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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby Squareoflinoleum » Mar 18, 2019 8:16 am

Hey all!

A little about me, I grew up with the Narnia books. Mainly, I loved listening to them as books on tape as a kid (not the dramatized version though). I really enjoyed the movies when they came out. Well, Voyage of the Dawn Treader was a mess as far as movies goes. But anyway, I'm excited now to see what Netflix will do with the franchise. As for some non-Narnia facts, I'm an Electrician by trade and have about a year to go to finish my apprenticeship. And, I love music. I took piano as a kid and still play now, though not quite at the level I used to (I went to grade 9 RCM for all those who know what that means). Anyways, I look forward to chatting with you all in the future!
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby Phill Lytle » Mar 18, 2019 8:36 am

johobbit wrote:Ditto Rose's comment about you joining after having lurked for so long, Phill Lytle! Do your kids enjoy the Chronicles too? :)


My kids do enjoy them, especially my eldest.
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby coracle » Mar 18, 2019 12:38 pm

Hi there, Squareoflinoleum!
That's one of the most interesting names I've seen on here. Perhaps you'll tell us about its origins?

Anyway, welcome!
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby johobbit » Mar 18, 2019 1:14 pm

Wonderful, Phill Lytle! :D

Welcome to NarniaWeb, Squareoflinoleum. I ditto coracle's query about your username. It is very unique and fun, but what is the story behind it?

And, I love music. I took piano as a kid and still play now, though not quite at the level I used to (I went to grade 9 RCM for all those who know what that means).

I have my grade 9 RCM, as well! *high fives* I took a bit of grade 10 at university, and received the equivalent level through Waterloo U, rather than through RCM. It was tough, but so worth it. And I can relate: I have sadly lost so much over the years—mainly technique—with not keeping up hours of practicing each day. :P Still, I enjoy sitting down and playing for my own pleasure, as well as at church services sometimes.

All the best in your electrical apprenticeship! Glad to have you here! :) (And ditto about the VotDT movie. 8-| )
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby Squareoflinoleum » Mar 20, 2019 8:12 am

coracle wrote:Hi there, Squareoflinoleum!
That's one of the most interesting names I've seen on here. Perhaps you'll tell us about its origins?


Haha. The origin has two parts that goe back to my childhood. First, I love the Asterix series of comics and have collected most of them. In those comics, for those who don't know, the authors really enjoyed giving the characters interesting and funny names. For instance, one of the main side characters in the story, a druid, his name is "getafix"! :p Or some of the names are way out there, like "herendethelesson"! =)) Second, I loved playing video games as a kid too, FPS's like Battlefield 2 and the like. So, for my gamer handle, I chose Squareoflinoleum. I've stuck with it ever since! :)

coracle wrote:I have my grade 9 RCM, as well! *high fives* I took a bit of grade 10 at university, and received the equivalent level through Waterloo U, rather than through RCM. It was tough, but so worth it. And I can relate: I have sadly lost so much over the years—mainly technique—with not keeping up hours of practicing each day. :P Still, I enjoy sitting down and playing for my own pleasure, as well as at church services sometimes.


Thanks. It is hard to maintain one's piano after school. But, it's not too bad. While I'm not at the same level anymore, I definitely try to keep it up where I can. Church is one area I do that. Around Christmas, I play accompaniment on the piano for a Christmas choir. That really helps keep me sharp, pun intended! ;)
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