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post #80431 of 102784
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post
 

The results popped up today...officially passed the bar!

 

congrats! and awesome gucci's 

post #80432 of 102784
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

 

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We're starting it earlier this year! I wanted to wait a few weeks, but already heard from a couple of people. I (and probably everyone else) will get busier and busier over the next few weeks with work obligations, so I took the time to write this year's

Second Annual Thrift Thread Gift Exchange!

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Note: There is a lot of information in this. Please read all of it and follow it to the best of your ability. I wrote it to make this as easy on myself as possible and for everyone to get some enjoyment out of this exchange! If you choose to stop reading at this point, send me a PM with the following info (copy/paste this):

I’m in!

Name:
Address:
Comments (what you want/don’t want, sizes, colors,etc.):

Last year, we had over 40 participants and I would love to see even more participate this year, including some of the more recent members! I happen to know that there are a LOT of lurkers in this thread from the StyleForum community as a whole that don’t often post. YOU ARE STILL INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. It’s a lot of fun to have a large pool of participants. Posting in the Thrift Thread is not a pre-requisite to participating.


In order to participate, you must...

1. Have a minimum 50 post count (No exceptions)
2. Be able to respond to communication
3. Be willing to purchase a gift of up to $25
4. Be willing to ship your gift internationally
5. Be willing to follow the timeline and posting format
6. Be willing to photograph and post your gift(s)


This year’s gift exchange will run much like last year’s. As far as I know, everyone received their gift and I heard no complaints about the quality, timeliness nor partnering. I have made a few minor changes in order for it to run a bit smoother, though I don’t think it will change the concept.

I wanted to include an obligation to donate $5 to the StyleForum charity drive, but since it’s too early, that isn’t possible. However, I will send reminders when it gets up and running in November that it would be great to add $5 towards StyleForum’s goal!

Timeline:
Submit your name, address, and any preferences (i.e. no ties, specific colors, sizes, etc.) by October 1st, 2013.

Names will be drawn by October 4th, 2013.

Gifts shipped domestically must be sent between November 30th and December 6th, 2013. Gifts shipped internationally must be shipped by December 1st.

Gifts photographed and posted between December 9th and December 16th.

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Please read the gift exchange posts carefully. Unless StyleForum has changed the PM system, I can only include 8 names to a PM. Last year, that resulted in a series of PMs that I had to keep up with and was a bit time consuming. Rather than utilize the PM system for announcements, I will post the information within the thrift thread. The posts will have a large, bold title and the text will be spoilered so as to not derail the thread for those not participating or don’t care.

I will maintain a deadline to give me your confirmation with your name/address. If I don’t have that info by the end of the deadline, I’ll have to draw names without you. I can’t go back and add a name once they’ve been drawn.

I drew all of the names last year and didn’t enjoy drawing my own partner. Therefore, I will split the list in half and someone else will draw those names.

We’re doing this earlier this year as everyone is busy during the holidays. It was also difficult to coordinate shipping times last year, so please note the timeline. Not many could honestly resist opening their gift, so you may do as you please this year. You must post photos of your gift. However, PLEASE ONLY POST PHOTOS DURING THE TIMES LISTED (December 9-16th). This way, they will all be posted near one another. Last year, some of the posts that included a “thanks” and photos of the gift got lost in the shuffle. Therefore, there will be a standard way of posting them. Please use this format in a single post (no other posts/info/quotes/etc.). That way, I will be able to do a multi-quote of all of the gift exchange posts at the end of the week.

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This is the fun part. You may thrift the gift, buy it at an outlet/discount store or buy it full price from a department store. It’s up to you. The recommended limit is $25, but no one will know what you really spent, so you are allowed to spend less. You may go over the limit if you want, but as I said last year, don’t go Michael Scott on this thing and buy someone a new iPod.

Gifts must be clean and in good shape. Don’t send someone things with stains, holes, etc. This isn’t a garbage exchange. Please try to send things that relatively recent. No one wants stuff that looks like it belongs on Dr. Frasier Crane, circa 1992.
Liability
Please note that I cannot force someone to send you a gift. I don’t know everyone here personally, so there is always the possibility that you’ll get screwed. If you do not receive a gift, the person stops posting, etc. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION. I will give you their username and post said username in the forum.

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Who will receive my information (name, address, etc.)?
Up to three people: myself, another long-time member that will help draw the names, and your partner.

Why are we doing this so early?
I wanted to give everyone plenty of time to find something and get it shipped. Everyone is busy in December, so I wanted to avoid the rush of holidays, work obligations, final exams, the postal systems getting backed up and family get-togethers.

What kind of gifts are we talking about?
Anything sartorial-related. The easiest things to get are unsized: ties, pocket squares, braces, shoe polishing gear and trees, small leather goods, etc. You are welcome to add in extra things that you think they’d enjoy such as local specialties, books, etc.

What if I don’t want ties?
When you submit your name and address, you are free to add information such as your sizes, color preferences, or style. If you don’t want a tie, write something such as: “I don’t wear ties.”

What if I don’t like my gift?
It’s a gift. Give it to a friend, donate it or sell it. There shall be no hard feelings. In giving a gift, be aware that it may appear on ebay, StyleForum classifieds, etc. It is 100% allowed, even if someone makes a profit on it.

Can I request my partner?
No. Names will be provided.

Can I ask for specific things?
In theory, yes, but don’t. Really, don’t. This is for fun and it’s not fun trying to hunt down some specific item that you happen to want.

Do I have to receive a gift if I want to participate?
Probably. It’s hard on your partner if you tell them you don’t want anything. If you really don’t need anything, I will advise your partner to make a $25 donation to the charity of their choice (receipt/confirmation will be required).

What if I have to ship it internationally?
Budget your gift accordingly. If you know that shipping will be more expensive, spend less on gifts, ship it using a slower method (plan in advance), etc. I’m sure those receiving gifts from another country will understand.

 

 

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post #80433 of 102784
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Quick gift exchange update....

We have about 10 people confirmed as of now, so get signed up! It was a blast last year and I know that I have a lot of things to send! I have 200+ ties, dozens of braces and belts, a few dozen pocket squares, and 75+ shirts to look through for gifts!

I predict we will hit over 65 participants this year. 

 

-Your inventory of items to rummage through sounds exhilarating.

post #80434 of 102784
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I predict we will hit over 65 participants this year. 

-Your inventory of items to rummage through sounds exhilarating.

I'd love to hit a number like that...I think it's even more fun when we have a large pool of people like that!

It's both exhilarating and intimidating...I'm doing measurements right now on stuff, but I'll probably have a good amount coming in sometime soon. I also desperately need to do some closet cleaning and my office is filling up. Hopefully I'll have plenty of good stuff to send someone's way!
post #80435 of 102784
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Ok, so the dog has completely caught on to every trick for giving her the 8 types of meds. She has now become ultra resistant against the actual pain medication. We have done peanut butter, bacon, pill pockets, ice cream, cake icing, cheese, brute force, begging, and crying. 

 

Any other ideas?

 

My fiance who was a vet tech for a number of years says the only other way to do it is force open her mouth, shove the pill down her throat, massage her throat, and inject her with some water with a syringe and the pill will go down.

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

Congrats dolphin!

+1

post #80436 of 102784
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post
 

 

The results popped up today...officially passed the bar!

Start work Wednesday.

 

 

Congrats!

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Nataku (or anyone who might know), are these the real deal? Sorry for the blurry pictures. Got them off an online seller who had them labeled as Gvisu.

 

Thanks!

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post #80438 of 102784
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

 

My fiance who was a vet tech for a number of years says the only other way to do it is force open her mouth, shove the pill down her throat, massage her throat, and inject her with some water with a syringe and the pill will go down.

+1

 

            This may/may not work.  My son is afraid of swallowing his meds.  So we mix the contents of the pill in ice cream, sugar, or something else sweet he likes to mask the taste.  In your case have you tried hiding the pill in the diner?  

post #80439 of 102784
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Quick gift exchange update....

We have about 10 people confirmed as of now, so get signed up! It was a blast last year and I know that I have a lot of things to send! I have 200+ ties, dozens of braces and belts, a few dozen pocket squares, and 75+ shirts to look through for gifts!

 

How do you sign up?

post #80440 of 102784
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I would consult the vet first. Sometimes pills are specially formulated to be time released. Increasing the surface area increases the rate of absorption, and that could potentially be dangerous or countereffective (e.g., a time release pain medication)

 

Great point.  

            This may/may not work.  My son is afraid of swallowing his meds.  So we mix the contents of the pill in ice cream, sugar, or something else sweet he likes to mask the taste.  In your case have you tried hiding the pill in the diner?  
post #80441 of 102784
Look for the enormous announcement from this morning and follow the instructions.
post #80442 of 102784
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our labs always had trouble taking meds too. I know the grabbing the head may be painful, but that was always our most successful method. Would have the pooch sit, reach into the mouth, open it, put pill in, hold mouth closed, and tilt head back a little and make sure they swallowed it. Your situation might be slightly different because of the cone and eye/head pain, but it has been successful for us in the past. Unless Mia likes to use her teeth to chomp, they usually don't mind opening up their mouth. YMMV, of course.

 

 

Today is a great day for me.

The Dolphins are 3-0.

The results popped up today...officially passed the bar!

Start work Wednesday.

 

And found these pretty sweet NOS Gucci's in my size. Emphasis on OLD.

 

Congrads on passing the bar. What legal field will you specialize in?

post #80443 of 102784
Rad! Congratulations!
 
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The results popped up today...officially passed the bar!

Start work Wednesday.

 

 

post #80444 of 102784
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post

Great point.  
            This may/may not work.  My son is afraid of swallowing his meds.  So we mix the contents of the pill in ice cream, sugar, or something else sweet he likes to mask the taste.  In your case have you tried hiding the pill in the diner?  

That is about the only thing we have not tried. She has already discontinued eating all of her favorite snacks do to finding medicine in them. We don't want to risk her not eating her food anymore. Most of the medication has to be taken on a full stomach.
post #80445 of 102784
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post
 

 

Congrads on passing the bar. What legal field will you specialize in?

 

Also, the old are the new these days.  Some folks are into vintage.  And you could possibly make several hundred on your find.  I found a Ladies Vintage Berburry Trench Coat.  The exact same coat sold for $685 on esty.com.  And the condition was LNWOT.  But it wasn't new.  So, you can possibly flip your find.

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