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The Inaugural HFO Goodie Swap

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pat
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Post by pat » Wed October 1st, 2008, 5:58 am

[quote=""MLE""]So is there any particular way to pick someone you swap with? Do Pat and Divia throw names in a hat and assign, or do we just pick somebody according to whatever, and send them something? Is there a list, like at a bridal registry, where someone can say, "no, so-and-so already got them the toaster, but the need for towels is still unmet? Or maybe, 'these names were taken for this period, but these folks still haven't heard from anybody?

Just trying to figure out who gets my cardboard-backed Christmas wreath of green-and-red laquered llama turds. :D [/quote]

I think the best way is me and Divia giving you the name for you to send too, there will also be their likes and dislikes.

Must remember to tell Divia that I am not keen on llama turd wreaths.... :D
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Post by Vanessa » Wed October 1st, 2008, 7:16 am

Funny. LOL.
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Post by Ash » Wed October 1st, 2008, 1:57 pm

In the other forum we told the organizers that we wanted to participate. She would then match us up anyway she chose (usually with names in a hat).

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Post by Carine » Wed October 1st, 2008, 4:41 pm

[quote=""Ash""]In the other forum we told the organizers that we wanted to participate. She would then match us up anyway she chose (usually with names in a hat).[/quote]

I think that's the best way to do it, if we choose someone, some people might get 5 parcels and others none.

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Post by Rowan » Wed October 1st, 2008, 7:11 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Just trying to figure out who gets my cardboard-backed Christmas wreath of green-and-red laquered llama turds. :D [/quote]


Okay I'm out. I don't want to risk green-and-red laquered llama turds. :p :p :p

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Post by amyb » Wed October 1st, 2008, 7:57 pm

Count me in!

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Post by Leyland » Wed October 1st, 2008, 11:41 pm

I solemnly promise to pass any Claxton Fruitcake I should receive on to the next victim!

http://www.georgiafruitcakecompany.com/Articles/6.html
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Post by Misfit » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 12:22 am

[quote=""Leyland""]I solemnly promise to pass any Claxton Fruitcake I should receive on to the next victim!

http://www.georgiafruitcakecompany.com/Articles/6.html[/quote]

Well, this whole party just might get interesting :D :p :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 2:50 am

I'm in.

People should note on their list of likes and dislikes if they're allergic to anything like peanuts or medal.

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Post by pat » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 3:40 am

Just make sure Divia or I get your details and preferences or dislikes (llama turd wreaths?) and you will be taking part!
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