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Fly you fools, to Fiesta Friday!
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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 5:54pm

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Hang in there, DLB [In reply to] Can't Post

Look at all the Hobbit fun as a reward for getting through your work! I hope your weekend isn't at all "meh" Smile




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 30 2012, 5:54pm

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Good luch, Sil! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, it *must* be my good looks, lol. Crazy

Speaking of good looks, no speedos for the race? Awwww. FrownWink

Stay warm and run fast!


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





Starling
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 5:56pm

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History is made [In reply to] Can't Post

I made it before self-serve! Only because I woke up at the ridiculous time of 6am on a Saturday morning. What was I thinking?
Lots of coffee for me, please. I have a mountain of work to get through this weekend. Gearing up for the end of the school year means extra work just when I feel least interested in doing it. Crazy

And congratulations, Altaira. That is great news. Smile


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 5:56pm

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Williamsburg was just lovely [In reply to] Can't Post

This is our favorite time of year, with the cold weather and the leaves in such beautiful colors. This time around we were just tourists, although I did have a nice chat with the manager of the Visitor Center bookstore, who remembered me. Very nice man, but then, I've never met anyone working for Colonial Williamsburg who isn't pleasant and intelligent.

Have a great weekend, dernwyn!




Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 5:59pm

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Good luck you 3! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope the weather is invigorating rather than, well, inclement. But I imagine you're more accustomed to chill and wet than we are here in Texas, where it's still warm and way too dry.

When we get ready to switch out our carpet for flooring, will you come and help?

Have a great weekend, sil!




Eventides
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Nov 30 2012, 5:59pm

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

Well, I am still hoping to see a *manned* Mars mission within my lifetime, so by all means let's try it, LOL! :D

Thanks, and I hope you have a great weekend, too, Lily! :)

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Auxerre
Bree


Nov 30 2012, 5:59pm

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A DRC, please....and MAJOR congrats!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Outstanding news, Altaira, particularly since your clients came with. With an established customer base, you are very well-positioned for success, and I wish you heaps of success!!

I'd like a DRC, please, and if Annael happens to show up, send a DRC her way, with my compliments.

Hope you are doing well! Would love you see you -- who knows, maybe one of these days!!!

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Slayer_Of_Orcs
The Shire


Nov 30 2012, 5:59pm

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Congrats Altaira ... [In reply to] Can't Post

From an older TORN member but infrequent visitor ... here's to you (you're living my dream now) and here's to the Hobbit premier ... wish I could have been there.

A pint of Draught if you please and a blooming onion for those around me.

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They are coming ...


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 6:00pm

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Coffee, the wonder drug [In reply to] Can't Post

It's amazing how a nice cup of coffee will lift the spirits. And in your part of the world, you can get a flat white, my favorite cup of coffee ever.

I hope the rest of the school year goes smoothly for you and soon you'll be able to kick back and enjoy The Hobbit. Smile




T_Meyers
Bree

Nov 30 2012, 6:01pm

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I'm off... [In reply to] Can't Post

...from the day job this weekend but I'll still be working. Gotta get my book in shape for the release next week. Productive weekend ahead!

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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 6:05pm

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Cheers [In reply to] Can't Post

Although black and strong is my choice. I think flat whites are yucky!
Whatever the preference, caffeine definitely helps to get things going. Smile


Altaira
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Nov 30 2012, 6:05pm

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Too funny, Starling [In reply to] Can't Post

Waking up early on a weekend is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you do tend to get more done. On the other hand, the pillow is calling you back. Lol.

May your motivation return and last through the end of the year! Smile


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



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

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





Altaira
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Nov 30 2012, 6:08pm

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Well, hello there! [In reply to] Can't Post

How nice to see you here for Fiesta! And, yes, it would be fantastic to see you at one of the various upcoming events. The Oscar Party will be the next trip for BG and I. It would be grand if you could make it. Smile

One DRC now and one waiting in the wings for Annael (now, if I could only remember or work out what a DRC is, lol Crazy).

*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





Altaira
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Nov 30 2012, 6:09pm

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It definitely comes in pints! [In reply to] Can't Post

*slides one down the bar to Slayer_of_Orcs. It's nice to see you here, especially for Fiesta!

Thanks for the congrats and enjoy your weekend! Smile


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



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

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





Starling
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 6:14pm

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Well, there are compensations [In reply to] Can't Post

Hanging out here being one of them!
I quite often wake up super early on Saturday, because I am still in 'work-mode'. I always tell myself I will have a lovely sleep on the couch in the sun in the afternoon. Although it never happens, the idea of it is comforting somehow. Cool

12 days of school to go...


Altaira
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Nov 30 2012, 6:24pm

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** Puts out 'self-serve' sign. free drinks all weekend - have a great one! // [In reply to] Can't Post

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



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

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





Ardamírë
Valinor


Nov 30 2012, 7:34pm

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

That sounds super exciting! Smile

Wasn't the live-streaming of the premiere fantastic? It was a great way to be able to enjoy the festivities without the being able to be there. I hope they live-stream the next two!

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


Aunt Dora Baggins
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Nov 30 2012, 8:33pm

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Congratulations on the business! [In reply to] Can't Post

That is very exciting!

I'm looking forward to going to see Acoustic Eidolon at the local theater tonight. Other than that, no big plans for the weekend.


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Kimi
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Nov 30 2012, 9:24pm

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Congratulations, Altaira! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a great achievement.

It's the 1st December here, and a lovely mild day. The grass is getting away on us - the sheep are not keeping up with it!

December means The Hobbit opens *this* month!

We've just put our Christmas tree up. No broken decorations, and the lights work! Amazing.

I had my own small moment of professional delight this week: one of New Zealand's largest-circulation magazines (for locals: it's The Listener) ran a column inviting Kiwi writers and reviewers to talk about their picks of books in 2012. An historian whom I'm a huge fan of recommended mine! To be recognised in my own country is a huge thrill.

Time for that next coffee...


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Ataahua
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Nov 30 2012, 9:40pm

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That's fantastic news! [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations, Kimi! I'll run out and get a copy of that Listener issue.

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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.


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Kimi
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Nov 30 2012, 10:22pm

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

In all my years on TORn, I think I've made it before self-serve three times. :) And once was at 3 a.m. when sleep had utterly deserted me.

Good luck with getting through the work, Starling!


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My historical novels

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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 30 2012, 10:27pm

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Three times [In reply to] Can't Post

Now that is impressive. I am going to see if I can catch up with you.
I will start a training programme immediately. Crazy


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 1 2012, 3:22am

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Wow--your own business! Wow to the Premier!! Wow to Weta and so many newbies joining us :D WOW! [In reply to] Can't Post

We've waited so many years and gone through so much to get to "this week". The Hobbit finally has happened thanks to Peter Jackson's relentlessness. Even when he convinced himself he didn't want to direct it there for a little while... even that miraculously came around to such a satisfying and happy outcome. Here we are :) Together for Fiesta... celebrating the first of 3 Hobbit films... and I'm so proud that we stuck with Peter through it all.

And talk about relentlessness! A massive WOW for your achievement, Altaira. I'll bet you thought about doing this so many times. What guts to just go for it and lay your path for the past year. You've built this new life... and it looks so good on you! No one deserves it more, m'dear. I'm so happy for you! Well Done!!



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Starling
Half-elven


Dec 1 2012, 3:29am

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Four wows in your post title [In reply to] Can't Post

and a bonus extra in the post itself.
WOW! Cool
Gramma, you are a treasure. I love your enthusiasm and bright outlook - you always make my day. X


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 1 2012, 3:49am

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*sisterly hug* You are a treasure, Magpie... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know you're happy about you sons' success, and their success has so much to do with you and Mr. Magpie's love. Those boys know they can always count on you. You are their safe place. The change is hard and so clear... inevitable... but a blessing, too. Your relationships will be different, but better in so many ways. That you have such a great time with your boys, and them with you, is so great. I'm happy that you each have that!

And how much you must have been scrambling the past couple of weeks would be nearly impossible to calculate! Thank you for all you do for us :)



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



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