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BS: Secret Santa messages 2009

09 Nov 09 - 06:13 PM (#2763076)
Subject: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's Secret Santa (newly appointed)

Just to let you know that I am absolutely delighted to find that I've been appointed to take care of you this year. The reindeer, the elves, Mrs Claus and I are all now polishing all work surfaces, re-pointing tiling and generally buffing up our skills in readiness. Oh, what fun it's going to be, sorting out your special delivery!
All dietary and health requirements have been duly noted and annotated, so as soon as possible it'll be down to the markets to hand-pick suitable items.

Wot larks!


09 Nov 09 - 07:01 PM (#2763103)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa

Well, here I am, ready and waiting, elves poised with parcel tape, reindeer reined up and ready, sat nav switched on ... but there's just one teensy problem - YOU HAVEN'T TOLD ME WHAT YOU WANT!! Cor, I know I'm a supreme being but all this mind reading is giving me a headache.
Now, if you don't tell me what you want, you will end up with the coal you didn't get last year OK???


09 Nov 09 - 07:12 PM (#2763108)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Ed T

Want A Blow-Up Doll For Christmas
(c)1992 by Eric Brown

I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
I want a girl I can inflate.
I saw one like I want in a girlie magazine --
The one that I hide between my mattress and box springs.
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
Hurry up, Santa, I can't wait!
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas,
'Cause I know that she'll be the perfect mate.

She must be heavy-duty to resist wear and tear.
She'll come with a special set of sexy underwear.
I'll dress her like a hooker, then dress her for the prom,
Then let her air out, fold her up and hide her from my Mom.

(8-bar instrumental)

She won't talk so I won't have to call her on the phone.
I won't have to comb her hair because it's printed on.
Her lips will be shaped like an "O" and painted ruby red.
I'll have to hide her from my friends -- she'll be a real airhead.

Oh, I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
I want a girl with vinyl flesh.
She must have a pretty face up above her neck.
The rest of her body must be anatomically correct.
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas.
I think I'll call her Judy or Beth.
I want a blow-up doll for Christmas,
'Cause real girls, they scare me half to death


09 Nov 09 - 07:53 PM (#2763130)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa

Oy, Batty, you ain't got no hints listed yet. Now I know life's been stressful lately, what with Curmudgeon being caffeine deprived an' all, but really! Give Santa sommat to work with, eh?


09 Nov 09 - 08:30 PM (#2763149)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn

Well bless your appointed little head under your a-pointed little seasonal hat! I am quite honored to be the recipient of the first Secret Santa message of the year and am looking forward to being in such ready and capable hands, knowing in advance that I'll be treated well, as I have traditionally have been by previous Santas for as long as I've been enjoying this seasonal rite.


Be careful and don't buff your skills so hard you hurt yourself, especially if you buff them up in the buff, but I will be fully apprieciative of your presents and the clues leading up to recieving them. Already there's mention of "Mrs. Claus and I". Should I take THAT as a clue that you're male? And Yanks on the whole, don't tend to say "Wot larks!", but who knows wot larks behind your facade?


If you've done your homework looking at what some of my past Santas and their messenger/scout elves have had to go through in recent years, you will know that they might meet up with the two guardian House Brownies, Hash & McGhee and a cat named Molly and some local "wee folk" as well, especially since there is no fireplace in the townhome I live in, so research the archives well.

'til the next message,
Severn


09 Nov 09 - 11:10 PM (#2763197)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak

And so it begins....











Bruahahahahahaaaa!!!!

SECSY
LTS


10 Nov 09 - 09:51 AM (#2763413)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Secret Santa to Wyrd Sister

Well here we are again, loving the Secret Santa Game! I don't know about you but I love Christmas. Can't wait to put the deckies up but not too soon though, we really looking forward to that bit. I will have to look again at your hints and see if you have similar taste to me?

Santa's Tonte men are on the look out are you a well behaved Santee.

Best and lovely wishes

Ooo!! nearly gave the game away!

SStWS


10 Nov 09 - 10:25 AM (#2763434)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Wyrd Sister

Ooh! Ooh! So soon! I'llbegoodI'llbegood!
We/me? Are you, like Agnes Nitt/Perdita, in two minds?


10 Nov 09 - 10:47 AM (#2763449)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SSoaCC (Secret Santa of a Cornish Cat

I'll be watching you-but just so you don't get too stressed...
click here.


10 Nov 09 - 11:04 AM (#2763461)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah The Flute's Galoot w/The Loot

Sarah.

I've drawn a top-drawer Flute-Of-The-Room this year, and I'm here to see that my assigned piper gets properly paid! So I thank you very much for posting your hints, as we've little time to spare, and I must assign research and delivery elves to select the finest Goodies in the shortest amount of time. You may get a Surry-based elf or maybe some sort of surrogate elf, providing they can slip under the Surry Gates, but you may hear from one soon.

Cheap and interesting? I prefer things that way, myself!

Trinket, you say? Well consider yourself trinked or trunk or whatever.

"Galoot"? Well that's a term I picked up from some old Yank Cowboy movies. I don't know whether the plural is "Galeet" or whether there are "gal-loots" and "guy-loots" (I assume that a female could be one, as well), but the term usually conjures up the image of some old bearded guy such as Gabby Hayes, or more to the point, like the image of dear himself Santa Claus. All I'll ask of you in return for what bounty comes your way is that you use your previously mentioned cartooning skills to conjure up your own image of what your Santa looks like from these messages and send it to me afterwards when all is finally revealed and hopefully not reviled.

All for now, much to do, little time!

Santa


10 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM (#2763501)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: greg stephens

Nobody has sent me a Secret Santee yet.


10 Nov 09 - 11:54 AM (#2763504)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: greg stephens

Ah, just found the other thread. I will await developments. No hurry LtS get well soon.


10 Nov 09 - 03:59 PM (#2763680)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute

I'm being good I'm being good I'm being good ....I'm off to the pub....but I'm still being good!

Sarah


10 Nov 09 - 06:03 PM (#2763763)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's secretive Secret Santa

Guessing already? Looking for hints in the wording? Be assured, my fluvial Santee, that I am quite capable of dropping some deliberate red herrings into your tidal flow.
You've been Santa'd before, I know, so you know the pack drill. Good behaviour from you results in presents from me. I have sent my agents out to check that your behaviour does indeed conform to the usual high standards... we shall see!

In the meantime I continue to search for goodies that will gladden your heart come Yule time.

Oh, and your house brownies are already in negotiations with my elves, and the cat has been gently reminded of the need to treat my reindeer with respect. Let's hope that side of things goes smoothly.

A bientot, my friend.


10 Nov 09 - 11:23 PM (#2763893)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn

I've endured many river references in my life, but I must admit, I've never been referred to as "fluvial" before.

I applaud the timely manner in which your elves have made contact with the guardians of my townshack and being in the process of becoming Post-Postal, I am always apprieciative of a prompt and efficient delivery system.

So don't be surprised or bothered by my early guessing, as, like in the case of your delivery system, we have less time to let things unfold in a leisurely manner this year. And due to the medical and financial crises of the past two years, I assure you that I've had far less opportunities to misbehave than in most years past, so I'm sure there'll be no reason to scrimp or penalize on gifts on the basis of merit.

So I'll harken to your Herring Angels singing solefully while dressed in seasonal red (as is their usual halibut), perhaps even accompanied by a Christmas Cod bringing Peace as well, as I contemplate the mysteries of the season and await what it may bring.


11 Nov 09 - 08:15 PM (#2764487)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SeekCET santa

Mr CET Sir

Elves are at the ready loading sleigh
All present and correct
This mission will proceed with military precision

Ummm maybe we should ditch the reindeer - it's all horses in Canada isn't it ? At least we have the guy with the red uniform


Ho Ho Ho


11 Nov 09 - 09:01 PM (#2764509)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks

Santa?


12 Nov 09 - 12:13 PM (#2764866)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santee-less

Have pity on pitiful, pitiful me
And all of the others without a Santee.
We sent our addresses, but Liz's computer
Is being so Scrooge-like, it sure doesn't suit 'er.
It won't send her PM's, the miserly pup!
For us second-batchers, it's batching things up.


12 Nov 09 - 01:06 PM (#2764902)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah The Flute's Sarah-endipitous Santa

Sarah,

I understand that flutery may get me nowhere, but that you, however, are quite good at it.

I hope you were, indeed, being good on your night out at the pub and that the clock in the Epsom clock tower wasn't showing too late an hour by the time you came home. My elf has been scouting out the vacinity in that time, finding out that the race track isn't, by a long shot, the only piece of one-way travel in the area but is slowly getting his bearings nonetheless, ("The Lord Epsom what Epsom selves.", I think he said, but it may have been a bad connection) and will now be keeping a good eye on you, so smile sweetly.

As for your as yet unasked question, "Que?", Sarah?
Sarah, what will be will be.

And the stack of "What Will Be" grows ever higher.....


12 Nov 09 - 03:54 PM (#2764998)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa (AKA BBBS)

Atta girl, Batty! Now I have sommat to work with.


12 Nov 09 - 04:54 PM (#2765048)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Jeri

BBBS, I don't know where she replied (haven't seen it). I just want to let you know I'd love to help if I can. I no longer play because I'd have to try extra hard not to know who my SS is, but being a third part is fun. I know you live far enough away so that some things may be difficult, and if I remember correctly, we may have met, so you know you can trust me. Within limits, of course.

Just sayin'.


12 Nov 09 - 05:50 PM (#2765085)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage

It hasn't begun here yet, Liz. No one to torture tantalize with my clues.

SRS


12 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM (#2765134)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: CET

So, I have a Santa - evidently someone who knows me but hasn't talked much to Charmion, who could set him/her straight about me operating with militay precision. Mind you, I'm all in favour of military precision - I just wish I could achieve it more often.

Edmund


12 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM (#2765135)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute

Santa if you manage to figure out the one way system without getting lost in Epsom you will win a gold medal - ahh the wonder of Google maps. Were you spying ... music in the pub two nights running and a lock in too and the third two was getting home at two am ..oh dear but I was being good just distracted.

What will be...hmmm you have me wondering now

Sarah (who actually hasn't been to the pub tonight )


12 Nov 09 - 09:33 PM (#2765168)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah The Fluter's Elf Tutor and Recruiter

Sarah,

It took my elf quite a while to figure out the town and surrounding area and to actually locate you and hear the music. He gets easily distracted. He stopped at the track toi see if they might need a part time jockey. He stopped outside one pub and listened on the sly to a local shanty group that call themselves "The Epsom Salts". He stopped by The Ashley Center to make sure your gifts were far beyond anything to be found there. He stopped in places you'll never know where only the wee folk go.

How do I know this? There are other elves assigned to other people
in your area who report back to me not only about whether the Santees have been good but whether the other elves have been good. If one seriously misbehaves in the course of his or her duties, it's back to the sweatshop and the toy assembly lines. Only the finest and most trusted elves get to do scout work and get to travel. You never see the wee folk, but they're all around you with places to stay and ways to live their own social life. Just don't ask too many questions and just believe and you shall recieve a bountiful box of
treasures untold, cheap thrills surpassing your wildest dreams.






......if, of course, you're good.


13 Nov 09 - 05:10 PM (#2765585)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats

love the pic!!!! Now I wonder who is going to get a parcel from Cornwall this year!!!!!! TEEE Heeee


14 Nov 09 - 07:55 AM (#2765862)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa

Well, this is a fine thing... half of the mudcat population wants a santa and my santees still haven't been in touch. Come on now you two! Get a grip, chop chop and stir thi'selves as my old granny would say. The elves are working themselves into a lather of anticipation!


14 Nov 09 - 08:01 AM (#2765863)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SSoaCC

The reindeer are a little confused this year...


15 Nov 09 - 06:47 PM (#2766649)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Secret Santa

Well then. Finally heard from She Who Must Be Obeyed. Kitchen gadgets, funny pages and him books, eh? Is that the kind with pictures of guys with torn shirts and big pecs? I'll see what I can do-a self portrait, maybe.


15 Nov 09 - 07:19 PM (#2766661)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Greg Stephen's Generally Stupid Secret Santa

Hi Greg,

Let's hope by now you've found your Santee - Liz has had a rough time this year. Be sure you've got a Santa though.

Unfortunately I am not a brilliantly organised one (I promise to try) so when I went to look for your name in the hints thread .....I'd lost the thread :-(

Hopefully you have already sent me loads of hints and eventually I'll be able to find you something JUST right. However at the moment I'm not even sure where I am - but we did have a great time marching through a town with flaming torches this weekend.


15 Nov 09 - 07:29 PM (#2766670)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Clairebear's Secret Santa

Well, my ursine friend, you may have been wondering if your Santa was on the job or not. Fear not, your prezzie will be on its way soon.

CSS


16 Nov 09 - 05:04 AM (#2766819)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: sian, west wales

Hey, I've been Santa'd. Woo-woo! A second-batcher, eh?

Re: him books, my friends tell me I have weird tastes. Always go for older, balding types. If you can find something with fold-outs of Pensioneers ... No. Scratch that. This is Mudcat. You might actually hunt down a Wrinklies Nude Calendar or something.

And don't you go to no big expense. Recycle! (I think the etiquette term is "re-gift") I ain't proud!

Luv ya, Santa!

sian


16 Nov 09 - 06:22 AM (#2766855)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister

Do I have a silent Santa, or has the second batch not been allocated yet?


16 Nov 09 - 07:25 AM (#2766878)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Leaden Claus

Second batchers? That's a good name for us! Leadfingers is hereby allocated a second batcher. Oh, what to do, what to do..so many ideas and so little time. You collect obscure facts and musical instruments? How about two lumps of coal to bang together rhythmically?


16 Nov 09 - 08:06 AM (#2766904)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santa of WOLFHOUND.........(SOW)

Hello There Wolfhound.......Hope you are being a good girlie! Sadly you have left me no clues.....perhaps you could enlighten me a little, wouldnt want to send coals to Newcastle, as it were.
Love from your Santa from a slightly warmer part of the world.


16 Nov 09 - 11:13 AM (#2767023)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz'z Confuzed Zanta,

Happy zixteenth of November, Dan!

Pray pardon the ztuck Z. Unfortunate but cannot be helped at prezent. And zpeaking of prezentz, Zanta iz hoping to hear what you would like for yourz this year. You muzt underztand that, for thoze who do not provide some hintz az to the nature of their likes and dizlikes, the uzual gift is coal. Az I have checked my lizt, you and I are both aware that a gift of coal would prove inappropriate for a man of such zterling character as yourzelf -- but unlezz I hear from you, I'm afraid I zhall have no choice in the matter.

The one bright zpot in all thiz, zo to zpeak, iz that there iz coal and coal. Watch the zky tonight: Zome of thiz year'z zupply has been added to the Leonidz dizplay for your pleazure. May it be the only coal you receive thiz year!

Yourz in Hazte (and remember, Don't Forget to Pozt...),
Zecret Zanta


16 Nov 09 - 12:19 PM (#2767050)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Firecat-claws

Hmm. OK. No hints, eh?

Be warned. I have been known to deliver coal before now.

Fcc


16 Nov 09 - 12:26 PM (#2767057)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Jenn Brooks' Santa needs a hint

Good afternoon, Jenn.

Santa has asked me to contact you because we have not been able to find a SUGGESTION for yourself, only for Art.

We know that you've been a good girl this year, so we want to select just the right thing for you.

Warmest holiday wishes,

Matilda (Mrs. Santa) Claus


16 Nov 09 - 01:04 PM (#2767082)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker

Ah! I have a santee.........Do I have a santa? :0~


16 Nov 09 - 01:06 PM (#2767086)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Leadfingers

I have both !! And with No Fireplace , two lumps of coal really ought to be Ornamental !!


16 Nov 09 - 01:36 PM (#2767111)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks

Dear Jenn's Santa...now look on the hints thread.


16 Nov 09 - 02:35 PM (#2767171)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: ClaireBear

Hurrah, I have a Santa! A bustling, red-clad Santa of mine own!

And I've even been good! Well, pretty good ...

So Santa dear, for your Christmas Eve midnight morsel, would you like to go back to the traditional gingerbread and cocoa this year, or shall we keep on with lasagne and a glass of red wine like the last few years' morsels?

Your delighted
ClaireBear


16 Nov 09 - 09:05 PM (#2767469)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,ClaireBear's Secret Santa

What, no seal liver tartare or large plates of salmon guts? Or are you one of those highly evolved vegetarian bears?


16 Nov 09 - 11:38 PM (#2767528)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: ClaireBear

Santa, if you want seal tartare and/or salmon guts, with or without muktuk to please your northern palate, I shall endeavor to comply. But I am a decadent California bear, so salmon lightly smoked over applewood with a sauce of wild blackberries, native sage, plenty of garlic and madrone honey are more my speed. Would that suit?
And maybe a nice pinot blanc?


16 Nov 09 - 11:48 PM (#2767532)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf

Well now Maggie, the assignment has been received and the elves have been sent to check out the elvin supplies. Are you being good?


17 Nov 09 - 03:35 AM (#2767568)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Phot and PoD's Yuletide Fairy

Do not worry your Yuletide is not doomed. I am gathering gifts and goodies to fly over to you.

Just need to check that you have posted some hints

Your Yuletide Fairy


17 Nov 09 - 04:28 AM (#2767581)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander

Boo Hoo no Santa for me yet. But I do have a Santee and that is as much fun

Jillie


17 Nov 09 - 07:46 AM (#2767646)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Catherine Jayne's sanity clause

so you collect violins, I'm sure I have one, somewhere in this pile of instruments ... & here it is, near the big drums

3 children under three? would they like a drum?

Catherine Jayne's insanity claws


17 Nov 09 - 12:52 PM (#2767811)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Dan Schatz

Can you make it anthrozite coal? Much more clean burning. But really, if you want to go in that direction, I'd love a few zolar panelz....

Hints are posted on the other thread. Thank you; I'm zo exzited!

Dan


17 Nov 09 - 02:02 PM (#2767865)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn

Dear Santa,


As Santees are wont to do this time of year, I shall ask you you a few questions about yourself, not nescessarily expecting straight and truthful answers but figuring it is far better to recieve red herrings in advance in print form than in my stocking, especially if they're untinned, so save the "masses in the coaled, coaled ground" in lump form for stuffing the Sacred Santa Sock should I prove to have misbehaved. Besides, I have helped stuff and empty bait bags for lobster traps in my lifetime and am a bit wary of dead herring over a certain age in any hue of natural or induced discoloration.


So please bear with some rather standard inquiries* and hints-forth be ready deposit the crimson fish in a proper receptacle:

1) WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO REVEAL YOUR GENDER AT THIS TIME?

2) MIGHT YOU BE WILLING TO REVEAL THE CONTINENT ON WHICH YOU DWELL?#

3) WHAT WOULD BE THE PREFERRED SNACK FOOD TO LAY OUT FOR YOURSELF, THE REINDEER AND ANY MORE VISITING ELVES?

*(In all caps so as to be cap-tioned for the hard of herring)



I shall inqiure of the House Brownies and Molly-kitty for any particulars they learned from your elves' previous visit (I DO know what food to bribe THEM with) and get back to you soon. I'm, of course, doing my best at "being-have" and aquitting myself well through my many trials until then....

The future beneficiary of your
kindness, generosity and exquisite taste,

Severn









#Hopefully from one of the "IN-continents" (as designated yearly by Travel & Leisure Magazine), something I never had to care about much until I got older......


17 Nov 09 - 03:24 PM (#2767935)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Santa

Well it's into the bin with the Pink Fruit.
*sigh*
And here was I thinking, "What an excellent collection of gifts I have for my special Santee this year!"
Hmmm -- Well now -- How to send a Secret Garden -- secretly -- up-hill all the way to your home.
Do not be troubled. This will be fun.
Kindly Santa of the Magic Type to the Magic One.


17 Nov 09 - 03:29 PM (#2767937)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's serendipitously poised SS

Goodness me, what a lot of questions!

I think for the time being at least I will remain ambiguous as to my gender, and all I'll say about the continence question is that it will be a long distance journey to reach you, involving refuelling the reindeer along the way and possibly some comfort stops for me.

You are kind to ask about refreshments. For myself, a piece of chocolate cake accompanied by a decent drop of Scotch (or indeed Irish) spirituous liqueur. The reindeer will be happy with the traditional carrots, while the elves (I anticipate having a few with me)are omniverous and greedy and have been known to consume vast amounts of chocolate (although their preference is for the Belgian kind).

Now you really must excuse me as it's a particularly busy time of year ....


17 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM (#2767945)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maeve

Dear Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa :

Put on your spectacles and take a peek here. Batty has indeed given you much information already.
Batty's Hints Here

Check the post at 11 Nov 09 - 08:53 AM


17 Nov 09 - 03:58 PM (#2767953)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maeve

It appears that my recent post and this one may no longer be needed...if a kind person would erase 'em both, please.


17 Nov 09 - 05:44 PM (#2768015)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

I ddon't hhave a sssantaaaahhhh.... sob


17 Nov 09 - 07:25 PM (#2768076)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BBBS

Sweet Maeve, as of my first post, Batty had not yet posted her hints. Her hints may not save her now, either. Hee hee hee.


17 Nov 09 - 07:29 PM (#2768080)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,artbrooks EvilSanta !

This should teach you to be firat with the hints ! You've got ME for a Santa ! I would suggest a level of mild Concern to start with .


17 Nov 09 - 07:47 PM (#2768092)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage

Yes!


17 Nov 09 - 11:43 PM (#2768172)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks

Oh dear. I yam concerned. A-ha...I laugh at adversity. Heh.


18 Nov 09 - 02:38 AM (#2768213)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister

Barb'ry - I haven't heard from mine so far, either. Shall we form a support group?


18 Nov 09 - 03:03 AM (#2768219)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

Anne - support group with blankets and coffee... and just a little bit of chocolate when the going gets really bad! I'm in.


18 Nov 09 - 04:21 AM (#2768237)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Catherine Jayne

Hello Santa!

Yep 3 kids under 3 and yes they love to drum...they already have one each! I don't mind it but I think the neighbours have noticed!!! *G*


18 Nov 09 - 04:30 AM (#2768241)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Maeve's Secret Santa

You will be pleased to know that the Christmas Robins have told me that you have been a very good girl this year and deserve something very nice at Christmas. Mary Christmas and I have been on the look out and have found some little things we think you might like. Rudolf has offered to help wrap the presents but he is not really that good although we will let him help. If you find a wobbly wrapped present under your tree you will know who has wrapped it.
Santa xx


18 Nov 09 - 06:24 AM (#2768291)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maeve

Thank you very much, Santa. I'd be delighted to receive a wobbly, Rudolf-wrapped little gift. He and the other reindeer will enjoy some of our homegrown apples and carrots.

I am as yet undecided whether you and the delightful Mary Christmas would prefer applejack with some apple pie and sharp cheddar or hot chocolate with shortbread for your snack. A ham sandwich on homemade bread? A glass of Sheepscot ale? Hmmm. I must have a chat with wee robin.

Trying hard to be good...friends here say I'm quite trying.

maeve,


18 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM (#2768341)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's SS

You've been Santa'd! When I read your wishlist, I thought,"Piece o' cake!" Then I started reading your posts this past year and saw that you already have the Utah Phillips double cd. Hmmm. We'll just have to dig a little deeper.


18 Nov 09 - 09:09 AM (#2768373)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak

Barb'ry - you do have a secret santa - you need to post some hints so they can know where best to send the penguins.

Anne - your Santa is too busy playing Bejewelled and trying to beat my score.... or something like that...

Art - be afraid.... be VERY afraid!

I am better now than I have been for some time, although I still cough like a seal... so no bears for me!

SECSY
LTS


18 Nov 09 - 09:33 AM (#2768392)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Ed T

Anyone sending christmas gifts to mudcatters in prison....John Prine suggests in a song that "pistols carved out of wood", makes a well appriciated gift.


18 Nov 09 - 09:40 AM (#2768397)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

...santa?


18 Nov 09 - 10:26 AM (#2768421)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eye Lander to SS

Is there anybody there?

sob sob sniff


18 Nov 09 - 11:34 AM (#2768467)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Appointed Santa

I've been busy collecting little gifties for you, my dear. I see you were a good girl and posted some hints for me.
Dark Chocolate, you say? Watch that mailbox.


18 Nov 09 - 12:16 PM (#2768485)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

I have posted my hints, Liz! 8th of September - I was very eager!! And I've checked that they are still there and not mixed up in the ether!


18 Nov 09 - 12:38 PM (#2768499)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Secret Santa

A surprise, you ask, for your Christmas cheer,
A surprise, you ask, and your Santa does hear!
From the North Pole to Aussie-land is a loooong way,
But your gift will be coming, on Christmas Day!

Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen!
On Comet! On Cu... what? Yes, we are going to Australia.
Ahem.
On Comet! On Cu... Yes, that is very far from the North Pole.
Harum.
On Comet! On Cu... Yes, Cupid, it will be summer there. Very good.
Ready?
Good!
One Comet! On Cupid! On... Hey, where'd everybody go?


Your Very Own Santa


18 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM (#2768647)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell

Santa??


18 Nov 09 - 04:20 PM (#2768686)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: My guru always said

Oh Santa Dear, how lovely to hear from you but I must apologise for the waste of the pink fruit.   Are you certain that there isn't another possible victim recipient of said item?

Although our secret garden is almost at the top of a hill, our postman has it sussed as his delivery route is always downhill. I would hope that your elves will find that downhill is much easier, wouldn't want them to tire themselves out at Christmastime *grin*

Will they have far to travel?

Please don't trouble too much on my account, I'm certain that you have excellent taste!

Hil (being really good, though there's always room for a lump of coal on our log-burner)


18 Nov 09 - 04:28 PM (#2768694)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hollowfox

Am I Santa-less? (whimper)?


18 Nov 09 - 05:31 PM (#2768748)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c

Sniff........


18 Nov 09 - 05:51 PM (#2768765)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Ed T

Got a tele call from Santa...He was looking for Quokka. Odd he would call my number.,,,what's up Sant? He said he was on his way deep down under....from the frozen North.


18 Nov 09 - 06:32 PM (#2768798)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker

Hello........Santa.........are you there?


18 Nov 09 - 06:34 PM (#2768799)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney

yah!


18 Nov 09 - 06:37 PM (#2768802)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,The jacqui.c wacqui See-yanta

Ho ho ho! No, no, no -- no sniffing allowed, there, young lady! I'm here. Just busy trying to get my lazy elves off their tiny elfin butts and cobble up some nice toys for you. I see you have been very good this year, very good indeed. Much better than this year has been to you, I fear! We shall see what we can do to brighten the end of it just a bit.

Git on up, there, you elves! Put that bourbon away! Break time is over. Back to work!!! Harumph humph humph.

The Jacqui C Wacqui See-yanta


18 Nov 09 - 06:48 PM (#2768811)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak

Hollowfox - you were assigned a Santa... can I help it if you got the strong and silent type - just as I can't help Barb'ry for getting the dim and distant type....

SECSY
LTS


18 Nov 09 - 06:59 PM (#2768821)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: JennieG

Santa? Santa? are you there?

Cheers
JennieG


18 Nov 09 - 07:19 PM (#2768832)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Secretive SS

There was a fine lady named Nancy
Whose wish list was not very fancy!
Her Santa did ponder
Till his mind did wander,
Since surprises are always quite chancy...


18 Nov 09 - 11:22 PM (#2768932)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Nancy King

But I LOVE surprises!


19 Nov 09 - 03:37 AM (#2768997)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister

Thanks for the reassurance, Liz!


19 Nov 09 - 07:17 AM (#2769097)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

*sigh of relief*

Thanks, Santa!


19 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM (#2769302)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c

I gotta Santa!!!!!

I'm not sure where you hale from Santa, but I would mention that I will be in the UK from 7th December, travelling back to the USA on 28th December. If you're USA based then my home address is the one to use but, if in the UK, ask Liz and she can let you have my daughter's address in the UK, to save some of the cost of postage.


19 Nov 09 - 01:21 PM (#2769309)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santa calling Mrs Cobble

Hey, Mrs Cobble!

Just to let you know I'm out here and I'll notice if you're bad. Wanna update your hints?


19 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM (#2769350)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Flautist Sara's Trial & Errah Present Bearah

The stack grows ever higher. But even if it means the cost of the postage might relieve me of my great fortune, I'll go ahead and send it, still inside the wrapped cookie and everything.

The vigilant searching is nearing a close, at last, for things for "The Flute" to flaunt and flout.

So keep up the good behavior, or at least don't get caught, because I still CAN change my mind.....


19 Nov 09 - 03:39 PM (#2769379)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72

Hullo....Santa? Are you out there?
I've been as good as can be expected given my relations...


19 Nov 09 - 05:29 PM (#2769431)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa

Trouble? I love trouble. My Special Santee is worth it.
Miles and Miles and Miles and all uphill from here. Unless you turn the atlas upside down. There's the go! Why didn't I think of that before. Soooo Ah Ha! Thought you'd found me? Well now you know I don't dwell in the North Pole (and Oh Dear! I've eliminated Scotland, but no matter) So where's left you ask?
Santa -- from a Secret Garden far away in the Universe somewhere below you.


19 Nov 09 - 07:14 PM (#2769489)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Mrs Cobble

Hello Secret Santa

I promise to be good

I promise

Mrs C


19 Nov 09 - 11:56 PM (#2769601)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Desert Dancer

Dang, I just saw the calendar and somehow it is close to Christmas...what happened...where have we been...well...secret santa just know this we are primed and ready for Christmas...now! Now where was I, oh, our hints are on the post and info is flowin....we always love to have a taste of the the folk world that our secret santa is a part of...it's exciting to us to see what others are doing in this great world we share...if not that, money will do it! Get those elves in for a bit of toweling off, and get them back to work. Chop, Chop, no time to waste now.

Desert Dancer and Astro in Los Angeles, getting ready to hang the socks and bring out the likker...it is Christmas time again!!!!


20 Nov 09 - 12:26 AM (#2769607)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,the workshop of Anne Lister's SS

And lo, Anne Lister, fear not, for the elves of the North are deep in the throes of their work and even unto you shall come some surprising gifts. But, from whence come their orders and collaborators? Only the Shadow knows!

To mix a metaphor or two...


20 Nov 09 - 03:40 AM (#2769657)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister

Good grief, Santa - are you in Mordor or Earthsea?
But I'm very pleased to hear from you, wherever you are, and I will be delighted, I'm sure, to receive surprising gifts.
Are there any special dietary requirements for you, the reindeer and any accompanying elves? The house special at the moment is apple pie, but we can put together whatever is needed, I know.
And I am, of course, being good.


20 Nov 09 - 04:42 AM (#2769672)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa

Well done that santee! List duly noted and notes made for the shopping elves (a little damp due to all the precipitation... 'oh the rain it is raining all the day long...') but I've bought them some rather nice wellies and they'll be grand as owt.
I notice you mentioned likker... hope that will come with some food for the travel weary - santa can't drink on an empty stomach, you know.

Be good xxx


20 Nov 09 - 09:53 AM (#2769792)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,jacqui.c's wacqui Seezianta

What what? I hale from the North Pole, of course, silly!

Hermph hermph hermph

(But thanks for the information. I will alert Rudolph. He may want to reprogram his GPS.)

(or he may not! Ho ho, and again ho.)


The Wacqui Seeyanta of Jacqui.c


20 Nov 09 - 09:58 AM (#2769795)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker

:0(


20 Nov 09 - 10:05 AM (#2769797)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: SharonA

Me too with the sad face. O Santa, where art thou?


20 Nov 09 - 10:11 AM (#2769801)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Tig

Have I got 100?

I don't know if I've a Santa yet :-(

Love and hugs
xxx


20 Nov 09 - 11:39 AM (#2769847)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Vectis's Very Virtuous Santa

Well well my dear. Here we are, nearly to the Yule and I have little gifties all stacked up and ready for consignment to your door.

In this part of the world the reindeer do look a bit different, but they can still do the job well enough.

Thank you for your list, it is so much easier to find just the right items for your delectation.


20 Nov 09 - 04:45 PM (#2770065)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,maire-aine's flustered secret santa

Hope you are being good there maire-aine.

I have the elves working hard to get your yuletide goodies together.

What will they find for you?

Ho! Ho! Ho!


20 Nov 09 - 04:57 PM (#2770073)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eye Lander

:O(   Me too, heard nothing yet.


21 Nov 09 - 05:35 AM (#2770339)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: My guru always said

My Dear Special Santa,

How very kind it is of you to let me know that you don't live at the North Pole. You must be a very modern Santa then, you've probably got those elves of yours all organised with up-to-date labour saving devices like CNC and Plastic Moulding machines. It certainly cuts down the hard work and I guess that every year there are more and more presents needed for everyone!!

But turning the Atlas upside-down? Well I can't imagine such a thing, surely one would have to read all the placenames upside-down aswell? Personally I find that having a map pointing North is much easier to understand *grin*

You've kindly discounted Scotland from my search for you and also many other places too, almost a third of the World! And your clues might seem to point to you being situated North of the Equator. Dare I ask, while we're being all modern, what language your keyboard is set for?

I hope you're enjoying your secret garden as much as I am mine, though it is all rather damp at the moment. Hope you're safe, dry and happy!
Cheers,
Hil


21 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM (#2770384)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute

Oh my post didn't happen and now my SS might feel I'm ignoring them but I'm not and I'm still being unbelievably good and working hard. Will you need an articulated truck to deliver this mega box ...it is getting so exciting

In anticipation

Sarah

Hope that CCTV camera outside the pub was switched off or I've blown my chances here


21 Nov 09 - 09:06 AM (#2770402)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Santa

Well, the Mrs. and I are working diligently to put together the perfect gift. Now, I generally think that any box that contains chocolate is just about right, but she is more particular. She wants to know if you have any opinions one way or the other about earrings - dangly bits or not? And how do you feel about dried escargot?


21 Nov 09 - 04:13 PM (#2770704)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Santa calling Mrs Cobble

Ah, there you are! How nice to hear from you and I'm especially pleased to hear that you're being good. I take it that you're not keen on coal then?

I notice that your hints from last year have been reposted by a very nice young lady with a superb singing voice, how very kind of her. Perhaps you could peruse them at your leisure and see if there are any changes you wish to make?

My stalwart elves have been hammering and stitching away in an attempt to create the perfect gift for you this Christmas. I'm not certain that they know what they're doing, but then who am I to judge? In any event, more clues as to your preferences would be a good idea methinks.

Being good can take a number of forms, there should be a rosette for it, I'm sure....


21 Nov 09 - 08:39 PM (#2770850)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,seekCET Santa

Mr CET Sir

Have rounded up the mounties Sir
Sledge loading nearing completion
Hopefully chocs away soon Sir
Damn weather not helping but reindeer training schedule on time Sir
Final boot camp regime underway

Driver in red suit keeps under camoflage with the Mounties but we will soon flush him our Sir

seekCET Santa


22 Nov 09 - 07:44 PM (#2771437)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks

refresh


23 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM (#2772047)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's SS, who is On The Case

Salutations, my little Santee ... I thought I would let you know that I stumbled today upon a small trove of suitable gifts, various in style and hue, which I thought quite appropriate. Your package is therefore almost ready to be assembled and despatched.
If it should arrive before Christmas Eve, I feel I must remind you that opening the package early will almost certainly result in the contents transforming themselves magically into soot and ashes before your very eyes.
And we'd hate that to happen, wouldn't we?


23 Nov 09 - 04:59 PM (#2772087)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn

It soots me just fine to wait for the right time of leisurely awaking on the holiday morning for my thrill of discovery, or as leisurely as awakenings on that day get, helped by the lack of children dwelling here. No use peaking before Christmas anyhow (some say I peaked years ago, but don't listen to them!) and I'll not find myself either otherwise engaged or even be-troved until then. I wouldn't want my gifts self destructing like a Mission Impossible assignment tape, with possible examples of your local folkways reduced to mo' ashes.

You, like the best of Secret Santas, have managed to make the messages part of the gift itself, so advance thanks for that from a most grateful Santee for mmaking it worth its wait in gold. Let nothing you dismay!









"Little" Santee? I'd thought myself somewhat medium.

Hmmmmmmmm......


23 Nov 09 - 06:54 PM (#2772165)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

still no santa.....sigh.....


23 Nov 09 - 10:56 PM (#2772291)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SharonA's busy elf

Fear not SharonA,

Santa says he's a bit busy working on your pressies - so he asked me to let you know - not to worry he hasn't forgotten you

he wants to know if yo've been good? What should I tell him?

Chief Elf
North Pole


23 Nov 09 - 11:47 PM (#2772307)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: maire-aine

Dear flustered Santa,

I hope this finds you, and all of your helpers, well and happy. I have tried to be very good this year. I know that I will be happy with whatever you select for me.

Merry Christmas from Maire-aine


24 Nov 09 - 01:28 AM (#2772324)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: alison

YAY!!!

I have a Santa
woohoo.....

don't worry reindeers I'll have some nice cold tinnies for you when you get here

alison


24 Nov 09 - 11:28 AM (#2772641)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: SharonA

Ooooh goodie goodie goodie goodie goodie! There really is a Santa -- and a Chief Elf! Yayyyyy!!! Geez, I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning already. This is delightful!

Now, then, on to the serious stuff: the question of whether I've been good. Hmmmmmmmmm..... that depends on whom you ask.

My bandmates seem to be undecided since, although they say they think my songs are good, they are frustrated by my continual nattering about sticking to one tempo throughout any song that's supposed to have just one tempo (no racing, no dragging, no drag-racing!). Also, when I told them at our most recent rehearsal that if they were going to use terminology like "chorus" and "bridge", they should use the terms correctly, I was roundly boo-ed. I leave it to Santa to determine which band member is naughty! :-)

I volunteered to be elected President of the local folk-song society this year (i.e. no one else volunteered for the job so I ran unopposed); does that count for "good"? The other Board members think that my committee meetings run a bit too naughtily long for their tastes, but they're letting me volunteer to run unopposed for 2010!

My cat, if she could speak English, would say I am not good because I adopted a kitten from a shelter last spring (a birthday present to myself!) and the kitten has been driving her crazy ever since. He's constantly following her, watching her, batting at her, and chasing her when she tries to get away from him -- not a moment's peace for poor grumbly Maddie Mae for almost half a year now. My vet would probably say that I'm not on his good-list because I keep bringing Roo the kitten to him for problems that turn out to be no big deal; I think he's sick of seeing me in the waiting room! But heck, I haven't dealt with a runt-of-the-litter kitten since 1988; I've forgotten a lot!

There's nothing on the local police blotter with my name on it, but that just means I haven't been terribly naughty! I've been a really boring law-abiding citizen. I've been late in paying some of my bills, though, so I guess I deserve a little lump of coal in the toe of my stocking for that. ':-/

Anyway, Chief Elf, you are certainly on MY nice list for letting me know you're there and thinking of me! Thank you!!!
:-)
:-)
:-)


24 Nov 09 - 01:24 PM (#2772765)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander

Ok I don't mind this being a one sided CHristmas.


24 Nov 09 - 03:46 PM (#2772861)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty, Baffled Santa (AKA BBBS)

Yoohoo! Bat Goddess! You out there? Listen, we've been on the hunt for suitable items and the elves seem to have been having some luck, as they've been dragging back bits and pieces of this and that. But they all have aquestion for you: Just what, pray tell, is a hippocampus? They've had no luck what so ever locating a university for large, river-dwelling African mammals, so that's out.


24 Nov 09 - 05:49 PM (#2772956)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72

The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in long-term memory and spatial navigation. Like the cerebral cortex, with which it is closely associated, it is a paired structure, with mirror-image halves in the left and right sides of the brain. In humans and other primates, the hippocampus is located inside the medial temporal lobe, beneath the cortical surface.


"If I only had a brain....."


25 Nov 09 - 06:47 AM (#2773243)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Barb'rys Barmy Benefactor

I'm on the case. Just in case, there is a plan afoot to lend a hand.

Can I help it if I'm easily confused?

BBB


25 Nov 09 - 08:13 AM (#2773310)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

ooooh santaaa (sobs with relief) I'm so happy!


25 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM (#2773592)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

No, no, no! Not African river dwellers! And not a part of the brain, either! (Already have an intact brain, thankyou.)

Greek mythological creature with the head of a horse and the tail of a fish -- Poseidon had a stable full to pull his chariot.

I have a HUGE collection -- I have eight. Been collecting for almost 30 years. These critters are not only mythical, but damned hard to come by. Passed up one once and have been kicking myself ever since. It was a wooden antique, probably had been part of some piece of furniture. Wasn't particularly pricey, but I was suffering from St. Francis's distemper at the time. (Sigh...and have been since.) Should have snagged it, though. (Could have skipped eating for awhile.)

Linn


25 Nov 09 - 05:07 PM (#2773706)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: vectis

Dear Santa I bin sooooo gooood this year I'm spending Christmas with my boys down in New Zealand. Off on Dec 8th Back Jan 10th.
If my pressie arrives when I'm away don't be upset by my silence, it just means i haven't seen it yet and will say many thanks once I get home.


Whhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I gotta Saaaaaaaannnnnnnttaaa!


25 Nov 09 - 06:35 PM (#2773757)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa

Ahh! Ha!! Trying to pin me down? Languages and wet/dry gardens.
I speak them all -- languages that is. My keyboard is set to "ALL" (including Plutonian even though Pluto's been downgraded. A mistake in my opinion -- but nobody asked me. A lot of good people living there were VERY upset. And you can quote me.)
My garden? Well it wouldn't be secret if I talked about it, would it?
Maybe if you're very good I'll include pictures when I send your present.
As for the Equator. Not a lot of people know this but I'll let you in on a secret:
It's moveable -- it not being at all solid. It makes sense doesn't it? One day it's wandering up and the next it's billowing down. Up! Down! Just words really anyway.
Happy Thoughts and Many of them.
Santa-of-the-Mind


26 Nov 09 - 01:31 AM (#2773886)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,SharonA's SS - elf support dept

well now you've been and gone and done it - the poor chief elf had to go and have a long lie down after trying to work out whether you had been good or not - he ended up very confused and I have been running around like a blue arsed fly trying to keep up to him in mulled wine - he's drinking it like it has gone out of fashion!

still I'm sure he'll be OK after a bit of a sleep

just thought Id keep you up to speed with what was going on

yours faithfully

Chief Elf's personal assistant


26 Nov 09 - 04:49 PM (#2774417)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell

Santa? *wistful sigh*


26 Nov 09 - 10:32 PM (#2774621)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: JennieG

I'll join you in a sigh Joy.....*hhuuuuuuuhhhhh*

Cheers
Jennie


27 Nov 09 - 04:56 AM (#2774737)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: My guru always said

Dear Santa (wherever you may be),
So good to hear from you even if (I must confess) I'm completely confused by your verbal meaderings. It seems I may need to wait and hope that one day I might be able to thank you for your kind attention this Christmas. In the meantime I will try to be patient and attempt to be good!
Your very grateful Santee,
Hil x


27 Nov 09 - 12:24 PM (#2774966)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats

Well, that's it. The parcel is off to my Secret Santee. Merry Christmas


27 Nov 09 - 12:41 PM (#2774975)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker

So I'm just guessing that my santa is SOOOOPER secretive.....and isnt going to tease me!


27 Nov 09 - 06:48 PM (#2775199)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,ranger1's secret santa

Have sent off your present...currently winging it's merry way to your place...you must have been a very good little ranger this year *<;-)]}


27 Nov 09 - 08:48 PM (#2775259)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: ranger1

Oh, thank you Santa!!!!!!

Ranger1, doing the happy dance


29 Nov 09 - 08:35 AM (#2776011)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats

refresh


29 Nov 09 - 09:51 AM (#2776039)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney

eek, the year is heading to an end & I really must get my santee's pressie sorted & parcelled & on it's way

sandra (a santa not really in chrissy mode)


29 Nov 09 - 12:08 PM (#2776107)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Poem 224 of 230: THE NATIVITY

Vis-à-vis S.C.,
    I prefer to see
Christian children's glee
    When they play-out the
Coming of J.C. -
    The Nativity.

(C) David Franks 2003
From http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
Or http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)


29 Nov 09 - 02:07 PM (#2776175)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Yes Surry Bob! It's Sarah's Surry-al Santa!

Sarah,

It's me that must try to articulate, rather than the delivery sliegh or truck, the fact that sometimes small things come in good packages (or however that goes). There will be a manageable sized, easily liftable package full of a vast multitude of wee goodies, most (hopefully all) of which I'm quite sure you'll like, some of which will be indicitive of the highly polarized area in which I live, some not. Some friend, lover or family member may come in style, triumphing over a stile or two to save you from The Gallows Pole, The Gallup Pole, some sort of mangy, ornery fragrant vagrant of a Pole Cat or other Polish types of the Warsaw or Shoe varieties, but you've nothing to fear from the North Pole, which will rival only the May Pole in inspiring you to dance for sheer joy! Yule be surprised at what you find!

Whatever, the package may be able to depart as soon as Monday.

So, anyway,

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name
(Woo, Whooo....Woo-Whooo!)
What may be puzzling you
Is the nature of my game.....




I still expect that cartoon portrait!


God Rest Ye Merry,
Santa



I assure you whatever the CCTV camera outside the pub caught you doing was unfortunately negated by whatever it caught my somewhat careless elf doing. Enough said.


01 Dec 09 - 12:16 PM (#2777640)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Severn's somewhat Snuffly S S

Well, that's it. The reindeer decided that the prevailing climactic conditions precluded an accurate take off and landing, my own health means that I was strongly counselled to take a few days off and so I was advised by my elves that I should entrust your package to the conventional mailing services. I'd have preferred a personal drop, but you have to work with the staff you've got and my staff, frankly, wouldn't budge on the issue.
So your package has been sealed, stamped and labelled and it's on its way.
I'm sure if you could see your way clear to leaving out the aforementioned chocolate cake and single malt we'll find a way to drop by on 24th and consume whatever's there, but the package should have reached you before then.

Now, where are those mince pies?

Your somewhat suffering SS.


01 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM (#2778014)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz' zilly Zanta

I've been buzy collecting itemz. Zuch fun! I do hope you have been very, very good thiz year...

Pezky Z key!


01 Dec 09 - 10:16 PM (#2778087)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf

Have you been reading about me and my fellow elfs? We have our very own elf thread started by none other than the famed Little Hawk. It is indeed possible that my name might even be there.

We've been keeping watch and you have indeed been good. That's god, because there might be something good for you in the good cupboard (as opposed to the naughty cupboard, which only holds coal).

Good wishes
Elf


02 Dec 09 - 12:39 AM (#2778153)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,sharonA's busy elf

well I think 've got it all sorted - now that I have sobered up... black coffee works better than mulled wine! and the verdict is - "you have been good!!"

glad to tell you that your parcel is winging its merry way even as we speak - the reindeers are well fed, and should be there well before Christmas

enjoy

Santa's Chief Elf


03 Dec 09 - 03:26 PM (#2779887)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,My Guru always said -- Her Special Santa

On the way. On the way.
Watch the mailbox.


03 Dec 09 - 03:44 PM (#2779901)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,astro

Hi Secret Santa...just wetting my lips thinking of the likker and great food comin for Christmas...hope those elves are working hard, remember give them a few minutes a day to rest and then get back to it...get those gifts made, wrapped and on the way....can't wait!!! HOPE our Santa is gettin their food, drink, music and dance going for Christmas...we hope for your good spirit!!!

Astro revvin up my Christmas juices...I love Christmas...what's better the kids are in town from overseas for the first time in a long time so Christmas is especially joyful this year!!!! HOPE yours are well too!!


03 Dec 09 - 06:30 PM (#2780030)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Hawker's Hoplessly Hinvisible Sants

I don't reckon it's going to get to Blighty by Christmas, but you never know your luck. Santa has the reindeer loaded but not quite ready to fly my dear.

Ho! Ho! Ho!


04 Dec 09 - 11:54 AM (#2780588)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Severn

Dear Santa,

I hope you're feeling up to snuff and above snuffling, but if your nose remains redder than even Rudolph's, just take out your Kleenex or clean Hanky (free of panky), take the advice of all those bumper stickers and "HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS!" in an act of praise to show him you wish him a Happy Birthday. And I'll put out a shot or two for the elves to have a good snort in your homor.

'Tis the season, after all....

Be well!
Your Grateful Santee






As for the mince pies, they're off spying on the mint in their ingenious disguise......


04 Dec 09 - 02:21 PM (#2780706)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Jennie G's SS

Your parcel has started it's loooooong journey.

Enjoy!


04 Dec 09 - 03:23 PM (#2780783)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander's Secret Santa

My santee, Eyelander -

Never fear, sweet woman
Your Santa will appear
The holidays and all
grow very near

Blitzen and Donder,
They've all gone yonder
Since the North Pole is warming
The icicles aren't forming

But your Santa moves forward
With a gift to you from nor'ward
From me and my elf
To your beautiful self

-Your Secret Santa


04 Dec 09 - 05:02 PM (#2780849)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: JennieG

Oooohh Santa....you are real! I've been frantically believing here, you know.....

Cheers
JennieG


05 Dec 09 - 01:18 AM (#2781089)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybell Hildebrand, this is your Santa

It's won't be a wheelbarrow. That's all I can promise at this point.


05 Dec 09 - 02:23 AM (#2781111)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell

Ohhhh! Hello Santa. So you know about the wheel-barrow affair? Hmmmm. Thank you for the message.
And Jennie -- a Santa for you too.
Cheers and happiness, Joy


05 Dec 09 - 04:32 AM (#2781153)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: quokka

Just got home from a long day at work to find that Santa has been...now do I have to wait until the actual day???The suspense is killing me. Enquiring minds want to know!!!


05 Dec 09 - 07:45 AM (#2781223)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney

well, in the meantime you could start a thread called something like - 2009 Secret Santa pressie received!

then decide whether to open it now or later

sandra (in helpful mode)


06 Dec 09 - 11:26 PM (#2782576)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage's Very Own Personal Elf

Well now Maggie.....the sleigh has been packed and the reindeer are warming up as we speak. When the runway is cleared for take off, so to speak, your parcel will be on its way.

So don't stop being good....you don't have it yet......it's still en route......it might fall overboard....anything could happen, it's a very long way from here to there.

Do you reckon Santa would notice if I didn't put this bottle of wine back where it was?


07 Dec 09 - 12:03 PM (#2782986)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST

I HAVE GOT A SANTA YYYYYYYYYYIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

a vey happy Jillie xxx


07 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM (#2783232)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage

Feel free to tuck the wine in with my box, if that's what you were thinking. If it is to keep Santa warm, tell him not to open it until after he stops at my house. ;-D

Our weather will make Santa feel right at home. Cold and overcast. But we'll leave the porchlight on!

SRS


07 Dec 09 - 06:05 PM (#2783313)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's busy SS

I'm so proud of you, being in helpful mode and all. I've gathered up your pressie, and I'm preparing it to fly to you on wings of eagles (that's a hint). You're high up on the Good 'Catters List, and I couldn't even find your name in small print on the Naughty 'Catters List, so either you're extremely virtuous, or you're extremely discreet.


08 Dec 09 - 03:36 AM (#2783543)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Barb'rys barmy benefactor

I'm working on it. These raindeer don't work for nothing you know. They're demanding sou'westers and wellies on expenses.

It will happen; maybe not this Christmas, but next Christmas or sometime in the future, it will happen.

BBB


08 Dec 09 - 04:11 AM (#2783558)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney

thankyou, Santa

eagle mail - wow!

sandra (always helpful, virtuous & discreet)


08 Dec 09 - 05:08 AM (#2783581)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Poem 224 of 230: THE NATIVITY

Vis-à-vis S.C.,
    I prefer to see
Christian children's glee
    When they play-out the
Coming of J.C. -
    The Nativity.

From http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
Or http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
(C) David Franks 2003


08 Dec 09 - 09:15 AM (#2783687)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Appointed Santa

Keep your eye on the mailbox long about Wednesday or Thursday. Hope you're still being good...or at least good at it!


08 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM (#2783700)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Ooo, ooo, that mean's Friday in this rural town. How exciting!

I'm being good as I can be- hope that's good enough for Santa!


08 Dec 09 - 10:26 AM (#2783732)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Catherine Jayne's sneakretive santa

ho ho ho
pressie on the go ...


08 Dec 09 - 10:51 AM (#2783757)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

Work harder Santa! Give those reindeer some porridge and tell them to get on with it... No slacking. (They will need the wet weather gear, though.
Still being good
xxxx


08 Dec 09 - 01:24 PM (#2783894)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer and Astro's supreme santa

All this talk of juices and likker... makes me glad to be dropping down your chimney! Well, present is packed and heading over in your general direction, with a few stops on the way to give the poor old nags a bit of a rest. Should be with you early next week - fingers, hooves and antlers crossed!
Have a great time with the family
xxxx


08 Dec 09 - 06:06 PM (#2784129)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: sian, west wales

Hey there, My Santa!

Sorry to be out of the loop! I'm snowed under (as you are, probably literally) out here in the Wild West! One of the problems of us getting round to Secret Santaship so late - mid October to December is always a madhouse for me! So if you wanted to get me a Personal Assistant for Christmas ... that would be just fine!

Me likes jewels! Don't generally wear danglies, but that's not to say I wouldn't ... particularly if they were from you! Dried escargot are just fine too ... I spike them on toothpicks and stake them out in the garden; a warning to local snails that I'm not to be annoyed.

Right. I've made some Rather Nice Maple Syrup tarts and some Nanaimo bars. For a drink: are we talking alcoholic, or the classic Glass of Milk?

xxx

sian


08 Dec 09 - 06:24 PM (#2784150)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: SharonA

Hey there, Chief Elf! I'm so very glad to hear that your verdict went my way, and that a pressie is coming my way too! It might have arrived already for all I know; I haven't been to the Post Office lately. I can't think that I'm all that good, though, having been away from Mudcat for lo these many days. Too busy galavanting across the Pennsylvania countryside, singing Christmas songs and such.... but I won't really be in the Christmas spirit till I'm staring at my Secret Santa's gift under my tree, trying my best to resist the urge to open it before Christmas morning!

THANK YOU, CHIEF ELF!!!!!

Sharon


08 Dec 09 - 07:02 PM (#2784182)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Leadfinger's Lethargic Lf

Well, your present is ready to go in the mail. I have great plans to get to the post office one of these next few days. If it gets there by Twelfth Night, it's still the Christmas Season, right?


08 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM (#2784188)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Santa

OK, no danglies. The Missus checked previous years, and said that's what she thought. Sorry, but the escargot (fresh and dried) are all gone. I sent them to the French forces in Afghanistan. I do have some chocolate-covered ants left.

A drink? Alcohol, to be sure-but no hot buttered rum, please. Something simple; perhaps a 150-year-old cognac in a warmed snifter, along with some shortbread biscuits. Sorry, but maple sugar tarts stick in my teeth.


09 Dec 09 - 03:07 AM (#2784433)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Catherine Jayne

Thank you santa!!


09 Dec 09 - 06:28 PM (#2784956)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sian's Santa

Your pressie is in the mail - but you are off to the colonies?


10 Dec 09 - 11:27 AM (#2785414)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybell's jolly elf

Things are moving along. I may have to light a fire under the reindeer, they're inclined to hang out behind the Mudcat Tavern and watch the giant squid through the window (they're afraid to actually go in, after some of the events in the jello pit a couple of years ago).


10 Dec 09 - 01:05 PM (#2785474)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Hawker

OH YES! I HAVE got a santa!
Im not worried if my pressie is late, gives me something to look forward to! Just glad to know you are there :0)
Cheers, Lucy x


10 Dec 09 - 04:32 PM (#2785641)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,jacqui.c's wacqui.c-yanta

Well well well, ho ho ho, so you're in the Old World now, eh? Seems like folks cross the Pond almost as easily as old Santa does, these days. So, now you know that your old Secret Santa didn't leave a present for you under any trees over there. Not that it necessarily means that your old SS didn't send a little package from where you are to where you were and will be again, just to confuse everyone. Not necessarily.

Don't know what you want with old Wacqui.c-yanta's little trinkets anyway, now that you've got that incredible GRAMMY NOMINATION!!!!! Congratulations all 'round to you, Kendall and Dan. Good on ya indeed!

Ah, well, back to the workshop. Must cobble up the last of the toys to fill the teeny corners of the sleigh. Hum hum hum...

Wacqui.c-cret c-Yanta


10 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM (#2785672)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's surprised Secret Santa

One of my elfs stopped my arm as I was about to send your package to the Eagle, and suggested I add One More Thing. I agreed, so it will zoom out on Monday. For a hint, look up the vaudeville/burlesque routine "Slowly I Turned".


10 Dec 09 - 05:11 PM (#2785679)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: sian, west wales

Yep, off to the Land of the Silver Birch, Home of the Beaver, where still the Mighty Moose wanders at will. Blue Lake and rocky shore, I will return once more, boom-diddy-boom-boom, boom-diddy-boom-boom. boooooom.

House sitters have arrived and are bedding in, yea verily as I type! So they will be collecting the post and I shall be sitting down on my New Year's Eve return to however much of the Penderyn whisky you leave behind, and I shall open my gift, and think wonderful thoughts of you!

And Happy Christmas to all the Mudelves, Santas, Santees and Grinches. Particularly to the Grinches.

Will touch base next year!

sian


11 Dec 09 - 03:00 PM (#2786327)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,maire-aine's now calm secret santa

Your pressie is winging its way with the elvish airmail co. to arrive hopefully before the big day

ss


12 Dec 09 - 03:56 PM (#2787055)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell

Oh!! Thank you Santa. So. Hmmmm. Jello eh? I understand about jello. It only lurkes in the USA -- Canada maybe for all I know too though.
Jello and UK or Aus = not an option. Unless you're being very, very clever in hiding your location. And fire-lighting? Only safe if you're in snow. Be sure the reindeer's bottoms are not smoldering when they arrive here.
Complete trust in your judgement though. Have a lovely Christmas -- you and yours -- including Reindeer and all.
Cheers, Joy


12 Dec 09 - 10:54 PM (#2787225)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybells' Jolly Jello elf

Joy,

I'm afraid "jello" isn't a real telling clue; if you've visited any of the Mudcat Tavern threads over the past half-dozen years or more you'll know that a "jello pit" is a major feature. Often occupied by a giant squid and various unlucky individuals. English-speaking catters the world round know about that jello pit with lime jello.

Yessiree sir m'am, very well known, so much so that it's a non-clue.


13 Dec 09 - 11:40 AM (#2787423)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c

Dear Santa - I must admit that the Grammy nomination was a superb early present, but I'm sure that I will be equally thrilled by whatever you have in store for me.

I'm trying to be good, but I have the influence of my grandson, Lewis, who is always trying to get me in trouble, so it's VERY difficult to stay on the straight and narrow!


13 Dec 09 - 02:22 PM (#2787507)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Solicitous Santa

Poor Nancy was in such a state,
For she feared that her Santa was late,
But his reindeer and elves
Had organized themselves
To deliver her package's fate.

They couldn't deliver on Sunday,
So they plan for departure on Monday.
Her package will come
With a rum-pa-pum-pum,
Arriving exactly on One Day!


13 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM (#2787673)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Seek CET Santa

Oh Yooo Hoooo
Mr CET Sir
Reporting in that flight is on schedule and airborne
We anticipate safe delivery by 24th Dec
Please prepare for enjoyment
(This is subject to the reindeer not getting distracted by those guys in red coats and funny hats, or the lumberjacks, bears, excessive snow or only being given directions in French!!!)

SS


13 Dec 09 - 08:34 PM (#2787722)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Nancy King

The wonderful Santa of Nancy
Sent messages writen so fancy!
She tried to respond
With a message "tres grande,"
But her efforts proved just a bit chancy....

Woo hoo! Looking forward to the arrival of The Package! Thanks, Santa!

Nancy


14 Dec 09 - 06:27 PM (#2788391)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST, RangerSteve's Stealth Santa

I know, I know...I've been so secretive you are probably wondering if you HAVE a Santa!

Well, you do. And the New Knighted Snakes Postal Disservice (slanderously referred to as "Snail Mail") will be pressed into service tomorrow at the latest. Their up-to-the-minute fleet footed fleet of elvish minions will have this package to you post haste!

You are quite welcome to open it when it arrives...or save it to savor on The Day itself.

Please let me know when it arrives.

Happy Christmas!


14 Dec 09 - 07:55 PM (#2788445)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's Secret Santa aka S to the

I got the packet to the eagle eyre today, and the bloke in charge of the great birds says it hsould be there in five to ten days, depending on thermals, wing fatigue, and stopping for snacks.


14 Dec 09 - 08:23 PM (#2788457)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney

YAH!!

sandra (patiently waiting)


15 Dec 09 - 05:10 AM (#2788637)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute

I am waiting I am waiting I am being very very good (while waiting) but not sure if I can keep this up much longer. Tis the Kilkenny Irish session Christmas Party tonight .... Oh dear!

Hope santa will forgive me in advance!

Sarah


15 Dec 09 - 09:00 AM (#2788765)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah's Slightly-Draggin' Sleigh-er

Sweet Sarah Of The Woodwinds,

The package, after a slight repackaging, is far enough on its way to Surrey in a hurry that it would be folly
(la-la-la, la-lah-la-lah!)
to turn back at this point and besides, I'm looking forward to secretly dropping it off....

"There were few at the scene
But they all did agree
That the sleigh-er who ran
Looked a lot like me......"


....so this fellow Kenny can die mysteriously at your party and you won't be implicated. The police will deposit it to their IRA account and go off chasing red herons, scarlet ibises and the like in their clueless manner. Yule still get your much-merited present and it should be worth your wait, maybe even in gold. A few of the elves went overboard this year.....

(No Sarah, the sleigh DOESN'T have a plank and they were forgiven because they still brought it all in under budget. Aaaaaarrrrrgh! "Yard Sales In The Sunset......")


.....So go ahead and let yourself go at your holiday bash and my scout elf can tell me just what it IS that you do at these sessions that might cause you guilt. If the elf gets it on film (or captures Kenny's demise, for that matter) it will be put on next year's account for next year's behavior scan for next year's Santa List.

But I assure you that this year's Pole-winning Santa will be a hard act to follow. (In fact, it might be a hard act to merely follow these long messages). Yule hopefully find your Claus pretty sharp this year.

So get to work drawing your cartoon portrait of Santa before you find out who she or he actually is, and if you find a good picture later on Facebook or a Cat thread, you can draw a caracature of the real thing, as well.

Or have you ventured a guess or two already?

Be good, Be-lieve!

Rest ye merry, Gentle Lady,
Your Santa

And play a good tune for me tonight of your choice.


15 Dec 09 - 02:54 PM (#2789006)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sarah the flute

Santa I am clueless as to your identity. I'm guessing you've taken a holiday from the North Pole to Ingerland. Once you reveal yourself (no perhaps I shouldn't have said that) I'll get pencil to paper for your portrait.

Off to kill a few Kenny's now
The party is really the same as the other sessions every Tuesday but with one exception....the invasion of pork! This consists of sandwiches (inch of bread, inch of ham, inch of bread in thickness) and garnish (pork pies cut into quarters) and if we are really lucky sausage in a basket (a basket with about a hundred chipolata sausages in it oozing with grease!)

I'll play you a tune or two

Sarah


15 Dec 09 - 08:40 PM (#2789297)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: CET

Excellent. This will be reflected on your next fitness report.

Edmund


15 Dec 09 - 10:27 PM (#2789368)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sarah's Shipment-Shape Santa

Sarah,

Don't get a ticket for double porking. Ahhhh, The glory that is Grease!

Chopped up pigmeat for Christmas? Will there be Auld Lang Swine for New Years and Hogamany? I'm told that in America, they don't grind up their hogs until Groundhog Day itself.

So go enjoy your pork, but know that when we meat again with everything at steak, all shall be re-vealed.

I'm glad to see you have no fear of Christmas. After having a few shots tonight, you will be totally immune to Santa-Claustrophobia, Noel Cowardice and North Polio. Nothing will perish beyond your Ken, but as we've already established, poor Kenny's on his own.

So, your unarrived parcel, being still in the delivery system can be considered as "pre" even while it's still classified as "post", but I assure you that your present will be passed to you in the near future. So are you OK with the present "time-space continue-'em"? Our favorite flutist deserves to be gifted as well as talented.

You can tell me tomorrow what tunes were played with me in mind.


Rest Ye Even Merrier,
Santa


16 Dec 09 - 09:54 AM (#2789626)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's gobsmacked SS

Patient, virtuous AND discreet?!? I'll get the paperwork started on your sainthood.

(ed note: one of the examples of St Nicholas' sanithood was smacking somebody during the Council of Nicea. This was held as proof of his sainthood because the Emperor Constantine did not have him executed for committing a violent act in the emperor's presence. The petty detail that Constantine agreed with Nicholas had nothing to do with it. Really.)


16 Dec 09 - 04:16 PM (#2789856)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Distracted Santa

Oh Alison, your Santa must apologize. He got soused with eggnog and didn't have his act together - the reindeer will take off tomorrow, but I fear from the North Pole to Australia will take them more than a week. Rest assured, gifties are on the way!

Old Christmas is January 6. Does that count?


17 Dec 09 - 12:48 AM (#2790112)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Joybell's apologetic elf

Joy,

If I had the gift of confab like some of our Mudcatters, I'd turn this into a song. But here's the long and short of it:

Those reindeer, the ones that hang around behind the Mudcat Tavern, they're the third string group hired by a contractor who works for me out of necessity (too many places to visit on my own any more). That group is a little hung over right now and they refused to head to your side of the planet. Something about the essence of permafrost in their veins will boil at your current temperatures.

So we've devised a little plan. This group of reindeer may be lushes, but they're fairly creative when they're hungover sober. They hauled out an old Trebuchet leftover from a television series filmed in Washington and set in Alaska. Said it managed to lob an upright grand piano across a field so it should manage this (relatively) tiny little package for you. They got out their pocket calculators and their slide rules (some are old school) and calculated that based upon the shape, weight, and wrapping of the package, plus the angle, the resistance and the thin air, they can lob this thing up over the equator and hit your property pretty easily. I've asked them to miss the house and don't bounce it off the car or they'll break all of the glass.

Yours truly,

Santa


17 Dec 09 - 12:50 AM (#2790114)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz'z pleazed and dazed Zanta

Dan, big package iz en route. Wrapped prezzie(z) inzide. Safe to open carton.

Enjoy! Ho ho ho!

Zanta

P.Z. Dratted zticky keyz!


17 Dec 09 - 08:16 AM (#2790261)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72

Here we are just a week away and no word from Santa for me. :-(
Are you out there, Santa?


17 Dec 09 - 04:35 PM (#2790697)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Vectis's Very Virtuous Santa

Greetings to you now enjoying summer near the bottom of the world.

Most of your pressie will soon be in the hands of one of Santa's favourite helpers, who has promised to deliver the package directly to you, thus cutting out the postman.

There was a little problem in completing part of your gift and that will follow on as soon as possible after the yuletide break. With luck it may be with you upon your return to the UK.

In the meantime, enjoy your Christmas with your family down there in the nether regions.


17 Dec 09 - 05:43 PM (#2790759)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Batty's Batty,No Longer Baffled Santa (AKA B

Dear Batty,
The nisser, tomter, elves, brownies and other assorted wee folk have been hauling all kinds of assorted bits 'n pieces back from wherever. I don't inquire too closely as to where or how they acquire some of these things, though. Deniability can be a good thing... Anyway, mthe package is being assembled and will be winging its way to you soon. There may even be a personal delivery involved, elves can be so handy sometimes...


17 Dec 09 - 07:04 PM (#2790816)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Wolfhounds Secret Santa

Well the parcel of goodies destined for you had been loaded onto the sleigh and sent off in a northerly direction. Hopefully the snow wont impedethe journey too much and your Gifts will arrive before Christmas Day.
Have a Jolly time
Santa x


18 Dec 09 - 11:21 AM (#2791252)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Secret Santa of a Cornish Cat

The reindeer are galloping, galloping, the elves are scurrying, scurrying, and other seasonal thingies are doing other things ending with -ing. With luck your parcel will be with you in time for Christmas. You may open the outer covering and investigate, but on no account open the rest before December 25th! It might turn into something nasty!


19 Dec 09 - 04:52 PM (#2792266)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Hopeful Santa

Alison, your package is on its way, but the reindeer cannot promise to be there in time. These new animal protection are such a hassle - apparently 24 hours of hoofing it in a row is just too much for the NPSPCA.

Your present should arrive just before Christmas if we're lucky and soon after if we're not.

HO HO HO!

Santa


20 Dec 09 - 01:43 AM (#2792584)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Sandra in Sydney

add to that the current postal strike ...

sandra (who just might be delivering the last few local cards!)


20 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM (#2792703)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks

Santa?


20 Dec 09 - 10:33 AM (#2792752)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

"Personal delivery"...uh oh. That sounds dangerous. (Well...there was "personal delivery" involved last year, too -- definitely not dangerous.)

A-waiting...


Linn


20 Dec 09 - 06:56 PM (#2793183)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BB(NL)BS's personal delivery elf

Inquiring minds want to know if:
1. You will be at home on Tuesday the next?
2. Your driveway is navigable?
3. Will there be a warm beverage available?


20 Dec 09 - 07:05 PM (#2793190)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Cats

Dear Secret Santa,
I promise not to open it until 25th. Can't wait. I have been a very good girl......


20 Dec 09 - 11:13 PM (#2793311)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: alison

thanks Santa

I am happy to wait

alison


20 Dec 09 - 11:28 PM (#2793315)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak

BARB'RY - got a message from your barmy benefactor to say "sorry, life has gotten in the way and your gift will be an 'Old Christmas' present"... do not fear, you have not been forgotten, just misplaced.

I'm off to sing Christmas carols at the Ritz Hotel later... just thought I'd mention that! :D

SECSY
LTS


21 Dec 09 - 05:26 AM (#2793420)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Barb'ry

Thanks Liz.


21 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM (#2793510)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,artbrooks Evil Santa

There has been a major problem with recalcitrant Elves but things are progressing , though sadly delayed


21 Dec 09 - 09:45 AM (#2793513)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: artbrooks

Dear Santa, glad to hear that you are still out there. We are going out of town tomorrow (who the hell goes to Pittsburgh in December, voluntarily!), so there will be no harm done if it doesn't arrive before THE DAY. Just remember, the elves ain't got no union, so make the little buggers work some free overtime.


21 Dec 09 - 10:30 AM (#2793540)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister

Dear Santa
I have been good, honestly - but you've been so quiet and as yet there's no sign of anything arriving. Has something gone wrong? Are you OK? Should I be worried or is it all in hand?


21 Dec 09 - 10:37 AM (#2793545)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Secret Santa to Wyrd Sister

Oh Dear Me, Oh Dear Me! Santa's helpers have been unwell and not been able to get to the the sky trolley out..   Have no fear I think they'll be well enough by tomorrow to head for the skies. The parcel shall be marked EXTRA first class and we'll keep our fingers crossed.

Have a lovely Christmas and all celebrations you may have.

SSTWS with sincere apologies


21 Dec 09 - 07:32 PM (#2793939)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

If "BB(NL)BS's personal delivery elf" pertains to Bat Goddess (and someone seems to think it does) --

No, alas, both Tom and I will be working on Tuesday. (He works 8-4; I work noon-8.) The driveway is currently navigable in MY car (Subaru) but not in Tom's (Saturn) and, since no one will be home there will be no treats of any temperature (unless you knock off an icicle) available.

Linn


21 Dec 09 - 07:43 PM (#2793948)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BaTTY'S DELIVERY ELF (dAMN CAPLOCK!)

If Tuesday doesn't work, how about Wednesday?


22 Dec 09 - 01:14 AM (#2794072)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Eyelander's Secret Santa

Ah, sweet Eyelander, it's good to know
That your pressie arrived, through the ice and the snow
The gift's small in size, I hope you won't mind
But the present therein, I hope proves a gem of a find

Your Secret Santa


22 Dec 09 - 04:08 AM (#2794098)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Joybell

Great!! No worries, Santa. So many trees here it's bound to land in branches. I'll have a tame Eagle bring it on down for me. Or maybe a Mudlark, Magpie, Tiger Snake, whatever.
Horray. Thank you.
Cheers, Joy


22 Dec 09 - 09:41 AM (#2794264)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

Wednesday, Dec. 30th will work -- how about a hint as to time? (So I can find a chair under all the piles o' stuff...)

Warm beverage will be available.

Linn


22 Dec 09 - 12:54 PM (#2794383)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,BaTTY'S DELIVERY ELF (dAMN CAPsLOCK!)

I was thinking more along the lines of Wed the 23rd, but if that doesn't work, maybe it will be waiting for you at SINSULL's instead. Be afraid, be VERY afraid!


22 Dec 09 - 03:40 PM (#2794498)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Greg Stephen's Geriatric, Grotty Santa

Hi Greg

Fret not that your gift hasn't turned up yet. Due to life, the universe and everything I have got confused. Who altered the dates of the year???

You SHOULD get your pressie by the Old Christmas if the elves have not gone on strike by then or the mental amnesia completely set in.

Have a great New Christmas. It's good to make it last.

Love and hugs
xxx


22 Dec 09 - 08:53 PM (#2794716)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 23rd is definitely out -- Tom's off for more tests, I've got errands all over the place. Not sure when I'll be home or out. Probably more out than home. And then I have to actually get some pre-Christmas stuff done, too, which I have NOT had a chance to do.

Sorry, Santa! I have so little time these days that's not taken up with work, Tom's medical stuff or trying to get done the day-to-day stuff that needs to get done around the house (not that my house looks like ANYTHING has been done to it for months!).

Hmmm...Chez Sinsull can be dangerous all by itself! (But do I have to be as afraid as she should be at the threat of the glorious find that lies in HER future?!?)

chortle.

Linn


23 Dec 09 - 11:13 AM (#2795014)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Anne Lister

Still nothing from you, Santa. Not a message, not a card, nothing. I hope you're all right.
We have some snow here but the postman has been managing to get here each day ....


23 Dec 09 - 11:34 AM (#2795031)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Becca72

Anne,
pull up a chair and have some hot cocoa. I'm in the same Santaless boat...


23 Dec 09 - 12:32 PM (#2795076)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Eye Lander

Dear Secret Santa

I haven't looked at all, Andy has peeped inside the envelope to see if I could unwrap any further but I was advised not to. Am now very excited about Christmas Day, (how quick can I eat my lunch, wash up and get a cuppa)

Oh God I love the excitement!!!!!    I may even wait til Boxing Day to make it last longer, mmm   Maybe that's a bit silly.

Tra SS
Have yourself a lovely.
xx


23 Dec 09 - 06:55 PM (#2795262)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: CET

Well, it's here exactly as promised - a very interesting looking parcel from the U.K. with NO return address. Can't think how that got through Canada Customs. I can hardly wait.

I can definitely see a promotion to Santa Claus first class in your future.

Edmund


24 Dec 09 - 11:31 AM (#2795661)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage

I hear the package I sent missed hitting the house. Good.


24 Dec 09 - 01:19 PM (#2795752)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's ssecretssantass

Anne Lister, Anne Lister, patience, but no fear, is called for at this time... Santa and the elves have magically assembled your pressies, but being caught in a vortex of moving the workshop to new digs, instead of flying by sleigh, the Gifts will instead be coming by slow camel, as is traditional in these parts, and should be there by Easter Epiphany, if they don't get too lost in the desert or confused by the snow on the way. But, come they will, to extend your Christmas season!

In the meantime, we wish you the very best of Christmas and for the New Year!

~ yr ever faithful SS crew


24 Dec 09 - 01:33 PM (#2795765)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Alison's Blatant Santa

Alison, there will be no mystery whatsoever when your pressies finally arrive, I fear. Santa is being ecological this year (Yeah, that's it - ecological) and saving the world from wrapping paper. Oh all right - I confess. Santa was a wee bit rushed. Not nearly rushed enough, or Christmas wouldn't be late.

For Customs reasons, Santa also had to include his or her real name on the outside of the package. Apparently they wouldn't even let the reindeer in the country without a responsible adult.

Fortunately, Santa had them fooled on both counts!

Santa


12 Jan 10 - 07:47 PM (#2810494)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Hawkers Hopelessly Hinvisible Santa

The reindeer are packed and the sleigh is on its way, could be with you late this week or next.
Sorry it is late, I had to wait until I went into town for some of the items.

Enjoy


13 Jan 10 - 06:50 AM (#2810769)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Firecat-claws

O.Kaaayyyyyyy ... it was posted well before Christmas and on 'home turf' soooooo ... has it arrived, Firecat?


14 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM (#2811640)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Liz the Squeak

Barb'ry - more apologies... the GPS (Great Polar Signpost) got trashed and all sorts of things have happened... you will get something, but I'd really recommend not holding your breath until it gets there!

SECSY
LTS


02 Feb 10 - 08:02 AM (#2828046)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Hawkers Hopelessly Hinvisible Santa

Hi Hawker

Has your pressie arrived yet? If it hasn't it should have by now.

Santa


02 Feb 10 - 10:35 AM (#2828153)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

Haven't heard from my Secret Santa since he/she mentioned a delivery date of the day pre-Christmas when I was not going to be home.

Santa? Still out there, Santa?

Linn


02 Feb 10 - 02:41 PM (#2828347)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: jacqui.c

Still nothing here either.


02 Feb 10 - 03:27 PM (#2828404)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009/Fireclaws
From: Tig

Firecat was so overcome with her pressie we haven't been able to get any sense out of her since :-)

She was also very distressed that she couldn't work out who the wonderful person who KNEW she lived for Dr Who has actually BEEN to the exhibition to choose her present - AND sent her the bag it came in!!!

I suggested she should post to you just as her SS and thought she had done but knowing her ......

Please accept my thanks and appreciation you gave to my hopeless case of a daughter. Identify yourself and I'll make sure she says Thank You herself.

Love and hugs
xxxx


03 Feb 10 - 02:48 PM (#2829075)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: GUEST,Firecat-claws

Glad to hear it arrived and was acceptable.

The Designated Elf even took a picture of the figurines with Torchwood tower in the background but a) she took them on her mobile phone and can't figure out how to get them 'elsewhere' and b) you can't actually see the tower, just a blazing white light which would be particularly cool if it was UFO related but actually the sun was coming in at a low angle ... !

And you KNOW we don't identify ourselves!

bugs & bunnies,
Firecat-claws


03 Feb 10 - 04:55 PM (#2829191)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

Mary, are YOU my SS?!?

Linn


04 Feb 10 - 10:54 AM (#2829882)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

Actually, I've been suspecting Ranger1.

Linn


05 Feb 10 - 09:04 AM (#2830582)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Bat Goddess

Is ANYBODY (besides Liz) paying any attention to this thread?

Just curious...

Linn


05 Feb 10 - 10:04 AM (#2830618)
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa messages 2009
From: Stilly River Sage

I was watching it after having a back-channel conversation with Micca about one of his previous santees. :)