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Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – March 09, 2009 06:23PM Reply Quote
Ok, enough with everything that's bad, depressing, and otherwise a downer. Come on, get happy!

Dr Phred (Moderator) – March 09, 2009 06:26PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I heard through the grapevine that one of members stopped visiting because this place has become so damn depressing. So, in a tiny effort to provide some balance, post your happy news here.

I'll start. I just came in to a bit of money right when I needed it most. I was able to pay off some bills and get a bit ahead. Not bad in this fun economy.

ddt – March 09, 2009 07:08PM Reply Quote
sun's out! amazing what that can do for your mood.

been reading some studies about happiness research (no, really) and one technique that has shown, in real science tests, to combat depression is to express gratitude, whether privately or to someone. so: i've been really glad for the years of community, exposure to new ideas, help, and support from alla ya. thanks so much.


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El Jeffe – March 09, 2009 07:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Woke up this morning.
My son's basketball team went undefeated and won their championship a week ago.
Found $5 today.
I'm still employed.

John Willoughby – March 09, 2009 07:51PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
The last post on this thread is always the Happy Ending. I'm always happy about Happy Endings.

tomierna (Admin) – March 09, 2009 09:28PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
About five months ago we got a Shetland Sheepdog.

Her name's Izzie, and she's a really fun dog.


Cute overload. How's that for Happy? :)

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John Willoughby – March 09, 2009 10:44PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I've heard the sheepdogs need a lot of attention (too bright to veg). Is it true? She's a cutie. (BTW, I am NOT too bright to veg.)

tomierna (Admin) – March 09, 2009 10:53PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Izzie is quite smart. She only fell for fake throws the first couple of times. She watches airplanes, and knows when things are behind other things. Reflections and the TV don't seem to interest her - I'm not sure if that's a strike against her intelligence though :D

She's about seven months old, and knows all of her toys by name and can usually find them wherever they are in the house.

There's usually someone at the house, and she's been getting me up for breaks from the computer when it's just me. Win-win!

Shetlands are herding dogs, and need a job. We have chickens, and she herds them into the corners of our fence. Hopefully we'll be able to train her to get them into the coop instead of behind various things.

Mokers (Moderator) – March 09, 2009 11:09PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Good thread.

Won my league basketball game today.

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Cloudscout – March 09, 2009 11:47PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I just finished reading "Agent to the Stars" by John Scalzi. How refreshing to read a book that isn't afraid to have a happy ending without trying to screw with your head first.

ARL (Moderator) – March 10, 2009 03:30AM Reply Quote
What to be happy for?

I'm not dead yet...

tliet – March 10, 2009 05:43AM Reply Quote
Excellent thread! My hamster is still alive and kicking, even though he's over two and a half years old!

His cage is open during the day so he can walk about on the table and when he's tired he goes back to sleep in his cage. I've just cleaned his cage (doesn't need to be cleaned more than once per 2 months) and he's mad as hell. He just lost his stock of food, so he's busy all morning walking around my table looking for the seeds that I've hidden left and right and stuffing his cheeks with them before withdrawing into his home (a small porcelain vase in the cage).

tliet – March 10, 2009 06:11AM Reply Quote

And I've found the love of my life (well, the second one) a little over 2 years ago. She turned out to live in the same city as me and on top of that, her first boyfriend (35 years ago) lived next to my grandparents. Since we differ a few years, let's just say I was probably on my tricycle then.

johnny k – March 10, 2009 07:06AM Reply Quote
Had a restorative weekend. Spectacular weather yesterday, and I went to the ICA on the Boston waterfront to see the Shepard Fairey exhibit. The weather sucks again but I'll be going to Phoenix this weekend to get in some spring training and Mexican food.

I'm obsessed about my work (which is great), and am allowed to be by my very patient fiancée. We got engaged in January, also on a spectacular day, on top of a mountain in Phoenix. She just got into the nurse practitioner program at Mass General Hospital, a much better program than the community college one she was just rejected from for the second year back in Arizona (they're not merit-based, go figure).

rino – March 10, 2009 09:00AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Gratitude indeed...

I started the day in foul, really foul, Deadwood foul fucking mood. It was cold, dark, and a new layer of snow coats everything.

Then after I managed to make it out of the house alive (my wife didn't kill me) we took our dog on the usual walk and half way through after he willingly and happily fetched a perfect throwing stick, the sun was rising and all was right with the world.

Happy Birthday Sigo
This is from near what some call the christmas holidays ... on the frozen lake in Belgrade Lakes area of Maine. We are over about 20' of lake!

I am finalizing the tweaks on a new site template for my institution's alumni magazine and the new layout I've designed makes me very happy.

I have beautiful children. I could repeat this every day!

El Jeffe – March 10, 2009 10:39AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
vanilla pudding pop.

(until it makes me nauseated, that is. like many things)

Ron Burns – March 10, 2009 10:59AM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
The tortoises have been awake for ten days now, and seem to be firing on all cylinders...spring is here.

( yes, you did count correctly, there are eleven of them...)

ddt – March 10, 2009 10:59AM Reply Quote
congratulations, all. that really is good to hear. and congratulations for the lovahs here.

oh, and, johnny: it may not still be there, but there was a restaurant on mass ave past cambridge common (on the left side as you keep walking) that has a neon sign "mexican food" -- half bar, half eatery. it was a long time ago, but i remember a really good cactus burrito.

then again, next time you're in SF, we'll to go the mission.


John Willoughby – March 10, 2009 11:38AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Gentlemen, start your turtles!

El Jeffe – March 10, 2009 11:59AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'm going to cross-post.

Australia (The Movie)

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