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Welcome, double welcome and triple welcome to our third annual Homecoming Fiesta Friday!

Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:05pm

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Welcome, double welcome and triple welcome to our third annual Homecoming Fiesta Friday! Can't Post

SmileCool
Woot! Its time again for that one special Fiesta each year where we welcome back TORn alumni, celebrate the folks who are regulars here (new and old) and possibly even lure out a lurker or two *looks through screen* You know who you are! LoL! Laugh

What a year its been, eh? (That eh is for you Canadians Wink). We had the announcement that PJ and New Line were going to produce The Hobbit, we had the demise of New Line, we found out that Guillermo Del Toro will direct two Hobbit movies and hes even joined in on the discussions on our Hobbit Movie board. Speaking of the Hobbit Movie board, its new too since we gathered here last. And last, but not least, were only five registrations away from having 3,000 users on the boards (give or take a few pirate names and registration boo boos, lol). Laugh

So, since we have so much to celebrate, I guess wed better get started! No worries if you come in late: the party will last all weekend (until it falls off the baord, that is).

*kicks juke box* the Welcome Back Kotter theme starts to play

Enjoy Fiesta and dont you alumni and lurkers be strangers. Stick around and join in the anticipation of The Hobbit, and all the exciting things we'll have to celebrate next year!! Smile

Welcome back,
Your dreams were your ticket out.

Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about.

Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they're turned around.

Who'd have thought they'd lead ya, Back here where we need ya?


Yeah we tease you a lot cause we've got you on the spot. Welcome back!
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

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Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:14pm

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Happy Friday, eh? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just had time to dash in before running out the door -- I've had the week off and it's been great, got a lot done, even *whispers* some Christmas shopping! But it's back to the grind on Monday. I'll be lucky if I get another day off before the holidays. But the end is in sight! I'm retiring in January. Then I'll probably look for a part-time job.

Here's hoping lots of alumni (I almost said "old-timers" but thought better of it) come out of the woodwork to say hi!

Coffee to go, please Altaira!

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Hengist
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Nov 14 2008, 5:15pm

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Hi I'm new [In reply to] Can't Post

and so I claim my free extra huge tankard of 1420! - I've got the coupon right ..er somewhere Wink

Its a wild a windy evening here now, so I need a beer to see me off home - well once this last bit of work is finished.

Have a good weekend

Cheers

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Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:16pm

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Lol! Happy Friday to you too, Elberbeth [In reply to] Can't Post

*pours hot coffee in 'to-go' mug*

Oooh, retiring? Best of luck with that - but first to the shopping!

Have a great weekend, dear. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 5:16pm

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If the names have all changed since I hung around -- [In reply to] Can't Post

-- how will I know who anyone is?!

Now and then NE lets me know what's happening in the Reading Room, and I look at my schedule and at my ability to get through any reading by the time work is done, and whimper. (On Fairy Stories!! You couldn't have done that while I was on holiday, in ... I forget? If I want to catch up on it in, maybe, December? will it all have fallen off the boards? But at least you've reminded me that I'm missing something right now, and I think I'd like it back ... )

*hugs to Altaira*

And make mine a pint of your best.

~ L

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:17pm

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OMG [In reply to] Can't Post

It's Friday already?

Well I'm forced to move to an area where jobs are more plentiful... alone. My wife is moving in with her mother. Ain't this economy grande?


Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:18pm

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Great! A newbie. Drinks are on Hengist! ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

That's only if you spill you huge stein of 1420 in the gale force winds, lol. It's been windy here too and we finally got our first tiny dusting of snow. But, the weekend is supposed to be warm and glorious. Hope you have a good one there too, Hengist! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:20pm

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Hello Altaira! [In reply to] Can't Post

 Hi sibs! I actually made it because my shoulder rehab is not 'til 2. SO, please if you will please dear barkeep a hot apple cider mug with cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of whiskey.
I need something soothing because i will probably go to back to work on light duty to start by being a sexcretary and do filing so awhile.
Past that it is master sil's 12th birthday today and his voice is changing to boot. He got an ipod Shocked$$ for his gift + hellboy II -3 dvd. Anyone can wish him a 'happy' and i will relate it.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:20pm

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Lol, welcome back LR!! [In reply to] Can't Post

We miss you too!! But, glad you still keep in touch, even if it's only second hand.

*tabs the best keg in the house*

*clink*

Here's to more TORn time for you and more Luthien time for us! WinkSmile

*big hugs back! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:21pm

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Hullo [In reply to] Can't Post

It's nice to be back. How are you all doing?

I'd like a 1420 please. Smile

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:22pm

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"Huzzah!" :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome, indeed! :)

I'll take a large Fall/Winter Usual-- perhaps with some whipped cream and sprinkles?-- to celebrate the occasion! (Thanks! :) )

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:22pm

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Awwww [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to hear that, Sir Dennis. Frown

I'm sure things will look up and the situation will only be temporary. Best of luck with your job search. Any idea where you'll be looking?

*pours Sir Dennis a strong rum and coke*

Cheers and remember we're always here to offer encouragement Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 5:23pm

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Hope the newbie remembered - [In reply to] Can't Post

- the cookies. In the meets I run, newbies always bring cookies for the admins.







(or so we tell them beforehand)

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:24pm

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Hullo Vidstige [In reply to] Can't Post

nice to see you again Smile. Things are Ok round here - Hows things in the northern wilds Wink

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:25pm

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Happy birthday to sil II [In reply to] Can't Post

Little sil? Mini-sil? Laugh

May the mothballs be replaced in your wallet by the time he turns 13. Wink

Good luck with the therapy and going back to work. Take it easy at first. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Nov 14 2008, 5:25pm

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Fantastic Fiesta Friday [In reply to] Can't Post

I even have to finish my first year here. So makes me that a newbie or a regular. Well, at least not an alumni.
But I have to say, I love it here. And with that certainly as a high-light Fiesta Friday. In my timezone really so well done. Here it is 6 PM, so I just have come home from work and the weekend has really started.

To everybody a grant Fiesta and a great weekend!
Let's have fun. And to many years more to come.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:26pm

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Welcome back, Vidstige! [In reply to] Can't Post

So good to see you here! We have plenty of 1420 to go around, so kick up your feet and enjoy the party! Oh, and please don't be a stranger. We like your company. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:27pm

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You know [In reply to] Can't Post

newbies have to summit to a pledging period with paddling and barkeep cleanup. I will also warn you there is one on staff here that goes around with a sword swathing Z's on shirt fronts.

Good afternoon brotherLaugh.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:27pm

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Well howdy diddly doody folks! [In reply to] Can't Post

How's things?

Lovely to see some ol' faces around the place.

You know my order Alt - a nice bottle of Chilean red as per usual, plus a few glasses for anyone who wants to come and join me. Smile Tuck in folks.

It's nice to be back.


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:27pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

but its been a long day and they some how got eaten before I got here.... Rest assured they were very nice Angelic

Nice to see you LR

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:28pm

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whipped cream and sprinkles, coming up! [In reply to] Can't Post

...and a little extra miruvor too. Wink

I hope you have fun plans for the weekend, Evey. Enjoy them, whatever they happen to be. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:28pm

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Welcome back, LR! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope you get that reading done-- and get back what you're missing! :)

Have a great weekend, Luthien Rising! :)

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 5:29pm

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thanks, Eventides - and you too! // [In reply to] Can't Post

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Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


RosieLass
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 5:29pm

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Working from home this morning. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm getting a little cranky because I can't get my chair and cushion and blankie comfy. Crazy

We have snow! That is to say, there is a sprinkle of white on the grass and on my car. But for the first snowfall in Denver on November 14, it's not very impressive. If the sun comes out, it'll melt before I get out of the house for lunch.

Welcome back to all the oldbies and alums and other miscellaneous Fiesta-ers! Pull up a drink and have a chair! (Er...)

I'll have my usual iced tea, please, Altaira!

I'm still plugging away at my NaNoWriMo "novel" but it's not very interesting and even I'm starting to get bored. Tongue

Have a great weekend, all!

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brains."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brains."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."


- A. A. Milne

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:30pm

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Perfect timing, Rosie [In reply to] Can't Post

...both for your arrival at TORn and for being one of the lucky ones for whom Fiesta really *is* happy hour. Laugh

Glad you found your way to us in time to enjoy all the Hobbit fun!!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:30pm

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Happy birthday [In reply to] Can't Post

to young Master Sil on his 12th birthday.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Enjoy your iPod!!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:31pm

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Hello SDC [In reply to] Can't Post

I have heard of this circumstance for workers and their families. I wish you well. At least gas has come down 2 whole dollars.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:32pm

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Thanks! :) (Actually, ...) [In reply to] Can't Post

... my plans certainly do involve some enjoyment; I'm going to see (yet another! :D ) band's live show. :)

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


(This post was edited by Eventides on Nov 14 2008, 5:33pm)


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:33pm

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Thanks Rosie:)\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:33pm

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Woo hoo! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy homecoming to us!

I need a good strong coffee today; I went to a high school play last night in a town (Brush) that's two hours from home, and got back way after midnight. I didn't know anyone in the play, or the town, or anything. Here's how it happened; my daughter lives in a nearby town, and has been having a bit of a lonely time adjusting to her new home. We spoke on the phone, and she said she was thinking of going to the school play, which was "Little Women". I thought it was great that she was finding something to do out there in the boonies, and besides, I loooove Little Women, so I decided to go see it with her, and Uncle Baggins came too. It was pretty good for a play at a very small high school. The script was straight out the book, so I found myself anticipating the lines (better than the actors sometimes) since I know the book so well. What fun! The sets were great: they had asked the local farming folks to borrow antiques from their houses, and people came up with all kinds of cool furniture and stuff.

Tomorrow my daughter and I are planning to participate in the National Day of Protest over California's Proposition 8. These are happening all over the country, in every state, at the same time (11:30 Mountain time for us). If anyone else is interested in participating, here's a link:

Join the impact

This was a grass-roots effort by two bloggers, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate. I debated whether to post here about it, and decided maybe I could get away with it on Fiesta Friday.

So I'll dig out my rainbow-colored stocking cap and join the parade. I just have to decide which town to go to, since there are more than one not too far from my home.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:35pm

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Thank you [In reply to] Can't Post

Sil and Alteira. I'll still be around. This family at least is portable. Wish I was moving to Wellington of course but I'm moving closer to Toronto.

Rum and cole? Haven't had one of those since the 80's. Maybe that's what's been missing Wink


Hengist
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Nov 14 2008, 5:35pm

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Hi there CC [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice to see you again - hope life is treating you well

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Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:35pm

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Cheshie!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

*flying tackle hug*

I'll have you know only an experienced Fiesta barkeep can do a flying tackle hug with an open bottle of Chilean red and two wine glasses in her hands and not spill a drop or crack a glass (no less harm the hugee). Laugh

Two wine glasses? But of course, I'm joining you, my dear! Smile



I hope all is well in the world of invisible cats. You really MUST stick around... we miss you!!!Smile


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SirDennisC
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Nov 14 2008, 5:37pm

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I sense a sudden turn for the fantastic!

As for my nanowrimo, still not a word though rl has not been conducive ya know?


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Nov 14 2008, 5:37pm

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Maybe you could write about a bored cranky-person? *runs away*

I hope the muse gets in gear and you enjoy the weekend. It's supposed to be a beautiful one. Smile

*hugs and iced tea*


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm

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Novel Writing Month is going well, I guess. I've finally hit a stride in my writing, but I need to write 10,000 words this weekend to get caught up, so I'll be looking for spare hours to write.

In the meantime, I'll have a beer, please. The weather is getting colder and my older sis is moving away to Chicago next weekend. She'll be the first member of my immediate family to live more than two hours away. It's going to be an adjustment.

Happy Friday, everyone! I've been waiting for this week to end. It sure took it's time. Cool



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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm

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I believe a celebration of this order calls for the finest Elvish wine:



Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm

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I remember that hat:).
Give 'em 'ell, i'll tell ya.
Say hi to uncle baggins from us also please.
Gad, i cannot remember the last time i went to a play

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm

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How's tricks? Where you living these days? I seem to be losing track of everyone!

Still playing at sword fights?! Wink

Life is bumbling along quite nicely thanks. Kids are getting bigger, work is getting harder, alcohol getting more frequent... you know the kinda thing. Laugh


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Eventides
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Nov 14 2008, 5:39pm

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It's great to see you back!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
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"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 5:40pm

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Sounds like you and little Dora had a fun time at the play. I have to admit, I'd have to look Brush up on a map, but it was nice of you to go there to support your daughter.

have a great weekend! Smile


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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:40pm

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I knew I woke up early today for a reason! And I noticed the member count, too; think we can have some sort of celebration at 3000? Cool

Fandom wise this has been a very, very productive week for me. I finished my first LOTR music video which was an absolute blast to create (it's up on the Fan Art board if you are interested), and I definitely plan on making more. I've also been writing fan fiction like mad- it is a never ending flow of ideas nowadays! I love it.

As for RL, everyone in this household is sick. I might have something, but it's not fully developed... hopefully it will stay that way.

A fire broke out up north and has already burned 100 or so homes :/ It's not near enough to be a cause of worry for myself, but if the winds shift our way I should be able to see the smoke.

Cheers! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:41pm

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You've been taking lessons of grammaboo for those tackles! Well done not spilling a drop though!!! Laugh

Lovely to see you petal and hope life is being kind. Sounds like there's lots going on around here. I should call in more often.

Thanks for the drinkeroo
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:41pm

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I had a dream with hundreds of large white eggs (almost more than a handful) in nests under trees and on the ground. Though most appeared to be fresh and edible, one hatched when I picked it up.

Thoughts?


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:41pm

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You are a 'regular' sib to me [In reply to] Can't Post

and have a great weekend (with hot cider too).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:42pm

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I'm sorry to hear that. When I was in my twenties, Uncle Baggins and I had to do something like that; though he was able to come home on the weekends. He was working about two hours away from home, and almost killed himself falling asleep at the wheel, and decided he couldn't commute, so he stayed at a dive motel during the week with other construction workers. It was pretty lonely for both of us, and also stressful because when he came home on weekends we had to get used to each other again. As much as you love somebody, that can still be a problem.

Anyway, wishing the best for you and your family.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Nov 14 2008, 5:42pm

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Wow, it does sound like you're making great progress. *pours tall, icey beer* Here's to hoping your stride keeps striding, lol!

Have a happy and productive weekend! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:42pm

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Opposite [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought it was only Tuesday today! And the word count is nil. You are doing great. Look forward to reading it some day.


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Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:43pm

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E!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to see you too. I have a busy evening planned with a school quiz night later then work in the morning followed by as little as humanly possible for the rest of the weekend! Yay.

Hope you have a good one too hun.
Smile


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:43pm

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*hugs* [In reply to] Can't Post

The best of luck on your job search.

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Nov 14 2008, 5:43pm

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Elvish wine, it is! [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyone up for a taste test: Dorwinian vs. Old Winyards?

By the time we're done, we won't care which one won, lol. Laugh

Have a fantastic weekend, Dreamdeer! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm

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Thank you Auntie / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm

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I thought I'd bring along a few treats to go with our drinks!

I can't wait to go through the posts and visit with wayward sibbies and hang out with the regulars... but I especially want to thank you, Altaira, for always taking such good care of us and being such a beacon for us. You're a joy... and we're so lucky to have you and all of our Admins/Founders here to keep this place lit up.

So may I have a cold Pink Lemonade so I can toast you and all of our sibs... old and new... and to celebrate TORn.

Praise you all! And have a GREAT WEEKEND!!




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Hengist
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Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm

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I'm up in [In reply to] Can't Post

the barbaric, dark, wild and windy northland (or Edinburgh as they call it round here Wink).

Not doing as much fencing as I would like - the dreaded work thing is getting in the way Frown

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm

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Welcome back! [In reply to] Can't Post

Stay a while and play! :)

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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm

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Hi Eventides, i hope you are very well. i have not been to fiesta much lately. Now do not forget the hot apple cider too you knowLaugh.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm

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Hehe. Laugh I'll have to get over to Fan Art and take a look at your video. It sounds like a fun undertaking, as well as all your writing.

Keep enjoying and keep healthy! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm

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Pleased to meet you [In reply to] Can't Post

and the moamrats are gayyyyyyyyy!


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm

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Hoots mon! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're up in sunny (!?) Edinburgh now eh? Lovely city but bloomin' freezing. I lived in St Andrews for a year and only went on the beach once!! Laugh

Hope you're enjoying it and that work is good.


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:47pm

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Boy, that stinks. I hope it's only a temporary situation.

We're discussing the BBC Lord of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:47pm

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Howdy CC:)\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:48pm

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I've wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo for a while, but I simply do not have the time with all the other things I want to do. I do love watching my friends going through the process, though.

Good luck with the catch-up!

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Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:48pm

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Hi everyone! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just wanted to pop in for a bit before going to a meeting. A gin & tonic would be great, barkeep!

We're discussing the BBC Lord of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:48pm

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Here's to a cold [In reply to] Can't Post

and not a hot. Youth is not wasted on this one tis sure!


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:49pm

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Heya Sil! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to see you! Laugh


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:49pm

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Ohhh... My daughter and son-in-law had to do that. [In reply to] Can't Post

Kind of reversed, though. She started a new job in Baltimore (leaving Michigan) and took their 2 kids with her as they got established whilst hubby had to stay behind and get the house sold and look for work in Baltimore online. It was about 6 months before he left and went out there to join them. It seems like a short time given what people are going through now... but it was forever to them.

BUT... I will tell you that they are 5 years later and happier than they've ever been. Both in their location and (especially) with each other. It was worth it in the long run... but getting there was nasty business.

You hang in there. It'll be okay :) Things happen for a reason...




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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:50pm

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Clear the way! gramma brought food! [In reply to] Can't Post

OMG, my mouth is watering.

*hugs* to you for such sweet words, gramma, and for being one of the best beacons TORn has. Smile

*pours super-large glass of pink lemonade* We'll need extra to quench our thirst from all the cake and cookies, lol!

Happy weekend, dear!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:50pm

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Quote
but I especially want to thank you, Altaira, for always taking such good care of us and being such a beacon for us. You're a joy... and we're so lucky to have you and all of our Admins/Founders here to keep this place lit up.



Agree completely, gramma! The mods here are fabulous! And yes, thank you Altaira for being so wonderful and so positive. You are wonderful.

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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:51pm

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Oh no, not more temptations! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've gained 20+ alreadyUnimpressedLaugh.
Hello gramma:).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:51pm

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very kind of you. You live in Michigan? I live near South Detroit!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:51pm

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Hi back, Idril! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice to see you pop in for Fiesta. Smile

*pours a G&T with our finest gin*

Happy meeting and even happier weekend!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:52pm

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Holy Geez Eh.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Ok, glad it's Friday.....I'll saddle up for a Guinness or two.....maybe even a glen livet or fidditch.....was at the Ottawa Wine and Food convention last weekend, which was great....so I may have to sample a few items from the TORN bar as well!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:52pm

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AlRight!! Happy Birthday to the man! [In reply to] Can't Post

WOW!!!



Give him this for me and tell him I hope that one day we can ALL sit down together with his DragonCon Buddy for some REAL Ice Cream!

I hope your shoulder is mending quickly. You never realize how much you use something until it's out of order.

Give the fam a hug for me... and you take care!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:52pm

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Nice, an old favourite. [In reply to] Can't Post

Enjoy the meeting and the weekend.!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:54pm

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Hey [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm moving up that way... we might have to hook up! A moot as it were.

Have a good one, eh?


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:54pm

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Hey Lady! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cripes it's great to see you! Don't worry about those threads over in RR. Even though the posts drop off the board, you KNOW they love to go back and revisit. Just post on the old thread and link it in a current thread and they'll eat it right up ;)

*hugs* It's great to have you here!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:55pm

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Pleased to meet you too SirD! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to hear about your problems with the job. Hope things settle down for you soon.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:55pm

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Doing better now! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

You really MUST come out and play more. We've got some new toys and are promised even more pretty soon!

I'm so happy to see you :D

CHEERS!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 5:56pm

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Happy Froday everyone! [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't really been away, but it's hard for me to get to Fiesta, as I'm usually buried in work on Friday. I'm making an effort today to wave at everyone old and new.
***waves!***

Chilly day here in Detroit, and kind of grey. Can you send a hobbit over here with some kind of flaming concoction?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



diedye
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 5:57pm

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*grumble grumble* The one day I can't hang around... [In reply to] Can't Post

... is the one day I should. *sigh*

*waves hello to old-timers*

Wow... look at all those wrinkles... aren't you glad the lighting in here is awful? Laugh Evil

Welcome to everyone and...

HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END! Smile



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For they are the ones who let in the light!




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:57pm

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Ah, a scotch drinker [In reply to] Can't Post

You, myself, entmaiden...there are precious few of us around any more. Of course, that just leaves more for us, lol!

A wine and food convention? Sounds like heaven to me! LaughLaugh

Enjoy the weekend, Donry!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:57pm

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Definitely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in Ottawa a couple times a year...and down in the Kingston area quite frequently! Have a good weekend eh!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:58pm

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Wheeee!! Howdy!! [In reply to] Can't Post

So you got here before me! YOU GO GIRL! I'm so glad to see you here my face is hurting from smiling so much!

*warm hug* I hope all is well with you and yours. It's great to have you about the place ;)

MORE HUGS




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:58pm

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Happy Birthday Young Master Sil!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:59pm

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Will do gramma:) [In reply to] Can't Post

Hugs all around , here and your way. Thanks!

Yes, perhaps one day:).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:59pm

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Newbie alert! Newbie alert! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ahhh... finally the weekend, eh? I hope you have a super one, Hengist :D

CHEERS!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:00pm

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Flaming balrog, coming up! [In reply to] Can't Post

*gets fire extinguisher ready* LaughCool Be careful what you wish for. Wink

Glad you made it to Fiesta, Fantasy Fan. So nice to see you here and be able to wish you a happy, enjoyable weekend. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:00pm

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Good on you! [In reply to] Can't Post

Protesting for love is always a good thing.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm

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uh oh... [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel a mini-moot coming on! There are a few of us here in the lower-mitten. I'm about 3 hours away from you.

I'll be back! :D




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm

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*hugs back*! [In reply to] Can't Post

That footer pic is gorgeous!

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm

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What a year, indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

And we have 4 more busy years ahead! Smile

I had never participated in a Fiesta thread. Are we supposed to do or say something in particular?

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm

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Nice of you to pop in, diedye [In reply to] Can't Post

Fiesta wouldn't be the same without your grumbles. That, and your piccies of Sean Bean. WinkHeart

Hope you can join us again later and hope your weekend is a good one. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm

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CC! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to see you!

I'd clink my glass with yours, but my flaming concoction and your red wine would probably explode.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm

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*raises mug* To TORnfolk, old and new! [In reply to] Can't Post

*looks into empty mug* Hm, could I please have some hot coffee to go, Altaira? And a drop or two of Bailey's will do just fine! Wink

Aren't these exciting times! I'll never forget GdT's first post, who else but a Hobbit fancier would start with a riddle! Smile

Happy Weekend, everyone, stay warm and dry!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm

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Waves North across the Detroit River [In reply to] Can't Post

Had no idea some were so close! Greetings from South Detroit. Have a good one and stay warm.


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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm

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gramma! [In reply to] Can't Post

Warm hugs back atcha! Laugh

Thanks for letting me know this was going on. I've been a bit out of touch - not helped by the fact our old 'puter died a death a few weeks ago taking all my email contacts with it!!! Unsure

It was lovely to get your email and it's nice to come back for a visit. Good to see lots of familiar faces here too.

Love you to bits g and hope life is treating you as well as you deserve.

HeartHeartHeart


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:03pm

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Yes, Compa - you're supposed to say: "I'm buying!" [In reply to] Can't Post

LaughWinkTongue
Luckily for you (and other newbies to Fiesta), virtual drinks don't cost very much. Laugh

So glad you made it to the party. Smile Here's to a fabulous four years, and then some!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm

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I'm so sorry to hear that! [In reply to] Can't Post

The last few years have been rough on so many people. Crazy

Here's hoping things turn around, and put your drinks on my tab today.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm

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so... that makes you a Newgulor? Or a Regbie? [In reply to] Can't Post

Or a Negulorbie?

I'll just say HOWDY and WOW... it's gotta be more than a year by now? Doesn't time fly when you're with insane people :D

Cheers Rosie... and thanks for the laugh :)




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm

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Ask for a virtual drink, [In reply to] Can't Post

kick back and tell us your stories.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm

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Exploding drinks!? [In reply to] Can't Post

That would be such a waste!!! Laugh

Lovely to see you again hun and hope life is treating you well.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm

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Welcome to Fiesta! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is just a thread that you relax, talk about whatever is on your mind, and/or simply ask our dear bartender for a drink! It's a nice atmosphere :)

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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm

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Hey Sir Dennis [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in Detroit too, but an eastsider. Small world, isn't it?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:05pm

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Thank Arwen's d:)\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:05pm

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*clink* Perfect toast, dernwyn [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, GDT's first post couldn't have been more perfect. Here's to many more over the coming years.

*pours extra shot of Baileys into hot coffee*

I hope you have a fun, enjoyable weekend! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm

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Happy 12th, master sil! [In reply to] Can't Post

I bet you're going to sound just like your dad now! Laugh

Best of wishes for getting back to work, sil. I know how much fun you have with the gals in the office there...Wink !


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm

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Hear, Hear! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm

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But does it have wings? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, Altaira.
And I see it takes four hobbits to carry. That's a plus in my books.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm

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Great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the prompt reponse everyone.

So the next round of drinks is on me! Apparently my Republic Credits are no good for buying hyperdrives in Tatooine, so I have change to spare. WinkTongue

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:07pm

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Hey, sil! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, I know; it's nice to see you. :) I'm glad your shoulder's on the mend, and I hope everything goes very well for you, sil!

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:07pm

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I can always [In reply to] Can't Post

appreciate a nice scotch. Don't know many brands.....but my father-in-law gives me a bottle of glen fidditch every year for Xmas.
I've been attending the Ottawa Wine and Food for over a decade now. Started as attending as a student when in University in Ottawa, and have been going back every year since. Its just brilliant. The women get dressed up in gorgeous dresses, the men are in shirts and ties (mostly anyway, its become a little less 'formal' over the years) and its shoulder-to-shoulder booze from around the world and samples of food. This years theme was California wine. Past years have include Portugal, Italy, France......
We tend to go in a group and split up, men go one way and the women go another. The men tend to go off sampling beers, scotch and whiskey. The women tend to go off sampling wine, liquers, and food. Occassionally we meet up in the crowded place some where, share hints on the better exhibits, great a bit of fresh air (smoke breaks for some) and then go our separate ways until the hall closes and boots us all out onto the streets of downtown Ottawa. It's then off to a bar (the Wine and Food is done at 9:00 pm) down town to see if we can consume any more booze and food, then off to some ones home or hotel to end the evening. Normally we're at the convention early in the day (this year we were inside just after noon), so by the end of the evening none of us are feeling any pain. It is one of my favourite days of the year, and we all have a blast.

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:08pm

Post #112 of 308 (1039 views)
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Can't complain much [In reply to] Can't Post

Kiddies are growing up, I still have a job, and the drinks here are still free. How 'bout you?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:09pm

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Wonderful day to Lil' Sil! [In reply to] Can't Post

12 is an awesome age! Tell him to live in the moment and enjoy life to the fullest!

Hope you get well soon, Sil. Cheers, TORnbro!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:10pm

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Tee hee [In reply to] Can't Post

Not actually in Detroit -- South Detroit is what we call our neck of the woods here in Canada: The only part of Canada that is actually south from the US. I'll be here for a couple more weeks then it off to greener pastures.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:10pm

Post #115 of 308 (1168 views)
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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

I think you just summed up my life!! Laugh

I'm fine thanks. Still working, still mumming, still drinking...

Crazy


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:11pm

Post #116 of 308 (1183 views)
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Close enough [In reply to] Can't Post

Detroit's really just a suburb of Windsor anyway, isn't it? Our former mayor thought so...

Seriously though, I do hope you find work and are able to reuinite the family soon. Are you having to go far?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:12pm

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In that case [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have gin and tonic... that rum and coke went down a might quick I'm afraid.

Oh and thank you my friend. It sounds like you are doing great with your writing. I'm impressed to say the least. Smile


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Nov 14 2008, 6:16pm)


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:13pm

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Happy Birthday to Sil II [In reply to] Can't Post

Where's gramma with the cake and ice cream? Can you here us all singing "Happy Birthday" over here? We are...


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:15pm

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Yesh [In reply to] Can't Post

about 6 hours away. Too far for a weekly commute. Still, I love the country where I'm off to (around Ottawa/Kingston) so that will be nice. I will miss my wife and children though. And the cat, I guess.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:15pm

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The more things change, [In reply to] Can't Post

the more we wish we were young again.

No, wait, that's not how it goes.

Life is like a pile of leaves....

No, that's not it either.

Possibly too much Flaming Balrog has been taken. I'm glad to hear life's not throwing you too many curves.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 6:15pm

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Cheers dernwyn! Have a great weekend :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:18pm

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How very [In reply to] Can't Post

thoughtful of you... hugs right back.

Hey do you want a drink? Arwen's Daughter is buying...


Reera the Red
Rivendell


Nov 14 2008, 6:20pm

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Just dropped in to say hello. [In reply to] Can't Post

Greetings, all. I don't get over here very often any more, though I do look in on the RR now and then. My life is going on much the same as usual, managing my websites, hanging out in various online communities, and looking after my cats. Recently the latter task has been expanded to include the newest members of the family, a litter of eight born to a very pregnant stray I took in. Never a dull moment.

"People accuse me of being cross, and crabbed, and unsociable, and they are quite right." --Red Reera, the Yookoohoo


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm

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How [In reply to] Can't Post

is the FM? This cold weather can't be helping much. I suppose you've tried homeopathy and Chinese Herbal Medicine?


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm

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And... [In reply to] Can't Post

...is there a job waiting for you, there?

Keep up your Hobbitry in heart, sirD! You never know where this path will lead!


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm

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I had a dream with hundreds of large white eggs (almost more than a handful) in nests under trees and on the ground. Though most appeared to be fresh and edible, one hatched when I picked it up.

Thoughts?



How wonderful! How do you feel about eggs? I have a friend who gets violently ill from them, but for me they have positive connotations. If this were my dream, I'd see all of these eggs, laid out within easy reach, as emblems of future hope. When one hatches right in my hand, I could see that as a sight that the good times are already starting to roll! If I had waking-life worries about the future, this would greatly reassure me. If I desired children, such a dream might assure me of the fertile possibilities and that now would be the right time. If I did not desire children, this dream might caution me to take precautions. The fact that I interpret most of the eggs as fresh and edible might also mean nourishment, security, seeing everything taken care of.

A most auspicious dream, in my opinion! Unless, of course, eggs mean something different for you.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm

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Probably should pop in for Homecoming [In reply to] Can't Post

I log in rarely these days and don't post much, but rest assured I'm watching the boards every moment of every day! So no goofing off, you whippersnappers!

No really, I am watching you. All of you. Creepy, eh? A little like a certain little evil overlord, huh? I've written a little desktop widget that alerts me whenever a new thread is posted on Torn (or whenever Guillermo posts, or new posts occur in interesting threads, for that matter).

I've probably just passed my 5-year anniversary recently, so maybe I ought to polish that up as a mathom to y'all.

Anyway, make mine a Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss, please!

Great day to y'all!

Notta

And yes, I'm watching all your replies - *sneaks away*


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Nov 14 2008, 6:22pm

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I'm sorry [In reply to] Can't Post

to hear that and hope this separation is only temporary. And the best of luck with your search for a new job! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:23pm

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Fine, thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm spending way too much time in Middle-earth nowadays, and it certainly won't be less when the Mines of Moria expansion is released on Tuesday. Smile I'm in a kinship (LOTRO lingo for "guild") led by a character called Aelric, funnily enough.

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Altaira
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Nov 14 2008, 6:25pm

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Welcome back, Reera! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a great treat to see you here! And what cute, CUTE kittens. Eight of them?! Lol, I bet it's never a dull moment. LaughSmile

It's nice to hear life is treating you well and that you still visit the RR from time to time. We miss you and hope you stop by more often!

*hugs and cheers* dear!! Smile


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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Nov 14 2008, 6:26pm

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A very happy birthday to master Sil! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Foe
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:26pm

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A round of Champagne! 10 year Anniversary AND Homecoming! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry I'm late! It's good to be back!

Yes, today is my 10(!) Year Wedding Anniversary and what fine folk to spend it with! Welcome Back Everyone!

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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm

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*gazes longingly at treats* Wow... [In reply to] Can't Post

... those look amazing! Now look what you've done, gramma-- you've gone and got me hungry. :) :) :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself, g.-- *hugs* to you! :)

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm

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Happy Fiesta! [In reply to] Can't Post

Howdy and happy weekend to all, new and ol...er, not-so-new TORnfolks!

Here's to those who are a bit under the weather for whatever reason (Sil, Clan Laire, Mr. and Mrs. SirD). Hope things get better soon! Smile

I'll have a cup of sugar with a little tea, thank you.

Cheers, friends!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm

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I'm off out for the evening... [In reply to] Can't Post

school quiz night Smile

But I'll be back later to check in on you all.

Have a happy Fiesta folks.

And can I just say... DEL TORO HAS BEEN ON THE FORUM!!!??? HOW COOL IS THAT! Cool

*ahem*
Catchya later.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm

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Foe! [In reply to] Can't Post

You need to pop in more often. Laugh Congratulations on your ten year anniversary!

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My art site
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Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 6:30pm

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Happy Aloha Friday [In reply to] Can't Post

I found out through the grape vine about this Shindig today. I have been out of the loop here since the Summer. First the Olympics got my attention, then the Democratic Convention.. After that, I have been volunteering for the Obama Campaign nearly 7 days a week.

It was Hawaii's job to call Nevada. After thousands of calls day after day by lots of volunteers though in the early days I was often the only one there the solidly red state of Nevada went blue on election night!

I was at the official DNC Party in Honolulu at the Pearl Ultra Lounge at Ala Moan Center. I was so stunned when I first heard the announcement... it was crowded and loud and I couldn't believe what I heard... I didn't trust it... it was too early in the night... the last two elections were too painfully lost... then it sunk in... I exploded with excitement, screaming, crying, hugging, crying, screaming. crying.

When Nevada went blue, there was almost as much excitement in the room, half of which was filled with those of us volunteers making those endless calls. I left exhausted around 8pm before they announced the Hawaii results.

I did manage to squeeze in time here and there with my Tolkien group. two birthday parties. Bilbo & Frodo's birthday... and of course Halloween. We dress up in costume and walk the length of Waikiki. This has become an annual city tradition. All the tourists take pictures. We did a Harry Potter theme this year. About a dozen or so of us I was Luna Lovegood, lion hat and all. We're in photo albums around the world cuz we have been doing this a while. Sometimes we do Lord of the Rings theme... of mixed HP / LotR. We have a member who is really good with costumes. Our robes are all superbly done. We look good!


I have not spent time with my Grand daughter for weeks and I am over due.

Anyway I am glad I heard about this party. I have never been to a Fiesta that didn't close.

I may come back with some picts!

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY TO EVERYONE!


DoN

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Nienna: those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." Valaquenta


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:31pm

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Welcome, Notta! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're very missed around here, but glad to hear you're, erm, watching. Laugh

I think a 5-year mathom is definitely called for, whatever it may be.

Speaking of things that are called for (to celebrate your return):



Looks yummy! *grabs another bottle and a glass*

*clink!*

Cheers, Notta! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Foe
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:31pm

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Thanks for the reminder! [In reply to] Can't Post

I owe you a return email!

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stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:32pm

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Hello Reera [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, what a crew of kittens! Never a dull moment, for sure. People who take in strays earn many extra points, in my book. Wink

I want to tell you how much we enjoy your screencap library, and we certainly appreciate your work in keeping it up. Thanks a million!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:34pm

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How very cool, Foe! Congrats!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's to a wonderful celebration for you and Mrs. Foe!

*pops cork*

Here's to 10 wonderful years, and to welcoming you back to Fiesta! LaughSmileCool




Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:35pm

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Happy anniversary! [In reply to] Can't Post

And hi :)
:hugs:

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:36pm

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Heee! Hey there stormcrow [In reply to] Can't Post

Sugar with a little tea? *snicker* A bit of a sweet tooth today? If that's the case, you *must* check out the goodies gramma brought, as well as all the celabratory goodies the Elves and Hobbits made for the occasion. Wink


Here's to a wonderful weekend for you and yours!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:38pm

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Not exactly. [In reply to] Can't Post

But the kinds of jobs I'm qualified for are in greater supply there. I'm still open to the Bard audition of courseWink


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:38pm

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Welcome back to Fiesta, DoN! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ooooh, yes, we'd love to see some pics. Hope you have more TORn time soon!

Happy weekend, dear! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:39pm

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Danke meine Dame / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:40pm

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Oh happy day! [In reply to] Can't Post

12 is such a wonderful age! May mini-sil be blessed!


stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:41pm

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I think... [In reply to] Can't Post

...all of my teeth are sweet, heheh. Gramma can always be counted on for goodies, yum! And I'd love to see what kind of sweets a hobbit can come up with.....

Thanks, and same to you, Altaira!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 6:41pm

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is the FM? This cold weather can't be helping much. I suppose you've tried homeopathy and Chinese Herbal Medicine?



How kind of you to ask! My pain-levels have actually come down close to baseline, so I'm feeling almost coltish! Here in the desert we're supposed to hit the low 80's today, temperature-wise (farenheit.) As for remedies, the best herbals I've found for me are ginger and chia seed.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:42pm

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Ta ta, Cheshy [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad to hear you'll be back! Yay!

If you'd like to check out Guillermo's posts and the many responses and discussions around them:

- click on the "Who's Online" ring at the top of the page
- click on the "Member Directory" link
- go to the link for users who's names start with "G"
- find "Guillermo" and click on his name to go to his profile
- click on "Show User's Posts" at the bottom of his profile
- Enjoy! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:42pm

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What is [In reply to] Can't Post

1420 precious? Hey I've seen you around! Nice to see you again.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:42pm

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Along the lines of what I was going to say... [In reply to] Can't Post

.. only you said it much better, Ainu!


Welcome to Fiesta, Compa Mighty! :)

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:46pm

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Welcome back, Reera! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice to see you. Hope all of your projects go very well, and hope you have a great weekend! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:49pm

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Nice to see you, NS! [In reply to] Can't Post

And that's actually really cool about the widget. :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:50pm

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1420 is... [In reply to] Can't Post

the best ale in all of the Shire!

Hi, nice to meet you.

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:52pm

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Wow! A big Welcome Back, and many Congratulations!! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's great to see you, Foe, and that's wonderful about your anniversary!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:52pm

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Thank you Dr. Dreamy [In reply to] Can't Post

I love love love eggses.

This sounds very positive. Hallelujah!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:54pm

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Ah [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for clearing that up... I've heard of 420 and was thinking 1420 might be hemp beer. I've had hemp beer before but all it did was give me the munchies.

Nice to meet you too. Who's that in your avatar? (Man I'm nosy today!)


Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:59pm

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It's... [In reply to] Can't Post

Mr. F. G. Superman!

"This man is no ordinary man. This is Mr. F. G. Superman. To all appearances, he looks like any other law-abiding citizen. But Mr F. G. Superman has a secret identity...when trouble strikes at any time...at any place...he is ready to become... Bicycle Repair Man!"

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 7:00pm

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One good thing [In reply to] Can't Post

about my current locale is a Doctor schooled in China... he diagnoses you by feeling your pulse and then sells you the herbal preparations that will help with his diagnosis. He is the kind of doctor that believes as long as you are healthy, you pay. If you get sick the treatment is free (as long as you've been following his prescribed regimen). This way the incentive is on him to keep you healthy rather than profiting from your illness.

That's awesome that you live in the desert. Somewhere near Sedona I bet!


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 7:06pm

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a.s.
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 7:07pm

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sneaks in for quick cup of coffee [In reply to] Can't Post

cream, no sugar.

Welcome to all newbies, oldbies, and lurkers of all kinds (well, nice kinds...I'm sure we only have nice kinds anyway!!)

Not supposed to be here, I'm at work, but I didn't want to miss the special Fiesta!

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you feel about smilies) I don't have access to my smilie collection at work. A heart will have to do!

Heart

a.s.

"an seileachan"

"If any one had begun to rehearse a History, say not I know it well; and if he relate it not right and fully, shake not thine head, twinkle not thine eyes, and snigger not thereat; much less maist thou say, 'It is not so; you deceive yourself.'"

From: Youth's Behaviour, or, Decency in Conversation amongst Men, composed in French by Grave Persons, for the use and benefit of their Youth. The tenth impression. London, 1672


Call Her Emily


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 7:09pm

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my right-wing-gun-nut nephew moved there in 1999 when he thought Denver was going to go up in flames due to Y2K. He's since moved back closer to civilization.

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 7:10pm

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Glad you managed to sneak in. Smile

*quietly pours a cup of hot coffee and adds cream*

A heart will do just fine, I think. Here's hoping you have a great weekend, my friend. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 7:12pm

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you are such a sweetheart a.s. Good for you sticking it to the Man for a moment. Good to see you and great weekend!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 7:12pm

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**Puts out Self Serve sign* Must run, but the party goes on! Happy weekend, everyone! // [In reply to] Can't Post

CoolHeartSmile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 7:15pm

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Aloha Gamma! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the treats.

It's a cold, rainy, windy, foggy day today in Hawaii. I'm taying home, snuggling up with my book that I tild you about. I was planning on going on that 'Post-card' trip but, I'll wait till a clearer day.

A Fiesta that never ends... what fun! Good to see ya!

DoN
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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 7:26pm

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Ahh - well done! [In reply to] Can't Post

That was cool AND refreshing!

Thanks -

Notta


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 7:27pm

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leo
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 7:28pm

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Well I'll just get my own Heineken from behind the bar... [In reply to] Can't Post

... *mumbles something about certainly not tipping anyone tonight*

I am so excited! The journal should be on its way here, and I can't wait to get my mittens on it!


lumpkin
The Shire


Nov 14 2008, 7:36pm

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Well, since you're throwing such a fine gathering [In reply to] Can't Post

in such a respectable establishment....
with such amiable company...
and refreshing potables...
and especially since I received such a nice invitation (thanks gramma)

I guess it would be rude if I didn't sidle up to the bar for a minute to say hello to friends old and new. Howdy Altaira--lovely to see you--I'll have a magratita please! (rats, in the time it took me to get this written, you've left. ;o) I'll just have to salt the rim myself then.

I've become a sporadic lurker, rarely if not never, poster --I wish I could be more involved but that's what new parenthood does to a person. In fact, little lumpkin (baby lumpkin no longer) is filling up the corners after second breakfast right now.

Now, if somebody would just start throwing pies, that would push the nostalgia to an extreme.

Cheers friends--and thanks for the excuse to drop by again!

Oh, and because gramma requested it....here's the wee lad...



(This post was edited by lumpkin on Nov 14 2008, 7:37pm)


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 7:52pm

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aw fer cute! [In reply to] Can't Post

nice to see you about - and the little one too -


Dwight Schrute: ID badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at sixty pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 7:53pm

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Congrats [In reply to] Can't Post

to you and the missus!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:02pm

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You Are!?!? [In reply to] Can't Post

OMG! I'm SO ENVIOUS!!! I can't WAIT to retire! I'm at the least 6 years away... probably as many as 10. I love my job, but it's really putting a crimp in my fun.

Cheers Dear Lady! Have a great weekend!




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:03pm

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Cheers Eventides! have a wonderful weekend! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:07pm

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S-S-Snow! *cringes under covers* I love looking at it when it's outside and I'm warm inside... and the exercise of shoveling is good... but I don't like being cold.

You have a wonderful weekend, Rosie... and STAY WARM!




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:08pm

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sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:13pm

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Here's to you and Celebrain! May you have health, joy, and prosperity. :) Thanks for sharing your day with us. It's so great to see you!!!!


*another warm hug to both of you*




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 14 2008, 8:15pm

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Hur r laget? (eller er det lget? svensken min er helt klart veldig passiv)


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 8:16pm

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Hmmm I may as well go all out and have whipped cream and marshmallows with that!

I'm home alone this Friday night and a little bored. Was going to do some drawing but I've injured my wrist and can't hold my pencil. Frown

Oh well, it's an excuse to be lazy I guess!

Am kitten-sitting Millie, my brother's kit tomorrow, which should be fun! Happy weekend all!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 14 2008, 8:19pm

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Nice to see you and mini lumpkin :-)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 8:25pm

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mmmmm and aw [In reply to] Can't Post

That's so sweet 8) (both the choco drink and the cat-sitting). Enjoy your time alone... would love to keep you company but I'm off now.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 8:30pm

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Abandoned by three men in one evening! Neil, you, and even my Dad had plans! Grrr!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 14 2008, 9:08pm

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Hey, all! [In reply to] Can't Post

I almost forgot to stop by...thanks for the e-mail note about today's festivities, gramma.

Cheers to friends, old and new. I'll mix up a dirty martini for the occasion.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 9:08pm

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In a personality crisis at the moment, Newgulor, Regbie, Negulorbie, what am I Crazy....

Well at least a TORn-sib, and enjoying it big time.

Thanks Gramma, and a big hugh for you, just for being here.


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 14 2008, 9:13pm

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I'll see your cute baby... [In reply to] Can't Post

and raise you!

Baby lumpkin is so Mr. Lumpkin! At least right now...these things do change, it seems. One day, bambino is Scout, the next, he's Mr. Scout!

I think he's more the mister here:



Cheers, girl.


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:16pm

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Hi this is master sil from behind the screen of my old mans computer [In reply to] Can't Post

WHOO-HOO i cant believe it is my 12th birthday 2-dayCool! hi Sue and everyone, hope u all are having a good time! "it stinks having homework on a b-day."Tongue
i wood like to thank every one 4 wishing me a happy birthday so "thank U!"Wink

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:17pm

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I hope you didn't show up empty handed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Where's that littl'un? Smile



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Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:19pm

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Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:20pm

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And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


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Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:26pm

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I was wondering what happened to you!



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:28pm

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Old man is it? [In reply to] Can't Post

LaughI am still the king of the raft and i can woop you on a run (for now, but maybe not for longUnimpressed).

I too thank everyone for my son's birthday wishes.
Cheers!

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:31pm

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Thanks brother. [In reply to] Can't Post

Have a fine weekend:). It will be pretty wet here.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 9:34pm

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They actually expect me to WORK at my new job.... [In reply to] Can't Post

But rest assured, I'm around!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:37pm

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Gramma is up above [In reply to] Can't Post

with something righteous.

I also think your footer is righteous. Very fine indeed:).

We will sing H B to lil sil at a diner tonight. CHEERS!

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:39pm

Post #196 of 308 (893 views)
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Thanks and CHEERS to you Pl:)\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:40pm

Post #197 of 308 (1069 views)
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Thanks brother:)\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










a.s.
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:51pm

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meseems thou art a parfit gentil knight, forsooth! [In reply to] Can't Post

**blushes**

Thanks, though.



a.s.

"an seileachan"

"If any one had begun to rehearse a History, say not I know it well; and if he relate it not right and fully, shake not thine head, twinkle not thine eyes, and snigger not thereat; much less maist thou say, 'It is not so; you deceive yourself.'"

From: Youth's Behaviour, or, Decency in Conversation amongst Men, composed in French by Grave Persons, for the use and benefit of their Youth. The tenth impression. London, 1672


Call Her Emily


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 9:56pm

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Hey, there, young'un! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, fortunately you've got the weekend to do the homework - go off and party tonight! Smile

Just think, this is your last year before you become a *gasp* teenager! Shocked


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 10:06pm

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Can I have one? [In reply to] Can't Post

*gives them all virtual head scritchies and lots of pettings*

Great to see you again, Reera!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 10:08pm

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Happy Anniversary! [In reply to] Can't Post

And nice to see you again - pop in more often!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 10:09pm

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Psst...Gramma... you might be interested... [In reply to] Can't Post

there is a Public service being held at Punchbowl Cemetery this afternoon for Barack's grandmother for the people of Hawaii to pay Tribute.
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20081113/NEWS01/811130371/1001/localnewsfront

DoN
Heart




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Nienna: those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." Valaquenta


Reera the Red
Rivendell


Nov 15 2008, 12:16am

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Come and get it. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a long drive from your part of the world (I'm in the Dallas area), but I've still got two girls and a boy who need homes. (I'm keeping two, one was adopted today, and two others are being picked up tomorrow.)

I hate letting them go, but I've got such a large household already that I just couldn't take on another eight.

"People accuse me of being cross, and crabbed, and unsociable, and they are quite right." --Red Reera, the Yookoohoo


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 12:54am

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Retiring? Now, I'll drink to that! Cheers. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 12:59am

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Thanks for the drink! Yeah, I'm new too. Comparatively speaking. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:02am

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I'm still me. Those 'name-changers' confuse me. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:05am

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I will find out the end of the month if my job has been axed. Exciting economy indeed. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


weaver
Half-elven

Nov 15 2008, 1:07am

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ah, a fine homecoming party! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wandering in late, but so happy to see some long ago and far away names here again.

Hope to see you wayfarers more often!

My husband's baking tonight -- so I'll just leave this virtual nice plate of white chocolate brownies here for all of you to nibble on.

Cheers and best wishes to all...!

Weaver



Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:10am

Post #209 of 308 (929 views)
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I'll take a glass - as long as it is red wine and not Chilean red pepper sauce. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:12am

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Cheers! And thanks for the head's up re: tomorrow's plan. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:14am

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*Gathering crumbs* Um, thanks for the treats. I'm sure they were delicious. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:17am

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G & T. My fave. I'm off work, guess I'll join you. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:19am

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I pour all the left-over drinks into one exciting concoction. You are welcome to some. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 1:20am

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Ok, I'm back... [In reply to] Can't Post

Missed quite the day.....I'll have to pour myself a wee pint o Guinness......anyone around? Anything fun going on? Bueller...Bueller...Bueller....

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:20am

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*waving back* Yay, FF! Now get back to work you slacker. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:22am

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I say we put all lights on dimmers. Agree? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:25am

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Yes! Throw money - and help clean up after Fiesta. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll get the floors if you get the bathrooms.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:27am

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Cheers dernwyn! Thanks for leaving a couple drops for me. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:29am

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OMG They look just like my cat - except, they are kittens, and mine is, well, a cat. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:30am

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That is actually comforting in some strange way. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 1:31am

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some would [In reply to] Can't Post

say that is similar to a Guinness.....

I'm not one though! I made a drink like that when I took my bartennders course......the young lady who had to drink it wasn't sure what to think....

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:32am

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You aren't really late. Others just arrived previously. I'm not even here yet. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:33am

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I guess you'll need a spoon with that? My sugar must have chocolate with it. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Penthe
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:35am

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Hey Lu [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to see you. I was just wondering the other day how you're going. Well, I hope.

Life or books?

www.lifeorbooks.blogspot.com


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:36am

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I praise you with great praise. You deserve a big drink and hug and a puppy. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Anorien
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:37am

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Hello! [In reply to] Can't Post

Haven't been around Fiesta Friday much, but from the general looks of things, seems like lots of fun. Since I joined in May, never been to the Homecoming Fiesta Friday either. So ta da!

Yay, TGIF. *closes eyes and falls over*


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:37am

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We won't snitch you out. Glad you could sneak in for a quick drink. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:40am

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I was going to throw a pie but that pic is just too cute!! Awww. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:42am

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*Clinks glass* Guess we have to continue the party way down here at the bottom. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:43am

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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

Was back to work hours ago, finished work, had a doctor's appointment, drove kids home from school, made and ate dinner, and ran a girl scout meeting today after Fiesta Friday. Now I'm about ready to collapse!

How 'ya been doing?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:43am

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Yum! Just what we need - sugar! Fiesta is hard work. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 1:44am

Post #232 of 308 (1020 views)
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A school play! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those are always fun - and you can see how much enjoyment it gives the students who are involved!

I miss doing things like that with my youngest, now that she's away at college...

Enjoy the rally! The nice gay couple who live in our downtown area and who have done so much for our community for many years were finally able to get married this week, and they've been showered with well-wishes.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:45am

Post #233 of 308 (943 views)
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*Pours cold water and hands over a drink* Welcome- better late than never! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:49am

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Hope the birthday singing went well [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you let the byrding pick the birthday dinner? That's how we always do it at our house. When I was a kid, I'd ask for chinese food, since none of my sibs liked it, and we didn't have it very often.

The footer speaks of hope, which to me is the most personally powerful theme Tolkien wrote. I am too often a pessimist by nature, and to hold on to hope is sometimes difficult. Tolkien's story of hope unquenchable, and endurance without hope, has been my personal touchstone many times in my life.

Your footer, on the other hand, is a glorious celebration.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:51am

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You're welcome [In reply to] Can't Post

Turning twelve is a milestone, and I'm glad you're enjoying the moment. Have a wonderful year.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:51am

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I am honored to be here among such excellent and admirable folks. [In reply to] Can't Post

This community has helped me through some hard and lonely times. I appreciate you all very much. I have been sipping drinks all the way down the board so will grab a cup of tea and see who else shows up.

Cheers all.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 1:53am

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Gingerbread cookies! [In reply to] Can't Post

*munch, munch* I missed these earlier, they make a great late-night snack, glad there were some left over! Thanks, gramma, and enjoy the weekend!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 1:57am

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I wish I could! [In reply to] Can't Post

How many cats/kittens do you have at present? Last I knew, there were enough to completely cover a bed!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 3:44am

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Happy birthday to the Mickster! [In reply to] Can't Post

12 years old already? Wasn't he just 10? I can't keep up.

My niece's 25th birthday was Monday - we are celebrating big-time tomorrow, the more so since we won't get to be with her on her birthday until she turns 28 (chokes back a sob) - she's off to Morocco soon for her Peace Corps stint.


Dwight Schrute: ID badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at sixty pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 3:46am

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oh no! [In reply to] Can't Post

that's awful. I hope you find a great job very soon!


Dwight Schrute: ID badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at sixty pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Reera the Red
Rivendell


Nov 15 2008, 3:58am

Post #241 of 308 (815 views)
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Many, many, many. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have 22 adults at present, plus the kits.

"People accuse me of being cross, and crabbed, and unsociable, and they are quite right." --Red Reera, the Yookoohoo


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 4:08am

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Welcome back, lumpkin! [In reply to] Can't Post

And also: Awwwwww! Thanks for the picture of the little guy. He's so cute we'll have to forgive him for keeping you so busy you've no time for us. :-) Say hello to Mr. Lumpkin too, won't you?

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


lumpkin
The Shire


Nov 15 2008, 4:42am

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We'd at least better call it a draw [In reply to] Can't Post

He's got quite the smile--and a worthy competitor for the most "Awwwww's". not that either of us is unbiased.I think lil Scout he's got more hair already than my guy! Thanks for the post and the pic!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 12:39pm

Post #244 of 308 (946 views)
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Argh - I don't think it's still Friday anywhere now! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah well, still alive, and still forgetful - cheers and a big wave to all who beat me to the Fiesta, who might remember me!!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:24pm

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The gift of our time [In reply to] Can't Post

is often the hardest thing to find, but the most precious... isn't it :) I know your daughter SO appreciates not only your going there, but she also appreciates how far a drive it was, the hour, and the "time". She's so lucky to have you.

Enjoy your weekend!!!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 15 2008, 2:26pm

Post #246 of 308 (845 views)
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Hiya! [In reply to] Can't Post

How's things GH?

Smile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:43pm

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ohhh... thank you :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:44pm

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Howdy Id! Have a GREAT weekend :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:47pm

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Awww... good for you :D [In reply to] Can't Post

What a great family! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, RR :D




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:50pm

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Geezo Peezo, yeah! Have a great weekend :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:53pm

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Write, baby, write! Right!? ;) Have a great one! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:56pm

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There's gunfire all around me today [In reply to] Can't Post

It's Saturday morning and the deer-hunting season has officially opened as of daybreak. I already have a bullet-hole through my front bedroom window from a past season. I think it's a good day to stay inside... away from the windows... with my flack-jacket on ;)

Gloomy day fersher, but a great excuse to stay warm and watch some flicks!

Have a GREAT weekend, FF :D




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:58pm

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Incoming Mathom? Fifth!? [In reply to] Can't Post

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWWWW! I can't wait :D I hope you have a great weekend... *peers over shoulder*

CHEERS!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:00pm

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Cheers stormcrow! Have a GREAT weekend! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:02pm

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Action Packed! Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

You HAVE had your plate full! BUT WHAT A RIDE! I'd love to see a pic of you as Luna :D I was a Nazgul... I mean, Nazgirl for Halloween ;)

I hope things settle down before the holidays set in. Congrats on all of your accomplishments, Dear Lady :D

*warm hug*




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:05pm

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Did I hear some grumbling? Oh! Hi diedye :D [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah... I keep tripping over my wrinkles, but they're starting to form into a loverly map of Frodo/Sam's journey through Middle-earth. I wish they'd gone a straighter route. And stayed put more. *sigh*

HUGS LADY!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:08pm

Post #257 of 308 (831 views)
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First Fiesta? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah. You have to do the dishes :D

Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND Compa! I'm so glad you made it!




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:10pm

Post #258 of 308 (919 views)
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Whaaaaaa, whaaaaaa, whaaaa... [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh... you said "wine" didn't you? Nevermind ;)

Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!!! :D




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:13pm

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Zinc! Take Zinc! [In reply to] Can't Post

I swear by it to ward off the sickies of the season! Zicam works the best for me since the straight zinc pills mess up my tummy.

Be Careful about those fires! They're popping up all over the place.

I keep forgetting to get over to ART. I've GOTTA GET THERE! I can't watch your video until Monday when I get to a computer that can handle it... but early Congrats! Good for you!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear :D




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:14pm

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Hearts work just fine :D Have a great weekend Lady! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:20pm

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I have an idea [In reply to] Can't Post


not to let you drink alone :)

Happy Journal Hunting! I hope it gets there soon.... CHEERS leo!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:27pm

Post #262 of 308 (826 views)
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*squeeeeeee* OMG! Lookit him!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't stop SMILING! He's Awesome!!!!



I don't have the heart to throw it, but let's have some pie!



and an ice cream for your Princeling.

Cripes, I'm so glad to see you! Thanks so much for the pic and the visit and the wonderfulness of yourself! *warm hug* You'll ALWAYS be a sibbie, lumpkin. No escape now ;)




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:29pm

Post #263 of 308 (957 views)
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Ow! I'm sorry about your wrist! [In reply to] Can't Post

Darn... it does make it hard to type, draw and ... do dishes? Darn. Sorry about THAT disappointment ;)

I hope you mend very fast!

Cheers :D




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:31pm

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*flying tackle hug* There you are!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now the party's complete :D

Pace yourself at work, give your men-folk a hug for me, and *warmest hug* for you!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear! It's so great to see you!




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:34pm

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Bwahahaha!!! OMG! Princelings everywhere! [In reply to] Can't Post

What an AWESOME PIC!!! *still laughing!*




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:39pm

Post #266 of 308 (741 views)
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Yummmmmm! Brownies!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll take them white, brown, or burned (like mine usually are ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, weaver! Pass it on to MrWeaver for me!

HUGS!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:40pm

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which is way coool because we get all the leftover cookies and pretzels!

Have a wonderful weekend, Donry!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:43pm

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I couldn't find a glass big enough, though. It's GREAT to have you join us! Happy Weekend, Anorien!! CHEERS :)




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:46pm

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I'd love to sit and have tea with you... and some warm blueberry muffins :D

I so agree with you. This place has been a Godsend so many times. *hug*

I hope you have an awesome weekend!!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:48pm

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How could you EVER be forgotten!? *flying tackle-hug* Once a sibbies always a sibbie! It's so great to see you!! :D

Have a wonderful weekend!!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:50pm

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No crumbs for you! [In reply to] Can't Post

*whispers* I'm sitting down in your corner with some treats ;)

See you there!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 4:48pm

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It was awkward enough [In reply to] Can't Post

Trying to make my dinner with one functioning hand, so I most definitely gave the dishes a miss! It's nice having an excuse to not do any chores! Tongue Hmmm this painful wrist may take a while to heal....


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:07pm

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Shhhh ok. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:09pm

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As long as there are no cigarette butts in there, how bad could it be? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:11pm

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Loving what life brings - I have a nice mix of work, play and relaxation. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:14pm

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*Pats gramma's knee and offers a nice sliced pear to share* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:15pm

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Cheers and thanks for keeping the party going! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 15 2008, 6:03pm

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Not Sedona [In reply to] Can't Post

Close to Tucson, actuallly. But there's a few vortexes outside of the Sedona area. I've been told that one exists directly over this ranch!

What a cool doctor you have!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 7:08pm

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The joys of living 'up north'! [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe the cold rain will keep a few indoors, eh? Or, you could just use the opportunity to curl up with a really good book or a favorite movie. I think you have some of those!

Be safe!


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 7:18pm

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Hey FF [In reply to] Can't Post

Were you around when Transformers was being filmed? Have you ever been in the train station?


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 7:19pm

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Thanks gramma! [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyway, since we're sharing... this is a long weekend for me! I don't return to school until Tuesday, as we November 20th is the anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Because of some weird recent legislation, the free day is changed to Monday.

Anyway, chez moi, tradition says we put up Christmas decoration on November 20 (no Thanksgiving in Mexico) so I believe we are putting everything up tomorrow. That means Christmas Tree, a whole bunch of plush toys in the living room, Christmas carrols CD's, which include performers such as Mickey Mouse and Friends, The Looney Toons (Tunes?), The Muppets with John Denver, Air Supply, and Plcido Domingo. It's also the first day we drink hot fruit punch. Overall, a great day...

You know what they say... It's the most wonderful time of the year. Wink

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 7:34pm

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I've not seen the inside [In reply to] Can't Post

But I've seen the outside. It's about that decrepit.

I have been following the filming of the new Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino, also done here in Detroit. The organist from my church plays for the funeral scene.

Sean Astin also was here filming a couple of weeks ago, in something about labor unrest among a secretarial pool. I've forgotten the name of that one.

Michigan has lots of tax incentives for film companies lately, and has attracted a lot of business.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 8:12pm

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Getting hectic - [In reply to] Can't Post

working longer hours from the beginning of this month! Hope you and the gang are well.


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 8:14pm

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Sorry to hear about the flying bullets - that must be very unnerving! The whole shooting thing scares the wits out of me. Stay safe!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 8:16pm

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 10:40pm

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Muppets with John Denver? [In reply to] Can't Post

I love that collection! Even Miss Piggy's "Five golden riiiiiiings"!

One can find the original show in pieces on YouTube, but I'd love to see it in it's entirety on television again...


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 10:54pm

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Let me see... [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice person, big heart, nice garden, nice pictures etc etc.
Yup i know ye [HUG].
There is a big blow here with a cold front moving in. It has been balmy for a couple of days, although cloudy.

I hope you are very well , with warm toes too my dear:)

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Anorien
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 11:17pm

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Thanks! Cheers to you to!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 11:44pm

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 11:47pm

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Bless you... [In reply to] Can't Post

Toes are in fine fettle I'm glad to say! It's mild here just now - we've been in a wet windy spell of weather, but before that had wonderful autumn colours and blue skies. Still colourful, but rather soggy!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 11:47pm

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A few photos from the local rally. [In reply to] Can't Post

We had about 150 people. It was amazing to know that all over the world people were rallying at exactly the same time.

I uploaded some photos, but am having trouble getting some of them rotated correctly. :-/ Anyway, that's me in the rainbow hat, and my daughter with her "Let them eat cake" sign, and her best friend with her. Here's a slideshow:

link

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2008, 1:15am

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I didn't know there was a TV show [In reply to] Can't Post

For this particular CD... I'll have to look for it in You Tube. Thanks for the heads up!

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 16 2008, 1:41am

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On the side of love [In reply to] Can't Post

When it comes right down to it. When one is confronted with the essence of what defines the finest of humanity, that separates it from all other life and used as a bulwark against evil, what else is there besides Love? How can true matters of the heart be annulled by regulation?

Love you auntie. You just keep on a comin'. Those who know they are right, do.

Thanks for the pictures. Fine hat you are sporting:).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 8:48am

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Better late than never! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice of you to pop in, GH -- I don't think I've seen you in a month of Sundays. Has it really been six years since we had our adventures in Edinburgh? Time sure flies. Hope all is well, and happy what's-left-of-the-weekend!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 9:02am

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Foe-HOG! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happiest of happy anniversaries to you and the Mrs.! Nice to see you drop in and know you're still out there somewhere. Somehow just seeing your nick makes me think of anagrams and bad puns. :-) Hope you're having a nice weekend!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 9:56am

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I'll see both of your cute babies... [In reply to] Can't Post

and raise you double! After I give them both a big "Awww, what a cutie", that is. :-) I also bet my two can raise more hell than both of yours added together. I do wish Eldarion would take a bit more after his dad.




Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 10:01am

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So nice to see you here, CC! I trust the little Cheshire Kittens (who aren't really so little anymore, are they?) are doing well? And you and the Mr. too? Happy what's-left-of-the-weekend!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 10:12am

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I have to admit I'd probably eat it, not throw it... I'm too hobbity at heart. Which makes me think: what would a hobbit do -- throw a pie, or eat it?

Great to see you delurk, lumpkin. Your little one is darling (he's grown so much!), and I think (in this picture at least) he looks like Mr. lumpkin. I trust Mr. lumpkin doesn't sing The Poopy Song (to the tune of "This Land is Your Land": "This poopy's your poopy, it's not my poopy, from California, to the poopy islands", etc.) when changing diapers? I would have to have a husband who enjoys parodies. I hope all's well with all three of you! When are you going to introduce that little one to the joys of visiting New Zealand? :-)


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 16 2008, 10:30pm

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Six years - argh! [In reply to] Can't Post

That was the first time I'd ever met any online contacts, and I was all nervous and squeeful - and it was the least sleep I'd had in any weekend since my daughter was born, I think! Seems a long time ago now.
Hope you're all doing okay!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 16 2008, 10:46pm

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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 16 2008, 10:54pm

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Bwhahah! A poopy song! [In reply to] Can't Post

As the mommie of two pretty amazing young men yourself, I think to know the secret of your success to the tune of TLIYL has me splitting a gut!

Oh great... guess what I'll have residing in my head for the next several days ;)




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 17 2008, 1:14pm

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Ro! [In reply to] Can't Post

Lovely to 'see' you chuck!! The Cheshire kittens are now getting VERY big - Katie's pretty much at nose height to me now!!

How is your little clan coming along? I hope all is well for you in sunny New Zealand.

Love and hugs
CC.
Smile


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 17 2008, 1:15pm

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We are all fine thanks GH! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good luck with the extra work and having a smashing Christmas. Heart


deej
Tol Eressea


Nov 17 2008, 1:32pm

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Later than normal [In reply to] Can't Post

Although it looks like there are one or two folks who haven't gone home yet. Wink This may be my last Fiesta for a while, as I will be leaving for the UK next week. Unless I can find a computer to use while i'm there, in which case i'll try to pop in and say hello.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!


"...and back again."



greendragon
Sr. Staff


Nov 17 2008, 4:58pm

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Darn it, I missed FF last week so I've probably missed you entirely - but in case you're lurking around, HELLO! Hope you're well - great to see you here. Your wee laddie is a cutie indeed! Thanks for the pic! Smile

Take care of yourself m'dear! Drop by when you can! Heart

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 18 2008, 3:31pm

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I'm in the D, too [In reply to] Can't Post

Cheers!


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 18 2008, 3:32pm

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Pretty stiff competition here [In reply to] Can't Post

That little one looks like trouble. Just sayin.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 18 2008, 3:44pm

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