susan60625 wrote:Tom you'll soon learn that "epic" posts are part of Wren's charm. She's our forum wordsmith. We all tease her about it, but it is part of the reason we love her!
TomEC wrote:I’d like to thank you all for your wonderful posts making me feel welcome here. Coming on to a forum like this, that is mostly female, really did leave me with mixed feelings. On one hand, I felt outnumbered and on the other hand, male or female, good folks are good folks and there seems to be a great gang here. I don’t have a lot of friends I can talk to about what I read, even though it’s such a huge part of my life, so I think I’m going to have a lot of fun here.
TomEC wrote:Oh and Wren, or should I say princess wren, (am I violating some rule of etiquette by capitalizing names that aren’t capitalized already?) that was epic ! Wow, what a comment! You have all erased any doubts about my welcome here and I hope you will all enjoy my posts as much as I have enjoyed yours.
TomEC wrote:I don’t know how long it will take for this post to get posted but it’s time to get down to what I’m here for and comment on Lynsay’s books. In my case, the Argeneau series.
wren wrote:As for you, do you want us to call you Tom, Thomas, or TomEC starting out?
TomEC wrote:wren wrote:As for you, do you want us to call you Tom, Thomas, or TomEC starting out?
Well, everyone calls me Tom. Which is okay. I’m certainly not above simply being known as Tom.
The thing is though, while it’s true that I’m used to being called Tom, I actually enjoy being addressed by my full name. The only ones who ever do that are my Mom and Theresa. I guess I’ve never suggested it to my friends before because I didn’t want them to think I was getting above myself. What other reason would I have to rebel against a lifelong tradition.
Still, I like my full name. My brothers and sister were all named to honor relatives, both first and middle names for maximum coverage. When I was born, Mom was in a bit of a whimsical mood so she decided to name me after Thomas Edison (though my middle name is actually Edward). I’ve always thought that was kind of cool.
I also have very fond memories of my Gramma calling me, in her thick Dutch accent, Thōmus. Whenever I think of that, I am reminded of the taste of gouda cheese and milk fresh from the cow as well as the rugged beauty of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia where their farm was.
So, now that you mention it, go ahead and call me Thomas. If I have the same name as a better looking guy with nanos, that’s fine with me.
wren wrote:Denise wrote:Tom, YES, we read the Quirky Quetions and such...TomEC wrote:17) If you were a bug, what would you be? A Volkswagen.
I do believe that's the best answer I've ever seen for that one! LOL
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