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BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003

sian, west wales 06 Oct 03 - 11:34 AM
PageOfCups 06 Oct 03 - 04:06 PM
Pseudolus 06 Oct 03 - 04:23 PM
jaze 06 Oct 03 - 08:43 PM
Bassic 07 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM
Blackcatter 07 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM
mooman 07 Oct 03 - 12:07 PM
JenEllen 07 Oct 03 - 12:46 PM
Barb'ry 07 Oct 03 - 01:22 PM
alison 07 Oct 03 - 09:42 PM
nancyjo 07 Oct 03 - 11:51 PM
Mudlark 08 Oct 03 - 05:24 AM
artbrooks 08 Oct 03 - 08:28 AM
Snuffy 08 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM
MMario 08 Oct 03 - 09:58 AM
pixieofdoom 08 Oct 03 - 06:29 PM
GUEST,Helen's SS 08 Oct 03 - 06:36 PM
Nancy King 08 Oct 03 - 08:05 PM
Robin2 08 Oct 03 - 09:49 PM
Bardford 09 Oct 03 - 12:35 AM
curmudgeon 09 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM
Liz the Squeak 09 Oct 03 - 04:30 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: sian, west wales
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:34 AM

Hey, I just found the perfect presents, but I think they're just a tad outside the price range: the mer-made is only $10,000 and the shadow garden is a steal at $50,000.

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: PageOfCups
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 04:06 PM

1. what is your age range?
        44

2. gender?
        female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
        blues (especially dark) and purples (likewise)

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
        I'll read darn near anything, though I lean more toward non-fiction right now.   Irish history/culture, historical disasters, and biographies are my favorites. Books on the US Civil War are also good, especially offbeat topics like disguised female soldiers, ghosts/spooky stories, etc. Oh, and I'm studying American Sign Language with a view to becoming an interpreter, so anything on ASL or Deaf culture interests me.

5. what books have you really been wanting?
        "Triangle: the fire that changed America" by Von Drehle; the new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (can't hurt to ask, can it?); "Veronica Guerin" by O'Reilly.

6. what type of music do you like?
        Irish/Celtic, folk, you know - Mudcat stuff. I'm big on soundtracks, too.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
        Nothing more specific than the above, really. If my Secret Santa has a CD, that'd be great! (Be sure to autograph it for me!) Or one or more of the Mudcat CDs for that matter...

8. What movies have you been wanting?
        At this point, I'm a renter more than a purchaser. But silly as it sounds, I'd love a copy of "Finding Nemo."

9. what is your t-shirt size?
        2XL. One X just won't do it.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
        Books and CDs. If three of something equals a collection, then salt&pepper shakers (the sillier the better).

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
        Cross-stitch, decoupage, and writing. Supplies for any of them would be great.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
        Silver. All silver, all the time.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
        I'm not big on seasonal Christmas stuff - I either forget to unpack it and bring it out, or it never gets put away. Chocolate is always good. Handmade things are really cool, so don't feel like you have to fight the mall crowds for a prezzie. Something unique to your neck of the woods would be neat, too. (My current woods is San Diego, California.)


... and CapriUni's three questions:

1) Would you prefer a serious or silly gift, or a little bit of both?
        A bit of both. I have a wacky sense of humor if that helps. "Cute" is right out, though: no fluffy         bunnies or Precious Moments stuff, please. Gaakkk!!

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?
        How about this thread: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants

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?
        Geez, anything by Mark Twain. My current favorite is: "Supposing is good, but finding out is better." Fits with my being a librarian.

PoC


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Pseudolus
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 04:23 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm somewhere between 44 and 46!

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Not Really

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Prefer Comedies

5. what books have you really been wanting? Nothing I'm dying for but I think an excellent SS gift would be one of those pictoral books that "tell the story" of the area my secret santa lives.

6. what type of music do you like? If my SS happens to perform, some of HIS/HER music would be awesome!

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Don't collect movies

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? kids!!! There are twins on the way!!!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I play the guitar and drums in our Church's Contemporary Praise Band!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Gold? For $20-ish? Probably not!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like   (Copied from last year's!) I would like it if the gift I got told me a little bit about the person that sent it. That doesn't mean it has to be home made, but I like it to say a little something about him/her or about where they live (see the book section above). So, whatever Santa decides to send, I'd like it to be something that perhaps they themselves would have liked that they bought, made, stole and decided to share with me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: jaze
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:43 PM

1. age--rapidly approaching 50
2. gender--male
3. favorite color--deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
4. favorite type of book- I love Christmas stories-preferably older    ones.
5. What book I've been wanting--Positively 4th Street.
6.What type of music I like--traditional folk
7.What cd's I've been wanting---Mudcat cd's! I only have ROSE
8.What movies I've been wanting--Songcatcher! I love the soundtrack.
9. Do you collect anything?-- Nun knick-knacks
10.T-shirt size--small
11. Other hobbies--mostly reading
12. Silver or gold tone jewelry?--only wear watch and wedding    ring-both gold
Would be happy with anything you're thoughtful enough to send!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bassic
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM

Refresh, any more?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM

1. what is your age range?   37

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? yep royal purple

4. favorite authors/ type of book? non fiction - history (I'm an historian & am always interested in local histories)

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

6. what type of music do you like? anything but pop and country pop

7. what cds have you really been wanting? None in particular

8. What movies have you been wanting? none

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? dust, moss, books, candles

11. what are some of your other hobbies? don't have any - I turned my hobby into my profession

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? neither

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

Anything unique, artsy or interesting would be wonderful. I like stuff from different cultures (I live in Orlando, FL which is pretty mainstream U.S.) I like books about interesting history. I also sing Trad. Irish and play tin whistle (If you can find a quality low 'D' whistle for $20 go for it! - any be quality, I just mean something that plays pretty nicely.)

Thanks!

Blackcatter


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: mooman
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:07 PM

1. what is your age range? 51

2. gender? Male (last time I looked which was a long time ago)

3. Do you have a favorite color? Green, deep blue and maroon

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Philosophy

5. what books have you really been wanting? Anything challenging!

6. what type of music do you like? Eclectic! Folk, blues, jazz, soul, world music, rock. Not so keen on rap (unless a really good rap CD can convince me otherwise!)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Harder...as I have a huge collection!

8. What movies have you been wanting? Any good science fiction except The Matrix and Blade Runner which I already have.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL (if it's a small XXL then XXXL!)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Gadgets of any type!

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Instrument making/repairing. Also archery....but perhaps unacceptable to the postal service!

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Neither...I like the stone labradorite though.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Well I'm just a big easy old softy really....so anything will do!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JenEllen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:46 PM

Cut'n'paste from the last one 'cuz I'm lazy....*bg* (thanks CP for shouldering this again!)

Dear Santa:
I'm easy (don't let it get around). As far as Mudcat goes, I've been the delighted recipient of poems, songs and stories, a few books and a wonderful handmade bookmark, music, movies, a bottle of mexican liquor in the shape of a naked woman and the finest margarita mix on earth, and on one glorious occasion; a big box of rocks. The things themselves are precious enough, but the real joy is in the story of where they came from, and the person who sent them. That being said:
1. Age: 31
2. Gender: as girl as girl can be
3. Favorite color: dark blues and earth colours
4. Favorite books: poetry and non-fiction, in fiction: anything but sci-fi and romance.
5. Wanted books: oh, anything with a cover and pages...
6. Favorite music: Chanteys/OldTime/Bluegrass
7. Wanted cd's: nothing springs to mind, all is good
8. Wanted movies: none in particular, not much of a video person really
9. T-shirt size: Large
10. Collections: besides the mud on the floor and the cat hair on the sofa? ceramic bread bowls
11. Hobbies: art, reading/writing, cooking, hiking, gardening and watching the wildlife
12. Jewelry: if I wear any at all it is small and silver.
13. Other: for any of the English Santas, I can't say as I'd turn down tea...*g*

~J


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Barb'ry
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 01:22 PM

Ok, here's my bit

Age - 44
Gender - female
Colour - Blues and purples
Authors - sci-fantasy
Books I really want - can't think - something to get my teeth into
Favourite music - folk - traditional
CDs I want - traditional/ballads/chorus - anything...
T shirt size - xxl but shrinking!
Collections - pottery, jugs, Manchester United things
Hobbies - silversmithing, pottery, Manchester United, singing, playing concertina, avoiding housework
Gold/silver - silver,
other - Happy with anything as long as it's not fluffy/cutesy!

Love Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: alison
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 09:42 PM

. what is your age range? mid 30's

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Doesn't really matter although dark greens are good

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Amusing travel writers/ celtic type fantasy

5. what books have you really been wanting? A year in Provence- Peter Mayle, with pretty watercolour pics... can't find it anywhere,

6. what type of music do you like? All sorts, mainly celtic (not foster & Allen, Fureys type stuff though)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? surprise me

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Don't worry about this one…. The tapes won't play in Oz

9. what is your t-shirt size? large - I like to use them as jammies

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Cabin cruisers …. Hey its worth a try!! also pretty patterned sarongs which I use as wall hangings.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Music , dancing, camping

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 - doesn't really matter what you send me... the last 2 years I have been thrilled to bits with what I have received - I am happy just to be surprised.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: nancyjo
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:51 PM

1.what is your age range? Almost 53
2. gender? female
3. Do you have a favorite color? Purple; plum shades
4. favorite authors/ type of book? I love Dick Francis but I've read them all at least 3 times. I read a lot of mysteries. I like cookbooks.
5. what books have you really been wanting?
I'm a librarian and can get virtually any book I want, so I don't really need or want books. But I would love a "recommended reading list" from my Santa, especially mysteries or legal thrillers. A book you'd like me to read and then discuss with you would be great.
6. what type of music do you like? Old country and western, especially western. I love cowboy music. I am especially crazy about yodeling.
7. what cds have you really been wanting? none I can think of
8. What movies have you been wanting? None. I buy them for my library, so I can get what I want.
9. what is your t-shirt size? I don't wear t-shrits
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect buffalo – preferably wood, stone, or clay. NOT resin or anything modern looking. I like pictures of them, too – painting, drawings, etc.
11. what are some of your other hobbies? I make jewelry, mostly with vintage glass beads and wire work. I love to cook and bake. I live in Kansas and my favorite pastime is to drive around the state, especially to little towns, so I spend a lot of spare time in the car.
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? I like old glass beads. I also like 50's style costume. The metal tone doesn't matter.Funky is good.
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like: Most of my house is decorated in a cowboy theme, so something appropriate for the house would be great. The theme is WESTERN, as opposed to south-western (i.e. not hot peppers and coyotes). Pictures of Roy and Gene and Gabby are everywhere. I love watching Gunsmoke and Rawhide and Have Gun Will Travel, et al. I like western themed pictures for the walls. Again, nothing resin or too modern looking. Tacky(like a snowdome)is good , cute/sweet is a big NO. But all that aside, I would love something from the locale of my santa, and/or something that reflects them. Homemade presents are the absolute best! Again, recommended reading, viewing, or listening lists would be very welcome. And I love tasty morsels - something you really like to eat.
Allegies: I'm allergic to precious moments, paintings on velvet, opera and rap.
From CapriUni
1) Would you prefer a serious or silly gift, or a little bit of both? Either is fine.
2) Is there one post on Mudcat that you particularly like ... I like the threads that get silly- things like "vouchers for virgins" and "funny-butt" and "snow-flies". I love Mondegreens.
3) one of your favorites quotes... I have lots, but probably as high on the list as anything (and it is in Bartlett's) is Sir Edmund Burke: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Whatever you do, don't waste any angst. I'm easy to please and I'm sure I'll love whatever I get.

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Mudlark
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:24 AM

1. Age? Getting too old to care

2. Gender? F

3. Favorite color? Earthy, dusty blues, faded hot pink.

4. Favorite authors/ type of book? Contemporary fiction: Ann LaMott (have most of hers), Richard Russo, Michael Malone, Barbara Kingsolver; also informal, personal books on writing. No biographies or science fiction.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Ann LaMott's "Joe Jones"...long out of print and just reissued in paperback, Bill Bryson's latest (A Short History of Nearly Everything), or any of his books except In a Sunburned Country and Notes from a Small Island (I have those).      

6. what type of music do you like? Wide-ranging but picky. Just about any kind of purely acoustic guitar, classical guitar, blues, baroque chamber music. Folk, of course, and trad jazz, but again, picky.      

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Hmmm...would like to try a Way Backs album, also Sonny Rollins' Sax Collosus, Leona Boyd's The Spanish Album, Fred Hersch Trio, At the Close of the Day.

A note on books and CD's. Paperback and used books preferred, used CD's OK, in fact, a read or listen, and reaction to either, would be a nice part of the gift, as would a list of Santa's favorite books and music.   

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? None

9. what is your t-shirt size? Lg to X-lg

10. do you collect anything? I'm out of room.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?   Folksinging, gardening, dog wrangling

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   I've fussy pierced ears, so need silver or gold earwires, but aside from that silver. Like hoop/dangly earrings, and bangles.   

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

Negative hints: Not into cute or food or anything that takes up much wall or tabletop space...I'm maxed out.

I'm not big on material goods, so any little thing that my SS would covet or find interesting, I would probably like as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: artbrooks
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 08:28 AM

OK, here's mine...be gentle, Secret Santa



1. what is your age range? I be 57

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? Dark green, usually, but I seem to be branching out until red lately.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly SF, but I read it all at the bookstore as soon as it comes out.

5. what books have you really been wanting? See #4

6. what type of music do you like? The entire folky range...besides the Mudcat CDs, recent ones I've gotten have been Jean Richie and Kate Rushby.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? As many people have said, the best would be one from my SS.

8. What movies have you been wanting? No thanks...I only want two, and I think the daughters have worked that out between them.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL...XXL on a bad day.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Military miniatures (toy soldiers)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? nothing much

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver, but its the watch and ring for me, too.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. Surprise me, but no chotskes, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM

1. what is your age range? 57

2. gender? M

3. Do you have a favorite color? mostly blues.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? railways.

5. what books have you really been wanting? See #4

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional, unaccompanied, especially recordings of source singers. (oh, and parodies, comic and music-hall songs)

7. what cds have you really been wanting? see #6.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Who has time to watch 'em?.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL or bigger.

10. do you collect anything? no

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Morris dancing, Real Ale, Quizzes

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? No jewelry. I don't even have (or want) a watch.

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

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:58 AM

1. what is your age range? - working on half a century

2. gender? - male

3. Do you have a favorite color? teal

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Science Fiction

5. what books have you really been wanting? Greig-Duncan; Bronson; Child's Ballads

6. what type of music do you like? ecletic

7. what cds have you really been wanting? anything by the Minstrels of Mayhem, Anything by Molly and the Tinker

8. What movies have you been wanting? "once upon a matress"

9. what is your t-shirt size? xl or 2xl

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? gardening, cooking, knitting, crochet, acting, renaissance faires

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

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

I'm easily pleased


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 06:29 PM

1. what is your age range?
For the gift or me? I'm 22 next month
2. gender?
F

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Purple, black, dark red

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I'll read just about anything, though I'm not supposed to read Machiavelli anymore after the unfortunate annexing of small European countries incident

5. what books have you really been wanting?
Anything about herbal medicine or mythology/folklore but there really isn't a bad book choice

6. what type of music do you like?
Again, most anything though I prefer music with well written lyrics

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Nothing in particular

8. What movies have you been wanting?
erm........haven't actually worked out how to use the video player yet

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Small

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
herbs, essential oils, plants, small European countries

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
martial arts, making stuff, drinking and carousing

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, I'm allergic to gold

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I'd be happy with absolutely anything, I'm easily pleased! I'd especially appreciate anything that meant something to the sender or told me something about them


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Helen's SS
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 06:36 PM

Helooooooo Helennnnnnn . . .

Please give me some hints.

I'm too muddle-headed to figure it out on me own!

your secret santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 08:05 PM

Whee! I just got my santee's info from CatsPHiddle, and realized that person has not yet posted hints. I'll be watching for them! And then I realized I hadn't posted mine, either. So here goes:

1. what is your age range?    Old enough to know better. 61, actually.

2. gender?   F

3. Do you have a favorite color?   Love purple, dark green, earth tones other than orange.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Thrillers, historical fiction -- paperback only!

5. what books have you really been wanting? First few volumes in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series. I've listened to them on tape and now I want to read them! (I already have several of the later volumes in the series).

6. what type of music do you like? Folk, of course, especially anything with great harmony.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Um, nothing in particular on the list at the moment...

8. What movies have you been wanting? I'll pass on the movies, thanks.

9. what is your t-shirt size?   Think I'll pass on that, too.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Other than bills and dust bunnies, you mean? Not really...

11. what are some of your other hobbies?    Gardening, needlework, keeping my cabin in Maine in reasonable shape.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?   gold-tone, and I have pierced ears.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
Can't really come up with anything more -- I'll be pleased to receive whatever arrives!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Robin2
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:49 PM

Ok, here's my hints (a bit changed from last year)

1. what is your age range? 49 I think

2. gender? F

3. Do you have a favorite color? periwinkle

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
music books, historical fiction is fun, gardening books

5. what books have you really been wanting? "The Portland Collection"

6. what type of music do you like?
country blues, swing, celtic, oldtime, everything but opera or new country

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Mudcat CD's, anything by Roy Bookbinder, Darrell Scott, Guy Clark, or surprise me

8. What movies have you been wanting?
none

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Medium (I shrunk a bit from last year)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
wildflowers, cats, surgical scars

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
walking and hiking

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
don't care, but just got my ears pierced this past week!

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
I am a musician and puppeteer for my living, so just fun and silly pressies are cool something local from where you live is way cool!
No food please, my docs have me on strict "no taste good" diet. If you think I would like to try it cause it's yummy, then I know I can't have it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Bardford
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 12:35 AM

Being a lazy procrastinator, I've cut and pasted my info from last year, with some modifications.

1. what is your age range? Closer to fifty than thirty. Holy smokes! Looking at that in print certainly increases my mortality
awareness.But then again, I am also closer to 45 than 40, so now I feel better. Not.

2. gender? I'm a boy, but my mom won't admit it.

3. Do you have a favorite color? I like them all, in the right context.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Mostly everything,'cept SF/fantasy and Harlequin.

5. what books have you really been wanting? You know, whenever I see "A Timeless Way of Building" by Christopher Alexander et al,
or "A Pattern Language" by ditto, I want them. But,I never pay full price for books, and those are very pricey books. Also currently
looking for international folk song music for children. And fiddle tunes.

6. what type of music do you like? Mostly everything, 'cept folk and blues. Ha ha ho ho hee hee. Just kidding. Mostly everything, 'cept
the new big hat country stuff and top forty stuff; and some of the rap and techno/dance/old school/hiphop stuff eludes me.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? none, really.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wnting? none. Unless "3D Prison Girls" is still in print. But I'll wait till I get a DVD player for this one.

9. what is your t-shirt size? I like XL, cause they will shrink. Something in a bell bottom would work. Does Arrow have a reverse taper dress shirt?

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? I collect foggy memories and disappointments. The tatterered remnants of questionable life
choices hang from the cloak that is my life like, um, tattered remnants from a cloak.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I'm (STILL)learning the fiddle and guitar. Sometimes I rescue old snapshots from antique stores. Genealogy. Photography. Kayaking. Asking my cat who her favourite Scottish fiddler is - "Gow"

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Not much of a jewelry fella.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'm interested in
your locale/geography/landscape. Where is home? What makes it so? What distinguishes it? What is important? Historically significant?
What is there about the place that I will not find out on the internet? What would you write/sing/paint about if you were given a grant? What can be found where you live that would not be available where I live? If I sent you a disposable camera to use and send back to me, film unprocessed, what would you photograph? Got a local newspaper? Something wrapped in that would be fine. Except haddock, unless the haddock is Fed-exed.

Happy Christmas Santa,
Bardford


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: curmudgeon
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 08:24 AM

1. what is your age range? Three score plus.

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? No

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Regional cook books, obscure folk song anthologies.

5. what books have you really been wanting? They're all too expensive; but a photcopy of Alf Edwards' concertina tutor would be nice.

6. what type of music do you like? English/Scots trad songs.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular.

8. What movies have you been wanting? John Huston's "Moby Dick," the one with Gregory Peck and A.L. Lloyd; used.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XX

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Don't do jewelry.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like   Small tins/jars of local edibles and delicacies. My tastes are eclectic, but I absolutely DESPISE tripe, aspic, prunes, peaches and apricots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 04:30 PM

Well this is going to be fun... I've got an SS whom I know nothing about..... At last, I can offload that dreadfully rude mug and the out of date mint balls.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: SussexCarole
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 05:53 PM

Hi to my secret santa!!!

Age                50

Gender             Female

Favourite colour   Burgundy - (like vintage port & good red wine)

Books & Authors    Don't 'do' fiction of any sort or cookery books -
                   but local custom/history & music local to my
                   secret santa would be great

Films             No thanks - don't 'do' films - prefer real life

Music             Love it all

CDs                Secret santa recording

T Shirt size       34 - 26 - 38

Collections       I'll send round the hat ( enough for my
                   early retirement would be good)

Silver/gold       Metal's cold - I'd be happy with wood
                   (set with rubys & diamonds of course)
                  
Hobbies            Walking & enjoying the great outdoors,
                   campanology and music

Extras             Usually prefer memories to materialistic items
                   but would love something to keep & remind me of
                   my secret santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: bet
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM

I'm pretty easy. Surprises are nice.

I'm over 55 years

female and my favorite color is blue

I like to read historical fiction , especially relating to the west

I am a fan of most music (minus rap, hard rock)

t-shirt in large

I collect music boxes, pitchers, music books and instruments
(Kat will laugh at that.)

My hobbies are music, quilting,candle making,outdoor cooking,       hiking, camping and spoiling my grandson, (I'm soon tohave another one to spoil)

I like either gold or silver and I do have pierced ears. I'm not in to large ear rings though.

Hope this helps!   Like I said I just like suprises!!!! bet


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Amos
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 08:07 PM

RangerSteve:

To get ocarinas from arinas, just multiply by eight.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Helen
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 01:31 AM

1. what is your age range? 48

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? absolutely purple - any or all shades of purple, but other than that: shimmery colours, lots of colours e.g. rainbows, or anything in the purple-blue-magenta range - but not yellow.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Unfortunately for Secret Santas I tend to buy as many books as I can find by my
favourite authors (Margaret Atwood, Nevil Shute, Terry Pratchett etc) so there aren't many gaps left on the shelves
there. But I'm happy with second-hand/used books.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I've nearly got all of the Nevil Shute books now, so that doesn't help much.

6. what type of music do you like? Harp music written by Turlough O'Carolan, e.g. played by Derek Bell of the
Chieftains. Music is difficult because I like so many different types. Not really fond of Country & Western, though. I
love African music, Middle Eastern music, Gypsy music - anything with complex polyrhythms in percussion, even my
Leftfield CD's (techno percussion). All sorts of celtic stuff.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Anything featuring my Secret Santa would be lovely, or anything which my SS loves to listen to. The funny thing is that I don't like many harp CD's except Derek Bell and Sileas and/or The Poozies so that's not really a good option. I do want a Susanna Mildonian harp CD or the Flanders Recorder Quartet doing Vivaldi's Four Seasons (I'm serious!)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Australian video format is VHS/PAL and we have a DVD player but it would have to be playable on an Australian DVD player so maybe this is too hard.


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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? No, but some of my SS's own art or craft work would be fantastic or anything artistic, e.g. an art print by someone like Monet, or a t-shirt with an art print on it.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drawing/painting with pastels, watercolour pencils. Computer graphics,
digital art, etc Playing the harp (string-type harp)

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

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Col K
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 04:20 AM

Age 54 Male Blue/black are fave colors
No fave books or authors I read very little fiction
I like most types of music esp folk but not "tunes" as in a session
I do not own a video or dvd so they would be no good
tshirt xxl
other hobbies- vintage transport trains and buses especially, would be very interested if you were nonuk about your local/national systems
I wear very little jewelry but silver is prefered to gold
Despite the name I have nothing to do with the military Col is short for Colin
Hope the above helps but really taking partis what counts.
Have fun chosing for me
Colin


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 10:34 AM

oops, this has been sitting in drafts for a few days.
..........................................

1. what is your age range?
51& a half

2. gender?
female

3. Do you have a favorite color?
several - red, black, purple

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
I read a lot (I don't have a TV) - it's a wide selection as I love books - selected childrens fantasy, archaeology, social history, crafts, biography,

5. what books have you really been wanting?
I don't buy a lot of books (my bookcases are very full)

6. what type of music do you like?
traditional folk, shanties, singer/songwriters like my friend John Warner (mentioned on several threads)& similar folk who write with a solid traditional basis, liek the Tolpuddle cycle. I'm not into songs that describe the writer's sad life & loves, & recovery from life's wounds. I don't like wailing western stuff, nor do I like loud screaming modern pop stuff

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Laura Campbell (ex-Ian campbell Group), cos my CD shop couldn't get it!! Or yours/your friends or other great independent stuff I can't find in my local shop.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
never touch the stuff! I don't have a TV & never go to the movies

9. what is your t-shirt size?
I'm not a t-shirt wearer (except in winter when I wear black long-sleeved tees).

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
yes! lots of things - Teddies & bears, pictures of bears (teddies &
polar etc); occasional pieces of interesting vintage china; small
penguins; old interesting crafty stuff & impliments; small interesting
things - like old toys, old ornaments - from my local charity shop, or the el-cheapo shops.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
running a folk club; jigsaw puzzles of bears, or historical paintings, under 750 pieces (my table is too small for larger ones); crosswords; crafty stuff - a bit of knitting, embroidery, mohair bear making; photographing folk concerts & festivals; buying (& playing) more CDs than one human can use.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
I have far too much costume jewellery (& 3 small, real 18ct gold rings!) but I can always fit in another piece of costume jewellery if it has a bear on it.

13. please include anything else you feel is important
that would help your secret santa know what you would like.
I don't eat sugary stuff so choccies & such are out. Info about your
area is great (well, last year's Secret Santa, Giac, provided some great stuff about her area). Crafty things you have made.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 11:17 AM

Hello to my Secret Santa, whoever you are.

1. What is your age range?
I've been on the planet this time for 58 years.

2. Gender?
Grrrrrrrrl.

3. Do you have a favourite color?
Yes. Mostly it's different shades of purple. I also like deep greens and peachy colors. Silver and copper colors are nice, too. Not keen on pale wishy-washy colours.

4. Favourite authors/type of book?
Love Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams (but I have most of them) and their ilk. I like weird humour, books on Pagan subjects, and science fiction. Oh yes, and Leunig.

5. What books have you really been wanting? Nothing in particular springs to mind. I like surprises.

6. What type of music do you like?
Most folk music, music with unusual instruments in - hurdy gurdies, all sorts of pipes, uillean pipes, appalachian dulcimers etc, high energy Irish music, good harmony singing, good classical music when I am in the right mood, and some blues and trad jazz. Hate middle-of-the-road and country and western.

7. What CD's have you really been wanting?
Mostly I'd rather pick them myself, but I'd be interested in one of yours, if you are a musician, or one of the Mudcat CD's.

8. What movies have you been wanting?
My son tells me he's giving me a DVD player for Christmas, so there are a number of movies I wouldn't mind having on DVD (assuming they are compatible with DVD players in Oz). Some of my favourites are -

The TV series of The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy
A Mighty Wind (haven't seen it yet)
Almost anything with Peter Sellers, particularly The Pink Panther Strikes Back, The Party, and I Love You Alice B Toklas
Harold and Maude and other movies worthy of being on the Weird Movies thread.

9. What is your T shirt size?
I like 'em loose and wide. I'm somewhat vertically challenged but horizontally enhanced, so to speak. Cuddly. Yeah - that's what I like to call it!

10. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I like miniatures, windchimes and dangly things, things made of copper, brass or glass, essential oils, frig magnets (not too kitchy though), shells, unusual crystals and rocks, hand-made things - anything from your area would be great.

11. What are some of your other hobbies?
Tropical fish, gardening - particularly herbs, camping, pottering around markets, writing silly poems and limericks, trying new and interesting foods (hence my horizontally enhanced state) - that's all I can think of for now.

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
I lean somewhat towards silver - I have both - but what I like even more is a pink-gold or copper. Something with a mediaeval feel is interesting but I don't like really chunky jewelry - I prefer fine and delicate - dangly earrings are okay. I have pierced ears.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like.
I'm pretty easy to please. Anything that reflects you, your personality, your music, your interests, your lifestyle or where you live would be greatly valued. I especially like handmade stuff and old stuff. Oh, and old single-malt whisky (hic :-))

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 11:26 AM

6. Yes Sandra, I like John Warner too (grin!)

11. And what Sandra said - running a folk club (how could I forget?)

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Burke
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:03 PM

1. what is your age range? Menopausal

2. gender? See 1

3. Do you have a favorite color? purple, teal People tell me I look good in pure reds and kelly green.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy, especially fun stuff like Pratchett. No horror or vampires, please. Science Fiction. Hymnals Popular non-fiction especially new looks at past history. Books about where you live.

5. what books have you really been wanting? None in particular

6. what type of music do you like? Old time string bands, traditional from anywhere. I like my Folk traditional, but go beyond US & British Isles to Balkans, etc. Almost everyone who's been at Old Songs. I love the re-releases of the old '78s from Document & Yazoo, but only have a few.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Mudcat rainbow CD's (just because I haven't gotten around to it)

8. What movies have you been wanting? I'm not much of a movie person.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Christmas ornaments with geographical connections. Hymnals especially Shape note books.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I love to read.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Either. I have pierced ears. I've never been much on bracelets, but have one of Don Meixner's that I wear all the time.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. I'm a relatively new homeowner, I'm learning to play clawhammer banjo, I have 2 new kittens

I'd love to have something related to where you live or the music you do. I don't generally follow singer/songwriters, but if you are one I'd love to have your recording.

Negative – I can't stand coconut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 06:09 AM

Dear Santa,
    Here are the answers to the hint questions.

age:50

gender:male

favorite color: earth tones

favorite authors/books: I'll read anything I can get my hands on.I'm currently reading "Red Dog" by Louis de Bernieres. This is after finishing a graphic novel called "Kingdom Come" by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. My tastes are a tad on the eclectic side.

books wanted: see favorite authors/books

Favorite music: My musical tastes are nearly as eclectic as my reading preferences. The only sticking points are Fusion and Industrial Music ( not from an active dislike. I just don't understand them).

CD's wanted: The second volume in the George Gershwin Piano Roll series.

movies wanted: If you can lay your hands on a copy of either the ORIGINAL "We're No Angels" (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Rey, Leo G. Carrol, Basil Rathbone, and Peter Ustinov) or the British comedy "The Wrong Arm Of The Law" (Peter Sellers and Lionel Jefferies) you would certainly make my season bright.

t-shirt size: I always get large or extra large because they shrink down to my size after a couple of washings.

Collectables: I collect western string ties (bolos). I wear them on stage.

hobbies: none. I don't have time.

The closest that I get to wearing jewelry is the string ties.Most of the things that I do relate in some manner to the music.So, anything relating to world history (I'll read up on the history of any country. We're all in this together) would tie in to that.

Thanks for reading this far.

Happy Christmas. Merry New Year. Never trust a naked bus driver.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: running.hare
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 12:17 PM

1. what is your age range? Young enough to Get IDed at a pub. Old enough not to need fake ID.

2. gender? the Deadler (Ref: Kipling)

3. Do you have a favorite color? Blues purples and pinks are good.
Yellow based colourss not so good. exception: Primrose Yellow

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Fantasy. Girlyish. Adventure. Historical. Childrens lit.

5. what books have you really been wanting?

6. what type of music do you like?   Folk (doh) Swing, proper Jazz, Disco. Sily.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Surprise me

8. What movies have you been wanting?

9. what is your t-shirt size? 12

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Herb garden. Guides. Bell ringing. Pub haunting. Tree Climbing.

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

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

I'm considered mildly insane. my tight colection includes: Purple & black 'Twinkers' , pale pink fishnet, Purple patterned & plain brown. Am very jelouse of a friend who has a blue pair with embroidered butterlies on the ankles ish.
I have long hair.
Rings are a bad Idear as I tend to fiddle, unconsiosly take them off, & then lose them.
The best pressies are sometimes those little things that you cant quite justifie spending money on for your self, but realy make you smile.
The suspence is 4/5ths of the fun. A surprise pacage in preaty paper, what more can I ask...   Ohh & my birthday is a week before xmass eve so if your thinking sending a couple of little things 1 in non xmass rapping paper would be a bonus *big grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Nutty's SS
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 12:38 PM

ohhhhhh Nutty, where art though? Who Art though?   What would though hate to receive through thine letter box???????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: CET
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 01:39 PM

OK, here goes:

1. what is your age range? 46

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Red

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I like fantasy, but don't read that much because most of it is tripe. However, when something good comes along, I snap it up. Military history. True crime and trials, especially British. Thrillers and espionage.

5. what books have you really been wanting? Can't think of any right now.

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional folk, particularly if it has really outstanding singing. I have come to like opera lately, especially Italian, but I'm not really an aficionado yet. I particularly like Bryn Terfel and Kenneth McKellar. In folk music, I tend towards dramatic, moving, or spooky songs.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? That's hard to say, but something Welsh would be nice. Something with really good renditions of Border Ballads or Burns songs would also be pretty favourite.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Can't think of any right now.

9. what is your t-shirt size? XL

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? No.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? I like visiting Civil War battlefields (don't know if that qualifies as a hobby.) I also bake bread.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? The only jewelry I wear is cuff-links. I don't have a preference for gold or silver.

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

Chocolate is never unwelcome. Something distinctive from your part of the world would be great too.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Firecat
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 03:35 PM

1. what is your age range? I'm 19. I'll be 20 on January 5.

2. gender? I'm a girlie and proud of it! Heehee!

3. Do you have a favorite color? Midnight blue, black and silver.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? I like comedy books, scripts (film or TV), autobiographies, and teen books eg. Night World, Sweet Valley High, etc.

5. what books have you really been wanting? None really.

6. what type of music do you like? Pretty much anything and everything, with the exception of country and jazz. Particular favourites are pop, rap, R'n'B, rock, film music and show tunes.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? None really.

8. What movies have you been wanting? Sorry if I'm getting boring, but I can't think of any specific ones.

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

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Butterflies, crystals, blue things, owls, cats.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Acting, reading, Mudcatting, sketching, writing poetry. Stuff like that really. I'm not a sporty type.

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 allergic to nickel silver.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 07:53 PM

1. what is your age range?
I'm between 47 and 49

2. gender?
F

3. Do you have a favorite color?
Octarine. No, not really. I'm not terribly fond of stong primary colors or pink or purple.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Like a LOAD of others, I like science fiction and fantasy. I love Terry Pratchett, I love Charles DeLint and his 'urban mythology', but I probably have most of their books. Books from your part of the world might be nice, but books weigh a lot

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

6. what type of music do you like?
Traditional acapella (like the Watersons), sea shanties, work songs, singer/songwriters who write singable songs (Lightfoot, Bogle, Keelaghan), indiginous music, fusion music, and plenty of other stuff I can't think of now. NOTE: the examples are just examples.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?
Really good ones I don't know about.

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

9. what is your t-shirt size?
Large or humongous. I like them really baggy.

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Musical instruments. Right now my collection lacks a button accordion, a Larrivee guitar and a 5-string fiddle. I also like old music books.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
I bead: stick 'em on string or wire and wear 'em.

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
I usually prefer gold, but I like silver as well. I'm allergic to anything else except surgical steel, but that's only a problem with earrings.

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
The most fun thing about this 'Secret Santa' stuff is the element of surprise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Burke's SS Connection
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 10:41 PM

Oh me.

Burke doesn't like coconut and the tree's already in the mail. Whatever shall I do? Whatever shall I do?

Oh me.

Burke, I do hope that you'll like the tree. It's a tad tall, at eight meters, but it IS rather well formed. Please remember that it takes lots and lots of warmth and sunshine; you can figure out the hole size from the root ball.

Oh me.

We did get most of the insects off of it before shipping, but there might still be a few palmetto bugs.

Oh me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Micca
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 06:29 AM

1 .what is your age range? 58,
2 . gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color?
No, Friends say I can look scruffy in Anything, any colour! But Black is a fave. Cloaks are good too ( I have 3)

4. favorite authors/ type of book?
Poetry, some sci-fi, crime, ala Grafton, Evanovitch, Reichs, Cornwell, etc and stuff to help song-writing, rhyming dictionaries etc, Celtic mythology, books about Witchcraft and Druidic things

5. what books have you really been wanting?
See above. but something that means something to you would be fave!! I have all the Graftons so far and Cornwells

6. what type of music do you like?
Folk ,Classical, Opera, No Pop, I LOATHE Rap and most current pop. I like songs with real lyrics, that are not 32 repetitions of the same single line of teen angst. And I would LOVE some of your work if you are a singer/songwriter,
Dislike,"over arranged" music and current "pop" music.
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
CDs Of Mudcatters, I have some,I have the Blue Bottle and the Mudcat CDs set, The New Cara CD wold be Nice ( Hint Hint) and any good Unaccompanied singing

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting?
I am slowly making the transition to DVD, but have a largish collection of Foreign language films on VHS(PAL) and would be happy to add to this collection,(subtitles in English preferred rather than dubbed)

9. what is your t-shirt size?
XL. I like ones with local (to you) connections (I had a great one from Albuqurque last year, Many Thanks Artbrooks)

10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
Wine,(Like Burgundy in particular) Books, songs, figurines of Bears, Great Northern divers, Owls,

11. what are some of your other hobbies?
Singing., meeting Mudcatters, Folk Festivals, Tasting and Drinking wine,( I was secretary of the University Wine Society for 5 years) Food and cooking, Science, Pagan stuff, People watching

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
Silver, but only wear rings and stuff I already own.

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like,
I am a collection of contradictions, I am a professional scientist that believes in and practices magic, I love singing, but can't read music or play an instrument, I like to write Poetry and songs, and am learning a little, and very slowly, a bit about musical notation so I can at least write down what I hear in my head,
2.        I would be happy with local info, pix, and recipes , wine books, (pamphlet etc if you are in a wine-growing area about the local producers), and especially recordings of Mudcatters. or what you will....I Like surprises

14.Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.
I am Type II diabetic and allergic to Fish and ALL seafood, seaweed and their extracts, and ANYTHING containing Methyl amines( the stuff that makes fish smell like fish)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Burke
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 10:15 AM

Santa, You're not in Guam are you? I don't mind the tree, just so I don't have to eat the stuff that comes off of it. Come to think of it, as a tree, it's pretty pathetic. The winter here will kill it, so it looks like you may have wasted your money.

Santa, I really do appreciate the thought anyway.

BS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: rock chick
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 11:58 AM

1. what is your age range?

51 (BUT a very young 51 i have to add)

2. gender?

VERY Feminine

3. Do you have a favorite color?

Blue, greens, autumn colours but not bright colours.

4. favorite authors/ type of book?

Rhyming dictionary's, short stories,   - dont like murder stories

5. what books have you really been wanting?

None at the moment spring to mind

6. what type of music do you like?

Country, but not the modern stuff, folk.

7. what cds have you really been wanting?

have loads so none come to mind.

8. What movies have you been wanting?

Dont watch telly much

9. what is your t-shirt size?

UK 10 /12 medium.

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

started collecting muical instruments.

11. what are some of your other hobbies?

music, sailing, and maybe soon diving

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

without a doubt white gold or silver

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

It would be great to have somthing associated with you and where you live, i love humour, musical things. This is great fun, the antisipation is all part of it, have fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: GUEST,Burke's SS
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 01:09 PM

Burke,

I just learned that the crew of the ship mutinied and tossed your tree, and a lot of breadfruit trees, overboard.

I'll get you something else.

Sincerely yours,
No, I'm not on Guam.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 03:14 PM

1. what is your age range?   Well over 21

2. gender? Male

3. Do you have a favorite color? Terracotta

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Hobbit type stuff

5. what books have you really been wanting? Tristram Shandy

6. what type of music do you like? Portuguese Fado

7. what cds have you really been wanting?   Anything Stan Rogers or Marisa

8. What movies have you been wanting? None

9. what is your t-shirt size? XXL

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

11. what are some of your other hobbies? Fishing

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

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

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: vectis
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 07:22 PM

1. what is your age range?
50
2. gender?
F
3. Do you have a favorite color?
Blues and reds
4. favorite authors/ type of book?
music, songs, silly, cartoons
5. what books have you really been wanting?
Stan Hugill's songs of the 7 seas (hopeful ain't I?)
6. what type of music do you like?
Folk, old blues
7. what cds have you really been wanting?
none in particular. Compilations are always welcome
8. What movies have you been wanting?
none
9. what is your t-shirt size?
40 an I like 'em fairly baggy
10. do you collect anything? if so, what?
dragons and piano accordions
11. what are some of your other hobbies?
counted cross stitch. Travelling to far-flung exotic places (I wish)
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry?
either
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like
Small stuff which is personally crafted and/or useful is better than big and brash as my house has little space for knick knacks. SOmething meaningful to my SS and from their area would be lovely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: jaze
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 07:37 PM

Is this the land of the giants? Do you all wear really big t-shirts or am I just the smallest person around here? XXL would go all the way to my feet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 02:38 AM

Some gentle, subtle hinting for my secret santa please.... or anyone else likely to buy me a Christmas present.....

"Guide cats for the Blind" - Osmosys OSMO CD 020/21.

Gentle enough for you?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: nutty
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 04:07 PM

Don't panic Secret Santa ........ here are my vital statistics


1. nearing 60

2. female

3. prefer pastel shades but not pink

4. love poetry but not the usual stuff (old and obscure)

5. none really

6. folk music mainly traditional songs

7. tim laycock, mick ryan, bill whalley and dave fletcher,

8. rarely watch movies

9. at least xl .... I like them baggy to hide the bulges that keep appearing in the wrong places

10. owls (the pottery kind)

11. my dogs

12. gold ....the real thing (I'm allergic to the other kind)

13. My dogs are my other main interest ...I have two mongrel terriers

Anything is acceptable - I am very easily pleased ...... Just have fun chosing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 06:14 PM

These bloody mint balls are a bugger to wrap... Maybe I should have kept them in the tin and not tried to do them individually.....

Still waiting Santee!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 10:30 PM

Where is my Secret Santa? I've been a good girl and done my hints, and still no sign of him/her/it.

BBBBBBWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 04:36 PM

Oh bugger, I was looking at last years' list.... just like the bloody shopping list - I can always find last weeks, but never the one I walked out of the house with 30 mins previously.

Guess the mint balls can wait another 12 months.....

LTS


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