Tinmantu

berainJune 22, 2004

Just check in for us...

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browntoestoo

I concur! Hope you are missing in action because you have fallen head over heels in love (or lust)! Send up a smoke signal!

Eileen

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 4:13PM
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marilou

Ditto! Yo, man. Where are you?

Marilou

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 9:05PM
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Tinmantu

The Tinman is checking in..sorry, no head over heels love or lust to report (dammit!!) ;)...my purpose before was to keep the board moving and it's been moving along rather nicely lately without my comments......when I stumbled upon it, it was like a crypt in here..Browntoes gets a lot of credit for the inspiration for that..(Hi Eileen, we'll be in touch soon, promise!!)..as of late a lot of new faces have shown up..and thus no need for the Friday Night Rants anymore.... very nice to see and welcome to all....Membership expires on July 20 or so, so if I poof completely you'll know why...just know that it's nothing personal with anyone and sometimes we just move on....Keep it going folks!!...Don't let it die and make me have to come back and rattle some chains!!!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 9:15PM
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Tinmantu

Before I call it a night, I'd just like to add my nomination for the most popular thread on this board EVER...It was Walksalone' idea to start a "How was your day?" thread to make things a little less personal and get people to just talk....I hope that tradition continues because it was an excellent idea back when things were getting slow...ok, off to do food and get ready to get up and deal with the world again in the morning....nite all!....(see, I told ya I rant).....P.S. Walks is the next one that needs to come out of the closet.....then JC

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 9:27PM
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berain

Is it just me, or does this really make me sad or piss me off?

Tinmanu - you ARE the reason I keep checking in... without you - there would be no forum...

Just my 3 cents...

Barbara_Tampa
(who will also probably be moving on... even tho renewal isn't until March 2005)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 9:56PM
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kayjones

Well, now -- isn't this a fine how-do-you-do! I am sad to see all you good friends splitting up. Please keep in touch with each other - good friends are hard to acquire. Michael, please re-think your position - you are a much-needed voice on this forum. I wouldn't be where I am today, emotionally, if it weren't for you, and I know others who echo this sentiment. I happen to personally know you love the people you have met here, and also know you can AFFORD the meager $15, so what's the REAL reason you might not stay on board?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 10:14PM
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joulesR4me

I'm new here - but have read just about all the OLD posts. Only joined because of this forum ... it wasn't the $15 that bothered me, just putting my card # on the internet ...
But, I saw so much good advice/suggestions that I just had to sign-up. What I found missing from the board though was lack of male voices .... humpf. Maybe I'll find a few in my head?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2004 at 10:39AM
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Tinmantu

My initial gut feeling was to not even reply to this thread and remain in lurkdom....I should have went with that, but I felt I owed an explanation to Barbara...in hindsight I should have just emailed her and left it at that....I've been on enough boards in my day where the last thing I wanted was to look like I wanted a pity party.

Kay, The 15 bucks has nothing to do with it....and yes there are a LOT of people that I care about that I have met on here...the ones that want to get a hold of me have my email.

I never said goodbye last night...as far as my absence, we all take breaks...that's what I have been doing. Since I have gotten off the rants, the board traffic has seemed to pick up. Coincidence?...maybe..or maybe I was scaring off potential posters.....I have just been sitting back to see if I was indeed a help or a hinderence to growth as of late.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2004 at 8:23PM
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Tinmantu

All's been said that needs to be on this one now....let's let this one fall and get back on the single life, not the Tinman....I am really embarassed that I even became a topic of conversation

    Bookmark   June 23, 2004 at 8:33PM
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berain

Guess I need to post again here. Tinmantu - I only wanted you back with us... I - for one - always loved your "rants". I looked forward to checking in - and hearing from you and other - and always appreciated the male point of view. It has been said before that this forum is lacking in males.

As far as keeping in touch - I guess I'm not one of the chosen few to have your email to stay in touch.

And I understand totally about taking a break. Have been doing that myself for the most part. The KT seems not to have missed me one bit (either too many people there, or I don't have intersting comments or posts about thunderstorms, gardening tips or the like).

So, I too will say goodbye.

Hope every one of your (collectively your) dreams come true.

Barbara_Tampa

    Bookmark   June 23, 2004 at 9:34PM
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Tinmantu

Barbara, no one has to be the chosen few....all they have to do is click on my name on a post and choose "send me an email"....that was my point....you are obviously one of the many that I care about or I would have ingnored you...you brought me back....we shall see if that's worthy of a badge of honor or a scarlet letter later on...heh....stick around, I'm not dead yet

    Bookmark   June 24, 2004 at 12:06AM
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kayjones

Michael, WELCOME BACK! Oh, and you better not "die" on us - if I couldn't read your words of wisdom (as I have for almost a year), I would have NOTHING of interest to keep me onboard, either! Just because you don't see me posting, don't think for a second that I'm not here! When time permits, I check in just to read the posts and your replies - they are always thought-provoking.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2004 at 8:30PM
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Tinmantu

Thanks for the welcome Kay....didn't realize I had all these "groupies" out there...LOL....just kidding....you should consider posting more as your posts were always thought provoking also and I miss them as well....I doubt I'll die, but I'll wait and see if I get to just talking to myself again

    Bookmark   June 24, 2004 at 9:54PM
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kayjones

There is no one more intelligent, in the world, to talk to than oneself! You get to air your stress, while not hurting anyone else AND you get the answers you want - so, please, talk to us - we are here to listen. Our words of wisdom may not be what you want to hear, but they are our genuine, caring thoughts AS WE SEE IT. Keep in mind that a professional counselor's job is to LISTEN and not influence. I think we are ALL good counselors when we listen. Most of the time, someone with a problem only wants to vent, not be told what to do, so any time any of us has a problem bugging us, come to the 'free' counselors on this board, because most likely, we've already "been there, done that" and lived to tell about it!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 12:09PM
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walksalone

All I have to say is...

"NO WAY, (Sam) Tinmantu!"

Your explanation does not hold salt in a sieve. If you want me to explain more, because I am the one who runs everyone off, let's have a showdown! Ready?

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 8:17PM
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Tinmantu

gigglin....Fire away Walks....on my way out the door to pick up a sandwich I ordered, but I'll be back to rebut if you really want to pick my brain....I'll not dodge any question.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 8:37PM
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Tinmantu

I hope this isn't a pistols at dawn thing, as I have had a long week and I don't plan on getting up until after 7 tomorrow :).... I'll be back shortly

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 8:39PM
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Tinmantu

Ok, I'm back.....most tasty meatball sandwich I have had in ages...but back to the topic....do we have it out tonight or tomorrow at dawn, Walks....btw, smiling that I brought you back out of the woodwork as Barbara did me

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 9:19PM
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walksalone

7 AM on a weekend. I need more time. Ten o clock, central time, draw those pistils.

And by the way, a meatball sandwich, will give you forgiveness. Send it NOw.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 9:38PM
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Tinmantu

Glad to see ya back lady...I saved half for ya

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 9:55PM
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walksalone

I will try not to drool! After my frozen dinner. Sigh...

And even though I have some, I cannot begin to draw a weapon...So hands up, shoot me.

Glad to see you here! I missed you, and as you see others did too.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:02PM
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Tinmantu

so we arent going to have it out???dayum!!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:06PM
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walksalone

Okay, let's do.

The rules, the weapons, the time!

This could take all night!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:15PM
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Tinmantu

I got all night...tell me why you think you run anyone off

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:17PM
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walksalone

Same back at ya!

Don't want to scare anyone away,

Too present.

And look at all the new posters.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:33PM
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Tinmantu

But how many before I stopped posting?...not many if you go back and look...after I shut up, seemed like a lot of new faces appeared

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:38PM
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Tinmantu

We have a rant thread and I haven't even broken out the Absolut yet....brb, it's time

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:40PM
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walksalone

I think your scientific determination is flawed. Try again. For a purely scientific explanation, you will have to partcipate a day, D=Y1, not participate day two, D2=2, and so on In the end D1+D2+D3-YOU are here, take your place. Too bad!!!!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 10:53PM
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walksalone

I think I missed something, I did like your Friday rant threads, although way to late for me as now!

What if it was just a TGIF thread? Not so personal, and everyone would or not give their side?????

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 11:03PM
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Tinmantu

I love it when you talk dirty to me Walks....(translated that means that everything you said was over my head...heh)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 11:04PM
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Tinmantu

ok, well just pretend I started a TGIF thread instead of the last one....I'll leave it alone and let it drop and maybe you will start one next week?....I'll be looking in and post on it

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 11:13PM
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walksalone

Ok. Catch me if I fall?

Good nite.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2004 at 11:29PM
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browntoestoo

Whew!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2004 at 3:24AM
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Tinmantu

Now if we can just stop playing "tag" on MSN we'll have it made Eileen....lol.....since this one got back to the top, I'll wish everyone an early Happy Fourth of July!!!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2004 at 5:04AM
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browntoestoo

Yes, it appears I am still IT!

E

    Bookmark   July 3, 2004 at 6:40PM
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gneegirl

Hey there - what has happened to everyone????!!!! I'm new here and want some company on this forum. I've enjoyed your rants, and the warm banter. Gotta do something when you are single!!

Hope to hear from someone - anyone...

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 9:03PM
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kayjones

Well, hello ladies - I'm back after losing my new husband to pancreatic cancer on April 17th of this year. I have NO IDEA where Tinmantu aka Michael went. He was the life-blood of this forum! Michael, where ARE YOU????!!!!!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2007 at 4:35PM
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centralcacyclist

I think I have an email for Mike. It's been a long time since I've communicated with him.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2007 at 4:56PM
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gneegirl

Just chiming in - I never "met" him, but after reading his posts, I do wish he would come back!!

Here's hoping...

gng

    Bookmark   October 3, 2007 at 11:16PM
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centralcacyclist

Kayjones, I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I remember when you were planning your wedding. Hugs.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 12:14AM
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