Jan. 20th, 2009

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Hello people.

I've been meaning to flesh out the final details of [livejournal.com profile] mockduck's Secret Santa for a while now, but time and poorliness just got in the way. So I'm stealing a few moments away from the housework to fill in the final details.

Here's the video of Ned picking the names. It may only be of interest to me because it's my son, but there's humour to be had in him struggling with my poor handwriting and the pronunciation of lj user names.

He drew names out, and the first person gave to the second, the second to the third, and so on, with the last giving to the first.

I wasn't going to use any editorial powers and just let the randomness stand. But... from Ned's draw I noticed that [livejournal.com profile] sahara_harp was drawn to send a gift to [livejournal.com profile] semioticwarrior, and that they both lived in the same city, so I figured there would be a fair chance that they might know each other. So to try and make it a bit more spread out, I chose (at random) to swap [livejournal.com profile] semioticwarrior and [livejournal.com profile] kristenlou in their places.

On sending out the e-mails about who was gifting who, I received an almost immediate reply from [livejournal.com profile] sahara_harp telling me that she and [livejournal.com profile] kristenlou (who she was now gifting after my changes) had been friends for 20 years. That'll teach me not to meddle!

So, the full (slightly revised) list was:-

[livejournal.com profile] hartleyhare sent to
[livejournal.com profile] bingo_mcdingo sent to
[livejournal.com profile] blue_monday sent to
[livejournal.com profile] mzdt sent to
[livejournal.com profile] land_girl sent to
[livejournal.com profile] lady_mitzi sent to
[livejournal.com profile] sahara_harp sent to
[livejournal.com profile] kristenlou sent to
[livejournal.com profile] gfrancie sent to
[livejournal.com profile] ratphooey sent to
[livejournal.com profile] _moggy_ sent to
[livejournal.com profile] semioticwarrior sent to
[livejournal.com profile] lurpak sent to
[livejournal.com profile] mockduck sent to
[livejournal.com profile] amuchmoreexotic sent to
[livejournal.com profile] several_bees sent to
[livejournal.com profile] hartleyhare

I've seen no comment from [livejournal.com profile] blue_monday who I sent a gift to. Not knowing him, and only having his interests to go by, the gift I sent was going to be an amazing hit or a complete disaster with no possibility for the middle ground. I'd be interested to know which (especially if an apology from me is in order!)

Thank you all for participating, hope you all had fun and nice to meet a lot of you for the first time! Merry Christmas.


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