wonderful things to and from happy mutants
So, on a whim, five of us got together and exchanged goods. @japhroaig, @chgoliz, @redesigned, @renke, @awjt… I don’t know exactly how it happened, but it did. It has been super fun! So, we thought we’d roll out this idea to the larger BB BBS community.
I sent three of the others some chili powder, and one of them got chili powder & also some mother-of-vinegar organic cider vinegar starter. @renke is sending cake-baking materials for a special German cake. @japhroaig sent off some peachy concoction that needs to age a bit and the others are working on their stuff… @chgoliz is sending a fat stack of 100’s or something like that.
So, that said, a few caveats.
This is the internet, so be careful who you band together with… Trust is an issue. In the case of the four other mutants and I, we all decided we trust each other so it was no big deal sharing a mailing address. If others try this, caveat emptor and be sure you’re sure. And don’t do it in this public thread. Form your group and break off into your own private email thread among only the members of your group. That way you keep your secret identity only within a select few mutants’ inboxes.
The other thing we figured out is that the groups should be small. More than about 5 or 6 people and the task of prepping and sending gets too big and possibly very expensive if you are sending to another continent. So we suggest that you keep it small.
And keep it crafty. This idea worked because we are sending something home-made. I smoked the chilis myself, made the labels, etc. It was super fun doing that and sharing…
And lastly, this was much more than about getting… way more… when I saw that picture of my chili powder sitting on @renke’s computer in Germany, I yippeed into the room! My homemade Texas chili powder is somewhere in Europe now!!! How awesome is that? So if you approach it like that, you are sure to get back something cool and walk away with that awesome feeling of sharing something unique with someone in a faraway land!
Enjoy! Please post up pics and ideas, and I’d love to see how the groups work out if you want to do this. This is intended as self-organizing, and I am not intending to be the curator of ideas or interject myself in any way into your transactions.
HAVE FUN KIDS!