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ketchupqueen
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(If I get Noemon, I'm so going to get him a toy pony now. [Razz] )
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Noemon, you're almost at 10,000 posts!

I'm still debating whether I want to do this. Hm.

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Yes, you do! It's so fun. [Smile] I liked the book I got last year, but the shopping was actually the best part. You'd be amazed at what you can buy and/or make for $10. [Big Grin]
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Oh, yes! It was so much fun, and so much joy to give and to receive. [Smile]
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Toy ponies, kitties, and doggies, on their way.
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"I want a pony, and one of those little plastic rockets..." [Wink]
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How many people participated in the years before?
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Name: Amira
Gender: Female
Colours: blues and purples mostly. Warm colours (oranges, yellows, browns) don't suit me at all.

Likes: chocolate (and I've been craving dark chocolate with chilli but you can't get it very easily here), books, stationery (I'm a teacher so stickers always go down well). Music is always good - I haven't listened to anything new for ages. I also need a new scarf!

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The first year, I don't know - Annie organized it. Last year, 52 by the end, I think. I didn't keep any of the files or information once the Exchange was over, so I can't check.
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Name: Ruth
Gender: Female
Allergies: Anything with fur, some melons, and I don't really do well with scented lotions or perfumes. Candles are fine, though.
Colors: I like lots of colors, but red tends to be my favorite lately. And green and purple and yellow and cream and gold.

Likes: Cooking, quirky gifts, art, books, surprises, classical music

Also, I'm pregnant if that helps. Not sure it will, but hey.

[ November 18, 2005, 12:40 PM: Message edited by: Brinestone ]

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quote:
Noemon, you're almost at 10,000 posts!
I am, aren't I? Wow. That's...a lot of posts.

quote:
I'm still debating whether I want to do this. Hm.
Glad you decided to! I think it's going to be fun.
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~Name: Krista
~Gender: female
~Favourite color: Just about anything that's not black/red/pink is fine by me.
~Allergies: None that'd be a problem. Unless, of course, someone really wants to get me painkillers...
~My wishlist: Any of these'd be thrilling.
-A postcard or two, homemade, if at all possible.
-some music: Fuuny/peppy/clean/something you'd want to dance wildly to - foreign languages are always fun, I know Spanish and German and am attempting Chinese
-any Discworld book after #2
-teach me how to hack
-a poster (...Needs to be something my mother'd approve of)
-Starburst wrappers (Please, eat the candy. I just want wrappers, unwripped and uncrumpled, of course.. Yes, I collect them.)
-an ergonomic desk chair XB

Merry Christmas!

[ December 01, 2005, 01:36 PM: Message edited by: aiua ]

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This is such a nifty way to get to know folks!

What fun!

Name: Shannon
Gender: Female
Favorite Color: Earthtones (greens/browns)
Allergies: Penecillan (so no shots, please *grin*)
Wishlist: Homemade is awesome. Surprises are awesome. A homemade card is totally awesome! A homemade card from someone who wouldn't mind an honest-to-goodness pen pal is even better!

*still struggling with the age of electronic communication culture* [Big Grin]

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bump up to the top
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Raia
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Shan, I'm with you there. I love e-mail and all, but I miss the days when I would write to people by hand, and they would write back.

And I'm NINETEEN. Oy!

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I'm not sure I'll be able to participate in this exchange, but I'll post this up just in case I do.

Gender: Female
Favorite Color: Lilac & Sky Blue
Do you have any allergies: None

Black Matte Boards for mounting would be good.
That computer game: Myst
Angel Cage artbook by yuki kaori
Lost Angel artbook by yuki kaori
Gift certificate from any store around here like Target, Borders, Starbucks, or just the money.
Money, money, money....

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Name: Catherine
Gender: Female
Favorite Color: I don't dislike any, but I like bright vibrant colors the most.
Allergies: Penecillan, poison ivy and most fragrances.
Wishlist: I don't want anything in particular, but I enjoy feminine things, quilting, books (but I don't have much time for fun reading), and cooking. I prefer things that can be used rather than something that just sits on a shelf. I know I don't post much but katharina knows me very well.

[ November 28, 2005, 02:56 PM: Message edited by: Coccinelle ]

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Name: Ephraim
Gender: male
Favorite Color: "Blue. No Green! Aaagh!" (and I swear that I thought of that before I read what my mom wrote) I don't like "cheesy" colors. Like the color of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. lol.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I like books, games (video, card, and board), magic and gags. I like money, too. If you are from someplace other than New Jersey, I would like some sort of thing that shows what it is like where you are.

I don't want food, since I am kosher. I don't like scented candles, incense, bubble bath, or other scented things.

No inspirational plaques, please. I am a teenager, so anything that could help with that situation would be appreciated. My mother will be seeing my present, so it would be better if it wasn't pornographic or inappropriate.

Yeah! Presents!

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I am so tempted to go shopping for an inappropriate, pornographic inspirational plaque now.

[Big Grin]

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I know a shop that sells those...
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A pony!

Dear Whoever Gets Me:

I am so so sorry for being an annoying picky little git.

Sincerely,
Lisa

Food:

Love: Swiss chocolate, good cheese, pears (anyone live near Medford?), nummy little cookies, red wine, nuts.

Dislike: Meat, dried fruit, coconut, most domestic chocolate (blame my Swiss godmother), citrus fruit, caffeinated drinks.

Allergies: most skincare products and wool that isn't cashmere. Possibly my skin belonged to someone really spoiled in a past life.

I would love something unique to where you are (my tastes run towards the feminine but non-frilly), or a mix CD of your favorite songs, a bar of Lindt or Toblerone picked up at your local grocery store, some of your favorite vegetarian recipes written out, homemade cookies, catnip for my kitten . . . You can also run anything by Jennie dot Hansen at gmail dot com. She's hansenj on Hatrack, and it's all her fault that I'm here and soliciting presents.

Thank you so much!

[ November 20, 2005, 02:10 AM: Message edited by: Samarkand ]

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quote:
Originally posted by imogen:
I am so tempted to go shopping for an inappropriate, pornographic inspirational plaque now.

Gasp! Don't you dare! [No No]
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Right, that gift should be reserved for that kid's mom.
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Name: Jonathan Howard (surprise!);
Gender: Male, unless someone changed the system last night;
Favourite tinge: #00FFC8;
Allergies: Bullshit, you can only imagine what it's like to be living with myself;
What would I like: A girlfriend, peace on earth, or anything unkitchy that you want to send.

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I am only 14 years old so inspirational porn, though enticing, is illegal
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You have a way with words that makes me chuckle, Son of Shvester. [Smile]
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I want to do this so bad...I can't though, and I don't think I'd be able to explain to my mom that I want to send a gift to some person in another state whom I've never met before, nor would I be able to explain why I'm recieveing a gift from said person...I hate being 15...
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Jaime- I thought I was the only one.. But, I've managed to get around that. See..it's not all that hard to..not mention it to her. ^-^
Plus, it doesn't have to be something huge. A letter or something else small and normalish would suffice.

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Jaime, I was also scared stiff of telling my parents, the first year I participated in this (two years ago, I think). But while they were a bit startled, it ended up ok, and they let me!
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OK. Mom's point of view. Had I not been a Hatracker, and participating myself, and monitoring the SoS's activity in this, (and actually encouraging him to participate) I wouldn't allow it, either. In fact, when we signed him up (together), he was a bit shocked that I allowed him to include his real address. He understands that the reason that he could do this is that I was doing it with him.

If I found out that he had done this without my consent (and I guess that it would be pretty easy for me to find out when a package arrives for him from a stranger), he would be in trouble, and probably have his computer activities sharply curtailed, and strictly monitored.

You can't easily trust someone who has violated your trust.

Bottom line, you want your folks to trust you, you've got to be trustworthy.

[/Mommy-ness]

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Raia, you were dating a hatracker and 17 two years ago, that's a bit different, but yeah I can see you were scared.

My mom had no problems with it, but I was 18, and had done similar things on other message boards (though on those I had met pretty much everyone, and they were all visibly my age or younger).

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aiua - encouraging someone else to withhold information that has even a remote possibility of causing harm, either to family relationships or to oneself personally, is very irresponsible and disresepctful.

Yes, this forum is ideally set up to be family-friendly and safe. For the most part it succeeds. But caution and thoughtfulness are part of what keeps it so.

Encouraging a young teen to essentially lie to the people who help keep her/him safe in this world - I REALLY think that is unacceptable. [Frown]

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Jaime, what can you lose? Just ask your mom...you might be surprised. [Smile]
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I see the concern, and fully understand it. I didn't participate last year for pretty obvious reasons, but after a while, after meeting some people from here, after talking to others and after my parents realised I'm wisely responsible to choose this forum (and I've had mail sent to and fro this address) - we all believe it's safe.

If I tell my parents I'm participating in something like this they wouldn't mind. I even doubt they'd care whether I told them or not. They trust my judgement and they know I'm naturally skeptic. Especially after studying intel & espionage for the third year.

But I see the concern. Basically, I count myself pretty lucky I landed the way I did.

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I talked to SoS about it, and he thinks that it is better to have a trusting relationship with his parents than to get a cheap present from a stranger.

Besides, he said, family tends to give better presents. (and he hasn't even seen what Hatrack's present is, yet)

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Breyerchic, I wasn't talking about dating a Hatracker, I was talking about participating in this, which is what I said. But yes, I was nervous about that too.
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I know what you said, but you had already by the holidays explained hatrack, and they'd met that person, it would make a difference in most parents perceptions. And there is a difference between 15 and 17.
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I remember convincing my parents to let me drive to Ohio and spend the night in a hotel with hatrackers I'd never met my senior year. I had to have both my brother and my boyfriend come with me, but they let me. Your parents might be more open to it than you would think.
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At the top of this page is a clicky to "Email this page to someone!" Perhaps you can do that to help explain what you want to do. If Ma knows Hatrack, she is more likely to be open to it. Especially when she reads the mature and responsible advice you get here from most of us.

OK, me. [Big Grin]

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erosomniac [(An)drew)]
Gender: Male
Favorite Color: I'm red/green colorblind, so dodge those, please.
Do you have any allergies: several foodstuff allergies...best to just dodge food.

Anything music/literature related is likely (read: guaranteed) to score big points with me. If it's something YOU wrote/recorded/performed...superextrabonus.

Edit: Wow, I apparently say "dodge" way too much. How brit of me. Or maybe it's just my endless hours of work weighing down on the capitalist portion of my brain, slowly killing all the American cells.

EDIT AGAIN: It just occured to me to mention: I'm contact allergic to most metals, so nothing metal and wearable, please. Sorry about the late update.

[ December 01, 2005, 06:17 PM: Message edited by: erosomniac ]

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Oh, and Jaime, offer to show them what you're sending, and what you end up receiving. In my experience, parents are much more open to these things if they're clear you aren't hiding something (so communicating with them might also be a good plan).
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Did I miss the sign-up for this? Or is this thread it? [edit: I'm stupid and didn't even SEE the sticky thread!]

*confused*

Oh well, I want in, so here's my list!

Jen
Gender: Female
Favorite Colors: pretty ones! [Smile]
Do you have any allergies (nuts, milk, soaps, whatever): nope.

Don't really have a list... got a beautiful journal last year, and a wicked cool puzzle and a CD the year before.

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In light of KarlEd's request:

Radu
Gender: Male
Favorite Colors: green (dark shades), blue & black. NOT pink(ish) or yellow(ish).
Allergies: well, nobody send me flowers, ok? Also, nothing that's covered in thick layers of dust, so if you just found an archaeological relic in your basement and you decide to send it, please take the time to clean it first.

I love getting postcards - and I'm in dire need of some as I don't have many left after a certain incident :twitches:. For anything else I put myself at your mercy...

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Mikelle
Gender: female
Colors: blues, silver, bright colors
Allergies: none
Wishlist:
Umm, anything really. Books, something unique to you or where you live would be fun, homemade stuff...

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JH -- yes, I really did take time to put that into a test HTML page in order to see what color that was....


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And...??
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What don't you understand about "#00FFC8"? [Roll Eyes]
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Joe
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Age: 33

Allergies: anything scented, including candles, potpourri, and many colognes. Lanolin.

It's rarely cold here, so anything for cold weather probably wouldn't get much use.

I don't really need a lot, so the best gifts for me either are experiences or in some way double as experiences: like getting something pretty unique to where you live would be cool, because it would be a gift with a story behind it. Books are great. I like to cook. I probably have any cooking implement I could need, but a neat ccookbook or food might make a good gift.

I also love Disney. [Smile]

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Send smokes to a Joe, go to anysoldier.com
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Ashley
Gender: Female
Fav. Color: I like purples, pinks, blues and greens, and silvers. I love the fall colors this season--the pinks and browns and such.

I'm not allergic to anything, but some wools tend to itch.

I spend my winters in Utah, so coldweather items are entirely welcome. I also love Broadway showtunes, Firefly, Harry Potter, bead supplies, crafty things, MST3K, Alton Brown, chocolate...you pretty well can't go wrong with me. So long as nothing has coconut. [Smile]

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