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dawnmaria
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I was very surprised when I arrived home to find a weird looking plastic bag on my porch. It's been very rainy here today so the maillady left my box in a bag. I was overwhelmed when I opened the box to find a tea set from KetchupQueen and the KetchupPrincess! I am very touched that the Princess picked it out herself. It is beautiful and I know my little girl will enjoy it with me. Please be sure to tell the KetchupPrincess we will have a tea party soon in her honor! Thank you very much!
DawnMaria

<Edited thread title --PJ>

[ December 02, 2006, 03:15 PM: Message edited by: Papa Janitor ]

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breyerchic04
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Awesome!
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Yay! I'm glad it got there! Emma says, "You wellome!" [Big Grin]
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(Will this be the official "I got my gift" thread? Should we keep it up?)
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It can, that's easy enough.
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Noemon
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Making this the official thread seems like a natural to me.
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I got my hatrack gift from ketchupqueen today! [Big Grin] She gave me a tour of L.A., complete with gifts from her favorite spots in the city and a letter explaining them. You're right - it did bring me some sunshine on a terribly cold day. Thank you!! [Smile]
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Raia
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Wait... how were both your gifts from ketchupqueen?
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I think one was from ketchupqueen and one was from the princess?
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I think dawn's was from KetchupPrincess, technically.
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Raia
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Ah! I see. Thanks. [Smile]
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Yup, and she picked it all out herself, I just wrote the letter.

Jeni, I'm so glad you liked it! I feel awful that one piece dropped out of the package, it is following shortly.

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Oh, and Jeni, you have to tell me what's in the grab bag! I'm dying to know.

(I realize that next time I'm at Olvera Street I could spring for one of my own. But what would be the fun in that? [Wink] )

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I suppose this means I should get mine sent out. I bought my gift before Thanksgiving... [Wall Bash]

Jesse

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I got my gifts! Euripides got me:

2 postcards bearing interesting photos by Ken Duncan, who Euripides describes as "one of my favorite photographers....[whose]evocative panoramas are almost national icons"

1 CD by an Australian inde/rock band (who I'd never heard of, but whose work I can't wait to get to know), Youth Group. The album is Casino Twilight Dogs. I'm listening to it as I type this.

and

Peter Carey's novel Oscar and Lucinda, which I'm vaguely aware of having heard of, but which I've never read. Euripides says that it's arguably the most famous work of one of Australia's finest authors, so I'm pretty excited to read it.

[Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

Thanks Euripides! Consider your patriotic duty well on its way to being discharged. I love the photos, am liking the CD quite a bit (and I almost never like music a whole lot the first time I listen to it, so this is a very positive thing), and am looking forward to the book.

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I got my package from Ketch Prince Consort in the mail today.


He sent me a hand painted fan, a little satin bag, a scroll with a humorous map of LA on it and an incredible folding hat.

The hat is a really funky folding sun hat which is definitely coming to Hawaii with me. I'm very fair skinned so a good sun hat is essential and its so hard to find one that is easy to pack.

Thanks Jeff!

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Here is a picture of a sun hat like the one KPC sent me.

folding sun hat

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Noemon
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And I would just like to extend an additional thanks to Euripides for refraining from mailing me a pony.
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But, but but, I wanted an Australian pony, they're so pretty. And my parents were even willing to borrow the neighbor's trailer for a ride to dayton!!!
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Noemon
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[Smile]
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Yay! Noemon is on his way to being Aussiefied!

I thought about sending you a documentary on thoroughbred horse racing, but I decided that was a bit cruel.

[ December 04, 2006, 08:45 PM: Message edited by: Euripides ]

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Noemon
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[Big Grin] Actually I would have thought that it was hilarious. But I suspect that I like what you actually got me better than I'd have liked that.
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Noemon
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By the way, the card was really clever (it was a mocked up post from Euripides dated December 25th, 2006, for those of you who are neither me nor Euripides). Did you photoshop that or what?
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Phar Lap, such a sad sad story.
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Yep. I started a new topic, previewed it, took a screen shot and photoshopped the date etc.
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For those who are unaware as to what breyerchic is on about, Phar Lap was a famous race horse.
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Most of them have figured out my horse rambles and just let me keep going.
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Wow, Euripedes, what a great (untacky) Australian present!

[Smile]

(And I'm glad you didn't get him True History of the Kelly Gang for the Carey novel!)

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Thanks imogen. [Smile] I've never read the True History myself, but I'm yet to meet someone who has and enjoyed it!

[ December 05, 2006, 04:42 AM: Message edited by: Euripides ]

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No one got their gifts today?
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Nope - mine's finally in the mail, after dumb work-related delays (since when was it legal for work to get in the way of hatrack??!!) !! : ) *really, really hopes they like it!!!*
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My parents told me that my package arrived today, but I won't be able to open it until Monday or Tuesday when I get home. [Frown]
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Oh well, you won't need it till then.
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Chris and I sent ours out yesterday. Someone should get theirs tomorrow, and someone else on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
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Btw, whoever my gifter is, if you sent it to my house, I won't get for another week and a half or so... so don't panic if I don't post! I'm still at school. [Smile]

To my giftee (though of course, you have no idea who you are yet): Hopefully my gift is going out today. I finally compiled all the pieces that are going in it, and I don't have choir today, so I'm going to try and make a run to the post office before my diction class!

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While posts in this thread (and the others) are great, because of the way gmail works, and the way I'm sending messages after mailing date, it would be much better if you emailed saying when you send your gift.
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Well, I haven't actually sent it yet. Don't get ahead of me here. [Razz]
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Sweet!!! Came home to a box outside my door... My heart lept!!! Got inside - barely put down the laptop bag - grabbed the scissors... AND OPENED MY HATRACK GIFT!!

KarlEd hooked me up with a KILLER new journal for poetry... It's really, really awesome. It's got an old school look to it - the cover's got a design where the material looks sort of like the inside of a mussel's shell + the back is a smaller version that also mirrors itself... It has a bookmark build in AND has a pocket in the back to shove in 'extras' (which i'm constantly doing with journals). NICE JOB KarlEd!!

I am also now the proud owner of a bag of chocolate covered potato chips from the Utz factory... Wonder how long they're going to last... : )

Thanks again!!

edit: oh! i also got some fantastic pages from the dining & entertainment section of the hanover area merchandiser... ; )

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I love Utz, though I'm not sure if the flavor I love is available in PA (the crab chip).


The journal sounds gorgeous.

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quote:
edit: oh! i also got some fantastic pages from the dining & entertainment section of the hanover area merchandiser... ; )
LOL! Yeah, I spared no expense on the packaging. [Big Grin]

Let me know what you think of the Chocolate Covered Potato Chips. Almost everyone I've given them to has gone "YUCK!" when they hear about them, and then somewhere between "Oh, not half bad," and "WOW! Those are GREAT!" after tasting them. I can say, for myself, that they are definitely a unique flavor experience. [Wink]

Glad you liked the journal. I had a few to choose from, but that one looked the nicest and seemed best for poetry. You'll have to post in the Original Poetry thread after you write in your journal.

breyerchic, yes, the crab chips are available in PA, and they're one of my favorites too.

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chocolate covered potato chips? [Confused] [Angst]
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Well, chocolate covered pretzels are pretty tasty...
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quote:
You'll have to post in the Original Poetry thread after you write in your journal.
Don't you mean the Orginal Potry thread? [Wink]
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Chocolate covered potato chips?

That actually does sound kinda tasty...in a strange, exotic way [Big Grin]

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Salt + Chocolate is good. Remember, salt is a flavor enhancer.
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I love potato chips dipped in chocolate pudding (or crumbled on top.) So I think I would like chocolate covered potato chips.
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quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
I love potato chips dipped in chocolate pudding (or crumbled on top.) So I think I would like chocolate covered potato chips.

PLUS KETCHUP!
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I got my present, and it is really special, too! At least I'm pretty sure I got my Hatrack present. Whoever sent it forgot to include a card, or their name or anything, the big dope!

But, if you sent me a mother and child sculpture, thank you so much! It is very nice, and will have a place of honor on my mantelpiece.

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I'm in the same boat at Tante. I received my gift today, but without any indication of who sent it. It is the graphic novel Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki (whom I adore), which looks freaking awesome.

Thank you, oh mysterious Hatracker. This is how I shall decompress inbetween my finals.

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White Whale, I'll email you.
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