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BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints

Sorcha 12 Oct 02 - 11:19 AM
catspaw49 12 Oct 02 - 12:08 PM
Micca 12 Oct 02 - 12:10 PM
Jeri 12 Oct 02 - 12:14 PM
Micca 12 Oct 02 - 12:16 PM
Genie 12 Oct 02 - 12:31 PM
catspaw49 12 Oct 02 - 01:29 PM
CapriUni 12 Oct 02 - 01:56 PM
Liz the Squeak 12 Oct 02 - 02:03 PM
khandu 12 Oct 02 - 02:25 PM
Gloredhel 12 Oct 02 - 02:34 PM
Sorcha 12 Oct 02 - 02:59 PM
Jeri 12 Oct 02 - 03:31 PM
Amergin 12 Oct 02 - 04:53 PM
artbrooks 12 Oct 02 - 06:05 PM
Amergin 12 Oct 02 - 06:17 PM
Mary in Kentucky 12 Oct 02 - 08:50 PM
alison 12 Oct 02 - 09:34 PM
Helen 12 Oct 02 - 09:53 PM
Robin2 12 Oct 02 - 10:47 PM
RolyH 13 Oct 02 - 01:49 PM
RangerSteve 13 Oct 02 - 06:28 PM
Bat Goddess 13 Oct 02 - 07:11 PM
Genie 13 Oct 02 - 11:50 PM
Kim C 14 Oct 02 - 10:31 AM
Edain 14 Oct 02 - 12:27 PM
Mudlark 14 Oct 02 - 09:51 PM
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Blackcatter 15 Oct 02 - 12:12 AM
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Mudlark 15 Oct 02 - 01:39 AM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Oct 02 - 10:53 AM
Fibula Mattock 15 Oct 02 - 11:34 AM
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greg stephens 16 Oct 02 - 05:50 AM
Giac 16 Oct 02 - 10:00 AM
SharonA 16 Oct 02 - 03:54 PM
JenEllen 16 Oct 02 - 04:11 PM
Micca 16 Oct 02 - 08:01 PM
Amos 17 Oct 02 - 11:44 AM
Hollowfox 17 Oct 02 - 12:07 PM
Catherine Jayne 18 Oct 02 - 11:40 AM
Mrs Cobble 18 Oct 02 - 06:09 PM
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SharonA 23 Oct 02 - 09:36 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 11:19 AM

1. what is your age range?

2. gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?

9. what is your t-shirt size?

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

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

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

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 12:08 PM

1. what is your age range? somewhere between 1 and 100 with 53 being a good guess.

2. gender? Yes, I have one. Do the words "hung like a horse" have any meaning to you?

3. Do you have a favorite color? Plaid

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Anything pornographic

5. what books have you really been wanting? "Long Steel Rail" but it ain't in the price range.

6. what type of music do you like? Whatever is not on the radio

7. what cds have you really been wanting? How about a 6 month one for, say, oh $10,000?

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Debbie Does Dallas...I wore out my previous 39 copies

9. what is your t-shirt size? I buy mine from Columbus Tent and Awning

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Surgeries

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Cleaning up Weimaraner crap from the backyard

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   Hmmmm.....All of mine is either green or rusty.....Which goes better with gold or silver?

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like After 17,000 posts here including the most intimate details of my life, not to mention pictures of my Sigmoid Colon, I can't think of a thing

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I don't eat seeds or nuts.....And I'm allergic to a drug called "Versed." If you send drugs, be sure they are opium based and not the ones with nuts.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Micca
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 12:10 PM

Remember VHS is very country specific if tempted to send videotapes..

NTSC=USA and Canada
PAL= UK and Ireland
SECAM =France

Also For DVDs they have to be Country coded as well or9prferably Universal)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 12:14 PM

Oh Lord, Give Me Catspaw...
(Not LITERALLY, please...at least not without a year's supply of batteries.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Micca
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 12:16 PM

"Oh Lord won't you send me a Catspaw to lend
My friends all have Uncles. I must make amends
to tease me and drive me right round the bend
Oh Lord won't you send me a Catspaw to lend"


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Genie
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 12:31 PM

Thanks, Spaw!! I needed a morning bellylaugh!!

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 01:29 PM

Always happy to help.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: CapriUni
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 01:56 PM

Excuse the rearranging but, just to get these out of the way:
5. what books have you really been wanting?
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?

I have nothing specific on my current wish list, so I can't answer any of those questions... oh, and I do not have a VCR at the moment.

1. what is your age range? I will be somewhere between 38 and 40 a few weeks after Yule (which I celebrate, rather than Christmas), so you have extra time to mail me something. If you're running late, just call it a "birthday present" -- my parents always did! ;-)

2. gender? Double X

3. Do you have a favorite color? Jewal and earth tones... anything but pastels

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Myths and folklore, both "Straight" and retold in modern fiction guise.

6. What type of music do you like? Saying "Folk" around here doesn't help much, does it? Hmmm... lessee: Child Ballads, Robert Burns, Turlough O'Carolan, worldbeat, sea shanties, Appalachian, folk-rock, Early (Middle ages, Renaissance), Blues, Bach, Mozart, pre-1950's jazz, pre-1970's country, Children's/Humor...

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large (42" or 105 cm chest)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect stories, particularly folklore (easy to carry, and useful to have when conversations lag).

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drawing, decorating clothing.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver. But I don't wear much jewelry... don't wear rings, finger or ear.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. That's all I can think of right now... hope this helps!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 02:03 PM

Send it registered post!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: khandu
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 02:25 PM

Spaw,

Hung like a horse??? HA! HA! HA!HA!

You must have meant "sea-horse"!

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Gloredhel
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 02:34 PM

1. Age range: I'll be 18 on 28 December.
2. Gender: XX
3. Favorite color: at the moment, dark red, but green, blue, and bright yellow as well (not any shade of purple or pink)
4./5. Fav authors/type of books: G.K. Chesterton (I have quite a lot of his stuff, but I don't have any Father Brown books.) Grahame Greene (don't yet have The Heart of the Matter) Books on folklore and medieval history also welcome.
6. Music: popular music pre-1960. Classical music, especially of the Baroque and Romantic periods. Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, English, American folk music. Shape-note music. Gregorian chant. Early polyphony.
7. Anything by Steeleye Span or Fairport Convention (heard the music but don't have any CD's yet!) Welsh, Manx, or otherwise hard-to-find Celtic.
8. Don't watch movies much.
9. T-shirt size: medium (as long as it's not from the "juniors" section)
10. I don't collect anything, unless it would be letters and postcards that people send me.
11. Hobbies: Music is my life. There is nothing else.
12. I prefer silver-tone jewelry. But no more necklaces, please. The harp necklace that SharonA sent last year, the treble-clef my harp teacher gave me, and my cross are pretty much all I wear anymore. I do have pierced ears.
13. Anything else important: if it has a shamrock on it, it does not stay in my house. If you come from a place that sells decent tea or tea balls that don't let half the tea leaves leak out into the cup, such items would be much appreciated. I also want postcards of wherever you come from! :)
14. Allergies: none known.

Hope that's specific enough for ya, Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 02:59 PM

I suppose I'd better..........

1. what is your age range? 50ish

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Hunter/forest green

4. favorite authors/ type of book? GOOD sci-fi

5. what books have you really been wanting? Fiddle tune books, regional/ethnic cookbooks

6. what type of music do you like? Anything except that metal crap

7. what cds have you really been wanting? CD player broke

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? don't do movies

9. what is your t-shirt size? Men's large preferred

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Fiesta ware, tune books

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Quilting, gardening

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like--No allergies known


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 03:31 PM

1. what is your age range?
I don't think this matters unless you're trying to decide whether to send Brad Pitt or Sean Connery. Middle-aged
2. gender?
F
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Not really, but I'm not fond of bright primary colors and prefer earthy or wossname - muted, heathery, in-between colors.
4. favorite authors/ type of book?

5. what books have you really been wanting?
I like old songbooks, but I might have it already.
6. what type of music do you like?
Yes. Er, traditional English music, sea music (shanties other songs, modern melodic acoustic-folkish such as Garnet Rogers, Gordon Bok, Kate Wolf, David Francy(sp?) (I've heard his songs but not HIM) and I'm open to singers I'm not already familiar with.
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Gaughan's 'Outlaws & Dreamers' (haven't found it anywhere). Surprise is good though.
8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
Don't usually buy movies
9. what is your t-shirt size?
I like x-lg up to humongous.
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Musical instruments. A Martin 00-18 would be nice, or a Tim Phillips 5 string violin. They're a mere 1,750 quid, or $2,733.15.
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
I've done (and enjoy) all sorts of stuff. Painting, drawing, beading, photography, gardening, reading fantasy, .
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Gold. Prefer necklaces, bracelets and stuff for my hair. I have pierced ears but I'm allergic to most of the earrings I have.
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I like intricate designs such as Celtic knotwork and filligree as well as abstract things like marbling. I like stained glass and pictures of it (got a Tiffany glass calendar now). Scarves and bandanas. Food and food related stuff. Craftwork. Surrealistic anythings (although it's not everybody's cup of fur). I like candles and (pleasantly) smelly things.

I'm allergic to nickel, but not seriously. Nickel in anything except earrings is fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Amergin
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 04:53 PM

1. what is your age range? not that it matters...but am late 28

2. gender? well the last i checked i had a peepee....

3. Do you have a favorite color? dark colours....like blues or blacks...

4. favorite authors/ type of book? history and poetry...especially labour history....and i like plays and such...

5. what books have you really been wanting? the king's threshold by yeats.....or the eric bogle songbook....the latter am sure is impossible to find...the former well out of the price range...

6. what type of music do you like? well...bluegrass...irish, scottish, english folk...american folk...some singer songwriter stuff...would especially be interested in the santa's music...or music from their area....

7. what cds have you really been wanting? i generally usually just get them on my own...

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?i buy my own movies.....

9. what is your t-shirt size? large to extra large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?dust...pens...

11. what are some of your other hobbies? writing...singing...

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? i like silver tone...but i only wear a loop in each ear...and one necklace....

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like bloody hell i don't know....am very much into mythology and folklore also...and well...folklore of your area would be interesting too....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: artbrooks
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 06:05 PM

1. what is your age range?   Huuummm...how old IS Liz the Squeak? Me, I'm 56

2. gender? male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark/hunter/sage green (and YES I know thay aren't all the same color!)

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Science fiction/space opera, but I mostly read or buy what I want as soon as it comes out.

5. what books have you really been wanting? See #4

6. what type of music do you like? Folk (silly question)...actually, "celtic" sounding stuff. Of course, "what is celtic" is a question that is almost as likely to incite violence as "what is folk".

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing that I've been panting over, but CDs of local groups that don't get wide distribution are always interesting.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Nothing that comes to mind...I was hoping to get "Lord of the Rings" for my birthday...and did.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Military minitures (toy soldiers), but I wouldn't really call myself a collector

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Does wasting time on Mudcat count?

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, but I only wear the one ring, and herself would be upset if I replaced it.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like I don't care much for kitch and knick-knacks. I "play" bodhran, but normally not in public places. I'm retired, and a full-time graduate student in history.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Amergin
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 06:17 PM

oh come on art...we all know women stay 25 eternally......some just more eternally than others....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 08:50 PM

1. what is your age range? 53ish

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book? history or geography from a Mudcatter's area, musicbooks with "dots," computer/HTML books or lists of great bookmarks, brainteasers, flower books with lots of pictures.

5. what books have you really been wanting? old music books

6. what type of music do you like? traditional Irish, Scottish, & English, opera, classical, some bluegrass, anything Ralph Vaughan Williams had anything to do with, anything Chopin, Christmas Carols from around the world.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? the Irish/Scottish ballads that everyone else at Mudcat already knows.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? none.

9. what is your t-shirt size? large.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? postcards from around the world.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? flower gardening

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver now that my hair is gray

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
I like to learn about other people/cultures/geography around the world.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No allergies, easy to please, favorite charity is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, don't really cook enough to enjoy cookbooks, but I like to eat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: alison
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 09:34 PM

1. what is your age range? mid 30's

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Doesn't really matter

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Amusing travel writers/ celtic type fantasy

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like? All sorts, mainly celtic

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Don't worry about this one…. The tapes won't play in Oz

9. what is your t-shirt size? medium

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Cabin cruisers …. Hey its worth a try!!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Music , dancing, camping

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

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Helen
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 09:53 PM

'Spaw - you know that Bette Midler line in the movie called "Outrageous Fortune"? "Does the term bugf--ker or needledick mean anything to you?" Well now she could add sea-horse dick to the list, eh?

Moving right along, before the party gets too rough for this delicate, lady-like little flower. Yes, 'Spaw, I mean me, moi.

**********

My hints are re-worked from last year.

1. what is your age range? 47

2. gender? XX chromosomes

3. Do you have a favorite color? purr-ple, gotta be purr-ple, but other than that: shimmery colours, lots of colours e.g. rainbows, or anything in the purple-blue-magenta range - but not yellow.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Unfortunately for Secret Santas I tend to buy as many books as I can find by my
favourite authors (Margaret Atwood, Nevil Shute, Terry Pratchett etc) so there aren't many gaps left on the shelves
there. But please note: I'm happy with second-hand/used books.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I've nearly got all of the Nevil Shute books now, so that doesn't help much.

6. what type of music do you like? Harp music written by Turlough O'Carolan, e.g. played by Derek Bell of the
Chieftains. Music is difficult because I like so many different types. Not really fond of Country & Western, though. I
love African music, Middle Eastern music, Gypsy music - anything with complex polyrhythms in percussion, even my
Leftfield CD's (techno percussion). All sorts of celtic stuff.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Hard to say. Anything featuring my Secret Santa would be lovely, or anything which my SS loves to listen to. The funny thing is that I don't like many harp CD's except Derek Bell and Sileas and/or The Poozies so that's not really a good option.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Australian video format is VHS/PAL and we have a DVD player but it would have to be playable on an Australian DVD player so maybe this is too hard.


9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium to large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? No, but some of my SS's own art or craft work would be fantastic or anything artistic, e.g. an art print by Monet, or a t-shirt with an art print on it.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drawing/painting with pastels, watercolour pencils. Computer graphics,
digital art, etc Playing the harp (string-type harp)

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

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Robin2
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 10:47 PM

1. what is your age range? I just celebrated the 27th anniversary of my 21st birthday

2. gender? according to my mommy, I have a do-floppy, not a do-hangie

3. Do you have a favorite color? everything other than pink

4. favorite authors/ type of book? nothing with Fabio

5. what books have you really been wanting? any gardening books

6. what type of music do you like? Ky oldtime, Celtic, blues

7. what cds have you really been wanting? any old John Mayall recordings would be cool, or any CD's of mountain music (no bluegrass)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
    don't watch TV

9. what is your t-shirt size? 1X
   
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? cats...thank you, I have enough right now, don't send more

11. what are some of your other hobbies? gardening

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like: I really like lots of things, but music, cats, and gardening are my main things... oh yeah, I'm a puppeteer and musician for a living, so strange puppets are cool, or any music related stuff.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
nothing I can think of here, I try to stay positive


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: RolyH
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 01:49 PM

1 Age- Just turned the big five oh.

2 Gender - Male last time I looked.

3 Colour - Red

4 Author/book - I've got a thing about political autobiographies (boring!)

5 What Books? - The Dover set of Child Ballads (if not anything involving the above)

6 Music? - Tradional English , Scottish or Irish.

7 Cd's - Anything local to Santa

8 Movies - Bother Whereart Thou.Got the soundtrack,never seen the film.

9 T Shirt - XL

10 Collecting - Anything musical

11 Other Hobbies - Gardening,Aviation,Drinking.

12 Jewelry? - Don't wear any.

13 The most important thing is for Santa to send something which relates to the part of the world where he/she lives.

PS I'm allergic to penecillin,so no life saving treatments please!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: RangerSteve
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 06:28 PM

I'll be 53 when Christmas rolls around, and I'm a male.
I have too many books, however, when I travel I usually look for books of local history and/or folklore. (I live in New Jersey, so I have enough NJ books).
I collect postcards - the large letter "Greetings From" variety.
I also collect ocarinas and clay whistles in unusual shapes.
I have too many videos, CD's, records, cassette tapes, but if you are a folk musician, especially traditional music of any ethnic background, and have a recording, I'd definately like a copy.
Regional Cook books are always welcome, especially those fund-raising ones that various organizations put out.

Food - I have type 2 Diabetes. No sugar, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 07:11 PM

1. what is your age range?
Let's see, I've been just about every age up to and including 53, but I'm doing research on ages I haven't yet attained.

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

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Richard Halliburton, vintage travel or exploration books, Spider Robinson, Nick Bantock, Elizabeth Peters, Carl Hiaasen, books about words and language . . .

5. what books have you really been wanting?
"Woven Together in York County, Maine: A History 1865-1990" by Madge Baker, but it's out of the price range.

6. what type of music do you like?
Everything from Louis Killen to Louis Prima, shanties and occupational songs to Manhattan Transfer and caberet.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
How about somebody local (to you) whom I may not be aware of or Mudcatish and haven't been able to afford (Big Mick, Jed Marum, Rick Fielding, the list goes on).

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
The Secret Garden -- 1949 version with Margaret Sullivan

9. what is your t-shirt size?
H for homungus (I like 'em roomy). I'm goddess-shaped, so 3X at least.

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Gravestone rubbing and research on gravestone carvers, learning how to cut slate, gardening, needlepoint

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Maybe later . . . if I think of anything. Oh, I'm a sucker for fancy scented bath stuff.

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Genie
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 11:50 PM

1. what is your age range?    Doesn't matter -- I refuse to grow up.

 2. gender?        I've been accused (sans observation) by Amos of having   "girly throws," and there are several photos of me afoot around these parts, so use your own judgment.

 3. Do you have a favorite color?    - love rich, vibrant colors (Chinese red, purple [on the reddish, not bluish, side], deep teal or bluish green, bright green] as well as rich muted colors [dark brown, charcoal grey, olive green, and a few colors that don't have readily recognized names] .
Generally, no pastels, and no blue-reds [fuchsia, rose, mauve, burgundy, lavender, or bluish purple/purplish blue].

 4. favorite authors/ type of book?    -- audio books  -- generally prefer nonfiction, but depends on book  -- Used books fine (even preferred)

       Songbooks (Carter family, Jean Ritchie, Bill Staines, Mark Graham, etc.)   I already have Joan Baez, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Theodore Bikel, The Weavers, The Beatles, Rise Up Singing, Tom Leherer.)

 5. what books have you really been wanting?   -- one I've been meaning to buy is "The Story Of Pink Jade" by William Lederer  -- a wonderful story I read in serialized form back in the '60s in a magazine.  Been meaning to buy a used copy, but can't find my "round tuit."   I love this story and may even turn it into a song some day.

 6. what type of music do you like?   - most everything, except most hip-hop, heavy metal, smooth (overly somni-genic) jazz, and whatever's on the top 40.   Not especially interested in acquiring more classical or contemporary pop/RB/country CDs -- except maybe the Dixie Chicks or Emmy Lou Harris.

 7. what cds have you really been wanting?   -  I generally prefer music with vocals, and love contemporary folk artists like Artisan, Bill Staines, Nanci Griffith, Tom Russell, etc.  I would love to get a CD from a Mudcat singer-songwriter-instrumentalist like Jerry Rasmussen, Derrymacash (Aidàn Crossey), Justa Picker, Charley Noble, Kendall Morse, Alison, or anyone else that you think is worth listening to.   It would be nice to hear a CD that is not likely to be readily available in my local audio store.   Funny songs (à la Mousethief, Mark Graham, The Berrymans, Bryan Bowers, etc., are especially appreciated.  (Catspaw, do you have a CD?  -- Oh, heck!  Just send me Catspaw.  He's always good for a laugh.)

 8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?   -- ???

 9. what is your t-shirt size?     seldom wear them unless they are tank tops.    Could always use another Mudcat T-shirt, so I won't be reluctant to wear (and wash) the one I have.  -- probably mediu

 10. do you collect anything? if so, what?   - dust, scars, occasionally cats, garden weeds, ex-boyfriends, guitars, and way too much "stuff"

 11. what are some of your other hobbies?   - I gave the list to CatsPhiddle -- nothing really relevant to Christmas presents [unless you want to buy me a new pair of custom-made figure-skating boots  or a rototiller     ;-)   ]

 12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?    gold or gold plated - -- don't wear any jewelry except French-hook or  loop pierced earrings, and the ones I wear are usually bright and colorful.

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

One type of "gift" I love is a donation to a charitable organization that benefits environmental and/or humanitarian causes.   Organizations that 'kill two birds with one stone' [e.g., providing solar-powered computers to students in 3rd world countries or teaching people how to grow drought-resistant crops] are my favorites.   The "Alternative Gift Market" is a good place to find these.  The Jimmy Carter Foundation is another good one.

"Negative hints:"
- generally cannot wear fragrances (or even be around them)
- love fattening foods but don't need 'em
- cannot wear jewelry unless it's gold or gold plated  (contact dermatitis?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Kim C
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:31 AM

1. I'm 35.

2. I'm a girl. Definitely a GIRL.

3. RED.

4. Authors? Dunno.

5. I like cookbooks for international cuisines.

6. I like almost all kinds of music except for jazz and hip-hop.

7. I don't have anything by Vivaldi, or Susan McKeown.

8. I am currently in the process of replacing some of my videos with DVD, so don't worry about that one.

9. Medium

10. I collect violin trinkets, craft supplies (beads mostly!), and Disney & Beatrix Potter stuff.

11. Hobbies... gee.... knitting, cooking, reading, sewing, beading, tatting, calligraphy, watercolors (though I'm pretty lousy at it right now), needlework, belly dancing, fitness (is that a hobby?), and learning German. I also like a good cigar once in awhile.

12. Either one.

13. Contrary to popular belief, I am not real hard to please! I also like to shop at Archie McPhee, a place I had never heard of until last year's Secret Santa project. I love all their quirky things!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Edain
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 12:27 PM

1. what is your age range? 18-20

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Black, red, dark green

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Tolkien, Cherryth, Clarke, Niven/fantasy and sci-fi

5. what books have you really been wanting? My own copy of the Downbelow Station series

6. what type of music do you like? All sorts, brass bands, folk, old rock (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden types)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? not really...

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Monty Python, Thundercats, Sharpe (any)

9. what is your t-shirt size? M or L

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Weird nicknames.. :-P well, more seriously, not all that much to be honest, got a few rocks, but then I do geology...

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Brass banding, hill walking, playing RPGs, wasting time online...

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Don't bother with jewelery

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Hmm... not been all that helpful up above have I? Sorry about that but basically computers, RPGs and sci-fi are about what I'm into, that and hollering with the shellbacks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 HintsaAs
From: Mudlark
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:51 PM

OK, here are my hints. Thanks, Sorcha, for a list to start from.

1. what is your age range? Entering crone range

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Earthy, also bright natural dye colors...if a Navaho would wear it, I'd like it.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Contemporary fiction: Eliz. Berg,
Richard Russo, Michael Malone; also informal, personal books on writing.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Berg's latest, anything by Russo, or malone; Write it Right. Paperback good, used best!


6. what type of music do you like? Wide-ranging but picky. Just about any kind of purely acoustic guitar, classical, blues, whatever. Also baroque chamber music, also re-releases of 50's jazz, especially ballads.   

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Have been hankering lately for "Dancing Down the Stony Road"

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Haven't a clue.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Big...really big.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Mostly seashells and rocks picked up on local beaches. If my SS lives near the sea I'd love to have a few of each from local beach.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?   Folksinger, gardener, cooking (when pushed to the wall), writing (unfortunately not quite yet in the professional range).

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   I've fussy pierced ears, so need silver or gold earwires, but aside from that silver, or whatever, bold but not heavy.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.   Natural, I like natural. I have a basket someone made me from seaweed that is one of my treasured objects for as long as it lasts. I'm not into store-bought. I've no wall space and little flat space for display so have gravitated toward miniature things. I think I'd like anything that was important or meaningful to my SS.   

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. Am uninterested in food, probably because I'm allergic to just about everything. I don't like big coffee table books cause I don't have a coffee table. I'm not terribly good at taking care of things, fussing over things, cleaning things. I once turned down a beautiful antique chair because I knew that in one year with me it would be unrecognizable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: TNDARLN
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:12 PM

Thanks, y'all for making this possible. I'm looking forward to it. T

Secret Santa Help Hints

1. what is your age range? late 40s

2. gender? yes

3. Do you have a favorite color? old rose, soft teals. I wear blue denim a lot.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? don't get to read a lot these days, but I like well researched historical fiction

5. what books have you really been wanting? I collect old songbooks

6. what type of music do you like? oldtime, gospel, Irish

7. what cds have you really been wanting? hmmm...[see #6]

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? not any

9. what is your t-shirt size? L

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? old songbooks, penguins, neat old or handmade stuff- pottery, ironwork, needlework, etc. Flea market treasures

11. what are some of your other hobbies? singing Sacred Harp [tho it's more than a hobby], playing autoharp and piano, gardening

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'm not into New Agey-stuff. I'm a teacher. No smelley stuff, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:17 PM

Age range: 49
gender: male
favorite color: I'm partial to earth tones.
Favorite authores/Types of books: Mysteries, SF and biographies (although I'll read just about anything when I can find the time).
Type of music: folk, jazz (as hard to define as folk somtimes), country, celtic, and almost anything except fusion or dance mixes.
Movies: I'm flexible, but tend to lean toward comedies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:19 PM

the stupid machine posted the questionaire before I was finished.
I have to go to work now, so I'll finish it later.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:23 PM

You - F-in guys are worse than the retailers!!



Its not yet even Halloween and you are posting this thread!



While its a nice idea....can't you wait until at least the third Thursday in November (U.S.A. Thanksgiving) before you start?



Perhaps, desperate times.... call for desperate diversions.



Sincerely,

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Blackcatter
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:12 AM

Come on Gargoyle,

You know that to get the presents halfway round the world, you have to start early. I was honored to be Alison's Santa last year and I had to send it before Thanksgivng to be sure she got it in time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:20 AM

Let's see if this works: I looked at the source material for one response (I liked the colors) and added my own colors and answers.


1. what is your age range? 48 (and glad to be alive to tell it!)

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? the darker range of greens

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I have too many books already, I like them so well. Used books are good, especially older ones, but it's not like I need any books.

5. what books have you really been wanting would you be pleasantly surprised to receive? Poetry, short stories.

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional American, Irish, Scottish, and English folkmusic (what I grew up around); classical and opera (also what I grew up around).

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Eva Cassidy--I haven't gotten around to ordering one of hers.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Lord of the Rings DVD

9. what is your t-shirt size? medium (as long as it is not going to shrink!)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? among may "collections" I seem to have inherited, the one I have added to is of those glass frogs that used to go in the bottom of vases (they have holes for stems to fit into)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? photography, computers (web design, email, etc. I spend so much time on it it MUST be a hobby!), sewing, gardening, cooking, and lately, tiling and painting.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I prefer to buy my own jewelry

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
I am allergic to dairy products. I love to garden, and nifty gardening implements catch my eye. I like to cook but I DON'T NEED KITCHEN GADGETS!!! I inherited tons of those from my father, and haven't figured out what all of them are yet.



SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Blackcatter
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:31 AM

1. what is your age range? I like women from 18 to 65... oh you mean me - I'm the square root of 1296.

2. gender? I said I like women... but I'm a guy.

3. Do you have a favorite color? royal purple, forest green, sea blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I love histories of local areas - if you live in a historically intersting place a book about that would be lovely. (I'm a professional historian in Orlando, FL).

5. what books have you really been wanting? I usually buy what I want.

6. what type of music do you like? traditional Celtic, folk, rock, blues, punk

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I usually buy what I want.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? I don't usually watch a lot of movies.

9. what is your t-shirt size? extra large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? jews harps, tin whistles, CDs, books, candles.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I sing & play, umm - don't have much time for else.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I don't wear jewelry

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like Something either personal (that you or a friend made) or that is tied into you local area somehow would be great. I live in the middle of the number one tourist destination in the world and I am an historian in a town that few people think existed before Walt Disney moved in. I'm always interested in local history or local music - especially Celtic or folk music. A funky local t-shirt would be great as well!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I don't do nuts too well, and am not into sweets, as I make them as presents for all my friends and so eat way too many during the holidays.

Pax yall,

Blackcatter


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Mudlark
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 01:39 AM

I forgot to mention that along with liking used books, I'm totally open to used CD's as well...would actually like SS to open and play at least once or twice and let me know how they liked it..


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 10:53 AM

1. what is your age range? 50 and a half!

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favourite colour? red, purple

4. favourite authors/ type of book? non-fiction, Japanese crafts, other crafts & needleworks, archaeology, history, local history,

5. what books have you really been wanting? If anyone lives in polar
bear land or in black/brown/etc bear land, a book with pictures of these bears.

6. what type of music do you like? traditional Anglo-celtic folk,
singer/songwriters, shanties & unaccompanied singing & chorus songs, Stephane Graphelli/Djanjo Reinhart, some classical, some new age, 20s & 30s & 40s nostalgia,

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I am a compulsive buyer of
commercial & local artist's CDs. Overseas Mudcatter's CDs are almost
beyond acquisition cos of exchange rates & bank charges (but I am
swapping something local with Charley Noble!)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? -
don't own a TV, never go to the movies,

9. what is your t-shirt size? don't normally wear t-shirts, except
long-sleeved black ones in winter.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? (small stuff - I have space
problems), BEARS!!, penguins, bear or penguin brooches, old
needlework/craft stuff, small Japanese things,

11. what are some of your other hobbies? making teddy bears, embroidery & crafts, jigsaws (but I have far too many), covering my wall with pictures of polar bears & brown/black etc bears, taking photos of concerts & festivals,

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? both, but I have
more silver colored stuff & far too many pendants, brooches & ear-rings. I love amber

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help
your secret santa know what you would like. Small is beautiful, my
place is full of stuff - which is how I like it.

negative hints - I don't have a sweet tooth. I'm not into music that's experimental/electronic/C&W/over-amplified/


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 11:34 AM

1. what is your age range?
A wise old, er, 26...

2. gender?
Female.

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Most of 'em. I do research in computer graphics and colour is a fascinating aspect of that, so I like 'em all.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Any - I'm addicted to reading.
I especially love satire. And anything to do with archaeology (my old job) or graphics (my new one) or both together (my favourite research). I also have a very soft spot for childrens' picture books.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
It used to be the Magic Eye 3D Kama Sutra, but I've got a second-hand copy now (fortunately the pages weren't stuck together).
"A Vision of the Brain" by Semir Zeki, but it's out of print.

6. what type of music do you like?
Irish. And most humourous/satirical stuff (Tom Lehrer; any kind of parody). Industrial (really!).

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Er, any! Mudcatters' own music would be great. (I still get McGrath's brilliant Marmite Song stuck in my head on occasions after winning his CD in the Stony Stratford raffle.)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
None really - I don't have time to watch 'em anymore.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
small/medium (UK size 12)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Too many airmiles. Books. Emotional baggage. Odd bits of crockery. Dutchmen (hope neither of them read this).

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Climbing - I'm a very keen rock climber (an obsessive hobby that begin last December).

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'm happy just getting something from a Mudcatter somewhere in the world. That is present enough for me. Nauseating and slushy, but it's heartwarmingly true.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I'm violently allergic to harp music. Whatever you do, do not send harp music. Bleuurghhhhhhhhh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:02 PM

1. & 2. what is your age range? centre-aged goddess

3. Do you have a favorite color? purple, green (medium to hunter), Chinese red

4. favorite authors/ type of book? fairly picky, so I buy most of my own, BUT...

5. what books have you really been wanting? A few I've read about here and have on my wish list: Ireland, a Bicycle & a Tin Whistle by David A. Wilson; 10,000 Goddamn Cattle by Ms. Katie Lee; Rise Up Singing (gave my copy to my dad:-); some book called Listen to me, fool about midwifery which I am really interested in; Maria de Chatelain L. He'mon.

6. what type of music do you like? almost all except avant-garde, current top 40, C&W unless it's old. Love anything ethnic.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Mumtaz Mahal; Stories the Crow Told Me; Mudcatters who are on my list, but I'll probably get to them before this happens, as they are top of my list.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? None, I don't own movies.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Too picky, so not a good choice

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? not much anymore, no space, half of it is still unpacked!*bg* Would love some small thing that is representative of my SS's region.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? photography - nature and critters; exploring local history sites; genealogy

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Neither, don't wear much and have too much, already!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like As I said, anything about your part of the world would be wonderful. I love animals, but don't need anymore. I have recently moved into a small house and have too much in the way of knicknacks, wall coverings, etc. Always welcome CD's, old books, etc. Thanks!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. allergic to any fabric except cotton, various pharmaceuticals, and don't do well with perfumes, so I don't have scented candles or anything like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 05:50 AM

I am male,of sufficient age to be unable to memorise my mobile phone number, but I can remember Lonnie Donegan, the Stones and the Beatles first time round. I do not wear jewellery, but maybe I could learn.I like travel and foreign parts, so I'ld be very happy to send or receive over long distances. Always glad to learn history, geography, music or whatever specific to wherever my secret patners might be. I am easy to please, love surprises and silliness, seriously loathe Enya and pickled walnuts. I live in England, was born in England,but am always willing to discuss whether this makes me English.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Giac
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 10:00 AM

1. age - nearly 62.

2. gender - female.

3. favorite color - NO PINK - otherwise, anything bright or even garish.

4. books - mysteries, old songbooks - used is wonderful.

5. what books wanted? See above.

6. type of music - traditional to Santa's area. No rap, rock, punk, new age, nor any designed to induce a coma.

7. what CDs - yours, if you have one, or something trad from your area.

8. movies - none.

9. t-shirt - (allergic to all synthetics) - XXL.

10. collections - stuff I find when I'm walking, little shiny or weird things; candid photos (you, your family, pets, folks you make music with, where you live, etc.).

11. hobbies - pickin' guitar and croaking along; photography; growing hot peppers; rescuing and reviving near-dead houseplants; fishing.

12. jewelry - don't wear.

13. anything else - calendar from your area, anything local that is cheap (or free); something about you, or something you made (other than children *G*); local stories; a couple of family recipes for plain, everyday food -- nothing fancy or gourmet; OR (hint, hint) good tea.

~;o) Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: SharonA
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 03:54 PM

I'm so glad folks decided to post their questionnaire answers on the Hints thread! It's interesting to see what interests other folks have (and it makes me feel better about collecting the *stuff* I do!). I'll hunt up my questionnaire answers from last year and make modifications (like a larger T-shirt size... *sigh*) before posting it here. I'll be back later!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: JenEllen
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:11 PM

Mine from last year:

Dear Santa:

I'm easy (don't let it get around). As far as Mudcat goes, I've been the delighted recipient of poems, songs and stories, a few books and a wonderful handmade bookmark, music, movies, a bottle of mexican liquor in the shape of a naked woman, and on one glorious occasion; a big box of rocks. The things themselves are precious enough, but the real joy is in the story of where they came from, and the person who sent them. That being said:

1. Age: 29

2. Gender: as girl as girl can be

3. Favorite color: dark blues and earth colours

4. Favorite books: poetry and non-fiction, in fiction: anything but sci-fi and romance.

5. Wanted books: oh, anything with a cover and pages...

6. Favorite music: Chanteys/OldTime/Bluegrass

7. Wanted cd's: nothing springs to mind, all is good

8. Wanted movies: none in particular, not much of a video person really

9. T-shirt size: Large

10. Collections: besides the mud on the floor and the cat hair on the sofa? ceramic bread bowls

11. Hobbies: art, reading/writing, cooking, hiking, gardening and watching the wildlife

12. Jewelry: if I wear any at all it is small and silver.

13. Other: for any of the English Santas, I can't say as I'd turn down tea...*g*

~J


Sigh. The only thing that has changed is that I've gotten a year older and more blessed by my Mudcat pals. This year I can add to the list of received delights: LAST year's prezzie of wonderful tunes, booze, and a big rock, music, books, and the pleasure of the company of a lot of truly fine folk. There is still WAY to much mud and cat hair around, so I don't need any more of that!
~J in 2002


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Micca
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 08:01 PM

1. what is your age range?
57, (Note the Albatross, it is not a fashion accesory!! so Ancient Mariner)

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?
No, Friends say I can look scruffy in Anything, any colour!

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Poetry, some sci-fi, crime, ala Grafton, Evanovitch, Reichs, Cornwell, etc and stuff to help songwriting, rhyming dictionaries etc, Celtic mythology

5. what books have you really been wanting?
See above. but something that means something to you would be fave!!

6. what type of music do you like?
Classical, Opera, Folk, No Pop etc, later than 1975, I like songs with real lyrics, that are not 32 repetitions of the same single line of teen angst
Dislike,"over arranged" music and current "pop" music.
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
CDs Of Mudcatters, I have some,

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
I am slowly making the transition to DVD, but have a largish collection of Foreign language films on VHS(PAL)

9. what is your t-shirt size?
XL. I like ones with local(to you) connections

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Wine, Books,songs, figurines of Bears, Great Northern divers, Owls,

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Singing., meeting Mudcatters, Folk Festivals, Tasting and Drinking wine, Food and cooking, Science, Pagan stuff, People watching

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, but only wear rings and stuff I already own.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like,
I am a collection of contradictions, I am a professional scientist that believes in and practices magic, I love singing, but cant read music or play an instrument, I like to write Poetry and songs, and am learning a little, and very slowly a bit about musical notation so I can at least write down, I would be happy with local info, pix, and recipes , wine books, and especially recordings of Mudcatters.or what you will....

14.Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I am Type II diabetic and allergic to Fish and ALLL seafood, seaweed and their extracts, and ANYTHING containing Methyl amines( the stuff that makes fish smell)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Amos
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 11:44 AM

1. what is your age range? 50-100

2. gender? SNAG

3. Do you have a favorite color? Forest green, deep sea blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Intelligent, creative sensitive literature; seafaring adventures; analytical assessments of leading science/technology trends and discoveries. No UFOs, dinosaurs, Danielle Steele, or wimpy new-agers. I like new-agers with balls, though! :>) I like Clive Cussler (but have read most of his stuff) and Hornblower. I am in love with Barbara Kingsolver and Amy Tan, but am always interested in competition.

5. what books have you really been wanting? THe Bazaar and the Cathedral.

6. what type of music do you like?   Almost anything that is not raucous. Love good bluegrass, Gordon Bok, Kendall, Rick Fielding, Jed Marum, and Big Mick. Love Baroque, Dylan, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Robert Johnson.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? GOt more than I have been able to listent o but always open for more. See above.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
None.
9. what is your t-shirt size?
L.
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Romantic memories. Candidates for new material are invited to submit proposals! :>)

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

Love building and making things, exploring electronics, computer systems, writing, sailing, scuba-diving, exploring, metaphysics, gabbling on the 'Cat, playing my ole Martin, singing my heart out.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Polished wood, brass. I don't wear jewelry as a rule, except for a plain gold wedding band and a wrsitwatch!


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

Power tools!! A new voicebox!!

Love ya,


A
:>)

Amos


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Hollowfox
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 12:07 PM

1. Age 53 (playing with a full deck and one joker)

2. Female

3. My mother says my sense of color came out of a crayon box. I likes 'em bright, mostly.

4. Like so many of you,my tastes run to folklore and fantasy. Humor and interesting/odd/local history are appreciated as well. I seem to be finding humorous "How to speak (Pittsburgh, Australian, wherever)" pamphlets lately. Great stuff.

5. If I get a New Englander, anything by John Gould. If from Australia, anything by Moses Aaron or Kel Watkins. If from Scotland or England, anything by Stanley Robertson. Used books are a good thing.

6. Mostly English-language traditional, but don't let that limit you. I also like casettes and phonograph records. I also enjoy spoken word and novelty albums. Used is good.

7. For the non-USA crowd, the latest Arrogant Worms cd (Canadian), and for the British crowd, Taffy Thomas's "Take These Chains From My Heart". I loaned it to a friend, and I fear it is lost to me forever.

8. King of Hearts, Iron Monkey, Wicker Man, anything by Buster Keaton except The General (I have that one), Blotto (Laurel and Hardy). Used is good.

9. Large

10. It's more that interesting things accumulate around here. If you think it's interesting, it will probably fit in. I'm not into cutsey things, though.

11. Cooking, fancywork (embroidery, counted cross stitch, latch hook), things medieval (Society for Creative Anachronism, with my three teens. Got anything Mongolian?), enjoying nature.

12. silver, but beauty and good workmanship aer more important.

13. I am omniverous, and not allergic to anything that will affect this project. My tastes run as much to treasures found outside of stores as those found inside stores. Being a fellow Mudcatter, I can't imagine any choice you make going wrong. When in doubt, send edibles. Most Important--- please tell me who you are in the package! I still don't know who my SS was last year, save that it's a 'Catter with excellent taste, residing in Michigan Have fun, Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 11:40 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 06:09 PM

1. Age. 50-60

2.Gender. F

3. favorite colour. green.

4.favorite book . all books showing folk art / textile design/folk needle work

5.What book have you really been wanting. any to do with the above.

6.what type of music do you like. folk/jazz/mystical

7. what cd do you want. none

8.what movies do you want. none

9 what size t shirt 3XL.

10. do you collect anything. crystals, folk lore cross stitch / knitting patterns. anything to do with Skye Terriers.

11. what are some of your hobbies. knitting, cross stitch, spinning wool, and showing my dogs.

12. do you prefer gold tone/silvertone/ jewelry. silver.

13 include anything you feel would help your secret santa. anything interesting from your locality.

14.negative hints. alergic to garlic and some perfumes. can't drink tea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 04:06 PM

~Refresh~


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:55 AM

The countdown continues--names are sent out tomorrow, right?

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 10:04 AM

correct


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Benjamin
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 10:47 AM

1. what is your age range? Early 20's

2. gender? male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Darkish Blue or green

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Neil Postman

5. what books have you really been wanting? One by the author above I haven't read (I read "Technopoly" and "Amusing ourselves to death").

6. what type of music do you like? Classical and Indonisean. Although lately I've been getting into Prince and David Bowie.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? I love claymation (and own Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run). Maybe "The Nightmare before Christmas."

9. what is your t-shirt size? Med.

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Golf

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I don't wear jewlery

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I believe this is a good start!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: mooman
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 10:57 AM

1. what is your age range? 50

2. gender? Male but not machismo

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Good sci-fi, pyschology, philosophy, buddhism and other Eastern philosophies, anything scientific

5. what books have you really been wanting? I have loads of unread ones still and am reasonably easy to please!

6. what type of music do you like? Pretty well everything except trad jazz

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Virtually every one I see! Nothing by Ani DiFranco, Dervish, Altan or Flook though as I already have them all!

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Don't really bother with home movies - prefer to go to the cinema

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Exotic capos, but I think I have most of them now!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Repairing old instruments, microscopy + (not really a hobby)...meditation

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Neither...but I like labradorite as a stone

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like I am rather "left field" and like anything a bit odd!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No penicillin please!

Peace,

mooman


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 01:18 PM

1. what is your age range? 45ish

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? RED

4. favorite authors/ type of book? mythical stories

5. what books have you really been wanting? none

6. what type of music do you like? songs - old time American or folk ballads

7. what cds have you really been wanting? don't know

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? none

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? children, earrings

11. what are some of your other hobbies? if I only had time

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver but like beaded jewellery especially earrings (I have four peircings in each ear)
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like--love chocolate and aromatherapy oils


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Genie
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 01:57 PM

Cat,
I don't know if I'm the only one this applies to, but I'll post it here, just in case I'm not.

Initially I sent my "Hints List" to you, since you asked for some info I hesitated to post here. Then I posted a truncated version here. Is it too much trouble to forward my original list to my Secret Santa along with my name, address, etc.?

Thanks,
Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Pseudolus
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 02:20 PM

I'm in!! I'm in!!

1. what is your age range? I'm somewhere between 43 and 45!

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Not Really

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Prefer Comedies

5. what books have you really been wanting? Nothing I'm dying for

6. what type of music do you like? If my SS happens to perform, some of HIS/HER music would be awesome!

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Don't collect movies

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? multi-million dollar works of art! So far I have, uh, well, nothing! But hey! You could start me off!!!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I play the guitar and drums in our Church's Contemporary Praise Band! And I love playing with my kids, but I have plenty of kids! No need to send me one of those!!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold? For $20-ish? Probably not!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like   I would like it if the gift I got told me a little bit about the person that sent it. That doesn't mean it has to be home made, but I want it to say a little something about him/her. So, whatever Santa decides to send, I'd like it to be something that perhaps they themselves would have liked that they bought, made, stole and decided to share with me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: wilco
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 02:22 PM

I'm not on the list, but, if there is anything leftover:
1. Age: 29 years old for the 25th time.
2. Sex: occasionally.
3. Color: Purple or bright red or bright yellow..
4. Favorite types of books: Big pictures with Barney or Clifford the Big red Dog or Big Bird.
5. Where Barney, Big Bird, and Clifford the Big red Dog, and Wilco
    all jam. I would also like Fozzy Bear on honky tonk piano.
6. Music would be anything about the above jam band.
7 /8. CD's and videos would be "Teletubbies greatest Hits from the
      20th century: The Classics." ISBN # EDGH 352 678224,BDL
8. XXL, but XXXXL if in any of the above cotumes when performing.
9. Collect bad jokes: prefer long-winded ones that can be told as
   a running narrative between songs in my sets.
10. Other hobbies are international spy and time travel. And, my
    grandchildren who are lots smarter than I am.
11. No jewelry: sets off the alarms in time machines.
12. I would like a daily tonic that would assure good humour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 03:28 PM

Wilco...you're on the list!!! But I need your details TONIGHT Please. Genie thats fine.

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Kim C
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 03:41 PM

Wilco, a beer a day pretty much ensures a good humour. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Pushkin
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 05:42 PM

Thought I'd better fill in a questionnaire as Catsphiddle is a strict task mistress!!

1. what is your age range? I'm female - do you expect me to tell you!! Under 40.

2. gender? already answered this one.

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? sci-fi/fantasy, historical

5. what books have you really been wanting? the new Jonathon Kellerman - not sure if it out yet though!

6. what type of music do you like?   blues, rock, heavy metal, ska, classical

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Medieval Babes, Concrete Blonde, Rammstein, The Wicker Man soundtrack (Micca has this but won't let me steal it!)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) Robin and the 7 Hoods or the original Oceans 11

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL (so my other half can wear it as well!)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? bank accounts:-), swords, powder compacts, glass beads, cats, owls

11. what are some of your other hobbies?   I like to paint, make bead jewellery, am attempting to learn the mandolin (not successfully), I make bath salts and am about to attempt making incense, cross stitch

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.   I like good tea and coffee and anything to do with cooking.

No allergies other than Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer (which does mean that I don't have a sense of humour!!!!:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Pushkin
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 05:43 PM

amendment!!!

i have really got a sense of humour! i just hide it in a dark and dismal place


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:36 PM

CatsPHiddle,

Better post your preferences also.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 03:43 AM

Here they are!!



1. what is your age range? 22

2. gender? Definitely female!!!

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green, dark blue, red, Black!!!

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy. Just been collecting books on herbs and incense and bath salts.

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

6. what type of music do you like? Anything goes as long as it's not trance!!!

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Recordings of mudcatters

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Only have a working DVD player so no VHS.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Cats, crystals/gemstones. Anything Pagan!Instruments….Im doing well!!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Playing the fiddle, learning the mandolin. Cooking, drinking good wine and cider. Shopping,

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

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

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No penicillin unless you want to kill me off!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: MMario
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 10:16 AM

1. what is your age range? two years from the half century

2. gender? dangly bits of the male persuasion

3. Do you have a favorite color? teal to turquoise

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy; Science fiction; OLD songbooks with the dots

5. what books have you really been wanting? hee-hee! Just got Hugill's shanty book, also songs of the Pirates, and a doerflinger - ran across a lovely copy of Ballads Migrant of New England that I couldn't afford...(not expecting it to appear either)

6. what type of music do you like? Mostly pre-elvis

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Recordings of mudcatters -

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? N/A

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? dead cars, bills,

11. what are some of your other hobbies? singing, cooking, crochet

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like - I am a compulsive reader; VERY easily pleased - and my favorite Christmas present has always been socks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: sian, west wales
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 11:51 AM

I've tried posting this twice ... and it isn't working! What's up? Oh, well - try again...

OK - here goes....

1. what is your age range? I'm about to hit the big Five Oh!

2. gender? full blooded female

3. Do you have a favorite color? ummm ... sort of a sea-green blue. I'm told that I'm a 'Winter' which means blues, black, most reds, real green but NOT pastels, oranges, browns, mossy greens etc.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I love the more 'idiots guide' type of ethnomusicology books. I've recently read Sandy Ives' "Drive Dull Care Away" and Bill Malone's "Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers" ... so that kind of stuff. Also cook books - I think I have every cookie and bread recipe known to mankind, but happy to be proved wrong!

5. what books have you really been wanting? Nothing specific, but stuff like in Q4 is always appreciated.

6. what type of music do you like? traditional folk, archival recordings - would certainly give house room to anything by a Mudcatter.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I tend to buy them as I desire them! Wouldn't mind hearing some of our Mudcatters' work.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Can't think of any - my machine can play both PAL and NTSC though.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Mega ... but I don't wear T-shirts except in bed.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? cook books, utensils, hymn books, folk song books, dust, antique textiles/clothes

11. what are some of your other hobbies? potter at various crafts including embroidery and crochet; garden a bit; play a number of instruments incredibly badly (in the privacy of my own home only!)

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver, but don't wear rings or bracelets ... or anything pierced at waist level or farther south

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

I'd certainly appreciate something that reflected the Santa as much as the Santee - something local to Santa perhaps? Or even handmade?

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
Some smelly things (perfumes, powders, etc) don't agree with me so best avoided. I also tend to get a LOT of calendars at Christmas for some reason.

Now I shall just hold my breath for ... how many days till Christmas??

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 02:23 PM

Just a thought....It may be a good move to send parcels recorded/registered delivery so if they don't arrive then they can be traced!!

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Firecat
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 03:10 PM

1. what is your age range? I'll be 19 on January 5.

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Midnight blue, black and silver

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I love the Night World series by LJ Smith, and just generally "teen" books. Oh, and autobiographies!

5. what books have you really been wanting? The last four in the Night World series. I can't find them anywhere!

6. what type of music do you like? Anything really, except jazz, opera and heavy metal.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Not bothered.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Moulin Rouge! (but don't worry too much about that.)

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Anything with butterflies on it, crystals, owls, dolphins and cats.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Singing, dancing, reading, sleeping, going on the internet, playing Snood, sketching.

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

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

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. There isn't anything I can think of offhand. If I think of anything, I'll post it later.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Firecat
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 03:35 PM

Firecat, typing on behalf of broken collarboned Tig!

1) What is your age range? 51

2) Gender? Female

3) Favourite colour? Royal blues and strong colours (not girly or Barbie pink!)

4) Favourite authors and type of book? Old herbals and stories for telling.

5) What books have you really been wanting? Old herbals and aromatherapy books.

6) Favourite type of music? I'll listen to most things!

7) CDs you've really been wanting? Nothing special.

8) What movies do you want? Don't know how to use the video player (Firecat does that!)

9) Tshirt size? UK XL, US L. (42)

10) Do you collect anything? If so, what? Dragons, oil lamps, healing stones, pretty pebbles and earrings.

11) What are some of your other hobbies? Natural healing (I'm an aromatherapist), storytelling.

12) Do you prefer gold or silver jewellery? Definitely silver!

13) Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like. No sweet stuff please cos I'm diabetic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Tig
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 03:38 PM

Thanks, Firecat, couldn't manage that much myself. Santa, see above!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 05:28 PM

1. what is your age range? 55 going on 12.

2. gender? Female...very female.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Depends on my mood. Red mostly.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I buy books as I want them so it is rare that I currently need anything. An original set of Child's would be nice...

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

6. what type of music do you like? Yes.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Same as books although any sea chanties would please me.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? I would love to have "Joanna" starring Donald Sutherland circa 1968 or "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir".

9. what is your t-shirt size? 1X

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Miniature anything. I love tiny things.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Crocheting. Everything has been on hold recently.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I rarely wear anything but earrings and pins.

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

I am about to buy my first house and would treasure anything that will help make it home...or a snow blower.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
Allergic to penicillen but that probably costs more than $20.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 05:31 PM

Cat - here in the US, you can get Delivery Confirmation on any package delivered by the Postal Service for a small additional fee. I use it often.

MMario, I'm sorry I didn't get matched with you, or I'd have made you a nice pair of socks. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: PageOfCups
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 05:59 PM

1. what is your age range?    Early 40's

2. gender?      Fe

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blue. Especially royal blue. But any ol' blue will do.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Nonfiction, biographies especially. My tastes in fiction are very eclectic. If my Santa wants to get me a book, one of English/Irish poetry (dual language) would be WONDERFUL!

5. what books have you really been wanting?    Er, see above.

6. what type of music do you like? Irish trad. Pub songs. That sort of thing.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Anything post-1996 by Pat Garvey (the DC one, not the Texas one). But I'm not sure there are any...

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Nothing really comes to mind.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL (As someone else has said, "Goddess size.") Something local (pub? festival?) to my Santa would be great!

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Fountain pens. Floaty pens. Salt & pepper shakers. Tarot decks. Elongated pennies. (What the hell are those???!?!)
Cat toys. - no, wait, I just live in the midst of a cat toy collection...


11. what are some of your other hobbies? Cross stitch, writing fan fiction and song parodies, reading voraciously.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I'm SO glad you asked: SILVER, please!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like    I have a wacky sense of humor and love really bad puns. Let this guide you, Santa Dear!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.    Unless you're planning to send me feather pillows, penicillin, or stick me with a needle, you're probably okay. I'm diabetic, but don't let that stop you from sending sweets. (Hey, I didn't say I was a good diabetic...)

Anticipatorially,
PoC


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Gloredhel
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 02:55 AM

Just giving this a little push up to the top....hopefully my Santee will see it....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: SharonA
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 09:36 AM

1. What is your age range? 46... and a third. But who's counting?

2. Gender? Female.

3. Do you have a favorite color? The color range that extends from turquoise through blue, indigo and purple to maroon – in dark and/or vibrant shades – plus black. But, really, I like just about every color! I don't think I look good in oranges, yellows, creams and beiges, though.

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Lots!!! For what I'd like for my "library", see #5 below.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Art books (pictures of paintings plus biography/commentary): John Singer Sargent; Gustav Klimt; Winslow Homer.
Light reading: Brian Jacques, "The Taggerung", "Triss", "Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales"; "The Great Redwall Feast"; "A Redwall Winter's Tale". Also, just about anything by Orson Scott Card (except "Songmaster" and "Sarah", which I already have).
The autobiography of William Somerset Maugham. (I've perused it in the bookstore but haven't bought it yet!).
Instructional music books: Nelson Riddle arrangements transposed for guitar (if such a book exists); maybe a "how to play banjo in Bela Fleck's style" book since I just bought a Gold Tone banjo and am learning to play it.

6. What type of music do you like? Many types, but I have CDs/LPs/tapes of most of the stuff I like. What I don't like includes (but is by no means limited to) rap, ska, reggae, heavy metal, not-so-heavy metal, and excessively repetitive 12-bar blues. For what I'd like for my "library", see #7 below.

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? Anything by Bela Fleck! Anything by Stan Freberg! The newest Angry Worms CD! ...and, of course, your CD if you'd like to send it!! Also, I'm searching for a few old, hard-to-find Allan Sherman LPs, so if my Secret Santa sees one at a flea market or something, I would be eternally in his (or her) debt:
"Allan in Wonderland" (Released 1964)
"For Swingin' Livers Only!" (Released 1964)
"Togetherness" (Released 1967)
"More Folk Songs by Allan Sherman and His Friends" (Released 1963)
"Music to Dispense With" (Recorded April 1966)

8. What VHS movies have you been wanting? Brian Jacques's "Redwall", "Mattimeo" and/or "Martin the Warrior" if available on VHS (for US VCR's).

9. What is your T-shirt size? XL to XXL (T-shirt, sweatshirt, sweater). I like designs with cats, and also Christmas and winter themes. I don't care to wear tees with names of places on them, particularly if they are places I haven't visited.

10. Do you collect anything? Now THERE'S a loaded question. I've collected so much *stuff* that there's hardly any room left in my apartment for me and my cat. However, I could probably squeeze in one more of the following:
CATS of all kinds, in all media (except alive, since I have my hands full with the one I've got) – the cuter, the better! Illustrations, figurines, stuffed animals, etc., etc. If a present has anything to do with cute cats, I am guaranteed to love it!
Holiday ornaments and craft items, particularly if they have a special connection to your hometown, state, country and/or culture.
Wind-up music boxes (modern or older).

11. What are some of your other hobbies? I do have some other hobbies but I have all the equipment I need to enjoy those. Hmmm... someone mentioned an instrument called a musical frog in the "Playing the Noseflute" thread last year, and I still don't have a musical frog (yet)!

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Both are fine. I don't wear much jewelry when I wear any at all, and I wear necklaces more than any other piece of jewelry. I prefer smaller, more delicate jewelry to heavier pieces. I do not have pierced ears, or any other pierced body part. Favorite stone: opal. Novelty jewelry such as a cat necklace would be nice.

13. Anything else you feel is important?/allergies/"no-no" items...
Because I have digestive problems and consequent dietary restrictions, PLEASE DO NOT consider sending me any gifts of food, coffee, tea or anything else edible.
Because I also have a respiratory condition, PLEASE DO NOT consider any gifts such as candles, aromatherapy, incense, perfumes or colognes for me.
I was really impressed with last year's emphasis on sending things that related in some way to the Secret Santa's hometown, area, state, and/or country. So, please, educate me – include something you think is really cool about where you live – postcards or photos or brochures or whatever!

Guess that's about it. Happy hunting... and happy holidays!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Bardford
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 01:16 PM

Okay, here goes:

1. what is your age range? Closer to fifty than thirty. Holy smokes! Looking at that in print certainly increases my mortality awareness.But then again, I am also closer to 40 than 45, so now I feel better.

2. gender? I'm a boy, but my mom won't admit it.

3. Do you have a favorite color? I like them all, in the right context.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly everything,'cept SF/fantasy and Harlequin.

5. what books have you really been wanting? You know, whenever I see "A Timeless Way of Building" by Christopher Alexander et al, or "A Pattern Language" by ditto, I want them. But,I never pay full price for books, and those are very pricey books. Also currently looking for international folk song music for children.

6. what type of music do you like? Mostly everything, 'cept folk and blues. Ha ha ho ho hee hee. Just kidding. Mostly everything, 'cept the new big hat country stuff and top forty stuff, and some of the rap and techno/dance/old school/hiphop stuff eludes me.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? none, really.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? none. Unless "3D Prison Girls" is still in print.

9. what is your t-shirt size? I like L-XL, cause they will shrink. Something in a bell bottom would work.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect foggy memories and disappointments. The tatterered remnants of questionable life choices hang from the cloak that is my life like, um, tattered remnants from a cloak.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I'm learning the fiddle and guitar. Sometimes I rescue old snapshots from antique stores.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Not much of a jewelry fella.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'm interested in your locale/geography/landscape. Where is home? What makes it so? What distinguishes it? What is important? Historically significant? What is there about the place that I will not find out on the internet? What would you write/sing/paint about if you were given a grant?

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 05:00 PM

1. what is your age range? 60 going on 6

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Rust

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Music Books [Can't read dots!]

5. what books have you really been wanting? How to win the lottery in one easy lesson

6. what type of music do you like? Iris de Ment/Tom Paxton/Jugband/Early New Orleans Jazz

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Anything Folk

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? US format don't work in UK.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Motto Ware / Ribbon Plates, Redundancy letters

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Fishing, fishing & fishing

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like Something local to you santa dear, and unique to your area.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm not allergic to anything. Anyone; now that's a different story!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Burke
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 05:57 PM

1. what is your age range? late 40's
2. gender? Female
3. Do you have a favorite color? purple, teal People tell me I look good in pure reds and kelly green.
4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy, especially fun stuff like Pratchett. Science Fiction. Hymnals Popular non-fiction especially new looks at past history like "The Cousins' Wars" or "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond. A book local to your area would interest me.
5. what books have you really been wanting? One of those books that tells you how to repair anything in the house.
6. what type of music do you like? Old time string bands, traditional from anywhere. Almost everyone who's been at Old Songs.
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? no TV
9. what is your t-shirt size? large
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Christmas ornaments with geographical connections. hymnals
11. what are some of your other hobbies? knitting, Choir
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? either. My ears are pierced.
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like -- I'm learning to play clawhammer banjo. I recently bought as house. I'm owned by a cat.
I'm like others who would like something of significance from where you live.
Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'll eat anything but coconut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 07:07 PM

In our last exciting episode, Stephen Lee had finished the questionaire up through "types of music" (is this intro absurd enough?).

What CD's have you been really wanting? --
There's a Cd out there in which someone collected together the best of Tom Paxton's Electra Records material.

What Movies have you been wanting? Only one comes to mind at the moment. Unfortunately it may be out of print. Maybe someone can find it in an overstock or second hand bin somewhere. It's Peter Seller and Lionel Jeffries in "The Wrong Arm of the Law".

What's your t-shirt size? Don't worry about it. I only wear t-shirts under several other layers during the winter.

Do you collect anything? If so, What? -- Animation. Cartoons. I'm an absolute FREAK about them.

What are some of your other hobbies? See previous question.

Do you prefer Gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? The closest that I've gotten to wearing jewelry in my entire life has been my wedding ring and my pocket watch (the latter of which I will have to replace at some point as my current one has ceased to function).

Please include anything else you feel is important that would help?

I'm very flexible about music. I'm always keen to hear new sounds, new artists, and new songs (even if they're "new" only to me).
Lately I've been delving into British history ( my ancestors were from Wales).I keep finding out things which change my perspective on the world. For example: Did you know that in 1776 the average Englishman was paying nearly twenty-five times as much money in taxes as the average American colonist? No wonder the British government was unsympathetic.

Negative hints: I am as inflexible about comedy as I am flexible about music. For examples: I have only once ever laughed at Benny Hill -- that was in his role in the Michael Caine film "The Italian Job" (one of my favorite movies). I am also the only person in the whole of Western Civilization who doesn't think that the original cast of Saturday Night Live was funny either.

Have fun. Be well.            Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: open mike
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 01:48 AM

as with another member here, i had trouble posting this the first
time--so will try again...

hint-also to find out more about folks some have posted
photos, and profiles in the mud cat member info department

also i would enjoy anything that is local, regional from
my santa's home town or area

1. what is your age range? not yet 50

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? purple and green

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Tony Hillerman, Ram Dass,
    Pema Chodron, Daniel Quinn, books on converting vehicles
    to alternative types of fuel, how to harness wind energy.

5. what books have you really been wanting? have 'em all

6. what type of music do you like? songs that tell a story,
   singer/songwriter, Greg Brown, celtic music and old timey,
   music made by my santa if they have any recorded....
   

7. what cds have you really been wanting? the breast cancer
benefit one on women singing greg brown songs..on redhouse records

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
    ones with billy bob thornton, or cohen brothers flix.

9. what is your t-shirt size? large just isn't enuff = x-tra large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? any thing to do with dung      beetles or scarabs or labyrinths

11. what are some of your other hobbies? building labyrinths,
    gardening, play guitar, bodhran, and wanting to play
    the Swedish Nyckelharpa

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver
    i do have pierced ears--i like beaded earrings too..

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like-- I am a volunteer
fire fighter and fire look out and Emergency Medical Technician and i live in the mts.in the country and like to go to the Strawberry music festival

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
i am a vegetarian-so please no hickory farms sausage samplers!!
oh my i have gone on & on....now i need to go search out my
santee and see what they are into....Laurel


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Trevor
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 08:53 AM

Dear Santa,

I hope this message finds its way to you as I when I tried to stick it up my hard drive my comp made a strange kind of strangled sound, so I'm going to print it off and whack it up my chimney as well.

Love,

Trevor.

1. what is your age range? 49-51

2. gender? chap

3. Do you have a favorite color? reddybrownyterracottarie

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Richard Bach, Jostein Gaarder, Nick Danziger, Tim Severin; Philosophy, Eastern religion, travel literature, sailing, climbing adventury-type things

5. what books have you really been wanting? any of the above genre

6. what type of music do you like? Anything except pop - especially traditional folkie things, Watersons, Bach, Mahler
   
7. what cds have you really been wanting? anything of the above styles

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
    Old musicals, Chocolat, nice light stuff

9. what is your t-shirt size? large


10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Books; ethnic asian, african, american and australian artefacts; landscape pictures of Africa

11. what are some of your other hobbies? hill walking, sailing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? don't wear jewellery

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like-- Dear Santa, please send me something that tells me something about you and where you live.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I hate swede, parsnips and apricots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 05:22 PM

I know I'm late with this, but will try to get around to it tonight. I didn't really understand its purpose until catsPHiddle sent my santee's to me. Now I get it.

Gutbucketeer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:00 PM

Top Secret Super Decoder Santa Hints

For GutBucketeer (JAB) [Jim Bunch]

 

1. What is your age range? 47 years and 11 months

2. Gender? Guy

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blue

4. Favorite authors/ type of book? I love old used book stores where I hunt for old song books ranging from folk music to shanties to 20s and 30s Novelty tunes for the Ukulele, etc. . My favorite fiction is urban fantasy/fairy. This includes books by Charles De Lint, Mercedes Lackey, Terry Brooks, Tom Dietz, etc.

5. What books have you really been wanting? The second and third Cliff Edwards Ukulele Song Books (I have the first one). The New Novelty Songbook (42 songs). The Space Child's Mother Goose (very expensive used, but they just came out with a reissue). Wordwright: the 3rd book in Tom Dietz's Soulsmith Trilogy . Picking the Ballad's Bones, the 2nd book in Elisabeth Scarborough's Songkiller Saga., Stuff like that.

6. What type of music do you like? Early Hot Jazz and novelty music from Cliff Edwards, Annette Hanshaw, Helen Kane, George Olsen, Frank Crumit, Spike Jones, Johnny Marvin, etc… String and Jug Bands (Highwoods String Band, Red Clay Ramblers, Georgia Yellow Hammers, Five Harmaniacs, Dave Van Ronk, Mound City Blue Blowers, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Hokum Boys, Dallas String Band, R Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders, Jim Kweskin, Memphis Jug Band, etc.), Early pre doowop vocal groups like the Mills Brothers, State Street Swingers, 5 Red Caps). Other than that I like really anything with singing in it.

7. What cds have you really been wanting? The new Mudcat compilation if it is ready in time. Amos thread says there will be several but the first one is ok. I have really been looking for the 2 Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band CD's (They are from Oz). The Highwoods String Band reissue. The Red Mountain White Trash CD. Red Clay Ramblers too. I just ruined my Double Decker String Band Chasin' Rainbows CD. I have really been looking for the 2 Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band CD's (They are from Oz).

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? None

9. What is your t-shirt size? Sad to say, it is XL.

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Yes, old song books and books on folk lore and folk tales. Someday, I will start storytelling.

11. What are some of your other hobbies? I'm active in Scouts: Matt's Boy Scout Troop, and Ryan's Cub Scout Pack. Last summer, I started liking fishing, but am not good at it yet. Surfing the web.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? None, I'm a "guy".

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret Santa know what you would like. I've been looking for a cheap fountain pen, since I can't stand to use ballpoints anymore. I would love anything that has been created by my Santa. Do a search on stuff I have posted.

Gutbucketeer

JAB

Jim Bunch

 


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:48 PM

1. what is your age range? Does age have a range? I was in 4th grade when JFK was assasinated and 18 when Alice Cooper's "18" was a hit.

2. gender? M

6. what type of music do you like? Most anything old-time: string band, early (pre-1950)country, ragtime, Civil war era, gospel (both black & white), 1890s,

7. what cds have you really been wanting? E.C.Ball "Through the Years"; Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice "Bristol" (or any of Ginny Hawker's CDs (Available from efolkmusic.com)

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Dust. Fakebooks,old music books, Old Hymn books. Antique bottles. .

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Playing music: Mandolin, banjo, banjo-mandolin, harmonica, autoharp, C-Melody Saxophone, saw, noseflute, jews-harp, &c

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? no

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. My day job is teaching 1st Grade. I lke to wear unusual hats (large size: 7 1/2 to 7 3/4,) but not baseball type caps. I am a Christian. I have a full beard, so the shaving kit my Father-in-law bought me last Christmas goes unused.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GUEST,Nathan in TX's SS
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 02:36 AM

Thanks Nathan!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 01:20 AM

Just bringing it back to the top.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GUEST,Alison's Secret Santa
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 09:43 AM

I've heard you are a bit of a Weird Sister - do you read Pratchett?

The elves are working on the cabin cruiser at the present moment - it may be a delayed delivery though!

Do you have holes in your ears to hang things from? Or do you prefer things to hang round your neck? Or even to go round your wrist???? Or do you just not wear such things?

And where is nws????? (apart from being in Australia!)


Help your somewhat bemused Sant send you what you would like instead of next year's tombola prizes ;-)))))


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Gloredhel
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 12:44 AM

Can't let this drop off the bottom. Bump!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: alison
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 01:04 AM

Dear Santa,

haven't read any Pratchett (I think my hubby has some lying around the place).... there's a first time for everything though....

I have lots of hole in my ears and yes I love things to hang from them or round my neck or wrist (I'm into silver rather than gold... and anything faery or celtic is good).....

NSW = New South Wales.... I'm in Sydney but Sydney is so big we go by the names of our suburbs.... (hence Baulkham Hills)

anyway Santa... anything would be lovely (while I'm waiting for the cabin cruiser...... *grin*)


slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 01:41 AM

Let's see:

I'll celebrate my Jubilee in January.

Not being a noun, I don't have a gender. But my sex is male. (Well, somebody had to say it! And unlike Bucky Fuller, I don't seem to be a verb, either...that would just make me moody and tense.)

I like surprises, and I'd hate to limit anyone's creativity, so I'd be happy with anything that can only be found in your part of the world. Unless it's a sweater--not much call for those in Hawaii!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: open mike
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 05:22 AM

no santa, i have no ticks--always wear
my collar when out and about-
fear of lyme disease, you know....
and thank for noticing i'm a girl--
no shaving kit for me either, por favor...
i go along with Dar Williams' record company--
razor and tie--which they named after things they did
not want to have in their loves any more, except in
name only...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 02:42 PM

~Refresh~


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Gloredhel
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 04:37 PM

Mark--groooan! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 11:25 AM

~REFRESH~


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GUEST,Helen's Secret Santie
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 05:01 PM

A package full of PURPLE is flying its way across the Atlantic (or Pacific) depending on which way the USPS decides to send it. The reindeer refuse to work pre-Christmas for less than double time and a half. Damn unions! (InoBu will get me for that but he has to figure out who I am).
Be a good little girl and don't open the presents until 12/25/02!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Helen
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 08:29 PM

My SS,

This is the third thread that I have found this. You have been busy.

And, as I said in one of the other threads: Me, good?? Wot a larf!!

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:00 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2002 Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:07 PM

Wow... having this thread refreshed is gonna cause confusion...

LOL


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