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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2007, 1:30am

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We have been forcibly kept off the internet all day. We could only get as far as getting our password verified! We MISSED our TORn fix all day! A day without TORn is like a day without sunshine! We are so glad to "see" everyone again. I just about screamed when I actually got through. Poor OhioHobbit didn't know what had happened, but now he is happily ensconced behind me reading over my shoulder.


weaver
Half-elven

Nov 26 2007, 1:36am

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

Thanks for all the hugs and glad you got your Internet back!

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Mar
Gondor


Nov 26 2007, 2:22am

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Cyberspace! love- hate relationship. Glad you finally made it through. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 26 2007, 3:28am

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Of all the confounded nuisances! [In reply to] Can't Post

Doesn't it drive you Crazy, when that happens! Welcome "home"!

Here, for you, an appropriate parody which Ginger posted in January 2006 (yeah, I do like to copy-and-save a few of these! Wink)

“Wasting work time again at One Ring dot net” by Ginger

Tune:  Jimmy Buffet’s Wasting Away in Margaritaville

Checking out One Ring
Checking a posting
S-F-T-H or T-I-M-E
I should be working
and not just lurking
But TORn is more fun than book inventory.

Wasting work time again at One Ring dot net
Looking for a response to my post
Some people claim that Xoanon's to blame
But I know, it's nobody's fault.

I know what drew me
It was the movie
I had to know more about upcoming T-T.
I do love the books so
There's so much more to know
TORn is more fun than charging a book fee.

Wasting work time again at One Ring dot net
Looking for a response to my post
Some people claim that Xoanon's to blame
Heck, it could be my fault.

Chairman wants the budget
A schedule to be set
Magazines to check in, maybe claim
I don't want to be working
Rather be at One Ring
Discussing heros, Bombadil, and Anor's flame.

Wasting work time again at One Ring dot net
Looking for a response to my post
Some people claim that Xoanon's to blame
But I know, it's my own darn fault.


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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


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2007, 10:14am

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Thanks, Dernwyn, that was funny. [In reply to] Can't Post

The technical staff of our local internet provider took 4 days off for Thanksgiving. We figure one of them wanted to get on and saw it was broken!


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 26 2007, 10:27am

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*hides in corner armed with stale bagels* Just in case [In reply to] Can't Post

a group-hugs coming up. Nassssssssssty stuff. My internet connection has died at 2 am every now and then, I usually take that as a sign that I should go to bed ;-)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 26 2007, 3:33pm

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Isn't it awful!? Welcome Back! [In reply to] Can't Post

It happens to me all the time with my dialup at home. It's like Russian roulette.

This time? no. This time? no. NOW!? uh-uh.



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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2007, 7:12pm

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Don't worry... [In reply to] Can't Post

Virtual hugs are all I indulge in. I learned in my Norwegian family that hugging isn't done.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2007, 7:14pm

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Yes, dial-up is such fun... [In reply to] Can't Post

and we have no chance of anything else. Verizon has no interest in upgrading the phone lines here so we could get DSL; the TV cable company isn't interesting in running a cable down our road; and all the trees here means no satellite!


Draupne
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Nov 26 2007, 9:59pm

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Yes, we Norwegians like to keep our Personal Spaces [In reply to] Can't Post

free of clutter and other persons. If grunting "hi" isn't enough, shaking hands is the way to go. Some of my friends from university have moved to Oslo and started hugging, and they seriously freak me out. Scary, scary people ...


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2007, 11:24pm

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

just eastern Norwegians hug. My from-Stavanger-area Norwegian family goes in for hand shaking if the emotion of seeing one another gets to be too much.


Draupne
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Nov 28 2007, 12:32am

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I think it's just [In reply to] Can't Post

Oslo-people, and they can't be trusted anyway ;-)

They might think that they're being urban, civilized and European. Had they decided, we would have been a part of the EU, they might think hugging's the way of getting there.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 28 2007, 8:34am

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

Europeans did the double cheek-kiss thing. I guess the Oslo-ites can't bring themselves to go that far.


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 28 2007, 9:49pm

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Weird people down south [In reply to] Can't Post

do that. Very confusing which cheek to start with or whether it's 2 or 3 kisses, but it normally involves less body contact than hugging. The trick is to lean forwards without tipping over. Not that easy if you're drunk, which might explain why we here up north have a slight problem.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 28 2007, 10:23pm

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I know my mother (the Norwegian parent)... [In reply to] Can't Post

was freaked out by my father's grandmother (not Scandinavian) who had to kiss everyone (coming or going) on the mouth.


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 28 2007, 11:50pm

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Yuck! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's scaring! I would probably have jumped out the window. Or bitten ...


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 29 2007, 3:21am

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I guess she would have liked... [In reply to] Can't Post

to jump out a window, but she was the daughter of an immigrant farmer from Minnesota meeting her new sophisticated husband's family in Los Angeles, California.


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 29 2007, 6:03am

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Oh gosh, I'm having flashbacks! [In reply to] Can't Post

My mother says that I would wrinkle my nose and turn my face to *her*, and cry if I wasn't quick enough to foil "the kissing women".
Dad's mother taught me a few tricks when I got too old to get away with that behavior because she hated all that fake affection from those particular people as well. And she was always secretly pleased when my making faces and crying embarrassed them. She didn't approve of passing everyone else's germs to a small child like that (or the message that it's okay to let relative strangers kiss you as a youngster) . I miss her. =)

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(This post was edited by Eowyn of Penns Woods on Nov 29 2007, 6:11am)


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 29 2007, 10:45am

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I did the same! [In reply to] Can't Post

More hugging than kissing of small children here, but that was too much to. Apparantly I also completly skipped the "I love everyone" face that most small children have at some point. Now I must train my friends not to hand me their small children :-) Some people seem to think that small children should be passed around as vodka bottles.

Your grandmother must have been a sensible woman. Small children also need their Personal Space.


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Nov 29 2007, 1:41pm

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember when a friend of mine and I were in a grocery store and she had brought along her baby who was a few months old. We were at the cash register, and my friend had to get into her purse. She said, "Do you want to hold him?" like it was this big treat for me.

LOL! Not particularly, but okay.

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Formerly known as GaladrielTX


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 29 2007, 6:05pm

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I know what you mean! [In reply to] Can't Post

OhioHobbit's nephew's granddaughter was handed to him because "he hadn't held her." She started crying. The poor baby, just handed to a stranger.


Ciars
Rohan


Nov 29 2007, 7:45pm

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Motherboard sympathy hugs [In reply to] Can't Post

I just got my computer back yesterday and spent yesterday and today up/down? loading all the programs that got wiped when.....the motherboard died!! Yes, the motherboard - honestly I thought I was in a sci fi film when the techs on the phone said Id to leave it in to get fixed because of.... the motherboard!! Luckily Id backed upeverything - even the itunes library, because everything got wiped!! Fingers crossed its working as good as new now -Im speaking nicely to it just in casis basis!!




Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 30 2007, 12:29am

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Congrats on the forward thinking. Hope it will work well for a long time (n/t) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 30 2007, 10:20am

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There you are! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow! You must have been going nuts! It's been a long time and lots of angst for you. I'm glad to find you safe and sound, though :) Just in time for Fiesta!! :D

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)



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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 30 2007, 5:31pm

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Well, welcome back! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad you finally got through!

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