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BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003

artbrooks 02 Oct 03 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Kim C no cookie 02 Oct 03 - 02:44 PM
Clinton Hammond 02 Oct 03 - 03:36 PM
Edain 02 Oct 03 - 04:16 PM
Liz the Squeak 02 Oct 03 - 04:17 PM
Edain 02 Oct 03 - 04:24 PM
CapriUni 02 Oct 03 - 05:34 PM
Amos 02 Oct 03 - 06:23 PM
harpgirl 02 Oct 03 - 07:07 PM
RangerSteve 02 Oct 03 - 07:23 PM
Morticia 02 Oct 03 - 07:26 PM
Gloredhel 02 Oct 03 - 08:01 PM
Joybell 02 Oct 03 - 08:54 PM
Sorcha 02 Oct 03 - 09:24 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Oct 03 - 09:55 PM
NicoleC 02 Oct 03 - 10:19 PM
Mary in Kentucky 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM
Rustic Rebel 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Oct 03 - 12:01 AM
Partridge 03 Oct 03 - 05:27 AM
sian, west wales 03 Oct 03 - 05:47 AM
Morticia 03 Oct 03 - 08:23 AM
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Subject: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: artbrooks
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 02:23 PM

Here it is...the traditional hint list, as originally created by Clinton Hammond, Crumudgeon-at-Large... Please don't assume that people remember what you put down last time...or that they really care what you want...

1. what is your age range?

2. gender?

3. Do you have a favorite color?

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

8. What movies have you been wanting?

9. what is your t-shirt size?

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 02:44 PM

1. what is your age range?
36

2. gender?
F

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Red

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Anything as long as the writing is good.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Something in German, because I'm still learning the language.

6. what type of music do you like?
Anything except jazz.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Something by Dolores Keane

8. What movies have you been wanting?
See #5.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Small

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Beatrix Potter things, beads, snow globes, knitting stuff, Pocket Dragons

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Cooking, reading, sewing, knitting, beadwork, painting (or the feeble attempt thereof), belly dancing, reenacting (18th century and Civil War), learning foreign languages, being a pest

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'm really not particular. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 03:36 PM

I'm gonna start by saying, I'm not that large... I'm not small either, but I'm not that large...

Heh

And Aaaaawwaay we goooooo!

1. what is your age range? early 30's

2. gender? Male, on my better days...

3. Do you have a favorite color? Something towards the dark end of the Blue spectrum... ya... or darkish greens...

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly I read SF/Fantasy, but I have so many that it'd be really hard to get me one...

5. what books have you really been wanting?
William Gibsons latest, "Pattern Recognition"...
Guy Kays book of Poetry "Beyond His Dark House"(Only available in Canada)
"The Dark Knight returns" Graphic novel...

6. what type of music do you like? Introspective, songer-songwriter stuff mostly... with killer guitar... But lyrics are most important...

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
"The Way I Walk" by Stephen Fearing
Jethro Tulls new X-mas CD...

8. What movies (DVDs specifically...) have you been wanting?
5th Element
Bladerunner(Theatrical OR Directors cut)
Gladiator
Almost Famous (Bootleg Edition)

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium to large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect dark-ish chochkies (sp?) Skulls... gargoyles... Dragons... prisims... cool sand timers... Neat candle holders... Things that glow in the dark... Funky hip-flasks... "Magic 8-ball" kinda oracles... Nifty "bar" kinda stuff for my speak-easy... But please... no cheesy pewter statues with ugly plastic prisims in 'em o.k.... I'd hate to just throw your gift away...

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Ummmm... PS2... (If anyone finds a copy of "The Simpsons: Road Rage" for cheap, let me know k!)

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like

I can always use another cool picture frame...
My fav 'candy' is black licorice...
My fav cookies are chocolate chip...
I LOVE good strong dark coffee...
I live for habeniero hot-sauces... (#10 and above)

I can be emailed annony-ly for more suggestions I guess...   

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Edain
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 04:16 PM

Here we go,

1. Age range - rapidly approching 2 decades
2. Gender - female
3. Favourite colour - not really but if pushed I'd have to go for darker colours (black red, dark greens etc)
4. Authours/books - mainly read sci-fi/fantasy novels but have been known to read crime novels and adaptations from TV (Babylon 5, Buffy etc)
5. Books wanted - I Robot - Asmiov
                - Chanur's(sp?) Legacy - Cherryth
                - anything else sci-fi/fantasy ish
6. Music - all sorts, mostly folk but not too many tunes, more songs. Brass bands.
7. CDs wanted - The new Tom Lewis one with Tanglefoot backing but not sure when it's out.
             - Tinker's Cuss
8. Films - Any of the Babylon 5 TV movies
         - ST2: Wrath of Khan
         - you get the idea....
9. T-shirt size - large, I like them baggy
10. Things collected - volcanic rocks, fuzzles (those little balls of fur with sticky feet and goggly eyes), dragons
11. Hobbies - spodding mainly, singing, assassins


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 04:17 PM

1. what is your age range? Nearly that age when I start getting the hot flushes.

2. gender? The one that gets hot flushes at a certain age.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Yes.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Almost anything as long as it's got dragons or detectives in. Or rude bits.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Cheque book - linked to the account of a very rich man.

6. what type of music do you like? Anything as long as it doesn't have a melodeon or accordion or the flugelhorn in it.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Bought them both last night but Virgin vouchers would be rather fun.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Anything with Sean Connery in it that I don't have already.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Smaller than it was.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Money. Dragons. Dust.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Eating chocolate. Sewing. Spending money. Knitting squares of strange coloured wool with stunted needles.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, pierced ears, quite like diamonds and amber.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'd like the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Or more chocolate. And motorbikes. Or a sportscar. Oh, and I'm mad as a bag of ferrets and mustn't get over excited, it isn't good for me dicky ticker.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Edain
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 04:24 PM

Hmmm... seem to have lost the last part of my post...

11. Hobbies - spodding
            - reading
            - singing
            - assassination
12. Gold/silver jewelry - not a huge jewelry person to be honest
13. Misc - don't eat chocolate
         - currently aborad for a year and with have to lug everything back home in August so large/heavy/delicate items may not be brilliant


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: CapriUni
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 05:34 PM

1. what is your age range?
   
   Chronological age is irrelevant, but since you asked, I'll be 40 in January. Don't let that be too strong and influence on you, however, I am amused by things geared for ages 10 and up.... In other words, I still like getting toys as presents!

2. gender?

   Female.

3. Do you have a favorite color?
   
   I like them all. But if you want to get me something to wear, pastels make me look sickly. I prefer jewel- and earth-tones.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
   
   I love fantasy, as long as it's not "Sword and Sorcery" (if you don't know what that means, those are generally the ones with covers graced by women with heaving bosoms, and some sort of mythical beast in the background). I also like folklore and folktales, humor, children's and young adult novels, and mysteries.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
   
   I have been told by several friends that I must read Gaimon's Sandman series of graphic novels... But if you really like a book (any book), and want to pass it along, I will most likely enjoy it too...

6. what type of music do you like?
   
   Nearly everything in moderation, except atonal modern classical and modern jazz, or hard, punk stuff...

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

   Surprise me!

8. What movies have you been wanting?

   Can't use movies, as my vcr's dead...

9. what is your t-shirt size?

   Large to extra large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?

    Stories, cheesy jokes, ideas... things I can carry around in my head...

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
   
    I dabble in decorating clothes, drawing, and basically live on the 'Net... I used to ride horses fairly regularly, but I haven't done that in years.

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

    Don't wear jewelry, as a rule (I'll occasionally wear a pin on a shirt). I could go with either.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
   
    I am easily amused -- really! But anything "cutesy" can get on my nerves Very quickly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Amos
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 06:23 PM

My entry from last year is still about right although I can accept DVDs now such as the Blues Series from PBS.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 07:07 PM

1. what is your age range?
I have a twenty year old son!
2. gender?
female the last time I looked
3. Do you have a favorite color?
blue green red
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I'll read just about anything
5. what books have you really been wanting?
Surprise me. I love books.
6. what type of music do you like?
Duh!!!
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
I'm easily pleased with something homegrown.
8. What movies have you been wanting?
Anything with a good musical score!
9. what is your t-shirt size?
The only tee-shirt I would consider wearing is the John Hartford tee-shirt up on E-Bay that is signed.
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
string instruments, occupied Japanese pottery, handmade items of all types, handkerchiefs, Gertrude Stein books, music books....
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
autoharp, sailing, knitting, sports, camping, hiking, waterfall hunting,
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
leave out the tone
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I am easily pleased in the material sense

harpgirl


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: RangerSteve
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 07:23 PM

Age: 53, 54 on Dec. 14

Male

No color preference

I collect: 1. arinas in unusual shapes
            2. antique bottles
            3. Old postcards, particularly the large letter
               "greetings from" kind.
            4. Regional cook books from wherever you live,
               especially the kind put out by organizations for
               fund raising purposes.
            5. If you're a musician, one of your CD's or tapes.
            6. Books about the local history of where you live.
               (but not New Jersey, I live there and have plenty).
            7. A sample of your own hand-made work, if you have any.

Other than the books mentioned above, I have too many and don't need any more. Same with movies and t-shirts. I don't need any jewelry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 07:26 PM

1. what is your age range?

erm.......0-100? I don't 'spect to live much beyond that unless I'm still having fun

2. gender?
F.....which could stand for frog, or fiddle ....or feverish

3. Do you have a favorite color?
electric blue, purple, dark green

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
sci fi/fantasy,comedy

5. what books have you really been wanting?
will read most anything but books on local folk music would be found a very appreciative home

6. what type of music do you like?
aside from folk? Blues, classical, opera, rock

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
the new June Tabor album, anything of Eliza Carthy's or Kate Rusby's, Nic Jones Unearthed.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Monsters Inc

9. what is your t-shirt size?
about what would house a small family in a hurricane

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
exotic booze, hangover cures, debts, songs

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
making things, painting things, causing mayhem

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like

I would be happy with anything that tells me more about you or your part of the world, or your music, or will help me to get out of jail free


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Gloredhel
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 08:01 PM

1. what is your age range?
Will be 19 just after Christmas

2. gender?
Girl

3. Do you have a favorite color?
At the moment, dark red, but also really like green

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
G.K. Chesterton, 19th-mid 20th century fiction and (lyric) poetry (no free verse, please!), Catholic books, Aristotelian philosophy

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Anything from Chesterton's Father Brown series, anything by Hilaire Belloc (don't own any yet but really want to), "Teach yourself Irish Gaelic"

6. what type of music do you like?
Classical, old jazz, blues, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, Breton, French, klezmer, Broadway (preferable old Broadway), organ music (especially French, like Vierne), medieval and Renaissance sacred polyphony (already have plenty of Palestrina)

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Soundtrack to "Chicago" (movie, not the Broadway one)
Any klezmer cds (I don't have any yet!)
Anything by Frank Harte, Joe Heaney, Sean Keane, Steeleye Span, Silly Wizard, or Maggie Boyle.
Music of Tallis, Victoria, Hassler (sacred)

8. What movies (DVDs) have you been wanting?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Any Audrey Hepburn movie except Breakfast at Tiffany's

9. what is your t-shirt size?
medium, but I don't wear t-shirts very much. More like sweaters.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Catholic religious items (I guess you could call it a collection)

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Hobbies, what hobbies? I'm a college student!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, and yes I have pierced ears. Please no more St. Bridget's crosses.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Um, I think I've been pretty specific, but I do play the harp and piano, so fun instrument-related items are good (but no more jewelry, please!) I'm a college student, so I will accept less-perishable food items. Like tea. I really, really love good tea (herbal or otherwise). Please no not-in-bags tea, though, unless you send a tea ball that doesn't leak tea into the cup. I've had no luck with tea balls. And I really like chocolate. Dark chocolate. Mmmm, chocolate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Joybell
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 08:54 PM

This is a really fun game - I mean serious activity. Thank you for including me.

1. Age range.
Older than I'd prefer - 58.
2. Gender.
Female.
3. Favourite colors.
Purple - Yellow - Green.
4.+ 5. Favourite books.
Anything about American folk-lore and/or Traditional American songs. Not fiction though.
6. Favourite music.
Old and extremely old recordings of American Mountain ballads. The Carter Family. 19th Century sentimental songs.
7. Cds I would really like.
Anything by The Carter Family, Anything by Rosetta Tharpe.
8. Movies.
DVDs Might not play here. Videos will. "The Ruling Class"
9. T-shirt size.
Very large. Sigh!
10. Collections
Old sheet-music with funny old pretty pictures on the covers.
11. Hobbies.
Pretty much just singing old, very old, and very, very old songs - but not really a hobby. Also involved in conservation work but that's not a hobby either really.
12.   Jewelry. Gold or silver?
Either but my ears are not pierced.
13. Anything else.
I just love presents, but can't think of anything else helpful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 09:24 PM

1. what is your age range?
52
2. gender?
F, I think
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Hunter green
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Sci fi, and Sword/Sorcery stuff. REALLY good fiction of any type
5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?
Lots of stuff--Delta blues, Irish, classical
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
None that I can think of
8. What movies have you been wanting?
The deaf lady doesn't really do movies
9. what is your t-shirt size?
Med-Lg
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Hairballs. Corgis. Recipes.
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Mudcat. Mudchat. Cooking. Gardening. Quilting
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Real gold, please, but don't really wear much jewelry at all.
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'm an 'Irish' nut--books, CDs, ancient history, just Irish 'stuff'


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 09:55 PM

1. age range - 50
2. gender - M
3. favorite color - none
4. favorite authors - anybody but Tom Clancy
5. books - anything that's not boring or about spies
6. type of music - any high energy acoustic style
7. what cds - none in particular
8. what movies - don't have anything to play 'em on
9. t-shirt size - XL
10. collect anything? - only stringed musical instruments
11. other hobbies - gardening
12. jewelry - don't wear it
13. D'addario Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: NicoleC
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:19 PM

1. what is your age range?
30's

2. gender?
Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Is black a color? I'm happy with dark, clear colors, like gem tones.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Sci-Fi and intelligent fantasy, historical fiction (but not historical romance), medieval history, Appalachian history (but not Civil War), and books with big genealogical charts or pretty period paintings of people in costume in the them.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Don't even try fiction. I'll probably own it already. You could go for a musical reference book and I haven't bought any history in several months.

6. what type of music do you like?
Blues pretty consistantly, bluegrass when it isn't too whiny, rockabilly, some rock but nothing like today's pop junk.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
The new Old Blind Dogs, the newest Sting, anything Johnny Cash, Emmylou's Stumble Into Grace

8. What movies have you been wanting?
I haven't really; I already bought them.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
A women's medium. If it's a guy's size or unisex, forget it -- it won't fit unless it's a tent.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Erm... no. Well, crate labels, when I find good ones with animals or nice fruit or castles and stuff on them.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Reading, sewing complex Ren Faire costumes for others but I don't care to go much myself, genealogy, violin, mandolin, and spending way too much time working on the house.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, but I can't wear cheap earrings. If it's not really gold or silver, please don't they'll just make me swell up. Cheap necklaces and fine. I don't wear bracelets, but am amenable to rings and toe rings.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Food presents are good, but I'm allergic to onions and everything related to onions except garlic. REALLY allergic. I have a guitar in need of a pretty big repair and a cheap mando that could use a better setup. The cat likes small rolly bouncy lightweight toys but I hate lots of stuff with kitties on it. I have a small backyard pond that could use a water lily and a couple of snails. Candles and stuff that burns is good or lanterns and holders. My decor is southwest, but not ranchero -- Mission will fit in but it's more Spanish Colonial. I hate cheesy stuff with flowers and unnecessary glittery bits but really like quality metals and finishes. I like old photographs and am learning to appreciate old Scotch. I also like trying out new beers; amber to medium dark is my preferred range.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM

1. what is your age range? 54

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book? travel/geography unique to SS's home

5. what books have you really been wanting? Ghost Layers and Color Washes: Three Steps to Spectacular Quilts...but I'll get it myself

6. what type of music do you like? something unique to SS's home...Irish...Scottish...Appalachian...classical...opera

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Schubert's trio in Eb "Nocturne" D897...but I'll get it myself

8. What movies have you been wanting? -- none

9. what is your t-shirt size? -- large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? postcards from around the world

11. what are some of your other hobbies? music, flower gardening, quilting

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like I like anything unique to my SS's personality or part of the world

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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm at the age where a younger man looks real good.

2. gender? No, I'm not a pedophile.

3. Do you have a favorite color? I was once told by an ancient old soul that color is the key, only problem was I never found out what it opened...yet. Anyway I like earthy,autumn colors.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Tom Robbins is my favorite, but I don't usually read fiction.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I have all TR's books but I loaned out Another roadside attraction and never got it back, so I have been searching for that one.

6. what type of music do you like? Blues, contemporary folk, mudcatters, jazz.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? DWDitty (tried for that one on auction, didn't win) and I would like to hear the CD from Chris Rea his latest blues album.

8&9. No movies, I don't wear T-shirts

10.Do I collect anything? Do you know a pack rat when you see one? I do have some collections. Rocks, old kitchen utensils, music books, instruments, clocks, bones and other dead, decayed things, old farm tools, do I really have to go on?

11. Hobbies- I sculpt clay, rock hunter, music maker,garden herbs and veggies.

12. Jewlery- Homemade is good.

13. 13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like- I like conversation pieces. Anything that is weird, or interesting to look at, or feel, or smell or send your imagination into the realm of another dimension!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 12:01 AM

Aww man do I ever wish I could go back and edit my post...

Cause there's a very cool prezzie that I could add to my list, that's easy peasy for anyone, and would be HUGELY appreciated!

Blank Mini-discs... I can always use MORE blank mini-discs!

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Partridge
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:27 AM

1. what is your age range?
48

2. gender?
f

3. Do you have a favorite color?
dark reds and purples

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
prefer to buy my own books

5. what books have you really been wanting?
as above

6. what type of music do you like?
traditional folk

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
none, don't have a player at present

8. What movies have you been wanting?
none, don't have the means to watch them

9. what is your t-shirt size?
medium size 12/14 UK

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
unusual ingredients for cooking, tarot cards, crystals, essential oils, socks,

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
cooking, alternative therapies, I'm a crap knitter,

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would
anything handmade is always appreciated, and surprises are good too


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:47 AM

I'm with Amos. Apart from being a year older, and no wiser, my hints still hold water.

I wouldn't mind one of the Mudcat CDs (and I'm sure that Amos will be refreshing his buy-now-buy-often pitch!) or the 'Cat Cookbook. I've also started on a patchwork course ... but I think I'm more of a quilter at heart.

And I'm not big on 'twee' - that is, hearts 'n' flowers 'n' fluffy kitties kinda stuff.

Oh - and I like nuts of all descriptions.

82 days to Christmas by my count ...

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Morticia
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 08:23 AM

sorry for the quick thread drift but what's the difference between patchwork and quilting?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 09:21 AM

Patchwork is the piecing together part. Quilting is the top stitching.

Most people like the patchwork part - I'm contrary. But it does make me popular with patchworkers ... !

I also prefer not to use a machine so - to return to the Hints - I suppose needle cases and other accessories would also be most welcomed prezzies!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Morticia
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 09:43 AM

thank you Sian, another day, another new thing learned, I love the Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 10:02 AM

1. what is your age range?
Almost 56.

2. gender?
It's a girl...and her name is Mary.

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Yes. This year it is green.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Biography; non-fiction. Too many authors to mention.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
None - I get them as I want them.

6. what type of music do you like?
DUHHHHH Isn't this Mudcat? Gay Nineties; Music Hall.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Same story as books.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
"Joanna" with Donald Sutherland circa 1968.

9. what is your t-shirt size?
As large as possible - see "Breast" thread.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
cats (live ones and please don't send one), Halloween treasures, miniatures,

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
I just took up yoga and watercolor.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Gold - 18K...well I can try can't I?

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I have all the things I will ever need. Something special from you, your town, your country, your lifestyle would be the most fun to receive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 12:02 PM

Apart from being a year older than last time and not having collected any more children all is much as it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 12:31 PM

1. what is your age range? adult

2. gender? well-balanced UP front

3. Do you have a favorite color? black, dark green and dark purple

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I get all of my favs myself

5. what books have you really been wanting?Some I've seen mentioned here:
"The Mother Tongue & How She Got That Way" - Bill Bryson;
"The Story of Stone" or "Eight Skilled Gentlemen" - Barry Hughart;
"The Lovely Bones" - Alice Sebold;
"Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn" by Thomas Hubka(?);
"Nothing to Do But Stay" by Carrie Young;
"Electric Love Lizard" or "Coyote Blue" - Christopher Moore;
I really enjoy oral history type books;
OR, Surprise me!:-)



6. what type of music do you like? almost any except most musicals, easy listening, avant-garde/atonal, rap

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
anything by "Cabaret Dioso" out of Boulder, CO;
"Stories the Crow Told Me" (I keep hearing this one on Hober and love it);
Taj Mahal - "Mumtaz Mahal" Mudcatters lanfranc's, alanbit's, Fortunato's CDs, or any other Mudcatter's for that matter, though I have quite a few, so would need to PM a list to Khatt or something, for forwarding, to avoid dupes (I think I am lacking one of Rick Fielding's!);
Kevin Casey - Irish CD
Bascom Lamar Lunsford - "The Rose Grew About the Briar;"
anything by Ry Cooder!!;
Jonathan Byrd - "Wildflowers."


8. What movies have you been wanting? none, unless they come attached to their own BIG theatre, popcorn included!

9. what is your t-shirt size? extra-large, but it has to be in women's sizes. I really prefer to buy my own, though, UNLESS it's a Mudcat tshirt!

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I used to, stones, bits of sea glass, old books, antiques, but have decided there's enough clutter and dust for the rest of my lifetime, so...oh well, IF it's a nice piece of stone, glass, or whathaveyou from your area or some other smallish thing, i.e. seashell, etc. I'd love it

11. what are some of your other hobbies? besides Mudcatting? Reading, photography, designing jewelry and greeting cards

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? neither, don't do much jewelry anymore and already have enough if I change my mind

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like As others have said, I would also be happy with anything from your region, anything you might make yourself, and/or anything you might want to pass on. I am a great believer in recycling, reusing, giveaways, etc. and love to get "old things." I do not like "cutesy" things, though and most scented things send me running out the door for fresh air, esp. candles and perfumes:-) Love animals, music, good books, walks on the beach, candlelight...seek same**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 01:26 PM

Liz you dirty wench, what are you going to do with a voucher for Virgins? But you're darn right, it would be fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:08 PM

Perhaps someone can edit the thread title to include that this is the 2003 thread...

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:13 PM

thank you!

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:34 PM

It's not the vouchers, it's finding the bloody virgins!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:58 PM

And if they really are virgins, they certainly will become bloody.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: nancyjo
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:05 PM

Can someone explain to me what this is all about? Thanks!

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:31 PM

1. what is your age range? I am very proud to be 53. Been rode a little hard, and they didn't dry me off before putting me away, but I can still do a trick or two.

2. gender? I am a male of the species.

3. Do you have a favorite color?Anything but orange.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Morgan Llywelen. Her work as well as music books, especially Irish music or Labor music.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Every last one of them.

6. what type of music do you like? Folk oriented, but I have very eclectic tastes.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? I really want to start building up my collection of Scottish music, particulary Ed Miller and Brian McNeil.

8. What movies have you been wanting? A Mighty Wind

9. what is your t-shirt size? With a name like Big Mick? You have to be kidding! XXL, of course.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? The aforementioned music books

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Woodworking, some instrument building, and .........OH THE SHAME........golf.

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.I would like GWB to go back to private industry. I would like fair labor laws in the USA. I would like peace on earth and goodwill to all. I would like a new lathe suitable for building Uilleann Pipes. And I would like all who read this to remember what the Secret Santa is all about and act accordingly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM

Okay, as a Secret-Santa-to-be, here are a few questions that I'd like answered, to help me find and/or make the perfect gift for my Santee-to-be:

1) Would you prefer a serious or silly gift, or a little bit of both?

2) Is there one post on Mudcat that you particularly like (either from yourself or someone else), or that you think somehow "hits the nail on the head" about something? If so, can you point me to it?

3) And/or: Is one of your favorites quotes something I can find in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations? And can you point me to it?

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: RangerSteve
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 07:05 PM

I wrote that I collect arinas. That should read "ocarinas". Sorry.
Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 01:38 AM


1. what is your age range? 49

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? the darker range of greens

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I have too many books already, I like them so well. Used books are good, especially older ones, but it's not like I need any books.

5. what books have you really been wanting would you be pleasantly surprised to receive? Poetry, short stories.

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional American, Irish, Scottish, and English folkmusic (what I grew up around); rock from the Vietnam era, classical and opera (also what I grew up around).

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Horowitz at 100 (the Carnagie Hall concert from 1975) is on my list this year.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? I haven't seen A Mighty Wind--that would be a good choice.

9. what is your t-shirt size? medium (as long as it is not going to shrink!)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? among may "collections" I seem to have inherited, the one I have added to is of those glass frogs that used to go in the bottom of vases (they have holes for stems to fit into). Rocks and minerals.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? photography, computers (web design, email, etc. I spend so much time on it it MUST be a hobby!), sewing, gardening, cooking, and lately, a year later, STILL tiling and painting!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I still prefer to buy my own jewelry

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
I am allergic to dairy products. I love to garden, and nifty gardening implements catch my eye.

This is about it, I went and copied the source code from last year's post, if anyone is wondering. Saved a lot of time!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Trevor
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 05:46 AM

Just had a look at last year's, and it's about right, so:


1. what is your age range? 51 (Ouch!)

2. gender? Hang on....yep, still a bloke

3. Do you have a favorite color? reddybrownyterracottarie

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Richard Bach, Jostein Gaarder, Nick Danziger, Tim Severin; Philosophy, Eastern religion, travel literature, sailing, climbing adventury-type things

5. what books have you really been wanting? any of the above genre

6. what type of music do you like? Anything except pop - especially traditional folkie things, Watersons, Bach, Mahler
   
7. what cds have you really been wanting? anything of the above

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
    Old musicals, Chocolat, nice light stuff

9. what is your t-shirt size? large


10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Books; ethnic asian, african, american and australian artefacts; landscape pictures of Africa

11. what are some of your other hobbies? hill walking, sailing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? don't wear jewellery

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like-- Dear Santa, please send me something that tells me something about you and where you live.

Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I hate swede, parsnips and apricots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 06:10 AM

1:- Doddering old sixty-one

2:- Male - but only just I think.

3:- Blue I suppose.

4:- Got to be Pratchett but I have all his any way

5:- Sci Fi and GOOD fantasy.

6:- Folk (surprise ?) Early Blues and Original (early) Jazz

7:- I only get C D 's to stael songs off 'em

8:- No real interest in Movies!

9:- I havent worn a T shirt for years But am 40" Chest.

10:- I seem to collect musical instruments

11:- My only Hobby is Music these days.

12:- Only 'Jewellry' I use are scarf rings and pin badges.

13:- Basically I am a boring old fart whose only interest is Music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bassic
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 07:53 AM

1. what is your age range?

Between 46 and 48

2. gender?

Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Blues

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

I am lazy, only read books that others recomend to me, havnt had a bad recomendation yet!

5. what books have you really been wanting?

If you love it then so will I

6. what type of music do you like?

Almost anything pre 1985 ish.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

Some Phil Cinningham/Ali Bain stuff would be great but not fussy, (see answer 5)

8. What movies have you been wanting?

Nothing in particular, (have video and DVD).

9. what is your t-shirt size?

L (close fit), XL (comfort fit) XXL (Baggy fit)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?

Tune books, (lost all my tune reference books last year)

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

Nothing much outside music (no time!), bit of digital photography recently.

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

Slight preference for silver at the moment.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like

Anything musical, (so much to learn, so much to experience!), stuff about where you live, your kind of music, etc. Humour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 11:35 AM

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?
Silver

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.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Tinker
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 07:27 PM

1. What is your age range?
I'm now 46.

2. Gender?Female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Burgundy, and shades of red, autumn tones, but no bright oranges

4. Favorite authors/ type of book?
Mysticism, Celtic Spirituality, Science Fiction/fantasy, Mysteries, Gardening

5. What books have you really been wanting?
I have so many it's a hard call Folk Music books would be good.

6. What type of music do you like?
Old Blues (20's and 30's—especially lesser known women) Folk, Humorous, Classical…

7. What cds have you really been wanting?
Seamus Kennedy, English Music Hall, Lil Johnson Complete Works Vol 1 or 2

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Hubby just bought me Mighty Wind…. I tend to just get them…

9. What is your t-shirt size?
Women's Medium

10. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
Bud Vases, Picture Frames, way too many books, Scarves in interesting textures and colors, Cats and Lions in small sizes Earrings

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
Learning to play guitar, gardening

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Gold and I love funky earrings, pierced please

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret Santa know what you would like
Anything that reflects you.... Of course a UK catter could surprise me with a new bottle of Cock of the North...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 11:28 AM

1. what is your age range?
        53

2. gender?
        Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?
        Dark Blue

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
        I read crime novels, adventure, sci-fi, historical, and pretty much anything else

5. what books have you really been wanting?
        Complicated plots with good writing

6. what type of music do you like?
        Folk music is what I listen to

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
        I would really like to finish writing a few more songs and produce my 4th CD

8. What movies have you been wanting?
        I don't watch many movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
        3X Tall

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
        Scimshawed whales teeth

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
        Guitar, singing, etc.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
        Except for a wedding band and a watch, I don't wear jewelry

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
        It gets cold and dark here in Alaska around Christmas time


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 03:06 PM

Thread creep - why didn't the nativity happen on mudcat?

Answer - because they couldn't find three wise men and a virgin!

Boom, boom! Yes I know its an old joke.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Dani
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 03:57 PM

1. what is your age range?
~ 38. or is it 39? Close enough.

2. gender?
~ female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
~ deep, true purples, especially mixed with deep greens. Recently deep indigo and sapphire blues have been appealing

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
~ so little time to read! I read almost anything EXCEPT romance, sci-fi or crime.
Living where I do, I am especially enjoying Southern writers like Alan Gurganis, Fred Chappell, Lee Smith

5. what books have you really been wanting?
~ I usually haunt auctions and used book stores and find everything I want and more

6. what type of music do you like?
~ almost all kinds, but especially strong, a cappella songs of work, blues, spirituals, etc

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
~ every even numbered listing of Folk-Legacy, and every odd numbered listing of Camsco. Since Jerry Rassmussen just mentioned it, though, I'm saving my pennies for 100 Gospel Greats. Also want to try the new Erykah Badu. And anything Carl Perkins ever wrote, just for fun. But (see books, above) I really don't have time to listen to the CD's I have, and would be better off spending the money on freeing up my time so I could spend more time singing with people, instead of listening to other people do it!

8. What movies have you been wanting?
~ not much into movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
~HATE t-shirts: prefer soft cozy flannels that double as pajamas

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
~ sand from beaches of all kinds from around the world

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
~ currently, porch-sitting whenever I can get to it. If music, food and whiskey are involved, well, so much the better.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
~ wear very little, only wedding ring and some made by a friend

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
~ I don't so much like stuff, thingies, do-dads. I do like food, and good drink, and good company. I'm interested in you, and your life and environs, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 06:19 AM

Ah I've managed to do a copy and paste .... I amaze myself sometimes with my technical ability here. Good grief it will be moving blinking letters and colours next. OK mystery SS to be here goes

1. what is your age range? I'm half way thru the decade that life is supposed to begin at!

2. gender? I'm a girlie

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark Blue or maroon

4. favorite authors/ type of book? NO MORE BOOKS!!! they remind me too much of work (I'm a skool librarian). ... mind you some music books or books on dance notations would be good.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I get every book I need and don't even have to pay for it!

6. what type of music do you like? All sorts but folk influenced

7. what cds have you really been wanting? unusual CDs from different parts of the world which mix traditions

8. What movies have you been wanting? I buy all the movies I need for my Library

9. what is your t-shirt size? Big

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Crises!!! ... no seriously wind instruments of any sort

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Jumping up and down screaming at people (ie ceili caller!), drawing cartoons, walking, drinking (in fact the last two are really a combined hobby!)

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

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like

Anything anyone sends will be very gratefully received. I've done this thing for 2 years and it is really good fun. Actually I enjoy the present hunting as a santa as much as the receiving. It's the fun in taking part that is far more important than what present you get out of it. Having said that I've had some wonderful unusual gifts from other parts of the world.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Alba
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:15 AM

This is what the body of your post will look like:
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Righty O!!

1. what is your age range? between 46 and 48!

2. gender? Woman.

3. Do you have a favorite color? Greens and Blues..no pastels though

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
   Hard to say really. I like non fiction and fiction and have no particular favorite Author. I do however enjoy the work of Joan Barfoot and Peter Hoeg.

5. what Books have you really been wanting?
   The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and The Lovely Bones by
   Alice Sebold

6. what type of Music do you like? I like a very wide range of Music from Trad, Folk, Blues and World but I have trouble with Rap and Trance stuff.... It's an age thing I suppose:>)
   

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Tuvian Musicians, desperate to learn the art of Throat Singing but I doubt I ever will! and Mudcatters CD's of course:>)
   
8. What movies have you been wanting? This is a hard one. I have
   a love of World Cinema and Independent Film.

9. what is your t-shirt size? I like some Tshirts for relaxing at Home and XL would suit that purpose.
   
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Pentangles and Pottery and Candle holders!



11. what are some of your other Hobbies? Gardening and Calligraphy

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I only wear
    Silver. I have never liked Gold.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
    I truly enjoy things that come from someone's unique part of the Planet, something special, either made by them or unique to where they live. I like giving and receiving Gifts. So whatever comes my way. Ill be happy:>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:49 AM

1. what is your age range?

At 58 (59 in February), about 200 meters, max.

2. gender?

Male.

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Yes. Plaid.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

Hey, I'm a LIBRARIAN!! I read pret' near anything with print on it (English preferred, but French okay and I'm getting into Spanish again). History, esp. of the Bronze and early Iron Ages in Celtic countries.

5. what books have you really been wanting?

Dan Crutcher's "King of the Mild Frontier." Dana Stabenow's novel about the Coast Guard, but not after it's published....

6. what type of music do you like?

Folk. Bluegrass. Western (ie, real cowboy, not Nashville).

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

The companion recording to the book "Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing."

8. What movies have you been wanting?

Don't do many movies....

9. what is your t-shirt size?

2XL (US), unfortunately.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?

Obscure facts.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

Computers, trumpeting, folklore and folkways, travel, fencing, archery (without a bow with pulleys and cams!), riflery (esp. black powder), hysterical reenactment, 'Cat, fishin', walking around in the woods with a firearm for the purpose of taking game (and failing to do so), reading, leatherworking, woodworking, writing Great Big Lies for the enjoyment of others -- that's all that come to mind right now, but there are others.

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

Either, as long as it's solid gold or silver. Platinum's good too.
I don't have pierced ears. Or anything else, for that matter.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like

I dunno. I'm just your simple, ordinary, extremely complex sort of straight guy who likes rubies the size of hen's eggs and the occassional Quest. I do need a new sword, though, as I flung my last one into a lake when I got hurt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Peg
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:12 AM

1. what is your age range?
40 this month!

2. gender?
female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
greens, blues, rose/pink, grey

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I collect old occult books from the 1970s, esp. "coffee table" ones...I also enjoy interesting cookbooks and books on gardening, as well as all occult topics, and specifically British/Celtic folklore or archeology...I am a used book fanatic.


5. what books have you really been wanting?
I would love to get a complete set or any of the Sandman (Neil Gaiman) comics, used and beat up is fine...

6. what type of music do you like?
"Celtic", goth, traditional, ambient, some classical

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
the new Tull Christmas CD; anything by John Renbourne in his Renaissance dance phase; traditional Breton/Quebec music

8. What movies have you been wanting?
Waking Life; Me Without You

9. what is your t-shirt size?
medium, or X-large (either close fitting, or sleeping shirt size)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
anything with a wild boar on it, or a stuffed or sculpted wild boar...


11. what are some of your other hobbies?
calligraphy, gardening, camping, cooking

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
silver, but depends what it is

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I think half the fun of getting gifts is seeing how the giver makes his/her choices...I do not generally like it when families etc. announce exactly what they want so they know exactly what they'll get...that said, with people who have never met each other, knowing at least a few surefire gifts is helpful...

glad to be participating this year after a year off!

peg


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:30 AM

I am male, of an appropriate age to remember Lonnie Donegan and the Rolling Stones.
I like just about anything, and am particuarly interested in anything that reflects the locality where my Secret Santa lives, music,food, photos,history, whatever(unless they live in Hull. I would of course expect the price limit on presents to be observed in normal circumstances, but if my SS is an eccentric millionaire a nice Martin D28 would be good: or a small island somewhere not too hot or too cold(with at least one bar and a small hill to climb).


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