Travelling Teabox on the way! - Round 1

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B HILL said

How do I get in on this the next time around???

Cofftea said

Just keep your eyes peeled for threads here and emails/announcements from steepster. But FYI we’re 4 months in its travels and not quite half way done so it will be quite a while til the next one.

B HILL said

Let’s start another one!

Cofftea said

As I said… we still have 1/2 of the route to go on this one.

Doulton said

I don’t see any reason why there has to be only one TTB at any time, Cofftea. There’s certainly nothing wrong with wanting one to come around more than once every 8 months. And as more people join Steepster, there’s even more reason to consider another one. Angrboda will always be sacrosanct as the originator of the concept here, but briantthill’s idea is a good one.

Cofftea said

I do believe it’s been passed over to to steepster to organize now and I thought it was mentioned that they were/should wait til this one finishes. I also think that’s good idea because that allows people to participate more often. Shipping boxes can be expensive.

da.u.de said

Hey let me know if you do start another one. I want in :) Thanks.

Angrboda said

The Steepster Overlords have taken over the project. I’m just seeing this round to the finish. After that it’s up to them. I don’t know what their plans are for the future, but there has been talk about making it a site feature. I don’t know when this might happen or when a new round will be started up, so you’ll have to get in touch with them about it.

B HILL said

Anything wrong with members doing their own traveling box???

Angrboda said

I don’t know. I was just told they would take over the project, so I suggest you ask them.

While I do appreciate that the Steepster Overlords are going to make the TTB a future feature of Steepster, I agree with Doulton and brianthill. I see no reason why we can’t start another TTB. I don’t really see that this is any different than the swaps, a TTB is just preset who will participate.

I’d be in if we started another one. I joined too late for the original, but I’ve been watching this Discussion hungrily, watching the TTB’s progress and waiting to get in on the next! I didn’t realize it had so far yet to go :(

Miss Sweet said

I’m keen to participate in a new TTB!

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Janni select said

The USPS website says it’s out for delivery! :D

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Jason admin said

Cofftea is up next and I just realized that she is probably going to receive and send the TTB to me (since I’m after her) right as a leave for NYC :(. I leave on 4/23 and will be out there for a little over a week.

@Cofftea: maybe you can hold onto it a couple extra days?

Cofftea said

As I posted… somewhere in this thread lol… I will actually be out of town the 23rd-25th… I will notify my grandfather so it’s not sitting outside all weekend if I don’t get it before I leave.

Cofftea said

I still hope I get it before I leave myself, but if you want I can hold it for you. What day will you return?

Jason admin said

I get back on 5/3. So sometime after that should be ok. MY GF can bring the package into my place while I’m gone, I just obviously won’t be able to go through and send it out until I’m back.

Cofftea said

I’ll send it out on the 30th. That way it should get there about the same time you do:)

Jason admin said

Sounds good :)

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ok peeps, whomever is doing the box next (TTB2) why don’t we include a cheap camera? i volunteer to pay for one (http://www.motorcyclebikerstore.com/wimikeych10m.html)

Ricky admin said

Haha, perhaps a cellphone camera?

Cofftea said

AmazonV- that’d be a great idea… and that way if someone needs help w/ uploading them it’d be easier to get help from previous users.

Ricky, you’re goinna provide the cell? Great! Thanks! :)

Ricky admin said

Perhaps ;)

since i’ve seen them as cheap as 8$ i think it might help those who don’t have cameras show off the box to everyone

denisend said

I’d rather not add more weight to shipping. Pictures are cool, but really… I can live without having pictures of every stop.

Cofftea said

If we use those general shipping boxes the weight should only be a factor in the shipping costs outside the US. Out of curiosity, how much do those tiny key chains weigh?

denisend said

SOMEONE has to ship it outside the US.

Cofftea said

But it doesn’t have to be you. I say we wait til we get that far and let those people make the decision.

a few ounces, not heavy, why i didn’t suggest the clunky disposables

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Now you’ve done it, all I can think about is AmazonV in leather lingerie ….. ;)
Anyone live in SAN ANTONIO TX area? Check out my meetup group for a LOCAL TTB, which we’re calling Tea Shuttle One.
http://www.meetup.com/SA-Tea-Herb/

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Doulton said

Where has the tea box landed?

Cofftea said

You mean the current one? It’s currently stationed in WI and will be mailed to me on Saturday marking the halfway point. I need to hold it til the 30th before sending it to Steepster Jason in Minneapolis.

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Cofftea said

It’s here! Unfortunately due to Jason’s travels I won’t send it out til Fri.

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Doulton said

So is there an update on where the TTB has landed? Is it with Jason now?

Cofftea said

I just found out this morning it was forgotten in my mom’s car for a couple days. She didn’t mail it til yesterday. It should be in his hands by Monday I’m hoping.

Where oh where has the TTB landed? I am in tea agony over it being sooooo close to me, yet so far away at the same time:)

Cofftea said

It’s still in route I guess.

denisend said

Is there tracking information on the box?

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How many ppl are left?

chana said

me

After Jason, eleven more ppl, then back to Angrboda.

Jillian said

All I know a non-Steepster friend of Cofftea is before me, and Pete gets the the box after me.

PeteG said

I am m e l t i n g . . . hope to receive the box before I fade away….

chana said

eek….ten more before me? Can I stand the wait?? :D

PeteG said

I wonder if any of the original teas that made it into the TTB are still in the box?

denisend said

Doulton did an accounting back when she had the box:

http://steepster.com/discuss/212-travelling-teabox-on-the-way?page=6

The short answer is: nope!

PeteG said

@denisend…tks for the link…

PeteG said

SOOoooo, who has the TTB?

Cofftea said

Jillian, I haven’t heard back from Angrboda via email (and if she replied here I missed it)… I’m concerned your sender may have given her his premove address. I can’t exactly remember when he moved. So I hope it gets to him, and thus you the rest of the list. I definitely wouldn’t call him my friend either lol.

PeteG- It still must be enroute to MN (Steepster Jason) as I haven’t heard anything from him.

Jillian said

Cofftea, if it becomes a problem getting a hold of him we might have to consider skipping him.

Angrboda said

Cofftea, that issue has been sorted and we have the correct address. I must have forgotten to notify you as well when I told his sender and receiver. Sorry for the unnecessary worry.

Jillian said

Gotcha Ang. :)

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PeteG said

Thank you Cofftea…Jason…did u rec the TTB?

Jason admin said

Not yet. I’ll post here when I do. Funny thing though, I’m actually traveling back home this weekend, which happens to be about 2 mins away from the person I’m supposed to send it to. So if I get the TTB before I leave on Thursday, I’m just going to take it on the plane and deliver in person! No worries about shipping costs or it getting lost then :)

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