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Queen of the Ryche 12-23-2009 12:38 PM

I PASSED MY SERIES SEVEN YESTERDAY!!!!!

And congrats to Capn and Juju, Happy anniversary Jay, sounds like you're doing great Dana, and cool news Clod! Enjoy your tree Cherry! And everyone else, happy holidays!!!

DanaC 12-23-2009 12:40 PM

Well done Queenie! *does a happy dance for Queen*

umm...just one question, what is series seven?

Pie 12-23-2009 01:47 PM

Yay, Queen! Good for you!

(Series 7 = certification to trade securities, I believe.)

classicman 12-23-2009 02:04 PM

correct Pie - And it is extremely difficult to pass. Major congrats!

DanaC 12-23-2009 06:51 PM

Ooooh. That sounds awfully technical. Good goin Queenie!

What's making me happy:

I was clearing off the memory card from my old camera (which has mysteriously started working again, since I bought a new one; good job I checked and didn't just cast aside!) so Ma can use it, and I found the pics from my graduation in July! There are a couple of them that I'd forgotten about, and am so pleased I found them; some lovely ones with my brother and mum and my two best friends:)

casimendocina 12-23-2009 07:31 PM

Finding old photos that you thought you'd lost is great!

DanaC 12-24-2009 03:34 AM

I'm so thrilled about it. There are a a couple in particular with my mum and my (adored) big brother :P

TheMercenary 12-24-2009 07:27 AM

I got my daughter to wrap all my gifts for my wife. I am quite pleased. I hate wrapping gifts.

Sundae 12-24-2009 10:02 AM

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There is happiness, even in the midst of angst!

Mostly it is the amazing people here in the Cellar.
I love you and appreciate you all year - and am so happy I found you.
But getting gifts too blows my mind. I have been staggered by the generosity shown to me this year. It's had me in happy tears on more than one occasion.

Thank you all, the gift givers, the PMers, those who've been kind in posts and those who've just posted with the intelligence and wit that keeps me coming back to this place.

Coupla pics for you.
Went out for Christmas Eve lunch & drinks with the 'rents.
I did drink, but I dodn't get drunk - it was a lovely family occasion.

First - they served Baileys in chocolate cups!
Nom nom nom.

Sundae 12-24-2009 10:06 AM

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Secondly, Ste joined us for lunch.

limey 12-24-2009 10:28 AM

Is that your brother, SG :love:?

Queen of the Ryche 12-24-2009 10:53 AM

Thanks everyone!
And I am so happy to feel the happiness beaming from you Sundae. (Still can't get over how much you and mum look alike.)
If I get to busy with all of the Holiday Glee, THANK YOU ALL so much for being my cyber friends - It's nice to have a home away from home to find support through the tough times and joy to share in the good ones. Hope you all have a blessed holiday, whatever you may celebrate!

DanaC 12-24-2009 01:52 PM

Wow! Your bro is gorgeous!

ZenGum 12-24-2009 05:46 PM

Bailey's ... in chocolate cups .... aaghhhhhhhhhh .... :yum:

zippyt 12-24-2009 11:06 PM

Great Pics SG !!
Baileys in Chocolate cups ??
BRILLIANT !!!!!
A Pint or two with the family for a Nice warm family Glow is a Good thing !!!!
F All the family drama !!
Happy Xmas !!!!!

zippyt 12-24-2009 11:22 PM


bluecuracao 12-25-2009 12:49 AM

Hahaha zip, very cute! Thanks for that.

A couple of things made me very happy today:

The place I work for paid us a day early. Which meant that MB and I were able to have a great Xmas dinner at a nice French bistro on Rittenhouse Square tonight.

AND...the restaurant taking up the first floor of our building was closed today, and presumably tomorrow. Which means their loud-ass kitchen fan and hvacs outside our living room windows are off, and we're able to enjoy lovely peace and quiet for the holiday.

limey 12-25-2009 06:50 AM

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Christmas preparations finished!

DanaC 12-25-2009 06:59 AM

Lovely! What a magnificent snowscene!

DanaC 12-25-2009 07:26 AM

What's making me happy today is: Pilau. he's been in a completely darling mood all morning. I woke up around 8.30, nipped downstairs to turn the heating on, and went back up to bed to lie there listening to the radio. Pil decided this was a good time for cuddles and was doing his adoring doggy routine. I swear sometimes he thinks he's a cat: he was almost purring. He's so sweet when he 'talks'.

he's played with (begun the process of destroying) his new toy and eaten his Christmas sausage treat and is now sprawled on my sofa with an expression of utter contentment.

skysidhe 12-25-2009 07:39 AM

That cake is precious, darling, fabulous!

Clodfobble 01-01-2010 01:51 PM

OMG, BLT FTW.

Shawnee123 01-01-2010 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 620494)
What's making me happy today is: Pilau. he's been in a completely darling mood all morning. I woke up around 8.30, nipped downstairs to turn the heating on, and went back up to bed to lie there listening to the radio. Pil decided this was a good time for cuddles and was doing his adoring doggy routine. I swear sometimes he thinks he's a cat: he was almost purring. He's so sweet when he 'talks'.

he's played with (begun the process of destroying) his new toy and eaten his Christmas sausage treat and is now sprawled on my sofa with an expression of utter contentment.

Did Pilau have a nice new year? Happy New Year, Pilau! :)

Cloud 01-01-2010 05:06 PM

Eggs Benedict

PS: @ Limey - that's a very cool cake! Is it homemade? Does it have any other significance other than being a nice Christmas scene?

limey 01-01-2010 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Cloud (Post 622391)
Eggs Benedict

PS: @ Limey - that's a very cool cake! Is it homemade? Does it have any other significance other than being a nice Christmas scene?

Homemade cake. I used a different recipe this year (not the family traditional one) - 1.4kg assorted dried fruits and 450g dough ingredients (:eek:). The little figures are family "heirlooms", used on the cake most Christmasses throughout my childhood. We've eaten half the cake now - my mum wants me to take a slice to her in the Nursing Home she now lives in every time I visit, so it must meet with her approval!

Cloud 01-01-2010 05:30 PM

wow, that's so wonderful! It sounds like you have really rich and meaningful holiday traditions.

DanaC 01-01-2010 06:02 PM

Pilau had a lovely New Year, yes! He could probably have done without having antibiotics forced down his throat but other than that it went pretty well. Didn;t enjoy the fireworks much, but had a lovely time eating gravy bone biscuits for New Year's Eve supper. Then he started his New Year's Day with a sausage breakfast. What's not to like about sausages?

He's had a very tiring play with his squeaky figgy pudding toy; and more or less killed the squeaky JingleBell. Went for a walk and chased a bird. Unfortunately I was still attached to the end of the extender lead so that didn't end quite as he'd planned. He'd like everyone to know that it was only my hindrance that prevented him from catching the bird this time. H would definately have got it else. Met a nice lady-dog. Well....girl-dog. But hey....if he was 5 years younger...

The postman visited and put some envelopes through the letter-box, so clearly the favourite game of bite the postie's fingers is still on for this year. he's quite pleased about that.

All in all a pleasant start to the year.

jinx 01-01-2010 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by limey (Post 622393)
The little figures are family "heirlooms", used on the cake most Christmasses throughout my childhood.

Are they Dept. 56 Snowbabies?

TheMercenary 01-01-2010 08:03 PM

Starting to watch season one of Inspector Lewis. I received season 1 & 2 for X-mas.

Nirvana 01-01-2010 08:10 PM

Our giant articulating 4x4 Case IH dually tractor would not start for my hub today. I went out turned the key and fired it right up. :D

limey 01-02-2010 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jinx (Post 622416)

OMG! So they are!
I've never seen them anywhere except on our cake (except we did find a couple in an antiques market once. I think the house and the reindeer sled are not from our original set, and there are two more babies that some twat has painted with cream gloss paint which I didn't use).

xoxoxoBruce 01-02-2010 04:17 AM

Since they're porcelain, you should be able to chemically strip that paint off without a problem. But you don't know if they were painted because they were damaged. :confused:

casimendocina 01-02-2010 07:24 AM

Great cake Limey. What was your Mum's verdict?

limey 01-02-2010 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 622587)
Since they're porcelain, you should be able to chemically strip that paint off without a problem. But you don't know if they were painted because they were damaged. :confused:

I'd rather strip'em and find out - they're horrible as they are, so are headed for the charity shop (see "clutter-weeding") if they don't shape up!

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Originally Posted by casimendocina (Post 622639)
Great cake Limey. What was your Mum's verdict?

She wants me to take it to the Nursing Home for her, because she's "starving and hasn't eaten for three days". I'm rationing her to a slice per visit, as I don't think anyone would be pleased by quantities of Christmas cake in the underwear drawer ... :neutral:

Shawnee123 01-02-2010 08:12 AM

The Buckeyes would have made me happy yesterday, if I hadn't fallen asleep and missed a lot of the game. ;)

So, the Ohio State Buckeyes make me happy today!

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=4789586

Highlights...one of those boys is local, so it was great to read of the win. :)

Jaydaan 01-02-2010 05:46 PM

Oldest son showed up only with the clothes on his back. AND he only wears designer... sigh... then we went to Winner's. He found 2 prs of "$100-150" jeans for $25 each! That makes me happy!

xoxoxoBruce 01-02-2010 09:46 PM

Maybe a change of wardrobe would beget a change of attitude, then beget a change of lifestyle.
Oh well, baby steps, baby steps. ;)

TheMercenary 01-03-2010 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by limey (Post 622586)
OMG! So they are!
I've never seen them anywhere except on our cake (except we did find a couple in an antiques market once. I think the house and the reindeer sled are not from our original set, and there are two more babies that some twat has painted with cream gloss paint which I didn't use).

We have them as well. Although their numbers dwindle every year as the dogs eat one or two each year. We lost at least 2 this year.

pilau 01-04-2010 05:51 PM

Roast chicken!

Elspode 01-04-2010 06:21 PM

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You know, I'd tend to think that Pilau would be happy most days simply because he can easily lick his balls. Unless, of course, you took him to be tutored.

capnhowdy 01-11-2010 06:39 AM

My consultation appointment for my dental work is at 1100 hrs on Wednesday the 13th. Prolly will wind up getting dentures.

glatt 01-11-2010 07:26 AM

For the first time I can remember, nobody gave me a calendar for Christmas. Not family, not a vendor, not my Alma Mater. Nobody. So I was just digging through my drawer full of old calendars, and discovered that the 1999 calendar has exactly the same day layout. I never even wrote on it. So I flipped through it and crossed out the 1999 with a sharpie, and wrote 2010 next to each one. I used a blue sharpie so it will really stand out, what I did.

I use a calendar program on the computer, but having one hanging on the wall to quickly glance at is absolutely necessary. I've been missing one for the last week.

Maybe this should go in the feeling old thread, that I have an 11 year old calendar readily at hand.

lumberjim 01-11-2010 11:23 AM

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A customer lent me this CD for the day. It's 7 different versions of Red House. 6 by Hendrix, and one by Johhny Lee Hooker. it's very nice.

skysidhe 01-11-2010 09:49 PM

covers are great in my book

capnhowdy 01-12-2010 06:46 AM

Red House is an icon in the blues world. I love me some blues, and they're so easy to play.

Sundae 01-12-2010 11:19 AM

Called up the Queens Park Centre to offer myself as a volunteer. I'm hoping I can get free pottery sessions in return, but at the very least I will get volunteer sessions there, which will make me feel involved.

Lady I spoke to said that they are most in need of volunteers on Friday and Saturday nights for the Limelight Theatre. I said I was happy to work then, and the Manager is going to phone me back.

Now I was in a couple of performances there,back when I was all am-dram and confident, so working front of house would be a pleasure. And of course it's when they most need help. So I feel really positive about that.

And we're having mussels tonight. Nom nom nom.

OH! And Great Aunt Alice's money has been released from probate or whatever it's called - two years after her death. Mum - and all the other rellies - should have a cheque by the end of the week. The money will affect me very little (it's her money and there's not a lot that money can solve for me right now, unless it's really stupid amounts like Euromillions lottery), but it will affect me enormously when it comes to Mum's mood and happiness. And being a proper daughter, I'm genuinely happy Mum's stress as an Executor finally comes to an end. Okay, she will find something else to stress about, but at least this will be off her shoulders and she should be calm for at least a month :)

And finally, watched the pilot of Glee last night. Stupid sky+ cut off the end, but I'm guessing the teacher came back. Liked it a lot, starts officially on E4 next Monday. Might have to watch it next time, rather than rely on having it recorded. Yay! Haven't had a series to watch since... actually, I have watched a few. But it's not all that common I promise.

limey 01-12-2010 12:56 PM

What's making me happy is seeing SG in the happy thread!

DanaC 01-12-2010 07:35 PM

Being Humasn second series :) yey.

Good stuff Sundae:)

xoxoxoBruce 01-12-2010 07:40 PM

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Oh Dana... Daaannnaaa....

monster 01-12-2010 08:21 PM

:lol:

monster 01-12-2010 08:46 PM

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fix'd that 4u
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Shawnee123 01-12-2010 08:49 PM

Bravo!

capnhowdy 01-12-2010 08:56 PM

So much for 'short arm inspection' heeheehee!

xoxoxoBruce 01-12-2010 09:00 PM

Now mark it NSFW.

skysidhe 01-12-2010 09:02 PM

funny

monster 01-12-2010 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 626102)
Now mark it NSFW.

oh purlease.... anyone looking that closely will see it's a salami -real dicks don't bend at that angle......

monster 01-12-2010 09:06 PM

...oh, you meant the pic of Dana ...she is a little hawt for the workplace, I must admit....

capnhowdy 01-12-2010 09:11 PM

It IS a cock, you know.

monster 01-12-2010 09:12 PM

on the left of the cake? sure is.....

Shawnee123 01-12-2010 09:13 PM

Whose left?


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