2 weeks til the 24 hour row…

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… and Chappy, Bryan, KJ and Mike (imported by Kathleen from CF Van) need another person for their team. If you are on the fence, talk to one of them or one of us. Don’t be intimidated by the duration. It is going to be tiring, no doubt, but there are going to be a ton of great people to hang out with and lots of fun “time waster” things to do on site….. It’s also a great random event to be the first of the year for most of us. CrossFit BC has registered 7 teams so let’s step it up…

Besides, what could go wrong? … it’s inside.
… and this isn’t likely to happen:

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I am currently into the two part blog divided by a line.

The other idea I have on the go is one that I have been meaning to do for a few years now….. you know the game that people play at Christmas parties where you draw a number and choose a gift and then you can keep it or steal someone else’s? I want to play this game as a “re-gift” version. I know that there are a few of you that have a gem of a gift sitting on the shelf… post to comments if you are in, and we will pick a time and place (if the numbers are low enough I’ll have it at our house… if they are a little higher then maybe at the gym or someone else’s house that’s a little bigger).

Here is the wikipedia definition of re-gift:

Regifting or regiving is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift. In the UK the term for an unwanted gift that is passed around a social group is a “Matham”.[1] One example of a formalization of this activity are the white elephant gift exchanges, in which items can be regifted from year to year.

Wilmington’s mayor, Don Betz, admits that he’s a regifter, lured to the dark side of gift-giving by a sister in New York who sends bright, flashy polyester shirts every year. ‘I’d never wear them,’ Mr. Betz said. ‘I try to give them to someone who can use them.’

– Mayor Don Betz, December 1995, Wilmington Star-News[2]

In the USA, “National Regifting Day” is defined as December 18.[3] In Canada, eBay marketed “National Re-gifting Week” as December 26-30 (December 26 being Boxing Day, a time traditionally associated with gift-giving).[4]

Regiving differs from straightforward giving in that goods are not acquired specifically for donation. Typically, goods that have been received as a gift are offered to others, unbeknown to them that it was originally a gift to the person offering it.[5] Often the motives are principally charitable but also includes giving items which are surplus to one’s needs.

However, re-gifting also refers the means of giving away unwanted gifts as a way of disposing them. Consider the “fruitcake gift” scenario. Someone receives a fruit cake but they don’t like (or want) fruit cake but think someone else might. so give it away to them who also may not like fruit cake either. They re-gift the product, etc. and it ends in a potentially infinite loop of gift giving.

And for the stats geeks….
The question posed was “if the gift giver never found out, what would you do with the item?”

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Quebec got cut off the chart, but showed 32% for re-gifting!

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