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BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003

artbrooks 02 Oct 03 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Kim C no cookie 02 Oct 03 - 02:44 PM
Clinton Hammond 02 Oct 03 - 03:36 PM
Edain 02 Oct 03 - 04:16 PM
Liz the Squeak 02 Oct 03 - 04:17 PM
Edain 02 Oct 03 - 04:24 PM
CapriUni 02 Oct 03 - 05:34 PM
Amos 02 Oct 03 - 06:23 PM
harpgirl 02 Oct 03 - 07:07 PM
RangerSteve 02 Oct 03 - 07:23 PM
Morticia 02 Oct 03 - 07:26 PM
Gloredhel 02 Oct 03 - 08:01 PM
Joybell 02 Oct 03 - 08:54 PM
Sorcha 02 Oct 03 - 09:24 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Oct 03 - 09:55 PM
NicoleC 02 Oct 03 - 10:19 PM
Mary in Kentucky 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM
Rustic Rebel 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Oct 03 - 12:01 AM
Partridge 03 Oct 03 - 05:27 AM
sian, west wales 03 Oct 03 - 05:47 AM
Morticia 03 Oct 03 - 08:23 AM
sian, west wales 03 Oct 03 - 09:21 AM
Morticia 03 Oct 03 - 09:43 AM
SINSULL 03 Oct 03 - 10:02 AM
Mrs.Duck 03 Oct 03 - 12:02 PM
katlaughing 03 Oct 03 - 12:31 PM
GUEST 03 Oct 03 - 01:26 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Oct 03 - 04:08 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Oct 03 - 04:13 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Oct 03 - 04:34 PM
GUEST 03 Oct 03 - 04:58 PM
nancyjo 03 Oct 03 - 05:05 PM
Big Mick 03 Oct 03 - 05:31 PM
CapriUni 03 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM
RangerSteve 03 Oct 03 - 07:05 PM
Stilly River Sage 04 Oct 03 - 01:38 AM
Trevor 04 Oct 03 - 05:46 AM
Leadfingers 04 Oct 03 - 06:10 AM
Bassic 04 Oct 03 - 07:53 AM
Bat Goddess 04 Oct 03 - 11:35 AM
Tinker 04 Oct 03 - 07:27 PM
Alaska Mike 05 Oct 03 - 11:28 AM
Mrs.Duck 05 Oct 03 - 03:06 PM
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Peg 06 Oct 03 - 10:12 AM
greg stephens 06 Oct 03 - 11:30 AM
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Blackcatter 07 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM
mooman 07 Oct 03 - 12:07 PM
JenEllen 07 Oct 03 - 12:46 PM
Barb'ry 07 Oct 03 - 01:22 PM
alison 07 Oct 03 - 09:42 PM
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artbrooks 08 Oct 03 - 08:28 AM
Snuffy 08 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM
MMario 08 Oct 03 - 09:58 AM
pixieofdoom 08 Oct 03 - 06:29 PM
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Nancy King 08 Oct 03 - 08:05 PM
Robin2 08 Oct 03 - 09:49 PM
Bardford 09 Oct 03 - 12:35 AM
curmudgeon 09 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM
Liz the Squeak 09 Oct 03 - 04:30 PM
SussexCarole 09 Oct 03 - 05:53 PM
bet 09 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM
Amos 09 Oct 03 - 08:07 PM
Helen 10 Oct 03 - 01:31 AM
Col K 10 Oct 03 - 04:20 AM
Sandra in Sydney 10 Oct 03 - 10:34 AM
JennyO 10 Oct 03 - 11:17 AM
JennyO 10 Oct 03 - 11:26 AM
Burke 10 Oct 03 - 07:03 PM
Stephen L. Rich 11 Oct 03 - 06:09 AM
running.hare 11 Oct 03 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,Nutty's SS 11 Oct 03 - 12:38 PM
CET 11 Oct 03 - 01:39 PM
Firecat 12 Oct 03 - 03:35 PM
Jeri 12 Oct 03 - 07:53 PM
GUEST,Burke's SS Connection 12 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM
Micca 13 Oct 03 - 06:29 AM
Burke 13 Oct 03 - 10:15 AM
rock chick 13 Oct 03 - 11:58 AM
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John MacKenzie 13 Oct 03 - 03:14 PM
vectis 13 Oct 03 - 07:22 PM
jaze 13 Oct 03 - 07:37 PM
Liz the Squeak 14 Oct 03 - 02:38 AM
nutty 14 Oct 03 - 04:07 PM
Liz the Squeak 14 Oct 03 - 06:14 PM
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Liz the Squeak 15 Oct 03 - 04:36 PM
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Tig 17 Oct 03 - 03:16 PM
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GUEST,Col's Secret Santa 19 Oct 03 - 02:13 AM
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Mark Cohen 29 Oct 03 - 04:32 AM
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Micca 01 Nov 03 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,Animaterra's SS 01 Nov 03 - 04:13 PM
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running.hare 06 Dec 03 - 05:58 AM
CET 18 Dec 03 - 08:16 PM
GUEST,Burke's SS 19 Dec 03 - 09:05 AM
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artbrooks 19 Dec 03 - 03:54 PM
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Subject: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: artbrooks
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 02:23 PM

Here it is...the traditional hint list, as originally created by Clinton Hammond, Crumudgeon-at-Large... Please don't assume that people remember what you put down last time...or that they really care what you want...

1. what is your age range?

2. gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting?

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 02:44 PM

1. what is your age range?
36

2. gender?
F

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Red

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Anything as long as the writing is good.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Something in German, because I'm still learning the language.

6. what type of music do you like?
Anything except jazz.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Something by Dolores Keane

8. What movies have you been wanting?
See #5.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Small

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Beatrix Potter things, beads, snow globes, knitting stuff, Pocket Dragons

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Cooking, reading, sewing, knitting, beadwork, painting (or the feeble attempt thereof), belly dancing, reenacting (18th century and Civil War), learning foreign languages, being a pest

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 really not particular. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 03:36 PM

I'm gonna start by saying, I'm not that large... I'm not small either, but I'm not that large...

Heh

And Aaaaawwaay we goooooo!

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

2. gender? Male, on my better days...

3. Do you have a favorite color? Something towards the dark end of the Blue spectrum... ya... or darkish greens...

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly I read SF/Fantasy, but I have so many that it'd be really hard to get me one...

5. what books have you really been wanting?
William Gibsons latest, "Pattern Recognition"...
Guy Kays book of Poetry "Beyond His Dark House"(Only available in Canada)
"The Dark Knight returns" Graphic novel...

6. what type of music do you like? Introspective, songer-songwriter stuff mostly... with killer guitar... But lyrics are most important...

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
"The Way I Walk" by Stephen Fearing
Jethro Tulls new X-mas CD...

8. What movies (DVDs specifically...) have you been wanting?
5th Element
Bladerunner(Theatrical OR Directors cut)
Gladiator
Almost Famous (Bootleg Edition)

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect dark-ish chochkies (sp?) Skulls... gargoyles... Dragons... prisims... cool sand timers... Neat candle holders... Things that glow in the dark... Funky hip-flasks... "Magic 8-ball" kinda oracles... Nifty "bar" kinda stuff for my speak-easy... But please... no cheesy pewter statues with ugly plastic prisims in 'em o.k.... I'd hate to just throw your gift away...

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Ummmm... PS2... (If anyone finds a copy of "The Simpsons: Road Rage" for cheap, let me know k!)

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 can always use another cool picture frame...
My fav 'candy' is black licorice...
My fav cookies are chocolate chip...
I LOVE good strong dark coffee...
I live for habeniero hot-sauces... (#10 and above)

I can be emailed annony-ly for more suggestions I guess...   

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Edain
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 04:16 PM

Here we go,

1. Age range - rapidly approching 2 decades
2. Gender - female
3. Favourite colour - not really but if pushed I'd have to go for darker colours (black red, dark greens etc)
4. Authours/books - mainly read sci-fi/fantasy novels but have been known to read crime novels and adaptations from TV (Babylon 5, Buffy etc)
5. Books wanted - I Robot - Asmiov
                - Chanur's(sp?) Legacy - Cherryth
                - anything else sci-fi/fantasy ish
6. Music - all sorts, mostly folk but not too many tunes, more songs. Brass bands.
7. CDs wanted - The new Tom Lewis one with Tanglefoot backing but not sure when it's out.
             - Tinker's Cuss
8. Films - Any of the Babylon 5 TV movies
         - ST2: Wrath of Khan
         - you get the idea....
9. T-shirt size - large, I like them baggy
10. Things collected - volcanic rocks, fuzzles (those little balls of fur with sticky feet and goggly eyes), dragons
11. Hobbies - spodding mainly, singing, assassins


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 04:17 PM

1. what is your age range? Nearly that age when I start getting the hot flushes.

2. gender? The one that gets hot flushes at a certain age.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Yes.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Almost anything as long as it's got dragons or detectives in. Or rude bits.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Cheque book - linked to the account of a very rich man.

6. what type of music do you like? Anything as long as it doesn't have a melodeon or accordion or the flugelhorn in it.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Bought them both last night but Virgin vouchers would be rather fun.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Anything with Sean Connery in it that I don't have already.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Smaller than it was.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Money. Dragons. Dust.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Eating chocolate. Sewing. Spending money. Knitting squares of strange coloured wool with stunted needles.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, pierced ears, quite like diamonds and amber.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'd like the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Or more chocolate. And motorbikes. Or a sportscar. Oh, and I'm mad as a bag of ferrets and mustn't get over excited, it isn't good for me dicky ticker.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Edain
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 04:24 PM

Hmmm... seem to have lost the last part of my post...

11. Hobbies - spodding
            - reading
            - singing
            - assassination
12. Gold/silver jewelry - not a huge jewelry person to be honest
13. Misc - don't eat chocolate
         - currently aborad for a year and with have to lug everything back home in August so large/heavy/delicate items may not be brilliant


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: CapriUni
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 05:34 PM

1. what is your age range?
   
   Chronological age is irrelevant, but since you asked, I'll be 40 in January. Don't let that be too strong and influence on you, however, I am amused by things geared for ages 10 and up.... In other words, I still like getting toys as presents!

2. gender?

   Female.

3. Do you have a favorite color?
   
   I like them all. But if you want to get me something to wear, pastels make me look sickly. I prefer jewel- and earth-tones.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
   
   I love fantasy, as long as it's not "Sword and Sorcery" (if you don't know what that means, those are generally the ones with covers graced by women with heaving bosoms, and some sort of mythical beast in the background). I also like folklore and folktales, humor, children's and young adult novels, and mysteries.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
   
   I have been told by several friends that I must read Gaimon's Sandman series of graphic novels... But if you really like a book (any book), and want to pass it along, I will most likely enjoy it too...

6. what type of music do you like?
   
   Nearly everything in moderation, except atonal modern classical and modern jazz, or hard, punk stuff...

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

   Surprise me!

8. What movies have you been wanting?

   Can't use movies, as my vcr's dead...

9. what is your t-shirt size?

   Large to extra large

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

    Stories, cheesy jokes, ideas... things I can carry around in my head...

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
   
    I dabble in decorating clothes, drawing, and basically live on the 'Net... I used to ride horses fairly regularly, but I haven't done that in years.

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

    Don't wear jewelry, as a rule (I'll occasionally wear a pin on a shirt). I could go with either.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
   
    I am easily amused -- really! But anything "cutesy" can get on my nerves Very quickly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Amos
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 06:23 PM

My entry from last year is still about right although I can accept DVDs now such as the Blues Series from PBS.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 07:07 PM

1. what is your age range?
I have a twenty year old son!
2. gender?
female the last time I looked
3. Do you have a favorite color?
blue green red
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I'll read just about anything
5. what books have you really been wanting?
Surprise me. I love books.
6. what type of music do you like?
Duh!!!
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
I'm easily pleased with something homegrown.
8. What movies have you been wanting?
Anything with a good musical score!
9. what is your t-shirt size?
The only tee-shirt I would consider wearing is the John Hartford tee-shirt up on E-Bay that is signed.
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
string instruments, occupied Japanese pottery, handmade items of all types, handkerchiefs, Gertrude Stein books, music books....
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
autoharp, sailing, knitting, sports, camping, hiking, waterfall hunting,
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
leave out the tone
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I am easily pleased in the material sense

harpgirl


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: RangerSteve
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 07:23 PM

Age: 53, 54 on Dec. 14

Male

No color preference

I collect: 1. arinas in unusual shapes
            2. antique bottles
            3. Old postcards, particularly the large letter
               "greetings from" kind.
            4. Regional cook books from wherever you live,
               especially the kind put out by organizations for
               fund raising purposes.
            5. If you're a musician, one of your CD's or tapes.
            6. Books about the local history of where you live.
               (but not New Jersey, I live there and have plenty).
            7. A sample of your own hand-made work, if you have any.

Other than the books mentioned above, I have too many and don't need any more. Same with movies and t-shirts. I don't need any jewelry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 07:26 PM

1. what is your age range?

erm.......0-100? I don't 'spect to live much beyond that unless I'm still having fun

2. gender?
F.....which could stand for frog, or fiddle ....or feverish

3. Do you have a favorite color?
electric blue, purple, dark green

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

5. what books have you really been wanting?
will read most anything but books on local folk music would be found a very appreciative home

6. what type of music do you like?
aside from folk? Blues, classical, opera, rock

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
the new June Tabor album, anything of Eliza Carthy's or Kate Rusby's, Nic Jones Unearthed.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Monsters Inc

9. what is your t-shirt size?
about what would house a small family in a hurricane

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
exotic booze, hangover cures, debts, songs

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
making things, painting things, causing mayhem

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 would be happy with anything that tells me more about you or your part of the world, or your music, or will help me to get out of jail free


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Gloredhel
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 08:01 PM

1. what is your age range?
Will be 19 just after Christmas

2. gender?
Girl

3. Do you have a favorite color?
At the moment, dark red, but also really like green

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
G.K. Chesterton, 19th-mid 20th century fiction and (lyric) poetry (no free verse, please!), Catholic books, Aristotelian philosophy

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Anything from Chesterton's Father Brown series, anything by Hilaire Belloc (don't own any yet but really want to), "Teach yourself Irish Gaelic"

6. what type of music do you like?
Classical, old jazz, blues, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, Breton, French, klezmer, Broadway (preferable old Broadway), organ music (especially French, like Vierne), medieval and Renaissance sacred polyphony (already have plenty of Palestrina)

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Soundtrack to "Chicago" (movie, not the Broadway one)
Any klezmer cds (I don't have any yet!)
Anything by Frank Harte, Joe Heaney, Sean Keane, Steeleye Span, Silly Wizard, or Maggie Boyle.
Music of Tallis, Victoria, Hassler (sacred)

8. What movies (DVDs) have you been wanting?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Any Audrey Hepburn movie except Breakfast at Tiffany's

9. what is your t-shirt size?
medium, but I don't wear t-shirts very much. More like sweaters.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Catholic religious items (I guess you could call it a collection)

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Hobbies, what hobbies? I'm a college student!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, and yes I have pierced ears. Please no more St. Bridget's crosses.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Um, I think I've been pretty specific, but I do play the harp and piano, so fun instrument-related items are good (but no more jewelry, please!) I'm a college student, so I will accept less-perishable food items. Like tea. I really, really love good tea (herbal or otherwise). Please no not-in-bags tea, though, unless you send a tea ball that doesn't leak tea into the cup. I've had no luck with tea balls. And I really like chocolate. Dark chocolate. Mmmm, chocolate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Joybell
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 08:54 PM

This is a really fun game - I mean serious activity. Thank you for including me.

1. Age range.
Older than I'd prefer - 58.
2. Gender.
Female.
3. Favourite colors.
Purple - Yellow - Green.
4.+ 5. Favourite books.
Anything about American folk-lore and/or Traditional American songs. Not fiction though.
6. Favourite music.
Old and extremely old recordings of American Mountain ballads. The Carter Family. 19th Century sentimental songs.
7. Cds I would really like.
Anything by The Carter Family, Anything by Rosetta Tharpe.
8. Movies.
DVDs Might not play here. Videos will. "The Ruling Class"
9. T-shirt size.
Very large. Sigh!
10. Collections
Old sheet-music with funny old pretty pictures on the covers.
11. Hobbies.
Pretty much just singing old, very old, and very, very old songs - but not really a hobby. Also involved in conservation work but that's not a hobby either really.
12.   Jewelry. Gold or silver?
Either but my ears are not pierced.
13. Anything else.
I just love presents, but can't think of anything else helpful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 09:24 PM

1. what is your age range?
52
2. gender?
F, I think
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Hunter green
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Sci fi, and Sword/Sorcery stuff. REALLY good fiction of any type
5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?
Lots of stuff--Delta blues, Irish, classical
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
None that I can think of
8. What movies have you been wanting?
The deaf lady doesn't really do movies
9. what is your t-shirt size?
Med-Lg
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Hairballs. Corgis. Recipes.
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Mudcat. Mudchat. Cooking. Gardening. Quilting
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Real gold, please, but don't really wear much jewelry at all.
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'm an 'Irish' nut--books, CDs, ancient history, just Irish 'stuff'


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 09:55 PM

1. age range - 50
2. gender - M
3. favorite color - none
4. favorite authors - anybody but Tom Clancy
5. books - anything that's not boring or about spies
6. type of music - any high energy acoustic style
7. what cds - none in particular
8. what movies - don't have anything to play 'em on
9. t-shirt size - XL
10. collect anything? - only stringed musical instruments
11. other hobbies - gardening
12. jewelry - don't wear it
13. D'addario Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: NicoleC
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:19 PM

1. what is your age range?
30's

2. gender?
Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Is black a color? I'm happy with dark, clear colors, like gem tones.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Sci-Fi and intelligent fantasy, historical fiction (but not historical romance), medieval history, Appalachian history (but not Civil War), and books with big genealogical charts or pretty period paintings of people in costume in the them.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Don't even try fiction. I'll probably own it already. You could go for a musical reference book and I haven't bought any history in several months.

6. what type of music do you like?
Blues pretty consistantly, bluegrass when it isn't too whiny, rockabilly, some rock but nothing like today's pop junk.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
The new Old Blind Dogs, the newest Sting, anything Johnny Cash, Emmylou's Stumble Into Grace

8. What movies have you been wanting?
I haven't really; I already bought them.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
A women's medium. If it's a guy's size or unisex, forget it -- it won't fit unless it's a tent.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Erm... no. Well, crate labels, when I find good ones with animals or nice fruit or castles and stuff on them.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Reading, sewing complex Ren Faire costumes for others but I don't care to go much myself, genealogy, violin, mandolin, and spending way too much time working on the house.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, but I can't wear cheap earrings. If it's not really gold or silver, please don't they'll just make me swell up. Cheap necklaces and fine. I don't wear bracelets, but am amenable to rings and toe rings.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Food presents are good, but I'm allergic to onions and everything related to onions except garlic. REALLY allergic. I have a guitar in need of a pretty big repair and a cheap mando that could use a better setup. The cat likes small rolly bouncy lightweight toys but I hate lots of stuff with kitties on it. I have a small backyard pond that could use a water lily and a couple of snails. Candles and stuff that burns is good or lanterns and holders. My decor is southwest, but not ranchero -- Mission will fit in but it's more Spanish Colonial. I hate cheesy stuff with flowers and unnecessary glittery bits but really like quality metals and finishes. I like old photographs and am learning to appreciate old Scotch. I also like trying out new beers; amber to medium dark is my preferred range.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM

1. what is your age range? 54

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book? travel/geography unique to SS's home

5. what books have you really been wanting? Ghost Layers and Color Washes: Three Steps to Spectacular Quilts...but I'll get it myself

6. what type of music do you like? something unique to SS's home...Irish...Scottish...Appalachian...classical...opera

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Schubert's trio in Eb "Nocturne" D897...but I'll get it myself

8. What movies have you been wanting? -- 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? music, flower gardening, quilting

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 anything unique to my SS's personality or part of the world

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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm at the age where a younger man looks real good.

2. gender? No, I'm not a pedophile.

3. Do you have a favorite color? I was once told by an ancient old soul that color is the key, only problem was I never found out what it opened...yet. Anyway I like earthy,autumn colors.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Tom Robbins is my favorite, but I don't usually read fiction.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I have all TR's books but I loaned out Another roadside attraction and never got it back, so I have been searching for that one.

6. what type of music do you like? Blues, contemporary folk, mudcatters, jazz.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? DWDitty (tried for that one on auction, didn't win) and I would like to hear the CD from Chris Rea his latest blues album.

8&9. No movies, I don't wear T-shirts

10.Do I collect anything? Do you know a pack rat when you see one? I do have some collections. Rocks, old kitchen utensils, music books, instruments, clocks, bones and other dead, decayed things, old farm tools, do I really have to go on?

11. Hobbies- I sculpt clay, rock hunter, music maker,garden herbs and veggies.

12. Jewlery- Homemade is good.

13. 13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like- I like conversation pieces. Anything that is weird, or interesting to look at, or feel, or smell or send your imagination into the realm of another dimension!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 12:01 AM

Aww man do I ever wish I could go back and edit my post...

Cause there's a very cool prezzie that I could add to my list, that's easy peasy for anyone, and would be HUGELY appreciated!

Blank Mini-discs... I can always use MORE blank mini-discs!

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Partridge
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:27 AM

1. what is your age range?
48

2. gender?
f

3. Do you have a favorite color?
dark reds and purples

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
prefer to buy my own books

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

6. what type of music do you like?
traditional folk

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
none, don't have a player at present

8. What movies have you been wanting?
none, don't have the means to watch them

9. what is your t-shirt size?
medium size 12/14 UK

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
unusual ingredients for cooking, tarot cards, crystals, essential oils, socks,

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
cooking, alternative therapies, I'm a crap knitter,

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
anything handmade is always appreciated, and surprises are good too


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:47 AM

I'm with Amos. Apart from being a year older, and no wiser, my hints still hold water.

I wouldn't mind one of the Mudcat CDs (and I'm sure that Amos will be refreshing his buy-now-buy-often pitch!) or the 'Cat Cookbook. I've also started on a patchwork course ... but I think I'm more of a quilter at heart.

And I'm not big on 'twee' - that is, hearts 'n' flowers 'n' fluffy kitties kinda stuff.

Oh - and I like nuts of all descriptions.

82 days to Christmas by my count ...

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Morticia
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 08:23 AM

sorry for the quick thread drift but what's the difference between patchwork and quilting?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 09:21 AM

Patchwork is the piecing together part. Quilting is the top stitching.

Most people like the patchwork part - I'm contrary. But it does make me popular with patchworkers ... !

I also prefer not to use a machine so - to return to the Hints - I suppose needle cases and other accessories would also be most welcomed prezzies!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Morticia
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 09:43 AM

thank you Sian, another day, another new thing learned, I love the Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 10:02 AM

1. what is your age range?
Almost 56.

2. gender?
It's a girl...and her name is Mary.

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Yes. This year it is green.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Biography; non-fiction. Too many authors to mention.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
None - I get them as I want them.

6. what type of music do you like?
DUHHHHH Isn't this Mudcat? Gay Nineties; Music Hall.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Same story as books.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
"Joanna" with Donald Sutherland circa 1968.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
As large as possible - see "Breast" thread.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
cats (live ones and please don't send one), Halloween treasures, miniatures,

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
I just took up yoga and watercolor.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Gold - 18K...well I can try can't I?

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I have all the things I will ever need. Something special from you, your town, your country, your lifestyle would be the most fun to receive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 12:02 PM

Apart from being a year older than last time and not having collected any more children all is much as it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 12:31 PM

1. what is your age range? adult

2. gender? well-balanced UP front

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I get all of my favs myself

5. what books have you really been wanting?Some I've seen mentioned here:
"The Mother Tongue & How She Got That Way" - Bill Bryson;
"The Story of Stone" or "Eight Skilled Gentlemen" - Barry Hughart;
"The Lovely Bones" - Alice Sebold;
"Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn" by Thomas Hubka(?);
"Nothing to Do But Stay" by Carrie Young;
"Electric Love Lizard" or "Coyote Blue" - Christopher Moore;
I really enjoy oral history type books;
OR, Surprise me!:-)



6. what type of music do you like? almost any except most musicals, easy listening, avant-garde/atonal, rap

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
anything by "Cabaret Dioso" out of Boulder, CO;
"Stories the Crow Told Me" (I keep hearing this one on Hober and love it);
Taj Mahal - "Mumtaz Mahal" Mudcatters lanfranc's, alanbit's, Fortunato's CDs, or any other Mudcatter's for that matter, though I have quite a few, so would need to PM a list to Khatt or something, for forwarding, to avoid dupes (I think I am lacking one of Rick Fielding's!);
Kevin Casey - Irish CD
Bascom Lamar Lunsford - "The Rose Grew About the Briar;"
anything by Ry Cooder!!;
Jonathan Byrd - "Wildflowers."


8. What movies have you been wanting? none, unless they come attached to their own BIG theatre, popcorn included!

9. what is your t-shirt size? extra-large, but it has to be in women's sizes. I really prefer to buy my own, though, UNLESS it's a Mudcat tshirt!

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I used to, stones, bits of sea glass, old books, antiques, but have decided there's enough clutter and dust for the rest of my lifetime, so...oh well, IF it's a nice piece of stone, glass, or whathaveyou from your area or some other smallish thing, i.e. seashell, etc. I'd love it

11. what are some of your other hobbies? besides Mudcatting? Reading, photography, designing jewelry and greeting cards

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? neither, don't do much jewelry anymore and already have enough if I change my mind

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like As others have said, I would also be happy with anything from your region, anything you might make yourself, and/or anything you might want to pass on. I am a great believer in recycling, reusing, giveaways, etc. and love to get "old things." I do not like "cutesy" things, though and most scented things send me running out the door for fresh air, esp. candles and perfumes:-) Love animals, music, good books, walks on the beach, candlelight...seek same**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 01:26 PM

Liz you dirty wench, what are you going to do with a voucher for Virgins? But you're darn right, it would be fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:08 PM

Perhaps someone can edit the thread title to include that this is the 2003 thread...

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:13 PM

thank you!

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:34 PM

It's not the vouchers, it's finding the bloody virgins!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:58 PM

And if they really are virgins, they certainly will become bloody.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: nancyjo
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:05 PM

Can someone explain to me what this is all about? Thanks!

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:31 PM

1. what is your age range? I am very proud to be 53. Been rode a little hard, and they didn't dry me off before putting me away, but I can still do a trick or two.

2. gender? I am a male of the species.

3. Do you have a favorite color?Anything but orange.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Morgan Llywelen. Her work as well as music books, especially Irish music or Labor music.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Every last one of them.

6. what type of music do you like? Folk oriented, but I have very eclectic tastes.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I really want to start building up my collection of Scottish music, particulary Ed Miller and Brian McNeil.

8. What movies have you been wanting? A Mighty Wind

9. what is your t-shirt size? With a name like Big Mick? You have to be kidding! XXL, of course.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? The aforementioned music books

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Woodworking, some instrument building, and .........OH THE SHAME........golf.

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.I would like GWB to go back to private industry. I would like fair labor laws in the USA. I would like peace on earth and goodwill to all. I would like a new lathe suitable for building Uilleann Pipes. And I would like all who read this to remember what the Secret Santa is all about and act accordingly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM

Okay, as a Secret-Santa-to-be, here are a few questions that I'd like answered, to help me find and/or make the perfect gift for my Santee-to-be:

1) Would you prefer a serious or silly gift, or a little bit of both?

2) Is there one post on Mudcat that you particularly like (either from yourself or someone else), or that you think somehow "hits the nail on the head" about something? If so, can you point me to it?

3) And/or: Is one of your favorites quotes something I can find in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations? And can you point me to it?

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: RangerSteve
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 07:05 PM

I wrote that I collect arinas. That should read "ocarinas". Sorry.
Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 01:38 AM


1. what is your age range? 49

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); rock from the Vietnam era, classical and opera (also what I grew up around).

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Horowitz at 100 (the Carnagie Hall concert from 1975) is on my list this year.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? I haven't seen A Mighty Wind--that would be a good choice.

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). Rocks and minerals.

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, a year later, STILL tiling and painting!

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

This is about it, I went and copied the source code from last year's post, if anyone is wondering. Saved a lot of time!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Trevor
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 05:46 AM

Just had a look at last year's, and it's about right, so:


1. what is your age range? 51 (Ouch!)

2. gender? Hang on....yep, still a bloke

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

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 Hints - 2003
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 06:10 AM

1:- Doddering old sixty-one

2:- Male - but only just I think.

3:- Blue I suppose.

4:- Got to be Pratchett but I have all his any way

5:- Sci Fi and GOOD fantasy.

6:- Folk (surprise ?) Early Blues and Original (early) Jazz

7:- I only get C D 's to stael songs off 'em

8:- No real interest in Movies!

9:- I havent worn a T shirt for years But am 40" Chest.

10:- I seem to collect musical instruments

11:- My only Hobby is Music these days.

12:- Only 'Jewellry' I use are scarf rings and pin badges.

13:- Basically I am a boring old fart whose only interest is Music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bassic
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 07:53 AM

1. what is your age range?

Between 46 and 48

2. gender?

Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Blues

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

I am lazy, only read books that others recomend to me, havnt had a bad recomendation yet!

5. what books have you really been wanting?

If you love it then so will I

6. what type of music do you like?

Almost anything pre 1985 ish.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

Some Phil Cinningham/Ali Bain stuff would be great but not fussy, (see answer 5)

8. What movies have you been wanting?

Nothing in particular, (have video and DVD).

9. what is your t-shirt size?

L (close fit), XL (comfort fit) XXL (Baggy fit)

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

Tune books, (lost all my tune reference books last year)

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

Nothing much outside music (no time!), bit of digital photography recently.

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

Slight preference for silver at the moment.

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

Anything musical, (so much to learn, so much to experience!), stuff about where you live, your kind of music, etc. Humour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 11:35 AM

Okay, here's last year's hint, revised a bit:

1. what is your age range?
Let's see, I've been just about every age up to and including 54, 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, books by or about journalists (just finished George Seldes' "Witness to a Century"), 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. (Ayuh, same as last year.)

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, the list goes on -- got Rick Fielding CDs last year!!!).

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
"The Secret Garden" -- 1949 version with Margaret Sullivan or "Wisconsin Death Trip". Then there's "Morgan, A Suitable Case for Treatment" but it's not available. Or "Last Polka" with the Schmenge Brothers, also unavailable and my pirated copy was loaned and never returned. (Sigh.)

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 marinated 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.

Okay, there it is, revised for the coming year.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Tinker
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 07:27 PM

1. What is your age range?
I'm now 46.

2. Gender?Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Burgundy, and shades of red, autumn tones, but no bright oranges

4. Favorite authors/ type of book?
Mysticism, Celtic Spirituality, Science Fiction/fantasy, Mysteries, Gardening

5. What books have you really been wanting?
I have so many it's a hard call Folk Music books would be good.

6. What type of music do you like?
Old Blues (20's and 30's—especially lesser known women) Folk, Humorous, Classical…

7. What cds have you really been wanting?
Seamus Kennedy, English Music Hall, Lil Johnson Complete Works Vol 1 or 2

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Hubby just bought me Mighty Wind…. I tend to just get them…

9. What is your t-shirt size?
Women's Medium

10. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
Bud Vases, Picture Frames, way too many books, Scarves in interesting textures and colors, Cats and Lions in small sizes Earrings

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
Learning to play guitar, gardening

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Gold and I love funky earrings, pierced please

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret Santa know what you would like
Anything that reflects you.... Of course a UK catter could surprise me with a new bottle of Cock of the North...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 11:28 AM

1. what is your age range?
        53

2. gender?
        Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?
        Dark Blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
        I read crime novels, adventure, sci-fi, historical, and pretty much anything else

5. what books have you really been wanting?
        Complicated plots with good writing

6. what type of music do you like?
        Folk music is what I listen to

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
        I would really like to finish writing a few more songs and produce my 4th CD

8. What movies have you been wanting?
        I don't watch many movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
        3X Tall

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
        Scimshawed whales teeth

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
        Guitar, singing, etc.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
        Except for a wedding band and a watch, 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
        It gets cold and dark here in Alaska around Christmas time


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 03:06 PM

Thread creep - why didn't the nativity happen on mudcat?

Answer - because they couldn't find three wise men and a virgin!

Boom, boom! Yes I know its an old joke.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Dani
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 03:57 PM

1. what is your age range?
~ 38. or is it 39? Close enough.

2. gender?
~ female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
~ deep, true purples, especially mixed with deep greens. Recently deep indigo and sapphire blues have been appealing

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
~ so little time to read! I read almost anything EXCEPT romance, sci-fi or crime.
Living where I do, I am especially enjoying Southern writers like Alan Gurganis, Fred Chappell, Lee Smith

5. what books have you really been wanting?
~ I usually haunt auctions and used book stores and find everything I want and more

6. what type of music do you like?
~ almost all kinds, but especially strong, a cappella songs of work, blues, spirituals, etc

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
~ every even numbered listing of Folk-Legacy, and every odd numbered listing of Camsco. Since Jerry Rassmussen just mentioned it, though, I'm saving my pennies for 100 Gospel Greats. Also want to try the new Erykah Badu. And anything Carl Perkins ever wrote, just for fun. But (see books, above) I really don't have time to listen to the CD's I have, and would be better off spending the money on freeing up my time so I could spend more time singing with people, instead of listening to other people do it!

8. What movies have you been wanting?
~ not much into movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
~HATE t-shirts: prefer soft cozy flannels that double as pajamas

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
~ sand from beaches of all kinds from around the world

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
~ currently, porch-sitting whenever I can get to it. If music, food and whiskey are involved, well, so much the better.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
~ wear very little, only wedding ring and some made by a friend

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
~ I don't so much like stuff, thingies, do-dads. I do like food, and good drink, and good company. I'm interested in you, and your life and environs, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 06:19 AM

Ah I've managed to do a copy and paste .... I amaze myself sometimes with my technical ability here. Good grief it will be moving blinking letters and colours next. OK mystery SS to be here goes

1. what is your age range? I'm half way thru the decade that life is supposed to begin at!

2. gender? I'm a girlie

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark Blue or maroon

4. favorite authors/ type of book? NO MORE BOOKS!!! they remind me too much of work (I'm a skool librarian). ... mind you some music books or books on dance notations would be good.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I get every book I need and don't even have to pay for it!

6. what type of music do you like? All sorts but folk influenced

7. what cds have you really been wanting? unusual CDs from different parts of the world which mix traditions

8. What movies have you been wanting? I buy all the movies I need for my Library

9. what is your t-shirt size? Big

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Crises!!! ... no seriously wind instruments of any sort

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Jumping up and down screaming at people (ie ceili caller!), drawing cartoons, walking, drinking (in fact the last two are really a combined hobby!)

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

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

Anything anyone sends will be very gratefully received. I've done this thing for 2 years and it is really good fun. Actually I enjoy the present hunting as a santa as much as the receiving. It's the fun in taking part that is far more important than what present you get out of it. Having said that I've had some wonderful unusual gifts from other parts of the world.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Alba
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:15 AM

This is what the body of your post will look like:
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Righty O!!

1. what is your age range? between 46 and 48!

2. gender? Woman.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Greens and Blues..no pastels though

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
   Hard to say really. I like non fiction and fiction and have no particular favorite Author. I do however enjoy the work of Joan Barfoot and Peter Hoeg.

5. what Books have you really been wanting?
   The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and The Lovely Bones by
   Alice Sebold

6. what type of Music do you like? I like a very wide range of Music from Trad, Folk, Blues and World but I have trouble with Rap and Trance stuff.... It's an age thing I suppose:>)
   

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Tuvian Musicians, desperate to learn the art of Throat Singing but I doubt I ever will! and Mudcatters CD's of course:>)
   
8. What movies have you been wanting? This is a hard one. I have
   a love of World Cinema and Independent Film.

9. what is your t-shirt size? I like some Tshirts for relaxing at Home and XL would suit that purpose.
   
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Pentangles and Pottery and Candle holders!



11. what are some of your other Hobbies? Gardening and Calligraphy

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I only wear
    Silver. I have never liked Gold.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
    I truly enjoy things that come from someone's unique part of the Planet, something special, either made by them or unique to where they live. I like giving and receiving Gifts. So whatever comes my way. Ill be happy:>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:49 AM

1. what is your age range?

At 58 (59 in February), about 200 meters, max.

2. gender?

Male.

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Yes. Plaid.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

Hey, I'm a LIBRARIAN!! I read pret' near anything with print on it (English preferred, but French okay and I'm getting into Spanish again). History, esp. of the Bronze and early Iron Ages in Celtic countries.

5. what books have you really been wanting?

Dan Crutcher's "King of the Mild Frontier." Dana Stabenow's novel about the Coast Guard, but not after it's published....

6. what type of music do you like?

Folk. Bluegrass. Western (ie, real cowboy, not Nashville).

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

The companion recording to the book "Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing."

8. What movies have you been wanting?

Don't do many movies....

9. what is your t-shirt size?

2XL (US), unfortunately.

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

Obscure facts.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

Computers, trumpeting, folklore and folkways, travel, fencing, archery (without a bow with pulleys and cams!), riflery (esp. black powder), hysterical reenactment, 'Cat, fishin', walking around in the woods with a firearm for the purpose of taking game (and failing to do so), reading, leatherworking, woodworking, writing Great Big Lies for the enjoyment of others -- that's all that come to mind right now, but there are others.

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

Either, as long as it's solid gold or silver. Platinum's good too.
I don't have pierced ears. Or anything else, for that matter.

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

I dunno. I'm just your simple, ordinary, extremely complex sort of straight guy who likes rubies the size of hen's eggs and the occassional Quest. I do need a new sword, though, as I flung my last one into a lake when I got hurt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Peg
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:12 AM

1. what is your age range?
40 this month!

2. gender?
female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
greens, blues, rose/pink, grey

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I collect old occult books from the 1970s, esp. "coffee table" ones...I also enjoy interesting cookbooks and books on gardening, as well as all occult topics, and specifically British/Celtic folklore or archeology...I am a used book fanatic.


5. what books have you really been wanting?
I would love to get a complete set or any of the Sandman (Neil Gaiman) comics, used and beat up is fine...

6. what type of music do you like?
"Celtic", goth, traditional, ambient, some classical

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
the new Tull Christmas CD; anything by John Renbourne in his Renaissance dance phase; traditional Breton/Quebec music

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Waking Life; Me Without You

9. what is your t-shirt size?
medium, or X-large (either close fitting, or sleeping shirt size)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
anything with a wild boar on it, or a stuffed or sculpted wild boar...


11. what are some of your other hobbies?
calligraphy, gardening, camping, cooking

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
silver, but depends what it is

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I think half the fun of getting gifts is seeing how the giver makes his/her choices...I do not generally like it when families etc. announce exactly what they want so they know exactly what they'll get...that said, with people who have never met each other, knowing at least a few surefire gifts is helpful...

glad to be participating this year after a year off!

peg


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:30 AM

I am male, of an appropriate age to remember Lonnie Donegan and the Rolling Stones.
I like just about anything, and am particuarly interested in anything that reflects the locality where my Secret Santa lives, music,food, photos,history, whatever(unless they live in Hull. I would of course expect the price limit on presents to be observed in normal circumstances, but if my SS is an eccentric millionaire a nice Martin D28 would be good: or a small island somewhere not too hot or too cold(with at least one bar and a small hill to climb).


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: sian, west wales
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:34 AM

Hey, I just found the perfect presents, but I think they're just a tad outside the price range: the mer-made is only $10,000 and the shadow garden is a steal at $50,000.

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: PageOfCups
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 04:06 PM

1. what is your age range?
        44

2. gender?
        female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
        blues (especially dark) and purples (likewise)

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
        I'll read darn near anything, though I lean more toward non-fiction right now.   Irish history/culture, historical disasters, and biographies are my favorites. Books on the US Civil War are also good, especially offbeat topics like disguised female soldiers, ghosts/spooky stories, etc. Oh, and I'm studying American Sign Language with a view to becoming an interpreter, so anything on ASL or Deaf culture interests me.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
        "Triangle: the fire that changed America" by Von Drehle; the new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (can't hurt to ask, can it?); "Veronica Guerin" by O'Reilly.

6. what type of music do you like?
        Irish/Celtic, folk, you know - Mudcat stuff. I'm big on soundtracks, too.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
        Nothing more specific than the above, really. If my Secret Santa has a CD, that'd be great! (Be sure to autograph it for me!) Or one or more of the Mudcat CDs for that matter...

8. What movies have you been wanting?
        At this point, I'm a renter more than a purchaser. But silly as it sounds, I'd love a copy of "Finding Nemo."

9. what is your t-shirt size?
        2XL. One X just won't do it.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
        Books and CDs. If three of something equals a collection, then salt&pepper shakers (the sillier the better).

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
        Cross-stitch, decoupage, and writing. Supplies for any of them would be great.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
        Silver. All silver, all the time.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
        I'm not big on seasonal Christmas stuff - I either forget to unpack it and bring it out, or it never gets put away. Chocolate is always good. Handmade things are really cool, so don't feel like you have to fight the mall crowds for a prezzie. Something unique to your neck of the woods would be neat, too. (My current woods is San Diego, California.)


... and CapriUni's three questions:

1) Would you prefer a serious or silly gift, or a little bit of both?
        A bit of both. I have a wacky sense of humor if that helps. "Cute" is right out, though: no fluffy         bunnies or Precious Moments stuff, please. Gaakkk!!

2) Is there one post on Mudcat that you particularly like (either from yourself or someone else), or that you think somehow "hits the nail on the head" about something? If so, can you point me to it?
        How about this thread: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants

3) And/or: Is one of your favorites quotes something I can find in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations? And can you point me to it?
        Geez, anything by Mark Twain. My current favorite is: "Supposing is good, but finding out is better." Fits with my being a librarian.

PoC


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Pseudolus
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 04:23 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm somewhere between 44 and 46!

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 but I think an excellent SS gift would be one of those pictoral books that "tell the story" of the area my secret santa lives.

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 wanting? Don't collect movies

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? kids!!! There are twins on the way!!!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I play the guitar and drums in our Church's Contemporary Praise Band!

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   (Copied from last year's!) 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 like it to say a little something about him/her or about where they live (see the book section above). 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 Hints - 2003
From: jaze
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:43 PM

1. age--rapidly approaching 50
2. gender--male
3. favorite color--deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
4. favorite type of book- I love Christmas stories-preferably older    ones.
5. What book I've been wanting--Positively 4th Street.
6.What type of music I like--traditional folk
7.What cd's I've been wanting---Mudcat cd's! I only have ROSE
8.What movies I've been wanting--Songcatcher! I love the soundtrack.
9. Do you collect anything?-- Nun knick-knacks
10.T-shirt size--small
11. Other hobbies--mostly reading
12. Silver or gold tone jewelry?--only wear watch and wedding    ring-both gold
Would be happy with anything you're thoughtful enough to send!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bassic
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM

Refresh, any more?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM

1. what is your age range?   37

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? yep royal purple

4. favorite authors/ type of book? non fiction - history (I'm an historian & am always interested in local histories)

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

6. what type of music do you like? anything but pop and country pop

7. what cds have you really been wanting? None in particular

8. What movies have you been wanting? none

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? dust, moss, books, candles

11. what are some of your other hobbies? don't have any - I turned my hobby into my profession

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? neither

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

Anything unique, artsy or interesting would be wonderful. I like stuff from different cultures (I live in Orlando, FL which is pretty mainstream U.S.) I like books about interesting history. I also sing Trad. Irish and play tin whistle (If you can find a quality low 'D' whistle for $20 go for it! - any be quality, I just mean something that plays pretty nicely.)

Thanks!

Blackcatter


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: mooman
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:07 PM

1. what is your age range? 51

2. gender? Male (last time I looked which was a long time ago)

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Philosophy

5. what books have you really been wanting? Anything challenging!

6. what type of music do you like? Eclectic! Folk, blues, jazz, soul, world music, rock. Not so keen on rap (unless a really good rap CD can convince me otherwise!)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Harder...as I have a huge collection!

8. What movies have you been wanting? Any good science fiction except The Matrix and Blade Runner which I already have.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL (if it's a small XXL then XXXL!)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Gadgets of any type!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Instrument making/repairing. Also archery....but perhaps unacceptable to the postal service!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Neither...I like the stone labradorite though.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Well I'm just a big easy old softy really....so anything will do!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JenEllen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:46 PM

Cut'n'paste from the last one 'cuz I'm lazy....*bg* (thanks CP for shouldering this again!)

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 the finest margarita mix on earth, 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: 31
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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Barb'ry
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 01:22 PM

Ok, here's my bit

Age - 44
Gender - female
Colour - Blues and purples
Authors - sci-fantasy
Books I really want - can't think - something to get my teeth into
Favourite music - folk - traditional
CDs I want - traditional/ballads/chorus - anything...
T shirt size - xxl but shrinking!
Collections - pottery, jugs, Manchester United things
Hobbies - silversmithing, pottery, Manchester United, singing, playing concertina, avoiding housework
Gold/silver - silver,
other - Happy with anything as long as it's not fluffy/cutesy!

Love Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: alison
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 09:42 PM

. what is your age range? mid 30's

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Doesn't really matter although dark greens are good

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

5. what books have you really been wanting? A year in Provence- Peter Mayle, with pretty watercolour pics... can't find it anywhere,

6. what type of music do you like? All sorts, mainly celtic (not foster & Allen, Fureys type stuff though)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? surprise me

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? large - I like to use them as jammies

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Cabin cruisers …. Hey its worth a try!! also pretty patterned sarongs which I use as wall hangings.

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 - doesn't really matter what you send me... the last 2 years I have been thrilled to bits with what I have received - I am happy just to be surprised.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: nancyjo
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:51 PM

1.what is your age range? Almost 53
2. gender? female
3. Do you have a favorite color? Purple; plum shades
4. favorite authors/ type of book? I love Dick Francis but I've read them all at least 3 times. I read a lot of mysteries. I like cookbooks.
5. what books have you really been wanting?
I'm a librarian and can get virtually any book I want, so I don't really need or want books. But I would love a "recommended reading list" from my Santa, especially mysteries or legal thrillers. A book you'd like me to read and then discuss with you would be great.
6. what type of music do you like? Old country and western, especially western. I love cowboy music. I am especially crazy about yodeling.
7. what cds have you really been wanting? none I can think of
8. What movies have you been wanting? None. I buy them for my library, so I can get what I want.
9. what is your t-shirt size? I don't wear t-shrits
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect buffalo – preferably wood, stone, or clay. NOT resin or anything modern looking. I like pictures of them, too – painting, drawings, etc.
11. what are some of your other hobbies? I make jewelry, mostly with vintage glass beads and wire work. I love to cook and bake. I live in Kansas and my favorite pastime is to drive around the state, especially to little towns, so I spend a lot of spare time in the car.
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I like old glass beads. I also like 50's style costume. The metal tone doesn't matter.Funky is good.
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like: Most of my house is decorated in a cowboy theme, so something appropriate for the house would be great. The theme is WESTERN, as opposed to south-western (i.e. not hot peppers and coyotes). Pictures of Roy and Gene and Gabby are everywhere. I love watching Gunsmoke and Rawhide and Have Gun Will Travel, et al. I like western themed pictures for the walls. Again, nothing resin or too modern looking. Tacky(like a snowdome)is good , cute/sweet is a big NO. But all that aside, I would love something from the locale of my santa, and/or something that reflects them. Homemade presents are the absolute best! Again, recommended reading, viewing, or listening lists would be very welcome. And I love tasty morsels - something you really like to eat.
Allegies: I'm allergic to precious moments, paintings on velvet, opera and rap.
From CapriUni
1) Would you prefer a serious or silly gift, or a little bit of both? Either is fine.
2) Is there one post on Mudcat that you particularly like ... I like the threads that get silly- things like "vouchers for virgins" and "funny-butt" and "snow-flies". I love Mondegreens.
3) one of your favorites quotes... I have lots, but probably as high on the list as anything (and it is in Bartlett's) is Sir Edmund Burke: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Whatever you do, don't waste any angst. I'm easy to please and I'm sure I'll love whatever I get.

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Mudlark
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:24 AM

1. Age? Getting too old to care

2. Gender? F

3. Favorite color? Earthy, dusty blues, faded hot pink.

4. Favorite authors/ type of book? Contemporary fiction: Ann LaMott (have most of hers), Richard Russo, Michael Malone, Barbara Kingsolver; also informal, personal books on writing. No biographies or science fiction.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Ann LaMott's "Joe Jones"...long out of print and just reissued in paperback, Bill Bryson's latest (A Short History of Nearly Everything), or any of his books except In a Sunburned Country and Notes from a Small Island (I have those).      

6. what type of music do you like? Wide-ranging but picky. Just about any kind of purely acoustic guitar, classical guitar, blues, baroque chamber music. Folk, of course, and trad jazz, but again, picky.      

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Hmmm...would like to try a Way Backs album, also Sonny Rollins' Sax Collosus, Leona Boyd's The Spanish Album, Fred Hersch Trio, At the Close of the Day.

A note on books and CD's. Paperback and used books preferred, used CD's OK, in fact, a read or listen, and reaction to either, would be a nice part of the gift, as would a list of Santa's favorite books and music.   

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? Lg to X-lg

10. do you collect anything? I'm out of room.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?   Folksinging, gardening, dog wrangling

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. Like hoop/dangly earrings, and bangles.   

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

Negative hints: Not into cute or food or anything that takes up much wall or tabletop space...I'm maxed out.

I'm not big on material goods, so any little thing that my SS would covet or find interesting, I would probably like as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: artbrooks
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 08:28 AM

OK, here's mine...be gentle, Secret Santa



1. what is your age range? I be 57

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green, usually, but I seem to be branching out until red lately.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly SF, but I read it all at the bookstore as soon as it comes out.

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

6. what type of music do you like? The entire folky range...besides the Mudcat CDs, recent ones I've gotten have been Jean Richie and Kate Rushby.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? As many people have said, the best would be one from my SS.

8. What movies have you been wanting? No thanks...I only want two, and I think the daughters have worked that out between them.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL...XXL on a bad day.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Military miniatures (toy soldiers)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? nothing much

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, but its the watch and ring for me, too.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Surprise me, but no chotskes, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM

1. what is your age range? 57

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? mostly blues.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? railways.

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

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional, unaccompanied, especially recordings of source singers. (oh, and parodies, comic and music-hall songs)

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

8. What movies have you been wanting? Who has time to watch 'em?.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL or bigger.

10. do you collect anything? no

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Morris dancing, Real Ale, Quizzes

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? No jewelry. I don't even have (or want) a watch.

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

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:58 AM

1. what is your age range? - working on half a century

2. gender? - male

3. Do you have a favorite color? teal

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Science Fiction

5. what books have you really been wanting? Greig-Duncan; Bronson; Child's Ballads

6. what type of music do you like? ecletic

7. what cds have you really been wanting? anything by the Minstrels of Mayhem, Anything by Molly and the Tinker

8. What movies have you been wanting? "once upon a matress"

9. what is your t-shirt size? xl or 2xl

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? gardening, cooking, knitting, crochet, acting, renaissance faires

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

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

I'm easily pleased


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 06:29 PM

1. what is your age range?
For the gift or me? I'm 22 next month
2. gender?
F

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Purple, black, dark red

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I'll read just about anything, though I'm not supposed to read Machiavelli anymore after the unfortunate annexing of small European countries incident

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Anything about herbal medicine or mythology/folklore but there really isn't a bad book choice

6. what type of music do you like?
Again, most anything though I prefer music with well written lyrics

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

8. What movies have you been wanting?
erm........haven't actually worked out how to use the video player yet

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Small

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
herbs, essential oils, plants, small European countries

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
martial arts, making stuff, drinking and carousing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, I'm allergic to gold

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'd be happy with absolutely anything, I'm easily pleased! I'd especially appreciate anything that meant something to the sender or told me something about them


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Helen's SS
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 06:36 PM

Helooooooo Helennnnnnn . . .

Please give me some hints.

I'm too muddle-headed to figure it out on me own!

your secret santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 08:05 PM

Whee! I just got my santee's info from CatsPHiddle, and realized that person has not yet posted hints. I'll be watching for them! And then I realized I hadn't posted mine, either. So here goes:

1. what is your age range?    Old enough to know better. 61, actually.

2. gender?   F

3. Do you have a favorite color?   Love purple, dark green, earth tones other than orange.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Thrillers, historical fiction -- paperback only!

5. what books have you really been wanting? First few volumes in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series. I've listened to them on tape and now I want to read them! (I already have several of the later volumes in the series).

6. what type of music do you like? Folk, of course, especially anything with great harmony.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Um, nothing in particular on the list at the moment...

8. What movies have you been wanting? I'll pass on the movies, thanks.

9. what is your t-shirt size?   Think I'll pass on that, too.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Other than bills and dust bunnies, you mean? Not really...

11. what are some of your other hobbies?    Gardening, needlework, keeping my cabin in Maine in reasonable shape.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   gold-tone, and I have pierced ears.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
Can't really come up with anything more -- I'll be pleased to receive whatever arrives!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Robin2
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:49 PM

Ok, here's my hints (a bit changed from last year)

1. what is your age range? 49 I think

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? periwinkle

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
music books, historical fiction is fun, gardening books

5. what books have you really been wanting? "The Portland Collection"

6. what type of music do you like?
country blues, swing, celtic, oldtime, everything but opera or new country

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Mudcat CD's, anything by Roy Bookbinder, Darrell Scott, Guy Clark, or surprise me

8. What movies have you been wanting?
none

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Medium (I shrunk a bit from last year)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
wildflowers, cats, surgical scars

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
walking and hiking

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
don't care, but just got my ears pierced this past week!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I am a musician and puppeteer for my living, so just fun and silly pressies are cool something local from where you live is way cool!
No food please, my docs have me on strict "no taste good" diet. If you think I would like to try it cause it's yummy, then I know I can't have it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bardford
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 12:35 AM

Being a lazy procrastinator, I've cut and pasted my info from last year, with some modifications.

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 45 than 40, so now I feel better. Not.

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. And fiddle tunes.

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. But I'll wait till I get a DVD player for this one.

9. what is your t-shirt size? I like XL, cause they will shrink. Something in a bell bottom would work. Does Arrow have a reverse taper dress shirt?

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 (STILL)learning the fiddle and guitar. Sometimes I rescue old snapshots from antique stores. Genealogy. Photography. Kayaking. Asking my cat who her favourite Scottish fiddler is - "Gow"

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? What can be found where you live that would not be available where I live? If I sent you a disposable camera to use and send back to me, film unprocessed, what would you photograph? Got a local newspaper? Something wrapped in that would be fine. Except haddock, unless the haddock is Fed-exed.

Happy Christmas Santa,
Bardford


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: curmudgeon
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM

1. what is your age range? Three score plus.

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? No

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Regional cook books, obscure folk song anthologies.

5. what books have you really been wanting? They're all too expensive; but a photcopy of Alf Edwards' concertina tutor would be nice.

6. what type of music do you like? English/Scots trad songs.

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

8. What movies have you been wanting? John Huston's "Moby Dick," the one with Gregory Peck and A.L. Lloyd; used.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XX

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like   Small tins/jars of local edibles and delicacies. My tastes are eclectic, but I absolutely DESPISE tripe, aspic, prunes, peaches and apricots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 04:30 PM

Well this is going to be fun... I've got an SS whom I know nothing about..... At last, I can offload that dreadfully rude mug and the out of date mint balls.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: SussexCarole
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 05:53 PM

Hi to my secret santa!!!

Age                50

Gender             Female

Favourite colour   Burgundy - (like vintage port & good red wine)

Books & Authors    Don't 'do' fiction of any sort or cookery books -
                   but local custom/history & music local to my
                   secret santa would be great

Films             No thanks - don't 'do' films - prefer real life

Music             Love it all

CDs                Secret santa recording

T Shirt size       34 - 26 - 38

Collections       I'll send round the hat ( enough for my
                   early retirement would be good)

Silver/gold       Metal's cold - I'd be happy with wood
                   (set with rubys & diamonds of course)
                  
Hobbies            Walking & enjoying the great outdoors,
                   campanology and music

Extras             Usually prefer memories to materialistic items
                   but would love something to keep & remind me of
                   my secret santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: bet
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM

I'm pretty easy. Surprises are nice.

I'm over 55 years

female and my favorite color is blue

I like to read historical fiction , especially relating to the west

I am a fan of most music (minus rap, hard rock)

t-shirt in large

I collect music boxes, pitchers, music books and instruments
(Kat will laugh at that.)

My hobbies are music, quilting,candle making,outdoor cooking,       hiking, camping and spoiling my grandson, (I'm soon tohave another one to spoil)

I like either gold or silver and I do have pierced ears. I'm not in to large ear rings though.

Hope this helps!   Like I said I just like suprises!!!! bet


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Amos
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 08:07 PM

RangerSteve:

To get ocarinas from arinas, just multiply by eight.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Helen
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 01:31 AM

1. what is your age range? 48

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? absolutely purple - any or all shades of purple, 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 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? 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. I do want a Susanna Mildonian harp CD or the Flanders Recorder Quartet doing Vivaldi's Four Seasons (I'm serious!)

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 someone like 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 Hints - 2003
From: Col K
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 04:20 AM

Age 54 Male Blue/black are fave colors
No fave books or authors I read very little fiction
I like most types of music esp folk but not "tunes" as in a session
I do not own a video or dvd so they would be no good
tshirt xxl
other hobbies- vintage transport trains and buses especially, would be very interested if you were nonuk about your local/national systems
I wear very little jewelry but silver is prefered to gold
Despite the name I have nothing to do with the military Col is short for Colin
Hope the above helps but really taking partis what counts.
Have fun chosing for me
Colin


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 10:34 AM

oops, this has been sitting in drafts for a few days.
..........................................

1. what is your age range?
51& a half

2. gender?
female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
several - red, black, purple

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I read a lot (I don't have a TV) - it's a wide selection as I love books - selected childrens fantasy, archaeology, social history, crafts, biography,

5. what books have you really been wanting?
I don't buy a lot of books (my bookcases are very full)

6. what type of music do you like?
traditional folk, shanties, singer/songwriters like my friend John Warner (mentioned on several threads)& similar folk who write with a solid traditional basis, liek the Tolpuddle cycle. I'm not into songs that describe the writer's sad life & loves, & recovery from life's wounds. I don't like wailing western stuff, nor do I like loud screaming modern pop stuff

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Laura Campbell (ex-Ian campbell Group), cos my CD shop couldn't get it!! Or yours/your friends or other great independent stuff I can't find in my local shop.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
never touch the stuff! I don't have a TV & never go to the movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
I'm not a t-shirt wearer (except in winter when I wear black long-sleeved tees).

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
yes! lots of things - Teddies & bears, pictures of bears (teddies &
polar etc); occasional pieces of interesting vintage china; small
penguins; old interesting crafty stuff & impliments; small interesting
things - like old toys, old ornaments - from my local charity shop, or the el-cheapo shops.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
running a folk club; jigsaw puzzles of bears, or historical paintings, under 750 pieces (my table is too small for larger ones); crosswords; crafty stuff - a bit of knitting, embroidery, mohair bear making; photographing folk concerts & festivals; buying (& playing) more CDs than one human can use.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
I have far too much costume jewellery (& 3 small, real 18ct gold rings!) but I can always fit in another piece of costume jewellery if it has a bear on it.

13. please include anything else you feel is important
that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
I don't eat sugary stuff so choccies & such are out. Info about your
area is great (well, last year's Secret Santa, Giac, provided some great stuff about her area). Crafty things you have made.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 11:17 AM

Hello to my Secret Santa, whoever you are.

1. What is your age range?
I've been on the planet this time for 58 years.

2. Gender?
Grrrrrrrrl.

3. Do you have a favourite color?
Yes. Mostly it's different shades of purple. I also like deep greens and peachy colors. Silver and copper colors are nice, too. Not keen on pale wishy-washy colours.

4. Favourite authors/type of book?
Love Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams (but I have most of them) and their ilk. I like weird humour, books on Pagan subjects, and science fiction. Oh yes, and Leunig.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular springs to mind. I like surprises.

6. What type of music do you like?
Most folk music, music with unusual instruments in - hurdy gurdies, all sorts of pipes, uillean pipes, appalachian dulcimers etc, high energy Irish music, good harmony singing, good classical music when I am in the right mood, and some blues and trad jazz. Hate middle-of-the-road and country and western.

7. What CD's have you really been wanting?
Mostly I'd rather pick them myself, but I'd be interested in one of yours, if you are a musician, or one of the Mudcat CD's.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
My son tells me he's giving me a DVD player for Christmas, so there are a number of movies I wouldn't mind having on DVD (assuming they are compatible with DVD players in Oz). Some of my favourites are -

The TV series of The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy
A Mighty Wind (haven't seen it yet)
Almost anything with Peter Sellers, particularly The Pink Panther Strikes Back, The Party, and I Love You Alice B Toklas
Harold and Maude and other movies worthy of being on the Weird Movies thread.

9. What is your T shirt size?
I like 'em loose and wide. I'm somewhat vertically challenged but horizontally enhanced, so to speak. Cuddly. Yeah - that's what I like to call it!

10. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I like miniatures, windchimes and dangly things, things made of copper, brass or glass, essential oils, frig magnets (not too kitchy though), shells, unusual crystals and rocks, hand-made things - anything from your area would be great.

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
Tropical fish, gardening - particularly herbs, camping, pottering around markets, writing silly poems and limericks, trying new and interesting foods (hence my horizontally enhanced state) - that's all I can think of for now.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
I lean somewhat towards silver - I have both - but what I like even more is a pink-gold or copper. Something with a mediaeval feel is interesting but I don't like really chunky jewelry - I prefer fine and delicate - dangly earrings are okay. I have pierced ears.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.
I'm pretty easy to please. Anything that reflects you, your personality, your music, your interests, your lifestyle or where you live would be greatly valued. I especially like handmade stuff and old stuff. Oh, and old single-malt whisky (hic :-))

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 11:26 AM

6. Yes Sandra, I like John Warner too (grin!)

11. And what Sandra said - running a folk club (how could I forget?)

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Burke
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:03 PM

1. what is your age range? Menopausal

2. gender? See 1

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. No horror or vampires, please. Science Fiction. Hymnals Popular non-fiction especially new looks at past history. Books about where you live.

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

6. what type of music do you like? Old time string bands, traditional from anywhere. I like my Folk traditional, but go beyond US & British Isles to Balkans, etc. Almost everyone who's been at Old Songs. I love the re-releases of the old '78s from Document & Yazoo, but only have a few.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Mudcat rainbow CD's (just because I haven't gotten around to it)

8. What movies have you been wanting? I'm not much of a movie person.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Christmas ornaments with geographical connections. Hymnals especially Shape note books.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I love to read.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Either. I have pierced ears. I've never been much on bracelets, but have one of Don Meixner's that I wear all the time.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'm a relatively new homeowner, I'm learning to play clawhammer banjo, I have 2 new kittens

I'd love to have something related to where you live or the music you do. I don't generally follow singer/songwriters, but if you are one I'd love to have your recording.

Negative – I can't stand coconut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 06:09 AM

Dear Santa,
    Here are the answers to the hint questions.

age:50

gender:male

favorite color: earth tones

favorite authors/books: I'll read anything I can get my hands on.I'm currently reading "Red Dog" by Louis de Bernieres. This is after finishing a graphic novel called "Kingdom Come" by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. My tastes are a tad on the eclectic side.

books wanted: see favorite authors/books

Favorite music: My musical tastes are nearly as eclectic as my reading preferences. The only sticking points are Fusion and Industrial Music ( not from an active dislike. I just don't understand them).

CD's wanted: The second volume in the George Gershwin Piano Roll series.

movies wanted: If you can lay your hands on a copy of either the ORIGINAL "We're No Angels" (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Rey, Leo G. Carrol, Basil Rathbone, and Peter Ustinov) or the British comedy "The Wrong Arm Of The Law" (Peter Sellers and Lionel Jefferies) you would certainly make my season bright.

t-shirt size: I always get large or extra large because they shrink down to my size after a couple of washings.

Collectables: I collect western string ties (bolos). I wear them on stage.

hobbies: none. I don't have time.

The closest that I get to wearing jewelry is the string ties.Most of the things that I do relate in some manner to the music.So, anything relating to world history (I'll read up on the history of any country. We're all in this together) would tie in to that.

Thanks for reading this far.

Happy Christmas. Merry New Year. Never trust a naked bus driver.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: running.hare
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 12:17 PM

1. what is your age range? Young enough to Get IDed at a pub. Old enough not to need fake ID.

2. gender? the Deadler (Ref: Kipling)

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blues purples and pinks are good.
Yellow based colourss not so good. exception: Primrose Yellow

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy. Girlyish. Adventure. Historical. Childrens lit.

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?   Folk (doh) Swing, proper Jazz, Disco. Sily.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Surprise me

8. What movies have you been wanting?

9. what is your t-shirt size? 12

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Herb garden. Guides. Bell ringing. Pub haunting. Tree Climbing.

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

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

I'm considered mildly insane. my tight colection includes: Purple & black 'Twinkers' , pale pink fishnet, Purple patterned & plain brown. Am very jelouse of a friend who has a blue pair with embroidered butterlies on the ankles ish.
I have long hair.
Rings are a bad Idear as I tend to fiddle, unconsiosly take them off, & then lose them.
The best pressies are sometimes those little things that you cant quite justifie spending money on for your self, but realy make you smile.
The suspence is 4/5ths of the fun. A surprise pacage in preaty paper, what more can I ask...   Ohh & my birthday is a week before xmass eve so if your thinking sending a couple of little things 1 in non xmass rapping paper would be a bonus *big grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Nutty's SS
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 12:38 PM

ohhhhhh Nutty, where art though? Who Art though?   What would though hate to receive through thine letter box???????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: CET
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 01:39 PM

OK, here goes:

1. what is your age range? 46

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Red

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I like fantasy, but don't read that much because most of it is tripe. However, when something good comes along, I snap it up. Military history. True crime and trials, especially British. Thrillers and espionage.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Can't think of any right now.

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional folk, particularly if it has really outstanding singing. I have come to like opera lately, especially Italian, but I'm not really an aficionado yet. I particularly like Bryn Terfel and Kenneth McKellar. In folk music, I tend towards dramatic, moving, or spooky songs.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? That's hard to say, but something Welsh would be nice. Something with really good renditions of Border Ballads or Burns songs would also be pretty favourite.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Can't think of any right now.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I like visiting Civil War battlefields (don't know if that qualifies as a hobby.) I also bake bread.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? The only jewelry I wear is cuff-links. I don't have a preference for gold or silver.

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

Chocolate is never unwelcome. Something distinctive from your part of the world would be great too.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Firecat
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 03:35 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm 19. I'll be 20 on January 5.

2. gender? I'm a girlie and proud of it! Heehee!

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I like comedy books, scripts (film or TV), autobiographies, and teen books eg. Night World, Sweet Valley High, etc.

5. what books have you really been wanting? None really.

6. what type of music do you like? Pretty much anything and everything, with the exception of country and jazz. Particular favourites are pop, rap, R'n'B, rock, film music and show tunes.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? None really.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Sorry if I'm getting boring, but I can't think of any specific ones.

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Butterflies, crystals, blue things, owls, cats.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Acting, reading, Mudcatting, sketching, writing poetry. Stuff like that really. I'm not a sporty type.

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 allergic to nickel silver.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 07:53 PM

1. what is your age range?
I'm between 47 and 49

2. gender?
F

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Octarine. No, not really. I'm not terribly fond of stong primary colors or pink or purple.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Like a LOAD of others, I like science fiction and fantasy. I love Terry Pratchett, I love Charles DeLint and his 'urban mythology', but I probably have most of their books. Books from your part of the world might be nice, but books weigh a lot

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

6. what type of music do you like?
Traditional acapella (like the Watersons), sea shanties, work songs, singer/songwriters who write singable songs (Lightfoot, Bogle, Keelaghan), indiginous music, fusion music, and plenty of other stuff I can't think of now. NOTE: the examples are just examples.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Really good ones I don't know about.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
I don't buy movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Large or humongous. I like them really baggy.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Musical instruments. Right now my collection lacks a button accordion, a Larrivee guitar and a 5-string fiddle. I also like old music books.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
I bead: stick 'em on string or wire and wear 'em.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
I usually prefer gold, but I like silver as well. I'm allergic to anything else except surgical steel, but that's only a problem with earrings.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
The most fun thing about this 'Secret Santa' stuff is the element of surprise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Burke's SS Connection
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM

Oh me.

Burke doesn't like coconut and the tree's already in the mail. Whatever shall I do? Whatever shall I do?

Oh me.

Burke, I do hope that you'll like the tree. It's a tad tall, at eight meters, but it IS rather well formed. Please remember that it takes lots and lots of warmth and sunshine; you can figure out the hole size from the root ball.

Oh me.

We did get most of the insects off of it before shipping, but there might still be a few palmetto bugs.

Oh me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Micca
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 06:29 AM

1 .what is your age range? 58,
2 . gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?
No, Friends say I can look scruffy in Anything, any colour! But Black is a fave. Cloaks are good too ( I have 3)

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Poetry, some sci-fi, crime, ala Grafton, Evanovitch, Reichs, Cornwell, etc and stuff to help song-writing, rhyming dictionaries etc, Celtic mythology, books about Witchcraft and Druidic things

5. what books have you really been wanting?
See above. but something that means something to you would be fave!! I have all the Graftons so far and Cornwells

6. what type of music do you like?
Folk ,Classical, Opera, No Pop, I LOATHE Rap and most current pop. I like songs with real lyrics, that are not 32 repetitions of the same single line of teen angst. And I would LOVE some of your work if you are a singer/songwriter,
Dislike,"over arranged" music and current "pop" music.
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
CDs Of Mudcatters, I have some,I have the Blue Bottle and the Mudcat CDs set, The New Cara CD wold be Nice ( Hint Hint) and any good Unaccompanied singing

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) and would be happy to add to this collection,(subtitles in English preferred rather than dubbed)

9. what is your t-shirt size?
XL. I like ones with local (to you) connections (I had a great one from Albuqurque last year, Many Thanks Artbrooks)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Wine,(Like Burgundy in particular) 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,( I was secretary of the University Wine Society for 5 years) 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 can't 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 what I hear in my head,
2.        I would be happy with local info, pix, and recipes , wine books, (pamphlet etc if you are in a wine-growing area about the local producers), and especially recordings of Mudcatters. or what you will....I Like surprises

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Burke
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 10:15 AM

Santa, You're not in Guam are you? I don't mind the tree, just so I don't have to eat the stuff that comes off of it. Come to think of it, as a tree, it's pretty pathetic. The winter here will kill it, so it looks like you may have wasted your money.

Santa, I really do appreciate the thought anyway.

BS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: rock chick
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 11:58 AM

1. what is your age range?

51 (BUT a very young 51 i have to add)

2. gender?

VERY Feminine

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Blue, greens, autumn colours but not bright colours.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

Rhyming dictionary's, short stories,   - dont like murder stories

5. what books have you really been wanting?

None at the moment spring to mind

6. what type of music do you like?

Country, but not the modern stuff, folk.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

have loads so none come to mind.

8. What movies have you been wanting?

Dont watch telly much

9. what is your t-shirt size?

UK 10 /12 medium.

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

started collecting muical instruments.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

music, sailing, and maybe soon diving

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

without a doubt white gold or silver

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

It would be great to have somthing associated with you and where you live, i love humour, musical things. This is great fun, the antisipation is all part of it, have fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Burke's SS
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 01:09 PM

Burke,

I just learned that the crew of the ship mutinied and tossed your tree, and a lot of breadfruit trees, overboard.

I'll get you something else.

Sincerely yours,
No, I'm not on Guam.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 03:14 PM

1. what is your age range?   Well over 21

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Terracotta

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Hobbit type stuff

5. what books have you really been wanting? Tristram Shandy

6. what type of music do you like? Portuguese Fado

7. what cds have you really been wanting?   Anything Stan Rogers or Marisa

8. What movies have you been wanting? None

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Fishing

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

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

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: vectis
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 07:22 PM

1. what is your age range?
50
2. gender?
F
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blues and reds
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
music, songs, silly, cartoons
5. what books have you really been wanting?
Stan Hugill's songs of the 7 seas (hopeful ain't I?)
6. what type of music do you like?
Folk, old blues
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
none in particular. Compilations are always welcome
8. What movies have you been wanting?
none
9. what is your t-shirt size?
40 an I like 'em fairly baggy
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
dragons and piano accordions
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
counted cross stitch. Travelling to far-flung exotic places (I wish)
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
either
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Small stuff which is personally crafted and/or useful is better than big and brash as my house has little space for knick knacks. SOmething meaningful to my SS and from their area would be lovely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: jaze
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 07:37 PM

Is this the land of the giants? Do you all wear really big t-shirts or am I just the smallest person around here? XXL would go all the way to my feet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 02:38 AM

Some gentle, subtle hinting for my secret santa please.... or anyone else likely to buy me a Christmas present.....

"Guide cats for the Blind" - Osmosys OSMO CD 020/21.

Gentle enough for you?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: nutty
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 04:07 PM

Don't panic Secret Santa ........ here are my vital statistics


1. nearing 60

2. female

3. prefer pastel shades but not pink

4. love poetry but not the usual stuff (old and obscure)

5. none really

6. folk music mainly traditional songs

7. tim laycock, mick ryan, bill whalley and dave fletcher,

8. rarely watch movies

9. at least xl .... I like them baggy to hide the bulges that keep appearing in the wrong places

10. owls (the pottery kind)

11. my dogs

12. gold ....the real thing (I'm allergic to the other kind)

13. My dogs are my other main interest ...I have two mongrel terriers

Anything is acceptable - I am very easily pleased ...... Just have fun chosing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 06:14 PM

These bloody mint balls are a bugger to wrap... Maybe I should have kept them in the tin and not tried to do them individually.....

Still waiting Santee!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 10:30 PM

Where is my Secret Santa? I've been a good girl and done my hints, and still no sign of him/her/it.

BBBBBBWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 04:36 PM

Oh bugger, I was looking at last years' list.... just like the bloody shopping list - I can always find last weeks, but never the one I walked out of the house with 30 mins previously.

Guess the mint balls can wait another 12 months.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Liz the Squeak's SS
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 09:32 PM

I sent you a message, my dear. Check the Goofy Hints Thread. I only pray you don't have me. Stale mint balls indeed!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 03 - 05:52 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Tig
Date: 17 Oct 03 - 03:16 PM

At least I can do my own typing this year - no broken collar bone!

1) What is your age range? 52

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, most any sort of 'interesting' info books about customs, country crafts, social history, cookery (in fact most anything :-) )

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 Hints - 2003
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Oct 03 - 12:37 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Col's Secret Santa
Date: 19 Oct 03 - 02:13 AM

Dear Col

Very embarassing this, but I didn't want you to think I'd forgotten you. Yes, it's happened again, I was picked up in another sleigh speed trap, and will be incarcerated for a period of time. Nonetheless, since I'll have precious little else to do but make sleigh licence plates, I'll be thinking hard about what to get you and will ho..ho..ho..hopefully get out early with good behavior, in which case you will receive your much deserved presents in a timely fashion.

To that end I would appreciate a more specific input re musical taste. For instance, just what do you mean by not wanting CDs that consist of "tunes, like in a session?"

Must go...another elf is here to see me. Mrs. Santa refuses to come, takes the rediculous view that I'm a disgrace to the family, and spends all her time blubbing in the lav. But I'm sure you understand.

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: jimmyt
Date: 19 Oct 03 - 09:27 AM

well, here goes, I am partial to t shirts Large that represent where you are from, ie a local pub or something. Also like coffee mugs the same way! MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Jimmyt's Sandy Claws
Date: 20 Oct 03 - 05:18 AM

Well, it's about time, buddy boy! And even now, it ain't a lot to be workin' on! Yer list were a whole lot longer when you was jest a tadpole up north!

sandy c.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Lyrical Lady's SS
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 06:32 PM

Cooooeeeee where are you my lovely Santee???
Give me some hints/orders pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Col K
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 08:06 PM

As you may or may not know I am in USA at moment and not always able to reach puter, will answer soon
No CD of just tunes please,as in fiddle tunes or boxes with tunes
Will post later when home


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 05:16 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Hollowfox
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 10:19 PM

Sorry for the delay, my darling SS (she said, sucking up). First I had the great-grandmother of all colds, then my computer crashed, then I was always interrupted at work so I couldn't sneak it in (then the dog ate my homework etcetc)
Anyway, I am 54, female, t-shirt size X. I prefer silver over gold, but appreciate beauty and craftsmanship over anything else. I love bright or rich colors (hard to find a bright shade of, say, brown).
Used books, records, casettes, CDs, videos or DVDs are Wonderful Things and A Very Fine Idea.
My taste in books runs to folklore/mythology, storytelling and suchlike in nonfiction, fantasy in fiction, and anything that's funny. If you live in the UK, I'd love anything bu Duncan Williamson or Stanley Robertson. If you live in Australia, I'd love anything by Kel Watkins.
Music? I'm a ballad junkie, but also like most traditional stuff. I was raised on opera, like renaissance music, bawdy songs, novelty records...pretty much whatever comes along except atonal "modern" jazz.
Other hobbies include embroidery, cross-stitch and latch-hook, so designing something for me to stitch might be nice (I can't draw to save my life).
Movies I'd like? Laurel & Hardy in Blotto, Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible, Peter Ustinov in Topkapi, Songcatcher (yes really), and if you're Canadian - the Arrogant Worms DVD of their gig with the Edmonton Symphony (as long as it doesn't go over the cost limit).
Again, if you're in the UK, I'd love to replace my copy of Taffy Thomas's Take These Chains From My Heart recording. And I just discovered Hugh Lupton a couple of weeks ago at the National Storytelling Festival.
When in Doubt, Edible gifts are always welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 04:32 AM

Too late for my hint...already got my present, and it was SO COOL! Sent a PM to SS...the return address gave it away.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 09:41 PM

Already got it??


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 11:24 PM

I guess that means you're not my santee--because I haven't bought or mailed mine yet. But I'm plotting planning my gift now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Micca
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 10:38 AM

posted this on silly hints but having just walked past 6 sealed up post boxes mayve here is also worth a post
SSs In general, if your Santa or Santee is UK based
be warned there is a postal strike that may mean things are delayed,(both in and out of the country) so if it is perishible,it might be as well to hold up a little and wait for the strike to be resolved, Will post when it (the strike) is or when there is more news.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Animaterra's SS
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 04:13 PM

Animaterra, I know you've got other things on your mind just now, darlin', but a little bit of a hint would be SO helpful!

Your Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Lyrical Lady's SS
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 07:07 PM

Come on then Lady, don't be shy
Give me a hint or I will cry


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Secret Santa
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 05:30 PM

Hollowfox:

Your prezzie is on the way. Do not open before December 25. And what if I do, you say? Ha! Our operatives are everywhere. We will know. Trust me on this. Any transgressions will be dealt with. As a first offender, you would be required to submit a 10,000 word paper, double spaced, on the subject of "The Art of Celine Dion."


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 05:04 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 05:07 PM

Gotta question. Firecat, your Secret Santa asked me to ask you whether you are allergic to ALL silver, just the cheap kind with lots of nickel?

The goofy hints thread is just too big for my computer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,needy in NC
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 07:37 PM

threeeee Vegas showgirls,
twoooooo Vegas showgirls,
and a Ve-e-e-e-gas showgirl!

I am very needy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Lizabee's Secret Santa
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 05:55 PM

Lizabee, look for a Post Card from me & reply here when you get it. I'll mail it after I know the nameless address works.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 09:05 PM

A message for Lyrical Lady's Secret Santa....

HERE I am....and all I can say is..today is the first day that have seen this thread! My parcel has arrived! You must have found some hints somewhere Santa because I think I have a new rooster to add to my collection!??? I have no idea who you are but thank you so much! I can't wait to open all the little packages!

LL


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: running.hare
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 05:58 AM

Post Card Received & understood *grin*

If You want to Add Lizabee to the top of the address our posty seems to of worked out that it's Me.

I once got a letter adressed to "Lizabee" without even my house number!!!

*seasons greatings*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: CET
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 08:16 PM

The present has landed. Thanks to my Secret Santa. I'm looking forward to opening it next week.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Burke's SS
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 09:05 AM

Ah, Burke!

Package one has been sent, you know. But I doubt that it will give you a clue to the ID of your SS -- or, as we say in Her Majesty's Service, no clue to ID your SS, since we like to drop prepositions.

In fact the ground is littered with prepositions. Bloody messy, it is, too. Needs a good sweeping up, if you ask me.

Then again, there are those who say that you SS doesn't have a clue either.

But there will be ANOTHER package sent shortly. And then, a special Packet o' Clues. But here's a clue to mull over:

"To feel the hand of Franklin reaching for the Northern Sea."

No, I'm not in Canada or Alaska at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,RangerSteve's Secret Santa
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 10:13 AM

Okay it's out and on it's way... Coming soon very soon to your post box.... Dont't forget, you have to rescue the belated birthday gift as soon as it arrives... The rest can wait til Christmas....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:33 AM

This is a message for artbrooks from your secret santa via santas secretary!

Dear Mister artbrooks:
This is your Secret Santa. Woe is me, technical difficulties prevent
my posting to this thread and teasing you with hints and jolly
proddings.
Rest assured, your gift is now in the mail and, with luck, should
arrive before Christmas Day!

best wishes for the holiday,
your Clandestine Clau


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: artbrooks
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 03:54 PM

Ah, the relief! I cannot properly express the joy I feel at knowing that I too am among the exaulted ranks of those who do, in fact, have a Secret Santa of their very own.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Asclepius' s aunty Artemis
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 02:36 PM

Pan made me a gift to give you
but off into the woods he then flew
chasing one of my nymphs
with the pipes at his hips
where he is now I haven't a clue.

But I'll catch him one wintry night
by a shaft of soft feathery light
and I'll send the fine whistles
(I won't enclose thistles)
Hope your Christmas and Hanukkah's bright

love, aunty artemis

PS hope you got your little song! You're so talented, nephew!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Burke
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 06:02 PM

Santa, dear,
I hope the package arrived in today's mail (I'm at work). Tomorrow I'm leaving town & won't be back until Dec. 30. I may not be able to get on to Mudcat while I'm away, either. I'm waiting eagerly.

I think I'll probably spend New Year's mulling over these clues & trying to decipher them. I'm a lousy detective. The only Franklin I know is Ben.


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