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dernwyn
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Apr 27 2012, 4:06pm


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*unlocks doors* It's Fiesta Friday!

Welcome, one and all! Our barmistress, Altaira, is out in the wilds of Colorado with her dear hubby BG, celebrating his birthday! Smile (As you may recall from the Lore of the TORnStaff Members, BG is also an Admin, in fact the one who co-created these Boards with Altaira.)

So Ive opened up the bar! I shant be able to stay long, but Ive put out all your favorite libations, and some of the goodies from the Recipe thread on Main a Manwich sandwich, anyone? Angelic And theres pasties, and bowls for the mushroom soup!

So tell us: besides having fun with Founders Day and trying to keep up with the news on the Hobbit Movie board, what have you been up to this week, and what are your plans for the weekend?


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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




HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Apr 27 2012, 4:09pm


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tough week

Hi Dernwyn, and co!
Id very much like some good, earthy herbal tea. Its been an exceptionally difficult week. Nothing that major itself has happened, but many smaller things have blown up at once, leaving me feeling disheartened and overwhelmed. Its been everything from the plumbing failing, to big misunderstandings and miscommunications at work, to my body flipping out, to having a ridiculous schedule so I feel like I have no chance to regroup. My choir concert is this weekend, and I love the music we are singing, but Im so spent at this point that Id rather just crawl in bed and wait to feel better.
So, Id appreciate prayers or good thoughts. Everything will blow over and will be just fine; its just a matter of getting to that point.
I'm also hoping things can calm down enough so I can check in on the Founders Day fun...

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


dernwyn
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Apr 27 2012, 4:17pm


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*gets large mug of rooibos tea*

I've heard that it never rains but it pours, but it seems like you've had a deluge!

Sending soothing thoughts and prayers your way for a good evening to begin a good weekend! Evil

Just concentrate on the concert...Smile!


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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




Mar
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 4:21pm


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Well met! Been some time it seems.

I'll have green tea and a splash of vanilla almond milk please! On my way to yoga. Spring here is all over the place ~ meaning hot and sunny then showery then hail then wind. All beautiful though for sure. I've been gardening. Planted raspberry canes and Hardy kiwi ~ some veggie seedlings are up. Snow and snap peas will be flowering very soon. So many things are blooming everywhere it's constant eye candy. I've missed you all and so glad I remembered that today is Fiesta! Keep breathing all you good folks. Life is not for the faint of heart.

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 27 2012, 4:24pm


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Wow! Where'd the day go!? PARTY LINKS INSIDE

Thanks so much for opening the doors, dernwyn! I found my brother and his wife on my doorstep when I got home about an hour ago... and just now realized what time it is! THANKS!!

And Happy Founders Fiesta Everyone!!!

I've got to get back to kit n' kin... but here are the links to this Founders Day Party Favours! I know I'm busy working out puzzles and thoughts... but the beautiful thing about TORn parties is that the fun NEVER STOPS! *waves fondly to one and all whilst grabbing a lemonade* CHEERS EVERYONE!

FOUNDERS DAY #13

TORn video
TORn Of Times and Fellowship by One Ringer


It's Founders' Day - Learn Now the Lore of the TORn Staff Creatures! by dernwyn

TIME - April 26 Founders Day! by grammaboodawg

Happy Birthday to our the Founders and to all our Admins! by silneldor

ON TORn, a Founders Day 2012 parody tribute by Ruxendil_Thoorg.

Welcome to Founders' Day 2012! Learn now the Valaquenta of TORn... by Alassa Eruvande.

Founder's Day: Let's cook up some Middle-earth meals! by grammaboodawg.

Guess That Avvie!!!! by Gimli'sBox.

Founder's Day - Of Times and Fellowship by One Ringer.

Lame Middle Earth Riddles by Alassa Eruvande.

FOUNDERS DAY 2012* Parody Puzzle Fill-In-The-Blanks by Ruxendil_Thoorg.

Founder's Day - Caption Contest! by stormcrow20.


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Mar
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 4:28pm


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One of those weeks?

I have many quotes and sayings that I look to when the world seems to be conspiring against my best efforts to stay sane and positive. One that is stuck on my mirror right now is: Gratitude, regardless of circumstance, is our freedom. I do my best to start my thoughts and sentences with " I appreciate....." It seems to help switch my perspective and then things around me shift as well.
Or just a big bottle of tequila. Just kidding.

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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 27 2012, 4:31pm


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Grumpy day

My serotonin is out of whack again, so the nightmares are back. On the one hand, it's nice that I apparently don't need the serotonin boosting drugs anymore, I just wish my brain could find a better way to let me know about it. Crazy

I'm headed to Kansas City this weekend for a bachelorette party. Spa day, drinks and dancing so it should be fun.

In other good news, I've officially lost 50 pounds now. So here's a picture of a 50-pound baby rhinoceros to celebrate!



Now if only I can avoid the food truck festival happening outside of the hotel this weekend, all should be good.


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Mar
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 4:34pm


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That's funny!

...when you said you found them on your doorstep...I'm sure it's just my twisted imagination but my visual made me chuckle.....Anyway ~ nice to see you gramma. I had no idea it was Founders Day! How lucky am I to be here! I love serendipity. Thanks for all you've done and do for the boards.

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sherlock
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 4:35pm


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Sending good thoughts

to HappyHobbitess! I've had a week like that, too. Let's hope the weekend puts an end to it.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2012, 4:35pm


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Sounds lovely in your area!

*locates vanilla almond milk* Hardy kiwi? I'd not heard of that one - do they grow to normal size?


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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




Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 27 2012, 4:35pm


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Hey dernwyn! :)

I'll have a Spring Usual, please-- thanks, and I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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"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.


dernwyn
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Apr 27 2012, 4:40pm


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Wow, gramma!

Thank you for putting all these links together! Cool

And today you're imitating Bilbo, with company on the doorstep! Laugh Have a great time with them, and watch out for any Wizards in their wake!


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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
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Apr 27 2012, 4:43pm


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Now that is a lot of weight!

Congrats on the loss - and be good at the party! Wink

My eldest once had a couple of sessions with a psychologist for things like nightmares, and the therapy - which included tapes to listen to while drifting off to sleep - seemed to help. But I don't know if that kind of thing would be of any avail to you! Evil


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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
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Apr 27 2012, 4:45pm


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*gets out miruvor*

Hey Evey! You have a great weekend, too - anything musical going on? Smile


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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
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Apr 27 2012, 4:51pm


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***Puts out "Self-Serve" sign*** Have a great weekend, everyone! :-) //

 


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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




Mar
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 4:51pm


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Let me 'spain' it to ya~

Hardy kiwi (Actinidia arguta) produces smaller (will ripen in shorter growing seasons) non-fuzzy fruit that needs no peeling. It can take temps well below freezing. Needs a male to pollinate (*giggles* I mean a male kiwi plant) ~ the female produces the fruit of course. Will train the female along my fence top rather like a horizontal grape vine. The male I will prune more like a bush, as this will save me trellising work. So there you have it! Good to see you! Have really missed the boards.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 27 2012, 4:56pm


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What a week!

Well hasn't it been a fun filled week. All the information regarding a 10 minute clip, followed closely by Founders Day. I haven't been able to keep up with it all. I can only imagine what it will be like in 8 months time!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy, relax and eat Wink


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 27 2012, 5:02pm


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Thanks! :)

And not this weekend :) -- but I'm really looking forward to the festivals this year. (Fantastic lineups at two of them-- Lifest and Lifelight-- and, even better yet, the latter one is free! :D )

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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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sherlock
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 5:09pm


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I need ideas

for what to get my dad for his birthday. My sister got him some DVDs and he likes to read mysteries and historical fiction so if anyone has any recommendations I'd appreciate it. I am also trying to think of a good TV series he might enjoy.

I will probably be gardening a good part of the weekend. Guess I'll help myself to some wine. Have a great weekend all!


Annael
Half-elven


Apr 27 2012, 5:24pm


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Congratulations!

That is great!

My Weight Watchers leader tells us when we've lost 20 pounds to go to the supermarket and pick up a turkey and lug it around for a while. Can't imagine lugging around a baby rhinoceros!

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Annael
Half-elven


Apr 27 2012, 5:27pm


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has he discovered the Aubrey/Maturin series?

Historical naval fiction. Master & Commander is the first, by Patrick O'Brien. My dad ate those up like candy.

Or you might look here.

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sherlock
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 6:04pm


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Oh thanks,

he's read all of Bernard Cornwell and we are watching the Sharpe DVDs together right now but I'm not sure about Patrick O'Brien. Will have to think of a sneaky way to ask. Of course, it doesn't help that I've put this off to the last minute, as usual. His birthday is Sunday.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 27 2012, 6:57pm


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not sure how old he is or what his interest range is

but when looking at user comments/reviews about Band of Brothers DVDs, a lot of people said they got them for their fathers.

My Dad was in WWII. I'm not sure what he would have thought about the series but I think they did a really good job with the subject and there's a good amount of extra info - not on the making of ... but on the historical events.

My reaction: it was hard to watch sometimes. But I thought it was one of the most impactful shows I've ever seen. But I have an interest in how war changes or influences people and WWII was my Dad's war. So that skewed my interest toward it, I'm sure.

Caveat... the closed caption issue seems to be a bit dodgy. The DVDs I rented from Netflix did not have subtitles but we watched them on the living room DVD player. The DVD player in our bedroom has closed captions and subtitles and they seem to be two different things for some DVD sets. Leverage DVDs will not display subtitles downstairs but will display closed captions upstairs. And it seems like there the captioning issue for Band of Brothers changed over time or by location (country).

So, if your Dad is at all hard of hearing (the 'sounds of war' impacted our ability to hear dialog), the issue of whether there is closed captions/subtitles or not may be important.


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FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 27 2012, 8:44pm


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A very busy week *nods*

Hope everyone has fun! Laugh

......"Since the first time I met you,
..I couldn't seem to forget you.
.......And lately I seem to find,
..That you're always on my mind.
.......Whenever I see you smile,
..It makes my life so very worthwhile.
......And ever since the very start,
.....You have always been there in my heart.
..Then I heard that you felt the same way,
......And those words were so easy to say."


kiwifan
Rohan

Apr 27 2012, 10:27pm


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How about 'Master and Commander' the DVD

for this birthday present, and if he likes it, he can read all the novels (there are twenty of them, and it absolutely helps reading them in chronological order). I devoured these, just as I loved the Hornblower series. You'd think a female landlubber like me wouldn't go for these nautical tales but I really, really enjoy them, even though I still mix up the sails and ropes and such. The author of the Hornblower series, C.S. Forester, also wrote 'The African Queen' and a couple of non-nautical historical novels (check wikipedia), two of which are set in the Peninsular War like the Sharpe novels, they're called 'Death to the French' (in the US 'Rifleman Dodd', according to wikipedia) and 'The Gun'. Hope this helps?

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'

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kiwifan
Rohan

Apr 27 2012, 10:45pm


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In tearing hurry again, eh, Gramma

so you left out an h in your relatives but then gave them some baggage! Tongue

(Solution of the riddle: you kith and kin appeared on your doorstep with their kit and caboodle!)

Never mind me, I had a gruesome day and came home too late and too tired to cook dinner, therefore had only a bowl of chicory salad, half a cold sausage, half a beer, half of a French soft cheese, lots of peanut puffs (that's what the dictionary says they're called in English --- unhealthy stuff, anyway) and two bounty bars, all enjoyed lying on the sofa, watching the third Narnia movie on DVD, and thus am in a whimsical mood.

Hope you're having a nice visit with your brother and sis-in-law!

And thanks for all the links!

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


kiwifan
Rohan

Apr 27 2012, 10:56pm


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So you need bees!

Your garden sounds lovely --- and please, could you and whoever else reads this, sign the petition on avaaz to help save the bees? The widespread use of pesticides his causing an alarming rate of bee colonies dying world-wide --- with possibly horrendous consequences for all of us on this planet (mankind really seems hellbent on self-destruction) -- I mean, what will happen if plants don't get pollinated anymore? Just imagine --- we'll starve, eventually.

The link is http://www.avaaz.org/en/ or at least that's the avaaz-homepage.

I'm sure the Professor would have signed, too, he so much loved nature.

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


Mar
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 11:19pm


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Yes, thanks!

I did sign this as it came around on fb. Bees here in So. Oregon seem to be on the rise again. Although, this area is very 'sustainable' minded and growers have put effort into supporting bee colonies.
So many folks do not get the connection between bees and our food!

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acheron
Gondor


Apr 27 2012, 11:49pm


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I approve of the 'Master and Commander' movie

Though at least partially because the one ship is named Acheron. Wink

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Magpie
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Apr 28 2012, 2:11am


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I remember that

It wasn't till I watched M&C for the fifth time that the name stood out to me.

I'm another woman who loves M&C. It's just a great movie.


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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 28 2012, 2:18am


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Heavy rains make some pains

Hi gango.

I will take an ale from the tap and tell me woes ta ya

You do not wanna to be me today. You may end up sorry you even read this post <fair warning>

Firstly the heavy rain that we really needed, well it make my flat roof weak and my ancient cesspool overflow. SO i commenced to clean and tar from a bucket of rubberized gunkoid stuff from HD over the suspected wide problem area on my hands and knees..

Then i had the other .... stuff. This, maybe 40-50yr old cesspool, has not been cleaned out for 30yrs. What doya think. Is it time? I called around and some said it may be too dense to get out. Well, i decided to delve the 6'' hole in the cement top with a long sturdy poker with a couple of pointed parallel short boards screwed on one end. I was fortunate to be able to get the situation loosened up well enough after 20minutes. Gad that was a workout. How do i figure that all in walking miles? That's not on gramma's conversion list, for some reason. Well anyway the guy will be here the 1st ( my pension check will arrive) to use his suckamatic. Aren't you glad you decided to read this?

On a much more amiable venue, our cat lovie finally was a bit more accommodating/tolerating to the two kitties. Although there still is hissing happening, this actually occurred last night.

One last thing to relate is something i am really excited about. My wife's father's estate is settled now and there is enough to get my son something his grandfather would have loved to give him.....THIS!. It is one righteous triathlon bike i got a great deal on getting a third off. It is a Trek Cronus C. It is 11lbs lighter than that old 25yr old purple bike that he has been riding and it corners, powers, and rides like a dream. He loves it too.

Well that's all the eclectic news from this menagerie. I hope you all find an accommodating weekend waiting for you.

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Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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Ataahua
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Apr 28 2012, 3:09am


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"If I don't look at them, then they're not really there."


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On a much more amiable venue, our cat lovie finally was a bit more accommodating/tolerating to the two kitties. Although there still is hissing happening, this actually occurred last night.



How black her eyes are! Perhaps she's finally realised that the two young'uns aren't going anywhere, so might as well make the best of it. :D

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

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kiwifan
Rohan

Apr 28 2012, 11:30am


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Can I reply to my own post? Or amend it?

I wanted to edit it last night but the time interval allowed for that had already lapsed Unsure

Had noticed that I made two mistakes in that post (leaving out 'a' in the headline and depriving 'your' of its 'r') ---- and
you wrote 'my kit' so it would be your stuff they'd arrived with, not theirs. Boohoo, egg on my face again (deservedly so). The moral of the story for me is, don't attempt 'witty' posts when so out of it mentally with back pain that you can't concentrate... and not so late, either. It was almost 1 a.m. but there was no point in going to bed as my neighbours were having a jolly little get-together again on their balcony (only three of them but that was quite sufficient) and the way acoustics are in our back yard, I can hear, willy nilly, their entire conversation even when they don't shout. And frankly, I'm not interested in their lives, especially not after midnight when I'd much rather sleep. And I can't sleep with the window shut, despite earplugs. So finally took a sleeping pill at 3 a.m. and so didn't crawl out of bed today until noon. If only I could afford to move away from here, to some nice little place in the countryside with no neighbours...

All of you who do live that way, enjoy your peace and quiet --- have a lovely weekend!

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 28 2012, 2:31pm


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Oh, yeah, the late-night postings!

Or wee hours of the morning...yep, you're not the first to have had regrets after making a post when you ought to have been sound asleep! Angelic

You might want to consider getting a high-power water-shooter for your neighbors' off-hours parties...Evil


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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
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Apr 28 2012, 2:41pm


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Uh...30 years?

I had thought it was 10 years between pump-outs, so when we had it done last summer, the guy got after us and said it's got to be done every 5 years! Blush So, pray tell, did you have a big enough clothespin on your nose when you finally got the cap off? Tongue

Didn't realize part of your roof was flat, hope there wasn't much damage done!Unsure

And those aren't cats, they're bunches of furry fluff with eyes. What darlin's they are! Heart

Nice bike, great condition! Smile What are your plans for the old one?


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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




Alassa Eruvande
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Apr 28 2012, 3:06pm


Views: 265
That method appears to work on cesspools as well.

Tongue

I feel your pain. Those thing should be sucked out every five years, whether they need it or not. We're already over due by 2 years on ours. But the guy charges $150 just to show up, due to the high cost of fuel and the low miles per gallon he gets on the big sucker truck. Heck, it may only be mile per gallon. Shocked



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 29 2012, 12:05am


Views: 255
I tried that tact on the water leak

that thankfully it just leaked out of the eve and onto the new porch floor. The drip, drip, drip was becoming a tortureCrazy.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

"The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't" - Richard Bach













silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 29 2012, 12:12am


Views: 252
The best i could find was

$220. here per 1000 gallons. I gotta no a idea how big this is.
I believe with diesel they probably get about 6mi/gal

I believe i am lucky. Perhaps it is because the area is so wet with a high water table that it kept things more ... pliable.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

"The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't" - Richard Bach













silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 29 2012, 12:27am


Views: 288
Come to think of it

we were for a long time away to the pond for 6 months. And 4 months after we had young sil. That helped.

The wife said she wanted the bike it back now ha. But then she said, " I do not want to do any triathlons though." Laugh. She had at one time put a heck a lot of miles on that thing.

It is flat over my shop and office. I do not understand why they did that. A slight pitch would have been good.

I was working through a 6inch hole so i did not get killed odoriferously.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

"The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't" - Richard Bach













grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 2:46pm


Views: 244
My daughter goes through the same thing...

The seasons just mess her up so much! I hope it all settles down for you in record time :) Have fun at your party! It'll be a nice break for you :)


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 2:51pm


Views: 247
*shoots good thoughts your way*

Some weeks just seem to hammer us everywhere we turn, don't they? Times like that, I find just picking one or 2 things I can have the most impact on and focusing my attention on those whilst just keeping my head down and riding out the storm with everything else makes it more manageable. Or, at least, I feel like I have more control over at least a few things ;) Trying to handle everything at once is just too overwhelming!

I hope you had a good time singing :D I'll bet it went perfectly!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 2:55pm


Views: 245
Bursts of colour!!

It always amazes me how everything just wakes up after being so cold and quiet :) Incredible!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 2:59pm


Views: 252
*snigger* I'm constantly struggling

with writing something then finding I totally misspelled or mis-spoke something. But what are you gonna do? It's better to struggle and be imperfect once in a while than to just sit in the shadows and be afraid to say anything ;)

I hope you got some sleep and are having a wonderful weekend, m'dear!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 3:01pm


Views: 242
Happy Weekend Evey!!! //

 


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 3:04pm


Views: 244
Sometimes we get flooded with stuff!

It seems so weird after months and years of holding our breath! Now its, WHAT DO WE LOOK AT FIRST!?!? What a wonderful dilemma :)

Have a fantastic weekend!!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 3:16pm


Views: 245
Dad's birthday!? Awesome!

I get my Mom dvds all the time. At 90 years old (and for a good 15 years before), she really does spend most of her time hanging out and watching tv/movies. So I think it's always a great idea to give dvds as gifts... even for the grandkiddies.

TV series he might enjoy could be:

The Waltons
Quantum Leap (lots of stories of past historical events)
Columbo (great detective series for the mystery curious)

Movies he'd enjoy could be:

McClintock (John Wayne western comedy)
Blast From the Past (Comedy of family in fallout shelter for 30 years)
Hopscotch (comedy Walter Matthau is a retired spy dealing with former administrators)

Any of those would keep him busy ;)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2012, 3:17pm


Views: 249
Action Packed!!

You guys are always on the move... and it's wonderful :) I hope you're having a great weekend!


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kiwifan
Rohan

Apr 29 2012, 8:05pm


Views: 238
Oh dear, I didn't mean it like that

really, I kind of thought it would be a joke, or jokelet, or at least remotely funny. I didn't mean it to criticise you, Gramma, --- please keep writing, TORn wouldn't be the same without your posts! Oh I'm such an eejit --- I apologise in ten different positions if I offended you. Considering I'm really a fan of yours, that's the last thing I meant to do. Aarggghhh! It's been that kind of week, or month, or even year so far. (No kidding!)

Scrambled brains, that's me. Can you believe it --- I actually forgot my eldest niece's confirmation! I thought it was today but it was already last Sunday, and even though I hadn't planned to attend (my back has really been plaguing me the past two months), I wanted to send her a present. Except I couldn't make up my mind what to give her. So --- still dithering, and still no present. I phoned her this afternoon and she graciously said it didn't matter but I really feel awful about it. We ended up talking for an hour so I guess she isn't mad at me. Very nice girl, is Ronja (pronounced Ronya). She's in year 8 now and is considering spending some time at a school in England, or Canada, or some other English-speaking country when she is in year 10. I did that, almost 35 years ago (???!!! Golly that makes me feel ancient), so of course I'm all for it, but she probably won't do it if her best friend doesn't do the same. So I might make myself useful and contact a few friends in England for ideas. And perhaps she could go to New Zealand as an au pair girl after finishing high school (four years from now). She's another one who has succumbed to the charms of Middle-earth...

Of course you're right about not sitting in the shadows afraid of saying anything, but it seems I have a rare talent for putting my foot in when I do say/write something. Perhaps I'm a soul-mate of Sean Astin's (I'm listening to his autobiography as an audiobook these days). Anyway, I hope you're having a good Sunday and aren't mad at me!

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


sherlock
Gondor


Apr 30 2012, 10:38am


Views: 254
My dad wears hearing

aides so he always watches TV & movies with the captions on so thanks for the information. I got him a gift certificate for Barnes & Noble & another store in the same shopping center. He & my mom are going there today. I'm thinking of getting him Band of Brothers for Father's Day.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 30 2012, 5:24pm


Views: 256
Absent-mindedness

This really made me laugh at myself. Saturday we had a long day seeing model railroads in one town and going to a fairy parade in another. We got home late.

When I got ready for bed, I put my watch, keys and barrettes into a box on my dresser where I would find them in the morning, and my clothes in the laundry hamper. A few minutes later I saw my underwear sitting on the dresser and thought, what? So I got up and put them in the hamper where they belonged and went to sleep. The next morning I couldn't find my watch, the one that was given to me by my school for 25 years of service. I was pretty sure I'd had it the night before, so I went through the box on my dresser again, and checked on the floor in case I had somehow dropped it, and even looked in the trash can because sometimes things fall off the dresser into the trash can. Nope. I was kind of down, but adopted my mom's mantra: "It'll show." I showered and dressed and ate breakfast. Then after an hour it hit me: Maybe if I had put my underwear on the dresser, I had switched them and put my watch in the hamper. I went and dug through the hamper and found it. And after I got done laughing at myself, I told myself I really need to practice MINDFULNESS!

The next day we went hiking up on Trail Ridge Road, where there is shockingly little snow for this time of year, and set foot on the tundra for the first time this year (the road is closed from October to the end of May.) Got home late and I had little sleep last night, so I wonder what absent-minded thing I'll do today.


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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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leleni at hotmail dot com
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(This post was edited by dernwyn on Apr 30 2012, 8:37pm)


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Apr 30 2012, 7:17pm


Views: 194
Sil v. the Cess pool

Wow! That's a lot of years of accumulation, and quite the mental image! That must have been quite the workout, indeed. Yikes!

How wonderful about the bike for Young Sil! What a great way to remember his grandfather.

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 30 2012, 8:42pm


Views: 195
LOL!

In my house, every now and then we realize one of us put the cereal in the refrigerator and the milk in the cupboard...Tongue

I'm glad the watch was amongst soft clothes in the hamper, instead of getting a knock from falling down!

I though you had more snow later this year - did you get less snow than usual for the season?




p.s. I bet you know which two words I switched in your post! Wink


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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




Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 30 2012, 8:57pm


Views: 188
Yes, I figured that out.

I showered and *then* dressed, not the other way around, absent-minded though I am. :-D

I don't know about snow averages, but up there on the tundra where last year it looked like this, this year there was no place where the snow was deeper than the level of my waist, and most of the ground was clear. Down on the plains, all the flowers bloomed about six weeks earlier than they usually do.


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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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silneldor
Half-elven


May 1 2012, 2:59am


Views: 186
Yes, quite the image

That just reminded me of a scene from 'Slumdog Millionaire'. It was the locked outhouse scenario. Remember?

I will try to dispel present image (mostly) with a pretty puty-tat, complete with dirty nose and ear. This rascal will not stay put for the cleaning up happy time. He says, " I got claws and i am not afraid to use 'em to git away'.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

"The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't" - Richard Bach













HappyHobbitess
Rohan


May 1 2012, 12:22pm


Views: 182
oh, yikes!!!

Oh, yes I do remember that scene!!! Oh goodness. I need to think about something else now. So I'll concentrate on the kitty! The way his ears are large for his head reminds me of my old, beloved cat who died a few years ago. When she was a kitten, her ears were huge for her face. It's a sweet and endearing look.

Yay for kitties!!!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


May 1 2012, 12:37pm


Views: 180
thanks, Dernwyn!

Rooibos is just the ticket!

And the concert went well, and it felt good to sing.

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


May 1 2012, 12:39pm


Views: 176
tequila probably wouldn't have hurt... ;)

Thanks, Mar. Gratitude is essential, I agree. And there is so much for which to be grateful. I think I almost have an easier time seeing that when big things go wrong than when small things do...I'm too busy trying to deal with all the small things to do well cultivating a positive attitude.

Anyway, thanks for the good wishes!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


May 1 2012, 12:39pm


Views: 175
hope you are having a better week too!

Thanks, Sherlock! Hope this is a better week for us both!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


May 1 2012, 12:42pm


Views: 191
awww, thanks Gramma!

I think everything was coming so fast and furious last week that I was having difficulty figuring out what I COULD actually control, which I think resulted in my trying to control everything and actually controlling none of it!

I'm doing much better now, though. The concert was a gift. Kind of forgot I actually like singing!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 1 2012, 5:01pm


Views: 193
Bwahahaha! Oh m'dear! Not to worry!! :D

*massive hug* don't you worry one little bit!! No afront taken and no feathers ruffled. You're awesome!!! *another hug*

I hear you on the befuddled brain and forgetting. You're not alone!


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