'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003

Posted by: syd

'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:15 AM

‘Twas the night before Christmas at the boomers new house,
I’m conducting a tour, bring your keyboard or mouse.
Over there by the fire are Laura and Jenny,
They’re hanging up BAAG lists (of which there are many).

Mag is there nestled all snug in her bed,
While backroom a’doings dance round in her head.
Tigger’s down in the boardroom, she’s cooking again,
For all of the staff, who can’t wait to get in.

Come lasanidine, Namma, Puzzlewoman and Nickie,
Come Drizzt, DougM, Rick36 and bring Becky.
Blood pudding’s awaiting, spring rolls, spinach dip.
There’s so much food on the table, you best make two trips.

Renee just started gaming on her brand new computer,
Adventure, role-playing and first person shooters.
When out the front door came a loud sonic boom,
It’s Witchen and granny, flying by on their brooms.

Pandora and Stitchman are off to the right
To show us their Garden of Puzzling Delights.
Inside Jimbobell, Marta, Redz, Psychobabble and rick,
Guess Christmas song costs and it proved quite a trick.

CanukDenis is wondering if his great brain was the gift,
That caused the man’s death (it was such a tight fit).
Bea suggested bomb experts, Treval a grenade pin.
And wouldn’t you know, that’s what did the guy in.

Fildil judged the last squiggle and said Sherlock won.
Demosthenes, DocPaul and Larlar all joined in the fun.
Asazen went rock hunting, snowshoe worked on clichés,
Fairygdmther worked on letter words that just took her days.

Cryptic clues has esube just guessing away,
Triskaidekaphobia kept Koala busy the whole month of May.
Curly’s doing rhymes in the corner, bermag’s looking for boots,
Acornia, Manxman and Doreen did laddergrams for hoots.

At the family gathering thread, Anthony finally intoned,
His Mother was a Little Helper, his Papa, a Rolling Stone.
JohnnyK went shoe shopping, scientist put bulbs on a tree,
Tusse solved a hard wacky or maybe ‘twas three.

Now straight down the hall is the room called Mixed Bag,
Where serious and fun stuff are both to be had.
DBK posted a groaner, Homer6 looked for a skunk.
Caused Tally Ho so much pain his poor brain went kerthunk.

Friedmonky’s nosey questions each week did get asked,
Like what’s in your shower or tub as you bask.
Johnboy has shampoo for his dog and his ferret,
Funlcake had to look though it’s not Saturday night yet.

Housewife and Lorlor could be mszv’s twins
They have so much stuff – wonder how they fit in.
LadyK has some mildew, Zahid has a ducky
Rae has a pillow for sleeping – now isn’t that lucky?

The places you’ve lived is being discussed in the corner,
Kwbridge – New Hampshire, Arizona, Pennsylvania in that order.
Josie’s stayed in Arkansas, Carmen – Spain, Ireland, the UK.
So do Catsekeg and Mad (who won’t have it any other way).

Walt’s lived all over the world, Mystmum lives in Australia,
Blondie_bc throughtout Canada, catsmom2, California.
Salar of Myst’s lived in Virginia, Maryland and Texas,
Alaska’s moving to Alaska (somehow that doesn’t surprise us).

Hidden talents were discussed by the group at the bar.
Billybob’s are so hidden he doesn’t know where they are.
Josefine – she sings opera, Dee can fix a big tractor.
Burpee can re-arrange furniture and just know what she’s after

Soccergal she can sing and Bristol can spell
RydaStar folds her tongue and says she does it quite well.
Flotsam’s talent’s the one that was the big hit,
One bathroom, three females, how does the man do it?

Flutist fears strokes, laughing snowmen scare Clare.
Andy fears going broke and living under the stairs.
Hawkavonpuka says it’s driving on freeways up high,
Rayy and Tristy say roaches are what make them cry.

They talked about rubbish and how you dispose it.
TLC rips it up into small tiny nuggets.
Sami, Peter, RivenFireMarble and Susie use shredders,
Victoria uses the fireplace, then there’s Fongo, who eats his.

Looney moved to a new house and has holiday stress,
HorseDancer needs prayers to help get through her divorce mess.
Hanksdog lost Blanche his best friend whom he loved,
Bepeg lost her husband who looks down from above.

Across from Mixed Bag is the room we call Glitches
For people with problems, complaints and just grinches.
If your computer is crashing or your games just won’t work,
Ask Jenny100 and Inferno – they can fix any quirk.

If you turn to the left there’s a door marked Adventure.
Betty Lou’s just inside playing games the do suit her.
Maryc64 is excited – The Wild Divine just came in.
SuMac closed geysers in Uru then had to do it again!

Llewton’s Name the Game thread is still going strong
Liz asked the 1st question, lspace’s guess was all wrong.
Glenna guessed the game Timelapse, turns out she was right,
Gelert’s question took everyone over two nights.

As to Broken Sword Three, Nolalou likes it a lot,
Dithlihi wasn’t as thrilled, except for maybe the plot.
If it weren’t for auntieshoque’s help in Traitor’s Gate Two,
Most still would be stuck at the water elevator bugaboo.

Cindi buys all her games at CompUSA or Best Buy,
Lexxy’s playing Runaway and having the time of her life.
Linds got so involved in Black Mirror, her kids she forgot,
They won’t let her foget it, they tease her a lot.

Ron.etti he wondered about Midnight to Nowhere,
Randy told him they found a NA publisher from somewhere.
Kjos asked about gamepads, if they’re better for game roaming,
While TheDerman gave lessons on keyboard controlling.

Bryansmom thought Murry was funnier than the rest,
Conmol thougnt that Laverine was the absolute best.
Woodwose wrote a thesis on the Anti-BAAG conspiracy,
Mugsy thought it a very interesting theory.

Sanitarium was dmtomchick’s first CD rom game
Mary’s was Myst, APL’s was the same.
Rcrew1’s was Titanic, Jude’s – Broken Sword,
Rtrooney’s was Shivers, go_for fun – Diablo.

Hugo’s House of Horrors Sassy bought first for her,
Lagavulin bought him The Ripper before a computer.
Santa can bring crispeto BS3, Schizm2,
Advgamer’s list is so big that it’s very hard to choose.

Sequoia wants Conspiracies though it won’t do much good.
Carolin, Lord of the Rings and of course Robin Hood.
Brackan’s Cruse and Treasure Hunter said Coreoverload,
Senor Calavera, GF’s pre-quel if truth would be told.

Angela loved Pleurghburg, Happy Gamer did too,
Jonathan’s been very busy with Dark Fall, Part 2.
Fov just bagged Alice and Her Interactive Museum,
Colpet and scout said congrats, what a find, where’d you see ‘em?

Cynch and Ladyve finished Conspiracies and both of them loved it.
Waves and Susie07 don’t like it and think they may chuck it.
Ccross is playing Runaway and Uru,
Wysewoman loved RHEM, dadguy needed a walkthrough.

As adventure game characters, dannyboy showed where it’s at,
Snowmoon, Mdmlady, Mr. Bill turned out to be Max.
Guybrush Threepwood & Glynn were Gabriel Knight,
Porthos was Oscar, what a terrible fright.

Now take a deep breath and cover you eyes,
We’re entering a black hole, Singer dubbed the “Dark side”
Zanthia and Schwab are the resident experts,
Who help all the newbies who wander in clueless.

Ingie and rowan are Baldur’s Gate romping
SigSegorn’s found Imps in his Divine Divinity stomping,
Pokey’s looking for the teleporter at the Dwarven Hall,
Girlgeek just loves the game and is having a ball.

Jasper’s looking forward to playing Beyond Good and Evil,
Philby’s playing the demo and thinks that it’s clever,
Debra has just finished the Legends of Aranna
She's put Neverwindter Nights back on her agenda.

DanF asked if Angel of Darkness was really that bad,
Oldman was both disappointed and sad.
Ray loves Gothis II, as did Tamia and Soozie
Bigmamma1 loves Alice, feardust agrees,says it’s a doozie.

Jen in Chg is Anachronox patching,
Does it run on XP? she can’t help from asking.
VHLMagic is playing Might and Magic 7 and 8,
Hagatha’s not sure Deus Ex 2 is a love or a hate.

To Joanie, Marticus, grandpa68 and gamer,
Deseretlilac, Coreyb, presto, polo, Ahuber.
Which2, rainbowlady, Ramona and gimme,
Daysleeper, Bruce Fielder, skippy and Kelle.

To Midge, Howard the Doc, Kate, Chris and Tami,
Ladybug, SQF, lonewolf, Christina, LakerZ,
KarenNJ, Taylorsmom, Angie, Marian, o’alien1,
I hope that your Christmas is nothing but fun.

As another year ends please take time to remember,
The wonderful boomer we lost in September.
Tom Sr. we all miss your charm and great mind,
You were smart, you were witty, but most of all, kind.

The tour is now over, the day is now done,
I'd like to thank all of you for the past year of fun.
This comes from my heart as I turn out the light,
Merry Christmas dear Boomers, love to all, and good night.
kissy wave
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:22 AM

Merry Christmas Syderellie

:kiss: HO HO HO and MISTLETOE

Now that the GB Christmas Poem is up - sigh, I finally feel like it's REALLY Christmas. smile

With a light in the window for TomSr up above.
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:34 AM

Laura is right Syd, now it really is Christmas.
Fantastic as always bravo
Posted by: tigger

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:36 AM

Fantastic thumbsup

I agree Laura, it Really feels like Christmas now!! I can go finish the Christmas shopping and of course get on with the baking lol

Hugs

Tig wave
Posted by: Renee63

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 02:10 AM

That was so Christmassssssssssssss cool! I appreciate being mentioned............... Ho HO HO
Posted by: Bea

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 03:37 AM

Christmas has really arrived now. Many thanks for that syd. This is truly a wonderful tradition now. The more we grow the better it gets.
Posted by: asazen

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 03:47 AM

You Rock too!! laugh

asazen
Posted by: ninalor

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 04:04 AM

laugh

What a wonderful poem!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Nina
Posted by: colpet

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 06:09 AM

Well done bravo .
Posted by: MDAMLADY

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 06:13 AM

That's worth plagiarizing! How do you do it? bravo

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to one and all. wave

Did you have all those names memorized or what? rolleyes
Posted by: Pandora

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 06:38 AM

Thank you, Syd, for the marvellous labor of love. :kiss:

Posted by: Mugsy

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:00 AM

Thank you Syd, This labor of love has again reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas. As Asazen says, You Rock !!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year everyone.
bravo
Posted by: looney

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:18 AM

Syd, you are amazing! Amazing!! bravo bravo

Happy Holidays to everyone! wave
Posted by: Becky

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:22 AM

This poem was the BEST!!
Posted by: Happy Gamer

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:05 AM

...this what makes GB the best...all the caring...a true Christmas website...Merry Christmas everybody smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:13 AM

Syd, that was great! And its so complete. I mean you cover just about everything. Amazing!
We need an equivalent to the Oscar. Boomer Awards?
Posted by: Rayy

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:23 AM

laugh As always,Bravo, Bravo! Syd you are fantastic!
Merry Christmas
Rayy
Posted by: DBK

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:31 AM

bravo Just wonderful Syd! You are quite the bard.

Happy Holidays to all Boomers! smile
Posted by: joanie39

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:42 AM

eek Wow, What a great poem!! I love it! You are so good. Thank you so much. Luv, Joanie :kiss:
Posted by: Se

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:58 AM

Syd,

That was simply, utterly amazing! And this explains why i park myself here at GB.... My first GB Xmas poem for many many years to come....


Merry Christmas!
smile
Posted by: rick

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 09:43 AM

Bravo, syd. That's nicely done. bravo
Posted by: Kickaha

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 09:59 AM

Well done Syd! Do you start writing each poem in January and build up as you go?

Your poems are like those pictures with hundreds of little details in them to look at!
Posted by: dmtomchick

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 10:03 AM

Another great one, Syd!! bravo I love it! thumbsup


Dawn :kiss:
Posted by: Betty Lou

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 10:52 AM

You are amazing! Don't know how you do it every year, to remember us all and our 'special interests' is really something.....THANKS for a terrific job. Now Christmas is truly here
Love, Betty Lou :kiss:
Posted by: MaG

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 10:53 AM

Another masterpiece! Thank you, syd! :kiss:
Posted by: Jenny

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 10:56 AM

Every year you think "what in the world is Syd going to do this year", and every year she comes up with another great poem--what a gal... bravo
Posted by: sami5901

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 10:58 AM

Thanks so much, Great job I always look forward to your poem. So great of you to take time out to write this for us. It makes us all feel so special. MERRY XMAS ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR> Diane
Posted by: Liz

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 11:14 AM

Pure genius, Syd.........we all get such a kick out of this.....you wouldn't believe it!! Thanks again so much for a JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!! smile
Posted by: Zanthia

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 11:32 AM

Thank you Syd for another masterpiece bravo smile bravo

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone smile
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 11:49 AM

Syd,
You may be clueless in RPG, but in the poem world of writing you are the best!
Merry Christmas to everyone and may God bless each with the Love and Joy of this Season
Ingie laugh
Posted by: SuMac

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 11:54 AM

Write on, Syd! Thanks for another wonderful poem.
Posted by: RivenFireMarble

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 12:18 PM

Woo-hoooooo! Terrific. Merry Christmas, Syd smile :kiss: wink
Posted by: nolalou

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 12:39 PM

Another great poem that nobody will be dissing,
even though one 'boomers name was certainly missing.
Maybe it was modesty, or she just flipped her lid,
to omit our poet in residence, the wonderful Syd!

Louis laugh
Posted by: Drizzt

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 12:51 PM

Nice poem smile
Posted by: Tristy

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:05 PM

Great poem, once again, syd! bravo

laugh
Posted by: Cynch

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:17 PM

Song for Syd...
Dashing through the bandwidth
Making spirits bright
Oh what fun it is to see
Syd's Christmas verse tonight

Thank you Syd...get's better every year! laugh
Cynch
Posted by: lasanidine

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:18 PM

Well Syd you did it again and so well too. Seeing how our numbers are growing you better start on the next one right away. laugh wink laugh
Posted by: Josie

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 01:56 PM

You do such a Wonderful Job, Merry X-Mas!

Here is A Big Christmas Hug! smile

Josie smile
Posted by: Susie

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 02:05 PM

Thanks Syd, we need your yearly poem! I think they get better every year!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

smile smile smile smile smile smile
Posted by: Linds

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 02:15 PM

Absolutely brilliant as always.
Susan smile eek wink
Posted by: Rae

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 02:27 PM

Excellent!!! bravo
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 02:31 PM

I don't know how you do it, Syd.
That poem must have taken you quite a while.
Posted by: blondie_bc

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 02:34 PM

Wonderful job Syd! I'm truly amazed! Couldn't rhyme if my life depended on it!--
Opps= = once in a life time -- I helped daughter with a poem for school years ago and we got an "A"
Posted by: Midge

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 03:11 PM

WOW! Syd, we all owe you for your annual poem. Thank you. Brilliant. smile wave :kiss:
Posted by: Marian

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 03:29 PM

Thank you for the Christmas poem, Syd; we appreciate the time, the sentiment, and the effort. smile

I would like to mention another name that I feel made a significant contribution to the spirit of this board this year, namely that of Jack a.k.a. Singer, who moderated for the RPG/Dark Side for many months in Zanthia's absence, along with contributing many excellent game reviews. He brought a smile to many faces while he was here, and even though he has moved on, I know I speak for many in saying that he will be remembered. thumbsup

Happy Holidays one and all. smile
Posted by: Gelert

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 03:59 PM

Thankyou Syd. Yet again, you've fully excelled yourself. An outstanding achievement ! Perhaps I'll try one in Welsh next year - Tee-hee ! Only jesting !!!

......................................
Posted by: Stitchman

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 04:47 PM

eek Another impressive piece of literature, my hat's off to you lol
Posted by: Sequoia

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 04:48 PM

smile Thank you Syd for again taking the time to give us this gift.
As others have mentioned, it's become a Christmas tradition that I look forward to! wave
Sequoia
Posted by: Tally Ho

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 05:22 PM

Syd, you're truly awesome.

And, I'm lighting a candle for Tom Myers. smile
Posted by: SnowMoon

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 05:55 PM

Thank you so much Syd! That was beautiful! I was wondering how (if) I was gonna be listed in the poem. (Haven't done too many exciting things this year at GB's). But I guess that lovely quiz helped!

Thanks for the poem! It helps to put me in the holiday spirit! :kiss:
Posted by: lakerz

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 06:17 PM

Thank you Syd for another wonderfull poem. The care and effort you put into it shows, integrating various threads that GameBoomers have throughout the year is genius. Also, a touching memory to those loved one's who passed away this year.

Warm holiday wishes to everyone at GameBoomers!
Posted by: LadyKestrel

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 06:50 PM

Well done, Syd! It was fun to see how you included everyone! (BTW, I finally got that mildew off the shower curtain. laugh )

Lady K.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:14 PM

I knew you would come up with a great poem this year smile I think this ones the best one yet smile Merry Christmas to ALL. :kiss: laugh :kiss:
Posted by: Mary

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:43 PM

Thanks so much, Syd! It was wonderful as usual! thumbsup We appreciate all the time and effort you put into these annual Christmas poems. :kiss:
Posted by: Schwab35

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:45 PM

bravo bravo
Posted by: granny

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 07:51 PM

Hoo, Boy, here I am wagging the tail again, that Sonic Boom really took me off course rolleyes
Simple fantastic once again, Syd. Don't ever give it up, it means so much to us all. happydance happydance
Posted by: girlgeek

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:48 PM

And AS USUAL....a MARVELOUS poem, Syd! Thank you...it gave me quite a chuckle!
Posted by: funlcake

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 08:53 PM

Syd, I want to add my thanks for all the time that you put into this fantastic creation.
Merry Christmas! smile
Posted by: Cindiedda

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 09:20 PM

Ahhh Syd,

Every Christmas gets better and better !

We Love You !

Cindi laugh
Posted by: fildil

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 10:21 PM

Syd, Your literary efforts leave me dumbfounded. laugh Now the Christmas festivities can really begin. Thanks for including me in your masterpiece. wave
Posted by: Glynn

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/15/03 11:30 PM

bravo As always!! Glynn
Posted by: Mad

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/16/03 01:55 AM

Hi Syd smile

What a poem THAT was happydance happydance

bravo bravo

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: VHLMagic

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/16/03 06:13 AM

Hi all,

Thank You Sid and Happy Holidays to all smile
Posted by: burpee

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/16/03 09:59 AM

Syd, there's a spot for you at the National Poetry Association. What a great job...again laugh :

Thank you for the wonderful holiday gift and many wishes to you for a happy holiday season!
Posted by: mszv

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 12:31 AM

Syd that was SO wonderful! Thank you! bravo
Posted by: flutist

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 03:01 PM

That was really super Syd. So how long did it take you to write it? laugh
Bets
Posted by: syd

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 03:55 PM

Hi everyone wave

Thanks for the comments - makes me feel warm and fuzzy to know you enjoyed reading it (though how you all stayed awake through it is beyond me) laugh

I'm not sure if it's the best so far, but it sure as heck is the longest eek

As to how long it took me - right around 30 hours give or take, all crammed into two days rolleyes

On a more serious note - I want everyone here to know I don't leave people out deliberately. Sometimes I just plain forget someone or I change things at the last minute and take something out I didn't mean to, etc. I never, ever intended this to hurt anyone's feelings because their name wasn't mentioned. I would rather just not do it anymore than hurt someone.
Posted by: MaG

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 04:27 PM

Syd,

It is understandable with the increase in our active membership that not all can be included in the poem. It will be impossible to do so.

For your loving wish and creative gift to all GameBoomers, we thank you.

:kiss:
Posted by: Snowshoe

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 06:38 PM

I'm glad to be posting after Happy Gamer! You said it perfectly! Thank you, Syd, for a wonderful poem. Your talent is boundless! wink
Posted by: Debra

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 08:33 PM

Syd, I wasn't sure I would get included since I've gone over to "the dark side", but I was
pleasantly surprised to receive my 15 seconds of
fame again this year. It always makes me feel proud to be apart of your yearly Christmas poem.
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours wave
Posted by: looney

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/17/03 08:46 PM

Syd! We love you! It would not be the same here without your GB Poem!
What a tough job, with all the members and most of them a bit goofy!! laugh (didn't mean me! I'm Looney!! hahaha!)

Syd, if we are toooooo quiet, what can you say? And if we are toooo vocal, well, ya just have tooo much to say!
Lovely of you to find a balance and I'm sure that all members will now try to be the funniest and enlighten our year, just to be immortalized in your beautiful poetry!

You are really talented.... bravo
Thank you!!! wave
Posted by: MacDee

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 08:39 AM

It is super Syd! lol I dont know where you found the time.

~Dee
Posted by: esube

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 09:42 AM

Amazing, simply amazing.
Posted by: Jenny

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 02:24 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by syd:
On a more serious note - I want everyone here to know I don't leave people out deliberately. I would rather just not do it anymore than hurt someone.
Syd, I don't think anyone who is in their right mind would ever think that you would deliberately leave a member out of your Christmas opus...
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 02:37 PM

Well, except when Syd got so upset when I played the review copy of Traitor's Gate 2, instead of giving it to her. frown

She was all excited over it and was convinced it was the one game that would make The Scroll look good. Let's just say.. things were said, threats were made. I swear Syd, the next turkey is all yours!!

It took some mighty powerful persuasion to get myself back in the poem. eek

heh-heh
Posted by: Witchen

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 02:47 PM

Very kewl, Syders......A stellar accomplishment!

Love, Witchen wave
Posted by: Glenna

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 03:06 PM

Thanks for the great poem! It's another winner. Merry Christmas to you!! smile wave
Posted by: josefien

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 04:25 PM

It's great Syd. Really unbelievable.
Yes I am for the GB-awards.
Posted by: margaret

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 05:56 PM

thanks Syd for the great poem. I love it. and a very merry Christmas for all boomers and happy New Year.
Posted by: Salar of Myst

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/18/03 08:04 PM

Wow! That was cool. You caught so much of the goings on in the Christmas poem! bravo

Susan thumbsup
Posted by: Bryansmom

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 12:29 AM

Syd, you are indeed worthy of the title "High Mucky-Muck!" Thank you so much for reminding us of our blessings because of the Gameboomer family we have here! I wouldn't miss visiting here for the world!! I am going to stop a minute and say a prayer for Tom Sr.'s family at Christmas--I hope their holiday is filled with laughter, love and wonderful memories, like the ones you have just given to us!
Hugs,
Beth
Posted by: ladyyve

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 05:18 AM

Syd, I don't know how you do it, but these always manage to bring a tear to my eye! There is nothing anywhere else in the world that can compare to Christmas at GB! You can feel all the warmth and love.

Thank you, Syd! Wishing all of you a very heartfelt Merry Christmas in Boomerland everywhere. wink wave

Yvonne
Posted by: DoreenS

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 01:57 PM

Syd, I finally got to read the whole wonderful poem. I don't know how you do it every year. Didn't realize there were so many of us.
Thank you so very much and Merry Christmas!
Posted by: GoldSkull

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 02:49 PM

Happy Gamer is so right about all the caring in GB! Before finding this forum I never thought I'd find a place with so many wonderful people. I love it here and your poem, Syd, makes it feel like this Christmas I'm celebrating with all of you here.

I'm imagining this big house, where all the Boomers from the poem are gathered together, it's Christmas Eve and there's this wonderful Christmas feeling all around... smile

wish you all Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. wave
Posted by: Gimme

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 06:03 PM

Fantastic as usual, puts me in the cristmas spirit. Thanks syd.



Patricia
Posted by: Gamer

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 06:13 PM

GREAT Job Syd and MERRY CHRISTMAS! happydance bravo
Posted by: LorLor

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/19/03 07:12 PM

Syd, I'm just back in to town today and only just saw this. Way Cool! How did you get so many names included? I'm very touched that I as such a new GBer was included. Thank you so much. It was a real joy to read. I'm still giggling.

Lorlor
Posted by: KarenNJ

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/20/03 02:28 PM

It just gets better every year, what a wonderful mind. bravo

Merry Christmas to all.

Karen
Posted by: Skippy

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/21/03 01:02 PM

I was tickled pink to see my name in there. Thankyou Syd and Merry Christmas to all! :kiss:
Posted by: o1alien

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/22/03 03:10 PM

You are brilliant, as bright as a star up above. Let us know when you have published a book of poems, I will be the first in line to buy it. Love, E.T. smile smile
Posted by: housewife

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/22/03 11:42 PM

Thank you for the wonderful gift...It makes us feel worthy being in a poem....Wonderful Job..

Merry Christmas...




Liz
Posted by: Jude

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/23/03 07:43 AM

Genius, pure genius. And now Christmas is officially underway. Thanks so much Syd.
Posted by: HorseDancer

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/23/03 05:31 PM

Hi Syd, happydance smile

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to all

Judy
Posted by: mrbill

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/24/03 10:23 AM

BRAVO! bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo

Am I really Max as in Sam 'n' Max? Lela says YES!

OK, I confess. I really am Max laugh

Cheers,

Bill
Posted by: vik

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas or Boomers Christmas 2003 - 12/24/03 10:19 PM

Fantastic job, Syd!!!

Best wishes to all named and unnamed in Syd's latest epic.

Closing in on Christmas now and here's hoping everyone's BAAG's list is a tad smaller in a few hours. Time to go lay out stockings.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!