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BS: Secret Santa messages 2009

GUEST,Severn's Secret Santa (newly appointed) 09 Nov 09 - 06:13 PM
GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa 09 Nov 09 - 07:01 PM
Ed T 09 Nov 09 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa 09 Nov 09 - 07:53 PM
Severn 09 Nov 09 - 08:30 PM
Liz the Squeak 09 Nov 09 - 11:10 PM
GUEST,Secret Santa to Wyrd Sister 10 Nov 09 - 09:51 AM
Wyrd Sister 10 Nov 09 - 10:25 AM
GUEST,SSoaCC (Secret Santa of a Cornish Cat 10 Nov 09 - 10:47 AM
GUEST,Sarah The Flute's Galoot w/The Loot 10 Nov 09 - 11:04 AM
greg stephens 10 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM
greg stephens 10 Nov 09 - 11:54 AM
Sarah the flute 10 Nov 09 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Severn's secretive Secret Santa 10 Nov 09 - 06:03 PM
Severn 10 Nov 09 - 11:23 PM
GUEST,SeekCET santa 11 Nov 09 - 08:15 PM
artbrooks 11 Nov 09 - 09:01 PM
GUEST,Santee-less 12 Nov 09 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Sarah The Flute's Sarah-endipitous Santa 12 Nov 09 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa (AKA BBBS) 12 Nov 09 - 03:54 PM
Jeri 12 Nov 09 - 04:54 PM
Stilly River Sage 12 Nov 09 - 05:50 PM
CET 12 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM
Sarah the flute 12 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,Sarah The Fluter's Elf Tutor and Recruiter 12 Nov 09 - 09:33 PM
Cats 13 Nov 09 - 05:10 PM
GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa 14 Nov 09 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,SSoaCC 14 Nov 09 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Sian's Secret Santa 15 Nov 09 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,Greg Stephen's Generally Stupid Secret Santa 15 Nov 09 - 07:19 PM
GUEST,Clairebear's Secret Santa 15 Nov 09 - 07:29 PM
sian, west wales 16 Nov 09 - 05:04 AM
Anne Lister 16 Nov 09 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,Leaden Claus 16 Nov 09 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,Santa of WOLFHOUND.........(SOW) 16 Nov 09 - 08:06 AM
GUEST,Dan Schatz'z Confuzed Zanta, 16 Nov 09 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Firecat-claws 16 Nov 09 - 12:19 PM
GUEST,Jenn Brooks' Santa needs a hint 16 Nov 09 - 12:26 PM
Hawker 16 Nov 09 - 01:04 PM
Leadfingers 16 Nov 09 - 01:06 PM
artbrooks 16 Nov 09 - 01:36 PM
ClaireBear 16 Nov 09 - 02:35 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear's Secret Santa 16 Nov 09 - 09:05 PM
ClaireBear 16 Nov 09 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf 16 Nov 09 - 11:48 PM
GUEST,Phot and PoD's Yuletide Fairy 17 Nov 09 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,Eyelander 17 Nov 09 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,Catherine Jayne's sanity clause 17 Nov 09 - 07:46 AM
Dan Schatz 17 Nov 09 - 12:52 PM
Severn 17 Nov 09 - 02:02 PM
GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Santa 17 Nov 09 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,Severn's serendipitously poised SS 17 Nov 09 - 03:29 PM
maeve 17 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM
maeve 17 Nov 09 - 03:58 PM
Barb'ry 17 Nov 09 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,BBBS 17 Nov 09 - 07:25 PM
GUEST,artbrooks EvilSanta ! 17 Nov 09 - 07:29 PM
Stilly River Sage 17 Nov 09 - 07:47 PM
artbrooks 17 Nov 09 - 11:43 PM
Anne Lister 18 Nov 09 - 02:38 AM
Barb'ry 18 Nov 09 - 03:03 AM
Catherine Jayne 18 Nov 09 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,Maeve's Secret Santa 18 Nov 09 - 04:30 AM
maeve 18 Nov 09 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's SS 18 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM
Liz the Squeak 18 Nov 09 - 09:09 AM
Ed T 18 Nov 09 - 09:33 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 18 Nov 09 - 09:40 AM
GUEST,Eye Lander to SS 18 Nov 09 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,Animaterra's Appointed Santa 18 Nov 09 - 11:34 AM
Barb'ry 18 Nov 09 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Alison's Secret Santa 18 Nov 09 - 12:38 PM
Joybell 18 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM
My guru always said 18 Nov 09 - 04:20 PM
Hollowfox 18 Nov 09 - 04:28 PM
jacqui.c 18 Nov 09 - 05:31 PM
Ed T 18 Nov 09 - 05:51 PM
Hawker 18 Nov 09 - 06:32 PM
Sandra in Sydney 18 Nov 09 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,The jacqui.c wacqui See-yanta 18 Nov 09 - 06:37 PM
Liz the Squeak 18 Nov 09 - 06:48 PM
JennieG 18 Nov 09 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,Nancy King's Secretive SS 18 Nov 09 - 07:19 PM
Nancy King 18 Nov 09 - 11:22 PM
Anne Lister 19 Nov 09 - 03:37 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 19 Nov 09 - 07:17 AM
jacqui.c 19 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Santa calling Mrs Cobble 19 Nov 09 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,Flautist Sara's Trial & Errah Present Bearah 19 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM
Becca72 19 Nov 09 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa 19 Nov 09 - 05:29 PM
Mrs Cobble 19 Nov 09 - 07:14 PM
Desert Dancer 19 Nov 09 - 11:56 PM
GUEST,the workshop of Anne Lister's SS 20 Nov 09 - 12:26 AM
Anne Lister 20 Nov 09 - 03:40 AM
GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa 20 Nov 09 - 04:42 AM
GUEST,jacqui.c's wacqui Seezianta 20 Nov 09 - 09:53 AM
Hawker 20 Nov 09 - 09:58 AM
SharonA 20 Nov 09 - 10:05 AM
Tig 20 Nov 09 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Vectis's Very Virtuous Santa 20 Nov 09 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,maire-aine's flustered secret santa 20 Nov 09 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,Eye Lander 20 Nov 09 - 04:57 PM
My guru always said 21 Nov 09 - 05:35 AM
Sarah the flute 21 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Sian's Santa 21 Nov 09 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Santa calling Mrs Cobble 21 Nov 09 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,seekCET Santa 21 Nov 09 - 08:39 PM
artbrooks 22 Nov 09 - 07:44 PM
GUEST,Severn's SS, who is On The Case 23 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM
Severn 23 Nov 09 - 04:59 PM
Barb'ry 23 Nov 09 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,SharonA's busy elf 23 Nov 09 - 10:56 PM
maire-aine 23 Nov 09 - 11:47 PM
alison 24 Nov 09 - 01:28 AM
SharonA 24 Nov 09 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,Eyelander 24 Nov 09 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa (AKA BBBS) 24 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM
Becca72 24 Nov 09 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Barb'rys Barmy Benefactor 25 Nov 09 - 06:47 AM
Barb'ry 25 Nov 09 - 08:13 AM
Bat Goddess 25 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM
vectis 25 Nov 09 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa 25 Nov 09 - 06:35 PM
GUEST,SharonA's SS - elf support dept 26 Nov 09 - 01:31 AM
Joybell 26 Nov 09 - 04:49 PM
JennieG 26 Nov 09 - 10:32 PM
My guru always said 27 Nov 09 - 04:56 AM
Cats 27 Nov 09 - 12:24 PM
Hawker 27 Nov 09 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,ranger1's secret santa 27 Nov 09 - 06:48 PM
ranger1 27 Nov 09 - 08:48 PM
Cats 29 Nov 09 - 08:35 AM
Sandra in Sydney 29 Nov 09 - 09:51 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 29 Nov 09 - 12:08 PM
GUEST,Yes Surry Bob! It's Sarah's Surry-al Santa! 29 Nov 09 - 02:07 PM
GUEST,Severn's somewhat Snuffly S S 01 Dec 09 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Dan Schatz' zilly Zanta 01 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf 01 Dec 09 - 10:16 PM
GUEST,sharonA's busy elf 02 Dec 09 - 12:39 AM
GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa 03 Dec 09 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,astro 03 Dec 09 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,Hawker's Hoplessly Hinvisible Sants 03 Dec 09 - 06:30 PM
Severn 04 Dec 09 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,Jennie G's SS 04 Dec 09 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,Eyelander's Secret Santa 04 Dec 09 - 03:23 PM
JennieG 04 Dec 09 - 05:02 PM
GUEST,Joybell Hildebrand, this is your Santa 05 Dec 09 - 01:18 AM
Joybell 05 Dec 09 - 02:23 AM
quokka 05 Dec 09 - 04:32 AM
Sandra in Sydney 05 Dec 09 - 07:45 AM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf 06 Dec 09 - 11:26 PM
GUEST 07 Dec 09 - 12:03 PM
Stilly River Sage 07 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's busy SS 07 Dec 09 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,Barb'rys barmy benefactor 08 Dec 09 - 03:36 AM
Sandra in Sydney 08 Dec 09 - 04:11 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 08 Dec 09 - 05:08 AM
GUEST,Animaterra's Appointed Santa 08 Dec 09 - 09:15 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 08 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,Catherine Jayne's sneakretive santa 08 Dec 09 - 10:26 AM
Barb'ry 08 Dec 09 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa 08 Dec 09 - 01:24 PM
sian, west wales 08 Dec 09 - 06:06 PM
SharonA 08 Dec 09 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Leadfinger's Lethargic Lf 08 Dec 09 - 07:02 PM
GUEST,Sian's Santa 08 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM
Catherine Jayne 09 Dec 09 - 03:07 AM
GUEST,Sian's Santa 09 Dec 09 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,Joybell's jolly elf 10 Dec 09 - 11:27 AM
Hawker 10 Dec 09 - 01:05 PM
GUEST,jacqui.c's wacqui.c-yanta 10 Dec 09 - 04:32 PM
GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's surprised Secret Santa 10 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM
sian, west wales 10 Dec 09 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,maire-aine's now calm secret santa 11 Dec 09 - 03:00 PM
Joybell 12 Dec 09 - 03:56 PM
GUEST,Joybells' Jolly Jello elf 12 Dec 09 - 10:54 PM
jacqui.c 13 Dec 09 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Nancy King's Solicitous Santa 13 Dec 09 - 02:22 PM
GUEST,Seek CET Santa 13 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM
Nancy King 13 Dec 09 - 08:34 PM
GUEST, RangerSteve's Stealth Santa 14 Dec 09 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's Secret Santa aka S to the 14 Dec 09 - 07:55 PM
Sandra in Sydney 14 Dec 09 - 08:23 PM
Sarah the flute 15 Dec 09 - 05:10 AM
GUEST,Sarah's Slightly-Draggin' Sleigh-er 15 Dec 09 - 09:00 AM
Sarah the flute 15 Dec 09 - 02:54 PM
CET 15 Dec 09 - 08:40 PM
GUEST,Sarah's Shipment-Shape Santa 15 Dec 09 - 10:27 PM
GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's gobsmacked SS 16 Dec 09 - 09:54 AM
GUEST,Alison's Distracted Santa 16 Dec 09 - 04:16 PM
GUEST,Joybell's apologetic elf 17 Dec 09 - 12:48 AM
GUEST,Dan Schatz'z pleazed and dazed Zanta 17 Dec 09 - 12:50 AM
Becca72 17 Dec 09 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Vectis's Very Virtuous Santa 17 Dec 09 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Batty's Batty,No Longer Baffled Santa (AKA B 17 Dec 09 - 05:43 PM
GUEST,Wolfhounds Secret Santa 17 Dec 09 - 07:04 PM
GUEST,Secret Santa of a Cornish Cat 18 Dec 09 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,Alison's Hopeful Santa 19 Dec 09 - 04:52 PM
Sandra in Sydney 20 Dec 09 - 01:43 AM
artbrooks 20 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM
Bat Goddess 20 Dec 09 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,BB(NL)BS's personal delivery elf 20 Dec 09 - 06:56 PM
Cats 20 Dec 09 - 07:05 PM
alison 20 Dec 09 - 11:13 PM
Liz the Squeak 20 Dec 09 - 11:28 PM
Barb'ry 21 Dec 09 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,artbrooks Evil Santa 21 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM
artbrooks 21 Dec 09 - 09:45 AM
Anne Lister 21 Dec 09 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,Secret Santa to Wyrd Sister 21 Dec 09 - 10:37 AM
Bat Goddess 21 Dec 09 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,BaTTY'S DELIVERY ELF (dAMN CAPLOCK!) 21 Dec 09 - 07:43 PM
GUEST,Eyelander's Secret Santa 22 Dec 09 - 01:14 AM
Joybell 22 Dec 09 - 04:08 AM
Bat Goddess 22 Dec 09 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,BaTTY'S DELIVERY ELF (dAMN CAPsLOCK!) 22 Dec 09 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,Greg Stephen's Geriatric, Grotty Santa 22 Dec 09 - 03:40 PM
Bat Goddess 22 Dec 09 - 08:53 PM
Anne Lister 23 Dec 09 - 11:13 AM
Becca72 23 Dec 09 - 11:34 AM
Eye Lander 23 Dec 09 - 12:32 PM
CET 23 Dec 09 - 06:55 PM
Stilly River Sage 24 Dec 09 - 11:31 AM
GUEST,Anne Lister's ssecretssantass 24 Dec 09 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Alison's Blatant Santa 24 Dec 09 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Hawkers Hopelessly Hinvisible Santa 12 Jan 10 - 07:47 PM
GUEST,Firecat-claws 13 Jan 10 - 06:50 AM
Liz the Squeak 14 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM
GUEST,Hawkers Hopelessly Hinvisible Santa 02 Feb 10 - 08:02 AM
Bat Goddess 02 Feb 10 - 10:35 AM
jacqui.c 02 Feb 10 - 02:41 PM
Tig 02 Feb 10 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,Firecat-claws 03 Feb 10 - 02:48 PM
Bat Goddess 03 Feb 10 - 04:55 PM
Bat Goddess 04 Feb 10 - 10:54 AM
Bat Goddess 05 Feb 10 - 09:04 AM
Stilly River Sage 05 Feb 10 - 10:04 AM

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Subject: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's Secret Santa (newly appointed)
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 06:13 PM

Just to let you know that I am absolutely delighted to find that I've been appointed to take care of you this year. The reindeer, the elves, Mrs Claus and I are all now polishing all work surfaces, re-pointing tiling and generally buffing up our skills in readiness. Oh, what fun it's going to be, sorting out your special delivery!
All dietary and health requirements have been duly noted and annotated, so as soon as possible it'll be down to the markets to hand-pick suitable items.

Wot larks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 07:01 PM

Well, here I am, ready and waiting, elves poised with parcel tape, reindeer reined up and ready, sat nav switched on ... but there's just one teensy problem - YOU HAVEN'T TOLD ME WHAT YOU WANT!! Cor, I know I'm a supreme being but all this mind reading is giving me a headache.
Now, if you don't tell me what you want, you will end up with the coal you didn't get last year OK???


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 07:12 PM

Want A Blow-Up Doll For Christmas
(c)1992 by Eric Brown

I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
I want a girl I can inflate.
I saw one like I want in a girlie magazine --
The one that I hide between my mattress and box springs.
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
Hurry up, Santa, I can't wait!
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas,
'Cause I know that she'll be the perfect mate.

She must be heavy-duty to resist wear and tear.
She'll come with a special set of sexy underwear.
I'll dress her like a hooker, then dress her for the prom,
Then let her air out, fold her up and hide her from my Mom.

(8-bar instrumental)

She won't talk so I won't have to call her on the phone.
I won't have to comb her hair because it's printed on.
Her lips will be shaped like an "O" and painted ruby red.
I'll have to hide her from my friends -- she'll be a real airhead.

Oh, I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
I want a girl with vinyl flesh.
She must have a pretty face up above her neck.
The rest of her body must be anatomically correct.
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
I think I'll call her Judy or Beth.
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas,
'Cause real girls, they scare me half to death


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 07:53 PM

Oy, Batty, you ain't got no hints listed yet. Now I know life's been stressful lately, what with Curmudgeon being caffeine deprived an' all, but really! Give Santa sommat to work with, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:30 PM

Well bless your appointed little head under your a-pointed little seasonal hat! I am quite honored to be the recipient of the first Secret Santa message of the year and am looking forward to being in such ready and capable hands, knowing in advance that I'll be treated well, as I have traditionally have been by previous Santas for as long as I've been enjoying this seasonal rite.


Be careful and don't buff your skills so hard you hurt yourself, especially if you buff them up in the buff, but I will be fully apprieciative of your presents and the clues leading up to recieving them. Already there's mention of "Mrs. Claus and I". Should I take THAT as a clue that you're male? And Yanks on the whole, don't tend to say "Wot larks!", but who knows wot larks behind your facade?


If you've done your homework looking at what some of my past Santas and their messenger/scout elves have had to go through in recent years, you will know that they might meet up with the two guardian House Brownies, Hash & McGhee and a cat named Molly and some local "wee folk" as well, especially since there is no fireplace in the townhome I live in, so research the archives well.

'til the next message,
Severn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 11:10 PM

And so it begins....











Bruahahahahahaaaa!!!!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Secret Santa to Wyrd Sister
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 09:51 AM

Well here we are again, loving the Secret Santa Game! I don't know about you but I love Christmas. Can't wait to put the deckies up but not too soon though, we really looking forward to that bit. I will have to look again at your hints and see if you have similar taste to me?

Santa's Tonte men are on the look out are you a well behaved Santee.

Best and lovely wishes

Ooo!! nearly gave the game away!

SStWS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 10:25 AM

Ooh! Ooh! So soon! I'llbegoodI'llbegood!
We/me? Are you, like Agnes Nitt/Perdita, in two minds?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SSoaCC (Secret Santa of a Cornish Cat
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 10:47 AM

I'll be watching you-but just so you don't get too stressed...
click here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah The Flute's Galoot w/The Loot
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:04 AM

Sarah.

I've drawn a top-drawer Flute-Of-The-Room this year, and I'm here to see that my assigned piper gets properly paid! So I thank you very much for posting your hints, as we've little time to spare, and I must assign research and delivery elves to select the finest Goodies in the shortest amount of time. You may get a Surry-based elf or maybe some sort of surrogate elf, providing they can slip under the Surry Gates, but you may hear from one soon.

Cheap and interesting? I prefer things that way, myself!

Trinket, you say? Well consider yourself trinked or trunk or whatever.

"Galoot"? Well that's a term I picked up from some old Yank Cowboy movies. I don't know whether the plural is "Galeet" or whether there are "gal-loots" and "guy-loots" (I assume that a female could be one, as well), but the term usually conjures up the image of some old bearded guy such as Gabby Hayes, or more to the point, like the image of dear himself Santa Claus. All I'll ask of you in return for what bounty comes your way is that you use your previously mentioned cartooning skills to conjure up your own image of what your Santa looks like from these messages and send it to me afterwards when all is finally revealed and hopefully not reviled.

All for now, much to do, little time!

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: greg stephens
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM

Nobody has sent me a Secret Santee yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: greg stephens
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:54 AM

Ah, just found the other thread. I will await developments. No hurry LtS get well soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 03:59 PM

I'm being good I'm being good I'm being good ....I'm off to the pub....but I'm still being good!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's secretive Secret Santa
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 06:03 PM

Guessing already? Looking for hints in the wording? Be assured, my fluvial Santee, that I am quite capable of dropping some deliberate red herrings into your tidal flow.
You've been Santa'd before, I know, so you know the pack drill. Good behaviour from you results in presents from me. I have sent my agents out to check that your behaviour does indeed conform to the usual high standards... we shall see!

In the meantime I continue to search for goodies that will gladden your heart come Yule time.

Oh, and your house brownies are already in negotiations with my elves, and the cat has been gently reminded of the need to treat my reindeer with respect. Let's hope that side of things goes smoothly.

A bientot, my friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:23 PM

I've endured many river references in my life, but I must admit, I've never been referred to as "fluvial" before.

I applaud the timely manner in which your elves have made contact with the guardians of my townshack and being in the process of becoming Post-Postal, I am always apprieciative of a prompt and efficient delivery system.

So don't be surprised or bothered by my early guessing, as, like in the case of your delivery system, we have less time to let things unfold in a leisurely manner this year. And due to the medical and financial crises of the past two years, I assure you that I've had far less opportunities to misbehave than in most years past, so I'm sure there'll be no reason to scrimp or penalize on gifts on the basis of merit.

So I'll harken to your Herring Angels singing solefully while dressed in seasonal red (as is their usual halibut), perhaps even accompanied by a Christmas Cod bringing Peace as well, as I contemplate the mysteries of the season and await what it may bring.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SeekCET santa
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 08:15 PM

Mr CET Sir

Elves are at the ready loading sleigh
All present and correct
This mission will proceed with military precision

Ummm maybe we should ditch the reindeer - it's all horses in Canada isn't it ? At least we have the guy with the red uniform


Ho Ho Ho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:01 PM

Santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santee-less
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 12:13 PM

Have pity on pitiful, pitiful me
And all of the others without a Santee.
We sent our addresses, but Liz's computer
Is being so Scrooge-like, it sure doesn't suit 'er.
It won't send her PM's, the miserly pup!
For us second-batchers, it's batching things up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah The Flute's Sarah-endipitous Santa
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 01:06 PM

Sarah,

I understand that flutery may get me nowhere, but that you, however, are quite good at it.

I hope you were, indeed, being good on your night out at the pub and that the clock in the Epsom clock tower wasn't showing too late an hour by the time you came home. My elf has been scouting out the vacinity in that time, finding out that the race track isn't, by a long shot, the only piece of one-way travel in the area but is slowly getting his bearings nonetheless, ("The Lord Epsom what Epsom selves.", I think he said, but it may have been a bad connection) and will now be keeping a good eye on you, so smile sweetly.

As for your as yet unasked question, "Que?", Sarah?
Sarah, what will be will be.

And the stack of "What Will Be" grows ever higher.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa (AKA BBBS)
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 03:54 PM

Atta girl, Batty! Now I have sommat to work with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 04:54 PM

BBBS, I don't know where she replied (haven't seen it). I just want to let you know I'd love to help if I can. I no longer play because I'd have to try extra hard not to know who my SS is, but being a third part is fun. I know you live far enough away so that some things may be difficult, and if I remember correctly, we may have met, so you know you can trust me. Within limits, of course.

Just sayin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 05:50 PM

It hasn't begun here yet, Liz. No one to torture tantalize with my clues.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: CET
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM

So, I have a Santa - evidently someone who knows me but hasn't talked much to Charmion, who could set him/her straight about me operating with militay precision. Mind you, I'm all in favour of military precision - I just wish I could achieve it more often.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM

Santa if you manage to figure out the one way system without getting lost in Epsom you will win a gold medal - ahh the wonder of Google maps. Were you spying ... music in the pub two nights running and a lock in too and the third two was getting home at two am ..oh dear but I was being good just distracted.

What will be...hmmm you have me wondering now

Sarah (who actually hasn't been to the pub tonight )


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah The Fluter's Elf Tutor and Recruiter
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 09:33 PM

Sarah,

It took my elf quite a while to figure out the town and surrounding area and to actually locate you and hear the music. He gets easily distracted. He stopped at the track toi see if they might need a part time jockey. He stopped outside one pub and listened on the sly to a local shanty group that call themselves "The Epsom Salts". He stopped by The Ashley Center to make sure your gifts were far beyond anything to be found there. He stopped in places you'll never know where only the wee folk go.

How do I know this? There are other elves assigned to other people
in your area who report back to me not only about whether the Santees have been good but whether the other elves have been good. If one seriously misbehaves in the course of his or her duties, it's back to the sweatshop and the toy assembly lines. Only the finest and most trusted elves get to do scout work and get to travel. You never see the wee folk, but they're all around you with places to stay and ways to live their own social life. Just don't ask too many questions and just believe and you shall recieve a bountiful box of
treasures untold, cheap thrills surpassing your wildest dreams.






......if, of course, you're good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:10 PM

love the pic!!!! Now I wonder who is going to get a parcel from Cornwall this year!!!!!! TEEE Heeee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 07:55 AM

Well, this is a fine thing... half of the mudcat population wants a santa and my santees still haven't been in touch. Come on now you two! Get a grip, chop chop and stir thi'selves as my old granny would say. The elves are working themselves into a lather of anticipation!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SSoaCC
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 08:01 AM

The reindeer are a little confused this year...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Secret Santa
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 06:47 PM

Well then. Finally heard from She Who Must Be Obeyed. Kitchen gadgets, funny pages and him books, eh? Is that the kind with pictures of guys with torn shirts and big pecs? I'll see what I can do-a self portrait, maybe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Greg Stephen's Generally Stupid Secret Santa
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 07:19 PM

Hi Greg,

Let's hope by now you've found your Santee - Liz has had a rough time this year. Be sure you've got a Santa though.

Unfortunately I am not a brilliantly organised one (I promise to try) so when I went to look for your name in the hints thread .....I'd lost the thread :-(

Hopefully you have already sent me loads of hints and eventually I'll be able to find you something JUST right. However at the moment I'm not even sure where I am - but we did have a great time marching through a town with flaming torches this weekend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Clairebear's Secret Santa
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 07:29 PM

Well, my ursine friend, you may have been wondering if your Santa was on the job or not. Fear not, your prezzie will be on its way soon.

CSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: sian, west wales
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 05:04 AM

Hey, I've been Santa'd. Woo-woo! A second-batcher, eh?

Re: him books, my friends tell me I have weird tastes. Always go for older, balding types. If you can find something with fold-outs of Pensioneers ... No. Scratch that. This is Mudcat. You might actually hunt down a Wrinklies Nude Calendar or something.

And don't you go to no big expense. Recycle! (I think the etiquette term is "re-gift") I ain't proud!

Luv ya, Santa!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 06:22 AM

Do I have a silent Santa, or has the second batch not been allocated yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Leaden Claus
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 07:25 AM

Second batchers? That's a good name for us! Leadfingers is hereby allocated a second batcher. Oh, what to do, what to do..so many ideas and so little time. You collect obscure facts and musical instruments? How about two lumps of coal to bang together rhythmically?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santa of WOLFHOUND.........(SOW)
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 08:06 AM

Hello There Wolfhound.......Hope you are being a good girlie! Sadly you have left me no clues.....perhaps you could enlighten me a little, wouldnt want to send coals to Newcastle, as it were.
Love from your Santa from a slightly warmer part of the world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz'z Confuzed Zanta,
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 11:13 AM

Happy zixteenth of November, Dan!

Pray pardon the ztuck Z. Unfortunate but cannot be helped at prezent. And zpeaking of prezentz, Zanta iz hoping to hear what you would like for yourz this year. You muzt underztand that, for thoze who do not provide some hintz az to the nature of their likes and dizlikes, the uzual gift is coal. Az I have checked my lizt, you and I are both aware that a gift of coal would prove inappropriate for a man of such zterling character as yourzelf -- but unlezz I hear from you, I'm afraid I zhall have no choice in the matter.

The one bright zpot in all thiz, zo to zpeak, iz that there iz coal and coal. Watch the zky tonight: Zome of thiz year'z zupply has been added to the Leonidz dizplay for your pleazure. May it be the only coal you receive thiz year!

Yourz in Hazte (and remember, Don't Forget to Pozt...),
Zecret Zanta


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Firecat-claws
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 12:19 PM

Hmm. OK. No hints, eh?

Be warned. I have been known to deliver coal before now.

Fcc


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Jenn Brooks' Santa needs a hint
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 12:26 PM

Good afternoon, Jenn.

Santa has asked me to contact you because we have not been able to find a SUGGESTION for yourself, only for Art.

We know that you've been a good girl this year, so we want to select just the right thing for you.

Warmest holiday wishes,

Matilda (Mrs. Santa) Claus


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 01:04 PM

Ah! I have a santee.........Do I have a santa? :0~


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 01:06 PM

I have both !! And with No Fireplace , two lumps of coal really ought to be Ornamental !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 01:36 PM

Dear Jenn's Santa...now look on the hints thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: ClaireBear
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 02:35 PM

Hurrah, I have a Santa! A bustling, red-clad Santa of mine own!

And I've even been good! Well, pretty good ...

So Santa dear, for your Christmas Eve midnight morsel, would you like to go back to the traditional gingerbread and cocoa this year, or shall we keep on with lasagne and a glass of red wine like the last few years' morsels?

Your delighted
ClaireBear


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,ClaireBear's Secret Santa
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 09:05 PM

What, no seal liver tartare or large plates of salmon guts? Or are you one of those highly evolved vegetarian bears?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: ClaireBear
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 11:38 PM

Santa, if you want seal tartare and/or salmon guts, with or without muktuk to please your northern palate, I shall endeavor to comply. But I am a decadent California bear, so salmon lightly smoked over applewood with a sauce of wild blackberries, native sage, plenty of garlic and madrone honey are more my speed. Would that suit?
And maybe a nice pinot blanc?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 11:48 PM

Well now Maggie, the assignment has been received and the elves have been sent to check out the elvin supplies. Are you being good?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Phot and PoD's Yuletide Fairy
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 03:35 AM

Do not worry your Yuletide is not doomed. I am gathering gifts and goodies to fly over to you.

Just need to check that you have posted some hints

Your Yuletide Fairy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 04:28 AM

Boo Hoo no Santa for me yet. But I do have a Santee and that is as much fun

Jillie


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Catherine Jayne's sanity clause
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 07:46 AM

so you collect violins, I'm sure I have one, somewhere in this pile of instruments ... & here it is, near the big drums

3 children under three? would they like a drum?

Catherine Jayne's insanity claws


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 12:52 PM

Can you make it anthrozite coal? Much more clean burning. But really, if you want to go in that direction, I'd love a few zolar panelz....

Hints are posted on the other thread. Thank you; I'm zo exzited!

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 02:02 PM

Dear Santa,


As Santees are wont to do this time of year, I shall ask you you a few questions about yourself, not nescessarily expecting straight and truthful answers but figuring it is far better to recieve red herrings in advance in print form than in my stocking, especially if they're untinned, so save the "masses in the coaled, coaled ground" in lump form for stuffing the Sacred Santa Sock should I prove to have misbehaved. Besides, I have helped stuff and empty bait bags for lobster traps in my lifetime and am a bit wary of dead herring over a certain age in any hue of natural or induced discoloration.


So please bear with some rather standard inquiries* and hints-forth be ready deposit the crimson fish in a proper receptacle:

1) WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO REVEAL YOUR GENDER AT THIS TIME?

2) MIGHT YOU BE WILLING TO REVEAL THE CONTINENT ON WHICH YOU DWELL?#

3) WHAT WOULD BE THE PREFERRED SNACK FOOD TO LAY OUT FOR YOURSELF, THE REINDEER AND ANY MORE VISITING ELVES?

*(In all caps so as to be cap-tioned for the hard of herring)



I shall inqiure of the House Brownies and Molly-kitty for any particulars they learned from your elves' previous visit (I DO know what food to bribe THEM with) and get back to you soon. I'm, of course, doing my best at "being-have" and aquitting myself well through my many trials until then....

The future beneficiary of your
kindness, generosity and exquisite taste,

Severn









#Hopefully from one of the "IN-continents" (as designated yearly by Travel & Leisure Magazine), something I never had to care about much until I got older......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Santa
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 03:24 PM

Well it's into the bin with the Pink Fruit.
*sigh*
And here was I thinking, "What an excellent collection of gifts I have for my special Santee this year!"
Hmmm -- Well now -- How to send a Secret Garden -- secretly -- up-hill all the way to your home.
Do not be troubled. This will be fun.
Kindly Santa of the Magic Type to the Magic One.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's serendipitously poised SS
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 03:29 PM

Goodness me, what a lot of questions!

I think for the time being at least I will remain ambiguous as to my gender, and all I'll say about the continence question is that it will be a long distance journey to reach you, involving refuelling the reindeer along the way and possibly some comfort stops for me.

You are kind to ask about refreshments. For myself, a piece of chocolate cake accompanied by a decent drop of Scotch (or indeed Irish) spirituous liqueur. The reindeer will be happy with the traditional carrots, while the elves (I anticipate having a few with me)are omniverous and greedy and have been known to consume vast amounts of chocolate (although their preference is for the Belgian kind).

Now you really must excuse me as it's a particularly busy time of year ....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maeve
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM

Dear Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa :

Put on your spectacles and take a peek here. Batty has indeed given you much information already.
Batty's Hints Here

Check the post at 11 Nov 09 - 08:53 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maeve
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 03:58 PM

It appears that my recent post and this one may no longer be needed...if a kind person would erase 'em both, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 05:44 PM

I ddon't hhave a sssantaaaahhhh.... sob


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BBBS
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 07:25 PM

Sweet Maeve, as of my first post, Batty had not yet posted her hints. Her hints may not save her now, either. Hee hee hee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,artbrooks EvilSanta !
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 07:29 PM

This should teach you to be firat with the hints ! You've got ME for a Santa ! I would suggest a level of mild Concern to start with .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 07:47 PM

Yes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 11:43 PM

Oh dear. I yam concerned. A-ha...I laugh at adversity. Heh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 02:38 AM

Barb'ry - I haven't heard from mine so far, either. Shall we form a support group?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 03:03 AM

Anne - support group with blankets and coffee... and just a little bit of chocolate when the going gets really bad! I'm in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 04:21 AM

Hello Santa!

Yep 3 kids under 3 and yes they love to drum...they already have one each! I don't mind it but I think the neighbours have noticed!!! *G*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Maeve's Secret Santa
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 04:30 AM

You will be pleased to know that the Christmas Robins have told me that you have been a very good girl this year and deserve something very nice at Christmas. Mary Christmas and I have been on the look out and have found some little things we think you might like. Rudolf has offered to help wrap the presents but he is not really that good although we will let him help. If you find a wobbly wrapped present under your tree you will know who has wrapped it.
Santa xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maeve
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:24 AM

Thank you very much, Santa. I'd be delighted to receive a wobbly, Rudolf-wrapped little gift. He and the other reindeer will enjoy some of our homegrown apples and carrots.

I am as yet undecided whether you and the delightful Mary Christmas would prefer applejack with some apple pie and sharp cheddar or hot chocolate with shortbread for your snack. A ham sandwich on homemade bread? A glass of Sheepscot ale? Hmmm. I must have a chat with wee robin.

Trying hard to be good...friends here say I'm quite trying.

maeve,


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's SS
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM

You've been Santa'd! When I read your wishlist, I thought,"Piece o' cake!" Then I started reading your posts this past year and saw that you already have the Utah Phillips double cd. Hmmm. We'll just have to dig a little deeper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 09:09 AM

Barb'ry - you do have a secret santa - you need to post some hints so they can know where best to send the penguins.

Anne - your Santa is too busy playing Bejewelled and trying to beat my score.... or something like that...

Art - be afraid.... be VERY afraid!

I am better now than I have been for some time, although I still cough like a seal... so no bears for me!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Ed T
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 09:33 AM

Anyone sending christmas gifts to mudcatters in prison....John Prine suggests in a song that "pistols carved out of wood", makes a well appriciated gift.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 09:40 AM

...santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eye Lander to SS
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 10:26 AM

Is there anybody there?

sob sob sniff


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Appointed Santa
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 11:34 AM

I've been busy collecting little gifties for you, my dear. I see you were a good girl and posted some hints for me.
Dark Chocolate, you say? Watch that mailbox.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 12:16 PM

I have posted my hints, Liz! 8th of September - I was very eager!! And I've checked that they are still there and not mixed up in the ether!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Secret Santa
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 12:38 PM

A surprise, you ask, for your Christmas cheer,
A surprise, you ask, and your Santa does hear!
From the North Pole to Aussie-land is a loooong way,
But your gift will be coming, on Christmas Day!

Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen!
On Comet! On Cu... what? Yes, we are going to Australia.
Ahem.
On Comet! On Cu... Yes, that is very far from the North Pole.
Harum.
On Comet! On Cu... Yes, Cupid, it will be summer there. Very good.
Ready?
Good!
One Comet! On Cupid! On... Hey, where'd everybody go?


Your Very Own Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM

Santa??


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 04:20 PM

Oh Santa Dear, how lovely to hear from you but I must apologise for the waste of the pink fruit.   Are you certain that there isn't another possible victim recipient of said item?

Although our secret garden is almost at the top of a hill, our postman has it sussed as his delivery route is always downhill. I would hope that your elves will find that downhill is much easier, wouldn't want them to tire themselves out at Christmastime *grin*

Will they have far to travel?

Please don't trouble too much on my account, I'm certain that you have excellent taste!

Hil (being really good, though there's always room for a lump of coal on our log-burner)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hollowfox
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 04:28 PM

Am I Santa-less? (whimper)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 05:31 PM

Sniff........


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Ed T
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 05:51 PM

Got a tele call from Santa...He was looking for Quokka. Odd he would call my number.,,,what's up Sant? He said he was on his way deep down under....from the frozen North.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:32 PM

Hello........Santa.........are you there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:34 PM

yah!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,The jacqui.c wacqui See-yanta
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:37 PM

Ho ho ho! No, no, no -- no sniffing allowed, there, young lady! I'm here. Just busy trying to get my lazy elves off their tiny elfin butts and cobble up some nice toys for you. I see you have been very good this year, very good indeed. Much better than this year has been to you, I fear! We shall see what we can do to brighten the end of it just a bit.

Git on up, there, you elves! Put that bourbon away! Break time is over. Back to work!!! Harumph humph humph.

The Jacqui C Wacqui See-yanta


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:48 PM

Hollowfox - you were assigned a Santa... can I help it if you got the strong and silent type - just as I can't help Barb'ry for getting the dim and distant type....

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: JennieG
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:59 PM

Santa? Santa? are you there?

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Secretive SS
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 07:19 PM

There was a fine lady named Nancy
Whose wish list was not very fancy!
Her Santa did ponder
Till his mind did wander,
Since surprises are always quite chancy...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Nancy King
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 11:22 PM

But I LOVE surprises!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 03:37 AM

Thanks for the reassurance, Liz!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 07:17 AM

*sigh of relief*

Thanks, Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM

I gotta Santa!!!!!

I'm not sure where you hale from Santa, but I would mention that I will be in the UK from 7th December, travelling back to the USA on 28th December. If you're USA based then my home address is the one to use but, if in the UK, ask Liz and she can let you have my daughter's address in the UK, to save some of the cost of postage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santa calling Mrs Cobble
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 01:21 PM

Hey, Mrs Cobble!

Just to let you know I'm out here and I'll notice if you're bad. Wanna update your hints?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Flautist Sara's Trial & Errah Present Bearah
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM

The stack grows ever higher. But even if it means the cost of the postage might relieve me of my great fortune, I'll go ahead and send it, still inside the wrapped cookie and everything.

The vigilant searching is nearing a close, at last, for things for "The Flute" to flaunt and flout.

So keep up the good behavior, or at least don't get caught, because I still CAN change my mind.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 03:39 PM

Hullo....Santa? Are you out there?
I've been as good as can be expected given my relations...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 05:29 PM

Trouble? I love trouble. My Special Santee is worth it.
Miles and Miles and Miles and all uphill from here. Unless you turn the atlas upside down. There's the go! Why didn't I think of that before. Soooo Ah Ha! Thought you'd found me? Well now you know I don't dwell in the North Pole (and Oh Dear! I've eliminated Scotland, but no matter) So where's left you ask?
Santa -- from a Secret Garden far away in the Universe somewhere below you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 07:14 PM

Hello Secret Santa

I promise to be good

I promise

Mrs C


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 11:56 PM

Dang, I just saw the calendar and somehow it is close to Christmas...what happened...where have we been...well...secret santa just know this we are primed and ready for Christmas...now! Now where was I, oh, our hints are on the post and info is flowin....we always love to have a taste of the the folk world that our secret santa is a part of...it's exciting to us to see what others are doing in this great world we share...if not that, money will do it! Get those elves in for a bit of toweling off, and get them back to work. Chop, Chop, no time to waste now.

Desert Dancer and Astro in Los Angeles, getting ready to hang the socks and bring out the likker...it is Christmas time again!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,the workshop of Anne Lister's SS
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 12:26 AM

And lo, Anne Lister, fear not, for the elves of the North are deep in the throes of their work and even unto you shall come some surprising gifts. But, from whence come their orders and collaborators? Only the Shadow knows!

To mix a metaphor or two...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 03:40 AM

Good grief, Santa - are you in Mordor or Earthsea?
But I'm very pleased to hear from you, wherever you are, and I will be delighted, I'm sure, to receive surprising gifts.
Are there any special dietary requirements for you, the reindeer and any accompanying elves? The house special at the moment is apple pie, but we can put together whatever is needed, I know.
And I am, of course, being good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 04:42 AM

Well done that santee! List duly noted and notes made for the shopping elves (a little damp due to all the precipitation... 'oh the rain it is raining all the day long...') but I've bought them some rather nice wellies and they'll be grand as owt.
I notice you mentioned likker... hope that will come with some food for the travel weary - santa can't drink on an empty stomach, you know.

Be good xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,jacqui.c's wacqui Seezianta
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 09:53 AM

What what? I hale from the North Pole, of course, silly!

Hermph hermph hermph

(But thanks for the information. I will alert Rudolph. He may want to reprogram his GPS.)

(or he may not! Ho ho, and again ho.)


The Wacqui Seeyanta of Jacqui.c


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 09:58 AM

:0(


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: SharonA
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 10:05 AM

Me too with the sad face. O Santa, where art thou?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Tig
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 10:11 AM

Have I got 100?

I don't know if I've a Santa yet :-(

Love and hugs
xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Vectis's Very Virtuous Santa
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 11:39 AM

Well well my dear. Here we are, nearly to the Yule and I have little gifties all stacked up and ready for consignment to your door.

In this part of the world the reindeer do look a bit different, but they can still do the job well enough.

Thank you for your list, it is so much easier to find just the right items for your delectation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,maire-aine's flustered secret santa
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 04:45 PM

Hope you are being good there maire-aine.

I have the elves working hard to get your yuletide goodies together.

What will they find for you?

Ho! Ho! Ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eye Lander
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 04:57 PM

:O(   Me too, heard nothing yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: My guru always said
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 05:35 AM

My Dear Special Santa,

How very kind it is of you to let me know that you don't live at the North Pole. You must be a very modern Santa then, you've probably got those elves of yours all organised with up-to-date labour saving devices like CNC and Plastic Moulding machines. It certainly cuts down the hard work and I guess that every year there are more and more presents needed for everyone!!

But turning the Atlas upside-down? Well I can't imagine such a thing, surely one would have to read all the placenames upside-down aswell? Personally I find that having a map pointing North is much easier to understand *grin*

You've kindly discounted Scotland from my search for you and also many other places too, almost a third of the World! And your clues might seem to point to you being situated North of the Equator. Dare I ask, while we're being all modern, what language your keyboard is set for?

I hope you're enjoying your secret garden as much as I am mine, though it is all rather damp at the moment. Hope you're safe, dry and happy!
Cheers,
Hil


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM

Oh my post didn't happen and now my SS might feel I'm ignoring them but I'm not and I'm still being unbelievably good and working hard. Will you need an articulated truck to deliver this mega box ...it is getting so exciting

In anticipation

Sarah

Hope that CCTV camera outside the pub was switched off or I've blown my chances here


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Santa
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 09:06 AM

Well, the Mrs. and I are working diligently to put together the perfect gift. Now, I generally think that any box that contains chocolate is just about right, but she is more particular. She wants to know if you have any opinions one way or the other about earrings - dangly bits or not? And how do you feel about dried escargot?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santa calling Mrs Cobble
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 04:13 PM

Ah, there you are! How nice to hear from you and I'm especially pleased to hear that you're being good. I take it that you're not keen on coal then?

I notice that your hints from last year have been reposted by a very nice young lady with a superb singing voice, how very kind of her. Perhaps you could peruse them at your leisure and see if there are any changes you wish to make?

My stalwart elves have been hammering and stitching away in an attempt to create the perfect gift for you this Christmas. I'm not certain that they know what they're doing, but then who am I to judge? In any event, more clues as to your preferences would be a good idea methinks.

Being good can take a number of forms, there should be a rosette for it, I'm sure....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,seekCET Santa
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 08:39 PM

Mr CET Sir

Have rounded up the mounties Sir
Sledge loading nearing completion
Hopefully chocs away soon Sir
Damn weather not helping but reindeer training schedule on time Sir
Final boot camp regime underway

Driver in red suit keeps under camoflage with the Mounties but we will soon flush him our Sir

seekCET Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 07:44 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's SS, who is On The Case
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM

Salutations, my little Santee ... I thought I would let you know that I stumbled today upon a small trove of suitable gifts, various in style and hue, which I thought quite appropriate. Your package is therefore almost ready to be assembled and despatched.
If it should arrive before Christmas Eve, I feel I must remind you that opening the package early will almost certainly result in the contents transforming themselves magically into soot and ashes before your very eyes.
And we'd hate that to happen, wouldn't we?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:59 PM

It soots me just fine to wait for the right time of leisurely awaking on the holiday morning for my thrill of discovery, or as leisurely as awakenings on that day get, helped by the lack of children dwelling here. No use peaking before Christmas anyhow (some say I peaked years ago, but don't listen to them!) and I'll not find myself either otherwise engaged or even be-troved until then. I wouldn't want my gifts self destructing like a Mission Impossible assignment tape, with possible examples of your local folkways reduced to mo' ashes.

You, like the best of Secret Santas, have managed to make the messages part of the gift itself, so advance thanks for that from a most grateful Santee for mmaking it worth its wait in gold. Let nothing you dismay!









"Little" Santee? I'd thought myself somewhat medium.

Hmmmmmmmm......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 06:54 PM

still no santa.....sigh.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SharonA's busy elf
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 10:56 PM

Fear not SharonA,

Santa says he's a bit busy working on your pressies - so he asked me to let you know - not to worry he hasn't forgotten you

he wants to know if yo've been good? What should I tell him?

Chief Elf
North Pole


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maire-aine
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 11:47 PM

Dear flustered Santa,

I hope this finds you, and all of your helpers, well and happy. I have tried to be very good this year. I know that I will be happy with whatever you select for me.

Merry Christmas from Maire-aine


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: alison
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 01:28 AM

YAY!!!

I have a Santa
woohoo.....

don't worry reindeers I'll have some nice cold tinnies for you when you get here

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: SharonA
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 11:28 AM

Ooooh goodie goodie goodie goodie goodie! There really is a Santa -- and a Chief Elf! Yayyyyy!!! Geez, I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning already. This is delightful!

Now, then, on to the serious stuff: the question of whether I've been good. Hmmmmmmmmm..... that depends on whom you ask.

My bandmates seem to be undecided since, although they say they think my songs are good, they are frustrated by my continual nattering about sticking to one tempo throughout any song that's supposed to have just one tempo (no racing, no dragging, no drag-racing!). Also, when I told them at our most recent rehearsal that if they were going to use terminology like "chorus" and "bridge", they should use the terms correctly, I was roundly boo-ed. I leave it to Santa to determine which band member is naughty! :-)

I volunteered to be elected President of the local folk-song society this year (i.e. no one else volunteered for the job so I ran unopposed); does that count for "good"? The other Board members think that my committee meetings run a bit too naughtily long for their tastes, but they're letting me volunteer to run unopposed for 2010!

My cat, if she could speak English, would say I am not good because I adopted a kitten from a shelter last spring (a birthday present to myself!) and the kitten has been driving her crazy ever since. He's constantly following her, watching her, batting at her, and chasing her when she tries to get away from him -- not a moment's peace for poor grumbly Maddie Mae for almost half a year now. My vet would probably say that I'm not on his good-list because I keep bringing Roo the kitten to him for problems that turn out to be no big deal; I think he's sick of seeing me in the waiting room! But heck, I haven't dealt with a runt-of-the-litter kitten since 1988; I've forgotten a lot!

There's nothing on the local police blotter with my name on it, but that just means I haven't been terribly naughty! I've been a really boring law-abiding citizen. I've been late in paying some of my bills, though, so I guess I deserve a little lump of coal in the toe of my stocking for that. ':-/

Anyway, Chief Elf, you are certainly on MY nice list for letting me know you're there and thinking of me! Thank you!!!
:-)
:-)
:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 01:24 PM

Ok I don't mind this being a one sided CHristmas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa (AKA BBBS)
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM

Yoohoo! Bat Goddess! You out there? Listen, we've been on the hunt for suitable items and the elves seem to have been having some luck, as they've been dragging back bits and pieces of this and that. But they all have aquestion for you: Just what, pray tell, is a hippocampus? They've had no luck what so ever locating a university for large, river-dwelling African mammals, so that's out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 05:49 PM

The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in long-term memory and spatial navigation. Like the cerebral cortex, with which it is closely associated, it is a paired structure, with mirror-image halves in the left and right sides of the brain. In humans and other primates, the hippocampus is located inside the medial temporal lobe, beneath the cortical surface.


"If I only had a brain....."


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Barb'rys Barmy Benefactor
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 06:47 AM

I'm on the case. Just in case, there is a plan afoot to lend a hand.

Can I help it if I'm easily confused?

BBB


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 08:13 AM

ooooh santaaa (sobs with relief) I'm so happy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM

No, no, no! Not African river dwellers! And not a part of the brain, either! (Already have an intact brain, thankyou.)

Greek mythological creature with the head of a horse and the tail of a fish -- Poseidon had a stable full to pull his chariot.

I have a HUGE collection -- I have eight. Been collecting for almost 30 years. These critters are not only mythical, but damned hard to come by. Passed up one once and have been kicking myself ever since. It was a wooden antique, probably had been part of some piece of furniture. Wasn't particularly pricey, but I was suffering from St. Francis's distemper at the time. (Sigh...and have been since.) Should have snagged it, though. (Could have skipped eating for awhile.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: vectis
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 05:07 PM

Dear Santa I bin sooooo gooood this year I'm spending Christmas with my boys down in New Zealand. Off on Dec 8th Back Jan 10th.
If my pressie arrives when I'm away don't be upset by my silence, it just means i haven't seen it yet and will say many thanks once I get home.


Whhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I gotta Saaaaaaaannnnnnnttaaa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 06:35 PM

Ahh! Ha!! Trying to pin me down? Languages and wet/dry gardens.
I speak them all -- languages that is. My keyboard is set to "ALL" (including Plutonian even though Pluto's been downgraded. A mistake in my opinion -- but nobody asked me. A lot of good people living there were VERY upset. And you can quote me.)
My garden? Well it wouldn't be secret if I talked about it, would it?
Maybe if you're very good I'll include pictures when I send your present.
As for the Equator. Not a lot of people know this but I'll let you in on a secret:
It's moveable -- it not being at all solid. It makes sense doesn't it? One day it's wandering up and the next it's billowing down. Up! Down! Just words really anyway.
Happy Thoughts and Many of them.
Santa-of-the-Mind


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SharonA's SS - elf support dept
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 01:31 AM

well now you've been and gone and done it - the poor chief elf had to go and have a long lie down after trying to work out whether you had been good or not - he ended up very confused and I have been running around like a blue arsed fly trying to keep up to him in mulled wine - he's drinking it like it has gone out of fashion!

still I'm sure he'll be OK after a bit of a sleep

just thought Id keep you up to speed with what was going on

yours faithfully

Chief Elf's personal assistant


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 04:49 PM

Santa? *wistful sigh*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: JennieG
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 10:32 PM

I'll join you in a sigh Joy.....*hhuuuuuuuhhhhh*

Cheers
Jennie


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 04:56 AM

Dear Santa (wherever you may be),
So good to hear from you even if (I must confess) I'm completely confused by your verbal meaderings. It seems I may need to wait and hope that one day I might be able to thank you for your kind attention this Christmas. In the meantime I will try to be patient and attempt to be good!
Your very grateful Santee,
Hil x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 12:24 PM

Well, that's it. The parcel is off to my Secret Santee. Merry Christmas


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 12:41 PM

So I'm just guessing that my santa is SOOOOPER secretive.....and isnt going to tease me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,ranger1's secret santa
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 06:48 PM

Have sent off your present...currently winging it's merry way to your place...you must have been a very good little ranger this year *<;-)]}


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: ranger1
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 08:48 PM

Oh, thank you Santa!!!!!!

Ranger1, doing the happy dance


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 08:35 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 09:51 AM

eek, the year is heading to an end & I really must get my santee's pressie sorted & parcelled & on it's way

sandra (a santa not really in chrissy mode)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 12:08 PM

Poem 224 of 230: THE NATIVITY

Vis-à-vis S.C.,
    I prefer to see
Christian children's glee
    When they play-out the
Coming of J.C. -
    The Nativity.

(C) David Franks 2003
From http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
Or http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Yes Surry Bob! It's Sarah's Surry-al Santa!
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 02:07 PM

Sarah,

It's me that must try to articulate, rather than the delivery sliegh or truck, the fact that sometimes small things come in good packages (or however that goes). There will be a manageable sized, easily liftable package full of a vast multitude of wee goodies, most (hopefully all) of which I'm quite sure you'll like, some of which will be indicitive of the highly polarized area in which I live, some not. Some friend, lover or family member may come in style, triumphing over a stile or two to save you from The Gallows Pole, The Gallup Pole, some sort of mangy, ornery fragrant vagrant of a Pole Cat or other Polish types of the Warsaw or Shoe varieties, but you've nothing to fear from the North Pole, which will rival only the May Pole in inspiring you to dance for sheer joy! Yule be surprised at what you find!

Whatever, the package may be able to depart as soon as Monday.

So, anyway,

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name
(Woo, Whooo....Woo-Whooo!)
What may be puzzling you
Is the nature of my game.....




I still expect that cartoon portrait!


God Rest Ye Merry,
Santa



I assure you whatever the CCTV camera outside the pub caught you doing was unfortunately negated by whatever it caught my somewhat careless elf doing. Enough said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's somewhat Snuffly S S
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 12:16 PM

Well, that's it. The reindeer decided that the prevailing climactic conditions precluded an accurate take off and landing, my own health means that I was strongly counselled to take a few days off and so I was advised by my elves that I should entrust your package to the conventional mailing services. I'd have preferred a personal drop, but you have to work with the staff you've got and my staff, frankly, wouldn't budge on the issue.
So your package has been sealed, stamped and labelled and it's on its way.
I'm sure if you could see your way clear to leaving out the aforementioned chocolate cake and single malt we'll find a way to drop by on 24th and consume whatever's there, but the package should have reached you before then.

Now, where are those mince pies?

Your somewhat suffering SS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz' zilly Zanta
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM

I've been buzy collecting itemz. Zuch fun! I do hope you have been very, very good thiz year...

Pezky Z key!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:16 PM

Have you been reading about me and my fellow elfs? We have our very own elf thread started by none other than the famed Little Hawk. It is indeed possible that my name might even be there.

We've been keeping watch and you have indeed been good. That's god, because there might be something good for you in the good cupboard (as opposed to the naughty cupboard, which only holds coal).

Good wishes
Elf


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,sharonA's busy elf
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 12:39 AM

well I think 've got it all sorted - now that I have sobered up... black coffee works better than mulled wine! and the verdict is - "you have been good!!"

glad to tell you that your parcel is winging its merry way even as we speak - the reindeers are well fed, and should be there well before Christmas

enjoy

Santa's Chief Elf


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 03:26 PM

On the way. On the way.
Watch the mailbox.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,astro
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 03:44 PM

Hi Secret Santa...just wetting my lips thinking of the likker and great food comin for Christmas...hope those elves are working hard, remember give them a few minutes a day to rest and then get back to it...get those gifts made, wrapped and on the way....can't wait!!! HOPE our Santa is gettin their food, drink, music and dance going for Christmas...we hope for your good spirit!!!

Astro revvin up my Christmas juices...I love Christmas...what's better the kids are in town from overseas for the first time in a long time so Christmas is especially joyful this year!!!! HOPE yours are well too!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Hawker's Hoplessly Hinvisible Sants
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 06:30 PM

I don't reckon it's going to get to Blighty by Christmas, but you never know your luck. Santa has the reindeer loaded but not quite ready to fly my dear.

Ho! Ho! Ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 11:54 AM

Dear Santa,

I hope you're feeling up to snuff and above snuffling, but if your nose remains redder than even Rudolph's, just take out your Kleenex or clean Hanky (free of panky), take the advice of all those bumper stickers and "HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS!" in an act of praise to show him you wish him a Happy Birthday. And I'll put out a shot or two for the elves to have a good snort in your homor.

'Tis the season, after all....

Be well!
Your Grateful Santee






As for the mince pies, they're off spying on the mint in their ingenious disguise......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Jennie G's SS
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 02:21 PM

Your parcel has started it's loooooong journey.

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander's Secret Santa
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 03:23 PM

My santee, Eyelander -

Never fear, sweet woman
Your Santa will appear
The holidays and all
grow very near

Blitzen and Donder,
They've all gone yonder
Since the North Pole is warming
The icicles aren't forming

But your Santa moves forward
With a gift to you from nor'ward
From me and my elf
To your beautiful self

-Your Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 05:02 PM

Oooohh Santa....you are real! I've been frantically believing here, you know.....

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybell Hildebrand, this is your Santa
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 01:18 AM

It's won't be a wheelbarrow. That's all I can promise at this point.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 02:23 AM

Ohhhh! Hello Santa. So you know about the wheel-barrow affair? Hmmmm. Thank you for the message.
And Jennie -- a Santa for you too.
Cheers and happiness, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: quokka
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 04:32 AM

Just got home from a long day at work to find that Santa has been...now do I have to wait until the actual day???The suspense is killing me. Enquiring minds want to know!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 07:45 AM

well, in the meantime you could start a thread called something like - 2009 Secret Santa pressie received!

then decide whether to open it now or later

sandra (in helpful mode)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 11:26 PM

Well now Maggie.....the sleigh has been packed and the reindeer are warming up as we speak. When the runway is cleared for take off, so to speak, your parcel will be on its way.

So don't stop being good....you don't have it yet......it's still en route......it might fall overboard....anything could happen, it's a very long way from here to there.

Do you reckon Santa would notice if I didn't put this bottle of wine back where it was?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 12:03 PM

I HAVE GOT A SANTA YYYYYYYYYYIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

a vey happy Jillie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM

Feel free to tuck the wine in with my box, if that's what you were thinking. If it is to keep Santa warm, tell him not to open it until after he stops at my house. ;-D

Our weather will make Santa feel right at home. Cold and overcast. But we'll leave the porchlight on!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's busy SS
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 06:05 PM

I'm so proud of you, being in helpful mode and all. I've gathered up your pressie, and I'm preparing it to fly to you on wings of eagles (that's a hint). You're high up on the Good 'Catters List, and I couldn't even find your name in small print on the Naughty 'Catters List, so either you're extremely virtuous, or you're extremely discreet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Barb'rys barmy benefactor
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:36 AM

I'm working on it. These raindeer don't work for nothing you know. They're demanding sou'westers and wellies on expenses.

It will happen; maybe not this Christmas, but next Christmas or sometime in the future, it will happen.

BBB


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:11 AM

thankyou, Santa

eagle mail - wow!

sandra (always helpful, virtuous & discreet)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 05:08 AM

Poem 224 of 230: THE NATIVITY

Vis-à-vis S.C.,
    I prefer to see
Christian children's glee
    When they play-out the
Coming of J.C. -
    The Nativity.

From http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
Or http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
(C) David Franks 2003


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Appointed Santa
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 09:15 AM

Keep your eye on the mailbox long about Wednesday or Thursday. Hope you're still being good...or at least good at it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM

Ooo, ooo, that mean's Friday in this rural town. How exciting!

I'm being good as I can be- hope that's good enough for Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Catherine Jayne's sneakretive santa
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 10:26 AM

ho ho ho
pressie on the go ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 10:51 AM

Work harder Santa! Give those reindeer some porridge and tell them to get on with it... No slacking. (They will need the wet weather gear, though.
Still being good
xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 01:24 PM

All this talk of juices and likker... makes me glad to be dropping down your chimney! Well, present is packed and heading over in your general direction, with a few stops on the way to give the poor old nags a bit of a rest. Should be with you early next week - fingers, hooves and antlers crossed!
Have a great time with the family
xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: sian, west wales
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 06:06 PM

Hey there, My Santa!

Sorry to be out of the loop! I'm snowed under (as you are, probably literally) out here in the Wild West! One of the problems of us getting round to Secret Santaship so late - mid October to December is always a madhouse for me! So if you wanted to get me a Personal Assistant for Christmas ... that would be just fine!

Me likes jewels! Don't generally wear danglies, but that's not to say I wouldn't ... particularly if they were from you! Dried escargot are just fine too ... I spike them on toothpicks and stake them out in the garden; a warning to local snails that I'm not to be annoyed.

Right. I've made some Rather Nice Maple Syrup tarts and some Nanaimo bars. For a drink: are we talking alcoholic, or the classic Glass of Milk?

xxx

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: SharonA
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 06:24 PM

Hey there, Chief Elf! I'm so very glad to hear that your verdict went my way, and that a pressie is coming my way too! It might have arrived already for all I know; I haven't been to the Post Office lately. I can't think that I'm all that good, though, having been away from Mudcat for lo these many days. Too busy galavanting across the Pennsylvania countryside, singing Christmas songs and such.... but I won't really be in the Christmas spirit till I'm staring at my Secret Santa's gift under my tree, trying my best to resist the urge to open it before Christmas morning!

THANK YOU, CHIEF ELF!!!!!

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Leadfinger's Lethargic Lf
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:02 PM

Well, your present is ready to go in the mail. I have great plans to get to the post office one of these next few days. If it gets there by Twelfth Night, it's still the Christmas Season, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Santa
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM

OK, no danglies. The Missus checked previous years, and said that's what she thought. Sorry, but the escargot (fresh and dried) are all gone. I sent them to the French forces in Afghanistan. I do have some chocolate-covered ants left.

A drink? Alcohol, to be sure-but no hot buttered rum, please. Something simple; perhaps a 150-year-old cognac in a warmed snifter, along with some shortbread biscuits. Sorry, but maple sugar tarts stick in my teeth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 03:07 AM

Thank you santa!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Santa
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 06:28 PM

Your pressie is in the mail - but you are off to the colonies?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybell's jolly elf
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 11:27 AM

Things are moving along. I may have to light a fire under the reindeer, they're inclined to hang out behind the Mudcat Tavern and watch the giant squid through the window (they're afraid to actually go in, after some of the events in the jello pit a couple of years ago).


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 01:05 PM

OH YES! I HAVE got a santa!
Im not worried if my pressie is late, gives me something to look forward to! Just glad to know you are there :0)
Cheers, Lucy x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,jacqui.c's wacqui.c-yanta
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:32 PM

Well well well, ho ho ho, so you're in the Old World now, eh? Seems like folks cross the Pond almost as easily as old Santa does, these days. So, now you know that your old Secret Santa didn't leave a present for you under any trees over there. Not that it necessarily means that your old SS didn't send a little package from where you are to where you were and will be again, just to confuse everyone. Not necessarily.

Don't know what you want with old Wacqui.c-yanta's little trinkets anyway, now that you've got that incredible GRAMMY NOMINATION!!!!! Congratulations all 'round to you, Kendall and Dan. Good on ya indeed!

Ah, well, back to the workshop. Must cobble up the last of the toys to fill the teeny corners of the sleigh. Hum hum hum...

Wacqui.c-cret c-Yanta


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's surprised Secret Santa
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM

One of my elfs stopped my arm as I was about to send your package to the Eagle, and suggested I add One More Thing. I agreed, so it will zoom out on Monday. For a hint, look up the vaudeville/burlesque routine "Slowly I Turned".


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 05:11 PM

Yep, off to the Land of the Silver Birch, Home of the Beaver, where still the Mighty Moose wanders at will. Blue Lake and rocky shore, I will return once more, boom-diddy-boom-boom, boom-diddy-boom-boom. boooooom.

House sitters have arrived and are bedding in, yea verily as I type! So they will be collecting the post and I shall be sitting down on my New Year's Eve return to however much of the Penderyn whisky you leave behind, and I shall open my gift, and think wonderful thoughts of you!

And Happy Christmas to all the Mudelves, Santas, Santees and Grinches. Particularly to the Grinches.

Will touch base next year!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,maire-aine's now calm secret santa
Date: 11 Dec 09 - 03:00 PM

Your pressie is winging its way with the elvish airmail co. to arrive hopefully before the big day

ss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 03:56 PM

Oh!! Thank you Santa. So. Hmmmm. Jello eh? I understand about jello. It only lurkes in the USA -- Canada maybe for all I know too though.
Jello and UK or Aus = not an option. Unless you're being very, very clever in hiding your location. And fire-lighting? Only safe if you're in snow. Be sure the reindeer's bottoms are not smoldering when they arrive here.
Complete trust in your judgement though. Have a lovely Christmas -- you and yours -- including Reindeer and all.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybells' Jolly Jello elf
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 10:54 PM

Joy,

I'm afraid "jello" isn't a real telling clue; if you've visited any of the Mudcat Tavern threads over the past half-dozen years or more you'll know that a "jello pit" is a major feature. Often occupied by a giant squid and various unlucky individuals. English-speaking catters the world round know about that jello pit with lime jello.

Yessiree sir m'am, very well known, so much so that it's a non-clue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 11:40 AM

Dear Santa - I must admit that the Grammy nomination was a superb early present, but I'm sure that I will be equally thrilled by whatever you have in store for me.

I'm trying to be good, but I have the influence of my grandson, Lewis, who is always trying to get me in trouble, so it's VERY difficult to stay on the straight and narrow!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Solicitous Santa
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 02:22 PM

Poor Nancy was in such a state,
For she feared that her Santa was late,
But his reindeer and elves
Had organized themselves
To deliver her package's fate.

They couldn't deliver on Sunday,
So they plan for departure on Monday.
Her package will come
With a rum-pa-pum-pum,
Arriving exactly on One Day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Seek CET Santa
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM

Oh Yooo Hoooo
Mr CET Sir
Reporting in that flight is on schedule and airborne
We anticipate safe delivery by 24th Dec
Please prepare for enjoyment
(This is subject to the reindeer not getting distracted by those guys in red coats and funny hats, or the lumberjacks, bears, excessive snow or only being given directions in French!!!)

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Nancy King
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:34 PM

The wonderful Santa of Nancy
Sent messages writen so fancy!
She tried to respond
With a message "tres grande,"
But her efforts proved just a bit chancy....

Woo hoo! Looking forward to the arrival of The Package! Thanks, Santa!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST, RangerSteve's Stealth Santa
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 06:27 PM

I know, I know...I've been so secretive you are probably wondering if you HAVE a Santa!

Well, you do. And the New Knighted Snakes Postal Disservice (slanderously referred to as "Snail Mail") will be pressed into service tomorrow at the latest. Their up-to-the-minute fleet footed fleet of elvish minions will have this package to you post haste!

You are quite welcome to open it when it arrives...or save it to savor on The Day itself.

Please let me know when it arrives.

Happy Christmas!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's Secret Santa aka S to the
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 07:55 PM

I got the packet to the eagle eyre today, and the bloke in charge of the great birds says it hsould be there in five to ten days, depending on thermals, wing fatigue, and stopping for snacks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:23 PM

YAH!!

sandra (patiently waiting)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 05:10 AM

I am waiting I am waiting I am being very very good (while waiting) but not sure if I can keep this up much longer. Tis the Kilkenny Irish session Christmas Party tonight .... Oh dear!

Hope santa will forgive me in advance!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah's Slightly-Draggin' Sleigh-er
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 09:00 AM

Sweet Sarah Of The Woodwinds,

The package, after a slight repackaging, is far enough on its way to Surrey in a hurry that it would be folly
(la-la-la, la-lah-la-lah!)
to turn back at this point and besides, I'm looking forward to secretly dropping it off....

"There were few at the scene
But they all did agree
That the sleigh-er who ran
Looked a lot like me......"


....so this fellow Kenny can die mysteriously at your party and you won't be implicated. The police will deposit it to their IRA account and go off chasing red herons, scarlet ibises and the like in their clueless manner. Yule still get your much-merited present and it should be worth your wait, maybe even in gold. A few of the elves went overboard this year.....

(No Sarah, the sleigh DOESN'T have a plank and they were forgiven because they still brought it all in under budget. Aaaaaarrrrrgh! "Yard Sales In The Sunset......")


.....So go ahead and let yourself go at your holiday bash and my scout elf can tell me just what it IS that you do at these sessions that might cause you guilt. If the elf gets it on film (or captures Kenny's demise, for that matter) it will be put on next year's account for next year's behavior scan for next year's Santa List.

But I assure you that this year's Pole-winning Santa will be a hard act to follow. (In fact, it might be a hard act to merely follow these long messages). Yule hopefully find your Claus pretty sharp this year.

So get to work drawing your cartoon portrait of Santa before you find out who she or he actually is, and if you find a good picture later on Facebook or a Cat thread, you can draw a caracature of the real thing, as well.

Or have you ventured a guess or two already?

Be good, Be-lieve!

Rest ye merry, Gentle Lady,
Your Santa

And play a good tune for me tonight of your choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 02:54 PM

Santa I am clueless as to your identity. I'm guessing you've taken a holiday from the North Pole to Ingerland. Once you reveal yourself (no perhaps I shouldn't have said that) I'll get pencil to paper for your portrait.

Off to kill a few Kenny's now
The party is really the same as the other sessions every Tuesday but with one exception....the invasion of pork! This consists of sandwiches (inch of bread, inch of ham, inch of bread in thickness) and garnish (pork pies cut into quarters) and if we are really lucky sausage in a basket (a basket with about a hundred chipolata sausages in it oozing with grease!)

I'll play you a tune or two

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: CET
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 08:40 PM

Excellent. This will be reflected on your next fitness report.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah's Shipment-Shape Santa
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 10:27 PM

Sarah,

Don't get a ticket for double porking. Ahhhh, The glory that is Grease!

Chopped up pigmeat for Christmas? Will there be Auld Lang Swine for New Years and Hogamany? I'm told that in America, they don't grind up their hogs until Groundhog Day itself.

So go enjoy your pork, but know that when we meat again with everything at steak, all shall be re-vealed.

I'm glad to see you have no fear of Christmas. After having a few shots tonight, you will be totally immune to Santa-Claustrophobia, Noel Cowardice and North Polio. Nothing will perish beyond your Ken, but as we've already established, poor Kenny's on his own.

So, your unarrived parcel, being still in the delivery system can be considered as "pre" even while it's still classified as "post", but I assure you that your present will be passed to you in the near future. So are you OK with the present "time-space continue-'em"? Our favorite flutist deserves to be gifted as well as talented.

You can tell me tomorrow what tunes were played with me in mind.


Rest Ye Even Merrier,
Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's gobsmacked SS
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 09:54 AM

Patient, virtuous AND discreet?!? I'll get the paperwork started on your sainthood.

(ed note: one of the examples of St Nicholas' sanithood was smacking somebody during the Council of Nicea. This was held as proof of his sainthood because the Emperor Constantine did not have him executed for committing a violent act in the emperor's presence. The petty detail that Constantine agreed with Nicholas had nothing to do with it. Really.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Distracted Santa
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 04:16 PM

Oh Alison, your Santa must apologize. He got soused with eggnog and didn't have his act together - the reindeer will take off tomorrow, but I fear from the North Pole to Australia will take them more than a week. Rest assured, gifties are on the way!

Old Christmas is January 6. Does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybell's apologetic elf
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:48 AM

Joy,

If I had the gift of confab like some of our Mudcatters, I'd turn this into a song. But here's the long and short of it:

Those reindeer, the ones that hang around behind the Mudcat Tavern, they're the third string group hired by a contractor who works for me out of necessity (too many places to visit on my own any more). That group is a little hung over right now and they refused to head to your side of the planet. Something about the essence of permafrost in their veins will boil at your current temperatures.

So we've devised a little plan. This group of reindeer may be lushes, but they're fairly creative when they're hungover sober. They hauled out an old Trebuchet leftover from a television series filmed in Washington and set in Alaska. Said it managed to lob an upright grand piano across a field so it should manage this (relatively) tiny little package for you. They got out their pocket calculators and their slide rules (some are old school) and calculated that based upon the shape, weight, and wrapping of the package, plus the angle, the resistance and the thin air, they can lob this thing up over the equator and hit your property pretty easily. I've asked them to miss the house and don't bounce it off the car or they'll break all of the glass.

Yours truly,

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz'z pleazed and dazed Zanta
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:50 AM

Dan, big package iz en route. Wrapped prezzie(z) inzide. Safe to open carton.

Enjoy! Ho ho ho!

Zanta

P.Z. Dratted zticky keyz!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:16 AM

Here we are just a week away and no word from Santa for me. :-(
Are you out there, Santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Vectis's Very Virtuous Santa
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 04:35 PM

Greetings to you now enjoying summer near the bottom of the world.

Most of your pressie will soon be in the hands of one of Santa's favourite helpers, who has promised to deliver the package directly to you, thus cutting out the postman.

There was a little problem in completing part of your gift and that will follow on as soon as possible after the yuletide break. With luck it may be with you upon your return to the UK.

In the meantime, enjoy your Christmas with your family down there in the nether regions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty,No Longer Baffled Santa (AKA B
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 05:43 PM

Dear Batty,
The nisser, tomter, elves, brownies and other assorted wee folk have been hauling all kinds of assorted bits 'n pieces back from wherever. I don't inquire too closely as to where or how they acquire some of these things, though. Deniability can be a good thing... Anyway, mthe package is being assembled and will be winging its way to you soon. There may even be a personal delivery involved, elves can be so handy sometimes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Wolfhounds Secret Santa
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 07:04 PM

Well the parcel of goodies destined for you had been loaded onto the sleigh and sent off in a northerly direction. Hopefully the snow wont impedethe journey too much and your Gifts will arrive before Christmas Day.
Have a Jolly time
Santa x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Secret Santa of a Cornish Cat
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 11:21 AM

The reindeer are galloping, galloping, the elves are scurrying, scurrying, and other seasonal thingies are doing other things ending with -ing. With luck your parcel will be with you in time for Christmas. You may open the outer covering and investigate, but on no account open the rest before December 25th! It might turn into something nasty!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Hopeful Santa
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 04:52 PM

Alison, your package is on its way, but the reindeer cannot promise to be there in time. These new animal protection are such a hassle - apparently 24 hours of hoofing it in a row is just too much for the NPSPCA.

Your present should arrive just before Christmas if we're lucky and soon after if we're not.

HO HO HO!

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 01:43 AM

add to that the current postal strike ...

sandra (who just might be delivering the last few local cards!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM

Santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 10:33 AM

"Personal delivery"...uh oh. That sounds dangerous. (Well...there was "personal delivery" involved last year, too -- definitely not dangerous.)

A-waiting...


Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BB(NL)BS's personal delivery elf
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 06:56 PM

Inquiring minds want to know if:
1. You will be at home on Tuesday the next?
2. Your driveway is navigable?
3. Will there be a warm beverage available?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 07:05 PM

Dear Secret Santa,
I promise not to open it until 25th. Can't wait. I have been a very good girl......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: alison
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 11:13 PM

thanks Santa

I am happy to wait

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 11:28 PM

BARB'RY - got a message from your barmy benefactor to say "sorry, life has gotten in the way and your gift will be an 'Old Christmas' present"... do not fear, you have not been forgotten, just misplaced.

I'm off to sing Christmas carols at the Ritz Hotel later... just thought I'd mention that! :D

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 05:26 AM

Thanks Liz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,artbrooks Evil Santa
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM

There has been a major problem with recalcitrant Elves but things are progressing , though sadly delayed


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 09:45 AM

Dear Santa, glad to hear that you are still out there. We are going out of town tomorrow (who the hell goes to Pittsburgh in December, voluntarily!), so there will be no harm done if it doesn't arrive before THE DAY. Just remember, the elves ain't got no union, so make the little buggers work some free overtime.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 10:30 AM

Dear Santa
I have been good, honestly - but you've been so quiet and as yet there's no sign of anything arriving. Has something gone wrong? Are you OK? Should I be worried or is it all in hand?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Secret Santa to Wyrd Sister
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 10:37 AM

Oh Dear Me, Oh Dear Me! Santa's helpers have been unwell and not been able to get to the the sky trolley out..   Have no fear I think they'll be well enough by tomorrow to head for the skies. The parcel shall be marked EXTRA first class and we'll keep our fingers crossed.

Have a lovely Christmas and all celebrations you may have.

SSTWS with sincere apologies


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 07:32 PM

If "BB(NL)BS's personal delivery elf" pertains to Bat Goddess (and someone seems to think it does) --

No, alas, both Tom and I will be working on Tuesday. (He works 8-4; I work noon-8.) The driveway is currently navigable in MY car (Subaru) but not in Tom's (Saturn) and, since no one will be home there will be no treats of any temperature (unless you knock off an icicle) available.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BaTTY'S DELIVERY ELF (dAMN CAPLOCK!)
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 07:43 PM

If Tuesday doesn't work, how about Wednesday?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander's Secret Santa
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 01:14 AM

Ah, sweet Eyelander, it's good to know
That your pressie arrived, through the ice and the snow
The gift's small in size, I hope you won't mind
But the present therein, I hope proves a gem of a find

Your Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 04:08 AM

Great!! No worries, Santa. So many trees here it's bound to land in branches. I'll have a tame Eagle bring it on down for me. Or maybe a Mudlark, Magpie, Tiger Snake, whatever.
Horray. Thank you.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 09:41 AM

Wednesday, Dec. 30th will work -- how about a hint as to time? (So I can find a chair under all the piles o' stuff...)

Warm beverage will be available.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BaTTY'S DELIVERY ELF (dAMN CAPsLOCK!)
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 12:54 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of Wed the 23rd, but if that doesn't work, maybe it will be waiting for you at SINSULL's instead. Be afraid, be VERY afraid!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Greg Stephen's Geriatric, Grotty Santa
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 03:40 PM

Hi Greg

Fret not that your gift hasn't turned up yet. Due to life, the universe and everything I have got confused. Who altered the dates of the year???

You SHOULD get your pressie by the Old Christmas if the elves have not gone on strike by then or the mental amnesia completely set in.

Have a great New Christmas. It's good to make it last.

Love and hugs
xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 08:53 PM

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 23rd is definitely out -- Tom's off for more tests, I've got errands all over the place. Not sure when I'll be home or out. Probably more out than home. And then I have to actually get some pre-Christmas stuff done, too, which I have NOT had a chance to do.

Sorry, Santa! I have so little time these days that's not taken up with work, Tom's medical stuff or trying to get done the day-to-day stuff that needs to get done around the house (not that my house looks like ANYTHING has been done to it for months!).

Hmmm...Chez Sinsull can be dangerous all by itself! (But do I have to be as afraid as she should be at the threat of the glorious find that lies in HER future?!?)

chortle.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 11:13 AM

Still nothing from you, Santa. Not a message, not a card, nothing. I hope you're all right.
We have some snow here but the postman has been managing to get here each day ....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 11:34 AM

Anne,
pull up a chair and have some hot cocoa. I'm in the same Santaless boat...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Eye Lander
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 12:32 PM

Dear Secret Santa

I haven't looked at all, Andy has peeped inside the envelope to see if I could unwrap any further but I was advised not to. Am now very excited about Christmas Day, (how quick can I eat my lunch, wash up and get a cuppa)

Oh God I love the excitement!!!!!    I may even wait til Boxing Day to make it last longer, mmm   Maybe that's a bit silly.

Tra SS
Have yourself a lovely.
xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: CET
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 06:55 PM

Well, it's here exactly as promised - a very interesting looking parcel from the U.K. with NO return address. Can't think how that got through Canada Customs. I can hardly wait.

I can definitely see a promotion to Santa Claus first class in your future.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 11:31 AM

I hear the package I sent missed hitting the house. Good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's ssecretssantass
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 01:19 PM

Anne Lister, Anne Lister, patience, but no fear, is called for at this time... Santa and the elves have magically assembled your pressies, but being caught in a vortex of moving the workshop to new digs, instead of flying by sleigh, the Gifts will instead be coming by slow camel, as is traditional in these parts, and should be there by Easter Epiphany, if they don't get too lost in the desert or confused by the snow on the way. But, come they will, to extend your Christmas season!

In the meantime, we wish you the very best of Christmas and for the New Year!

~ yr ever faithful SS crew


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Blatant Santa
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 01:33 PM

Alison, there will be no mystery whatsoever when your pressies finally arrive, I fear. Santa is being ecological this year (Yeah, that's it - ecological) and saving the world from wrapping paper. Oh all right - I confess. Santa was a wee bit rushed. Not nearly rushed enough, or Christmas wouldn't be late.

For Customs reasons, Santa also had to include his or her real name on the outside of the package. Apparently they wouldn't even let the reindeer in the country without a responsible adult.

Fortunately, Santa had them fooled on both counts!

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Hawkers Hopelessly Hinvisible Santa
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 07:47 PM

The reindeer are packed and the sleigh is on its way, could be with you late this week or next.
Sorry it is late, I had to wait until I went into town for some of the items.

Enjoy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Firecat-claws
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 06:50 AM

O.Kaaayyyyyyy ... it was posted well before Christmas and on 'home turf' soooooo ... has it arrived, Firecat?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM

Barb'ry - more apologies... the GPS (Great Polar Signpost) got trashed and all sorts of things have happened... you will get something, but I'd really recommend not holding your breath until it gets there!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Hawkers Hopelessly Hinvisible Santa
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 08:02 AM

Hi Hawker

Has your pressie arrived yet? If it hasn't it should have by now.

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:35 AM

Haven't heard from my Secret Santa since he/she mentioned a delivery date of the day pre-Christmas when I was not going to be home.

Santa? Still out there, Santa?

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 02:41 PM

Still nothing here either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009/Fireclaws
From: Tig
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 03:27 PM

Firecat was so overcome with her pressie we haven't been able to get any sense out of her since :-)

She was also very distressed that she couldn't work out who the wonderful person who KNEW she lived for Dr Who has actually BEEN to the exhibition to choose her present - AND sent her the bag it came in!!!

I suggested she should post to you just as her SS and thought she had done but knowing her ......

Please accept my thanks and appreciation you gave to my hopeless case of a daughter. Identify yourself and I'll make sure she says Thank You herself.

Love and hugs
xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Firecat-claws
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 02:48 PM

Glad to hear it arrived and was acceptable.

The Designated Elf even took a picture of the figurines with Torchwood tower in the background but a) she took them on her mobile phone and can't figure out how to get them 'elsewhere' and b) you can't actually see the tower, just a blazing white light which would be particularly cool if it was UFO related but actually the sun was coming in at a low angle ... !

And you KNOW we don't identify ourselves!

bugs & bunnies,
Firecat-claws


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 04:55 PM

Mary, are YOU my SS?!?

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 10:54 AM

Actually, I've been suspecting Ranger1.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 09:04 AM

Is ANYBODY (besides Liz) paying any attention to this thread?

Just curious...

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 10:04 AM

I was watching it after having a back-channel conversation with Micca about one of his previous santees. :)


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