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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby XRe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:32 am

Parrot wrote:Hey Xre, thanks for the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver, I've been kind of wanting one of those but whenever I've looked before they've been sold out. I'm glad you managed to find one!


You're most welcome, sir... :D If y'all see any posts from Parrot that you just can't read, it's cause he's writing in UV ink! :altshock:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Parrot » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:00 am

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Parrot wrote:Hey Xre, thanks for the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver, I've been kind of wanting one of those but whenever I've looked before they've been sold out. I'm glad you managed to find one!


You're most welcome, sir... :D If y'all see any posts from Parrot that you just can't read, it's cause he's writing in UV ink! :altshock:


I'll bet that's exactly what The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver for in his spare time as well
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby robroydude » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:23 am

A bit of trivia for you, and ostrich brain is smaller that its eye, of course it's still bigger than a parrots. Image
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Harry K » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:26 pm

The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant.

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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby DBTrek » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:58 am

How do you all know who your secret Santa is?

Well . . . you all are way more clever than I am. I have no idea who mine was but they sent me two very AWESOME books and I want to give a big thanks to whomever it was.

The books are:
Emergence by Steven Johnson

and

Giants, Monsters and Dragons (an Encylopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth) by Carol Rose.

Two excellent choices that I'm looking foward to digging in to.
Thanks!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Parrot » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:24 pm

You're free to reveal yourself to your gift recipient once they've received their gifts, so if you haven't already then go ahead and do so.

I hope you all had a great Christmas!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby XRe » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:38 pm

DBTrek wrote:Thanks!
:D
:hugs:


Hold it - someone's hacked DBTrek's account... :altshock: This post is totally out of character for him... :lol:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Kath » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:22 am

DBTrek wrote:How do you all know who your secret Santa is?

My secret Santa also chose to remain anonymous.

My gift was waiting on my doorstep when we got home Christmas Eve. It is both thoughtful and appropriate for me. I'll enjoy it for years!

(not telling!)

So, thank you Secret Santa!

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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby robroydude » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:29 am

Kath wrote:It is both thoughtful and appropriate for me. I'll enjoy it for years!

Except for the occasional battery change of course :snicker:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby exposno1 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:46 am

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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Kath » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:26 am

robroydude wrote:Except for the occasional battery change of course :snicker:

My secret Santa wasn't THAT nice to me! :innocent:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Harry K » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:07 am

Kath wrote:
robroydude wrote:Except for the occasional battery change of course :snicker:

My secret Santa wasn't THAT nice to me! :innocent:


What was that old saying...

Never schuck another man's shell, if you know what I mean.

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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby BjornP » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:14 am

I got my Secret Santa gift with the mail today. :proud: Thank you RobRoyDude for the two boxes of Capn' Crunch and the three local newspapers. :goteam: Now I just got to get over a case of flu, because the last thing I can eat when sick is sweet stuff. I'm gonna put a blanket over the boxes of cereal till I'm well again, and then I'm gonna get all nostalgic. Just hoping it tastes as good as it did in 1990-93, or so.

And now that I got my gift, and especially considering I didn't have to guess who it was, and since the one I gave a SS gift seemed glad of it, I was the secret santa of DB. I tried searching for some kitchy lolcat-reference funny thing, but decided against because simply searching for kitchy presents made me want to kill myself..
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby DBTrek » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:36 pm

Ah, thanks dude!
Good choices all around.
The Emrgence book is fascinating, and the Giants, Monsters and Dragons Encyclopedia comes in handy when I'm scribbling my horror/sci-fi short stories and dreaming of the day I submit a few for publication.

Of course. . . if I become Emperor of North America I won't have time for such frivolous pursuits, but it's always good to have a back-up plan.

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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby BjornP » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:48 pm

You're welcome, DB. :) I picked out the monster encyclopedia based on a search of your posts where I tried finding out if you had any particular historical time period or subject you preferred. When I couldn't find anything, I just went with "something different". ;P As I write in Kath's thread about ants, I knew the Emergence book and remembered vaguely something about you working at a hospital with computers, and of course that you had a BA in history. Figured all that combined might make you interested in Emergence. Glad my keen deductive skills paid off. :wink:
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