Grayt News! May 2010
From Tar Valon Library
Welcome to the April/May edition of the Gray Ajah Newsletter!
As always, we have a ton of announcements about how cool we are... unfortunately, I've forgotten most of what happened in the last two months, but here are the things I remember:
Congratulations to Marivea, who was chosen as the new Gleeman's Guildmistress!
Congratulations to Myriam, who was accepted into like... 80 million colleges, including her school of choice, Whitman College!
Congratulations to our newest mommy-to-be, Amira!
Happy 5th wedding anniversary to Jojo!
Congratulations to our newest high school graduate, Lijena!
The Gray Ajah would now like to present some very srs bsns. EXTREMELY SRS.
This is the airbag of Ennairaim's work car. As you can see, it's a very srs airbag, for srs safety.
Srs protection from life's srs threats. You could srsly be hit by another driver and srsly need that very SRS airbag. For srs...yo.
This srs announcement has been brought to you by the extremely srs Gray Ajah. :|
Gray Member of The Month
Our MotM for this newsletter is Arie Tarou! We are all proud to have her and as a result is this month's MotM! So without further adieu, the interview with Arie:
How long have you been a member?
For about 2 years now, give or take a few months. I've sort of lost track because it seems like I've been here forever. In a good way, of course!
What do you like the most about being a member?
I have a few favorite things. I adore the friendships that have come from this site, the respect I have for the administration (which is a HUGE deal to me), and vice versa. I adore my Sisters (and sisters to be) of the Shawl, and the ones outside my Ajah (whom are just as close to me). More so, I love the aspect that this place is Real to me. It's not just some random place on the net that I can talk to like-minded people, but what I say and what I hear in return are Real. We affect each others lives by the things we do and say and to me that is pretty profound.
Which forum is your favorite?
I'll confess, I like the Gray Sitting room the most. However I enjoy lurking all the Garrisons, Taverns and other JM halls. I also, oddly enough, love the Announcement forum and take great joy in raisings and other awesome announcements. Maybe I'm just one of those love to celebrate joy type of person.
Have you been to a real life event? Which is your favorite?
I have been to Anni 09 as my official Tower event, but I had already met a lot of Tower people at the DCon previously, including my fiance, James Davion. Its hard for me to pick a favorite over the other. For one I met my soulmate, while the other I made some very close friends for life. I think each has its own unique value and I look forward to other 'favorite' events in the future!
What do you do in real life?
Right now my RL is pretty... complicated. I just quit both my jobs and moved to the USofA. I'll be a housewife and a very panicked bride-to-be for a few months. Generally my days are filled with lurking, coding, graphics and the occassional writing or WoW. (Yeah, I play that.) However, transitions being what they are, its sort of hard to describe what my RL is like.
How are you “Gray” on the site and/or in real life?
I generally argue that I'm a Blue-ish Gray, or a Gray-ish Blue. When I have my teeth sunk into a cause I sort of bite hard and generally never let go until I get what I want or I've made my point pretty clearly. However over the recent few months I've found myself becoming more of a subtle calming influence where I take a more impartial role and help others through the tough parts of their lives, either online or offline. True I love Pie, have been pied, and will pie others... I've found myself taken a more peacemaker role which was what I had hoped would happen when I aspired Gray. Go figure.
What are your hobbies aside from reading?
I have a random approach to my hobbies. :D Sometimes I'm really interested in crafting and will make crafty things day after day. Then, I switch and start playing WoW for weeks on end until I tire, then I'm introduced to a book and no one will see me online until I'm done 48 hours later. This goes for enjoying TV series on DVD, knitting, web site coding, drawing either in photoshop or in my poorly neglected sketchbook, writing roleplays, or just browsing through deviantart.com for new ideas. The trouble with my RL being so transitional over the past few years has lead to transitional hobbies. I look forward to a little stability in my life so that I can see some stability in the things I do enjoy.
What is a quote that you live by/defines you?
Hmm, choices... "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." -Samuel Johnson
This is a reminder, to me, that no matter how hard I try to do good, bad things happen and I need to be aware of more than just my point of view.
"I'm 32 flavours ... and then some." - Ani DiFranco
Because I am. :mother
Gray Memorable Quotes
I'm way too lazy to write an introduction to the awesomeness that is this month's Gray Quotes. Oh wait, I just did! Boo haa!
I could always say I was in Witness Protection Program from the Grays." - Ma'Sayna
Egos are a good thing! Otherwise the guys might realize they aren't actually running the world. :look - Marivea
Roalnd Garros tennis is on! so exciting! Of course i shun the women matches, they sound like they're doing x-rated stuff on court :x they won't shut up sighing and screaming! - Tai
I probably won't be on tomorrow as I'm going to Red's to help her move, but I leave you with the gift of a mental picture of underpants living in harmony side-by-side with barbecue sauce. - Lii
I like Daenerys. So much so that I'm arguing with Travis to let me name a child after her. :look - Alyria
Iteran: I want my avvy back. :(
Iteran: Ooh, I got my face back, yay! :joy
Marivea: **steals Ita's FACE!!** :look
Pie is pleased with its filling.
AUSSIES!!! YOU HAVE SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED ME!!!
Srsly. Why did you not tell me there is a NATIONAL FOREST in Australia called LOL GRAY?????
Journal of the Gray's
This month's random Wheelbarrows are brought to you by Madine and Ajailyn. :D
Ajailyn randomly found this one parked in front of her (gray) car:
And Ajailyn came across this lil guy while she was out... she promises us that for our next edition, she'll have a new picture of it, with a surprise inside!
That's it for now. We'll leave you with this picture of Tyla's new kitten. Covet him. :D
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