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  1. Sending out wishes for a very happy birthday to my very dear friend Melrick. Unfortunately, they won’t let me ship you a Key Lime pie from JG Melon’s! :hug: :bday::wish:

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      Thanks, everyone.  I spent my birthday making my 169th donation at the blood bank and then doing a bit of grocery shopping.  Truly I live life on the edge! lol

    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      :hug:Even though you’re in Australia, thank you for being a blood donor, Melrick. Those of us who can’t donate sincerely appreciate it. 

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday! Now go drink some fluids. :)

  2. Wishing our very own Pittwitch a Happy Birthday. May your wishes be granted (yes, even THAT one!) 

    :wub::dancegirl2: :wish:

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    2. Desiderius Price
    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, PW!

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Pitwitch, happy birthday to you.  Hip hip etc!

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      :chook: VALIDATION, here we COME! :chook:

    2. Wilde_Guess

      Wilde_Guess

      Some of us, at least.  It’s certainly good progress anyway.

  3. Happy New Year to all my AFF friends and family! :party::beer:

    1. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Same to you, BW! :)

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy New Year, Bronxie :hug:

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy New Year to you and all!

  4. For everyone celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving! :balloon:

  5. A big Happy Birthday shout-out to the one and only @DemonGoddess, my fellow cranky old broad. Here’s hoping for a good year! :hug:  :wub:  :bday:  :party:  :wish:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday DG! I hope this year proves far more relaxing than the last.

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to DG! :bday:

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy birthday, DG :hug::balloon::bday: Hope you had a good day, and that the coming year will be better. 

  6. M Denis Villeneuve had best be working on Dune Part Two, or I shall hunt him down, remove his liver with my bare hands, and offer it to the Morrigan.

    And yes, Part One was an enormous improvement over David Lynch’s effort, although I might had chosen differently for the role of Lady Jessica. But by and large, c’est incroyable!

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      So you’re giving it your mark of approval?

    2. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      I’m 90% sure he is already. 

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Quote

      So you’re giving it your mark of approval?

      I am, actually! I read the books initially a very long time ago, and they stayed with me. I’ve reread them periodically, and I was SO excited when David Lynch was making the movie back in the early 80s. My brother and I were at the theater to see it the first week, I think, wide-eyed and breathless, but while the special effects were (for the time) amazing, and the film was gorgeous to look at, there was no passion. None. The best part of the movie was Jurgen Prochnow as Duke Leto Atreides, and perhaps Sir Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck. But the entirety of the first book is too vast to be covered in one movie, even if you were to show it as a three hour film. Denis Villeneuve left us on a cliffhanger, but he chose a perfect breaking point and I have high hopes that Part Two will be as wonderfully done.

  7. Eureka! I have a car again! Picked it up tonight, and I am utterly delighted with my gently used Jeep. :wub: 

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    2. Rick_Andrew

      Rick_Andrew

      Yay ! Brava ! Congrats on the Jeep find !

    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Congratulations, love! :D so happy for you. Our wee one still insists that you need to do a funeral for the old Jeep, though. I’m trying to tell him that a Buddhist cremation might not be the best idea… :tomato:

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Put this old jeep on a wooden raft, set it ablaze as it drifts out across the water!  (Evening is likely the best time to do this.)  Maybe even some celebratory fireworks?

  8. So, just when I think things are settling down, and life is beginning to approach normal once more, my car decides to die. This is not simply a case of spending a week with its favorite mechanic. Oh, no. This is a case of the computer no longer talking to any of its sensors, resulting in a very large paperweight that looks quite a bit like a Jeep. 

    The daft one and I are going car shopping tomorrow. Hide the whiskey...

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    2. Rick_Andrew

      Rick_Andrew

      • no problems with computer, ever
      • Never replace a battery
      • Manual shift
      • optional stereo (bring one)
      • Convertible
    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Seriously, it’s looking better and better. Everything I wanted to look at was gone, except for one car, which didn’t have a roof rack and smelled like something had died in it. With under 9,000 miles, it should NOT smell that bad unless the previous owner was a sweet little old serial killer who only dismembered victims on Sunday, after church services were ended… Yeah, I’ll pass on the dead person special. :lol: 

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Only a hearse should have dead-people smell!  (That’s the ticket, buy a hearse, cause I heard they’re a hoot to park outside the emergency at the local hospital.)

  9. Happy birthday! :hug: :wish: :2tubs: :party:

    ‘Tis also my daft one’s birthday, just to stretch that coincidental thing a bit further.

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to all concerned!

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I did get 3.4k of smut written, so that’s a win IMO :)  (And ironically enough, was one of the characters’ birthday too.)

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday to all, and to all a good-! Wait, wrong holiday. :)

  10. A very happy birthday to @foeofthelance and hoping this year brings lots of good things for you! See you at Ren Faire, lad, and I’ll stand you a mead! :birthday: :cheers: :party: :beer:

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’ll second that motion.  Happy Birthday!  :bday:

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy birthday, Foe! Hope you have a fantastic day. :bday:

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Hope you have a great one, Foe.

      Just wondering: Would your archenemy by “friendofthelance”?

  11. Sending birthday wishes to my darling @pippychick and wishing you all the very best for this year, and all the years to come. Love you! :wub: :hug: :wish: :party:

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Sure, I’m 21 too, once I get the court to sign off...um, correcting my birth certificate to reflect my desired age.  Anybody got a spare tube of time-reversal cream I can use to get nature to reflect my desires?

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      You are all younger than springtime, my darlings! :wub: 

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy belated birthday, Pippychick! :party:

  12. Wishing the very happiest birthday ever to my sweet Neko-baby, WillowDarkling! I hope this year brings dreams come true, love! :happykitten: :kittenpurr: :birthday: :bday: :wub:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, Pittwitch and Melrick. I had a fantastic day.

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Belated Happy Birthday!

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, JayDee :D 

  13. The happiest of birthdays to @Melrick, and hoping this year brings nothing but good things for you! :hug: :wub:  :birthday:

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Happy birthday!  Glad to here 49 isn’t fazing you!  :D

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Wait until I turn 50 then we’ll see lol

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      50 is kind of an anticlimax, because you spend a whole year worrying about it after you turn 49. :)

  14. Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to my dear Pittwitch! Love you! :hug: :wub:  :birthday: :cheers: :bday:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, PW!

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to you. :bday:

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Belated Happy Birthday!

  15. Because I think we need wondrous things in our lives, I decided to donate to help purchase JRR Tolkien’s home to help create a Tolkien Centre:
    https://www.projectnorthmoor.org/

    I don’t know if anything will come of it, but I feel like I should do some little thing for all the joy he’s given me for all these years. 

  16. Wishing @DemonGoddess a very Happy Birthday, from one cranky old thing to another! :wub:  :hug:  :bday: :wish: :party:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy Birthday, DG! :wish::cheers:

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Happy Birthday DG :hug:

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday! Hope the coming year is less hectic than the last one.

  17. So, it’s been a rough few days. My mom is in hospital with congestive heart failure, exacerbated by COPD, atrial fibrillation, and Parkinson’s. It’s been one step forward and two steps back for the past 4 days, but at least I’m allowed to see her for a couple of hours each day.

    So, if I’m a bit more absent, or crankier than usual, I apologize in advance.

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    2. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Aw man, I’m sorry to hear this is happening for you.

    3. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Ah fuck. I know I’m not around as much as I should be,  but you got a lot of folks here as well standing at your side. Hopefully soon it’ll be all steps forward soon enough, but stay strong. As has been said, your mother is lucky to have you at her side in these times. 

    4. Anesor

      Anesor

      Moms being sick is so hard, hope he’s getting ALL the good ones!

  18. Let’s all raise a glass of mead to @foeofthelance, and wish him a very happy birthday! I’m going to owe you two glasses of mead at the next RenFaire, lad! :lol: :cheers: :wish: :beer:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday!

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Cheers to Foe!

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Happy Birthday (belated!)

  19. Well. Five days without Internet thanks to Isaias, and I’m counting myself lucky because I still had power throughout. My neighborhood is mostly private houses and was largely in the dark from Tuesday until about 11:15pm last night. And ConEd is getting an increase this year… :blink: :pissed:

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      The world shrinks to an alarming size without the internet!

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Good yer back!

    4. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Glad to hear that you’re safe and sound, power loss or not.

  20. Happy Birthday to my dear @pippychick, and may the coming year bring only good things! Love you!
    :hug::wub::birthday::bday:

     

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday! 

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday, sweetie :wub:

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thank you all, and for the good wishes :hug: 

      It’s a work in progress. I mean, I accidentally turned up at work yesterday. The universally recognised protocol is to call in sick, but then I haven’t been well… :shifty:

      :wub: to you all.

      Love you @BronxWench and @Melrick

  21. The very happiest of birthdays to WillowDarkling, my sweet Neko-baby! I’m wishing for only wonderful things for you this year! :hug: :party: :kittenmeow: :happykitten:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, Melrick and JayDee :D I had a great day. 

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Even later Happy Birthday! :wish:

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, George :D 

  22. I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to the amazing Melrick! If it were possible, I’d send you a Key Lime pie from JG Melon’s, but you’ll have to settle for a virtual hug. :hug:

     

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy B-day, Mel!

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Happy happy birthday!

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Thanks for your birthday wishes, everyone. :)

  23. Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to my dear Pittwitch. Love you!

    :bday: :wish: :cheers: :twirl:

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Most wondrous of days :D

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to you!  Mine’s on the 22nd, although it’s been cancelled this year. lol

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, PW!

  24. The very happiest of birthdays (very nearly belatedly!) to @DemonGoddess  Wishing you nothing but good things (and some time off)!

    :bday: :twirl: :cheers: :wish:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy Birthday @DemonGoddess Hope you have a fantastic day (and some time off) :cheers::bday:

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, DG! 

    4. Anesor

      Anesor

      Many happy nothing-needs-to-be-returned!