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Topic: The Winner Is..... (24 msgs / 512 lines)
1) From: Aaron
Ok everyone, it's time to announce the winner of my contest.
First off, a little about this.
When I first joined this list, I was really suprised at how nice most 
the folks were, and even the smallest and well, on my behalf, the 
stupidest questions were answered with a legit and generally polite 
answer.  Unlike many other forums where you have your resident propeller 
heads who will reply back with RTFM you #@$& moron!! reply, this was a 
fresh change.
Then I seen folks doing the 'tradition gift' thing where people were 
just giving away things they no longer used, or things they had extra 
of, or whatever.  Not asking anything in return but just happy to share 
the passion of the hobby they possesed with someone else.  This really 
impressed me.
This impressed me so much that I wanted to become part of it and also, 
contribute to the tradition.
Problem here is, I have only been at this for what  7 months now? maybe 
8.  I don't HAVE any used equipment to give away.  So since I don't have 
used equipment, the next best thing I figured would be NEW stuff.  But 
then we have another problem, who needs what, and what can I offer that 
anyone will be able to use regardless of what they have.
I decided to have a little fun, and offered it as a suprise and see who 
was interested enough to bite.   Well 20 people replied to my suprise I 
put out.    I numbered each persons e mail 1 to 20, then rolled a 20 
sided dice.
I am giving away 4 gifts.
These gifts are .......
gift certificates to Sweet Marias to spend on whatever you want to.
and the winners are...
First Prize....
goes to  Hunt, Slade  ... you win a $40.00 gift certificate.
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Second Prize
goes to   Matt Henkel..... you win a $20.00 gift certificate
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Third prize
goes to  Peter Schmidt.... you win a $20.00 gift certificate
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Fourth Prize
goes to   David Westebbe..... you win a $15.00 gift certificate.
Congrats to those who won, and thank you to everyone who participated.
The winners had the codes for their certs e mailed to them.  Please let 
me know if you do not receive it.
Aaron

2) From: Obrien, Haskell W.
Wow.
That was very nice of you!  I bet you made some peoples day.

3) From: Barry Luterman
Aaron Great tradition gifts. It's a pleasure to have you on the list

4) From: Gary Townsend
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  Very cool idea, Aaron! My hat's off to you and your generosity, sir!
Now elaborate a little on where you found a 20 sided dice !!! That I have
got to see !
Gary

5) From: Matt Henkel
That's an understatement!  Aaron, thank you so very much.
In the spirit of the tradition:  I've got a Kenmore bread machine
(KTR2205SPR?) that I don't use anymore (I made bread in it many a time
but have never tried to roast in it); it's in gread condition and if
anybody wants to try it for roasting (or making bread) drop me a
line--shipping's on me.
~/Matt
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6) From: Bob
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Gary,
Re: 20 sided die
Any good D_n_D store should have them in stock. I use mine for giving =
time quotes for project requests.http://www.rpgshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=30977&http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/77a3/

7) From: R.N.Kyle
WOW what a nice pay off. Surprise is correct.
You can stay on the list. and get 100 CSA point for generosity.:O)
RK
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8) From: Aaron
Now elaborate a little on where you found a 20 sided dice !!! That I 
have got to see !
Gary
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I happen to know some D&D geeks.  (Dungeons and Dragons)
they have 4 sided die, 6 sided, 8 sided, 10 sided, 20 sided and even a 
100 sided die.
The 100 sided almost looks like a mini golf ball with flattened divots 
on it.
Aaron

9) From: Gary Townsend
I musta skipped out on that whole D&D thing. I was too busy doing my best t=
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contribute to the prevailing 'dazed & confuzed' atmosphere in my HS daze.
And we had a Coleco-vision, followed by the original Atari setup...I think
the 70's show is on, Gotta go!
;-) Gary
20 sided dice...what kinda geek thought that up? ;-)

10) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
On Oct 4, 2005, at 4:40 PM, St. Aaron wrote:
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11) From: Peter Schmidt
It certainly made my day!  Thank you Aaron, for the gift certificate, and
also for exemplifying the spirit that make this list so cool!
And thanks to our hosts; the goodness of their hearts, in my not so humble
opinion has a lot to do with the 'family' we have here on the list.
Roasting in the Shade, in M'waukee.....
peter schmidt
Wow.
That was very nice of you!  I bet you made some peoples day.

12) From: Brett Mason
Hi Aaron,
What a nice gift!  Thanks to ALL who keep the Tradition going...
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Brett Mason
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   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

13) From: Marc
Aaaron,
Very nice, very generous gift - what you did is why I appreciate this list
so much - even if I only lurk....
-Marc
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14) From: Alchemist John
Heck, I used to be one - still have my dice around here 
somewhere...what do you expect from an alchemist :-)
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Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

15) From: David B. Westebbe
I just wanted to publicly thank Aaron for his generosity.  It was a Very
Good Thing to do.

16) From: Hunt Slade
Right on !!! What a surprise, Aaron - I'm getting some funky beans that I wouldn't ordinarily order as an homage to your generosity - some "out of the box" beans for your "out of the box" tradition!  Plus, you just multiplied the amount of traditions going on by 4. That is awesome.
 
In order to not put it on a back burner, I am offering my tradition now. Please email me off list with entries and a winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 12th in some fashion including a deck of poker cards (also in keeping with the game-related method).
 
I am offering a cool little piece that I picked up off of ebay some time back. It is a fantastic 2  cup heavy silver coffee server from the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. I can't remember how old it is, but it has the maker's logo and name stamped into the bottom of it: "Reed and Barton". It may be quite valuable , but I have not been able to track down it's information. I got it for a song and have it for it's coolness factor.
 
Have a great one! - Hunt
I am giving away 4 gifts.
These gifts are .......
gift certificates to Sweet Marias to spend on whatever you want to.
and the winners are...
First Prize....
goes to Hunt, Slade ... you win a $40.00 gift certificate.
Congrats to those who won, and thank you to everyone who participated.
The winners had the codes for their certs e mailed to them. Please let 
me know if you do not receive it.
Aaron---------------------------------
Yahoo! for Good
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17) From: Bruce Harlick
Coffee and D&D seem to go well together. I've been playing for a heck of a
lot of years (but then I'm a professional game designer, so I have to keep
playing.) When I was still in San Jose, I developed a specific coffee blend
for my Sunday game... it kept the gamers happy and coming back for more
(Balaren Blend  was pretty simply a 50% Harrar/50=
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Java blend. It started out more complicated and was gradually adjusted to
match the tastes of my players. I roasted the Harrar through first, and the
Java about 10 - 30 seconds into second. It worked pretty well.)
--Bruce
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18) From: Hunt Slade
Nice, Bruce. I think if we held a secret poll, we would find a lot of RPG gamers in the coffee ranks. There was nobody playing D&D that I knew, but when I went to college(seminary), I fell in with some fellows who would bribe the campus night guard 2 or 3 times a week after curfew and abscond to the nearest Athens, GA, area all-night coffeehouse and play Cyberpunk 2020 for a couple of shift changes while drinking what I thought was pretty good coffee ( the original Jittery Joe's) before rushing back to study minor prophets and such. Ah - good times.
 
Hunt Slade
roasting and holding forth of things cyberpunk and divine deep in the woods of middle Georgia
 
Bruce Harlick  wrote:
Coffee and D&D seem to go well together. I've been playing for a heck of a lot of years (but then I'm a professional game designer, so I have to keep playing.) When I was still in San Jose, I developed a specific coffee blend for my Sunday game... it kept the gamers happy and coming back for more
(Balaren Blend  was pretty simply a 50% Harrar/50% Java blend. It started out more complicated and was gradually adjusted to match the tastes of my players. I roasted the Harrar through first, and the Java about 10 - 30 seconds into second. It worked pretty well.)
--Bruce
On 10/5/05, Alchemist John  wrote:Heck, I used to be one - still have my dice around here
somewhere...what do you expect from an alchemist :-)
At 16:30 10/4/2005, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/---------------------------------Yahoo! for Good
 Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. 

19) From: Aaron
I must confess.
I said I knew some D&D geeks.
(cough)  I do roleplay myself.  not d&d but some other games online.
yes coffee goes well with RP games, especially when you get so twisted 
up and lost in a plot that you look up and see you just spent the last 9 
hours doing whatever, and you got to to goto work in 4 hours.    It's 
super strong 'spresso time.
Aaron

20) From: Bruce Harlick
Many of my co-workers are enjoying the fact that my Livia is living in my
office right now. I work at a computer game company these days, making
online games, and coffee goes well with the long hours.
--Bruce
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21) From: Tara Kollas
Coffee and gaming - perfect combo. I seem to recall some D&D comments befor=
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from some of the posters. My husband and I both play - we have a good group
that comes over every other week or so. I usually brew up a pot of regular
(haven't come up with a blend yet - maybe I'll try something for the next
meeting) and make a few double shots for myself and one of the other folks =
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I'm a lousy DM, but my husband is pretty good (the person who runs the game=
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for those not up with the lingo). We're a pretty diverse group - two
lawyers, an administrative assistant, a comic book letterer for Marvel, and
two computer programers. I work with a good few of them - lots of geeks at
the state supreme court. My kids are doomed. My daughter was humming
something the other day and I thought "that's weird - she couldn't possibly
be humming the 'fight song' from the original Star Trek." Turns out my
husband taught it to her. She hasn't got a chance. Her only hope is that
she's petite, has blond hair and blue eyes.
Tara
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22) From: Michael Dhabolt
Tara
 >She hasn't got a chance.>
 Oh yes she does. Mine is 31 years old - is old enough to just remember the
1st Star Wars. He is making his living in the gaming industry - started out
as a 3D Artist (Has anyone ever played "Tribes"?), and is currently a
producer. He didn't end up with the recessive "geek" gene, but was certainl=
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affected by it.
 And the really neat thing about kids of his genre is that you can actually
carry on an intelligent conversation with them. And he has developed pretty
good taste in coffee.
 Another way of looking at "growing your own".
 Mike (just plain)
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23) From: Peter Schmidt
Hey Aaron!
Just a note to say thanks again for your generousity!  I've been buying
20lb'ers from Tom to get the discount, and keep a stock for a handful of
customers.  It was my original thought to apply the gift certificate to the
shipping on my next order.  But then I thought it would be a nice treat to
order a barrage of 2 lb'ers for my 51st B'day present.  Thanks to you,
another year's passing was less painful.
FYI, here's what I ordered;
         Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu -Coopedota -2 lbs       1         $9.12
$9.12
        Nicaragua Cup of Excellence -La Esperanza -2 lbs       1
$12.92        $12.92
        Colombia Huila - Los Idolos de Bellavista -2 lbs       1
$9.31         $9.31
        Ethiopia Dry-Process Ghimbi -2 lbs             1         $9.31
$9.31
        Ethiopian Wet-Processed Sidamo -2 lbs          1         $9.31
$9.31
        El Salvador -Kilimanjaro Estate -2 lbs         1        $11.02
$11.02
        Sulawesi Toraja Grade 1  -2 lbs                1         $9.12
$9.12
        Sumatra Iskandar Triple-Pick - 2 lbs           1        $10.07
$10.07
GIFT20-50836353Gift Certificate Redemption ($0.00 remaining)       1
($20.00)      ($20.00)
                                 Shipping: Customer Pick Up -Hold for
Harvey:         $8.50

24) From: Aaron
You are quite welcome peter, I am glad you are getting your use out of 
the g cert.
Let us know how the coffee's turn out.  I cringe at the thought of new 
coffee now.  I have so much I don't know what to do with it.  I am 
trying to ... try everyone first before going after favorites etc etc, 
but even then, with tom getting so much new stuff so often i got a 
backpile of new coffee's to try too.
i just might have to start drinking more at work.  unfortunately my job 
changed a bit and I have to bring my coffee to work in a thermos, so 
what I do is have a good cup at home and pour the rest of the pot in the 
thermos to take to work with me, that way say about 2am when the eye 
lids start getting droopy, i take a break and get some good coffee to 
revive me for the remaining 5 hours.
I give coffee to the neighbors and stuff but don't have any real 
customers yet.  Oh well one day that might change.
take care and enjoy the beenz.
Aaron


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