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November 25, 2006

EL236 Sweet Collection: Project 3 Proposal

For my third and final project in EL236, I would like to tackle something that still puzzles many people.

When asked why I named my blog "Sugarpacket," I'm frequently caught in a dilemma: do I explain my sugarpacket collection or just make something up? Often, when I explain why I collect sugarpackets, I people scrunch up their faces, puzzled, and some even chuckle at the idea. This causes me to further explain the idea and its origination, which gets a bit personal but it's still a great story.

For my third project, I would like to make a website that showcases my sugarpacket collection. While I have more than 500 sugarpackets from all over the world (and many locally proffered, since my friends and I go out quite a bit... especially to Kings...), I would like to start this site so that I might explain my hobby and the reason why this collection is so important to me. I know that I cannot possibly try to get my whole collection online with the time given to complete the project... perhaps I could work on this afterwards? Who knows.

Evidently, there are a number of sugarpacket collectors worldwide (one source says they're mostly European, so does that make me special? :). Some folks find this hobby to be educational. There's even a UK Sucrologist's Club for sugarpacket collectors.

So many people have suggested that I put my collection together as a showcase that the website seems like the best venue for this. I normally keep my packets in either a shoebox (waiting to be sorted, emptied, and stored), or, once stored, in a binder with baseball card collection page sleeves.

Hopefully once I get my story online I'll be able to show people why this is important to me. Also, it should explain why I ask "Will you bring me a sugarpacket?" to anyone I know who is traveling (whether it's to another city, another state, or another country).

Posted by KarissaKilgore at November 25, 2006 2:31 PM


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