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St. Nick, a lovely film that I'm in (briefly - it's about my "children" not the parents) is showing this weekend in Grand Junction, CO for those nearby. It's won all manner of awards, and I'm so proud of it, regardless of my involvement. The kids that star are simply wonderful. For cinephiles this is a treat for the eyes, too. My buddy Clay was the cinematographer and it's just gorgeous.

My inbox has been inundated with replies to my foreign coin request for my son. I can't tell you how much it means to me that veritable strangers (all of the lurkers!! All of the people that saw the post on friendsfriends!) are so willing to give a boy they've never met a birthday to remember. It's just... it's hard for to me be sarcastic (my usual default) when there really are such lovely people in the world. Truly, thank you. At last count, and I've not added all of the emails from the last 12 hours, I have over 60 offers.

ETA I think I'll call off the hunt at this point. I have every continent represented, minus Antarctica. (And if any of you are out there on the icy wastelands of beauty and want to send something along, well, I sure won't stop you. *G*) Thank you so much for your generosity, it'll take me a few days to sort through addresses and get organized. You're WONDERFUL people!

!!!

England
Scotland
Poland
Romania
Turkey
Greece
Egypt
Iceland (dude!!)
Australia (and a postmark, hopefully, from Tasmania!!)
New Zealand
China
Japan
French Samoa
Canada
Mexico
Thailand
Tobago

I know there are some I'm missing, but holy smokes, this alone is outstanding. I LOVE YOU PEOPLE. You have just won yourself one (1) Stoney heart, eternal affection, and massive karma points.


I'm going to need to spend the next few days getting things organized and then I'll start sending out mailers. (And I know I'll run into some hiccups, I'll keep you posted, for those wanting to play along.) I also had the (to me) great idea of buying one of those old school globes that we had in the classroom, put a hole with a rubber stopper at the bottom and a coin slot in the top for him to keep them all in. We can put little flags on the countries where we've collected coins, too. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. :D (Even better would be to find a glass globe coin bank, but I can't imagine that's easy. But then, I've not looked.)

I also realized that I have some serious balls asking people for money (essentially) after mocking the recent wank about the con that swindled people out of money. THIS IS DIFFERENT, I SWEAR. Don't send the internet police after me, please. Hee.

(And to those of you that left me little love notes, I just love you to bits. Seriously, I can no longer be my snarky self when there is too much SWEETNESS and AWESOMENESS in the world. <3 But I'm sure I'll get called a jerk for mocking Bella/Edward and all will go back to normal. LOL. Sincerely, thank you.)

Lastly, it was frickin' freezing, Mr. Bigglesworth, this morning and Sally Derg could not WAIT to get out in it. That thick fur coat is finally a boon, she's thinking. We get outside and she started running in circles and figure eights, panting and pouncing and filled with doggy joy. Then she stopped stock still, grinned at me (whatever, dogs TOTALLY grin, and we all know it) then walked over, sat and looked up at me waiting for me to put her leash on. LOL. Dogs are rad.

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cappy
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Hey, let me look & see what all I've got, I think I have one silver coin that got given to me as change one time because it looks like a quarter, but then the coke machine wouldn't take it & I realized it was because it's some kind of foreign thingie. I don't remember from where but there was a sailboat or something on it.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Cool!
lynnenne
Dec. 16th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
If there's a sailboat on it, it's probably a Canadian dime. They're the same size as American dimes but they have a schooner on the "tails" side and a picture of the Queen on the "heads."
cappy
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
No... it's not Canadian. I've got lots of Canadian coins too because have a friend in Canada & she leaves her change here when she visits. it's the size of an American quarter, & all I remember is it made me think of islands & stuff. Somewhere warm & tropical when I realized it kept shooting out through the coke machine at work.
escritoireazul
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
If you can find a glass globe, many glass shops may be able to drill it. They generally can't guarantee it won't break, but I know the one where I used to work (a combination commercial and residential glass shop) had plenty of success drilling glass globes and blocks and such. The thicker the glass the better, probably.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oooh, you know, my sister used to blow glass [insert filthy joke here] so she might know of a place here, thanks for the idea!
siliconivy
Dec. 16th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
I may have Ireland, if you want me to check ...

(yes another intermittent lurker, get here from huzzlewhat)
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
!!!! OIRISH CAINS, did ya say!? HEE. That would be awesome!

I'm running like a chicken with its head cut off, but once I get settled I can make arrangements with you. Feel free to email me at stoney.onlj[@]livejournal.com if you find that you have a li'l ta spare fer me boyo. (Okay, I'll stop now, haha.)
marenfic
Dec. 16th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Which email are you using these days? I sent an email to the yourrealname.lj gmail account. Is that current?
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yep, that one is just fine and I just replied - I had emails/texts/phone calls/IMs/and a person at the door all at once and I had to suck my thumb until the stress left, ahahahaha. <3
lynnenne
Dec. 16th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, but some Twilight lurker may be offering to send you coins just so they can mail a letter bomb to your house. Then you'll be a broken, bitter shell of a human being and start swindling us out of money for realz! THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FOR TRUSTING THE INTERNETS.
marenfic
Dec. 16th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
She's just asking for it, isn't she?

Twilight fandom is insane. I would not put it past them.
lynnenne
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
She'll end up with envelopes stuffed full of sooper-sekrit sequined fabric designed to SPARKLE HER TO DEATH.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
AHA, BUT FIRST I WOULD NEED THEIR ADDRESS SO I WOULD JUST SEND IT BACK! Or send one of me own, OIRISH NATIONALIST STOYLE. Lol.
lynnenne
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
LOL. This is what you get for fighting the Irish. ON BOTH SIDES.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
IT'S ALL TIDDLEE TAY AND POTATOES, AIN'T IT? "Moira," says I, "Moira, dontcha know dat tree tirty tree is the most magical toime in all of Oirland?"

Second most magical? Tree tirteen.
lynnenne
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I have no idea what that means, but your accent is SEXASS.
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
LOL, that's my go-to phrase when doing an Oirish accent. ANd you have to laugh a la Simpsons: Toi toi toi toi!
dovil
Dec. 16th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Noooo, I missed out on sending you money! Would a cheque from New Zealand count? If the person ends up being cheap like the tippers we are, or if another set is wanted let me know! I also have some spare American coins, but I'm thinking that would be slightly underwhelming.

It's won all manner of awards,

Woot!! Now that's what we're talking about!!

stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Actually, the deed to your home would be PERFECT. Send that along, chop-chop.

Isn't that cool? It's been very successful, so it's REALLY cool to be involved with it.
weaver42
Dec. 16th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Rock on for the film. My Dad had a house out not far from Grand Junction. Love that town and area.

-- c.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
10 Q! It's a gorgeous, quiet film. My friend (and now yours) Clay was the DP on it. He has a knack for finding these beautiful shots.

I love it out there. If I could handle snow I'd move out there. (I'm Texan. I visit snow, I don't live in it.) :D

Oh, and in response to your other query on FB, no, I won't be hitting Sundance this year. I wish I could, though! It's fun - I've been a few times, just as a spectator.
minstrel666
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
I just remembered that I will get some Spanish euros this Christmas, so I'll also be sure to mail you some eurocents. Euros are fun because the reverse side ("heads" I believe) has different pictures for different countries.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
So very cool!! I didn't know that about Euros, that'll be fun to try and sort them by country, then. :D
ipnotika
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Oh, indeed! That's the coolest part of euros. Don't forget to add Italy and the Philippines to your list!

If you can't find a good globe, you could get a big laminated world map (like the one over there on my office wall, ahem) and use post-it flags or pushpins to mark whatever you want, and --bonus-- you can write on it with dry erase markers. They also make all sorts of cool books for people who collect coins, you could find one at a hobby shop or craft store I bet.
cappy
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS. .25 cent piece, circa 2000.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
FRICKIN' COOL. I love that their money has a sailboat on it!
cappy
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
And a swordfish & a flamingo on the other side, with a plumed crest looking thingie.
cappy
Dec. 17th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Are you going to tell us how to get it to you?
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
I've got my email address in the post - hit me up and I'll send you info. (I'm not going to put that in an open post.)
killclosedrown
Dec. 17th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Credit goes to the almighty google:

http://www.thefind.com/family/info-world-globe-bank
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *bookmarks*
kseenaa
Dec. 18th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
*grabs karma points* You can never get to many off those. *smirk* ;-) Fun when people collect things. That should be supported, you know? :-)
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