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BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints

05 Oct 04 - 10:10 AM (#1289179)
Subject: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Someone's Super Secret Santa

Santa's Executive Compiler of Secrets this Year has spoken, and I have a Santee! Yippee! In the weeks to come I'll post tantalizing tidbits of clue minutia for my Santee. . . who shall remain nameless for the time being. . .

Yes! It is begun!


05 Oct 04 - 10:16 AM (#1289186)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Smiler

I've decided I want one of those things from the helpful hints thread, its an empty aluminum cigar tube filled with angry wasps which apparently makes a wonderful inexpensive vibrator.


05 Oct 04 - 11:03 AM (#1289228)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mingulay

Does the cap screw on with a left or right handed thread. I only ask because it could make a difference whether it's being used north or south of the equator. A bit like the water down a plughole. Also, does one dare to make air holes so the creatures can breathe? What is the average diameter of a wasp sting?

These questions, and their associated answers could prove vital.


05 Oct 04 - 11:12 AM (#1289235)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,EmmaBs SS

Fill out the hints thread or you get NOTHING!

:-)


05 Oct 04 - 11:14 AM (#1289236)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Smiler

Ming, some very good points indeed and agree they need answering, I'll still order one but not use it until we have the test results.


05 Oct 04 - 11:26 AM (#1289253)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mingulay

Smiler - just ordering the tube for now, or are the wasps included?

Just a small point but who is doing the testing, and will the results be published and, if so, where?


05 Oct 04 - 11:28 AM (#1289255)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: greg stephens

While actually in use the airholes may well be of little use. Perhaps they should be taped over during periods of activity, to avoid sting related problems.


05 Oct 04 - 11:47 AM (#1289277)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Smiler

Ming, they both come together, I understand they have asked for volunteers for testing.

Greg, tape alergies could be a problem


05 Oct 04 - 11:48 AM (#1289283)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Make sure you don't use double sided tape....

I'm impressed with the speed this has appeared..... and the even greater speed with which it plummeted to the common level!!

SECSY
LTS


05 Oct 04 - 11:57 AM (#1289292)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mingulay

I can see this device attracting all sorts of unwanted attention from the Health & Safety bods as well as the insect cruelty lobby. Taping over the holes 'during periods of activity' might not work if the activity is spread over (for instance) an evening. Constantly removing and replacing the tape would hinder spontenaity and may not be enough to ensure the welfare of the contents.

Would it need a CE mark?

Would it need to be sterilised after use, if so, what about the wasps. Or is boiled wasp a delicacy? We seem to have opened up a whole can of worms here.

Now there's an idea.


05 Oct 04 - 12:04 PM (#1289301)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Smiler

Ming, apparently worms were used in a prototype unsuccesfully.


05 Oct 04 - 12:11 PM (#1289312)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Secret Santa to Poseidon

or possibly Neptune? Aquaman? Triton? The Submariner? Aegir?

boy at my age it's hard to keep track of the youngsters...Ao-kuang? or was it Chac-oayeb-xoc? Dylan? Manannan-MacLir? Nadan? Nereus?

it was one of them watery god-types - maybe Ngurunderi? I'm pretty sure it wasn't Nicor or Nootaikok. whatever.

So young fella, you like acoustic music - does that include acapulco?


05 Oct 04 - 12:31 PM (#1289336)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

The holes would be in the lid of course, as it is always open to the 'air.
Giok


05 Oct 04 - 12:34 PM (#1289341)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sandra of Sydney's Secret Santa

Or just call me 4S ;) Just please do not drink me all up or there will be nothing left of me to go down your chimney this summer!

I noticed you mentioned things like jewelry and Andre Norton books, so which of those should I NOT get for you? And what mudcat cd's have you been wanting?

Come on my dear and sit on my lap, just do not be afraid to talk about anything that comes up. Just do so quietly or Mrs. Claus may yank my beard out by the roots ;)


05 Oct 04 - 01:34 PM (#1289395)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Do I have a Secret Santa? For that matter, do I have a Secret Santee?


05 Oct 04 - 01:38 PM (#1289398)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs.Duck

Noone has told me about a santee either. Are they rolling out slowly or have we missed something?


05 Oct 04 - 01:39 PM (#1289399)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs.Duck

Sorry, Liz just read other thread - can't have you starving to death can we.x


05 Oct 04 - 01:48 PM (#1289412)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

I think the wasps and tube discussion should go somewhere else--start your own thread or revamp the old one. They're not germane to the Santa hints, and we want serious Santa Banter here, please!

SRS


05 Oct 04 - 02:37 PM (#1289449)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Whos's germane does she want a wasp and tube?


05 Oct 04 - 06:02 PM (#1289593)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Get a rabbit.

Or a life.

Some of the Santees have to wait until tomorrow.... used up my quota of computer time today, need to rest my mousing finger.

SECSY
LTS


05 Oct 04 - 06:38 PM (#1289619)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Amergin's SS

HAAAA! HAAAA! I'll be back! Watch this space!


05 Oct 04 - 07:59 PM (#1289687)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Open Mike's Secret Santa

MMMMMMMMMMMMuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaahhhhhhaaaaaa.

You are mine, ALL MINE!!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaahhhhhhaaaaaa.


05 Oct 04 - 10:41 PM (#1289804)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's Secret Santa

You can run, but you can't hide. I know where you aaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!


05 Oct 04 - 10:53 PM (#1289817)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Fiddle-dee-dee, catsphiddle's Santa!

I know where you live! Okay, so I'm usually only there for a nanosecond each year, but I remember the place! I'll linger over the choice and slow the delivery somewhat this year.


06 Oct 04 - 01:12 AM (#1289913)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sorcha

Well, I was Un Offically told who my Santee was...I can't seem to find that person. The person seems to have started just one thread 3 years ago...and then disappeared. The Santee doesn't even show up in the Santa Sign Up thread. Guess I should PM Liz....Iz confoozeled.


06 Oct 04 - 01:21 AM (#1289918)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

Maybe you got a lurker, Sorcha?


06 Oct 04 - 01:31 AM (#1289922)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sorcha

Ya, but the person HAD to have signed up on the sign up thread, no?


06 Oct 04 - 01:34 AM (#1289923)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: katlaughing

I haven't anyone yet. Did I miss a posting about them being doled out over a few days?


06 Oct 04 - 02:23 AM (#1289931)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Amergin

Not necessarily, sorch. Yours could have sent her a PM.

And Kat yeah she is doling them out bit by bit...depending on how well her energy lasts... ;)


06 Oct 04 - 03:58 AM (#1289960)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's Secret Santa!!!

'ello there Mr Blackcatter......Before I can sort out your prezzie you need to fill in an upto date Hints form!!.....I is not a mind reader...Im working on though!


06 Oct 04 - 08:07 AM (#1290088)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Spaw's Secret Santa

Well, Mr Spaw, you don't seem to have contributed to the Secret Santa Hints thread. Unless I hear to the contrary, I shall assume a tinned fart will be suitable.


06 Oct 04 - 08:15 AM (#1290098)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MMario

jayzus! Doesn't 'Spaw have ENOGH farts already? Try "Lrry the Singing Lobster" - I'm sure that will be a hit!


06 Oct 04 - 08:27 AM (#1290107)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Firecat's Confused Clause

What's a Firecat? Who's a Firecat? A little help here, eh?


06 Oct 04 - 09:01 AM (#1290138)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

I got me a santee and you can't guess who it issssssssssssss!

But boy! Is he, she, or it going to get a surprise!


06 Oct 04 - 09:54 AM (#1290193)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bee Dubya Ell's SS

A gift for you I have to get
But you ain't given me no hints yet
So help me out of this awful fix
Or else for a present you might get ... NIX


06 Oct 04 - 10:30 AM (#1290243)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess's SS

It is the cause, it is the cause, my santa,--
Let me not give you orange, you Bat Goddess!--
It is the cause. Yet I'll not shed her squids;
Tho she may start to eat the pie from without
And move towards the centre
Nor yet religious, shall she lie like a mermaid
Surrounded by water, bubbling from her gills
Yet be a Bat Goddess, of the night and of the tree
free.
Free to eat eggs with mayonnaise flavored with Pommery mustard,
To wear purple and to sing!
Let her voice ring!


A certain Catter, or be that Uncertain...


06 Oct 04 - 10:58 AM (#1290269)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa

This is toooooooo easy. Mike is so close to me, the North Pole that is. But beware, I'll be watching you, with a little help from the elves of course. Might even show up in Alaska to check things out personally.


06 Oct 04 - 11:05 AM (#1290272)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Santa [very secret!]


06 Oct 04 - 11:06 AM (#1290273)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jenny G's Secret Santa......

OK, Jen, luv, I've never even heard of you....you had best be giving some hints over in the Hints thread or you'll get coal and corncobs.


06 Oct 04 - 11:13 AM (#1290284)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Santa [very secret!] AGAIN!

Darn! done gone pushed the wrong danged key there, silly santa.
I done looked you up in the members section girl, and you aint there. Got to have some idee what'n heck sort of person yo' is.
If'n you want my elves to start work on your present, I'm gonna need some help.

Ho ho ho, an' all that.


06 Oct 04 - 11:20 AM (#1290289)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie GIOK's Secret Santa-type Pers

A note landed in my North Pole-mail today (routed from Squeakyville) bearing your name. Are you naughty? Are you nice? Santa can do a little homework, but if you'd cruise by the hints thread, it wouldn't be such a bad thing.
Ho Ho Ho


06 Oct 04 - 11:28 AM (#1290296)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sandra in Sydney

Hello, Santa

dunno about sitting on your lap. Wouldn't want Mrs Santa getting wrong ideas.

Lotsa' pressies ia a Good Idea.

One CD I could not get when I was buying in bulk from Dick & Sandy was MMario's.

And as for jewellery (how we spell it this side of the pond) - well, I like earrings (for pierced ears) & pendants.

Fortunately I'm only completing 5 series of Andre Norton's books & not collecting the lot!
Crossroads of Time (1956), Quest Crosstime/Crosstime Agent (1965), Forerunner (1981), Forerunner - the second venture (1985), Uncharted Stars (1969), Firehand (1994 - Norton & Griffin), Voodoo Planet (1959, orig. publ. under the name of Andrew North), Postmarked the Stars (1969), Derelict for Trade (1997 - Norton & Smith)

Dear Santa

I hope you can look favourably on this list, especially as it only a modest little list

sandra


06 Oct 04 - 11:41 AM (#1290308)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,John GIOK's Santa Person

I thank you, my elves thank you, my reindeer thank you....
Ho Ho Ho


06 Oct 04 - 11:53 AM (#1290321)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Robin2's Secret Santa

At last I've got my SECSY note
(And Liz has got our thank-you vote)
So Secret Santa I will do
And send a gift to Robin2

SS


06 Oct 04 - 12:20 PM (#1290341)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Rapaire's Secret Santa

Aha!! Well now I suppose I shall habve to file your prezzies alphabetically and according to the dewy decimal system. Mmmm this needs thought!


06 Oct 04 - 01:04 PM (#1290381)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,4S or Sandra Sydney's Secret Santa

Thank you so much for the tips, my dear! I will have my top Investigative Elves look into this for me! they are top notch almost as good as North Pole Yard!


06 Oct 04 - 01:08 PM (#1290385)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Ol' Leadfingers Secret Santa

Hi-ho, Silver!!


06 Oct 04 - 02:51 PM (#1290472)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

Shucks, Santa, you don't have to file alphabetically. How many ways can you arrange fifty dollar bills? Just file 'em numerically, by the number on each corner.

The Dewey number for US money is 33.40973.

Thank you.


06 Oct 04 - 02:52 PM (#1290473)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

Oops. The DDC number is really 332.40973


06 Oct 04 - 02:55 PM (#1290476)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jenny G's SS

Nevah mind, darlin', I found your little hints......hee hee hee....the jig is up now!


06 Oct 04 - 05:58 PM (#1290639)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

Oh, my! My SS has done his/her homework. (What! You had nothing else constructive to do today?!?)

Not very hintful for me, but I DO know YOU'VE been paying attention! Wow!

Now I suppose I'll have to think of something clever to post for my Santee . . .

Linn


06 Oct 04 - 06:09 PM (#1290651)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,tinker's SS

Hmmm, 1136 posts eh.... that'll take some time to read! Make it easy, got any different hints this year???


06 Oct 04 - 08:47 PM (#1290783)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennieG

Oooh Santa...I can dance a mean jig too...is that the jig to which you are referring?   
Cheers
JennieG who would like to publicly thank Liz for all her hard work in setting this up, and especially her Mouse Finger.


07 Oct 04 - 12:49 AM (#1290936)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Oh this is SOOOOO much fun!!!

And I know where all of you live! Expect a visitor should I ever go travelling the world (to escape the clutches of the law, who did me for driving in a bus lane!)

LTS


07 Oct 04 - 01:17 AM (#1290946)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Clinton Hammonds' Happy Santa


07 Oct 04 - 01:21 AM (#1290947)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Clinton Hammonds' inept but still Happy Sant

OOOOOOOOOOOh Clinny Baby, your list is sooooooooooooo long.... would you maybe settle for one of my Gnome movies? I'm sure we could 'arrange' something, you being nearby an' all......

o<\: )>


07 Oct 04 - 01:52 AM (#1290956)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Hey, neat little Santa emot.. .wish I'd worked that one out!

LTS


07 Oct 04 - 03:36 AM (#1290999)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,so-happy-to-be-Amergin's SS

Dark greens and blues are the colors you choose!
And Oz interests? Well! Well! My helpers are everywhere! What a good fellow you are with your interesting hints.
                                                   SS of A


07 Oct 04 - 10:09 AM (#1291255)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Snuffy's Secret Santa

Snuffy.... yoohoo, Snuffy! Do you like old classic diners, perchance? I'm speaking of places to dine at, of course, not elderly people eating. ;-) Coffee? Tea? Cocoa? You must tell me. Santa has lost some psychic ability in his/her old age.

SSS


07 Oct 04 - 10:50 AM (#1291289)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sandra in Sydney

I am very lucky to have such a kind Santa, such a lovely generous Santa

now I suppose it's time to say hello to my santee

HELLOOO, Santee


07 Oct 04 - 10:51 AM (#1291291)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Secret Santa seeking Santee

or would that be SeaKing?


07 Oct 04 - 03:29 PM (#1291525)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Katlaughing's Santa

But someone has you,Kat:>)


07 Oct 04 - 04:06 PM (#1291548)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Clinton Hammond

"Clinny Baby, your list is sooooooooooooo long..."

You ain't seen the HALF of it yet!

Close to me eh???

Hummm....


07 Oct 04 - 04:23 PM (#1291565)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Boo Hoo

I haven't seen my moniker turn up here yet!


07 Oct 04 - 05:36 PM (#1291617)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Santa? Santa? Are you here yet? Not impatient or anything! Just wondering. Joy of the bells.


07 Oct 04 - 10:59 PM (#1291913)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: katlaughing

Thanks, Santa!!

I've got a Santee now, too!!


07 Oct 04 - 11:33 PM (#1291941)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Guest Boo Hoo - did you send Santa your details? Cos this little helper ain't psychic - psycho maybe!!

SECSY
LTS


08 Oct 04 - 01:55 AM (#1292019)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa

OK, no morphine for you....


08 Oct 04 - 02:16 AM (#1292030)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennyO

Glad to hear it Santa.

Jenny (very happy that I have an SS)


08 Oct 04 - 08:06 AM (#1292205)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess's Secreto Santini

Öde to Bat Goddess

The Santa thread is winding on,
Expounding many beats
For mudcatters in all their forms
And hints of cunning treats
And this was odd, because it was
A place for cyber feats.

I see you through the magic door,
And watch from far away
Your shanty voice will hold the floor
My singing too will sway
And while I sing in tandem,
Yet a different time and day..

And i could bet a million quid
That in an ocean huge
Could live a million slimy squid
A multi suckered food
And this is strange because i swim
In quite a different mood.

These old gums streaked with rusty hue
Look fondly on mammalion
Creatures spawning in the blue
In forest baccanalian
To some they are a comfy pet
Yet many find them alien.

I wave my magic fingers at
This cumbersome keyboard
And so to speak another day,
Now off to slumbers snored..
And this was very off because
Old santa's claws were pawed..


Secreto Santini


08 Oct 04 - 10:55 AM (#1292313)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Yo, nurse - another shot for Bat Goddess' Secret Santa please!!!

This is all so much more fun than just waiting for a present to arrive, although that is lovely too.....

Bruaahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

SECSY
LTS


08 Oct 04 - 11:43 AM (#1292369)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mudlark's in the Mornin' Mysteriouso Santo

Playing in the river's mud
Used to throw the pots.
I know she has some corgis
But, don't know what she's *gots* wants!

Is it writing paper, pens?
Dictionary of rhymes?
Rattlesnake repellent?
Just what will ring your chimes?

Ya better post some hints, dear
That I may read right here
Else Santa won't be coming
To bring you some Yuletide cheer!

MithMMS

correction made by request
joe clone


08 Oct 04 - 07:58 PM (#1292728)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,FOOLSTROUPE' SS

HMMMMM Do I give him a taste of his own medicine? - that website is infuriating - or try to fill his every wish? What do you think, Fool?


08 Oct 04 - 08:11 PM (#1292745)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Foolstroupe! Pay attention! Where is your list of preferences? Hurry or a large crate of Perry Como LPs will be winging their way across the seas.


08 Oct 04 - 08:15 PM (#1292750)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,FOOLSTROUPE's SS

That was me above.
"Take one fresh and tender kiss
Fold it lightly with some bliss
One man, one wife
One love through life
Memories are made of this..."

"Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
One starless night
And just in case you feel you want to hold her
You'll have a pocketful of starlight (Pocketful of starlight)
Catch a falling star..."

I really do want to get rid of this rubbish.


09 Oct 04 - 02:55 AM (#1292920)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennieG

Hello Santa! I've been a good girl lately.

Cheers
JennieG


09 Oct 04 - 03:02 AM (#1292923)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Secret Santa's Elves

Christmas time is drawing near
You are there and we are here
Desperately filling stockings
On your door you'll hear us knocking!

Signed
Boris The Chief Elf


09 Oct 04 - 07:39 AM (#1293046)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Boris, stop writing on the toilet walls and get back to making those wobbly rabbits!

SECSY
LTS


09 Oct 04 - 09:18 AM (#1293087)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's secret santa

Well hello there Jaze

For starters I'm dead impressed cos you have hinted you would like one of my favourite books (5 people....) I think I have read it at least 5 times.

I will have to have a little rummage in my sack and see what other goodies I can find. We have a surplus of Christmassy Books around here. In fact the Santaland library has nothing but...oh and the odd volume on snow and snowy things...ah the "encyclopedia of snow" there's an idea.

Hope you are being a good boy .... its a long time still to Christmas - just as well since the new reindeer are really playing up this year...just go and get my copy of the Horse Whisperer..does it relate to reindeer I wonder? Ah the dilemmas of Santahood..such reponsibility..you've no idea..


09 Oct 04 - 12:27 PM (#1293183)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,GUEST Burkes SS

Help! Mrs Claus is making me do the packing early this year as it was so busy last year.

I can't find any wants list yet. Did you fill in a form last year? Has anything changed? What are you interested in?

Be warned - no reply and you take total pot luck!!!!!!


10 Oct 04 - 06:37 AM (#1293712)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Moonglows secret Santa

Just so that you do not feel neglected, I am alert and paying attention, more later


10 Oct 04 - 09:35 AM (#1293757)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

Can anyone please tell me if you can buy Green and Black's chocolate in the US? Ta

Love Lynne


10 Oct 04 - 11:14 AM (#1293795)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

I've never heard of it,Lynne


10 Oct 04 - 11:28 AM (#1293799)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Firecat

Yay! My secret Santa's checked in!!

Santa, if you look at the Hints thread, I've put mine up there!

xoxoxox


10 Oct 04 - 11:36 AM (#1293804)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's secret santa ...confused

...Not only is Jaze not responding to me but someone else...the lure of chocolate is obviously too much butalso...I've been doing mudcat research and found from his 2003 thread that he appears to collect nuns!!!!! Is this true JAZE????????

Off to take my vows so.


10 Oct 04 - 11:39 AM (#1293805)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,GUEST, Secret Santa to beardedbruce

Good morning my fellow bearded wonder .....I've got my eye on you and all that flattery directed at the SECSY .........is something going on there ?? a sonnet or two about chocolate ?? measuring the bars down at the old bull and bush ? hmmmmm....


10 Oct 04 - 12:25 PM (#1293828)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sarah the flute

My SS appears to be the silent type. Here's hoping they are out there somewhere.


10 Oct 04 - 10:07 PM (#1294057)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Firecat's Confuzelled Clause

Well, I got your hints, but I can't say that I'm much more enlightened. Maybe a little. You say that you want "the last four" books in the Night World series by L. J. Smith? It seems that I can get them, but is the numbering system the same? How do I know that there aren't eleven in the series here and only nine there, or verse vica? Titles would be helpful. No nickel silver...how about the real thing? Autobigraphies? I have one of Giacomo Casanova I'd let you have, but you aren't quite old enough to read it on this side of the pond. Your favorite colors? Didn't I hear that you were a Goth? Anyway, there's lots of time. My best to your Mum.


10 Oct 04 - 11:45 PM (#1294089)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Santa? Are you out there someplace?


11 Oct 04 - 07:21 AM (#1294189)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,artbrooks secret santa

Im here but I havn't got any hints,or do you just want a total suprise? nice picture, nice cat.


11 Oct 04 - 08:18 AM (#1294207)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Partridge

Is my santa out there somewhere?


11 Oct 04 - 08:37 AM (#1294215)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Santa!!! Good to see you!!! The hints are over on the hint page, but here they are again just in case:

1. what is your age range? Old enough to be retired, and young enough to have fun
2. gender? Male? Yes, that's right...still am...
3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green
4. favorite authors/ type of book? SF, but I buy the the ones I want as soon as they come out in paperback
5. what books have you really been wanting? See #4
6. what type of music do you like? I tend to listen mostly to "Celtic." Don't ask me to define it, but you know what it is. I also enjoy "traditional" English and older acoustic/vocal folk. Shanties? Oh, yeah!!
7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing specific, but there is a lot out there. If my Secret Santa is in a group, that would be the best possible CD to get, or something local to your area.
8. What movies have you been wanting? No thanks.
9. what is your t-shirt size? XL
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I have this grand collection...one each of everything, as long as it has no intrinsic value.
11. what are some of your other hobbies? bicycling, messing with the computer, keeping house
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? silver, but I have all I will ever wear
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Knock yourself out, and have fun...I've always thought that shopping for others was a lot more fun then getting stuff


11 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM (#1294235)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

SS where are yooooou?


11 Oct 04 - 10:19 AM (#1294238)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CapriUni's Secret Santa

Helloooo...I've read your hints list...now tell me what you want, what you really really want???


11 Oct 04 - 10:29 AM (#1294245)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

I can get Green and Black chocolate here, but you asked about the US and this is Idaho.

I mean the brand, not the colors it becomes if you let it sit around.


11 Oct 04 - 10:51 AM (#1294260)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Who leaves chocolate long enough to go strange colours?! Bring them to me and I'll show them how chocolate is supposed to be used!

SECSY
LTS


11 Oct 04 - 11:14 AM (#1294274)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,pegsverysecretsantatatatatatata

I need a few hints Peg, can't find any for you anywhere - whats a santatatata supposed to do?


11 Oct 04 - 11:36 AM (#1294284)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze

To my Secret Santa: So Sorry, I wasn't dismissing you. As for the nuns... I did collect them....not real ones, mind you, but knick knacks. My daughter started getting me these for Christmas since I used to tell my kids stories of the nuns from Catholic school and threaten to send them to the nuns! Now I wonder who you could be.....?


11 Oct 04 - 11:45 AM (#1294291)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's telepathic Secret Santa

Actually this WAS going to be from Jaze's Sulky secret Santa but my machine went all funny and when I got back again you had replied ....so all is forgiven in Santaland. As for the nuns..Oh yes...many years ago now but forever scarred by the experience. I only lasted 2 years under their rule before I demanded an escape and now see here I am forever in Santaland where they can't find me any more...and if they try, well I will see their black forms gliding along the white snow and make a run for it. Enuf of my paranoia Ho Ho Ho!


11 Oct 04 - 12:10 PM (#1294320)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Paco Rabanne

100.


11 Oct 04 - 12:45 PM (#1294344)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sorcha

Where is my Santa? Booo hoooo....... :(


11 Oct 04 - 01:21 PM (#1294387)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST, MBSLynne Secret Santa

I'm around here - just not very often - got your real hints from the other thread. Feel free to put out more hints here, if you wish.


11 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM (#1294417)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa

I'm ordered to be veeeeeeery gentle with you! The elves have your hints but they find them a little unhelpful but they they will make their own interpritations of your hint list and find the right gift for you! Hehehehe!


11 Oct 04 - 05:36 PM (#1294606)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Cllr's SS

Cllr.... oh, Cllrrrr..... Where are you? Santa can't find you! Some hints, pleeeeeeeze?

SS


11 Oct 04 - 06:33 PM (#1294668)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Santa?? Santa?? I won't mind if you are a little bit less secretive. Just a wave? A whisper? A smily face? Joybell


11 Oct 04 - 06:56 PM (#1294684)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Blackcatter

Hi there Secret Santa - let me know if you need more information than I provided in the "real" hint list.


11 Oct 04 - 07:00 PM (#1294690)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: katlaughing

Just in case we have some new Santas or some might've forgotten how to post as a Santa: go to Quick Links at the top of the page, use the Drop Down Menu and choose LOG OUT, then come back to post your Santa hints here; then, don't forget to go back to the Quick Links, use the Drop Down Menu and choose LOG IN. If you have any troubles, post to the Help Forum or send a PM to me and I'll try to help out.

kat


11 Oct 04 - 07:19 PM (#1294705)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Burke

Santa, Pot Luck is fun. I've done my hints in the other thread now.


11 Oct 04 - 08:34 PM (#1294760)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,4S

Well, Sandra, I am not sure how kind I truly am, but I still have some of my top Investigative Elves on the case.


12 Oct 04 - 04:37 AM (#1294979)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Freda Underhill's Secret Santa

Well hello there New Grandma! Guess Santa has sent you a little something already!

So honey, waddaya want under your tree this year?

FUSS


12 Oct 04 - 05:11 AM (#1294995)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Teresa's Secret Santa

Well, I see you like shiny things, and I have found one item which relates to the biggest shiny thing around here, where I live. So I am going to try to track this item down for you.

It's a bit of a punt because I don't know how much it would interest you but I'm diving into the deep end in the hope that you will like it.

We're all in the same boat when choosing Secret Santa presents, so if you don't like your present I'll just have to cross that bridge when I come to it.

Watch this space for more hints as the Secret Santa Search continues.


12 Oct 04 - 09:23 AM (#1295141)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

hey, Fuss! thanks so much for dropping by! i didnt really know if santa exists, but now I do!!! i don't have a clue who you could be (hmm, how about dropping some HINTS) but thank you for asking about what I want, Santa. Here is my wish list!

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

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? blues, purples, dark pinks, greens

4. favorite authors/ type of book? criminal psychology, Iraq, Afghanistan, art, biography,

5. what books have you really been wanting? a fairy tale with beautiful pictures

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

7. what cds have you really been wanting? anything by a mudcatter, and if you secret santa, are a musician, i would love something of yours, or something from your area

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

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

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

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

13. I'm vegetarian and i love lavender.

thanks, FUSS!

best wishes

Freda ps.. now, i wonder what part of the world you come from.. the North Pole??


12 Oct 04 - 02:40 PM (#1295398)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: selby

SANTA (sorry for shouting)santa I am still waiting to know if you are out there.
Keith


12 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM (#1295421)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alba

BAWWWWWWWWWWWW! I want my Santa......boo hoo,
Oh Santa where are you.........sniff
Jude


12 Oct 04 - 05:11 PM (#1295515)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,amergin

I forgot to add...I want to be with my dear and our daughter...and I want my brother home...safe and sound.


12 Oct 04 - 06:09 PM (#1295572)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Alba's SS

There. There. Worry not little Alba Santa's here.
Just sit on my knee and tell Santa if you have been a good girl all year.


12 Oct 04 - 06:44 PM (#1295584)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alba

yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee my Santa has arrived. Oh Joy.......
Good Girl......well kind of, not so good as to be sickin if you know what I mean...oh Santa what comfy knees you have....
I have my santa
I have my santa
Love
Jude


12 Oct 04 - 08:20 PM (#1295668)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,amergin's SS

My dear gentle poet, If I am able to throw out all the other hundreds of presents in my sack to fit in your dear-one and baby daughter, I'll do it. AND your brother too! My thoughts are with you and your loved ones. How I wish I was God -whoever he/she is and not just a Secret Santa.
                            SS of A


12 Oct 04 - 10:56 PM (#1295797)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MMario's ssecretive ssantee cclauss

the research elf is researching books (with strict instructions not to read everything in sight), the shopping elves are comparing prices, the crafty elves are clacking needles, the mining elves have ejected the dwarves & taken over a mine & are digging, everyone is very busy gathering together a bag of good stuff for a good little Mudcatter


13 Oct 04 - 04:59 PM (#1296366)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

Is there really a Santa Clause? Does he or doesn't he have a dangling participle? I haven't seen any signs of any of this so far. . .

I'm back in town and paying attention to the 'Cat again if more hints are required!

SRS


13 Oct 04 - 05:25 PM (#1296385)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sarah the flute

Stilly - you and me both. Guess we'll have to be patient and on VERY VERY VERY best behaviour!


13 Oct 04 - 05:39 PM (#1296395)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Luckily, MY Secret Santa has made an appearance (I think its jOhn), but Jenn's has yet to be heard from.


13 Oct 04 - 06:23 PM (#1296432)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Stilly and Sarah, me too! I'm being very, very good too.
                                                         Joy


13 Oct 04 - 11:43 PM (#1296608)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,the Santa of El Punkoid Noveau

Don't panic- I have not failed to remember you, Punkoid, it's just that I am busier this year than usual, and even now I must hurry on to other pressing (but not more important) matters.

Punkoid's SS


14 Oct 04 - 03:11 AM (#1296688)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,artbrooks ss

0h nO it isn't 0r is it


14 Oct 04 - 03:57 AM (#1296703)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Partridge

Stilly and Sarah,Joybell and me............santaless!!


14 Oct 04 - 08:51 AM (#1296820)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Helen, using IE

I haven't heard from my Santa either, but I am attempting to display admirable fortitude and patience in the hope of fooling, I mean convincing, my Santa that I am good and deserve a present this year.

Helen


14 Oct 04 - 08:55 AM (#1296824)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MMario

unfortunatley santa - "little" has never described me - even if my Mom did introduce me as one of "the little ones" until I was in my late thirties.
*grin*

and to paraphrase - "blinker not the elf who selects the books"


14 Oct 04 - 04:46 PM (#1297183)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs Cobble

My santa is very secret-

Mrs C


14 Oct 04 - 04:52 PM (#1297189)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Donuel

Can I play? I must admit I've heard of secret Santa gizmos before but never got to join in on those reindeer games for one reason or another.
How does it work?
How much $ does one need to play?


14 Oct 04 - 04:56 PM (#1297196)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Donuel, Mudcat membership is a requirement. Otherwise, to get in after the deadline, you'd better contact Liz the Squeek.


14 Oct 04 - 06:37 PM (#1297260)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mrs C's C'ret C'anta

Indeed Mrs C! Very secret indeed.

But fear thee not, your Santa does exist and is busy assembling your package with the benefit of all the little things she/he/it knows about you! Also your Santa has quite a track record of staying secret...I wonder will you find me out?

Your Secret Santa
(hint no. 1...I'm not in Goole!)


14 Oct 04 - 07:07 PM (#1297277)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Karen's secret santa

No clues yet Karen!   What do you want in your stocking this year?


14 Oct 04 - 10:26 PM (#1297439)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MMario's pperceptive ssecret ssanta

Mother knows best


15 Oct 04 - 05:12 AM (#1297639)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

If Mother knows best, how come I never got anything I really needed, just more petticoats and slippers - I've not worn either since I was 8!

SECSY
LTS


15 Oct 04 - 05:58 AM (#1297664)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa's elves

Please Mr BaldEagle we need your help. Now t-shirt size, 'comfy but not too big' now we are Small so upto medium is comfy but not too big but Large is too big. Now Mr Bald Eagle if you need Large and we provide medium then that may not be 'comfy' but XL may be too big. Now do you see we have a problem here? The Boss likes us to get it right and we dont want to ruffle your feathers do we . Hehehehe


15 Oct 04 - 10:51 AM (#1297884)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

I'll boost this back to the top so those of us who remain Santaless might attract the eye of our Santas. I've already begun planning (and plotting) for my Santee. . .

SRS


15 Oct 04 - 12:51 PM (#1297977)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sarah the flute

it's a tough life.....being good yet remaining santaless


15 Oct 04 - 01:29 PM (#1298005)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Pseudolus's Santa (and assorted Elves)

Well now.
What would you like for Christmas this Year?
Just let me know
and I will go
and plan your Gift for you.
I have my Elves,
things on my Shelves
but are they right for you.
Please tell me what to do...
Ho ho ho


15 Oct 04 - 02:15 PM (#1298039)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

just to send it back to the top hohoho


15 Oct 04 - 03:36 PM (#1298089)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,GUEST - Animaterra's Secret Santa

Well... I have a name...I have an address...I have some ideas...

So what is your innermost desire?

Your Secret Santa!


15 Oct 04 - 04:23 PM (#1298126)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: BaldEagle2

er ... when I try to send a pm to GUEST.BaldEagle2's secret santa's elves the system won't let me.

(It's not my fault - I TOLD you I was new at all this).

So how do I let my secret santa know that my preferred t-shirt size is Large without making the fact completely public, and inviting all sorts of ribald comments and derision (particularly from people who's id's rhyme with "Shamos")?

Any advice (particularly from you LtS), would be most useful, I can tell you.

TIA (whatever that may mean, but everyone else seems to say it. A lot.)


15 Oct 04 - 04:32 PM (#1298130)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alba

Bald Eagle there is a thread where you can offer your Santa help.
just clicky here: Hints for Secret Santa's
Hopefully you will want to post to it:>)
You can't PM Guests only Members....that helps keep your Santa secret...
Blessings
Jude


15 Oct 04 - 04:51 PM (#1298139)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

But now we all know that your t-shirt size is large, which, I think, makes you a bit smaller around than the average Mudcatter......


15 Oct 04 - 05:01 PM (#1298148)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: BaldEagle2

Damn!

(see how easy it is to let these things slip?)

Next year I'm gonna practice real good before I get caught up in all this frivolity again, I can tell you.


15 Oct 04 - 06:57 PM (#1298225)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa's elves

Hello oh so shy BaldEagle just pm your t-shirt size to LtS and i'm sure she will let the boss know, you see there is no problem Hehehehe

from the elves


15 Oct 04 - 11:25 PM (#1298356)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: CapriUni

To my Secret Santa --

What I really, really want is something I don't think even you can get me (at least, not for under the $20 limit): What I really, really want is a partner and a lover. Not someone perfect, but someone whose faults work well with my own, rather than exasperate them.

Next on my list of wishes: I want peace on Earth, and Bush out of the White House.

Next after that: enough money so I can be a benefactor of worthy causes, and a patron to a struggling but wonderfully creative artist.

If you cannot manage any of the above, I will still be thrilled and tickled pink with a pleasant surprise.

(In other words, I cannot think of what I want) ;-P


16 Oct 04 - 10:57 AM (#1298406)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CapriUni's Secret Santa

Well CapriUni, I will do my best to fulfill all your wishes, so if any of them happen, you'll know it was me what did it!

o<|:-)


16 Oct 04 - 06:39 PM (#1298678)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Secret Santa's Elves

Boris The Chief Elf is busy today so he asked me to write instead. I always do as Boris says because he is my boss.

Mary, oh Mary, oh have you been good?
We will find you something nice if you have.

Bother, that doesn't rhyme does it.....it was supposed to. Oh well you can't have everything can you, a present AND a rhyme!

Love from Delvene the Chief Elvene who is sometimes found working under Boris because Boris is my boss and I always do as he says.


16 Oct 04 - 06:45 PM (#1298684)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: mooman

Wot no Santa?

(:>(

moo


16 Oct 04 - 07:04 PM (#1298693)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: beardedbruce

Mary, oh Mary, oh have you been good?
We might find you something nice, if you could.


16 Oct 04 - 07:12 PM (#1298696)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: beardedbruce

or would, or should... rhyme is the easy part...


17 Oct 04 - 03:06 AM (#1298850)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

It's the being good that's a bugger!

SECSY
LTS


17 Oct 04 - 05:53 AM (#1298906)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

But Liz, I'm sooooooo good, and I really like being!


17 Oct 04 - 06:48 AM (#1298922)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Little Limpit's Secret Santa

Oh Little one who loves her pink,
I think I'll send you a kitchen sink!
Maybe I'll make you a skating rink!
For beginnings, I'll give you this Fairy link!
I'll see you later little one! You be a good girl or you'll get a pink sink with a skating rink.


17 Oct 04 - 07:02 AM (#1298930)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Oh, my- Santa- my innermost desire?
Sorry- even Santa couldn't grant it.

But I love regional goodies and music. And dark chocolate.

And it gets really cold and dark here in the northlands.

Surprise me!


17 Oct 04 - 10:30 AM (#1298988)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mooman's Secret Santa

Sorry, Mooman -- the ol' Claus has been a bit too stretched to spend much time at Mudcat, so this hinteroony hint fest is posted much later than intended. (I suppose that fact in itself is a bit of a hint, if only by process of elimination.) I haven't even had much time to enjoy the glorious fall foliage except in the car driving to and from work. (I guess that's a geographical hint.)

But I HAVE had time to plan and start to accumulate the items for your Yule-tide tuck box. I might even get it shipped out before Hallowe'en. (Is my placement of the apostrophe a hint? Who knows.) Alas, the package won't include any of the lab glass acquired from Santa's ex-spouse (and that's not as transparent a hint about my gender as it could have been); I found a home for most of that cubic-footage a few years ago (but kept one large beaker for a non-lab purpose).

That's waaay too many hints, I think -- but I may not have much time to post any others and I didn't want you to think you were forgotten.

Mooman's Secretive Claus


17 Oct 04 - 12:53 PM (#1299074)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,a secret santy for Sinsull

fRET NOT lITTLE mARY sUNSHINE (damn that cap lock!) I'm on the case. Can't promise a B.O.B., but I'm workin'on yer list!

Now, you get that roof fixed before Christmas Eve. The reindeer have got themselves a shop steward who's real big on Health & Safety regs!

Stay good!

Aunty Santy


17 Oct 04 - 05:55 PM (#1299242)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Oh, Limpit's Santa - that link is fantastic and I'm going to let the rest of the world in on it!

SECSY
LTS


17 Oct 04 - 06:10 PM (#1299250)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mary in Kentucky

Oh wonderful Delvene, thanks. In answer to your question, yes I've been good - just don't make any rhymes about Kentucky (unless it's lucky.) If you're who I think you are (and I mistakenly thought it was you last year too) you are a very good singer and very quick witted.

I've just returned from a trip and am quite nostalgic for pictures. Take one of your land or sea or sunset for me today - or just save a postcard. I have a picture in mind, but surprise me!


17 Oct 04 - 07:00 PM (#1299285)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

Well...I thunk up a CD I've been wanted, oh mighty and generous Santee, oh good and glorious and, might I add, giving, Santee.

Gibson and Camp: At The Gate Of Horn.

Either the classic or the revival.

Dick Greenhaus carries both.

And SS...about that you-know-what...I can explain. Really. It wasn't at all what it looked like.


17 Oct 04 - 07:35 PM (#1299302)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Haven't Heard from Mrs. Duck

No -- I'm not your Secret Santa, just a dis(yeah right)interested stranger. But I know your Secret Santa hasn't heard from you -- are you out there?

Me (who knows someone)


17 Oct 04 - 07:49 PM (#1299305)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: vectis

1. what is your age range?
50s
2. gender?
F
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blues and reds
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
music, songs, silly, cartoons
5. what books have you really been wanting?
Nothing in particular this year.
6. what type of music do you like?
Folk, old blues
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
none in particular. Compilations are always welcome
8. What movies have you been wanting?
none
9. what is your t-shirt size?
40 cos I like 'em fairly baggy
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
dragons and piano accordions
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
counted cross stitch. Travelling to far-flung exotic places (I wish)
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
either
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Small stuff which is personally crafted and/or useful is better than big and brash as my house has little space for knick knacks. Something meaningful to my SS and from their area would be lovely.


17 Oct 04 - 08:12 PM (#1299319)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa's elves

Hello Mr BaldEagle are you being good? Your santa asked us to check! We are elving away getting your treats together.
Hehehehe
Elves


17 Oct 04 - 09:58 PM (#1299375)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,LF'S SS & Co.

Dear LF:

Not having heard squat from you, and really needing guidance in our selection of your Great Gift, we were wondering if you would mind answering the following questions. They will provide us with a psychological profile that will ensure that you get what you would truly like.

1. Do you feel that Morris Dancers are eccentric, or merely unusual?

2. Would you rather visit Whitechapel in 1880, East Anglia in 1375, or Penzance anytime?

3. What is your favourite unreal number?

4. Which goes on first: your shoes, your trousers, or your hat?

5. Complete this sentence: When I am filled with joy and delighted with being alive, I will correct the problem by_____________________.

6. My favourite meal is ____________________________________________.

7. True or False (choose one): I would rather play a digaredoo than a flautophone.

8. Rank this statement from 1 (being the lowest) to 5 (being the highest). Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is one hot momma.

9. Please answer YES or NO.

10. Compare and contrast the epic hero in Byron's Childe Harold with Alyosha Karamazov. Discuss whether one or the other is an Absurdist Hero, making significant reference to El Cid, William Rufus, the Defence of Rourke's Drift, Svengali, Sisyphus, Hector, and the Red Branch Cycle. Be certain to keep your discussion within the Animistic-Zoroastrian context inherent in Mithriac literature. You have ten (10) minutes.


17 Oct 04 - 11:23 PM (#1299415)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

Oh Secret Santa. . . Secret Santa. . . Secret Santa. . . Where are you?


18 Oct 04 - 12:27 AM (#1299433)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sorcha

OH SANTA....WHERE ARE YOU?


18 Oct 04 - 03:34 AM (#1299489)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Why do people sign up then do not play the game SECSY has everyone that put in got a secret Santa as I and many others have not heard from theirs
Concerned Anoyed and fed up


18 Oct 04 - 04:07 AM (#1299508)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Perhaps they've taken a quick holiday before all that sleigh riding and present delivering kicks in!!!!


18 Oct 04 - 04:38 AM (#1299530)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

or perhaps they're at Getaway, carousing with rudolph and the others! (and Santa, give me some tantalising clues, i want to be about to speculate about you...)


18 Oct 04 - 05:14 AM (#1299549)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,santaless

I don't appear to have a santa or a santee who's interested. I am trying to play but its hard. But never mind I'm an optimist, I' sure they are out their somewhere................(big sigh)


18 Oct 04 - 07:50 AM (#1299610)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Not My Guru's Secret Santa

Do not fear, My Guru Says Once in a While: while your Secret Santa has been away from the 'puter for a while, be assured that he (or is he a she...) is thinking of the ideal pressie for you. There are lots of people doing handcrafts around here, and Santa says you will probably get something homemade as well.


18 Oct 04 - 09:40 AM (#1299694)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Katlaughing's Secret Santa

Santa hasn't forgotten you, Kat. He's been busy with the Elves and his flocks preparing a surprise Christmas box. So behave! :>)


18 Oct 04 - 10:03 AM (#1299714)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,GUEST.Joybell's SS

Just to let you know that you haven't been forgotten ...   (The quest to find a truly suitable pressie continues unabated: you don't have any additional helpful hints, do you?)


18 Oct 04 - 05:41 PM (#1300065)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: sian, west wales

Oh dear. My Secret Santa is awwwwfffffullllll quiet.

siân


18 Oct 04 - 06:04 PM (#1300075)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jenellen Secret santa

Just to say Ho Ho HO Jess


18 Oct 04 - 06:04 PM (#1300076)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Everyone who signed up with me before 3rd October got allocated a Santee.

Just because your santa hasn't tormented you, doesn't mean that you have been forgotted. I know for a fact that some of you have been tormented by Santa's who were not allocated to you!

Bruahahahahhaha!!!

SECSY
LTS


18 Oct 04 - 07:26 PM (#1300139)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,shang hai frank's secret saint nick

i hear you might be travelling.
don't forget to take your tooth brush.
and buckle your seat belt.
am steering clear of pink or yellow
but Jade Green might be a choice?
No Golden Ingots on the way to
you, Head Honcho, but will try to
keep the season festive...
the rein deer are in training
with GPS unit to find their
way to your part of the planet.
Kris Kringle


19 Oct 04 - 06:22 AM (#1300506)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Dear CllrSS
I put my hints on a different thread, Also I promise I have been a good tory Err Conservative err boy. Blast, good job I like small lumps of coal.


19 Oct 04 - 07:32 AM (#1300542)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mrs Cobble Fooil o' a Santa!

Niver try to mak a fooil ov onybody this month; ther's fooils enuff i'th world already. It's oft struck me what a varry slight difference ther is between a wise man and a fooil; one aims at summat an' hits it – tother aims at summat an' misses it; an' aw have known th' time when th' chap 'at's missed has been worth a dozen sich like as him 'at's hit. But th' world generally sets 'em daan to be wise men 'at happen to be lucky men, an' get hold o' lots o' brass. An' ha monny brains a chap has, if he can't spooart a pair o' kid gloves an' a daycent hat, he mun niver hope for owt better nor to tak his place amang th' fooils. Aw've monny a time thowt when aw've heared fowk settin a chap daan as a fooil; – talk prattley – may be if he wor weighed up he's a better man nor yo this minit; yo connot tell all 'at he may have had to struggle wi' –

Circumstances alter cases,
Th' same as nooases alter faces.


from John Hartley's "April Fooils"

Now, I wonder if there could be a clue in there somewhere?

Your fooil o' a Santa (who leks traikle parkin)


19 Oct 04 - 05:48 PM (#1301060)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs Cobble

Ho Ho Ho Fooil o' a Santa if you are who I think you are traikle parkin should not be on your menu!


19 Oct 04 - 05:52 PM (#1301066)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs.Duck

'Twould be a trifle hard for my secret santa to have heard from me since I don't know who it is!! Thought that was the idea :0) I do exist!


19 Oct 04 - 08:33 PM (#1301180)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Hi santa


19 Oct 04 - 10:56 PM (#1301259)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Pseudolus

Aha, so I have a secret santa! I'll be leaving the hints over in the hint thread. This is so much fun!

Frank


19 Oct 04 - 11:06 PM (#1301267)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's secret santa

Hmmm, so Sarah, I've been looking over the hints thread and I've called a meeting of the elves to see just what we can come up with for ya! Stay good! We're watching!

SS


19 Oct 04 - 11:43 PM (#1301280)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's SS

Ms. Phiddle--I consider myself the luckiest of Santas, to be able to re-indoctrinate you into the receiving end of the Secret Santa program. You managed very well for two years to keep us happily plotting and planning, so this will be a considerable challenge, to surprise you. Never fear! The thinking cap is screwed on tight as the ideas are examined. The elves and I have been reading up on your interests and they are happy to assist.

Your Super Secret Santa


20 Oct 04 - 12:05 AM (#1301304)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sorcha

Maybe my Santa is Clinton who is off getting married and on his honeymoon......come in, Santa!


20 Oct 04 - 03:56 AM (#1301430)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Secret Santa's Elvene Del

Dear Mary,

I don't think you have heard me sing! (probably just as well really)
I'm only a tiny little thing
Who's busy shopping just for you
So you can have a present too.

Boris The Chief Elf (who is my boss) says I am getting better at poetry.

Lots of love from Delvene the Elvene


20 Oct 04 - 04:00 AM (#1301435)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: katlaughing

Thank yew, thank yew, Santa!! I am doing my best to be very good...well, as much as possible for someone who loves chocolate!:-)


20 Oct 04 - 04:16 AM (#1301448)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CapriUni's SS

Heehee!! I have a little collection of things gathered...just one more to go and they will be ready to post! But you aren't to open them until Yule CapriUni!!

Love SS


20 Oct 04 - 07:12 AM (#1301544)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,artbrooksSS

just to let you know
I'm endevouring to find you some thing siutable.


20 Oct 04 - 09:21 AM (#1301649)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Katlaughing's Secret Santa

Chocolate,eh? Now let me see...where's my list......


20 Oct 04 - 11:58 AM (#1301851)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sarah the flute

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! I have a Santa, although I'm slightly concerned about the elves here. They may just have too much influence. BUT I am being unspeakably good, so much so I hardly recognise myself these days!

Thankyou Santa

Sarah


20 Oct 04 - 12:27 PM (#1301876)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's ignored and neglected SS

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

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

Frustrated Santa


20 Oct 04 - 02:04 PM (#1301969)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Catherine Jayne

yea! Secretive Santa, it is good to hear from you again! .....please post some clues about who you are and where you are from so I can speculate about who you are!!


20 Oct 04 - 02:06 PM (#1301972)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Blackcatters Sexy Santa

Well Mr catter of Black....you are mighty quiet. I have read your hints but have heard nothing from you since....

I am checking my list...have you been a good boy or do I need to send you a lump of black coal???


20 Oct 04 - 04:05 PM (#1302099)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

santa


20 Oct 04 - 06:19 PM (#1302221)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: sian, west wales

Just saw this in the Globe and Mail and thought it would be useful info for SOME Secret Santas ...

No more letters to 'Grandma'

Washington — Most mail to Canada must bear the complete name and address of both sender and recipient or it will not be allowed into the country, the U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday.

The tighter addressing requirements announced for people mailing packages in the United States are in response to increased border security demands.

Even such sender or recipient identifications as "Grandma" or "Aunt Ruth" can result in mail's being rejected, the agency said.

All mail, except post cards, that does not show the complete name and address of sender and recipient – in Roman letters and Arabic numerals – is being denied entry.

Canada Post spokesman John Caines said that Canada Customs has become increasingly vigilant about enforcing the requirement that all international mail have a complete address for both the sender and recipient.

U.S. postal officials said addresses on mail to Canada should be printed in ink or typewritten in capital letters, and the last line of the address must show only CANADA if there is no postal code included.

If the postal code appear, mailing requirements allow that to appear as the last line of the address.

Mailers must also fill out customs forms specifically identifying the contents of parcels. General descriptions such as "gift" or "present" are no longer acceptable.


So ... bah humbug!

sian, west wales
(which won't be allowed, I guess!)


20 Oct 04 - 06:39 PM (#1302235)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Leadfingers


20 Oct 04 - 06:41 PM (#1302237)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,LF's SS, This Time For Real

This thing can get away from you, can't it?

Mr. Leadfingers, you need a clew as to who I am and where I am. So here's a hint in a piece of classical verse:

I'm not a butcher
I'm not a Yid
Nor yet a foriegn skipper.
But I'm your own light-hearted fiend,
Yours Truly,
Not Jack The Ripper.


20 Oct 04 - 07:01 PM (#1302255)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Hello Myowndear Santa, So nice to meet you. Sorry about the lack of hints. I love presents that relate to from wherever my friends live. Or a CD of yours if you have one.
Or else there is one book I would dearly love to have and can't seem to get them to reply. Someone with contacts in the UK might have more luck.
(Heh! Heh! Not trying to find out your where-abouts or anything!)
It's Classic English Folk Songs Selected and Edited by R. Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd. Revised by Malcolm Douglas.
It's so good to hear from you. I love having my own special Santa. I'll be sure to leave out the cookies and all when you drop in. Cheers and Joy from Joy


20 Oct 04 - 08:56 PM (#1302359)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: vectis

Santa! Santa! WHERE ARE YOOOOOOOO!!!

OH!NO! I've lorst my Santa....

No pressies for me then

SULK :-((((


20 Oct 04 - 10:53 PM (#1302462)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: SINSULL

Back from the Getaway and I've got a Santa! Lucky me! I do have another request though - I want the Yankees to win the 2004 World Series. How about it Santa? They need you to do something right now - before the 8th inning.


21 Oct 04 - 05:22 AM (#1302645)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennieG

Hello Santa, are you still there? I am trying to be very very good so I don't get a sack of potatoes.

Cheers
JennieG


21 Oct 04 - 05:55 AM (#1302669)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Overworked and Underpaid Santa

Hey! Peanuts and Cracker Jack I can just about manage. Miracles are for the Big Guy (Gal?) Upstairs!

S.O.U.S.


21 Oct 04 - 08:00 AM (#1302742)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Ooooooooooo, homemade eh? Fabulous!!! *smile*

If you're from this side of the pond you'll know about 'sticky back plastic' & 'fairy liquid bottles'!!! Or will it be 'matchsticks'????


21 Oct 04 - 09:19 AM (#1302801)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,My Guru's Secret Santa's Internet Maven

I suppose it would be a clue if I said "duh, what?"


21 Oct 04 - 09:48 AM (#1302836)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sinsull's self-pleased Santa

Yessssss! Item #1 SORTED!

I'm on a roll!

SSPS


21 Oct 04 - 10:00 AM (#1302857)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Secret Sanmta to His Majesty of the SEa

Seaking - in the "where are you" thread you say a Control Room full of telephones, flashing lights, buttons and screens displaying complicated technical looking things

Is there a chimney? Or at least a flue? HAVC duct? I may be a mythical being with mystical powers - but I need a little help here! Must meet certain traditional standards you know!


21 Oct 04 - 04:39 PM (#1303206)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Note to self - must look up Maven, is it a clue???


21 Oct 04 - 09:23 PM (#1303426)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

What Fun!


22 Oct 04 - 12:22 AM (#1303532)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,guest: Crane Driver's Secret Santa

Away up north the wind does blow
As Santa, his sled he gets ready to pull.


22 Oct 04 - 01:10 AM (#1303565)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mudlark's in the Mornin' Mysteriouso Santo

Oh, Mudlark, o' Mudlark
Just where have you got to?
A hint, a thought, a desire
Post them here? You ought to!

Come out and play, m'dear
So Santa knows your wants
Your needs, your favourite CDs
Or whathaveyou not bought?

Tell me, ppppplllleeeeaaasssee and keep on being good!

MitMMS


22 Oct 04 - 01:20 AM (#1303571)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Amergin

I just saw what my Santa said. I thank you much. Those words in and of themselves mean alot.


22 Oct 04 - 06:03 AM (#1303692)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Secret Santa to the World Renowned Tinker

Lot's of room at your place huh? Most hospitable, are Secret Santa's welcome I wonder.....

Already stashing some wee little bits & pieces away for wrapping, now to enquire of my spies!!!


22 Oct 04 - 10:48 AM (#1303896)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Santy you are welcome year round... with a spirit like that who could close the door. And when you come bearing gifts...what could get better.... I'll lay out the chocolates and a wee dram of Cock of the North


22 Oct 04 - 10:53 AM (#1303902)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Seaking

SS
No flue, we've all had the jab. Got a big chimney but it's about 200ft tall and usually has a large flame on top so don't recommend even in the interest of maintaining tradition - singed beards, asphyxiation and all that sort of stuff (tends to make the Risk Assessment tricky). Lots of HVAC but heavily filtered and liable to sudden shutdown if things get hairy - no SS bypass switch included in original design philosophy unfortunately, a dreadful oversight.

Anyway, it's only a holiday home. My other part-time residence has no control rooms, 4 real chimneys (flames at the bottom), less security , allocated seasonal rooftop parking - AND you can have a drink !!

Cheers SS

HMS


22 Oct 04 - 11:02 AM (#1303913)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

yes, santa, are you from the states? hmm,, i need some clues...........


22 Oct 04 - 02:03 PM (#1304043)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Crane Driver

Hmmmmmm - hints? or red herrings?

Apparently my Santa is a "him"

and of a Northerly persuasion

(or is that just living up to the stereotype?)

also:

it appears Santa can't rhyme

(or is that just the first two lines of a stanza?)

more worryingly:

My Santa's got no Reindeer!
You shouldn't have to pull the sled yourself, you know.
What happened to Rudy & the boys?
Sacked for gross misconduct?
Or downsized to ensure the viability of future delivery operations?

I await the next installment with baited . . . er, bait

red herrings? or hints?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Happy wotmas!
Andrew


22 Oct 04 - 08:40 PM (#1304347)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Its santa time


22 Oct 04 - 10:26 PM (#1304423)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Teresa's Secret Santa

Hi Teresa,

I just had to tell you that I found what I think might be the perfect gift for you. I have just been checking it out and it really says a lot about my local area, and an integral part of my whole life, as well as being something which I think you will appreciate.

I hope you like it. I'm excited that now that I have finally bought it it is just what I was looking for as a present for you. Now I also want to get one for my father because he will like it a lot too, I think.

I'm still looking for some shiny things for you but this is the main present.

Your Secret Santa


23 Oct 04 - 09:56 PM (#1305282)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Micca's befuddled Secret Santa......

My spies and eyes can't seem to decide whether you deserve a piece of coal from my secret stash or if more mundane good boy things will do for you this year.

Wnat to help me out?

Santy


23 Oct 04 - 10:15 PM (#1305288)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

Am I the only one with a mute Santa? sniff


24 Oct 04 - 01:25 AM (#1305398)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: bet

Santa, are you WAY up north or still on vacation down south? bet


24 Oct 04 - 01:48 AM (#1305412)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Helen

I still haven't heard from my SS, but I am hoping that that doesn't mean that I don't have an SS.

Helen


24 Oct 04 - 11:00 AM (#1305577)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Looks like I'm gonna need some BIG HINTS to figure out who my Secret Santa is!! What's the success rate??


24 Oct 04 - 12:59 PM (#1305670)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: bet

Maybe we've been bad and he/she doesn't want the whole Mudcat neighborhood to know.


24 Oct 04 - 01:08 PM (#1305676)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Pseudolus's Concerned Santa & frantic Elves

I haven't heard a word from you
not even on a Thread
Would you like some Pot Pourri
or something else instead.
Please 'o' please get back to me
Let me know you care
then we'll stop annoying you
and get out of your Hair.....groan......

Well hey I'm a Santa not a Poet....nothing like stating the obvious!!


24 Oct 04 - 04:33 PM (#1305868)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Pseudolus' Concerned Santa: Try having a look at this thread - Secret Santa Hints

Am sure you'll find some clues there....


24 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM (#1306062)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa

the boss has us working our fingers to the bone getting lots of gooooooodies together for you
the elves( boss' name is santa, secret santa)


25 Oct 04 - 04:38 AM (#1306399)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Partridge

Hello, has my santa lost his keyboard?


25 Oct 04 - 05:26 AM (#1306412)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: sian, west wales

Mine seems to be the strong SILENT type too, Partridge.

I DO believe in Santa, I DO believe in Santa ....


sian


25 Oct 04 - 07:33 AM (#1306469)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Pseudolus's "in the Know" Santa & calmer Elv

I do believe you will recieve a special Gift from your Santa... My Guru always said.
I am grateful to you for ending the Panic and confusion in this Workshop.
The Elves have now focused on the Task in hand.
Perhaps the need for bad poetry has ended....sigh of relief from "catters" reading the thread........perhaps that is what is keeping my Santee away...sorry....
Thank you for pointing us in the right direction.


25 Oct 04 - 12:50 PM (#1306717)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: selby

Mines so secret I don't think he/she knows they exist.
Keith


25 Oct 04 - 01:03 PM (#1306724)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa

Now, now, dearie, try to relax. Santa's here, plotting your pressie.

BUT Santa knows if you've been naughty or nice, so you'd better not sulk or whine...


25 Oct 04 - 01:25 PM (#1306743)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,FOOLSTROUPE'S SS

Lucky you. I have found TWO perfect treasures and both were free. Perry Como will have to wait until next year. Meantime...here's a hint:

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good
She was very very good
But when she was bad
She was HORRID!


25 Oct 04 - 03:30 PM (#1306848)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Pseudolus' SS: So glad that things are calmer for you & your little helpers now, delighted to have been of assistance! Sounds like you are close to my Dear Own Secret Santa (Blessings be upon him / her). From your very correct grammar & spelling it is obvious that you're not from Hull, so that has whittled down my own guessing game *grin*

Meanwhile, please do continue with the poetry, after all, practise makes perfect!!

Compliments of the Season....


25 Oct 04 - 08:13 PM (#1307065)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: moonglow

No, SRS, my santa has also gone missing. Perhaps we should file a missing person report? Or would they just laugh at us for saying we've lost our Santas?


25 Oct 04 - 08:37 PM (#1307090)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Blackcatter

Hey there Santa.

I don't spend much time below the bar anymore so really have little plans about contributing on this list. I watch it everyweek or so, but since I haven't really looked at anything other than the hurricane threads and the secret santa threads since July, I don't always keep up to date (and I'm much happier not reading all the enflaming posts).

If you have specific questions, feel free to post them. Or check my posts - I have pretty extensive ones - and have specific types of threads I engage in up above.

ta.


25 Oct 04 - 08:41 PM (#1307096)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Blackcatter

By the way, I'm writing this while sitting in training to be a pollworker in Orange County (Orlando), FL. Don't worry, I'm paying attention.


25 Oct 04 - 08:47 PM (#1307102)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,My Guru's Secret Santa's Secret Secretary

Far as I know, MGAS, your SS doesn't know Pseudolius' SS...but anything is possible in this best of all possible worlds. If it will help at all, I can tell you that your SS lives where the seasons are at the same time of year as yours, but rain is rare and there are more cactuses than crocuses.


26 Oct 04 - 06:40 AM (#1307431)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

To my SS...I also like kitchen and cooking bits and pieces from the past.

Love Lynne, who is being more good than she ever intended!


26 Oct 04 - 06:42 AM (#1307434)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

BTW...when we send stuff to our Santee, do we let them know who we are, or do they have to guess?

Love Lynne


26 Oct 04 - 10:25 AM (#1307585)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SeaKing's Secret Santa

flames no detterent; but lack of chimney or flue makes delivery awkward.

The reindeer have been threatening to go on strike if I include the Christmas Elephant I found in Siam (tastefully decorated in red velvet and silver bells on the harness) just because it out-masses all of them. considering that it is such a miniscule addition to the 3.6 billion other presents in the sack I am tempted to take it to abitration. what do you think?

SS


26 Oct 04 - 10:52 AM (#1307618)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: SINSULL

Lynne - I always tell. And with Security restrictions here in the US, I believe they won't deliver it without a return address.


26 Oct 04 - 10:57 AM (#1307624)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Return address are encouraged but not necessarily required in the US. The rules are here.


26 Oct 04 - 03:00 PM (#1307876)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Kim C's secret Santa

Elves were on overtime this weekend and found a present I hope you will like - why do I always end up with something I would like too?
Clue (1):-
How long does it take for Santa to get from the UK to you?


26 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM (#1307884)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST, Elves report for Micca's Santa

The Getaway reports are still coming in and the present is taking form. Be afraid dear man, be very afraid. It appears to be a compilation of opposites.


26 Oct 04 - 05:00 PM (#1307962)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jenny G's Santa

Oh yes, I'm watching, Jenny......got the elves on overtime. Your pressie probably won't arrive in time for Christmas, though. Purchased but not posted....


26 Oct 04 - 06:21 PM (#1308035)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Ho Ho Ho


26 Oct 04 - 06:35 PM (#1308046)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Amergin's SS

All going to plan. Quick trip to OZ very helpful. Working on the delivery details. Listen for the Ho! Ho! Ho! and the tinkle of bells. Do you have a chimney? A very big, wide chimney? Don't expect the singing of Rudolph the Red-nosed Raindeer though. Never did care for that horrible song and neither did Rudolph.
                                                    SS of Amergin.


26 Oct 04 - 06:35 PM (#1308047)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: sian, west wales

art, take a look at my posting here from 20 Oct. The rules are changing. And I remember it was just before last Christmas when the US also clamped down on any kind of foodstuffs ... but somehow my jar of Marmite got through to Jimmyt. Funny, that.

sian


26 Oct 04 - 07:31 PM (#1308110)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Sian, wasn't it mail to/from Canada that you were discussing? I checked their (US Postal Service) website today, so they haven't updated it if they have changed the rules. BTW, Jenn says that your applebutter pie receipe doesn't say how much butter to use.


26 Oct 04 - 10:46 PM (#1308241)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: open mike

ALREADY A COUPLE OF MESSAGES HAVE ARRIVED IN THE MAIL FROM
MY SANTA...AND i am curious about their source...
at first i thought Kilmer trail in north carolina.
http://www.main.nc.us/graham/hiking/hiking.html
http://www.main.nc.us/graham/hiking/joycekil.html
but now it looks like camp kilmer in new joisey
http://www.sauruspress.com/lookback/worldwars/kilmer.htm
either way it has been fun tracing....he is best known
for this poem: Trees--Joyce was a soldier killed in WW1
http://www.main.nc.us/graham/hiking/trees.html
this posem was memorized by many school kids in the U.S.
and since you are watching me so closely you will see
I am being a good girl Santa...and mine is the third
chimney on the left...


27 Oct 04 - 12:54 AM (#1308321)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mudlark

Dear, dear Mysterioso (ohhhhh!) Santa...

It's sorry I am that I've been so lax
In letting you know some prefs and some facts
Somehow you've already sussed, it seems
I'd choose doggerel any time over choc. creams

So below are some suggestions
But feel free to go off in other directions
As a versifier you must be a kindred soul
I'll like what you like, you're on a roll.
_____
Music: Eclectic, instrumental, any good guitar work, be it folk or classical; trad jazz, particularly 50's West Coast; classical, particularly baroque (not into heavy orchestral). And, of course, your own music, or any music you want to share that you really like.

Books: Contemporary fiction, not scifi/fantasy/mystery. A few fav. authors:Ann Lamott, Jill Vandenburg, Kate Atkinson, Gavin Maxwell, John Gardner, Marilyn Durham. Poetry: recently read a poem of Ted Hughes on MC, would love a book of his work, esp. one that includes "Wind."

I really like used books, also CD's that someone ELSE has managed to strip off that @#$% plastic wrap.

I've got 3 corgis, so a corgi calendar would not be amiss, also could always use another Kayser (sp) capo (clamp type) or a more interesting guitar strap than the boring cheapo I have.

I like silver jewelry and dangly earrings (only ear wires have to be silver).

My house is tiny and full, with very little vertical or horizontal space left for 2D and/or crafts. Having said that, I'm a retired studio potter, so would treasure a good mug or bowl from your local mudslinger.

And apologies again, dear Mysterioso, for taking so long
Send me something you like, and you wont go wrong.

Sincerely, Mudlark Come Lately


27 Oct 04 - 02:24 AM (#1308369)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mudlark's in the Morning Mysterioso Santa

Oh my dear little Mudlark come lately
You've been good now you've posted
So let's keep this ball rolling
Ere Christmas comes a'tolling!

Three corgis, you say!
My word! And pots thrown?
I hope they weren't special
Or ones of your own!:-)

There, now I've done it
Paid no heed to my dog, Earl Ell,
Not to worry though, dearie
I've secrets won't tell.

Kindred spirits?
Well, yes, I'd say so and more
Though land lay between us
No distance before (us).

Puzzle that out if you will
Watch your mail for hints
By Yuletide you just might
Figure out who your Sant is!

Ho!Ho!Ho!


27 Oct 04 - 02:56 AM (#1308386)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: The Fooles Troupe

Actually in my younger days, I quite like Perry Como. I think the old 'crooners' really did know how to sing technically rather well - most of them grew up in the days before much in the way of artificial amplification, so they had to learn how to use their voices properly.

Robin


27 Oct 04 - 03:48 AM (#1308418)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennieG

Santa,

I will make sure the chimney is not blocked when you fly over! Just watch out for a large ginger cat on our roof, that's Belle - she likes to sit on the edge of the chimney when she's not inside eating.

Cheers
JennieG who is still trying to be very very good......


27 Oct 04 - 06:46 AM (#1308483)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sorcha's Secret Santa

They seek him here, they seek him there, they seek him everywhere!


Ho! Ho! Ho!


27 Oct 04 - 06:59 AM (#1308489)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Secret Santa

Dear Mary,

I have told Boris the Chief Elf and Delvene the Elvene to stop mucking around and get back to work. Delvene hasn't finished her shopping for you yet, she is very naughty and has been spending a lot of time lately with Boris among the empty Santa Sacks. I would rather not know what they are doing. The reindeer are looking a bit dazed lately too.

Best Regards
Santa


27 Oct 04 - 07:11 AM (#1308493)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,artbrooks ss

Me and the elves going into the big city tomorow to look for a gift i'm getting quiet excited


27 Oct 04 - 07:17 AM (#1308498)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,JenEllen SS

I have only a two year old list of hints to look at which I discovered after an extensive search, is there any chance of an update? pretty please JESS


27 Oct 04 - 09:51 AM (#1308612)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,el Santo Secreto de Open Mike

Feliz Halloween, Open Mike.

Espero que usted esté bien. Tengo una pregunta para usted. ¿Qué los Egipcios antiguos envolvieron a sus momias adentro?

Tenga un día agradable. Adiós para ahora.

el Santo Secreto


27 Oct 04 - 10:03 AM (#1308622)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Venus de Battendorf

Oh Goddess of bats
and batterer of Gods
ye Gods! let's Bat!
and toss for the odds!
my reindeers will flap
huge dragon like wings
and swoop through the stars
with strange pressies and things
don't go batty, goddess,
you know who I am
just think, Is there a santa?
..mulberry jam!!


27 Oct 04 - 05:04 PM (#1308983)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jennbrooks

I remain, all alone and alone-i-o. Do I have a Santa?


27 Oct 04 - 05:33 PM (#1309000)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sorcha

Not a lot of help for figuring out who you are, Santa, but at least I know I have one now! Ta!


27 Oct 04 - 05:58 PM (#1309015)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

The foodstuff rules have just been changed for Australia to the USA according to our postmaster. Very complicated it all is too. I sent Violet Crumbles to a couple of people a few months back with no problems but I was told it won't be so easy any more. Joy


27 Oct 04 - 06:29 PM (#1309038)
Subject: Crane Driver
From: GUEST

Crane Driver, Crane Driver,
I know where you live.
Hints a FEW, what to do?
I'm really in a tive. SS


27 Oct 04 - 06:35 PM (#1309043)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Crane Driver's Secret Santa

That last Guest post was me!


27 Oct 04 - 07:45 PM (#1309094)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: vectis

OOOOh! I've found my Santa.
I've been really really good Santa. Promise (without fingers crossed). I've even posted some hints.
Now I'm feeling warm and wanted.
I've gotta Santa.
I've gotta Santa.
Whoopee!


28 Oct 04 - 12:54 AM (#1309301)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Chanteyranger

Well, I've always found that the fun is in the surprise, and have regarded the hints threads as an option for those who want something more specific. I can see now that these threads are regarded as part and parcel of the S. Santa etiquette, so in the spirit of it, here is my hint for my Santa, in the form of a riddle:

When I get in my Carr, I feel alienated. It's a mystery. Help me, Caleb!

If you get the answer, please don't post it. This is for my Santa! Thanks.

Chanteyranger


28 Oct 04 - 03:55 AM (#1309352)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,pegsverysecretsantatatatatatata

If I don't get any hints soon, its a bucket of coal my girl
Come on give old santatatata a break, pretty please......


28 Oct 04 - 04:31 AM (#1309365)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Does my secret santa want to give me any hints on who they are?! cllr


28 Oct 04 - 05:53 AM (#1309395)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Pseudolus' SS: Aha, Big Hints or Red Herrings??? So, the Russian Steppes it is then (or perhaps where worms are reverently placed in bottles)! Will send my spies out immediately to search the tall grasses for the tiniest scraps in this wild paperchase seeking for the truth!!

So tricky these hints coming not from my Own Dear Secret Santa, but from another's who may or may not know who, where or what they are. Who do I believe? Where do I turn? Oh Woe is me & thrice Woe.... Secret Santa, Where are you?????


28 Oct 04 - 06:22 AM (#1309408)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the World Renowned Tinker

Having such fun finding gifts for your Stocking!

Just in case you'd like a clue - the lawn outside my window currently contains 4 Squirrels and 2 Jays along with a whole bunch of small birds. Not for long though as there's a Black Cat in the bushes watching the situation very closely.


28 Oct 04 - 09:49 AM (#1309523)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Kim C

Wow! I have a UK Santa yet again?!!? How fun is that!!!! Seems like letters take a week from across the pond, packages probably 4-6. I'm not entirely sure. On this side, that's what they tell us, anyway.

My Santee is over there too. Guess I better get busy! (Already know what I'm going to send - just gotta get out and get it!)


28 Oct 04 - 10:53 AM (#1309573)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

My secret Santa must be a poker player--and the cards are held VERY close to the vest! Not a clue! Not a peep!


28 Oct 04 - 12:09 PM (#1309639)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's clued-in SS

Aha, now we are getting somewhere! Better go and round up those elves and put them to work. They should have a good suntan by now.

Any other little hints you care to leave lying around for your Santa to find?


28 Oct 04 - 12:52 PM (#1309681)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

But but Santa that's an awful tease of a clue.... Do you know how many Mudcatters actually admit to owning a Blck cat???? And it would be so easy to suck me into a search instead of housecleaning and laundry.... but I'll resist temptation and stay a good girl ... at least til night fall.

Tinker


28 Oct 04 - 01:09 PM (#1309689)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,4S, Sandra Sydney's Secret Santa

Well, Sandra dear, you sure you don't want to sit on my lap? Oh well, nevermind me then I am just a dirty old man or am I? I may be a dirty old woman as well. Hmmmm. Interesting thought. Anyways, I have tracked down something for you and am waiting for the rest. I'll give you a hint: it is something black and hard, flammable and comes from the hills of Virginia. Just kidding.


28 Oct 04 - 04:59 PM (#1309896)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,open mike's secret santa's santee

translated form spanish to english:
"Egyptian what the old ones surrounded to his momias inside?"
something about mummies?
something about what they were wrapped in?
or what they had inside?
anointed with?
linen? natron?
hey--i have been to the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose'
and there are several mummies there...and sarcophagusses
or is is sarcophogi?
and the most interesting thing..there are teeny tiny
glass jars or bottles made to hold the tears of the
mourners...no instructions of how to get thte tears in there...
that then would be buried with the dead, i believe...
http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/mummy/
the klprocess of mummification takes 70 days
so there is not time before christmas to do that..
so i guess that is not my present...to become a mummy..
or a mommy as that takes 9 months...
i am fascinated withi dung beetles...or scarabs...
but prefer to keep my brains in my head,
not having them removed with crochet hooks
as mummies do...yech!@
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/mummy/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/9906/mummies/

or perhaps you were trying to say that we should all
listen to Mumia? http://www.mumia.org/freedom.now/
MUMIA ABU-JAMAL a renowned journalist from Philadelphia
who has been on death row since 1981 for allegedly shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner....


28 Oct 04 - 05:29 PM (#1309920)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Firecat

Hiya, Santa!

"Witchlight" is Number 8, if that's any help! I know the last one of the series that was published over here was called "Strange Fate". I've got "Secret Vampire", "Daughters Of Darkness", "Enchantress" (might be called Spellcaster), "Dark Angel", "The Chosen" and "Soulmate". Those are the first 6.

I'm fine with proper silver, it's the nickel I'm allergic to.

Any autobiogs are great. I'm fascinated by them!

And finally, yes, I did used to be a Goth, but I'm not a proper one any more, although I do still mostly wear black!!

I'm even more excited now!!

Hope those help!

Loads of VERY HAPPY love and butterflies,
Firecat!!

xoxoxoxoxox


28 Oct 04 - 05:34 PM (#1309927)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Morticia's Santa

Hey, Morticia! Do you want a gift? I got some ideas from Liz, but a note would be good.


28 Oct 04 - 06:15 PM (#1309972)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Crane Driver

Hey Santa! What an amazing coincidence - I know where I live too. But do you know where I'll be on Christmas eve?

Hints? Well, I did the standard hint-thing on the sensible(ish) thread - yeah, I know, last place anyone would look for me . . .

Surprise me.

BTW, you're getting the hang of this poetry thing - keep practicing!

Happy whotknots,
Andrew


28 Oct 04 - 07:07 PM (#1310010)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Firecat's Satisfied Santa

Off to the used book store!!!


28 Oct 04 - 07:12 PM (#1310016)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,JennBrooks' Santa/armadillo wrangler

There, there, dear Jenn, don't worry! Did you think Santa would forget you??? Where is your faith, girl? It's not even November yet! I'm currently looking into a live armadillo for you, complete with exercise wheel and fruit basket. Iin case that falls through, I have a couple of fall-back positions, but could use a little more info. What kind of knitting do you like to do, and what kind of beading: jewelry? purses?? wallhangings?? Glass beads (seed, trade, or)? Ethno clunky? Stone chip? Tho not a beader I am somewhat conversant with these items from a past life. Also let me know if you have thought of anything else your heart desires, always assuming you've been good?


28 Oct 04 - 07:39 PM (#1310041)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Oh, she's been good!!!


28 Oct 04 - 07:44 PM (#1310045)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bet's NearNeighbour Secret Santa

You are just down the road from me at The North Pole - So I CAN keep an eye on you in the run up to The Big Day !!!! So BE GOOD !!!


28 Oct 04 - 10:56 PM (#1310167)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: bet

A near neighbor? I have found out here in Alaska a near neighbor maybe 1,000 miles away or next door. Hmmmmmm?


28 Oct 04 - 11:14 PM (#1310183)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennyO

Hello my santa-of-few-words....

All I know so far is that you are not going to give me morphine, for which I am grateful, anyway.

Any chance of a few clues as to where you are????

Jenny (waiting patiently down here in the antipodes)


29 Oct 04 - 01:02 AM (#1310242)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Chanteyranger

Another hint: I collect political campaign badges. National, state, local, foreign, quirky candidates, etc.

If you don't have the goods on the riddle hint (my previous post) or a badge, no problem! I'm fine with a surprise gift. Thanks, Santa.

Chanteyranger


29 Oct 04 - 01:58 AM (#1310277)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,stillriversages verrrrry secret santa

oh ye of little faith! I'm just sitting here in the workshop twiddling my thumbs while the elves work, and making sure you're behaving yourself

it'd be nice if one of them would think to bring me a cup of tea every now and again - but I suppose you can't have everything

so sit back and be patient - good things come to she who waits.


29 Oct 04 - 02:51 AM (#1310284)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mudlark

To the Master of Mysterioso Mondo Santas...

Mudlark here, entrigued, enticed but unilluminated,
despite having mulled and mumbled and ruminated.
Your style is most charming, but content obscure--
For a Santa you are living up to your moniker, I fear.

I did glean a whiff of a hint of a suggestion
Though the way it was put did quite beg the question:
Metoaphoically speaking we may see the same star?
But in point of fact the package must travel quite far.

If true, my stalling
Is appalling.


29 Oct 04 - 10:02 AM (#1310522)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

Ah, Bliss! A voice from the darkness. . . of the north pole!


29 Oct 04 - 10:05 AM (#1310525)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

We'll leave a cuppa tea in a thermos for you. . . is Yunnan good for you, or do you prefer Darjeeling? And would you prefer cookies or biscuits (digestives?) with that?

digging digging digging for clues

SRS


29 Oct 04 - 10:25 AM (#1310535)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the Fabulously Famous Tinker

So, you're still being good & doing the chores are you? Hope so cos Santa's sack is filling up with wee pressies!


29 Oct 04 - 10:42 AM (#1310542)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

My Guru's Secret Santa's Secret Secretary: I firmly believe that anything is possible within the MudCat, especially if the right keys are tapped at the right times *grin* Many thanks for your hints, goodness knows I need 'em, but should I believe 'em??? Aye, there's the rub.... *HoHoHo*


29 Oct 04 - 12:29 PM (#1310654)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mr. Leadfinger's Gifted Santa

My dear sir:

It has come to our attention that you have not yet posted any hints as to what you might enjoy receiving for Christmas. Your Santa has asked me, Q. Marley Elvenson, to remind you in the nicest possible way that should we not receive some clue, however slight, we will be forced to take Certain Steps.

Your Santa has further directed me to state, quite unequivocally, that should she or he not have received such clues no later than 12 o'clock midnight, GMT, Sunday, October 31, 2004, you will be "damned lucky to get anydamnedthing at all" (quotes Santa's).

Thanking you for your prompt attention to this matter, I remain,

Your obedient servant,
Q. Marley Elvenson, QC, OBE, BRB


29 Oct 04 - 03:24 PM (#1310809)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Leadfingers

I could have sworn that I had posted WAY back then that my 'hints' this year were just the same as Last Years !! Honest !!!


29 Oct 04 - 08:18 PM (#1311056)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa

Hello Mr Bald Eagle..... we will soon be packing up your goodies ready for the reindeer mail. Ho what fun

The elves


29 Oct 04 - 10:05 PM (#1311117)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: SINSULL

I changed my mind. Instead of the Yankees winning the pennant I want Kerry to win the election. OK, SS?


29 Oct 04 - 10:15 PM (#1311126)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Yes Santa, the Mister says I'm always good, even when I occaisionally run out of chore time... Does that count ?   Besides you keep saying really wild things about me. Can a housewife from New Jersey have World Renown ??? I'm guessing your prone to a bit of exaggeration. If I add that to the number of 'catters with Black cats I've probably narrowed it down to Oh about 50+ or so.....Can I get a continent clue???


30 Oct 04 - 07:46 AM (#1311321)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the vaguely well-known Tinker

Exaggeration? Moi???? Madam, you protest too much.....

Does this mean that you have Jays in the USA?


30 Oct 04 - 08:50 AM (#1311343)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

This is the type of Blue Jay found in my back yard. Is that the Jay you are referring too ???


30 Oct 04 - 10:18 AM (#1311373)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bet's Secret Santa

I am a near neighbour cos thats where Santa lives isnt it ?? The North Pole !! It wasnt intended to confuse , just to let you know that you are on the list !


30 Oct 04 - 11:11 AM (#1311409)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MBS Lynne's Secret Santa

Greetings.

Just letting you know that I'm currently steeping your gift in patchouli juice prior to shipping. That'll take a while.

Happy Halloween/Samhain.


30 Oct 04 - 04:07 PM (#1311628)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST, Secret Santa Him- or Herself of My Guru Alw

Whatsis? Reply to thread line can't cope with long identifiers? Oh Well. Dear, dear long suffering and patient My Guru Always Said, it is finally the weekend and I finally get a chance at the computer to write to you--after all, I don't get a grand government pension like some in this household, and I have to be out slaving away so I can afford to buy bonbons for the elves and bits of treats and little gifts and such--whine, whine, are there any crackers and cheese to go with that whine, we say around here. Anyway, I'm glad he- or she- the other mudcat at this address- is such a good secretary, and he- or she also does a fair job of dishwashing, laundry, and sweeping the odd floor, but I digress. It's just so lovely having computer time! Anyway, I like women's voices too, and there are a couple of things in that line that I like and you might too--and as her- or himself says, busy hands are happy hands, so there might be something in the making for you, too. Never despair. I really don't get to hang around the computer much, for one thing there's usually another body parked in the chair--but I will try to be a better correspondant--Love,--whoops!


30 Oct 04 - 04:17 PM (#1311639)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jennbrooks

Dear Santa! I'm pretty excited about that armadillo. Wonder what the cats will make of it. (Lunch?) I like to knit socks and mittens 'cause they make up fast. Of beads, mostly seed bead things. I like small crystals or stone chips or charms or molded/sculpted/relief patterned ones--I guess small is the operational word. Oh, I just bead earrings and other fairly delicate jewelry and decorative bits. I learned from a pattern to make a three-dimensional hummingbird (seed beads) about the size of the real thing--stuff like that. Enough about me already! Are you having a nice run-up to Christmas or the solstice holiday of your choice, I hope?


30 Oct 04 - 07:19 PM (#1311768)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,A Curmudgeonly Santa

Well, have you been good?

You'd better have been!

I'm looking out for various treats for you from somewhere in the world (no clues as to where though!) and I've got the elves busy too.

Christmas is coming!


31 Oct 04 - 01:57 AM (#1311963)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,JennBrooks' Secret Santa/Armadillo Wrangler

Dear Jenn...I'm very glad to hear from you. Now that you know I'm "on your case" so to speak, I think I can depend on you staying good, at least until your package arrives. Now, um, about that armadillo. Being Santa I'm not allowed to force an armadillo into anything about which he or she has the least reservation. I probably shouldn't have mentioned the cats. I'm not sure cats even believe in Santa Claus, or that they would see me as a valid cat-type reason to be good even if they did.

In case the armadillo backs out I will put the additional information regarding your knitting and beading to good use. However, you seem to live in an unpronounceable town. I hope I wont need to ask for directions!

A full-size 3D seed bead hummingbird sounds delightful, as do you, I must say.      

Santa/AW


31 Oct 04 - 03:44 AM (#1312012)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rustic Rebel

Oh me Santa, me Santa,
I know that your out there.
Will you appear in a dream,
since I don't see you around here?


31 Oct 04 - 05:21 AM (#1312033)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the Marvellously Musical Tinker

Aha, your lovely Blue-Jay doesn't look as large as our Jay, so the answer is No (yet again). However, your Blue-Jay looks to be the same size as our Nuthatch, which is about the same size as a Kingfisher!

Note to self: will have to learn how to give decent Hints!!

Meanwhile, your stocking is filling up Dear Tinker.....


31 Oct 04 - 06:38 AM (#1312051)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Tinker's Secret Santa's Little Helpers

Just putting a Clue in the Post to be opened before Christmas. Though by the time you receive it you may not need it!


31 Oct 04 - 06:53 AM (#1312058)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sandra in Sydney

Dear Santa, how intriguing.

And I suppose it'd be a good idea for me to start thinking of good clues for my santee, the few so far have been whimpy little clues (not wonderful & clever & fantastic & marvellous & unique like the ones you dispense!!

sandra


31 Oct 04 - 06:54 AM (#1312059)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Seaking (From the house with the BIG chimney

Dear SS

Sorry, I missed your telegram sent 24th Oct, it's only just arrived. I think the pigeon took a wrong turn at Mablethorpe (all that metal stuff in those Gas Terminals plays havoc with their built in radars).

Siamese Elephants...Mmm, got to say I sympathise with the reindeers there. Need to consider the neighbours here as well, two weeks without food or company is a long time for a fully grown beast of that 'mass' to remain content-mind you the roses in the garden would no doubt benefit fully. Liked the bit about the red velvet and silver bells though, very tempting and has a certain ring to it.

Where's this Abitration place then ? Looked up Multimap and it's not listed. Anywhere near Ipswich ??

Cheers SS

HMS


31 Oct 04 - 07:02 AM (#1312060)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,with a warped sense of humor

LOL, Tinker's SS! I clicked on your "nuthatch" link only to find that the nuthatch "is a plump bird about the size of a great tit"

That brings up all sorts of images in an American mind....


31 Oct 04 - 07:22 AM (#1312065)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Thank You Santa ! That was a great clue ! The maps on the side helped even my foggy eyed morning brain get the message. I get a clue to open before Christmas ??? Ohhh that makes the anticipation even higher... Hmmmm location, plus cat, plus exaggeraton, plus very helpful....

tinker


31 Oct 04 - 08:16 AM (#1312083)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Micca'sYuleTime,Spirit Kin,Solstice Fairy pe

Perhaps your reading these and perhaps your not
The decision making process with conflict is frought
Your gift is forbidden but approved by and by
The continual swirling between good and bad
Makes etheral decisions a royal pain, my dear lad
From Samhain to Solstice the time quickly flies
But the pile of dear pressies is beginning to climb


31 Oct 04 - 08:24 AM (#1312089)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Ever Optimistic Santa

You and me both deary. But apart from putting my X in the right box, there ain't a lot I can do. There are evil forces at work ... mutter mutter siiiighhhhhh.

Anyway, it'll give me a chance to take the reindeer out for a trial run to Alaska before the Big Night!


santa
who almost signed this 'inappropriately'!


31 Oct 04 - 08:36 AM (#1312098)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Moonglows secret Santa persons personal assi

Ah Ha, Dear Moonglow, you didnt think I was paying attention? Now at Halloween things are developing and some progress is being made towards a present type resolution of the current situation, a further statement will be issued by a spokesperson as the Festive season draws closer.
pp and on behalf of your
Secret Santa


31 Oct 04 - 09:25 AM (#1312130)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Micca

Dear Secret Santa, due to an "enforced" absence at the Getaway and then being toured around the east coast of the USA, then being Jet lgged as I neveer have before, I have only just caught up with these threads, It might be unwise to credit too much to reports from the Getaway!!! as they may have been "folk processed" especially any reports of songs sung at Nancy Kings "songs so Bad they are good" workshop!!!, I am happy to rely on your judgement, Many thanks, Micca


31 Oct 04 - 09:34 AM (#1312134)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

dear FUSS,

you are so far away (or are you?) that i need some clues.. someone has hinted that you may be an appalachian dulcimer player from mongolia. another purports that you may be a knit-wit from the isle of sheep. but if you can reveal yourself in some way, i will call it a miracle....

freda


31 Oct 04 - 10:44 AM (#1312181)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The Inestimable Kringle of Mr. Leadfingers

Hey, wadda ya mean ya t'ought ya posted oilier dat ya din't want nuttin' that ya din't want last year?

An' den ya ain't even considerate enough ta make a link to last year's wants for yer poor ol' Santa.

Geez, wadda tink I am? Some kinda Innernet gooroo er liberrian er sumpen?

Yer Santa ain't nuttin' but a poor plucker, busy pluckin' fer a few paltry pence when the cops don't make him er her move on, move on, yer blockin' the path.

Well, okay. Yer gonna git it.

Hope ya like stinky rotten praties.


31 Oct 04 - 11:35 AM (#1312217)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Dear Santa,
Many thanks for your hints & tips, though I'll admit to being verrry confused! Questions running past my lonely brain cell are:

Was the Catter named as your Secret Secretary sending me a Red Herring (disinformation)or a Clue (helpful assistance) with "your SS lives where the seasons are at the same time of year as yours, but rain is rare and there are more cactuses than crocuses."???

Are you Kris or Kristina Kringle? (excellent news that there is a MudCatter partnership within the North Pole but would advise that a more balanced amount of keyboard time be arranged between both parties!)

Your comment of "crackers and cheese to go with that whine, we say around here". is something dear to our hearts here in the UK. I personally have established 'wine & whine' evenings & also fervently believe in 'port & cheese parties'. So many parties, so much music, always one more festival - but I too digress!!!

Oh how I hope you'll still get a chance to send me some more clues for my befuddled brain cell to have a look at before you get busy again after the weekend.

Seasons Greetings & Happy Hallow'een *smile*


31 Oct 04 - 11:54 AM (#1312230)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

Ooooh, that sounds good! (I think!) I can hardly contain my excitement, but then, that's nothing unusual for me! Thank you, thank you in advance Secret Santa

Happy Samhain!!

Love Lynne


31 Oct 04 - 04:47 PM (#1312468)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Barb'ry's santa fairy

Are you being a good little girl?

Your fairy knows, you know!

Who's going to get coal in her stocking??


31 Oct 04 - 07:22 PM (#1312568)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Santa-Type Person

Well Nancy -

The elves have come up trumps - seems they've made their own CD, which they reckon has some "good" harmony singing on it. Well, we do live in a country famed for it, but I wouldn't rely to much on that. I've got them out now, scouring the local markets for items of "craft" to add to your pile of pressies. Bearing in mind that the locals are mainly reknown for not coming through on the deal, I hope you're good at handling disappointments. Still, we'll do what we can.

Best of luck.

You'll need it.

NKS-TP.


01 Nov 04 - 12:05 AM (#1312741)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of My Guru Always Said

Actually, it's been raining quite a bit lately, for here and there are no cactuses at all in our yard, thank goodness--I have sort of a magnetic attraction for the prickles. No crocuses, either. Green thumbs are in short supply, too, though we do try. Hope that helps. Yes, it is a mudcatter partnership, as you put it, but do you really think I should tell you what is which and which is whom? I'm glad you guys do the "whine" thing, too--good whine is a blessing--and I think you will smile to know that my sister and some of her friends get together for "stitch and bitch"--

I need a clue, oh Guru, my Guru--(Oi, the partner would surely agree with that!)--You like purple and black--any other colors? Any particular purple or purples? And do you prefer gold or silver with your jewels?

The weekend is nearly over, so I have to go--


01 Nov 04 - 01:05 AM (#1312771)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: alison

sniff.... boohoo.... sniff....
my santa seems to have forgotten me...... and I was being good too!!

ah well looks like its time to get naughty!!

slainte

alison


01 Nov 04 - 04:49 AM (#1312862)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Helen

Santa doesn't love me, Santa really hates me, I think I'll go and eat WORMS.

Or red bellied black snakes - now that would get Santa's attention, wouldn't it?

Helen


01 Nov 04 - 08:44 AM (#1312988)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Partridge

I wish my santa would play.............

Pat x


01 Nov 04 - 01:07 PM (#1313290)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: selby

So do I Pat


01 Nov 04 - 05:57 PM (#1313606)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Come on secret santas if you agreed to take part you should play the game and have fun.


01 Nov 04 - 06:26 PM (#1313636)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Nancy King

Santa dear, I can handle anything. Well, almost. But it sounds like my luck is doing just fine! I'm counting the days...

Nancy


01 Nov 04 - 07:08 PM (#1313661)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Where's my santa & santee? - Baah Humbugs

No news yet from my Santa or santee - I've tried to play but I seem to be Billy No Mates!   

Pariah Heap (sob sob)


01 Nov 04 - 08:45 PM (#1313721)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

My Secret Santa is playing, but his/her clues are just a wee bit obscure for me......


02 Nov 04 - 03:41 AM (#1313906)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,pegsverysecretsantatatatatatata

At last Peg you given me some hints. I can get rid of the bucket of coal. I'll be a busy santa this weekend, by monday there will be something winging its way to you. But where from?? wait and see

be good now, santas watching
ho ho ho


02 Nov 04 - 04:31 AM (#1313929)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,frankly the people's republic has a celtic l

The cast and crew here at the workshop has packaged up a little gift.
Now we just have to find the best route for the reindeer...oh, must not go over Iceland, let's see, shall we go East to get to the Far East,
or shall we plan our path to be oriented to another direction? And it
appears as if the International Date Line is near at hand...perhaps
we can arrive before we depart? hmmmm....now if Shanghai is at
Latitude   31.18N, Longitude        121.29E I wonder how the
reindeer will fly!! I hope the pandas don't frighten them.


02 Nov 04 - 07:31 AM (#1314002)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,artbrooks ss

That's good I will keep it up.
The elves are busy working away and to help you locate me I have a slight Washington link


02 Nov 04 - 09:23 AM (#1314065)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Santa [very secret!] AGAIN! AGAI

Sheesh, I done looked at dem ol' posts, (not many), an I done looked at dem ol' hints, an' de noo ones, an' I tink yo gwine ter git a little sumfink dat suits a 55 year old Ohianess. In dis ol' nort pole branch, dere's a lack o' de holiday spirit, but dat's becos 2 o' my reindeer done gone widout me, an I don't got time to replace dem befo Christmastide, so maybe I gwine be a tad later dis yeah.
Gotta go, de black eyed peas an' de hominy grits done arrived.
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02 Nov 04 - 12:01 PM (#1314214)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Rapaires decimally challenged Santa

Whoever this Dewey was he didn't make things easy so from now on I'm sticking to the Hughie and Louis system much more reliable. Now let's see what we can reenact with that lot!


02 Nov 04 - 01:11 PM (#1314290)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Crane Driver's SSSSSS

Oh the North Wind does blow
And we have lots of snow
The T.V.s berzerk
But the internets work
Santa's filled an order
Now waiting for elves to finish the border
What could it be?
You'll have to wait and see. SS


02 Nov 04 - 04:09 PM (#1314468)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Micca

Rapaires SS, if you are having trouble with Dewey remember

" Dewey was the morning
upon that First of May
and Dewey was the Admirial
down in Manila Bay
and dewey were the Spaniards eyes
those orbs of black and blue
and do we feel discouraged?
I dew not think we dew!!


02 Nov 04 - 04:22 PM (#1314481)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Dear, Dearest Santa & Partner, such a pleasure to hear from you although so far your hints have not assisted in my search. I must be the Dumbest Santee ever, I just know that I'll never, ever guess your name. I will have to continue with my research & digging & hope that one day you'll give me a Hint big enough to open my eyes... (is your profile up to date????)

As for colours I suppose that all shades of purple are wonderful & blue & green are also really good colours. I'll admit to having a complete hatred of the colour Red (apologies to our own dear Mr Red) and am not keen on Orange or Yellow either - except rainbows are fabulous!! Most of my jewellery is currently in silver-tone as my favourite dressing-up pendant is a beautiful rainbow moonstone. Choosing earrings for work is a problem/joy I face daily!

BTW, Just love the sound of 'stitch & bitch evenings' *huge smile*


02 Nov 04 - 10:05 PM (#1314710)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jennbrooks

Dear Santa,

Thanks for writing. It's nice to correspond with someone so sensitive to creature rights!

Don't worry about finding this town--you just go west to Denver and turn south.

I don't know if the cats believe in Santa Claus (meaning no offense) but they sure enough do not believe in being good.

Don't work too hard, Santa. I know this is a tough season for you, so take time to drink the cocoa and smell the gingerbread--

Jenn


03 Nov 04 - 06:43 AM (#1315005)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sweet SuevG's veryGood Santa

Hi Sue- have you started your Christmas baking yet?

Don't forget a carrot for me and mince pies for Rudolf...or something...


03 Nov 04 - 09:37 AM (#1315162)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the Fantabulous Tinker

Well I am beside myself (should be used to this at the amount of different places I have to be in on Christmas Eve)!!!

I have good news & bad news.......

The good news is that I've found your PERFECT PRESSIE!!!!!

The bad news is that I've realised that all the chocolate is making your Christmas Parcel much too heavy, so Guess What??? I'm going to share it out amongst the elves. But remember Dear Tinker, it's the thought that counts & we'll think of you while we're enjoying it!


03 Nov 04 - 09:50 AM (#1315179)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Firecat's Very Sagacious Santa

Well, I haven't gotten to the used book store yet...but I did get some odd postal cards in a jumble sale and will have some friends post them for me. One of my elves, who is very talented, bless her heart, wants to know if you have an opinion regarding red and midnight blue in close juxtiposition?


03 Nov 04 - 10:01 AM (#1315194)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,My Guru's Secret Santa

Dear Guru,

Don't be putting yourself down as a dumb Santee--you sound plenty smart to me! I do so share your opinions of which colors look good! 'Course, the other mudcat here thinks color coordinating means seeing how many different shades of green you can pack onto your body at the same time, and he's not even Irish, or at least, not much.

Life is closing in on me a little--nothing to worry about, I assure you--so letters may be a little few and far between until 11/11--though you may hear from my roommate. Keep on being good. I'll be thinking of you.

Love,

Santa


03 Nov 04 - 02:17 PM (#1315500)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Kim C's Aunty Santy

Six weeks to send a parcel from here (no clues there!) to yours?
Is Rudolph on a "glo-slow" again? - must get posting.........
Meanwhile those pesky pixies have come up with an explosive mince meat which will ensure that your pressie will self destruct if you open it before Christmas - perhaps I ought to feed that to the reindeers.........
Clue (2) best wishes from the Shire and the home of Christmas trees


03 Nov 04 - 04:09 PM (#1315606)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Crane Driver

Yo there Santa!

The poetry lessons are starting to pay off!

Food for thought there - clues? or red herrings?

I'll keep my thoughts under wraps - no need to make a bigger fool of myself than nature intended.

Mind how you go - I gather the polar icecap is melting fast.

Happy thingmas
Andrew


03 Nov 04 - 04:35 PM (#1315636)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Seeeeeeeeeecret Santy!

Well - it's all coming together, slowly but surely...

Sorry if you thought I'd forgotten - but I've been out and about a bit of late...


03 Nov 04 - 05:54 PM (#1315710)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Hey, GUEST,with a warped sense of humor, sure we have Great Tits over here in the UK. We also have Long-Tailed Tits too *grin*


04 Nov 04 - 01:25 PM (#1316650)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Firecat

It sounds lovely, bit like a sky at sunset, when the top bit's dark and the sun's still a tiny bit visible at the bottom!

*goes into a dream of sunsets*


04 Nov 04 - 03:16 PM (#1316769)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Partridge's Santa

Now be patient; pear trees do not get regular postal service you know, especially when the mail is coming from overseas.


04 Nov 04 - 03:56 PM (#1316817)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Dear Secret Santa,

I did some quick research and it appears that elves have a very nasty and addictive relationship to chocolate. It can cause opium-like dream states and I would hate to have your workforce decimated that way at this time of year. I would like to suggest that I will promise the reindeer and extra special assortment of apples, carrots and sugar cubes if they would kindly help you deliver my special pressie.

Sincerely,

Fantabulous Tinker


PS I did note you are one of the few Mudcatters comfortable enough with HTML to add italics and bolding to your posts.....hmmmmm


04 Nov 04 - 08:01 PM (#1317077)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Micca's Solstice Fairy Godperson type being

Okay Mr. Contradiction in terms,

On a whirlwind and a gentle breeze
With the Scared and Profane
Your gift has been assembled
And will soon wing through the mail

I'm thinking you may understand parts of it better than I, your will is one noisey cuss. Maybe I should've stuck with the rocks.

MSFGTB


05 Nov 04 - 12:20 AM (#1317247)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: bet

Aaaaaaaaaaaah! I just got back from Santa's House here at the North Pole. This could be serious. Santa has gone on vacation for the month of November! Sitting in his big beautiful chair is a hand written sign saying, "he'd see us all in December". Now I understand that he/she works hard but is Novemeber the month to be taking a vacation when we have all sent in our want list...
What to do, w h a t t o d o,   w h a t   t o   d o ?


05 Nov 04 - 04:15 AM (#1317399)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Partridge

Oh, Santa, you do exist! I will do my best to be patient, but I can't help being excited. Over seas you say........mmmm So I can safely say that you don't come from Yorkshire then?

cheers santa,

Pat x


05 Nov 04 - 12:25 PM (#1317887)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Partridge's Santa

Yorkshire has a vile climate, I agree, but the ice cap retreated some centuries ago -- forcing me to relocate to an area with less congenial neighbours. The Canadian Forces station on Ellesmere Island has an antenna farm that makes an excellent slalom run for an airborne sleigh, but apart from that it's a long way to the pub.


05 Nov 04 - 12:53 PM (#1317931)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's Oh-So-VERY-Secret Santa

My dear, I have been poking around the holiday fripperies and furbellows in the "extra specially good santees" cabinet and am happy to say I've found a thing or two with your name on them. Nothing bituminous for our Khatt this year!

Santa


05 Nov 04 - 02:34 PM (#1318071)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: katlaughing

Santa takes November off??!!! The nerve of that guy. What's he expect us all to do...I am sure he didn't let the ELVES off, now did he?!! Thanks for the report, bet!


05 Nov 04 - 05:56 PM (#1318277)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the Tenaciously Thinking Tinker

Aha, so you noticed my deliberate clue (phew, almost slipped up there), will need to start back-pedalling on the clue front or you'll guess me before your parcel is properly packed!

Must admit I had been wondering about the Elves, they've not been themselves since that crate of Port went missing a couple of nights ago - they've been dressing up in cocktail frocks and accessories (fur & feathers) to match. Really quite a worry so close to X-Day as you can imagine. Maybe I should rethink the chocolate sharing, there must be some other way to get them all working propery again - we do have a deadline to meet.

ps. the reindeer are looking forward to their visit & were wondering if you ever happen to have any toffee apples around your person....


05 Nov 04 - 06:52 PM (#1318330)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa's elves

bet thanks for telling it like it is! Its true we elves don't get a vocation in November.... work work work. Our next task is to visit ' Old small apple' to locate the last item on santa's list. There Mr BaldEagle is that a clue to our location? We hope to catch the reindeer mail collection by next week.

Elves


06 Nov 04 - 06:56 AM (#1318697)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Dear Santa & Santa's Partner: Many thanks for the various hints in your last post, am adding them to the growing jig-saw puzzle which as usual will end up with at least one vital piece missing. But I'm guessing that you've been a Santa before and understand the long tortuous route involved in keeping your Santee confused right up until the last. Very much like our 'Morse' or 'Taggart' programs on TV in the UK.

I'm hoping that things aren't a real problem for you just now, your message of 'nothing to worry about' is like saying to someone 'don't look just now'. But maybe you're just real busy at whatever work it is that you're occupied in.

Meanwhile I'm being as good as a person can be when there's chocolate in the fridge & drinks in the cupboard ready for you on Christmas Eve. Have ordered a large tub of Oats to be warmed for your Reindeer, and a few other tasty treats too of course!

More Clues please when you have a chance Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss Kringle, blessings be upon your workshop.....


06 Nov 04 - 09:11 AM (#1318761)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,My GAS's Santa's Secret (and lonely) Secreta

Dear Guru: your Santa is off for a week visiting Santa's Mom. It was a long trip, since the raindeer are resting up for their big night next month, and the broom is in the shop for maintenence. Santa flew east about 1300 miles from here, but won't get as far as the ocean this time. Addition hints is it? Let me give it a go....Santa has never spent much time on Mudcat before, although is certainly the musician in the family, and had to have lessons on logging in and out...Santa has excellent craft skills, and will be making beaded stuff for at least 2 Secret Santees...any postal cards received will represent either the place they depict or the place from whence they were mailed, but not both (at least not all the time)...anything I say here may or may not be the truth...I haven't seen you in MudChat lately.

Sincerely, MGASSS&LS


07 Nov 04 - 12:44 AM (#1319304)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's Secret Santa

Yoooooohooooooo, Champagne Carole!

Your secret Santa is hoping for some hints and clues as to what you'd like to get in your stocking besides coal! DO you like sweets? Howsabout some regional specialty from Your Secret Santa's own locale? DO you like to read....go to the cinema? DO you garden? What music do you like. Secret Santa wants to know and also wants know if you;'ve been a GOOD GIRL this year?

Do you even celebrate Christmas? If so, do you keep a tree? If not, what holidays do you celebrate. Secret Santa wants to be politcally correct.

HOHOHO
Oy-veh
Blessed Be
Let the Good times roll

PS. I know Champagne Carole isn't as frequent a poster as some, so if you know her, make her aware she has a Secret Santa, okay?


07 Nov 04 - 06:53 AM (#1319436)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Catherine Jayne

OOO!!! Great to hear from you Santa!!

Looking forward to Yule!!


07 Nov 04 - 07:04 AM (#1319442)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Well, I've just spent a vacant hour going through this thead & the Hints thread too. I crossed & double-crossed, made a list, tore it up, made another list & got out the tippex. Repaired the first list with sellotape (that's durex to any Ozzies), used a pink high-lighter pen & my conclusions are like this:

There are at least 76 Catters playing although some seem to be strangely silent & perhaps not have as many Reindeer or hidden treasures as we first thought. There are at least 10 possible hopefuls or Red Herrings.

Have observed that there is a Locator Page in order to see at a glace where Catters Live including their postcodes/zips (or flies to us Yookers). However, this list seems to be sadly lacking & could be quite out of date taking into account intercontinental Catter Marriages etc.

My next step on the search for truth is to cross-check the first (repaired or durexed) list against the list of Catters who have been brave enough to post Profiles.

At this point I may be scheduling in a trip around the local charity shops to purchase a relatively recent Atlas of the World having noted that Multimap does not give enough overall information about various continents (or incontinents)

This plan may or may not be of assistance in tracking down my elusive Santa (1,500 miles East of normal location apparently), but it is likely to prove how few Catters involved in playing have actually given enough information within their profiles. (Leadfingers would be so pleased if Catters could get them up to date, though I think Pene Azul may be run ragged if this little scheme of mine works......)

Now on my second bottle of Port on a Sunday Morning when there's chores to be done (see what you guys made me do?) Woe is me......


07 Nov 04 - 10:10 AM (#1319536)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MyGAS's Santa's Secretary

Sorry, luv, but neither the alphabetical nor geographic locator pages will be a bit of help in locating your Santa. Your Santa also has no profile or picture posted. Terry would disapprove.

Port? Good port or that cheap screw-top muck? My honesty is above reproach, but there are exceptions to every rule. Now, methinks you protestith too much; you say its Sunday morning there, yet you posted four minutes after noon Mudcat time. That is officially defined as "sun over the yardarm," so I'd think it was allright.


07 Nov 04 - 10:33 AM (#1319547)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

My guru, what an interesting bit of research you've done! I must congratulate you on your perseverence.

SRS


07 Nov 04 - 03:24 PM (#1319766)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Thanks SRS, but it's obviously been a complete waste of time (perseverance or sheer idiocy?)*grin*.

Enjoyed the Port though (screw-top Port - is there such a thing?)


07 Nov 04 - 03:33 PM (#1319770)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Micca

MGAS, yes there is , it is used for making Cumberland Sauce (so nice with Gammon and Ham)!!


07 Nov 04 - 05:25 PM (#1319890)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Thanks Micca, obviously my Secret Santa's Secret Secretary has inside information about your Sauces, this just has to be a good clue.....


07 Nov 04 - 05:50 PM (#1319908)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MyGAS's Secret Santa's Secret Secretary

It is a well known fact that, except for Micca, no one in England knows anything about wine. There are actually several wineries within five or ten miles of our home...none of them are well known, for good and sufficient reasons.


07 Nov 04 - 11:00 PM (#1320116)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Blackcatter

Kinda wish I could here from my Santa. I assume things are progressing nicely, but it'd be nice to hear . . .


08 Nov 04 - 03:03 AM (#1320182)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's busy secret Yule time fairy

Never fear my dear my dear I have been very busy.....Pagan Festivals to celebrate and fireworks to see....but your present is coming along nicely and should be placed in the hands of the postal service in the next couple of weeks!


08 Nov 04 - 05:55 AM (#1320247)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Leadfingers

Apologies to my S-Santa but I am another 'puter illiterate and cant do Blickies either !!!


08 Nov 04 - 06:00 AM (#1320249)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Partridge

So Santa, would it be true to say that you are across the pond? If you live anywhere near Ellesmere Island then I hope you remember to wear your vest, it sounds a little chilly. take care santa

Pat x


08 Nov 04 - 08:30 AM (#1320343)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

I might be able to add some carmel apples to the assortment if you're sure they've all had adequate dental care. Christmas delivery season would be a bad time for emergency tooth repair... Maybe I should package them to take home???

The local deer have some favorite nibbles in the garden. I'll put together a salad of garden leftover healthy treats as well. Rosehips are a big favorite as well as the tansy. My own Santee is getting a few green bits from the garden.

Tinker (in breathless anticipation)


08 Nov 04 - 12:22 PM (#1320587)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Blackcatter

Tanks Secret Santa - I believe, I believe!


08 Nov 04 - 04:03 PM (#1320655)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

I have told champagne carol and she will post soon Cllr


08 Nov 04 - 04:40 PM (#1320699)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Kath Westra's Secret Santa

Hi Kath,

Santa would like to send you a present, but he would also like some hints about what you would like??? Have you been a good girl this year or am I buying you coal like in the European tradition????


08 Nov 04 - 06:22 PM (#1320776)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

Oh, great and good Secret Santa! Oh, kind and generous Secret Santa!

Here I sit in the wilds of Idaho, oh so patiently awaiting your visit, even if you enlist the postal or other delivery service in your assistance. I have been soooooooooooooooo good all year long! Outstanding, in fact. No more of that hanky-panky with sleazy blondes wearing cowboy boots, no sir! I have done Done Good all year long.

But since you know me so well, I was wondering...

Could I call you "Seek"?

As in, "Ol' Seek was awful good to me this year" or "You ain't seen anyone ever as drunk as Ol' Seek was! Musta drunk down two gallons of rotgut!"


08 Nov 04 - 06:31 PM (#1320786)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Kris Kringle for the Leaden Digitized One

AW, too bad your never learned to make clickys!

But even so, I shall now give you some hints to my identity.

1. I'm surrounded by bumps.
2. I'm landlocked, and although there is a body of water of considerable size fairly close by it would be quite a journey to reach the ocean. But it could be done.
3. The Ocean mentioned in number 2 is either the Atlantic or the Pacific or both. You can ignore all the others, especially the Arctic.
4. Beer is brewed here.
5. I am either male or female, but not both or neither.
6. I am not located either north or south of 60, although I have lived there.
7. I live on a very large island.


09 Nov 04 - 09:36 AM (#1321390)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Champagne Carol

Dear Secret Santa,

I have been a very good girl this year, well, mostly!

I love sweets and would adore a regional specialty! I love reading, although I prefer to read stuff that gets me away from real life and has happy endings, I guess I never grew out of fairy stories! I go to the cinema occasionally, often to avoid gardening - actually I like nice gardens, but I never seem to have time to work in my own. I tend to like bouncy music that cheers me up when I hear it or lovely relaxing music to make me purr.

I do celebrate Christmas, I'm like a big kid with it. I decorate the house to within an inch of it's life in gold, red and green as early in December as I can get away with it, and I definitely have a tree. This year will be extra special as Cllr & I are going to my family for the day itself so we get to play with our nieces who are 2 and 5 - it's so nice to be with others who are certain that Santa really exists!

I've also been a good girl and filled in what seemed to be the standard sheet on BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004. Hope this helps.

Love & hugs,
Champagne Carol


09 Nov 04 - 09:57 AM (#1321408)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rapparee

Hey, Santa! If you're decimally challenged, can I have all your change (i.e., coins representing fractional units of USD 1.00 or its local equivalent) forever? Just box it up and ship it to me.

That way you don't have to deal with decimals.

Thanks.


09 Nov 04 - 03:44 PM (#1321814)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the 'out-of-breath' Tinker

Well, gifts all wrapped, packed & passed across to the Reindeer ready for delivery - they're really looking forward to their visit!

Now don't stop being good Tinker Dear, both parcels are full of magic. One is as light as the air and will be with you quite soon. The other is heavier & full of wonderful goodies, spells & recipies which will make it slower to arrive.

However, no peeking before I arrive on Christmas Eve to comfirm your presents! Looking (or guessing) too soon will cause the contents to disappear & the whole MadCat world will know what a bad girl you've been......


09 Nov 04 - 06:15 PM (#1321964)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa

Well Mr BaldEagle2 the elves have returned from the 'Old small apple' with bags full of goodies which are now wrapped and packed and awaiting reindeer mail collection. The package may take some time to reach your western shore.

ss


09 Nov 04 - 06:40 PM (#1321986)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

But But Santa....one came today and and that means I'm supposed to wait til Christmas ???!!!??? That's over a month !!! Now the name on the package isn't a Mudcat member, but I suppose "Old Keepers" is supposed to be a clue. My teenagers are offering to hide it for me to help me behave.... Like I want that kind of help. I can be patient. It is a virtue. Patience is a virtue. Really it is...

I think I've got to add tease to my clue list!

befuddled tinker


09 Nov 04 - 07:00 PM (#1322000)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS Teaser to Tinker

The pressie that those naughty gremlins delivered today is perfectly safe to be opened today and does not contain any 'self-destructive' magic spells. Obviously the sprites have managed to keep the pixies in line so that your 'before-Christmas' pressie has arrived safely, praise be to the Customs of your country.   

Abject apologies for any confusion caused, Enjoy....


09 Nov 04 - 09:30 PM (#1322140)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

JennBrooks Secret Armadillo Wrangler/Santa...

Don't think I've forgotten you, Jenn. Old Santa has been a bit under the weather lately, not his usual jolly self. A week on the sauce (wel...actually, it's something the elves brew up during the summer) and I'm now clean and sober and back on the job.   Still on the lookout for adrenalin junky armadillos that are willing to live with hungry cats, still stuffing a sack for your chimney...you HAVE a chimney, don't you? Have noted your directions...piece of cake. Now, having shaken off the after-effects of post election clinical depression, I'm ready to rock and roll. Be good!


10 Nov 04 - 12:42 PM (#1322502)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mooman's Secret Santa

I've been gathering gifties like a squirrel gathers acorns. Now they're piled up in the hall. (Well, "pile" might be a bit exaggerated, but it's a well-shaped little mound.) Now I need to make the wrapping paper (well, you see, I chew up cellulose-producing fibre and . . . nononono . . . makes me sound like a North American aquatic mammal who builds dams or a stingy type wasp).

In between all this activity, I will try to find a suitable shipping container so that the package can slide down the chimney, I mean, land in your postal recepticle before the bikinis are on the shop display manniquins. (In other words, well in time for the mid-winter holiday season.) I'd hate to make you wait until Robert Burns' Birthday or any other holiday after the end of December.

Your Red-Suited One Who Redistributes the Wealth
No, no, not Karl Marx, the other one!


10 Nov 04 - 01:16 PM (#1322540)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,4s or Sandra Sydney's Secret Santa

Well, Sandra I may be a little late tossing your pressies down your chimney. North Pole Yard has failed me so I have enlisted the aid of ESIO (Elven Security Intelligence Organisation). They have assured they will come through for me. Apparently they have many contacts such as the KIA (Kringle Intelligence Agency) and the PBI (Polar Bureau of Investigations), so I am sure we will have it for you!


10 Nov 04 - 02:03 PM (#1322607)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Thank You Santa !!!! I needed a pick me up today and you did great. Now the Mudcat Locator puts NO Mudcatters in Surrey, but I suppose there are clues out there if I'm just wise enought to find them...Or maybe I don't understand UK geography very well.... I'm having fun noticing that they didn't bother to match the seasons to the pictures in the calener. Beautiful country though, can I hitch a ride out there on your way by with the pressie???

Thanks again

Tinker


10 Nov 04 - 06:53 PM (#1322858)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: The Fooles Troupe

Useful hint:

Flash from the Chatroom "Sorcha is interested in earwig willies....."


10 Nov 04 - 08:28 PM (#1322931)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

To my Secret Santa. Been busy?? I haven't heard from you in a while. So you had a stint with catholic school to, huh? We should trade stories sometime. No hints to keep me guessing? It's sooooooo long yet til Christmas! Even tho I'm stinkin mad about....well, we won't go into that now, but I am trying to be good. Really.


11 Nov 04 - 01:15 AM (#1323145)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: JennieG

I am still trying to be very very good......

Cheers
JennieG


11 Nov 04 - 01:16 AM (#1323146)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: chris nightbird childs

Can someone buy me a pony pleeeeeeeeeeze!?


11 Nov 04 - 09:20 AM (#1323243)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Paco Rabanne

400. I thank you.


11 Nov 04 - 09:59 AM (#1323276)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Whoever Super Ted's santa is: I think he needs one of those counting doohickies.


11 Nov 04 - 12:59 PM (#1323425)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CET'S Secret Santa

Saw your hints, CET. My elves are working at it, and will send it by that manic service, Bi-Polar Express.

Santa


11 Nov 04 - 01:36 PM (#1323470)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: BaldEagle2

I think my elves have been drinking too much happy juice.

But they have left some indeciph .... unfathomib .... tricky clues as to where they live.

*thinks* "Wonder where I can get me one of them Acme Automated Santa Traps?   If I bag the big guy, them elves will surely come a'running, and then I can sure show em what happens to little ones who pull too hard on my tail feathers..."

*returns to reality and wanders off to find if there are any remnants in the whisky bottle ....*


11 Nov 04 - 02:03 PM (#1323507)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,HOPEFUL

TO: SANTA BABY
WHAT IS BIGGER THAN A BREAD BOX? CUDDLY AND SNUGGLY?
WILL NOT FIT IN THE STOCKING ON THE MANTLE OR UNDER THE TREE?
NOTHING THAT REQUIRES ASSEMBLY, INFLATION OR BATTERIES..
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK? PROBABLY SO....OH WELL, I AM JUST
NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER COLD LONELY WINTER HOLIDAY


11 Nov 04 - 02:54 PM (#1323574)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bee-dubya-ell

To my Secret Santa:

I am alive. That means that if you were bettin' I was dead so you could save a few bucks by weaseling out of this Secret Santa thing, you're shit outta luck.

However, I am very easy to please. About the only gift I can think of that wouldn't be appreciated would be an accordion. And most years I would probably even appreciate the accordion. It's just that I have a surplus of firewood this year due to our little visit from Hurricane Ivan and I'd rather burn it than an accordion.

Last year, I got a rock from Bat Goddess. It's a really cool rock and I love it. It's sitting on the window ledge beside my computer as I type this. It is very quiet and well-behaved.   

If you have any mismatched socks I can use them to wrap pottery to take to art shows.

See? I was serious about the "easy to please" bit.

Bruce

(Who likes all kinds of acoustic music except "chick singers" like Tori Amos, wears extra-large size shirts, hates clothes that have to be ironed, wears baseball caps religiously to keep from getting his bald head sunburned, likes off-the-wall movies, doesn't wear jewelry, will eat anything, plays 6-string steel-string guitar, 12-string steel-string guitar, 6-string nylon-string guitar, Dobro, banjo, and has no preference as far as string brands go.)


11 Nov 04 - 05:40 PM (#1323852)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: CET

Hooray, my Secret Santa exists!

Edmund (counting the days)


11 Nov 04 - 05:49 PM (#1323865)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Foolstroupe's Secret Santa

earwig willies???? I thought you working on being nice? Be very careful young man or Santa will get very angry and ... nevermind. So what do you know about earwig willies? Are they in proportion? Do they come in assorted shapes and sizes? Do they have all the usual male appendage problems - erectile disfunction? premature ejaculation? social diseases? Are earwigs social?

Now you know that your SS is female. hee hee


11 Nov 04 - 10:01 PM (#1324116)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's SS's elves

Hey Elfies you seen what that 'Ol Baldeagle is upto he only want to get one o' dem acme contraptions to trap 'ol Santa....... now dat just aint nice....... and he called us 'Remnants' and he thinks we live in a whisky bottle....serve him right if dem reindeer drop santa's goodies in that darn ocean as they fly across it......watch dem tail feathers Mr BaldEagle..........
HeHeHeHe

Elfies (catch us if you can)


12 Nov 04 - 05:58 AM (#1324385)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

My SS has been awfully quiet lately. I hope that means s/he's been busy!

Allison


12 Nov 04 - 08:42 AM (#1324466)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sandra in Sydney

Hello, 4-S

I don't log in for a day & what do I see - pressies accumulating for my (non-existant) chimney. Thankyou, thankyou, plural pressies is a Good Thing & Much Appreciated.

However, the only chimney here is on my doll's house & it is not open at the top. I'd better get a knife or something sharp to it or the pressie will just bounce back into space when dropped towards the chimney.

2-S


12 Nov 04 - 08:59 AM (#1324487)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Charmion's slightly behind secret santa

I apologise for the delay in writing, had a small reindeer crisis, that needed dealing with (never store the carrots near the sherry). You now have my full attention and I await hints as to what you might like for christmas (if you've been a good girl of course)


12 Nov 04 - 08:30 PM (#1325135)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

Aw, c'mon, bee-dubya-ell -- last year you got more than a rock from me! You make it sound as if it was the only thing in the package!

(Of course, I threw it in at the last minute as a total afterthought and I'm really glad it made so much of a hit. It's a very nice rock, gathered just down the road from me, and full of garnets. Got more of 'em piled in the side yard. Just sent you a little one cuz the Postal Disservice makes it so darned expensive to send rocks to people and Florida is a looooong way to throw from New Hampshuh.)

Linn


12 Nov 04 - 08:40 PM (#1325148)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Batman (BG's secret santa)

Hey, Batty Goddess, your image is batiful. Dont bat your eyes this way, spread those big bat wings and flyyyyyyyyy - like the foxy ole fruit bat you R.




A rather Battered secret S.

looking forward to sending some salt n batter.


13 Nov 04 - 08:51 AM (#1325580)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,KimC's Aunty Santy

It's been a busy week of bonfires, birthdays and borées but I've finally got your parcel sealed and adressed. I've just filled the sleighmobile up with winter fue....uuuuee......el and given the elves the rest of the day off so - it's off to the post office and then Aunty is going to slip into her little red high heeled dancing shoes and Strip some Willow.


13 Nov 04 - 10:11 AM (#1325617)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

"foxy old fruit bat"

Hmm . . . kinda has a ring to it. (Oh, maybe 'cept that "old" part . . . "Young at heart . . . slightly older in other places.")

Maybe on my next business card, right after "thanatolithologist" and "vulcanized cephalopod afficionado."

Linn


13 Nov 04 - 11:05 AM (#1325644)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Dear Linn,

I apologize if I made it sound like the rock was all I got for Christmas last year. The other loot was cool too, but the rock is, well, a ROCK.

You can rest assured that my Secret Santee will receive a few choice bits of splintered wood from some of my trees that were destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. Hopefully, he or she will interpret my sending those splinters as an attempt to share a unique experience in my life, and not merely an attempt to us the postal service as a means of debris removal. Whether or not he or she cherishes them as much as I cherish my rock is up to them.

Hmm.... I wonder how much it would cost to just mail all this crap to people? Let's see... 200 trees at an average of, say, four tons per tree, multiplied by 37¢ for the first ounce and 23¢ for each additional ounce...


13 Nov 04 - 11:27 AM (#1325661)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Well shucks, Bruce...if'n ya mail me three-four oak rounds, that'll be ok. I kin split'm myself.


13 Nov 04 - 11:46 AM (#1325675)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

I have a theory I call "interactive table cleaning."

We're "table sitters," Curmudgeon and I. Life revolves around the table in the center of the house. And stuff accumulates on the table. I'm constantly sending clippings and stuff off to people whom I hope will find the enclosures interesting. Sometimes this transfer helps keep the piles on the table under control. Mostly it's a losing battle.

Once when I was explaining the process to a friend, she asked if I sent this stuff to people I knew or to addresses taken at random from the phone book. Wow! What a concept! "Hi, you don't know me but here are some interesting items from my table that I hoped you might find interesting . . ."

I've never gotten up enough nerve to try it. And, besides, actually shovelling out cubic footage that way does get pricey -- as bad as sending rocks through the post.

I just consider myself lucky that I came home from the Nottingham Library sale a little while ago with less than I donated yesterday. (But I DID mail a book off to a friend yesterday, too . . .)

Linn


13 Nov 04 - 01:24 PM (#1325735)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,shang hai frank's secret saint nick

your pressie is currently splashing it's way to you
via Nantucket Sleigh Ride--hope it survives the salt
sea spray and that you get it o.k. It may arrive while
you are out of the country..will there be any one there
to pick it up? You can open it with one slice of the sword.
your One Whale of a santa.
Embracing tiger, carrying to mountain.
Hajime!


13 Nov 04 - 01:27 PM (#1325737)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Dear Santy, My gift arrived and I am dutifully putting it up in a safe place in the dining room closet. (note to self: read thread closer to Christmas to remember Which "safe" place you put this package a month ago...) I do not want to chance accidentally invoking the "good girl/bad girl " magic which you have woven around this gift. One question though.... my birthday is kinda almost Solstice so I've always felt a kinship to both holidays... Can I choose, or is the magic date specific???? Which do you celebrate Santa???

Thankfully & Thoughtfully

Tinker


13 Nov 04 - 10:15 PM (#1326157)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Charmion

To my Secret Santa:

Reindeer like sherry? Who knew?

I did post hints, but they're in another thread. To save valuable shopping or manufacture time, here's a reprise:

1. what is your age range? I'm 50
2. gender? Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green (Rifle green); Imperial purple; indigo.

4. favorite authors / type of book? Complicated serious detective stories like those by Ian Rankin, Minette Walters and Val McDiarmid (unfortunately I have already read their entire oeuvres, alas!) I also like Terry Pratchett, but have read all of him, too.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Volume III of Simon Schama's History of Britain and the first book in that exciting new detective series that you know about and I do not.

6. what type of music do you like? Old Blind Dogs, the Buena Vista Social Club, Old Crow Medicine Show, Doc Watson -- anything with a really good guitar.

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

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? No thanks -- I find most movies don't repeat well

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL (I like them big and floppy, with a wide neck, especially V-neck if possible)

10. do you collect anything? No. No! Noooo! (Except books and CDs, but they don't count as "collecting", do they? They're, um, essential equipment, like the furnace.)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? playing guitar, wrestling with the mandolin (it's still winning, but I'm gaining), writing (I do a military history column in the Canadian Forces newspaper), cookery (especially French), following Edmund around battlefields

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold, but don't buy me jewellery because I can't wear the fake stuff and the real is too expensive.

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

I'm not big on cuteness so, if geese in sunbonnets is your bag -- well, don't go there. Also, second-hand is good. Clothing should be washable and able to withstand feline assault.


13 Nov 04 - 11:43 PM (#1326191)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,All Secret Santa/Santee participants

Hi! from the North Pole. I just returned from Santa's House where he and Mrs. Claus where having a big party celebrating his return from his vacation. Yes, the sign is off the chair and he is keeping it warm and entertaining lots of little ones. I tried to check his list to see how many of us where on his good list but he wasn't about to let me see it soooo we'll all have to wait and see which list we're on. (Thank goodness he got back from the warmer 48 in time to get things going at his house.) The reindeer are looking good and fit. Elves are VERY busy.   Hoo, hoo, hoo.


14 Nov 04 - 10:00 AM (#1326368)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: KathWestra

Well, I'm late checking in as usual. Working busily to find something appropriate for my far-away Santee (who has NOT posted anything helpful on this thread), and doing it in time to send it on its long journey. I was really glad to see the note from my very own Santa, since I'd been wondering if the elves would be able to find me in my new Maine home.

Santa, I've been relatively good (by Mudcat standards?) this year. It would be mighty nice to get something besides coal (although that was always the threat on St. Nicholas Day in my Dutch household when I put my shoe out before going to bed on Dec. 5 for Sinterklaas to fill). Hints: Think crafts. I love handmade, close-to-the-earth stuff. Pottery that can be used. Mittens made from yarn that still smells of lanolin. Earrings (with wires) made from interesting beads (I'm mostly a blues and greens kind of girl). A piece of wood or stone made into something beautiful. A wonderful naturally heart-shaped stone you've picked up from your favorite beach. Dark chocolate.

Now I've gotta get back to my own Santa duties. Thanks, Santa, for inquiring. I haven't had the fun of thinking about a Christmas list in years! Kathy


14 Nov 04 - 12:48 PM (#1326509)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's pious SS

I'm sorry not to have been in touch... too busy praying...well praying that I can find something suitable in the Santa grotto anyway. I just MAY have found a little something but you will have to keep being GOOD not mad...why are you mad? who is driving you mad?...should they be driving if they are mad?....are they driving you to an institution?.....ah noooooo watch out ...NUNS!!!!!!! ruuuuunnnnnn!....eek


14 Nov 04 - 12:57 PM (#1326515)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Moonglows secret Santa

In the depths of the forest something stirred
at the back of the sofa the pussycat purred
they are waiting for Christmas which cant be deferred
and the chiming of sleighbells is distantly heard

"
Christmas time is here, by golly, disaproval would be folly
Deck the Halls with hunks of Holly, fill the cup and dont say when
kill the turkeys, ducks and Chickens,Etc


enough clues, I am searching for
"Just the thing I need....How Nice.."
More later


14 Nov 04 - 03:13 PM (#1326628)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mark Cohen's Secret Sanity

So, about those hints... I need some help here before I send the elves all the way to Honolulu (not that any of them are complaining. I have 4,357 volunteers for this particular delivery job...) Check in here, Dr. Mark, and let the lil guys know what they're supposed to be making for their favorite island doc. Thanks. Sanity Clause


14 Nov 04 - 06:38 PM (#1326770)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the spell-shifter Tinker

Dear Tinker:   An interesting point! Does Santa arrive occasionally at Solstice? Or on Birthdays?

Well, I've never heard of it happening before, (except to impatient persons who can't wait to open their pressies but I guess it's a possible. After all, a precedent has been set for presents to be opened before Christmas by the permission for the previous present to be opened early.

Hmmm, well..... we'd need to get the spell altered by knowing the actual Birthday date and that's a tricky one. Is it something you'd prefer to keep to yourself (as you won't be able to contact me directly just yet)?

Perhaps you could arrange to have your birthday added to the list in Members info? Why not go the whole hog & post a profile? I'm sure Pene Azul would be happy to oblige! The list of profiles seems to be sadly lacking even with prolific MadCatters....


14 Nov 04 - 08:45 PM (#1326864)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Blackcatter

Santa does indeed arrive on the Solstice. He's been doing that for some 13 years at my home. The nice thing is that just like you never have to send him a change of address, you don't have to send him a change of religion either.

By the way,

Santa dropped by Orlando on his recent vacation and took one of my tours. He looked in fine shape, and enjoyed walking through the cemetery one evening.

I mentioned the Mudcat and he said to say hi to one and all and wanted to thank us for helping with the holiday spirit.


14 Nov 04 - 09:26 PM (#1326894)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: CarolC

I saw Mark Cohen mention on another thread that he's studying for his Board certification exam in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, which he takes on Monday. He posted that on Saturday. If you don't hear from him soon, it may be that he is too busy just now.


14 Nov 04 - 09:53 PM (#1326913)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The SS of LF and the Elves S/He Rode In With


14 Nov 04 - 10:11 PM (#1326927)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The SS of LF and the Elves S/He Rode In With

Bleedin' stupid foolish ill-advised nonsenseical imbecilic puerile comatose computers....

Aw right, mate, listen up and listen up good. I got your bloody present, even though I had to travel far for it, over mountains higher than Snowden, higher than Everest, through raging torrents and across glaciers, battling the elements and hostile natives every step of the way. Indeed, I walked through the very Valley of the Shadow of Death, accompanied only by Donner, Blitzen, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Prancer, Vixen, Billy, and these seven &%#@#$!! elves the Spouse has told to keep me out of trouble. Even though I've sworn that I won't again spend so much time delivering "gifts" to Certain People again, I'm still not believed.

Can you imagine that? Me, the SS of He of the Plumbic Digits? My own spouse thinking that I can't be trusted? Do you know what it's like listening to Elf Chatter all day? Yip, yip, yip! It's worse than those damned Pekingese that the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire used to keep as lapdogs. And just because one Yuletide when I was delivering her presents (an emerald and pearl necklace) I stepped on one of the little bastards and, thinking that it was a piece of rubbish, kicked it for a goal into the hearth, she threw the pot of tea at me and called me a name that Vicky R. certainly wouldn't have approved of.

So, for whatever it's worth, I'll be sending it along right soon now, unless I think of something else to include, which I might.

Mooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely yours,
X (His or her mark)
Your Mostly Secretive Santa


15 Nov 04 - 06:56 AM (#1327164)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sorcha's Secret Santa

He! He! He!

Boy, is your present so heavy! It is packed with yummy goodies. Rudolph said "I'm not carrying that!", but I'm working on him.

Ho! Ho! Ho!


15 Nov 04 - 01:13 PM (#1327494)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Quiet (but kinda nice) Secret S

Dear Animaterra

I may seem to have been a tad on the quiet side, but I'm not the noisiest of Santa's!

My elves, as I speak, are scouring the shelves of the local shops for the finishing touches before despatching via reindeer and sled (courtesy of UPS or someone of that ilk!).

Despair not! Your secret Christmas WILL arrive!

Share and enjoy!


15 Nov 04 - 01:32 PM (#1327513)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Crane Driver, help!

Hi! I'm checking on your address. Is this right?
(Personal info removed from public now that it's been answered. joe clone)
Your SS.


15 Nov 04 - 03:37 PM (#1327644)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Hey Santa, you get around don't you!!! New Mexico (or possibly not) on the 8th, then Texas on the 10th. Well, I just hope you're not wearing those reindeer out too much before the big day *grin*

Lovely to get postcards, Thanks! Even if I'm not sure whether to believe in them or not - one thing I do believe in at the moment is Santa!!

Hope you've had safe journeys & that all is well with all your household, even those pesky elves (ooooh, don't tell them I said that will you?)....


15 Nov 04 - 03:58 PM (#1327665)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze

Silly Santa, those weren't nuns, they were penguins!


15 Nov 04 - 04:07 PM (#1327677)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: SussexCarole

Boo hoo I'm still Billy No Mates

Neither my santa or my santee want to play. Think I'll cancel Christmas this year!


15 Nov 04 - 04:39 PM (#1327709)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Crane Driver

Hey Santa -

That's pretty good - almost right.

It's Clos St Cenydd, not Cerydd.

Otherwise it's spot on.

Please tell Sussex Carole's Santa that it's the same address for her!!

We wish you a thingly whot not,
Andrew


15 Nov 04 - 08:49 PM (#1327999)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Blackcatter

I haven't been able to find shipping deadlines for international packages online (the USPS site doesn't seem to think that's important this year, I guess).

So if people could help others out - what are shipping deadlines for/from various Mudcat locals?


15 Nov 04 - 08:54 PM (#1328003)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Firecat's Secretive Santa

Well, things are beginning to come together. One of the elves is haunting used book stores, and is finding some interesting things besides Ten Thousand Unique Things To Do With Frozen Raindeer Crap," and another one is working her little elvish fingers to the bone making souvenir trinkets.   When does the ice pack close off the North Pole? I want to get these out before the last boat leaves, and the raindeer are talking about striking unless they can get book royalties.


16 Nov 04 - 05:56 AM (#1328332)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Oh, Santa, I never doubted you for a minute! I wonder if you realize, though, how many hints you dropped in that last post!!

Allison


16 Nov 04 - 07:24 AM (#1328384)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CapriUni's SS

Well everything is gathered together ready to be packed in the sack and loaded onto the sleigh....soon it will be winging (is that appropriate for reindeer??) it's way to your chimney. Don't forget to leave out a mince pie and a glass of something nice!

Love....


16 Nov 04 - 09:46 AM (#1328521)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Okay, Okay I admit, I was trying all the techniques my teens try on me .... But I did send a profile of sorts to Jeff. My Birthday is on the 22nd and my daughter is three days after Christmas and a son just after 12th night, so it begins to blurr into one long celebratory season. I don't often get surprised though so this is a bit of a treat.

I suppose attempting to shift a spell at great distance could inevitably take an unexpected twist or turn, especially with all the elven magic about your way this time of year. I'll just have to put my feet up with a bit of chocolate and practice patience.

Repentant, but anticipatory

Tinker


16 Nov 04 - 12:39 PM (#1328765)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's very silly indeed secret santa

....ahhh trappist penguins. Wondered why they weren't talking much. Hang on a minute I must be living upside down if I can see penguins....could have sworn I was near the North Pole!!!!!


16 Nov 04 - 03:50 PM (#1329008)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Tinker's smiling SS *grin*

Delighted to be able to read your profile Tinker, although have gleaned much of your musical tastes & character from your posts & my spies. Many thanks!

Good girls should always be rewarded, and so the spell has now been adjusted to your choice of opening day, but only either your Birthday or Solstice, so don't rush to the dining room closet & open it just yet! I think I can guarantee a surprise......


16 Nov 04 - 04:09 PM (#1329033)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Amergin's SS

Hee Hee Hoo Hoo! Maybe your parcel is on the way! Maybe that is, if it has to travel a long, long way. Maybe it's not on the way yet. Maybe I live quite close. Maybe there's a second surprise heading off in the other direction for someone very dear to you. Maybe that one hasn't left yet either.
Just thought I'd keep you posted. Amergin's own SS.


16 Nov 04 - 07:35 PM (#1329232)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Back from somewhere;MGASSS

Hi, My Guru--thanks for your good thoughts. I'm glad the housemate and computer hog (and able computer guide and assistant) let you know I wasn't having any bad times. And oh, my goodness--what a project you undertook that Sunday morning! Around here we call that being a serious overachiever!

Somebody on the trip mentioned that your address reads like poetry and I agree.

Anyway, the Winter Holiday ( I can say that, can't I, since we are both in the same hemisphere--hint, hint--) projects continue to march around here. Have to watch the cats--they tend to carry off unattended bits and pieces. It's almost time to start packing the sleigh--

Love,

Santa


16 Nov 04 - 08:57 PM (#1329321)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

Oops. Are penguins only in the south pole??


17 Nov 04 - 07:18 AM (#1329742)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Iam wrighting this note because I am really really really, fed up. I am playing the game with my santee, but MY santa has not put a word in at all WHY. Have I got one, have I killed a blackbird, what have I done wrong.


17 Nov 04 - 07:30 AM (#1329747)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Holiday mail dates


17 Nov 04 - 12:48 PM (#1330094)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's Secret Santa explains the wonders of

Yes Jaze I'm afraid Penguins do reside in the Southern Hemisphere...BUT...they go on holiday ..especially if they want to give the kids a treat of a lifetime...and Easyjet do some great offers to lapland these days. So yup those little black and white fellas pack up their cases...quick swim over to Argentina then tansfer flight to the UK and up to the North to see me. Isn't nature just wonderful??????!!!!!!!!


17 Nov 04 - 01:51 PM (#1330163)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Helen

Guest, 17 Nov 04 - 07:18 AM

I'm in the same boat, but I keep reminding myself that my Secret Santa is under no obligation to come to this thread and post silly hints, and may in fact not know that the thread is here.

My Santee has also not responded to my silly hints so I'm not even sure if they saw the hints or not.

Oh well, wait and see I suppose.

Kinda takes the fun out of it a bit though.

Helen


17 Nov 04 - 03:05 PM (#1330246)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BaldEagle2's secret santa

Well Mr BaldEagle it will soon be time to watch for the reindeer with the pressies... the Elves got your SS gifts on the reindeermail today.... they may take some time to reach you as they have to pass through at least 8 time zones it may be 9!
Happy thanksgiving
your Secret Santa


17 Nov 04 - 07:51 PM (#1330538)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BWL's Secret Santa

Well now I see you're still about
A present I must now sort out
I thought that I'd get off scot free
But now I fear it's costing me.

A little taster's on it's way
You needn't wait till Christmas Day.
Just take the record, play it through
I'll sock it to you on track 2


17 Nov 04 - 08:06 PM (#1330558)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

Boy, Santa, you're a wealth of information! :>)


18 Nov 04 - 05:37 PM (#1331554)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Dear Santa,
Yes, I can see what you mean about the address, the reality itself is just as magical *grin*

A friend has very kindly loaned me an old Atlas (reprint from 1964) & I've decided that if I decide to believe the 1,500 miles East clue, coupled with the Cactus thing, I'm looking at 4 possible States for your Holiday Home away from the North Pole - Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or California. Of course the Wineries narrows it down to 1 as far as I'm concerned, but then what would I know, I'm just a poor Yooker!!!

Must admit I'm finding it quite a challenge trying to track you down when you have no profile. Your Able & Charming Assistant should be easier to identify, but information has been woven so cunningly that it's tricky trying to separate your clues, it's like a mix & match at the moment. Much as I enjoy a decent jigsaw puzzle, this has me foxed! And the 2 postcards had different handwriting. Oh woe is me! Curiouser & Curiouser...

More clues please Dear Santa *smile*


18 Nov 04 - 05:47 PM (#1331561)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: curmudgeon

Dear Santa,

Please accept my apologies for being late with a response. Somehow, your posting got past me.

I assure you that I have been very good; I take my meds, do what the doctors tell me, and most important, do what Bat Goddess tells me.

Looking forward to your Yuleish benificense -- Tom


18 Nov 04 - 11:52 PM (#1331907)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,My Gas's SS's Automation Amanuensis

OK, since you ask...we live in at least one of the states you mention (and at least one of us has previously lived in each of the others). There are both rivers and mountains within five miles of our home - or at least one of each. BTW, we do have cactus here, but no saguaros. They only grow west of here.


19 Nov 04 - 04:02 PM (#1332708)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Aha, many thanks, that Saguaros clue was a good one!! Best get that old Atlas out again *grin*
but:
"we live in at least one of the states you mention", now that's weird!!


19 Nov 04 - 04:17 PM (#1332728)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Liz the Squeak

Oh this is so much fun....

Bruaahhahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa

SECSY
LTS


19 Nov 04 - 05:13 PM (#1332787)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Hello Dear JoybellsSS, Do you feature in some old atlas too? I love maps. I promise not to let myself know where you are if I work it out. I can keep a secret. I'll not tell me even if I'm subjected to terrible torture. Promise! Cheery-bye, Joy


19 Nov 04 - 05:29 PM (#1332801)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,4S or Sandra Sydney's Secret Santa

Sandra Sydney, I am just letting you know I have received part of your gift. I have it stowed away so your coal won't get wet with all the rain. That is a hazard when you live in a rain forest.


19 Nov 04 - 07:16 PM (#1332929)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Leadfingers

It IS nice to know I have a Santa , but I am somewhat concerned at the level of abuse directed at my by same !! What I Done ??? But thanks in anticipation any way !!


19 Nov 04 - 08:44 PM (#1333007)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,LF's SS Santa

So, you think you've been abused? Well, you haven't experienced abuse until you've been in the United State Marine Corps! But come to think of it, I haven't been in any Marines, US or Royal or any. Now, when I was in the SBS, we...no wait I wasn't in either the SBS or the SAS. I was never allowed to have any fun.

Hidden within the posts are clues to my identity. And I will provide you with another: the posts are nothing at all like me. Not at all.

I'm frae the Highlands and tho' I canna play the pipes, I'd have na problem wi' a pipe o' ale, especially if you were paying.

Laddy, yer present will be on the way to ya tomorrow. I'd wanted to put more in it, but I an assured that you will appreciate it as it is.

And that All for now.


20 Nov 04 - 02:47 PM (#1333812)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sian, West Wales' Secret Santa

Your patience has been rewarded. With the aid of a kind postmistress a package left yesterday from---the United States. It should arrive within the next two weeks. My intent is to igve you a taste of...here. I will be glad to expound on the contents of the box, most likely after Christmas Day, probably the 27th. Cryptically, your SilentSectreSanta


20 Nov 04 - 04:25 PM (#1333871)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's polewise secret santa

From jaze's self portrait at the end of his last message it would appear that he IS in fact a PENGUIN....Ha ha you don't fool me!!!!!!!.....now where's that list...tin of chocolate sardines....


21 Nov 04 - 06:50 AM (#1334320)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS to the perfectly patient Tinker

Well, the Elves have decided that this week is the right time for a complete shutdown, clean wipe & reinstallation of all our services at the North Pole, and who am I to contradict my Able Assistants who are experts in this field. The Elves are obviously determined to get this nasty chore over & done with in advance of the busy time ahead.

So don't you worry Dear Tinker if I'm unable to communicate for the next few days (or however long it takes), there is a backup service locally which can be accessed in need.

Please note that all spells will continue to be enforcable during this planned shut-down. Patience is definitely a Virtue.....


21 Nov 04 - 10:53 AM (#1334442)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Micca's Secretly Soaring Solstice Fairy

Your gift has officially been handed over to the "higher?" powers and is winging it's way across the wide waters. Watch carefully for the signs and portents it may send on ahead. Be ready, be watchful, be wary-----

Your singing solstice fairy


21 Nov 04 - 02:05 PM (#1334558)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: sian, west wales

Good Lord! I'm speechless! I've Been Santa-ed!

I have the bestestest Santa in the hole whirled!

hugses and kisseses

siân


21 Nov 04 - 03:00 PM (#1334594)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The Terribly Secret Santa of Leadfingers

Sir:

Your present was posted yesterday. Since it is coming from the third star to the left and stagger around blindly 'til morning, it will take some little time to get there. For your own sake please do not hold your breath until it comes, for if you do you will turn blue, faint, and if you don't start breathing again, you will most assuredly not be around when your present arrives.

It is e'en now winging its way to you o'er mountains and seas, across rocks and rills and rivers, passing through ports and portals, until one day -- perhaps even before you toss the Yule log upon the festive fire -- you will reverently hold it in your hands and ask "What the hell is this?" And when you have opened the package you will find the gift, neatly wrapped in cow, and you will exclaim, "YUCK! What the HELL is this?!"

Remember that your Secret Santa now has finger that are mere nubbins of bone, worn down to pay for your present, which, we understand, is something that you actually want.

Sincerely Yours,
(signed)
E. Edward Elvenfiend
Terribly Secret Santa Secretary


21 Nov 04 - 07:02 PM (#1334745)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Secret Santa

Dear Mary,

Your parcel is on its way. I sent Delvene The Elvene with a beautifully wrapped parcel to the mail room and she returned quite a long time later, looking very dishevelled with a silly smirk on her face and your present still in her hand. Silly girl.......she thought I said the MALE room! She had gone to visit Boris The Chief Elf in the workroom. So I accompanied her to the dispatch room and made sure she did her duty correctly. Hopefully the Polar Express Post is working well this year.

Best Regards
Santa


21 Nov 04 - 07:18 PM (#1334753)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CLLR's Secretive Santa-type person

'Twas a month before Christmas,
Or nearly, at least,
When Santa had gathered
Enough for a feast
A feast for the eyes,
And the ears, and the nose~
Maybe even the mouth-
Cllr has one of those!
So now Santa's reindeer
Are packing the sleigh
And the goodies will fly
Off to Cllr- not today,
But sometime this week,
Off to Cllr they will go,
No matter the wind or the rain
Or the snow!


21 Nov 04 - 08:19 PM (#1334804)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,moonglows somewhat secretive Santa

(Tune Winter Wonderland)
Moonglow, are you listening?
in the lane snow is glistening
a beautiful sight
we're happy tonight
wrapping up a parcel for you

In the post it will travel
the mystery will unravel
you'll see by the name
the end of the game
The i.d. of your Mystery santa claus

in the parcel we may put some candy
or maybe a strange CD
maybe something from a comedy
that we have seen on the TV

Later on , when we're happy
we can sing something sappy
a Philosophers song?
as we roll along
looking on the bright side of Yule?
Your secretive Santa


21 Nov 04 - 09:22 PM (#1334852)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: SINSULL

My Santa is apparently travelling hither and yon checking on who's been naughty and nice, at least that's what the postmarks indicate. He/she has been shopping. I just can't wait.


21 Nov 04 - 09:41 PM (#1334864)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

Chocolate sardines!? Did I offend you?


21 Nov 04 - 10:00 PM (#1334874)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mary in Kentucky

Wow Santa, you're really working overtime, sending the package so early and all. As it turns out, I have good postal connections to just about anywhere in the world (except Oz for some reason). I'll look for a surprise in the post next week - if you're who I think you are! (Actually, with the weather we've had the last three days I wish I'd put in an order for some sunshine.)


22 Nov 04 - 07:00 AM (#1335130)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa

Glad to see you back from your trip, Mike. Did you need sunglasses?


22 Nov 04 - 09:28 AM (#1335228)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alaska Mike

Thanks for keeping such good track of me Santa, you old scamp. No, sunglasses were NOT needed where I was at in the Aleutian Islands. We had lots of rain blowing sideways and snow blowing sideways, but didn't have much sun blowing sideways. Its good to be back. My next trip is December 6th down to Seattle. I'm hoping to have a chance to share a song or two with Deckman and Miken and others while there.

By the way, you never told me if I had made the naughty list again this year. Take care of yourself, Santa. I know you've got a lot to do in the next month or so. Watch out for your back, and don't hurt yourself with any of them cutting tools.

Best wishes to you,
Mike


22 Nov 04 - 10:05 AM (#1335241)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa

Mike, one of the elves told me about the rain on your trip and that you might need sunglasses, suntan lotion and a Hawaiian shirt for gag gifts. As far as the naughty list, let's just say you're still being evaluated. All that time with MMario and Big Mick had me concerned, but it seems you behaved once you were away from them. Keep up the good work and keep singing!


22 Nov 04 - 11:46 AM (#1335326)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

I'm Not Your Santa Claus


sung to 'Steppin' Stone

by flamenka van tassels
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
You're tryin' to hire me for your mall display,
To sit up in that chair all night and day,
You think that I look just like the man,
Well just cuz i do, doesn't mean I am.
I tell ya,
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
not your santa claus, i'm not your santa claus
(ho, ho, hoho, ho, ho, hoho)
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
When you first saw me walk down your mall,
You saw the beard, the belly yes i have it all
I really think that you should listen
Cuz i have to tell you, I just got out of prison...
Tell ya...
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
I....I.....I.....I....I'm not your santa claus
not your santa claus, i'm not your santa claus
(ho, ho, hoho, ho, ho, hoho)


22 Nov 04 - 11:49 AM (#1335331)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

I should have said I nicked that from a webpage before anyone praises/damns me for it.

Cllr

"chipmunks roasting over an open fire"


22 Nov 04 - 12:02 PM (#1335341)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bet's Santa

Dont worry Bet , I have discounted MOST of the stories I have heard aboot you this year so the elves are on their way with a bijou packetette .Hope the Post Elves do their part properly !


22 Nov 04 - 12:03 PM (#1335343)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

Poor Alvin!
Giok


22 Nov 04 - 05:42 PM (#1335763)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Tig's Cloaked Claus...

I have not seen a message from you, this year, m'dear. So I am not sure if you are bothering to read these threads. If you are, however, I will tell you this:

I am no where near a saint, so I will not take the title of "Santa."

And even though you have not left me any clues this year, I know, by the power of all things Clausian, what you want for Yule. I have also sent word to my elves to begin flying your pressie to you A.S.A.P.. They inform me, on their honor, that it will arive in time.

And if you can't take an elve's word of honor, you have not an ounce of trust in you.


23 Nov 04 - 08:21 AM (#1336380)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Leadfingers

So its on the way is it ?? I will endeavour to control my impatience !


23 Nov 04 - 09:26 AM (#1336422)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,MBS Lynne's Secret Santa

You pressie is on the way!

If you get a knock at the door from an elephant with an elf costume, don't worry, we're breaking in some new talent.


23 Nov 04 - 12:07 PM (#1336590)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SS on discovering Jaze is not a Penguin

Aha.... so chocolate sardines might be offensive...hence I deduce you cannot be a penguin.

So...not a nun,...not a penguin..what else is black and white???? What does a santa buy for the Newspaper that has everything????

..ahhh maybe you are a magpie

???????????


23 Nov 04 - 04:38 PM (#1336841)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Micca

My SS just sent me a personal and private greeting card!!! WOW, Many thanks secret Faerie person,


23 Nov 04 - 06:10 PM (#1336966)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Micca's Secret Faerie Gift Giver

I'm so glad the new cyber system is working. It's a new service to help keep you in wonder til the gift actually arrives. My elves said you weren't always very good at answering email.... But I'm glad you answered promptly. I knew you must be good at heart.


23 Nov 04 - 07:51 PM (#1337080)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney@work (cos my computer is br

coal? I hope the weight is not too much for the rainforest reindeer.

can I get a picture of the rainforest reindeer as I have a small but growing collection of reindeer chrissy ornaments?

sandra (who does not live in Newcastle)


24 Nov 04 - 07:59 AM (#1337519)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,my guru always said

Brill, got another postard from my Wonderful SS, Thanks!!!
But it's from yet another place *sob*
I think I'll enlist Hercule Poirot to track you down you confusing Santa. Keep up the red herrings!


24 Nov 04 - 11:21 AM (#1337717)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Elf Supervisor for Joybell

Old Atlas?    One would not want to make too much fun of my advancing years, would one?    (Young Atlas sounds more appropriate, don't you think?   (And they called him Atlas because he never wore an 'at).

Anyway, I used to live within 40 miles of the Atlantic and I now I live within 40 miles of the Pacific.   That should be a dead give away.

luv SS xx


24 Nov 04 - 01:59 PM (#1337900)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tig

But Santa - I WAS reading the freds and I had Firecat checking for me whilst I was away.

I'm really getting excited, 'specially if you are no saint!!!!

Lots of love and hugs
Tig xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


24 Nov 04 - 03:22 PM (#1337992)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

Boohoo!!!!!!!! I think my Santa has forgotten me (or have I just been terribly, terribly naughty?)

Nairy so much as a clue as to an identity...


24 Nov 04 - 03:25 PM (#1337995)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Moonglows fairly Secretive Santa

Be Alert(Texas needs lerts)in about a week or 10 days as a diverted Sleigh may be in the vicinty of Ft Worth and may have on board a..... welll fill in the blanks yourself
"Blah blah Ms Moonglow, sign here please.... Blah blah. box containing...Blah and more blah and 2 pairs of Blah(used) anda small anount of blah and blah, sufficient for a season of ..Goodwill..
and a pot of.....BLAH!!!! and a copy of the ... Blah ness of blah??" greetings and stuff from your Secretive Elfish Santa


24 Nov 04 - 03:26 PM (#1337998)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

Hmmm . . . my SS hit with with a pome (stet) right off the bat (no pun intended) but I haven't heard hide nor hair of him/her since.

Probably too busy accumulating all manners of goodies.

Linn


25 Nov 04 - 01:29 PM (#1338941)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

Well, my santa has a very warped sense of humor! Now who do I know around here with a warped sense of humor.....? Any clues, Santa?


25 Nov 04 - 06:18 PM (#1339181)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Wow! Out with the young atlas. Forget the maps of Atlantis then? The ones with "There be Mermaids" stamped on them. It's MILES is it my Dear SS. Run a line down the Pacific coast 40 miles in on the country that still uses MILES. Just a minute. Hard to balance the atlas and the keyboard. Have to come back. Great to hear from you Myowndear Santa. Cheery-bye and Love back, Joy


25 Nov 04 - 06:23 PM (#1339185)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Dear Master Elf Liz, Would it be possible to start a Part 2 thread here? I'm peddling as fast as I can! Love and thanks for everything Joy


25 Nov 04 - 06:26 PM (#1339187)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

post number 500!
Wahay!!!!!


25 Nov 04 - 10:59 PM (#1339340)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jennbrooks

Hey, Armadillo Wrangler--I've been remiss and haven't written for awhile. Awhile before that, you weren't feeling great. I hope you're fine! I hope you haven't run athwart of a recalcitrant armadillo, or anything. And that is not just because I'm concerned for my present!


26 Nov 04 - 12:27 AM (#1339358)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,mmario's ssecretive ssecret ssanta

the Research Elf finally got back with a few booklets (is THAT all??, you've been gone AGES!! what were you doing? reading very book in the place?) so more pressies are being gathered to make a decent sized parcel & they will be packed & sent one day sometime soon.

But they will arrive before christmas, even if a certain Research Elf has to carry them all the way.


26 Nov 04 - 05:24 PM (#1340044)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Hooray! I've got it! My Dearownsecret Santa. You're on CHRISTMAS ISLAND aren't you? It's got LOTS of Pacific coastline. That's all it's got. Of course you meant feet not miles because Christmas Island is teeny. You were just trying to fool me. You live 40 feet from the Pacific coast on Christmas Island!! I'm so lucky. I'll bet I'm the only one with a Santa on Christmas Island!! Cheery-bye and love Joy


26 Nov 04 - 07:56 PM (#1340140)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: open mike

less than a month to go now
i do not know if i can stand the suspense!


26 Nov 04 - 11:08 PM (#1340255)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Open Mike's Sleepy Secret Santa

Yawn, Laurel, you must have patience. Christmas will come along in its own sweet time and I'm sure you will enjoy your pressie. I've already picked it out, but haven't sent it yet. I hope you can wait until Christmas Day to open it, this inability of yours to withstand suspense is a bit worrying. But I know you can do it. So I will probably send it early, we'll see. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Holiday. Bye for now, I must get to bed and rest up for the big push.

Santa


27 Nov 04 - 02:51 AM (#1340320)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,JennBrooks Own Personal Armadillo Wrangler a

Hohoho, JennBrooks! How nice to hear from you. Old Santa has recovered from the election and has been scouring the planet for something suitable for you...as it looks like the whole armadillo thing is going to fall through. Don't you worry, though, Santa has your best interests at heart--my newly formed armadillo relationships lead me to believe that it's possible one could have TOO many. I will say, however, that I have become quite fond of these little critters. I'm not saying they are smart...but then, smart isn't everything!

My gift wrapping elves are a bit behind, but I think it is safe to say that your present is close to being on its way. All in all, the search for a just the right petit gateau for you has been a thoroughly pleasurable experience, well, almost thoroughly. There was one armadillo that had a real mouth on him...

I'm on my way now to go hang out with my favorite reindeer. It's Vixen, though I'm careful to not let the others know. Take care of yourself, don't get tired shopping, and remember to be verrrrry good, or Santa will be tempted to keep your present for himself!

Your humble servant, Santa.


27 Nov 04 - 06:15 AM (#1340372)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alaska Mike

Why did the chicken cross the road in Texas???














To prove to the armadillo that it could be done.


27 Nov 04 - 07:19 AM (#1340385)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess's Sneaky Surreptitious Santa (SS

its a long way from the land of the humble to the abode of the Bat Goddess.

so the queenly owl doth glide, her silken bundle of gifts in beak, to sail the mighty sky and to soar the highest peak.

and the little elves, do they have furry wings, and squeak like bats and other little things?

benzaiten, goddess of music

who is the bat? why is this creature so beautiful?

and bat goddess, for all i had a quid, so far i havent found a rubber squid.

to bat or not to bat? that is the question...


27 Nov 04 - 07:26 AM (#1340389)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BG'd SSS cont'd

To be a bat, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the fig tree to hang
and while away the dark and stormy days
Or to take wings against a sea of figs,
And by eating end them? To burp: to sleep;
No more; and by a burp to say we end
The hunger and the thousand little figs
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To eat, to sleep;
To eat: perchance with cream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that taste of sweet what dreams may come
When we have hung forever on this hanging branch,
Must give us pause: thats to digest
and then to eat another fig,
and rest
- Soft you now!
The fair Bat Goddess! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my squeaks remember'd...


27 Nov 04 - 08:19 AM (#1340411)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

BGs SSS has a recognisable turn of phrase methinks!
Giok


27 Nov 04 - 03:40 PM (#1340642)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,A Curmudgeonly Santa's Assistant

Well, then. Obviously the Boss has decided that he can't trust we elves to do the job of finding pressies so he's doing it himself (Or should that be herself, seeing as he's in drag to be incognito!). I don't know why!

Anyway, we're keeping an eye on you, making sure you ARE being good, even though you claim you are, but we know the truth. We've got permission to publish his opinion of you on this thread, and here we go!

Nice, with a few naughty marks. Neatness needs improvement. Behavior has been good sometimes, not so good other times. Manners could still use some attention. Was very nice last Monday.

Well done!


27 Nov 04 - 06:45 PM (#1340781)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,To Crane Driver

Just so you know,
For 2 weeks now I have been trying my hand at poetry again only to come up empty handed so..........your Santee gift should arrive around the middle of Dec. Keep the snow shovel and the box empty so I can make a quick stop and then on to the next.   More later, SS


27 Nov 04 - 07:02 PM (#1340798)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

BGs SSS has a recognisable turn of phrase methinks! -- Giok

Yeah . . . but Shakespeare's dead . . . (and was he a Mudcatter?!?)

Ye gawds, SS, you've done your homework! WHEN did I mention figs?!?

Linn


27 Nov 04 - 07:10 PM (#1340801)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,BGs SSS

...heh..heh..heh..












And as for you Giok, no squeaking!


27 Nov 04 - 09:17 PM (#1340872)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Oh Sussex Carole...

I do apologize for not posting sooner and I think your prezzy may be a bit late but I am on the Colonial side of the pond which is simply an excuse!

I've picked something that relates to Mudcat very strongly as well as myself and others here. I'll send a note later via PM when it arrives explaining what that means.

Merry Christmas!


27 Nov 04 - 09:30 PM (#1340877)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

i am trying my hardest to be good, santa, and its such a strain.


28 Nov 04 - 11:17 AM (#1341145)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: karen k

Hello to my Secret Santa,
I'm sorry for not paying attention to this thread. I have only right now noticed that you were looking for some hints. So, what I would like most is something that tells me about you. If you have a cd of yourself that would be wonderful. Or, a copy of your favorite childhood book and why you liked it, or something about where you are from. I hope that gives you some ideas. Oh, and I love teddy bears, especially if there is one that is local to where you are.

Merry Christmas to you Secret Santa. Now if I could just think of something for me to give my Secret Santee I'd be all set.

karen


28 Nov 04 - 11:55 AM (#1341167)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Limpit

I liked playing with the fairies Santa. Is there any more?

Limpit


29 Nov 04 - 12:30 AM (#1341691)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Little Limpit's Secret Santa

HO HO HO My Sweet Little Limpit-
My elves are just finishing up on your pressie's and I will be flying them to you very soon! Be a good girl and wait until Christmas to open them!
Try this little place out for fun. Neo for Limpit If you become a member you can have your own little pets and there is also a little game to play with the fairies. Have fun.
Love, Santa


29 Nov 04 - 06:21 PM (#1342520)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: SussexCarole

Hugs & kisses to my Colonial Santa xxxxxxx

"I've got a Santa......I've got a Santa......I've got a Santa......."


29 Nov 04 - 06:49 PM (#1342561)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

santa, hints pls. i want to speculate..


29 Nov 04 - 08:19 PM (#1342648)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Right! Drawn the line down the West coast of Alaska (still miles there aren't they?) and on down North America 40 miles in. Lots of Secret Santas along it methinks. Now - to eliminate the ones who've declared themselves - see who's still in the running. Still think it might be Christmas Island though. And then there's Hawaii using miles. Fun! Fun! Fun! Joy


29 Nov 04 - 09:26 PM (#1342700)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,el punkoid noveau's strange secret santa

Really, now. I have been very busy with your presents, despite all the other work I have for other naughty


29 Nov 04 - 09:30 PM (#1342704)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,el punkoid noveau's strange secret santa

er... nice people on my list.

Darn this blasted internet... never can get good service up here at the North Pole...

Anyway, your presents should be on the way, if the extra work eases up soon. Keep an eye out.


30 Nov 04 - 07:25 AM (#1343044)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,pegsverysecretsantatatatatatata

It went on the sleigh today, but you had better stay good or it will all turn into coal. I hope you have a good sense of humor and like suprises. ......................

now should that be sense of humour??

BFN

santa xxx


30 Nov 04 - 02:12 PM (#1343486)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,The very elusive SS of Joybell

Ah so : lit-tel glass hoppah makes occidental accident in forgetting that Pacific borders many, many distant lands.   

As Honourable Ancestor would say, searching only North American Coast is most quaint; and is rather like the sound of one hand clapping.

Or perhaps not.


30 Nov 04 - 05:40 PM (#1343679)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Oh Santa, you Dear Teaser!!! Another card, another State..... I'm beginning to think that you're a travelling salesman when you're not in season. What have you got in your pocketses??? *heehee*


30 Nov 04 - 05:43 PM (#1343684)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Well I did look further MyowndearSanta. It was your rather quaint way of using MILES that kept sending me back to the USA. Now to get out the maps of.. oops! now I've strayed into the East China Sea and the South China sea. How can you tell where one sea starts and another finishes. Down at our coast where it's the Southern Ocean there must be bits of the Pacific and bits of the Atlantic. And how do they ever keep Bass Straight? (sorry not one of my best)
Whales - well they're pretty smart, also dolphins, but jellyfish - for example, how do they know where they are? "Am I an Atlantic jellyfish or a Pacific jellyfish?" Tricky problem! It's a tough one.
ANYWAY, Dear Santa I still think you are on Christmas Island. You'd have to clap with one hand there. No room for two!
Back to the locator list and the man with no 'at. Cheery-bye, Joy


30 Nov 04 - 08:03 PM (#1343803)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: curmudgeon

Dear Santa et al.,

I really have been very very good, despite your assistant's protestations. Neatness is one of those accursed vices that I have never been afflicted with, nor even tempted by. Show me a neat desk and I'll show you a horribly cluttered mind.

My manners are impeccable. I open doors, let cars in in traffic, am polite to telemarketers, and always put the toilet seat down.

Do please look kindly upon me -- Tom


01 Dec 04 - 04:52 PM (#1344747)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Burke's dusty Santa

Me and the elves were just tidying the garage out so we had room to service the sleigh and I found just the gift for you.

Hate to think how long it's been lurking in the dirt and damp so I hope you don't mind it being a bit grubby round the edges. I'll see if I can find anything else to go with it.

Keep trying to be good.
xxxxxxxx


01 Dec 04 - 05:17 PM (#1344761)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Santa [very secret!] AGAIN! AGAI

Well honey chile, I done gone plumb loco, waitin' fer yo guesses bout my identitee. So Ise given up an posted yo goodies, dey got a lo-o-o-o-ng ways to go, bout 600 miles or more, mebbes dey'll be dere for christmas, 'n mebbees dey won't. BTW I aint in dem dere U Ss of A, but den I guess you done gone worked dat one out. Ah'll tell yo' summin tho, my accent am de opposite o' dis, an I's 5 years older dan you.
Cool Yule Babe.


01 Dec 04 - 05:29 PM (#1344770)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Unbelievable!
Now a postcard of North Carolina, perhaps you really are Father Christmas.......


01 Dec 04 - 06:43 PM (#1344839)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Foolstroupe's SS

Lenny the Lifesize Chocolate Moose wouldn't go down under so I substituted something else chocolate and local. Your package goes tomorrow. Some things you mentioned. Some you didn't. Some surprises. Hope it pleases you.
SS


01 Dec 04 - 09:37 PM (#1344989)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Tinker

Well, my Santee has called me after opening a gift three weeks early!!! But I suppose one of us has to exercise restraint. And I'm sure you all know it's my best, trait this patience type thing...mumble mumble... Thank you Santa for helping me play with you instead of opening my gifts... I think I've narrowed it down to one of the folks saying yes to attending the May handfasting ???? If the stars align I'll get to meet you there....


03 Dec 04 - 05:21 AM (#1346126)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CapriUni's SS

Your pressie is on it's way in a little sporty sleigh pulled by a rather sweet jersey cow who fancied a bit of a career change. Since it has quite a way to go, don't start looking for it yet......

I'm almost as excited about sending it as I will be about receiving mine!!

and Ann.......don't open it until Yule!!!!!

Love SS


03 Dec 04 - 09:54 AM (#1346329)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Firecat's Secretive Santa

Sorry I haven't been around much, but the elves and I are still searching for one elusive item. We're all over the United States looking, and I hope you have received some of the postal cards we have sent you while doing so.

Mrs. (or is that Mr.?) Clause and I have looked at literally dozens (well, ok, about four) t-shirts with local themes that include flutterbys, and one of my elves says that you are already well-supplied with flutterby earrings. We may have to abandon your list entirely, and go outside and pick you a cactus ear or a prickley pear. Decisions, decisions, and we really have to get something in the mail soon!


03 Dec 04 - 03:01 PM (#1346624)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Tinker's Tenacious Secret Santa

Something happening in May eh? Well, I'm known as a bit of a Party Animal & goodness knows I rarely say 'No' to a good get-together!!

Stars aligning? Unfortunately couldn't run to getting you one of these spectacular starry pressies, but it shouldn't be long before those magic fairies reach your shores with your heavy pressie. Don't forget to leave something nice out on the mantelpiece, will you?

Am very impressed by your patience Tinker Dear, keep up the good work, remember those spells....


03 Dec 04 - 03:25 PM (#1346642)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa

Mike, your pressie in on its way! Since it's early in December, I dispatched Rudolph himself to fly down to Alaska. You should receive your surprise Tuesday, that is, of course, if Rudolf spends the night in Barrow - not much trouble to get in there - I like that route for wayward elves and mischievous reindeer. Now if he decides to overnight in Fairbanks, well, it may be delayed a few days.

Here's the map Rudolf is using. I think it's fairly current.


03 Dec 04 - 03:43 PM (#1346659)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alaska Mike

Dear Santa, its so nice to know that you are on top of things, I have only one criticism of the map that Rudolf is using. The map shows Alaska colored "green" and at this time of year (especially after the foot of snow we got last night) our landscape is most assurredly "white". I hope the poor, besotted beast doesn't get lost. Thanks for all your hard work in preparing and sending my present. I know it will be treasured, not only for its intrinsic beauty, but also for the care which you took to select it. I hope your upcoming whirlwind trip around the globe goes smoothly. Best wishes for a happy holiday season.

Mike


03 Dec 04 - 03:58 PM (#1346669)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mr.


03 Dec 04 - 04:01 PM (#1346671)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mr. Leadfinger's Gifted Santa

Stupid bloody damned computers...

Oh, Mr. Finger. Sorry. I have decided that because you have been such a wonderful little boy this past year you deserve another gift. You will most probably have received the one that is currently speeding towards you before the second arrives, so you will by then be aware of who is sending it. I do hope that you enjoy both gifts...and that your coming year is prosperous, enjoyable, happy, and all of that sort of thing.




Now if I can figure out how to send this stupid thing....


04 Dec 04 - 09:36 AM (#1347170)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,art brooks ss

wrapped packed and on its way
dont open till christmas day
no peeking,no steaming
no putting up to the light and sneaking
just do it my way
and enjoy on Christmas Day
Merry Christmas Art
Santa


04 Dec 04 - 09:50 AM (#1347176)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Leadfingers

A second offering on its way ?? I am all agog with anticipation !!


04 Dec 04 - 03:40 PM (#1347417)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Teresa's rather worried Secret Santa


04 Dec 04 - 03:51 PM (#1347429)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Teresa's rather worried Secret Santa

Hi Teresa,

I have been hoping to hear from you after I posted my hints to you very early in this thread, but now I am a little worried that everything is okay in your part of the world.

I checked to see when it was that you posted last to Mudcat and it was here

in October

I hope that everything is okay.

I found another present for you today to go with the first one. That was the one which relates to the biggest shiny thing around here. The second present is smaller, with a touch of an almost turquoise blue on it.

I had a brainwave about another small present as well, and as luck would have it I know exactly where to get it, even though I haven't seen any in the shops for a few years. When I was buying the second present I saw the other item in their showcase so I will go back and get it tomorrow. I just hope that the parcel inspectors don't think it is something dangerous when they shake the parcel. :-)

Your Secret Santa


04 Dec 04 - 04:33 PM (#1347466)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: artbrooks

Santa, you are a spoil sport!!


04 Dec 04 - 06:41 PM (#1347570)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's secret santa

Carole dear...

I have heard you have been a VERY GOOD GIRL! In fact, I am working very hard today getting your box all ready.

I tried to get some reindeer to take it out today, but they are all down with the Flu, sad to say. Dancer thinks he can get 'round to Monday but he has a LOOOONG way to fly! We're gonna feed him some Chicken Soup, let him rest up a bit, bundle him well and then tie your present on his back Monday.

Because you've been EXTRA GOOD, I'm including some sweets for a sweet girl.

Be on the look-out!

Your Santa


04 Dec 04 - 07:32 PM (#1347612)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Joybell

Myowndear Secret Santa, Have I stumbled on something? Problem is there is a loose end I can't tie in. HMMMM!! Zen = Japan. Japan = Pacfic coast. Guam has one too and (pass me the ruler) it's big enough to live 40 miles from the coast on Guam, I think. More research needed. Where's the list of everyone playing this great game? Back to the files.
I still rather favour Christmas Island though. Are you sure you aren't from there Santa dear? My very best wishes. Cheers, Joy


05 Dec 04 - 09:41 AM (#1347946)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: The Fooles Troupe

Ooooh! Aaaaah! Eeeeeee!

:-)

Thanks, Santy..


05 Dec 04 - 12:37 PM (#1348051)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Super Silly Secret Santa

Father Christmas reached out for another Mince Pie, then sat back in his big, comfy armchair and rested his feet on the footstool.

"Well, Mrs Christmas," quoth he "the sleigh is all loaded now. The elves have worked their little hides off this year, to get everything done in time. They're a good bunch really". He took a small sip of sherry and thoughtfully muched the mince pie.

"You know, there's only one thing wrong with being this really cool Anthropomorphic Personification - the uniform is really fetching, the red wellies are something else, and you can have a good winter holiday straight after Christmas without anyone complaining. But why do I have to drink so much of this wretched sherry? I'd far rather have a good whisky!"

Mrs Christmas sighed deeply. "I know Father" she said. It's the same every year - you come home p****d as a fart, and reeking of the stuff. And you don't even like it!"

"Aye" he sighed. "But I can't have the Brassneck to leave it - all the little boys and girls - and not so little either - would be so disappointed if I left it. And all the Dads would think me really punkoid if I started nicking their best malts every year. Can't be 'elped, I suppose".

"Maybe someone might leave you something a little different this year - a nice bottle of that Nouveau stuff that you could bring home for our Christmas Dinner!

"Maybe" replied Santa. "Still - I'd best get on. I've a long journey tonight, delivering that one to Animaterra - I hope Rudolf has filed the flight plan this year, and knows where to go..."

So saying, Father Christmas stood up, put on his bright red coat, combed his beard, and headed for the sleigh to start another night of deliveries...


05 Dec 04 - 12:40 PM (#1348054)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Super Silly Secret Santa

Yeah!!!!!!!! I made 550!


05 Dec 04 - 06:36 PM (#1348250)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Dearest Santa,
Congratulations on your numerical achievement! Your prose is deeply moving (even though I like sherry!). It's also rather familiar in style... the little wheels are turning in this rusty brain of mine! I wonder if my guess is correct?

At least I'm fairly certain of which continent you hail from! It ain't Arctic, that's fer sher!

Eagerly-anticipating-Animaterra


06 Dec 04 - 12:59 PM (#1348957)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's hyperefficient SS

Ohhhh Jaaayyyyyyzzzzzeeeeee Hope you've been good. I'vejust staggered to the sleigh and looks like we are on route for the present drop. Might take a while. One of the reindeers got sick so we're trying out this new Penguin chap...he's having a bit of bother with the flying bit at the moment but we've got some new batteries on order and I'm sure it will work out fine.

Must fly...got a sleigh to catch

xxx


06 Dec 04 - 01:26 PM (#1348982)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

Now there's a hint, or is it?
Giok


06 Dec 04 - 02:24 PM (#1349046)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze

Boy,SS, you are efficient! Presents ready to deliver and inventive replacement for the sick reindeer. A penguin! Who would have thought of that? Now what direction would you be coming from?


07 Dec 04 - 11:56 AM (#1349979)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Catherine Jayne

How are you Santa??? I haven't heard from you for a while....


07 Dec 04 - 11:59 AM (#1349984)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's Solstice Fairy!!

Well Mr Tom Cook the I have gathered your presents together and packed them neatly into a brown box and handed it over to the Holly King who is sending it airmail to you as I type. Look out in the mail for a package from another country!

Enjoy!!

Yours
Solstice Fairy


07 Dec 04 - 12:32 PM (#1350019)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

Well my SS didn't give many clues did he/she!
Giok


07 Dec 04 - 12:37 PM (#1350022)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Jaze's operationally challenged SS

I tried this message just now & it didn't work so lets give it another go

Yes Jaze we are having to make a detour south this year. Trouble is the penguin says he's not flying anywhere without his brother who's in the stunt business

see http://meph.eu.org/penguin1.php

So its down south before heading off to Virginia.
You just wouldn't think a Santa could have so many problems with employees. Just can't get the staff these days AND the reindeer are now consulting their union on an increase in lichen allowances...it just never ends...how am I supposed to do it on this budget...I ask you...is the world going mad???? Am I?????


07 Dec 04 - 04:18 PM (#1350249)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Hollowfox

Hmmm.600 miles and not in the USA, eh? Then my educated guess would be Canada. And not even Bobert cantranscribe a Southern USA accent that bad, so I'm guessing that you must be a Canadian, possibly a college professor (belles lettres?, journalist, author or other form of wordcrafter. And patient, yes very patient with this bad ol' vixon who can't get her repentant donkey in gear and get on the 'Cat to guess who you even are! Wicked, wicked vixan to treat her beloved Secret Santa so, and they being so kind too! Did I mention patient? Howowel! Ba-Woooh! (repentant vixin) Love, Mary


07 Dec 04 - 05:46 PM (#1350354)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's SS

Oh deah me, I done fergit dat last zero, make dat 6000 miles, I tink dat cut out Canada.


08 Dec 04 - 06:59 AM (#1350814)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's SS/Soltice pal..whatever

Your Nondemoninational/ecumenical winter pal here...also known as SECRET SANTA....I posted over in the "My Pressie has arrived' Thread by mistake.

My bad. Sorry

Please go there and read the all-important warning about not presuming anything in your package(s) to be soap. Terribly imperative.

NOT SOAP

NOT SOAP

NOT SOAP


your
SS.SF. WP.

That would be: SS = Secret Santa SP = Soltice Pal, and WF = Winter friend.


08 Dec 04 - 07:21 AM (#1350829)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Champagne Carole told me this:

>>>Dear Secret Santa,

I have been a very good girl this year, well, mostly!

I love sweets and would adore a regional specialty! I love reading, although I prefer to read stuff that gets me away from real life and has happy endings, I guess I never grew out of fairy stories! I go to the cinema occasionally, often to avoid gardening - actually I like nice gardens, but I never seem to have time to work in my own. I tend to like bouncy music that cheers me up when I hear it or lovely relaxing music to make me purr.

I do celebrate Christmas, I'm like a big kid with it. I decorate the house to within an inch of it's life in gold, red and green as early in December as I can get away with it, and I definitely have a tree. This year will be extra special as Cllr & I are going to my family for the day itself so we get to play with our nieces who are 2 and 5 - it's so nice to be with others who are certain that Santa really exists!

I've also been a good girl and filled in what seemed to be the standard sheet on BS: Secret Santa Hints 2004. Hope this helps.

Love & hugs,
Champagne Carol<<<

Awwww....what a sweet letter! And from a sweet little girl no less. Santa knows you've been good and has already sent one box of Pressies and yes, there are sweets. I didn't wrap the sweets so you can have them as soon as you open the box! There is also a beverage to go WITH the sweets which you can sip and ponder the wrapped pressies for the rest of the month!

Another box is being prepared as we speak. Post when you get your first box!They have a looooooooong way to travel, maybe 6,000 miles?

regional sweets, eh? I can do that. Next box though.

Just remember:

NOT SOAP!

NOT SOAP!

NOT SOAP!



Champagne Carole's SS


08 Dec 04 - 08:10 AM (#1350860)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Q from Champagne Carole's SS

Oh Carole dear....

Do you like to make yourself up and spritz with pleasant smelling cologne/perfume type things? Do you you wear make-up...if so what kinds.

Do you drink Coffee? tea? Anything besides champagne?

DO you have pierced ears?

DO you wear toe-rings? Nose rings? Eyebrow rings?

DO you have a belly-button piercing?

Are you a non-pierced person? Or perhps a concientious objector to piercings?

If you DO drink Coffee, what kind of cofeee maker do you have? A drip, a percolator or one of those new Pod thingies?

Do you wear T-shirts?

Do you wear hats? (such as baseball caps)

Is your hair long, short..somehwere in between?

Do you use Hair ornaments of any kind? Ponytial olders? headbands? Ribbons, barrettes, etc?

Do you write much..as in ..would you have any use for motecards..stationary?

Help a Santa out and answer as many of these Qs as you can. Cllr can answer them if he wishes since you don't post much.

Affectionately,
your SS

NOT SOAP!
NOT SOAP!
NOT SAOP!
or SOAP either...


08 Dec 04 - 11:07 AM (#1350975)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's oh-so-methodical-Santa

Relax, my dear, Santa hasn't forgotten you. It has been a little busy here at the workshop, but just this week I had messengers dispatch your bundle with the promise that it would be there within seven spins of the globe. By the 14th, they say, they will place these goodies in your own two hands!

Frazzled Santa (looking forward to the 26th and kicking back with a nice Reisling and a plate of smoked salmon--you can keep the cookies and milk!)


08 Dec 04 - 08:09 PM (#1351458)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Edain's very quiet SS

Just to let you know, your pressie is in the mail!

I didn't have many hints to go on, but I think you'll like the pony


08 Dec 04 - 08:33 PM (#1351482)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jaze

Dear Santa, Have a nip and relax a while.Another day won't make much difference. In fact, I'd give those penguins a nip too. It does wonders for "attitude problems". Coming from the south,eh? Hmmmm.....


09 Dec 04 - 12:08 AM (#1351636)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: moonglow

Can't find the 'my pressie has arrived' thread (if, indeed, it does exist), so here goes: it has arrived!

And a very heavy package it is! Can't wait to disembowel open it... it must have cost a near fortune to send!


09 Dec 04 - 12:57 AM (#1351664)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's Secret Santa

Dearest Champagne Carole:

What size T-shirt do you prefer? I usually send out size XL to most people since many folks like theirs a little big and afterall, cotton does shrink a bit in the wash.

However, I have a really special T-shirt in the workshop which a person couldn't buy if they tried that is in a women's size Large. Very spiffy. It's a Crew T-shirt from a certain now defunct Fantasy-action TV show filmed in New Zealand and...other matching accessories to go with it.

Would little Champagne Carole like something like this under her tree?

Cllr can answer for her.

Your Santa doesn't check in all that often, I know, but I will check back a few more times this week! Any replies from you or Cller would be greatly appreciated.

Much love,
Santa


09 Dec 04 - 09:36 AM (#1351940)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Hollowfox

Hmmm... yeah, I guess that extra zero does leave Canada out. All of North America as well, I guess. 'Scuse me while I go and grab an atlas.


09 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM (#1351974)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's impatient Secret Santa

Carole Luv:

Sorry but I have pressing business her at The North Pole. I won't be able to check back until Saturday Morning. Afer that...whatever Pressies are gonna head you way will have to go out the door. So...

Any last requests?

I've srpinkled some hints ALL OVER THE MUDCAT so look high and look low and I'll be in Scotland before ye.

That's not a hint, btw.

Satna baby needs to know:
what size T-shirt
do you like girly stuff - face paint, fragrant liquids, etc.
do you drink coffee and if so how..don't say out of a cup..tell me how you MAKE IT.
If not what DO you drink besides Champagne
Do you wear hats/caps?

after I check in one last time saturday...all pressie must get stuffd into a box and strapped to another reindeer.

If you want to prolong the game, do NOT open any notes or cards thsat come in Pressie box one. Put them aside. If you don't care and can't stand the suspense..well, then...you'll find out soon enough!

There's still the msyery of just what IS the object that could be mistaken for Soap that is in fact, NOT SOAP and should not be mistaken for soap under any circumstances lest disaster befall Ye. That ought to keep you up at night.

Remember: NOT SOAP!

repeat that several times a day until presents are opened.

Champagne Carole's impatient Secret Santa
now leaving to go lock him/herself into the workshop for the rest of the day to manufacture another pressie.

let's see if I can leave ONE more hint.

Hmmm..think PURPLE


09 Dec 04 - 01:50 PM (#1352165)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs.Duck

Cooee Santa are you still out there?


09 Dec 04 - 02:32 PM (#1352202)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mrs. Duck's SS

Never fear, Mrs. Duck, your Santa is here, and keeping a close eye on you via my number 1 English elf who has personally assured me of your goodness, albeit a bit on the joyfully crazy side. And any day now your gifties will begin the long arduous trek from the Pole du Nord.

Happy Yule !!!


09 Dec 04 - 05:49 PM (#1352372)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs.Duck

Thank you, Santa. 'Tis true I try to be good (well, no complaints yet :0)) So good to know I have an elf (or is it gnome) looking after me!


09 Dec 04 - 08:51 PM (#1352485)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Blackcatter

Woo Hoo!


09 Dec 04 - 10:11 PM (#1352560)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Champagne Carol has not been well recently and she hasnt been able to get to the PC she is cuddly and well xlarge expecailly as she likes big t shirts to use as night shirts and she doesnt do coffee and i love her dearly. Get well soon from Cllr xx


10 Dec 04 - 07:14 AM (#1352826)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Rustic Rebel's SS

Just to let you know, you have not been forgotten, I do exist but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get your pressie to St Nick in time as there have been a few unexpected delays. I've crossed my fingers and am hoping for the best but we'll have to see :-(


10 Dec 04 - 10:46 AM (#1353044)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's very relieved Secret Sant

THANKYOU Cllr. Man. I was sweatin' there. I realize that I've been scarce myself, but when I finally tried to play I was fearful that she and you gave up on me!

I, as of yet, have not heard from any alleged SS for me, but then again...I didn't really expect one. I also didn't bother to post a freaking thing about msyelf so....ya gets what ya pays for or what yas play for as the case may be.

Now Champagne Carole on the other hand....OK. I went to My favorite place to load up on 'regional sweets' and snagged a bunch of things that are popular in my neck of the woods as well as some holiday tea. I think I'll not be wrapping that...just posting it in a big Get Well Holiday Box. Don't let her eat too many of the sweets though. Not good when you're feeling badly.

The more you tell me Cllr, the more stuff I'll send. That's the way it works. Flatter me, tease me, beg me, plead me and Champange Carole wins the jackpot. I'll check in for another week to see how much you butter me up. The more you post, the more I'll reward your Carole! If she can't play, you can!

I looked into sending some actual champagne but that might be a logistical nightmare. I'll still try. The way I look at it, I have until Twelth Night to get it all to her.

One Pressie Box was put into the postal system Monday so you should see some evidence of it along with a postcard quite soon. If you open it Cllr, you can keep my identity secret a tad longer. I foolishly assumed I'd send just one box so I blew it and enclosed a photo and my name. You can steal it if you want to preserve the game.

I sent a Christmas card as well but that too has my addy on it. I worry to much about things going astray. If you intercept these things, you can hand them all to her at once on Christmas eve.

However, anything NOT wrapped is intended to boost the Holiday Cheer at Chez Champagne Carole & Cllr. Feel free to ransack the unwrapped gifts.

I'm hard at work on the sweets, treats and Tea box right now. It should help Champagne Carole's recovery immensly.

Incidentally, Donner knows all about feeling badly. The whole Troupe of Reindeer had Flu earlier this month. Perhpas he'll go a little faster knowing that Champagne Carole is under the weather. There IS something in the first Pressie box that should also help with that. It's unwrapped. You'll see.

A much relieved SS

Now...is there anything Cllr might want from Champagne Carole's very generous SS? Ask and ye might receive.


10 Dec 04 - 11:45 AM (#1353111)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's extravagent Secret Santa

Pressie report for Cllr to bring to Champagne Carole:

Box Number two herafter referred to as the Holdiay Cheer Box has left the building and been handed off to an Pirate, Peg-leg Pierce (not an elf) to place into the postal system.

Nothing in it is wrapped...it's all for immediate consumption in reasonable amounts. When you get it, put on a pot of water and have a tea-party! Invite the neighbors! I was careful this time to only put my street address on the box - no name.

I did however put in a another photo of me near the area where the 2 bags of chocolate covered somethings were popularised. Now, I am not FROM that area, but I once roomed with somebody who was and their Dad always brought us these chocolate covered things as a treat when he visited. So..they aren't MY regional sweet but they are A regional sweet. Does that count as meeting Carole's request for regional Sweets?

The other 2 boxes of sweet things within the Holiday Cheer Box ARE pretty popular where I live and are usually dunked into some type of silly overwrought coffee beverage. Me, I prefer my tea, but then again, am not FROM where I now reside. Where I live, everyone drinks trendy coffee concotions and yet, nnone of them have probably ever had a proper cup of coffee in their silly little lives. Where I reside now, people also spend small fortunes on silly brand-named bottles of water...all of which is indistiguishable from tap-water but perhaps paying $4 a liter makes them feel superior and priviliged.

Do you and Champage Carole have a dog? A cat? Santa wouldn't want to leave th critters out in the cold with no Presssies of their very own! No, he/she would certianly not!

Since Cllr encouraged me with that tiny little hint..I'll be checking in all weekend for more requests. Santa wants to hear..what do you think Champagne Carole would like?

The more you post, the more I'll send.

Champagne Carole's Extravagent Secret Santa


10 Dec 04 - 11:52 AM (#1353122)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

Cllr/Carole?? It's not Maggies baby girl is it?
Giok ;~)


10 Dec 04 - 12:59 PM (#1353198)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's extravagent Secret Pirate

Nope, John.

Not Maggies Baby Girl whomever she might be.

But thank you for playing!

Anyone else care to hazard a guess? If Cllr and Carole can't play, you are all welcome to try!

I'll toss an extra little goody in the next Pressie Box for Carole for every Mudcatter who plays along with me. The more of you who play, the more goodies for Carole & Cllr. Obviously I'm desperate for attention. Nothing worse than an emotionally needy Secret Pirate/Santa, eh?

(Of course if every mudcatter plays along...I'll go broke on postage, but somehow I don't believe that will be the case)

Any one of Cllr and Carole's pals is welcome to give me hints and/or suggestions for things to stuff in the next box.

Do they have cats? Dogs? Some collection of odd things that requires adding to?

Out of left field//what size belt does Cllr wear?

I found a hand-tooled belt in my box of odd gifts I bought and never sent to the intended party and if it's the right size, Cllr wins the abandoned xmas gift sweepstakes.

I am rather bad about buying gifts all year long and then forgetting to mail some. Those forgotten gifts get tossed into a big box from which I pulll one whenever I am in need of an instant gift. Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be for Carole & Cllr, it's overflowing this year. Not lots of music, but lots of clothing, accessories, knick-knacks and doodads.

Well, I'm off to get another package to a gal I know who collects postcards and also to send some Saffron to a gal named Saffron. Pirate Santa is busy today. However..not so busy that He/She won't be checking back throughout the day to see who wants to play!

Yo-Ho-ho-Harrr-harr-Arrrh!
Champagne Carole's Secret Pirate/Santa


10 Dec 04 - 04:15 PM (#1353404)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,A Curmudgeonly Santa

Well, I gave one of the elves the map to your place today and sent them on their journey. I hope it gets there fairly quickly, but you never can tell with elves, can you?!

Hope you like your pressies when the elf gets there!


11 Dec 04 - 03:56 AM (#1353772)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's persistant Secret Pirate

Yo-ho-Ho and a bottle of Egg Nog!

Giving it one last try for the next ohhh...10 hours or so. Cllr, Carole...anyone who knows them.....

I'm gonna simply guess that Champagne Carole has a cat and add a gift for the Puss to the next pressie box. If she doesn't, Cllr can simply go out to the garden gate and holler:

MARMALADE!

Some ginger cat is bound to come and partake of the treats.

Putting together the extravagent Pressie box at present - it may be the last...all depends on Cllr, Champagne Carole and their Mudcat pals.

Butter me up, ply me with compliments, impress me with stories of Champagne Carole's stunning goodness and she may get more. Somebody play the game with me, please????

I don't care what your relation to Carole is...just tell me about her! All Cllr had to do was say she wasn't well and I sent off another entire box. I'm a pushover Secret Pirate Santa. It doesn't take much to get me in the giving mood.

So sorry to hear she's feeling badly. Her Secret Pirate Santa sent some Get Well Wishes today. I hope Cllr does tell me when Pressie Box number one arrives for her.

I am , however, disappointed to hear from other Mudcatters that those pesky customs invoices spoil the game when it comes to Pressie contents. Oh BOO on customs. Big Spoilers. Can't they see we're playing a GAME here? I'll have to be more cryptic in my reponses next time.

Well..it's back to wrapping.

Champagne Carole's Secret Pirate Santa


11 Dec 04 - 08:35 AM (#1353901)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mrs. Duck's SS

Hallooo Mrs. Duck ! Your package, as promised is now en route. Please do not start watching for it too soon..As the regular reindeer are resting up for the big push, your gifties are coming by less conventional means.

The sled dogs will carry it throught the snow. afterwhich the moose will transport said gifts to the great sea, whereupon the package will wend its way Yorkshireward on wings of song to your abode.

Happy Yuletide -- Yr clandestine Claus


11 Dec 04 - 12:18 PM (#1354029)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,humbug oberserver

On wings of song??? oh barf.

Gee, If I set a pressie afloat in the ocean, I'd suggest the Narwhales play water Volleyball with it all the way to the shores of merry ole england. They could use their Unicorn horns and tip it from one whale to the next, never letting it touch the water....much!

Isn't that a great image..a fleet of narwhales going : Doink...Poink...doink..poink...poink-poink..doink!
Of course, if one tries to spike it, there goes the Pressie! D'OH!

You were doing good there with the musher dogs and the moose..all till you got to the wings of song. That's way too Debbie Boone for me.

How about four Cormorants each with the edge of a hamock in their beaks ferrying the pressie or' the sea?

Or some polar bears in a Kayack?

Walruses on Wind-surfboards?

Coyotes on jet skis?

Prairie Dogs in a Hot-air balloon?

Armadillos in a Zeppelin?

Grey Aliens in a 'Weather Balloon'??

The chupacabra in a saddle riding Nessie?

On wings of a song...you must be a romantic kind of secret santa. The kind what sends poems!

No harm in that really...I just like the idea of armadillos sailing about in a great air ship and taking your santee's pressie and dropping it down her chimney: PLUNK! Bombs away! Look out Beloooow! Fire in The Hole!

Hehe.


11 Dec 04 - 04:07 PM (#1354204)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST, Mooman's Secretive Claus

Finally got the lid nailed down on that box of . . . oh, you'll just have to wait and find out. But I hope they don't eat through the . . . oh, this is too much information, I think.

The elves were outfitted with whips and leather and got the ol' flying reindeer saddled up and ready to go yesterday. I think they scrounged an old WWII reconnaissance map -- hope it's got your street on it. They seemed reasonably confident. You DO have a chimney, don't you?!?

Maybe they'll just leave it at the local post office. Haven't a clue as to how long it will take to get there; but it's out of my hands now. (I think the elves had a piece of ginger to place under the reindeer's tail . . .)

Hope you've got a pair of welding gloves and a rabies stick . . .

Oh, and ENJOY!

SS, St. of Elipses


11 Dec 04 - 09:21 PM (#1354421)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs Cobble

BooHoo I fear my SS may have emigrated to Mars or some other chocolate bar! Or maybe he/she is just veeeeeery busy. Not a word or clue for weeks......


13 Dec 04 - 05:55 AM (#1355441)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's totally Forlorn Secret Sa

boo hoo hoooo
>sniff, sniff<

Carole's sick abed ....Cllr is silent and none of their pals wants to play in their stead. :-(

boo hoo hoooooooo

I'm so depressed I just don't know HOW I'm ever gonna get up the energy and motivation to send out the last box of Pressies.

>sigh<


13 Dec 04 - 07:14 PM (#1356062)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Joybells SS Parcel stuffer

Well, according to the local postal elf, 10 days is tops from here to there, allowing for a stop off on the way for some cookies and a glass or two of ice cold milk, so that makes it a Christmas eve delivery by your SS's calculations.

Nothing if not pedantic that old fool.

Enjoy!


14 Dec 04 - 07:53 AM (#1356454)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's Secret Santa

Okay, I'll try whining again.....

BOOHOOOOHOOOOOOOO!

nobody will play with me! Pressie box number one went out just over a week ago. Shouldbe there SOOOOON. pressie box number two went out saturday or..if the postal service was lazy...Monday.

Pressie box number three is sittin' here in my lap.

What will you, Champagne Carole, Cllr or ANY Mudcatter do to entice me to drop it in the mail, huh?

Throw me a line here, I'm dying.


14 Dec 04 - 10:25 AM (#1356603)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Mrs Cobble's Traikle Parkin Lovin' Secret Sa

Fret thee not Mrs Cobble. Your Secret Santa hasn't absconded to Mars, Hershey's, Tunnock's, Marathon's or any other bar for a swift scoop.

Indeed the helpers were very busy yesterday and the Elves should, at this very moment, be trying to find the legendary Hamlet of the Goolies on their (I fear) somewhat mediaeval map of the Peoples' Republic of Olde Yorkshire.

More clues? But you said you had already guessed me! I guess not? Oh very well then...

The following things may lead you to me: Blondel, a labyrinthe, A447, memes, Else Garnett

Don't forget to leave a little traikle parkin for me with the sherry by the fireplace...I need the energy for my long night's work!

MCTPLSS


14 Dec 04 - 10:27 AM (#1356604)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Katlaughing's Secret Santa

Your present is winging it's way to you. I wish I could say something poetic like on the wings of a snow white dove, but alas it's on the hooves of smelly reindeer. But I shouldn't grumble, they do work hard(even if it is but once a year!) MERRY CHRISTMAS!


14 Dec 04 - 10:36 AM (#1356615)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's pathetic Secret Santa

Champagne carole doesn't love me.

Sniff Sniff

Cllr doesn't love me

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I think I'll go cry on Blitzen's shoulder.
>sigh<


14 Dec 04 - 10:46 AM (#1356628)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: My guru always said

Champagne Carol's Secret Santa: Don't cry...... Champagne Carol is a lovely, lovely person & I'm sure if she were well enough she would be here & playing!!! She's certainly very deserving of whatever treats you will be sending *grin*


14 Dec 04 - 10:50 AM (#1356635)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa

Your Oceanic Majesty!

Good News! Olive (the other reindeer) has pursueded Rudolph to haul the Elephant. Since he is the union rep for the local RMCP (Ruminant Mail Carriers, Primitive) I expect the package to go out today.

You may open the exterior as the interior is filled with red and green things wrapped around other things.


14 Dec 04 - 10:50 AM (#1356636)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Charmion's flustered festive friend

Dear Charmion,

Sincere apologies for any delay in the dispatch of your gift, we have had a small administrational hiccup here. Seems a band of rogue elves decided it would be amusing to deliver presents to the children on the 'naughty' list this year. Of course we try very hard to be inclusive in all our seasonal endeavours but feel that rehabilitation rather than encouragement is the way forward for some of our more behaviourally uninhibited participants. Also reindeer hijack is strictly against our policy especially as it can be very difficult to reintegrate them into the team after such an ordeal and subsequently they may not be fully embraced by our 'reindeer games' scheme. Please be assured however, that counselling will be made available and this unfortunate incident has now been put firmly behind us. I am also pleased to inform you that your present is currently on its way to you and should arrive in plenty of time for Christmas.

Best festive wishes to you, ho ho ho an' all that
Santa


14 Dec 04 - 11:03 AM (#1356649)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's SS

So glad to hear from you, My guru always said! I know she's not a frequent Mudcat poster, and that she's been under the weather. Still, A Santa gets sad from time to time.

I hear she is a VERY good girl and she should betting some nice Pressies anytime soon. The last Pressie box is nearing completion and should be the best pressie box yet.

All my little christmas spies say the same thing: She is a sweet girl who deserves lots of nice things and NO COAL!

I want to send her some music in this Pressie box but not sure what types to send. I'll just guess unless you might have some ideas.

I hate the we have to declare the contents for customs. I try to be minimal in my descriptions but....

Drat those customes people.

Thanks a bunch

A much happier
Champagne Carole's SS


14 Dec 04 - 11:15 AM (#1356661)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Paco Rabanne

Can't........


14 Dec 04 - 11:16 AM (#1356664)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Paco Rabanne

resist.....


14 Dec 04 - 11:17 AM (#1356665)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Paco Rabanne

600! Eat my shorts Leadfingers!


14 Dec 04 - 11:18 AM (#1356667)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

***


14 Dec 04 - 11:36 AM (#1356689)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

champagne carol feels overwhelmed by all the goodies that are heading her way. She currently is limping around the kitchen table as she has been prescribed twenty minutes walk then twenty minutes on her back to stop her nerve/back problem from, seizing up. FWEEP *small carol noise* she can now take more pain killers and is leaping off to bed again.    (dictatd by CC and written by Champagne carols silly secret typer)

The post card arrived today and so did the christams card Carol has been unable to get around for two weeks and we may have to cancel our travel plans for the holidays I am so sorry I havn't joined in more but I have been exceptionally busy and also having to do the cooking and house chore's Thank you so much for the posts I read them out loud to Carol and she was nealry in tears thank you for the thoughts your consideration and humour means more than any present that you have sent although we are very greatful and eagerly await the boxes (if carol was ablre to bounce at the moment she would be
8-) I promise to check in at least twice a dy from now on thnk you very much   Cllr


14 Dec 04 - 11:37 AM (#1356691)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

that should have been limping off to bed


14 Dec 04 - 11:53 AM (#1356709)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: John MacKenzie

Limp and bed shouldn't be in the same sentence.
Giok :~)


14 Dec 04 - 12:21 PM (#1356739)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole' OVERJOYED SS

Oh Yay! Some of my stuff is arriving! YAY I say, Yay!

Well, the post-card and Pressie box number ONE were sent on the same day so THAT should bode well for Carole's imminent happiness.

Pressie Box number TWO which contains Get Well Cheer is in the wind and once you get Pressie Box number ONE, I should be able to estimate for you when Pressie box 2 should arrive.

SO, SO sorry to hear that my little darling Santee is hurting. I suppose I can hit up an elf for some magic elf dust but..what with Customs and all...not a good plan.

Well now, Cllr...did you tell her my identity or are you making her guess? Did you get my photo? The photo of my Dog??

You see what happens, tell me a little and I want to here MORE! MORE! MORE!!!!


I'm going to shuffle off for a few hours and wrap Pressies.

La la lalalala...I'm a happy Santa, a very contented Santa....la la lalalalala... loo loolololoo..lalalalalala..Happy Santa, Happy Snanta..la la la! (singing like Babe the piglet)


14 Dec 04 - 12:29 PM (#1356744)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs.Duck

I promise to wait patiently, Santa.


14 Dec 04 - 02:22 PM (#1356840)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

I read your message out loud while cooking dinner carol laughed a lot.
As I'm the only one who can get at the post I have kept you secret- your picture is very nice. Carol (without an e) has asked me to respond on a regular basis so keep checking in.

Singimg like babe the piglet was very sweet as that was the film I took Carol to see just before we got engaged Cllr


14 Dec 04 - 08:50 PM (#1357121)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Cahmpagne Carol's newly Happy SS

Oh 'tis nice to be loved and appreciated. Yup, it is.

I spent a nice day working on the computer and leaning off to wrap pressies when the pages were having hiccups. I found a lot of weird little things to stick in the THIRD Pressie box that don't take up much room.

And, because Cllr has been so nice, I wrapped a little Pressie for HIM too. The only gifts for Anyone other than Carol are the ones that have tags on them to say who they are for. All the ones without tags are for Carol. it is a very proper gift for someone who goes by the Nick Cllr, btw.

Question..have you a cat? If so, has the cat been very good? Santa doesn't want to leave out the feline members of the household. So long as the cat has been a good mouser and isn't named marmalade...the cat is elgible to win the Pressie Sweepstakes too.

It sounds as if you and Carol have been married about as long as I have. I just a few days ago celebrated the 8th anniversary of my FIRST wedding to Mr. Santa. Today is the 8th Anniverary of my Second Wedding to Mr. Santa and in April, we have a third Eighth Anniversary. Only one Anniversary card has arrived however..from the Erzats mother of the Bride from weddings one and two. Her hubby, Gil Kane, walked me down the Aisle. I'll send a wedding photo in the next pressie box. Alas, Gil has passed on, but I still look at the wedding photos often and smile. It was a great day. Both of them! The one on the 14th was our big hoopla wedding.

This is a hint at my identity btw...Gil Kane didn't walk any other girl down the aisle ever, not even his own daughter. The wedding was written up in certain Genre publishing circles and since Carol reads genre fiction...maybe she might know some of the people I Know. the wedidng was held at the home of an actor whose first speaking role was in the PBS production of LATHE OF HEAVEN way back when. Sadly, the man who married us pased away this summer. He married about 40 professional coupls of writers/artists/directors/etc. within science Fiction/fantasy/Horror/Filmmaking.

I hope that the second Pressie box gets there soon. It has lots of goodies..none wrapped...all to be enjoyed immediately! I wanted to put a huge Chestnut panatone in Pressie box number 3 but my Hubbie threatened to smash it to bits if I tried. he said a three pund tin of panatone was too much. So what am I supposed to do with this behemoth Panatone my mother spend $70 on? I can't fercrissakes eat it. I don't DO panatone. My mother, in a momentary lapse of sanity, forgot we are Irish.

She does this every now and then because when we were wee babes, she was stuck in a neighborhood of all Italians because My daddie was assigned to that locale.( NOT in italy mind you) Nobody spoke English, just Italian and they all ate Panatone. My sister learned to speak Italain before she spoke English. Thye assumed My mother was Italian on account of her jet black hair and promptly taught her to cultivate Aubergines. As a result, she is better at making Rice-Ricotta pie than a proper soda-Bread.

So, here I sit with a Giant Chestnut Panatone.

Back to wrapping Pressies. Hopefully carol shall get my Getweel card soon. I put in another photo I believe. By the time I'm done, she can paper her walls with my visage.

Very truly,
carol's SS.


14 Dec 04 - 09:46 PM (#1357147)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

I told you you I would check back frequently 8-) We do not have cats as my brother is allergic and so is carol's sister (I used to have a cat called Pushkin)which is a shame as we like cats. Carol and I were married in '97 and have been together for over ten years. We both read fantasy I have over 3000 as I used to be a bookseller running the scifi section. mind you I have given a lot of books away and i couldnt give an exact figure

Carol is in bed sleeping, its 2-40 in the morning here, and well I dont sleep much -no rest for the wicked- I wil try and think of something funny to say next time I post, ( I will read your post to carol next time she wakes up to take her pain killers. Cllr


15 Dec 04 - 07:48 AM (#1357469)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Hey ho We have a parcel now I have it hiddne from carol as I im just checking how you want me to hand it overpiece at at a time or let her rummage arounf after I have taken reavealing information away!Cllr


15 Dec 04 - 08:07 AM (#1357480)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's ridicuously happy SS

Cllr:

Oh I am overrcome with total SS happiness! Okay, seeing as Pressie Box number one arrived yesterday..Pressie Box number TWO should materialize on or about the 20th. Pressie Box number 3 mightn't arrive in time for Christmas but it will be there shortly after if not on Christmas eve, make sure you keep your eyes peeled forit in the event that you have to go collect it.

Anything that is NOT wrapped can be handed over to Carol as you see fit. The hot beverage was intended for her to ennjoy as she made out christmas cards or pondered Pressies. It is a 'regional' treat that is quite popular these days in Santa's neck of the woods. I'm not all that fond of adultered Tea-type beverages but...everyone else seems to guzzle this stuff by the gallon.

The sweets can be doled out at your discretion. The cookbook and recipe brochures were intended to inspire Holiday cooking. They can be leafed through at will and perhaps carol can tick off the ones she really likes and you could be so kind as to make one of the pies for her.

I can't recall what else was in the box, but it it isn't wrapped, it's up to you to decide when to toss them in her general direction. The thing that looks a bit like a CD,, is in fact, a CD. it's not christmas music though.

Oh..no cat at your house? Well, all the more catnip for some other Puss then. Fine by me, more room for other pressies then.

More cards should arrive soon.

So, as for the books then..I already wrapped a couple of paperbacks but should I leave them out? Are you overwhelmd with books as we speak? Would it not be wise to add to their numbers?

With what little time I have left for deciding what goes in the next box...Oh, help a Santa Out and tell me:

What kind of music would she like? DOn't say 'folk'...be more specific. I will try and stuff in some general Xmas merriment music but as I said, it may not get there in time.

Champagne Carol's SS


15 Dec 04 - 11:27 AM (#1357640)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Snuffy's Secret Santa

Snuffy, despair not. Santa is running a wee bit slow on holiday preparations since she just finished her first semester of graduate school! I hope to get to the post office this week - if the elves don't arrive in time for Christmas, they'll be there for the New Year.

Merry Christmas ---

Santa


15 Dec 04 - 04:23 PM (#1357901)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carols secret Salami

Okay..still poking about and choosing what things to include and what to forgoe.

Does Champagne Carol paint her nails?
Doe she have long hair?
Does she wair fancy hair ties, barrettes, clips, sticks, ornamanets, etc...?
Does she wear make-up?
Does she wear perfume?
Is she a consumer of animal flesh? I was going to ask if she ate meat, but I can just IMAGINE the jokes that might bring about.
In other words, is she a vegetarian? a Vegan? some type of other food conscientious objector?

Why..well,I've a nice salami for her....

Bwa ha ha ha!

No really, I do .

Bw ha ha ha ha ha aha aha

really.. now..
I do!

oh forget it..My better half would have a seizure if I tried to send a 4 lb pepper roasted salami. Too bad. Or maybe not

But still... meat products, yes? no?

Why..there's this Aussie website I found that sells Kangaroo jerky. I thought it might be an amusing item. I think they also have crocodile jerky.

I can also get Buffalo Jerky here as well as salmon and tuna jerky.

Please get back to Cllr. I have to mail this pressie box by tomorrow my time.

I can't be certain I'd be able to send anything more after Pressie box three..maybe...but if I did it wouldn't get there until AFTER Xmas.

Much love
Champagne Carole's Secret Salami


15 Dec 04 - 06:54 PM (#1358045)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

So you must know Joel Tobeck pretty well then CCSS? he he he.
Anyway We eat meat not sure if customs might have a problem I dont know. Carol is very grateful for the post I read them to her and she loooooves them. We love books and the recipes are a treasure I will attemp them soon ( I dont do gluten carol doesnt do milk we both love cheese but again sending that might be problimatical. We both adore books (as long as they are not to heavy to post) and the wrapped prezzies are under our Xmas tree. the ouzo sweets are lovely and got us to wondering if you mixed ouzo with wiskey would you get an ouzi (only if served in a nine milimeter shot glass we havnt tried the tea yet and if I havn't said it before THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU you are a ray of sunshine in a difficult time for us thank you hugs and kisses mike and Carol


16 Dec 04 - 12:23 AM (#1358293)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne carol's Extravagent SS

ahhhh..so you dipped into the Ouzo candy! Very good. Did it get you pissing drunk? I myself have been afraid to try that stuff given my last experience with Ouzo at a Greek Orthodox Wedding in 1993. What anasty hang-over Ouzo gives! Those candies are very popular at my spouse's office where they have big tins of them. I just thought they looked pretty and in the absence of champagne....

You know, you are probably right about meats and cheeses and such. Unless they are sent from the manufacturer or food seller, probably best to be avaoided although I don't know why Brtian would object to us sedning you our non-diseased beef. A bit touchy after the Mad-Cow incidents, eh? Just as well. The salami was rather large. ( those of you with dirty minds may ROFL now)

If she doesn't do milk, does she eat Chocolate? I hope so becuase I sent some which should be evident by now as it was unwrapped. If she doesn't do milk because of Lactose-intolerance, I believe that Chocolates and candies are usually well-tolerated.

Of ocurse if she just generally Intolerant of milk and prejudiced against it, that's another story. I can feel another Mudcate thread coming on about the evils of Milk Intolerance and how Milk is a tradition that must be oreserved even if Milk offends some people. You know, how all the great songs about Milk should stil be perfromed WITH MILK MUSTACHES mind you even if 'modern' non-milk enthusiasts don't understand why it is still done since it's a silly old tradtion whose time has passed..yada..yada..yada.


So, no Milk, no meat..
howsabout her hair..long? Short? in Between?

A sanat needs to know such things.

You've been very helpful Clr. Thanks ever so much. The elves have made note of this.

Champagne carol's Extravegant SS


16 Dec 04 - 12:20 PM (#1358896)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Chapagne Carol's slighty flustered SS

Okay..to try and ensure that maxim pressie arrive BEFORE the big day, I resisted waiting and including everyhting I have for the last bunch in one box..instead..I sent wahat was wrapped out today in a small box. If I manage to get it toegther enough to get the rest done, they'll go out tomorrow but perhaps not. I have been neglecting my other Santa duties in favor of carol. Time to please the folks in MY own country.

If my guesstimate is corect, Pressie box Three or two and half as the case may be, should arrive on or about the 24th if indeed you have postal service on that day. I stuck in another photo of myself so Carol can set up a household shrine to me and offer up prayers and inscense to my image.

Nothing very fabulous in this pressie box..just little bits of things here and there to amuse. it's not like Champagne carol is being showered with costly Pressies. They are just more little doodads for her to unwrap. Since I hadn't much to go on in terms of music, I didn't want to gobroke on CDs and find she hated what I'd sent. other mudcatters no doubt are getting very swell CDs. I sent carol one cd and it is used to boot. Don't want other mudcatters getting jealous now.

That drat reindeer hasn't made it back here yet after stopping off in Ampthill. He's probably found a Pub somehwere and is beating a bodhran out of time with his hoof and annoying the person who is trying to sing unaccompanied. No worries however, we've cut off his credit card so when he notices no more ale is forthcoming, he'll fly home.

There's till time to play and answer some of my questions, Cllr. I'll check back.

A very busy Santa


16 Dec 04 - 03:36 PM (#1359038)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Short hair, and brightly coloured.

Sorry busy today in full council. I have kept the photo's for myself but will reveal all on christmas day. Carol has been to the oestopath today and is slightly better I think your cheery posts are working. cllr


16 Dec 04 - 07:29 PM (#1359183)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret Santa

Hello Cllr:

Well, glad to hear that Caolr is up and about.. a little. Don't let her overdue it or she'll be flat on her back forever!

So her inhjury has permitted you to snag ANY and ALL identify items from the cards and packages? Very good. And here I was sad that I might have spoiled the game by revealing my identity in the first Pressie box.

Did you let her have the sweets? besides the Ouzo? Of course, it could be the Ouzo candies that have lifted her spirits you know..Ouzo-anything has that effect! Even the fumes!

The Chai is to be consumed whenevr she'd like and is supposed to have medicinal qualities if you believe all that alternative nonsense. Last year is was Chai that everyone here was drinking, then Rooibos now its Yerba Mate or White tea. What next, Pine needles? Buffalo Chips? We are nothing over here if not slaves to trends. The chai's not so bad, I'd simply rather have a nice cup of some strong black Tea or green..so long as it isn't tarted up.

SO what am I supposed to do with the Salami and Panatone if I can't fob them off on you and Carol? nobody HERE wants them!
Okay..since getting answers out of Cllr is like pulling teeth, I'll try again...

Okay..so..no froo-froo hair thingies...

howsabout nail polish? Does she do her nails? Lipstick? I'm not asking for the heck of it..I actaully have in my big box of random accumulated pressies..some nice nail laquer and fine lipstick.

The only pressie that remain here with me arethe apprael pressies which may not get sent this week. If I do get around to them, she'll have them in time for 12th night.

RIght now I'm trying to make a few cassette tapes of nice winter music for her and figure out how to burn a CD of my grandfather's folk tales from tapes I collected of him before his death. If I can manage that, would she like such a thing?

When you can Cllr, give me some more hints and play the game with me!

Thanks


16 Dec 04 - 07:40 PM (#1359195)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

she loves to do her nails both hands and toes

but only a little make up on face and Nose

she smells as sweet as any rose and I suppose

thats all I can think of both highs and lows.


16 Dec 04 - 07:46 PM (#1359203)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

I tried to send a picture of my beloved but my PC is playing up I can give you a link though

The milk thing is just milk but Im the monster chocoholic so dairy products is fine. I let her have the sweets the Ouzo is lovley. I did once get a hangover from playing chess till four in the morning and not paying attention to how much ouzo I had drunk the taste in the back of my throat was so bad the following day that I wanted to wear my tongue outside my mouth for several hours.
I will make sure she doesnt overdo it though but she can be very determined. soory If I havnt ben writng enough I will try harder Cllr


16 Dec 04 - 09:33 PM (#1359267)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: jennbrooks

Dear Armadillo and Reindeer Wrangling Santa,

Thank you for the card--I love the little animals and I feel cherished. Plese don't worry if the present comes late--I've always thought a present around twelfth night or Orthodox Christmas just spread out the fun, and I've sent quite a few of those myself! Just be enjoying your Holiday Season! Also, please don't get in a rush and fall of that footstool!

Love,

Jenn


16 Dec 04 - 11:56 PM (#1359341)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: katlaughing

Smelly reindeer feet can't be any worse than horses and I love them, santa, so no worries! Thank yew, thank yew! I loved the postcards!


17 Dec 04 - 03:17 AM (#1359410)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's secret Santa

good show, Cllr, good show!

Very hellpful hints, eys indded. You DO have my email, don't you? It was included in the Pressie Box.

So you're the chocoholic in the family? Well, since there are chocolate bars in the Pressie box and you've been so helpful, it would be fine if you snack on one as you feed me hints. There are more chocolate items coming in box number two. That's the one with Tea and treats to consume as soon as it arrives..but not all at once..you'd get a tummy ache. I out in two boxes of pastry twists that I simply LOVE to have with my own Tea. So...you all can make a pot of tea and eat pastry twists and pretend you are me!

In fact, when you make your household shrine devoted to ME...you can leave a cup of tea and a twist below my picture as you offer up prayers and incense. Doing so will ensure delivery of more twists throughout the year as well as peace, prosperity and good health.

You've been ever so helpful Cllr..now all you need to do is tell me a bit about the types of music she would like. I'm making a tape of Shawn Colvin as I type. The annoying thing is, my CD player/Casstete system is on the fritz so I bought a portable...just t make tapes for Caorl and..get this....The sound blleds through from side A to side B! What's up with that? SO I can now only make one-sided tapes. ARGGGH. I'm making them anyway in the hopes of sending some tapes before Twelth Night.

Ha she guessed who I am yet? She must have some idea. Did she see my clue about knowing Lee Modessit? Not well mind you..just to say hello. It's been years, literally years since I've run into him..maybe not since 1996 Worldcon.

Do you or she read much comics? I was thinking of maybe including something of Gil's work since I mentioned that he gave me away at my wedding. I used to go to comic Con every year until he passed away. It was like a Family Reunion for us.

I'll dig out some old SF magazines that have my name on the masthead and send them along with the last box as proof I'm not blowing smoke.

Incidentally, Peg Leg Pierce, the International Spokespirate is a very good friend of mine. If Carol would like any baubles, perhaps I can speak to him and he'll open his treasure chest up. He is kind to pretty wenches this time of year.

Does Carol have a favorite animal she likes to have Plush toys of?

My favorite is any kind of doggie but I especially love Huskies and Alsatians. I have an Alsatian as you no doubt have noticed. You can make a Household Shrine to him as well and when you offer up prayers and insence to him, he'll grant you safety from burglars and a never-ending supply of biscuits. I also like Penguins, Pandas and kangaroos. One is never too old for plush toys says me.


17 Dec 04 - 03:54 AM (#1359423)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's SS

ooh..Cllr is playing the game! He's even rhyming! WHo'd have known?

I'm still trying to get a freind of mine to burn a CD of old folk tales as told my my now-deceased grandpa who told stories about the logging casmps in Canada..some of them spooky and eerie tales, some of them funny.

I have him singing some songs too..one called "Dunderback's Terrible Machine" about grinding up cats and long-tailed rats into sausages. I tried to find it in Digitrad with no luck. I maye have to enter it myself since the uncles are carrying on the tradition and adding new verses.

It goes..

Oh Mr. Dunderback why'd you have to be so mean...
something something about his iventing the terrible machine..
the bats and cats and long tailed rats will never more be seen,
for they've been ground up into sausages in Dunderback's Terrible machine!"

Pleasant, huh?

Just the thing to listen to when you are flat on your back. Never fear, old Dunderback gets his..his wife sleepwalks and accidentally bumps him into the machine and he becomes sausage in the end.

Anybody know this song?

For years when I was little, I wouldn't eat a local specialty from where the grandparents lived known as Krogen Bolongna because I thought it came from Mr. Dunderback. hehe.

Nice to hear from ya Cllr. I'll go check my email now.


17 Dec 04 - 10:42 PM (#1360167)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's SS

Cllr...oh Cllr......

Come on...say something.

Anything.

How is my little Carol? is she well? Or at least a little bit better?

Her Santa worries about her you know.

Has she had a cup of Chai? Have you eaten all the chocolate I sent her? Are you lying on the floor trying overcome an Ouzo candy hangover?

Hope all is well.

Surely legislation isn't more important than communicating with your wife's SS?


18 Dec 04 - 09:47 AM (#1360359)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Snuffy

Fear not, Santa: I shall not despair. Better late than never, as I am in reading this thread.

I'm afraid my Santee may also be receiving a parcel some time after the prescribed date.


18 Dec 04 - 02:24 PM (#1360549)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Mrs Cobble

Oh thank you thank you o secret santa my gift arrived on Thursday (trying to get into the 'my pressie has arrived' thread sice then!).
I'm afraid I opened it (just to check it wasn't damaged you understand, cough cough). I'm over the moon with all that Jazz. Thank you so much and Seasons Greetings to you and your Lady !

Mrs C

.....and beware the diet police and the tooth fairy.....


18 Dec 04 - 03:53 PM (#1360617)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's SS

I found out the hard way that there is no "my pressie has arrived thread..it's actually the more diginfied "My secret santa Present has arrived". Can you imagine?

So..if you toddle over there, you can all gloat about your pressies.

I,on the other hand, have no Secret Santa/Soltcie pal/Saturnalia Despot..whatever.

And..to rub salt in the wound...my secret Santee is literally flat on her back in horrid pain and I can't do anything to relieve it except post funny hints.

And...Cllr, who was playing (bless him) finds the demands of politics more important that stroking the ego of his Wife's SS.

Ah well.

Soon the second Pressie Box will arrive and THAT should provoke some gleeful shouts! Hehehe.

I bet my Secret santa is Martin Gibson and that's why I haven't heard a ring-a-ding thing. He's going to send me coal if I'm lucky..worse if I'm not! Oh the horror. Surely Liz the Squeak would NOT have permitted THAT to happen, eh?

I've decided I want the Mayor of Schenectady to be my Secret Santa. He can send me a one-way ticket back East so I can play in the snow in Schenectady and get the Hull out of this freakin' hot climate I'm in. It's 80 degrees today. Not a proper winter, no sir.

Maybe he'll just send me a postcard from fair Schenectady which IS far nicer than Hull. That would be nice.

At least I'm not in Hull...some consolation.


19 Dec 04 - 10:06 AM (#1361103)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess's Sneaky Surreptitious Santa (SS

Mother of Bats and all good things
would that i like you had wings
while sneaky santa is a little slow
blinded bats will seek the place to go

and bring you a little something,
full of song
to ease your heart and bring some joy along

full of heart, but not art as i had hoped
yet never a singing sailor ever moped
for in your room with joyful singaround
will come new songs, to dazzle and confound
long may you laugh, and long may your ever sing

and may santa's recalcitrant bats be on the wing!

happy battiness, with that curmudgeon bold
and may you both stay beautiful, when old..

ps
yet might the artful one provide
a little more, as time and weeks subside..

your SSS


19 Dec 04 - 01:06 PM (#1361229)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Selby's Erstwhile Secret Santa

Ho ho ho, I'll wager you thought I'd forgotten all about you, Little Man!!!

It has been a busy season for Santa, but he has not forgotten you, oh no...

Instead of playing silly reindeer games online on this thread, your Santa has been making lists, checking them thrice, and making nightly excursions to the all-night nudie bar and liquor emporium, all the while remaining ungainfully employed...

Your surprise is on its way...


19 Dec 04 - 03:14 PM (#1361319)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

Ooooooh . . . something is wending it's way to the wilds of Nottingham in the heart of southern New Hampshuh, New Knighted Snakes!

The tree is up, lights are on it, wooden cranberry garlands wrapped around, even a tree topper. Just barely started putting ornaments on. Hope to have more on before the end of the week. Alas, no sparkly bats or irridescent squid, just musical instruments, cats and the like. Oh, and one light-up flamingo.

Why are there no commercially available fuzzy bats with holly 'round their necks for Christmas decorations?!? (Why does no one make anchovy and garlic throat lozenges?)

Linn


20 Dec 04 - 01:20 PM (#1361630)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST


20 Dec 04 - 01:22 PM (#1361633)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Snuffy's Secret Santa

Ooops, that was me. Hit the wrong button too soon.

The parcel is in the mail! Hopefully you will receive it before Chinese New Year. ;-)


20 Dec 04 - 02:49 PM (#1361686)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Alba's Shy and Retiring Santa

Your prezzy is winging its way to you so do not despair. If it doesn't get there for Christmas it will be in time for Hogmanay.

Be good
Santa


21 Dec 04 - 01:01 AM (#1362074)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's procrastinating Santa...

Sarah,
   You've been so good I needed to take all of the time I could to get you JUST the right gift, either that or I have procrastinated myself into a corner! OK, maybe both!! But it was sent, last Thursday! But since it needs to skip the pond to get to you, I fear it may not get there until after the 25th. But it WILL get there!!!!

Santa....


21 Dec 04 - 10:14 PM (#1362719)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's SS

Cllr..by now you should have Pressie Box Number two: The Holiday Cheer package. Perhaps you both are too busy eating pastry twists and drinking Sugar-Plum Tea to play the game.

When you do fork over the photos I sent, I DO expect a Household Shrine to be made to me with offerings and prayers every day.

If I receive enough worship, I might continue to mail cards all year long.

CC
Who is aspiring to became a Household Saint
A santa can dream, right?


21 Dec 04 - 11:37 PM (#1362760)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Stilly River Sage

My goodness, but Champagne Carol certainly has a dedicated SS! (I hope she's feeling okay, all things considered with how the thread has gone--it's a tough time of year to feel bad.) We need to keep you in reserve to pitch in in case any of the boxes don't reach their destinations. A little good-hearted obsequeous attention does wonders for wounded feelings! (Keep up the good work, but take a breath now and then, please!)

SRS, who had as Santee someone who recognizes all of the names so is very hard to surprise!


22 Dec 04 - 07:38 AM (#1363028)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

sorry I have been busy. Carol is getting better slowly and we havn't received number two yet, but I promise to let you know as soon as it arrives. I'm not sure if carol will allow me to put pictures up of you around the house as you are such an attractive person, it might have to be a secret shine sorry shrine. I am still haveing problems posting photos of Carol but Im in some of the events photos. Cllr


22 Dec 04 - 11:10 AM (#1363191)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sarah the flute

Oh Santa I am being SOOOOOOOOO VERY VERY UNBELIEVABLY GOOOOD I am even amazing myself. I've even come to work today despite being On Holiday since Friday (Ok I admit it was to see if any parcels had arrived!!!! Our school office shuts now until after new Year I think so it will be a New Year surprise!!!!

I have even been out delivering Christmas Hampers to the needy....how good is that????!!!! ...well Ok they couldn't find anyone else to do it so I volunteered after much pressure but it was good.

Thanks in advance Santa Have a happy christmas and New Year!

Sarahxx


22 Dec 04 - 03:09 PM (#1363432)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Emma Bs Santa

I know it's on the way   

Patience young one


22 Dec 04 - 06:43 PM (#1363607)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Alba

Not a bother Santa dear. I am excited but patient.
Thank you so much. I will attempt to be "good" for just a wee bit longer....hogmanay....oh aye now there's a good word for Party:>)
Happiest of Holidays to you my Santa.
Jude


23 Dec 04 - 05:13 PM (#1364427)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's overjoyed Santa

Oh Cllr, I knew I could count on you! Soon you will be inundated with Pressies! And since you've been so kind as to tell me I'm attractive, I'll send MORE Pressies!! I have a bunch of little things I didn't have time to send out plus that T-shirt I promised. I'm off today so I'm going to get offline and go get busy.

The post may have slowed down a bit since the first package was sent so you should get at least the Holiday Cheert box before Christmas Day.

Carol said she wasa HUGE Chrsitmas lover so would it be okay to send her some Christmas ornaments AFTER christmas? I negelected to include them in the last package and only just now stumbled over them.

Do you and Carol observe the Twelve Days or just Christmas day?

Remember, in pressie Box #3, there is a small gift for YOU for being my assistant.

If you'd like, I can send more photos of my dog and you can make a Household Shrine to HIM and if he gets enough prayers, he'll tell ME and then..more pastry twists will materialize from heaven on your doorstep.

Well, I'm knee-deep in wrapping paper, so I need to go and clean up. Here's hoping that today's Post brought you a package or two.

Santa


23 Dec 04 - 06:49 PM (#1364498)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Carol loves christmas and we observe the full season more decorations always welcome. You are very beautiful in spirit as well as in person so keep sending photo's of yourself!, Carol is dstring to move a bit now and the physio says we can vist the neices (who are two and five) as long as I drive careful and give carol the odd rest break. I will let you know as soon as box two arrives. I had to send carols present as she was not well enough and that has arrived the prtesent Is ent has not been acknowledged but I sent it at the same time - not nearly as inventive as you but I hope it will be well recieved chow for now hugs and kisses Cllr and C. Carol


23 Dec 04 - 08:21 PM (#1364556)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Katlaughing's Worried Secret Santa

No package yet?? Blast those reindeer! Have they gone...POSTAL??? I'll bet they detoured off to Las Vegas again. If I told them once I've told them a thousand times....If it doesn't come tomorrow they'll wish they were in the South Pole!


23 Dec 04 - 10:17 PM (#1364599)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST

Thanks Cllr. Maybe The Postal service is doing this on purpose so they can deliver all the pressie with great flare on that night of nights: Christmas EVE! I hope you have postal service tomorrow. We do here in the States. That's not really letting anything out of the bag - she must know by now that I am in the USA.

In case you don't get to the Present thread..I ordered her a Bottle of champagne this afternoon from Drinkon.com in the UK. They should deliver it within a few days. I don't know how much the doctor wil advise letting her have but hopefully she can have at least a sip of it on New Year's eve and toast my photos and the photos of my dog.

The only thing worse than having no Secret Santa is having to tear your hair out waiting for your Santee to get their Pressies!!!! URGGGH.

I'll go try and make myself useful about the House. Topday I planted some more Winter squash and herbs. Tomorrow I'll be digging some new vegetable beds and casting some wild-flower seed in anticipation of the February rains that will bring them all up here. We do not do the Xmas hoopla here.

Hope my santee is getting some rest and feeling better every day.

Much luv
CCSS


27 Dec 04 - 08:49 AM (#1365009)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Rustic Rebel's SS

Just to let you know, you're pressie made it to the post office on Friday. Sorry for the delay.


27 Dec 04 - 08:56 AM (#1365013)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: freda underhill

FUSS, are you a multiple personality?


27 Dec 04 - 11:16 AM (#1365111)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: MBSLynne

Ok...to while away the time while I wait for my pressie to arrive, I thought I'd have a go at finding out who my Santa is. So Santa.....tell me first, are you male or female and do I know you?

Love Lynne


27 Dec 04 - 05:53 PM (#1365389)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess's Sneaky Surreptitious Santa (SS

dear Goddess of the night, my little secret elf
has let me know your pressie hasnt made it to your shelf
while my santa bats are slow, be happy, not alarmed
they are flapping through tsunamis, yet your pressie is unharmed
and will yet be there in but days, to fill your life with song
of beery throaty sailors, and of many a singalong
and yet another something in colours growing into form
will fly to your far shore, to light another dawn.


01 Jan 05 - 05:29 PM (#1368976)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess's Sneaky Surreptitious Santa (SS

dear Venus of Battendorf, this week should bring to you
two hopefully not battered
inclusions, just for you
after three weeks of flapping
the little bat-elves should deliver
and yes, there's something more
to set your heart a-quiver.....

for this old batty santa
has a little more up his sleeve
something only a Bat Goddess
or curmudgeon can believe..


02 Jan 05 - 09:40 AM (#1369327)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST, GUEST,Bat Goddess's Sneaky Surreptitious Sa

ahem!


02 Jan 05 - 10:24 AM (#1369344)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

Ah, Sneaky Surreptitious Santa --

I'm sorry -- I've been a bit distracted. My sister on the other side of the country is having some emergency surgery this morning (8 a.m. Pacific Time, if anyone wants to focus some whie light in her direction) so I've been a bit distracted from my Mudcatly and batification duties.

"Venus of Battendorf", eh . . . I'm going to have to change my Bat Goddess business card. I like it -- and Vof W and I can share a wardrobe (if she HAD a wardrobe!)

I'm waiting . . . I'm waiting . . . I've been very patient and I know whatever you've chosen will be worth the wait!

Linn


02 Jan 05 - 11:51 AM (#1369401)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Jeri

Hey Vee of Bee - I think you're getting a bunch of out-of-work, drunken sailors and a lava lamp. I'm paricipating vicariously this year and I can't wait to hear about the 'reveal'.

Hope your sister sails through the surgery and feels better very quickly.


03 Jan 05 - 10:45 AM (#1370018)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Bat Goddess

Hey, I wouldn't mind "a bunch of out-of-work, drunken sailors and a lava lamp" but I think myy SS has something better in mind . . . and it might show up one of these days. ;-)

"Out of work, drunken sailors" sounds like The Press Room sessions on a Friday (she say, tongue planted firmly in cheek).

Linn


03 Jan 05 - 11:47 AM (#1370071)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Sandra Sydney's Secret Santa

I am so sorry this is taking so long, but Santa's elves went on strike. So I went bowling and knocked them back into shape. Your pressies should be going out a week from Saturday. (Money and time factor in when I can send the parcel., sorry).

Once again, dear you have my apologies, I just want to let you know I have not forgotten you.

Your Santa.


04 Jan 05 - 08:17 AM (#1370786)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Sandra in Sydney

ooh, it must be a large piece of coal, it won't fit in a standard letter, Santa has to save up to send it in a parcel!!

sandra in sydney, not worried about waiting for pressies as I don't take my chrissy decorations down for months.


04 Jan 05 - 01:47 PM (#1371098)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's Very Frustrated SS

What's up with the UK Post, huh? My Santee NEEDS her Pressies. I bet Customs saw that Iw wrote "Sweets" on the second box, got hungry and ate 'em all.

>sigh<

So, Cllr...has Drinkon.com delivered the Champagne yet?

I'd send more stuff but I feel like I'm tossing Pressies into a great Black Hole. Perhaps they DID go through a worm hole, are now at the polar opposite end of the Universe from Sweet Carol and are now resting on Martin Gibson's doorstep instead. AACK. Hope he likes sweets!

Luv ya Martin..jess playin'. I'd even send YOU treats if you wanted 'em! I'm a jolly Santa afterall..and you have been being a relatively good boy. Hope you got lots of gifts too! If not, it can be arranged.

Champagne Carol's Secret Santa


04 Jan 05 - 02:45 PM (#1371210)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Rustic Rebel

Santa, now I do feel like a butt-head. Never thought to check this thread for a message in a long while. Thanks for the up-date. Hope you had a good Christmas!


04 Jan 05 - 07:06 PM (#1371493)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Bet's Somewhat Concerned Secret Santa

Has Nothing arrived ? Or are you so busy enjoying the season and the New Year ?? I just hope those Verdammte elves haven't let the side down !!


05 Jan 05 - 11:09 AM (#1372093)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: Cllr

Yes it arrived yeasterday I got it last night Carol waited to open it when I got hime, sorry first time I had to post something decent, Thank you for my tie I love it. I like ties I must be of the few folkies who wear tie outside of weddings and in the dock. The erotic scifi/fantasy literature is great carol's hairband goes beutifully with her red and orange hair. and How you managed to pick our favourite dark chocolte covered coffee beans is beyond me, Im on a diet a cCarol has threatend a good kicking if I knick any. I will cajol her into using the writing paper (although she promisis she will write) and the fridgemagnets are on our fridge no champagne yet but we wait in eager anticipation _we will try out the bath soap stuff soon, Carol has been signed off for another ten days and all this stuff has cheered her up no end. Thank you secret santa (I know who you are) 8-) cllr


05 Jan 05 - 11:51 AM (#1372128)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,Burke's Bothered Benefactor

Has your parcel arrived yet?

Check out the other fred.


25 Jan 05 - 05:07 AM (#1387940)
Subject: RE: BS: SECSY Silly Secret Santa/Santee Hints
From: GUEST,CCSS

So..I'be been away from the Mudcat for some time..have we all been outed yet?

Champage Carol's SS
who is now
Champagne carol's secret valentine