Holy cats it's SECRET SANTA 2017 (11th ANNUAL)


#101

gives a slight nod to indicate possible agreement but could also be falling asleep

begins the first of the requisite three goodbyes


#102

Yeah, they are. I’ll fix it. Thank you!


#103

Dear @mjgreeny75,

Your Santa would like you to know that your gift is on its way!

fire


#104

To all sneaky sneaksters:

I received a package which I almost opened before I realized what I was looking at. So, in case whoever you are is interested, the package is received.


#105

Man this year’s is hard. I’m snooping his or her post history and he or she mostly posts things like this:

“I picked up this thing/game/item, here are my thoughts on it.”

“I pretty much buy anything I like or might like.”

Lol. Dammit, I’m going to have to be creative!


#106

Yeah I have nothing to go on either


#107

Have you checked if they have any posts in a previous Secret Santa thread? That’s what I used last year to find out about my Santee.


#108

I could use a new car.


#109

Stalking works, at least I hope mine did. Found a nugget deeeeeep in post history =)


#110

Yeah, it’s kinda funny. I see a one off comment and am like “ah ha”! Of course this makes me think of the one off comments I’ve made.


#111

You know what’s something I’d never ask for and no one would get me, and I wouldn’t buy myself, but I kinda need? A cool ashtray for my cigars. Not sure what type, just would be an interesting gift. Do they even still make ashtrays?


#112

Wow, that’s fast! Better get a Christmas tree up and ready so I can put it under there when it arrives :-)!


#113

Stalking is hard! At least I am an easy one to stalk… Oh wait, I’m not that prolific a poster and usually just post about what I bought, how cool it is or not.


#114

Santa, reach out to @fire if I am difficult. I have a kindle and enjoy good books.


#115

Oh geez, lol. False alarm!

What I thought was my gift was actually the new battery for the Nexus 6p which @claybob was kind enough to send to me last week after his failed battery replacement. Thanks, @claybob!

Oh, and he also send the phone that he failed with. Which is like research into exactly how I am going to mess up fixing my own phone!

But really, it’s like a gadget repair nerds wildest dreams. I now have a test phone to perform battery surgery on. I get to try a dry run. I get to see the x-rays before doing the operation. Awesome! Thanks again!

Just to be clear, I’m like 90% sure this wasn’t a sneaky backdoor secret santa gift. If it was then I will sneakily delete this message some of you are witness to.


#116

I had to get that object of broken dreams away from me!! :’(
I thought I might as well send the whole phone. Maybe you can swap out the part to bump your 6P up to 128 GB.


#117

Dear @Jason_McMaster,

Your Secret Santa wishes for you to know that the first part of your present is on its way, due to arrive sometime soon.

Best,
fire


#118

Oh wow


#119

Dear @Hiredgoons,

Your Secret Santa would like me to tell you that a package will arrive (possibly hand-delivered by Jeff Bezos and/or dropped by drone, YMMV, maybe it’s just an Amazon box). You may open the box but please note one item inside is not wrapped.

Best,
fire


#120

My wife suggested that I put an electric upright bass on my wish list because who knows! So I am. I played one when I bought a new bass guitar in October, and it’s soooooo cooooooool. This one cost $1500, though.