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  1. I just stopped in to say "Hi". It's been a long, long since I had the time to surf around. So glad I was able to navigate back here. I did a google search and misspelled a word and saw in one of the responses "Ogame". I immediately thought of the great times in UNI 9 and now I hear there's going to server merges. It took longer than I thought. Just for giggles, I found DARK MATTERS once again [at least 3 computers later] and read through the Eleanor thread(s) - those were the days! Hoping to find all of you prospering in your current endeavors. I've been playing LOTRO pretty solid
  2. Holy smokes, I thought broccoli was pretty bad. Those poor ducks. Isn't the best part of eating the tasting of the food? I can't imagine anything else, even for ducks.
  3. Hey Gogo Check this out for news on the sequel: Avatar - The Sequel Gotta love the irony! Avatar will be profitable and that's what will drive this new franchise.
  4. Cool thread and very interesting responses. For me it have to be The Wizard of Oz. Certainly not my favorite movie, but as a kid growing up it seemed this movie was on network TV twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. As I grew up and had kids of my own and a VCR player, it was The Wizard of Oz that seemed to be the most viewed, like once a week. Now that I'm even older and with grandkids -- you guessed it -- they love The Wizard of Oz, now on DVD. I guessing it gotta be over hundred times already, I've watched the darned thing. Something about those flying monkeys kee
  5. That was the best way to start off my Christmas Eve. Thanks for finding that BHJ. And from all of us here to all of you...Merry Christmas and may the Spirit of the Christmas Season be with all year long!
  6. Wow a topic dear to my heart: Fat Tire Amber Ale - made in Fort Collins, CO by New Belgium Brewing It's the best...but, very hard to find on the east coast.
  7. Hey thanks you all. I did have great day; and yes Italian food FTW.
  8. Gogo Yer just gonna love it. And what a great deal you got - super planning and execution as always. Can't wait to read the live review once you get it home.
  9. Wow!! Steak Braciole! I haven't thought about this dish in years. There was a super Italian restaurant in my hometown whose specialty was Steak Braciole. The chef made the small finger-sized variety stuff with a filling of creamy (pureed) and spiced olives laced with some wonderful Italian sausage. The steak itself was melt in your mouth. It was served with a mild marinara sauce over the top. Too bad that old restaurant is out of business now. Such wonderful memories! Enjoy that recipe Funk!
  10. Turbine has been updating LotRO with a free upgrade about every two months or so since the general release last April. We are scheduled for the next one real soon, it was rumored to be coming this month, but time runs short, so possibly in February. These usually take the form of expansions to the land area, character skill tweaks/nerfs (depending on who you talk to, lol), more quests (EPIC, solo, fellowship and raid), new gear, enhancements like player housing, crafting options and the like. There are rumors of a paid expansion to the game in the future, but no date has been announced. No one
  11. Hey all Yeah, I'm still playing Lord of the Rings online and still loving it. It is a little like WoW but without the kiddies - the community is much more mature, 6 different characters to choose from: Loremaster (crowd control), Champion (Area of Effect DPS), Captain (Buffer, dps), Hunter (single target DPS), Burglar (Trickster, dps), and Guardian (Tank). Character build is set on virtues and traits which you earn through exploration, killing (grinding) mobs and using your skills. Level maximum now is 50 and it should take a casual player many weeks of playtime to achieve - it took me fro
  12. Claire, thanks for the cool video, Christmas time is pretty special! Wishing all of you and yours a joyous, happy and healthy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
  13. Howdy Old friends and new - I have not disappeared from the face of the earth. I did want stop by and wish all of you the greatest of Thanksgiving Days (and for my friends in Canada... errr ... um... Happy Thursday and belated Happy Thanksgiving). Since I retired from OGame a while back, I've busy with real life things. As you may remember, I was awarded a contract to provide interim management services to a long-time client right here in my home town of Raleigh, NC. I was thrilled that I didn't have to engage the skies as a road warrior any longer. It was so refreshing not to have to
  14. Gogo - Not too many people know this about me, but I have a profound hearing loss and have been told by the medical professionals that it's only a matter of time before I am completely deaf. Even though I wear hearing aids I have had to learn to read lips in an effort to compensate and that's only marginally successful. Each day I can tell my hearing erodes a decibel or two and it's time my family and I considered taking a course in ASL. I have picked up some ASL along the way and find it's very intuitive and with practice can be a very effective communication tool with nuances galore.
  15. Super job Schot and all who helped. 50,000 posts and to think we have all probably read them all. This is an amazing community and I am blessed to be a part of it.
  16. And for the low introductory price of $4.95/mo. OGame players can purchase "Asterisk Commander"... I shudder at the thought of what they could do with this new feature, errr bug or whatever it is.
  17. You guys rock! I've been checking on the planning threads since this all began and what a tremendous coordinating effort. And the outcome was simply spectacular, you guys had all the angles covered right down to this sleezy dude running into vacation mode. I also read the responses to the posting in the OOF and while I respect SNAFU's position on this, trying to support an alliance mate, he (and all of PAX) will get burned by this player in the long run. Keep your guards up and watch out for PAX. It may worthwhile to let SNAFU in on D.A.R.K.'s history with eleanor. I know that D.A.
  18. Wow... Happy Birthday Claire. You are very special 'cause you're a July kid too. Enjoy the new wrinkles!
  19. Hi all Thanks for all the wonderful thoughts and sentiments... I do still play LOTRO and right now it's the only escape from reality I have. And I do stop by here from time-to-time just to check up on you guys. The business is doing real well; very time intensive as I'm the only one I have, so I have to sell the consulting services, perform the consulting services, write the reports, do the books, pay the taxes... you know the drill. And there's no one to blame when a deadline is missed, so I simply walk to the mirror and yell at myself, lol. The birthday was great; my wife too
  20. I think fate has a lot to do with it. It would be a perfect fit. I was only just keeping the fleet warm for you anyway. You just need to send me a PM here and I'll transfer the password to you... And I would be honored to return the account to you...
  21. Hi all For some that knew and for all my other friends around here that didn't, last December I voluntarily resigned from my job with a nationally known consulting firm as the rigors of travel were simply getting to be too much. I figured that I was working 50+ hours a week and to get there I was travelling (flying) 10-12 hours each week. It was just too much. I re-focused on my own consulting practice and slowly began building up the business again trying to focus on establishing myself in the local (state-wide) market, easing the darned travel pains. As you can imagine the start-up is ra
  22. Woo Hoo Welcome back Ike and what a nice entry! If you need deut, just give me a holler...
  23. Happy Birthday gogo... my old friend. May the years be always kind to you.
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