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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Parrot » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:56 am

I've assigned everybody to their gift givers. You should have all gotten your private messages by now with the details. Let me know if there are any questions.

A whole lot of you signed up this year. Looks like it's going to work out even better this time!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Montana_Zag » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:33 pm

I guess I should have posted this a few days ago...blame it on the turkey-induced drowsiness. :snicker:

Anyway, I love to read (a little too much maybe), so a book would be a great gift. Here are a few of my favorite subjects:

Middle East history/current affairs
Anything on the Founding Fathers
Barnes & Noble Classics
Military history/technology
Ancient Rome/Greece/Egypt/etc (introductory stuff; I don't know very much but I want to learn)

That's really it. I'm pretty flexible when it comes to books; I'll read just about anything.
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Flipowitz » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:38 am

Flipowitz wrote:
Kath wrote:
Flipowitz wrote:I know exactly what to get for you, Kath

A leather toy? :inlove:

I was going to get you that "lady..." whatever sword, but alas, I'm not your secret Santa! Maybe next year! If you're a good little girl, of course!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby XRe » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:34 am

My secret Santa kicked ass, sending me copies of The Road to Serfdom and Economics In One Lesson :)
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Kath » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:43 am

Flipowitz wrote:I was going to get you that "lady..." whatever sword, but alas, I'm not your secret Santa! Maybe next year! If you're a good little girl, of course!

Awwww, that's very sweet, but perhaps too generous!

Besides, I'm almost never a good girl. :twisted: I want to keep my husband!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby XRe » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:17 am

Its like the 12 Days of Christmas over here with my Secret Santa... Apparently, they picked up several books from my Amazon list, and Amazon's just trickling them in, one a day... :lol:

Now my wife is like "You can't read 'em yet. They have to go under the tree..." :hmph: Who asked her, anyway? :facepalm: :shakinghead:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Kath » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:52 am

XRe wrote:Now my wife is like "You can't read 'em yet. They have to go under the tree..." :hmph: Who asked her, anyway? :facepalm: :shakinghead:

Remember that day you got married?

That's when she got blanket "butt-in" permission for numerous things.

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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby DBTrek » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:52 pm

Ah-ha!

Little brown box on my front stoop when I checked in for lunch.
It says 'DBTrek' on it, and since that's not my name I'm gonna have to assume it's the secret santa gift.

Smell test reveals no traces of flames or feces.
So looks like I'll wait till the 25th to open it.
Hopefully it's not a pet hamster.

Either way, THANKS secret-santa peep!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Kath » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:54 pm

DBTrek wrote:Smell test reveals no traces of flames or feces.

I've never once in my life felt the need to check a package I received for traces of flames or feces.

But, either way, :congratssign:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby DBTrek » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:59 pm

Kath wrote:
DBTrek wrote:Smell test reveals no traces of flames or feces.

I've never once in my life felt the need to check a package I received for traces of flames or feces.

But, either way, :congratssign:
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Well, mebbe you just don't inspire the same strong emotions I bring out in people.
I've handled the turds, brah, it ain't fun.
You're all like . . . hmmmm . . . what's in this box?
Ah, a wad of tissue paper delicately wrapped around . . . OH DEAR GOD, NOT ANOTHER TURD.

And do they ever pack a receipt?
No.
You gotta return it in person.
Or bounce it off their windshield.
Come to think of it . . . maybe this is the wrong place for this kind of story.

Happy Holidays all!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby robroydude » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:00 pm

Got my secert santa already Imagecool stuff from Parrot.

A but of trivia for ya - The strawberry is the only fruit or vegetable that bears its seeds on the out side.


Anyway Merry Christmas
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And one for the boys
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Kath » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:12 pm

robroydude wrote:One for the girls, And one for the boys


And two for the bisexuals!

We're always double-dipping. :innocent:
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby Parrot » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:58 pm

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!
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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby robroydude » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:52 pm

robroydude wrote:And one for the boysImage.

Aww man! that was not naughty (well not real naughty any way :snicker: )


Well lets try this again.




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Re: The 2010 Dan Carlin Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Postby exposno1 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:10 pm

So, my Secret Santa got me a wonderful gift (and thoughtful of my particular geekiness :ugeek: ). . . a reproduction of an antique Dutch map of what's today greater NYC:

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot Riuier
(Manhattan lying on the North River [today known as the Hudson River])

Traditionally attributed to Joan Vinckeboons, a cartographer for the Dutch West India Company, this map of the New York City region is considered the earliest survey of Manhattan Island (called Eyland Manatus on the map). The locations of numerous Dutch plantations are shown, described by a legend of owner's names in the bottom right, and several place names appear that exist today, such as Staten Eylant (Staten Island) and Conyne Eylant (Coney Island).

Map Year: 1639
Mapmaker: Joan Vinckeboons


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Santa also sent me some cookies native to the (not so) North Pole.


Many thanks, Secret Santa! :goldstar:

& thanks again, Parrot! :)
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