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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:As Valentines Day approaches I thought Id regale my friends and fellow posters with an amazing but true tale of romance and love. I know that some of you know the story already but its a good one and Im sure you wont mind sitting though it again... Once upon a time through the magic of Home of Poi and the generosity of our host Malcolm, I met many wonderful friends. Directly and indirectly HoP has changed my life. It introduced me to fire. It exposed me to a world that I would have never seen before. HoP led me to Pele whose friendship started it all for me, and Nomad who I still owe a favor to for lending me his poi for my first burn. HoP allowed me to meet my close and wonderful fire friends in New York City whom have now formed a mellow fire troupe and spend most of my weekends. If this had been all, Id still be indebted to this silly little website for all the joy it has brought me.But theres just a bit more. As some of you may have guessed, Ive fallen passionately, tenderly, and deeply in love with the most wonderful woman I have ever met. You all know her as Cassandra, and yes, we met on HoP. As fate would have it were thousands of miles away from each other but love conquers all. A few months ago, posts led to emails, emails to phone calls, and phone calls led to a wonderful Christmas together in Paris. Sure enough, my sweet little fire twirler will be blessing me with a visit this Valentines Day for a full week of fire twirling and romance. What about the future? Weve already got plans for vacations and summers and soon enough my little raspberry will be joining me in the Big Apple. After that its up to us Who knows what the future holds, but Im sure its beautiful.Dont worry kids, we wont clog up the boards with too much PDA. Thats what emails, phone calls and cross Atlantic visits are for.
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Occasionally we have an I cant believe we met on HoP! moment and giggle. I guess you never really know when youll meet your princess, for me it was this little gray and black website buried deep within the matrix.On behalf of my sweet Cassandra and I, a big public THANK YOU to all of those who contribute the warmth, friendship and love which drew us both to this board. Both our friends on here, and those who just add to the positive environment, have allowed HoP to become a valuable resource, outlet, escape, and community.Love to all those whove given us love and friendship, a Happy Valentines day to friends, families and lovers across the globe, and a big smooch to my sweetie.Oh yeahAnd they lived happily ever after.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:NYC, secretive as you are, I never thought you'd post such sweet words on HoP...I am *really* moved ... I am speechless
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Tons of smiles and hugs to everyone on this board and a special thank you to Malcolm, Pele and Nomad
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Shine on, beautiful people Cassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Twirl'N'Burn


Booojakasha
Location: Brisbane QLD Australia

Total posts: 121
Posted:Awwwwwwwww, I feel all warm and smiley. Yer all have a good valintines now wherever that love of yours may be.

Simply an excuse to play with fire.

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:Aah!!! That is soooo sweet! On a grey February day I too am now feeling warm and smiley!I've not had the pleasure of meeting you NYC, but I know that you've got one truly beautiful and wonderful French princess!Here's to happiness for both of you!

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Maelstrom


Maelstrom

member
Location: Akron, Ohio

Total posts: 135
Posted:I would like to read the thread you first flirted on. If thats not too personal.

Nothing good ever comes from hanging out with normal people.

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N8


member
Location: NY, USA

Total posts: 336
Posted:Thought My future wife and I didn't meet on the board. I definately know how you feel. May many warm blessings befall the both of you, and Cassandra, agian- coolest gif's on the board- hands down.
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Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

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Naganootch


AKA CLERIC
Location: Staten Island , NY. USA

Total posts: 172
Posted:AWWWWW,, your so damn cute.Your so sweet I think you gave me a cavity.Lucky people you.

We are defined by the choices we make

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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:Wow, thank you for the kind words, TwirlNBurn, Dom, Maelstrom, N8, Naganootch
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Maelstrom, I don't think NYC and I have flirted a lot online actually... or is it my good old Alzheimer again ?
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Actually I think we just liked what the other was saying online and emails and time did the rest
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Shine onCassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Superman
BRONZE Member since Mar 2001

Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas

Total posts: 829
Posted:its moments like these that makes life worth living...i wish you 2 "Happily ever after"luvs and hugs"S"

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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pozee
BRONZE Member since Jul 2001

old hand
Location: san diego

Total posts: 886
Posted:WOW!!this is wonderful. i will eat one of my chocolate valentine gifts for the 2 of you. congrats and i hope the world brings you both what you desire...

anyone got a light?

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Dru Lee Parsec


member
Location: Santee California, USA

Total posts: 78
Posted:That is So Cool!
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I just want to say that I'm very happy for both of you. Thank you for posting this. Reading this story is a wonderful way to start my Monday morning.
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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:You truly deserve all the best life has to offer, and I am so overjoyed that you were able to find that in each other across the miles and amid the craze of te world today.Two amazing spirits such as yours coming together can only shed more light on the world.I love ya both very much, and am blessed to call you friends. I couldn't be more thrilled you are together! Much love, joy and peace in the future....among all the little naughtier wishes I won't mention on this PG board!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:I'd say I was envious, because cassandra is one of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of communicating with and has an undeniable charm. But somehow I'm not envious at all, just very happy for her, and glad that NYC (whom I know less well) can make her so happy. The only problem is that she emails less often since Xmas, darn you NYC! Just joking (sort of) - that is mostly my fault since I'm realy busy these days. I've got my own long-distance relationship going right now (except it takes two months for a round trip communication between us since she has a remote posting in the peace corps), so I mean it when I say "good luck!" -v-

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:Super-brother thanks for always being there for me and sharing my happiness with your kindness, friendship and humor
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Pozee, "smooch" to you and save some chocolate for whenever you come and visit in europe
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DLParsec, thanks a lot !!!Pele... ah Pele... what can I say that I haven't said allready ? big hug to you
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Vanize ... hey ... wait a minute ... Vanize you're back ? I do email, sweetie and I must even say that the last email was from me to you and I still await your answer
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Wishing you all the peace, passion and PURE happiness that your beautiful soul deserves
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wow... warm fuzzies tickeling my heart and soul ....thank you shine onCassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:Yeah, I just got back from my "business" trip to Yosemite national park (in California) last night. Yosemite in winter is fantastic because almost no one else is there (at least on weekdays) and you can enjoy the beauty of the place with some measure of solitude, which is not possible any other time of year (the place is choked with tourists in summer). Especially amazing is being alone in a groove of anchient sequoia trees (giant redwoods), some of which are older than the pyramids in Egypt. -v-

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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nomad
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France

Total posts: 356
Posted:Hey guys,I am having a pretty shitty day (sometimes, work just SUCKS) and those sweet and loving words made my day NYC. Dude, you don't owe me anything for having borrowed my poi. ...however, if you really insist, you can mail me a $200 check, that'll take care of it (I usually charge $100 per spin)
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I am very happy for both of you. I started exchanging emails with Cassandra in september I think, since she was the only one I could talk about Poi in French, my first language. We got to know each other and I thought she was the sweetest girl (obviously, like everyone else on this board I'm sure!). NYC I met back in June and indeed he spun fire with my chains for the first time (I hope that brought you luck and kept you burn-free). We got together several times since, both in Boston and in New York, even busked on Union Square together once. Needless to say (if someone disagrees here, raise your hand or shut up forever), he's a great guy.Well, what can be better than two people you love becoming lovers? I wish you the best of the best together, and I cannot wait to see you both Friday night.Let me take this opportunity to send a big hug to my princess (ki koro?) who will join me on Friday and who called me at work to tell me to look at this post.Aaaahh, life is beautiful
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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic


Total posts: 4993
Posted:right on folks, i truely feel the love in the air tonight
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good luck to u both nyc and cassandra
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may you both have a beautiflul warm and firery relationship together!
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PKhttp://uk.geocities.com/poi_in_the_park_sheffield[This message has been edited by vain-ego pk (edited 12 February 2002).]


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


veteran
Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:Wow Cass and NYC I read this 5th period and it's all I thought about during 6th and the walk home. Wow. It wasn't even dirrected at me and I was speechless. Wow.
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Congratulations ^_^Kinudin


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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:That's just lovely
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Good luck to you both.


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SorchaTheFlaming


member
Location: Calgary alberta Canada

Total posts: 235
Posted:*sniff sniff* thats so wonderful..maybe one day it can happen to me too??

Teach tolerance, not competition.
Send food, not bombs.

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Bendy


member
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 750
Posted:*mumble-grumble* some people get all the luck *rackin-frackin* noone loves me *sob sob* gonna be 'lone forever *big grumpy harrumph*
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just kidding peoples.That was a really nice thing to read - ta very muchly NYC and goodluck to both you and cass.------------------Where's the foetus gonna gestate? You gonna keep it in a box?


Courage is the man who can stop after only one peanut

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good onya - two of the strongest characters I've met online getting together - that rocks.I wish you many many happy years together...and here was *I* wondering why you were both posting less on HOP...
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awww nice
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Josh


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audax
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

audax

freelance bum
Location: Upstairs

Total posts: 286
Posted:...disproving that the internet is a cold heartless porn storehouse and the home of nigel-no-mates...and reaffirming the reason why this is the best place on the web. Because it has the best peopleI love you all. Give yourself a hug, go on.Cassandra, you really are wonderful. I'm still amazed a girl in Paris read my thread on South Fremantle (West Australia) and wished me happy birthday. Thanks again. many happinesses to you & NYC

UYI wink OLDSKOOL

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Romances are bursting out all over aint they?And who said internet relationships don't work? *looks suspiciously at Josh and Kate*

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Katinca


Katinca

See my vest.... see my vest...
Location: Adelaide - South Australia

Total posts: 693
Posted:Hey C@ntus,I never said that they "don't" work I merely said that they don't "often" work.And are always circumstances that break the rules. SO nerr.Anyway...*gives Cantus a scolding look* Glad to hear about you guys, I think that's a fantastic thing. Congratulations.So Cass, you going to turn NYC into a true romantic, so he's not so pessimistic of the world?
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HOP Rocks.
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Nice one Bruva!FYI: Josh and I met at a pub, I was sitting at a table outside with a group of friends and I had my feet up on a chair. He walked past and asked if he could have the seat. I said "You can have it, but you have to use it here, it's not moving from this table" or somthing to that effect. So he sat down.....lots more to the story then that. But that's how we met. Life's full of surprises------------------ ~*~ Katinca ~*~


Love and Light

~*~ Katinca ~*~

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Damn, you were paying attention. Josh didn't exactly say it neither. Sorry hun(s) *offers and big bunch of flowers to Josh and Kate*------------------C@ntusThere's only one way of life and that's your own.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Bendy


member
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 750
Posted:"I said 'You can have it, but you have to use it here'"Smooth move!
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...but hey, I've heard worse! Example:"you know, you radiate heat!"
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Courage is the man who can stop after only one peanut

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Thank you all so much for all of your kind words. I'm always a bit tentative about throwing emotions into the general public and I'm glad they were met with the same warmth and friendship that I've grown accustomed to.Looking at the above posts reads like a guestlist of internet friends.Thanks to all and please excuse us if we don't post for the next week and a half. We've got some fire to twirl.
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Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
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"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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pozee
BRONZE Member since Jul 2001

old hand
Location: san diego

Total posts: 886
Posted:have fun you two...

anyone got a light?

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Code128


member
Location: Boston, MA USA

Total posts: 69
Posted:Hey guys, that is such a cool story, I am very happy for the 2 of you, NYC we havent had much post to post contact but I've liked nearly all of what you have had to say.Cassandra I cant think of a nicer person that I have met on this board. I hope you guys have a great time together in that large dirty city that NYC chooses to live in.If it gets too claustrophobic and you want to get away from it all come on down to my little town (Boston) for a day or 2. Your welcome to stay at my place, I think Nomad might make the same offer. Cheers!Code128

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