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SJ.com Secret Santa 2008

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SecretSanta, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. SecretSanta

    SecretSanta Member

    Ho, Ho, Ho, Merrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Christmas (or whatever holiday you may or may not celebrate)!

    It’s that time of year again, the fourth annual SportsJournalists.com Secret Santa Shenanigans! And one you guys have voted to keep as is, so I'm basically just copying and pasting last year's post (hey, Ms. Claus has stuff to do too).

    The rules are simple: Send a PM to this handle with your name OR handle (whatever you feel comfortable with, but please not both) and address you want the gift shipped to. Please also include a list of gift ideas or things you're interested in. The gift range is $15-20. You may go over that if you wish, but expect nothing more than $20 in return. You could be surprised, but don’t spend $30 and then get pissed that you got something for $16. Them’s the rules.

    Oh, and anyone who enters without EXPLICIT statements that they simply cannot afford to ship to Canada is eligible to draw one of our Canuck posters. And vice versa, for those of you above the border.

    I will close entries at noon ET on Nov. 6, to allow those distracted by the election to have a day and a half to pull their heads out. I will draw names that night, and everyone will know who they are shopping for by Nov. 7. That gives you nearly seven weeks to buy something and put it in the mail. If you don’t think you can do that, please do not sign up as it is not fair to the others who participate.

    Things do arise, I know. If something comes up and you will not be able to get a gift in the mail, PLEASE let me know ASAP so I can offer up a second giftee to anyone that wants one, or start shopping myself.

    It really is that easy.

    For example, you send me a PM that says:

    1234 Nowhere Lane
    Podunkville, OH 48275

    I like the Browns, the Indians, and kitschy T-shirts. Among the movies I’d like but do not own are Blah blah blah and blah blah blah. I also wouldn’t mind one of the following CDs: blah blah blah.

    There you go. Please give specific ideas on movies, books or CDs so you don’t get something you already have. And be warned, for those of you who have not participated before, the PM to your Santa will include a quoted version of your PM to me, and will include your handle. For instance:

    Dear sportschick,

    Congratulations! You drew IJAG in this year's Secret Santa! Here is the information provided.

    So if you want something sent to you by your real name, your handle WILL be attached to it. If you're uncomfortable with that, feel free to stick with just using your handle. But I feel pretty confident in how this works, and I've never gotten any complaints about participants outing each other without consent.

    Any questions, PM them here. Please do not send your PMs to me at my other handle. I’ll check in often to compile my list. Let’s get to Santa-ing!
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Secret what now?
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Everybody grab a broom! :D
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    i still have my congressional tile coasters from '06 and last year's kentucky candy and kansas city beer was uber tasty.

    funny, but i still yhave no idea if the supplementary presents i sent to that family in need ever got my (our) stuff. slappy, did you ever hear anything?

    anyhoooooooo, thanks again for hosting, santa clause.
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    You still have that candy? Wow.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    no, i ate the candy and drank the beer. i still have those cool coasters.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Ah. Glad you liked it. :D
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You know I'm in. And I welcome trips to and from Canuckistan
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I'm in. I'll get back to you on the gift requests though.
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    You're from Podunkville too!!!
  11. SecretSanta

    SecretSanta Member

    Bump until someone can sticky this.

    Keep the PMs coming, y'all.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You want a roll of loonies?
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