Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Matt Bowyer, Sep 1, 2012.
Indeed you can.
Ok. Thanks, all.
Getting something through Steam is really not as fun as receiving an unknown gift to unwrap, but in the end, it's eminently more practical in my opinion...
That's why the wine tasted so fruity the year you got me.
Fruity's one word for it.
I doubt that many people on this forum would have any complaints about getting a gift through Steam. I sure wouldn't.
I have got to get off my butt and start stalking. SRSLY.
The toddler and incoming baby has me distracted for some reason, I barely have time to play Crusader Kings 2!
If my secret santa still have problems getting me a gift, or just as a tip for other people, thinkgeek.com is a really good place to look.
I have received a mysterious package! My wife confirmed that it was from a secret Santa and was slightly confused. I am intrigued but will resist the urge to open it now and stash the box until the appropriate time.
I'm confused, what's there to be confused about? I suppose you may not know until you open it though.
Perhaps 7x6 forgot to inform her that he was in a secret Santa so suddenly he has a package that indicates it is from MISTERIO SANTO from PARTS UKNOWN and she's concerned that he's about to get hit with a devastating plancha suicida.
Perhaps she is confused because either a) the gift represents a serious failure in stalking, or b) she's about to learn something new about seventimessix.
Luchadors make excellent surprise gifts.
I haven't procured a single item.
Luckily should all fail, my santee has left me with a fallback plan in his/her Nom de Plume...
They do but shipping costs for them are through the roof and forget about trying to ship them internationally.
You're stuck with them, too -- luchadores rarely sell.
FYI, Santa, I'm not often home during the day to receive packages from UPS or FedEx, so USPS is the best carrier to use.
I have finished wrapping the gift and addressed it while listening to Alice's Restaurant.
Note to her Santee: disinfect the package first. Otherwise you'll get Arlo Guthrie cooties. :)
I love that song, it's been a Thanksgiving tradition to listen to it at noon on a local radio station for as long as I can remember. :)
Purchasing complete! I had little guidance for my santee this year, so hopefully I came up with good stuff he or she doesn't already have.
I've been told that I'm not easy to cyberstalk, I don't mean to make this too difficulty for my Secret Santa. This is what I posted last year on Qt3, and I loved my gifts from DennyA (thanks again, DennyA!).
I'm really much more interested in what someone on Qt3 or brokenforum might pick out rather than having some of my immediate gamer wants gratified. Wishlists just defeat the whole reason why I'm signing up. I guess some folks find that exasperating, but rest assured, I really do mean that I dig surprises.
I have a stressful job, so I blow off steam by indulging by inner nerd. Just assume if there's a cool new game that's getting a lot of media attention or brand new book on the top 10 list, I probably already have it.
On the other hand, I don't have a ton of free time, if it's something that's not displayed prominently at Best Buy, then I probably haven't had the time to discover it. I miss the diamonds in the rough.
It'd be awesome to receive something that *you* think is cool, since Qt3'ers seem to be a remarkable breed of people/gamers/sci-fi or fantasy enthusiasts. My general inclination is pretty mainstream, but I've found that when a friend recommends something that they think is awesome but a little less widely known, I agree. Games, movies, books, are all things I enjoy. Examples of this: I bought and enjoyed Half-Life, but had to have Psychonauts pointed out to me. Bought and enjoyed Game of Thrones, but had to have Robin Hobb (Fool's Fate trilogy) pointed out to me. Random sci-fi, gamer, fantasy, whatever memorabilia is also awesome. DennyA's gifts (see last year's thread) were awesome. I'm not saying you have to do what DennyA did, though. Surprises are best.
Music, same thing: mainstream by inclination, but I have found that when a friend of mine says, "listen to this, it's awesome" and a non-mainstream band, I usually really enjoy it. That's been true of me with about everything with multiple genres, rock, club music, rap, metal, and god help me even some broadway music.
RE: food, coffee, alcohol. I'm not much of a foodie and I don't really drink coffee. I like caffeine about as well as any gamer, and usually drink it cold in soda. As far as alcohol, I'm more of a beer drinker than hard alcohol. My alcohol tasttes are probably disturbing mainstream, I'll drink just about any mainstream brand of beer and find it enjoyable. My friend brews beer and I enjoy his stuff too, and there' a microbrew pub around the corner that has good stuff in a bottle and on tap. Hell if I know what any of it's called, I just don't pay that much attention to that.
Someone above mentioned clothes, but I'm 6'5", so not easy to fit (T-shirts usually have to be XXX).
Surprises are really why I joined this list. Well, that, and I hope to do my Secret Santee a solid.
I'm still trying to stalk, but I have an idea or two. Hope to snag the stuff this week or next.
So what's the latest we have to pull the trigger. I'm still figuring out what else to get my Santee, and am worrying that I'll miss the deadline for getting his/her present in time.
Well, I just found out that it's illegal to ship Kinder Eggs to US, even as a gift. It was just luck I read that before I went and bought a dozens of them.
But I'm still kind of stuck, I don't want to gift my santee with only what I've gotten so far, might have to look at Amazon even thought I'm really sceptical about it having never ordered anything from it, ever. Can I have Amazon wrap the gift?
Opening day is scheduled to be December 17th, so how long shipping takes and how much you are willing to pay for shipping is the main factor.
Laws are for squares. What are they gonna do, arrest you for shipping candy?
Kinder crime: Why a traveler was busted because of a chocolate egg
Oh for the love of buckeyballs.
Please don't ask Secret Santa to enable your porn addiction.
I received my Secret Santa gift this afternoon. Looking forward to opening it, but two things got me. First, under my address, I see a box that says "Elyscape and Eightball like this." Awesome. Second, far less awesome...I was shocked to see how expensive shipping a package domestically was (though it was from one coast to the other).
Thank you, my Secret Santa.
I JUST finished boxing mine up so will ship it out tonight or tomorrow. I hope everything gets there intact and on time, but it's international so we'll see!
So, I just got an unexpected package from GMT Games, the board game company. I'm like 95% sure that it's from my Boardgamegeek Secret Santa and not from here, but does my Secret Santa perhaps want to pass along a note to Matt if it is, indeed, from my BF SS, so I know which anonymous stranger to feel grateful to?
Hawkeye, that is not your present from your Santa here, but Santa assures me it IS on the way.
Great, thanks Matt (and Santa!) Sorry to muddy the waters!
I just received a suspicious(ly awesome) package today from a company known as FATBIRD, INC.
Seriously how am I gonna wait two whole weeks to open things >_<
Are there any air holes in it?
No, but a rudimentary appreciation of physics indicates that it may contain some form of liquid.
I don't know exactly who my Secret Santa is yet (I have suspicions but I can't recall exactly who lives in the state where this package originated), but I do know their real name now. MWAHA.
I prefer to imagine that you have a mass spectrometer at home that you run all your packages through. "I can say with 90% certainty that this package is NOT composed of Uranium-236!"
Well, yeah, doesn't everyone? I just haven't gotten home from work yet, so I was forced to rely on my own human-instruments.
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