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#1 2017-04-01 02:10:59

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
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Posts: 26887

QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Dearest Magpie,

I remember when you were contemplating taking these classes.  You were unsure of yourself, afraid you wouldn't succeed, but it was clear to me (and many others) that this was your path.

It is amazing to me that you were a teenager when you first joined Smarch.  I've watched you bloom and grow and become a dear friend and also super awesome!

This room is for you!!!!

Bighugs,
cyan


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

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#2 2017-04-01 02:34:32

Peter
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From: Austria
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*bows to the future Master*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#3 2017-04-01 02:51:27

Kenan
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From: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Magpie makes many mint-moments most memorable.


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#4 2017-04-01 03:28:18

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44998
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*decorates the room in bright flowers of all kinds*


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#5 2017-04-01 03:32:18

Peter
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From: Austria
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*decorates it with gummibears*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#6 2017-04-01 04:07:35

Kenan
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From: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*decorates with books*


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#7 2017-04-01 04:21:35

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32890
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Oh my god, you guys. You almost made me cry into my breakfast.

*huggles everyone*


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

 

#8 2017-04-01 04:23:42

Peter
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From: Austria
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*waves*
It's all Cyan's fault!

We'll definitely need to celebrate this in some way once you officially have the title. There's no way they can stop you now :)


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#9 2017-04-01 04:26:15

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26887

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Peter wrote:

It's all Cyan's fault!

YES, ALL MY FAULT!!!!


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

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#10 2017-04-01 04:27:51

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26887

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Magpie wrote:

Oh my god, you guys. You almost made me cry into my breakfast.

*huggles everyone*

*hugs back*

You deserve it!


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

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#11 2017-04-01 04:36:25

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32890
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Peter wrote:

*waves*
It's all Cyan's fault!

We'll definitely need to celebrate this in some way once you officially have the title. There's no way they can stop you now :)

Well, IIRC the exam is supposed to be just before The Witchwood Crown comes out, so we can celebrate both of these things at the same time.


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

 

#12 2017-04-01 04:38:27

cyan
Mantis
From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26887

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Wait...

It's not ALL my fault...  right...?


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#13 2017-04-01 04:41:26

Peter
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From: Austria
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Just the crying and huggling.
Also, isn't it 3:40am at your place right now?

*waves*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#14 2017-04-01 04:42:29

Peter
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From: Austria
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Magpie wrote:

Well, IIRC the exam is supposed to be just before The Witchwood Crown comes out, so we can celebrate both of these things at the same time.

Certainly up for Witchwood crowning our new Meister!


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#15 2017-04-01 04:49:18

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26887

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Peter wrote:

Just the crying and huggling.
Also, isn't it 3:40am at your place right now?

Yes, I am sitting here drinking by myself at a quarter to four in the morning.


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

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#16 2017-04-01 04:51:39

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Well, not entirely by yourself!


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#17 2017-04-01 04:53:43

Peter
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From: Austria
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Posts: 39622
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

I'm afraid I will have to do some other celebrating now though, because my sister's husband has caught up to my age, if only for a couple weeks.

Happy to see you for a moment though, and thanks for the beautiful new Mint!


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#18 2017-04-01 05:12:52

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
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Posts: 44998
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Going to try to find buttons for my brother's cardigan soon. (As in: a few minutes from now when I get up from the couch.)


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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First member of the Shadowmarch Council of Sages, Official Quiller's Mint Historian
You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#19 2017-04-01 05:50:25

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32890
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

I should go grocery shopping, and then do some work in the community garden. But I don't want to move.


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

 

#20 2017-04-01 06:17:39

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44998
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Need me to tickle you of the couch? ;) (Don't worry, I won't.)


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

Scrollbearer
First member of the Shadowmarch Council of Sages, Official Quiller's Mint Historian
You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#21 2017-04-01 06:30:49

Sahi
Mantis
From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44998
Website

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

I couldn't even, as the washing machine was calling me to say the laundry was done.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

Scrollbearer
First member of the Shadowmarch Council of Sages, Official Quiller's Mint Historian
You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#22 2017-04-01 07:16:51

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32890
Website

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Shopping is done.

But I've discovered I'm indeed coming down with a cold, which is making me slow and stupid.


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

 

#23 2017-04-01 08:21:50

Marian
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From: RVA
Registered: 2001-06-05
Posts: 21655
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Good maen!

I've been so sick. Yesterday I had a fever all day, up to 101, and very unpleasant cold symptoms. I haven't really gotten out of bed yet, but I might be feeling better. My temp is down to 99. my throat still hurts and I still have a nasty cough. I'm a bit worried about this being bronchitis or turning into pneumonia, but I will just keep taking it easy today

 

#24 2017-04-01 08:25:53

Marian
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From: RVA
Registered: 2001-06-05
Posts: 21655
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

My friend's mother's memorial service is today, no way I can go to that.

Great room, though! Magpie, so very happy for you and your massive accomplishments. You have been strong, persistent and resilient. Cheers!

 

#25 2017-04-01 08:36:00

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32890
Website

Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Yikes, Marian! I hope you feel better soon!
I did pack up some seeds and tools and cycled over to the community garden... and then saw how many people there are, and my brain went, "nope, can't do it, can't people today!"
So I just went to buy some olives, which I'd forgotten earlier, and went back home.


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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