2012: Unofficial GWJ Secret Santa 6.0 feat. Trichy Claus

I had a UPS delivery notice on my door Friday which I wasn't expecting. Unfortunately, the UPS driver on my route is habitually late and (yet again) didn't make it back to the apartment offices before they close, so there wasn't actually anything there for me when I checked on Sat morning. Maybe it will show up tonight.

Package out to my giftee. So, if you are close to our neighbors in the great white north, you may be receiving something soon.

Dropped it in the mail this morning. Should be somewhere in Russia by Saturday, unless the post office is lying.

Looking forward to seeing some unboxing photos soon!

Dear Secret Stan or as the box says sixteenblue, your gift arrived today. The coffee is out of the bag and smells fantastic. It seems it popped during shipping. The cookbook is spot on!!! Can't wait to get back from my trip tomorrow and try some NW favs.Pics to follow soon!

I got a notice from USPS telling me that a package would be available for pick up tomorrow. It's from one "Fleabag Santa" which is just too appropriate for me! I bet my mailman got a laugh out of that one! I'll pick it up tomorrow and post some unboxing photos! I'm excited, thanks in advance Fleabag!!

Kiri wrote:

Dear Secret Stan or as the box says sixteenblue, your gift arrived today. The coffee is out of the bag and smells fantastic. It seems it popped during shipping. The cookbook is spot on!!! Can't wait to get back from my trip tomorrow and try some NW favs.Pics to follow soon!

Oh no! I'm sorry about the shipping, I hope it's still salvageable.

To my secret stantee, your gift is mostly done, just have to finish one last part when I am home from my business trip and hopefully get it in the mail Thursday. Sorry for the delay.

Just back from a weekend on the continent, and planning to get the Secret Santa madness in the post this week. Let's hope it makes it in time for Christmas!

The box of goodies for my Santee are now officially in the hands of FedEx and are making their way to some mystical land called the "East Coast." So, if you are somewhere between Bangor and Key West, you should be getting a package within the week.

SixteenBlue wrote:
Kiri wrote:

Dear Secret Stan or as the box says sixteenblue, your gift arrived today. The coffee is out of the bag and smells fantastic. It seems it popped during shipping. The cookbook is spot on!!! Can't wait to get back from my trip tomorrow and try some NW favs.Pics to follow soon!

Oh no! I'm sorry about the shipping, I hope it's still salvageable.

I am sure it is. Some of the beans tried to hide in the dust jacket of the book, we found them I am looking forward to a cuppa in the morning!

Dammit you people are making me excited.

My victim should be receiving their loot tomorrow

Oh boy, my gifts are all boxed up and ready to ship out tomorrow.

Looked at tracking number. Should be there tomorrow.

Gotta wrap gotta ship. Then, on to a Santee somewhere in the land.

Hmm. My stan should have gotten his by now. Getting concerned.

Santee's gifts are on the move, should arrive on Thursday. (Edit, forgot to capitalize)

All mail makes me paranoid. I guess something got dropped off for me at my house but I wasn't there so now I must drive to the npost office to sign for it.

If that was from a GWJ person, be advised, I may not pick it up for a few days.

UPS tracking states that my santee had a delivery at 7pm last night.

Report in, you heathen goodjer!

trueheart78 wrote:

UPS tracking states that my santee had a delivery at 7pm last night.

Report in, you heathen goodjer! :P

Heathen is accurate (If you ask my mother, at least)!

I had a great package waiting for me when I got back from a short business trip this evening.

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Books! My favorite things!

My wife took one look at the XKCD cover and said, "That looks weird." But I showed her some of the lovey-dovey-nerdiness ones and she's now a fan.

Thanks, Trueheart! Merry Christmas!

Thank you fleabagmatt!!

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This card made me smile and giggle for several minutes before I could even move on. Nicely done!
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And this, inside the card:
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This little package rattled curiously when I picked it up!
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Squee!
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I love them!
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This was clearly marked: For Vinnie!
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But these are mine!
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This mug is awesome! I don't remember if I mentioned being a big fan of Shakespeare, but I am very much. This mug is perfect.
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Thank you again, Fleabag Santa, and Happy Holidays to you too!
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Bonus Vinnie Pic:
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It gladdens my heart to see Vinnie feature in this year's package to the Silly household.

As does this:

SillyRabbit wrote:

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Dimmerswitch wrote:

It gladdens my heart to see Vinnie feature in this year's package to the Silly household.

As does this:

SillyRabbit wrote:

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:D

This. He's got a sweet face.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Dimmerswitch wrote:

It gladdens my heart to see Vinnie feature in this year's package to the Silly household.

As does this:

SillyRabbit wrote:

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:D

This. He's got a sweet face.

He looks guilty of something.

TigerBill wrote:

He looks guilty of something.

Not my angel!
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Yay! Pictures! My favorite part of the Christmas threads!

Damn, those are some sweet packages (bah-dum-psh). Now I'm more nervous than ever of how my Stantee will feel.

Also, I ended up getting the Vader and Son book for two of my friends. I flipped through out of curiosity. It's good times.

Katy wrote:

Yay! Pictures! My favorite part of the Christmas threads!

I know!

MOAR PICTURES

Lester_King wrote:

Books! My favorite things!

My wife took one look at the XKCD cover and said, "That looks weird." But I showed her some of the lovey-dovey-nerdiness ones and she's now a fan.

Thanks, Trueheart! Merry Christmas!

Glad you like them - I wasn't sure, but I figured what goodjer wouldn't like at least one of XKCD, StarWars or The Onion?

Merry Christmas!