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Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 27, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
UPDATED: 12/11 11:30PM
Howdy Supertopo folks!

So I thought I would post up and try to gauge interest in a Supertopo user Secret Santa exchange. I think everyone loves getting gifts; random gifts from a(n) (almost) stranger are usually that much more fun. So is anyone interested? Below I have outlined the rules (subject to change, by consensus) as I see them. If you have suggestions or changes, just post up here and we can agree or disagree to implement them.

Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2009 Rules
 You must be a registered forum user of Supertopo.com BEFORE 5:00PM 11/27/2009. Sorry to you lurkers who want to participate but this is to insure that we don't get any opportunists who want free stuff without reciprocation.
 Having said that, if you do agree to participate you also acknowledge the fact that you may receive NOTHING back if your Secret Santa is a d#@&%ebag. We will of course mercilessly torment them on the forum but otherwise there is nothing to be done.
 And having said that, DON'T BE A JERK! Do not sign up if you are not FULLY COMMITTED to FULL PARTICIPATION.
 After the gift has been mailed I ask that the sender emails me verification of having sent the item and the recipient emails me verification of receipt.
 The gift should cost around $20. Homemade gifts are encouraged, there is no price put on care, creativity and thoughtfulness. Also factor in consideration for shipping, so your overall cost should be around $30 depending on what you bought and how expensive it is to ship.
 Gifts MUST NOT BE NSFW!!! (NSFW= not safe for work) No porn, rubber appendages, lingerie, etc...! If you would like something to that effect you may put it in your special considerations HOWEVER EVERYONE should plan on sending and receiving something clean and fun!
 Everyone is encouraged to post of pics of their gift, sharing the joy with the rest of us!
 For those of you asking who the hell I am and why should you trust me...my name is Nick Simon, I have been an active member of this forum for several years, though I do not post terribly too much. I am also confident that should anyone question my authenticity or trust-worthy-ness, there are at least a dozen well known and well respected members/climbers here who can verify my identity and character.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE THEN DO THIS:
 email me at supertoposanta@gmail.com
 give me your supertopo name, real name, shipping address and any other special considerations like gender/allergies/crazy phobias/SSN/mother maiden name/first pets name/first elementary school/etc... =)
 EMAIL ME BY TUESDAY NIGHT (12/15 negotiable??what do you guys think?) if you wish to participate.
 Secret Santa Name Distribution will go out on Wednesday (12/16).
 Have your package in the mail by Friday (12/18).
 Pray that 1 week is long enough for package delivery.
 I HIGHLY recommend USPS flat rate boxes for your gifts. The flat rate boxes are Priority Mail so they normally take 2-3 days for delivery. Also, the flat rate boxes come in various sizes with proportionate fixed shipping costs regardless of weight. Small box is ~$6, Medium Box is ~$10, I don't know about the large box.
 You do NOT have to respond to this post to participate. Maybe you are Royal or Jim or Chris or etc... and wish to remain anonymous. Fine. You DO have to email me to participate but otherwise participation is 100% anonymous unless you choose to divulge your identity to your recipient.

So what do you guys and gals think? I am in!

-n
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 27, 2009 - 08:10pm PT
...






































"Yer GONNA die!!!"...






"CUD"n't resist...

;-)
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 27, 2009 - 08:20pm PT
Locker- would you please send me your roach tray for Christmas?
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 27, 2009 - 08:34pm PT
"Locker- would you please send me your roach tray for Christmas?"...



Please!!!...

I "WUD" never WRAP the "GUD" stuff in PAPER...

the NERVE of "SUM" people...


photo not found
Missing photo ID#136266
...

Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 27, 2009 - 08:52pm PT
Organic Club's : "Light As A Butterfly's Wing"



is that you on the box?????
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 27, 2009 - 08:58pm PT
EDITED











EDIT:

I was very SURPRISED when I enlarged the photo...

photo not found
Missing photo ID#136268
...


You were just KIDDING...

It's REALLY you!!!...
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Nov 27, 2009 - 09:41pm PT
I don't know that you will get a lot of serious replies....but I am in!!!

Suggestions:
 Maybe make it possible for the people to anonymously be in, in case they feel uncomfortable admitting such in the forum; they can contact you with their info without the forum confirmation.
 You may want to extend the sign up deadline, because so many people are traveling for the holiday. Maybe make it at least to next Friday. Lots of people won't have even checked the site by your current cut off time.


Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 27, 2009 - 09:48pm PT
Holy Moley! I've been exposed!



Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 27, 2009 - 09:49pm PT
If you can get me the info before 12/5 I am in. I leave for Belgium 12/8 lynne

Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2009 - 10:07pm PT
Maybe make it possible for the people to anonymously be in, in case they feel uncomfortable admitting such in the forum; they can contact you with their info without the forum confirmation.
This is anonymous. You do NOT have to post in the official thread to be a part of the exchange, you just need send an email the special email I will create for the gift exchange. This email address will be posted on Monday, given sufficient interest. I am asking for at least 20 people to express interest in THIS thread just so I know it is worth the time for me to devote to it. The only people who would know that you are a part of the exchange are the gift sender and myself.

You may want to extend the sign up deadline, because so many people are traveling for the holiday. Maybe make it at least to next Friday. Lots of people won't have even checked the site by your current cut off time.
I understand what you are saying and a lot of thought went into the timeline. If I extend the deadline though then there is much less time for people to figure out what they will send and less time for them to send it. If there is a larger consensus on extending the deadline then I have no problem with it. You just might end up with a late (after x-mas) gift.

If you can get me the info before 12/5 I am in. I leave for Belgium 12/8
If enough people are interested and we do go through with this, then I can get you a name and address before you leave.

So you in Locker and Pate?

-n
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Nov 28, 2009 - 01:26am PT
I'm in! Already have a gift in mind!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 11, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
So Strider... is it happening or not?
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 11, 2009 - 11:04pm PT
what a great idea! first time I'm seeing this thread though
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 11, 2009 - 11:11pm PT
Sounds fun.

It seems to be a hit with the ladies.

I'd do it if it's on.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 12, 2009 - 12:59am PT
Me too. What up ? Need to get my gift mailed to the secret person pronto. lynnie
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 12, 2009 - 01:59am PT
I dropped him a line... if he doesn't want to do it I might run with it. Might be a bit late but we could always do it as a Secret New Year's Eve event. Who is the magical figure for New Years Eve? Not that baby with a cigar and sash across his chest... Baby Huey?!!!!

Let's give Strider a few days to respond and see where it stands.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:05am PT
mmmmmm?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:09am PT
I hate plastic, the figure is also Father Time, but we may want to get a more user friendly figure....someone in the climbing world. Let me know pronto so I can get my gift off. Mail takes time.....:DD lynnie
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:19am PT
Lynne... Of course! Father Time. I guess my mind was stuck in film tonight since I watched a couple. Baby Huey was from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

This could be fun if we can pull it off in "TIME."
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:20am PT
I'll vouch for Striders good intentions and integrity. I think I know where he's climbing, so we can find him and knock his head with the Bridwell hammer if it doesn't work out. :)


I'm in. But that's a lot of instructions. As long as I can thank my SS, I'm kewl with it.


Now, is a blow up sheep NSFW? probably just if it has velcro tabs with matching gloves.

I know I don't get to request, but I've always wanted

Sheep: A Scottish Mountaineering Love Affair

By Ewean Longshanks

Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2009 - 02:40am PT
Hey guys, I thought this idea died out, no one seemed interested...

The reason there were a bunch of weird rules was because I didn't know if there was interest and I was going to be out of town for a while and thought I needed to get things going quickly before I left. I see we are a last minute kinda people so...

Please read my first post again, I am editing it to reflect the current idea in my head. If you have suggestions/questions please post up.

Lynne I know you have a deadline here so as soon as I have someone for you I will send you the info asap...

-n

edit:
*Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2009 Rules*
 You must be a registered forum user of Supertopo.com BEFORE 5:00PM 11/27/2009. Sorry to you lurkers who want to participate but this is to insure that we don't get any opportunists who want free stuff without reciprocation.
 Having said that, if you do agree to participate you also acknowledge the fact that you may receive NOTHING back if your Secret Santa is a d#@&%ebag. We will of course mercilessly torment them on the forum but otherwise there is nothing to be done.
 And having said that, DON'T BE A JERK! Do not sign up if you are not FULLY COMMITTED to FULL PARTICIPATION.
 After the gift has been mailed I ask that the sender emails me verification of having sent the item and the recipient emails me verification of receipt.
 The gift should cost around $20. Homemade gifts are encouraged, there is no price put on care, creativity and thoughtfulness. Also factor in consideration for shipping, so your overall cost should be around $30 depending on what you bought and how expensive it is to ship.
 Gifts MUST NOT BE NSFW!!! (NSFW= not safe for work) No porn, rubber appendages, lingerie, etc...! If you would like something to that effect you may put it in your special considerations HOWEVER EVERYONE should plan on sending and receiving something clean and fun!
 Everyone is encouraged to post of pics of their gift, sharing the joy with the rest of us!
 For those of you asking who the hell I am and why should you trust me...my name is Nick Simon, I have been an active member of this forum for several years, though I do not post terribly too much. I am also confident that should anyone question my authenticity or trust-worthy-ness, there are at least a dozen well known and well respected members/climbers here who can verify my identity and character.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE THEN DO THIS:
 email me at supertoposanta@gmail.com
 give me your supertopo name, real name, shipping address and any other special considerations like gender/allergies/crazy phobias/SSN/mother maiden name/first pets name/first elementary school/etc... =)
 EMAIL ME BY TUESDAY NIGHT (12/15 negotiable??what do you guys think?) if you wish to participate.
 Secret Santa Name Distribution will go out on Wednesday (12/16).
 Have your package in the mail by Friday (12/18).
 Pray that 1 week is long enough for package delivery.
 I HIGHLY recommend USPS flat rate boxes for your gifts. The flat rate boxes are Priority Mail so they normally take 2-3 days for delivery. Also, the flat rate boxes come in various sizes with proportionate fixed shipping costs regardless of weight. Small box is ~$6, Medium Box is ~$10, I don't know about the large box.
 You do NOT have to respond to this post to participate. Maybe you are Royal or Jim or Chris or etc... and wish to remain anonymous. Fine. You DO have to email me to participate but otherwise participation is 100% anonymous unless you choose to divulge your identity to your recipient.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 12, 2009 - 03:05am PT
Strider, does the gift need to cost a certain amount. I'm pretty much doing my trip on a shoestring. No, I'll send my receipient something better than that, but......nothing pricey. Peace, lynne
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2009 - 03:10am PT
The gift should cost around $20. Homemade gifts are encouraged, there is no price put on care, creativity and thoughtfulness. Also factor in consideration for shipping, so your overall cost should be around $30 depending on what you bought and how expensive it is to ship.

If you make something then you just have to factor in the cost for shipping.

Lynne, when is your deadline for a name? Do have a gift already and just need a name by a certain date?

-n
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 12, 2009 - 03:32am PT
Ho ho ho


email sent


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 12, 2009 - 09:05am PT
If they want it by Christmas pro @ 4-5 days. No gift bought yet, but Belgium is famous for its chocolate.....so if you hook me up with a lover of the sweet brown that would be cool. Or I could get something signed by Anak, the Belgium climber that might be worth something someday.

Santa, I, myself, would like something climbing related. Smiles and Peace, lynnie
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:34pm PT
Way to go Strider! Come on folks... let's all show some luv!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:38pm PT
good idea, strider. Too many rules though. I say just let people send random gifts. Or one gift to one person. That person doesn't have to reciprocate. Just buy someone a tricam or two, a couple of lockers, whatever.

The problem is getting peeps addresses anonymously. I think that's where Strider comes in. Everybody send him you mailing address.

Mine's 2190 Brown Ave, Santa Clara, Ca. 95051, Strider.

I don't really need anything, but I got some people in mind!!!! Oh, yeah!!!!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 12, 2009 - 02:56pm PT
I got to thinking too, an excellent gift idea is to but something from some of the SuperTaco artists and send it to someone. It's kind of a two-for, the artist wins and the recipient wins.

Karl's website comes to mind. There are other like Randy Wenzel, Jerry Dodrill.

Help me out and post others....

Here's Baba's
http://www.peaklightimages.com/YosemitePhotoGalleryList.html

This is perfect!!!!
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=695137
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 12, 2009 - 03:01pm PT
yeah, I was thinking of Belgen (milk) chocoate.
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2009 - 04:43pm PT
good idea, strider. Too many rules though. I say just let people send random gifts. Or one gift to one person. That person doesn't have to reciprocate. Just buy someone a tricam or two, a couple of lockers, whatever.

The problem is getting peeps addresses anonymously. I think that's where Strider comes in. Everybody send him you mailing address."


Umm, well most of the rules are about timeline stuff so everyone gets their gift in time. Sign-up by Tuesday, I email out names and address on Wednesday and everyone mails their gifts by Friday hoping they will arrive before Christmas.

And yes, for everyone to remain anonymous they just email me at
SUPERTOPOSANTA@GMAIL.COM
with their name and address and I will match them with someone random.

And there are no rules on gifts except that the cost should be around $20 if you buy it. If you make it there is no limit.

So if you want to join please email me at SUPERTOPOSANTA@GMAIL.COM and I will email you back a random name and address on Wednesday.

Cheers
-n
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 12, 2009 - 05:17pm PT
...an excellent gift idea is to buy something from some of the SuperTaco artists and send it to someone.

Well... Since Bluering insists...

http://shop.vershke.com

And part of the purchase price goes to the YCA so we ALL win!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 12, 2009 - 08:40pm PT
ho ho fun times email sent
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2009 - 01:43am PT
ho ho ho

Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
Really? No one else is interested?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:22am PT
Come on people! You know you will be sad if you miss the fun.
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
Dec 14, 2009 - 02:05am PT
I would be in, but there's simply no way I can have a package in the mail by Friday, just too busy and too much driving around!!!
T H

climber
. . . not !
Dec 14, 2009 - 03:20am PT
"Umm, well"
(Limp wrist gesturing for emphasis)
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
Last chance to sign up is tonight! Tomorrow morning/afternoon everyone who has signed up will receive and email that tells them who their secret santa is and the address to send the gift to.

Come you wussies, get in on the fun!

-n
Pate88

Trad climber
Dec 15, 2009 - 10:47pm PT
If anyone would like to send me two new or in reasonably good condition BD Alaska picks I'd be really appreciative. That's what I want for Christmas.

In return I'll send you back some egg nog with some serious kick to it.

I'd take a B.B. gun too.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 15, 2009 - 10:49pm PT
Buncha f*#king skrooges I tell ya!!!

I'm in , are you? What's 20 bucks or so????? It the f*#king MERRY HOLYDAYS, MAN...!!!!!

losers....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 15, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Yay! I'm glad this idea got rekindled.

Bump!

Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Dec 15, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
OMG!!!!

Thank you to whoever got me the 2009 Burton Custom X snowboard you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Credit: Mason
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2009 - 11:34pm PT
Thats the spirit. We got a couple more suckers....errr...I mean we got a couple more people whose hearts are filled with holiday cheer!

Come on bitches! Sign up now and join the fun! You never know, you just might get those that Burton Snowboard or those sick BD ice picks. Or maybe a fruitcake sturdy enough to be a bullet proof vest.

You know you want to!

-n
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 15, 2009 - 11:38pm PT
You're welcome , Mason, I hope you like it....Bwaahahahha!!!!! I wish I could you a gift like that.

Let's ski, beeattch!!!

The K2's I got are 1980's hand-me-downs, but I'm such a badass on 2 planks it don't matter none! A little wax, the right boots, the planks the are there to propel you ass into the slope!!!!

Let's do it!
Pate88

Trad climber
Dec 15, 2009 - 11:42pm PT
I'd settle for your t-shirt Mason- pretty slick.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 15, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
Count me in. This sounds like to good of a ride to miss.
Pate88

Trad climber
Dec 15, 2009 - 11:45pm PT
I want a bb gun!

Credit: Pate88
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:21am PT
^^^^
"My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. "
Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Dec 16, 2009 - 01:08am PT
Pate, you've either got really good vision or you're messing with me. I think I look like a scrub in that photo and my t-shirt doesn't do me justice.

Blue!! I missed your phone call, i've been packin' i'm headin' to KC tomorrow.

Last week of Dec may not work. I'm in Sin city for NYE starting the 30th. I come back from KC on the 23rd. Maybe between those dates? But January looks good, though.

And Joyce is the Santa Claus that gave this crazy infidel that Burton bad ass!!!!

Stoked!!!
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 02:11am PT
I actually looked at buying a Red Rider BB gun for myself for Christmas when I saw how much they are. $25 at the Evil Empire aka Walmart. 350 fps and shoots both BB's and pellets. Single pump action which is nice for accuracy but you can't pump it up 12 times and launch a BB back in time to break your neighbors window. But you can do that with one of the $30 BB guns they have but its just not a Red Rider.

You'll shoot yer eye out kid!

-n
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 16, 2009 - 02:55am PT
One of my fav all time movies. "yur gonna shoot your eye out." lol
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 03:38am PT
Last minute sign ups...

I am heading to bed now. Anyone who signs up between now and tomorrow morning when I wake up (around 8 - 9am) will be included...

As of right now, I have emailed everyone who has signed up with a confirmation email. Therefore, if you have not received an email from me (check your SPAM filters) then I do not have you signed up. Please try me again and double check the email address is:

supertoposanta@gmail.com

Any emails I receive from now on will be responded to in the morning.

Right now I have an odd number so at least one more person please sign up! =)

Night folks. Talk to you tomorrow around...lunch.

-n
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 16, 2009 - 09:30am PT
hey there strider.. say... i just saw this... say, this is a very kind and sweet idea...

god bless to you all... have fun! ... i can't join in this year, but if you do it next year, i will....

three cheers for taking such a step for all the folks and for the supertopo good-name... :)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 16, 2009 - 09:47am PT
An odd number doesn't matter - You don't have to make exchange "pairs"(which is what I assume you are thinking, with the even/odd number comment).

Just put each person's name down, and another list with each person's name. Then link people together.

Yay for the spirit of Santa!
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 01:09pm PT
HO HO HO!

Thanks to everyone who participated. All emails have been sent and everyone now has been randomly matched. Found a random number generator online that made the whole thing pretty easy to do.

If anyone has a problem please do not hesitate to email me. I will help anyway I can. Once you receive your gift please come back in here and share it with us!

random image stolen from the internets
random image stolen from the internets
Credit: Strider

Merry Christmas!

-nick
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 16, 2009 - 03:07pm PT
thx Strider

your blow up Pamela Anderson doll is in the mail buddy!



heh, seriously though, fun idea.


Merry Ho Ho!
Brother John

climber
Hafia
Dec 16, 2009 - 05:19pm PT
Good call Stider. I know I'd like a Red Alien and a #4 camelot. I think if Santa was thrifty he might find these items somewhere around the last pitch of Solaris......


2 girls and a cup..

I know no one knows me from adam but I can vouch for Stider. You can count on him anywhere anytime.
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 05:25pm PT
sick sick man

last known sighting of a 3.5 & 4 Camalot...

Credit: Strider
Bastards are in there somewhere. What an evil, evil chimney/bombay slot.

The red alien is still a mystery as to where it went.

-n
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 21, 2009 - 02:30pm PT
Looking forward to seeing the goodies everyone received! Waiting for them to be posted is just like that long night the night before Santa visits! Hurry!!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2009 - 03:45pm PT
sorta wish I was in position to be part of this...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 21, 2009 - 09:14pm PT
ding! ding! ding!

Gift received; Xmas wrapping and all. Leaving to visit the peeps for a week on Wednesday, so I think I'll save the unwrapping party for when I get back on the 29th.

The return addy is from Soldotna, AK. Hope it is a job offer....

This is a hoot!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 21, 2009 - 09:29pm PT
Cruelness! At least post a photo of you and the wrapped gift!!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 21, 2009 - 10:22pm PT
Crimpie, yours is coming. winkie winkie..
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 21, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
"Hope it is a job offer...."

hahaha
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 22, 2009 - 10:52am PT
Goodie goodie goodie goodie! :)
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2009 - 12:54pm PT
I am bettin a couple packages will arrive today... Don't forget to share with the rest of us! John, thats cruel making us wait until next week to see what you got!

-n
Pate

Trad climber
Dec 22, 2009 - 03:11pm PT
I've been watching the mail carefully and NADA yet, what gives?

I'll take a bent 'biner or a fuzzy sling with a crusty water knot- just SOMEONE show some love.
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Dec 22, 2009 - 04:11pm PT
Strider, I never received who i'm the santa for?

Mike Fogarty

mfogs@aol.com
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 22, 2009 - 04:23pm PT
Two things came in my box today (mind... gutter...) Notice!!! This was post #69!

One was the new issue of a trade publication we get and the other...

a shiny new locking krab!

THANKS!!!!!!

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 22, 2009 - 05:00pm PT
I have it on good authority that Ihateplastic has another treat on the way (I hear it shipped out today)

...that's just what I hear.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 22, 2009 - 05:05pm PT
I like treats!!!!
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
Mike F.,

Please check your email, including the SPAM folder...

=)

-n
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2009 - 05:41pm PT
Pate,

Maybe I am missing the sarcasm (or I am confusing your ST nickname with someone else's) but you didn't sign up for the exchange, thus no gift will be heading your way... =(

Maybe next year though...

-n
nita

Social climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Dec 22, 2009 - 06:08pm PT
Hey Strider, I never thanked you. We finally used our Evergreen Gift certificate at Fall Strawberry..Thank you!....The Food was Fantastic!!!

Back to the Santa gift exchange.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 22, 2009 - 06:49pm PT
Yippee! Look what just arrived at the front door here -

Credit: Crimpergirl

This came from secret santa JohnTP in SoCal. Dave won't let me open it until Christmas though! :)
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2009 - 07:16pm PT
Nita,

You know, I was just thinking about that the other day, wondering if you guys ever used that. Good to know that they still honored it for you guys. Glad it all worked out for ya! I wish i was able to get to the Fall Strawberry, the line-up looked good but I was still in Colorado at the time. Hopefully I will be able to make Spring. You guys going to Spring?

Callie,

Good to see yours arrived! Remember to let us know what you got!

-n
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 22, 2009 - 07:22pm PT
Ah man. I just tracked the gift that I sent and they are now saying it may not arrive before Christmas! I ordered it immediately. Hopefully it works out. I'll fess up who I've hosed if it doesn't arrive by Christmas day.

On top of that, looks like I typoed the recipient's name. That I will blame on the Hydrocondone!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 22, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
Crimpie, I wouldn't stress on it too much, it's all in good fun. And who doesn't like getting a gift the day or two after Christmas???

(I reassure myself this way because Ihateplastic's other gift may share the same fate).

We'll have to organize Strider's fantastic idea earlier next year...Thanks, Strider! Merry Christmas!
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2009 - 08:58pm PT
Merry Christmas to youse guys! And hopefully next year we can get a few more knuckleheads to join us!

-n
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 22, 2009 - 09:48pm PT
I agree... there should be AT LEAST 100 people involved in this and I now declare this MUST be an annual event!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 22, 2009 - 11:36pm PT
This is truly a hoot and should be an annual event. It was so fun to get my giftee's taco handle and pick a gift.

Just fun for goodness sake.

Edit: Crimpie- open it on Xmas eve. trust me on this one...
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Dec 23, 2009 - 12:05am PT
Mine arrived today Yeah WOOPEE!!!!
Super nice job Strider,
Hope Santa will pm me for a personal Thank You.
Most Happy Holidays to everyone. This was fun!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 23, 2009 - 12:29am PT
You got it John. I'll show this to Dave so he won't make me wait! (He took it away from me after I fondled it aggressively).

It was fun getting the name and choosing something special. I'll go ahead and reveal who I was given...later. Heh heh.

cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Dec 23, 2009 - 03:48pm PT
Got my gift in the mail yesterday. It wasn't wrapped so here is the photo. Actually the knife was wrapped but my boyfriend opened it, does that count against me?
Thank you Secret Santa from Berkley, CA.
Credit: cyndiebransford
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 23, 2009 - 03:52pm PT
Sweet!!!

Those are some old-school 'hexes', Cyndie! Pretty sweet knife too!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 24, 2009 - 12:50am PT
wooHOO got a present ! I'll post a pic when I open it now looking for camera!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 24, 2009 - 12:56am PT
hey there all... say, thanks for posting... this is really sweet of you all....

god bless! thanks for all the warm hearted campfire, spilling out our way... :)
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Dec 24, 2009 - 08:33pm PT
I just received my gift, I can't wait to open it and send a pic and a big thank you, have a great x-mas
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 24, 2009 - 08:51pm PT



a real treat from Secret Santa (clues on return address ? :) ) from the Aunti Di's De-Lites

Thank You Secret Santa !

LP
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 24, 2009 - 09:32pm PT
It's Christmas Eve and as instructed, I opened my gift. My secret Santa, JohnTP revealed himself already so I offer my deep thanks up front. This has been so much fun!

Little did John know that he sent a gift that the whole family could enjoy.

First, check out the box - looks like some snuggly shoes or something to treat my post-surgery foot...

Yummy shoes? (Please ignore the major 'fashion don't' happening. I...
Yummy shoes? (Please ignore the major 'fashion don't' happening. I'm in major lounge mode. :)
Credit: Crimpergirl

So... what is it?













*locker style*

















No - not a pair of slippers or even shoes... it's a




Credit: Crimpergirl
lovely bottle of red wine! Yippee. This is definitely something to enjoy. Yum!

But wait, it came wrapped in blue foam. I didn't know how cool that foam is until I tried putting it in the trash. Clear faux pax as BrassNuts snatched it from me. It's "good" foam he protests.

Good blue foam. ANYONE would know it's not trash.
Good blue foam. ANYONE would know it's not trash.
Credit: Crimpergirl

Even Pente the crag cat got into the fun. The paper hit the floor and she was all over it!

Credit: Crimpergirl

Great gift, lovely wishes - thanks so much to JohnTP. And thanks to our Secret Santa coordinator! :)
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 24, 2009 - 09:43pm PT
KITTIES, separated at birth ! this is Gus with my present from ST Secret Santa just before I opened it!

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 24, 2009 - 09:54pm PT
Dang! I just got a "Seceret Santa from Supertopo" gift via Borders. I'm an xmas morning guy, so i don't know what it is, but, dang agin, i'm a poor broke bad-santa who was otherwise not able to be part of this, so fulsome thanks, S-Santa!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 24, 2009 - 10:38pm PT
I don't want to claim credit, but your presence here is a gift enough Jaybro. Merry Christmas!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 24, 2009 - 10:53pm PT
hey there luckypink (will edit if i got his wrong)...
say... that cat "seperated at birth" is so funny...

wow---say, jaybro, well, after that secret santa is done with you... then, it is my turn:

there is also something else on its way to you, as i say the "wish for secret santa test-drive missed-the-boat" post, too, so you will have another surpirse as well...

BUT:
note: the FIRST little box, though is for anne (remember?) and the other item in it, is for your daughter...
your's missed the "box"... didn't fit...

so--more un-secret though, santa stuff is on the way...
it is so much fun to play in this ol' supertopo sandbox... ;)
ain't it... :)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 24, 2009 - 11:17pm PT
Feliz navidad to all.

Thanks Crimp, I have long appreciated your involvement here as well, go tell that brass nuts guy how lucky he is.

Shalom, Fatty, it really does get better.

Neebee, I can't tell you how much I, we, appreciate what you do. Remember to take care of yourself. Please, don't give up yourself to be so good to us!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 25, 2009 - 02:24am PT
Good stuff, thx "Secret" Santa from Oswego ;) you rock!

honestly this may be the best gift I got. The video has some tremendous footage of John, Peter, Largo, Royal, Kamps, Schultz, and several others. Just really speaking to John's impeccable style. oh, and the fact that I didn't have this one in my collection makes it super good.

really nice, thank you!




I haven't even gone thru the climbing pr0n mags all the way. Some seriously good photos in there.

Merry Xmas everyone!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 25, 2009 - 05:01pm PT
Bumping.

I learned that the gift I ordered on the 16th was not delivered to the UPS until the 23rd. THE FRIGGIN' 23RD!

Grrrrr.

So, at least for that gift, this thread will be alive for some more time. Can't wait to see the other goodies out there. Happy Holidays to everyone!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 25, 2009 - 05:14pm PT
Stones into Schools
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Dec 25, 2009 - 05:22pm PT
I believe that the gift I sent is late, gave the usps 6 days,
but it had to transcon :( ...
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 26, 2009 - 02:03pm PT
Not to worry, Secret Santa JoeyF! Santa's a busy dude and knows that a day-after arrival just extends the holiday spirit for some....


And that is the case in this situation! My Secret Santa gift arrived today and I saw it waiting as I came through the door this afternoon.... Yay!!!! I am not posting the ID of Santa, but if that Santa so wishes to make themselves known, it is good with me!

Here is the pretty tissue wrap chosen to protect the contents...(excuse the basket of fruit, which I photo'd next to in a compositional attempt at highlighting the holiday spirit)

Credit: happiegrrrl

And here is what Santa delivered!

Credit: happiegrrrl

What a wonderful, thoughtful Santa. The card is a pretty winter snow scene of the Golden Gate bridges, and reads:

Terrie,

Wishing you the wonders of the season.

I hope you like coffee, Goat Rock is a local crag on the Sonoma Coast. My brother made the DVD. I hope you enjoy!

Wishing you a Safe and Happy Season!




This is really a perfect gift for me. Yes, I do like coffee! I can't wait to try this one out - perhaps this afternoon during the time when my energy cycle drops. What a nice pick-me-up!

The DVD is called "Timeless... A National Parks Odyssey"

This I am going to savor! I have the feeling it is going to have me thinking about road tripos....since it includes information on some wonderful places - Arches, Banff, Canyonlands, Zion.... and that's just a selection of the ones included!




Thank You, Secret Santa!
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2009 - 04:43pm PT
Hey, I am glad everyone is getting cool gifts!

Just wanted to mention that there are a couple late packages out there (2 that I know of) so if you haven't received your please be patient.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

-n
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 26, 2009 - 06:24pm PT
Kick assssss!!!!

Just got mine! Here it is!

Credit: bluering

Self portrait with new T-shirt!!!! Thanks, man!!!!!
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Dec 26, 2009 - 09:45pm PT
Santa sent me this sick looking dvd,

Credit: JOEY.F

It's a good thing I watched those Sherlock Holmes movies last night, Happie, this is gonna be a toughie. (wink).

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 26, 2009 - 11:38pm PT
Yippee! I hope you like it Bluering! He is a favorite character of mine: Salad Fingers. Check out one of his 'episodes' (episode 1) here: http://www.fat-pie.com/salad.htm

Odd and awesome all at once!
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Dec 27, 2009 - 01:24am PT
My Seceret Santa was?


LuckyPink AKA Maureen

I received my gift package Christmas Eve, we open one gift each Christmas Eve, after watching everyone open gifts it was my turn, and I opened my secret santa gift!

WOW

What a card and What a gift.

Thank you Maureen I will use it forever.

Peace

Mike Fogarty
Credit: Fogarty
Credit: Fogarty
Credit: Fogarty

Zander im your Secret Santa, You will receive your gift Tuesday sorry for the delay.

Strider Great Idea!

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 27, 2009 - 11:18am PT
Thanks, Crimpie!!!

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 27, 2009 - 12:05pm PT
Your welcome Bluey. I really hope you like it as much as I do? Where did you go Nita? It *is* twisted stuff isn't it? :)
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 27, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
I'd never seen it before, Crimpie, but it is bizarre! I kinda like it. It's weird, somewhat disturbing, but funny too!

It'll be my new climbing shirt. I'll have to alternate it with my lime-green Sabbath shirt.

Oh, and everybody miss-spells my name. Lots of people throw in that extra C. It's par for the course, I'm used to it.

Thanks!
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 27, 2009 - 05:24pm PT
Mike! you are welcome and big hugs to you for a happy new year! I'm glad you like your present.. this was really fun! LP
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 28, 2009 - 05:22pm PT
Hey Fogarty,
No problem , I'll looking forward to getting it. Happy Holidays!

Cyndie,
I see you got the old school pro. Let us know how it works! Ha ha! Merry Christmas!
(or should I say Ho ho?)


Zander
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 28, 2009 - 10:20pm PT
At first I was confused (my normal state of mind) since the package arrived from an overseas address. Then I was pleased when I saw what it was and I put the product of root(2) and root(8) together and got four!

Secret Santa arrived AGAIN! Thanks so much. And I am sure Karl "B" B thanks you too.

Credit: Ihateplastic
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 28, 2009 - 11:08pm PT
oooh - nice!
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Dec 29, 2009 - 01:28am PT
STRIDER, YOUR THE (BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

MF!
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Dec 29, 2009 - 01:52am PT
^^^^
Agreed!
My Secret Santa was the one and only Mung E Climber,
How cool is that! Thanks M !
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 29, 2009 - 02:09pm PT
Nice, Simon!!!! Glad it finally got there.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dec 29, 2009 - 02:11pm PT
Yes, Sir Bluering it hath arrived. Thank yee Oh so kindly!

(Damn! I wish I was Cap'n Jack...)
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 31, 2009 - 12:10am PT
Holy Mackerel Mr. Fogerty!
Credit: Zander
Thin hands are my nemesis. I will be thinking good thoughts about you while total sketched in the years to come.
Merry christmas and thank you!
Zander
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 31, 2009 - 06:26pm PT
Postin up my thanks to my Secret Soldotna Santa. Cool stuff! My feeble photo skillz do not do these prints justice; but they are awesome.

Any chance of sending them back for signing before I get them framed?

Here is one:

Credit: johntp

Here is the other:

Credit: johntp
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
Looks like you guys got some awesome schwag!

Happy New Years to you guys and thanks for participating in the SSSGE '09. Can't wait until next Christmas so we can do it again.

-n
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Dec 31, 2009 - 11:27pm PT
Johntp I sent you an e-mail through Supertopo. If you don't receive it let me know. I will sign the photos if you wish, I thought about it at the time I sent them but passed on the opportunity.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 1, 2010 - 12:08pm PT
Super Secret Soldotna Santa-

For some reason the taco PM seems unreliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. Got your return PM.

Those are some great prints; I definitely want them signed.

Thank you again.

Edit: Headed to JT in a few minutes; can't pass up a chance for the Bird's slide show!
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