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Inziladun 03-26-2016 10:33 AM

Timely blessings that remind me that I worry too much. :)

Rune Son of Bjarne 03-28-2016 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Inziladun (Post 704151)
Timely blessings that remind me that I worry too much. :)

I will have to second that.

I often have to remind my self not to worry so much, and when I succeed, it makes life so much more bearable.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 04-08-2016 08:00 PM

I was chatting with a coworker today about the difference between geeks and nerds and I mentioned my membership at this here bunch o barrows. He said, "The Barrow-downs?" and I took it as him not knowing about it. Turns out he has read the book and we discussed Tom Bombadil at length. It was fun and I'm so glad that we could chat. That, I will assign to the Shire any day

Galadriel55 04-11-2016 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGreatElvenWarrior (Post 704186)
I was chatting with a coworker today about the difference between geeks and nerds and I mentioned my membership at this here bunch o barrows. He said, "The Barrow-downs?" and I took it as him not knowing about it. Turns out he has read the book and we discussed Tom Bombadil at length. It was fun and I'm so glad that we could chat. That, I will assign to the Shire any day

I second that with a great second!

I also add those times when you can just come up and chat with complete strangers because you share a common nerddom. Recently, I got acquainted with a guy who was wearing a Game of Thrones shirt and a couple girls who were discussing Doctor Who monsters. Sharing nerd (or geek) obsessions makes you instant friends, and makes it easier to strike up conversations. So I assign geeks to the Shire any day, and geeks who show it I assign twice! :D

Pitchwife 04-12-2016 12:49 PM

I'll third it with great third (and fourth it with great quart, if need be)! Bonding with random strangers over shared geekdom is cool, I've had such moments with students across the circulation desk at the library where I work. One sported a bag the shape and colour of the Tardis, and it turned out she had been to The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff in her holidays. Imagine my envy!

I also third what Zil and Rune said upthread about worrying too much. I do that too far too often, but fortunately I'm unlearning the habit under the beneficial influence of my happy-go-lucky wife.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 04-13-2016 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Pitchwife (Post 704197)
I'll third it with great third (and fourth it with great quart, if need be)! Bonding with random strangers over shared geekdom is cool, I've had such moments with students across the circulation desk at the library where I work. One sported a bag the shape and colour of the Tardis, and it turned out she had been to The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff in her holidays. Imagine my envy!

I also third what Zil and Rune said upthread about worrying too much. I do that too far too often, but fortunately I'm unlearning the habit under the beneficial influence of my happy-go-lucky wife.

Lauri and I went to the Doctor Who Experience in 2010 when we visited Cardiff and it was so awesome. We both squealed when we saw the familiar park area outside of the building out of excitement and my mother got so startled that she almost crashed the car. Yeah, don't be like us when you go.

On a less chat skwerly note, we also went to the Eagle and Child and when I eventually get my behind over to Oxenmoot, I will be assigning that to the Shire too.


As an addendum, I also assign my garden because I love it and weeding gives me peace. I feel like Sam Gamgee would approve. :D

Galadriel55 04-14-2016 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGreatElvenWarrior (Post 704199)
As an addendum, I also assign my garden because I love it and weeding gives me peace. I feel like Sam Gamgee would approve. :D

I'm positive he would. :)


I assign the first sunburn of the year. :cool:

Mithalwen 04-29-2016 03:01 PM

Feeling better in mind and body (not yet right mind you but better).

Aganzir 09-16-2016 02:17 PM

Coming back here after a year's absence and finding the forum still alive and well. ♥

Galadriel55 09-16-2016 08:57 PM

Seeing two such fantastic things above this post, so appropriately assigned.

Happy to hear you're better, Mith, and welcome back, Agan!

Mithalwen 09-20-2016 11:09 AM

Thank you

Kuruharan 09-21-2016 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Aganzir (Post 705127)
Coming back here after a year's absence and finding the forum still alive and well. ♥

Yay, Agan's back! :D

We missed you.

Aganzir 09-21-2016 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Kuruharan (Post 705146)
Yay, Agan's back! :D

We missed you.

Aww thank you, I missed you too!

While I was gone, though, I've been spreading the love of dwarves by doing several beard workshops, both with friends and Oxonmoot participants. ;)

Kuruharan 09-21-2016 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Aganzir (Post 705148)
While I was gone, though, I've been spreading the love of dwarves by doing several beard workshops, both with friends and Oxonmoot participants. ;)

Good job!

Spread the good beard! :smokin:

EDIT: Especially if your workshops are anything like the dream of phantom's...

Aganzir 09-21-2016 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Kuruharan (Post 705149)
EDIT: Especially if your workshops are anything like the dream of phantom's...

*shifty eyes*

(I'd completely forgotten about that dream though and burst out laughing halfway through it... it's hilarious! And those dwarf heads would make gorgeous house decoration.)

Kuruharan 09-22-2016 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Aganzir (Post 705150)
And those dwarf heads would make gorgeous house decoration.

You Brute! :eek:

Pitchwife 09-22-2016 12:58 PM

I assign seeing Agan, Lommy and Legate back in black!

Thinlómien 09-22-2016 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Pitchwife (Post 705160)
I assign seeing Agan, Lommy and Legate back in black!

Awww, I assign being back and seeing so many familiar fa... usernames? :D And all the active new members too.

Aganzir 09-22-2016 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kuruharan (Post 705155)
You Brute! :eek:

Not your head, dearest Kuru. :p

Kuruharan 09-22-2016 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Aganzir (Post 705164)
Not your head, dearest Kuru. :p

Well, that's a relief...but still! :eek:

Inziladun 11-06-2016 03:46 PM

To temper recent electoral anxieties, I'll assign this. It's useful to keep a sense of perspective. :)

Inziladun 03-16-2017 04:16 PM

Cooking fudge for the first time and having it actually turn out decent. :eek:

Galadriel55 03-22-2017 12:09 PM

Having Jelly Babies for dinner. I blame this guy.

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Mithalwen 03-22-2017 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Inziladun (Post 706351)
Cooking fudge for the first time and having it actually turn out decent. :eek:

I do make quite a good chocolate fudge (though a cheffy friend said it was really ganache) but the last time I did something involving boiling sugar the instructions were a bit iffy and the pan had to be cleaned with a chisel.

Galadriel55 05-04-2017 02:51 PM

Nerdy things.

And May the Fourth be with you. :D

Inziladun 04-18-2018 04:50 PM

Having an unpleasant task unexpectedly canceled. :)

Galadriel55 11-29-2018 07:24 PM

Windless days with -1C and gentle fluffy snow in the winter. Absolutely wonderful days, and perfectly canonical Shire weather. :)


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