(Written by members of The Grey Havens Group)
…you frequently find yourself prefacing things you say to people with, “ok, Tolkien nerd alert here, BUT ..
…you’ve had guitars named Glamdring, Anduril, and Gurthang.
…you find yourself adding “precious” to your talk about odd things like “taters.”
…every hike you take is a return to Middle-earth…
…you fret that your feet aren’t hairy enough.
…your favorite holiday takes place on March 25
…you can cite passages from The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings as to why you are absolutely, beyond-a-doubt certain that Balrogs don’t have wings.
…you pass by Gondor or Rohan countryside on your daily commute or call your car Celebrindal
…you feel uncertain about the existence of Bigfoot but would join an expedition to find a Proudfoot.
…you know what J.R.R. stands for.
…you answer the phone with “sulier.
…you take offense at the mistaken notions that hobbits have big feet and Spock ears.
…you can name all the Inklings
…you say “most astonishing wonderful”
…you’ve considered using “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” in a work-place resignation letter.
…or you want to say qoute that at a family gathering so you don’t have to write a speech.
…when someone cuts you off in traffic, you call out, “Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion!”