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BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed

Liz the Squeak 29 Sep 05 - 06:03 AM
John MacKenzie 29 Sep 05 - 06:09 AM
mooman 29 Sep 05 - 06:29 AM
JennyO 29 Sep 05 - 07:13 AM
Stilly River Sage 29 Sep 05 - 12:45 PM
MMario 29 Sep 05 - 12:50 PM
sian, west wales 29 Sep 05 - 01:50 PM
Blackcatter 29 Sep 05 - 04:06 PM
MMario 29 Sep 05 - 04:11 PM
Blackcatter 29 Sep 05 - 04:21 PM
Clinton Hammond 29 Sep 05 - 05:04 PM
katlaughing 29 Sep 05 - 06:40 PM
Elmer Fudd 29 Sep 05 - 07:46 PM
Joybell 29 Sep 05 - 09:16 PM
CapriUni 30 Sep 05 - 01:23 AM
Stilly River Sage 30 Sep 05 - 09:54 AM
Stephen L. Rich 30 Sep 05 - 04:19 PM
Clinton Hammond 30 Sep 05 - 05:03 PM
Crane Driver 30 Sep 05 - 06:02 PM
Liz the Squeak 30 Sep 05 - 06:28 PM
Clinton Hammond 30 Sep 05 - 06:50 PM
SINSULL 30 Sep 05 - 07:18 PM
katlaughing 30 Sep 05 - 07:32 PM
hilda fish 30 Sep 05 - 09:44 PM
SINSULL 30 Sep 05 - 09:46 PM
Blackcatter 01 Oct 05 - 06:58 PM
Joybell 01 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM
John MacKenzie 02 Oct 05 - 04:33 AM
Stilly River Sage 02 Oct 05 - 10:17 AM
My guru always said 02 Oct 05 - 10:55 AM
Dave'sWife 02 Oct 05 - 12:35 PM
Crystal 03 Oct 05 - 11:33 AM
Stilly River Sage 03 Oct 05 - 12:26 PM
MMario 03 Oct 05 - 12:36 PM
Catherine Jayne 03 Oct 05 - 12:40 PM
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Liz the Squeak 03 Oct 05 - 02:48 PM
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Joybell 03 Oct 05 - 06:36 PM
Crystal 05 Oct 05 - 04:51 AM
Catherine Jayne 05 Oct 05 - 05:04 AM
John MacKenzie 05 Oct 05 - 05:27 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Oct 05 - 04:08 AM
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Subject: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 06:03 AM

Sorry guys, but the Secret Santa selection is now closed. If you wanted to join but were too late, then I'm sorry, but you were given plenty of time and clear instructions.

Because of the dodgy nature of the Cat at the moment, it's taken a few extra days but the 80 people who signed up should all be recieving PMs soon, with details of your Santee. I think this is the first year we've had more from the Rest of the World than from the US/Canada, including 2 from Mainland Europe!

I'm sorry if you get someone you've already had, but previous year's files were lost to the ether when our old computer died a horrible death.

The main thing is to have fun with it, continue posting to the Secret Santa Hints thread, and enjoy the antici                                 pation!

Once again, I am not responsible for the vagaries of the postal system, please do not blame me if your parcel doesn't arrive. I will do my best to make sure you recieve something, but I can't be held responsible, not whilst I'm on this medication anyway!

Have fun everyone!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 06:09 AM

Oh you're a hard woman Liz the Squeaker, and quite right too. Thank you for all your hard work.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: mooman
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 06:29 AM

Well done in advance too for all your hard work!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: JennyO
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 07:13 AM

Yay, I'm gonna find out who my Santee is soon! I hope I get a Santa who likes to play the game and post lotsa hints! Looking forward to it!

Thanks for doing it again, Liz!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 12:45 PM

Ooooooo good!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: MMario
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 12:50 PM

*doin' the happy dance!*

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: sian, west wales
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 01:50 PM

Well done, that woman!

I already have some of the generic stuff ready for my Santee. Waiting to personalize ... !

siân


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Blackcatter
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:06 PM

Oh well.

That's what I get for refusing to look at the crap below the line. Still it's a shame that I've been part of it for 3 years and 2 1/2 months out from athe holiday and the deadline passes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: MMario
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:11 PM

hey - people were GETTING stuff in mid october last year!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Blackcatter
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:21 PM

Maybe but the deadlines were:

2004 - Oct. 6
2003 - Oct. 3
2002 - Oct. 21

My calendar had a note for today 7/29 to check out the enevitable SS thread.

That's fine. I haven't really felt connected at Mudcat for very long since I finally decided to not participate on the B.S. threads because of all the annoying people who wanted to attack everyone and everything.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 05:04 PM

Ummm.. should we maybe come up with a Back-Up forum to use for important SS biz, seeing asa this place crashes almost constantly?

I know the James Keelaghan Forum is VERY stable... and it could use the traffic... and the Admin there is willing to let us 'use' a corner....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 06:40 PM

Blackcatter, me, too. I had thought if I checked by Oct. 1st it'd be okay. I could still send you some more apples, though!**BG**

(Not complaining, LtS, just a little surprised...it seems so early even for cross pond stuff.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 07:46 PM

Maybe this thread should mate with the "Procrastination" one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Joybell
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 09:16 PM

Me too! Sigh! Sob! Had a lot of trouble getting in lately too. Still can't be helped. Good luck everyone. Good on you Liz. Big job. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: CapriUni
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 01:23 AM

Would it be possible for those who came late to the SS sign-up to be secret santas to each other? Just a thought...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 09:54 AM

They can't say "no" unless you ask.

Liz, can you extend this to reflect past years? Maybe include a full week of October? I hate to see some of our old reliables left out, especially when the rationale makes sense--they thought it would still be going for a while longer and the 'Cat was down.

Thanks for giving it some thought!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 04:19 PM

YAYYYY!!! Thanks, Liz!

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 05:03 PM

So you're asking for a secondary Secret Santa?

Seems it's just make more sense to lengthen the sign up time on the one we have... especially to something more like what has been done (Very successfully) in the past...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Crane Driver
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 06:02 PM

Hey, guys -

If Liz is daft good enough to organise this thing, we got to respect her deadline. SECSY says end of September, that's it. Gives more time for the posting of good daft hints.

Happy New year!
Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 06:28 PM

The main reason for closing it so 'early' is so that people going to the Getaway have a fair idea of whom they are Santa to, which increases the fun with the hints and teasing. It could also save on some postage and help obfuscate the origin of the package. The original thread was started way back at the end of August so you've had 4 weeks to sign up.

As it stands, I have left the 'drawing' for a few days so that any latecomers can sneak in under the wire, but last year I spent weeks catching up all those who'd not followed instructions and posted their desire to join in the thread, rather than sending me a PM.

You want different next year Clinton, you volunteer to organise it!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 06:50 PM

No need to be combative LtS... calm down... have some dip...

Besides... I run 3 or 4 other SSs... one more can't make that much of a difference... it's not rocket science...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 07:18 PM

I'm in, Liz. Pm on the way. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 07:32 PM

Thanks, very much, LtS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: hilda fish
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 09:44 PM

Ahhhhhh! I sent the PM. Oh well. Have fun everyone and is that organiser woman a legend or what?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 09:46 PM

I think she is distracted by an upcoming jaunt with her sister. Let's all be nice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Blackcatter
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 06:58 PM

Thanks again Liz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM

Yes Thanks heaps Liz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:33 AM

LTS is not a leg end, but Michael Foot, now that's a different story!
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 10:17 AM

Folks, a little tip of some sort to the SECSY secretary won't go amiss, either. I seem to recall that mailing a rock to the previous secretary went over well (not a lump of coal, mind you. It was a clear Arkansas quartz crystal).

If our SECSY secretary would include HER mailing address in one of these threads, then I think she might find a few cards or small packages wending her way. . .

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 10:55 AM

There must be a way of passing on SECSY Secretary's details!! After all, portion of chocolate multiplied by number of Secret Santa's = one Very Happy LtS *TeeHee*

Glad there's some 'sneaking under the wire' going on, haven't posted any hints yet as although I sent my PM back on September 13th I haven't heard anything. Considering how the Cat has been doing cartwheels the past few weeks I'm not sure that I can assume anything works.... Am I in LtS? *crossed fingers*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 12:35 PM

Dammit - I missed it. liz - if somebody drops out - let me know and I'll be a rescue Santa.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Crystal
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 11:33 AM

Have some people been given Santees and some not then?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 12:26 PM

I think she's in the process of notifying folks now. Did you send a PM telling her you wanted to particiapte?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: MMario
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 12:36 PM

Another case of anticipation making the moment more ...uhhhhh something.


The assignments go out in PM's - and if I recall took about 2 days last year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 12:40 PM

Liz is in the process of notifying people with their Santees however this does take some time and the 'cat has been really slow or down last night and today....mind you Liz was weilding a machete in our garden this afternoon!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Crane Driver
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:22 PM

Yeah - 80(+) PMs to be sent out, each with the (hopefully) correct name and address typed in - that's going to take some time, even if the 'Cat stays up (with the flying pigs).

Obviously some will get their Santee details before others do.

Another reason for starting in plenty of time . . .

Happy Easter
Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:25 PM

And unfortunately, it seem that repeated banging on my PM Inbox doesn't make it land any faster...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 02:48 PM

You keep banging CH, someone should.....

Some PMs have been sent but due to the fact that the 'Cat only got back a few mins ago (for me anyway), I'm only a third of the way through the list. I have a 300+ round trip to make tomorrow so there may be some delay in getting the rest out. Do not despair, you will get a PM if you sent me one!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 02:50 PM

Thank You LIZ I have my Secret Santee

Mrs C


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 03:31 PM

Yay, I'm in, I got my official Word *Grin*
Thanks LtS, hope you don't get too worn out tomorrow!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Joybell
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 06:36 PM

Count me in please if anyone gets hold of our dear SECSY secretary's address. OOOOOOOOOOH! I love this. Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Crystal
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 04:51 AM

WIELDING A MACHETE????

Any reason? Not that one is really nessesserry, but it would be nice to know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:04 AM

If you want to send our SECSY secretary a prezzie PM me and I will sort you out with the nescesary information!

Khatt


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:27 AM

Only if I can send chocolate!
G ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 04:08 AM

Chocolate always welcome but I don't like white chocolate..... (how's that for a subtle hint!)

The rest of the PMs should be with you all by the end of this week.... I'm having a day off today, some much needed time with myself for company.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 10:37 AM

It's cool enough here now to begin mailing chocolate in the Northern Hemisphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 05:07 PM

That's it.. apart from one person who has still to send me a full address, it's all done and finished with.

Enjoy the fun, keep watching the hints and have a


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

(Got our first card on Tuesday....)

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa 2005 is now closed
From: artbrooks
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 05:19 PM

Maybe SSSec would like another batch of chili chocolate? And I have the address......


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