Mudcat Café message #1029567 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63365   Message #1029567
Posted By: Bat Goddess
04-Oct-03 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
Okay, here's last year's hint, revised a bit:

1. what is your age range?
Let's see, I've been just about every age up to and including 54, but I'm doing research on ages I haven't yet attained.

2. gender?
Goddess, fer-pete's-sake

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blue, green, blue green, purple, bluish purple, magenta. I avoid orange except in things I eat.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Richard Halliburton, vintage travel or exploration books, books by or about journalists (just finished George Seldes' "Witness to a Century"), Spider Robinson, Nick Bantock, Elizabeth Peters, Carl Hiaasen, books about words and language . . .

5. what books have you really been wanting?
"Woven Together in York County, Maine: A History 1865-1990" by Madge Baker, but it's out of the price range. (Ayuh, same as last year.)

6. what type of music do you like?
Everything from Louis Killen to Louis Prima, shanties and occupational songs to Manhattan Transfer and caberet.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
How about somebody local (to you) whom I may not be aware of or Mudcatish and haven't been able to afford (Big Mick, Jed Marum, the list goes on -- got Rick Fielding CDs last year!!!).

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

9. what is your t-shirt size?
H for homungus (I like 'em roomy). I'm goddess-shaped, so 3X at least.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Maps, hippocampuses, rubber squid, rubberstamps and printing paraphernalia, skulls and interesting bones, rocks, shells, green men . . . collections.

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

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Maybe later . . . if I think of anything. Oh, I'm a sucker for fancy scented bath stuff.

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

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