Monday, December 28, 2009

Dear Journal...where you at?

Okay, so, most of you probably saw this coming, but...the Journal has been...not just hasn't shown up yet.

Our next recipient, Brizmus, has informed me it has niether arrived at her vacation home in the US or her home in France, and Cindy has assured me she has sent it out around the time her post was published. So...what up with that?

I mean, it's not like it would be the end of the world. I have tons of journals lying around this house, and we've only gotten to one stop on the tour, so it's not like it would take a super-human effort to get everything back in order, but...really, Journal? You couldn't make it one flippin' stop? I'm disapointed.

And, you guys, if we do get this worked out, perhaps a few of you could invest in Delivery Confirmation? It would really be helpful.

P.S. did send it, right?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stop #1: Cindy, California

Being the first to receive the Big Fat Nerd Journal, I wasn't really sure what to do with it. So I carried it around in my bag everywhere.

For the first week I wrote in it everyday, I think, especially during class because it was more interesting to write in it and decorate it a bit instead of listening to my professors. It was a nice journal, keeping me company in class :) We would whisper amongst each other in the back because I hate sitting in the front, and tell each other secrets and share favorite songs.

We also made a few mini-trips together, the first being Venice beach for a photo shoot with my friends. They asked me what the journal was, and I explained that it was the awesomest journal ever. And they believed me. Well not really, but they thought the idea was cool too. We also went to Pasadena, Santa Monica, South Central and Downtown L.A.. It liked seeing the sights. It rode the metro with me all the way to Hollywood and stared at all the crazy people in the city.

I think the journal enjoyed its stay in Long Beach, at least I hope it did because I want it to visit me again. I hope the next person enjoys it too :) Have fun Big Fat Nerd Journal, you shall be missed!


Cindy's blog.

Monday, November 23, 2009

We Have a Button!

Thanks to Dave at the Lateiner Gang and Pixie of The Page Turner, we are now a buttoned event!:


Make sure to grab it and put it on your sidebars!

Friday, November 20, 2009

We Need A Button--Volunteers?

Alright, Nerds, by now we have all realized that any thing which is a proper thing has a proper thing button. And I like to think the Big Fat Nerd Journal is, in fact, a proper thing. Therefore, we need a button. Since I am inept at all things electronical, I will be needing some assistance. I'm thinking something that says either "Big Fat Nerd Journal Tour", "I Am A Big Fat Nerd" or something along those lines. If anyone wants to take a swing at it, email me your button idea/URL. I don't really have any prizes to offer except maybe a Dirty Little Secrets bookmark:

and some shameless promotion. And the satisfaction of seeing your button on the sidebars of countless blogs throughout the internets.

Any suggestions accepted!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Welcome to the Big Fat Nerd Journal Tour

Welcome, all, to the Big Fat Nerd Journal Tour! Our goal is to get this journal:

to as many people, cities and countries as possible. What do I do with the journal, you ask yourself. Well, the answer is very simple:

Write in it.

Whatevers on your mind. Doodles, quotes, lyrics, stories, rants, whatever. You can keep the journal for up to two weeks, as long as you make sure to date every page and are able to send it out to the next person on the list. When your finished with the journal, make sure to let me know so I can give your the next person's address. Plus, try to write up a short paragraph or two about your "experience" with the journal, along with a picture of you (or something else!) with the notebook. You can also take the space to promote your blog or anything else you feel the need to plug. It's a great way to get more readers and/or online buddies. And stuff.

If you'd rather remain anonomyous, that's fine. You don't have to use your real name, and you can always email your blog post to me so I can post it.

There is no real limit as to how long you can keep the journal--since there's no way to enforce it--but I like to think ya'all are good, trustworthy folk and won't horde it for the next year only to find it collecting dust under your bed. By signing up, you are confirming that you CAN send it out in a timely manner.

If you live internationally, I cannoy guarantee you'll get the journal very fast. It depends on how many can actually send it to other countries.

The purpose of this project is pretty much up to you and what you decide to write in the notebook, but it can range from funny to sad to short to long to rambling and back again. Just please try not to take up too many pages,

Sign Up

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


-Can we include pictures?

Sure, but make sure they're securely taped to the page. Don't want it falling out!

-Is it possible to receive it twice?

Eventually, sure. But, again, I want as many people as possible to add their two-cents to the journal, so naturally I want to save pages.

-Can we decorate the journal?

Sure :)

-What happens once the journal is full? Does the person who has it have to buy a new one and send that one out? What happens to the old one?

Well, I'm thinking you could just take loose leaf sheets of paper and staple them in, but if it is ever necessary to get a new journal, just let me know. I'll give you my address to send it back to me and, if necessary, I'll pick up a new one to send back to you (or the next on the list). If you can buy a new one yourself, that would be great.