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« on: January 10, 2009 07:54:02 AM »

as in...a lot of reading ahead? Yeah, not funny? Poo.

With just barely a month before Valentine's Day, I've come up with an unfortunately epic project. Epic as in long, tedious, meandering. And with my track record of...consistent procrastination, I'm a little quite frightened for myself. It's more or less an interactive (for lack of a better term) journal in which I will be chronicling our (painfully long...just kidding) 5 year+ relationship. I know I should hand bind my own book in true craftster from. But, to be honest, I'm no book binder. I am of the mindset, and this is only because I cannot multi-task, to learn a few crafts, and learn them REAL GOOD LIKE. So I'm buying(for shame!) a small sketch book. This is where I get to utilize my craft, because I'm more of an illustrator than a paper crafts wizard. I'm going to try to give this little book a Wreck This Journal feel, but with more laughs. I decided I wanted reoccurring themes or sections. Below I've listed some of the ones I've come up with thus far.

  • short comics
  • relationship sensitive survival tips
  • coupons (going to try to keep these witty, possibly raunchy)
  • "Hall of Lame" (things we've encountered that suck)
  • random facts/trivia about relationships
  • OMG! blank pages for note-worthy occasions
  • blank pages for movie tickets, fortune cookies, etc.
  • other things of significance that happened on our anniversary
  • randomly placed puzzles (sudoku, text twist, etc)
  • a "jail cell" time line of how long we've been together..
  • "How 'bout that time..."
  • page of random trivia about me
  • blank page for random trivia about him
  • apartment scavenger hunt
  • small sections of blank pages for notes/observations
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The rest will be mostly illustrations/short comics depicting inside jokes we have, and that list is long, but without back stories, isn't worth laying out. I plan to post pictures as I go, although I'm not 100% sure as to which board this is appropriate. It may very well carry over into a birthday present (June) or even, though I doubt it, a Christmas present. It would like to be a Valentine's Day gift, but my list of "coulda been" gifts far exceeds it's younger, smaller sickly sister list of completed gifts.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. If you have an idea for a theme or section, or if you have any comments on the ones I've laid out so far, I'd love to hear them. Also, if you plan on making something similar, let me know, I'd love to see how yours progresses.

To quote my good friend, Borat, "I'm very excite!"

« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 11:02:47 AM »

Love this idea, and plan on doing something a little like it,

some other ideas I came up with from past things are:

-a word search- with words about us, inside jokes, how we meet..etc...
-14 ways to say I love- I just looked up different languages and made a page saying i love you in french, spanish... and so on
-a page with my lips-we have to kiss in odds, so i'll have a page about that
-songs that remind me him..random songs he sings or listened to when i first meet him
-what we did on our first date!!
-he also changes his hair style-so i'm making a page of his random hair styles-from having a mohawk to being bald, to having a big puffy puff on his head!!

hope some of these things help and i really love all your ideas!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009 07:18:50 PM »

Thanks! I'll probably be including the section with "I love you" in different languages. Perhaps the next page will be raunchy phrases in other languages, just to lighten the mood. I like my sentiment with a side of dark humor. Also, the word search is a definite. Thank you for the input.


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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009 07:38:46 PM »

STILL haven't started.

« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009 10:48:43 AM »

If I can get a link working, I'll post the video of an adult activity book I made a BF long ago.  He still has it after 17 years, which says something.  I found a patch for the cover "Smutt".  Maybe for raciness you could insert bedroom toys (condoms, edible underwear...) with instructions or illustrations.  That might get pricey.  Or maybe international names for positions.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 08:23:18 PM »

That is the best idea ever!! I love it. Good luck with your endeavor.

He smells good, he really does! He smells like root beer.
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009 04:43:56 AM »

I don't know if this will help, but your idea reminded me of an episode of "how I met your mother." They basically make a list of 50 different reasons to have sex. If you want to do something raunchy that would be a funny add on. (See season 4 episode entitled "the naked man" for ideas)

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009 07:47:34 PM »

what great ideas! please keep us updated, and be sure to post pics!
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