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BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005

30 Sep 05 - 05:54 PM (#1572976)
Subject: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Someone's Silly Secret Santa

Ho Ho Ho

Nearly that time again

SSSS


30 Sep 05 - 06:53 PM (#1573001)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Someones Silly Secret Santa's Sidekick

Ho Ho Ho

Can't wait

SSSSS


30 Sep 05 - 09:05 PM (#1573059)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Someone's Silly Secret Santa's Sidekick's Sa

Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho

Well, I'm ready and waiting!

Bring it on!

SSSSS


30 Sep 05 - 09:06 PM (#1573061)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Someone's Silly Secret Santa's Sidekick's Sa

Oops, forgot an S

SSSSSS


02 Oct 05 - 03:19 PM (#1574202)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,An Impatient Santa

I'm waiting . . .

who will it be?

AIS


02 Oct 05 - 03:24 PM (#1574207)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

It's coming..... watch your PMs....

SECSY
LTS


02 Oct 05 - 03:30 PM (#1574210)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Liz, we don't deserve you! Thank you!


02 Oct 05 - 08:17 PM (#1574372)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Fantastic Santa

Well, then - let's get down to it. Your hints are good, but not perfect. You say that you love all things Indian. Would that be American Indian or East Indian? Stripy socks? How big? Distance from toe to heel and circumference of instep, please.


02 Oct 05 - 08:25 PM (#1574378)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

dear fantastic santa

it is indeed wonderful to hear from you. I always wondered if you were real, and now I know for sure. but, secret fantastic santa, your hints are not perfect. someone blunt, down to earth, quick to the point. hmmm. I wonder who you are?

today the skinks are sunning themselves in my garden, and i am going out there to join them.

thaaanks for your questions. Indian indian, thank you. stripy socks - for a female foot, not too big. fine stripes, not wide stripes, or any shade of purple!

best wishes

freda
ps i promise to try to be good.


02 Oct 05 - 08:45 PM (#1574388)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler's Surreptitious Smiley Secret S

Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth

by Pam Ayres

Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth,

And spotted the perils beneath

All the toffees I chewed,

And the sweet sticky food.

Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth.



I wish I'd been that much more willin'

When I had more tooth there than fillin'

To give up gobstoppers,

From respect to me choppers,

And to buy something else with me shillin'.



When I think of the lollies I licked

And the liquorice allsorts I picked,

Sherbet dabs, big and little,

All that hard peanut brittle,

My conscience gets horribly pricked.



My mother, she told me no end,

'If you got a tooth, you got a friend.'

I was young then, and careless,

My toothbrush was hairless,

I never had much time to spend.



Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,

I flashed it about late at night,

But up-and-down brushin'

And pokin' and fussin'

Didn't seem worth the time - I could bite!



If I'd known I was paving the way

To cavities, caps and decay,

The murder of fillin's,

Injections and drillin's,

I'd have thrown all me sherbet away.


02 Oct 05 - 10:18 PM (#1574431)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mrs. Duck's Secret Santa down to the water's

and still looking for hints. Nothing posted so far that I've found. If you want me to guess, I can do that. But hints are always helpful (so I can do something completely opposite and totally surprising!)


03 Oct 05 - 09:34 AM (#1574521)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler's SSS

heh heh heh..


03 Oct 05 - 10:32 AM (#1574570)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Maire-aine's Puzzled Santy

Well I know you like cats, I know you read about Irish history, and I know you don't use Wal-mart, but I need more facts, remember Dragnet? "The facts Ma'am just the facts"

You landsmen that live on land,
It's little do you know
What us poor seamen do endure
When stormy winds do blow;
On St. Patrick's Day we sailed away
In the Schooner Mary Ann,
We left New York, our native home,
Bound down for Newfoundland.


Get hinting mo chride!

Yours SS


03 Oct 05 - 02:37 PM (#1574796)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,bat godess' secret santa

HO HO HO
What will the elves find for a godess this Yule Tide ?
HO HO HO


03 Oct 05 - 03:52 PM (#1574866)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Hee hee hee... this is what I love about this....

LTS


03 Oct 05 - 04:06 PM (#1574883)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Art Brooks's SS

Hello Art! I'm heeeeeere!!!! Tell Mrs Brooks that her SS will be posting soon but says he can never get at the computer cos there's always someone else on it!
SS


03 Oct 05 - 04:44 PM (#1574910)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Huuuummmmm...Mudcat spouses (or is that spice?). Tig? MSBLynne?


03 Oct 05 - 05:17 PM (#1574932)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Secret Santa Elf homing in on RangerSteve


03 Oct 05 - 05:24 PM (#1574943)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Artbrook's SS

No...we are not spouses....


03 Oct 05 - 05:26 PM (#1574944)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Secret Santa Elf homing in on RangerSteve

I say old chap
Do you think you could stop ranging about and just stand still for a few minutes so I can get you in my sights - ah !! that's better

Is his SS anywhere near the sea ?
You've got to be bleedin' jokin' mate

(now as long as he's gonna be happy with a picture of the gasworks instead of a lighthouse maybe he and I will get along just fine)

plotting starts now buddy !


03 Oct 05 - 06:10 PM (#1574971)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bat Goddess

Greetings, Your Secretness!

I finally found the time to post my hints -- actually, they are very little edited from previous years, but now they're where you can readily find them.

Linn


03 Oct 05 - 06:23 PM (#1574978)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

LTS should I have had a PM? Still waiting for news.....

Sarah


03 Oct 05 - 06:46 PM (#1574998)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Edain

Sarah: don't worry, you;re not the only one :-)


03 Oct 05 - 06:55 PM (#1575011)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sorcha

:( I don't have a Santee yet.....


03 Oct 05 - 08:11 PM (#1575075)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: maire-aine

I am very impressed by my SS-- already started his/her research. Thanks for the shanty. For all the "Maryanne" songs out there, esp. that calypso "sifting sand" thing from the 50s, that's one I've never heard of.

Maryanne


03 Oct 05 - 09:53 PM (#1575134)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennyO

No Sarah, you aren't the only one. I was wondering the same thing too, but I guess we'll hear soon.


03 Oct 05 - 10:36 PM (#1575155)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Liz has to send each message out individually. It takes a while, and the Mudcat has been running slow off and on. Add to that, she had to make a road trip for a couple of days. So everyone, together now, "Anticipation is makin' me wait. . ."


03 Oct 05 - 10:45 PM (#1575161)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

I have my Secret Santee, and my Secret Santa has been heard from. So there....neener, neener, neener.


04 Oct 05 - 03:28 AM (#1575242)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Now now, children, play nicely. Santa has to go and check on the reindeer for hoof lurgi and antler rot, the other PMs will come but may be a couple of days.

Quit yer bitchin' and start yer stitchin'.

LTS


04 Oct 05 - 07:45 AM (#1575356)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Severn's silly secret santa

Almost half past October already better think about getting up and letting the reindeer out. Poor Rudolph's been crossing his legs since mid August and scratching at the door. I assume you don't need a pile of manure for the roses? OK well I'd better think of something better then - watch this space!


04 Oct 05 - 10:16 AM (#1575468)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sandra in Sydney

I have a santee who has posted interesting hints & I'm starting to plan & plot

sandra smiling secretively


04 Oct 05 - 11:17 AM (#1575520)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's Secret Santa

Coffee, tea, or neither?

Does it ever get cold where you live? I don't remember.


04 Oct 05 - 11:46 AM (#1575555)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennyO

Still no Santee or Santa :-(


04 Oct 05 - 04:15 PM (#1575780)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JenBrooks' SS

Hello JenBrooks.
This is your Secret Santa checking up to see whether you've been good this year.
Ho Ho Ho
JSS


04 Oct 05 - 05:53 PM (#1575881)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Dear JennBrooks'SS: no, and I am thankful for it.......


05 Oct 05 - 09:31 AM (#1576407)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Firecat

still waiting


05 Oct 05 - 09:40 AM (#1576412)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Amos

I wanna Santee! I wanna Santee!!


A


05 Oct 05 - 10:33 AM (#1576462)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

The secret santa secretary is at a family funeral in Dorset today. I am sure she will resume sending santee's out as soon as she returns. It takes a long time to send out all those PM's, I know, I did it 2 years running.

Liz you have done a great job again this year. Thank you.


05 Oct 05 - 10:34 AM (#1576464)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

I have one. . .


05 Oct 05 - 10:51 AM (#1576471)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennyO

This is the trip she was taking with her sister, wasn't it. I wonder how it's going? Oh to be a fly on the wall......


05 Oct 05 - 01:09 PM (#1576577)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Emma B

Amos - May I volunteer?

M xxx

looking forward to receiving this years Santee too!


05 Oct 05 - 03:12 PM (#1576663)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

I think a clone needs to find the correct home for that last post. It'll get lost in a Secret Santa thread.


05 Oct 05 - 03:28 PM (#1576669)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Clinton Hammond

Tick....

Tock....

Tick....

Tock....

*checks watch*

Tick....

Tock....

Tick....

Tock....

*whistles tunelessly*

Tick....

Tock....

Tick....

Tock....


05 Oct 05 - 03:33 PM (#1576677)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MMario

Clinton - she's on a trip I do believe.


05 Oct 05 - 03:34 PM (#1576678)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Clinton Hammond

Doesn't mean I can't watch the clock while she's gone....


05 Oct 05 - 04:57 PM (#1576727)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Severn

If Rudolph (your secrete-ive deer, long may he rein) brings the manure,that is to say, if it behooves him, I'd need some New Roses, dear Secret Sanity! Though, some say I have enough New Roses already.


Yer Santee, Severn

(Wait! Santee is some river in South Carolina-Severn is a river in Maryland! I need you to come to Maryland! ....Now I'm all confused......)


05 Oct 05 - 05:27 PM (#1576751)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: number 6

Jeeez Clinton ..... hope Santa brings you a new watch and clock ... battery operated ones that run quietly .... the noise from your old wind-up ones is driving me mad.

sIx


05 Oct 05 - 06:00 PM (#1576773)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Back from trip, car wheels covered in sh1t of some hoofed animal, one headlight covered in sh1t from the bat I hit and brain full of sh1t from dealing with my sister and a 300+ mile car journey.... thank the Deities for jetlag!

Santas/Santees have been allocated, the remaining PMs will be with you by the end of this week, all being well with the 'Cat and me not coming down with something after my aunt's horse nibbled my boobies.

SECSY
LTS


05 Oct 05 - 06:08 PM (#1576781)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Sounds like quite a trip!


05 Oct 05 - 06:52 PM (#1576809)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Elmer Fudd

Blues with a feeling, that's what I've got today;
I'm gonna get myself a Santee, if it takes all night and day!


06 Oct 05 - 10:31 AM (#1577020)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Clinton Hammond

"all being well with the 'Cat"

Email 'em directly?


06 Oct 05 - 10:39 AM (#1577035)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sandra in Sydney

hello, Santa

nah, I can't stand the smell or taste of coffee & altho I very occasonally drink herbal tea, I haven't had a cuppa for a coupla years. When I'm thirsty I want a drink, now, not when the kettle boils.

Where I am in Sydney (about half a km from the CBD & several hundred metres from the Harbour) it does not get cold. I usually wear summer clothes in winter with a medium weight jacket. Nights can get a bit chilly here & altho I don't need a heater, I do have a lovely 80% down quilt.

when were you in Sydney (she says casually)

sandra

I wonder why the google ads below are for socks! ya can get 30 different styles of toe socks, and have your pick of a great selection of Burlington socks.


06 Oct 05 - 10:41 AM (#1577040)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Crystal

The ads have changed to "music, Scottish" are they differenyt for everyone?


06 Oct 05 - 10:41 AM (#1577041)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tinker

"after my aunt's horse nibbled my boobies" There has to be a song challenge in there somewhere.... I mean there seems to be a next event just waiting to be told somehow...


tink


06 Oct 05 - 10:55 AM (#1577059)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Crystal

I was trying not to think about that! Horses have a horrible habit of nibbling bits! That is why most guys I know keep away from Shetland poinies ;)

Now the ads say "doing a Secret Santa?" and are offering a collection of toe socks.
What is the connection? Horse proof bras would be more appropriate surely.


06 Oct 05 - 11:47 AM (#1577123)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Amos

The Loyal and Enlightened Fraternal and Sororical Association of Temple Worshippers has issued a Bull disapproving of horse-proof brassieres, despite their sympathy with the predicament of boob-giftees confronted with horses.

There are two reasons for this. One is that most of the brotherhood also sympathizes with the predicament of the horse, which goes through life confronted with a wide inventory of these divine gifts which are carefully wrapped and sequestered, kept from view and denied all contact with the average horse. To be surrounded by such heavenly inspiration while denied all right to reach for same is shattering tot he inherent sensitivity of the worshipper, and many of the brotherhood believe they know how horses must feel. To undergo this deprivation and tantalization on a daily basis is more than any creature blessed with an aesthetic apprecization of Golden Curves should be forced to suffer.

Additionally, horse-proof brassieres are an impediment to knowledge and divine connection, a suppressor of inspired exploration, and have a chilling effect on the study of Expanded Braille.

A


06 Oct 05 - 12:19 PM (#1577166)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

OUCH! Bet you squeaked then, Liz. Of course it gave you the upper hand during the return trip. No matter what Sis whined about, you reminded her of your tenderized nipples, right?


06 Oct 05 - 01:33 PM (#1577253)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's Secret Santa

Why, I visit Sydney every year on Christmas Eve, of course. ;-)


06 Oct 05 - 02:57 PM (#1577318)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

It was a gentle nibble.... no squeaking necessary.... lovely soft mouth he has....

LTS


06 Oct 05 - 02:59 PM (#1577322)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,amergin

uhu oh....does Manitas have competition now?


06 Oct 05 - 06:05 PM (#1577502)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Joybell

If this develops any further, Liz, please have him get his teeth out. Put them in a glass of water when you meet.


06 Oct 05 - 06:57 PM (#1577543)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jennbrooks

Dear Secret Santa,

Thanks for asking--I've been as good as can be expected, considering the company i keep. Merry getting ready for the holidays!


07 Oct 05 - 07:02 AM (#1577839)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Nearly finished.. just got the last dozen to do but I've got a stiff neck and I'm going for lunch. Everyone will have at least the name of their Santee by tonight!

SECSY
LTS


07 Oct 05 - 07:08 AM (#1577846)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa

You havn't posted me any hints.
That is very naughty,
You'll be getting a lump of coal at this rate!
Ho Ho Ho


07 Oct 05 - 09:26 AM (#1577937)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Elmer Fudd's SS (in bluesy mode!)

Woke up this morning, I had a secret Santee
Yeah, said I woke up this morning, I had a secret Santee
Blues ain't gonna get you - Elmer Fudd, it's me!


07 Oct 05 - 11:38 AM (#1578019)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Crystal's Secret Santa type person.....

Okay ...

Clues given .... CHECK

Festivals attended .... CHECK

Reasonably thoughtful posting .... CHECK


No nonsence attitude .... CHECK

But will the girl play the game????

Santa's waiting,,,,, HOHOHO


07 Oct 05 - 11:45 AM (#1578028)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of Muddle C

Just to let you know I'm out here


07 Oct 05 - 12:58 PM (#1578104)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,moonglowhasasantadotcom

Pratchett was mentioned, I see - what can I find from Ankh-Morpork?

A sack of orang-utang droppings?

Probably not.


Unless you've been very bad . . .


07 Oct 05 - 01:40 PM (#1578141)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mrs Cobble's Secretive Santa

My Santee is Mrs Cobble,
Though it rhymes, her head don't Bobble,
But I hear that she might wobble when she tires.

I am sure twill be no trobble,
Finding gifts is not the probble,
But I've got to post them clear out to Yorkshire.

So to make sure there is no squabble,
And to make things equitabble,
I have found, I think, the very cheapest way.

On a horse that has a hobble,
Through construction zones and rubble,
But I'd better get it posted off today.


07 Oct 05 - 03:04 PM (#1578196)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JennyO's secret santa

Ho ho, Jenny O, hope your pressies wont turn to Ashes, hee hee.
Rounding the reindeer up this evening, ready for the long trip - hope you have industrial quantities of sherry and mince pies at the ready.
@ @
..
'-'


07 Oct 05 - 03:12 PM (#1578200)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,RobbieWilson's Secret Santa 009, licensed to

It's me, it's me, from over the sea!
Greetings unto thee, Robbie!
I will do my best
to be a pest
with holiday jive
that's hip and cool and definitely from
one crazy fool.

But bro',
ya gotta help me out.
Ya haven't left any hints as to what floats your boat.
A Leopardskin pillbox hat?
Some blue suede shoes?
The holly and the ivy?
Bald-headed Lena? Peggy Sue? Barbr'y Allen? The Maid of Coormore?

I'll keep checking the hints thread--otherwise, my choices will be at your own peril. But not to worry--we're gonna have a whole lotta fun.

Your hey-baba-reeba, hey-nonny-nonny Mudcat Santa


07 Oct 05 - 03:15 PM (#1578202)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tang the Orangutang

I very much resent the intimation that my droppings are a bad thing. They are very useful. They can be used to fertilise, they can be used to fling at nosy humans, they can be used to show your appreciation of your local politician, and they make great seasoner for your pies. I demand an apology at once!


07 Oct 05 - 03:27 PM (#1578206)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Forelorn Santa

Me, blunt and quick to the point?   And here I have been accused all my life of being a true rambling boy! However, although I am about as far north as you are south, I'm barely 2/3 as far west as you are east. Is it true that you write vampire stories in your other life? Bats and banjos, ideeed!!


07 Oct 05 - 03:30 PM (#1578210)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

hmmmm..... (scratches head and thinks..)


07 Oct 05 - 03:41 PM (#1578222)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Vladimir the Inhaler

He was a bat and a friend always
He stuck with me in the hard old days
He never cared if I had no blood
We rambled around in the rain and flood

And here's to you, my rambling bat
May all your rambling make you fat
Here's to you, my rambling bat
May all your rambling bring you fat

In London town we chanced to stray
We thought we'd try to work one day
The boss said he had room for one
Said my old bat we'd rather bum

And here's to you, my rambling bat
May all your rambling make you fat
Here's to you, my rambling bat
May all your rambling bring you fat

Late one night in a jungle camp
The weather it was cold and damp
He got the chills and he got 'em bad
They took the only bat I had

And here's to you, my rambling bat
May all your rambling make you fat
Here's to you, my rambling bat
May all your rambling bring you fat..


07 Oct 05 - 03:47 PM (#1578227)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Batty Santa

Scratching head, eh? Bats in the belfry? Koalas on the cranium?

Freda is a rapid thinker, and
Woe to those who try to sink'er.


07 Oct 05 - 04:05 PM (#1578237)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Elmer Fudd

Howdy to my Secret Santa:

I feeeeeel good
I knew that I would.
So good, so good, I got a-YOU!

Elmer (the hardest working shmoe in mudland)


07 Oct 05 - 04:12 PM (#1578245)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's very secretive Santa

So, Sarah-girl, you want a Santa?
Or, better still, a giant panda?
Now, do you think you might encounter
Another pressie from Down Under?
Well, Sarah dear, it's not to be
Although I travel over sea
To reach your chimney, and I may
Just tantalize you, day by day
I'll let my crappy rhymes unfurl
To keep you puzzled, my dear girl!


07 Oct 05 - 04:29 PM (#1578256)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

....Hmmmm a non Aussie/Kiwi poet with a panda fetish....could be interesting...I could develop a taste for bamboo shoots. Yaaaaaayyyyy I have a Santa!!!!!!!! I better start being good!


07 Oct 05 - 05:30 PM (#1578286)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Sectret Santa of My Guru Always Said

Hmm, still no helpful hints.

I can assume that the hints from last year are still relevant I suppose, but....it would be nice to have the up-to-date info.

I read the 2004 hints but I am getting confused because I kept thinking I was reading about myself. We have many things in common, according too your list.

Your impatient Secret Santa.

Ho, Ho, Ho-o-o-o-o!


07 Oct 05 - 05:48 PM (#1578299)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,My Guru's Last Year's Secret Santa's Housema

Well, she doesn't pay much attention to anything, but she's a very nice person anyway. Treat her gently...she's a frail thing, she is.


07 Oct 05 - 07:33 PM (#1578363)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Seriously Stumped Santa

Well, what to get you?

No toilet, so nothing to go on!

You'd better give me some clues!!


07 Oct 05 - 07:39 PM (#1578365)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsulls Very Secret Santa


07 Oct 05 - 07:44 PM (#1578373)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

err, hello Santa, should I hang up socks or stockings?
After shady lady's administrations at last weekends leicestershire gathering , perhaps it should be the latter.


07 Oct 05 - 07:47 PM (#1578375)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

testing testing 1, 2, 3


07 Oct 05 - 07:48 PM (#1578376)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

Oh joy, oh celebration. No holds barred here. The fun begins.


07 Oct 05 - 07:51 PM (#1578379)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's snowy benefactor

Ho, Ho, Ho
Ha, Ha Ha
He, He,He
har, har, har,, 'Rudolph' , get a bucket... stat!


07 Oct 05 - 08:01 PM (#1578393)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,moonglowhasasantadotcom

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I'll ignore the orang for now.

Apart from that,
I pick up traces of cat
And glasses of cider
Are always beside 'er

She hammers on strings
And doesn't wear rings
To avoid too much bother
I should talk to her mother

But will she keep Mum?

Ah, there's the rub

Manga? Isn't that a tropical fruit?

Oh well . . .


07 Oct 05 - 08:25 PM (#1578417)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Megan L's Hopefully Helpful Santa's Helpers

We're here, and we're trying to decipher Megan's handwriting on her wish list......what's that word now........oh yes.....whale!

Whale meet again......don't know where, don't know when.......!

Whale have to see what we can do, won't we.

Yours befuddingly,
Your Secret Santa's Helpers (hic)


08 Oct 05 - 02:31 AM (#1578624)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Breton Cap's Jolly Roly Poly Elf!


08 Oct 05 - 02:45 AM (#1578627)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Breton Cap's Jolly Roly Poly over-eager elf!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rummm! In my haste to send you this message, I pushed the button too early.........

*sings*

"Coulda been my eager fingers
But I think it was the wiiine"

So we have been doing a little research here, and we already have one thing in mind for your Super Secret Santa Package.

The reindeers will need a good service, cos they have a loooooong way to go (heh heh)


08 Oct 05 - 04:06 AM (#1578643)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CapriUni's poetic Santa

recycled? sounds like a chance to empty the closets of last year's unwanted stuff - we have lots of stuff for someone who is easily pleased.

Chrissymas is coming & the closets are loaded
With lots of strange stuff just waiting to be unloaded
On CapriUni and her cat
And her other cat


08 Oct 05 - 07:51 AM (#1578721)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Amos's proverbial ss

So Mr A are you being a good boy?
A rolling stone gathers no moss
A stone gathers no moss rolling
No rolling stone gathers amos

Just getting into poetical mode like those above before hitching up the reindeer!

ss


08 Oct 05 - 08:44 AM (#1578745)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Here I sit broken hearted
Now that secret santa's started
I have been good, I have by jiminey
I've hung my stocking by the chimney
Once years before I lived in hope
I'd even have welcomed soap on a rope
That christmas morn as the night departed
There was just a smell where a reindeer'd farted
So santa dear, though I'm old and fat
You surely can't do worse than that!!

Giok

C'mon fess up where's my santa???


08 Oct 05 - 09:11 AM (#1578756)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

I know where your Santa is...... bruauauahhahahahaaaaaaaa!!!

SECSY
LTS


08 Oct 05 - 09:26 AM (#1578762)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Evil wench!!
G☺


08 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM (#1578763)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Haiku

Friends and family
Rejoice! Secretive Santa
assigned. Where is mine?


08 Oct 05 - 10:57 AM (#1578820)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Giok's Penitent Secret Santa.

Can rhyme. Can't alliterate.

Dearest Giok,
Dry each tear
Procrastinating Santa's here!
Never too computer savvy,
Yet a helpful partner have I.
Showed your note to me just now,
And to answer showed me how!
This year, Santa will be kind,
Will not disappoint. Will mind.
Giving thought to cars (!?) and fishes (!?)
Hoping to fulfill your wishes.

Love,

Santa


08 Oct 05 - 10:59 AM (#1578821)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

'ello Santa!!!

I've been a good girl honest...well I haven't been arrested yet!!


08 Oct 05 - 11:05 AM (#1578824)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Pseudolous' very secret but gorgeous santa!

I am here and I am watching and waiting!! I'll need to check the hints and maybe I'll post some hints about me.

Oh....100?....


08 Oct 05 - 11:12 AM (#1578831)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennyO

Well it looks like my Santa has some sort of interest in the cricket - likes to rub salt in the proverbial wound I see.

As for the industrial quantities of sherry and mince pies - of course there are! This is me you're talking about here!

Ooh, this is such fun! More hints, Santa!


08 Oct 05 - 12:26 PM (#1578874)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,fire cat's most elusive elf

i see you do turkish
it's all greek today
and do you make music
on what do you play?

pop, rap, and show
sounds like a cereal
ah, romance and fantasy
they are so ethereal

i am on the look-out
for black, blue, silver, red,
may visions of sugar plums
dance in your sweet little head


08 Oct 05 - 01:09 PM (#1578907)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Krissie Kringle

Dearest Tumbleflump Chilly-Pie,

Joy, health, love, and peace be all here in this place
By your leave, I will sing concerning my King

My King is well dressed, in silks of the best
In ribbons so rare, no King can compare

I have traveled many miles, over hedges and stiles
In search of my King, unto you I will bring

Rare treats 'from away', I will search from this day
But you must give me a clue, else I'll bid thee adieu.

Your SS: KK


08 Oct 05 - 01:25 PM (#1578920)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Well after feeling very peeved
I am at last somewhat relieved
My Santa showed his/her hand today
Calloo callay oh frabjous day.

Giok ☺


08 Oct 05 - 02:55 PM (#1578986)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sussex Caroles' Wee Santa....

Hoo, I got your number girl! Gonna have fun with this one!


08 Oct 05 - 03:11 PM (#1578996)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: CapriUni

A venerable tradition in folk music, oh, Poetic One -- that of rhyming words with themselves.

Shall we be duelling poets, then? How 'bout this:

Chrissymas is coming, and the closets are loaded --
So full of "stuff," that they should've exploded.
What shall we do -- have you thought about that?
Let's dump it on Capri, and on her two cats!


08 Oct 05 - 09:45 PM (#1579107)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Emma B's Secret Santa

Emma B...... You're my santee. I hope you've been good!


08 Oct 05 - 09:48 PM (#1579111)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Limpet's Loopy Elf

Hello, Limpet!

Your mother has let me know that you've been as good as a kid can be expected to, so you can expect some pressies at year's end (or near enough). She told me you like cats and fairies. I've been trying to harness the cats to the sleigh. But they're having none of it (they do like playing with the harness bells, though).

And it gets cold here, in the winter, so all the fairies go into hibernation during holiday time (except for the Ice Queen -- but you would hate a visit from her). But my friend SPethan, the typo gremlin, has volunteered to help with your package. He's a distant cousin to some fairies (brownies, I think). Don't be surpised, though, if you get some Ookies instead of Cookies, or Hairy Fakes instead of Fairy Cakes...

Keep your fingers crossed!

L.L.E


08 Oct 05 - 10:10 PM (#1579124)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Amos

Dear SS:

I rarely do just what I should,
I often leap past expectations,
And break up dreams of "do be good"
With fiery phrase, or wild gyration.

Behaviour from a placid platen
And fixed ideas and old decrees
I leave to those who dumbly fatten
Upon the fast-food fat and grease
And those who cannot leave behind
The junk food tastes of lazy minds.

I'd rather burn a blaze to ashes
Knowing my burning was true, or just
Than coldly join those on their asses
Who watch their times return to dust.
This is my fate, my karma true
In this I am just as I should;
So if this meaning speaks to you,
I do assure you, I've been good.

Regards,

Amos


09 Oct 05 - 05:40 AM (#1579235)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Amos' rolling Santa

Yes Amos very erudite but there does seem to be a touch of blank verse in the above - or maybe it's my computer.

I'll write a poem, sweet and true
A secret santa just for you
Then I hit writer's block....oh poo!

Keep the karmic thoughts going
Santa


09 Oct 05 - 06:03 AM (#1579241)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfoxs SS

Hollow, Hellofox, Just checking in to let you know that out here in the Frozen North is a Secret Santa of your VERY own, plotting and gathering info, Bye for Now HSS


09 Oct 05 - 06:17 AM (#1579246)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave Earl

Thank you Jolly Roly Poly Elf.

Feed up the reindeer for the loooooooong journey.

Dave Earl


09 Oct 05 - 07:54 AM (#1579276)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tig's Santa Claws "Talon Scout"

Tig,


Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the threadlist.......


IT came....upon a midnight clear.....


You are now.....


within the reach of........


CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)

SO....How does THAT grab you?


......Now the usual powers could be used to see you when you're sleeping and know when you're awake and ascertain a deep and thorough knowledge of the full extent of your badness or goodness,
but since the almighty and powerful.....


CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)


...is really a moral, kind soul and true gentleperson at heart, you will be given yet another chance to provide the personal preference information so sadly lacking in both 2004's and 2005's hints threads, or would you REALLY want.....


CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (cue in spooky music)


....to have to "START FROM SCRATCH", as it were?


....Or is this some dastardly plot upon YOUR part to force your anonymous (as well as "trad." and "P.D.", and, I can't tell you WHO yet, "arr.and adapted by") benefactor to throw a veritable cornucopeia of varied presents up against your proverbial wall to see if anything sticks?


I will give you ONE LAST CHANCE to resort to the "Folk Process" and divulge your vital information here before....



CLAUS!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)


....will have to "take things 'into my own hands' and do some 'Christmas Stalking' and 'filling in' on my own, relying on other and possibly less reputable sources."


Please try to comply with the stated wishes, hopefully before Halloween, (as Thanksgiving themes are SO much harder to do)......


....and remember that you are NOW.... within the grasp of......



CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)



....So, watch out, don't cry, and above all......


LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY!


09 Oct 05 - 11:04 AM (#1579393)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tig

I was leaving my hints until after next Saturday when my age changes.

And you can't scare me that easily since some of my fiends are Goths and t'Witches :-P

Little has changed since 2003 but I'll be good and put a new list up soon - though any 'anything' pressie could be fun.

Lots of love and hugs
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


09 Oct 05 - 11:09 AM (#1579398)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Rapparee

I have read through all the postings, both here and elsewhere, and find that, alas and alack!, I lack an SS. Ah, well, I shall concentrate upon my own Santee, and give him or her gifts far too precious to enumerate.

But wait! Perhaps my SS doesn't read or hasn't been told yet or is simply keeping me in suspense!

Caloo! Calay!


09 Oct 05 - 01:51 PM (#1579508)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

Boohoo!!!! No Secret Santa for me yet!!!!

Love Lynne


09 Oct 05 - 02:04 PM (#1579512)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,A Veteran Clandestine Claus

Here's free advice. You can take it or leave it.

If your Santee is stingy with clues, but you want to be generous with gifts, anyway:

Click on the blickie of his or her name, and it will pull up an archive of everything they've ever posted here. Read a few entries, and that should give you a good idea about the kind of person you're dealing with. That's what I did, with my very first Santee...


09 Oct 05 - 02:58 PM (#1579551)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CLLR's SS

Clues already and a gift picked up yesterday.


09 Oct 05 - 03:03 PM (#1579556)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

AAh, Rapaire, never fear,

Your Santa will very soon appear....

Remember, I know where all (except one of you) live.......

SECSY
LTS


09 Oct 05 - 03:29 PM (#1579574)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Rapparee

Hot damn!

Will there be a puff of vile-smelling, sulphurous smoke, a flash of light, and a hearty "Heigh-Ho, Silver!"? Will my SS leap into the air shouting, "Up, up, and away!"?

Inquiring minds want to know.


09 Oct 05 - 05:20 PM (#1579627)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Mrs Cobble

Hello to my secretive santa nice to hear from you.

I have a request. Please ask Rudolph to teach the horse with the hobble to fly it could be a long walk to Yorkshire.
Just taking care of the critters you understand.


09 Oct 05 - 05:38 PM (#1579634)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,My Guru Always Said's SS

Well, I suppose I should just accept that last year's hints are still okay.

If, as her Last Year's Secret Santa's Housemate said, she's a frail thing, then I should treat her gently. Maybe I can send her some pink fluffy Dougals, and some nice porridge, and other comfort items to help her to feel warm & cosy?


09 Oct 05 - 06:19 PM (#1579657)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's SS

But, Sarah, sure you've understood
Bamboo is good for more than food?
That FLUTES with cane they make so fine
I'll place them here for you, in line:
Zampoña, Quena, Dizi, Pan
Are fine flutes fit for any man
But also in the hands of girls
I've heard their joyous toots and twirls
So leave the fresh shoots to the panda
Take this advice from sage old Santa


09 Oct 05 - 06:33 PM (#1579680)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

VERY secret, indeed.


09 Oct 05 - 06:56 PM (#1579718)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: RobbieWilson

Hello SS009. I an still alive and will post some stuff in the next couple of days. Like the rhyming by the way


09 Oct 05 - 07:19 PM (#1579732)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,RobbieWilson's SS 009, licensed to gift

He lives! He breathes! My heart soars on wings of delight! Robbie my lad, O my splendid Santee! Your wish shall be my life's purpose. And I might even send it to you.

There are a few little missives already winging their way in your direction.

I await your precious communiques with the eagerness of a weary pilgrim for a glimpse of the promised land.

Cloaked in prose of purple,

Your Secret Santa


10 Oct 05 - 01:08 AM (#1579866)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Blackcatter

I've finally left my hints on the other thread, my dear Sercret Santa!


10 Oct 05 - 01:28 AM (#1579870)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Charmions Charming Champion of Christmas

Do not fear, O little one,
I am here to start the fun.
For even though I'm very small
I've got a message for you all
Be nice and drop me lots of hints
Or you could end up with a bag of coal and some nuts and a dead mouse and a jar of pickles and a smelly sock.

CCCoC


10 Oct 05 - 05:13 AM (#1579929)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Crystal

Depends what game you are talking about Santa ;-)

I'm not a fan of football!


10 Oct 05 - 06:15 AM (#1579959)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jenny O's simply stunning santa

Still ploughing through your list, o santee.. Although we've never met, voices lilting from over the Welsh hills have told me tales of you that have made my hair curl... ho ho ho


10 Oct 05 - 06:22 AM (#1579961)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of Muddle C

socks or stockings will do..............must admit having a problem finding "Terminator meets Lord of the rings...." what about King Kong meets Harry Potter?!?

Be good now


10 Oct 05 - 07:28 AM (#1579990)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

well, there's always the Godzilla version of 'The Sound of Music',
but you think you've got problems, how do you package 500feet of red licqorice for my santee?!
-dam , that's blown it.....


10 Oct 05 - 09:04 AM (#1580033)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

Now being in the educational world I think we need to do some analytical decontruction of this latest masterpiece Santa just to illustrate how hard working and diligent I am being and so you are aware of how seriously I am taking this "being good" concept! So here goes

But, Sarah, sure you've understood
(the use of the word "sure" in this context implies an overseas connection )

Bamboo is good for more than food?
(the author likes to play with his/her food)

That FLUTES with cane they make so fine
(has obviously conducted an in depth study of the sonic potential of different type of material when considering wind instrument production Footnote: "fine" here may be used as comparison to plastic drainpipes)

I'll place them here for you, in line:
Zampoña, Quena, Dizi, Pan
(Demonstrates a superior knowledge of the variety of instrument the narrative concentrates upon)

Are fine flutes fit for any man
But also in the hands of girls
(An interesting couplet this would imply a non-sexist approach to the myth of St Nicholas)

I've heard their joyous toots and twirls
(obviously hasn't heard me play then!!!!)

So leave the fresh shoots to the panda
(would appear that the author is not actually ursuline as perhaps indicated in earlier works but professes intimate knowledge of the habits of the said species).

Take this advice from sage old Santa
(oh I WILL, I WILL HONEST!!!!!!!!)

Still intrigued!

Sarah


10 Oct 05 - 09:44 AM (#1580061)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: number 6

I haven't the slightest clue as to what's going on here.

sIx


10 Oct 05 - 10:50 AM (#1580108)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Barb'ry's very secretive Santa......

Hello there Barb'ry!!!! I'm delighted to be your secret Santa....I checked over your hints and had a meeting with the elves and we are in the process of getting together the most wonderous of packages!!!! And hopefully, there'll be something nice in it as well!!!! Be Good!!!! I'm watching..................

SS


10 Oct 05 - 12:01 PM (#1580183)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of Muddle C

what about Predator and the care bear movie...............I'll get me coat


10 Oct 05 - 12:05 PM (#1580186)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Pseudolus

I got a Santa, a gorgeous one at that!! Life is good....

Frank


10 Oct 05 - 12:27 PM (#1580202)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsulls Santa

Ho Ho Ho

Watch out for my elves Sinsull, they may be closer than you think


10 Oct 05 - 01:15 PM (#1580244)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's slightly worried Secret Santa

Hmmmmmmm

You want me to send you things suitable for rituals? And expect me to chance the Union of Elves carrying pebbles too heavy for them?? This does not look good.

What are your favourite minerals? Do you prefer orangeade, cherryade or limeade? I might even be able to stretch to Ginger Beer!

What will happen to me if I fail to deliver to your satisfaction??? Rituals can be used for many things! Please assure me that you are not intending turning ME into history.


10 Oct 05 - 01:25 PM (#1580257)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Seaking

I don't have a Santa yet, gorgeous or otherwise.


10 Oct 05 - 01:54 PM (#1580285)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,ShadyLady's Feline Secret Santa

meow? meeeeow myoooooow meew! *purr*

Translated:

I have my santee,
But information I lack.
Send some hints quickly!


10 Oct 05 - 02:27 PM (#1580309)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Snuffy's Chuffy(ed) Santa - well I AM!

Quite chuffed as a matter of fact knowing you are my Santee! Now, get to posting yer likes and wants and wildest dreams, eh? I've got the slaves er...elves ready and waiting!


10 Oct 05 - 02:32 PM (#1580318)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Pseudolus' gorgeous santa of secret prezzies

I am going on a trip, it maybe a short trip or it maybe a long trip but my elves, fairies and pixies will be keeping a close eye on you to make sure you are being a good boy! If I want to check up on what is going on I will gaze into my crystal ball....

Now I need to check the hints thread......


10 Oct 05 - 05:57 PM (#1580505)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Barb'ry

Yipee - I got a Santa.
ps - I'm always good ;-)


10 Oct 05 - 06:20 PM (#1580517)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Partridge's SS

I've flushed you out you little secretive bird you! Been on a brief tour of postings past. Interesting hints. That should be fun. Something that smells of purple, orange and silver. I think we'll get along fine. I'll hitch up the alternative team to the sleigh. Silver Unicorns. Just for you. Happiness from Your-very-own-secret-Santa.


10 Oct 05 - 06:33 PM (#1580528)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

My Own Dear Santa, I'm so worried that my absence has led you to take drastic action. Hmmm, pink fluffy Dougals eh? I recall sending some Pink to my Santee last year, but own none of my own Thank Goodness!

My hints are now ready, updated & awaiting your pleasure, I'm in your very tasteful hands. Please accept my humble apologies for my delay, I've been rather distracted by doing my first festival gig last weekend but feel much calmer now...


10 Oct 05 - 06:50 PM (#1580541)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Emma B

Have I been good?

well...my dictionary defines good as......
Having desirable qualities, praise-worthy, meritorious, helpful, morally excellent, pious, holy, well behaved, skilful, efficient, in sound condition, healthy, enjoyable, capable and ample

I'm pleased to inform you I have been very ample!


10 Oct 05 - 11:25 PM (#1580691)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennyO

voices lilting from over the Welsh hills

Simply Stunning Santa, does this mean you are in Wales, or that your informant is? Has somebody been telling tales in Wales? Whatever he/she has been telling you, I deny it all - um - well, most of it anyway.

Jenny (being as good as I can be ;-))


10 Oct 05 - 11:46 PM (#1580703)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Blackcatter

Never worry secret Santa

1) I only do rituals for good purposes.

2) I'll never know if what you send me is what makes the spell fail or not.

Stones are conduits for energy and whatever you would send would be gratefully received and used for whatever they tell me they'd like to be used. If you wish to send me stones, they can be tiny (i.e. diamonds, rubys, emeralds). Rounded river stones and stones ith holes worn in them (holey stones) would be nice as well.

Or you can send me a cool t-shirt. Your call.


11 Oct 05 - 04:10 AM (#1580770)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Partridge

Oooohhhhhhh Santa !! I promise to be good, very very good. Silver unicorns and happiness!

much happiness and love to you santa

Pat xxxx


11 Oct 05 - 05:37 AM (#1580803)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Art Brooks' Secret Santa

Ok Art, I've read your hints list...can you give me any other ideas?

SS
XX


11 Oct 05 - 06:23 AM (#1580821)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

Dear Secret Santa,
Predator and the Care Bears, yes, could work, but for a real block-buster..... Predator meets the Teletubbies........ me like!!

It's time that they got what's coming to them....


11 Oct 05 - 07:41 AM (#1580850)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Are you sure Predator would win MC?


11 Oct 05 - 07:55 AM (#1580857)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

well, I am worried that if the teletubbies did win, it might cause a down turn in extraterrestial foreign relations and that the Predator home planet might not want to advertise 10 Downing St as a good holiday destination for next year...

I hear that tinky-winky has a sub-atomic particle accelerator in his handbag...
maybe Sigournay Weaver could bring her friends out to help
..the evil empire of the teletubbies must be stopped!!!


11 Oct 05 - 08:00 AM (#1580865)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Well, they scare me anyway!


11 Oct 05 - 08:18 AM (#1580879)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tinkers ever so secret Santa

Your secret present is nearly ready for transmissision to Elves and Reindeer.

Should arrive in plenty of time for Christmas.

Ho Ho Ho


11 Oct 05 - 08:23 AM (#1580883)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Chanty Rangers very very Secret Santa

I am not a registered Catter so someone is doing this for me.

Present will be sent soon.


11 Oct 05 - 08:25 AM (#1580884)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's snowy benefactor

Ho, Ho Ho, sorry about that, just got to the bucket in time, Rudolph shouldn't really eat those kebabs.

Well, looking at my old lists, you already seem to have monogrammed beaver slippers, tyre-lites for your snow-mobile and orange laces for your snow shoes.........
-we're rather overstocked on errr... let's see now... well, My little pony gift sets, Barbie and err,... something called Tellytubbies

-They could be recycled as slippers, oven mits or used as fuel in those long Alaskan winters,

If they repel 'Predators' they just might keep them pesky biting 'skeeters' at bay.....
let me know..
bye-bye from Lapland
Santa


11 Oct 05 - 09:39 AM (#1580939)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,katlaughing's SS

Your Secret Santa has been sitting in solemn silence - not a guffaw or even a giggle from you.........but your "hints" have finally arrived and all the little helpers can come off their tea-break at last

I'm off to have a word with Quaint Irene to see if she can suggest something "arty"
...........watch this space


11 Oct 05 - 11:47 AM (#1581016)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tinker

Santa does it need to go out this quickly... do I get any clues ???? My curiosity is roused... are those transatlantic eleves aiding the reindeer ??? You're really quick.


11 Oct 05 - 12:02 PM (#1581032)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tinkers ever so secret Santa

Well the UK elf service need to tel Santa how long reindeer take to cross the water but the present is nearly ready to go and will be sent so as to arrive in time for Christmas.

Clue = You will be finding out about my part of Mudcatland.


11 Oct 05 - 02:43 PM (#1581152)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,bat goddess' secret santa's head elf

well its all go here- with your bat goddessness' secret santa giving out impossible orders "get this get that, see if you can find the other'. There's only so much a wee elf can do, but for you your goddessness I hope to find some nice prezzies. Oh santa asked if you are being good!

Head Elf


11 Oct 05 - 04:26 PM (#1581250)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

Oh, no pink fluffy Dougals! I was getting attached to that idea. How to annoy a purple person: threaten to buy her some pink fluffy Dougals!

Well, my ploy worked. Thanks for the updated hints. Now I can start looking for the perfect (pink fluffy) presents.

Or a box of used newspapers?

Your Secret Santa


11 Oct 05 - 04:45 PM (#1581264)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

Oh Saaaaaaaaaaaantaaaaaaa!!! Where aaaaaare yooooooooooooou??????


11 Oct 05 - 04:51 PM (#1581271)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: bfdk

Lynne, let's form a support group and cry on each other's shoulder ;-))


11 Oct 05 - 05:09 PM (#1581286)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Well...my Santa checks in, says he/she doesn't like my hints and then departs...with nary a hint for ME! Well, lets see....I don't much like candy, I wear t-shirts as long as they don't have manufacturer's advertising on them, I have a distinguished-looking beard and rather too much middle....


11 Oct 05 - 05:11 PM (#1581289)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tang the Orangutang

First I get my feces insulted, then I get ignored when I raised a stink. There is no justice at all in this world. I am very offended and hurt.


11 Oct 05 - 05:15 PM (#1581296)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Can I join the support group Pllleeeeasssse!


11 Oct 05 - 05:44 PM (#1581318)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Joybell

Santa? Santa? Santa? Just wondering. Joy


11 Oct 05 - 05:54 PM (#1581325)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Charmions Charming Champion of Christmas

Looks like you're going to get the bag of coal and some nuts and a dead mouse and a jar of pickles and a smelly sock....

Here's a hint....

DROP ME A HINT!!!

CCCC


11 Oct 05 - 06:16 PM (#1581336)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Moonglow'sdisconsolatesantadotcom

You and me both, Tang. Here I am, trying to establish repartee with my santee, risking the wrath of primates and other churchmen, and what response do I get? Nothing. I'll tell her mum. She'll be in for the second hand coal at this rate. And the orang utang droppings.

Moonglow, where are you?


11 Oct 05 - 06:32 PM (#1581350)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

Gettin' a li'l worried here. Santa Baby, where are ya' ? I've been good, honest. (Largely due to a lack of any serious temptation, but that's neither here nor there.)

Luv ya,
siân


11 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM (#1581374)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

It's them teletubbies, they're to blame .. I warned you... they're intercepting santa's signals with their corkscrews....the voices tell me so it must be true.
--we're doomed Mr.Mainwaring...... DOOMED I tell ye!


11 Oct 05 - 09:13 PM (#1581455)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: moonglow

Oh, I'm here! I'll pass on the orang droppings, though I wouldn't mind showing Bush a little appreciation... ;-)

I'm sorry, Tang. Here, have a banana.


11 Oct 05 - 10:39 PM (#1581500)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Such charming teases and poems and hints. . . for other Mudcatters! I need to take a seat in that next support group meeting of yours, Lynne and Jacqui.

SRS


12 Oct 05 - 03:06 PM (#1581607)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Stupendous Stilly's Secret Santa Silently Sn

Hey, you gettin' worried Stilly? Not much gets past this Santa, it's my career y'know.... Not a virgin Santa anymore!


12 Oct 05 - 03:22 PM (#1581622)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Shy and Retiring One's Secret Santa

OK, so I got the job this year! Your card is firmly marked LtS!

What exactly can I get a person who, by his own definition, is already the greatest living performer in the world and who knows everything there is to know about everything?

I guess I'll have to go for the unexpected!

So go on then bigshot! Guess me...!

Clinton Hammond's Undaunted Secret Santa


12 Oct 05 - 03:27 PM (#1581627)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Alaska Mike

Dear Santa, thanks for wanting to know what I would like for Christmas. If you would simply pick me up in your sleigh and drop me off in England again I would be quite satisfied. Commercial airfare is too expensive for me to go back anytime soon, so thanks in advance for the travel assist.

Mike

PS: I have been good, I promise.


12 Oct 05 - 03:45 PM (#1581638)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Yeee Haw!


12 Oct 05 - 05:28 PM (#1581722)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Silly Santa to the Splendiforous Stilly

Just gotta hitch up those darned Reindeer & feed 'em some! Now, where did I leave that list? Gotta be around here somewhere, think I'll have me a quick nosey around.....


12 Oct 05 - 05:31 PM (#1581724)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Joybell

sian, my Santa is silent too. Never mind I still have a good supply of licorice socks. If your Santa doesn't come through they're yours. Cheers, Joy


12 Oct 05 - 05:58 PM (#1581743)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Consulting Quaint Irene, is it? Well, I hope she's got the naked models draped! Now you've really got my curiosity up! Thanks, Santa!!

luvyakat


12 Oct 05 - 07:48 PM (#1581841)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Snuffy

Snuffy Chuffy Santa,

I promise faithfully to post my hints at the weekend - it doesn't look like there will be a combination of my free time and Mudcat non-downtime before then.

There's a thought: could you send me some free time, please!


13 Oct 05 - 04:23 AM (#1582054)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Shy and Retiring One's Santa - Don't get lippy with me... the draw is totally random and besides, poor little Limpit got him last year.... how do you think she coped?!

Snuffy - time is always free... it's how we spend it that comes expensive.

LTS


13 Oct 05 - 04:29 AM (#1582057)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

You're on, Joybell!

siân


13 Oct 05 - 05:09 AM (#1582074)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Shy and Retiring One's Secret Santa

Dear Mrs Squeak (or may I just call you Liz the...?),

Poor Limpit! I hope she hasn't been traumatized for life! How could you do that to your own daughter... even at random! Wicked woman!

One has to be lippy oneself to deal with a lippy one and I am fully equal to the job I assure you!

Now to the matter in hand... he's got an axe, a broadsword and a suit of armour (not that his thick skin needs one)... that rules those out. The unwanted and unused ego that someone gave me some Christmas past wouldn't be needed either...

Hmmmm...

SS by Appointment to His Greatness Clinton Hammond


13 Oct 05 - 05:22 AM (#1582077)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's (impatient) Secret Santa

STILL no hints or signals from you young man! You are definatly getting a lump of coal at this rate, or possibly some raindeer poo!

Ho Ho Ho

(And the moral: Don't upset your Santa by being secretive.)


13 Oct 05 - 10:03 AM (#1582243)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Crystal's Festive Yultetide Celebratory type

I've done my time as soccer mom
On soggy fields and scorching sod
The only game is found right here
On the pages we hold dear
The clues given, the gifts recieved
Reflections of virtual life percieved

I'm still searching for a gift just right
To lift your celebratory might
But which holiday will fill your toast
Christmas, Solstice, Hannaka is there a path you follow most ?
For which of these do your candles shine bright
When the sun circles back to grant us light ???

Still Pondering... Hope those elves can help me out some...


13 Oct 05 - 12:35 PM (#1582372)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Karen K's Secret Santa

You out there Karen?

I keep looking for hints, but can't find any ...


13 Oct 05 - 04:04 PM (#1582558)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

My abject apologies for my belatedness, but: Congratulations on your first Festival gig. I hope it went well and that there will be many more.

Yours in Dougalness & pink fluffiness,
Your Secret Santa


13 Oct 05 - 04:11 PM (#1582564)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Why, thank you Oh Wonderful All-Seeing Santa!!! (had to put a comma in there, could have ready wrong if there was a question mark)

Will being good result in more Dougalness? Is this anything to do with Zebedee???? Where would we be without obscure clues?


13 Oct 05 - 05:29 PM (#1582620)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Secret Santa

Now, as for sure instead of surely
It's more a case of rhyming poorly
Than failing sorely to deduce
Which is for sure the proper use
Me? Know of flutes? It's just pretend
I tell you, Google is my friend
And as for food, I eat it gladly
Although it treats my figure badly
Remains it but to say that panda
Just rhymes so deuced well with Santa

(\ }\
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(__(=_)
   -"=   


13 Oct 05 - 06:42 PM (#1582681)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Surprised and Stumped Santa

SHAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!! You out there, girl?! The elves are threatening to go on strike if you don't give them some clues!!! Believe me, I don't want to have to put up with a load of mutinous elves (and pixies, part-timers that they are), so PLEASE PUT YOUR HINTS UP!!!!


13 Oct 05 - 06:57 PM (#1582695)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,bat goddess' secret santa's head elf

Oh dear your goddessness this santa is getting out of hand! 'Get this get that get the other' is all I get from your secret santa. I'm doing my best to get some nice goddess prezzies but it would be quicker without this nag nag nag! Dont worry your goddessness its all under control.
Greetings from the head elf


14 Oct 05 - 05:33 AM (#1582895)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sagacious Santa to the Sweetest Stilly

So Stilly Dear, time for a bit more information from you so my elves can get your gift all wrapped up - though in all that posting of yours there should be some real solid evidence.

Dairy products - Does that mean Chocolate is out?
Anything grow in your yard apart from firewood?
Who'll be with you for Christmas? Their ages?
Did you ever do that Calendar?

Like you, I won't be freezing my butt off at the Getaway either, maybe one day, this Santa ain't used to that much cold though.


14 Oct 05 - 05:53 AM (#1582903)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Crystal

I'm too tired to rhyme! Actually I can't rhyme, I'm still at the stage where Hand Which and Sandwich make an elegant rhyming couplet

I'm a christmas/solstice gal. Mostly christmas because thats when the uni is shut so I get time off!
As to my virtual life...well I'm not even sure I have a real life, I've even managed to finish my fathers xmas presant by dint of never going anywhere except dance practices.
I'd like to know if there IS a world outside Aberdeen (it's the fog you know!).


14 Oct 05 - 06:27 AM (#1582922)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: The Fooles Troupe

All the poetry has been a bit of a hindrance, so I'll post some blank verse with my hints.


14 Oct 05 - 07:57 PM (#1583405)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Snuffy

To my SCSS,

My hints are finally there on the BS: 2005--Secret Santa Hints thread. Most awfully sorry for the delay, but there is still a little bit of time left, isn't there?


14 Oct 05 - 08:36 PM (#1583424)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennieG

Hello Santa, are you there? I have been trying to be very very good you know....it's difficult....but I am trying....!

Cheers
JennieG


14 Oct 05 - 08:49 PM (#1583431)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: number 6

Do you guys really believe in Santees and wee little elfies?

sIx


14 Oct 05 - 09:39 PM (#1583448)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: bobad

Some gift ideas for the man on your list here.


14 Oct 05 - 11:22 PM (#1583475)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Santa! So good to hear from you!

Chocolate is always good, but you know how it goes--if it's here, I eat it. (I'd like to lose a few pounds and stay in those medium mudcat t-shirts I keep ordering!)

So you're used to a warm climate? Hmmm.

My garden didn't do much this year--we are in the middle of a drought. I have some onions and garlic harvested in the spring, but not much else. Do you have some interesting seeds perhaps, to send along? I'm into xeriscape (anything to kill the damned bermuda grass!)

There ARE others who share the holiday at my house. Two teenagers, two cats, two dogs, and an amiable ex-husband. Something the entire group would enjoy, perhaps a speciality from your area, would be wonderful. A food, a game, a book, or even better, music. What do you listen to and/or what do you perform?

I didn't mention that I seem to have a collection of decorative tiles and art in my kitchen. It evolved from tiles bought on a couple of trips and a gift from a friend who knows of my naturalist background. I have a wall with a couple of geckos and a cat and it has room for more tiles or artistic hanging critters. I like snakes and tarantulas, and would love to add some to the wall exhibit. What lives in your area? Anything similar?

I have done nothing with any calendars of late, so I think the answer to that last question must be "no."

Will your reindeer be launching themselves from caliche, or prairie grass, or perhaps a year-round wetland? Send some geographical hints, please!

SRS


15 Oct 05 - 12:01 AM (#1583483)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Snuffy's Chuffy(ed) Secret Santa - well I AM

Good job, mate...well, I did have to quell a small uprising, doesn't do to let their hands be idle too long, but they share your penchant for real ale and that did the trick.

Now to get to smudging, reciting incantations and boiling the newt's eyes and all...oops, sorry, wrong holiday...
now, listen here you little half-pint, sorry green-clad, red & white striped leggings idle bits of felt and woolies...get busy, I say! This moment!


Ah..now where was I dear Santee? Ummm...yes, field recordings? As in country mice? Source, as in Delphi? Blimey, it's all round the world I'll go a'fore we get this put together! Ho! Ho! Ho! And, away we g-o-o-o-o-o-o

Your really chuffed Santa


15 Oct 05 - 08:12 PM (#1583841)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Firecat

*bounces* I got a Santa! I got a Santa! *calms down again* Sorry about that. In answer to your question, I play cello, bodhran and keyboard, and I do a lot of singing, mainly to the radio. Sorry it took so long to answer!


16 Oct 05 - 04:26 AM (#1583961)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler's purple pixie SS

colours? blue? purple?

..This is not easy to understand
For you that come from a distant land
Where all the colours are low in pitch -
Deep purples, emeralds deep and rich,
Where autumn's flaming and summer's green -
Here is a beauty you have not seen.

All is pitched in a higher key,
Lilac, topaz, and ivory,
Palest jade-green and pale clear blue
Like aquamarines that the sun shines through,
Golds and silvers, we have at will -
Silver and gold on each plain and hill,
Silver-green of the myall leaves,
Tawny gold of the garnered sheaves,
Silver rivers that silent slide,
Golden sands by the water-side,

Golden wattle, and golden broom,
Silver stars of the rosewood bloom;
Amber sunshine, and smoke-blue shade:
Opal colours that glow and fade;
On the gold of the upland grass
Blue cloud-shadows that swiftly pass;
Wood-smoke blown in an azure mist;
Hills of tenuous amethyst. . .

Oft the colours are pitched so high
The deepest note is the cobalt sky;
We have to wait till the sunset comes
For shades that feel like the beat of drums -
Or like organ notes in their rise and fall -
Purple and orange and cardinal,
Or the peacock-green that turns soft and slow
To peacock-blue as the great stars show . . .

Sugar-gum boles flushed to peach-blow pink;
Blue-gums, tall at the clearing's brink;
Ivory pillars, their smooth fine slope
Dappled with delicate heliotrope;
Grey of the twisted mulga-roots;
Golden-bronze of the budding shoots;
Tints of the lichens that cling and spread,
Nile-green, primrose, and palest red . . .

Sheen of the bronze-wing; blue of the crane;
Fawn and pearl of the lyrebird's train;
Cream of the plover; grey of the dove -
These are the hues of the land I love...

happy hoping, Tannywheeler!!

your very Secret Santa :-)


16 Oct 05 - 11:31 AM (#1584149)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Joybell's SS

Just thinking of you and just letting you know I am here. Joybell SS


16 Oct 05 - 11:39 AM (#1584154)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Guest, Joybells SS

Joybell,

I'm so glad you like yellow - it's one of my favourites too, I've just read your hints list and I'm sure I can come up with something that will fit the bill - I've been doing a little planning already - hee hee! The elves will have to work overtime.

I don't get on to Mudcat that often, so please don't feel neglected if I don't post too often - be happy and know that I am thinking of you.

Much love,
Santa


16 Oct 05 - 02:39 PM (#1584211)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: RobbieWilson

It's the Ides of October and what is this here
On the doormat a Christmas card, first of the year
It's come from New York in the U S of A
I've never been there, it's too far away.

There's a feline motif, it's come from a cat
But who could it be? Can you tell me that
Is it really a Yankee from over the sea
Posting so early to little old me

Or has this card been put in the mail
By a sneaky accomplice who hopes that I'll fail
To deduce who my Santa is, where they reside
Left of the Atlantic or t'other side


16 Oct 05 - 02:57 PM (#1584221)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tig

I as posted on t'ovver fred like I said I wood.


17 Oct 05 - 02:29 AM (#1584417)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,RobbieWilson's SS 009

A poet thou art.
I tip my toque to thee!

I am a
ubiquitous
yuletide
yokel

Just wait and see...


17 Oct 05 - 04:08 AM (#1584436)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

*sniff I don't think my Santa is talking to me. *sob Is it because I've been naughty? *wail I want my Santaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!


17 Oct 05 - 05:58 AM (#1584497)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,MMario's SSecret SSanta

YYo, YYo MMario
winters coming, watcha know
Elves are trudging through frost and snow
To reach old Santa's place

They are bending elfen backs
They are filling goody sacks
toys and chocolate, paperbacks
to spread their Christmas cheer

But what to send our MMario boy
Would he like a ppainted toy?
What kind of chchocolate does he enjoy?
or is he on a diet?

Does he know where Santa lives,
can he read the signs he gives
will he like the gift his nibs
the rantin' boy has chosen

MMario, MMario speak to me
Do you like Bourbon or Scotch Whisky
A cup of coffee or a cup of tea
when long days end has come

Shall I send you a wally dug
a wee gold ring tae hang fae yer lug
a souveneir fae a sailing tug
like my granda used to pilot

or would these things all be nae good
cos you're a sophisticated city dude
perhaps a picture of of me in the nude
just to keep it personal

I'll have to stop this feeble doggerel
so hep me cut through the ideas fog or i'll
have to go sit on the bog until
A have an idea of my own

XX SS


17 Oct 05 - 11:55 AM (#1584671)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's snowy benefactor

Ho Ho Ho!, only me...

Just to let you know that I had to let the last 'My Little Pony' gift go to some horrid little child in order to stop her screaming, hope that you are not too disappointed.. -please , no tantrums..
I see that some things have been put aside for you already, and the elf task force are awaiting a delivery from China before your parcel is made up.(yes, out-sourcing has arrived in lapland too)
Rudolph has found a use for the Tellytubbie mountain, they are quite absorbant it seems, and even the naughty elves have been pleased to find them useful for .45 practice in preparation for the middle east delivery run.

please leave me a donut and a southern comfort on the mantlepiece, I so get fed up with mince-pies and sherry....., even the reindeer won't eat them nowadays and I have to be careful doling out the sherry, some of them are AA members (Rudoph doesn't have a red nose for nothing!). But at least now the sleigh has sat-nav we won't get lost again (sorry Easter Bunny)

chortlingly yours
Santa


17 Oct 05 - 03:12 PM (#1584780)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JennyG's secret santa

Hi JeNnY
sorry about the lateness of this posting, but I have to wait to get on to the computer because of the rest of the family. Are you being a good girl?
Much love,
your secret santa.


17 Oct 05 - 03:32 PM (#1584791)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Rapparee

Nothing. Rien. Nada.

Sigh....


17 Oct 05 - 04:36 PM (#1584833)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Satisfied Santa of the Superb Stilly

Many thanks Santee Dear, for all the information which has been digested and will assist in forming your gift parcel which my cheeky elves will be preparing shortly. It'll be by Slow Reindeer I'm afraid, they're in training & I mustn't allow then to overdo things before the big day.

Am certain that you're familiar with longitude & latitude via maps & possibly with GPS. Have sent some sheets of information about a game which can be played in your location before Christmas & could be something you'll enjoy for quite some time to come! I do hope that you'll get into the spirit of the thing, in fact you may already be aware of it's existence. If you go to the site & read the FAQ's you'll see that not a single hair, feather or blade of grass will be harmed by players. Around here, we're careful to pass the game on to like-minded individuals so that nothing get's spoilt. Hope you'll approve of the concept & enjoy the game!

Geographical clues... well, the leaves are falling though it's been many years since we had a decent snowfall. The climate has shifted so much that we're all a bit worried, not as much rainfall as usual & we try to take care of our water reserves too. Does that help?


17 Oct 05 - 06:35 PM (#1584922)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Joybell

Santa!!!!!!!!! Hooray. Thank you. And you like yellow too. So you really are a very Secret Santa. Thinking of you too. Cheers and hapiness, Joy


17 Oct 05 - 06:49 PM (#1584934)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

I hate to start posting hard and fast guesses too soon. . . sounds like someplace I almost moved to a few years ago. . . found a great house up in the mountains. . . the story is that the timber there is so dry that the lumber at Home Depot has more moisture in it. . .

SRS


17 Oct 05 - 10:59 PM (#1585034)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Sniff!


18 Oct 05 - 01:45 AM (#1585074)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Helens stumbling stuttering silly santa slav


18 Oct 05 - 01:55 AM (#1585075)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,stumbing stutter etc. of helen

Helen of harp with water all 'round
I looked at your hints on the thread
Colours and interests, suggestions abound,
And all I can think of to rhyme is 'dead'
But no, that's bad manners, that word
I'll have to forget THAT rhyme
But oh dear, the next that occurs
Is just as bad - I need time
To think - to consider - to be smart
On the ball - original - ahhhh! fart!
Oh forgive me oh Helen
I'm surrounded by smellin'
things, so I'll log out at once
with the sad bad knowledge
that I'm just a rhyming dunce!


18 Oct 05 - 02:13 AM (#1585078)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bill t' Bodger's Signaling Secret Santa

I'm here! I'm here! I'm ready to go! Are you? :)


18 Oct 05 - 09:06 AM (#1585243)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Lady Elizabeth's Krispy Kris Kringle

Fair Dame,

Wouldst that I knew more of thy wishes! Couldst thou not post some small hint of thy tastes and desires? They need not be too personal, but just enough to allay my fears of my gifts offending thee.


18 Oct 05 - 09:59 AM (#1585285)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Alaska Mike

Oh Santa, Santa you jolly old elf. Thanks for the nifty note. Too bad about the Tele-Tubby, but I'll just have to get over it. As for the donut and Southern Comfort, they will be in their usual place for you. (If you change your mind about the Sherry, you know where its kept.)

Please watch out for the neighbor's dog. Its still not used to strangers and will probably rip you a new one if you get too close. We are pretty sure the grizzly bear has been captured and taken back into the wilderness, so not to worry on that account (remember last year?). Good to hear you have finally upgraded and install NavSat, but remember, if your flight plan is not filed properly, Homeland Security will more than likely send a couple surface to air gifts your way as you pass through. Paranoia is alive and well in the 49th state.

Best wishes,
Mike


18 Oct 05 - 10:41 AM (#1585313)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,katlaughing's SS in downtown Tilling

Just back from Taormina (any idea how to remove paint and pipe ash from clothing?) That Irene Coles! she's so..............well "quaint"; she did have a suggestion for a present but......... well no,.......... I really couldn't ..... and besides I don't think you're allowed to send that sort of thing in The Royal Mail!
Oh look, there's the padre - now he's bound to be able to think of something more suitable

to be continued............


18 Oct 05 - 11:02 AM (#1585331)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Santa awaiting news from USA

Hope you behaved yourself at the Getaway Mary! My spies will be reporting back to me soon. Perhaps there will be photos?   

CALLING CHIEF USA SPY - WHERE ARE YOU? -   UPDATE PLEASE


18 Oct 05 - 11:57 AM (#1585384)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: ShadyLady

Hmmmmmmmmm...someone feline, let's see.................zzz...zzz...ahaa!
CatsPhiddle...? Katlaughing...?
Please reply soon,
Your very own, very silly, scret santee, Sunglasses.
(Shades or Shady.)


18 Oct 05 - 12:00 PM (#1585385)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

Oh Santa, Santa
I've been working so hard at the "being good" bit that I never got around to replying to your latest graphic poem. Please forgive.

I am being VERY good
Not even getting in a mood
When people ask me stupid things
I just bounce back, as if on springs
And say I'll help you (just like that)
Even when I think they're a total.....(insert appropriate word)

That IS being good

Panda with me Santa (sorry that should be bear not panda)

Sarah


18 Oct 05 - 03:58 PM (#1585563)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Helen

Hmm! Now I'm worried. :-)

Helen


18 Oct 05 - 04:54 PM (#1585615)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Stilly's Secret 'stoopid hints' Santa

Don't you fret none about hard & fast guesses at this stage of the game Stilly, let's treat it as just thinking aloud! Won't take you long to find me, so I gotta act mysterious. Not been playing this game long, though thoroughly enjoyed my attempts at confounding my last Santee & being confuzled by my Santa.

Have only one batch of seeds from my garden that *might* survive in your yard, so geographically we're farther apart than you might think. My English may not be up to scratch, but I guess that's evolution rather than learning....

Do you DVD by the way? And what format do the machines on your continent normally use? Got some grand stuff to send you of characters in my local folk world (you ain't seen nothin' yet) & I can burn in most formats luckily. Hoping to brighten up Christmas for the whole household!


18 Oct 05 - 05:00 PM (#1585619)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Oh no! Not the Reverend! I'll bet MY fake Scottish accent is better than his!**bg**

As to paint and ashes, howabout some good old turpentine? O, my darlin', oh, my darlin', oh my darlin', Turpentine; you have burned me and cleaned up me, oh my darlin' Turpentine!...Ooooo, please don't let this puir attempt influence your gift ideas a'tal, a'tal, Dear Santa!

I've love to see what Irene had up her sleeve, er...well, in mind, Royal Mail or not..:-)

katanxiouslywaitingforthenextinstallment


18 Oct 05 - 05:08 PM (#1585626)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tig

Don't worry Rap - I know your Santa has been a very busy person recently and not often on line.


18 Oct 05 - 06:26 PM (#1585715)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bat Goddess

I'm sorry, SS!

I've been neglecting this (and just about every) thread cuz I've been in "getting ready for the Getaway", "Getaway" and "Gotaway" modes lately -- not to mention two days down and back.

Sounds like my SS is either bossy or in the military -- expecting orders to be carried out ASAP by a troop of elves! Ohmagawd!

But I have to reassure my Santee that I'm on the job as well.

I had over 2200 pieces of spam at my Yahoo address when I arrived back in New Hampshuh his afternoon -- and over 600 pieces of mostly legitimate mail. Haven't even checked my REA L address yet. (oy)

Later,
Linn


18 Oct 05 - 07:35 PM (#1585752)
Subject: RE: BS: Surly Secret Santa Tig-nals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tig's Elf-Alpha (w/ assistants Spanky & Buck

Hmmmmmmmmm......waited until you thought you were old enough, before hinting, eh?

Are these REALLY early Christmas signals?

....... or are they REALLY late Birthday signals to make me feel guilty and send more loot?


Now, which of these suggestions would be within the powers of the Great and Almighty......


CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)


Now I could find some of those black picture tees she says she likes, with the image of Tiger Woods himself, but what color golf balls would she like? Hmmm.....Something to ponder.......


Dragons too close to oil lamps sounds like too much of a fire hazard.....Hmmmmm....Maybe not......


Aromatherapy, eh......Maybe when in Arome, I should do like the Aromans.......A possibility.......


CD's? Maybe the Little Drummer Boy's solo album, "Beat The Christmas Rush" would do the trick!.....The duet with Ginger Baker on "Wipeout" is quite a rhythmic tour-de-force.......Hmmmmmm.......


I'll just send this out by messenger elf and work on some more fiendishly good ideas...........


19 Oct 05 - 05:35 PM (#1586524)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,RobbieWilson's SS 009, licensed to gift

I spy with my little eye some hints on the hints thread, left by someone identified only as
"GUEST." Surely he--or is that you? must jest!

My deductive powers surmise that said Guest MIGHT be you, because:
1. He is male, which, being a Robert, you presumably are too.
2. He is a Brit or from the Commonwealth, because he likes football, yet clarifies that he means soccer, suggesting he knows his SS might be a Yank or some other barbarian.
3. He is vegetarian, and you mention you are of that persuasion in one of your posts.

So, Robbie, is that GUEST indeed YOU? If so, do you not want CDs because you don't have a CD player? If so, if a musical gift is in order, should I send you:
A. An LP
B. A musical instrument
C. A musician?

Your baffled, hornswoggled and otherwise in need of an aspirin SS 009


19 Oct 05 - 08:54 PM (#1586651)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

I've been hearing all about your goings on at the Getaway. Maybe a new bra should be tucked into your stocking.


20 Oct 05 - 04:24 AM (#1586803)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennieG

I've got a Santa, I've got a Santa, I've got a Santa!!!

Yes Santa I am being very good......at least...I've been told I'm not bad, is that the same thing?

Cheers
JennieG


20 Oct 05 - 07:42 AM (#1586835)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: RobbieWilson

SS009,
Yep sounds like me all right. Hadn't realised I was not logged on, sorry.
I do have a CD player, I don't have a record player. It's just that I think CDs rarely get over the life of folk music. I do like and dabble with all kinds of musical instrument.


20 Oct 05 - 08:19 AM (#1586865)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,GUEST, JennyG's jolly genie


20 Oct 05 - 08:28 AM (#1586868)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JennyG's jolly genie

Hi JeN,
Yes it does count.
Sorry about the last message under my name, I pressed enter by accident & submitted it.
I'm glad you're being good.
much love,
Your own jolly genie.

P.s. I like to wear sunglasses.


20 Oct 05 - 09:14 AM (#1586909)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

'ello crazy secret santa!!...So you have been hearing all about my goings on at the getaway....then you also know that there is no way you can wear a bra under a corset! I have seen the video footage and it was tatse fully done by Bill D son, although I haven't laughed so much in a long time!!


20 Oct 05 - 10:02 AM (#1586951)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Cruising Cris Cringle

I've been back and forth lately, so haven't been able to do much hinting...but my elves and I may be able to get you some postal cards. Some of them might even be from where I live...or not. Want a kitten?


20 Oct 05 - 10:19 AM (#1586975)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tig

Dear Elf-Alpha and Sidekicks

There is NO WAY I would want to give you any extra work by trying to con you into more pressies. That wouldn't be playing fair (and I'd never ever thought of trying it :-) )

Bright yellow golf balls could be fun. Then I could play with the kittens in the dark with them. However spending time ruining a good country walk by hitting them with a club is not one of my usual pastimes.

You also have an interesting taste in music - I agree about the Ginger Baker!

I am looking forward to your visit and will try and be a good girl until then.

Lots of love and hugs
Tig xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


20 Oct 05 - 01:03 PM (#1587075)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sian's Silly Secret Santa

Ah yes, I remember you. You're a regular on the Good Girl List. No,you're not forgotten. I was away, checking on how well the EGMU(Elven Gift Maker Union) was getting on. We have a very good worker-distributor relationship here. I think that they ho beyond human kindness and craftsmanship, and I hear that they've been known to say I was a real saint.
So you like licorice, eh? Does it have to be socks?


20 Oct 05 - 01:56 PM (#1587109)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bill t' bodger

I GOT A SANTA! I GOT A SANTA!

JUST BEEN FUELLIN REINDEER WIV DYNAMITE N STUFF SO THY'RE READY SO AM I

I GOT A SANTA YIPPEE

Love and good happiness stuff
t'bodger


20 Oct 05 - 02:03 PM (#1587114)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Rapaires silly and slightly insane secret sa

I aitn't forgot you just been away a lot lately
didn'y know about this page til today
fires lit under reindeer ready to go
your sasiss


20 Oct 05 - 05:04 PM (#1587235)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Cooeeee! Santa Dear!!!
I'm sure I could be delighted with Pink Fluffy Dougalness if only I could find a hint or two......


20 Oct 05 - 05:22 PM (#1587252)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

Oh me, oh my!

Liz has sent out all the Santees to their Santas, and Santas are all busy sending out signals.

But ne'er e'en as much as a whippet's whisker for me!

Oh Santa, Santa, wherefore art thou Santa?


20 Oct 05 - 06:05 PM (#1587290)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Joybell

Hooray! sian's Santa's checked in. Away with the socks again until next year. Joy


20 Oct 05 - 06:14 PM (#1587298)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Rapparee

I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa! I got a Santa!

Did I mention that I have a Secret Santa?


20 Oct 05 - 06:15 PM (#1587301)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

GASP!

I have a Secret Santa!

I've come over all wobbly! I must sit down. Oh. I am sitting down. I'm all a-flummoxed.

Just a minor point - no, I'm not a big fan of licorice but I do remember commenting about having a knitting pattern (or would that be recipe?) for knitting socks out of shoe-string licorice. I dooooooo like marzeeeeeeeeeeeeeepan, and almond stuff in general.

Oh Santa - I DO luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv you!

siân


20 Oct 05 - 09:19 PM (#1587429)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Joybell

So happy for you sian. I do remember that you had a pattern/recipe for those licorice socks. And I had thought I'd invented them. Bet you don't have a pattern for marzeeeeeeeeeepan mittens though. Cheers, Joy


20 Oct 05 - 09:22 PM (#1587431)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Snifffffff!


20 Oct 05 - 10:05 PM (#1587464)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Ah ha!

Gets out her magnifying glass but can't quite read the postmark. . .

An envelope from across the pond! Printouts of places around my neck of the woods! (Did I mention that I used to teach map and compass skills in a Mountaineering course many years ago?) I'll have to put this away quickly--an engineer friend who loves this kind of game is coming over this afternoon to get some of my old software to revamp an old computer at his house. If he sees a navigation game it'll be all I can do to work it out myself before he gets out his GPS toys and gives it a try. (But I'll send them along to him when we finish, to recycle as you suggest).

What fun! Thanks you! Do I really want to find a cache labeled "paperclips in a urine bottle"? Hmmmm.

SRS


21 Oct 05 - 05:22 AM (#1587595)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SS to the Superb Mapping Expert Stilly

Aha, that was quick! There'll be extra Hot Chocolate with Brandy in it for the Elves this evening.

So glad you received your Pre-Christmas Game, and so wonderfully inexpensive too! Thought this may appeal to you, noticed the Park Ranger note while browsing your posts to see what would be good for you this Christmas. Like you, I'm unsure about that particular search, but it could be good for a practise run.

As a long-shot hint, I'm registered on that site with a version of my MudCat name, though I'm not sure how you could find me in there.....

Your 'real' gift is coming along well, although if you don't let me know your DVD format soon, you'll get 2 copies of home-video's, one in each format!


21 Oct 05 - 05:42 AM (#1587609)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

marzeeeeeeeeeeepan mittens for persiiiiiiiiiian kittens? I always wondered why cats were always licking their paws.

I just had a thought who my SS might be!

sian


21 Oct 05 - 05:53 AM (#1587614)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's ever-so-secret Santa

It's nice to hear that you've been good
And doing fine deeds, as you should
I must admit it greatly pleased me
Although I fear you only teased me
To be called 'poet', now that's grand
Your every wish is my command
A nifty box with Sarah's name
To fill it up with treats I aim
But if you misbehave, beware
I'll fill it up with books, I swear!

@( * O * )@


21 Oct 05 - 06:40 AM (#1587632)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Megan L's Helpfully Hopeful Santa's Helpers

We have been looking on the shelves in Santa's room to see what we can find for you.....still looking.......still looking.....we found a nice bottle of champagne but you won't be getting that because we had to try it to see if it was OK and by the time 49 of the elves had a glass there wasn't much left for you.

Still looking.........still looking......look stilling.......looking silly.......oh dear.......!


21 Oct 05 - 07:06 AM (#1587644)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

Still no Santa for me...*sigh


21 Oct 05 - 08:31 AM (#1587702)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,katlaughing's SS outside Twernlows Grocers s

Well I asked the padre what he thought I should send you.........a charming man, but, I can't understand a word he says!
He said I should get you something that sounded like -
"Fair ta your honest sonsie face, great chieftain o the puddin race"
and said that he got his from a Rabbi Burnz - and I thought he was Episcopalian!
Oh well, as you have Scottish ancestry I daresay you have a couple of antique ones in the attic anyways.........
Dinner at Grebe tonight, maybe someone there will have a useful suggestion....
to be continued..........


21 Oct 05 - 09:43 AM (#1587754)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

Cris Cringle, in the sky

might you be a Bill on High

a folk club fine

up north there be

where Cringle Mingles

with folk like me?

i wonder who my Santa is

is s/he for real?

i believe he is...!


21 Oct 05 - 10:38 AM (#1587778)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Dearest Secret Santa,

I have referred to the highest authority on this DVD zone question. Who else but Amazon would deal with such global information?

I think you need to configure for zone 1. That way I can watch your DVD here in Texas or take it with me when (if) ever I go to Bermuda. See this page for a breakdown of the zone information.

SRS


21 Oct 05 - 02:08 PM (#1587883)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

Sneaky Secret Santa planted a box of chocolate in Jacqui's bag. Thank you but what made you think you could trust her?
SINS


21 Oct 05 - 03:34 PM (#1587936)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Closet Claus

It's true that I
Am far up North
Or at least as far
As you are South.

But I am not
A Bill on High
Nor am I
A Bill down low.

Not a Bill of goods
Nor a Bill of fare.
Just a lonely Santa
For you down there.

A clue you'd like
Or something better?
One of your's is me
Just add a letter.


21 Oct 05 - 05:44 PM (#1587963)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SS to the Seriously Sensible Stilly

Many thanks for checking out the Guru of DVD's. I had a wander around & decided to check the manufacturer of the DVD recorder, found their N America site & found that the majority of players use DVD+R format. So that'll be it then, hope it works.....

Your gifts seem to have outgrown your parcel, so there will be a couple of small deliveries by FastFairy and one larger one by SlowGnome. Never fear, there has been budgeting in mind but hopefully they will prove enjoyable for all over Christmas.

External boxes etc. can be opened without incurring the Wrath of the Christmastide Gremlins. Items wrapped in paper of any sort are to go under the tree but don't forget that curiosity killed the Cat. There are unwrapped items (some are 'bubbled'), which may be checked out on receipt if you so wish.


21 Oct 05 - 06:28 PM (#1587991)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

SINS - your SS probably noted from the Santa hints thread that I don't like chocolate and thought it would be safe.

Now if it had been ginger or white wine.......


21 Oct 05 - 06:52 PM (#1588001)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Wears Pink Dougals

I was only winding you up. I wouldn't dream of really getting you some pinky fluffy Dougals. Would I?!? Or would I?

Purple Dougals maybe. Or Dougals with a local twist, perhaps. More likely called "Dingles" rather than Dougals, in that case. Heh,heh! Private joke which you won't be made privy to until after Christmas!

No, no, it was just an idle threat. Or I could send you a different sort of Dougal

Your silly Secret Santa


21 Oct 05 - 07:46 PM (#1588035)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,tannywheeler's wheeler & dealer SS

Tannywheeler, I pray
How doth thee today?
art thou seeking
or peeking?
for something tasty
not hasty
a little giggle perchance
or a leap and a dance
gaze at the stars
laugh at thy dreams
and indulge in life's pleasures
til ye bulge at the seams..

are you sleeping on roses
or leaping the sky?
just trawl through these Hints
TTFN, bye bye!

heh heh heh

Tannywheeler's impish SS


21 Oct 05 - 08:06 PM (#1588054)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

A is for Answer
B is for Bill
C is for Columbine
D is for Dill
E is for everywhere
F is for .. fun
G is for Gotcha
H ...........?
Is that the one?


21 Oct 05 - 08:18 PM (#1588064)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Clueless Claus

Nope, none of those. Here now, a bit of logic and a globe and you have it!


21 Oct 05 - 08:48 PM (#1588083)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

oooh - this is fun!

Geeeeee! I wonder who you are? who gnows?


21 Oct 05 - 08:54 PM (#1588089)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

ps - logic? geography?
using those tools, i will be guessing for millenia!


21 Oct 05 - 09:34 PM (#1588111)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennieG

Hello Santa,

I like to wear sunglasses too when the sun is shining, which it isn't at the moment, looks like a storm on the way. And I am being very good too, I ate all my crusts at breakfast but my hair still isn't curly.

Cheers
JennieG


22 Oct 05 - 02:15 AM (#1588219)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Lady Elizabeth

Hi Kris Kringle.

I am not a registered Catter so my other half is doing this for me.

So what can he tell you about me?

Age :- Old enough to know better but still young enough not to care!!

T shirt size:- medium

Interests:- Books (particularly Biographies), Travel and Traditional English Folksong (about to start to learn to play my late fathers mandolin)

I am an IT Support person working at a University (one of the two we have in our city) so by the time I get home I have seen enough of computers hence my non-registration.

I am 5'4" tall, medium build, red hair,fair skin.

Wishes from Secret Santa:- None as I dont know I am getting a SS present but my other half thinks I would like something that reflects you or your part of the world.

Hope this gives you enough info.

Lady Elizabeth ( her partner really!!)


22 Oct 05 - 03:14 AM (#1588240)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CapriUni's sleep-deprived secret literary St

night after night, I'm sitting here writing these little pomes, honing & polishing them until I finally have a masterpiece worthy of my santee

Pome for CapriUni

I prefer earth-toned jewelry
And yes I do revel in the charade of this elan
things are not always as they appear
Yes, but only backwards with the olives in my flan.

Desire is the root of all sorrow
Dulcimer! Away, gnat-like heavens! You mourn too plaintively!
Summer burns on, and their insanity grows.
For swearing souls, curse them and beat them lively


22 Oct 05 - 04:29 AM (#1588275)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Curiouser & curiouser!

My Own Dear Secret Santa, I'm a little worried that all this fluffy Dougalness (with or without a twist) may be turning my head. It's taking me back to the surreality of my early years. And as for Dingles, well I'm still clueless! Bell-ringing, a location in Eire, the Magic Roundabout in Hemel Hempstead? Consider me boggled, I know not which way to turn....


22 Oct 05 - 05:59 AM (#1588315)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

GUEST, Lady Elizabeth (& Partner)

So sorry, but it appears you may have missed the boat - this Year's Secret Santa has already been organised a while back on other threads.

Secret Santa's are paired with their Santees fairly early as there are sometimes lengthy postal times between continents. It's also only done between registered Members as the organiser needs to send out Santee information via our MudCat Personal Messaging (PM) system.

I don't know if there's any chance of including you this year, but you'd need to Register as a Member first and then PM Liz the Squeak who is this year's gallant and lovely Organiser. If not this year, then maybe next - if you Register here you'll get to know us all better & enjoy the Member benefits anyway!


22 Oct 05 - 06:02 AM (#1588316)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of My Guru Always Said

Ah, boggled, is it? Then I have achieved my aim. I wouldn't want you to guess too quickly where I am from or what plans I have for your special presents.

I am still hunting around for the perfect gifts, and, as I go, thinking out loud - well thinking here, in text on the screen.

I am just happy that my Dougal threats flushed you out of the underbrush to update your hints. (Did you like the last Dougal on offer? He's My Hero!)

In my surfing on the 'Net I did find these pink, fluffy slippers - Ugh!

I'll be back later with some more fact-based clues.

Your Secret Santa


22 Oct 05 - 11:59 AM (#1588456)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JennieG's over jolly genie

Dear ss,
Well Done!
I'm glad you're being good. I'm being good to, but you didn't need to know that.
I'm glad you like wearing sunglasses!
much love,
Your Silly, Sunglass-wearing Santa!!!


22 Oct 05 - 12:26 PM (#1588467)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: RAT-W

Hello? Hello?
They seek him here,
They seek him there...

One other thing...

Where oh where has my Secret Santa Gone?

RAT-W


22 Oct 05 - 12:46 PM (#1588476)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Starting to Worry Santa

Still nothing from Sharon. No hints, no posts. Are you OK, Sharon?? we're approaching November and the elves are getting concerned, as am I. Please give me some notion of what you like, don't like, anything! Or if anyone knows her or what she likes, tell me!


22 Oct 05 - 03:59 PM (#1588566)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Well slap my thighs & CALL ME STOOPID!! (no, don't all rush at once!!)

Having noticed GUEST, Lady Elizabeth's wishes & noting that she (or her partner) professed to not be a registered Catter I assumed (incorrectly it seems) that she was not included in this years Secret Santa & posted what I thought was helpful assistance.

In re-reading parts of this thread I see that I must be incorrect as her Santa (Krispy Kris Kringle) has already requested hints. My abject apologies for my error M'Lady! *shuffles off blushing with embarrassment*


22 Oct 05 - 06:14 PM (#1588617)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Elmer Fudd

Thought I had a Santa,
but now I'm not so sho'.
He showed up for a moment
Then he don't come back no mo'.

Aw, c'mon Santa baby,
Y'know that I been good.
'cept for chasin' a wascally wabbit
All 'wound the neighborhood!


22 Oct 05 - 06:37 PM (#1588635)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sorcha

My Santa hasn't shown up yet.....sniff....


22 Oct 05 - 09:33 PM (#1588732)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Lady Elizabeth's Kristmas Kringle

How very odd you must think this is, MGAS.

Liz The Squeak has made me Lady Elizabeth's Secret Santa in right and proper fashion, and I shall fulfill my obligations as such to the utmost. Perhaps even beyond the utmost. Perhaps to the utmost utmostest utmost possible. All of the reindeer agree, and they are prancing and dancing, waiting to take flight, to deliver a gift or gifts to her representative of the area in which I live and which will, both I and Mrs. Kringle hope, delight her when she is finished grepping and chmoding for the day.

Thank you, dear LtS, for this opportunity.

Or something like that.


23 Oct 05 - 02:34 AM (#1588827)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Lady Elizabeth

MGAS:- Don't worry this is all legit (Had a bit of Mudchat with LTS - well her partner did- and got request in on time). And BTW you know who we are!!!- Hint -red hair and the name is nearly right

Kriss Kringle:- my partner thanks you in advance - yours will be the the present that I know nothing about at the moment - my partner will have to explain everything when it arrives.

What it is really about is a suprise for me from him.

Lady Elizabeth (not - Its her partner being sneaky)


23 Oct 05 - 05:21 AM (#1588868)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Lady Elizabeth: Aha!! All is revealed, sneakiness notwithstanding!! Glad you've been able to join in this Christmas, enjoy the fun *grin*


23 Oct 05 - 12:10 PM (#1589015)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sins' secret santa

Oh Sinsull! My number one secret elf was told that Jacqui didn't eat much choc and could be relied on to pass the chocs to you un-nibbled. Now! Were you a good girl at the Getaway? Oh dear, what's this I hear about you leading the ladies of the FSGW and some of the Brit ladies astray on Saturday night. Pink tutus, basques, girdles,a harem outfit and other not so tasteful items. Oh dear Sinsull, Santa will have to make sure that you have an extra present to help you try to mend your ways.


23 Oct 05 - 12:41 PM (#1589028)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Elmer Fudd's Befuddled SS

Hey Ma'am - Ah'm still heeeeeeeeeeeeyah!

Ah'm jest mighty puzzled Ma'am. Now y'all, it's kinda like this...

Darn it - how in the name of heck do y'all follow James Brown????!!!!

So - I'm working on your little bijou giftette - I've read your list, and since you posted, events have overtaken it. Do Earthquakes figure with the Tsunami and New Orleans on your list?

Not that there wouldn't be something left under the Christmas Tree for you, regardless...


23 Oct 05 - 02:40 PM (#1589095)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

CooEee!! Santa Dearest!!

Have tried for a glimpse at those frightening pink fluffy slippers, but it seems the link is broken. I was, however, suitable impressed by your alternative Dougal *grin*

Re. Dingles, anything to do with steam? That was an old hobby of mine....


23 Oct 05 - 02:43 PM (#1589099)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sorcha's Silly Secret Santa

Oh Sorcha dear, it's nice to hear
You're posting once again.
I know you've not been feeling good,
Through eating bloody hen.
I hope your worries have all cleared up
And headaches disappeared,
So you can pay attention to
My reindeer and my beard.

more ... later ... Ho ho ho.


23 Oct 05 - 02:46 PM (#1589102)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

My grandma always said:

Never let your dingles dangle in the dirt
Always let your dingles dangle in your shirt.


23 Oct 05 - 03:16 PM (#1589125)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Or, never let your braces dangle in the dust....


23 Oct 05 - 04:11 PM (#1589156)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Elmer Fudd

Santa, you work harder'n James Brown
At least one day a year
I jest thought you'd got a brand new bag
And left ol' Elmer here.

The earthquake victims got more blues
Than I'll ever know
If'n you give to them 'stead of me
I'll be mighty grateful, bro' (or sis, as the case may be)

But don't you worry none,
I'm mighty easy to please
Jest a scribble or two
To lonely ol' me from you
Will put mah pore heart at ease.


23 Oct 05 - 05:11 PM (#1589181)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Santa Baby

WHERE ARE YOU?!


23 Oct 05 - 05:20 PM (#1589191)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of My Guru Always Said

Try this alternative link:
Littlewoods

Then click on the left hand side links for 1) Womenswear, and then on the 2) Slippers link down in the Footwear Products section. Look in the left hand column, second from the top.

Pink Monster Boots! Ugh!

And Guest, 23 Oct 05 - 02:46 PM - Let's not "lower the tone" of this discussion! :-)

Your Secretly Plotting Santa


24 Oct 05 - 08:22 AM (#1589582)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Monters indeed!!!!

Thank you, Oh Wonderfully Tasteful Santa, for NOT even considering these as a gift for me! (They're far too expensive anyway, thank goodness) *breathing huge sigh of relief*


24 Oct 05 - 11:49 AM (#1589749)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sian's SS

You will never never ever ever guess who I am this year. I'll even give you a hint...I live in North America. hehehe


24 Oct 05 - 02:57 PM (#1589859)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Col K

Do I have a santa?


24 Oct 05 - 02:57 PM (#1589860)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Col K

300....
I know who I am santa to.


24 Oct 05 - 03:42 PM (#1589886)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Open Mike's secret santa

You havent been forgoten Santas not so little helper has just had trouble reaching the north pole


24 Oct 05 - 07:44 PM (#1590080)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sorcha's Silly Secret Santa

Well now your Getaway has gotaway
I hope it won't go far
I don't know what you'd like to get
But I guess it's not a bra! <:->


25 Oct 05 - 06:27 AM (#1590352)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,MBSLynne's SS

MBSLynne, how about some hints! Your SS is out there wondering what to do. Please help.


25 Oct 05 - 09:01 AM (#1590427)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

Hello Santa....I'm soooo relieved to hear from you. I thought you were never going to speak to me. I posted my hints on the hints thread ages ago.

Love Lynne


25 Oct 05 - 09:15 AM (#1590442)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tannywheeler

Oh, wow!
Listen, SS, I don't know what you have in mind, but if you print me out some more of your poetry and send it I'd consider it a blessing. Just remember, my grandkids come to visit and at least 2 of them are ALREADY READING!!!!!!

By-the-by, all you frozen-north suspectin' santees, I have it on the authority of a snail-mail envelope that Santa is in Santa Barbara. Wouldn't that be in California?             Tw


25 Oct 05 - 10:42 AM (#1590474)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

Gee SS - don't go giving so much away, will ya?

Oh - and if you're stuck for an idea this would be quite acceptable.

I've got you whittled down to 76 Catters. Hmmmmmmm ...............


siân


26 Oct 05 - 01:00 PM (#1590926)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sorcha

Oh boy oh boy! I have a Santa! I've tried to be good, Really!!


26 Oct 05 - 02:13 PM (#1590986)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

Well - my wife has one, my son has one - even my daughter has one...
I check this thread regularly...





But...












I still ain't got a Santa!!!!!


Boo hoo hoo!!!!!!!!!


26 Oct 05 - 02:15 PM (#1590988)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

Damn... that was me cunningly disguised as "Guest"! Logged out on me own machine!


26 Oct 05 - 03:25 PM (#1591055)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

Actually, your son's SS hasn't been heard from on a thread...only in a PM to me.

And you are getting far too clever with these moving, coloured words!!

Love Lynne


26 Oct 05 - 10:49 PM (#1591427)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,El Punkoid Nouveau's Charismatic Disappearin

Oh yes you do.

Wherefore doubtest ye?

You know it's you

Will have a gift o' me.

But if you whine

Or whinge or mope

Your gift may be

A small used bit of soap...

So be no sod nor git

Nor whine nor rant;

But write a little bit

'Bout what you really want!!

EPNSS


26 Oct 05 - 11:40 PM (#1591467)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: number 6

Someone told me a lunch today there is no Santa.

sIx


27 Oct 05 - 04:43 AM (#1591578)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

There's no Santa?? That's just a fairy-tale!!!!
I know 'coz I got one, I just haven't got a clue...
Wherefor art thou Santa Dear???


27 Oct 05 - 07:21 AM (#1591631)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

That was last year, luv......


27 Oct 05 - 07:52 AM (#1591646)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Crystal

My sister, when aged 5, told her whole class there was no santa, the day after mum had carefully explained that, no, santa didn't really exist.
No wonder she wants to go into politics!


27 Oct 05 - 06:38 PM (#1592023)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,katlaughings SS in Hopkins buying fish

well........a lovely dinner and Major Benji says "Qui-hi"
He had the most marvellous idea for a present - we both agreed it was perfect! Unfortunately by the time he introduced me to his rather "special" bottle neither of us could remember this morning what on earth it was!
Ah here's dear Elizabeth - oh dear I wish she wouldn't walk quite so loudly.........
to be continued..........


27 Oct 05 - 06:48 PM (#1592033)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsulls' sobbing Santa boo hoo

Oh Mary

You do not answer me! Perhaps you do not like me!! Oh deer & sob sob. I may become polaroid from now onward! Do you really want a black & white santa with a 'nobody likes me' attitude?   Make me smile Mary.

Have you eaten the chocolate? There may be more VERY special chocs for you at Christmas if you are really good. Homemade chocs with a real buzzzzzzzz

Ho Ho Ho (hic)


27 Oct 05 - 08:12 PM (#1592104)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,jacqui.c's SS

Never fear little one. Santa has been battling with the dreaded lurgy but is now back on task, even if I do hear that you're moving, just to confuse me.


28 Oct 05 - 02:05 PM (#1592513)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Col K's Somewhat Harried Secret Santa

Hi Col,

Yes, I'm here, never fear!

Just have to get the elves whipped into shape, feed the reindeer, grease up the sleigh, find that #$%*! map, and maybe catch a few ZZZs before setting out...

Never enough hours in the day....

CKSHSS


28 Oct 05 - 02:23 PM (#1592526)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Nancy King

Dear Patient (I hope...) Krissie Kringle:

Yikes! I hope I haven't missed the sleigh!
I just remembered you need a clue,
But my creativity's gone away
So this little list will have to do!


Age & gender - over 60 (barely...), female.

Favorite colors - earth tones other than orange.

Favorite type of book - historical fiction, thrillers (but I work in a library, so have access to whatever books I want).

Favorite type of music - most types of folk music, especially good harmony singing. No particular CD's currently on my list.

I'll pass on the videos and T-shirts, thanks anyhow.

Collect anything? Just dust bunnies and miscellaneous paper, but I already have plenty of those.

Hobbies - gardening, puzzles, needlework, and of course, folk music.

Prefer gold-tone jewelry.

I'll be pleased to get whatever my Secret Santa sends my way! Something from his/her home area, or his/her favorite music, would be great!

Thanks -- and I'll try to be good!

Nancy


28 Oct 05 - 04:29 PM (#1592617)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Snuffy's chuffed Secret Santa, well, I am!

So...I guess that No Boil Kit is the wrong thing to send. Local brew only, eh?

HoHoHo, here we go
Snuffy's pressies
Soon on the way
In time for winter's holiday!

SCSS,wIa!


28 Oct 05 - 04:34 PM (#1592628)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

MGAS

The truth is I haven't had any blinding flashes yet about what to get you so I can't give you any hints yet. But I have thrown in a few veiled references to where I live. Have you worked that out yet?

Your Secret Santa


28 Oct 05 - 05:30 PM (#1592682)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Yessssss!

I got a Santa. I got a Santa.


28 Oct 05 - 08:54 PM (#1592820)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Edain

Jacqui.c: lucky you, mine still seems to be in hiding :-(


29 Oct 05 - 01:23 AM (#1592929)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennieG

Hello Santa! I have been good today, played at a charity gig this morning, off now to work on a baby quilt for an expected new arrival at work.

Can't you seen my halo sparkling after all that being good? *grin*

Cheers
JennieG being very good.....being very good.....being very good.....nearly ran a red light this morning but still being very good........!


29 Oct 05 - 02:16 AM (#1592937)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

my secret santa is a nature lover and very informed for someone who hangs out with reindeer. S/he has sent a postcard of the very rare the western jackalope , a species which looks like a cross between a groundhog, a rabbit, and a deer (it has huge antlers). Postcode blurred but could be Albe...que??

I promise you santa, I will not have toooo much fun... and if a western jackalope delivers my christmas treat, with you on the sleigh(t), i will be very surpised and pleased!!

freda (trying to be good)


29 Oct 05 - 04:01 AM (#1592956)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tannywheeeler's Sweet & Secret Santa

I want to give you something, my child,
for we are drifting in the stream of the world.
Our lives will be carried apart,
and our love forgotten.
But I am not so foolish as to hope that
I could buy your heart with my gifts.

Young is your life, your path long, and
you drink the love we bring you at one draught
and turn and run away from us.
You have your play and your playmates.
What harm is there if you have no time
or thought for us.

We, indeed, have leisure enough in old age
to count the days that are past,
to cherish in our hearts what our
hands have lost for ever.
The river runs swift with a song,
breaking through all barriers.
But the mountain stays and remembers,
and follows her with his love.

(Rabindranath Tagore)

Dear Tannywheeler

A tiny pressie is in the post
From Hull, Hawaii or the Holy Ghost
Music will sing to you
From a special place
Not all JUNK is trash
(with a smile on my face)
In time you will understand
What the Loved Ones bring
With a thrill up your spine
When they sing sing sing
Not for a grandchild
This special treasure
But for YOU, Tannywheeler
forever to treasure!

heh heh heh....

your Secret Santa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


29 Oct 05 - 04:33 AM (#1592971)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Robbie Wilson's Roaming Elf

Her chariot is an empty hazel-nut,
Made by the joiner squirrel or old grub,
Time out o' mind the fairies' coach-makers.
And in this state she gallops night by night
Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of chocolate...


Robbie Wilson's Roaming Elf
looking from across the horizon...................


29 Oct 05 - 05:15 AM (#1592980)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JennyG's relieved genie

Hi JeN,
So good to hear from my own Secret Santee!
It's also so good to hear you are being good!
It was good of you to play in that charity gig!
Oooooh!I just saw your halo!

I'm blind!

Much love,

YoUr VeRy OwN, SECRET SANTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


29 Oct 05 - 05:41 AM (#1592987)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Dearest Secret Santa: Veiled references is it? Are you a lost soul trapped within the Littlewoods catalogue? (Pratchett would have created a good story on that line methinks!)

Or is this the 7 veils & are you a member of the Belly Dancers of the UK?

Location? Your avid reading of the Littlewoods catalogue combined with your 'Dougalness' points me to the UK., Northern possibly - but I'm probably way off-base *grin*


29 Oct 05 - 07:56 AM (#1593031)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Kim C ' s Secret Santa

So here I am . Now let me know something about YOU !!!!


29 Oct 05 - 08:09 AM (#1593040)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

I think that it'd be safe to say that you couldn't be more wrong in your guess at my geographic location.

And that's a hint.


29 Oct 05 - 10:09 AM (#1593121)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Oh bugger! Back to the drawing board *sigh*
Clueless of the Cat


29 Oct 05 - 11:35 AM (#1593162)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

So sorry, Santa. I have had to fight for computer time. All those Mudcat addicted house guests!

I was, as you may have heard, the "Voice of Reason" at the Getaway. The only normal one in a sea of demented tooth fairies and bumble bees. The pictures tell it all. Please don't hold me responsible for the Jacqui inspired madness.

Thank you for the chocolates. I have them hidden away and will open them on a cold night with a cup of cocoa.

Much love (I'm no fool)
SINS


30 Oct 05 - 12:49 PM (#1593625)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

How does this thread keep falling off the bottom? Not enough Santaish communication here!

Love Lynne


30 Oct 05 - 01:13 PM (#1593634)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Pseudolus' gorgeous santa of secret prezzies

Well, I am back from my travels and I am compiling your hints, but do tell me more about yourself so I can gather your secret prezzies and deliver them to you in time for you to open them!


30 Oct 05 - 01:15 PM (#1593636)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Alba

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I wanna be a Santa....Sob.......
Liz pleeeeeeeeeeeze can you find me a Santee this late????
I will be a good Santa and fufill my duties faithfully.....is there any hope that this could be!!?
Love and Light
Jude:>)


30 Oct 05 - 01:43 PM (#1593652)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Open Mikes exhausted secret santa

that north pole gets harder to reach every year. Now all I have to do is find my way to the nearest town and attack the shop.


30 Oct 05 - 02:52 PM (#1593693)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Starting to Stress Santa

Still nothing from Sharon! If anybody knows Sharon, or knows what she might like, please let me know. I'm starting to get really worried now because I can't find stuff for her unless I know what she might like!!!


30 Oct 05 - 03:07 PM (#1593702)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Careless Claus

Only one card? The post must be slow this week....

The site that you pointed to is incorrect in one significant fact. The jackalope (which is not any relation to the antilabbit) is actually a juvenile form of the north pole reindeer. The latter, in turn, really is a separate species from the northern European reindeer, in that they are able to fly. The jackalope, which one can easily see is related to the deer, practices flying by taking prodigious long jumps...up to fifteen metres.


30 Oct 05 - 04:59 PM (#1593771)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Alba

Pseudolus' gorgeous santa of secret prezzies:>)
I had the pleasure of being Pseudolus's Christmas Fairy last year....did you check on the Santa wishlist thread from last year? Lots of hints and likes there.
Have fun gorgeous ssp:>)
Jude


30 Oct 05 - 05:03 PM (#1593776)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Hope you're all being good and behaving nicely.. I've already got 3 packages of coal and used soap here for people.....

SECSY
LTS


30 Oct 05 - 06:08 PM (#1593807)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

So, my Dear Secret Santa, you know so much about me but I know so little of you - broader hints please for this Stoopid Santee....


30 Oct 05 - 06:29 PM (#1593833)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Charmion

Oh, Father (Mother?) Christmas, could it be that you are *threatening* me? Dead mouse and smelly sock, and not even Hallowe'en yet! But you've given me a good hint to your identity -- you've got to be at least partly feline, with such tid-bits at your disposal.

But since you ask ...

I am 51 years old and I play the guitar and the mandolin. I have just acquired a tenor banjo.

My favourite colour is green.

I like CDs with mixed songs and tunes, preferably traditional. Something from your home area would be nice, just so long as the soloists do not meow.

An all-instrumental CD that I could listen to while working would be great; I think I'm wearing out my copy of "Old Hearth" by Robin Huw Bowen.

I like history, memoirs and biography (but not the gossipy film-star kind), and novels, especially Terry Pratchett and good detective stories such as those by Minette Walters, John Brady and Peter Robinson.

I like song books and tune collections. I read dots & tadpoles, but struggle with tabulature.

No t-shirts, thank-you very much; I have one that says "Eat More Possum" and therefore need no others.

I don't collect stuff, at least not on purpose.


30 Oct 05 - 07:38 PM (#1593873)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: vectis

1.what is your age range? 50-55
2. gender? F
3. Do you have a favorite color? No
4. favorite authors/ type of book? Nothing I haven't already got
5. what books have you really been wanting? Songs and SIMPLE tunes from anywhere are always welcome
6. what type of music do you like? Traditional and contemporary music always looking for new funny songs
7. what cds have you really been wanting? One from you or where you live would be nice
8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? None
9. what is your t-shirt size? L about 40 inch chest is nice and baggy
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? Dragons without crystals or people attached
11. what are some of your other hobbies? Counted cross stitch
12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? any
13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. A selection of small things is always good fun.
Thank you, Santa - Mary


31 Oct 05 - 01:13 AM (#1594031)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

Well, I don't want to make it TOO easy, but if you had a world globe would this hint make more sense?

"I think that it'd be safe to say that you couldn't be more wrong in your guess at my geographic location."

Your secretive Secret Santa


31 Oct 05 - 09:04 AM (#1594155)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: mooman

346 posts and not a sign yet.

Oh well...

Peace

mooman


31 Oct 05 - 12:32 PM (#1594232)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Pseudolus

To my Gorgeous secret santa,
   More about myself? Hmmmm, I'm married to an amazing woman and I'm the father of two teen-aged girls (14 and 16) and father to twin boys (just turned 2!). The amazing woman provided the twins! I've been lurking around the mudcat for about 5 years or so and I probably hold the record for the longest mudcat tenure while meeting the fewest mudcatters face to face! I play the guitar and sing, and at my church I am the Contemporary Praise Team leader along with my wife. In that group I play the drums which is an old bad habit I picked up in high school. I'm 47 years young and one of my favorite activities is coaching my daughters in a variety of sports. I think that about covers it!

Frank


31 Oct 05 - 12:47 PM (#1594245)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MMario

Dear SSecret SSAnta:

Sorry I didn't see your note when first your posted - but I was kidnapped by a bunch of lunatic musicians attending a gathering of musicaly minded friends - and forgot to check this thread. I humbly apologize.

Chocolate? yes. Yummy. Not particular, though I *appreciate* good chocolate I always give chocolate a chance. Diets don't effect chocolate consumption!~ SSilly SSanta! Chocolate is exempt from diets!

Bourbon no, Scotch normally only if a single malt, coffee and tea but not decaf!

"City Dude" and "sophisticated" I don't think have ever been used to describe me.

And as far as guessing - I suspect you are on the right hand of the pond - but that could just be trying to throw me off.

MMario


31 Oct 05 - 01:05 PM (#1594257)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,greg stephen's undisclosed yule-tide benefac

greg- you say no alligators longer then six foot. What is that in metric? I wish to be sure not to cause a coranary and have you end in hospital.

Does the length limit also apply to crocodiles?

yours;
gsuy-tb


31 Oct 05 - 02:14 PM (#1594308)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Helen

Pseudolus,

I've been at Mudcat since 1997 and I've met 4 Mudcatters. But who's counting? :-) And in the case of Mudcat it's quality and not quantity that counts.

In my case it's the fact of living on a very, very large island surrounded (girt) by sea with a relatively small population. (Who's Gert?)

Helen
in Oz


31 Oct 05 - 03:14 PM (#1594354)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Megan L

aw cum oan santa gies a clue
ahm lukin forward tae word frae you


31 Oct 05 - 03:39 PM (#1594378)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Pseudolus

Helen,
   I've had the pleasure of meeting Seamus Kennedy, although I've known him since before hangin out here at Mudcat. So you're right Helen, it's quality not quantity!

   I really need to get out to a gathering sometime.... :)

Frank

P.S. Ya think maybe Seamus put out the word? and warned everyone about me? :)


31 Oct 05 - 05:50 PM (#1594444)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's Batty and Bothered Santa

The elves have been travelling far and wide in an attempt to fill your requirements. They are threatening to demand an increase in mileage allowances and extra beer rations!!!

They reminded me that at this time of year I need to wish you Happy Samhain if I do not want to get into trouble.


01 Nov 05 - 04:15 AM (#1594781)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Oi, Elves!! You are not employed as General Festival Elves, get back in those green tights and jingly hats and get on with your work!

But just in case, it's a busy week here....

Happy Samhain, Eid ul Fitur, Diwali, All Saints Day and Rastafarian Accession of Heile Salassi!

LTS


01 Nov 05 - 03:51 PM (#1595224)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Hey Santa!!! Have we met? Or am I barking up the wrong wall-chart?????


02 Nov 05 - 05:08 AM (#1595604)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Seaking

My Secret Santa is obviously very shy this year....


02 Nov 05 - 09:17 AM (#1595716)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MMario

The elephants may have intimidated him SeaKing.


02 Nov 05 - 01:26 PM (#1595875)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie

Well, Santy, I am a 38 year old girl folksinger - fiddler - bellydancer - knitter - graduate student (literature). I have many interests and am not at all particular about what Santa brings me. However I do enjoy trinkets and geegaws (and sweets!) that have to do with your part of the world. :-)


02 Nov 05 - 01:32 PM (#1595879)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sandra in Sydney's Secret Santa

After much deliberation, Sandra, I believe I have come up with the perfect surprise for you. It will be on its way Down Under very soon, so as to get there in time for the holiday.


02 Nov 05 - 02:32 PM (#1595921)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

No, we have never met. Have you looked at the world globe yet? :-)

Your Secretive Santa


02 Nov 05 - 03:13 PM (#1595940)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Santa Dearest!! Well, I don't have access to a globe, but as your hints get broader so I get closer to my goal *grin* Are your seasons the reverse of ours in the UK?


03 Nov 05 - 01:42 AM (#1596226)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

Ah, now you are getting closer to the answer.

Your SS


03 Nov 05 - 04:44 AM (#1596263)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

dear santa

i am far away from home, but look forward to returning there tomorrow. when i check my letterbox, will it be a jackalope or a pardelope? a surprise? a letter of promise? i am pleased to be returning.. will you?

(who gnose what awaits me?)

fun. derhill


03 Nov 05 - 05:45 AM (#1596285)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Many thanks my Own Dearest Secret Santa

Aha, simple I may be, but with major hints like that I should be able to whittle it down *grin* Seems you are also from an Island Nation!

(Now for a little fine-tuning) More huge hints please....


03 Nov 05 - 05:47 AM (#1596288)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: greg stephens

To my Yuletide Benefactor: if you are unsure as to how long six feet is, I suggest the best way to figure it out is to straighten the alligator(or crocodile) out on the floor. It can be quite difficult to make it stay straight, a rope at either end tied off to opposite doorknobs or something may be necessary.(Don't make the common mistake of tying off to drawer handles, these animals are quite powerful and can pull drawers right out). Then you lie down beside it. If it's longer than you are, then it's too big to be my present.


03 Nov 05 - 05:50 AM (#1596290)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

It looks like there are 88 Santa/Santees this year from the content of the threads, but it also looks like there are 20 who haven't heard from their Santas.

Come on you Elusive Santas, hint to your Santees and spread that Christmas Cheer!


03 Nov 05 - 06:11 AM (#1596295)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Info gathering Pixie

,,,yes Guest point well made.
It would also be helpful if some of the Santees who haven't let their Santa's know their likes and dislikes posted some info too!!
That way furry, petite sized, Pink Bedsocks don't go to a Mudcat Misters (unless that's what a particular MM wants) and that old Christmas classic bottle of "Old Spice" doesn't arrive to grace one of the Mudcat Women's dressing Tables...( unless that's what any of the MW requested!!)**BG**
Info is power, the power to shop/make/the right choice for the right Santee and the difference between getting a pressie someone likes or a pressie someone just plain   .... get my drift....!!!!!
54 days till Chrimbo....anyone still got info to share...don't be shy..***pixie smile***

TIGP


03 Nov 05 - 08:26 AM (#1596354)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sandra in Sydney

wow! my pressie is almost on it's way!!

thankyou dear Santa


03 Nov 05 - 09:36 AM (#1596418)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Den's Delighted Yuletide Elf!

I need some hints so I can send a Present you might like,
I'll search and search, you can be sure, for something that's just right.
..but as you know I need a clue about you dearest Den!
So if you would, please post some hints and....
I'll check back here again.....SOOON
Yours Yuletidely
DDYE.....aka Elves on a Mission inc.


03 Nov 05 - 10:06 AM (#1596449)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stephen L. Rich

That's odd. All this time and I haven't heard a peep out of my Santa.

Stephen Lee


03 Nov 05 - 10:42 AM (#1596484)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Den

How poetic. I'm happy to know that I have a Santa. I have been good all year, or as good as can be expected. Anyway I'm pretty easy to please. I'm into loads of stuff. Irish trad. Texas folk; like Guy Clark, Townes VanZandt. Although I do have most of their stuff. I collect Asterix the Gaul stuff, especially the little Plastoy figures. I'm a soccer nut. I like the colour green. I'm a graphic design book junky. And on and on.


03 Nov 05 - 11:12 AM (#1596508)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: mooman

No peep for me either!

moo


03 Nov 05 - 01:23 PM (#1596589)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Cllr

I hav'nt seen my santa either...


03 Nov 05 - 01:39 PM (#1596601)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CLLR's Secret Santa

I'm sorry, mate. I have not forgotten you. I just have not been around these parts much, trying to get my bloody elves iin line....Can you believe the little bastards actually went on strike? They said I wasn't giving them any pay or benefits...and they wanted Christmas off...I feed them, I clothe them...and the benefit is I let the little blighters live in the warmth under a roof...instead of outside in the cold...I sent my reindeer after them...and they'll sort things out in short order.


03 Nov 05 - 02:19 PM (#1596624)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Crane Driver

No sign of my Santa this year either - and my Santee hasn't shown much interest in my initial anonymous ramblings either. Looks like I'm in for a quiet time this $mas.

Ah well,


Happy Easter.
Andrew


03 Nov 05 - 03:13 PM (#1596652)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Emma b's


03 Nov 05 - 03:18 PM (#1596656)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Emma B's Secret Santa

Hi Emma B! I haven't forgotten you but am busy as a bee gathering your special gifts. There's still time for coal if I get any bad reports so stay good!


03 Nov 05 - 05:06 PM (#1596760)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Dear Secret Santa,

I am a little bit worried about you. I've played along because I think that's what one must do in order to not upset the um...hopelessly demen..., no, I mean those who live in a different reality. In that vein, I do hope you remember what it was Major Benjy suggested, as long as it's not some kind of fish!

Thanks so much, no matter what, Dear, dear Santa,

kat(I DO believe in Santa, I DO believe in Santa!)


03 Nov 05 - 05:15 PM (#1596772)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,to all those with tardy Santas

Ouch! Bummer!!!!!!!!

I have dispatched the elves hither and yon, barraging my Santee with weekly cards. So now I address these wishes to all of you, named and unnamed, who have not heard from your Santas. (Those named I have addressed by said monikers; those unnamed, if you had groused publically, I would have named you too.)

Mooman, I wish you manifold the peace you wish to all of us so bounteously. I also wish you a giant PIECE of Christmas pudding!

Cllr, I wish you all the ColLoRs of the rainbow to decorate your life.

Crane Driver, I wish you a smooth highway for your journey, and may others do the heavy lifting.

Stephen Lee, may your you and your new bride have a life as full of unexpected surprises with happy conclusions as your wedding.

Seaking, may you find everything your heart desires under the tree and in life in general.

Megan C., may you always see clearly the right way before you. C also stands for cake, carols, and Christmas—may the three come together abundantly.

Alba, may your voice echo from the mountains and return to you all the beauty you give to the world.

JacquiC, may you and your Kendall live long to make music and merriment together.

To you and everyone else whose Santas have not yet shown up, may it be because they are sooooo engrossed in preparing something very special for you that they have lost track of time and all else, and have simply forgotten to post a wee message to their dear Santees.

God bless us every one!

A lonely Santa


03 Nov 05 - 05:29 PM (#1596789)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

Micca hasn't heard from his santa either...


03 Nov 05 - 05:39 PM (#1596797)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,El Punkoid Nouveau's Santa Ancienne

Your svelte and sexy sometimes Saint
Would have more fun observing paint,
Which dries so slowly (near the Pole)
The stillness nearly kills the soul!
But still, with paint, something DOES change
Although quite small in breadth and range;
Unlike the still where Vixen, Dancer,
And my svelte self await your answer.
Therefore, I urge you, do give forth
With hints to us so far up North.
Or else we'll stop at Mrs Grundy's
And buy you brand-new Big Girl undies.

EPN's SA


03 Nov 05 - 07:14 PM (#1596859)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: number 6

That person who told me last week that there isn't a Santa is full of it.

There really is a Santa ... yup he's True as me and you.

sIx


03 Nov 05 - 11:37 PM (#1597004)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Cllr's SS

I left you a hint. Right on this thread. Now, be patient or all you will get is coal from Newcastle!
SS


03 Nov 05 - 11:39 PM (#1597006)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Previous Cllr Hint

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04 Nov 05 - 01:12 AM (#1597047)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

And. Oh, Father Christmas
If you love me at all,
Please, send me a big, red, round
India Rubber Ball.


04 Nov 05 - 01:54 AM (#1597056)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Megan L's Elvish Elves

Megan me girl! We were wondering where you were. You weren't in Santa's toy cupboard so we thought perhaps you were outside monstering Rudolph.

We have been very busy helping Santa choose some goodies for you and soon, very soon, we will be making The Big Trip to the post box.

Unfortunately we couldn't send the champagne so we decided to drink it ourselves (geddit? oursELVES? no?.......never mind) and it was very nice so thank you.

Best Regards
The Elves


04 Nov 05 - 05:58 AM (#1597145)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Den's Delighted Yuletide Elf!

Oky Doky...now we're sucking Yuletide Diesel Den.
So Green, Eire Trad, Footy, Astrix, Texan Folk and Graphic design Books.
Sure , not a bother there at all.
Being that you and this particular Elf have more in common that ye know I am sure that I can come up with a few somethings to make ye smile this Yule season.
So...I'll away and see what I can magic up for your good self. This Elf will of course be back (frequently) to keep ye informed of my progress!
DDYE


04 Nov 05 - 06:36 AM (#1597163)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Cllr

My apologies dear SS I must have missed the Oct 9 posting. It has been a busy month. I became a full time student at Warwick university at the begining of October and I am currently in Boston Just finishing off a week at Harvard (JFK school of government) I amm going to NOMAD festival tomorrow in Connetict I then fly back to UK on Monday. apart fromthat my hints are the same as in previous years. Cllr


04 Nov 05 - 11:45 AM (#1597357)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

Cllr - will we not get to see you on this trip? I thought you were headed north to Maine? It doesn't look as if I am going to make it to NOMAD. Damn!
SINS


04 Nov 05 - 01:54 PM (#1597439)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

My Santa has been a no show, too.


04 Nov 05 - 03:04 PM (#1597507)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alba's Secret Sanity Clause

I hope you have been good
For its time to tell you see
Exactly what we should
Place beneath your Christmas Tree

The elves and I are waiting
We want to hear from you
So don't be hesitatin'
Come on Alba give us clues


04 Nov 05 - 07:16 PM (#1597661)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

Whats made you change your mind Number6?


04 Nov 05 - 10:05 PM (#1597768)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Having been a SS twice last year I appear to have only one Santa this year and she/he is very ppppp!
Giok


04 Nov 05 - 10:09 PM (#1597770)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: number 6

Something arrived to me from the North Pole ... and a very nice present it is. It will certainly protect me from being 'socked' by someone who doesn't appreciate my guitar playing !!!

Santa's a great Jolly guy indeed.

sIx


05 Nov 05 - 01:37 AM (#1597850)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Giok's Confuseled Clause

pppp? Procrastinating puzzling (or, puzzled) something or other? Or just very very pianissimo? Rumor has it that you've been chasing around the States, anyway. Santa's here! Honest! Scrounging around for fishy or car things--or maybe, fishy cars? Santa is less up on either of those things than he is on many other things--but Santa doesn't whine.   Anyway, I hope you're safely home from your wanderings, or else having a good old time and will be safely home eventually. Be of good cheer!


05 Nov 05 - 05:55 PM (#1598306)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

Fiji, it is!

Well done, clever Santee!

;->


05 Nov 05 - 07:46 PM (#1598385)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Snuffy's Chuffed Secret Santa, well I AM!

Done, I say!
It's on the way
By flight, by sea,
Pressies from me!

I forgot the tights!
No Red Truck Ale;
The postal Mights
Said "at my peril!"

So, watch your post
It must get there
Or, they're all toast!


SCSSWIA!


06 Nov 05 - 06:57 AM (#1598545)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

If anyone is in contact with Dave's Wife, tell her to PM me her address or she won't even be getting the coal!

SECSY
LTS


06 Nov 05 - 07:02 AM (#1598550)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

ROTFLMAO!
Fiji?
Doesn't chocolate melt there?*!!??


06 Nov 05 - 07:08 AM (#1598554)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Slightly Perplexed Santa to the Stunning Sti

Hmm, those FastFairies seem to be taking their time, should I rescind their contract? Well, maybe there are a touch tardy, just hope they remember what they're supposed to be doing. If they had any brains they'd be in a better job.

How did the paperclips project go, found any yet?


06 Nov 05 - 07:08 AM (#1598555)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

And there went 400 without so much as a mention.. I'm sorely disappointed with you guys....

LTS


06 Nov 05 - 09:58 AM (#1598625)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Sorry LtS, didn't even notice! *slaps wrist*


06 Nov 05 - 10:07 AM (#1598628)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfoxxs Secret santa

Oh Hollowfox how can it be
that you can't guess just who is me?
I'm here and there and in atree
invisible for all to see

your prezzie is in kit form now
and being assembled any day
I hope you'll open and say WOW!!
and have some fun on Yule day

BBs HSS


06 Nov 05 - 10:42 AM (#1598644)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Sorry, dear, dearest, Secret Santa, I've been swamped and knew I'd have to reread the last couple of hundred posts to this thread before I posted. I can safely pre-date number6's gleeful announcement of receiving a package--I received 3, 2 of them in the week before Halloween! And a postcard (that was a terrific clue, by the way--I'm sure that there is only one Mudcatter who lives within 50 miles of London, right?)

I hesitated to mention it until after Halloween, not wanting to upset the trick-or-treat fun of so many of our dear kind Mudcat friends. Now the yule season is only a bit ahead of Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.) and if the weather will ever cool off it will actually FEEL like the holidays are approaching! And here at our house we already have a tidy little stack of packages next to the fireplace.

The best time of year to go out looking for these mapped cache locations is soon--once we have our first frost much of the greenery will vanish, and the poison ivy will drop it's noxious leaves, and the search will be a pleasant one. We're looking forward to it!

We peaked in the first package, and saw wrapping paper, so unless we learn otherwise, will leave the others in their covers and open them when we open the rest of our gifts.

Santa, give me another clue, please. Are you listed in any of the Mudcat photo or member lists? Do you spend more time above or below the line? Have you ever attempted to read the Mother of All BS thread? Or posted to it?

SRS


06 Nov 05 - 11:20 AM (#1598660)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

My santa has been a bit quiet since they say they found out about my part in the ladies finale at the getaway....perhaps I scared him or her away!


06 Nov 05 - 11:44 AM (#1598670)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,moonglowhasasantadotcom

The elves are having a go at me - apparently I'm supposed to be giving you clues to my identity here. If I tell you that I'm a large man with a white beard who lives somewhere North of you, will that help?









P.S. You're supposed to guess now.


06 Nov 05 - 12:29 PM (#1598690)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Satisfied Santa to the Splendiforous Stilly

Many thanks for your speedy reply Dear Santee! FastFairies off the hook, but now they can rest till next year.

Wrapping paper? Outer transit containers can be opened - there may be something in there you can enjoy now as was intended.

Glad you're looking forward to searching after the First Frost, not sure that we have Poison Ivy here, certainly never considered it. Mind you, our Nettles, Brambles & Mud are worth avoioding here, I only play that game in fair weather.

Mother of all thread? No, never attempted that one - it grew to giant size before I noticed it, so I guess you can cross all those involved off your Guess List.

Members List, yes, I'm in there like all good Santas should be - that helps with the clues. There are only a few threads below the line I check - this, the Christmas Tavern when it's open (met you there BTW, most kind) and a few others. Mostly occupied with festivals, clubs, songs & singers - but one of those parcels should point you in that direction. Think it's a FastFairy one, but may be that overweight SlowGnome one.

Goodness, see all these clues, you've plenty now - Good Luck!


06 Nov 05 - 01:01 PM (#1598701)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

I believe I am going to have to hire an amanuensis to help me sort through all of those clues!


06 Nov 05 - 03:15 PM (#1598797)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

I had one of those once.... penicillin helped.

LTS


06 Nov 05 - 03:18 PM (#1598804)
Subject: RE: BS: Sillee Secrit Santer Signils - 2005
From: Severn

There hasn't horridly been scene nor herd made from my Santa for the quiet sum of time. I can only hope you're merely busy with your work and that Yule drop a hint (or at least a "straight line") in my whey soon--jest as a means to wound some thyme wile I weight with heavy heart. So pleas, cast your Magic Yule-tied Spell-check upon this anxious recipient of Future gifts of Present from Days Of Your, and help separate this prose from the amateurs.


07 Nov 05 - 02:18 AM (#1599094)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stephen L. Rich

Still no Santiod-like person.


07 Nov 05 - 01:51 PM (#1599440)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Pseudolus' gorgeous santa of secret prezzies

Your presents have been packed and are ready to be shipped to you, you lucky boy you! Keep a look out in you mail box in the next couple of weeks. I don't mind if you open it at Yule on the 21st December or if you want to wait until Christmas day. If you are like me you won't be able to wait and will open the box straight away...which is also ok!!

Your Gorgeous Santa of Secret Prezzies!


07 Nov 05 - 02:54 PM (#1599463)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Punkoid Nouveau, Soit Sage!!

Cher Punkoid, best of all Santees
I pray you pity take on me
With heaving breast and passioned glance
I beg you, come and join this dance,
My smile, my hair, my flirting eyes
Are all now offered in this wise --
To see you end this silent ruse
And offer to thy Santa, clues.
How can you, made of manly stuff
Resist my all-beguiling fluff?
I'll bat my lashes, curve my hips
And let a sweet smile cross my lips
If only once, you'll give more shrift
To Her Who Yearns to Give you Gifts!
Enough, this silence, wan and pale;
An answer! Or, I'll kick your tail!

EPNSSA


07 Nov 05 - 03:26 PM (#1599482)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Open Mikes ancient santa

Well thats the elves sacked they just kept trying to pinch your pressie, but iv'e bribed a selkie to swim past your way and deliver it.


07 Nov 05 - 03:30 PM (#1599486)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Megan L

now santa do i ken ye fine
or am I in a siding
come gies a clue
weel wan or two
to whaur it is yer biding.


07 Nov 05 - 04:27 PM (#1599509)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Severn! Well-done!


07 Nov 05 - 06:14 PM (#1599551)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's SS

G'day to you my Sarah-friend
I'm back to tease you once again
With hints I'll lead you 'round the globe
Confusing you en route, I hope
I love Australia, and I pray
That I shall go again some day
To see koalas up in trees
And lazy 'roos that scratch their fleas
You know, of course, already, though
That here's not where my home fire glows


07 Nov 05 - 06:39 PM (#1599569)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa


08 Nov 05 - 02:13 AM (#1599799)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Megan L's Elves

Well......Megan my dear
We're way over here
And you are a long way away,
But never you fear,
Settle down with a beer,
We'll drink to your health today!

Fond regards
The Elves (who are sometimes found to be under the affluence of incahol) (hic)


08 Nov 05 - 07:43 AM (#1599921)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST, Rumanci's Reassuring Secretive Claus

The elves have been scurrying, impatient reindeer pressing their noses against the window, Santa cats underfoot, Mrs. Claus baking up a storm.

The weather signals are late this year, but I wanted to let you know I've been on the job. Busy, busy, busy -- but you are not forgotten.

Dainties are being accumulated, a box piled up. I don't know whether the cats are keeping things segregated and under control or if they've been making off with the odd bit and hiding it under the bed. Sigh.

Time, time, time. Everything happens at oncee.

Just wanted to send a reassuring signal that evrything is on track for you to receive some Christmas goodies from the North Woods.

RRSS


08 Nov 05 - 08:31 AM (#1599955)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alba's Secret Sanity Clause

Alba, where are you? We need to hear from you. Time is a tickin'. Help! Help! Help!


08 Nov 05 - 08:37 AM (#1599961)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work

Seems my crazy Santa doesn't have much to say!!! *G*


08 Nov 05 - 09:19 AM (#1599975)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,MMari's SSecret SSanta

mmaro mmario
now xmas aint so fario
I thought I musn't tarry'o
and set the elves to work

they found a spledid giftie'o
a present neat and niftie'o
would suit a man of fiftie'o
or any age besides

it's frae a land across the sea
it micht remind you well o' me
but ther'es a problem, michty me
o' the technological kind

New York, New York is a wonderful town
where discs of all kinds do abound
but Region one don't stretch up around
the frozen north and the Pole

Multi-regional, there's a word
If on your player it occurred
I'd send to you a gift absurd
And my problem would be solved

For want crucial information
I must review the situation
Find another token of my home nation
To pplease my New York SSantee


08 Nov 05 - 02:32 PM (#1600123)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bat goddess' secret santa

My dear bat goddess, I'm sorry if THAT elf has upset you, with his moaning! Hes now sacked.

Keep your eye on the mail box miss goddess

SS


08 Nov 05 - 02:45 PM (#1600131)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MMario

DDear SSanta:

New York, New York is far away
From my humble abode, where I stay
My rural home, where I do dwell
contains a player - muti-region-el!


08 Nov 05 - 03:24 PM (#1600151)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

To Alba's Secret Sanity Clause: if you want to PM me, I think I might be able to help. I know she is excited, but Life keeps getting in the way of her free time. Also, last year's hints may help, too.:-)

kat


08 Nov 05 - 06:00 PM (#1600263)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

Those dratted elves at it again!

I type in the message and they zap it as soon as I'm not looking.

Ms Khatt, I have recovered from the tales of your antics on stage of recent times. I suppose you are beinggood in your own singular manner.

Watch for the post. There will be surprises ere long.

Witchy things are in preparation as well as some items that you have expressed an interest in.


09 Nov 05 - 04:41 AM (#1600499)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

Dear Santa

Yes I am being good...very good indeed....honest....

Love Khatt x


09 Nov 05 - 08:05 AM (#1600590)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bat Goddess

Got it, Secret Santa -- sorry I've been remiss on posting that fact!

Now, does that mean you're a Scot? or that you got a Scots elf to post it for you? ;-)

Confusion reigns! (of course)

Gotta go,
Linn


09 Nov 05 - 03:43 PM (#1600880)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,El Punkoid Nouveaus Blushing Secret Saint

Ah, cher Punkoid, my cheeks are red
I chastised you, but wrongly!
I found that in some OTHER thread
You'd spoken out quite strongly!
Of colors plum, and jewelry none,
And books of bold sea-sailors;
And suffering from allergies!
Your Santa will avail her-
Self of what you once have said,
Ignore my tweaks and bleating,
Such hints are quite enough for me,
And do not need repeating.
So Yuletide blessings on you, Sir
And on your loverly daughters
And there shall be a gift for you
From farthest Southern waters.
And by the Southern Cross 'twill steer
Around the planet hasting!
(And now, I must go pack it up;
'tis plain that time is wasting.)

EPNBSS


10 Nov 05 - 05:25 PM (#1601725)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Secretive Santa

Oh Hollowfox, dont be so meek
check in and have a beer
The missing person that you seek
Is called St George in here

and soon on fairy feet he'el go
his way o'er land a sea
so worry not , and so youl know
being British, he'd like Tea


10 Nov 05 - 05:46 PM (#1601740)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess' secret santa

So you now have a wee clue
Watch your mailbox
SS


10 Nov 05 - 05:59 PM (#1601745)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Partridge's SS

Partridge - Today while the blossom still clings to the vine I sent off a very special parcel. Should be there before a million tomorrows. Get down from that Pear Tree and watch your mailbox. Love and happiness, your very own Secret Santa.


10 Nov 05 - 10:47 PM (#1601955)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

Dear Secret Santa:

I know I'm late so I'll be brief. I would love anY CDs you care to send or make, especially if they feature Mudcatters.

After that, I enjoy:

Cooking
Gardening
Reading

I have a dog and some cats. My dog wears lots of bandanas. My cats just wear collars.

I'll post more later


10 Nov 05 - 11:24 PM (#1601978)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Santa's very tired publicist

Could someone please provide us the directions to Kirkham in Preston?


11 Nov 05 - 12:37 AM (#1602035)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

OK - As some Mudcatters know, I just this night inhreited about 800 CDs from my husband's co-worker. he uplodaed all his music to dgital sources. i even managed to get some Folk Stuff!

So, I shall be more specific. I really, really, really want a tape or CD that has that song "Beatnik prevert don't talk that way to me" on it. I think Hildebrandt wrote it but I'm not sure. I read the thread with that as the title and formed an attachment to the mere idea of the song.

I would also dearly love anything by Alaska Mike.

As far as my musical tastes go - they are quite varied. I do not own any June Tabor CDs despite really loving her voice. I am partial to women with deep voices and male baritones. I say that even though I have a nearly complete collection of Emmylou harris CDs (she's a mezzo-Soprano).

I love close harmonies and sad fiddles.

Hope that helps.


11 Nov 05 - 08:08 AM (#1602224)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SS Dave's wife

Aha you have made your self known so I will make my lickle elf known as well through a series of cunning clues each more devious than the... **found it** (simpsons reference)

OK i will ponder and think of more clues Later

SSDW


11 Nov 05 - 10:51 AM (#1602342)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Partridge

Thanks Santa,

Those words have quite alot of happy memories for me..........
I'm being as good as I can, but the pear tree's damn uncomfortable!
"before a million tomorrows" mmmmm any day now then....

lots of love Santa,

Pat xxxxxxx


11 Nov 05 - 03:17 PM (#1602545)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The SS of My Guru Always Said

No more warm & fuzzy-wuzzy clues just yet, but I am pleased to announce that I have found the first item for your package. Something uniquely Fijian, or something like that, anyway.

Not in the least Dougal-esque.

Your Secretive Santa


11 Nov 05 - 03:39 PM (#1602558)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Jenn and I haven't heard from our Santas lately...have they eloped together?


11 Nov 05 - 05:07 PM (#1602633)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Art Brooks' artful anthropomorphic personifi

On no Art! That would be incest!

It looks as though your pressies may possibly be a little late, but they will get there eventually.....Rudolph has lost his flying licence due to over-indulgence in Yuletide cheer, so the reindeer will have to walk there.....

Do you like chocolate?

SS
xx


11 Nov 05 - 07:41 PM (#1602722)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze

Still no word from my Santa.


12 Nov 05 - 07:34 PM (#1603324)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Megan L's Elves

The reindeer have had their annual grease and oil change, the sleigh is freshly painted and your present is loaded on board. Now if we can just find Santa........!

Yoo hoo Santa, where are you? Come out wherever you are!

Ooops...sorry Mrs Claus.....didn't mean to cut things short......

Oh dear
The Elves


13 Nov 05 - 09:50 AM (#1603717)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

The leaves are beginning to fall, but Santa, would you believe that temperatures are still in the 80s every day? I may never get a chance to find that paperclip cache at this rate! Close your eyes and twitch your nose and wish for frost!

SRS


13 Nov 05 - 10:23 AM (#1603743)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Snuffy

Time must be speeding up - I got a parcel in the post yesterday slightly larger than a house-brick (but nothing like as heavy!)

And a bit of Contnental drift too - seems the North Pole is in Colorado now!!


13 Nov 05 - 10:57 AM (#1603765)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Micca's Extra Wicked Secret Santa

Do you remember when we were young
And you were very small
Well now we are sixty
Things haven't changed at all!
So Mr Milne and Santa got together at last
To brighten up your Christmas
With a parody of the past

Catherine Jane Pettigrew Patterson
Said to her husband said she
You must never go down to the pub in the town
Without first inviting me

Catherine Jane Pettigrew Pattersons
Husband said in a trice
Why would I go to the pub in the town
When home can be twice as nice

So Catherine Jane Pettigrew Patterson
Sat by her husband's side
What happened next I won't repeat
But I think they enjoyed the ride!
A.A.Santa






A.A. = Another Anonymous


13 Nov 05 - 01:42 PM (#1603853)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Micca

many thanks MEWSS for the communication

The closer it grows
Tiddley pom
the more I glows
tiddley pom
the more I Knows
Tiddley pom
the more my toes are Glowing!!

as you can see (ala Rocky Horror)
" I just quiver with an-ti-ci-pa-tion"


13 Nov 05 - 06:41 PM (#1604088)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Snuffy's REALLY Chuffed Santa, well I AM!

Well-done, old mates! I knew they could it, but I never expected the record time. An extra jot or two of hot rum for the boy'o's tonight, methinks!

Oh, the Continental Drift Update was late in coming through on the newswires...sorry about that. Santa is indeed NOW in Colorado!

Really Chuffed Snuffy's SS!


13 Nov 05 - 07:15 PM (#1604115)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Snuffy

So now Really Chuffed Snuffy's SS has a Really Chuffed Snuffy.


13 Nov 05 - 11:31 PM (#1604275)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stephen L. Rich

I'm begining to understand what the late, great "Lonesome" George Gobel meant when he said, "Did you ever get the feeling that the world is a tuxedo and that you're a pair of brown shoes?"

Stephen Lee


14 Nov 05 - 07:45 AM (#1604490)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

Oh Noooooo I have missed a post cos my computer died and now my SS might be all cross but I am still being VERY VERY VERY good.

....and strangely poetic

Oh Secret Santa with the Aussie Obsession
In geography you'll teach me a lesson
Who knows where around the globe is home
Or on what continents you roam
Around this goodness I'll continue to flex
And then I'll find you dwell in Essex

Mmmm not quite up to your quality....ho hum


Sarah


14 Nov 05 - 07:58 AM (#1604500)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Seaking

Still Santaless....


14 Nov 05 - 08:26 PM (#1605124)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

Dear Santa:

I am simply overwhelmed with joy at having heard from you. I don't know how much you know about me so I'll tell you a bit.

My family is from The Irish bronx and of recent Emigration. We are a fairly musical family with everyone playing an instrument or four. I was born in NYC and lived there through 1990. I am now in exile in Los Angeles, having moved here when I sold a Screenplay in 1990. I kicked about the film Industry in various postions and my Husband is still employed that way. I got rather disgusted with it and settled down to a quiet life of working from home.

We have a rustic cottage in an old part of Hollywood. it was originally home to workers at the Charlie Chaplin Studios about 10 blocks away (now owned by A & M records and the scene of many music videos). Our cottage is a bit crumbly around the edges and we are always trying to fix it up one way or another. It was built in the 1920s which makes it quite old as Los Angeles is concerned but rather young to most Mudcatters.

I have no children sadly and so I have a dog, a big blonde Alsatian whose name is Dude, but we call him Puppers. I have a couple of cats in the cottage and one cat UNDER the cottage. Most homes like mine were built atop a four-cornered foundation so air can flow underneath in summer and keep things cool. INKY, my subterranian cat, rules the under-part of the cottage.

I love to garden and am currently embarking on a grand re-design of the front yard. I've just gotten a huge shipment of bulbs from Holland and we're digging trenches all along the fence to lay in the White & yellow Alliums I bought. I'm going to put center mounds of white oriental lillies.

I also LOVE to cook. I collect heirloom recipes that have been passed down within families. I often publish articles about food, cooking and ethnic Cuisine. I also collect antique and/or old cooking utinsels and gadgets. I recently got a 50 year old Potato masher that made me SO happy. My next quest is to get one of those Cherry Stoning machines you clamp onto your table edge. Nothing would make me happier than to recieve a recipe from YOUR family that is greatly cherished.

I am relatively new to Mudcat ads an active member, having only hung out here for a couple of years. I did not begin participating in full until last year some time. Therefore, any old Mudcat memorabelia would be so nice.

And... I am dying for a tape and/or CD of that "Beatnik Prevert" song about Hildebrants Chicago Bust.

Hows that?


14 Nov 05 - 08:39 PM (#1605136)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Den's Delighted Yuletide Elf!

So many choices, so little time.......
How are you Den???
Where am I?????
Close enough to post your Pressies a bit later rather than sooner...
HOHOHO!


14 Nov 05 - 08:54 PM (#1605154)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sorcha

My Santa has checked in, but been pretty quiet of late....


15 Nov 05 - 04:43 AM (#1605316)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's SS

Hollow Hellofox, your prezzie is assembling
and ready (almost) for departure
the Elves are having a Delve and found
some things that will warm your heart,sure

so soon across the Mighty Main
your prezzie will be winging
so bring it in out of the rain
Yule know it cos'its singing!!!!<:o)


15 Nov 05 - 11:15 AM (#1605517)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Crystal's Wayfaring Wandering Santy....

Okay there's been some wandering by Santa and the head elf...
A little confusion, things left on the shelf
But a few cards should now be headed your way
As we finish preparations for the celebration day

On your side of the pond cocoa and cookies are not always left
and sherry and mince pie are more familiar instead.
But perhaps we'll have to ready you for this most special of nights
Prepare for Santa's sweet tooth with savory delights

Tradtions here call for nighties so new
Are you ready or naughty
Or perhaps both are true ????


15 Nov 05 - 12:27 PM (#1605601)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CLLR's Totally Frustrated Santa

SIGH! Every time I find the perfect gift for you, someone walks in here and says "NEAT! Can I have it?" and out it goes. At least one treasure has flown over the pond and resides not far from you. At this rate, I will be haunting the shopping malls on Christmas Eve.
Sorry, but it is better to give than receive, I've heard.


SS


15 Nov 05 - 03:11 PM (#1605743)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Elmer Fudd's Quiet but Busy Yuletide Gifter


15 Nov 05 - 03:18 PM (#1605749)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Elmer Fudd's Quiet but Busy Yuletide Gifter

Oooops - got trigger happy with the return key then!

Well, Elmer, I may have been quiet for a while - pressures of business and so on, but...

Even as we speak, my elves are winging their way towards Kashmir to provide relief on your behalf, with a token from myself as well.

But so that you don't feel left out as all the other 'catters open their mysterious parcels, Rudolf and the other reindeer are, even as we speak, combing the aisles of the superstores and shopping malls to find a little something just for you...


15 Nov 05 - 03:47 PM (#1605768)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

From farthest Southern waters.
And by the Southern Cross 'twill steer


Mmmmmm. Antipodean... or Kiwi perhaps... but gut feeling says uh huh - we're into convict territory here...

And a Sheila too...

Narrows it down a bit...

epn


15 Nov 05 - 11:05 PM (#1606113)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's Secret Santa

I am here dear carole. I have not forgotton you. Any requests before I haul off and send you kangaroo Jerky?


15 Nov 05 - 11:37 PM (#1606127)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Message for Sooz's SS from ELF

hey Santa:

I think this would be just perfect for SOOZ:


Meg The Wonder Pup as a reindeer

Whattaya think? Prolly too late to sew one up for this year though. Just a thought. I'll remind you earlier next year.


15 Nov 05 - 11:51 PM (#1606136)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,To SOOZ from ELF

No, I ain't your secret Santy but I have an online pressie for you. Go to the link below and you can play with a virtual Border Collie. You can even name her Meg and make her sing like Meg does. it's fun. Check it out:


Cyber-Border Collie

If you name her, the name shows up on her name tag and her snack bag. She can roll over, do sums for you and chase ladybugs.


16 Nov 05 - 04:19 AM (#1606211)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Oh I just love these messages!!! And it's even funnier because I know who you all are!!!!

Bruauahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Seaking - your Santa is a frequent flyer but has chosen to follow the old adage of it being better to refrain from speaking and be thought a fool than to open their mouth and remove all doubt.

Micca - your Santa is not known for being quiet usually... I can only put it down to a penchant for wandering.

El Punkoid - your Santa is a lunatic. Sorry, it was the luck of the draw.

KatLaughing - you are a naughty girl and shall surely get what you deserve. : )

Elmer Fudd - your Santa has been hunting wabbits on your behalf but as it is now turkey season, should be turning their mind to other pursuits.

Charmion - your Santa is small of stature but big of volume, with the attention span of a gnat. You will get a present, but it may be more Easter Bunny time than Santa!

Cllr - your Santa is a rose amongst thorns and consequently is busy being adored.

Mooman - I am deeply, deeply sorry. It just happened that way.

and Stephen L Rich - same goes for you. I can give you the number of a good psychiatrist if you desire but he's usually busiest just after Christmas.

SECSY
LTS


16 Nov 05 - 07:34 AM (#1606295)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

It gets better - Antipodean, female, lunatic... Narrows the field down a bit more every day!


16 Nov 05 - 07:57 AM (#1606319)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Oh this is so much fun!!!!!

EPN - if only you knew!!!

LTS


16 Nov 05 - 08:31 AM (#1606345)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Hummmmmm...incest, is it? I guess that means that Jenn and I have Santas who are sibs or parent/child. That opens a lot of possibilities...


16 Nov 05 - 11:50 AM (#1606505)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Pseudolus

Hey, I haven't been checking in here too often and from the looks of it my gorgeous SS has been busy! I'm looking forward to the delivery, whenever it is! This is kind of early but I hope to be able to hold out until Christmas day. what are the chances, huh? haha!

Frank


16 Nov 05 - 12:11 PM (#1606530)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Cllr

The perfect gift ** thinks** Hmmm a safe electoral constituency... but i need it it this country. But thanks for trying SS
I am sure your choice will be just what i deserve...

The clue is a rose amongst thorn I wonder if that relates to Briar and the Rose I will ponder some more. Cllr

PS to Champagne Carols SS: Carol already has one Jerk she doesn't need any more 8=)


16 Nov 05 - 04:24 PM (#1606703)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

Santa!!

Thank you for the post card, it is now on our fridge door! I can't quite make out the post mark only that it was posted in the UK, although from past experience of the secret santa this could mean absolutely nothing!

Thank you

Khatt...who is still being a good girl...honest!


16 Nov 05 - 06:42 PM (#1606792)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's travelling Santa

Weel, Sarah-lass ah'm back yince mair
Tae tak ye roond a toon sae fair
Come, walk throu Edinburgh wi' me
There's lots tae dae and mair tae see
Doon Castlehill, past court and close
Past St. Giles wi' the tomb o' Montrose
Along the Canongate, and then
Queen Mary's palace at the end
Noo, dae ye think ye can deduce
That this is whaur ah built ma hoose?


16 Nov 05 - 07:00 PM (#1606804)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

Keep watching the mail my dear Ms Phiddle. More is on the way.

The elves are busy searching out further goodies for your delectation.


17 Nov 05 - 02:54 AM (#1607029)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Art Brooks Abominably Awful anthropomorphic

But you still didn't tell me if you like chocolate!!!

I'll get grumpy again!

Love SS


17 Nov 05 - 04:53 AM (#1607063)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

Alas alack these travelling tales
and all this native speak
To muddle me up, it never fails
But the outlook's not too bleak
At least "thank God" you're not from Wales
So my pressie won't be a leek.

....actually I quite like leeks come to think of it!!!!!
Och the noo Santa. I'm getting better VERY slowly on me smallpipes

A VERY VERY VERY good Sarah


17 Nov 05 - 05:48 AM (#1607083)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Dearest Santa, (with or without Dougals & pink fuzziness), how are things in Fiji? Am quivering in anticipation of your chosen gift - or is that a result of the first decent frost? Please do not go to so much trouble on my behalf - though I have been good (of course), it is well known that little things please little minds. Any more little clues for this stoopid Santee?


17 Nov 05 - 05:48 AM (#1607084)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sorcha's Silly Secret Santa

Oh Sorcha dear, and I often hear you say it's been a while,
Since I was on the old Mudcat but now it's time to smile.
For your presents are assembled now, the finest I could glean.
They'll soon be on their way to you - but not from Skibbereen!


17 Nov 05 - 08:03 AM (#1607144)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bat Goddess

Secret Santa' flying minions strike again! (Sorry, this is the first chance I've had to post -- it was received in mailbox on Monday.)

The wee mermaid is WONDERFUL! I might put a pin back on her and wear her rather than walking around with my finger up her tush.

There was a, uh, scribbled "address" of sorts. Couldn't actually read it, though. And the machine-generated "stamp" is generic Great Britain. Hmmmm. (And the mermaid was made in China.)

Gotta run away to work (work work) .

Thank you, Santa!
Linn


17 Nov 05 - 08:21 AM (#1607157)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Dear Santa Ape: I enjoy good chocolate, but don't care much for the ones with fillings. Since my diet cop is limiting me to one piece a day (at my request), a box goes a l o n g way these days.


17 Nov 05 - 09:09 AM (#1607191)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Den

Oh you temptress you Santa. At least I believe you're a temptress. I could be wrong though.


17 Nov 05 - 11:56 AM (#1607316)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Crystal

Hi Santa, I'm a good little girl, and anything you hear to the contary is false...or wildly exaggerated...or I was drunk at the time...or I just wasn't careful to check for elves!

I always used to leave green ginger wine, or pernod for Santa when I was little, my Daddy dosn't like sherry so we never had any in the house!

The oh-so sweet and innocent Crystal (well one out of three isn't bad!)


17 Nov 05 - 12:08 PM (#1607329)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: open mike

well, you are still a secret to me santa.
a present from Royal Mail has arrived.
It was sent on Nov. 7 and contains three red-wrapped
goodies inside...i will TRY to wait til christmas
to open..

I didn't know you could send mail oversees with
'no return address....could this be from an
anonymous terrorist?

i will set thsm in a special place in hopes they
do not explode!

thank you, Laurel


17 Nov 05 - 12:16 PM (#1607335)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Uh-Oh Openmike... I've just checked who your Santa is... You might want to be investing in a sand bag or two.... and maybe one of those nice robots that investigate rubbish bins and ownerless suitcases.....?


Bruaahhahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

SECSY
LTS


17 Nov 05 - 03:55 PM (#1607487)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,open Mikes glaikit santa

Ach Lassie they dinny tick so you should be safe santa has been a bit under the weather so the damned elves hiv bin up tae all sorts. mind on lass its ma first attempt so I hope they are ok.

dash it liz old girl I am not that dangerous well not when ma sparing partners are touring > :-)


17 Nov 05 - 06:25 PM (#1607616)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Dangerous? Did I say you were dangerous?

LTS


17 Nov 05 - 07:58 PM (#1607695)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess' secret santa

You have the Mermaid! Did she tell about her travels? Watch your mailbox for her friends!

SS


17 Nov 05 - 11:29 PM (#1607849)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CapriUni's puzzled santa

hello, anyone home?

not a post anywhere since early October.

are you travelling the world buying presents for your santee? are you working on a pome to match those I wrote? are you trying out all those sanger recipes?

where are you?


18 Nov 05 - 12:39 AM (#1607878)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's sickly SS

Sorry Luv, I'm down with the flu. Seriously. I had wanted to wrap up some stuff and trundle it to the post. no trundling for me for a few days i'm afraid. Every time I sit up for more than 20 minutes my head feels as if it's going to explode. lemsip has been no help.

So, Cllr, if Carole won't tell me, maybe you can tell me what she likes to eat. I've crossed off the kangaroo Jerky from my list of prospective pressies.

tell me something about customs:

How specific ought we be about contents? If it's food, will it get held? if so, I would suppose food stuffs should all be in a separate box, eh?

What is Carole's Favorite colour?
Does she drink anything besdies Champagne?
If she were to get a plush animal toy, what type would she most likely want the most? For example, this SS likes Giraffes, Pandas and wolves. Does she have a favorite animal besides Cllr?

That's all for now - must go ice my head.


18 Nov 05 - 02:53 AM (#1607910)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MBSLynne

Blimey! If anyone can guess their SS it will be open Mike! There's only one person on the whole of Mudcat who speaks like THAT!

Love Lynne


18 Nov 05 - 04:23 AM (#1607939)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Shivering Santa to the Sagacious Stilly

How's the frost going? Do let me know how you get on with the paperclips. We're having our second morning of decent frost here. The wildlife in the garden is preparing for the winter, old Mr Fox has been along for his breakfast. Seems his first choice is chasing squirrels, followed by catfood from his bowl, but he's left the slightly out-of-date raw sausages for later - obviously not impressed, maybe I should cook them?

Fairly unbelievable I know, but the other day a Peregrine Falcon landed on my washing line, though I didn't see it myself. Some guests are absolutely certain about it though & we all feel that the 'bird-lawn' is becoming very attractive.

With all my previous clues you must be close to rousting me, I reckon a fair few UK Catters have sussed it by now....


18 Nov 05 - 05:36 AM (#1607970)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Well "Sagacious", I didn't guess you and I know who you are!!!!

Which reminds me, I must get some fat balls and put them up in the bay tree again.....

LTS


18 Nov 05 - 03:19 PM (#1608353)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Santa, come back...I didn't mean it, really. I DO believe in the reality of ol' Mapp & Lucia! **bg**


19 Nov 05 - 05:40 AM (#1608770)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

Dear Santa:

Joybell is sending me a CD of the Beatnik Prevert Song, so you don't have to go to any great lengths tryingfind a tape of it. Just thought you might like to know.

I do still want anything of Alaska Mikes though.


Did I mention I like Dahlias? Dahlia Tubers are kinda inexpensive and, if you live in the United States and have some in your yard, now's a great time to dig 'em up and seperate them for spring planting. So, if you DO live in the USA, and if you DO have Dahlia's in you yard, you could send me a tuber or 2 and I'd be a very happy Santee.

Actually, if you live in the USA, I'd love any seeds from your garden, especially herbs, mints, wildflowers, sunflowers and Milkweed. Yup, I said Milkweed. MY neighbor ripped out all my milkwood plants 2 years ago and the ppor monarchs have nothing to munch on when they stop over on their way to Mexico. Well, they do have some stuff to eat & but I could really use some Milkweed seeds. it's not the kinda thing you can get at the local OSH store.


Oh santa, do you like us to leave you cookies/biscuits on Christmas Eve or do you prefer Cheesecake brownies?


19 Nov 05 - 05:59 AM (#1608777)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler's tired but terrific SS

Dear Tannywheeler

you have not been forgotten. my elves are working hard and may bring you some light moments.

good wishes to you, dear Tannywheeler!

your VERY SECRET SANTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19 Nov 05 - 08:50 AM (#1608853)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,katlaughings SS at Worthington's ordering a

Scusa mia, caro mucio! It's so busy here in Tilling at the moment; Evie and Diva are busy sewing things for the padre's Christmas Fayre and Georgino is making the most exquisitely embroidered tea cosy. I'm driving around with Susan in the Rolls organizing everything - you must know the Wyses my dear - I think they have cousins out in Wyoming somewhere!
Well I have sent Grosvenor to the post office with a little card/clue for you - it really should be arriving any day now as it went by one of those flying machines
Au Reservoir
your SS xxxxx


19 Nov 05 - 01:55 PM (#1608976)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SharonA

A little bird rode upon a snail into my snail-mailbox, flew out and landed upon my shoulder, and told me to get on the 'Cat because I have a very distressed Santa pulling out fur there. So here I am, Santa! I'm OK and I'm so sorry to have worried you. You would be quite justified in sending me the coal and corncobs that the bird said I might receive for having been bad -- what could be worse than stressing out Santa?!? Please forgive me; I hang my head in shame and pray for Santabsolution.

You see, I have no internet access at home and must use computers at the local public libraries to visit Mudcat. Very often, I find that I can't open the Forum or threads -- in fact, today I can't open every page of this thread, but luckily I can open some of the pages. So, while I have the chance and before I get the "this page cannot be read" message again, I'll answer your questions about my likes and dislikes:

First and foremost, I like cats! I like anything that has anything to do with cats! I have a cat! Wish I could have more, but one is all I can afford right now, so please don't send kittens (much as I wish you could).

I like T-shirts and sweatshirts. In fact, I've been on a diet and I need clothing in my new size: Large.

I like info/postcards/books about the folklore of my Santa's area, especially unusual buildings (ever see the book "Weird US"? Stuff like that). I live near Doylestown PA, where the eccentric Henry Chapman Mercer built what are described as "concrete castles" 100 years ago, so I'm intrigued by similar eccentricities in other towns.

I like CD's by singer-songwriters who are humorists! (I am one myself.) Among my favorites are Wisconsin's Lou and Peter Berryman; they have just put out a new CD that I haven't bought yet. Already have all of Dierdre Flint's and Dan Hart's CDs but that might give you an idea of my tastes. Reaching back in time, I love Tom Lehrer's songs but I already have the complete library of his stuff. Also fond of Spike Jones and I have his Christmas CD but no others. If you know of any singer-songwriter-humorists local to your area, I'd love to be introduced to their music!

Dislikes include rap, angry-or-morose-singer-songwriter music, and chimpanzees. I have sarcoidosis so I cannot receive anything with a fragrance (like candles, potpourri or cologne). I also have a history of colitis and I have so many diet restrictions that it's best not to send food.

I think that covers the main points! I remember that we used to have to fill out a Secret Santa questionnaire, and I did so a couple of times (check my archives), but I forget all the questions. One of them was the Santee's age: I am 49, if that helps. I'll hit the Big Five-O (or it will hit me) next June. But I already have a cane, thanks!

Now, let's see if the library will let me send this post...

SharonA


19 Nov 05 - 02:52 PM (#1609018)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Yes, we had our first heavy frost this week. I think this weekend I'll pull up a Google map, then put the girls (Cinnamon and Poppy) on their leashes and go for a walk in the woods!

SRS


19 Nov 05 - 04:04 PM (#1609063)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Elmer Fudd

Thank ye kindly, O Santa Mio!

I've been doing some hard travelling on the long and winding road of late, but just took off my thirsty boots, booted up and got your happy message. I'm still trying to be good (but when I'm bad, I'm better, as Mae West once said) so as to deserve your kind attentions.

Grazie, Merci, Danke, Dhanyavad, Gracias, yada yada yada.....

Your ever lovin' Santee,

Elmer


19 Nov 05 - 04:09 PM (#1609066)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,William Shatner

500! Thank you very much.

- Bill


19 Nov 05 - 04:17 PM (#1609072)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Robbie Wilson's SS 009, licensed to gift

Dear Robbie,

Just popped in to drop you a hint or two. I hope you are keeping the wolves at bay where you live! Where I am:

The portals are golden
The natives are restless
The trees are rouged
The waters are peaceful

BUT

Who am I????????????

Hee hee ho ho ha ha

SS 009 : > )


19 Nov 05 - 04:31 PM (#1609079)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santical Signafication - 2005
From: GUEST,Tig's Mad Tannen- Bomber

Tig,

I can't tell you what WILL be in the box, but I'll tell you what i had to eliminate, for running out of room:

Anything to do with Aroma therapy has been eliminated, so Aw-ree-vi- dair-chee Aroma! That's more of a job for Scent-a-Claus anyway, and besides, there'll be plenty of good non-scents still within.


The Sea-Dee of nautical music. Since I'm at least one ocean away (Deep-ends off what direction you're coming from, actually), I can't be there to make sure you say "She-Santees sing sea shanties shamefully by the seashore" ten times fast without making a mistake before you're allowed to open it. Besides, I'm told that such harsh measures are specifically prohibited in the Geneva Conventions.

"Yes Virginia, there IS a shanty claus!"

....and don't bother typing it out, either! (I know I, for one, could probably SAY it right faster than I could type it right.)


I would send you some examples of "local color", but my spy elves Elf-Alpha and his assistants Spanky and Buckwheat tell me you have some dead leaves already. Too bad, as they were very afordable.....


They also tell me that you've cancelled your tropical vacation, so you know what THAT means--

"No tanning balm, no tanning balm......"


....and I tramped in search all through the vintage, but I couldn't remember where the wreath of grapes was stored, so maybe you'll have to wait 'til next year on that.


All the pffefers slipped their nooses, so there'll be no cookies...


All of which means you'll have to gratefully settle on the soon-to-arrive bounteous box of carefully mixed blessings from .....


The Great And Almighty.....


CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (cue in spooky music)


....And maybe some Jalapena Purina to feed your firecat!


19 Nov 05 - 04:40 PM (#1609081)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Sighing with Relief Santa

THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I will send my "present hunting" elves out immediately!


19 Nov 05 - 04:50 PM (#1609089)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SharonA

You're welcome, Santa! Glad to hear I'm still in your good graces. I'll post to the Official Hints Thread on Monday when the library reopens. For now, I must log off as it is about to close for the weekend. Have a nice weekend, and don't fall into that hole in the ice at the North Pole!

Sharon


19 Nov 05 - 05:21 PM (#1609113)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Sicknals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tig's Mad Tan Embalmer

Ko-reck-shunz-

1)Should be "shanty clause" to make the least sense.

2)should be pronounced "Holla-peen-ya Pew-reen-ya" with a couple of ~~'s grafted on.


The Great And Almighty......

CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)

....has (belatedly re-)spoken!


19 Nov 05 - 08:10 PM (#1609202)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's snowy benefactor

Ho, Ho, Ho

It's the bloke in the red suit again, just to warn you of an impending delivery. I've had to use a couple of seasonal workers, they mean well, but I'm not sure of their aim.. so it would be helpful if you could paint a large cross on your roof, or just flash the house lights on and off for the next few days..... oh , and wear something on your head!!!

watch the skies!!!

P.S. I have included a few greetings cards that a Mudcat friend of mine would like sent from Alaska to places in Britain (I never go near the place myself since they started charging me for entering 'congestion zones' and clamping the sleigh , always get a helper to do it), it's for something called 'a wheeze' or a 'wind-up', and have included a little something extra for your inconvenience . -well, must fly... got to collect my boots from the menders


19 Nov 05 - 08:48 PM (#1609218)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Emma B's SS

Your Christmas present is winging it's way to you now. A little early but such are the whims of the US Postal Service. You may peek,but don't open til Christmas!


20 Nov 05 - 06:17 AM (#1609354)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Emma B

It's true Children - there is a Santa!

Thank you Santa dear, I'm feeling more than a little 'peaky' at the moment. If, however, you give me your assurance that the package does not contain a large hand-made buffalo milk cheese or a Maine lobster (one can dream!) I promise not to open it before Yuletide.

I am allowed to shake, sniff........?

ooops! - I'm already doing that :>)

Your anticipating Santee.........


20 Nov 05 - 11:44 AM (#1609483)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

Santa!

Thank you for the post card. It arrived yesterday! Although I have to say I am not a Kate and never have been.

Khatt...still being good!!


20 Nov 05 - 12:08 PM (#1609490)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Emma B's SS

Buffalo milk-cheese! It never entered my mind. And Maine is a long way from here, but a beautiful place to visit if you ever get the chance. No dear Emma, you'll just have to wait and see.


20 Nov 05 - 12:18 PM (#1609496)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tig

Oh wonderful Santa I wait with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation to find out what will be in my box of surprises.

However I may have to feed the Purina to Attitude, the cat who likes hot and spicey stuff as Firecat read you posting and decided that she doesn't.

Hope all your Christmas plans are trotting along nicely and that you will manage a break on Christmas Day with all the jobs done.

Lots of love and hugs
xxxxxxxxx


20 Nov 05 - 10:30 PM (#1609889)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Whooo hooo! Time's flying. I need to get a box in the mail to someone somewhere in the world pretty soon.


20 Nov 05 - 10:47 PM (#1609899)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: CapriUni

Dear Puzzled Santa:

Yes, I have been buying pressies for my Santee, and yes I have been writing pomes (one of which can be found here).


But also, I have been wrestling with my Secret Santa Sleigh -- as you know, we stand-ins often have to do with the secondhand used models, and mine went into the shop just before Halloween. I just got it back a few days ago.

But, most of all, I was foolish enough to sign up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and have committed myself to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days (Gods, help me!). Thankfully, I just broke the 40,000 word mark, tonight.

(and no, it will not turn out to be readable, but that's not the point) :-)

And a note to my Santee (whoever you are: Don't worry, I have not forgotten you!


21 Nov 05 - 03:58 AM (#1610004)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Charmions' Charming Cheeky Chappie with Chut

Well my dear; I was checking you out the other day. Not bad really, but you could do something with your work clothes; maybe a whimsical pin or a little purple streak in your hair?

After careful consideration of your working practices and homelife, Santa has decided you have been...

...


...


...


...


...


GOOD this year, so something will be winging its way to you somehow, although, the elf is a bit poorly so it may be more like an Easter Bunny gift.

CCCCC


21 Nov 05 - 04:48 PM (#1610513)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CapriUni's relieved Secretive Santa

no coal for you, CapriUni, you certainly have been good, keep up the good work, only 10,000 words to go, but don't forget to let out a few pomes between chapters for relaxation.


21 Nov 05 - 05:05 PM (#1610528)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Capri-Uni, your SS is not the only one to be relieved to hear from you! Goodonya for breaking the 40,000!!!! AND, for getting the sleigh back in working order.


Now, to my SS...delighted to hear from you dahling...these times can be so tiresome when one must visit the shops at such busy times, wot? Do have a spot of tea and scone for me, will you? And remember, I am your most grateful recipient....kat:-)


21 Nov 05 - 05:14 PM (#1610541)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: RobbieWilson

SS009,

I puzzle away about who you are so far I have no idea. But I could drink a case of you and still be on my feet.


22 Nov 05 - 11:44 AM (#1611265)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Champagne Carol

Dear Secret Santa,

I'm really sorry to hear that you have flu - must be really miserable, I do hope you feel better soon. In fact the best present I could have is for you to get well, so concentrate on that! Big friendly hug!

In terms of stuff I like, anything cuddly (if you've met Cllr you'll see the connection!), favourite colours are the autumnal ones, reds, greens & browns mostly, I love Christmas stuff (I just bought an 8 foot high Xmas tree for us so something to hang on it that would remind me of you year after year would be lovely) and I like most fluffy toys (although they have to look friendly rather than be a particular species). I drink most things, but avoid food that has artificial sweetners in cos they don't agree with me, and I don't often drink French champagne, mostly I prefer Aussie sparkling wines or Spanish cava.

I hope this helps, but as I said, the best gift I could have is knowing my Secret Santa is getting well.

Love & hugs,
Carol

PS - I think I've been good, please let me know if I have to try harder for the rest of the year!


22 Nov 05 - 12:10 PM (#1611284)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Tannywheeler

AAAAAArrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!
Poetry that is fun on this thread, note from Santa Barbara(Calif?), postcard about Berkeley(Calif?)--BOX from Australia????!!!!! I think Santa's a foreign person--he/she keeps "heh heh heh"ing. I wish I knew Mudcatters better. (Hubby says I can't open it yet. Nertz.)             Tw


22 Nov 05 - 06:25 PM (#1611532)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's ever roaming Santa

Now, let us speed across the pond
I'll swish and flick my magic wand
And take you to a little place
Which holds its own in time and space
A tiny town called Marblehead
Could this be where I placed my bed?
Just north of Boston, on the coast
From there I raise my glass in toast
And spare a thought for yesteryear
The Salem witches lived quite near..


22 Nov 05 - 07:04 PM (#1611554)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze's Silent Secret Santa's photo archive

                      
















Pictured above: Jaze's Silent Secret Santa pauses from a long day of toymaking to pose outside his quaint, white-stucco workshop at the North Pole. Santa is dressed in his white suede summer suit trimmed with white fur and accented by white mittens and boots, as this photo was taken before the sun had set for the winter. Note that the Arctic wind has blown Santa's white hair and beard across his face, and has scattered snow across the overcast sky, making it all but impossible to see the present for Jaze that Santa is holding up for the camera.


22 Nov 05 - 08:40 PM (#1611633)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze

I can almost see it!! Thanks Santa.


23 Nov 05 - 06:17 PM (#1612368)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler's SS's freewheelin' elf

Tannywheeler the fair, I ramble and roam;
from sea to shining sea, dappled with foam.
From continent to continent, pillar to post;
To bring you joy, yea-- for you, gloom is toast.
Your Santa is EVERYWHERE and so are the elves
To keep holiday looniness heaped on your shelves.

xxxx oooo : > ) your Santa's little helper, bouncing around the land of fruits and nuts


24 Nov 05 - 12:23 PM (#1612911)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

'ello Santa!

Thank you very much for my parcel...it arrived this morning...and me being me, I opened it!

I am going to use a phrase my hubby has used recently and say....I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it before. It is something that SINSULL and Jacqui C would have been proud of sending!!! *G*

I have it hung on out living room door

Thank you

Khatt....who reallyis a good girl!


24 Nov 05 - 01:38 PM (#1612965)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's smugly smiling Santa

Well, young lady, my elves have selected a small collection of delights for your Yuletide perusal....

They will be making their way to your mailbox as soon as my deliverance elves have got their goggles and gloves on!


24 Nov 05 - 10:40 PM (#1613275)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

I wish my Santa would post some hints for me...


25 Nov 05 - 06:32 AM (#1613426)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Mrs Cobble

My secret santa is very quiet , not a word since 7th. October. I do hope all is well. Ihave been very good honest!
MrsC


25 Nov 05 - 06:46 AM (#1613433)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

I had a few theories.. they have all melted. Santa is being very quiet. I'm wondering.. wandering a bit, too.

fred


25 Nov 05 - 07:52 AM (#1613464)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Slack Santa

Quiet? Moi? Perish the thought! I considered limiting myself to a lump of coal or two, but I decided that your overall marvelousity outweighed your recent deviations from the straight-and-narrow. Besides, I had to wait for Mrs. Claus to finish knitting the socks. So, having searched the wide world over, your SS pressie has now been (more or less) assembled. It should all be boxed up and in the mail in the next day or so, and on its long and tortuous way to New South Wales.


25 Nov 05 - 08:01 AM (#1613472)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

thank you Santa. that is very kind of you.

Santa Claus,
i want some clues
my little mind
is all a-fuzzle
geography, geometry
and a compass
have not solved the puzzle
santa, you are kind and true
I wonder, i just wonder whooo...

a contemplative freda

distracted by the distant sound of a ....


25 Nov 05 - 08:07 AM (#1613474)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

Well, Mrs Phiddle

I hope that was a complement!

The elves have been working long and hard to bring some interesting gifts for your approval. They are having some problems as you are so familiar with the place I live that it is a task to find something different, but never fear, come Christmas Day there will be goodies to be found.


25 Nov 05 - 08:30 AM (#1613489)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Secretive Santa

Fredale, I'm not sure what else I can say...other than that my MudName has seven different letters in it. What have I said so far:

I am about as far north as you are south, I'm barely 2/3 as far west as you are east. Hint: look at longitude and latitude numbers.

A clue you'd like. Or something better? One of your's is me. Just add a letter. Hint: look back at your clues, and it isn't one of the letters you've mentioned so far.

Maybe I should just admit it when I see you in MudChat?


25 Nov 05 - 02:48 PM (#1613731)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mrs Cobble's tired and overworked SS

Mrs Cobble, Mrs Cobble,
Lack of patience is the Probble,
You must take a breath and relax yourself awhile.
Your Secret Santa is still working,
Don't be worried that I'm shirking,
Your pressie, I am sure, will make you smile.

If a hint is what you're after,
Then I hope you find some laughter,
That will chuckle all the way down to your bones.
For the gift that I am sending,
Does not need assembly or mending,
Its a CD that is mostly all my own.

Happy Holidays,
Santa


25 Nov 05 - 04:40 PM (#1613768)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

'ello Santa

It was indeed a compliment.

Now the clue...I'm so familiar with the place you live....no...I can't think at the moment...will have to ponder on that one!!

Khatt x


25 Nov 05 - 07:52 PM (#1613865)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

those clues are so good, Santa. if only I could work them out - will have to drop by the chat & count a little!

freda


25 Nov 05 - 08:27 PM (#1613877)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

I am filing a complaint!
My SS's present has arrived with a big ugly sign on it forbidding me from opening it before December 25. I am not good at waiting. And shaking it tells me nothing.
Can I at least have a hint?
SINS


25 Nov 05 - 09:12 PM (#1613892)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,tannywheeler's magical SSantette

Dear Tannywheeler

some secret santa words for you:

joy

delight

happiness

mellow

...

breathe them in and enjoy... until your
REAL SS pressie arrives!!


your very

SECRET santa!!


27 Nov 05 - 06:11 AM (#1614581)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,JennyG's slightly worried SS

is anybody there?


27 Nov 05 - 06:14 AM (#1614582)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: ShadyLady

I haven't heard anything for a while, are you still there?


27 Nov 05 - 06:51 AM (#1614595)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: bfdk

I haven't heard anything at all. ARE you there?

Does it still pay to be good??

Bente


27 Nov 05 - 10:15 AM (#1614676)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's flying SS

Again, the southern hemisphere
But not Australia this time, Dear
We're off to where the llamas wander
And, in the sky, the mighty condor
Above the Titicaca's shores
His wings unfolds and proudly soars
While down below zampoñas call
Charangos out to have a ball
Now, let us see if you believe
That this is where I really live ;-)


27 Nov 05 - 02:37 PM (#1614854)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsulls Cryptic Clue Santa

My elves have been working well Mary, I think they perhaps could do with a Christmas bonus.

Now, just you make sure that there's no peeking into that parcel before Christmas Day otherwise the other goodies planned for you will turn into oofle dust.

Hmmm, you want a hint. Just let me think about that! Ho ho ho perhaps one of my reindeer could be of assistance.


27 Nov 05 - 05:12 PM (#1614932)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: hilda fish

Mmmmmmmmmm........ I guess I've just been sooooooooooo bad I'm not even worth giving a hint to!   Ah well, no point in trying to be good................ is there?


27 Nov 05 - 05:18 PM (#1614936)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Helen's jumping around hyper-active sss

Through the air
Over the sea
Let's be fair
To you not me
A postcar first
To say 'ullo m'dear'
A drink to thirst
And then - pressies here!


27 Nov 05 - 06:53 PM (#1615012)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: JennieG

I'm still here Santa, I have been very busy lately and I was away for the weekend.

And I have been very, very, very, very good.......

Cheers
JennieG


27 Nov 05 - 06:55 PM (#1615017)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

Oh crap! Not another low up moose head for my wall. One is more than enough.


28 Nov 05 - 05:48 AM (#1615307)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Emma B

Thank you Santa dearest - your parcel and the first snow of the season have just arrived!
I promise I won't peek.........


28 Nov 05 - 06:28 AM (#1615331)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,American Santa has Qs for other Santas in UK

OK - MY special l'ul Santee lives in The UK. Last year I spent a fortune on shipping charges only to have the pressies get stuck in customs. What's a US Santa to do? All you UK santas help us US Santa's out with some links to good Online stores in The UK that ship to the UK. I checked out Amazon UK and wasn't all that impressed although I did find a couple of nice pressies.

Tell me o ye UK Santas, where dost thou find totally sinful chocolates online in The UK?

Where dost thou also-eth find good prices on spirits, wine etc.?

How about seasonal plants/flowers/wreaths?

where elseth dost thou find other yummies such as maybe:
Gourmet goodies
Cookies/baked goods
Cheese
maybe some steaks or something
(here in the USA, that would be Omaha steaks -yum)

while you UK Santas are at it, link me up with anything else ya think I need to look at.

Thank you in advance

American Santa


28 Nov 05 - 09:51 AM (#1615464)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Dear SS, I am grinning like the "Cheshire" cat, having received my bee-you-tee-full card from you. Clever, not using a postage stamp with any of the royal family on it, and the postmark was faint, but we kats have keen vision, as well as smell and whiskers...so Chesire it is! Unless of course, you have friends in Chesire places who help out in fooling!

Anyway, you have made me very *Happy*!!! I think you may be, too!

luvyakat


28 Nov 05 - 10:54 AM (#1615522)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Firecat

My Santa's disappeared. Not a peep have I heard since October 8, so I'd like to take this opportunity to say "I've been good, honest!" I've not scratched or burnt anybody!


28 Nov 05 - 12:13 PM (#1615574)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Emma B's SS

I'm glad to know your package arrived safely. Now comes the hard part...waiting! You may peek if you must but don't open till Christmas, it's only 27 more days!


28 Nov 05 - 02:46 PM (#1615664)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsull's santa

Are you ass-uming the wrong end perhaps?


28 Nov 05 - 02:51 PM (#1615667)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Helen

Ahh! Thank you Santa! I am looking forward to your postcard & pressies. Maybe then I'll get a clue about who or where you are. You haven't given me any clues so far so I have been left guessing.



Helen,
a happy Santee!


28 Nov 05 - 03:21 PM (#1615694)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Megan L

Noo whaurs ma santa gaen hids no fair leavin a lassie in suspenders like this. am i right in USA?


28 Nov 05 - 03:28 PM (#1615700)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Answers to American SS with Q's

Scrummy chocolates

fabulous flowers

gorgeous gifts

classy gifts

some more scrummy chocolates

gifts that give to charity

Hope this helps, good luck!!


28 Nov 05 - 03:30 PM (#1615703)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

No clues from my Santa so far, but I can be patient.


28 Nov 05 - 03:40 PM (#1615715)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,More answers for US Santa's Q's

adopting animals

some drinkipoos!

stuff from the chemist

it's electric

last minute gifts

innovations

interesting cards


29 Nov 05 - 12:48 PM (#1616459)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

Just for laughs, I clicked on some of those links. Look what's on sale at the drinkee link!

BENOIT SERRES - Violette Liqueur   Was £17.79 - Now £16.21
70cl Bottle £ 16.21 Buy
6x 70cl Bottles £ 97.28 Buy
A violet-flavoured liqueur made with the oil of violets and vanilla.

Now, I might have some Violet flavoured gum or losenges occasionally, but you mean to tell me that you UKers drink this stuff? Eeeeeewwwwwww.
That'd be like drinking perfume, no?


Oh by the wa.. SANTA!
I've tried ever so hard to be good. please don't send me coal since it's of no use to me. Los Angeles is very warm! Please also, do not send me any Violette Liqueur. If I were so inlined, I have plenty of stinky perfume to drink.

I hope you are well Santa. Please tease me a little. it's so much more fun that way.


29 Nov 05 - 12:51 PM (#1616464)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Megan L

weel Santa i will try be good an haud aff till the day
it all seems fine an come the time i'll say hip hip hooray


29 Nov 05 - 04:19 PM (#1616629)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

UH OH. I think I might prefer another blow up moose head.

Meantime, I am sending off my SS's package tomorrow. Hope he/she likes his/her goodies.

SINS


29 Nov 05 - 09:50 PM (#1616851)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Alaska Mike

My Secret Santa present has arrived, YAY!!!   And unlike Sinsull's mine has no annoying sign on it telling me to wait until Christmas. If fact, I was instructed to open mine immediately and mail off the additional items to unsuspecting individuals who will then think that the Anchorage postmark is where they originated. Thank you Santa, my present is great.

I always appreceate a good mind game. So if you get something postmarked Anchorage, Alaska, it MAY or MAY NOT be from me. You will just have to wait until Christmas to find out. I love this secret sh*t.

Happy Hollidays to all,
Mike


29 Nov 05 - 11:29 PM (#1616904)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

The weather is cold, it is almost December, and it begins to feel like Christmas! I have a wonderful stack of cards and packages from my Secret Santa and am going to begin to work through the puzzles of map and compass orienteering here, of map reading and Mudcat research for there (UK), and a little timely unpacking of packages for all.

I hope to report back very soon!

SRS


30 Nov 05 - 04:36 AM (#1617005)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work

I've just posted my SS's present and it cost £36 in postage....I think next year I am going to rethink packaging etc!!


30 Nov 05 - 04:49 AM (#1617010)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Mmmm?
G.


30 Nov 05 - 04:50 AM (#1617011)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Hammond's SS

Dear Mr Hammond,

A little birdy-elf told me that your present Part 1 had arrived and that you were pleased with it. That's excellent!

Now I must think of Part 2... something local perhaps? Hmmm...

All best wishes

Your SS somewhere cold...


30 Nov 05 - 05:57 PM (#1617545)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SharonA

Hello, Smugly Smiling (Stress-reduced) Secret Santa! ...and thank you for referring to me as a "young" "lady" (I wouldn't call myself either one, but all things are relative, I suppose... *grin*). I await your delivery elves' delivery with bated breath.

Hmmm, I wonder if they could throw in a molar to replace the one I broke Thanksgiving Eve? All I want for Christmas is my one back tooth! (My dentist says I'll have to settle for a crown on New Year's Eve's Eve...)


30 Nov 05 - 06:28 PM (#1617571)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Snowy Benefactor

HO HO HO!
Glad the package has arrived, now a little poem wot I wrote, as the reindeer season has arrived......


In a cute little town in Alaska
they're quick to stop and then ask ya
is that smell due to you?
or the sole of your shoe?
so move on quick or they'll cuss ya

thank you and goodnight
now my boots are mended, it's back to the Harley...
ohhh dam, it's snowing....... Kawasaki then.


30 Nov 05 - 06:34 PM (#1617575)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

CatsPhiddle - maybe you shouldn't have got your Santee that solid gold plectrum holder with integral music stand and guitar case.....


LTS


30 Nov 05 - 06:38 PM (#1617580)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

Yeah you're probably right Liz...but they looked so good!!


30 Nov 05 - 06:57 PM (#1617595)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Get yer grubby hands off my plectum!


30 Nov 05 - 08:35 PM (#1617665)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Giok's Secret Santa's Social Secretary

Sorry ya ain't 'eard from yer Santa, but she 'as been verry bizzy lookin' fer haggus-scented soap-on-a-rope.


01 Dec 05 - 04:36 AM (#1617901)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

Hey Art - nice plecs!

LTS


02 Dec 05 - 04:24 AM (#1618281)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfoxes SS

oh witch, oh witch lend me your broomstick
right fol-lol-di-ri diddle-i-day
I've a prezzie to deliver and to do it right quick
with Gerald Gardner,Alex Sanders, old Starhawk, Scott Cunningham, Old Dorothy and Aleister Crowley and all
Your Gift*is on its way















*Not in the German sense of the word Though


02 Dec 05 - 06:31 AM (#1618339)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfoxes SS

Oh when ,oh when, will my prezzie come soon?
right fol-lol-di-ri diddle-i-day
Look out for it coming 'twixt now and Full Moon
with Gerald Gardner,Alex Sanders, old Starhawk, Scott Cunningham, Old Dorothy and Aleister Crowley and all
Your SS


02 Dec 05 - 10:24 AM (#1618520)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stilly River Sage

Got another post card. Hmmm. There's a big clue. . .

Blue tits? Who in the UK has blue tits?


02 Dec 05 - 11:21 AM (#1618565)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Micca

Srs, most wimmen it is Bloody Cold just now!!!


02 Dec 05 - 11:24 AM (#1618575)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Charmion

Blue tits? You get those by standing too long at the Number 1 bus stop in January without your woolly vest.

Now to my agenda: My Secret Santa doesn't think my work wardrobe is up to much -- Gee whillickers, you mean to say you elf people can peer in the windows of National Defence Headquarters? Doesn't that upset the military police? Or are you the military police?

That would explain the red cap.

I'm not sure a purple stripe in my hair is really suitable for a middle-aged lady editor. Filed teeth, on the other hand ... or a bone through the nose ... ?


02 Dec 05 - 11:45 AM (#1618603)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

I won't get my present until after Christmas now. I'm in the UK until 28 December, travelling around between friends and family.

Please Santa, make sure the package is addressed to Jacqui Morse. The previous owners of the house we have moved to were my brother in law and his wife, Jeannie. Any mail addressed to J Morse is being forwarded to another address.........


02 Dec 05 - 03:03 PM (#1618773)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

I got another mysterious PC from NC today. Santa, what are you up to???
Giok

9 mile prairie???


02 Dec 05 - 04:58 PM (#1618845)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Micca's confused secret Santa

Micca, it looks like you have two secret Santas! I'm the ss liz PM'd with your address, and my gift is on the way to you from the USA. This is the first message I've posted here.

Through wind, rain, sleet and snow
Your pressie is on the way to Plaistow


02 Dec 05 - 05:26 PM (#1618859)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Micca

This is confusing, you mean the poster of 13 November 10.23 am is NOT You????


02 Dec 05 - 07:51 PM (#1618963)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

I want to open it NOW!!!!!
I hate Christmas.


02 Dec 05 - 08:02 PM (#1618978)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Hollowfox

Ooo! Ooo! This is wonderful! You must be psychic, as I don't remember putting anything like this on my wish list. And now that I'm trying to thank you in advance, my Ashcroft Cat (remember, its said he thinks that tricolor cats are "of the devil" - check snopes.com) is walking all over me and the keyboard purring like mad. Hmmm. Can I open the pressie a bit early, say, on the 21st?


02 Dec 05 - 08:09 PM (#1618982)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsull's SS

NO! NO! NO! ---- Naughty Sinsull, don't even think of having a crafty peek into that parcel.

You say that you don't want another moose head, so what do you hope is in that parcel?

What would you like to be in the next one?

Santa x


03 Dec 05 - 05:56 AM (#1619143)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Hollowfoxes SS

Of Course, Yule IS Yule after all and Yule Rules OK!!!!
oh BTW " How many witches does it take to change a light bulb???"














Into What??


03 Dec 05 - 05:56 AM (#1619144)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

Thank you Santa for the post card...it arrived in the week....my you do get around!! *G*


03 Dec 05 - 05:22 PM (#1619486)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sian's contrite SS

I have your present, but just as I was about to wrap it, I saw that all of the green wrapping paper was missing. It turns out that the mossrot got into the reindeer fodder, and they ate the paper. It took a while to get everything cleaned up, cured, and straightened out. So now I hope to get it posted on Monday. (so sorry) Your lovin' Sian'sSS


03 Dec 05 - 09:24 PM (#1619575)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's Secretive Claws

cat-proof pressies are on the way, well, one might be very attractive to curious felines.

Round and round and round it goes ...


03 Dec 05 - 10:29 PM (#1619593)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

Santa...do you play the banjo?


04 Dec 05 - 06:30 AM (#1619695)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

I'm REALLY confused now... but sniggering.....

LTS


04 Dec 05 - 08:03 AM (#1619728)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Santa's (A)ssistant

Oh crap bother - your Santa won't let me send off the Moose head. I'd cleaned it up quite a lot, too. Now what am I supposed to do with it? No, don't bother to answer that.

Actually, you're right with your guess - your Santa does indeed play own a banjo - does that get you any closer?

I've been reading last year's threads (part of me job description, innit?) and I see you were jumping to conclusions about your Santa then, too.

(sings): When will they ever learn?
When will they eeeeever learn?

hee hee hee
SS(A)S


04 Dec 05 - 09:39 AM (#1619768)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsull's SS

You're up and around bright and early this morning my helpful elf. Perhaps you had better just get on with your work and stop teasing Sinsull. Just remember I do have to find a home for that moose head.

Mary, whatever makes you think that I can get music outta my banjo?


04 Dec 05 - 11:22 AM (#1619806)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

Dear Santa,
Thank you for not allowing that idiot elf who was probably part of last year's conspiracy to send me a moth eaten moose head. The blow up one is trouble enough.
For that, I will be a good girl and stop shaking the package, soaking it in water to see if it floats, etc. Only 21 more days to go.
SINSULL, on her best behavior


04 Dec 05 - 09:53 PM (#1620120)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,ShadyLady's Secretive (yet apologetic) Santa

ShadyLady,

I apologise profusely for having gone missing for so long; this time of year is the worst for becoming ill, especially if you have people expecting things of you...

So long as you aren't offended by creatures of the feline persuasion, I think I know just what to send you. ;) Any last-minute suggestions would be helpful, however. It appears you're into the gothic style... is there any specific element or variety you prefer?

>^@_@^< (ShadyLady's secretive and apologetically ill santa-type person)


04 Dec 05 - 10:04 PM (#1620124)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Micca's secret santa

No, Micca, I didn't post way back when. I sent a PM to Liz to alert her to the situation. She assures me that this other person is not another "official" secret santa. So, it looks like you're a popular man and have two santas. Your pressie is due to arrive at your doorstep around the middle of December, if it hasn't already. It's from the USA.

Your secret Santa.


04 Dec 05 - 11:16 PM (#1620160)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Limpet's Loopy Elf

Hello, Dear Limpet!

I know I haven't posted any new hints in a long time, but there have been some technical diffeculties here at Secret Santa Central that made posting rather diffecult. I hope, however, to get your package in the post to you before the week is out.

In the meantime, I thought you'd like to see what Spethan, the Typo Gremlin looks like. He's the one agreed to help me wrap your pressies, and get them in the mail. If you click here, you can see a picture of him.

As you can see, he has very long fingers, and an extra pinky on each hand. That extra pinky is his "pixie pinky" and it's a magic finger. He uses it to change letters in the words you type, and he can sometimes change things he touches, too.

He assures me, however, that he will be very careful when wrapping your pressies, and where magic-proof gloves. I sure hope they're heavy-duty, because I wouldn't want you to get the wrong pressie!

Keep your fingers crossed!

Yours, with fond regards,
L.E.


05 Dec 05 - 05:53 PM (#1620685)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Rab_Noolas Clueless Foolish Santa

Oh dear, silly me, I've lost both the address and the wish-list of my poor Santee, Rab_Noolas, and precious time is running out. Could you please post your list again and make sure Liz gives out your right address again, so that I can avoid shortchanging you, Dear Rab?

Thanks and apologies,

RNCFS


06 Dec 05 - 09:54 AM (#1621132)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Santa...Running Late

well, your package is on its way - 8120 miles, or 13068 km, or 7056 nautical miles (whatever you prefer) as the sandhill crane flies. Of course, neither Santa's jackalopes nor any more mundane method necessarily goes in a straight line. Amazingly, in an unusual fit of governmental efficiency (or lies), it seems that the faster methods of mailing a package that distance are also the least expensive. Please do not open until the Solstice Holiday of your choice...or before you get it, if you are the impatient sort.


06 Dec 05 - 10:22 AM (#1621175)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Maire-aine's Puzzled Santy

Well ho ho and bloomin' ho ho and all that jazz, your package in on its way. Please note the instructions on the outside. DO NOT OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS! Remember Santa knows if you follow instructions, and package might just self destruct if opened before the day!!
Have yoursel;f a merry little Christmas, [I was tempted to type Xmas just to annoy CH   he he]

MAPS


06 Dec 05 - 10:23 AM (#1621177)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SS

600 btw


06 Dec 05 - 11:01 AM (#1621207)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Curmudgeon's connivingly cunning santa claus

My elves have finished their shopping trip and are packing it up ready to pop on the express sleigh to yoooooo!

Love and kisses
Your Secret Santa


06 Dec 05 - 12:02 PM (#1621260)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,katlaughing's SS

Caro micio, I'm grinning like the original Cheshire Cat 'cos I finally found the purr fect present! Sorry it's a little old and worn around the edges - but then after all which of us is not?

OK - there is already a parcel slowly making it's way but look out for a little extra by express reindeer - he did say his name was Comet!

Love from Santa's house xxxxxxx


06 Dec 05 - 03:46 PM (#1621428)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Calling RT-W!

It's on its way: first something insignificant, then la vrai chose.

Your Secret Santa


06 Dec 05 - 06:14 PM (#1621517)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess' secret santa

Hi your Goddessness your pressie is winging its way to you watch the mailbox!

HoHoHo

SS


06 Dec 05 - 06:49 PM (#1621540)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Giok's Santa's Secretary

Wud some power
The giftie gie us
To know how lang
Fer the post between us....

An' dinna open 'til christmas.


06 Dec 05 - 10:16 PM (#1621639)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Robbie Wilson's SS 009, licensed to gift

Robbie,

Are the post-elves finding you at your new address? They have been dispatched a few times.

SS 009

PS: A bit of Joni Mitchell with the eggnog, eh? Ho ho ho.


06 Dec 05 - 10:22 PM (#1621640)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: bobad

Some gift ideas for the thumpers http://www.christianshirts.net/


07 Dec 05 - 01:50 AM (#1621707)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Helen!

Didn't mean to keep you guessing
Did send a postcard to give you a hint
I really hope I have your blessing
And your eye has a little bit of a glint
If I say to you, but just this once
Eight o's is what it's famous for
Now it's hard; so don't feel a dunce
Maybe I can offer you a little bit more?
Well .. it's south of north and east of west
Depending of course, where you are
There now, I've given it my very best
You have to work out the near or far
As you wait for your Secret Santa present
I just hope its a wonderful surprise
Only a day or two before THE DAY
Is when I've planned for it to arrive.


07 Dec 05 - 03:40 AM (#1621731)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Helen

Hell, Secret Santa,

I went to the Post Office box today and your postcard was there. Thank you!

Oddly enough I have been drawn to various Buddha figures in shops in the last couple of weeks, and especially the ones just like the one in your postcard.

Tricky Santa, I'm not much good at guessing games but I wonder if your clues point to longitude & latitude, i.e where Greenwich meridian meets the equator? No that's in the middle of the ocean near Africa.

I give up!

Helen


07 Dec 05 - 04:05 AM (#1621741)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Funny that, I know a Mudcatter who lives in a place with 8 Os, but I shan't breathe a word ☺☻

Thank you my SSs Sec for your Rabbie Burns sampler, I await with eager anticipation, my sumptious gift. o<¦¬]>

Giok


07 Dec 05 - 05:16 AM (#1621780)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,freda's guardian angel

dear Santa

I am observing freda as she reads these threads and furrows her brow. She has a list.

witty
good with maps (shanty singer?)
north by north west?
capable of knitting plots and weaving words
dry sense of humour?
a wonderful rhymer and riddler.

hmm.

seven letters - the seven deadly sins?

she is confused, but in admiration.

yours,

freda's guardian angel
(and i must say, it's damn hard work, keeping her out of trouble, I wish she'd give me a break!)


07 Dec 05 - 07:20 AM (#1621837)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Helens SS to those who think they know

I just dunno aboot tha' Giok who lives ort the top
of tha' cawld awld place way way up north
they's naw trees 'n shrubs and they's naw crop
and they'se hunker doon for all what they'se worth.
they's noos far too much and they says far too little
Giok now, he considers and ponders and droives y'rig
He drinks they'se beer noo and wipes they'se spittle
and knows to stays silent until they's his gig
now that's when he'll sing, roar and he'll holler
'til the crowd's all up a'yellin' and a'screaming
but then, he knows when to be a real quiet foller
and he surely does know when to be quietly lead-in.

and apologies to the linguists among us Giok


07 Dec 05 - 09:56 AM (#1621943)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's SS

Sarah,
Now, picture this; an ancient farm
It's timber framed, with quiet charm
The flow'ring elder shades the door
My safe retreat in days of yore
The waving flag in red and white
Rides the wind with gentle pride
And, ere I go - for you a riddle
My homeland is so very little
Though, granted, if you count it all
Then it's no longer all that small.


07 Dec 05 - 11:48 AM (#1622007)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Helen's SS's shocked elf

To a MacKenzie

Fair play! ye ontray satoure face
Great puddin' o' a chieften race
Abrede anis, ye mak your place
Paal trattils, ye's thrawin!
Weel are ye wairdless of a grace
As langs my arm


07 Dec 05 - 01:05 PM (#1622043)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Sarah the flute

I've had a postcard from my Santa
Filled with lots and lots of banter
But I still can't work out where is home
When I think I've guessed, next time I groan
Cos I never get it right
Altho I try with all my might
I thought it was the USA
When this postcard came the other day
Now a another poem to test my brain
Japan? Croatia no I'm guessing Essex again!!!!

You have me totally perplexed my red and white friend!!!!!


07 Dec 05 - 01:18 PM (#1622054)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Weel Helen and Elf, ah've pit yer wee bit ditty through thon Babel Fish, an ah kin tell ye this thon wee fish is jist confoozled. Wan thing ah kin tell ye is that whitiver it is meant tae be, it's made up frae a collection o' Googlewhacks.
Michty me ah'm fair scunnered wi tryin' tae mak ony sense oot o' yer maunderin's
Yer ain wee chiel.
Giok


07 Dec 05 - 03:41 PM (#1622139)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Liz the Squeak

There's a thank you thread now up somewhere just for expressing delight at receipt of packages.... this one is getting a bit lengthy and confused!

LTS


07 Dec 05 - 03:49 PM (#1622146)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Liz luv, consider the source(s), and how could it help but be confused!


07 Dec 05 - 04:00 PM (#1622158)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Swearing at Stupid Elves Santa

Sorry about the delay in getting your package delivered. My IDIOT Delivery Elf had allowed the reindeer to sit on his goggles!! Result - smashed elf goggles, elf losing temper with reindeer and Santa getting angry with elf for being so stupid in the fist place. I have told the elf to buy his own replacement goggles and the package SHOULD be on it's way to you in the next couple of days.


07 Dec 05 - 05:12 PM (#1622192)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: katlaughing

Oh, thank yew, thank yew, Santadarlin'!! I am watching my post box like a hawk cat at a mousehole!


07 Dec 05 - 05:57 PM (#1622223)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Amos's Skybound Santa

Look up to the skies Amos. The reindeers and sleigh are en route with a little something!!!!!!!

hee hee hee sorry ho! Ho! HO! (must stop this sherry drinking but people will keep leaving the glasses out hic! hic!)


07 Dec 05 - 06:49 PM (#1622268)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bat Goddess

Hey, SS!

You mean there's MORE?!?

Last week or so (last week and this week were, uh, totally nutzoid) I received the WONDERFUL calendar of English traditional customs and dates -- and the bookmark with lovely seahorses (not exactly mythical hippocampuses, but they are very, very rare) -- in my colors, too! (Did you do the cross-stitch?)

I really apologise for not acknowledging this sooner (and maybe leading to worry as to whether the postal elves were doing their share), but I haven't had a lot of Mudcat time. I really have been good -- just not communicative.

Linn


07 Dec 05 - 07:30 PM (#1622294)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze's Silent Secret Santa's photo archive



Pictured above: The long Arctic winter has begun, and it is indeed a "long winter's night" at Santa's workshop at the North Pole, where he and his elves labor ever more frantically to stay on schedule for package delivery. Work was halted temporarily due to a massive power failure, when even the backup generators faltered; the disastrous moment is captured in this snapshot, intended by the photographer to be a close-up of Jaze's present. Eventually, it was discovered that the disruption was caused by hungry polar bears that had chewed through the insulation of above-ice cables, leaving the wiring susceptible to moisture and resultant short-circuiting. (These bears can be seen far in the background of the previous photo.) Once the bears had been placated with huge mounds of Christmas cookies, repairs were made quickly, and Santa's workshop is up and running once again.


07 Dec 05 - 10:04 PM (#1622395)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jaze

Well, that's a relief! Thanks for the update. Only 18 more days to go. Oh, and keep feeding those bears.


08 Dec 05 - 02:21 AM (#1622486)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Helen

Giok,

You can't blame me for the Googlewhacky gobbledygook. If you read carefully the Guest's name you'll see it wasn't me but my Santa, and maybe someone else, as well. :-)

Helen


08 Dec 05 - 05:44 AM (#1622560)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Sorry Helen I typed it wrongly I meant your SS and his/her Elf. I was just having a bit of fun, and trying to work out who your Santa is.
Giok


08 Dec 05 - 11:20 AM (#1622800)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Blackcatters Provider of Pressies

Your parcel has made it's way to the Post Office in the company of elves who claim they know the way having been before. They have promised to make sure it gets safely on the plane and then to your abode in time for the 21st. It should reach you in about a week :-))

Have a good Yule xxxx


08 Dec 05 - 11:51 AM (#1622830)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Blackcatter

Wunderbar!

Thanks!


08 Dec 05 - 12:02 PM (#1622846)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mooman's Seriously Secret Santa

Sorry that your Santa has been disconnected from the Mudcat. It is the busy season afterall.

Your package has been wrapped by the Elves, and is at this very momnet heading your way. They promise me that it should make it to you by the end of next week. Enjoy.


08 Dec 05 - 03:18 PM (#1623044)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Limpet's Loopy Elf`

Dearest Limpet:

Well, I'm sorry to report that I have some bad news. Your gifts are ready to go, but when the ART (Auxillary Reindeer Team) was training for the Reindeer Games, Hagelstein (Donner's Great-grandson), was being all macho, and showing off, and he pulled a leg muscle. The veternarian told him that he must stay off it until at least Monday.

So your package may be a be a tiny bit late. We hope to get it to you by New Year's, though.

Again, my sincere appologies. Perhaps you could think of it as a Christmas Encore?

Yours, with fondest regards, L.E.


08 Dec 05 - 03:47 PM (#1623063)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Helen

Thanks, Giok. Maybe you could slip in a few more hints on where my Secret Santa may be.

Helen


08 Dec 05 - 04:08 PM (#1623084)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

I could but I like living!
G.


08 Dec 05 - 05:01 PM (#1623126)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Art and Jenn Brooks Secret Santas

Your pressies are on their way...all in one parcel. I hope you don't mind.

Love from Me and him


09 Dec 05 - 08:49 AM (#1623477)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Albuquerque Huh, dere ain't no Catters in the location list that lives in that town, mus be either a new member or somebody's funnin' wit me!
I done hided it away for Christmas Santa, like a good boy!
Giok


09 Dec 05 - 08:57 AM (#1623483)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Art Brooks, SRS, Freight Dawg, SueB.
I'm working up a list of possibles, how'm I doing so far?
G ☺


09 Dec 05 - 09:27 AM (#1623505)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

JB!!?

G.


09 Dec 05 - 10:00 AM (#1623528)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: artbrooks

Sorry, Giok....it ain't me. I wouldn't have made you wait.


09 Dec 05 - 07:44 PM (#1624010)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's ever-so-busy Santa

Konichiwa, my Sarah-friend
I'm back to twist your brain again
With hints on how I aim to please you
I must admit, it's fun to tease you
I'll send you things that bring to mind
The country that is really mine
You've heard, I'm sure, both once and twice
That Santa lives on Greenland's ice?
I'll vouch for that, it's only fair
The flag is red and white up there.


09 Dec 05 - 07:48 PM (#1624012)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Ah but it just might be someone you know quite well Art???
Christmas day will show the facts. he he
Giok


10 Dec 05 - 04:34 PM (#1624585)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze's Silent Secret Santa's photo archive




Pictured above: Santa's hapless photographer gets a good talking-to from the Big Elf himself. Upset with the poor quality of the photos posted at the Mudcat website, the North Pole toy workshop's CEO (Contributor of Entertaining Objects) takes his photog to task. The photographer, an elf of average stature and therefore quite a bit shorter than Mr. Claus, held his camera nervously as he was being lectured and inevitably pressed the shutter button. The result is this snapshot, a rarely-seen view of Kris Kringle's crotch.


10 Dec 05 - 07:09 PM (#1624669)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Pseudolous' very secret but gorgeous santa!

Santa is wondering if you have recieved your present yet, as it was posted a couple of weeks ago.....I do hope the elves got it through customs ok!


10 Dec 05 - 11:12 PM (#1624775)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CLLR's Secret Santa

Have you not received anything yet? Postcards? Gifts? Have the elves hit the bottle and forgotten to deliver the goods? HMMMMMM


10 Dec 05 - 11:22 PM (#1624779)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jaze

What an unusual Secret Santa I have!


11 Dec 05 - 06:23 AM (#1624860)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

Dear MsPhiddle

If you can find it you can open it..........


11 Dec 05 - 06:40 AM (#1624869)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,CLLR's Santa's elven helper

Honestly Sir

I did me bit and passed on the package to the next elf as ordered. Mind you, when last seen, he had had a couple of drinks so I hope that he remembers where he put it.


11 Dec 05 - 09:46 AM (#1624944)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

Why thank you Santa!.....now to find it I need to know where it is......and if it is anywhere in this house I doubt I will find it for a while!! *G*


11 Dec 05 - 10:19 AM (#1624959)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: maire-aine

A package from S. Claus, Scotland, arrived overnight. I promise to be good, and wait until Christmas. Thank you, Santa.


11 Dec 05 - 01:12 PM (#1625058)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Catsphiddle's extremely crazy Secret Santa

Well, don't expect any help from the local elves - nasty evil little things they are.


11 Dec 05 - 02:49 PM (#1625117)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Khatt's not worried about elves, she's used to warlocks!!
G ☺


11 Dec 05 - 03:18 PM (#1625136)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Catherine Jayne

LOL Giok, indeed you are right!

Well I've done a fair bit of tidying up today with the help of a Limpit and a Squeak as I have managed to pull my lower back....and although we found a few things we thought were lost forever sadly no presents....maybe I have to look harder!

Gin anyone??!


11 Dec 05 - 04:40 PM (#1625158)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Just a large one thanks.
G.


11 Dec 05 - 04:48 PM (#1625163)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,fire cat's clandestine clause

you may want to inform your postal delivery person
that you are known as fire cat as that is the name
written on the package winging its way to you.

i hope it makes it o.k.


11 Dec 05 - 06:28 PM (#1625216)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Amos

My Santa has been super-kind
And sent a clutch of presents fine!
And pictures, too, and humourous cards
Which by the tree now waiting are,
All still unopened 'til the day!
Oh, thanks, for sending them this way!!
I'll write again, with awe, and bliss
Around December 25th!


A


11 Dec 05 - 07:02 PM (#1625240)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Firecat

Oooooh! Thank you Santa! I will spend each morning glaring at the cat flap now!! And hope I beat the furry felines to my parcel...


11 Dec 05 - 08:59 PM (#1625334)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Robbie W's Secret Santa's Secrette Elfette

Hi, RW's SS

I have been your Secrette Elf this year, watching and listening while you danced a merry and not so merry dance, following my steps and dancing on a little further. How pleased I am to have met you, to have danced the pas de deux, and to have watched you now, picking up your steps and dancing on, such a fine and merry dance, with some old 60s dancers. You are truly a magic Santa - dance on, SS!

your Secrette Elfette

Elvira


12 Dec 05 - 09:19 AM (#1625584)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sorcha's Sly SS

Down at the post office at the break of the day
I saw a flash packet, bound westward away
She was bound for the west where the wild waters flow
She's Sorcha's Secret Packet, oh Lord, let her go....

Bound away, bound away, through the ice, sleet and snow.
She's Sorcha's Secret Packet, oh Lord, let her go.


12 Dec 05 - 10:12 AM (#1625613)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

Oh dear! I missed your message, dear SS!

Hope the livestock are OK. I put too much green foodcolouring into some cookies once and ... well ... let's just say there were 'outcomes' ... and they were all green ...

I love the suspense!

siân
being very good


12 Dec 05 - 10:30 AM (#1625626)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Pseudolus

Nothing yet...but I can't wait! I'm sure it's just the time of year...it'll get here!


Frank


12 Dec 05 - 06:17 PM (#1625938)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Tig's Senta-CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After much mail bonding, Elf-Alpha and his assistants Spanky and Buckwheat have finally sealed your parcels and posted them.

Yes, them, plural. You may open the small one immediately and the larger one on Christmas Day!

So be ready to overcome your Noel Cowardice and don't be Present Tense. Feel free to be itching to experience the seasonal graciousness from the extended hand of....




CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(cue in spooky music)


12 Dec 05 - 06:24 PM (#1625941)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Santa appears to have a weakness for puns!
G.


12 Dec 05 - 06:36 PM (#1625946)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,NOT Giok's Secret Santa

Anyone whose name sounds like that of a venerable American form of men's thong underwear shouldn't comment about puns. :)


13 Dec 05 - 08:24 AM (#1626280)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Elmer_Fudd's Quietly Working SS

Well my dear...

Rudolf and the guys are back from a long haul to far off lands of turmoil, having delivered the main part of your giftette to those in need of it. So, a short rest, and they are off again, as far the other way, to deliver some small solace to you. I do hope they reach you in time, but you never can tell with all the smoke around these here parts...


13 Dec 05 - 03:49 PM (#1626627)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Curmudgeon's Cunningly Crafty Claus

Dearest Curmudgeon
The elves have finally managed to find space on an outbound sled for your pressie and it is winging its way to you right now.
Be a very good boy until it arrives or it might self destruct and ruin your carpet.
love
Santa


13 Dec 05 - 04:18 PM (#1626639)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze's Silent Secret Santa's photo archive



Pictured above: Santa is watching... the birdie? So it would seem, as evidenced by this picture. It seems that our dear Old Saint Nick relieved his luckless assistant of his camera, and took a "shot" at making his own visual record of Jaze's gift. Unfortunately, Santa was not wearing his spectacles at the time, and was forced to hold the camera at very close range in order to determine the location of various buttons on the camera and read their labels. As you may have guessed, Santa was staring into the camera's telephoto lens when his finger found the shutter button! The iris of his baby-blue eye -- the one that sees you when you're sleeping (the other one sees you when you're awake) -- was immortalized on film. The camera was subsequently returned to Santa's assistant, who resumes his duties as official North Pole Workshop photographer. The photographer, quite wisely, has not released a statement concerning the incident.


13 Dec 05 - 11:10 PM (#1626934)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Closet Claus

Nice talkin' to ya, luv.


13 Dec 05 - 11:17 PM (#1626936)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

aaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhh!


14 Dec 05 - 02:00 AM (#1626962)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

My theories are down the drainpipe - and was that an Alberquerque (sp?) postmark on my Western jackalope postcard?

:-)


14 Dec 05 - 08:54 AM (#1627108)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Cranedriver's SS

Just letting you know I have not forgotten you. I am still working on it. The bloody elves are being uncoopertive.


14 Dec 05 - 09:22 AM (#1627129)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's All-But-Outing-Myself Clause

There is only one "r" in Albuquerque, unlike the number in my name. But be patient. Your pressie should be there soon and please feel free to open the outer box. The contents may be opened when your impatience gets the best of you (like about 15 seconds later). Of course, the box doesn't contain any hints you don't already have.....


14 Dec 05 - 10:33 AM (#1627175)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SINSULL

Mine is gathering dust on the bookcase like everything else around here. I hate Christmas! I hate waiting! WHIIIIIINE!
Here's $5. In fact, here's $20 in advance.


14 Dec 05 - 07:53 PM (#1627584)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SharonA

Hey there, Santa! I've been keeping an eye on the mailbox (which is rather painful, especially in cold weather) but I haven't seen any packages yet. Is your Delivery Elf is still goggle-less? Perhaps they're on back-order? O Goggle, Where Art Thou? O Other Goggle, Where Art Thou?


14 Dec 05 - 08:07 PM (#1627597)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Elmer Fudd

Many thanks for the message, my own Santa.
Smoke, eh? As in, "where there's smoke there's fire?"
or as in "cigareets, whiskey and wild, wild wimmen?"
or as in "on top of old smokey?"
Or maybe I should be watching the news more often to see where it's smokin' these daze.

I'll be out of town from Wednesday until January 11, so if you don't hear immediate noises of great gratitude, it will be because I haven't received your present until I'm back in the proximity of my mailbox again.

Happy holidays, O Santa Mio.

Elmer


14 Dec 05 - 09:57 PM (#1627668)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

Santa, there were four people in the chat room yesterday, none of whose mudcat names had seven letters. And that postcard has bamboozled me - have you sent me an email recently?

fred


14 Dec 05 - 10:24 PM (#1627691)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's SS

Let's see...what was it that clue said, exactly? My MudName has seven different letters in it. Adjectives are all there for a purpose...


15 Dec 05 - 09:31 AM (#1627747)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Barb'ry's very secretive Santa

Well, well it seems that the elves have FINALLY finished getting the package together. We had a little delay as the Post Office had a problem with a package going over the pond with a return address that started with "S. Claus"! But it's on it's way! I'm hopeful that you'll see it by the 25th....Have a great Christmas!!!!

S. Claus


15 Dec 05 - 09:51 AM (#1627764)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

The name Terry has 4 different letters Freda!
Hint!!
G.


15 Dec 05 - 09:55 AM (#1627770)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Come to think of it Freda, who I think my Santa is, may be related to who I think your Santa is! Then again I could be wrong.
G ☺


15 Dec 05 - 10:06 AM (#1627788)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's very relieved Secret Santa

Well, Sarah, now the time is near
Your pressie is no longer here
I sent it off the other day
And now it's speeding on its way
By plane, by train, by car - maybe
Or bobbing on a boat at sea
Or soaring high with sleigh bells jingling ♫♫
Where all around the stars are twinkling
I hope it reaches you in style
Though travelling many weary mile

Outer box may be opened on receipt, further instructions within.


15 Dec 05 - 11:29 AM (#1627877)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sinsulls Santa

Ho ho ho, your next prezzie package has just been sent on its way. Phew! Good job I checked the parcel first - you should have seen what my naughtiest elf had packed inside there as a prezzie for your moose head. Naughty, bad, wicked!

Unfortunately one of my elves has been poorly and is still working on one of your prezzies so there will be another prezzie parcel in the new year as well. Keep smiling, there's only another 10 days to go.


15 Dec 05 - 11:53 AM (#1627914)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Freda's Sensitive Santa

I believe that I can say, unequivocally and without fear of contradiction, that any spurious suggestion that I am the blood relation of the Secret Santa of some entirely confused Scotsman is entirely fallacious.


15 Dec 05 - 12:30 PM (#1627960)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

Nobody said anything about consanguinity FSS!
G.


15 Dec 05 - 03:34 PM (#1628163)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Surprised Santa

My delivery elves set off over a week ago! I expected they would take a while, but they should have reached you by now! Give them another few days. They should definitely reach you before the Appointed Date. Mind you, North Pole Postal Elves being what they are...

Don't worry. It IS on it's way.


15 Dec 05 - 05:33 PM (#1628245)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

:-) I'm going to the post office to pick up a parcel!


15 Dec 05 - 08:41 PM (#1628390)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sian's Sorry Secret Santa

No joke on this one. I was driving to the post office yesterday with your package when I was in a fender bender, as we call them here in the USA. I was not hurt, nor were the idiots who broadsided me. Your package is fine as well, but my vehicle is not. I've been depending on the kindness of my workmates for rides as there wasn't a rental car to be had for twenty miles around. I should be able to get one tomorrow, and then I'll be able to post your box.
I'm horribly sorry for the delay. Please forgive me (crouching down with my ears wilted like a repentant kitten). I'm a good Santa, but a sorry excuse for a correspondant.


16 Dec 05 - 12:13 AM (#1628505)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bill t Bodger's SS

It's been sent, mate. Now, it's allup to the little postal elves.


16 Dec 05 - 01:37 AM (#1628523)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: freda underhill

..and it's from Alberq...urkey!

so now i am torn between two continents.


16 Dec 05 - 05:10 AM (#1628592)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

That's funny Freda, mine is from Al B Turkey too, wonder if there's any connection?
Giok ☺


16 Dec 05 - 12:10 PM (#1628854)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Bfdk's sorry secret santa....

Dear Bente...
You are good... I am bad... I am here... You are there... Almost done, then in the mail it goes... Sorry for the delay...
Your not so very good at this secret santa...
~SS


16 Dec 05 - 12:38 PM (#1628868)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Musique174

Secret Santa... Are you there? I haven't heard anything...
Sigh...

~Nathalie


16 Dec 05 - 08:27 PM (#1629163)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Rapaire's secret santa

Its on its way
Got sent today
so now lets hail
men of the mail
to help along the way

your slightly sozzled secret santa


17 Dec 05 - 03:35 AM (#1629301)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Cllr

Sorry been away at university and been ignoring the thread for a bit I shall play again Havn't recieved anything yet though...
cllr


17 Dec 05 - 10:56 AM (#1629471)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mrs. Duck's Goose of a Secret Santa

Santa has been putting out fires at the North Pole (trying to keep the cap from melting!) and is finally on top of the job. Elves were dispatched with your parcel, but alas, all of the reindeer were spoken for and Gluon is over playing in the Mudcat tavern (her delivery skills are untested--the parcel might be incinerated on Mars as soon as arrive on your doorstep).

The best I could do to assure that the third-string elves get it to you was to put in a directional spatula® rudder. They have orders to NOT STOP AT ANY BARS ON THE WAY, but to keep their hands on the rudder, their eyes averted, and just head to that big island to the right of Yerp (when they're traveling south).

If they get a good headwind, they'll be there by Friday or earlier.

Loosey Goosey Super Secret Santa


17 Dec 05 - 11:18 AM (#1629482)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: John MacKenzie

There's a word in there that somebody once posted about 30 times in the same post, LGSS!
Giok


17 Dec 05 - 01:24 PM (#1629528)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Cllr

Got a post card from Oz this morning Hurrah
Cllr


17 Dec 05 - 02:58 PM (#1629573)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Sian's very much relieved Santa

I got the rental car yesterday, and immediately wwent to post your gift. (Hyah! you reindeer, let's see how fast you can deliver it to my patient friend. Onward! Onward!) When you open the box, make sure that you don't miss the smallest part of the gift. It's about three inches long by about half a centimeter wide. If you don't figure it out, I'll explain it after you've unwrapped it. Hohoho, your SS


17 Dec 05 - 04:30 PM (#1629634)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: bfdk

Yahee!! My faith has been restored, my spirit's soaring up there amongst the stars, and all the being good has finally paid off.

I *do* have a Santa after all..

Thank you ever so much Santa, great to finally be hearing from you ;-))

Best wishes,

Bente


17 Dec 05 - 04:52 PM (#1629644)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: SharonA

Dear Surprised Santa: Your pressie has arrived! Ooh, it's from across the Pond! All appears to be well, and it seems the US Postal elves have not mangled the packaging too badly (I assume it's supposed to be flat...). It's beside my tree where I hope to leave it until the Appointed Date, depending on my ability to resist temptation. Thank you, thank you!!!


17 Dec 05 - 06:30 PM (#1629687)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Apologetic Secret Santa of My Guru Alway

Hi MGAS,

My abject apologies. I planned to make you a present to go with the others and I have had the makings for a couple of weeks but I fell over and hurt my right wrist and forearm (I'm right-handed) and haven't been able to make it. I am hoping to make it today. I think I will be able to do it.

I should have bitten the bullet and sent the first lot of presents and then sent this one when it was finished, but I kept thinking that my wrist/arm would get better and in fact it seems to have gotten worse this week. The Doctor just phoned and said he suspects it may have a small fracture and I have to go for a scan this week.

So, everything WAS under control, but then went totally pear-shaped. I hope to post your parcel early this week but don't panic if it doesn't arrive by Christmas, please.

And I am truly sorry. I hope the wait will be worthwhile and that you like your pink fluffy Fijian dougals when they arrive. :-)

Your abjectly apologetic Secret Santa.


18 Dec 05 - 01:39 PM (#1630051)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,SharonA's Smiling Santa

Good! I knew it'd get there before THE DAY! And, yes, it is meant to be flat.


18 Dec 05 - 01:40 PM (#1630053)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Firecat

Bags I 700!


18 Dec 05 - 04:02 PM (#1630167)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Dearest Secret Santa, am so sorry that you've hurt your arm. Worrying about a pressie for me is the very last thing you should be thinking about, whenever your pressie arrives will be soon enough.

Sending positive thoughts, candle lit for your healing!


18 Dec 05 - 04:14 PM (#1630170)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Mrs.Duck

Bloody hell, Santa you been at the sherry already?? I shall await the arrival of Friday with baited breath and a few glasses of gluwein. And should the poor elves slip off the wagon and get waylaid I will look forward to an early Easter gift :0))


18 Dec 05 - 06:28 PM (#1630221)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Dave'sWife

Yo Santa!

Are you there?

It's me Dave'sWife


Please don't send me any Judyt Blume books - read them all when I was 11.


19 Dec 05 - 09:17 AM (#1630506)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Lady Elizabeth's Suave Santa

Dear Lady E., your gift will wing
Across the seas and miles,
From me to you this gift will go
To wrap your face with smiles.

But Lady E., problems arose --
Terrible ones, you bet!
Your present will come, but Lady E.,
I haven't sent it yet.

Dear Lady E., discourage not,
For it's quite ready to go.
But the postman doesn't do pickups,
And I'm bound in with snow.

I hope your gift you will enjoy --
It deals with Time and Seasons
And Life and suchlike things,
And I can't make the scansion work, but "Seasons" rhymes with      "Reasons."


19 Dec 05 - 03:15 PM (#1630687)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,THE Secret Santa of MGAS

Okay, I made your present, and I'm about to wrap them all up. A bit of this, a bit of that. You may like them and you may not, but I have tried to choose things I think you will like.

Yesterday I found 2 examples of a Fijian version of (sort of) Pratchetty humour - well it's funny with a Twist. I also found something that should make you think of Fiji, or thereabouts. I just hope that this particular present braves the weather and gets to you in 6 discrete and identifiable pieces and not just one big, amorphous mass.

Then there is the uniquely Fijian (or thereabouts) pink, fluffy dougals, of course. And I found a little cuddly, velvety greeting which just made me think of you - I am getting to know more about you, now, by being your SS. I have put everything into a uniquely Fijian (or thereabouts) article which you may find useful.

You may not like what I made for you, but I think you'll at least like the colour. If you look at it and say, "What was my SS thinking?" then feel free to give it to someone who likes it. I won't be offended.

Your relieved Secret Santa - late but not as late as expected.


19 Dec 05 - 05:20 PM (#1630779)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Rapparee

Hot damn! I got a present a-comin'! What, oh what, could it be? Coal? Rotten potatoes? Sticks?

Sticks! I got a stick for Christmas once before. It was all we could afford that year, so we gave each other sticks. Mine was maple and lasted all the way to the middle of April, when I had to send it to the Internal Revenue Service to help pay the family's taxes.


19 Dec 05 - 05:32 PM (#1630790)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Cllr's Secret Santa

And the postmark, Michael?


19 Dec 05 - 07:54 PM (#1630857)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jaze

My Santa sure seems very photographic!


20 Dec 05 - 06:42 AM (#1631142)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Hammond's Frozen Santa up the Arctic

Dear Mr Hammond,

I have it upon reliable evidence that you have received one of your parcels. I hope the other arrives in time too!

I fear the postmarks will not have helped you. I am quite crafty like that and have not been guessed "before the event" by a Santee before (that's already a clue!). The second parcel may help geographically from its contents.

Like you I'm a musician and an actor, I also use .73 Dunlop picks, I do not make or wear chainmaille but used to be handy with a sword, I'm very fond of hot sauces and have sampled some of the very hottest in-situ (I need them as it's so b****y cold up here in the North of Finnish Lapland), I thought of sending you some Newtones to wean you off those Martin PB's, Guinness we also have in common although I drink it rather than collect it! I will send you my CD when its eventually finished! What else? I could do something cunningly mathematical with our respective ages but that would probably be too easy a clue. My favourite colour is green.

Well, some of my parts are beginning to drop off with this exposure to the cold so I'll sign off for now...

Sledge!!! (good he's pulling over!)

Your SS up the Arctic


20 Dec 05 - 06:48 AM (#1631150)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Helen's Gleeful Faraway Rested SS

It's gone, it's posted, it's on its way
It's got such a long long way to go
I'm crossing my fingers it won't go astray
And that it's long long journey won't show
on it's many wrappings and packagings.
At least where you are there is no snow
As snow is extremely damaging
to a very much travelled little present
But given that it's summer where you are
and summer near water is very pleasant
There is no reason for furore
Just Merry Xmas and Happy New Year
relaxed and lovely day
hope the present gives you good cheer
And many more on the way!


20 Dec 05 - 06:51 AM (#1631153)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

Something hand-made by my Dearest Santa, how Wonderful!!!

Looking forward to receiving these gifts (especially the pink fluffy Dougals of course) that are uniquely Fijiian (or some-such place). Had quite a good short-list on the research on the Antipodean section of Special Santa's, but obviously am quite clueless - just hope that all will become clear in good time!

Many thanks for your efforts Santa, still sending positive thoughts for your healing *note to self - must get into Chat & listen to gossip asap*


21 Dec 05 - 06:39 AM (#1632011)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's Benevolent Benefactor

Worked it out yet Tom? The elves last delivered to you 2 years ago. The clue is in the badge - not in the Whitby rock!


21 Dec 05 - 07:03 AM (#1632018)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Ranger Steve's Secret Santa

Ho HO HO !!!!!
Them pesky elves have decided to water - ski your parcel to you according to the latest satellite tracking news gleaned from three bits of bent coathanger and a cauldron (waste not, want not ...you know !!) ...or that's what they must be doing considering how long they're taking........BIG SIGH !!

Be reassured ......it IS on its way.....correction.......THEY are on their way. I do hope they don't pull over in search of lighthouse pictures for you too.......or I may be forced to remove some privileges
BUT I won't remove the water skis until they arrive ......what do you think I am.......daft ?? huh ???

Yours fretfully
Santa


21 Dec 05 - 09:36 AM (#1632114)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Bill t' bodger

I got a pressie! I got a pressie!
now I gotta wait to open it
what can it be I wonder
could I just sneak a peak
should I just sneak a peak
O will I be a good boy anr wait
Yippee Thank You secret Santa

Your ever lovin santee
BtB


21 Dec 05 - 12:06 PM (#1632220)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,jacqui.c's appologetic santa

I have a confession to make.

Due to my degree and several Union issues fetting in the way, I haven't been able to send you're parcel yet. Now, hopefully *crosses fingers* I should be able to get everything finished and posted tomorrow so hopefully it won't arrive too late.

Sorry


21 Dec 05 - 12:45 PM (#1632264)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jacqui.c

Dear Santa

I'm in the UK until the 28th December when I fly home to Maine so I won't miss the parcel at Christmas.

Anyway, it will be nice to have a surprise to open in the New Year.


21 Dec 05 - 02:43 PM (#1632324)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: CapriUni

Hmmm.... it is Yule, and no package, yet, from my pome-writing Nicholas Secret Stand-in. Somewhere, deep in this thread, there's a message saying it was posted on the Third of December.

It would have been here, I think, if its point of origin were somewhere in North America.

I have also received notice that the British Royal Mail is in no way involved (but my Secret Stand-in may have been telling a wee fiblet, as part of the game).

Could that mean that my parcel is arriving from the distant, summery, shores of OZ?

(Ever curious, and patient)
C.U.


21 Dec 05 - 03:44 PM (#1632388)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of MGAS

Well, My Guru Always Said, your present is now paddling its canoe across the ocean, in a flying machine, that is.

Please allow some time for its journey. I had to wait for the weekly flying boat to leave from Fiji.

I just hope the weather stays moderate, but I did double wrap one part of it in case of extremes. If all goes well that little present will make you smile, but if not you may have to remodel it and the effect won't be quite so nice.

Your Secret Santa,
type-cast - not easy typing with a plater cast! :-)


22 Dec 05 - 03:27 PM (#1633187)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Leadfinger's Sorry Secret Santa

Due to circumstances beyond even Santa's control, you package will not be arriving before the 25th. However, in keeping with traditions of the olden time, it will reach you in time for Old Christmas. Be Merry!


22 Dec 05 - 07:00 PM (#1633351)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Jaze's Silent Secret Santa's photo archive




Pictured above: As the final preparations get underway for Santa's Christmas Eve flight to deliver Jaze's present, his photographer visits the Reindeer Stables where the trusty steeds of the North Pole are kept. The posh facilities include a nose-polish manicure center for Rudolph, a ballet studio for Dancer, and anger-management classes for Donder and Blitzen. Here, the photog visits the Comet Cleanser, where he snapped this close-up of the disposal unit containing Comet's droppin...


Okay, that does it. I quit this stupid photo-archiving job!! Sheesh, as if the crotch-shot wasn't bad enough, now they're sending me pictures of poop to write captions for. Well, obviously, Santa and his little North Pole "photog" are too busy fooling around with their camera to actually deliver Jaze's present, so I just went ahead and mailed it myself from down here in the States. If the package arrives by December 24th it'll be a Christmas miracle, but it is on its way.
          -- Santa's former photo archivist

P.S. - By the way, Jaze, I'm not photographic (and whether I'm photogenic is debatable), but I'm definitely artistic. And I really am a former photo archivist. I guess you could say I'm "unusual", too; I was listed as "most mysterious" in my high-school yearbook. But I do not have the baby-blue eyes "pictured above" (or a long white beard, either -- that would be not only unusual but quite impossible).
          -- Your no-longer-silent Secret Santa


23 Dec 05 - 07:58 AM (#1633708)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST, rumanci's secretive santa-type person

Damn!

Everything takes more time every year it seems and this year I'm running very, very late! What with hitching up the reindeer to plow the gate yard, chopping up the old William and Mary chairs for kindling, and replumbing the hot water tap in the kitchen to spew ale, the merry messengers who will carry a package to you haven't even been rounded up yet. I think they're out carousing at a seasonal celebration in the hay mow or behind the barn.

It WILL happen, Rumanci -- your gifts will arrive in time for Twelfth Night, at least.

It's probably, subconsciously, a part of my personal effort to extend the holidays.

SS


23 Dec 05 - 08:12 AM (#1633712)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: jaze

MMMMM. Most mysterious, I can see that. Still, it's not much to go on. No white beard? Maybe the return address will give me more clues. Till then I'll be pondering. Merry Christmas to you and I hope you find another situation:>)


23 Dec 05 - 11:05 AM (#1633827)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Stephen L. Rich

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

The package from my SS arrived yesterday!!!

Stephen Lee


23 Dec 05 - 11:38 AM (#1633849)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: rumanci

Hi GUEST, rumanci's secretive santa-type person

It's good to hear from you - dont worry about the delay - I know the feeling about things happening late, for myself recently (so apologies one and all from me as well !!!)
Twelfth Night sounds like a fine excuse for celebrating, particularly as    I will be back in full work mode again if not mood and some extra smiles will be doubly welcome.
I shall remain patient and ever hopeful
Many thanks Santa for letting me know you're out there thinking of me
rum x


23 Dec 05 - 06:03 PM (#1634132)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: My guru always said

So dear Santa, you got plastered then! Even more thanks & positive thoughts flying your way (en route via Fiji) for your sterling efforts in the face of adversity. Candle lit for your swift healing & wishes for your Health and Happiness over the festive season.


23 Dec 05 - 06:28 PM (#1634150)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

well, my secret santa pressie has arrived from the sun-drenched sands of ..Batley   kirklees West Yorkshire eee bah gum lad
--now let's see...
The name Batley is derived from Anglo-Saxon meaning valley or homestead of bats, and is recorded in the Domesday book as 'Bathelie'!
.In Victorian times, Batley was the centre of the "shoddy trade" in which wool rags and clothes were recycled by reweaving them into blankets, carpets, uniforms.

Batley and its neighbour Dewsbury are part of a special E.U. transformation zone!!!!! -what, they are to become part of Lancashire?

Thank you secret S. I will open the wooden crate tomorrow...
perchance a family of scarlet uniformed bats, standing upright??


23 Dec 05 - 08:08 PM (#1634234)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Snowy benefactor

Ho Ho and thrice HO!

My returns department were a little concerned at receiving a package from you, at first they thought a mistake had been made with the 'I love Elvis' pyjamas... someone thought it very funny to produce some that said 'I love Elves'...... but now GW is shovelling out the reindeer!!

.. thank you for the parcel, the mince pies were a little squashed, and the shot of 'jim beam' had leaked thru the paper, but it was the thought that counted.
That little joke had them scratching their heads and no mistake!!

Slainte, down the hatch!


24 Dec 05 - 12:22 AM (#1634344)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of MGAS

Yes, I must have been platered when I typed that, and not "platered".

Thank you very much for the lit candle and the healing thoughts. I know that that will help to speed my recovery.

Your Secret Santa


26 Dec 05 - 11:57 AM (#1634943)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Message to Shady Lady from SSS's helper SS*

*Super Secret Santa's helper Secret Santa

The package that went out was VERY SKIMPY and only part of the gift, enough to hopefully to get something to you in time for the Big Day. Secret Santa business being what it is, Santa got a little behind in his work, and part two will be headed your way within the week, perhaps arriving in time for the end of the 12 days.

SSSsSS


26 Dec 05 - 12:18 PM (#1634953)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Psuedolous's Secret Santa

I'm slightly concerned about the lack of arrival of your present. It was posted air mail back in November and should have been with you by now..........


26 Dec 05 - 01:03 PM (#1634988)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Pseudolus

hmmm.... Nothing yet...Is there a tracking number?

Frank


28 Dec 05 - 10:01 AM (#1635983)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: MuddleC

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THERE IS ANOTHER THREAD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

BS:THANK YOU SANTA!!2005


(I only jus found it)


28 Dec 05 - 12:30 PM (#1636073)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Musique174

But I can't post there, because I have nothing yet.... Starting to worry as I haven't even heard anything from them...

Oh Secret Santa Do you exist for me?
I've been good (or at least as good as I could be)
I will try and wait... patiently.

Musique174


28 Dec 05 - 12:53 PM (#1636096)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST,Crystal's harried Santa type person

Well I really did get it in the mail last week --- before Christmas and despite my early organizing and intent -- well it is a week into winging it's way to you now... It just doesn't quite fit the night before Christmas theme I was hoping for quite so well.... perhaps the night before Imbolc ??? It is really coming ....


28 Dec 05 - 12:59 PM (#1636098)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: Seaking

My Santa and Santee are still both keeping very low profiles..should I now stand down the lookouts at SK Towers ?


28 Dec 05 - 03:24 PM (#1636159)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: GUEST

Check out the
Boo hoo no pressie for me
thread Seaking.


03 Jan 06 - 06:12 PM (#1640667)
Subject: RE: BS: Silly Secret Santa Signals - 2005
From: sian, west wales

Oh, Santa Sweetie!

I've been awa' and only got back on Friday so missed your message (I left on the 15th). Frabjuous Day!

I shall look forward with great expectoration! (Got a bad chest cold.) Might it be a reed for my old uncle's practice chanter which I just found at the back of the closet??????? It would be greatly appreciated - by me, if not by the neighbours!

And may I take this opportunity to wish you Claus-person, and all the Little Toenails, the very best for 2006. (See - already sucking up for next year!) (Oh - no, for THIS year, I guess!)

When do we start the Secret Santa 2006 thread then?

a most greatful and expectorant sian