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wilwarin538 01-18-2010 08:58 PM

Sign you're addicted to the Barrowdowns:

When you sit on a bus for 18 hours to go to a strange city in a strange country simply to meet people from the Downs. :D;)

satansaloser2005 01-18-2010 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 621982)
Sign you're addicted to the Barrowdowns:

When you sit on a bus for 18 hours to go to a strange city in a strange country simply to meet people from the Downs. :D;)

When you wish you could have done that.

Glirdan 01-18-2010 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by satansaloser2005 (Post 621983)
When you wish you could have done that.

We still love you! <3

And yes Wilwa I agree....but it was well worth the 18 hours!! :D

By the way, I will hopefully be posting part three of my take on Bostonmoot at some point...I've been way too busy to do anything and just started writing it last night before I got swept away on yet another adventure. :rolleyes:

satansaloser2005 01-18-2010 09:43 PM

I was typing on facebook just now and wanted to know why the :Merisu: wouldn't work. *headdesks*

Estelyn Telcontar 01-19-2010 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Feanor of the Peredhil (Post 621976)
There's an Esty Street in Ithaca, NY. It's not nearly as nice and welcoming as the real Esty, though.

Awwww... :Merisu:

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-22-2010 07:01 PM

You know you're addicted to the Barrow-Downs when you are sitting in your maths class and the problem on the board is about a plane travelling to Barrow, and you first read it as the Barrow-Downs. I seriously must have been having hallucinations!

wilwarin538 01-22-2010 07:10 PM

Today I was driving home and the car infront of me, their license plate started with BEJF, but at first I thought it said BEEF and I got way too excited. Too much P&A I suppose, haha. :p

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-22-2010 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 622268)
Today I was driving home and the car infront of me, their license plate started with BEJF, but at first I thought it said BEEF and I got way too excited. Too much P&A I suppose, haha. :p

You can never read too much Phantom and Alien.

You might be addicted to the Barrow-Downs if you have at least two of your friends (who are not Downers) with more to come that read the Phantom and Alien religiously.

satansaloser2005 02-11-2010 12:30 PM

So I was prepping a lesson for youth group and was typing Boaz. Typed Boro instead. :o

(Then, after texting Boro about this, he convinced me to keep it on the page. So I was teaching and was like "What the heck?!")

wilwarin538 02-11-2010 08:37 PM

Today in my Early Medieval History class my teacher was talking about Roland (some Medieval guy with a horn) and she said that anyone who is a Lord of the Rings fan (this sparked my interest and I jumped out of my boredum trance) should read the story about Roland because it would make Boromir's character "make more sense". I of course immediately thought of Boro88 and for a second was confused as to how my prof knew him, and then remembered the actual purpose of this website besides making cool friends, and made the whole connection to the horn and such....

Boromir88 02-12-2010 02:55 PM

Heh, yay sally! You kept it. I guess for wanting to convince you, this would be a sign of my own addiction. :p

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Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 623731)
I of course immediately thought of Boro88 and for a second was confused as to how my prof knew him, and then remembered the actual purpose of this website besides making cool friends, and made the whole connection to the horn and such....

I can take this in so many directions, but I'll just say thanks for making me laugh. You just made my day. :D

Rune Son of Bjarne 02-12-2010 09:36 PM

When I see the beer Stella Artois I think of Shasta, which is odd, since Shasta is lovely and Stella is rubbish.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 02-12-2010 11:11 PM

I think that addiction might come in the form of typing "facebook.com" in the URL and start to type "forum.barrowdowns.com" It doesn't matter that I can't get on the Downs on my home computer, it still is a habit.

wilwarin538 03-09-2010 08:43 AM

Yesterday at work I had to look up a customer in the system named D. Wilson. So I typed it in and was shocked to see that there were no results, since it's such a popular last name I was sure I'd have to search through a ton of names. It was then that I realised I had typed in D. Wilwa. :p

Thinlómien 03-10-2010 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Wilwa
Yesterday at work I had to look up a customer in the system named D. Wilson. So I typed it in and was shocked to see that there were no results, since it's such a popular last name I was sure I'd have to search through a ton of names. It was then that I realised I had typed in D. Wilwa.

That's quite hilarious. :D

I think one sign of being addicted is probably that when iTunes randomly plays you one song from the LotR soundtrack, you have to dash to the 'downs even from under a horrible pile of schoolwork. (Well, I guess everybody needs their pauses every now and then... ;))

TheGreatElvenWarrior 03-12-2010 11:07 PM

You know that you're addicted to the Barrow-Downs when you are plumb exhausted writing this because of an illness, that you swear is making you hallucinate; which means that you can't quite see well enough to write this.

You also know that you are addicted when you had a better celebrated Deathday, than an actual birthday. I can honestly say that my sixteenth birthday was the worst I've ever had because I didn't have the Barrow-Downs and wasn't wished happy birthday by a certain Downer.

Yup. I'm that pitiful. :p

Loslote 03-13-2010 10:31 PM

My little sister named her stuffed penguin Lottie (short for Charlotte)(despite my insistance that it should be Lommy, just 'cause it's a penguin) and now, whenever she mentions her new stuffed penguin Lottie, I wonder who's trying to talk to me. :rolleyes:

satansaloser2005 03-13-2010 11:07 PM

I've texted/IM'd people and automatically checked to see that my message didn't have more than three smilies. Don't want it to bounce back! :eek:

:p

wilwarin538 03-14-2010 07:30 PM

So in my Early Medieval Europe History class I'm consistently finding the word "Novgorod" and everytime I see it I have to do a double take, cause it just looks so much like Nogrod. :rolleyes:

Thinlómien 03-15-2010 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 625353)
My little sister named her stuffed penguin Lottie (short for Charlotte)(despite my insistance that it should be Lommy, just 'cause it's a penguin) and now, whenever she mentions her new stuffed penguin Lottie, I wonder who's trying to talk to me.

Aww. :D But you know, I was like "what? why would some kid name her soft toy after her sister?" ie. I was thinking your real name is Charlotte/Lottie. :rolleyes:;)

Loslote 03-15-2010 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Thinlómien (Post 625437)
Aww. But you know, I was like "what? why would some kid name her soft toy after her sister?" ie. I was thinking your real name is Charlotte/Lottie. :rolleyes:;)

Ha! Nice. It's not - and there's actually another similar story about that. I was watching this movie, and one of the minor characters was named Charlotte, and people called her Lottie. I had never noticed that Lottie was an actual name before, so I flipped when I heard people in this movie started using it. :p

Pitchwife 03-16-2010 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 625073)
Yesterday at work I had to look up a customer in the system named D. Wilson. So I typed it in and was shocked to see that there were no results, since it's such a popular last name I was sure I'd have to search through a ton of names. It was then that I realised I had typed in D. Wilwa. :p

This reminds me - driving home from work the other day, I was overtaken by a car whose license plate began with WIL-W. Imagine a big silly grin spreading over my face.

wilwarin538 03-16-2010 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Pitchwife (Post 625481)
This reminds me - driving home from work the other day, I was overtaken by a car whose license plate began with WIL-W. Imagine a big silly grin spreading over my face.

like this -> :D

That's really cool though!!!

Glirdan 03-20-2010 01:50 PM

So, I'm in my community theatre's production of West Side Story, and one of the songs is a dream sequence and I play Riff (who is one of the leads that croaks like half way through btw). Anyways, so we're in a polishing rehearsal (for those non-theatre folk, that's a rehearsal for fixing and tweaking choreography, making sure everyone's doing the same thing at the same time with the right and movements and all that jazz) and we were told by our choreographer to think of a happy place (which I think is hilarious because by this time in the play I'm dead). And me, being me, said out loud for all to hear "Boston!". So long story short, I have Bostonmoot and thus the Downs on the brain even while performing :rolleyes:

wilwarin538 03-20-2010 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Glirdan (Post 625674)
I play Riff (who is one of the leads that croaks like half way through btw).

Gah, way to spoil the ending. Don't need to go see it now. :P

satansaloser2005 03-21-2010 12:03 AM

Glirdan, darling, you are so rubbishly unmethod. But I love you anyway. ;)

I was watching Dollhouse last night and there was a little girl whose father called her Mariposa. Mariposa means butterfly. Guess who I wanted to tell? ;)

wilwarin538 03-21-2010 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by satansaloser2005 (Post 625687)
I was watching Dollhouse last night and there was a little girl whose father called her Mariposa. Mariposa means butterfly. Guess who I wanted to tell? ;)

:D

That was my Spanish name when I took Spanish in highschool. It's so pretty. And right now Good Morning America is talking about how butterflies are dying out :(.

satansaloser2005 03-21-2010 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 625691)
:D

That was my Spanish name when I took Spanish in highschool. It's so pretty. And right now Good Morning America is talking about how butterflies are dying out :(.

It is indeed. <3


And oh noes! I'll launch a protest. We must save Wilwa! :p

satansaloser2005 03-23-2010 02:32 PM

So....I was watching Dollhouse this afternoon, the unaired pilot. Topher asked Boyd if he'd been hanging around with 'the Phantom'. I did a bit of a double take. (They were talking about Dr. Saunders, for the record.)

Loslote 03-29-2010 01:18 AM

Over the weekend, I was at this retreat, and of the fifty people there, five of us had the same name. :rolleyes: So when two or more of us were in the same place, my friends actually called me Lottie, just 'cause they knew I'd respond and the others wouldn't. :p

satansaloser2005 03-29-2010 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 626211)
Over the weekend, I was at this retreat, and of the fifty people there, five of us had the same name. :rolleyes: So when two or more of us were in the same place, my friends actually called me Lottie, just 'cause they knew I'd respond and the others wouldn't. :p

Seconded. My contingency plan for more than one of me is to have people call me Sally. I usually get a weird look but people go for it. :p

wilwarin538 04-09-2010 10:23 AM

So at my placement they were doing a craft with some seeds, and one pack was of Perennial seeds and on the top it said Shasta Daisies. :D It was cool....and is my new nickname for Shasta....

Pitchwife 04-09-2010 11:15 AM

You know you're a Barrow Downs junkie when you come across your BD screen name in a discussion of the book you originally borrowed it from and it takes you a split second to remind yourself that this isn't the Downs and no one's talking about you.

Loslote 04-09-2010 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 626922)
So at my placement they were doing a craft with some seeds, and one pack was of Perennial seeds and on the top it said Shasta Daisies. :D It was cool....and is my new nickname for Shasta....

Am I the only one who now has the song "Santa Baby" (only as Shasta Daisy) in my head? I may just have to parody it. :p

wilwarin538 04-09-2010 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 626930)
Am I the only one who now has the song "Santa Baby" (only as Shasta Daisy) in my head?

ahahahahahahahaha

Now I do. ;)

Eönwë 04-10-2010 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Pitchwife (Post 626926)
You know you're a Barrow Downs junkie when you come across your BD screen name in a discussion of the book you originally borrowed it from and it takes you a split second to remind yourself that this isn't the Downs and no one's talking about you.

It's ok. *comforts* We all do it. Or at least I do. :p

If someone mentions Eönwë on the BDs, it always takes a second to realise that they're not talking about me.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 04-10-2010 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Eönwë (Post 626973)
If someone mentions Eönwë on the BDs, it always takes a second to realise that they're not talking about me.

Well, of course they're talking about you. Why wouldn't they be? :p

You know that you're addicted to the Barrow-Downs when you see a sign every day when you go to school that you always read as "Better Quality Bacon" when, to the untrained eye, it says "Better Quality Service".

Loslote 04-10-2010 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGreatElvenWarrior (Post 627174)
Well, of course they're talking about you. Why wouldn't they be? :p

You know that you're addicted to the Barrow-Downs when you see a sign every day when you go to school that you always read as "Better Quality Bacon" when, to the untrained eye, it says "Better Quality Service".

Loslote's Better Quality Bacon would have Better Quality Service, too, if its owner/manager/server weren't in jail so often. ;)

TheGreatElvenWarrior 04-10-2010 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 627184)
Loslote's Better Quality Bacon would have Better Quality Service, too, if its owner/manager/server weren't in jail so often. ;)

Yeah, I've noticed that. Hopefully they let said owner/manager/server out of jail long enough to actually get that prestigious title.

Loslote 04-10-2010 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGreatElvenWarrior (Post 627188)
Yeah, I've noticed that. Hopefully they let said owner/manager/server out of jail long enough to actually get that prestigious title.

Oh, it doesn't matter if they do or not, I'm about two spoonfuls of dirt away from freedom. There's a reason why I always ask for cell # 47. :smokin:


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