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Post by angloconvoy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:24 pm

Ok, so 2010 has been one of the crappiest of all my 30 years. So to counterbalance this, I'm asking you this question.

What's perked you up recently?

Could be a new purchase, new love, old love, great holiday, finding out you don't have chlamydia, whatever.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:54 pm

Last Thursday a couple of American friends from uni who I haven't seen or spoken to in five years turned up on my doorstep, having gone to the effort of tracking me down as they didn't have any contact info that wasn't out of date. Really awesome feeling to have mates put that sort of effort into seeing how you're doing.

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Post by Heinrad » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:18 pm

I got a new kitten. :D

And in even better news, my Siamese hasn't tried to kill either me or the kitten.

Yet.
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Post by electro girl » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:56 pm

angloconvoy wrote: finding out you don't have chlamydia.
I actually found this out in february! I was very happy.

I've found a ukulele group to play with at uni,
I got a bunch of old TF's cheap at a charity shop,
Had a great holiday to the lakes with my mates
and I discovered Flight Of The Conchords.

Just little things but all nice.
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Post by BOOBS1 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:40 pm

[quote="angloconvoy"]Ok, so 2010 has been one of the crappiest of all my 30 years. So to counterbalance this, I'm asking you this question.

What's perked you up recently?

Could be a new purchase, new love, old love, great holiday, finding out you don't have chlamydia, whatever.[/QUOT

Kinect. And preschool (for my son).
I'm so smooth that I'm just-
And smoothies, are just, "ies.."

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Post by Wildrider » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:43 pm

Watched an animated film called 'Monster House' that totally bypassed me on its original release, saw it with no insight what so ever and was rewarded by an 80's 'Fright Night' esque animation classic.

Had me smiling all night, it's the little things.

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Post by Sades » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:30 pm

Increased athleticism, old and new Pop, music in general.
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Post by Notabot » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:40 am

Bought a pretty nice bass guitar for cheap to replace my not-so-nice cheap one that hurt both shoulder and fingers. And the new one isn't black. I'm so tired of black guitars.

Edit: Ooo, and this video I just uploaded to YouTube:

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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:48 am

Found out Hate Eternal is gonna enter the studio soon.
Noy expecting another I, Monarch but it will be good. It is Hate Eternal afterall, right?
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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:11 am

I'm on the final hurdle of reading every James Bond book ever, only four more Young Bond and re-reading Devil May Care to go. I'll probably drop dead just before the last page.

On a similar note, rewatched Die Another Day this week and really enjoyed, much more than I used to. The flaws are still there (Berry, THAT surf CGI moment, The way the uneven tone between gritty spy thriller and silly Roger Moore style results in James Bond electrocuting the leader of North Korea, cheating exterior shots during both virtual reality sequences even though there's no reason for the machine to create the outside of the building when there's no real people there...).

But, it's fun, breezy, has as many great moments as bad (gotta love tramp Bond walking into Hong Kong's most expensive hotel like he owns it) and Toby Stephens having the time of his life camping it up to 11. All in all, a more entertaining film that Quantum of Solace, even if that's a more worthy movie.

Also, a great night at work yesterday as we had a big important visit in the mourning so senior management could see how we do things. Thus to insure they never find out how we do things we had about 50 managers off days come in. 6 people down every aisle and, at the point where we'd normally be curdled up in a corner crying like babies we were all done and just pretending to work.
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Post by Sades » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:27 pm

Knowing awesome beasties like this exist makes me really happy:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... ant-squid/
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Post by BOOBS1 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:44 am

Sades wrote:Knowing awesome beasties like this exist makes me really happy:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... ant-squid/
mmmm....calimari
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Post by Sades » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:17 am

Very good! You've correctly linked Squid with Calamari. You get a cookie.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:33 pm

I'm on holiday. Woot.
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Post by Heinrad » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:16 am

Something else that makes me happy. They're making a new Judge Dredd movie.
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Post by Sades » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:19 am

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Post by Sades » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:59 am

Some random guy on the bus this morning told me that my hairdo (bunches) brightened his day. That was nice.

I made someone's day brighter just by being. :o Having weird hair, more like.
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Post by Rurudyne » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:18 am

I was recently encouraged by a careful reading of United States v Butler (link) and finding that, once again, it is a ruling that is the exact opposite of what many people these days believe it to be — amounting to willful misrepresentation on some folk's part to be sure.
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Post by Ackula » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:12 am

I'm not dead, yet.
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Post by Sades » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:52 am

School library article database- Oh how I love you.

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