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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2017, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Cheryl
Verse of Pern

I received an email as follows:

i would like to find the complete poems. all i can find are the snippets at the beginning of each chapter. the fire lizard song seems so beautiful but i can't seem...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 3 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

When this thread hits 100 pages (two to go!), let's start a new one.

I'm glad we got back up finally, and hope that everyone had happy holidays!
Forum: Announcements Jan 3 2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,294
Posted By Cheryl
Thumbs up Back up!

The forum is finally back up and running, after an extended down period. We had to move servers, and unfortunately I was not able to give warning before we went down -- and then getting back up...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Oct 12 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,968
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Inactive Members - FYI

I've just shunted a lot of accounts into the Inactive category, members that have not logged in for a full year, and members that have one post or less that haven't logged in for 6 months.
...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Jan 13 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 26,535
Posted By Cheryl
Re: to the administrators

Can you link me to an example where you see it, Peter?
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 17 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,627
Posted By Cheryl
Re: 2014 Hugo Award winners from LonCon

I haven't read this year's best novel but it's on my to be read pile - I've heard great things about it for months now, and it has swept all the major SFF awards this year - Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 17 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,627
Posted By Cheryl
2014 Hugo Award winners from LonCon

This year's Hugo Award ceremony is just wrapping up at the London WorldCon. I enjoyed following along for part of it on Twitter.

Here are the winners:

Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Aug 12 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,319
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Warner Bros. options The Dragonriders of Pern

There's more than that, SpaceCowboy. There are two different tv series in the works for books by John Scalzi, Redshirts on FX and his Old Man's War series on Syfy. I'm hoping both come to fruition...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 13 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,891
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Winning photos

Great photos Hans! Congrats on winning two months in a row, well-earned recognition for your efforts.
Forum: The Library Café May 13 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

((((((Moonlady)))))) Love and support and prayers for all you are going through with your son. I hope the professionals around him can help him deal with all the hurt he's holding on to.

...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 2 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Fandom Memories

I went to my first DragonCon in 1999, which was also Anne's first DragonCon. My memories are a bit fuzzy and as I went to several D*C in a row after that, they are all jumbled together, but I...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 2 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Wow, congrats Hans! That is quite a milestone, and it sounds like it was celebrated in proper style!


Here in MD we're still waiting to see if winter is truly gone or just slumbering. As...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 1 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Happy birthday anne

Tor.com has a lovely little tribute to Anne up today:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/04/anne-mccaffrey-gave-us-all-our-own-dragons-to-ride
Forum: The Library Café Mar 8 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Cilla - that is rough. I hope something gets worked out to a more sensible schedule and that the trip happens for the family.

We've used our snow days, plus one extra now, and I think the plan to...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 3 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Congrats to your sister, Moonlady! Nice for your family to have something so wonderful to celebrate!


My son is on a stronger antibiotic for strep throat now - I'm glad that I didn't second...
Forum: Events Board Mar 3 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 29,944
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Worldcon 2014 in London: Loncon3

I know already that I can't make it, though I wish I could! Medical expenses plus orthodontia for my elder kids have wiped out the travel budget for the year. And any time I can scare up sans my...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 2 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,950
Posted By Cheryl
Re: graphic novel

I'm glad you didn't overpay Mawra! Unless that first seller had had the 3-in-1 hardcover limited edition of the Dragonflight graphic novel, it certainly wasn't worth that price!
Forum: The Library Café Feb 27 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Mawra - kudos to you and Kibby, she and her centaur costume look fantastic! I'm glad you guys got to go have fun at a convention.


My son is still struggling with migraines, and we've been...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 27 2014, 07:52 PM
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Views: 230,486
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Feb 13 2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

The day is ending better than it started. Just when I think I'm at the end of my rope, I discover it's longer than I thought.

G's headache has stayed at a moderate level, I got the first wave of...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 13 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

This week has been an adventure so far and the adventures are continuing. Because the new meds hadn't broken my son's headache after a week, his neurologist sent us to the ER on Monday to try a new...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 7 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Delia - That is scary! I'm glad there was someone in earshot when you yelled for help. And good job being the squeaky wheel to get what you need as soon as possible. I hope your recovery is...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Feb 7 2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 26,535
Posted By Cheryl
Re: to the administrators

Hmm, I'd say it's fairly unlikely. But it's possible Pam has something set aside that she worked up for one of the romance books a while ago. Will check!
Forum: The Library Café Feb 4 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

We made it to the dr, despite rain changing to freezing rain on the way there, snow on the way home. His diagnosis is an extended migraine (not chronic migraine, which has specific meaning and...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

It's over 50F here today, so of course we're expecting snow tomorrow. This happened two weeks ago, with it over 50F on Mon followed by 9 inches of snow on Tues.

My son finally has his neurology...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 28 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Mawra, it's good that it's getting diagnosed now and that your family has familiarity with it already, but I'm sorry for Seth having to face this and for the new challenge it presents to your family....
Forum: The Library Café Jan 26 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Moonlady, I'm glad you were able to be with her and that she's not suffering anymore. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 25 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

His MRI took no more than 15 min, from lying down to getting back up. His pediatrician called and said the MRI looked fine, which does not rule out G having had a concussion -- concussions don't...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 24 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

G did fine at his MRI yesterday, and we even got sent home with a disc of images from it. Which of course mean nothing to me, but it's both cool and freaky to have.

Now we wait for the neurology...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 21 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

MRI is scheduled for Thur.

The snow has been coming down here since before 9 am. We were already off school for a professional development day, so at least we're not using another snow day.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 20 2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Moonlady, I hope they can get something figured out soon for your son. I'm sorry for the stress and worry while you wait for answers. And I'm so sorry for the wait with your mother. I agree about...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Regular Excedrin (called Excedrin Extra Strength) and Excedrin Migraine have identical active ingredients, but I do believe the bottle I bought was the one marketed for migraines.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 18 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Moonlady, thanks for the ideas.

The IV was torodol, which is related to ibuprofen but only comes in an IV form - therefore not available for home use. We did try Excedrin which contains caffeine,...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,356
Posted By Cheryl
Re: appreciate you dragon day

This seems like a good day to add to our MoM calendar so we can more properly celebrate in the future - today is almost gone already!

A wee bit of googling turned up this site, from where...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

No sports at the moment; flag football ended in November. We do remember him hitting his head as he came up from under a table. A solid blow but not anything you think much of beyond the immediate...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 16 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,468
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What have you read lately?

Cilla, your introvert book reminded me that I recently read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which is about a very introverted girl as she starts college. She struggles greatly to connect with people in...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Moonlady, it sounds like her passing is going rougher than my Mom's. I'm sorry for that, and hope they can help make it as easy on her as possible. If you haven't talked to Hospice, you should...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 14 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,468
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What have you read lately?

Hans, that puts me to mind of a book I read a few years ago, which was the start of a series of whodunit books set in Tudor England. Not quite the same setting, but still an interesting departure...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Let us know how your contraption works out, Cilla. I'm intrigued by the idea but also dubious!

Edited to add:

Wow, I need to relearn to check that the conversation hasn't moved on to a second...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Jan 14 2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Cheryl
Re: funny buttons

Good advice, Cilla!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Helloooooo!

We've been without a cat for two years now, but are about decided on getting a couple kittens. First a couple areas of the house need to be cleaned up, and I'm not making progress on that as of yet....
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Heh, Allen. We have a splitting maul and axe, but the pile is large and an electric splitter so much easier.

Moonlady - I'm glad your hand surgery went well and wish you a speedy recovery. ...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 11 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Cheryl
Re: And that's how the fight started.....

I've seen some of these before, but they make me laugh every time!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Happy 2014, everyone.

Belated Happy New Year!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Thoughts...

I've heard good things about it as a movie and think I would enjoy it.

But I've also read that it pretty grossly misrepresents things, purposely showing Walt in a good light and the hero of...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 320,009
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Good luck to you Zelandeth!



We've used our wood stove to keep warm this winter, which had sat idle for several years while our youngest was small. We could have just put a gate around it, but...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 11 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,468
Posted By Cheryl
What have you read lately?

I'm very bad at updating my Goodreads account; I should do that soon and try to connect with other members here that use the service. But I don't tend to remember to try to use it to figure out what...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 11 2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Return Of Angry Plecostomus!

Hiya Plec! Yes, I can merge your old account with this one, keeping the new email address. I will email you when that is accomplished, as you'll then have to login with your original user name...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,860
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Why aren't two greens rising a problem?

Greens also have a lot more potential suitors which leads to less jealousy over who does choose to pursue. They can be pursued by any male in the Weyr, which is just about half the dragons in the...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Jan 11 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Cheryl
Re: funny buttons

Yeah, it'd be more for curiosity's sake that I'd investigate.
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