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  • A Bulletin Board Christmas Story for Everyone!

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Bulletin Board, not a member was stirring, not even a troll! The stockings were hung by the computer with joy, in the hopes that St. Nick would soon bring them a toy! And what beautiful stockings they were! All bright colours bearing the initials of the owners, lovingly stitched on the front: HN73, JRG,, MB Stark, and JAGold, one for JB with kittens on the front, a bright pink Barbie stocking for DMK, a commemorative Canadian toque-stocking for MAZ, and a beautiful brocade tapestry one for AHC, and the one on the end with the Jack Russell peeping out of the top had KRYSWYN written on it!

    The chestnuts were roasting by the fire, jack frost was waiting outside for noses and all the children were eating their sugar-plum fairies. Paige had a purple one, Kelsy blue and Palisades had a lovely green one, but she accidentally let it go, so Regalmeans and RockyPony had to help her catch it. The yuletide carols were signing at their great team effort! Until Everythingbutwings (who of course had no wings) started pulling the wings off of the fairies in an attempt to find a pair that would fit her.

    But hark! Listen: out of the night a voice could be heard:

    On Canter and Robby
    And Duffy and Urchin
    VTrider and Spunky
    And Heidi and Slugger

    But do you recall the most famous member of all:

    Erin the red nosed Moderator,
    had a very red marker pen,
    And is you ever bugged her (bugged her)
    You would find your username gone (like VA Trainer!)
    All of the other members,
    used to laugh and call her friend
    For they knew that if they bothered her,
    they'd never get to play any games (like silly threads!)

    Then one foggy Christmas eve
    Colin came to say:
    "Erin with your pen so bright,
    won't you write my posts tonight?"

    Then all the members loved Colin
    as they shouted out with glee, (yippee!)
    Because now they'd never have to worry
    whether if what Colin said was real!

    As the children scrambled to the window to look out at the scene of Santa Jeb and his team of A/A Hunter Reindeers arriving on the barn roof, they saw something entirely different:

    We saw Portia kissing Santa Jeb,
    underneath the stable doors that night
    She didn't see Weatherford creep,
    Down the stairs to have a peep;
    She thought that had everyone had gone to bed.

    But she was wrong! It seems that many ladies had been waiting for just this moment to introduce themselves to the fine gentleman from the Pole! First Inverness and Devildog, then Twister, Finzean and Flash44 all came from their hiding places bearing plates of cookies and milk in futile attempts to secure themselves a date for New Year's Eve.

    But then, we saw Snowbird tickle Santa Claus
    Underneath his beard so snowy white;
    Oh, what a laugh it would have been
    Had they known what we did that night:
    We caught it all on film that Christmas Eve!

    Meanwhile, at a Nordstroms downtown, more singing could be heard:

    We three queens of Virginia are
    Duffy, Anyplace and Kennett Square
    Tailored Sportsmans, thongs and helmets
    Offering fashion hints at large

    O, blouse of wonder, jeans of might,
    Clothes with royal beauty bright,
    Bargain hunting, still deciding,
    Guide us to thy perfect fit.

    Moesha we have heard on high
    Making all the members sigh
    Offering up all of his advice
    Never being anything but nice!
    Glor-or-or-or,or-or-or-or-or, or-or-or- ia,
    In Excellent Equitation Form!

    And so, I'm offering this
    Silly thread to all members from
    One to two thousand four hundred and fourty two
    Altho' it's been said many times many ways

    Merry Christmas to you!

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    [This message was edited by Jair on Dec. 21, 2000 at 04:17 PM.]
    You Strike Me Still
  • Original Poster

    #2
    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Bulletin Board, not a member was stirring, not even a troll! The stockings were hung by the computer with joy, in the hopes that St. Nick would soon bring them a toy! And what beautiful stockings they were! All bright colours bearing the initials of the owners, lovingly stitched on the front: HN73, JRG,, MB Stark, and JAGold, one for JB with kittens on the front, a bright pink Barbie stocking for DMK, a commemorative Canadian toque-stocking for MAZ, and a beautiful brocade tapestry one for AHC, and the one on the end with the Jack Russell peeping out of the top had KRYSWYN written on it!

    The chestnuts were roasting by the fire, jack frost was waiting outside for noses and all the children were eating their sugar-plum fairies. Paige had a purple one, Kelsy blue and Palisades had a lovely green one, but she accidentally let it go, so Regalmeans and RockyPony had to help her catch it. The yuletide carols were signing at their great team effort! Until Everythingbutwings (who of course had no wings) started pulling the wings off of the fairies in an attempt to find a pair that would fit her.

    But hark! Listen: out of the night a voice could be heard:

    On Canter and Robby
    And Duffy and Urchin
    VTrider and Spunky
    And Heidi and Slugger

    But do you recall the most famous member of all:

    Erin the red nosed Moderator,
    had a very red marker pen,
    And is you ever bugged her (bugged her)
    You would find your username gone (like VA Trainer!)
    All of the other members,
    used to laugh and call her friend
    For they knew that if they bothered her,
    they'd never get to play any games (like silly threads!)

    Then one foggy Christmas eve
    Colin came to say:
    "Erin with your pen so bright,
    won't you write my posts tonight?"

    Then all the members loved Colin
    as they shouted out with glee, (yippee!)
    Because now they'd never have to worry
    whether if what Colin said was real!

    As the children scrambled to the window to look out at the scene of Santa Jeb and his team of A/A Hunter Reindeers arriving on the barn roof, they saw something entirely different:

    We saw Portia kissing Santa Jeb,
    underneath the stable doors that night
    She didn't see Weatherford creep,
    Down the stairs to have a peep;
    She thought that had everyone had gone to bed.

    But she was wrong! It seems that many ladies had been waiting for just this moment to introduce themselves to the fine gentleman from the Pole! First Inverness and Devildog, then Twister, Finzean and Flash44 all came from their hiding places bearing plates of cookies and milk in futile attempts to secure themselves a date for New Year's Eve.

    But then, we saw Snowbird tickle Santa Claus
    Underneath his beard so snowy white;
    Oh, what a laugh it would have been
    Had they known what we did that night:
    We caught it all on film that Christmas Eve!

    Meanwhile, at a Nordstroms downtown, more singing could be heard:

    We three queens of Virginia are
    Duffy, Anyplace and Kennett Square
    Tailored Sportsmans, thongs and helmets
    Offering fashion hints at large

    O, blouse of wonder, jeans of might,
    Clothes with royal beauty bright,
    Bargain hunting, still deciding,
    Guide us to thy perfect fit.

    Moesha we have heard on high
    Making all the members sigh
    Offering up all of his advice
    Never being anything but nice!
    Glor-or-or-or,or-or-or-or-or, or-or-or- ia,
    In Excellent Equitation Form!

    And so, I'm offering this
    Silly thread to all members from
    One to two thousand four hundred and fourty two
    Altho' it's been said many times many ways

    Merry Christmas to you!

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    [This message was edited by Jair on Dec. 21, 2000 at 04:17 PM.]
    You Strike Me Still

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    • #3
      but thrilled I was the first one mentioned!

      Merry Christmas to me, yahoo!!!!
      **Before you can be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.**

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      • #4
        YOU ARE THE BEST

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        • #5
          Jair, all this and tight tee shirts too???? You are the greatest! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

          How did you know I love tapestry brocade????

          Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Yay, Jair! That was wonderful! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              Wonderul [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
              "All life is precious"
              Sophie Scholl

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              • #8
                Jair, you know you are STILL my hero?

                That was AWESOME!!!!!
                Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Thanks everyone! I'm so glad you liked it [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I certainly had fun writing it!

                  My apologies to anyone I forgot or didn't mention! With so many members, I would have needed a few more days and probably a few 1000 more words to fit everyone in!
                  You Strike Me Still

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                  • #10
                    Jair! Good God, how could a person be so multi-faceted? I mean, rock scientist, fabulous writer, ride and compete in three different disciplines ... you are the quintessential Jack (Russell) of all trades!

                    Robby
                    When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.

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                    • #11
                      That was so cute! Do you actually have a job?
                      Man plans. God laughs.

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                      • #12
                        WHAT?!?! I never thought the day would come when even Regalmeans got mentioned in a story, but not me! Well Sarah you're not as forgotten as you once though. I, on the other hand, tend to fade into my surroundings. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] Sniff, sniff, cry.

                        Oh wait, was Becca not mentioned either? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] Well maybe that makes me feel better. Anyways, except for leaving out one very important part, that was great! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
                        Erin B #1
                        erinbardwell.com

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                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          LOL! Flash - I do indeed have a job! I am in fact supposed to be logging drillcore samples of diotomaceous earth from Baha, CA with an eye to examine the cyclical patterns of diatoms in order to extrapolate what the paleo-environment used to be. Then I get to make funky graphs and pie charts! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                          Thanks Robby! (now you know why I haven't email you!)

                          My dear ErinB, so sorry to have forgotten your stanza:

                          Dashing through the snow, on their happy ponies back
                          Becca and ErinB ride,Laughing all the time,
                          Over the fields they go, racing in the wind
                          Oh what fun it is to be a rider in the snow! Hay!
                          You Strike Me Still

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                          • #14
                            I wish I was talented enough to write an ode to you!!! The very best to you and yours! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
                            \"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E

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                            • #15
                              Jair, hahaha that's good! Now I feel much much better! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
                              Erin B #1
                              erinbardwell.com

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                              • #16
                                Thats great

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                                • #17
                                  Awwwh....how did you guess I'd have a JR puppy in my stocking. Thank you!!!! I feel so special! Hope you have the BESTEST holiday!
                                  ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
                                  Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

                                  "Life is merrier with a terrier!"

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                                  • #18
                                    Wonderful poetry JAir, but you forgot me [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] My feelings would be hurt but the thread is great and this is keeping me from work [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] , SO I can't complain to much.

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                                    • #19
                                      Jair you missed your calling, that is so creative!!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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                                      • #20
                                        That is so good! Take every nice thing I have ever said about you and triple it! ( The naughty things stay, though [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] )
                                        "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

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