SECRET SANTA 2017- Reveal!

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Re: SECRET SANTA 2017- Record when sent please!

Postby The Red Heifer » 24 Dec 2017, 06:03

I'm not surprised I didn't get mine in time, I'm still waiting for stuff I ordered on November 23, so it would've been a miracle if it did arrive on time.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Dec 2017, 06:59

Sadly it does look like there has been an Antipodean Issue, as Hatz said...... How does everyone feel about not giving away senders names until after Weds, when hopefully those errant parcels connect?
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Postby German Dave » 25 Dec 2017, 13:24

Fine by me. Gives us a chance to guess....
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Postby never/ever » 25 Dec 2017, 18:37

It's not guaranteed that we will have our presents in then either.
The mail system has really been terrible as of late. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't came in until after New Year.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Dec 2017, 20:44

Oh well... let's just wait til Wednesday... it's only just over 24 hours away....

There's no reason for people not to post what they've actually received.
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Postby Neige » 25 Dec 2017, 23:19

Ok then:
I got a signed copy of Robert Forster's memoir "Grant & I"... I'd never been a huge Go-Betweens fan in their heyday, only had the blue double best of on vinyl, but came to love some of Forster's and McLennan's (solo) songs a lot over the last few years.

Enough to be really tempted to buy the book after reading some positive reviews lauding Forster's prose.

Glad I didn't.

Very chuffed!

Thank you very much, Secret Santa...

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Postby Jimbo » 26 Dec 2017, 01:12

Since Neige didn't wait until Wednesday neither will I. From the great state of Texas I received from my Secret Santa Texas Etiquette and Sold American, a book and a CD both by Texas native son and the state's only Jew, Kinky Friedman. I may have read all of Kinky's mysteries but luckily this one has so far passed me by - until now! And I didn't have any of his music either. (I just told my wife, "Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed!" and she ignored me.) Also in my thoroughly waterproof taped up parcel (Hey, save some tape for us, man!) I got December's Nation Magazine. It may be the first formerly slick but now newsprint, non-conspiracy actual magazine I will have read in, oh my, I've run out of fingers! But that's not all! I also got a Texas sized coffee mug so big that the hot coffee on the bottom is cold by the time it reaches my lips at the top. On it is a bull's head overlaid with the words "Let me tell you why that's BULLSHIT." And there's more! A refrigerator magnet that says, "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" with a picture of a BB gun and a boy with a shot out eyeglass lens. So, thanks 2017 Secret Santa. :D
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Postby Neige » 26 Dec 2017, 12:09

Jimbo wrote:Since Neige didn't wait until Wednesday neither will I.


The way I understood DD's post, I thought it was ok to write about contents, Jimbo. :?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Dec 2017, 12:35

Neige wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Since Neige didn't wait until Wednesday neither will I.


The way I understood DD's post, I thought it was ok to write about contents, Jimbo. :?


Which is exactly what I wrote, Felix.

Of course, Jimbo only sees what he wants to see, as we know only too well.
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Postby Jimbo » 26 Dec 2017, 12:45

Diamond Dog wrote:
Of course, Jimbo only sees what he wants to see, as we know only too well.


Deep breath ... Yes. Thank you. And a merry Christmas to you. :D
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Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Dec 2017, 13:01

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Postby German Dave » 26 Dec 2017, 13:09

Well, I got some delicious Japanese tea, two lovely Japanese handkerchiefs and a veritable Aladdin's Cave of Japanese sweets and chocolates (seriously, I could open a sweet shop). Many, many thanks, SS, whoever you are. ;)
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Postby German Dave » 26 Dec 2017, 13:09

That's the diet fucked.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Dec 2017, 13:17

I cannot begin to describe the goodies I received... some magnificent chocolates, biscuits and other assorted foodstuffs (that I'm sure the sender will update in good time)... just lovely.... and a postcard of a group of old fogies debating "Beatles? Stones?" in a very BCB Jolly Up manner... a Tim Buckley 8 CD boxset (which is cool, because I've often wanted to delve a bit deeper into his catalogue)....a CD from Mario Batkovic (who is someone I've never heard of so will enjoy investigating).... and a fabulous book re the country of origin of the sender... so I won't give that away yet.....

You are way way too kind Secret Santa - my heartiest thank you :)
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Postby Jimbo » 26 Dec 2017, 13:42

Diamond Dog wrote: a Tim Buckley 8 CD boxset


Nice. 8-)
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Postby Jumper K » 26 Dec 2017, 17:43

I got a bitchin’ 2cd of Aussie punk and a fabulous tome on Aussie rock and pop 60-85. Fuckin smart! Cheers SS.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Dec 2017, 03:28

Mine is much appreciated, in part because PIllowz and Roscoe were both included, which was very thoughtful. Roscoe very much appreciates the toy, and has been batting it around joyfully. Pillowz also loved the cat wine glass markers. For me, I got a book called "California Dreaming," about the LA music scene, which I'm starting to dig into and looks fascinating. There was also a bookmark that contains a strip of film from the Monkees show (complete with certificate of authenticity) which is a great and unique gift. A couple of chocolates (whose silver wrapping matched the wrapping paper on the gifts, another nice touch) filled out the package.

A great, thoughtful, and much-appreciated gift! Thanks SS! (You know who you are, and so do I! :D )
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Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Dec 2017, 10:21

Interestingly we received what may be politely termed "a fucking shedload" of Australian parcels today (way disproportionate to the total amount).... which suggests that the Australian Postal Service at least played it fair by fucking everyone over, not just their own residents.
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Postby never/ever » 27 Dec 2017, 10:38

There isn't much of a problem sending stuff out: both my Christmas-parcels (via registered and tracked post) took about 8 to 10 days to arrive in England.
Getting shit in is the issue- my copy of the Edgar Froese-biography took 6 weeks from Spain to arrive here. Blame goddamn Customs for most of the hold up there.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 27 Dec 2017, 13:51

Huge thanks to my Secret Santa. The Robert Forster book (The 10 Rules Of Rock And Roll), the Pop! Rocks Joey Ramone figure, the Wizards Of Oz, Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) CD set (must be popular as a down under SS pressie) and the smashing Cheesy Xmas Mash Up disc were all gratefully received and appreciated here. You know who you are as do I thanks to your card. All the best for 2018.
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