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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby piehole » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:13 pm

So the bartending thing didn't work out but another part-time gig that fits into my schedule has been given to me and now I can officially say that my financial woes and stresses are no more and I will be enjoying a fully stocked burning man experience come August.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:41 am

catinthefunnyhat wrote:Today, I'm going to interview an astronaut!

Ok, so here's the story. I volunteer with an organization called Accessible Media Incorporated. They're a non-profit whose primary work is making print and video media accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

The astronaut interview is kind of a co-production between the audio and audio-visual sides of the organization; it will be broadcast on both streams. The interviewee is Marc Garneau, Canada's first astronaut. He's also a politician, but we'll be talking specifically about space stuff. Because the audio side of the organization is involved, and because I've done a lot of interviews with scientists, I was asked to do this one! I'm super-excited because... it's an astronaut! But I'm super-nervous, because it's going to be filmed (I would actually have turned it down, except for the chance to talk to an astronaut). Squeeee!


As promised, here's a link to the audio interview (it's long). I'm not sure if the video portion (much shorter) has been uploaded to the interwebs yet. (Warning: Autoplays as soon as you click.)
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http://wpc.2269.edgecastcdn.net/002269/mps/Accessible_Media_Inc/101/318/Interview_with_Marc_Garneau,_First_Canadian_in_Space,_July_1_2012.mp3

(I'm listening to it right now for the first time, as well. So if there's anything embarrassingly bad about it, I'll find out too late to save myself... :P)
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby wh..sh » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:53 am

I am positively impressed by that radio voice of yours!!! *swoon*
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:48 pm

At first I didn't know how to feel about this. I was numb. I really didn't feel anything. I wasn't happy or sad, crying or mad. Until Les tried to make me feel guilty about what I did.I finally cried.

But today is totally different. it was a beautiful day: sun was shining, clear blue sky, and a new chapter in my life is beginning...

My Divorce Is FINAL !!

Party on the playa this year!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:59 pm

maryanimal wrote:At first I didn't know how to feel about this. I was numb. I really didn't feel anything. I wasn't happy or sad, crying or mad. Until Les tried to make me feel guilty about what I did.I finally cried.

But today is totally different. it was a beautiful day: sun was shining, clear blue sky, and a new chapter in my life is beginning...

My Divorce Is FINAL !!

Party on the playa this year!!


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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:21 am

Hear that? Open season on M.A.! Merry congratulations!

I managed to coax my sweetie to join me and my sister for 4th of July fireworks. We had a great time.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby lucky420 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:34 am

*Twirling and dancing* around my office for MA
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:40 am

Sweet Freedom (((Maryanimal))) !
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:31 pm

Thank you for the good vibes everyone! I just realized how many doors can open for me now. The seatbelt light has been turned off and I'm free to move about the cabin!


Yay!! :D :mrgreen: 8)
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby OregonRed » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:57 am

Today my youngest daughter turns eighteen! Where did the time go?
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:19 am

Congrats OregonRed!! It is amazing how fast time can fly. The older I get the faster it goes. Hope she has a wonderful day...
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby jkisha » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:16 am

Congratulations! What are you going to be using the bedroom for?
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:12 am

jkisha wrote:Congratulations! What are you going to be using the bedroom for?

Are you asking MA or OR????
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:14 am

I thought OR. The daughter had already moved out when OR and the CO moved to the new place, so there's no extra space suddenly. And isn't MA moving out of the horrible basement where the trolls were forcing her to live?
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:26 am

Congrats OR! Wait till the grandkids come!!

I'll be moving in the Fall fishyfriend! I don't want to miss the burn! The last kid is "supposed" to move out Aug. 5. (yeah right) and move to North Dakota (uh huh).

But now, I'm happy as a clam in chowder!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:19 pm

Congrats, OR! You must be proud :)
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby OregonRed » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:51 pm

I am proud of and delighted with the person she has become. She is strong, smart, sassy, and funny and I am forever amazed that she was produced by me.

Fall is a good time to move MA! I look forward to hugging your neck in congratulations on playa!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:19 pm

FREEDOM!!!!!

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:07 pm

I love Braveheart! Great movie!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby OregonRed » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:56 am

maryanimal wrote:But now, I'm happy as a clam in chowder!!


I find this statement really funny. I am assuming that MA means that she is as happy as one can be in your moment, but I cannot help but wonder how happy a clam really is in chowder. I mean, the poor thing has been boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon, and is facing being eaten at best or being thrown in the garbage to rot at worst. I dunno, it seems a rather joyless existence to me.

Then again, I am not a clam. I have no idea what a clam's measure of joy really is.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:21 pm

OregonRed wrote:
maryanimal wrote:But now, I'm happy as a clam in chowder!!


I find this statement really funny. I am assuming that MA means that she is as happy as one can be in your moment, but I cannot help but wonder how happy a clam really is in chowder. I mean, the poor thing has been boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon, and is facing being eaten at best or being thrown in the garbage to rot at worst. I dunno, it seems a rather joyless existence to me.

Then again, I am not a clam. I have no idea what a clam's measure of joy really is.

This ramble brought to you by ADHD.


OR, I was right there with you until this part:
boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon


... and then I realized MA had it right all along.

boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon


Ahhhhhh.....

:mrgreen:
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby OregonRed » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:27 pm

catinthefunnyhat wrote:
OregonRed wrote:
maryanimal wrote:But now, I'm happy as a clam in chowder!!


I find this statement really funny. I am assuming that MA means that she is as happy as one can be in your moment, but I cannot help but wonder how happy a clam really is in chowder. I mean, the poor thing has been boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon, and is facing being eaten at best or being thrown in the garbage to rot at worst. I dunno, it seems a rather joyless existence to me.

Then again, I am not a clam. I have no idea what a clam's measure of joy really is.

This ramble brought to you by ADHD.


OR, I was right there with you until this part:
boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon


... and then I realized MA had it right all along.

boiled in heavy cream with potatoes and bacon


Ahhhhhh.....

:mrgreen:


Soaked in warm heavy cream with potatoes and bacon, I could totally deal with... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. But there is actual boiling in the process of chowder making. I believe that would be quite excruciating.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Fufa » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:55 pm

My aunt was married on Saturday, on the top of a mountain on Vancouver Island during a beautiful warm, sunny day. I am so happy for her to find her soul mate after all these years. It was a fantastic wedding. :mrgreen:

And I had the honour of lacing up her dress for her!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:18 pm

congrats to you Fufa and your aunt. Sounds like it was a gorgeous location...
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Foxfur » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:38 pm

So much Squeee, Yayyy, and Wheee in here! Hooray for Kittiehat, MA, OR, UD, Fufa, and all the rest!!!!

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Sail Man » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:11 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Hear that? Open season on M.A.! Merry congratulations!

I managed to coax my sweetie to join me and my sister for 4th of July fireworks. We had a great time.


Damn! And I am not going this year. :cry:


Oh oh, I think the wife saw be type that, and she's holding a frying pan! :shock:
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby S.Factor123 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:48 am

My dad is going to buy me a new car, never had my personal car before.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:11 pm

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:33 pm

One of my dearest friends in the whole world got a clean bill of health today other than a little bit of high blood pressure, 2 years after a traumatic cardiac event (a virus attacked his heart; I believe they considered it congestive heart failure). He has an 18 month old toddler whom I love to bits, and I'm really glad that I probably won't have to explain to her what a great, hysterically funny guy her Dad is--she'll get to find out for herself.

Gah, he's one of the best people I've ever met, and such a good Dad.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby MisaBlue » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:59 am

So fucking happy :D I can`t stop smiling.

The baby is out and she is beautiful and her mother ok.
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