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#1120754 - 01/11/09 12:53 PM So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
gmm1 Offline
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Well, it's time once again to renew my subscription, and that got me thinking about how much I used to enjoy the forums. Lately, they have become a little less enjoyable, so I've decided to take a break for a while. I will be back in a few months or so, I think.

It seems like people just disappear every now and then, and I did not want to leave without saying so long.

I've made a lot of what I consider friends, and I do believe I will miss all of you, but it is time to move on.

Good luck and good playing to all....
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#1120755 - 01/11/09 12:59 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
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Thanks for letting us know, gmm1. Hope you come back. We'll miss you. \:\)
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#1120756 - 01/11/09 01:12 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
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Jun 2006? You may have to join a support group!
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#1120757 - 01/11/09 01:34 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
bluekeys Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Well, I don't get the fish reference, so either I'm dense or it's something from before my time (or both).

In any case, I've enjoyed your postings, so I hope you suffer PW withdrawal and come back soon.

Best of luck -- and please note: This doesn't excuse you from MYOD! ;\)

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#1120758 - 01/11/09 01:52 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Seneca Offline
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Registered: 05/23/06
Posts: 277
Loc: Portland, OR
The reference is to the title of the fourth book in Douglas Adams trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (British science fiction, very funny, and part of the joke is a trilogy consisting of four parts). If I recall correctly, shortly before the Earth is destroyed the dolphins are rescued en masse, their farewell to humanity is 'so long and thanks for all the fish'. But I may be misremembering.
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#1120759 - 01/11/09 02:06 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
DragonPianoPlayer Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 2368
Loc: Denver, CO
Good luck gmm1, hope you do decide to come back what you are ready.

Rich
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#1120760 - 01/11/09 02:07 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
DragonPianoPlayer Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Seneca:
The reference is to the title of the fourth book in Douglas Adams trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (British science fiction, very funny, and part of the joke is a trilogy consisting of four parts). If I recall correctly, shortly before the Earth is destroyed the dolphins are rescued en masse, their farewell to humanity is 'so long and thanks for all the fish'. But I may be misremembering. [/b]
Seneca is right, except there is a fifth book. \:D

Rich
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#1120761 - 01/11/09 02:48 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Peyton Online   content
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Posts: 2548
Loc: Maine
 Quote:
Originally posted by Seneca:
The reference is to the title of the fourth book in Douglas Adams trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (British science fiction, very funny, and part of the joke is a trilogy consisting of four parts). If I recall correctly, shortly before the Earth is destroyed the dolphins are rescued en masse, their farewell to humanity is 'so long and thanks for all the fish'. But I may be misremembering. [/b]
That's it. The premise is that it was the dolphins that were the "real" intelligent beings on earth.

See ya later gmm1.
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#1120762 - 01/11/09 02:55 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
keyboardklutz Offline
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How does he play with flippers?
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#1120763 - 01/11/09 03:52 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Rosanna Offline
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Registered: 06/08/07
Posts: 1360
Loc: San Francisco Bay area
gmm1,

What? You are going to get a life outside of PW/ABF? Good for you! Although I haven't read as many posts in recent months, whenever I came across your posts, I always enjoyed them, and usually get a smile and even a laugh. Will miss you being around. When life without ABF gets boring, you know where we are!
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#1120764 - 01/11/09 05:31 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
NancyM333 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 1547
Loc: Roswell, Georgia
gmm1--I have enjoyed your posts, and I have also used some of the techniques you've said work for you. It's always helpful to hear so many experiences.

Enjoy your piano, and come back soon.

Nancy
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#1120765 - 01/11/09 06:22 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Horowitzian Offline
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Posts: 8453
I'll miss your sig line. \:D \:D
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#1120766 - 01/11/09 07:02 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 4234
Loc: Arizona.
Gmm1, I was wondering if I could purchase your platinum PW membership for $20 bucks so I won't look like such a cheap tard!.

Anyway, all the best to you and I hope you enjoy your hiatus. hopefully we will see you back soon.

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#1120767 - 01/12/09 05:08 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
LaValse Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1224
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
Always enjoyed your sense of humour gmm1... \:\)
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#1120768 - 01/12/09 07:14 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
TrapperJohn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 3570
Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by DragonPianoPlayer:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Seneca:
The reference is to the title of the fourth book in Douglas Adams trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (British science fiction, very funny, and part of the joke is a trilogy consisting of four parts). If I recall correctly, shortly before the Earth is destroyed the dolphins are rescued en masse, their farewell to humanity is 'so long and thanks for all the fish'. But I may be misremembering. [/b]
Seneca is right, except there is a fifth book. \:D

Rich [/b]
One more and it's a double trilogy, or a sextilogy, which is not the same as sexology . . .

Well, if you're really going away for good the very least you could do is tell us what gmm stands for - we've been wondering . . .

Good luck (but see you when you get back ;\) )

Some people sure have a funny way of saying that the rest of us have become, a, er, how shall I say this, uninspiring or unstimulating or unmotivating or uninformative (or all of the above) lately :p

Regards, JF
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#1120769 - 01/12/09 07:22 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
keyboardklutz Offline
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My guess would be just having the odd smiley doesn't necessarily make anyone amusing.
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#1120770 - 01/12/09 07:38 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
TrapperJohn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
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Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by keyboardklutz:
My guess would be just having the odd smiley doesn't necessarily make anyone amusing. [/b]
Especially to those seemingly born without a sense-of-humor gene - although the "odd smiley" does help indicate for these humor-challenged individuals when the finer points of satire and parody are in operation - case in point: \:\)

Now, back to the regularly scheduled thread . . .

Regards, JF
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#1120771 - 01/12/09 07:50 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
angelojf Offline
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Registered: 04/03/06
Posts: 742
Loc: PA
Ok gmm1, your break is over. Welcome back!

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#1120772 - 01/12/09 12:05 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
I'm sorry you are leaving.
I think we all go through phases like that and sometimes need a break. I hope you will check in from time to time and keep us updated on your experiences in the outside world-LOL
I really enjoy all the members here so it will be sad to see you go.
Best to you,
Kymber
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#1120773 - 01/12/09 02:04 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
cruiser Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1171
Loc: Cornwall, England
gmm1, how about giving your old mate cruiser the best birthday present possible today... don't go! \:\)

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#1120774 - 01/12/09 02:06 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Betty Patnude Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 4896
Loc: Puyallup, Washington
gmm1,

I encourage your return as soon as you are finished with your snow shoveling for the year - I can see where that has kept you busy and on overload this winter. Washington State has had some intense storms, winds, rain, snow, ice, floods for a much longer period than usual this year. I am counting the days until the first crocus or hyacinth and onward to daffodils and tulips.

I look forward to your return! You kind of light up and lighten up the forums here! I always read your postings and will miss your presence. Did you know that?

Betty

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#1120775 - 01/12/09 07:40 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Sundew Offline
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Registered: 07/04/07
Posts: 281
Loc: England
Sorry you are leaving, I enjoy your posts and the references to your 'lovely bride'.
If you have a spare Babel, please let me know.

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#1120776 - 01/12/09 07:58 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Lisztener Offline
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Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
gmm1,

Although the forums will never be quite the same without you, it's refreshing to hear you say that you are leaving. Those who interacted with you on a regular basis will miss you as an irreplaceable friend. Those like me who've not had the chance or inclination to know you better, will miss you because of you leaving our community. If...or when...I decide to move on from here, I believe I'll announce it as you are now doing. It's a nice gesture on your behalf. Perhaps I'll get to know you better should you return and wish for the same concerning me.

I wish you health and happiness,

Lisztener
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#1120777 - 01/12/09 08:32 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 4234
Loc: Arizona.
Lisztener, that was worthy of an Emmy!.

gmm1, [unless you have already split,] if your still reading these comments, I'm just curious, why are you leaving?. Is it the recent turnover?, lack of interest?, don't like the piano as much anymore?.

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#1120778 - 01/12/09 11:20 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
TX-Dennis Offline
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Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
I think it has something to do with "nosey" questions from fellow members. :p

Sorry, couldn't resist.

gmm1, you will be missed. Your contributions to the forum have been interesting and entertaining. Best wishes to you as you move on to "greener pastures."
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#1120779 - 01/12/09 11:36 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 4234
Loc: Arizona.
That's not nosey. Tacky, maybe, but not nosey!. well okay maybe it is a little nosey but I still want to know. \:D

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#1120780 - 01/12/09 11:47 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
blues flat 7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 86
Loc: PA
 Quote:
Originally posted by gmm1:
Lately, they have become a little less enjoyable, so I've decided to take a break for a while. I will be back in a few months or so, I think.
[/b]
gmm1;
I am the one that you told about a beautiful song written by David Nevue called The Old Country Church. Found a link to a sample of it on google.
http://www.last.fm/music/David+Nevue/_/The+Old+Country+Church
Listen to it again and you will get your Piano interest back. I asked David about sheet music to the song, and he said he will have it done in about 3 months.
When you come back, join us in a forum called Pop Piano Pro and Adult Piano Adventures.
Everyone seems to be having a good time on that forum. By the way, I am Dale. I messaged you a few times over at www.thepianobyear.com forums.

Dale
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#1120781 - 01/13/09 12:14 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Triryche Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 1451
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
gmm1,

Enjoy the hiatus.

Hope to see you back in few months or so (or sooner).

In the meantime, take care.

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#1120782 - 01/13/09 05:41 PM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5496
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Bon voyage, gmm1! Travel safely, and if you've a mind to, check in once in awhile and tell us about the new scenery!

Cathy
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#1120783 - 01/14/09 06:53 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Ivory Dreams Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Central NC
gmm1, I have been away for a few days, myself...... Thus I apologize for not bidding you a fond fair well sooner. This forum will be less positive without your upbeat and encouraging input.
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#1120784 - 01/14/09 08:03 AM Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
Oxfords Gal Offline
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Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 1553
Loc: Jacksonville, Florida
Good luck Gmm1, I too will miss your posts.

Peoples, he's not leaving the piano he's just leaving the forum for a while. \:D
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