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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 douchebag. 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....
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