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    Nah, I was just going nuts and driving around the Melbourne metro area, so I could learn the layout of the roads better. (used up half a tank of fuel yesterday, but it was still all good fun!)

    Which game show is taped there? I didn't notice, actually...

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    Melbournes easy to get around its all on a grid, but you will be having fun, esp the tram lines when it rains lol.

    I think Deal or no Deal is taped out there.

    Drive past there @ 2pm on certain days a week down the st kilda rd end and when you see a crowd of desperate housewifes you know they are waiting to go in for the show lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo
    You know what? I've given this some serious thought... the name AbbyWinters.com, on its own, doesn't actually imply anything to do with erotica, so the t-shirt would only raise eyebrows with people who either have a laptop/web-enabled phone on them, or are already a subscriber of AW.com (in which they'd probably give a compliment, if anything).
    'Xactly. I'd encourage my employees to wear branded t-shirts & other stuff even when not at the office.
    Hey, it's free advertising. Plus might be another way to recruit new models round Melbourne.

    I mean, some may have heard of aw.com, and must be glad to be able to informally ask someone questions about it.
    Others will go "huh?" and then later go & find out what "that stuff on the guy/girl's t-shirt" was all about.
    Ya can't really loose, bar the price of a few t-shirts.

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    Such Memories !

    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyyy
    ... a channel 7 game show that is taped in Coventry street
    Guess what Stoneyyy ... I used to work in South Melbourne ... so at Lunch time I would go for a walk along " that " street ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo
    I'd even go as far as saying it's a community service to wear one... after all, you're encouraging people to sign up for an adult site that actually treats women with the respect they deserve, as opposed to the sleaze-filled rubbish that they're unknowlingly inclined to.
    Did someone mention AW T-shirts? I tell ya, gang, they're magical! You wear one o' those and the world is a better place. A much better place - and not just for you wearing it, but for everyone you encounter while your wearing it. I dunno how it works but it does, believe me. Give it a try - you won't be sorry!

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    G'day, my fellow Diablonians! (and general AbbyWinterians)....

    Hey guys, just letting you know I'm still in touch with the boards, for those of you that have wondered why I've gone silent. I'm in a state of transition right now, and have limited connectivity outside of work. The ADSL modem at my temporary place of residence has managed to fry itself... probably found those photos on these boards a little too intense to handle!

    Had a bit of a scare last Friday; my mother had been trying to look up Abby's company (she's the inquisitive type, and insists on knowing what I do). She appeared to be really upset at the thought of me possibly working for the adult industry at first, and sent me a rather terse and accusational e-mail; I then found myself having to defend my decision to work here. My mother seems to believe that there's no such thing as "tasteful erotica", and that "porn exploits everyone", but I'd think you guys all know how to prove those points wrong...

    Turns out she didn't actually find this site, she just found that one of the staff members here is affiliated with an Australian policital lobby association that represents the adult industry. After that exchange, she realised it wasn't worth putting me in more trauma than needed (as I said I was going to cease all contact with her if she couldn't accept what I was telling her), and seems to be getting over it. I hate having to lie about what we do to certain people...

    In other news, I've finally found a place to rent in Melbourne... took me a while, as there were heaps of competition among tenants in Melbourne's inner suburbs, and I was getting knocked back heaps, due to having no rental history and starting a new job in a new city. I was starting to overstay my temporary accommodation arrangement, where the mounting pressure from the owners, to move out, and my frustration in not getting approved, was making me panic.

    I ended up finally getting approved for a 3 bedroom house, that's a bit further out from where I was hoping to settle, although it's still cut my commute distance in half. However, I've suddenly been feeling ambivalent about it lately, for some strange reason... it's a large financial commitment afrer all, since I had to take out a 12 month lease to get approved. It's an old-style house, with wooden floorboards, and up until this time, I've always been used to the modern-style housing that is populous in Perth (with clean smooth walls and carpets everywhere). I'm moving in soon (electricity gets connected tomorrow). but I'm hoping I can get over these initial reservations. Taking on a housemate looks like it'll be worthwhile financially, as I could save a nice few grand in rent, but it'll be another new challenge I'll be facing, as it's something I've never done before.

    So guys... what's your advice on my situation? Got any other renting or share-housing stories/experiences you'd like to share? Any lucky choices, or regrets that you might have? Post them here if you wish

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    My first reaction: A three bedroom rental ...? I had no idea being on Team Abby paid so well. Or is is possible the house doesn't have any other rooms ...

    My advice is go with your gut. I can't live with roommates anymore ... live-in lover and wife, for sure but I learned in Japan I can handle sharing space with strangers and people I'm not intimate with but I don't like it at all. So it's all up to one's own tolerance level. I hope by now you know yours.

    Are you working to save or hoping to settle down? Don't know yet? That's OK. If your goals include building a financial nest-egg (which is always a good idea) then finding someone to take a room would be a great idea. Depending on the lay-out of the place you will both have a place to go without going out to get away from each other. And if your name is on the lease, you hold the cards in case things don't work out. And there is always the likelihood that a roommate will have knowledge of Melbourne you don't and prove to be a good tour guide and mate. (nothing against the rest of Team Abby but I don't think you should make work friends your only friends ... find friends outside of work, too) I had a similar experience my third year of college, where I lived in Boston and rented a room in a 5 bedroom flat with four other people. We all had issues with each other but we got along well enough to enjoy nights out on the town. I'm not that good at exploring a new place on my own. The fellow teachers I met in Japan three years ago also were good at taking me out and helping me explore (some more than others ... )

    Anyway, you've already done the hard part: getting the job and moving cross-country. This decision may seem major but it's just another step on the big adventure Hang in there, mate and Good Luck!

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    Heh, I was expecting matchless would pick up on the 999 posts, and drum up the suspense, in more absurd upside-down ways!

    Hey fellow Diablonians (and AbbyWinterians, too)...

    I've finally broken that mystical barrier of 1,000 posts! In fact, this is the most number of posts I've ever accumulated on any forum. Unfortunately I won't be joining some of you in the increasingly over-crowded dwelling that is the AW forum members' Permanent Resident Lodge; looks like someone else will have to take on TowelBoy's former bedroom (featuring dozens of towel racks drilled into the wall without the landlord's consent)...

    How's everyone's christmas going? Abby's given me two weeks off (nice of her, eh?). Sadly my current financial situation precludes me being able to fly back to Perth (where my immediate family live), or Auckland, NZ (where my mother's side of the family lives), and my parents can't help out either... so I'm having to find ways to keep myself entertained in Melbourne

    Not the end of the world yet, though. I've treated myself to a neat new mountain bike (with suspension, disc brakes and paddle-shift gears, yay); yesterday I took it for a good 50km ride, after not having done any decent exercise for the last 6 months... while it was fun, my legs are still slowly recovering Melbourne's got stacks of cool cycle routes that run alongside the various freeways and creeks. Hopefully, with more persistence, I'll be able to get as fit as Valerie

    Still yet to figure out what I'll be doing for New Years' Eve, though... I'm slowly building up my confidence at meeting new social groups (it's not easy for me, given my background/tendencies, I'm gradually recovering from the social disconnection effects of having moved cities recently). I'm hoping I'll have something worked out by then...

    I'm starting to come to the realisation that the house I'm renting is not really suited to my needs... I've decided I don't really want to take on a housemate anymore, and this leaves me with a house with 1 empty bedroom and a back room going largely unused. Plus, as it keeps accumulating dust and grit, I always find myself having to put more effort than I want to spend into cleaning it, and it's starting to make me feel drained as I get less and less return-of-investment from living in it. It's also still under-furnished (as I'm trying to clear off my debts that I've racked up over the last few years), and the emptyness sometimes drives me nuts.

    So, I'm now faced with the challenge of determining what sort of accommodation I really want... Apartment? Smaller house/unit? Inner city? Bit further out elsewhere (but with freeway commute)? The list of questions I need to ask myself goes on, and there's also the problem of breaking my lease (which I worry about, as it could get expensive if I can't get a replacement tenant, but I keep re-assuring myself it shouldn't be too bad). Perhaps some of you guys might like to tell me what sort of place you live in (or have lived in), and why you thought it was right for you?

    Anyways, thanks to all and every one of you that has taken the time to read and respond to my posts on these boards. It may seem insignificant at times, but to me, every reply I get helps me validate and learn new things about this world we live in, and participating in this community is an experience I wouldn't trade for anything else. Looking forward to the next 1,000 posts, it only gets better from here!

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    Hey Diablo "CONGRATULATIONS"


    you see it wasn't that hard and it's only a beginning, and as you said in my thread not too long ago, you work so hard which makes it harder to spend time on the board chatting with everyone else. But whenever you do, it's worth it, so don't you stop.

    You're being off for two weeks is quite a gift from your boss, I wish I could have had that when I was working, but hey, who can refuse a holiday. I'm pretty sure you'll find things to do, especially you're being in the summer.

    I hope you had a great XMas, and I wish you the best for the upcoming year, keep us posted and keep up the good work you're doing at AW.

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    Hey Diablo, congrats on your 1,000th post--I enjoy your artwork announcing it. Better screen-cap your message, 'cause once you make another post that magic number is gone forever!

    I wish you all success in finding new digs--I have no advice, except that I am a big believer in going by your intuition--do you get a good feeling or not when you walk into a potentially new place? At least you have a roof over your head and the means to afford it, which is more than some do. I went with my current place 11 years ago because it was in a nice neighborhood and I liked the look of the house it was in. I had no idea, tho, that it would get so friggin' cold in the winter!

    It has been a cloudy and rainy Christmas here in Artloverland--luckily a warm family get-together made up for it.

    Good luck, Diablo, and enjoy your time off... Artie

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    Hey Diablo,

    Congratulations on the 1000 posts. The rate I type it will take me 5 years to get there. So you have done well.

    I can't help you either. I have lived in the same house all my life except for some housesitting whilst friends have been overseas playing rugby for a few seasons. Did you live near the city in Perth or were you a suburban boy? If you are going to be using you new bike a fair bit why not get close to the city and not to far from Abby HQ then you can get use of the bike for work and make sure you get somewhere near to the bike ways so you do not slacken off with your fitness campaign.

    I am sure someone here will be able to tell you the pros and cons of breaking your lease but you might need to wait a few days for a reply as you have hit the quiet time on the boards between Xmas and the NY. How long is left on the lease? Have second thoughts about not having antoher person in the spare room, I know it is not ideal for you but if they are contributing to the rent it will help to get rid of those debts quicker. Anyway now everytime you start getting uptight about it you can jump on the bike and go for a relaxing bike ride

    As for not being able to get to Perth for now, I am going there for 6 days in the second week of January so I will experience the weather and the nightlife for you

    Hoping you find a great place to be for the new year, if nothing gets arranged drag together a few people and make sure you get down to festival square or the Yarra for the fireworks and soak in the atmosphere of the big crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artlover View Post
    Hey Diablo, congrats on your 1,000th post--I enjoy your artwork announcing it. Better screen-cap your message, 'cause once you make another post that magic number is gone forever!
    Art,

    Notice you are not all that far from a milestone (kilometre stone) yourself !!!!

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    A 1000th posts already.. neat Hope you had a fun christmas in Melbourne, on the bright side; staying there helps getting to know people and get friends in this new city. Would you say there is a large difference between Perth and Melbourne during such festive things?

    Getting as fit as Valerie is quite a target, heh.. that will keep you busy for some time to come. Any hilly terrain/tracks around?

    About your house question; it largely depends on the person really. I life in a suburb, fairly close to city-center yet far enough away not get noisy stuff (i.e. I get to choose when I want to hear loud noise;-). That means I can get to the centre easily and quickly yet when I go to sleep at home I have peace and quiet. That implies you want silence at night though

    The lease breaking is somewhat like this; ($lease_break_fee+(12*$new_place_rent))-(12*$current_place_rent) , now offset the difference calculated against what you WANT (also has value but tougher to calc;-). I.e. how much is it worth to you to have a smaller appartment (wouldn't recommend a small house, higher maintenance overall I would think, not sure what a 'unit' has to differ from 'appartment).

    I have no idea of the availability of houses/appartments and types there-of around Melbourne though.

    If you wanna work from home at times you'll need broadband/dsl of some sort which to my understanding isn't avail in 100% of Melbourne even now? Other stuff to consider is the neighbourhood (noise, security), where to park your car, distance to work (bike distance is better for your workouts;-).. lots of things to consider.

    At least you got some things figured out due to the current lease/house you have, that's a start Good luck house hunting and happy new year in advance!

    P.S. For some reason I thought that national flights within Aus. were fairly cheap, prolly got that mixed up with the USA though 'cos I just looked it up and a North->South flight is expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo View Post
    Heh, I was expecting matchless would pick up on the 999 posts, and drum up the suspense, in more absurd upside-down ways!
    Congratulations Diablo In all honesty, I wasn't paying attention to your post count ... or mine. I have been watching Artlover's as it climbs to the big 4K mark (and I just noticed fransAW is close to One Grand) but I was totally unawares of where you were at. Nevertheless, it deserves acknowledgment as do your graphics

    I don't have any advice about the house. I've always lived in apartments (when I wasn't living at my Mom or Dad's houses) and I'm very glad my current one has an extra room which I use as a library. I lived in the building next door five years before I moved in here (same style, same apartment space) but then I had a roommate and this room was my bedroom; I am much happier without the roommate (but the good thing is the friendship survived our year together.) Getting out of a lease won't be that bad if the landlord has enough notice (usually two months) to find another tenant. Look in your current lease for an escape clause. Having a smaller space will mean not noticing how little stuff you have and keep you from spending too much to try and furnish it but as you may have friends visiting you from Perth it would be a good idea to have at least an extra guest room.

    Thanks for the general update on your life in the new city. It sounds like you're settling in nicely. I understand how and why you may be taking a little longer and hopefully you are introducing yourself to the right social groups, and by that I mean right for you Have a happy 2007!

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    Melinda Enters the Arena...

    Ahhh well what do we have here then? So this is your pad Diablo... not bad, not bad at all... somewhat cosier than my place, but nice all the same, hehe.... no wonder I couldn't find this thread though, I was searching for "Diablo" in all the titles and the damn thing is simply called "New Coder" grrr, but I'll let you off Diablo since you didn't start this thread... so I hear (from you, lol) that you had a nice time at Tarra Bulga National Park on sunday, that's a great park, we went there a few months back, it's about a 40 minute drive from here, pretty windy roads on the way but they offer some pretty good views... ok, well just popped in to say hi, catchya later pal!

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    For Sale

    Diablo my friend,
    thought I'd pop over and give you a little info so you don't die wondering.
    Sale was discovered by Angus McMillan in 1840. Sale grew from humble beginnings to become Gippslands first city. The first resident of Sale, then known as Flooding Creek, was Archibald McIntosh. McIntosh set up a store, forge and butchers shop making Flooded Creek a settlement.
    Flooding Creek was renamed Sale in 1850 after General Sir Robert Sale ( 1782-1845 ), a British Army infantry officer who fought with distinction under the Duke of Wellington in India and Afghanistan. Sale further developed around 1860 when it became the principal supply source for the gold rush at Omeo and surrounding areas. Between 1883 and 1890 a swing bridge and canal were built , opening up the town to shipping via the Gippsland Lakes. Then came the railway, the RAAF base and Bass Strait oil, all of which kicked along Sale to become the place it is today.
    Any more than a light shower of rain turns the whole area into a morass so it's original name suited it perfectly.
    so now you know.....
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    hey diablo, came here after i came to know about this on Melinda's thread.

    nice history lesson peesoup

    Diablo, you know whats the best part of your job ? you can visit abbywinters.com at work and also reply back to the boss, "hey i m just working "

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    Hey Jesse! Why did you delete that post? Well you were too slow because I saw it already, what a cheeky little rhyme... well as the mayor of the boards I believe you need your own thread Jesse and I am going to start one for you, I hope you will come check it out because I think everyone (especially me) would love to hear more from our resident customer support officer!

    Luv Melinda

    P.S. and where is Diablo, here we are all sitting around in his thread waiting for the host himself to arrive! lol...

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    Hheeheeheeeheee, Melinda sees ALL !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda
    P.S. and where is Diablo, here we are all sitting around in his thread waiting for the host himself to arrive! lol...
    He's sitting here, watching all the action, but unable to respond until now because he's busy with a fair number of things (some of which you may or may not be aware of already)

    Meanwhile, I'd like to give some encouragement for Jesse to re-post that poem, if he doesn't mind

    Quote Originally Posted by nurdydude
    Diablo, you know whats the best part of your job ? you can visit abbywinters.com at work and also reply back to the boss, "hey i m just working "
    I actually have to review the content (imagesets and videos) when I write the blurbs that you're seeing on the news page. I'm sure some people would just kick themselves if I told them that's one of the duties I sometimes do as part of the job here.

    Peesoup: That was quite fascinating to learn about the history of Sale - thanks for scratching that itch. I had the feeling it was named after someone. Where was the swing bridge located? I remember driving up there just after nightfall, approaching along the South Gippsland Hwy (B440), and noticed I was driving over some elevated bridges that seemed to have swamplands below. I also noticed a really tall transmission tower over to the east (was this part of the RAAF base, or just a TV transmitter?).

    Oh, and Melinda - if you were wondering why I actually bothered driving all the way to Sale; I had been driving all day, and needed a good place to rest and refuel - plus, Sale seems like a good half-way turning point for a day trip; it's roughly about equal distance as Warrnambool is from Melbourne if you head out on the Great Ocean Road

    Anyways, guys, as you may have noticed, I've been posting some raves on the news page (Centaur's taking some time off right now - he'll let you know what's happening if he decides to say so). So, what do you guys think of my raves? I'd like to get some feedback, if you don't mind - it'd be much appreciated, thanks. Do you reckon they're fun, witty, dynamic, informative, or unconventional?

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    close but no cigar....

    Diablo, you missed the swing bridge by that much *holds thumb and first finger about a bees dick apart*.
    The swing bridge is over the La Trobe River about 4 km south of Sale. As you were heading over the raised causeways into Sale it was just off to your right down at the river level. You can just see it from the road if you know where to look, but you would have had buckley's in the dark. And the tower you saw most likely was at the RAAF base ( which is to the east of Sale ). There are quite a few of them dotted around the base along with a really cool radar dome that looks like a giant golf ball.
    cheers bud, Peesoup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo View Post
    He's sitting here, watching all the action, but unable to respond until now because he's busy with a fair number of things (some of which you may or may not be aware of already)

    Meanwhile, I'd like to give some encouragement for Jesse to re-post that poem, if he doesn't mind
    Hmm, that'd be right, just sitting back watching all the action until we all tire ourselves out and then you jump in at the last moment when we least expect it! Yeah I know you're busy Diablo, don't worry about me nagging you to post all the time, just give me a good slap across the face and a "shuddup!".... I can handle it (as long as you say it in a cool italian mobster kinda way )... Just so you know though I've appreciated all the cool posts you've done in my thread... oh and guess what? I found the mouse! He's dead, out dishwasher had to get taken away to be fixed and guess what was laying underneath it stiff as a board, yep... as well as about a thousand little tiny mouse poos, damn those things can poo! Oh and I think your posting on the news pages have been great Diablo, though your first one was the best when you pushed the wrong button and got zapped, I'm cruel like that because I enjoy other people's pain, hehe... I say keep 'em funny.... Anyway, catch ya later Diablo!

    And Jesse, please repost that poem, it was a beauty!

    Luv Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda View Post
    Oh and I think your posting on the news pages have been great Diablo, though your first one was the best when you pushed the wrong button and got zapped, I'm cruel like that because I enjoy other people's pain, hehe.
    Don't worry, Diablo ol' mate, she's just saying that. The Adorable Mistress Melinda (AMM) likes us to imagine she's a wicked and evil Uber Cruella DeVille, but really she's a total sweetie at heart. (Some of us have the scars to prove it — nah, just kiddin')

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda View Post
    Jesse, please repost that poem, it was a beauty!
    Yes, please do —I'm not like the all-seeing Melinda (see what I mean about what a sweetie she is) — I missed it!!!

    Please, pretty please, with organic strawberries on top!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda View Post
    Oh and I think your posting on the news pages have been great Diablo, though your first one was the best when you pushed the wrong button and got zapped, I'm cruel like that because I enjoy other people's pain, hehe... I say keep 'em funny....
    Hey, thanks - much appreciated. Creative writing was never one of my strengths at high school, but I'm amazed at the feedback I'm getting from fellow AWHQ staff and some members. I'm getting better at formulating them now. It does take a lot longer than it looks to write them up; there are many steps involved in the process. It's been a real blast thinking them up and putting them out to you guys.

    What's that, Mistress Melinda? You like being sadistic? Guess those evil eyes meant business. Ooooh, now that makes me suddenly conjure up a completely different image of you in my head...

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    Why is this thread in Mundane Chatter anyway? All other non-model staff threads are in general??

    About that newbie page you referred to on mainpage Diablo... it's sorta out of date Specifically the entire staff section. Hmm.. flash is missing there too... ah well, none of this is prolly fatal

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    Hey someone read my mind and changed the title of this thread... I was thinking the other day that I might ask Luxman to change it but it happened automatically... nice... and that's a good point you make frans, I think this thread should be moved to a better location too with the other staff... after all, this DIABLO we're talking about

    Hey thanks for the small update on centaur too Diablo, I hope everything is ok, I really liked centaur and he kinda left without a word so it's got me a little worried... if you talk to him tell him I said hi... yeah keep up the good work Diablo, the news posts are going well... ahh what, sadistic, me? Why, I don't know what to say, thank you for such a lovely compliment Diablo, you are too kind... that word does mean stunningly beautiful, right?

    Luv Melinda

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    The missing post restored

    Poor Jesse. That was actually me. We share a machine, and I didn't realise who's account was open on the boards. As soon as I saw the name on it, I deleted it, and then got distracted before I could repost it right. So here's the missing post in full:

    Aha! Melinda, distinguished honorary mayor of the boards, has opened your old haunt just in time to salute your latest accomplishment of contributing to the newspage.

    There once was a lad named Diablo
    Who wrote raves like that cubist, the Pablo
    Disjointed and fractured
    They'd leave one enraptured
    Why, they made our entire wee mob glow


    [Note the comment about mayor of the boards. Melinda wasn't being an egotist and appointing herself, she saw the post and the office was bestowed upon her. I think everyone here can see the logic of it. Sorry, Melinda, Diablo, and everyone, for all the confusion and commotion. Tho it has been fun ]

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    Hi Leprechaun, we haven't actually met, but in this case there is no introduction necessary Thanks for reposting the poem... it was only up for a few minutes yet you still can't get anything past the all-seeing, erm, me... and thanks for the honorary title of mayor too, I will wear the sash with pride!.... see ya round, umm, Leprechaun...


    Luv Melinda

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    All those accumulated M's...

    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda View Post
    thanks for the honorary title of mayor too, I will wear the sash with pride!
    Mmmmm —All hail, Magisterially Magnificent Mayoral Mistress Melinda!!!

    takochan

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    I would be proud if you wore nothing but the sash, Melinda...

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    Quote Originally Posted by artlover View Post
    I would be proud if you wore nothing but the sash, Melinda...
    I feel exactly the same way about you, artie...

    Luv Melinda

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    LOL!!! You wouldn't say that if you really saw it, Melinda!

    However, I look absolutely scrumptious in a toga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artlover View Post
    LOL!!! You wouldn't say that if you really saw it, Melinda!

    However, I look absolutely scrumptious in a toga.
    If I saw it Artie? hehe... god you make it sound so repulsive artie .... I bet you do look scrumptious in a toga, though I still think I'll stick with the togaless artie thanks

    And Diablo, I'm still liking your posts on the news page... are you sure creative writing was never one of your strengths? Kulda phooled mi!

    Luv Melinda

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    Bless you for saying that, Melinda. Despite your new reputation as a paddlemeister, you're a sweetheart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda View Post
    And Diablo, I'm still liking your posts on the news page... are you sure creative writing was never one of your strengths? Kulda phooled mi!
    Thank you - but I'll believe it when everyone else says so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo View Post
    Thank you - but I'll believe it when everyone else says so
    I for one think so too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo View Post
    Thank you - but I'll believe it when everyone else says so
    Today's rave was pretty good, I think:
    Jaws will drop. Eyebrows will rise. Spines will straighten. That's my forecast for today when we deliver you Janel's video...
    I like the rhythm of the first three sentences, especially. And I thought this bit was clever:
    Okay all you AW members... please form an orderly line by the door. I'll be handing out some abbywinters Access All Areas badges for you to wear while you're in Backstage 164...
    The thing I appreciate the most is that you seem to hate trying the same effect twice. Even if it's not always as good as those examples, the variety in itself adds a lot of liveliness to the main page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo View Post
    Thank you - but I'll believe it when everyone else says so
    Hah! Now you're just fishing. Everybody else has been saying so

    Keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySpork View Post
    Today's rave was pretty good, I think:
    Jaws will drop. Eyebrows will rise. Spines will straighten. That's my forecast for today when we deliver you Janel's video...
    I like the rhythm of the first three sentences, especially. And I thought this bit was clever:
    Okay all you AW members... please form an orderly line by the door. I'll be handing out some abbywinters Access All Areas badges for you to wear while you're in Backstage 164...
    The thing I appreciate the most is that you seem to hate trying the same effect twice. Even if it's not always as good as those examples, the variety in itself adds a lot of liveliness to the main page.
    That's an excellent stylistic analysis you've done there, MS. I think Diablo is diabolically good, meself...

    takochan

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