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#324992 - 10/06/10 02:51 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: MarkSJohnson]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8392
Loc: Tacoma
I just kind of noticed I was approaching 5,400. BFD, you may rightly say.

I always appreciated taking a moment to reflect when faced with those nice, round numbers. When I was but a lad, I collected baseball cards (in the good, old days, when you actually had to buy pink, gum-flavored cardboard to get the cards). Topps - who was at that time the only manufacturer - reserved numbers on the 100 (or on the 50) for star players. In a seemingly random assignment of ~700 cards representing each player in both leagues, Card number 1 was inevitably someone special, as were cards 100, 200, etc.

Now, I'm not going to be able to say anything "special" for post #5,400, but I do enjoy recycling threads. And Peter completely whiffed on his #14,000, so I had to pick him up.

I have reflected almost daily since the Axiom 30th Anniversary on how much I continue to value interactions here. That event helped me to "hear" posts in the voices of their authors, which has amused me no end. I treasure the experiences of that gathering.

Some of you have already heard this story, but I hope you will indulge me a Ray/Jack moment. When my Dad was sick before he passed away about five years ago, I was spread really thin to the point where I literally could not plan more than a day or so in advance. During that time, a personal philosophy crystallized for me - Show Up, Do Your Best and Be Nice. Some days, accomplishing even that was (and remains) challenging, but it was really all I could do. I am constantly surprised by the inability of the general population (and my offspring) to accomplish those tenets.

However, the good people of this forum seem to embrace those principles so consistently that I am unable to pull myself away from you.

Just keep being awesome, everybody.
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#324994 - 10/06/10 02:54 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: tomtuttle]
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I will.

Can't speak for the others.


Nice post, Tom. We like you, too.
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#324998 - 10/06/10 04:11 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: tomtuttle]
pmbuko Offline
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Is it raining in here?

Tom, that was beautiful.
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#325009 - 10/06/10 04:40 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: pmbuko]
Adrian Offline
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Is it raining in here?

No. Ultraman set the sprinkler system off with his Ray Weapon.

Uhh....not to be confused with the weapon Ray used in the anechoic chambre, for the record. laugh

Nice writeup, Tom.
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#325020 - 10/06/10 04:56 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: Adrian]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Nice Tom! I've always enjoyed reading all of your ever so eloquently versed postings. Sorry to hear about your dad, I did not know that.
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#325022 - 10/06/10 04:58 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: RickF]
tomtuttle Offline
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#325024 - 10/06/10 05:01 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: tomtuttle]
RickF Offline
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Well ... *most* of them were eloquent.

laugh laugh
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#325036 - 10/06/10 05:21 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: RickF]
jakewash Offline
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Very nice Tom.

Sounds to me like you are saying you hear voices in your head? wink
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#325074 - 10/06/10 10:36 PM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: MarkSJohnson]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I will.

Can't speak for the others.


Nice post, Tom. We like you, too.


+1
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#325080 - 10/07/10 12:32 AM Re: Anniversary Thread [Re: tomtuttle]
grunt Offline
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Hear, hear! Tom
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