2012: Unofficial GWJ Secret Santa 6.0 feat. Trichy Claus

Bad news Stantee, one box is at your local post office but not expected to be delivered till tomorrow. The second box I still don't show an update other than "dispatched to local sort facility". Man I hate USPS' tracking function, it sucketh most mightily.

Love the UPS man song!

A package is on its way to my Stantee, delivery expected for Wednesday. There will also be a Steam delivery, but holding off on that so as not to reveal myself too soon.

I received a PM from Robear delivering my gift. Before I tell you what it is you might want to sit down.
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Robear wrote:

I ordered you a year of their Bacon of the Month Club. Here's the description:
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Each month the lucky recipient will receive one package of 12 strips of our specially made candied bacon. There are a total of 16 flavors: Sweet & Salty Candied Bacon, Milk Chocolate Sweet & Salty Candied Bacon, Dark Chocolate Sweet & Salty Candied Bacon, Candied Bacon, Milk Chocolate Candied Bacon, Dark Chocolate Candied Bacon, Candied Chipotle Bacon, Milk Chocolate Candied Chipotle Bacon, Dark Chocolate Candied Chipotle Bacon, Caliente Cayenne Candied Bacon, Milk Chocolate Caliente Cayenne Candied Bacon, and Dark Chocolate Caliente Cayenne Candied Bacon.

A YEARS WORTH OF CANDIED BACON!!! AWESOME!!! I might propose marriage!
Thank you very much and, I will keep the Bacon thread updated monthly with all the bacon-ey goodness.

Skeletonframes! Your package has left the building. I expect it to arrive on Thursday, via FedEx Home. I can give you the tracking number but that will probably give away the secret (it's not coming from the North Pole).

I received a delightful package from Rallick today, containing two gift-wrapped items. Crafty Rallick! Opening the box does not reveal the contents! I must think on this, I believe there are implications for my own gift-giving, but that's a topic for another time...

Anyway, tradition dictates that wrapped packages are not unwrapped until Christmas or Xmas Eve, so I will report back another time with pics and the Pandora-like results of The Openating. Thank you Rallick, tricksy gift-wrapper!

And my Secret Stanta was! Jucofett!

Thank you very much for the kind giftage. Herein lie pictures:

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I will admit, the Tinkerbell wrapping paper was a little unnerving at first.

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Dinosaurs and lasers, man. Dinosaurs and lasers.

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And here is my new yellow dog friend! Erm, I think I know the answer but I want to ask for sure: this isn't intended as a dog toy at all, right? I only ask because ...

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Yeah. My dog Liara is a fan.

Thanks juco! Happy Holiday.

Off goes the gift box to the Santee, bound for parts unknown on the morning UPS truck.

Cool stuff! Bonus points to Zonk for the cute doggy pic.

TigerBill, I hope you have Mr. Bacon with you when you try each new variety.

To my Stantee:

Your main gifts are complete and back in my possession. They will be going out tomorrow. You are on the other side of an ocean from me, but I will do my best to get them to you by Christmas. I appreciate your patience, and hope that things will prove worth the wait.

Stantee - presents finally ordered! 2 are physical, with a 3rd coming digitally. All will be there by xmas!

Feliz Vinniedad!

SillyRabbit wrote:

TigerBill, I hope you have Mr. Bacon with you when you try each new variety.

I do, he is still packed but I know exactly where he is. I shall use him for photos of each month.

I just received a box with Goodjer Secret Santa wishes, but as noted, Rubb Ed and I will not be opening our gifts until Christmas morning.

Oh, and Rubb Ed's gifts have been moved to an offsite location where they are being held under lock and key to prevent him from snooping.

He's a monster at Christmas.

He made my Mom cry last year. Then again, he made me cry last year as well.

A beast, I tell you.

I will post photos on Christmas of us opening our gifts and, probably of me crying.

Michael Zenke wrote:

And my Secret Stanta was! Jucofett!

Thanks juco! Happy Holiday.

I hope you enjoy the game, the premise sounded fun. You are correct about your yellow friend, he's not a dog toy, but if Liara is like my Nico, he might be mistaken as one

Secret_Stanta wrote:

Skeletonframes! Your package has left the building. I expect it to arrive on Thursday, via FedEx Home. I can give you the tracking number but that will probably give away the secret (it's not coming from the North Pole).

No tracking number needed. Thursday is Christmas x2, now. (We call payday Christmas). I might wait til Christmas to open, I might just tear into the thing before I walk into the house. Cant be sure. It's beyond my control.

Shipped, but it's not clear whether it'll arrive before Christmas. I'll keep an eye on the tracking number, in the meantime.

Apologies in advance that it's not well-wrapped, but I decided getting it in the mail this morning was more important than wrapping things nicely.

Dear Stantee,
I show a notice was left for you to pick the package up from the Post Office, sorry for the inconvienence. I still don't show an update for the second package, but let me know when you get them.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

I just received a box with Goodjer Secret Santa wishes, but as noted, Rubb Ed and I will not be opening our gifts until Christmas morning.

Oh, and Rubb Ed's gifts have been moved to an offsite location where they are being held under lock and key to prevent him from snooping.

He's a monster at Christmas.

He made my Mom cry last year. Then again, he made me cry last year as well.

A beast, I tell you.

I will post photos on Christmas of us opening our gifts and, probably of me crying.

My husband, folks.

/golfclap

I should mention to my Stantee that I was told that the second half of the gifts would arrive Friday at the latest, so keep an eye out.

Eezy_Bordone wrote:

But my Santee had either bought one of the games on their wishlist or not kept their wishlist up to date hence Rezzy got a surprise gift of Dawnguard since I could see he had Skyrim but not that add-on (he wasn't my santee).

For which I am both grateful and wish to curse your name. "I'll start a new character" I said. "I'll breeze through the early quests" I said... So this morning I hit the first village, picked up the quest to hit Whiterun, and promptly wandered the other direction to go mountain climbing. Why would you do this to me? Thank you!

I am mightily concerned that opting against package tracking may have bit me in the posterior.

SallyNasty wrote:

Stantee - presents finally ordered! 2 are physical, with a 3rd coming digitally. All will be there by xmas!

Feliz Vinniedad!

I should mention - please if you get a package from Amazon, read the notes put inside. Not all Stantees are mindful ^^^

Oh and I got mine last night. It is a beautiful salmon colored delivery confirmation card. A bit rain soaked, but it is very nice otherwise.

It's exactly what I wanted. How did you know?

I'm pretty sure my Stantee is dealing with a broken computer right now, so I'm not going to freak out about no confirmation.

Paleocon wrote:

Oh and I got mine last night. It is a beautiful salmon colored delivery confirmation card. A bit rain soaked, but it is very nice otherwise.

It's exactly what I wanted. How did you know?

Was it for one or two packages? You know, just curious is all...for a friend, yah...that's it...

Rainsmercy wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Oh and I got mine last night. It is a beautiful salmon colored delivery confirmation card. A bit rain soaked, but it is very nice otherwise.

It's exactly what I wanted. How did you know?

Was it for one or two packages? You know, just curious is all...for a friend, yah...that's it...

Just for one as far as I can tell. It didn't otherwise specify.

My brain is having a hard time processing the word "Stantee".

Paleocon wrote:
Rainsmercy wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Oh and I got mine last night. It is a beautiful salmon colored delivery confirmation card. A bit rain soaked, but it is very nice otherwise.

It's exactly what I wanted. How did you know?

Was it for one or two packages? You know, just curious is all...for a friend, yah...that's it...

Just for one as far as I can tell. It didn't otherwise specify.

Hmmm, tracking shows Dispatched to Sort Facility for the other one. That bums me out, that's the gift I was more excited for you to get. Hopefully they didn't hold it for any reason or it didn't get lost. I apologize you aren't getting both together, though they aren't related items.

Vrikk wrote:

My brain is having a hard time processing the word "Stantee".

It took me a dozen times to finally get it.

shoptroll wrote:

Well I think Demyx and I are certainly going to give it a try It arrived at the post office on Tues/Wednesday and we finally picked it up today. Currently sitting in the fridge until we get some whipped cream I think. I hope it's still safe to eat :)

Chances are that it is. It's a recipe that pre-dates the availability of refrigeration. It's mostly dried fruit, sugar and booze, so makes Twinkies look positively delicate.

If anyone has still not received any word about their gift by close of business tomorrow, send me a PM. I want to make sure no one gets Stantee screwed.

Further defining close of business as 1700CST