The good things thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    *hugs* Good to see you! :)

    Why I think that's awesome: In front of the portrait of Abraham Lincoln... the first black president holds a black child.
     
  2. jespah

    jespah Commodore Commodore

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    We are in the Brighton section of Boston, actually (less than 10 miles from all the action; walking distance to the capture, eek). And, sadly, he has no brother.

    I'll see about daffodil pics when I go out walking today. I will be the woman stuffing a box with an old cable modem in it, into a too-small UPS pickup box opening. Should be good for the application of several colorful idioms. ;)

    Saw a male cardinal outside the front window a few days ago. They mate for life and I did not see his missus, so I think he was on the make. I had no idea the roof of my porch was a pickup joint for birds.
     
  3. Tora Ziyal

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    ^I've had a female around my yard, but that would be a bit far for your guy to visit.
     
  4. Gary7

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    Congrats! No doubt about it, a happy time for your and your fiance. Treasure it!!


    I came home last night after being away for a few days. My neighbors had already gone to sleep and one of their cats was outside. She knows me and came over meowing, looking for some comforting. Gave her a good long 10 minute scratch-n-rub while she purred like a lawn mower, and it definitely seemed to lighten her mood. I felt good too... love animals, especially when they warm up to me. :)
     
  5. jespah

    jespah Commodore Commodore

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    Daffodil pics! I am a lousy photographer and a rather Darwinian gardener.
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    This is a flowering tree branch; the image is not on its side -
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    This is my house, built in 1897 -
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  6. Sephiroth

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    under the hood of a 1le camaro

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  7. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nice house, Jespah.
     
  8. jespah

    jespah Commodore Commodore

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    Oh, thank you. :)
     
  9. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Daughter had her 6th birthday party last night. Friends, family, booze and putting together a Barbie dream house. Good times.

    Atlanta Braves double header awaits me today after I get off work.
     
  10. bluedana

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    Wow. Up here in Mass, we have to wait until our 21st birthday to get the booze. Lucky daughter of Use of Time!
     
  11. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    :lol: What can I say, I'm the coolest dad in town. The booze was for me and my brother while we while we put together this 8,000 piece dollhouse. Its like a dad right of passage.
     
  12. StarMan

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    Good things? Well, I just got this and thought I'd share. Got an email from the University with marks from an assignment I completed a couple of weeks back. I was tentative opening the email, but did so. Read:

    "100 % (The class average was 89% )
    A+

    You are ranked 1 out of a class of 82"

    :eek:

    I tell ya, with another big exam tonight, it's put me in high spirits. Woop woop! :D
     
  13. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^Good job, StarMan! :bolian:
     
  14. jespah

    jespah Commodore Commodore

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    Fantastic!!
     
  15. Sector 7

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    I have no idea where that is, but I haven't been to the West Coast in years. Taking care of Mom keeps me close to home in rural North Carolina. I love my little slice of heaven in the country.:techman:
     
  16. rhubarbodendron

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    I'm a little bit off the west coast, I'm afraid. About 6000 miles east of Greensboro NC :D

    Congrats, StarMan! Awesome result!
     
  17. Sector 7

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    Oops, I don't think I'll be visiting any time soon. I think that may be more than a day drive.:devil:
     
  18. Velocity

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    I retire from my government job in 2 days! This month it's been like waiting for Christmas.
     
  19. Tora Ziyal

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    ^Congratulations in 2 days!
     
  20. Sephiroth

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    2 days to retirement huh? well, nice knowing ya.