Surely something good happened to you today

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I baked a big ol’ layer cake for my cousins birthday. I’m horrible at frosting. It’s cringey bad, but I feel very accomplished.

    I ate half a jar of buttercream icing.

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  2. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Rear Admiral Moderator

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    Everyone does that, though, right?

    .... Right??? :alienblush:
     
  3. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I hope so! :lol:

    People who don’t eat the icing from the jar are in the same category as people who pour the milk before the cereal.
     
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  4. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    The wife has been in charge of the shopping lately, and today I found proper butchers cut dry cured bacon in the fridge. Boom.

    Proudly watched the kids doing really well in their swimming lessons. Boom.

    And we took the decision to say sod it, to a stressful situation, and take back some dignity to boot.

    And it’s only half ten. Boom!
     
  5. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Not today, but yesterday - I finally got to see Alan Parsons live! A solid two-hour concert that featured the entire "I, Robot" album all the way through. An amazing show that I will always treasure.
     
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  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Did he have any of the old musicians from the Project years? Guys like Ian Bairnson, David Paton, Stuart Elliott...I always wondered what they were up to these days.

    (Sadly, Eric Woolfson passed away a few years ago. :( )
     
  7. Random_Spock

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    Had a very nice day in Pokemon Go today. Community day was on. Got a shiny Cyndaquil, and I got to participate in a Giratina raid! :p Wasn't able to catch it. Thing is damn near impossible. There's almost no opening to try to throw a ball. O_O On the up side though, my team brought their all and I'm very proud of them. Even my new Alolan Ninetails did me proud :).

    Holy cow was that a nail biter! Found one last Cyndaquil and was able to evolve the shiny Quilava I have into a Typhlosion.
     
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  8. rhubarbodendron

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    my neighbour is back to his winter routine again which consists of finding a favourite tune and playing it nonstop all day really loud. (No idea why he never does that in Summer - maybe it's his way to fight the winter blues.) Fortunately, I have ear defenders (what an apt name! :techman:) for such emergencies.
    Unexpected side effect after several hours: my dizziness has gotten much less (I've had a labyrinthitis - a mean inner ear inflammation - for a week now) and the pressure on the inner ear is significantly lower today. Even the tinnitus got better. Maybe the warmth of the defenders did it, or the external pressure. At any rate it's nice to be able to walk a few steps again without appearing like a drunkard. YAY! :biggrin:

    imho it looks absolutely awesome! Makes you want to take a bite at once. Small imperfections always give a certain flair of individuality. Baker-made cakes are just too perfect to be exciting.
    Cool that in your country you can buy butter cream frosting ready for use! I always have to make mine from scratch which is why I make it only very very rarely and rather use a chocolate or sugar coating.
     
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  9. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Thank you so much! I appreciate it :)

    I love buttercream. Next time you make a cake I will ship you a box of them!
     
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  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I haven't eaten cake in a long time. I've kind of gone off desserts, really. These days, my 'dessert' is usually a couple of gin and tonics.
     
  11. auntiehill

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    Saw " Bohemian Rhapsody. " I enjoyed it.
     
  12. Mad Jack Wolfe

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    No, none of the old guard are involved. The sole long-term member of The Alan Parsons Live Project is P.J. Olsson, who can mimic Colin Blunstone's breathy style eerily well. But all the vocalists are top notch and are faithful to the material. Parsons knows how to play to the strengths of his bandmates.
     
  13. Avro Arrow

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    Oh, I didn't realize the buttercream was pre-made! (Actually, I went back and re-read the original post, and it doesn't say that, so I'm not sure exactly how rhubarb inferred that, even though it was apparently correct! :lol: )

    I'm not sure I've ever seen that here, but I've done some Googling, and apparently Duncan Hines does make one that is available here in Canada:

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    @TribbleFeeder , is that the brand you use, by any chance? I may have to look for it to try it out! :D
     
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  14. Janeway’s Girl

    Janeway’s Girl Commodore Commodore

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    I got married today! I think that qualifies as a good thing.
     
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  15. Random_Spock

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    Congratulations! :)

    Did a bit of yard work today. Weather was ok.
     
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  16. rhubarbodendron

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    The spoiler text was the clue for my Holmes-like powers of deduction :D :
    Congratulations!! But I think your hubby is the one to whom the bestest thing happened :beer:
     
  17. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    It is the brand I use! I stick to Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker for my baking needs. :)

    It’s really good, but I have made it from scratch before and it tastes way better (as most things do). However, I was being a little lazy this weekend!
     
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  18. Armus

    Armus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I love homemade cake.... My birthday is in February by the way...;)
     
  19. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I’ll put it on my calendar!! :)
     
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  20. RunningValkyrie

    RunningValkyrie Lieutenant Commander Premium Member

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    My cat is lying on my lap right now, just snoozing away.