really, but I just can't stop!

Sex: I know the feeling of it being a chore. Its an awful feeling, isn't it?

Sister act: Who doesn't love singing nuns? The films absolutly make me smile no matter what, and I could give you an entire accurate script from memory for both films, including music :P

And I think thats it?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on May 31, 2008 01:25:09 PM
I received my card #1



Underneath the monoply money it reads:
My mom was right about what I should have studied in college. I hope to go back someday but for now I feel like I missed out. And she let me.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 31, 2008 01:44:34 PM
college - i could have written that card.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 31, 2008 04:46:25 PM


"I love yoga but I am too lazy to keep it up"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 31, 2008 04:52:19 PM




"I'm 37 and I LOVE to watch Nickelodeon, Ned's Declassified, Fairly Oddparents, Spongebob, Drake & Josh, iCarly"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on May 31, 2008 04:57:02 PM
Yoga - This could have been my secret. When my boyfriend saw it on the coffee table he actually did think it was one of mine that I hadn't sent out yet.

Spongebob - My uncle is in his 50's and he loves Spongebob too. I haven't seen many episodes but it seems like a funny show. I love the guy that does his voice, he was fantastic in Shakes the Clown.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on May 31, 2008 05:09:35 PM
my friend does not let her children watch spongebob
and it's one of the reasons i don't want to be friends with her anymore
there are others - but when that came up, it started the ball rolling
i love that show
also jimmy neutron, fairly oddparents, and well, that list could go on for a while so i'll quit there


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on May 31, 2008 05:11:38 PM
nick - I don't like the new shows, but i do watch repeats of the old shows and i watch them online... lol


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on May 31, 2008 09:39:14 PM
SpongeBob-I watch that show in the hopes of seeing Larry.  I love that he's a snail that meow's...cracks me up every time.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 01, 2008 12:08:13 AM
Yoga - This could have been my secret. When my boyfriend saw it on the coffee table he actually did think it was one of mine that I hadn't sent out yet.

That's pretty funny.  I love yoga too and everyone I know knows I love yoga so they always come to me with questions about it.  I don't do it as often as I'd like so sometimes I feel like a bit of a fake when I give friends or family answers or advice on it. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 01, 2008 02:52:58 AM
College: I hope you can go back. *hug*

Yoga: I'm the same. I love yoga too, but i just can't be bothered to trek the mile to the place where the group meets up, and yoga on my own isn't fun and Im certain I'm doing it wrong.

Nickelodeon: Who doesn't love watching kids TV? And Gary is by far the most awesomest snail ever :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 01, 2008 04:03:33 AM
Yoga--i really love that art.

Spongebob--when the theme song comes on, i feel like standing up and saluting for some reason (hey, that could be a secret for round 6!)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 01, 2008 08:55:08 AM


"It pleased me when my then boyfriend flunked out of law school."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 01, 2008 11:08:25 AM
Flunked: I got please too, when my ex flunked out of the same course as myself. It made me feel all fuzzy inside. Of course, at that time it was because he'd told me I'd be the one that failed... Ha!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 01, 2008 01:42:42 PM
Wow, went camping this weekend and had to read 4 pages to catch up!  I'm so excited the secrets have started, the artwork is neat.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: ss9901 on June 01, 2008 08:42:02 PM
I have received 2 cards so far here they are!!


"i want to fly...away


"17149 I have such a HUGE crush on you!
you are way to cute!
and you are really nice!"




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 02, 2008 03:30:38 AM
Fly: Who doesnt want to? I know I do!

Crush: I love the green of the background, and I'm not usually a green person! Regarding the message, I think that its great that they're such a nice person. I hope they feel the same, because it would be nice if things worked out :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 02, 2008 03:42:28 AM
those are both so sweet! I love those birds--the patterns are great.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 02, 2008 05:14:07 AM
I received my first card today! :D



"I Buy My Son McD's Even Though I Would NEVER Eat There Myself."

On the back it says, "I'm such a hypocrite and a bad mom."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 02, 2008 05:52:12 AM
fly away - sometimes it would be nice... if anything to get a different perspective and see outside what's going on - very pretty card too

17149 - I LOVE secret crushes :)  I had one for the longest time on my hubby...

McD's - I'll eat the sundae from there lol


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 02, 2008 06:06:46 AM
McD's-Feeding your kid fast food doesn't make you a bad mom. For one, aat least you are actually feeding him. And if you are worried about the healthiness(or lack thereof) of the food, I say that it's okay cause he's a kid and probably runs around and stays active. Or you could try getting the apples instead of fries. Sometimes I go and just get apples.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: doo_leroux on June 02, 2008 07:52:44 AM
not attracted to boyfriend - I married a man I wasn't attracted to and less than a year later we're seperated. I did and still do love him, but it wasn't enough. Whenever we did have sex, it felt like a chore. I thought it was me, but then I met someone whom I was attracted to, and I was SO MUCH happier.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 02, 2008 08:11:30 AM
McD's: You aren't a bad mum! Its not as if you're letting your son eat it 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. That would be pretty awful... Besides, kids need more energy than us older folks and he'll work off the un-health of it in no time!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 02, 2008 08:41:45 AM
I love the fly away card. It's so pretty!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on June 02, 2008 08:48:23 AM
Fly Away - I love the card so much, it looks fantastic. And I know the feeling.

McD's - You're not a bad mum. As long as you're feeding your son a good diet then McD's aren't going to hurt him at all.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 02, 2008 11:24:23 AM
I received my first postcard today.



I wish you'd die (in bubble-like stickers)
You hated that I'd rather follow a career than get married and have 2.4 kids.
You'll never make me cry again...
You don't see how you hurt me
Stop blaming me for being real. You screwed up. Not me.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 02, 2008 11:26:41 AM
mcds - I've worked at mcds. You're not a bad mom. And believe me you are NOT alone.

career - do what you need to do. no person should ever take that away from you.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 02, 2008 12:32:24 PM
Career: Nobody has the right to be mean to you for doing what you want. Follow what your heart wants, because at the end of the day, its your life and you're the one who matters most. Other people can't make your descisions for you.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 02, 2008 01:46:17 PM
I rec'd two today!  The first one was sent as a postcard and was damaged in the mail... I only have one side of it and there's no code - so please if this is yours, PM the organizer so they can list it, I was to see the other side too lol. 



It says " I haven't told anyone, not even my fiance, because I only have love for my ring and don't want ppl to think anything negative about it because of what kind of a person she was.  Now I feel a little bit of sadness everytime someone tells me they love my ring and I tell them it was hers."


The 2nd postcard:





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 02, 2008 02:18:34 PM
Ring: Thats really sad :( I'm sorry *hug*

ASPCA: I take it taht the ASPCA is similar to the RSPCA, and don't worry. I have to change the channel or leave the room, and i STILL cry just knowing they are on the other side :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 03, 2008 03:25:29 AM
I got another card today! :D



"I write horrible love stories... But I get bored and stop by 70 page."

On the back it says, "And yes, that's my original work (unfortunately!)"


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Post by: sweaterbrau on June 03, 2008 07:56:24 AM
So very cute!  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 03, 2008 08:14:21 AM
Love stories: My first attempt at NaNoWriMo was basically a long, drawn out daydream harlequin romance thing.  It was awful!  But I enjoyed writing it anyway. =)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 03, 2008 08:27:42 AM
Stories: I'm like that too XD I think some of my work is worse than the oh-so-wonderfully-cheesey M&B books.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on June 03, 2008 08:29:58 AM
Cards #2 and #3


Reads: I am SO totally EMBARASSED of my sister abusing WELFARE.
She had another child to keep her benefits
Free housing free medical free food- she's NEVER worked
She's such a bad mom to her kids. She just doesn't care


Reads: I don't know what I look like. I've never looked at my whole body in a mirror. I'm too ashamed.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 03, 2008 08:36:23 AM
Welfare:  I feel so strongly about welfare, and feel such anger towards those that abuse it.
My family has been on food stamps, medicaid and wic, and I have received government grants for school.  My mother was a single parent of 8 children, and she simply could not do it alone for a little while.  But she worked hard and got to a better place.  People that do nothing and live off the system make me a little sick.  So, I guess I fell you on this one.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 03, 2008 08:45:25 AM
ASPCA:  Oh my gosh!! my boyfriend always turns off the tv when those ads come on because he knows they make me cry every freakin time.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 03, 2008 08:48:36 AM
Mirror:
Trust me I know--easier said than done. But this summer you've got to get some self esteem going. We are all flawed human beings. Some of us just happen to be lucky enough to get photoshopped before we're put out in public. Embrace all that is  you:  one of a kind; uniquely  you.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 03, 2008 10:46:50 AM
Welfare: I don't understand how people can do that as there are people who need it more than a lot of people who get it, at least thats how I feel. I mean no offence by that, but it does really bug me.

Mirror: I avoid the mirror too.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 03, 2008 10:59:15 AM
Postcard #2

Front


Back


Calling my mother can be a chore.
She loves to chat and I hate the phone.

I make sure to call at least once a week.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on June 03, 2008 11:20:19 AM
Calling mother- I am used to conversations no longer than ten minutes and even that makes me a little irratated.

Welfare- I hate that there are so many people who abuse the system. I can think of at least a dozen people who I know who are without health insurance and have to go to food banks.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 03, 2008 11:30:46 AM
Mom - I hear ya! I hate talking on the phone so much.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 03, 2008 12:17:28 PM
wow
i got 2 today too!!



it says
I want to drop out and be a Vegas Showgirl
(on the back) but I'm too fat and I know my degree would open more doors for me

and drum roll please



I stopped over-achieving at work when the only reward I got was someone else's work
(on back) Without even trying I still pick up most of the slack


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 03, 2008 12:23:48 PM
comments:
showgirl - the feathers go off the card.
when i opened the envelope, it totally freaked me out
such a weird feeling
and it's such a pretty pretty drawing
- and i share your feelings. about dropping out, at least.

work - that's one of the reasons why i don't have a job anymore
i work all day staying at home, and even with three kids screaming
and a work-at-home husband and all the kids on the block coming in
and soccer mom pressure and all that
it's less work than a job



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 03, 2008 12:36:45 PM
guess who got some cards.

meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  :D

first one (front & back):


(front):
"IM NOT SORRY I LIED BECAUSE IT GOT YOU OUT OF MY LIFE
IM SORRY YOU HURT MY FRIEND IN RETALIATION FOR MY ACTIONS THOUGH
"

(back):
"That was 4 years ago -
I'm still angry now, but I'll never be sorry.
Just wish my friend didn't get hurt because of it.
(She knows, and we're still close though!)
He thinks I'm sorry.
"

second one (front & back):


(front):
"I practice partial arts so that I don't take my anger out on innocent bystanders.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
"

(back):
"It works.  Haven't been in a fight since high school"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 03, 2008 12:57:30 PM
Oh how I empathize with the work postcard!!! The fastest horse gets whipped the most, as they say...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 03, 2008 01:14:21 PM

Front Says: I know I'm a bitch to you. I know I'm mean. But I want to hate you, so when you die I won't be so sad.
Back Says: But I love you Dad.



It Says: I never really learned how to swim because I hate the way I look in a bathing suit, which is nothing at all like this.


It Says: I am so in love


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 03, 2008 01:15:41 PM
Mean: I totally understand! I was am mean to my gramma, but I love her so much, I just want to be mad at her when she goes!

Bathing Suit: I didn't learn to swim until I was an adult ... for the same reason!

Love: Isn't it a wonderful thing!?!?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sulkycat on June 03, 2008 01:24:02 PM
swimming costume sender - get swimming! i am definitely NOT the slimmest person at my pool - but am also not the largest by a long way - & nobody ever seems to give a damn!

its fabulous exercise - without feeling like exercise at all (how brilliant is that!) - & of course is a potential life saver

there are some amazing swimsuits out there - get a good inbuilt bra shelf, & tummy control (loads of costumes have them now) - they work wonders! plus your bod is actually hidden under water most of the time - can you tell i LOVE swimming??  ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 03, 2008 01:32:10 PM
Oh wow! I go to eat and I gets lots to comment on!

Phone: I call my folks every other day, but if its anyone else, I freeze and have to come up with a whole conversation plan in my head before I even use the phone.

Showgirl: i empathise, i really really do. I wish I was as pretty as the showgirls, but I know that they're only wanted for their bodies, and that bit makes me sad.

work: Urgh, don't you just hate getting others work as a "reward"? It totally sucks.

lied and hurt friend: I'm sorry your friend got hurt :( But at least you're still close! And such a pretty drawing!

Anger: I feel for you, i do. I have to do loads of stuff to stop from exploding at people who aren't even part of whats making me cranky to begin with.

love/hate: I know that feeling. *hug*

bathing suit: I hate how i look in a suit! I havn't been swimming for almost 8 years because of it.

Love: I'm happy for you :D



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 03, 2008 01:34:39 PM
Work: I thought I was the only one!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tazzell on June 03, 2008 02:20:49 PM
Post was good today


I'm sorry you're sick.  I'm sorry you're in pain.  But I'm still a kid!
I shouldn't be the one with all the responsibilities.  It's not fair...
I feel like I'm imprisoned....


I have a TEN cup a day habit.
I rarely drink anything else.


I don't wear makeup because I think it's pointless.
But I might on occasion if I knew how to put it on correctly.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 03, 2008 02:23:43 PM
Wow there are so many good ones. What a great swap!!!

Love: Me too  ;D

Swimming: I wear a bikini, fat rolls be damned! I had a really good friend tell me she got over her bikini phobia because she said if I can wear one, she can wear one. To be honest it hurt a bit, but I know she said it outta love. But seriously, if You love yourself, others will follow. Trust Me.

Makeup: Me too. I can't put it on to save my life.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 03, 2008 02:31:20 PM
WOOO! I MISSED A LOT!

aspca - My family watched a lot of BBC America, which likes to play those commercials. When I hear "Angel" by Sarah Mcclauclin (spelt horribly, I know) I know its that commerical and I get teary, grab my dog and hug her!

work - TELL ME ABOUT IT! I gave up doing my best at my old job a LONG time ago and i still was better than everyone there,

martial arts - I'm glad you found something to release your energy.

swim suit- I'm not a fan of the beach, but pools? Only friends and family see you. who cares?

makeup - I think its pointless too but on OCCASION i wear it if I want to feel pretty myself. I am who I am, bad skin and all. What's the point of hiding it? And what's the point of keeping it from the someone on a date. If it works out they'll see you a mess eventually, might as well warn them ahead of time, lol


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tazzell on June 03, 2008 02:44:41 PM
Sick - I worry that my small people feel responsible for me but I try really hard to ensure they grow up having childhoods and not constantly worrying...that was my childhood.

Habit - I can think of worse things you could be drinking ;)

Make-up - I know what you mean I wear very little, surely I can't go too wrong that way..well I hope.

Work - I know that one only too well myself.

Phone calls - I actually unplug mine when I really can't face having to answer it.

Kids - being a parent I know only too well how some kids are obnoxious, parenting skills are sometimes sadly lacking and I wonder why I work so hard to make sure my kids behave.  But I do and I always will. ;)

Writer- just doodle and write whatever jumps into your head.  I've found old sketch pads and essays and am always amazed that I actually did that...in a good way.

Friends - I sadly understand this one too, being let down sucks but you will find good friends who would never intentionally do that to you, and they are worth the wait.

Calm - oh yes for some wonderful quiet peace.

Caller Id - I still have my Dad's number on my cell phone 4 years since he died. :(

Society - Most definately, what ever happened to a sense of community?

SpongeBob Squarepants - ROCKS!

Crush - Crushes are wonderful.

Career - I remember one of my friends worrying that I wouldn't like her because she didn't ever want kids and wanted to focus on her career.  I was quick to reassure her that I totally respected her decision as she had respected mine for wanting kids.  I'm sorry someone hurt you instead of being proud of the wonderful person you are.

Welfare - Welfare is a great system for helping people back onto their feet or supporting those who trully need it but it is sad that some people choose it as a career.





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 03, 2008 03:14:25 PM
My third card showed up in the mail today!


"I miss my dogs when I'm at work"

The back, with a thumb strategically placed to cover the secret code:


"Sometimes more than I miss my husband"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 03, 2008 03:19:30 PM
Dog/Husband: That one made me smile  :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 03, 2008 04:09:35 PM
habit: Don't worry. I have worse habits. namely blowing off working to play games/craft instead.

makeup: I know that... make-up is wasted on kids these days IMO and they can't ever seem to put it on right. I bet you can do better than them!

dogs: Hehe, i miss my pup and my two cats more than my dad... but everyone knows that anyway - im just more of an animal person :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 03, 2008 05:25:32 PM

"I get a lot of 'best girlfriend' e-mails - but I don't really have any best girlfriends."

My best [girl]friends know not to send me spam =)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 03, 2008 06:25:45 PM
Best girl friends: I don't have any best girl friends, either.  Actually, I don't really have any girl friends at all.  Acquaintances, sure, but no one I can call up and go out with or confide in.  I really regret not developing those sort of life long friendships in high school or college.  I'm trying to meet more people so maybe someday I will have a best girl friend, but some days it seems so unlikely, as if I missed my chance already.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 03, 2008 06:46:49 PM
I posted my last card right before work, so I didn't have time to comment, so now I can.

Mom on phone: I could have written this card. I love my mom and I love talking to her, sometimes, but she can just talk and talk and talk forever about nothing and I hate being on the phone without a purpose.

Spongebob: I'm a fan.

ASPCA: Me too! The music, the looks of the animals, the message-I'm always bawling.

Welfare: Hearing about people abusing the system makes me so mad when I know that there are really some people out there that could use that help and can't get it.

Work: At my job, the worst employees get the best treatment. I hate it because it's hard for me to NOT do a good job and I get screwed for it.

Dogs: I love mine that much as well.

Girlfriends: I totally relate to this card as well. I don't have many girlfriends, but lots of acquaintances that like "chain" letters like that.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 03, 2008 07:53:10 PM

"I'm always worried that we don't have enough food, even though we always have enough.  I think it's because my mom always asked me over and over if I had enough to eat when I was growing up..."

The back has definitions of different types of food.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 03, 2008 07:56:03 PM

Closed.

Open.  "I'm too scared to open my own Etsy!  I would hate to waste all of that time and energy and not sell anything."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 03, 2008 08:03:05 PM
Scared to open Etsy:  After I graduated college I didn't have anything lined up (for multiple reasons) for employment.  So, I decided to open my own jewelry business!  I had my own website, added a shopping cart, registered with my city, county and state so I could collect sales tax, printed up business cards, made invitations to an open house, organized and had an open house, bought a TON of supplies (with my credit card because I didn't have a job), spent hours and hours and hours making jewelry.  I think all told, I sold maybe enough to pay for a tenth of the money I put into it, not taking into account the time or effort that went into it also.  Financially, it was a failure, but I wouldn't consider it a waste.  I learned a lot from it, and not just how to make jewelry (which I hadn't done before). 

You should totally open up your own Etsy - you never know what people are going to like and want to buy from you.  And you never know what you'll learn along the way.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on June 03, 2008 08:40:43 PM
Etsy- My mother makes beautiful jewelry. She is a PMC artist. I think her stuff is wonderful and I always get compliments when I wear her work. However, her etsy store is kind of a flop. She hasn't sold many things and she puts unlimited hours into it. That aside she has gotten quite a few connections from it and has been offered spots in craft shows. I say go for it. Just make sure to invest (both time and money) what you can afford. Nothing ventured, nothing gained right. ;)

Not enough food- I have an obsession with making sure we have enough food. My entire family is like this. We were poor growing up and we always could buy processed food. Now as an adult I spend more than I should on food, expensive food at that. Most of the time I have to send leftovers to my brothers so it doesn't go to waste.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 04, 2008 01:52:09 AM
girl friends - hehe the only ones i get like that are from my mum, but she knows that unless its really funny, or has pictures of cute animals, not to send them to me. Which she doesnt. My mum is my best friend I think...

food - I always worry that there isn't enough food too, but I worry because I think if there isn't enough, how will I afford more when my bank balance is so low.

etsy - precisely what stops me from opening an etsy



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 04, 2008 05:23:01 AM
Etsy--I've only sold one thing in my Etsy shop, but that was exciting enough to make me emotionally (not financially!) feel it's worthwhile.

Dogs--I have the same feelings but in a cats kind of way.





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: doo_leroux on June 04, 2008 06:10:42 AM
girlfriends - I don't have any either...not one. I also regret no maker closer connections in high school or college. When I see two girls walking by and chatting or laughing, I get so insanely jealous. I'm also trying to get out there more, but I'm not sure how or where to start. I try the net but its always singles sites or something. Why is it so many of us don't have girlfriends and yet want them?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 04, 2008 06:10:46 AM
Make up-  I feel like I could have wrote this card.  Make up is such a waste of time to me.  Pssh, I would rather sleep in 10 extra minutes instead of getting up to put make up on and stare at a computer that will never know the difference.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 04, 2008 06:28:12 AM
girlfriends - i go to a local moms website, a part of our newspaper in Cincinnati, and look at all of the different posts. one section is about friends - and it's amazing how many people are just hoping to find a friend. i even found one of my real life friends on there looking for friends (which is sad because we live 2 blocks apart and she didn't talk to me about it)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 04, 2008 06:30:06 AM
I received another card for the third day running! :D



"There's a part of me that hates that everyone around me seems to be moving on with their lives - getting married, having kids, buying houses - while I feel stuck. But even more, I hate that I care."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 04, 2008 06:45:21 AM
Girlfriends - My DH and I really have no friends to speak of, and we are pretty happy.  I'm really close to my sister who lives two hours away, but yeah it would be nice to have people to call and go out with.  Meh, I can't have everything and am so thankful for my family.  I did join the book club at the library recently and sometimes will volunteer... try that and you will meet a few people :)

Food - My son thinks I'm nuts... I have to have a meat, veggie, starch and usually fruit (applesauce or something) with EVERY meal, I'm so afraid my family will be hungry.

Etsy - Just go for it... I haven't dived into the craft fair circuit yet and this is my outlet to display my items.  I get excited just looking at how many times an item has been viewed, never mind selling them lol.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 04, 2008 06:59:39 AM
hi! these are the cards i've gotten so far








Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 04, 2008 07:32:50 AM
Smoke - I hope you find the reason to quit... or at least cut back.  My dad went from 3 packs a day to one after each meal.  You'll quit when you're ready

Mom - some people just can't be happy

Travel - I would LOVE to do that...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 04, 2008 07:40:13 AM
Girlfriends - Everytime I see a post of someone saying "I wish that I had a real friend to hang out with." I check and see where they live, thinking maybe we could be friends. But they always live somewhere really far away.

Travel - I do this. I pick a different country every summer, book a ticket, and just GO. It's not as scary as you might think, but if you are married, then phone bills to check-in with your husband can be as much as your plane ticket :P


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 04, 2008 08:00:17 AM
moving on: I always feel i'm stuck in the same place because others seem to be achieving more than I do. But I realise that I'm working toward moving forward, and that one day, I'll probably rocket past them all.

Smoking: :( *hug* I can't think anything profound/interesting to say, but I offer you some love

Mum: My nan's like that... but I don't like my nan much so don't really care how she decides to treat me.

Travel: I hope to travel the world myself, alone. I think it will be good for me, but I would get awful lonely.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 04, 2008 08:07:33 AM
MOM - i'm afraid that i complain too much, especially at work. But I feel like when its all good there's nothing to chit chat about, lol.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 04, 2008 02:30:53 PM
mom- mine is the same way

smoking- so glad that i quit

traveling- would totally do it alone


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 04, 2008 02:49:32 PM
Got card number 2.



Front: I buy random pictures of people from thrift stores. I have had this one in my wallet for about two years now. When someone asks who he is I make up a new story about him. Some people find it creepy, but most who know me find it funny.


Back: Feel free to do the same. It makes for good conversations.  :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 04, 2008 02:52:11 PM
PICTURE - I NEED TO DO THIS!!! HA HA HA HA


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 04, 2008 02:52:50 PM
Random Pictures:  That's awesome! I've taken "found" pictures and created little stories around them in writing, but never carried them around in my wallet and told people those stories.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 04, 2008 03:01:23 PM
I got two today!

"I blame my sister that I didn't become a professional ice skater"

"Growing up I always wanted to be a princess. On my wedding day I got to be one."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 04, 2008 03:09:57 PM
Over achiever: I sooooo know how you feel.  I hate the feeling that no one appreciates my hard work, besides that they don't have to do it.

Bathing suit: I try soooo hard not to hate myself in a bathing suit, or anything else.  Today I actually made a break through.  I purchased my first pair of shorts [not sleep shorts] since I was probably about 10.

In love: Sometimes it is so hard to find someone you can admit this to without receiving pessimism in return.  Yay for you! love is amazing.

Still a kid:  I am so sorry dear.  Its taken years to repair the damage my mother did to our relationship by putting too much on me as a child.  Be honest with whoever is making you feel this way, and encourage them to get help from someone who is more equip to help them.

Coffee: I recently discovered I have a caffine addiction.  Its scary sometimes.

Girlfriends: man I hate those emails. haha

Travel:  I have thought about that so much in my life.  Do it before you don't have the chance anymore.

Photos:  This cracked me up.  Sounds like something one of my friends would do.

Princess:  I have the same thing, but more a wispy fairy.  And I hope I can have that when I get married to.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 04, 2008 03:28:29 PM
photos - I just showed a woman I work with your card and we both cracked up together for 10 mins. We work at a call center and we couldn't even answer the phones because we were laughing so hard.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 04, 2008 03:36:55 PM
photos - that is so funny! What a great idea!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on June 04, 2008 03:44:23 PM
Oh my. Theres so many secrets already..
I'm not even going to try to comment them all.. but they're all super pretty. (;

I like the photo one though, I do the same thing at thrift stores.. I always buy the picture frames with pictures in them.. the last one I got was of someone's wedding and the girl's hair is so big ;D It's funny.. but I haven't made stories about them.

...yet


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 04, 2008 04:44:52 PM
In my dorm, we have all these picture frames in the basement of past events and former residents. And we bought new frames cause a couple of them got broken, and I was looking at them one day, and I said "Who's this?" and pointed at a very posed picture of an attractive couple, wondering how it got mixed in with pics from football games and such, and they said "oh, ummm, it came with the frame." It's still there and it cracks me up every time.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 04, 2008 04:58:50 PM
I love the instant story idea. After carrying him around, I hope you don't miss him too much ;)

I wanted to be a skater and a princess. Maybe I can sign up for Disney on Ice and get both of them done in a day.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: indigo_roses on June 04, 2008 08:07:41 PM
picture - that is great! It might be awkward if you ended up telling a story about someone to their relative, though!

princess - I've always wanted to be a Disney princess as well. I achieved it at my senior prom. I had a Cinderella dress - exact same shade, very gauzy and poofy. Didn't dye my hair blonde, though. Now that would have been interesting!  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 04, 2008 09:54:02 PM


"This means nothing to me...but I celebrate all its holidays. Can you say hypocrite?"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 04, 2008 09:55:49 PM


"If a woman tells me that what she wants most in life is to have children, I lose a lot of respect for her."

The back says, "You could be so much more than just an incubator!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: __themidge on June 04, 2008 09:59:38 PM
I'm not a part of this swap, but I'd like to say...

"This means nothing to me...but I celebrate all its holidays. Can you say hypocrite?"
I do too.
and
"If a woman tells me that what she wants most in life is to have children, I lose a lot of respect for her."
The back says, "You could be so much more than just an incubator!"
I want nothing more than to be a stay at home mother, spending my time with my kids, watching them grow, teaching them crafty things...  I used to think that I would want to be a business woman, but that no longer appeals to me.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 04, 2008 10:31:53 PM
I haven't commented in awhile so I've got a lot:

Over-achieving - This could have been my secret. Work sucks.

Dad - Beautiful secret, it made me sad. I think I'm kind of the same way with my mom.

Makeup - I don't wear it either. I'll put a little eye makeup on for special occasions, but I just think it's a waste of time usually. Plus, I don't get very many zits. I love the picture you used for this secret.

Dogs - Me too, but for me it's my cats.

Etsy - Pretty card! You should do it!!

Feel stuck - Sometimes I feel the same way.

Cigarettes - I quit smoking almost 3 years ago, it was the best decision I ever made. I hope someday you'll want to quit too. I don't think anything you're going to get from smoking will be painless.

Travel - Your secret is lovely. I would love to do that too. Have you ever read The Beach? It's a good one.

Cross - I'm not religious either. I don't necessarily celebrate the christian holidays, but I do partake in the festivities.

Babies - I agree with the sentiment on the back.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 05, 2008 12:13:29 AM
Holidays: I celebrate to, but am so not religious in anyway.

Babies: I AGREE! I can't get over it really. Plus, babies creep me out big-time.

Photos: need to do that!

skater: We all have ups and downs :( *hug*

princess: I love the picture! I'm glad you got to be one :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RifleEyes on June 05, 2008 12:30:17 AM
"If a woman tells me that what she wants most in life is to have children, I lose a lot of respect for her."

The back says, "You could be so much more than just an incubator!"


I totally agree.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 05, 2008 03:56:18 AM
I recieved two more today.


The more our folks "hint" about grandkids
                                                        the less i want to have any.



Shhh!
      I once got caught stealing twinkies from a grocery store.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 05, 2008 05:18:53 AM
Grankids: I feel the same. My dad really wants grankids, but I can't see me ever having kids. The more he hints though, the angrier i get and the less I want kids.

Twinkies:  Hope nothing too bad happened!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 05, 2008 06:57:01 AM
Twinkies: Hehehe What a wonderful thing to steal! ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 05, 2008 07:50:32 AM
Woot! I got my first 2 cards today! I can't wait to show you them!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 05, 2008 07:53:53 AM
Whats a twinkie?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 05, 2008 07:58:43 AM
Whats a twinkie?
An white "angel food" type cake with a white cream filling in the middle .... sooooo yummy!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 05, 2008 08:03:07 AM
Whats a twinkie?
An white "angel food" type cake with a white cream filling in the middle .... sooooo yummy!

Thankyou :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 05, 2008 08:35:05 AM

i tell people I don't wear make-up beacause
-I don't need it
-My skin is fine
-My fiance doesn't like it
But its really because...

Its makes me feel like a man in drag.
(Which I'm not!)


I'm afraid that when I have kids I will be too over weight & lazy to take care of them. This makes me sad for them.


I'm still jealous of my grade school friend and I'm 40+
(word's around it say - smarter, popular, perfect hair, freindlier, nicer clothes, prettier)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 05, 2008 09:00:23 AM
Makeup - Im kinda the same, except i think makeup makes me look like a circus clown.

I once knew a guy who refused to date women who wore lots of makeup, he said he always felt like they were hiding something from him. Naked faces are best :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 05, 2008 09:06:06 AM
make-up:  I feel like that when I decide to wear make-up, especially when people stare at me

Kids: I'm sorry. I believe you'll be okay though!

grade-school friends: I'll always hate my old class.. well, most of them. But not because I'm jealous. I was jealous of my teacher though!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 05, 2008 09:14:31 AM
same here on the makeup scene. no  matter how I do it, it doesn't look good. but there are women who put it on on the train every morning....they pull out 6, 7 different things and balance a mirror on their knees...i just marvel at that.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on June 05, 2008 11:26:22 AM


Front says: "He's married. He has kids. And you're sleeping with him. You're a mistress. And I can't forgive that."

Back says: "He won't leave his wife for the sake of his kids. In ten years he'll leave her and you're willing to wait for him. Yet he spends all his free time screwing you, not with his kids. Where's the logic in that?"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 05, 2008 11:55:32 AM
I rec'd two today!  The first one was sent as a postcard and was damaged in the mail... I only have one side of it and there's no code - so please if this is yours, PM the organizer so they can list it, I was to see the other side too lol. 
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/P1090462.JPG

It says " I haven't told anyone, not even my fiance, because I only have love for my ring and don't want ppl to think anything negative about it because of what kind of a person she was.  Now I feel a little bit of sadness everytime someone tells me they love my ring and I tell them it was hers."





The anonymous sender said the front was to say: My mother didn't tell me how much she hated her mothers (my grandmother) until 2 years after I had been wearing her ring as my engagement ring


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 05, 2008 02:05:15 PM
Mistress: I can totally understand you ... my mom was the mistress for a long time when I was younger ... I though it was stupid mostly to involve me in it (I was a child still!)

Ring: That's so sad, but you should only think of what the ring means now (the love between you and your fiance) not of whom it belonged to before! Then it can only bring a smile & warm fuzzy feeling! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 05, 2008 09:53:27 PM


"The last two years have been......Horrible: Nana May, Grandma Natalie, Uncle Johnny, Uncle Gary, Grandma Ginny, Grandpa Bill.......Wonderful: Beautiful place to live, New love, Inheritance, New job, Promotion."

The back says: "I don't know how to feel."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 05, 2008 09:55:18 PM
I don't really know what to say about this one, except that I'm sorry, and I hope you can try to focus on all of those wonderful things and just try to stay positive.  :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 05, 2008 09:59:11 PM

"I always made sure to buy you yellow flowers.  I knew they were your favorite.  Now I only buy flowers to put on your grave."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: fairweatherknitter on June 05, 2008 10:52:15 PM
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk175/stolendreamscrafts/swaps/postsecret5/P1010224.jpg
"Sometimes I don't feel like continuing to live. I don't want to kill myself, I just want it all to stop or go away. I want to be calm. I want to be happy again."
  Sadly. I have been feeling this way for a while now.  Its just a damned drag thats all.  I have no advice but man it was spooky reading this postcard because I feel the same way.  I just try to remember that it has to get a bit better.. not even looking for a lot better. 
 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 06, 2008 02:16:50 AM
2 years: I think we all gets mixed feelings. *hug*

yellow flowers: I'm so sorry :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 06, 2008 04:48:24 AM
2 Years- When people we care about pass away we often start to feel guilty and ashamed when we are happy about good things that happen. I hope you do not feel this way because in reality those who have passed would have wanted to see us happy.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 06, 2008 05:35:15 AM


I think it's pretty clear but it says - I bought 6 sewing machines from ebay, and haven't used 1


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 06, 2008 05:38:47 AM
the sewing machines card is the first one i received without an envelope and my children were absolutely mesmerized!!! and i know the feeling about buying too much from ebay - the competition part sucks me right into it, and i buy, buy, buy. it extends to other things too. i just made plans to go yard-saling with my husband tomorrow, and i don't really need anything. i will probably buy something, though...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 06, 2008 06:22:25 AM
2 years-  Even though the positive side can seem small compared to the deaths you've experienced but you should stay focused on the positive. 

Sewing machines-  I have two and one is a beautiful old Singer that I have for aesthetic purposes :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 06, 2008 07:36:04 AM
Sewing machines: Last year I brought a LOT of stuff I really didn't need, just because I could.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 06, 2008 07:55:16 AM
Sewing machines- I hope that one day I can make more than coasters and pillowcases with that Singer I begged for my birthday last year.  ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 06, 2008 09:23:52 AM
I receieved two more cards today! :D



"I'm the boss now and I have no clue what I'm doing!"



"Craftster helps satisfy my need for external validation. If other people like what I make, I feel like what I do is worthwhile."

In the bottom corner it says, "I hope you like this card."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 06, 2008 09:26:17 AM
Validation: I use craftster for a bit of validation and just to feel like part of a community.  I *do* love that card by the way.  It's very beautiful.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: animegirlie on June 06, 2008 09:43:13 AM
not in this round - just watching from the side lines but I had to comment on the boss card.

All the bosses feel that way! They just don't show it!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 06, 2008 10:47:01 AM
Validation - I agree! I love the comments & such I rec. from my posts ... they do make me happy too! I feel good! And I Do like you card too!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 06, 2008 12:39:28 PM
got another one yesterday.  a little residual glue-age on the postcard.  i tried to remove as much as i could, but didn't want to destroy the card. 

feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet...
(front and....back)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 06, 2008 02:29:01 PM
Rec'd another one!



It says "All our friends are single, I wish we had some married friends"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 06, 2008 02:43:07 PM
Single Friends: I'm not married, but all my local friends are - I wish I had some single ones! =)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 06, 2008 03:29:07 PM
All the bosses feel that way! They just don't show it!
I agree...I think it might be a requirement!  ;)

Toenail biter-I used to do that, but I'm not sure my foot would reach anymore!  :P


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 06, 2008 04:01:58 PM
Toenail biter: Me too. But I'm just not flexible enough. I really almost had that be one of my secrets.  :D

Boss: Glad to know I'm not the only one that feels this way.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: ajanderson78 on June 06, 2008 04:42:12 PM
Makeup - Im kinda the same, except i think makeup makes me look like a circus clown....

 Naked faces are best :)

AMEN!!!  My SIL accused me of not loving myself because I don't wear makeup.  Now, where is the logic in that.   A lot, not all, of people wear makeup because they hate the way they look.  I like/love me just the way I am. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 06, 2008 06:27:01 PM
#3 for me



i have a strange obsession with my three cats' nails


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 07, 2008 04:48:30 AM
Yea!  I got my first card....



"When gossiping at work I refer to my slacker co-worker as Bozo."



I have nicknames for everyone too!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 07, 2008 08:29:07 AM
I received two today:


I wish I had the courage to be bald.I've wanted to do it for years now.

(on a SWELTERING day like today...I'm game!)



When I hear his kids crying in the backgorund, it makes me want to vomit.





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: crafty-minou on June 07, 2008 08:34:17 AM
Sorry I'm not in the swap but I wanted to comment :P I shaved mine in February, easily one of my best experiences ever! I did it to raise money for the children's hospital of Ottawa, CHEO. The first shower after the shave is DIVINE. My hair is all grown out now but I'll be doing it again eventually. You should do it!!! Everyone should do it at least once in their lives.

This is what it looked like the day after :P



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 07, 2008 08:51:21 AM
I would so do it if my head didn't look like a cone!!  Looks great on you!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 07, 2008 09:09:18 AM
you look FAB!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tigercub_wabbit on June 07, 2008 10:22:45 AM
I recieved 2 but didn't find my camera until now.....



It says "I wish I wasn't so afraid of traveling by myself"



It says: "It's been so long that I can not even remember the last time I had sex"
and the back says "I don't think my boyfriend is attracted to me"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tigercub_wabbit on June 07, 2008 10:29:39 AM
traveling alone: I was really scared of that too, but when I was 19, I was sent on a speaking tour in England, Scotlnd and Wales, by myself, to speak on behalf of my political movement. I was shitting in my pants but it taught me SO MUCH about myself. just leaping into the deep is the solution for me, I think/

Been so long: This one hit really close home- My boyfriend just told me two weeks ago that he thinks we're both not attracted to each other anymore (after over two years of being a couple and around 4 years of sexul relationship).... we had a long, hard talk, so this card was difficult for me to recieve.
for us it's turned up for the better (for now)- things have happened since.
I hope it'll be the same for you, mystery craftster......


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on June 07, 2008 11:48:00 AM
I've received 3 so far.  :)



Text reads: (front) I know what I see isn't real...but nobody tells me otherwise.  Therefore, I conclude I must be somewhat correct, and I'll keep losing weight until I see what should be there.  (back) or until someone notices.




Text reads: (front) We bought a house in the city. (second line fell off in transit so I'm not sure if it's supposed to be on the front or back but it reads)  But I dream of living the green hippy life in the country.




Text reads: (front) I think a lot ABOUT PRISIONS  (back) deadmaneating.com



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 07, 2008 12:06:57 PM

Back: "I don't fit in.
I chose to "go goth" in school because I wanted to be different to the 'Aryan' ideals that everyone considered to be pretty. 
5 years later, I still wear my "goth gear" and thats who I am...
...The Aryan ideals are all married.
What they don't know is that now I'M the one who points and laughs.
In my opinion, married with 2 kids by 21 is no life!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 07, 2008 12:44:26 PM
Boss: My boss had no idea what she was doing and when we tried to help her by giving her hints, she blew up and took it as a challenge to her authority. I bet you're a MUCH better boss than that!

Validation: I do too. I always feel better waking up and finding new posts on my topics. I even find myself willing people to post. Its such an ego-booster when they do.

feet:  :O You're that flexible? Wow!  (I'm not freaked by the feet thing either. My brother does it)

single friends: I wish my friends were in relationships too. I feel guilty when they call and ask to have a "girls day out" but I can't go because I have plans with my sweetie.  I don't delince very often but them being single makes it worse when i do have to decline.  My sweetie sugested a big group get together and see if anybody got together, but I don't think that'll work.

cats nails: Cats nails are way cool :D

bozo: Hehe, I call my psychobiology tutor that!

bald: Some people look great bald (see above). Maybe you will too? If you're worried, why not do it for charity, to have a reason? not that you need a reason to of course.

crying kids: If i hear them, i usually find myself wondering why. More often that not though, I also hear the kid being horrid and that just makes me real irritbale. I'm sorry it makes you want to vomit :(

travelling alone: I hate it too. I make sure I have some kind of defence on my if I'm even walking into town alone. On a saturday, in the middle of the day, when there is light and people about. But there is a reason for that.

Sex: Before my current sweetie, I couldn't remember either. There were people between him and the last time, I'm sure, but we didn't do anything. Mayhaps your boyfriend is shy, and is worried that if he makes a move, you'll reject him?

losing weight: Take it from someone whose been in that situation before. People won't notice until its too late. Please don't go down that path, it only leads to heartache. My health is pretty bad because of what I did to myself.

city/country: Ooh another hippy dreamer! Perhaps you'll get your dream on day, as for me, there won't be any "counrty" left for me to move to if things keep going on the way they're going now.

prisons: Prisons are cool. I want to work in a prison!

fitting in: I agree, but if its what a person wants, then let them have that life. Personally though, I also think that its a wasted life to be married and kids by 21. And don't worry, I doubt any of us really "fit in" as such.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Gemcraft on June 07, 2008 01:00:03 PM
losing weight: Take it from someone whose been in that situation before. People won't notice until its too late. Please don't go down that path, it only leads to heartache. My health is pretty bad because of what I did to myself.
I second this, try and get some help before its too late, it just gets harder and harder. Could you talk to your dr or a friend maybe?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 07, 2008 02:07:12 PM
baby - I feel the same. I'm not a kid person

bald - I've wanted to shave my head forever! I hate hair...

mirror- I wish I had some word of advice but I don't. HUGS


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 07, 2008 02:12:16 PM

At family gatherings, I feel like the white sheep in a room of black sheep



I know everyone thinks I am crazy, but I know that since you passed you send me hunningbirds.
I love you Grandma


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 07, 2008 03:34:06 PM
#2 for me!



Gran- I know you left me out ofyour will and my dad is the only reason I'm in there.  I can never forgive you.
Dad- I know you only got Gran to include me cause you tried to kill me when I wasn't born yet.  I forgive you."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 08, 2008 04:48:47 AM
Sheep: I feel like that too. Thats because I'm a student though. The only other people in my family who are students are still in compulsary education.

Birds:I like that you are so optimistic, but I am sorry about your grandma. *hugs*

Gran: I'm sorry your gran made you feel bad, but well done on forgiving your dad!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 08, 2008 09:20:28 AM
I received another card on Friday but haven't had a chance to post until now:

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/how_german/secret4.jpg)
"I constantly worry I am not a good mom."

Click to enlarge.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 08, 2008 09:32:15 AM
Good Mom: I can totally understand you on this one .... or more that I'm not a better mom than mine was! If your kids are happy, fed & have a roof over their head, then you're a great mom!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 08, 2008 09:34:53 AM
sigh.....that could be my card......how to overcome that? ....who knows....wears me out sometimes


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sulkycat on June 08, 2008 10:06:09 AM
and you never ever stop worrying about it...i suspect that those who DONT worry about being a good mum are the ones with a big big problem


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: nofury on June 08, 2008 10:47:25 AM

It says "I wish I wasn't so afraid of traveling by myself"


I'm not in this swap, so this is ...I think... my first post here. I just HAD to reply to this one, because I LOVE traveling by myself. I'm a young woman, and it shocks many, but it's SO incredibly fun! Just took a trip to NYC ----wait for it---ALL BY MYSELF!!! It was wonderful. I've been in constant relationships the past few years, and it's just such an amazing feeling to do what you want, when you want and where you want. I met new people. Some I blew off, others I hung out with. I also went during fleet week: unexpected surprise and plenty of eye-candy!!! Just watch your step. If you're alone, there's no one to catch you when you fall off a curb 'cause you were checking out a sailor's ass uniform. And such a beautiful uniform it was!!!

I implore you to PM me on this subject! It's something of a mission for me to free others from the fear of traveling alone. I'm hoping (money willing) to travel to France and England this year---ALONE!!! I couldn't be more excited. Just mad because the value of a dollar has dropped....but I digress. In case you're not keen on revealing this secret belongs to you, I'll add a few things. I'm not sure what frightens you. Is it the fear of getting lost? Well, I always say that it's truly impossible to get really lost in a city. There are always people there to help you find your way. I've never been worried about getting truly lost and I have been LOST. It can be a bit frustrating, but sometimes you stumble on the most amazing little discoveries. Other times you just get frustrated, but it's all part of the experience. Alot of people, more specifically young women, are afraid of various crimes. I always say: I'm not afraid, but I'm not stupid either. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity. Don't give anyone the opportunity. Stay out of dark alleys. Don't flash money. Look confident. BE CONFIDENT. I've been all over the place, and the only crimes I've been a victim of are property crimes at home. Violent crimes are (in contrast to the media) rare. Especially if you're careful! Afraid of missing a flight? I've done it. Just caught the next one. No charge-just inconvenience. Afraid of being ripped off? You will be. Happens to us all. :)

There are so many wonderful places to go and amazing cultures to experience. You don't have to go outside of the country to do so! Start small. I just returned from an airshow a couple of hours away. This might be helpful: I was by myself....well...amongst thousands, but I came alone. Then I passed out. Heat exhaustion. Yeah. Was I scared? Nope. Insanely embarrassed. Little worried that I might be sick in front of complete strangers. That didn't happen though. My stomach settled. There are so many kind people out there. I had nothing to be scared of. (Today, I'm staying in, btw!)

I do hope you PM me, because travel is a passion I'd love to give to others!

BTW, and to keep it crafty, I loved the style of your card! I would frame that in a second!!!

(pm me!)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 08, 2008 12:39:26 PM
I swear I posted these pictures, but apparently not.

Card 1:

"People scare me"

Card 2:

"I hate wearing a bra."


"But feel really self-conscious without one."
 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 08, 2008 03:49:53 PM
Quote
"I hate wearing a bra."

"But feel really self-conscious without one."
 

I hate wearing bras, too.  I usually just wear camisoles and tank tops with the "bra-shelf" thing.  I find it a lot more comfortable than an actual bra, even if it doesn't always look as flattering.

And I love the craftiness of your card by the way!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 08, 2008 05:34:22 PM
I was so excited to get that card. It was so fun to pull the tab. I played with it for like 5 minutes!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on June 08, 2008 07:34:26 PM
Bra-What a cool card, and I completely agree! 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 09, 2008 05:36:06 AM
i love that interactive card! very cool!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Callani on June 09, 2008 05:56:19 AM
That is amazing, I love the moving card!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 06:28:14 AM
Love the bra card too! How creative!?!?!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 09, 2008 06:41:48 AM
being a good mum: I think that there is a lot of emphasis on bad mums in the media, so people feel so much more pressured into being a "good" mum. At the end of the day though, I believe if your kids love and respect you, you're doing a fab job.

People:  People are scary. Just are. Especially strangers, because you don't know anything about them really.

Bra: I know exactly what you mean. I know they're meant to be good, but they're such a pain!



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 06:47:35 AM

Says: I should want to look like this but I'd rather eat!


Card Says: Bithday Blessings Just for you ... "May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth" Psalm 115:15
Crafster's Message says: My grandparents send me a card like this every year. I will never tell them I'm an atheist.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 06:49:08 AM
I like to eat too! I realy don't care what I look like as long as I'm happy! LOL

And for the grandparents card ... I'm sure if you told them they would love you just as much, but I understand that you'd have a hard time explaining too! Some things are just easier left unsaid!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 09, 2008 07:07:53 AM
Rather eat:You are my favorite. Sometimes I get to feeling like I'm so fat and awful, but I mope a little, then I'm think, "You know what, I'm healthy and happy, and I eat tasty things, and whenever I lose weight my boobs shrink, so I'll just have some cake." Then I feel better.

Grandparents:I get those cards fairly often as well. In my opinion, it's pointless to say something. It's just going to make them feel bad or upset them, and it's really not hard just to have a card. At least they love you enough to remeber your birthday every year.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 09, 2008 07:42:32 AM
I really love this swap. I love how it enables everyone to open up and relate to one another's secrets.

Rather eat: This could've been my secret. I used to be all down on myself but as I've matured I've learned to accept my body type and now I love myself! I don't agonize over calories or points or whatever but I try to eat good, nutritious food. If I want a piece of cake every now and then...dammit, I'm gonna have it!  ;D

You can't live on celery sticks and water alone!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 09, 2008 08:48:05 AM
i'm thinking i need a baked  yummy just looking at the post card.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 09, 2008 08:49:24 AM
Just recieved another..



"Health is the slowest rate at which one can die"
"I wish it would go faster"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 09, 2008 09:04:42 AM
Bra: Oh how I wish I didn't have to wear one. Damn boobs.

Rather eat: This certainly could have been my card. I agree.

Health: I feel this way sometimes. Sometimes I don't know what there is left to do or what I want to do or why I should do anything.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Eliea on June 09, 2008 09:15:32 AM
Grandparents: I am not athiest but I hate those kinds of cards myself. I just smile thank people and then throw them away or in a drawer somewhere. I think it's the fact that they were thinking about you on your birthday and wishing you well that's important. Some of my family doesn't even call me on my birthday. I'm 22 and I live away from them and even the annoying card are nice. :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on June 09, 2008 09:39:18 AM
Grandparents: My mother raised us without a religion so we could pick our own path. However my whole extended family is catholic. Once my cousins got older and wouldn't go to church with my grandma I stepped in. I even obeyed all the rules and stuck with some of my grandmas outdated traditions. I just went so my grandma wouldn't go by herself. I still go today and drag along my husband and son.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on June 09, 2008 10:01:58 AM
FYI  Anonymous message....The person who sent in the 'i wish i had the courage to be bald' card was given the courage thanks to the nice things said here and is now bald!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 09, 2008 10:25:09 AM
Awesome!!! Congrats! Now let me rub your fuzziness!  ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 09, 2008 10:27:10 AM
Oh my gosh that awesome! I'm so happy for them :D *hugs the lovely lovely people here* I think I'll be keeping my hair, but I know I'm going for a style shorter than I would normally even consider this summer... kinda sort vaugely related there...

Eat: I hate how much magazines and TV and such put pressure on people to look "perfect". If you want to eat, go right ahead! Besides, not eating cause more damage than good.

Card: I hate those types of cards. I'm not a christian (or any other real religion to be honest - If people ask I say pastafarian because whats not cool about the Flying Spaghetti Monster?) and when I get cards like that, or see people with them, I just can't help but get a little angry. Why force religion onto others? If its there and it works for you, be happy. You don't need other to validate your beliefs or ideas.  -  apologies, I get rather preachy about this.

Health: My health is pretty awful at times, but I know people who have perfect health (seriously, not even a common cold), and I know a couple of them feel the same as you.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 09, 2008 10:30:20 AM
wow!!!  that's the coolest thing i've heard in a long, long time.  rock on with your bald self. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 09, 2008 10:47:10 AM
YAY bald person!!!  ;D Congrats! WTG!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 09, 2008 10:57:42 AM
Received two today:

Transformer face is in metallic silver... pretty cool looking



it says "I think I am becoming obsessed about Transformers (help!).




It says "It would be cruel to my children if I were to procreate"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 11:00:44 AM
I love the transformers one! I feel you! I have a 5 yearold son, I am constantly crafting up tranformers something or other ... I have made 2 stenciled tees already, along with pics to hang in his room! LOL I think they're cool!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 09, 2008 11:01:23 AM
Transformer - I have that problem too... but with Mary Poppins lol.  I know every word and can sit down and write the songs in their entirety... and even think up what happens after the movie ends, etc.  It too shall pass :)

Cruel to children - I wasn't sure what to think of the card until I saw the DNA strand drawn on there... now I am intrigued.  I never thought about the consequences of passing genetics down that could be harmful.  Thank you for the food for thought.  Beautiful card, and thank you for the secret.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 09, 2008 11:06:39 AM
Bald: I have been thinking about that for years. Congrats!! ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 11:07:50 AM
Cruel to Children: I didn't get it until I read TracyInNH's reply ... I didn't even catch the DNA strand ... what a tough decision to have to make ... I'm sorry. If you do really want children, but worry of the risk, you could always consider adoption! Best wishes & lots of hugs to you!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 09, 2008 11:31:34 AM
I love the imagery on the "cruel to children" card!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 09, 2008 11:32:57 AM


I hate my mother in law.
  I try really hard not to say hate. She is just a very cold woman. I should have listened to my husband when he said we were better off without her.
  I just wanted our child to have his grandma. I regret that now.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 11:50:32 AM
Mother in law: I can completely understand you! I hate mine too, and that is not a word I use. But I do HATE her! UGH! I just look at the bright side ... she won't be around forever! LOL I know that's mean but if you only knew her! ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 09, 2008 11:54:17 AM
to the mother-in-law sender: it's not too late.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 09, 2008 01:04:13 PM
transformers: Pfft, I'm obsessed with Firefly and Serenity. I think we all have our little things that take over occasioanlly :P

procreation: I didn't really get it 100% until I read the other replies. I can only wonder what it is exactly, but genetics is a tricky business. I feel for you :(

mother-in-law: I dislike my partners father like that. If we were to get married and have children, I'd have to think VERY hard about beinging him in (his parents are divorced, FYI). His mother and step-father I'd have no second thoughts about because they're fab. I'd also have to think hard about including a lot of my family, because they're generally not very nice. But as one of the other replies says, its not too late.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 09, 2008 01:16:47 PM

Front:I miss you everyday even though we've never been together. I never thought I would fall in love like this


Back:Especially not with you.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 09, 2008 02:29:19 PM
sheesh - you blink and there are three new pages
(with none of my cards on them  ???)
anyway
i can't see you, but i know our bald friend looks AWESOME. - personally, i'm losing my hair so i'm hanging on to every single one i can. when it gets to a certain point, though, i'm shaving it. i'm so hoping that day does not come.
--
i think all the recent cards (and the earlier ones too) are beautiful. it's interesting to see how the words and images come together to express the secret. they're wonderful.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 09, 2008 02:37:58 PM
fallen: Thats too sweet! I hope you are happy :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 09, 2008 04:39:19 PM
This one came in the mail today.


Front "Yummy"
Back " I tell everyone that I eat healthly.  In truth these people cook my dinner 5 times a week."

Damn that looks tasty!  I wish I could afford to eat out more than once a week (its my Friday treat for surviving the workweek), but I suppose its also a good thing.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on June 09, 2008 06:12:31 PM
Received three recently...


"I have a friend that cuts. I try to be supportive, but I complain behind her back about what an ATTENTION WHORE she is."


"Smoking is so...what's the word i'm looking for?" and the back says, "I wish I still smoked"


"I swear I still see you around town. I have nightmares ever since that day." Looks like he is wearing Virginia Tech stuff  :'(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 09, 2008 06:25:38 PM
Pizza card-That looks delicious, and isn't that pretty cheap? I'm not up on my exchange rate, but it sounds like a good deal.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 09, 2008 06:49:34 PM
Transformers-I'm sad to say I haven't seen this movie (I want to though), but I can definitely relate to becoming obsessed with things. That happens all the time.

Pizza-Oh, that looks really good. I pretend I eat healthy too, but I eat out way too much.

Smoking-I've never smoked, so I can't personally relate, but almost every single person in my family does smoke-and it's because they like it.

Oh-and congrats to going bald! I was always so jealous of a girl in my highschool because every so often she would shave her head and it just looked so fantastic. I hope you are really loving it!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 09, 2008 08:44:22 PM
Tech Card: That is a wonderful drawing. As soon as I saw it I recognized it as a drawing of one of the victims from the shooting. I wish I could say more ... *hugs*

 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 10, 2008 02:01:50 AM
Pizza: Ohhhh i SOOOOO want pizza now... and its still technically breakfast time.

Cutting: I know how that feels. There were some people in my school class who cut for attention.

Smoking: I wish I still ate rice pudding, but even the smell of it now makes me feel ready to vomit. Is there a reason you can't? If it makes you feel better, and don't let it take over, then you could responsibly start again maybe? (Don't get me wrong, I know smoking is bad for your health - my nan died from it, and I don't smoke - but if it makes you feel better...)

tech:I'm so sorry for you :( *hug*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 10, 2008 05:00:38 AM
Twinkies: I totally got caught stealing mints when I was about 4.  Even though I barely knew what I was doing it was one of the most humiliating events of my life haha.

The last two years:  Its so hard to try and balance your feelings about such different events in your life.  But try to stay positive.

Bozo: I wonder what brought on such a nickname?

Bald: Way to go with getting the courage!

House in the city:  Don't give up.  Right nows not the best time to put a house on the market, but there is always the future to change things.

Prisons: I have a lot of morbid fascinations as well.

Goth: I know this is irrelevant.  But in your drawing, the only differences between you and the aryan ideals is a sad look and some black lipstick.  Sooner or later you will see that you have a lot more in common with the rest of the world than you have convinced yourself.

White sheep: My boyfriend is like that.  His family is kind of... meh.  He is the only one I can feel respect for.

Good mom: If you are wondering, that means you are trying the best you can.  Thats all you can ever do.

Bra:  Looooove the fun slide.  Feel the same.  bras are so uncomfy.  But I feel floppy without one.

Cuts:  I have to admit I have little to know patience for someone that harms themselves and refuses to get help. I have known too many to think that they want anything more than attention and pity, not true healing.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 07:45:47 AM
Cuts: I agree with you! If they aren't willing to get help, then they are attention whores!

Tech: That is so sad ...What a horrible thing to have to live through and lose loved ones, hope you find peace soon!

Smoking: Glad you quit! It's better for ya! :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: ss9901 on June 10, 2008 08:15:21 AM
I got 2 more cards >.<


"My art has not improved since 2ed Grade! =)"


"I wish I could let myself spend on things I wanted to have and places I wanted to go"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 08:23:00 AM
Artist: It's ok! I think your art is great! :)

Spend: I wish I could stop spending! LOL Atleast you'll have $$ for a rainy day! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 10, 2008 08:59:15 AM
I received two more cards today! :D



"I'm frightened of getting better." The writing in the boxes says clinical depression, OCD, social phobia, agoraphobia and anxiety.

On the back it says, "I'm not sure who I am without these labels."



"Even though I identify as being 'straight', some of my more gratifiying sexual experiences have been with girls!!"

On the back it says, "...and not the dumb 'let's make out in front of boys' kind of girls... full on sexy lesbians!!!!!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on June 10, 2008 09:15:55 AM
received two today:


"In the morning while you're still asleep, I play with your morning wood. Your dreams must kick ass!"

sorry for the blurriness on this one...

"He told me I'm pretty...that I've always been pretty...then he hugged me."
the back: "This is a secret because both of us come from the same small town and if I told anyone we know that he said that I don't think they'd believe me."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 10, 2008 09:18:38 AM
art: I love your art!

spend: I wish I could too *weep*

Labels: Getting better isn't so bad, but I can only guess the labels have been with you a long time, so the change would be hard? But remember, there's always on label you'll have whatever your other labels are and that one is "Crafty genius" :)

Girls: I idtentify as being straight also because I prefer men, but the honest truth is that my best experience was with a girl. You know, men just can't come close really. Women just have a better idea of what is enjoyed by women I guess

morning wood: HAHA!! Love it!

small town: :( that they wouldn't believe you, but then :D because he told you. Thats gotta be worth more than others opinions?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 10, 2008 09:26:19 AM
Morning wood: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!! So awesome!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 09:43:13 AM
OMG!!! I LOVE the morning wood! Isn't it the best to "play" with it when they don't even know!! Hahahahahahahaha! AWESOME secret!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 10, 2008 10:19:07 AM
that morning wood is hilarious!!!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 10, 2008 10:22:05 AM
i received 3 more cards over the weekend!!



the back of the preggers one says:" we might fantasize about having a family together, but it'll never happen."    :'(



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 10, 2008 10:27:16 AM
two more today
and they both came in red envelopes!!


front - I want to be this girl again - (back) looking fit & trim in 98 (photo is marked May 98)

and


(back)
Life without dogs is possible, however it's not worth it!

(the bottom in smaller writing says - I still got none :(  )



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 10, 2008 10:28:28 AM
these cards are blowing my MIND!!
one of my next projects is decorating a corkboard for my craft room where i can hang them all up. they're all so beautiful.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 10, 2008 10:32:38 AM
got one yesterday:

(front and back)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 10, 2008 10:36:07 AM
family: I can't help but feel sad for you :(

office supplies: Hehe I used to pinch pens from my work, but that was entirely so my boss would have to walk across the store to get one. She was an evil cow.

swaps: I hope you didn't get blown over in this swap! I got flaked on in my first swap, and am real nervous about the angel. She seems lovely, but I am worried still. I guess the being flaked on is still in my mind.

98: I bet you are still beautiful, and you're still crafty, and thats always a plus :) *hug*

dogs: I can't imagine life without any kind of animal! I was brought up in a household of lots of animals and am determined to carry on having many pets. I hope you are able to get a dog soon.

soul: Want mine? I'm sure I have it floating around here somewhere... *hug*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 10, 2008 11:19:51 AM
Could you type what the swap one says? I can't read it all.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Eliea on June 10, 2008 11:52:16 AM
Art: I wish I could draw like you! the problem with improvement is being to critical of your own work. :( I have no concept of cutesy simple art. :(

Cutting: most of the time even the cutters who want attention want it becasue they aren't getting it somewhere else. Please encourage your friends to get help. Don't try to understand becasue this can actually make them worse. You are re-enforcing the negative behavior by giving attention at all.
A good place to recomend is for them to locate their local NAMI (http://www.nami.org/) group.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 11:58:24 AM
Yes ... please type out the swap one! So we can all know what it says! :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 10, 2008 11:59:38 AM
I received 2 more postcards today. (Oh how I love getting mail!)

#4

I want to be like a bird.
Fly away and never come back...

#5 Front (dots) & Back


One day in High School, my dad & I were doing yard work. A military helicopter buzzed over twice, very low, then sat at our tree line, watching us, for at least 30 seconds. He told me to ignore it.

I may be paranoid, but at the time, my brother in the Reserves.

My dad was special forces in Africa in the '60s.

This isn't my only close encounter of the helicopter kind.

I'm afraid of helicopters.
Any questions why?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 10, 2008 12:05:29 PM
Cutting-I had a cutter friend that went to a special clinic in Chicago specifically to deal with her problem. She even got a tattoo when she returned to commemorate her "graduation" of the program and the end of her cutting. Good things, right? Well, she still cuts.

Dogs-I totally agree!!

Drawing-I would say the same thing about myself. I've always wanted to draw realistic, but everything comes out like a cartoon. Everyone else seems to like it, but it's not what I want. Maybe you are the same way? I like your drawings-the little kitty is my favorite.

Spend-I go through of kicks and spend spend spend, and then feel guilty and save save save. I would still much rather spend though.

Wood-I've never done that....sounds like a good idea to me!! I would think my guy would wake up though? Guess I'll have to try it.  ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 12:07:16 PM
helicopters: that's creepy! I would be paranoid too!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Eliea on June 10, 2008 12:17:22 PM
The crafting/swapping card reads:
 I stopped doing swaps for a long time becasue the first two I was in were so disappointing. I spent a lot of time on what I sent and I was really proud of both packages, but then the craftster who was supposed to send to me flaked, (both times) and the make up packages I got didn't seem very crafty and weren't my style.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 12:21:21 PM
flaked on swapper: sorry to hear that! This is my first swap, I thought I'd be safe in this one ... I'm afraid if I joined a "real" swap, my crafts wouldn't measure up to what I was sent ... so until I'm more happy with my creations ... I shall wait! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 10, 2008 12:23:56 PM
flaked on swapper: sorry to hear that! This is my first swap, I thought I'd be safe in this one.

ditto.!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 10, 2008 12:28:42 PM
bird: I'm sorry I can't help you :(

helicoptors: I'm scared of them, but thats because I saw a pigeon fly into the blades as they started up when I was younger. It wasn't pleasent. I think you have a reason to be worried there though!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jareth_tights on June 10, 2008 01:19:23 PM
I'm not a part of this swap but I just wanted to say that, as an on/off cutter, I personally have never cut for attention. I lie or divert if anyone tries asking me about it. While I'm sure that a lot of cutters do cut partly or completely for attention there are also some, like myself, who cut for the experience itself (I'm not saying it's a positive experience but it definitely is an experience) and the possible consequences of other people are an unfortunate side effect.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 10, 2008 02:58:10 PM
Front:


Back:


Front:


Back:







I think they are all pretty legiable.  Let me know if you need me to type any out.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 10, 2008 03:02:12 PM
Morning Wood is my favorite so far. What a great way to wake up in the morning  ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 10, 2008 03:45:17 PM
Bird - I would love to fly away and not return also. The drawing on the card is beautiful as well.

Dream - Why is it that reoccurring dreams are always unpleasant ones? I have a dream that I still have every now and again and it is not a happy one either and to keep having that dream is really not fun.

Crash into Tree - Is this mine? I think about this all the time-to just drive full speed into a tree. I often think that my life is over anyway, so why continue living, but then I try to think about something that I still want to do or see or whatever.

Cliff - I guess my answer to "tree" pretty much sums this up as well.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 10, 2008 03:54:06 PM
witch: Wow! What a horrible nightmare ... dont EVER EVER EVER get in an old blue van! :D

Tree & Cliff: I have thought of it before too, but also could never actually do it, now I have my kiddos to live for ... they seem to keep my mind completely away from those kinda thoughts (I am not saying run out and have kids though!!!) :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 10, 2008 04:35:49 PM
Got 3 more today.


"I hate you even more because you made it harder for me to love him... He deserves my love."
 :-\


"I have a degree, but I haven't chosen a career yet.  I'm afraid that school is the only thing I'll ever be good at."

I thought the very same thing and went to university, thus wasting 3yrs of my life studing something that at the end of which I had not interests in working in.


"Sometimes I take pictures for the sake of myspace.com"

At least its not facebook?  ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 10, 2008 06:02:59 PM
Myspace pictures - I do that. If I'm hanging out with friends and being goofy we always end up saying, "that one's going on myspace." Ha ha!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Pinky Damone on June 10, 2008 06:12:14 PM
Suicide is a VERY SERIOUS issue. It would probably help to call an anonymous hotline and speak tos omeone about it. Talking about your problems actually keeps them from being locked up inside.  You ARE worthy of life..you're an awesome person and you should go on. Someone somewhere on this earth is ELATED that you're a part of their life, and they couldn't bear the thought of losing you. Someone..somewhere thinks about you every SINGLE day. I have a nephew who's father killed himself when he was 4. Trust me..it aint pretty. And it's horrible for the people who have to pick themselves up afterwards.

1.800.273.TALK
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 10, 2008 08:11:11 PM

"I worry that my face looks masculine."


"Tell me, where is this bright side you always speak of?   Back:" I hate my life...but I am too depressed to change it."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 10, 2008 08:17:44 PM
Bright side:  There is a bright side!  My life was as bad as I thought it could be 3 years ago and it took me 2 years and 11 months to turn it around.  I was in debt, seriously depressed, living with my parents (we are like oil and water) after 10 years of living on my own, and had no friends to speak of.  I threw my self into a job I disliked and just faced each day is it came...IT was SOOOO hard, I'm not going to lie.   But you ARE so much stronger than you know.  That job I disliked gave me many opportunties because I worked so hard because I had nothing else.  It turned into the job of my dreams and now my life is in a really good place that could have never been if I didn't go throught the bad.  The good will come, but you first have to face and deal with the hard stuff.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 10, 2008 10:52:09 PM


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 11, 2008 04:24:26 AM


"I wonder if he is my favorite child now because I disliked him so much as a baby."



"I don't think the pills are working."



"For the last 30 years people have been telling me I'll want children someday, but I absolutely don't. I KNOW I'd be a horrible mther; and I think its good that I know that."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 11, 2008 04:33:04 AM
nightmare: I hate reccuring dreams :( Though, if you avoid blue vans, maybe it wont happen? *hug*

drive into a tree: I always wonder what it would feel like. I don't particularly want to die yet, or be in such pain, but I have a horrid curiousity with pain and death.

gay porn: Two men are just hot. It can't be helped!

driving off a cliff: Similar to the tree, I wander what it would feel like. *hug*

deserve love: I hope you feel better *hug*

career: Don't worry. A job involves learning stuff. A career involves learning MUCH more :) If school is where you are good, its maybe because you learn? So if you're learning, you'll be okay right? I hope you work things out

myspace: I have a relative who takes pictures of herself to put in frames and give to people as gifts or put around her house. Myspace is nowt compared to that!

masculine: I have a really masculine face. It gets to me because I have trouble finding things to compliment it. *hug*

bright side: There is, somewhere. I know because my mum gave it to me once, a while ago. I'll always thank her for that. I'm sure you'll find your own bright spot in the darkness some time.

pregnant women: I don't really like children either, but pregnant women are so beautiful, with their wonderful tummies and full figure. *sigh*

Favorite child: *hug* :( I don't know what to say

Pills: I always worry my meds don't work too. On a side note, this card has SUCH a fab feel to it!

Children: I feel the same! Almost identical. When I opened this I felt like someone had written some of my own thoughts down.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 11, 2008 07:58:38 AM
Children: My sister doesn't want kids either. She told me "I KNOW when I want something. Like I KNOW when I want a purse or something else that I like. Then I think about it a lot and work hard to be able to get it. If I wanted kids, I'd know." I thought that made a lot of sense.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 11, 2008 08:54:17 AM
So, this is moderately related to the children card, and something I probably could have put on one of my secrets, but I feel the need to share:

I am so tired of people my age telling me about the children they are going to have and how their wedding will be and how their life is going to be. And then they get upset when I haven't planned out my wedding, and I haven't named the unborn baby(ies) that I don't plan on having for a long long time, if at all. I am 20 years old. I am young enough that I have time to worry about that later, and I'm also old enough that I don't need you to tell me how I want my life.

Sorry, I had a rant there.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 11, 2008 08:57:28 AM

"I LIED... I'm already in LOVE with you."
Pointing to girl - "RAGING CODEPENDENT"
Pointing to guy -  "FEAR OF COMMITMENT"
Corner - "Paradise, found"

[actual foot print]
"I love to be barefoot in public"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 11, 2008 09:24:51 AM
barefoot: Me too! Actually ... anywhere .. I love being barefoot! The wierd thing is .. I hate for me feet to touch stuff! LOL


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 11, 2008 09:29:02 AM
Babies:  I don't know yet if I want kids (I know for sure that I don't want any right now), but I would like to experience pregnancy.  It seems like such a magical experience.  Or maybe that's just the hype.

Paradise Found: I could have written that card, I think.

Barefoot: I LOVE this card.  I also like to be barefoot anywhere.  At lunch I walk around to a grassy area by a little stream behind my office and take off my shoes (and socks if I'm wearing any) and wiggle my feet around in the grass.  It just makes my day better if I can do that.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 11, 2008 09:59:34 AM
paradise found: I'm happy for you :)

barefoot: Me too! People get all weirded out when I take my shoes off. One exam invidulator (sp?) acctually came over and asked mid-exam if there was a reason I had my shoes off and sitting cross-legged in the chair. I just feel better and more focused that way! I find myself really wound up if I have to take notes and I have to keep shoes on.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 11, 2008 10:30:17 AM
Babies: This is another that could have been mine. My grandma and the ladies (they are all older than me by at least 20 years) at work are always telling me that I'm going to want kids someday. I do NOT want any. Like the card-I know I would not be a good mother. I don't have a problem with it, so it bugs me when so many other people seem to.

Barefoot: Ahhhh yes.

Beautiful: Me too. I feel like if people say that I look good they are lying to not hurt my feelings. Like my BF, I mean, he knows what would happen if he told me I'm ugly, so why would he? There are so many things I would love to change about me. (Sorry this comment wasn't particularly helpful, but at least you know you are not alone.)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 11, 2008 11:02:58 AM
hooray....another:



reads: I WANT TO LIVE A REAL LIFE
and then specifically: I WANT: My own car. My own business. A retirement fund. A second child. Thick, luxurious hair. To be loved by someone I love. To lose 100 lbs. A sewing machine that works. To keep my feet. A college degree. Kickass heels. To sleep all day + work all night. Simplicity. A Nintendo DS. Orthodic flip flops. Prescription sun glasses. Superwash yarn. A Montblanc pen. A cottage on the beach. An underground house. Brown refills by Cross. To like making socks. No more neuropathy. No more Carpal Tunnel. A harem of men, just for me. Black hair - naturally. 5 inches added to my height. A travelling studio. To visit Israel. To move to Canada. A pushup bra in my size. No more stalking! Purple ink standard in the work place. Carbs not to turn to sugar. Love!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 11, 2008 11:14:21 AM
Beautiful: I know it sounds cliche, but beauty is REALLY in the eye of he beholder!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 11, 2008 11:52:21 AM
Wants to live a real life: I love this card. I know how you feel.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 11, 2008 11:54:37 AM

Please hug me
      I long for human touch


One of my parents was sexually abused as a child. So, I got the opposite treatment and when I was young the hugs and kisses soon faded away. Now I long for touch though it feels so foreign.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 11, 2008 12:04:30 PM
Hug: I am so sorry! **Hugs** times ten for you!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 11, 2008 12:46:11 PM
beautiful: You are beautiful! It is a beautiful card, and shows you are beautiful, at least to me it does.

life: I really like this card. Its so honest! I'm sure you'll get some of the things you want, if not all.

hugs: *gives many* I know they're only net hugs, but if I could give you them person-to-person, I'd give them you.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mr. Sister on June 11, 2008 01:12:01 PM
 :o We have a lot in common! except for losing weight, kick ass heels, a harem of men, black hair, a push up bra, 5 inches and loss of 100.

I suppose heels would be substituted with shoes, and men with women.  and a gain of 50 pounds.  :-\


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 11, 2008 01:35:51 PM


"Very soon I am going to abandon my life here to escape to another city and be with the man I truly LOVE"

The back says: "I don't know how to tell you, so you'll find out when you wake up one day and I am gone."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 11, 2008 01:59:49 PM
Escape: Isn't love a wonderful thing!?! It makes us do some CRAZY things, but it's sooo worth it! Good luck to you and your new life!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Pinky Damone on June 11, 2008 03:06:13 PM
Wow..sounds like my divorce! *shrug* I'm loving my new life! lol. I just wasn't in love anymore..jsut wasn't gonna work. He thought I'd never leave..I showed him! lol..wait that's mean to laugh, isn't it? LOLOLOL! I just prayed about it and moved on. We all deserve to be happy..you only get one life! Man i LOVE this card!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 11, 2008 04:03:40 PM
I am addicted to this thread ... Damn, I should have made that one of my secrets.

I love the moving on card. It's really cool looking. Everyone deserves to be happy. Good luck.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 11, 2008 04:07:58 PM


"I read your diary 15 years ago when you hurt the most.  I'm such an ass for doing that.  You'll never find out, but I'm no less the ass for it.  I am sorry.  So sorry."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 11, 2008 08:24:12 PM


The back says: I always stop at red lights so nobody sees or hears me!  I have been told I'm good too!?!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 11, 2008 08:25:56 PM
This card is foam and the writing is puffy paint - I love it!  I also only sing in the car - or while playing Rock Band, which is how I learned I love singing.  No one's ever really told me I'm good, though.  "Not bad" is about the extent of my praise.  I'm okay with that though because I have fun with it.  =)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pleaseelise on June 11, 2008 08:38:01 PM
Three cards!  Yay!


"Crafts keep me alive"


"I've always wanted dreads, but was afraid of bugs"


"I joined this swap because I needed a reason to keep myself from jumping in bed as soon as I get home from work."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RifleEyes on June 11, 2008 08:54:39 PM
hooray....another:

reads: I WANT TO LIVE A REAL LIFE
and then specifically: I WANT: My own car. My own business. A retirement fund. A second child. Thick, luxurious hair. To be loved by someone I love. To lose 100 lbs. A sewing machine that works. To keep my feet. A college degree. Kickass heels. To sleep all day + work all night. Simplicity. A Nintendo DS. Orthodic flip flops. Prescription sun glasses. Superwash yarn. A Montblanc pen. A cottage on the beach. An underground house. Brown refills by Cross. To like making socks. No more neuropathy. No more Carpal Tunnel. A harem of men, just for me. Black hair - naturally. 5 inches added to my height. A travelling studio. To visit Israel. To move to Canada. A pushup bra in my size. No more stalking! Purple ink standard in the work place. Carbs not to turn to sugar. Love!

If only these things constituted a "real life."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 11, 2008 08:56:56 PM
Swapping to stay out of bed: Me too.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 12, 2008 12:02:30 AM

Despite all the presents    Regardless of the food    Even if it snows      Christmas never lives up to my expectations.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 12, 2008 12:59:11 AM
escape: I'd love to escape and do something fun, but theres too much holding me here. I hope you have everything you want with the man you love :)

diary: :( *hug* maybe you'll  feel better one day?

sing: I only sing in the hower or in the car, or in the flat when i'm on my own.

crafts: I guess you at least have something to hold onto. *hug*

dreads: A girl I lived with last year had dreads. They looked really good too! I don't remember her ever saying anything about bugs, just that sometimes they were a pain to dry after she'd washed them. You should go for it!

bed: I hope we help you! Though admittedly I do go to bed some nights right after I come back because I just can't work any more. I'm all worked out.

christmas: Mine never do either :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 06:40:10 AM
Christmas: Me either! But now it's all for the kids ... but deep down I still want some great, fantastic, knock my socks off kinda gift! :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 12, 2008 07:13:39 AM
Christmas: Christmas and my birthday never live up to my expectations either.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 12, 2008 08:06:28 AM

I wish I could sit around all day and not have to try.


Is it date rape...if you say YES just to make him stop touching you?
People in the picture are saying "It's okay, You're just ___(can't read it)___.
Other person is thinking - "If I say yes, he will leave me alone.....


My family means nothing to me
Back:

Thanks for nothing....


My mom's addiction is ruining her marriage but no one takes it seriously because her addiction is world of warcraft.


I like trashy smutty novels!


My mother in law is cheating on her husband...
back...

And has been for 10 years! I wish she'd get caught already!! What a whore!
(this is an all foam postacard as well - FUN!)


Picture says: Drink Alone Day, *Also known as Thursday
Underneath says - I'm scared to end up like my father


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 12, 2008 08:13:29 AM
World of Warcraft: This is an addictive game, but maybe she plays so much as an escape because the marriage was falling apart before?  (This happened with a friend of mine - he played WoW all the time, which his wife blamed on the fall of their marriage, but really he played WoW all the time because it was already falling apart.)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 09:24:04 AM
Drinking: It's good that you worry about ending up like your father ... the first step is to realize you have a problem ... then seek professional help! If you think you may have a problem, even if it's in the beginning, get help now! **HUGS**


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 12, 2008 09:47:18 AM
sit around: I think we all do. Most people who get away with that are students... Sadly, I'm not one of them... otherwise I'd have failed my course by now.

date rape: I think that if you feel you have to say yes to make him stop, then he is wrong to pressure you. If he doesn't understand a firm no, then a swift kick to the groin should do it.

family: I only like some of my family, the rest I despise. I'm sorry you're family mean nothing to you. *hug* I do hope you find something or someone that means something to you.

addiction: Addiction to world of warcraft is the thing that destroyed my last relationship (before this one). Not by me playing it, but by him. He would wake up, go one, eat while playing then go to bed. Occasionally he would work. He moved his computer to my place so that he could play it and try to stop me complaining that he didn't spend time with me (seriously, I got lucky for a 5 minutes a week. And that was when I pulled the plug out of the wall to his computer). Its an addiction and ALL addictions are serious, no matter what they are.

novels: Yay for you for telling people!

cheating: In my opinion, there isn't a really good reason to cheat as such. If her marriage is falling apart, she should just tell her partner rather than causeing more pain in the long run by cheating. But thats just my opinion.

alcohol: As pointed out above, its good you think of this and realize you may have a problem. Getting advice is really a good thing to do. It can help you a lot. *hug*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on June 12, 2008 09:54:32 AM





Back says "We live in such a small town it will never happen..."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 12, 2008 09:57:05 AM
Famous: I also would love to meet someone famous.  Sometimes it feels like the majority of people I know have, but not me. 

(Also, RaeRaggs I love the way you used the clear stand for the postcards to take the pictures - that's a great idea!)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 12, 2008 10:07:21 AM
Famous - I met Tom Selleck and it was not that awesome. I used to be the biggest Magnum P.I. fan of all time so I pretty much shit my pants when I saw him in the same theater as me. When I finally got the nerve up to go say hi and ask for an autograph he was nice enough I guess, but kind of rude and he wouldn't sign an autograph. I wasn't too impressed.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: ss9901 on June 12, 2008 10:12:40 AM


"I really don't believe in anything."


"i cannot wait to move
I'm going crazy here"


"I hate when I post on Crafster and there are hundreds of views and no comments. It make me think of the old saying...if you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all!!!"

and the back
 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 11:15:03 AM
Move: I love to move ... it's like a brand new start ... vereything fresh and clean ... new people new surroundings ... good luck!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on June 12, 2008 11:24:03 AM
i'm one of the procrastinators!! sorry!
heres all.. 7. ::)


(love the felt panda)








i wish my spouse would rock a mustache




back: INSTEAD I TELL THEM THEY BROKE! I KNOW BAD, BAD MOMMY!
(this one was a pain to get out of the envelope but it's super FOAMY!! is it's ok :) )


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 12, 2008 11:28:08 AM
Move: This could have been my card. I've been trying to move from here since I got here.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 12, 2008 11:35:11 AM
Vegetarian: I feel your pain :( I still love the smell of steak and bacon after all these years.

Childrens clothes: me too. Some of it is nice though.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: animegirlie on June 12, 2008 11:40:34 AM
Vegetarian: I feel your pain :( I still love the smell of steak and bacon after all these years.

Yep Yep me too - I only eat chicken and fish and I think that makes it worse. I accidentally ate pig a few weeks ago (it's easy to do when you can't read the menu) :( it makes me sad.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 11:42:11 AM
vegetarian: I think it's AWESOME that you don't give in and you truely stick to your beliefs!

Children's clothes: I'm glad you keep it a secret! ;) Some of the stuff is questionable, but I do think most of it is cute!

Mustache: My hubby rocks one! I LOVE it! BUT ... it does get a little out of control when he gets lazy! LOL Good luck to you gettin your hubby to rock one! Just remind him it's not permanent!

I love the Panda on the "problems" card too!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 12, 2008 11:44:08 AM
Batteries-  Haha I'm not a mom but I could see myself getting annoyed and doing that too.

Mustache-  This is a cute card.  :)

(I can't read the card after ugly kid clothes)

Bad Things-  I don't think it is that bad that you feel that way.  It makes it easier to talk to someone if they know what you are going through.  And it also helps if you aren't the one with all of the bad luck.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 12, 2008 11:45:37 AM
Batteries: My mom never replaced the batteries in my toys. I don't know if they were annoying, or she didn't bother since we played with them still anyway. I think everyone does it.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 12, 2008 11:48:56 AM
Ha!  My son has toys he doesn't even know TAKE batteries :)  He's happy to play with them anyway - it costs a fortune in rechargeable batteries for the toys that do have them. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 12, 2008 11:56:22 AM
Vegetarian - I feel your pain! I live in a pretty veg-friendly area and I still feel extremely limited. I go to a restaurant and there's like, 27,000 chicken/other meat options and what do the vegetarians get? Pasta and salad. Yay. ::)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 12, 2008 12:07:47 PM
cookie cutter: I'm sorry they forced your partner to break up with you, but yay for being saved!

famous: In my experience, not everyone is that nice. Sure, some of them are, but not all of them. The guy who plays Ianto in Torchwood was a right pig's back-side, but then the cast of 'Allo 'Allo were amazingly friendly. And just so you know, I met them at expo's. They're great for meeting people :)

blaming brother: I blame my dad for something my uncles said that caused me to have some real problems because it was his side of the family and at that age i believed my dad should have protected me from them. I'm sorry :(

Sorry: Some things can't be avoided. At least you feel remorse :( A lot of people don't.

believing: I think I believe in my mum's power to keep me sane. Other than that, its hard for me to believe in things.

going crazy: I'm going crazy at uni. I'm looking forward to the end of next year when I (hopefully) won't have to come back to campus.

Replies on craftster: I feel exactly the same. It can sometimes make me feel that my work isn't good enough, though at the same time, I know that people may not have the time to reply. Just, sometimes a little "thats nice" would be pleasant and REALLY brighten a persons day.

global scale: I always feel silly for my worries when I consider this too.

childrens clothes: I think some are nice, because I'd like them to be shown in adult sized. Otherwise, I'm not too interested in them.

working out together: I hope you find out :) And that it is a positive :D

bad things: Sometimes I find myself resenting people I know because luck seems to flow in their favour. Then I feel guilty about it.

moustache: Hehe, some guys look better with one :)

Veggie cravings: I get cravings for food I can't eat, but thats for medical reasons. I don't have a food I won't eat by choice as such, except fish. But I don't crave fish.

batteries: I took the batteries from my brothers loud, annoying toys when he was little because they'd interupt my reading and give me headaches :P


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 12, 2008 12:56:24 PM


"My friends only ever see me at my good times. They have no concept of how bad the bad times are. When it's bad I disappear and avoid seeing or talking to them. I'm scared that I'll lose them because of this. But I'm even more terrified that one day they'll see it and they will walk away instead of try to deal. I don't want to lose any more friends this way."

The back says: "I'm going to show them this card. I hope they understand how hard it will be for me to do that."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 12, 2008 12:58:41 PM
Friends - I can sympathize. I have a hard time opening up to people, so I just never really talk to my friends about the bad stuff and/or the hard times. I hope your friends were understanding.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 01:14:23 PM

Says: MY DREAMS ARE TURNING INTO NIGHTMARES


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on June 12, 2008 01:19:27 PM
(I can't read the card after ugly kid clothes)

sorry!
Left side says: I wonder if we would have worked.
Right side says: I wonder if we could work now.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Eliea on June 12, 2008 01:28:57 PM
Mustache: my poor hubby is incapable of growing one. He tried once for me and only one side would grow in! it was so silly!  :D :D :D but at least he tried. :) Have you told him how much it would turn you on? that might be incentive for him. ;)
But seriously if he cares about you you should ask him. Tell him that he only has to do it once then take loads of pictures just to prove how awesome he looks. :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 12, 2008 01:44:20 PM
another!!



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 12, 2008 02:12:01 PM
Smashing people's faces: Oh my god! I worked retail for 6 years ... That urge still won't go away. LOL


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Callani on June 12, 2008 02:13:27 PM
Ok I've been really bad and haven't posted the cards I've received for over a week now... but they are finally here!

My girlfriends and I judge your secrets in IM and give them a pass or fail. All the "pretend secrets" have failed and should be redone


I'm terrified of using the phone. I freak out even thinking about ordering a [pizza]


(You WILL Obey!) I was a Dominatrix for 3 years
Back: By the way it's legal! No sex is involved!


(Sorry for the blurriness!)
My Mom has tried to teach me to crochet about 20 times and I still don't know how to do it!!!! I'm going to work on it this year, though...


[FAT CLUB] Despite what you say, you're out of the fat club.
Back: You're barely plus size now! I don't want to hear about how fat you are!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Callani on June 12, 2008 02:15:36 PM
I so can relate to the smashing faces thing... I work in a bar where people think it's alright to snap their fingers to get your attention... I can now count to ten in 8 languages!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 12, 2008 02:21:50 PM
friends: I avoid my friends at bad times too, because I know my temper will flare and I'll say something horrid that I don't mean, and it would cause a rift between us.

dreams-nightmares: I know that feeling.

smashing faces: I want to do that to people who stop in the middle of the supermarket aisle or who walk too slow on purpose. Its just rude IMO and should be stopped.

judge: I share some crafted projects with my friends and we decide if we like them or not, but not the secrets. At least, not yet.

phone: I hate talking on the phone too.

dominatrix: That is awesome. Simple as that :D

crochet: My mum taught me and while I remember the basics, I can't read the patterns yet!

fat: I always listen to pals moaning about their weight when all it does is make me more self-conscious about mine :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 12, 2008 02:28:13 PM
Look at all the secrets that were waiting in the mailbox for me when I got home from work today!!


Back says: "Sometimes I wish I was in a terrible car accident so people would pay some attention to me."




"I feel like I'm leading my girlfriend on because I don't think the relationship will last past the end of the summer."




"I heard him FART on our first date"
Back says: "And 4 years later, I still haven't told him! Even though, these days he thinks it's hilarious to do it openly in front of me!!! I still giggle!!"




"I have 2 or 3 good friends that I feel like I can't trust."
The handwritten text says CIRCLE OF TRUST: openness to truth --> willingness to delegate --> shared decisions --> feeling valued --> sense of involvement




"I don't think my counsellor understands me."
Back says: "But then I don't understand me either!"



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 12, 2008 02:30:03 PM
I'm gonna have to say that the judging secrets card is kind of nasty.

Dare I say that it has...failed?  ::)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 12, 2008 02:55:21 PM
Phone: I used to be the same way.  I would almost hyperventilate if I had to call someone I didn't know, even if it was a store or some place where they're supposed to deal with calls and questions.  I would bargain with my friends in college "We can get whatever pizza you want, as long as you call and order it."  It was bad.  Now, though, I work in customer service and answer and make calls all day long.  And you know what?  I love it.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 12, 2008 03:01:14 PM
Phone: I used to be fine on the phone. Like, high school I Loved being on the phone. Now, my boyfriend has to try to trick me into calling people. Even for like pizza or whatever. I'll talk to him and my sister on the phone but that's it. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one like this.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 03:22:29 PM
smashing faces: LOL This is hilarious!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 03:28:00 PM
I'm gonna have to say that the judging secrets card is kind of nasty.

Dare I say that it has...failed?  ::)

I AGREE!! :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 12, 2008 04:06:01 PM
accident: :( I'm sorry you feel this way.

leading on: If you feel this way, have you maybe considered telling her? I don't want to sound like I'm saying "do it" or being insensitive, its just that sometimes, its easier to stop beofre it gets too heavy and will cause more heartache than not :(

fart: Hehe, that word makes me giggle :P

friends: I only trust my mum, brother and boyfriend. I can't trust anyone else because they've given me no real reason to trust them.

counseller: I doubt any counseller would understand me, even if they tried their hardest. I don't think even my mother understands me half the time, but then again, thats not so odd. I come out with most bizarre things.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 12, 2008 04:46:47 PM
Here are two new ones:

this is a wood postcard (!!!!!) and burned into the front is:
Registering for gifts is arrogant. My knives work great & I'll have a baby when I can afford the crib.
on the back...
i'll register because I am a coward.


this broken heart is barely being held together. It reads:
It's been almost 10 years since you died. I still wonder where you'd be today.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 12, 2008 04:51:31 PM
registering: I used to think so too! But hey if they're gonna buy presents anyways, you might as well get what you want!! LOL


Broken heart: Losing loved ones hurts ... I'm sorry. **HUGS**


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 12, 2008 05:01:24 PM
Wow! I missed like 5 pages worth of secret goodness!  :) I'll try to keep comments brief.

Registering: What I can't stand is when people register at really expensive stores or only pick out really expensive items. Be reasonable-not greedy!

Can't Trust Friends: Are they really friends then? I would hate to think I couldn't trust some of my good friends.

Fart: My BF used to try and hide farts and burps, but now it's all out in the open!

Crochet: My grandma has "taught" me to how to knit and crochet several times, but I still can only make like a string in both of them. I have gotten several books and bookmarked websites-now I'm just being lazy I guess. Keep at it-you'll get it! (I should listen to myself)

Dominatrix: That actually sounds kind of fun.

Judge Secrets: That's cool. I'd rather you do it in private IM than share which you don't like/believe here.

Smash Face: Oh, how I would LOVE to do this sometimes. I get so angry at some customers. Sometimes I really just have to walk away or might end up in jail!

Mustache: My BF used to have a mustache/goatee and it was fun he would shave it for fun (and grow it back), but now he has to shave for work and I really miss the facial hair. You should definitely tell him how you feel. He could always shave it off again if he hates it.

Craftster Cards: No Replies-yup-I agree. Kids Clothes-I don't really look at them that much, but at least kids don't really care what they are wearing.

Don't believe in anything: Is that so bad? I don't really either, and I'm fine with it. I get tired of people giving me a hard time because I don't have some sort of religion or spirituality or anything, but it doesn't bother me, so why does it bother them? If you want to believe in something, you should talk to someone that has similar tastes/style to you or not, maybe something completely opposite would help too.

Family Means Nothing:  :-\ To me, that sounds really difficult. I don't even really know what to say, except I feel so awful that you have to feel that way. However, some people (family or otherwise) really aren't worth it and so I don't think these feelings would come about lightly.

Sit Around & Not Try: I would love this.

OK, enough from me. I had to go to work early today, so the mail should be waiting when I get home. I hope I have some goodies to share later!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 12, 2008 05:06:42 PM
I'm gonna have to say that the judging secrets card is kind of nasty.

Dare I say that it has...failed?  ::)

 :D Nice! That one made me laugh!

Registering - One of the only reasons I'd ever want to get married is for the gifts. I'm sure it's arrogant, but I don't care! I want some free stuff! :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 12, 2008 05:09:24 PM
Registering - One of the only reasons I'd ever want to get married is for the gifts. I'm sure it's arrogant, but I don't care! I want some free stuff! :D

HAHAHA. Me too. One of my friends "registered" at charities, but I'm still knitting her a blanket instead of charity. I feel like donating to charities is a waste of money.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 12, 2008 05:29:45 PM
Registering- I have a small destination wedding next month. I feel bad thinking people are getting me gifts on top of paying to go to my tiny wedding but I did because I know they will buy gifts whether I register or not, even if I say "no gifts." So I figure if they are gonna spend money, it might as well be something I NEED or will like.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: troll1984 on June 12, 2008 06:03:04 PM
Registering - I feel the same way. I did not register for my wedding, or for my baby.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 12, 2008 06:44:01 PM
Card 3:

"Even the easiest decisions challenge me."

Card 4:
Front-

"When we first got together, I was only dating my partner to get to his brother. One night we all got drunk and I ended up screwing his brother. 2 days later he went to Iraq and was later killed. I didn't cry at his funeral"

Back-

"I'm getting married to my partner (who I now love) next year, a week after the anniversary of his brother;s death, because it will let his parents and other siblings smile again. (He has 5 more brothers & a sister)
HE DOESN'T KNOW I WENT WITH HIS BROTHER.
(and I don't regret it because I realised how much I had in my partner)

Card 5:

"Sometimes...I don't make your drink to standard!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RifleEyes on June 12, 2008 08:13:40 PM
(You WILL Obey!) I was a Dominatrix for 3 years
Back: By the way it's legal! No sex is involved!

Man, that is so awesome.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 12, 2008 08:17:28 PM

"I love scary movies and Stephen King.  I LOVE  to write.  But I'm too AFRAID to  write  any scary stories!  (What if there really IS something under my bed)

"I don't want to be like my mother."  I still love her,  I just want to be me."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on June 12, 2008 09:11:32 PM
2 more


reads "NO, I don't mind if you are smoking"



front "Portland Oregon"


back: arrows point to various locations and says ME then reads "I've always wanted to live and work in a big city with buses more than once an hour and an apartment above the second floor with a fire escape."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: catwithoutmouth on June 12, 2008 10:05:34 PM
I don't participate in the swap, but I just read the "vegetarian" one. I've been a veg for about 8 years now. At first I craved meat, but then I got stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway right behind the accident that had caused it. One of the victims burned in the car. It smelled exactly like bbq. I've never wanted to eat meat ever again.  :-\
P.S.: I live in a place where some people think that you die if you don't eat meat. The choices are limited, but even if there is nothing vegetarian on the menu there is still the option of not eating anything. I feel privileged that I can eat whatever I want whenever I want it. A lot of people don't have this opportunity ever in their lives. It wont kill me not to eat that once.

PPS.: Thank you for sharing your secrets :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 13, 2008 04:19:00 AM
registering for gifts: I don't like it when people over here register for gifts because its like saying "we want that and anything else won't be good enough." At least, thats how I see it. Most of the time the gifts are expensive too.

broken heart: :( *big hug* I know how you feel. Losing a loved one always hurts.

easy descisions: I get confused every other minute of the day by the simplest of things. I also hate having to make descisions. They just stress me out!

brother: I think its good you know what you have in your partner, but maybe you should let him know? And kudos for making people want to smile again.

drink: Hehe, I used to have various attitudes to different customers based entirely on how they responded to the greeting I gave them.

scary movies: Same here! I love them, but always worry that SOMETHING will be there when I sleep.

mother: I hope I don't turn out like my mum either. I love her to pieces, but she's someone I don't want to be.

smoking: hehe love the gas mask! Thats how i feel when I see people who ask if its okay to smoke.

Oregon: I would love to live inner city :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 13, 2008 06:21:31 AM
I know it's a little delayed, a lot of cards got posted yesterday/today, but as for registering for gifts, I don't see anything wrong with it. At least around where I live, most people need a lot of stuff when they get married. People don't tend to have all the things for making a home, so I don't feel bad about them asking for pots and pans and toasters. And I love getting things for babies, so I don't mind that either. I'm not a fan of the people who have like 17 showers before they get married though. My mom got invited to a lingere shower, a power tool shower, and then a 'couples' shower. I think that's overkill.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 13, 2008 10:59:32 AM

I hate my inlaws.

 It was a foam card with black stitching. And inlaws is silver over blue puffy paints.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: ss9901 on June 13, 2008 11:08:56 AM
I got my last 3 cards in the mail today  :-\


"I can't be bothered with getting dressed up like this anymore
Even though he begs"


"My weight is my Secret. It's the heaviest I've been and I am ashamed"


"I love nature Because nature doesn't judge me"



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: TracyInNH on June 13, 2008 11:38:14 AM
I received my last four postcards today... *whimper*


It says: "When my dad died my mother said it should have been her, secretly I agreed"


The blanket and pillow are made using tissues or tissue paper...

It says: "Sometimes when everyone's out I just go back to bed"



It says: " i still pick my nose."


this card is made on that craft foam stuff...

It says: "Sometimes I fall completely aprt and nobody notices!!!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 13, 2008 12:09:46 PM
Weight:I'm not sure if that scale is showing your weight, but if it is, I don't believe you are heavy. Hugs either way.

Picking nose:Haha. Sometimes it has to be done!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 13, 2008 01:11:04 PM
inlaws: I don't have inlaws, but in regards to my partners family... Well his sister is my best friend, and the rest of his family are pretty darn awesome. Well, aside from one whose an ass, but he knows it and claims to pretend to be an ass because its fun.

dress-up: If my partner hardly ever gets more than matchin undies, despite him requesting certain things. Just can't be bothered.

weight: I agree with above comments that if that is your weight, I don't think you're heavy :)

nature: I love nature too, because its easier to be myself when I'm not wondering what is being thought of me.

dad: I'm sorry you lost your dad :( *hug*

bed: I do too :P

nose: Hehe! Awesome!

falling apart: I fall apart a lot. The best help I get is people who do notice going away and hoping it will pass.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 13, 2008 01:37:58 PM
Dress-up: I would love to get all dolled up like that, but by the time the kids go to bed, it's too much to get "dressed up" & do the deed! LOL :D

Bed: I do too!

Nose: GREAT secret!! :D

Inlaws: You either love 'em or hate, but I think most pf the time it's a hate! LOL


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on June 13, 2008 01:52:32 PM
i got my last 2 today :'(


I HAVE NO Personality
(the personality part really isn't that light, my scanner is just a piece of crap. sorry!)


Back: EVEN IF I SUCCEED.





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 13, 2008 02:03:50 PM

Says: I love my friends   I just don't know how to trust them. Drawn in the middle are 2 charms on necklaces that say "Best friends".


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 13, 2008 03:14:17 PM
Got my #8 today.



"I lost some respect for my best friend because she drank and smoked pot and cigarettes while be was pregnant... both times!"

I hope the kids turn(ed) out ok.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 13, 2008 03:24:14 PM
Personality: I'm sure you do. Just because it may not be as flamboyant as others doesn't mean its not there :)

Friends: As I've said earlier, I only trust my mum, my brother and my partner. Not even my best friend has my trust.

Feeling not good enough: I always feel like that :(

Pregnant friend: I think I'd lose respect too. Then again, I don't have much respect for people who use drugs for recreation anyway.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 13, 2008 03:28:25 PM
Not good enough: This could be my secret. I feel like that on a daily basis. Especially when I was still in school, but even now that I've graduated I feel it a lot.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 13, 2008 04:20:51 PM
Pregnant: That is disgusting! I don't think I would have lost respect for her, I think I would have never spoken to her again, and I also would have reported her to authorites!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 13, 2008 05:31:35 PM
just in:

in my job, we have a great deal of independence...so I leave early a LOT. I figure that as long as everything gets done...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 13, 2008 06:15:27 PM
Man...2 days in a row with no new postcards.  :(  I haven't seen many of mine either.  :(

I am still enjoying all the postcards being posted.

Not Good Enough: I feel the same way a lot of the time.
Independence Job: Oh, how I wish I could leave my jobs early. I'm stuck at both until it's time to go.
Trust Friends: My "friends" in the past have betrayed my trust, so I can completely understand this.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: 6iggle on June 13, 2008 10:27:18 PM
whoaaa, i got 6, all at once, in the mail yesterday!  :o
_________________________

"We cheated in your class. You're a fool for not rewriting your exams each year. A department chair should know better. Thanks for the 'A'! We give you an 'F'.


"This Disgusts Me."    "I Am Finally Doing Something."


"You're annoying, loud and you suck at your job. I hate working with you."


"I've always liked my body even though I once weighed almost 300 pounds."


"I get very jealous of people who have kids."
Back: "The medication I have to take is unsafe for pregnancy. So no matter how much me and my husband want kids, we cant. It's my fault."


"I am the greediest person I know."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 14, 2008 02:54:12 AM
Job: Lucky you!

class: We had a teacher like that in school and she couldn't figure out why everyong got an A

digust: Glad you are doing something about it, if you don't like it so much. I hate my fat too, but no matter what, it doesn't shift. Hope it makes you happy!

working: My boss was like that...

body: Yay for you! *hug*

kids: It's not your fault! Meds sometimes just can't be avoided. Is there no alternative you could maybe take? Or perhaps consider adoption, or maybe a surrogate mother? *hug* I hope you feel better.

greed: I always think that about myself, but then I realise its not true. My friends are all better off than me and it gets to me a lot, but at least I KNOW when I can't afford something; they dont.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 14, 2008 06:23:37 AM
I received another card today! :D



"Most of the time I have no idea what's going on..."

In the middle of the card it says, "Hang on what just happened?" and "I am confused a lot".

The colours are quite neon in real life but unfortunately my scanner completely washed them out.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: T-Unit on June 14, 2008 07:28:34 AM
I've been stalking this thread since the beginning. This and the other post secret swaps too. I love them.!

This last card especially.

That's how I feel.!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 14, 2008 08:33:38 AM
received number 6 today



"I brush my teeth only about once a week... and never had a cavity!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Aquila on June 14, 2008 11:11:23 AM
I recieved 9 so far  :D
only one left  :'(
I love getting mail :)
so I got my camera back yesterday and finally here are the pics of the secrets I recieved so far


I'm constantly afraid someone will break in and kill my cats. I'm constantly afraid taht I'll be unabel to save them in a fire.


I would rather have 100's of pets, than even have 1 child.


I still want to play with barbies. And if  I had them still, I would!


She broke my heart, more than any man ever could
I'll never be "BestFriends" again


It took me 2 years to get out of the dept buying craft supplies got me into, and I still buy & buy & buy.


I pray I don't end up like this woman I work with.
..ready to retire but broke as hell.


Dear Her #1
I had an affair with your husband. We both justified the relationship.
We still keep in touch and I still wear the bracelet he gave me every day.
Love, Her #2


I hate my teeth.
back: If I smile then I keep my lips closed, if I cant then i hide behind my hand. the dentist says they look fine...


Even though we lost our house two years ago, things are better than ever for us financially today. YAY!



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: crafty-minou on June 14, 2008 11:20:41 AM
I completely agree with the first 2! If I had participated those could easily have been some of mine. I'm not afraid for my stuff I'm more afraid for my cats to get hurt or killed by robbers. And fires terrify me they might hide and I couldn't find them.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 14, 2008 11:39:26 AM
Barbies: I feel you! I can't wait for my niece to get old enough for Barbies so I can play with her. But then I worry that she'll want to play with Bratz instead and Bratz freak me out.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 14, 2008 11:59:36 AM
confused: I'm regularly confused.

brushing teeth: I brush my teeth every day, twice, without fail, and havn't had one either. Yay for no cavities!

cats: I always worry about my pets. I have escape routes planned for every room of the house.

100s pets: Same here!

barbies: Why not, seen as they're collectables.

best friends: I've been betrayed too, by a person I used to call best friend. Not everyone is the same though, thankfully. My best friend now is much better than the previous one, but I still have issues trusting.

debt: As long as you don't get back into debt, then its okay.

retire: That would suck!

affair: At least you are still in touch. Thats got to be something!

teeth: I hate mine. They're all crooked and un-even.

finance: Yaay! *hug*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 14, 2008 12:06:34 PM
Teeth: arggg I hate mine too... and everybody is like why?  But...with so much cosmetic dentistry avaialable I think we have lost sight of what "real"  teeth look like :-\

Barbies: I would go out and buy a ton today if I didn't want to turn into a crazy doll lady LOL

Pets: I love my cats more than almost anyone.  I worry about them all day.

Not brushing teeth: Thats freakin amazing!  I brush and floss regulary but still ended up with a root canal  :(



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: nofury on June 14, 2008 12:52:08 PM
cats: I completely understand. I have one cat, and when I think of the possibility of a fire in my apartment, my heart breaks. She's the first inside cat I've ever had, so it's a new set of worries. And I know that if something happened, it would be my fault that she couldn't get out.

I've seen these signs that you put in the windows for firefighters telling them how many of what type of animals you have in the house so they can be rescued, too. I'm going to make one ... or two... for my apartment. Maybe that would help you to worry less as well?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RockinRobyn on June 14, 2008 05:08:49 PM
Sorry that it's taken me so long to post these ladies!


"I wish I was able to love you as much as you love me"


"I feel guilty when I spend money, because I know I only have it because you're dead."


"My boyfriend think I don't like sex. Truth is, I just don't like it with him."
The back says: "Just because its big, it doesn't make you a good lover!"


"After reading too many fantasy books I would LOVE to travel in Medieval Times on a grand quest!"


"A part of me will never completely trust him again after that night. Another part of me knows it was my own fault. I'd been pushing and pushing him for weeks"


"I'm sick of hearing how skinny, pretty, and smart I am. I know! Go tell someone who needs to hear it..."


"This is what I hear in my head, all day" and the spinning wheel says "you're ugly, you have no talent, you're stupid, you're annoying, no one will love you, you're fat"


"I have conflicted feelings about zoos and end up hating it if I visit"



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 14, 2008 06:35:04 PM
I think the hot dog card is my favorite. I'm sorry that you feel that way about your bf, but you made a fabulous (and hilarious) card about it!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 14, 2008 06:43:24 PM
Zoos - Me too!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 15, 2008 04:21:06 AM
hardly a gal out there that wouldn't smile over that hot dog card! (and very creatively done!)

also from that set: I'm truly a sucker for anything that includes game money.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 15, 2008 05:18:15 AM
OMG! Love the "hot dog" card! Great!!

Zoos: I feel the same, but the kids love it so I just have to ignore it!

in my head: I'm sorry *hugs*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 15, 2008 05:25:15 AM
love: I'm sorry you feel like this :(

guilt: I feel that way sometimes when mum gives me things that belonged to my nana.

sex: Sooooo true!

fantasy: I'd like that too!

trust: It cant be completely your fault. Lets be honest, you don't control his thoughts or actions, so he had to act too, so its not completly your fault.

sick of hearing: I get sick of hearing how "smart" i am just because I'm at uni.

head: I hear those throughts too, with alarming frequency.

Zoo: I hate to see animals in pens and cages. It makes me sad for them. Thats probably why Ive only visited one zoo in the last 5 years. Then again, I know a lot of animals wouldn't make it in the wild through hunters and such.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: The Muffin on June 15, 2008 11:42:16 AM
Not in this swap, but I had to comment on two cards:

Cats: I fear about my pets too. My dog sleep near the back of the house, I wonder if I could grab her. My birds are all in the same room, and I have spare cages in the room, but I wonder if they would let go of the perch when I went to get them. My rats are in my room, the spare cage is in my closet. Could I get them out and my birds? I've considered having the birds sleep in small cages in my room, just because I'm afraid.

Zoo: I always want to see the animals, then regret it because their living conditions make me sad, especially the closest zoo to me. The cages just seem too small for such big animals and also very boring. Ironically, the only job I currently want to have "when I grow up" is to be a zoo keeper.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 15, 2008 12:07:38 PM
Cats: Before I came to college, I worried about my dogs every time I heard a fire truck. (My house is only a mile from my high school.) Then when they started living outside, I worried every time it came a storm.   


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 15, 2008 12:36:44 PM


"I want to cut through human flesh"

Back says: "Just to see what it feels like."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 15, 2008 12:56:06 PM
Wow ... not to be mean but that's kinda disturbing ... maybe you could be a medical examiner?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 15, 2008 01:20:50 PM
Or a surgeon?
And, obviously, I don't know the sender's identity, but maybe if you are in school still, you could see if you could get an internship with an ME? Then you could fulfill your wish. I guess, I don't know if they'd let interns do that.Probably though. I'm not really disturbed by the secret, cause sometimes I want to do stuff that probably sounds strange to other people, but that is a freaky picture.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 15, 2008 01:29:56 PM
Or a surgeon?
And, obviously, I don't know the sender's identity, but maybe if you are in school still, you could see if you could get an internship with an ME? Then you could fulfill your wish. I guess, I don't know if they'd let interns do that.Probably though. I'm not really disturbed by the secret, cause sometimes I want to do stuff that probably sounds strange to other people, but that is a freaky picture.

Sorry ... hngoodlett is right, I guess it is the picture that made it kinda disturbing for me .... I was thinking cutting in a bad way, not like for the good.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: doo_leroux on June 15, 2008 02:01:34 PM
Cool secret, but where on earth did you get that photo? that's not really something you'd come across in a regualr magazine or something. Its neat don't get me wrong. ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 15, 2008 02:18:37 PM
Flesh: I would also like to know where the image for the postcard came from because it is attention-grabbing.  I've got some weird things I'd like to do or experience, too, which convention (even liberal convention) says is inappropriate or improper, even if no one gets hurt.  I think maybe most of us do at one point or another.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 15, 2008 02:23:03 PM
Felsh: The picture is really unusual. I think that its perfectly normal to be curious about things that are considered to be "wrong". Personally, having been in a forensic class, and trained as a Scene of Crime Officer (CSI in america) I find myself plotting out murder, just to see if i could beat myself investigating or committing the crime. I know this distrubs some people, but then, it is unusual. Especially when you are talking to your parents about it in the middle of  busy super-market.

On a side note though, my old tutor for the forensic biology class was an ME for a while, and when we questioned him, he said that human flesh to cut through wasn't much different than slicing chicken.Then again, that would be deceased human flesh...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sheriffkarli on June 15, 2008 07:58:54 PM
I know i'm not past of this swap, but i had to say to
Cats: My fiancee saw this card and said "Are YOU in this swap? You totally sent that card in!: I had to spend 5 minutes convincing him that i didn't join this round!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: mynameis_jinx on June 15, 2008 08:12:48 PM
I haven't had internet access for a while, so I apologize to the people who've had to wait on me to post their cards...  I have six.


"Some days you feel so distant."



"I want to take a handful to be happy.  I'd do it if it wouldn't kill me."
(picture shows bottles and piles of pills)



"I want more piercings"
(has 3-D pearls on it)



"My roommate's drinking makes me not want to live with her, but I have no where else to go."



"I H8 WEN PPL SPL LIKE THIS... could you please take a few seconds more and spell the right way!?!?"
(written on a foam postcard)


"During the time my boyfriend & I were broken up, I was put on depression meds.  It was for a genetic reason & not because of him.  I'm not telling him otherwise."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 16, 2008 02:52:19 AM
distant: Hmm, defiantly know this feeling.

pills: My mum feels like this a lot, I'm her shoulder to cry on, so I kind of understand. I don't completly understand because I don't feel that way. *hug* I hope you feel better though.

piercing: I want more too, but I cant because of the career I want to persue.

drinking: My flat-mate uses her illness as an excuse for everything. I'd live with someone else too, but there isn't anyone else, and I'm sure she'd do something bad to herself if she didn't have company.

Bad speak: Urhg, it gets on my nerves too. My brother does it all the time and has trouble typing the right way unless I tell him its bugging me.

Depression: I hope you feel better soon. *hug*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 16, 2008 05:05:44 AM
This one came this morning.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tigercub_wabbit on June 16, 2008 05:07:56 AM
woo! five postcards!


I smoke my cigars when I'm alone because "it's not ladylike"


 I don't have any friends
a beautiful card, made with watercolors & a pencil sketch

I am exhausted from trying to keep everyone else happy


I don't like how Image Concious  I have become


I wish he was more romantic
this one is puffy paint on foam


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 16, 2008 06:54:49 AM
I received another card today! :D



"I doodle ALL the time."

On the back it says, "In class. In restaurants. At home. With friends. In clubs. In Pubs. I sometimes doodle so much I dream about future doodles."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 16, 2008 07:24:37 AM
exhausted: OMG this could've been mine! I TOTALLY feel you on this one!!

cigars: I love the picture!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 16, 2008 09:29:13 AM
Doodle: I wouldn't necessarily think that is a bad thing, unless it gets really distracting. I used to be a doodler, but not so much anymore. I don't know why. I always liked opening my notes from class and seeing what else I added on them.

Image Conscious-I can relate. I would like to think less about image, but it always creeps back into my head.

Keep Everyone Happy-Sounds like it is time to make yourself happy!  :) (I know, easier said than done.)

No Friends-The card is beautiful and I can relate. I've never had many friends. Even now while I have people that I call friends, we never do anything, it's rare that I talk to them or see them. I'm more of a convenience friend I guess. I hate it, but I have such a hard time making friends, I take what I can get. They aren't real friends.

Pray to No God-I have done that before. It's not on a regular basis, but for example, when my grandpa was in the hospital and no one knew what was wrong, I felt like if I didn't at least try, it might have been my fault if he died. He is ok today (and I still don't believe).

Spelling-I hate that too. Sometimes I can't even read it. Typing with numbers is harder anyway.

More Piercings-I would like some too. I've always wanted my lip pierced, but I'm afraid I'm too old to get a piercing like that.

Hear in Head-Not to sound scary, but if you literally hear those thing in your head, it could be a symptom of schizophrenia. I tell myself those things sometimes, but I don't actually hear them, which is why I'm really concerned about the wording of your card. I hope that you can stop the horrible phrases, whether by yourself or with help.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mikayla1319 on June 16, 2008 09:45:38 AM
Doodle:wow i feel you here. once in class i doodled the words to "i called her on the phone and she touched herself" yea that song. needless to say i was called out of another class to explain myself. ahh living in the bible belt is so much fun!

human flesh:finally someone as creepy and disturbing as i. i love you.

piercings:i love you too. i imagine your a teen too. but if your not. your a totally um B&$%hin older person!

pray to god: that totally struck me. i find myself asking "god" what his fricked up plan is... needless to say he never called me back.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: scrappygirl085 on June 16, 2008 09:55:36 AM
Quote
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/swap_0066.jpg
I know everyone thinks I am crazy, but I know that since you passed you send me hunningbirds.
I love you Grandma


I LOVE THIS ONE because I know that my friend who'd passed in November sent me the most awesome rainbows (yes, like 3) for my birthday the following September.  They were so beautiful that I cried.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 16, 2008 09:57:08 AM
[this one looks familiar]


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: n u l l g a l on June 16, 2008 10:09:15 AM
my mom always says that her mother always leaves a heads up penny when she approves of something. :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: scrappygirl085 on June 16, 2008 10:13:12 AM

My mom's addiction is ruining her marriage but no one takes it seriously because her addiction is world of warcraft.

My good friend (and neighbor) has the same addiction.  Her younger son is 15 and says he feels invisible in his house unless he wants to leave and she tells him no.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bushbaby on June 16, 2008 10:19:44 AM


I know everyone thinks I am crazy, but I know that since you passed you send me hunningbirds.
I love you Grandma


I LOVE THIS ONE because I know that my friend who'd passed in November sent me the most awesome rainbows (yes, like 3) for my birthday the following September.  They were so beautiful that I cried.
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I have a good friend whos Husband passed and he sends her butterflies - trust me you're not crazy   :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 16, 2008 10:42:44 AM
two more cards today!!
but it makes me sad there are only 2 more cards left for me!!!
i like getting mail that is not bills



"I love facebook/myspace stalking. I've read people's whole conversations! People are stupid with what they openly put on the internet."



"In one year, I am running away from home to meet the love of my life."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 16, 2008 10:47:46 AM
that is so weird
i just closed my myspace page yesterday because i am an elected school official and want to run for the school board (maybe more someday...) and i don't want some stupid crap i post on there to ruin things for me. (i'm not so worried about these postings...)

and

i'm glad you're going to get to run away and meet the love of your life. do you really have to wait a year? life is short, you know. today is a perfectly good day to run away. (delayed gratification is not my strong suit.) also - the love of your life may also be closer than south america. (unless you've already met him/her and are just going there to be with him/her). if you're looking to meet, you can do that wherever you wish!! i hope it is wonderful.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 16, 2008 11:33:45 AM
running away: how exciting! Good luck!

Myspace Stalker: That's so funny ... I agree with youabout people being dumb about what they say on there!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 16, 2008 01:07:19 PM
Pray: I pray when I get scared, but I'm not religious, and havn't been to church since I was 4. I think sometimes it just helps me to speak out, and prayers are the things that jump to mind when nothing else is about in there.

cigars: Hehehe, nothing more fun than purposely being un-lady-like.

no friends: You have your crafty fellows! Also, friends are sometimes over-rated. People I considered friends are the ones who've hurt me the most before.

exhausted: I'm exhausted stepping on egg-shells around my flat-mate's illness. She uses it as an excuse for everything and it really wears me down.

image conscious: I'm always this way because of my gran.

more romantic: I know this feeling. I hate that people take things for granted and use this as an excuse not to be romantic.

doodle: I doodle in my sleep. My mum caught my last year when we were camping. I got up and sat at the table and doodled for a good five minutes before lying down again. She says it was the weirdest thing ever.

myspace stalker:  :P I purposely put things on there so people have things to read. They don't often make sense, but they're never anything more than a bit of fun. Nothing personal's put up there. Then, I go and read everyone elses walls too ^^

running away: Yaaaay for love!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 16, 2008 01:16:10 PM
i was out of town this past weekend and while i was away, i received a couple more.  :)



reads:
I WISH MY DADDY COULD BE HERE

R.I.P
1962-1994

ALWAYS USE PROTECTION!







reads (front):
MY PARENTS CANT AFFORD ANYTING! AND I RESENT THEM FOR THAT.

(back):
not to sound like a spoiled OC-teen, but Im sure my MOMS SHOPPING, TRIPS & other costly crap are costing more than my AP tests and senior Prom!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 16, 2008 01:34:35 PM
Front:

“I have far too much fabric and I don’t think I will ever use it.”

Back:
“I can’t stop buying it”

Front:


Back:


Front:


Back:
“Sometimes I miss it”

I think these are pretty legible.  Let me know if I need to type them out.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 16, 2008 01:37:04 PM
I love the fabric card!

Also, on the Africa card I thought they had cut a swirly design into it, and I spent like 45 seconds wondering why I couldn't see it on the front before I realized that was you blurring out the number.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Gemcraft on June 16, 2008 01:44:29 PM
Also, on the Africa card I thought they had cut a swirly design into it, and I spent like 45 seconds wondering why I couldn't see it on the front before I realized that was you blurring out the number.

Oops I only just worked that out now!! duh!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 16, 2008 01:52:15 PM
Daddy: I'm sorry *hugs*

Fabric: I feel the same way!

Africa: I tend to agree with you!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 16, 2008 01:54:31 PM
I haven't commentted in a while, I kept meaning to when I updated everything but never got to it (its a lot of work for this swap and I'm only taking care of half of it! thank god for Holliewood!  :-*  )

(going in the opposite direction...)
fabric - me too. I don't have TONS but enough that its getting ridiculous

animals - I understand where you're coming from

anorexic - HUGS.

money - I know what you mean. My parents couldn't afford to do much for me. We didn't have much money, but the little money we had was spent on cigarettes and random ebay things (which sat around the house, unused).

facebook/myspace - I like stalking old friends that I now hate...its funny to see how little they've change and how immature they remain.

love - LUCKY! go you!

SIDE NOTE
Please don't repost previous pics of post cards.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mikayla1319 on June 16, 2008 02:09:07 PM
R.I.P.:i kinda don't undertand the protection one. unless he died of aids. so yea.

Resent:i feel you there. my dad spends money on everything, boats, motorcycles, cars, and then when my sisters or i ask for something its like its a stain on him. pooo for parents.

to much fabric:wow your my new bff! i never have enough. the joys of being to young to work.

starving kids:well they should stop having kids, and start doing something about their crappy situation. honestly. take a stand. where as shelter animals have no ability to do that. i'm totaly with you on this.

anorexic:i kinda feel you here but not really. i totally agree that i always feel better about my self after skipping a meal or something of that nature. but i wouldn't call myself anorexic. i hope you feel better about yourself. good luck.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on June 16, 2008 02:16:23 PM
Cards #4 #5 #6 #7


Front: I used to want to live in a castle in Scotland. I also wanted to live somewhere warm, with nice weather. Then I realized the two were mutually exclusive.
Back: Now I want to live in a castle in South Carolina.


Front: HER VS Him
She wins.
Chicks turn me on more
Back: But shh.... don't tell my boyfriend >_<


Front:For the first time I feel like I fit in.


Front: I'm not shallow but we only dated because you had a hot mustang.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on June 16, 2008 02:44:45 PM
Haha, that mustang secret could've totally been mine!   ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: cfbandit on June 16, 2008 02:57:27 PM

reads (front):
MY PARENTS CANT AFFORD ANYTING! AND I RESENT THEM FOR THAT.

(back):
not to sound like a spoiled OC-teen, but Im sure my MOMS SHOPPING, TRIPS & other costly crap are costing more than my AP tests and senior Prom!

I normally don't comment on any of the cards, but am an avid fan of the site and the swaps now ;) but I wanted to say - about the AP tests...have you ever pointed out to them how much they'll SAVE when you go to college with all of the AP credits?

Trust me...work it out and present it to them and your parents will *definitely* pay for them.  I've been there. My husband took four AP courses scored decently and managed to knock an entire year of tuition off. Cost for the 'rents? $400. Cost of tuition saved by the 'rents: $38,900.

Keep working 'em for it!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 16, 2008 05:07:18 PM
Got #9 today.  Only one to go...



The first year we were dating my then boyfriend now husband asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate the coming Friday and I had no idea it was our anniversary.  We celebrated the first couple of years, then got married on a completely different date and don't bother to celebrate that one either!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 16, 2008 05:19:06 PM
dad: *hug* I'm so sorry you lost him.

resent: I cant say I resent my mum and dad because they have as much money trouble as me, but I can say i feel anger toward my gran, who spends stupid money on a pair of shoe's she'll wear once.

Fabric: I have the very same problem!

africa: I agree with you. I'm much more an animal person.

anorexia: I constntly think I looked better when I had an eating disorder too.

castLe: Hehehe, castles and manor houses are fun, but it wouldn't hurt if it was warmer too!

him v her: I think the female form is much, much nicer than the male one. I mean what were they thinking when it came to mens bits? Did they just have something left over and go"Hmm... put it there and we'll say done!" when women are so curvy and beatiful in the flowing lines!

fit in: Yay! *hug*

mustang: Hehehe, I liked this one. It made me laugh.

anniversary: I think anniversaries have become over-commercialised now, with people celebrating 6 months and all sorts.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 16, 2008 05:32:29 PM
R.I.P.:i kinda don't undertand the protection one. unless he died of aids. so yea.

I think the red ribbon is the ribbon for AIDS awareness. At least, I think so anyway. That's what I got from it.

To the sender: *hugs* I'm sorry.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: estaki on June 16, 2008 06:30:38 PM
i'd love to participate in the next one of these - how do i find out more???


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 16, 2008 06:34:12 PM
I received 2 more today.


Most nights I'm too lazy to brush my teeth. ..so I don't.


I share a joke with a friend that we each only have 3 friends. Inside, it hurts because I know we both really mean it.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on June 16, 2008 06:56:28 PM
Now my camera is finally talking to my laptop, here are the ones I've received lately.


'If she had a myspace my cat would totally be in my top 8'


'No-one has seen me without full make up since 1985'


'My first kiss was when I was 18, but I tell everyone I was 12'


'I want my kid to be a superstar'


'Some days I wake up and feel like this'


'I used to have anorexia and bulimia. Now I'm just fat.'


'The future is fresh and exciting but I'm scared I'll mess up'


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: SpunSugar on June 16, 2008 10:39:53 PM
Ok, I've pretty much just started to receive due to a break-in at our apt. mailboxes.  Until they are done redoing all the locks, I have to pick up mail from the post office in my neighborhood with an ID...  the PO is open from 9am to 5pm...  I work from 8:30am to 5:30pm.  So, we only get mail when my husband goes on his lunch break.  This seems to take the equivalent energy of asking him to cure world hunger  ;)  lol  ANYWAY... Here's what I've gotten!!


I hate how she sings



Most of the time (ok all of it) I think I'm smarter than anyone I know


He proposed to me while he was high on pot.


The first one I can relate to a bit, only because I think there are some way famous singers who should not be  :P

To Smarter - Don't worry, you're not alone.

The last one I really can't relate to, but I wonder how that turned out...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hoxierice on June 16, 2008 10:47:01 PM
I have been following this thread and now I feel I need to stand up for starving children in Africa. My feeling is that it is good that some people care more about animals and some people care more about starving children. It takes all kinds, but I feel the need to point out that starving children in Africa don't ask to be in that position, so they deserve our help too.

Please note, I am not making judgments. I don't think there is anything wrong with caring more about animals.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 16, 2008 11:53:26 PM
Myspace-Cat: haha. I have a friend who totally made a myspace for his cat. And she is totally in his top 8. I say, have fun with life and gof or it.

Anorexia/Bulemia: I am sure that you are gorgeous. If you don't love yourself, how can anyone else?

Teeth brushin: Totally me too. Once I get in bed I don't ever feel like moving to brush them. And tonight is probably going to one of those times. haha. Glad to know I'm not the only one.

Makeup since 85: I love that photo.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 17, 2008 05:52:44 AM
I have been following this thread and now I feel I need to stand up for starving children in Africa. My feeling is that it is good that some people care more about animals and some people care more about starving children. It takes all kinds, but I feel the need to point out that starving children in Africa don't ask to be in that position, so they deserve our help too.

I'm really quite glad you posted... I'm not taking part in this round, mainly due to the amount of judging that took place in a previous round, but I do feel the need to point out something quite simple...

If they don't have kids, who will work? Who will look after the elderly? Who will fetch water, food, medication from miles away, each and every day?

Seriously, it's not like they have cars, NHS/welfare, someone handing them cash/food each day, and aside from all of this WE screwed them over, and caused many of the problems they're now battling! (African debt, African politics, pretty much a Western creation)

It's one thing not to care, it's one thing to care about animals more, we each choose our own concerns, but really, they stop having kids, they die anyway


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 17, 2008 07:56:58 AM
teeth: I feel this way sometimes too.

friends: I know it hurts to not have lots of friends, but then, sometimes less is more. Its nicer to have a smaller, closer bunch of friends than a whole bunch of barely-known "friends".

myspace-cat: Go for it! I know someone who made their pullip a myspace so why not go and give your cat one?

make-up: Wow! thats a long time! Love the picture though!

kiss: Its nothing to be ashamed about. My best friend is 20 and is yet to have her first kiss, a fact she's proud of.

superstar: Thats pretty cool. I don't think my parents expect me to be anything more than myself.

feeling like this: I feel like a toad every morning before showering and making myself tidy.

anoerexia + bulimia: I used to have an eating disorder, a serious one, and these days I consider myself fat too, but then, I see others who are much larger than me and I feel guilty about it. Still, wish I could shift the podge that gathers around my stomach, back and thighs.

future: I like this card. It doesn't matter if you screw up because life has a way of providing you a way to make things better, if you take the chance.

sings: I hate my flat-mates voice when she sings, and she sings a lot. I don't have the heart to tell her she sucks though because she has the impression she's a good singer.

smarter: I know I'm smarter than my friends and family. Its just impossible not to be with most of them.

proposal: I wonder how this turned out... Kind of a bad thing to do in my opinion though.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sparrowlegs on June 17, 2008 08:27:48 AM
I am not in this swap but I have enjoyed the secrets,
can I just say people have given us the chance to see their secrets and some are very personal some are blunt, some are funny!

as for Africa, this person has had the guts to say it, they didnt say they never gave did they...so please lets not start a judging debate over this.
some of these secrets are so amazing and many relate to myself
thanks everyone who has had the guts to do it
I want in on the next one ! ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Eliea on June 17, 2008 08:36:15 AM
Myspace cat- My Dog totally has a myspace. For two reasons. 1 it was funny. 2. I dislike myspace but wanted a way to keep up with my friends.
I need to update her blog but she just doesn't do much. tear things up. sleep, eat. Not much to talk about. lol.
Go for it and make your cat one! And when you do have her look up Khindi. :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 17, 2008 08:41:38 AM
This swap is all about exposing your secrets...things that you keep to yourself and are personal to you that you don't go blabbing to everyone. Secrets tend to touch a nerve with other people and everyone should be mature enough to understand that about this swap. You put your secrets out there anonymously to get them off your chest and to open up discussion about them. I have read what people have had to say about my secrets, and their opinion is their opinion. We all think and perceive differently so I won't be offended if you don't agree with what I have to say.

As far as for one of the previous posters saying that she didn't participate in this round due to the judging that takes place (...is her response to the Africa card NOT judging?), I have felt nothing but love and support from all the craftsters here! I am so glad I got to share my secrets with all of you and see that maybe my secrets aren't so unique to me and that others share them! This has been a fantastic swap!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 17, 2008 08:47:25 AM
I agree with how_german ... this isn't the time to judge people for their secret it's to reflect your opinion, you don't have to judge them for what the reveal, just say how you feel (not about how you feel about how they feel) and leave it at that.

I also agree that this has been a wonderful swap to be in, and I think all the secrets are great!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 09:12:44 AM
i wish all the judging was done silently. 

[/opinion]


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 17, 2008 09:28:25 AM
Dad - I'm so sorry! Maybe he is here, somewhere?

Resent - My dad is that way. He buys all this stuff for himself, but then complains about how he doesn't have any money. My BF's dad is the same way. When he NEEDED a car (his pretty much exploded), his dad went out and bought fancy new ceiling fans and wouldn't even help him with a loan for a junker (who helped my BF? MY MOM.). What makes that even more sick, is that his dad is very well off and it's not like he was looking for a handout, he was going to pay it back. Ugh...sorry, cheap parents suck.

Fabric - I am always buying fabric or something and then it just sits because it's too pretty to waste on my crappy projects. I have a lot.

Animals over Africa - I do too. It's because the animals are right here. The kids in Africa don't have much choice, but their parents do. I read the comment that the kids need to do the work and stuff, but it's not like you can expect your kids to do all this work when they are sick. I mean, I care that kids are starving, but I care more about homeless/abused animals.

Anorexic - You might have thought you looked better, but is your health worth that? I think people are a lot more pretty when they are not stick thin. I hope that you can find a way to be both healthy and beautiful in your mind.

Teeth - I must admit, it's a rare occasion that I don't brush my teeth, but when I get home from work at 3-4am and have to be at my other job at 7:30am, I really can't bothered either!

Myspace - My Little Visitor from the LV swap has a myspace page. I've seen plenty of animals/toys with their own. It's a way to have one, without really having one.

Kiss - My first everything was at 16.

Sings/Smarter/Proposed - I don't see the pictures.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 17, 2008 09:30:32 AM
i wish all the judging was done silently. 

[/opinion]

Agreed. I can't say that I don't have judgemental thoughts about some of the secrets, but I'm sure that people might have similar thoughts about my cards. I know that I don't want some one to read my card and say things about it that aren't supportive, so I assume no one else does either.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 17, 2008 10:28:39 AM
If you're in the swap, as stated in the sign up you are not to judge and be harsh. Have nothing nice to say, don't say it. Or the negative feedback monster will get you. Those not in the swap, unfortunately, I can't control what they say  :(


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Flikk on June 17, 2008 10:59:55 AM
I must say I disagree with the comment about "judging done silently" people are showing opinions for what has been made, everyone is doing it, silence of something you dislike is nothing more than censorship.

Because an opinion expressed in this thread disagrees with the posted secret how does that make it judging any more so than than the majority of posts that happen to agree with it?

I don't see any judging going on here, expect maybe in response to a comment in support of Africa, so how  about we all just try to respect everyone's points of view and not throw around accusations of being judgemental?

It's all a lot of fun to see these cards, and the work that has gone into them, let's just try to focus on that and understand we can disagree on things without criticising or having to argue.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 17, 2008 11:42:26 AM

"I am so scared I will get fat again."


"I've abused my body so much I'm surprised any of it still works, but I'm not surprised by how disgusting it looks."


"I wish I was smarter, but I'm too lazy to learn."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 11:52:42 AM
i prefer not to judge the secrets posted on this board.  i really like how it is done on the original postsecret site...no comments unless you go to the forum (to which i do not visit). i wish it was done that way in this swap - keeping comments in another thread.  a nice concession was that the comments were to be made in a separate post so that those who wanted only to view images didn't have to sift through the comments to see them.  i made a decision to not post comments on the cards i received or saw in the thread because i think they should be left as they are.  i made an exception in one case that i can recall because i felt very connected to the sender and even still, my comment wasn't a judgment, good or bad. 

it is impossible to not form judgments when you see the cards, this i know.  if moving my opinions on the cards to another forum or not voicing them whatsoever is censorship, it is the smallest form of it and for me, it creates an opportunity to keep the secrets in their purest forms.  originally, and as a result of the previous round's drama, i only looked at the images, but one day, when i wasn't logged in, i saw that the comments weren't overly judgmental and mostly supportive.  so i decided to view the thread in its entirety.  do i pass judgment?  of course.  is this the place for it?  not in my opinion, nor in the opinions of the swap head honchos.

bottom line:  we signed up for a swap where we were not to judge.  that's the only reason i was comfortable joining this round.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 17, 2008 11:53:30 AM
fat: As long as you keep on top of things, you shouldn't change and still be able to eat things you like. *hug*

abused body: *hug* I'm sorry you feel this way, but remember the body is a clever thing! Even abused bodies can be as good as one from a person who is incredibly healthy... Not that bodies are interchangeable and such.

smarter: I believe that everyone has a specific capacity to which they learn, and then what they learn is different. Smarts has nothing to do with "studying" as such (Yeah it helps but even so) but what sticks in your mind and what doesn't. This is why I also believe IQ tests are pointless. Its only a general testing of basic information. It doesn't take into account peoples strong points. I bet if you look at your crafty knowledge compared with one of the weaker subjects, you'll see just how smart you really are! (And that's a lot)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 12:29:17 PM
two more found their way into my mailbox yesterday.  :)



reads:

FOR FOUR YEARS,
I've been in love

WITH A MAN
I've never met



this one came with a kickass red bracelet:


the front reads:
I wear a red bracelet to show my strength.
My bracelet tells the people around me what I am.
The ribbon around my wrist says no to gluttony.
I use red as my code.
I feel strong in red.

I wear a red bracelet to show my weakness.
My bracelet tells the people around me that I need help.
The ribbon around my wrist says no to food.
I use red as my SOS.
I feel weak in red.


the back reads:
This bracelet helped me destroy my life, it was also the reason I got the help I needed.

and the aforementioned kickass bracelet:


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: doo_leroux on June 17, 2008 12:39:43 PM
Wow...that's a pretty awesome bracelet and secret.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: dirtydarkdiva on June 17, 2008 12:51:46 PM
I am so proud of you, whomever sent the last one. You made the right choice and even though you may feel weak, you are now on your way back to living a full, healthy and happier life that you ever imagined. You have done the strongest thing you probably ever will. <3 Take care and Blessed Be.


NOTE: That kickass red bracelet is a symbol of those who are pro-ana, although usually it is a red seed bead bracelet. Those who CHOOSE to not seek help and embrace their illness wear this as a signal to others like them, so they may gain strength from each other and "motivatate" each other to keep striving for their idea of perfection. Thinspiration.
That kickass bracelet has been passed on to you to relenquish it's ass kicking power.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 01:02:09 PM
(i was hoping that was the case.  it's in the process of considering which asses to kick first.  :))


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 17, 2008 01:04:49 PM
Isn't it terrible that the "scared to get fat card" only makes me think of how delicious those cupcakes look and how I need to go home and whip some up?  ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: dirtydarkdiva on June 17, 2008 01:25:38 PM
Burn the barcelet, please don't give it power over anyone else. I'm sure that isn't what the sender intended or would wish.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 17, 2008 01:39:40 PM
RED: I wasn't sure exactly what it meant until I read dirtydarkdiva's post. I'm glad you overcame your problem & that you got the help you needed! Stay strong! **HUGS**


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 01:49:25 PM
burn it?  i would hope that if the sender wanted it burned, s/he would have made that clear.  to be honest, it's sitting in the envelope in which it came.  i figured it was included to represent the thoughts of the sender in relation to the card.  as it stands, i have no plans to wear the bracelet, but i also have no plans to burn it.  i think it'll stay in the envelope.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: stolendreams on June 17, 2008 02:10:08 PM
Red Bracelet: Good for you! You should be very proud of yourself.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tigercub_wabbit on June 17, 2008 02:32:09 PM
k8thagr8: I can't see any of the photos you posted.....


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 03:08:33 PM
anyone else having that problem?  i can see them.  :?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Mishymishy on June 17, 2008 03:13:11 PM
k8thagr8- I can see them fine  ???


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 17, 2008 03:35:59 PM
That is so weird. I am one that can not see them. I wonder what's up?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 17, 2008 03:40:37 PM
i don't know.  :(  can those of you who can't see these latest ones i posted see any of the others i've posted?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 17, 2008 03:48:43 PM
I couldn't see them at first, but I just refreshed & they popped up!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 17, 2008 05:04:43 PM
I've lucked out that all 10 that I sent have been posted and 8 rec'd so far. Pretty good! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 17, 2008 05:22:19 PM
Received my tenth (and final  :() secret.



"Sometimes I wish I was still anorexic."



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 17, 2008 06:15:59 PM


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 17, 2008 06:53:06 PM
I couldn't see them at first, but I just refreshed & they popped up!
Same here! I can now see all the cards. I guess it was a glitch at the moment.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: PhunkyThreads on June 17, 2008 07:30:35 PM
not in this swap, but, about the unsee-abe pics....I believe photobucket is having issues. Cause it is happening elsewhere


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on June 17, 2008 07:32:01 PM

I feel like I shouldn't love him because he is another race.  Why can't love be like this? :(


I don't want to DIE just maybe get in a car accident and go into a coma for awhile.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 18, 2008 05:12:21 AM
received #9
waaaaa! it's almost over...




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 18, 2008 05:55:55 AM
in love: This can be a good thing, though also a bad thing. I hope that if you meet him, you remain as in love as you are, or more.

pro-ana: I personally am pro-ana but not because I believe that anorexia is good. I understand that it is NOT always a choice. As I've said before, I have experienced eating disorders first hand, and the thing I found most was that I had NOBODY to talk to that understood what was going through my head, as everyone replied with what they thought to be right. I'm proud of you for seeking help, it is a big step to take, but I still stand by others who are in the cycle, because getting out isn't easy, and I know its not a life-style choice as so many people make it out to be. ((Incidently, we just covered the sopic of eating disorders in my course before the exams and my tutor was one of the most understand people when she discussed them, especially when she was describing all the possible links with anorexia and other disorders of the mind))

Anorexic: I'm glad I got out of my cycle, but sometimes wish I was as thin as I was back then. I know that health wise I'm better off now, but I still hate how I look most of the time. *hug*

Jealous: Sometimes its hard not to be jealous of others :(

Race: I was raised in an area where race's didn't mix. There is a lot of crap stuck on people by society still these days, despite it being illegal to discriminate against races. I doubt we'll ever really be free of racial prejudice and discrimination, nor any other kind really. However, you should follow what your heart says. If it says love him, you should love him.

coma: I'd love to escape like that for a while

guys: I get bored if the relationship becomes predictable. Thankfully, my guy is really unpredictable in his actions. He left to visit his family last week (his mum and step-dad live in texas, we live in the uk - him with his dad and step-mum, me either at uni or with my folks) and I thought I'd hear from him maybe once or twice, but he called me as soon as he got to their home to let me know he was okay, then the day after he arranged for a big bunch of flowers to be delivered. From his personality, you'd never guess he's that kind of guy, but it goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover. Maybe you'll meet a guy who you get with who'll continue the chase afterwards? Then, you get the best of both worlds :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: nofury on June 18, 2008 08:00:40 AM
Guys: I'm the same way. I think alot of us are. I think it's just because we're not easily satisfied, and we haven't found the right guy. Nothing to feel bad about! Just enjoy the times you have regardless of how short they are!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on June 18, 2008 09:03:16 AM
Just recieved these two...


I pick my nose... and eat it!


Front: I have Koumpounophobia. Its not a joke.
Back: Making this card really freaks me out.

(Just incase anyone doesnt catch on, Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons.)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 18, 2008 09:22:34 AM
Buttons:I bet that makes it hard to look at a lot of things on here, since buttons are quite popular. I wonder why you are afraid of buttons, I can't think of something bad that could involve buttons. Just one of those things, perhaps.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 18, 2008 09:31:38 AM
nose: I know my brother does that.

buttons: Well done on making the card, I know how phobia's can affect people.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 18, 2008 10:00:29 AM


the back says :"for almost 10 years they have been the only outward sign that there is anything wrong with me."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: blenderbabe22384 on June 18, 2008 11:37:31 AM
omg #9 sounds sooooooo like me lol


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 18, 2008 11:43:04 AM
Buttons:  Kudos for actually making the card with buttons all over it!

Booger eating: Although I don't eat boogers, I think your card is cool w/the boogers on the fork!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: cfbandit on June 18, 2008 12:11:03 PM
I must say I disagree with the comment about "judging done silently" people are showing opinions for what has been made, everyone is doing it, silence of something you dislike is nothing more than censorship.

Because an opinion expressed in this thread disagrees with the posted secret how does that make it judging any more so than than the majority of posts that happen to agree with it?

I don't see any judging going on here, expect maybe in response to a comment in support of Africa, so how  about we all just try to respect everyone's points of view and not throw around accusations of being judgemental?

It's all a lot of fun to see these cards, and the work that has gone into them, let's just try to focus on that and understand we can disagree on things without criticising or having to argue.

Speaking as an impartial outside who's loved following this gallery, I can say I honestly didn't think anyone was being judgemental until I saw the Africa trail of comments.

Otherwise, I've read all of these as feel/sympathize with the card's authors or don't understand/but still supportive of whomever wrote them.

The mods should be very proud for doing such a good job with that!  :-*


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: SpunSugar on June 18, 2008 01:03:52 PM
I've received another:



I desperately want friends, but I had such crappy ones growing up that I don't give anyone new a chance.




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 18, 2008 01:21:12 PM
I received postcard #8 today.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 18, 2008 01:33:18 PM
Off work: I love this card. the picture is great. And I feel like that all the time. But sadly I normally am out of town. lol.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 18, 2008 01:33:48 PM
Take Weekend Off: I hear you on that! Sometimes the best weekends are ones involving absolutely nothing. And that card was really awesome.

Koumpounophobia: I didn't even know there was such a thing, but I think it's really great that you were able to make the card full of the thing you fear.

Thrill of Chase: I agree. Getting the guy is most of the fun. I guess I've been lucky that I've been with my BF forever (6+ years), but I still have fun being a tease sometimes. Chasing is fun.

Race: I can understand what you mean. My parents aren't the greatest when it comes to understanding differences, but if it is real love, you can't let that stop you. You'll be happier doing what you want rather than what everyone else thinks you should.

Jealous: Me too. And it gets me in trouble a lot. I love the card!





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on June 18, 2008 03:14:42 PM
received this quite a while ago...sorry for the slow post...

" I think that scrapbooking is a total waste of time and money, but the stickers are just too damn cute."
(in case you can't tell, those are 3-D scrapbooking stickers on the postcard)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 18, 2008 03:54:18 PM
Scrapbooking: I agree! I buy the stickers & use them for other stuff since I don't scrapbook! LOL


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Nven on June 18, 2008 04:02:46 PM
Got my last card today (boo), but this was a great swap (yay!)



"You were my best friend.  You became the worst bridezilla ever.  our friendship ended.  I miss you so much."

That's a real shame.  I hope you guys can work it out.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on June 18, 2008 06:25:20 PM
My final three cards:






Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 18, 2008 06:56:30 PM
UPDATE
(FOR MY GROUP ONLY)

Once you see all ten of you're cards posted, please PM me and let me know so I can make sure my records match and make sure people have posted their pics. If you've done this already, ignore this.

I'm keeping track of how many card's you've received by how many pics you've post of the cards - so if you receive all ten but post 9 of them - you won't get feedback until 10 are posted)

Once I have all 10 cards sent and received, I will post positive feedback. So far I have no one reaching thse qualifications. If you believe differently, let me know.

Hopefully that makes sense, PM me if you have questions.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 18, 2008 07:35:28 PM
Sorry for hoarding these!


I'd rather be a homemaker.


I read somewhere about someone who had become happy enough to roll down all their windows and sing really loud! In a low time in my life, I made a pact with myself to do the same. In the beginning it was forced, but now I reall think it's made me a happier person! That terrible singer with all the windows down in the car next to you? That's ME!



98% of the times I said: "I love you", I lied <3
Back:

He was my boyfriend of over two years, Everything I said was a lie. (Everything on this card was a gift from him)


I want you to see me....but I worry that you won't like what you see.The Real Me.


I spend more time doing my hair than cleaning my house.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on June 18, 2008 07:36:58 PM
I'm tired but I NEED to comment on one card now
singing in car - I did this today. I ALWAYS sing in my car but only while I'm driving and not at a stop and with the windows up. When i'm at a stop I stop singing. Today I put the windows down and sang at the tip of my lungs (Free Fallin' for those wondering which song), it was amazing...


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on June 18, 2008 07:49:28 PM


reads: I smoked myself silly because teaching was so hard.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 19, 2008 04:04:34 AM
I realised I hadn't posted, though I thought I had.

scars: I have scars too. I don't hate mine, but I know some people think I should. I personally see my scars as being an embodiment of the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".

Friends: I feel so bad for you. I know how horrible it is to have bad friends. Thats probably why I don't have very many now. In fact, it can be said I feel closer to people on craftster than I do to people I actually know.

weekend off: I feel like this all the time.

scrap booking: I've never put together a scrap book as such, but have been asked by my parents to make my brother one for his 18th over the summer so fingers-crossed it goes okay. I agree the stickers are cute though! I use them on cards I make :)

bridezilla: Its never too late to get into contact with them? Perhaps they miss you too?

not good: I disagree! I can't write in calligraphy for anything, even with a calligraphy pen I mess it up :P Plus, the colours on the card look real beautiful.

cyberstalking: Every now and then I find myself looking for my ex's on facebook and myspace. Usually when I think I've seen them that is though.

family first: My gran says that all the time. It really annoys her now that I can't be at home for her birthday because its at the start of the uni year (I'm kinda glad in a way - she's the worst person for self praise ever) but that I'm making an effort to go home for dad and brothers birthday. (Sis and mum are over the summer holiday and right before I go back)

home-maker: I really want to go into my career of choice, but a part of me would rather stay at home and be a home-maker. I think I'll have to figure out a way to have both. Some people seem to manage okay.

singing: I don't drive, but my dad always says you can tell when I'm happy because I sing really loudly in the car, even at stops and when the windows are down. Usually, I sing because I'm with my family, and they make me smile a lot. On my own though I have caught myself singing along with the super-market radio when shopping :P

lied about love: I did this to one of my past partners, and at the end of it, I felt really s***y because of it.

real me: being real to yourself and others is (in my opinion) one of the best things you can do. If a person doesn't like it, its their problem. (for the record, I learned that the hard way)

hair: Hehe, I spend more time reading than doing anything (except craft). Like now, I'm supposed to be packing. Hmm, not very good at sticking to what I'm supposed to do.

smoking: I agree that teaching is hard. My mum is a part time supervisor at a local school and the kids there give her nothing but grief. I think that its good you have some kind of release. I feel bad for those who don't.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on June 19, 2008 08:55:39 AM
I decided earlier that I wasn't going to comment all the secrets, but

scars: I have scars too. I don't hate mine, but I know some people think I should. I personally see my scars as being an embodiment of the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".

i love that.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 19, 2008 03:35:17 PM

Says: I can hold my pee for hours ... When I was younger, I used to challenge myself to see how long I could hold on for. I still find it useful in long car trips.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 19, 2008 03:35:48 PM
I wish my kids would try this on long car trips! LOL I love the toilet on this card!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Holliewood on June 19, 2008 08:12:54 PM


Reads: I'm really messy.
           It's embarassing.  I fee like people judge me by the state of my car and room, but I'm sure my family only knows the extent.




Reads: I send him sexy pictures of me so that I don't loose him to HER...



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 20, 2008 06:13:45 AM
Messy: I used to be the same way when I was younger, then one day I just grew out of it. But my room/first car were always in chaos! And you're right it is embarrasing, but your true friends & family know you for more than the mess! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: 6iggle on June 20, 2008 11:53:07 AM
i received my last 3 cards yesterday!


"I have hairy toes"


"i moved 1000 miles away.
i haven't heard a thing from my so-called close friends.
it pisses me off more than it makes me sad.
(and yes, I have called and emailed -no response.)"


"I would rather hang out with my dog then talk ot most of the people i know."
bottom: "<-- not my doggie!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 20, 2008 12:04:28 PM
Hairy toes: Shave 'em! ;)

No calls: I hope you make new friends soon! Real ones too, that can call back!!

Hang with dog: Me too! She never talks back, or gives me crap! LOL


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 20, 2008 01:01:03 PM
pee: If I don't think about it, I can hold it in. Usually though I'm just like la-la-la la-la-l... OHMYGODNEEDTOPEENOW!!! Its useful talent to have! Well done :P

messy: I'm beyond the realms of messy. I border on apocalyptic remains with how bad it gets. I know it bugs my mum, but then, I also know a lot of my friends and people we know are a LOT worse than myself.

sexy pictures: Sending pictures is all good. It stopped one of my partners straying. At least, for a few months. Then he strayed anyway, but by that point, I'd stopped caring.

Toes: I know this feeling. I wont wear sandals because of my toes, and mum has it real bad. She gets them waxed, so why not try that? Its only a temporary solution but it beats shaving.

no communication: I didn't move that far but I rarely hear from college friends or people I went to school with now that I'm at uni. It really sucks at first, but then again, it showed me who my real friends were.

Dog: I love hanging out with my dog! Then again, that may be because we read together (yes, my dog can read. If you turn the page before he's ready he growls and if you take too long, he licks your ear to make you hurry up. You can even see his eyes following the page. His fave is stephen king :P) I also love hanging out with my cats. They're all way cool animals.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hannahkarina on June 20, 2008 01:13:00 PM
To the pee person, I guess it's a good skill to have, but if you hold it too long you can do permanent damage to your kidneys or get a urinary tract infection, so you know, go when you have to go!

[/medical rant haha]


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: mynameis_jinx on June 21, 2008 01:07:10 PM
#8 and #9:


"I wish I'd never had that first cigarette at 9 years old."



"I don't really like animals at all."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: susanab on June 22, 2008 04:15:41 AM
A 3-D card:

I'd rather eat with my hands.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 22, 2008 09:09:23 AM
Eat with hands: Me too! It's just so much easier to grab! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 22, 2008 09:10:20 AM

Says: I hate smokers.Imagine how your teeth will look when you're old I don't care how nice you are.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 22, 2008 12:42:24 PM




I think they are readable, but I will type them out if needed.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 22, 2008 04:49:38 PM
eat with hands-  Oh man I never use silverware when I'm at home.  Cute card :)

Birth Control- (I think thats what this card was about) I use to ALWAYS forget my pills.  I've changed my morning routine around to: Brush me teeth, wash my face, take my pills, and I'm out the door.  They are right there in front of my sink next to my toothpaste so I can't forget.  You should try putting them somewhere you know you go everyday at around the same time.  A few of my friends keep their pills in their purse and have an alarm set on their phone.  Which ever works for you!

Girlfriends- Ugh take mine!  They all want to play with makeup ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: troll1984 on June 22, 2008 06:05:24 PM
Birth Control - My trick for remembering my pill is setting my cell phone alarm to go off every night at a time that I'm always home and always awake.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 23, 2008 10:08:45 AM
"I don't like animals" - I don't share your feelings, but that is a SUPER-cute card you made :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jrain on June 23, 2008 12:39:00 PM
I received another card today! :D But sadly it is my last one. :(



"I daydream about being Nancy Drew..."

The caption on the illustration reads, "You are an imposter!" Nancy exclaimed.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 23, 2008 01:18:20 PM
My last 7! *I still have to get the codes emailed to you*


"I laugh at girls who are too afraid to change their hair because their "man" might not like it"


"Darwin, party of one.... Every time a bicyclist in my city gets killed because s/he ran a red light, I do a little happy dance" back="I swear I'm not a bad person"


"Redbull - gives you wings" and "ADDICTED". back="This is my 6th can today"

(Its actually a can thats held to the card! So cool!)


This card is scented for your pleasure

"I fart all the time" back="I don't know if the scent is gone but it was apple" It had gone but this one made my laugh a lot :D


"I always feel alone. Even on a fun community like Craftster, I still get ignored. I hate feeling so invisible" Its a cat on his own - sorry, bad cam and no scanner


"I've been cheating on you a lot lately, but only in my dreams"





Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sulkycat on June 23, 2008 01:36:04 PM
hope this is ok to post:

to the lonely sender - come & join one of my swaps, there will be a new one in a few weeks, or find the mini me thread & say hello

not because i am anything special, but because they are a bunch of 'regular' swappers (ie a lot of us have been in several swaps together, & pool ideas of what sort of swaps we want to do in the future) -who are VERY special indeed, friendly, kind, funny & simply a bunch of wonderful ladies of all ages - no need to ever feel lonely here at all




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 23, 2008 01:39:22 PM
As sulky said, I'm in her swaps too, and I love making new friends so please please drop by. We're crazy but as soon as you join you have a lot to read and everyone gets a chance to be included. And we offer naked yummy and sweeties in our virtual cocktail nights :P


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 23, 2008 03:29:14 PM
Fart: hahahahahaha! This made me laguh so hard! Great secret!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 23, 2008 09:55:24 PM


"#1 THING I WISH TO DO BEFORE I DIE: SHAVE MY HEAD!!"

The back says: "I think bald women are so powerful."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 23, 2008 09:58:19 PM


"I sometimes think in English and not in my native language"
And then there's writing in another language on a blue post-it.

The back says: "The Blue Part Says:"
And then on another little blue piece it says: "When I was little I thought English was so much cooler....."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 23, 2008 10:04:27 PM
Those were my last 2 secrets! :( I'm sad I won't be getting anymore.

Language - I really wish I knew another language. I took some Spanish in high school but unfortunately I didn't stick with it. Whatever your native language is, the letters are lovely.

Bald - Lovely! ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on June 24, 2008 04:09:00 AM
Does anyone else think it's odd that we had two secrets about wanting to be bald?
I mean, 2 out of 40 (or i guess it could be one person who sent the same secret to two others). It just seems strange to me. I've never thought about being bald.

It's great though! I hope the wannabe baldies go for it!! (as i recall, one already did)
So, yea! Go be your awesome bald self!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: jpoparock on June 24, 2008 04:24:36 AM
I realised I'd forgotten one of the pictures of my cards. I couldn't find it on my card, so this is a cell-phone pic. Its my 10th recieved.


it says "I had sex at 11. It was not rape."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 24, 2008 05:52:46 AM
If I'm not mistaken, that mystery second language is Hebrew.  :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on June 24, 2008 06:37:28 AM
Does anyone else think it's odd that we had two secrets about wanting to be bald?
I mean, 2 out of 40 (or i guess it could be one person who sent the same secret to two others). It just seems strange to me. I've never thought about being bald.

It's great though! I hope the wannabe baldies go for it!! (as i recall, one already did)
So, yea! Go be your awesome bald self!

That is interesting. Also, I was going through to see how many cards of mine have been posted (5, where are the others?), and I noticed that several people have had problems with eating disorders. That made me kind of sad, but also it made me feel good that those people can be sure that they aren't alone. So, what I'm getting at here, is hugs to everyone. I love reading your secrets!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on June 24, 2008 08:33:59 AM
#8 and #9


Front: I feel worse about what you did to the two other girls than about what you did to me
Back:He sexually attacked all three of us. He was my best friend. But I was 19 and they were 17, and he met them through me. I know it's his fault, I know he's the bad guy, I know he's responsible. But it doesn't make me fell less guilty.


I wish I had the patience to dress girly.

This one has fringe that you can lift up. :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on June 24, 2008 09:32:34 AM
If I'm not mistaken, that mystery second language is Hebrew.  :)

I thought so! It's pretty and it looks like it reads right to left.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on June 25, 2008 07:47:02 AM
Here are my last cards.

"Dear Coworker,
Even though you're a vaguely misogynistic 55 year old braggart with a lisp and obsessive compulsive disorder...You still turn me on a little!!!"



Back: "...I don't kow what my problem is.  I hate him so much but I have a ll these perverse thoughts about him!!!"

"You're not going to change.  I can see that.  So how about you admit it, then we can all move on."



"No matter who I'm with or what I'm thinking, I always assume people can read my mind."



"Before I take a shower I make faces to the mirror.  It sometimes takes me over 20 mintues to remember I was supposed to take a shower..."


Back "Its so difficult to pull myself away...and its harder if I KNOW I HAVE TO HURRY UP


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: pixie5 on June 25, 2008 09:02:55 AM





i think i only have one more after these two!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 25, 2008 09:10:19 AM
Mind reading: I knew you were gonna put that secret on a card!!!! (just kidding!) :D

Faces: That's so funny ... I catch my daughter doing that all the time! I have to tell here 3 or 4 times to stop goofing around & get in the darn shower! great secret!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Eliea on June 25, 2008 01:10:17 PM
Goth: ME too! My brother even called me the technicolor goth! I finally decided it wasn't for me.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on June 26, 2008 04:10:18 PM
I got a PM from a secret sender, and one of their secrets was a little damaged in the mail.
Heres what it was supposed to look like:



"I wonder if we would have worked."
"I wonder if we could work now"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: MaxParadise on June 26, 2008 04:13:00 PM
how did i miss out on this swap! any idea when there will be a round 6... ???


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 26, 2008 05:54:59 PM
Co Worker - We can't always choose who we like. I've liked some "embarrassing" people myself.

Mind Reader - I think that also. I worry that my bosses and coworkers can "hear" my thoughts, which are not usually pleasant.

Goth - I wanted to be goth, but I couldn't afford the black clothes and chains and stuff. I was a dork. (Who am I kidding-I AM a dork.)


Every time I check the mail I hope for another card. I still have 2 more to get and 3 more of mine have not shown up. ):


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 29, 2008 09:05:26 AM
I have received my last two secrets.  Both of the envelopes arrived open so I hope this is the way they were sent:





I think they are pretty legiable.  Let me know if I need to type them out.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tigercub_wabbit on June 29, 2008 01:27:25 PM
recieved 2 more! only one more to go :(



"I want to leave this place"
the back says:"Some days I feel so run down I just want to disappear. I never would because I have too many obligations."



"I want to marry my ex."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 29, 2008 02:27:40 PM
Wow, well, I'm glad cards are still arriving. Maybe some are just being hung up by the P.O.

Star: Good luck!

Cry at books: Me too-most books (and movies) anyway. I used to never cry, but now everything makes me bawl.

Leave: I think everyone has such feelings every now and again. Perhaps a vacation is in order! ;)



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: StookeyDough on June 29, 2008 04:25:35 PM

"I'm 24 and I still suck my thumb."

"You win the award for the worst grandma ever.  I wish you'd die but you just keep on ticking"

"Money can buy me happiness" "I prefer $ to Affection" "Utter my favorite words: "I'll buy it for you""

"I've never done any drug, even weed.  (I've been to amsterdam)  Sometimes I feel like i've missed out on something"

"I lie away and wonder if tommorow is the day you stop loving me and pray it isn't."

"I don't miss him.  I miss being married!"

"i'm becoming the best employee i can.
 -exceed productivity target
 -turn in paper work early
 - pitch in, help coworkers
... so that when I QUIT it really strings these bastards.
(i'm already interviewing with other companies.  HA!)"

i'm 7/10 for recieving.  =/
sorry this took so late, i definatly had thought i already posted!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: indigo_roses on June 29, 2008 07:50:25 PM
best employee - yeah that's how it was when I left my last job. There were things that I did for my manager that I was the only person who knew how to do (besides her). I felt bad for leaving the work with her, but I didn't feel bad about leaving the company at all.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on June 30, 2008 06:16:42 AM
Star card-  The sender contacted me and let me know that in the right corner there was supposed to be a foam star over the circle of glitter.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 30, 2008 06:23:51 AM
Grandma: I'm sorry you feel that way. I love the writing on your card!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on June 30, 2008 08:50:36 AM
haha...that's funny. a  thumbs up and a thumbs down card right after.  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Silvana on June 30, 2008 09:25:10 AM

"I smuggled my two pet turtles through airport security and across the border.
They are illegal immigrants."

"every time he yells, cusses or hurts me I want to break up"
Back "so how have we dated for two years?"

"I love being naked"
Back "It always takes me ages to answer the door because i'm getting dressed!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: doo_leroux on June 30, 2008 09:53:51 AM
naked - I love to walk around with no pants on...I hear ya about it taking forever to get the door....  "HOLD ON...I have to find my pants!"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on June 30, 2008 12:35:06 PM
Wow. Lots of good ones. I hadn't been replying to most of them but a few really speak to me.

No Drugs:I've never been to amsterdam, but I've never done rugs either. There are more of us than you would think. I know I've been surprised by how many people told me they never did drugs. I never really felt left out, but maybe that's because all my friends in high school were pot heads and I saw what it did to them.

Naked: This totally could have been my card. I like the image you chose. That was partly why I didn't do this secret because of the "no porn" thing. I don't see all nakedness as porn, but I guess some do.

Thumb sucker: My sister sucked her thumb until last year. She just turned 30! So, The way she stopped sucking her thumb, if you want to stop. She went to a hypnotists. You know, one of those who say they can help you stop smoking ... Well, it worked for her. So, if you are looking to stop, that's an idea that might work. And hey, if you're not. More power to ya.  :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Purelectricity on July 01, 2008 06:27:30 AM
Turtles- What a cute secret!!

Worst Grandma-  I have a friend who would always talk about how much she despised her grandma and I never believed her.  I would always tell her "Grandma's are great!!"  Aaaand then I actually met her grandma  and couldn't wait for her to leave.  So I feel like my friend wrote this card. Cute image too btw.

Best Employee- I love this one.  I worked at a day care that liked to take advantage of their employees and I did the same thing you did.  Me and 3 friends (that worked there, btw there was only 6 people on staff) worked our butts off and then all quit at the same time.  We wanted to make sure that they missed us when we were gone (since they were always telling us how anyone could be replaced at any time).  That was over 2 years ago.  I still babysit for some of the kids and their parents agree that it hasn't been the same since we left.  Moral of the story-  If you really want to stick it to them- this is the best way to go about it!  Congrats on already interviewing too.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: the_trademarks on July 03, 2008 09:04:08 AM
I received my last card this morning.


Front: I have no direction in my life!!
Back: Shitty minimum wage job and constant struggling, here I come!!!!!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: IHearTreesCry on July 03, 2008 10:13:13 AM
Sorry for the delay, I received this card weeks ago  :-\



"I love how even though you have a poli-sci degree and no experience or training in psych you felt the need to tell our boss that I'm 'mean' to my clients. No, she didn't tell me it was you. I just knew"


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on July 03, 2008 10:23:21 AM
I'm glad that cards are still wandering in. I hope that the rest of mine show up soon.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 03, 2008 11:37:06 AM
I'm glad that cards are still wandering in. I hope that the rest of mine show up soon.

ditto.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: MadameD on July 03, 2008 11:34:31 PM
Hi!  I FINALLY got another camera (which I love!) and got photos taken!  Whooo! 
Here are all mine, with backs included when appropriate, and numbers!



Everyone thinks im "over" your death Gran.  Im not



I wish you knew how much you meant to me.
Sometimes I forget that you're gone.  Then when I realize, it's like being told you've died all over again.



the night i was arrested, i had serious nervous farts.  i had no control.  i wonder if the officer remembers me as his "farty arrest".
C022


I am $25,000 in debt.
I'm scared.



I've pretty much always gotten everything I've ever wanted!
(Yeah.  I'm pretty lucky!)



Everyone tells me I'm the nicest, most "together", sweet person...

what they don't know is it takes 3 pills everynight to keep me that way ~ the 2 years of therapy helped too!



I thought I loved you.  You didn't know.  (Still don't, I guess)
But then you betrayed us.
We trusted you and you broke our hearts.

I NEVER want to see you again.



I knew it wouldn't work when I married him.



My fantasies always include rock stars.




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Lilyvanilli on July 04, 2008 08:47:35 AM
Nervous farts has the wrong card posted. I see the "I get everything I want" card in it's place.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 04, 2008 09:35:15 AM
Yay, I'm glad more cards are coming in! It's fun to see more after it has been so long without any. I to, do not see the "farty arrest" card-I see the "get everything" card instead.

Gran-I really can't relate because I haven't lost someone close to me yet, but I dread the day it happens. I hang on to things forever and something as close as a relationship like that is going to take lots of time.

Farts-This is hilarious! That's what they get for arresting you.

Let's hope more cards keep coming.


Title: T
Post by: Plumbum on July 04, 2008 09:40:23 AM
I love to lurk these galleries, it's so inspirational how people share their secrets with the world.


grams - this one touches me more than you can imagine. I lost my grams this past may to lung cancer (non-hodgkins lymphoma),  and we had no idea she was sick until february. she never showed any symptoms until she got what we thought was a cold with a fever. It also didn't help that she was scheduled for a non-invasive surgery to remove liquid from around her lungs and the doctor decided to cut her wide open. that's pretty much what sent her downhill.

she was doing so much better, and this careless man made her last days the most unbearable of her life.

Everyday is this postcard for me. I think about her all the time, all the things i want to say...i never got to say goodbye.

be strong, craftster. I can't say it'll get easier, but you'll get stronger over time.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 05, 2008 11:37:46 AM
I received another card today! This is the 9th one I've received.



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 05, 2008 11:39:24 AM
And to comment on the card I just posted I have to say that I agree with you! When I first scanned your card, it came out crooked-I tried to leave it, but I had to go and scan it again because cropping wouldn't have fixed it. Leaving it crooked would have bugged me to no end! I always try to make things symmetrical too, so you are not alone.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on July 05, 2008 05:50:27 PM
my last one!!!




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: around on July 05, 2008 05:58:50 PM
i'm kind of sad that i just posted my last card... but i have one still floating out in the universe that i hope makes it to its intended receiver.

in response to this card - wow. it makes me feel old. i remember feeling the same way when i moved (between jr and senior years of high school). before you know it, you'll have new friends - just remember when you go out with them to just be yourself. and while you're at it, make yourself the YOU you want to be. that call is all yours, sister.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on July 05, 2008 10:09:04 PM
#10 for me!

"i'm addicted to buying paper. I spent more at Office Max last month than my car payment."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: southern flower on July 05, 2008 10:11:56 PM
 :)First of all I was so excited that I got all 10 postcards.  But when I opened it I felt like it was one I had sent myself, but worse.  Becasue I didn't know that Office Max sold cool paper.  So now I want to go there and get some! Ohhh the crafting addiction is bad, I feel your pain.   


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RockinRobyn on July 06, 2008 01:47:13 PM


"I was wrong
I don't know what I'm going to do
with my life now."


"I still don't know if I'm trying to lose weight because I want to or because you do. I want to know if I'm doing it for me..."


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 06, 2008 08:02:27 PM
yay, the farts one is there.  i think i should have been born a guy.  farts are so funny.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: raeonix on July 06, 2008 08:36:08 PM
Even though I am not part of this swap at all, I am going to be sad when it's all over because I liked reading people's secrets and seeing how nice the cards were!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on July 07, 2008 08:49:47 AM
I got another card! I was so excited. I don't have my camera with me because I'm at work, but I just had to share.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 08, 2008 02:49:43 PM
i got my last one today.  what a great swap.  thanks everyone for baring your souls!



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Aquila on July 09, 2008 02:11:21 AM
oh my god! I recieved my last card ages ago, but I can't find my memory card for the camera O.o


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KatyMai on July 10, 2008 08:33:49 AM
I recieved another card this morning.



"I wish i knew who sent me flowers, but im scared it wasnt my husband."

The card is a lot prettier and glittery in real life, unfortunately my scanner doesnt like pastel colours or glitter.

THIS CARD ARRIVED WITH NO CODE ON THE BACK, IF THIS IS YOUR CARD PLEASE LET THE ORGANISERS KNOW!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: SpunSugar on July 10, 2008 09:18:32 PM
I have cards!!! A few actually... so if your's hasn't been posted I may have it! 
I am taking them to work tomorrow to scan them since my camera cord is nowhere to be found.

The Sad Mail Story:

We had major issues with the mailboxes being broken into in our neighborhood but for some reason I wasn't getting much mail when I went to the Post Office to pick it up.  I did some investigating this week and it turns out there is someone with a very similar name to mine in my complex and our mail was a little mixed up!  (His name is Shaun Hedges, Mine is Shauna Hodges and our addresses are only one digit different!   :-X)  Thankfully, I have now met my neighbor and we will deal with the mail ourselves rather than go through our post office to sort things out.  The Silver Lining - his wife rivals my random craft supply collection! (gasp!!)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on July 10, 2008 10:55:52 PM
I am sorry about your mail, but it makes me happy to see that more cards are still being posted. I sent out my favorite without taking a photo, and it has yet to be posted. It gives me hope I'll see it again some day.  :)


Also, it makes me laugh that the one about a secret admirer doesn't have a code and is like a secret admirer in its own way.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 11, 2008 09:11:21 AM
yay for more secrets!!!

and that's hella scary about your mail situation.  i went on ONE DATE with this guy.  once date because on that first date, he told me that he spent time in prison for stealing mail, specifically checks, washing them, rewriting them, and then cashing them.  scary scary. 



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 11, 2008 09:14:08 AM
Wow! What a secret to reveal on a FIRST date! Hello?!? Who would tell someone that? Although it's good he did! That is scary!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 11, 2008 10:15:48 AM
haha.  he got caught up with this witchy woman and in his words, he never would have done it without her and the drugs they were on.  he seemed really nice.  too nice.  like the too-nice that gets easily taken advantage of.  i could have turned him into wet sauerkraut by morning.  poor fella.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 11, 2008 10:19:21 AM
i could have turned him into wet sauerkraut by morning.  poor fella.
Bahahahaha! That's so funny! Poor guy! Oh well, at least you kicked him to the curb, so you wouldn't have to find out if he was still a bad boy! :)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 11, 2008 12:06:08 PM
amen sister.  ;)


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on July 11, 2008 03:45:39 PM


I got this card a few days ago, but I couldn't find my camera cable. It doesn't have a code on the back, but I'm not sure if that matters anymore.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 11, 2008 03:52:21 PM
Awww! I love that secret ... it so could've been mine! And for the sender! Congrats! Alot of people don't find that to be true nymore!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on July 11, 2008 08:08:00 PM
That card gives me hope. You so rarely see someone that is happily married. Congrats on your happiness.  ;D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 14, 2008 11:10:55 AM
I love the happily married card!  Although, I think I'd end up signing my name at the bottom - I like to tell everyone how happily married I am!   :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tazzell on July 15, 2008 03:18:26 PM

I am terrified to have a kid.  What if it turns out like me?!?!
But I don't know how to tell you.
Written on the baby - Ugly, fuck up, depressed, fat, cutter.


I hate being the only one in my apartment who owns a car.

Both of my room mates totalled theirs. My reward for safe driving seems to be the privilege of driving them around.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 15, 2008 03:19:43 PM
How obnoxious. I hate driving people around.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: tazzell on July 15, 2008 03:22:12 PM
Things have been slow here for receiving postcards but these are two that have arrived here lately.

Car, I so remember that feeling.  I was the only one of a group of friends that had a car and everyone just expected me to drive them around all the time.  I finally stopped it by asking for fuel money.

Baby, I have thought I'm all those things and often still do but my children are my whole world, I hope that whatever your final decision is you realise that it is not your fault.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 15, 2008 04:47:24 PM
Car - this is SO sad.  I would not stand for it.  I would charge per mile.  And add on for wear and tear on my vehicle.  Being in a car is not a right -- it is an earned privilege. 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 15, 2008 05:37:46 PM
Car- You should charge your local taxi fees!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: fairweatherknitter on July 20, 2008 10:51:45 PM
Sheesh. so another secret swap has almost bitten the dust here.. I say almost because I hope there are a lil bit more out there.  I lurk here and read the cards and enjoy them very much.. i hope there is another secret swap quite soon!  I am addicted! 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 28, 2008 12:55:29 PM
I have cards!!! A few actually... so if your's hasn't been posted I may have it! 
I am taking them to work tomorrow to scan them since my camera cord is nowhere to be found.

The Sad Mail Story:

We had major issues with the mailboxes being broken into in our neighborhood but for some reason I wasn't getting much mail when I went to the Post Office to pick it up.  I did some investigating this week and it turns out there is someone with a very similar name to mine in my complex and our mail was a little mixed up!  (His name is Shaun Hedges, Mine is Shauna Hodges and our addresses are only one digit different!   :-X)  Thankfully, I have now met my neighbor and we will deal with the mail ourselves rather than go through our post office to sort things out.  The Silver Lining - his wife rivals my random craft supply collection! (gasp!!)

any luck with this? 


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 28, 2008 12:56:47 PM
Ha! I was wondering the same thing! Are we ever gonna see those last cards?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Langwidere on July 28, 2008 01:05:39 PM
Is there an email address that those of us who sent cards that didn't get posted (but took pictures of before we sent them) can send the pictures to, to have someone post them in the gallery anonymously?


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 28, 2008 01:08:42 PM
:) my fingers are crossed.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 28, 2008 01:10:34 PM
You could send them to my email ... anonymously ... and I'll post 'em! I think we're the only ones still checking! LOL


Title: Post Secret Swap V
Post by: hngoodlett on July 28, 2008 01:25:05 PM
Oh that'd be great! I wish I had taken pictures of mine.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 28, 2008 01:26:17 PM
I didn't take pics of mine either, but they all got posted thank goodness!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 28, 2008 02:59:48 PM
Anonymous Secret:



Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on July 28, 2008 03:25:01 PM
I wish I had taken photos of mine too. Still missing a couple of mine from the gallery.  :-\


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: hngoodlett on July 28, 2008 03:33:22 PM
The image on that postcard is very lovely and touching.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on July 31, 2008 08:32:46 AM
i PMd saphirefaerie and she said she'd post the ones she got a few nights ago, but i'm beginning to think they'll never make it.  what a bummer.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on July 31, 2008 10:42:40 AM
feel free to email me with anonymous cards as well, sorry I meant to offer that some time ago, work has been ridiculous....pm me for my email addy.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: yoyowa on July 31, 2008 04:02:25 PM


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: RachelKristin on July 31, 2008 04:31:48 PM
haha! that's awesome  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: epic1313 on July 31, 2008 06:48:21 PM
That one made ME lol  ;)  Glad to see we are getting more posts. Even if they are the anonymous ones and not actually in the mail.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on July 31, 2008 06:51:18 PM
Hahaha! That's great!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: k8thagr8 on August 01, 2008 08:25:34 AM
yay! more postcards

there's also that anonymous email [email protected] (password crafty12) to which we can email our long lost postcards and then perhaps alert someone else to post.  if you wanna keep it as anonymous as possible, that is. 

i sure hope we get to see all the ones that never made it.


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: Aquila on January 06, 2009 03:54:37 AM

I HATE teaser pics!


So here is the last one I recieved ages ago and recoverd after moving just recently :)




Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on January 06, 2009 05:47:25 PM
I love that one!! I can totally relate.  :D


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: animegirlie on January 06, 2009 11:41:37 PM
been watching this round and there are a lot of good secrets, but I'll comment on the one above - I agree - the teaser pics make me nuts!


Title: Re: Post Secret Swap Round 5 Gallery
Post by: udhillb on July 20, 2010 12:30:59 PM
Post Secret Round 13
Sign-ups are open!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354368.0