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BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!

Liz the Squeak 30 Aug 07 - 04:36 AM
Leadfingers 30 Aug 07 - 05:27 AM
GUEST,Crystal 30 Aug 07 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,enjoying summer 30 Aug 07 - 05:55 AM
JennyO 30 Aug 07 - 06:25 AM
jacqui.c 30 Aug 07 - 06:43 AM
Sandra in Sydney 30 Aug 07 - 08:17 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Aug 07 - 08:37 AM
The Fooles Troupe 30 Aug 07 - 09:05 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Aug 07 - 09:17 AM
Rapparee 30 Aug 07 - 09:22 AM
ClaireBear 30 Aug 07 - 09:58 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Aug 07 - 10:06 AM
artbrooks 30 Aug 07 - 10:14 AM
Megan L 30 Aug 07 - 10:28 AM
TheSnail 30 Aug 07 - 10:52 AM
Becca72 30 Aug 07 - 11:18 AM
Anne Lister 30 Aug 07 - 11:19 AM
GUEST,enjoying summer 30 Aug 07 - 11:19 AM
TheSnail 30 Aug 07 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,e.s. 30 Aug 07 - 11:29 AM
SINSULL 30 Aug 07 - 11:54 AM
RangerSteve 30 Aug 07 - 12:07 PM
Stilly River Sage 30 Aug 07 - 12:09 PM
greg stephens 30 Aug 07 - 12:59 PM
Liz the Squeak 30 Aug 07 - 05:05 PM
CapriUni 30 Aug 07 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 30 Aug 07 - 05:46 PM
SINSULL 30 Aug 07 - 07:01 PM
Becca72 30 Aug 07 - 07:05 PM
TheSnail 30 Aug 07 - 07:20 PM
Stilly River Sage 30 Aug 07 - 07:23 PM
Linda Goodman Zebooker 30 Aug 07 - 07:48 PM
Liz the Squeak 31 Aug 07 - 02:43 AM
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CapriUni 31 Aug 07 - 01:23 PM
Helen 31 Aug 07 - 07:22 PM
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Hawker 03 Sep 07 - 11:06 AM
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Snuffy 08 Sep 07 - 08:19 AM
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Severn 08 Sep 07 - 09:54 AM
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CapriUni 08 Sep 07 - 10:56 PM
ranger1 09 Sep 07 - 04:19 PM
CapriUni 09 Sep 07 - 08:34 PM
Liz the Squeak 10 Sep 07 - 02:57 AM
Hollowfox 10 Sep 07 - 03:40 PM
CapriUni 11 Sep 07 - 02:22 AM
Liz the Squeak 11 Sep 07 - 05:44 PM
CapriUni 11 Sep 07 - 06:33 PM
Desert Dancer 11 Sep 07 - 09:33 PM
Stephen L. Rich 11 Sep 07 - 11:02 PM
CapriUni 13 Sep 07 - 01:33 AM
GUEST,SECSY pretending to work 13 Sep 07 - 04:01 AM
Megan L 13 Sep 07 - 04:06 AM
artbrooks 13 Sep 07 - 08:46 AM
artbrooks 13 Sep 07 - 08:48 AM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Sep 07 - 10:25 AM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Sep 07 - 10:33 PM
katlaughing 13 Sep 07 - 10:43 PM
Liz the Squeak 14 Sep 07 - 05:46 PM
Liz the Squeak 15 Sep 07 - 12:42 PM
Dave'sWife 16 Sep 07 - 05:58 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Sep 07 - 09:28 AM
artbrooks 16 Sep 07 - 09:44 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Sep 07 - 10:39 AM
Peter Kasin 16 Sep 07 - 04:41 PM
CET 16 Sep 07 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,SECSY at work, pretending! 17 Sep 07 - 04:08 AM
Becca72 18 Sep 07 - 04:53 PM
Liz the Squeak 19 Sep 07 - 02:09 AM
CapriUni 19 Sep 07 - 10:26 PM
CapriUni 21 Sep 07 - 07:18 PM
Sandra in Sydney 21 Sep 07 - 09:47 PM
GUEST,A Secret Santa Candidate 21 Sep 07 - 10:07 PM
Liz the Squeak 22 Sep 07 - 03:54 AM
Megan L 22 Sep 07 - 04:09 AM
Severn 22 Sep 07 - 09:27 AM
Sandra in Sydney 22 Sep 07 - 11:15 AM
Liz the Squeak 22 Sep 07 - 11:55 AM
CapriUni 23 Sep 07 - 04:16 AM
jacqui.c 23 Sep 07 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,A Secret Santa Candidate 23 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM
Megan L 23 Sep 07 - 12:38 PM
Sandra in Sydney 24 Sep 07 - 02:44 AM
GUEST,SECSY LTS pretending to work 24 Sep 07 - 08:27 AM
Sandra in Sydney 24 Sep 07 - 08:25 PM
Liz the Squeak 25 Sep 07 - 07:58 AM
Stilly River Sage 25 Sep 07 - 12:10 PM
Sandra in Sydney 25 Sep 07 - 07:08 PM
Dave'sWife 26 Sep 07 - 02:00 PM
Becca72 28 Sep 07 - 11:02 AM
Catherine Jayne 28 Sep 07 - 12:17 PM
Liz the Squeak 29 Sep 07 - 02:26 AM
jacqui.c 29 Sep 07 - 08:01 AM
Stilly River Sage 29 Sep 07 - 07:50 PM
jacqui.c 29 Sep 07 - 07:54 PM
Liz the Squeak 30 Sep 07 - 03:55 AM
jacqui.c 30 Sep 07 - 07:22 AM
Stilly River Sage 30 Sep 07 - 10:27 AM
Becca72 30 Sep 07 - 10:36 AM
Stilly River Sage 30 Sep 07 - 11:03 AM
Becca72 30 Sep 07 - 11:39 AM
artbrooks 30 Sep 07 - 01:04 PM
Liz the Squeak 01 Oct 07 - 04:19 AM
Catherine Jayne 01 Oct 07 - 04:31 AM
jacqui.c 01 Oct 07 - 07:57 AM
Liz the Squeak 01 Oct 07 - 07:08 PM
Stilly River Sage 02 Oct 07 - 12:02 AM
sian, west wales 02 Oct 07 - 04:43 AM
jacqui.c 02 Oct 07 - 08:04 AM
jacqui.c 02 Oct 07 - 08:16 AM
artbrooks 02 Oct 07 - 08:22 AM
Liz the Squeak 02 Oct 07 - 09:29 AM
Desert Dancer 03 Oct 07 - 12:20 AM
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Subject: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 04:36 AM

The festivals are tailing off, festive cards have been on sale in the shops for a couple of weeks (coming just after the 'Back to School' offers that appeared before the children had broken up from school...), leaves and berries are turning red, the sloe gin is on standby and my hair needs trimming - all this means it's Secret Santa Time!!

If you want to sign up for Secret Santa, you have until SEPTEMBER 30TH 2007 to send me a PM with your postal name, postal address including country and postcode (zip code) and posting preference* to be entered into the annual melee that is the Secret Santa Draw.

*tell me if you want an overseas or only your own continent/hemisphere.

RULES:
Gifts can be hand made or bought.
There is no price limit but we suggest a cost of around £10/$20 - A CD can be bought for this amount.
What I say goes. I'm in charge but not responsible. I'll act as courier and go-between but I'm not responsible. I don't care if you get the same Santee - that's half the fun!

SUGGESTIONS:
Something from your local area or a CD you were involved in.
Something you've made yourself.
Lots of little presents are often more fun than one big one.
Tease your Santee with clues and obfuscation.
Food regulations can vary between States and Continents so check before you post anything - no garlic sausages to Australia please, it upsets the koalas.

Joe has assured me that anonymous posting on Santa threads will not be treated as naughty, unless it's a Spam attack or someone being totally out of order. Just be consistant in your use of pseudonym.

Let the games begin!!

SECSY 007
LTS

Santas' Executive Christmas Secretary this Year, 007.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 05:27 AM

I'm In !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 05:29 AM

Did we ever find out our SS's from last year? I may have missed the unmasking thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,enjoying summer
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 05:55 AM

as GUEST,Scrooge said last year

"it is threads like this, and people like you, that give the encouragement (if any is necessary) to the absurd commercialism of Christmas, so that it is 'in our face' for *4 damned months* of the year.

Stop it! "


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: JennyO
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 06:25 AM

Good grief - is it that time already!

Anyway, PM sent and I'm in. Look out Santees. I have a nice collection of dryer lint, and I'm not afraid to use it!

MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA HA HA HA !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 06:43 AM

I'm in and already collecting wonderful gifts for my Santee.

He he he he he he he.......................


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 08:17 AM

yah!! add me to the list


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 08:37 AM

Just to reiterate (there's a word for a Thursday lunchtime...)

Even if you have sent me details every year for the past 3 (is that really how long I've been doing this???), even if you haven't moved off the couch, let alone out of the house, you MUST PM YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO ME AGAIN!

Otherwise I won't know where to send the begging letters.

As for commercialism - I don't like the way Christmas has become commercial either, but sometimes it pays to be prepared. The Secret Santa starts this early so people can cut down on postage by using the Getaway attendees as couriers, take advantage of cheaper rate autumnal travelling and post early so the poor postal workers aren't innundated with garlic sausage and disgruntled koalas.

There was no public revelation of Santas but if you wish, I can discretely inform you as to who you should have had.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 09:05 AM

I'm In.

We ozzies have posting deadlines for surface shipping that is several weeks before the due date. Air mail is twice or more for the same weight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 09:17 AM

If you want to start a Secret Santa Sneaky or a Santee Hints At Treats thread, make sure that 2007 appears in the title line - or else we could all get very confused!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 09:22 AM

Wadda ya mean, we could all get very confused??????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: ClaireBear
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 09:58 AM

I'd love to play again, and the requisite PM will be sent soon.

Getaway couriers? Now there's a wonderful idea!

Claire


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 10:06 AM

But imagine it at Customs when they say 'has anyone given you anything to take with you?'!!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: artbrooks
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 10:14 AM

OK, Jenn and I are in, and the hints thread has been started. Let the revels begin!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Megan L
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 10:28 AM

Ok madness has fallen for another year I'm in so santees beware.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: TheSnail
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 10:52 AM

JennyO

Good grief - is it that time already!

NO IT ISN'T! It's August! I don't want to think about Christmas for at least 3 months (if then). There should be laws against this sort of thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:18 AM

What Jacqui said! Count me in, too. LOTS of nice crap at the Christmas Tree Shop here in Maine :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Anne Lister
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:19 AM

Although a fervent believer in keeping Christmas in December, I appreciate the admin necessary and last posting dates and all that stuff - so hey, I'm in again!

Anne


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,enjoying summer
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:19 AM

Snail

some sanity at last!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: TheSnail
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:23 AM

GUEST,enjoying summer

Snail

some sanity at last!


Oh, I wouldn't go that far.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,e.s.
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:29 AM

"Although a fervent believer in keeping Christmas in December, I appreciate the admin necessary and last posting dates and all that stuff - so hey, I'm in again!"

fervent, my hat! It's AUGUST, as Snail has rightly pointed out


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:54 AM

HMMMMM Seven tiny nuns, an inflatable moose, a huge singing lobster, assorted hideobilia that comes in and never leaves...I need a Secret Santa. Where can I send this crap to, Liz?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: RangerSteve
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 12:07 PM

count me in


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 12:09 PM

Good! Great minds think alike, Liz! Just this morning I was thinking I needed to start a thread about Secret Santa early shipping and the pleasures of finding a variety of interesting, oddball, and easily shipped items for my (or your) Santee.

Fall is almost in the air here, it is in the quality of the light. And I have already seen holiday displays (okay, they were left-over plants at the nursery from last year, but they were out where I could see them!)

Let the games begin! I'll send my PM pronto, Liz.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 12:59 PM

Count me in. I am perfectly happy sending parcels to furrin parts, even to traitorous disloyal ex-colonials and the like.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 05:05 PM

Ah... we have this every year - Admittedly I did start this a few days earlier than normal because I'm going to be away from a computer for a while... but there's no reason to piss on other people's chips just because you don't like to hear about Christmas. If you don't want to see it, don't open the threads about it. Especially don't open them if all you're going to do is whine about it getting earlier every year.

Go start your own thread and whine in that, but this one usually gives pleasure to a lot of people, stay out of it please.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 05:19 PM

I'm in! PM with info sent...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 05:46 PM

Yes yes! Count me in, but it will be a while before I'm able to PM my address info. My ISP at home seems to have crapped out, and I'm off on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks, starting tomorrow (crocodile tears here, please...) and don't have time to deal with some help desk (located in India, no doubt) before I go. Rest assured I will meet the end-of-September deadline, though!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 07:01 PM

i LIKE cHRISTMAS AS LONG AS i DON'T HAVE TO CELEBRATE IT. iT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE cHRISTMAS tREE sHOP WHICH, BY THE WAY, WAS RECWENTLY TAKEN OVER BY bED, bATH AND bEYOND WHICH EXPLAINS THE DEARTH OF UNBELIEVABLE CRAP SO SORELY LACKING IN RECENT MONTHS AND MAY FORCE ME TO SHOP ELSEWHERE TO FEED MY HABIT, NOT OF COURSE THE HABIT ON THE TENNIE TINY NUNS...

cHRISTMAS? oH crap!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 07:05 PM

Come down my way more often, Sins...Marden's and Reny's have glorious crap


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: TheSnail
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 07:20 PM

Liz the Squeak

Go start your own thread and whine in that

Oh, Liz! Just poking fun, don't get in a huff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 07:23 PM

There is a department store here that used to be called Foley's (now it is part of Macy's) that I used to visit because they had beautiful furniture and kitchen stuff (that I couldn't afford, but I'd walk around the mall with my toddler getting exercise and looking. There was an antique huge Japanese black lacquer screen in their furniture deptartment that I adored and would visit whenever I was out there.) They always set up a discrete corner of the store with holiday stuff right after Labor Day (early Sept. in the US) because they had a few customers who shopped early and mailed stuff overseas. That was enough to get the creative juices flowing, gave me time to think of small things I could make at home with my daughter (and then my son, when he came along) or items I liked I'd save for or go get on the day after christmas for half price. I don't care for the massive displays of ornaments and such, they all blend together and are just too much.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 07:48 PM

Yay, I'm in. I've already had my eye on a few things for this coming season, so it's not too early for me.

My 2006 Secret Santa somehow entirely overflew my chimney, and I received nothing, but I'm ready to try for a second year. I really enjoyed having a Santee!

--Linda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 02:43 AM

"It is better to give than to receive"... I can offer no explaination as to why parcels never made it last year, only duck billed platitudes and sympathy, and hope for this year.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 12:32 PM

Count me in again!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 01:23 PM

When is the cut-off date for this year?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Helen
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 07:22 PM

I'm in. Sending PM right now. Let the games begin!! This year I might get a chance to make something, I hope.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 10:26 PM

Count me in

Mrs C


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 04:19 PM

PM sent

ho ho ho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: vectis
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 06:21 PM

I'm in, PM sent Liz


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 07:48 PM

Me too! me too!
Thank you Liz.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: SussexCarole
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 08:00 PM

And me


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 09:29 PM

Ooh! Goody, goody! I'm in again!
PM on it's way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 07:54 PM

wot she said,


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:24 AM

Keep it fresh guys!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Barb'ry
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 08:05 AM

And me too


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: skipy
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 09:01 AM

& me,
I've still got a bag of coal in my garden from last year!
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Hawker
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 11:06 AM

Me too! Secret Santa Virgin, so God only knows what you'll get from me! LOL
Cheers, lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 11:25 AM

... I must remember, this time, to start picking up local knick-knacks to put in my Santee's packet. ... Little things I don't usually pay attention to, but someone from another part of the world might find quite interesting.

(that's part of the fun of this global version we've got going on here)

*CapriUni puts local roadmaps and postcards on her list for her next shopping trip*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 11:47 AM

CapriUni - this is a good time of year, if you are anywhere near a tourist area, to pick up local stuff, tacky or otherwise, that might be good for the Secret Santa gig.

We're lucky in Maine - there's always lots of lobster and moose stuff at good prices, so I can make sure the package is full and interesting!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 12:26 PM

I got the royal tour from my Secret Santa last year--consequently, those subjects jump out at me when the turn up elsewhere. (The latest Martha Stewart magazine highlighted one of the places in SharonA's packet).

Then there is the matter of the diversionary tactics. . .

it's nice to have/be a partner in crime!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: bfdk
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:57 PM

I'm in, too.

Sins, if you need some dryer lint, let me know. I can easily send you a bag or two. Only condition being that it never travels back here - in *any* form ;o))

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:06 PM

Only condition being that it never travels back here - in *any* form ;o))

Funny you should say that. My aide went to a workshop this weekend, where she learned how to make sculptures from felt. And she was wondering if it would work with dryer lint. ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:08 PM

Send all your dryer lint to Capri Uno...pleeeaase!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:14 PM

Don't know if it will work, yet, though... let me get back to you...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:30 AM

Yep, I'm in. Will send to Liz.

Skipy, you got a bag of coal? A whole bag? Just exactly how bad were you?

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:40 AM

Oh Sian... he's bad.. he's very VERY bad.

Don't forget chaps, posting here doesn't count, you MUST send me a PM with your postal name, postal address including country and postcode (zip code) and posting preference* to be entered into the annual melee that is the Secret Santa Draw. The draw takes place at the end of September so anything submitted after 30th might not make it in.

SECSY
LTS

*tell me if you want an overseas or only your own continent/hemisphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Megan L
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:44 AM

heck Sian there were Christmasses I would have kissed anyone who gave us a bag of coal. Rough times but hey we made it through now you have to be a bit more inventive to merit a kiss :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 05:55 AM

Definitely in (sending PM), but failed miserably at guessing my Santa last year despite EVERYONE ELSE knowing exactly who it was!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Pseudolus
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 08:11 AM

I'm in! PM on it's way....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 07:44 PM

I'm in! PM sent...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 04:17 PM

Keep 'em coming folks, and keep this bubbling away at the top - as they say... s*** floats.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 06:06 PM

and, in a more Christmasy spirit, Secsy LTS, so do marshmallows (in hot cocoa for us northerners. For those south of the equator, you can toast em over the campfire at Christmas parties...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 12:05 PM

Tried toasted marshmallows once. I like to keep the skin on the roof of my mouth thanks!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 12:25 PM

Tosted marshmallows are, indeed, a strong object lesson in patience, and sometimes dire consequences of seeking instant gratification.

My memories of toatsed marshmallows include a lot of blowing cooling breaths while holding the stick... And occasionally, gingerly, testing the marshmallow with my fingers, to see if they're safe to pop in my mouth, first.

Have you ever had s'mores, Liz? you'd liked those, I think, and you need toested marshmallows for that.

(or are s'mores a solely American thing? -- iirc correctly, they were invented by our Girl Scouts)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: alison
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 10:10 PM

I'm in

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 03:48 PM

Ho-ho-ho! I'm Santa-befriended,
So am keeping this refreshed
Until the sign-up has ended!

(Sept. 30th, 2007)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: open mike
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 09:21 PM

ijust poseted a whole thread about S'mores and it has vanished.

they are a sort of sandwich with graham crackers, and chocolate
with a toasted/roasted 'shmallow indside to melt the choccy.

if you have one you will want s'more...http://www.hersheys.com/smores/

see the holiday clip art...there is a link below this window.
http://holidays.kaboose.com/xmas-clip1.html?source=google&campaign=Seasonal?keyword=elf+clip+art&WT.srch=1&s_kwcid=ContentNetwork|686692883&gclid=CIah2sjWso4CFQ-1YgodkHbmwQ


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 10:17 PM

It's the graham crackers that make me think S'mores are American...

Do I understand correctly that graham crackers, as such, do not exist in Britain (that the closest equivalant are "Digestive Biscuits")?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:47 AM

That's right CU - I had never heard of Graham Crackers until I came over here. They're not a patch on Digestive biscuits.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:19 AM

I'm in again.

Are Graham Crackers like the Golden Grahams breakfast ceral we found in Spain?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:33 AM

Snuffy...sort of but the cereal is much sweeter than the actual cracker


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Severn
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 09:54 AM

Back in. PM sent.

Just come back to the US from a UK trip where for the second straight year, I've actually met up with my Santa and Santee in person. I stayed, quite enjoyably, at the homes of both. This is a good thing to build lasting friendships, and I shall continue and hope that great people and good hint ideas keep coming up to continue having as much fun as I've had fun doing it the last two years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 03:30 PM

Jaqui --

Hmmmm.... if I get a santee from Britain, then, I might just include a box of graham crackers, for a "taste of America."

Too bad you can't get taste clips when you do an internet search... I could look up pictures of Digestive Biscuits, but that's not really relevent information...

Snuffy --

Whenever American companies come up with a "flavor" for a breakfast cereal, they generally put in one part flavor to ten parts sugar.

Severn: This is a good thing to build lasting friendships, and I shall continue and hope that great people and good hint ideas keep coming up to continue having as much fun as I've had fun doing it the last two years.

Absolutely! It's the best thing I've stumbled on to make the Internet less anonymous and cold...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:37 PM

Is it September already? OK. I'm in.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 10:37 PM

CU - I'm over to the UK in December. If I have space I'll bring you back some digestives.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 10:56 PM

Jacqui --

Aww, shucks!

Stephen --

Dates in the calendar are closer than they appear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:19 PM

Mmm, Jacqui, musch as I love digestives, graham crackers are just as good. Especially with cream cheese frosting on them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 08:34 PM

I'm partial to peanut butter, ranger, though cream cheese is good too.

(Of course, whatever we first taste as adults rarely measures up to the ones we enjoyed in childhood-- nostalgia enhances every flavor).


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 02:57 AM

Can we get this back to Santa please and leave the food tips to the hints thread?!

SECSY and STRICT
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 03:40 PM

Count me in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 02:22 AM

oksy --

Refreshing this thread with a more on-topic question (sorry, Liz):

If a person (such as myself) forgets to specifiy a preference for foreign or domestic Santee, do you read that as "no preference"? (or do you want "no preference" spelled out?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 05:44 PM

I just puts you in the draw and yer gets what yer given!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 06:33 PM

okay, goody!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 09:33 PM

Can we sign up as a couple (two for the price of one??)?

~ Becky & Michael, here and there


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 11:02 PM

Liz,
PM sent.

CapriUni,
LOL!

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 01:33 AM

refresh.

Seventeen days left for the sign-up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,SECSY pretending to work
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:01 AM

Desert dancer - you may sign up as one but you need to stipulate whether you are to be classed as one person or two. One person means you'll get something between you and send out one gift. Two people means you get a gift each from different people and send two out. Please confirm in a PM to me.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Megan L
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:06 AM

Capri You should always be careful look what you ended up with last year

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: artbrooks
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 08:46 AM

C'mon, Becky...two stamps aren't gonna break you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: artbrooks
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 08:48 AM

This from the other thread, on food imports into the US:

US Customs says:

If you are a private individual who wishes to send beverage and food items to the U.S., you should be aware that some items are highly restricted, particularly food items with meat products, including soup mixes, bullion, sausages, tinned meats, etc., and fresh produce. As a general rule, candies, condiments, spices, coffee and teas that are commercially packaged are ok, however bulk teas or spices, etc. are subject to inspection and if they are found to have insects, they may be seized and destroyed.

It might be helpful if someone could post similar rules for the UK, Oz and Canada.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 10:25 AM

art, i tried searching Australia Post, Customs & Quarantine sites & found nothing relevant, so sent an email.

I found lotsa' stuff on prohibited items & nasty diseases etc. that are not allowed in, but nuffin' on small stuff in presents.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 10:33 PM

Australian import info from Quarantine service, Dept of Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

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enquiry -

my British & American friends were asking if they can send sweets or commercial biscuits/cakes as presents. I've tried searching AusPost, Customs & AQIS sites and can't find anything relevant to small presents, just large commercial shipments and forbidden & dangerous items.

sandra

answer -

Thank you for contacting the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.

An Import Permit is not required.

Cooked cakes, biscuits, puddings (puddings with suet are prohibited) mailed to Australia that are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration to retain their freshness are all allowed by quarantine, subject to inspection on arrival.

Please Note: Biscuits and cakes containing custard or dairy based fillings that have been cooked with the cake (excluding cheesecakes, mooncakes, dairy puddings or vanilla slices) must be shelf stable to be exempt from quarantine. Import conditions for these products are listed under the ICON case "Dairy products excluding cheese - Uncanned" and "Dairy products excluding cheese - Canned".

There is a weight limit for food items of 10kg per consignment.

Information regarding import conditions for specific products can be found using AQIS's Import Conditions Database (ICON). ICON is a simple and convenient way to access information about Australian import conditions for many thousands of commodities. ICON can be used to determine if a commodity intended for export to Australia needs a quarantine permit, mandatory treatment or if there are any other quarantine requirements. ICON can be accessed via the internet at the following address http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon.

========================

sorry, chocoholics, you can't get more than 10kg of chocolate into Oz. Tho if your Santa is wonderfully kind they might send a second parcel!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 10:43 PM

I'm in again, this year, what the hey. Last year was a bit disappointing as my Santee never posted much before or after. PM on its way, LtS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 05:46 PM

SOOO glad I don't live in Oz then!!

SECSY LTS refreshing this to keep it bubbling under the line.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 12:42 PM

Another 15 days left to sign up for the Secret Santa fest!

Think of all the opportunities you could have to annoy another Mudcatter several hundred miles away!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 05:58 AM

I have PMed you Liz

I suggest that if you get a Santee in OZ that you order from an OZ business if you wish tyo send scrummy chocolates and/or other foodstuffs.

I had a santee in UK twice and both times I ordered giufts from a UK seller of wines and spirits (Drinkon) which worked out well. I also sent stuff from home which didn't always work out. I sent some snack foods to UK last year that went missing forever and ever. (tortilla chips and jars of salsa)

Chocolates, clothing, CDs and other nonperishables all went to the UK from the USA without incident in the past

Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:28 AM

did someone say mail order chocolate?


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From: artbrooks
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:44 AM

Oh boy Sandra!! Ya mean that I can send my photo to Oz, have it put on a chocolate bar, and shipped on to my Santee? Whatadeal!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 10:39 AM

would appear so - now all you need to do is ensure that you get an Ozcatter who likes chocolate!

sandra

ps. 100


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 04:41 PM

I'm in. Will PM to Liz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CET
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 05:01 PM

And me too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,SECSY at work, pretending!
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 04:08 AM

Keep 'em coming folks... only 2 weeks left to sign up!!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 04:53 PM

Back up to the top with ya


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 02:09 AM

AND AGAIN...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 10:26 PM

EEp!

I caught it just before it dropped off the page

(whew!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 21 Sep 07 - 07:18 PM

Up to the rooftop, quick, quick, quick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Sep 07 - 09:47 PM

only 43 Mudatters signed according to my quick count!

only about a week to go.

Roll up, roll up or is that sign up, sign up

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,A Secret Santa Candidate
Date: 21 Sep 07 - 10:07 PM

Sandra, some of us 'Wanna~Be Secret Santas' just PM'd Liz with our info. No Threads were posted to. Not even a clue was made in public that we wanted to take part. Sneeky stuff a foot.
For some of us this Year ( what with this being the big 007 event) Secret Santa manouvers will be a totally covert operation. The presents from these particular kinds of Secret Agent Santas will suddenly appear at their top secret destinations in a stealth like manner.

You may think there are only 43 Secret Santa Candidates but can you be sure Moneypenny?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:54 AM

So Meesterrr Bonnnnnd... you expekt there to be only 43 Sannnntaaahs thees yeeerrrr....

Sorry, can't keep up the Goldfinger accent....

So far we have over 60 names in the hat, only 10 or so short of last years 73 people.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Megan L
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:09 AM

We are going to have to change the name from Secret Santa to Sneaky Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Severn
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 09:27 AM

Maybe "Sneak-ret McSanta"?

The "Mc" coming from Clan McDestine, a bunch of sly Scots who think they have it all covert.

Friends of yours, Megan?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:15 AM

so, getting this sorted out in my mind, the covert Secret Santas will not be santees? Does this mean ya don't wanna get pressies??!!!

is this the real spirit of christmas, that it is better to receive than give? Is this serious getting of brownie points here.

hmmmm


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:55 AM

If Giving was better than Receiving, all Santas would be given my address with instructions to send chocolate and feel good as I have no truck with this 'it's better to give than to receive' mularkey.

Covert usually means they'll be doing it in cognito - wherever that may be.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: CapriUni
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 04:16 AM

I have no truck with this 'it's better to give than to receive' mularkey.

Absolutely correct, LTS. You can't have one without the other. Receiving graciously is just as good, and often requires a healthy dose of humility.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 11:21 AM

Too true CU.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,A Secret Santa Candidate
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM

Hold the Bus.
There is no mention of Covert Santa's not being right up front of the line of grateful Santees, happy as Lark with what ever there Santa sends them.
In the case of this Agent anyway that is most definetly the case.
SSC that are not posting their ID to this Thread are attempting to keep the secret of their ID for as long as covertly possible.
When the time comes for Secret Santa Candidate to switch from Giver to Receiver I am positive that they will be very grateful and down right vocal about their gift and for the thought behind the present their own Secret Santa Candidate bestows apon them.
Over and but never out.
Blonde. Jane Blonde 006 and three quarters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Megan L
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 12:38 PM

"SSC that are not posting their ID to this Thread are attempting to keep the secret of their ID for as long as covertly possible."
Heck mine managed tae keep his (finally after many months revealed as Her) identity secret for months even whn posting on a regular basis :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:44 AM

last year some folks didn't even get a pressie. Their Santas were more than covert - they were Missing In (in)Action!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,SECSY LTS pretending to work
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 08:27 AM

Those are the 'Stealth Pressies' - the ones that arrive when you least expect them.. usually around August.

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 08:25 PM

here in Oz some clever folks invented Christmas in July so folks could have traditional Northern Hemisphere feasts & an approximation of the weather. Some equally clever hoteliers invented Christmas in July meal & accommodation packages, too! Ho Ho Ho

but I've never heard of Christmas in August.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 07:58 AM

Usually in the UK, you get cheap 'out of season' Christmas break for old folks homes and institutions in March, when the hotel would otherwise be empty.

Here on Mudcat, it starts in September!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 12:10 PM

but I've never heard of Christmas in August.

You should have! It's a very August occasion. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 07:08 PM

Ho! Ho! Ho!

very punny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 26 Sep 07 - 02:00 PM

I am just dying to get my Santee's address. I want to get started early this year. I have a small stack of pressies all ready to go. Just to confuse matters, I've decided to ...oh nevermind..if I say what I'm planning to do then it won't be a secret now will it? I'd better learn to start logging in and out per Santa tradition!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 28 Sep 07 - 11:02 AM

Are we there yet????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 28 Sep 07 - 12:17 PM

Nearly! As they say....the best things come to those who wait!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 02:26 AM

Only a matter of hours now before the big Santa Draw!!

Anyone else want to join?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 08:01 AM

What joy! At least two months to collect suitable gifts for this year's victim (sorry, Santee).


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 07:50 PM

Are we there yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 07:54 PM

Perleasssssse are we there yet????????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 03:55 AM

It's the last day today!!

Still taking PMs up until tomorrow morning here (about midnight US time) but after that, entry is closed.

Come on chaps, we're up to about the same as last year now!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 07:22 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 10:27 AM

Anticipation is making me wait . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 10:36 AM

13.5 more hours. We're almost there!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 11:03 AM

Kendall, you might up Jacqui's pain meds today or she'll pop a few stitches waiting for this announcement. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 11:39 AM

s'ok, Stilly...she already had the staples removed. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: artbrooks
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 01:04 PM

Don't forget...with several hundred participants it may be a week or more before everyone is advised of who their victim Santee is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 04:19 AM

Right, that's it... I'm not accepting anymore PMs (unless they come with reality chocolate - no more of this virtual stuff, it's not as satisfying although it doesn't leave brown stains on the sheets), the Secret Santa is CLOSED.

In the next few days, you'll get a PM with the name, address and secret identity of your Santa. Share with no-one except your immediate family (unless, by some fluke, you've been allocated your immediate family... don't laugh, it happened once!), and don't even share with them if they can't keep it buttoned!

Post lots of hints in the threads and enjoy the silliness that starts around October 5th...

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 04:31 AM

Wonderful Liz! Looking forward to it all....and thank you for all your hard work!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 07:57 AM

Watching impatiently for the PM!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 07:08 PM

The draw has been made, you will get your PMs tomorrow.

Bruahahahahahha!!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 12:02 AM

Oh, Goodie!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 04:43 AM

Oooo, I'm going all weak at the knees! The anticipation! Argh!

Nice to think the draw was made on Mudcat's Anniversary. Maybe that should be part of the tradition?

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:04 AM

Sounds like a good idea Sian.

jacqui.c - still hopping from one foot to the other waiting for her Santee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:16 AM

'Ask and you will receive!'

Now the real fun begins!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: artbrooks
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:22 AM

Well, I dunno Liz...ok, I'll cope...nah, this'll be fun!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 09:29 AM

That's it... there is no more... all have been allocated and no-one has sent me sufficient bribes so you take what you're given. I'm not responsible!

Enjoy!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 12:20 AM

Thanks for your hard work, LtS!!!

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 05:17 AM

No probs Becky - it's me getting vicarious pleasures from watching others being wound up!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Becca72
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 12:25 PM

so even when she's doing good Liz is still one twisted puppy...lol.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Time for 2007!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 01:18 PM

Yip.

LTS


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