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Carole Cadek
12-31-2013, 12:49 AM
Welcome to the January 2014 RAK Attack!
victims's info sent!

A RAK is a Random Act of Kindness, and a RAK Attack is this group of participants mailing some sort of surprise to a ‘victim’ who is selected by nominations through private messages sent by you. Please try to send the name/user name of the ATCsforALL member and their address (if available) when you sign up. (Please one nominee, per person.)

This is not a popularity contest it is simply our small way of spreading cheer in our little community. This particular RAK is intended for members of ATCsforALL. If you have friends in need of a RAK feel free to open a new thread and let us know, there's always someone to step up and contribute.

One person per month, not the same person in a year. A list is maintained to assure no repeats. If you nominate someone who is ineligible I will send you a private message to send in alternate nominations. The RAK host (me) cannot be RAKed.

Who to nominate and why?

Any member who is going through a rough time and could use a smile, who has been especially helpful or accommodating, the victim does not have to be a participant in the monthly RAK, just any member of ATCsforALL.

What to Send On a RAK Attack

Anything Goes: ATCs, Arty bits, cards, Handwritten written wishes on handmade or pretty stationary, Envies, Handmade stationary for gift, Candy, cookies, Stickers, Books, Artwork, Encouraging words, Poetry, favorite quotes. You decide what to send based on how much time you have and what your budget is, look to the supplies you already have and all it will cost you is a stamp.

How Do I participate?:

1. Post in this thread to sign up

2. PM me one member nomination and their address, if you have this info, it is extremely helpful. This information is always kept secret from the participants so do not ask. (If you don't have anyone to nominate, that's OK, you can still play!)

3. I will PM you all with the address of the RAK recipient.

Expect to see this info around the 30 of December. You can only receive this information from the host (me) so please do not ask others.

This is a surprise! Please do not tell the RAK recipient-let them find out in the mail.

Please PM me if you have any questions.

Remember, the RAK is to bring a smile to somebody and show them we care.

All participants welcomed! Nominations accepted until the 25th of December.

Sign up! Make somebody's day!

Just Ducky
Victoria Kamalova

(If you would like to be automatically added to the monthly list of RAK players every month, please send me a PM.):D

01-01-2014, 02:45 AM
Please sign me up CAROLE!!!!:wubclub:

Just Ducky
01-01-2014, 02:51 AM
first day of a new year... and I am ready spread some new cheer...

Carole Cadek
01-01-2014, 11:06 AM
Thanks for playing Gaialuv and Ducky, I will send you the PM now. ;)

01-01-2014, 04:29 PM
I would love to join as well:)

01-01-2014, 05:28 PM
This is one of my new year's resolutions.....to participate in January! Please add my name, Carole. :)
(I have no nomination name to submit, but is it too late to still join up? I see the Dec. 25 date posted above.)

01-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Send me some info, I will mail off a RAK asap.

Carole Cadek
01-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Thanks for playing lazyshadows, Decals_gal and CastleQueen, I will send you the PM now.

Decals_gal, it's never too late to join in the monthly RAK. ;)

Miss M
01-02-2014, 12:41 PM

01-02-2014, 03:29 PM

Carole Cadek
01-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Thank you Maria and lazyshadows. ;)

01-03-2014, 11:09 AM
I am mailing EVERY FREAKING DAY this month!!!! Just an envie a day, but this will be FUN!

Carole Cadek
01-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Thank you velcrodog. ;)

01-03-2014, 04:45 PM
I'd like to participate in the monthly RAK, I'm new so I don't have any nominations and I'm not sure if I am too late for January but I'd like to be added to the monthly list and if I can participate this month great! :)

01-03-2014, 10:26 PM
I can send something for this month... sign me up, please!

Carole Cadek
01-03-2014, 10:38 PM
Thanks for playing Karch and locatray! I will send you he PM now. ;)

01-04-2014, 08:41 AM
I am mailing mine today.

Carole Cadek
01-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Thank you Elena. ;)

Victoria Kamalova
01-05-2014, 11:14 AM
I'd like to join!

Carole Cadek
01-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Sure Victoria, thanks for playing. I will send you the PM now. ;)

01-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Mine is in the mail!!!!!!

Carole Cadek
01-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Thank you artchick. ;)

01-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Mine is in the mail also!!:wubclub:

01-09-2014, 02:45 PM
One more to the PO today!!!

Carole Cadek
01-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Thank you Gaialuv and Lalka. ;)

01-10-2014, 01:20 AM
I'm so glad it's "You know who!' tee hee:biglaugh:

Carole Cadek
01-13-2014, 11:39 PM
Sure mommydoesart, I'll send you the PM now. Thanks for playing. :)

01-14-2014, 01:36 AM
Mine went out a day or two ago...included with my a-thon trades!

01-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Okay...something very strange is going on here. I kust got back from a funeral of a dear friend way up in Georgia...I have a bunch of mail....I won't open my mail till I am at my computer so I won't do it till morning. I think that Carole lied to me..... I won't say anything more till the mornih and I can't type on this little phone.....but I think someone has misrepresented the truth.........hmmmmmmmm...somethings fishy in Florida...........

01-14-2014, 02:42 AM

01-14-2014, 02:43 AM
so sorry about your friend Cathy.

Victoria Kamalova
01-14-2014, 08:51 AM
I have sent my envie.

Miss M
01-14-2014, 08:52 AM
velcro:dog:, you've been lied to???!!!! what?? but aren't there a lot of fish in Florida to begin with? Like I mean, it has a fairly large coastline? So wouldn't things be fishy everyday?

Carole Cadek
01-14-2014, 11:53 AM
:biglaugh:So velcrodog, would you say you were surprised??

Thank you mrubyjean and Victoria. ;)

01-14-2014, 12:44 PM
I have to admit... You guys got me good! I'm pretty close to Maria, and Carole had pm'ed me that Maria was the Rak "victim" this month and she was feeling down... I was worried as I figured Maria was the kind of person NOT to burden you with her troubles- she would hold it in and hold it in, unlike me who projectile vomits them at everyone and gets it out of my system. I pm'ed her a couple of times asking her how she was feeling, etc. trying to get her to open up to me... (and, NOW, I am sure she knew WHY I was asking such asinine, open ended questions...)

I was very confused at first.... The day before I left for Georgia, I got a bunch of envies (5 or 6) from MariaP. Now, none were marked January RAK, and she sent me an ATC or something in each, a couple of them said, January RAK on the back of the ATC. I'm thinking, after sending Maria, who I am worried about, me the RN, knowing that people who hold emotions in like that are more prone to (Nancy, my friend, great example) drug addiction, suicide, etc... Anyway, I am sending Maria, an envie a day, filled with 2 ozs (max fill for international stamp to Canada) of all kinds of crappola. So, I figure, keep it on the downlow as they must have told her I was the Rak "victim" for this month and they wanted to throw her off.

Low and behold!

I come home from Georgia and I have ALL THIS HAPPY MAIL!!! Lots from the athon but enough marked January RAK, that I FINALLY figured out it wasn't Maria that was getting "thrown off the scent", it was ME!!!! You guys are just too good! I opened all this up and I am just boo-hooing and amazed at all the love here! I don't know what to say, except you got me GOOD! I will be back once I compose myself and get it together!

Too funny! Too sweet! :wubclub:

01-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Oh, and Gaialuv, you cracked me up... after I text'd on my phone my "suspicions", you did EXACTLY what I would have done!!! You were all tickled & excited that y'all got me and tee-hee'ing and then after you posted that it was like, whoops she just came from a funeral, better send sympathy! That is soooo ME!!!!! I had to laugh as it is a perfect example of what I would do! You are too funny! (and sweet!)

And here I have been sending letters to Maria P everyday asking her if she likes being a rak attack victim! ... Maria, it is a great feeling!!! lol

Miss M
01-14-2014, 01:07 PM
:biglaugh: But I have so enjoyed getting a daily envie from you Cathy! :biglaugh: and all the extra attention, and fussing....:D;)
TeeHee, I purposely did not write January RAK on the outside of the envie (just on the back of the ATCs) and I ran to the post office first thing Jan 2 cus I wanted to get them to you before anybody else did! YAY, we succeeded! :jiggy:
BTW, you will continue to get daily envie from me for the entire month!

01-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Hey, I posted that I was sending a daily envie to the VICTIM this entire month.... and I was told the victim was you....so....

01-14-2014, 02:39 PM
What a great read!!! Love hearing the back-story on stuff like this. Take care of yourself, velcrodog! (And three cheers for MariaP on what looks like a job very well-done!) :)

01-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Hey CATHY! Are you sending yourself an envie every day??? :biglaugh: and yes..I too am like you...Mine has not been mailed out due to my crappy real life...but it will be tomorrow..I PROMISE! So glad we GOT YOU!!!

01-16-2014, 01:20 AM
Mine is in the mail!

Carole Cadek
01-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Thank you Gaialuv. ;)

Carole Cadek
01-17-2014, 04:53 PM
Thank you Mommydoesart! ;)

01-17-2014, 07:11 PM
You guys are so sweet... lots more love in the mail today.... and it has been a hard week, as you-know-who is on vacation ALL this week, and between making the trip up to Georgia... 8 hours there and 8 hours back, just him and me in the car...ugh.... and all day long in the house, it has not been easy. I took benadryl and put myself to sleep for 2 days and faked a migraine. So the love in the mail was right on time!!!

I am making a special Thank You card to send out to y'all, not a store bought one... I just cut all the paper today & got the envies.... this is going to be soooo much fun. A little time consuming, but y'all are so worth it!!!!!!!

Thanks Again!

01-18-2014, 03:25 PM
OMG!!!!! Today I got 2 envies from Maria (and a bunch of others, but I have to tell you this stat!!) She has been sending the same gold tone envies with a big label with my name and addy printed on it.... All the same, all alike, all the same same, return addy label, etc.

It was opened by the Department of Homeland Security!!!!! US Customs and Border Patrol!!!!!! :biglaugh: Is Maria a terrorist??? Is she sending me drugs??? What was in that envie!!! They cut the side of the envie open and then taped it shut with their green special tape that has their name on it and says opened by US Customs & Border Patrol Department of Homeland Security WITH the SEAL of the Department of Homeland Security!!!!

And inside was another little envie with a SINGLE ATC that reads "You know it is a good day, when I didn't have to unleash the flying monkeys!"


01-18-2014, 03:38 PM
OMG! I have never heard of Homeland Security opening mail! I bet they laught at what they found.

Miss M
01-18-2014, 04:34 PM
:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh: Well I'm glad the ATC arrived safely! Homeland security must have been really surprised by the contents when they opened! Or the suspense of gold envelopes was killing them with curiosity! OMG!

01-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Newsflash - V- :dog: and MariaP arrested on charges of blatant ATC security issues....more news at 6:00!!! LOL (really, though, that's dang scary, if you ask me)

Oh....sorry, Miss Carole....my RAK will be in the mail on Monday, Jan. 20th! Thank you. Roger Wilco. Over and Out.

Miss M
01-18-2014, 05:16 PM
The more I think about it, it is kinda freaky! I was using printed out mailing labels b/c it was easier than handwriting 31 envelopes, and kept the envelopes non-descript to keep Cathy wondering!

01-18-2014, 05:39 PM
and the non-descript envelopes kept Homeland Security WONDERING.... Don't be surprised if you walk in your door some evening, Maria and there are Men in Black sitting there waiting to take you back to the planet you belong on!!!

01-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Maria!!!! Mail me one!!!!!:biglaugh: too hilarious!!!! Cathy is now the first Random Act of Terroism!!!! RAT instead of RAK!!!! She's a RAT!!!! ooooh!!! I'm dying!!!

Carole Cadek
01-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Gee Maria, I wonder what they thought they would find in the envelope...

Thank you Decals_gal. ;)

Miss M
01-18-2014, 09:15 PM
I'm not sure Carole. Perhaps because I'm using the exact same envelopes and mailing labels, going to the same person, maybe they thought there were narcotics???? I checked out the DHS website, and they screen for a whole variety of things that apparently can be mailed. Maybe identical envelopes of a period of several days got flagged? DHS has the right to open any mail coming in to the US from a foreign country.

That being, Toni, I don't' think I want to mess around with homeland security that way! LOL

01-18-2014, 11:25 PM
A RAT?? I am now a RAT!!!!! Too darn funny! Hey! Homeland Security has even helped lifted my spirits!! Thank you big brother!!!!!

01-19-2014, 10:13 AM
I love RATS...well, domesticated ones!

Just Ducky
01-22-2014, 10:33 PM
gee... I sure glad my envie is just moving from Michigan to Florida
... but it does have a really small lump... hope it doesn't get flagged...

now Maria, I got your envelope today.. no problem... well it does have fingerprint dusting stuff on the front... hummm....

so yes, Carole my goodie is in the MAIL...

Carole Cadek
01-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Thank you Ducky. ;)

03-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Mailed mine

Carole Cadek
03-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Thank you ceejay. ;)