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Title: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 03:13:35 PM
Seeing an ultrasound scan of my eldest daughter's 17 week old baby  :D

What are your reasons to be cheerful?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on June 26, 2010, 03:15:48 PM
Congrats to your daughter. Will this be your first grandchild?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 03:18:48 PM
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Congrats to your daughter. Will this be your first grandchild?
Yep! It's due on 3rd December, I'll be 51 on the 1st December so there is the possibility it will be born on my birthday which would be rather nice.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on June 26, 2010, 03:57:16 PM
Congrats, Tank!!!!  :D

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 26, 2010, 03:58:50 PM
Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: McQ on June 26, 2010, 04:02:37 PM
Good to hear, Tank. That's sweet.

Lots of reason to be cheerful, just that we often forget. I'm happy that no matter what kind of day I'm having, when I come home, my dogs greet me as if I was a long, lost friend. They get so excited and happy that I forget about the problems of the day.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 04:25:30 PM
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Congrats, Tank!!!!  :D

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
We are members of a 'Happy' forum, atheist, agnostic or theist, the operative word is 'happy', so what are your reasons to be cheerful?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 26, 2010, 04:27:05 PM
Rats. They have themselves a new toy they are fascinated with. Watching them makes me cheery-like :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 04:27:42 PM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
First step is a kid. Do you have any?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 04:29:19 PM
Quote from: "McQ"
Good to hear, Tank. That's sweet.

Lots of reason to be cheerful, just that we often forget. I'm happy that no matter what kind of day I'm having, when I come home, my dogs greet me as if I was a long, lost friend. They get so excited and happy that I forget about the problems of the day.
Doggies do that for one don't they  :D  Whoever said 'Money can't by you love.' never owned a dog did they?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on June 26, 2010, 04:36:14 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Congrats, Tank!!!!  :D

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
We are members of a 'Happy' forum, atheist, agnostic or theist, the operative word is 'happy', so what are your reasons to be cheerful?

Right now?  My morning coffee....ooooh, lovely, lovely coffee....

On a few moments' reflection?

My wife
My parents
My brother (LittleTheBlackJester to everyone here)
My sobriety
My friend Peter
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Theater
Douglas Adams
P.G. Wodehouse
Terry Pratchett
HAF, and oases like it
Relative freedom and security and material comfort.
Medical insurance
Brownies
ice cream
OH!  and ice cream.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 26, 2010, 04:56:54 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
First step is a kid. Do you have any?
Well, no...  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 05:03:38 PM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Quote from: "Tank"
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
First step is a kid. Do you have any?
Well, no...  :P
No. The first step is getting girl friend who'll let you...  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 26, 2010, 08:28:44 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
No. The first step is getting girl friend who'll let you...  :raised:

 lol
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 08:31:04 PM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Quote from: "Tank"
No. The first step is getting girl friend who'll let you...  :raised:

 lol
Particularly as you're online a lot of time. We'll have to see if we can find you an atheist GF to join in here!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2010, 08:46:15 PM
Taking a pair of happy healthy doggies for a long walk in the grounds of county house and smoking a fine Cuban cigar while they chase the ducks and squirrels (unsuccessfully I might add).
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: RappingAgnostic on June 27, 2010, 09:00:39 AM
Sometimes I get really down on life but then simple things cheer me up.

Specially "Build Me Up Buttercup". Just reminds me of good times.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 27, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
This is my 'Happy Song', it never fails to cheer me up, as do most Madness songs

[youtube:2d7f3g7z]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EW3hhL7FyA[/youtube:2d7f3g7z]
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on June 27, 2010, 06:30:17 PM
What makes me happy? Hmm. Winning something. One time in 7th grade our whole class went out for bowling and I won (and I really suck at bowling, trust me). I was the first one to get an A on an exam in my class. (I got a free chocolate from my teacher  :P )

And... Singing really loud in the car.
Why is it so much more fun singing in the car than anywhere else?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 27, 2010, 08:25:12 PM
New series of Top Gear!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: RappingAgnostic on June 27, 2010, 08:58:17 PM
Making music.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: karadan on June 27, 2010, 10:45:44 PM
I'm alive, the product of a beautiful loving family and i have friends i'd die for.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 28, 2010, 12:58:02 AM
Quote from: "karadan"
i have friends i'd die for.
Personally, I'd try to kill the cause of needing to die for my friends, so my death for them would actually signify a failure - even though a risk I'd take without hesitation.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on June 28, 2010, 01:51:23 AM
Potlucks.   :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: RappingAgnostic on June 28, 2010, 07:56:19 AM
My awesome computer.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 28, 2010, 09:33:27 AM
You guys.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 28, 2010, 09:51:17 AM
Being jumped on and licked by a pair of doggies first thing in the morning.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on June 28, 2010, 05:31:30 PM
Having a job in this environment...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Gawen on June 28, 2010, 06:22:39 PM
Congrats, Tank.

A few reasons for me to be cheerful is staying out of American gun debates with Europeans...*chucklin*...which brings to mind:

Shooting straight...

ummmmm.....another cheerful item is to see a thread stay on topic.

ahhhhh....getting over 90,000 tons of shipping on Silent Hunter III

ehhh.......waking up

and always....using the bible against Christians.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: philosoraptor on June 28, 2010, 06:41:12 PM
As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on June 28, 2010, 06:44:27 PM
Quote from: "philosoraptor"
As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.

 :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 28, 2010, 07:28:21 PM
Quote from: "philosoraptor"
As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.
:yay:  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on June 28, 2010, 07:43:08 PM
Quote from: "philosoraptor"
As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.

Let me add my congratulations!  Is it related to Philosophy?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: philosoraptor on June 28, 2010, 08:30:45 PM
Thanks guys!

TBJ, it's not even remotely related.  But I'm hoping it'll give me some money to save while I look for academic positions.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 28, 2010, 08:35:37 PM
Quote from: "philosoraptor"
Thanks guys!

TBJ, it's not even remotely related.  But I'm hoping it'll give me some money to save while I look for academic positions.
Detecting reticence to reveal what said job is [speculate]Pole Dancer[/speculate] (http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4330/gring.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on June 28, 2010, 11:02:03 PM
Quote from: "philosoraptor"
TBJ, it's not even remotely related. But I'm hoping it'll give me some money to save while I look for academic positions.

Don't I know the need for cash, though...I trained as an actor (grad school as well) and my job is not anywhere near related either.  But I hope you get an academic position soon.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Gawen on June 28, 2010, 11:08:13 PM
Quote from: "philosoraptor"
As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.
That's most cheerful news!!! Even better if you enjoy what you're doing!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on June 29, 2010, 03:00:13 AM
Breathing is good, I'm easy to please.

Quote from: "Philosoraptor"
As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.

Congrats, and good sailing.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 29, 2010, 08:04:59 PM
Solving quadratic equations without having to look up how to in a book  :headbang:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 29, 2010, 09:12:25 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
Solving quadratic equations without having to look up how to in a book  :hmm: But then again... Engineers, we are supposed to be able to.

What was it... x1,2=(-b+-sqR(4ac))/2a..?

EDIT: Corrected syntax
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 29, 2010, 09:15:43 PM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Quote from: "Tank"
Solving quadratic equations without having to look up how to in a book  :hmm: But then again... Engineers, we are supposed to be able to.
I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 29, 2010, 11:37:42 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
We mostly do differential equasions, so quadratics are sort of low-end in my branch... Sort of common knowledge, one might say.  :sigh:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 30, 2010, 10:10:42 AM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Quote from: "Tank"
I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
We mostly do differential equations, so quadratics are sort of low-end in my branch... Sort of common knowledge, one might say.  :sigh:
Of course you work in the banking industry so you will actually get to use that sort of thing for modelling won't you?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: wildfire_emissary on July 01, 2010, 01:52:13 PM
Yesterday, we sworn in the new president of our republic. The dark ages of my land ended.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: KDbeads on July 01, 2010, 03:30:57 PM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
Quote from: "Tank"
I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
We mostly do differential equasions, so quadratics are sort of low-end in my branch... Sort of common knowledge, one might say.  :eek:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 07, 2010, 09:21:13 AM
Putting a completed maths assignment in the post  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 07, 2010, 09:26:23 AM
2 months membership and 1300 posts  roflol
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: GAYtheist on July 07, 2010, 09:41:08 AM
My partner. August 14th will be a year and a half.

Also, my left forearm. It has a tattoo of a Celtic style raven I designed. The raven holds a teal ribbon with the Gaelic word Marthanoir. Marthanoir means survivor, and the teal ribbon symbolizes "Sexual Assault Awareness". Its my favorite design that Ive drawn, and I've done a fair few, because it is a reminder that I did survive. How do I get on these topics?

John
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on July 07, 2010, 11:50:45 AM
Heehee, they mention The Selfish Gene in an episode of Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig.  The Tachikomas (sentient military robots) talk about the book when discussing the nuances of human thinking.   :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2010, 02:41:27 PM
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
My partner. August 14th will be a year and a half.

Also, my left forearm. It has a tattoo of a Celtic style raven I designed. The raven holds a teal ribbon with the Gaelic word Marthanoir. Marthanoir means survivor, and the teal ribbon symbolizes "Sexual Assault Awareness". Its my favorite design that Ive drawn, and I've done a fair few, because it is a reminder that I did survive. How do I get on these topics?

John

Got any pics of the tat you can post?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on July 07, 2010, 05:33:04 PM
Had a decent open-mike last night, the first time I ever played slide in front of an audience, and I was on.  It smoked.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 07, 2010, 05:37:15 PM
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Had a decent open-mike last night, the first time I ever played slide in front of an audience, and I was on.  It smoked.
I bet the adrenaline was flowing!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on July 07, 2010, 05:45:26 PM
It was an acoustic set, and I was so in-the-moment that it didn't start pumping until after it was all over.  Those are the best, because you can enjoy the rush without worrying about fluffing the next chord change.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: GAYtheist on July 07, 2010, 07:42:33 PM
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
My partner. August 14th will be a year and a half.

Also, my left forearm. It has a tattoo of a Celtic style raven I designed. The raven holds a teal ribbon with the Gaelic word Marthanoir. Marthanoir means survivor, and the teal ribbon symbolizes "Sexual Assault Awareness". Its my favorite design that Ive drawn, and I've done a fair few, because it is a reminder that I did survive. How do I get on these topics?

John

Got any pics of the tat you can post?

Not yet, but maybe I can use the webcam for it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2010, 07:52:38 PM
Cool!  Sounds like a great design.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: GAYtheist on July 07, 2010, 08:27:12 PM
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Cool!  Sounds like a great design.

Thanks, I think so, and it was important for me to get. I design all my tattoos, to, they all tend to have so sort of meaning. The only one that I'm not going to design is the Vitruvian Man, I'm a big fan of Di Vinci, especially for him being gay, and opposed to the Church...eh heh.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Businessocks on July 07, 2010, 09:32:01 PM
Congratulations, Tank, on expecting your first grandchild!  Cheerful news, indeed!  :yay:

Hmmm, I have so many reasons to be cheerful.  

Friendly's watermelon sherbet roll.  Pure deliciousness.

My neighbors let us come swimming in their pool on this 95 degree day.

A smokin' sex life with my hubby (he just gets better and better with age  :D ).
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 07, 2010, 10:04:42 PM
All is on track ATM, she's OK and so is the sprog. She's moved in to her new house and got a puppy it was her birthday on the 6th so I'm getting her a decent camera so she can take photos of the sprog in due course!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on July 08, 2010, 07:29:29 AM
Quote from: "Businessocks"
My neighbors let us come swimming in their pool on this 95 degree day.
Haha, it's 15°C (59°F) where I live.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Businessocks on July 08, 2010, 02:02:05 PM
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Haha, it's 15°C (59°F) where I live.


*shiver* That's a bit chilly!  I LOVE the hot weather!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on July 08, 2010, 02:57:39 PM
Quote from: "Businessocks"
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Haha, it's 15°C (59°F) where I live.
*shiver* That's a bit chilly!  I LOVE the hot weather!
It is, but I don't mind it really.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: NothingSacred on July 08, 2010, 03:01:33 PM
:love:  I have a husband who is a massive fan of snuggling and I am quite cheesy.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 08, 2010, 05:43:57 PM
Quote from: "NothingSacred"
:love:  I have a husband who is a massive fan of snuggling and I am quite cheesy.
:D  Not quite sure how that combination works? But if it works for you!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Atlantis on July 08, 2010, 07:29:45 PM
They have a 60's music channel on satellite radio. :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amnesiac2389 on July 08, 2010, 10:40:49 PM
Everything in my life is going pretty good. My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in soon, college is going well, my 21st birthday is in a month, and I'm going to Italy next May (can't wait!).
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 08, 2010, 11:17:29 PM
Quote from: "Amnesiac2389"
Everything in my life is going pretty good. My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in soon, college is going well, my 21st birthday is in a month, and I'm going to Italy next May (can't wait!).
:yay:  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on July 08, 2010, 11:44:11 PM
Quote from: "Amnesiac2389"
Everything in my life is going pretty good. My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in soon, college is going well, my 21st birthday is in a month, and I'm going to Italy next May (can't wait!).

You lucky minx!  I would trade my fiancé for a trip to Italy.  Seriously.  PM me if interested.   :eek:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: GAYtheist on July 10, 2010, 12:46:20 AM
Watermelon on a hot day...nuffsed
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on July 10, 2010, 05:16:50 AM
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
Watermelon on a hot day...nuffsed

I was totally going to post the same thing!  Spooky!!   :borg2:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: GAYtheist on July 10, 2010, 05:31:39 AM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
Watermelon on a hot day...nuffsed

I was totally going to post the same thing!  Spooky!!   :borg2:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 10, 2010, 08:37:45 AM
Fresh cherries straight off the tree when I walk the dogs. They lick the pips I spit out.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 10, 2010, 10:11:21 AM
When I first joined on May 6th this place was interesting, but very quiet, I started out on a little quest, to liven the place up by asking lots of questions and keeping threads going as a Happy Atheist Forum is a good idea. When I first joined I would be lucky to find a hand full of new posts in the morning. Today I had twenty threads that I had looked at with additional posts. I started a thread and had 6 new threads to read as well!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: KDbeads on July 16, 2010, 11:53:08 PM
This week I have put away foods for the winter (ha, winter in TX, funny) from my own garden, fellow farmers and an orchard of a quilting friend.  The peach tree is starting to drop so there will be more food put away.

So in the event that we stay broke we will be able to eat!  In the event that hubby lands a real job, we can save money on food and put it towards paying off bills or fixing the house.  AND it's all crap free, no artificial nothings.

Now all I need is a pressure canner for the green beans and peas and potatoes and soup and chicken.........  :yay:


wait.... and I need a pickle crock for sauerkraut and fermented pickles........  though for now I'm going to use a paint bucket, a CLEAN paint bucket.  How's that for ingenuous?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: sleep_in_on_sunday on July 17, 2010, 06:54:07 AM
Quote from: "Tank"
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Congrats to your daughter. Will this be your first grandchild?
Yep! It's due on 3rd December, I'll be 51 on the 1st December so there is the possibility it will be born on my birthday which would be rather nice.

It would be even better if she were born a few days after....that way you can re-gift.  I hope he/she likes ties, golf clubs, and gift certificates to the home depot.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on July 17, 2010, 09:19:56 AM
Quote from: "Tank"
When I first joined on May 6th this place was interesting, but very quiet, I started out on a little quest, to liven the place up by asking lots of questions and keeping threads going as a Happy Atheist Forum is a good idea. When I first joined I would be lucky to find a hand full of new posts in the morning. Today I had twenty threads that I had looked at with additional posts. I started a thread and had 6 new threads to read as well!  :D

I really like this place.  It's active without being overbearing, and none of the "size-matters" issues that clog many other atheist pages.  It was very easy to feel comfortable here.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 17, 2010, 11:07:33 AM
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Quote from: "Tank"
When I first joined on May 6th this place was interesting, but very quiet, I started out on a little quest, to liven the place up by asking lots of questions and keeping threads going as a Happy Atheist Forum is a good idea. When I first joined I would be lucky to find a hand full of new posts in the morning. Today I had twenty threads that I had looked at with additional posts. I started a thread and had 6 new threads to read as well!  :D

I really like this place.  It's active without being overbearing, and none of the "size-matters" issues that clog many other atheist pages.  It was very easy to feel comfortable here.
Agreed. I like it because I know I'm not going to have to put up with trolls and fascistic extremist theistic or atheistic members. It's all very well being told 'don't read threads you don't like' but I want to be in a place I don't have to read a thread to find out I don't like it! I'm delighted this place keeps a good cap on acceptable manners.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on July 17, 2010, 11:12:27 AM
Quote from: "Tank"
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Quote from: "Tank"
When I first joined on May 6th this place was interesting, but very quiet, I started out on a little quest, to liven the place up by asking lots of questions and keeping threads going as a Happy Atheist Forum is a good idea. When I first joined I would be lucky to find a hand full of new posts in the morning. Today I had twenty threads that I had looked at with additional posts. I started a thread and had 6 new threads to read as well!  :D

I really like this place.  It's active without being overbearing, and none of the "size-matters" issues that clog many other atheist pages.  It was very easy to feel comfortable here.
Agreed. I like it because I know I'm not going to have to put up with trolls and fascistic extremist theistic or atheistic members. It's all very well being told 'don't read threads you don't like' but I want to be in a place I don't have to read a thread to find out I don't like it! I'm delighted this place keeps a good cap on acceptable manners.

I'm used to less moderation, so (as some may have noticed -- I'm looking at you, McQ) I am probably a little mouthier than the oldtimers here; and I sometimes wish the banhammer didn't fall so fast.  But the crowd here is great, and it's good to get away from my usual hangout, which is pretty anarchic by comparison.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 17, 2010, 11:23:03 AM
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
I'm used to less moderation, so (as some may have noticed -- I'm looking at you, McQ) I am probably a little mouthier than the oldtimers here; and I sometimes wish the banhammer didn't fall so fast.  But the crowd here is great, and it's good to get away from my usual hangout, which is pretty anarchic by comparison.
There are times where I have thought, 'I wish I could ask him/her one more question.' but on reflection I'm happier that I have not got to the point of screaming aggravation before the banhammer has come down. So it horses for courses and if all forums were identical we wouldn't have the choices we do. And the posse here are a good bunch by the feel of it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on July 17, 2010, 11:25:01 AM
Yep.  I come here when I'm in a kinder, gentler mood.  I could easily be banned here were I to shoot from the lip as I do elsewhere.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 17, 2010, 01:51:07 PM
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Quote from: "Tank"
When I first joined on May 6th this place was interesting, but very quiet, I started out on a little quest, to liven the place up by asking lots of questions and keeping threads going as a Happy Atheist Forum is a good idea. When I first joined I would be lucky to find a hand full of new posts in the morning. Today I had twenty threads that I had looked at with additional posts. I started a thread and had 6 new threads to read as well!  :D

I really like this place.  It's active without being overbearing, and none of the "size-matters" issues that clog many other atheist pages.  It was very easy to feel comfortable here.

I agree, it's been very easy finding a place here.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 17, 2010, 01:52:47 PM
Going to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean on Tuesday for 5 DAYS!!!  WHEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Probably won't be able to log on much.  Sad.  But mainly, "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 17, 2010, 02:19:00 PM
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Going to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean on Tuesday for 5 DAYS!!!  WHEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Probably won't be able to log on much.  Sad.  But mainly, "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."
Have a good time and don't forget to post some photos!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 17, 2010, 02:23:31 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Going to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean on Tuesday for 5 DAYS!!!  WHEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Probably won't be able to log on much.  Sad.  But mainly, "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."
Have a good time and don't forget to post some photos!

I will definitely do that.  I'm normally a total non-photo taker, but this will force me to actually shoot some pics this time.  I always regret it that I don't, but I never get around to it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 19, 2010, 11:52:02 AM
The Chaser's War On Everything a satirical/comedy group, are going to cover the Aus election.
They once set up a three car motorcade with Canadian flags, and an Osama Bin Laden look alike.  
With this cunning disguise they managed to penetrate the APEC leader’s conference security.
One of the guys once offered Hilary Clinton his services as an intern, he even had his own cigar.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Businessocks on July 19, 2010, 01:17:59 PM
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Going to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean on Tuesday for 5 DAYS!!!  WHEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Probably won't be able to log on much.  Sad.  But mainly, "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."


Wow.  That sounds fabulous!  And here I am, happy that we will be taking a weekend getaway with the kids in a couple of weeks to the Pittsburgh, PA aquarium and Duquesne Incline.   :yay:  :yay:


It's only part time, but that's what I was hoping for so it's not too many hours away from the kids.  I go this Wed. to file all the official paperwork, and it will start the end of Aug.  It will be a huge increase in pay from my part-time job now.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 19, 2010, 01:28:46 PM
Quote from: "Businessocks"
Quote from: "The Black Jester"
Going to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean on Tuesday for 5 DAYS!!!  WHEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Probably won't be able to log on much.  Sad.  But mainly, "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."


Wow.  That sounds fabulous!  And here I am, happy that we will be taking a weekend getaway with the kids in a couple of weeks to the Pittsburgh, PA aquarium and Duquesne Incline.   :yay:  :bananacolor:  :bananacolor:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 01, 2010, 02:40:05 PM
Watching my two dogs tear around the garden without a care in the world  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on September 01, 2010, 03:23:48 PM
Playing my guitar, and the music going straight to my fingers without stopping first in the frontal lobe.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 01, 2010, 03:34:54 PM
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Playing my guitar, and the music going straight to my fingers without stopping first in the frontal lobe.
Please don't tell Edward The Theist about this.  Please.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on September 01, 2010, 05:32:14 PM
Using a towel right out of the dryer.  Ohhhhh yeah...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on September 01, 2010, 05:40:32 PM
Quote from: "The Magic Pudding"
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Playing my guitar, and the music going straight to my fingers without stopping first in the frontal lobe.
Please don't tell Edward The Theist about this.  Please.

Well, we all know blues is the Devil's Music.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 01, 2010, 05:44:28 PM
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Quote from: "The Magic Pudding"
Quote from: "Thumpalumpacus"
Playing my guitar, and the music going straight to my fingers without stopping first in the frontal lobe.
Please don't tell Edward The Theist about this.  Please.

Well, we all know blues is the Devil's Music.
How come the devil supplies all the good stuff but everyone wants to go to heaven?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 15, 2010, 12:53:22 PM
[youtube:3dq06r0g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VskVFchQp-4[/youtube:3dq06r0g]
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 15, 2010, 12:55:41 PM
[youtube:1ol79i90]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXfNwXuB43E[/youtube:1ol79i90]
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 15, 2010, 12:57:36 PM
[youtube:malx75gz]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFauJ5U9fhQ[/youtube:malx75gz]
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: TheWilliam on September 23, 2010, 11:20:00 PM
I'm me.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: karadan on September 24, 2010, 11:33:13 AM
Quote from: "Tank"
[youtube:3eyn04th]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXfNwXuB43E[/youtube:3eyn04th]


Haha. Thanks for that. It was funny.

I checked out that guys channel and i now know what a bear is! :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: karadan on September 24, 2010, 11:39:09 AM
This tickled me. Positive prank calls are the way forward.  :headbang:

[youtube:3kgc4r2j]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O9BkGxWBVY[/youtube:3kgc4r2j]
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: GAYtheist on September 25, 2010, 12:32:24 AM
I got my grades for first session (sessions at PIMA are 6 weeks, then we go to a new one...its weird, but it works.) and I passed my first session with a 99.4%...PARTY TIME! :bananacolor:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: pinkocommie on September 25, 2010, 06:33:21 AM
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
I got my grades for first session (sessions at PIMA are 6 weeks, then we go to a new one...its weird, but it works.) and I passed my first session with a 99.4%...PARTY TIME! :bananacolor:

WAY TO GO!!!  

:yay:  :yay:  :yay:  :bananacolor:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Thumpalumpacus on September 25, 2010, 06:52:10 AM
I'm still on the right side of the ground.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 25, 2010, 08:32:41 AM
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
I got my grades for first session (sessions at PIMA are 6 weeks, then we go to a new one...its weird, but it works.) and I passed my first session with a 99.4%...PARTY TIME! :bananacolor:
Excellent work, bloody well done!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 25, 2010, 08:42:27 AM
I was diagnosed as a type 2 (early onset) diabetic in Aug 2005. Lately my blood sugar levels have been creeping up. Had a good diagnosis session about a month ago where my medication was reviewed and adjusted. My blood sugar levels are now the best in terms of both level and consistency that they have been since I was diagnosed, they are effectively now normal.

Also I am now at college in a class full of young Muslims (early 20's) and with a couple of exceptions they are all great and the exceptions are because the lads are painfully shy! I'm new to the collage and Ifran and Fisel have taken me under their wing. It will be interesting to see what happens if the subject of religion is ever raised.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: tymygy on September 25, 2010, 09:00:09 AM
Seeing the baby learn how to wave to his mom today.  :D

Things like that you'll never forget.

He took his first step this morning. It wasn't very productive but it made my day.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 25, 2010, 09:21:07 AM
Quote from: "tymygy"
Seeing the baby learn how to wave to his mom today.  :D

Things like that you'll never forget.

He took his first step this morning. It wasn't very productive but it made my day.
Thanks for that, it made me smile.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on September 25, 2010, 04:14:39 PM
Quote from: "GAYtheist"
I got my grades for first session (sessions at PIMA are 6 weeks, then we go to a new one...its weird, but it works.) and I passed my first session with a 99.4%...PARTY TIME! :bananacolor:
Well congrats are all well and good, but a gift is better.
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/ ... 3_1440.mp3 (http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2010/03/tsy_20100313_1440.mp3)
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2010/2839237.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2010/2839237.htm)

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Annie :
Brian, thankyou so much for sharing your heart with us. Love is love no matter who it's between. I could only wish to have memories like yours and to have experienced the kind of love you both have for each other. I'm very sorry for your loss but also happy that you both had so much love for each other. Hold your memories close to your heart and thankyou for sharing what has obviously been a
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 05, 2011, 04:11:45 PM
4,000 posts  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 06, 2011, 02:51:18 PM
Melmoth made his 50  :headbang:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Melmoth on April 06, 2011, 07:03:44 PM
:typehappy:  :flip:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 06, 2011, 07:13:43 PM
I think the following should also get a mention for leaving their n00by green mantle behind:-


And to the rest of you green horns. Pull your finger out!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Lost on April 07, 2011, 04:09:33 AM
Quote from: "Tank"
I think the following should also get a mention for leaving their n00by green mantle behind:-

    februarystars
    JuggernautJon
    Extropian
    YaarghMatey487
    DirtyLeo
    Alexander
    Ulver
    father nicetouch
    ForTheLoveOfAll
    fester30
    JoeBobSmith
    Lost
    Guardian85

And to the rest of you green horns. Pull your finger out! :verysad:  It's been quite an adjustment for both me and my little munchkin.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 07, 2011, 06:51:51 AM
Shame you have to leave munchkin behind and go back to earning. (http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7355/consoling2.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ulver on April 07, 2011, 07:19:26 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
I think the following should also get a mention for leaving their n00by green mantle behind:-

    februarystars
    JuggernautJon
    Extropian
    YaarghMatey487
    DirtyLeo
    Alexander
    Ulver
    father nicetouch
    ForTheLoveOfAll
    fester30
    JoeBobSmith
    Lost
    Guardian85

And to the rest of you green horns. Pull your finger out!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 08, 2011, 06:31:29 AM
Getting a really nice and unexpected PM.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 08, 2011, 02:03:42 PM
waking up to nice weather.. now maybe I can talk myself into going for a jog!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: fester30 on April 08, 2011, 07:34:31 PM
Quote from: "missedtheboat"
waking up to nice weather.. now maybe I can talk myself into going for a jog!

And my reason for being cheerful is I passed my Air Force fitness test, so I don't have to go for a jog!  lol
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 08, 2011, 07:48:48 PM
Quote from: "fester30"
Quote from: "missedtheboat"
waking up to nice weather.. now maybe I can talk myself into going for a jog!

And my reason for being cheerful is I passed my Air Force fitness test, so I don't have to go for a jog!  lol

hahaha!! nice!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on April 08, 2011, 09:45:29 PM
"Reasons to be cheerful" Uhhh... I'm comfortable.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Byronazriel on April 09, 2011, 07:25:32 AM
This is what I tell myself every morning:

"There are still root beers I heaven't drank, books I haven't read, and video games I haven't played."

That has got me through highschool, the loss of my uncle, and three heavy bouts of depression.

This month's root beer is Dog 'n' Suds, the video game is Darkwatch, and the book is The Zombie Combat Manual!

...I'm not entirely sure what'll happen when that's no longer true, but I try not to think about that too much. Darn, now I made myself sad.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 10, 2011, 03:25:38 PM
Sun, sun, sun.
I totally get why so many cultures worshiped the sun as a god. It makes me happy  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 12, 2011, 02:46:05 PM
missedtheboat made 50 posts  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 12, 2011, 02:57:53 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
missedtheboat made 50 posts  :yay:  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Twentythree on April 12, 2011, 05:44:26 PM
What up with the big 50...i made it today myself as this is 50....now lets get it started in here...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 12, 2011, 06:02:07 PM
Quote from: "Twentythree"
What up with the big 50...i made it today myself as this is 50....now lets get it started in here...
Congratulation on earning your full seat!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 12, 2011, 08:03:35 PM
Quote from: "Twentythree"
What up with the big 50...i made it today myself as this is 50....now lets get it started in here...



 :headbang:  :headbang:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: fester30 on April 12, 2011, 09:06:07 PM
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 12, 2011, 09:11:44 PM
I put in my 2 month(because I'm nice) notice for work today :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on April 12, 2011, 09:30:58 PM
Quote from: "fester30"
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Good job! May it last a whole week. :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 12, 2011, 09:32:18 PM
Quote from: "missedtheboat"
I put in my 2 month(because I'm nice) notice for work today woohoo  woohoo
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 12, 2011, 09:34:43 PM
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Quote from: "fester30"
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Good job! May it last a whole week. :)
woohoo[/quote]

:D I'm so happy.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on April 12, 2011, 09:38:12 PM
Quote from: "missedtheboat"
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Quote from: "fester30"
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Good job! May it last a whole week. :P
Week? how about a whole month?
I'll raise your month and say a whole year.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: fester30 on April 12, 2011, 09:40:16 PM
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Quote from: "fester30"
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Good job! May it last a whole week. :P

That's a bit difficult sometimes while I'm on Chantix.  Chantix fills the nicotine receptors to help you quit.  It messes with the chemistry in the frontal lobe, leading to lucid dreaming.  The dreams sometimes get a bit confused with reality.  So much so, that I spent about an hour one morning actually believing my Dad had called me the day before to tell me my Mom had died.  I was crying, and getting ready to pack to drive home for the funeral.  Then I called my Dad's number to talk to him about what I needed to bring, and Mom picked up.  I can see how some people go crazy on that stuff.

Anyway, sometimes when I have to pee in the middle of the night, I won't wake up.  I'll go to a bathroom in my dream and start relieving myself, only to wake up to a very warm feeling.  Normally lucid dreams are fun and awesome.  It's times like these that stop being fun and awesome.

But the happy news is my Mom is still alive!

*These are anecdotal stories based upon my memories.  I cannot prove I dreamed about peeing when I wet my bed.  I cannot prove I wet my bed as I have since washed my sheets.  My Mom really is alive, I just confirmed, but I will not offer proof of that for fear of exposing personal information to strangers, so believe me or not, it's your choice.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on April 13, 2011, 12:22:19 AM
Quote from: "fester30"
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Quote from: "fester30"
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Good job! May it last a whole week. :( This is why I dont take medicine unless I have to.......side effects. Hope you quit smoking soon,buddy!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on April 13, 2011, 12:49:30 AM
Quote from: "fester30"
Quote from: "Cecilie"
Quote from: "fester30"
I haven't pooed my pants today.

I didn't wet the bed last night.

Happy day!!!!
Good job! May it last a whole week. :P

That's a bit difficult sometimes while I'm on Chantix.  Chantix fills the nicotine receptors to help you quit.  It messes with the chemistry in the frontal lobe, leading to lucid dreaming.  The dreams sometimes get a bit confused with reality.  So much so, that I spent about an hour one morning actually believing my Dad had called me the day before to tell me my Mom had died.  I was crying, and getting ready to pack to drive home for the funeral.  Then I called my Dad's number to talk to him about what I needed to bring, and Mom picked up.  I can see how some people go crazy on that stuff.

Anyway, sometimes when I have to pee in the middle of the night, I won't wake up.  I'll go to a bathroom in my dream and start relieving myself, only to wake up to a very warm feeling.  Normally lucid dreams are fun and awesome.  It's times like these that stop being fun and awesome.

But the happy news is my Mom is still alive!

*These are anecdotal stories based upon my memories.  I cannot prove I dreamed about peeing when I wet my bed.  I cannot prove I wet my bed as I have since washed my sheets.  My Mom really is alive, I just confirmed, but I will not offer proof of that for fear of exposing personal information to strangers, so believe me or not, it's your choice.
That sucks dude, but glad to hear your mother's still alive!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 15, 2011, 01:06:56 PM
DeterminedJuliet shows her determination and makes her 50 posts  :yay:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ulver on April 15, 2011, 02:37:09 PM
It's Friday! (oh ffs, now that song is stuck in my head)...
Counteract with more cheer...both my Wings and my boyfriend's Habs won their first playoff games, it's happy times!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 20, 2011, 09:12:20 AM
I did some work for a company a while ago, over a year ago actually, and they never paid me (bastards) today I got an email from them saying their cash flow had improved and they could now pay me! £1,300 out of the blue!  :upset: I feel like Basil Fawlty with his £10 note!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: oscarstrok on April 20, 2011, 12:59:36 PM
portal 2 is now out :3
and it is awesome
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: fester30 on April 20, 2011, 02:01:13 PM
Quote from: "Tank"
I did some work for a company a while ago, over a year ago actually, and they never paid me (bastards) today I got an email from them saying their cash flow had improved and they could now pay me! £1,300 out of the blue!  :upset: I feel like Basil Fawlty with his £10 note!

WOW that's like $10,000 American!  I want that kind of luck.  Problem is I probably owe an ex employer that much for work I pretended to do.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 20, 2011, 02:55:04 PM
Quote from: "fester30"
Quote from: "Tank"
I did some work for a company a while ago, over a year ago actually, and they never paid me (bastards) today I got an email from them saying their cash flow had improved and they could now pay me! £1,300 out of the blue!  :upset: I feel like Basil Fawlty with his £10 note!

WOW that's like $10,000 American!  I want that kind of luck.  Problem is I probably owe an ex employer that much for work I pretended to do.
lol It's more like $2,120 at the moment, but it's still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: WrenJen on April 23, 2011, 03:42:23 AM
I'm cheerful because I have been to 4 atheist/agnostic/skeptic get-togethers in less than 10 days, and have NOW found all of YOU guys!  I wasn't aware there were actual, live people near me with similar beliefs.  Duh!  So, I'm happy.

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Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on April 23, 2011, 04:00:45 AM
Quote from: "WrenJen"
I wasn't aware there were actual, live people near me with similar beliefs.  Duh!  So, I'm happy.

Don't forget us who share a lack of similar beliefs.
I don't, mean to dampen you cheer though.
Dance on pink elephants.

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Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Melmoth on April 29, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
We've got the royal divorce to look forward to! :D Double jubilation!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on April 29, 2011, 04:49:38 PM
We've got the royal divorce to look forward to! :D Double jubilation!

What a cynic.

And, actually, I'm rather looking forward to the "Royal Affair."
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Will37 on May 08, 2011, 03:54:28 AM
The swift destruction of my enemies.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: PapistItalian16 on May 08, 2011, 04:22:16 AM
Reasons to be cheerful:

1. Christ is risen.
2. Christ will come again.
3. I just ate the BEST Pastrami sandwich. EVER.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: amppax on May 08, 2011, 10:21:54 PM
We've got the royal divorce to look forward to! :D Double jubilation!

What a cynic.

And, actually, I'm rather looking forward to the "Royal Affair."

Anyone taking bets on how long before one or the other happens? my money's on under 5 years
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on May 11, 2011, 03:30:03 PM
May 21 is coming up, and I can't wait! How funny will that be?! ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 11, 2011, 05:30:07 PM
May 21 is coming up, and I can't wait! How funny will that be?! ;D
Let's hope your user name doesn't become staggeringly ironic  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: missedtheboat on May 11, 2011, 06:18:31 PM
May 21 is coming up, and I can't wait! How funny will that be?! ;D
Let's hope your user name doesn't become staggeringly ironic  ;D
hahahahaha!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 12, 2011, 08:39:06 PM
Maria made her 50 !!!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: SoTheyTellMe on May 12, 2011, 09:07:00 PM
I passed my finals.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 12, 2011, 09:28:54 PM
I passed my finals.  ;D
Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: amppax on May 13, 2011, 06:59:36 PM
I just finished High school!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: PapistItalian16 on May 13, 2011, 08:18:50 PM
I just finished High school!

:w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 13, 2011, 09:58:19 PM
I just finished High school!
And now welcome to the rest of your life!! :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Illbethewriter on May 14, 2011, 12:13:28 AM
I bloody love my boyfriend. It's such a good feeling after 4 and a half years to be able to still say that. I still get butterflies from time to time, but usually its just a smile inside as I know exactly what he's thinking and exactly what he's going to say. I just hope we can keep having as much fun as we have done so far!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: thedport on May 14, 2011, 12:29:40 AM
I am alive, have a good job, and have freinds and family that care about me very much. I have lots to be cheerfull about.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on May 14, 2011, 04:26:56 AM
Hmm, this thread has reminded me how much of a pessimist I am.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Whitney on May 14, 2011, 04:36:52 AM
KITTENS!!!

(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/5800000/kitten-in-a-sweater-kittens-5890480-670-578.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cooper20 on May 14, 2011, 05:49:13 AM
I just watched Four episodes of 'Drew Carry's Impro-a-ganza'.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Poptop on May 27, 2011, 05:40:54 AM
Happy for my decent health.  I don't have health insurance.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 28, 2011, 12:55:29 AM
Our beloved Queen Whitney has made over 6,000 posts. All hail Queen Whitney SWMBO  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 28, 2011, 02:45:09 AM
Our beloved Queen Whitney has made over 6,000 posts. All hail Queen Whitney SWMBO  ;)

Queen Whitney eh...
Do you think she has any hats worth stealing?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 28, 2011, 08:21:38 AM
Our beloved Queen Whitney has made over 6,000 posts. All hail Queen Whitney SWMBO  ;)

Queen Whitney eh...
Do you think she has any hats worth stealing?

I hear she bought one for £87,000 recently on ebay  :-X
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 28, 2011, 05:04:08 PM
Soooo happy the watm weather is finally here.  Now I don't have to be a hermit, like I was all winter.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 28, 2011, 05:26:16 PM
Soooo happy the watm weather is finally here.  Now I don't have to be a hermit, like I was all winter.
Did you say where you live? I don't recall.

Do you get a little crabby when you are a hermit?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 28, 2011, 05:35:22 PM
Warm^   {geez... X_x}


Yes! I hide in my protective, spikey shell.

I live in NYC. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: darkcyd on May 31, 2011, 04:07:33 PM
Beer, Girlfriends ass, my paycheck, the gleam in my eye after picking up a new toy(typically 4WD truck with large tires or some sort of firearm).

I think I just realized I'm a red neck.

An odd combination for an atheist chemisty McGuyver.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Too Few Lions on May 31, 2011, 05:18:39 PM
Soooo happy the watm weather is finally here.  Now I don't have to be a hermit, like I was all winter.

I know exactly how you feel, here in the UK the winter's a good five months of the year, then we get a week or two of good weather, then it rains for pretty much the whole summer before getting freezing cold again!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Willow on May 31, 2011, 09:34:08 PM
BBC Radio 4 (except on a Sunday morning.)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 31, 2011, 11:18:22 PM
Soooo happy the warm weather is finally here.  Now I don't have to be a hermit, like I was all winter.
I know exactly how you feel, here in the UK the winter's a good five months of the year, then we get a week or two of good weather, then it rains for pretty much the whole summer before getting freezing cold again!

Ugh, is it like that gross rain that just drizzles all day? I  hate the winter so much. It's just hard not to get fat during those months.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 06, 2011, 10:42:07 AM
Kids! Don't you just love their logic.


>
> TEACHER:    Maria, go to the map and find   North America.
> MARIA:         Here it  is.
> TEACHER:   Correct.  Now class, who discovered   America ?
> CLASS:         Maria.
> ____________________________________
>
> TEACHER:    John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the 
> floor?
> JOHN:          You told me to do it without using the tables.
> __________________________________________
>
> TEACHER:  Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
> GLENN:      K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'
> TEACHER:  No, that's wrong
> GLENN:       Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
> ____________________________________________
>
> TEACHER:   Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
> DONALD:     H I J K L M N O.
> TEACHER:   What are you talking about?
> DONALD:    Yesterday you said it's H to O.
> __________________________________
>
> TEACHER:   Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we 
> didn't have ten years ago.
> WINNIE:       Me!
> __________________________________________
>
> TEACHER:   Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
> GLEN:          Well, I'm a  lot closer to the ground than you are.
> _______________________________________
>
> TEACHER:     Millie, give me a sentence starting with '  I.  '
> MILLIE:         I  is...
> TEACHER:     No, Millie...... Always say, 'I  am.'
> MILLIE:         All right...  'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'
> ________________________________
>
> TEACHER:    George Washington not only chopped down his father's 
> cherry tree, but also admitted it.   Now, Louie, do you know why his father > didn't   punish him?
> LOUIS:           Because George still had  the axe in his hand.....
> ______________________________________
>
> TEACHER:    Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before 
> eating?
> SIMON:         No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
> ______________________________
>
> TEACHER:       Clyde , your  composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the 
> same as your   brother's.. Did you copy his?
> CLYDE  :         No, sir. It's the same dog.
> ___________________________________
>
> TEACHER:    Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking 
> when people are no longer  interested?
> HAROLD:     A teacher
> __________________________________
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 10, 2011, 08:59:30 AM
Sharing a forum with you guys and seeing The Magic Pudding clock up 2,000 posts!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 10, 2011, 09:12:44 AM
Sharing a forum with you guys and seeing The Magic Pudding clock up 2,000 posts!  ;D

Ye, I deserve a HAF steak knife.

(http://i.imgur.com/nkYWG.png)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 10, 2011, 09:19:01 AM
Sharing a forum with you guys and seeing The Magic Pudding clock up 2,000 posts!  ;D

Ye, I deserve a HAF steak knife.

(http://i.imgur.com/nkYWG.png)

I think you have earned the whole set by now.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Nimzo on June 10, 2011, 09:43:10 AM
Surely an HAF desert spoon would be more appropriate?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 10, 2011, 09:46:35 AM
Surely an HAF desert spoon would be more appropriate?
All types of cutlery are welcome at HAF  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 10, 2011, 10:15:48 AM
Actually I think I deserve a gold steak knife.

(http://i.imgur.com/4ryaQ.png)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 10, 2011, 10:28:42 AM
Actually I think I deserve a gold steak knife.

(http://i.imgur.com/4ryaQ.png)
Pretty, but impractical.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Angler27 on June 10, 2011, 06:16:31 PM
For me, it would have to be when my family tells me they love me.

I have been married going on eight years, and I never get tired of hearing that and it always brightens my day.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Nimzo on June 10, 2011, 10:17:31 PM
Surely an HAF desert spoon would be more appropriate?
All types of cutlery are welcome at HAF  ;)
Even triune cutlery?

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Trinacria-Cutlery-Simply-Ridiculous-2.jpg)
(This gives me reason to be cheerful.  ;D)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 11, 2011, 05:46:13 AM
Surely an HAF desert spoon would be more appropriate?
All types of cutlery are welcome at HAF  ;)
Even triune cutlery?

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Trinacria-Cutlery-Simply-Ridiculous-2.jpg)
(This gives me reason to be cheerful.  ;D)


I think anyone who could use the pictured cutlery would be regarded with awe.
Do these things come with a warning to wear eye protection?

Does the word awe originate from some greatly impressed open mouthed person going orrrrrrrrrr...?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 11, 2011, 08:30:01 AM
Surely an HAF desert spoon would be more appropriate?
All types of cutlery are welcome at HAF  ;)
Even triune cutlery?

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Trinacria-Cutlery-Simply-Ridiculous-2.jpg)
(This gives me reason to be cheerful.  ;D)
Congratulations on having a highly developed trivia knowledge centre, very impressive. Were these designed for amputees?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 11, 2011, 08:36:49 AM
McQ makes 3,000+ posts. Congratulations to a stalwart protector of, and contributor to, HAF.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Nimzo on June 11, 2011, 09:16:47 AM
I think anyone who could use the pictured cutlery would be regarded with awe.
Do these things come with a warning to wear eye protection?
They would definitely be a strong addition to food fights! ;D

Quote
Does the word awe originate from some greatly impressed open mouthed person going orrrrrrrrrr...?
I was sad enough to look this up.  Apparently it comes from the Old English "ege" meaning fear.  This rather confused me until I found out that "g" in Old English is "yogh" - a "y" sound.  Wikipedia fills me with awe, and is another reason to be cheerful.  ::)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Nimzo on June 11, 2011, 09:19:07 AM
Congratulations on having a highly developed trivia knowledge centre, very impressive. Were these designed for amputees?
Thanks - I like to call it "Google". ;)  They don't appear to have been designed for anyone...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 11, 2011, 09:53:22 AM
McQ makes 3,000+ posts. Congratulations to a stalwart protector of, and contributor to, HAF.

Hmm, I was thinking hammer.
I was thinking shiny hammer, I found a beer hammer I liked.
But I decided on this Thor hammer.

It says this but it's hard to read.
"Whoever holds this hammer if he be worthy shall possess the power"

And I must point out it's poor form to hit someone with a gifted hammer.

(http://i.imgur.com/EAgSJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Nimzo on June 11, 2011, 08:51:26 PM
beer hammer
(http://schoolpulse.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/beer-hammer.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 11, 2011, 09:14:15 PM
beer hammer

Not many beers require a hammer these days do they?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Nimzo on June 11, 2011, 09:26:45 PM
Not many beers require a hammer these days do they?
You'd be surpised...
(http://xaxor.com/images/frozen-beer/frozen-beer03.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 11, 2011, 09:48:37 PM
Is that an Alaskan beer?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 12, 2011, 06:11:28 PM
LOL at the multipurpose dinnerware and hammar. The things people come up with amuse me.

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 13, 2011, 08:54:19 PM
Fergie from BEP in Meet you halfway!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 14, 2011, 10:25:17 AM
I checked my marks from my last semesters modules and on PDP (Personal Development and Planning) I got 100%. By all accounts this is the first 100% on any module in the last 5 years. Now I was expecting a good mark as I had done everything expected tons of times in real life so it was just a question of doing what was asked of me by a very good tutor. But none the less it was a nice surprise to get a bulls eye!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 20, 2011, 06:47:14 AM
leeden gets to 50 posts!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: fester30 on July 27, 2011, 10:31:02 PM
Tank is now a moderator!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 27, 2011, 11:13:59 PM
Hehe I should have posted that in my own thread!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 28, 2011, 12:21:00 AM
Tank is now a moderator!

I concur. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: fester30 on July 28, 2011, 02:21:41 AM
Hehe I should have posted that in my own thread!

Yes this thread was the first thing I thought of when I saw that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 28, 2011, 09:34:46 PM
I just got to delete my test thread :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Looncall on July 29, 2011, 11:47:37 AM
I'm cheerful when the wind comes up or the temperature goes down in the wilds during bug season.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Melmoth on July 30, 2011, 05:27:43 PM
I got an A for my dissertation :D The tutor was very flattering in his report, too. He said that it had a "sickly feel because of its tight focus," that it was full of "unpleasant menace," and that there seemed to be "no way out." These are some of the nicest things anyone has ever said about my work. So I'm one happy bunny!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 30, 2011, 06:14:04 PM
Congratulations! Happy Bunny!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on August 01, 2011, 09:10:23 AM
I now haz ban hammer! And await the arrival of the next spammer!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on August 01, 2011, 10:10:57 AM
My new science method, can enlarge body parts up to 23 inch.

www.getawhopper.com
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on August 02, 2011, 11:18:43 PM
Hammered my first spammer  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 03, 2011, 12:17:44 AM
Hammered my first spammer  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Sweet!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Tristan Jay on August 05, 2011, 02:47:30 AM
Well, after doing a day's-worth of very fascinating testing, I'm exhausted and disheartened about a lot of problems that have been registered by the tests.  The one bright spot in all of it was the IQ test, and I'm really quite pleased.  I was just a few numbers short of being in a higher range, too.  Add to that the fact that I think I could have done better, if I wasn't so distracted, by the timer of all things...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Hidelight on August 05, 2011, 05:19:55 AM
Found an old xanax!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Jephthah on August 05, 2011, 05:31:12 AM
I moved back to CA after being away for 12 years - and found that my little sisters have grown into great women.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Munchkin Goddess on August 05, 2011, 06:09:49 PM
Reason to be cheerful in a bad situation. My fiance of 5 years broke up with me; however, I found I had more friends than I originally thought when I needed someone to talk to. Also, as soon as I became single, I have found people who have been flirting with me and are interested in me. That has been a big self-esteem booster because I was having self-esteem issues even a year or so before the break up, due to the issues we were having.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on August 08, 2011, 12:38:36 PM
Logging on to HAF in the morning and finding that there is more than one page of replies to read  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Xjeepguy on August 08, 2011, 05:10:27 PM
Walking out of my apartment and looking at the beauty of West Virginia. Smelling the mountain air. A hug from my daughters, or my wife. Fajitas. Dairy queen.

I dont need money to be happy. It's the little things.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Munchkin Goddess on August 08, 2011, 06:05:53 PM
Dairy queen.

That makes me cheerful as well. (^_^) It's one of the best parts of summer!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: MinusGod on August 09, 2011, 07:45:42 AM
That our highly improbable state of being conscious life of the homosapian speciea permits us to experience cheerfulness in the first place.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 09, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
Because even after all the real shitstorms I've been through (especially in the last three years, and pardon my language, but there really is no other word to describe some of the people I've encountered other than 'shit') I've *never* forgotten just how lucky I am, and that I've found that I can still keep on going. Bring on the massive shitstorm!

I've looked into the abyss, saw loads of shit, and survived. ;D

 8)

Thank you.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on August 09, 2011, 05:48:22 PM
I have just been for a three-mile walk with the wife.  I was feeling unusually perky, usually I'm not up to walking anywhere near that far.  Now I'm very tired and hurting, but happy I did it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: MariaEvri on August 09, 2011, 07:05:24 PM
 have 10 days off from work. Finally to sit back and relax
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on August 12, 2011, 03:41:34 PM
Feeling quite good at the moment. I have just done the last bit of my degree work and passed it. So, subject to exam board verification, I now have a 1st Class BSc (Hons) Business Computing Solutions (Internet Pathway) :) Now all I need to do is find a way to make money out of it!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 12, 2011, 04:26:53 PM
 My arms have muscles now. I'm all like "hey there   ;) "
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Munchkin Goddess on August 12, 2011, 06:21:07 PM
Reason to be cheerful, in about a year and a half, I went from 187lbs to 130lbs ^_^
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 12, 2011, 08:30:48 PM
^  Hey, congrats!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Munchkin Goddess on August 13, 2011, 12:00:49 AM
^  Hey, congrats!
Thank you, and I didn't change my eating habits. It's more like changing the size of portions I eat. As a result, my stomach shrunk and, while I am no longer fun to go to an all-you-can-eat buffet, I didn't have to change my eating habits, lol. Well, the last 4 to 5 pounds were due to me being sick, lol.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 13, 2011, 12:29:44 AM
I just don't eat after 8pm, and drink water instead of sugary drinks.

I also walk everwhere, but that's mainly cuz public transit is expensive! >__<
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 20, 2011, 02:41:49 PM
Luck exists ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 20, 2011, 04:25:28 PM
Luck exists ;D


Oooh, something good happen to you?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 20, 2011, 05:00:20 PM
Luck exists ;D


Oooh, something good happen to you?

Something almost unbelievable ;D

Just one of those years when everything is going downhill (or rather, people are trying to tug you down and then by pure twist of fate, it all changes).

If fact that seems to happen often to me. ??? I'm an extraordinarily lucky person, and I'm very thankful for that.

If I believed in god, I would call luck god. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 20, 2011, 05:58:33 PM
I don't believe in luck or fate, but  i'm glad good things are happening. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on August 20, 2011, 06:51:53 PM
Some swine set fire to a shed used by a charity for which I volunteer (see here (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7870.75)).

The reason to be cheerful is the amazingly generous way the public rallied round to help.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on August 24, 2011, 07:34:01 PM
10 real users online and no spammers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 25, 2011, 12:28:33 AM
Yay, Tank!

My rat isn't smelly today, and I taught her how to jump on command. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on August 25, 2011, 12:30:52 AM
MY rat is sleeping, all peaceful-like.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Free-Being on September 07, 2011, 06:52:16 AM
Logic and Reason.

The universe may have generated us, but it does not need us to function. In fact, it may function better without us... We are extremely fortunate to experience the 'human experience.'
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on September 07, 2011, 07:50:54 AM
MY rat is sleeping, all peaceful-like.  :)

Aww!  You have a pet rat as well?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 12, 2011, 07:39:13 AM
Only 6 spammer accounts to ban this morning  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 12, 2011, 08:15:05 AM
MY rat is sleeping, all peaceful-like.  :)

Aww!  You have a pet rat as well?
Two. A black one and a white one.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on September 12, 2011, 02:31:23 PM
Only 6 spammer accounts to ban this morning  ;D

Good grief, are there usually more than that?

Reasons to be cheerful, other than the usual "woke up this morning" --

don't owe anyone money
cat is still asleep rather than bugging me to play fetch with her
email, which has made staying in touch with my brother so much easier
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 12, 2011, 03:08:41 PM
Won on horse races today.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 12, 2011, 03:12:08 PM
Only 6 spammer accounts to ban this morning  ;D

Good grief, are there usually more than that?

Reasons to be cheerful, other than the usual "woke up this morning" --

don't owe anyone money
cat is still asleep rather than bugging me to play fetch with her
email, which has made staying in touch with my brother so much easier


On August 8th there were 1,694 new accounts opened on that one day, that was the peak of the spammer incursions.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on September 12, 2011, 03:37:34 PM
Won on horse races today.  :D

Horse's name?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 12, 2011, 03:41:59 PM
It was a V4 game, meaning there are four races with 10(sometimes only 8 )-15 horses each and you have to get the winner right in each one to win.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on September 12, 2011, 05:27:10 PM
Beautiful sunny day. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddhasansocie on September 15, 2011, 11:23:46 PM
Ha...I was about to say caffeine. I don't drink much coffee but when I do it is AMAZING.
Quote from: Tank
Quote from: The Black Jester
Congrats, Tank!!!!  <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cheesygrin.gif" alt=":D" title="cheesy grin" />

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
We are members of a 'Happy' forum, atheist, agnostic or theist, the operative word is 'happy', so what are your reasons to be cheerful?

Right now?  My morning coffee....ooooh, lovely, lovely coffee....

On a few moments' reflection?

My wife
My parents
My brother (LittleTheBlackJester to everyone here)
My sobriety
My friend Peter
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Theater
Douglas Adams
P.G. Wodehouse
Terry Pratchett
HAF, and oases like it
Relative freedom and security and material comfort.
Medical insurance
Brownies
ice cream
OH!  and ice cream.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 15, 2011, 11:30:53 PM
My economy at the moment is... Well, it SUCKS.

That in itself is not all that cheery, but I don't give a f**k and thus, it is  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 26, 2011, 07:19:21 PM
10 users online and none is a spammer! Woot!!!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ihateyoumike on September 26, 2011, 09:52:05 PM
I bought a puppy for my daughter and fiancé almost 2 months ago. It was the runt of the litter of toy poodles. Just the cutest dog ever.
About a week into having him, the evil little 7 year old girl who I had told my daughter she wasn't allowed to play with, ran over and picked him up while he was out side doing his business. She proceeded to throw him high into the air and let him hit the ground. He was on the verge of death. The vet said we had to inject him with fluids 3 times a day because he was to brain-damaged to know to drink. Also said he'd give us about 10% chance of him not needing to be put down. It was looking very bleak.

But here we are, just a couple weeks later, and as far as I can tell he is back 100%. This makes me happy- but even better, it's made my daughter and fiancé very happy, which in turn makes me that much happier.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 26, 2011, 09:54:41 PM
I bought a puppy for my daughter and fiancé almost 2 months ago. It was the runt of the litter of toy poodles. Just the cutest dog ever.
About a week into having him, the evil little 7 year old girl who I had told my daughter she wasn't allowed to play with, ran over and picked him up while he was out side doing his business. She proceeded to throw him high into the air and let him hit the ground. He was on the verge of death. The vet said we had to inject him with fluids 3 times a day because he was to brain-damaged to know to drink. Also said he'd give us about 10% chance of him not needing to be put down. It was looking very bleak.

But here we are, just a couple weeks later, and as far as I can tell he is back 100%. This makes me happy- but even better, it's made my daughter and fiancé very happy, which in turn makes me that much happier.
What happened to the 7 yo girl?  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 26, 2011, 09:59:26 PM
My car got its han... Eh... Wheels. It got its wheels on some 98 octane gasoline in stead of 95 octane. Now, it goes like nobody's business  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ihateyoumike on September 26, 2011, 10:08:42 PM
What happened to the 7 yo girl?  >:(

Well, when we confronted the parents about what she did, they were beyond upset. They said that they've been having problems like this with her for a long time now. She was standing there smiling.
I used to work with kids that were too much trouble and needed to be cared for in a residential setting, and there's a look that you see in these kids eyes. She has it and I spotted it the first time I saw her.
Anyway, all summer (before this) she was always outside playing with the neighborhood children. Ever since this happened, the only time I've seen her is when her parents are getting her into or out of the car for school.

I've seriously considered giving them information on the place I used to work so they can get her some help before it's too late and she moves on from harming animals to harming humans.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 26, 2011, 10:13:53 PM
What happened to the 7 yo girl?  >:(

Well, when we confronted the parents about what she did, they were beyond upset. They said that they've been having problems like this with her for a long time now. She was standing there smiling.
I used to work with kids that were too much trouble and needed to be cared for in a residential setting, and there's a look that you see in these kids eyes. She has it and I spotted it the first time I saw her.
Anyway, all summer (before this) she was always outside playing with the neighborhood children. Ever since this happened, the only time I've seen her is when her parents are getting her into or out of the car for school.

I've seriously considered giving them information on the place I used to work so they can get her some help before it's too late and she moves on from harming animals to harming humans.
Do it, it can't hurt and could litterally be a life saver.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 26, 2011, 10:18:04 PM
But here we are, just a couple weeks later, and as far as I can tell he is back 100%. This makes me happy- but even better, it's made my daughter and fiancé very happy, which in turn makes me that much happier.
Good, that. Asmodean, he likes tiny, furry things. He also dislikes seven year olds with issues, so good thing it wasn't Asmodean's pet.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 26, 2011, 10:20:49 PM
But here we are, just a couple weeks later, and as far as I can tell he is back 100%. This makes me happy- but even better, it's made my daughter and fiancé very happy, which in turn makes me that much happier.
Good, that. Asmodean, he likes tiny, furry things. He also dislikes seven year olds with issues, so good thing it wasn't Asmodean's pet.
Lots of deep dark fiords near you  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 26, 2011, 10:27:04 PM
Lots of deep dark fiords near you  ;)
Yup. And big rocks. Very convenient for ballast.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ihateyoumike on September 26, 2011, 10:47:36 PM
Good, that. Asmodean, he likes tiny, furry things...

For your consideration then, may I present Taco....

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4373/sany0040r.jpg)

Is he tiny and furry enough for the Amsodean?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 26, 2011, 10:57:03 PM
Is he tiny and furry enough for the Amsodean?
Hmm... *walk around while rubbing chin*

Yes... Yes, Asmodean, he approves.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on September 27, 2011, 10:46:24 AM
Good, that. Asmodean, he likes tiny, furry things...

For your consideration then, may I present Taco....

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4373/sany0040r.jpg)

Is he tiny and furry enough for the Amsodean?
Taco! He's very cute!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on September 27, 2011, 03:41:40 PM
Is he tiny and furry enough for the Amsodean?
Taco! He's very cute!

He's sure more than cute enough for me -- he's adorable!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on September 27, 2011, 04:19:02 PM
He's sure more than cute enough for me -- he's adorable!
And look at them ears - all forward-like, like "Whut?"  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on October 14, 2011, 06:38:26 PM
Seeing an ultrasound scan of my eldest daughter's 17 week old baby  <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cheesygrin.gif" alt=":D" title="cheesy grin" />

What are your reasons to be cheerful?
13 real users on-line all at once! I think that's the highest total I have seen! Woot!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on October 14, 2011, 06:46:49 PM
13 real users on-line all at once! I think that's the highest total I have seen! Woot!!!
Plus Asmodean the Hidden unless you has x-ray vision to go with that Hammer(tm)  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on October 14, 2011, 06:52:03 PM
13 real users on-line all at once! I think that's the highest total I have seen! Woot!!!
Plus Asmodean the Hidden unless you has x-ray vision to go with that Hammer(tm)  :P
I haz xray vision to go with the banz hammerz!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on October 14, 2011, 07:06:48 PM
I haz xray vision to go with the banz hammerz!
So how is a lump of clay supposed to hide now?!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Davin on October 14, 2011, 09:05:40 PM
I haz xray vision to go with the banz hammerz!
So how is a lump of clay supposed to hide now?!  >:(
Don't log in until you post, and then log out after.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on October 14, 2011, 09:11:13 PM
Don't log in until you post, and then log out after.
Not good enough.  >:( I demand the installation of a lump-hiding mod immideately.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Yagi-Atama on October 18, 2011, 08:31:40 PM
Reasons to be cheerful? Living in Japan and often surrounded by hot Asian chicks. If that's not reason to be happy I don't know what is.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on October 18, 2011, 08:57:40 PM
Reasons to be cheerful? Living in Japan and often surrounded by hot Asian chicks. If that's not reason to be happy I don't know what is.
The swift decapitation of a troll  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on October 19, 2011, 07:18:14 PM
I got a cheque for  360 smackers in the mail today!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on October 25, 2011, 09:42:17 PM
My 7,001st post  ;D
'I am the only post whore in village!'
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Earthling on October 26, 2011, 08:08:44 PM
My Bobcat. She is a beautiful stray kitten I saved from the cold dark Midwestern winter a year or so ago by jumping out my front door, grabbing her by the back of the neck and chucking her inside. It took her a couple of days to get used to the idea but now she is laying on my computer desk, purring and overlooking the human silliness produced on the screen from the movement of my mouse. I'm on her schedule.

Music. I've found hours and hours of concert footage from the likes of Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Gins N' Roses, Oasis, etc. to add to my website, as well as some interesting videos from Alex Jones Bill Still and Earthling (another one on animal cruelty)

Though my younger brother is dying of stage four colon cancer he had a break from chemotherapy to come and visit me last week. We had a good time. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Davin on November 01, 2011, 09:04:16 PM
My first accepted short story is available (http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/)! After my awesome last few years, a cheerful thing to happen is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 01, 2011, 09:26:06 PM
My first accepted short story is available (http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/)! After my awesome last few years, a cheerful thing to happen is pretty awesome.
Exellent news!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 02, 2011, 02:59:21 AM
Congrats. :) That is a reason to be cheerful.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 07, 2011, 04:59:08 PM
I start training my quarter horse for jumping today. After two years of training on the flat I finally get to use him for what I bought him for.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 08, 2011, 03:20:00 PM
I start training my quarter horse for jumping today. After two years of training on the flat I finally get to use him for what I bought him for.  ;D


Jumped him last night, and he did fabulous for his first time. It seemed like he really enjoyed it too. I haven't seen him this happy to work in a long time!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 08, 2011, 05:20:28 PM
Jumped him last night, and he did fabulous for his first time. It seemed like he really enjoyed it too. I haven't seen him this happy to work in a long time!  ;D
..!

 :o

... .... Oh! A horse. Of course...  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 08, 2011, 06:16:48 PM
Jumped him last night, and he did fabulous for his first time. It seemed like he really enjoyed it too. I haven't seen him this happy to work in a long time!  ;D
..!

 :o

... .... Oh! A horse. Of course...  :P



AHahahaha! I just realized how wrong that sounded!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 08, 2011, 06:19:39 PM
AHahahaha! I just realized how wrong that sounded!
Nono, sounds just right, you should write that down, memorize it and use it in casual conversation when you see a passer-by come into earshot.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 08, 2011, 06:26:46 PM
AHahahaha! I just realized how wrong that sounded!
Nono, sounds just right, you should write that down, memorize it and use it in casual conversation when you see a passer-by come into earshot.  ;D


That made me crack up in the middle of class, thanks. :P  People may think I'm crazy now XD
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 10, 2011, 07:21:49 PM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 10, 2011, 07:38:56 PM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Very good results, well done.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 10, 2011, 08:06:55 PM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Awesome job! :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 10, 2011, 08:12:39 PM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Awesome job! :D
A Swede in the US school system... What else would  you expect?  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 10, 2011, 08:40:44 PM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Awesome job! :D
A Swede in the US school system... What else would  you expect?  :P
Nothing less, I was just trying to be supportive. I wish I got grades like that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 11, 2011, 01:11:42 AM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Awesome job! :D
A Swede in the US school system... What else would  you expect?  :P
Nothing less, I was just trying to be supportive. I wish I got grades like that.


It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 11, 2011, 01:14:57 AM
It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.
Clever and cruel. I like you! :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 11, 2011, 01:58:13 AM
It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.
Clever and cruel. I like you! :D

Well, I was getting tired of people being lazy and not paying attention in class,  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 11, 2011, 02:00:27 AM
Well, I was getting tired of people being lazy and not paying attention in class,  ;D
haha. My way of avoiding this, don't take notes. pay attention, commit everything to memory and not letting ppl know I actually do have half a brain.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 11, 2011, 08:45:36 AM
It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.
Excellent tactic, love it!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 11, 2011, 08:51:17 AM
It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.
Spite is good.  ;D I join the list of they who applaud this tactic.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xm1 on November 11, 2011, 03:34:50 PM
Skyrim launched this morning  :D :D


http://store.steampowered.com



just my cheerful contribution, carry on.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 11, 2011, 03:38:02 PM
Skyrim launched this morning  :D :D


http://store.steampowered.com



just my cheerful contribution, carry on.


I keep hearing about that. What is it? (Random fact, my phone kept autocorrecting I keep to Ikea)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xm1 on November 11, 2011, 04:01:43 PM
Skyrim launched this morning  :D :D


http://store.steampowered.com



just my cheerful contribution, carry on.


I keep hearing about that. What is it? (Random fact, my phone kept autocorrecting I keep to Ikea)

hah i so hate auto correct.

skyrim is just the next game from bethesda, a company famous for producing a certain quality and style of game with features like:

open ended, unrestricted 3d game world
complete modding tools inspiring a large community of modders

Unlike other games that people just finish and move on to something else, bethesda puts out games that people start to 'live in' for years after their release.  Rearranging the landscapes, adding houses to live in, creating subgames within the main game that let you grow gardens, run stores, marry, raise children, etc.

It can be a great creative outlet if you are into cgi design or scripting.

Skyrim reviews from today are hailing it as an achievement that goes far beyond the previous games like fallout3, oblivion, and morrowind.


Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 11, 2011, 05:44:51 PM
Skyrim launched this morning  :D :D


http://store.steampowered.com



just my cheerful contribution, carry on.
Yes! Someone else who get's the importance of 11.11.11. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xm1 on November 11, 2011, 09:28:25 PM
Skyrim launched this morning  :D :D


http://store.steampowered.com



just my cheerful contribution, carry on.
Yes! Someone else who get's the importance of 11.11.11. :D

Nice! Did you already get your copy?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 11, 2011, 09:41:02 PM
Nice! Did you already get your copy?
Not yet. It was shipped to my second adress, since we thought we were going to be there. So I have to wait another 2.5 weeks.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xm1 on November 11, 2011, 10:16:16 PM
Nice! Did you already get your copy?
Not yet. It was shipped to my second adress, since we thought we were going to be there. So I have to wait another 2.5 weeks.  :'(
Sorry to hear that!

Here I thought my life miserable because I can't play until tomorrow night after i clean the house do the shopping run the laundry feed the cats go to the bar and come home to make dinner. 

unless i skip sleeping tonight  ??? or move back in with mom
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 11, 2011, 10:39:01 PM
Sorry to hear that!
Here I thought my life miserable because I can't play until tomorrow night after i clean the house do the shopping run the laundry feed the cats go to the bar and come home to make dinner. 
unless i skip sleeping tonight  ??? or move back in with mom
haha. Well I've still got PC Black Ops to keep me company, so I think I'll survive... I think.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on November 12, 2011, 12:29:04 AM
Yes! Someone else who get's the importance of 11.11.11. :D

Besides being one of the rare times the US date format makes sense?

I wonder how popular a number system would be that went 10s 0s 100s
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 12, 2011, 12:38:09 AM
Yes! Someone else who get's the importance of 11.11.11. :D

Besides being one of the rare times the US date format makes sense?

I wonder how popular a number system would be that went 10s 0s 100s
Haha. No clue, but you could try to make it happen.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 12, 2011, 12:45:02 AM
Changing the subject now,  :D my ball python shed today so now she's all pretty and shiny. She gets a nice olive green colour to her after she sheds. Also, going down to Indianapolis tomorrow for an early birthday weekend and a reptile expo. Super excited for that. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on November 12, 2011, 12:46:51 AM
Changing the subject now,  :D my ball python shed today so now she's all pretty and shiny. She gets a nice olive green colour to her after she sheds. Also, going down to Indianapolis tomorrow for an early birthday weekend and a reptile expo. Super excited for that. ;D

OoOh! Pics? (of the snake)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 12, 2011, 12:55:30 AM
Changing the subject now,  :D my ball python shed today so now she's all pretty and shiny. She gets a nice olive green colour to her after she sheds. Also, going down to Indianapolis tomorrow for an early birthday weekend and a reptile expo. Super excited for that. ;D
Cool. And Happy early birthday!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 12, 2011, 12:56:37 AM
Cool. And Happy early birthday!  :D

Thanks!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 12, 2011, 03:10:04 AM
Thanks!
;D no prob. Hope you have a great one.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 12, 2011, 06:59:42 AM
Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Awesome job! :D
A Swede in the US school system... What else would  you expect?  :P
Nothing less, I was just trying to be supportive. I wish I got grades like that.


It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.

You know, you could sell them. There might be people willing to pay for good notes ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 12, 2011, 09:53:36 AM
Yesterday (11th Nov 2011) was the most active day since HAF changed forum software on the 28th April 2011. There were 277 posts. A large amount of this activity can be put down to one member 'not your typical...'. Well done that member, and all those who engaged with her, keep up the good work!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on November 12, 2011, 01:10:03 PM
A large amount of this activity can be put down to one member 'not your typical...'.

She is quite the Chatty Cathy.  ;D My experience is that a forum needs someone like 'not your typical' to stir things up and infuse new blood.  After awhile, the older members have said everything they have to say, and conversations grow stale. Then an energetic new member comes along and breathes new life into the discussion.  It's a tribute to this forum that a Christian like 'not' can come in and essentially be accepted.  That would probably not be the case in most Christian fora if an atheist popped in.  This does seem to be an oasis of free speech (as long as it's civil), and that is a reason to be cheerful.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 12, 2011, 01:33:11 PM
Changing the subject now,  :D my ball python shed today so now she's all pretty and shiny. She gets a nice olive green colour to her after she sheds. Also, going down to Indianapolis tomorrow for an early birthday weekend and a reptile expo. Super excited for that. ;D

OoOh! Pics? (of the snake)

I'll see if I can find a camera  :D

Got the results from three of my finals today. Got a 91%, a 93%, and an 89%. I am so happy  ;D
Awesome job! :D
A Swede in the US school system... What else would  you expect?  :P
Nothing less, I was just trying to be supportive. I wish I got grades like that.


It's funny, because I took notes on everything that was said in Swedish just because people are constantly asking to copy off of my notes. I guess I was just feeling spiteful haha.

You know, you could sell them. There might be people willing to pay for good notes ;D

I never thought of that... but then it would require me translate them into English and I may be too lazy for that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 12, 2011, 07:32:28 PM
Yesterday (11th Nov 2011) was the most active day since HAF changed forum software on the 28th April 2011. There were 277 posts. A large amount of this activity can be put down to one member 'not your typical...'. Well done that member, and all those who engaged with her, keep up the good work!  ;D
She is quite the Chatty Cathy.  ;D My experience is that a forum needs someone like 'not your typical' to stir things up and infuse new blood.
Thank you. I come here and get answers to questions that most people just turn a blind eye to, like what i think doesn't matter. And to all who have said I'll convert to atheism soon, you just might be right... ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 13, 2011, 07:14:12 PM
Today someone (Who I don't like very much) asked me to do something for them, because I 'love them with the love of Christ'. My responce, u ask? "I would, but that goes against what me HAFamily taught me." :) <3
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on November 13, 2011, 07:19:29 PM
Well, good for you!  Impressive.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 13, 2011, 07:27:24 PM
Well, good for you!  Impressive.
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 13, 2011, 07:38:54 PM
Today someone (Who I don't like very much) asked me to do something for them, because I 'love them with the love of Christ'. My responce, u ask? "I would, but that goes against what me HAFamily taught me." :) <3
What was their reaction?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 13, 2011, 07:42:29 PM
What was their reaction?
First, I was being 'disobedient and wrong and spiteful.' Then came the , 'WTF is your HAFamily?'
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 13, 2011, 07:48:45 PM
What was their reaction?
First, I was being 'disobedient and wrong and spiteful.' Then came the , 'WTF is your HAFamily?'
LOL!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 13, 2011, 07:51:02 PM
LOL!  :D
Yeah, apperantly it's wrong for me to know atheist now too. smh, I can't win.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 13, 2011, 08:04:31 PM
LOL!  :D
Yeah, apperantly it's wrong for me to know atheist now too. smh, I can't win.
Of course you can, just be yourself and do as little harm to others as you can.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 13, 2011, 08:05:34 PM
Of course you can, just be yourself and do as little harm to others as you can.
If that's the basis of winning, how on EARTH is Charlie Sheen doing it?! ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on November 13, 2011, 08:44:53 PM
And to all who have said I'll convert to atheism soon, you just might be right... ;D

On the "Dawkins Scale" thread, you said that you were a Number 1, which means that you know that there is a God.  In your explanation, you said that God and Jesus had proven their existence to you many times, or something to that effect.  Now, you say that you may "convert" to atheism, which means, at the very least, a lack of belief in gods.  Now do you see why no one should claim to "know" about the existence or lack of existence of God?  Such "knowledge" only amounts to a subjective feeling, and is capable of being changed, which means that it wasn't knowledge to begin with.  Do you see the inconsistency of these two positions that you have taken?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 13, 2011, 08:50:37 PM
And to all who have said I'll convert to atheism soon, you just might be right... ;D

On the "Dawkins Scale" thread, you said that you were a Number 1, which means that you know that there is a God.  In your explanation, you said that God and Jesus had proven their existence to you many times, or something to that effect.  Now, you say that you may "convert" to atheism, which means, at the very least, a lack of belief in gods.  Now do you see why no one should claim to "know" about the existence or lack of existence of God?  Such "knowledge" only amounts to a subjective feeling, and is capable of being changed, which means that it wasn't knowledge to begin with.  Do you see the inconsistency of these two positions that you have taken?
nyt... can go from a 1 to a 6, which is perfectly reasonable. She does not have to go from knowing god exists(1) to knowing he doesn't(7). She can quite happily move from knowing (1) to a place of 'not proven'(6).
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 13, 2011, 09:00:18 PM
nyt... can go from a 1 to a 6, which is perfectly reasonable. She does not have to go from knowing god exists(1) to knowing he doesn't(7). She can quite happily move from knowing (1) to a place of 'not proven'(6).
Thank you Tank. And Ecurb, I was wavering in my faith. A storm came, and like any decent branch on a tree, I shook. I guess that's not allowed to happen now?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on November 13, 2011, 09:09:50 PM

nyt... can go from a 1 to a 6, which is perfectly reasonable. She does not have to go from knowing god exists(1) to knowing he doesn't(7). She can quite happily move from knowing (1) to a place of 'not proven'(6).

But that would show that her "knowledge" as a 1 wasn't "knowledge" at all.  That's my whole point - no one on either side should ever claim to be in a place of "knowledge" about this subject.  Neither 1's nor 7's are rational.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on November 13, 2011, 09:13:21 PM
nyt... can go from a 1 to a 6, which is perfectly reasonable. She does not have to go from knowing god exists(1) to knowing he doesn't(7). She can quite happily move from knowing (1) to a place of 'not proven'(6).
Thank you Tank. And Ecurb, I was wavering in my faith. A storm came, and like any decent branch on a tree, I shook. I guess that's not allowed to happen now?

Oh, certainly, I have doubts all the time.  But that's the point - I'm not claiming "knowledge" as a 1.  I realize I could be wrong, so I'm a 2.  I don't think anyone should be a 1 or a 7, at least not at this stage of human knowledge.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 13, 2011, 09:15:50 PM

nyt... can go from a 1 to a 6, which is perfectly reasonable. She does not have to go from knowing god exists(1) to knowing he doesn't(7). She can quite happily move from knowing (1) to a place of 'not proven'(6).

But that would show that her "knowledge" as a 1 wasn't "knowledge" at all.  That's my whole point - no one on either side should ever claim to be in a place of "knowledge" about this subject.  Neither 1's nor 7's are rational.
But you claim an irrational case of 'knowledge' (1) having had your epiphany on the day you took LSD, do you not?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on November 13, 2011, 09:49:13 PM

But you claim an irrational case of 'knowledge' (1) having had your epiphany on the day you took LSD, do you not?

I had the subjective feeling of certainty at the time, but do not claim that as "knowledge" in the sense I mean here.  As I thought I explained, to say with certainty that I "know" something would require me to be able to prove empirically beyond any reasonable doubt that something was true.  That would usually require some capacity to demonstrate a particular reality through repeatable experimentation, which I cannot do in the case of God. Thus, I am a "2" on the scale.  My experiences over the past 40 years have created faith - I do not claim that they have created knowledge.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on November 15, 2011, 02:32:55 PM
I don't see a reason to take another person's self-indentification with the scale so personally.

If a poster here went from a "6" to a "1", I might raise an eyebrow to myself, but I don't think I'd jump all over them.   :-\
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 18, 2011, 04:06:30 PM
Asmodean the Evilly-Mage-Like One finally got his fingers on Skyrim! The good people of Tamriel tremble in fear now. And THAT is a reason to be very cheerful indeed  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 18, 2011, 04:07:18 PM
Asmodean the Evilly-Mage-Like One finally got his fingers on Skyrim! The good people of Tamriel tremble in fear now. And THAT is a reason to be very cheerful indeed  ;D
See you back in a week then?  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 18, 2011, 04:09:33 PM
Asmodean the Evilly-Mage-Like One finally got his fingers on Skyrim! The good people of Tamriel tremble in fear now. And THAT is a reason to be very cheerful indeed  ;D
See you back in a week then?  ;D
Oh, no, I can easily combine my love for Skyrim with my love for this place  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 19, 2011, 03:03:40 AM
Asmodean the Evilly-Mage-Like One finally got his fingers on Skyrim! The good people of Tamriel tremble in fear now. And THAT is a reason to be very cheerful indeed  ;D
See you back in a week then?  ;D
Oh, no, I can easily combine my love for Skyrim with my love for this place  ;D

I just started Oblivion while I wait for Assassin's Creed Revelations. I'm enjoying it very much. ;D

Looting the entire area...I never knew I was such a kleptomaniac ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 19, 2011, 03:29:04 AM
Asmodean the Evilly-Mage-Like One finally got his fingers on Skyrim! The good people of Tamriel tremble in fear now. And THAT is a reason to be very cheerful indeed  ;D
See you back in a week then?  ;D
Oh, no, I can easily combine my love for Skyrim with my love for this place  ;D

I just started Oblivion while I wait for Assassin's Creed Revelations. I'm enjoying it very much. ;D

Looting the entire area...I never knew I was such a kleptomaniac ;D
Skyrim, MW3, and finally got KH:BBS.... This is gonna be an amazing weekend. :D And my mommy just made me a pie all to myself. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Fi on November 19, 2011, 06:06:49 AM
Boyfriend gave me an entire bag of Butterfingers. Yessssss.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 19, 2011, 06:07:13 AM
Looting
Ooh! The Asmo approves of your shamelessness  ;D

Me, I'm looting the province of Skyrim. Very thoroughly too, I might add. Few of even the crappy and useless items are left where they are if they can be sold for gold.

Potions of strength. Need many of those if you are going to be me  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 20, 2011, 08:53:34 AM
Well the forum seems to be performing well and now I am an admin I can keep the place free from shitty little spammer accounts. 14 erronious accounts had been created will I was in the land of nod and they took a leisurly 30 minutes to ban and delete this morning while I watched the news. And no times outs!!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on November 26, 2011, 02:58:04 PM
Well the forum seems to be performing well and now I am an admin I can keep the place free from shitty little spammer accounts. 14 erronious accounts had been created will I was in the land of nod and they took a leisurly 30 minutes to ban and delete this morning while I watched the news. And no times outs!!  ;D

Awesome! The place has been lookin' so good! Good job!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on November 26, 2011, 03:13:05 PM
^ This
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on November 26, 2011, 03:15:25 PM
Boyfriend gave me an entire bag of Butterfingers. Yessssss.

This morning I woke up and knew, I'd never have a boyfriend who'd waste a bag of butterfingers on me.

Hey sorry, you should always check the thread title before posting.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: MariaEvri on November 26, 2011, 04:14:11 PM
^ im cheerful cause the pudding has me in the banner even though i don't post often!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on November 26, 2011, 04:52:57 PM
^ im cheerful cause the pudding has me in the banner even though i don't post often!

Ye, but you are Maria.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on November 26, 2011, 06:58:34 PM
Oooh, yes, I am also honored to be   included in the banner.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 26, 2011, 07:09:34 PM
I'm still looting the province of Skyrim with the very same facial expression as my avatar  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: MariaEvri on November 27, 2011, 05:19:54 PM
Oooh, yes, I am also honored to be   included in the banner.

I wonder how you will taste
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 27, 2011, 05:23:55 PM
Oooh, yes, I am also honored to be   included in the banner.

I wonder how you will taste
Oh, Asmo is preparing a dish of roasted pony and gravy and a dash of chili and deep fried squid, marinated in lemon and wine and... It will either be absolutely disgusting or brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on November 27, 2011, 06:57:22 PM
^ Disgusting.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Fi on November 27, 2011, 08:51:42 PM
Oooh, yes, I am also honored to be   included in the banner.

I am honored as well. One of my lifelong aspirations is to be a shiny Christmas ornament.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 27, 2011, 09:11:03 PM
^ Disgusting.
Still not ready, but I'm leaning towards disgustingly brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 28, 2011, 10:43:17 AM
^ Disgusting.
Still not ready, but I'm leaning towards disgustingly brilliant  ;D
Sorry, but I agree with OG, sounds disgusting.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 28, 2011, 10:45:41 AM
^ Disgusting.
Still not ready, but I'm leaning towards disgustingly brilliant  ;D
Sorry, but I agree with OG, sounds disgusting.
The French eat horse meat, not that that says much as there is very little (anything?) that the french won't eat when pushed!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 28, 2011, 11:36:07 AM
The French eat horse meat, not that that says much as there is very little (anything?) that the french won't eat when pushed!
And the names for zeir horse dishes make them sound delicious. Clever that way, ze French are.

Horse does taste ok though, in my opinion. I also like sea food, so squid are nice in the Book of Asmo. And who says you can't put bacon on a turkey?!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 28, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
The French eat horse meat, not that that says much as there is very little (anything?) that the french won't eat when pushed!

I agree with Asmo, horse meat is pretty good. Only had it twice though.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 28, 2011, 03:37:17 PM
The French eat horse meat, not that that says much as there is very little (anything?) that the french won't eat when pushed!

I agree with Asmo, horse meat is pretty good. Only had it twice though.
Never eaten it myself, I would try it if I had the chance.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on November 29, 2011, 12:45:28 AM
I am happy to announce that my computer, dubbed Frakenmac, is in working condition after the keyboard quit last week.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 29, 2011, 09:26:46 PM
The French eat horse meat, not that that says much as there is very little (anything?) that the french won't eat when pushed!
I agree with Asmo, horse meat is pretty good. Only had it twice though.
Never eaten it myself, I would try it if I had the chance.
Vegetarian, so no roasted SweetDeath for me. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 29, 2011, 11:10:05 PM
Vegetarian, so no roasted SweetDeath for me. :)
Well, I'm sure that blue squid is some kind of vegetable... You will have some of that, yes?  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 29, 2011, 11:47:31 PM
Vegetarian, so no roasted SweetDeath for me. :)
Well, I'm sure that blue squid is some kind of vegetable... You will have some of that, yes?  ;D
Maybe.... It was cooked in wine right?  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 29, 2011, 11:49:45 PM
Maybe.... It was cooked in wine right?  ;)
With a dash of lemon and whatever it is The Asmo is carrying in his seasoning pouch.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 29, 2011, 11:50:54 PM
Maybe.... It was cooked in wine right?  ;)
With a dash of lemon and whatever it is The Asmo is carrying in his seasoning pouch.  :D
Alright then. I guess it can't hurt. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 29, 2011, 11:55:11 PM
Well, there is some fine print about potential side effects including, but not limited to zombiefication, erectile dysfunction, hair growth in unexpected places and intolerance to sunlight, but hey, you only live once, right?  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 29, 2011, 11:59:27 PM
Well, there is some fine print about potential side effects including, but not limited to zombiefication, erectile dysfunction, hair growth in unexpected places and intolerance to sunlight, but hey, you only live once, right?  ;D
Haha. Besides, I already can't stand sun and I don't have anything to get erected so the only thing I've really got to worry about is becoming a zombie, and besides, they have pills for that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on November 30, 2011, 01:45:29 AM
Well, there is some fine print about potential side effects including, but not limited to zombiefication, erectile dysfunction, hair growth in unexpected places and intolerance to sunlight, but hey, you only live once, right?  ;D
Haha. Besides, I already can't stand sun and I don't have anything to get erected so the only thing I've really got to worry about is becoming a zombie, and besides, they have pills for that.
Hairy eyeballs. I'd worry about that too a bit... But then, that is exactly why they invented shaving, waxing and all the other de-hairing methods.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on November 30, 2011, 02:42:12 AM
Hairy eyeballs. I'd worry about that too a bit... But then, that is exactly why they invented shaving, waxing and all the other de-hairing methods.  ;D
I was thinking the same thing. Telepathy perhaps? ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on November 30, 2011, 03:41:47 PM
Broke up with my boyfriend (which to me is a huge relief), and made a new friend or two. Medication seem to be working as well.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on November 30, 2011, 04:23:06 PM
Broke up with my boyfriend (which to me is a huge relief), and made a new friend or two. Medication seem to be working as well.
Well that all sounds good.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on November 30, 2011, 05:07:55 PM
Quote from: Cecilie
Broke up with my boyfriend (which to me is a huge relief), and made a new friend or two. Medication seem to be working as well.
Glad the breakup is a positive thing, and you've made new friends.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on December 01, 2011, 01:16:13 AM
One of my neighbors has a 6 month old beagle that he's in no way equipped to care for properly.  He told me he's going to "get rid" of her before he moves which, all things considered, sends chills up my spine.  After calling and emailing around for a couple of days, a friend of a friend said she'd adopt the pup even with all the behavioral problems.  So woo-hoo!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on December 01, 2011, 05:16:18 AM
After calling and emailing around for a couple of days, a friend of a friend said she'd adopt the pup even with all the behavioral problems.  So woo-hoo!
Good to hear! Glad the pup is going to a home that its welcomed to.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 07, 2011, 11:46:19 PM
A really happy forum  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 07, 2011, 11:49:01 PM
A really happy forum  ;D

Yay! Happiness!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 08, 2011, 01:30:26 PM
Started driver's ed training last night. I'm doing the online course. Six more months until I get my license!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on December 09, 2011, 12:15:45 AM
Started driver's ed training last night. I'm doing the online course. Six more months until I get my license!  ;D
Awesome! :D Can't wait to get my permit in April. Needs to come sooner! ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 12:17:17 AM
Started driver's ed training last night. I'm doing the online course. Six more months until I get my license!  ;D
Awesome! :D Can't wait to get my permit in April. Needs to come sooner! ;)

Yup, and we have a truck that we use for the horse trailer so that will become mine >:D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 09, 2011, 01:20:21 AM

Yup, and we have a truck that we use for the horse trailer so that will become mine >:D

Hey!
This is the reasons to be cheerful thread, not the reasons to be fearful.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 01:23:15 AM

Yup, and we have a truck that we use for the horse trailer so that will become mine >:D

Hey!
This is the reasons to be cheerful thread, not the reasons to be fearful.

I have no idea what you're talking about. I am a safe driver.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: not your typical... on December 09, 2011, 01:27:38 AM
I have no idea what you're talking about. I am a safe driver.
What did I tell you about lying?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 01:31:01 AM
I have no idea what you're talking about. I am a safe driver.
What did I tell you about lying?

Seriously, I'm afraid to go over 40 mph, I don't think that I'm the one you guys should worry about.

that would be my brother
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 09, 2011, 02:00:45 AM
I have no idea what you're talking about. I am a safe driver.
What did I tell you about lying?

Seriously, I'm afraid to go over 40 mph, I don't think that I'm the one you guys should worry about.

that would be my brother
You know, a slow driver can in many situations be even more dangerous than a fast one.

Driving fast does not make you unsafe as long as you do it responsibly and not overstrain your abilities as a driver. Driving slowly, however, can create queues behind you and make certain people impatient enough to attempt a dangerous overtake. Driving way below the speed limit can also lead to people misjudging your speed when they pull out from the intersections and such.

A thing to remember is that being a safe driver does not just mean being safe for yourself and those in your car, but also for others in traffic.

Speed, it can kill both ways if misused.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 02:07:04 AM
I have no idea what you're talking about. I am a safe driver.
What did I tell you about lying?

Seriously, I'm afraid to go over 40 mph, I don't think that I'm the one you guys should worry about.

that would be my brother
You know, a slow driver can in many situations be even more dangerous than a fast one.

Driving fast does not make you unsafe as long as you do it responsibly and not overstrain your abilities as a driver. Driving slowly, however, can create queues behind you and make certain people impatient enough to attempt a dangerous overtake. Driving way below the speed limit can also lead to people misjudging your speed when they pull out from the intersections and such.

A thing to remember is that being a safe driver does not just mean being safe for yourself and those in your car, but also for others in traffic.

Speed, it can kill both ways.

Yea, you're right. I guess that is why I am sticking to back roads and parking lots until I get more comfortable behind the wheel.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 09, 2011, 02:11:38 AM
Yea, you're right. I guess that is why I am sticking to back roads and parking lots until I get more comfortable behind the wheel.
Good idea, but above certain skill, the best way to learn traffic is to sort of... Be in it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Pharaoh Cat on December 09, 2011, 02:12:16 AM
You know, a slow driver can in many situations be even more dangerous than a fast one.

Confirmation of what I always thought: Slow drivers hate me. :(

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 02:19:59 AM
Yea, you're right. I guess that is why I am sticking to back roads and parking lots until I get more comfortable behind the wheel.
Good idea, but above certain skill, the best way to learn traffic is to sort of... Be in it.

I will. I just started driving this week, so I'm not that good yet  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: cshearer on December 09, 2011, 04:56:38 AM
I'm cheerful because I've made a slew of new friends at work (Starbucks) over the past year I've been there. Several are actually very strong Christians, but at the same time, extraordinarily humble. Of course, we clash in many ways, but I've learned a lot from them. Most importantly, that having my atheism challenged via our light-hearted debates has served to strengthen my arguments, and has forced me to delve deeper in to thought and reading to answer the questions they pose more effectively. The world needs more of these uplifting folks who also believe that religion is dangerous, who don't need a megachurch to make them feel satisfied every Sunday, and who don't go around screaming at the gays. I'd say this is a pretty good reason to be cheerful.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 09, 2011, 09:41:09 AM
I'm cheerful because I've made a slew of new friends at work (Starbucks) over the past year I've been there. Several are actually very strong Christians, but at the same time, extraordinarily humble. Of course, we clash in many ways, but I've learned a lot from them. Most importantly, that having my atheism challenged via our light-hearted debates has served to strengthen my arguments, and has forced me to delve deeper in to thought and reading to answer the questions they pose more effectively. The world needs more of these uplifting folks who also believe that religion is dangerous, who don't need a megachurch to make them feel satisfied every Sunday, and who don't go around screaming at the gays. I'd say this is a pretty good reason to be cheerful.  ;D
I can agree with this. I recently went to college in a predominantly asian/Muslim area (I'm 52, it was a return to get updated qualifications). It was great fun. We didn't have many deep theological debates but what we did have were light hearted. There was one Sufi chap who was an absolute scream, if all Muslims had his attitude then the world would be a better place. Unfortunatly they don't.

I have yet to meet a theist, with whom I engaged in theological debate, that did not manage to reinforce my atheistic stance, so I understand that as well.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 09, 2011, 10:51:25 AM
You know, a slow driver can in many situations be even more dangerous than a fast one.

Confirmation of what I always thought: Slow drivers hate me. :(

*Attempting to see the connection... ... ...*

*ERROR: Connection not seen*

 :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 09, 2011, 04:16:10 PM
Baby sneeze fart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqjNzFPnPew
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 09, 2011, 04:18:33 PM
Mr Methane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpQQpIOCp_A
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 04:19:38 PM
Snow day today!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 09, 2011, 11:43:29 PM
Seeing a good bunch of new members settling in  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 09, 2011, 11:47:21 PM
Seeing a good bunch of new members settling in  ;D

The forum has picked up quite a bit lately.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 09, 2011, 11:48:22 PM
Seeing a good bunch of new members settling in  ;D

The forum has picked up quite a bit lately.
Most definitly has  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 10, 2011, 02:24:55 AM
Seeing a good bunch of new members settling in  ;D

The forum has picked up quite a bit lately.
Most definitly has  ;D

It's the 30% larger avatars than other comparable forums advantage.
We don't ritually sacrifice our theists either, but I'm not sure if that necessarily would increase membership.  :-\
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 10, 2011, 02:40:44 AM
Seeing a good bunch of new members settling in  ;D

The forum has picked up quite a bit lately.
Most definitly has  ;D

It's the 30% larger avatars than other comparable forums advantage.
We don't ritually sacrifice our theists either, but I'm not sure if that necessarily would increase membership.  :-\

Yea, something tells me that Not Your Typical... would not enjoy being part of a sacrifice.  :P

Edit* forgot the not XD
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2011, 03:27:39 AM
After weeks of talking about it and thinking about it, on Wednesday, I finally got a cortisone shot in my arthritic left knee.  It still fills a bit overfull of fluid, but the pain is much reduced and the joint moves much more easily.  That is something to be cheerful about.   :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on December 10, 2011, 03:44:53 AM
After weeks of talking about it and thinking about it, on Wednesday, I finally got a cortisone shot in my arthritic left knee.  It still fills a bit overfull of fluid, but the pain is much reduced and the joint moves much more easily.  That is something to be cheerful about.   :D

I had that done once -- it was stunning being able to use my knee almost normally withing seconds.  That'll definitely put a smile on your face.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 10, 2011, 04:23:19 AM
Yea, something tells me that Not Your Typical... would not enjoy being part of a sacrifice.  :P

Edit* forgot the not XD

But some members would be attracted by the occasional sacrifice.
I think many other atheist forums offer this so there is probably a niche for a forum that lets theists live like normal folk.  Until we tire of them at least.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 10, 2011, 04:59:22 AM
Yea, something tells me that Not Your Typical... would not enjoy being part of a sacrifice.  :P

Edit* forgot the not XD

But some members would be attracted by the occasional sacrifice.
I think many other atheist forums offer this so there is probably a niche for a forum that lets theists live like normal folk.  Until we tire of them at least.  ;)

Yea you might be right. But I wouldn't want to do it to often. And only if said theist deserves it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 10, 2011, 09:17:33 AM
After weeks of talking about it and thinking about it, on Wednesday, I finally got a cortisone shot in my arthritic left knee.  It still fills a bit overfull of fluid, but the pain is much reduced and the joint moves much more easily.  That is something to be cheerful about.   :D
Yes, not all pain is enjoyable  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2011, 04:51:16 PM
After weeks of talking about it and thinking about it, on Wednesday, I finally got a cortisone shot in my arthritic left knee.  It still fills a bit overfull of fluid, but the pain is much reduced and the joint moves much more easily.  That is something to be cheerful about.   :D
Yes, not all pain is enjoyable  ;D
Yes, there is a difference in the two.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 10, 2011, 05:05:23 PM
After weeks of talking about it and thinking about it, on Wednesday, I finally got a cortisone shot in my arthritic left knee.  It still fills a bit overfull of fluid, but the pain is much reduced and the joint moves much more easily.  That is something to be cheerful about.   :D
Yes, not all pain is enjoyable  ;D
Yes, there is a difference in the two.  ;D
Did you ever see you present in the Xmas present thread?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2011, 05:33:15 PM
After weeks of talking about it and thinking about it, on Wednesday, I finally got a cortisone shot in my arthritic left knee.  It still fills a bit overfull of fluid, but the pain is much reduced and the joint moves much more easily.  That is something to be cheerful about.   :D
Yes, not all pain is enjoyable  ;D
Yes, there is a difference in the two.  ;D
Did you ever see you present in the Xmas present thread?
No I didn't.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2011, 05:36:13 PM
Now I have.  I could use something like that, especially when it snows.  Thank you.   :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 10, 2011, 06:32:44 PM
I will. I just started driving this week, so I'm not that good yet  ;D
Look at the two videos here (http://www.sol.no/bil/lukeparkering_32653661.html) and make sure they are never about you  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on December 10, 2011, 06:38:55 PM
I will. I just started driving this week, so I'm not that good yet  ;D
Look at the two videos here (http://www.sol.no/bil/lukeparkering_32653661.html) and make sure they are never about you  ;D

The only difference between me and the first driver is that I would have been much faster about parking so badly.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 10, 2011, 06:55:29 PM
The only difference between me and the first driver is that I would have been much faster about parking so badly.
The Asmo is actually very good at that sort of things, but he has been known to park in the sloppiest of ways now and then... Out of laziness, mostly.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 10, 2011, 06:56:57 PM
I will. I just started driving this week, so I'm not that good yet  ;D
Look at the two videos here (http://www.sol.no/bil/lukeparkering_32653661.html) and make sure they are never about you  ;D

Wow. That is honestly all I can say about that. I actually parallel parked for the first time today. Took me about 25 minutes, but I didn't hit anything.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 10, 2011, 07:02:41 PM
For a beginner driver, the general rule is that there is more space there than you think. However, that rule should be applied with caution as "plenty of space" can at speed turn into a "BANG!" in a second or less  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 11, 2011, 02:44:54 AM
I'm crap at reversing a trailer.
My old trailer was lighter and sometimes I'd get out and bounce it in the right direction.
Alas my newer trailer is heavier and the act of bouncing threatens my innards.
My old trailer is still out the back with grass growing through it, it would look good with an old lounge chair on it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 11, 2011, 10:36:12 AM
I'm crap at reversing a trailer.
My old trailer was lighter and sometimes I'd get out and bounce it in the right direction.
Alas my newer trailer is heavier and the act of bouncing threatens my innards.
My old trailer is still out the back with grass growing through it, it would look good with an old lounge chair on it.
Asmo's school of driving has some tips for the pudding as well.

Trailers with a long arm are easier to maneuver than those with a short one. Trailers wider than, or of the same width as the car are easier than the tiny ones. High speed and reversing a trailer don't mix well. Remember that left is right and make smallest possible turns and corrections.

 ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: squidfetish on December 11, 2011, 02:13:41 PM
Monday off work. Wheeee!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on December 11, 2011, 02:17:23 PM
I had a 3ft x 4ft trailer with a short towbar and I never could reverse it.  In an emergency I'd have to unhitch it.  But on a friend's farm I never had any problem  reversing a tractor and large hay trailer down a zig-zag lane and through a gate.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 11, 2011, 02:26:45 PM
I had a 3ft x 4ft trailer with a short towbar and I never could reverse it.
...Because those are just hopeless. Especially with a car, from which you have no chance of seeing the damned thing.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: squidfetish on December 11, 2011, 06:16:20 PM
An evening drinking beer and playing with my new drum machine.  Got a rather ace riff in 15/8 to try and program drums for.  Hmmm......
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on December 11, 2011, 08:52:55 PM
Last night I taught a Greek, a Palestinian, a New Zealander and a guy from Houston to say "Sláinte" when they drink. It was a lot of fun and I upheld the reputation of Newfoundlanders being able to hold their liquor  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 12, 2011, 12:17:48 AM
6 new members today *happy dance*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 12, 2011, 12:21:08 AM
Nice to see the sudden activity boost around here. Keeps a grumpy old Asmo happy and occupied.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 12, 2011, 04:08:03 PM
According to my PSAT scores, I am in the top 4% highest scores for Critical Reading of sophomores in the United States!!!!!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on December 12, 2011, 04:14:16 PM
According to my PSAT scores, I am in the top 4% highest scores for Critical Reading of sophomores in the United States!!!!!!!  ;D ;D


Nice! so your on par with the rest of the world. ;D

Only messin' well done.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 12, 2011, 04:15:57 PM
According to my PSAT scores, I am in the top 4% highest scores for Critical Reading of sophomores in the United States!!!!!!!  ;D ;D


Nice! so your on par with the rest of the world. ;D

Only messin' well done.

Haha wise guy :P

I need to improve my math scores a little bit, but overall I am happy with my scores. Now I know what to study for when I take the SAT.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 12, 2011, 05:28:39 PM
According to my PSAT scores, I am in the top 4% highest scores for Critical Reading of sophomores in the United States!!!!!!!  ;D ;D

Excellent! Well done  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on December 12, 2011, 05:50:49 PM
According to my PSAT scores, I am in the top 4% highest scores for Critical Reading of sophomores in the United States!!!!!!!  ;D ;D

Excellent! Well done  ;D

Thank you!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 12, 2011, 08:57:18 PM
Fourteen legitimate users online at the same time  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 12, 2011, 08:58:20 PM
Fourteen legitimate users online at the same time  :D
Yep, :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 12, 2011, 10:33:01 PM
17!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 12, 2011, 10:43:41 PM
17!!!
Hitting new highs, are we not..? The user-to-turkey ratio considered..?  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 12, 2011, 10:48:31 PM
17!!!
Hitting new highs, are we not..? The user-to-turkey ratio considered..?  ;D
I think so. I've never seen 17 before.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on December 12, 2011, 11:50:04 PM
And I missed it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 13, 2011, 07:35:52 AM
And I missed it.

I wouldn't worry about it.
It was probably just the nerdy types going ooh, ah, ooh, over some guys particle.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on December 13, 2011, 07:56:32 AM
And I missed it.

I wouldn't worry about it.
It was probably just the nerdy types going ooh, ah, ooh, over some guys particle.

I resemble that remark!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on December 13, 2011, 11:00:59 AM
I wouldn't worry about it.
It was probably just the nerdy types going ooh, ah, ooh, over some guys particle.

But... It is so tiny and CUTE!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Pharaoh Cat on December 13, 2011, 11:36:05 AM
It was probably just the nerdy types going ooh, ah, ooh, over some guys particle.

I resemble that remark!

Considering where my brain went when confronted with the words, "some guys particle" -  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on December 13, 2011, 10:32:09 PM
Just got back from hanging with my friend/crush. :)
Gonna get together on Thursday as well, which I'm looking forward to.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: squidfetish on December 14, 2011, 05:01:07 PM
Just got back from hanging with my friend/crush. :)
Gonna get together on Thursday as well, which I'm looking forward to.

If you're not in bed by midnight................................... go home.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on December 14, 2011, 08:54:47 PM
Just got back from hanging with my friend/crush. :)
Gonna get together on Thursday as well, which I'm looking forward to.
If you're not in bed by midnight................................... go home.  ;)
I've "missed" the bus home a couple of times. ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: squidfetish on December 15, 2011, 03:48:10 PM
Just got back from hanging with my friend/crush. :)
Gonna get together on Thursday as well, which I'm looking forward to.
If you're not in bed by midnight................................... go home.  ;)
I've "missed" the bus home a couple of times. ;)

Ooh you little devil!  8)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 03, 2012, 03:44:11 PM
I do the grocery shopping, have done for years.
I took my daughters when they were little.
My older daughter was driving today.
She parked in an upper level car park.
We were walking towards the stairs like normal humans,
I asked her if she remembered when I put her in a trolley
and rolled her down the ramp crazy fast every week,
she said she did.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on January 03, 2012, 05:06:19 PM
I do the grocery shopping, have done for years.
I took my daughters when they were little.
My older daughter was driving today.
She parked in an upper level car park.
We were walking towards the stairs like normal humans,
I asked her if she remembered when I put her in a trolley
and rolled her down the ramp crazy fast every week,
she said she did.  ;D

That makes me cry... :'( :) Beautiful.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 05:10:24 PM
Reasons to be cheerful list
1. Beer
2. Another year as an atheist
3. Bacon
4. Skyrim
5. Not being forced to listen to Nickelback(i.e being single)
6. Family
7. Beer again
8. Cheeseburgers (with bacon)
9. Not being forced to listen to Coldplay (see reason number 5)
10. Bacon bits
11. Cheese
12. Broccoli (with cheese AND bacon)
13. More beer
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 03, 2012, 05:18:06 PM
Reasons to be cheerful list
1. Beer
2. Another year as an atheist
3. Bacon
4. Skyrim
5. Not being forced to listen to Nickelback(i.e being single)
6. Family
7. Beer again
8. Cheeseburgers (with bacon)
9. Not being forced to listen to Coldplay (see reason number 5)
10. Bacon bits
11. Cheese
12. Broccoli (with cheese AND bacon)
13. More beer

Sounds like my list minus the beer and skyrim  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 05:23:52 PM
I think that is just about everybody's list when it comes down to it.  I don't even have enough money for a system yet so the Skyrim thing is just a fantasy  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 03, 2012, 05:39:31 PM
I think that is just about everybody's list when it comes down to it.  I don't even have enough money for a system yet so the Skyrim thing is just a fantasy  >:(

Skyrim seems interesting, but I'm not a gamer.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 05:46:11 PM
Why would you need to be a gamer to play a game where you have to take time out from killing giants and mammoths to work together to kill a dragon??? I thought I understood people once I became an atheist. Oh well back to the drawing board.  ???
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Traveler on January 03, 2012, 05:55:20 PM
Reasons to be cheerful list
1. Beer
2. Another year as an atheist
3. Bacon
4. Skyrim
5. Not being forced to listen to Nickelback(i.e being single)
6. Family
7. Beer again
8. Cheeseburgers (with bacon)
9. Not being forced to listen to Coldplay (see reason number 5)
10. Bacon bits
11. Cheese
12. Broccoli (with cheese AND bacon)
13. More beer

Sounds like my list minus the beer and skyrim  ;)
I think that is just about everybody's list when it comes down to it.  I don't even have enough money for a system yet so the Skyrim thing is just a fantasy  >:(

LOL, maybe its a guy thing. I like Nickelback. Hate beer. Hate bacon bits. Don't remember who Coldplay is. Don't know what Skyrim is. And wouldn't let ANYONE, even a boyfriend, force me to listen to a particular band if I didn't like them. Only exception to music rule is if he's driving. Driver's taste trumps passenger, no matter what. Although generally I allow for veto power on bands either of us truly despise. For what its worth, I would NEVER made a boyfriend/husband listen to music he didn't like, but judging by your photo I'm at least a generation older than you. I'm all about the equality. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 06:09:33 PM
You think I'm pretty young huh?? I'm 27 and I feel like it.  >:(  Anywhoo I never listened to bands because of a girlfriend it was just as you said: Driver trumps passenger. I was the passenger so I had to listen to BS Coldplay and Nickelback.  Funny thing was the only serious gf I had was 35 and I was 20 at the time.  She was listening to bands that girls my age listened to.  I don't really know how anyone can listen to that crap. I like either music with a beat or music that makes me jacked up (My signature is a hint at my favorite band!) On the beer thing a wise man once told me that he only drank the cheapest sh!t he could find.  He said he only drank to get drunk and that anyone who said they drank for the taste was just full of sh!t.  I have to agree although they do make some pretty good fruity drinks, they are usually so expensive who the hell would bother when you are most likely just trying to get wasted. I guess that is what most drunks think. I would rather get wasted once a month on cheap liquor than drink something fruity once a day.   :P 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on January 03, 2012, 06:15:28 PM
You think I'm pretty young huh?? I'm 27 and I feel like it.  >:(  Anywhoo I never listened to bands because of a girlfriend it was just as you said: Driver trumps passenger. I was the passenger so I had to listen to BS Coldplay and Nickelback.  Funny thing was the only serious gf I had was 35 and I was 20 at the time.  She was listening to bands that girls my age listened to.  I don't really know how anyone can listen to that crap. I like either music with a beat or music that makes me jacked up (My signature is a hint at my favorite band!) On the beer thing a wise man once told me that he only drank the cheapest sh!t he could find.  He said he only drank to get drunk and that anyone who said they drank for the taste was just full of sh!t.  I have to agree although they do make some pretty good fruity drinks, they are usually so expensive who the hell would bother when you are most likely just trying to get wasted. I guess that is what most drunks think. I would rather get wasted once a month on cheap liquor than drink something fruity once a day.   :P 

Early Metallica, right? Class!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 06:23:41 PM
Early Metallica is the only Metallica as far as I am concerned scissorlegs!! Yes they are quite classy. Who else could scream, play that fast and loud, and still get in some deep lyrics?  Biblical type sh!t.  They were a good influence when it came to me turning atheist. My number one influence was Seth Macfarlane.  I had no cable only a 42" tv and an xbox.  So whenever I did get drunk I would watch family guy so much I ended up having to watch it with the commentary turned on so I could find another comment here and there to laugh at.  That was when I found out he was almost the exact same person as the character Brian.  Atheist all the way.  There was also some talk about religion in England from hundreds of years ago.  That and my reading the bible during the same time period were the straw that broke the camels back.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 03, 2012, 06:51:45 PM
It's a popular thing at my school for the girls to go through each other's iPods. Everybody is always confused by my library because I have at least on song in almost every language, as well as older bands like the Stones, the Who, the Chili Peppers and so on. I also have a lot of house music on my iPod too. It's fun to listen to it when I'm cleaning up the house.  ;D Lately, I've gotten into old Celtic instrumental and bagpipe music. It helps me relax.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 06:55:43 PM
I was at a bar about 2 years ago and I got to hear Heavy metal with bagpipes and lyrics in Spanish.  Coolest thing I have ever heard.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 03, 2012, 06:59:23 PM
heavy metal bagpipes. I'm soo youtubing that
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 03, 2012, 07:07:58 PM
Look it up there aren't many on youtube. I don't think any of them are the band I heard  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on January 03, 2012, 07:50:54 PM
What is it with atheists and metal, its almost endemic.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 03, 2012, 07:57:18 PM
What is it with atheists and metal, its almost endemic.

Metal isn't really my cup of tea. I prefer a nice acoustic melody.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on January 03, 2012, 08:19:58 PM
What is it with atheists and metal, its almost endemic.

I've mentioned it in other posts that there is a strong, proven correlation between high IQ and a penchant for listening to heavy metal. And also a correlation between high IQ and being Atheist. So the link between HM and Atheism follows. 

Well, it works for me...   :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on January 03, 2012, 08:27:24 PM
I've mentioned it in other posts that there is a strong, proven correlation between high IQ and a penchant for listening to heavy metal. And also a correlation between high IQ and being Atheist. So the link between HM and Atheism follows. 

Well, it works for me...   :P

Its plausible enough for me.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Traveler on January 03, 2012, 10:48:27 PM
I love Metallica, new and old. And I'm 54. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 04, 2012, 02:01:41 AM
What is it with atheists and metal, its almost endemic.

Is it a rejection of the status quo thing?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 04, 2012, 08:52:13 AM
Logging on to find lots of post by lots of members in lots of threads.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 03:51:16 PM
My aunt got me into Metallica at an early age. I introduced it to one of my most intelligent friends at the age of 12.  I started him off light with a little fight fire with fire.  he has been known since then to play entire Metallica songs on guitar and not only sing the lyrics, but break them down as well.  Why did Master of puppets have a mellow period in the middle?? Because they rocked so fucking hard up till that point that anyone would need a break.  I love SOAD, slipknot, and early manson, but nothing will ever take the place of 80's Metallica.  Jethro Tull be damned!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 04, 2012, 04:00:32 PM
Looking into a job position at a local retirement home. Mom goes there to see people sometimes so she could probably put in a good word  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 04:25:27 PM
Yay! Getting a job is always a good thing.  I am in the job market myself right now  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 04, 2012, 04:33:49 PM
First job that isn't a fur farm or cornfield lol
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 04:48:04 PM
Fur farm?? I am hoping that is some sort of sheep shaving deal and not something else?!?!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 04, 2012, 05:14:40 PM
No, the farm raised mostly mink with a few foxes. I fed and watered the animals and cleaned cages and helped in other misc. jobs.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 05:50:45 PM
Cleaning animal poop? I would rather work in the cornfield.  I have never done either job so I guess I shouldn't really compare the two. But yeah corn sounds better than animal poop.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 04, 2012, 05:52:38 PM
Fur farm?? I am hoping that is some sort of sheep shaving deal and not something else?!?!
Why..? You aren't one of them bleeding-heart anti-fur activists perchance, are you? (http://www.untamedtresses.com/images/smilies/th_eyebrow.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 06:06:47 PM
NO!!! look at my pic do I look anti fur? If they had mink on a stick I would eat that sh!t!!I meant to say something dirty when I saw fur farm, then I saw that budhorse is only 16.  So I backed off.  Can't get much dirtier than a fur farm.  Do they farm lightning bolts or landing strips? Giggity
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 04, 2012, 06:11:33 PM
NO!!! look at my pic do I look anti fur? If they had mink on a stick I would eat that sh!t!!I meant to say something dirty when I saw fur farm, then I saw that budhorse is only 16.  So I backed off.  Can't get much dirtier than a fur farm.  Do they farm lightning bolts or landing strips? Giggity
Oh..! And here The Asmo was strapping on his fake teeth ( A bear trap... Lumps of clay, they have to get crfeative)... Oh well, another time then  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 06:14:22 PM
Well if you feel like venting I could pretend to be anti-fur. FUR IS MURDER FUR IS MURDER!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 04, 2012, 06:20:36 PM
Nah... I prefer engaging the REAL bleeding-heart anti-fur activists. They are so easy to provoke and then, there are virtually no limits to the bullshit of their arguments.

I'm OK with the honest ones though - the ones who just say "I don't want to see the nice fox murdered because it's cute and cuddly and I like it" - that's just a nice personal opinion.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 06:27:54 PM
I hate them all other than Kerri Kasem, and that is just because she is hot and Casey Kasem's daughter.  Before coming to GA I didn't even know Casey had a daughter. She is a hot, vegan, anti-fur, anti anything fun kind of person.  She went as far as to say that Michael Vick should get mauled by pit bulls.  I would have to disagree.  Other than the possibility of animal cruelty, I don't see what he did wrong.  Having animals do what they would do in the wild anyway, then making bets on it.  We could even go back to gladiator days!! ooh I know!! We could still put people away for dog fighting, then when they are locked up make them fight lions to the death!! Wait what were we talking about again?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 04, 2012, 06:38:37 PM
Wait what were we talking about again?
The Asmo's newest coin-gathering scam, apparently  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 04, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
We could have people throw coins at the gladiators! Call it tradition. People are suckers for that kind of thing.  Just like sales for some reason.  Put milk that is 3.99 a gallon on sale for 4.99 a gallon and watch the people flock to the milk.  Now if we do this I want to be called Leonidas and I get to open up every match with THIS IS AMERICA!! Note: All gladiators will be forced to wear pants in my coliseum!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 04, 2012, 08:19:33 PM
Since this is the cheerful thread, I'm going to close my eyes and ignore the "what did Michael Vick do wrong?" thing.  Lalalalalalalalalalalacheerfulcheerfulcheerful.

I'm cheerful because I'm eating Miss Vickie's Jalapeno Chips (no relation to Mr.I Electrocute and Shoot Dogs CHEERFUL Vick) and they are freaking delicious.

 ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 04, 2012, 09:08:36 PM
WALL-E
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 04, 2012, 09:31:38 PM
WALL-E

Took me a few minutes to figure out what the hell you were talking about. XD But then I awwed
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 05, 2012, 03:40:01 AM
WALL-E
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/312/4/2/wall_e_with_flower_by_darktor-d32gqqd.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 05, 2012, 06:22:17 AM
So cute, Tank! <3
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on January 05, 2012, 07:34:54 AM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 07:53:58 AM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.
It's a little kiddy ish in places but it's a love story in the end.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on January 05, 2012, 07:56:00 AM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.
It's a little kiddy ish in places but it's a love story in the end.
I don't like love stories that much.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 08:01:00 AM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.
It's a little kiddy ish in places but it's a love story in the end.
I don't like love stories that much.
I didn't think sloppy romance was particularly your style. But it's worth a watch just once there are a lot worse ways to waste 90 minutes.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on January 05, 2012, 11:09:44 AM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.

It is a little slow in places, but this serves to illustrate the bleak nature of Wall-E's existence. It's a lovely film - though I do usually despise the anthropomorphising of robots.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 05, 2012, 02:26:03 PM
I love WALL-E.  I'm kind of into "dystopian futures" and WALL-E is the only children's movie I have really seen in the genre.  And I've seen a LOT of children's movies.  My 3 year old has grown out of them now, but we used to have to give him twice daily nebulizer treatments for his asthma, and the one way we found that he would sit still for the 15-20-ish minutes each treatment ate up was to pop in a kid's flick.  Thankfully he is now old enough to use an inhaler instead.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 05, 2012, 02:41:20 PM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.

It is a little slow in places, but this serves to illustrate the bleak nature of Wall-E's existence. It's a lovely film - though I do usually despise the anthropomorphising of robots.

I could have completely done without the parts about the humans. If the entire movie had focused only on Wall-e and the robots, I would have been happy.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 02:47:17 PM
I never saw WALL-E. I've heard good things about it, but the trailer made it look boring.

It is a little slow in places, but this serves to illustrate the bleak nature of Wall-E's existence. It's a lovely film - though I do usually despise the anthropomorphising of robots.

I could have completely done without the parts about the humans. If the entire movie had focused only on Wall-e and the robots, I would have been happy.
The robots definitly steal the movie. I love the little OCD cleaner robot, particularly when he realises he does not have to follow the line on the floor!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 02:48:56 PM
I love WALL-E.  I'm kind of into "dystopian futures" and WALL-E is the only children's movie I have really seen in the genre.  And I've seen a LOT of children's movies.  My 3 year old has grown out of them now, but we used to have to give him twice daily nebulizer treatments for his asthma, and the one way we found that he would sit still for the 15-20-ish minutes each treatment ate up was to pop in a kid's flick.  Thankfully he is now old enough to use an inhaler instead.
You're quite right. I'd have never thought you could have made an affirmative post apocalyptic film that kids and adults could both enjoy.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 02:53:23 PM
I love WALL-E.  I'm kind of into "dystopian futures" and WALL-E is the only children's movie I have really seen in the genre.  And I've seen a LOT of children's movies.  My 3 year old has grown out of them now, but we used to have to give him twice daily nebulizer treatments for his asthma, and the one way we found that he would sit still for the 15-20-ish minutes each treatment ate up was to pop in a kid's flick.  Thankfully he is now old enough to use an inhaler instead.
You're quite right. I'd have never thought you could have made an affirmative post apocalyptic film that kids and adults could both enjoy.

Would it still count as post apocalyptic if the humans technically survived?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 03:18:03 PM
{snip}

Would it still count as post apocalyptic if the humans technically survived?
That depends on how apocalyptic the apocalyps was. Most fiction I have seen/read rather depends on survivors of some description simply to create an emotional narative. Even AI, where the boy android is the only survivor, has an 'observer' in the shape of the future androids. In Wall-E some thousands of years had passed since the Earth's environment had ceased to be able to suppport human life.

Even after 'snowball Earth' and the 'Big 5' extinction events something survived.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 03:35:32 PM
{snip}

Would it still count as post apocalyptic if the humans technically survived?
That depends on how apocalyptic the apocalyps was. Most fiction I have seen/read rather depends on survivors of some description simply to create an emotional narative. Even AI, where the boy android is the only survivor, has an 'observer' in the shape of the future androids. In Wall-E some thousands of years had passed since the Earth's environment had ceased to be able to suppport human life.

Even after 'snowball Earth' and the 'Big 5' extinction events something survived.

Good point. I never really watch apocalypse movies so I forgot about that.

I think WALL-E had a good point about showing us what could happen to the earth if we continue to be wasteful. Sure, Earth would recover, but I would not like to think of all the species that have to go extinct before that happens.

The snowball earth comment reminded me of a series of documentaries about Earth's major disasters throughout history. Starting with the first life on earth and going on. I've been wanting to watch it again.

I'm cheerful because it's almost Friday.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 05, 2012, 03:38:57 PM
I'm cheerful because, at this time of day, the sun shines directly into our apartment and makes most of our living space all warm and cozy.
And I have tea.
In my Tardis mug.
 ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 03:42:39 PM
I'm cheerful because, at this time of day, the sun shines directly into our apartment and makes most of our living space all warm and cozy.
And I have tea.
In my Tardis mug.
 ;D

I have never watched Doctor Who, but I want to. Do I start with the original Doctor, or does it not matter?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 03:51:17 PM
I'm cheerful because, at this time of day, the sun shines directly into our apartment and makes most of our living space all warm and cozy.
And I have tea.
In my Tardis mug.
 ;D

I have never watched Doctor Who, but I want to. Do I start with the original Doctor, or does it not matter?
No. Don't start with the original Dr now. Start with the first of the new stuff were Christopher Eccleston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Eccleston) plays the Dr. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_%28series_1%29

The historical stuff is very dated now and the new stuff still has the 'spirit' as it was created by a huge fan Russell T Davies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_T_Davies) who really brought the characters up to date.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 05, 2012, 03:58:30 PM
I agree with Tank, start with the "new series"
Also, prepare to fall in love with Dave Tennant, just sayin'.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 04:01:40 PM
I'm cheerful because, at this time of day, the sun shines directly into our apartment and makes most of our living space all warm and cozy.
And I have tea.
In my Tardis mug.
 ;D

I have never watched Doctor Who, but I want to. Do I start with the original Doctor, or does it not matter?

No. Don't start with the original Dr now. Start with the first of the new stuff were Christopher Eccleston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Eccleston) plays the Dr.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_%28series_1%29

The historical stuff is very dated now and the new stuff still has the 'spirit' as it was created by a huge fan Russell T Davies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_T_Davies) who really brought the characters up to date.

Thanks Tank. We get the BBC at our house and I think it should be on Netflix. Now I can watch the BBC without it being Topgear (which is fun to watch, but I am car illiterate) I've also noticed that Doctor Who has gotten extremely popular with Americans lately. Have they finally accepted the fact that there own TV programs are rubbish? :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 05, 2012, 04:05:40 PM
I'm cheerful because, at this time of day, the sun shines directly into our apartment and makes most of our living space all warm and cozy.
And I have tea.
In my Tardis mug.
 ;D

I have never watched Doctor Who, but I want to. Do I start with the original Doctor, or does it not matter?

No. Don't start with the original Dr now. Start with the first of the new stuff were Christopher Eccleston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Eccleston) plays the Dr.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_%28series_1%29

The historical stuff is very dated now and the new stuff still has the 'spirit' as it was created by a huge fan Russell T Davies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_T_Davies) who really brought the characters up to date.

Thanks Tank. We get the BBC at our house and I think it should be on Netflix. Now I can watch the BBC without it being Topgear (which is fun to watch, but I am car illiterate) I've also noticed that Doctor Who has gotten extremely popular with Americans lately. Have they finally accepted the fact that there own TV programs are rubbish? :D

I live in the commonwealth, so I feel entitled to UK programming :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 04:11:21 PM

I live in the commonwealth, so I feel entitled to UK programming :D

Lucky you. When I was in Sweden, a lot of our programs were in English, so I grew up with English television.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 05:04:24 PM
I'm cheerful because, at this time of day, the sun shines directly into our apartment and makes most of our living space all warm and cozy.
And I have tea.
In my Tardis mug.
 ;D

I have never watched Doctor Who, but I want to. Do I start with the original Doctor, or does it not matter?

No. Don't start with the original Dr now. Start with the first of the new stuff were Christopher Eccleston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Eccleston) plays the Dr.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_%28series_1%29

The historical stuff is very dated now and the new stuff still has the 'spirit' as it was created by a huge fan Russell T Davies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_T_Davies) who really brought the characters up to date.

Thanks Tank. We get the BBC at our house and I think it should be on Netflix. Now I can watch the BBC without it being Topgear (which is fun to watch, but I am car illiterate) I've also noticed that Doctor Who has gotten extremely popular with Americans lately. Have they finally accepted the fact that there own TV programs are rubbish? :D
Well what is really scary is that one of the most popular BBC programmes in the USA is 'Keeping Up Appearences.' Which is absolute unmitigated S**t!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 05:12:39 PM

Well what is really scary is that one of the most popular BBC programmes in the USA is 'Keeping Up Appearences.' Which is absolute unmitigated S**t!

Have you seen some of the stuff they come up with? Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, Toddlers and Tiaras. I could go on. Quality is obviously not important in TV. I hardly even watch it anymore, just my weekly Bones every Thursday.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 05, 2012, 05:28:20 PM
Why would anyone say something bad about Jersey Shore? What could be more fun than watching a traffic cone get arrested for public intoxication?!?!?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 05:37:38 PM

Well what is really scary is that one of the most popular BBC programmes in the USA is 'Keeping Up Appearences.' Which is absolute unmitigated S**t!

Have you seen some of the stuff they come up with? Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, Toddlers and Tiaras. I could go on. Quality is obviously not important in TV. I hardly even watch it anymore, just my weekly Bones every Thursday.
Well the problem with the US consumer market is that it's so big! As long as you can get 3 million viewers and your costs aren't exceptional you can make a good living. And 50% of 'Mercans have an IQ below 100 (the same could be said for all countries as 100 is adjusted) so rubbish has a bigger market there.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 05:39:29 PM
Why would anyone say something bad about Jersey Shore? What could be more fun than watching a traffic cone get arrested for public intoxication?!?!?

The fact that people in Indiana are trying to imitate them. It's getting annoying hearing all the girls complaining about the cold while wearing shorts that don't even cover their butts.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 05, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
I am originally from IL so I know how cold it gets up there. I used to walk around in freezer gear and a ski mask, so I must say that anyone complaining about the cold while wearing shorts gets a big no sh!t from me.  I can't imagine anyone actually imitating those people.  Nobody drinks like that and looks like them either. For men it's called steroids, women it's diet pills.  I can just about guarantee that snooki will be dead before 40 if she keeps it up.  Ronni will probably die from one of his pecs exploding like a grenade.  If anyone is thinking that this is supposed to be a reason to be cheerful thread, I can think of no greater reason than some of those people being taken off the face of the Earth.  Or at least the face of American television.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 05:50:00 PM
To balance out the negative I will now post something cheerful. Kittens. Puppies. Baby rats. Rainbows.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on January 05, 2012, 05:50:34 PM
Have you seen some of the stuff they come up with? Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, Toddlers and Tiaras. I could go on. Quality is obviously not important in TV. I hardly even watch it anymore, just my weekly Bones every Thursday.

Ah but the States has HBO and that makes up for all the crap that is produced, any country that produces TV series such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Time with Bill Maher, Mildred Pierce, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Hung, Generation Kill, Flight of the Conchords, Big Love, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, and How to Make It in America is alright with me.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 05:53:28 PM
Have you seen some of the stuff they come up with? Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, Toddlers and Tiaras. I could go on. Quality is obviously not important in TV. I hardly even watch it anymore, just my weekly Bones every Thursday.

Ah but the States has HBO and that makes up for all the crap that is produced, any country that produces TV series such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Time with Bill Maher, Mildred Pierce, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Hung, Generation Kill, Flight of the Conchords, Big Love, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, and How to Make It in America is alright with me.

Is that a TV show? I know the band Flight of the Conchords, but never heard of a Show by the same name.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 05, 2012, 05:59:35 PM
No mention of Family guy or South Park  >:(  Those are the true classics of American T.V.  Any group of people that can write, animate, and voice an entire episode about the presidential election in a few weeks and have it on T.V. the day of the election is pretty talented.  The episode I am reffering to was quite hilarious as well. Now somebody help me here how are baby rats cheerful? Have you ever seen a rat in New york? Even the baby ones would bite your hand off!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 06:05:05 PM
I've never liked South Park or Family Guy. I enjoy some crude humor, but I think they take it too far.  :-\  I was referencing more towards the healthy, captive baby rat. I used to have two females and they were as sweet as could be.

WOOT! Six hundred posts! 1000 is getting ever closer  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 05, 2012, 06:34:39 PM
Yes rats are very cheerful. Other than the whole rats and their fleas being responsible for the bubonic plague which killed around 25 million people, yeah really cheerful.  :P   
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Traveler on January 05, 2012, 06:38:56 PM
...just my weekly Bones every Thursday.

I love Bones!!! I've got FIOS and I can get Bones repeats at least every other day. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 05, 2012, 06:39:50 PM
I love my pet rat.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 06:45:12 PM
...just my weekly Bones every Thursday.

I love Bones!!! I've got FIOS and I can get Bones repeats at least every other day. :)

Heck Yea! I have Netflix, so I usually watch older episodes there. Or if I miss them, I go to Hulu.

I am really liking this season so far. I wish they wouldn't skip weeks for new episodes though.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on January 05, 2012, 06:55:47 PM
I would mention south park as it does crude jokes intelligently and have something far more to say which lies behind the outwardly immature humor but family guy! nah that's rubbish, its almost like The Simpsons had a child with You've Been Framed then was raised by Jackass.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 05, 2012, 07:05:03 PM
Bah! Family guy is basically a cartoon version of airplane.  The creator is also a genius and an atheist.  He is also a the major reason I became an atheist.  And they did a parody for every star wars movie.  BRILLIANT!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 05, 2012, 08:12:38 PM
South Park did a thing about how the Family Guy writers come up with jokes that basically ruined Family Guy for me.  So I won't go into it and ruin it for you too.

My favorite shows are True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and 30 Rock.  I used to love House, but there is only so many times that you can watch the exact same plot over and over again.  Person gets sick with strange disease.  House and team get diagnosis wrong about 4 times, as person gets sicker and sicker.  In the meantime, House does something to rebel against authority (usually Cutty in the older episodes, and now Foreman).  House has random conversation with someone, says a line like "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar", gets an "aha" look on his face, and figures out the correct diagnosis.  Situation is resolved, but often hinting at the imperfect nature of life (woman goes back to abusive husband, child learns that his father never really wanted him, whatever.)  The end.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2012, 08:22:43 PM
South Park did a thing about how the Family Guy writers come up with jokes that basically ruined Family Guy for me.  So I won't go into it and ruin it for you too.

My favorite shows are True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and 30 Rock.  I used to love House, but there is only so many times that you can watch the exact same plot over and over again.  Person gets sick with strange disease.  House and team get diagnosis wrong about 4 times, as person gets sicker and sicker.  In the meantime, House does something to rebel against authority (usually Cutty in the older episodes, and now Foreman).  House has random conversation with someone, says a line like "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar", gets an "aha" look on his face, and figures out the correct diagnosis.  Situation is resolved, but often hinting at the imperfect nature of life (woman goes back to abusive husband, child learns that his father never really wanted him, whatever.)  The end.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.


That is the exact reason I stopped watching House
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on January 05, 2012, 09:28:23 PM
Is that a TV show? I know the band Flight of the Conchords, but never heard of a Show by the same name.

Yeah they are a musical comedy act that had a bbc radio 2 show then a two series TV show.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on January 05, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
That is the exact reason I stopped watching House

I love House.  I realize the story type is redundant, but I'm entertained by the things House might do and does.  And I'm still hoping Cuddy returns...Foreman is boring.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 05, 2012, 10:49:52 PM
South Park did a thing about how the Family Guy writers come up with jokes that basically ruined Family Guy for me.  So I won't go into it and ruin it for you too.

My favorite shows are True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and 30 Rock.  I used to love House, but there is only so many times that you can watch the exact same plot over and over again.  Person gets sick with strange disease.  House and team get diagnosis wrong about 4 times, as person gets sicker and sicker.  In the meantime, House does something to rebel against authority (usually Cutty in the older episodes, and now Foreman).  House has random conversation with someone, says a line like "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar", gets an "aha" look on his face, and figures out the correct diagnosis.  Situation is resolved, but often hinting at the imperfect nature of life (woman goes back to abusive husband, child learns that his father never really wanted him, whatever.)  The end.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.


That is the exact reason I stopped watching House
Me to. Given the nature of the work he does I would bet that 80% of his patients should die. It would be a much better program if they did, it is after all only a story. I read an article about ER and its UK parallel Casualty. In ER the ratio of deaths is about half that of reality on Casualty the ratio is spot on what you would expect. So why in House don't thay let at least 50% of the patiants die? It would be far more exciting as you would be on the edge of your seats!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 06, 2012, 05:43:40 PM
I get it all family guy jokes are created by manatees.  It is still pretty funny stuff. Finding out that Trey Parker from South Park has a Jewish mother and a Catholic father and chooses to be an Atheist did nothing to hurt my decision to convert to atheism. It seems anyone who actually knows about religion and is well educated switches to Atheism.  Imagine that  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 06, 2012, 10:21:11 PM
I've come to notice most well educated minds are atheists. <3 <3
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 06, 2012, 10:51:34 PM
Cheerful!  It's almost 4 on a Friday afternoon, which means that I am 10 minutes away from leaving work, going to the gym, and then going home for the weekend.  Huzzah!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 07, 2012, 01:35:48 AM
I've come to notice most well educated minds are atheists. <3 <3

Yes that can be a problem, you won't be noticed being clever, its easier being very very odd.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 07, 2012, 06:04:15 AM
I've come to notice most well educated minds are atheists. <3 <3

Yes that can be a problem, you won't be noticed being clever, its easier being very very odd.
A plan that has worked perfectly in your case (http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9922/rimshot.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 07, 2012, 07:20:07 AM
Yes that can be a problem, you won't be noticed being clever, its easier being very very odd.
A plan that has worked perfectly in your case (http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9922/rimshot.gif)

Does this mean I've supported a statement with evidence?
I wonder if I've done that before  :-\
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 09, 2012, 03:09:01 PM
I found something to be cheerful about! I looked up atheists in my area and found a whole group of them on facebook. 175 atheists in this insanely Christian town.  I love it   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 09, 2012, 08:06:36 PM
I found something to be cheerful about! I looked up atheists in my area and found a whole group of them on facebook. 175 atheists in this insanely Christian town.  I love it   ;D
Excellent news! 175 new members coming our way!  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 09, 2012, 08:13:02 PM
Yes I mentioned this forum when I joined up too.  They seem pretty nice.  They gave me something called a caps lock welcome.  One of them gave me an upside down welcome.  I am still trying to figure out how she wrote upside down on facebook?!?!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Davin on January 09, 2012, 08:17:03 PM
Yes I mentioned this forum when I joined up too.  They seem pretty nice.  They gave me something called a caps lock welcome.  One of them gave me an upside down welcome.  I am still trying to figure out how she wrote upside down on facebook?!?!
¡ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo ǝʇısqǝʍ ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn (http://www.upsidedowntext.com/) ǝɥʇ oʇ ƃuıoƃ ʎq 'ʎɥM
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on January 10, 2012, 09:51:37 AM
The world hasn't ended, that's always a reason to be happy.

Oh, and I'm healthy. That's another reason to be happy.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 10, 2012, 11:09:09 AM
The world hasn't ended, that's always a reason to be happy.

Not always.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 10, 2012, 11:12:27 AM
The world hasn't ended, that's always a reason to be happy.

Not always.

Diddums! Who's not a Happy Atheist today then?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 10, 2012, 12:21:03 PM
The world hasn't ended, that's always a reason to be happy.

Not always.

Diddums! Who's not a Happy Atheist today then?
;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 10, 2012, 12:55:27 PM
The world hasn't ended, that's always a reason to be happy.

Not always.

Diddums! Doldrums; Who's not a Happy Atheist today then?
;D

You guys don't seem to understand the suffering a patriotic Oztrailian must endure.
Times are tough, we must support our local industry, and if an industry in need produces red wine, we do not shirk.
Yes I've known mornings I was not happy the world pained me into conciousness.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on January 10, 2012, 01:10:55 PM
You guys don't seem to understand the suffering a patriotic Oztrailian must endure.
Times are tough, we must support our local industry, and if an industry in need produces red wine, we do not shirk.
Yes I've known mornings I was not happy the world pained me into conciousness.

Brilliant  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 10, 2012, 03:30:34 PM
You guys don't seem to understand the suffering a patriotic Oztrailian must endure.
Times are tough, we must support our local industry, and if an industry in need produces red wine, we do not shirk.
Yes I've known mornings I was not happy the world pained me into conciousness.

Brilliant  :D
Absolutely agreed  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 10, 2012, 05:40:11 PM
It's hard work, being a Pudding.  :o
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: SunshineSTATEofMind on January 20, 2012, 02:48:07 AM
I am happy for many things. I write in my gratitude journal every night. (I know I am such a nerd.) I told someone that and they automatically assumed I was a 'good christian'. Good lord! (pun intended) Can an atheist not be grateful?
The same person also had this dialogue with me.
'Actually, I'm an atheist.' (to a serious, diehard christian)
'Oh... I thought atheists were just... mean, angry people.'

She is the sweetest person, just extremely naive. :)

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 20, 2012, 03:16:04 AM
I am happy for many things. I write in my gratitude journal every night. (I know I am such a nerd.) I told someone that and they automatically assumed I was a 'good christian'. Good lord! (pun intended) Can an atheist not be grateful?
The same person also had this dialogue with me.
'Actually, I'm an atheist.' (to a serious, diehard christian)
'Oh... I thought atheists were just... mean, angry people.'

She is the sweetest person, just extremely naive. :)

And to be fair to her, that is a common perception among many people and not all of them Xtians.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: SunshineSTATEofMind on January 20, 2012, 12:30:41 PM
I am happy for many things. I write in my gratitude journal every night. (I know I am such a nerd.) I told someone that and they automatically assumed I was a 'good christian'. Good lord! (pun intended) Can an atheist not be grateful?
The same person also had this dialogue with me.
'Actually, I'm an atheist.' (to a serious, diehard christian)
'Oh... I thought atheists were just... mean, angry people.'

She is the sweetest person, just extremely naive. :)

And to be fair to her, that is a common perception among many people and not all of them Xtians.


I suppose you're right. I haven't done too much of laying it on people like that, but I guess that reaction may be more common than I thought.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 21, 2012, 05:15:04 PM
You lot  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 21, 2012, 05:30:50 PM
You lot  ;D

We have had some nice ones lately, I hope they stay around.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 21, 2012, 05:38:49 PM
You lot  ;D

Aww we love you too, you big baby crushing lug.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 21, 2012, 05:42:15 PM
You lot  ;D

We have had some nice ones lately, I hope they stay around.
Yes, we have a nice influx of good people recently.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 21, 2012, 05:44:54 PM
You lot  ;D

Aww we love you too, you big baby crushing lug.
*needs blushing smiley*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 21, 2012, 08:20:23 PM
You lot  ;D

Aww we love you too, you big baby crushing lug.
*needs blushing smiley*

I found this ASCII code for a blushing smiley, but I can't make it convert into an actual smiley:  :">
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 21, 2012, 08:24:25 PM
You lot  ;D

Aww we love you too, you big baby crushing lug.
*needs blushing smiley*

I found this ASCII code for a blushing smiley, but I can't make it convert into an actual smiley:  :">
Awwww fank you :)

Smilies don't automatically work, they have to be set up in the forum.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 21, 2012, 09:55:55 PM
16 users. They are all online right now.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 21, 2012, 09:57:38 PM
16 users. They are all online right now.  :D
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Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 21, 2012, 09:59:03 PM
16 users. They are all online right now.  :D
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
There should have been sixteen of those jumping around  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 21, 2012, 10:00:33 PM
16 users. They are all online right now.  :D
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
There should have been sixteen of those jumping around  :P
You counted them!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 22, 2012, 07:25:05 AM
16 users. They are all online right now.  :D
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
There should have been sixteen of those jumping around  :P
You counted them!
Nine. Which is also obvious when you click the "quote"-button  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 22, 2012, 03:51:54 PM
My phone bill is paid for the month, and I have some spending money left over. Yaaaay!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: orangemoon on January 23, 2012, 01:08:43 PM
Earlier, I was doing laundry, which always makes me kind of grumpy. I hate it. LOL. But then my dog runs by me as I'm folding clothes and just starts playing with one of his toys. He was quite deranged and happy running around, throwing his toy (yeah, he can throw) and then running to go get it and making growl-y noises.

That instantly cheered me up  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on January 25, 2012, 04:02:23 AM
I'm done with my math homework and my Spanish that's not due till Thursday!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 25, 2012, 08:46:15 AM
I'm done with my math homework and my Spanish that's not due till Thursday!
Good lord! Homework done early, whatever next!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 25, 2012, 09:12:44 AM
I'm done with my math homework and my Spanish that's not due till Thursday!
Good lord! Homework done early, whatever next!

In The Asmo's perfect world, that be an anathema.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on January 26, 2012, 02:01:25 AM
I'm done with my math homework and my Spanish that's not due till Thursday!
Good lord! Homework done early, whatever next!

Think that's something? I've already begun work on my research paper due Feb 8th.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Harmonie on January 26, 2012, 02:28:35 AM
I found out that an acquaintance (hate to call him that, but we really don't converse outside of band class.) is also an atheist.

It's just incredible to me because I've been led to believe that I'm totally alone. That's not based on rationality, I know, but still atheists are rare around here and it's unlikely they'll actually be somebody I talk to.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 26, 2012, 02:36:35 AM
I found out that an acquaintance (hate to call him that, but we really don't converse outside of band class.) is also an atheist.

It's just incredible to me because I've been led to believe that I'm totally alone. That's not based on rationality, I know, but still atheists are rare around here and it's unlikely they'll actually be somebody I talk to.

That is defiantly a reason to be cheerful.  ;D


Spending some quality time with my brother, doing math problems. Our enjoyment of math is one of the few thins we have in common.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on January 26, 2012, 07:47:20 AM
I get to see my beautiful little munchkin (aka my daughter) in 14 hours! I've been away from her since Monday and I've missed her so much!

NOTHING in this world is more precious to me than seeing her yell 'Mama!' and running into my arms for a hug and a cuddle.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 26, 2012, 08:04:47 AM
I found out that an acquaintance (hate to call him that, but we really don't converse outside of band class.) is also an atheist.

It's just incredible to me because I've been led to believe that I'm totally alone. That's not based on rationality, I know, but still atheists are rare around here and it's unlikely they'll actually be somebody I talk to.
One day there's going to be a moment when there will being an atheist 'comming out' cascade in the USA. I hope it's soon.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 26, 2012, 08:08:31 AM
I get to see my beautiful little munchkin (aka my daughter) in 14 hours! I've been away from her since Monday and I've missed her so much!

NOTHING in this world is more precious to me than seeing her yell 'Mama!' and running into my arms for a hug and a cuddle.  ;D
I collect my year old grandson from play group 3 days a week. The class he is in has a window where you can watch what's going on. When I collect him I like to watch what he's doing rather than just go in. When he notices me I get a great big smile and he waddle/runs to the door and wants a hug!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 26, 2012, 02:34:49 PM
So sweet when your little ones get so excited to see you.  That is a very warm and cuddly feeling. 

My reason to be cheerful - I saw my cousin and aunt yesterday and ate dinner with them.  My cousin lives about 2 hours away and my aunt lives in Florida, so I don't see them nearly as often as I would like, and I love them both like crazy.  My cousin's little girl has started walking since the last time I saw her, and she is getting so big!  And speaking of big, my cousin is now 7 months pregnant, so she's got quite a a tummy on her these days (her children are going to be like 14 months apart -  :o - she's going to have her hands full!)  It was so nice to see them.  And T (my son) was so good with my cousin's little daughter.   :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 26, 2012, 02:48:12 PM
I get to see my beautiful little munchkin (aka my daughter) in 14 hours! I've been away from her since Monday and I've missed her so much!

NOTHING in this world is more precious to me than seeing her yell 'Mama!' and running into my arms for a hug and a cuddle.  ;D
I collect my year old grandson from play group 3 days a week. The class he is in has a window where you can watch what's going on. When I collect him I like to watch what he's doing rather than just go in. When he notices me I get a great big smile and he waddle/runs to the door and wants a hug!

I must be having a sappy day because these both just made me mist up. <3
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 27, 2012, 10:11:11 AM
It's official. I just purchased my plane ticket - I'll be moving from Saint Paul, MN to Florida on March 26th. It's bittersweet.
Where in Florida?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 27, 2012, 02:52:51 PM
It's official. I just purchased my plane ticket - I'll be moving from Saint Paul, MN to Florida on March 26th. It's bittersweet.
Where in Florida?

Palm Bay. It's about an hour south of Orlando. My mom, step-dad, and sister live there.
From a quick Google that looks lovely!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 27, 2012, 04:20:01 PM
I have waffles and coffee~ :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on January 28, 2012, 08:17:25 PM
People who put the h sound of a word first.  Like what becomes hwhat and where becomes hwhere.  I used to think it was funny when family guy did it with cool hwhip until I went to South Carolina a few times.  They do it on a regular basis. I am no longer amused  >:(
Edit:  Oops I meant to put this in the pet peeves!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on January 28, 2012, 10:39:11 PM
frosting in a can. Life is good.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on January 28, 2012, 11:29:32 PM
Spending the evening in the company of Bacchus.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 28, 2012, 11:41:32 PM
MY evening SUCKS.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on January 28, 2012, 11:53:18 PM
MY evening SUCKS.  >:(

What else is new?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 29, 2012, 12:58:42 AM
Catching The Fugitive on TV -- Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in the same movie, it doesn't get too much better.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 29, 2012, 01:09:37 AM
Why does your evening suck Asmo?

I'm happy.  We just bought some stuff to help us organize T's toys at Ikea.  Now we'll be able to move the majority of them up to his room.  I can't wait to reclaim that corner of the living room....
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 29, 2012, 01:14:26 AM
Well, let's see...

I should be in bed with someone among used rubbies, smoking a cigarette right now. However, I am in bed alone with whatever it is my last visitor managed to infect me with.

I've got nothing worth watching that hasn't been watched to death already, I'm thoroughly finished with all the consile games I have, there is SNOW outside and a lot of it too... I could bitch and moan for hours.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on January 29, 2012, 01:29:44 AM
Well, let's see...

I should be in bed with someone among used rubbies, smoking a cigarette right now. However, I am in bed alone with whatever it is my last visitor managed to infect me with.

I've got nothing worth watching that hasn't been watched to death already, I'm thoroughly finished with all the consile games I have, there is SNOW outside and a lot of it too... I could bitch and moan for hours.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2dbuedc.png)

(complete with badly drawn thermometer, lol)

Sorry you're bummed out and not feeling good Asmo!

My day here's been pretty 'bleh'. My kiddo's getting sick, I'm getting sick, and just feeling down today. Ah well. Since this is the 'reasons to be cheerful' thread, I'll just say that at least I'm happy my car battery isn't dead. I left the damned light on inside earlier, and found it still on 4 hours later.  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 29, 2012, 01:30:32 AM
However, I am in bed alone with whatever it is my last visitor managed to infect me with.

 :o  I'm going to hope that you mean a cold or something like that.   ;)

Sorry you're bored.   They've got Arrested Development on Hulu.  If you haven't seen it, it's HILARIOUS.

http://www.hulu.com/arrested-development?c=Comedy (http://www.hulu.com/arrested-development?c=Comedy)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 29, 2012, 01:35:52 AM
Not an STD, if that's what you're implying. All I know is that he developed the mother of all migrains, stayed here far longer than intended and caused me to be all quiet and to banish myself and Small One from our own command center. Photo- and audiosensitivity is a bitch, apparently.

And now, a day later, The Asmo is all shriveled like a dry lemon.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 29, 2012, 01:50:37 AM
You can't blame me for thinking STD.  You're the one that was talking about used rubbers and infections in the same paragraph!  LOL

Sorry you're sick.  Drink some green tea with lemon and get eat something with zinc in it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 29, 2012, 05:21:48 AM
Jude Law is randomly on SNL. Ah~ <3 <3

Yikes, feel better ,Asmo. :(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xXxWashburnxXx on January 29, 2012, 05:24:13 AM
I got an advertisement in the mail for a catholic school. it made me lol.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 29, 2012, 05:40:16 AM
And now, a day later, The Asmo is all shriveled like a dry lemon.

Speaking of which, my girlfriend recommends drinking hot tea with half a lemon squeezed in and a few dashes of nutmeg.  That's what she's been drinking and has completely avoided getting the cold I've had off and on for nearly 2 months.  If the anitbiotics I'm currently on don't work, I may ignore my dislike for lemon in tea and try it myself.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 29, 2012, 06:26:31 AM
Nutmeg and cinnamon both help the immune system . Black pepper contains lots of zinc and vitamin K, so I put it on all my foods. Yum! :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 29, 2012, 08:04:04 AM
Eh... Asmo, he just pops pills.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 29, 2012, 09:19:31 AM
Nutmeg and cinnamon both help the immune system . Black pepper contains lots of zinc and vitamin K, so I put it on all my foods. Yum! :)

Good, at least I like black pepper.  I like nutmeg and cinnamon too, for that matter, but I just can't bear lemon in any drink that isn't lemonade.

Eh... Asmo, he just pops pills.

Then I'll let you know how these antibiotics work out.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 29, 2012, 03:35:21 PM
Asmo, did you ever find something to do?  Also, when you you sleep?  I know you've got to be like 7 or 8 hours ahead of Mountain Time (it's currently 8:33 am where I am) but you were posting at 6:30 pm my time, which I think is like 2:30 your time.  Forget pills, you probably need some sleep!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 29, 2012, 04:52:38 PM
The Asmos never sleep. They plan World Domination and watch for assassins.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on January 29, 2012, 09:28:04 PM
Nutmeg and cinnamon both help the immune system . Black pepper contains lots of zinc and vitamin K, so I put it on all my foods. Yum! :)

Good, at least I like black pepper.  I like nutmeg and cinnamon too, for that matter, but I just can't bear lemon in any drink that isn't lemonade.

Eh... Asmo, he just pops pills.

Then I'll let you know how these antibiotics work out.


Thanks for reminding me to buys lemons  for homemade lemonade. I found my old mini juicer.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Mocha Chief on January 30, 2012, 11:40:36 PM
Lol Asmo you're a trip man
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on January 30, 2012, 11:45:05 PM
The Asmos never sleep. They plan World Domination and watch for assassins.  :D

Amicales never sleep either. They take over Tim Horton's coffee shops with a certain cat-like sneakiness and stealth...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 30, 2012, 11:54:34 PM
Sleep is overrated.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on January 31, 2012, 02:44:03 AM
I just use Pepsi and hot chocolate to get me up I the morning.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 31, 2012, 02:55:15 AM
I just use Pepsi and hot chocolate to get me up I the morning.

I remember a time in my life when that was possible.  I also remember at that time dirt was young.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 31, 2012, 03:25:39 AM
There is usually no need to get me up in the morning, as I tend to already be awake. Getting me up is not hard in any case though... I don't sleep more than I have to.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on January 31, 2012, 05:11:50 AM
I love sleep.  I can't get enough to suit me.  I think my ideal day would go something like this:

10:00 am - wake up, but slowly.  Spend a good half hour stretching, curling my toes, reading in bed.
10:35 am - Make breakfast, hang out with T
11:00 am - lay on the couch, read, mess around on the internet, watch cooking shows, laugh at T's antics
1:30 pm - Make lunch, something covered in cheese
2:00 pm - nap
4:00 pm - wake up from nap, walk down to my parent's house with T, hang out with my dad, drink their booze
6:00 pm - Make dinner, something covered in cheese
6:45 pm - sit on couch, read, mess around on the internet, watch cooking shows, laugh at T's antics
8:00 pm - put T to bed
8:15 pm - lay on couch, drink wine, read, mess around on the internet, watch rated R movies
11:00 pm - go to bed

*sigh*

My real day is more like this

6:30 - alarm goes off sonovabitch god why does anyone get up this early this is total crap I hate this.
6:45 - alarm goes off again jesus christ I'm up god seriously this sucks ugh fine I'm up shut up alarm shut up shut up
6:46 - zombie sleep walk through shower, getting dressed, getting T up and dressed
7:50 - Hell, I'm late.  Why do they say people work from 9 to 5?  I wish I could go in at 9.  Bleh.
8:15 - Drop T off at daycare
8:46 - Roll in to work.  I'm 16 minutes late for 27 days running, I hope the boss isn't watching out the window.
4:30 - Out!
5:00 - Pick up T
5:15 - store
5:45 - Make dinner.  Something healthy.  Awesome.
6:15 - eat
6:17 - Jon, T, do NOT give me shit about dinner, just freaking eat.
6:25 - Glad I put all of that effort into dinner, everyone is done eating already.  Sweet.  Dishes
7:00 - Laundry
7:30 - T bath
8:00 - T bed
8:15 - Wine. Now.  Lay on the couch, watch TV, read, mess around on the internet, watch R rated movies
10:30 - Go to bed


Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 31, 2012, 08:42:51 AM
I love sleep.  I can't get enough to suit me.  I think my ideal day would go something like this:

10:00 am - wake up, but slowly.  Spend a good half hour stretching, curling my toes, reading in bed.
10:35 am - Make breakfast, hang out with T
11:00 am - lay on the couch, read, mess around on the internet, watch cooking shows, laugh at T's antics
1:30 pm - Make lunch, something covered in cheese
2:00 pm - nap
4:00 pm - wake up from nap, walk down to my parent's house with T, hang out with my dad, drink their booze
6:00 pm - Make dinner, something covered in cheese
6:45 pm - sit on couch, read, mess around on the internet, watch cooking shows, laugh at T's antics
8:00 pm - put T to bed
8:15 pm - lay on couch, drink wine, read, mess around on the internet, watch rated R movies
11:00 pm - go to bed

*sigh*

My real day is more like this

6:30 - alarm goes off sonovabitch god why does anyone get up this early this is total crap I hate this.
6:45 - alarm goes off again jesus christ I'm up god seriously this sucks ugh fine I'm up shut up alarm shut up shut up
6:46 - zombie sleep walk through shower, getting dressed, getting T up and dressed
7:50 - Hell, I'm late.  Why do they say people work from 9 to 5?  I wish I could go in at 9.  Bleh.
8:15 - Drop T off at daycare
8:46 - Roll in to work.  I'm 16 minutes late for 27 days running, I hope the boss isn't watching out the window.
4:30 - Out!
5:00 - Pick up T
5:15 - store
5:45 - Make dinner.  Something healthy.  Awesome.
6:15 - eat
6:17 - Jon, T, do NOT give me shit about dinner, just freaking eat.
6:25 - Glad I put all of that effort into dinner, everyone is done eating already.  Sweet.  Dishes
7:00 - Laundry
7:30 - T bath
8:00 - T bed
8:15 - Wine. Now.  Lay on the couch, watch TV, read, mess around on the internet, watch R rated movies
10:30 - Go to bed
Very insightful! LOL
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on January 31, 2012, 08:53:47 AM
My schedule is muh easier to describe:

0:00-24:00: A complete and utter mess.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on January 31, 2012, 02:12:01 PM
Got a part time job. First day today. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on January 31, 2012, 02:19:04 PM
I wish you luck.
Have you been practising your smile?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on January 31, 2012, 08:22:31 PM
Got a part time job. First day today. Wish me luck!
Good luck!! What's the job.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Melmoth on February 01, 2012, 01:43:02 AM
Good luck :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 01, 2012, 07:33:47 AM
I get tomorrow off! :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2012, 04:54:31 PM
I just got a 92.5% on a math test where the class average was 41%. I'm more shocked then anything else.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 02, 2012, 05:07:18 PM
I just got a 92.5% on a math test where the class average was 41%. I'm more shocked then anything else.
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif) well done sproutling! If the average was 41% what did the dunces get!

Did you know that having a higher maths qualification has a direct corralation to higher lifetime earnings? My son did well in his maths and went onto do some real high level stuff in his degree in engineering. No engineering companies activly attempted to recruit him but 3 banks did.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2012, 05:16:54 PM
I just got a 92.5% on a math test where the class average was 41%. I'm more shocked then anything else.
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif) well done sproutling! If the average was 41% what did the dunces get!

Did you know that having a higher maths qualification has a direct corralation to higher lifetime earnings? My son did well in his maths and went onto do some real high level stuff in his degree in engineering. No engineering companies activly attempted to recruit him but 3 banks did.


Thanks! I didn't know that, but it makes a lot of sense. I have been working with my brother, who is working on his tutoring skills. That way we both win. I don't know what everybody got, but the girl behind me got a 34%
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 02, 2012, 05:17:58 PM
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Reasons to be cheerful!

None. None at all. The Asmo, he is not in a cheery mood.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2012, 05:19:39 PM
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Reasons to be cheerful!

None. None at all. The Asmo, he is not in a cheery mood.  >:(

Awww I'm sorry Asmo. What's wrong?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 02, 2012, 05:23:11 PM
Awww I'm sorry Asmo. What's wrong?
I think I'm just being me, really...

That, or I overdid it with antidepressants in these past few days and am now crashing as a result
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 02, 2012, 05:24:40 PM
Awww I'm sorry Asmo. What's wrong?

You wouldn't think there was a wrong, he's looking so well.
He's been looking so crap lately. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 02, 2012, 05:28:11 PM
Yeah, well...
...
...Ah, fuck it! Not gonna whine.

I may, however, bite someone today, although I'll do my part to minimise the collateral damage.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on February 02, 2012, 05:29:34 PM
I just got a 92.5% on a math test where the class average was 41%. I'm more shocked then anything else.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6807586263_81fde355a8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2012, 05:34:23 PM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6807586263_81fde355a8_z.jpg)

Thank you! My maths teacher actually said he was proud of me, which is like receiving a gold medal in his book.

I think I'm just being me, really...

That, or I overdid it with antidepressants in these past few days and am now crashing as a result

Oooh, I've done that before. Not fun at all.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 02, 2012, 06:16:14 PM
Budhorse - congrats on your 92.5%!  I guess you showed them who is "backwards Eurotrash" now!  *Victory dance*

Sorry you're feeling crummy Asmo.  Shall we start another Asmo fan thread to cheer you up?

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 02, 2012, 06:18:04 PM
Sorry you're feeling crummy Asmo.  Shall we start another Asmo fan thread to cheer you up?
It's one of these days when polishing Asmoego just won't do any good. He'll still be... Gloomy.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 02, 2012, 06:31:41 PM
Sorry you're feeling crummy Asmo.  Shall we start another Asmo fan thread to cheer you up?
It's one of these days when polishing Asmoego just won't do any good. He'll still be... Gloomy.

Maybe you can go the other way then.  When I'm in a mood, if I can't break it, I often revel in it.  Like, say I'm feeling angry and snarky (most of my bad moods manifest themselves as anger rather than sadness.)  Instead of trying to make myself less angry, I start really working myself into a good lather of theatrical anger.  Was better when I smoked, as I could take lots of angry drags on my cigarettes, and squint my eyes at everything.  I'll yell a bit, and maybe kick some things for good measure, and really throw myself into enjoying being good and angry.  Before I know it, I've cheered myself up.  Maybe you could go super gloomy, put on some black lipstick, say really melodramatic lines like "We all die...alone...." and heave a bunch of heavy sighs until you make yourself laugh.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 02, 2012, 06:37:34 PM
Thanks for the hint, but I've been reveling for the better part of the day and my spirals, they only point down.

It will pass when it does... And if it doesn't, I'll do something about it (No, nothing sinister - a shrink or some such)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 02, 2012, 06:39:25 PM
Well, I hope you feel better soon then. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on February 02, 2012, 06:53:42 PM
Can I push you around in a shoppng cart? It always makes me feel better. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2012, 06:55:12 PM
Can I push you around in a shoppng cart? It always makes me feel better. :D

Will you make race car noises?


Edit* Thanks phone, for making me look like an idiot XD
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on February 02, 2012, 11:56:17 PM
Can I push you around in a shoppng cart? It always makes me feel better. :D

Wil pu make race car noises?

Of course :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 03, 2012, 04:32:36 AM
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A fellow Victorian, student Marita Cheng (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/geoffrey-rush-australian-of-the-year/story-fn7x8me2-1226253751080), 22, was named Young Australian of the Year for encouraging high school girls to pursue engineering careers.

In 2008, she founded Robogals Global to teach girls at secondary schools about science and technology in fun ways.

Julia Gillard and Marita Cheng. Picture: Gary Ramage

In just two years, the organisation had ran workshops for more than 3000 girls in Australia and now has 17 branches across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Ms Cheng said she supported the Labor Government's plans for further education reforms and said she was excited to read Ms Gillard's outline of them earlier this week.

"I'll be happy to talk to the prime minister about my thoughts on education and how I think we should shape it so kids get interested in maths and science from a really young age," she said.

"I think we just need to encourage kids just to stay in there and work over those hurdles and they'll be all the better for it."

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/01/25/1226253/784529-julia-gillard-and-marita-chang.jpg)

Well that's a reason to be cheerful, awarding someone for doing something great.
So much better than worshipping people for chasing a fricken ball around.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 03, 2012, 06:40:07 AM
(http://www.thinkinguniverse.org/images/smilies/bananahuge.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on February 03, 2012, 06:44:02 AM
You're all full of really good posts today, Pudding. You make me cheerful!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:38:44 AM
You're all full of really good posts today, Pudding. You make me cheerful!
When Asmomeister is down, Th Pudding picks up the slack. If The Pudding gets eaten, The Asmo will pick up the slack until he reatomizes himself.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 03:53:55 PM
Snowed in today and sitting on top of a dragon's hoard of food.  I love snow days!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2012, 03:56:25 PM
Snowed in today and sitting on top of a dragon's hoard of food.  I love snow days!

They you would love Stavanger today.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 04:04:11 PM
Snowed in today and sitting on top of a dragon's hoard of food.  I love snow days!

They you would love Stavanger today.

Does it ever not snow in Norway?  It's pretty much the top of the world, isn't it?   :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2012, 04:06:13 PM
Snowed in today and sitting on top of a dragon's hoard of food.  I love snow days!

They you would love Stavanger today.

Does it ever not snow in Norway?  It's pretty much the top of the world, isn't it?   :D

Hey, it ain't Greenland. We do have seasons. It was 28 degrees celcius here in the summer.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 04:11:02 PM
Snowed in today and sitting on top of a dragon's hoard of food.  I love snow days!

They you would love Stavanger today.

Does it ever not snow in Norway?  It's pretty much the top of the world, isn't it?   :D

Hey, it ain't Greenland. We do have seasons. It was 28 degrees celcius here in the summer.

Unimpressed.   :P  I've been to Phoenix AZ in August.   :P :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2012, 04:51:40 PM
Phoenix, Arizona is a lot further south of the arctic circle. And a lot less pretty.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 05:06:00 PM
Phoenix, Arizona is a lot further south of the arctic circle. And a lot less pretty.

That I could believe.  Phoenix has it's own kind of charm with the camelbacks and palm trees, but the pictures I've seen of your part of the world are amazing.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 07:20:50 PM
Phoenix, Arizona is a lot further south of the arctic circle. And a lot less pretty.

That I could believe.  Phoenix has it's own kind of charm with the camelbacks and palm trees, but the pictures I've seen of your part of the world are amazing.
Snow. Snow everywhere. And ice. Lots of ice. Parking lots of it, to be more precise.

...And moose. Fucking MOOSE fucking EVERYWHERE!  >:(

It is pretty though... And one can never have perfect, can one?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 07:31:03 PM
Phoenix, Arizona is a lot further south of the arctic circle. And a lot less pretty.

That I could believe.  Phoenix has it's own kind of charm with the camelbacks and palm trees, but the pictures I've seen of your part of the world are amazing.
Snow. Snow everywhere. And ice. Lots of ice. Parking lots of it, to be more precise.

...And moose. Fucking MOOSE fucking EVERYWHERE!  >:(

It is pretty though... And one can never have perfect, can one?

Moose!  Oh, I would like that I think.  I've never seen a real life Moose before.  They look so gangly and funny in pictures.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2012, 07:41:49 PM
Phoenix, Arizona is a lot further south of the arctic circle. And a lot less pretty.

That I could believe.  Phoenix has it's own kind of charm with the camelbacks and palm trees, but the pictures I've seen of your part of the world are amazing.
Snow. Snow everywhere. And ice. Lots of ice. Parking lots of it, to be more precise.

...And moose. Fucking MOOSE fucking EVERYWHERE!  >:(

It is pretty though... And one can never have perfect, can one?

Moose!  Oh, I would like that I think.  I've never seen a real life Moose before.  They look so gangly and funny in pictures.

Not only that. They taste AWESOME!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 07:44:35 PM
Not only that. They taste AWESOME!
They kick and probably bite.  >:( And drive into cars for major damage.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2012, 08:05:10 PM
They kick and probably bite.  >:( And drive into cars for major damage.

Didn't you have that one albino moose that you guys pretty much worshipped that got shot by a Dane?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:10:30 PM
Heard something about that, but I've not heard about that moose before it ate a bullet.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 08:17:26 PM
Not only that. They taste AWESOME!
They kick and probably bite.  >:( And drive into cars for major damage.
I'd kick and bite if you ran me over with a car too. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:18:42 PM
I'd kick and bite if you ran me over with a car too. 
:o How DARE you suggest biting The Asmo's Sacred Car?!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 08:21:01 PM
I'd kick and bite if you ran me over with a car too. 
:o How DARE you suggest biting The Asmo's Sacred Car?!

Mister, you don't even know who you're dealing with.  I eat Asmo's Sacred Cars for breakfast!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
Awww shit just got real!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:34:29 PM
Awww shit just got real!  :D
No shit!  >:(

Quote
Mister, you don't even know who you're dealing with.  I eat Asmo's Sacred Cars for breakfast!
...But then,
(http://i.imgur.com/r5V8s.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/r5V8s.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/r5V8s.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/r5V8s.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2012, 08:35:30 PM
They're so tiny and adorable!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:36:05 PM
They're so tiny and adorable!
And MANY. And deadly ferocious.  >:( And that's just one regiment.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2012, 08:36:15 PM
I'd kick and bite if you ran me over with a car too. 
:o How DARE you suggest biting The Asmo's Sacred Car?!

Mister, you don't even know who you're dealing with.  I eat Asmo's Sacred Cars for breakfast!

I would reccomend a tetenous shot first. It is rusty as hell!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:37:01 PM
I would reccomend a tetenous shot first. It is rusty as hell!
Nope.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2012, 08:38:01 PM
They're so tiny and adorable!
And MANY. And deadly ferocious.  >:( And that's just one regiment.

Pft, I want one as a pet. He would ride on my shoulder and scare the crap out of people I don't like.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:43:31 PM
and scare the crap out of people I don't like.
...And everyone else. Then eat them in such a way that no evidence of foul play remains.

Useful, yes?  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 08:43:38 PM
They're so tiny and adorable!

They're like cute little marshmellows.  I just want to squeeze them and keep them warm and cuddle their widdle faces.  
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:46:45 PM
They're so tiny and adorable!

They're like cute little marshmellows.  I just want to squeeze them and keep them warm and cuddle their widdle faces.  
Ah, but they are also hard, evil and equipped with a high-explosive self-destruct for when the primary and secondary weapons fail.

Imagine, legions of tiny Asmos spilling out of the wronged Sacred Car and then (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BFTid09yEI)...

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 08:48:35 PM
They're so tiny and adorable!

They're like cute little marshmellows.  I just want to squeeze them and keep them warm and cuddle their widdle faces.  
Ah, but they are also hard, evil and equipped with a high-explosive self-destruct for when the primary and secondary weapons fail.

But also tiny and precious and wearing tiny widdle fwower boxers. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2012, 08:49:52 PM
But also tiny and precious and wearing tiny widdle fwower boxers. 

I'm going to love him and squeeze him and name him Asmo.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 08:50:42 PM
But also tiny and precious and wearing tiny widdle fwower boxers. 

I'm going to love him and squeeze him and name him Asmo.  :D

*High fives Budhorse*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 08:53:50 PM
Imagine, legions of tiny Asmos spilling out of the wronged Sacred Car and then (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BFTid09yEI)...

I'm kind of glad you can't see the look of horror that brought to my face.  Literally "jaw hanging open" and "clutching hands."  He was dead first, before they started eating him, right?  Right?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 08:59:51 PM
Imagine, legions of tiny Asmos spilling out of the wronged Sacred Car and then (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BFTid09yEI)...

I'm kind of glad you can't see the look of horror that brought to my face.  Literally "jaw hanging open" and "clutching hands."  He was dead first, before they started eating him, right?  Right?
NO.  >:(

And Asmos, they are FAR more deadly, not to mention insecticide resistant.


(Actually, I think it was dead prior to being eaten due to the controlled setting. There was this thing on Discovery though - I think it was Discovey - where them ants ate a baby alligator alive.)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 09:02:06 PM
Imagine, legions of tiny Asmos spilling out of the wronged Sacred Car and then (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BFTid09yEI)...

I'm kind of glad you can't see the look of horror that brought to my face.  Literally "jaw hanging open" and "clutching hands."  He was dead first, before they started eating him, right?  Right?
NO.  >:(

And Asmos, they are FAR more deadly, not to mention insecticide resistant.


(Actually, I think it was dead prior to being eaten due to the controlled setting. There was this thing on Discovery though - I think it was Discovey - where them ants ate a baby alligator alive.)

LOL  to "NO". 

I don't care if baby Asmos think they're deadly.  Budhorse and I are going to load them all into a baby pram and push them around the park.   :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 09:13:53 PM
I don't care if baby Asmos think they're deadly.  Budhorse and I are going to load them all into a baby pram and push them around the park.   :P
...Where they will gorge on the dog-walkers, the dogs, the children, more children and then a few more dogs, then they will multiply, doubling their numbers, then mass self-destruct for 1.5 exajoules of combined explosive force.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2012, 09:16:50 PM

I don't care if baby Asmos think they're deadly.  Budhorse and I are going to load them all into a baby pram and push them around the park.   :P

*brofist*

...Where they will gorge on the dog-walkers, the dogs, the children, more children and then a few more dogs, then they will multiply, doubling their numbers, then mass self-destruct for 1.5 exajoules of combined explosive force.

The little Asmos are just doing their job of lessening the world's population
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2012, 09:21:00 PM
The little Asmos are just doing their job of lessening the world's population
Oh, come on! Gotta respect 1.5 exajoules!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 03, 2012, 10:32:44 PM
What a good day.  I took a shower and then put clean pajamas on because I knew I didn't have to leave the house today.  And I ate a bunch of hummus.  Thumbs up for today.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on February 03, 2012, 10:39:52 PM
The weekend begins...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Recusant on February 04, 2012, 12:31:55 AM
It's good to see you here again, AnimatedDirt.  (http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/860/smilew.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 04, 2012, 01:04:09 AM
I don't care if baby Asmos think they're deadly.  Budhorse and I are going to load them all into a baby pram and push them around the park.   :P
...Where they will gorge on the dog-walkers, the dogs, the children, more children and then a few more dogs, then they will multiply, doubling their numbers, then mass self-destruct for 1.5 exajoules of combined explosive force.

There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 04, 2012, 07:09:58 AM
There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
See? You see?! The Pudding, he knows. (http://forum.antivirus365.net/style_emoticons/default/nod.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 04, 2012, 07:42:22 AM
There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
See? You see?! The Pudding, he knows. (http://forum.antivirus365.net/style_emoticons/default/nod.gif)

 :D Oh, how I love Monty Python... just THINKING about them makes me cheerful. *grin*

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 04, 2012, 03:09:09 PM
There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
See? You see?! The Pudding, he knows. (http://forum.antivirus365.net/style_emoticons/default/nod.gif)

*skeptical*  Before I take the Baby Asmos out for their walk in the park, I will stuff them full of tofu and brown rice so they aren't hungry for flesh.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 04, 2012, 03:44:39 PM
There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
See? You see?! The Pudding, he knows. (http://forum.antivirus365.net/style_emoticons/default/nod.gif)

*skeptical*  Before I take the Baby Asmos out for their walk in the park, I will stuff them full of tofu and brown rice so they aren't hungry for flesh.  ;D

Why wouldn't they attempt to eat each other?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 04, 2012, 04:12:22 PM
There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
See? You see?! The Pudding, he knows. (http://forum.antivirus365.net/style_emoticons/default/nod.gif)

*skeptical*  Before I take the Baby Asmos out for their walk in the park, I will stuff them full of tofu and brown rice so they aren't hungry for flesh.  ;D

Why wouldn't they attempt to eat each other?
What makes you think they would not? They respect, fear and obey His Asmoness The Asmo, but that does not always extend to each-other.

A peer-eating Asmothrall's potential explosive force can be calculated as: P=p^(1+n), where P is the end potential force, p is the inital force and n is the number of thralls devoured.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 04, 2012, 06:07:36 PM
There's an animated Monty Python segment that shows how this is done.
People come up to pram and say aww look at the little, and then ahhhhhhh as they are pulled in to be devoured.
See? You see?! The Pudding, he knows. (http://forum.antivirus365.net/style_emoticons/default/nod.gif)

*skeptical*  Before I take the Baby Asmos out for their walk in the park, I will stuff them full of tofu and brown rice so they aren't hungry for flesh.  ;D

Why wouldn't they attempt to eat each other?
What makes you think they would not? They respect, fear and obey His Asmoness The Asmo, but that does not always extend to each-other.

A peer-eating Asmothrall's potential explosive force can be calculated as: P=p^(1+n), where P is the end potential force, p is the inital force and n is the number of thralls devoured.

You should order them to stop eating each other.  If one of them eats all of the others and gets bigger than you, he may try to overthrow you.  In fact, I think that you should let BH and I baby them all into submission.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 04, 2012, 06:16:08 PM
You should order them to stop eating each other.  If one of them eats all of the others and gets bigger than you, he may try to overthrow you.  In fact, I think that you should let BH and I baby them all into submission.
Sure, an Asmothrall can grow to an enormous size. The Asmo, however, has a strategy for dealing with the insubordinate ones.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on February 04, 2012, 07:20:39 PM
Finally been vindicated in my fervent, yet unheeded promotion of the benefits of 'Clarkes' shoes for the kids. On my wifes insistance that they wear shoes from her posh kids boutique they sported attractive, but ultimately flimsy footwear. For the same not-insignificant price the Clarkes versions have proven to last - and remain respectably smart - until outgrown. Well done Clarkes, you may have our re-established and ongoing business.

On another issue, her beloved Scotland have given my England a good contest in the rugby. Nose bloodied, but we still won...!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Wessik on February 04, 2012, 07:30:05 PM
You english peeples all make me sick. Nobody talks like that! BRRRR...!!! "pram", and "hurm" and whatnot. It's not...natural...for a person to be saying such words, excepting "faggot" of course. A good faggot always brightens me day right up!

Asmodean, you'd best be watching the little 'uns. Myself and the cukui formulated a plan, mind you. <_< >.> OwO

'tis to be a battle the likes shall have the neighbor's watching, it is. :p
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 04, 2012, 07:43:51 PM
Asmodean, you'd best be watching the little 'uns.
The Asmo's defence really is quite fool-proof.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 04, 2012, 07:48:12 PM
I'm sure the actual Brits on this board will be offended that you have mistaken an American (me) for one of theirs.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 04, 2012, 08:03:58 PM
It's Saturday. That's reason enough to be cheerful.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 04, 2012, 08:10:04 PM
I'm sure the actual Brits on this board will be offended that you have mistaken an American (me) for one of theirs.   ;D ;D ;D
Not at all.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 04, 2012, 08:10:32 PM
It's Saturday. That's reason enough to be cheerful.  ;D
Is your horse alright now?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Mocha Chief on February 04, 2012, 08:20:52 PM
I'm cheerful cuz I had a pretty good week XD
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 04, 2012, 08:22:38 PM
I found my old harddisk with my collection of sad bastard music. It still works.

Yes, that is a reason to be cheerful.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 04, 2012, 08:38:28 PM
It's Saturday. That's reason enough to be cheerful.  ;D
Is your horse alright now?

Yes, he's back to lazing about the pasture with his two buddies.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on February 05, 2012, 09:42:53 PM
Got a boyfriend and a part-time job.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 05, 2012, 09:46:43 PM
Got a boyfriend and a part-time job.
He's a lucky, lucky chap. Brains and beauty!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on February 05, 2012, 10:13:25 PM
Got a boyfriend and a part-time job.
He's a lucky, lucky chap. Brains and beauty!

Why thank you, Tank. I'm lucky too.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 05, 2012, 10:34:42 PM
Got a boyfriend and a part-time job.
He's a lucky, lucky chap. Brains and beauty!

Why thank you, Tank. I'm lucky too.
That is excellent to read. It's good to see things going in the right direction.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 06, 2012, 02:27:01 AM
I had an entirely clear-headed, happy, relaxing day with family. We had dinner together (roasted duck) except we couldn't call it duck, as my little girl loves watching the ducks at the pond... so we had to call it 'mystery meat'.  ;D All 6 of us had a great evening!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 06, 2012, 02:50:09 AM
I had an entirely clear-headed, happy, relaxing day with family. We had dinner together (roasted duck) except we couldn't call it duck, as my little girl loves watching the ducks at the pond... so we had to call it 'mystery meat'.  ;D All 6 of us had a great evening!

I've been experimenting with using the killing of ducks as a euphemism for evil deeds in general.  It seems a bit distasteful to continually bring up awful things to illustrate a point.  Killing ducks for fun is pretty bad in its self though.



Got a boyfriend and a part-time job.

Well done.
Unlike jolly Tank I'm taking a cautious approach to this.
Here is a spoon, if he turns bad poke him in the eye with it.

(http://i.imgur.com/Cu8oz.png)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 06, 2012, 10:54:40 AM

I've been experimenting with using the killing of ducks as a euphemism for evil deeds in general.  It seems a bit distasteful to continually bring up awful things to illustrate a point.  Killing ducks for fun is pretty bad in its self though.

Killing anything for fun is pretty bad, but ducks should be killed because they are delicious!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 06, 2012, 11:21:15 AM
Killing anything for fun is pretty bad, but ducks should be killed because they are delicious!

That's the way of things I suppose, still I like seeing families of ducks waddling about.

Quote
A provisional driver has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly running over a group of ducks in northern NSW.

An off-duty police officer spotted the 18-year-old man driving along Beardy Street, Armidale, on January 26.

It's alleged the P-plater switched lanes to deliberately hit four ducks waddling across the road.

Two birds died at the scene, two flew away.

The 18-year-old was arrested yesterday and charged with animal cruelty and driving offences, including not displaying any P-plates.

He's due to face Armidale Local Court on March 26.

That's not very cheerful is it? At least he got caught.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 06, 2012, 02:47:21 PM
Is Monday. No longer cheerful.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 06, 2012, 02:53:23 PM
Is Monday. No longer cheerful.  >:(

Took a while to find this.

(http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810104.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 06, 2012, 02:56:06 PM

Took a while to find this.

(http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810104.gif)
:D :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on February 06, 2012, 04:27:16 PM
Had chocolate for breakfast. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 06, 2012, 05:59:24 PM
That's the way of things I suppose, still I like seeing families of ducks waddling about.

*snipped article*

That's not very cheerful is it? At least he got caught.

I LOVE seeing families of ducks, as does my daughter. She loves ducks the way some people love cats (like me *cough*) so she'd never forgive me if she knew what she ate for dinner last night, sigh. But when I'm at a nature place looking at ducks, or out by a pond, I have no desire to kill one and eat it. In fact, I know I'm a bloody hypocrite because I do eat meat but if I was the one who had to catch and kill my own food, I'd promptly turn vegetarian. I don't think I could do it. I'm aghast, though, that someone would deliberately turn their vehicle into another lane for the sole purpose of hitting them. Ugh!

Yes, the one cheerful thing in this entire story is that there's one more person doing reckless, juvenile crap on the roads who got caught and charged for being an idiot. So few of them are ever caught and held responsible for their actions.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 06, 2012, 11:20:35 PM
Quote
A provisional driver has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly running over a group of ducks in northern NSW.

An off-duty police officer spotted the 18-year-old man driving along Beardy Street, Armidale, on January 26.

It's alleged the P-plater switched lanes to deliberately hit four ducks waddling across the road.

Two birds died at the scene, two flew away.

The 18-year-old was arrested yesterday and charged with animal cruelty and driving offences, including not displaying any P-plates.

He's due to face Armidale Local Court on March 26.

That's not very cheerful is it? At least he got caught.

What an asshat!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 09, 2012, 04:23:34 PM
Everything is coming up Ali!  I was out of the office on a client visit most of Tuesday afternoon, and then took a vacay day yesterday so I could volunteer at my son's preschool.  When I came back to work this morning, I found out that I had won 2 awards!  One is fairly minor (get a trophy, a t shirt, and a free lunch) and one is pretty big (get an all expenses paid trip to Miami for a special awards ceremony.)  I won the same award a couple of years ago, and went to Las Vegas.  It was amazing, they paid for our flights, hotel (an amazing resort), all food, a spa treatment, gave us spending money (I think $100) and an Ipod.  I hope it's the same amazing treatment this year.  *Happy Dance for all expenses paid trip to Miami*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 09, 2012, 04:32:46 PM
Everything is coming up Ali!  I was out of the office on a client visit most of Tuesday afternoon, and then took a vacay day yesterday so I could volunteer at my son's preschool.  When I came back to work this morning, I found out that I had won 2 awards!  One is fairly minor (get a trophy, a t shirt, and a free lunch) and one is pretty big (get an all expenses paid trip to Miami for a special awards ceremony.)  I won the same award a couple of years ago, and went to Las Vegas.  It was amazing, they paid for our flights, hotel (an amazing resort), all food, a spa treatment, gave us spending money (I think $100) and an Ipod.  I hope it's the same amazing treatment this year.  *Happy Dance for all expenses paid trip to Miami*

Wow! Have fun in Miami Ali! When do you leave?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 09, 2012, 04:33:22 PM
Yay! Ali!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 09, 2012, 04:35:11 PM
End of April.  I've been ogling the resort website, and am super excited. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 09, 2012, 04:39:32 PM
End of April.  I've been ogling the resort website, and am super excited. 
Where, where, where!?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 09, 2012, 04:43:53 PM
Fake rhino attempts zoo escape (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16950361)

Quote
A zoo in Tokyo has been simulating a rhino escape to prepare staff for a possible emergency.

Two employees wore a life-size rhino costume and tried to escape the compound before being hit with fake tranquilisers and trapped in nets.

LOL!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 09, 2012, 04:44:24 PM
http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html (http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html)
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 09, 2012, 04:48:16 PM
http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html (http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html)
 :D :D :D
I am going to suspend your account while you're there, so you don't get tempted to waste any time here. You can tell us all about it when you get back.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 09, 2012, 04:50:12 PM
http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html (http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html)
 :D :D :D
I am going to suspend your account while you're there, so you don't get tempted to waste any time here. You can tell us all about it when you get back.

haha, good idea.  It's too pretty there to spend time hunkered down over my laptop.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 09, 2012, 04:54:15 PM
http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html (http://turnberryislemiami-px.trvlclick.com/default-en.html)
 :D :D :D

I'm going to get a box so I can mail myself to that resort!  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 09, 2012, 04:55:20 PM
Maybe I can sneak you in with my luggage.... :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 09, 2012, 04:57:50 PM
Good luck explaining that one to the TSA. :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 09, 2012, 05:42:08 PM
Maybe I can sneak you in with my luggage.... :D

Me too! Me too! Just spray paint me bronze or beige first, and if they ask questions I'll say I'm a talking statue, magically given life by the power of Jesus.... while they're scratching their heads and calling exorcists, in we go.  ;D

(Seriously, congrats, Ali! Fantastic!)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 09, 2012, 08:36:13 PM
Thank you Amicale!  Haha about the statue brought to life by the power of Jesus. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 11, 2012, 11:31:39 AM
I have the weekend off, and freshly brewed coffee in my cup.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 11, 2012, 11:32:44 AM
The temperature is up. Snow, it's melting. Asmo approves.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 14, 2012, 07:17:30 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvm0hrSzs01qemcpjo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 14, 2012, 07:36:58 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvm0hrSzs01qemcpjo1_500.jpg)
Oh look! It kinda' looks like a baby Asmo, only furry... And cute...  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 15, 2012, 06:44:13 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvm0hrSzs01qemcpjo1_500.jpg)

Awww, adorable!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 15, 2012, 06:52:23 AM
A little fluffy bundle of cuddlyness!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 15, 2012, 07:12:46 AM
Yes, it is quite cute and all, but what the hell is it?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 15, 2012, 07:30:52 AM
Yes, it is quite cute and all, but what the hell is it?

I do believe that's a baby otter. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on February 15, 2012, 08:14:25 AM
Yes, it is quite cute and all, but what the hell is it?

Not too sure, but judging by its hands it's been bred with Ewoks.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 15, 2012, 08:47:55 AM
Yes, it is quite cute and all, but what the hell is it?

I do believe that's a baby otter. :)
Yes I would agree with that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 15, 2012, 02:25:20 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvm0hrSzs01qemcpjo1_500.jpg)

*in love*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 15, 2012, 06:52:32 PM
Only 45 more posts until I get the big 1000  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 15, 2012, 07:07:24 PM
Only 45 more posts until I get the big 1000  ;D
Will you make it before Tuesday, before your time out?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 15, 2012, 07:19:33 PM
Only 45 more posts until I get the big 1000  ;D
Will you make it before Tuesday, before your time out?

Hopefully. Next week is going to suck though.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 15, 2012, 07:23:09 PM
Only 45 more posts until I get the big 1000  ;D
Will you make it before Tuesday, before your time out?

Hopefully. Next week is going to suck though.

Well I guess we just have to give you something to respond to.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 15, 2012, 07:24:59 PM
Only 45 more posts until I get the big 1000  ;D
Will you make it before Tuesday, before your time out?

Hopefully. Next week is going to suck though.

Well I guess we just have to give you something to respond to.  ;D

Well... If Egor sticks around I just might. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 15, 2012, 07:27:08 PM
Doesn't look like he's ready to admit defeat yet. But we'll probably get him running for the hills again soon. I mean, he had to cook up his own damn religion just to be able to argue with us. Can't see how it's not just another christian crock, but... benefit of the doubt and all that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on February 15, 2012, 07:30:13 PM
Doesn't look like he's ready to admit defeat yet. But we'll probably get him running for the hills again soon. I mean, he had to cook up his own damn religion just to be able to argue with us. Can't see how it's not just another christian crock, but... benefit of the doubt and all that.

I kinda find the whole thing funny. He’s like a small child who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 15, 2012, 07:44:12 PM
I see a poor man with a very small paddle in a very little boat, paddling furiously against the stream of knowledge.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 15, 2012, 11:28:07 PM
I see a poor man with a very small paddle in a very little boat, paddling furiously against the stream of knowledge.

Can you see his boat?
I see the flurry of ineffectual paddling but no boat.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on February 16, 2012, 01:48:36 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvm0hrSzs01qemcpjo1_500.jpg)

*in love*

I adore otters -- even if those bright button eyes weren't beguiling enough there's the cute little hands with their little fingers!

For my own part, I'm cheerful because my book blog is starting to get comments -- most of them in Russian and all of them to posts from a year back, but still, comments!  Despite the workout I'm giving Babel Fish about it, I can't always understand what they write but they seem to share my taste in books.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on February 16, 2012, 02:27:41 AM
BCE, you have a blog? I didn't know you had a blog! Can I see your blog?!
In case you didn't know, I like blogs.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on February 16, 2012, 05:16:19 AM
BCE, you have a blog? I didn't know you had a blog! Can I see your blog?!
In case you didn't know, I like blogs.

Absolutely:  Books Books Books (http://ashen-light.livejournal.com/).  I hope after my retirement to start reading more again -- work is seriously cutting into my bibliomania.

Side note:  every time I see the picture of that baby otter, I say aaaawwww! very loudly.  I can't seem to control it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 16, 2012, 06:14:06 AM
BCE, you have a blog? I didn't know you had a blog! Can I see your blog?!
In case you didn't know, I like blogs.

Absolutely:  Books Books Books (http://ashen-light.livejournal.com/).  I hope after my retirement to start reading more again -- work is seriously cutting into my bibliomania.

Side note:  every time I see the picture of that baby otter, I say aaaawwww! very loudly.  I can't seem to control it.

I like blogs too! I'll check yours out!   :)

Also, here is more 'Awwwwww' for you!

(http://www.mycuteanimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ap_otter_080908_ssh.jpg)

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38671000/jpg/_38671009_slurp.jpg)

(http://babyanimalzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/baby-otters-love.jpg)

I just LOVE otters.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: history_geek on February 16, 2012, 06:36:51 AM
Sure, otters are cute, but they have nothing on this guy:

(http://t.wallpaperweb.org/wallpaper/animals/t490/wolf-cub_4422.jpg)

Just look at that smile! ;D

Or maybe this will get more "awww"-responses...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__2eJIHIF-6Q/S4-IHL-N-9I/AAAAAAAAANw/zh8IPyCC88Q/S660/Kita.png)

 ;)

Other reasons to be cheerful: Only 8 days for the nest holiday week, yay! ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on February 16, 2012, 07:51:49 AM
I like blogs too! I'll check yours out!   :)

Also, here is more 'Awwwwww' for you!


Thanks on both counts.  And I'll see your otters and raise you frolicking puppies:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6885186771_dd9aeef7c4.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 16, 2012, 10:20:11 AM
I think there is potential for a branch-off thread here...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 16, 2012, 12:12:17 PM
Well we did have a "Go Awwwww you lose!" thread but the pictures were spoilered so you got the full impact. Unfortunatly the spoiler function disappeared when the site moved from a phpBB to SMF platform, so none of the posts worked anymore :(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Melmoth on February 16, 2012, 01:25:08 PM
GlaDOS. Nothing cheers me up more than GlaDOS.

Quote from: GlaDOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on February 16, 2012, 03:53:30 PM
Sure, otters are cute, but they have nothing on this guy:

(http://t.wallpaperweb.org/wallpaper/animals/t490/wolf-cub_4422.jpg)

Just look at that smile! ;D

He's definitely adorable, but what is he?  Hyena, dingo, jackal?  And in the category of unidentifiable baby animals, I don't know whether this is a hedgehog or a porcupine or something else (the ears are throwing me) but he's just as sweet as can be:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6885183873_65aca5666d.jpg)

Quote
Or maybe this will get more "awww"-responses...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__2eJIHIF-6Q/S4-IHL-N-9I/AAAAAAAAANw/zh8IPyCC88Q/S660/Kita.png)

 ;)

Worked for me.  Of course, it forces me to counter with the flip side of the food chain:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6885182047_e8e91d615b.jpg)

I think there is potential for a branch-off thread here...

I was just thinking that myself as I as wondering how overboard to go . . .
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 16, 2012, 04:23:45 PM
Cute picture thread here http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=9365.0
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: history_geek on February 16, 2012, 07:59:24 PM

He's definitely adorable, but what is he?  Hyena, dingo, jackal?  And in the category of unidentifiable baby animals, I don't know whether this is a hedgehog or a porcupine or something else (the ears are throwing me) but he's just as sweet as can be:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6885183873_65aca5666d.jpg)

Well, his a wolf cub (assuming it's a he...). Says so in the description of the page I found it :P

And that's a hedgehog. Long-eared hedgehog, perhaps?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-eared_Hedgehog
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on February 17, 2012, 01:43:15 AM
Cute picture thread here http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=9365.0

I'm gonna be losing a lot on that thread.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on February 19, 2012, 05:20:09 PM
I'm off to see a pair of Pandas this week.My wife,a devotee of all things quadruped, is besotted with them. I shall attend as a show of solidarity on the basis that they come from China and therefore are probably the only officially atheist residents of the Zoo.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 19, 2012, 05:22:21 PM
An atheist panda sounds like an adorable excuse for a mascot.

I'm cheerful because (as posted in the Awwww thread) my son insisted on putting on his Batman costume and is running around flexing the costume's padded muscles.  That cracks me up.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 19, 2012, 07:03:58 PM
Ohmygosh, I just had the funniest conversation with T.

Despite my repeated talks with him about privacy, he barged in on me when I was getting dressed.

T:  What's that? *Pointing to my top half*
Me:  This? *Pointing to my bra*
T:  Yeah, what is it?
Me:  That's my bra.
T:  Oh.....(long, thoughtful pause)...that's where you keep your boobies?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 19, 2012, 07:17:23 PM
Ohmygosh, I just had the funniest conversation with T.

Despite my repeated talks with him about privacy, he barged in on me when I was getting dressed.

T:  What's that? *Pointing to my top half*
Me:  This? *Pointing to my bra*
T:  Yeah, what is it?
Me:  That's my bra.
T:  Oh.....(long, thoughtful pause)...that's where you keep your boobies?

 :D :D :D

That's hilarious!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 19, 2012, 07:24:39 PM
Ohmygosh, I just had the funniest conversation with T.

Despite my repeated talks with him about privacy, he barged in on me when I was getting dressed.

T:  What's that? *Pointing to my top half*
Me:  This? *Pointing to my bra*
T:  Yeah, what is it?
Me:  That's my bra.
T:  Oh.....(long, thoughtful pause)...that's where you keep your boobies?
Boobies! Always a reason to be cheerful!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on February 19, 2012, 08:46:54 PM
Ohmygosh, I just had the funniest conversation with T.

Despite my repeated talks with him about privacy, he barged in on me when I was getting dressed.

T:  What's that? *Pointing to my top half*
Me:  This? *Pointing to my bra*
T:  Yeah, what is it?
Me:  That's my bra.
T:  Oh.....(long, thoughtful pause)...that's where you keep your boobies?

He's been watching too many Christina Aguilera videos.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on February 20, 2012, 06:41:05 AM
Played   Dance Central 2 on the xbox. Insanely fun game!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: statichaos on February 20, 2012, 06:47:43 AM
Got to hang out with the stepkids tonight.  Exhausting, but I love the bonding we've been doing.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 20, 2012, 08:37:08 AM
That's awesome, statichaos.  ;D

I get my daughter back here tomorrow. She's been with her dad over the weekend and even though I know they've been having a good time and I'm good friends with her dad, I'll be so, so happy to see her and give her a biiiiiiig hug and make cookies and play or read with her tomorrow. Maybe all the above!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Cecilie on February 20, 2012, 02:51:08 PM
My two year anniversary here on HAF are in two days!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 20, 2012, 02:53:45 PM
My two year anniversary here on HAF are in two days!

Well if you get busy you could get your gold steak knife by then.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 20, 2012, 03:14:36 PM
My two year anniversary here on HAF are in two days!
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Willow on February 20, 2012, 04:28:17 PM
I got 70% on my Social Policy essay!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 20, 2012, 04:28:41 PM
I got 70% on my Social Policy essay!
Well done!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 20, 2012, 04:39:49 PM
I got 70% on my Social Policy essay!
Well done!

I offer a provisional well done, I may disapprove of your social policy.
If those that are more popular than me are put away I'll be all for it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 20, 2012, 05:11:19 PM
Had a big cup of French vanilla coffee, an English muffin with butter, and some cottage cheese with pineapple for breakfast.  Ready to take on the day!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on February 20, 2012, 05:16:00 PM
You've missed it Ali, it's nearly dinner time here...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 20, 2012, 05:29:38 PM
I wish there was some way to combine our two time zones so I get to sleep in until 7 am here, eat breakfast, and then skip to the nearly dinner time part over there, thus considerably shortening my work day.   :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 20, 2012, 05:44:05 PM
A. and I just made blueberry muffins (and I made coffee), and this afternoon after her nap, we're going for a long walk, and then going to watch Lilo & Stitch. She does the BEST Stitch voice.  :D

(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1712679433/Lilo---Stitch-disney-67471_1024_768.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on February 20, 2012, 08:24:42 PM
Had a Disney movie marathon this past weekend. Life is good.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on February 20, 2012, 08:45:37 PM
Have beer in hand. Soon to be at other end of throat. Good evening.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on February 20, 2012, 11:35:11 PM
Finally ordered a new couch, which is being delivered tonight.  Plus maintenance finally sent someone in to replace the broken blinds in my livingroom and bedroom.  It's like having a new apartment.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on February 21, 2012, 04:53:26 AM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on February 21, 2012, 05:17:46 AM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.
That's awesome. And scary  xD 
Did you use examples from the Inquisition?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 21, 2012, 05:56:36 AM
I don't remember a torture thread, we need one.
Asmo will love it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on February 21, 2012, 08:38:57 AM
I don't remember a torture thread, we need one.
Asmo will love it.
He will love it and even consider sharing some of His secret techniques.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on February 21, 2012, 08:58:40 AM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.
Well done. But if he's an expert I would have expected all his class to get an 'A'. You should do a practical lesson with thumb screws on him until he agrees and ups every-bodies grades  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 21, 2012, 09:21:31 PM
There's an atheist in my office! (I mean, other than me.)  In our breakroom, we have a rack where employees can leave old magazines that they're done with so other employees have something to read.  I hardly ever look at the rack since I usually eat lunch with my coworkers and don't read, but something just happened to catch my eye today as I was walking by.  A magazine called "Humanist".  I peered closer, and sure enough, it said something about "Rational Inquiry".  Then I noticed a couple of other titles on the rack, if I remember correctly "The Skeptic Inquirer" and "Skeptic."  It made me insanely happy because last time I looked, that rack was stocked with back issues of "Watchtower" magazine.  I'm going to have to lurk around the magazine rack more often and see if I can figure out who my fellow heathen is.   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on February 21, 2012, 10:03:03 PM
Rolled up to see the Pandas.One was indisposed and the other one fast asleep (apparently they sleep 16 hours per day, fulfilling a dearly-held ambition of my own). It did stretch and shift briefly in its slumber which by Panda standards is giving value for money. Also discovered that cockroaches are impeccably clean creatures and our existence depends on their recycling activities which nurture plant life and thus the production of oxygen. There's a moral there somewhere.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on February 22, 2012, 12:53:13 AM
There's an atheist in my office! (I mean, other than me.)  In our breakroom, we have a rack where employees can leave old magazines that they're done with so other employees have something to read.  I hardly ever look at the rack since I usually eat lunch with my coworkers and don't read, but something just happened to catch my eye today as I was walking by.  A magazine called "Humanist".  I peered closer, and sure enough, it said something about "Rational Inquiry".  Then I noticed a couple of other titles on the rack, if I remember correctly "The Skeptic Inquirer" and "Skeptic."  It made me insanely happy because last time I looked, that rack was stocked with back issues of "Watchtower" magazine.  I'm going to have to lurk around the magazine rack more often and see if I can figure out who my fellow heathen is.   ;D

Awesome, Ali! You could always leave a brief note in the magazine rack, tucked into the top of one of the Humanist or Skeptic magazines, thanking them for leaving those there. It would let them know that they weren't alone, either!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on February 22, 2012, 10:06:28 PM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.


As professor I tended to find it was my students who specialised in torture.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on February 23, 2012, 08:34:57 PM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.
That's awesome. And scary  xD 
Did you use examples from the Inquisition?

Mainly how Water boarding and enhanced interrogation are violations of the Geneva Convention and Human Rights, but I did mention the Inquisition.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on February 23, 2012, 08:36:23 PM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.
Well done. But if he's an expert I would have expected all his class to get an 'A'. You should do a practical lesson with thumb screws on him until he agrees and ups every-bodies grades  ;D

Well, I doubt we could do that as she told us we could verbally eviscerate someone who managed to make it so we had a quiz. She's a published author on beheading as well, so I wouldn't want to get on her bad side :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on February 23, 2012, 08:37:41 PM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.


As professor I tended to find it was my students who specialised in torture.

How'd they torture you? Payback for long essays and papers?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on February 23, 2012, 08:41:59 PM
Got an B on the rough draft of a paper on Torture, with my professor being an expert on torture. Life is good.


As professor I tended to find it was my students who specialised in torture.

How'd they torture you? Payback for long essays and papers?

A mixture of native stupidity and indolence.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on February 23, 2012, 09:32:52 PM

A mixture of native stupidity and indolence.

That's what I named my fists.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on March 29, 2012, 05:48:23 PM
ThinkAnarchy makes his 500th post (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on March 29, 2012, 07:02:38 PM

A mixture of native stupidity and indolence.

That's what I named my fists.

hahaha!

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on March 29, 2012, 11:31:19 PM
I have chocolate and will get free pizza in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on March 29, 2012, 11:36:41 PM
We just had awesome chicken wings and sweet potato fries for dinner! Delightfully tasty treat.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on March 30, 2012, 01:12:15 AM
ThinkAnarchy makes his 500th post (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)

Have you levied the new 500th post tax on him yet?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on March 30, 2012, 07:45:12 AM
ThinkAnarchy makes his 500th post (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)

Have you levied the new 500th post tax on him yet?
No, but I superglued his fingers together, does that count?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on March 30, 2012, 09:11:56 AM
ThinkAnarchy makes his 500th post (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)

Have you levied the new 500th post tax on him yet?
No, but I superglued his fingers together, does that count?

That sounds like an expression of the violence inherent in the system. 
Better than nothing I suppose.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on March 31, 2012, 08:21:31 AM
'Batman' pulled over by police in Maryland (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17564941)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on March 31, 2012, 04:57:20 PM
A puppy accompanied me for several metres of my bike ride today. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on March 31, 2012, 08:19:07 PM
A puppy accompanied me for several metres of my bike ride today. :)

Awwwww!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 01, 2012, 02:34:07 AM
A puppy accompanied me for several metres of my bike ride today. :)

Awwwww!

It was super cute! He was like "Hey lady! Where are you going? I'll come with you! Yayy!"
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 01, 2012, 03:04:30 AM
A puppy accompanied me for several metres of my bike ride today. :)

Awwwww!

It was super cute! He was like "Hey lady! Where are you going? I'll come with you! Yayy!"

Awww, adorable!  ;D

I LOVE it when I'm outside and a neighbor's dog runs up to me for pats and cuddles... they all seem to come to me, it's almost as if they know I love them. :) Even dogs who bark like crazy stop barking and start panting and drooling when I talk to them in a happy baby voice, LOL!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on April 07, 2012, 09:49:09 PM
'Batman' pulled over by police in Maryland (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17564941)
Should I call Robin in? Damn which one you big dummy? Dick Jason or damian.  It is really sad that I know all of the Robin's by heart  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 07, 2012, 09:52:07 PM
'Batman' pulled over by police in Maryland (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17564941)

Only in America....  :D
 
At least he was goofing around for a good cause.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on April 07, 2012, 09:53:10 PM
Damnn I forgot all about Tim Drake. Guess my life isn't that sad after all  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 07, 2012, 10:15:20 PM
Damnn I forgot all about Tim Drake. Guess my life isn't that sad after all  ;D
Tim Drake?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 07, 2012, 11:13:44 PM
Damnn I forgot all about Tim Drake. Guess my life isn't that sad after all  ;D
Tim Drake?


Quote
Timothy "Tim" Drake[3][5] is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics and in related media. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick. From 1989 to 2009, he was known as Robin in the Batman comics, becoming the third character to take up the identity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Drake


:)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on April 08, 2012, 01:03:51 AM
Damnn I forgot all about Tim Drake. Guess my life isn't that sad after all  ;D
Tim Drake?


Holyshit, are you kidding me?
I am like the biggest Tim Drake fan! Ask me anything xD...   He is my favorite Robin. The only one  who figured out Bruce and Dick's real identites   through actual deductions and real detective work.  *___*
And then proceeded to hound Bruce to become Robin, ( Bruce was still angsty over Jason Todd's death.)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on April 08, 2012, 08:51:30 PM
No longer failing my math class!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on April 08, 2012, 08:54:42 PM
Quote
Timothy "Tim" Drake[3][5] is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics and in related media. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick. From 1989 to 2009, he was known as Robin in the Batman comics, becoming the third character to take up the identity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Drake


:)
The Asmo despises him already.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 10, 2012, 06:24:06 PM
I got my first freelance writing contract today! Whooo! It's only 400 words, but it's a start!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 10, 2012, 06:37:53 PM
Woohoo! Go DJ!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 10, 2012, 07:56:07 PM
I got my first freelance writing contract today! Whooo! It's only 400 words, but it's a start!  ;D

Awesome!!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 10, 2012, 08:32:42 PM
Yay!  WTG DJ!!!

I have to go to a conference in May to do a couple of presentations for one of my clients.  I just found out where it is being held.

http://www.skamania.com/lodge-photos.php (http://www.skamania.com/lodge-photos.php)

Have I mentioned lately how much I like my job?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 11, 2012, 12:25:31 AM
Yay!  WTG DJ!!!

I have to go to a conference in May to do a couple of presentations for one of my clients.  I just found out where it is being held.

http://www.skamania.com/lodge-photos.php (http://www.skamania.com/lodge-photos.php)

Have I mentioned lately how much I like my job?

Oh my goodness, that's gorgeous!  :o

Although I must admit, when I first saw skamania, I thought of ska music, fashion, etc and was confused for a moment, then relieved when I clicked your link.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 11, 2012, 04:17:36 PM
I got my first freelance writing contract today! Whooo! It's only 400 words, but it's a start!  ;D

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 11, 2012, 04:18:10 PM
Yay!  WTG DJ!!!

I have to go to a conference in May to do a couple of presentations for one of my clients.  I just found out where it is being held.

http://www.skamania.com/lodge-photos.php (http://www.skamania.com/lodge-photos.php)

Have I mentioned lately how much I like my job?

You have and I'm still Green!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 11, 2012, 04:23:10 PM
You have and I'm still Green!

You may want to get that looked at. :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 11, 2012, 04:24:06 PM
You have and I'm still Green!

You may want to get that looked at. :P
That's a feed line to a very rude joke, which I am not going to tell  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 11, 2012, 04:50:24 PM
You have and I'm still Green!

You may want to get that looked at. :P
That's a feed line to a very rude joke, which I am not going to tell  :)
Put it in the joke thread!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 11, 2012, 05:26:09 PM
Haha Amicale, about Ska-mania.  Yup, I'm totally going to go party with some Rudies.  Pick it up!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 11, 2012, 07:19:00 PM
An influx of new and interesting members!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 11, 2012, 08:22:40 PM
An influx of new and interesting members!

Fourteen people online!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 14, 2012, 03:27:08 PM
Ellie and T are so cute together. 

For the first 3.75 years of his life, she seemed to like him well enough, but he was wild and unpredictable enough that she would often keep her distance.  Like, she would come when he called her, and let him pet her, but then she would move on.  Lately though, as he's gotten less "Spastic Toddler" and more "Regular Kid", she has taken more of a shine to him.  Right now he is laying with his head on my legs watching Saturday morning cartoons, and she jumped up next to him and is laying with her head on his tummy.  I wish I could take a picture, but if I get up to get my phone I know I'll disrupt the entire arrangement.  We're all crowded on the love seat like a pile of puppies.  It's pretty lovely.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on April 14, 2012, 04:56:17 PM
Ellie and T are so cute together. 

For the first 3.75 years of his life, she seemed to like him well enough, but he was wild and unpredictable enough that she would often keep her distance.  Like, she would come when he called her, and let him pet her, but then she would move on.  Lately though, as he's gotten less "Spastic Toddler" and more "Regular Kid", she has taken more of a shine to him.  Right now he is laying with his head on my legs watching Saturday morning cartoons, and she jumped up next to him and is laying with her head on his tummy.  I wish I could take a picture, but if I get up to get my phone I know I'll disrupt the entire arrangement.  We're all crowded on the love seat like a pile of puppies.  It's pretty lovely.

Nice.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 14, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
Ellie and T are so cute together. 

For the first 3.75 years of his life, she seemed to like him well enough, but he was wild and unpredictable enough that she would often keep her distance.  Like, she would come when he called her, and let him pet her, but then she would move on.  Lately though, as he's gotten less "Spastic Toddler" and more "Regular Kid", she has taken more of a shine to him.  Right now he is laying with his head on my legs watching Saturday morning cartoons, and she jumped up next to him and is laying with her head on his tummy.  I wish I could take a picture, but if I get up to get my phone I know I'll disrupt the entire arrangement.  We're all crowded on the love seat like a pile of puppies.  It's pretty lovely.
Who is your laptop balanced on?  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on April 14, 2012, 05:06:22 PM
Rusty has a new radio antenna and some shiney new bodywork. Rusty and The Asmo, they are very pleased with themselves.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 14, 2012, 05:09:33 PM
Ellie and T are so cute together. 

For the first 3.75 years of his life, she seemed to like him well enough, but he was wild and unpredictable enough that she would often keep her distance.  Like, she would come when he called her, and let him pet her, but then she would move on.  Lately though, as he's gotten less "Spastic Toddler" and more "Regular Kid", she has taken more of a shine to him.  Right now he is laying with his head on my legs watching Saturday morning cartoons, and she jumped up next to him and is laying with her head on his tummy.  I wish I could take a picture, but if I get up to get my phone I know I'll disrupt the entire arrangement.  We're all crowded on the love seat like a pile of puppies.  It's pretty lovely.
Who is your laptop balanced on?  :D

Haha, it was balanced on the arm of the loveseat. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on April 15, 2012, 02:46:00 PM
Won on horse races.  :D At 18:1 odds, no less.  ;D

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Played for a tenner  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 15, 2012, 03:51:44 PM
Won on horse races.  :D At 18:1 odds, no less.  ;D

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Played for a tenner  >:(
And no tip to the forum! Shame no you ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 15, 2012, 04:44:09 PM
Won on horse races.  :D At 18:1 odds, no less.  ;D

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Played for a tenner  >:(
Good! Then you can buy whisky for your friends!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on April 15, 2012, 07:56:36 PM
Good! Then you can buy whisky for your friends!  ;D
I wouldn't think much of me if I bought a friend some lousy 180 kroner whiskey.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 16, 2012, 02:54:58 AM
Good! Then you can buy whisky for your friends!  ;D
I wouldn't think much of me if I bought a friend some lousy 180 kroner whiskey.
Fair point. A beer, then.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 16, 2012, 08:13:57 PM
Little Puppy with Big Paws

Yesterday, my mother in law and I took T shopping for summer clothes.  I also suspected that he needed new shoes since it's been about 6 months since his last new pair, and he's grown like a weed since then.  I measured his feet, and found that he was up a shoe size.

He picked out his own new shoes.  I think they look huge and unwieldy, but he loved them and they didn't seem to slow him down any (I made him sprint down the aisle to show me) so I guess they're okay.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030J86JK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0013I5JV8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1WP02MVJ6TR03KQ9JQZ1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030J86JK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0013I5JV8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1WP02MVJ6TR03KQ9JQZ1)

I was looking at his this morning, and it struck me that he looks exactly like a Great Dane puppy (we had Danes when I was growing up) - that is, looooong skinny legs and oversized paws. It made me laugh.  I think he's going to be big and clumsy, just like a Great Dane.

(Sorry, didn't mean to mix up the name of the thread.  Didn't know I could do that!)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 16, 2012, 08:17:33 PM
Wonder why those particular shoes would appeal to a little one....  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 16, 2012, 08:22:48 PM
I can't imagine.....dinosaurs, flashing lights....it's almost like they were designed by a 4 year old for 4 year olds.  LOL
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on April 16, 2012, 11:51:22 PM
I can't imagine.....dinosaurs, flashing lights....it's almost like they were designed by a 4 year old for 4 year olds.  LOL

I used to be insanely proud of my biscuit-toed crocodile leather specials;now they seem so dowdy in comparison.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 17, 2012, 12:36:47 AM
I can't imagine.....dinosaurs, flashing lights....it's almost like they were designed by a 4 year old for 4 year olds.  LOL

I used to be insanely proud of my biscuit-toed crocodile leather specials;now they seem so dowdy in comparison.

We could wrap your feet in battery operated Christmas lights.  That would give them a certain...je ne sais quoi.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on April 17, 2012, 12:55:48 AM
I can't imagine.....dinosaurs, flashing lights....it's almost like they were designed by a 4 year old for 4 year olds.  LOL

I used to be insanely proud of my biscuit-toed crocodile leather specials;now they seem so dowdy in comparison.
Maybe these will cheer your feet...
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/92447/photo-full.jpg?1331396446)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 17, 2012, 04:35:26 AM
I’ve had four replies to Vinnie’s ad.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 17, 2012, 01:25:49 PM
I’ve had four replies to Vinnie’s ad.  ;D
All from sausage factories?  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 17, 2012, 01:30:21 PM
I’ve had four replies to Vinnie’s ad.  ;D
All from sausage factories?  ;D

No :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on April 17, 2012, 02:55:56 PM
I can't imagine.....dinosaurs, flashing lights....it's almost like they were designed by a 4 year old for 4 year olds.  LOL

I used to be insanely proud of my biscuit-toed crocodile leather specials;now they seem so dowdy in comparison.
Maybe these will cheer your feet...
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/92447/photo-full.jpg?1331396446)


Does that translate as "I don't believe in Soles"?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on April 17, 2012, 03:59:05 PM
I can't imagine.....dinosaurs, flashing lights....it's almost like they were designed by a 4 year old for 4 year olds.  LOL

I used to be insanely proud of my biscuit-toed crocodile leather specials;now they seem so dowdy in comparison.
Maybe these will cheer your feet...
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/92447/photo-full.jpg?1331396446)


Does that translate as "I don't believe in Soles"?

*High five*  Nothing like a good pun to start the day off right.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 17, 2012, 04:36:18 PM
"Ich bin atheist"
I am atheist.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 18, 2012, 12:59:00 AM
I have a lady coming out Saturday to look at Vinnie.  ;D If all goes well, I will have him sold and a new horse bought within the month. I have been in contact with a few breeders in our area and I thing I have found a nice gelding for me.

*Edit- Aaand I just got back from the mini farm that I work for, and I am now the soon-to-be owner of a little blue-eyed black mini colt.  ;D *happydance*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 20, 2012, 08:54:30 AM
Stevil makes it to 2,000 posts (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on April 20, 2012, 11:04:44 AM
Well done, Stevil!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 20, 2012, 12:24:22 PM
Congrats Stevil!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 20, 2012, 04:52:13 PM
Way to go, Dude!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 20, 2012, 04:59:40 PM
Someone give that man a knife!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 20, 2012, 06:41:46 PM
I just got signed on to write my own daily column  ;D
It's with a Canadian communications company launching a new website in May. I won't post too much about it here (trying to keep my identity private and all), but if anyone's interested in following it, they can PM me and I'll send them the info.

Okay, I promise I'll stop writing about my life-stuff now. :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 20, 2012, 07:10:29 PM
Okay, I promise I'll stop writing about my life-stuff now. :P

No, no, tell us this stuff -- this is the good stuff!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on April 20, 2012, 07:12:45 PM
I just got signed on to write my own daily column  ;D
It's with a Canadian Communications company launching a new website in May. I won't post too much about it here (trying to keep my identity private and all), but if anyone's interested in following it, they can PM me and I'll send them the info.

That is really cool.  Congrats.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 20, 2012, 07:18:52 PM
Hahaha, thanks guys. You're a supportive bunch :)
I'll try to slip in some subliminal atheist messaging. I'm open to suggestions.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 20, 2012, 07:23:11 PM
Errrr. AD, you didn't read that last part.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on April 20, 2012, 07:28:15 PM
Errrr. AD, you didn't read that last part.

Heh.  "Preach" your mind and never worry about what others think.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on April 23, 2012, 12:35:06 PM
I just got signed on to write my own daily column  ;D
It's with a Canadian communications company launching a new website in May. I won't post too much about it here (trying to keep my identity private and all), but if anyone's interested in following it, they can PM me and I'll send them the info.

Okay, I promise I'll stop writing about my life-stuff now. :P

No mean feat. I wish you every success.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on April 23, 2012, 09:08:45 PM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 24, 2012, 07:12:00 AM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D
'

"One Piece" t-shirt? Pics?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 24, 2012, 07:59:14 AM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D
'

"One Piece" t-shirt? Pics?

http://www.uniqlo.com/ut/onepiece/us/ this stuff, SD? :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 24, 2012, 08:27:39 AM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D
'

"One Piece" t-shirt? Pics?

http://www.uniqlo.com/ut/onepiece/us/ this stuff, SD? :)
Ah! That makes sense now.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on April 24, 2012, 01:40:59 PM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D
'

"One Piece" t-shirt? Pics?

http://www.uniqlo.com/ut/onepiece/us/ this stuff, SD? :)
Ah! That makes sense now.

You didn't know what it was, did you?  8)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 24, 2012, 01:42:16 PM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D
'

"One Piece" t-shirt? Pics?

http://www.uniqlo.com/ut/onepiece/us/ this stuff, SD? :)
Ah! That makes sense now.

You didn't know what it was, did you?  8)
Nope. That's why I said it now makes sense.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 24, 2012, 02:25:40 PM
I am so excited for this week.Working on fixing up the horse barn at my mom’s friend’s house for the minis after school. Then Wednesday is the end of the year FFA Awards Banquet. Then Thursday I get to take my new mini horse home (he is still at the breeder’s home, but I still get to take care of and see him), then Saturday and Sunday I am spending in Chicago with a friend for her birthday.

So I actually ended up buying two minis. The one I am taking home is the little blue-eyed black stud colt, and the brown one I posted in the What’s On Your Mind forum is in Kentucky. I will be picking him up in Indianapolis on May 18. Lots of pictures will be posted of both of them.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on April 29, 2012, 10:11:46 PM
FINALS!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Harmonie on April 30, 2012, 01:36:01 AM
Got gummy bears and new One Piece tshirts. :D

OMG. You like One Piece, too?  ;D

Anyway, my reason to be cheerful is my tenor saxophone I got a week ago... Although I haven't had much chance to play it because of work.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 30, 2012, 10:40:35 AM
FINALS!
Presumably they are now finished? You can't possibly be looking forward to them!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: MariaEvri on April 30, 2012, 01:14:58 PM
reason to be cheerful:

I gt monday off from work, even though this nausea is killing me
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 30, 2012, 01:18:28 PM
reason to be cheerful:

I gt monday off from work, even though this nausea is killing me

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7355/consoling2.gif) gentle back rub to ease the nausea *keeps out of possible trajectory*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 30, 2012, 02:53:59 PM
I am absolutely in love with this little horse.  ;D Sweet as can be and so handsome. I have a soft spot for black horses.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 30, 2012, 03:09:25 PM
Dear husband made some of his sweet raisin bread and it smells/is so delicious.  Omnomnomnomnomnom.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 30, 2012, 03:27:53 PM
I am absolutely in love with this little horse.  ;D Sweet as can be and so handsome. I have a soft spot for black horses.

You know, we'll take more pictures of cute little horses any time. Just sayin'  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 30, 2012, 03:41:36 PM
I am absolutely in love with this little horse.  ;D Sweet as can be and so handsome. I have a soft spot for black horses.

You know, we'll take more pictures of cute little horses any time. Just sayin'  ;D

I know, but it is nasty and rainy here. :( He needs a bath and a clip. It is supposed to be nice Friday, so hopefully I will get him cleaned up.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 30, 2012, 07:06:07 PM
I had a few very fun hours working with people (so much fun I'd barely call it work), I saw a friend today for a while, and my cat has been deliriously happy playing with a plastic spring/coil. She is utterly adorable.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on April 30, 2012, 07:18:55 PM
I had a few very fun hours working with people (so much fun I'd barely call it work), I saw a friend today for a while, and my cat has been deliriously happy playing with a plastic spring/coil. She is utterly adorable.  :D

My cats love the plastic ring from milk jugs.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 30, 2012, 07:42:02 PM
I had a few very fun hours working with people (so much fun I'd barely call it work), I saw a friend today for a while, and my cat has been deliriously happy playing with a plastic spring/coil. She is utterly adorable.  :D

My cats love the plastic ring from milk jugs.

Aw, cute! Alas, milk does not come in jugs, here. Only milk in bags or cartons.

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 30, 2012, 07:45:20 PM
I had a few very fun hours working with people (so much fun I'd barely call it work), I saw a friend today for a while, and my cat has been deliriously happy playing with a plastic spring/coil. She is utterly adorable.  :D

My cats love the plastic ring from milk jugs.

Aw, cute! Alas, milk does not come in jugs, here. Only milk in bags or cartons.



I still can't get used to the milk bags here. Crazy Ontario with your crazy bags-o-milk!  :P
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 30, 2012, 09:03:46 PM
I had a few very fun hours working with people (so much fun I'd barely call it work), I saw a friend today for a while, and my cat has been deliriously happy playing with a plastic spring/coil. She is utterly adorable.  :D

My cats love the plastic ring from milk jugs.

Aw, cute! Alas, milk does not come in jugs, here. Only milk in bags or cartons.



I still can't get used to the milk bags here. Crazy Ontario with your crazy bags-o-milk!  :P
Milk in a bag! Do they look like boobys?  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on April 30, 2012, 09:25:34 PM
Aw, cute! Alas, milk does not come in jugs, here. Only milk in bags or cartons.

Funny (to me) story:  While I was in the Air Force, I was stationed in Honduras on a Honduran base with an U.S. Army presence and a smaller AF presence.  JTF Bravo is the name if anyone finds it of interest.

I decided to try the few Honduran-run "fast-food" joints on base a few days in.  I ordered my meal and a coke.  As they handed me my meal, the person asked if I was eating in or taking it with me.  I said I was taking it.  She took the coke (a glass bottle coke) and proceeded to pour it into a sandwich baggie.  One of those old school baggies in which you simply flip the bag inside itself to "close" it.  She put a straw into it and spun the baggie around the straw and handed it to me.  I stood there in utter amazement!  I had never had a coke "to go" in a baggie with a straw in it.

I had to laugh as I walked away.  Their glass bottle recycling is serious business there.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 30, 2012, 10:12:38 PM
Aw, cute! Alas, milk does not come in jugs, here. Only milk in bags or cartons.

Funny (to me) story:  While I was in the Air Force, I was stationed in Honduras on a Honduran base with an U.S. Army presence and a smaller AF presence.  JTF Bravo is the name if anyone finds it of interest.

I decided to try the few Honduran-run "fast-food" joints on base a few days in.  I ordered my meal and a coke.  As they handed me my meal, the person asked if I was eating in or taking it with me.  I said I was taking it.  She took the coke (a glass bottle coke) and proceeded to pour it into a sandwich baggie.  One of those old school baggies in which you simply flip the bag inside itself to "close" it.  She put a straw into it and spun the baggie around the straw and handed it to me.  I stood there in utter amazement!  I had never had a coke "to go" in a baggie with a straw in it.

I had to laugh as I walked away.  Their glass bottle recycling is serious business there.  :)

LOL!!  :D

Now the question du jour: did you try to drink the coke out of the baggie?

Generally speaking, if you tell someone over here 'I have coke in a baggie', you'll have police officers asking you some odd questions.   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on April 30, 2012, 10:20:12 PM
I had a few very fun hours working with people (so much fun I'd barely call it work), I saw a friend today for a while, and my cat has been deliriously happy playing with a plastic spring/coil. She is utterly adorable.  :D

My cats love the plastic ring from milk jugs.

Aw, cute! Alas, milk does not come in jugs, here. Only milk in bags or cartons.



I still can't get used to the milk bags here. Crazy Ontario with your crazy bags-o-milk!  :P
Milk in a bag! Do they look like boobys?  :D

No  >:( Boobies I could understand. Their current design is just infuriatingly hard to manage.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_G61_Olc5kK8/S_0gcKIaN2I/AAAAAAAAAB8/6s3ICfXZWNY/s1600/879736-Milk_in_bags_instead_of_bottles-Province_of_Ontario.jpg)

I've been here for 8 months now and I still don't like them. >:(
 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on April 30, 2012, 10:22:46 PM
^^^ How thoroughly utilitarian and boring.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on April 30, 2012, 10:23:59 PM
DJ, been here my whole life and I don't like the design. I worked in a store for a while that sold these bags, and they'd rip and leak all over the place!

One reason to be cheerful, though: we once locked my boss in the milk cooler and made him moo like a cow until we'd let him out.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 01, 2012, 01:03:35 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 01, 2012, 01:04:27 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)

Oh wow, yay, that is AWESOME!!  ;D Congrats to him!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on May 01, 2012, 01:06:22 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)

Now that is something to be cheerful about!  I'd say more than a bit of a celebration is in order.  Congratulations to him.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 01, 2012, 01:13:00 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)

Congrats, that is awesome!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 01, 2012, 02:04:20 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)

High five for your husband!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on May 01, 2012, 04:50:46 AM
Thanks guys :)  And a hearty high Five back to you, Budhorse!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 01, 2012, 08:47:12 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)

Excellent news!!!

Congratulations to Yodas_Apprentice!!!

Maybe we can take Apprentice off and replace it with Master  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on May 01, 2012, 09:01:19 AM
Sooooo, we just found out that my husband is to be awarded a pretty big grant from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. It'll be enough to pay off all of our student debt, maybe take a trip and then some. He's the only one in his department to receive it this year. I'm so proud of him, he's been working so hard. We're having a bit of a celebration tonight  :)

Yay! Blow it all on sweets and toys. That's what it's for, right?!?  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on May 01, 2012, 09:49:55 AM
Hooray for you two.  Spend some of it on a flight to the UK and meet us Brits?

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_1.gif)  (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_2.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 01, 2012, 10:53:55 AM
Hooray for you two.  Spend some of it on a flight to the UK and meet us Brits?

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_1.gif)  (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_2.gif)
Damn right!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 01, 2012, 03:00:50 PM
Hooray for you two.  Spend some of it on a flight to the UK and meet us Brits?

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_1.gif)  (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_2.gif)
Damn right!!!

It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on May 01, 2012, 04:23:23 PM
It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)

It's somewhere we've always wanted to go :)  Between us we have a lot of British, Irish, and French heritage, so we really want to see Europe!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 01, 2012, 04:47:25 PM
I just noticed that I am now Older than the Big Bang.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 01, 2012, 04:49:28 PM
I just noticed that I am now Older than the Big Bang.  ;D
Yes you have reached the final level of official elevation  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 01, 2012, 07:06:07 PM
It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)

It's somewhere we've always wanted to go :)  Between us we have a lot of British, Irish, and French heritage, so we really want to see Europe!

Reason to be cheerful: when a husband and wife are both adorably geeky enough to post on the same message board, and quote one another. I find that VERY cute.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 01, 2012, 07:18:45 PM
It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)

It's somewhere we've always wanted to go :)  Between us we have a lot of British, Irish, and French heritage, so we really want to see Europe!

Reason to be cheerful: when a husband and wife are both adorably geeky enough to post on the same message board, and quote one another. I find that VERY cute.  ;D

Well, if there is one couple that can be aptly called geeky, that'd be us  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 01, 2012, 07:47:03 PM
It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)

It's somewhere we've always wanted to go :)  Between us we have a lot of British, Irish, and French heritage, so we really want to see Europe!
Well if you're planning a tour there are plenty here who can help sort your itinerary.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on May 02, 2012, 02:29:41 AM
It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)

It's somewhere we've always wanted to go :)  Between us we have a lot of British, Irish, and French heritage, so we really want to see Europe!

Reason to be cheerful: when a husband and wife are both adorably geeky enough to post on the same message board, and quote one another. I find that VERY cute.  ;D

Well, if there is one couple that can be aptly called geeky, that'd be us  ;D

Too true.  Too true.  ;)

It's something that is not out of the realm of possibility! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2013 and we'd like to take a nice trip somewhere. Neither of us have been to anywhere in the UK before.  :)

It's somewhere we've always wanted to go :)  Between us we have a lot of British, Irish, and French heritage, so we really want to see Europe!
Well if you're planning a tour there are plenty here who can help sort your itinerary.

That's a very kind offer :)  We may take you up on it sometime!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on May 02, 2012, 10:55:10 AM
I've had members of other forums come and visit me before, and it's turned out very well.  We have a big house which is generally fairly empty these days.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 02, 2012, 03:22:07 PM
Sweetdeath is now in the Top 10 posters on the forum, at number 10!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 02, 2012, 04:35:42 PM
Sweetdeath is now in the Top 10 posters on the forum, at number 10!

Must of been for a while, two almost inactive members not far away.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 02, 2012, 09:06:05 PM
Way to go, SD!

Are these super secret mod stats?  :D or is there somewhere on HAF we can click to find out who's in which ranking?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 02, 2012, 09:13:52 PM
Way to go, SD!

Are these super secret mod stats?  :D or is there somewhere on HAF we can click to find out who's in which ranking?
Have a look here I think you should be able to see it http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=stats

The link is bottom left of the main menu page http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php

If you can't see it on the main menu make sure the Info Centre is open, there's a + sign bottom right if it isn't.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on May 02, 2012, 09:24:44 PM
Way to go, SD!

Are these super secret mod stats?  :D or is there somewhere on HAF we can click to find out who's in which ranking?
Have a look here I think you should be able to see it http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=stats

The link is bottom left of the main menu page http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php

If you can't see it on the main menu make sure the Info Centre is open, there's a + sign bottom right if it isn't.

You can also click on the MEMBERS (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist) link at the top of the page and sort the columns by clicking the column title...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 02, 2012, 09:28:10 PM
Way to go, SD!

Are these super secret mod stats?  :D or is there somewhere on HAF we can click to find out who's in which ranking?
Have a look here I think you should be able to see it http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=stats

The link is bottom left of the main menu page http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php

If you can't see it on the main menu make sure the Info Centre is open, there's a + sign bottom right if it isn't.

You can also click on the MEMBERS (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist) link at the top of the page and sort the columns by clicking the column title...
And that shows all the members beyond 10.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 02, 2012, 10:01:37 PM
Fantastic! Thank you both. Nifty cool! :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 02, 2012, 10:22:03 PM
While on a smokes run, I have heroically avoided a collision with a fridge that decided it no longer wanted to be on the trailer of the car in front.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 02, 2012, 10:26:44 PM
While on a smokes run, I have heroically avoided a collision with a fridge that decided it no longer wanted to be on the trailer of the car in front.  :D
Did any beer survive to be liberated?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 02, 2012, 10:31:48 PM
It was empty, the fridge was.

There were, however, sparks and emergency deceleration and a whole lot of excitement  :D

I just helped the guy get the damned thing back on the trailer and drove on. Another bullet burn for The Asmo and His trusted Old Rusty.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 02, 2012, 10:39:56 PM
It was empty, the fridge was.

There were, however, sparks and emergency deceleration and a whole lot of excitement  :D

I just helped the guy get the damned thing back on the trailer and drove on. Another bullet burn for The Asmo and His trusted Old Rusty.
And just imagine the trauma compensation if you'd hit it and glancing blow on the passenger side  :o
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on May 02, 2012, 11:00:09 PM
Quote from: Asmodean link=topic=5179.msg1690[hr
03#msg169003 date=1335993723]
While on a smokes run, I have heroically avoided a collision with a fridge that decided it no longer wanted to be on the trailer of the car in front.  :D

See how dangerous smoking can be!

Heroic indeed! Those self-aware fridges are a liability?! ...

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 02, 2012, 11:01:41 PM
While on a smokes run, I have heroically avoided a collision with a fridge that decided it no longer wanted to be on the trailer of the car in front.  :D

It's a miracle! Praise Jeebus!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on May 02, 2012, 11:15:18 PM
Next time it will be the kitchen sink!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 02, 2012, 11:47:24 PM
It was empty, the fridge was.

There were, however, sparks and emergency deceleration and a whole lot of excitement  :D

I just helped the guy get the damned thing back on the trailer and drove on. Another bullet burn for The Asmo and His trusted Old Rusty.
And just imagine the trauma compensation if you'd hit it and glancing blow on the passenger side  :o
If I hit the fridge, the old guy would have been charged with driving with a broken trailer and unsafe load and his insurance company would have to buy Rusty a new bumper, some airbags and probably some lights.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 03, 2012, 03:38:12 AM
I liked the story on the news about the budgie who was found and told the finder its home address.
It was reunited with its old woman owner who'd lost a bird previously so taught this one her address.

I once taught a budgie to say my hello [daughers name] and "let me out."
Perhaps all my greatest achievements are behind me...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 03, 2012, 03:46:12 AM
A local family of ducks survived a VERY busy highway: http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/local/on/baby_duckies_survive_treacherous_highway_crossing/4b892e47

Quote
Baby duckies survive treacherous highway crossing

02/05/2012 8:38:03 PM

A heart-stopping drama played out on a Toronto-area highway when a mother duck and her flock of baby ducklings tried to scoot across four lanes of traffic, Wednesday morning.

The daring travails of the duck family caught the amazed attention of a CTV News Chopper cameraman, who videotaped their mission to escape Highway 407, near Dixie Road north of Toronto.

Aerial footage shows the ducks wandering along a median between the east and west lanes of the toll highway, before slipping through a hole in the cement barrier and lurching into traffic.

What follows is a few tense minutes of heart-stopping footage of obligatory adorable baby duckies skipping, Frogger-style, through gaps in traffic and being scattered in all directions by wind gusts as cars and trucks speed past.

It appears the ducklings all managed to escape the highway unscathed, before the mother duck hurried the younglings away from the highway and into a grassy glen.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on May 03, 2012, 04:41:27 AM
FINALS!
Presumably they are now finished? You can't possibly be looking forward to them!!

I'm looking forward to finishing them. I've got two more.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 03, 2012, 07:46:06 AM
A local family of ducks survived a VERY busy highway: http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/local/on/baby_duckies_survive_treacherous_highway_crossing/4b892e47

Quote
Baby duckies survive treacherous highway crossing

02/05/2012 8:38:03 PM

A heart-stopping drama played out on a Toronto-area highway when a mother duck and her flock of baby ducklings tried to scoot across four lanes of traffic, Wednesday morning.

The daring travails of the duck family caught the amazed attention of a CTV News Chopper cameraman, who videotaped their mission to escape Highway 407, near Dixie Road north of Toronto.

Aerial footage shows the ducks wandering along a median between the east and west lanes of the toll highway, before slipping through a hole in the cement barrier and lurching into traffic.

What follows is a few tense minutes of heart-stopping footage of obligatory adorable baby duckies skipping, Frogger-style, through gaps in traffic and being scattered in all directions by wind gusts as cars and trucks speed past.

It appears the ducklings all managed to escape the highway unscathed, before the mother duck hurried the younglings away from the highway and into a grassy glen.
I wonder if the video is online anywhere?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 03, 2012, 07:46:33 AM
FINALS!
Presumably they are now finished? You can't possibly be looking forward to them!!

I'm looking forward to finishing them. I've got two more.
Work hard!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 03, 2012, 11:19:04 PM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on May 03, 2012, 11:23:57 PM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D

No spirits I hope.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 03, 2012, 11:33:34 PM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D

No spirits I hope.
HAH!! Knowing me there will be plenty of spirits. No faith though.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 04, 2012, 07:10:46 AM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D
Yay!!! Beer and free thinking, a perfect combination for setting the world to rights. And then waking up with a hangover and having to go to work  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 04, 2012, 02:05:23 PM
Cecilie just logged on (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)

Where have you been?  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 04, 2012, 02:29:54 PM
Cecilie just logged on (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)

Where have you been?  ;D

I was just thinking about her! :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 04, 2012, 02:35:42 PM
Cecilie just logged on (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3057/yipeesh7.gif)

Where have you been?  ;D

I was just thinking about her! :)
But she didn't post  :-[
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on May 04, 2012, 06:45:33 PM
Come back, Cecilie, we love you!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 04, 2012, 07:28:55 PM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D
Yay!!! Beer and free thinking, a perfect combination for setting the world to rights. And then waking up with a hangover and having to go to work  >:(
More like beer, free thinking, girls kissing, and an incredible set of boobs being flashed for no apparent reason other than to flash them.  Plus my team won in trivia so next thursday we get 38 bux in bar dollars.  So yeah I know where I will be on Thursday.  One thing pissed me off though.  Not one person had a British accent. False advertising I say  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 04, 2012, 07:30:49 PM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D
Yay!!! Beer and free thinking, a perfect combination for setting the world to rights. And then waking up with a hangover and having to go to work  >:(
More like beer, free thinking, girls kissing, and an incredible set of boobs being flashed for no apparent reason other than to flash them.  Plus my team won in trivia so next thursday we get 38 bux in bar dollars.  So yeah I know where I will be on Thursday.  One thing pissed me off though.  Not one person had a British accent. False advertising I say  >:(

Minus the lack of British accent, it sounds like you had an awesome time!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 04, 2012, 07:37:49 PM
An atheist meetup in my area at a British pub called Highlander tonight!! YAY   ;D
Yay!!! Beer and free thinking, a perfect combination for setting the world to rights. And then waking up with a hangover and having to go to work  >:(
More like beer, free thinking, girls kissing, and an incredible set of boobs being flashed for no apparent reason other than to flash them.  Plus my team won in trivia so next thursday we get 38 bux in bar dollars.  So yeah I know where I will be on Thursday.  One thing pissed me off though.  Not one person had a British accent. False advertising I say  >:(

Minus the lack of British accent, it sounds like you had an awesome time!  ;D
There were two more things that kind of pissed me off.  All the atheists were nice, but when I left I said bye to an atheist couple and the woman just said yeah fine.  I kind of walked away from the rudeness.  Oh and the boobs didn't come out more than once. Fricking tease.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 04, 2012, 08:02:12 PM
Sprekenzee doich, eh baby????



(Yes, I know that is horribly mutilated.  I thought it was funnier that way.)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 04, 2012, 08:03:19 PM
Das ist VERBOTEN!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 04, 2012, 08:40:48 PM
Seine Aschmokeit stimmt mit Ihnen  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 04, 2012, 08:53:09 PM
Я говорю некоторые русские!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 04, 2012, 09:05:53 PM
Seine Aschmokeit stimmt mit Ihnen  >:(
Aschmokeit stimmte mit mir uberine  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 04, 2012, 09:07:23 PM
Ooyay eyesgay are-ay illy-say.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 04, 2012, 09:08:40 PM
Ja, jag har en bra tid! Jag talar svenska ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 04, 2012, 09:11:54 PM
Ooyay eyesgay are-ay illy-say.
Did you just call my eyes gay?? If any part of me was gay it would have to be the back of my head.  I can never see what that damn thing is up to...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on May 04, 2012, 11:12:17 PM
Ooyay eyesgay are-ay illy-say.

That's the only one I understood!

Ha ne any honey, hinnie? No, I hannae ony!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on May 05, 2012, 03:27:17 PM
Questo e un conversatione molto strano. Siete tutti pazzi....
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Anti-antidisestablishmentarianism on May 06, 2012, 07:28:17 PM
Ooyay eyesgay are-ay illy-say.

That's the only one I understood!

Ha ne any honey, hinnie? No, I hannae ony!

Yeah I only know a few german sayings. Das ist verboten is pretty easy.  That is forbidden.  Most languages are similar in many ways to other languages.  Spanish is almost like a mirror version of english.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 06, 2012, 09:34:00 PM
Beautiful sunny walk with my two favourite fellas. Wee man was chatting and flirting with everyone while we picked up some fresh strawberries and veggies. Nice afternoon.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 07, 2012, 03:05:47 PM
Quote
ELEANOR HALL: It's the first confirmed sighting of the  (http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3496934.htm)critically endangered species in a decade, and wildlife experts say the late night sighting of a tiger quoll in the Otway Ranges in Victoria is an exciting development for wildlife experts.

The biologist and natural history author Leonard Cronin says it's an important find and he hopes there are more tiger quolls in the same area.

It's a reason to be cheerful but a reminder of how we've stuffed things up.

(http://www.ozanimals.com/image/albums/australia/Mammal/normal_W-TigerQuoll_SeanMcClean.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on May 07, 2012, 03:41:31 PM
Why is it called a tiger quoll when it's got spots?  Not to ignore the central message of your post, which I agree with, I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 07, 2012, 03:48:43 PM
Perhaps it's ill-tempered?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 07, 2012, 04:06:46 PM
Why is it called a tiger quoll when it's got spots?  Not to ignore the central message of your post, which I agree with, I'm just curious.


I have wondered that myself, it is a carnivore.
I think it does sound better than leopard quoll.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 07, 2012, 04:11:56 PM
Why is it called a tiger quoll when it's got spots?  Not to ignore the central message of your post, which I agree with, I'm just curious.


I have wondered that myself, it is a carnivore.
I think it does sound better than leopard quoll.

I like leopard quoll.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 07, 2012, 04:34:01 PM
Speaking of beasties, Pudding, can you confirm that kangaroos actually do hop?  We have a membership to the zoo which means we go near constantly during the spring and summer, and our zoo has a whole herd (flock? pride? school?) of kangaroos, but I've yet to ever see one of them do more than flick an ear while they sleep in the shade.  Are our kangaroos depressed by their zoo lifestyle, or are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on May 07, 2012, 04:54:11 PM
Quote from: Ali
... are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?

All Australians are spectacularly lazy.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 07, 2012, 05:04:08 PM
Speaking of beasties, Pudding, can you confirm that kangaroos actually do hop?  We have a membership to the zoo which means we go near constantly during the spring and summer, and our zoo has a whole herd (flock? pride? school?) of kangaroos, but I've yet to ever see one of them do more than flick an ear while they sleep in the shade.  Are our kangaroos depressed by their zoo lifestyle, or are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?
Mob
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 07, 2012, 05:08:22 PM
Speaking of beasties, Pudding, can you confirm that kangaroos actually do hop?  We have a membership to the zoo which means we go near constantly during the spring and summer, and our zoo has a whole herd (flock? pride? school?) of kangaroos, but I've yet to ever see one of them do more than flick an ear while they sleep in the shade.  Are our kangaroos depressed by their zoo lifestyle, or are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?
Mob

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm found a list of all sorts of animals. Ali, T should like these.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 07, 2012, 05:12:23 PM
Speaking of beasties, Pudding, can you confirm that kangaroos actually do hop?  We have a membership to the zoo which means we go near constantly during the spring and summer, and our zoo has a whole herd (flock? pride? school?) of kangaroos, but I've yet to ever see one of them do more than flick an ear while they sleep in the shade.  Are our kangaroos depressed by their zoo lifestyle, or are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?

I like the question, you know you have questions and you don't ask them, you google and your curiosity is quenched without human interaction.

You have a mob of kangaroos. 
Sheep can be a mob.
People can be a mob without being mobsters.

Kangaroos certainly hop, they have two bouncy legs and a couple of useless TRex style wimpy arms.
I've seen my dog bother a large kangaroo and it stands its ground, using its tail becomes a scary tripod. 
But it's OK 'cause our dog is of a bark at a safe distance breed.

Anyway female roos and probably all wallabies will move fast, just as any threatened grazing prey animal would.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 07, 2012, 05:29:01 PM
Mob! I like that!  Makes me picture a bunch of kangaroos rioting and looting electronic stores. 

Thanks for the confirmation.  I suppose our roos don't have much to run from.  They have an emu in the enclosure as well, but they seem to get on well enough.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 07, 2012, 05:33:54 PM
Speaking of beasties, Pudding, can you confirm that kangaroos actually do hop?  We have a membership to the zoo which means we go near constantly during the spring and summer, and our zoo has a whole herd (flock? pride? school?) of kangaroos, but I've yet to ever see one of them do more than flick an ear while they sleep in the shade.  Are our kangaroos depressed by their zoo lifestyle, or are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?
Mob

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm found a list of all sorts of animals. Ali, T should like these.

Ooooh, thank you!  I love this!  I had no idea that a bunch of apes is called "a shrewdness."  I LOVE that.   We are a shrewdness of atheists, are we not? :D
ETA:  A business of ferrets!!!!  A tower of giraffes!  Ther mental pictures of these are amazing!  I want to paint them!  And I can't even paint!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 07, 2012, 05:41:17 PM
There used to be carnivorous kangaroos, not sure how they operated.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 07, 2012, 05:43:07 PM
That must have been back when they boxed.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 07, 2012, 06:09:41 PM
That must have been back when they boxed.

I don't know much about the boxing thing, isn't that just something played up by unscrupulous circus folks?
I think roos prefer the gloves off disembowelling thing with their proper limbs.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 07, 2012, 08:07:46 PM
Speaking of beasties, Pudding, can you confirm that kangaroos actually do hop?  We have a membership to the zoo which means we go near constantly during the spring and summer, and our zoo has a whole herd (flock? pride? school?) of kangaroos, but I've yet to ever see one of them do more than flick an ear while they sleep in the shade.  Are our kangaroos depressed by their zoo lifestyle, or are all kangaroos spectacularly lazy?
Mob

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm found a list of all sorts of animals. Ali, T should like these.

Ooooh, thank you!  I love this!  I had no idea that a bunch of apes is called "a shrewdness."  I LOVE that.   We are a shrewdness of atheists, are we not? :D
ETA:  A business of ferrets!!!!  A tower of giraffes!  Ther mental pictures of these are amazing!  I want to paint them!  And I can't even paint!

I love these too! A parliament of owls! A gaggle of (evil) geese! An unkindness of ravens! (yes, really.)

Gaggle gaggle gaggle.

That's just fun to say...

And then there's a 'prickle' of porcupines. I love it. Cheerful words indeed.  ;D
 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on May 08, 2012, 01:20:56 AM
I love these too! A parliament of owls! A gaggle of (evil) geese! An unkindness of ravens! (yes, really.)

I'm going to third that -- a romp of otters was just perfect.  And I know I've heard a murder of crows before, I think it was the name of a Ruth Rendell book.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 08, 2012, 01:24:35 AM
No one tell Puddin's new friend that a group of Hippos is called a bloat (she's a bit sensitive as it is.)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 08, 2012, 04:24:31 PM
^^  Haha, I would be too if you naturally assumed my name was "Chub"  ;D

Okay ladies of HAF, new reason to be cheerful.  Get yourself some Archipelago Morning Mint body wash. 

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=fs687130 (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=fs687130)

From the discription: "This moisturizing body wash is infused with stimulating extracts of mint and citrus"

They aren't kidding!  It...um....tingles.  I quite enjoyed my shower this morning.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 08, 2012, 07:59:56 PM
^^  Haha, I would be too if you naturally assumed my name was "Chub"  ;D

She's a hippo!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: rainbowcat212 on May 09, 2012, 04:24:15 AM
My final grades came back and they were really good!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on May 09, 2012, 04:47:26 AM
Okay ladies of HAF, new reason to be cheerful.  Get yourself some Archipelago Morning Mint body wash. 

I noticed one of the reviewer cons on the website was that it was "difficult to use".  Isn't that a squeeze bottle?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 09, 2012, 04:54:16 AM
Okay ladies of HAF, new reason to be cheerful.  Get yourself some Archipelago Morning Mint body wash. 

I noticed one of the reviewer cons on the website was that it was "difficult to use".  Isn't that a squeeze bottle?


The one I got is a pump bottle and I broke the pump this morning trying to get it in the "up" position so I could pump it.  I assume that user had the same problem. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 09, 2012, 08:15:39 AM
Okay ladies of HAF, new reason to be cheerful.  Get yourself some Archipelago Morning Mint body wash. 

I noticed one of the reviewer cons on the website was that it was "difficult to use".  Isn't that a squeeze bottle?


The one I got is a pump bottle and I broke the pump this morning trying to get it in the "up" position so I could pump it.  I assume that user had the same problem. 
Well... errr.... I'm glad it was just a bottle!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 09, 2012, 11:41:39 PM
Our family will be moving back to Newfoundland next summer!

Ottawa's okay and all, but I'm really glad we'll be home, at least for a few more years. :) Can't have the youngster forgetting his lineage and all.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 09, 2012, 11:57:24 PM
Our family will be moving back to Newfoundland next summer!

Ottawa's okay and all, but I'm really glad we'll be home, at least for a few more years. :) Can't have the youngster forgetting his lineage and all.

Oh, wow! That is some huge news for you, for sure! :)

Just out of curiosity, will you be able to continue your current job back home in NFLD? How about your husband?

I'm glad for you, it'll be nice for your kiddo to see the east coast and be closer to family.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 10, 2012, 01:17:05 AM
Our family will be moving back to Newfoundland next summer!

Ottawa's okay and all, but I'm really glad we'll be home, at least for a few more years. :) Can't have the youngster forgetting his lineage and all.

Oh, wow! That is some huge news for you, for sure! :)

Just out of curiosity, will you be able to continue your current job back home in NFLD? How about your husband?

Yep! Pretty much everything will stay the same! My husband will just have to fly back to Ottawa a couple of times a year until he finishes his program. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on May 10, 2012, 06:00:01 AM
Went to lunch with some friends from work, including our old boss who retired 2 yrs ago.  Had a great time catching up and planning to take a possible group cruise to Victoria B.C.  And brought home a slice of rhubard pie that I'm now eating.  I am a happy panda.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 10, 2012, 07:37:36 PM
Our family will be moving back to Newfoundland next summer!

Ottawa's okay and all, but I'm really glad we'll be home, at least for a few more years. :) Can't have the youngster forgetting his lineage and all.

That's awesome DJ!  'Grats on being able to go home!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 10, 2012, 08:03:14 PM
Witnessed a moped vs. stationary excavator trailer today. While that fact is not cheerful, the fact that the moped driver is (Or rather, will be) ok kind of is... It was quite a bang. The moped will at least need a new front wheel. The trailer survived unscathed

I suspect the rain, possibly mist on the helmet to be the likely causes of the crash.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on May 12, 2012, 04:25:50 AM
I'm on Summer Break! Three months of nothing!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 12, 2012, 08:58:41 AM
I'm on Summer Break! Three months of nothing!
There's always HAF  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 12, 2012, 09:10:45 AM
Me, I dislike vacations - There's so little to do that I enjoy doing...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 12, 2012, 02:57:32 PM
Asmo, you see a lot of crazy stuff on the roads (didn't you also almost get hit by a kitchen appliance?)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 12, 2012, 03:08:00 PM
Asmo, you see a lot of crazy stuff on the roads (didn't you also almost get hit by a kitchen appliance?)

I know! I am starting to think that Norway is a dangerous place to drive.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 12, 2012, 03:08:27 PM
There is no more crazy stuff on the roads here than in the rest of the country, it's just that I'm on the road often enough to witness some.

The thing with the moped was expected though, the way they put that trailer there. Mopeds are not known for having very good headlights and when it's dark and raining, seeing the road through the helmet can be difficult.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 12, 2012, 03:12:42 PM
Asmo, you see a lot of crazy stuff on the roads (didn't you also almost get hit by a kitchen appliance?)

I know! I am starting to think that Norway is a dangerous place to drive.

Not really, but the road here is narrow, with lots of turns and ups and downs, and some people drive too fast. Me seeing an occasional (near-)accident is, as stated, is more of a "if you sift through enough sand, you'll find a gold corn" than an indicator of general traffic safety.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 12, 2012, 03:45:53 PM
I'm feeling jolly imagining a thread entitled "Let's git serious"
There's going to be t'ousands of posts and there's going to be proportionally as many of mine in there as Asmo has in this one.  ;) :) :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 12, 2012, 04:30:09 PM
Asmo, you see a lot of crazy stuff on the roads (didn't you also almost get hit by a kitchen appliance?)

I know! I am starting to think that Norway is a dangerous place to drive.

Reason to be VERY cheerful: despite the crazy stuff on the roads, Norway has some of the most beautiful scenery EVER. Just spent the last 10 minutes looking through Google images and OMA  :o is it just gorgeous there.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 12, 2012, 04:39:11 PM
it just gorgeous there.

Ye, Slarty does good work.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 12, 2012, 04:44:43 PM
Yes, Norway does look absolutely gorgeous.

Is it wrong that the picture of Norway, Sweden, and Finland together on a map remind me of (admittedly a bit deformed) male parts?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 12, 2012, 04:58:07 PM
Yes, Norway does look absolutely gorgeous.

Is it wrong that the picture of Norway, Sweden, and Finland together on a map remind me of (admittedly a bit deformed) male parts?

Yes of course it is wrong but in more ways than you imagine.
Finding the roots of your wrongness won't be easy or cheap.
Tell me Ali, when did you first envision yourself kicking Pudding?

Pink=Sigmund Mode
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 12, 2012, 05:03:48 PM
^^^LOL  That's hard to say.  When don't I think about kicking Pudding...  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 12, 2012, 05:15:03 PM
^^^LOL  That's hard to say.  When don't I think about kicking Pudding...  ;D

Interesting....

And how does that make you feel?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 12, 2012, 05:27:43 PM
Yes, Norway does look absolutely gorgeous.

Is it wrong that the picture of Norway, Sweden, and Finland together on a map remind me of (admittedly a bit deformed) male parts?

You mean like this?

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/267/5/f/geology_joke_by_humon-d2zdd5k.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 12, 2012, 06:08:48 PM
^^^LOL  That's hard to say.  When don't I think about kicking Pudding...  ;D

I want to eat Pudding.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 12, 2012, 06:17:09 PM
Yes, Norway does look absolutely gorgeous.

Is it wrong that the picture of Norway, Sweden, and Finland together on a map remind me of (admittedly a bit deformed) male parts?

You mean like this?

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/267/5/f/geology_joke_by_humon-d2zdd5k.jpg)

Haha, yes, like that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 12, 2012, 06:19:20 PM
^^^LOL  That's hard to say.  When don't I think about kicking Pudding...  ;D

I want to eat Pudding.  ;D

Now THAT is something for Dr Sigmund Pudding to analyze. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 12, 2012, 07:18:17 PM
Woohoo!

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp202/budhorse4/Screenshot2012-05-12at21407PM.png)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 12, 2012, 08:36:34 PM
Woohoo!  Way to go, Buddy!  Are you going to use the money to buy more tiny horses?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 12, 2012, 08:41:57 PM
Woohoo!  Way to go, Buddy!  Are you going to use the money to buy more tiny horses?

Nah, I already bought Cash and another one that will be coming up from Kentucky here in a few weeks. This is going to be used to help with bills and such.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: kitty on May 13, 2012, 12:02:22 PM
ahhh, so many reasons to be cheerful.
the sun is out, i might go play in my veggie patch.
lunch later my bestfriend's hs and then usual sunday evening with my folks. we're getting fed for free twice today - whooop!
meanwhile, my toddlers are trashing my house.....grrrr. guess i'll clean that up when the buggers are in bed lol.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 13, 2012, 03:28:09 PM
meanwhile, my toddlers are trashing my house.....grrrr. guess i'll clean that up when the buggers are in bed lol.

I only have one, but I have given up all hope of keeping our home tidy while he's conscious.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 13, 2012, 03:47:33 PM
meanwhile, my toddlers are trashing my house.....grrrr. guess i'll clean that up when the buggers are in bed lol.

I only have one, but I have given up all hope of keeping our home tidy while he's conscious.

Ha, that was my experience too!  T is finally of an age that I can order him out of the house "it's a beautiful day; go play outside." and clean then, but otherwise it's still pretty impossible to tidy up while he's underfoot.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 13, 2012, 04:15:22 PM
My DD's dad showed up with flowers for me that DD helped pay for -- she'd saved up $2.50 from helping him with chores, so she gave it to her dad, certain that would be enough to cover the cost of the awesome bouquet.  ;D I am very cheerful.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 13, 2012, 04:27:30 PM
Aww! That is really sweet Amicale. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 13, 2012, 04:37:21 PM
My DD's dad showed up with flowers for me that DD helped pay for -- she'd saved up $2.50 from helping him with chores, so she gave it to her dad, certain that would be enough to cover the cost of the awesome bouquet.  ;D I am very cheerful.

That is soooooo sweet *tear*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 13, 2012, 06:08:43 PM
My DD's dad showed up with flowers for me that DD helped pay for -- she'd saved up $2.50 from helping him with chores, so she gave it to her dad, certain that would be enough to cover the cost of the awesome bouquet.  ;D I am very cheerful.

What a Sweet Pea!  And again, how wonderful that your DD's dad is such a good friend to you.   :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: kitty on May 13, 2012, 09:06:05 PM
meanwhile, my toddlers are trashing my house.....grrrr. guess i'll clean that up when the buggers are in bed lol.

I only have one, but I have given up all hope of keeping our home tidy while he's conscious.

Ha, that was my experience too!  T is finally of an age that I can order him out of the house "it's a beautiful day; go play outside." and clean then, but otherwise it's still pretty impossible to tidy up while he's underfoot.

feel so validated, thank you. glad i'm not alone lol. most of my friends seem to have immaculate houses, and i'm like..how? nevermind. its not forever and i'm sure i'll be sad when they leave for uni or whatever haha
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on May 13, 2012, 09:33:56 PM
I am not usually a sportsfan, but in this case....

Norway DOMINATED Germany in the hockey cup! 12-4!

(http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0019.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net) (http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0018.gif) (http://www.footballerpictures.co.uk)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: kitty on May 13, 2012, 09:34:56 PM
the boys are in bed and i'm drinking homemade strawberry gin...can things get better? nope.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 13, 2012, 11:12:05 PM
the boys are in bed and i'm drinking homemade strawberry gin...can things get better? nope.
Yes. But I don't know you well enough yet  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on May 13, 2012, 11:22:33 PM
I wasn't gonna say due to the UK members who aren't fans they will have to see it all over the news. But Man City won the Premier League, WOOP! I seriously thought my heart would pop it was that intense.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 14, 2012, 12:00:19 AM
I wasn't gonna say due to the UK members who aren't fans they will have to see it all over the news. But Man City won the Premier League, WOOP! I seriously thought my heart would pop it was that intense.
You refer to the game of soccer?

So you paid no attention that Williams won the Spanish Grand Prix, their first win since 2004!

*jumps up and down screaming at TV, dogs quiver in the kitchen*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on May 14, 2012, 12:37:27 AM
I wasn't gonna say due to the UK members who aren't fans they will have to see it all over the news. But Man City won the Premier League, WOOP! I seriously thought my heart would pop it was that intense.
You refer to the game of soccer?

So you paid no attention that Williams won the Spanish Grand Prix, their first win since 2004!

*jumps up and down screaming at TV, dogs quiver in the kitchen*
Football  >:(

At the time no, I saw the qualifiers, build up, and beginning of the race but being a Mancunian who has supported City since a young lad the F1 was just a way of being occupied. It was probably the craziest end to any sporting season never mind just football.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on May 20, 2012, 10:45:10 PM
Fastest 50+ miler on the road bike.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/180334258#.T7lWddAdoS4.gmail (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/180334258#.T7lWddAdoS4.gmail)
3500 calories burned - a recovery kebab is in order...!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: corgilover on May 23, 2012, 05:36:41 AM
I'm on Summer Break! Three months of nothing!
There's always HAF  :D

Well now there's my month long summer class, but you're right. There's always time on here that will make me very happy even if I know absolutely none of you.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 24, 2012, 02:31:53 AM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 24, 2012, 02:32:45 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on May 24, 2012, 02:51:46 AM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.

A really great celebratory dinner at a 4-star restaurant should make that shock wear off real quick.  Congratulations!  (http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1205/winedheers.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 24, 2012, 03:42:12 AM
Salary just increased by 63%.

Good for you, now you can buy me a drink.

I'd like one of those mango things I got in Nth Queensland years ago please.
Very mysterious thing, I'm sure it defied the laws of physics, you could drink and drink but the level was so slow to drop...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 24, 2012, 04:26:12 AM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.

YAY!! Congratulations! *high fives and hugs!* Way to go, you smart awesome lady, you!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: waitin4godot on May 24, 2012, 10:37:55 AM
Sunny, warm weather with my cup of coffee and biscuits..that's a good start..
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 24, 2012, 10:50:03 AM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.
F***in Hell!!! Woot!!!! Wow!!! Marvelous!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 24, 2012, 10:51:47 AM
Sunny, warm weather with my cup of coffee and biscuits..that's a good start..
You mentioned you are in the Middle East so Sunny and Warm this time of year shouldn't be shock  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on May 24, 2012, 11:00:35 AM
Quote from: Ali
 :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_1.gif) (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_2.gif)(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_3.gif) (http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/greenpinkhugz.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: waitin4godot on May 24, 2012, 11:13:50 AM
Sunny, warm weather with my cup of coffee and biscuits..that's a good start..
You mentioned you are in the Middle East so Sunny and Warm this time of year shouldn't be shock  ;D
indeed  ;D  but winter is winter, it's cold even in here! so these days am cheerful  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on May 24, 2012, 12:54:35 PM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.

That's not a reason to be cheerful, that's a reason to be euphoric. You are worth every dollar.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: kitty on May 24, 2012, 12:55:31 PM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.

A really great celebratory dinner at a 4-star restaurant should make that shock wear off real quick.  Congratulations!  (http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1205/winedheers.gif)

thats awesome! congrats x
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 24, 2012, 01:46:07 PM
Huzzah!! ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on May 24, 2012, 07:20:04 PM
  :o

Got the job.

Kind of in shock.

Salary just increased by 63%.

I wan a pay hike like that!

Congratulations! (http://serve.mysmiley.net/animated/anim_65.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 24, 2012, 07:57:55 PM
Thanks!  I am pretty excited about it.   ;D 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: rainbowcat212 on May 25, 2012, 03:17:15 AM
I'm almost finished helping my mom out for the school year!! That means that I get to have some time off soon!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Hector Valdez on May 26, 2012, 10:58:33 PM
I have a steady job. My sister up north just graduated from high school. Apparently there are a lot of girls who want to sit oon my lap.

Oh: And I sang this at kareoke:(to the tune of "livin la vida loca". :)


Give! Me! Mi-Chael! Jack-son!
He owes me much money!
What? No! He! Can't-be-dead!
How the fuck this happen?!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 26, 2012, 11:36:50 PM
Oh: And I sang this at kareoke:(to the tune of "livin la vida loca". :)


Give! Me! Mi-Chael! Jack-son!
He owes me much money!
What? No! He! Can't-be-dead!
How the fuck this happen?!

Don't remember Living la vida loca that well, but can't quite see how this could work..? The "son" in Jackson, for instance. Where fits in?  ???
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Hector Valdez on May 27, 2012, 02:13:25 AM
Just youtube la vida loca and you'll get the rythym. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 09:17:43 AM
Well, I do remember enough of the chorus to think that it probably belongs there. And that goes:

Upside inside out she's livin la vida loca
She'll push and pull you down livin la vida loca
Her lips are devil red and her skin's the color mocca
She will wear you out livin la vida loca

Overlaying the modified lyrics, I just CAN'T BLOODY GET IT TO FIT!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 27, 2012, 01:13:13 PM
Amicale and I have a coffee date this week  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 01:21:15 PM
The Asmo and coffee have a date too. They are always dating.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on May 27, 2012, 01:25:48 PM
Amicale and I have a coffee date this week  ;D
Woot!!!

POINH


(Pictures Or It Never Happened)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 01:35:10 PM
(Pictures Or It Never Happened)
That, or urine samples showing traces of coffee which came from the same tree... Bush... Blade of grass... Whatever it is coffee comes out of.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on May 27, 2012, 06:07:55 PM
Quote from: DeterminedJuliet
Amicale and I have a coffee date this week  ;D

Excellent, you'll enjoy that.  The chance to meet up is so rare.
Last December a bloke from another forum, whom I've 'known' for years, came by with all his family on the way back from a family Christmas.  They stayed over and we had a really good time - except I kept calling him by his username and his kids fell about laughing.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Hector Valdez on May 27, 2012, 07:02:50 PM
Sounded nice, Oldgit. I'd probably call you by your username too.  :-X
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on May 27, 2012, 07:23:46 PM
A very sweet couple that I know, who had been trying to have a baby for years (and lost 8 in that attempt - yes. 8.) just had a perfectly healthy baby girl. I am over the moon for them. They're going to be the best parents.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on May 27, 2012, 07:52:39 PM
Sounded nice, Oldgit. I'd probably call you by your username too.  :-X
I would expect people from HAF to call me Asmo... And why not?  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on May 27, 2012, 08:05:41 PM
Sounded nice, Oldgit. I'd probably call you by your username too.  :-X
I would expect people from HAF to call me Asmo... And why not?  :D

I like it. Asmo is a cool name.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on May 28, 2012, 12:31:33 AM
Amicale and I have a coffee date this week  ;D

Fun!!!!  I'm sure you two will have a lovely time!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on May 28, 2012, 04:38:54 AM
Amicale and I have a coffee date this week  ;D

Fun!!!!  I'm sure you two will have a lovely time!

 ;D  ;D  ;D Very cheerful indeed about this!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: kitty on June 03, 2012, 08:48:15 AM
A very sweet couple that I know, who had been trying to have a baby for years (and lost 8 in that attempt - yes. 8.) just had a perfectly healthy baby girl. I am over the moon for them. They're going to be the best parents.

thats frickin awesome news!! congrats to them xxx

i'm very pleased today because my little sister, her fiance and their new baby have come to stay for the weekend. they live down south so we dont get to see them as often as we'd like.
so lots of cooing and baby hugging for us! yay!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on June 22, 2012, 04:12:49 PM
On may way to Wales tonight for a high-octane weekend of off-road biking, beer and banter (not necessarily all together).

Kids at home, bike all groomed, bags all packed... Game-on!

Here's where we'll be staying with it's own bar, games room and TV for the footie (Spain V France):

(http://static.booking.com/images/hotel/org/217/2173635.jpg)

3 Hours and counting...
(Yeah, it's gonna be muddy!)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on June 22, 2012, 04:30:55 PM
Wow Siz!  That looks awesome!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on June 22, 2012, 07:37:31 PM
I think I know that place.  It's either Pentrebachyfelinnantyreglwysfawr or somewhere else.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on June 22, 2012, 07:56:30 PM
I think I know that place.  It's either Pentrebachyfelinnantyreglwysfawr or somewhere else.
Exactly right; somewhere else.

This is one of the trails we'll be doing: The Wall, Afan Argoed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bGZnu0WBD8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bGZnu0WBD8)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on June 23, 2012, 11:04:39 AM
A friend of mine and my husband's is coming to visit for a couple of days.  We're going to drag him to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I have a feeling this movie is going to be MST3K worthy. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 23, 2012, 11:08:59 AM
A friend of mine and my husband's is coming to visit for a couple of days.  We're going to drag him to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I have a feeling this movie is going to be MST3K worthy. :D
I saw a trailer for that and it looked utter shite!!!!

Enjoy. I suggest you tie hubby to his seat!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 23, 2012, 11:15:13 AM
The Asmo has located His hair straightener. Global flood on hold.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 23, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
The Asmo has located His hair straightener. Global flood on hold.  :D
You use them on your eyebrows?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 23, 2012, 12:28:14 PM
The Asmo has located His hair straightener. Global flood on hold.  :D
You use them on your eyebrows?
See how nice and un-curly they are alluvasudden?  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on June 23, 2012, 12:30:45 PM
My reason to be cheerful today: the air conditioner was making frightening 'gronking' noises yesterday and we thought it might not be long for this world. Turns out it was just grumpy. (see Asmo? Another gray grumpy thing  :D ) and it's in a much better mood and working well today.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 23, 2012, 12:35:46 PM
The AC is, quite certainly, an Asmoist.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on June 23, 2012, 02:16:14 PM
Why Asmo, your eyebrows are looking divine these days.

I never got the point of a hair straightener for those of us with naturally straight hair until I went to FL and my hair went crazy in the humidity and I didn't have the tools or skills to deal with it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 23, 2012, 02:20:23 PM
Why Asmo, your eyebrows are looking divine these days.

I never got the point of a hair straightener for those of us with naturally straight hair until I went to FL and my hair went crazy in the humidity and I didn't have the tools or skills to deal with it.
Great Priestess speaks the truth. Now, His divine Eyebrows could use a blood offering... Just to insure that they don't curl up again and... The flood and meteor rain and all the consequences.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on June 23, 2012, 02:28:36 PM
A friend of mine and my husband's is coming to visit for a couple of days.  We're going to drag him to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I have a feeling this movie is going to be MST3K worthy. :D
I saw a trailer for that and it looked utter shite!!!!

Enjoy. I suggest you tie hubby to his seat!!
Sometimes a movie is just so bad that it has it own odd charm.  I'm hoping that's the case with this one.   ;D
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Post by: technolud on June 23, 2012, 07:22:58 PM
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A friend of mine and my husband's is coming to visit for a couple of days.  We're going to drag him to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I have a feeling this movie is going to be MST3K worthy. Cheesy
I saw a trailer for that and it looked utter shite!!!!

Enjoy. I suggest you tie hubby to his seat!!
Sometimes a movie is just so bad that it has it own odd charm.  I'm hoping that's the case with this one.   Grin

Abraham Lincoln + vampire + $70,000,000 budget (which means it needs to have broad appeal).

I wouldn't get hopes too far up.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on June 23, 2012, 07:38:24 PM
We never do when we go to the movies.  Some are good, some are bad, and some are in a league of their own.   :D
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Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on June 23, 2012, 11:14:21 PM
Reasons to be cheerful!

1.  I'm reasonably healthy.
2.  My family is reasonably healthy.
3.  I have a job.
4.  I'm going on a two-week vacation/holiday road trip beginning June 30.  Yeah!!!
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Post by: Velma on June 24, 2012, 05:45:09 AM
Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tonight.  It was awesomely bad.  All it needed to be complete was three little heads in the corner.    ;D
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Post by: Sweetdeath on June 24, 2012, 05:27:08 PM
Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tonight.  It was awesomely bad.  All it needed to be complete was three little heads in the corner.    ;D


I kind of want to see it *_*
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Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 24, 2012, 05:30:33 PM
Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tonight.  It was awesomely bad.  All it needed to be complete was three little heads in the corner.    ;D
LOL what a surprise!!!
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Post by: Velma on June 24, 2012, 06:27:33 PM
Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tonight.  It was awesomely bad.  All it needed to be complete was three little heads in the corner.    ;D
LOL what a surprise!!!
Yeah, I was shocked - NOT!  I have to admit that Abe had some moves going on with that ax, however.
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Post by: Asmodean on June 24, 2012, 06:46:20 PM
Yet another movie His Grayness won't bother with. There have been to few good films in my area of preference lately.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on June 24, 2012, 07:10:32 PM
Yet another movie His Grayness won't bother with. There have been to few good films in my area of preference lately.
In my opinion, only two good movies a year come out. I'm very picky.
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Post by: Asmodean on June 24, 2012, 08:09:17 PM
In my opinion, only two good movies a year come out. I'm very picky.
For me, it's usually zero to one. And then I may discover a few more from the year in question much later.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 25, 2012, 12:53:42 AM
Some young people are still courteous and helpful.  A young college student who lives in my building always opens and holds the door for me when we meet entering or leaving the building.  He may well be putting himself thru college by dealing or pimping or both, but he's very proper with me!
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Post by: Asmodean on June 25, 2012, 02:26:33 AM
I find it insulting when people open doors for me unless I'm carrying a mountain of crap. There is, after all, nothing wrong with my motor skills and my IQ is quite sufficient to operate a door. No need to treat me like an invalid, thank you very much.
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Post by: Amicale on June 25, 2012, 04:31:27 AM
I'm with BCE on this one, I always appreciate someone holding a door open for me, whether or not I'm carrying items. I just see it as a friendly, helpful gesture. Nothing more. :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 25, 2012, 06:37:29 AM
I'm with BCE on this one, I always appreciate someone holding a door open for me, whether or not I'm carrying items. I just see it as a friendly, helpful gesture. Nothing more. :)

Me too, particularly since I'm on the shady side of 50 with a limp.  And besides, I've held plenty of doors open in my time, I like being on the receiving end more often now.
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Post by: The Magic Pudding on June 25, 2012, 10:38:46 AM
Hmm doors, there's many factors to take into consideration.  If you open and go through a door and there's someone behind you I think it's reasonable to hold it a bit or give it an extra push so it doesn't close in their face.  I don't think I conform to the usual attractiveness of approaching person/time door held ratio, after all if the world has been kind to them they shouldn't accept extra kindness from me.  If I see BooksCats coming and she's looking particularly wobbly I'll probably pause a bit longer to hold the door, it wouldn't hurt if she bows her back a little and dons a mournful expression.
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Post by: Asmodean on June 25, 2012, 11:15:47 AM
Hmm doors, there's many factors to take into consideration.  If you open and go through a door and there's someone behind you I think it's reasonable to hold it a bit or give it an extra push so it doesn't close in their face.  I don't think I conform to the usual attractiveness of approaching person/time door held ratio, after all if the world has been kind to them they shouldn't accept extra kindness from me.  If I see BooksCats coming and she's looking particularly wobbly I'll probably pause a bit longer to hold the door, it wouldn't hurt if she bows her back a little and dons a mournful expression.
Yes. See, this is reasonable, as defined in The Gray Tome.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 25, 2012, 05:30:15 PM
Hmm doors, there's many factors to take into consideration.  If you open and go through a door and there's someone behind you I think it's reasonable to hold it a bit or give it an extra push so it doesn't close in their face.  I don't think I conform to the usual attractiveness of approaching person/time door held ratio, after all if the world has been kind to them they shouldn't accept extra kindness from me.  If I see BooksCats coming and she's looking particularly wobbly I'll probably pause a bit longer to hold the door, it wouldn't hurt if she bows her back a little and dons a mournful expression.

Attractiveness shouldn't be a factor in door holding etiquette. I generally only go out of my way if the person has their arms full, or has an obvious mobility incomberence.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on June 25, 2012, 05:37:11 PM
Agreed.  I don't think that attractiveness should be part of the equation.  But I would never knowingly let the door close in someone's face if they were coming in behind me, that's just rude.  Has nothing to do with treating them like an invalid.  And like most of you, I take extra care to hold the door if someone has their arms full or seems to have mobility issues.  I appreciate when someone is polite enough to hold the door for me, and I return the favor to those around me.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 25, 2012, 07:33:53 PM
If I see BooksCats coming and she's looking particularly wobbly I'll probably pause a bit longer to hold the door, it wouldn't hurt if she bows her back a little and dons a mournful expression.

What if I gave you a dazzling smile and a cheerful thank you?  What if I gave you a homemade cookie?  (In some circles, I'm known as the Cookie Goddess)

Me, I just hold the door automatically if I get to it first, no matter who's coming up behind me or approaching from the other side.  I also automatically give a quick look around just to make sure I haven't missed seeing someone approaching.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: no_god_know_peace on June 26, 2012, 12:27:13 AM
One of my best friends temporarily moved back to our home town for the summer and now I get to spend more time with her (instead of only seeing her twice a year). That makes me very cheerful :)
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 26, 2012, 04:24:27 AM
Even though I don't like translating, if I'm concentrated and do it quickly enough, I make more in one hour than many people do. ;D

Without having spent years in school for it. ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on June 26, 2012, 09:55:29 AM
Translating can be very boring, but a lot depends on what you are translating and for what purpose.  Interpreting is incredibly demanding.  But still, your English is absolutely on the top line, so you'll be doing it well.  Which direction do you mostly work?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 26, 2012, 02:59:44 PM
Translating can be very boring, but a lot depends on what you are translating and for what purpose.  Interpreting is incredibly demanding.  But still, your English is absolutely on the top line, so you'll be doing it well.  Which direction do you mostly work?

My father wanted me to become a conference interpreter eventually but...meh ::) Pays really well though.

Mostly whatever comes my way, which would mostly be scientific-technical abstracts at the moment. They aren't really all that boring, and on the plus side they're one page at most. When you're starting to get sick of it, it ends. ;D A book on Masonry, now that's boring!

Thing is sometimes I want to completely rewrite what people have written.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 26, 2012, 03:15:13 PM
One of my best friends temporarily moved back to our home town for the summer and now I get to spend more time with her (instead of only seeing her twice a year). That makes me very cheerful :)
That's a very good reason to be cheerful  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on June 26, 2012, 04:35:53 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx
Thing is sometimes I want to completely rewrite what people have written.

Once my daughter asked me to translate a letter from Dutch for her boss.  It was bureaucratic and went on for ever about paragraphs of regulations and stuff.  But the only important bit was that if they didn't get the goods to Holland pdq, they'd lose the contract.  So I just translated If they don't get the gear by next Tuesday, you're fucking dead.  That was in fact all they needed to know.

However, the boss got the fax instead of my daughter, and went running around gibbering, "Is that what they said?  We're fucking dead?"   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on June 26, 2012, 09:22:31 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx
Thing is sometimes I want to completely rewrite what people have written.

Once my daughter asked me to translate a letter from Dutch for her boss.  It was bureaucratic and went on for ever about paragraphs of regulations and stuff.  But the only important bit was that if they didn't get the goods to Holland pdq, they'd lose the contract.  So I just translated If they don't get the gear by next Tuesday, you're fucking dead.  That was in fact all they needed to know.

However, the boss got the fax instead of my daughter, and went running around gibbering, "Is that what they said?  We're fucking dead?"   ;D

That's hilarious.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on June 26, 2012, 11:08:06 PM
This is going to sound really mean, but hear me out.  I am feeling very cheerful because Husband left today to go to a training course in FL and won't be back until Friday.  I know that sounds just awful.  Here's the thing; I love Hubby.  He's my best friend and my partner, and everything in between.  BUT the necessary state of living with another adult is living in compromise.  You have to compromise about food most of the time, and watch shows that you both like most of the time, and even the level of cleanliness is a compromise (I would prefer a spotless house, if that were even possible between having a 4 year old and a 31 year old.  :))  I've lived with Hubby for so long that I almost can't remember how freeing it is to live alone and eat whatever you want and watch whatever you want, and keep your house as clean as you can manage.  I've already gotten the bottom half of the house exactly as I like it (or anyway, as close as I can get with our hardwoods half ripped up) and tonight after T goes to bed I'll clean our bedroom and bathroom.  And then I'm going to watch my favorite movie that I never get to watch (Overboard!)  <3.  I don't feel bad about enjoying being the only adult in the house, I know Hubby feels the same way when I'm traveling on business.   :D
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Post by: Sherman Firefly on June 27, 2012, 08:00:05 AM
This is going to sound really mean, but hear me out.  I am feeling very cheerful because Husband left today to go to a training course in FL and won't be back until Friday.  I know that sounds just awful.  Here's the thing; I love Hubby.  He's my best friend and my partner, and everything in between.  BUT the necessary state of living with another adult is living in compromise.  You have to compromise about food most of the time, and watch shows that you both like most of the time, and even the level of cleanliness is a compromise (I would prefer a spotless house, if that were even possible between having a 4 year old and a 31 year old.  :))  I've lived with Hubby for so long that I almost can't remember how freeing it is to live alone and eat whatever you want and watch whatever you want, and keep your house as clean as you can manage.  I've already gotten the bottom half of the house exactly as I like it (or anyway, as close as I can get with our hardwoods half ripped up) and tonight after T goes to bed I'll clean our bedroom and bathroom.  And then I'm going to watch my favorite movie that I never get to watch (Overboard!)  <3.  I don't feel bad about enjoying being the only adult in the house, I know Hubby feels the same way when I'm traveling on business.   :D
Having time to oneself can be very relaxing and liberating from time to time. My wife isn't a royalist but she likes history and at the moment she's devouring every TV programme about the Queen and all the offshoots about historical monarchs. IT'S DRIVING ME UP THE FUCKING WALL!!!
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Post by: Asmodean on June 27, 2012, 08:04:44 AM
The Asmo, being single, finds that a good reason for being cheerful  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on June 27, 2012, 11:10:08 AM
Yes.  Mrs Git and I have been very happily married for almost 41 years now, and we're by a long way the most solid couple I know.  But it's like Ali and Tank said - first it was all the Royal Jubilee stuff and now it's the bloody tennis.  Every afternoon, tennis on every TV set in the house.  It drives me bloody barmy.

But I keep my cool, because I know she undergoes similar sufferings for me (perhaps I'm not even aware of all of them), and she's the most unselfish person I know, and I love her as much as I did in 1970.

But OMFSM, that f**** tennis drives me up the wall!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 27, 2012, 01:55:26 PM
Yes.  Mrs Git and I have been very happily married for almost 41 years now, and we're by a long way the most solid couple I know.  But it's like Ali and Tank said - first it was all the Royal Jubilee stuff and now it's the bloody tennis.  Every afternoon, tennis on every TV set in the house.  It drives me bloody barmy.

But I keep my cool, because I know she undergoes similar sufferings for me (perhaps I'm not even aware of all of them), and she's the most unselfish person I know, and I love her as much as I did in 1970.

But OMFSM, that f**** tennis drives me up the wall!

 :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 27, 2012, 03:24:37 PM
This is going to sound really mean, but hear me out.  I am feeling very cheerful because Husband left today to go to a training course in FL and won't be back until Friday.  I know that sounds just awful. 

Doesn't sound awful at all.  It's a mini-vacation from togetherness that makes togetherness endurable!
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Post by: Amicale on June 27, 2012, 07:55:08 PM
This is going to sound really mean, but hear me out.  I am feeling very cheerful because Husband left today to go to a training course in FL and won't be back until Friday.  I know that sounds just awful. 

Doesn't sound awful at all.  It's a mini-vacation from togetherness that makes togetherness endurable!

Right :) I believe the title of an old country song was something like 'if you don't go away, I'll never be able to miss you'.  :D

It has a good point, though. We need some alone time or at least some personal time to recharge, be ourselves, and relax a little. Nothing awful about that, at all. Kinda like how as much as I love my daughter more than anything, and love spending time with her and being her mom... I get VERY cheerful whenever I have the chance to have an uninterrupted adult conversation.  :D (even if some part of it's inevitably spent talking about her, LOL) -  heck, for that reason alone, HAF makes me cheerful!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on June 28, 2012, 06:34:39 AM
My girlfriend is getting me way too obsessed with the old anime from the 90's; Slam Dunk. I have waited too long to see this series.

I am not in any way a basketball fan, but am in love with sports theme anime series. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on June 28, 2012, 09:36:21 AM
Quote from: Amicale
Kinda like how as much as I love my daughter more than anything, and love spending time with her and being her mom... I get VERY cheerful whenever I have the chance to have an uninterrupted adult conversation.

With the accent on uninterrupted !  Don't I know it.  My grandson Cap'n B is staying with us this weekend.  I shall enjoy it so much, and pick up conversations with the wife when he's gone back.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on June 28, 2012, 02:17:43 PM
Quote from: Amicale
Kinda like how as much as I love my daughter more than anything, and love spending time with her and being her mom... I get VERY cheerful whenever I have the chance to have an uninterrupted adult conversation.

With the accent on uninterrupted !  Don't I know it.  My grandson Cap'n B is staying with us this weekend.  I shall enjoy it so much, and pick up conversations with the wife when he's gone back.

Hahaha, this is so true.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on June 30, 2012, 04:43:35 AM
I just survived a tornado that hit Maryland like 20 mins ago O_O 80miles an hour wind!
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Post by: Buddy on June 30, 2012, 05:07:57 AM
I think news said around 65 mph here. It was pitch black at 2pm.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on June 30, 2012, 05:27:31 AM
I think news said around 65 mph here. It was pitch black at 2pm.
Where do you live?
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Post by: Buddy on June 30, 2012, 06:48:09 PM
I think news said around 65 mph here. It was pitch black at 2pm.
Where do you live?

About 3 hours east of Chicago.
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Post by: Guardian85 on June 30, 2012, 10:16:59 PM
Having my "Saturday night, done at work" beer right now. Best beer of the week.
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Post by: Sandra Craft on June 30, 2012, 10:21:49 PM
Got a hair cut which my girlfriend assures me is causing me to bear a resemblence to Jamie Lee Curtis.  Definitely like that, tho I don't see it myself.  That she's continuing to suggest my hair would look even better dyed red I'm managing to ignore politely.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on June 30, 2012, 10:32:17 PM
Got a hair cut which my girlfriend assures me is causing me to bear a resemblence to Jamie Lee Curtis.  Definitely like that, tho I don't see it myself.  That she's continuing to suggest my hair would look even better dyed red I'm managing to ignore politely.


I'd take it as a compliment! Jamie Lee Curtis is awesome.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 30, 2012, 10:32:50 PM
Reds tend to be the more lasting among the more artificial-looking colors. If you get the front and sides black and a patch of red layered in at the back, that looks very good on many people.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on June 30, 2012, 10:50:14 PM
Got a hair cut which my girlfriend assures me is causing me to bear a resemblence to Jamie Lee Curtis.  Definitely like that, tho I don't see it myself.  That she's continuing to suggest my hair would look even better dyed red I'm managing to ignore politely.


I'd take it as a compliment! Jamie Lee Curtis is awesome.

I do take it as a compliment -- I've always like Jamie Lee Curtis and am particularly gleeful that she's let her hair go grey naturally.  It helps me with certain arguments.

Reds tend to be the more lasting among the more artificial-looking colors. If you get the front and sides black and a patch of red layered in at the back, that looks very good on many people.

No, just . . . no.  If nothing else, I am way too lazy and indifferent to keep up with the maintenance for dyed hair.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on June 30, 2012, 11:33:05 PM
No, just . . . no.  If nothing else, I am way too lazy and indifferent to keep up with the maintenance for dyed hair.

I'm lazy too, but I'm also vain.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Malakoot on July 04, 2012, 12:05:51 AM
Reasons to be cheerful .... hmmm I guess because we have more chances everyday to heal our wounds and forgive, to do something creative, to love and find great people, to do something helpful to the society, etc.

As long as there's second chance, nothing should trouble us much!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 04, 2012, 12:14:51 AM
Reasons to be cheerful .... hmmm I guess because we have more chances everyday to heal our wounds and forgive, to do something creative, to love and find great people, to do something helpful to the society, etc.

As long as there's second chance, nothing should trouble us much!
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Something, it needs to be done. (http://files.myopera.com/debplatt/smiley/browraise.gif)

Hang around The Asmo and you'll be fixed in no time!
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Post by: OldGit on July 04, 2012, 08:50:05 AM
Happy 4th of July to the Murrikins.  I bet you wish you'd stuck with us. ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 04, 2012, 06:32:11 PM
Happy 4th of July to the Murrikins.  I bet you wish you'd stuck with us. ;)

On more days than this, but we'll muddle thru.  Somehow.  In the meantime I'm making Brunswick Stew based on my memories of my Alabaman Dad's stew, my girlfriend's memories of her Texan mother's stew and a South Carolina recipe I found on line.  Between the three of us, I figure we should be able to cobble up some kind of traditional Southern stew.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: analyzedatheist on July 05, 2012, 02:24:32 AM
Given my undying positive attitude, a good reason to be cheerful is just being alive.  As an atheist I value this life, the only life I have, and I do my best to live it to the fullest and be as good as I can be every day.  My chances of actually being here are so small that sometimes I marvel at my own existence.  I feel very fortunate to be privileged enough to live in a western country where I can have food and water at any time, and that I have a good job that helps me pay the bills.

I have my health, family, and friends.  And most of all, my wife.  She's the best.

These are all reasons to be cheerful.

-Terry
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Post by: Buddy on July 05, 2012, 02:38:37 AM
Spent the day swimming in the river with Mom, Mom's SO, and the Rottweiler. Then came home and had ribs on the grill. A very good day indeed.
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Post by: Ihateyoumike on July 05, 2012, 08:00:05 PM
I'm hoping to find some reasons soon. Been a while since I've had any.  :(
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 05, 2012, 09:10:26 PM
Dear Husband's sister is having a baby! More cousins for wee man! Yaaaay!
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Post by: Ali on July 05, 2012, 09:48:45 PM
Yay!  Congrats DJ, YA, and WM.
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Post by: Asmodean on July 05, 2012, 10:07:38 PM
I'm hoping to find some reasons soon. Been a while since I've had any.  :(
It pleases His Grayness that you find being cheery unreasonable. There is hope for humanity, after all... *Musing* Maybe delay the asteroid impact a little... */Musing*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 06, 2012, 03:28:37 AM
Dear Husband's sister is having a baby! More cousins for wee man! Yaaaay!

Congratulations!  I'm guessing she's due around January, so a snow-baby.


For my part in cheerfulness, I saw a podiatrist today who said I had the feet of a 20 yr old.  I'd rather have the knees of a 20 year old, but I'm happy with young feet.
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 06, 2012, 04:37:11 AM
Holy Noodles, I just got my organic chemistry results and 53% of the class got a D.  :o
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Post by: OldGit on July 06, 2012, 09:13:46 AM
^ Did you get a D, too?


Yesterday the charity I support took some disabled people to an excellent local adventure centre.  The staff went several extra miles to give them a good time, but this beats all:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Ring-bell.jpg)

This lad is wheelchair bound and has no leg function at all.  He took it into his head he was going to ring the bell at the top of the 40 foot climbing wall.  This was impossible with the normal safety harness, but the instructors rigged up some extra kit and literally hauled him up.  At the same time they let him get the impression that he was doing most of the climbing himself.  When he rang that bell, the cheers could be heard for miles!  That's one very proud and happy lad.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 06, 2012, 04:28:52 PM
Git, that choked me up a little.  That is awesome!  I took "Adventure Experience" in high school (basically a rock climbing gym class) and I have to say that ringing that bell at the top is one of the best feelings ever even for someone who is able bodied. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 06, 2012, 10:41:57 PM
^ Did you get a D, too?


Yesterday the charity I support took some disabled people to an excellent local adventure centre.  The staff went several extra miles to give them a good time, but this beats all:

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/Ring-bell.jpg)

This lad is wheelchair bound and has no leg function at all.  He took it into his head he was going to ring the bell at the top of the 40 foot climbing wall.  This was impossible with the normal safety harness, but the instructors rigged up some extra kit and literally hauled him up.  At the same time they let him get the impression that he was doing most of the climbing himself.  When he rang that bell, the cheers could be heard for miles!  That's one very proud and happy lad.

That's so cool OG. They should put those types of stories in the media instead of the kind of stuff they put there.

Yes, I got a D. Still have a slight chance of getting a C with a retest, but I'm not counting on it. I put that in this cheerful thread because it's objective data that something else is going on rather than just me. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 07, 2012, 12:24:57 AM
Two words: Sung Kang
I am seriously in love with him.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on July 07, 2012, 02:15:21 AM
Old Git, that picture and story REALLY made me smile. :) Thanks for that. I needed it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2012, 03:07:57 PM
I have somebody looking a Vinnie tomorrow. She wants a horse to take on the trails and just ride for fun. Crossing all of my available appendages that this goes well.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 07, 2012, 03:11:15 PM
I shall ask the FSM to cross His Noodly Appendage for you, too.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2012, 03:18:01 PM
I shall make a sacrifice to the Great Grey One as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 07, 2012, 03:19:23 PM
Good luck Buddy!  Would Vinnie make a good trail horse?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2012, 03:20:18 PM
Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2012, 03:23:05 PM
Good luck Buddy!  Would Vinnie make a good trail horse?

He seems to immensely enjoy it when I take him. Very relaxing for the both of us.

Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...

Just finished my coffee.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 07, 2012, 03:29:27 PM

Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...

Just finished my coffee.  ;D

Me too!  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2012, 03:31:10 PM

Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...

Just finished my coffee.  ;D

Me too!  :)

What is this "finishing" of coffee, of which you speak?  For me, there is no "finishing," there is merely pausing briefly before the next gallon or so.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2012, 03:33:09 PM

Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...

Just finished my coffee.  ;D

Me too!  :)

What is this "finishing" of coffee, of which you speak?  For me, there is no "finishing," there is merely pausing briefly before the next gallon or so.

Anything over three cups a day is dangerous for my sanity.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 07, 2012, 03:34:32 PM
I only let myself have one cup a day, otherwise I get addicted and jittery. Not good.

Oh, I do enjoy that one cup, though. *looks off dreamily*
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 07, 2012, 03:36:30 PM

Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...

Just finished my coffee.  ;D

Me too!  :)

What is this "finishing" of coffee, of which you speak?  For me, there is no "finishing," there is merely pausing briefly before the next gallon or so.

Same here.  I try to cap myself at 3 cups, but I rarely stick to that. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2012, 03:37:13 PM
My last history teacher would drink about four cups in a seventy minute period. I never understood how he didn't have a heart attack. Cool guy though,  Russian.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2012, 03:38:10 PM

Coffee and HAF, a nice Saturday morning...

Just finished my coffee.  ;D

Me too!  :)

What is this "finishing" of coffee, of which you speak?  For me, there is no "finishing," there is merely pausing briefly before the next gallon or so.

Anything over three cups a day is dangerous for my sanity.

"Sanity"?  What is this "Sanity" of which you speak?...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 07, 2012, 03:40:21 PM
My last history teacher would drink about four cups in a seventy minute period. I never understood how he didn't have a heart attack. Cool guy though,  Russian.
Natural selection has killed off all Russians incapable of surviving toxic levels of alcohol and caffeine.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2012, 03:40:52 PM
My last history teacher would drink about four cups in a seventy minute period. I never understood how he didn't have a heart attack. Cool guy though,  Russian.

My first physics teacher in High School drank about four cups of Irish coffee in a 50 minute period.  I never understood how he didn't get fired.  Cool guy, though, alcoholic.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 07, 2012, 03:41:43 PM
If I was a high school teacher, I'd probably want to drink on the job, too.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 07, 2012, 03:42:23 PM
My last history teacher would drink about four cups in a seventy minute period. I never understood how he didn't have a heart attack. Cool guy though,  Russian.

I think some people are less susceptible to the effects of caffeine than others.  Your history teacher and I would be in that category.  I've never made myself sick or jittery with coffee, and I can drink it any time of the day or night and it doesn't keep me up.  I also don't get headaches or sick if I skip it for a couple of days.  But I do crave it, which makes me think my body likes the caffeine an awful lot.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 07, 2012, 03:42:36 PM
If I was a high school teacher, I'd probably want to drink on the job, too.
But not caffeine  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 07, 2012, 03:44:51 PM
My last history teacher would drink about four cups in a seventy minute period. I never understood how he didn't have a heart attack. Cool guy though,  Russian.

I think some people are less susceptible to the effects of caffeine than others.  Your history teacher and I would be in that category.  I've never made myself sick or jittery with coffee, and I can drink it any time of the day or night and it doesn't keep me up.  I also don't get headaches or sick if I skip it for a couple of days.  But I do crave it, which makes me think my body likes the caffeine an awful lot.

I used to be like this and then I turned 25 and my body decided it was going to start developing sensitivities to many things.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2012, 03:45:16 PM
If I was a high school teacher, I'd probably want to drink on the job, too.

None of us blamed him...we were awful...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 07, 2012, 03:47:42 PM
My last history teacher would drink about four cups in a seventy minute period. I never understood how he didn't have a heart attack. Cool guy though,  Russian.

I think some people are less susceptible to the effects of caffeine than others.  Your history teacher and I would be in that category.  I've never made myself sick or jittery with coffee, and I can drink it any time of the day or night and it doesn't keep me up.  I also don't get headaches or sick if I skip it for a couple of days.  But I do crave it, which makes me think my body likes the caffeine an awful lot.

I can most definitely relate.  I've never suffered withdrawal from lack of caffeine, if for some reason I happen to skip it one day, nor have I been subject to any extreme effects by consuming too much...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 07, 2012, 04:14:11 PM
I also have a high tolerance for caffeine, though I don't regularly drink highly concentrated doses. I do get withdrawal headaches though. :(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 07, 2012, 06:54:01 PM
We drink two large mugs each before we get out of bed (coffee-maker at the bedside).  Then we drink at least three more later on.  But when we're away from home and don't get so much coffee, we don't seem to notice any ill effects.  I suppose we're just used to the stuff but not addicted.  Or we're too old to react.  It beats me.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 09, 2012, 01:36:48 AM
One more week...then holidays!:D


I can't wait to just be able to simply do what I want and kill time. ;D It's what I did the whole semester but that nagging feeling at the back of one's head that keeps reminding you that you have things to do is so annoying. No one needs that ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 09, 2012, 06:41:42 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on July 09, 2012, 06:46:23 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.

Congratulations on getting old(er).  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 09, 2012, 06:50:27 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.

Happy Birthday!!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 09, 2012, 06:53:28 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.
Happy New orbit day!!
May you have many, many more  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 09, 2012, 06:57:58 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.

Congratulations on getting old(er).  ;)

*splutter splutter* 

 :D

Thanks everybody!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Buddy on July 09, 2012, 06:59:14 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.

Happy cakeday!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Crow on July 09, 2012, 07:06:27 PM
Happy cakeday!

 :o somebody else says happy cake day.

Happy Birthday Ali, hope you have a lovely day and don't have to work too much.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 09, 2012, 07:07:55 PM
Nope!  Took the day off work, so I'm just relaxing.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on July 09, 2012, 07:13:55 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.

Have a good'n Ali. May your nap be vigorous and your massage restful...



Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: AnimatedDirt on July 09, 2012, 07:22:24 PM
Today is my birthday.  I took the day off work, and just treated myself to a massage.  Later, I think I'll take a nap.

Happy Birthday!  :) 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 09, 2012, 07:40:03 PM
Happy B'Day Ali!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 09, 2012, 08:31:58 PM
I already did this whole happy birthday thing, but still... Many not-too-miserable returns, if that be prefered.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on July 09, 2012, 08:35:31 PM
I already did this whole happy birthday thing, but still... Many not-too-miserable returns, if that be prefered.

Next she'll be expecting one every year. Tuh! These congratulatory posts arent cheap you know...
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 09, 2012, 08:46:04 PM
I already did this whole happy birthday thing, but still... Many not-too-miserable returns, if that be prefered.

Next she'll be expecting one every year. Tuh! These congratulatory posts arent cheap you know...

LMAO!

Asmo, where did you do the whole happy birthday thing?  I missed it!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 09, 2012, 09:53:11 PM
Asmo, where did you do the whole happy birthday thing?  I missed it!
Skype was yelling at me about it, so I skyped it to you.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 09, 2012, 10:11:49 PM
Happy Birthday, Ali!! I will be first in line to buy your "The Whole Burrito Workout Video"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 10, 2012, 08:52:08 AM
Ali, I'm so sorry I missed the day. I can still wish you Many Happy Returns, and hope you had a good time.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 10, 2012, 09:22:36 AM
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1HVjt8NWZgsqyaPuVWE99ZDR1_2d4hdNRzEQTtS7PK-jWvbt-DsgtJb0)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on July 10, 2012, 09:42:05 AM
Today (July 10th) is my second wedding anniversary!   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Wrath on July 10, 2012, 09:47:16 AM
Today (July 10th) is my second wedding anniversary!   ;D
Congratulations!

I know this is the thread for cheerfulness, but the first thing that came to my mind when I read this is how I cannot currently get married where I live.  :'(

Ah well, I suppose I can come up with something else to be cheerful about. I may have let my teeth get very yellow as a teen, but in about eight hours I will have them extensively whitened.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on July 10, 2012, 09:54:46 AM
Today (July 10th) is my second wedding anniversary!   ;D
Congratulations!

I know this is the thread for cheerfulness, but the first thing that came to my mind when I read this is how I cannot currently get married where I live.  :'(
I'm sorry to hear that.  Damned religious bigotry!  (I will not rant, I will not rant, I will not rant...)

Ah well, I suppose I can come up with something else to be cheerful about. I may have let my teeth get very yellow as a teen, but in about eight hours I will have them extensively whitened.  ;D
That should perk up your smile.   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 10, 2012, 05:10:34 PM
Velma - Happy anniversary!  Do you have any fun plans?

I know this is the thread for cheerfulness, but the first thing that came to my mind when I read this is how I cannot currently get married where I live.  :'(

Assuming you are talking about same sex marriage, I have absolute faith that this is going to change.  I think that our grandchildren will look back on the laws against gay marriage with the same bemused contempt that we look at the old laws against interracial marriage.  Those that oppose it will find themselves on the wrong side of history within a generation.  I know that isn't a huge comfort to those that are currently facing this discrimination, but I hope that you know that there are millions of us out there that won't stop writing, talking, voting, protesting, marching, and fighting until you have the same rights as anyone else.  I hope that cheers you a little.   :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on July 10, 2012, 06:27:04 PM
Velma - Happy anniversary!  Do you have any fun plans?
Nothing today, but this weekend we have several friends coming.  It should be a lot of fun.  Since the weather's cooled off a bit we'll be able to do some stuff outside.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 10, 2012, 08:29:00 PM
Happy anniversary, Velma!  Many more of 'em.  Our 41st is a week today.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Recusant on July 10, 2012, 09:07:54 PM
Happy anniversary, Velma!  Best wishes to you and your husband.   :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Tom62 on July 10, 2012, 09:09:10 PM
Yes, happy anniversary from me to you as well.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 11, 2012, 12:05:57 PM
Today (July 10th) is my second wedding anniversary!   ;D
And you're still alive. That's quite impressive  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 11, 2012, 12:06:29 PM
Happy anniversary, Velma!  Many more of 'em.  Our 41st is a week today.
Good Lord!!! 41!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 11, 2012, 12:30:03 PM
It's a bit puzzling - what's the gift for the 41st?  40 was ruby, no problem, but then what?  Melamine, Preparation H, Concrete?  Does anybody know?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 11, 2012, 12:36:18 PM
It's a bit puzzling - what's the gift for the 41st?  40 was ruby, no problem, but then what?  Melamine, Preparation H, Concrete?  Does anybody know?

Cheese on toast.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 11, 2012, 01:35:46 PM
It's a bit puzzling - what's the gift for the 41st?  40 was ruby, no problem, but then what?  Melamine, Preparation H, Concrete?  Does anybody know?

According to this (http://ketutar.wordpress.com/2007/07/19/wedding-anniversaries-1-100/), land. 
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 11, 2012, 02:08:32 PM
Wow!  41! That is awesome.  Hahaha about "land" being the gift.  You must rush out an buy Mrs. Git an estate, stat.

Our 7th anni is on the 17th of this month.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on July 11, 2012, 02:13:18 PM
Wow!  41! That is awesome.  Hahaha about "land" being the gift.  You must rush out an buy Mrs. Git an estate, stat.

Our 7th anni is on the 17th of this month.  :)

My 7th is on the 23rd.

Congrats all.

Hell, why not...another group hug.... ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on July 11, 2012, 02:15:13 PM
It's a bit puzzling - what's the gift for the 41st?  40 was ruby, no problem, but then what?  Melamine, Preparation H, Concrete?  Does anybody know?

Anthrax??
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 11, 2012, 02:54:30 PM
Thank you for that, Siz!  :D
Thanks for the link, DJ, but it only says land is the modern gift and doesn't name a traditional one.  That lets me off buying Mrs Git a property, I think.
On the whole, Pudding's cheese on toast is a decent idea.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 11, 2012, 02:54:53 PM
It's a bit puzzling - what's the gift for the 41st?  40 was ruby, no problem, but then what?  Melamine, Preparation H, Concrete?  Does anybody know?
Don't listen to them - it's quite obviously a time machine.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Guardian85 on July 11, 2012, 05:48:47 PM
I'm going on vacation tomorrow. A weekend in Rome followed by a week long cruise in the eastern mediterranean. Can't wait!

Will get you some pics from the Vatican.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 11, 2012, 06:01:35 PM
I'm going on vacation tomorrow. A weekend in Rome followed by a week long cruise in the eastern mediterranean. Can't wait!

Will get you some pics from the Vatican.

That is so cool -- I'm requesting scenery shots of the Mediterranean as well.  I'd wish you a fun time but I think that's in the bag.  Um, get a tan?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 11, 2012, 06:06:56 PM
How fun!  Have a great time!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Velma on July 11, 2012, 06:08:27 PM
Today (July 10th) is my second wedding anniversary!   ;D
And you're still alive. That's quite impressive  ;)
Yes it is.   :D

Thanks everyone.  I had to work so we really didn't have a chance to do anything yesterday.

Congratulations OldGit!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 11, 2012, 06:40:30 PM
I'm going on vacation tomorrow. A weekend in Rome followed by a week long cruise in the eastern mediterranean. Can't wait!

Will get you some pics from the Vatican.

Cool!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 11, 2012, 10:10:36 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRPRgk181Hst6cEdSNk1ndU2uXNrHerkFC6fJYqsBX7X-h2WrwBtkbcQS0)

A polystyrene box with plants in it is like a little piece of land.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 11, 2012, 10:11:31 PM
^^ That's actually a really cute/sweet idea.  Pudding must be a good husband.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 11, 2012, 11:20:19 PM
^^ That's actually a really cute/sweet idea.  Pudding must be a good husband.

I have a sneaking suspicion he's not a boring one.  ;D

As for me, a funny (good) thing kinda happened today. You see, I'm quickly approaching the final term of my tech writing program and, in our last term, we need to arrange a work practicum. Even though we're living in Ottawa, I wanted to set something up in Newfoundland because that's where we ultimately want to end up, and I thought it'd be good to start making connections in the province, etc. 

Anyhoo, there's a software company back home that seemed interesting, so I wrote them an e-mail and sent them some information yesterday. Today, my sister-in-law calls me and is like, "Hey! Did you e-mail ______ about a placement?" It turns out that my sister-in-law's, husband's sister-in-law works at the company, recognized my name (we've met before) and can put in a good word for me. I had to laugh, because it was totally one of those "small world" moments.   
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 12, 2012, 12:34:55 AM
I'm going on vacation tomorrow. A weekend in Rome followed by a week long cruise in the eastern mediterranean. Can't wait!

Will get you some pics from the Vatican.
Take me with you~~  :o
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 12, 2012, 08:48:55 AM
Good news, DJ!

Pudding, I think you've just cracked the gift problem.  Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 12, 2012, 09:44:16 AM
^^ That's actually a really cute/sweet idea.  Pudding must be a good husband.

See this, see this! I have cute/sweet ideas.
I offer Styrofoam boxes with dirt in them as gifts, so sweet. 
I'm not cheap, not cheap at all.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 12, 2012, 12:54:23 PM
I'm going on vacation tomorrow. A weekend in Rome followed by a week long cruise in the eastern mediterranean. Can't wait!

Will get you some pics from the Vatican.
...And I'm going on vacation in ten days. If you want, I can get you some pics of the Swedish forest - if I choose that route.  :-\
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 13, 2012, 08:17:17 PM
^ Swedish forest, yes!


I got a letter in the mail today saying that I made the Dean's Honours List for my program. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 13, 2012, 08:18:23 PM
Sounds like good news!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 13, 2012, 08:42:23 PM
^ Swedish forest, yes!


I got a letter in the mail today saying that I made the Dean's Honours List for my program. ;D
Woot!!!!

Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 13, 2012, 08:57:28 PM
Great job DJ!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 13, 2012, 09:38:43 PM
^ Swedish forest, yes!
Not much to look at, but I'll take some pics
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 13, 2012, 09:50:30 PM
I got a letter in the mail today saying that I made the Dean's Honours List for my program. ;D

Congrats!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on July 13, 2012, 09:59:55 PM
^ Swedish forest, yes!


I got a letter in the mail today saying that I made the Dean's Honours List for my program. ;D

Confirmation if it were needed of the intellectual distinction of our rarefied membership.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Black Jester on July 13, 2012, 10:20:33 PM
The "monsoons" have come to Santa Fe.  "And there was much rejoicing..."
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 14, 2012, 03:44:27 AM
^ Swedish forest, yes!

Seconded.  I'd love to see a Swedish forest, if the Asmo happens to wander that way.


Quote
I got a letter in the mail today saying that I made the Dean's Honours List for my program. ;D

Splendid work, DJ!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 14, 2012, 04:02:24 AM
Thanks for the warm fuzzies, guys :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 14, 2012, 04:19:23 AM
Congrats, DJ.
(I know i'm late.)


I'm wearing those Korean detoxifying masks from The Face Shop.
I am addicted to those at only $2 per mask.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 14, 2012, 05:13:09 AM
Seconded.  I'd love to see a Swedish forest, if the Asmo happens to wander that way.
If not, you will get the much more interesting pictures from Norway with fjords and towns and mountains and whatnot. It is a shorter route, but the speed limits are lower. The Sweden route pretty much goes through the forest all the way.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 14, 2012, 05:22:08 AM
Congrats, DJ!

(I haven't been checking this thread, but better congratulate late then never)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 14, 2012, 05:29:37 AM
Thanks for the warm fuzzies, guys :)

I haven't got a warm fuzzie but here's a koala stamp.

(http://i.imgur.com/naeaP.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on July 14, 2012, 06:22:41 AM
Thanks for the warm fuzzies, guys :)

Yay DJ!! Woot! Way to go!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Recusant on July 14, 2012, 07:19:05 AM
Well done, DeterminedJuliet! (http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1205/winedheers.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 14, 2012, 07:25:51 AM
I feel cheerful. Holidays. :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 14, 2012, 05:45:34 PM
Seconded.  I'd love to see a Swedish forest, if the Asmo happens to wander that way.
If not, you will get the much more interesting pictures from Norway with fjords and towns and mountains and whatnot. It is a shorter route, but the speed limits are lower. The Sweden route pretty much goes through the forest all the way.

Excellent either way, I think.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 14, 2012, 06:39:44 PM
That was the 1200th reply on this thread!!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 14, 2012, 06:48:12 PM
That was the 1200th reply on this thread!!!!


Congratulations, I'd take some satisfaction if I created a thread that lived so long.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 14, 2012, 07:13:29 PM
That was the 1200th reply on this thread!!!!


Congratulations, I'd take some satisfaction if I created a thread that lived so long.
Thank you. I hadn't thought of it that way.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 15, 2012, 03:43:01 AM
This thread is hardcore!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 15, 2012, 05:28:32 PM
Going today to visit my cousin and her family.  Growing up, we were more like sisters than cousins.  She lives about an hour and half away, so I don't get to see her as often as I would like.  She has a 3 month old daughter that I will get to hold and snuggle for the duration.   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on July 16, 2012, 02:55:22 AM
Going today to visit my cousin and her family.  Growing up, we were more like sisters than cousins.  She lives about an hour and half away, so I don't get to see her as often as I would like.  She has a 3 month old daughter that I will get to hold and snuggle for the duration.   ;D

Awesome, hope you had a wonderful time!!  :D Snuggling babies is awesome.
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Post by: Asmodean on July 16, 2012, 06:41:37 AM
Awesome, hope you had a wonderful time!!  :D Snuggling babies is awesome.
If I believed in hell... That would more or less be my idea of it.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 16, 2012, 09:55:27 AM
Awesome, hope you had a wonderful time!!  :D Snuggling babies is awesome.
If I believed in hell... That would more or less be my idea of it.


...Same.

This, and being stuck in a small, narrow elevator with three screaming children or babies.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on July 16, 2012, 10:45:14 AM
Awesome, hope you had a wonderful time!!  :D Snuggling babies is awesome.
If I believed in hell... That would more or less be my idea of it.

Not if you were the baby.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 16, 2012, 11:02:00 AM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 16, 2012, 11:50:39 AM
BOOKS!

NEW ICON; I LOVE IT! :D
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Post by: OldGit on July 16, 2012, 11:52:20 AM
^ Me, too.
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Post by: Siz on July 16, 2012, 12:57:18 PM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)

Not even...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7582154552_6afe81c7fd_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 16, 2012, 01:08:53 PM
Quote from: Scissorlegs
Not even...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7582154552_6afe81c7fd_z.jpg)

Aaah! That's so cute, da ickle wickle Asmo. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 16, 2012, 01:09:39 PM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)

Not even...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7582154552_6afe81c7fd_z.jpg)
That looks scarily like my Grandson!!!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 16, 2012, 01:43:04 PM
BOOKS!

NEW ICON; I LOVE IT! :D

Heh, me too.  They didn't get the Gorey quote quite right, but what the heck.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 16, 2012, 01:55:53 PM
My Grandson. 18mo.

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5666/imag0021mw.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 16, 2012, 02:07:49 PM
Tank!  He is adorable!!!  What a sweet smiley little guy!!!  (Much more enticing than Asmo in a diaper.  Much.)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 16, 2012, 02:20:38 PM
Aww! what a cutie! Pinch his liddle cheeks, I could! (Tanks' grandson, not Asmo :P)

My cheerfulness today is brought to you by the fact that we're leaving for Newfoundland tomorrow! We'll be there for two weeks! Can't wait!  ;D
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Post by: Ali on July 16, 2012, 03:50:10 PM
Have fun DJ!!!
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Post by: Amicale on July 16, 2012, 05:11:52 PM
Awww, Tank! What an adorable smiley boy! Bet he's got you wrapped around his wee bitty cute finger!  :D

DJ, have an AWESOME trip to Newfoundland, I know you'll have a great time there! *hug* :)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 16, 2012, 05:13:09 PM
Have fun DJ!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 16, 2012, 05:14:10 PM
Awww, Tank! What an adorable smiley boy! Bet he's got you wrapped around his wee bitty cute finger!  :D

DJ, have an AWESOME trip to Newfoundland, I know you'll have a great time there! *hug* :)
Nope. But I think that's why he likes me.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 16, 2012, 05:16:24 PM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)
They tend to start screaming at the top of their tiny little lungs well before I'm within arm's reach.

That said, I genuinely do dislike children before they learn to speak and avoid them until they are at least in their teens.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Amicale on July 16, 2012, 05:20:16 PM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)
They tend to start screaming at the top of their tiny little lungs well before I'm within arm's reach.

That said, I genuinely do dislike children before they learn to speak and avoid them until they are at least in their teens.

Oh well, that's one reason to be cheerful. You not wanting to snuggle any babies or play with any little kids means all the more for us to snuggle and cuddle and make much of.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on July 16, 2012, 05:29:43 PM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)
They tend to start screaming at the top of their tiny little lungs well before I'm within arm's reach.

That said, I genuinely do dislike children before they learn to speak and avoid them until they are at least in their teens.

Quite right. I wanted to send mine until exile until they had reached the age of 11, but for some inexplicable reason my wife objected.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 16, 2012, 05:31:55 PM
Disagree, Your Greyness.  Snuggling family babies is fun, so long as someone else does the pooey stuff.  ;)
They tend to start screaming at the top of their tiny little lungs well before I'm within arm's reach.

That said, I genuinely do dislike children before they learn to speak and avoid them until they are at least in their teens.

Quite right. I wanted to send mine until exile until they had reached the age of 11, but for some inexplicable reason my wife objected.

We're difficult like that.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 16, 2012, 05:38:56 PM
Actually I think the golden age of childhood is 3 to puberty. Kids become information sponges and often can't get enough time with their parents.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: En_Route on July 16, 2012, 05:41:17 PM





Quite right. I wanted to send mine until exile until they had reached the age of 11, but for some inexplicable reason my wife objected.


We're difficult like that.

Women!  I'll never understand them.

Enjoy your trip home. Friends  of ours lived in St. Johns for years and really took to it. They don't report having met any bronze ladies there though.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 16, 2012, 05:51:40 PM
Kids become information sponges and often can't get enough time with their parents.
I'd rather deal with a smelly teenager and his/her endless needs for gaming consoles, fashion items, free condoms and the like, the inevitable totalling of my car and shifty moods.
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Post by: Ali on July 16, 2012, 06:11:01 PM
Actually I think the golden age of childhood is 3 to puberty. Kids become information sponges and often can't get enough time with their parents.

Yes, so far I agree.  I love it when they start talking and have hilarious things to say.  Real life conversations with T from this weekend (both involving the book, How to Train Your Dragon, Book 4: How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse):

Ali: Don't you want to read to the end and find out what happens to Fishlegs?  I'm worried about him.
T:  Mooooom!  He's not even real.

T: Wait, what happened to Norbert the Nutjob?
Ali: He got shot in the behind with an arrow.
T:  Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.  The arrow went in his poop place?

I suspect we won't have these kinds of conversations when he's a teenager, and I will miss them.  He makes me laugh until I cry.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 16, 2012, 06:13:11 PM
Quote from: Tank
Actually I think the golden age of childhood is 3 to puberty. Kids become information sponges and often can't get enough time with their parents.

I agree entirely.  Asmo has neatly summed up the problems with teenagers.  However I can report that they get quite reasonable again after about 25.

I've posted this one of my grandmonkey before:
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/B-1.jpg)

Enjoy your visit, DJ!
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Ali on July 16, 2012, 06:16:58 PM
Git, two things:

A) Your grandson is a very handsome little guy.  He must be the apple of your eye.
B) What's happening in this picture?  Is there a trampoline just out of sight?  It's an awesome picture.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 16, 2012, 06:20:34 PM
A - Yes, he is. Thanks, Ali.

B- He jumped off the top of the car.  He did it many times, and I just crouched low and took several good shots.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 17, 2012, 01:47:34 AM
OMA, he is so cute!  Don't you just love the age when they can get a big charge out of jumping?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 17, 2012, 04:53:26 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.
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Post by: DeterminedJuliet on July 17, 2012, 05:03:25 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.

Nah, didn't you see Asmo's grumblings?
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Post by: Asmodean on July 17, 2012, 05:04:02 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.
HEY!  >:(
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Post by: Sweetdeath on July 17, 2012, 05:11:48 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.
HEY!  >:(


Ok XD Just back tracked and read them.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Asmodean on July 17, 2012, 05:26:30 AM
Children are best deep fried or boiled to mush. Otherwise, they give His Grayness indigestion.
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Post by: Buddy on July 17, 2012, 05:32:19 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.

I don't hate them, I just can't be around them for over ten minutes before my urge to kill kicks in.
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Post by: Sweetdeath on July 17, 2012, 06:42:31 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.

I don't hate them, I just can't be around them for over ten minutes before my urge to kill kicks in.
<3 ;D
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Post by: Buddy on July 17, 2012, 06:48:08 AM
<3 ;D

Needles to say, I don't plan on becoming a mother. Ever.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 17, 2012, 07:23:33 AM
<3 ;D

Needles to say, I don't plan on becoming a mother. Ever.
XD My stance on child bearing is self explanatory.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Siz on July 17, 2012, 07:46:15 AM
XD I guess i'm the only one who hates children here.

I don't hate them, I just can't be around them for over ten minutes before my urge to kill kicks in.

Since when did that stop anyone?
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 17, 2012, 08:53:09 AM
In some sense kids are like women - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.  ;)

EDIT:  Mrs Git and I have been married 41 years today.  And yes, that is a reason to be cheerful, in spite of the above wisecrack.
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sherman Firefly on July 17, 2012, 09:36:33 AM
In some sense kids are like women - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.  ;)

EDIT:  Mrs Git and I have been married 41 years today.  And yes, that is a reason to be cheerful, in spite of the above wisecrack.

Congratulations to you and Mrs Git!!!
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Post by: Siz on July 17, 2012, 09:49:53 AM
In some sense kids are like women - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.  ;)

EDIT:  Mrs Git and I have been married 41 years today.  And yes, that is a reason to be cheerful, in spite of the above wisecrack.

Nice one Git! Congratulations. I hope to be saying the same in 34 years and 6 days...
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Post by: Sweetdeath on July 17, 2012, 02:12:12 PM
In some sense kids are like women - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.  ;)

EDIT:  Mrs Git and I have been married 41 years today.  And yes, that is a reason to be cheerful, in spite of the above wisecrack.
That's impressive, Gramps.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: Sandra Craft on July 17, 2012, 03:43:29 PM
In some sense kids are like women - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.  ;)

EDIT:  Mrs Git and I have been married 41 years today.  And yes, that is a reason to be cheerful, in spite of the above wisecrack.

Congratulations!  And don't worry about the wise crack, you know what they say about men -- it's easier to feed them than understand them.
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Post by: Ali on July 17, 2012, 04:00:11 PM
In some sense kids are like women - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.  ;)

EDIT:  Mrs Git and I have been married 41 years today.  And yes, that is a reason to be cheerful, in spite of the above wisecrack.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Git!!!  July 17th must be an auspicious day to get married.  Today is also my wedding anniversary.   ;D  Mr. Ali and I have been married 7 years.  Git, do you have any fun plans for your anni?  Husband and I aren't doing gifts this year because we had to replace our fridge and went ahead and got a new washer and dryer as well because ours were old and crapping out, so those are our anniversary gifts to each other.  But our in laws gave us a gift certificate to a local nursery last year and we've never gotten around to using it, so I think this week we are going to go use our gift certificate to pick out a tree to plant in our yard in honor of our anniversary.  Also, Husband is making dinner tonight, and T has his swim lesson, so that will be fun.   :D
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Post by: Recusant on July 17, 2012, 05:22:24 PM
Hey, that's cool! Congratulations and many happy returns to the Gits and the Alis! (http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2339/bluethumbup.gif)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/RamblingSyd/fireworks_1.gif)




(http://rationalia.com/z/fireworks-074.gif)
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Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 17, 2012, 05:48:32 PM
Congrats and congrats! ;D
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Post by: OldGit on July 17, 2012, 05:52:58 PM
Thanks everybody! Ali,  congratulatons on yours - 7 years on 17/7 (as we write dates).
Our wedding was, of course, on 17/7/71, which is a neat palindrome although we didn't spot it at the time.

We're not doing much, either.  We're not giving presents; we had coffee and cake this morning in a pretty 15th century café and photographed a very beautiful church.  Mrs Git is doing a special meal tonight.  I hope Ali's tree flourishes and T has a good swimming lesson.

Mrs Git says thanks for all the good wishes.
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Post by: Asmodean on July 17, 2012, 06:26:22 PM
We use a dot. Like today, for instance, is 17.07.2012

Why do they put the month before the day in States, btw? It doesn't make sense, if you ask me.

Oh! Congrats to everyone who wants congratulations due to some occasion or other.
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Post by: Amicale on July 17, 2012, 06:37:22 PM
Congrats Mr. and Mrs Git, and Mr. and Mrs. Ali!  ;D

(http://funny-pics-fun.com/wp-content/uploads/Happy-Anniversary-.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
Post by: OldGit on July 17, 2012, 06:39:41 PM
Oh Grey One, do you mean to congratulate people on being in the state of needing congratulations, or are you just giving those congratulations which are due?  Such brain-teasers are enough to make an old git's teeth fall out.  ???

And thanks, Amicale.
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