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Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!

Pseudolus 12 Oct 01 - 04:38 PM
Clinton Hammond 12 Oct 01 - 05:01 PM
Allan C. 12 Oct 01 - 05:10 PM
Steve in Idaho 12 Oct 01 - 05:22 PM
Clinton Hammond 12 Oct 01 - 05:48 PM
catspaw49 14 Oct 01 - 07:09 PM
Jeri 14 Oct 01 - 07:17 PM
Mary in Kentucky 14 Oct 01 - 07:17 PM
GUEST,cookieless Mary 14 Oct 01 - 07:26 PM
Mary in Kentucky 14 Oct 01 - 07:29 PM
Amergin 14 Oct 01 - 07:41 PM
Robin2 14 Oct 01 - 07:45 PM
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Amergin 14 Oct 01 - 07:56 PM
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Big Mick 14 Oct 01 - 08:39 PM
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Fibula Mattock 15 Oct 01 - 06:40 AM
sian, west wales 15 Oct 01 - 07:14 AM
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Subject: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 04:38 PM

OK folks, looks like the Secret Santa thing is a go!! First a brief description of what is going on. I will collect all of the names and addresses of the folks that would like to participate. I will give them to my wife who has graciously offered to mix the names in a hat and draw them to sign each person up with a secret Santa. This way, I won't know who my SS is! She will then join Mudcat (Yay!!!) and PM everyone (email if you prefer) with the person that they are the Secret Santa for including address etc. Clinton will set up a hints thread so that we can all go out there and shamelessly ask for stuff!

So here are the rules......

PM Pseudolus with your real name, email address, and mailing address by 10/19 at the latest. If someone feels that we need more time let me know.

Visit the hints thread to see what interests everyone has. It'll make shopping a lot easier!!

Try to stay in and around $20 (U.S.) unless of course you have me, then go as high as you want!! LOL!!!

Teasing someone in the hints thread will be encouraged, in other words logging in as "GUEST, Pseudolus' Secret Santa" would be fun and also helpful if you have questions.

We should have a date that we attempt to get the gifts delivered by but since we are global, I'll leave that open to suggestion in this thread.

Clinton, if I missed anything, please feel free to add!!

Any Questions???? PseudoClaus


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Subject: ME ME ME!!!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:01 PM

Ummm... ya... the hints thread is not for dropping hints at who you might be shopping for... that's supposed to be a total surprise... the hints thread is a place to go to answer a few simple questions to give your SS a better idea when shopping for ya... so posting as Guest is really pointless...

What are we gonna do, Frank, if yer wife want's to be part of the SS now??? LOL!!!

The hints thread will be up soon...

Oh ya... I'm in BTW... PM is on the way...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:10 PM

About those mailing addresses...some of the two-letter codes for states in the U.S. can be difficult to decipher by folks who live elsewhere. It could be useful for your Secret Santa to know what is meant by MI, MT, ME, MS, MN or whatever. A small note, separate from your mailing address could be helpful. Just a thought...

A. B. See 123 Fourth St.
San Mateo, CA 56789

(California)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:22 PM

I just decided to look at the favorite "Bah humbug" thing. With the internationality of it - I'm in - PM on the way.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:48 PM

Oh ya... one other thing...

Should you, even after reading your recipients Hints, still be stuck for ideas... the smart move is to have Pseudolus PM/email them on your behalf asking for clarification...

There's also a Hobbity thing that can be done... instead of just going out and spending $20 on something that's on someones list, mathoms are a great way to go... ya know... those trinkets that everyone has around the house that they don't really like but you're certain someone else would...

Crate 'em up and send 'em if ya think they'd suit yer person...

Making something is also VERY cool! Those are the best prezzies, eh Baldrick? ;-)

I guess that was more than one more thing eh... oh well...

,-)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:09 PM

Okay....I'll do the PM thing. I'm in.

A part of this has also often been the fun in guessing at your Secret Santa.....Are we skipping that part?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:17 PM

If my victim recipient guesses I got him/her, I am NOT going to confess admit it!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:17 PM

I'm in. PM on the way to PseudoSanta.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: GUEST,cookieless Mary
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:26 PM

Testing...testing.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:29 PM

Testing again. Is there a faster way to be anonymous than logging out?


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Amergin
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:41 PM

using a different browser...like if you use ie...use netscape or something to post as a guest...and vice versa...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:45 PM

Gosh, do I feel dumb

I want to be in, but how do I PM, and what does PM stand for? (blushing at my ignorance)

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:48 PM

No prob Rob......Under the Quick Links there is a category for Send a Personal Message....click and follow the instructions....and Welcome

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Amergin
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:56 PM

Just watch out for spaw...he'll try to scare you off with all these nekkid pictures of himself...but then it is kinda hard to be scared of some guy with a prune between his legs...

oh and welcome!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:57 PM

Thanks Spaw!

My Pm is on the way!(I've posted my hints first he he)

Robin2


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: CapriUni
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 07:57 PM

I sent a PM to Pseudolus -- I'm in...

(re: guessing the secret santa)

When we would do this in college, we'd do small gifts every day for a week, and then give one bigger present on the last day, and that's when we would guess.... how do you do that without a time limit? And, conversely, would it be possible to set a time limit via the internet and international mailing?

Just wondering...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:00 PM

I think the one gift is the only really doable thing on the Net, but we could drop hints in another thread as "Unnamed Guests"......

I think we did set a time limit for mailing.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:18 PM

I PM'd yesterday.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Big Mick
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:39 PM

I'm in. PM sent yesterday.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Peg
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:41 PM

I wanna do it too! I will PM ya.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:45 PM

PM getting sent. I'm in. Thanks for doing this!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Susan from California
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 09:11 PM

I'm in , too! Pm on the way.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 01:17 AM

Well, guess I'll go for it, too...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 03:35 AM

PM on its way pseud


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 04:50 AM

Count me in, too, folks.

As my gift to whoever is to be my recipient, I'll bow to their tastes and preferences in gifts, of course.
For my part, I have become involved, over the last few years in the "Alternative Gift Market." (I think they have a website at alternativegifts.org or something like that.)
The idea is to give donations to people's preferred charities in lieu of the usually unneeded and often unusable material gifts that we often send each other.
(How many more scarves do I need that don't go with anything in my closet, or how many calendar organizers can I use in a given year?)

I mention this, not to dampen the enthusiasm of folks who like to exchange stuff--I often find that fun, too, if I really know what a person will like--, but to add another dimension to the gift exchange idea. Alternative Gift Market has some great nonprofit organizations to support for humanitarian and environmental and public health causes, etc., and it can be handled just as other gift exchanges. That is, for example, I can tell folks what my pet projects are (and vice versa) and when people make the donations, they send a card telling about the project supported.

It's just one of several options, like the idea above of sending what my sister calls, I think, "fraggle gifts"--things you have received that are lovely (but not suitable for you, yourself) on to someone else.

Anyway, the Secret Santa idea sounds like a smashing idea!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Morticia
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:23 AM

PM on it's way


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 06:40 AM

Ah go on then, sign me up! PM on the way.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 07:14 AM

PM sent!

sian


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:57 AM

I'm in -- Curmudgeon will have to reply on his own.

PM on the way.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:00 AM

Just want to wish you all well with this project-- sounds like fun. We won't be participating this year, but maybe next year.

We have plenty of coal here if anyone needs a supply, as well as reindeer poop. *G*

Frank, you nut-- when are you coming to visit? E-mail me!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:39 AM

PM coming later... someone remind me if I forget....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:04 AM

Oh boy oh boy!!!! :-)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:06 AM

As I posted in another Santa thread, would it be useful to split the secret Santa's into this and that side of the pond to keep postage costs down?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Gervase
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:10 AM

OK, OK, bah humbug, but I'm in too...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Hollowfox
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 11:01 AM

PM sent.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 11:38 AM

Bah, as you say, humbug!

PM on the way!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: MMario
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 12:14 PM

PM sent - luckily this will be well underway before I reach my "Bah Humbug" point (about three days after Thansgiving)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 01:28 PM

I'm in! PM a-comin'...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 02:08 PM

Whoa, I just logged in after a busy weekend and we now have 29 in the pool!!!!! Life is good......

Frank


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 02:24 PM

Me too. Bah Humbug and all.

Nathan,
If I woke up and found my man with a prune between his legs, I would at least be disappointed if not downright frightened! Merry Christmas all.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:58 PM

Pruniphilia?


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:23 PM

I would rather not split the pool as has been suggested. I really did want to the chance to send some good old canned possom from KY to England if I got the chance :)

no really, I think it would be neat to send to someone across the pond something unique from my tiny corner of the world...I really wouldn't mind the postage.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:28 PM

I agree, Robin.

And I would rather have a tiny tin of REAL English tea than a big gift. hint, hint


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:32 PM

Me too.

No - pruniphobia


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:34 PM

Mary,

Or a package of Irish Oatmeal, for me perhaps? Oh heck, let's just bribe someone to send it NOW LOL

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 02:55 AM

OH, OH, OH ... Me toooo! Will PM tomorrow.

LL


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 03:53 AM

I've just PMed so I guess I'm in!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 04:29 AM

Just a question about splitting the pool - perhaps that's not a bad idea - I mean, if we post something overseas, do we not have to put a return address on the customs form...? There goes the secrecy if that's so. (Also, let's clearly mark the envelope "Mudcat Secret Santa" so people aren't worried about strange envelopes turning up on their doorstep...)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 07:50 AM

We could send it to another pondside catter, and ask them to forward it....?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 08:05 AM

aha! A woman with a plan!!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 08:08 AM

Good idea. However, I thought that by the time we sent "the gift" we could reveal our identity. Also, here in the US we have to have the zip code on packages before they will be delivered. When I put USA on my address to PseudoSanta I forgot to put the zip code. Also, for delivering packages via UPS or Fed Ex, the street address must be on there. I have a PO Box, so the post office is now getting picky about requiring that. I now put both addresses on forms, but some bureaucrat usually omits one of them!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Kim C
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 10:04 AM

Regarding return addresses... we are going to have to do them anyway, for safety reasons. Personally I am not going to open a package with no return address on it, nor would I expect anyone else to.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 10:13 AM

I'm going to use my work address for sending and receiving. It feels safer.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 10:47 AM

OK folks, here's the scoop. If you would like to stay on your own side of the pond send a PM to KarenB (my wife!). If that is the case she will make sure that the person you are sending to will be close, well, in the same country at least. The rest will be drawn totally random. I think it might be fun to have someone outside the US so I personally will take my chances but I totally understand if someone wants to "stay local".

So, my wife will be drawing names this weekend and you should know who you are shopping for by the end of the day (PseudoClaus time) on Sunday.......

Frank

P.S. If you know anyone who wanted to be in but hasn't PM'd yet, tell him or her to hurry!!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 01:35 PM

PseudoClaus! Heehee! I love it!

It don't matter to me where my person is from. Choose away. :-)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 01:58 PM

The whole idea is that when they open it, then the find out who it's from! It doesn't have to stay secret forever... as a matter of fact, if mudcat wasn't so uptight aobut threads with pics in them, we couild start a thread after X-mas to post pics of us with out gifts... Sorta a "look what I got, what did you get" thing...

doesn't someone else here have a mb??? Maybe we could do such a thread there if mudcat won't relax about pics in threads....


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 02:21 PM

Gawd CH, gotta' love ya'.....You're such an incredible pain in the ass!

I think we might get Jeff to throw a few in a special section of the photos pages if we don't push him too hard time wise. He's been doing a helluva' job at getting things up within a few days after he gets them, so maybe he could work us in. Or we could all post to one of the remaining free accounts.....Whoever it is that's still doing it. It's a good idea and I think we can all figure something out.

HEY PSEUDOCLAUS!!! What's the official count and can we get a list posted of the participants?

Spaw--Being a pain in the ass


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: MMario
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 02:34 PM

make for more fun with the guessing if no list is published.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Amergin
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 03:17 PM

i agree with mmario on that....


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 03:19 PM

I wasn't suggesting anything about matchups, just who is playing? Whatever guys......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: MMario
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 03:48 PM

'spaw - iffen you don't know fer shure who's playin' it adds that element of mystery...sorta like not knowing whether or not Cleigh has "been" recently when you prepare to toot.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 05:31 PM

Count me in! I'm one of those "Christmas nuts" described in the Lou and Peter Berryman song ("Do You Believe in Me?"), but my gift-giving circle has been shrinking in recent years as relatives and friends have passed on. So I will happily add a Secret Sant-ee to my "give" list! Thanks, Pseudolus and Mrs. Pseudolus!!


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 05:37 PM

Or whether he has wiped/been wiped eh spaw??

ROTFLMAO

Steve


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Gloredhel
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 08:23 PM

PM sent. forgot to include e-mail. oh, well.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 08:49 PM

I've got lots of space on my webpage for pics if anyone wants to have a central spot for them to be posted.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 11:17 PM

That would be really nice of you Robin. I was thinking that it wouldn't have to be a permanent thing, just awhile until all the players have a chance to look and then you could delete them.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Burke
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 10:00 PM

I'm in. Just sent my P.M.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 09:23 AM

In case you've been thinking about this and haven't joined up yet, remember today is the last day to join in!! Send me a PM with the details listed in my first post and you're all set!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: GUEST,Claus of North Pole
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 11:47 AM

I may or may not be in. It's a secret.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: SharonA
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 06:28 PM

*refresh*

So when does this offer expire? Midnight tonight? In which time zone? ;^)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:14 PM

OK, I'll set up a spot on my webpage for everyone to post their photos of what they got from their Secret Santa. You can get the pictures to me two ways; email them as an attachment in jpeg format to tenpennybit@cs.com , or you can snail mail them to MUDCAT SECRET SANTA PICS, P.O. Box 16406, Louisville, KY 40256, and I'll scan them for you

As soon as I start getting pics, I'll post a URL here for everyone to see them.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 01:40 AM

I did the PM - I think I'm in - it's 1:30 AM here on the 20th.

Got to check this board more often...

pax yall


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 08:35 PM

With less than 24 hours to wait, the players are gatheres in rapt anticiaption of the Great Drawing. Looks of anticipation are prevalent.........or is it gas?

Whatever it is, the countdown begins...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 12:16 PM

All the names are in (including Blackcatter!!). Mrs. Pseudoclaus (KarenB) is busy getting the names together to send out today!! Very exciting....

Frank


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 08:08 PM

Oh Oh, I can't wait...the supense

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 08:59 PM

Okay, Okay......Where the hell is my e-mail!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: KarenB
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 09:40 PM

OK, OK.....the PM's have all been sent out......If you wanted to be in and you did not get a PM from me, be kind, I'm new at this, just let me know either in this thread or send me a PM......ok?

Also I am not familiar with how to line up some of the addresses outside of the US so if you have a question on the address, let me know, I'll ask the person to clarify and get back to you. The US addresses I can probably handle any questions on so feel free to ask about those as well.....

Karen


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 09:42 PM

WOOOO-HOOOOO !!!! I GOT MINE!!!

hehehehehehehehehehehehehhehehehehehehehehehehehe

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 09:47 PM

I got mine too

How many have joined up? And in how many countries (the historian in me needs to know.)

pax yall


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: alison
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 09:53 PM

and I got mine (so add one for Australia blackcatter!!)

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Robin2
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 10:03 PM

I got mine! Too Excited

A request..if you haven't dropped some hints in the hint thread, please do so PLEASE?,br> Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: KarenB
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 10:04 PM

There are 40 people involved. The US, Canada, UK and Austrailia are involved.

Someone asked a question. When should all of the gifts be sent by? Was that already decided? If so, could someone be kind enough to post it here?

Karen


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 10:01 AM

Karen....

is it too late?

Ella


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 10:35 AM

Help: Regarding the Secret Santa folks...

Secret Santa HINTS THREAD ;-)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 11:21 AM

Yep, mine's arrived too! Bl**dy awkward sod, too. (But not 'spaw, as it happens) Could use more hints than have been provided to date but ... so be it! You'll get what you deserve!!!!!

sian


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Kim C
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 11:32 AM

Heehee! I got mine! I got mine! Oh boy this is going to be FUN!!!!! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: CapriUni
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 12:34 PM

I too, have someone who has not given any hints in the "official" hints thread... But I'm not letting that daunt me. I've decided to make it more of a game on my end then just going out and getting something based on a list (Yes, I know filling out a list for Santa is traditional, but I'm not traditional... at least in that sense!).

I've decided to search the forum for my ... erm, what's the term -- "Santee"? ;-), and read several posts by that person in the last month or so, to see if I can actually, sort of, in a way, get to know this person, and see if I can figure out what might be liked.

Just thought others who may be feeling "stuck" might like that idea, too..


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Fortunato
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 01:51 PM

Noreen, I've pm'd my address, is it too late to participate? I WANT TO PLAY, TOO!. Chance.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 03:15 PM

Well my 'Santee' has posted hints (I don't think that's giving too much away?) but belive me, it don't make it any easier! And CapriUni, I've tried reviewing posts as well... hmmm, I wonder...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 03:17 PM

Me, Chance? I was only the busybody who linked the threads together, being a trainee pedant/librarian. I thought I'd left it too late too, but have been included, so you may just be lucky! There may be others who were busy this weekend who missed the closing date.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: SharonA
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 04:05 PM

Got my Santee, too! I'll post my "Hints" for my Santa later today (hope I'm not already too late!)! :^) :^) :^)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 04:24 PM

Fortunato, I'll give your name and info to my wife. She apparently has left some things open to be able to juggle....not sure how, she's not talking......Hrumph!!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Burke
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:13 PM

Shopping already? OK, so I'll go work on my hints.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: GUEST,Fortunato behind the wall
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:26 PM

Thanks, Frank, this is the kind of stuff I really like.


Noreen, I always go directly to the most attractive woman in charge to ask my questions. Exactly what is a pendant librarian? Your bud, Micca is a bit shy and rather quiet, but with a little American cider we managed to bring him out of his shell. If you can't come to see me, I'll just have to come over and see you guys next year. Cheers, Chance


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:32 PM

Oh, shopping, yes. Santee's gift already nearly decided, is. Santee grateful, you will be. Postage large it will be, also :)


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:53 PM

:0) Chance, why are you behind the wall? You hiding from a noisy little hairy bloke? See you soon then!

And I've been thinking about possible gifts for my giftee too... something's bound to turn up in the house move...


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Burke
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 07:48 PM

Was a time set for mailing? I can't seem to find it. Guidance for overseas shipping is also needed espeically as to time, but also possible restrictions.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Burke
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 08:59 PM

Answered my own question. I guess the US Postal Service is a bit too distracted by things like diseases by mail, to post this year's Christmas mailing deadline. I went to the USPS web site and with a search on Christmas found the deadlines for 1999 & 2000. There are also rate calculators so you can see what your postage will cost from the US.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 09:03 PM

greetings all

I looke around in the U.S. Postal Service site - I couldn't see any time estimations for International mail (typical) so I went to the Canadian Postal Service site and they say give an extimation of 6 to 10 days.

Of course, the closer we get to the holidays the slower the service.

How about if we all mail by about December 1? I guess it doesn't matter - but if you have an international Santee - just make sure to check with your local post office to see how long it will take. Does that sound ok?


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: Burke
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 09:33 PM

Blackcatter, I didn't realize you had posted 2 places. I provided the links in the other thread, but for surface mail it looks like early Nov. mailings are recommended


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: RangerSteve
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 09:55 PM

OK, I got the name and address of the person I'm supposed to send a gift to, but she hasn't posted on the hints thread. She's is serious danger of getting a copy of my out of print cassette tape. I hope she likes old-time country music. Come on, folks, you have to post your wants so the rest of us know what to get you.


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: GUEST,Robin
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 10:06 PM

Ranger Steve,
Capriuni posted a great idea, and that is to search the forum for previous posts of your intended victim, ahem, gift recipient to get ideas

Ps, I like oldtime music in case you are MY Secret Santa!

Robin


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Subject: RE: Secret Santa....OK, now who's in?!?!?!?!
From: SharonA
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 06:53 PM

Don't forget that the mail is going to take even longer this year, since it's going to be scrutinized more carefully for bio-nastiness. Also, mail may be diverted to other post offices if the one you're sending to happens to become contaminated (that's already happening in the Trenton, NJ area). So the sooner sent, the better!


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