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** Founders' Day -- What's the most unusual thing you've done today?
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 26 2013, 10:15pm

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** Founders' Day -- What's the most unusual thing you've done today? Can't Post

Let's face it, apart from the joy shared, educational and entertainment value, and the peerless community TORn can claim over the years, a reason we mark Founders' Day is because it is just a tidge (and then some) unusual to make a not-for-profit website and keep it up and running for over a decade.

Now I ask you, what is the most unusual thing you've done today? For instance, our friend QT served an ale to an Uruk; I gave a double b tuba a bath.

What say you? (Hey, if you can't in good conscience claim to have done anything unusual today, pick something from the past month.)

PS A big thank you to our founders, the staff and everyone else involved in keeping this thing going.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 26 2013, 10:15pm)


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 12:25am

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Was the tuba bad? Did it roll in the mud..? [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't know they needed baths. As usual, you have educated me, SirDennis! Wink

Recently I had the unusual fun of partially excavating a cracked septic pipe. I would like that experience to remain unusual.

This is a great community, my sincere thanks to all as well, Founders, staff and members . Long may we post in fellowship! Angelic

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2013, 12:29am

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

I learned how to operate one of these. It's new equipment where I work (a sign company), replacing a much smaller and less complex machine. A whole new software system to learn (now where did they hide the tool menu, again?).

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zâram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nâla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dűm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Starling
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 1:04am

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Pranced around the house [In reply to] Can't Post

with my feather duster, with the dog chasing me, to the strains of 'Enola Gay' by OMD. But that's normal around here on a Saturday.
Anyway, it's only lunchtime here, so there is still plenty of time for the unusual...


SirDennisC
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Apr 27 2013, 1:13am

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OMD? Hardly normal [In reply to] Can't Post

when they were current they were out of the ordinary, more so now... I do love the happy soundtrack of my youth... thanks Starling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jhdtm-nlKs


(This post was edited by dernwyn on Apr 27 2013, 2:37am)


SirDennisC
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Apr 27 2013, 1:18am

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nooooo [In reply to] Can't Post

they just need a bath every so often.... and since it is a new to me tuba, I wanted to get my predecessor's dna out of the thing for the big concert tomorrow. Wink

Strangely, if you leave the cleaning too long, a shared brass instrument can resemble a cracked septic pipe... at least from a psychological perspective (ewwww).

Dealing with septic systems is unusual in these parts... we just empty our buckets in the streets.Laugh


SirDennisC
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Apr 27 2013, 1:21am

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Nice, [In reply to] Can't Post

though where do you sit if you want to prank your co-workers?Cool

Seriously though, that looks like a fine piece of machinery.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2013, 2:17am

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You bathed a tuba. [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep. Hubby always seems to be bathing his euphonium, but I must admit, he does get a lot of spit in it. Tongue But then he always leaves a mess of brushes and towels around the tub...

I didn't do anything unusual, except open parcels ordered with gift cards and other birthday money...so now I'm listening to a nice Ralph Vaughan Williams CD (also got a Scott Joplin), and earlier was browsing two new additions to my collection, "Ring of Words: Tolkien and the OED" and the Weta Chronicles II. Cool Unusual? No, not at all...but very appropriate that they arrived on Founders' Day! Smile


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Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 2:22am

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Well congrats on the new Heavy Metal... [In reply to] Can't Post

and best of luck at your concert. AngelicHeart

(I have seen my niece 'primp' her bassoon, which I thought sat on one's shoulder like an RPG launcher. My niece doesn't let me touch it anymore.)

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."

(This post was edited by Brethil on Apr 27 2013, 2:23am)


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 27 2013, 2:23am

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is that linked weird for anyone else? [In reply to] Can't Post

It shows a link to youtube but if you hover over it it, it just says 'secret'


LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
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weaver
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 2:34am

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I posted on TORn for the first time in months! [In reply to] Can't Post

I miss the place, but I am working to pay for a tuba...!

And I am more worried about the kid who plays it taking a shower, though maybe he would do that if I told him he could take the tuba in there with him.

Cheers, Sir D and thanks for the fun addition to the day with this post...and you are right, we take for granted that this place is here. To have lasted this long is quite a feat -- and to keep it going is worth the effort!

Happy Founders Day to you and here's to a year of good but unusual things for everyone between now and TOrn's 15th Anniversary next April!

Weaver



dernwyn
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Apr 27 2013, 2:40am

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Fixed now. [In reply to] Can't Post

When I clicked on it, it originally went to a site for Secret deodorant! When I edited it, I found the word "secret" right after "url". Now that was unusual! Laugh


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Starling
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Apr 27 2013, 3:26am

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See, it's just as I said [In reply to] Can't Post

There's always plenty of time left for something unusual to happen...Cool


SirDennisC
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Apr 27 2013, 4:04am

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Thanks dernwyn and Magpie XD // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 27 2013, 4:09am)


SirDennisC
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Apr 27 2013, 4:08am

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Leave it to you... [In reply to] Can't Post

Bathing a tuba is out of the ordinary, what was unusual was getting in the shower with it to rinse it off Crazy

(You see, I was worried it would fall over if I just stood it up on its own... that's my story anyway.Wink)


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 4:14am

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I've been pretty boring today [In reply to] Can't Post

so the most unusual thing I've done today is setting up my new PC Crazy

*which I'm loving btw Cool*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Apr 27 2013, 6:07am

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Stuck a label on my head that said "Three francs" [In reply to] Can't Post

And someone else put lots of clips in my hair. I danced the Safety Dance.
My History teacher applauded my embrace of the French Revolution... my other teachers contacted the school's psychologist.

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)

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Starling
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Apr 27 2013, 6:18am

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Safety dance? [In reply to] Can't Post

Was it this one?
Now that brings back memories!


Maciliel
Valinor


Apr 27 2013, 6:21am

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not unusual for me... [In reply to] Can't Post

 
.... but perhaps unusual for others...

on my way home, walking down wooded streets, as i passed under different species of trees, i reached up to the branches and let the palm of my hand slide against the different textures.

slightly spiky, yet soft, for some sort of conifer.
smooth but slightly raspy, for some sort of deciduous.
small, and feathery, for a twiggy tree in bloom.

and, best of the best, and i wait for it each year...

there's a line of hunched, flowering cherry trees, close together. around this time, their overflowing, clustered, pink flowers make the branches droop a little, as if they were heavy fruit. i love cupping them in the palm of my hand, so soft, so full... you can feel spring stretching and awakening...


cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel


BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Apr 27 2013, 10:03am

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Yes, that one... [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile Although for me, it entails doing just about any dance moves.

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)


sherlock
Gondor


Apr 27 2013, 12:32pm

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Is that a puggle in your pic? [In reply to] Can't Post

I have one named Pippin. My scurvy dogs are in my pic with my late husband's hand.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 2:17pm

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Hah! [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually got Microsoft Word to do the formatting I required of it without my screaming, cursing, or threatening to throw the computer through the window.

Now THAT's unusual, if hardly up the level of bathing a tuba. Maybe if I dusted the piano?




BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Apr 27 2013, 2:41pm

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No, it's a boerboel. [In reply to] Can't Post

But they do tend to look like puggles at a younger age. That pup is now almost fully grown - he's my Aunt's dog, Gimli.

That's a really nice photo. :)

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)


Kirly
Lorien


Apr 27 2013, 3:33pm

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My lunch was a bit unusual [In reply to] Can't Post

since it was served on a (clean) metal trash can lid!
it was quite delicious too.

http://www.famousdaves.com/

Guy at work had a 35 year anniversary with the company so they took us all out to a restaurant of his choice.

My avatar photo is Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island. Taken by me in 2004 on a Red Carpet Tours LOTR Movie Location Tour. 'Twas the Vacation of a Lifetime!

pictures taken while on the tour are here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/Kirly7/LOTRNewZealandTour#


SirDennisC
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Apr 27 2013, 4:27pm

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A crazy question [In reply to] Can't Post

For the concert should I go all in and wear a tux, or should I dress neatly but comfortably?

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