2017 Secret Santa Thread

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JimVH » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:45 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Thanks, Secret Santa! And all the way from OR. I guess I must have been a pretty good boy.

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I love orientals, and can't wait to try a bowl or two of the tobacco in the green bag! :)
Dude, he included a cup of coffee? That's some impressive packing right there.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Thanks, Secret Santa! And all the way from OR. I guess I must have been a pretty good boy.

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I love orientals, and can't wait to try a bowl or two of the tobacco in the green bag! :)
Dude, he included a cup of coffee? That's some impressive packing right there.
Damn right! And it was still warm, too. I took it right out of the box and took a sip.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JMG » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:41 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
I took it right out of the box and took a sip.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:23 am

JMG wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:41 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
I took it right out of the box and took a sip.
You're playing a dangerous game, my friend.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:24 am

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:58 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm
So my Secret Santa thinks he’s a comedian...

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Looks like Skip and I share a SS, thanks FredS!
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Yay!
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Is it me or, is this years SS kinda way cool?
Yep! There is thought as to what the recipient would like rather than what the giver likes. Well done Secret Santas!
This has been a really great year for this event, that's for sure.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by hugodrax » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:24 am
UncleBob wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:58 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm
So my Secret Santa thinks he’s a comedian...

Image

Looks like Skip and I share a SS, thanks FredS!
Image

Yay!
Image


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Is it me or, is this years SS kinda way cool?
Yep! There is thought as to what the recipient would like rather than what the giver likes. Well done Secret Santas!
This has been a really great year for this event, that's for sure.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by FredS » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:17 am

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:58 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm
So my Secret Santa thinks he’s a comedian...
Is it me or, is this years SS kinda way cool?
Yep! There is thought as to what the recipient would like rather than what the giver likes. Well done Secret Santas!
Bah humbug. I just scrounge around the cabinet, find the things I don't want, and send them out. Except the scrap-booking scissors. I know Gabe would appreciate those.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by mustangii » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:34 am

This year I just ordered direct from p&c and had it shipped directly to my kiddo.


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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:01 am

I will agree this has been a stellar year for the Secret Santa. Lots of fun!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:54 am

FredS wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:17 am
UncleBob wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:58 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm
So my Secret Santa thinks he’s a comedian...
Is it me or, is this years SS kinda way cool?
Yep! There is thought as to what the recipient would like rather than what the giver likes. Well done Secret Santas!
Bah humbug. I just scrounge around the cabinet, find the things I don't want, and send them out. Except the scrap-booking scissors. I know Gabe would appreciate those.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:52 pm

So here are some pictures of the two beautiful pipes from Briar Works that Durango sent me.

He had originally sent me quite a bit of amazing sounding tobacco. However it got turned away at the border as dangerous goods, and sent back. That Canadian border agent got it wrong. First time in 3 years I've had trouble. But that person not understanding the law worked out in my favour, as you'll see by the two beauties below (way too generous!!!)

Oh, and I hear there's a parcel of baccy waiting for me in North Dakota now. I'll go down next week and wait until Ukrainian Christmas to open it (that's what we call Orthodox Christmas on the prairies). Again, wayyyyyy too generous.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Goose55 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:05 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm
So my Secret Santa thinks he’s a comedian...

Image

Looks like Skip and I share a SS, thanks FredS!
Image

Yay!
Image


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Wow! Your SS sent you that pipe? NICE pipe!!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:20 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:52 pm
So here are some pictures of the two beautiful pipes from Briar Works that Durango sent me.

He had originally sent me quite a bit of amazing sounding tobacco. However it got turned away at the border as dangerous goods, and sent back. That Canadian border agent got it wrong. First time in 3 years I've had trouble. But that person not understanding the law worked out in my favour, as you'll see by the two beauties below (way too generous!!!)

Oh, and I hear there's a parcel of baccy waiting for me in North Dakota now. I'll go down next week and wait until Ukrainian to open it (that's what we call Orthodox Christmas on the prairies). Again, wayyyyyy too generous.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Goose55 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:34 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:52 pm
So here are some pictures of the two beautiful pipes from Briar Works that Durango sent me.

He had originally sent me quite a bit of amazing sounding tobacco. However it got turned away at the border as dangerous goods, and sent back. That Canadian border agent got it wrong. First time in 3 years I've had trouble. But that person not understanding the law worked out in my favour, as you'll see by the two beauties below (way too generous!!!)

Oh, and I hear there's a parcel of baccy waiting for me in North Dakota now. I'll go down next week and wait until Ukrainian to open it (that's what we call Orthodox Christmas on the prairies). Again, wayyyyyy too generous.

ImageImageImageImageImage

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Christmas score, Rev!! Fortunate you having DP as your SS! That man knows pipes!!!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by GaryInVA » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:05 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:20 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:52 pm
So here are some pictures of the two beautiful pipes from Briar Works that Durango sent me.

He had originally sent me quite a bit of amazing sounding tobacco. However it got turned away at the border as dangerous goods, and sent back. That Canadian border agent got it wrong. First time in 3 years I've had trouble. But that person not understanding the law worked out in my favour, as you'll see by the two beauties below (way too generous!!!)

Oh, and I hear there's a parcel of baccy waiting for me in North Dakota now. I'll go down next week and wait until Ukrainian to open it (that's what we call Orthodox Christmas on the prairies). Again, wayyyyyy too generous.

ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Jared » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Aren't we required to post a picture of what our secret Santa sent us? I got mine yesterday and will as soon as I can. Doing Holiday overnights and it requires a bit of a set up to take and post pictures. BTW, mine was jimvh, of course, lol, I wouldn't have known if he hadn't printed his name with his return address. Been wanting a clay pipe for a while now and everyone loves the little noseburner pipe. Need to do some research on the plum cake. Thanks man! I've said it before and I'll say it time and time again this is one of the greatest bunch of friends a guy could have.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by coco » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:02 pm

I should have posted this much sooner. My Secret Santa sent me a hugemungous box full of stuff. There was bourbon for myself and MrsCoco. There was candy of all sorts for the kids, along with Pokemon cards and Play Dough. There was even a jar of 2010 McClelland's 5100, which has been superb.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Pepik » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:47 pm

NOW Secret-ish Santa dropped by with a rather unexpected present! After I-D tricked me ( :wink: ) I really didn't expect this. A briar cigar no less (how cool), leather pipe stand, .40 tamper (downrange!), two tins of yumminess, and a cool rain proofed burlap pouch roll with leather tie "string"! NICE!!!11one

Thanks Very Much Indeed JImVH! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and all y'alls reading this!

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:52 pm

coco wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:02 pm
I should have posted this much sooner. My Secret Santa sent me a hugemungous box full of stuff. There was bourbon for myself and MrsCoco. There was candy of all sorts for the kids, along with Pokemon cards and Play Dough. There was even a jar of 2010 McClelland's 5100, which has been superb.

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Thanks, Secret Santa!
Wow, that's awesome! I'll repeat it again, this is a great SS year.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 pm

Hoping there's a SS package for me when I get home! Or at least tomorrow.

Oh who am I kidding?! I'll be happy if it arrives 2 weeks from now. :lol:
It's not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body. --Colton

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