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Topic: Secret Buddy 11/22 NEW UPDATE IN 1ST POST!*

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Subject: Secret Buddy 11/22 NEW UPDATE IN 1ST POST!*
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 6:37 PM ET
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I'm sorry I haven't been around to update the post and answer the pm's that have been sent to me! My computer crashed, spent days in the shop, and I had to buy a new one yesterday. I'm answering the pm's now.  I had the secret buddy list on the dead computer, but I also had a paper list, thank goodness! I just hope that the paper list was the same as the final list I made on the computer. If not, this game will be more of a secret than we planned because no one will really know what is going on.  :-O   No, I really think the list is fine and I can check it against the pm's I sent everyone to make sure it is correct. I'm definitely not going to win " Swap Hostess with the Mostest" at the rate I'm going right now, lol.

Don't forget to mail your books in time for Christmas. Media mail slows down quite a bit during December, so keep that in mind.

If you haven't already bought the book, check your buddy's list again to make sure it hasn't changed. Some have already received books from their list through FIFO, but I don't really know of a good way to keep people from getting two copies of the same book without spoiling the "secret" part of the swap. If anyone has a good idea for this, let me know! Maybe next year, the game shouldn't be started until November...  Well, at least next year, we'll have some of the kinks in the swap worked out! Perhaps, we'll have to do another swap before then to practice. ;-)



If you'd like to participate in the first ever Historical Fiction Christmas Secret Santa Swap, sign up here!

Each person will be assigned a secret buddy to buy a book for. Suggestions may be on that person's profile. The price limit is no less than $10.00, no more than $20.00. Everyone should mail their books out in time for them to arrive before Christmas.

Anyway, sign up here!

So far, we have:

  • Tangerine M.
  • Michelle R. 
  • Holly P.
  • Donna B.
  • Jennifer W.
  • Jennie B.
  • Pamela R.
  • Mimi M.
  • Cheryl M.
  • Michelle L.
  • Daphne R.
  • Hannah J.
  • Janelle C.
  • Colleen J.
  • Elizabeth B.
  • Wendy H.
  • Felicia J.

I'm going to leave the sign-ups open for a few more days. I'll need everyone to send me their address so that I can forward it to their secret buddy.

You should never write the lyrics of a song that is stuck in your head in a thread that you have to open frequently because it just gets stuck in your brain over and over again. Bad idea. I think I'm going to erase that part so that I'm not stuck singing about girls just wanna have fun again tomorrow. I'm really quite sick of it. ;-)

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Date Posted: 10/11/2008 6:58 PM ET
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I'm in. This sounds like fun!

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 7:10 PM ET
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**Raises hand**



Date Posted: 10/11/2008 7:11 PM ET
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<shaking my head at Cyndi there> LOL


Date Posted: 10/11/2008 7:13 PM ET
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I'm in!

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 7:17 PM ET
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Count me in.

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 8:03 PM ET
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LOL, Diana! I just hope Cyndi is gone by tomorrow. That's all they really wa-aa-aa-ant....

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 8:15 PM ET
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I'm in for sure!

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 8:36 PM ET
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I would love to do it too!

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 10:57 PM ET
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Count me in......


Date Posted: 10/12/2008 1:14 AM ET
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For Girls, they want to have fu-un, oh girls...

Anyway, I'm in! Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 1:07 PM ET
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Add me to the list too.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 2:10 PM ET
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Count me in as well.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 3:24 PM ET
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Me too.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 6:20 PM ET
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Sure, count me in.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 6:50 PM ET
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Sniff. I'm going to have to pass (after I put my HF WL up too!). I'm going to be housebound for awhile in a couple of weeks. I'm having surgery and I'm uncertain about how well I'm going to be able to get around.

You all have fun and I'll look for this next year. :)


Date Posted: 10/12/2008 7:45 PM ET
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I'll go in on this too :)

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 10:27 PM ET
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Okay, I thought I signed up, but I don't see my post. Anyway, I'm in! :-)

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 1:09 PM ET
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Me me me me me me me me!!!!

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 4:41 PM ET
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Awww... Genie! We'll miss you in our game!

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 9:02 AM ET
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I'm going to leave the sign-up open until Friday. So, if you want to join in, you have until then to do it. I will need everyone's address to give to the secret buddies. If you want to go ahead and send it to me, you can do that now.

** I solemnly swear that I will not forward your addresses on to any of my favorite charities, any political candidate, or add you to the mailing lists of any weird sex magazine's.**

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 9:31 AM ET
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LOL! Thanks for that disclaimer Valli. I definitely don't want a subscription to a weird sex magazine for Christmas!

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 10:30 AM ET
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Too late, Jennifer. I've already bought your subscription. :-D

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 1:42 PM ET
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Hey valli - I'm gonna bow out, if I can.  After realising how hectic the next 6 weeks are going to be for me, I'd rather not play than take the chance of disappointing someone.

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 11:33 PM ET
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I still need six addresses. If you haven't sent your address to me, do so as soon as you can. I'll send out the names of your secret buddy's as soon as I have everyone's address.

I'm sorry you can't play Marci, but I understand! It really is a busy time of year. ;-)


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