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Yankee_In_TX
11-23-2007, 12:37 PM
I will not be at the Denver game (boo!) plus a lot of people are rolling in late because of work.

So..... Anyone in favor or or against doing it at the Jax game? I am sure we can find the time in between painting ourselves red? Only 5 days after Chirstmas? ;-)

Andrew6
11-23-2007, 01:43 PM
I will not be at the Denver game (boo!) plus a lot of people are rolling in late because of work.

So..... Anyone in favor or or against doing it at the Jax game? I am sure we can find the time in between painting ourselves red? Only 5 days after Chirstmas? ;-)

whats a white elephant?

Yankee_In_TX
11-23-2007, 01:47 PM
whats a white elephant?

Lord, what do they call it down here....

Something like "Chinese Gift Exchange?"

Andrew6
11-23-2007, 01:50 PM
Lord, what do they call it down here....

Something like "Chinese Gift Exchange?"

is that like Dirty Santa?

Andrew6
11-23-2007, 01:50 PM
Lord, what do they call it down here....

Something like "Chinese Gift Exchange?"

Yankee I am from Ohio too and never heard of a white elephant

Texan_Bill
11-23-2007, 02:09 PM
Lord, what do they call it down here....

Something like "Chinese Gift Exchange?"

is that like Dirty Santa?


Yes and Yes.

Joe Texan
11-23-2007, 02:42 PM
White elephant is at our christmas tailgate whenever that is. Very few (under 10) ever participate so I am not suprised that it is foriegn words to yall. Buy a gift, under $25 and wrap it. come to the tailgate, draw a number and when it is your turn go pick a gift. you can exchange with another person who has already picked something or go pick a new one. gifts can be exchanged twice before being frozen.

Yankee_In_TX
11-23-2007, 02:49 PM
White elephant is at our christmas tailgate whenever that is. Very few (under 10) ever participate so I am not suprised that it is foriegn words to yall. Buy a gift, under $25 and wrap it. come to the tailgate, draw a number and when it is your turn go pick a gift. you can exchange with another person who has already picked something or go pick a new one. gifts can be exchanged twice before being frozen.

Some where there's pictures to disprove that! I remember about 15-20 last year. it took forever and I was getting annoyed because I had to go propose :)

Texan_Bill
11-23-2007, 02:59 PM
YUP... I thought it was a pretty good turn out....

Link to pics: TexansBullPen.com (http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Season/2006-12-24-Indianapolis-Houston/Fans.htm)

Joe Texan
11-23-2007, 05:04 PM
I would say it was about 10 and it was awesome but it would be more awesome with a bigger turnout. We traditionally started this in a hotel saturdaynight before the christmas game. This is a definite Blue Crew tradition. I do believe the beautiful present Kimberly so proudly displayed to the parking lot for many games to come was a perfect specimen.

BigWig
11-24-2007, 09:14 AM
In honor of the drinking y'all do why not call it Pink Elephant?:devilpig:

Tedc
11-24-2007, 10:22 AM
In honor of the drinking y'all do whay not call it Pink Elephant?:devilpig:


WE do??

Joe Texan
11-29-2007, 02:38 PM
I say we vote on this at the next piriate mugging

BigWig
11-29-2007, 03:26 PM
I say we vote on this at the next piriate mugging

Whats that? Is the pink elephant loose already?

Joe Texan
11-29-2007, 04:51 PM
no when to paint it white

Joe Texan
11-29-2007, 04:53 PM
basically yankee i do not see a problem with it, we just need to let everyone know

BigWig
11-30-2007, 08:38 AM
no when to paint it white

Huh?:shades:

Texan_Lee
12-04-2007, 02:04 PM
OK, so we are officially holding off on the White Elephant thingie until the last game of the season (when we play the Jacksonville Jaguars), is that correct?

If this is confirmed, I will post it on my site to help get the word out

Texan_Bill
12-04-2007, 02:12 PM
Works for me... Just need to hear from some others.

Yankee_In_TX
12-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Works for me... Just need to hear from some others.

Confirmed. I'll round everyone up when finals are done.

FILO_girl
12-04-2007, 10:18 PM
Huh?:shades:
Your Joe Texan-ese rusty too? :winky:

Texan_Bill
12-05-2007, 02:54 PM
Huh?:shades:

Your Joe Texan-ese rusty too? :winky:

I usually just get Ted to translate for me.

Texan_Lee
12-05-2007, 03:22 PM
I usually just get Ted to translate for me.
You mean someone is actually able to translate???? Dang!!! :pirate:

Texan_Bill
12-21-2007, 10:31 AM
*BUMP*

I know its a little over a week away, but reminders are a good thing.

Tedc
12-21-2007, 11:36 AM
No re-gifting. Being after Christmas, I just felt that HAD to be said.

Anytime you guys need a Joe Texan translator, just let me know.

Texan_Bill
12-21-2007, 11:42 AM
No re-gifting. Being after Christmas, I just felt that HAD to be said.

Anytime you guys need a Joe Texan translator, just let me know.

Never heard of 're-gifting' before.... :hmmm:

Ted, most of us need to keep you on retainer for the translations... :whip:

Joe Texan
12-21-2007, 11:45 AM
Hey I thought that regifting 2wice was the rule but you know the texans are going to skin the cat

Texan_Bill
12-21-2007, 11:50 AM
Ted??????!?!!!!!!??????!

Tedc
12-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Hey I thought that regifting 2wice was the rule but you know the texans are going to skin the cat

Translation.....

Hey, I thought the rule in the White Elephant was that a gift could be taken twice before it is "off limits" and no longer available.

By Golly, the Texans will surely beat those pesky Jacksonville Jaguars.

Texan_Bill
12-21-2007, 12:04 PM
Translation.....

Hey, I thought the rule in the White Elephant was that a gift could be taken twice before it is "off limits" and no longer available.

By Golly, the Texans will surely beat those pesky Jacksonville Jaguars.

Got it... and as usual, thanks!!!

Tedc
12-21-2007, 12:07 PM
Joe, I was speaking of gifts being regifted for the White Elephant. In other words, if Bill gets something he doesn't want for Christmas from his great aunte Gert, he should not bring that mega bag of tube socks to our White Elephant as his gift.

You were correct. In the White Elephant a gift may only be taken twice before it is retired and considered off limits.

Joe Texan
12-21-2007, 12:10 PM
OK I got it,

I think a chearleader is an awesome gift

Texan_Bill
12-21-2007, 12:12 PM
Joe, I was speaking of gifts being regifted for the White Elephant. In other words, if Bill gets something he doesn't want for Christmas from his great aunte Gert, he should not bring that mega bag of tube socks to our White Elephant as his gift.

You were correct. In the White Elephant a gift may only be taken twice before it is retired and considered off limits.

So what the heck am I supposed to do with the obligatory fruit cake?? :pirate:

Texan_Bill
12-21-2007, 12:13 PM
OK I got it,

I think a chearleader is an awesome gift

Just leave your grubby mits of retired cheerleaders...

BigWig
12-21-2007, 12:42 PM
Joe, I was speaking of gifts being regifted for the White Elephant. In other words, if Bill gets something he doesn't want for Christmas from his great aunte Gert, he should not bring that mega bag of tube socks to our White Elephant as his gift.

You were correct. In the White Elephant a gift may only be taken twice before it is retired and considered off limits.

So now your also translating ted for Joe, i am getting confused!
Besides Confusious say" boy who ball in strawberry patch get in big jam"!

Joe Texan
12-22-2007, 10:10 AM
If the Bull steps on the Cat does that mean a good white elephant

powerfuldragon
12-22-2007, 10:26 AM
you know, siddhartha gautama's mom dreamt of a white elephant before he was born.

Yankee_In_TX
12-22-2007, 10:27 AM
Jax game, 2 steals per gift, $10-$20?

SheTexan
12-22-2007, 11:56 AM
Should be fun. Is anyone getting to word out to those who don't post on this board? Just wondering.

disaacks3
12-22-2007, 01:17 PM
So what the heck am I supposed to do with the obligatory fruit cake?? :pirate:
Drop him off on Montrose? :idonno:

Yankee_In_TX
12-22-2007, 06:36 PM
Should be fun. Is anyone getting to word out to those who don't post on this board? Just wondering.

Any ideas on HOW to , other than everyone tell everyone you know who tailgates with us? I'll tell my corner...

YoungTexanFan
12-22-2007, 07:26 PM
Traditionally, a white elephant gift exchange is "re-gifted" gifts. You bring something clever or unique that you already own as a gift that someone else should want. Just wanted to throw that out there, but I won't be participating, so call it as you want. :fans:

FILO_girl
12-22-2007, 09:50 PM
Traditionally, a white elephant gift exchange is "re-gifted" gifts. You bring something clever or unique that you already own as a gift that someone else should want. Just wanted to throw that out there, but I won't be participating, so call it as you want. :fans:

We do this at work, in fact ours was Friday.
Since most of us exchange liquid refreshment as our gift, re gifting is usually not a problem, unless you were the guy who got the 40 of Old English...:woot2

Not I, as I brought home a nice bottle of DiSarrano but still bit miffed I got the Crown and the Stoli stolen from me on the second pick. No worries since I really don't drink (normally), I am re gifting it into a child's stocking...over 21 of course. :) That is GOOD re gifting.
The guy who got the Grey Goose I brought was quite happy when he got the final steal on it.

gtexan02
12-22-2007, 10:39 PM
Is this a closed event, or are non-usual tailgaters traveling down from VA invited as well?

SheTexan
12-23-2007, 02:24 AM
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun gtexan!! All ya gotta do is bring a gift for the exchange. We'll all look forward to meeting you!!

Joe Texan
12-23-2007, 09:58 AM
infact GTexan you can be the White Elephant Guest of honor, We would love to have you participate, A gift, not regifted at a cost of $20 rapped with out a name, Liquor usually goes first then cool stuff and if you bomb, (Get a set of matching candles) then your good luck next year. It is definitely great fun

Yankee_In_TX
12-28-2007, 10:10 AM
BUMP - bring a gift
E-mail your friends!