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#1 2016-08-24 07:36:03

_Sahi_
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QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

As requested!

Congratulations, Sheila! (Even if you never see this!)

 

#2 2016-08-24 07:37:10

_Sahi_
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Now how did I manage to create two topics? And I can't delete my own posts?

 

#3 2016-08-24 07:47:01

Maladroit
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

_Sahi_ wrote:

Now how did I manage to create two topics? And I can't delete my own posts?

Sheila's win is worth two parties!?!?




Congratulations Sheila!!

 

#4 2016-08-24 08:07:16

Peter
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Congratulations indeed!

Just lifting those Tad manuscripts must be hard work, never mind working through them and keeping track of everything that's going on.


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#5 2016-08-24 08:39:52

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Congratulations from me as well!

 

#6 2016-08-24 09:35:53

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

I closed the last mint and deleted the double topic.


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#7 2016-08-24 09:41:42

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

*adds more congrats*


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#8 2016-08-24 10:00:14

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

*adds even more congrats!!!!*

...She deserves an award for just getting through the giant Tad-bricks!


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#9 2016-08-24 10:13:27

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Congratulations Sheila!! *throws celebration glitter and joins the party mint* *adds some Belgium chocolate to the party buffet*

 

#10 2016-08-24 10:22:24

Kia
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

G'maen mint! *waves to everyone*

back from business trip! My colleauges and I spent a nice few days in Leuven (which is close to Brussels) and had some very constructive meetings with our business colleauges. Of course there are still bugs left the new functionality, but I'm positive that I will hunt them down eventually *hums*

One of the Belgium colleagues, who lives in Leuven, showed us around a bit. Now I know that there are 20.000 students in Leuven and every faculty of the university university owns it's own bar - fun facts :)

We brought along 1kg of Leonidas pralinés for the colleauges here and I treated myself with a package of Godiva. I just hope they will make it through the heat since I wanted to preserve them for my birthday.

oh, and of course (even though I'm completely and utterly late): welcome back Tad and Tad family! I hope you enjoyed your trip :-)

 

#11 2016-08-24 10:41:21

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Kia wrote:

One of the Belgium colleagues, who lives in Leuven, showed us around a bit. Now I know that there are 20.000 students in Leuven and every faculty of the university university owns it's own bar - fun facts :)

Welcome back, Kia!

...What? Faculty have their own bar? Or each faculty member owns a bar?


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#12 2016-08-24 10:55:04

Kia
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

...What? Faculty have their own bar? Or each faculty member owns a bar?

*giggles* even though they call the town square the 'longest bar of the world'  this would be a bit much. But from I understood, each Faculty owns a bar, where the belonging students often gather: we saw the bar of the politics faculty and the bar of the economics faculty :)

 

#13 2016-08-24 10:58:55

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Kia wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

...What? Faculty have their own bar? Or each faculty member owns a bar?

*giggles* even though they call the town square the 'longest bar of the world'  this would be a bit much. But from I understood, each Faculty owns a bar, where the belonging students often gather: we saw the bar of the politics faculty and the bar of the economics faculty :)

!!!
(This seems shocking to a faculty member who works in a place where no alcohol is allowed on campus.)


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#14 2016-08-24 11:15:16

Kia
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Kia wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

...What? Faculty have their own bar? Or each faculty member owns a bar?

*giggles* even though they call the town square the 'longest bar of the world'  this would be a bit much. But from I understood, each Faculty owns a bar, where the belonging students often gather: we saw the bar of the politics faculty and the bar of the economics faculty :)

!!!
(This seems shocking to a faculty member who works in a place where no alcohol is allowed on campus.)

*giggles* the Belgium people are very proud in their beer and thus are not that strict about alcohol on the campus. They were even selling banana liquor in the university shop :)

 

#15 2016-08-24 11:37:05

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

*puts a giant chocolate cake in the shape of a Tad-brick on the table*

Look, the frosting says The Witchwood Crown!

Congrats Sheila! You very much earned it!

Celebrate! Keep up the good work!

 

#16 2016-08-24 12:14:28

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Congrats to Sheila Gilbert from me too. Well-deserved and long overdue.


I am just home from spending the afternoon with the lovely Ylvs at Ylvshome talking books (Tad, GRRM, Harry Potter) and TV shows (Jessica Jones) and movies (Star Trek, Hobbit, LOTR) and generally being entertained by the lovely Ylvsdaughters 1.0 and 2.0.

Of course, I brougt home the enormous stack of books Ylvs and Ylvsfamily brought back from Tadland for me


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#17 2016-08-24 12:29:39

Peter
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Welcome back, Kia :)

I am not sure universities run bars here, but I would be surprised if there wasn't more studying going on in bars and cafes than in libraries. Most universities don't even have a proper campus here, though some do.


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#18 2016-08-24 12:32:26

Peter
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Also: Lots of shiny Tad-books, Olaf! I hope you had reserved some shelf-space for those?


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#19 2016-08-24 12:34:50

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

I remember there was a bar that was in some way connected to the BOKU (university of agriculture in Vienna). But since I was only there for one semester and horribly shy, I think I was only in there once, with some people I sort of knew, and all I remember is being nervous and uncomfortable and the awful cigarette smoke smell in my hair and clothes afterwards.


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#20 2016-08-24 12:42:10

Peter
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Yeah, that is also a part of Austrian bars. Not sure if it's changed that much, despite all the new laws.


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#21 2016-08-24 13:01:40

Olaf
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Peter wrote:

Also: Lots of shiny Tad-books, Olaf! I hope you had reserved some shelf-space for those?

Nope. I need to do some serious re-arranging.


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#22 2016-08-24 13:02:30

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Peter wrote:

Yeah, that is also a part of Austrian bars. Not sure if it's changed that much, despite all the new laws.

I have absolutely no clue.

I would ask Herr Journeyman, but he has started his community service (instead of military service) so who knows when I'll see him again...


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#23 2016-08-24 13:04:17

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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Olaf wrote:

Peter wrote:

Also: Lots of shiny Tad-books, Olaf! I hope you had reserved some shelf-space for those?

Nope. I need to do some serious re-arranging.

Haha! Same here!

I had thought I'd only find a couple of "new" OA books I didn't have, but with Deborah and Ylvs' help, I was able to find a big stack, digging down into the layers of Morgenes-piles.

Now everything's weird, and I haven't found a way to get everything to fit on the shelf the way I want them to. Major re-arrangement efforts are underway... or will be, soon.


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#24 2016-08-24 13:19:35

Peter
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

I'm so sorry both of you have to rearrange your bookshelfs because you added to your collections ;)
Time for updated pictures as well!


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#25 2016-08-24 13:28:16

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Sheila Gilbert Party Mint

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Olaf wrote:

Peter wrote:

Also: Lots of shiny Tad-books, Olaf! I hope you had reserved some shelf-space for those?

Nope. I need to do some serious re-arranging.

Haha! Same here!

I had thought I'd only find a couple of "new" OA books I didn't have, but with Deborah and Ylvs' help, I was able to find a big stack, digging down into the layers of Morgenes-piles.

Now everything's weird, and I haven't found a way to get everything to fit on the shelf the way I want them to. Major re-arrangement efforts are underway... or will be, soon.

I haven't even been able to fit the new DBC on the shelf.
Definitely time for some rearranging here, too. And I either have to get rid of some books or get a new bookcase.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

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