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    Quote Originally Posted by pkbax View Post
    Ouch. That must have sucked. Mine appears to be healing fine so far. Thanks.
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    *Walks in, jacket and newspaper in hand. Pours a coffee and sits at the bar. Opens newspaper.*

    Mornin' everyone.

    *Grimaces at the dust on the bar.* I guess the trolls are on vacation or something.

    *Takes a sip of coffee. Continues reading newspaper.*

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    Ok it's been a rough rough week.......between the sky is falling at work, my writer's block, the (figurative) tornado (ten year old boy) hitting my living room, dining room and entry way in my house then skipping hallway and hitting bedrooms leaving a mess in his wake of first week off from school and my husband that is still off work and lazy as usual; just leave a bottle of jack or jim and a glass of ice and keep it coming. I do miss you all and hi to the newbies. I promise to be back to my cheerful self maybe by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

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    Talking

    Hi Newb here, love the idea of this thread!

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    WOO HOO! I have crossed 50 posts! I'm surprised as. I didn't think that I had posted that much yet.

    Hi all! Welcome Rose, and everyone else who is new like me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyxkaa View Post
    hey ducky xD
    Hiya! Long time no see!

    Quote Originally Posted by night-flyer View Post
    Dropped in to say hi to some golden oldies and to empty out the secret stash and the secret, secret stash.

    *disappears into the night*
    Leave the bacon swizzle sticks!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jill Karg View Post
    Ok it's been a rough rough week.......between the sky is falling at work, my writer's block, the (figurative) tornado (ten year old boy) hitting my living room, dining room and entry way in my house then skipping hallway and hitting bedrooms leaving a mess in his wake of first week off from school and my husband that is still off work and lazy as usual; just leave a bottle of jack or jim and a glass of ice and keep it coming. I do miss you all and hi to the newbies. I promise to be back to my cheerful self maybe by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

    Cheers
    *leaves bottle of jack and bottle of cola*


    Quote Originally Posted by pkbax View Post
    My head hurt just starting to read that so I quit before it got too bad.
    It looked like my pharmacology homework, so I treated it the same by avoiding it altogether. :
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    Cool Hi from the Outer Reaches of the Universe

    Hi all, I'm new to AW. Erin from the Word Nerds sent me over to have a look around. So far so good!

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    *Walks in, covered in sweat, T-shirt drenched. Fans himself with his newspaper.*

    Whew, man! It is hot out there today!

    *Drops his newspaper on the bar and walks to the trans-dimensional A/C unit. Turns the knob on the front to the Ice Planet dimension, and smiles as a stream of cold air envelops him.*

    *Walks behind bar and pours a large iced coffee. Adds a few shots of liquid sugar and pours in milk until the mixture is light beige. Sits down at bar, opens newspaper, and takes a sip.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliecam View Post
    Hi all, I'm new to AW. Erin from the Word Nerds sent me over to have a look around. So far so good!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose-Writes View Post
    Hi Newb here, love the idea of this thread!
    Quote Originally Posted by BryanT View Post
    WOO HOO! I have crossed 50 posts! I'm surprised as. I didn't think that I had posted that much yet.

    Hi all! Welcome Rose, and everyone else who is new like me!
    Hi guys! I'm also new. Well....sort of "Schrodinger's newbie" if you will. I'm new and old at the same time.

    Also, if you see a gold-plated table lying around here somewhere, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuranes View Post
    Also, if you see a gold-plated table lying around here somewhere, please let me know.
    Sorry, but there was this recession thing.
    I hope you understand.
    We need funny people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian_Blaire View Post
    Better than my wet box in the middle of the street.
    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Wow...that certainly is a very large flute.
    Quote Originally Posted by SWest View Post
    Huh? What? Where am I?
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver King View Post
    For Kelly, and others seeking soft asylum.
    "It is only the large subjects and the big, sweeping themes that make cheap sentences possible." -Cleo Birdwell

    Tears are peanut & helplessness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyAssauer View Post
    Sorry, but there was this recession thing.
    I hope you understand.
    Well that's a shame.

    That table was given to me by tiddlywinks, at the end of the Pubber Wars. When the armies of Steam and Glitter ceased hostilities and ushered in a new era of peace in the Pub. There was a dance floor and a disco ball and everything.

    Besides, if people wanted gold, I put a Supernova Engine in the back room. All you had to do was start it up and set off a few supernovas, and you would've been swimming in newly formed gold. But sentimental value...that's one thing you can't make in the fiery heart of an exploding star.
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    Oh, that table. It's in the back, under the ping pong.

    I could use a supernova. Julia, Nora, BU, Ultra or Automatica?
    We need funny people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian_Blaire View Post
    Better than my wet box in the middle of the street.
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    Wow...that certainly is a very large flute.
    Quote Originally Posted by SWest View Post
    Huh? What? Where am I?
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver King View Post
    For Kelly, and others seeking soft asylum.
    "It is only the large subjects and the big, sweeping themes that make cheap sentences possible." -Cleo Birdwell

    Tears are peanut & helplessness.

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    Glad to see some life back in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuranes View Post
    *Walks in, covered in sweat, T-shirt drenched. Fans himself with his newspaper.*

    Whew, man! It is hot out there today!

    *Drops his newspaper on the bar and walks to the trans-dimensional A/C unit. Turns the knob on the front to the Ice Planet dimension, and smiles as a stream of cold air envelops him.*

    *Walks behind bar and pours a large iced coffee. Adds a few shots of liquid sugar and pours in milk until the mixture is light beige. Sits down at bar, opens newspaper, and takes a sip.*

    How is everyone today?
    Totally enjoying the ice planet setting. Wishing I could transport some of that cool back here!

    Doing pretty good. Avoiding real life work at the moment. But I can't delay that tooo much longer

    *LOVED* that intro!

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    *glad to see a golden oldie back in this thread*

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    Better than my wet box in the middle of the street.
    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Wow...that certainly is a very large flute.
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    Huh? What? Where am I?
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver King View Post
    For Kelly, and others seeking soft asylum.
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    Tears are peanut & helplessness.

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    Supernova? Interesting. Why couldn't I have found this place sooner.

    Now I just need to remember what I wanted with a supernova. Wanders off muttering to himself.

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    *pushes up trapdoor in cloud of dust and glitter*
    *coughs*
    *bangs head on bar stool and falls back down ladder*

    Dang it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuranes View Post
    Hi guys! I'm also new. Well....sort of "Schrodinger's newbie" if you will. I'm new and old at the same time.

    Also, if you see a gold-plated table lying around here somewhere, please let me know.
    Oh...so you think you can just waltz back in and have teh shiney precioussss, eh?

    *pets mysterious section of wall that looks like it might hold a murphy bed*

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuranes View Post
    Well that's a shame.

    That table was given to me by tiddlywinks, at the end of the Pubber Wars. When the armies of Steam and Glitter ceased hostilities and ushered in a new era of peace in the Pub. There was a dance floor and a disco ball and everything.
    ...
    But sentimental value...that's one thing you can't make in the fiery heart of an exploding star.
    D'aw...fine. FINE!

    *pulls lever, swings gold plated table out into pub*
    *polishes a speck of dust*
    *adds "Welcome back, not-newbie" sign in the Peanut Butter M&M bowl in the middle*

    *tries to go back down the trapdoor and realizes she swung the golden table on it again*

    Dang it.
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    Welcome, new peeps!

    Quote Originally Posted by KellyAssauer View Post
    Oh, that table. It's in the back, under the ping pong.
    Does that mean you know where the disco ball went, too? 'Cuz if we don't have one, I'm going on a quest to find us one.

    Quote Originally Posted by tiddlywinks View Post
    *pushes up trapdoor in cloud of dust and glitter*
    ...

    *adds "Welcome back, not-newbie" sign in the Peanut Butter M&M bowl in the middle*
    *quickly gets out of the glitter cloud's way* *adds a much smaller cloud of fluff and feathers to the mix*



    Speaking of M&Ms, has anyone had the new caramel ones? They're uh-mazing.
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    I haven't yet, but I did quite enjoy the coffee M&Ms...but then again, I'm addicted to all things coffee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crayonz View Post

    Does that mean you know where the disco ball went, too? '
    You should ask Tiddly.

    I'm thinking she's more familiar with where balls are kept than I am.
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    Better than my wet box in the middle of the street.
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    For Kelly, and others seeking soft asylum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crayonz View Post
    Speaking of M&Ms, has anyone had the new caramel ones? They're uh-mazing.
    I have. They were interesting. I certainly can't eat a bunch of them. though, mixed with peanut, and peanutbutter would be really good I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiscaraAvalon View Post
    I haven't yet, but I did quite enjoy the coffee M&Ms...but then again, I'm addicted to all things coffee!
    coffee M&Ms? Oooh! I want to try those! Where can I find them? I bet they are a regional test. *pout*

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyAssauer View Post
    You should ask Tiddly.

    I'm thinking she's more familiar with where balls are kept than I am.



    (Also, it's under the far side of the bar in the troll water. It might be a little shriveled looking.)

    Quote Originally Posted by BryanT View Post
    coffee M&Ms? Oooh! I want to try those! Where can I find them? I bet they are a regional test. *pout*
    WHERE ARE THESE COFFEE M&Ms OF WHICH YOU SPEAKETH??
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    Wait, coffee M&Ms?
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