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Rhubarbodendron April 20 2013 05:12 PM

The good things thread
 
After this week's bad news I think it's high time to remember that there are still quite a lot of good things in life.

So, if you find something positive, please post it here. Everything counts: from the first rainbow (we had one last week. YAY!!!) to world peace (*sigh* if only..)

As a starter here's something really good that happened in France:

A final-stadium cancer patient was on board an ambulance that was supposed to take him to an examination when the driver of that ambulance suffered a heart attack. The patient gave him an injection with something that keeps the blood from clotting and drove him to the emergency entrance of the closest hospital.

An article about it can be found here: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/patient-tak...8.html#2u0AUM5

Totally awesome guy!! =)
(and it shows that long-term patients learn a good deal of medicine themselves :) )

Sector 7 April 21 2013 05:59 AM

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This may not be newsworthy but, today I mowed my lawn. After two surgeries, April 3rd followed by an emergency follow-up April 10th... and complications ensued. I'd say that qualifies as a "good thing". Yes, it was a riding mower and only 2 acres but, to me, it was a big thing.:techman:

Sephiroth April 21 2013 06:02 AM

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http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps683faa7d.jpg

my pot roast sandwich is a very good thing

teacake April 21 2013 11:34 AM

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The beer is now COLD.

Part two of a Farscape trilogy awaits!

Also, hummous.

Avon April 21 2013 11:51 AM

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sephiroth, that's one ugly patterned plate

as for good things: it's the weekend, he suns shining, i have a pint of tea and i've just bought a new violin :)

teacake April 21 2013 12:06 PM

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junxon wrote: (Post 7977814)
sephiroth, that's one ugly patterned plate

AND it has a crack!

:: pats sephiroth gently ::

Australis April 21 2013 01:49 PM

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Not new, but I think this is an awesome pic:

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...psbaf66fc0.jpg

As a mid 50s guy, I shouldn't use the word awesome... but it really is awesome.

jespah April 21 2013 03:21 PM

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My husband made a wonderful cheese and veg omelet this morning. And our daffodils are in bloom.

Rhubarbodendron April 21 2013 07:16 PM

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Jespah, may I borrow your hubby? I'd love to have a man who can cook (and do the dishes :D) And could we get a pic of those daffodils, please? I hear the Canadians still have snow and I bet they could do with something pretty to cheer them up.

hey Australis! *hugs* Long time no see! Awesome isn't exactly the first word that came to my mind. My first one was "cute!!"

junxon, what kind of a violin is it? For classical music or folk? Professional or hobby quality? (Btw, I think the pattern might not look all that bad at daylight. The yellowish colour of the photo makes it difficult to decide)

teacake, I love Farscape. Are there several trilogies? It's been years since I last saw an epi :(

Sephiroth, it's a bit difficult to tell with that light - is that half a peach on top of the meat? That would be a yummy combination!

Sector 7, that's cool news! Congratulations at your speedy recovery!! Freshly mowed lawn has such a wonderful scent! I wish they'd find a way to bottle it. Imagine it's winter and you feel depressed and then open a bottle of lawn scent - it'd be like instant summer!


My good thing today: got up very early, had a huge English breakfast (bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, toast and excellent tea) and then spent all day on the roof terrace in the sun, reading The Chronicles Of Narnia and listening to wonderful quiet music (Telemann, Gluck, Bach sen., Mozart, Satie, Debussy, Dvorac) - simply a perfect day *sigh* (and my young and handsome neighbour having a sunbath with nothing but a tiny tanga certainly improved the view *smirk* -sadly, he's gay)

Avon April 21 2013 07:43 PM

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it's a stentor student violin, so not super amazing, but fairly dependable. but as i won it on ebay for 11, i'm pretty pleased. used to play violin when i was younger and wished i hadn't stopped. i seem to be accumulating musical instruments, though its just hobby level messing around

Warp Coil April 21 2013 08:28 PM

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Random bits of goodness in my life currently:

For seven years, I have worked the weekends. I have never complained about this to my employer even though it can be frustrating on my social life at times. My personal life is at the point where I really need some semblance of a traditional weekend, so I finally said something to my boss. Within a week, she was able to facilitate a change so that I now have Fridays and Saturdays off (and by mid-summer I may have the opportunity to adjust my schedule again to get Saturdays and Sundays off). This is a huge deal for me and will allow me to more easily spend time with my significant other and my friends.

Yesterday (my first free Saturday), we stayed in bed until 12:30pm and then spent a nice chunk of the afternoon at a beautiful park in the city, frolicking in the sun and taking pictures of the recently-blooming flowers. It was pretty amazing.

In ten days, one of my oldest, best friends is flying into town for his annual vacation/trip back home. Looking forward to spending some time with him.

In less than a month, I'll be embarking on my own vacation - two weeks in the UK. I haven't been back since 2005 so I'm excited to visit again.

publiusr April 21 2013 09:33 PM

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Quote:

Australis wrote: (Post 7978051)
Not new, but I think this is an awesome pic:

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...psbaf66fc0.jpg

As a mid 50s guy, I shouldn't use the word awesome... but it really is awesome.

That is very nice.
I fondly remember (Parts of) my first day at school. The smell of sharpened pencils and loose leaf paper...

Tora Ziyal April 21 2013 11:56 PM

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Quote:

Australis wrote: (Post 7978051)
Not new, but I think this is an awesome pic:

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...psbaf66fc0.jpg

As a mid 50s guy, I shouldn't use the word awesome... but it really is awesome.

I love the photo! And give you permission to use the word awesome, as long as it's for something truly awesome, not just as a synonym for good or nice. ;)

Which reminds me of a good thing: one of my few pleasant memories from right after my big surgery two years ago is telling a friend that I couldn't believe that the neurosurgery residents were so young, they were describing me (my recovery) as awesome. :lol:

And, speaking of that friend -- my former husband, actually -- and recovery of a different kind, today's good thing: I went to his AA meeting w/ him to celebrate his eighth anniversary of sobriety. Yay, Joe!

Sephiroth April 22 2013 12:15 AM

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it's a plate from the '70's, belonged to my grandmother hasn't shattered yet so I haven't replaced it

Snaploud April 22 2013 12:17 AM

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I've fully moved into a beautiful new apartment rental with a short commute to work, and I'm getting married soon. :techman:


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