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grumpylaura

grumpylaura
Date Joined: March 27, 2012
Last Online: July 24, 2013

Country: Canada
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The League of Extraordinary Penpals

About Me

Hello! I’m Laura and I live in Edmonton, Alberta. There are so many creative mailers out there, and I can't wait to meet you all piece of mail by piece of mail!

I'm not a flake, so please contact me first if you haven't recieved something and I'll resend. Mail is so fantastic to recieve, but mistakes happen with delivery and it's easy enough to fix with some patience and communication.

Favorite Music

Hurts, White Lies, Strung Out, Rise Against, Kaiser Chiefs, Pigeon Detectives, Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Justice, Royal Wood, Take That, La Roux, Strike Anywhere, Bad Religion, HIM, Killswitch Engage, Editors, and much more

Favorite Books

The Book Thief (my all time favourite book), On the Jellicoe Road, A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Jackson Brodie books by Kate Atkinson, any book by Charlie Huston, any book by Dennis Lehane, The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty

Favorite Television

Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, Fringe, My So Called Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pushing Daisies, Friday Night Lights, Rome, The IT Crowd, Wonderfalls, Flight of the Conchords, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 cats, Miranda, This is England, Luther, Justified, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Downton Abbey

Likes

Some other things I love include: antique and retro images (I especially love anything from the 1940's-1960's), art (Frida Kahlo, any impressionist or post impressionist painter), anything to do with books (libraries, covers, illustrations), scenic images (cityscapes, bodies of water), atlas/map images, comic books (especially marvel comics) or anything to do with superheroes, 1950's pin-up women, tattoos, space and astronomy, anything to do with sci-fi and fantasy (especially dragons, time travel, and robots), and argyle, stripe, and plaid prints.

I also have a huge weakness for cartoon monkeys, robots, penquins, and bears. Oh, and sea otters.

Dislikes

I'm not much of a flowery, garden person so I don't like things that are really flowery and decorative. Same goes for anything that is super duper pink and girly so no images of shoes or purses please. I'm also afraid of animals (I know it's strange) so I don't care much for cat or dog images. I also have a deep, irrational fear of dolls and clowns (damn you Stephen King!).

Ratings

denisehotze rated for April swap - MAILBOXES! on Apr 30, 2013
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Comment: Loved the goodies you sent me. (Including the cool effect on your mailbox. I also loved how clean looking and awesome your envelope was! Thanks so much!
Bel rated for Superhero postcard swap! on Feb 13, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love my postcard. Your ideal superhero sounds so fun - I'd have to agree that telepathy would be super handy and oh so fun! Thanks Laura =)
bacchus716 rated for Superhero postcard swap! on Feb 12, 2013
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Comment: Loved the card and started laughing at my mailbox about Batman *needs a lozenge * :) so I remain with my title of "the weird girl at the mailbox" :)
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Comment: Thank you for the great book postcard. looks like a good book.
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Comment: I absolutely love this postcard and also relate to it so well! Haha:) Thanks so much for picking it out for me! You more than made my day! Thanks so much! ♥
BassClarinetNerd rated for Art Postcard on May 25, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard!
Blackqueenie rated for A Postcard For You #9 on May 18, 2012
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Comment: Thnak you Laura:) I like the toy story postcard:):)
penandink rated for Two Lies and one Truth on May 14, 2012
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Comment: Hi Laura! Thank you! Your cool postcard arrived today! I think Latin class would be an awful lot of work to take for background info on vampires- so I say that's a lie! And I'm not sure you would get to talk enough in mime class to form a romantic relationship- so I call that another lie! Since the postmark is from California, I'm going to guess that the movie extra part is true! And if that is correct, I want to know which movie! (I got to be an extra in Animal House way back in the 70's. They were filming at University of Oregon where I was attending. It was so much fun that I'm still talking about it over thirty years later!!!) So how did I do as a detective?
Response: Well.....the suspense.... I'm sorry but you chose the lie!! :) I took a latin class in university because I thought it would help me write vampire stories. I thought I could use the latin to make up spells or whatnot and it would be "authentic." However, I quickly got over my vampire phase and I realized that latin is a dead language for a reason (it is IMPOSSIBLE to learn). That quickly came apparent when I realized I was failing the class. How odd that the postmark was from California considering I sent the postcard from Edmonton, AB, which is in Canada! Apparently my card took a little vacation for sun and fun before reaching you.... Oh, and might I add that being an extra in Animal House is an absolutely awesome story. You should keep talking about that story for a while to come--it still has tons of mileage. :) Thanks for playing my game.
bluehairedmary rated for Frida Kahlo Postcard Swap on May 12, 2012
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Comment: Yes, the Two Fridas is my favorite too. Thanks.
addicted2letters rated for Hate Mail PC Swap on May 10, 2012
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Comment: I hate fighting with friends too. He was being a jerk but true friendship over comes differences.
Response: That's a very wise and mature way of looking at it. Luckily we worked things out, and found some common ground about what we were fighting about. :)
Jess18877 rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 9, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for your card
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STUFFellaneous rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 8, 2012
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Comment: Love the card & the washi tape! Thanks!
denalichix rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card :)
pandakitty rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 7, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard
lordofstones rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the card! Th eoak leaf is beautiful.
theirmimi rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the Star Wars card! I can't draw a straight line with a ruler! :)
dschmale rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 3, 2012
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Comment: Thank you!
barbzeven rated for Postcard eXpLoSiOn!!!! on May 2, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for using such interesting stamps!
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Comment: Thanks for the great weird postcard :D

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wevegotpaper on Feb 7, 2013:

I'm the one who gave you your first star, woohoo!

P.S.: I sent you a friendship request a little while ago... hint, hint!

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