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Three-Quarters of a Century of RAOK! Room 75 is open for business.

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Initial post: Feb 15, 2014 3:31:23 PM PST
RAOK is now officially three quarters of a century old! 75 rooms? Who would have thought it??? It's taken us a while to get here, and there have been ups and downs and bumps in the road, but here we are! And still going strong... AND looking forward to many more rooms.

Knock the snow off your boots, take off your jacket and pull up a chair in front of the roaring fire. It's cold and snowy outside, but inside, there's plenty of good cheer and conversation. Help yourself to one of the hot beverages we have available, and there's also snack-sized snacks (whatever you could wish for). We have plenty of overstuffed chairs around the room where you can curl up with a kindle, filled to bursting with good books. There are footstools and lap rugs, and loaner pets (just see Bane, the room mascot, to sign one out for a while).

What is RAOK? It stands for Random Acts of Kindness, and that's what we're all about - we try to be a oasis in a world where being nice isn't considered 'nice' any longer. An act of kindness doesn't have to involve money. We do gift books to brighten someone's day, but gifting is not required at all. We're here to make our friends laugh, to lend a helping hand if we can, and a sympathetic ear if we can't. If that appeals to you more than the daily grump and snark of real life, stop in, introduce yourself, and visit for a bit.

SAFETY TIPS and INFORMATION:

It's a good idea if you have an open wish list. To check your wish list, click on the link at the top right of any Amazon page. Then click on (one of) your wish lists. From the menu, select "list settings", then "privacy settings". Make sure at least one is set to 'public' so others can see your wish list. It's always a good idea to have a few 99-cent or $1.99 books on there.

You should also make sure that your wish list does not show your real/full name. To check, follow the above instructions to get to your wish list. Click the "list settings" drop down menu. This time, select "Edit Settings" and this will bring you to a screen that shows your privacy settings. The name you see on the Recipient's Name line is the name that is shown to people you GIFT books to. Simply change it to the name you're comfortable with and save. This will prevent your full name from being displayed on your gifts or on your WL.

To change your Account Name, you have to go to Your Account in the upper right corner then Change Account Settings and edit your name. This won't affect anything that you can see except what it shows at the top of the page when it says "Hi Cyndie" instead of "Hi Cyndie MyLastName". And all people will see on their Digital Orders that send me any gifts is Cyndie, not Cyndie MyLastName." (this last one is important, since it doesn't change anything in YOUR view, lots of people end up having their real names showing on their WL instead of their screen names. Also, you need to make that change separately for EACH public wish list.) It sounds complicated, but it really isn't, and it's well worth a few minutes' work.

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:32:58 PM PST
thanks SEP
: )

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:33:23 PM PST
Lenora gets last post, and what she had to say was so ironic, considering!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:33:48 PM PST
what did she say?

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:34:13 PM PST
Found you

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:34:25 PM PST
That we were 'almost done'. LOL

Where'd everyone else go?

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:34:37 PM PST
guess the others are looking for the chocolate snowballs?
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:34:58 PM PST
ahh, yup, good last post

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:36:26 PM PST
I guess...

LOVE the case for the Fire. It feels so - I don't know - slim and secure and it fascinates me how it turns the Fire on & off when you open or close it. And the HDMI cable - the one I ordered and which finally showed up DIDN'T WORK! How much do I owe you for those 2 things?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:37:54 PM PST
o.0
*MAJPR eye roll*
owe me? pffffffffft, after all you've done for me? please woman, enjoy them, what color case did you chose?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:40:03 PM PST
You SURE about that???

There was only 1 case - the pink. I know you said you originally got 3. You have one and now I have one, no idea about the 3rd. Did you actually get it or were you only talking about it?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:40:06 PM PST
FreeDove says:
It took me awhile to see the new room so maybe they are having a hard time finding it also.

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:40:32 PM PST
This is beyond odd. We've lost everyone on the trip over.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:41:14 PM PST
Patti (PBP) says:
took me a while to find you all...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:41:47 PM PST
3 cases, i have one you should have got 2 to pick from, a tan and a pink one

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:42:01 PM PST
FreeDove says:
Congrats Lenora!!!

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 3:42:15 PM PST
Lenora says:
It took me a while to find the room.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:43:00 PM PST
glad you did
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:43:02 PM PST
Lenora says:
Thanks FD :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:43:22 PM PST
Just Danica says:
Congrats to Lenora :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:43:24 PM PST
Lenora says:
I'm glad I found it. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:43:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2014 3:44:04 PM PST
Nope. There was only 1 in the box. I pulled everything out to see what goodies you were getting. Kat had everything jam-packed in, maybe there wasn't room. Really, there *wasn't* an inch of room left. Whoever sees her first can ask her.

Anyway thank you muchly for the case and the cable!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:43:58 PM PST
Lenora says:
Thanks! :) I'm going to donate my prize to MB.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:44:22 PM PST
Just Danica says:
Me too. It wasn't listed with the other rooms.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:46:57 PM PST
Just Danica says:
Very nice :-)
And yay for ou almost being done with the weekly chemo treatments.
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