Top Chef, Manga-Style: Food Wars Vol 1

Soma is part of his family’s small restaurant–a hole in the wall. While he and his father have a little bit of a competitive relationship, especially when it relates to cooking, his father enrolls Soma in an elite cooking school. The school has stringent standards, and only a ten percent graduation rate.

After a huge cooking competition to prove he belongs,

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::Happy Mail:: Valentine’s Day Swap

My penpal group has some pretty awesome swaps now and again. Actually, I enjoy ALL of the swaps throughout the month that the League of Extraordinary Penpals (LEP) does. This month was no different. I got to send a package to Brandi, up north (still in California) and she sent me a bunch of goodies in reply.

The picture is above–some dove hearts (I love these,

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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

I have a love/hate relationship with short story collections. Sometimes I just can’t wrap by head around them. But, I remember one of the Rubber City Book Posse members telling me YEARS ago that I might enjoy Bender’s work. This particular book say in my head for years, until I finally made the leap and decided to read it–it was GREAT. I am very happy that I got the chance to read it.

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I am working to show more of my happy mail to you. So you can see how much fun I have with mail and you can get enticed to try it for yourself. 🙂
The Moose card is from an LEP swap about summer plans. The letter below, on map paper, is from an LEP member. We started exchanging based on a swap and now answering this letter will be our third letter writing cycle.

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