The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: Off Topic:
*unlocks doors* Welcome, one and all, to Founders' Day Fiesta Friday!



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:01pm


Views: 2430
*unlocks doors* Welcome, one and all, to Founders' Day Fiesta Friday!

Or should that be Fiesta Friday (be)Fore Founders' Day? Whichever, Altaira and I shall be your hostesses today! Drinks are on the house - and in the house - and wherever else you'd like them! Laugh

This weekend, on April 26th, we celebrate Founders’ Day, TORn’s official holiday, which commemorates the founding of this most remarkable site.

And this year we have a Very Special Celebration, TORn is *15* years old! An excellent reason to get together to eat, drink, be Merry, and have a blast!



Many TORnfolks have been working to provide you with the very best in hobbity entertainment! We'll have games, challenges, imagination-stretchers, all kinds of fun awaits!

The larder is stocked…



The cooks are busily preparing the feast…



There are goodies aplenty…



It's a Party of Special Magnificence!



Now come and tell us what you've been up to - and how you plan to celebrate this weekend! Heart


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 4:05pm


Views: 2134
Wouldn't miss it!

And I'll have a - what else - Fiesta, please! Just a small one thanks, or I'll end up sleeping through all the FIESTivities Wink.


*hands dernwyn the cocktail recipe book*


Let the Fiesta begin!!!!!!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:12pm


Views: 2125
Mmm...rum, orange juice...

Or would you prefer the mango and lime? "Garnish with a banana" - now that's quite a drink topper! Laugh

And no need to skimp on size, all our drinks are guaranteed to keep you lively! Wink

Welcome to the Fiesta!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Darkstone
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 4:15pm


Views: 2135
Scarborough Faire cocktail

with extra gin.

Cause that's where wifey, me, and a bunch of friends are going this weekend.

http://www.srfestival.com/

I plan to eat, drink, and be merry this weekend because Monday Doctor Desire (I am not making that name up) will put me in the hospital if the Eliquis hasn't worked and give my heart, oooo, shock treatment! (85% odds of success, doc says. Not bad!)

******************************************
https://www.facebook.com/slatesforsarah


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 4:16pm


Views: 2123
Happy Birthday TORn!

Just posted the news on the Frontpage and over on Main, so now I'm off to bed.

Catch you all in the morning. Looking forward to all the fun Smile

*hugs & love*
Kel xHeart





DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 4:16pm


Views: 2143
Do you like my celebratory avatar?

I feel Tolkien would approve of Founder's Day, so he had to join in with the celebrations too. (It is supposed to be a party blower ... )

Well ... all I have planned this weekend is too have fun, eat lots of cake, sing some songs, answer some riddles and have fun with the festivities.

Happy 15th Birthday. Smile



Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2014, 4:17pm


Views: 2127
Huzzah! :D

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all the founders of TORn! :)

Since the weather here is apparently still swinging back and forth between Winter and Spring, LOL, I'll have a Winter Usual today, please (with celebratory whipped cream and sprinkles, I think!).

Thanks, and a very happy Founders' Day to you all!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website: ListenUpReviews.com - Rockin' Choices In Entertainment!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"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.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:24pm


Views: 2118
No, not that!

Er, the doctor thingy, not the Faire, that is!

Would you like some parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme to go with that cocktail? Wink I hope you have a wonderful time there and perfect weather, and whatever else is needed to make sure all goes well on Monday!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:25pm


Views: 2120
Get plenty of rest...

...because you know what awaits when you awake! Cool

Lots of *hugs* to you, Kel, and your family too!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:28pm


Views: 2116
What in Middle-earth...

*squints at avatar* LOL!

Oh, if only the Professor himself could join in on all the fun! See you at the Games! Cool

(And remember, Founders' Day cake has no calories, so indulge!)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 4:31pm


Views: 2114
You don't look a day over 7

It should be a great party this weekend. I'm looking forward to all of the fun and games!



Warning: the preceding message may contain satire, sarcasm, irony, puns, and other attempts at humor.
My Costuming Site
TORn's Costume Discussions Archive


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:32pm


Views: 2110
*plunks lots of whipped cream on top of glass*

Real whipped cream, mind you, from the finest cows in the Shire!

Hm, must be Elven-sprinkles, they're all...sparkley...Laugh

Strange weather, isn't it? We had frost warnings last night, and it's already past mid-April! At least the days are pleasant. Snow's all gone!

Have a fantastic weekend, Evey!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 4:34pm


Views: 2111
*hoists one for a toast to the Founders*

*clinks bananas* Wink


Thank you all for the joy and camaraderie you've brought to so many of us over the years! Wishing you all the best!


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 4:35pm


Views: 2109
Don't tell my stomach that ...


In Reply To
(And remember, Founders' Day cake has no calories, so indulge!)


Does that mean April 28th is TORn Detox Day, when all the party Dwarves have to dwarfercise?



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:35pm


Views: 2108
What's funny

is that the older this site gets, the "newer" it looks! There must be some sort of Elven-magic going on here. Or maybe it's just plain everyday Hobbit-"magic". Smile

Yes, this is going to be a very busy and fun weekend for us all! Laugh


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:36pm


Views: 2110
Wooohoooo

Confetti everywhere!!!!
...::::..."""".....:::;;;;,,,,,,""""....;;;;;"""""(I'll clean up when all the partying is done).

Happy birthday TORn!!!

Can I start with a glass of bubblies to start of the festivities?

Have a great weekend all. Let's get this party started!



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:37pm


Views: 2105
Now wouldn't you love

to get in amongst that group! Aren't those guys a hoot? Gotta love'em!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:40pm


Views: 2103
Whee!

How about some sparkling miruvor champagne? Specialty of the house, today!

Just watch for the specks of confetti floating on it...Laugh!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:41pm


Views: 2104
Hear, hear! //

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2014, 4:45pm


Views: 2104
Thanks! :)

 And I hope you have a great weekend, too, dernwyn! :)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website: ListenUpReviews.com - Rockin' Choices In Entertainment!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"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.

(This post was edited by Eventides on Apr 25 2014, 4:45pm)


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 4:46pm


Views: 2108
At long last!

Happy 15th TORNiversary, TORn!

A glass of champagne for me as well, please! Smile


"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 4:48pm


Views: 2106
What an exciting year of anniversaries!

TORn is 15 this year, and FOTR is 60!
I'm gardening: replacing winter losses and updating the bird feeding setups. A gorgeous day here, really Spring-feeling.
Its Gatorade for me all day! Can't wait to see the surprises you all have in store for us (I did get a wee hint or two, having done some graphics at the Mayor's behest). CoolCoolCool Have a great weekend all.

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:48pm


Views: 2097
*looks at glass*

Hm, well, I just can't seem to keep those sparkly confetti bits out of the champagne - hope you don't mind! Laugh

And wait 'til you see all that we've got planned for this weekend - we do mean PARTY! Cool So don't go too far away!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 4:51pm


Views: 2103
It's hard to imagine

how long ago these books were first published - and they're still going strong. Classics, indeed! Heart

Isn't it lovely outside! What do you usually get, for Spring and Summer birds?

*slides tall Gatorade with straw down bar*


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:00pm


Views: 2105
Sounds like a fun weekend ahead!

I can hardly believe that TORn has been around since I was almost 7 years old. Wow! I look forward to celebrating a great Founders' Day with all of you.Smile

It's been a super hectic, and less than fun week for me, I'm afraid. My daddy hasn't been in the best of health for a good number of years now, mostly because he tends to not watch his weight very well, but he also has other health problems like type 2 diabetes and chronic lymphedema. Anyway, back in September ended up in the hospital with pneumonia which got treated over the course of a few days and he got sent home again. He had been doing better for a while, but this past month he started developing breathing problems again. He hates going to the doctor, but after much harassing, his doctor and my mom finally got him to schedule an appointment on Wednesday. Weeeell, when he got there, the doctor looked at his blood/oxygen level, said "WHY THE HECK DIDN'T YOU GO STRAIGHT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM?!!!" and called the ambulance to take him there. Turns out, the local fire department was doing training at the time, so not only did we get an ambulance in front of the doctors office, we also got two big fire trucks with sirens turned on. (they didn't know if they'd have to lift my dad onto a stretcher or not. They didn't, thankfully) My mom and I followed the ambulance to the hospital in our car and when we got there, we ended up sitting there waiting for the doctors to make a decision about what was going on from around 4p.m. until 7:30p.m. when they decided they'd have to keep my dad at the hospital for a few days. The diagnosis is that he has a whole bunch of fluid around his heart and lungs due to respiratory failure which is due to his weight. They're currently working on getting all that fluid off, figuring which of his medications may have been contributing, and pounding it into his head that he has GOT to get more active and start losing weight or this will keep happening and next time, there may be no second chances. *deep sigh* I'm so tired right now.Frown

On the happier side of things, my Theology and Cinema professor finally got my Movie Paper on the spiritual theme of self-sacrifice in ROTK graded and I got 190 out of 200 points.Smile He said the paper was great and the only reason he took off the ten points was because I totally forgot that I had to cite two outside sources along with the movie itself. My bad.Blush

Plans for the weekend include continuing to work on a Research Paper for my Developmental Psychology course, knitting myself a messenger bag-style purse, and of course, waiting for my dad to get home from the hospital.

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:01pm


Views: 427
Thank you very much!

And I don't mind the confetti at all! How could I? No complaining allowed tonight! Smile

I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

PARTY it is! Cool Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!


"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 5:04pm


Views: 429
*Raises a glass* To the Founders!

And to all my most excellent and admirable TORnsibs, TORnadoes, TORnites, and fellow folks in this wonderful place.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:06pm


Views: 427
That's tough on all of you!

But what a way to go to the hospital. My best of wishes for your dad's treatment! Unsure

And congratulations, it sounds like you did an awesome job on that paper!

Be sure to take some time to see what all is happening here, and join in if you can! Smile


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:06pm


Views: 422
Sparkling miruvor champagne

How wonderful. Glad it is available for this party.

Going to add a special party hat for something this special.

Hips, I think it is already getting to me. Pfffttt..... oops, confetti in my mouth... who made that mess Laugh



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 5:08pm


Views: 435
been up to... 'too much'

lol... I'm such an introvert in that too many things on my plate can just feel like a mountain to climb. It's not that I can't get them done. It's that it looks daunting and I'm worried I'll forget something and I try to set up systems so that I won't...

it's exhausting.

So, this past week:

BIRDING: Thanks to Brethil for identifying a bird we saw last weekend. I'll tell you, B.. I have seen both Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets in the back and front yard this week. Two Hairy Woodpeckers visited the backyard for the suet and the dead branch in the neighbor's yard. And a robin built a nest over the light at the front door. Not sure how long that will last. I'm hoping to see a Black-crowned Night-Heron that's hanging out at Lake Nokomis/Minnehaha Creek.

GENEALOGY: I switched from my maternal grandmother's line to my paternal grandmother's line for kicks. I found the area of Wales where my great grandfather was from. I solved the mystery of the English last name with the Welsh residence: Father was English - Mother was Welsh. Then a distant cousin I met through genealogy got ahold of me and I dipped into a few individuals that I'd been puzzling out so that I could share info him. He's going to be in town next month and we're hoping to meet up. Also for kicks... I tried just sussing out ancestral lines without being dogmatic about gathering every shred of proof on them. I'll do that down the road. The oldest name I got was from the late 1500s and one of you might be interested that I found some ancestors in Lyme CT. :-)

WEDDING PLANS (son and financée): I shopped this week for the bridal shower and got my hair cut. It had been over a year since I'd had it cut and it was getting really long but pretty damaged on the ends. This is kind of a big step for me since I dropped into a 'do nothing' style of living in an attempt to save some money the last few years. And I hate looking at myself and my hair does nothing - it's a stubborn as I am. So trying to 'look nice' for the wedding kind of feels like a vain attempt. Vain in the sense of hopeless. And vain in the sense of egotistical. I am what I am. I'm sure my son loves me.

BLOGGING: not for me... for a friend. She started a blog and I've been helping her get it set up. She's done most of the work and I'm proud of her doggedness to figure stuff out. I've been a small back up here and there when I could determine where to travel for the help we need more easily than she could. I also stopped by a neighbor's house who was in a mild state of panic about how to deal with some information that had been retrieved from an old computer. It consisted of things like: how to insert a jump drive, how to make a new folder, how to copy and paste files, and how to determine dates of files. I think we did okay. She didn't look too overwhelmed when I left. :-)

SPRING: I just can't tell you how happy sun and warm weather have made me.

FOUNDERS DAY: I'll be posting a scavenger hunt later today on Main. And I hope to dig into the festivities the next few days.

Give me a plate of whatever you've got on the grill and a ginger beer. :-)


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:09pm


Views: 421
I'm sad to hear about your father, Eruvandi

I hope he'll get better soon. Evil


"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau


cats16
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:09pm


Views: 428
Party time!!

Happy birthday to TORn! 15 years is an incredible milestone--glad to be a part of it!

Hey dernwyn--hope you're doing well! I'll have a lemonade, please. It's so close to being perfect Spring weather out there. *insert Grima quote about pale morning clinging to winter's chill*

Another busy weekend coming at me. Still hoping to watch a movie with a friend, to get away from the hectic stuff. Happy to be busy than have nothing at all!

Have a great weekend, all! Looking forward to Founders' Day shenanigans throughout the weekend.

PS: I've got the perfect avatar for the weekend in the works. Smile


(This post was edited by cats16 on Apr 25 2014, 5:12pm)


Elessar
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:10pm


Views: 420
Gonna be fun

I look forward to seeing what all is planned this year. I had fun just giving some of my favorite things about TORn or being a staffer. This community is such a wonderful thing is a great place to hide away from the annoying world that is out there.



BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:13pm


Views: 414
Well said, Elessar!


In Reply To
This community is such a wonderful thing is a great place to hide away from the annoying world that is out there.

Laugh


"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:15pm


Views: 409
Ikr?

My mom, dad and I got a good laugh out of the fire truck escort, so that helped with the stress a bit. It also helped (me anyway) that the firemen were all pretty good-looking! BlushWink

I'm definitely looking forward to taking a break from all the drama and having some fun with y'all on Founders Day! Yet another reason I'm glad I'm a member of TORn.Smile

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:16pm


Views: 406
Thanks, BF//

 

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



cats16
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:19pm


Views: 418
Testing...testing...


In Reply To
PS: I've got the perfect avatar for the weekend in the works. Smile



Yep, working just fine.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:19pm


Views: 409
A toast to TORn and our founders!!

What an amazing place the four founders created here. Here's to 15 more years!! LaughSmileHeart




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





Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:20pm


Views: 409
*slurp* Oh that's perfect Dernwyn!

Dangerous question to get me started on, about our birds..! Laugh Our yard regulars include: a community of 21 cardinals (now down to the alpha pair claiming out yard, but they will all hang again mid summer) about 9 bluejays (clever devils!), song sparrows, whitethroat sparrows, white-breasted nuthatches, downy woodpeckers (two pairs), hairy woodpeckers (pair), red-bellied woodpeckers (numerous pairs), yellow-bellied sapsuckers (family), a pair of yellow-shafted Northern flickers, numerous house finches, a family of chickadees, lots of mourning doves and rock pigeons, Cooper hawks and Sharpie hawks (ie: purveyors of said doves and pigeons). Scads of starlings (and their fostered cowbirds), HOSP, and grackles. Migrant wise we see kinglets at certain times of the year, rose breasted grosbeaks and fox sparrows. Last year we had red-breasted nuthatches but they are enjoying the Canada pine cone boom crop so none this year. The juncos headed back north last month but they spend the winter with us.
No turkeys though!!!! Which is why your pics were so cool to see! Cool Glad spring has finally come to our neck of the woods.


And book wise - I can't believe its 60 years. Nor can I believe how well known the name Tolkien is now, versus when I started reading. *Shamelessly* plugging the RR here, we set off on discussing FOTR on Thursday, July 24th: 60 years to the day!

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:20pm


Views: 409
Be sure to fill that glass with something special

Everything is on the house today!! LaughSmile

Happy Founder's Day weekend, Aunt Dora!


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





Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:23pm


Views: 407
Wowie! You *have* been busy!

You reminded me that I need to try to look up a bird I saw the other day going to work - small with a bright orange breast and jet black other wise - looked like velvet. I don't think I've ever seen such a bird around here, and I saw another one today!

Good luck with all your activities and be sure to reserve some down-time for yourself (but no until after Founder's Day weekend, lol). LaughHeart


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





Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:23pm


Views: 408
Huzzah! Happy Founder's Day!

I'll have one of each! Cool

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:23pm


Views: 402
Nice! //

 


"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:24pm


Views: 404
Getting away from 'hectic life stuff' is what weekends are for!

And what TORn is for too, of course.

Happy weekend, cats! Smile Can't wait to see the avatar.


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





(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 25 2014, 5:24pm)


weaver
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:25pm


Views: 416
"Races in with two Unexpected Toasts for TORn!"

Actually, I have been hung up with some last minute wheeling and dealing with the caterers! Seems someone got the order wrong, and now I have to figure out what to do with these guys!



Can you all keep them busy whilst I rush out to set up the Buffet Table? I figured Fiesta was a good place for them for now!

Many thanks -- and here's to the Founders, Fellowship and Fun as we begin our celebration of all things TORn!


Weaver



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:25pm


Views: 410
Lots of fun things planned

You won't be bored on the boards this weekend - let's put it that way. Laugh

Cheers, and a happy weekend to you, Elessar!


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





Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:26pm


Views: 401
Nice bird action!

I'm glad you have some life back into your yard, and I do love all the woodpeckers. And more kinglets - fabulous!
Oh my dear, it sounds like you could use some quality birdwatching time with something tall and cool at hand. I think you need a mental vacation. Happy activity but a lot to process! Always that way with weddings, and having life in general going on at the same time.

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:27pm


Views: 399
One of each?

Drinks, nibbles or Founders? Lol LaughLaugh Sounds like you really know how to celebrate, Dame Ioreth. Shall we hide the lamp shades? WinkLaugh

Have a wonderful Founder's Day 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





Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:29pm


Views: 405
Groan!

There's one in every crowd (actually two in this one, lol).

Thanks for all you efforts, Kel's and all the other party planners for all your hard work!!

{{HUGS}}! Heart


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





Elessar
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:30pm


Views: 396
Sweet

Looking forward to it.

Cheers and a Happy Weekend to you as well Altaira :)



weaver
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:31pm


Views: 422
Oh, and here's to our first two Party Dwarves!

A crew of 13 Party Dwarves is pulling off Founders Day Weekend for us all...

Let me introduce you to the first two -- they are none other than our Fiesta-Hostesses, Altaira and dernwyn!

They are wearing special Gold and Orange party hoods and cloaks for the occasion! Don't they look lovely! Smile

Thanks for getting us off to a great start Altaira and derwnyn -- "Hear, hear!" -- and looking forward to hearing more from you both as the weekend goes on!

Weaver



Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:33pm


Views: 415
Woohoo! Happy Founders' Day to all!

This calls for champagne! Looking forward to checking out all the festivities around the boards this weekend. It's been a busy week at work, but should be a quiet weekend - I just have an alumnae brunch tomorrow morning, then plan on curling up here after that.


Happy weekend to all! Smile


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_collapsed


weaver
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:33pm


Views: 414
ha, Kel is not to blame for this one!

She is the much more tasteful one of our team...and will no doubt pop by with something a little better than Toast Men when the time is right!

Weaver



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 5:40pm


Views: 412
maybe a Baltimore Oriole?

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/.../baltimore_oriole/id



LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:40pm


Views: 415
I prefer not to limit my options.

Although I don't look very good in a lampshade. TongueLaugh

I'd be glad to share my bounty with any like-minded folks. I'll be at the corner table people-watching. Cool

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:50pm


Views: 407
*ears perk up*

Actually, not as much about the ancestor in next-door Lyme (although I'd like to hear about that also!), but about the location of your ancestors from Wales/Cymru.

Mine are Kidwells, believed to have originated in Kidwelly. One of my sort-of things to do at some point, when my life is not so busy, is learn the language, just for the fun of it!

And it's never a "vain" thing when you're letting yourself get "all dolled up" for a very special event. :-)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:54pm


Views: 408
Hey Eruvandi

So sorry to hear about your dad. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery and improving health.


Congrats on your paper!


Smile


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_collapsed


Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:55pm


Views: 402
Excellent! :-) //

 


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_collapsed


cats16
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 6:00pm


Views: 402
You bet!

Thanks, you too Altaira!

Hope it's fitting. Cool


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 6:13pm


Views: 398
Wales

this family (Dunn) seems to be mostly around Bridgend. It's hard to tell from records because sometimes events are recorded in other locations (or now housed in other locations) than the one where people lived.

But most of the locations listed for the records lie in area between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend (with a concentration around Bridgend) in Glamorgan(shire).

Some of the birth records are for other outlying areas, however.



LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 6:16pm


Views: 401
The pleasure is all ours!

Fiesta is always a great way to kick off a weekend, so what better way to kick off such a special one!

Here's to more fun to follow (and finding out who the other party dwarves are)!


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





Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 6:17pm


Views: 396
Happy weekend to you too, Kim!

Curling up sounds *so* tempting. Enjoy! Laugh


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





Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 6:18pm


Views: 398
**Self-serve starts now. In honor of FD, the bar is open all weekend! Enjoy! //

SmileHeartCool


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





Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 6:22pm


Views: 397
I was bringing matching lampshades for our stay at Daniel's place

C'mon. You know you want to. Cool

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 6:23pm


Views: 398
I second Magpie, Altaira

That bird says 'oriole' of some type.

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:25pm


Views: 394
*singing* Feed the birds, tuppence a bag...

Gotta love our birdie buddies! Sounds like you have a lot of the same kinds of birds that visit my backyard, Brethil. I've also got Carolina wrens that are trying to build a nest in the Christmas cactus on the front porch, American robins, Ruby-throated hummingbirds, a couple of brown thrashers (not common in my area), a pair of pileated woodpeckers, red tailed and broad shouldered hawks, at least two each of barn owls, barred owls, great-horned owls and the occasional screech owl. etc, etc. I love seeing them every day.Heart

I even had a peregrine falcon visit my yard a few years ago. It kept eating all the mourning doves, and one time, it even swooped down, grabbed a dove and ran into the kitchen window with a BANG!Crazy It rattled the window so hard, I still can't believe it didn't even crack, much less break. Scared the crud out of me at the time because I was in another part of the house and didn't know what had happened. When I heard the bang, I ran into the kitchen and saw the falcon get up off the ground after laying there stunned for a minute and fly away trailing the feathers of its victim. I don't know why, but one day it just left and hasn't come back since. Can't say I'm upset about that.Unimpressed

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:29pm


Views: 390
Hi Kim

Thanks very much. I can't even express how much I appreciate everyone's concern.Smile

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 6:38pm


Views: 390
Thank you Eruvandi - you reminded me of some regulars i left off my list..

Like the robins and Carolinas - I have a pair of them (the biggest mouthed little birds ever..!) and posting to Altaira reminds me we have Baltimore orioles due in any day now.
I saw upthread about your dad - sincere best wishes. Its a lot to manage. Angelic Angelic

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


(This post was edited by Brethil on Apr 25 2014, 6:38pm)


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:45pm


Views: 389
I have Welsh ancestry too

Maybe we're related somewhere along the line.Wink

I've done some genealogy research myself and although I haven't traced my family tree back overseas yet (I'm working on getting it past the Civil War) I know from my mom and dad that I had a Welsh ancestor named Wealthy Ives who was a lady in waiting. That's literally all I know about her so I look forward to getting my research back far enough that I can find our more.

Good luck on sorting through those records!

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:55pm


Views: 379
The cute little wrens are definitely my faves

They sing so pretty even if they are a little mischievous. My mom likes to hang seasonal wreaths on the front door and the only problem with that is that sometimes the wrens have tried to roost in them overnight. They usually fly away when we open the door but on a couple of occasions one of them has gotten into the house and we had to put the dog and cats (one of whom was like, "It's a BIRD! You have to let me eat it! You can't put me in my room! Noooooo!") in another room so we could try to chase the wren back out of the house! Wheeee!Tongue

Thanks for the best wishes for my dad. They are much appreciated!Smile

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 6:59pm


Views: 378
that's a great name. :-)

I have an ancester named Thankful which is cool, I think.

It can be difficult to track women, sometimes. I just found an Ives in Wales and a Wealthy Ives born in CT at familysearch.org. It could be the CT Wealthy was the granddaughter of your Wealthy Ives.

I had a good headstart on my greatgrandfather because he lived to be 103 years old. The local newspaper in Michigan did a story on him when he turned 100 and he still had his birth certificate from Wales! So there was some concrete information about him in that regard that gave me a place to start.

Working genealogy is one part research and two parts logic puzzles.



LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 7:01pm


Views: 377
*almost snorts milk out of nose*

BWAHAHAHA!Laugh

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 7:14pm


Views: 377
Ooohhh


Quote
It can be difficult to track women, sometimes. I just found an Ives in Wales and a Wealthy Ives born in CT at familysearch.org. It could be the CT Wealthy was the granddaughter of your Wealthy Ives.

That would be so awesome if they were related! I haven't had time to do as much ancestry research as I would like lately, what with my college semester being in full swing, but I can't wait until I can work on it again. I really enjoy learning about my family.


Quote
I had a good headstart on my greatgrandfather because he lived to be 103 years old. The local newspaper in Michigan did a story on him when he turned 100 and he still had his birth certificate from Wales! So there was some concrete information about him in that regard that gave me a place to start.

Wow! That's incredible that he managed to hold onto his birth certificate for all those years. I guess that really would give you a headstart!

I think the name Thankful is pretty cool too, btw.Cool

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 7:27pm


Views: 372
OK

Blush

But I want the blue one. It matches my eyes. Smile

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







cats16
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 7:51pm


Views: 367
Have fun curling up! :) //

 


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 10:01pm


Views: 441
Happy 15, TORn!

I would not be where I am now in my life without TORn to help me along the way. My experiences earlier this year in New Zealand I chalk up partially to you guys. It will be 10 years for me later this summer... it has been a wonderful time.

Sir Richard also gives his regards :)

NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 10:20pm


Views: 431
If there is an extra green one

could I join you? That would match my eyes. Smile


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_collapsed


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 11:13pm


Views: 427
hey hey everyone! Planning a relaxing weekend, after FINALLY finishing my dissertation paper :D

*chills with a cold pint*
Happy 15th, dear TORn Smile
Cool

"So your own praise will forever keep your name green,
Both here on Earth and on the stage of the stars" - J.G.Kittel, writing about the composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1740)
Zelenka music sample link
__________________________________________

Join us over at Barliman's chat all day, any day!
__________________________________________




(This post was edited by Xanaseb on Apr 25 2014, 11:14pm)


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 26 2014, 12:00am


Views: 417
Indeedy - blue will suit you beautifully!

(Tassels or no tassles...on the lampshade I mean.) Evil

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 26 2014, 12:00am


Views: 418
*checks inventory* Green! Got one!

Just tell Daniel what you want for breakfast.

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 26 2014, 12:01am


Views: 413
Congrats Xanaseb! //

 

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2014, 12:19am


Views: 427
Glad to be back home.

I had an encounter with a cyclist this morning who thought I had driven too close to him. Not content with waving me down and yelling at me through my open window, he actually opened my car door to continue yelling at me. I had to use both hands to wrench it closed again. I was a shaking mess afterwards.

Which is why I'm having a cream doughnut for lunch.

*rummages for hot chocolate ingredients*

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2014, 12:20am


Views: 412
oh my...

I think we may shock Daniel if we wear the tassels... Blush (PS no one, and I mean no one, would want to see that on me anyway...Tongue Laugh )

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







Glassary
Rivendell


Apr 26 2014, 12:46am


Views: 407
Oh no what an experience

Ataahua I'm so sorry you had to encounter ummm bicycle rage on the road.

Completely agree a donut and some hot cocoa will do the trick.
(pssst spike up the cocoa to calm the nerves).


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 26 2014, 12:49am


Views: 407
That's awful. And unnecessary. Here, drink this.



The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!





**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2014, 12:54am


Views: 415
*raises mug* Here's to TORn, our Founders, and weaver for giving us our own Holiday!

   
THIS PLACE ROCKS!!!!

Here's to ONE AND ALL... Including Peter Jackson and every single person who has worked so hard to bring Tolkien's work to life.


And especially... here's to Professor Tolkien. Bless you, sir. And thank you!

sample


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
3rd draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - January 2, 2014



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2014, 12:57am


Views: 405
oh no! omg...

That's an attack, imho! How terrifying! I'm so sorry...

WHAT A JERK!

I'm glad he didn't touch you physically, but this was a trauma nonetheless.

*big hug*

sample


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
3rd draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - January 2, 2014



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2014, 1:01am


Views: 417
Oh... I had some great news!

I mentioned some weeks ago that my Brother and 2 Sisters and I were being tested to see if any of us were bonemarrow/blood matches for our eldest Sister (she has MDS-cancer). I recently found out I'm a match! :D So we're waiting for her to return to Michigan from wintering in Arizona to talk with the doctors and get things going. It's a wonderful blessing considering her first prognosis would have her not with us now... let alone well enough to qualify for a transplant!

Register with the National Blood Donor bank... you never know who it could help :)

sample


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
3rd draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - January 2, 2014



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 26 2014, 2:02am


Views: 402
We 3 should get together and Wale! ;D My grandmother

was of Welsh extraction (Lloyd). But the Lloyds have been here since at least 1798, and we have not been able to find out where they're from over there yet. Unsure



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2014, 3:53am


Views: 405
Ainu!

*Hugs*! So good to see you here!

So...what happened at Weta? Did they let you work on The Hobbit? Shocked


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2014, 3:56am


Views: 404
Oh my!

Gramma, that is indeed wonderful news! Now the sooner she returns and can start treatment, the better! Smile


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






cats16
Valinor


Apr 26 2014, 5:15am


Views: 395
That's fantastic!

So happy to hear that. Smile

Hope everything goes well with the doctors to get the transplant process started after she gets back. Wishing you all the best.


cats16
Valinor


Apr 26 2014, 5:16am


Views: 392
Congrats!! //

 


Kim
Valinor


Apr 26 2014, 5:16am


Views: 395
Wow, something similar happened to me the other day

but the cyclist just stopped in the middle of the road and glared at me. That's pretty horrible that person actually opened your car door to yell at you. Totally get how that would make you shaky. Hope the cream doughnut helped.


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_collapsed


cats16
Valinor


Apr 26 2014, 5:19am


Views: 391
Yikes...

That's ridiculous. I had a similar kind of situation a few weeks ago, but not as aggressive as that person. Glad to hear you're ok now. Unsure


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 26 2014, 8:15am


Views: 382
Frightening.

But I am glad to hear you are ok now - was the cream doughnut tasty?

Cyclists can be very intimidating. I had the same experience about 4 years ago.

My worse experience, mind, and the only time I've thought "well this is me over" was about 6 years ago. I was walking home at about 11pm at night down an alleyway. A cyclist came towards me with a hood over his head. He passed me, but I suddenly heard his brakes. Before I knew it he was in front of my again, blocking my way. He then asked if I could help him, and he rummaged in his bag. That's when I thought "well this is me over". Then he pulled out a piece of paper and asked for directions. I must have let out the biggest sigh of relief when he carried on his way.



DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 26 2014, 8:16am


Views: 381
Bring a tent just in case ...

And a gas stove. My doors are still locked (unless you find a magic talking purse on your way here.) Wink



Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2014, 1:11pm


Views: 375
I had something similar happen.

The cyclist decided he needed to intimidate me when we got to a stoplight and reached through my open window for me. I closed the window on his arm and then the light changed so I took off. I opened the window just enough to let his arm go. My little Escort could go faster than him and I lost him at the next turn but I don't think he was going to do anything after that.

I reported it and it turns out there was a very aggressive speaker at a local cycling club meeting the week before telling cyclists to stand up for their road rights. This particular zealot follower was seeking out confrontation.

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







DaughterofLaketown
Gondor


Apr 26 2014, 1:36pm


Views: 372
Haha I am just getitng in on this!

Great picture!


Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2014, 2:31pm


Views: 370
I will sleep in a tent

as long as there is no creepy fog on the downs. I hate waking up to a drenched tent in the morning. Smile

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2014, 2:35pm


Views: 293
People can be so crazy

Especially on the road. I can see why you were a shaking mess afterwards, cuz that sounds like it was really scary!Shocked I probably would have been in tears if it had happened to me. I'm glad you're alright though. *hug*Evil

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Annael
Half-elven


Apr 26 2014, 3:54pm


Views: 282
congratulations!

that's a huge accomplishment! Enjoy your well-earned weekend!

Do y'all have to defend your dissertations in an oral exam, as we do?

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2014, 9:42pm


Views: 270
That would have scared the hell out of me.

Thank goodness it was entirely innocent!

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2014, 9:50pm


Views: 273
Thank goodness the light changed when it did!

I am gobsmacked at how aggressive some people can be, and to think they have a right to do it because of a perceived wrong. I told this guy that, sure, he thought he had a genuine point to make and raising it with me was one thing, but the way he was doing it was entirely wrong. I wonder if men realise just how small and vulnerable a woman can feel when she's being stood over and shouted at.

I went to my brother's last night for dinner and some live rugby, and left there in a better frame of mind.

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2014, 1:30am


Views: 261
Happy Founders' Weekend, everyone!

Fifteen years! I still remember finding my way to TORn very soon after it was founded. It's been an amazing one-and-a-half decades!

*Raises glass* To TORn, and all who post (and lurk) here!


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2014, 1:32am


Views: 263
Ugh, what a nasty experience.

I'm glad it wasn't even worse, but you certainly earned that doughnut!


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2014, 7:47pm


Views: 256
Happy Founder's day and happy birthday ToRN!

I don't spend half as much time here as I'd like, and you are all twice as welcoming as I deserve but know that I lurk often, this is very much my online home. Love to you all. *Raises glass*



Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2014, 10:55pm


Views: 247
Nope, don't have to defend them orally, though to be honest it would be much more thorough if we did!

meh, I'm not complaining ;)

"So your own praise will forever keep your name green,
Both here on Earth and on the stage of the stars" - J.G.Kittel, writing about the composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1740)
Zelenka music sample link
__________________________________________

Join us over at Barliman's chat all day, any day!
__________________________________________