Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Mindful of March

Just as Tolkien and the Inklings used to meet at The Bird and the Baby, come in here to converse about whatever might be on your mind. This is the place for all off-topic conversation.

Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Mindful of March

Postby prmiller » Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:41 am

The Purpose for Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place
Sometimes it may bother others that someone has started an
entire thread to talk about how one feels about dentists,
or perhaps others may want to close down a thread that
once was fun talking about playing air guitar or air drums or air
piano, but has now slipped into something less enjoyable,
where only symbols, or a phrase or two appear, and not much else.

Perhaps you simply want to come here to talk about a great achievement
you have made.
How wonderful!
Let us think of this place where such banter can take place
such as what one might find in a coffee shop,


If there are good places that are specifically designed for the
topics raised here, I shall enjoy recommending them to our
many special friends who stop by for a visit.

It is not my intent to rival delightful places like
"Tea at Auntie's
or "Friends of..." adopters threads,
but that this place be a kind of "place between the worlds"
(to borrow from C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew)
and hopefully be a helpful alternative for those who want to raise a topic
and not feel uncomfortable that they may have used up good "bandwidth"
by starting an entire thread.

So, in honor of a friend named "Arwen",
I open up:
Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place!

If this place is considered redundant, all well and good.

As with all ventures, a bit of risk is usually involved...
thus I am taking a venture into "starting something."

Welcome...and enjoy yourselves!

:grouphug:

prmiller...aka Parm :)
Last edited by prmiller on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:56 pm, edited 77 times in total.
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby Gringitta_Blonde » Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:49 am

I really like the idea of this thread.... even if I can't think of anything to say.
User avatar
Gringitta_Blonde
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Thu May 02, 2002 11:41 am
Top

Postby prmiller » Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:57 am

<b>The Irony of Pondering</b><BR>We wonder if we're erudite<BR>we hope we are profound,<BR>we offer little sentences,<BR>that barely make a sound,<BR>but even saying, "I like that,"<BR>is coin enough for me<BR>to buy a tiny measure of<BR>your charming company.<BR><BR>Bright blessings,<BR>Parm <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby Jaeniver » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:12 am

oh wow great thread Parm! <BR><BR>And talking about dentists lol i have an appointment tomorrow and i really dread to go <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> last time i was in that man's office i ended up getting needles with sedatives in my cheek. <BR><BR>*hugs* and Parm, wonderful poem as always! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
User avatar
Jaeniver
Not all those who wander are lost

 
Posts: 4203
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 4:25 am
Location: Holland
Top

Postby starlin » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:19 am

Yeah, and talking about MY last visit at the dentist, it lasted only 5 minutes because everything was OK in my mouth! You know, I haven't had such a joyful day for years... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Anyway, this seems a good idea... I mean, this thread. *marks it in her notebook*
User avatar
starlin
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 2333
Joined: Wed May 29, 2002 8:43 am
Location: LT (Vilnius) - UK (London)
Top

The Medicines of Middle Earth

Postby prmiller » Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:02 am

I know that kingsfoil helps revive
and keeps a hobbit lad alive,
but truth to tell, they have a dearth
of dental care in Middle Earth!

I would not venture to surmise
how well such herbs used by the wise
can banish death and aid in birth,
but dentists? There in Middle Earth?

Alas, I fear, we must submit
and brace that pain that hurts a bit.
But I would give a coin of worth
for dentistry in Middle Earth.

Bright blessings,
Parm :-)
Last edited by prmiller on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby GandalfStormcrow » Mon Oct 13, 2003 8:33 am

Brother, you did it again. Great thread. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I'll be back here. <BR><BR>><>
User avatar
GandalfStormcrow
Mariner


 
Posts: 6885
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:33 am
Top

Postby Gringitta_Blonde » Mon Oct 13, 2003 8:40 am

I go to the orthodontist every month so that he can tighten my braces and cause me great pain, making me unable to eat...<BR><BR>and my boyfriend's world revolves around me.... but I don't love him that way.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0><BR>I hate to hurt people<BR><BR>
User avatar
Gringitta_Blonde
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Thu May 02, 2002 11:41 am
Top

Postby Jaeniver » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:01 am

very glad to be rid of those braces. i hated them too gringitta <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> just hang in there! and about your boyfriend i can relate sort of, i have a same situation going on at the moment. <BR><BR>*hugs*
User avatar
Jaeniver
Not all those who wander are lost

 
Posts: 4203
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 4:25 am
Location: Holland
Top

Postby LilyRoseTook » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:36 am

I had braces for nearly three years, and I was soooo happy to get rid of those awful things. Although my smile was much prettier when I got done with them, I wish that the road hadn't been quite so painful.<BR><BR>Great idea for a thread, Parm! I shall return often.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
LilyRoseTook
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 3226
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2003 8:34 pm
Top

If Only

Postby prmiller » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:44 am

If Only...
"If only", goes a Scottish rhyme,
"my friends could see in me
the beauties that I know exist,
that I can plainly see."

If only we could have the friends
we hoped that they could be,
who treat us with the utmost care
and noble courtesy.

If only, yes, if only such
could be, but let me see:
perhaps the changes needed
are the ones that start with me?<BR><BR>So I will try to see the best<BR>but failing that, perceive,<BR>I may need something greater<BR>Something Else I should believe.<BR><BR>A greater love beyond my own<BR>that I cannot possess,<BR>and for the love to work in me,<BR>what shall I then confess?<BR><BR>The answer is not what, but Who,<BR>and in the answer lies<BR>that Way to be the best of friends,<BR>and freedom from disguise.<BR><BR>Bright blessings for those with life/love-challenges,<BR>Parm <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR>
Last edited by prmiller on Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby FairGoldberry » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:55 am

I love the thread idea Parm, and it's not at all to offense of any Auntie's like threads. Mind if I tell everyone at Auntie's to come visit? Great idea, and as usual, great poems!<BR><BR>I never had braces, but I have a "story" nonetheless. In a complex sort of near where I live, they have a gym next to a chocolate shop next to an orthadontist's office. I find that rather ironic, but they've been there a while like that, so it must work.<BR><BR>Pondering:<BR><BR>for novacaine in middle earth, could they use pipeweed? And I think that hobbits wouldn't be in as much need as dentists as men, because hobbits eat more good ol' hearty savory food, and don't have as much of a sweet tooth.<BR><BR>FGb
User avatar
FairGoldberry
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 490
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 4:48 pm
Top

Postby Eyriel » Mon Oct 13, 2003 12:19 pm

Hmmm...like Goldberry said, they probably wouldn't really need much dental care in Middle Earth. Most of people's tooth problems today are cavities from eating too much sugar and such. So unless they have junk food in Middle Earth, their main dental concern would probably be replacing teeth knocked out during battle. <BR><BR>Ah, the joys of braces. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> I've had 'em for just over three years. They're coming off next month, before Thanksgiving. Though I was hoping for before Halloween. This time of month is always toture, since I can't eat anything too sticky. We have a package of storebought caramel apples sitting on the kitchen counter, which I can only gaze at longingly. I haven't had a caramel apple in so long...*sigh*
User avatar
Eyriel
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 1283
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2002 7:31 pm
Top

Postby Leoba » Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:07 pm

Parm.. such a nice idea.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> I trust you’re well – too long since I last lurked over in the Bardic world.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Gringitta… Jae… if only life didn’t involve hurting people it would be so much easier. Just trust your heart.<BR><BR>And braces. I refused to have them when I was 16 and have slightly crooked teeth and cramped lower teeth as a result – nothing too hideous, but it makes me wish I’d not heeded vanity so much!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
User avatar
Leoba
Mariner


 
Posts: 6895
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2001 2:06 pm
Location: Troubadour of Ithilien, dwelling within sight of Weathertop
Top

Postby Elven*Warrior » Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:20 pm

This was a great idea, Parm! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I haven't anything to say at the moment, but I'll be back.<BR><BR>Namarie,<BR>Elven*Warrior
User avatar
Elven*Warrior
Rider of the Mark
 
Posts: 531
Joined: Thu May 29, 2003 5:46 pm
Top

Postby Calma » Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:00 pm

Hi! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I got a raise on my last pay check.<BR>Forgive me for bragging, but I feel pretty good about myself right now. And to know my employers appreciate my work and that I will have a job for the next year well, that's pretty good, too.<BR><BR>I'll come 'round again. Until then:<BR>Peace to you all. <BR>
User avatar
Calma
Crazy Cat Lady


 
Posts: 23848
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2001 4:36 pm
Location: Up the road, across the street, down the lane, and around the bend
Top

Postby prmiller » Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:17 pm

<b>The Little Perks of Love</b><BR>How nice to be hugged and told you are loved<BR>How lovely for roses and songs<BR>How nice to be told how special one is<BR>and this is the place one belongs.<BR>What marvellous treats on our birthdays occur<BR>and oh how one loves to hear praises,<BR>but something within me, I'm blushing to say,<BR>leaps with those salary raises!<BR><BR>Ah...the little perks of life!<BR>...now for some coffee...<BR>tall, low-fat, de-caf, lo-cal,<BR>caramel macchiato...<BR>Bright blessings...sip...<BR>Parm <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby mytherielle » Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:57 pm

what a lovely and restful place you have created here, parm!<BR> <BR><i>Mytherielle sits down in a comfortable lounge to begin pondering</i><BR><BR>Have you ever wondered why wonderful things often team with unpleasantness? For example, the early signs of a growing child include dreadful nausea and fatigue. Of course there are all sorts of physiological reasons why these occur, but it seems strange that such a momentous event should be accompanied by such base happenings...<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
mytherielle
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Doonunda
Top

Postby Calma » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:07 pm

Calma offers dry soda crackers and an understanding smile to mytherielle then brings in a foot stool to help make her more comfy.<BR><BR>I was one of the fortunate ones. I had no morning sickness or cravings. All went well during my two pregnancies. Of course I can't give you a medical reason for a growing child to cause nausea, but it goes away, so I am told. It will be good to watch the child grow within you, to feel it move. Yes, definitely a blessing in disguise.<BR>Hang in there, my friend and remember to keep crackers by your bedside and eat a few before you get up in the morning. <BR><BR>Take care.<BR>
User avatar
Calma
Crazy Cat Lady


 
Posts: 23848
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2001 4:36 pm
Location: Up the road, across the street, down the lane, and around the bend
Top

Postby LilyRoseTook » Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:20 am

Myth, it is amazing how one so small can cause so much trouble. Fortunately, with most women, the nausea disappears after the third month. This one has been especially difficult on me. I am in the 5th month and still not keeping food down! I haven't gained any weight at all. I hope that you fare better than that. When I got my last sono, I was told that it is probably a boy. If that is the case, then my boys have definitely been a lot harder than my girl.
User avatar
LilyRoseTook
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 3226
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2003 8:34 pm
Top

Postby MariaHobbit » Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:02 am

<BR>I've heard that boys are worse than girls-- and that was certainly my experience. Here's hoping you start gaining like you are supposed to, LilyRose. The little one needs food!<BR><BR>My older daughter just got out of braces, and my younger one just went into them. Next is my son's turn. I feel like I'm paying the mortgage on the orthodontist's house! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>
User avatar
MariaHobbit
Mariner
 
Posts: 5512
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2002 7:52 am
Top

Postby mytherielle » Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:18 pm

calma and lilyrose - thanks! I've felt the worst when i haven't had any toast for breakfast, so i've remedied that pretty quicksmart! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>'twould be nice if it was a boy. Hubby would love to have someone to teach how to remodel a car or bike or two. Well, a girl could do that too, I 'spose, but it seems that there's often some genetic-type thing that gets them more interested in dolls than trucks - even with neutral encouragement! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
mytherielle
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Doonunda
Top

Postby Teherin » Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:56 am

mytherielle : Congrats <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> i remember that terrible nausea well !! Am on 15th week of my 2nd now and this time round was FAR worse than the first .. the first was a boy <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Boys are very cuddly .. but also naughty <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>PArm : thanks for this thread .. it is nice to just muse sometimes <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
User avatar
Teherin
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 1480
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:52 am
Top

Postby mytherielle » Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:14 pm

wonderful! another TORC-er bringing more JRRT fans into the world! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I hope things have settled down somewhat for you now. It's definitely more difficult to concentrate when you're feeling green around the gills... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
mytherielle
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Doonunda
Top

Postby prmiller » Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:08 am

<b>I Believe They All are Wonders</b><BR>Ten little digits on hands and on feet,<BR>voices that coo, and with smiles that are sweet,<BR>softness incarnate and fussiness, too,<BR>yet, they are such wonders, I see through and through.<BR>Some may have limbs that are not quite complete,<BR>yet they have spirits no foe shall defeat.<BR>Some may not hear lullabys in the night<BR>but they have talents to shine ever bright.<BR>Each one a wonder, each one a gift,<BR>each one a treasure, and each one I lift<BR>silently praying that this child shall be<BR>treated with love and with true dignity.<BR><BR>For all the parents to be...<BR>Bright blessings,<BR>Parm <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby BigMama » Thu Oct 16, 2003 5:16 am

A wonderful poem, dear Bard Parm, and one greatly appreciated by new grandmothers also.
User avatar
BigMama
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 2592
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:14 pm
Top

Postby prettygaladriel » Thu Oct 16, 2003 5:28 am

<BR><BR><i>finally, a place for parm's ponderings<BR>a place for random wanderings<BR>of words- yet since Pram is here<BR>it makes being here so much more dear</i><BR><BR>great idea, Parm!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
prettygaladriel
Mariner


 
Posts: 5894
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:31 am
Top

Postby prmiller » Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:26 pm

<b>A Puzzlement</b><BR>Good penmanship is called an art<BR>that can set noble souls apart,<BR>yet as I watch my students scrawl<BR>I wonder if it's worth it all.<BR>"Look, here! This famous person writes<BR>as if the letters all had fights!"<BR>But look! I cannot even tell<BR>if what is said is written well.<BR>Upon this dialogue has set <BR>the sun, but not much settled yet.<BR>So, full of puzzlement I think,<BR>and pen these lines in cyber-ink.<BR><BR>Hmm...<BR>Good handwriting...to be nurtured?<BR>Bright blessings,<BR>Parm <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Postby mytherielle » Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:27 pm

true words ever spoken<BR>from wisdom profound<BR>joybringer and helper -<BR>we're glad Parm's around!<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
mytherielle
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Doonunda
Top

Postby prmiller » Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:19 pm

Is a nap so...bad?
Over tea and toast, a friend
shocked me deeply when I heard,
"Bring your napping to an end,
A sleeping problem has occurred."
We all have rhythms, I was told,
>"Circadian" 's the term that's used.
My problem, though, is hardly old,
some other folks are thus abused.
While I read all the sites commended,
I am loathe to set aside
time for napping that has ended...
being dense and bleary-eyed.
So I ask I bring this topic here:
Should my napping disappear?

Taking a deep breath,
and heading off for a nap,
:)
Last edited by prmiller on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:20 pm, edited 3 times in total.
User avatar
prmiller
I am Parm: Servant of Eru, Bard of Imladris

 
Posts: 7179
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:04 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Top

Next

Return to Talk: The Bird and the Baby

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest