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*unlocks doors* Welcome, one and all, to Founders' Day Fiesta Friday!
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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:01pm

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*unlocks doors* Welcome, one and all, to Founders' Day Fiesta Friday! Can't Post

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


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Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 4:05pm

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Wouldn't miss it! [In reply to] Can't Post

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
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Apr 25 2014, 4:12pm

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Mmm...rum, orange juice... [In reply to] Can't Post

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!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Darkstone
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 4:15pm

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Scarborough Faire cocktail [In reply to] Can't Post

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!)

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Kelvarhin
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Apr 25 2014, 4:16pm

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Happy Birthday TORn! [In reply to] Can't Post

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
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Apr 25 2014, 4:16pm

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Do you like my celebratory avatar? [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Huzzah! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

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!

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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:24pm

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No, not that! [In reply to] Can't Post

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!


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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:25pm

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Get plenty of rest... [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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


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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:28pm

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What in Middle-earth... [In reply to] Can't Post

*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!)


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Arwen's daughter
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Apr 25 2014, 4:31pm

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You don't look a day over 7 [In reply to] Can't Post

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



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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:32pm

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*plunks lots of whipped cream on top of glass* [In reply to] Can't Post

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!


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Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 4:34pm

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*hoists one for a toast to the Founders* [In reply to] Can't Post

*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

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Don't tell my stomach that ... [In reply to] Can't Post


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(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
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Apr 25 2014, 4:35pm

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What's funny [In reply to] Can't Post

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


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 25 2014, 4:36pm

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Wooohoooo [In reply to] Can't Post

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
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Apr 25 2014, 4:37pm

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Now wouldn't you love [In reply to] Can't Post

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


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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:40pm

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Whee! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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


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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:41pm

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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2014, 4:45pm

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

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

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.

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BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 4:46pm

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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

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What an exciting year of anniversaries! [In reply to] Can't Post

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!





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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:48pm

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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!


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dernwyn
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Apr 25 2014, 4:51pm

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It's hard to imagine [In reply to] Can't Post

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*


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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:00pm

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Sounds like a fun weekend ahead! [In reply to] Can't Post

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


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