Happiness

Somnambulist
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:03 pm

My root canal was phenomenal. Literally.

I can eat PAIN FREE for the first time in a month!! My dentist told me I was the happiest person to ever sit for one.. but who cares! It was numb!
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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ElPrado2
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:17 pm

More car fun.
The same family that owns the nursery are very hard on cars.
They have another SUV that seems to have killed a battery. Today, I watched 4 guys standing around it for half an hour. One of them attached jumper cables. Then he stood around for a while holding them. Then another guy took them and he stood around holding them. A 3rd guy stood there drinking a soda. The last one wandered around trying not to do anything at all. The guy with the soda waved arms a bit. The cables changed hands back to the original cable holder. Everyone stood around a while longer. The guy with the soda managed to find the garbage can and tossed the empty can in. They slammed the hood shut after tossing the cables on top of the engine compartment. Everyone went inside.
I need to make movies. I could sell this stuff on some wacky cable network, I am sure.
Even better, their next door neighbors are my drunk dopers for the neighborhood. They are always good for helping with something. All sorts of things can happen there. I was there thanking one for some yard work one evening about 6. Another one wanders in, gets his dog and goes outside. Next thing I know he comes back in, stark naked, with the dog wet from a bath, and he is looking for his underwear. He and his dog had had a shower. I just turned my head so he was not in full glory. The man I am talking to just shakes his head and looks down at the floor.
I am not sure if that one would sell.
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Sham
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:17 am

Just back from Munich/Oktoberfest and Prague. I now understand the concept and necessity of detox.
Soto, Suni, Sham, whichever.
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Ballerina
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:27 am

Went grocery shopping at Harris Teeter yesterday. I normally don't shop there because their prices are a bit higher than Food Lion, but they had a lot 2 for 1 deals advertized. Normally, their Cadbury ice cream bars are $5.19 box for 8. They were 2 for 1. I was happy. So was Bill. I love sales.
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peeptoad
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:53 am

I love this time of year. October is my favorite month for a number of reasons:

1. cooler weather (except for this week, argh)
2. gearing up for the Breeder's Cup
3. Halloween
4. horror movies!!!
5. NFL is in full swing

I usually take the last week of October as vacation every year, partly for my horror movie challenge on another board, partly so I can go on a hiking trip or two with my dad, and partly to prepare for the BC.

:D
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:41 pm

My degree proved useful for once - I, my family, and my good friends are all eating and drinking for free this weekend.

I'm glad it basically just did all the things a solid rich man could have done for me, but less frequently. Thank you higher education!
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
Horsecrazygal21
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:25 pm

The Lions week 4 game was AMAZING to watch!! I am still euphoric over the win 2 days later.

I got my tickets for Thunder From Down Under again :D

I cut up my credit card this morning before work and threw it in the trash. Didn't even bat an eye now I just have to pay off the balance and cancel it. Imagine how much more money I will save for other things when I don't have to make a credit card payment! :mrgreen: I feel awesome right now!
Pan Zareta
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:53 pm

We're on countdown, leaving for Chile four weeks from today. We made a change to our itinerary. We'd originally planned to spend the entire vacation in Santiago and Valparaiso/Vina del Mar. Then we realized this might be our only chance to see penguins in their native habitat. So we're taking a few days out of our stay in Santiago and heading south to Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan. We're going to spend most of one day on Magdalena Island, which is home to over 100,000 Magellanic penguins and lots of sea lions. Then we're going to visit a recently established colony at a place called Seno Otway. We're also going to try to see Cape Horn, weather and time permitting. Punta Arenas looks like an interesting place. Lots of little cafes, coffee shops, art galleries, etc.

We're shopping for a new digital camera for the trip, and I'm open to/appreciative of suggestions. I want something with a good zoom, good video, more than the basic point & shoot but not something big and bulky.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:59 pm

You're headed to a spectacularly beautiful area, so I hope you get good weather and lots of photos.
But...if you're leaving in four weeks, does that mean you're going to miss the Breeders' Cup?!?
Hope you've got a DVR.
Pan Zareta
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:26 pm

It's supposed to be a good time of year weatherwise, so I'm hoping for sunshine and blue skies. The days are very long that time of year. The sun doesn't set until around 10:30 p.m. I hate missing the BC, but this is the trip of a lifetime. Sacrifices have to be made. I'm thankful for the DVR, so at least I can see the races after the fact. I won't be totally without horse racing, though. There's a track in Santiago, and one of their big stakes races happens while we're there. We're planning to spend an afternoon at the track. We went to the races at the Capannelle when we were in Rome a few years ago and had a great time despite not speaking the language (figuring out the program was fun). I have the advantage of being fairly fluent in Spanish, so Chilean racing won't be so much of a mystery.
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Personal Ensign
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:23 pm

I am vice president of our local NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Illness) chapter and we had our largest annual fundraiser last night. It was a First Friday silent auction event and we had at least 83 bidders (we assigned a number to each person that came) and we netted $5,555.61. We really needed this boost in our budget because we can't charge for any of our services and rely on donations and fundraisers like this!

I am so happy
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields



-Formerly LadyWeaver-
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ElPrado2
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:46 am

Football fever has struck again.
The family that owns the child nursery across the street are absolutely rabid Bucs fans. Ten thirty AM and they are already boom boxing the neighborhood, even on an off day for the Bucs. By game time they are usually hanging from the ceiling fans.
Luckily the evil dispositioned next door neighbor of theirs is also so much of a football fan she already has her car painted Bucs colors. When the Bucs wore orange she was dreadful. She is an aged redhead. Her hair was Bucs colors.
My ceiling is coming loose. They tool up the car they use for game day and drive around removing ceiling tiles. Mines needs re doing anyway.
Luckily, they do not seem to have customers today, or there would be a bunch of kids with bad hearing.
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:24 pm

I HAVE RETURNED (thanks Victoria!). Guess who, guess who.
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:33 pm

Oldowan wrote:I HAVE RETURNED (thanks Victoria!). Guess who, guess who.
If you hadn't returned in the next week I was about to make a what happened to you post.
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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Oldowan
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:35 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Oldowan wrote:I HAVE RETURNED (thanks Victoria!). Guess who, guess who.
If you hadn't returned in the next week I was about to make a what happened to you post.
:mrgreen:
Did I miss anything exciting?
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:45 pm

Oldowan wrote:
Somnambulist wrote: :mrgreen:
Did I miss anything exciting?
Dustin was actually nice in explaining something in a thread.

That one was new.
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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Oldowan
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:47 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Oldowan wrote:
Somnambulist wrote: :mrgreen:
Did I miss anything exciting?
Dustin was actually nice in explaining something in a thread.

That one was new.
I don't even know what this place is anymore.

:ugeek:
(heh, we have a hipster smiley.)
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:54 pm

Oldowan wrote:I HAVE RETURNED (thanks Victoria!). Guess who, guess who.
Whoooo! Love the new username, +1 to nerdiness :mrgreen:
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Oldowan
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Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:07 am

Tessablue wrote:
Oldowan wrote:I HAVE RETURNED (thanks Victoria!). Guess who, guess who.
Whoooo! Love the new username, +1 to nerdiness :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: Yours should be Axolotl, if we're going with nerdiness. Then we could rule the world!
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ElPrado2
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Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:43 pm

Anyone need a trip around the world :?:
For some reason Intrav wants me. It is only $99,950 double occupancy. I am sure you all want one. :roll: At that price I guess you get at least a massage.
I have 2 brochures and have no clue why.
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