Good Sunday morning. For those looking for more information, here's what the Parlor is all about--quoting from my introductory paragraphs:
"We love to have folks post about their life--trivia, minutiae, whatever. Doesn't have to be earth shaking! However, we can "do* earth-shaking if we need to . . . never underestimate the power of Parlor Good Thoughts, Prayers, White Light, and Mojo!"
This is the origin of the Parlor--"The Parlor grew out of a thread I posted on the old figure skating world (later became F$W) the end of July 2001 when I had to be on my back 24/7 for 3 weeks. I called it "help keep Patsy sane" and asked that folks just post what was happening in their day, how it was going at work, come in and rant, ask for help, etc. Once I was back on my feet and out in the world again, folks said they had enjoyed having a mythical place to come to, thus "The Parlor".
The requests about capitalization, blank spaces between paragraphs, etc. is in response to promoting ease of reading for everyone. Hard as it is to imagine (or not all that hard!!) I'm just about twice the age of many of the posters--and age takes a toll on the eyes--trust me on this one.
We have always welcomes Parlorites from around the world and value what they have always brought to the table.
Sharpie--just as Parlor treats have no calories, I'm sure that Parlor doggies wouldn't dream of chasing the Parlor kitties!
Since we denizens of skatingforums have NO idea when it's going to go *poof*, haste seemed like a good approach.
I'd be more than happy to answer any other questions. We're a friendly group, sharing the minutiae of life and supporting those who need support. We currently have one Parlorite actively in chemo, one coming down the homestretch (no pun intended) of mastectomy/chemo/reconstructive surgery, we have parents of teens and all the challenges that involves, I have been known once in a while (*Patsy waits politely for Parlorites to stop laughing their asses off*) to vent in the Parlor so I don't slap certain in-laws silly, we're cheering one Parlorite as she begins an exciting new job, and supporting several Parlorites as they decide to go back to school.
So--I hope that provides some insight to the question "what is the Parlor and what's it doing here?" We're not "talking skating", we're "talking the rest of life" so to speak. (In Hawaii this is called "talk story" which I think is a marvelous expression).
We're no threat to anyone, truly.