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BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004

artbrooks 09 Sep 04 - 08:05 AM
open mike 09 Sep 04 - 03:08 PM
Liz the Squeak 09 Sep 04 - 03:44 PM
Stilly River Sage 09 Sep 04 - 03:52 PM
Stilly River Sage 10 Sep 04 - 01:15 PM
greg stephens 10 Sep 04 - 01:27 PM
maire-aine 10 Sep 04 - 01:42 PM
beardedbruce 10 Sep 04 - 05:58 PM
Liz the Squeak 11 Sep 04 - 04:41 AM
beardedbruce 11 Sep 04 - 06:07 AM
Blackcatter 12 Sep 04 - 11:58 PM
Teresa 13 Sep 04 - 01:00 AM
mooman 13 Sep 04 - 04:07 AM
GUEST,alison 13 Sep 04 - 04:10 AM
CET 13 Sep 04 - 06:01 AM
CET 13 Sep 04 - 06:05 AM
GUEST 13 Sep 04 - 07:04 AM
JennieG 13 Sep 04 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,Partridge 13 Sep 04 - 09:51 AM
Stilly River Sage 13 Sep 04 - 10:13 AM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Sep 04 - 11:22 AM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Sep 04 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,Kim C no cookie 15 Sep 04 - 10:10 AM
Blackcatter 15 Sep 04 - 05:12 PM
Teresa 15 Sep 04 - 05:39 PM
Joybell 15 Sep 04 - 08:06 PM
Liz the Squeak 16 Sep 04 - 04:30 PM
RangerSteve 17 Sep 04 - 12:41 PM
Clinton Hammond 17 Sep 04 - 03:01 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 17 Sep 04 - 08:04 PM
bet 19 Sep 04 - 09:07 PM
katlaughing 19 Sep 04 - 10:25 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 20 Sep 04 - 06:58 AM
Joybell 20 Sep 04 - 08:41 PM
Alaska Mike 20 Sep 04 - 08:49 PM
Sorcha 20 Sep 04 - 08:56 PM
Helen 21 Sep 04 - 05:27 PM
Joybell 21 Sep 04 - 08:42 PM
SINSULL 29 Sep 04 - 01:09 PM
GUEST,Blackcatter 29 Sep 04 - 04:46 PM
SINSULL 29 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM
Sorcha 29 Sep 04 - 06:05 PM
MMario 01 Oct 04 - 09:54 AM
open mike 01 Oct 04 - 06:57 PM
MBSLynne 02 Oct 04 - 06:16 AM
MBSLynne 02 Oct 04 - 12:34 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Oct 04 - 03:55 PM
rumanci 03 Oct 04 - 04:08 PM
dunkel_esel 03 Oct 04 - 04:23 PM
Bat Goddess 03 Oct 04 - 07:40 PM
moonglow 03 Oct 04 - 09:22 PM
Liz the Squeak 04 Oct 04 - 12:48 PM
Clinton Hammond 04 Oct 04 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Seaking 04 Oct 04 - 09:15 PM
Rustic Rebel 04 Oct 04 - 09:33 PM
Mary in Kentucky 04 Oct 04 - 10:55 PM
sian, west wales 05 Oct 04 - 07:31 AM
Leadfingers 05 Oct 04 - 11:36 AM
freda underhill 05 Oct 04 - 11:58 AM
Emma B 05 Oct 04 - 02:02 PM
sian, west wales 05 Oct 04 - 02:26 PM
MBSLynne 05 Oct 04 - 03:46 PM
CapriUni 05 Oct 04 - 04:36 PM
Mrs Cobble 05 Oct 04 - 06:19 PM
artbrooks 05 Oct 04 - 06:29 PM
jaze 05 Oct 04 - 08:34 PM
Robin2 05 Oct 04 - 09:53 PM
Shanghaiceltic 05 Oct 04 - 10:55 PM
Catherine Jayne 06 Oct 04 - 03:55 AM
Rapparee 06 Oct 04 - 09:32 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Oct 04 - 10:08 AM
Amergin 06 Oct 04 - 10:23 AM
John MacKenzie 06 Oct 04 - 11:35 AM
curmudgeon 06 Oct 04 - 12:23 PM
BaldEagle2 06 Oct 04 - 12:28 PM
Amos 06 Oct 04 - 12:51 PM
jennbrooks 06 Oct 04 - 04:27 PM
Rapparee 06 Oct 04 - 05:05 PM
GUEST,Not Rapaire's Secret Santa 06 Oct 04 - 05:37 PM
Rapparee 06 Oct 04 - 05:39 PM
My guru always said 06 Oct 04 - 06:01 PM
Liz the Squeak 07 Oct 04 - 12:54 AM
Limpit 07 Oct 04 - 02:33 AM
beardedbruce 07 Oct 04 - 02:37 AM
Liz the Squeak 07 Oct 04 - 07:09 AM
artbrooks 07 Oct 04 - 07:53 AM
MBSLynne 07 Oct 04 - 09:23 AM
Micca 07 Oct 04 - 04:03 PM
JennyO 08 Oct 04 - 01:23 AM
artbrooks 08 Oct 04 - 08:11 AM
Tinker 08 Oct 04 - 11:23 AM
Sarah the flute 08 Oct 04 - 04:07 PM
The Fooles Troupe 10 Oct 04 - 12:26 AM
Firecat 10 Oct 04 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Mrs. Duck's SS 10 Oct 04 - 11:41 AM
Liz the Squeak 10 Oct 04 - 03:45 PM
The Fooles Troupe 10 Oct 04 - 08:12 PM
el_punkoid_nouveau 11 Oct 04 - 03:04 PM
GUEST,Cllr's SS 11 Oct 04 - 05:37 PM
Burke 11 Oct 04 - 07:07 PM
Liz the Squeak 12 Oct 04 - 04:42 AM
Snuffy 12 Oct 04 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,The SS of LF 12 Oct 04 - 09:09 AM
Crane Driver 12 Oct 04 - 05:47 PM
bet 13 Oct 04 - 09:50 AM
Alba 13 Oct 04 - 07:25 PM
GUEST 15 Oct 04 - 02:23 PM
Cllr 15 Oct 04 - 08:59 PM
Mrs.Duck 19 Oct 04 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Joybell's SS 19 Oct 04 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,Mrs. Duck's SS 19 Oct 04 - 08:18 PM
Pseudolus 19 Oct 04 - 11:01 PM
GUEST,Chanteyranger's ignored and neglected SS 20 Oct 04 - 12:30 PM
GUEST 20 Oct 04 - 04:08 PM
GUEST 20 Oct 04 - 09:47 PM
GUEST 21 Oct 04 - 09:25 PM
GUEST 22 Oct 04 - 08:42 PM
Nancy King 23 Oct 04 - 05:34 PM
GUEST,Nancy's no-doubt confused Santa-type person 24 Oct 04 - 01:08 PM
SussexCarole 24 Oct 04 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,Maire-aine's Secret Santa 24 Oct 04 - 02:05 PM
GUEST 24 Oct 04 - 07:20 PM
Crane Driver 25 Oct 04 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,CLLR's SS 26 Oct 04 - 04:43 PM
Sorcha 26 Oct 04 - 04:44 PM
GUEST 26 Oct 04 - 06:23 PM
Hollowfox 26 Oct 04 - 07:12 PM
JenEllen 27 Oct 04 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,JenEllen's Secret santa 27 Oct 04 - 08:46 PM
GUEST,Hollowfox's SS 28 Oct 04 - 01:24 PM
Stilly River Sage 29 Oct 04 - 12:13 PM
MMario 29 Oct 04 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Leadfinger's SS 29 Oct 04 - 12:23 PM
GUEST 29 Oct 04 - 08:04 PM
GUEST 31 Oct 04 - 08:45 PM
Peg 01 Nov 04 - 08:12 AM
Hollowfox 01 Nov 04 - 11:56 AM
Joybell 01 Nov 04 - 06:09 PM
Joybell 01 Nov 04 - 06:34 PM
Charmion 03 Nov 04 - 06:06 PM
Champagne Carol 09 Nov 04 - 09:23 AM
Cllr 09 Nov 04 - 10:42 AM
Stilly River Sage 10 Nov 04 - 10:31 AM
Stilly River Sage 11 Nov 04 - 06:55 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Nov 04 - 11:26 PM
GUEST,Mark Cohen's Secret Santy 14 Nov 04 - 03:33 PM
CarolC 14 Nov 04 - 09:26 PM
KathWestra 16 Nov 04 - 08:48 PM
GUEST,Champagne Carole's SS 08 Dec 04 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Champage carole's SS 08 Dec 04 - 07:35 AM
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Subject: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 08:05 AM

Here is the Hint list from previous years:

1. what is your age range?

2. gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

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

9. what is your t-shirt size?

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

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

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

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: open mike
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 03:08 PM

ok here is hte list i was remembering..
seems there is more detailed information
which might help...not sure what though.
philosophical ideas, etc. less superficial
that favorite color, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 03:44 PM

I'm doing this per pro Limpit who wants to be in it this year.

1. what is your age range? 8 years old

2. gender? girl.

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

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

5. what books have you really been wanting? The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson

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

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Stuff to help me sleep.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? Size 8-9 years (small to medium)

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? playing with my Baby Born, playing with my Hama beads (a hellish toy that involves making pictures from plastic beads and ironing them to weld them together) and being a pain.

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 the Disney Princesses and making things.

I'm allergic to MSG .

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 03:52 PM

Use this link back to the post I put on this year's Secret Santa signup thread to find previous years hints (straight and silly).

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 01:15 PM

1. what is your age range? 50

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Yes. :) I like dark greens and blues, deep reds, and I'm beginning to be fond of pale yellow.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I am adding to my Dad's collection of folk music books, in particular old and out of print books that will strengthen the collection. English, Irish, Scottish, and American Ballads. Anyone want to send me the complete Child set?

5. what books have you really been wanting? None in particular--I own more books than I can ever read in several lifetimes.

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional, older folk music (as mentioned in the book question). Classical music. A variety of other stuff, pretty eclectic.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I'd love to receive Mudcatter CDs!

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? None I can think of offhand. I buy DVDs mostly now, but I still record a lot on VCR tape.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium if it is pre-shrunk, Large if it is 100% cotton.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Yes, but I already have too many of most of the things I collect!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Photography, cooking, gardening, sewing, remodelling stuff around the house.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Neither. We have some sensitivity to metals here, so I'm careful with jewelry. The real silver and gold that I prefer are probably beyond the costs suggested for this gift exchange. However, I really like beautiful beads, natural stones or crystals, leather work, knotwork, etc. So a necklace or bracelet made of non-metal materials would be very nice.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. This gift exchange becomes a family event, and we enjoy thinking up something that is unique for our Santee just as we enjoy all parts of the gift from our Secret Santa. Little stuff that marks the origin of the sender are fun--wadded newspaper padding is usually flattened and read, stamps are examined, little tidbits tucked in with the package are always a lot of fun. If you're mailing from across an ocean, send little things that give us a flavor of your world. If you're mailing from here in North America, send us a clue as to what is going on in your community and your family.

Stilly River Sage


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: greg stephens
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 01:27 PM

I am old enough to rember skiffle.I dont wear jewellery, thought I could always learn. I always love hearing recordings of fellow Mudcatters. I love little things special to where you live. Like Stilly River Sage, I get a great deal of pleasure out of reading bits of local newspapers that things get wrapped in. I like food. I like drink. Basically, I like anything. Except pickled walnuts. And bodhrans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: maire-aine
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 01:42 PM

Secret Santa info for maire-aine:

1. what is your age range? I've been 54 for the last couple of years

2. gender? Female

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

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

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

6. what type of music do you like? Irish-Scottish-English-US-folk-music, and cajun-zydeco

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

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

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? 1)dust-bunnies & cat fur, 2) recipes, altho I hardly ever cook

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

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like: I have 2 cats (Molly & Little One) both 16-yrs-old. Recently found out I'm allergic to strawberries.

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 05:58 PM

1. what is your age range?

old enough to know better, but sometimes young enough to do it anyway.

2. gender?

male

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Blue- the blue that I have found in only two places. Looking down into a running water-cooled fission reactor, and looking into a glacier.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

Sci-fi and poetry

5. what books have you really been wanting?

an OED! But I have 50,000+ including paperbacks, so books are not a great idea.

6. what type of music do you like?

Yes

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

Music Hall, tearjerkers

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

have too many now

9. what is your t-shirt size?

have too many now...

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

books, computers, slide rules, coins, records, electronics, bears, Brittanicas ( the encyclopaedia), song lyrics, mugs, Canon cameras, Heisey glass, sterling silver candlesticks, salt and peppers, or dishes, hot sauces, military issue edged weapons, muses...

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

writing sonnets

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

not big on jewelry

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
                                 
5-10 pounds of good chocolate sent to someone else in my name is a wonderful gift...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 04:41 AM

I hereby rename my self 'Someone Else'....

Well a girl has to try!

SE


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 06:07 AM

LtS:

Still waiting on your address, to send chocolate...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Blackcatter
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 11:58 PM

Here's mine:

1. what is your age range? 38

2. gender?   Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Yes - ok, royal purple, forest green

4. favorite authors/ type of book?   History - if you send me a history of your local area - that'd be interesting! I'm a professional historian in Orlando, FL

5. what books have you really been wanting? none

6. what type of music do you like? here's what I don't like: country, pop, hip-hop. A personal CD or one of a friend will be appreciated. I particularly look for Celtic/Irish/Scots music as that's what I mostly perform.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? none

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

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?   dust, moss, books, single malt scotches

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Being misunderstood by women. If Santa can send me a clue . . .

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? gold - but don't bother with jewelry. Other than some ritual pieces, the only flashy thing I war is my gold watch.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I like odd things - foods would be nice, especially stuff from far away places. I open the gifts on the night of the Winter Solstice (Yule) in front of my friends - they've really liked what I've got before, and are looking forward to seeing what I get this year.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. No allergies, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Teresa
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 01:00 AM

Okeedoke, here goeth:

1. what is your age range? 39

2. gender? yes. ;) female

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? science fiction, especially folklore-related (Wellman, Kuttner, Card)

5. what books have you really been wanting? books about folk music; books by Richard feynman

6. what type of music do you like? traditional from anywhere, especially Appalachian, Celtic, and English

7. what cds have you really been wanting?Richard feynman playing bongos (if such is available); 'catter or home-grown recordings :)

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

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? dolphins; kitties (one kitty is real :) )

11. what are some of your other hobbies? computer, writing poetry, musical toys

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver (and natural stones)

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like Hmmm, I love to be surprised; I'm curious and go: "ooooh, shiny!" very easily :)

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm allergic to nickel. Also, I cannot read print, as I'm blinder'n a bat. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: mooman
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 04:07 AM

OK! Done this before but here goes again!

1. what is your age range? 52 to 52

2. gender? Lady McMoo advises I answer male

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Oh dear! I have so many... Science fiction: Iain M. Banks and Peter F. Hamilton but I have them all (unless Peter's Judas Unleashed comes out in time!). Philosophy books. Medicinal herbalism books.

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

6. what type of music do you like?   I like all sorts of good music. Perhaps more of an inclination these days towards blues. But I'm open to anything interesting.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? See above.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?   Preference for DVD format. I have all the Coen Brothers films. Maybe a good music DVD?

9. what is your t-shirt size? Usually XXL. Hey...'m just big, not fat!

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I don't gather any moss. Scientific paraphernalia is always interesting!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? The pursuit of unattainable women. Hey no, wrong thread! Music (of course), instrument repairing, photography, microscopy, fixing old junk up...

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I don't really wear jewellery apart from my labradorite pendant and Claddagh ring.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like   I'm pretty easy going and would basically value anything that my secret santa would care to give. Perhaps something that reflects his/her interests would be especially nice.

Peace (and thanks in advance!)

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,alison
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 04:10 AM

1. what is your age range? late 30's (I won't be able to say that for much longer.... AARRRRGGGHH!!!!)

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? surprise me

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..... but DVDs will - Brigadoon - Gene Kelly (I know really bad sets etc... I like it!!)or any other old MGM musicals....

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 3 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 2004
From: CET
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 06:01 AM

1. what is your age range? 47

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? Red

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Military history; true crime (esp. British); humour; historical fiction; favourite author is Patrick O'Brian, but I've read all his Jack Aubrey books, alas.

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

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional ballads, esp. British; traditional southern U.S. music; sea shanties and nautical songs; some singer-songwriters, too.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? something by Peter Bellamy; traditional music from France or Germany; Big Mama Thornton

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Can't think of any.

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? U.S. Civil War history, esp. visiting battle fields when I get the chance.

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: I like watching Rugby, esp. Wales (I should have listed masochism under hobbies).

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: CET
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 06:05 AM

P.S. to my hint list:

I have no allergies. A CD of your own or from your area would be great. A Mudcat CD would be excellent.

Thanks

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 07:04 AM

I wish for a suprise


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: JennieG
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 08:19 AM

This will be my first time so will you still respect me afterwards?

1. what is your age range? - 39 and some months - old enough to know better

2. gender? - F

3. Do you have a favorite color? - I really really love yellow - green is not bad either

4. favorite authors/ type of book? - enjoy social/local history but book postage can be prohibitive, don't read fantasy or sci-fi at all

5. what books have you really been wanting? - not that I can think of

6. what type of music do you like? - most sorts but not (c)rap, punk, heavy metal, techno stuff - I really prefer more gentle music!

7. what cds have you really been wanting? - I would love something from the American Angels, I haven't found it here in Oz

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? -not really practical as the different formats don't play here

9. what is your t-shirt size? - medium-ish - I am in the size 10-12 range but like them a bit loose

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? - would love to be able to afford to collect antique jewellery! I have a growing collection of wombats, my favourite animal, which is unique to Oz

11. what are some of your other hobbies? - patchwork/quilting/sewing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? - either but seem to wear mostly silver for everyday, gold for special occasions

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like - I am sure I will be happy with whatever Santa sends me, I love surprises!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. - no allergies that I know of

Cheers, and thank you Santa,
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 09:51 AM

1. what is your age range?
49

2. gender?
f

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
anything to do with spiritualism, nde's, mediums

5. what books have you really been wanting?
as above, I have James Van Praags and John Edwards

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 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 10:13 AM

I found a site that compares UK and Continental and American sizes.

CLOTHING SIZE EQUIVALENTS

Shop On!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 11:22 AM

Here is the Hint list from previous years:

1. what is your age range?
52

2. gender?   
female

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
very little space for any more books, unfortunately

5. what books have you really been wanting?
paperback versions of some out-of-print Andre Norton fantasies/science fiction, tho I haven't really started looking for them yet.

6. what type of music do you like?
traditional songs - Oz, British, North American - and modern songs in similar vein, shanties, unaccompanied singing, nostalgic music hall stuff,

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
I only have 16 Mudcatter CDs, not nearly enough.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
nuffin' to watch 'em on (& no interest in movies or TV, either)

9. what is your t-shirt size?
I already have 2, she says politely - a lovely red Mudcat T-shirt & the equally gorgeous Roll'n'Go shirt that I wear as overshirts at festivals. I don't need any more cos I'm not a t-shirt person.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
lotsa' stuff - bears (tho I'm trying to wean myself off this addiction, can't manage cold turkey), old embroideries & similar, small Japanese paper items & other stuff, Japanese fabric scraps, small christmas decorations,   

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
embroidery, crafts, knitting, making cards, collecting patterns/instructions & making plans to create crafty things,

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
yes, please - tho I also like brass/bronze metal stuff - including small & delicate earrings (my favourite pair came from a bargain shop, cost $3 & look like a million dollars). I don't like the current crop of cheap jewellery - white metal & bold stones (oops "plastics")

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I don't have a sweet tooth - I never eat chocolates, cakes, sweet stuff, & I only drink water, so everyone else's choice of choccies or wine is not for me.

bye for now
sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 09:35 AM

some threads really need refreshing after a Mudcat hiccup


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 10:10 AM

1. what is your age range? I'm not old - I'm 37.

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Red/Emerald/Sapphire

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I have a ton of books, BUT...

5. what books have you really been wanting? ...I have been wanting some of the Dalai Lama's books.

6. what type of music do you like? Everything but jazz.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? There's that new Stephen Foster tribute...

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Dunno... we're trying to replace some of our old videos with DVDs.

9. what is your t-shirt size? M

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Dust! (heheheh) I collect antique photographs (from the 19th century), vintage hats, fountain pens and nice paper. Also, I like anything having to do with Beatrix Potter.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Knitting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, fiddling, singing, bellydancing, beadwork. Also into fitness pursuits: yoga, pilates, weightlifting, etc., but I don't really consider that a "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

I am not really particular! I have enjoyed all my pressies from my past Santas. Like most women, however, I do like chocolate a whole lot. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Blackcatter
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 05:12 PM

The inevitable question is when do you traditioally open presents?

My family always opened them on Christmas Eve. I grew up in an Athiest family who chose to leave on a short vacation first thing Xmas morn - and yes, I know, what's a bunch of Athiests doing celebrating Xmas? Well, first of all, we focused on the Peace on Earth part and my parents realized it was a lot easier to have there child get presents like everyone else so kids wouldn't give me a hard time at school.

Today, since I'm a Pagan UU I open most presents on Yule/Winter Solstice typically the 21st.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Teresa
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 05:39 PM

As kids, we got to open one present, usually a fun one on Christmas Eve, then the rest on Christmas morning. My family were agnostic, but we still love the festive occasions. :) any excuse to celebrate. :) It's fun knowing folks from all over the world; you get to observe some interesting holidays. ;)

T


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Joybell
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 08:06 PM

Oh I do hope I get Bearded Bruce as a Santee. I've been wondering what to do with the old glacier in the back paddock.

Anyway for myself I'm all for getting a surprise present. I'm a young, slim, attractive lady on the inside, but the body I live in is nearly 60, much bigger than it should be, and showing signs of wear. Not much help really as hints go! Surprise me. And play the hint-dropping game about your identity the way Snuffy did last year. That was great fun. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 04:30 PM

We used to get one 'from the pets' which we opened on Christmas Eve. It was always modelling clay, which kept us quiet and amused until it was bed time. It's a tradition I've continued with Limpit, but it tends to be a bit more techincal than Plasticine these days!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: RangerSteve
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 12:41 PM

I'm a male, 54 yo, but I'll be 55 by Christmas.

I collect cookbooks, the kind with regional recipes from wherever it is you live, especially the kind put out by organizations (schools, Fire depts.), for fund raising purposes.

Also, Mudcatter CD's,(especially Country music in any form), Mudcatter crafts, mudcatter-authored books (the kind that can be read for pleasure), ocarinas in unusual shapes, antique glass bottles, and old postcards, especially the kind that say "greetings from" and then the name of the place in big letters.
also, any books about wherever it is you live - local history or picture books. (If you are a coastal dweller, I like lighthouses.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 03:01 PM

1. What is your age? 34

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... No ads or slogans unless it's a green-lantern symbol, or something from www.unamerican.com

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 a novel

5. what books have you really been wanting?
"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


8. What movies (DVDs specifically...) have you been wanting?

But only on DVD, region one... and ONLY if they are widescreen....


An Evening With Kevin Smith
Bladerunner (Directors cut)
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0790729628/qid=1089051208/sr=1-319/ref=sr_1_2_319/702-4366937-5241624
Strange Days (SE)
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000JSJC/qid=1089055254/sr=1-2049/ref=sr_1_2_2049/702-4366937-5241624
The Abyss (SE)
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004RE0J/qid=1089050483/sr=1-46/ref=sr_1_2_46/702-4366937-5241624
Tron (Extended Edition)
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005OCMR/qid=1089055620/sr=1-2217/ref=sr_1_2_2217/702-4366937-5241624
Dragonslayer
Legend (U.E.)
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000063UR2/qid=1089053502/sr=1-1160/ref=sr_1_2_1160/702-4366937-5241624
5th Element
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NRNA/qid=1089052445/sr=1-758/ref=sr_1_2_758/702-4366937-5241624
The Ref
Zombiegeddon !!!!!!!!!
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000YEES0/qid=1080139986/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0656635-9707230?v=glance&s=dvd
Troy
Stargate the movie
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000844I8/qid=1089055114/sr=1-2004/ref=sr_1_2_2004/702-4366937-5241624
The Iron Giant
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000028U3R/qid=1089053205/sr=1-1046/ref=sr_1_2_1046/702-4366937-5241624
Pitch Black SE
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001O3YD0/qid=1089051622/sr=1-434/ref=sr_1_2_434/702-4366937-5241624
Alien and Aliens
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00011V8IQ/qid=1089050617/sr=1-81/ref=sr_1_2_81/702-4366937-5241624
Armageddon
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000G3PA/qid=1089050804/sr=1-157/ref=sr_1_2_157/702-4366937-5241624
Big Trouble in little China
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005A3KU/qid=1089051106/sr=1-296/ref=sr_1_2_296/702-4366937-5241624
A Boy And His Dog
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000C825J/qid=1089051320/sr=1-337/ref=sr_1_2_337/702-4366937-5241624
Contact
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0790733226/qid=1089051747/sr=1-472/ref=sr_1_2_472/702-4366937-5241624
The Core
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AKCKM/qid=1089051747/sr=1-479/ref=sr_1_2_479/702-4366937-5241624
Cube
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008H2L0/qid=1089051865/sr=1-507/ref=sr_1_2_507/702-4366937-5241624
Cube 2
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008DDVY/qid=1089051865/sr=1-509/ref=sr_1_2_509/702-4366937-5241624
Dark Star
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000F169/qid=1089051996/sr=1-536/ref=sr_1_2_536/702-4366937-5241624
Enemy Mine
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059HAC/qid=1089052312/sr=1-681/ref=sr_1_2_681/702-4366937-5241624
Heavy Metal
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000844MU/qid=1089052739/sr=1-927/ref=sr_1_2_927/702-4366937-5241624
Highlander (D.C.)
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782008372/qid=1089052852/sr=1-964/ref=sr_1_2_964/702-4366937-5241624
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005YUNJ/qid=1089052935/sr=1-981/ref=sr_1_2_981/702-4366937-5241624
Independance Day
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00003Q43A/qid=1089053121/sr=1-1025/ref=sr_1_2_1025/702-4366937-5241624
Johnny Mnemonic
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000F3CB/qid=1089053266/sr=1-1080/ref=sr_1_2_1080/702-4366937-5241624
Ladyhawk
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/630469654X/qid=1089053421/sr=1-1136/ref=sr_1_2_1136/702-4366937-5241624
Logans Run
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004VVNB/qid=1089053592/sr=1-1205/ref=sr_1_2_1205/702-4366937-5241624
Mad Max
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005R2IS/qid=1089053697/sr=1-1242/ref=sr_1_2_1242/702-4366937-5241624
The Road Warrior
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0790729342/qid=1089054549/sr=1-1655/ref=sr_1_2_1655/702-4366937-5241624
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0790731932/qid=1089053697/sr=1-1243/ref=sr_1_2_1243/702-4366937-5241624
Muppets X-mas Carol
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000065V41/qid=1089053961/sr=1-1373/ref=sr_1_2_1373/702-4366937-5241624
Naked Lunch
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000CDUT5/qid=1089054011/sr=1-1399/ref=sr_1_2_1399/702-4366937-5241624
New Rose Hotel
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000CDUT5/qid=1089054011/sr=1-1399/ref=sr_1_2_1399/702-4366937-5241624
Nightmare Before X-mas
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000CDUT5/qid=1089054011/sr=1-1399/ref=sr_1_2_1399/702-4366937-5241624
Pi
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/078401213X/qid=1089054299/sr=1-1526/ref=sr_1_2_1526/702-4366937-5241624
The Postman
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/078401213X/qid=1089054299/sr=1-1526/ref=sr_1_2_1526/702-4366937-5241624
Quest For Fire
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/078401213X/qid=1089054299/sr=1-1526/ref=sr_1_2_1526/702-4366937-5241624
The Secret Of Roan Inish
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004TJKJ/qid=1089054717/sr=1-1751/ref=sr_1_2_1751/702-4366937-5241624
Snow WHite: A Tale Of Terror
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000F0CH/qid=1089054820/sr=1-1816/ref=sr_1_2_1816/702-4366937-5241624
Soldier
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000F0CH/qid=1089054820/sr=1-1816/ref=sr_1_2_1816/702-4366937-5241624
Starship Troopers
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008EY5W/qid=1089055202/sr=1-2032/ref=sr_1_2_2032/702-4366937-5241624
They Live
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059Z8J/qid=1089055335/sr=1-2072/ref=sr_1_2_2072/702-4366937-5241624
Time Bandits
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059Z8J/qid=1089055335/sr=1-2072/ref=sr_1_2_2072/702-4366937-5241624


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... Rude things... Like @ www.plasticfantasy.com But please... no cheesy pewter statues with ugly plastic prisims in 'em o.k.... I'd hate to just throw your gift away...

"Herco" Heavy gauge thumb picks...
Martin light gauge accoustic guitar strings... (.012-.054)

I'd LOVE a Buddy Christ
http://store.yahoo.com/jsbstash/budchrisdass1.html


11. what are some of your other hobbies?
PS2...
Indian Jones and the Emperors Tomb
Prince Of Persia: Sands of Time
Early Tomb Raider games (Not Angle of whatever...)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run

Even 2nd hand copies of these games would be GREAT!

I play darts... so "Dimplex" flights are a really safe bet... I can always use more of those...

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver... But I've kinda collected as much jewellery as I'm ever gonna wear

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...
I LOVE good strong dark coffee...
I live for habeniero hot-sauces... (Strength #10 and above)

No food alergies...

That, I think is that!

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:04 PM

1.Wahts Your Age? =30's
2.Gender? =Man
3.Wahts your favrite Colour?    =Black
4.Waht Books you read?          =Dinasours
5.Waht book you waht?          =A big book about dinasours
6Waht music you like          =Folk Music
7.Waht CD You want?          Anything exept opera and foreign crap
8.Waht Films you like?      None, my video is busted
9.Waht T shirt Size?       =BIG
10.Waht you colect?         I collect beer cans, i got a big pile near the chair
11.Hobbis?         Going to the pub.
12.Waht Jewellry you like?   I don;t like jeweleery
13.Are you allergic to anything?    Yes, I'm allergic to turkey shit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: bet
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 09:07 PM

1. what is your age range? 60+

2. gender? F

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? mystery and historical fiction

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like? I like all music excluding Rap and hard rock

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I left most CDs in Colorado so would like any.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? msuic boxes, instruments

11. what are some of your other hobbies? hike, cook, grandkids, sewing, crafts

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 Just moved to Alaska and left most belongings in Colorado. Am missing them. Retired school teacher have lots of time to kill. Am excited about gifts from other regions. bet


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 10:25 PM

When she says she "left most belongings in Colorado" she means it, folks!:-)

Okay, here's my go at it:

1. what is your age range? barely over 50

2. gender? F

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? mysteries, adventure, music/folk history, some sci-fi/fantasy, esp Charles de Lint, ELizabeth Scarborough and one I REALLY want by Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake

5. what books have you really been wanting? See above, plus Drinkers of the Wind and/or People of the Black Tents both by Carl Raswan; Mapp & Lucia by E. F. Benson; and/or, Another Place at the Table by Mrs. Harrison(?), The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold; Daughter of a Samurai by Edsu Inagaki; and anything by Barry Hughart, except Bridge of Birds as I've read it:-).

6. what type of music do you like? Almost anything, but prefer world/ethnic/folk from everywhere, esp. somewhere unusual and mostly instrumental

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Oh, Boy! Everything you hear on Hober Radio!**bg** First though would be "Stories the Crow Told Me;" Anything by "Big Blow and the Bushwhackers;" Diga Rythm's "Welcome to Our World;" Jean-Paul Guimond's "Fol Quebec;" ANYTHING by Leo Kottke or Tom Waits; Mill Run Dulcimer Band's "Give me just a little more time;"

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? none, thanks, don't buy movies for at home:-)

9. what is your t-shirt size? I am too picky about how they fit, BUT I don't have a Mudcat T and would love one in the biggest, loosest size they have

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Not anymore...too much clutter, except music, of course:-)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? reading, beading, jewellery design, photography

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? neither, I am just too picky, plus just don't wear much anymore

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

Allergies to scents, so no perfumes, candles, or incense; also to some foodstuffs, i.e. preservatives, artificial colourings and flavours

I love little things, boxes, trinkets, etc. esp. regional and also cards, photos, or postcards and stamps an coins. WOuld love to have a few pennies or whatever they were called, depending on your country, before they all went Euro, IF my Santa is cross the pond.:-)

Thanks!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 06:58 AM

OK, I guess it's my turn:
1. what is your age range?
Old enough to know better, etc.

2. gender?
female!

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Not really, but I lean towards jewel tones- garnet, sapphire, emerald...

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
"English cozy" mysterys (I loved the last 2 PDJames)
Well-written books (such as essays)on astronomy, history, and of course, folk music!

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Oh, I dunno. I'm not much of a book buyer, since we have a good library system.

6. what type of music do you like?
English/Irish/Scottish of all kinds, Appalachian and southern harmony, whatever my SS has recorded, etc.! NOT heavy metal, nor anything on American popular radio these days.

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

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
None- I'm not much of a movie watcher, although I like the old classics (I'm such a wuss!)

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Don't bother- I seldom wear one!

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
I have a few figurines playing concertina- the tackier the better!

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Hiking, knitting (I love natural fibers!)

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Don't bother- I have what I like to wear!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I would rather my SS surprise me with regional treats and other items than try to match my preferences- that's part of the fun!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I tend to be sensitive to some walnuts, but that's my only food restriction!

Allison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santas sending food from OZ
From: Joybell
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 08:41 PM

Well I just got the word from the post office. If we want to send food from Australia to the US we have to put a special number on the package. To find the number you visit the American FDA site. Haven't tried it myself but sounds a bit complicated. If the number isn't on the package it will be returned to sender or destroyed. (Eaten?). It looks like Vegemite and a stuffed Koala might be OK. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 08:49 PM

1. what is your age range? 54

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?   Dark Blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book?   Already have plenty of books

5. what books have you really been wanting?   Don't need any

6. what type of music do you like?     I enjoy most acoustic music. Clever Singer/Songwriter stuff mostly

7. what cds have you really been wanting?  I love unknown well crafted singer/songwriter CD's

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?   No movies please

9. what is your t-shirt size?  3xl tall

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?  fishing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   I only wear my wedding ring and watch


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 08:56 PM

Guess I should do this...



1. what is your age range?
I'm almost 53

2. gender?
Female

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Sword and sorcery fanatsy. Anne Mccaffery, Robin McKillip, almost anybody starting with Mc

5. what books have you really been wanting?
any of the Harry Potters. I have none.

6. what type of music do you like?
Irish Trad and Scottish Trad

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
none. Have more than I can listen to now.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
Any of the Harry Potter or LOTR ones in US video format. No DVD player

9. what is your t-shirt size?
US Med-Lg...UK med. chest/bust is 34"

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Nope. Don't need any more dustcatchers. Well, I do collect mice...as in for the fiddle case. Little mice that don't eat anything or leave turds around.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Sewing, quilting (if I make time) gardening, herbalism

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Gold tone, but don't do much jewlery at all. Don't even wear my wedding rings.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Sorry, can't be much help here....fiddle strings are always good. Or a honey do handy man about the house....come clean up my garden, haul away the crap, paint the house, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Helen
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 05:27 PM

Before I start, the most important part for me of the total Secret Santa experience is getting to know a bit about my Secret Santa so my favourite things are the ones which come from their local area, or which are chosen from their personal preferences, e.g. the music or books they love.

1. what is your age range? 49

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? This is the easiest question on the list: Purple & all shades of it, including magenta, violet, indigo etc and especially combinations of these

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Difficult to say - I love Margaret Atwood's books but have most of them. I have a whole Dewey Decimal system worth of books in my collection so I guess my book preferences are as wide a range as my music preferences - therefore you would have a wide choice on books (not very helpful I know) Your own interests or local area would be wonderful.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Secondhand is good. Most of my collection is secondhand - but none that I can think of

6. what type of music do you like? Everything! I used to say "everything but Country & Western and Opera" but that limitation doesn't even apply any more so I really want to find out what my Secret Santa likes

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

Nothing specific.

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

Secondhand is good. DVD's are difficult anyway because it has to be playable in Oz, although we may be able to work around it. Pal is the Oz VHS format but I can play NTSC videos.

I just remembered - I would really love a copy on video or DVD of the Ethel Merman classic Call Me Madam. It has been re-released I think. It may even be on the secondhand lists now.

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

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
working, looking for work, getting depressed through lack of work, trying to live without income - oh, sorry - that was the last few years. Last week I got into a temp job with possible future prospects so job hunting may not be my main waking-hours preoccupation any more.

Other hobbies: pastel drawing - haven't done any for a long time, and playing Celtic harp, trying to learn piano, and wanting to learn more music theory, especially harmonies, accompaniment, chords, chord progressions etc

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? probably silver, with a Celtic flavour

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

Anything which shows my Secret Santa's preferences and local area would be perfect.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Joybell
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 08:42 PM

Dear Secret Santa, Now that I've had time to see some other ideas, I really like the idea of a local-type present too. Happy Santa-ing Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 01:09 PM

1. what is your age range? Still 56

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? This year - green, deep emerald green.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Music - shanties, Music Hall, Ballads,etc

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

6. what type of music do you like? Gay Nineties, Civil War (American), Tearjerkers, Sea Shanties,

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Kendall Morse's next

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? 3X - we covered that in the Breast Thread.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Cats but I have stopped at four.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Finding the perfect husband - last year I got a battery operated one but his power died.

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. My spice rack is seriously depleted. I would love some new exotic spices from your area.

I am allergic to penicillen so if my SS is Canadian - no cheap antibiotics, thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 04:46 PM

Well if my Santee wishes something local from me, I'll be happy to send them rain water from 3 hurricanes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM

I already received some of that along with gusty wind. Thank you very much, BL. My roof is leaking AGAIN!

I also collect miniatures.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:05 PM

I would like to start collecting Green Men. Add them to my front room. Or, always, of course, fiddles...LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 09:54 AM

1. what is your age range? I've been every age from naught to 50

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? teal

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Science Fiction, Fantesy, Songbooks

5. what books have you really been wanting? yes

6. what type of music do you like? folk, chorus songs

7. what cds have you really been wanting? anything by mudcatters

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

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

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

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

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

13 anything else: easily satisfied


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: open mike
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 06:57 PM

1. what is your age range? 51 1/2 - 51 3/4 (WHOSE IDEA IS THIS RANGE?)
2. gender? OF THE FEMALE PERSUASION
3. Do you have a favorite color? PURPLE AND FOREST GREEN
4. favorite authors/ type of book? ANY THING ABOUT LABYRINTHS...
5. what books have you really been wanting? ANY--I AM IN A BOOK
EXCHANGE "CLUB" A CHAIN LETTER ACTUALLY--IF YOU WANT THE CHANCE TO
GET 36 BOOKS IN EXCHANGE FOR SENDING OUT ONLY ONE (AND 6 LETTERS)
LET ME KNOW!!
6. what type of music do you like? FOLK, ACOUSTIC, BLUEGRASS, OLD TIME
HOME MADE MUSIC PLAYED BY MUDCATTERS, CELTIC, BALLADS, SCANDINAVIAN
7. what cds have you really been wanting? ANY THING--ESP.IF BY MUDCATS
8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
HOME MOVIES??
9. what is your t-shirt size? X L
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? DUNG BEETLES, SCARABS, FOXES
11. what are some of your other hobbies? GARDENING, RADIO PROGRAMMER,
MAKING MUSIC, RAISING CANARIES, GOING TO MUSIC FESTIVALS, PLAYING FOR CONTRA DANCES, INTYERESTED IN WALKING AND BUILDING LABYRINTHS.
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 HOPE TO LEARN TO FLY FISH
I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY, LIKE THESE MAGAZINES: DIRTY LINEN, NO DEPRESSION, AND SING OUT! I PLAY GUITAR, MANDOLIN, BODHRAN, NYCKELHARP
AND TAKE WAY TOO MANY PICTURES AND SPEND WAY TOO MUCH TIME ONLINE!!
Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful
I DO NOT EAT MEAT--UNLESS IT IS SMOKED SALMON!!
ALSO HAVE DEVELOPED A MARMITE HABIT SINCE LAST SECRET SANTA TIME!!
ALSO AM ABOUT OUT OF VIOLET CRUNCH CANDY BARS FROM AUSTRALIA!!
FAVORITE SCENT OR FLAVOR....LAVENDAR, NAG CHAMPA, CHOCOLATE MINT.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: MBSLynne
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 06:16 AM

Here's mine:

1.What is your age range? Mentally 12 or so, or 30s, Physically 30s (I like to think!) chronologically- well I've been trying to get used to being 40 for 12 years.
2.gender? female
3.do you have a favorite color? Red and black
4. favorite authors/type of book? Terry Pratchett, Diana Gabaldon, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Edith Pargetter. Historical fiction (but not trashy period novels)Readable history non-fiction. Books about magic, herbs, cookbooks
5.what books have you really been wanting? The Diana Gabaldon book after "Fiery Cross"
6.what type of music do you like? Folk, heavy rock, classical. After those, almost anything except country and western, female opera singers and hiphop
7.what cds have you really been wanting? "Songs about Jane" Maroon 5, Marilyn Manson's latest
8.what movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? Don't watch movies much.
9.what is your t-shirt size? Probably medium. I'm a size 10 but like t-shirts a bit baggier.
10.do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect owls, miniature things, dolls house furniture
11.what are some of your other hobbies? History,gardening,cooking, sewing.
12.do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? gold but don't wear much jewelry except dangly ear rings
13.please inlude anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I like wierd witchy stuff, Gothic stuff, hippy stuff. I'm an eco-warrior-very bothered about the environment.I live in the country, milk cows. I love trees. Favourite smells: lavender (and 'Diorissimo' perfume!!)Favourite foods: smoked salmon, smoked wensleydale cheese, garlic-preferably with mushrooms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: MBSLynne
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 12:34 PM

How could I forget to put patchouli as one of my favourite smells?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 03:55 PM

Refresh.... you'll be needing it!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: rumanci
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 04:08 PM

I'm a medium sized female almost old enough to remember skiffle - at least the second time round! I like social history, geography, all sorts of music, walking downlands, cycling, reading, and I collect owls and song lyrics.
Most of all though - I like surprises (leaving myself wide open to the empty box syndrome - "that'll surprise her all right" .... *g*)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: dunkel_esel
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 04:23 PM

oh oh oh, she comes... the party pooper!

I am not taking part in xmas this yr.

mjxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 07:40 PM

1. what is your age range?
Let's see, I've been just about every age up to and including 55, 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 on early gravestones or gravestone carvers (from your neck of the woods?), books about words and language, printing and typography, books about books.

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. Ruth Moore books about Maine.

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 (Jed Marum, Big Mick, Hissyfit, etc.)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
DVDs or VHS -- "The Secret Garden" (1949 version with Margaret Sullivan), "Bubba-Hotep" -- I finally found a copy of "Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment"!!! The more off-the-wall the better. Favorite directors are John Waters, David Lynch, Luis Bunuel, Peter Greenaway, etc.

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, mermaids . . . collections.

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

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 (I keep saying that) . . . if I think of anything. Oh, I'm a sucker for fancy scented bath stuff.

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: moonglow
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 09:22 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm sixteen... I feel so young...

2. gender? I've been a girl for as long as I can remember...

3. Do you have a favorite color? yes- garnet, dark (forest/olive) green

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Douglas Adams, Shakespeare, George Orwell (if that gives you any clue at all)

5. what books have you really been wanting? perhaps one on renaissance costuming, or one to teach me to play the hammered dulcimer

6. what type of music do you like? heavy rock/metal, folk, classical, Tom Lehrer (I might mention that I dislike hip-hop/rap/country)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Queen or AC/DC would be nice

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

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I'm pretty sure I do but I can't think of anything right now, also, some would say I have enough junk already.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? sewing- I cosplay (making and wearing costumes of anime/cartoon characters) and am interested in 14-16th century costume (yet have made none), making jewelry (chainmail and beading)

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver, but I have metal allergy issues, so earrings and such are out of the question

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm allergic to salmon (but will make exceptions if it's smoked) ;) and as I said before I am allergic to many metals (what exactly those are is fuzzy at the moment)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 12:48 PM

Clinton has given a huge list of movies he'd like, but he HASN'T SENT ME AN ADDRESS TO PASS ON!!!!

joHn from Hull9 has also given a lovely list but no address - if he is joining in?!

If you want to receive something YOU MUST PM ME YOUR DETAILS PLEASE!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 12:59 PM

Wow... it's a good thing I ghosted in here in a moment of boredom...

LtS... Might be beter to PM such info, as not eveyone ghosts this thread every day...

I didn't forward my addy to you because I though you said else-where that you had that stuff from last year... I will PM it to you now...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 09:15 PM

1. what is your age range?   
47 3/4 - 48

2. gender?
All boy

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Dark Blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Really depends on the mood, popular novels mostly. Tend to pick up anything to do with the Industrial revolution, I find the ingenuity of the early great Engineers fascinating

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Nothing specific on my list, I tend to impulse buy at airports.

6. what type of music do you like?
Most things but not jazz or rap. Specifically like acoustic folk, kept nice and simple -no annoying overproductions, one voice, one guitar type of thing.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
I've been trying to do more unaccompanied singing this year and am always looking for new material to learn so anything of that ilk with good chorus songs. I Bought an ealy Watersons LP on ebay recently so something similar would be ideal.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? medium to large (large for safety). Darks only.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Ornamental elephants, I've got wooden, porcelain, silver, glass. Smaller and more 'unique' the better.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Anything to do with Rugby (Union), (Teams: London Irish, Ireland, Felixstowe FRUFC), Camping/caravaning (festivals only) but I'm a sucker for gadgets and Gizmos (e.g. luminous, rechargeable, self extracting tent pegs), play guitar -reasonable, bouzouki- learning, melodeon - badly and strictly restricted to home use only. Most expensive hobby is raising two children but don't need any more thanks Santa.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   
Not a jewelry type person.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.

I milaid my pint tankard at Sidmouth this year so need to replace it before the Festival season starts next year. Looking for one with a built-in directional homing beacon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 09:33 PM

Ho Ho Ho and Merry(almost)Halloween!
I discover that I am another year older than last year, but that keeps me in the range of a 46 year young woman. I still haven't completed my prime years but working on them.
Yes, I like colors. Colors are good.
I am still wanting a DW Ditty CD, and tried in the auction but never got back to it on time. I would like the latest Steeley Dan CD or for that matter the earliest because I don't have any Steeley Dan CD's and I have really been liking those guys lately.
I am a blues woman, but play a funky kind of contemporary folk and blues style.
Collecting is a hobby, or the other way around. I collect antique kitchen utensils and other old kitchen junk. Antique instruments, I like strange things, weird is good.
I like little musical toys for gatherings. I always have the bag of toys.
And I enjoy surprises. Last year was wonderful when I recieved RangerSteve's very own kick-butt cassette recording, an excellent CD of Cephis and Wiggins, A beautiful book of New Jersey, an old beater and a candle meant to rectify my sins and purify my ways!(Don't think it worked though)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 10:55 PM

I haven't changed much since last year. Hints are here. But I am a year older and a bit grayer.

I've had three Secret Santas and all three surprised me with wonderful gifts - special music, lots of personal stuff from where they live, and silly hints. Let the games begin...soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: sian, west wales
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 07:31 AM

Well, I'm pretty much the same as when this whole thing started up


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 11:36 AM

My list hasnt changed since last year either ,but i will post any way - then someone can check and see where I have misremebered !!

1. 'Early' sixties

2. Male

3. Dont really have one and tend to Co-Ordinate

4. Fantasy and S F

5. The Complete Encyclopedia Brittanica ! (I always was an optimist)

6. Folk Music and Original Jazz

7. Anything I can steal songs and tunes from

8. I dont even have a T V

9. 40 inch chest

10. Malt Whisky

11. Crosswords and music

12. Only Jewellery I use is Cuff Links and Scarf Rings

13. Basically just a boring old pro muso and trainee Dirty Old Man .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: freda underhill
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 11:58 AM

1. what is your age range? more than 49, less than 51

2. gender? yes

3. Do you have a favorite color? no

4. favorite authors/ type of book? art books

5. what books have you really been wanting? a book a fairy tales

6. what type of music do you like? folk, classical,

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Sean Keane

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? none
9. what is your t-shirt size? medum or large - dont wear tshirts

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? embroidery threads, drawing paper, stripey socks

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drawing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? dont send jewellry, thats too expen$ive. it would be interesting to see something quirky or creative that youve made or stumbled across..

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. I'm vegetarian and i love lavender.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Emma B
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 02:02 PM

Hey Santy, be gentle I'm new to this! and besides which I only just got back from my "summer hols"

age : 59 chronologically but 23 at heart!

gender : female (last time I checked)

fav. colour: blues. greens, bluey-greens, greeny-blues NOT purple!

fav authors:   Pratchett, Lindsey Davis, Michele Roberts, Emma
               Tennant, Sara Maitland etc.... regional cookery books
               with mouth watering (semi-porno) pictures

what books am I wanting? - Although I've read all the MaCall Smith
                           No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books - I
                           don't have any. but I've probably got just
                           about everything else!

what type of music do I like? Traditional singers and early music
                               especially. European dance music.

what C.D.s am I wanting - any of the Alan Lomax Spanish collection.

what movies? :   If Hi Fidelity is available on VHS/DVD - I want it!

size :   5ft S/M

collect? : I NEVER throw anything away so let's not go there......

Hobbies : reading, learning modern languages walking, cooking,
            dancing and retail therapy!

jewelry : don't wear a lot but only silver tone. Fav stones -
            Lapis, malachite

allergies : peanuts, coconut, and any smelly stuff

addictions : liquorice, chocolate and wine


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: sian, west wales
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 02:26 PM

Well - that's a bit weird. My message above only half appeared. I had put in a link to the 2002 details. Oh well - here they are, cut-and-pasted:

1. what is your age range? I'm about to hit the big Five Oh! (That was in 2002 so I'm about to hit the big 5-2 now.)

2. gender? full blooded female

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


And as I then added for 2004 - I would have no objections to a 'previously owned' gift. Like ... if you had a book that you've read and enjoyed but don't need to keep, pass it on. (As long as I'm free to do the same!)

Can't wait to get my Santeeeeeee!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: MBSLynne
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 03:46 PM

*Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me,
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, an outer space convertible too,
bright blue
I'll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I've missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed
Next year i could be Oh so good,
If you'll check off my Christmas list
Bee doo bee doo

Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that's
not a lot,
I've been an angel all year
Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, there's one thing I really do need
The deed to a platinum mine
Santa cutie, hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, fill my stocking with a duplex
And cheques.
Sign your 'X' on the line
Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany.
I really do believe in you,
Let's see if you believe in me
Bee doo bee doo

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing
A ring
I don't mean on the 'phone
Santa baby hurry down the chimney to me
Sant a baby, hurry down the chimney to me
Santa baby, hurry down the chimney to me.*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: CapriUni
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 04:36 PM

1. what is your age range? By the calender: Early 40's; By my tastes, Early Teens ;-)

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? I prefer earth and jewel tones to pastels or neon colors

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy (but not the bodice-ripping sword and sorcery stuff), Myth and folklore, and retellings of same. Mysteries such as Sayers, Christie, Tony Hillerman and Dick Francis have written.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I have backlist of books I've yet to read... don't really need any more right now.

6. what type of music do you like? Besides Folk (that's a given, right?) 17th-19th Century Classical (Bach and Mozart, Vivaldi, but not Liszt). If my SS does the make-music thing, of course I'd like to hear that...

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

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? N/A. Don't have a working VHS or DVD player. But for the sake of getting to know my tastes: movies I've wanted to see, but never got the chance include: Shrek 2, Seabiscuit and Being John Malkovich

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large/extra-large -- prefer shirts with long sleeves.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect stories. Tales to tell to myself and others. The more ripping the yarn, the better, whether truth, fiction, or somewhere in between. Stories from my Mystery Santa's region of the universe will be treasured.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I like make wearable art, and homemade greeting cards, and the like...

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Generally don't wear jewelry, but when I do, I think silver looks better on me.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I am an unrepentant chocoholic. I don't use candles or anything else with an open flame. I am a Polytheist Neo-Pagan, and a Born-Again Spiritual Agnostic. I live alone except for the company of two mostly-black cats. I have extra soft spots in my heart for spiders, horses, dandelions, toads and frogs, and rabbits. I talk to trees. I love to laugh. Some would say I watch too much TV... sometimes, I think gravity is my nemesis. I think that just about covers it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 06:19 PM

Age...more than 59!
female
love the colour green
t shirt xxxL
music... folk, jazz, big band
books... folk lore stories and history. anything about your part of the world.
hobbies... cross stitch... wool spinning.. knitting. Dogs
like silver tone jewelry natural stones and crystals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: artbrooks
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 06:29 PM

1. what is your age range? Old enough to be retired, and young enough to have fun

2. gender? Male? Yes, that's right...still am...

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green

4. favorite authors/ type of book? SF, but I buy the the ones I want as soon as they come out in paperback

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

6. what type of music do you like? I tend to listen mostly to "Celtic." Don't ask me to define it, but you know what it is. I also enjoy "traditional" English and older acoustic/vocal folk. Shanties? Oh, yeah!!

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing specific, but there is a lot out there. If my Secret Santa is in a group, that would be the best possible CD to get, or something local to your area.

8. What movies have you been wanting? No thanks.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I have this grand collection...one each of everything, as long as it has no intrinsic value.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? bicycling, messing with the computer, keeping house

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver, but I have all I will ever wear

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Knock yourself out, and have fun...I've always thought that shopping for others was a lot more fun then getting stuff


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: jaze
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 08:34 PM

1. Age Range=50
2. Gender=M
3. Favorite color= deep greens and blues
4. Type books= Christmas stories-esp older ones. Used is fine
5. Book I'd like= The Five People You Meet In Heaven
6. Favorite music= Folk- traditional and acoustic
7. Cd's I'd like= Mudcat Cd's except "Rose"(already have that one)
8. Movies=N/a
9. T-shirt size=M
10 collect anything=Christmas books preferably older ones

Of course,I'd appreciate anything my Santa would choose to send


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Robin2
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 09:53 PM

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

1. what is your age range? nifty 50

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? periwinkle or royal blue

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

5. what books have you really been wanting? none at the moment

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

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

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

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Love dangling earrings, either gold or silver

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!
Just recently got back into fishkeeping, so anything goldfish related is neat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 10:55 PM

Here it is;


1. what is your age range? 49 going on 22 (in the head)

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Anything but pink or yellow

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Histories of exploration or migrations. Anything with a naval bent.

5. what books have you really been wanting? 6. what type of music do you like?

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Galician and even fiddle and trad mountain music.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? None we have easy acces to all kinds of dodgy DVD's.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Maps, old diaries, prints.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Kendo, reading, music study, studying Chinese (Mandarin) refreshing my Japanese.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Never wear it apart from a watch. But a gold bar of about 1 Kg would be nice.

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

Have lived in the Far east for many years so I have planty or oriental thingies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 03:55 AM

Well here we go...about time I should fill in this!!

1. what is your age range?.... Im 24..years old not months!

2. gender?.... Female...last time I looked

3. Do you have a favorite color?...... Black, Green, Red

4. favorite authors/ type of book?..... Horror, Fantasy, Pagan books, herbology, crystals.

5. what books have you really been wanting?..... anything out of the above categories.

6. what type of music do you like?.... Folk (obviously) Meat Loaf, Jazz

7. what cds have you really been wanting?....the New Cara CD....!

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

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?...Instruments, crystals, jewellry....

11. what are some of your other hobbies?...Gianting, drumming, shopping, festivaling....

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

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

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. .....Im allergic to dairy products...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 09:32 AM

1. what is your age range?

I'll still be 59 at Christmas, or slightly older than dirt.

2. gender?

Male, last time I looked.

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Camouflage. No...wait...burgundy, hunter green, black, most "true" blues (ie, not turquiose or aqua or such).

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

Oh man! I'm a LIBRARIAN! I'll read anything with print on the paper/vellum/parchment/film/cereal box. I do kinda like true historical crime, nonfiction about the history of the Arctic, books of music, military history, history in general, true historical mysteries (e.g., Chris Marlowe's murder), archealogy of Bronze Age Celtic countries, collections of tall tales, technology, folklore, folklife.... Sector General SF (James White). Callahan's stuff (Spider Robinson), but I think I have it all.

5. what books have you really been wanting?

Heinlein's "Between Planets" and "Red Planet". I don't have them.
6. what type of music do you like?

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

Those I like and don't have.

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

Well, I don't have Harry Potter 3.

9. what is your t-shirt size?

XXL, at the moment.

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

US Dollars, jewels, bearer instruments, rare stamps, original Impressionist paintings, presentation copies of books by authors like Shakespeare or Milton.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

Trying to get this place in shape. Computers. Historical re-enactment. Archery. Fencing. Target shooting (esp. with muzzle loaders). Leatherworking. Reading. Cowboy poetry.

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

Beyond my wedding ring, my father's wedding ring, and a tie bar I don't wear jewelry. A big ol' emerald and diamond ring in 18 carat gold, however....

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

I dunno. Ask me what you have in mind.

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

I'm allergic to anything that punctures or poisons my gorgeous body. Otherwise, just a few pollens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 10:08 AM

Well, everyone should have their PMs by now.

Little hint to Mrs Duck and Cllr - SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS! Otherwise I will have to take delivery of your Santa presents myself and that could be fatal!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Amergin
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 10:23 AM

1. what is your age range?30

2. gender?male

3. Do you have a favorite color?i like dark colours like dark greens and blues and blacks

4. favorite authors/ type of book?poetry, sci fi, fantasy, and history and the classic literature

5. what books have you really been wanting?i have been wanting a book of poetry by henry lawson

6. what type of music do you like?i like folk, folk from the british isles and america....have been interested in folk music from Oz though....

7. what cds have you really been wanting?well if you have a cd that would be something. or maybe a cd from your area...

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?i buy videos myself so no need

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? dust, actually i do pens...i like neat pens

11. what are some of your other hobbies?i write poetry and stories and such...

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?i like silver tone but i don't need any.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I don't really know what to add if you have any questions please let me know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 11:35 AM

1. what is your age range? Young enough to remember, old enough to forget. 62 come Saturday

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Terracotta or any warm colour

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Old Car books/Fishing books

5. what books have you really been wanting? The Austin7 Companion

6. what type of music do you like? Apart from the obvious, I like New Orleans Jazz, and Early Blues

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

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Fishing, and Old Cars

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Don't wear it, unless we're talking Rolex watches ;~)


Yours Excitedly Santa......Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: curmudgeon
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:23 PM

1. what is your age range? 60+

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? No

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Folk song collections; cook books

5. what books have you really been wanting? Probably too expensive unless you luck out at a use bookshop, but...

Alf Edwards Tutor for the English Concertina
Richard R. Terry's The Shanty Book, Part 2; I have part 1.

6. what type of music do you like? Trad English, Scottish, Australian

7. what cds have you really been wanting? English Drinking Songs by Lloyd, or one of yours.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? Giant Economy

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Cooking

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Don't wear the stuff except for what I already have.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like I like tinned, bottled foodstuffs and delicacies from your part of the world. Since my salt intake is limited, I do need to know the sodium content.

I am quite fond of surprises -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: BaldEagle2
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:28 PM

I am very new at all this, but here goes:

1. what is your age range?    Over 21 - under 99

2. gender?    Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?   

    Yes and it is not black, because I understand that black is not actually a color, but the absence of any color.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?   

    I rather fancy that all of my published works are really, really wonderful and would make a perfect gift for any other secret santa to send, but not mine, because I already have a complete set of them.

5. what books have you really been wanting?   Not stamp albums.

6. what type of music do you like?    Not Vera Lynn

7. what cds have you really been wanting?   

    4.5% or better, maturing in 2010 or later, are my preferred certificates of deposit, but I am not that fussy.

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

    I don't have a vhs player any more.    I once had a copy of "Sexy Susan Sins Again Part 3" which was really wonderful, but I think it has been out of print for the last 15 years or so.   

9. what is your t-shirt size?   

    Comfy, but not too big.

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

    Collecting strange looks from my neighbors seems to be the "in" thing for me nowadays.    And I also have a nice little box to keep my falling hair in. (Us BaldEagles are NOT noted for having full heads of hair, I can tell you).

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

    Flying an airplane.   Drinking red wine.   Making fun of Martin Gibson and Shambles.   Pretending to be James Bond.   Not having any allergies.

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

    er ....er .... what is gold-tone?    what is silver-tone?    (Some sort of musical thingy-wotsits?   My wife tells me that I am tone deaf, so I suppose it really doesn't matter.)

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

    I feel that people should try to be nice to one another.   I feel that our future lies in the hands of our children, which is both awe-inspiring and a littel scarey.    I feel that people should vote with their heads, while embracing their political opponents with their hearts.    (Is that enough for now? - please do let me know)   

Well - there you are.   I am very new at all of this, so any advice on how I can make my advice more precise would be great.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:51 PM

Just so there is no deception, Bald Eagle is actually a 35-year-old African American spinster. She is very interested in samples of soils and grasses from all corners of the globe, reads Alexandre Dumas in the orignal for fun, collects exotic goldsfish and early-20th century slide rules. She is about 6'2" tall, weighs about 135, and has a black belt in Akido. Drives a Ford Expedition with elevated shocks.

I could not stand by and let this facade go un-exposed.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: jennbrooks
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 04:27 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm 55. A young 55. I think.

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color?several. Blues, rusts and greens, darker rather than lighter.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly I go to the library a lot, but see below. I like mysteries and fantasies.

5. what books have you really been wanting? A local cookbook or songbook or any knitting or beading pamphlet or mag would be enjoyed.

6. what type of music do you like? Most folk, but especially patter songs, humor, stories with a twist.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? None, thank you (unless you have a terrific inspiration or record music yourself). The other mudcatter in this house does a great job of choosing and playing the music here.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Armadillos!?! Yarn for knitting (Much preferred to armadillos) or a length of cloth for sewing or beads for beading. You should see this collection! I have my own junk room! (Most people have a drawer.)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Well, I guess I told that one above, huh? Also bike riding and folkdancing including Irish step.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, hands down. Generally I wear pierced earrings, rarely any other jewelry.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Something of your craft or from your locale would be delightful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:05 PM

Like Amos, I can't let this charade go on.

"Amos" is actually a 77-year old cloistered nun, living a convent in the remote back country of the Hebrides. On the increasingly rare occasions when she actually leaves the convent, she drives a wooden-wheeled donkey cart. She sings basso profundo in the convent's "Swing Choir."


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Not Rapaire's Secret Santa
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:37 PM

You should also know that, far from being a head librarian someplace in Idaho, Rapaire is actually an illiterate 70-something itinerant bootblack, who was recently released from a minimum security prison where she was serving time for book burning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:39 PM

Now, I object! My momma and daddy had been married two whole weeks when I was born.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 06:01 PM

1. Mid-40's (but it wasn't long ago when....)

2. Definitely Female (Phew, didn't have to think about that one)

3. Love Purple (especially my Large MudChoc T Shirt), oh & Black!

4. Have read all Terry Pratchett's (luckily I forget them quickly so I can read 'em again, good value huh?)

5. Good Science Fantasy, stuff about dragons & wizards etc. (Haven't been able to buy any new books other than Pratchett's for over a year now *sob*)

6. Traditional Folk, a capella singing, contempory folk, classical (hey, anything that's Good)

7. Always looking for unique CD's of Female voice (& good songs to steal....)

11. love interesting crafty earrings, pierced & dangly!!!

13. Love Dragons, Cats, secret gardens, interesting places, earth powers, intuition & friendship.

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 12:54 AM

Keep this bubbling near the top....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Limpit
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 02:33 AM

My mummy had joined me so I can do this myself....


I am eight years old.

I like pink stuff.


I like books by Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl and J.M. Barrie.

I like Neopets and collecting models of fairies.

Limpit


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 02:37 AM

... if everyone on the Secret Santa list sent Liz the Squeak just one pound of chocolate.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 07:09 AM

I'd be a very happy Squeak!!!

LTS - living in hope......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: artbrooks
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 07:53 AM

Hum...green chili bon-bons?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: MBSLynne
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:23 AM

You wouldn't be getting down any chimneys Liz, that's for sure!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Micca
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:03 PM

.1 what is your age range? 59, (just)
. 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, Robert B Parker. 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 would 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.A 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,
.13 B        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 2004
From: JennyO
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:23 AM

Here's my little list for you Santa. I have been a good girl all year (mostly). Pleeeeeeeeze let me know you're out there??

1. what is your age range? Just turned 59

2. gender? Goddess-type person

3. Do you have a favorite color? Purple, mauve, burgundy, terracotta, peach and copper colours, sunset colours, dark green, black. My favourite item of clothing is my purple velvet cloak.

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

5. what books have you really been wanting? Can't think of a particular one at the moment.

6. what type of music do you like? Folk (of course), acapella music, sea shanties and chorus songs, music with unusual instruments in - hurdy gurdies, all sorts of pipes, uillean pipes, appalachian dulcimers etc, high energy Irish music and slow airs with a low whistle, world music, good classical music when I am in the right mood, relaxation music, particularly with flutes and water sounds, and some blues and trad jazz.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? One of yours if you have one, mudcat CD's, anything that fits what I described in No. 6.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? I'm getting away from VHS now, and my collection of DVD's is very small so far, so if yours are compatible with Oz ones, I like comedy, like anything with Peter Sellers, or along the same lines as my favourite types of books - such as science fiction, or any Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, or the TV version of the Hitchhikers Guide. Is "Tales of the Unexpected" on DVD?

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

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

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

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like I like witchy and Pagan things. I like things that appeal to my senses. I especially like handmade stuff and old stuff - things that are unique. Anything that reflects you, your personality, your music, your interests, your lifestyle or where you live would be greatly valued.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful. The only thing I can think of that I am allergic to is morphine, pethidine and other related drugs, and you're not likely to be sending me any of that now, are you!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: artbrooks
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 08:11 AM

A note on DVD formats for intercontinental Santas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Tinker
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 11:23 AM

1. What is your age range? From today until Christmas I will range from 47-48.

2. Gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Burgundy, and shades of red,rose,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…. Yours...

7. What cds have you really been wanting?
Seamus Kennedy, English Music Hall, Gordon Bok

8. What movies have you been wanting? --Tend to get the ones we want

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 , Lions and Dragons 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...No allergies and anything regional would be wonderful. Wines and Liqueurs are also appriciated. But surprises are wonderful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:07 PM

Here are my hints.....
1. what is your age range? still mid 40s but like to think I havn't got there yet and anyway my friend who is only 14 days older than me has just had to start wearing glasses and I thought I might have to too 2 weeks later and was very depressed...but hey no still no specs needed....I must still be YOUNG!!!! Yippeee!

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark Blue, Black, Purple, Maroon
4. favorite authors/ type of book? NO BOOKS PLEASE!!!!! I'm a Librarian and what's worse I don't really read an awful lot. I don't mind MUSIC books or DANCE step books
5. what books have you really been wanting? NONE I buy all the books I need with someone else's money

6. what type of music do you like? Irish-Scottish-English-folk, Anything really. I like unusual stuff. I HATE Boy bands Brittenny etc TOTAL UTTER MUSICAL WALLPAPER MODERN POP C***P but I quite like heavy metal actually.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? The final version of the one I'm recording with my band The Flying Chaucers which has taken almost a year so far....but any others will do while I wait.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Not USA ones cos they don't work on UK systems. Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean would be OK ....PHWOAR then I can just gaze at Johnny Depp and upset the family. I wouldn't mind a video that does Irish ceili dancing (NOT step dances)

9. what is your t-shirt size? BIG and BAGGY

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? flutes!!!!..Oh and tin whistles too.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drinking, going to France, staying away from books and schools, drawing, calling for dances

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:
You'll never guess what I play!!!! Allergic to prawn crackers and church insense and phobic about Daddy Long Legs so don't send any of those please please! I like surprises. In fact one of the best ceilidhs I did was when they had a raffle and wrapped all the prizes in odd shaped boxes so no-one could tell what they had won.
Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.


I've said enuf me thinks

Thankyou Santa I'll try tobe VERY VERY Good


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 12:26 AM

I looked at all those questions and decided that most of them were irrelevant - favourite colours etc, so I have provided some answers to help and and all future Secret Santas, listed in more or less, but not necessarily, descending order of preference. Just go down the list till you reach a point at which you are comfortable, and remember, it's not the value of the gift, but the thought that counts. Of course, monetary value to a degree will offset rudeness and ill feeling, so you can insult me as much as you want, provided it is in balance...

Gold Bullion bars. For ease of accounting, please supply in complete dump truck loads - if you are not a Bruce Willis Fan, I expect this one will go completely over your head...

Ditto, Silver bullion...

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

Ditto, Silver...

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

Ditto Silver...

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

Ditto, Semiprecious Stones...

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

Music, your personal CDs - single copies...

Music, your personal CDs - multiple copies...

Non-Australian food or sweets that will definitely be unavailable in Australia - be careful though as some things such as meats etc, will definitely be seized by Customs. No 'diet stuff' though as I can't stand the taste of artificial sweeteners, and yes I CAN taste most of them, apart from some of them giving me the runs etc.

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Firecat
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 11:26 AM

1. what is your age range? I'm 20 (21 in January)

2. gender? I'm a girl (I think! :-)) )

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I like autobiographies and romantic horrors (e.g. Night World)

5. what books have you really been wanting? The last four of the Night World series by L J Smith. I've not been able to find them anywhere. Other than that, I've just started learning Japanese, so a Japanese dictionary would be helpful, please! Or the last two by Dave Pelzer (The Lost Boy and A Man Called Dave) I've got A Child Called It.

6. what type of music do you like? Pretty much everything except jazz and country, although particular favourites are pop, rock, soul, rap and show tunes.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? There aren't any at the moment.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? There aren't any at the moment.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium (UK size 12 to 14)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?Cats, dolphins, butterflies, crystals

11. what are some of your other hobbies?Acting, singing, reading and I've just started learning Taekwondo.

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, and I'm vegetarian, so no meat things, please!

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Mrs. Duck's SS
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 11:41 AM

Where are you, Mrs. Duck? Your Secret santa needs to know your wishes. Otherwise, you could end up with some really boring gifts. You also need to tell Liz the Squeak what your address is so things can be correctly posted.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 03:45 PM

Am I the only one whose favourite colour isn't dark? I like yellow.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 08:12 PM

I like a brightish yellow kitchen, but pale blue or pale green or a plaeish yellow works well for most other rooms in the house for me.

T-shirt size - I need XL 110cm chest, but prefer usually for 'special' t-shirts to be XXL, XXXL or larger, as I often prefer to use them for night shirts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: el_punkoid_nouveau
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 03:04 PM

Dear Santa

Thank you for all the presents you gave me last year. This year I'm sending my Secret Santa a few ideas:

1. what is your age range?
As old as my tongue, and a bit older than my teeth! (Alright then - lateish forties)

2. gender?
Male - very definitely, and very red blooded!

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Deep reds, plum and particularly burgundy. Except on trains, when it has to be chocolate and cream!

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Fiction - Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Patrick O'Brian (good humorous science fantasy or early 19th Century naval)
Non-fiction - history - particularly mid eighteenth century onwards. British Railway history

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Wee Free Men, Hat Full Of Sky, Monstrous Regiment - all by Terry Pratchett (paperback editions, to match the collection…); Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin novels other than Master and Commander, Post Captain, The Thirteen Gun Salute, and Blue At The Mizzen

6. what type of music do you like?
Most - but particularly Baroque and traditional. The traditional music of my Santa's home area would be reeeeeeally cool.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Too many to think about!

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting?
Ealing Comedies. I have a particular yearning for Passport to Pimlico, but that's only because I used to work for a company with a head office just over Vauxhall Bridge Road from Pimlico…

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Generally XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Too many things! Mandolins, music, William Brittains Coldstream Guards Bandsmen

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Railway modelling (british outline "N" and "O" gauge; gardening; computing - but I do that for a living as well; history - see books above, and be prepared to be bored to death about my great grandfather if you ever meet me!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
My favourite piece of jewellery is my fuchsia ear rings. No - let me explain (please!) - I bought them for a drag night at a folk festival (I had to buy them as a pair, despite having only one ear pierced). I gave them to my wife afterwards! I normally wear little jewellery - watch and wedding ring, and sometimes one plain gold ear ring.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'm married with two kids!

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I get hay fever, and I can't stand things that skitter about quickly.

Love from el_punkoid_nouveau


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Cllr's SS
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 05:37 PM

Paging Cllr, paging Cllr...
come in Cllr!
Do you read me?
Roger
Over and out

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Burke
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 07:07 PM

Santa, here you are, almost the same as
Last year

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 still 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. Hummingbird stuff.

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 learning to play clawhammer banjo, I have 2 black cats.

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.

Santa promised me a tree last year, but never delivered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 04:42 AM

Burke - did you not get the pine cone? It'd a 'DIY' tree. Should be big enough for a bauble and possibly a pipecleaner star this year!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 08:50 AM

1. what is your age range? 58

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? BLUE.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Not had much time to read recently. Non-fiction, history or song books

5. what books have you really been wanting? None

6. what type of music do you like? mostly traditional, preferably unaccompanied, normally British Isles, especially source singers/field recordings.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? see above

8. What movies have you been wanting? Don't watch 'em much.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL upwards

10. do you collect anything? No

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Real ale, morris dancing, singing, quiz league

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? None

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. The song is ALWAYS far more important than the singer. I would like to find out about where you are and how it relates to your personality and your music.

Dislikes - chocolate, melodeons


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,The SS of LF
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:09 AM

Dear Lead Lad,

If you do not provide horrible hints or suggestive suggestions, I certainly cannot provide gorgeous gifties that you would entirely enjoy.

Old Pere Noel did his level best last Yuletide to supply the Irish setter, the latex thong bikini bottom, the (shudder!) Budweiser and the muskoxen you requested "to help make Christmas bright," indeed he did. But you were such a naughty, naughty boy! Oh my, yes! Why, you made old Kris Kringle blush scarlet when he read what you did with that haggis and we didn't need heat heare at the North Pole for a month.

Since your behaviour has shown a slight improvement this year you will be getting a gift. Not a Jaguar or the gate keys to the Llanfwddych School For Wayward Girls, mind you, but a little something. The larger gifts await much improved conduct.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Crane Driver
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:47 PM

OK, lets see what I can come up with . . .

1. what is your age range? 0 to 55

2. gender? Either I'm male, or my trousers don't fit.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Not really. I seem to wear a lot of blue, though

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Historical, especially maritime - something that might give me ideas for writing songs

5. what books have you really been wanting? None that I know of - surprise me

6. what type of music do you like? British-style trad folk or good modern songs in the traditional style.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? We have a room full of CDs awaiting sorting, but anything REALLY obscure that fits the above has a chance of being something we haven't already got.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? Chuffin' enormous

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Not really

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I write songs for a hobby, as they don't die as quickly as tropical fish

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 I'm currently on a low-carbohydrate diet.

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: bet
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:50 AM

Finally, I can be a SS. My person posted! Come on you others, give your SS a little bit of an idea of who you are. bet


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Alba
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 07:25 PM

Well nothing much has changed since last Year but a couple of wee things have......so now that I know that I have a Santa......

1. what is your age range? 47-49

2. gender? Lassie

3. Do you have a favorite color? Deep Greens and Blues are the Colors I choose.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Too many to choose from really

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

6. what type of music do you like? Trad-Scottish/Welsh/Irish/English.
Folk, Bluegrass, Blues and World. Can't hack the Pop, Rap.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Flamenco...especially Vocal
work.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? None really. I have a love of World and Independent Cinema so I already have quite a collection. I rent newer release DVD's but did buy Hidalgo the other day. Love of Horses especially Mustangs made me do it:>)

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large. I don't wear T shirts except at home. If I do wear them out I cut the neckline off as I feel they are chocking me...lol...sad I know but....

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Pentagles, Pottery, candle Holders and Fairies or Witches that you can hang from your Ceiling...this is my latest madness....:>)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, Calligraphy, trying to play the Flute...(this will remain a hobby for some time...)

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like: If my Santa has a CD....yes please...or any Mudcatters CD would be great. Anything from where my Santa lives that tells me more about the Area....I just like getting surprises so......

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I am allergic to Mosquitoes so please do not send me any unless they are encased in a big chunk of Amber.....that's where I like them.....away from me...
Thank you
Love and Light
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 02:23 PM

Ho Ho Ho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Cllr
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 08:59 PM

what is your age range? late thirties

2. gender? male

3. Do you have a favorite color?teal

4. favorite authors/ type of book? dark fantasy

5. what books have you really been wanting? Neal Gaimens Angels and Visitations a miscellny. cant find it don't know if it exists

6. what type of music do you like? folk Music surprise,

7. what cds have you really been wanting? nothing really but if you have one of your own that would be the best

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

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? anything Gothic I don't really collect but Igot a skeletal goblet the other day and I drink port from it


11. what are some of your other hobbies? politics also my vocation and my profession )gee im lucky 8-) Dungeons and dragons reading fantasy


12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? don't were jewelry apart from wedding ring.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Something of your craft or from your locale would be delightful. (I borrowed this from someones post as I love the sentiment)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 05:57 PM

As nothing has changed apart from being a couple of years younger
1. what is your age range? 45ish

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? RED

4. favorite authors/ type of book? mythical stories

5. what books have you really been wanting? none

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

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

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

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

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

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver but like beaded jewellery especially earrings (I have four peircings in each ear)
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like--love chocolate and aromatherapy oils
Liz should have my address - don't know why it wasn't in the file as this is SS number 3


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Joybell's SS
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 06:44 PM

Now look, Joybell, if you are not going to give some proper hints about what sort of present your SS (namely me) should send to you, then Big Lou and the Elves with the Baseball Bats may have to call around for a little chat.

And that could ruin the spirit of Christmas, couldn't it?

So - cough up with the hints, or else no more Mr Nice Guy ....

Love

Your Secret Santa
xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Mrs. Duck's SS
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 08:18 PM

Ah Mrs. Duck, your Santa thanks you. It is horribly cold here at the North Pole, and now I can burn the lumps of coal and bundle of birches I had planned to send you and thus be a bit less cold.

Your wish list is so modest, I should try to fill it to a T. But as this Northern clime does not support the growing of cocoa beans, and oils might freeze, I cannot promise anything.

Red is good; my colour too!

Happy Hallowe'en -- SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Pseudolus
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 11:01 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm somewhere between 45 and 47!

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? not really

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 2004
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's ignored and neglected SS
Date: 20 Oct 04 - 12:30 PM

So I managed to find out a little bit about you from photos and your previous posts, but all that lacks the personal touch somewhat. What I'd like is a bit of feedback - hints, interaction ya know - that sort of thing. I wanna play the game! Otherwise, what's the point? Santa has some things that would probably interest you, but he is feeling rather underwhelmed by the silence at the moment.

Hey, if anyone out there knows Chanteyranger, could they give him a bit of a shove for me?

Frustrated Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 04 - 04:08 PM

santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 04 - 09:47 PM

Santa Baby


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 09:25 PM

hohohoho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 08:42 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Nancy King
Date: 23 Oct 04 - 05:34 PM

I guess it's about time to offer my no-doubt confused SS a few hints. Here goes:

1. what is your age range? Way old enough to know better!

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? Prefer earth-tones other than orange

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Historical fiction, thrillers

5. what books have you really been wanting? I work in a public library, so can pretty much get whatever books I want.

6. what type of music do you like? Folk, particularly anything featuring good harmony singing

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular on my list just now

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? I'll pass on the movies

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Other than dust bunnies and empty cardboard boxes, you mean? No, not really

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, needlework, singing!

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'd be pleased to receive anything my Secret Santa would like to send, particularly if he or she has recordings or craft items, or something representative of his or her home area.

Hope that helps!
Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Nancy's no-doubt confused Santa-type person
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 01:08 PM

Well, thank goodness for that! I was thinking I'd have to rely on your hints from last year and hope they're still current. The elves were getting quite worried, 'cos they don't like that sort of guesswork. Well, we'll get on your case. Harmony singing? Who knows?

Santa-type person


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: SussexCarole
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 02:04 PM

Hi to my secret santa!!!

Age                51 (going on 15)

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 2004
From: GUEST,Maire-aine's Secret Santa
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 02:05 PM

In case you were worrying, you have not been forgotten. Prezzie on it's way shortly.

M.A.S.S.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 07:20 PM

them eves is sooooooo busy....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Crane Driver
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 06:30 PM

.... and an operational hint to our Secret Santas -

Neither Carole nor myself are actually having a Christmas day this year - we're jumping straight from 24th to 26th December, so you'll need some nifty footwork to catch up with us.

Happy wotsits,
Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,CLLR's SS
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 04:43 PM

Oh, there you are, Cllr! Goth, hmmmm? Well, Santa and the elves are very busy at this time of year, so we'll have to see what we shall see.
Where do you live, anyway??
SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 04:44 PM

Refresh.....For a confused Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 06:23 PM

Ho Ho Ho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Hollowfox
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 07:12 PM

Ooooh, howl&whimper! I'm so sorry, my deardear Secret Santa! I'm a bad fox, working on winning the title of World's Worst Correspondant. (snuffle&whine)

Mine is pretty much the same as it was when I first posted to Secret Santa Hints on 17 Oct '01. Here are the changes:
1) I'm 55 now, but don't let that limit you.
7) I've gotten the Fiddler Beers album, likewise the Pat &
Victoria Garvey album. Hey, if a 'Catter chooses it, it's bound to
be something I'll like.
8) I don't need a video of O Brother Where Art Thou anymore, but I'm
still looking for Macumba Love. As I say, if a 'Catter chooses it,
I bet I'll like it.

As before, used stuff is good, unless it's chocolate. I'd rather be the first in line on that. Don't beat yourself up on this project. Have fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: JenEllen
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 06:05 PM

Sorry, dear Santa. Been runnin' like a mad thing and hadn't had time to add to the list. I'll update the ancient hints version for you now:

1. what is your age range? A very narrow range: 32

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Depends on the time of year as to the tone, but blues and greens are a safe bet

4. favorite authors/ type of book? The old list is pretty accurate, but in the last year I've read a lot of Dana Stabenow and other mystery writers, and I've enjoyed them

5. what books have you really been wanting? Argh! I forget the author....Patricia Cromwell, maybe?, the latest solving of the Jack the Ripper saga...It caught my attention in the used bookstore the other day

6. what type of music do you like? anything with more than one note

7. what cds have you really been wanting? yours

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? old movies are always good

9. what is your t-shirt size? xl

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Still the same collection of animals and animal hair as the past few years...Please, no more. Other collections are strange percussion instruments and elephants

11. what are some of your other hobbies? been teaching arts classes lately, so I've been absorbing ideas for lessons from all kinds of sources.

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like: The same as always, so long as it's from you, it's special. So don't fret too much, eh?

Allergies?: Penicillin, so please not that big box of mold you've been brewing up special.

Hope this ho-ho-helps,
~JE


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,JenEllen's Secret santa
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 08:46 PM

Yes that helps Thank you, any other hints welcome. if you want hints on who i am well we can play. I check up on the threads several times a day. Your ever loving JEss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's SS
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 01:24 PM

Well well honey chile, Ise bin tinkin you wasn't gwine to check in. I'se spoked wid de elves an dey say, we'll tink about it. I don't know what dem pesky liddle critturs got in mind, but ise a gwine to say dis, chocolate you got no chance honey lamb, nary a smidgen escapes from my location, Mrs Claus done et it all up.
Down by de banks ob de Ohio.
Escape Claus


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 12:13 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: MMario
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 12:14 PM

sECRET MESSEGES TO SECRET SANTAS?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Leadfinger's SS
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 12:23 PM

Hey! You! Read the other thread, the SECSY one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 08:04 PM

HO HO HO


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 04 - 08:45 PM

its santa time


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Peg
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 08:12 AM

Thanks for starting this list art! (my former secret santee)

Here's mine:

1. what is your age range? 41

2. gender?   female

3. Do you have a favorite color? greens and blues and pinks

4. favorite authors/ type of book?   I have plenty of books already!
I do however collecet large hardcover "coffee table" books on occult topics however, especially from the 1970s (publishers like Octopus).

5. what books have you really been wanting? see above--otherwise none.

6. what type of music do you like? Have been really into contemporary traditional Scandinavian music lately!

7. what cds have you really been wanting? The soundtrack to the film Stealing Beauty; the band Malinky

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? medium in reular weight cotton, large in heavy weight cotton

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?   things with a wild boar on them. :)

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

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver, but I have way too much jewelry already so please don't get me any!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. An unusual coffee mug is always fun. I also like handmade soaps, etc. I like to get CDs too!


I don't have any allergies. I don't like pistachios or cashews or candied ginger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Hollowfox
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 11:56 AM

Well, my dear Secretive Santa, after the amount of time I took to let you know, I don't deserve any chocolate. Mrs. C has enough stress in her life that she's earned every bit of it, even if her husband is a saint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Food Aus to Us rules changed AGAIN
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 06:09 PM

Just got home from the post office. The rules have changed AGAIN. Now we can send food unless we are a business. They seem to have decided it was all too complicated. Vegemite and Violet Crumbles away!
HA! HA! My Dear Secret Santee it's Vegemite sandwiches and roast lamb chops for you. Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 06:34 PM

Dear Mr Nice Guy Secret Santa, Ok I'll be good. Better put all my hints together here.
Here we go:
1. what is your age range? - Nearly 60 (can't be surely!)

2. gender? - Female

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

4. favorite authors/ type of book? - Got rather a lot already, but see next.

5. what books have you really been wanting? - "Classic English Folk Songs"
      Selected and Edited by R. Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd.
      Revised by Malcolm Douglas.
They don't seem to want to answer my emails.

6. what type of music do you like? - American or English collections of field recordings, but already have a fair number.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? - See above. Or your own if you have one.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? - Wide and deep.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? - Old pictures of Angels saving children from disasters.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? N/A

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 love surprises. I really dislike Rollmops and eggplant, but that's about all.

Sorry to be so secretive Santa. Love back, XXX Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Charmion
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 06:06 PM

Edmund says I am to be ashamed of myself for putting this off ...

1. what is your age range? I'm 50
2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green; purple; the kind of blue that blue jeans are.

4. favorite authors / type of book? Complicated serious detective stories like those by Ian Rankin, Minette Walters and Val McDiarmid (unfortunately I have already read their entire oeuvres, alas!) I also like Terry Pratchett, but have also read all of him.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Volume III of Simon Schama's History of Britain and the first book in an exciting new detective series that I have never heard of.

6. what type of music do you like? Old Blind Dogs, the Buena Vista Social Club, Old Crow Medicine Show, Doc Watson and anything with a really good guitar.

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

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? No thanks -- I find movies don't repeat well

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL (I like them big and floppy)

10. do you collect anything? No. No! Noooo! (Except books and CDs, but they don't count as "collecting", do they? They're, um, essential furnishings.)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? playing guitar, wrestling with the mandolin, writing, cookery, following Edmund around battle-field sites

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold, but don't buy me jewellery because I can't wear the fake stuff and the real is too expensive.

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 cuteness so, if geese in sunbonnets is your bag, pick something you wouldn't choose for yourself. Also, second-hand is good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Champagne Carol
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 09:23 AM

Dear Secret Santa,

I shall just be really pleased to get anything, but as I know this is not helpful here are my details/hints!

1. what is your age range? 38 (39 in January 2005)

2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Anything autumnal

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Terry Pratchett (Cllr buys me the new one every Christmas) and other escapist type fantasy

5. what books have you really been wanting? Something about icebreakers or fun games for team meetings. Also I've only just discovered the LE Modesitt books about Recluce, and I only have the first in the series, plus the one that tells how Justen became a grey wizard.

6. what type of music do you like? Bouncy folk music and jazz

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Tapes would be nicer than CD's as I only have a tape player in my car, and don't currently have anything nice to play on it! It would be really special to have something recorded by my Secret Santa, although I guess then the secret might be out?

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

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Champagne (or Cava) ;-) although I don't so much collect it as drink it, preferably with good friends.    To be honest I don't really collect anything, except extra weight as I get older - hmmm, I wonder if that's connected with the champagne drinking?? no - surely not!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Looking after Cllr seems to take up a lot of my time, but I do love it (and him)! In my free time I'm interested in NLP, creativity and my toddler size nieces.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold tone, but I also love jewellery incorporating beads, wood etc. Again, most of the things I really love would fit into the autumn palette of colours.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'm not good with artificial scents, but I do love natural aroma oils. I also love having candles burning around the house. Most of all I like nice surprises!

Hope this helps Santa, and possibly also Cllr if he's looking for extra inspiration.

Love & hugs,
Champagne Carol


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Cllr
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 10:42 AM

I just happend to be passing through, minding my own buisness, not really looking for extra hints for Champagne Carol. Nope not me Uhn uh *sound of feet running away*Cllr


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 10:31 AM

refresh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 06:55 PM

You'd think the post office would have this at the top of their home page, but they don't. I had to hunt for the page that tells you when to mail your packages in the U.S. if you want it to arrive in another country in time for the holidays.

This link is for international mail from the U.S.
Anyone else out there have links for their own postal service, as an aid to Santas in your neck of the woods?

SRS (Moonglow and I did this on purpose--catch it if you can!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:26 PM

It looked pretty funny when we sent it, but it is hard to read. Catch the green link and it will take you to the post office page with information about mailing dates if you want your package to arrive on time.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Mark Cohen's Secret Santy
Date: 14 Nov 04 - 03:33 PM

Would one of you Mudcat layabouts be willing to PM our good doctor Mark for me so the elves and I can get busy making his present and drawing straws to see who gets to go to Honolulu to deliver it? He's been too quiet, and we have NO idea what it is his little heart desires. Just have him check in on this or the other Santy thread so poor ole Santy has some clue. Otherwise he's likely to get a wool scarf from our large inventory (sure to be VERY useful in Honolulu) or maybe one of the extremely attractive neckties that were returned to the elves last Christmas, or perhaps a pair of ice skates, or.....
Help me out here, buddies!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Nov 04 - 09:26 PM

I saw Mark Cohen mention on another thread that he's studying for his Board certification exam in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, which he takes on Monday. He posted that on Saturday. If you don't hear from him soon, it may be that he is too busy just now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: KathWestra
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 08:48 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's SS
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:27 AM

Champagne Carole states:

>>>Also I've only just discovered the LE Modesitt books about Recluce<<<

How bizarre. I know him. Not well, mind you..just to say hello in a Green Room or so but yeah, I know him. Nice fellow. Harmless enough. Only read one or two of his books, the crunchier science kind. Met him when I was working for...Isaac Asmimov.

How's that for a hint from left field?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST,Champage carole's SS
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:35 AM

Asimov...I can spell..occasionally.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 10:59 PM


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