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Old 03-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #1801
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:13 PM   #1802
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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.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:00 PM   #1803
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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
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:45 PM   #1804
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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!
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #1805
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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.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:02 PM   #1806
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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.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:37 PM   #1807
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As an addendum, I also assign my garden because I love it and weeding gives me peace. I feel like Sam Gamgee would approve.
I'm positive he would.


I assign the first sunburn of the year.
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Old 04-29-2016, 03:01 PM   #1808
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:17 PM   #1809
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:57 PM   #1810
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Seeing two such fantastic things above this post, so appropriately assigned.

Happy to hear you're better, Mith, and welcome back, Agan!
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:09 AM   #1811
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:29 AM   #1812
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:03 PM   #1813
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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.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:24 PM   #1814
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Good job!

Spread the good beard!

EDIT: Especially if your workshops are anything like the dream of phantom's...
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #1815
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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.)
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:48 AM   #1816
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:58 PM   #1817
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I assign seeing Agan, Lommy and Legate back in black!
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Well, that's a relief...but still!
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:46 PM   #1821
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To temper recent electoral anxieties, I'll assign this. It's useful to keep a sense of perspective.
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Cooking fudge for the first time and having it actually turn out decent.
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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.
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