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Shawnee123 08-19-2008 07:28 AM

Glad you're liking school, razz! :)

LabRat 08-19-2008 09:29 AM

:celebrat: We wrote our la$t daycare check today!!! :jig:

Our childcare expenses will go from $120/wk to $185/month. That's almost $300 a month saved, for you slow folks. :cool: Can't wait till we don't need her to be in the before and after school program either. :yelgreedy

As sad as I am (almost cried at her kindergarden open house last night) this is a definite plus.

Tink 08-19-2008 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 476889)
I just took a mouse for a ride on my motorcycle. That almost always cheers me up, and is usually a new experience for the mouse.

This one seemed particularly pleased.

Visions of Stuart Little now running through my head.

lookout123 08-19-2008 03:54 PM

visions of geek with Logitech now running through mine.

dar512 08-19-2008 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by lookout123 (Post 477075)
visions of geek with Logitech now running through mine.


FStop 08-20-2008 08:02 AM

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I got my new monitor in last night. A Samsung 22" T220. Whoo!
Upgrading from that 20" Viewsonic CRT, this one is definitely a step in the right direction. :D

Sundae 08-20-2008 08:30 AM

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Got my new hair-dye.
Currently deciding whether to mix the remaining blue with the red to get purple, or go straight to red.

For the record, this is what it looks like in the tub. It will bear little resemblance to what it looks like on my hair of course, as I learned last time. OOh! I feel my first poll coming on! And I don't even have cramps!

FStop 08-20-2008 05:44 PM

Would like to mention that I'm totally rocking out to "Nice to Know You" by Incubus.

Aliantha 08-20-2008 06:57 PM

I"m happy because i've cleaned up my kitchen and my sheets are in the wash. I've done some vacuuming and found the key to the back door which was missing.

DucksNuts 08-20-2008 08:49 PM

20 inch wheels on my car :)

Its sad, I know

jinx 08-20-2008 08:52 PM


zippyt 08-20-2008 09:03 PM

jinx 08-20-2008 09:09 PM

says private

zippyt 08-20-2008 09:12 PM

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DucksNuts 08-21-2008 06:01 AM

Will take some tomorrow when it stops raining and its all shiny again.

Jinx, you and I need to do drinks and car talk.

Sundae 08-22-2008 06:14 AM

Brianna being all better again.

A package I received.

And food (of course).
Just had a Ginsters pasty because it was discounted, and heated it up with some beans. Not exactly home cooking, but the closest I've come to it recently. My belly is not full of fibre and protein and is sending warmwaves of happiness in return.

jinx 08-22-2008 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by DucksNuts (Post 477362)
Jinx, you and I need to do drinks and car talk.

Ok, but I'll want to drive your car before the drinks... and the talking... :D

I got my jeep (lift kit) fixed, and got some new front shocks.

DanaC 08-23-2008 06:10 PM


That, ladies and germs, lads and ladettes, was a contented sigh. I am back at home. I managed to get my act together and do a quick tidy up and such. Ate a nice meal I knocked together (minted lamb-steaks, new potatoes with Danish butter and garden peas on the side) which was very nice. Pil's content, having had a nice long walk in the evening and about a quarter of my lamb steak. Have spent a little time bumbling about on my computer and am just about to settle down to part 4 of Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius.

Oh, and Ma brought some delightful clotted cream fudge back from Wales, which was in a box bearing a picture of a hound and the message: Thanks for looking after the dog, you're Grrr great.

Brilliant marketing for holiday gifts or what? Lovely fudge.

FStop 08-23-2008 07:38 PM

What's making me happy?
This Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds album, "Live at Radio City Music Hall"..generally overlooked, especially "Crush"..Working on doing my own acoustic version of that one..

Ibby 08-24-2008 07:42 AM


We're doing MSND at our school for the big play this year. Auditions were Thursday and Friday.
Castlist came out today.
FUCK yes.

If there's any one part I wanted more than the others
It's Lysander.

ahhhh yes.

Clodfobble 08-24-2008 09:40 AM

Congrats! Did your school cast a girl or a boy as Puck? I'm always curious...

Ibby 08-24-2008 10:10 AM

A boy, this time, but casting was definitely open on that one.

DanaC 08-24-2008 12:46 PM

I remember my sixth-form college putting that on one year. The lad who played Oberon was amazing. In the middle of a fairly ordinary (if enthusiastic) college production, was this drama student who could have happily held his own in repertory theatre. Serious amount of stage presence and moved beautifully. Bizarrely mellifluous voice for a teenager too.

HungLikeJesus 08-24-2008 01:23 PM

I just ordered two books through Amazon. I bought them both used. The price new was $128 and $82. The used price was $1.68 and $0.47. Total with shipping was $10.

DanaC 08-24-2008 02:26 PM

Brilliant! I must admit, Amazon and Ebay really cut my study budget down last year.

lookout123 08-26-2008 12:35 PM

Last week I got a phonecall from the director (aka dickcheese) from the rec soccer program that I used to coach at and Lil Lookout still plays at while waiting for the full competitive season to start. The highlights of the conversation were him demanding that I get my kid under control, and me politely inviting him to suck a dick and don't bother calling me anymore.

Why is this in the "happy" thread, you ask? Cuz I love my kid.

After the troubles I had with the director at the soccer club Lil Lookout moved up to the next age group a year early so they wouldn't complain about him when he scores. :neutral: He's actually done better than I thought he would. He is by far the smallest kid out there, coming only to the shoulder of most of the kids. One of the girls he played against was literally taller than I am, which meant LL only came to just above her belly button. Fun for junior high dances, but not for soccer.

Anyway, because he is in a higher age group I removed all restrictions from him other than he had better be a team player, which in his case means he has to have assists in proportion to his goals. He has been doing that and loving life, scoring at least 3 with 3 assists in each game, while spending half of each game as goalie. With the leash taken off, the kid has really come to life, dribbling circles around the other team and just looking like a kid having fun at something he's good at.

Hence the phonecall.

That was before Saturday's game. Saturday was a good day. Lil Lookout started the game with six assists in twelve minutes. Then he went into the goal for the next 20 minutes. When he came out of the goal he had sixteen minutes to play on the field. In that sixteen minutes he notched up six goals and two more assists. He was on cloud nine after the game.

The director was furious and was on his way to talk to Lil Lookout when I intercepted him. I politely shook his hand and informed him that if he said anything other than "good game" to LL I would destroy his world to the point that he'd never work in Arizona again. It seems I've unearthed some documents pointing out he doesn't actually have the licenses he claims, was fired from a previous club for theft, and the complex has had some issues with expensive equipment disappearing in the last two months.

Mostly I'm just happy that Lil Lookout is enjoying himself.:D

Undertoad 08-26-2008 12:47 PM

What Dwellar would you want to be? I hereby change my answer to l123.

lookout123 08-26-2008 01:18 PM

LOL, no you don't. You wouldn't really want your life to be consumed by petty little shit like this. It suits me well, because my only ambitions are to enjoy life with the family and everything else is just to amuse me... but I don't think I have a life others would want.

SteveDallas 08-26-2008 02:19 PM

I have succeeded in adapting some sample perl code to slap together some custom reporting from an Oracle database.

Undertoad 08-26-2008 02:35 PM

I change my answer to LL.

bbro 08-26-2008 02:37 PM

Happiness #1: Yesterday, I was looking through sme costumes and got really excited because I found one I liked....for about 100 bucks. Argued with myself, but finally conceded and decided that no, I really can't afford it. No, I don't care how many packets of Ramen noodles I could eat. Look at me being a responsible adult!!

Happiness #2: Talked to mom because I was slightly disappointed, but had resigned myself to finding something passable that I could whip together from the thrift store. (Also because I was wanting to buy a sewing machine - and no I didn't do that either) Mummy took it upon herself to browse through online patterns and will now make me an outfit. I am so excited because it is just what I want. Now, I just have to figure out what materials. Another note - she is doing this without having me there to help shop, for size, etc. Hmm, I feel so loved. :D

BigV 08-26-2008 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 478336)
I change my answer to LL.


BigV 08-26-2008 02:43 PM

+ 0.01

monster 08-26-2008 10:10 PM

What is the costume for, BBro?

Aliantha 08-26-2008 10:19 PM

Making peace with Brianna is making me happy today. I guess every cloud has a silver lining after all.

DanaC 08-27-2008 06:08 AM

Sure that token does every silver lining have a cloud attached?:P

bbro 08-27-2008 08:07 AM

monster - it is for halloween. I started looking early, because last year I waited too long, hated what I had picked out months ago and had to redo the whole thing. I know it is a little early, but I want a REALLY good one this year.

HungLikeJesus 08-27-2008 08:29 AM

Halloween is the most important holiday of the year.

Shawnee123 08-28-2008 11:50 AM

Happy # 1: my boss who supported me in a sticky situation

Happy # 2: friends

Happy # 3: a wedding I will go to next month (my ex-husband's band he was in for years...the drummer's daughter is getting married. It was just yesterday that she was the little girl who idolized me at gigs, and who I just adored to play with. It will be bittersweet though, as the drummer has esopageal cancer and it isn't looking good. I am glad I get to spend some happy time with the family and that the band is re-uniting for the reception.)

Happy # 4: new haircut

Trilby 08-28-2008 03:13 PM

I just purchased my first piece of orginal art! AND two pairs of earrigs (handmade out of antique cranberry glass, some beads from the old Czech republic and more fun stuff) at an art show that I would NEVER have gone to in th past!!

I love my new life of trying new things!!!!!

sweetwater 08-28-2008 03:57 PM

My good news is that I'm mad! Even better, no new MRI's, X-rays, or follow-up appointments scheduled, either. *whew*

HungLikeJesus 08-28-2008 04:59 PM

My wife has signed me up for driver's training!

Aliantha 08-28-2008 05:12 PM

My folding is all up to date, and I get to see my boys this arvy, and tomorrow night I'm having a dinner party, so I get to plan that out too.

Griff 08-28-2008 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 478945)
My folding is all up to date, and I get to see my boys this arvy,..

In English, por favor?

Aliantha 08-28-2008 05:31 PM

I folded all my washing, and I'm picking my kids up for the weekend after school today.

Griff 08-28-2008 05:36 PM

What is an arvy?

Aliantha 08-28-2008 05:37 PM


Griff 08-28-2008 05:39 PM

I gotta get those Aussie language DVDs! :)

Aliantha 08-28-2008 05:40 PM

Well you might get a good laugh out of it. :)

Sundae 08-30-2008 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 478957)
I gotta get those Aussie language DVDs! :)

I recommend Kath and Kim and Summer Heights High

jinx 09-03-2008 11:43 AM

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Finally ready for the beach :D

zippyt 09-03-2008 11:56 AM

Sweet !!!!
so the spinner attachment is still on the way ????

lookout123 09-03-2008 12:01 PM

you can't get that thing all sandy.

glatt 09-03-2008 12:07 PM

it is very clean and new looking. Looks good.

jinx 09-03-2008 12:08 PM

No spinners.

It will need to be detailed to remove the sand I guess.... ;)

Shawnee123 09-03-2008 03:13 PM

I did it:

I applied for a job at another school; just applied online with attached resume and cover letter.

Things have been so bad here lately, and not just in this department, but submitting an application to another school was very difficult for me and a gut-wrenching step.

So, I'm proud of myself for at least trying. If I get an interview, which I should with my qualifications for this particular position, then I can worry again. If it works out, great. If not, I'm still here.

btw, the job at the other school is all of what I LOVE to do here, and not much of what I don't like to do here. In other words, it's at least half the responsiblity for, at minimum, a 20% pay increase.

The only downside would be the drive. The only downside I can see right now, anyway. Oh, and leaving my friends here, especially my favorite cow orker. I have to look out for me, though, because certainly no one else wants to. ;)

lookout123 09-03-2008 03:17 PM

if you were to ork your cow orker a bit more often he'd certainly look out for you a bit more. just sayin'.

HungLikeJesus 09-03-2008 03:19 PM

Shawnee, that's great news.

Why don't you take your favorite orker with you?

HungLikeJesus 09-03-2008 03:21 PM

We just had a short, but intense, hail storm. Unfortunately, my Insight (which is made of blue tin foil) is sitting outside. I don't see any dents in it.

lookout123 09-03-2008 03:25 PM

the good news is you have two choices if you find a dent:

1: Tear off a new sheet of foil and spread it over the top.

2: Crumple up the current Insight and make a new one. Downside is you'd have to buy two boxes of foil.

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