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BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008

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Subject: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 12:14 PM

Here we go again: The List


1. What is your age range?

2. Gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. Favorite authors/type of book?

5. What books have you really been wanting?

6. What type of music do you like?

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)

9. What is your t-shirt size?

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?

11. What are some of your other hobbies?

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: RangerSteve
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 12:31 PM

I'm a 58yo male. I collect regional and ethnic cookbooks, especially the kind that are printed up by schools, volunteer fire depts., churches, etc for fund-raising purposes. Also interested in books about the local history of wherever it is you happen to live. Mudcatter cd's are welcome. I'm mostly interested in all forms of traditional music (I play old-time country - clawhammer banjo and harmonica). Mudcatter crafts are welcome, although jewelry would be wasted on me, as I never wear it. I also collect ocarinas and whistles in interesting shapes. Antique postcards, particularly "Greetings From" cards, musicians and pictures of small town main streets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: jacqui.c
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 02:35 AM

1. What is your age range? 61

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Indigo, Violet, Black, Red, Autumn colours.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I have too many books now!

5. What books have you really been wanting? See above

6. What type of music do you like? Most - not Rap or Jazz

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? None right now

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)None right now

9. What is your t-shirt size? X-Large

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Yarn, earrings

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Crochet

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Has to be silver (allergies)

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like - anything local or peculiar to my Santa.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No sugar, chocolate or carbs and I'm allergic to most metals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Becca72
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 10:54 AM

1. What is your age range? 36

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Black, purple, "gem" tones

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Stephen King, James Patterson, Robert B. Parker, Anne Rice

5. What books have you really been wanting? I am overloaded with books already

6. What type of music do you like? No Rap, Hip-hop, jazz..anything else is fine

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? None in particular

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) None in particular

9. What is your t-shirt size? 2XL

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? moose or cat (I love Chat Noir things) items, lighthouses (knick knacky-type stuff)

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Reading, watching Ice Hockey (Go Habs!), weekend roadtrips, I'm a sci-fi geek

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. Anything from your area would be grand.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I am very allergic to fragrance and most lotions/soaps so please no scented items unless they are ones I have specifically said I can use.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 11:48 AM

I really like getting things from my Secret Santa's abode -- your music or that of your friends, local travel brochures, maps, rocks or shells, food -- even crumpled local newspapers used as packing material. (I have in my possession Divine's obituary in Spanish that was in a crumpled newspaper protecting something I had mailordered. )

1. what is your age range?
I've been just about every age up to and including 59, but I'm doing research on ages I haven't yet attained.

2. gender?
Goddess, fer-pete's-sake

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blue, green, blue green, purple, bluish purple, magenta. I avoid orange except in things I eat.

4. favorite authors/type of book?
Uh, I need books like cats need wings, but books on your vicinity's early gravestones or gravestone carvers (or stonework, from standing stones to cathedrals and walls) would be a welcome addition to the library.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Alas, probably out of your price range, as well as mine.

6. what type of music do you like?
Everything from Louis Killen to Louis Prima, shanties and traditional occupational songs to Manhattan Transfer and caberet. Right now I'm listening a lot to old friend clarinetist Artie Barsamian -- his Boston Big Band as well as his Armenian combo.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Mudcatters' -- Big Mick's, etc. (I have Rick Fielding's, Hissyfit, Jed Marum's, InOBU's, Flying Chaucers' and others.) Or the Mudcat collections. Or kazoo music (but I think I own most kazoo music recorded on LP). But what I really want, should you decide to favor me with a CD, is your music or that of your friends or somebody local to you that you think I should hear. (Or kazoo music on CD!)

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Uh, Curmudgeon and I probably have the largest private collection in New Hampshire, USA, but we don't have a copy of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" or "What the Bleep?"

9. what is your t-shirt size?
H for homungus (I like 'em roomy). I'm goddess-shaped, so 3X at least. I don't have (alas) a Mudcat T-shirt or sweatshirt.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Maps, hippocampuses, rubber squid, rubberstamps and printing paraphernalia, skulls and interesting bones, rocks, shells, green men, mermaids. . . I think I collect collections.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Gravestone rubbing and research on gravestone carvers, learning how to cut slate, gardening, making bead jewelry, rubberstamp art, needlepoint...avoiding housework.


12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.

I'm a sucker for fancy scented bath stuff, but until I have full strength back in my left arm, I'm stuck with showers and can't indulge in my preferred R&R water therapy.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I'm allergic to penicillin and blue mussels -- and carnations, not that I think this will really help my SS (Aw, no blue mussels!). And I really don't care for the color orange unless it's edible or a flower up against a blue or purple backdrop.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:42 PM

I'm with Bat Goddess- the best gifts are from your locality, and I especially appreciate hand-crafts and books about the region, and of course, food!

1. What is your age range? Still on the sunny side of 50

2. Gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? The green of New England in late August! And all blues, deep reds, violet, magenta- rich jewel tones

4. Favorite authors/type of book?
Old fashioned English mysteries (I have most of the Sayers)- not thrillers!
History, biography, nature, books of local interest.

5. What books have you really been wanting?
My kids have grown and moved away and the only Terry Pratchetts I have are Lords and Ladies and Thief of Time!
Books of traditional and/or historical music of your region.

6. What type of music do you like? Music of the world's traditions, all kinds of a cappella singing, baroque and renaissance music, Christmas and solstice music, your band/cd, music of your region!

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? See #6

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)
Don't bother- I seldom watch movies!

9. What is your t-shirt size? Medium

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Several years ago I was "gifted" with 20 ceramic concertina and accordion-playing figurines. I still don't have a flamingo playing one, though! I say that because I seem to acquire flamingos at an alarming rate, too!

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Knitting (natural fibers), bicycle touring, reading, gardening, baking, cooking, canoeing, biking. Celebrating life with gratitude!

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Solid gold or nothing! No, seriously, I wear very little jewelry. Unless it's something special that's hand made in your region! (Am I making myself clear?)

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like

I'm getting married on Sept. 20! And I'm beginning the building of my house as soon as the snow melts in the spring, which might not be until late April in this region!

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I don't like walnuts and they don't like me. But I like dark chocolate very very much!

Isn't this fun??


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Joybell
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 06:16 PM

1. What is your age range? --63

2. Gender? -- Working towards Quaint Old Lady

3. Do you have a favorite color? Yellow, Purple, Green

4. Favorite authors/type of book? -- Already have most I need ...

5. What books have you really been wanting? ...but books about Santa's home-place would be welcome. Especially flora and fauna etc.

6. What type of music do you like? -- Mudcatters' own.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? -- see above

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)-- unable to play ones outside Aus. region. "Billy Budd" if regional problem can be overcome.

9. What is your t-shirt size? -- Large. Soft -- (sensitive skin on chest)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? -- funny old pictures of 19th century entertainers.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? -- n/a

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like -- Bits and pieces from my Santa's home-place. Strange items very welcome. Sparkly, shiny things also welcome.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. -- nothing likely to be a problem. Sulphites give me headaches.

Animaterra -- Yes and congratulations -- that's so good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:45 PM

1. What is your age range?   

56

2. Gender?               

Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?               

2 of 'em - red & purple & black (a non-colour)

4. Favorite authors/type of book?      

Library books - my shelves are overloaded (see next question)

5. What books have you really been wanting?   

None, really, I tend to buy what I want & then try to find a space for them.

6. What type of music do you like?

Accompanied & unaccompanied singing - especially traditional stuff, sea songs & singer-songwriters who write songs that seem like they were written back in the olden days.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?   

Currently on my To Buy list - Bruce Murdock, Bill Staines, Archie Fisher, Pete Seeger's latest & of course Mudcatter music, tho as I'm a compulsive CD collector, I do have a lots so far, but not everyone! And not every CD they put out (apart from Cloudstreet, George Papavgeris & Art Thieme)

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)      

None, I don't have a TV & I never watch movies

9. What is your t-shirt size?      

don't wear 'em

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?   

too much! Mainly small dust collecting stuff like - Sheeps; Penguins; Boxes & tins, decorative & plain, old & new - plastic, wooden, etc; Antique & vintage needlework tools & pieces; Japanese stuff - papers, materials, paper dolls, small ornaments; Tiny chrissy decorations that can go on or surround my two 6" trees; Old plastic chrissy decorations from Hong Kong & Japan; Other small stuff I see & have to buy ...

11. What are some of your other hobbies?

Crafty stuff including making cards & small quilted panels & other small stuff from Japanese paper & material; Knitting scarves & simple stuff using my gi-normous stash of wool & other yarns; Social history & local history,

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?

I really have too much, which I don't wear, but if one of the famous Mudcatter jewellers was offering ...   
I wear both gold & silver.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like   

Stuff about your area

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.      

I don't eat chocolate or other sweet stuff, nor do I drink coffee or alcohol. I very occasionally drink herbal tea, but my mini-packets of assorted teas usually go out of date before I use them up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 09:47 PM

Here's last year's thread if you want to cut and pasted and tweak your hints.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 01:04 AM

Because I know there are a lot of you who use yarn, I'd just like to suggest yarn from Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: JennyO
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 01:54 AM

1. What is your age range? 62-63

2. Gender? goddess.

3. Do you have a favorite color? I like rich "jewel" colours - purples, blue-greens, rich reds and golds, burnt orange, burgundy, copper, and sunset colours, dark green and black.

4. Favorite authors/ type of book? Pagan, witches, weird humour, Terry Pratchett (but I've already read a number of them), Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, science fiction, books on gardening.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Maybe one of the Dune series, or the latest Harry Potter?

6. What type of music do you like? At the moment I have a strong liking for romantic songs. Other than that - folk, harmony singing, sea shanties and chorus songs, music with unusual instruments in - hurdy gurdies, all sorts of pipes, uillean pipes, appalachian dulcimers etc, high energy Irish music and slow airs with a low whistle, world music, good classical music when I am in the right mood, blues, trad jazz, movie soundtracks.

7. What cds have you really been wanting? "Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns". One of yours if you have one, mudcat CD's, anything that fits what I described in No. 6.

8. What movies (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) have you been wanting? I would love to get a copy of "The Seven Faces of Dr Lao", on either VHS or DVD, but have been unsuccessful so far. I like comedy, romantic movies, anything with Peter Sellers, or along the same lines as my favourite types of books - such as science fiction, or any Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, or the TV version of the Hitchhikers Guide. Is "Tales of the Unexpected" on DVD?

9. What is your t-shirt size? Think large - Goddess size - if you have any that represent you or your area, that would be good, otherwise, I have masses of t-shirts already.

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? I have a collection of tiny houses but I like all miniatures, mobiles, things made of copper, iron, brass or glass, essential oils, soaps, candles and anything else that smells nice, things that appeal to my sense of touch - satin, velvet, soft and cuddly things, shells, unusual crystals and rocks, hand-made things - anything from your area would be great.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening - particularly herbs and vegetables, camping, photography, pottering around markets, writing silly poems and limericks, trying new and interesting recipes, having a few friends round for a BBQ and session, and I enjoy a good red wine and interesting cheeses too. My favourite drink of all time is an aperitif from France called "Pineau de Charentes". I'm also partial to a Guinness or a good single-malt whisky. I like watching and photographing sunsets.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Usually silver or pink gold or copper, and I prefer fine and delicate to large and chunky, although something medieval or dramatic or Pagan themed would be interesting. I like red, purple and green stones and moonstones too. I have pierced ears.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like I like witchy and Pagan things. I like things that appeal to my senses. I especially like handmade stuff and old stuff - things that are unique. Anything that reflects you, your personality, your music, your interests, your lifestyle or where you live would be greatly valued. It would be fun if you wrap my pressie in the local paper or similar.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Nothing that anyone here is likely to send me, I hope!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 03:48 PM

I am 46.

I will leave it to the secret santa but i do like wearing long sleeve shirts and reading forensic books and listening to Scottish music.I dont wear jewellary.I am very difficult person to buy for so i would leave it to cotton socks or totes if i were you.


Scooby


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Anne Lister
Date: 31 Aug 08 - 04:36 AM

1. What is your age range? over 50, below 60 - but I don't think it matters in this context.

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Rich colours - purples, burgundies, reds, but not shades of yellow or orange.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Dorothy Dunnett (but I have them all). So good historical fiction (not Alison Weir, please!), fantasy or good writing generally.

5. What books have you really been wanting? There's a novel about a child going missing in a shopping mall and I've forgotten the title ...otherwise I tend to keep up to date with what I want one way or another.

6. What type of music do you like? Well, I don't like modern jazz, scat singing or atonal modern stuff but otherwise I'm always interested in listening. (It's easier to say what I don't like!)

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? As with the books, I tend to keep up to date - but would love to hear other Mudcatters.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) Again, we're pretty much up to date with these too.

9. What is your t-shirt size? Generous and big - another goddess here.

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Money? heheheheh

11. What are some of your other hobbies? theatre, walking, gardening

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? either, but prefer the real deal to anything else (and can't wear anything not real in my ears)

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like   I have pierced ears ... and would love to know more about where my Santa might live ....

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.   I don't think my allergies are relevant here (unless you were planning to send me dust, or house dust mites, or another cat?). But I'm not difficult to please in terms of pressies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Sakrete Santas - 2008
From: Severn
Date: 31 Aug 08 - 01:13 PM

1. what is your age range?
It ranges a year at a time, but I'm 60 in December. In spirit, Free-Range like a gourmet organic yard-bird, but older stuff is the range I'm most at home on.

2. gender?
Male. (I guess now I'm on the engendered species list....)

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blues and greens (A former redhead), but gray hair now gives me a wider range to wear than I used to have.

4. favorite authors?
Mark Twain, Peter Mathiessen, Stephen A Sears Barbara Tuchman, James Lee Burke, David Halberstam, Patrick O'Brian, William Shakespeare.

Type of book?
History, maybe of something local to you. Songbooks or books on traditional music. Nautical history. Humor. A favorite mystery author/detective.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Have a large overflowing library of them, much like the collection of music, all lovingly referred to as the Library Of Digress, of which I'm The Librarian Incongruous. Surprise me!

6. what type of music do you like? Most types, but Traditional Folk from anywhere (especially your area), blues, old timey string band, field-recordings, Unaccompanied singing, nautical music--all would do best from a fellow Catter. Something that connects somehow to you personally.

7. what CDs have you really been wanting? Something by you, if you record. Something local and dear to you, like your favorite local home-grown folk singer or bar band, which can also include Rock or Jazz or Country if needs be.

8. What movies have you been wanting? DVDs of Folk Performers, Silent comedy (some UK stuff like Lupino Lane, maybe), classic Westerns, 4 Marx Bros. (I have all the ones with the 3 in DVD) Good recent movies that you particularly like. VHS stuff also useable. MUST BE COMPATABLE FOR PLAY IN USA.



9. what is your t-shirt size?
L to XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Old porcelain enamel advertising signs/thermometers, books, recordings (I have thousands. See above), good obscure songs.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
None at the moment.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Don't wear any.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.


Things in general indigionous to your area, maybe, if international, with local entertainment schedules, comics pages or crosswords used for the padding.

NO allergies. Edible items specific to your area are fine. Favorite teas or spices are good.

BUT HOWEVER....

Since last year, I have become DIABETIC, so sweets, high-carb items and alchohol-containing items are now OUT! (Sniff, Sniff! Sob, Sob,!)


REMEMBER....

Writing back creatively with good give-and-take when the time of hinting, guessing and teasing comes is an important part of this process and always a wonderful present in itself!


Lasting friendships have been made or cemented in previous years, and I hope the tradition continues.

Thanks in advance!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 31 Aug 08 - 06:22 PM

1. what is your age range? Hovering around the great half century

2. gender? female ...well Sarah is an unusual choice of name for a boy

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blue and Maroon

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Music books with dots (not classical but anything folky with or without words) NOT other books I'm a Librarian..AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHH BOOKS! It's as bad as Fish with bones and beans that aren't green

5. what books have you really been wanting? More music books but if you can find any with tunes in G that are in one octave that would be great for my Scottish Smallpipes

6. what type of music do you like? Most folky stuff

7. what CDs have you really been wanting? 5 hand Reel re release, anything by Mike McGoldrick except (Fused and Wired)

8. What movies have you been wanting? None except a DVD on Irish CEILI dancing would be good - NOT Set dancing or step dancing

9. what is your t-shirt size? large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Anything to do with wind instruments

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drawing cartoons, drinking and socialising.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver. I love celtic silver earings or silver and amber. dangly not studs

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I like gadgets and food except fish with bones and beans that aren't green. Something from your local area or if you have your own CD that would be great. I'd rather have lots of little cheap interesting stuff that one big thing!

14. Allergies - not incense sticks ...they make me feel queasy for some reason.

Hope this is enough

oooooh exciting!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: sian, west wales
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 12:26 PM

1. What is your age range? I am stradling the Great 50/60 Divide although October will tilt me 60s-ward.

2. Gender? Female. Honest. Sian is not a boy's name (whatever some think!); Sion is the boy version.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blue. and Turquoise. And Navy. And ultramarine. And azure. And ... not baby blue. (Funny, that.) And green - particularly bluey green.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I like DIY and crafts and stuff, but I don't think I have a 'favourite'.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Nought, but I do like hymn books and books that discuss the background to traditional music (I have "Singing Cowboys & Musical Mountaineers" kind of stuff.) Sort of "ethnomusicology-lite". (Not too many big words!)

6. What type of music do you like? Trad of British Isles & North America

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Nothing specific but I'm a sucker for archival recordings a la Folkways or Folk Legacy.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) I probably have most of what I want.

9. What is your t-shirt size? Don't wear 'em!

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Hymn books, community songbooks, craftbooks (see hobbies), clutter

11. What are some of your other hobbies? knitting, crocheting, learning english concertina, cooking/baking

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver (and I have pierced ears)

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like

I am a great believer in recycling. Past Santas (no names, spare blushes) have sent books which have been previously owned and that's jest fiiiinnnnne with me! Same with CDs, or whatever. I also really miss American Funnies, so feel free to forgo giftwrap in favour of the Sunday sheets!

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I can't eat tomato or cucumber (fresh) but I don't think there's a big problem there!

I hereby pledge to do my best by my Santee, and please put me down for a relief Santa should the need arise (although I'm SURE that everyone is going to play the game most excellently this year, disasters can happen ... )

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 01:56 PM

1. What is your age range? 54

2. Gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark Blues and Greens

4. Favorite authors/type of book? How about a cookbook? Something from your area.

5. What books have you really been wanting? I have so many books I should give them away, not ask for more!

6. What type of music do you like? Eclectic. Classical, folk, blues in particular.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? None in particular. I enjoy the CDs put out by Mudcatters!

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) I have too many I haven't watched already.

9. What is your t-shirt size? Medium, but if it's cotton and likely to shrink, large.

10. Do you collect anything? If so, what? Not any more on purpose.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Photography, gardening, sewing, I am intent on making jewelry, but haven't quite gotten started yet.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Neither. Colored stones (semi-precious, minerals, etc., such as interesting beads or pendants).

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like Tell me about your area, use local newspaper to wrap or pad your gift, etc.

I'm easy to please. I enjoy the game as much as the gift.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I've been trying to clear out stuff, so consumable items, eaten or used up in some fashion, are particularly appealing this year!

Stilly River Sage


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: maire-aine
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 07:31 PM

1. what is your age range? Just turned 60

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? To wear, blues & purples & dark greens. To have around, yellows, oranges & reds

4. favorite authors/ type of book? mystery stories, esp. Sherlock Holmes,

5. what books have you really been wanting? surprise me

6. what type of music do you like? Cajun-Zydeco, Labor Union songs, Railroad songs, Irish-Scottish-English-US-folk-music. I'm very eclectic.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? early women blues singers, esp. less well-known women

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Travelogues to Europe, esp. Eastern Europe.

9. what is your t-shirt size? L to XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Trying not to collect any more stuff, but anthing with a Heath (erica carnae) or Heather (calluna vulgaris) design.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? gardening (esp. Heathers & Heaths), playing guitar, geneaology (looking for Bankerts & Dunmires)

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Recently found out I'm allergic to strawberries.

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Cats
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 12:03 AM

1. What is your age range? 55

2. Gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Red or black

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Historical fiction. Authors depend on what I feel like and where in the school term it is!

5. What books have you really been wanting? ????????????

6. What type of music do you like? Folk

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? ?????????????

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) ????????????

9. What is your t-shirt size? XXL I am a big lady... well round that is... otherwise I a little shorty!

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Christmas Tree hanging decorations. My collection was featured on TV last Christmas. I have boxes of them from all over the world.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? My cats, good food, good wine, good company

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver every time

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I like silly things. This weekend I was bought a 'do it yourself' wizard kit!

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm not allergic to much, except going back to school..

If it helps I teach students who have Special Needs or behaviour difficulties in the 11 - 18 age range, work 2 days a week as a trade union officer, am besotted with my cats who rule my life, live with Jon Heslop my partner for over 21 years in a rambling old farmhouse on Bodmin Moor.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Eye Lander
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:41 PM

1. What is your age range? 58

2. Gender? female

3 Do you have a favorite color? black, \ dark Green,

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Auto/Biography

5. What books have you really been wanting?

6. What type of music do you like? Folk specially Traditional

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Mike Harding Himalayas

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) ????????????

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL I am a big lady... well round that is... otherwise I a little shorty!

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Christmas Tree hanging decorations. and Nativity Sets
11. What are some of your other hobbies? Making my own Christmas Cards, and tree decorations.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I am a femail Peter Pan so far I have managed to avoid growing up

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. NONE


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:49 PM

1. What is your age range? 2. Gender?
Mature - Check my Mudcat profile.

3. Do you have a favourite colour?
Not really. I do like blue clothes for relaxation, red for stimulation, etc.

4. Favourite authors/type of book?
5. What books have you really been wanting?
See below

6. What type of music do you like?
7. What CDs have you really been wanting?
See below - ditto books

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)
- none really - but I do collect very early cartoons on DVD - the region coding is a hassle in Australia.

9. What is your t-shirt size?
Prefer XXL or XXXL - cotton shrinks in wash - at least that what I keep telling myself!

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?
Wil E. Coyote stuff - it's hard to get here in Oz.

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
See below

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewellery?
No real preference

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like
See below


I have provided some hints (modified slightly from previous years) to help and deter all future Secret Santas, listed in more or less, but not necessarily, descending order of preference. Just go down the list till you reach a point at which you are comfortable, and remember, it's not the value of the gift, but the thought that counts. Of course, monetary value to a degree will offset rudeness and ill feeling, so you can insult me as much as you want, provided it is in balance...

Gold Bullion bars. For ease of accounting, please supply in complete dump truck loads - if you are not a Bruce Willis Fan, I expect this one will go completely over your head... :-)
(Actually, I got a neat little Lego dump truck filled with gold wrapped chocolate once! Thanks!)

Ditto, Silver bullion...

Jewellery, Gold (with stone settings if desired) of sufficient value that merits not melting it down. For ease of accounting please supply in complete container loads ...

Ditto, Silver...

Jewellery, Gold (with stone settings if desired) of sufficiently lesser value that merits melting it down. For ease of accounting please supply in complete container loads ...

Ditto Silver...

Precious Stones. For ease of accounting please supply in complete pallet loads ...

Ditto, Semiprecious Stones...

Negotiable Bearer Bonds. For ease of accounting please supply in complete pallet loads ...

Music, your personal CDs - single copies...

Music, your personal CDs - multiple copies...

Books - your personal output - ditto ditto ...

Non-Australian food or sweets or biscuits that will definitely be unavailable in Australia (most global brands are here - so something very local is appreciated more!) - be careful though as some things such as meats etc, will definitely be seized by Customs. No 'diet stuff' though as I can't stand the taste of artificial sweeteners, and yes I CAN taste most of them, apart from some of them giving me the runs etc. I'm a tea and coffee fan, and I prefer dark chocolate - the best I have found so far is the Lindt 85%.

Sheet Music (I can read anything up to full orchestral/band/choral scores - no wuckers mate!), or books new or secondhand, almost any topic. I don't have 'Rise Up Singing'... but anything old that you pick up secondhand will be appreciated. My tastes are eclectic and wide ranging, so those weird and wonderful old books from the turn of the century (I often collect them just for the tunes therein) that show you how to learn any instrument, I also like many old Oak (Music) Publications, or those that attempt to explain the theory of flight in the 1920's, or First Aid in WWI, or 'etiquette for young maids' etc, or anything that you think "Who the hell would want this?"... I am a 'Renaissance Man', and interested in things technical as well as artistic. Something like a programming manual for a Univac (I have a set of Burroughs B800 manuals & a DEC 10 system calls manual! as well as printouts of the original source code for Rogue & ADVENT), or a magnetic memory core plane, for instance... I play anything keyboard (piano, harpsichord, pipe & reed organs, piano accordions), whistles, Symphonie (hurdiegurdy), hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp, misc percussion, but also I have some old 'folk music for guitar/banjo/etc' books. I am concentrating on my collecting these days in the music field, but that is not essential - if you see something that screams 'Weird Shit Man'...'

BTW, I already have the full set of Mudcat CDs.... Weird Shit Man...

I am into humour too BTW. If you want to learn something about me, see my profile, or visit http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~rhayes/vfoolshm.htm - my personal page is off that.... Weird Shit Man...

If you want to send me a T-shirt - I am about 6 ft tall and nearly 200 lbs. at least XL - 110cm + chest size - cotton ones shrink, you know. XXL or larger - I like to wear the really really large ones as night shirts. I don't yet have a Mudcat one. I like Royal/Navy blue.

Things REALLY don't have to be brand new - see the bit on old books, music, etc above. Old or unusual instruments - they don't have to be big or expensive.

Favourite author - Robert Aspirin (recently deceased) - don't have his last one, and they won't bring them into Australia, for some stupid reason.

Some previous year's "hits":
Some real Maple Syrup, in a cute Maple Leaf bottle! Yum! And the bottle was a great pass-on to a close friend who collects bottles.
Special Booze!
A whole bunch of different Jokers from playing Card decks.
Some various old books, including music.
A cute little Commedia-del-arte style 'fool'
Wil E. Coyote stuff.
A Lego dump truck packed with gold wrapped chocolate bars!

Thanks Guys!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:54 PM

Oh - previous hit also

Book on local gargoyles... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 12:20 PM

1. What is your age range? Betwewen 65 and 67

2. Gender?   Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?   Not really

4. Favorite authors/type of book?   Sci Fi and Fantasy

5. What books have you really been wanting?   Cant think of any off the top of my head

6. What type of music do you like?    New Orleans Jazz , Folk , and Aoustic Blues

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?   Any with GOOD Stealable material ! LOL

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)       Not into Movies

9. What is your t-shirt size?    I VERY Rarely wear T shirts but am a Medium

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?    Obscure facts and bad jokes

11. What are some of your other hobbies?    Computers and ALL sorts of musical instruments

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   Only 'Jewelry I use are Scarf Rings and Cuff Links

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: alison
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 03:04 AM

surprise me!!

I have always been pleasantly surprised by the though that has gone into sending me something from your own area...... and have received some great stuff over the years. (my friends are still raving about last year's jalapeno peanut brittle!)

but if you really need guidance
If you really want to do jewellery - preferably silver.

I love anything new-agey, crystal, weird.................

thanks santa

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Hawker
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 09:30 AM

1. what is your age range? over 46 under 48

2. gender? Girlie!

3. Do you have a favorite color? I wear a lot of purple and green, like autumnal colours

4. favorite authors/ type of book? not fussy like folklore etc

5. what books have you really been wanting? none in particular

6. what type of music do you like? most types except progressive Jazz, it makes me feel confused!

7. what CDs have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify DVD or VHS) none really

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL (I like lots of room!)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? harps!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? learning the harp, learning the fiddle, songwriting, making jewellery, corn dollies and cards,

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? either not fuddy

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I'm Easily pleased!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Hawker
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 09:33 AM

Ooops I forgot to say I also collect beads, like a magpie, I pretend they are to make jewellery with, but then hide them in my bead box!
I like the idea of receiving something personal - made by the secret santa, or from their locality.
for fuddy read fussy!
Cheers Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: ranger1
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 08:36 PM

1. what is your age range? 39 going on 9.

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green, red, dark blue, black. Nothing in pastel shades or any sort of pink or purple.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I love to read, but I have a ton of books, so other than field guides from places different than Maine, natural history and local history, I'm all set in the book department.

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like? Folk (duh!), hard rock, punk, some country, classical

7. what CDs have you really been wanting? Stuff by my secret santa would be cool.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify DVD or VHS) Don't need movies.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium (unless highly shrinkable, then large would be preferable), must be cotton, as I am allergic to most synthetics.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Scenic postcards from around the world, field guides and other natural history books, silly, cheap, small wind-up toys, frogs and salamanders, maps/brochures of national or state parks and other landmarks

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Cross stitch, bird watching, writing, hiking, photography, videogaming

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Don't wear a whole lot of jewelry, but if I did, silver-tone.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I like chocolate, I prefer hand-made or locally-made to purchased or mass-produced. I love puzzles, brain teasers and trivia.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I have a lot of chemical sensitivities, so synthetic fibers and most lotions, soaps and candles are out, unless they are all-natural.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Zen
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 11:12 AM

1. What is your age range? 56

2. Gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Green, purple

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Hardcore scifi, philosophy, science

5. What books have you really been wanting? Don't mind!

6. What type of music do you like? Traditional Irish/Scottish/Breton/Galician, Eastern European, Blues but a broad taste in music in general

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Don't mind!

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) My DVD library is minimal so don't mind!

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL or XXL if likely to shrink

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Photographic bits and pieces, things of scientific interest

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Music and photography keeps me quite occupied but I'm interested in anything with a bit of history or that has a mental challenge associated with it

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I don't wear anything gold or silver. Stones or beads maybe!

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like I'm pretty easy to buy for and will be pleased with anything my SS considers appropriate

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Best nothing sugary, otherwise no problems


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Hollowfox
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 12:59 PM

1. What is your age range? 59

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? I tend toward blues and greens.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? folklore and folktales for nonfiction, fantasy for fiction

5. What books have you really been wanting? I'm a librarian, so I get to see pretty much all the new ones. Folktale collections delight my heart, as do used books. I'm currently on a jag for Turkish and Japanese tales, and anything by an author named Post Wheeler. He was in the United States diplomatic corps in the tirst part of the 20th century, and he apparently collected tales as a hobby. He had the knack to make anything readable. Oh yes, any books by Arthur Waley (Secret History of the Mongols, Monkey, and others). He translated many fine obscure oriental classics.

6. What type of music do you like? What have you got by local folks? Usually I go for traditional Anglo-American and ballads, but novelty songs, music hall, storytelling, etc. are appreciated. Oh, and if anybody has some bandura music, I'm looking for that at the moment. (It's a Ukranian instrument) Used CD's are fine.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? See above.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) Well, you asked. I'm looking for a Japanese animation classic called Arcadia of My Youth. I think it's only on VC.

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?

11. What are some of your other hobbies? embroidery and counted cross stitch

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. Edibles (sweet or savory) and potables are a wonderful default.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm an omnivore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 09:40 PM

1. What is your age range?
um....on the shady side of 50, but 29 at heart

2. Gender?
girl

3. Do you have a favorite color?
love all colours especially yellows/greens but I'm not too fussed on pink

4. Favorite authors/type of book?
have been reading Sue Henry's Jessie Arnold mysteries but they are hard to get in Oz - I have some I bought on ebay. Otherwise anything to do with mysteries, true or otherwise

5. What books have you really been wanting?
can't think of any! but old song books are lovely

6. What type of music do you like?
early music (of the middle ages), renaissance music, blues, folky stuff, old-style western music

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?
that's a hard one....anything by a Mudcatter!

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)
the region thing can be tricky so movies can be difficult

9. What is your t-shirt size?
depends on the brand but somewhere in the medium-large range as I like them loose

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?
wombats, but they are hard to get outside Oz

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
crafty things, patchwork/quilting (fabric is always welcome in this house), knitting/crocheting, beading

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
either, and I love gemstones

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like
geez Santa I dunno.....I would enjoy anything from your local area! and I am a tragic when it comes to scenic calendars, I just love them

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
No allergies just a few dislikes (tomatoes and cucumber), and I am very fold of chocolate and sweeties. Very fond. However be aware that any foodstuffs may be opened by Oz customs - it has happened in previous years.

And I am now starting to try to be very good.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 08:55 PM

1. What is your age range?
70
2. Gender?
M (When I was a boy, the genders were masculine, feminine, & neuter, the sexes were male & female, and fucking was fucking.)
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blue.
4. Favorite authors/type of book?
Too many to mention, but start with George Orwell.
5. What books have you really been wanting?
I have all I want, but the latest I went straight to Amazon for was _A Death in the Family: A Restoration of the Author's Text_ by James Agee, edited by Michael A. Lofaro.
6. What type of music do you like?
Folk; popular up to about 1940.
7. What CDs have you really been wanting?
I have all I want, and I have a good buddy who has embarked on a project to move all my LPs over to CD.
8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)
Other way around: I don't have a VHS player, and _Tortilla Flat_ is not available on DVD.
9. What is your t-shirt size?
Medium.
10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?
Grievances.
11. What are some of your other hobbies?
Singing, infesting the Mudcat, cooking, getting blown.
12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Tone, shmone. Real silver, and only on festive occasions.
13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like
That would be imprudent.
14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
None so far.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: vectis
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 08:01 PM

I am planning to emigrate in the next few years so I'm trying to clear a lot of stuff out of the house during that time so under the circumstances small, practical, edible, personal or musical gifts would be best for the time being.

1. What is your age range? 56 by Christmas

2. Gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? I like strong colours rather than pastel shades.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? No fiction books but stuff about your part of the world or music/songs always welcome.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Songs of sailors and Lumberjacks by Doerflinger (I think thats the correct title and author)

6. What type of music do you like? Folk, blues, UK comedy

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Something by or local to Santa

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) None.

9. What is your t-shirt size? Bigger than I used to be, about 40/42" 102/106cm - I like them loose and comfy.

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Dragons without people or crystals.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Cross stitch, geocaching, swimming, travelling.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? any

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I much prefer bitter and very dark chocolate to milk chocolate and hate white chocolate if you are sending munchies. I love things that are a bit quirky or odd, bit like myself really.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. The house has very limited wall space for hanging things on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Sep 08 - 08:38 AM

1. What is your age range? I am officially a "senior citizen", but not so senior as all that.

2. Gender? Yes, please

3. Do you have a favorite color? dark green

4. Favorite authors/type of book? SF, especially alternative history and space opera. The likes of S.M. Stirling and David Weber.

5. What books have you really been wanting? None - I want 'em, I buy 'em. Shelf space has gone past critical mass.

6. What type of music do you like? Folkish - "Celtic", whatever that might be, regional, something of yours or a group/person you particularly like. Past SSs and I must have similar tastes, since I've received a couple of duplicates in recent years.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? See #5 and #6.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player). No thanks.

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Small blocks of gold bullion? Nah.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Bicycling; folk dancing; ignoring yard work; drinking coffee, harassing baristas and indulging in #4; going to the occasional Renaissance Faire.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Nah.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I like the SS guessing games.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 07:50 PM

another old thread that needs refreshing


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Escapee
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 03:04 AM

1. 58
2.masculine
3.dark green, maybe
4.Steven King, Shelby Foote. I enjoy naval and US civil war history.
5.Not really. I've got a nice public library nearby.
6.I like bagpipes, and older classical music.
7.I have no CDs of Great Big Sea or Strauss waltzes but would like to.
8.Don't need any movies.
9.T-shirt size is large.
10.I collect too many guitars and banjos, but there's always room for a harmonica or pennywhistle.
11.I fish in Lake Erie when I can hitch a ride on a boat, river and ponds when I can't, and watch out for birds most of the time
12.Not much of a jewelry guy.
13.When it gets really cold I wish I had mittens, but I never remember to get a pair


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 11:23 AM

1. What is your age range? 50s

2. Gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Orange / gold

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Classics, Pratchett (but got those)

5. What books have you really been wanting?
I need space for the ones I have got

6. What type of music do you like? Trad, mostly. Or early music. Mostly instrumental. Not singer/songwriter.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Haven't time to listen properly to the ones I have got

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player). See CDs

9. What is your t-shirt size? Large/XL

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Dogs....and pebbles from the shore, or streams, or hills. Shells ditto.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, large dogs. Local history.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold, but I can only wear the real stuff, so don't bother

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.

Like maps, and wildlife / plant pics from locale of sender. Or a pebbles from the local stream, or...

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.

Paws


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: ranger1
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 02:27 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 11:21 AM

what is your age range? late 50s going on 17 and three-quarters

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? black/blue/purple range

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Terry Pratchett (but got all books)

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like? Folk, not Irish(!), & the sort of mixed stuff you get on Late Junction (UK radio 4)

7. what Cd's have you really been wanting? anything, see above

8. What movies have you been wanting? none really

9. what is your t-shirt size? largest there is. A use for old Tshirts would be good!

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? folklore stuff, calendar customs, clutter

11. what are some of your other hobbies? gardening, sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, dogs

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? definitely silver

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. Um. Dunno.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 09:23 AM

Age.                   Over the hill!
Gender.             Female.
Favorite color.   Green
Books.                Folklore, anything from SS's locality would be nice.
Music.                Jazz and Folk.
Interests.          Knitting, Cross stitch, spinning and dogs.
T Shirt size.      XXXL
Prefer silver tones.


Mrs C


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 10:35 AM

Here we go again: The List


1. What is your age range?

2. Gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. Favorite authors/type of book?

5. What books have you really been wanting?

6. What type of music do you like?

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)

9. What is your t-shirt size?

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what?

11. What are some of your other hobbies?

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


well . I will play by my heart . Thats me .


All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 11:19 AM

Once again it's copy & paste time as life's still chaotic!

Female, late 40's & looking to swop my December birthday next year to one during the Summer so's I can have a big party!

Love Purple, Black, Greens & Blues - but not pink!

Books: Have read all Terry Pratchett's and have a good collection of his Hard-back First Editions (apart from Discworld 1st & 2nd books - but they're nearly into 4 figures now so please don't worry about searching for them!!). Any science fantasy, dragons & wizzards, fiction, thrillers (have read almost all of Clive Cussler and Wilbur Smith, Alexander Kent, Barbara Erskine, Carlos Castenada to name a few), crime etc. Second-hand is preferred, dogeared and with broken spines are perfectly acceptable, shows they're recommended!

Musical taste: Traditional Folk, a capella singing, contempory folk, female voice (anything that's good, stuff you've done, anything of Catters, ones with good songs to try).

Not into movies or DVD's - rarely get time in front of the TV.

Size: still Large - I like chocolate a lot and I've become quite good at ice-cream cocktails recently....

Am accumulating an interesting collection of crafty earrings, pierced & dangly!!! Silver-tone seems to go best with my favourite colours. Seem to have accumulated stones from various places & beaches... Love Cats, Chocolate (a lot), gardening, plants & trees, secret gardens, interesting places, earth powers, intuition & friendship.

Allergies yes, mainly alkaline-forming foods (have never eaten fruit so that's a definite negative). Luckily there aren't many other negatives in my life apart from the food!

Happy to read any packing material too, as long as it isn't technical stuff that is!

Hmm - not much has changed.......
Have just set up my own web-page! - it's basic but it's a steep learning curve!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 01:11 PM

Are the rules that each present has to cost over £20? Really can't afford that i'm afraid.

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 01:56 PM

Where did you get that Sal? Am sure it should definitely be less than £15!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 07:55 PM

I participated one year and that's what I was told, Hils. Maybe someone was 'avin me orn!

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 03:36 AM

TO reiterate from the Secret Santa thread...

"Gifts can be whatever you please, we try to stick to US$20/£15 average."

It's the average price of a CD but it can be more or less than that, depending entirely on what you can afford. You can make your own present, burn your own songs onto a CD, buy from a store or donate a good condition reject from your own collection of clutter, we don't mind. The sum of $20 US or £15 sterling is only a guideline, please don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Many people spread the cost across a couple of months, collect little things over the weeks, use padded packages rather than boxed parcels, ask visiting friends to pass the parcel on - I'm happy to be used as a staging post for various packages, to post them on to other addresses - my record so far is 5 the year before last!

The whole point of Secret Santa is to foster a link with someone you might not otherwise have communicated with, have some fun taunting them (or not taunting them which is even more frustrating for the Santee), and you'll get something in return from someone you maybe don't know very well!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 02:02 PM

Age range 0-100. I like local stuff from where Santas live, recordings of traditional music, food delicacies, drink delicacies, books about obscure historical industrial practises, local newspapers, post cards etc etc. But even more, I like being surprised.I would also like a Martin D28 guitar, or similar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Barb'ry
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:39 AM

1. What is your age range? 50

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Indigo, Blue, Black, Red.
4. Favorite authors/type of book? Science fiction/fantasy

5. What books have you really been wanting? Buy most of what I want, when I want it (impulsive and broke...)

6. What type of music do you like? Folk - English and Irish trad mainly.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? None that I can think of

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)None

9. What is your t-shirt size? X-Large

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? silver, salt glaze pottery, wool, stones, nautical things

11. What are some of your other hobbies? sailing, weaving

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like - I'm easily pleased. I like antiques and old things and things from your area.
14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Penicillin - but I don't think that's relevant unless you send a pile of mouldy oranges - or is it bread?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Tig
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 12:24 PM

Hello Santa.

I'll be a good girl and fill in some hints but I like surprises so anything will do.


1. What is your age range? Cronologically 57 this month. Mentally MUCH younger

2. Gender? As far as I know Female - and always have been

3. Do you have a favorite color? Rich blues, autumn colours, deep purples - no wishy washy colours or pinks please

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I love old recipe books and herbals but don't really have favourite authors. Quite like sci-fantasy but have the Pratchetts and McCaffery's already

5. What books have you really been wanting? None special at the moment

6. What type of music do you like? I've a fairly eclectic taste in music although I'm not keen on Rap

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? None

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) Errrrm - how do you make them picture things work?

9. What is your t-shirt size? XL - even in America although I can now wear a L cos I've been to the gym :-)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Dragons, oil lamps, crystals

11. What are some of your other hobbies? I do aromatherapy for people. I'm now making some jewellery - especially fun earrings using semiprecious chips and beads. However I also love getting earrings of any kind

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver any day

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I am a witch so interesting pebbles, bits of wood or 'pagan'/green man things are great. I'm also interested in medieval and early social history.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I am diabetic so sweet stuff isn't really a good idea(even though I'm not good!)

As I said at the beginning I like surprises so anything you feel I would like would be brilliant.

Hope Mrs Claus and the Elves are behaving and that all the Girlies in the stable are ready for the run. (They must all be female cos the males have lost their antlers by Christmas)

Lots of love and hugs
Tig xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: ClaireBear
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 02:42 PM

Dear Father Charistmas,

I hope all is well with you and your family, and of course with the reindeer and elves. Please say hello to the North Polar Bear for me, and send my regards to Paksu and Valkotukka.

Here is the gift information you requested:

ClaireBear's Secret Santa Hints List

1. What is your age range? 54 - 54

2. Gender? She-bear

3. Do you have a favorite color? Yes.......

.......Oh, which one? It's green (the yellower greens, especially). I am also fond of the redder oranges, wines, and warm browns. Black is good, too... I am not a fan of blue, blue-green, or purple.


4. Favorite authors/type of book? I read extensively. I like fiction -- whether it's serious, or a good mystery, an intriguing sci-fi (preferably not war-oriented), or a peculiar fantasy. My favorite authors have included Hope Mirrlees, Jane Austin, Wendell Berry (poetry), Charles de Lint (but Newford is getting tiresome), Elizabeth George, JRR Tolkien, Tony Hillerman, and Greg Bear. But there are som many others! Antiquated songbooks (of almost any type) and tomes of old poetry from the second-hand shop are an especial favorite. Oh, and cookbooks! Especially odd and/or ethnic ones.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Surprise me! Nothing in particular.

6. What type of music do you like? Again I am fairly broad minded, as long as it's nothing that would be played on a pop radio station. I like English traditional, English and French folk-rock from the '60s, French Canadian, Breton, African guitar, Scandinavian music, cowboy songs, sea chanties, early music and baroque period orchestral works, flamenco...get the idea?

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Anything by Pete Coe; anything by Malicorne or anyone like them; also anything you or any Mudcatters you know have recorded.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) Nothing in particular, other than Rupert (Bear) cartoon episodes. DVDs must be designed for use in the U.S., though, which lets out most of those...

9. What is your t-shirt size? Sorry, I never wear them (but if I did I would be a very short XXL, like any bear). Sweatshirts and strange socks are always in good taste, though.

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Dust, pebbles, shells, books, CDs, recipes, spices, scarves, Arts & Crafts movement oddities, West Coast tribal art (that is, art of the indigenous tribes of the northwestern U.S. and the west coast of Canada).

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Cooking, drawing, collage, singing, celebrating holidays, failing to make any progress on decluttering my house and making it aesthetically pleasing.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, and I have pierced ears (but can't wear posts, so only pendants or hoops).

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like You need not spend money on me. I would be overjoyed to have a pebble, an acorn, a sketch, or a leaf from where you live, together with your explanation of where it came from and why it is special to you.

Also, I have a very bright eight-year-old son, Martin, who is the light of my life, so if you know of a children's book we could read together or a game we could play, that would be fun as well.


14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Were you planning on sending penicillin? I hope not, because I'm allergic to that.

Yours respectfully,
ClaireBear


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Dave Earl
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:27 PM

1. What is your age range? Officially "Old" in November

2. Gender? Hetro male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blue

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I'll read almost anything

5. What books have you really been wanting? The last one I bought in the bookshop - the next time i go there it will be whichever book smiles at me from the shelf.

6. What type of music do you like? Traditional Folk music

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? The last CD by the last artist guesting at the club/festival/session I was at.

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)Any John Ford Western

9. What is your t-shirt size? Large (maybe larger than I was last year)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? No

11. What are some of your other hobbies? reading, computers

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I'm out of one relationship and into another which is more problematic than the last one - I'll never learn.


14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 07:00 AM

Here are Limpits details.

She's 12 and a half, hates boys, likes skulls, bones, blood, guts and gore (so any leftover Hallowe'en stuff is excellent), wears black or purple, is a Proto-Goth, bordering on MetalHead.

She likes working with beads, Manga drawing (Japanese Anime), is into with CSI (The original, not so much Miami, but we have all the DVDs), loves Doctor Who (the modern one, I'm the one who likes the Classic Dr Who), chocolate, cats, Darren Shan books (but we have all those too), Anthony Horrowitz (we don't have any of his) and pirates.

She passed her Grade 3 piano this year, is obsessed with the Sims and similar computer games and would like purple hair again.

Good luck, to the poor person who drew her as Santee - and spare a thought for the even poorer sap who got her as their Santa!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: GUEST,Guest ClaireBear's Surprised Santa
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 05:58 AM

What a nice little bear you seem to be. A really good list to work with - and even considerate of your cub!

I'll see what I can find in and around my workshop for you my dear. You sound as though you deserve it.

Hugs from Santa
xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Maryrrf
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 10:18 PM

1. What is your age range? 54

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? I think I'd choose blue as my favorite color - all shades except baby blue

4. Favorite authors/type of book? I really enjoy well written historical fiction like Margaret George (but I've read all of hers). I would enjoy books about your local area, folklore, etc. (Last year I got a real treat - a book of Banjo Patterson's poems from my Aussie Secret Santa, and a real "billy" to boil tea - only I use it for a tip jar but I'm digressing!"

5. What books have you really been wanting? Can't think of any that I want and haven't got

6. What type of music do you like? Traditional folk - most especially ballads. Not into singer songwriters unless they're as good as George Papavgeris, and not many are.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Can't think of any but I would probably enjoy recordings from your locality

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)I don't watch much TV or movies

9. What is your t-shirt size? Large

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? No I don't collect anything

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, reading,

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I like both but prefer silver. I love dangly earrings. I seldom wear bracelets but do sometimes wear necklaces.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. Well I love animals and especially love dogs

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No allergies, but I try to avoid sweets so no chocolates please!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 08:54 PM

Only Forty - Odd people posted hints , and its about to fall off the screen ! So REFRESH !


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 03:39 AM

That's OK Lead, there's less than 50 playing this year... credit crunches hit hard.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: bfdk
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:02 AM

1. what is your age range?
Still 40 + a few months..

2. gender?
Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Several - just about any shade of blue, strong greens, strong - dark reds, grey, black, white - most colours except purple, pink yellow and orange shades

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Historical novels built on real characters from history (preferably England / Scotland / Australia)

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Volume 9 and later of the series "The Australians" by Vivian Stuart ("writing as William Stuart Long")

6. what type of music do you like?
Ranging from Ossian via the likes of Nick Keir, Judy Small, McCalmans, Eric Bogle, Harvey Andrews, Martyn Wyndham-Read, Eleanor Shanley, Jed Marum, Seamus Kennedy, Kendall Morse et al to Runrig. Good singing-songwriting always welcome. Also good ceilidh dance music ;-)

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
In England I've seen some useful DVDs with "full set" instructions for English ceilidh dances - video of the moves, descriptions of the moves and (as far as I recall) notes for the music, too - or instructions on how many bars and which sort of tunes at the very least. One such DVD would be greatly appreciated.
For CDs, anything by The Men They Couldn't Hang - I've got some older ones on LPs, but nothing on CD. Redgum - "Caught in the Act" on CD to replace my old vinyl. The new CDs from Jed Marum and Kendall Morse.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
Don't have a VCR.. Rarely watch movies.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
M

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Experience ;-) Dust bunnies.. :-((

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Folk dancing & Morris dancing (border), photography, genealogy and I love my dachshund.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Definitely silver, but I only ever wear earrings (pierced) and necklaces, never bracelets, brooches or the like

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Just moved house which is why I'm late in putting up my hints. My PC's been out of action for more than a week, and I've been extremely busy for longer than that. Sorry, Santa!

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: artbrooks
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 01:40 PM

Just to refresh this...there seem to be a lot of prospective Santees that haven't posted here yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 02:37 PM

Oops, I'm one of them!

1. What is your age range? 60+

2. Gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Probably blue

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Quite keen on industrial history/archaeology - old railways, canals and suchlike. And anything about Santa's local area

5. What books have you really been wanting? Can't think of any that I really want and haven't got

6. What type of music do you like? Traditional folk, preferably by traditional (unaccompanied) singers.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Nothing particularly but I would probably enjoy recordings from Santa or his/her local folk scene

8. What movies have you been wanting? I don't have a DVD player or TV.

9. What is your t-shirt size? Large (preceded by an ever-increasing number of X's)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? only dryer lint

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Real ale, morris dancing, mumming. Oh, and singing

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I don't use it.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I don't have any allergies, but can't stand broccoli or mayonnaise. And no chocolates please


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 04:19 AM

OK Snuffy.. here just for you is a map of Santa's local area.












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See?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 09:11 AM

Thanks Liz, that's most informative. But you didn't have to go to the trouble of sending me a full-colour map: black & white would have sufficed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: artbrooks
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 09:17 AM

Always helpful, our Liz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Nancy King
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 11:15 AM

Well, I guess it's about time I posted something here. Wouldn't want to miss the boat -- or the sleigh, rather. Not much has changed since last year, but here goes anyway:

1. What is your age range? Old enough to know better (and old enough to have retired this year!)

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Purple, and any earth tones other than orange

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Love Patrick O'Brian -- read 'em all several times. Also enjoy other historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers

5. What books have you really been wanting? I'm pretty well set for books, thanks -- unless there's something good that's unique to your area

6. What type of music do you like? Just about any folk music, especially if it involves good harmony

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Yours?

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) Don't watch movies much

9. What is your t-shirt size? Hmmm, I'll pass on the T-shirts, thanks

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Other than dust rhinos, you mean? Jigsaw puzzles, cookbooks, pictures of my grandkid...

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Needlework, gardening

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold-tone

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. I'd enjoy anything from your local area -- your own music, maybe? And I am partial to things that are actually useful, though that's sometimes loosely interpreted...

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No allergies that would be relevant here.

Thanks, Santa!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: astro
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 02:33 PM

So so sorry for being so so slow..........

It's because we've been working so hard on
all of our chores...we've been real good
and not naughty....so coal goes to heating
us and not under the tree...or stockings!

Astro and Desert Dancer are reallll goooodddd....

1. What is your age range? 47 to 56

2. Gender? both

3. Do you have a favorite color? not puce;

4. Favorite authors/type of book? for SS purposes, regional tidbits would be fun

5. What books have you really been wanting? Don't really need more books, but your local folklore or personal writings might be of interest

6. What type of music do you like? our tastes are quite wide-ranging; again local color or is of interest

7. What CDs have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) Any folk concerts or stuff like that

9. What is your t-shirt size? S & M (that's shirt sizes, really!!!) or M & M (and that's not candy...)

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Xmas ornaments of regional or annual interest

11. What are some of your other hobbies? we play mandolin, banjo, concertina and sing traddie stuff, enjoy contra & English country dance, waltzing and swing dancing (of a free-form variety)

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? platinum for astro... (either, really; Desert Dancer is a pierced earring wearer and astro gets to look at them ;-) )

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like

Local or personal specialties and/or folkish stuff is fun, but not food-type stuff please.

FYI, we are USAians, living dually in L.A. and Tucson, Arizona.

~ astro & Desert Dancer


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: open mike
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 02:57 PM

am i in the secret santa list this year?
i thought i had joined but do not remember
any name or address being sent to me...

is i or isn't i?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hints for Secret Santas - 2008
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:29 AM

1. What is your age range? 55
2. Gender? F
3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark Blues and Greens
4. Favorite authors/type of book? Lately, nonfiction issue books (environmental)
5. What books have you really been wanting? I buy the books I want to read and I have a gazillion still to read around the house.
6. What type of music do you like? Classical, folk, blues, jazz, classic rock, ecclectic world music, etc. The field is wide open.
7. What CDs have you really been wanting? I have way too many CDs now (after a coups at a garage sale last year my collection grew by 300!)
8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player) I have NetFlix so I don't buy many movies. I don't have a list.
9. What is your t-shirt size? Medium or Large
10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Yes, and I'm trying to clear it out! (See all of those de-clutter threads!)
11. What are some of your other hobbies? Cooking, gardening, sewing, photography, jewelry making.
12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? "Tone" is a scary term, isn't it? I wear gold and silver, and they're probably too expensive for the gift exchange.
13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like Rather that a box of calories (we have lots of those here) if you have a local specialty that is worth the trouble to ship, that's my suggestion if you're thinking of food. I love to read the local paper if you're finding a way to pad your gift. Things that ship well and I enjoy are small art objects. I've received several tiles from people over the years, and small wood carvings. Those always find a place on a shelf, on the wall, or near my computer. I can see two of them from here.
14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I doubt my allergies encoumpass anything you're liable to send.        

And...for all the lazy gits out there...a link to last year's hint thread so you can say "no changes". Actually, I decided to retype it this year. The answers may be the same, maybe not, but at least they're current.


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