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Title: What made you smile today?
Post by: dragonfly on March 04, 2017, 10:49:33 PM
My cat loves taking walks. She's so much fun to watch while she's kittying around out in the yard. Except when I told her we were done, her claws told me we were not done and that was not fun.
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Post by: banditpony on March 04, 2017, 11:07:33 PM
Found a semi-local place to get egg waffle... So we went and ate one. Lol
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Post by: dragonfly on March 04, 2017, 11:08:20 PM
what is egg waffle? I like eggs and waffles...:D
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Post by: banditpony on March 04, 2017, 11:32:07 PM
It's an Asian street food. It's kinda like waffle/cake batter cooked in a special griddle pan. There are a bunch of puffs all connected... Like bubble wrap! So it's a little bit crispy, and puffy.
I'm on my cell so I can't link a pic, but Google it! I think it might also be called bubble waffle.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 05, 2017, 04:53:23 AM
Accidentally discovering Kyoto has a pokemon centre.
Accidentally discovering I can actually walk to it.
Accidentally buying things.
Accidentally.
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Post by: slyons on March 05, 2017, 05:58:20 PM
What made me smile today? The way my dog reacted to the fact that both of us were home this morning and getting our shoes on...she knew she was going too, all jumps and spins and smiles  :)
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Post by: glitterball on March 05, 2017, 07:38:20 PM
Finishing a Sunday roast with my family and pondering what to have for dessert... then remembering that there was a brand new tub of dairy icecream that I had stashed a few weeks ago in the freezer + forgotten about!

It wasn't just me that was smiling!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 05, 2017, 08:05:59 PM
My dad and I have this really sweet dinosaur plush. I got him from an acquaintance when I was about 8 maybe? We loved him instantly, and to this day he sometimes stays at his house, sometimes at my house. Fast forward to this week; I found some really cool dinosaur socks at Primark, and the dinosaurs look just like our dino, so I decided to send my dad a set as a surprise. Yesterday he called, and he loves them! It made his day, so it also made mine. :D
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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on March 05, 2017, 08:52:47 PM
I had a very smiley day. I stayed overnight in London and met up with friends who made me smile.
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Post by: Rainbowrific Renia on March 05, 2017, 09:03:12 PM
I accidentally bought a Ravenclaw sweater from Hot Topic that would normally be too small on me. I put it on today and it fits! It's a little snug, but comfy. I have a very difficult time seeing my own weight loss, but things like that make me realize these pounds must be going somewhere.  :lol:
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Post by: Koudoawaia on March 05, 2017, 10:45:22 PM
Having a nice outing with my husband.^^ We ate at Zaxby's which is very near our apartment for the first time. Their chicken fingers are great. Not dry at all like most peoples' chicken fingers/strips. They are very nice and moist.
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Post by: mlp4me on March 06, 2017, 12:15:14 AM
What made me smile today? I actually had a little bit of time to relax and work on a custom...
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Post by: SnorkMaiden on March 06, 2017, 04:46:15 PM
Thoughts of what I could have for dinner tonight. That kind of thought usually makes me smile. :)
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Post by: Koudoawaia on March 06, 2017, 06:06:47 PM
My husband  has the day off with me today^^
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Post by: melodys_angel on March 06, 2017, 07:14:03 PM
Went to the dollar store to get some envolopes; ended up looking at all the garden stuff and getting a bunch of spring stickers! (the planting stuff will drive me up the wall to get now because ill want to actually be in the garden)
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 06, 2017, 07:37:51 PM
I found a brave heart lion care bare cousin at the thrift. I know he is not vintage, being from 2004 but I promised my baby sister, I would find her one again.  So this will do till I find a vintage one.
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Post by: NinaMarie on March 07, 2017, 05:23:30 AM
My coworker found a purple stapler at Office Depot and bought it for me just because. Seeing that bright purple stapler sitting on my desk really makes me smile.
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Post by: glitterball on March 09, 2017, 04:39:39 AM
My coworker found a purple stapler at Office Depot and bought it for me just because. Seeing that bright purple stapler sitting on my desk really makes me smile.
How thoughtful of your friend!  :heart:

I visited a homewares store (UK) called Dunelm - and was amazed to see that they were selling rolls of bright pink PVC table coverings, embedded with holographic  glitter! It certainly made me smile as it looked so sparkly!

I bought half a metre and will use it as a covering for my kid's craft table; it is rather thick but I will see if I can die-cut a scrap too, to make coffee coasters  :biggrin: I also bought a few metres of the thinner, transparent glitter PVC covering, I will place it over a coloured table cloth for my kid's party and use scraps to craft with - a bit floppy for flutter wings but perfect for making little bags and pencil cases!  :art:

Yes, glittery things do make me smile!  :lol:
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Post by: northstar3184 on March 09, 2017, 06:52:13 AM
We had a surprise award ceremony for a lady who has volunteered at our animal shelter for 15 years.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 12, 2017, 07:25:12 PM
Finding this jar. :mrgreen:

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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on March 12, 2017, 08:36:21 PM
Pinkie Pie ringing the school bell with her own head.
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Post by: LunaMoonCustoms1212 on March 12, 2017, 08:38:48 PM
my crush kept talking to me  ^.^
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 17, 2017, 03:13:29 PM
This thread needs a bump. ^.^

Two things made me smile today. We had our first breakfast on our own balcony this morning! :sunny:


And...
After 23 years I finally have a Zombie T-shirt! :shocked: :yippee:

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Post by: NinaMarie on September 15, 2017, 07:52:56 AM
My husband!
A vendor came in to show new product at my work today and the last time I saw her I was engaged and the last she visited my work I was out that week for the wedding prep. She of course wanted to know all about the wedding and see pictures and get updates. I got to gush about how amazing my husband is and how amazing our life together is and how incredibly happy I am. I love him so very much and talking about him was a super mood booster  :biggrin:
 :lovey:
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Post by: SilverHorsey on September 15, 2017, 09:48:58 AM
I got my laundry done. Ahh, the joys of living alone durning university :biggrin:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 15, 2017, 03:58:56 PM
I got offered a phone interview for an awesome job that is right up my alley! It's permanent. full time and not in Macclesfield as well! :D :frolic:
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Post by: Luxrayx on September 15, 2017, 04:15:06 PM
It was really cold out this morning. Like, winter cold. I was worried about the September weather after last year's heat wave, but I'm feeling reassured now :good:
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Post by: Galactica on September 15, 2017, 05:51:21 PM
It's an Asian street food. It's kinda like waffle/cake batter cooked in a special griddle pan. There are a bunch of puffs all connected... Like bubble wrap! So it's a little bit crispy, and puffy.
I'm on my cell so I can't link a pic, but Google it! I think it might also be called bubble waffle.

OMG I NEED AN EGG WAFFLE!  Lol  (but seriously, I do)

What made me smile today was my baby- who woke me up rather early (not smiling then) but when I went to get him his face lit up into this ridiculously cute gummy grin...  it gets me every time the cute lil stinker...
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 17, 2017, 02:42:18 AM
We had a screech owl nearby I called, and they called back. I have not heard one on ages, that was thrilling.
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Post by: glitterball on September 17, 2017, 03:48:57 PM
We had a screech owl nearby I called, and they called back. I have not heard one on ages, that was thrilling.
How cool that they called back!

An icecream van stopped outside my folks' house today just as we had finished our lunch so it was a great treat for my kid to indulge in some whippy icecream! What great timing - smiles everywhere!
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Post by: ShugarGlider on September 17, 2017, 06:31:12 PM
I met a fellow pony collector and artist at my garage sale on Saturday! Hopefully we can be friends.
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Post by: Kiwi on September 20, 2017, 11:57:40 AM
So our driveways are all being re-done, and yesterday started our row. I popped home quick to drop off some things, and grab a box that needed to be shipped out. Everything is just a pile of dirt, and I noticed it looked like the rocks around the garden have been moved/cleared out. We had one particular large rock next to the door, as a door stop when we're unloading. I got sad thinking it probably got scooped up with the driveway clearing.

Well, when I got home later, I saw the rock tucked in safely right at the corner of the garage door, out of harms way. I asked hubby about it (thinking he might've done it)...nope, turns out the workers must've realized why the rock was there, and they saved it. Just one of those sweet little feel good moments.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 20, 2017, 04:06:58 PM
Well I was looking through some supremely kitschy unicorn-themed affirmation cards for a bit of fun earlier, drew one for my dad and the card that came out said "Be grateful for the people who make you happy." He patted me on the shoulder and said "The person I'm most grateful for is in the room right now." It was the ultimate Hallmark moment but I have never felt warmer and fuzzier in my entire life. :heart:
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 20, 2017, 04:42:37 PM
Today in the newspaper (The Sun), there's a story where a parrot copied its owners voice and ordered ten gold gift boxes on Amazon.uk using Alexia.
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Post by: Chrissytree on September 20, 2017, 10:37:19 PM
I had a nervous giggle when the dog poop I was searching for in the weeds jumped away! It was a frog.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 21, 2017, 12:42:57 AM
I got to see a red admiral butterfly at work, and a few monarch ones as well.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 21, 2017, 10:00:25 PM
Nice to see that this thread is active again! :D

We had a screech owl nearby I called, and they called back. I have not heard one on ages, that was thrilling.

That's so awesome! :D I've only heard an owl once in my life (or actually one season long), a tawny owl. Funny thing is that he started on Halloween eve, so at first I thought it was a sound effect somewhere. But I kept hearing it regularly until the spring, so it was a real owl. So magical. :glitter: I never heard him again after that. 
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Post by: glitterball on September 25, 2017, 08:55:53 PM
So, I was out in the precinct today, just popping to the shop to get a bread roll when two girls came up to me.

"Would you like a free haircut and blow-dry? One of our models has cancelled on us and we are desperate for someone to take her place!"

Was there a catch? No. OK then!  :P

I stuck another hour on my parking ticket and had my hair washed and cut - the cut took ages (she was a newbie) and I only had a simple dry as time was short (I needed to collect my child from school) but hey, a free trim's a free trim and I was very happy!  :thumb:

oh, I never got that bread roll  :lol:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 26, 2017, 08:10:51 PM
^ Haha, that's awesome! :lol:

As for me, autumn/halloween stuff makes me insanely happy. I already spent much more money on it than I should have, but it's so pretty! Especially now that the weather is so beautiful, and not hot at all! Today I bought two real pumpkins, a tiny fake one with a happy face and LED-light in it, a "Book of Shadows" (it's a fake book that lights up if you want it to, but it looks so awesome), an autumn umbrella and the sweetest brown little mushrooms that my husband gave me. :frolic: And the reason it makes me smile even more is CATS. XD There are pictures under the spoiler if anyone wants to see! :D

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Post by: Safflower on September 27, 2017, 02:55:00 AM
Talking about Star Trek Discovery with my fellow classmate. He is the only classmate who knows what I'm talking about, the others all judge me and think I'm a nerd. Glad to know one person who doesn't think I'm a nerd in the bad sense! :biggrin:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 05, 2017, 05:31:48 PM
Just yesterday I found out by coincidence that you can fix flips-flops with a bread clip, it was mentioned on a fun site I like to visit when I'm bored. Today the hole of one of my flip-flops split. I could fix it right away, HA! :D
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Post by: slyons on October 07, 2017, 09:42:51 PM
Being at the right place at the right time and being the first in line when a register opened at Superstore, score! :thumb:
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Post by: Beldarna on October 08, 2017, 07:29:57 AM
My 19,8 pound cat still think he's as small as a kitten and has been determined to sleep on my legs while I sit on the couch this week. I have to hold him on both sides so he wont tip over completely locking me in a rather uncomfortable position. But he is usually a bit shy so the fact that he wants to be with me and sleep there just makes my heart melt and I can't help but smile from ear to ear. The love from a cat is fantastic.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 15, 2017, 05:52:28 PM
All the nice smells in the air! :hearts:
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Post by: glitterball on October 15, 2017, 07:28:37 PM
After lunch at my parents today, I went upstairs and brought down an old box of ponies - my daughter took Baby Apple Delight and adult North Star home - it was so cute watching her role-playing with them in the car on the way back home!  :heart: :heart: :heart:
May have to do a spa day for those two as they are a bit dusty  :lol:
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Post by: Luxrayx on October 17, 2017, 06:44:02 PM
I finally managed to work up the courage to text an old friend I haven't seen in a long time. And... It went well! First step to being socially confident ^.^
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Post by: Storybelle on October 17, 2017, 08:11:57 PM
Lidl got crayfish in again! My favourite fishy treat  ^.^ :yummy: It may be a small thing but I was completely exhausted from not sleeping and then work was stressful so getting to go home and eat something nice cheered me up.
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Post by: tikibirds on October 18, 2017, 12:39:59 AM
Not having to work today made me happy..
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 18, 2017, 02:14:24 AM
I got to pet a few cold bees today, they even fell asleep on me, and later got warm and took off.
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Post by: melodys_angel on October 18, 2017, 05:49:45 PM
The weather.  Sunny and dry with a cool crisp breeze
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 18, 2017, 08:11:18 PM
That my husband called me when I was on my way home from work to tell me that a pony package was waiting for me! He knew I had a rough day, so he thought it would cheer me up to know. It did. :D :heart:
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Post by: glitterball on October 18, 2017, 08:56:49 PM
Mega pony-mail arrived for me today too - 12 g1s in total from various ebay sellers - including a Gusty!  :lovey: it's been quite a while since I have had so many... some are baity but that's fine because I love doing spa days and trying to clean them up... plus my kid can enjoy playing with them too without me having to hide them away for being "too precious"  :lol:  pure pony play-times!  :ohyeah: :thumb:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 20, 2017, 04:49:28 PM
Stormy weather, and I could finally work on some fun projects I wanted to do! So nice. Mostly home decorating stuff. :awake:
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Post by: melodys_angel on October 20, 2017, 07:04:31 PM
Today I had to go out and the neighbours grandkid was there.  He let me pick him up--and never lets anyone but mom/dad/grandparents do it.

I grew up with his dad..he and I are a year apart.
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Post by: glitterball on October 20, 2017, 08:06:42 PM
Took my girl to a soft-play / indoor activity play centre this afternoon - (I usually avoid these places, screaming kids etc) but she had a whale of a time, made new friends and was tired-out when she got home this evening!
Successful day!  :biggrin:
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Post by: TornadoLovesMelody on October 21, 2017, 10:05:18 AM
Two friends that visited. They were meaning to just use our guest room to nap here before their flight but instead we ended up talking and having a blast 'til 3:30am when they took the train.
Was a great evening.
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Post by: Beldarna on October 22, 2017, 12:40:20 PM
Went to see a movie yesterday at my former workplace and was told I was missed a lot. One girl said she thinks of me every shift she has. I'm not sure if she was serious or not but I'm still smiling and filled with warm fuzzies today.
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Post by: glitterball on October 22, 2017, 05:22:13 PM
Went to see a movie yesterday at my former workplace and was told I was missed a lot. One girl said she thinks of me every shift she has. I'm not sure if she was serious or not but I'm still smiling and filled with warm fuzzies today.

Aww that's nice to feel missed!

So today we were invited to lunch at our friends' house, they have a beautiful black springer spaniel + he favoured me above the rest to be his human cushion!  :lol: He fell asleep on me a few times + followed me when I needed to go to the bathroom  :P What a sweetie he is!
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Post by: Harmonie on October 22, 2017, 06:46:21 PM
It's nice and autumn-like outside, and I really think that summer is finally coming to an end.
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Post by: glitterball on November 03, 2017, 08:24:28 PM
I was happy today because some ponymail arrived - a brand new, wave-1 Lilly Drop baby seapony! I had to get her on E-B as I have not seen any for sale in my local stores (here in the UK).

I left her on a shelf in my kid's room, ready for her to find...

...this she did and was thrilled!   :newpony:  she tore at the card to get to Lilly Drop an her little companions!  :lol:

I am now waiting for Sea Poppy to be available and I will buy her too (possibly next week!)  :ohyeah:
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Post by: achab1984 on November 13, 2017, 02:05:07 AM
Coming home from a stressful day at work and seeing my daughter, my little dog and pony collection! :)
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Post by: DazzleKitty on November 13, 2017, 03:35:10 AM
Playing Pokemon Moon. Yeah, a silly thing, but I haven't enjoyed Pokemon raising in a while.
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Post by: glitterball on November 13, 2017, 08:06:03 AM
Watching my husband and kid together, happily building a huge Lego project, Christmas music on, while I sip my cup of tea!
Bliss!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 13, 2017, 10:39:32 PM
A sparrow at work whom I thought was deaf, was actually taking notes on how I whistle, and now mimics me perfectly. I find it kinda endearing in a sweet sort of way.
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on November 13, 2017, 11:05:51 PM
I got a lot of new ponies in the mail today!
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Post by: glitterball on November 14, 2017, 07:06:27 AM
A sparrow at work whom I thought was deaf, was actually taking notes on how I whistle, and now mimics me perfectly. I find it kinda endearing in a sweet sort of way.

Sat at the bus stop yesterday I heard pretty chirping birdsong - looking closely I saw a tiny Jenny Wren hopping + whistling in a bush - notoriously very shy birds, it was a delight to watch and listen!
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Post by: Luxrayx on November 17, 2017, 11:41:19 AM
There's ski sports on TV! I'm usually not much of a sports person, but I make an exception for skiing. In my book, this means Christmas is coming :D
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Post by: Einhornbaby on November 17, 2017, 12:20:41 PM
My store manager telling my workmate and me today : "You wont believe me, how glad I am to have you here!" ... <3 I had no idea how good it feels to hear something like that!
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Post by: glitterball on November 17, 2017, 02:11:43 PM
Awesome ponymail day for me today -
received my grail from the USA  :newpony:
AND I have completed my MLP Movie baby seapony collection of Waves 1 + 2!  :newpony:
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Post by: Beldarna on November 20, 2017, 04:53:27 PM
Came to work today and by the register I found a note my boss had skribbled down as a reminder to himself. If I interpret it correctly, it means the guy I am covering for while he is studying is gonna start an internship and has resigned from work from december 1st. This would mean I get to stay after my contract is up in January.. It was such a scary leap to go from a steady job to a six month contract, but it seems like it pays off :). Gonna ask boss tomorrow if it's true just to be sure.
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Post by: glitterball on November 20, 2017, 07:18:27 PM
After school today, I joined another mum and her kids (along with mine) for a trip somewhere new - a garden centre that I did not know existed.

Oh wow, they had all their beautiful Christmas displays up - the various trees were AMAZING, reminded me of the type of trees that you see on movies!  :heart:

The kids were thrilled and jumped around screaming their delight at such wondrous, festive decor! As it was quite late, there were hardly any other customers around so we had the place to ourselves. Everyone was having fun...

then...

my daughter's front baby-tooth fell out (while she was eating a jam scone in the cafe) she was so pleased with herself!  :lol:

Looks like the tooth fairy is making a visit tonight...  :biggrin:
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Post by: Harmonie on November 21, 2017, 04:54:46 PM
I made an A on my piano exam!

My last exam did not go quite as well, and it was really frustrating to me because I did practice quite hard for it. However, this time I learned how I was practicing it wrong and did it right and it paid off!

I also have a 90 in the class, so I will hopefully be able to come out of the class with an A.

Now I have a chamber rehearsal sometime early in the afternoon and then I'll be on Thanksgiving break.
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Post by: glitterball on November 21, 2017, 05:07:27 PM
I made an A on my piano exam!

Yaaay! Well done!  :iconclap: :iconclap:

Today has (so far) been a good day for me for all sorts of reasons - friendly chats in shops with cashiers, meeting old friends, conquering a fear... just one of those days, can't really put my finger on it!  :) :sunny:
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Post by: Skeen on November 21, 2017, 07:43:37 PM
An old friend from work stopped by the office today.  I hadn't seen him in 12 years and it was a nice surprise! 
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 01, 2017, 05:19:40 PM
The fact that it's December, the fact that my whole class is as excited for Christmas as I am, the frost in the grass, the dry, ice-free ground, decorating my room, playing my new ukulele... Absolutely everything has been great today :D
*knocks on wood*
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Post by: Strawberrysweets on December 01, 2017, 08:56:29 PM
Today I found a PJ that match my Baby Liquorice :D
And it's snowing now, we had nice cold weather all week so I hope the snow stays longer then the ice.
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Post by: glitterball on December 01, 2017, 09:03:50 PM
Setting off on a drive to a shop that I have never been to, far away and not getting lost  :P
Oh and meeting friendly, helpful staff there too  :happy:
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Post by: Kiwi on December 02, 2017, 01:45:27 AM
We had fun decorating the office at work :D :xmas:
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Post by: glitterball on December 02, 2017, 11:52:15 AM
Doing a little bit of tidying and finding a missing Hello Kitty fidget spinner that my kid had lost for aaaages - she was so pleased to have it back!  :lol:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 02, 2017, 05:20:40 PM
Last night we had a fantastic Pakjesavond (Sinterklaas)! :hearts: And today it's just the perfect winter/Sinterklaas atmosphere. ^.^
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Post by: glitterball on December 02, 2017, 05:54:08 PM
Had our school Christmas fair + my kid visited Santa in his grotto - the school really made a lovely "set" with dark cloth that led through the darkened classrooms, past magical fairy lights and illuminated reindeer... then to Santa and some older kids dressed as elves! It really set the mood...

...I even switched on our out-door Christmas lights for the first time tonight!  :lol:  :green:
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on December 02, 2017, 06:33:05 PM
Finally being able to invite more campers to my campsite in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
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Post by: Beldarna on December 02, 2017, 08:37:16 PM
Came home from work and found that my boyfriend had redecorated our bedroom. It looked really nice.
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Post by: Harmonie on December 05, 2017, 03:23:01 AM
So there's this woman I've always kind of liked in band class, and this evening she randomly offered me a ride back to my apartment after a late rehearsal. I know it really means nothing at all, but...  :redface:
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Post by: glitterball on December 06, 2017, 08:00:49 PM
Got a Chinese Nightmare Moon fakie ages ago, that I took the wings + symbols off; turned her into Nightmare Rarity this afternoon and now my kid is having a great time role playing with her + her other ponies (hmm, supposed to be her bed time, though!)  :biggrin:
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 06, 2017, 08:16:17 PM
Had a German test at school today, where my weakest classmates got 15 extra minutes to do it and help from the teacher. At first this felt unfair. After all, do we not live in a capitalist society where everyone gets the same opportunities, and if someone fails to take advantage of this, they suffer the consequences? But then I remembered that school isn't really about equality of opportunity or the survival of the fittest, it's about helping students to learn as much as possible, even if some inequality is required to achieve justice. Classroom socialism for the win :D
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Post by: pinkkittywinks on December 06, 2017, 08:21:12 PM
The hedgehog Christmas decoration my Mum bought put a smile on my face today.

Love pkw xxx
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Post by: Safflower on December 07, 2017, 01:51:21 AM
I got a Wii from goodwill a couple months ago, but it had no controllers. Got four from eBay for a great deal and the finally came to day! I have gotten a couple of games and they are so fun, I'm so happy I got this to work after waiting so long for the controllers! :biggrin:
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Post by: Stormness_1 on December 07, 2017, 09:50:18 AM
This is kinda sad, but whatever. I work with the elderly, and a husband and wife were separated this week when the husband passed after a long illness. The wife hasn't taken anything but nutrient shakes since he passed, and only because she literally had no choice (it was that or go to hospital and go on a drip) but this morning, I finally got her to have a cup of tea and a biscuit, and she seemed to be a little bit better. They'd been married 50 years, but he wouldn't want her to give up just because he was gone. She's gonna be okay, and that made me smile.
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Post by: lockette on December 07, 2017, 06:06:25 PM
I just interviewed a new hire that sounds promising. that is enough to make me happy, as I'm losing two employees after the holidays. but the real kicker is his name.

his name is Alucard.

his last name is just as extra, but it's so specific that I couldn't share it in good conscience haha
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Post by: Harmonie on December 07, 2017, 06:10:59 PM
Going to rehearse my jury piece with my piano accompanist made me feel so much better about it. Working on it solo made me feel like there is nowhere I can breathe and cutting out notes to breathe/exhale felt like big mistakes and much bigger than I thought.

I also wasn't certain I could hold the piece together, but I did!
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 07, 2017, 06:29:58 PM
Cats who don't understand Christmas lights. XD

"HUMAN! What sorcery is this!?"

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Post by: Beldarna on December 08, 2017, 06:20:01 AM
I just interviewed a new hire that sounds promising. that is enough to make me happy, as I'm losing two employees after the holidays. but the real kicker is his name.

his name is Alucard.

his last name is just as extra, but it's so specific that I couldn't share it in good conscience haha

I admit I let out a little fangirlsqueee! Seriously, that is so cool! I wonder if he knows?
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 09, 2017, 10:29:47 AM
I'm going Christmas shopping today and it's snowing  :frolic:

Edit: It's still snowing several hours later, and it's making me so indescribably happy I need to say it twice :frolic: :frolic: :frolic:
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Post by: Pheasant on December 09, 2017, 08:39:40 PM
I'm going Christmas shopping today and it's snowing  :frolic:

Edit: It's still snowing several hours later, and it's making me so indescribably happy I need to say it twice :frolic: :frolic: :frolic:

Meanwhile, I'm happy that it's not snowing yet. 

(Mostly because I'd have to shovel it.  :lol: )
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Post by: DazzleKitty on December 11, 2017, 03:20:15 AM
I hung out with my friend today, which is something I don't do often enough. We had a great time just chatting and taking a walk in the park.
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Post by: kiwimlp on December 11, 2017, 08:12:12 AM
Funniest Home Videos on TV.  Sooo funny! 
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Post by: glitterball on December 13, 2017, 02:16:10 PM
Went to change my old rear car tyres today, had a 45 minute wait.

Sat in the reception with 2 other ladies + we all starting chatting - it became lively, funny and the time flew!
Oh and half-way though I sold my house  :lol: (took an agent call while waiting there).  :cool:

So, a productive lunch-time, celebrated with a steaming mug of tea and cheese/ham/pickle on toast when I got home *treat*  :lol:
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 14, 2017, 02:16:10 AM
I got to see the sparrows at work, all fluffed up, they look like little puff balls, and they call to me as well.
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Post by: glitterball on December 14, 2017, 05:23:41 AM
I got to see the sparrows at work, all fluffed up, they look like little puff balls, and they call to me as well.

awwww too cute!
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Post by: BethyVic on December 14, 2017, 05:45:16 AM
For the first time, my mom and I successfully went shopping at the mall with my dog in her stroller.  I have a note saying she is my Lupus support dog, but we were still nervous and worrying about her barking.  But, it went quite well.  We are both very happy and looking forward to doing this again. Because she is still a puppy, I can only go out if my dog is with me or if my parents take care of her, so this means I now have more freedom. :)
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 15, 2017, 08:14:02 AM
Watching Good Morning Britain, Richard Arnold, and Kate (can't remember her last name) did the core challenge that was shown on Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday. Let's just say that it was so funny to watch.

If I can find the video on YouTube I'll post it.
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Post by: lockette on December 16, 2017, 05:04:44 PM
this is my 610th post and my bday is 6/10. :)
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 19, 2017, 07:39:40 PM
I know you're not supposed to care too much about Christmas presents - the joy of giving instead of receiving and all that - but my friend gave me a present today. I haven't opened it yet, but it feels soft, and knowing her it's probably a pokemon plushie. I want to open it so badly, can't it be Christmas eve right away? :silly:
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Post by: Harmonie on December 20, 2017, 04:01:16 AM
I made straight A's for this semester! This is ashamedly the first time this has ever happened in my entire life. Given the way lessons and piano class are graded a bit tougher here than at other institutions, I know that I earned those grades, too, and that makes it better.

I also got to get my bassoon back out and go play at a mall Christmas bassoon ensemble deal. I've been playing it in for years, but it's a little more special for me now that I've switched to oboe, and it's an opportunity for me to get to play my old love.
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Post by: Beldarna on December 20, 2017, 07:04:22 AM
Congratulations Harmonie. :) Such a great achievement!


Three weeks ago I had a head x-ray and, well I got the results yesterday but it hadn't really sunk in until this morning. My brain is healthy! No tumour, no broken vessels, nothing. Perfectly fine and normal. No more sleepless nights of planning phonecalls with bad news, planning my funeral and whatnot. I am not gonna die or have a surgery! Best christmas present ever!
I still don't know what is causing my headache and the doctor is gonna go over it all and talk to me about the next step. But at least I'm gonna live! :biggrin:
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Post by: glitterball on December 20, 2017, 07:45:10 AM
Congratulations Harmonie. :) Such a great achievement!


Three weeks ago I had a head x-ray and, well I got the results yesterday but it hadn't really sunk in until this morning. My brain is healthy! No tumour, no broken vessels, nothing. Perfectly fine and normal. No more sleepless nights of planning phonecalls with bad news, planning my funeral and whatnot. I am not gonna die or have a surgery! Best christmas present ever!
I still don't know what is causing my headache and the doctor is gonna go over it all and talk to me about the next step. But at least I'm gonna live! :biggrin:

Beldarna - wonderful news!!  :hug:

re: headaches - could it be something environmental, releasing chemicals that make you feel bad? For example - a new carpet? Sofa? Painted walls? Deodorant spray?

ETA
Harmonie, well done!! *AAAAA*
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Post by: Beldarna on December 21, 2017, 12:30:49 PM
Quote from: Beldarna

Three weeks ago I had a head x-ray and, well I got the results yesterday but it hadn't really sunk in until this morning. My brain is healthy! No tumour, no broken vessels, nothing. Perfectly fine and normal. No more sleepless nights of planning phonecalls with bad news, planning my funeral and whatnot. I am not gonna die or have a surgery! Best christmas present ever!
I still don't know what is causing my headache and the doctor is gonna go over it all and talk to me about the next step. But at least I'm gonna live! :biggrin:

Beldarna - wonderful news!!  :hug:

re: headaches - could it be something environmental, releasing chemicals that make you feel bad? For example - a new carpet? Sofa? Painted walls? Deodorant spray?

Thanks :). Yeah, no. Been going through everything. No changes in perfumes, soap, shampoo, detergents, food, drinks etc, no new furnitures, cloths or even haircolourbrand that could cause it.

It's so specific as well, right above/behind my right eye and spreading out like a web from there. Some painkillers work and some don't. It's so weird.
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Post by: Safflower on December 24, 2017, 01:39:20 PM
It snowed! I'm going to have a white Christmas! It doesn't snow where I live at all, but I'm at my Grandparents house, which is a few states over. I'm so happy, I never get snow! :biggrin:
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 27, 2017, 07:27:02 PM
I got to hang out with an old friend who I've known forever, but have barely seen in the last few years since he moved across the country. I was really worried, because how do you act around a grown man who you've only known as a boy? I was afraid we'd grown apart or that it would be awkward. But I didn't have to be, because we spent the day playing video games and having fun just like in the old days :D
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Post by: Harmonie on December 28, 2017, 12:40:44 AM
I'm late on this, but thank you Beldarna and glitterball!

My mom has been talking about this before Christmas and it's put a smile on my face pretty much ever since, even if it's probably far too early for me to get too excited about the prospect: My mom is very tired of certain aspects of the state we live in and is giving a more serious than ever consideration of moving... Moving to a Northeast state like Vermont or New Hampshire!

It's been my dream to move to the Northeast for so many years, however I couldn't really give it a serious consideration because leaving my family would break my heart.. But now it might actually become a reality?

 :frolic:

It's too early to really get excited about this because of all of the specifics (including me finding a good grad school), but no I can't stop myself from constantly being happy at the thought!
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Post by: Littlesparklepony on December 28, 2017, 04:39:16 PM
I´m at home with a Cold and my Boyfriend washed my car both inside and outside. He also bought my favourite candy.  :inlove:
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Post by: glitterball on December 28, 2017, 05:53:32 PM
Spending a couple of days on the south coast at the moment. I took a walk by the beach today.

Weather forecast said cold + frosty but is was mild and VERY sunny!  :sunny: Not too many folks around, so a very pleasant amble for us.

Had a meal at a trendy new eaterie (been before - best freshly-caught, bubbly batter-beer fish + rustic chips EVER so had to go again!)

Recent storm had washed up so many plump starfish on to the beach, sadly, but there were plenty of gorgeous swirly shells washed up too! Had a great time searching through + collecting them (perfect for show-and-tell at school next week!)  :cool:
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Post by: Luxrayx on January 10, 2018, 07:09:53 PM
It's snowing again today! I feel like this is the first "normal" winter we've had since I was little. That is to say, it's still disappointingly mild, but not so mild that we can't have a few weeks of snow :D
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Post by: glitterball on January 10, 2018, 08:40:27 PM
Missed a UPS parcel, had the dreaded yellow card through the door...

Guessed where their depot was and jumped in the car to see if they had the parcel - RESULT! And the lady receptionist was SO kind and friendly, too!

Wasn't ponymail, though, but lots of cool craft stuff!  :cool:
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Post by: Beldarna on January 14, 2018, 05:26:57 PM
I'm sitting by my new desk. It's enormous, it's white and I put it together mostly myself. Proud day to be me. :)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 14, 2018, 07:54:01 PM
Two words: Marmite cheese!!! :yummy:
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Post by: melodys_angel on January 15, 2018, 06:24:43 PM
My fiancé linked me that adorable comic.

Puppy as a delivery man, having something for the boy that opens the door--kisses!
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Post by: Beldarna on February 03, 2018, 07:37:29 AM
Squishys is the new big thing for kids around here, and my store got a huge batch Thursday and is thus extremly popular amongst the younger crowd. We sell the squishys in singles and in ten-packs. So today a young girl picked up the pack with ten which cost 150SEK and said to her friends she would buy it and then sell the squishys individually at school for 10SEK each, earning 1000SEK doing so. Her friends called her out on her poor mathskills and she thought about it and agreed she did the calculations wrong. Then she dropped this gem: She would sell them at 15SEK each, earning 100SEK. I had a hard time containing my laughter. I loved her sense of business, it really made me smile, but that poor girl is gonna have a hard time in life not knowing the basics.
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Post by: Harmonie on February 17, 2018, 12:41:39 AM
Discovering a new female Classic-era composer, Marianna Martines. For those who don't know much about Classical music, you could probably still recognize the names Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Those are pretty much the only three composers we actually learn about in the Classic-era style! All it takes is a little bit of research to find more, I suppose, but still... And it's really neat to find a woman composer!
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Post by: Mareacooda on February 18, 2018, 06:37:44 AM
Watching Sassy be goofball as plays on her tower cat condo...
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Post by: poniesthatsparkle on February 20, 2018, 01:01:54 AM
My economics teacher showed us a slideshow today and ponies were featured very subtly in one of the slides about merchandise and packaging :happy:
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Post by: Kiwichi on February 26, 2018, 07:09:24 PM
My husband rolled over to hug our 3yo daughter this morning... 

She told him in a bossy tone, "Don't squeeze my boob".

He told her sternly, "Im just giving you a hug and you don't have boobs".

She replied sternly, "Yes I do!"

Of course I couldnt help laughing/smiling, then I got scolded for teaching my daughter that.  I had said it this past weekend after being annoyed, and baby must've remembered :-p

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Post by: SwirlyWhirly on February 26, 2018, 08:25:32 PM
I smiled while walking my dog because the sun was out and the snow glittering. It was beautiful, although very cold.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 28, 2018, 12:45:12 PM
There's a proper amount of snow outside! Not just a faffing little bit that disappears by midday, an actual blanket of snow!
I'm gonna get my boots on and go jump right in it. :D
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Post by: SwirlyWhirly on February 28, 2018, 06:44:25 PM
I walked across the frozen lake today. I used to ski on the frozen sea as a kid but I haven't done that in 20 years time since I now live somewhere where winter's aren't as cold and the ices doesn't get as thick. One good thing about this cold winter! This simple walk over frozen water made my day because it's something I haven't done in 20 years and I know I'll remember it for that years from now. It was kind of a epiphany. Suddenly I realised that one of my goals this year should be to do more things I never do. Try new things, do things I haven't done in a long time, things I'll remember because they stand out from what I do every day.
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Post by: Aflame on February 28, 2018, 07:05:41 PM
I watched  mlp fim the perfect pair makes me smile but also make me cry :)
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Post by: RoseNoire on February 28, 2018, 10:22:16 PM
I've always dreamed of a fun cooperative multiplayer game with friends on Age of Empire II since I'm 8 or something. I never really had the occasion to enjoy games with my siblings at that time since I was too young to have any strategic mind.
And now, 10+ years ago, my dream came true about 10 minutes ago. =D That was really fun, chatting, laughing, making jokes and all. The wait was worth it. =)
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Post by: PoserBeachball on March 02, 2018, 02:27:18 PM
We've got a 'proper amount' of snow, very unusual for where we live - walked up to the village and soooo many people about - kids on sledges, dogs running about all enjoying the spectacle and talking to one another, not a vehicle in sight. Then back indoors to a log fire and coffee.
It's got to our ponies too, they are having fun in the field - especially our little old Dartmoor Hill pony jumping about and playing in the snow with her friend.
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Post by: Luxrayx on March 02, 2018, 07:02:25 PM
I discovered that I played Pokemon Diamond for the first time on march 15th, 2008. So two weeks from now, my very first Luxray is ten years old ^.^
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 02, 2018, 07:51:37 PM
I found an old VHS of Huxley Pig and wow, some of those idents are disturbingly dramatic, especially for the start of kids' TV shows! :lol:
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Post by: Luxrayx on March 05, 2018, 08:08:44 PM
I saw a tiny bird's nest in a tiny tree, and it reminded me that winter doesn't last forever... Even if it feels like it does :cold:
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Post by: Emberfly on March 05, 2018, 08:11:37 PM
My hamster Virgil snuggling with me and my new dog Max bounding in the snow. They're both soooooo cute!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 06, 2018, 12:07:36 AM
LAW getting excited over finding the Anniversary ponies :lovey:

Spotting a G3 styling Rainbow Dash in the window of a charity shop and actually getting off the bus to go buy her >.> yes, seriously. I do that for ponies >.>

Getting an email from my prof telling me my written work is fine :)

Seeing the sun after a weekend of snow!
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Post by: otocolobus_manul on March 06, 2018, 12:11:07 AM
Finally getting in the 2 essays that have been stressing me to physical illness for the past few weeks, and going out in celebration and finding brushable Songbird Serenade + the last 2 blindbags I needed for wave 22!
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Post by: glitterball on March 09, 2018, 07:22:34 PM
World Book Day dress-up was rescheduled for today at school (due to school closures last week after the UK snow storms).

Loved seeing the kids dressed up as Oompa-Loompas etc.

Mine went as The Last Mrs Bluebeard, bloodied-dress, key and all  :devious:

...a bit macabre for a 5-year-old, I know, but grisly fun  :coffee:

(left the bloodied skirt in her bag so as not to scare the kids and told the teacher first, just in case!)
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Post by: Taffeta on March 09, 2018, 07:28:20 PM
Finally, some progress on my thesis section :) I've spent so much of this term studying Modern Japan for my teaching I've had hardly any brain time for my actual work. Writing today reminded me of how much cooler what I study is compared to what I teach xD <---biased :D

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Post by: Beldarna on March 10, 2018, 02:19:33 PM
I tried to recreate a dish I had at a restaurant a couple of months ago and it went beyond my expectations! So pleased with myself. :)
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Post by: RoseNoire on March 10, 2018, 02:35:05 PM
I managed to draw 2 really pretty landscapes. So pretty, I just looked at them and felt happy. It never happened to me before.
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Post by: Kikwifluff on March 10, 2018, 07:17:45 PM
Getting my power back after 4 days :) it’s such a relief!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 10, 2018, 10:00:47 PM
It's chilly, grey and raining. My favorite kind of weather :heart:
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 11, 2018, 06:23:53 PM
just looking at ponies, my birthday is coming up next month.
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Post by: Harmonie on March 12, 2018, 01:33:15 AM
The weather cooled off today and it was cloudy and breezy. I have to enjoy it while it lasts before it gets hot.  :cry:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 12, 2018, 11:37:11 AM
Salted caramel hot cross buns - yum! :D
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Post by: Kikwifluff on March 12, 2018, 11:41:36 AM
I adopted a dog yesterday! She is such a lovely girl. :heart:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 13, 2018, 05:46:53 PM
My Panzer Dragoon book arrived! I can't read a word of Japanese but there's so much concept art and so many screenshots in there, it reminded me of just how completely amazed I was by that game during my childhood. It hasn't aged well but it's still beautiful to me! :D
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Post by: RoseNoire on March 15, 2018, 01:08:57 PM
I helped someone I didn't really know to get away from a toxic relationship and depression so she thanked me by drawing an artwork of my ponysona. I am speechless.
(Her name is @Hemastral on Twitter and DeviantArt, she takes commissions.  (Yup, I'm never done helping someone out. =D ))
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Post by: Kiwi on March 17, 2018, 10:29:12 PM
We went to a book warehouse sale - first time we've heard about it. Basically they open up their warehouse with leftover stock, you get a box (18" x 10") and fill it (still has to close) for $35! It was neat. Next year we're thinking to plan ahead and go on the first day.



Also, just ordered a set of Harry Potter/Ravenclaw robes as my (early) birthday gift. :) We found hubby's by chance last week, unexpectedly, so he insisted on ordering mine early too. both our birthday aren't until May.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 18, 2018, 03:35:17 AM
Little red potatoes and cabbage! Yum :happy:
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Post by: Beldarna on March 18, 2018, 06:24:59 AM
My younger brother surprised me by showing up at work yesterday evening just before closing. He lives an hour and a half away so I don't see him very often. He crambed my bike into the trunk of his car, drove me home and spent the evening with me, and cleaned my kitchen :blink:. He didn't leave until past 11 pm. I was so tired afterwards but so happy to see him :heart:.
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Post by: Wild Raspberry on March 18, 2018, 09:29:52 PM
I went on a backpacking trip!!
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Post by: Luxrayx on March 20, 2018, 07:53:34 PM
I guess this is kind of a mean thing to smile about, but a very unpopular Norwegian politician lost her job today because she said something extremely rude and tactless (again). I'm just grateful for living in a country where tactless politicians lose their job, rather than one where they become president...
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 22, 2018, 05:39:08 PM
I saw a tree creeper! :hearts:
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Post by: Beldarna on March 22, 2018, 08:43:02 PM
One of the cats started acting weird today and I had to take him to the vet. He had urinary stones and it was worse than initially thought. Anyway, the smile is for my boss. When I called and told him I would be late because of the vet visit he said I should take my time. When I called him again letting him know I would be at least three hours late he said it was fine. When I learnt the cat would be there longer I asked if I could come in and work a couple of hours and then go get the cat and take him home and come back to work afterwards. Not only was my boss ok with that, he said I didn't even need to clock out, but should get paid, despite not being there. He has a cat himself so I think he gets it. But still. My boss is awesome :heart: (Cat is home btw, drowsy from painkillers and antibiotics but he has eaten and seems fine. Boyfriend was home when I brought him back so he has not been alone)
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Post by: poniiprincess on March 22, 2018, 08:47:10 PM
I tried the new Crystal Ball frappucinno from Starbucks after work and i really enjoyed it. Mind you i figured I would considering I really like peach.

I also am a part of a board gaming group that meets up every Thursday night that I am looking forward to.
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Post by: Safflower on March 23, 2018, 02:51:19 AM
This next week is spring break, and I have a feeling I am finally going to get my shiny Rowlet! I have only been hunting a few hours only on weekends, especially since I have had to do homework, so now I can just sit down and hunt.
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Post by: Luxrayx on March 26, 2018, 10:06:36 PM
It's finally warm enough that I can have my window open at night without freezing to death. I've really missed the fresh air ^.^
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on March 28, 2018, 09:54:03 PM
Watching Full Monty Live, and one of the bloke's trousers split in the shopping centre when they had to sit on the floor.  :haha:
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Post by: melodys_angel on March 29, 2018, 05:16:40 PM
The Amarylis bulb I planted yesterday ina  pot, sittingnext to a bunch of bright happy yellow flowers  my Fiance gave me 2 weeks ago :)
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Post by: Jocelyn on March 30, 2018, 12:26:34 AM
I was teaching a drawing class and today we drew a unicorn, so I brought my 4DE Twilight plush. When some kids finished and didn't have anything [non-destructive] to do, I pulled out my Twi and let them play with her. I had to tell them, "Twilight Sparkle gets motion sickness very easily, so she doesn't like to run around. She might get a headache." So one boy started cradling her and protecting her, because he didn't want Twilight to get sick :)
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Post by: pikkupapupata on March 30, 2018, 12:46:49 AM
I guess this is kind of a mean thing to smile about, but a very unpopular Norwegian politician lost her job today because she said something extremely rude and tactless (again). I'm just grateful for living in a country where tactless politicians lose their job, rather than one where they become president...

:rofl:  (but also :bawl:)

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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 30, 2018, 04:07:56 PM
Encountered a book on Far Cry 5 that says "Your Meat is Neat!" on the spine. I found it a lot funnier than I should have. :lol:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 01, 2018, 12:10:49 PM
Kingsday this month... PONIES!!! :freak: :newpony: :freak:
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Post by: Safflower on April 01, 2018, 03:41:58 PM
I made a new avatar of Surprise and every time I look at her I smile! I'm really proud of how she turned out :D
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Post by: SwirlyWhirly on April 02, 2018, 05:43:54 PM
It's finally spring! We're doing barbeque tonight and I spent a while reading outside in the garden.
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Post by: Harmonie on April 02, 2018, 06:44:30 PM
The weather being nice and chilly today makes me happy. It's cloudy and chilly enough to wear a jacket, but not chilly enough to actually be cold through the jacket. So really it's the ideal day for me as it's just nice outside in stark contrast with the hot, sunny, muggy days that I associate with this time of the year the most.
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Post by: Safflower on April 03, 2018, 01:18:55 AM
Everyone complimented me on my haircut today :biggrin:
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Post by: Harmonie on April 06, 2018, 04:23:18 AM
It looks like there's a fair chance of it snowing tomorrow night and possibly even getting a dusting!  :frolic:

Oh please let it happen! (it would be the first time I've seen snow since I've come to this college two years ago)
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Post by: PoserBeachball on April 06, 2018, 03:28:36 PM
Our little old Dartmoor mare decided Spring Has Sprung and had a mad half-hour leaping and bucking and galloping about. It was lovely to see her so spry after a long wet winter. She is about 25 years old - the equivalent of about 75 in human years, and can still out-turn and out-run the young pony >:) Lovely to see.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 06, 2018, 11:10:22 PM
I left some videos on as background noise while I do some art, then heard "Noone butt-dances in the window" entirely devoid of context. It made me laugh so hard I snorted. :lol:
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Post by: mewthemew on April 06, 2018, 11:18:44 PM
It's friday and, because of no classes, I got to sleep in till 7AM ^u^
(er- I tend to wake up at 5:30-6AM)
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 07, 2018, 08:05:27 AM
Completed the farming tips on Trio of Towns, finally I can get on with the game without worrying about whether or not I complete it at the end of spring.
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Post by: Duenia on April 07, 2018, 09:16:12 AM
One of my managers at work commented on how hard I had been working :)
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Post by: Harmonie on April 07, 2018, 02:26:44 PM
It snowed and even had some light accumulations! =D I got to walk through campus and see it with snow for the very first time. In April, a month before graduating.
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Post by: buddyboymama on April 09, 2018, 12:07:52 AM
I was sick yesterday. My dad came over to visit and kept the kids entertained for a couple of hours so I could lie down. Before he left, he gave the girls Easter goodie bags. And he had one for me, too.
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Post by: dakotadarkhooves on April 09, 2018, 07:19:32 PM
I've been sitting outside with my poor mare Dusty since 8:30 this morning (so...around 5-6 hrs ago I think) because a minor wound she got the other day developed an infection overnight and the vet can't come out until 2pm. I was really worried about her, still am. But my sister brought a bunch of candy and snacks for me while I was hanging out in the pasture with Dusty, and I ended up sharing almost my entire apple with her because it is impossible to ignore the horse version of puppy-dog eyes. She just came over and sat there staring at me until I fed her apple slices and she's just so cute, I couldn't help smiling.
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Post by: Beldarna on April 10, 2018, 06:29:44 AM
I woke up and it wasn't yesterday.
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Post by: pikkupapupata on April 10, 2018, 07:41:00 AM
Not feeling sick anymore.

Separately, watching a large Muscovy duck take a bath in a bin full of water in someone's garden.
Also, learning that it is called a Muscovy duck.
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Post by: Luxrayx on April 11, 2018, 09:15:03 PM
I went hiking with my friends this evening and now I'm really cold. I love going to bed cold, feeling how cold my skin is and how warm my bed is, and feeling like I really deserve to be warm and cozy at the end of the day ^.^
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Post by: cookifaa on April 11, 2018, 09:30:15 PM
I finally had the courage to go into town alone today (I have social anxiety so its rare I actually leave the house)! I didn't get very far before I realised that my brain was automatically taking me to CEX. I always hide in there looking at games and movies while my parents are shopping. I'm glad I went in though because I found two My Little Pony Tales dvds and My Little Pony The Movie (the 1986 one) which I was really excited about because my copy is that well-loved it no longer plays. I also found the Harry Potter ps2 games that I was missing from my collection! The guy at the till gave me a weird look though. Just a teenager buying my little pony dvds...
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Post by: Luxrayx on April 12, 2018, 08:42:34 PM
I've had a Squirtle plush since I was a toddler. Well, turns out my Squirtle plush, without me ever realizing it, is actually a bath sponge.
I can bring my Squirtle to the bathtub.
This changes everything.
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Post by: Harmonie on April 14, 2018, 05:05:51 PM
The weather is much cooler today than it was the last few days. It's still ridiculously warm and humid in here from how hot it got, though, so I'll probably need to turn my air conditioner on even though it's in the 40s outside.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 15, 2018, 09:02:52 PM
Everything! :D Having breakfast on the balcony, so many birds and green trees, making plans for a new pony display, fantastic dinner...
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Post by: pikkupapupata on April 16, 2018, 05:31:22 AM
Watching the Beirut episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown twice today, because it's beautiful and one of my favourite things that I've ever seen, ever.

(On a lighter note, I'm so hungry now because of it. XD)
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Post by: Beldarna on April 16, 2018, 06:59:50 AM
Having a day off and start it off by staying in bed with two cats sleeping by my side while I surf on my phone.. I love mondays.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 21, 2018, 02:04:24 AM
I found a woolly bear caterpillar today on my walk home, they are in the terrarium now. I hope they make it to an adult.
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Post by: Luxrayx on April 22, 2018, 09:16:03 AM
I can hear bells and lambs outside. I think I like sheep bells almost as much as Christmas bells ^.^
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Post by: poniesthatsparkle on April 22, 2018, 03:47:57 PM
I just got a new stylus a week ago and the nib is already wearing down because I've used it so much this week. I don't want to use it until I've gotten new nibs and of course the motivation to draw becomes stronger.

It sounds like a problem but it's actually making me laugh.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 22, 2018, 04:41:40 PM
First carboot sale of the year :)

Also seeing kids at the station with banners, all excited about their parents racing in the London Marathon :) So many great causes being supported :D

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Post by: Beldarna on April 22, 2018, 06:16:41 PM
Went on my first catshow today and squeeeee so many pretty felines! I wanted to take so many with me home :heart:
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Post by: Kikwifluff on April 22, 2018, 11:28:23 PM
I got all of my work done, as it was starting to build up. Phew!
It feels nice to not have any work due.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 26, 2018, 05:14:05 PM
My sakura is flowering!

For my birthday this year my parents bought me a small cherry blossom plant which can live in a pot. All through winter it's been carefully nurtured as it's just a baby at the moment, and today my Dad sent me photos to show me it is flowering.

Sadly I am in London, but I am still happy. She's grown so much already :)
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Post by: Loa on April 27, 2018, 02:30:38 AM
This just made me giggle:
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Post by: Littlesparklepony on April 29, 2018, 07:45:10 PM
My neighbor Marie she´s taking care of our cat when were going on a holiday.

She really is a good friend and neighbor.  :)
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Post by: Taffeta on April 29, 2018, 08:40:01 PM
The very sweet lady on the train who bothered to say thank you and have a nice day when I let her get off in front of me - instead of barging off like most people do.

And finding ponies.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 30, 2018, 06:18:29 PM
Just seeing all the flowers starting to come up, I so want some daffodils some year, and some other bulb flowers.
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Post by: Oniontart on April 30, 2018, 08:52:17 PM
Finishing the last essay for the last course of this spring :cheer:
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Post by: Beldarna on April 30, 2018, 08:56:31 PM
My boyfriend had visited his mom yesterday and slept over and today he came home with a very early train to catch me before I got to work. He had totally forgot that I started 2 pm today so plenty of time for a later train. But it was so sweet and my heart melted. We have a holliday today and since I was gonna work he also bought me some really nice food to take with me so I could have some sort of nice meal on my break. When I got to work I got two giftcertificates for the mall I work in, since I won two in-store sells competitions this past weekend.. we have a Toys R Us here, and even tho the workers there are huge teasers and refuse to tell me if the rereleases will be sold there I think I'll hold on to the giftcertificates til I know for sure :biggrin:
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Post by: starstrider on May 01, 2018, 04:59:03 PM
PONY MAIL!!  I know it's supposed to be an off topic thread, but it legitimately made my day getting three parcels at the same time filled with pony goodness.  YAY PONY MAIL!
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Post by: lordalexander74 on May 04, 2018, 03:52:35 AM
World of Warcraft: Clearing the Highlord Kruul challenge on my warrior. Hard but fun encounter, a lot going on and can be easy to mess up. Took me around 20 tries to win that fight, was quite satisfied at the end.
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Post by: starstrider on May 08, 2018, 02:40:04 PM
I had a really drastic hair re-style over the weekend and had it dyed outrageous violet, hot pink, and aqua colours.  As an RN I work with a lot of elderly patients, and they LOVED my new hair.  So many of the elderly women said, "I wish I had beautiful hair like yours," and some of them wanted to stroke it.  Just the brightness of the colours made people smile and helped me strike up conversations with pretty much every person I came into contact with today.  It was so sweet.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 08, 2018, 05:38:50 PM
Christy Moore, he always does. I love his work SO much, his voice and words speak to me in every possible way. :think: Someone in the YouTube comments of one of his songs says:

"Christy Moore could sing the phone book or the cereal box and I'd be buyin it!"

Well, same goes for me!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 08, 2018, 11:20:58 PM
I got to save and pet a few bees from the windows today, they are such sweet little things.
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Post by: starstrider on May 12, 2018, 04:36:25 PM
I'm a nurse working in aged care rehab, and we get a lot of delirious and demented patients who are just so confused you never really know what's going come out of their mouths next.  I had a fun conversation with one of my patients today who is incredibly sweet, and she carries around a stuffed plush panda toy and legitimately cares for it like a real baby.  She swaddles it, rocks it to sleep, and just looks at with with his adoring, loving expression which is just so beautiful.  I was doing her observations and while her blood pressure was being checked I asked her is she was having any pain, to which she announced, "no, I am perfect,"  Her whole family and I just cracked up laughing.  She was just so sweet. 
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Post by: Beldarna on May 13, 2018, 06:48:53 PM
A young boy with downs syndrome came into my store today and walked up to me and told me I was beautiful :blush:. When I said thanks he said I was really beautiful and he thought I should know that. I told him he was very nice to say it to me and he said he think people should say nice things to each other more often and so make the world a better place. I agreed and we talked some more about kindness and then he just turned and left, without a word of goodbye or anything. Mission accomplished I guess. He totally made my entire weekend :heart:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 15, 2018, 05:51:01 PM
I received an odd parcel in the post today, turns out it was a zine of postcards that I'd contributed to a couple of years back and completely forgotten about. It was nice to see all the variety and the different stories that people had to tell in there.
(My art and surreal humour was incredibly out-of-place but I don't have any interesting life stories to tell!) ;)
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Post by: Harmonie on May 16, 2018, 10:42:02 PM
I debated whether this should go here or in the Trivial Complaints topic, I may have chosen wrong, but you may understand if you read on.

My mom and I decided to go to vintage/antique stores today. We've been doing this fairly regularly for the last few years. In all of that, seeing anything MLP has been incredibly rare. In fact, the very first time I saw actual mainline MLP brushables was maybe a year ago, and it was a collection of G3s and G4s.

Well... Today, I was in for a surprise, as I ran into a booth full of 80s stuff, and there were a couple of shelves with G1 MLPs on them. Although I have a couple of G1's, I'm not generally familiar with how they even look in real life or the different lines. There was quite a variety, and the baby ones were so tiny. The only babies I have experience with are actually G3's, which are...larger? Or was I seeing some special type of babies?

So why would I have to debate putting this into Trivial Complaints instead? I couldn't have them. I'm short on money, and actually spent a large portion of my spending money from graduation ordering an instrument earlier today.... Also, my mom. My parents don't know that I've collected MLPs. They might not care, I don't know... But they would probably think it's a waste of money.

When I saw them in the booth my eyes must have gotten cartoonishly big just because I had never seen them ever in all of my years. I had to recollect myself before my mom asked what I saw. lol.

Soo.... a beautiful collection of G1s lays untouched.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 18, 2018, 05:33:42 PM
I found out my lovey wisteria plant is an every year bloomer.  :lovey: :lovey:
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Post by: SwirlyWhirly on May 21, 2018, 04:54:56 PM
Riding my bike listening to happy music in the sunshine.
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Post by: Kiwi on May 21, 2018, 05:00:11 PM
It's a long weekend, so no work. Plus took vacation this week, so no work all week. And hubby was able to get most of the week off, so it's a whole week of free time together.
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Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 21, 2018, 09:04:50 PM
I was walking down the street, and there was a couple with their little daughter running around out in front of her parents. I guess she was about four. As the family came to a intersection, the girl still ahead of her parents, the father says "take a right", and the kid replied in a very contemplative tone, pointing right, "This right?" That was hilarious. "Yes, that one, not the other right" the mom said. It was so cute and funny to witness  :heart:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 23, 2018, 06:46:10 PM
I've had a phone call from an employer who seems legitimately interested in getting me in for an interview and my artwork has turned up in the background of a Vidiots video! :D
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 24, 2018, 02:26:40 AM
I got to pick up and hold a few tiny dragonflies called damselflies today, one kinda fell asleep on me.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 30, 2018, 01:16:36 PM
I went to an interview this morning, just got a call and I've got the job! Wooo! :dance2:
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Post by: Kiwi on May 30, 2018, 11:50:11 PM
It's been a good day. Got all 6 35th anniversary ponies (totally unexpectedly), got a new iphone (and the colour I wanted, which they just got more today, yesterday they were out of it), got Swiss Chalet for dinner, an evening with my hubby. The last couple weeks have been good - unexpected sales and such (ie a sign said 20% off, go up to the cash, cashier said it's actually 40% today I just haven't got to updating all the signs).
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 31, 2018, 12:02:02 AM
I got to hold a pipe vine swallowtail butterfly, and had the same tiger swallowtail butterfly check me out at work.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 31, 2018, 06:08:10 PM
I cut my hair. :D
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Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2018, 02:20:09 PM
It's not exactly a happy thing, but I finally got a tribunal date for my pip appeal hearing. And I don't really want it, but I do want to finally resolve one way or another what has been a long year of stress and annoyance and flat out discrimination over my case. It also means that by the end of July I will know for sure where I stand financially for the next year so can make decisions about where I am living next year and if I can afford to stay in London. So it's a big deal thing and the autist in me likes having it set in stone.

On other genuinely happy news...

My thesis draft is progressing well ahead of my deadline and will probably meet it with time to spare.
And though this is yesterday, not today, I saw a friend I hadn't seen for a long time because she'd been in Japan on fieldwork.
It's summer!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 21, 2018, 11:48:52 PM
I got to pet a bumble bee yesterday, and today I got to pet and hold a six spotted leopard moth, it came home with me and I will be letting them go this evening.
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Post by: dakotadarkhooves on June 23, 2018, 08:12:06 PM
I've been sticking to a tough training routine to try and get myself in shape (I'm by no means out-of-shape, really, aside from my core. I weigh like 115 lbs and I can lift heavy objects with ease but I want to be able to do more than just 15-20 push ups in a row...yikes) and I'm already seeing the improvement in my stamina and core strength! I have a hard time keeping myself on track with physical training normally, so I'm proud of myself for not giving up.
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Post by: TornadoLovesMelody on July 01, 2018, 03:47:00 PM
I got reminded of a person, Sillysunshine, and the first UK Ponycon. I can't seem to find her anywhere online but I was happy to see her face when I found an old article about her.
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Post by: maycrestmom on July 02, 2018, 02:44:42 AM
unicorn hair ;-) been researching to find a cool color for an upcoming fun 4th celebration  :-)

love all the rainbow hairstyles out there!!

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Post by: Beldarna on July 02, 2018, 08:33:52 PM
Yesterday morning on my way to work I got to see an otter swimming in the river. This morning I saw a muskrat at the same place swimming around :).
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Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2018, 09:37:25 AM
Finally saw the hedgehog that frequents my parents' garden :D So cute.
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Post by: Katika on July 08, 2018, 06:09:11 AM
After literally years having stepped away from horse training, tonight I dusted off my "train someone else's horse" hat and begin building confidence in one of their horses, putting manners on a pushy one, and hopefully helping horses and riders become partners. I hadn't even realized how much I missed it until tonight.
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 08, 2018, 09:19:30 PM
Rummaging through one of the drawers in my kitchen I found a mini blind bag pony. It was given to me in one of the swaps here and I thought I'd lost it! She's Pepper Flash...Pepper something, she has peppers on her butt.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 10, 2018, 09:58:24 PM
I got two packages for friends sent out, hope they  arrive soon.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2018, 07:22:28 PM
School bulletin from my university with a list of students who won prizes for their undergrad dissertation. One of them is one of my students from last year. I'm so proud of him - he's a bright kid and he's going to do well going forward :D

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Post by: flutterscotch on July 17, 2018, 08:51:21 PM
So, recently every time I look up any 80s music on YouTube, the algorithms set up Debarge's "Rhythm of the Night" as the "up next" song.

Today I opened my mailbox to a cassette copy of the album from one of my smart aleck friends.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 18, 2018, 02:09:44 PM
My domestic black raspberry are turning red, my blackberries are ripe, and I have 11 tomatoes developing.
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Post by: Nymphmews on July 18, 2018, 03:47:54 PM
Went to view an apartment with my boyfriend this morning, it was lovely and we move in in less than 2 weeks!  :biggrin: I get more space to display my ponies, I may even have them in the living room haha
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Post by: Kiwichi on July 18, 2018, 07:43:08 PM
(Yesterday)

I got home from work and found my underwears hung neatly on the knobbies of the dresser.  I marveled in amazement playfully and cheerfully thanked my 3yo old daughter for helping in hanging up mommy's underwear to dry.  Thats when she said in her bossy tone, "No Mom.  Those are parachutes." ..... :drunk:

I felt so embarassed... than felt fat... than smiled and laughed :lol:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 19, 2018, 07:49:01 PM
New Alkaline Trio album next month!!! I've been waiting for too long for this, they're pretty much the only band I like who are still active! :heart:
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Post by: emily_katie on July 19, 2018, 07:54:48 PM
Lunch with my Grandma  :lol:
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Post by: Kiwi on July 23, 2018, 11:41:35 PM
Hit BABW today for Sunset Shimmer, and the after the mall we hit Value Village and I found BOTH Clarice and Rudolph BABW's (for $7 each). Score!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 24, 2018, 12:15:10 AM
I got to pet a dragonfly today, and take some dust and cobwebs off their wings.  After I did that they took a nap on me.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 28, 2018, 02:33:16 PM
A couple of wood pigeons have nested in the front garden! :heart:
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Post by: Duenia on July 31, 2018, 06:40:45 PM
I got my cat's blood work back the other night. The vet no longer suspects cancer <3
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 31, 2018, 07:35:28 PM
I got to pet a bee on the walk home, and even saw a dragonfly too.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 01, 2018, 10:06:36 PM
Letting my hair down after work - nothing quite letting the frizz-bomb loose! (I really hate having my hair tied back but it's kind of necessary for safety.) :P
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Post by: Taffeta on August 02, 2018, 10:36:08 AM
Fingers crossed...I think...I may have somewhere to live next year in London :)
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 04, 2018, 11:09:33 PM
I had a co worker ask if I collect my little ponies, their kid is tired of them and had four years worth in various sizes. Here are hoping there are good ones.
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Post by: Safflower on August 04, 2018, 11:14:02 PM
I had a co worker ask if I collect my little ponies, their kid is tired of them and had four years worth in various sizes. Here are hoping there are good ones.
You can have some of my pony luck! I hope you get some great ponies :D
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Post by: dragonlady on August 05, 2018, 04:17:38 PM
Took the nieces to breakfast at the Odd Fellow's Hall and while her sister was ready to go after 10 minutes (none of her friends were there, must have come earlier) the almost 2 year old had a ball waving to everyone and eating a ton of scrambled eggs (honestly, I have no idea where she put it all!). She made the best EW! face when she tasted the jelly on her toast, she decided she liked it better with just butter, lol
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Post by: Ribbs on August 11, 2018, 01:52:30 PM
Woke up with a cat on my head. She's taken to sleeping on my pillow right on my head these days. How can I not wake up smiling?
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Post by: Taffeta on August 11, 2018, 10:14:55 PM
Last minute winner in the football. My team do like to drag it out and make it tense though. Sigh.

Also finally got a plan done for my academic article. It's amazing what you can achieve when trying NOT to focus on the fact your team has just gone behind mid-game.

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Post by: Einhornbaby on August 12, 2018, 03:19:16 PM
I visited a fleamarket today... didnt find anything great but I had noticed two G3 ponies (Merriweather matte version and Daisyjo with haircut) on a sellers table. I thought to myself if I didnt find anything great Id pick them up if they are not too pricey. So turned out I found something shortly after...
On another table a woman and her daughter were selling a lot of Mia&Me toys (a whole lot of the unicorn figures, some dolls and a castle or something). Another woman and her daughter were buying lots of their stuff but left over a blue unicorn which I bought then. I put it into my bag and went on... About half an hour later I was about to leave when I remembered the G3 ponies. I came back to the sellers table and just before I could grab them I noticed a tiny little girl, about 3 years old. She was sobbing (not that ugly screaming like type, just silently crying in real disappointment). Then she had her eyes fixed on the ponies so I waited a second and overheard her mother saying "Im soo sorry we didnt get to buy you one of the Mia&Me unicorns, I know you wanted them so badly." I instantly felt sorry for her and was just about to open my bag and give the blue unicorn to her when she grabbed the two G3 ponies and hold them tight. "Mama can I have these instead? They are way prettier!! See, this one has a funny haircut!" she said and softly petted Daisyjo. Her mother bought the ponies and the girl had such a big smile!
I just love to see kids enjoying ponies! And I was so happy I didnt buy them :P
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Post by: pawpatrolbab on August 13, 2018, 04:57:05 AM
Was craving icecream so I got one, after a few licks it fell right off the cone. My mom and I couldn't stop laughing about it  :biggrin:
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Post by: dakotadarkhooves on August 13, 2018, 06:31:43 PM
Rearranged my room so that my ponies were on shelves along my bedroom walls yesterday, so I woke up this morning surrounded by ponies! What a glorious feeling. Also my room just looks nicer. I'm trying to go for a more pastel theme so I'm excited that it's finally coming together.
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Post by: glitterball on August 13, 2018, 07:35:21 PM
Einhornbaby, what a sweet story!  :lovey:

pawpatrolbab, oh no!  :lol:

dakotadarkhooves, that must have been a nice scene to wake up to  ;)

Today, took my kid for a morning swimming lesson,
then for a cream tea (she loves a strawberry scone)
then a drive to Windsor Castle,
finally a Nandos grilled chicken meal - and home.

En-route buying her Hello Kitty and fluffy unicorn toy bits and bobs. Tired mamma!
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Post by: NinaMarie on August 13, 2018, 08:02:21 PM
Just got new shelving installed and I'm finally unpacking ponies and dolls and filling the shelves.
Forever ago I created an excel spreadsheet to keep track of my G1s but never really used it. Well today I'm finally using it and I'm soooo happy!
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Post by: Kiwi on August 25, 2018, 02:27:55 AM
Hubby was supposed to work Saturday, but now due to some re-scheduling, I get him home for the whole weekend. :)
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Post by: Kiwichi on August 25, 2018, 04:11:08 AM
I came home from work late, my 3yo daughter & her dad had all my hidden prizes(T dollar spot items :)) laying in the living room.  I told my daughter I.was sad bc she took everything out & now I have no more prizes to surprise her.  She replied, "that's OK mom, u can put them back in the bag & surprise.me tomorrow!"   Me: :blink: too adorable :heart:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 29, 2018, 07:33:53 PM
There was a report on the news today that said "Scientists have found that goats are drawn to people with happy faces." 'Nuff said. :lol:
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Post by: glitterball on August 29, 2018, 08:47:38 PM
Drove to the countryside to see the pre-historic Uffington White Horse carved into the hillside.

I took my little girl and she was amazed at the views from the top of the hill!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Taffeta on August 30, 2018, 09:14:35 AM
There was a report on the news today that said "Scientists have found that goats are drawn to people with happy faces." 'Nuff said. :lol:

I saw that! <3
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Post by: Taffeta on September 03, 2018, 07:46:00 PM
Third supervisor didn't absolutely rubbish my thesis draft. On the contrary he thinks it only needs a few more months work (as opposed to a whole year). He's very blunt with his criticism, so that's a huge boost for me.

Also pulled out my article draft from last summer and decided to take a chance and roll with it. It might not get anywhere, but you never know unless you try.

And met one of the people from the office in the department I'm hopefully teaching again this year. Not only was she really happy that I was going to be teaching again, she also settled something for me that I was wondering how to resolve.

And my supervisors seem to have moved forward in approving my continuation status to the Doctoral school two weeks ahead of schedule, which hopefully means I'll get reenrolment infos soon too.

Finally brain feels as though it's moving back towards academic stuff after a really crazy summer of poop. My brain is happiest when it's not dealing with poop.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 03, 2018, 08:19:17 PM
Apparently there's a theme park in Devon called The Big Sheep! I need to find someone else who is as nerdy about ungulates as I am and we can just go and geek out about sheep all day. :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on September 11, 2018, 07:14:44 AM
The little girl at the carboot sale the other day, keenly selling her toys! I love when parents let the kids take ownership of stuff like that. Firstly, it proves the kid is fine about selling the things, and secondly, it teaches them stuff. Obviously her parents were watching over her, but she was clearly really proud of being able to sell me ponies. She even wanted to go find me to tell me she'd found another pony - but fortunately she didn't do that, and I went back to her stall...

In any case, I like seeing kids being able to do stuff for themselves with parents watching over from a distance but letting them handle it.

Also living here is proving more pony plentiful than 2 years in North London. In the whole of my time there I found one styling size G3 Dash in a charity shop in Highgate. I've been here less than 2 weeks and aside the carboot sale, which I can now get to for free by direct bus, I've already seen 2 BAB AJ plushes in 2 charity shops and yesterday I found a shop which has a designated labelled tub for My Little Pony. They had Starsong (who I bought), Sky Wishes (who I have) and a G3 Pinkie Pie (no thank you). But I will be back in the future.

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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 13, 2018, 02:00:43 AM
I had a little red dragonfly sit on me for a bit, during the walk home.
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Post by: Beldarna on September 13, 2018, 06:25:34 AM
I was woken up so gently by a cat nose wriggling under my cover to my face..
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 15, 2018, 08:59:26 AM
I've just found out that back in the '80s, a robot was arrested by the police; it was just trekking around, offering business cards to people. I love weird little bits of history like that. :D
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Post by: glitterball on September 26, 2018, 07:36:45 PM
I won the lotto today!

£25! Woo hoo!  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 29, 2018, 01:03:21 AM
That robot story is hysterical, thanks for that odd fact.
Congrats on winning!

Found my first retro rainbow pony in the wild this morning, I chose Sky Dancer. The best part was the lady behind me in line. She was so excited to see it and started chatting about how she had them when she was a kid. We had a quick "back in the day" chat.  :biggrin:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 03, 2018, 08:33:10 PM
Halloween Soreen! And it's toffee apple flavoured! And there's a cute ghost on the packet! And it's delicious! Yaaaay! XD
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Post by: Taffeta on October 04, 2018, 05:47:31 PM
Its sort of today, as it was early this morning, but when I was about to go to bed, I noticed my PC had not shut down when I told it to. I was annoyed at it, because it's a brat, but while I was waiting for it to do so, I happened to look out of the window.

Just in time to see an urban fox crossing the road and hopping up onto the wall to watch the traffic go by.

I love foxes and there are a lot of urban ones in London, but I don't see them much. I saw one once crossing the railway by where I used to live, and one in an area about 20 mins from here by bus, but this one was right outside my window. So cute <3. So thank you, PC. Because you were a brat, I got to see a little piece of urbanised nature at work.

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Post by: Harmonie on October 10, 2018, 07:40:29 PM
It's the beginning of my weekend, my feet are feeling better than they have in some time, and the weather has really cooled off, finally. Some even nicer days and nights up ahead, too!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 10, 2018, 07:55:50 PM
It was a really beautiful morning today, I set off out of the house and saw a load of mist up in the hills up around Macclesfield forest with the sun rising behind them. Then when my bus turned up in Bollington, I sat down in the memorial garden for a bit before work and a huge bird of prey flew overhead! I'm not entirely sure what species it was but it really got the day off to a good start! :D
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Post by: Taffeta on October 11, 2018, 06:28:19 PM
One of my second year students told the course convener that tutorial on Tuesday was "amazing".

Unexpected student feedback!
I like her already ;)
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Post by: Luxrayx on October 14, 2018, 01:46:13 PM
I thought I was doing charity work today. Turns out I was actually doing paid work  ^.^
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Post by: Taffeta on October 14, 2018, 09:13:59 PM
The little girl outside ponycon this morning yelling "I can feel the ponies!" and her slightly worried looking Dad...
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Post by: Beldarna on October 15, 2018, 06:50:30 AM
The little girl outside ponycon this morning yelling "I can feel the ponies!" and her slightly worried looking Dad...

That is adorable. I'm smiling too just reading about it.

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Post by: banditpony on October 16, 2018, 01:24:57 AM
:D My little pick me up has arrived in the mail... and now my work desk will be cute with a Pusheen tape dispenser.
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Post by: Cactusflower on October 16, 2018, 03:27:55 AM
Coming home and seeing my Dream Castle on my side table.
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Post by: Taffeta on October 24, 2018, 10:16:27 PM
My Professor saying that my new abstract is good enough for my submission form. Phew. Hate writing those.

And discovering that one of the silly Sengoku anime series I watched a month or so back has a drama series which is (still silly but) way better. Although I may have spent too much of this afternoon watching it...

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Post by: Zapper on October 25, 2018, 05:54:45 PM
The little girl outside ponycon this morning yelling "I can feel the ponies!" and her slightly worried looking Dad...

Late reply but little kids saying vaguely creepy things is my fave :lol:

Not something that made me smile but burst out laughing: while looking outside the bus window I saw two guys dressed as a deep diver and a skier crossing the road and waving to me.
I thought I was tripping :P
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Post by: Taffeta on October 26, 2018, 09:03:59 PM
Typos in the reading material my first years had to prepare for this week.

Apparently the ancient Chinese taught "Confusion studies"...

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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 27, 2018, 04:03:54 AM
I got to help a little sparrow back outside at work today. Poor thing got trapped in the receiving room area. So I opened a bay door, and whistled to them, they came and flew out.
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Post by: Beldarna on October 27, 2018, 05:23:04 AM
SNOW! :D
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Post by: Kiwi on October 27, 2018, 08:32:52 PM
Our errands are done (productive day), but now we don't have to move/go anywhere/do anything for the rest of the weekend!
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Post by: Vintageg2 on October 28, 2018, 08:16:25 AM
Spotting a whale in the wild!
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Post by: Taffeta on October 28, 2018, 10:45:46 AM
Spotting a whale in the wild!

Now that is awesome!

I feel like I am sort of caught up with all the long list of work I had to do this half term. I have all my class stuff prepared for next week. I've got through a second draft of my thesis. I literally only have a couple of things to worry about this week and they're not compulsory, just things I intend on doing.

I am also looking forward to Reading Week. With my work up to date, I may get some time off! Woot.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 28, 2018, 04:21:17 PM
Watching Attack on Titan Cosply Whisper challenge, cracked up when the one who Cosply Levi say a Titan ate my rice cakes?
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Post by: ringwraith10 on October 28, 2018, 11:23:09 PM
I keep going back and watching this video I took of my dog the other day. I hope she can make you smile, too:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpVW3sGHqYy/?taken-by=ringwraith10
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 08, 2018, 05:44:33 PM
My friend has asked me to be the narrator for his video game project, I feel super honoured :D
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Post by: Haruna on November 09, 2018, 05:09:48 AM
Today (or rather yesterday) a good thing happened to me: this really nice guy I met at my friend's wedding asked me out on a date. He seems like a really great person and was so nice to the kids in the wedding party, and can play the guitar. I'm looking forward to it :)

My friend has asked me to be the narrator for his video game project, I feel super honoured :D
Congrats! :iconclap:
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 09, 2018, 11:25:52 AM
Today (or rather yesterday) a good thing happened to me: this really nice guy I met at my friend's wedding asked me out on a date. He seems like a really great person and was so nice to the kids in the wedding party, and can play the guitar. I'm looking forward to it :)

Aww, hope you two have a lovely time together! :)

My friend has asked me to be the narrator for his video game project, I feel super honoured :D
Congrats! :iconclap:

Thank you!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 10, 2018, 10:18:55 PM
I was playing Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Jodrell Bank got a mention! Probably got way too excited about that, wasn't expecting to hear a reference to something that local in one of my favourite video games! :lol:
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Post by: Harmonie on November 12, 2018, 07:31:35 PM
It snowed today. It wasn't a whole lot, but snow in November is an unexpected bonus as far as I'm concerned. Now lets hope we get some real snow storms during the winter for the first time since like 2011.
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Post by: Taffeta on November 12, 2018, 07:55:06 PM
I'm amused that in the places I live in London, the graffiti artists are all so heavily political. I came back to the south east today to find that someone had written their views on Brexit on the advertising hoarding across the road from my window. When I lived in North London, it was comments about care for the elderly on the rail bridge. Beats the usual (x woz ere '18) that you see in other places...

I'm afraid I can't write what they wrote. The mods would skin me.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 13, 2018, 12:49:24 PM
Saw the new trailer for Toy Story 4, too funny where the spork said he's not a toy.
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Post by: Taffeta on November 13, 2018, 05:27:31 PM
The bus I just caught to the station announced that it was going to...and I quote..."Jack Straw's castle HELLO! Mount Pleasant."

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Post by: Beldarna on November 14, 2018, 06:27:42 AM
Saw the new trailer for Toy Story 4, too funny where the spork said he's not a toy.

Oh, I saw it too! I was so not into another movie but just watching it made me all excited!
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Post by: Lady.Arachnia on November 14, 2018, 03:41:09 PM
It's very sad...or maby silly....but for a cronical ill person THIS really made my day....

The secretary from Urology has called to the Pain Poli to put me on a higher spot on the list...and she told me if I get tomorrow a call I could have an appointment THIS friday, but it depends of the spot get filled with an emergency...
But if that's the case...my dossier lay on top now!
So if not this friday...then DEFINITELY NEXT WEEK!!!!
Yaayyysssss!!!!! It is so sweet of the Lady to call for me...it is something normally nobody does....but she knows me because I am *child at house* as we say here in Holland, at Urology... She knows who I am on the phone and if I am at her desk to made an appointment she even knows my name!!!

UPDATE!!!

I just got a call.......someone canceled his/her appointment for TODAY!!!!
So they called me to ask if I could com for my appointment this afternoon...Yay!
I hope they can *do* something for me....I have a little bit off doubt though...because cronic pain from EDS is a nasty thing....because it affects the whole body...and not just at one place...
But we shall see!!! I give an update later today! X
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 18, 2018, 01:21:49 AM
Managed to get a table at the Christmas crafts fair at one of the Nursing homes near me.
I've been working on making so many things for it- fudge, candles, wax melts, marshmallows, reindeer dust, peppermint creams etc. I can't wait! It's been so fun putting things together! :D
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Post by: Luxrayx on November 18, 2018, 12:30:01 PM
Watching winter sports on TV. That's how I know Christmas is coming ^^
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Post by: Einhornbaby on November 20, 2018, 05:57:27 PM
What made me smile today :  the first snowfall of this season <3 OMG :D Winter is coming, Christmas is coming! Time to keep your hoovsies warm <3
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 20, 2018, 07:21:02 PM
'You Raise Me Up' came on the radio today. 'Nuff said! :D
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Post by: Taffeta on November 21, 2018, 12:48:05 AM
My first years survived their first essay submission and still managed to come to class today :) They are such better students than I was when I was an undergrad...
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Post by: glitterball on November 21, 2018, 06:32:38 AM
Went to Primark and saw they had some new perfumes.

Little round bottles, reminded me of Chanel Chance. £3.50.

Newest scent - the rose gold one - smells EXACTLY like Chanel Chance Eau Tendre!  :freak:

Snapped up a bottle right away!  :lol:
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 26, 2018, 10:27:24 PM
Finally got my work placements! Unfortunately the nursery I'm at is a little far away but that's okay it's only a 25 min or so bus ride! I'm just happy to have finally got them :)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 27, 2018, 07:32:59 PM
I got given a little apple pie at work today! Yums! :D
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Post by: glitterball on November 27, 2018, 07:35:38 PM
Well done on your placements, SS!

Today I was driving along a country road when I saw two ladies riding their horses, I so rarely do I see riders these days, anyway, I had to stop my car to let them cross the road safely - gave me good feelings as I remembered when I used to go hacking in my childhood!
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 27, 2018, 09:51:32 PM
Well done on your placements, SS!

Thank you Glitterball! I'm super nervous, yet so excited to start my work experience, I'm one step closer to my dream job!

Today I was driving along a country road when I saw two ladies riding their horses, I so rarely do I see riders these days, anyway, I had to stop my car to let them cross the road safely - gave me good feelings as I remembered when I used to go hacking in my childhood!
Aww, it's nice to get that nostalgic feeling when you see something that reminds you of your child hood lol

I got given a little apple pie at work today! Yums! :D

Mmm.. that's making me hungry!  :yummy:
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on November 27, 2018, 10:17:13 PM
Congratulations Glitterball!

 I made up an improved bed for the little stray cat I've been taking care of for a year. She now has her cardboard box surrounded by a Rubbermaid storage container with the lid over the top and one on the side. I bought her a red flannel blanket on Black Friday and she's loving it. Hopefully, I can get her shots soon and introduce her to my cats, least she'd have a place to come in out of the weather.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 27, 2018, 10:20:58 PM
The mayor just gifted full time city employees with holiday pay on Dec 24th (which it wouldn't normally be) so we can have a long weekend for Christmas!
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Post by: TornadoTwist on November 28, 2018, 02:09:22 PM
Two of my Guild Wars 2 Pieces I've designed are now for sale on the ForFansByFans (WeLoveFine) Website! :O :D
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Post by: Luxrayx on November 28, 2018, 05:13:36 PM
I love winter! I've always preferred to go outside after dark, and in winter, after dark just means after 2-3 PM. Now I can stargaze all day ^.^
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 29, 2018, 04:27:13 PM
Found something funny in a free book, I won't post a picture because it's for people over 18 (I know minors visit this site). It's so rude I burst end out laughing when my mum said we should get one for a friend.  :blush:
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Post by: Taffeta on November 30, 2018, 06:05:51 PM
Lost my hairbobble on the way to work. I was sad as I've had it a long time and I wear it a lot.

Coming home tonight, I went through the gate and found it again in the garden of the building where I live. It's not even wrecked. CLearly absolutely nobody else had been through that thoroughfare today. Bobble rescued and now washed :D

Also today was SUNNY.

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Post by: Beldarna on December 01, 2018, 03:48:57 PM
December 1st. I could just end with that, but no: I've got three adventcalendars this year; one tea, one with beauty and body products and one with cat treats. All first flaps were nice surprises; the tea was yummy, the boys enjoyed the treats and I got a nice showergel which smelled delicious. I got all my christmasdecorations out and up, except the tree, saving it til tomorrow. My desk looks amazing! In an hour I'm leaving to play some lazertags in the celler beneath one of the malls in the citycenter with my coworkers and the people from the other shop withing the same chain and afterwards we're having dinner at a restaurant. I've already done hair and make up. I have no clue what to wear, but since it's casual I might just change pants and go with my Hogwarts hoodie. I'm feeling so good right now.
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Post by: glitterball on December 01, 2018, 09:33:03 PM
Spent an enjoyable, calm afternoon drilling small holes into wooden batons, twisting-in tiny curtain hooks, wrapping them in leaf-green tinsel, fixing them above my doors and hanging an assortment of coloured baubles from them! Sounds complicated but they actually look really nice  :lol:

Not sure yet if I will add some fairy lights... will wait and see.

Christmas half-tree already dressed and waiting to be brought down from the attic and hung on the wall in the hall.

So far, looks like only our hall and kid's bedroom will be decorated this year, too much hassle to do the rest of the house!  :P
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 01, 2018, 11:07:35 PM
I got my tree put up,the lights still work, and found a lovely bow for the front door.
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 02, 2018, 11:35:15 AM
I just found the most wholesome thing on Norway's official news site...
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Why is the UN climate summit important?
Very cute puppies help you understand very important news.


It's just a straight up 2 minute video explaining the UN climate summit... Featuring puppies. Raise your game, all other news sites :P
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Post by: Kiwi on December 03, 2018, 12:19:02 AM
Had a nice weekend with the hubby, and a productive day together tackling Christmas shopping. Now just ordered a nice dinner to celebrate his promotion.
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Post by: Einhornbaby on December 06, 2018, 12:44:44 PM
I am sorting christmas decorations and came over that beautiful little ornament (handmade and personalized for me <3) I got from the Arena ornament Swap while ago <3 It makes me feel so happy!!
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on December 06, 2018, 04:27:57 PM
I handed in one of my college booklets today! I was up this early this morning checking over and doing bits of extra work, hopefully it'll all pay off :whew:
Now I have a bit time to relax, until I start my next one that's due to be handed in late January 
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 07, 2018, 09:34:57 PM
Went for a sort-of run/slightly limping jog through the park in the rain this morning, it was very invigorating! It left my dodgey leg protesting all day but I was also in a great mood all day as well, leg regardless. I got let off work an hour early as well! Result!
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on December 09, 2018, 02:45:35 PM
I just found out that the official Psychonauts 2 trailer has been released!  :biggrin: I'm so hyped, the first game and Rhombus of Ruin were amazing!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 09, 2018, 03:28:25 PM
I was rummaging through some folders of important stuff, wage slips, the guarantee details for the oven and such, then I found... Care Bears stickers! :lol:
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Post by: Fluttershy_Spike on December 09, 2018, 07:40:59 PM
I've been suffering from anemia and been feeling really run down lately, My doctor has prescribed me a course of iron tables and today is the first day in a while I've started to feel better, onwards and upwards!
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Post by: Einhornbaby on December 10, 2018, 12:29:53 PM
Way to go, Fluttershy_Spike! I had that myself a couple of years ago, I know how you feel! *hugs* I hope its all better soon :)

What made me smile today? I got another new co-worker, a nice person it seems that indeed smiled back when we first said hello in the morning :)
An my cat that greeted me when I came home from work <3
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Post by: Fluttershy_Spike on December 10, 2018, 09:44:52 PM
Way to go, Fluttershy_Spike! I had that myself a couple of years ago, I know how you feel! *hugs* I hope its all better soon :)

Thank you!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 11, 2018, 06:47:26 PM
A chap came into work today with marzipan stollen for everyone! Yums! If he's gonna carry on bringing cake then he can swing by any time he likes! XD
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Post by: amanda34 on December 11, 2018, 07:17:30 PM
Seeing a lovely grey cat walking across my lawn, tail in the air, strutting her stuff
and letting everyone know she was there! :biggrin:

Oh and putting up the Christmas decs! (me not the cat :biggrin:)
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Post by: Beldarna on December 12, 2018, 06:31:37 AM
Apparently I buy too much tea. So much so the tea and coffeeshop in the mall I work at came by my store with a christmasgift containing tea, chocolate truffles, cookies and a chocolate bar, all wrapped up beautifully in cellophane. They said something about being out of stock because of me :lol: :xmas:
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Post by: glitterball on December 15, 2018, 07:33:02 AM
OMG I cannot believe it!

It took over a year - but it's finally done!

I HAVE SOLD MY HOUSE!!!

 :frolic: :happy: :yippee: :dance2: :cheer: :green: :hearts: :party: :woohoo:

Very happy and the sense of relief almost makes me feel drunk!

Celebrated with friends at the curry house afterwards  :cool:

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Post by: Elva on December 19, 2018, 05:27:56 PM
Congrats glitterball! Must feel great. I'm looking for an apartment, but I haven't found the perfect one yet - and where we live, there isn't much to choose from :D

I bought a few Christmas presents today, that made me really happy. I also ate a great burger, it had a huge relish-stuffed portobello mushroom instead of a burger patty! It was sooo good :dance2:
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Post by: mlp4me on December 19, 2018, 05:31:33 PM
This makes me smile:
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Maddy is just a bundle of energy in the morning and she definitely made my day today with her dancing!
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on December 22, 2018, 10:58:50 AM
Went to the optician's today and the lady that examined my eyes was absolutely lovely, I didn't feel anxious at all !
Also got a new pair of glasses, my eye sight has gotten a bit worse apparently so that sucks, but I bought a pair of cat-eye shaped frames and they're super pretty  :biggrin:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 22, 2018, 03:02:01 PM
(Technically I found this out yesterday but-) My friend told me that Sentai Filmworks has an anime sale going on.  I bought a bunch of super expensive anime series (think between $49.99 and $79.99) that I've been wanting but were too expensive to justify the cost for $4.99-6.99.  :)  Their free shipping starts at $75 and I was afraid I wouldn't manage to find enough to get that, but I did.  I ended up with 16 series for $89. 
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 22, 2018, 03:25:26 PM
(Technically I found this out yesterday but-) My friend told me that Sentai Filmworks has an anime sale going on.  I bought a bunch of super expensive anime series (think between $49.99 and $79.99) that I've been wanting but were too expensive to justify the cost for $4.99-6.99.  :)  Their free shipping starts at $75 and I was afraid I wouldn't manage to find enough to get that, but I did.  I ended up with 16 series for $89. 
Nothing like a good sale on anime!  :D

I am enjoying all the swap brags that people are posting, that is what is making me smile today.  :)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 22, 2018, 10:05:19 PM
There's going to be a current generation Panzer Dragoon remake! Yipeeee!!! :frolic: I haven't been able to play that game for far too long as I don't have a Sega Saturn anymore, and it's been my favourite ever since I was a kid. It's going to be so good to be able to play it again!
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 22, 2018, 10:57:40 PM
My friends finally came home for the holidays, so we all got together for our own little Christmas Eve. We exchanged stories while snacking on gingerbread, baked brownies, played board games, and opened presents, and the whole night was such a pure embodiment of love, now I'm all warm and fuzzy inside :heart:
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 23, 2018, 12:07:47 AM
I had a five dollar off coupon for cookies by the pound, and got lots of chocolate chip ones, i would have gotten gingerbread but they were out. No worries cookies are good, and just chilling for the most part.
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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on December 25, 2018, 01:24:24 AM
I put some orange peel on my radiator today, forgot and then really enjoyed the smell of warm orange when it came wafting over.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 25, 2018, 10:51:57 PM
We had a nice dusting of snow, that made it perfect out,.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 25, 2018, 11:25:07 PM
My 3-yr-old nephew got a finger-sized skateboard in his stocking and he put it on the floor and tried to sit on it and ride it around the room. 
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 26, 2018, 12:45:48 PM
My 3-yr-old nephew got a finger-sized skateboard in his stocking and he put it on the floor and tried to sit on it and ride it around the room.

That's adorable!  :heart:

What made me smile today was a guy in town, he was dressed in a really respectable way and rocking some bright red tinsel around the brim of his hat. :D
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Post by: Taffeta on December 29, 2018, 01:04:02 PM
A few months ago I bought a pony from the US. She'd been with a friend in the US till the end of November when she was sent to me.
Tracking details reveal that she left the US safely, then arrived in DUBAI.
Following this she was last seen in DHAKA, BANGLADESH.

That was on the 8th December.

Since then, no tracking update until yesterday. But the pony was clearly tired of travelling around Asia and the Middle East, as this morning she finally made it to her new home in the UK.

That's some detour :) But she's fine.

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Post by: Einhornbaby on December 30, 2018, 02:56:40 PM
Wow, hehe, what a trip! Im glad she arrived safe!!

What made me smile today? I finally sorted my little G2 collection and put them into place in my ponyroom! :D The room is still a mess *sigh* but Im slowly making progress! :D
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 30, 2018, 03:21:39 PM
I've started working on a project that I'm rather excited about. I can't say what it is or I'll get performance anxiety, but you'll all be so impressed when I finish it. Because I am going to finish it, and no amount of self-doubt is going to stop me. I hope :lookround:
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Post by: Einhornbaby on December 30, 2018, 05:02:43 PM
Crossing my fingers for you :)
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 30, 2018, 09:42:10 PM
I got to see a marsh hawk on the walk home, I whistled at her and they looked at me.
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on January 02, 2019, 12:58:18 PM
My Spyro onesie finally arrived today and I put it on immediately, I went into my brother's room to wake him up and he looked at me and said 'For a second there I thought you were dressed as Barney The Dinosaur' XD
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 02, 2019, 07:10:50 PM
A friend gave me a gift card to Barnes and Noble. They are having several sales right now including a Buy 2 get 1 free manga sale. With my giftcard and the sale I was able to get $30 of book for less than $7 :biggrin:

Ponyfan
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Post by: Pony.Backpack on January 02, 2019, 07:23:03 PM
I found a pic of my first ever custom from a year ago and couldn't help but smile at how far I've come ♥ I might make a post about my progress!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 03, 2019, 07:04:52 PM
I've got the week off work for my birthday! I was going to go into work because noone would be in to mind the place otherwise, but my manager said he's happy to close up the factory and handle orders and such remotely. Woohoo! :frolic:
(Probably just as well, I was handling the factory on my own yesterday and ugh, the phone! My speciality is wiring complex control boxes, I can't handle phone calls!!!)
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Post by: Beldarna on January 04, 2019, 06:41:33 AM
I got up from bed this morning and one of the cats came up to me and made me follow him to the kitchen, not to give him food but to feed him grass. I think it's so cute, instead of biting it off himself he prefer to have me taking of the entire stalk from the bottom and give it to him, so I began my day by sitting on the floor feeding my cat grass stalk by stalk. It warmed my heart.
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Post by: Taffeta on January 08, 2019, 11:26:09 PM
After a very annoying day of work (see triv. complaints), I actually got to the station in time to catch the earlier train for once. Normally I finish at 5ish and get home by half six, because I miss the early train and the later train usually leaves a few minutes late/gets caught up in delays. But today I was on my home platform at five to six. :D I live about 5 mins from the station so all in all my trip home took an hour instead of an hour and a half.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on January 09, 2019, 11:24:04 PM
Yesterday I got fragrance sticks from Zwitsal (baby powder) for my birthday, and now my bedroom smells heavenly. :D
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Post by: SpacePinto on January 10, 2019, 04:10:46 AM
It was snowing outside, I love snow.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 10, 2019, 07:25:13 PM
I had to go to Sainsburys after work and the most amazing song was on; I can't remember the lyrics verbatim but the general jist was that a woman was encouraging everyone to shake their booty because there's so much beauty in the world. Gotta be honest, I'm liking that message! :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on January 11, 2019, 06:07:54 PM
Early train twice in a week. :D
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Post by: Einhornbaby on January 11, 2019, 06:11:43 PM
My workmate and I said goodbye at the end of my shift today. She gave me the warmest and truest smile ive seen for a long time, hugged me really tight and said 'take care when you go home dear, its so misty outside today'. (First person in month that ever took notice of how I go home; im the only one going by bike and I do no matter what weather... unless theres a meter of snow or two of course XD)
Warmed my heart... I smiled the whole way home.


Oooh and : I had two egg yolks in one egg today :P Cool thing!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 16, 2019, 08:10:19 PM
I overheard a snatch of conversation earlier, a couple of guys going "I was just saying what a beautiful evening it is"
"Yeah, it's really nice tonight."
Which might not seem significant, but it's genuinely refreshing to hear a civilised conversation going on, rather than the usual soundtrack to Macclesfield, which is drunk people threatening to knock the living daylights out of each other, or screaming chavs.
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Post by: Einhornbaby on January 16, 2019, 08:50:10 PM
Came here and felt so warm <3 Poniiiiiies and Pony-Friends <3
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Post by: SpacePinto on January 17, 2019, 03:15:52 PM
If everything goes well, soon I'm going to get myself a brand new Audio-Technica LP120 record player! :yippee:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 17, 2019, 06:31:44 PM
If everything goes well, soon I'm going to get myself a brand new Audio-Technica LP120 record player! :yippee:

Fingers crossed for you! I just got that exact turntable for my birthday and it works like an absolute dream! :D
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on January 17, 2019, 08:40:03 PM
I overheard a snatch of conversation earlier, a couple of guys going "I was just saying what a beautiful evening it is"
"Yeah, it's really nice tonight."
Which might not seem significant, but it's genuinely refreshing to hear a civilised conversation going on, rather than the usual soundtrack to Macclesfield, which is drunk people threatening to knock the living daylights out of each other, or screaming chavs.

That is so nice. :D
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Post by: SpacePinto on January 18, 2019, 01:20:45 AM
Fingers crossed for you! I just got that exact turntable for my birthday and it works like an absolute dream! :D
Yeah, I can't wait until I finally don't have to play my records on this Chinese all-in-one piece of junk :D
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Post by: buddyboymama on January 19, 2019, 04:09:03 PM
My kids are playing ponies. They named one of the fancy pants babies “Mister Poopy Pants” and one of the ponies is eating the others. My younger daughter told him to “eat Poopy Pants” and the older one said, “I may only be 14, but I know better than to eat my sisters.” Oh I was mistaken, it’s “Doctor Poopy Pants” and Daddy Sweet Celebrations is simply “Grandma”  :rofl: I wish I could video their whole game, it’s so funny.
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Post by: Loreofyore on January 20, 2019, 12:24:31 AM
One of those dreams where life grows a bit more plausibly complex (in some still ludicrous way) than it already was... which brings so many fretful and in daylight funny complications per course for you and well everyone else protagonist or antagonist. After a groggy confusion recollecting my own set of obstacles made things feel nicely much smaller & my formerly scary mental list of problems shorter. If those gremlins only knew I bet they'd also be glad we didn't put me up to that much.  :bolt:
But it was a relief simply to be me again in spite it all.
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on January 23, 2019, 02:59:53 AM
Got told we can come in later to college tomorrow since we don't have proper lessons this week which is great as I have trouble sleeping and getting up extremely early to catch the bus and train isn't fun, a little bonus is that we finish early too which means it's still bright when I get home and the trains aren't as busy :D
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Post by: Taffeta on January 23, 2019, 10:50:47 PM
News article...talking about how one of our more questionably factual tabloids is now coming up with a warning that their news may not be accurate...

Amused they are disputing it. Wait! Someone's saying bad things about them? It's called karma...

Also, on a less political note (although it happened a few days back now), I overheard one of my students tell another that my class was one of their favourite lessons :D
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on January 25, 2019, 10:22:41 AM
The fake fishburger I had yesterday. :D I had one before, I discovered them last year, but I am so excited that they make that now. For seven years couldn't eat any fish because I developed a severe allergy for shellfish, and fish was my favourite. :( Now I can taste it again, and it's very realistic, too! :D
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 25, 2019, 10:21:37 PM
One of my co-workers told me my eyes were pretty and that they reminded her of Mila Kunis' eyes.
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Post by: Loreofyore on January 26, 2019, 05:58:42 AM
Friend's kid inviting us all to a puppet show made from his bunk bed. Whole household on floor cushions watching this elephant and dragon argue by flashlight about what is best for baby doll. His parents are probably really regretting not having filmed it all.
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Post by: Beldarna on January 26, 2019, 07:09:50 AM
It's not my birthday today, but as both me and hubby work next weekend we decided to celebrate today. I woke up to a pile of packages! I knew he was thinking of giving me an e-reader, which he did! But I also got two books, two sets of Pro-Marker pens and a lotr-t-shirt! I am blown away and don't know what I'm gonna do first. Paint? Read? Try a new outfit with the shirt or play with the e-reader?
Not to mention he went to a huge sale yesterday, a videostore had gone bankrup and was gonna close, and he bought a lot of sweets, chips, and the MLP-movie for me! New, blue ray in plastic! (I also got the despicable me 2-3 and minions!) I am so spoiled.
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Post by: Luxrayx on January 26, 2019, 09:22:47 PM
I downloaded GameMaker and made a simple test game. It's the most basic thing ever, but still! I wrote actual code. I made an actual playable thing. Life is beautiful ;o;

It's also snowing like crazy outside. Today is a good day.
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Post by: Taffeta on January 26, 2019, 09:46:31 PM
Football team actually managed to win for once :)

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Post by: Ponyfan on January 26, 2019, 10:36:30 PM
I saw 2 hot air balloons today. :)

Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 29, 2019, 07:37:41 AM
Taxes are filed.   
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Post by: Taffeta on January 29, 2019, 08:27:22 PM
I have cake.

And I just saw the London Toy Fair Pics.

<3.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 30, 2019, 07:26:25 PM
Saw a big, majestic, grey heron today! It snowed quite a bit (by England's standards) so all the trees by the canal had a good couple of inches of snow on the branches, it made for a very nice backdrop as it flew past! :heart:
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Post by: Beldarna on January 31, 2019, 07:46:41 AM
My husband surprised me by setting up an additional computer screen for me. Not sure I need it, but it's cool.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on January 31, 2019, 07:46:29 PM
Tuesday it was our wedding anniversary, and we had a wonderful day. :D :heart:
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Post by: Beldarna on February 01, 2019, 07:56:29 AM
Tjhe smell of cake sponges in the oven..
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 02, 2019, 07:06:05 PM
Tax deposit is pending in my account and should officially be here in a couple of days.  Woo!
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 02, 2019, 07:25:59 PM
In the Sun newspaper today it got blue cats and dogs. After the dust from ink cartridges went into the air.
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on February 03, 2019, 03:19:13 AM
Found a teacup at Goodwill that reminded me of a pattern my mom had, totally unexpected but sweet.
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Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2019, 12:05:48 PM
The kind of thing that only makes sense to academic geeks like me, but I made a really key connection between one thing I'd been working on and another key event. This basically helps prove my argument even more, so that makes me happy.

Also, it's sunny. :D Sunny winter days always make me happy. It reminds me spring is coming.
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Post by: Beldarna on February 04, 2019, 08:05:23 AM
We have the most amazing snowstorm and I am cozying up inside, looking forward to finnish a book later.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on February 05, 2019, 06:13:02 PM
I bought a pale sky blue dressing gown with white clouds on it. It makes me so happy, you have no idea. :silly:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 05, 2019, 06:43:13 PM
A nice big order of components arrived today, and I got to unpack it all, check it was all there and put everything in its correct place. Doing that always chills me out, I enjoy organising things. ^.^
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Post by: Beldarna on February 06, 2019, 05:57:29 AM
A cup of tea.
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on February 06, 2019, 11:16:01 AM
Got awarded a prize from the childcare and education goodie box at college due to my contributions last week, totally unexpected lol I've got to remember to pick it up before leave :P

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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on February 07, 2019, 03:31:24 PM
I put frozen fruits in my quark, and it became such a gorgeous shade of purple. :D
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 07, 2019, 06:46:07 PM
I finally got my statue grail! He's a Minotaur wielding a hefty labrys and he just has this nice, very natural-feeling balance between human and beastly elements. He looks so wild and powerful and beautiful! I can't get over him! :heart:
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on February 09, 2019, 03:38:31 AM
Found a knock-off Breyer while thrifting, didn't even know that was a thing. Made me think of the times as a kid I was gifted those small all rubber horses by well-meaning family members. Kid me didn't care, it was a horse and a horse that I could collect. Said knock off came up with me because I legit thought it was a real Breyer, so now I have a conversation piece. And having fun looking up info about it.
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Post by: glitterball on February 09, 2019, 06:04:05 PM
Went on a trip to a pretty town near us and my husband + daughter found a G1 Blossom, wearing a pink saddle, for £1 in a charity shop!  :frolic:
I thought my pony senses were tingling this morning...  :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on February 09, 2019, 06:56:43 PM
Home for a break, and my sister is also home this weekend too! Family reunion, and for once in a while I have no pressing work to do!

And Dad is cooking <3. (My Dad is an awesome cook).

Also!

My uncle is a little bit...eccentric sometimes. And he doesn't always remember my sister and I have birthdays. But I came home today to find that he has bought me a birthday present this year...it's a small patio sakura! My birthday isn't for a couple of weeks yet, but I am only home this week so Dad gave it to me now.

I had a sakura for my birthday last year. It was a baby and it survived the winter weather but it died unexpectedly while I was away in Jerusalem in May :(. I was really broken hearted over it, because I loved that little cherry and wanted it to flourish. I get super attached to my plants, so this new sakura makes me super happy. I've told it already it has to grow strong and survive and flower beautifully in the spring <3.

Thank you uncle :D
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on February 09, 2019, 08:18:01 PM
Met up with a friend that I haven't seen for nearly a year now, it was so nice to see him again and it was such a nice day. :)
Also had a decision with my father about vinyl records and blasted 80's tunes in the car which was super fun :D
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 10, 2019, 01:26:02 PM
Odyssey Into the Mind's Eye. It's 90s cgi animation and prog rock and I love it with a passion! Oh, and it's got golden dolphins swimming through space. Heck, that's all I need! :lol:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on February 10, 2019, 02:33:05 PM
Golden Girls! They always make me smile, it never gets old. :sunny:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 11, 2019, 07:53:36 PM
Got a couple e-mails about arranging viewings for flats! It's nice to finally get the ball rolling so I can get outta this place! :D
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Post by: tikibirds on February 19, 2019, 10:07:40 AM
Found out I only have to work 8 hours this week and none of it is actual teaching.  :lol:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 19, 2019, 03:21:26 PM
The semi truck behind me this morning kept a good following distance which made me feel better because the road had icy patches on it and was nerve-wracking enough to drive on without someone on my tail.  And because he was behind me, nobody else could ride my tail this morning, either.
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Post by: brightberry on February 20, 2019, 12:39:34 AM
My cat was sleeping under the covers this morning.  I guess he got cold.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 23, 2019, 05:00:25 PM
Started the process of applying to rent a house today! And it's in a nice, quiet part of town too! :frolic:
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Post by: tikibirds on February 24, 2019, 02:21:18 PM
I had to hand out flyers for 4 hours today in below freezing temps, outside an elementary school. Next to us was some kind of music school and they were jammin to English songs. They though it was funny when I started singing along to We Will Rock you. They had a drum set so I am assuing it was a school that teaches you the drums?
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on February 24, 2019, 11:03:41 PM
I've been feeling really good within myself lately. I've been doing lots of exercise, aqua aerobics and clubasize to help me drop a dress size for my holiday in July. I've felt it was time for a change as I've always felt awkward wearing swimsuits and sleeveless clothes on holiday due to how my body looked and how I felt on the inside about it. So I've given myself a kick in the butt and began turning my life around and getting fit. I've honestly been feeling a lot more energised and happier lately :D
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Post by: terabithianprince on February 25, 2019, 05:04:37 AM
My friend took me ten pin bowling which was funny, because both of us are terrible bowlers.  We ended up having curry before that and playing games at the arcade. It felt good to do something and he made me laugh with some of his comments when we were bowling (they are not really appropriate for here lol)
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Post by: Beldarna on February 25, 2019, 05:39:19 AM
I sat on the toiltet and my husband came in with his minisynth and started playing on it.. First time ever I got to pee to live music :rofl: Afterwards we stood in the hallway and played together on it. It was fun, I love jamming with him but it happens so rarely.
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Post by: glitterball on February 25, 2019, 06:33:01 PM
I sat on the toiltet and my husband came in with his minisynth and started playing on it.. First time ever I got to pee to live music :rofl: Afterwards we stood in the hallway and played together on it. It was fun, I love jamming with him but it happens so rarely.

 :what: :lmao:

So, as my kid is not the greatest at sports, I decided this weekend to buy her a soccer ball and some plastic cones.
Today, in this glorious spring sunshine, I mowed the back lawn and her little football pitch was ready!

We had fun after school kicking the ball against the garage wall and doing dribbles around the cones and some simple tackling.

Her confidence has grown in just 1 afternoon, so I am looking forward to repeating this exercise, daily, weather-permitting, to see her improve on her skills and feel happy playing sports!  :biggrin: :happy:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 27, 2019, 08:01:26 PM
I saw a lovely dappled grey horse in Bollington today!
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Post by: Harmonie on February 27, 2019, 08:59:51 PM
The fact that the new Pokemon's setting is based off of England. It was my first choice out of what was likely.
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Post by: Beldarna on February 28, 2019, 08:12:58 AM
I have a purring cat on my lap and can only write with one hand :heart:
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Post by: AnnaPommes on February 28, 2019, 09:22:43 AM
I have a purring cat on my lap and can only write with one hand :heart:
yes, that is perfect and even if is makes one work slower, it is totaly worth it!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 01, 2019, 12:16:08 AM
The fact that the new Pokemon's setting is based off of England. It was my first choice out of what was likely.
I am not sure if it is England or all of Britain. Though it does look like an upsidedown map, it kind of looks like England and Wales and no Scotland to me...whoops xD.

Until my TV subscription issue (meh), I was quite happy today I got my shopping done before the torrential rain.
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Post by: Minty_Magic on March 01, 2019, 11:09:08 AM
I had a ton of downtime at work today, so I was watching some educational videos in their video library. I was watching one with a topic of character design and it turns out the artist has illustrated My Little Pony books! She talked fairly in depth about her work with the ponies, so I pretty much got paid to sit around for half of the day and obsess over ponies and pick up some new art tips! :P
(This is double exciting because my job has nothing to do with art! I'm kind of shocked they had so many art videos in the library at all!)
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 02, 2019, 12:30:57 PM
Birds, birds, so many birds! I don't need my mp3-player anymore when I go for a walk in the morning, I have this massive bird concert now. Spring is coming! :D
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 02, 2019, 01:37:51 PM
Got the keys to my new place today! :frolic:

Birds, birds, so many birds! I don't need my mp3-player anymore when I go for a walk in the morning, I have this massive bird concert now. Spring is coming! :D

That sounds absolutely amazing!  ^.^ We get a little bit of birdsong happening around here but full choruses are pretty rare unless you're in the park at the very first light of dawn.
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on March 03, 2019, 11:19:14 AM
I've been feeling really good within myself lately. I've been doing lots of exercise, aqua aerobics and clubasize to help me drop a dress size for my holiday in July. I've felt it was time for a change as I've always felt awkward wearing swimsuits and sleeveless clothes on holiday due to how my body looked and how I felt on the inside about it. So I've given myself a kick in the butt and began turning my life around and getting fit. I've honestly been feeling a lot more energised and happier lately :D

Week one of my healthy eating/exercise, I've managed to lose 2lbs! My goal is to loose 2-3lbs a week so I'm on track :D
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on March 05, 2019, 02:42:22 AM
I thought I lost something that was listed and bought on my eBay but I found it after just a little bit of searching. Phew! It feels great to get something I don't need out of the house and to someone who will actually enjoy it. If only I can list the rest of my stuff somewhere.
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on March 05, 2019, 07:12:03 AM
Enjoyed my clean living room windows this morning while I drank my coffee. A bit of early spring cleaning to wipe away the kitty nose prints. Plus having the windows open to air the house out before the next rainstorm blows in.
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Post by: KingdomOfThomond on March 05, 2019, 06:19:46 PM
I pulled over on my way home from work as one of the farmers was moving his herd of cows to a different field, and had all these curious cows coming over to my car and putting their noses up against the radiator for a few seconds each.
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on March 06, 2019, 03:26:08 AM
Putting together my Moana bounding outfit for a convention in May.
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Post by: Loreofyore on March 09, 2019, 12:09:56 AM
One of those 'robo-callers'... are ubiquitous when the caller ID comes up as "COPY MACHINES S".
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Post by: GillysJubilee on March 09, 2019, 02:45:12 AM
My mom and I cooked dinner together today. Just a simple dinner - pasta and green beans - but my mom was celebrating me being home for the weekend and popped a bottle of blood orange soda for me (and wine for her). We just chatted! It was nice.
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Post by: Beldarna on March 13, 2019, 06:11:03 AM
This little bundle of joy has been living with us for four days. She is a thirteen week old energybomb that has me laughing and smiling every day. And she loves to cuddle and sleep by the neck. I'm so inlove.

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Post by: glitterball on March 13, 2019, 02:51:57 PM
Beldarna, what an adorable kitty! :lovey:
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Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 04:15:11 PM
Totally stealing the kitty.

Aside the ponies...all the rainbows out today in the sky.
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Post by: banditpony on March 15, 2019, 12:58:01 PM
I ordered something from the Japanese pokemon store for myself and a swap partner-- and I got the most AMAZING shipping box. I squealed upon seeing it.
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 15, 2019, 03:39:06 PM
I was on a nice walk today, it was a little cloudier than I expected but oh well, then I went home and watched "Flight to the Cloud Castle" on DVD while drinking hot chocolate, and it felt super comfy.
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Post by: dakotadarkhooves on March 15, 2019, 04:01:57 PM
Firstly, we rescued a sickly little stray cat in January, and decided to keep him in our livable space in our barn. My sister was the one who'd found him (he pretty much just walked into our barn and decided to stay there) and she named him Amarillo because she'd been singing 'Amarillo By Morning' and thought it fit. He barely weighed 4 lbs and had a flea infestation, hadn't been neutered, and had six bad teeth and gingivitis. He used to just eat and sleep constantly because he didn't feel well and had very little energy.

Fast forward to today, he's now neutered, flea-free, weighs almost 11 lbs, had the bad teeth pulled and the rest cleaned, and he was play-hunting me all around the barn and running around with so much energy. I can hardly believe he's the same cat ahaha

Second, I recently got a weekend welding job because I wanted to earn some money while I'm in school, and it pays really well ($25 an hour). I made $375 last weekend and I'm going back again tomorrow and Sunday! I'm so looking forward to being able to treat myself to small pony things that I wasn't able to afford before, and also help to better support my family.

And finally, next week is spring break and I'm planning on going thrifting! Super excited! <3
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Post by: Safflower on March 16, 2019, 12:09:14 AM
I've started to learn hiragana, and I feel like I've made some actual progress since I've memorized five rows!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2019, 11:14:58 AM
I've started to learn hiragana, and I feel like I've made some actual progress since I've memorized five rows!

がんばって!!!

I feel like a very long week has finally come to an end. And I survived it.

Soon be holiday time...this year has gone so quickly!
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Post by: Safflower on March 16, 2019, 05:21:56 PM
I've started to learn hiragana, and I feel like I've made some actual progress since I've memorized five rows!

がんばって!!!

I feel like a very long week has finally come to an end. And I survived it.

Soon be holiday time...this year has gone so quickly!
I will :D

Glad you survived the week, long weeks stink...
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on March 17, 2019, 12:37:50 AM
Ohe of my favourite manga-kas, the one whose work was the very beginning of a life-long love of manga, has released the official sequel of her work on Amazon in English!!! So happy to a) get it, and b) directly support her!
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Post by: Beldarna on March 17, 2019, 06:14:42 AM
Oh, no! Not stealing my kitty! She's mine! ;)

But todays smile is about her as well. Our grumpy cat meowed us awake and she jumped up to him and rubbed against him and he LICKED HER HEAD! He has been so unsure and confused by her and practically avoided her all week and now he licks her head! I can't stop smiling! She's totally accepted into the pack now! :D
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on March 17, 2019, 10:39:06 AM
Honey eating a Brusselsprout
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Post by: Taffeta on March 17, 2019, 11:32:29 AM
Went for a walk this morning. Bright and sunny (except for the ten second hail storm as I got home but never mind that. It is still March) and lots of pretty flowers in bloom on the trees.

Walked past a house and in the window there was a kid's picture of a unicorn under a rainbow, with rainbow hair ;)
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on March 17, 2019, 12:12:17 PM
Popped into Dunelm to buy some knitting needles and the cashier that served me was a girl from school! It was really nice to see her, we discussed what we were doing in college and how we were doing :)

There was a G3 pony in the charity shop too, but I was too shy to take her to the till ^^;
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Post by: buddyboymama on March 18, 2019, 12:34:20 PM
Sitting here eating breakfast. I look up and wonder why there is a horse in my neighbor’s back yard. It’s a deer, eating from their bird feeders!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 18, 2019, 02:05:46 PM
Sitting here eating breakfast. I look up and wonder why there is a horse in my neighbor’s back yard. It’s a deer, eating from their bird feeders!

That is too cute. Deer are mischievous :D

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Post by: glitterball on March 18, 2019, 06:03:12 PM
Sat in my lounge, I can hear what sounds like an angry duck quacking outside.

There is a lake a road away from me, how lost can an angry duck get?  :lol:

Made me giggle, though  :P
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Post by: dakotadarkhooves on March 18, 2019, 06:17:12 PM
I got my welding certification card today, which means I'm officially able to work on public buildings/things on public property! So excited <3
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 19, 2019, 08:02:15 PM
The original "Taken" is on TV :happy:
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Post by: Taffeta on March 19, 2019, 09:50:09 PM
My first year students today.

Today was my last tutorial with this group, and we were having an essay brainstorming session which worked out much better than I anticipated.

They are so funny though. It's just dawned on them that there's basically just revision sessions at the start of next term between them and final exams.
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Post by: Safflower on March 20, 2019, 12:03:12 AM
I got my welding certification card today, which means I'm officially able to work on public buildings/things on public property! So excited <3
Congrats Dakota!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 22, 2019, 09:37:54 PM
So my OTHER first year class today decided that Australia must be in Europe, based on the logic that it appears in Eurovision.

We were discussing how we classify regions of the world, and I challenged them to figure out where Israel and Russia fitted in, and that was their ultimate conclusion. They're in Eurovision, thus Europe. Which means Australia is in Europe too.

Case closed :)

Yeah, it was the last day of term...
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 23, 2019, 04:24:02 PM
I bought a new music equipment and I can finally play CDs again!
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Post by: Einhornbaby on March 23, 2019, 04:28:31 PM
Its spring in Germany now! Dad and me spotted a big bunch of wild windflowers in the woods when walking the dog <3 Made me smile! <3 I love my dad! Walks through the woods with him are the best!!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 24, 2019, 01:58:02 PM
I went for a walk this morning too!

Walks for me are always interesting since I can't plan or remember routes and have no sense of direction or orientation, so when I want to go walking somewhere it pretty much has to be following a bus route so I don't get stranded. But here there are lots of bus routes :D And I want to get out and walk more now the weather is getting better and while I live in an area where I can go walking safely on my own without risk of being properly stranded.

Although me being true to form, I ended up accidentally getting from one bus route onto another (I still don't know how) and walking a completely different way to the same intended final destination. But I got there so I felt accomplished, even with my detour!

Lots of cherry blossoms out today too :D I love them so much. Yay for spring!
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Post by: glitterball on March 24, 2019, 06:16:02 PM
A gorgeous, sunny day here too - so we visited Henley for a walk-about and afternoon tea.
No tablets or devices taken either, so a good day out for my kid especially!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Einhornbaby on March 24, 2019, 06:31:20 PM
Smiled today when I saw a robin sitting on the fence of our garden! <3
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 25, 2019, 05:58:05 PM
I thought I messed up with an order but the customer was satisfied :biggrin:
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on March 25, 2019, 06:49:24 PM
When I called my insurance to ask about the status of them covering a prescription, the person offered to call the pharmacy and doctor's office for me. I'm deaf so talking to multiple people in multiple phone conversations stresses me out. Thanks, insurance. Totally sweet and totally unexpected.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 25, 2019, 11:52:36 PM
I watched "Angels in the Outfield" today and realized that Matthew McConaughey is one of the baseball players.  I like being able to find "big" actors in their older/smaller roles that nobody remembers.
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Post by: Griffin on March 26, 2019, 02:01:09 PM
Sunshine :sunny: And I spotted coltsfoot today! I've always considered that the first sign of spring. ^.^
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Post by: Sweet_Stuff on March 27, 2019, 09:34:39 PM
The weather..beautiful day out!

My current favorite guy..beautiful soul inside! ((Well, he makes me smile every day, but ya know... :lol: :biggrin: ))

 ^.^ :satisfied:
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Post by: Strawberrysweets on March 28, 2019, 07:51:07 AM
After 24 days without a rabbit I am getting two new bunny boys today  :bunny: :bunny:.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 28, 2019, 08:43:57 AM
Slightly belated but seeing my miniature cherry blossom in full bloom :D

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Post by: glitterball on March 28, 2019, 12:35:33 PM
Accidentally stumbling on new ponies where I didn't expect them to be!

Also - bought a new CREAM carpet for my bedroom today (how decadent) they are delivering + fitting it Monday. Yay new room!
Will be selling the house soon so as long as it stays looking clean + lovely until sold, I'm happy  :cool:
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 28, 2019, 08:00:15 PM
My new turntable just arrived today! :frolic: :happy:
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on March 29, 2019, 10:42:09 AM
My record player arrived this morning, my records have been playing nonstop since 10 this morning. :hearts:


It's a beautiful day out today too, it feels like summer   :sunny:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 02, 2019, 03:12:44 AM
Last night my 2-yr-old nephew tried to make the dinosaur on my shirt eat some of his apple.  He held the apple up to my shirt and went "chomp chomp chomp."  Then he let me snuggle with him while we watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.


Since I'm out recovering from surgery, one of my co-workers texted me today and told me that work wasn't as much fun without me there. 
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Post by: Harmonie on April 14, 2019, 03:51:36 AM
A few things:

I'm taking steroids to alleviate my chronic foot pain. I'm afraid I have been surviving on them since December. When they wear out, I'm in pain and can't walk well again. =(

Grape sparkling water! I have been wanting this flavor since I switched to sparkling water a few years back. I have finally found it! And it is good.

The weather. It stayed in the 40s today, without a peak of sunshine. Very thankful we were on the cool side of the system, seeing as the warm side got tornadoes. Last night and tonight are nights I get to sleep under all of my covers without sweating and I love it! I have to wear layers indoors (it already hit near 90 degrees earlier this week, so the heat was turned off and the air turned on), but that's sooo much better than being hot!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 14, 2019, 03:18:03 PM
Relaxing under a duvet on the sofa, watching geeky things on Youtube and a cup of strong tea with a hot cross bun. Perfect way to do a lazy Sunday! :biggrin:
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 14, 2019, 03:19:41 PM
I got to see some wild snow drop flowers, and we have two pairs of house finches this year.
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Post by: glitterball on April 14, 2019, 04:56:53 PM
Boot sale! Scored a bag of 30+ blind bag G4 and 3 wee breezies for £3 plus the blue G4 with cherry muffin cake symbols for 50p woo hoo!
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Post by: Safflower on April 14, 2019, 11:13:15 PM
My mom and I were looking through my grandpa's old coins today, and we found a 1944 wheat penny!
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Post by: Beldarna on April 15, 2019, 05:55:02 AM
I woke up around 10 minutes before my alarm and our kitten were sleeping next to me. She also woke and wanted cuddles so we just snuggled with each other and then the alarm went off. It starts quietly with birds chirping before a melody goes on, and the kitten got up all excited and ran towards my cellphone looking for the birds. I almost felt bad for turning the alarm off :lookround:.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 17, 2019, 03:49:29 AM
I found some CD-R discs at Walmart that look like Vinyl Records.  They're so cute!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 18, 2019, 07:09:29 PM
Got a four-day weekend for Easter! Yippee!
Also crashing out after work with a cup of tea and some brioche, the window's open and I can hear birds singing and church bells ringing in the distance. It's very relaxing. :relaxed:
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Post by: Loona on April 18, 2019, 08:45:00 PM
One of my favourite bands have just released a new single, and I'm so in love with it, listening to it over and over again :frolic:
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Post by: Sweet_Stuff on April 18, 2019, 10:49:30 PM
Early release from work for Easter Weekend..woo!

My favorite guy appreciating my texts...

It's the little things... ^.^ :satisfied:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 20, 2019, 06:57:53 PM
I nipped into a couple of charity shops today on my way into town, and found this cute little clock for £2.50! I love how it kind of looks like it's levitating when you see it from across the room. :D

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Post by: Taffeta on April 20, 2019, 06:59:28 PM
That clock is really cute!

I randomly paid a visit to the town I used to work in this morning as the bus was in when I got to town. It is a very pretty town especially at this time of year, and takes its flowers very seriously as well. Nostalgic trip :) And especially in the fine weather the UK is suddenly having for Easter.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 21, 2019, 01:13:29 AM
I got to talk to Zachary Levi today.  :newpony:
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Post by: glitterball on April 21, 2019, 09:55:00 AM
Posting a day late -
went to a massive boot sale yesterday, near Uxbridge, with my kid, it took 2.5 hours to walk around all the stalls and my kid did not whinge!
Got her lots of (6) Shopkins Shoppies dolls for a few quid and a bag full of g4 ponies + playsets. Oh and some minecraft books too!

Glorious sunshine - followed by a lovely evening with friends for a curry!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 21, 2019, 05:48:10 PM
Thank you, Taffeta! :)

As for what made me smile today: My dad came round for an indoor picnic in lieu of a more traditional dinner, because I didn't feel like cooking, nor did either of us fancy being cooked by the blazing sunshine! We had lunch on a blanket in the living room, watched Odyssey to the Mind's Eye and then took turns doing matches in arcade mode on Tekken 3, so we could unlock more secret characters. Good times! :D
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Post by: Tracks on April 21, 2019, 07:01:51 PM
When hubby came home from work, we went for a walk to the pond down the road, there were only a couple of other people there and they were fishing so not in the least bit noisy.  We sat down and enjoyed the view, the weather and each others company for about 20 minutes before walking home again
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on April 24, 2019, 06:57:57 PM
I nipped into a couple of charity shops today on my way into town, and found this cute little clock for £2.50! I love how it kind of looks like it's levitating when you see it from across the room. :D

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That clock is gorgeous Miniature Sheep! Lovely find! :)


Despite how unlucky I've been today, we get a 4 day weekend starting Friday!
Friday is our study at home day, weekend, no work placements Monday due to exams.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday is our exam and then we only go in to catch up on course work- I can't believe how fast this academic year has gone :P
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 25, 2019, 05:47:36 AM
We had our four day Easter weekend last weekend. Oh! But we have some Japanese exchange students in our school right now as part of a two week program. I approached one of them in math class, and asked her name in Japanese. Her face lit up like a light bulb when she realized I wasn’t some random kid, but could hold somewhat of a conversation with her. Her smile was contagious, that’s for sure.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 09:10:24 AM
Preparing notes to teach my revision class today and while I'm doing so, two pigeons randomly appeared on (the outside of) my windowsill. One was clearly in courting mood but the other not so convinced. They looked at me, I looked at them, and then they left. It's so cute when birds come visiting ;)

Back home I have had a baby sparrow get in my room by accident, and sparrows and even bluetits on the quarterlight or windowsill, but this is the first time I've had feathered visitors in London.
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Post by: Tracks on April 25, 2019, 03:07:04 PM
We have spend yesterday and today putting some floating shelves up both in the living room and our bedroom (Where a lot of the ponies live)

It made me smile seeing it all finished and the ponies in their new places  :)
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Post by: StrawberrySundance on April 25, 2019, 10:43:01 PM
Finished most of my course work, a few bits to finish here and there and I'm complete for this first year!  :thumb:

My stepmother also sent me some adorable pictures of her dog which really brightened my day!
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Post by: Harmonie on April 27, 2019, 10:31:05 PM
My mom and I went to a vintage/antique store today and there was a booth of G1 MLPs. After we left the store, I couldn't resist it anymore. I told her I like them.

I know that sounds silly. But this would have to come completely out of the blue, as post-childhood I have never shown interest in collecting toys. I have just shown interest in clothes, video games, and of course, musical instruments. So, it's out of the blue for me to be interested in MLPs. I was afraid she would think it silly that I like to collect toys as an adult.

I was a little wrong! She didn't even seem shocked, told me that I'm not weird. And she told me that I played with them when I was a little child, and that there might be some out in the garage somewhere.  :blink: I have literally no recollection of that, so I just found out something new about myself. I still can't say that I continued interest in MLP from then like many here, but I can say I was interested in them in my childhood. Wow.

We'll have to look into the garage, and I'm so excited because now I can tell her I want the G1 ornaments, the special anniversary throwback toys they've come out with recently, and when I find them at antique/vintage stores I can get them!  :frolic:
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 29, 2019, 10:02:00 AM
My mum forgot to press the go button on the washing machine
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Post by: little.fox on April 29, 2019, 12:19:27 PM
The kids I work with were playing matchmakers, they told me a co-worker was in love with me, and were trying to set us up as an item. I couldn’t stop laughing!
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Post by: SpacePinto on April 29, 2019, 06:37:08 PM
I properly filed my tax return today :frolic:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 02, 2019, 06:34:49 PM
I saw a young lad on his way to school this morning, utterly transfixed by a Rubik's cube. Makes a refreshing change from people staring at smartphones all the time! :lol:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 02, 2019, 08:43:52 PM
@Harmonie: Wow, that is so cool! :D


I'm happy because yesterday I saw the first common swifts of the year. :D I love them so much, their shape, their movements, their call, everything. They make me feel like I can fly too. :lovey:
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Post by: OleGrayMane on May 03, 2019, 02:58:43 AM
I got a message from a friend that I wasn't expecting to hear from.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 03, 2019, 06:32:24 PM
I was rummaging through radio stations, put Absolute Rock on and the first thing I heard was Audioslave! Result! :D
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on May 04, 2019, 01:05:18 PM
Double whammy! Got my hair cut yesterday, back to a shaved head on the sides and my goodness does my scalp LOVE it. And my forms for my name change came through Thursday!
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Post by: Taffeta on May 04, 2019, 01:13:19 PM
I went for a long walk this morning.

I like walking, but I get lost so easily I can't often do it. But here there are so many buses that I can use the stops as a kind of guide to make sure I don't get stranded.

I ended up walking much further than I originally intended.

It's lovely walking here in the spring, too. So many pretty flowers in bloom, lots of wisteria especially which I love <3. And the view from the hill over the river was really pretty as well.

I feel accomplished :D
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Post by: Loona on May 06, 2019, 09:14:30 AM
Coming back to work, relaxed, after 1.5 weeks of holiday, to the news that I received a Champion Award for my brilliant work. And not only this: the other person who received this award is a girl I had the pleasure to coach when she was a newjoiner in our team, and who is brilliant and totally deserves this recognition. I just shed some happy tears ^^
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Post by: Taffeta on May 06, 2019, 10:35:02 AM
Kid on the bus this morning on seeing a building site where a building had been demolished:

"Maybe they didn't like that building, so now they're going to make a new one."

On being on the top deck of a bus.

"Daddy, is this bus taller than the houses?"

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Post by: Ponyfan on May 06, 2019, 11:57:53 AM
Kid on the bus this morning on seeing a building site where a building had been demolished:

"Maybe they didn't like that building, so now they're going to make a new one."

On being on the top deck of a bus.

"Daddy, is this bus taller than the houses?"




:)


After being stuck for literally months on how to continue a fanfiction story I'm working on, yesterday I got an idea that seems promising.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 06, 2019, 04:36:43 PM
I mixed together vanilla and cinnamon fragrance oils in my oilburner and it smells like Christmas!!!
Also having Monday off work is a plus - gotta love Bank Holidays! :biggrin:
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Post by: Loona on May 08, 2019, 08:58:28 PM
Also having Monday off work is a plus - gotta love Bank Holidays! :biggrin:
This made me happy too this Monday, even though I'm not in the UK - I wasn't aware, and I was expecting to come back to a long Monday spent with firefighting my super-speedy and messy UK project, and to have no time to look through my 1.5-week pile of e-mails as a result. In reality, all the UK peeps were off, so I was able to check all my e-mails properly, as well as progess with my other project with my Italian team :)

Today I was back in the office for the first time in almost 3 weeks, and a colleague told me he's so happy to have me back, as he missed me a lot :) Aaaaand, I got to meet one of the members of a Swiss project I was managing in the second half of last year. While meeting him finally in person would have been totally enough (the downside of remote project management is that I hardly get to meet my teams in person, even though I'd love to), he brought me a box of chocolate to thank me for everything during our work together. I feel a little guilty-proud if I think of this, but I wasn't the only person he worked with from my local team, but I was the only one he told he's coming, and the only one he brought a present. I feel special :accomplished:
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Post by: glitterball on May 09, 2019, 08:03:16 PM
Painted my nails pastel baby pink - cheered me up on a rainy day  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 10, 2019, 06:50:56 PM
The new Cranberries album, I love it so, SO much. Although smiling isn't quite the right word... Yes, it does bring a smile to my face, but it's accompanied by many tears. :cloud: :heart:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 10, 2019, 09:43:43 PM
The new Cranberries album, I love it so, SO much. Although smiling isn't quite the right word... Yes, it does bring a smile to my face, but it's accompanied by many tears. :cloud: :heart:

Glad you finally got it!!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on May 11, 2019, 06:01:46 AM
I realised that I'm finally financially stable enough that I can spoil myself with a new phone without wrecking my economy. I got myself a pro model, not the cheaper lite versions I've always had. I love it. I love the colour (Twilight Purple). I just ordered a case and the prize didn't make me cringe. It feels wonderful.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 11, 2019, 08:19:34 PM
Glad you finally got it!!

Thanks! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 12, 2019, 10:33:23 AM
Firstly, what a glorious, sunny, warm Sunday morning! Instant smile there.  :cool:

Bootsale just a mile away at my local precinct - saw just one random G3 pony (passed up on buying her) but bought a few surprise vintage rhinestone brooches that were very reasonably priced.

Husband was at home looking after kiddo so I had a free hour to relax and wander around. Treated myself to a posh coffee at the nearby cafe and had a brief read of the newspapers. Peaceful!  :relaxed:

Oh, and the most BEAUTIFUL antique Victorian piece of furniture was delivered to me - I could hardly sleep last night in excited anticipation of receiving it. It was an Ebay find and I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 12, 2019, 10:40:56 AM
The weather is really nice down here as well!
The boot sale was quite busy also. Didn't find many ponies but picked up a couple.

One was from a young girl being watched over protectively by her big sister. I picked up a bag in which there were a couple of pony things and she looked at me and said, very importantly, "that's 50p!"

So of course I bought it xD. She was only about four I think. She seemed very proud to be the stallholder xD.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 12, 2019, 11:25:18 AM
The weather is really nice down here as well!
The boot sale was quite busy also. Didn't find many ponies but picked up a couple.

One was from a young girl being watched over protectively by her big sister. I picked up a bag in which there were a couple of pony things and she looked at me and said, very importantly, "that's 50p!"

So of course I bought it xD. She was only about four I think. She seemed very proud to be the stallholder xD.


Bless her cotton socks!  :biggrin:
Man, I love booting  :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 12, 2019, 06:35:22 PM
The weather is really nice down here as well!
The boot sale was quite busy also. Didn't find many ponies but picked up a couple.

One was from a young girl being watched over protectively by her big sister. I picked up a bag in which there were a couple of pony things and she looked at me and said, very importantly, "that's 50p!"

So of course I bought it xD. She was only about four I think. She seemed very proud to be the stallholder xD.


Bless her cotton socks!  :biggrin:
Man, I love booting  :D

So do I, especially when the weather is fine and the field is busy.

I also almost didn't buy a G3. I went back and ended up buying her because she looked sad on her own. When I checked, it looks like I don't have her already. So I guess she's now got a home.

It's been a stressful week so the little things are to be thankful for.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 14, 2019, 10:40:12 PM
This baby sloth video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqzPMOd_1g

The one at the 1:19 mark made me laugh out loud.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 15, 2019, 06:53:18 AM
Well, this was yesterday but I needed the evening to recover from the experience because I was cracking up about it countless times during the day. We got a job application at work that was just plain amazing. It's clearly someone who hasn't read the job profile properly, seen that it's a fairly well-paid position and just hastily lobbed a CV at us. It's a fire safety job so we really need someone who pays attention to detail and this guy clearly didn't at any point in the process of applying.
I was handed a photocopy of his cover letter and he apparently has "years of experience of standing in front of people", which is not only a baffling statement in itself but also totally irrelevant to the job, I'm kind of imagining he's been going "You shall not pass!!!" at people this whole time! There were also his typos, such as "spenending a lot of time" on things and "redencies" which I still can't figure out if that's "redundancies" or "residencies" and the real stunner was "oppertunity".
I'm not in charge but somehow I doubt that chap is going to get the oppertunity to come in. At least get someone to have a quick proof-read of the thing before you send it! Oh yes, and he didn't even spell the company name correctly.
The manager says he's going to hang it on the staff notice board to cheer everyone up when they're having a bad day. :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 15, 2019, 09:31:37 PM
I was wearing a combination of clothes I really like, so I tried to take a picture of myself with it. They all looked awful (I'm not that photogenic, lol!). However, the only one that looked half decent (maybe even good, can I say that about myself?) was one that I happened to take when I said something to my husband. It's just so wonderful to see that you look so different when you look at someone you love. Those are the pictures that say something, that document you. So much better than all those dumb, stiff, posed pictures! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2019, 01:33:50 PM
The butterflies are back in my local town! When I moved here last summer one of the walkways had butterflies hanging over it and it was so pretty. But they took them down come autumn and I thought they were gone for good. But nope! Spring is here and they are back :D Yay :D

Also, I found a soup in Sainsburys that I used to get all the time when I lived in North London but haven't been able to find here till now. I don't care if it isn't soup weather - I bought some anyway :) I am super picky on soups, most I don't like, so it was nice to see this one back :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 17, 2019, 04:45:10 PM
A package from the US came to me in just three days! :blink: That has never happened before.

Of course what was IN the package made me smile even more. :D This shirt! :heart: The fabric is extremely unflattering on my body type, but I don't care, I will wear it with pride!

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

(Dolores's face only looks off on the picture because of those dang curves, the actual print is perfect!)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: OleGrayMane on May 18, 2019, 11:44:37 PM
When rearranging the contents of my car's trunk, I found the Luna pin I lost from my work bag last week.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: melodys_angel on May 19, 2019, 05:14:05 PM
Someone leaves notes on poles and street lights.  Typically you see advertising (garage sale and so on) but the ones going around are positive reminder notes.  The one I saw thismoring said 'You are Loved'.

These notes are on random posts across the city, and each message is different.  Always makes me smile when I see one.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 20, 2019, 10:17:46 AM
Managed to motivate myself enough to go out walking this morning again. Found a bus route to follow, made it three miles or thereabouts this time. Most of it was up hill which I struggle with so I guess that was good.

Following bus routes is literally the only way I can go walking, but it's kind of interesting to see different routes, with a big red tour guide appearing at intervals to show the way forward :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Harmonie on May 21, 2019, 07:59:35 PM
Just relieved that the storms didn't turn out like they were projected to yesterday and this morning. There were a few tornadoes and one fairly bad one to the east of where I live, and we had to take cover several times but nothing ended up happening here, thankfully.

I've had enough of this. I'm so ready to move.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 21, 2019, 08:45:42 PM
A couple of things have made me smile today; one was on the way home, I stopped at a Puffin crossing and saw that the green person on the display had been decorated with a tiny sticker of a pink shopping bag in their hand - it was quite cute! The other one happened while reading some spooky stories from the Victorian era, wherein I encountered such outbursts as "a parcel of ignorant boys" and "the swaggering Cockney upstart". I love these insults that were probably incredibly scathing at the time but nowadays they just feel really quaint and charming. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 22, 2019, 10:55:42 AM
This is from yesterday, but my other class of students took their exam yesterday morning. I couldn't get to see all of them as some were at another site and I was invigilating, but I got to speak to a few before the exam and wish them luck.

After the exam one of them emailed me to thank me for coming to support them. She said...

"Thank you for your support before the exam! And for being such a helpful tutor! You actually made me enjoy a topic I knew nothing about so thank you for being able to do that for me!"


...It means a lot to know you've made a difference to a student's education :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 22, 2019, 07:12:25 PM
Peach milkshake from Chick-Fil-A.   Yummm....
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Aflame on May 22, 2019, 08:56:34 PM
this funny GOT x avenue Q music  vid!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOg0C-yE0do
he he !
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Tracks on May 22, 2019, 09:00:45 PM
I did another Couch to 5K run this evening   :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Strawberrysweets on May 23, 2019, 05:25:27 PM
My rabbit Teddys castration went well and he is eating well. Cant get any better then that  :bunny:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 23, 2019, 05:37:16 PM
Saw ROCKETMAN movie this morning!

It was great + now I wanna give a baby Elton a hug  :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Strawberrysweets on May 23, 2019, 06:52:45 PM
I forgot to mention I found some MLP retro clothing. So now I have two sets of pajamas. One is of Gusty and Moondanser with the wrong eye and body colors and the other is of a pink rainbow pegasus without any symbol.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 24, 2019, 08:54:59 PM
Did the morning school run, then decided to go into the next town to look through a few charity stores, on the hunt for fancy, vintage lampshades and a tall standard (floor) lamp.

Looked at the lampshades in one shop, but was drawn to the fancy vintage-style mirror, on sale for £10. It's one of those hinged mirrors that has three panes and sits on a dressing table. It has scroll-work and is painted white. I bought it...

...back home, I popped into my shed and dug out a past project, a shallow console table with three little drawers and a curvy finish - I bought this off ebay many years ago and had painted it white...  I placed it in my kid's room with the mirror atop it and WOW they look perfect together!

Draped a few vintage crystal beads, arranged some LED flickering candles and it now looks really lovely. My kid loves it!  :dance2:

Oh, I also scored a tall, wooden standard lamp for £25; just fitted the fuchsia-pink silk drum lampshade that I got for £1 at last Sunday's boot sale. Currently illuminating the master bedroom!  :lol:

And got some floral "Rosamond" curtain fabric on clearance sale at £6/m at Laura Ashley, not entirely to my taste but figured it may come in useful!

And my tooth has behaved well, too!

Big smiles today, lots accomplished!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on May 25, 2019, 03:27:13 AM
     Just finished this weeks session of dnd. We were in a temple with a billion keys to unlock this pedestal and get a cube (were collecting them. Must have some significance) and we all thought something bad would happen if we put in the wrong key. Me (with a plus 8 proficiency in thieves tools) decided to pick the lock. Everybody leaves, fearing a trap might be sprung and kill us all, thinking I’m gonna die. I roll a natural 20, plus my proficiency bonus. Theme for plays and I instantly unlock the pedestal.
     The 2 foot 5 gnome who acts like a small child just circumvented a puzzle some dnd master thought of in 1.5 seconds.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 27, 2019, 11:19:58 PM
A great bank holiday weekend.

Fun day at Hampton Court with sister on Saturday.
Two carboot sales.
Seeing friends from a now defunct community I hadn't seen in seven years today, and finally meeting among them an online friend of some vintage over from the US.
And my team won their game :)

Plus, the weather has been lovely.

Nice refreshing break from the academic crazy. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 28, 2019, 07:46:25 PM
Watching Britain’s Got Talent and this guy is making fart noises with his hands it’s too  :haha:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Harmonie on May 30, 2019, 03:20:38 PM
The sun is out.

If you know me, that'd probably be the last thing you'd ever expect to see my type.  :lol: The one and only reason I am saying this is because the last week and a half or so has been a constant barrage of tornadic thunderstorms and flooding. I've had to take cover so many times I can't even count anymore.

I hate it being sunny. I hate it being hot. But if it would just go into straight sunny hot days without any thunderstorms anymore that would be great, because severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are the absolute worst kind of weather where I live.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 02, 2019, 12:51:14 PM
I actually got a bit of a tan, yay! :sunny:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 02, 2019, 09:35:28 PM
I got to pet a cute rabbit today!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on June 02, 2019, 11:19:14 PM
Few things actually.

- I finally found time to check all 22 DVDs in my Mister Ed complete boxset and they actually all work properly! (not like the other boxset I got)
- I also finally bought vinyl singles with the birthday money and it was actually enough for six of them when it turned out that two of them ship together!
- That pile of old documents finally went through the shredder so now I can say I have that out of my mind.

So yeah, overall it was a pretty nice weekend.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 03, 2019, 03:06:03 PM
I watched "Rescue at Midnight Castle", the original My Little Pony Movie, and the new My Little Pony Movie with my niece yesterday.  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 03, 2019, 03:18:26 PM
So many birds have found our balcony. :D Even little baby birds are visiting our "bird restaurant" with their mothers, it's so precious, this is what life is all about!

Downside is that we can't sit there as often anymore, because we don't want to scare them away, haha. :P
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 03, 2019, 06:24:54 PM
The strangest thing made me smile today... From Autumn to Ashes. I mean 'Holding a Wolf by the Ears" is a ludicrously dramatic album, but it's just so good! Probably not everyone's cup of tea but eh, I'll just enjoy the living daylights out of it so other people don't have to. :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Littlesparklepony on June 03, 2019, 07:07:41 PM
I planted cauliflower outside a couple of weeks ago and they have grown quite big.

It´s my first time growing cabbage so it was fun to see!

My Cat´s 20:th Birthday is today June 3.  :) She got some extra candy and a new toy, yes she´s still playing sometimes.  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 04, 2019, 12:31:56 AM
It's beautiful outside and my plants are growing well!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 04, 2019, 09:24:49 AM
This is yesterday really, but I planted up the baby begonias into the strawberry planter and they look so happy.

I should explain that I rescue plants quite a lot. When we got the plants for the hanging basket there were some trays on discount - marigolds and begonias, 50p each, because some of the plants looked sad and others hadn't survived. So I brought these home and raised them. At this point they were barely more than seedlings. Because they'd not been sold earlier they hadn't been planted on so were also a lot smaller than they should have been by that point.

Now the 50p marigolds are flowering merrily in a garden tub - they probably won't ever reach the 30cm the label predicts, because they had a late start, but they don't seem to care too much and they look good as they are. And now the baby begonias have also gone outside - from tiny scrappy things to really beautiful little plants who have a chance to flower their way through the summer too.

I love rescue plants. I love when they repay that faith and become really pretty  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 04, 2019, 08:05:54 PM
I finally figured out the name of an old VHS I absolutely adored from my childhood, and even found the whole thing online and got to watch it again.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Sweet_Stuff on June 06, 2019, 06:14:59 PM
My guy's sense of humor.... :lol: :biggrin: ^.^ :satisfied:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 06, 2019, 06:52:27 PM
On the way home from work, I saw a young lad doing an awesome wheelie on his bicycle, blatantly having the best time. It was very impressive but also really adorable.  ^.^
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 06, 2019, 11:34:53 PM
I sneakily cleaned my friend's room while she's on vacation and can't wait to see her reaction!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: cuddlebuggy on June 07, 2019, 03:16:03 AM
Someone had a Samoyed named Poe as her ESA where I was today. Sweet fluffball!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 07, 2019, 09:10:24 AM
A wonderful seller on Etsy wanted to use my review photo for their listing. I never expected that, I am so flattered. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 07, 2019, 04:18:42 PM
I got pony mail!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 08, 2019, 08:54:17 AM
This may seem a strange thing to make me smile...

I ordered some manga from amazon Japan. They should have been shipped together, but one volume apparently came from a different warehouse so the order got split (at no extra charge). The first half all arrived already, but this one volume is still in transit.

So why am I amused by this?

Because I looked at the tracking.

The first books left Japan and arrived in the UK fairly smoothly.

This one volume...took a tour.

It left Japan and arrived in Hong Kong.
From Hong Kong it travelled to Leipzig in Germany.
From there it took a trip to Kishinev, Moldova.
It spent a day in Moldova, then took a detour to Bucharest, Romania.
Next, it turned up in Bologna, Italy.
Finally, it returned to Leipzig.

After a flight to East Midlands airport, it is finally in Birmingham, UK. Hopefully it will be delivered today or Monday.

...Talk about crazy tracking.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Lollipop on June 08, 2019, 09:41:49 AM
 :blink: that is some crazy tracking Taffeta! It obviously wanted to see a little bit of the world before it came to you  :lol: hopefully its done being a traveller now & is on its way to its new home  :P

**
Had a few things make me smile/excited this week (only just woke up today so day is still young hehe)
*Heard my babies heart beat for the first time this week! (it's so fast  :lol: but apparently that is good ^.^)
*My Nana found some Polly Pockets for me, which included one of my favourite fairy ones.
*I won something off ebay for like less than half the price it usually goes for. It arrived & its in great condition too :D

Was a nice change to the beginning of the week... shopping for Maternity clothes (in the rain too) is not fun. Also had a horrid headache from the stormy weather which I am not allowed to take anything for!  :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 08, 2019, 07:02:19 PM
I went to Stoke-on-Trent today and the Canadian geese there are so friendly! A whole troop of them came walking over to me and were looking up at me, presumably expecting food. :lol: I didn't have anything to give to them, so I talked to them for a bit instead, which didn't seem to impress them much. Still, it was nice to be popular with the geese for a bit.
I also tried some Jamaican ginger and sorrel juice and wow, why is not more of a thing in England? It's delicious!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 08, 2019, 07:43:37 PM
I went to Stoke-on-Trent today and the Canadian geese there are so friendly! A whole troop of them came walking over to me and were looking up at me, presumably expecting food. :lol: I didn't have anything to give to them, so I talked to them for a bit instead, which didn't seem to impress them much. Still, it was nice to be popular with the geese for a bit.
I also tried some Jamaican ginger and sorrel juice and wow, why is not more of a thing in England? It's delicious!

We have resident Canada geese living near where my parents live, with their babies at the moment. Although some people don't treat them with respect, most of the locals do. They're great characters :) They will talk to you. When I used to walk home from the bus stop when I worked at the college, I did it so often at the same time that when I walked past the geese they'd acknowledge me and I'd always say good evening to them as well :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on June 09, 2019, 03:15:17 AM
I ordered some things from Amazon.com on Wed and when I placed the order the estimated delivery date was Tues and then it changed to tomorrow. My package arrived today. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 10, 2019, 08:35:21 PM
I get to care for a very sweet ex-stray cat soon!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 10, 2019, 09:47:43 PM
I cleaned out my Etsy wishlist. :P Now it's up to date again. I had over 1400 items on it, now it's only 894 (not that I buy it all, obviously, I just like looking at pretty things!).

...What? Some people do drugs, other people drink, and I have Etsy. :ninja:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on June 12, 2019, 07:45:01 AM

*Heard my babies heart beat for the first time this week! (it's so fast  :lol: but apparently that is good ^.^)
...
Was a nice change to the beginning of the week... shopping for Maternity clothes (in the rain too) is not fun.

Congratulations!

Maternity clothing tip:
I continued to wear my "normal" jeans, albeit with the zips/buttons undone, but wearing a soft belly band (or bump band) to cover the exposed tummy. Amazon sell pairs of them for under a tenner -
linky:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

What made me smile? Successfully covering a fancy, HUGE lampshade frame in stretched linen fabric, displaying it in my room temporarily (until my navy trim arrives) and just looking at it, thinking, Yay, I actually managed to cover this thing!!  :lol: :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Sweet_Stuff on June 12, 2019, 02:09:00 PM
Having a fantastic (and needed) phone date with my boyfriend and getting reassurance that things will be alright.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 13, 2019, 03:14:09 AM
Putting tail ribbons on all my ponies!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on June 13, 2019, 03:27:37 AM
I bought some manga at the bookstore today and the cashier I got is a manga/anime  fan. :) She knew about the new Fruits Basket anime and that the publisher of the manga.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 13, 2019, 10:40:11 PM
Meeting up with a long term pony friend and her partner in a local town :D

Ok, so it rained, but it was still fun :D

Also seeing Cotton Candy and Lickety Split in a charity shop. Of course, overpriced and in poor shape so I didn't buy them, but it's still nice to see them xD.

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on June 14, 2019, 06:55:38 AM
It's cloudy and rainy and cold outside, and my throat is sore but this is my last workday for a couple of weeks. I'm going on Holliday tomorrow. Also, a cup of Earl grey with a tiny bit of honey for my throat is making it all better ^.^.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on June 14, 2019, 08:23:37 PM
It's cloudy and rainy and cold outside

Lucky you :(
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 15, 2019, 04:36:32 PM
I got pretty boots and they fit! :D Usually I can't wear boots because of my huge calves ( :pout: ) but these actually fit! Of course, being wider than other boots, I totally have stone columns in them instead of legs, but I don't even care. XD
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 15, 2019, 06:35:36 PM
My mom cleaned out her toy room (for the grandkids) so I got a bunch of early G4s (from the sets with Blossomforth and Honeybuzz).  They probably need a spa day, but they were never played with enough to make them baity.   :)
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 16, 2019, 06:58:13 PM
(If my Cranberries-talk bores you, please feel free to skip this post. :P )
Eeeeee! I just found an interview with Dolores on YouTube in which she sang a line of her very first song called "Calling"! :frolic: This is a miracle to me, because every fan knows this title, she wrote it when she was 12, 13 or 14 (in the video it says 13 or 14, but in an old Cranberries book it says 12). But I never dreamed we would actually find out what it sounded like! I am so over the moon with it!
"♫ Calling, calling, calling to you all day... ♪" :green:

Oh, and I'm also eating dried cranberries right now. They taste so good. :P
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 17, 2019, 01:48:36 PM
Cooking a nice lunch! I did a salmon and dill parcel with some broad beans and mixed veg, then had a small lemon pudding in a cute little ceramic pot for dessert and a strong cup of assam tea to go with it. For ambience, I had chillout music and the birds singing outside. I'm back at work tomorrow so I figured some serious self-care is in order!!!
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Post by: tikibirds on June 17, 2019, 02:00:30 PM
Its my day off
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 18, 2019, 07:16:12 PM
I took the day off. :D

Also, I discovered the Splashing Otter Family (Sylvanian Families) yesterday... Though I'm not sure if that makes me smile or cry, because they are expensive and I can't afford them yet. :P
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 18, 2019, 08:17:50 PM

"♫ Calling, calling, calling to you all day... ♪" :green:

Oh, and I'm also eating dried cranberries right now. They taste so good. :P

In light of the rest of your post, that sounds a little bit sinister xd.
Or maybe that's just my sense of humour...?

I was wondering how I could brush up my written japanese, and then sorting through some other stuff in my room looking for a different book I found a book I picked up in a book harvest at uni earlier this year. Which does exactly what I need...and I got it for free :D Yay for book harvests.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Sweet_Stuff on June 19, 2019, 07:03:00 PM
I got pretty boots and they fit! :D Usually I can't wear boots because of my huge calves ( :pout: ) but these actually fit! Of course, being wider than other boots, I totally have stone columns in them instead of legs, but I don't even care. XD

Yay!! I'm happy for you! I totally can relate to this. I have larger than normal calves too, and season after season, still haven't found pretty boots to wear.. >_< :lol:

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My boyfriend called me randomly while I was on morning break at work. I enjoy hearing from him, but I also enjoy hearing his voice! He's got a great "radio" voice and interesting accent..(totally not what I think of when I think of a New Orleans accent..haha)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2019, 10:13:55 AM
There is actually some sun in the South East.

I got to go for a walk this morning without even needing to take a coat with me.

Miracles do happen. I guess this is probably about it for summer as far as the UK are concerned though...

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on June 21, 2019, 08:32:21 AM
It's midsummer :). So dancing round a may pole, having flowers in the hair, eating strawberries with cream and be with nice poeple is on todays schedule.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 21, 2019, 08:36:59 PM
In light of the rest of your post, that sounds a little bit sinister xd.
Or maybe that's just my sense of humour...?

No, you're right, haha... Whoops. XD Although I did put it in the same post on purpose, because everything cranberries is good. The fruit and the band. :P

Yay!! I'm happy for you! I totally can relate to this. I have larger than normal calves too, and season after season, still haven't found pretty boots to wear.. >_< :lol:

Thanks! :happy: I really hope you'll find some pretty ones too! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 10:32:06 PM
So today I was at the bus stop waiting for a bus.

No, Beldarna, it's not a bus story! It's in the happy thread. It can't possibly be!

So anyway, I'm waiting, and this visually impaired guy is coming along the street with his stick.

He's quite a way from the bus stop at this point, and near the road crossing. There's a lot of roadworks by me at the moment and the traffic was all backed up, and I was half afraid he was going to walk out in the middle of the road because all the signs and stuff that had been put up on the pavement were obviously confusing him.

So there's a delivery driver at the store near the crossing. He's doing his delivery, and the next thing I know, This driver comes racing across from his van, goes up to this guy, speaks to him, takes his arm and gently helps him to the crossing and then across the road safely. Then he hares back, the guy continues his journey and the store gets its delivery.

It all happened just in a split second but it made me smile.

Some people are just awesome.

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on June 22, 2019, 07:13:27 AM
So today I was at the bus stop waiting for a bus.

No, Beldarna, it's not a bus story! It's in the happy thread. It can't possibly be!

 :haha:


So anyway, I'm waiting, and this visually impaired guy is coming along the street with his stick.

He's quite a way from the bus stop at this point, and near the road crossing. There's a lot of roadworks by me at the moment and the traffic was all backed up, and I was half afraid he was going to walk out in the middle of the road because all the signs and stuff that had been put up on the pavement were obviously confusing him.

So there's a delivery driver at the store near the crossing. He's doing his delivery, and the next thing I know, This driver comes racing across from his van, goes up to this guy, speaks to him, takes his arm and gently helps him to the crossing and then across the road safely. Then he hares back, the guy continues his journey and the store gets its delivery.

It all happened just in a split second but it made me smile.

Some people are just awesome.


That was actually really sweet. I love it.



A couple of days ago we were at a huge garden store, full of flowers and fruit trees. I bought a small plant of wild strawberries to keep on the balcony. When I purchased it it had one singel flower, today it has four and one strawberry in the making :satisfied:.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 23, 2019, 09:00:07 PM
My brother near enough picked up bird poo thinking it was mud.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Tracks on June 23, 2019, 09:01:06 PM
My brother near enough picked up bird poo thinking it was mud.

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on June 25, 2019, 12:51:47 AM
My new job has been really, really tough on me, but today I was able to treat myself with some of my non-bill money and bought myself Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel via the bundle with all the DLC goodness. I've never been big on FPS but then I found out about Handsome Jack and uh...ahahaha. Let's just say I have a guilty pleasure type when it comes to fave characters >u<;

ANYWAYS I've been wanting it for awhile now but it was too expensive for me, so I'm super excited that I got it and will be able to play it when I have time! I have a four-day weekend coming up and I am gonna play the heck outta these games <3

Also as a bonus, learning that apparently my body runs better on less sleep than I've been getting. I haven't slept straight through the night in like two and a half weeks and last night I went to bed later in accordance with a sleep cycle recommendation, slept straight through and didn't feel nearly as drained as I have been. So...yay for less sleep lol? It's really bizarre but it freakin' works so unless I start seeing adverse effects, I'm sticking to it.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 26, 2019, 05:46:05 PM
I made my own salad recipe. :D Well, not really, I just threw some good things together thinking it would taste good, and it did! Nothing spectaculair, but hey. Potatoes (with skin), avocado and mayonnaise with lime juice. Very sour, but I like that. There was supposed to be egg in it as well, but no eggs for me today (see complaints topic), so maybe next time. :hmm:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Nemesis on June 27, 2019, 07:07:03 AM
I started planning a new garden. :) I really love organic foods and the idea of “backyard farming”. Eating vegetables and fruits you have grown yourself is an amazing feeling, and small-scale, organic farming is also good for the environment. ^_^

Anyhow, I’m in the midst of deciding what to grow next year. I want to try some unusual vegetables that you don’t usually see in supermarkets... and also eggplant, because eggplant is awesome. XD
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 27, 2019, 07:23:42 AM
Getting all the laundry done and out in the sunshine with time to spare before I have to get ready for work - life skiiiills!!! It was pretty relaxing washing everything by hand with the bathroom catching the full glory of the sunrise. And I'll have more time to laze around at the weekend as well!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 28, 2019, 06:53:20 PM
The weather! :frolic: :sunny: :frolic:

Now THIS is the summer I like. Not those horrible, gross, humid days but gorgeous, deep, warm sunlight and a nice cool breeze! I'm on a cloud right now. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 28, 2019, 07:25:06 PM
Today has been solid 90s and 00s dance tracks on the radio at work - so much nostalgia! My only beef is that Saltwater by Chicane never seems to play on the radio - that tune is a stone cold classic! Still, it was a treat to hear Rhythm Is A Dancer, Move Your Feet and, of course... What Is Love?! I kinda feel old as a result of it all but ah, it brought back so many nice memories to get me through what would otherwise have been a very dull day of incessant wiring. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 29, 2019, 06:32:57 PM
So after the long long delay in getting home yesterday, I came home and found this on my windowsill.

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So to explain this...

For father's day, I got my Dad this father's day card.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07R3TWN3Z

This was his response.

Apparently it's name is Tuppence. For reasons.

Well played, father.

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 29, 2019, 07:11:32 PM
^ Haha, that's fantastic! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: nebulavery on June 29, 2019, 08:11:36 PM
I'm petsitting a very sweet cat, and was greeting with purrs as soon as I awoke!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Nemesis on July 01, 2019, 03:24:14 AM
I was thinking on some of the ways that my life can be complicated or difficult because of my autism. At first, I was feeling kind of down. Then I reminded myself that my autism has given me some pretty epic perks. My personality and interests have not really changed since I was 7 or 8 years old... I’m now 27. XD I’ve become wiser, and more mature in a lot of ways, and I’ve gained new interests in addition to the old, but my overall character is the same. I still enjoy playing with my ponies, dolls, and such, even all these years into adulthood... That’s really the best gift I could ever ask for. :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 01, 2019, 09:19:27 AM
I was thinking on some of the ways that my life can be complicated or difficult because of my autism. At first, I was feeling kind of down. Then I reminded myself that my autism has given me some pretty epic perks. My personality and interests have not really changed since I was 7 or 8 years old... I’m now 27. XD I’ve become wiser, and more mature in a lot of ways, and I’ve gained new interests in addition to the old, but my overall character is the same. I still enjoy playing with my ponies, dolls, and such, even all these years into adulthood... That’s really the best gift I could ever ask for. :)

I really like this. Also agree - I have moments like that and then I also realise that I could be much worse off. And there's a lot of ignorance in the world, and I'd rather be autistic than ignorant...

It's good to remember the positives as well as the negatives, even if society just likes to focus on the latter :)

*gives cookies*
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 08:23:09 PM
So after the long long delay in getting home yesterday, I came home and found this on my windowsill.

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So to explain this...

For father's day, I got my Dad this father's day card.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07R3TWN3Z

This was his response.

Apparently it's name is Tuppence. For reasons.

Well played, father.



I love this! I want to give this to my dad *haha*! Not sure if I would get a unicorn, but your dad... yeah, I so agree with you... well played!!

Today, I felt a Little sad, but what made me smile was pulling out and sniffing my ponies. I haven’t seen them for ages (they are in storage). But something about their smell and happy colors always lift my spirit.

And my dog, she makes me smile everyday. She is a handful, for sure, but I love her. Today she wanted to cuddle, and when she want something she can be quite insistent :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 02, 2019, 09:45:41 PM
I have a watch. :D A very basic, super cheap one, but it's perfect for me. I'm not a watch person, but lately I've been wanting one for some reason. It's so useful. *captain obvious* :P
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Elva on July 02, 2019, 11:08:55 PM
I made myself a huge glass of delicious iced coffee! At 11pm but I guess that's alright... :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on July 03, 2019, 05:41:10 AM
I was brushing one of the cats on the kitchenfloor and said to him that I soon will have a fourth cat, with all the fur coming loose from him. He answered by getting up and walking to the bodyscale and sit on it so I asked if he thought he had lost some weight will all the fur coming off and went to see but then he walked off of it, not letting me see. I couldn't help but laugh, it was such a human thing to do.

(I can't really answer why we have a body scale on the kitchenfloor, it's where it ended up somehow.)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 03, 2019, 03:08:49 PM
Listening to a group called Nova Era on my way to work this morning.  They take classical music and "pop" it up.  When I saw them perform at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) they were dressed in 17th Century FOP costumes.  It was highly entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Mv6Q9_RYU
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on July 03, 2019, 09:35:11 PM
Popped into Laura Ashley furniture store and had a rummage in the "batch end" wallpaper bins.

Very surprised to find a single roll of discontinued "Josette, Carnation" in there for £3 !!! Bargain!
(normal price £34, when available.)

Cool. Will make for a good candidate for a small feature wall / mantle wall  :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: little.fox on July 03, 2019, 10:41:07 PM
Playing Thistleweed Park that I finally got, from the Steam sale!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: CloudyGlow on July 03, 2019, 10:51:32 PM
Halle Bailey will play Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. I don't like the remakes but it makes me smile because I listen to that Warrior song from A Wrinkle in Time so much. It's one of my favorite songs. I want to hear her sing Part of Your World
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 11:42:20 PM
Halle Bailey will play Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. I don't like the remakes but it makes me smile because I listen to that Warrior song from A Wrinkle in Time so much. It's one of my favorite songs. I want to hear her sing Part of Your World

I had actually been wondering why they hadn't done the Little Mermaid yet...

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 05, 2019, 02:44:34 PM
The AA Tv ad featuring Red Dwarf.

Awesome ;)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: katrine2309 on July 05, 2019, 03:24:54 PM
I was brushing one of the cats on the kitchenfloor and said to him that I soon will have a fourth cat, with all the fur coming loose from him. He answered by getting up and walking to the bodyscale and sit on it so I asked if he thought he had lost some weight will all the fur coming off and went to see but then he walked off of it, not letting me see. I couldn't help but laugh, it was such a human thing to do.

(I can't really answer why we have a body scale on the kitchenfloor, it's where it ended up somehow.)

This. This made me smile :) I talk to my dog too, all the time. I think people talking to animals like they understand us are awesome (because who knows - maybe they do!),
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 05, 2019, 04:20:15 PM
Got a reply from the creators of Lottie dolls (same height as 90s Stacie), they going to make some outfits for the dolls with the ideas I gave them, I’ve got more ideas for them.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on July 06, 2019, 03:22:51 AM
I just bought Gangs of New York on DVD :happy:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on July 06, 2019, 07:16:33 AM
Listening to a group called Nova Era on my way to work this morning.  They take classical music and "pop" it up.  When I saw them perform at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) they were dressed in 17th Century FOP costumes.  It was highly entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Mv6Q9_RYU

That was really good, I love the concept. Too bad they're not on any streamingsites, I would start to listen in a heartbeat.


I was brushing one of the cats on the kitchenfloor and said to him that I soon will have a fourth cat, with all the fur coming loose from him. He answered by getting up and walking to the bodyscale and sit on it so I asked if he thought he had lost some weight will all the fur coming off and went to see but then he walked off of it, not letting me see. I couldn't help but laugh, it was such a human thing to do.

(I can't really answer why we have a body scale on the kitchenfloor, it's where it ended up somehow.)

This. This made me smile :) I talk to my dog too, all the time. I think people talking to animals like they understand us are awesome (because who knows - maybe they do!),

Awww.. I talk to my cats all the time. Two of them always answers back so we have fullblown conversations :lol:.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 08, 2019, 03:14:18 PM
Listening to a group called Nova Era on my way to work this morning.  They take classical music and "pop" it up.  When I saw them perform at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) they were dressed in 17th Century FOP costumes.  It was highly entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Mv6Q9_RYU

That was really good, I love the concept. Too bad they're not on any streamingsites, I would start to listen in a heartbeat.


If you go to their website https://www.novaeramusic.com/ you can order a USB with all their music on it for $25 + shipping.  I don't know how much that translates into in your currency but there was nothing on their store site saying that they don't ship worldwide.  You could always message them through their "Contact Us" link and ask, though.  It looks like they take PayPal.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 08, 2019, 05:23:04 PM
Messing around with jewellery makes me happy. I sorted my earrings, it's so nice to have them organised and to find earrings I completely forgot about. ^.^

Also, I've been eating A LOT of garbage lately, for two months or so, and I didn't gain any weight! :blink: I really thought I messed up, turns out I didn't. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on July 09, 2019, 06:39:35 AM
Listening to a group called Nova Era on my way to work this morning.  They take classical music and "pop" it up.  When I saw them perform at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) they were dressed in 17th Century FOP costumes.  It was highly entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Mv6Q9_RYU

That was really good, I love the concept. Too bad they're not on any streamingsites, I would start to listen in a heartbeat.


If you go to their website https://www.novaeramusic.com/ you can order a USB with all their music on it for $25 + shipping.  I don't know how much that translates into in your currency but there was nothing on their store site saying that they don't ship worldwide.  You could always message them through their "Contact Us" link and ask, though.  It looks like they take PayPal.

Cool, thanks! It's a pretty decent price, almost what a double CD cost back in the days. It's also below any customs fee, I just need to pay the taxes for it. I'll see if I can get it next month :).


Smile of the day, my kitten (or teenager) has a very highpitched meow, you barely even hear it, you just see her open her mouth. Sometimes it's lower and what my ears catch reminds me of a babybird. It is so adorable. So I have three cats; one who sound like a pidgeon, one who sound like babybirds and who sounds like a toddler crying. Waking up in the morning and meating that when I get out of the bedroom just makes my smile go from ear to ear.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2019, 06:01:33 PM
Little girl on the bus.

I am usually annoyed by kids being noisy on buses. But this little mite was doing her level best to serenade the top deck of the bus with an array of musical hits - mostly comprising of "doe a deer" from the Sound of Music and then, randomly, "Money Money Money" from Mama Mia/Abba which from a kid of about 3 or 4 is quite amusing to be honest.

But for such a small kid she did a really great job. She held the tune really well. And also she and her mother were not speaking to each other in English, but she had all the English words down pat.

That's a talented kid.

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 13, 2019, 03:23:13 AM
I had to have blood drawn today and while I was waiting for my turn there was a 5 year girl that was telling someone about her new baby sister. She said "My baby sister's 3 months old and she is a chunky monkey"  I guess she heard of chunky monkey from the Ben and Jerry's ice cream?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Sweet_Stuff on July 15, 2019, 06:41:58 AM
Sharing random vintage MLP factoids / knowledge with my boyfriend.... Sharing another day with my old feline..she has early stages of kidney disease. :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on July 17, 2019, 08:36:34 PM
One of my friends/neighbours/ex-coworkers asked if I could water her plants while she's off on holliday and I said yes because I've done it before and it's not a gruesome task, it's quite enjoyable to go over there and look at her plants. She came sunday evening and dropped off her keys, keeping a good poker face I must say.. because this evening I got to her apartment and on her dining table were two potted plants and a note that said they were for me :shocked:. She wrote that she had planted one of them for me early this spring and she had made research to make sure they weren't poisonous for cats.. I am not used to people doing this for me, rather the opposite. I am so often forgotten and overlooked that I broke down in tears.. I'm still smiling. Such a sweet thing :heart:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2019, 04:25:15 PM
Recently I have been catching up with a lot of people :D

This weekend a former flatmate of mine from my MA time is coming to London from the US (sadly without her cat, who is a gorgeous bundle of fluff and I keep threatening to steal him) for a summer course and we're hopefully going to hang out for the first time in years. Unfortunately my other close friend from that time is stuck in Mumbai working but I have this feeling we're going to harass her via the internet anyway.

My US friend is also hoping to come to the UK again to do a PhD soon. I won't be in London when she is, unfortunately, but when I told her that, she said, "it's just a train away though, right? Rather than a plane?" Which is true...? xD.

I also found out that although I won't graduate this year (because my university only has one ceremony each year, in July, and the deadline is stupidly early for PhD students to be eligible), it seems possible that my good friend whose research interests and mine overlap is pretty much in the same position. I thought she'd probably make this year's ceremony but there's an issue that's delayed her. While that sucks, she's got it sorted now, and it means there's a good likelihood we might graduate together next year. I hope so - it will be fun as she's not in London now and I miss her :(


Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 23, 2019, 03:17:01 PM
This horse! I have never seen such a beautiful horse before. With the golden evening light and the trees and everything, it truly was like a touch of heaven. :D

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One of my friends/neighbours/ex-coworkers asked if I could water her plants while she's off on holliday and I said yes because I've done it before and it's not a gruesome task, it's quite enjoyable to go over there and look at her plants. She came sunday evening and dropped off her keys, keeping a good poker face I must say.. because this evening I got to her apartment and on her dining table were two potted plants and a note that said they were for me :shocked:. She wrote that she had planted one of them for me early this spring and she had made research to make sure they weren't poisonous for cats.. I am not used to people doing this for me, rather the opposite. I am so often forgotten and overlooked that I broke down in tears.. I'm still smiling. Such a sweet thing :heart:

How incredibly sweet! Your post made me smile too. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: EnaRocketQueen on July 23, 2019, 03:43:22 PM
Thursday is going to be 36 degrees here!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 23, 2019, 07:39:25 PM
Thursday is going to be 36 degrees here!

...That made you smile?! You are way tougher than me. O.o. I'm going to melt ><

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: EnaRocketQueen on July 24, 2019, 12:02:42 PM
Thursday is going to be 36 degrees here!

...That made you smile?! You are way tougher than me. O.o. I'm going to melt ><

Haha, I love it! I hear they're getting 40 degrees in Europe
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 24, 2019, 02:20:16 PM
Thursday is going to be 36 degrees here!

...That made you smile?! You are way tougher than me. O.o. I'm going to melt ><

Haha, I love it! I hear they're getting 40 degrees in Europe

Forecast for my area is now saying 38.

O.O.

Save me.

On a smile aspect...finally managed to send my Indian friend's birthday present off today :D It's late, but hey, that's kind of how we roll (she sent mine in May I think? I'm a Feb baby. She's a June baby. It's July xD). Better late than never, right??

Also, my American friend is in town :D Although it's far too hot for either of us to want to do anything right now -.-
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 24, 2019, 05:05:58 PM
Haha, I love it! I hear they're getting 40 degrees in Europe

That would be us, tomorrow... :crazy:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Sweet_Stuff on July 26, 2019, 03:27:20 PM
This wonderful weather!!
It was just in time for my birthday, which was yesterday. Even though I missed my furbaby terribly, it was the best one yet. Had a great day with my mom, and my bf cooked me a wonderful steak dinner.  :bateyes: :heart: :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2019, 08:17:49 PM
Happy birthday for yesterday!

Weather cooler today.

Got my phd formally signed in.

And finally got to hang out with my former flatmate. We also videochatted with our other friend who is working in Mumbai.

So tired now, as last night was so hot it was hard to sleep,  and the trains are a mess... but worth it anyway.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 28, 2019, 08:32:31 PM
Today is the first normal day after the heatwave. :D :frolic: I'm enjoying this so much! The curtains are open, we are drinking coffee on the couch, we can eat normal food, we are wearing normal clothes, there's no noisy fan on the table, no excessive showering, no feeling of crisis... YES!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on July 29, 2019, 07:05:31 AM
Today is the first normal day after the heatwave. :D :frolic: I'm enjoying this so much! The curtains are open, we are drinking coffee on the couch, we can eat normal food, we are wearing normal clothes, there's no noisy fan on the table, no excessive showering, no feeling of crisis... YES!

Same. I got home from work yesterday and could enjoy a hot cup of tea! Marvelous!


Today marks the first day of the last week as acting store manager. After working fulltime, including four weekends, and being responsible for everything I am soo looking forward to go down in hours and have someone else make all the decisions. I want to be off work when I'm off work and not glued to the phone if something happens. Next Sunday I'm gonna celebrate with a yummy but expensive ice cream.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 29, 2019, 02:54:24 PM
Watching very funny moments on Family Feud on YouTube.

The question was something about a robber coming into the house wouldn’t want to see and this bloke said
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Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Sweet_Stuff on July 29, 2019, 06:24:50 PM
Happy birthday for yesterday!

Weather cooler today.

Got my phd formally signed in.

And finally got to hang out with my former flatmate. We also videochatted with our other friend who is working in Mumbai.

So tired now, as last night was so hot it was hard to sleep,  and the trains are a mess... but worth it anyway.

Thank you, Taffeta!  ^.^
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 31, 2019, 12:08:50 AM
I’ve been trying to learn French but have stopped using my language learning app for quite a while. I was afraid that I would lose what I learned but today I was walking by a store at the mall and there was a shirt with a French phrase on it. I was able to translate the words on the shirt without really thinking about. :)

Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on August 02, 2019, 09:44:05 PM
Championship is back. 3-3 on the first fixture. Good stuff.

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: tikibirds on August 03, 2019, 08:31:16 AM
Less than a month and my contract in Yinchuan, China is OVER!!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 03, 2019, 09:15:11 PM
Adorable, fluffy duck chicks. I didn't think it was season for baby duckies to be around but there they were in the yard this morning.
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Post by: pawpatrolbab on August 04, 2019, 12:33:37 AM
Recently I've been upset with watching slime videos, despite never owning slime. Today I got my very first slime from a toy store for $2 and it came with a little horsie!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 04, 2019, 09:25:22 AM
Finding a G3 pony at random at the market in Oxford yesterday when visiting my sister. She always says Oxford has no ponies (and their JL is dismal, seriously, in the toy section) but we randomly walked through the market and someone was selling a tub of G3 and G4 ponies.

I got Star Flight. I think that's her name? The pink one with the clappy wings. We were joking about using her as a wasp swat as there were so many wasps in Oxford yesterday. I already had the white one (twice -.-) so I wasn't going to leave the pink one behind! She needs a light clean and a groom but she's in good condition.

The city was busy but hanging with my sister is always fun :) and there was ice cream too (her treat) xD.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on August 04, 2019, 04:46:00 PM
The beautiful picture of Dolores O'Riordan I framed and put up. :hope:
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on August 06, 2019, 07:51:30 PM
I got a Heroclix figure in the mail for a steal price, my collection of Bombshell Batwoman is growing!
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Post by: Sora on August 06, 2019, 09:12:17 PM
FINALLY got the new Lion King soundtrack. No matter what anyone says about the new movie, the music is incredible as always.
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Post by: cutegladgirl on August 08, 2019, 04:38:59 AM
Opening bday gifts 2 days early.  Wahahaha! 😁😂🤣
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Post by: Beldarna on August 08, 2019, 07:39:44 AM
My kitten who's not so small anymore has woken me up three mornings in a row around 5 am for cuddles. I can't be mad at her even though it is a tiny bit annoying to be woken up that early but with all the kisses she gives on my face and ears I can live with it. When she's had enough she simply falls a sleep on my chest and I can go back to sleep as well.
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Post by: Sweet_Stuff on August 08, 2019, 10:27:08 PM
My bf and I discussing NFL / Fantasy Football. I have been itching to play again since last October. I haven't played in 10 years..  :lol: :biggrin: ^.^
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Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2019, 10:39:19 PM
Getting to hang out with my friend again before she flies home to DC on Saturday morning. Been so much fun to see her. Hopefully it won't be so long till the next time :D
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on August 10, 2019, 12:51:22 AM
This lemon and herb basa fillet is soooo goooood  :yummy:
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Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2019, 10:48:36 AM
I made my first job application today using the title "Dr" :)

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Post by: glitterball on August 14, 2019, 10:15:00 PM
I made my first job application today using the title "Dr" :)

 :frolic: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :nerdy:
Congrats!!!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2019, 10:25:47 PM
I made my first job application today using the title "Dr" :)

 :frolic: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :nerdy:
Congrats!!!!!

Just have to get a job thing to match it now...
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Post by: Beldarna on August 16, 2019, 06:40:21 AM
I made my first job application today using the title "Dr" :)

Congratulations!  :yippee: :party:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on August 16, 2019, 12:37:31 PM
I made my first job application today using the title "Dr" :)



Wow awesome!!! :D :iconclap:
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Post by: Taffeta on August 17, 2019, 07:02:52 PM
Thank you everyone :D
Unfortunately my academic field is super competitive and specific and we're about to Brexit, so it may be a while before I get anywhere in the job market that's what I'm looking for.

But I am determined to fight on :) It's all an adventure, right?

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Post by: SpacePinto on August 18, 2019, 03:05:48 AM
we're about to Brexit
I thought it already happened? :what:
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Post by: Beldarna on August 18, 2019, 06:58:59 AM
Today is me and Johns first weddinganniversary  ^.^. Already married a year!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 18, 2019, 10:34:52 AM
we're about to Brexit
I thought it already happened? :what:

It's an ongoing eternal hell which began 3 years ago with the vote and is stilll...not over.

Ask me again in November. Maybe I'll know the answer. Or not.

...Going back to good stuff.

I don't buy MH very much now as I'm not a completionist with this line and so I had most of the dolls I wanted and those I didn't are out of my price bracket. I'm actually going to sort and downsize again so I have a perfect collection of favourites that I can store effectively when I go home, so I've really not been buying dolls at all for some time now.

But today at the carboot sale there was a box of dolls including many MH and EAH. And in that box were Gloom & Bloom Cleo and Catrine, two of the dolls I was still looking for if by some fluke they showed up. They were £2.50 each and both have most of their accessories as far as I can see. Quite happy with that as I had basically given up on finding Cleo in the UK and her ebay prices are stupid.

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Post by: lordalexander74 on August 19, 2019, 04:31:32 AM
Hugging a plush. Rearranging my couch to fit the ~8ish plushies I got at Bronycon.
Listening to the latest Touhou ost
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Post by: EnaRocketQueen on August 19, 2019, 12:54:22 PM
I found the last two I needed for my Beanie Boo owl collection. So now I have them all!
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Post by: glitterball on August 23, 2019, 06:42:32 PM
Feelin' excited....

After a tough spring/summer and abandoning finding a house that we want to buy, one came up locally that seemed to tick a lot of our boxes - so I went for a viewing today!  :biggrin:

Structurally it appears OK (just viewing, didn't smell any damp), just needs the usual cosmetics (new laminate wood flooring downstairs, carpets upstairs) and a neutral paint job (some very funky turquoise going on in one room, a pretty colour but too dark).

Owners have lived there for 30 years and have kept it well, but, being of an older generation, their tastes are different to mine, hehe!

Oh - no downstairs toilet - gotta plan getting one installed. Kitchen is pleasant but design-wise not to my taste, bathrooms, again, may be 10 years old and perfectly adequate but would need a refit to bring it up to date - all depends on money etc.

Oh, look at me - already planning what needs doing, my husband hasn't even seen it yet.

Maybe we have the buying-bug again  :lol:

School starts in 2 weeks, once my kid is settled there I can get on with seeing what we can do!

Who knows - could we be putting our house on the market + buying a new one before the end of 2019? Not gonna rush things, we'll see what happens...  :P
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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on August 25, 2019, 09:40:35 PM
I went for a walk by the harbour in La Rochelle today and ate Moules Mariniere at a bistro. I smiled about half way down the second glass of wine.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 25, 2019, 10:15:26 PM
Watched a YouTube video This is Halloween Google Translates

And it cracked me up

Best moment

Arizona! Arizona!

All the cookies all the cookies

And the ending where Jack sad Curse you Paul McCartney
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Post by: poniesthatsparkle on August 26, 2019, 10:49:59 PM
The family cat had to be taken to the vet today to check out an injury. During the exam it was discovered that she is actually a HE. We went from silently worrying to laughing out heads off  :snicker: We've had this cat for years and it took three vet exams to realize this.
And as a bonus he is going to be completely fine!
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Post by: Beldarna on August 27, 2019, 07:14:08 AM
I wrote a comment on my favorite bands instagram and they liked it AND wrote an answer to me. I didn't think a thing like that would mean so much but I am litterarly floating high up in the air of happiness right now.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 27, 2019, 07:48:06 AM
Someone on DeviantArt has asked for an art request. I don’t have the confidence to charge for my work yet, and I probably won’t for some time yet. But the idea that someone out there thought my work was good enough to ask for me to make more is a wonderful idea indeed. Gives me the warm fuzzies! And they even sent me links to the assets I’d need to make the pictures! More warm fuzzies! And I’m still riding off last weeks dnd session adrenaline high!
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Post by: SpacePinto on September 03, 2019, 05:55:27 AM
I like it when temperature suddenly drops in September and you can make yourself a hot tea late in the evening and stand with it by an open window and inhale the cold, rainy air outside.
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Post by: Beldarna on September 03, 2019, 06:22:05 AM
I like it when temperature suddenly drops in September and you can make yourself a hot tea late in the evening and stand with it by an open window and inhale the cold, rainy air outside.

That is some very nice moments, I agree! :)


The nurse I talked to at the health care center friday remembered me! and called me and left a message on my voicemail to let me know I had gotten an appointment in just a few weeks. This weeklong circus is finally at an end! I mean, it is weird that this makes me smile, but I've been overlooked and forgotten so often so this seems like a miracle.
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Post by: glitterball on September 03, 2019, 01:23:22 PM
School begins tomorrow, my kid's stuff is all ready: new uniform, PE kit, book bag, new lunch box, new shoes, all labelled.

I recall that when I was little, my parents were always in a mad panic the night before, I must say that there were not very organised when it came to preparing my school stuff!

Feeling satisfied that all is ready to rock'n'roll, which obviously means that I must have forgotten something!  :shocked:  :lol:
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Post by: glitterball on September 05, 2019, 09:23:38 PM
During my trip to London today, I bought this:

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It's so creepy, I had to get it!
£5 from Flying Tiger, doll head vase / plant pot.  :shocked: :lol: :P
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Post by: Ponyfan on September 11, 2019, 06:10:25 PM
I went to Burger King and happened to be wearing my Ponies Forever T-shirt  The general manager gave me an MLP Burger King toy just because I was wearing my pony shirt. :D


Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on September 11, 2019, 06:14:49 PM
I went to Burger King and happened to be wearing my Ponies Forever T-shirt  The general manager gave me an MLP Burger King toy just because I was wearing my pony shirt. :D


Ponyfan

Yay for nice people :D

I saw someone in town yesterday wearing a pony shirt with Windy on it. They were in the toy store, too...
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 15, 2019, 04:56:29 PM
Delicious potato wedges! Mmmmm.
...
So that's how easily pleased I am, anyway. :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on September 15, 2019, 05:03:47 PM
Delicious potato wedges! Mmmmm.

Share! XD

Trip to the toy fair this morning. Found a couple of G3 I didn't have, including Guava Lava who I have seen there before but in bad shape - this one was nice.

Trains behaved themselves.

Nice enough to walk part way home.

Cake at home.

A good sunday.
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Post by: SpacePinto on September 21, 2019, 01:26:29 AM
I bought a French press and it is awesome, finally I will be able to drink non-instant coffee
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Post by: Beldarna on September 21, 2019, 07:30:56 AM
Who knew repairing phones could be so much fun? Who knew the customer base would be so large we would have to turn people down? Yesterday we took our budget for the first time in months! It feels like crafting during workhours and I get to sit down! I've been repairing screens and changed batteries all week and nothing has exploded yet! :yippee:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 21, 2019, 01:37:48 PM
Delicious potato wedges! Mmmmm.

Share! XD


I guess I'd better heat up the oven and do some more then! :lol:

What made me smile today was an exhibition at the Silk Museum; it was a mixture of work by Charles Tunnicliffe and crafts made by local artists - so many beautiful things to see! The museum itself is a lovely old building as well. There's a really ornate stairwell in the entrance; marble pillars, wrought iron balustrades, the whole nine yards, all with glorious sunshine coming through some striking arch windows. It's a really nice place to unwind for a bit. :heart:
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Post by: Thimble on September 22, 2019, 04:08:51 AM
Mexican FOOOOOOD! I found out about a Mexican culture event in Tokyo and by gosh I am determined to get some food. I haven't had mexican since last christmas! Whee, eats!
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Post by: Taffeta on September 22, 2019, 07:59:14 PM
All the butterflies this past week!!
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Post by: Beldarna on September 24, 2019, 08:08:01 AM
We're getting our new bed today! :joy: And it looks like our old one is getting away from here today as well. People are almost fighting over it over at Marketplace. :freak:

Also, Flickr gave me my account back despite me not being able to provide all the things they wanted. I am happy!  :green:
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Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2019, 11:58:18 AM
Three things.

One - I put in an academic application and screwed up, was alerted by one of my references, thanks to his advice I was able to rectify the screw up. Yay!

Two - I get to spend some days in London this week. Yay!

Three - our courts kicking political rear as ever. Yay!

And there's a fourth, I hope - a new episode of DnA which may or may not (but hopefully!) have a scene in I really love from the manga. And though the quality of DnA's animation is not brilliant this season, I still want to hear the voice artists perform it. Because when I read it originally I laughed out loud. <3 Miyuki trolling.

Given all that, I don't even mind that it's tipping it down with rain.
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Post by: EnaRocketQueen on September 25, 2019, 09:47:16 AM
I was searching on AliExpress for new Beanie Boo owls and came across one that I hadn't seen before. Sometimes the factories put "oddity" designs up for sale on there that aren't official releases, and I have three or four of them in my collection.
I bought the new one straight away, and went back to check the listing for more photographs and I couldn't find it. I messaged the seller about it and they said it was a one of a kind, and they'd only made one of that design. And I'd bought it! I might have an owl for my collection that no one else in the world has!
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Post by: Ponyfan on September 26, 2019, 10:13:11 PM
This is actually yesterday’s smile but I ordered a couple of things from Amazon and since I don’t have prime the original delivery estimate was for next week. However I got an email that my items will be here sooner. :D

Ponyfan
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on September 27, 2019, 02:40:04 PM
I watered most of my plants over the past two days (everyone but the orchids gets watered Wednesdays, Thursdays the orchids are watered, but I didn't have enough room-temperature filtered water so some had to wait until today) and I posted up-to-date photos to a plants forum. I'm told that a few are really healthy, which is fantastic!  :hearts:
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Post by: SpacePinto on September 28, 2019, 08:05:09 PM
It looks like I'm finally on a good way to fix my messed-up sleep schedule!
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Post by: Beldarna on September 30, 2019, 06:58:54 AM
It's Monday! I love mondays! Today is my day off! Also, we're going to our favorite chinese restaurant for dinner. That means no cooking!
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Post by: Ponyfan on September 30, 2019, 07:26:12 PM
Finding out that the local mall is getting a Box Lunch store.  :)

Ponyfan
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Post by: NigheanRuadh on October 01, 2019, 01:54:03 AM
Watching a Western Spotted Orb Weaver spin a web in our bedroom.   :D
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Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2019, 08:06:47 PM
Today I finally got back to going through (some) of my notes and went over a section of a text I want to translate into English. And when I read it through in the Japanese I actually found it really easy to understand.

That may not seem like a big deal but this is not modern Japanese, it's mediaeval Japanese, and it's been about a half year or so since I last translated any of that - maybe longer - so it's a relief my brain hasn't gone totally rusty.
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Post by: SpacePinto on October 09, 2019, 02:45:13 AM
I bought a used book on local history cheap and in a good condition at the pawn shop down the street!
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Post by: EnaRocketQueen on October 09, 2019, 11:18:42 AM
I finally got the courage up to dye my hair blonde and I absolutely love the result!
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 09, 2019, 12:10:06 PM
Watching OVA Ciel in Wonderland from Black Butler and omg I was roaring with laughter.
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Post by: Harmonie on October 11, 2019, 08:56:24 PM
It's nice and cool today with a chilly start. That allowed me to wear my favorite coat when I went out, which gives me some shape that I um... don't naturally have enough of.  :blush:

Also, I just love the feeling of natural cool air in the house. It fills me with joy!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 12, 2019, 01:17:10 AM
I got some of my porch decorated for Halloween, have all the candy i need, plush is good to go, I just need to get goodie bags done.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on October 13, 2019, 08:06:14 PM
I've successfully weaned myself off of sugar in my coffee!
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Post by: Pheasant on October 15, 2019, 11:03:13 PM
I've been decluttering my room over the past two years and I'm nearly done! Moving to a smaller room that was nearly 1/3 the size of my old one made me really reconsider what belongings were actually important. I don't have as much space for collections, but at the same time I don't feel weighed down with stuff.
All that's left are a few totes of craft supplies under the bed, and (if I can get out of my creative block) those will be dealt with pretty quickly.


I've successfully weaned myself off of sugar in my coffee!

*high fives* I did that earlier this year - it's tough but worth it. Good for you!


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Post by: EnaRocketQueen on October 16, 2019, 09:12:22 PM
I got my second tattoo booked today, a swan outline which is going to be just under my right collarbone
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on October 16, 2019, 10:51:40 PM
     Today was hiring day at my local togs r us, since Canada is separate from the American ones. We didn’t close. They did interviews and stuff, so now it’s just waiting. They said if I got the job, they’d give me a phone call back. Fingers and hooves crossed!
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Post by: SpacePinto on October 25, 2019, 07:17:59 PM
I bought a coffee dripper!
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 25, 2019, 07:24:17 PM
I got a high C on my Risk midterm! The class average was a 64%, which sucks but it's always nice to know I did pretty well comparitively.
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Post by: AnnaPommes on October 26, 2019, 09:13:07 AM
a close friend just told us she had her baby yesterday evening! - i am so happy her little son is well!
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on October 27, 2019, 11:18:16 PM
One of my orchids has a flower bud!!!  :green:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on October 28, 2019, 04:03:48 AM
I don’t know how, but someone in my dnd group has made a bunch of memes regarding our campaign through “Tomb of Annihilation” and I love them. It was my first ever time playing dnd, and we had so much fun! Surprisingly, my character (a childlike gnome artificer with dwarfism, making her 2 feet 5 inches tall) played by the most inexperienced player didn’t die. Not even once. But we all went to a goblin village with the hopes of getting free exp, but I convinced us to befriend them. And we were fighting giants because they smushed our friend like a grape! And so:
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And I also accidentally made a bomb that was supposed to be a stun/smoke grenade (worked a little too well). And uh...camp vengeance was kinda wiped off the map...whoops!
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Post by: SpacePinto on October 29, 2019, 10:21:36 PM
The temperature finally dropped and it actually feels like autumn again! :frolic: :cold: :happy: It's such a relief to be able to feel the cold air like you're supposed to this time of year...
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Post by: glitterball on October 30, 2019, 08:45:58 PM
Watching hundreds of beautiful jellyfish float gracefully during a visit to the London Aquarium.
Pure water ballet!
 :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Post by: SpacePinto on November 08, 2019, 02:49:28 AM
I was kind of annoyed to learn that they had made yet another Terminator movie, but after reading the synopsis it actually sounds much better than I thought :good:
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Post by: poniesthatsparkle on November 08, 2019, 02:54:55 AM
Got my mom to watch Stranger Things recently. She's four episodes in and she's starting to piece things together now. But she's still extremely confused and watching her reactions has been very entertaining.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on November 08, 2019, 04:42:28 AM
My cats are soooooooooo cute :lovey:  :hearts:
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Post by: AnnaPommes on November 08, 2019, 01:43:23 PM
i will meet with some friends on the weekend and two other friends invited me over for a game night!
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Post by: Beldarna on November 08, 2019, 02:11:15 PM
I was kind of annoyed to learn that they had made yet another Terminator movie, but after reading the synopsis it actually sounds much better than I thought :good:

Unfortunaly it wasn't that good. As a random action movie absolutley, but a Terminator movie? Naahh. It was far better than the crap they've let loose earlier, but with this cast and the producer I had high expectations that unfortunaly fell flat :huh:.


I stood for two hours rolling meatballs with moose meat we got from moms boyfriend, then fried them and served them with boiled potatoes, creamsauce and lingonberry jam, the two last I also made from scratch. And when hubby licks the plate clean, so there's no leftovers for the cats, you know you've done a good job :P. It was the first time I made meatballs from moose and they were delicious. I'm so proud of myself. :biggrin:
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Post by: SpacePinto on November 08, 2019, 03:34:47 PM
It was far better than the crap they've let loose earlier
That's exactly what I meant by "better than I thought" :silly:
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Post by: glitterball on November 08, 2019, 07:18:24 PM
Had a browse in a charity shop, tutting at the expensive pricing of the Barbies (£5 for a ratty-looking doll!) then discovering a bunch of ponies - fakies - but hidden amongst them....


... G1 Parasol!


Woo-hoo, I found a G1 in the wild!  :frolic: :banana:


She is marked in a few places, will post photos after giving her a spa treatment  :cool:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 16, 2019, 10:15:20 PM
We found a perfect Christmas tree, it's so pretty. I just decorated it. :D
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Post by: Taffeta on December 16, 2019, 10:51:24 PM
Birmingham's Christmas Market!

I hope that next year we still get to have those, since a lot of them come from Germany and yeah...now I'm sad.

But Christmas market! Yay!
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Post by: Beldarna on December 17, 2019, 07:48:08 AM
I woke up to snow! I hope we get to keep it this time :).
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Post by: slyons on December 17, 2019, 12:28:18 PM
I woke up to snow!
Funny...I was about to post this same thing in the Trivial Complaints Thread  :lol:
Seeing my hubby grin for once made me smile today
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 17, 2019, 07:06:05 PM
Mmmmm, Snowballs! Very tasty! They look nice in my cocktail glasses as well; I'd been trekking round the charity shops at the weekend and found some really cute glasses with pale pink, purple and blue balloons on them and the light yellow colour provides a lovely background for the design. You can't beat kicking back with something tasty under a nice, warm blanket on a cold night. :D
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Post by: SpacePinto on December 17, 2019, 07:14:50 PM
They installed self-checkout stations at our local supermarket and now shopping is so much easier!
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Post by: Taffeta on December 18, 2019, 12:02:44 AM
They installed self-checkout stations at our local supermarket and now shopping is so much easier!

I wish they would do that in the M&S near my parents' home. Where I lived before that was the norm because of how busy they were, as all the checkouts AND the self service would be busy. Here when it gets busy...it's just mayhem.

I have to choose between catching the bus (since here has hardly any) or buying stuff sometimes.

But I should end this on a happy note.

I have finally managed to get back to reading proper fiction books in English after four years of basically reading nothing but academic texts (half in Japanese). Yay me. :D

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Post by: Harmonie on December 18, 2019, 03:20:27 AM
Our local professional bassoon players set up a Christmas bassoon ensemble mall performance open to all bassoon players in the area every year and the performance was this evening. I haven't been able to be active in any ensembles lately unfortunately, so getting to do this was very nice for me.
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Post by: Beldarna on December 18, 2019, 08:59:20 AM
I woke up to snow!
Funny...I was about to post this same thing in the Trivial Complaints Thread  :lol:
Seeing my hubby grin for once made me smile today

LOL :lol:

They installed self-checkout stations at our local supermarket and now shopping is so much easier!

I wish they would do that in the M&S near my parents' home. Where I lived before that was the norm because of how busy they were, as all the checkouts AND the self service would be busy. Here when it gets busy...it's just mayhem.

I have to choose between catching the bus (since here has hardly any) or buying stuff sometimes.

But I should end this on a happy note.

I have finally managed to get back to reading proper fiction books in English after four years of basically reading nothing but academic texts (half in Japanese). Yay me. :D

That was the best thing about leaving university, being able to read fiction books! Congrats! :thumb:




I've made the final payment of my student loan and is now 100% dept free :joy:.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 18, 2019, 02:16:31 PM
So as I mentioned before, my supermarket has this special offer where you get tiny little houses with each €15 spent on groceries, so you can build your own winter village (it's really adorable, almost every building features a familiar brand name, I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff!). I collect them, but it's a very expensive "hobby" because they are blind bags.

Anyway, today they had a swap meet at the supermarket where you can trade your doubles, but I'm too chicken to attend stuff like that. So my husband volunteered to go for me! I think it's super sweet of him, and he got me some of my most wanted houses. :D :heart: Now it's almost complete!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 18, 2019, 07:37:24 PM
*deep breath* Pony maaaaiiiil! :frolic: (Pictures under a spoiler for my fellow folks afflicted with painfully slow computers)

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I also got a lovely surprise at work today, a tin of shortbread biscuits and an adorable Christmas card! :D
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Post by: SpacePinto on December 19, 2019, 04:54:56 PM
I was worried I would have to pre-wrap the christmas present (a two-volume book set) in wrapping foil before putting the actual wrapping paper around it so that it wouldn't move around loose in there and potentially damage the paper, but it turns out it already came wrapped by the seller so all I have left now is the regular present wrapping :biggrin:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 19, 2019, 05:08:31 PM
Watching my co-worker's reaction to the new Pokemon Go Buddy feature.   :lol:
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Post by: AnnaPommes on December 19, 2019, 06:33:46 PM
yesterday, i unpacked the advent calendar from a friend and thought: "oh, nice! tea!" i did put it in a tea thingy, it smelled nice!
Hot water waiting,.. taking a sip and
UGHHRR- WHY SALT?!?

turns out, it was a spice mix and i was too sleepy to read! XD
the taste lasted long in my mouth but i would not recommend. haha!
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Post by: Taffeta on December 26, 2019, 08:56:20 PM
My sister and I are both home for Christmas but her partner is stopping with his family and today he took their presents to his niece and nephew. Which included for the (now 3 year old) niece (who loves pink and unicorns), Pinwheel.

Cue a happy three year old hugging a box.

Edit to the above - sister skyped her boyfriend and in the background the little girl was playing with her 'ponies' (someone also bought her fakies) and so was her brother...who made Pinwheel a 'fighting pony'.

And another generation is corrupted.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 27, 2019, 01:26:30 PM
The love Floor Jansen finally gets in this country. :D She has been part of a TV show this year, and suddenly people are discovering Nightwish and Floor's other music. For the first time ever there are two Nightwish songs in the big annual Top 2000 (Ghost Love Score (live) and Élan), plus Floor's version of The Phantom Of The Opera, live with Henk Poort. And the best part? People are going crazy over it! So many loving comments, from long time fans and new fans! Better late than never, huh? :D

We stayed up until 04:30 to hear Ghost Love Score last night (the Top 2000 is a 24-7 thing), magical!  :hearts:
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Post by: Beldarna on December 28, 2019, 06:21:44 AM
The love Floor Jansen finally gets in this country. :D She has been part of a TV show this year, and suddenly people are discovering Nightwish and Floor's other music. For the first time ever there are two Nightwish songs in the big annual Top 2000 (Ghost Love Score (live) and Élan), plus Floor's version of The Phantom Of The Opera, live with Henk Poort. And the best part? People are going crazy over it! So many loving comments, from long time fans and new fans! Better late than never, huh? :D

We stayed up until 04:30 to hear Ghost Love Score last night (the Top 2000 is a 24-7 thing), magical!  :hearts:

I think it's pretty fantastic :). There is a lovley girl on youtube who translated Beste Zangers so we outside of Netherlands could follow it and she also translated talkshows and interviews afterwards and it's amazing to follow Floors success. I loved especially how reporters are question how she feel to have sold out the big arenas and ask how it's gonna feel to sing infront of 17 000 people and she's like.. well.. "That's what I usually do" :lol:. They have no idea how big she is in the world of metal.


With christmas in the middle of the week, my sense of times and days are a little off. Like waking up an realise that it is Saturday today and NOT wednesday! Happy day! :biggrin:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 28, 2019, 05:11:23 PM
I think it's pretty fantastic :). There is a lovley girl on youtube who translated Beste Zangers so we outside of Netherlands could follow it and she also translated talkshows and interviews afterwards and it's amazing to follow Floors success. I loved especially how reporters are question how she feel to have sold out the big arenas and ask how it's gonna feel to sing infront of 17 000 people and she's like.. well.. "That's what I usually do" :lol:. They have no idea how big she is in the world of metal.

They are completely oblivious to it here, haha! It's almost cute to watch it. Almost. :P Floor is fantastic in Nightwish. We were there for her first gig with them here in The Netherlands in 2015, and it was amazing. You could see it was a very big deal for her, it was very touching. And how awesome that someone took the time to translate all those things for non-Dutch speakers! :D
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Post by: SpacePinto on December 30, 2019, 12:17:58 AM
I finally bought some coffee beans to try out my new grinder, at first I ground it too finely and ended up with that thick solid gunk on the bottom of the filter and it took forever to drip through, then the next time it was a little too coarse (I should have used it with my french press) but now I figured out how to make it just right :D
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Post by: Beldarna on December 31, 2019, 05:53:45 AM
I found out I'm gonna be an aunt! :D
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on January 08, 2020, 08:36:20 PM
I have a new picture of me and my parents together. :D

It's quite rare these days to get them together at the same place at the same time, but today they were both here for my birthday. The last picture of the three of us was taken about thirty years ago, so it was about time. :P
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on January 09, 2020, 09:55:22 AM
Seller accepted my low offer for an opened 2-pack of Funko figures where one has a broken-off tail ...

... But it means I am getting Metallic Daenerys!!  :green:
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Post by: tikibirds on January 10, 2020, 04:53:48 AM
Last day of teaching kindergarten..hopefully forever!
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Post by: Beldarna on January 15, 2020, 06:29:42 PM
Me and hubby were taking photos for my instagram and when I looked in one of my G3 purses I found a couple of treasures I thought I lost, including Hollywoods ribbon!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on January 17, 2020, 02:25:09 AM
It turns out my cable TV receiver has both USA and TNT so I can watch all the wrestling :) I'm not sure what channel Impact is on so I don't know if I can see that one, but I can finally get back into WWE and AEW.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on January 18, 2020, 02:04:52 AM
I’ve gotten a job as a lunch supervisor at the elementary school I went to years ago. It’s been a month, and I really like it! The kids have actually given me drawings/crafts they’ve made during indoor recess (it’s been -30 on average this week here. One even made a small baby today origami things for me. It just makes me so happy to know they like me.
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Post by: SpacePinto on January 18, 2020, 02:37:50 AM
While checking online auctions I found an old Tom & Jerry comic book from the early 1990s that we used to have as kids, of course I bought it and it just arrived yesterday, I can't wait to have a trip down the memory lane with it!
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Post by: glitterball on January 23, 2020, 05:26:14 PM
I have a love for certain perfumes and colognes, unfortunately they are rather expensive.

Last year I discovered a new scent, Mojave Ghost by Byredo - a visit to Liberty in London allowed me to sniff other scents in this range. But - the price! Arrrgh!! Over £150 for a 100ml bottle  :shakefist:

Anyway, I was lucky enough to buy a small scented hair-mist spray off of fleabay (it was a Liberty freebie given to customers who made a Byredo purchase) so at least I can indulge in wearing the scent without breaking the bank!

Ah, small victories!  ;)

BTW it smells of violets - not my usual go-to scent, but it was so different, clean, cosy and captivated me!!
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Post by: LivioKelem on January 23, 2020, 09:16:12 PM
Today I check new Dead by Daylight archives - there is no one interesting item for me. And I happy, really.
I must so much learning now and I don't have time for a games. But now I don't lose something!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 24, 2020, 06:34:29 PM
Getting home from work, making a cup of tea, finally being able to take the support bandage off my leg and scratch that itch that's been buzzing around the back of my knee all day! Ah, bliss. Turns out the simplest pleasures in life are the most satisfying ones... or maybe I'm just a bit too easily pleased. :biggrin:
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on January 24, 2020, 07:10:49 PM
Finally ordering a poster I've wanted for over a year! (https://www.berlindeluxe-shop.de/epages/63128107.sf/sec03ee7646bd/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63128107/Products/%22JHB%20Poster%5B1%5D%22). I just need to measure it and get a frame once it arrives and hang it over my desk
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Post by: Einhornbaby on January 24, 2020, 08:30:06 PM
Somebody just told me that Im a really pleasant person <3 Havnt heard anything that nice in ages! Made me smile and glow from the inside <3
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Post by: glitterball on January 25, 2020, 05:18:06 PM
A few things made me smile -
firstly, I started watching what I ate in the new year, this morning one of my mini weight-loss goals was achieved - yay!  :cool:

Took my kid to dance school and left her to it whilst I went shopping, chatted to a couple of old ladies who seemed to enjoy the interaction.  :)

Found some mini cake-tins for sale and bought 4, enough to make 4 little cakes from a 2-egg mix + have enough cake mix left over for my kid to lick the bowl!  :lol:
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Post by: poniesthatsparkle on January 26, 2020, 05:00:16 PM
I'm finally starting to set up the 20 gallon aquarium that's been empty since June. The water's been cycling for a while but I'm finally getting around to actually putting in gravel and plants. I'm really looking forward to seeing my tank be full of life again!
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Post by: Beldarna on January 27, 2020, 09:06:43 AM
Somehow, having an infection and soar throat is an excellent dieting plan.. I've lost 4 kg in a week as I can't eat solid food.. wowseee!
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Post by: LivioKelem on January 27, 2020, 01:04:54 PM
I hate that ice on all roads, but beautiful snow and sun makes me happy today. So much days we have grey sky and melancholic feels with it, but today it is chenged.
And now I am Sweet Kisses Pony!  :cool:
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Post by: BlackCurtains on January 27, 2020, 01:23:37 PM
My cat woke me up by gently pawing at my face and purring 😊 💗
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Post by: Taffeta on January 27, 2020, 07:07:32 PM
Spending last week back down in London (and returning to the midlands reminds me so much of why I want to be back in London a lot more!)

Not that I have anything against the midlands, but there's literally no transport here to anything or anywhere useful, and I can't drive so that's a problem.


And Shrewsbury in the FA Cup - having worked in that town I know how much they love their club there, and I was happy to see them get their replay against the odds.

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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 27, 2020, 08:08:20 PM
I'm not normally a fan of wise axioms but there was something I encountered in a book I'd been reading that really resonated with me; with the language cleaned up and the repetitive delivery condensed, it amounted to "How many once-in-a-lifetime events have you missed because they weren't amazing moments, they were just ordinary moments? Every moment is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss your life." It's something that feels as if it should be obvious, but it's easy to forget it in the shuffle of everyday life and I was glad of the reminder.
On a less spiritual note, I also tried a ruby beer and it was really nice. :lol:
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Post by: tikibirds on January 28, 2020, 09:02:55 AM
The supermarket was open and everything was fairly normal inside. However I had to go through a  temperature check station before they would let me into the building. 
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Post by: Beldarna on January 29, 2020, 07:00:59 AM
The supermarket was open and everything was fairly normal inside. However I had to go through a  temperature check station before they would let me into the building. 

Oh, my goodness! The talk about the virus is making me itch! We haven't had a case here yet. Stay safe!
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Post by: tikibirds on January 31, 2020, 03:59:17 PM
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    The supermarket was open and everything was fairly normal inside. However I had to go through a  temperature check station before they would let me into the building.


Oh, my goodness! The talk about the virus is making me itch! We haven't had a case here yet. Stay safe!

I hope to leave before they decide to shut down all the airports. I would of bolted already but I sent the application in the renew my residency two weeks ago along with my passport. With the holiday, that office has been closed all week. >.<
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 01, 2020, 04:20:20 PM
I had a nice trip out into town today while the sun was out, had a chat with a lovely woman in Holland & Barrett and finally managed to get some sage and lemon myrtle tea! I also found a bundle of fabulous books in the charity shop; I got a collection of Oscar Wilde's short stories with some really beautiful woodcut illustrations, the Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature and a collection of Shakespeare's romances. When I got home, my dad phoned me, we had a good talk and he's coming round for lunch tomorrow. The only downside is that I'll have to get out of bed at a reasonable time. XD
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Post by: Beldarna on February 02, 2020, 06:08:06 AM
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Quote from: tikibirds on January 28, 2020, 05:02:55 AM

    The supermarket was open and everything was fairly normal inside. However I had to go through a  temperature check station before they would let me into the building.


Oh, my goodness! The talk about the virus is making me itch! We haven't had a case here yet. Stay safe!

I hope to leave before they decide to shut down all the airports. I would of bolted already but I sent the application in the renew my residency two weeks ago along with my passport. With the holiday, that office has been closed all week. >.<


Such a bad timing! I hope you'll be able to leave soon enough. I wish you all the best! We have a case here now! :shocked:




I'm smiling because it's my birthday.
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Post by: glitterball on February 02, 2020, 08:26:24 PM
Popped to the shops today and used a trolley key to release my trolley (cart) without having to find a coin.

After taking my goods to my car, a man came up to me, holding a coin and asked me to let him have the empty trolley - I told him it was "free" and OMG  :shocked: I thought that he was going to hug me   :lol: - he was so tickled that I'd used a key and he ran over to his family, overjoyed at his "free" trolley!  :cool:

It was so cute!

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Post by: Pheasant on February 02, 2020, 10:01:33 PM
Sorry to hear that, tikibirds. :( Good luck and stay safe!

(And happy birthday, Beldarna!)

After having nothing but fog and clouds for nearly two months straight, we're finally having sunny weather. :relaxed: It's pretty weak sunlight, but... it's better than nothing, I guess.
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Post by: Beldarna on February 03, 2020, 05:50:07 AM
I won 60 sek on a scratch ticket! :biggrin:

Thank you Pheasant :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 03, 2020, 04:07:23 PM
The next book in the series I’m reading comes out tomorrow. :D


Today's even bigger smile: I got my Switch back. :cheer:  :D  :party:  I had to send in to Nintendo to be repaired but got it back today.
 
Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on February 05, 2020, 05:35:02 PM
Last November I lost my Madagascan Dragon Tree, a houseplant that originally came from my former place of work and which I rescued eight or nine years ago when the place closed down. For various reasons relating to the workplace, his name was Nathaniel and I was very fond of him. But last November he passed away of old age. We estimate his age was somewhere between 25 and 30, and he had had a rough time before I rescued him.

It's my birthday at the end of this month. Today, as an early birthday surprise, my parents presented me with a baby dragon tree. As I just finished reading War and Peace for the lulz, the new tree has been christened 'Nikolai'. He's so tiny, only about a foot high (Nathaniel was well over six feet tall), and has the same red edged leaf as Nathaniel did.

They say you shouldn't give pets for birthdays and you should not. But plants are okay and I love them probably more than I would most animals anyway. (Cats excepted).

Yes, I am plant mad. No, I don't care. :D

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Post by: Harmonie on February 06, 2020, 12:14:41 AM
We had our first snow storm in so many years. Not a major snow storm, but compared to the really tiny amounts of snow we've got in the last nine years it is significant. We used to have storms like this every year.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 06, 2020, 07:46:53 PM
I got the next books I wanted in 2 series today. :D Hopefully I will have time to read. 1 this weekend.  Also the other day I went out to eat and accidentally left something behind at the restaurant. I went back today and the restaurant still had my item.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 11, 2020, 02:12:13 AM
I rearranged some of my manga today so all the volumes of one series fit on one shelf instead of being split between 2 shelves. :D


Ponyfan
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 11, 2020, 08:21:48 PM
I had the day off today for my internet to be set up at my new flat, turns out the engineer didn't need to come round, so I had the whole day to just relax, enjoy my new digs and drink copious amounts of tea.
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Post by: Beldarna on February 12, 2020, 05:14:25 AM
I sat on the kitchen floor and enjoyed watching my cats eating breakfast. So soothing.
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Post by: Koudoawaia on February 12, 2020, 06:12:34 AM
Ever since two of the security guards at work stopped to say hi, how you doing and I told them how much I appreciate everything they're doing for us there, I always get a big smile and a short chat from them whenever they see me and that happened today so yeah. Making friends with the security guards like that makes me smile. Oh and also, since my arm is killing me from the flu shot I got today, my husband stopped at Rally's on his way home so I wouldn't have to worry about dinner because he's sweet and loving like that.
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Post by: AnnaPommes on February 12, 2020, 07:51:58 AM
We got yellow/red tulips and they did bloom! the colorshift in the petals is just so beautiful!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on February 13, 2020, 03:54:33 PM
I had the honour of working on the mlp: solidarity animation project earlier this year. It was a lot of fun, and everybody worked incredibly hard on it. Littleshyfim just released the top 25 pony videos of 2019, (found here if your interested in seeing all the amazing works: https://youtu.be/evATr_0TAkY) and guess what got sixth? We did! I’m so happy that our work got us to such a Hugh position on the list, and now I just can’t stop smiling! It was my first collaborative project on this scale, and here we are...golly I’m just so proud of everybody!
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Post by: Pheasant on February 13, 2020, 11:56:00 PM
I finally worked up the courage to get my driver's license! I passed!

In celebration, Mom and I bought ice cream... and my first pony purchase in literally two years. Basic Fun Tickle. <3
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Post by: Thimble on February 15, 2020, 05:52:25 AM
My students got together and gave me flowers and a present for my birthday.  I totally cried lol. But the flowers are so pretty they make me smile every time I look at them. I love my kids. (*^^*)
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Post by: tikibirds on February 15, 2020, 03:58:47 PM
It snowed.
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Post by: glitterball on February 15, 2020, 06:36:13 PM
A trip to the shop "Flying Tiger" yielding me a £4 plastic "chemistry" kit including a mini test-tube rack, test-tubes and flasks.

Perfect for my kid to make potions in the summer with coloured water.

Had to buy 2 sets though  :cool:  :devious:
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Post by: Koudoawaia on February 16, 2020, 06:41:54 AM
Spending literally the whole evening celebrating a belated Valentines Day with my husband. We ordered in food from Outback and cuddled on the couch watching White Snake which is an amazingly beautiful animated movie from I believe China, the 1984 Transformers movie and Ferris Bueller's Day Off as well as a couple of episodes of Bahamut or Rage of Bahamut
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 18, 2020, 07:24:02 PM
I got home from work today to find a parcel propped up against my door in the entryway - The Lion King was in there! Might not seem particularly thrilling but it's a Japanese laserdisc edition with really beautiful artwork on the sleeve. Now I just need a laserdisc player!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on February 18, 2020, 08:34:15 PM
The game I'm currently addicted to has the cutest little details :lovey: (Planet Zoo)
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Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2020, 10:06:59 PM
I got home from work today to find a parcel propped up against my door in the entryway - The Lion King was in there! Might not seem particularly thrilling but it's a Japanese laserdisc edition with really beautiful artwork on the sleeve. Now I just need a laserdisc player!

That does sound like you had Simba on your doorstep ;)

I have a LD player and it was also to play the three or four Japanese LDs I had. It takes up quite a bit of space compared to a DVD player though :/
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on February 19, 2020, 11:23:40 AM
I'm not having a good time mentally at ALL lately, and a neighbour gave me access to Netflix so I'm finally able to watch Ever After High: Dragon Games in HD. Doing this while cross-stitching, it's nice.

(Also, I am VERY concerned that Daring Charming is very literally romantically in love with himself, it borders on lust at times  :blink: )
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Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2020, 06:27:28 PM
Was sorting some boxes today and found a birthday card my parents gave to me...when I turned 1 year old.

It's my birthday this weekend, so the timing of that was beautiful and ironic.

Also found a MLP radio that I didn't know I still had. For some reason it wasn't with the rest of the merch but in a random box. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to now test it though.

And found some really old stuff from when I was little that I remembered treasuring as a kid. Including my stacking cups. I was the weird child who did not sleep with a teddy bear. I slept in my crib with my stacking cups.
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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on February 21, 2020, 06:44:33 PM
Was sorting some boxes today and found a birthday card my parents gave to me...when I turned 1 year old.

It's my birthday this weekend, so the timing of that was beautiful and ironic.

Also found a MLP radio that I didn't know I still had. For some reason it wasn't with the rest of the merch but in a random box. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to now test it though.

And found some really old stuff from when I was little that I remembered treasuring as a kid. Including my stacking cups. I was the weird child who did not sleep with a teddy bear. I slept in my crib with my stacking cups.

Stacking cups are awesome though :) hope you have a great weekend and a great birthday!
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Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2020, 06:57:24 PM
Was sorting some boxes today and found a birthday card my parents gave to me...when I turned 1 year old.

It's my birthday this weekend, so the timing of that was beautiful and ironic.

Also found a MLP radio that I didn't know I still had. For some reason it wasn't with the rest of the merch but in a random box. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to now test it though.

And found some really old stuff from when I was little that I remembered treasuring as a kid. Including my stacking cups. I was the weird child who did not sleep with a teddy bear. I slept in my crib with my stacking cups.

Stacking cups are awesome though :) hope you have a great weekend and a great birthday!

Thank you!

And yes, yes they are. Mine had little animals on the base, from a fish all the way up to an elephant. I'm kind of impressed they were all still together after so many years.
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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on February 23, 2020, 08:43:50 AM
I got two great pieces of mail today (actually yesterday but I haven't left the house...)

1. My updated driver's licence that I've been waiting for
2. My friend sent me a sticker pack

there was no depressing mail!

Yay!!
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Post by: tikibirds on February 23, 2020, 04:39:28 PM
More shops have reopened  :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 25, 2020, 08:44:19 PM
One of my favorite board games was Pretty Pretty Princess. I was surprised when I saw several copies of the game at the bookstore today. I thought the company stopped making it years ago.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on February 26, 2020, 12:02:02 AM
One of my chocolate habaneros and two of my razzamatazz seeds have sprouted!!!!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on February 27, 2020, 02:21:31 AM
I have some pretty new plants for my garden.
All the ones we rescued from the supermarket are doing great despite the neglect they suffered.

Can't wait for the weather to stabilise a bit so I can get in there and do stuff.
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Post by: Pheasant on February 27, 2020, 01:30:24 PM
Some of the cows I'm calving out escaped this morning.

Normally I'd complain, but it was pretty darn funny - they were peeking out from behind stuff and acting like they were stealthy. XD Goofs.
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Post by: Taffeta on February 27, 2020, 04:55:46 PM
Bless xD.

Today I finally got to clearing out and sorting part of my garden so I feel accomplished.

I had a surprise gift in the post from my friend in India, who has a very good memory - she sent me a custom made keychain she'd had commissioned for my birthday with my name on it and a Rainbow Dash charm on the end of it. I used to have ponies in my dorm room when we shared a flat seven years ago...that's a long time to remember that I like ponies...

Not least because I graduated with Rainbow Dash :)

And M&S are giving away free seed growing kits. I never turn down free plants...so now hopefully I'm going to try and grow some basil on my windowsill.

It looks kind of funny with the tiny pot next to my giant begonia which is wintering in my room. The begonia is a type known as 'whopper' and has already regrown to at least a foot above the soil. Meanwhile the basil pot is about 2 inches tall. It's like introducing a mouse to an elephant.

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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 28, 2020, 03:36:29 PM
A few days ago I had to catch someones husky puppy at work, their van door blew open and they got out. I just crouched down and said hello girl, and she ran right up to me and was trilled to see me.
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Post by: slyons on March 01, 2020, 05:40:06 PM
A few days ago I had to catch someones husky puppy at work, their van door blew open and they got out. I just crouched down and said hello girl, and she ran right up to me and was trilled to see me.
Aww, that would have made me smile too! Puppies usually have that effect  ^.^

I found a woman's phone wallet (new Samsung phone, credit cards/bank cards/driver's license, etc.) on the street curb downtown.  The woman's son called looking for it 30 min later.  He picked it up at the restaurant I was having lunch at. I felt good that an untrustworthy individual did not get their hands on it, as there can be some pretty sketchy people in my downtown.
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on March 02, 2020, 09:07:00 AM
More of my chocolate habanero seedlings are sprouting!!! I have quite a few razzamatazz seedlings that need repotting, but I need more John Innes No.2 and tiny pots. Still super super excited!!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 03, 2020, 09:17:41 PM
This will resonate only with plant people, but my verbena is budding up to flower.

This is one of my winter rescue plants from the basket last year.

In the course of the winter I have had to remove from it both aphids and a caterpillar it picked up outside. Plus slugs, some of which got into its roots and caused 2/3 of its growth to die.

It also had its main stem damaged so that it was bent, so I was worried it wouldn't make it. In fact, that branch is now stronger than ever and one of the buds is coming on it, which is great because I splinted it to hold it still and it seems to have worked.

I potted up the plant a few days ago to better support its new growth and yesterday I noticed two small buds coming on the branches.

It's like all the effort put in over the last few months to save this plant feels worth it.
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Post by: tikibirds on March 04, 2020, 03:02:24 AM
We now have TAXI's again :D  Not that I use them as I have an electric scooter. Hopefully soon we will get food delivery services back
I am so sick of nothing but rice, eggs, and dumplings.
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Post by: Loona on March 04, 2020, 09:08:17 PM
A co-worker of mine greeted me with a smile in the morning, tellling me that she's had a dream with me in it last night, and in her dream I saved her.
She dreamt that she left this company and moved back to another one she previously worked at. She hated both the job and the colleagues, and she was terribly depressed and sad about being back here, not even understanding why she went back. Then, out of the blue, I appeared in the office, and she came up to me - it turned out I teach there part time (yes, I do have a teacher's degree, but neither our current job, nor the job she dreamed of moving back to, have anything to do with teaching :D ) besides my main job, and when she told me how wretched she feels there, I told her "ah, we were expecting that you will change your mind. You still have your place waiting for you back there, come, I'll bring you back" - and we left the awful workplace together, and she woke up super happy. Seeing how happy she was about the dream made me super happy too, and these little things reassure me in that I am doing my job as a team leader well (I haven't been in the position for half a year, and I am constantly unsure about whether I am good enough. She isn't my direct report - there are 4 team leaders in my unit, each with a handful of direct reports - but I like to be approachable and generally available to anyone who might need help).
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Post by: glitterball on March 06, 2020, 03:04:58 PM
Got up at sunrise to do a run, all was peaceful and quiet when out of nowhere, something tapped by bottom...

I looked around, nothing...

then saw a dog fussing around my ankles and trying to jump up!  :lol:

No, Mr Doggie, I will not stop to pet you, I am on a pace timer!!  :P
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Post by: Taffeta on March 08, 2020, 06:17:50 PM
I found an Amazon voucher when checking through my bag for something else. I must have put it in there for safe keeping and then forgot about it. Still valid. :D
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Post by: slyons on March 08, 2020, 06:33:09 PM
The slow cooker lasagna I put together this morning smells absolutely divine and I'm pumped!
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 08, 2020, 09:35:59 PM
Birds! So many birds. :D
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Post by: Ponybookworm on March 09, 2020, 01:35:16 AM
Trivial complaints contains my dislike of my last name. Nice pony seller says nothing wrong wi it. Kindness & acceptance makes anybody smile xxx
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 09, 2020, 03:19:55 AM
I took some home-made cookies to a singles thing tonight.  The guys literally ate them up (even though there were other desserts available) so I guess they weren't terrible.  :)
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Post by: Thimble on March 14, 2020, 06:23:09 AM
Hermitcraft season 7.  Those goofballs are cracking me up.
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Post by: Griffin on March 14, 2020, 09:02:30 AM
Banana bread for breakfast :heart:  And it's vegan too! :banana: Made it yesterday, I've never tried banana bread without eggs before but it was just fine (as I expected). I replaced butter with rapeseed oil and used oat milk. So yummy!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on March 14, 2020, 10:15:50 AM
Actually braved the outside world (not a virus thing, more a me thing) & went to an indoor car boot. Found a G4 money tin (no idea how to crack), a few sea creatures for Bakana, some munchies, & there wer two lucky square things & a tombola. Had a shot at the tombola & won a TIN OF LAGER!!! And I don't drink!!! Fortunately a fella had another stall & would love the lager, so I swapped it for a pencil case!!! Deffo amusing!!! Found something else which I'll bring up in the Dollhouse later... (phone's next to dead so can't take pics right now)
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Post by: Safflower on March 14, 2020, 04:56:44 PM
I found a dress at a thrift store for once, haha. Usually the pickings are slim but it's pretty cute :)
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 15, 2020, 03:52:00 AM
Ponyrama 2.0 (a mlp animation collab) released today. I participated in it, and I was thinking my entry would be further back. It wasn’t the best by any means, but I am quite proud. Imagine my surprise when, after the opening, the first submission was my own? I feel so...happy, and I think my family was proud too.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 15, 2020, 07:37:25 AM
Congrats mewtwofan!

It's a very small thing really but my verbena flowered. Having nursed that plant through a lot of stuff this winter, to see it thriving now is great. :)
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Post by: tikibirds on March 15, 2020, 04:25:49 PM
Pikachu came with my KFC meal

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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 15, 2020, 06:21:05 PM
My mom made up "2020 Survival Kits" with a roll of toilet paper, a bottle of water, and a roll of Lifesavers to take to our neighbors.   :lol:
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Post by: OleGrayMane on March 16, 2020, 02:45:02 AM
Cardinals singing
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Post by: cuddlebuggy on March 16, 2020, 02:59:58 PM
My rat, Ghoul, was scheduled to have an abscess removed from her face this morning and when I got her into her travel crate, I noticed it was completely gone! Saved $95!
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Post by: Koudoawaia on March 16, 2020, 03:47:45 PM
Seeing my kitty Eclipse curled up contentedly in the newly washed comforter soon as it was back on the couch with her contented little face half peeking out.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 17, 2020, 05:58:45 PM
My sisters and I are banding together in solidarity to pool our money to buy a switch and a few games. It’s a lesson in budgeting and teamwork. Considering we don’t work together at all, it’s nice to have a common cause...just in doing all the number crunching and locating of the switch.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on March 18, 2020, 02:57:04 AM
Dressing Ponies in outfits always puts a smile on my face, as does the other package (non-Arena) i got withing the last 24 hours... Ticking Ponies off the Wantlist does too!!!
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 18, 2020, 01:08:53 PM
It's a beautiful spring day. :sunny:
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Post by: AnnaPommes on March 18, 2020, 03:32:37 PM
got some reorganizing done! :D Now our spices are sorted nicely and the clothes are better visible.
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Post by: dragonfly on March 18, 2020, 10:08:34 PM
my dog is extra smooshy today and I like to squish him
I think he can tell something's up
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 19, 2020, 02:22:18 AM
Yesterday I told my co-workers that I was wearing green...it's just that my blue and yellow were practicing social distancing.   :P
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Post by: Taffeta on March 19, 2020, 07:08:31 PM
I love the Red Dwarf AA commercials.

Also, my sister and I have this belief that pretty much every situation in life can be summed up by a Blackadder or a Red Dwarf quote/moment.

And they do not disappoint...even for this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zYR1YXOzV0

Sadly not the whole scene but eh.
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Post by: AnnaPommes on March 20, 2020, 01:23:35 PM
I was watching a documentary on netflix: " abstract: the art of design" and the third episode is about ruth carter. that woman is a legend! It made me happy how she pays attention to details and works stories and culture into garments and outfits! *o*
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 20, 2020, 02:31:28 PM
I have a new niece.  ^_^
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Post by: Taffeta on March 20, 2020, 06:47:41 PM
I have a new niece.  ^_^

Congratulations!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on March 21, 2020, 02:08:05 AM
I have a new niece.  ^_^
:frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :party: :party: :party:
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Post by: glitterball on March 21, 2020, 09:16:20 PM
I have a new niece.  ^_^
Congratulations!!  :biggrin:   :hearts:

Sunshine and a bit of warmth today - glorious!  :sunny:
Hello Spring!  :rainbow:
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Post by: Koudoawaia on March 21, 2020, 09:28:58 PM
Not going to work.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 22, 2020, 08:11:38 PM
I finally have Dr. Pepper! :hearts:
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Post by: Beldarna on March 23, 2020, 07:28:04 AM
I have a new niece.  ^_^

Congratulations!


I'm having all my mondays off. Extended weekend ftw!
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Post by: Taffeta on March 23, 2020, 10:41:24 PM
Sunny weather.

Going for a walk where there were hardly any people, but both butterflies and birds.

Spending some time in the garden.

Getting almost everything we ordered in the food delivery which came on time.

Small things.

Edit: Also, spent a while yesterday looking for bits of a story I wrote but found it incomplete. Randomly though Dad just found the missing files on his PC. I have no idea why, but am not complaining...
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 24, 2020, 05:08:42 PM
Having a good workout and a nostalgia trip in one go - turns out there was some Gouryella tucked away on my mp3 player! I didn't necessarily need to do a workout seeing as I have an hour's walk to work and another hour's walk back (how long I'll still be doing that remains to be seen, given that it's not exactly an essential business) but it was good fun. I got the step stool out and set it at the end of my yoga mat, then went up and down and did some arm exercises half-remembered from aerobics classes until my body went "Okay, that's enough of that." The yoga mat was mainly intended to dampen the sound of my feet on the floor, so as not to irritate the folks in the flat below, but it also meant that I was able to sit down, then fall back into a savasana when I was done and relax to a bit of Orbital. Definitely working this into my daily routine from here forward. :D
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 24, 2020, 08:23:20 PM
Clean sheets and airing the bedroom with that lovely spring smell. It really smells like sunlight outside. ^.^
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 24, 2020, 11:27:38 PM
I participated enough in the community challenge in Planet Zoo to get a warthog hat  :biggrin:
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Post by: Beldarna on March 25, 2020, 08:22:52 AM
Within Temptation had a live show for us on Instagram yesterday evening as part of distance socialising and I am still flying above the clouds in happiness. Sharon is so sweet and funny and it was such a nice thing to do for us. She gave a chilling performance of Ice Queen which I just loved. I got goosebumps allover.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 25, 2020, 03:33:16 PM
I was walking to work via the canal this morning and saw a grey heron standing on the towpath, less than half a metre away! It just casually side-eyed me and then carried on studying the water, which is fair do's. :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on March 28, 2020, 08:58:11 PM
Herons are lovely :D We get them here too, at the local ponds.

So the whole world situation is not funny at the moment, but one of my closest friends is Indian and currently working in Mumbai. I have obviously been watching events there as well because of that (also not funny in the slightest, may I emphasise).

HOWEVER in the BBC's article was this image, which, despite the seriousness of the whole thing...may have made me smile.

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/3A11/production/_111456841_india.jpg

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Post by: tikibirds on March 30, 2020, 12:37:08 AM
The flowers are blooming - the little pink ones.
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Post by: CloudyGlow on March 30, 2020, 12:38:10 AM
My favorite twitch streamer built a giant robot on his Animal Crossing island
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 30, 2020, 04:14:56 PM
I found a minidisc full of music from the Silent Hill series, mixed in with some Coheed and Cambria, which I listened to while walking to work and enjoying the little bit of snow we got this morning. It was a rather atmospheric commute!

Herons are lovely :D We get them here too, at the local ponds.


They certainly are! I love how herons have such a stately presence. ^.^
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 30, 2020, 06:40:07 PM
I bought two packs of beautiful summer napkins today. Red, with flowers. ^.^

I have a huge weakness for pretty napkins. :mrgreen:
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Post by: poniesthatsparkle on March 31, 2020, 09:44:12 PM
I made some homemade treats for my hamster and mouse. The mouse, Kovu, is still asleep but Loki was awake and is enjoying it!
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 01, 2020, 08:07:18 PM
My dog Honey barked at the solar light waterfall decoration that was in the greenhouse. My brother had to move it.
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 02, 2020, 03:29:31 PM
I like coloring in adult coloring books but haven't colored in a while. Last night I downloaded some free coloring pages and started coloring. It was so good to be coloring again. :D


Ponyfan
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Post by: Einhornbaby on April 02, 2020, 04:16:11 PM
Pretty sad day today but a few minutes ago my aunt called me. We chatted a bit and I kep hearing a rattling noise o.0 I asked her about and appearantly her partner was sewing masks in the background :D He just had one finished and she sent me a pic of him wearing his prototype mask :D Lol, it was soo cute seeing him smile so proudly under the mask!! Made me smile to!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 02, 2020, 07:47:20 PM
Learning about button quails has made me very happy today, they are just so precious! :heart:
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Post by: Beldarna on April 03, 2020, 06:32:18 AM
Our little bundle of joy (aka not so much a kitten anymore) has had such a high frequence on her meows that we've never really heard them, we've just noticed her opening her mouth now and then. Now they're down to a level where I hear them and they're so cute! She's quite a talkative little girl.
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Post by: slyons on April 03, 2020, 08:34:47 PM
I had a really good lunch today of tomato soup with croutons, and was quite happy for it.  I also skyped with a friend I had not heard from in a while, and everything is good with them, current situation considering!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on April 03, 2020, 09:17:26 PM
My cats were sharing a fresh bowl of dry food, eating side by side. That's so rare! ^.^
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 04, 2020, 01:07:06 AM
One of my co-workers sent us all this today.

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Post by: BlackCurtains on April 04, 2020, 01:45:22 AM
:lol:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 04, 2020, 07:18:51 AM
Played a tabletop rpg my dnd group has been working on. It would have been better if we were in person, but it’s nice just hearing them. I missed them. And the session was awesome!
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Post by: Minty_Magic on April 04, 2020, 02:02:20 PM
One of my co-workers sent us all this today.

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This is great! :lol: I think I’m at Pooh bear’s level, although I’ve managed to hang on to my pants. I’m someone who generally likes staying clothed even if they don’t have to :P
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 04, 2020, 02:33:55 PM
Just call me onesie Pooh!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 04, 2020, 03:12:10 PM
:lol: That is absolutely amazing! I'm very much at Pooh level this weekend, albeit fully clothed. Case in point, the thing that made me smile today was munching some Ben and Jerry's cookie dough ice cream. It's been a rough week, I earnt my ice cream, and it was very nice indeed!
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Post by: glitterball on April 05, 2020, 08:44:47 PM
Enjoyed a weekend staying at home in the warm, sunny weather.

Whilst tidying the garage today, I found a box of old seed packets from a few years ago.

I didn't want to throw them away (especially as garden centres are currently on lock-down), so I got some trays and planted them!

Now, let's see if they will germinate!

They include cosmos and bright yellow marigolds (I prefer this colour to the usual orange-yellow) worth a try, no?  :biggrin:

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Post by: Taffeta on April 06, 2020, 12:26:32 AM
Enjoyed a weekend staying at home in the warm, sunny weather.

Whilst tidying the garage today, I found a box of old seed packets from a few years ago.

I didn't want to throw them away (especially as garden centres are currently on lock-down), so I got some trays and planted them!

Now, let's see if they will germinate!

They include cosmos and bright yellow marigolds (I prefer this colour to the usual orange-yellow) worth a try, no?  :biggrin:



I think they will probably grow! Seed packets do have dates on them but they're not always actual expiry dates. I remember once having a pack of seeds that had 1996 as the expiry date. We planted them in around 2005 and they grew beautifully. Plants are a great inspiration in how to survive no matter what.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 06, 2020, 07:23:45 AM
Not today, but a few days back I finally got to play with my dnd group over the phone. We were playing upwind, a rpg card game (highly recommend 10/10) and were solving a murder mystery. At the start, or GM told us to message him who we thought the murderer was before the investigation began. If someone guessed right, they would get a special ability. And I guessed it, so now I have a new special ability! And right after that my character was thrown in mortal danger...but it was fun! It was so nice to hear them again. We used to play almost once per week, so it was lovely to have that back, if just for a while and over the phone.
Enjoyed a weekend staying at home in the warm, sunny weather.

Whilst tidying the garage today, I found a box of old seed packets from a few years ago.

I didn't want to throw them away (especially as garden centres are currently on lock-down), so I got some trays and planted them!

Now, let's see if they will germinate!

They include cosmos and bright yellow marigolds (I prefer this colour to the usual orange-yellow) worth a try, no?  :biggrin:



I think they will probably grow! Seed packets do have dates on them but they're not always actual expiry dates. I remember once having a pack of seeds that had 1996 as the expiry date. We planted them in around 2005 and they grew beautifully. Plants are a great inspiration in how to survive no matter what.

Seeds can (in the right conditions) survive for years/decades before being planted. Water is needed for the germination process to begin, and the seeds can survive freezing in cold climates and the stomach juices of animals before landing in a good spot. The cool, dark and dry climate of a garage or shed it probably what helped them stay viable. It is because of this resilience that projects such as seed banks are possible, and how some 2000 year old preserved seeds have been successfully grown today.
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Post by: SpacePinto on April 06, 2020, 08:16:43 PM
I was able to buy a whole gallon of hand sanitizer today :frolic:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 07, 2020, 02:12:18 AM
Most of my 1/12 furniture arrived :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: but needed some extra adjustments :sad: :sad: :sad: but guess  what??? Apart from what I could do wi Apoxie, I had spare bits of wood from other projects which were just right for the adjustments!!! :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :art: :happy: :happy: :happy: Now just painting some while the rest dries...
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Post by: Taffeta on April 07, 2020, 04:29:21 PM
Finally my seeds arrived, along with three bare root astilbe which I would normally have potted on but they had so much growth already I just put them right in the garden and let them get on with it.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 07, 2020, 06:11:42 PM
It's been a very good day for birds today, I saw a heron by the canal (possibly the same one I saw before, making the most of the quiet towpath), a nesting pair of magpies, a tree creeper appropriately creeping up a tree and a buzzard soaring over a field on the way home from work!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on April 07, 2020, 06:18:59 PM
Our foster kitty was playing and running around for the first time :heart:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 07, 2020, 08:23:20 PM
Scar Tissue was playing in the supermarket. RHCP always means an instant smile for me. I also have to be careful not to sing along to their music in public, I know them all by heart, it just happens. :P
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 07, 2020, 09:22:17 PM
The lilac bush had a blossom on it today. :D it looks it it might have blossomed a few days ago though. Lilacs don’t last very long.

Ponyfan
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Post by: glitterball on April 07, 2020, 10:57:09 PM
Finally my seeds arrived, along with three bare root astilbe which I would normally have potted on but they had so much growth already I just put them right in the garden and let them get on with it.

Yay for seed deliveries!

I ordered some extra seeds off the Thompson & Morgan site and await my buffalosteak tomatoes, lovage (amazing herb to use in soups) and lettuce. What a mission - so many online stores have sold out.

Also found packets of basil, dill and thyme seeds that I bought from Lidl last month, slipped down amongst a box potatoes, so I'll get my kid to sow those tomorrow.

I have my bags of compost ready & waiting to service my temporary flower and veggie farm this summer!
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Post by: Taffeta on April 07, 2020, 11:50:40 PM
Finally my seeds arrived, along with three bare root astilbe which I would normally have potted on but they had so much growth already I just put them right in the garden and let them get on with it.

Yay for seed deliveries!

I ordered some extra seeds off the Thompson & Morgan site and await my buffalosteak tomatoes, lovage (amazing herb to use in soups) and lettuce. What a mission - so many online stores have sold out.

Also found packets of basil, dill and thyme seeds that I bought from Lidl last month, slipped down amongst a box potatoes, so I'll get my kid to sow those tomorrow.

I have my bags of compost ready & waiting to service my temporary flower and veggie farm this summer!

Good luck with those!

Dad has chosen the seeds to plant so it seems we'll have a lot of radishes.

We have some Lettuce growing already from the freebie seeds M&S were giving out in Feb and March. Basil, too.

We've also already had a crop of Rhubarb which has been shared around to the neighbours and Dad's friend across the road (at social distance of course!) and there's more growing. Bit early for the apple tree, grape vine or berries, though.

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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 08, 2020, 12:59:23 AM
Me: missing stroopwafels due to no car & no slots for Tesco. Me: ordering food off of eBay to supplement Co-op (requires no public transport so allowed). Me: searches "stroopwafels" on eBay. Me: finds them!!! :happy:
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 09, 2020, 09:12:28 PM
I absolutely dread going to the dentist even just for cleaning.  I was supposed to go in next week but the dentist called and said they aren't doing routine appointments right now due to the coronavirus.


Ponyfan
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Post by: aluke on April 10, 2020, 12:49:41 AM
PLANTS! I planted some pea and squash seeds I saved from last year a couple weeks ago. The Peas are such big sprouts now, and the squashes are finally showing sprouts at all. So excited to replant them (and really hoping the squashes give fruit this year, I've tried growing pumpkins two years in a row and none of the flowers were females/bore fruit).

Otherwise really excited to bring my strawberry plants out into the sun again. We may be getting snow tomorrow night so I want to make sure I don't rush them out, but hoping they'll do well this year after the winter they had to endure.
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Post by: Beldarna on April 10, 2020, 08:06:31 AM
Ok, my English isn't the best when it comes to plants so bare with me, but the landlord has placed 8 big boxes filled with soil in the middle of the ground of the apartmentcomplexes for growing things and anyone interested could contact a number if they wanted to get one of those. I sent a text and got box number five! Suddenly I have a teeny tiny "garden" :biggrin: With them being in the middle of the place located between two smaller playgrounds and lots of kids running around I'll have to be careful of what I want to grow so how much as I want to have rhubarbs and strawberries, they are a no. I'm thinking radishes, squash and herbs. I already have herbs, carrots and radishes planted for my balcony but now I can have more! Also, one of my neighbours/formerworkmates/kindoffriend got box number six so now we can do gardening together, haha! ^.^
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Post by: Minty_Magic on April 10, 2020, 09:28:57 AM
One of my coworkers gave me a really nice shout out today! ^.^

I also got a promotion at work! :cheer: I’ll finally be in a position that’s not considered entry level, so I finally feel like I’m starting to make my way up in the food chain!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 10, 2020, 09:47:56 PM
Today's date & the chocolate cake I'll be eating soon!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on April 10, 2020, 10:25:35 PM
Today's date & the chocolate cake I'll be eating soon!!!

:birthday:

:D

Today I dug out the lyrics to a song called Urei no Shiro which I had been meaning to get to because I keep singing the chorus lately and couldn't remember the rest of the words. But now I have them again :D Yay :D

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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 10, 2020, 10:49:23 PM
Today's date & the chocolate cake I'll be eating soon!!!

:birthday:

:D

Today I dug out the lyrics to a song called Urei no Shiro which I had been meaning to get to because I keep singing the chorus lately and couldn't remember the rest of the words. But now I have them again :D Yay :D
Cheers Taffeta!!! Can you help wi what name the blue Secret Surprise had in the UK??? (I'd go to your site but you're here lol)
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 10, 2020, 11:04:20 PM
Happy birthday Ponybookworm! :birthday: :tort: 


Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on April 10, 2020, 11:56:13 PM
Today's date & the chocolate cake I'll be eating soon!!!

:birthday:

:D

Today I dug out the lyrics to a song called Urei no Shiro which I had been meaning to get to because I keep singing the chorus lately and couldn't remember the rest of the words. But now I have them again :D Yay :D
Cheers Taffeta!!! Can you help wi what name the blue Secret Surprise had in the UK??? (I'd go to your site but you're here lol)

Shimmering Secret, if you mean the aqua one with purple hair??
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Post by: slyons on April 11, 2020, 12:44:33 AM
Today's date & the chocolate cake I'll be eating soon!!!
Happy birthday!  Hope your cake was delicious!

My neighbours cat came for a visit while I was outside today, and wouldn't leave until he got some pets and cuddles!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 11, 2020, 03:46:11 AM
Today's date & the chocolate cake I'll be eating soon!!!

:birthday:

:D

Today I dug out the lyrics to a song called Urei no Shiro which I had been meaning to get to because I keep singing the chorus lately and couldn't remember the rest of the words. But now I have them again :D Yay :D
Cheers Taffeta!!! Can you help wi what name the blue Secret Surprise had in the UK??? (I'd go to your site but you're here lol)

Shimmering Secret, if you mean the aqua one with purple hair??
The very one!!! That would make the purple-bodied one Shining Secret then right???

Everybody else: your bd wishes make me smile too, & yep, the cake is delicious!!! (have half of it left)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 12, 2020, 03:06:36 PM
Reorganising the furniture in the living area has made me very happy today, it's really livened up the space! Here's the result...

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Added a filter to the photos for added '70s vibes, as it was a vintage interior design book that sparked me onto doing this.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 12, 2020, 03:09:17 PM
Well today is my birthday, I got money for my birthday. You know what that means?

Got money for G1 ponies from eBay.uk
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Post by: melodys_angel on April 12, 2020, 06:01:59 PM
Have a wonderful birthday :)

I think the hydrangea flower buds survived so fingers crossed we will be getting blue and pink mophead flowers in the summer :)
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Post by: Preenmeupscotty on April 12, 2020, 06:47:11 PM
Happy birthday!

What made me smile is my cat snoring through Moonraker.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 12, 2020, 09:49:51 PM
Spoil yourself wi Ponies & cake Bright Rabbit & enjoy your birthday!!! :newpony: :newpony: :newpony: :party: :party: :party: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday:
Me returning the smiles you lot gave me on mine xxx
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Post by: Taffeta on April 12, 2020, 10:48:14 PM
Happy Birthday Bright Rabbit! Easter and Birthday all in one!

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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 20, 2020, 04:26:50 AM
We had homemade strawberry shortcake tonight.  My dad suggested adding bananas to it and it was pretty delicious.  :yummy:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 20, 2020, 06:22:37 AM
Finally bit the bullet and decided “since I’m at home doing not much big and important, I’m going to buy the supplies for doll customizing!”
...and I did! I’m so excited!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 20, 2020, 10:33:17 AM
Finally bit the bullet and decided “since I’m at home doing not much big and important, I’m going to buy the supplies for doll customizing!”
...and I did! I’m so excited!
We know that feeling!!! Enjoy xxx
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 20, 2020, 03:43:12 PM
Finally bit the bullet and decided “since I’m at home doing not much big and important, I’m going to buy the supplies for doll customizing!”
...and I did! I’m so excited!
We know that feeling!!! Enjoy xxx
Oh I think I will! I’ve been debating if I should do this for so long. My OC Tabitha (sadly not a pony) is going to become a doll!
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Post by: SpacePinto on April 20, 2020, 04:01:19 PM
I finally left the house for the first time in a week or two, it's nice to breathe in some fresh air again (through a face mask, but still), althought it's kind of eerie to realize that spring had come some time ago and I didn't even notice :yikes:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 20, 2020, 04:32:10 PM
Finally bit the bullet and decided “since I’m at home doing not much big and important, I’m going to buy the supplies for doll customizing!”
...and I did! I’m so excited!
We know that feeling!!! Enjoy xxx
Oh I think I will! I’ve been debating if I should do this for so long. My OC Tabitha (sadly not a pony) is going to become a doll!
YAIY!!! Then she can play with the Ponies!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on April 20, 2020, 05:04:25 PM
This is my favourite time of the year.

The garden is looking really pretty. My room is also currently floral scented as the nemesia wintering over on my windowsill is flowering like mad right now and it is very perfumed.

It's been a generally beautiful April in the UK so far. And despite all the bad stuff going on, I've really valued having the time to spend properly on my garden and sorting it out. I've been able to do stuff to existing plants to make them better off, and planted some new ones, and today I discovered that the plant growing in the middle of my garden is actually the gentian I bought some years ago, completely forgot about...until it started flowering today.

It's so pretty with the other flowers around it, which are also, conveniently, blue and white.

And our lawn is full of forgetmenots. Dad hates this, but I love them <3.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 21, 2020, 03:52:21 PM
My hemp hand cream finally arrived! I've had a lot of trouble with moisturisers over the past year or so; it used to be the case that I could put pretty much anything on my hands with no trouble but recently, my skin has become really fussy and sensitive, so I have to be far more careful what I use. Fortunately, the hemp cream is safe with regard to whatever mystery ingredient it is that's been causing problems, so I can moisturise my hands without having irritated skin. Ah, the simple things... :hope:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on April 22, 2020, 06:38:06 AM
I've been making bread for the first time in like three years.. and I did not die of exhaustion. I did not spend the next day sleeping off (only a couple of hours). I have missed it so much! *munches on freshly baked bread*
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on April 22, 2020, 09:41:59 PM
My mother got her first offered delivery slot today, for the end of the month.

So she and Dad did their order, and then Dad's browser fritzed out and I had to finish the order on my PC with a different browser.

Which is not funny in the slightest except that I then had to spend about a half hour this evening trying to explain to Mum how her/Dad's store account got magically onto my laptop so I could checkout their order that they had done on Dad's PC.

And in the end the only explanation that worked was this:

"When you go to the bank, say you get money from a teller called George. The next time you go, you get money from a teller called Nelly. Both Nelly and George can access your bank account if they have the right information to access it. You don't always have to get your money from George."

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Post by: Safflower on April 23, 2020, 12:59:45 AM
We are having pizza for dinner :D
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 23, 2020, 05:00:49 AM
I recently started requests on my DeviantArt. I’ve finished all the drawing, and am currently rendering the other two requests. It’s been a learning curb but I’m 1/2 of the way done! For my first four official requests since opening them publicly, I’m feeling good about it.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: brightberry on April 23, 2020, 05:48:51 AM
While walking my dog, we found a collection of trees we’d never seen before.  They were so close together and their branches were so high, they made a kind of enclosed, spooky maze.  I really enjoyed exploring that.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 23, 2020, 12:57:23 PM
The PASTA ARRIVED!!! :broc: :cuke: :carrot: :cheese:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 23, 2020, 03:55:07 PM
I saw a parhelion-rainbow combo today! I would've been stoked to see either of those phenomena on their own but in one go, it certainly made my morning! I got a good view of it as well, standing on the bridge that looks out over the edge of town towards the hills, most of the halo around the sun was visible above the countryside. :lovey:
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Post by: Taffeta on April 23, 2020, 05:37:25 PM
All the butterflies I've seen in the last couple of weeks! Tortoishell, Peacock, small blue and today an orange tip and a speckled wood brown. I haven't seen the last three of those for a long time, and it was so nice to see them :D
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 23, 2020, 06:00:00 PM
I saw a Eurasian Spoonbill from the train* window! :hearts: :frolic: It was one of my most wanted birds to spot, I love love love them! I have a set of coffee mugs with 7 different Wadden birds, and I always pick the spoonbill. They are such lovely birds, now I have finally seen one. :D :heart:

I had to pay for it though, because the excitement made me terribly nauseous. :P But who cares, I saw a spoonbill!


*Just to prevent nasty looks, it was essential.
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Post by: glitterball on April 23, 2020, 07:10:30 PM
Got a knock on the door...

...and a delivery of flowers from two of my best friends  :heart: :heart: :flow:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 27, 2020, 05:52:31 PM
Repairing a couple of ornaments has given me a bit of a boost today, the first being a delightfully chunky orange horse who had a busted leg when I got him. I figured that if anyone else were to see that, the poor thing would end up in the bin, even though it's an immensely easy repair, so his leg is back in one piece now. The other ornament is my minotaur, whose fingers ended up being snapped while I was taking his axe out of his hands in order to dust him properly - something startled me, I jumped while the axe was still partly in one hand and that didn't end well. I was gutted when it happened, even though it was an accident and I was being really careful, sometime these things just happen. His fingers have been reattached now and unless you inspect him closely, then you'd never know his hand had been damaged at all. I may leave his axe alone and just dust around it in future, though, to be on the safe side.
Here they are, now they've been given some TLC.

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Post by: SpacePinto on April 27, 2020, 06:02:46 PM
I filed my tax return correctly after finally figuring out what I was doing wrong the whole time!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 27, 2020, 08:28:48 PM
Repairing a couple of ornaments has given me a bit of a boost today, the first being a delightfully chunky orange horse who had a busted leg when I got him. I figured that if anyone else were to see that, the poor thing would end up in the bin, even though it's an immensely easy repair, so his leg is back in one piece now. The other ornament is my minotaur, whose fingers ended up being snapped while I was taking his axe out of his hands in order to dust him properly - something startled me, I jumped while the axe was still partly in one hand and that didn't end well. I was gutted when it happened, even though it was an accident and I was being really careful, sometime these things just happen. His fingers have been reattached now and unless you inspect him closely, then you'd never know his hand had been damaged at all. I may leave his axe alone and just dust around it in future, though, to be on the safe side.
Here they are, now they've been given some TLC.

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Good work & love that orange horse!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on April 28, 2020, 12:40:58 PM
WE HAVE EGGS!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 28, 2020, 03:03:39 PM
WE HAVE EGGS!
:frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :yippee: :yippee: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :party: :party: :bacon: :bacon: :bacon:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 28, 2020, 06:19:35 PM
What made me smile today was mishearing something on the radio, I've absolutely no idea what the actual statement could have been but I definitely heard it as "Could you visit and possibly shoot toast through the window?" It gave me quite an amusing mental image. :lol:

Repairing a couple of ornaments has given me a bit of a boost today, the first being a delightfully chunky orange horse who had a busted leg when I got him. I figured that if anyone else were to see that, the poor thing would end up in the bin, even though it's an immensely easy repair, so his leg is back in one piece now. The other ornament is my minotaur, whose fingers ended up being snapped while I was taking his axe out of his hands in order to dust him properly - something startled me, I jumped while the axe was still partly in one hand and that didn't end well. I was gutted when it happened, even though it was an accident and I was being really careful, sometime these things just happen. His fingers have been reattached now and unless you inspect him closely, then you'd never know his hand had been damaged at all. I may leave his axe alone and just dust around it in future, though, to be on the safe side.
Here they are, now they've been given some TLC.

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Good work & love that orange horse!!!

Thank you! :heart:
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Post by: Safflower on April 28, 2020, 08:16:06 PM
WE HAVE EGGS!
:frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :newpony: :newpony: :newpony:
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Post by: slyons on April 28, 2020, 11:15:05 PM
WE HAVE EGGS!
Miracle upon miracles!!! :green:
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Post by: glitterball on April 29, 2020, 07:45:30 PM
WE HAVE EGGS!

Yay! I almost sent you a dozen via Hermes LOL!!!

So, after no (working) printer during home-schooling, we finally bought a bog-standard b/w one on Amazon yesterday... it arrived this morning and works so well!

Lots of maths and grammar worksheets printed off, enough for the rest of this term perhaps, saves me hand-writing them all (I have been doing that recently) now all set for a more streamlined set of lessons tomorrow!!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Taffeta on April 29, 2020, 08:16:03 PM
Thank you everyone <3 you have shared in my egg drama for the whole of the last month, Mum literally SCREAMED from the kitchen when she saw them in the delivery. She's happy now.

Also she's happy because finally she and Dad are going to be able to do their own shopping instead of relying on me. They've been using my account because I can get slots at weird times in the middle of the night if I have to, but now they're on the priority list, Dad's been able to get a slot for next week and they're pretty excited about it.

And so am I, because it means I can go back to doing things other than looking at different types of chicken breast ;)

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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on April 30, 2020, 05:21:49 AM
Got a delivery, happens to be the strange planet plush I ordered, and some dream castle furniture! Now I’m just waiting for the castle to arrive so I can make a brag of it all together. I hope I won’t have to wait much longer though...it’s been almost a month.
Gosh, getting mail just makes me so happy!
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Post by: Beldarna on April 30, 2020, 08:47:17 AM
Penelope moved in on my Island on Animal Crossing New Horizon. She was a resident of mine in New Leaf but moved away. I am so glad to have her again as she's been a favorite.
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Post by: Safflower on May 01, 2020, 04:44:00 PM
Won some Dr. Martens off of eBay for a steal - now we wait :)

edit: Nevermind, seller said they didn't have them anymore :(
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Post by: mylittleponyroom on May 01, 2020, 04:49:11 PM
Cuddling with my super cute old tomcat while I watch "Blacklist" :)
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Post by: deermeat on May 01, 2020, 08:30:24 PM
Seeing this forum when I am going through mental struggles right now due to womanhood (if ya know what I mean)
It's really nice having that safe space in your life where you know there's no politics or drama anywhere  :awake:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 01, 2020, 08:45:30 PM
Being able to spend loot, including paying a couple of Arena peeps!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 02, 2020, 05:51:30 PM
Not having to get up at 4am has certainly done wonders for me today. Lying in bed until 8am - what a wild and extravagant luxury that has been! :hope:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 02, 2020, 09:03:50 PM
Clipper's facial hair!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 04, 2020, 06:18:39 PM
I found some Kit Kat duos, dark chocolate and mint. They are really good. :D



Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on May 04, 2020, 06:31:42 PM
Getting stuff in the garden, as the weather finally behaved itself <3
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 04, 2020, 08:12:17 PM
Found a super cute decoration piece at the drugstore today! :D It's just a sheep's head made from wool (it looks like it anyway, it's probably synthetic), normally I don't like things that are nothing but heads because it looks morbid, but this one doesn't look morbid at all. It looks so friendly and sweet. I'm going to put it on the living room door. ^.^
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Post by: tikibirds on May 04, 2020, 09:23:04 PM
The grocery store a block away from me has been remodeling the past 2 weeks. It's not very big but I can walk there.
Anyways, I noticed that they now carry FETA CHEESE AND PICKLES! Cheese is china is disgusting unless you happen to live in a large city or have an import store near by - but this is the real thing. Pickles also aren't easy to come by either.
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on May 04, 2020, 10:28:49 PM
I finally ordered a large canvas print3
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 05, 2020, 05:00:44 PM
Some very good sheep (and their shepherd!) in Wales are doing their bit to help during the pandemic; I'm glad of a bit of good news, especially when it involves sheep. :D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52542654
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 06, 2020, 04:05:51 AM
Phone call wi a pal & bait Pony in a package. Even if the reason for it is a complaint, the phone call was great & a good laugh overall. Feedback has been left for package too
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on May 06, 2020, 09:02:33 PM
I have anxiety over phone calls. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but they always make me nervous. But today I had to make a call to the USPS due to a package I ordered (containing a very special grail of mine) from a lovely person in Virginia. I haven’t gotten updates on the tracking in a month, so that’s why I was calling.
The call went good, and I learnt that the USPS is behind by about a month or two due to covid-19 and a lack of people able to work. I understand all that, and am just happy to know it isn’t lost. It’s in a warehouse somewhere waiting to be sorted.
The part that made me smile was Miss. Debbie (the lady I spoke to) was super nice, and I made a phone call all on my own! Which for me is an accomplishment since I’ll just use the email service if I can.
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Post by: Taffeta on May 06, 2020, 09:13:52 PM
I feel the same about the phone, Mewtwofan - well done for conquering your fear and checking up on your grail!

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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 07, 2020, 04:17:35 AM
I have anxiety over phone calls. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but they always make me nervous. But today I had to make a call to the USPS due to a package I ordered (containing a very special grail of mine) from a lovely person in Virginia. I haven’t gotten updates on the tracking in a month, so that’s why I was calling.
The call went good, and I learnt that the USPS is behind by about a month or two due to covid-19 and a lack of people able to work. I understand all that, and am just happy to know it isn’t lost. It’s in a warehouse somewhere waiting to be sorted.
The part that made me smile was Miss. Debbie (the lady I spoke to) was super nice, and I made a phone call all on my own! Which for me is an accomplishment since I’ll just use the email service if I can.
I myself hate most phone calls & don't answer my phone. I only called cause of complaints thread post, but it was a great call & made me feel better somehow.

Well done you on making that call & well done lady on the other end being nice & helpful!!! That makes a huge difference these days!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 07, 2020, 04:32:02 PM
Being an absolute renegade on the way to work, blowing on dandelions to send the seeds flying about - go forth, my pretties! Let the dandelion empire reign supreme! :devious:
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 08, 2020, 04:54:05 PM
Hopefully going to get more ponies to customise. Plus I’ve got hair coming tomorrow, then I’ve got to order some more.
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 08, 2020, 05:37:53 PM
Google brought back the Pac Man Game Doodle of the Day today.



Ponyfan
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Post by: glitterball on May 08, 2020, 07:14:20 PM
So early this morning I dragged my sleepy body up, changed into my kit and went for a run, before all the crowds had a chance to fill the roads.

I am pleased to say that I smashed my 5k time, I did it under 30 minutes, and considering that I had NEVER run until I started Couch-to-5k in February, I am quite chuffed! (chuffed = UK word meaning happy)  :lol:

It also means that I had hit my 10,000 step target by noon today LOL  :P

I have anxiety over phone calls. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but they always make me nervous. But today I had to make a call to the USPS due to a package I ordered (containing a very special grail of mine) from a lovely person in Virginia. I haven’t gotten updates on the tracking in a month, so that’s why I was calling.
The call went good, and I learnt that the USPS is behind by about a month or two due to covid-19 and a lack of people able to work. I understand all that, and am just happy to know it isn’t lost. It’s in a warehouse somewhere waiting to be sorted.
The part that made me smile was Miss. Debbie (the lady I spoke to) was super nice, and I made a phone call all on my own! Which for me is an accomplishment since I’ll just use the email service if I can.
I myself hate most phone calls & don't answer my phone. I only called cause of complaints thread post, but it was a great call & made me feel better somehow.

Well done you on making that call & well done lady on the other end being nice & helpful!!! That makes a huge difference these days!!!


Well done on the call! I used to DREAD making calls, but my career path threw me into both making and TAKING  :shocked: :shocked: calls when I first started out as a newbie in IT support many moons ago. My first weeks at my new job made me feel sick with anxiety but then I got used to it.

It helps me now for when I need to call up somewhere (utilities, phone etc) as I understand what the call-centre person is going through; being polite, friendly and dropping the odd joke puts them at ease and kind of encourages them to give me the best customer service in response!  :cool:  hehe, using my devious wiles....  :biggrin:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 12, 2020, 04:23:53 PM
Upon getting home from work today, I performed a vitally important experiment, in order to find out what happens when you dip a Rice Krispies square into a glass of Rioja. The answer is... deliciousness! That was a matter that seriously needed to be investigated - for science!  :wine:
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Post by: Koudoawaia on May 12, 2020, 05:00:36 PM
My cat Eclipse stretching flat out on me on the couch earlier
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on May 13, 2020, 05:56:15 AM
Started blushing my first doll custom. I need to redo she shoulders and touch up a few parts tomorrow, but so far so good.
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 13, 2020, 06:01:31 PM
I saw a tortoise crossing the road. :D



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Post by: SpacePinto on May 13, 2020, 08:07:31 PM
I got a new office chair.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 15, 2020, 05:49:29 PM
I saw a tortoise crossing the road. :D



Ponyfan

Good for you! I love tortoises, but I never get to see any while out and about - they're very lovely critters.  I did see some delightful wood pigeons, though, everybody around my way seems to take those birds for granted but I absolutely love them, they have such a beautiful, homely, calming song, and their plumage is quite uplifting, in an understated way. :)
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Post by: Taffeta on May 15, 2020, 06:48:32 PM
A tortoise! So cool!
Our local lakes have baby moorhens...goslings and ducklings. One of the little moorhen chicks sassed Dad and I tge other day. Tiny little featherball trying to play tough. Moorhens are such funny little birds.

The geese are also so good crossing the road safely, even with the babies. All the traffic stops for them.

Also as for what made me smile today...
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2020/05/15/please-tut-loudly-from-here-impatient-queuers-delivered-cheeky-signs-by-shrewsbury-post-office/

Some good old british humour courtesy of the town I used to work in ;)
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 15, 2020, 08:40:50 PM
A tortoise! So cool!
Our local lakes have baby moorhens...goslings and ducklings. One of the little moorhen chicks sassed Dad and I tge other day. Tiny little featherball trying to play tough. Moorhens are such funny little birds.

The geese are also so good crossing the road safely, even with the babies. All the traffic stops for them.

Also as for what made me smile today...
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2020/05/15/please-tut-loudly-from-here-impatient-queuers-delivered-cheeky-signs-by-shrewsbury-post-office/

Some good old british humour courtesy of the town I used to work in ;)
Lol brilliant!!!
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Post by: LivioKelem on May 16, 2020, 06:33:55 PM
Ok. Last few days I clean all ponies in my collection. Summer is coming! So much dust... I have some boxes and containers and I worried about spiders who can try to create their webs here. Yesterday my boxes are been full, but I need more for my ponies. Today I went to supermarket and asked about unecessary boxes... And now I have five! One of this boxes from under croissants. Little, but so cute! Now some my ponies will lie in box with words: "Mini-croissants with vanilla creme"
 :lovey:

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 16, 2020, 06:53:38 PM
Cloud Puff came today, I only need two more Flutter Ponies and then that is complete.
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Post by: slyons on May 16, 2020, 09:51:20 PM
It's a beautiful sunny day and I got to drive my husband's motorcycle around the City...with him on the passenger seat  ;)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 18, 2020, 02:09:58 PM
I got my printer working on the internet connection at my dad's house with no trouble whatsoever! Not to jinx it but... "Muahahaha! At last, the dreaded scourge of Modern Technology has come under my nefarious control!" ... Needed to be done. :nerdy:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 18, 2020, 07:57:07 PM
Had a shot at online groceries... & Tesco had a slot!!! For tomorrow night!!! Literally the only one they had, but I'm not silly. I nabbed it!!! Sorted for another two weeks
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on May 18, 2020, 08:18:14 PM
Wonderful day, and I just applied the last coat of sealant on my first OOAK doll. She’s not quite finished, I still need to make her dress and finish painting her accessories. But it’s been so much fun! I’ve wanted to do this for so long!
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Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2020, 10:16:30 PM
Had a shot at online groceries... & Tesco had a slot!!! For tomorrow night!!! Literally the only one they had, but I'm not silly. I nabbed it!!! Sorted for another two weeks

Congratulations!

I understand the true triumph of this achievement.

We have a Tesco slot for Friday. Parents trying to work out how to keep their order down to 80 items.

So happy they have finally got the hang of this but having Mum's priority slot helps a lot.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 18, 2020, 10:45:47 PM
Had a shot at online groceries... & Tesco had a slot!!! For tomorrow night!!! Literally the only one they had, but I'm not silly. I nabbed it!!! Sorted for another two weeks

Congratulations!

I understand the true triumph of this achievement.

We have a Tesco slot for Friday. Parents trying to work out how to keep their order down to 80 items.

So happy they have finally got the hang of this but having Mum's priority slot helps a lot.
If anybody got this it would be you!!! Been hitting the Co-op mostly as I figured Tesco would be run ragged by everybody who couldn't go outside. But as things are starting to ease up I thought I'd have a go.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 19, 2020, 03:11:22 PM
The common swifts are back! :D :heart: They already were, but they are more present now. I love them so much.

Our local lakes have baby moorhens...goslings and ducklings. One of the little moorhen chicks sassed Dad and I tge other day. Tiny little featherball trying to play tough. Moorhens are such funny little birds.

Oooh, I love moorhens. :D
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Post by: Taffeta on May 19, 2020, 04:11:54 PM
The common swifts are back! :D :heart: They already were, but they are more present now. I love them so much.

Our local lakes have baby moorhens...goslings and ducklings. One of the little moorhen chicks sassed Dad and I tge other day. Tiny little featherball trying to play tough. Moorhens are such funny little birds.

Oooh, I love moorhens. :D

I went out and saw them again today, little cheepy fuzzballs. And the goslings. We have three broods, which is unusual, though one is really small. I love living here when I see things like that, and it was so quiet out this morning, which means that everyone's got in the car and driven somewhere for a change now that they're allowed to...

Some pictures!

Two of the Canada Geese families...and the last one is a baby moorhen ;)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 20, 2020, 12:40:09 PM
Oooh, those baby geese and the moorhen are adorable! :heart:

As for the other thing that made me smile today, I got back on the horse with speaking French. I don't have any particular practical applications for that skill in mind right now, but it's something constructive to keep my mind sharp, and you never know when it might come in handy. Even if it's just something as simple as asking for a croissant and getting one of those looks for catastrophically mispronouncing it. :lol:
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Post by: aquamarinemolly on May 20, 2020, 06:44:12 PM
The air smells like summer today, for the first time in 2020! ^.^
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 20, 2020, 07:12:10 PM

I love the pics of the goslings, geese and moorhen. :)

Oooh, those baby geese and the moorhen are adorable! :heart:

As for the other thing that made me smile today, I got back on the horse with speaking French. I don't have any particular practical applications for that skill in mind right now, but it's something constructive to keep my mind sharp, and you never know when it might come in handy. Even if it's just something as simple as asking for a croissant and getting one of those looks for catastrophically mispronouncing it. :lol:
 

I have recently gone back to learning French also. I feel that I am still at a very basic level but I can read some French. I have the extended Miraculous Ladybug theme song in French on my iPod and I can still only understand “black butterfly,” “I am a cat/Cat Noir”, and “Adrien” :lol:

Ponyfan
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Post by: glitterball on May 22, 2020, 08:08:48 PM
My sugar-snap peas have germinated!

Also, but a few days after... my tomato plants have germinated, too!

Still waiting for my lovage to awaken...

Will need to re-pot them next week, long roots & new leaves are beginning to grow quickly  :biggrin:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 23, 2020, 12:21:26 PM

I love the pics of the goslings, geese and moorhen. :)

Oooh, those baby geese and the moorhen are adorable! :heart:

As for the other thing that made me smile today, I got back on the horse with speaking French. I don't have any particular practical applications for that skill in mind right now, but it's something constructive to keep my mind sharp, and you never know when it might come in handy. Even if it's just something as simple as asking for a croissant and getting one of those looks for catastrophically mispronouncing it. :lol:
 

I have recently gone back to learning French also. I feel that I am still at a very basic level but I can read some French. I have the extended Miraculous Ladybug theme song in French on my iPod and I can still only understand “black butterfly,” “I am a cat/Cat Noir”, and “Adrien” :lol:

Ponyfan

That's pretty much the same level I'm at currently as well, simple sentences make sense but the second anything more complex comes up I'm immediately lost at sea!

And what made me smile today is... pony phone! I was initially a bit miffed about having to finally join everyone in the 21st century and get a smartphone, but I've had a change of heart after discovering these decorative cases. They take me straight back to when I was about 12 years old, getting excited about colourful cases for my old-school Nokia 3310 - that is, of course, when my pocket money hadn't already gone on ponies or beanie babies. Ah, good times.

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 23, 2020, 01:54:22 PM
Just sold a bundle of four G1 My Little Ponies for £24.00 on bidding on eBay.uk
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 25, 2020, 01:16:37 AM
I love that phone case. :lovey:

 I found out today that the local bookstore is open again. :cheer:  I’ve missed going in to a bookstore.

Ponyfan
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Post by: slyons on May 25, 2020, 02:17:07 AM
Went to dinner at my parents...ribs and potato salad, yum!
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 25, 2020, 07:42:35 PM
A dress I ordered came today, and it fits! I can't believe it. :P

I went out and saw them again today, little cheepy fuzzballs. And the goslings. We have three broods, which is unusual, though one is really small. I love living here when I see things like that, and it was so quiet out this morning, which means that everyone's got in the car and driven somewhere for a change now that they're allowed to...

Some pictures!

Two of the Canada Geese families...and the last one is a baby moorhen ;)
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Aaah, adorable! :D :heart:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 25, 2020, 08:24:16 PM
This turned up on my Tumblr dashboard and it gave me a good laugh. Oh, how many times I have had to deal with this situation!

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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 26, 2020, 02:05:10 AM
This turned up on my Tumblr dashboard and it gave me a good laugh. Oh, how many times I have had to deal with this situation!

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I love things like this; so apt!!! A paersonal fave is the one which says: suffering from depression? Then go out, exercise, talk to friends & do all the other things depression doesn't let you do..."
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 26, 2020, 10:56:15 AM
Watching an item I put on eBay.uk going up to £10.50, I’m waiting to see if it goes up some more.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on May 27, 2020, 05:52:52 AM
My friends had a Minecraft server and now I’ve been invited to it! I’m having so much fun playing with them! I’m no good at combat, but they understand. Most of them don’t know the tiny obscure facts, so we make it work.
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Post by: EnaRocketQueen on May 27, 2020, 07:45:48 PM
My partner and I are teaching our discus fish to hand-feed and today I put my hand in the tank with the food and one came rushing up to it
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Post by: Ponybookworm on May 28, 2020, 09:52:19 AM
Last two days actually: Post!!! Lots of post, & the best sort!!! Piccies to follow as there are a large amount of items!!!
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 28, 2020, 07:34:41 PM
Pony post, pony post. Plus I have found the Ponies I thought I lost.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 29, 2020, 08:07:01 PM
EVERYTHING. My life has taken a weeeiiird turn...

Something else: I thought of Taffeta today, because the moorhen statue I ordered a while ago arrived today! Now we have moorhen on our balcony. :P
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Post by: LivioKelem on May 30, 2020, 08:14:32 AM
I bought my G3 Bee Bop six years ago. She's one of my first used ponies after pause of collecting. All of this time she has dry hair and fizzy tinsel. Recently I bought new iron what good for fix problems like this. Today I restored Bee Bop's hair. She looks so pretty! :lol:
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Post by: Griffin on May 30, 2020, 09:30:34 AM
I bought my G3 Bee Bop six years ago. She's one of my first used ponies after pause of collecting. All of this time she has dry hair and fizzy tinsel. Recently I bought new iron what good for fix problems like this. Today I restored Bee Bop's hair. She looks so pretty! :lol:

:lovey: I love stories like this!


Saw a funny photo today... There seems to have been an update to the Facebook app because the Groups tab now displays posts from various public groups I'm not a member of. One of the groups which has shown up a lot in my feed recently is a Finnish nature photography group where the idea is to post one's most unsuccessful nature photos. :D Today I spotted a particularly amusing photo of a pheasant that looked like a big floofy ball without a head. :lmao: Found it funny as I see a lot of pheasants where I live and they are always so majestic, although they can also be a little goofy sometimes. Never seen one strutting around without a head, though! (I've never been able to get any good photos of them myself so I can totally relate to this photographer...)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 30, 2020, 11:55:03 AM
Kitties! I've been on a mission to replace my favourite childhood Kitty in my Pocket toys and while the blue bench with the scroll on one end still eludes me, I have succeeded in getting the green dressing table with the mirror on it, along with the accompanying fashionista cats. It also arrived with a purple version of the table, which I never even knew existed, but I didn't have that in my childhood collection, so it'll be looking for a new home soon.
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Post by: Taffeta on June 01, 2020, 03:14:13 PM
EVERYTHING. My life has taken a weeeiiird turn...

Something else: I thought of Taffeta today, because the moorhen statue I ordered a while ago arrived today! Now we have moorhen on our balcony. :P


Yay for moorhens! <3
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 01, 2020, 03:47:42 PM
My mom's lilies bloomed. :D



Ponyfan
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Post by: glitterball on June 01, 2020, 10:45:21 PM
EVERYTHING. My life has taken a weeeiiird turn...


Oooh! I wonder...  ;)

Did a freezer "lucky dip" meal tonight - i.e. choosing a random bowl of batch-cooked food that had lost its label.

Yesterday was cauliflower bhaji, yum!
Tonight, Bolognese sauce - easy peasy cooking!  :biggrin:

Also I felt brave (yesterday) and did a hair ombre dye thingo, I gave it 6/10, not too bad but not perfect. Today I beasted my hair further by lightening the ends a bit more to get a deeper contrast. Lots of imperfections but nicely hidden if I curl my hair softly  :cool: 

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Post by: Koudoawaia on June 02, 2020, 03:56:20 AM
A friend saying my husband is lucky to have me (goes both ways cuz I'm very lucky to have him too^^) then another friend saying that my husband and I have always seemed perfect for each other. I tend to agree.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 02, 2020, 03:59:18 PM
Oooh! I wonder...  ;)

You really don't want to know, haha! XD I might post about it in the restricted section at some point, but for now everything is still too weird...
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 02, 2020, 07:39:03 PM
I haven't had to unfriend or remove/block anyone on social media. I know some pretty awesome people :)
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 02, 2020, 09:01:26 PM
I’m rendering a whole bunch of images all in separate files. To automate the process so I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to change files, I wrote my first .bat file on windows! I have no idea if it’s going to work, writing this stuff isn’t my strongest skill (I’ve only done it once before, and that went alright) but I’m confident to put it to use! Once I get the ok from the client that the images are satisfactory, I’ll let it run.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 02, 2020, 09:58:24 PM
I was reading up on how to conjugate French verbs and this was the example for how to use 'aller' in a sentence. It really cracked me up, in an "alright for some, isn't it?!" kind of a way. :D

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Post by: Taffeta on June 03, 2020, 12:27:25 PM
I was reading up on how to conjugate French verbs and this was the example for how to use 'aller' in a sentence. It really cracked me up, in an "alright for some, isn't it?!" kind of a way. :D

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I feel like that with sentences on duolingo about travel. xD
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Post by: Griffin on June 03, 2020, 03:28:07 PM
I was reading up on how to conjugate French verbs and this was the example for how to use 'aller' in a sentence. It really cracked me up, in an "alright for some, isn't it?!" kind of a way. :D

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Looks like he's skipping Finland, though  :lol:
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Post by: glitterball on June 03, 2020, 05:11:35 PM
Oooh! I wonder...  ;)

You really don't want to know, haha! XD I might post about it in the restricted section at some point, but for now everything is still too weird...

Weird is good  :biggrin: I shall be checking your future posts to find out more!!  :lol:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 03, 2020, 06:18:49 PM
It probably won't be long before I'll post about it, haha. I will have to blurt it out eventually, and it's not like I can mention this to my family. XD
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 05, 2020, 01:30:32 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I have something to smile about! As of today, after 45 years, my father is officially a Dutch citizen! :D

Of course it could have been done earlier, but it's A LOT of hassle, and it's expensive. However, with the Brexit it became vital that they couldn't send him back to England, even after 45 years it could still happen. But now he's legally Dutch, and there will be no more stressful situations with residence permits!  :beerchug: :party:

He will always be an English-/Irishman at heart though. :P
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Post by: glitterball on June 05, 2020, 11:14:03 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I have something to smile about! As of today, after 45 years, my father is officially a Dutch citizen! :D

Of course it could have been done earlier, but it's A LOT of hassle, and it's expensive. However, with the Brexit it became vital that they couldn't send him back to England, even after 45 years it could still happen. But now he's legally Dutch, and there will be no more stressful situations with residence permits!  :beerchug: :party:

He will always be an English-/Irishman at heart though. :P

 :beerchug: :party:
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Post by: ShayminMarx on June 05, 2020, 11:31:34 PM
Kind of a silly one, but I've been playing a lot of Animal Crossing lately and I found Marina on one of the islands so she's now officially living on my island! I've never had an octopus villager before and she is so PINK  :biggrin:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 06, 2020, 06:45:53 AM
Kind of a silly one, but I've been playing a lot of Animal Crossing lately and I found Marina on one of the islands so she's now officially living on my island! I've never had an octopus villager before and she is so PINK  :biggrin:
I remember when I was little and started with wild world, she was a villager I had in my town for a time! She’s one of my favourites!
     In other news, the thing that made me smile today is that I ordered the supplies for a new doll-this time a gift for a friend. I’m still trying to figure out how to make the clothes, since I’m still new at it. But I’m so excited!
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 09, 2020, 06:51:55 PM
We're having fries tonight. That's always a reason to smile. :P

:beerchug: :party:

:D
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Post by: tikibirds on June 09, 2020, 07:09:22 PM
No more teaching online. Physical classes can restart now
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 09, 2020, 09:02:31 PM
I don't consider myself a great artist but lately I've enjoyed drawing on the driveway with sidewalk chalk.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Beldarna on June 11, 2020, 08:14:29 AM
I had an hour long walk outside with our cat Ninja and when he felt it was time to go home he clearly showed that he wanted me to lift him up and carry him and he purred the entire way home. He's not one for contact and cuddles usually so it made my heart swell. When we got to the front door he of course didn't want the other cats to see him accept (and enjoy! the horror!) of being carried so he wanted to be let down and walk in on his own, king as he is. He's so funny :heart:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 11, 2020, 02:56:33 PM
^ D'aww! :D Cats will be cats, haha!

As for me, I just discovered that the old Kommissar Rex episodes are on YouTube, with English subtitles! :missy: :cheer: I loved that show so much, we had it on video back in the day (with Dutch subtitles). It was already on YouTube a couple of years ago, but never with subtitles. And despite living super close to the German border I don't understand enough German to actually follow a show like that, and to be able to enjoy it at the same time. But now I can! :D
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Post by: glitterball on June 11, 2020, 09:49:26 PM
Cut my husband's hair with clippers today - my first time ever attempting it!

Turned out ok, I scored myself 7/10, so feel very satisfied!
 :cool:

Also - it took me 11 attempts yesterday to actually FIND any clippers at the stores I visited; I only got lucky when I visited a Boots store and the lady was just about to refill an empty shelf with the ONE clipper set she had in her cart. 

Another good thing - these clippers were on offer at half price!  :biggrin:

After a heavy day of work for him, I took us all out for an evening car drive via Windsor Castle, waiting on the road at Eton for the roaming cows to cross the road. Lovely cows!

Very little traffic, so it was a nice, calm trip and back home in good time, too.  :)

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Post by: slyons on June 12, 2020, 04:54:37 PM
It's finally sunny out with NO WIND!  And I'm on holidays so I'm going out to enjoy it for the whole 12 minutes before my pasty white skin starts to burn  :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on June 13, 2020, 05:22:50 PM
Ponycon!
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 14, 2020, 04:17:26 AM
I got a new mattress set today.  I woke up this morning at 4 am so uncomfortable that I couldn't get back to sleep so my dad picked up the mattresses while he was out for me.  Now my bed is about six inches higher than it was before and I'm a little worried about falling off... :lol:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 14, 2020, 07:32:51 AM
I think I may have just solved a genetic mystery in my family. You see, my sisters, myself, mom and poppy (her father) all have slightly curved index fingers. They just bend slightly inwards on each hand. It doesn’t affect our dexterity or anything, just the appearance. My father (and most other people I know) don’t seem to have this, so we have dubbed it “the Donnelly fingers”, after poppy’s family name. He actually checked at birth to see if we had them. But we’ve never been able to answer what it is. We knew it was genetic, but that’s about it.
    If my reading and research is correct, we have an autosomal dominant trait known as “clinodactly”, manifesting as What seems to be an isolated anomaly (fancy way of saying it isn’t a sign of a larger issue). It doesn’t change anything, but the science nerd in me feels happy knowing the proper term for the condition, and what this means in terms of our genetic traits. Still going to call it Donnelly fingers though.  ;)
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Post by: tikibirds on June 14, 2020, 01:03:32 PM
After 6 months, physical classes resumed.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 15, 2020, 12:42:35 PM
My cat woke me up for breakfast by licking my cheek and gentle biting my nose :heart: She hasn't done that in a while. Usually she stands on me and meows.
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Post by: Harmonie on June 15, 2020, 05:17:26 PM
The Supreme Court ruled that LGBT people can not be discriminated in jobs, on a federal level! =D
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Post by: Safflower on June 15, 2020, 06:00:34 PM
The Supreme Court ruled that LGBT people can not be discriminated in jobs, on a federal level! =D
:D
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Post by: Taffeta on June 16, 2020, 10:33:25 AM
The Supreme Court ruled that LGBT people can not be discriminated in jobs, on a federal level! =D
:D
That sounds like a really important ruling. Good for them.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 17, 2020, 01:39:12 AM
Dad and I love Star Trek, But I never knew data had a cat. Until today. I’m sorry data, but your ranking as my favourite character on TNG has been claimed by your cat, Spot.
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Post by: tikibirds on June 17, 2020, 09:57:36 AM
There are now 8 flights a week from China to the USA, I might actually be able to leave in sept.
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Post by: glitterball on June 20, 2020, 04:34:55 PM
Tomorrow (Sunday) is Fathers Day so I had a relaxing time cooking roast lamb, potatoes & all the trimmings this afternoon, ready for "meals on wheels" tomorrow for him and also my Uncle (who is shielding at his house for now);

I love cooking a feast, I normally cook for 4 days on a row over the Christmas holidays, it is such a pleasure for me (I am crazy enough to not mind doing the washing-up, either! No need for a dish washing machine when I am around!)  :lol:

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Also - scored a Trolls Happy Meal yesterday and today, so now my kid has both Poppy and Branch figurines.

As Smyths toystore was opposite Maccy-Ds, I treated myself to a Basic Fun Glory to use for a future rehair/custom project  :cool:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 20, 2020, 07:13:56 PM
I’ve finally downloaded steam, and have started playing Team Fortress 2. I'm not very good, but I like it. Not entirely sure how steam works, but I’m learning.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 20, 2020, 10:06:43 PM
My kitty was feeling kind of blah after her vaccines for a couple of days (she's 17) but today she is feeling much better!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 21, 2020, 10:40:23 PM
My dad is really happy with the gift bag I put together for Father's Day; he had to have his main present a couple of days early because there's nowhere in this rather small house that I can hide away a guitar case, so I was worried that the gift bag might fall a bit flat by comparison, but he's really thrilled with his assortment of treats. :D
And now I've got some downtime, chillin' with a hot chocolate and watching Friday Night Dinner.
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Post by: glitterball on June 22, 2020, 09:45:08 AM
A good friend of mine runs a papercrafting club, we used to meet up monthly for an evening of stamping/crafting/gossip and general putting-world-to-rights.

She will be doing a group video live crafting session this evening and popped some new supplies through my postbox this weekend, I had some fun yesterday making bits and bobs ready for tonight as I am sure that I will spend more time chatting & catching up with the ladies rather than actually doing any craft!

At least I have a few "show and tells" for them, hehe  :biggrin:

Now, off to town, the fabric shop reopens today and my quarantine quilt is just short of a particular bit of material...
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 23, 2020, 08:46:11 PM
The puzzle that I thought was missing a piece wasn’t missing one after all.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 23, 2020, 09:37:29 PM
I don't have to pay my attorney again for my next hearing (not that I would have been able to). I was confused and worried since they sent another fee agreement but it doesn't apply since I already paid my retainer in full.

A lot of the forms I fill out end up not applying to me since I'm not making a new disability claim, I'm making a claim to continue my disability. Two completely different things! The latter doesn't happen often! It's not my fault! Social Security -lost- my file, so they said 'screw you, you don't have any evidence!' and tried to cut me off. 'Merica, right?

ANYway! My attorney is still representing me and I also learned that the Judge wants to amend my onset date (because again, they lost my file) and I guess if I agree then the Judge will make a fully favorable decision. Then this 4 year nightmare will be over. I talk to my attorney about it in a couple days. If I agree and sign the forms I might not even have that second trial in August.

Things are looking up for BC! :)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 24, 2020, 10:43:00 AM
While walking through the park today, I discovered that the Magic Path is still there! It's on a big grass verge; there's an inexplicably flat, bare, thin strip of land in what is otherwise a gently sloping grassy hill. When I was a kid, there were a lot of little rocks embedded in the bare ground but they've gone and it's a lot smoother now. The path definitely still magical though. ;)
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 24, 2020, 08:19:08 PM
There was a huge egg in my carton of eggs, and it had two yolks! It was so good. :hearts:

Also, I'm sitting on the balcony, looking at gilded trees and a clear blue sky (rare!) full of common swifts, with a nice summer breeze, listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, while looking forward to a delicious dinner that my husband is preparing. What more could I ask for? :P

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Post by: SpacePinto on June 25, 2020, 02:03:27 AM
I've finally brought myself to start working on three old to-do lists that have been lying around for years, the oldest dating as far back as 2014 :frolic:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 25, 2020, 01:47:18 PM
Made some progress in the garden today, so I'm one step closer to getting my view from the bedroom window back, rather than seeing just hedge all the time. Also got a good workout as I'm doing it all with hand tools, so I've entirely earnt the right to crash out with a cup of herbal tea, watch documentaries about old technology and bask in the refreshing breeze from the fan.
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Post by: glitterball on June 25, 2020, 02:23:07 PM
My phone made a funny noise... turns out I won a pony on EB with a speculative low bid! A nice surprise indeed  ;)

Also - up at 4am today due to the dawn sunlight waking me up (thin curtains).

Due to the current UK heatwave, and our house being constructed in the 1970s out of thin plasterboard and hope, it is waaaay too hot to sleep upstairs. Decided, last night, to set up a "camp" in the cool lounge and my kid absolutely loves it. We had stories and played music into the night before she fell asleep there - as I did too, hence waking up from the light of the thin curtains!

Didn't put my early awakening to waste - went for a run around an awesomely deserted lake (it was ALL MINE!) and felt so happy all alone under the dappled shade of the trees.

Afterwards, and for the rest of today, I have had a sense of "happy", I think the run endorphins had a chance to kick-in!  :biggrin:

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Post by: slyons on June 26, 2020, 03:15:23 AM
I spent the evening at a farm animal rescue sanctuary, and they have horses and ponies and goats and 2 cows!

Yeah, I'm smiling... this is Kevin who just finished eating and stealthily (as stealthy as a horse can be  :lol:) came for some scritches
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And Swayze the pony also looking for some love
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I'm so going back!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 26, 2020, 04:30:30 AM
There are two frogs that hang out on my window in the light from my lamp. Being very smart froggies, they've learned this is a great place to catch food attracted to the light.

Several days ago there was a big storm in the area and the frogs disappeared. I figured they hopped over to the swale to find mates while the weather was nice for them. I didn't think they'd come back BUT tonight they're on the window again in their usual spots! I was so happy to hear the "splat" sound when they jump on the glass :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2020, 06:47:46 AM
I am officially cited in another academic's published paper.

...It's a small victory but given everything else, it makes me happy <3.
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Post by: glitterball on June 26, 2020, 09:11:36 AM
I spent the evening at a farm animal rescue sanctuary, and they have horses and ponies and goats and 2 cows!

Yeah, I'm smiling... this is Kevin who just finished eating and stealthily (as stealthy as a horse can be  :lol:) came for some scritches
https://imgur.com/a/yKHb0Qn

And Swayze the pony also looking for some love https://imgur.com/a/t4CgopI

I'm so going back!

Gorgeous ponies, no wonder you are so going back and Swayze is an adorable palomino!  :lovey:

I am officially cited in another academic's published paper.

...It's a small victory but given everything else, it makes me happy <3.


It's official - you are a legitimate Boffin!!!  :lol:


It's still early in the morning but I am smiling at how fun it was waking up after our second night at our downstairs "campsite" which has access to the big TV and fresh coffee served by my husband!  XD :snicker: :rofl:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 26, 2020, 03:14:44 PM
Finally got the last of the series 2 Cutie Mark Crew that I needed to complete my set.  Just waiting for the last of the ones I ordered from Amazon to come in so I can see if I got the right extras for some customs I want to do...
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Post by: Safflower on June 26, 2020, 06:07:35 PM
I painted some flowers on my white phone case, and now you don't notice how yellowed it is, lol! It looks much nicer.

I am officially cited in another academic's published paper.

...It's a small victory but given everything else, it makes me happy <3.
That's wonderful Taf!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 28, 2020, 01:12:54 PM
I managed to get back from town and rescue the laundry just a couple of minutes before it started lashing down with rain - talk about good timing! :D
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 28, 2020, 03:08:06 PM
I helped someone on Etsy by telling them that someone on eBay.uk are using their pictures trying to sell two ponies.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 29, 2020, 02:02:17 AM
Summer steam sale, I got both portal games for 3 bucks total. And I finished portal today. I’m sad that it’s over, but on to portal 2
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 29, 2020, 03:53:51 PM
I helped someone on Etsy by telling them that someone on eBay.uk are using their pictures trying to sell two ponies.

Well noticed. Pic theft is a bad bad thing.

Today's my Dad's birthday.  <3
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 29, 2020, 05:47:02 PM
Playing Rime has made me a very happy camper today; the environment design in that game is absolutely incredible. It's beautiful to look at but the real substance that makes it so compelling and fascinating is the layout of each area, with all the little secret places tucked away, using parts of your surroundings to solve puzzles, winding paths hiding just out of sight and rooms that change to reveal hidden areas once you've entered them. I've been fascinated by setting design ever since I was a kid, and exploring those surreal temples and gardens has really helped to reignite my passion. It even helped me to make some small steps towards getting back on the horse with my art - just a few small sketches and ideas, but it's a step in the right direction.
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Post by: slyons on June 30, 2020, 02:45:35 AM
Just learned that one is my best friends is having baby number 2!  She tried so hard for 4 years for the first, but this one came as a surprise  ^.^
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Post by: glitterball on June 30, 2020, 12:55:18 PM
Just learned that one is my best friends is having baby number 2!  She tried so hard for 4 years for the first, but this one came as a surprise  ^.^

Aww what a wonderful surprise!!

So my (private) dentist emailed me on the weekend to say that they are re-opening this week, I sent off a reply saying I had a broken filling (since lockdown) and had my appointment booked for this morning!

Social distancing meant only 1 patient in the building (the rest waited in their cars if they were too early) and I wore my mask until told otherwise. My dentist said that Germany were told to keep their dentists open - is this true? - so the UK dentists were very frustrated at being told to stay closed!

I am back home with a new filling and can now chew on BOTH sides of my mouth again!!  :biggrin:
Yay!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 30, 2020, 06:43:10 PM
I found a non-alcoholic stout today that is actually really good! At last! The couple of others that I've tried so far didn't really hit the mark - one was nice and fruity but bizarrely tasted like a cross between wine and beer, the other was just plain watery and didn't taste of anything, so I'm very pleased with my most recent discovery. Now I can have a nice, rich, smokey glass of stout without feeling really ill afterwards! :frolic:
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Post by: Koudoawaia on June 30, 2020, 08:58:16 PM
Recently gotten into scratchboard art again and how well received my scratchboard art has been in most places is making me happy^^
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Post by: glitterball on July 02, 2020, 02:57:23 PM
Miserable, grey weather; went to look in our garage fridge (our lockdown larder for extra storage!) and YAY I found a Chinese duck pancake kit!

Just had our late, DELICIOUS lunch, along with shredded veggies grown by my uncle.

Scrumptious!

Now need to think about what our evening meal should be...
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 03, 2020, 03:02:41 AM
I have been rewatching Jem.  Years ago I bought some CDs that someone had made of Jem and Misfit songs.  While rewatching there were a couple of songs that I wished I had on my iTunes but then I remembered the CDS and that I added the songs to my computer. I found 2 of the songs I wanted to add. :)


Ponyfan
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 03, 2020, 05:28:58 PM
A few things made me smile today:
First was in town, there was a jackdaw foraging and upon seeing it, a little girl got really excited and said "Aww, look at that birdie! Hello birdie!" It was a very heart-warming moment. ^.^
Also found out that my local library reopens on Monday!
Upon getting home from town, I cooked a nice, simple lunch for me and my dad - fish with hash browns and mixed veg! Yums!
And I finally have a copy of Sagas of the Icelanders to read. It only took 10 years to get round to seeking it out! Figured it'd be a change of pace from all the Buddhist books I've been reading recently. :nerdy:


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Post by: Taffeta on July 07, 2020, 12:40:56 PM
My sister is still working from home but she did an experiment this morning to see how successful working with a mask would be.

She wears glasses to use the computer.

She sent me a selfie and her wearing the mask had completely fogged up her glasses.

Her comment simply, "it was not a success."

...Jokes of our times.
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Post by: Pheasant on July 08, 2020, 06:42:25 PM
We have an old doe that has lived on our driveway for... ever, it seems. Each year she raises a set of twin fawns. I hadn't seen her all year, but yesterday evening I took a walk and guess who I saw? Sure enough, she had two little babies with her.  :happy:  They're just now losing their spots.
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Post by: glitterball on July 08, 2020, 08:13:13 PM
We have an old doe that has lived on our driveway for... ever, it seems. Each year she raises a set of twin fawns. I hadn't seen her all year, but yesterday evening I took a walk and guess who I saw? Sure enough, she had two little babies with her.  :happy:  They're just now losing their spots.
So cute!!

I was surprised to win an auction recently and today ponymail arrived - a gorgeous G1 Honeycomb in such good condition, too! So pleased with her... she is now off to join my little Honeycomb army..  :lol:
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Post by: Beldarna on July 09, 2020, 07:31:36 AM
I finally got my unemployment! Finally I feel a little bit financially secure.
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Post by: glitterball on July 09, 2020, 08:49:49 AM
I finally got my unemployment! Finally I feel a little bit financially secure.
A weight off your mind!

Husband made me freshly brewed coffee this morning - lovely!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 09, 2020, 04:02:35 PM
These exceptionally laid-back orcas have rather amused me today. :D

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I have also made some progress with crochet, managed do a chain stitch without the yarn falling off the hook! At last!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on July 09, 2020, 11:46:04 PM
Today has been a generally cruddy day, but my friend got out of hospital after 3 months of physio after she slipped and really damaged her knee. Now she just has two weeks of isolation and then I can finally see her again!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on July 11, 2020, 02:53:38 PM
I'm writing a story & am positively amazed at how well everything is fitting, for example one of my three Gods is the God of the Sky & the Mind, so all His gifts can be learned & studied. Sky-fire is lightning, which is electricity... & that's just one thing in the whole story. :art:

Apart from that, Kittywinks made me smile, as do all you lot on here xxx :lovey:
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Post by: glitterball on July 11, 2020, 07:15:45 PM
Bought my kid a sew-your-own* narwhal kit from TKMaxx

*Mummy does all the sewing, grr

anyway, it turned out OK; I gave up hand stitching (the fabric was so soft and fluffy it was tricky to get any tension) so used my sewing machine, which sped things up.

I got her to write a little message so that we could pop it in with the stuffing!

She is now obsessed with this narwhal; it hasn't left her side in 24 hours...

it's all cute really!  :)
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Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2020, 06:18:51 PM
Butterflies all over the buddleia at last <3
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Post by: Harmonie on July 12, 2020, 06:26:59 PM
My parents bought me a new dress! I haven't really been able to treat myself much lately, so it is really nice. Not so tight and comfy for summer!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 13, 2020, 12:26:35 AM
For the first time in months I finally have ALL my medication. My new psychiatrist was appalled that whoever I spoke to on the phone from the clinic told me I couldn't get my meds refilled. She also said that I should be seen every month, since I'm a critical case. She was also able to get the pharmacy to fill my other medication, which before now, I had to get in sample packs from the clinic (and had run out of since the clinic was closed).

I have to start at a lower dose and work back up to where I was, but I'm taking everything I should be and I have plenty of refills so I won't need to worry for a while.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 15, 2020, 04:38:54 PM
This may be a bit mean, but it made me smile nonetheless. :mrgreen:

If I ever needed proof that I am an adult, then I got it today. I live in a flat, and I heard some curious sounds under my window. When I went to find the source of the noise, I saw three kids violently beating a bush with a huge stick. Since I hate any kind of violence towards any living beings, I opened the window and yelled at them (not in an nasty way or anything, just very much to the point). They immediately turned into deers-in-headlights and bolted.

You must understand that there are absolutely no kids in my life whatsoever, so I have absolutely zero experience with interacting with children. The fact that they were actually afraid of me (just for your information, I was wearing a big floral grandma nightgown and generally look like a goody two shoes), made me feel like such a grown-up. :mrgreen:

(Of course, feeling that way makes me pathetically childish at the same time, but please just let me enjoy my moment. :P )
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 15, 2020, 08:10:30 PM
What made me smile today was starting a new volunteering job. It's so nice to be back among my local community and working with pleasant, supportive people again, all for a good cause as well! Given how horrendous the past couple of years have been, this feels like a decisive step in a much more positive direction in life. :hope:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on July 16, 2020, 07:32:55 AM
Played dnd with my friends, had a good session. My character was deemed to be too much of a liability (Large centaur on a stealth mission) so I get to play an NPC. This NPC is (unknown to the party) a double agent of the person who we are trying to take down and will probably backstab them all. I’ve never actually played a bad guy henchman, or evil characters in general. I’m kind of excited despite not having the slightest idea how to play them well. But I love the change of pace for me, and I hope I play the role well.
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Post by: glitterball on July 17, 2020, 10:56:20 PM
Mewtwofan1, my kid has started playing a new game online with her friends and is loving it!
Miniature Sheep, good for you!
Broken Irishwoman, grandma nightgown FTW!

So today, masked-up, I went to IKEA... and my kid actually wanted to come with me! (She normally opts to stay home as she gets bored with walking around.)

Managed to buy some bold & bloomy curtains called ROSENMOTT, (much prettier in-person than on the website photo and similar in design to some vintage drapes that I own that went nicely with my antique chaise longue). Got 2 packs as I really like the colours - and I have very wide windows so need to double-up anyway. Plus they are brand new & pristine (although my vintage drapes hold old-world charm).

While queuing... taking ages as alternate tills were closed to aid in social distancing - my kid suddenly said she REALLY missed Nandos and fancied some chicken...

now, I checked on my phone and saw that the closest one was collect-only after a web order via the app. A few weeks ago, one of my order attempts got dismissed (store too busy to accept, apparently) urgh that really peeved me... I thought about it and decided to see if I could order successfully today - bingo! My order was accepted and I had half an hour to pay and exit IKEA and pick up lunch!

We made it with 2 minutes to spare and lunch was very much enjoyed!

Oh, an Ebay purchase arrived today - a pretty gin bottle that I had fun converting into a lamp. I don't drink gin so I am happy to buy the used bottles; the project turned out well so I feel pleased  :lol:


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Post by: Ponybookworm on July 18, 2020, 12:24:32 AM
Bakana thinks you should have bought a sharky while in Ikea, but she would, she's my Ikea sharky lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
Glad you had a good lunch though.

Anyway, what made me smile was a successful experiment making a microwave, eggless cake mix by myself out of raw ingredients, & the first lot tasted very good!!!
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Post by: glitterball on July 18, 2020, 09:54:56 PM
Bakana thinks you should have bought a sharky while in Ikea, but she would, she's my Ikea sharky lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
Glad you had a good lunch though.

Anyway, what made me smile was a successful experiment making a microwave, eggless cake mix by myself out of raw ingredients, & the first lot tasted very good!!!

Tee hee hee, I take it you made more  ;)

I went to Hobbycraft this morning, they had a sale!  :freak:
I bought a little gadget for ten pounds (half price!) that converts from a mini ironing pad into a self_healing cutting mat and a sandpaper/moleskin bit that you can arrange patchwork pieces upon without slipping.
Here it is:
https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/assorted-quilters-multi-mat/624161-1000

So today I had lots of fun with it, a rotary cutter and going through some of my fabric stash to make a very quick quilt! Todays theme was greens, aquas and pale blues; it's a bit bright and funky and will end up on my kid's bed when finished  :lol:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on July 19, 2020, 12:48:53 AM
I made some cupcakes & then made what was left into a bigger cake. Ate the bigger one first.

I bought a cutting mat myself & a set of blades & they helped me modify some of my wooden dollhouse kits. That thing looks awesome!!!

Bakana still wants to know when you're getting a >^:<
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 19, 2020, 01:28:39 AM
The library where I work has used being closed to the public to go through everything and weed out items that are old or out of date, that aren't checking out or are in bad condition.  When items get weeded out for age or not getting checked out enough, they are set aside to be put into our book sale.  Since we are closed right now, our book sale is on hold.  But since I work there, I've been able to put my name on some items that I want and I've been able to purchase them.  One of the items I was able to buy was the Walt Disney Treasures Disney Rarities collection which has some cartoons I've been looking for for a very long time such as "Pigs is Pigs" and "The Brave Engineer."  This collection new on Amazon is over $100. The cheapest used copy is $48. Since our book sale sells DVDs for $1/disc maxing out at $3 for items with more than 3 discs, I paid $2 for it.   :biggrin: 
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beldarna on July 19, 2020, 07:01:55 AM
I finally got to swim in the sea. Now the summer can be whatever it wants, rainy, windy, horrible or sunny. I've done what I longed for.
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Post by: Safflower on July 21, 2020, 01:18:51 AM
My laptop is working again!!! YES! It's been over a month!
And I'm posting this post from it!

Edit: Aaaaaand it’s broken again this morning. Rip laptop, you had a good run.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 21, 2020, 02:03:09 PM
I put a bathroom cabinet together today, and learned how to hang things on a wall using only hand tools. It's really livened up the bathroom and renewed my faith in my capacity to conquer the horrors of flat pack furniture! :lol: I also encountered an article about some young witches who have tried to hex the moon and are threatening the sun next, which was quite an entertaining read (can't remember if it was Arena-friendly, so I've erred on the side of caution and not linked to it). I'm curious to know what exactly the moon has done to deserve such treatment!
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 22, 2020, 03:15:05 AM
Netflix worked on the Smart TV tonight.   :cheer:  :cheer:  No stopping in the middle of movie, no buffering and restarting and no strange pixelating.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on July 22, 2020, 07:35:38 PM
Netflix worked on the Smart TV tonight.   :cheer:  :cheer:  No stopping in the middle of movie, no buffering and restarting and no strange pixelating.


Ponyfan
Nice!!!! I love my big monitor for watching Netflix on (no TV here - I'm all computer stuff)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 23, 2020, 07:08:13 PM
I was sorting through some donations during my volunteer work today and there was so much Wedgwood jasperware! There were Christmas plates for every year from 1973 to 1979, another plate to commemorate the Moscow olympics, a nice big vase and a cute little trinket dish. The real showstopper was a massive, really hefty bonbon dish, though. I'm trying to exercise restraint when it comes to vintage Staffordshire-made ceramics, but they're always nice to see!
Also licorice allsorts have made me very happy today. Mmmm.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 23, 2020, 07:29:50 PM
I found a calendar from 1999. I kept it for two reasons. One, it's a tiger calendar and they're one of my favorite animals. Two, I wrote down the day I got my cat Bass :heart:

She passed away in 2017. She was my heart and I miss her everyday. Seeing that little message I wrote, "Day I got Bastet" made me really happy that I've kept the calendar this long.  :lovey:
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Post by: SpacePinto on July 24, 2020, 09:31:12 PM
I went to the dentist today for a deep cleaning and then a routine checkup with a different dentist, and I heard that everything was perfect!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 25, 2020, 08:30:19 AM
I finally completed the Fish Tome on Okami! It took far too long to find an oarfish to catch, and I am sick of the sight of monkfish and huchen, but it's done now. Ah, sweet relief. Definitely a worthwhile achievement in life. XD
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2020, 06:14:41 PM
This is a very superficial thing given the crises still happening around the world.

But sometimes those things matter.

Somehow, despite VAR, Covid and all the naysayers, Villa are spending another year in the premiership.

I'm not sure how that happened. But I'm not complaining.

Supporting midland football teams is not for the faint hearted.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 26, 2020, 08:04:41 PM
A hedgehog visited the garden this evening! My wildlife habitats are still very much a work in progress, so it's great to see that what's there is already being enjoyed by lovely little critters. :heart: I also finally managed to draw something halfway decent, despite the persistent anxiety that's been throwing a spanner in the works of practically everything I'd tried to do lately. Victory! Now I just have to get back into the habit of drawing on a regular (ideally daily) basis.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 26, 2020, 10:59:54 PM
I also finally managed to draw something halfway decent, despite the persistent anxiety that's been throwing a spanner in the works of practically everything I'd tried to do lately. Victory! Now I just have to get back into the habit of drawing on a regular (ideally daily) basis.

If it helps any, I really dig your art. I saw your blog when it was still linked. Really liked the magazines though as an American some of the jokes went over my head :lol:

---

My cat has gained three ounces! She's almost to five pounds. Her medicine is working :accomplished:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 27, 2020, 03:26:42 PM
Yay for cat medicine <3

My mother had a phone conversation with the hospital this morning (following up a review appt she should have had in April but you know, covid and shielding and all that). And they were quite surprised and impressed by how long since she last had an infection (apparently not since she was hospitalised in may 2019 with pneumonia)...to the point they asked her how she was doing it so they could take notes xD.

I told her it's because she's a biological alien.

Because sometimes I genuinely think she is.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 28, 2020, 01:54:39 PM
This comically tiny whittling knife has suitably amused me today. :D (Shown with laptop keys for scale)

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I seriously doubt the likelihood of it being any use for carving, but it is entertaining!

I also finally managed to draw something halfway decent, despite the persistent anxiety that's been throwing a spanner in the works of practically everything I'd tried to do lately. Victory! Now I just have to get back into the habit of drawing on a regular (ideally daily) basis.

If it helps any, I really dig your art. I saw your blog when it was still linked. Really liked the magazines though as an American some of the jokes went over my head :lol:


Thank you very much! :hug: That really means a lot, I've been in two minds over whether or not to continue working on my zines for ages because I thought nobody was enjoying them!
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 29, 2020, 03:03:17 AM
Netflix worked again on the Smart TV. :D  I think I figured how to make it not stop or suddenly buffer in the middle of a movie.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 31, 2020, 08:00:33 PM
Finally finished cutting back the ridiculously overgrown hedge (or 'The Primordial Wilderness', which is its proper name) in the back garden, which involved sawing through numerous branches - some as thick as a person's thigh - with a handsaw. So glad that's done!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 01, 2020, 02:49:45 AM
In the (non-Pony, adult-themed) story I'm writing my main character, & some others, can hear all animals talk. Early on I established that insects sing, & that beetles, due to being unable to resist the pun, sing songs based on songs by the Beatles. I just found out fireflies are beetles too, & look forward to having them do a version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!!!
Like:
We are fireflies & we're glowing
We are fireflies & we're glowing
We are fireflies & we're glowing
Aaaaaahhhhhhh....
 :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: :happy: :happy: :happy: :enthralled: :enthralled: :enthralled:
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 02, 2020, 03:08:07 PM
I have a small stack of Post It notes on my desk.  These make me smile because they are thoughts I wanted to write down before I forgot them. A few notes quickly grew in to more.  Hopefully I will be able to read my own writing when I type my thoughts from the notes on the computer.

Ponyfan
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 02, 2020, 03:34:11 PM
Got Lego Friends Set 41335 Mia’s Treehouse with her and her brother today instead of tomorrow.
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Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2020, 09:48:25 AM
Sister is home :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2020, 02:07:43 PM
Sister is home :)



Hearing this makes me smile too.  :D



Ponyfan
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 04, 2020, 07:12:57 PM
I got an invitation to a job interview for tomorrow! It's a bit short notice, but considering that I missed the initial e-mail because it went to my junk folder, it was very good of the folks at the office to be so understanding and accomodating when I called them to explain the situation. :frolic:
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 04, 2020, 07:46:44 PM
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I put a fakie up on the cat perch that I'm going to defrizz shortly and my nasty cat decided to not knock her over! They're bonding.
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Post by: glitterball on August 05, 2020, 01:06:25 AM
Fabric quilting store re-opened and I managed to get that extra needed fabric for my stalled quilt project  :)

Then visited Laura Ashley store, who are closing down  :( but managed to score lots of rolls of pretty wallpaper - reduced to just 4 pounds from a whopping 40  :shocked: :lol: great for paper crafting, lining drawers and decorating feature walls in the future  ;)


I got an invitation to a job interview for tomorrow! It's a bit short notice, but considering that I missed the initial e-mail because it went to my junk folder, it was very good of the folks at the office to be so understanding and accomodating when I called them to explain the situation. :frolic:

Good luck!!


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I put a fakie up on the cat perch that I'm going to defrizz shortly and my nasty cat decided to not knock her over! They're bonding.

Both cute  :cool:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 05, 2020, 07:54:47 AM
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I put a fakie up on the cat perch that I'm going to defrizz shortly and my nasty cat decided to not knock her over! They're bonding.
Moggies always make me smile xxx
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Post by: Taffeta on August 06, 2020, 08:32:25 PM
Good luck with the job interview, Miniature Sheep!

(Wow, that's an awesome sentence to say. Must say it in public some time and see how much more people distance from me...)

Cats are awesome.
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Post by: slyons on August 07, 2020, 01:34:40 AM
Hubby came home with a surprise for me, brought me a thumb track mouse after I had been complaining about my old two button (not even a scroll wheel!) current one....thought I was going to hate it but it's surprised me!  ^.^
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Post by: True on August 07, 2020, 07:41:17 AM
I ordered some fast food, and when I went to pay, they said the person ahead of me paid for mine, so I paid for the people behind me. :) its funny cause as i was driving up, I was thinking about buying the peoples food behind me anyway, and then the employee said "put your money away, the person ahead paid for it" lol so that was a nice feeling.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 07, 2020, 07:36:42 PM
My friend has learnt about Australian foods like fairy bread and lamingtons. She is in the process of loosing her mind at the concept of white bread with butter and sprinkles on it. I never thought it was weird but it’s funny to watch her try to comprehend some of this.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 08, 2020, 10:16:25 AM
My friend has learnt about Australian foods like fairy bread and lamingtons. She is in the process of loosing her mind at the concept of white bread with butter and sprinkles on it. I never thought it was weird but it’s funny to watch her try to comprehend some of this.
Well I grew up wi bread, butter & sugar as a simple sweet treat, so for me it's just adding a little food dye to the sugar... I think I'd prefer the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli though...

Fun fact: UK calls sugar sprinkles "hundreds & thousands" & when you heap them on the bread you can see why...
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 08, 2020, 06:01:59 PM
A bookseller went the extra mile for me today to help me get the book I was looking for.

Also, I have a new Blu Ray/DVD player. 

Ponyfan
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 08, 2020, 11:51:00 PM
My friend has learnt about Australian foods like fairy bread and lamingtons. She is in the process of loosing her mind at the concept of white bread with butter and sprinkles on it. I never thought it was weird but it’s funny to watch her try to comprehend some of this.
Well I grew up wi bread, butter & sugar as a simple sweet treat, so for me it's just adding a little food dye to the sugar... I think I'd prefer the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli though...

Fun fact: UK calls sugar sprinkles "hundreds & thousands" & when you heap them on the bread you can see why...

Wait, what?! ...I'm not sure if that sounds good or not. Do you guys have cheese bread? Cheese baked right into the dough. Yum.

Anyway, I was able to catch my window sill spider and let her go on the big tree in the backyard.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 09, 2020, 11:17:28 AM
My friend has learnt about Australian foods like fairy bread and lamingtons. She is in the process of loosing her mind at the concept of white bread with butter and sprinkles on it. I never thought it was weird but it’s funny to watch her try to comprehend some of this.
Well I grew up wi bread, butter & sugar as a simple sweet treat, so for me it's just adding a little food dye to the sugar... I think I'd prefer the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli though...

Fun fact: UK calls sugar sprinkles "hundreds & thousands" & when you heap them on the bread you can see why...

Wait, what?! ...I'm not sure if that sounds good or not. Do you guys have cheese bread? Cheese baked right into the dough. Yum.

Anyway, I was able to catch my window sill spider and let her go on the big tree in the backyard.
Yes we do it's delicious!!!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 09, 2020, 06:29:58 PM
My friend has learnt about Australian foods like fairy bread and lamingtons. She is in the process of loosing her mind at the concept of white bread with butter and sprinkles on it. I never thought it was weird but it’s funny to watch her try to comprehend some of this.
Well I grew up wi bread, butter & sugar as a simple sweet treat, so for me it's just adding a little food dye to the sugar... I think I'd prefer the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli though...

Fun fact: UK calls sugar sprinkles "hundreds & thousands" & when you heap them on the bread you can see why...

Wait, what?! ...I'm not sure if that sounds good or not. Do you guys have cheese bread? Cheese baked right into the dough. Yum.

Anyway, I was able to catch my window sill spider and let her go on the big tree in the backyard.
Yes we do it's delicious!!!
They call it “hundreds & thousands” down there too. But up here it’s just sprinkles.
Yesterday I got to watch Star Trek lower decks with dad. I think we both like it. It’s not as serious as the other series of Star Trek, but that’s part of the appeal. It’s nice to see starfleet officers acting a bit more casual and human. And today I got to watch the owl house. Spoilers for those who haven’t seen the latest episode, but Grom is amazing and made my little heart explode!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 10, 2020, 08:18:27 PM
These puns amused me today. :D

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Post by: Harmonie on August 13, 2020, 03:50:40 PM
I had a cute little MLP-related dream. Of course, it was a dream, so it didn't exactly make sense.

It had another MLP fan coming to my house. I don't remember what all she did, but it seemed like she had a job or something to make MLP fans happy. She gave me a tattoo of a pony on the area above my ankle. I would never get a tattoo in reality, but it was cute. The funny thing was that she asked me which pony I'd prefer to have for the tattoo, I couldn't answer. She started drawing a pony that was kind of like G3 Desert Rose, but not exactly, as the vines of her symbol curled onto her back legs, like some of the G3 lines.

The dream ended shortly after when she was getting into her car to leave. I realized I didn't wear a mask and neither did she and started freaking out. (I swear being maskless is the new being naked in public dream lol)

There was also another dream I had last night where I was in Canada, and really happy for the better climate and to be out of the US.
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Post by: Taffeta on August 13, 2020, 09:32:29 PM
These puns amused me today. :D

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XD

Mum went to the local store this morning. Why did that make me smile?

Because she said that when she left she was about to remove her mask and then she heard my voice in her head reminding her to use sanitiser, so she did.

I feel like we had a breakthrough.

Also, thus far, NO STORMS tonight.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 14, 2020, 10:42:25 PM
When somebody has such a cute idea five or six of you put ideas on how to Customise it, & it finally comes to fruition!!! We're so close to having our special edition Custom-made specials!!! (Not a Pony, a something else...)
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 16, 2020, 03:08:05 PM
I found an amazing fanfiction the other day.  It's still being written but I really like what I've read so far.  Th author has stated that they often rewatch the anime the fanfiction is based on while they write and I can see a lot of the things that happen in the story happening in cannon. 

Ponyfan   
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 16, 2020, 05:39:27 PM
I had some charity shop luck today... early 90s Jenga! The overall design is very satisfying; there's a lovely blue and pink gradient on the box and the blocks have bold, stodgy lettering on them. Looking forward to having some nostalgic fun later. :D
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Post by: Koudoawaia on August 16, 2020, 11:47:57 PM
My husband gave me a loving smile and said thank you when I came back with the medicine he was needing and I smiled back and told him I love his smile.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 17, 2020, 07:41:46 AM
We finished a long running campaign of our with my friend group. It was a fulfilling but bittersweet end, and I hope we get an epilogue episode. But now this mean the time for one of us to leave is coming close. Our DM for the longest time is moving to Switzerland for school. We all couldn’t be prouder for him, and have agreed to keep in touch and play dnd together once a month when he moves. But...I also had another idea. A going away surprise party. I have no idea how to pull it off as my parents refuse to have a group of loud teenagers in their house enjoying cake and snacks. But I Hope was can have a party. Nobody has seen anybody since lockdown went into place, and now that the restrictions are lifted...I think it would be a nice gesture. I love these guys more than I can describe. The adventures and stories we’ve made will stay close to my heart. I want one more happy moment in person with them before we all step into post secondary and can’t be together as much. 
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 17, 2020, 04:27:12 PM
I bought my first pair of (non-water) shoes in about 15 years. My gosh they are amazing.

My old ones are Skechers so since they lasted so long I went with Skechers again. They're Go Walks and they feel so comfortable. Plus no laces to mess with. Even my messed up foot feels good in them! (they were on sale too!)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 18, 2020, 11:08:48 PM
I helped a tortoise cross a busy road. You always put them in the direction they are heading, this guy was just off the median toward some mangroves.

I'm glad most people are understanding when you stop traffic to pick up a reptile. It happens a lot here!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 19, 2020, 04:51:33 AM
I helped a tortoise cross a busy road. You always put them in the direction they are heading, this guy was just off the median toward some mangroves.

I'm glad most people are understanding when you stop traffic to pick up a reptile. It happens a lot here!
Oh that’s so sweet! I’m smiling just thinking about it!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 19, 2020, 01:14:42 PM
I helped a tortoise cross a busy road. You always put them in the direction they are heading, this guy was just off the median toward some mangroves.

I'm glad most people are understanding when you stop traffic to pick up a reptile. It happens a lot here!

Well done you!!

I used to help baby frogs because they'd get killed so easily by traffic and stuff. I'd see them on the walk to school. They're so cute...

My smile thing today is realising that yes, Sunset Shimmer can wear a mask too xD. I was overdue a new avatar...
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 19, 2020, 05:54:05 PM
Aw, thanks guys :blush: He was probably my 10th or so turtle/tortoise I helped out. I've also escorted two snakes and a baby alligator (the gator was under attack by vultures, I tossed him back in the lake). It's fairly common here :)

My smile is for the weather :hearts: It's been thundering all morning and we're under grey skies. It's only 89° right now, which is still too hot but it's much better than 106. It's extra great since I need to clean my bike today. I won't mind being outside ^.^
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 19, 2020, 11:49:01 PM
I helped a tortoise cross a busy road. You always put them in the direction they are heading, this guy was just off the median toward some mangroves.

I'm glad most people are understanding when you stop traffic to pick up a reptile. It happens a lot here!

Well done you!!

I used to help baby frogs because they'd get killed so easily by traffic and stuff. I'd see them on the walk to school. They're so cute...

My smile thing today is realising that yes, Sunset Shimmer can wear a mask too xD. I was overdue a new avatar...
I would have loved to meet a tortoise or turtle!!!

And Taffeta, LOVING your new avatar!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2020, 01:17:28 PM

And Taffeta, LOVING your new avatar!!!

It had to be done. ;)

I did think about getting Dash and Minty out of the wardrobe and having the three of them, but then realised it would be hard to promote social distancing and keep them in the same frame. Plus it's harder to get the plushes back in the wardrobe than getting them out, they tend to fall on me if I mess with them too much.

They're the only BAB plushes I have. Sunset has special priveleges though.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 23, 2020, 06:20:17 PM
While sorting through donations today, I encountered a wig with a bright yellow bra attached to it. Stay classy, Macclesfield. :lol:
(Suffice to say that was not put out for sale in the shop!)
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Post by: glitterball on August 25, 2020, 06:15:39 PM
While sorting through donations today, I encountered a wig with a bright yellow bra attached to it. Stay classy, Macclesfield. :lol:
(Suffice to say that was not put out for sale in the shop!)

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Got woken up at 5am by the kiddo who wanted me to go downstairs with her to watch a movie (she didn't want to be alone) so I browsed Ebay while Wreck It Ralph was on...

...saw a listing for a fountain pen, new in packet. The photo showed it as pink yet the title/description said it was black; as it was a certain limited edition pen that I have been after AND it was a BIN at a bargain price, AND it was only just listed, I chanced it and bought it, then sent a message afterwards asking the seller to clarify; yippee it WAS pink so that was a great bit of luck and my girl will have a pretty pen for school!  :cool:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on August 25, 2020, 07:35:34 PM
This morning it almost felt like autumn. ^.^
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 25, 2020, 08:34:14 PM
I made it through my telephone hearing.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 26, 2020, 06:23:32 AM
Have arranged to meet up and purchase a lot of 40 ponies and accessories from someone on Facebook marketplace, and I spotted a few harder to find ponies in there. I’ve never purchased off Facebook, so I am excited! My sister seems to be worried it’s a scam, but I am a responsible adult who knows what to do! I’m sure it will be fine, and I am excited to meet the seller on Friday!
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Post by: NanoRuby on August 26, 2020, 07:06:36 AM
My first day of college was today, and I was really anxious about it, but all of my classmates and professors so far are just as nerdy and weird as I am, so maybe school won't be so bad.
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Post by: Pheasant on August 26, 2020, 09:28:17 PM
Submitted my resume to a couple businesses around town; one asked me to come back tomorrow! Fingers crossed!  :accomplished:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 26, 2020, 09:58:06 PM
Submitted my resume to a couple businesses around town; one asked me to come back tomorrow! Fingers crossed!  :accomplished:

Best of luck to you! :cheer:

What made me smile today was having a bat about on Resident Evil 4, although it did made me feel old, as the last time I played it was way back in secondary school, on that mysterious ancient relic known as the Gamecube (ah, memories.) I still find the combat quite challenging, but my philosophy is that thoughtful inventory and resource management is the true path to success.
I will continue to tell myself that until Leon is summarily trousered by angry Ganados. ;)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 27, 2020, 12:38:10 AM
^ RE4 is a classic! I still play it on my Cube once in a while. I think they're going to remake it like the other early RE games.

What made me ecstatic is the movers are coming on Tuesday!!! :cheer:  :cheer:

It's taken two solid months to get all my stuff packed and my furniture ready, but I'll finally be moved in soon! Yay!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 27, 2020, 11:56:04 AM
^ RE4 is a classic! I still play it on my Cube once in a while. I think they're going to remake it like the other early RE games.

What made me ecstatic is the movers are coming on Tuesday!!! :cheer:  :cheer:

It's taken two solid months to get all my stuff packed and my furniture ready, but I'll finally be moved in soon! Yay!
THIS is awesome news!!! Been following your moving saga since the start xxx :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :happy: :happy: :happy: :newpony: :newpony: :newpony: :relaxed: :relaxed: :relaxed: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 27, 2020, 07:29:06 PM
^ RE4 is a classic! I still play it on my Cube once in a while. I think they're going to remake it like the other early RE games.

What made me ecstatic is the movers are coming on Tuesday!!! :cheer:  :cheer:

It's taken two solid months to get all my stuff packed and my furniture ready, but I'll finally be moved in soon! Yay!

Congratulations! Have fun in your new home! :happy:

As luck would have it, I saw an article about the upcoming RE4 remake the other day. Very exciting indeed! The visuals on the original are still great, but I can't wait to see what the new version will look like! :D
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Post by: Pheasant on August 28, 2020, 05:26:08 AM
Submitted my resume to a couple businesses around town; one asked me to come back tomorrow! Fingers crossed!  :accomplished:

Best of luck to you! :cheer:

What made me smile today was having a bat about on Resident Evil 4, although it did made me feel old, as the last time I played it was way back in secondary school, on that mysterious ancient relic known as the Gamecube (ah, memories.) I still find the combat quite challenging, but my philosophy is that thoughtful inventory and resource management is the true path to success.
I will continue to tell myself that until Leon is summarily trousered by angry Ganados. ;)

Thank you! I go in for training tomorrow morning. :good: It'll be my first time working in a cafe.

The Gamecube is one of my favorite systems; it had some solid titles.<3 (I grew up with a GC-compatible Wii; my childhood was spent on Metroid Prime, Spyro, and Fire Emblem.)

ETA: Huge congrats, BlackCurtains! Hope the move-in goes smoothly. :)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 28, 2020, 01:10:59 PM
Thanks, all!! I'm really excited!

Congrats, Pheasant!

My smile today was my cat waking me up by gently pawing my face and purring :heart: She hasn't done that in a while.
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Post by: glitterball on August 28, 2020, 06:10:20 PM
was invited to my friend's house today (we have been social bubbling with their household) as she now has a cute wee puppy!  :heart: :heart:

The little scamp growled at me after I playfully sparred with him - oops - I forget he is so young! But soon he got used to me and fell asleep in my arms.

Boy, he passed some very stinky wind!  :X :toot:
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on August 28, 2020, 07:11:41 PM
Ode To My Family was on the radio at work. :D :heart:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 31, 2020, 03:01:50 PM
A comedy sketch from an Irish TV show, about songs being taken literally, completely made my day today. It's easily one of the funniest things I've seen in ages but I can't link to it because it's got a lot of adult humour in it. One of the best ones was Wonderwall, where two blokes were gazing in sheer amazement at a plain grey wall, and one of them was on his phone going "You've got to get down here and look at this brickwork!" :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on August 31, 2020, 09:15:49 PM
A comedy sketch from an Irish TV show, about songs being taken literally, completely made my day today. It's easily one of the funniest things I've seen in ages but I can't link to it because it's got a lot of adult humour in it. One of the best ones was Wonderwall, where two blokes were gazing in sheer amazement at a plain grey wall, and one of them was on his phone going "You've got to get down here and look at this brickwork!" :lol:

<3

You know I often wish that someone would do a comedy sketch where they literally reenacted the things they say on the football commentary. Like, "he's taken his legs!" and "he's a poacher in the box!" and...there's so much nonsense I think it'd be brilliant.
Your example made me think of it :)
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Post by: tikibirds on September 02, 2020, 01:28:30 PM
Its my birthday.  ^.^
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 02, 2020, 03:07:33 PM
Its my birthday.  ^.^

 :party: :party: :green: :green: :birthday: :green: :green: :party: :party:
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Post by: NanoRuby on September 02, 2020, 06:33:35 PM
Its my birthday.  ^.^

Happy birthday, tikibirds!!  :birthday:

What made me smile is that everyone in my film class had to pitch a concept for a short film today, and not only did I get to hear everyone's ideas and see how creative everyone is, but my pitch was voted to be one of the four final short films we'll be making! I have self esteem issues, so this was a real boost to my confidence.
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 02, 2020, 07:02:23 PM
The starlings are gathering again. :D We never see them throughout the year, but each year they come here in September to get the berries from the tree across the street. They dive into it by the dozens, eat, and then the whole tree "explodes" as they fly away. This happens a few times a day until all the berries are gone. And the noise they make...! :D :heart:

They haven't started robbing the tree yet, but this morning I woke up to the sound of one or two starlings for the first time this year, so it'll only be a matter of days before they're all here. ^.^
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 03, 2020, 06:07:10 PM
A comedy sketch from an Irish TV show, about songs being taken literally, completely made my day today. It's easily one of the funniest things I've seen in ages but I can't link to it because it's got a lot of adult humour in it. One of the best ones was Wonderwall, where two blokes were gazing in sheer amazement at a plain grey wall, and one of them was on his phone going "You've got to get down here and look at this brickwork!" :lol:

<3

You know I often wish that someone would do a comedy sketch where they literally reenacted the things they say on the football commentary. Like, "he's taken his legs!" and "he's a poacher in the box!" and...there's so much nonsense I think it'd be brilliant.
Your example made me think of it :)

Oooh, yes! That would make for some great comedy moments! Incidentally, I am now thinking of one football player grabbing another by the legs and absconding across the pitch with him. XD

And the thing that made me smile today was a bit of an odd one, as it turns out an interview I was preparing for tomorrow, is in fact scheduled for next week. More time to prepare - woo! :frolic:
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Post by: Taffeta on September 03, 2020, 06:14:46 PM
My bus driver was dressed as Dennis the Menace.

...I still don't know why. But it definitely made me smile.
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Post by: Satin Slipper on September 04, 2020, 07:48:52 AM
Having a fully charged phone made me smile...
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Post by: NanoRuby on September 06, 2020, 06:12:20 PM
Found this video of a porcupine that sounds like it's from a cartoon. That made me smile.

https://youtu.be/cILZ_cB3_so
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Post by: tikibirds on September 07, 2020, 02:38:40 PM
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    Its my birthday.  ^.^


Happy birthday, tikibirds!!

 ^.^ I slept all day  :lol:
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Post by: Ponyfan on September 07, 2020, 03:28:20 PM
I have been reading some really great fanfiction based on an anime that I love.  The author has stated that they watch the episodes as they write and it really shows how close they’ve tried to stay to cannon while making the story their own and not simply repeating everything that happens in the anime.  There’s been a few times that I haven’t agreed with how a character acts or responds to things in their story but most of the time their characterizations are very true to the anime.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on September 07, 2020, 04:47:54 PM
I have been reading some really great fanfiction based on an anime that I love.  The author has stated that they watch the episodes as they write and it really shows how close they’ve tried to stay to cannon while making the story their own and not simply repeating everything that happens in the anime.  There’s been a few times that I haven’t agreed with how a character acts or responds to things in their story but most of the time their characterizations are very true to the anime.

Ponyfan

The best fanfictions do this <3.

@Tikibirds - belated happy birthday!

My thing for today is maybe making progress, finally, on editing my thesis towards it maybe...one day...being a book.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 07, 2020, 08:14:12 PM
I was given a gift at work today, a Guinness bottle opener that doubles as a fridge magnet! Now I just need some actual Guinness to go with it. ;D
There were also some really lovely customers in the shop today. There were also some absolutely awful, entitled, self-centred people as well, but the really nice people massively outnumbered them and I'm very grateful for that.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on September 08, 2020, 05:48:47 PM
I finally have internet! :cheer:

What an ordeal though. I'm all moved in too! It's just me, my cat and a mountain of boxes.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on September 08, 2020, 06:31:01 PM
 :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :newpony: :newpony: :newpony:
Congrats BlackCurtains!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 09, 2020, 06:15:35 PM
I finally have internet! :cheer:

What an ordeal though. I'm all moved in too! It's just me, my cat and a mountain of boxes.

Congratulations to you and your cat! :cheer:

And the thing that made me smile today was getting some writing done, just a quick draft for a comedy sketch but it's a start!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on September 09, 2020, 11:35:50 PM
I finally have internet! :cheer:

What an ordeal though. I'm all moved in too! It's just me, my cat and a mountain of boxes.

Congratulations to you and your cat! :cheer:

And the thing that made me smile today was getting some writing done, just a quick draft for a comedy sketch but it's a start!
It's never easy getting yourself to do that "Big Project TM". I mean today I got so distracted by writer's prompt Reddit I only got three or four paragraphs of my "Big Project TM" done but hey it's better than none right??? Just a little each day & it will be finished!!!
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Post by: Ponyfan on September 10, 2020, 11:36:40 PM
I downloaded some anime songs today. :)


Ponyfan
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Post by: Ponybookworm on September 11, 2020, 11:10:14 AM
Loud bashy workmen have a reason for being here: my Skylight Saga TM is to come to an end!!! YAIY!!! They'll be here for a few months but if it sorts out the Skylight Saga TM I don't mind at all!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 11, 2020, 04:11:46 PM
I finally have internet! :cheer:

What an ordeal though. I'm all moved in too! It's just me, my cat and a mountain of boxes.

Congratulations to you and your cat! :cheer:

And the thing that made me smile today was getting some writing done, just a quick draft for a comedy sketch but it's a start!
It's never easy getting yourself to do that "Big Project TM". I mean today I got so distracted by writer's prompt Reddit I only got three or four paragraphs of my "Big Project TM" done but hey it's better than none right??? Just a little each day & it will be finished!!!

That's very true! I've been learning to get into the mindset of treating the act of working on a project as an achievement recently, rather than just considering the whole finished project as an achievement, it's been a huge help with motivation!
And congratulations on the end of your Skylight Saga!

There have been plenty of things for me to smile about today. My job interview went alright and they'll let me know the outcome on Monday. Stopping by the charity shop for a chat and to let everyone know I'd be in tomorrow was a pleasure, the people there are a bundle of absolute stars. :heart: And when I got home, there was grail mail! Heart Throb has arrived and after much searching, I have finally gotten the Kitty In My Pocket set with Debbie and her kittens, which was the first set of kitties I remember getting as a kid. Now, I have a cup of tea and some lovely Viscount biscuits. Mmm.
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Post by: Taffeta on September 11, 2020, 11:26:00 PM
My contribution to your happy for today, everybody:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2020/09/11/three-shears-for-freds-new-mystery-scarf/

Meet Fred the Bush. ;)
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Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 13, 2020, 10:37:52 AM
I opened my window, and this beautiful guy was looking up at me. :D :heart: He is a regular, he's such a sweetheart. ^.^

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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 13, 2020, 05:37:45 PM
I opened my window, and this beautiful guy was looking up at me. :D :heart: He is a regular, he's such a sweetheart. ^.^

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Awww, what a pretty kitty! ^.^
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 13, 2020, 06:35:54 PM
For me yesterday I found two bucks on the walk home, so good enough.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 16, 2020, 06:58:20 PM
This dapper chap made me smile today, more so as someone came and bought him, so he has a loving home! Unfortunately, his new owner didn't want the flat cap, he just wanted the Charmander. :lol:

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And one of my fellow volunteers gave me a wolf! Probably actually meant to be a husky, but I'm strategically interpreting this toy as a wolf, as they resemble a character in a story I'm writing.

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Post by: Taffeta on September 18, 2020, 11:29:15 PM
I walked home from town (2 miles) on my own.

Which may not seem like a big deal, but for me it is because of my navigation.

It also rounds off 8 miles walking in the last few days. At least I can still do that, even if there's literally nothing else I can do safely right now because of covid.
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Post by: Ponyfan on September 24, 2020, 03:06:30 AM
A package I was expecting to arrive tomorrow arrived today.  :)


Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 24, 2020, 04:39:20 PM
My physical is done for the year.  :whew:
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Post by: BlackCurtains on September 24, 2020, 06:30:11 PM
My cat is cuddling my foot under my desk as I sit here :lovey:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 25, 2020, 01:24:12 PM
I tried out a different type of cloth mask today and it's been a success! It's much less loose on my face than the pleated fabric kind (even with the elastic twisted, that one is still loose!) and I have fewer issues with steamy spectacles. Hurrah!
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Post by: Pheasant on September 27, 2020, 04:08:21 AM
Had a strange dude come into our cafe today - strange as in I got a bad gut feeling before he even walked in the door. I'm pretty dense, so you've got to give out some serious bad vibes for me to even notice.

What made me smile was that a lady I barely know had seen him, did a U-turn, returned to the cafe and stayed until she was sure he was gone. She knew I was working alone and made an effort to make sure I stayed safe.

Bless her. :lovey:
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 03, 2020, 11:21:34 AM
There was a big ol' herd of sheep in the fields on the outskirts of town today! There were Beltexes, Kerry Hills and Welsh Mountain sheep! :heart: Seeing them made it entirely worthwhile to go traipsing out to the most dour and uninspiring part of Macclesfield in utterly atrocious weather.
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Post by: Jeepn_girl on October 06, 2020, 04:28:17 AM
Watching an internet friend's kitty play with a unicorn toy I bought her. :)
I'm having a crappy day, and really needed to see someone else be happy for a thing.
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Post by: glitterball on October 06, 2020, 08:17:06 AM
French accent: "Listen vewy carefully, I shall say zis only once..."

There is an 80s / 90s UK BBC comedy show called 'Allo 'Allo, it is a farce-style comedy about WW2 occupied France and the japes that the French Resistance gets up to and the complex friendships with the German occupiers.

Anyway, there is a long-running joke about a valuable old painting that everyone wants to have, to sell after the war to make their fortune, with all the crazy sagas involved with the different parties trying to steal it.

Guess what? The company who provide the props for the stage-production of 'Allo 'Allo are selling copies of this painting, printed on to canvas!

Anyway, I now own a copy of "The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies by Van Clomp" and had fun yesterday searching out a classic swept frame to display it in.

It shall have pride of place hanging in my bathroom/toilet (something quirky that will start a conversation when guests see it!)  :lol:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on October 06, 2020, 04:41:28 PM
French accent: "Listen vewy carefully, I shall say zis only once..."

There is an 80s / 90s UK BBC comedy show called 'Allo 'Allo, it is a farce-style comedy about WW2 occupied France and the japes that the French Resistance gets up to and the complex friendships with the German occupiers.

Anyway, there is a long-running joke about a valuable old painting that everyone wants to have, to sell after the war to make their fortune, with all the crazy sagas involved with the different parties trying to steal it.

Guess what? The company who provide the props for the stage-production of 'Allo 'Allo are selling copies of this painting, printed on to canvas!

Anyway, I now own a copy of "The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies by Van Clomp" and had fun yesterday searching out a classic swept frame to display it in.

It shall have pride of place hanging in my bathroom/toilet (something quirky that will start a conversation when guests see it!)  :lol:
Good moaning!!! (though it's actually afternoon).
Allo Allo made me laugh so much when I was growing up!!! Nice grab of the painting!!!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on October 06, 2020, 05:53:02 PM
Ahh, my gaming chair is finally fixed! I'm so tall sitting at my desk! It's nice to have the lumbar cushion back too.
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Post by: Griffin on October 06, 2020, 08:04:50 PM
Watching my big kitty go crazy with a Grumpy Cat toy, the toy has a long feathery tail that can be made to wiggle very enticingly. :lol:


Also my current post count (after making this post) :silly: 11,111! It will be a while before I reach another fun number!

:cuppy: :dance: :banana: :sqs:
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Post by: glitterball on October 06, 2020, 08:13:22 PM
French accent: "Listen vewy carefully, I shall say zis only once..."

There is an 80s / 90s UK BBC comedy show called 'Allo 'Allo, it is a farce-style comedy about WW2 occupied France and the japes that the French Resistance gets up to and the complex friendships with the German occupiers.

Anyway, there is a long-running joke about a valuable old painting that everyone wants to have, to sell after the war to make their fortune, with all the crazy sagas involved with the different parties trying to steal it.

Guess what? The company who provide the props for the stage-production of 'Allo 'Allo are selling copies of this painting, printed on to canvas!

Anyway, I now own a copy of "The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies by Van Clomp" and had fun yesterday searching out a classic swept frame to display it in.

It shall have pride of place hanging in my bathroom/toilet (something quirky that will start a conversation when guests see it!)  :lol:
Good moaning!!! (though it's actually afternoon).
Allo Allo made me laugh so much when I was growing up!!! Nice grab of the painting!!!

Heheh thanks! I am really chuffed with it!  :lol:
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Post by: eveningstar79 on October 07, 2020, 09:51:24 PM
my pony mail that I thought had been lost, was found today by my post master, so that made me very happy  :happy:
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Post by: slyons on October 10, 2020, 04:12:36 PM
Happened just now, when I saw Broken Irishwoman's new signature/avatar pictures...I had that Gnomes book as a child and seeing her pictures immediately brought back happy childhood memories :heart:
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Post by: glitterball on October 10, 2020, 08:19:01 PM
Managed to win an auction for a vintage 1930s fountain pen, complete with a cute heart-shaped breather hole in the nib!

I don't care too much if it does not work (I have plenty of decent modern ones that I use) but the nib looks so charming, I could look at it all day  :lol:

Think of all that history that pen lived through, I wonder what words were written? Love letters? Tax bills? interesting to daydream about it...
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Post by: Ponybookworm on October 11, 2020, 02:15:11 AM
I have a Reddit pagey (well my plushie sharky does but she lets me borrow it). From there I found a Reddit pagey called Writing prompts. I put on a simple prompt & it got four amazing responses!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 11, 2020, 01:30:02 PM
These foxes made me smile today. They're just so majestic. XD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-42P_iYrthM
I was also amused by a jackdaw that went flying purposefully up to a house, tapped its talons on the wall, presumably realised that it couldn't land on a vertical surface and then swooped up onto the roof as if to say "Totally meant to do that."
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Post by: Taffeta on October 12, 2020, 01:09:33 AM
Just saw the Allo Allo comment and had a good chuckle <3

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Post by: SpacePinto on October 12, 2020, 11:05:26 PM
I just bought six Bugs Bunny comics from the 90s that we had as kids!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 13, 2020, 06:46:49 PM
I finally got round to checking out the Final Fantasy 7 remake and it's proving to be great fun so far. It's one of those extremely rare specimens: a video game where I actually enjoy the combat! Normally when it comes to games, I just tolerate the fights and get my jollies from exploring and solving puzzles. :lol:
Making breakfast was also great fun this morning; I had a go at making Scotch pancakes for the first time. It was a messy job, but the pancakes themselves came out tasting very nice and they had a suitably light, fluffy texture. Yums!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on October 14, 2020, 01:30:12 AM
Dad and I sat down and binged the last three episodes of Star Trek: lower decks since we were behind. I love watching trek and other sci fi media with dad! It’s how we bond, and I enjoy it. But they started reminiscing at the end about the events the characters had been involved in over the season, and I started crying. It’s not sad, it’s pride. As a character creator and animator, I find those reminiscing scenes are what kill me because it’s like looking at a child who’s grown up. You created, wrote and nurtured these characters (or in my case, get so invested in stories you can pretend they are real) and see how your careful time and effort made them bloom. So yeah, started crying a little. Not because “oh god that’s so beautiful” but “oh gosh the reminiscing trope! I don’t want to relive these feelings!”
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Post by: glitterball on October 14, 2020, 08:33:13 PM
My 1930s fountain pen arrived today!

I can't unscrew the stuck barrel but no problem - I use it as a dip pen with a pot of ink. I managed to do 8 lines of writing before re-inking so that was a nice surprise!

It's such a cute pen with the wee little heart hole on the nib. Very happy with it  :)

Also -

took a trip to town today, had a snoop in John Lewis, no retro ponies, alas, but I treated myself to a pretty glass Christmas bauble instead  :)
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Post by: SpacePinto on October 15, 2020, 11:55:13 PM
My comic books have finally arrived! :frolic:
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Post by: Mana Minori on October 16, 2020, 05:42:24 PM
Inner smiles all the way. I went thrifting today and found a baby Starburst, which was totally unexpected. Finding enough change on me to buy her, when I wasn’t sure I had enough. Funnily enough, I was small talking with the cashier and told her that hopefully, after this pony purchase, things start looking up today. Then, not even 10 minutes later, while playing Pokémon Go, I found a shiny Vulpix, which was doubly unexpected! All this after having a piss poor morning.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 16, 2020, 05:56:08 PM
Congratulations on your pony and Pokemon finds, Mana Minori!

What made me smile today was seeing that my mint plant has perked up. It was drooping quite dramatically yesterday but fortunately, all it needed was watering, and it's looking lively again now. The thyme plant is also amusing me because it looks as if it's trying to take over the windowsill. I do need to trim some of it off and get a hop on with learning how to do homemade dried herbs, but in the meantime, I'm happy to enjoy this tableau of territorial thyme by the window. XD
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on October 18, 2020, 06:00:30 AM
What made me smile this day? A lot actually. Really a good day!
1. My friend who is on an exchange trip to Switzerland came online and played Minecraft with me and our friends for a bit. He’s doing well, having a lot of fun there. Though everything is crazy expensive compared to here though.
2. I came up with an idea for a Christmas special of an RPG we were all playing, and want to actually write and run it.
3. My youngest sister is trying to learn blender (3d software) for her roblox stuff so she can make pictures with her avatar. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but I do know blender and it’s workflow/space. Teaching her is a bit...challenging since she has no prior knowledge of 3d workspaces or a lot of computer knowledge. But I am so proud of her for trying to learn, and she has managed to finish her first image! It is currently rendering and I am just so so happy! She’s excited too.
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Post by: SpacePinto on October 19, 2020, 07:56:51 PM
I finally completed one of the three checklists that have been lying around unfinished for years, now only two more to go!
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Post by: Nemesis on October 20, 2020, 02:21:03 AM
A box of Transformers arrived in the mail for me today. :D I’m really loving the 2019/2020 releases.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 21, 2020, 12:53:45 AM
I've been listening to a full cast audio recording of "William Shakespeare's Star Wars: A New Hope."   :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on October 21, 2020, 11:58:51 AM
@Glitterball - JL have the unicorn set on their website, although they seem to be confused - or maybe I am confused about what a Rain Gusty Sparkler is.

But they're £9.49 which seems cheaper than most other places.

Just a heads up to keep an eye open.
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Post by: SpacePinto on October 21, 2020, 07:07:57 PM
I won a small amount of cash with a scratch card.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on October 21, 2020, 08:44:35 PM
My microwave and electric kettle arrived! They are birthday gifts from my dad :)
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Post by: Taffeta on October 22, 2020, 11:21:33 PM
My microwave and electric kettle arrived! They are birthday gifts from my dad :)

Happy Birthday Black Curtains!
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Post by: slyons on October 23, 2020, 03:55:59 PM
I received my eyelash sweater from Old Navy this morning... it
is so soft and silky fuzzy I just want to keep to stroking it  ^.^

Oh, there was a birthday?  Happy belated Birthday Black Curtains!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on October 24, 2020, 06:14:00 AM
Happy birthday!
I got a ATC swap card in the mail. I keep the envelope with the card when I store it away so I can remember exactly where it came from (I’ve always been fascinated with where mail comes from. Nothing better than “oh! It’s from X place that isn’t my hometown” and just having it on record. Never know when I might pop up in one of these places and say hello! So I decided to look through the cards I’ve gotten before. Everybody here is so talented!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 24, 2020, 09:01:34 PM
Happy belated birthday, BlackCurtains!

The thing that made me smile today was this sticker. It rather made me want to start singing "My lovely horse, running through the field..." :lol:

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Post by: glitterball on October 24, 2020, 10:18:28 PM
Many (belated) happy returns, Black Curtains!

My kid had stage school club today and they asked the kids to wear Halloween costumes - I hastily bought a black piece of fake fur and made cuffs for her wrists and ankles plus a fluffy tail. These were worn over a simple black long-sleeved, high-necked top and black leggings. Cheated with a store-bought cat mask from Claire's Accessories but it saved me having to deal with messy makeup.

Well, she won a prize (chocolates) for best costume! A happy surprise for her (and my ego, LOL).

Oh and I now have Gusty and Surprise  :newpony: :newpony: :frolic: :banana: thanks to Amazon... as my local pony drought is just too fierce...
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Post by: BlackCurtains on October 24, 2020, 10:57:37 PM
Thank you so much, everyone! :hug:

My grocery order went through. I've been trying to buy for days but each time I went to check out it would tell me everything in my cart was out of stock. Must have been a glitch with the website because I was able to finally place the order for everything I wanted (including some ice cream, yum!).
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Post by: Taffeta on October 25, 2020, 01:23:09 AM
Happy belated birthday, BlackCurtains!

The thing that made me smile today was this sticker. It rather made me want to start singing "My lovely horse, running through the field..." :lol:

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...Like your sig perhaps?? :)

LOL@ Craggy Island.

A good few rounds of "My Lovely Horse" would probably cheer up everyone!

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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 26, 2020, 10:09:22 PM
Happy belated birthday, BlackCurtains!

The thing that made me smile today was this sticker. It rather made me want to start singing "My lovely horse, running through the field..." :lol:

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...Like your sig perhaps?? :)

LOL@ Craggy Island.

A good few rounds of "My Lovely Horse" would probably cheer up everyone!

Oooh yes, a big ol' singalong of My Lovely Horse would be grand, with the sax solo included of course! :D
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Post by: Taffeta on October 28, 2020, 02:12:45 PM
The sax solo is a must! WITH the psychadelic rainbow!!

So it's October 2020, and I realised that means my old ipod classic is now 14 years old (and still operational!)

That may seem completely unimportant, but my ipod and I have been literally everywhere together for most of that time. I bought it in 2006 when I was having a lot of atmospheric anxiety when travelling, so that I could block out the noise and focus on the music (music has always been really important to me). It came with me on my first solo trip abroad - Belgium - and I can still remember sitting at the station waiting for the eurostar listening to it.

For 13 of the last 14 years it accompanied me on every single trip everywhere. From Japan to the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, France, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Denmark...all over the UK. To university, for two postgrad degrees. Around London when exploring and looking for new places to live. Everywhere.

Sadly a year ago its earphone port wigged out so that now only one earphone works consistently. It is the port and not the earphones, and given it's age, I don't want to try and replace it. So now it is in retirement at home, docked in my old stereo port. I have another ipod to travel with now, but it has absolutely no emotional meaning to me xD. And lockdown has meant I've been here more anyway. So it is still my companion.

I am typing this right now listening to the old ipod play through one of my asian music playlists. And reflecting that 14 years is really not all that bad. It was expensive for me when I bought it, but I have definitely more than had my money's worth from it.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 30, 2020, 05:15:39 PM
Happy birthday to your ipod, Taffeta! That's great going for a portable music device; the longest I ever got out of any mp3 player was four years!

And the thing that made me smile today was just getting some much-needed downtime, after having spent the past couple of weeks picking up the slack for other people and dealing with needlessly vile customers. All I have to say to them is: :razz:
As is it, I did half a day of volunteering, came home, stuck a podcast on and made some wholemeal soda bread while my cat lounged by the kitchen door. It was very relaxing and the bread has turned out alright considering it's my first go. It kind of looks like a boulder that's been sprinkled with oats, but the inside is nice and springy, and the flavour is satisfying, so that's a victory.
On top of that, a huge flock of jackdaws has just come speeding over the garden! They do it every day at dawn, then again in the opposite direction at dusk, and they always make me happy. :D
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Post by: BlackCurtains on October 30, 2020, 06:51:08 PM
My 18 year old kitty has hyperthyroidism. She only weighs 4 lbs, she's just skin and bones. I didn't have any luck with the pill. Then I tried a liquid, and it was working really well, she put on weight and wasn't as thirsty. As time went on though, it got harder to give her the medicine. My last resort was an ear cream, you rub on the inside of the ear and it's absorbed through the skin. It's expensive, but I had to try it. It's been about two weeks and everything is fine. She doesn't mind her ears being handled (in fact she loves ear rubs) and I can tell the medicine is working. Not as fast as the liquid, but any improvement is welcome.
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Post by: gemini_pony on October 31, 2020, 11:24:03 AM
My silly cat Peanut butter.  But he makes me smile everyday.
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Post by: Zapper on October 31, 2020, 12:00:31 PM
It's Halloween! Tonight will be horror movies, cooking with friends and eating candy.

Also, since I was going crazy buying three Barbies this year despite vowing not to buy any doll in 2020, my friend kindly got a Cave Club Emberly for me. She bought it so I don't have to  :lol: So sweet!
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Post by: glitterball on October 31, 2020, 04:46:43 PM
A couple of weeks ago, the Aldi near me were selling tiny pumpkins and squashes very cheaply (39p or 49p, cannot remember!) I bought an orange one and a green/yellow striped one, put them in my garage fridge and forgot about them until today.

I cut them open, saved the seeds, (could be fun trying to grow them next spring?) cut a simple spooky face and popped one of those electric tealights inside. They look great!!!

It is now approaching twilight here in the UK, my li'l pumpkins are sat near me in my lounge, keeping my kid company. Nasty raining weather outside, so we are staying indoors where it's cosy!
 :orange: :orange: :orange:
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Post by: Taffeta on October 31, 2020, 06:17:45 PM
Sister dared me to prank the house with my MH minis and dolls as it's Hallowe'en. So last night I snuck down after my parents went to bed and planted little friends in the living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Dad was more appreciative than Mum...

But in the current situation, a little bit of humour is essential. :)

As you can tell, sister and I are super mature 30+ year olds.
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Post by: eveningstar79 on October 31, 2020, 10:36:52 PM
It being Halloween today, I love the holiday but this year just watching some scary movies , and watch my daughter play some scary games she got that she wants me to see  ^.^
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Post by: Chi on November 02, 2020, 08:34:32 PM
I noticed one of my aquarium shrimp was pregnant. I nearly lost the entire colony mid spring due to a really fast spreading bacterial infection caused by who knows what, and only 4 out of 47 survived. I keep a very sensitive species to begin with, so it was heart breaking, especially since the 4 remaining were too young to determine the sex of so I had no idea what the future would be! Seeing this gives me hope for the future, and while we're going into a second lockdown, I really needed this today.  :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
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Post by: glitterball on November 02, 2020, 08:41:59 PM
Stumbled across a beautiful song by accident on youtube.

I think it is Italian? Or Latin?
Anyway, it is very calming, has birdsong and soft folky guitar: "Dona la Pace".
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Post by: BlackCurtains on November 02, 2020, 10:09:06 PM
It's nice enough outside to open the windows. A first since I moved in! There's a very nice breeze that flows through my whole apartment :)
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Post by: glitterball on November 03, 2020, 09:10:42 PM
Walked to our local precinct, did a last visit to the charity shops before lockdown...

found a gorgeous vintage rhinestone brooch that will go nicely in my collection  :)

It's been so long since I found a nice bit of old bling!
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 04, 2020, 09:40:02 PM
Gingerbread Oreos.  Yum...
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 04, 2020, 10:35:43 PM
I have finally finished my online college course! :faint:
And on the way to work this morning, I saw a groovy little mechanical dragon flapping its wings and roaring in the window of a shop, which was very charming and entirely unexpected.
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Post by: Chi on November 04, 2020, 10:47:43 PM
Halloween nerds rope, just tasty and gave me a bit of nostalgia.  :P
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I saw a groovy little mechanical dragon flapping its wings and roaring in the window of a shop, which was very charming and entirely unexpected.
That's freakin awesome!
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 05, 2020, 01:47:48 AM
My Amazon order got here a day early.  :D  Now to go watch the classic movie "Stay Tuned"...
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Post by: Ponybookworm on November 05, 2020, 11:31:36 AM
Police Academy showed up on Netflix (in UK). NOSTALGIA!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on November 06, 2020, 12:41:41 AM
Halloween nerds rope, just tasty and gave me a bit of nostalgia.  :P
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I saw a groovy little mechanical dragon flapping its wings and roaring in the window of a shop, which was very charming and entirely unexpected.
That's freakin awesome!

Dragons always make the world better.
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Post by: Ponyfan on November 06, 2020, 03:19:43 AM
I usually have a hard time swallowing pills unless I can take them with food. Tonight though I took my blood pressure pill with just water.


Ponyfan 
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Post by: glitterball on November 06, 2020, 10:21:19 PM
Foggy morning and dew drops on the cobwebs!  :)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on November 07, 2020, 01:02:05 AM
My cat is missing some teeth and she's 18. Lately, the treats I've been getting her are too hard for her to chew. Well, I got some new soft treats and not only can she chew them fine but she loves them! She deserves all the treats :heart:
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 07, 2020, 09:41:51 AM
Yesterday ordered three ponies from Etsy (I asked the seller if she would lower the prices), she lowered the prices and reserved all three of the Ponies for me, I brought them last night. The ponies are Speedy (needs sun fading), Baby Sis Bright bouquet (a upgrade), and Baby Bro Sweet Celebrations.
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Post by: Aflame on November 07, 2020, 07:28:42 PM
trump getting fired. XD
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 07, 2020, 08:35:53 PM
What made me smile today was getting to see an impromptu firework display while I washed the dishes and jammed to Fourth Moon (it's an established habit that I need music while cleaning the kitchen.) It was a very good combination!
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Post by: Beth3346 on November 07, 2020, 09:37:44 PM
We're getting a new President and the first woman Vice President in the US :)
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Post by: shabbychicdee on November 07, 2020, 10:30:42 PM
We're getting a new President and the first woman Vice President in the US :)

YES  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
that put a smile on my dial, im so happy for you guys
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Post by: Ponybookworm on November 08, 2020, 12:00:12 PM
We're getting a new President and the first woman Vice President in the US :)
YAIY!!!  :newpony: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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Post by: FernMariposa919 on November 09, 2020, 07:15:46 AM
trump getting fired. XD

Oh, yeah! That has made me smile, laugh, and sing in joy!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 11, 2020, 04:01:16 PM
What made me smile today was that my tin whistle has finally turned up, and I've already learned to play a tune on it! Off to a good start! :D
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Post by: glitterball on November 11, 2020, 08:57:24 PM
Received some vintage (unused new, old stock)  nibs off of ebay and managed to use them as replacements on some new fountain pens that I bought recently...

I now have two pens with flexible nibs that allow me to do pretty and swirly writing! Even better, these vintage nibs have heart-shaped vent holes and are just too cute!!  :heart:

Been having fun practising my Christmas tag greetings!!
 :)
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 12, 2020, 11:18:11 AM
Rude vegetables on This Morning. I think it’ll be on YouTube. Check it out.

 :haha: :haha:
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Post by: Taffeta on November 13, 2020, 09:50:54 PM
We're getting a new President and the first woman Vice President in the US :)

YES  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
that put a smile on my dial, im so happy for you guys

I try to not get involved in politics overseas, but from an overseas perspective, I feel like the whole world just took a breath. I feel like the US is about to lead the way in some awesome things going forward, which is where the US should be.

My happy thought for today - been watching the BBC adaptation of Malory Towers on Iplayer.
Amazed it's taken them so many years to make one, honestly.
MT was hugely influential for me when I was eight or nine. I think I was gifted the first book - maybe it was a Sunday School christmas book? - and I loved them (and St Clares, and then ended up reading Elinor Brent Dyer's Chalet School. I started writing stories about Magic Star, paradise and Cherries Jubilee at pony boarding school around the same time xD.

So yeah they've made some changes, added some twists to the story, but mostly I am ok with the things they've done. It's sad they've lost Mlle Dupont and some of the wider cast - Betty hardly exists - but mostly it feels about right. They've done a good job with the diversity aspect as well, by simply just having diversity on view, rather than trying to add characters or make a thing about it. Which makes it feel really natural and inclusive for the 21st century (even though it's still set after the war.)

And what really made me happy was seeing some kids' comments on it, saying how much they loved it and wanted a new season. I'm glad there's a new generation of kids enjoying a new version of MT so many years after I did, and even more years after it was written :)

I hope there is a second series after the pandemic. MT has 6 stories. I'm sure they can do a lot with that if they choose.
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Post by: Minty_Magic on November 14, 2020, 08:53:35 AM
I’ve never had a heated blanket before. Costco had them cheap, so I decided to take a gamble, and I’m in love with it! It’s so cozy, it kind of feels like when you take a blanket out of the dryer, but with this it stays warm. Only problem is it makes me sleepy. :lol:
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Post by: glitterball on November 14, 2020, 07:46:56 PM
I’ve never had a heated blanket before. Costco had them cheap, so I decided to take a gamble, and I’m in love with it! It’s so cozy, it kind of feels like when you take a blanket out of the dryer, but with this it stays warm. Only problem is it makes me sleepy. :lol:

Nothing quite like a warm, cosy blanket!

Constant rain today so we all stayed indoors; I made pizza dough last week and had frozen a few batches so I took one out and let it defrost and "prove". My kid then had fun making her own pizza! (no cheese, 'cos she is fussy) but lots of freshly-sieved tomato to make a simple sauce!
Yummy!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on November 14, 2020, 08:16:05 PM
Shark Angels have a brand new sharky plush: a sawshark!!! Bakana said I had to order one so I have xxx
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Post by: BlackCurtains on November 14, 2020, 10:39:14 PM
My sister's cat was nice today and let me love her up. She's was purring and rolling around on the floor :heart:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 15, 2020, 07:42:37 AM
I've spent the last 4 days helping my mom clean out the storage room.  I had some boxes of things in there as well, which I was able to go through and I found my "Adventures in Ponyland" game with the poster on the back.  It was something that I bought at a yard sale years and years ago so I never had Blue Ribbon or any of the game cards and I thought I'd lost it in one of our many moves (the perils of being a military brat).  So now I have it and can put it in a safe place so I can enjoy the lovely G1 artwork on both sides.  :)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 15, 2020, 06:49:23 PM
I finally got my grail notebook! Now it's just a matter of waiting patiently until it arrives. :lol:
It's a Shadow of the Colossus notebook that was reportedly a promotional item for the launch of the PS4 version, with the sigil from Wander's tabard and faint impressions of the majestic stony faces of the colossi on each page and ooooh, it looks so lovely! I also stumbled upon a delightful My Little Pony notebook too, which is pale blue, possibly green, won't know until it arrives, with Milky Way in beautiful gold foil lineart. This means I'll be sorted for stylish books to keep my tin whistle and kalimba tablature in. :D
(It's so much easier to commit tabs to memory when they've been written down than it is to read them from the laptop screen!)
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 20, 2020, 04:14:41 PM
My Yuri On Ice music CDs came last night and I get to enjoy listening to them today.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on November 20, 2020, 09:24:59 PM
I have been informed by my father to stop referring to dr. Soong from Star Trek (creator of data) as Dadta.

No I will not stop. :P
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Post by: glitterball on November 20, 2020, 09:30:47 PM
Gave my kid a spa evening - epsom salt bath, candles, jam on toast!

I think she enjoyed it!  :)
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Post by: Safflower on November 21, 2020, 02:17:20 AM
I have been informed by my father to stop referring to dr. Soong from Star Trek (creator of data) as Dadta.

No I will not stop. :P
:lmao: Only referring to Soong as Dadta from now on.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on November 25, 2020, 01:33:43 PM
Being able to see in my hallway without turning on a light!!! Workies are still noisy but now worth it at last!!!
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 27, 2020, 11:32:25 PM
A couple of things made me smile today. The main one was making a roast vegetable risotto for the first time; it turned out really nice and it's motivated me to try out some more variations (pea and mint risotto is next on the list of things to try!) The other thing that made me happy today was making progress with Resident Evil 4, as I'd been putting off finishing the castle section for far too long. It is done now. I feel accomplished and will continue to do so until I have to deal with the regeneradores. :lol:
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Post by: BlackCurtains on November 28, 2020, 12:19:11 AM
I feel accomplished and will continue to do so until I have to deal with the regeneradores. :lol:

Oof, those are creepy.

My smile is also video game related. I've been playing The Sims4 in earnest lately. I had gotten it and several expansion/game/stuff packs back during a sale of some sort but only played a little, still opting to spend my "sims time" with The Sims3 (my personal favorite). I don't have the hang of building yet but just playing with my Sims is really fun. It has that same quirkiness and charm that Sims1 had. It's made me laugh several times.
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Post by: Ponyfan on November 28, 2020, 03:44:18 AM
I saw a Grinch themed T shirt today that said 2020 "Stink, Stank, Stunk"  It gave me a really good laugh. :lol:


Ponyfan
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Post by: Nemesis on November 28, 2020, 04:01:26 AM
My aunt and uncle, who were both suffering from Covid-19 and unable to get proper treatment, are now doing much better! I’m so relieved, I could dance. Both of them were older, at-risk individuals, and my aunt is a cancer survivor... I’m just so glad they’re recovering well.
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Post by: Beth3346 on November 29, 2020, 12:08:28 AM
My aunt and uncle, who were both suffering from Covid-19 and unable to get proper treatment, are now doing much better! I’m so relieved, I could dance. Both of them were older, at-risk individuals, and my aunt is a cancer survivor... I’m just so glad they’re recovering well.

I'm glad they're doing better :)
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 29, 2020, 02:14:46 PM
My aunt and uncle, who were both suffering from Covid-19 and unable to get proper treatment, are now doing much better! I’m so relieved, I could dance. Both of them were older, at-risk individuals, and my aunt is a cancer survivor... I’m just so glad they’re recovering well.

That's great to hear! :heart:

I feel accomplished and will continue to do so until I have to deal with the regeneradores. :lol:

Oof, those are creepy.


They are indeed, I've had to set myself a task to front up to them and hope for the best... also hoping for plenty of incendiary grenades to hurl at them!

And the thing that made me smile today was that the mint plant has multiplied. There are tiny shoots coming up around the main plant and they are just *so adorable*!
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Post by: Griffin on November 29, 2020, 08:11:12 PM
My aunt and uncle, who were both suffering from Covid-19 and unable to get proper treatment, are now doing much better! I’m so relieved, I could dance. Both of them were older, at-risk individuals, and my aunt is a cancer survivor... I’m just so glad they’re recovering well.

That's a relief! :hug:

I was busy in the kitchen yesterday, which means that today I was able to sit back and enjoy the results - I made some wonderful baba ganoush using this recipe (https://cookieandkate.com/epic-baba-ganoush-recipe/) and tasty vegan banana bread (is there even a way to ruin banana bread? no matter what changes I make to the recipe it turns out amazing every time!). Mmmm food! Totally puts a smile on my face  :yummy:
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Post by: Taffeta on November 30, 2020, 12:58:09 AM
My aunt and uncle, who were both suffering from Covid-19 and unable to get proper treatment, are now doing much better! I’m so relieved, I could dance. Both of them were older, at-risk individuals, and my aunt is a cancer survivor... I’m just so glad they’re recovering well.

I am so glad to hear that they're doing better :D COVID really is a lottery, but this is one of those times where that was a good thing! Fingers crossed it also protects them going forward!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on December 02, 2020, 05:36:16 AM
Now that I have a job, I now have money to spend as I please. And Wikipedia helped me many times in my life, being a source of free and reliable information. So, I decided to pay a tiny bit of gratitude back in a small donation. It wasn’t much, but I feel really good about supporting something that supported me through many a research project or just boredom.
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Post by: AnnaPommes on December 02, 2020, 12:05:16 PM
A customer was super happy and gave us a little figurine of a santa as a present " because you are so polite and nice." I am very thankfull for this kind person!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on December 02, 2020, 06:22:45 PM
I got out the heated cat bed and set it up for my kitty. She's really tiny, only 4lbs. She made herself a perfect little ball in the center of the bed and fell into a deep sleep for a long time :heart: :inlove:
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 02, 2020, 07:24:14 PM
Had the whole of my left and right big toenails removed, no more pain, downside they’re hurting where I had the six injections in (three on the left and three on the right).
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 03, 2020, 06:53:29 PM
This video of a cuddly herdwick sheep made me smile today; it's very calming and I absolutely needed that after the past couple of days. :heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYxOZOlLW0o
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Post by: glitterball on December 03, 2020, 07:48:54 PM
My local shops have reopened, went to a neighbouring little town which was quiet and bought a few things for Christmas; even bought a contactless Nandos takeaway!  Ordered and paid via the app, was given a time-slot to arrive and then was directed to a freshly sterilised table to collect my baggie. 100x prefer this than to eat in, for now!

Avoiding the main town due to it being too big and thus a magnet to huge crowds, I think we have most of what we need now (apart from perishables) anyway!

Oh, the charity shops were open, too! Found such a pretty glass bauble for 60p, had to get it to hang up with the others!  :lol:
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Post by: SpacePinto on December 04, 2020, 05:13:13 AM
I finally finished the second out of three old checklists that have been lying around unfinished for years... well, almost finished, as there's still one item left on it, but it literally says "complete the last checklist", which practically means that now it's just finishing the third list anyway as it will also automatically finish the second one as well, lol
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Post by: Griffin on December 04, 2020, 10:50:54 AM
It's snowing! :snowing:
It'll probably be gone tomorrow but I'm enjoying it while it lasts. :heart:
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Post by: glitterball on December 04, 2020, 08:34:25 PM
Got an aliexpress delivery today, within a week of ordering! Really, it's hit or miss when these orders arrive, be it days or months!

Bought some tiny golden buckles to make doll shoes & clothes with.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on December 04, 2020, 10:23:40 PM
Glitterball I'm looking forward to seeing the things you make xxx
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Post by: glitterball on December 05, 2020, 09:14:25 PM
Thanks, Ponybookworm  :) hopefully get my craft mojo soon!

Smiled today because I didn't kill a squirrel that dashed out in front of me on a fast road today :faint:
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Post by: Taffeta on December 05, 2020, 10:11:54 PM
Our postman overlooked delivery of a package (well, this time of year is busy, and it's 2020 >< which makes it worse). So did he put it aside to deliver on Monday instead? No. No, despite being busy, he made a special trip back just to deliver that one parcel to us, with an apology for missing it the first time.

...That's service.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 07, 2020, 02:21:17 PM
My ray of sunshine for the day has happened just now, while making cups of tea - it's mostly freezing at work but the heating is on in the kitchen and it's *so cozy!* I get to enjoy the warmth for the next few minutes while the tea is brewing. :D
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Post by: Minty_Magic on December 07, 2020, 04:22:36 PM
I didn’t know if my new HOA would let me put up a bunch of Christmas lights like I usually do, but now about a week into my display not only have they seemed to be okay with it, but I actually have found lights left at my door twice! I am not sure who’s leaving them, there is never a note, but I am so grateful for them! :biggrin: I hope I run into whoever it is in passing so I can properly thank them!
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 07, 2020, 05:32:19 PM
I bought some York Peppermint Patties that are supposed to be snowflakes, but they look like little Stars of David to me so if you're looking for a cute Hanukkah treat, those might work.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 07, 2020, 08:14:45 PM
My aunt and uncle are recovering well from Covid-19, and their lives are almost back to normal. I can’t put in to words how much of a relief this is... :’) I’ve been extremely stressed for the past few weeks worrying about them, but I finally feel like I can relax and enjoy the holidays.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on December 07, 2020, 08:52:04 PM
That's great news, Nemesis! :)


My smile is from making from scratch broccoli cheese soup without following a recipe, and it turned out delicious!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on December 07, 2020, 09:33:04 PM
My aunt and uncle are recovering well from Covid-19, and their lives are almost back to normal. I can’t put in to words how much of a relief this is... :’) I’ve been extremely stressed for the past few weeks worrying about them, but I finally feel like I can relax and enjoy the holidays.
This is the best news during such hard times xxx
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Post by: glitterball on December 07, 2020, 09:44:42 PM
Setting up a brand new amp & my old electric guitar for my kid to learn on!

But... the guitar didn't work...

found a youtube vid on how to use a multimeter to test different sections of cable / guitar to pinpoint where the failure was - and I found it! The wires attached to the power jack had snapped so I stripped & soldered them back on and YAY the guitar works again!

Much fun playing!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on December 08, 2020, 05:30:43 AM
Been having a really rough last few weeks, but today the children I supervise we’re watching a video made by someone named mystery Doug (children send questions on various topics and he answers them) about “what was the first cartoon?”. As a (hopeful) animator to-be, I was happy to fill in the gaps he missed and further their knowledge after the video. And one of the students said “wow miss Dowd! You should be our teacher!” And while I don’t really really want to be a teacher (that’s kinda my backup plan. I love teaching and the idea of being a teacher, but I want to animate more) I think that’s the nicest thing anybody has said to me in the past week or so.
Also found a cheap and simple enough renderfarm that might just save my butt with these deadlines coming up.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 09, 2020, 12:18:23 PM
I stumbled upon a lovely little almanac in Sainsburys today; books with daily morsels of knowledge are my one true weakness, and this one has musical notation for sea shanties in it! I'm very much looking forward to learning to play those on the tin whistle. Whether anyone else will enjoy hearing them is another matter, of course. :devious:
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Post by: Harmonie on December 14, 2020, 04:10:03 AM
We got 6.5 inches of snow today!  :happy:

One has to understand, we have had very little snow post early 2011. We did have a little storm last year but we got maybe half of this. This is the first time we've seen more than that since early 2011!
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Post by: Taffeta on December 14, 2020, 08:53:57 AM
My aunt and uncle are recovering well from Covid-19, and their lives are almost back to normal. I can’t put in to words how much of a relief this is... :’) I’ve been extremely stressed for the past few weeks worrying about them, but I finally feel like I can relax and enjoy the holidays.
This is the best news during such hard times xxx

Echo this. So happy for you and for them :)

@Miniature Sheep - that's nostalgic :D I grew up playing/singing certain sea shanties thanks to my family indoctrinating me as a kid to shanties, folk music and other random things not in the charts :) I also have a tin whistle somewhere. Haven't seen it for a while (although Dad always called them flageolets so I grew up calling it that as well. xD). I played mostly on the recorder (sopranino and descant) as a kid, before I started messing with the clarinet and the violin (the latter mostly badly). But singing has always been the most fun and this is definitely the year for a bit of musical cheer!

This is a minor happy thing but...today there is actually sun shining through my window. It's such a rare thing in December and I struggle so much more with motivation when it's dark and dull at this time of the year, so a little sun is welcome.
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Post by: Luxrayx on December 16, 2020, 07:27:36 PM
I haven't bought any toys or figures in forever, because I can't really justify spending money on them anymore. But I had to go to the toy store for a present, and they had a brand new shelf for video game toys, and... wouldn't you know it, I walked out with a little Shadow the Hedgehog and I'm so stupidly happy with it XD I think I might wrap it and give it to myself for Christmas.
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Post by: Beth3346 on December 16, 2020, 09:30:42 PM
My dog sits next to me while i work. She's been doing that a lot since her brother passed away. I think she knows i need some extra love :lovey:
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Post by: Sweet Daes on December 16, 2020, 09:54:45 PM
I found a stream on Twitch where I can watch ducks 24/7. Such carefree creatures.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 17, 2020, 03:01:09 PM

@Miniature Sheep - that's nostalgic :D I grew up playing/singing certain sea shanties thanks to my family indoctrinating me as a kid to shanties, folk music and other random things not in the charts :) I also have a tin whistle somewhere. Haven't seen it for a while (although Dad always called them flageolets so I grew up calling it that as well. xD). I played mostly on the recorder (sopranino and descant) as a kid, before I started messing with the clarinet and the violin (the latter mostly badly). But singing has always been the most fun and this is definitely the year for a bit of musical cheer!


Much agreed! Unfortunately, my musical offerings at the moment are a bit stilted and awkward, but my efforts on the tin whistle are gradually getting smoother with practice. Hopefully by this time next year, it'll be more flowing and elegant. Flageolet is a good term, it's got a nice aura of élan about it! :D I had a few run-ins with the violin too, and would love to try it again sometime in the future; my main stumbling block was constantly failing to get the bridge to stay on the violin while tuning it, which didn't do me any favours with learning to play it.
As for what made me smile today, that was cheekily shuffling around the decorations on the Christmas tree. It was looking a bit imbalanced, so I swapped a few different baubles around and it looks a lot better now.
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Post by: Taffeta on December 17, 2020, 05:48:17 PM
The difference for me was that I wanted to play the clarinet, whereas the violin I had the opportunity to and jumped on board without realising how hard it would get later on. When I went to secondary school I had a different teacher and I didn't like him...it rather killed my love for the thing. And I couldn't do vibrato, my hand just couldn't handle it. So I still have it, but I haven't played in a while. That said, though, it wasn't in vain. When I was in Japan, I had the chance to play a shamisen and I impressed the teacher because I could do string fingering pretty quick :D

Happy things today..? A good long lie in and sister is phoning in a while :)
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Post by: Pheasant on December 23, 2020, 07:59:21 PM
Just got done looking over my budget and bank account. I reached my financial goal for 2020! :happy:
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Post by: starrynights on December 23, 2020, 08:38:07 PM
Today is my nieces birthday I can't wait to help her decorate the cake and see her open presents
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Post by: BlackCurtains on December 23, 2020, 08:56:33 PM
My dad made it out of his (second) cancer surgery  :whew:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on December 23, 2020, 10:40:51 PM
My dad made it out of his (second) cancer surgery  :whew:
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

So glad to hear that BC!!!

My smile came from putting the finishing touches on a project I hope to show you later, edited as it's up!!! xxx
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Post by: Beth3346 on December 23, 2020, 11:12:11 PM
My dad made it out of his (second) cancer surgery  :whew:
  :cheer: :cheer: :hug:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on December 24, 2020, 12:30:17 AM
My dad made it out of his (second) cancer surgery  :whew:


That is great news BlackCurtains. :D

My smile today is people have been being extra nice and letting me go ahead of them in line.  I never ask to cut in line but it happened twice in 24 hours.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on December 24, 2020, 06:38:46 PM
That's good news, BC, glad to hear it and hope he makes a swift recovery :)

I have to admit, the sniff that there may be something close to an actual brexit deal, albeit a lot different from what I would ideally have wanted/preferred...is something to be happy about.

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Post by: Ponybookworm on December 25, 2020, 11:41:23 PM
Gifts from Pink Kittywinks!!!
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 25, 2020, 11:57:56 PM
My parents didn't know what to get me for Christmas so yesterday I showed my dad something on Amazon that I was planning to purchase for myself anyway after the holiday rush is over as an idea of what to get me.  So this morning I opened an envelope with a picture of it inside.  (It should be here on Monday.)  I just think it's funny that I got a picture of the present instead of the actual present.   :lol:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on December 26, 2020, 07:22:40 AM
Don't mean to spam but just had to share this. I've been working on a big story since May this year, & I just finished writing it!!! (first draft at least). :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished:

Got a side-project to do then a sequel maybe... But I'm dome with the main part.
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Post by: SpacePinto on December 26, 2020, 09:25:40 AM
Don't mean to spam but just had to share this. I've been working on a big story since May this year, & I just finished writing it!!! (first draft at least). :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished:

What story?
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 26, 2020, 01:11:06 PM
Not Pony but something else. A kind of science fantasy thing.

What happens in it is not 100% family friendly (people fight & die, the baddie does some gory stuff & the MC marries & has two children, for example), otherwise I could let you read it here
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Post by: Harmonie on December 26, 2020, 04:05:24 PM
My parents wrapped my birthday present this year in the cutest wrapping paper ever.  :lovey:

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Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on December 26, 2020, 07:25:42 PM
Not Pony but something else. A kind of science fantasy thing.

What happens in it is not 100% family friendly (people fight & die, the baddie does some gory stuff & the MC marries & has two children, for example), otherwise I could let you read it here

Awesome!
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Post by: Taffeta on December 26, 2020, 10:11:34 PM
Happy Birthday Harmonie :)

Congrats PonyBookworm! Finishing a story is very satisfying!

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Post by: starrynights on December 26, 2020, 11:56:11 PM
My parents wrapped my birthday present this year in the cutest wrapping paper ever.  :lovey:

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Happy birthday!!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 27, 2020, 12:40:03 AM
Harmonie that paper is darling, oh & happy birthday!!!

Cheers Taff xxx
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Post by: Harmonie on December 27, 2020, 05:41:38 PM
Thank you for the birthday wishes, all! =) It was a really good birthday considering how this year has been.
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Post by: mintymeringue on December 27, 2020, 07:05:23 PM
Happy Birthday Harmonie! May you get every pony you've ever dreamed of!
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Post by: Taffeta on December 27, 2020, 09:05:31 PM
My Dad has been a football fan since he was a kid, though these days he always pretends like he 'doesn't care that much'. But he really does. As proven today when he invaded my room to watch the highlights and review of a game involving his team.

Seeing him happy about their result made me happy too. My team won yesterday, it's nice for him to have a good football day too.

It may seem odd but Boxing Day and the Christmas period in the UK is very full of football/soccer fixtures.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 30, 2020, 12:33:30 PM
The thing that made me smile today was impromptu pony luck! I found a beautiful notebook and matching pencil case in Home Bargains; they're both blush pink and gold, with Fizzy on the notebook and an array of ponies on the pencil case. I'm coming towards the end of my current notebook after a load of ideas came up out of nowhere, so it's turned out to be pretty good timing!
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Post by: starrynights on December 30, 2020, 10:14:30 PM
The thing that made me smile today was impromptu pony luck! I found a beautiful notebook and matching pencil case in Home Bargains; they're both blush pink and gold, with Fizzy on the notebook and an array of ponies on the pencil case. I'm coming towards the end of my current notebook after a load of ideas came up out of nowhere, so it's turned out to be pretty good timing!
Lucky!!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Griffin on December 30, 2020, 10:42:50 PM
I've had an awful day or two (anxiety related to a work thing) but the wonderful holiday custom swap box I received from Minty_Magic totally made my day :heart:

And snow! Even though it's already melting. The snowfall of the morning quickly turned into rain. It's still better than no snow at all and it made me smile when I woke up. :)
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 30, 2020, 10:56:51 PM
My boyfriend had time to go to the post office and pick up his package. He said he loved the shirt we bought him.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on December 31, 2020, 02:10:27 AM
My cat has decided for some reason that my right shoe makes a comfy bed and pillow. That's where she's been sleeping today. Weirdo :lol: Maybe I stepped in catnip? Haha.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on December 31, 2020, 11:58:51 AM
My cat has decided for some reason that my right shoe makes a comfy bed and pillow. That's where she's been sleeping today. Weirdo :lol: Maybe I stepped in catnip? Haha.
Aww good moggie making you smile xxx
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 02, 2021, 11:24:52 PM
I found out today that my last Christmas gift arrived intact to its destination even though it took over a week to get there.



Ponyfan
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Post by: Ponybookworm on January 02, 2021, 11:32:09 PM
I found out today that my last Christmas gift arrived intact to its destination even though it took over a week to get there.



Ponyfan
VICTORY!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 04, 2021, 12:22:50 AM
I bought myself a nice bathroom scale since I've decided to change what I eat and my eating habits to lose weight and feel better. I set it up and if it's accurate, I've lost 16lbs since November! That was the last time I was weighed at my doctor's office. I'm hoping it's correct.
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on January 04, 2021, 02:59:40 PM
It's probably the most beautiful morning of the winter. All the trees look like they are flocked, because they are snow-covered. It was a day like this that we looked at our current house for the first time, and we fell in love with the property. (The house itself has turned out to be not exactly our dream home, but...) Too bad we haven't put it on the market yet; maybe some other sucker would have looked at the house today and bought it because all its flaws are covered up, haha. XD Anyway, it is one of those days I can't help but look out the window and be grateful for the beauty in the world.

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Post by: Harmonie on January 04, 2021, 07:02:19 PM
Happy Birthday Harmonie! May you get every pony you've ever dreamed of!

Belated thank you, mintymeringue!

Today I got some gorgeous nail polish in the mail and I can't wait to try it on!
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Post by: glitterball on January 05, 2021, 03:16:42 PM
Home-schooling starts tomorrow for me as we await the online lessons to begin tomorrow, so I got a "day off" from playing teacher!

Browsed fleabay this morning and struck gold - found a guitar amp local to me for a bargain price, £30 (usually £130) so contacted the seller, paid them online and picked up the amp (socially distanced etc) en route to the supermarket!

Sprayed over with steriliser, plugged in and sounds very good!

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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 05, 2021, 04:53:54 PM
Congratulations on your amp, Glitterball! :)

The thing that made me smile today was seeing a heron from my bedroom window! I thought it was a herring gull at first, as there have been some massive ones around here recently but then it turned around to land in a garden and revealed its majestic posture. Collared doves have started visiting again as well, so it's been a good day for birds!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on January 05, 2021, 07:59:38 PM
My smile is also bird related :lol: Outside my bedroom window is a large tree. There used to be an early morning and dusk bird that would sit in it and squawk. It wasn't all that pleasant a sound. Well, for the past three days or so, the bird has moved to another tree nearby. I can still hear it but what has moved into the tree by my window are a group of Mourning Doves! :) I got to listen to them cooing and hooing this morning. It was very nice.
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 08, 2021, 12:00:59 PM
My smile is also bird related :lol: Outside my bedroom window is a large tree. There used to be an early morning and dusk bird that would sit in it and squawk. It wasn't all that pleasant a sound. Well, for the past three days or so, the bird has moved to another tree nearby. I can still hear it but what has moved into the tree by my window are a group of Mourning Doves! :) I got to listen to them cooing and hooing this morning. It was very nice.

Mourning doves are so lovely! :)

And the thing that made me smile today was accidentally making a slightly rude cake. I've done madeira cake in a loaf tin several times before and it's always risen in a neat arch, but for some reason this time, it rose in two arches with a neat line down the middle... and it rather looks like a butt. :lol:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on January 08, 2021, 02:37:22 PM
My smile is also bird related :lol: Outside my bedroom window is a large tree. There used to be an early morning and dusk bird that would sit in it and squawk. It wasn't all that pleasant a sound. Well, for the past three days or so, the bird has moved to another tree nearby. I can still hear it but what has moved into the tree by my window are a group of Mourning Doves! :) I got to listen to them cooing and hooing this morning. It was very nice.

Mourning doves are so lovely! :)

And the thing that made me smile today was accidentally making a slightly rude cake. I've done madeira cake in a loaf tin several times before and it's always risen in a neat arch, but for some reason this time, it rose in two arches with a neat line down the middle... and it rather looks like a butt. :lol:
I've heard of moon cakes but...
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 09, 2021, 02:39:50 PM

And the thing that made me smile today was accidentally making a slightly rude cake. I've done madeira cake in a loaf tin several times before and it's always risen in a neat arch, but for some reason this time, it rose in two arches with a neat line down the middle... and it rather looks like a butt. :lol:
I've heard of moon cakes but...

:haha:
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 09, 2021, 05:27:34 PM
I bought a new coloring book.



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Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on January 09, 2021, 05:39:26 PM

And the thing that made me smile today was accidentally making a slightly rude cake. I've done madeira cake in a loaf tin several times before and it's always risen in a neat arch, but for some reason this time, it rose in two arches with a neat line down the middle... and it rather looks like a butt. :lol:
I've heard of moon cakes but...

:haha:
:accomplished:
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Post by: BlackCurtains on January 09, 2021, 07:38:29 PM
The package I figured was delivered to one of my neighbors was under the chair on my balcony. I didn't look there yesterday and it was in a much smaller mailer than I thought it would be. So now I'm enjoying the smell wafting from my new scented soap!
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Post by: glitterball on January 09, 2021, 11:07:16 PM
@Miniature Sheep  XD  :lol:
 
Stayed indoors all day, made cupcakes, watched Sing & then a few Murder She Wrote episodes!

My kid said she had the best day today, she cannot explain why except to say she felt no blues  :)
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Post by: Beth3346 on January 10, 2021, 11:17:05 PM
It snowed which is rare in Central Texas. About 2 inches!
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 11, 2021, 03:48:07 PM
I found character albums on iTunes for one of my favorite animes. :D

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Post by: Taffeta on January 13, 2021, 10:14:14 PM
I watched Shrek tonight. My box recorded it as a suggestion. It's been years since I last watched it. Still fun. Still love that dragon.
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Post by: Griffin on January 15, 2021, 10:31:13 AM
Snow, -20°C, the sun is shining... it looks like February!

And my rye sourdough is rising beautifully :smug: This is the third or fourth batch using the sourdough starter I made after Christmas and it's getting more active every time, currently looking very promising!
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 15, 2021, 03:41:53 PM
It amuses me how just a few years ago I only had one song in Japanese on my iPod and now there are a lot more since I got really in to some amazing animes. 😀

Ponyfan
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Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 15, 2021, 05:19:22 PM
The thing that made me smile today was the Resident Evil 3 remake, particularly Jill's no-nonsense warrior attitude (she always has been my favourite) and actually being able to finish a horror game without getting absolutely mullered about 700 times in the process. Apparently what I perceived to be a stellar performance wasn't that great though; my finishing rank was a C. The RE series is a harsh mistress!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on January 15, 2021, 08:21:14 PM
I had an extensive eye exam today. Everything is the same as a year ago and it's all good :) My degeneration of my nerves hasn't gotten any worse and I passed the glaucoma test 100% :whew:
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Post by: glitterball on January 16, 2021, 03:23:50 PM
I had an extensive eye exam today. Everything is the same as a year ago and it's all good :) My degeneration of my nerves hasn't gotten any worse and I passed the glaucoma test 100% :whew:

Yay that's great news!

Today I collected a belated Christmas present for me (I had saved up money etc to go towards it) and yesterday, after searching online, I found a company who actually had it in stock in the UK... AND would do next day delivery... done, collected, played with!  :biggrin:

It's a very handsome electric guitar, not an expensive one but I wanted something "new" and lovely as a treat (my other ones are old, second-hand and a bit well-loved). For any geeks out there, it is a Fender Squier Stratocaster in Arctic white,  :heart: dark fretboard & "skunk stripe" neck,  hard-tailed bridge (an attempt to keep it in tune longer!) with HSS pickups. Just what I needed to compliment my lockdown playing (and to compare the feel with my old SSS strats with tremolo bridges). I am hoping to be able to jam with my little girl when she gets more confident with her playing!

I would have preferred to have bought from any of my local indie music instrument shops but neither had any in stock  :( awaiting new stock from abroad.

So, I haz me a big ol' smile today!  :biggrin:

p.s. I think is cost less than what a decent Mountain Boy pony goes for, nowadays!  :shocked:
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on January 16, 2021, 08:16:48 PM
I had an extensive eye exam today. Everything is the same as a year ago and it's all good :) My degeneration of my nerves hasn't gotten any worse and I passed the glaucoma test 100% :whew:

Yay that's great news!

Today I collected a belated Christmas present for me (I had saved up money etc to go towards it) and yesterday, after searching online, I found a company who actually had it in stock in the UK... AND would do next day delivery... done, collected, played with!  :biggrin:

It's a very handsome electric guitar, not an expensive one but I wanted something "new" and lovely as a treat (my other ones are old, second-hand and a bit well-loved). For any geeks out there, it is a Fender Squier Stratocaster in Arctic white,  :heart: dark fretboard & "skunk stripe" neck,  hard-tailed bridge (an attempt to keep it in tune longer!) with HSS pickups. Just what I needed to compliment my lockdown playing (and to compare the feel with my old SSS strats with tremolo bridges). I am hoping to be able to jam with my little girl when she gets more confident with her playing!

I would have preferred to have bought from any of my local indie music instrument shops but neither had any in stock  :( awaiting new stock from abroad.

So, I haz me a big ol' smile today!  :biggrin:

p.s. I think is cost less than what a decent Mountain Boy pony goes for, nowadays!  :shocked:

Congrats on your belated present! I'd love to see pics if you have them! It gave me a nostalgia kick just to read about it (can that be my 'what made me smile' thing for the day?)...I bought myself a Fender Squire Stratocaster, brand new, waaaaay back in my early 20's (as a frazzled mom of 3 under 6, I now can't imagine the indulgence nowadays, haha) with the intent to teach myself how to play it. It was candy apple red and so beautiful. In retrospect, an electric was probably not an ideal choice to learn on. I never got much beyond a few basic chords, but I put in a valiant effort. It's still on my 'someday' list.
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Post by: glitterball on January 16, 2021, 10:36:17 PM
Thanks, LadyAmalthea! here is a link:
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I got my first one in the 90s while my good friend got a tattoo! Ah the craziness of youth.... I only learned chords and had a Beatles song book that I devoured. Left my guitar at my parents' house after I moved out...

But now I am learning new things like scales, string bending (fingers hurt!! Skin too soft!), and getting the confidence to (one day) do ad-lib solo-ing (whilst staying in the correct key) there are some amazing free tutorials on youtube and once I get in the groove I can sit for ages practising (in between home schooling). Snatching 5 minutes here & there, it all adds up to help with muscle memory if I cannot get a solid half-hour to myself. Got all the 5 pentatonic shapes learnt in December by doing this bit-by-bit. Go find your candy apple and have a play!!  :lol:


Smiling as it is late in the evening & my husband has rescued a big bunch of over-ripe bananas & baked something that smells really good!
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on January 17, 2021, 05:07:14 AM
Glitterball, it's gorgeous! Looks about the same as mine,other than the color, even almost 20 years later...the one thing above all that I liked about it when I was choosing one was the way the fingerboard fit in my hand; no other one I tried seemed anywhere near as comfortable. It's funny, after reading your post about it earlier, I stumbled upon mine while looking for something else in my son's closet, I didn't pull it out, but I really should. Back when I was learning there was no YouTube to look stuff up, maybe it would be easier now than learning from a book.

I'm impressed you can fit in the time to practice along with home schooling...my efforts to homeschool last spring when everything was shut down were a complete failure! But it's encouraging, too...if you can make progress by fitting in 5 minutes here and there, maybe I can as well.

Smiling because I was able to make my son happy today by drawing him a character from his school reading program, cutting it out and laminating it. He loves it, and I promised to eventually do it for all of the other characters when I have time.
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Post by: glitterball on January 17, 2021, 08:40:23 AM
LadyAmalthea, thanks!  :biggrin: My original one was black, then I recently got a pink one for my kid - both second hand & fun but I have really wanted a shiny, pristine-in-box new one all to myself. Being the least expensive "branded Fender" version on the website I should feel less precious about it, should it get scratched or dinged in the future. I cannot justify (yet) spending hundreds on an instrument that I am only now beginning to learn "properly". If I get good then maybe an upgrade would be in order!

Been scanning the "used" section of our local music store websites, so many folks have bought guitars during lockdown. Even the pawn shops are having a guitar drought!!

SO PLEASED you found yours!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Look! You made me smile!  :lol:

Yes, get tuned-up (I have a free app on my phone that helps me tune my strings!) & fire up You-tube! I am learning new things all the time, it really makes a difference watching (& pausing & re-watching) someone demonstrate a technique rather than trying to work it out from a book.

Now think of your kids - how cool that mama rocks!!!
Here is a Youtube link that really helped me:
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In these current times, we all need something to make us smile & distract us, sneaking out in the early morning when there are fewer people about to get some exercise, re-visiting an old hobby or challenging ourselves with something new.

As I sit here in bed with my laptop, my husband has just brought me a freshly brewed coffee, my kid is snoozing in her bed, the house is warm and I am counting my blessings!  :)
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on January 18, 2021, 12:11:42 AM
I never thought about using an app for tuning...that's a great idea! That was my first thought when I  contemplated getting the guitar out again...where on earth is my tuner? I haven't seen that in years, and we've moved several times since. I watched the video, I think I'm going to give it a go! Thanks for posting it! The pentatonic scales are interesting, and seem really versatile if I can master it.

Sounds like you paid a pretty good price...and I think you're about spot-on with your Mountain Boy assessment! It's also really cool that it's something you can share with your child, I hope at least one of mine turns out to be musical!

Happy today because my laundry is caught up and I have plenty of food stocked up for the week while my husband is out of town. Not saying I won't cop out and grab Little Caesar's on one of my son's late therapy nights, but good to know I don't have to haul all 3 kids in a grocery store.
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Post by: Beth3346 on January 20, 2021, 07:04:24 PM
We officially have new leadership here in the U.S. :) Hopefully now we'll get some coherent plans on getting Covid under control here.

Also we have our first female and POC Vice President :)

And dogs are back in the White House!
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Post by: LordBlumiere on January 20, 2021, 07:12:46 PM
My lungs are totally healed from my brush with Covid! My doctor told me that physically I'm completely back to normal and I more than likely won't have to worry about any serious complications.
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Post by: Beth3346 on January 20, 2021, 08:04:17 PM
My lungs are totally healed from my brush with Covid! My doctor told me that physically I'm completely back to normal and I more than likely won't have to worry about any serious complications.

I'm glad you're feeling better :)
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Post by: Aflame on January 20, 2021, 08:07:02 PM
Ding dong the trump is gone!!! Yay!  🥳
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Post by: Harmonie on January 21, 2021, 12:56:23 AM
Indeed, Trump being gone is such a huge breath of relief. There has not been a single moment in the last four years where I have been able to relax in regards to our leadership.

@LordBlumiere: Not to distract from your recovery from COVID. I'm happy that you have recovered well. =)
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Post by: starrynights on January 21, 2021, 02:13:44 AM
Trump is finally gone!
 :dance: :banana:
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Post by: LordBlumiere on January 23, 2021, 03:36:51 AM
Finally got out to go shopping and I picked up a LOL Surprise OMG doll I'd been looking for! She was the last one there, too :lovey:
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Post by: Taffeta on January 24, 2021, 08:32:31 PM
Congrats LordBlumiere! Great news :D

We had snow today :D
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Post by: glitterball on January 24, 2021, 08:45:29 PM
Woke up to snow falling gently in large, soft clumps. Kid made a snowman in the garden. We had mulled wine flavoured fruit tea afterwards!

Husband ordered Indian curry tonight. Now I am sleepy!  :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 24, 2021, 08:46:00 PM
I'm just really happy with the new administration and what has happened so far - and it's only been four days! :D
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Post by: Beth3346 on January 25, 2021, 02:47:33 AM
I'm just really happy with the new administration and what has happened so far - and it's only been four days! :D

I am definitely sleeping better at night with the new administration in charge :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: starrynights on January 25, 2021, 07:00:10 AM
Things might get better  :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on January 25, 2021, 06:34:20 PM
Did an early morning trek to the local grocery store to hunter-gather some bread & milk.

After some pretty snowfall yesterday, we still had a bit of snow un-melted in the shade and the bit of woodland behind our house, it was sunny & calm & a delightful walk!  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 26, 2021, 03:44:32 PM
The thing that made me smile today was one a pleasant surprise, an impromptu sticker delivery! I completely forgot about having ordered them! One of them has a home already, making the Chromebook look superbly professional. ;)

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There are also these ones, but I need to think of where to put them... it's a tough decision!

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Post by: Ponyfan on January 26, 2021, 11:18:55 PM
The Arena is working again. :D  I missed it when it wasn't working properly.

Also, I redownloaded an app the other day.  I had tired it out once before but found one of the main features I wanted was behind a significant paywall.  I'm still not ready to pay for the feature I wanted but I found there is a lot of content for free.


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Post by: LordBlumiere on January 26, 2021, 11:24:01 PM
Last night I got some confirmation about moving that's making me really excited! :D Soon I'll be with my partners for good!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on January 27, 2021, 01:47:25 AM
Buying some birthday "friends" for my plushie sharky. Her birthday is 16th February. Hope they arrive on time
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Post by: SpacePinto on January 31, 2021, 11:42:40 AM
I had full seven hours of sleep today!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on January 31, 2021, 03:48:01 PM
I'm lucky that I have a large tree right outside my bedroom window and I can listen to all the birds in the morning.
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Post by: melodys_angel on January 31, 2021, 05:30:23 PM
Waking up to see my 7 month old puppy in his bed staring up at me ^^ 
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Post by: PrincessRoyalBlue on January 31, 2021, 10:04:16 PM
I organized all of my ponies today. I don't have many, but I separated every generation and put them in order of release date, because I didn't really have anything better to do!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: starrynights on February 01, 2021, 01:47:14 AM
After almost a year of waiting, I got my gulliver small mermaid bjd in the mail!!!!  :newpony:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on February 01, 2021, 05:14:47 AM
I'm sitting at the PC with a cosy fleecy sharky blanket from Redbubble wrapped round me. It's made in the style of my plushie sharky mascot, Bakana, & is cute as bits. It's tied just under my shoulders, & reaches the floor. It's so cute I love it!!!
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Post by: LordBlumiere on February 01, 2021, 05:49:56 AM
One of my partners and I had a great time in Animal Crossing tonight! We bought a stupid amount of turnips and I goofed off getting dressed in different silly outfits. :lovey:
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Post by: SpacePinto on February 08, 2021, 02:20:03 PM
I had to go to the social security office today about an income statement I forgot to submit for the last year, I was so scared I would be in trouble but they were very polite and it turned out it actually wasn't needed in my case :frolic:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on February 15, 2021, 11:15:43 PM
I always find really cute shirts that aren't in my size. I've lost count of how many times I've had to walk away from a shirt that I really wanted because it didn't fit.  Over the weekend I was in Target and found a Sailor Moon shirt I could wear. :D


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on February 16, 2021, 01:03:50 AM
I got to play with a dog for the first time since maybe July!  It was a little corgi puppy, so cute.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on February 16, 2021, 11:12:41 PM
My husband's friends from church organised a surprise goodie-bag for home-schooling families on Valentines day, it was so sweet, the doorstep delivery consisted of home made bath fizzers, brownies, drinkie, toy bracelet for my kid, chocs, little scented candle and a bunch of daffs.

The buds of the daffs have opened up fully today and look so pretty and joyous!

 :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2021, 01:52:21 PM
Rainbows!

My great aunt passed away a couple of years ago and on the day of her funeral there were the most beautiful rainbows, it was like she was telling us she was fine and not to worry.
Last year, the day before her anniversary, we had beautiful rainbows again. Her anniversary is today and just now there was an amazing rainbow over the road, where you could see all seven colours.

It feels like she's telling us she's watching over us and to hang on in there.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on February 19, 2021, 02:32:30 AM
I know this one may seem super trivial to others but for the past two or three years I've been working on a post-apocalyptic schizo-tech cyber/steam/diesel-punk fictional world that I use as an escape from reality and today after reading a random article on Wikipedia it turned out that such world could technically have its first artificial satellites a few decades earlier than I thought, which will undoubtedly make it even more fun to daydream about.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 19, 2021, 04:38:01 AM
Worldbuilding is awesome!!!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on February 19, 2021, 11:30:02 AM
It sure is.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on February 19, 2021, 03:30:20 PM
the sun is out and the ice is melting!

For anyone who lives in an area that normally gets very cold in the winter the weather we had in Texas this week is extremely unusual. people here prepare for hot weather, floods and hurricanes. but our infrastructure is not at all designed for extreme cold. our homes are not built to handle cold. the pipes are above ground and can freeze.

also the entire state was affected. and Texas is bigger than a lot of countries!

we have a lot of political issues here but there are a lot of people, myself included, who don't agree with the policies that our state leaders enact. we're just trying to survive and get back to normal
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 19, 2021, 07:25:20 PM
After watching a lot of tutorials and practicing I think I have finally figured out how to build roofs in Minecraft :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on February 20, 2021, 12:21:45 AM
The sun came out today and a lot of the snow and ice melted. :D



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Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: starrynights on February 20, 2021, 02:54:29 AM
I got a new doll!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Luxrayx on February 20, 2021, 01:35:13 PM
My dad got his COVID jab! I'm young and healthy, so it'll probaby be a while before I can do the same. But now, if I do end up catching the virus, at least I won't also be putting his life at risk. What a huge relief  :happy:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on February 20, 2021, 08:02:31 PM
I finally bought a USB extension cord so I could plug my Wacom tablet directly into the port on the back of my PC, instead of having to plug it into the front port each time and then keep the tablet on my lap (that stupid factory cable is so dang short), now it just rests behind the keyboard on the retractable tray, permanently plugged in, and I can just access it whenever I want.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: starrynights on February 20, 2021, 09:28:55 PM
We have running water! The pipes unfroze!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on February 20, 2021, 11:08:24 PM
We have running water! The pipes unfroze!

 :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on February 21, 2021, 04:38:21 PM
My Nik Kershaw vinyl used to always skip a groove on the "Dancing Girls" track and I thought that there must be some particle stuck in there that I would have to dislodge with a toothpick, but today I played it again and it looks like the problem just solved itself because for the first time the song played fine.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Baby Crumpet on February 21, 2021, 05:56:06 PM
I had meetings all day and wasn't able to get enough time to make dinner, so my flatmate made me dinner and even made me a little snack to have during the meeting!! It was so sweet of her  :lovey:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Harmonie on February 21, 2021, 09:20:05 PM
I'm finally going to begin to get vaccinated this Friday. It's a little bit of a drive, but that's okay.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on February 23, 2021, 12:22:06 AM
My parents finally got their first round of the vaccine...I will be able to breathe a lot easier in a few weeks knowing they are safe.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on February 23, 2021, 03:27:49 AM
I don't like shopping for clothes because I have a hard time finding things that I like that fit.  Usually something I really like doesn't fit. I've also had store employees tell me that I'm the wrong size to be shopping in the stores. 

I needed some new jeans and there's one store that has great quality jeans that last a long time and fit me well.  The employee was super nice and helpful today.  She kept brining me more jeans to try on and if a pair didn't fit she took them away and brought another pair.


Ponyfan   
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 23, 2021, 04:56:26 AM
I've already got my tax return. :money: I think you get it back faster if you file early. 
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 23, 2021, 04:09:21 PM
The thing that made me smile today was some superbly tasty ginger preserve. I was originally intending to use it in a cake, but I'm short on flour at the moment, so I tried some on toast, just to satisfy my curiosity, and ooh, it is good.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 23, 2021, 05:04:42 PM
A sneaky snake was in one of my plants outside. It didn't appreciate getting wet and popped out of the pot. I think it was a rat snake, maybe a cornsnake? I put him in the hedges.
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Post by: Beth3346 on February 23, 2021, 10:03:22 PM
A sneaky snake was in one of my plants outside. It didn't appreciate getting wet and popped out of the pot. I think it was a rat snake, maybe a cornsnake? I put him in the hedges.

aww poor guy. he didn't expect the rain shower!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 27, 2021, 12:02:03 PM
A few things made me smile today. The main one is just the fact that the sun's out; it's an absolutely beautiful day today! The bluebells are coming up in the front garden and they appear to be making a comeback in the back garden as well, which is great as they're my favourite flowers. I have also finally found a pear cider that tastes good, i.e. tastes of pears as opposed to sugar and weird chemicals - thank goodness! That was my reward for braving the post office in order to pay the council tax. I've had a rough week trying to keep on top of my anxiety and the post office was thankfully a painless experience. Now the rest of the day is mine to enjoy in peace. :relaxed:
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Post by: BlackCurtains on February 27, 2021, 11:01:54 PM
I'm just really grateful to all the people who have shown support for me through everything awful that I'm facing. Not just here, but on Facebook and other sites. I'm really surprised too. I have friends I didn't know I had :) People I've never expected to hear it from have told me they love me. It's a nice feeling :hearts:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 28, 2021, 09:48:45 PM
What made me smile is I got my fist full custom fursuit,  I absolutely love it.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on March 04, 2021, 03:22:54 AM
My Amazon order came earlier than expected. :D


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Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: starrynights on March 11, 2021, 12:57:43 AM
I got my first covid vaccine!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on March 11, 2021, 01:09:51 AM
I got my first covid vaccine!
:frolic: :frolic: :frolic:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 11, 2021, 03:05:18 PM
This is the last day at work for a co-worker that I don't care for.  I know this shouldn't make me happy but I can't be sad about it.
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Post by: glitterball on March 11, 2021, 03:52:58 PM
Bought a cute little cz amethyst heart ring from Ali-express a few days ago and it arrived TODAY!

Just in time for my kid's birthday  ;)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 11, 2021, 05:11:39 PM
I scored some cheapo vidya games, Detroit: Become Human and NieR: Automata GOTY Edition. Together with shipping they cost me 12 bucks. I know all about NieR: Automata but know next to nothing about Detroit: Become Human. So I'll have a brand new (to me) game to play blind and another game that's awesome that I'll finally get to play! :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on March 12, 2021, 04:33:36 PM
I've been checking out American Girl stuff online lately, and was wishing I had kept some of my old catalogs from years past. I ended up finding a lot with 10 years worth of Christmas catalogs in a local listing for $5, which I was super excited about. The lady was really nice, and even threw in some DVDs.

Then I had left them laying on the kitchen counter, figuring I'd put them away before my husband could come home and make fun of me about them. But he got home early, and he saw them and asked about them. To my surprise, he was actually interested in them and spent about 10 minutes looking through them with me, reminiscing about when we bought his older daughters (my stepdaughters) their dolls a decade ago. He said that it was awesome that I found the catalogs and that he was happy I was finding some new hobbies.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on March 12, 2021, 07:04:15 PM
my partner got his vaccine yesterday. it was the single dose Johnson & Johnson one. so far no serious side effects. just a sore arm and sleepiness. hoping i'll be able to get one soon when Texas moves to its next phase.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 12, 2021, 10:18:48 PM
Dad and I went for a walk this morning. Aside from seeing the pretty daffodils and some squirrels playing around the trees by the pond...

Someone had stuck motivational postits on the lampostsand the bus stop.

I already knew we had some interesting neighbours sincethe incident  when someone wrote "slow!" on the road in welsh (we are far enough from the Welsh border for that to be a bit odd)...but this was the next step.

Things like, "tomorrow is a new day you've never lived before" and "storms don't just cause devastation, sometimes they clear the way."

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Post by: SunPony on March 13, 2021, 01:23:38 AM
I got pony mail!  And I made some DELICIOUS venison tenderloin'n'onions.  And its Friday!
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 15, 2021, 12:46:22 AM
I don't know why but for some reason I'm having one of those days when I am in a ridiculously positive mood and everything feels fun to do, I can't explain it but I'm not complaining.
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Post by: tikibirds on March 16, 2021, 05:56:18 PM
One of my students gave me a gift - artwork of Wei Ying and Lan Wanji :biggrin:
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Post by: Taffeta on March 17, 2021, 05:33:49 PM
All the ladybirds huddled together on the rosemary and dotted all over the garden. It's like they're getting ready for a spring party <3.

They're so cute.

@Tikibirds - that's an awesome student <3
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on March 18, 2021, 07:19:15 PM
I finally set up my all regional DVD player that I got for Christmas (it’s been in the box since Christmas guess how many years/months/days). Put my PS2 in my parents room.
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 18, 2021, 07:46:09 PM
I changed my ringtone a few months ago to Moonlight Densetsu, the opening theme from Sailor Moon and it makes me smile every time my phone rings even if it's a telemarketer.


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Post by: Taffeta on March 19, 2021, 01:31:33 PM
I changed my ringtone a few months ago to Moonlight Densetsu, the opening theme from Sailor Moon and it makes me smile every time my phone rings even if it's a telemarketer.


Ponyfan

Gomen ne, sunao ja nakute...yume no naka nara ieru...


I remember them playing that at one of the events I went to back in the before time, and it was so hard not to start singing it...

It must be years since I watched SM, and yet it's one of THOSE songs that never leaves your brain. EVER.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 19, 2021, 05:59:22 PM
It's only 2pm and I've gotten a lot done today already :) Most of it was phone calls, but considering I hate talking on the phone and get anxious, it's a big accomplishment (I almost put it off until Monday).
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Post by: Marshie on March 19, 2021, 07:01:04 PM
I got to meet up with SunPony in person today and do a pony trade! I got a wonderful condition G1 TAF Yum Yum! I enjoyed talking with them and it felt great to know there's someone fairly local that enjoys ponies like I do!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on March 19, 2021, 08:57:30 PM
I changed my ringtone a few months ago to Moonlight Densetsu, the opening theme from Sailor Moon and it makes me smile every time my phone rings even if it's a telemarketer.


Ponyfan

Gomen ne, sunao ja nakute...yume no naka nara ieru...


I remember them playing that at one of the events I went to back in the before time, and it was so hard not to start singing it...

It must be years since I watched SM, and yet it's one of THOSE songs that never leaves your brain. EVER.


Just thinking about  it makes me hear the song in my head.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on March 20, 2021, 09:25:03 PM
I smiled because I bought a stash of inexpensive yet DELICIOUS "Cadburys Buttons" chocolate Easter eggs.

Oh. And I ate an egg all to myself today!  :yummy: :angel:

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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 21, 2021, 11:45:32 PM
I finally caught up on some sleep. I slept really well and had lots of dreams (but no nightmares!). I did wake up with a headache though  ^^;
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 23, 2021, 06:28:46 PM
My sister had passed her driving test and has her own car! This is one of the things shes wanted since she was old enough to want, and now she’s done it! I could never drive, but I am so very proud of her!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on March 23, 2021, 09:14:30 PM
OMG I found out where the fruit flies are coming from! A moldy onion in my onion basket! It was on the bottom of the pile, a little yellow onion. It had gone bad and I didn't pick up on it. I'm housecleaning and doing "adulting" today so I cleaned the kitchen really well and finally found it! Yay :D Now that I've gotten rid of it (and a couple others that were starting to go - I love onions and tend to overbuy ^^; ) the flies will (hopefully!) stop now. They've dwindled down quite a bit but there are still enough around to be a nuisance.
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Post by: Beth3346 on March 23, 2021, 10:13:25 PM
OMG I found out where the fruit flies are coming from! A moldy onion in my onion basket! It was on the bottom of the pile, a little yellow onion. It had gone bad and I didn't pick up on it. I'm housecleaning and doing "adulting" today so I cleaned the kitchen really well and finally found it! Yay :D Now that I've gotten rid of it (and a couple others that were starting to go - I love onions and tend to overbuy ^^; ) the flies will (hopefully!) stop now. They've dwindled down quite a bit but there are still enough around to be a nuisance.

I'm glad you figured out where they're coming from. I love onions too! i think my whole crisper drawer is basically onions right now. i need to check them.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 30, 2021, 01:01:30 AM
Dad needed to borrow my postal scales to send a parcel to my sister for easter.

Some of my BF ponies live on and around it on the table. So he had to move them to put it back. I'd warned him to make sure that they didn't touch Surprise's hair when he did so.

I came back to find Sparkler and Tootsie sheltering behind one of my hair scrunchies like a shield against Surprise's hair xD. They really looked like they were hiding from her.

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Post by: Beth3346 on March 30, 2021, 01:44:47 AM
My petite pony carousel started working! i'm not sure what was going on the last time i tested it. maybe i didn't turn it enough? but today i was taking photos of it and getting it ready to sell. on a whim i decided to test it and it started playing music!
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Post by: SpaceButtPonies on March 30, 2021, 01:53:34 AM
Today is my birthday and my friends took me out to get sushi. The food was so good and I had a really day!
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Post by: Beth3346 on March 30, 2021, 03:00:30 AM
Today is my birthday and my friends took me out to get sushi. The food was so good and I had a really day!

Happy Birthday!!!
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Post by: SpaceButtPonies on March 30, 2021, 06:07:06 AM
Today is my birthday and my friends took me out to get sushi. The food was so good and I had a really day!

Happy Birthday!!!

Thank you!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on March 30, 2021, 01:18:48 PM
Today is my birthday and my friends took me out to get sushi. The food was so good and I had a really day!
And I slept right through it!!! Hope you had a good one xxx
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Post by: SpacePinto on April 04, 2021, 04:07:14 AM
I finally set up a new e-mail account after losing the old one that my Arena account was tied to! :frolic:
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Post by: starrynights on April 05, 2021, 05:08:07 AM
I got to watch a opossum in the yard tonight!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on April 05, 2021, 03:32:34 PM
At long last I am truly fruit fly free :accomplished:

Also, my cat was sun soaking and rolling around being extra cute ^.^
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Post by: Griffin on April 06, 2021, 05:35:50 PM
Two of my colleagues, who are both also close friends, received some amazing news today! I'm so happy for them! ^.^
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 10, 2021, 11:08:06 PM
The shout box, some Redditors, some Discord peeps, Pink Kittywinks & the chocolate cake I'm about to eat. Cheers for the bd wishes peeps xxx
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 12, 2021, 12:10:21 AM
The man in front of dad  at the checkout line paid for my dad's groceries.  :)


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Post by: BlackCurtains on April 14, 2021, 05:27:20 PM
I got some decent sleep for once :) I've been trying to find a noise video on YouTube to help me fall asleep and after trying several I found one that works.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 16, 2021, 12:39:26 AM
Dad and I went for a walk this morning and there were fuzzies at the ponds! Six ducklings with an unusually attentive father as well as mother and three little moorhen chicks <3
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Post by: SunPony on April 16, 2021, 01:24:11 AM
I got to do an online presentation for a group of amateur naturalists tonight.  I looooove doing presentations and everyone seemed to enjoy it, so I feel a nice sense of satisfaction.  ^.^
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on April 16, 2021, 04:14:31 AM
In line at the convenience store today, this mom and kid made me smile. Something about the kid reminded me of my son...his mannerisms or something, and the way he wore his shark themed raincoat with the hood up in the store,which is totally a thing my son would do and wear. He was bouncing all over the place, and it was just an instant flashback to a couple of years ago when my little guy was that age. I let them go ahead of me, since I know how hard it is to keep a kid with that amount of energy from breaking free to run amok. Just a weird, random moment where it occurred to me how fast kids grow up and to appreciate them in the moment...I gave mine a big hug when I picked him up from school.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on April 16, 2021, 12:51:03 PM
In line at the convenience store today, this mom and kid made me smile. Something about the kid reminded me of my son...his mannerisms or something, and the way he wore his shark themed raincoat with the hood up in the store,which is totally a thing my son would do and wear. He was bouncing all over the place, and it was just an instant flashback to a couple of years ago when my little guy was that age. I let them go ahead of me, since I know how hard it is to keep a kid with that amount of energy from breaking free to run amok. Just a weird, random moment where it occurred to me how fast kids grow up and to appreciate them in the moment...I gave mine a big hug when I picked him up from school.
You had me at shark-themed raincoat!!!
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on April 17, 2021, 04:02:10 PM
In line at the convenience store today, this mom and kid made me smile. Something about the kid reminded me of my son...his mannerisms or something, and the way he wore his shark themed raincoat with the hood up in the store,which is totally a thing my son would do and wear. He was bouncing all over the place, and it was just an instant flashback to a couple of years ago when my little guy was that age. I let them go ahead of me, since I know how hard it is to keep a kid with that amount of energy from breaking free to run amok. Just a weird, random moment where it occurred to me how fast kids grow up and to appreciate them in the moment...I gave mine a big hug when I picked him up from school.
You had me at shark-themed raincoat!!!

It was cute--the hood was the shark's head and it had a fin on it. My son has a shark bucket hat with a face and fin on it, maybe that's what made me think of him.

Thing to smile about today: one of my twin girls went all day using the potty without an accident. TMI, I know...but it's a relief to know that one of them is finally getting it.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on April 17, 2021, 08:38:50 PM
In line at the convenience store today, this mom and kid made me smile. Something about the kid reminded me of my son...his mannerisms or something, and the way he wore his shark themed raincoat with the hood up in the store,which is totally a thing my son would do and wear. He was bouncing all over the place, and it was just an instant flashback to a couple of years ago when my little guy was that age. I let them go ahead of me, since I know how hard it is to keep a kid with that amount of energy from breaking free to run amok. Just a weird, random moment where it occurred to me how fast kids grow up and to appreciate them in the moment...I gave mine a big hug when I picked him up from school.
You had me at shark-themed raincoat!!!

It was cute--the hood was the shark's head and it had a fin on it. My son has a shark bucket hat with a face and fin on it, maybe that's what made me think of him.

Thing to smile about today: one of my twin girls went all day using the potty without an accident. TMI, I know...but it's a relief to know that one of them is finally getting it.
Even a milestone which is less desirable to discuss is a milestone to be proud of xxx
I may start looking up shark-themed everything lol (except I can't buy it all at once because Ponies)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on April 25, 2021, 02:35:54 AM
After a really weird and awkward day, I finally got to see my boyfriend after a whole week. Seeing his face makes me wanna squee lol.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on April 26, 2021, 07:49:44 PM
I was finally able to declutter my room a little by collecting some things I no longer wanted and donating them to a local charity. It feels so nice to open the cabinet and see so much free space in there :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: McKinley on April 27, 2021, 07:47:36 AM
On my walk today, two rabbits appeared from the bushes and crossed the path in front of me. Super cute.  ^.^
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on April 28, 2021, 03:04:14 PM
Dad and I walked into the local town today. First time since November. Really nice to do a proper walk and see a different set of scenery. Really hope we can do this more going forward. It did rain for part of the trip, but it didn't matter too much. Saw lots of pretty blossoms and a robin as well.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on April 28, 2021, 03:39:56 PM
Absentmindedly browsing Amazon last night I got into looking at camping chairs. Then I found these fold up telescoping stools that are meant for traveling. THEN I found one that supports up to 500lbs. I'm going to buy it and try walking around the block, sitting when I need to. Maybe I can finally get some exercise and lose weight.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on April 28, 2021, 10:37:46 PM
The subject of tinsel hair came up on a Discord thread, & I said where I'd managed to get hold of some, showing my Custom Xmas Ponies as examples. Xmas Tree & friends got the love again xxx

Post Merge: April 29, 2021, 07:54:25 PM

Smiles today: everybody saying hi to my sharky!!! I went to get my jab & decided to go early to spoil myself a bit because I could. Loads of people loved seeing Bakana (the plushie sharky) in her cardigan & nurse cap.
Bakana & I had cheesy chips, coffee & a Malteser slice, & for the coffee & slice we got to sit in!!! They had a limit on the customers inside, but due to screens we could both eat & drink in the shop, which saved us being soaked by drizzle.
We found some fun stuff as well, including a couple of cute Phonies & a G4 bag. We even found a playground just outside the place to get the jab & we hung out there for a bit.
All in all a pleasant outing.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: ridi on April 29, 2021, 10:16:22 PM
My birds have started preening each other! I adopted my second budgie only a few months ago, and it makes me so happy to see how well he's settled in, and how the two of them love spending time together even if their personalities are very different.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on April 30, 2021, 10:54:01 PM
I have finally completed the last of the three checklists that have been lying around unfinished for years, and this one was started way back in 2014! It feels nice knowing that I finally have this taken care of.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 01, 2021, 12:46:06 AM
My cat and I have a new routine. Before bed, she comes in and sits in the same spot and just hangs out with me for a while. I can lay down and pet her and she quacks and purrs. I call it "hangin' out time" :P She's been sleeping in the living room instead of her bed in my bed, so it's nice to spend time with her before we go our separate ways until morning :heart:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on May 02, 2021, 06:04:14 PM
I found the scissors!! they were behind a box in the pony room :huh:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 02, 2021, 07:32:11 PM
I found the scissors!! they were behind a box in the pony room :huh:

Please come look for my scissors! They have been MIA since a disturbing incident involving stickly stacking toys and a scarf. Don't ask. ><

My football team won yesterday, even without their captain on the field. :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 02, 2021, 09:18:28 PM
My cat again. I made vegetarian burgers and fries. When it was done I gave her a little bit of fries and she ate them. Then I gave her some burger with cheese and she ate that too. A little while later I gave her fries again and she looked at it, looked at me, looked back at the fries and quacked :lol: She didn't eat it, she wanted more burger!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on May 02, 2021, 10:12:00 PM
I found a downy woodpecker nest in the forest!  The parents were feeding the babies.  I also saw a pileated woodpecker in that forest for the first time.  Double woodpecker excitement!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on May 03, 2021, 04:33:44 AM
I was looking at some old pictures of my aunt today in honor of our shared birthday. She passed away in March, and it was my first birthday without her. It was bittersweet, but some of the pictures made me smile. There was one of the Christmas she gave my sister the pony baby buggy, and she was helping her set it up while my other sister looked on covetously. Gusty was on the floor in the picture, too...I had always wondered where Gusty came from, I knew she was my younger sister's, but didn't know who got her for her.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 03, 2021, 08:00:03 AM
I was looking at some old pictures of my aunt today in honor of our shared birthday. She passed away in March, and it was my first birthday without her. It was bittersweet, but some of the pictures made me smile. There was one of the Christmas she gave my sister the pony baby buggy, and she was helping her set it up while my other sister looked on covetously. Gusty was on the floor in the picture, too...I had always wondered where Gusty came from, I knew she was my younger sister's, but didn't know who got her for her.

Oh, cherished memories, so special  :heart: :heart:

I smiled today because the scales were kind to me this morning!

I weighed myself for the first time in a year last Friday, and yikes, I had PILED on the lard this past year. May 1st was the re-start of diet & exercise, I fired-up My Fitness Pal to log all of the calories that go through my mouth & got my running gear deployed... a very slow 5k "shuffle" rather than a run (easing myself gently back to fitness) which shall be repeated every 2 days.

Anyway, after 3 days of this & going more often to the bathroom (losing water weight and post water-retention from muscles after exercise) it appears that I have lost 4lb!! Gotta keep at it, though, I always lose more at the start of a diet, the frustrating times happen when I get to the point where I lose maybe half a pound a week.  :P

ETA

Oh, saw a video of a guitar teacher explaining the intro "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix. Love that tune, but was always awed & scared to even attempt to learn to play it. He broke it down and revealed the simplicity of the chords so I had fun trying them out; still trying to figure out the finger-picking bit but hey, more practice...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on May 04, 2021, 01:06:35 AM
My cat finally adopted a new, wonderfully soft bed and is still sleeping in a funny position on his back.  :lovey:
At first, I was afraid it wouldn’t like it because its favorite places have always been a cardboard box and a bookshelf.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Griffin on May 05, 2021, 02:44:47 PM
The Saimaa ringed seal cam is live again! My favourite reality tv show, haha. At the moment there's not just one but two seals. They are adorable and hilarious :lol: https://wwf.fi/en/wildlive/saimaa-ringed-seal/
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 05, 2021, 03:55:36 PM
Something that I recently ordered from aliexpress has already arrived!

I think they've upped their game recently - most of my orders have arrived within 3 weeks rather than 3 months...  :cool:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on May 05, 2021, 10:05:06 PM
The Saimaa ringed seal cam is live again! My favourite reality tv show, haha. At the moment there's not just one but two seals. They are adorable and hilarious :lol: https://wwf.fi/en/wildlive/saimaa-ringed-seal/

Yippee! :party: Finally it's here again! Wonderful to watch. :inlove: Too bad the cameras don't show anything at night.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 06, 2021, 02:07:22 PM
Ordered take-out Nandos, they forgot to put the fries on my order!

Checked bag, told the server, he went and got me a free box asap! I didn't have to pay!

Note - Nandos for my family, not for me as I am on a strict diet this week, will relax the rules next week... a sorry pot of protein Skyr for my lunch today....
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: tikibirds on May 06, 2021, 05:56:22 PM
My 2 week vacation starts today
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 08, 2021, 10:38:20 PM
Due to my financial struggles my rent has dropped by 50 bucks! I'll have some money left over now to save up for a sofa, hopefully.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on May 09, 2021, 12:59:49 AM
I played in my first hockey game in over a year!  It was easier to skate in a mask than I expected.  We won and I actually got an assist so I guess I wasn't too out of shape  :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 13, 2021, 10:06:01 PM
After a month of above average heat and humidity a cold front is moving through! I can finally turn off my A/C and let some fresh air in without sweating to death.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on May 13, 2021, 10:10:02 PM
Hearing from former library colleagues that they not only remember me but would be more than happy to provide a reference going forward should I need one.

I left quite some time ago, so that was nice :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on May 14, 2021, 04:14:34 AM
I went through some digital scans of the dinosaurs magazines we used to collect as kids, for a moment it felt like it was the 90s again :lovey: :good:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 14, 2021, 04:37:12 AM
I visited one of my local music stores & got to try out 4 guitars - LOTS of fun - none were quite what I was after but I think that I now know the exact one that I want to get!

Folks may think it strange, but the colour of the instrument is very important to me. It needs to be something beautiful that inspires me & makes me want to pick it up and play.

My current, beginner guitar is gorgeous, beautiful & fills me with joy each time I practise. My next-level guitar needs to do the same!  :lol: 
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 14, 2021, 09:59:34 PM
This is actually from last night but the Amazon driver that helped me with my package FedEX left halfway up my stairs. He didn't have to knock on the door and alert me that it was there, and he certainly didn't have to bring it to my door for me. It was raining, the box was soaking wet and falling apart. He was really nice. I wished I had thought to look for a nametag or ask his name so I could make a personal compliment about him to Amazon.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on May 15, 2021, 03:06:15 AM
Gaspode's package arrived. Nuff said
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 15, 2021, 03:40:54 AM
My two pony lots I won came in today, and were waiting when I got home.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 15, 2021, 11:17:17 AM
Husband brought me fresh coffee in bed this morning - simple pleasures!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on May 15, 2021, 07:57:06 PM
One day this week at work I was in a small room with a metal table.  I misjudged how far away I was from the table and bumped in to it.  When I came out of the room everyone close by asked me if I was okay.  It turned out that a coworker had heard me bump in to the table and was worried about me.  It was nice to know that someone cared enough to do that because a lot of time I wonder if anyone at work would notice if I wasn't there.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 17, 2021, 05:19:43 PM
I'm getting a referral for equine therapy through my insurance! :cheer:

I know I'm too fat to ride a horse but I can do other things, like feed them, brush them, bathe them, talk to them. I'm really excited!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 17, 2021, 10:35:27 PM
I'm getting a referral for equine therapy through my insurance! :cheer:

I know I'm too fat to ride a horse but I can do other things, like feed them, brush them, bathe them, talk to them. I'm really excited!

Ooh that sounds lovely!!

Today I went to Ikea, not too busy so felt safe enough. Bought 2 wooden stools, storage boxes, then drove home!  ;)  Assembly was quick& simple; now those stools are mini tables to put my cup of tea on!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on May 17, 2021, 10:43:15 PM
Got home from work and saw my first adult cicada of the year!  We are having a huge emergence of seventeen-year periodical cicadas this year, I'm pumped!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 18, 2021, 05:57:04 PM
Oh that's so cool. I wish I still lived up there so I could witness it too.


I feel okay today, for once. I slept for a long time and had a lot of lasting dreams. I'm so close to being a lucid dreamer. I'm aware I'm dreaming and can anticipate things, but can't control anything. I love having long dreams though. It always makes me feel better when I wake up (unless it's a nightmare, of course). I felt so icky yesterday so I'm surprised I feel as good as I do. I haven't even taken any OTC pain meds yet! Sometimes there are good days :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on May 18, 2021, 06:48:15 PM
Got home from work and saw my first adult cicada of the year!  We are having a huge emergence of seventeen-year periodical cicadas this year, I'm pumped!

The cicada thing has me baffled. I could have sworn we last had them in the summer of 2007, because I remember sitting at a standstill in Chicago traffic that summer on my way to a concert when one flew in my open sunroof. I texted my friend about it (guess it was still legal to text and drive in those days?!) and he wanted me to catch it and keep it for him. I never could catch it. Anyway...we shouldn't get them here until 2024, but I wonder if different regions get them in different 17-year cycles. But...I saw something in the road yesterday that looked like a dead one, so maybe we are getting them here.

I'm smiling today because it's finally raining...here's hoping it takes the pollen level down a notch or 2. My vehicle has this constant layer of greenish powder and sap on it lately, and this constant sinus headache is unbearable. I can feel an instant improvement!
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Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2021, 08:02:23 PM
My proofreader doesn't think I suck at writing academically =D.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on May 22, 2021, 07:49:26 PM
A few things.  One  of the people that I love working with at work retired. At her party there were pages from books that you could write what she meant to you. One of the people throwing the party told me to take one and they would make sure she got it.  With everything going on it took me a while to find the time to write out what I wanted to say.  When my friend got the note she told me that it made her day. and that she always wanted to be friends even if we're not working together. :)

Yesterday I was going to use the self checkout machine and realized that the person in front of me left their items behind. I alerted the cashier working the self checkouts and she went after the man and made sure he got his items. 

The self checkouts were busy so to save time after I paid I just grabbed some bags and after I paid and went to a less crowded area to finish bagging my items.  The lady that used the same machine I did noticed some giftcards at the machine and gave them to the cashier.  The cashier asked me if they were mine and I told her no.  When the lady that was using the machine after me left she asked me if I had gotten my giftcards back. I told her that the giftcards weren't mine. It made me smile that someone went out of their way to try to return something to the person they thought it belonged to.

Ponyfan
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Post by: glitterball on May 22, 2021, 10:19:11 PM
Having a giggle watching Eurovision & live-tweeting with friends from afar!  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Harmonie on May 23, 2021, 12:04:34 AM
Got home from work and saw my first adult cicada of the year!  We are having a huge emergence of seventeen-year periodical cicadas this year, I'm pumped!

Pumped?!  :shocked:

I'm terrified!  :yikes: Although I don't know if this 17 year emergence is effecting where I live, since I hear it's a mid west thing. I hope that's the case because I don't need anymore of those things around. Ugh.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on May 23, 2021, 12:20:25 AM
Got home from work and saw my first adult cicada of the year!  We are having a huge emergence of seventeen-year periodical cicadas this year, I'm pumped!

Pumped?!  :shocked:

I'm terrified!  :yikes: Although I don't know if this 17 year emergence is effecting where I live, since I hear it's a mid west thing. I hope that's the case because I don't need anymore of those things around. Ugh.

You can look n this article to see where and when periodical cicadas will emerge, on a US Forest Service map: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22362042/cicada-brood-x-map-2021

They are not harmful to humans, they don't bite or sting.  And they are smaller than the regular cicadas that come out every summer.  But yeah there will be a huge number of them so it can be a bit intimidating.   Today they really started coming out in large numbers, and they are up in the trees singing! 
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on May 23, 2021, 01:28:42 PM
Got home from work and saw my first adult cicada of the year!  We are having a huge emergence of seventeen-year periodical cicadas this year, I'm pumped!

Pumped?!  :shocked:

I'm terrified!  :yikes: Although I don't know if this 17 year emergence is effecting where I live, since I hear it's a mid west thing. I hope that's the case because I don't need anymore of those things around. Ugh.

You can look n this article to see where and when periodical cicadas will emerge, on a US Forest Service map: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22362042/cicada-brood-x-map-2021

They are not harmful to humans, they don't bite or sting.  And they are smaller than the regular cicadas that come out every summer.  But yeah there will be a huge number of them so it can be a bit intimidating.   Today they really started coming out in large numbers, and they are up in the trees singing!

Thanks for sharing this link! The map shows that in my area they will emerge in 2024, so that explains why I remember them being here in the summer of 2007. The smashed one I saw in the road must have just been a regular garden-variety one.

The video was interesting, too, how the male cicada kept turning around when he was snapping his fingers, thinking it was a female...they are such fascinating creatures! Lots of people think it's annoying, but I actually love the sound they make.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Harmonie on May 23, 2021, 01:40:18 PM
According to that map, it happened where I live six years ago. Eh. Didn't seem too memorable.

I don't care that they aren't harmful. They just freak me out. I can't stand them. Whenever they disappear in the autumn, all is good with the world and I can return outside. lol.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Luxrayx on May 25, 2021, 08:46:49 PM
I bought ingredients to bake cookies for my brother as thanks for a rather... emotional hang-out session. I managed to sneak everything into the cupboards without him seeing, and now I'm getting all warm and fuzzy inside knowing there's sugar and brown sugar and flour and semi-sweet chocolate just waiting to get turned into little nuggets of love and gratitude... Does that sound cheesy? :P
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on May 25, 2021, 09:18:27 PM
I bought ingredients to bake cookies for my brother as thanks for a rather... emotional hang-out session. I managed to sneak everything into the cupboards without him seeing, and now I'm getting all warm and fuzzy inside knowing there's sugar and brown sugar and flour and semi-sweet chocolate just waiting to get turned into little nuggets of love and gratitude... Does that sound cheesy? :P
Aww that's sweet!

I'm happy because AT LAST something I ordered 2 weeks ago has been shipped & I have a tracking number etc. I just hope it arrives safe & well tomorrow & that they have not screwed up the (expensive) order!!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on May 26, 2021, 12:41:39 AM
I was scrolling through Facebook and noticed an ad for my favorite musical.  The ad was in Japanese but it took me a while to notice it because I was so caught up in the music.   It made me smile because the music was so powerful that I almost didn't realize that I couldn't understand the words the actors were saying.

Ponyfan
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Post by: BlackCurtains on May 26, 2021, 02:32:24 AM
I was gone all day and my cat is being extra clingy. She doesn't like it when I leave. I tried to take a nap when I got home but she kept waking me up by gently pawing my face :lol:
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Post by: SpacePinto on May 26, 2021, 03:47:04 AM
I was worried that I found a major plothole in my fictional world that I use for escapism these days, but after doing some research I realized that with some tweaking, a few modifications and a little bit of retconning I can actually make it work ^^;
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Post by: starrynights on May 26, 2021, 04:37:52 AM
I found a 60s barbie at the thrift store
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on May 26, 2021, 10:43:15 PM
Today was a great storm! It rained almost all day pouring water and the wind blew hard.  visitors can't see pics , please register or login
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A few big branches went broken in the yard trees, but I just enjoyed and smiled. Fortunately, the trees remained upright.  :)
I don’t like hot summers at all. I am an autumn child. I love rain, storms, cold and frost.  :cold: :heart:
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Post by: SpacePinto on May 29, 2021, 09:41:17 PM
My new sticky notes finally arrived and they are so much better than the lousy supermarket ones, the glue sticks as it should and they are still where I placed them days later :frolic:
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on May 29, 2021, 11:30:53 PM
My brother’s children came to me on Friday and stayed overnight as well. We played a pillow fight!  :pillow:
We also had fun the next day. ^.^
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 30, 2021, 05:08:29 AM
I'm having vanilla ice cream with bananas, blueberries, and chocolate syrup.  Yummy.
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Post by: SpacePinto on May 31, 2021, 05:18:43 AM
I finally started building my private collection of crepypasta videos with use of YouTube downloader, and I already have over 20 videos + thumbnails on my hard drive!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on May 31, 2021, 11:25:23 AM
I'm really enjoying playing an online game lately :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: starrynights on June 01, 2021, 05:35:18 AM
May I ask what game you've discovered, BlackCurtains? :)

Today I picked up some wood and am planning on remodeling my room.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 01, 2021, 02:12:45 PM
May I ask what game you've discovered, BlackCurtains? :)

Oh, no. I've been playing for 11 years :P It's PonyIsland. It's just sometimes I get in a funk and do the most minimal but lately I've really gotten into creating breeding pairs and I'm having a lot of fun. I met a new friend too, so that's a plus and makes it more fun :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on June 01, 2021, 08:44:44 PM
Lots of happy things to report today!

Beautiful, sun-shiny day!

Playing music loud in my car!

Helping Dad cook his evening meal!

Walking into a salon to get a skin test in time for Saturday for my first appointment in 18 months!

Finding a funky, tie-tied festival-style summer dress for only 5 pounds in a cheap fashion store, wearing it now & feel all summery.

Finding a chunky red/black striped knit sweater in a charity shop for only 3.50 - I can relive my Nirvana days lol!!

Husband's morning coffee to wake me up, hehe!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 03, 2021, 04:36:14 PM
My renewal for my apartment went through and not only am I leased for another year, they lowered my rent again. Plus, the DCF adjusted my Food Stamps and I get almost double what I got before :) Just went on an online grocery shopping spree :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Griffin on June 03, 2021, 04:51:59 PM
My renewal for my apartment went through and not only am I leased for another year, they lowered my rent again. Plus, the DCF adjusted my Food Stamps and I get almost double what I got before :) Just went on an online grocery shopping spree :lol:

That's wonderful!

I had a good discussion with a friend over WhatsApp last night :heart: I miss her, we haven't been able to meet in over a year and I often suck at keeping in touch with my friends.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 05, 2021, 02:10:46 AM
I think the big aloe plant might make it! It was all brown except for the very bottoms of the leaves. I watered it to overflowing and the past week we've had lots of rain, and it's perking back up! It's more orange now than brown and the green is a deeper shade. Now if the rain keeps up and/or I can remember to regularly water it, it might make it.

The little one is dead though. Plus side, I have a cute orange pot to plant something else in. Maybe I'll use it for bee food.
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Post by: Beth3346 on June 05, 2021, 07:44:26 PM
there's a couple of swallows nesting on my front patio cover. :)
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Post by: Taffeta on June 05, 2021, 08:11:06 PM
Sister is home. For the first time in eight months.

Also, we have baby blackbirds in our garden.

@BC - so happy that you had some good news on the apartment front!
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Post by: slyons on June 05, 2021, 08:41:40 PM
Went for my first motorcycle ride of the season - vroom vroom :thumb:
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 08, 2021, 10:29:14 PM
Today it finally rained water!  :)
There were also thunderstorms on the move, but further afield.
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 09, 2021, 04:05:37 PM
Aldi finally started stocking our favorite yogurt again. I had about given up on it. The kids and I have already plowed through 3/4 of the 2 lb. carton already in one morning. Wish I had stocked up!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 09, 2021, 04:53:13 PM
Working on a secret project for somebody. Not perfect but going well so far!!! (Do not say what, do not say what, do not say what...) :art: :devious: :art: :devious: :art:
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Post by: Beth3346 on June 11, 2021, 03:28:18 AM
there are bird babies outside my door. a swallow couple built a nest on my patio and the eggs finally hatched :)
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 12, 2021, 12:04:42 AM
I got my first vaccine (Covid-19) yesterday and the man who injects it for me praised the My Little Pony shirt I was wearing. He said: Oh, what a wonderful pony shirt!  :heart: He was really excited! :lol: Too bad when there was no time to stay talking about ponies.  ^.^
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Post by: Taffeta on June 12, 2021, 09:12:41 AM
Bird babies here too! Yesterday, three or four baby starlings attempting to land on a pole (and sliding down it), and baby sparrows flapping around in the tree trying to keep their balance. Also a baby goldfinch we think, but it was flapping its wings so much it was hard to tell. Haven't seen the baby blackbirds but they're around too.

Sure the sparrows are nesting in the grape vine under my window. They do that sometimes, and they're sooo noisy. But last time they did I ended up with a baby sparrow in my room. So...I'm keeping alert.

I do love them though. They're so cute.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 13, 2021, 05:47:16 PM
The new Sims4 Expansion Pack is going to be all about living in the country and raising a farm and animals!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:  :cheer:  :lovey:

I've been waiting for an EP like this all my life :heart:

Now if they can add horses it will be complete. The Cottage Living pack has wild birds, rabbits, chickens, cows and llama and it also showed a fox going after the rabbits. I think there were new things to grow too and a largest vegetable competition! And all the stuff to build a cottage! OMG I can't wait!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 13, 2021, 08:33:49 PM
I got to pick up a regal jumping spider at the flea market, and moved her to safety.  I also found some gen 3 pones a buck each.
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 14, 2021, 11:54:43 PM
The magnificent storm arrived in the evening and will continue until tomorrow evening!  :cold: :heart:
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 15, 2021, 05:35:49 AM
A student I supervise told me that this year has been the best year ever, and I make it fun. And my tiny heart just exploded because I know I’m not their teacher. But I’m glad that I left some sort of a mark on at least one student.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 16, 2021, 04:29:21 AM
The needle hedgehog I mentioned in the Trivial Complaints thread??? I found it!!! Not only that, but found a load of other useful stuff too yaiy!!! Productive me searching through everything only to find what I was looking for hidden by a sneaky plastic bag... Still worth it for the treasure trove of other stuff I found!!!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 16, 2021, 07:30:02 PM
I stayed real cool when a fire broke out from one of my burners. I got a pot lid and set it over the fire and it went out. I'm not sure what caused it but there's soot down in the drip pan thingy. I'm thinking there was some food, or maybe plastic on the burner? I have a bad habit of setting things on the stove. But I was proud of myself that I didn't freak out or anything, the flames were pretty high. I acted fast enough that the fire alarm didn't even go off :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 17, 2021, 04:10:23 AM
Nice going BC

EDIT!!!!!

My secret project, along with a bunch of other bits & bobs, arrived safely in their new home & I got an email saying the project was loved :art: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :accomplished: :art: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :happy: :happy: :happy: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on June 19, 2021, 09:07:23 PM
I saw a squirrel today!
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Post by: Beth3346 on June 21, 2021, 02:15:01 AM
the baby birds outside my house are getting bigger. i think they're almost ready to fly
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Post by: Maddie on June 21, 2021, 02:23:55 AM
My sister and I went swimming together. It was nice
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Post by: BlackCurtains on June 21, 2021, 03:42:20 AM
I had some quality cuddle time with my old kitty :heart:
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 21, 2021, 09:40:42 PM
Got Amazon Alexa to :toot: it got me and my family laughing, my mum asked her to do a 30 second :toot: and boy did she do it had me in tears, my brother laughing, my mum laughing and Honey decided to lick me because I was laughing so hard.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 22, 2021, 04:38:33 AM
My son has started swimming lessons, and I have no choice to bring my girls along with me while I wait for him. There is a small baby pool there, and they let my girls swim in there for free while he is in the lesson, which is really nice. Well this morning the girls kept asking if they were going to get to go in the 'cat pool'. I didn't understand what they were talking about at first; another pool we frequent has a baby pool that we refer to as the 'duck pool', because it has a duck-shaped slide in it, so I thought 'cat' was just something they made up to differentiate between that one and this one. I finally figured out they had heard it referred to as the 'kiddie pool'...and thought we were saying 'kitty pool', and somehow in their heads became cat pool.

That was amusing enough, but then we get there and there actually was a black cat hanging around outside the chain link fence. My girls were delighted, and kept trying to pet it through the gaps. It found its way into the pool area because the gate is left open to the kiddie pool from the outside; the lifeguards put it back out and closed the gate but it kept finding its way back in through the locker rooms. It was still in the main pool area when we left...I hope they eventually found who it belonged to. Now it will definitely be the cat pool forever now!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 23, 2021, 09:21:32 PM
LadyAmalthea, that's so cute xD.

Cat clearly heard about the kitty pool and came to claim it as territory :)

There are a lot of baby birds here too. Some of whom think that if they stay very still in plain sight, they're somehow magically invisible. Also some who forget that they have wings when trying to get away from people...

Very cute.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 24, 2021, 12:27:53 AM
In my garden I met the largest snail in Finland and Europe called Ash-black or Ashy-gray Slug (in Finnish Ukkoetana). I took a few photos of it and finally carried it to the woods,where these usually live.  :slug: :inlove:
I saw a similar creature more than five years ago, which means these are not often encountered in the garden.  :enthralled:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 24, 2021, 03:06:02 PM
Found out last night that I'm getting a decent raise.  It's still not as much as I'd like to be paid but it's a step in the right direction.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on June 25, 2021, 12:02:13 AM
This shouldn't be a smile moment...but still.

Found some caterpillars chewing up the verbascum this morning.

Removed them (the plants will be ok)...

But caterpillars are so cute. I don't care if they're pests, they just are.

Especially the little ones, who were basically scrapping with each other in the pot, only in a really cute way...

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on June 27, 2021, 08:30:18 PM
the baby swallows that were nesting outside my door flew away :) I miss them but now i get to clean up the bird poo mess they left.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on June 29, 2021, 03:34:21 AM
A friend that I met online on a different board has been wanting to meet in real life.  She has family that lives a couple hours away from where I live.  We were making vague plans (nothing set in stone) to meet the next time she visited her family.  Real life suddenly hit hard for her and she had to make an emergency trip to be with her family.  I figured that our plans to meet would have to wait until another time.  I completely understood that and decided the last thing she needed at this time was me asking if we were still going to meet.
Earlier tonight I saw a message from her saying that she still wants to meet me  if she gets a chance while she's with her family during this time.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Star-Watcher on June 29, 2021, 05:03:26 PM
Haven't had anything this morning generate a smile just yet, but that is because I am still waking up and getting my head in order and awaiting morning coffee.

However, I did have a good smile first thing yesterday morning when I went to turn on the AC in my office (next door to my bed room) to get it cooling off for the day, and was greeted by the little 1/6 scale figure and Pony display on the shelf be the air conditioner.

Almost a bit embarrassed to show this off but here goes.

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Yeah, discovered that the costume that came with my Zootopia Gazelle fits my adorable femboy, Austin Crowe.  Here he is ready for open mic night at the Falcon's Nest...   :blush:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 29, 2021, 05:23:54 PM


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Yeah, discovered that the costume that came with my Zootopia Gazelle fits my adorable femboy, Austin Crowe.  Here he is ready for open mic night at the Falcon's Nest...   :blush:

This.   :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Bekuno on June 29, 2021, 07:53:21 PM
I'm rewatching Bambi today cause I just got in a mood for it, so just kinda smiling at baby bambi doing his best in the big wide world of innocence.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 30, 2021, 01:25:15 AM
The blackberries are already turning red.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on June 30, 2021, 03:46:02 AM
My part in a huge project at work concluded today.  I'm so relieved!  It was keeping me extra busy, and while it was a fun project, it had a hard deadline.  Knowing that I met that deadline, and the rest of the project will also, is really pleasing.   :work:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Star-Watcher on June 30, 2021, 04:46:00 PM
Today's initial smile was generated by my sealed copy of Lord of the Rings Online : Mines of Moria/Complete edition sold on eBay for $20.
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Post by: SpacePinto on June 30, 2021, 08:09:41 PM
I finally bought a smartphone! I played with the voice search feature a bit, took a few pictures, watched a few YouTube videos, checked out some of the functionalities, and then I put it back in the box for now and continued using my old nokia asha :lol:
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Post by: Star-Watcher on June 30, 2021, 08:29:25 PM
And for some reason, this not only gave me a mischievous smile, but actually made me laugh...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxSzi8dv-8

(And yes, is is work safe despite being a Robot Chicken clip)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: slyons on July 02, 2021, 09:44:40 PM
I handed out cold waters to the garbage and recycling pick up guys when they came by today... it was almost 40 with the humidity and sunny and I wanted to make sure to say thank you as it's not a great job but in this heat would be brutal. They really appreciated it.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on July 03, 2021, 03:57:56 AM
I was worried that rare works by one of my favorite pony artists were gone forever when the website they were hosted on went down for many days, but now it's back up :frolic:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on July 03, 2021, 07:14:59 AM
I handed out cold waters to the garbage and recycling pick up guys when they came by today... it was almost 40 with the humidity and sunny and I wanted to make sure to say thank you as it's not a great job but in this heat would be brutal. They really appreciated it.

That's really thoughtful of you!   :lovey:

Smiling because it's Saturday morning, husband brought me coffee in bed, plus there is the opportunity to meet good friends later  :)
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Post by: Luxrayx on July 03, 2021, 07:07:28 PM
Was feeling extra sad and lonely last night, so I took myself to the toy store to cheer up. I got two Sonic toys I'd previously convinced myself I didn't need. :inlove:

I feel like I shouldn't be relying so much on material items to self-soothe, but I'm also REALLY stinkin' excited about my new toys. :lol:
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Post by: slyons on July 04, 2021, 04:30:41 AM
I handed out cold waters to the garbage and recycling pick up guys when they came by today... it was almost 40 with the humidity and sunny and I wanted to make sure to say thank you as it's not a great job but in this heat would be brutal. They really appreciated it.

That's really thoughtful of you!   

Yeah, who knew doing nice things for complete strangers could make you feel so good?  :lol:

We got the new umbrella set up on the deck today, comes with lights on it and it's a nice touch
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Post by: Griffin on July 04, 2021, 08:41:12 AM
One of our cats being funny and adorable this morning, having the zoomies. :lol: Sometimes when he's excited he starts to growl.
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2021, 11:17:14 PM
The most amazing thing happened today.  I finally met one of my online friends in real life.  :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer:   We had a great time together.  She told me today that she had been planning on meeting me since she found out that I only live a few hours away from her family but she hadn't been able to work it out until this trip. 

We exchanged phone numbers last night and she met my family.  She told me that she will call me next time she visits her family and we will do lunch again.


Also, I've had the free version of an app on my phone for a while.  I don't usually pay for apps although I will sometimes if it's an app that I really like I will.  I had been thinking about getting the paid version for a long time and finally decided to do it.  The main feature behind the pay wall is being able to create puzzles from photos on your phone.  I'm having a lot of fun making puzzles out of screencaps from my favorite amines.

Ponyfan
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 11, 2021, 09:44:35 PM
I have two quart bags of blackberries picked, and more on the way to being ripe.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on July 11, 2021, 10:20:27 PM
I visited my brother in the village on Sunday evening. His girlfriend had baked delicious pastries and made ice cream himself. Yummy! :icecream: :chat:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on July 13, 2021, 02:42:51 AM
The weather forecast said there would be thunderstorms all day which I wasn't happy about since I wouldn't be able to work in peace, but the sky was completely clear!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 13, 2021, 05:19:27 PM
I have been chomping at the bit to get out of our current house. A house 2 or 3 doors down from us has been on the market for the past month, and it ended up selling for almost $70,000 more than we bought ours for 2 years ago! It is a similarity sized property to ours, but very dated-looking. I told my husband and he said I could contact a realtor about what it would take to put ours on the market. Maybe there's a light at the end of this tunnel after all.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2021, 11:12:39 PM
There was a baby sparrow in the choisya bush today, clearly learning (and mostly failing) to fly.

I was out checking something else and there was all this cheeping and counter-cheeping, so I turned to look, and there's this little confused ball of fluff in among the choisya leaves, while parent bird is sitting on the fence scolding it (it sounded scoldy xD). It flapped about there for a bit, then bravely decided to try and fly again...before falling back into the bush. I guess it was probably it's first flight. They're nesting on the corner of the house where my room is, so I often see them and hear them in the grape vine that runs across the back of the house, especially under my window. Baby birds are so cute :) it's so nice seeing the next generation grow up.

It reminds me of the year one accidentally ended up in my room. Also a sparrow. It's a long time ago now so probably that sparrow is no longer with us, but I hope it grew up and told its children the legend of the time it ended up in the pony cupboard...

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Post by: SpacePinto on July 14, 2021, 12:59:03 AM
I ordered a vintage Nokia 6267 phone online and it finally arrived complete with all the accessories, and it's awesome! :frolic:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 14, 2021, 08:19:11 PM
I picked up ponies from Gabumon today. :) 
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Post by: glitterball on July 14, 2021, 09:15:16 PM
Land line rang - which meant either school emergency or a scam call; 99 percent of our communication is via our mobile (cell) phones so alarm bells were already ringing.

This lady with an Indian accent was firing her script spiel at me - first she said that suspicious activity had been detected from our IP address (classic) and needed to know what devices we had at home.

I smiled. Let's have some fun.
Oh, by the way, I used to be an IP (network) engineer ;)

I am aware that the majority of scams are executed with users who have Microsoft Windows systems, as the scammers use certain well-known scripts with instructions how to gain access to the victim's devices, so I thought I'd spice things up and say that I had a certain (non-Microsoft) device, acting as a server with two clients. This instantly confused her.

She then kept asking if I used an i-pad and wanted to know about my mobile phone. I further confused her by saying that my mobile was used for work purposes and was not a smart phone, just old-fashioned SMS texts and voice calls.

She seemed to be slowly freaking out at this ??? and demanded to know how I go about my online banking an wanted to know about my Facebook account and do I watch Youtube? I told her no and that I mainly used my home devices for offline work, but access online content when I am away at my employer's company work office.

She hung up!

I laughed.  :cool:

I didn't even get to do anything juicy & techy, I just stayed polite and answered all her questions with answers that were most likely to be too off-script for her to be able to get any use from!!  :lol:

Seriously, folks, be careful. Scammers are finding new ways to appear genuine - e.g. if you have caller-display it may show what looks like a legitimate number and name of a bank or internet provider. If they start asking about personal info "just to pass a security question" then be assertive and do not disclose it.

End the call - with the intention of visiting the genuine website to get the correct number from your provider/bank.

Extra precaution: if possible, change phones and make a call from a different room. Why? Because it has been reported that SOMETIMES when the call ends, the scammer doesn't fully hang up and can listen in and spy on what number you are calling next, then press a few buttons and transfer your call to another scammer to continue with the scam - I need to get more info about this, it was mentioned on TV recently.

By using a different phone and calling from another room, it makes a physical break from them listening in.

Eeesh, it's all getting so paranoid and secret-agenty, eh?

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Post by: Taffeta on July 14, 2021, 09:22:57 PM
Phone scams are so much more common.

They call my Mum and tell her that there's a problem with her computer. She tells them that the problem is probably the fact she doesn't have a computer, then hangs up...

My smile thing today was more of the feathered variety. The young ducks we saw as tiny fluffballs are now almost adult and getting their colouring. We took some bread down to feed them and they were basically starting a riot competing for the crumbs (please note wholemeal bread xD). There were some moorhens as well and we saw a new brood of small black fluffies with their parents. An older moorhen chick told us off when we ran out of bread before proceeding to hunt for crumbs.

We also saw a lot of fish in the pools. At least nature seems to be thriving, even if humanity isn't.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on July 14, 2021, 09:33:18 PM
Not having a computer is the best answer, Taffeta!!!  :lol:

...little fluffy ducklings are the cutest though  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: ridi on July 15, 2021, 04:08:17 PM
Honestly... the MLP arena makes me smile a lot these days  :happy: I've been having kind of a hard time on social media lately, and am not a big fan of the direction web 2.0 has taken in general, so it is very relieving to know there's still an active web 1.0-based community I can retreat to.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 15, 2021, 05:18:48 PM
Honestly... the MLP arena makes me smile a lot these days  :happy: I've been having kind of a hard time on social media lately, and am not a big fan of the direction web 2.0 has taken in general, so it is very relieving to know there's still an active web 1.0-based community I can retreat to.

Agreed.  I'm sorry you're dealing with that, Ridi :/

While I admit that social media is a bit quantity over quantity for me, I also feel like it's become a really polarised space in the last several years. Not just with bigger political issues but smaller ones as well. The things people can hate on each other over are seemingly endless...

I have a handful of forumish places I can still post and I value that. Sadly no anime ones any more.

But yeah, while sometimes we have strong debates and differences of opinions, the arena is a nice space in the world of echo chambers. And I value that.
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Post by: ridi on July 15, 2021, 10:35:15 PM
Thank you Taffeta  :lovey:

Social media has just been extremely stressful for me because I get the feeling like I'm being iced out from some of my old friend groups, but I can't be sure if they're ignoring me or if it's just the algorithm blocking them from seeing what I post... so I'm just extremely grateful for old-style forums that aren't run entirely by robots working on generating traffic and promoting a competitive platform. I've never actually been much of an active forum goer, but recently I have really grown to appreciate them. I really wish there were more forums for my other hobbies.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on July 16, 2021, 11:40:19 PM
This forum is definitely proof that the internet doesn't have to be terrible. it definitely gives me some hope on my bad days
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 17, 2021, 02:21:14 AM
Today I was happy that the moccasins I ordered for my husband only this morning, had a tracking number and were shipped from their First Nation already this afternoon! 
Talk about fast - moving moose LOL
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 17, 2021, 03:58:40 AM
While I admit that social media is a bit quantity over quantity for me, I also feel like it's become a really polarised space in the last several years. Not just with bigger political issues but smaller ones as well. The things people can hate on each other over are seemingly endless...

Dude, I joined a coffee lovers group on Facebook recently and today the admin had to put up a warning about making fun of other members for like Keurig coffee or just different ways to make coffee in general (liking creamer over milk, etc. ). Myself, missed the "drama" but c'mon. I jokingly call myself a coffee snob but I don't actually think I'm better than someone because they make theirs a different way. Sooooo petty and childish.



What made me happy today is related! I opened a fresh bag of dark roast. Nothing like the first whiff of just opened coffee grounds! (the first cup was delicious too!)
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Post by: ridi on July 17, 2021, 08:45:26 AM
My package that I ranted about in the trivial complaints thread finally made it!  :drunk: I've been waiting for it for what feels like an eternity. The box was sooo beat up when I got it, but the contents were well padded so nothing was broken.

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My Pokemon bookends! :cry: I'm a huge Pokemon collector, and Timburr, the little grey dude with the beam, is one of my top favorites. He doesn't get a ton of merchandise so I'm always certain to pick up everything he's featured on.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on July 17, 2021, 12:30:50 PM
A sweet email from a good friend xxx
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 17, 2021, 02:59:15 PM
Huh. The small aloe plant I thought was totally dead is bright green and fresh. The bigger one... not so much. We've been having a lot of thunderstorms and rain. I guess it just needed a ton of water. Maybe I should water the big one? Give it a boost.
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 18, 2021, 03:25:36 PM
@BlackCurtains  Aloes are pretty hardy.  My mom bought a tiny, sad looking one years ago from Walmart. She took it home, watered it and it grew so big that got too big for the giant pot it was in.  It even made several baby aloe plants inside the same pot.  I think it finally died but it lasted a long time.


The Arena makes me smile a lot too. :D I love that I can come here and we can have conversations with each other.  There were some dark days while my mother was having/recovering from surgery.  Knowing that I could come here and talk about how I felt and what I was dealing with  helped me a lot.   

I also love that I've found someone to have in depth discussions with  about my favorite animes and manga :D  My family is tolerant of it for the most part but they don't like it or get why it's interesting to me so trying to have more than a casual conversation about it with them is pointless. 

One time I was talking to my mom about one of my favorites and her response was "How many baseball games do they play?" :lol:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 18, 2021, 06:41:50 PM
Ponyfan, yeah :) I really thought the little one was dead. I was going to pull it out and throw it away and I'm glad I was too lazy :P It looks healthy and strong now. I hope the big one can make a come back too. I've had them for almost a year.

My smile is I fixed my mom's phone and can call her again :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2021, 06:47:26 PM
Succulents are really tough. Though here they are 100% indoor plants as they wouldn't survive a UK winter.

I used to have an aloe a long time ago. Sister still does. I have a cactus and another succulent, both rescues, and they only need watering very occasionally. They're both still growing.

Dad's cacti are outside at the moment, one of them flowers really beautifully each June but only for 24 hours =D

@Ponyfan, the answer to the baseball game question is A LOT xD.

Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 18, 2021, 08:39:36 PM
I have a small succulent that my sister gave me for Mother's Day over 2 years ago that I have miraculously been able to keep alive. One side of the plant has branched out of the pot by a foot or 2. Usually I kill every plant I touch, but I'm happy that this one still keeps going.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on July 19, 2021, 01:10:19 AM
Although Sunday’s storm didn’t hit the area where I live, I still enjoyed the wonderfully strong wind all day and now the cold weather at night.  :cool:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 20, 2021, 09:11:53 PM


@Ponyfan, the answer to the baseball game question is A LOT xD.



:D





Yesterday my dad ordered me 2 cases of Coke.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 21, 2021, 03:38:19 PM
The Sims 4 Cottage Living comes out tomorrow :freak: I haven't been this excited for a game release since RDR2 (and how different the games are is funny to me)

I'm happy about it today because the base game got some updates too. We can finally make ponds! But there will be extra effects and things with the new EP that I don't believe are in the base game. You can set a spawner that gives you ducks! And dragonflies! And a gator! And there's farming! And farm animals! And you can get killed by a bunny! :lol:

I preordered it so it'll download as soon as I get to my PC. I'm so excited! :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on July 21, 2021, 11:10:08 PM
The sky has been relatively clear lately but without the temperature being too high, which means that right now it's a perfect middle ground, without the two worst things about summer: storms and high temperatures! :relaxed:
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Post by: ridi on July 22, 2021, 09:54:36 AM
My parents are visiting, and mom was looking over the new pony display I'm working on.

Mom: Who's the girl? She's unrelated to the ponies, right?
Dad: That's Megan.

And he started reminiscing about pony-related names he remembers from our childhoods. Which was like... Baby Firefly and Katrina. But I'm really impressed the name of a one-off villain stuck with him like that for 30+ years. I guess we must have been pretty obsessed with that special.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 22, 2021, 03:55:11 PM
Two hours until Cottage Living drops! :freak: :biggrin: :yippee:  :frolic:

I thought it released at 10am but that's wherever EA is which is 1pm my time. I was sad at first but now that it's closer to the time, I'm excited again!
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Post by: Taffeta on July 22, 2021, 04:25:01 PM
My parents are visiting, and mom was looking over the new pony display I'm working on.

Mom: Who's the girl? She's unrelated to the ponies, right?
Dad: That's Megan.

And he started reminiscing about pony-related names he remembers from our childhoods. Which was like... Baby Firefly and Katrina. But I'm really impressed the name of a one-off villain stuck with him like that for 30+ years. I guess we must have been pretty obsessed with that special.

That reminds me of when Wondermint's collection was being displayed at Dudley museum and Dad and I went to see it. And from a whole wall full of ponies, basically floor to ceiling, he confidently walked over, ppointed at one and said, that one's Windy.

I kind of stared at him when he did that. Windy was my first pony, but mostly when he's guessed pony names in the past he's got stuck on Cotton Candy. But out of all the ponies there he got her right first time.

Very proud.
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Post by: ridi on July 22, 2021, 09:55:19 PM
That is so sweet, Taffeta! It's so sweet when parents pay enough attention to what their kids are into to remember little details like that.
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Post by: glitterball on July 23, 2021, 09:32:51 PM
Aw that's lovely when parents unexpectedly know the names of your toys from years ago!

Watching the new He-man on Netflix tonight and had to giggle at Evil-Lyn using the British vernacular to describe her feelings when she & Orko get attacked in the Trollen room by the single-horned beast thing. 

"Oh Bol*****" is not something I had ever expected her to say!! :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Taffeta on July 23, 2021, 09:54:28 PM
...OMG Glitterball! That's going to take some explaining to incensed UK parentals xD.

So my happy thought for today is very warm and fuzzy.

Dad and I went to feed the water birds this morning. He was a bit envious Mum and I did the other day and he wanted to take some photos anyway...he used to film the swans when we were kids, and he's always been fond of the ponds. So we went.

The normal duck mob were there, and some moorhens again. Also the geese with their two goslings (who really have a lot to learn about how to get to food first).

But the cutest thing was an adolescent moorhen...who grabbed the food and then...took it to feed it to its baby sibling. Apparently this is something juvenile moorhens do with younger broods, they help take care of them. Then teenage moorhen and mother moorhen sat on the rock together preening each other.

Moorhens are lovely. The babies are little fuzzy squeak toys, but they're really so cute.
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Post by: glitterball on July 24, 2021, 08:24:26 PM
Aw that's sweet, Taffeta, it brings back memories of my childhood when I used to feed the waterfowl by the riverbank a short walk away from my parents' housel.  :) :)

We have a box hedge in our front garden, I planted it as eight little twigs when we first moved here; it has grown beautifully and serves its purpose as a barrier against wayward pedestrians who would otherwise let their dogs scramble about our lawn.

Today, I got my secateurs & shears and gave it a long-overdue "haircut"! :lol:
It certainly needed it - and was oh so satisfying to do!
Lopped off a good 6 inches all around and made it look more uniform.
Highly recommended activity to make you relax & feel accomplished afterwards!  :cool:
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Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 25, 2021, 05:18:33 AM
We went to the county fair today. It was hot and miserable, but I ran into my uncle, aunt and cousin there, who I haven't seen in years, and who live out of state! I was supposed to have lunch with my uncle and aunt a year ago in March, along with my mother, but it was the Friday that everything shut down due to the virus and we had to cancel. My uncle was given a terminal diagnosis several years ago with a prognosis of 5 years, and when the lunch got canceled I was worried that I might not ever see him again. I was so happy that we had this serendipitous meeting today! They had their grandchildren with them (from their other son, not the cousin who was with them), so they and my son got to go on some rides together. I wish it wasn't so hot and we could have talked in a less chaotic setting, but it was still so good to see them.
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Post by: rearing_palomino164 on July 25, 2021, 03:52:50 PM
I was able to save up money to purchase my first Breyer model horse in over 5+ years. I hadn't been in the hobby due to moving, getting married, being in a horrible job and quitting said job and school. And I finally broke down after being so depressed and thought what used to make me happy? What brings me joy to get me back to being me? And I used to collect them when I was a very little girl and I was so happy being in the hobby and meeting all the wonderful people. Buying a new Breyer has made me so ecstatic and I can't wait to check my mailbox and get him in the mail! I also came back to the forums I have been in for such a long time. :)
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Post by: Griffin on July 27, 2021, 04:17:36 PM
I've got a new bike! :cheer:  I'm lucky to have a friend who gave me the final push, I've been practically without a bike for about two years now simply because I've been too lazy/overwhelmed to have my old one(s) repaired, or even a flat tire fixed... Well, it was about time to buy a new one anyway, I got my previous bike when I was 12 years old, lol! I've also got my sister's old bike, that one is from the early 2000s, too.

It will be so much easier to get around the town now!
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Post by: horseytown on July 27, 2021, 10:54:40 PM
In just over a week I'm going to be staying at my girlfriend's house for a few days, and I haven't seen her in person in over a year and a half due to the pandemic. I'm so happy about it, I can hardly believe that I'm really going to see her :')
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 27, 2021, 11:45:18 PM
I finished the coffee I was drinking and had three Starbucks dark roasts to choose from; Caffè Verona, Sumatra and French. I went with the French since it said it has a smoky flavor and I like that. It's delicious! I'd like to branch out and start grinding my own beans and try other brands and flavors but I need to drink these three bags first.

I joined a coffee group on FB a while ago, and most people there don't like Starbucks and say it's over roasted and burnt. So I'm eager to try new things. I do like dark roasts though and mocha.
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Post by: Ponybookworm on July 28, 2021, 01:05:34 AM
Getting a Goblin shark plush & a Frilled shark plush from a seller who has a load of sea creature plushies for sale. My bank may complain but Bakana will be happy xxx
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Post by: ridi on July 28, 2021, 11:00:23 AM
Turns out the week-long rain I complained about in the other thread was a bit of an exaggeration, and the forecast updated with several clear intervals.

I got a lot of Artfight work done yesterday! I only have a few drawings left and I'll be all caught up on my revenges  :biggrin:
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on July 28, 2021, 10:03:23 PM
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Post by: BlackCurtains on July 29, 2021, 05:40:20 PM
I bought a bunch of fresh fruit! I've got oranges, nectarines, kiwi, cantaloupe, green grapes, bananas. I also got some local corn, baking potatoes and onions. Aside from frozen berries and bananas I haven't had fruit in a long time. Healthy snacking, here I come :yummy:
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Post by: ridi on August 03, 2021, 11:05:37 AM
I had a guy over this morning to install my apartment complex's new wifi network thingy, and the boldest of my two birds kept flying over to sit on him XD He jumped a bit but was okay with it, though I didn't want her to poop on him so I promptly removed her. Lol.

Had my vet confirm that her ear infection appears to be cured so I don't have to grab her to apply medicine anymore. Knock on wood!
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Post by: glitterball on August 04, 2021, 08:19:15 PM
Drove past a house down my road, it has a pink painted trellis.

Today, I saw the owner for the first time ever - she had baby-pink hair, a long, turquoise cardigan, purple skirt & was living the Animal Crossing life!

It was so cheerful to see  :)
 
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 06, 2021, 02:08:31 AM
No smiles, but rather laughing so much that tears flowed from my eyes! :lmao:

My brother’s kids (girl 9 years old and boy 10) were with us all day and we played with toys (Barbies, ponies, plush toys).
The play went so insane that even the boy said that no one this age is playing such nonsensical games as we are now playing!  :lmao: :nuts:

We had a bandit gang which included plush toys: a crocodile, badger and hedgehog. They took over the police station owned by the ponies. They released their owl buddy from prison. After that, they planned to rob the bank. The play was interrupted and it will continue tomorrow when they come again for us for the day. Phew! ^^; :rolleyes:

(Sorry if there are terrible typos and bad English in my texts.)
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 06, 2021, 05:42:27 PM
The goblin & frilled shark plushies arrived today!!!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 06, 2021, 05:56:19 PM
My cat was soaking up the sun, rolling around and being extra cute :heart:
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Post by: ridi on August 06, 2021, 09:40:12 PM
I went to the park and ran into a man who was out for a stroll with his African grey parrot in a bird harness! I'm usually not one to talk to strangers, but I can't resist when I see either a) my favorite dog breed, or b) a bird! So I told him his bird was lovely, and we stopped and talked about birds for a bit :biggrin:
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Post by: SunPony on August 06, 2021, 10:08:35 PM
I painted my dad's birthday present and didn't spill paint all over it like last time  :lol: Relieved I don't have to start over yet again.
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 08, 2021, 01:52:04 AM
Saturday was my mother’s and niece’s birthday. :tort: A small-scale celebration was held in our home.
I baked a lot of pancakes with my mother. Pastries, cake, muffins and biscuits were also available. 
It was a really fun day and the Birthday Heroes were happy with their gifts. :party:
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 08, 2021, 07:49:10 AM
Somebody on a Pony discord was drawing Ponies for free, so I asked on the off chance. She drew a gorgeous rendition of the Pony!!! I have another awesome piece of Twisty Tail art in my Twisty Tail gallery. The user calls herself Zatillias, & her art is adorable xxx
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 08, 2021, 04:10:19 PM
I made a sale yesterday! It makes up for a bad purchase I made the day before. In fact, the sale was more than I had spent, so I got some extra money :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 08, 2021, 11:04:43 PM
This made me smile today.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmafNILJBZA


Ponyfan
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Post by: glitterball on August 10, 2021, 09:58:18 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmafNILJBZA


Wow, serious co-ordination!!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 10, 2021, 09:35:02 PM
I ordered Domino's for dinner and not only did I get enough points for a free pizza next time but I got free lava cakes with the new promotion. I'd never had lava cakes before, they were really good! And certainly took care of any chocolate cravings I might have :P
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 11, 2021, 11:44:44 PM
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I have a butterfly bar in the garden. Many Admirals (In Finnish: Amiraali) and Mourning cloaks (In Finnish: Suruvaippa) have visited there every day. There are also flies and wasps that I don't like so much, but they also need food.  :)
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Post by: Beth3346 on August 14, 2021, 03:28:36 AM
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I have a butterfly bar in the garden. Many Admirals (In Finnish: Amiraali) and Mourning cloaks (In Finnish: Suruvaippa) have visited there every day. There are also flies and wasps that I don't like so much, but they also need food.  :)

what is a butterfly bar? i tried to search but it just brought up a local cocktail bar and handlebars for bikes. neither interests me. but i like butterflies :)
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Post by: Griffin on August 14, 2021, 03:02:33 PM
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I have a butterfly bar in the garden. Many Admirals (In Finnish: Amiraali) and Mourning cloaks (In Finnish: Suruvaippa) have visited there every day. There are also flies and wasps that I don't like so much, but they also need food.  :)

what is a butterfly bar? i tried to search but it just brought up a local cocktail bar and handlebars for bikes. neither interests me. but i like butterflies :)

Try 'butterfly feeder', I believe that'll give some more results :) We call it a butterfly bar in Finnish, probably because it sounds fun... maybe 'butterfly buffet' is something you'd do in English for a similar connotation and fun allitteration. :D (Ok googled it and yup, got some results, esp. for DIY feeders! Might be a regional difference, too?)

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What made me smile today? This meme  :P (Reddit link (https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/99bzg1/put_your_hands_up/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3))
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Post by: Beth3346 on August 14, 2021, 11:20:15 PM
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I have a butterfly bar in the garden. Many Admirals (In Finnish: Amiraali) and Mourning cloaks (In Finnish: Suruvaippa) have visited there every day. There are also flies and wasps that I don't like so much, but they also need food.  :)

what is a butterfly bar? i tried to search but it just brought up a local cocktail bar and handlebars for bikes. neither interests me. but i like butterflies :)

Try 'butterfly feeder', I believe that'll give some more results :) We call it a butterfly bar in Finnish, probably because it sounds fun... maybe 'butterfly buffet' is something you'd do in English for a similar connotation and fun allitteration. :D (Ok googled it and yup, got some results, esp. for DIY feeders! Might be a regional difference, too?)

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What made me smile today? This meme  :P (Reddit link (https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/99bzg1/put_your_hands_up/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3))

thanks :) i found some results. i think i'll try to make a DIY one after I move.
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 15, 2021, 01:14:53 AM
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I have a butterfly bar in the garden. Many Admirals (In Finnish: Amiraali) and Mourning cloaks (In Finnish: Suruvaippa) have visited there every day. There are also flies and wasps that I don't like so much, but they also need food.  :)

what is a butterfly bar? i tried to search but it just brought up a local cocktail bar and handlebars for bikes. neither interests me. but i like butterflies :)

Oh sorry, I didn’t explain in more detail what kind of “bar” it is!  :( 
Fortunately, Griffin came to help!  :hug: :cheer:

For butterflies, I have served pieces of watermelon and a mixture of banana, sugar and red wine vinegar on a plate.
I would have put photos, but the photo sharing service I used doesn’t work.  >_<
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 15, 2021, 03:19:19 AM
I ordered for my cat from Chewy and they were sold out of both her favorite food. I got something new. It's the brand she eats so I wasn't concerned about that, but it's got extra gravy and she doesn't like the "gravy lovers" food they sell... so I was a little wary.

She loves it! :biggrin: She ate an entire can for breakfast and cleaned her bowl. She had another whole can for dinner and did it again! :cheer: She's almost 19 and only weighs 4lbs, so it's always good when she eats. I can't remember the last time she ate two full cans in one day. I guess she has a new favorite :P
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Post by: Taffeta on August 15, 2021, 08:54:36 AM
We've been talking about maybe raising butterflies next spring. Dad used to do it when he was a kid, and apparently it's still possible, but we're working out the best way to do it that is right for the bugs.

Today I discovered the BBC made a new version of the Demon Headmaster, which to anyone who doesn't know was a book/adapted to TV around 1989 that was one of my favourites as a kid. (I had a horrible headteacher, and related to it massively). The new TV series is a sequel and I wasn't sure what it was going to be like, but they tied it into the past story and even had Terence Hardiman appear in it (the original headmaster). But the thing that made me smile is that I'm sure it was written by someone either connected to teaching or fed up with listening to their kids rant. As it seems like a damning indictment of the govt education policy and academies...xD. Having grown up in a house with 2 retired teachers, both of whom have much to say about current education stuff (esp. my Dad)...this amused me.

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Post by: glitterball on August 15, 2021, 12:10:46 PM
Today I discovered the BBC made a new version of the Demon Headmaster...

My kid watched it at the time on CBBC and then on-demand on repeat, both the new one and the vintage, old ones! She even dressed up as The Headmaster for world book day; she's read all the books, too.

The recent one is really good drama - there is a surprise at the end so you need to watch all the episodes! Well worth it for the nostalgia  ;)
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 16, 2021, 10:23:23 PM
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Post by: glitterball on August 16, 2021, 11:25:44 PM
:yippee: Now the photo sharing site works and I get a couple of pictures here! These beauties make me smile  :lovey:


Stunning!!!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 17, 2021, 12:19:32 AM
Gorgeous butterflies!!!
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Post by: Beth3346 on August 17, 2021, 01:28:55 AM
so pretty!! I love butterflies.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 17, 2021, 02:32:03 PM
Beautiful! I like moths a little better than butterflies, but they're very pretty.
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 17, 2021, 11:36:58 PM
 :lovey: Excited I completely forgot to mention what butterflies are in the pictures (if someone doesn’t recognize them)!
The first picture shows Mourning Cloak and the last two show Admirals.  :cool:


The storm is approaching and I rejoice! It has already started to wind.  :cool:
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Post by: Taffeta on August 18, 2021, 12:30:06 PM
The admirals are such pretty butterflies :D I don't think I;ve ever seen the other. Maybe they aren't over here. We definitely get red admirals - they love the apples that fall off the tree early. But they're mostly on my buddleia, though not so much this year as in previous.

I have some really cute pictures of a bee on my phone, covered in pollen. I'll have to try and get it off there and share it. I also have some really cute ones of the young moorhens.
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Post by: pinkkittywinks on August 19, 2021, 04:09:05 PM
My cat was very friendly this morning :inlove:

Love pkw xxx
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Post by: glitterball on August 20, 2021, 12:44:59 AM
Actually had the time & inclination to put some makeup on this morning - it has been quite a while - it was nice to see my eyebrows looking defined for a change!  :lol:

Trip to Ikea - things almost back to normal, even the restaurant is fully open (but too crowded for us to feel comfortable to dine therein) bought some hooks and little hanging storage tubs... and some colour-changing LED light strips for the kid's room!

Built a new bunk bed earlier this week for my kid, she is having fun turning the lower bunk into a gaming den  ;) while I am having fun decorating it with funky bedding & fairy lights!
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Post by: Ponybookworm on August 20, 2021, 06:04:11 AM
A certain Etsy shop (run by an online friend) has a new product in, & modelling the product...












































Are my Customs I gave her as a present!!!  :biggrin: :frolic: :accomplished: :happy:
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Post by: rearing_palomino164 on August 20, 2021, 03:34:44 PM
My classes start today for college. I'm glad to be able to start on the road to my new career!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 20, 2021, 10:16:01 PM
I cooked a meal for the first time in a while. I like to cook, but I've been avoiding it. It was really good! I ate too much though :blush:
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Post by: Beth3346 on August 21, 2021, 02:34:48 PM
Fall is getting closer. It's actually been a mild summer here in central texas. which is weird but good because i HATE hot weather. but i love fall.
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Post by: brightberry on August 24, 2021, 11:03:35 PM
I planted milkweed in the spring to try and attract monarch butterflies.  Yesterday, I saw six monarch caterpillars and I think one is planning on making a cocoon.  :)  My plan for a butterfly army to conquer the world with is coming along nicely.
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Post by: Beth3346 on August 25, 2021, 12:20:02 AM
I planted milkweed in the spring to try and attract monarch butterflies.  Yesterday, I saw six monarch caterpillars and I think one is planning on making a cocoon.  :)  My plan for a butterfly army to conquer the world with is coming along nicely.

:lovey: This made me smile. Monarchs need all the help they can get!
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 25, 2021, 12:49:44 AM
I saw a big gator today! Must've been about 8-9 feet. You don't normally see them that big around here but it's mating season and all the rain we've had has made it easier for them to get around. I wish I had remembered to get my phone out and take a pic.
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Post by: brightberry on August 25, 2021, 06:43:43 PM
I planted milkweed in the spring to try and attract monarch butterflies.  Yesterday, I saw six monarch caterpillars and I think one is planning on making a cocoon.  :)  My plan for a butterfly army to conquer the world with is coming along nicely.

:lovey: This made me smile. Monarchs need all the help they can get!
aww thanks!


I saw a big gator today! Must've been about 8-9 feet. You don't normally see them that big around here but it's mating season and all the rain we've had has made it easier for them to get around. I wish I had remembered to get my phone out and take a pic.

Wow! I'm so terrified of them but at the same time would love to see it.  How amazing!
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 25, 2021, 07:04:58 PM
Just for fun and because I forgot, I decided to see how old my Minecraft account is. I’ve been on a nostalgia trip lately, and Minecraft was a huge part of me growing up, and I still play to this day. 8 years, and as of this December it will be 9.
So many memories, so many worlds and so many adventures. So many updates too.
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 26, 2021, 01:49:05 PM
Yesterday during a manic episode (I think... it's a side effect of my new medication and I've never had one before) (it's still going on, btw) (I feel amazing) I cut my hair. It was past my shoulders and I took the scissors to it and chopped it short. It could use a touch up with a shaver for the back and sides, but it feels so much better and showering is a lot easier. Don't regret it one bit! And I think I did a pretty good job :D
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Post by: glitterball on August 26, 2021, 11:22:33 PM
Day trip today - including a boat trip along the Thames - made friends with a joyous Turkish couple & spent a long time talking about differences & similarities culture.  :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 27, 2021, 03:19:34 AM
The moon was really pretty in the sky blue sky today.  It looked really big.



Ponyfan
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Post by: BlackCurtains on August 29, 2021, 06:26:18 PM
I'm deep cleaning my apartment :cheer: It really needed it. The air feels fresher already (my vacuum picked up SO much dust and cat hair)
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Post by: glitterball on August 30, 2021, 10:19:41 PM
last-minute meet-up with friends today for a Thai meal - fun times!!
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Post by: SpacePinto on September 03, 2021, 02:32:09 PM
It's a lovely September weather outside - sunny, partly cloudy and with that cool, relaxing breeze that has this distinct September-y scent to it :lovey:
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Post by: Heart Of Midnight on September 04, 2021, 06:58:18 PM
I love autumn! Lovely, it's finally here!  :frolic:
I am glad that I get to start jogging again. The summer was way too hot and it was distressing.  :hot: I was inside almost all summer. Now I feel like I am coming back to life after the weather has cooled and the darkness of autumn has come.  :yippee: :heart:
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Post by: glitterball on September 05, 2021, 09:48:27 PM
Visited my Dad, caught him walking down the road towards his local church - the residents on the road he lives on organised a quiet street party there (socially spaced) everyone wore a sticker with their name & house-number so neighbours could get to know each other better, they are all on the street WhatsApp group so it was good to put names to faces.  :)
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Post by: MouseCardinal on September 05, 2021, 10:17:59 PM
Temperature finally dropped below 90 degrees  :P
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 06, 2021, 01:51:53 AM
My brother-in-law was going to take my nephew (11 years old) hunting for the first time.  The morning that they were supposed to leave my nephew asked my sister if he could speak to her (in private) since his dad was in the room. 
When it was just the two of them my nephew asked, "Mom, how could you send me hunting without an adult?"
My sister explained to him that he did have an adult, his dad.  My nephew responded "But you're not sending [my sister (14)] or [my brother (13)] or [my other brother (18)] so you're not sending an adult!"

That kid has always had his own views on the world and he's not afraid to tell you about it!  :lol:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 06, 2021, 11:02:56 PM
Inked and colored one of my drawings for the first time in ages  :enthralled:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 07, 2021, 01:06:00 AM
I've been trying to groom the mats out of my cats fur for days and I finally got them all out. She's old and has forgotten how to bathe and just makes a mess of her fur with she tries. I was able to comb/brush most of them but a couple I had to cut out. I bet she feels much better not having those tight knots against her skin anymore :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Luxrayx on September 07, 2021, 09:09:41 PM
I found a plush Junior Gorg from Fraggle Rock while thrifting :lovey: I had to do a double take because Junior's design does not translate well to plush form. But he's so big and huggable and... horrendously ugly... I absolutely love him! :lol:
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Post by: MouseCardinal on September 07, 2021, 09:16:27 PM
Drew a pony for my friend; she liked it  :accomplished:
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Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2021, 07:36:57 AM
Chatted to an old friend this morning who I don't get to speak to often :D
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Post by: BlackCurtains on September 08, 2021, 03:47:10 PM
Despite the pain I'm in, I'm in a fairly good mood :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 08, 2021, 03:50:16 PM
Came up with a new pony oc  :P
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: glitterball on September 09, 2021, 04:21:12 PM
Looked in the cupboard-under-the-stairs at my parents' house today...

sat in a box on the shelf was my old childhood "Remco" fakie unicorn pony! 

Very dusty, needs a mega spa; still has the pastel turquoise body, pink painted hooves & horn, plus cobwebs in her mane & tail, lol  :lol:

Similar body colour to this >   :silly:  but pastel pink hair  :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 09, 2021, 04:54:04 PM
Didn't have to get my blood drawn at the doctor's office today  ^.^
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Post by: wingweaver on September 09, 2021, 10:41:38 PM
I cleaned up a nice batch of ponies today after procrastinating on it for a long while :)
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Post by: Beth3346 on September 10, 2021, 03:04:47 AM
the moon is pretty and it's cool outside tonight. well for Central Texas it's cool :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on September 10, 2021, 06:36:15 PM
At a convenience store today there was some old guy in front of me in the line who came to pay his bills with money order forms, but the saleslady asked if I could go before him since I only had two items anyway, and it saved me who knows how much time! :frolic:
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Post by: MouseCardinal on September 10, 2021, 06:47:56 PM
Drew a picture of Sprinkles without a pose reference  :happy:
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Post by: Luxrayx on September 10, 2021, 07:07:06 PM
MouseCardinal, I wanna seee! Where's your art thread already? :bateyes:
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Post by: MouseCardinal on September 10, 2021, 07:23:03 PM
MouseCardinal, I wanna seee! Where's your art thread already? :bateyes:
I guess I didn't think anyone would be interested!  :blush: I'll get onto making a thread
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Griffin on September 10, 2021, 07:36:11 PM
MouseCardinal, I wanna seee! Where's your art thread already? :bateyes:
I guess I didn't think anyone would be interested!  :blush: I'll get onto making a thread

There can never be enough pony art! Of course we're interested! :hug: :art:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SunPony on September 11, 2021, 12:56:29 AM
Today I rescued two injured birds that flew into windows this morning and took them to a bird rehabilitator - they said both birds will probably be okay with medication and rest, and be able to continue their migration south for the winter :)
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Post by: Beth3346 on September 14, 2021, 04:04:30 AM
i got some pumpkins and put up my fall wreath. this weekend i'll put up my Halloween decorations :devious:
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Post by: MouseCardinal on September 14, 2021, 12:53:49 PM
Drew some more ponies (still have to make a thread, haha)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on September 14, 2021, 05:36:02 PM
My cat is eating so well! She ate three times yesterday and twice today already and she ate it all. I'm so glad to find a food she loves so much. She's only 4lbs and if she puts on some weight that will be fantastic :)
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: ridi on September 15, 2021, 11:19:22 AM
Not going to go into details on the pony forums, but I got into political activism lately and have over the past few weeks up to my country's election worked on the campaign of my party of choice. The election results were announced a couple of nights ago. We're getting a new government, and my party reached our goal! I spent the night together with a few other local activists and had a great time.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Luxrayx on September 15, 2021, 12:13:00 PM
^ I too am happy about the election results! And... also not going into details on pony forum. :lol:

My sibling sent me a message asking if I want anything for my birthday tomorrow. I asked if they could make a fanart of my favorite OCs. But then I started panicking and apologizing, for selfishly thrusting them into an art request out of nowhere... and they replied "Now, listen here, anxiety. It's your birthday, let yourself have a birthday."
Something about that wording is so reassuring, I don't even know how to explain it :blush:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 15, 2021, 12:39:14 PM
Happy early birthday, Luxrayx  :biggrin:

I was having a nightmare that I thought was real and was really very glad to wake up and realize it wasn't  :lookround:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 15, 2021, 07:30:58 PM
Have a great birthday Luxrays xxx
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Luxrayx on September 16, 2021, 07:55:07 PM
Happy early birthday, Luxrayx  :biggrin:
Have a great birthday Luxrays xxx
Thank you! :hug::hug: I feel a bit bad because my parents forgot that it was my birthday, so now they feel really guilty about it. I wish I could make them understand how not upset I am, because I still had a wonderful day hanging out with my very dearest friend AND I got a beautiful drawing from my sibling! :lovey:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on September 16, 2021, 08:03:44 PM
I was able to fix my new toy car that had one of the headlights come off by gluing it back with superglue :biggrin:
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: ridi on September 18, 2021, 12:56:50 PM
^ I too am happy about the election results! And... also not going into details on pony forum. :lol:

My sibling sent me a message asking if I want anything for my birthday tomorrow. I asked if they could make a fanart of my favorite OCs. But then I started panicking and apologizing, for selfishly thrusting them into an art request out of nowhere... and they replied "Now, listen here, anxiety. It's your birthday, let yourself have a birthday."
Something about that wording is so reassuring, I don't even know how to explain it :blush:

Heheh. I take it we share a lot of the same values, then. :biggrin:

Hope you had a good birthday!
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 22, 2021, 09:13:52 PM
I found a "World's Smallest" mystery box and it had Snuzzle and Butterscotch in it!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on September 23, 2021, 03:42:11 AM
it's the first day of Fall and it's cooling off here. Monday and Tuesday were pretty hot but i'm glad it's feeling like fall. this weekend i can put out the fall decorations. i already put the pumpkins out :)
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Post by: BlackCurtains on September 23, 2021, 03:05:15 PM
I have some really wonderful friends :lovey: :heart:
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Post by: Taffeta on September 23, 2021, 09:58:17 PM
My plants finally arrived.

And...I heard from an old uni friend I haven't seen in a few years. Second friend I've managed to catch up with recently who I haven't spoken to for a while. It's nice :D
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on September 25, 2021, 04:13:12 AM
I know it may be pretty trivial, but I've finally caught up on The Simpsons... well, sort of. Back in March of last year, as part of that whole stay home thing, I decided to have a big marathon of all Simpsons episodes I had watched so far (the first nine seasons and some of the tenth season) and then I would continue from there after a long break from the show so that I could finally know which episodes all those post-1998 scenes on YouTube are from, but somehow there would always be something getting in the way and it actually took much longer than I expected, but this night I finally watched the first new episode in years!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 25, 2021, 04:43:37 PM
I know it may be pretty trivial, but I've finally caught up on The Simpsons... well, sort of. Back in March of last year, as part of that whole stay home thing, I decided to have a big marathon of all Simpsons episodes I had watched so far (the first nine seasons and some of the tenth season) and then I would continue from there after a long break from the show so that I could finally know which episodes all those post-1998 scenes on YouTube are from, but somehow there would always be something getting in the way and it actually took much longer than I expected, but this night I finally watched the first new episode in years!

So you are now in the know about steamed hams. Congrats!
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: SpacePinto on September 25, 2021, 07:28:22 PM
I know it may be pretty trivial, but I've finally caught up on The Simpsons... well, sort of. Back in March of last year, as part of that whole stay home thing, I decided to have a big marathon of all Simpsons episodes I had watched so far (the first nine seasons and some of the tenth season) and then I would continue from there after a long break from the show so that I could finally know which episodes all those post-1998 scenes on YouTube are from, but somehow there would always be something getting in the way and it actually took much longer than I expected, but this night I finally watched the first new episode in years!

So you are now in the know about steamed hams. Congrats!

I actually watched that episode back in 2016, but now I finally know where Lisa playing the dingo game came from.
Title: Re: What made you smile today?
Post by: Beth3346 on September 26, 2021, 12:22:55 AM