Time for a Happy Thread

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:05 am

Very pleased to announce I've received an art grant for bringing lamplighting to my regional. We're starting small, but that's okay.

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Time to get to work! :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:44 pm

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This made me happy today.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:59 pm

I had the most wonderful burn this year! I made new friends, saw old friends, and just tuned into the hum of the playa! It was a year of redemption, forgiveness, love, patience, wilding :twisted: , smart-assing :D , heel kicking, reflecting, and way too much junk food!

Plans are in the making for next year! :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Foxfur » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:47 pm

Oh for crying out loud! Nobody has had a happy moment since the 18th of September? Wow :)

I finally got around to vacuuming the travel trailer. It has carpet not only on the floor but on the walls and ceiling as well.
And then I had pie.
There's my happy day.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:53 pm

I had an awesome weekend! I found out there are burners in Spokane and the surrounding area! We had our first annual decompression. We camped in a nice little place in the wooded hills near Valley, WA. I posted a video in FB, but don't know how to post it in here. :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Foxfur » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:35 pm

Camping decomps are the best!
A rather large group of burner friends had an ALT-DEcomp taht featured fireworks, guns, kids, dogs, mattress burning, anvil launching, and fuel mine fireballs. Other than that it was totally like being in a bar ;)

Our Portland (OR) decomp was pretty cool. T'was at a big club that looked abandoned, located in the seedy waterfront warehouse district which made it pretty rad for me. The only fire we had was a single burn barrel. The venue owner never got around to sending the fire dept his permission that it was approved by him that we do fire. He apologized.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:40 pm

Mmmmm...Fall is in the air! I have a turkey breast in the4 oven that's just about ready to come out, with mashed taters, candied yams, dressing, green beans and dinner rolls! My mouth is watering way too much!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby robbidobbs » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:01 pm

I broke my first weight goal. Now on to the next one.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:56 pm

Good for you Robbi! I'm having a big issue losing just 10lbs.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby robbidobbs » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:51 pm

I'm shocked as hell! This is the first time I've lost mentionable weight since 1997.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:38 am

Feels good doesn't it!! Keep going robbi!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby VultureChow » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:00 am

Got my 2012 tax refund direct deposited today. Woohoo!!!!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Yesterday, Sunday October 27th it was 73 here. Around 12:30pm we went to Carson City for a late lunch and grocery shopping. When we departed, our front yard had about five inches of leaves on it. A cold front started coming in and the wind picked up. We got home around 5:30 and all the leaves were gone :shock: 8) :D and pear tree in the front was naked, empty of leaves.
This morning, about 04:00am, we woke up to about 1/2 inch of snow :( with a few flakes still falling.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:32 pm

I don't know why they bother saying "Most Beautiful", because it's part of a continuing series of eerily beautiful compilations of abandoned cities and sunken treasures, but . . .

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

My favorites in this group are probably #2: "Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert" with the sand flooding through the doors, and stunning #30: El Hotel del Salto in Colombia.

(I have the completely irrational and impossible desire to haunt it.)
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Stray Dog » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:48 pm

I was finally able to gift an airplane ride to someone this past weekend. I had promised him at Burning Man but we never got around to it. I made good this past Saturday. Made us both happy.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:32 pm

How lovely. :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Glitter&Gold » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:27 pm

Stray Dog wrote:I was finally able to gift an airplane ride to someone this past weekend. I had promised him at Burning Man but we never got around to it. I made good this past Saturday. Made us both happy.


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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Stray Dog » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Thanks. It was lovely and awesome. :)

Now if I could just gift my wife with some airplane rides. She says the "gift" is letting her stay on the ground. :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:51 pm

This made me happy today: a town in Norway has figured out how to use 3 large mirrors to shine the sun down into their dark valley. (Before this, they were in perpetual shadow from September to March.)

Rjukan sun: the Norwegian town that does it with mirrors

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby tatonka » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:01 pm

the above is a clever idea

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby ^Rhino! » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:41 pm

Had to post this: I saw the thread and initially read it as "Time for a HIPPY Thread" I was getting ready to open it and start bashing those types, but found this instead. I love how you people make me smile.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:43 pm

Old school rappers make me smile...

Ye olde school rappers maketh me happy.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby geospyder » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:50 am

Happy Friday the 13th!

39 years ago today, also on a Friday the 13th, I married the most wonderful woman in the world!

I am one lucky guy!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby delle » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:13 am

I just love Friday the 13th.

In a drunken stuper of Friday the 13th 2004 I told a man I'd been corresponding with (on an internet site I was moderating at the time) in just a friendly way that I just fucking loved the way he thought... Turned out he felt the same way.

We met for the first time in person on the 13th of April later that year -- not a friday.

He asked my father for my hand in marriage on Friday the 13th of August in 2004. We married a year later.

None of it was planned that way, but it has all ended up being very VERY lucky for us.

YAY to finding the right person, and YAY to Friday the 13ths.


Today there's a 400million lottery draw. If I do nothing else with my day, I really should purchase a ticket.... just because.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby unjonharley » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:18 am

Some one will win the lottery.. I have the same chances.. Will buy a ticket..
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby delle » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:44 am

Well you already have a 100% better chance than me.

I hadn't realized it was a MULTI-STATE lottery.... not available in Canada.

So instead I'm in on a piddly 14million instead.

I'm sure you'll pick the GOOD ones Unjon!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:04 pm

Seems to me the odds of hitting the lottery are 50-50: Either you win or you lose.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:25 pm

geospyder wrote:39 years ago today, also on a Friday the 13th, I married the most wonderful woman in the world!

I am one lucky guy!


CONGRAGULATIONS! :D

We just had our 25th in September.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:00 pm

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http://becauseisaidiwould.com/

A social movement about keeping promises to yourself. Neat idea, kinda touching.

Alex Sheen’s father died of small cell lung cancer on September 4th, 2012. His father was good with his promises, so Alex titled his father’s eulogy “because I said I would” and created the promise card in his memory. Eventually Alex would decide to resign from his corporate position in order to advance because I said I would’s mission.

Alex is now works to better of humanity through the importance of a promise in what little ways he can. It started by waking up early before going to work and handwriting letters to people thanking them for requesting promise cards. This dedication continued to develop as he began fulfilling charitable promises. These promises include getting 100 tickets to Disneyland for children with cancer and walking 245 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to raise awareness for the victims of sexual violence (a promise he made to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight).
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:36 am

I'm back home from Whidbey Island. For the most part I had a wonderful time. I stayed at a friend of my sister. it's a marvelous place it has history behind it! Mommy is doing well! Her color is good, her blood count is going up! Still the same feisty, loving mom! She looked really good! I had such a wonderful time with her. I was so hard to say "see you later". I wanted to just bring her home and take care of her.

I'm hoping to see her in 2 weeks! For now, my joints are stiff and hurt some, but it was so nice to see my mom, my sister and her hubby, and my 'almost' 9 year old niece!
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