questionsare you excited for the wootizen boc exchange?

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Just FYI, emails will likely be going out sometime around noon CT. I've suddenly come down with a pretty wicked terrible cold and to say the least, its been a pretty rough battle. I'll keep you all posted and informed as I work through everything.

Casey

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Yes, this will be fun! I loved the last round and had a good time making up my own BOC, (as you can tell, I love it so much, I keep offering them away!).

I can only imagine all the junk I can 're-gift' in this box from my father who is clueless as to what to get me! OR the, let's just throw this in her stocking, hahahah, she'll think it's funny...

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Yep! Pretty excited! Just found ANOTHER stash of goodies to include while cleaning out a closet today! DH just rolled his eyes and called me a Woot-aholic. Ah, those non-believers....

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@all: things are still open to join up if interested...just email wootizenboc @ gmail.com with your full name and Woot ID.

@baybei: I received your BOC today. THANK YOU. My cat Sadie and I had a fantastic time digging through the box. I can't thank you enough for your kindness. Just wanted to make sure I acknowledged that I at least received your package :) It was a pretty fantastic opening experience.

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@studerc: You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed it :)

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@studerc: Feel better and yes I am excited

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Extremely excited. I think this is going to be so much better than getting a regular Woot BOC. I haven't started putting mine together yet, but my mind is churning with ideas.

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I'm very excited. Even my co-workers are excited and bringing things in for me to include. :)

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@baybei: I just pm'd you with an idea! Don't know how often you check messages so I wanted to alert you.

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Can't wait! I think I speak for all of us when I say this: Get well soon, @studeric!

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I can barely wait. I have (what I think is) better crap this time around, and I can't wait to get my name so that I can hurry and send it off.

Once I get my name I'll probably be mailing it off within a day or so.

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@all: Email is sent, we had lots of last minute entries and I couldn't be that guy that would turn them down. In total, we have 71 participants, however with the option to send multiple BOC it is completely possible that 100 BOCs could be exchanged in this, which is FANTASTIC.

Also, if you signed up, but failed to receive your email by chance, please email me ASAP at wootizenboc @ gmail.com and I will forward you the information

Once again, thank you all for your patience.

Casey S.

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@studerc: email received. Response sent. BIG thanks to you for the hard work. I hope you feel better.

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Email recieved and reply sent. Thanks! This will be my first BOC exchange and I'm excited

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What @morriea wrote, almost to the letter.

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WHOOO I just sent out my reply!
Already starting to get my BOC ready!
Thanks for setting this up :)

AND FEEL BETTER!!

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@studerec: Very excited! Thanks so much for organizing -- feel better soon!

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I'm not able to open the attached file :(

I only have wordpad and notepad and neither of them will open it :(

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@baybei: Here is the letter/attachment in a PDF file.

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@bill7718: You are a gentleman and a scholar my good sir.

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A thought for the matching process: Last time, it seems that an effort was made to match people with others nearby. I think I remember that idea fell apart somewhat, but survived in some form of "within x miles unless strategically impossible". I don't know if the plan is to do this again, but if so, would you be able to acquire the list from last time so that we are all sending and receiving from different people? If I send any more cat related items to my last BoCPaL, she may begin to suspect I have a problem.

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@stark: Actually, from what I've discovered, the last time was in alphabetical order. Because I had you and I seem pretty close in alphabetical order STA STU. My goal initially was to just completely randomize the process, but now I'm leaning more and more to try and keep it random, but at the same time try to keep travel distances relatively short.

Regardless, I'll still reach out to @djohnson64055 to see what I can do about the list.

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@bill7718: Thank you!

And you as well @studerc!

I got both of your copies!! Now I know the rules, and I'm in (maybe more than once lol!~). Wait, there is no rule about sending live animals...sweet! I'm packing one of my furbabies up! I kid, I would never do that to them, and you'd be hard pressed to get me to give one up. Thousands of dollars wouldn't convince me to give them up...millions, maybe, lol!

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@studerc:

Sort it by zip code and match people in pairs. (A bit harder if you have people doing multiple BOC, but not that much.) This will tend to lessen distances between crapees. Of course, it will increase the chances of people sending crap to people that they know, though perhaps not by much.

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@morriea:

I would have capitalized the initial E. ;p

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@stark: I liked the freakishly large amount of cat-related stuff. I'm a cat lover myself.

My box this time around will be full of cat hair. It's unavoidable. My apologies in advance.

edit: I'd personally prefer to get crap from someone who lives a bit further off than someone who's close by. So long as they're in the USA. International shipping rates are murder.

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@studerc: "You are a gentleman and a scholar my good sir."

[little heart pang] I haven't heard someone say that since my dad passed away in 1985. Gave me a happy little moment.

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@br0seidon You don't have youngin's do you? I couldn't really think of a way to pose that question without sounding like a weird-o so I figured I'd just take it head on.
I'm getting ready to send your crap out and have a couple kids-stuffs I was going to dig out if you do.
(Don't worry, I won't throw it in if I don't hear back from you)