March 16, 2016

The Happiness Thread [FenelonSpoke]
— Open Blogger

Open thread for non-happy things directly below. This post for Happy things and friendly talk only.

In case you hadn't noticed, dear horde, things have been rather stressful in the AoSHQ community lately. ;^) What with emotions running high over the election and strong feelings about the candidates we support, as well as the current direction of our country it's not exactly picnic time by a lazy river on a warm summers day. When you couple that with anxiety over jobs, finances, health concerns, etc things can sometimes feel overwhelming.

However, to be in a constant state of stress and fear about the future is not a healthy thing for ourselves or anyone else we have to live or interact with. You know one thing that helps with stress? -- laughter and a smile. Enjoy this video of laughing babies which our internet friend, Backwards Boy, posted this morning


It's also good if you can to be reminded of the simple blessings in your life. Although not everyone here is a person of religious faith, here is some good advice offered from Saint Paul in the New Testament:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.

Phillippians 4:8

When you think of lovely, praiseworthy, admirable things what comes to mind? What are you grateful for today? What brings a smile in your life?

"Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness."
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

Can you think of some things which promote happiness which you can share with others today -- Any links, pictures, stories which help lift your spirit and which may lift the spirits of others?

Finally, here is a portion of a great prayer. (The longer version has some thoughts on faith)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

I try not to say too much in these threads because I want others to speak more than I do.

Thanks for your contributions. They are a blessing!

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1 Wasn't jumping in first but thanks Fenelonspoke

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:19 PM (fizMZ)

2 If watching a video of babies laughing doesn't make you smile, you need bad help!

Thanks!

Posted by: looking closely at March 16, 2016 12:21 PM (hoiM7)

3 Psalm 146

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2016 12:22 PM (NQmg1)

4 I'm posting this before the time stamp.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 12:22 PM (LUgeY)

5 Specifically:

3 Do not put your trust in princes,

in human beings, who cannot save.

4When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;

on that very day their plans come to nothing.



Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2016 12:23 PM (NQmg1)

6 A beautiful day here, the sky is Carolina Blue, temperature is low 70's, the Azaleas are starting to bud, Daffodils are blooming, Forsythia is blooming.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 12:23 PM (9mTYi)

7 Time machines make me happy

Posted by: wooga at March 16, 2016 12:23 PM (eoIHA)

8 Who says Ace doesn't have a time machine?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 12:24 PM (LUgeY)

9 Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 16, 2016 05:23 PM (U6f54) The politics thread is down below.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:24 PM (w4NZ8)

10 Love laughing babies.

Posted by: Lauren at March 16, 2016 12:24 PM (nA6C8)

11 It's nice to have sunlight again. Even before last weekend's clock shenanigans I could drive home in daylight.

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 12:24 PM (2hcmo)

12 Clocks are all a mess here but I'm trying to just go with it. Everyone Irish for a day tomorrow?

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:24 PM (fizMZ)

13 We need titties.

Posted by: David, Infamous Sockpuppet [/b][/i][/u] at March 16, 2016 12:25 PM (1TUV/)

14 Kissing my kids to wake them in the morning brings me great joy. I made a New Year's resolution a couple of years ago not to complain about the things required of me, just to be grateful that they are. It brought me happiness. I need to remember it now.

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 12:25 PM (GgxVX)

15 Hey, stock market was up today on FOMC news. . .that counts for something.

Posted by: looking closely at March 16, 2016 12:25 PM (hoiM7)

16 Coming out of lurking to say thank you, FS. This year is going to be a doozy, I fear. Time to focus on the good.

Posted by: Truly St. Cyr at March 16, 2016 12:25 PM (StQAt)

17 Years ago, I was advised to create a gratitude list every day, to remind myself of all the good things in my life. That daily practice has made me a much happier person. Highly recommended. And today, I'm grateful that I just got offered two jobs, despite Obama's economy!

Posted by: Mike at March 16, 2016 12:26 PM (o38N1)

18 OT. My Dr told me I have Alzheimer's and cancer....sigh.....well, at least I don't have cancer

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 12:27 PM (egzLR)

19 That first baby looks happy.....too happy.  He's probably plotting against me as I speak.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2016 12:27 PM (CDaOI)

20 I am happy because today is Mrs. E's birfday! I gave her a SampersandW Ar15-22 and a MagPul grip. We also had St. Patricks Day early (orange slice recipe roasted in oven). And of course a wee dram of Bushmills.

Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 12:27 PM (zLDYs)

21 It's a beautiful day in southern cali - sunshine, warm breeze and just a general feel of spring in the air. And with only one more month of tax season means I have only four more weeks before the ogre I'm living with changes back to a pretty nice husband (he is an accountant).

Posted by: IC at March 16, 2016 12:28 PM (a0IVu)

22 Happiness is being able to gloat that you suck less at filling out your brackets than the rest of the horde. March Madness Tournament Pool for the HQ. It is on Yahoo. http://tinyurl.com/zff8qfc is the link AoSHQ March Moron-ness Pool Password is Kaboom. Picks need to be in by tomorrow 12:15 Eastern time. Working on getting prizes that include Lifetime Supply of Kaboom Cereal, and early access preview of the All Yoko Ono ONT.

Posted by: buzzion at March 16, 2016 12:28 PM (z/Ubi)

23 Philippians 4:4 - 8

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2016 12:28 PM (NQmg1)

24 Trump released an anti- Hillary ad today.  That is happy, yes?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2016 12:28 PM (Qvgg/)

25 Posted by: Truly St. Cyr at March 16, 2016 05:25 PM (StQAt) Well,, Thanks; I had the idea but the real credit goes to CBD who formatted and posted it and Ace who approved it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:28 PM (w4NZ8)

26 "Everyone Irish for a day tomorrow? " Well, I'm Irish everyday, but especially tomorrow.

Posted by: Lauren at March 16, 2016 12:28 PM (nA6C8)

27 Fenelon, you are among the Good People of the Horde. I am not one of the godly, nor the good. I tend more to the profane. I always appreciate your contributions to the threads. You bring a perspective and a peace which we all need. Well, except for the occasional grammiecide.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 16, 2016 12:30 PM (1xUj/)

28 Why does egg salad smell like farts? I'm asking for a friend...

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 12:30 PM (egzLR)

29 Also, I'll bet that baby doesn't wash out his own cereal bowl, the little malingerer.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2016 12:30 PM (CDaOI)

30 My cold is going away. I like it here in Texas. So inexpensive!

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2016 12:30 PM (mMlnE)

31 Happyness is at first a outward expression, then it will become inward.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:30 PM (fizMZ)

32 >>> "Everyone Irish for a day tomorrow? " Big potluck at work tomorrow.

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 12:31 PM (2hcmo)

33 Sending prayers up for you MrKnowItAll. God bless you.

Posted by: Truly St. Cyr at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (StQAt)

34 In 1,000 years, nobody will know any of the people running for President today. Probably.

Posted by: AD at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (QWY55)

35 I could brag about my daughters and their many recent successes, but I'm always worried about drawing attention to myself, given God and his well-worn Smite key.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (CDaOI)

36 Here's a nice psalm that references musicians: Psalm 33... Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. IIRC, the Psalms were originally songs. Here's the link to the rest of Psalm 33 - http://tinyurl.com/zlgf84r Crap, I need to buy an upright bass now...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (LUgeY)

37 Only bad thing is I only have Scotch for a toast tomorrow.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (fizMZ)

38 Don't forget to appreciate the wonderful things you experience today, or you will regret it tomorrow.

As far as the political strife, it's happening because people are rebelling against the invasive, controlling, clumsy government that we have built up since the 1930s. That's a good thing!!

Posted by: PJ at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (cHuNI)

39 My office potlucks are more like crockpots full of goop

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (egzLR)

40 So, fun for those "I f'in love science" folks, this is kind of a bodycheck. Up to 89% of peer reviewed studies printed in scientific journals are irreproducable. http://tinyurl.com/hcdrtcv

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 12:32 PM (39g3+)

41 Every day is a gift.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 16, 2016 12:33 PM (Q4RVw)

42 You mean 4th Philippians?

Posted by: xpo172 at March 16, 2016 12:34 PM (1PDwB)

43 Fermat's last theorem was proven recently.

Posted by: AD at March 16, 2016 12:34 PM (QWY55)

44 Thank you for your ministry here, FenelonSpoke. Your work as the chaplain of the AoSHQ is greatly appreciated.

Posted by: Furious George at March 16, 2016 12:34 PM (3GAnN)

45 Every day is a gift.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 16, 2016 05:33 PM (Q4RVw)


And no re-gifting is allowed.

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2016 12:34 PM (NQmg1)

46 When I worked for the state, every week had at least one "party" celebrating... whatever it took to get cookies and stuff put on a table. A lot of the time the food was pretty good, but it was all an excuse to have cakes and cookies and stuff. There was a reason the women that worked there has a rear end the size of four ordinary people. I kid you not, they had to sit on at least two side by side chairs at a time. It was terrifying.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 12:35 PM (39g3+)

47 riding makes me happy. My little mare is sound so far after needing 8 months off after leg injuries last year. My gelding is going well. Growing plants makes me happy. I'm not a gardener, but have a couple of office plants staying alive and got a few zukes last summer.

Posted by: Palerider at March 16, 2016 12:36 PM (dkExz)

48 @42
It's really important to specify the field(s) for which this is true.  I don't think it's even close to that for the hard (i.e. real) sciences.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2016 12:36 PM (CDaOI)

49 That was where I first tried MRE's. They were pretty new at the time, around Desert Storm. The food was good, but really dense and packed with energy. I could see how they would wear on someone after a while.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 12:36 PM (39g3+)

50 I have been trying to walk away from this for a week, not to say I'm not looking at all but just not walking around the house with my tablet in my hand. I was about to turn it off but this came up and we'll it's worth staying for.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:36 PM (fizMZ)

51 And today, I'm grateful that I just got offered two jobs, despite Obama's economy!

Posted by: Mike at March 16, 2016 05:26 PM (o38N1)


Congrats Mike!  That is good news!


Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 16, 2016 12:36 PM (v0/PR)

52 Okay, I know this is a happy thread but the wierdest thing happened to me yesterday morning and this morning. I woke up and my eyes (eyelids) and under my eyes were swollen and puffy. I look like fucking death. I mean I am almost 62, so starting to show my age a little and I don't need this shit!! What can I do? Make it stop!!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 12:37 PM (CNHr1)

53 @48
oops, meant @40

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2016 12:37 PM (CDaOI)

54 So, a sloth gets mugged by a turtle. The cops show up and ask for a description of the perp. The sloth says, "I don't know, it all happened so fast."

Posted by: ryukyu at March 16, 2016 12:37 PM (FuBZa)

55 Some moron was posting that his wife was in labor this morning. By now some couple should have a bundle of joy. And I'd never post anything but happy.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 16, 2016 12:37 PM (i80ix)

56 @16 concur, though I don't have of my own. I am around a pair. New? Cats Cradle. Can we? can we?.... Soon they'll be able to amuse themselves once their little hands get to the understand phase. Syllables, math and such. Words and how to pronounce them, how to spell them, how to use them.

Posted by: micky at March 16, 2016 12:38 PM (o5vMc)

57 If i were not happily married and he were not married I would marry this guy if he asked me. I've been posting his videos like I'm a crack, but he makes me laugh. I love to laugh Tim Hawkins-Raising boys and girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VOrX3rK2uo

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:38 PM (w4NZ8)

58 This prayer is always a good go-to: http://tinyurl.com/zeub5wv And if you're not the praying type, try to approach every day with the same enthusiasm, happiness, and gratitude that your dog does.

Posted by: Furious George at March 16, 2016 12:39 PM (3GAnN)

59 Posted by: mallfly suPreme at March 16, 2016 05:28 PM (qSIlh) That comment I was gonna reply to got gone. Good. Just found out the MIL may have the big C. Commented can slide down one. We are blessed to have Fen. Everyone needs happy.

Posted by: Golfman at March 16, 2016 12:39 PM (48QDY)

60 I had a successful work trip today. Got to finally meet my new boss formally after almost 3 months of working with him. He's a great guy. Also.had a good meeting with the client and got some great Greek food in the process. And my boss told me that the VP level guy who had questioned whether it's time for me to get a promotion has now given it the green light. Overall I am grateful to God that He has allowed me to have a solid well paying job and extremely fulfilling job doing something I love in this economic climate. I know that isn't the case for so many, unfortunately. Lastly, although I am in a hot tiny plane, I am grateful not to be the tall guy who was in front of me who had to lower his head during the long wait to get to his seat!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:39 PM (8nEjv)

61 that happy-thread enough, OB? I think it is

Posted by: micky at March 16, 2016 12:39 PM (o5vMc)

62 It's really important to specify the field(s) for which this is true. I don't think it's even close to that for the hard (i.e. real) sciences. Psychology was one area, but so was Biology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Medicine, and so on. The linked article runs it down, along with hosts of links to studies and reports. Its a serious crisis in scientific study at the moment. It makes me giggle at people who trust science as their religion: it can do no wrong, we can trust our priests scientists!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 12:39 PM (39g3+)

63 I've only had c-rats, and only a few times. I've been reminiscing of my military days recently. Looking up where I was stationed. My have places changed in almost 34 years.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:39 PM (fizMZ)

64 tinyurl.com/psut8dl Iris Grace & Thula

Posted by: Happiness is a Maine Coon Cat at March 16, 2016 12:40 PM (nIGPZ)

65 FS, Thanks for this happiness post. I have cut back on political and 'cultural' matters because living like a constantly erupting volcano (this is serious understatement) isn't healthy or satisfying. Putting together that journal about our pets has been wonderful. One account for a future post may be the basis for a children's story, written just for my own enjoyment and amusement. The typewriter is on the desk and I keep smiling as I think up some scenes. There are worse ways to spend time.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 12:40 PM (FvdPb)

66 And my boss told me that the VP level guy who had questioned whether it's time for me to get a promotion has now given it the green light.

Overall I am grateful to God that He has allowed me to have a solid well paying job and extremely fulfilling job doing something I love in this economic climate. I know that isn't the case for so many, unfortunately.

Lastly, although I am in a hot tiny plane, I am grateful not to be the tall guy who was in front of me who had to lower his head during the long wait to get to his seat!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 05:39 PM (8nEjv)


Lots of good job news in this here thread.  Congrats chique!

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 16, 2016 12:40 PM (v0/PR)

67 Posted by: Furious George at March 16, 2016 05:39 PM (3GAnN) Well said. Cats. Not so much. Disclaimer. I have a cat. Dogs have passed.

Posted by: Golfman at March 16, 2016 12:41 PM (48QDY)

68 Ima let you finish, but the laughing quadruplets video is the best laughing baby video of all time!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 12:41 PM (0mRoj)

69 Okay, I know this is a happy thread but the wierdest thing happened to me yesterday morning and this morning. I woke up and my eyes (eyelids) and under my eyes were swollen and puffy. I look like fucking death. I mean I am almost 62, so starting to show my age a little and I don't need this shit!! What can I do? Make it stop!!!! Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 05:37 PM (CNHr1) If it makes you feel better, I woke up yesterday with half a swollen lip and one swollen eyelid. And I'm 37.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:41 PM (8nEjv)

70 Babies. What do they know?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 16, 2016 12:41 PM (8ZskC)

71 The Happy Thread? Well, that de-escalated quickly. Thanks, Fen. Always a pleasure to see this...

Posted by: Chi at March 16, 2016 12:41 PM (foBj9)

72 Sound of laughing babies makes me stabby

Posted by: The Dude at March 16, 2016 12:41 PM (SyKbw)

73 Thanks, Tami!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:42 PM (8nEjv)

74 Lets see, I figured out how I'm going to do the poisons section of my fantasy sourcebook today, that's a nice breakthrough. I'm writing a sort of field guide for the fantasy setting I'm releasing slowly, with plants, animals, and tradeskill information like a MMOG so you can build things and create stuff from the bits you find in the game. Its for Fantasy Hero but would work with some small modification for any game. As far as I know, nobody else has ever put out anything like this. In terms of other books, I sold about 20 books last month, which is nearly 1 a day - a huge month of sales for me. So for those of you who bought a book of mine: thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 12:42 PM (39g3+)

75 We had a potluck. This one guy brings in a can of corn. He puts it on the table and goes and sits down. OMG. I laughted so hard .....

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 12:42 PM (egzLR)

76 We need titties. You want boobehs. You'd settle for Val-U-Rite. You get babies.

Posted by: Better than nuttin' (no pun intended) at March 16, 2016 12:42 PM (9eYoy)

77 My gratitude list is a little sarcastic right now, like "I'm not being eaten by a shark" and "I'm not currently on fire," but I am grateful Fenelon is here to do things like this in the midst of the mess.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 16, 2016 12:42 PM (bLnSU)

78 Chique.. I'm afraid to ask...I hope someone didn't cause this to happen to you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 12:43 PM (CNHr1)

79 some of those kids may be alive in 2116. 2116. can you imagine that world? how silly we might seem to them.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 16, 2016 12:44 PM (WTSFk)

80 Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 05:37 PM (CNHr1) Sounds like it may be seasonal allergies. I think they get worse as one gets older; Are you affected by that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:44 PM (w4NZ8)

81 Ha! That IS hilarious, MrKnowItAll. Did he at least bring a can opener?

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 12:44 PM (GgxVX)

82 Tim Hawkins-Raising boys and girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VOrX3rK2uo Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 05:38 PM ........He's hilarious!!!! We always go with a big group of people when he comes to town.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 12:45 PM (btH0m)

83 70 Babies. What do they know? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) ------------------- They know that boobies = happiness.

Posted by: Chi at March 16, 2016 12:45 PM (foBj9)

84 serenity now! serenity now! serenity now!

Posted by: frank costanza at March 16, 2016 12:45 PM (DKHw0)

85 some of those babies WILL be alive in 2116.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 16, 2016 12:46 PM (WTSFk)

86 Mike, congratulations on your job offers!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:46 PM (8nEjv)

87 *looks around suspiciously* Some kind of setup?

Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 16, 2016 12:46 PM (gxIP7)

88 I've never had that problem fenelon but I guess it could be that. God I look awful

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 12:46 PM (CNHr1)

89 My youngest grandson, who's six now, had a stroke when he was a little tiny fella. Affected his right side, and his speech is affected since, unlike most people who already know how to talk when they have a stroke, he had to learn the whole thing with a handicap. Anyway, we took him out to lunch on Sunday, and I watched him color on the kids' menu using his left hand, and it's obvious that he'd be right handed if he could be but damn! he's come so far! And that's what makes me happy.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 16, 2016 12:46 PM (9n14Y)

90 69 you made me remember when I was maybe 5 , I woke up and my eye was like it was glued shut. I Remember panicking and my mom used warm water to loosen it. I couldn't tell you what did that but I know it wasn't any chemicals.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:46 PM (fizMZ)

91 I hear baby's cry...I watch them grow. They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world....

Posted by: Minnfidel.Channeling Louie at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (btH0m)

92 Happy happy, joy joy
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I don't think you're happy enough
That's right, I'll teach you to be happy
I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
Now boys and girls, let's try it again.

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If you ain't the granddaddy of all liars!
All the little critters in the forest
They don't know that they're ugly!
That's very funny...a fly marrying a bumble bee
I told you I'd shoot, but you didn't believe me!
WHY DIDN'T YOU BELIEVE ME?

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Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (+eR2D)

93 90 69 you made me remember when I was maybe 5 , I woke up and my eye was like it was glued shut. I Remember panicking and my mom used warm water to loosen it. I couldn't tell you what did that but I know it wasn't any chemicals. Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 05:46 PM (fizMZ) Eye boogers.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (0mRoj)

94 52 Okay, I know this is a happy thread but the wierdest thing happened to me yesterday morning and this morning. I woke up and my eyes (eyelids) and under my eyes were swollen and puffy. I look like fucking death. I mean I am almost 62, so starting to show my age a little and I don't need this shit!! What can I do? Make it stop!!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 05:37 PM (CNHr1)


A doc once told my husband that if his allergies flare, take a pepcid once a day for the entire allergy season.  Really seems to help him.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (v0/PR)

95 Fenelon, Ditto on the appreciation for your efforts toiling in the rocky, often barren fields of the AOSHQ flock.

Posted by: zeera at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (JYxjL)

96 Thank you for your ministry here, FenelonSpoke. Your work as the chaplain of the AoSHQ is greatly appreciated. I'll second that. I'm sure The Big Guy reads the comments here and just shakes His Head.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (LUgeY)

97 I'm not someplace where I can link to it, but the happiest thing I've seen recently was the video of the baby who was fitted with a hearing aid and heard his mother's voice for the first time.

Posted by: wisenheimer at March 16, 2016 12:47 PM (qnhj2)

98 Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 05:47 PM (+eR2D) It's our old pal Stinky Whizzleteats!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 12:48 PM (0mRoj)

99 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 16, 2016 05:30 PM (1xUj/) Thanks for not mentioning my grammarcide. ;^) Did I mention that even though I wrote all my papers for seminary-obviously- my husband typed them. He types faster and more accurately than I do, which I'm sure does not surprise you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:48 PM (w4NZ8)

100 Going on a trip this weekend.  Someplace warm and salty.

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at March 16, 2016 12:48 PM (sqs5K)

101 A woman is giving birth to a baby's every 2.3 seconds in this country.....I say....we need to find that woman and stop her!!

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 12:48 PM (egzLR)

102 Happy thought: only 5 days until Bach's birthday; his music always lifts my spirits when the state of the gummint/country/world gets me down (and yes, I always thought it's fitting that most years Bach's Geburtstag coincides with the spring equinox). 'Nother happy thought: only 2 and a half weeks until Opening Day. Even though my team was a joke last year and will likely rent the basement of both leagues again this year. Third happy thought: watching teh kittehs sharing the same cat bed and grooming each other. Given the scary circumstances from which they were both rescued, it's a joy to see them enjoying each other and their new life. I find myself thinking that if humans were as thankful for the basics as rescued pets are, we'd be better people as well as happier. And adding my thanks to FenelonSpoke for the idea of a happiness thread.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2016 12:49 PM (3C9q2)

103 Yes, thank you Fenelon. We need this from time to time.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 12:49 PM (CNHr1)

104 It's our old pal Stinky Whizzleteats! Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 05:48 PM (0mRoj)


I couldn't help myself.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 12:49 PM (+eR2D)

105 Chique.. I'm afraid to ask...I hope someone didn't cause this to happen to you. Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 05:43 PM (CNHr1) Haha, no. My romantic life has been in deathly hibernation for a while. It just happens at random times. Usually it's just a swollen upper lip. It's some kind of allergic reaction, I think, and I have no idea what to. It's not serious, it just temporarily hurts my vanity and I'm usually back to normal in a few hours.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (8nEjv)

106 Woosah!
Wooooosah!!!

Posted by: Martin Lawrence in [i]Bad Boys II[/i] at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (H9MG5)

107 Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 05:45 PM (btH0m) I would love too see him in person; I don't think he performs in the Godless Northeast. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (w4NZ8)

108 I'm sure The Big Guy reads the comments here and just shakes His Head. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 05:47 PM (LUgeY While blessing Fen. And by association, the rest of us.

Posted by: Golfman at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (48QDY)

109 The infectious laughter of my youngest niece and nephew and how I'm by far their favorite uncle.....or big kid I guess.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (hlMPp)

110 Want a potential source of happiness? If you are like me, you have paper books and ebooks that have been accumulated for a long time. Sometimes decades. Take a stroll through the piles and boxes and the ereader. I did that a few days ago and was delighted at so many really neat books I had never read and forgotten about. (This won't help find space for all of them but oh well.) There is years of enchantment and pleasure just waiting to be explored. By my standards, that is happiness.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (FvdPb)

111 104 It's our old pal Stinky Whizzleteats! Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 05:48 PM (0mRoj) I couldn't help myself. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 05:49 PM (+eR2D That song cracks me up every time. I have the Ren and Stimpy show music CD somewhere.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 12:50 PM (0mRoj)

112 http://tinyurl.com/hcdrtcv Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 05:32 PM (39g3+) True story: a graduate student of my acquaintance was able to convince his thesis committee that his results were reproducible if you normalized them. He didn't add that the normalization metric was relative to the desired results!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 12:51 PM (wYnyS)

113 105 Chique.. I'm afraid to ask...I hope someone didn't cause this to happen to you. Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 05:43 PM (CNHr1) Haha, no. My romantic life has been in deathly hibernation for a while. How YOU doin'?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 12:51 PM (0mRoj)

114 Getting home from work and still a lot of sunlight left

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 12:51 PM (hlMPp)

115 i got nuthin...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 16, 2016 12:52 PM (KSaVA)

116 And that's what makes me happy. Posted by: antisocialist at March 16, 2016 05:46 PM (9n14Y) How wonderful!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:52 PM (8nEjv)

117 Backwardboy's (LUgeY) nic made me chuckle...is that happy?

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 12:52 PM (xVgrA)

118 What makes me happy? My grand dog, Moose. He makes me happy. Always greets me with lots of wet kisses and a waggy tail. Love that little guy. My hubby makes me happy, even after 36 years of marriage I still enjoy his company and I can't even begin to tell you what a rock he has been with all that has happened with my mom. Gardening makes me happy and I got out the other day and got my hands dirty. It was Heaven.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 12:52 PM (CNHr1)

119 I must say that watching and holding my youngest grand-children makes me happy and in awe of creation at the same time!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 12:53 PM (wYnyS)

120 Shasta Lake, CA's largest reservoir in northern California, is almost full. Oroville reservoir (2nd largest) is filling rapidly. Very good news indeed!

Posted by: Leonero at March 16, 2016 12:53 PM (zSLqp)

121 Hot chocolate!

Bikinis!




Sex!



Well. That was a short trip.

Posted by: Mortimer[/i] [/b] at March 16, 2016 12:53 PM (7wqb3)

122 A guy wakes up in the morning and feels great, He leaps out of bed and thinks, wow I have never felt better! But then he looks in the mirror and his face is all red and blotchy and he looks horrible, like he's aged 30 years. Panicked he goes to the Dr. and the Dr. Hardly recognizes him. So he starts asking questions. "Let's see you feel great right?" Yes Doc I do! "But yes, you do look horrible". I know doc look at me! The doctor goes and consults the medical books. He comes back into the room with a pronouncement. "I think I have figured it out" Relieved the man asks. Well what is it? "You feel good, and you look horrible. I hate to tell you this,,,,you're a vagina.!

Posted by: Minnfidel Now Shecky at March 16, 2016 12:53 PM (btH0m)

123 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 05:51 PM (hlMPp) And yet no battery life. Good night, comrades in arms.

Posted by: Golfman at March 16, 2016 12:54 PM (48QDY)

124 How YOU doin'? Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 05:51 PM (0mRoj) Sorry, can't talk. My flight's about to take off. I hope because the AC won't work until we take off, and man it's hot.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 16, 2016 12:54 PM (8nEjv)

125 I've been planting seeds to try to save having to buy plants and noticed I've got lettuce sprouts today.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 12:55 PM (fizMZ)

126 What do we want? A time machine! When do we want it? That'll be irrelevant!

Posted by: Josephistan at March 16, 2016 12:55 PM (7qAYi)

127 That song cracks me up every time. I have the Ren and Stimpy show music CD somewhere. Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 05:50 PM (0mRoj)


*fistbump*


And FS, thank you for this thread.  It's healthy for all of us.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 12:56 PM (+eR2D)

128 I'm about 6 weeks from opening a new company, and putting my current rat bastard partners in the poorhouse. I will crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentations of their women.

Posted by: Conan the Meatball at March 16, 2016 12:57 PM (9eYoy)

129 Good to know Chique!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 12:57 PM (CNHr1)

130 Backwardboy's (LUgeY) nic made me chuckle...is that happy? Did you happen to catch nckate's nic a few weeks back? ouAbJ It's not that now, but she became Queen of the Horde there for a while. AtC hardest hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 12:57 PM (LUgeY)

131 I made a deal with the devil (wifey) to adopt two rescued Maine Coons. I knew she would be relentless after we lost the last of the great Himalayan brothers Ernest and Julio. So I said "I want big cats" like a lion roaming the house. Yikes. They are about a year old, brother and sister, Patch and Fluff. Whoa, now that they are getting comfortable they are eating us out of house and home. And they talk all the time. I keep coughing up hair balls but so glad we did it. Their owner had died and his family just threw them into the street until a neighbor rescued them but couldn't keep them so they lived in her garage. Now they own this place. Lol. Oh well, I have a character flaw. I love cats and seeing my wife happy. That are indoor kitties, but Patch has already gone through the. Screen 3 times going after birds. He's a brute. Takes a running start and there's no stopping him.

Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 16, 2016 12:58 PM (gxIP7)

132 Ode to Spring

    Spring has sprung,
    The Grass has riz,
    I wonder where the birdies is?
    The little bird is on the wing,
    But that's absurd!

    Because the wing is on the bird!

The Goldfinches are starting to turn yellow, and 6 of the 10 tulips are peeking out. The wind has died down and the sky is blue. Wife made our corned beef and potatoes for dinner tonite, as she is out of town tomorrow.
A toothpick in place.
Life is good.

Posted by: Bruce at March 16, 2016 12:59 PM (8ikIW)

133 This guy makes gypsy caravans; I just love the craftsmanship: http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdbvqhq

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 12:59 PM (w4NZ8)

134 "I mean I am almost 62, so starting to show my age a little and I don't need this shit!! What can I do? Make it stop!!!!" So I'm still a young'un but I'm cursed with super pale skin and very blue veins. As a result, I have constant dark circles. I've tried so many products but the best I've found are the ones that have caffeine in them. Sounds gimmicky but they work. Now the next tip I have is to bring your concealer down toward your cheek in a triangle instead of just applying it directly under the eye. This hides the puffiness better. I personally like Benefit concealer but they all work ok.

Posted by: Lauren at March 16, 2016 12:59 PM (nA6C8)

135 Don your team's colors and let me have your best trash-talk in the fall - but for now, the off-season, I have to say that thoughts of the Denver Broncos make me happy. I took extra enjoyment out of seeing everyone say they weren't that good and they couldn't succeed, then show how good they were. Sports, microcosm, etc.

Posted by: FireHorse at March 16, 2016 12:59 PM (bLf05)

136 Oh and the lawn is dead, sod ripped up and we will be "planting" rock and cactus.

Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 16, 2016 01:00 PM (gxIP7)

137 I was talking to my Mom on the phone attempting to console her that the Republic isn't going to sink beneath the waves no matter what happens with this election. It wasn't going well. Suddenly, my super friendly Siamese cat leaped from a chair onto my shoulder, anchored herself there, started rubbing my head & the phone with her head, and purred so loudly Mom heard her. The blue-eyed feline princess issued a long quavery meow, Mom correctly identified which cat it was by her voice, and asked me to give her a pat. Two things became clear: 1) the cats still love me and don't care who wins the nomination 2) the cats are badly overdue for a nail trim.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 16, 2016 01:00 PM (1+uyO)

138 I'm mainly a lurker, but I laugh out loud every day when I read the comments here. I hope I am assigned to the same re-education camp as some of you. Thanks for the chuckles. I am not a partaker of the AOSHQ lifestyle, I homeschool, go to Daily Mass. I have all the appearances of an upstanding citizen.

Posted by: Red Enchilada at March 16, 2016 01:00 PM (+i7ay)

139 This isn't happy. This is macabre. But... the best Boulder County festival made the Grauniad this year - http://tinyurl.com/jb695ha (I was there! Didn't get a picture taken, though.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 01:01 PM (6FqZa)

140 So true that we need to focus on that which brings us some kind of happiness. In the midst of so much that is wrong in this country (not to mention our personal losses and struggles), it's easy to be pissed off and stressed all the time, and miss the beauty. Share the present with those who share your immediate space (put away digital media). Have a pleasant conversation. Enjoy the stirrings of spring, especially if you have a garden, even if it's only a balcony garden. Plant some seeds and watch them sprout. Watch a nature cam (such as the Codorus eagles in PA - two eggs expected to hatch around Easter weekend). Go for a walk and look for swelling buds on the trees, or sprouting crocuses and daffodils. Nature puts our own little problems into perspective. And if you do believe in God, remember that His plan is bigger than anything you can imagine. Put your problems in His hands and go about enjoying the moment.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 01:01 PM (bIGOo)

141 T-minus two-ish weeks until baseball season. So that's one checkmark in the 'happy' side of the ledger.

And if my Indians win the World series, I'll still be hungover from the victory party come, you know, the sad time in November.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 16, 2016 01:01 PM (4/i9Y)

142 The trees, they are a bustin'. Magnolia - the purple kind, pear, red bud. Makes me smile.

Posted by: rebbl at March 16, 2016 01:01 PM (BwICU)

143 I'm not being eaten by a shark Glad to hear it, Merovign, Just don't answer any "Candygram calls at the door. I know that you have some tremendous health challenges, so I am always glad to see you post

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:02 PM (w4NZ8)

144 Lauren I have always had circle under my eyes, but now the puffiness too?? Shit. Well, I bought some witch hazel. I heard soaking cotton balls in witch hazel and then applying to eyes might help. But there goes another 15 minutes of my morning...

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:02 PM (CNHr1)

145 My wonderful wife is 28 weeks pregnant. We'll be welcoming our first, a daughter into the world sometime in the next three months. It is the happiest time of my life. But, I'm still scared too. Will I be a good dad? I guess that's natural. Anyway, other than the direction of country I'm happy as a clam.

Posted by: DanInMN at March 16, 2016 01:02 PM (15ZVX)

146 I have a new rifle coming Friday, I'm pretty happy about that. My "woodworking" skills continue to improve. Pretty happy about that. Got 80/20 Ground Chuck for $1.85lb at Piggy Wiggly. Live is okay.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 16, 2016 01:02 PM (rwI+c)

147 Congrats DanInMN!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:03 PM (+eR2D)

148 We'll be welcoming our first, a daughter into the world sometime in the next three months. Bless you and congratulations. The very best years of your life are about to start.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 16, 2016 01:03 PM (rwI+c)

149 Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 06:01 PM (bIGOo) Thanks for the witness.Ii do that-put my life in God's hands everyday. I start the morning out that way. It lowers my stress level.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:03 PM (w4NZ8)

150 Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 16, 2016 05:58 PM (gxIP7) Did you send pics for the pet thread?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 01:03 PM (hlMPp)

151 Yeah, happy. Two links for y'all. Specific things some of my peeps have been doing to help with the flooding: http://tinyurl.com/zdwqkze and a post about the attitude "When we don't know what to do, we know what to do." http://tinyurl.com/hxnn8v7

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 16, 2016 01:04 PM (nXeSu)

152 Those laughing babies fill me with a murderous rage!!!

Posted by: AoSHQ Commenter at March 16, 2016 01:04 PM (nIGPZ)

153 My mom just called me and kept me on the phone yakking for nearly 45 minutes.


I am thankful I have a mom who calls me and keeps me on the phone yakking for 45 minutes.  I get to hear how many times her little dog pooped today.  I got to hear that she ordered a pillow with sequins on it from Macy's.  I got to hear about the pictures my niece sent from Nice.


What would I do without her calling me all the time?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:04 PM (dFi94)

154 "Two things became clear:
1) the cats still love me and don't care who wins the nomination
2) the cats are badly overdue for a nail trim.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 16, 2016 06:00 PM (1+uyO) "

1. My cat also loves me.
2. From his responses to the TV, I think he's a Bernie Bro. But that's probably because Bernie looks like my grandpa.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 16, 2016 01:04 PM (4/i9Y)

155 I will also sleep with the window shut tonight. Dammit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:04 PM (CNHr1)

156 Any update from Sambo?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 01:04 PM (hlMPp)

157 Some fine fillies...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j4efqn8

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:05 PM (AEivw)

158 Congrats DanInMn!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:06 PM (CNHr1)

159 Little dogs are portable outflowing wormholes from the Turd Dimension.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 01:06 PM (6FqZa)

160 I am not a partaker of the AOSHQ lifestyle, To tell you the truth, I don't there is one. I think we're just united by our political orientation-conservative

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:06 PM (w4NZ8)

161 God bless Dan!

Posted by: Clarney at March 16, 2016 01:06 PM (Ir3Kd)

162 Where is kdbabear he brings happy things to the ONT!

Posted by: Jean at March 16, 2016 01:06 PM (cXiMR)

163 Some fine fillies... I must be gettin old, my first thought was "dang those girls look cold"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:07 PM (39g3+)

164 >>I am not a partaker of the AOSHQ lifestyle, I homeschool Wait, we're not supposed to do both??? That explains Child Protection Ser--uh, never mind...

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 16, 2016 01:07 PM (nXeSu)

165 I am not a partaker of the AOSHQ lifestyle, I homeschool, go to Daily Mass. I have all the appearances of an upstanding citizen. Camouflage, eh? If you can take the coarse language, sweater mischief, and hobo recipes, the discussions we have here are like no where else I've found anywhere. I've long maintained that this place is like having a Mensa meeting where all the members are bikers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 01:07 PM (LUgeY)

166 I was trying to work on the Field Guide earlier and our cat dexter crawled on top of me and started shoving his face against me over and over until I put the laptop aside and petted him a while. I guess he was just lonely.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:08 PM (39g3+)

167 My wonderful wife is 28 weeks pregnant. We'll be welcoming our first, a daughter into the world sometime in the next three months. It is the happiest time of my life. But, I'm still scared too. Will I be a good dad? I guess that's natural. Anyway, other than the direction of country I'm happy as a clam.

Posted by: DanInMN at March 16, 2016 06:02 PM (15ZVX)

============================================



Of course you'll be a good dad.  You'll be tender and strong and a safe place to land.  You'll be her hero.  You will be the first love of her life.  Learn to dance.  Dancing with your daughter is the best thing ever.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:08 PM (dFi94)

168 Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 06:04 PM (dFi94) You would probably miss it. My dad was gone by the time he was in his late 40's. my mother by the time she was 59. When you have good parents (I realize not everybody did) you miss not hearing their voice or their funny comments even if they sometimes drive you crazy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:09 PM (w4NZ8)

169 I really do hope this election doesn't destroy us as conservatives splitting us into two.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:09 PM (fizMZ)

170 #30 - Welcome to Texas! Glad you're here! Happy thought: latest rescue kitty, who has been hiding under the bed since he came to live with us [15 months], snuggled up next to me last night and purred incessantly until the alarm went off. I'm not the nicest person in the world to people, so I am hoping on judgment day, assuming (without deciding) that good deeds have anything to do with it, that our Creator cuts me a break based on the volume of unwanted animals I've taken in over the years.

Posted by: the other coyote at March 16, 2016 01:09 PM (yK44T)

171 I want one of those tea cup huskies. They are the cutest things ever. Just go look for pictures of them. Even the pictures are instant happiness. (don't look for the price tag, though. That will make you less happy)

Posted by: mrshad at March 16, 2016 01:10 PM (ggdpp)

172 My son plays Lacrosse, and he was put in the Goal as Goalie for the first time Yesterday for the first half, made three good saves and the finals score was a win at 12 to 6. Also went to the Dr. today, I did not tear my ACL in my knee. That is My good news for the day.

Posted by: Picric at March 16, 2016 01:10 PM (QnQ+g)

173 Late to the party - so glad you're doing this again, Fenelon!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 01:11 PM (NOIQH)

174 There is a breed of cats out there that look like wolves, they probably cost a fortune and are sickly and even weirder than ordinary cats. But they look interesting.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:11 PM (39g3+)

175 Congrats DanInMN! For all the joking about being morons and such the horde folk have pretty good heads on their shoulders. You'll be a great father. *just watch when you ask for horde-sourced advice

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 01:12 PM (hlMPp)

176 Thank you Fenelon!!! Not only is your thread appreciated, but so are your daily comments.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 01:12 PM (voOPb)

177 >>> I am not a partaker of the AOSHQ lifestyle, >>>To tell you the truth, I don't there is one. Shhhh! That's like telling people the secret handshake.

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 01:12 PM (2hcmo)

178 Happy? -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IHWKU9V1lA

Posted by: Mudvayne at March 16, 2016 01:12 PM (H9MG5)

179 I have always had circle under my eyes, but now the puffiness too?? Shit. Well, I bought some witch hazel. I heard soaking cotton balls in witch hazel and then applying to eyes might help. But there goes another 15 minutes of my morning...

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 06:02 PM (CNHr1)

===========================================



I've started using L'Oreal's Revitalift Double Lifting Eye Cream. One part goes under your eye, one part goes on the upper eyelid.  I think maybe it's helping.  I also use L'Oreal Miracle Blur on the rest of my face, because goodness knows, my face needs to be blurred.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:12 PM (dFi94)

180 Here's what I'm grateful for: hubby's doctor's visit yesterday went really well - his oncologist is very pleased w/his overall recovery and another milestone (tests) where he is still cancer-free. Yay!!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 01:13 PM (NOIQH)

181 For those that didn't see it the first six times I posted it. ;^) here it is again. Comedian Tim Hawkins does his version of old rockers singing the National Anthem. I think he catches their styles very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pb80dbVUKM

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:13 PM (w4NZ8)

182 More to make Christopher Taylor feel old  


http://www.ufunk.net/insolite/after-hours-vet-calendar-2016/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:13 PM (AEivw)

183 My son plays Lacrosse, and he was put in the Goal as Goalie for the first time Yesterday for the first half, made three good saves and the finals score was a win at 12 to 6. Also went to the Dr. today, I did not tear my ACL in my knee. That is My good news for the day.

Posted by: Picric at March 16, 2016 06:10 PM (QnQ+g)

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That's good news for like, four days.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:13 PM (dFi94)

184 Great news, Lizzy!

Posted by: Lauren at March 16, 2016 01:14 PM (nA6C8)

185 173 I had ACL surgery maybe 7 years ago. So far none the worse.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:14 PM (fizMZ)

186 Congrats Dan!!!! As a dad of two beautiful daughters there's nothing better! It's a cliché and everyone will say it, but enjoy it. It goes way too fast. In all honesty the years when they were really little didn't seem too. Mine are older now, a teen and a tween. No longer are the days when they would both run and yell Daddy!!!! when I get home. Now any acknowledgement is good. But I miss that, it just stopped one day and I took it for granted. Don't do that. Enjoy all the little things. Even the things that piss you off in the moment, like the time my oldest gave all her barbies a "bath" in the toilet and clogged it up good. Enjoy it all, knowing that one day they will grow up and you WILL want those moments back. I am blessed with great kids and I wish you all the joy that comes with it!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 01:14 PM (btH0m)

187 Dammit, I posted this on the wrong thread.  Those unhappy bastards don't deserve this.


Chicks in bikinis
http://tinyurl.com/jpjqqo2

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:15 PM (+eR2D)

188 In terms of other books, I sold about 20 books last month, which is nearly 1 a day - a huge month of sales for me. So for those of you who bought a book of mine: thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

Christopher:
  I enjoyed your Werewolf/Nazi book.  I will volunteer to be a gun fact checker in the future if you want one.
Tony

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:16 PM (5VEXA)

189 Posting. Mindless ramblings at AOS makes me happy. #neverdorealwork

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 01:16 PM (egzLR)

190 What's the pet thread email? I've got a good picture of my puppy relaxing with the baby's white sound machine.

Posted by: Lauren at March 16, 2016 01:16 PM (nA6C8)

191 Fen ... you're good people.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 01:16 PM (fiGNd)

192 Hey.... laughing babies? You know how far in debt you already are??? /babies start crying...

Posted by: Simon LeGree at March 16, 2016 01:16 PM (RK8AH)

193 Happiness is being able to run. http://tinyurl.com/zpuczcq

Posted by: Javems at March 16, 2016 01:17 PM (yOqwj)

194 >>I am not a partaker of the AOSHQ lifestyle, I homeschool, go to Daily Mass. I have all the appearances of an upstanding citizen.

Seems like it's as much an attitude as it is a lifestyle.
I think it can be rebellious just to break free from the current LIV/PC mindset, even if you're not physically rebelling via value-rite consumption and hobo hunting. Or maybe that just how I justify my non AoS lifestyle tendencies.....

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 01:17 PM (NOIQH)

195 Well these pictures should provoke scads of commentary

http://www.ufunk.net/insolite/animal-or-food/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:17 PM (AEivw)

196 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pb80dbVUKM Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 06:13 PM ...He's coming here this fall and we always get a big group from our church together to go see him. He's hilarious! I invited some non churchgoing friends and they were laughing harder than we were. I love his bit about how certain ways people worship with their hands, juggling, rocking the baby,,,touchdown! If you haven't seen that one check it out. If I knew how to post links here I'd do it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 01:18 PM (btH0m)

197 And I'm happy F-1 starts this coming weekend, football and Formula 1 are my two favorite sports.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:18 PM (fizMZ)

198 The thing that gives me the greatest joy is that while I, grammie, was yet a sinner, Christ died for me. 


This is my everlasting song.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:19 PM (dFi94)

199 I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to watch my parents build their dream house right next to two sets of my aunts and uncles on a lake. It doesn't hurt that we get to spend some of the summer with them when it's completed.

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 01:19 PM (GgxVX)

200 My Daughter sold Her house! They're moving to bigger digs... She had 15 offers... It's crazy here....

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 01:20 PM (/dSsq)

201 You could go back to last week's pet thread for the email address

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:20 PM (fizMZ)

202 Thanks guys!

Dan

Posted by: DanInMN at March 16, 2016 01:20 PM (15ZVX)

203 Thanks Fenelonspoke, good to see more good than bad in a day.

Posted by: Picric at March 16, 2016 01:20 PM (QnQ+g)

204 202 Thanks guys! Dan Dan, I'm too lazy to go back and read is this Your first?

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 01:21 PM (/dSsq)

205 Thanks, Tami and chique!

Posted by: Mike at March 16, 2016 01:21 PM (o38N1)

206 Amen grammie. Never let us forget Gods unwavering love for us and his Grace.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:21 PM (CNHr1)

207 I will volunteer to be a gun fact checker in the future if you want one. The military stuff was the part I was the most nervous about: tactics, chain of command, behavior, equipment. I did the best research I could but I wasn't 100% on all the guns, having not fired any of them. My editor was Navy so he helped me with some but he was Navy so he wasn't exactly an expert, heh. I'm glad you liked the book though

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:21 PM (39g3+)

208 Dads changing diapers http://tinyurl.com/qzjsw5q

Posted by: ryukyu at March 16, 2016 01:22 PM (FuBZa)

209 Amen grammie. Never let us forget Gods unwavering love for us and his Grace. And His patience...

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 01:22 PM (/dSsq)

210 When I'm feeling grumpy, I try to remember to list all the things I'm grateful for. It's a pretty nice list, so it cheers me right up.

Posted by: Splunge at March 16, 2016 01:22 PM (iMxBJ)

211 Happy things in DG's life....

Health
Home
Pets
Family
Love
Mr D's work has picked up
My job, after feeling stagnant for a while, is finally feeling fulfilling.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:22 PM (+eR2D)

212 Chicks in bikinis

Thank you for that contribution to happiness..

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:22 PM (5VEXA)

213 I'm happy I have a boat this summer minus the payments and upkeep

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2016 01:23 PM (hlMPp)

214 Thank you Fenelon!!! Not only is your thread appreciated, but so are your daily comments. Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 06:12 PM (voOPb) Fenelon's constant labors here in the AoS vineyards are appreciated more than she knows!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 01:23 PM (wYnyS)

215 osted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 06:18 PM (btH0m I have seen it; It's every funny. He's obviously held up well because the videos go from when he was in his thirties (?) till now. I posted on this morning-putting the :"fun" in funerals.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:23 PM (w4NZ8)

216 Oh, I forgot...

Bourbon.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:23 PM (+eR2D)

217 204 202 Thanks guys!

>Dan

>Dan, I'm too lazy to go back and read is this Your first?

Yes.

Posted by: DanInMN at March 16, 2016 01:23 PM (15ZVX)

218 >Dan, I'm too lazy to go back and read is this Your first? Yes. Well special Congrats!

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 01:24 PM (/dSsq)

219 I should call it in 5 or 10 minutes, but been reading down, many of your comments have given me a smile.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:25 PM (fizMZ)

220 I have things to be thankful for today. My surgeon is a genius and he let me keep the loose screw as a joke. The Horde prayed for me and it helped. My husband was able to be at my surgery, even though he might leave soon. My daughter is in the care of grandparents and is having the time of her life. My cats are cuddling with me on the couch.

And oh yeah, God gave us brains to come up with things like Oxy.

Posted by: pookysgirl on happy pills at March 16, 2016 01:25 PM (K27gs)

221 DanInMN -  Sleep.  Sleep now.  Sleep while you can.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:25 PM (dFi94)

222 pooky, you had surgery today?  I'm glad everything came out ok!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:26 PM (+eR2D)

223
The military stuff was the part I was the most nervous about: tactics, chain of command, behavior, equipment. I did the best research I could but I wasn't 100% on all the guns, having not fired any of them. My editor was Navy so he helped me with some but he was Navy so he wasn't exactly an expert, heh.

Not throwing stones. but the Major cocking his Luger caught my attention.  No one can be expected to get all the details right, but I did enjoy the story. 

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:26 PM (5VEXA)

224 "Unhappy Thread Rules, Happy Thread Drools!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, just being Muldoon at March 16, 2016 01:26 PM (NeFrd)

225 Congrats, Dan!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 01:27 PM (NOIQH)

226 I incorporate the AoSHQ lifestyle by frequently violating the two-starch rule.

Posted by: FireHorse at March 16, 2016 01:27 PM (bLf05)

227 When I'm feeling grumpy, I try to remember to list all the things I'm grateful for. I'm grateful for my Mini-14. And my Remington 700. Oh ... and the 870 too. Well hell - my .357 and snub-nose .38 are both pretty sweet. And you know - for what I paid - that SKS has been one hell of a value. And the 597 has been a great .22. And the kids flat out love those Hi-Point 995s. They're so cute, shooting those things at 75 yards, filling up 2" groupings. Just makes me want to hug 'em. *sigh* What a great thread. Thanks.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 01:27 PM (fiGNd)

228 DanInMn - first post? Now you need a first first.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:27 PM (fizMZ)

229 Pooky.. glad it all went well!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:27 PM (CNHr1)

230 Good health is a happy thing.

Posted by: wth at March 16, 2016 01:27 PM (HgMAr)

231 *sneaks off to see what's going on the the unhappiness thread out of curiosity*

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 01:28 PM (NOIQH)

232 I'm learning to play the keyboard cat song on my trumpet. Really.

Posted by: freaked at March 16, 2016 01:28 PM (BO/km)

233 Oh God.. my brother had me laughing this morning. He was on a flight and the guy next to him drank 7 scotch and sodas in one hour. It's apparently an American Airlines record according to the FA. He passed out. The captain had already cut him off.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:28 PM (CNHr1)

234 osted by: Picric at March 16, 2016 06:20 PM (QnQ+g) FenelonSpouse drove a bus for the girl's hs lacrosse team yesterday. That is a sport where they do not stop; They run all the time. Wow! I once had a boy in one of my confirmation classes who had to miss some classes because of games. He is a nice boy. I went home and said something about hist not being able to come to class because of "lifting high lacrosse". That was a hymnal joke because we have a song; "Lift High The Cross"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:29 PM (w4NZ8)

235 Mudvayne , at least you weren't Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 01:29 PM (6FqZa)

236 Forgot to add  - I am happy to have read AllenG's book, Christopher Taylor's book, and am currently enjoying Anna Puma's book.  I am a 'ron in book happiness.

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:30 PM (5VEXA)

237 Congratulations, Dan. That's exciting and glad your surgery went well, PK.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:30 PM (w4NZ8)

238 Dads changing diapers Oh, dear effing heaven. What weenies. I could change a diaper with one hand while I ate a sandwich with the other.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 16, 2016 01:30 PM (oVJmc)

239 huh

The link at Mitchell's Mausers has P-08s for sale.  Cost - used car range.

http://www.mauser.org/p-08-luger/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:31 PM (AEivw)

240 Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 06:19 PM (dFi94) Very nice. I like the hymn "My Hope Is Built/" You've probably heard it in a modern version.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:31 PM (w4NZ8)

241 I have glad tidings to report! i rescued five kittens this spring. they are the cutest little boogers you ever did see. their mom was sick she had a bad abscess from a fight so i took them off her early since shes feral, and they all went to a lovely lady for bottle feeding now i am meeting the vet to give a mare a depo shot to make her sweet again. how cool is that?

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at March 16, 2016 01:32 PM (6ga6c)

242 I don't think I'm hydrating enough.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2016 01:32 PM (CNHr1)

243

 -- think about such things.

Phillippians 4:8

=================

Fun fact, that is the motto of Northwestern University, my alma mater


Posted by: anon2020 at March 16, 2016 01:33 PM (yCcA0)

244 Non cocking pistol? Have to keep that in mind. Poor private Hoobler shot himself to death with one in Band of Brothers, I know :/ Apparently in real life it was some other gun though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:33 PM (39g3+)

245 The thing that gives me the greatest joy is that while I, grammie, was yet a sinner, Christ died for me. You don't look a day over 2,000.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 16, 2016 01:33 PM (KRwzj)

246 Anna:
  We are in the hospital where the (assumed) Nazis show up.  Can't wait to read the rest.
Tony

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:33 PM (5VEXA)

247 My Jackrabbits are in the NCAA basketball tournaments . . . both of them. Yes, it's Tortoise vs. Hare on the men's side, Maryland vs. SD State. I'm pretty sure the selection committee did that on purpose. It's Hurricanes and Rabbits on the women's side. No Aesop's fable springs to mind here. Not sure if Aesop was familiar with tropical cyclones.

Posted by: filbert at March 16, 2016 01:33 PM (s5o+q)

248 Forgot to add - I am happy to have read AllenG's book, Christopher Taylor's book, and am currently enjoying Anna Puma's book. I am a 'ron in book happiness. If you haven't already, be sure to get MP4's book too, The Director's Cut. And please use Ace's Amazon link on the main page so he gets something in the tip jar too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 01:34 PM (LUgeY)

249 @244
Actually it is

Whatsoever things are true (Philippians 4:8 AV)

Wow, my memory is shot

Posted by: anon2020 at March 16, 2016 01:35 PM (yCcA0)

250 If you enjoyed Life Unworthy, I have two other books. They are, actually much happier than the WW2 one, just fantasy adventure stories. http://alphawolf10.wix.com/kestrelarts2#!books/cee5

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:35 PM (39g3+)

251 I'm also thankful for my garden ... and my folks kicking my young ass out there and making me work in their's. I'm serious. I think they taught me more than they'll ever know - out there in those damn rows.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 01:36 PM (fiGNd)

252 Here is where you can download the manual for the P-08 Luger

http://www.mauser.org/manuals-2/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:36 PM (AEivw)

253 It's like John Lennon sang, "Happiness is a warm gun."

Posted by: HairybackGuy at March 16, 2016 01:36 PM (ej1L0)

254 Somehow I think the part were Hoober accidentally shoots himself isn't exactly as it really happened. Being a bit fan of the series I've read lots of stuff and that's one of the events that get stretched. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't a P-08

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:36 PM (fizMZ)

255 Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at March 16, 2016 06:32 PM (6ga6c) Wonderful!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:37 PM (w4NZ8)

256 I found out you can root rosemary cuttings in water.  I now have four rosemary plants instead of one.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:38 PM (+eR2D)

257 Non cocking pistol? Have to keep that in mind. Poor private Hoobler shot himself to death with one in Band of Brothers, I know :/ Apparently in real life it was some other gun though.

The Luger doesn't have an external hammer to cock.  The "operator" loads the chamber by racking the slide. There is no way to decock a Luger other than dry-firing it to release the firing pin.  Again. not throwing stones and looking for advance copies of future books!
Tony

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:38 PM (5VEXA)

258 253 It's like John Lennon sang, "Happiness is a warm gun." Posted by: HairybackGuy at March 16, 2016 06:36 PM (ej1L0) I think all in all I prefer the warm puppy to the warm gun. Both have their places, of course.

Posted by: filbert at March 16, 2016 01:38 PM (s5o+q)

259 My Roger's Delight Geranium has bloomed.  Cross between a scented geranium and a Martha Washington.  Pretty day.  Makes me happy. 

Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 01:38 PM (qahv/)

260 It's like John Lennon sang, "Happiness is a warm gun." Posted by: HairybackGuy at March 16, 2016 06:36 PM (ej1L0) Definitely one of the happier John Lennon lyrics.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 01:38 PM (wYnyS)

261 New season of The Americans tonight. I did my blog post on spy books Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 01:39 PM (cbfNE)

262 Oh, and Mr. Bar the Door got paid for a big job.  We can put a little money back in the bank. 

Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 01:40 PM (qahv/)

263 My Roger's Delight Geranium has bloomed. Cross between a scented geranium and a Martha Washington. Pretty day. Makes me happy.

Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 06:38 PM (qahv/)

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My daughter has perennial geraniums in her flower bed. A pretty bluish-lavendar color.  Are Roger's Delight a perennial or annual? 

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:40 PM (dFi94)

264 Open - thank you for your words and video link above. Perspective is everything. That and a nice glass (or two) of Cabernet and all will be right with the world for the night.

Posted by: RedInaBlueState at March 16, 2016 01:40 PM (Qz7EN)

265 So uh I'm happy... I clipped my toenails I have not in fact slammed my crank in the door jam... and I am eating a Red Baron French Bread Pizza... life literally could not get any better.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 01:41 PM (g8Hfr)

266 Thank you, thank you Fenelon; I have been hoping for a Happiness Thread! The good Lord knows we need one. I am grateful to a member of the horde who posted a link to their blog on Ash Wednesday (maybe votermom?) where I saw a recommendation for a book called Bread and Wine, 72 reflections for Lent and Easter. I really like it. The first one I got went to a friend for a birthday gift, so I ordered myself another. I won't be anywhere near finished before Easter, but that's okay.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 01:41 PM (2WwbN)

267 I'm glad you are doing the happy reading OD on Moron books Anthony.

Please leave feedback for us.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:41 PM (AEivw)

268 Oh, and Mr. Bar the Door got paid for a big job. We can put a little money back in the bank.

Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 06:40 PM (qahv/)

=====================================



Money in the bank makes for a good night's sleep.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 01:41 PM (dFi94)

269 I should add that I am thankful for the beauty of my tulip magnolia which has gone from buds to pretty much full flower in just a few days. The sad part is that the blossoms are so delicate they never last long enough to suit me., but it is spectacular when in its brief prime!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 01:42 PM (wYnyS)

270 Sven you could be giving political asylum to the Swedish Bikini Team... 

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:42 PM (AEivw)

271 Oohh, I think I've found my Christmas present...

http://www.mauser.org/pps-50-22/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:43 PM (AEivw)

272 Also, love Tim Hawkins too. Years ago I sent a link to my homeschool group with his Homeschool Family song. People were emailing me back that they were laughing so hard they were crying. It was a real hoot.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 01:43 PM (2WwbN)

273 269 Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 06:42 PM (wYnyS) I have some really gorgeous dust bunnies in the lower corner of my closest... dust bunnies are almost like real bunnies. Hopping all over and breeding like mad... Happiness. //Sven "Mr Prozac" Olafson

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 01:43 PM (g8Hfr)

274 Well I'm calling it a night, I've been up since 2 am this morning. Good night horde. Thanks for the thread Fenelonspoke.

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2016 01:43 PM (fizMZ)

275 Help us Sven, you're our only hope!! http://tinyurl.com/hfjcbbo

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:43 PM (39g3+)

276 What happened to the mid morning art open threads? I'd send them to my friends and we'd usually converse about the piece or artist. That connection with my friends always makes me happy!

Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 01:43 PM (2X7pN)

277 Nice post, @votermom.

Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 01:44 PM (qahv/)

278 Oh, and Mr. Bar the Door got paid for a big job. We can put a little money back in the bank.
Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 06:40 PM (qahv/)



Always a relief.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:44 PM (+eR2D)

279 DanInMN - Sleep. Sleep now. Sleep while you can. When she pops out, be sure to yell FIRST!

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 16, 2016 01:44 PM (rwI+c)

280 Happy things? Well, in 1792 many Frenchmen were happy to see their former rulers' heads hanging in cages from lamp posts. Ecstatic, in fact. I'll settle for the small beauty of my daughter being two days ahead on her homework right now.

Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 01:45 PM (o+SC1)

281 270 Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 06:42 PM (AEivw) The Swedish Bikini Team likely *does* need political asylum at current demographic rates, BUT rather than be depressed let's revel in the camaraderie and chestnuts roasting under open fire. // Sven "Mr Prozac" Olafson

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 01:45 PM (g8Hfr)

282 Posted by: the other coyote at March 16, 2016 06:09 PM (yK44T) That's great! Good for you. I have two cats; I'm sure having them sit on my lap and hear them purr lowers my stress. I know that they've done studies to suggest petting a cat or dog does.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:46 PM (w4NZ8)

283 275 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 06:43 PM (39g3+) Sweden used to clone them, *and* make nice educational films in the 60s... //Sven "Mr Prozac" Olafson

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 01:47 PM (g8Hfr)

284 Oohh, I think I've found my Christmas present...

It is a long time until Christmas.....

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 01:47 PM (5VEXA)

285 Petting a pussy always relieves stress.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:47 PM (+eR2D)

286 Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 06:43 PM (2X7pN) I look forward to the art thread and miss it too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 01:47 PM (w4NZ8)

287 Doing something selfless for other people definitely helps reduce my stress and depression levels. Just getting busy and doing some sort of constructive work helps a lot too. Clean a room or something.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 01:47 PM (39g3+)

288 >> Petting a pussy always relieves stress. For the petter, or the pettee?

Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 01:48 PM (o+SC1)

289 Well Anthony, just started new job and got some debt to kill off first.  So Christmas as a goal keeps me from jacking the credit card again on an impulse buy that goes 'bang-bang' unless my book suddenly becomes a best seller.  Then I might change things.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:49 PM (AEivw)

290 For the petter, or the pettee?
Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 06:48 PM (o+SC1)



Yes.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:49 PM (+eR2D)

291 Thank you Blog Chaplain for the Happiness thread. Sorely needed.

I am happy that my elderly kitty is still on this side of the dirt. Otherwise I would be completely unsupervised.

I am happy that the ferocious windstorm this weekend only did damage to the ancient shed I'm tearing down this year anyway, and all of the debris landed on my property and not my long-suffering neighbor's.

I am happy I work in a building with the most amazing view. I get to watch the sun rise over mountains. Even when it is raining, the mist hides in the pine-covered hills and looks mysterious. Also my co-workers aren't there that early and I can get work done :-D

And I'm very happy I finished the bloody book!

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at March 16, 2016 01:50 PM (GG9V6)

292 Smiles all around as our vegetable seeds are starting to sprout. I've said it before but I regard seeds as an ever new miracle.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 01:50 PM (FvdPb)

293 >> Yes. I was hoping you'd say that.

Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 01:50 PM (o+SC1)

294 I like cats. Frankly, when things are stressful, cat videos on youtube calm me down. Cats don't really CARE about us but they are cute and fun to watch.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 16, 2016 01:51 PM (1cbnv)

295 Where's the salacious smart military topics at?

Posted by: Happy Happy Joy Joy at March 16, 2016 01:51 PM (WdXB6)

296 289 Anna Puma,

Nice...nose to the grindstone and all that...

Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 01:51 PM (g8Hfr)

297 Here we go... If slurpees in your own container don't make you happy, I dunno what does. http://www.foodbeast.com/news/711-byoc2/

Posted by: Ferrous at March 16, 2016 01:51 PM (iKWeG)

298 Thanks Fenelon! Congrats Dan. There's nothing better than being a parent.

Posted by: Beth M at March 16, 2016 01:52 PM (kiy9d)

299 Hi Morons, I've been reading ace of spades HQ since the first time Instapundit linked to in the early days of blogs. I've always enjoys the witty comments and I've enjoy reading ace for years. I went through the good times in the early Iraq war and then the bad times as things fell apart. I enjoyed the endless asskicking we gave the Democratic idiots in congress and how we helped knock Kerry out in 04. The pudding and anal ewok stuff are still some of my favorites internet memes. While things have taken a less comradely turn of late and I was banned on 2 of my 3 computing devices(Once for cause and another without warning or reason), I hope that once this primary is over we can return to normal. I'd like to thank Ace & Crew for all the wonderful years on this blog and I hope that we can be one big and happy family again in the near future. Red

Posted by: BomberCommand at March 16, 2016 01:52 PM (7us0J)

300 28 Why does egg salad smell like farts? I'm asking for a friend... Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 16, 2016 05:30 PM (egzLR) Probably boiled the eggs too roughly. Puncture each egg at the rounded end (where the air pocket is) to prevent "exploding or escaping whites, then place them in water to cover and bring them to a boil. Just enough to get big bubbles rising. Turn down heat to maintain this "barely boiling" state, and give them 8 minutes. You don't want them banging around in the pot. This method will never give you green/gray coatings on them (high heat produces the sulfuric smell and green color).

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 01:53 PM (bIGOo)

301 Sabrina Chase, cognrats on getting the book finished without requiring the padded room. 

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 01:54 PM (AEivw)

302 Pets are the greatest thing ever. There are days where literally the only good thing that I can think of is my little furbaby Digby, who I love more than some of my own blood relatives. I'm grateful that both my parents are still alive and probably will be for several years yet to come, difficult as it is to see them age. They'll always be in their 30s in my mind. I'm grateful that my grandfather gave me a healthy fear, respect, and admiration for firearms, and that I have a powerful way to protect myself as a single female living alone. CCW license holder for four years now. Currently saving up for a Glock 43 to accompany my Taurus revolver. I'm grateful that God still loves me even though I've done some really bad stuff in my past, and get quite angry at Him for things that aren't His fault. Worst vice at the moment is my predilection for cursing (cussing?), but that's insanely tame in comparison to some of the aforementioned really bad stuff. And lastly, I'm grateful that I'm still not sick of the same music that I've been listening to since the mid 80s when I was 14 and my sister introduced me to 'college radio.' Because so much of the new music now is absolute garbage and music is what keeps me sane. Oh yeah, and I'm grateful for Ace and all of y'all. Order of news sites I check in the morning are Ace and then Drudge. Don't comment much, but I'm lurking all the time and you guys are pretty damn funny.

Posted by: tdpwells at March 16, 2016 01:54 PM (evKax)

303 I was hoping you'd say that.

Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 06:50 PM (o+SC1)



This is the happy thread!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 01:55 PM (+eR2D)

304 Thanks KT! Congrats on the sales, Christopher Taylor!

Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 01:57 PM (cbfNE)

305 I was truly happy on my recent Africa trip. It was tiring but I was doing something I'm honestly good at- within my sweet spot so to speak-and that honestly brings happiness.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at March 16, 2016 01:57 PM (Sf7oH)

306 299 Bomber Command,

There is no "normal."

I join you in hoping but the fissures we face are real and a not miniscule portion of our caucus is being told to stfu and stfd.

Just this time the script is flipped on which portion of the coalition is in which role.

Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 01:58 PM (g8Hfr)

307 Anna Puma, I didn't mention the padded room because this is the Happiness Thread :-D Did you know they've reinforced the straps in the new jackets? Took me an hour to get out this time... also, you can no longer get thorazine on credit. It's like they don't even care.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at March 16, 2016 01:58 PM (GG9V6)

308 221 DanInMN - Sleep. Sleep now. Sleep while you can.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 06:25 PM (dFi94)



Oh this....soooooo this!


Congrats Dan!  You'll love it, even with the lack of sleep.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 16, 2016 02:01 PM (v0/PR)

309 It is written that trouble came to pass, but nowhere is it written that it came to stay. Also, I tried to propagate a bleeding heart, and wound up with a bunch of dead sticks. But, this morning, one of those dead sticks decided to send out a couple of green leaves!! There is hope!

Posted by: Persnickety at March 16, 2016 02:01 PM (j/YTu)

310 re: Thorazine

Probably because Big Pharma is in cahoots with Big Publishing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 02:02 PM (AEivw)

311 Yay, happy thread!  I'm parking here this evening, I could use it...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 02:02 PM (D0J8L)

312 Just got here. This is great. Thanks Fen and all who made this possible and those who participated.

Posted by: tbodie at March 16, 2016 02:02 PM (czLDv)

313 I'm grateful for Crackerjack Fridays. Stealth perving. Thank you for your service, boys!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 16, 2016 02:03 PM (jR7Wy)

314 310 Anna Puma,


You mean it is not a magazine chronicling Thor?

//Sven "Mr Prozac" Olafson

Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 02:05 PM (g8Hfr)

315 OT, I've been trying to figure out if Goliath was a Philistine. All sources of the Torah mention "Philistines" in the south-Canaan area: including the Samaritans, the Greek Septuagint, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This isn't even controversial. But outside the Torah, the Samaritans didn't copy the Bible (at all) and the Greeks didn't *translate* the Bible so closely. The Greeks said Goliath was an "Allophyle". (Like a Pamphylian?). The Greeks then went on to translate Amos such that God brought the Allophyles from Cappadocia (the old Hittite heartland) and not "Philistines" from "Kaptor" whatever that is. Maybe the first copies of Chronicles might help triangulate the Book of Kings here - oh wait, there's only one copy of Chronicles in the Dead Sea Scrolls and it's a torn up piece of mess :^/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:05 PM (6FqZa)

316 Jya ne minna, going to go soak in a tub of hot water.

https://youtu.be/J7mYQYQXkZY

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 02:05 PM (AEivw)

317 I submit the Aurora Borealis, about a week ago, in Churchill, Manitoba. http://tinyurl.com/AuroraManitoba

Posted by: MathMom at March 16, 2016 02:07 PM (L4G9B)

318 Testing to see if banned. Thankful for husband as St. Patrick's Day is our anniversary. Feeling hopeful for new doctor he is seeing for back pain, and a diagnostic test tomorrow (unusual way to spend anniversary, no?). Thankful, also, to find a lesson learned, after a friend's sudden death last week, in living each day as she did: with joy, seeing past sadness, illness, and other things. Putting others first. I will miss her joy, her wisdom, and her humor, but she knew how to live. I had not known the word, "bereft" until reading of her death on her facebook (she was a Florida friend). I am not a "weeper" but made up for it that day (husband, sons,brothers, all men in life, have no idea what to do when I lose it. As rare as hen's teeth. My husband "patted me" as I had meltdown. ha. Another lesson learned from her sudden death: tell your friends and family TODAY that you love them. She knew I loved her, but sudden death brings it all in caps to tell people immediately. Sorry if this is a bummer, Fenelon! xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 16, 2016 02:08 PM (wAMRL)

319 Happiness?  You want HAPPINESS?

then preheat your oven to 400
put some rosemary and garlic on some chicken
cook it for 40 minutes
pull it out and put some provolone and mozarella on it
cook it another 5 minutes

WHILE its cooking-
put on some pasta (whatever kind)
mix marina sauce and ricotta cheese in after its done (to taste)

WHILE the other stuff is cooking-
sautee some mushrooms, black olives, artichokes, and sundried tomatoes (packed in olive oil)
do the mushrooms first, then oilves, then artichokes, then tomotoes

put the pasta on the plate, then the chicken, then pour the veggie slush on top

you be happy
(you will notice my exact precision in measurement, do not deviate from the use of "some, "a buttload of", etc)

Posted by: Grad School Fool at March 16, 2016 02:09 PM (swEzU)

320 I'm glad you are doing the happy reading OD on Moron books Anthony

What else am I supposed to do while I sit at my government job all day?
\Tony

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 02:09 PM (5VEXA)

321 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 07:05 PM (6FqZa)
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I think,  not sure, that Goliath was a Philistine. Didn't he come from Gath? That was Philistine territory I believe. And didn't he fight in the Philistine army?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:10 PM (dFi94)

322 315 Boulder Toilet Hobo,

Goliath was a Center/Power Forward for the Babylonian Ballers...


Hell of a fade.

Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 02:10 PM (g8Hfr)

323 I strongly recommend, Fenelon, checking out Roger Pearse's blog regularly. Ruins of Aurelian's temple in Rome (still visible as of 1700 AD!) http://tinyurl.com/j9xplel Also, there's talk that a lost homily by Melito of Sardis (d. 180) has been found in Coptic translation http://tinyurl.com/hbvfvt7

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:11 PM (6FqZa)

324 Buttload. That's metric, isn't it?

Posted by: Lincoln Chaffee at March 16, 2016 02:11 PM (8ZskC)

325 "Speak Up and help others"-a Holy Lands moment devotional. I like this man-Rabbi Eckstein. http://preview.tinyurl.com/h23xlt5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:12 PM (w4NZ8)

326 it's metric and exponential when cheese is concerned

Posted by: Grad School Fool at March 16, 2016 02:12 PM (swEzU)

327 My granddaughters bring a smile. And theor are days when the beauty of the world I live in makes me melt with joy-that whole the grandeur of God shining forth like shook foil thing.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at March 16, 2016 02:12 PM (Sf7oH)

328 @244 Non cocking pistol? Have to keep that in mind.
'strooth, my father saw it done. A wise-ass with a contraband Luger believed the legend that it would not fire if you held your hand over the muzzle. He shot himself.

What's this doing on the Happy Thread? Million dollar wound. It got him out of combat. A story went around that there could have been some brig time involved -- do you think? -- but none of the guys from that company thought to look him up when they got back, and he never, surprisingly, came to the reunions.

People did such things. Get a Greatest Generationer talking, and you'll find out that the general ratio of assholes is pretty much timeless. You might need schnapps.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at March 16, 2016 02:13 PM (xq1UY)

329 Planet X is coming, woe be to you who ignore, and we are gonna have earthquakes too Earth gotta do what earth does

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 16, 2016 02:13 PM (qmmcr)

330 180 Here's what I'm grateful for: hubby's doctor's visit yesterday went really well - his oncologist is very pleased w/his overall recovery and another milestone (tests) where he is still cancer-free. Yay!! Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 06:13 PM (NOIQH) Which reminds me - one of my brother's had cancer in his neck and the upper lobe of his left lung. He's been through hell in the past year (the indignities that vall cancer patients suffer, including having to have all of his teeth pulled at the age of 55). Despite the fact that he is relentlessly negative, this trial really brought about a change in his attitude, and he is now cancer-free. Thank God the Philly VA is one of the better ones. Tonight I opened a bottle of merlot and toasted my husband, who went to the great Beyond a little over two years ago. He was my fairy tale and God's greatest blessing. It was an honor to be his wife, and I just toasted God as well for that marvelous, marvelous gift. I also thank God for being laid off - He clearly has plans for my future and now I need to raise my head and look into that future for the changes that I need in my life. Thank you, God! I am confident in Your love and strive to be in a state of grace to receive Your wisdom. Blessings to the Horde!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 02:14 PM (bIGOo)

331 I'm not being eaten by a shark Glad to hear it, Merovign, Just don't answer any "Candygram calls at the door. Land Shark wad the only SNL running skit I liked. And yes, I am more than an hour behind on my reading.

Posted by: tbodie at March 16, 2016 02:14 PM (czLDv)

332 Hi, Christy Happy Anniversary and sorry about your friend. No, it's not a bummer because she sounds like a very wonderful woman who was a blessing to others. I will keep you and her other loved ones in prayer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:14 PM (w4NZ8)

333 Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 07:10 PM (dFi94)

You are correct.

And then David cut off his head....which I thought was just amazingly cool when I first heard the story (when I was six?).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 02:15 PM (Zu3d9)

334 I'm checkin' into this joint for the night:  The Happiness Hotel!

https://youtu.be/K9825532HbI

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 02:15 PM (D0J8L)

335 >>>Jya ne minna, going to go soak in a tub of hot water.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2016 07:05 PM (AEivw)<<<



A growing happiness I sense among Morons of the Horde.

Posted by: Yoda at March 16, 2016 02:16 PM (H9MG5)

336 Thank you, God! I am confident in Your love and strive to be in a state of grace to receive Your wisdom. Blessings to the Horde! Cheers! *clink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 16, 2016 02:16 PM (8ZskC)

337 The devil made me use an apostrophe in the plural of "brothers" and Lizzy, that is wonderful news!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 02:16 PM (bIGOo)

338 And then David cut off his head....which I thought was just amazingly cool when I first heard the story (when I was six?).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 07:15 PM (Zu3d9)

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My boy liked that part too.  The Bible has lots of cool gory stuff for boys.  Lots of chopping off heads and things.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:17 PM (dFi94)

339 Buttload. That's metric, isn't it? Posted by: Lincoln Chaffee at March 16, 2016 07:11 PM (8ZskC) I was told there was no metric on this thread.

Posted by: tbodie at March 16, 2016 02:17 PM (czLDv)

340 grammie, they're saying (well, the guy who kicked my butt on Wikipedia said) that "Philistine" might have been a term that the proto-Rabbis stuck onto the later books of the Bible *after* the Alexandrian Jews had already translated the lot into Greek. The Dead Sea Scrolls helped. Before the Dead Sea Scrolls, the state of the Hebrew text of the Bible was unknown prior to the Middle Ages. The Dead Sea Scrolls helped a LOT, especially for the Torah, because there's a lot of Torah in the Dead Sea Scrolls. (Jews? Interested in Torah? Unpossible!) But for the Books of Kings, Amos, Chronicles and such - the Dead Sea Scrolls don't cover as much of the text. And that's where the Greek translations start getting creative. Or, that's where the proto-Rabbis started rewriting the books. Or both. I don't know. No-one knows...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:17 PM (6FqZa)

341 A little kid in a stroller smiled at me in the post office today. His momma--and the stroller--were behind me in line. I made sure to smile back--may even have thrown a wink at the little guy I remember how crushed my then three year old daughter was when a fellow walked by our front yard; She said "Hi" and the guy ignored her. She came running to her mother with the cry, "He no hi me mommy,"" Well that was forty plus years ago--and with today's hyperprotective mothers a guy who said 'Hi" to a three year old girl might get arrested as a pervert. Still a smile or a nod costs nothing--and may make the kid's day.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at March 16, 2016 02:17 PM (Sda6L)

342 Nice post, Miley. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:18 PM (w4NZ8)

343 I wish I had something to offer here.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 16, 2016 02:18 PM (IdCqF)

344 I always liked Judges. The original post-Bronze-Age colander face mask world. "There was no king in Israel so every man did what was good in his own eyes" or, in Deborah's case, hers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:19 PM (6FqZa)

345 Someone might have already mentioned it, but that little baby who starts laughing when he hears someone belch- now there's a Moron in the making. Thanks, Fen.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 02:19 PM (P8951)

346 Posted by: Comanche Voter at March 16, 2016 07:17 PM (Sda6L) Nice!; I often get joy looking at the cute and funny kids in the supermarket. It's amazing what you can see that is a pleasure when you pay attention.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:20 PM (w4NZ8)

347 Heading out.  Be well, my friends.  Be joyful.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at March 16, 2016 02:20 PM (+eR2D)

348 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 07:17 PM (6FqZa)
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Have you ever been able to view any part of the Dead Sea scrolls?  Do they do tours, if you know?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:20 PM (dFi94)

349 Buttload. That's metric, isn't it? Posted by: Lincoln Chaffee at March 16, 2016 07:11 PM (8ZskC) Precision above all else. There are both Imperial Buttloads AND Metric Buttloads! The exact conversion factor is still under review!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 02:21 PM (wYnyS)

350 Goodnight Danger Girl - enjoy your evening!

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:21 PM (dFi94)

351 And lastly, I'm grateful that I'm still not sick of the same music that I've been listening to since the mid 80s when I was 14 and my sister introduced me to 'college radio.' Because so much of the new music now is absolute garbage and music is what keeps me sane. I'm still bummed about Keith Emerson's death. I've been listening to ELP on YourToob like crazy and have seen more heartfelt comments for him than I've seen for many of the other rockers we've lost this year. Literally every single song I've seen on YT has the same sentiments. This makes me very happy to be a fan as I feel like I'm in the company of genuinely good people. Just like here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 02:21 PM (LUgeY)

352 >>> I always liked Judges. The original post-Bronze-Age colander face mask world. Great nutshell. Seven hundred left handed Benjamites who could hurl a stone to within a hair's breadth.

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 02:22 PM (2hcmo)

353 Thank you FS.  I lurk and lurk during the day. Your Daily contributions of Spiritual things are many times my salvation at work.  The rest of the day - you morons and ettes help make me giggle at a terrifying time in the world.  Thank you all.   Back to lurking status.

Posted by: Ponte Vecchio at March 16, 2016 02:22 PM (T3Pu3)

354 Have you ever been able to view any part of the Dead Sea scrolls? Do they do tours, if you know? Isaiah Scroll. Been to that: http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:22 PM (6FqZa)

355 "There was no king in Israel so every man did what was good in his own eyes"

That's in 1 Samuel, too. Another book of judges, the end of them.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at March 16, 2016 02:23 PM (xq1UY)

356 boulder terlit hobo, I see you have three books on various aspects of the Koran and the culture. Is there one in particular that would make a good intro to the subject. Most of my 'knowledge' about the matter comes from reading The Arabian Nights.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 02:24 PM (FvdPb)

357 Thanks, all for your great contributions. Nice way to end my day here at the HQ.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:24 PM (w4NZ8)

358 Miley's tongue @ 330- Teeth pulled
They pulled all my back teeth before I had a bunch (30?) can't recall how many treatments. But I'm still here (by GOD'S Grace). Been almost 11 years.

Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 02:25 PM (zLDYs)

359 Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 07:24 PM (FvdPb)

Anything written by Bernard Lewis will be great.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 02:26 PM (Zu3d9)

360 I'm still bummed about Keith Emerson's death. I've been listening to ELP on YourToob like crazy and have seen more heartfelt comments for him than I've seen for many of the other rockers we've lost this year. Literally every single song I've seen on YT has the same sentiments. Yeah, ELP and especially Emerson touched people in a good place, their music was truly amazing and special. Nobody has a bad word to say about the guy or the band, really.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 02:27 PM (39g3+)

361 Isaiah Scroll. Been to that:
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 07:22 PM (6FqZa)

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Cool!  My son had a professor who worked on translating a small portion of the Dead Sea scrolls.  He told me some of the precautions they all had to take in examining them, but I've forgotten.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:27 PM (dFi94)

362 A good friend of mine drove himself nuts during the Clinton impeachment process. He became unpleasant to be around. Most of us are here because of our passion for this country and the people in it, and a higher level of awareness of how easily it can all be lost. But what good does it do us to pour our energy into politics if we forget to enjoy the blessing we already have?

Posted by: IanDeal at March 16, 2016 02:32 PM (teGBX)

363 I am grateful for my sister, who is my best friend. I don't know what I would do without her. We went out to dinner last Friday and had the best time.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 02:32 PM (P8951)

364 We went out to dinner last Friday and had the best time.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 07:32 PM (P8951)

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Brats always make for a fun evening 

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:34 PM (dFi94)

365 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 07:21 PM (LUgeY) Trilogy. First album I ever bought. Had a music intern in elementary school. Might have been a thing. Pretty sure she didn't know.

Posted by: Golfman at March 16, 2016 02:34 PM (48QDY)

366 Fenelon: you're welcome. For my part. If you give me an opportunity to talk about the ancient Near East, I'll probably take it :^) I think there's a lot more buried in the sand around the Near East, which will tell us more about what those old Greek guys thought about the local Near Easterners.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:35 PM (6FqZa)

367 Posted by: Satan of Walpurgis VT at March 16, 2016 07:31 PM (ctqZB) Satan I think your post really needs to go down below.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:35 PM (w4NZ8)

368 362: doesn't sound like he learned much.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 16, 2016 02:35 PM (ucDmr)

369 Public service announcement. In the interest of maintaining any semblance of a good mood STAY THE HECK OUT OF POLITICO COMMENT THREADS!!! Like sucking out of an exhaust pipe.

Posted by: random lurker at March 16, 2016 02:36 PM (n3sUt)

370 I'm grateful for my best friend and his family, who basically treat me like one of their own ever since I moved here from Florida.  His mother cooked an extra Easter meal for me since she's going to be out of town and had a mutual acquaintance drop it off.

Some people are just awesome.  Little things like that can be huge morale boosters when it often feels like the whole world (aside from your workplace and immediate circle) is against you.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 02:36 PM (HalrA)

371 JTB: if you're looking at *my* books, "House of War" is the one I did for starters. (At least, it's the one that other people took time to review. And it's the one I did when I was teaching myself.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:36 PM (6FqZa)

372 Posted by: random lurker at March 16, 2016 07:36 PM (n3sUt) Thanks; I'm assiduously avoiding it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:37 PM (w4NZ8)

373 P.S. Thanks Fenelon for doing this, everyone needs a break from time to time :-)

Posted by: random lurker at March 16, 2016 02:38 PM (n3sUt)

374 osted by: random lurker at March 16, 2016 07:36 PM (n3sUt) Oh, you said "Politico". I thought you mean the thread down yonder here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:38 PM (w4NZ8)

375 Night all.  Hit me tomorrow if I missed anything.
Tony

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 16, 2016 02:38 PM (5VEXA)

376 370 Chavez the Hugo,

Be an optomist, he learned physics, ballistics, and anatomy in a very intense lab exercise.

Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 02:39 PM (g8Hfr)

377 delurking 1 more time...Fen, the other other day you shared a prayer that begins..."O Lord , Grant me to greet the coming day in peace...."  I thank you, I copied, printed and now I have under the glass topper on my desk (as well as sharing with friends) so I can recite everyday....especially when the day gets the best of me.  Thank you

Posted by: Ponte Vecchio at March 16, 2016 02:39 PM (T3Pu3)

378 Well, let's see. The "Serenity Prayer" doesn't do much for me, except insofar as it reminds one vaguely of the modern prayer wrongly attributed to St. Francis: which latter does make me happy, because (and only because) it reminds me of the great Margaret Thatcher. And I have eaten too many MREs in my day for any reminder of those to be happy-making. All the same, there is indeed something to be happy about and thankful for in this season: despite all the dreadful things and all this d----d basketball. And that thing to be happy about is, of course, baseball, even in its mere Spring Training chrysalis. The last eight words of the National Anthem are, after all, "and the home of the brave Play Ball!" The living year, the year that matters, begins in mid-February and ends with the last out in the last game of the Series; everything else - politics, war, crashes, riots, heresies - is mere existence. Let's Play Two.

Posted by: MarkhamShawPyle at March 16, 2016 02:40 PM (WlkUc)

379 'Night Hordies. I'm grateful to have found this site and all of you!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 16, 2016 02:40 PM (jR7Wy)

380 For someone else's overview, I've been recommending Tom Holland, "In The Shadow of the Sword". Especially on the Sasanians. Some day the Persians are going to shake off those mullahs. And their nation will be stronger and more prosperous than any nation in Europe.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:40 PM (6FqZa)

381 I think the true secret to life is to learn to be content. Content in all things. An even, peaceful readiness, meeting life without mood swings.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 02:40 PM (39g3+)

382 Donna, I had no sisters growing up, only brothers. I really would have loved to have sisters. I loved my brothers but the fart jokes, etc. got old fast. Then I grew up and married a wonderful guy with two wonderful sisters. And then my brothers married terrific girls. And then my husband's brothers married wonderful girls too. So now I have sisters galore! And not a clunker in the lot.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 02:40 PM (2WwbN)

383 But what good does it do us to pour our energy into politics if we forget to enjoy the blessing we already have? Posted by: IanDeal at March 16, 2016 07:32 PM (teGBX) Not to mention the fact that all our fretting and bitching and arguing and depression changes absolutely nothing.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 02:41 PM (P8951)

384 381 Christopher Taylor,

Quite, one should be flatlined...

Sven "Mr Prozac" Olafson

Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 02:42 PM (g8Hfr)

385 376: good point. i like the way you think.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 16, 2016 02:43 PM (ucDmr)

386 Several times I've had small kids mistake me for Santa. I've got the white beard, glasses, the belly (I'm working on that) and the occasional red shirt. Apparently, that is close enough to St. Nick for a three year old's gestalt. Not sure who smiled more, me or Mrs. JTB. (She introduced herself as Mrs. Claus.)

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 02:43 PM (FvdPb)

387 Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 07:40 PM (2WwbN) That's great! It's always nice when your family expands through marriage and you find you really like the people who have joined it. Not everyone is so lucky.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 02:45 PM (P8951)

388 3 Psalm 146 Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2016 05:22 PM (NQmg1) ================= That's my favorite too. It is why I chose a career in human service.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 16, 2016 02:46 PM (EZebt)

389 Sometimes sad or melancholy  songs make you happy (?) because they touch something inside that lifts you heart.

http://tinyurl.com/ht2l9zd

A Piper to the End.  Mark Knopfler

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at March 16, 2016 02:46 PM (+1T7c)

390 Fen ... thanks again.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 02:46 PM (fiGNd)

391 Satan

I think your post really needs to go down below.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Just want this part of the exchange preserved for excessive appropriateness.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 02:46 PM (D0J8L)

392 A good friend of mine drove himself nuts during the Clinton impeachment process. He became unpleasant to be around. Most of us are here because of our passion for this country and the people in it, and a higher level of awareness of how easily it can all be lost. But what good does it do us to pour our energy into politics if we forget to enjoy the blessing we already have? Posted by: IanDeal at March 16, 2016 07:32 PM My Dad has gotten like this. He's been a staunch Republican his whole life. He's more old school and all the turmoil has him riled up to the point that I don't even want to listen as he's so damn mad. We disagree about the GOPe but we're at my Daughters basketball game on Sat. and he's chewing my ear off getting all pissy (and loud since he's deaf damn near) And I finally had to say Dad, I am here to watch the game! Of course I got the Dad silent treatment after that which my Wife and I were just fine with. Life's too short to spend the whole day mad!!! There's too many good things! Yea, my rageometer pegs and I get mad, but then I remember the bigger picture. Thanks Fen. This place needed it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 02:47 PM (btH0m)

393 Listen to more Yes and Donovan. Life gets happier that way.

Posted by: RKae at March 16, 2016 02:47 PM (C3HEE)

394 371 ... bth, Thanks. I'll check it out. And the Bernard Lewis books CBD mentioned.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 02:47 PM (FvdPb)

395 Huh.  Another new hash...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 02:47 PM (D0J8L)

396 In case nobody linked it yet:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/onaw39k

It's so stupid, it makes me laugh every time.


Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 16, 2016 02:47 PM (044Fx)

397 Just want this part of the exchange preserved for excessive appropriateness. Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 07:46 PM (D0J8L) Oh my goodness, this truly made me laugh out loud! Thank you!

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 02:47 PM (2WwbN)

398 When I am very sad or depressed, the blues cheer me up. The music just reaches somewhere inside you and harmonizes with your sadness and pain, making it better and healing. The lyrics sing the same song that's in your heart, so you don't feel alone.

Posted by: Martin Luther at March 16, 2016 02:48 PM (39g3+)

399 Several times I've had small kids mistake me for Santa. I've got the white beard, glasses, the belly (I'm working on that) and the occasional red shirt. Apparently, that is close enough to St. Nick for a three year old's gestalt. Not sure who smiled more, me or Mrs. JTB. (She introduced herself as Mrs. Claus.) Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2016 07:43 PM .............Tell them they're naughty and aren't getting anything for Christmas! I denounce myself!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 02:48 PM (btH0m)

400 A little mood music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVM1nUmDHHc

Posted by: Stinky Wizzleteats at March 16, 2016 02:49 PM (vBeA5)

401 Listen to this as loud as you can stand it, just close your eyes and let it wash over you. https://youtu.be/AHLPOUCaMtY The lyrics don't make much sense; they rarely do in Yes. They're more about using the voice as another instrument. Just enjoy the pipe organ and savor it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 02:50 PM (39g3+)

402 Woohoooooooo! (Streaks thru thread)

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 16, 2016 02:50 PM (hVdx9)

403 How can you all be so happy?!

There's plenty to worry about!!!

Posted by: Bobby McFerrin at March 16, 2016 02:52 PM (H9MG5)

404 >>Sometimes sad or melancholy songs make you happy (?) because they touch something inside that lifts you heart.


Yes, something weirdly cathartic about it - like how you feel lighter after a really good 'n ugly cry.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 02:52 PM (NOIQH)

405 Heh! Just checked the UN happy thread below and the HAPPY thread is ahead in the comments! This makes me happy!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 16, 2016 02:52 PM (JfSXS)

406 Count your blessings. I'm counting ammo.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at March 16, 2016 02:53 PM (tG1tR)

407 Posted by: Ponte Vecchio at March 16, 2016 07:39 PM (T3Pu3) You're welcome. It is a prayer from the Eastern Orthodox tradition which has lovely prayers. When I read it I liked it too .Here is one for the evening: O, Lord our God we come with you with open hearts to call upon your holy name and to give you thanks or keeping is safe during this day and bringing us to the light of evening. We pray that this evening and the approaching night and all the days of our earthly life might be clothed with the armor of your Holy Spirit to fight against the forces of evil and the passions of the flesh Put us far from all sin and make us worthy of your eternal kingdom. For to you belong all glory, honor and praise, Father, Son and Holy Spirit Now and forever to the ages of ages. Amen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:53 PM (w4NZ8)

408 When I am very sad or depressed, the blues cheer me up. The music just reaches somewhere inside you and harmonizes with your sadness and pain, making it better and healing.
================================


Two words:  Doo Wap



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L7WTpxcPfQ



It's in his kiss ..... and good night.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:53 PM (dFi94)

409 398 When I am very sad or depressed, the blues cheer me up.

They say the next step is to gradually lift the mood of your music from the blues to something more cheery. 

It's science or something. 

Posted by: KT at March 16, 2016 02:53 PM (qahv/)

410 It is from a great little book, "Praying With the Orthodox Tradition" with preface by Kallistos Ware

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:54 PM (w4NZ8)

411 Sometimes sad or melancholy songs make you happy (?) because they touch something inside that lifts you heart You must be a Scot. Like the Reid Brothers. Or Shirley Manson

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 02:54 PM (6FqZa)

412 not sure if anyone's put this up around here yet, but it's still a good laugh any time you watch it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNDb1R-qpw

Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 02:54 PM (o+SC1)

413 Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Still, You Turn Me On

http://tinyurl.com/qbvb8qb

I remember sitting in the balcony of a theater, talking to my girlfriend at the time, waiting for the movie, and this song was playing.  She was so beautiful,  looking into her bright shining eyes,  and it was just one of those moments in your life when everything seemed right and good and wonderful.  And this song makes me remember it.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at March 16, 2016 02:55 PM (+1T7c)

414 with preface by Kallistos Ware

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:54 PM (w4NZ

===========================================



I like Timothy Ware.  He's good.  And now I really am out......

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 16, 2016 02:56 PM (dFi94)

415 Late as usual, but just want to say thanks for the thread, FenelonSpoke. I'm thankful for grandchild number 5 due to arrive in June. It's my oldest daughter's first, and in spite of medical problems she has had for years, she and grandson to be are doing well so far.

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at March 16, 2016 02:56 PM (Zd3Kw)

416 >>You must be a Scot. Like the Reid Brothers. Or Shirley Manson


"I'm only happy when it rains..."

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 02:56 PM (NOIQH)

417 And thanks, Fen!  We need more threads like these right now!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 02:57 PM (D0J8L)

418 Thanks for the Baby video! Laughing is contagious. Best way to end this day.

Posted by: Prinacat at March 16, 2016 02:57 PM (Og26C)

419 When I am very sad or depressed, the blues cheer me up. The music just reaches somewhere inside you and harmonizes with your sadness and pain, making it better and healing. The lyrics sing the same song that's in your heart, so you don't feel alone. "The blues is the facts of life" I don't remember who said that, but that's what I play now and I hear an awful lot of truth in it that I never heard when I was a younger musician. There are so many good things to be gleaned from it: American history, human nature, heartfeltnessism (that is too a word!) awesome musicianship and so much more. Thanks again, FS, for this post. I hope this becomes a regular feature with you at the helm. OK, time to eat supper and get ready for the season premier of The Americans. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 02:57 PM (LUgeY)

420 Now I really am going to read that book I mentioned about twenty posts ago. :^) Good night everyone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 02:57 PM (w4NZ8)

421 >> I remember sitting in the balcony of a theater, talking to my >> girlfriend at the time, waiting for the movie, So what movies are more memorable because of WHO you attended with (and even what you did there) than for WHAT you watched?

Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 02:57 PM (o+SC1)

422 Fen, thanks for that Tim Hawkins video, it's hilarious! I thought immediately of a little boy named Tom who lived across the street from us. Once when we were about 5 or 6 he threw a rock at my head and got me in the temple. Both our mothers happened to witness it and came running outside. I ran up to my mom bleeding and crying my head off and Mrs. McS gave Tom a hard smack on the butt and he started crying. "Why did you throw that rock at Donna?" she said. "Because I LIKE her!" he blubbered. And males think females are hard to figure out?

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 02:59 PM (P8951)

423 >>I always liked Judges Me too. Judges 3:21.

Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 02:59 PM (hgpSN)

424 Speaking of Do wop, this is THE definitive song in that style, for me: The Marcels - Blue Moon https://youtu.be/qoi3TH59ZEs

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 16, 2016 03:00 PM (39g3+)

425 not sure if anyone's put this up around here yet, but it's still a good laugh any time you watch it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNDb1R-qpw Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2016 07:54 PM (o+SC1) That was hilarious! Although also slightly depressing; that walrus does pushups the same way I do.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 03:00 PM (2WwbN)

426 So what movies are more memorable because of WHO you attended with (and even what you did there) than for WHAT you watched?
Posted by: JEM

It was 1974,  and the movie was a really unusual animated movie called  "Fantastic Planet".

Went to see  "Blazing Saddles" a few weeks later with the same girl.  We laughed our asses off.  There was a black lady behind us that we thought was going to have a heart attack, because she was laughing so hard.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at March 16, 2016 03:01 PM (+1T7c)

427 I just x-rayed my bay stallion's feet, and the damage i feared was not severe. I am very grateful. He was a gentleman during the whole process and the vet praised him highly as a perfect horse. I was chuffed. The new stable we built last summer is going to be perfect for his recuperation, and i think i have a couple clients to breed him to this season. So Lucky will get Lucky, so i bet Hes gonna have some stuff to feel lucky about, too!



And lucky me! My little barn cat generously brought me half a rat this morning in case i needed something for breakfast, besides cereal...

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at March 16, 2016 03:02 PM (6ga6c)

428 This song just came up on iTunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-oi9GtY1MU It aways makes me smile.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2016 03:04 PM (2rmvw)

429 My daughter got some good news today. Her company has merged with a larger one and she will now get health insurance and a 401k. I'm glad for her.

Posted by: ALH at March 16, 2016 03:04 PM (Z56vq)

430 #409

For a long time, Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' was a big favorite. Listened to it so many times and gave it as a gift on several occasions. Since then, aside from Roger Waters turning into a huge jerk in his old age, I realize it was possibly one of the worst things to do to myself. I still hold it in high regard musically but it was a way to wallow in my depression instead of dealing with my problems.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 16, 2016 03:05 PM (IdCqF)

431 Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at March 16, 2016 07:56 PM (Zd3Kw) Congrats on the new grandchild!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 03:05 PM (P8951)

432 My cat's fur is starting to grow back -- apparently a flea allergy, cured by getting him the expensive flea treatment.  He seems a lot more comfortable lately, so I guess it's worth it.

Posted by: Empire1 at March 16, 2016 03:05 PM (r9NJ/)

433 It's big, it's heavy, it's wood - youtube suggestions.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at March 16, 2016 03:06 PM (DL2i+)

434 317 I submit the Aurora Borealis, about a week ago, in Churchill, Manitoba.

http://tinyurl.com/AuroraManitoba


Thank you mathmom! We were up in Churchill for the aurora last year. Fantastic experience: https://www.churchillscience.ca/

Posted by: [/i][/b]sinmi at March 16, 2016 03:06 PM (+y4PN)

435 421-Silence of the Lambs- In Kuwait, after the first Gulf war, with the paltry AFRTS movie run- we got a movie every six weeks. I had just cleaned up the pool community room, filled with the detritus of war, and six months of people trapped on the compound, eating tuna fish and drinking pool water. We set up folding chairs, I found the popcorn machine and got it working, and everybody at the embassy filed in to watch a movie with popcorn and RC cola, because we didn't have coca cola yet. I sat with my best friend at the embassy, and because I am a real wuss when it comes to scary movies, I spent most of the movie hiding behind his back. Twenty four years and two kids later, I still hide behind his back when something scary comes on. It's a safe place.

Posted by: Moki at March 16, 2016 03:07 PM (7q2ch)

436 >>> My little barn cat generously brought me half a rat this morning I gave you the good half!

Posted by: Barn Cat at March 16, 2016 03:07 PM (2hcmo)

437 G

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 16, 2016 03:07 PM (EZebt)

438 There is a documentary on WHYY now about Pope JPII and the collapse of communism in Eastern.Europe

Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 03:08 PM (cbfNE)

439 433 It's big, it's heavy, it's wood - youtube suggestions. It's log it's log it's better than bad it's good. ...I meant.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 16, 2016 03:09 PM (EZebt)

440 Glad to see ELPs Still...You Turn Me On getting some love. Also In The Beginning is awesome. Been listening to those two songs a lot lately.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:09 PM (qUNWi)

441 Makes me realize we need God, and religion, to defeat communism in all its forms.

Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 03:09 PM (cbfNE)

442 #Insomniac, you're right, the laughing quadruplets video is bottled happiness.

Posted by: Smallish Bees at March 16, 2016 03:10 PM (yjhOG)

443 Despite things having been pretty dire of late, I found there are still a few things that can make me smile. Girl Genius and the Venture Bros. are little moment of relief from thinking about things in real life.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 16, 2016 03:11 PM (IdCqF)

444 Thanks, y'all. This is so pleasant to read through.

Posted by: Furious George at March 16, 2016 03:11 PM (RIzwy)

445 Well that was forty plus years ago--and with today's hyperprotective mothers a guy who said 'Hi" to a three year old girl might get arrested as a pervert. Still a smile or a nod costs nothing--and may make the kid's day. I wiggle my nose at them from time to time. Since I have a mustache, it is funny to behold, I am told. Funniest reaction I ever got was from a little black girl, around age seven or eight, who did a kind of double-take followed by a "no you didn't!" stare as I walked by.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 16, 2016 03:12 PM (bZ7mE)

446 So I've got this nasty coughing virus thing Is NyQuil and Jim Beam a REALLY bad combo Or just frowned upon ?

Posted by: The Donald at March 16, 2016 03:13 PM (PhpHA)

447 My puppycat makes me happy. He digs things out of drawers and parades around the house, announcing his prize. My wife's glasses case is a favorite, with gardening gloves a close second. He made up a new game, which consists of waiting in the basement until the last possible second to race the the slow, old man to the top of the stairs.

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 03:14 PM (2hcmo)

448 Trump sock off !

Posted by: McCool at March 16, 2016 03:14 PM (PhpHA)

449 "http://tinyurl.com/AuroraManitoba" That is awesome. Would love to see in person some day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:15 PM (vKoqL)

450 Nyquil and Jim beam... if you got nowhere to be tomorrow. Right there with you on this horrible cough/allergies that won't end.

Posted by: Beth M at March 16, 2016 03:16 PM (kiy9d)

451 >>> Is NyQuil and Jim Beam a REALLY bad combo? Does NyQuil have acetaminophen? That would be hard on your liver to mix with alcohol.

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 03:16 PM (2hcmo)

452 Btw. Jim Beam makes me happy So this is not OT for this thread right ?

Posted by: McCool at March 16, 2016 03:16 PM (PhpHA)

453 Thanks fluffy Plan b is in order

Posted by: McCool at March 16, 2016 03:17 PM (PhpHA)

454 Btw. Jim Beam makes me happy
So this is not OT for this thread right ?

Posted by: McCool at March 16, 2016 08:16 PM (PhpHA)



Let the liquor do the thinking.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at March 16, 2016 03:19 PM (cmE8J)

455 I was beginning to think that I imagined that there was a Happiness Thread around here. Bravo ! Well Done Fenelon Spoke, have a nice evening.

Posted by: JT at March 16, 2016 03:19 PM (oLFC7)

456 358 Miley's tongue @ 330- Teeth pulled They pulled all my back teeth before I had a bunch (30?) can't recall how many treatments. But I'm still here (by GOD'S Grace). Been almost 11 years. Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 07:25 PM (zLDYs) Wonderful to hear, Eromero! He's looking forward to getting dentures in June, maybe - he says no matter how good food tastes, mastication is his true source of pleasure. His first destination when he has choppers? KFC.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 03:19 PM (bIGOo)

457 426 So what movies are more memorable because of WHO you attended with (and even what you did there) than for WHAT you watched? ::: Psycho, because my parents thought my little brother and I were asleep in the back seat at the drive-in, and we weren't. I barely remember it, but my mom recalls how she was horrified that after the stabbing scene she turned around and saw two little heads peering over the seat.

Posted by: stace at March 16, 2016 03:19 PM (ozZau)

458 "So this is not OT for this thread right ?" I guess if it makes you happy, well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:20 PM (vKoqL)

459 Politics aside, these comments about Beck and Katshit are pretty damn funny at theblaze. http://tinyurl.com/zujfhoz "I thought he was a son of a mailman."

Posted by: ryukyu at March 16, 2016 03:20 PM (FuBZa)

460 He made up a new game, which consists of waiting in the basement until the last possible second to race the the slow, old man to the top of the stairs.

Lol!  Our dog 'races' us both up and down.

But sometimes, she'll *pause* at the top, right in front of me -- descending one stair at a time, each time I touch her hindquarters with my foot-- we call it "kicking her down the stairs."

Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 16, 2016 03:20 PM (044Fx)

461 Showed Reagan, Nancy, and JPII meeting. So cute, they both gesture for the other to go to the mike first.

Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 03:20 PM (cbfNE)

462 I had a big bottle of cider the other night, so the wife told me to skip the NyQuil. If your already into the Beam, maybe a big glass of water to wash down some aspirin?

Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 03:20 PM (2hcmo)

463 I have it on good authority if the instructions on your medication say "take with milk," ice cream is a perfectly acceptable substitute.

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 03:22 PM (GgxVX)

464 Lol! Our dog 'races' us both up and down. But sometimes, she'll *pause* at the top, right in front of me -- descending one stair at a time, each time I touch her hindquarters with my foot-- we call it "kicking her down the stairs." Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 16, 2016 08:20 PM (044Fx) She's not a puppy, is she? Cause you could've been a puppykicker.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 16, 2016 03:22 PM (uURQL)

465 >>>Is NyQuil and Jim Beam a REALLY bad combo
Or just frowned upon ?

Posted by: The Donald at March 16, 2016 08:13 PM (PhpHA)<<<



Though we may be politically opposed, that is my preferred combination.


Cheers! **hic cough cough arf**

Posted by: Cankles! at March 16, 2016 03:23 PM (H9MG5)

466 sinmi - Thanks for the link! I have been looking at how to get there, and it doesn't look easy. I have gone to Fairbanks, AK and Chena Hot Springs, AK, and when I lived in Anchorage, went all over trying to see aurora. But it looks like the sweet spot is Churchill. Any suggestions about travel arrangements are welcome!

Posted by: MathMom at March 16, 2016 03:23 PM (L4G9B)

467 451 Posted by: fluffy at March 16, 2016 08:16 PM (2hcmo) Livers are a plot by hepatologists to subvert our joy in life. One should attempt to destroy said accursed organ as rapidly as one can freeing one's self to imbibe at will. I myself slug battery acid shooters for said task. //Sven "Alkaline" Olafson

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 03:24 PM (g8Hfr)

468 BC. My first date with this cool guy in high school was on Christmas day to see Tootsie. He and I still chat.

Posted by: Beth M at March 16, 2016 03:26 PM (kiy9d)

469 Breitbart was a joyful warrior.

Most of us rightists are not.

Leftists, God help me, are often joyful warriors.

That's a big part of the reason we so often lose.

Which is nuts, because Christ revealed to us that the merit is in the fight, not the victory, and that there can be no victory, only the good fight.

Posted by: Fred Z at March 16, 2016 03:27 PM (bD8F6)

470 Leftists, God help me, are often joyful warriors. Not really. They're bitter pissed hateful people. They take out their hatred on all around them and that makes them happy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2016 03:29 PM (45oDG)

471 Mileys t @ 456- dentures
I salvaged  8 of my 11 they pulled ( the gold crowns anyway) . They went on upper and lower partial plates in the same position they used to be. Portable wealth.

Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 03:29 PM (zLDYs)

472 Good to see the 'svelte beanpole' on the happy thread!

Posted by: Sixkiller at March 16, 2016 03:30 PM (szEUw)

473 469 Posted by: Fred Z at March 16, 2016 08:27 PM (bD8F6) I challenge you to go to any campus, any democrat function where they are not in orgasmic undulations from the mere presence of Chicago Jesus and show the veracity of your observation. Leftists hate everything they see because they are avaricious souls jaded by the green-eyed envy running through their veins. Conservatives in my experience are more pleasant about the micro and dread the macro. Liberals are angry about the micro and attempt to obliterate the macro.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 03:30 PM (g8Hfr)

474 Remember, citizens, happiness is mandatory. And no commie mutant traitors are allowed in the thread.

Posted by: Friend Computer at March 16, 2016 03:30 PM (4bt/A)

475 As mentioned upthread, every day is a gift, and I am one of the most fortunate humans who's ever existed. Simple things like a nice stand of bluebonnets on the walk this morning. My Spurs just observing the one year anniversary of their last regular season loss at home is fun.

Posted by: stace at March 16, 2016 03:31 PM (ozZau)

476 Leftists, God help me, are often joyful warriors.

Posted by: Fred Z at March 16, 2016 08:27 PM (bD8F6)





If your definition of "joyful" means hate filled sociopaths, then yes.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at March 16, 2016 03:32 PM (cmE8J)

477 My dog is obsessed with the two remaining baby chickens I still have at the house. The other 18 are at their permanent home at a friends house in the country. The two left are an Araucana who had issues with "pasty butt" and a Cream Legbar cockerel with a gimpy leg. It's improved but he still walk just a tad stiffly. I call them Pasty and Gimpy. I have been putting them outside in a small pen during the day and my dog just sits there and watches them. When they get distressed she whimpers, not sure if she wants to play with them or eat them. I'm technically not allowed to have chickens per my HOA. I keep them inside most of the time but I think they will go join their friends this weekend. They have been fun to have the last month.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 03:32 PM (xVgrA)

478 "Breitbart was a joyful warrior. Most of us rightists are not." I stay positive. Whatever happens happens and there's only so much an individual can do. Do what you can and be ready for the rest.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:33 PM (vKoqL)

479 470 Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2016 08:29 PM (45oDG) Indeed. Leftists are so overjoyed at life they spend every waking hour trying to get their Quixotic Rage on at people noticing things like binary gender. I may be a grim bastard, but I strive to be generous and provide fellowship to all in my circle needing it. There are very few "Conservative Lives Matter" riots.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 03:33 PM (g8Hfr)

480 This classic video makes me and my hubby happy: http://youtu.be/swmuqGWgZCc I'm a dog and I like socks!

Posted by: Shinypie at March 16, 2016 03:33 PM (3nZXa)

481 All beer does is make me piss.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:34 PM (qUNWi)

482 #469 Christ revealed to us that the merit is in the fight, not the victory, and that there can be no victory, only the good fight. Posted by: Fred Z at March 16, 2016 08:27 PM (bD8F6) Thank you, Fred - I sorely needed that reminder.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 03:34 PM (bIGOo)

483 It's very hard to be a "happy warrior" when you are mostly a reluctant one. I just want to be left alone.

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 03:34 PM (GgxVX)

484 Now I remember why I stopped drinking beer. It's just piss making.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:35 PM (qUNWi)

485 A Reminder.....this is still Happy-Fun-Time in this thread.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 03:35 PM (Zu3d9)

486 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 16, 2016 03:36 PM (KCxzN)

487 Re: Beam and NyQuil (yuck on both) it's a bad idea to mix acetaminophen and alcohol. Puts stress on the liver.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 03:36 PM (0mRoj)

488 All beer does is make me piss.


Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 08:34 PM (qUNWi)



Well, you are only renting it.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at March 16, 2016 03:36 PM (cmE8J)

489 466 ...

Any suggestions about travel arrangements are welcome!


Got to fly out of Winnipeg. There is a train, but it's a long trip (some 20 hours, if I recall). Apparently the place is packed during polar bear migration, but during March for the aurora, the Northern Studies Centre was lovely. Lovely fellow tourists.

Do it. Do it! It's a great experience!

Posted by: [/i][/b]sinmi at March 16, 2016 03:36 PM (+y4PN)

490 "Good to see..." Howdy, Six'. How goes it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:36 PM (vKoqL)

491 It's very hard to be a "happy warrior" when you are mostly a reluctant one. I just want to be left alone. Me too.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (qUNWi)

492 Just settled down with some Gentleman Jack on a few cubes...getting my happy on!

Posted by: Sixkiller at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (szEUw)

493 481 All beer does is make me piss. Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 08:34 PM (qUNWi) One of Bill Cosby's old routines about drinking talked about beer not going to stomach, but directly into one leg. Once the leg fills up, you go to the john, empty it out, and start over again.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (0mRoj)

494 I read this thread from end to end, because I felt the content would be a balm. Thank you Fenelon, and everyone who shared their happyz tonight. Eromero, GOOD FOR YOU!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (bIGOo)

495 >>Leftists, God help me, are often joyful warriors.

Not exactly - I think it's that they are unhappy people who are chasing happiness in "good works" that consist of "fixing" everyone/everything they've decided needs fixing. What's worse, is they want to do the actual work themselves, they'd rather compel others to do it via the government, or critique it from the sidelines (claiming glaciology is a victim of gender bias = science = not actually advancing glaciology, probably harming it).

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (NOIQH)

496 There are very few "Conservative Lives Matter" riots. Posted by: sven10077 Since Appomattox.

Posted by: Jean at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (cXiMR)

497 Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 08:32 PM (xVgrA) I'm glad pastybutt survived. My brother and his family love their two Araucanas except when when they poop on the porch.

Posted by: stace at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (ozZau)

498 "All beer does is make me piss." Well, isn't that happy relief?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:37 PM (vKoqL)

499 Speaking of happy warriors... This song just came up on iTunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hn1Q_SC1y8 It always makes me smile like an idiot.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2016 03:38 PM (2rmvw)

500 She's not a puppy, is she?

Oh, no-- she's getting on in years but still plays the silly games.  She's awesome!

Not a puppykicker, haha.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 16, 2016 03:38 PM (044Fx)

501 I found a website called Love Meow. It's uplifting cat rescue stories that are so sweet. They remind me that there are humans out there that aren't horrible.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 16, 2016 03:39 PM (7FH+T)

502 No kdbabear contribution leaves me sad

Posted by: Jean at March 16, 2016 03:39 PM (cXiMR)

503 My wife and daughter and I are going on a 12-15 month cross-country tour starting in May. Sold the business and a car, selling the house, going to explore national parks, prez libraries, historical places, some fun spots. Also looking for a new place to live.

Posted by: Motionview at March 16, 2016 03:40 PM (YCHOA)

504 "Just settled down with some Gentleman Jack on a few cubes...getting my happy on!" Rock on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:40 PM (vKoqL)

505 I've been able to livestream the "First Four" games of the tournament free so far. Do they start charging after today?

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:41 PM (qUNWi)

506 Gratitude is something our household has been working on for a while now. It's easy to get mad/sad/upset at the world but when you really stop and take a look around at all the small things in your life, it makes a huge difference day to day. Jammies, chocolate, coffee, spring flowers, kisses from my husband, I could go on. Sounds like a damned Hallmark movie, but it helps when all you want to do is punch the tv.

Posted by: Shinypie at March 16, 2016 03:42 PM (3nZXa)

507 Leftists, God help me, are often joyful warriors. ------------------ Not really. They're bitter pissed hateful people. They take out their hatred on all around them and that makes them happy Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2016 08:29 PM (45oDG) Maybe the word to use is "zealous". To keep to the happiness, GamerGate shows that they will be beaten with steadfast resistance based on the truth. They are not to be feared - only righteously opposed.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 16, 2016 03:42 PM (uURQL)

508 Don't comment much, but I'm lurking all the time and you guys are pretty damn funny. Amen to that !

Posted by: JT at March 16, 2016 03:43 PM (oLFC7)

509 503: Awsome man, enjoy!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 16, 2016 03:43 PM (ucDmr)

510 "My wife and daughter and I are going on a 12-15 month cross-country tour starting in May. Sold the business and a car, selling the house, going to explore national parks, prez libraries, historical places, some fun spots. Also looking for a new place to live." That's bold. There's a Subaru or some such commercial on TV about that. Son sells out so he can go epic road-tripping, dad chastises him.....and the next thing you know the dad is in the car with the son for the ride.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:43 PM (vKoqL)

511 >>There are very few "Conservative Lives Matter" riots.

True.
I think *generally*, conservatives are busy making a positive impact on their friends' and loved one's lives. Meanwhile, progressives are are helping people, generic, but not to thrilled with individuals.

So, while we focus on our own kids, they're focusing on random things "for the children."

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 03:43 PM (NOIQH)

512 Thanks Stace! I did lose one Cream legbar to pasty butt, The chick just never seems to get better, never grew, didn't eat, drink, and barely slept. Would just chirp in a high pitched way constantly. It sounded like it was in distress or pain. I finally put it down, not easy, it was the first time I ever had to do something like that. I did everything I could for it.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 03:44 PM (xVgrA)

513 It's basically logic V emotion.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:45 PM (qUNWi)

514 Howdy, Six'. How goes it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 08:36 PM (vKoqL)


Ha!  You DID remember!  Doing good, thanks for asking.  A few weeks back, QDPSteve got all the diet talk going on one of the ONT discussions.  I started thinking about it and decided I should clean up my eating habits.  Nothing drastic.  But I cut out the 'no value added' carbs, sweets and junk food.  And in 45 days I dropped 14 lbs.  Did nothing else different, just exercised some discipline.  Anyway, thought I would pass that on.

Posted by: Sixkiller at March 16, 2016 03:45 PM (szEUw)

515 Just watched most of 'Fury' about WW II tank warfare. Intense. Tanks of iron, balls of brass.

Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 03:45 PM (zLDYs)

516 Painting helps relieve stress.

Especially happy little trees and bushes.

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at March 16, 2016 03:46 PM (H9MG5)

517 503 My wife and daughter and I are going on a 12-15 month cross-country tour starting in May. Sold the business and a car, selling the house, going to explore national parks, prez libraries, historical places, some fun spots. Also looking for a new place to live.

Posted by: Motionview at March 16, 2016 08:40 PM (YCHOA)



I recommend Texas.  Go far enough South and you never have to worry about heating bills or winterizing your car.  Gun-friendly, low taxes (except property taxes that are more middle of the road than low), solid economy, all kinds of unique regional cultures that don't exist anywhere else in the world.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 03:46 PM (HalrA)

518 Tulsa 16 Mich 14 with 4m left in the first. College hoops is pretty bad.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:47 PM (qUNWi)

519 Frank Sinatra just died of a heart attack.

Posted by: Snicklefritz at March 16, 2016 03:48 PM (aOqpx)

520 Motionview, That sound wonderful!! Are you RVing it? My family loves taking trips in ours, of course the longest we've been gone is only 2 weeks. One day.....

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 03:48 PM (xVgrA)

521 I'm happy when plant-cuttings take root, and happy again if they survive after I transplant them.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 16, 2016 03:48 PM (044Fx)

522 >>My wife and daughter and I are going on a 12-15 month cross-country tour starting in May.

FUN!
My parents did that when they retired - spent a year traveling. They were all over the place, including teaching English to schoolchildren in Nepal, taking the course on how to teach English in South Africa, etc. They came home in early 2011 and man, are they ever happy they toured a lot of the Biblical sites before 9/11, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 03:49 PM (NOIQH)

523 " Tanks of iron, balls of brass." Remember reading the G.I.s didn't want to be near the tanks when the real shooting started.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:49 PM (vKoqL)

524 506 Gratitude is something our household has been working on for a while now. It's easy to get mad/sad/upset at the world but when you really stop and take a look around at all the small things in your life, it makes a huge difference day to day. Jammies, chocolate, coffee, spring flowers, kisses from my husband, I could go on. Sounds like a damned Hallmark movie, but it helps when all you want to do is punch the tv.

Posted by: Shinypie at March 16, 2016 08:42 PM (3nZXa)



I don't remember if it was Cicero or Cato the Elder that said it, but:  Gratitude is the grandfather of the virtues.



Whoever said it was absolutely right.  Everything else depends on it.  If you're not good at it, practice until it becomes natural.  Then you start seeing all of the things you have to be thankful for, where you tended to ignore them before.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 03:49 PM (HalrA)

525 Frank Sinatra just died of a heart attack.

He's been dead for a long time already.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 16, 2016 03:49 PM (044Fx)

526 That's Frank Sinatra Jr.

Posted by: Sixkiller at March 16, 2016 03:50 PM (szEUw)

527 I'm just plain happy tonight. Spending time with Mom and Dad is still an 80% Joy. ...for that, I am grateful.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at March 16, 2016 03:50 PM (OQ9R7)

528 "And in 45 days I dropped 14 lbs. Did nothing else different, just exercised some discipline. Anyway, thought I would pass that on." That's awesome, Six'. We do take in a lot of useless calories that add nothing to our diet or health. We can do without 'em and just don't realize it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:51 PM (vKoqL)

529 RIP Frank Jr

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:51 PM (qUNWi)

530 >>And fascism. But especially fascism.

Heh, that, too

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at March 16, 2016 03:52 PM (NOIQH)

531 "That's Frank Sinatra Jr." Oh man.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:52 PM (vKoqL)

532 Spawn will be graduating from TTU with honors in late May.
Alas-Spawn does not have an employment prospects at the moment-that will get his millennial azz into his OWN domicile .
Me, my husband, and my ex-husband are not the federal government.
Butthead-Manchild has until September to get OUTTA MY EFFING HOUSE!
I am such an evil beech! LoL

Posted by: annoyinglittletwerp at March 16, 2016 03:53 PM (yBKiN)

533 RK @ 524- Infantry supports the armor.
My ass. Like working the range target pit with your head sticking up. I'm happy old Daddy Eromero came home alive if not in one piece.

Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 03:53 PM (zLDYs)

534 I randomly sprayed metaphorical machine gun fire at the flame warriors in the other thread. That makes me happy.

Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 03:53 PM (cbfNE)

535 They are not to be feared - only righteously opposed. ----------------- Can we throw in ruthlessly mocked and shown how stupid they are? Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2016 08:50 PM (45oDG) *eyes Fen's Finger of Doom* Only if that fits with our Happy Happy Joy Joy theme here.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 16, 2016 03:54 PM (uURQL)

536 My wife and daughter and I are going on a 12-15 month cross-country tour starting in May. Sold the business and a car, selling the house, going to explore national parks, prez libraries, historical places, some fun spots. Also looking for a new place to live. Posted by: Motionview at March 16, 2016 08:40 PM (YCHOA) Good for you. One of my lottery fantasies (besides paying for the Kate Beckinsale-Kate Upton threesome with the case of Reddi-Whip) is to do a world tour of battlefields. Everything from Gettysburg, Waterloo and the Somme Newfoundland Memorial to Rourke's Drift, Little Big Horn, and Thermopylae. To walk the ground where hard men fought and died to preserve their way of life is a balm to the soul of a pudgy, middle-aged former infantryman.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 03:56 PM (o98Jz)

537 Pookysgirl

I am glad your husband could be there. That makes a lot of difference.  

When I was on pain killers I would make a breakfast smoothie of yogurt, jam and various applesauce or pears or such.  If you can get whey powder that is nice too.  The yogurt is for calcium and the fruit is to keep from getting bound up.
The more fruits you can eat the better off you are, the various laxatives are not as tasty and you need the calories anyways.

And ask your husband to get you a lot of dark chocolate. 

Posted by: Kindltot at March 16, 2016 03:56 PM (q2o38)

538 So what movies are more memorable because of WHO you attended with (and even what you did there) than for WHAT you watched? --------------------- 'Swimming to Cambodia'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 03:57 PM (w/iDp)

539 "My ass. Like working the range target pit with your head sticking up." Read in several accounts that when the German 75s and 88s opened up at tanks that the infantry would try to get away from them as the tanks were drawing so much deadly fire.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 03:58 PM (vKoqL)

540 Bought my first gas grill today. Always been a charcoal guy. I really like the convenience, just hope the taste of the food improves as the grill becomes seasoned. Any propane grill experts around tonight?

Posted by: Weasel at March 16, 2016 03:59 PM (e3bId)

541 Mich 28 Tulsa 20 at half.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 03:59 PM (qUNWi)

542 Heh, I set my gas grill on fire. Seasoned the crap out of it with a fire extinguisher. Pro-tip, clean the grease pan.

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 04:01 PM (GgxVX)

543 I lurk around the edges here for the most part. I wanted to share something wonderful that happened this week. My daughter got a full ride scholarship to the university she wanted to go to. All of her hard work and determination paid off!! We are so proud of her! Woot!!!

Posted by: SATrose at March 16, 2016 04:01 PM (nycWw)

544 Sweet lady Propane?

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 04:01 PM (qUNWi)

545 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. But time is relative?

Posted by: GBar&Grill at March 16, 2016 04:01 PM (U1xQZ)

546 Sorry to hear about Frank Jr, but when I was a little girl i thought his sister's These Boots Were Made for Walking was the coolest thing ever, not that I had much experience with coolness at that point. Our school had a jukebox and it made me happy to play that stupid song.

Posted by: stace at March 16, 2016 04:02 PM (ozZau)

547 Posted by: Weasel at March 16, 2016 08:59 PM (e3bId)

I prefer propane! My grill gets blazing hot, and the stuff chars nicely and quickly if I want it to.

It's also more easily adjustable, and damn, it is very convenient.

Enjoy it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 04:02 PM (Zu3d9)

548 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 08:56 PM (o98Jz)


That sounds like a good one.  I've got pleasant memories of going on a tour of the Civil War battlefields of the South with my father.  It's the kind of thing everyone should do at least once, to get an appreciation for the sacrifices others have made on their behalf.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 04:02 PM (HalrA)

549 496 Posted by: Jean at March 16, 2016 08:37 PM (cXiMR) Quite, when Conservative Happy Warriors riot we annihilate entire regions. "Nice bonfire there Princess Bob, let me show you how to make a firestorm." //Zombie Bomber Harris

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 04:02 PM (g8Hfr)

550 " Tanks of iron, balls of brass." Remember reading the G.I.s didn't want to be near the tanks when the real shooting started. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 08:49 PM (vKoqL) Heh. One of my favorite of Bill Mauldin's Willie and Joe comics hit that very point. http://www.596signalcompany.us/images/Funnies/Foxhole.gif

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 04:03 PM (o98Jz)

551 #542 - Brings back memories of the time my husband got the grill going with the help of the leaf blower. Yes it was every bit as horrible/wonderful as you are probably imaging now.

Posted by: SATrose at March 16, 2016 04:03 PM (nycWw)

552 Bought my first gas grill today. Always been a charcoal guy. I really like the convenience, just hope the taste of the food improves as the grill becomes seasoned. Any propane grill experts around tonight?

Posted by: Weasel at March 16, 2016 08:59 PM (e3bId)


Not an expert, but during the summer I grill 4 or 5 times a week.  Gas makes it really convenient.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at March 16, 2016 04:04 PM (cmE8J)

553 Weasel, Once the grill gets nice and charred and nasty looking, it does taste closer to a charcoal grill. I have a natural gas grill hooked up to my gas at my house. It is nice to go hit a button and the grill is ready in 20 minutes. We use it a lot in the summer to keep the house cooler.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 04:04 PM (xVgrA)

554 has until September to get OUTTA MY EFFING HOUSE! I am such an evil beech! LoL Posted by: annoyinglittletwerp ---------------- Could be worse, I suppose. The 80 year-old widow who lives across the street, had her daughter move in (with a dog and cat) after losing her job. Said widow is an active wonderful person, but she has confided to me that she wants her house back , but can't seem to get her daughter to find a job, and move out. She's at a loss.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 04:04 PM (w/iDp)

555 Seriously, though.... Puppies!

Posted by: The Regular Guy at March 16, 2016 04:05 PM (0dC1z)

556 "Any propane grill experts around tonight?" Have been around and there is some "seasoning" to them. Propane is very stabile and will produce a lot of heat for volume. Not to sound like Hank Hill.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:05 PM (vKoqL)

557 ok, what did I do wrong now?

Posted by: Mallfly / Satan of Walpurgis VT at March 16, 2016 04:05 PM (ctqZB)

558 547 Thanks CBD. I skipped out of work early since there was "some assembly required." Anyhow, I put it together and fired it up and just made some burgers which really didn't have much of a grilled flavor. Convenient as hell though!

Posted by: Weasel at March 16, 2016 04:06 PM (e3bId)

559 That sounds like a good one. I've got pleasant memories of going on a tour of the Civil War battlefields of the South with my father. It's the kind of thing everyone should do at least once, to get an appreciation for the sacrifices others have made on their behalf. Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 09:02 PM (HalrA) Although, being a Moron, I'd trade it in for the Kate/Kate threesome. In a heartbeat.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 04:06 PM (o98Jz)

560 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 09:05 PM (vKoqL)

Supposedly hotter than natural gas.

I can get my grill to about 750 degrees in the summer.

That's a very thick steak cooked rare in less than 8 minutes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 04:07 PM (Zu3d9)

561 "I lurk around the edges here for the most part. I wanted to share something wonderful that happened this week. My daughter got a full ride scholarship to the university she wanted to go to. All of her hard work and determination paid off!! We are so proud of her! Woot!!!" Continued blessings and grace!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at March 16, 2016 04:07 PM (OQ9R7)

562 Also thankful that my 90 year old WWII dad is going strong. He still lives by himself, 300 miles away, but he is fully functional. I am thankful for his service and his continued health.

Posted by: SATrose at March 16, 2016 04:07 PM (nycWw)

563 GB&G, time is handled by GOD because it was created by and belongs to HIM. No matter how much we waste it, use it for evil, or manipulate it (looking at you daylight savin's time), it's HIS clock. We must remember that and conduct ourselves accordingly.

Posted by: Eromero at March 16, 2016 04:07 PM (zLDYs)

564 750 degrees? WTF?

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 04:07 PM (qUNWi)

565 Thanks slap weasel!

Posted by: SATrose at March 16, 2016 04:08 PM (nycWw)

566 WTF?

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 09:07 PM (qUNWi)

five burners plus an infrared burner.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 04:08 PM (Zu3d9)

567 We use it a lot in the summer to keep the house cooler.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 09:04 PM (xVgrA)



Word. Pizza on a grill is great (no pun intended). http://tinyurl.com/zsxvosc

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at March 16, 2016 04:09 PM (cmE8J)

568 551 #542 - Brings back memories of the time my husband got the grill going with the help of the leaf blower. Yes it was every bit as horrible/wonderful as you are probably imaging now. Posted by: SATrose at March 16, 2016 09:03 PM (nycWw) Obligatory Calvin and Hobbes. http://tinyurl.com/p6g6b55

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 04:09 PM (o98Jz)

569 #563 - So true. And our righteous is as filthy rags. Always good to remind myself when I get too "self righteous" about some stupid libtard, that God sees all our sins as the same. Humbles one.

Posted by: SATrose at March 16, 2016 04:10 PM (nycWw)

570 Motionview, have a wonderful trip. Don't miss Glacier National Park. It's the most beautiful place I've ever been.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2016 04:10 PM (2WwbN)

571 My grill hits about 600-650 in the summer with natural gas. That's as high are the built in thermometer goes. It's cheap though, my summer time gas bill is usually under $20. That's running two tankless hot water heaters, the dryer, the stove, and the grill ~4-5 times a week for a family of six.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 04:11 PM (xVgrA)

572 "750 degrees? WTF?" My house is propane heat and I burn anywhere between 100-200 gallons a winter. It's been cheaper than electricity for cooling on the average.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:11 PM (vKoqL)

573 I can get my grill to about 750 degrees in the summer.

That's a very thick steak cooked rare in less than 8 minutes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 09:07 PM (Zu3d9)



You sir, are a true gentleman and scholar.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at March 16, 2016 04:11 PM (cmE8J)

574 564 this one has three burners and went over 500F in just a few minutes. I use the charcoal grill a lot, and plan on keeping it for some things (like whole turkeys) but I guess I'm just getting lazy. I can tell I'm going to need to get used to slightly different cooking style - much more flexible.

Posted by: Weasel at March 16, 2016 04:12 PM (e3bId)

575 and what's with the three minute chakra test ad? Are we endorsing Al Gore?

Posted by: Mallfly at March 16, 2016 04:12 PM (ctqZB)

576 564 Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 09:07 PM (qUNWi) You should try using a nice 60% charcoal, 40% firewood mix in a concrete box fed wind by bellows... I have gotten said pit back home in Ohio to 650 degrees or so. CBD I prefer my meat done well, as such it takes ~ 17 minutes give or take. There is simply NOTHING like the aroma of well aged and marinaded meat being snap seared.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 04:12 PM (g8Hfr)

577 Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 09:11 PM (xVgrA)

Do you like the tankless heaters? My water heater is nearing the end of its life, and I am tempted to put in two tankless heaters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 04:13 PM (Zu3d9)

578 "You sir, are a true gentleman and scholar." -Posted by: Stating The Obvious at March 16, 2016 09:11 PM (cmE8J) I admire the fact that he's grilling 1-1/2" steaks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at March 16, 2016 04:14 PM (OQ9R7)

579 Well Done!?!?!? ::hat popping off::

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2016 04:14 PM (qUNWi)

580 Obligatory Calvin and Hobbes. http://tinyurl.com/p6g6b55 Posted by: IllTemperedCur ------------- I could post a link to video of an acquaintance using LOX to jump-start a charcoal grill...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 04:14 PM (w/iDp)

581 Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 09:12 PM (g8Hfr)

Hardwood is immensely satisfying to cook with, and it does get nice and hot!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 04:14 PM (Zu3d9)

582 Shea McClellin is an Ex-Bear!  I'm Happy!!!
(My condolences to any Patriots fans...)

Posted by: scrood at March 16, 2016 04:15 PM (3b9U4)

583 OK. Bedtime for your ol pal Weasel. Much nicer here in the happy thread - thanks. 'Night everybody.

Posted by: Weasel at March 16, 2016 04:15 PM (e3bId)

584 Yea, I've done many a pizza and loaves of bread on the grill especially in summerl....I am in central Texas so summer runs from April or sometime March until October/November. I can't remember a time I didn't have the AC going at Thanksgiving time.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 04:15 PM (xVgrA)

585 Thanks for the Happiness Thread, in such short supply lately. I don't influence anyone and I certainly don't make any money from my time on the internet. I don't win anything, or at least anything useful. I hope that I can entertain, put a smile on a few faces, maybe even share interesting bits that someone can learn something from. Most of all with all the total idiots and assholes on the internet, I have come to know some great people that I never would have had the opportunity to get to know. I'm not throwing away the friendships over politics and politicians, it's just not worth it. I now return you to my regularly programmed Compliance Pics on the ONT.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 04:15 PM (n8iZZ)

586 G'Night, Weasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at March 16, 2016 04:15 PM (OQ9R7)

587 Maybe the first copies of Chronicles might help triangulate the Book of Kings here - oh wait, there's only one copy of Chronicles in the Dead Sea Scrolls and it's a torn up piece of mess :^/
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 07:05 PM (6FqZa)


I was interested in the Sea Peoples, there are a number of lectures by Aren Maier who is excavating what he had determined as Biblical Gath.  Gath, was one of the largest Philistine cities.

He feels that the Philistines were a mixed society, from a variety of origins, but from material culture, cultic evidence, archeo-botany and -zoology, interpretations of life-ways and linguistic analysis, the sea peoples were a mix of mostly European peoples (for value of that: the black sea and Thrace were mostly European too), bringing goods, animals and plants from that part of the world, they cooked like that part of the world, and the names and what remains of the language is Indo-European, not Semitic.

It would not have been a stretch to imagine that the Philistines had connection to the old Hittite areas.  It can be shows that they were part of a much longer trade route, beyond Egypt, and they sat on the path of land travel between Egypt and Byblos, or Troy or Hattusha, or wherever.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 16, 2016 04:15 PM (q2o38)

588 *Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 09:15 PM (n8iZZ)* Nicely said, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at March 16, 2016 04:17 PM (OQ9R7)

589 578 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 16, 2016 09:14 PM (OQ9R7) I am going to attempt to cook a "Eisenhower" charcoal steak this summer. http://www.eatlikenoone.com/how-to-cook-a-charcoal-steak.htm I suspect it'll be divine.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 04:18 PM (g8Hfr)

590 CBD, I love the tankless water heaters. It was a substantial upgrade when we built this house but we have NEVER run out of hot water. Can have 2-3 showers going, dishwasher, & washer machine going all at the same time and not have to worry. Plus, you can fill the ginormous soaking tub, no problem.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 04:18 PM (xVgrA)

591 580 Obligatory Calvin and Hobbes. http://tinyurl.com/p6g6b55 Posted by: IllTemperedCur ------------- I could post a link to video of an acquaintance using LOX to jump-start a charcoal grill... Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 09:14 PM (w/iDp) Oh, that sounds like fun! And on a less fun note, I just remembered that Watterson shut down Calvin and Hobbes over 20 years ago. Fuck. I'm old.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 04:18 PM (o98Jz)

592 Happiness is the fat kitteh purring next to me.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 04:19 PM (n8iZZ)

593 Thankful for mead.  Glorious, glorious mead.  And for the many, many other bounties, direct or derived, the Lord placed in this amazing world.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 04:19 PM (D0J8L)

594 The 'happy thread' is winning over the 'non-happy thread' 594 posts to 562 posts.  Yah happy!

Posted by: Sixkiller at March 16, 2016 04:21 PM (szEUw)

595 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

The lad is graduating with a BA in history and ZERO college debt. He's been active in conservative campus groups-and as a result  has some political connections that might be useful.
He's been talking about maybe getting a gig with Texas Right To Life.

Posted by: annoyinglittletwerp at March 16, 2016 04:21 PM (yBKiN)

596 ..."I suspect it'll be divine." -Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 09:18 PM (g8Hfr) I have no doubt of that, Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i][/b][/u][/s] at March 16, 2016 04:21 PM (OQ9R7)

597 Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 09:18 PM (xVgrA)

Thanks!

It's tempting especially because the current heater is on the opposite side of the house from the shower I use. it takes forever to heat up. I can put a tankless much closer to it....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 04:21 PM (Zu3d9)

598 Happiness is the fat kitteh purring next to me. Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 09:19 PM (n8iZZ) Morons love a big pussy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 04:21 PM (o98Jz)

599 The clouds over the lake were beautiful as seen out my office window just before sunset, so much movement and dreamy formations, tinged pink and gold. I love spring skies!!!

Posted by: Gem at March 16, 2016 04:24 PM (c+gwp)

600 593 Thankful for mead. Glorious, glorious mead. And for the many, many other bounties, direct or derived, the Lord placed in this amazing world.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 09:19 PM (D0J8L)



It never ceases to amaze me, in a world where both mead and cider exist, that beer somehow became the most popular alcoholic drink.  Boggles the mind.  People got no taste at all.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 04:25 PM (HalrA)

601 "The 'happy thread' is winning over the 'non-happy thread' 594 posts to 562 posts. Yah happy!" Ya know, if I may speak freely, there really is a lotta happy around on a daily basis. I like a scrum too but damn. All sorts are posting good and funny all the time normally. Maybe less of late, but. It will end.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:25 PM (vKoqL)

602 The lad is graduating with a BA in history and ZERO college debt. He's been active in conservative campus groups-and as a result has some political connections that might be useful.
He's been talking about maybe getting a gig with Texas Right To Life.

Posted by: annoyinglittletwerp at March 16, 2016 09:21 PM (yBKiN)



Sounds like he's going places and doing useful things.  You done good as a parent.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 04:26 PM (HalrA)

603 I was interested in the Sea Peoples, there are a number of lectures by Aren Maier who is excavating what he had determined as Biblical Gath. Gath, was one of the largest Philistine cities.

Read a book called 1177BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed that went into all those cultures in some detail.  Fascinating how they all traded and interacted into an interconnected international community.

Nothing new under the sun, indeed.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 04:26 PM (D0J8L)

604 594 The 'happy thread' is winning over the 'non-happy thread' 594 posts to 562 posts. Yah happy! Posted by: Sixkiller at March 16, 2016 09:21 PM (szEUw) Is it still the happy thread when it passes 666?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 04:27 PM (n8iZZ)

605 "Is it still the happy thread when it passes 666? " It will be Happy and piss That Guy off even more.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:29 PM (vKoqL)

606 It never ceases to amaze me, in a world where both mead and cider exist, that beer somehow became the most popular alcoholic drink. Boggles the mind. People got no taste at all.

Folks drink what they have.  When the climate was warmer the northern parts of Europe had mead, wine...hell, the works.  Then it got colder and the stuff that still thrived was the stuff you make beer with.  This repeated in the New World.  Plus class and cultural distinctions and all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 04:29 PM (D0J8L)

607 And we had great ribeye steaks for dinner that were only $6.59/lb! I haven't broiled steaks in a while and they were tasty.

Posted by: Gem at March 16, 2016 04:29 PM (c+gwp)

608 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

While he's got my interests-the credit belongs to my ex.
I had the maternal instincts of a gnat-so he moved in with me and the husband when he started college.

Posted by: annoyinglittletwerp at March 16, 2016 04:29 PM (yBKiN)

609 Oh, that sounds like fun! ------------------ 1995, And I categorically deny any involvement, or specific knowledge: http://preview.tinyurl.com/osbka9o

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 04:30 PM (yddCj)

610 Is it still the happy thread when it passes 666? That's when we get to laugh at B. L. Zeebub and give him the big ol' middle finger. Kiss my little white ass, you detestable bastard. Y'all have fun. See ya in the morning.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/b][/s][/u][/i] at March 16, 2016 04:31 PM (LUgeY)

611 sven10077, I got a bit pissy with you last night. I apologize.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 04:32 PM (P8951)

612 Folks drink what they have. When the climate was warmer the northern parts of Europe had mead, wine...hell, the works. Then it got colder and the stuff that still thrived was the stuff you make beer with. This repeated in the New World. Plus class and cultural distinctions and all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 09:29 PM (D0J8L)


Good point.  A fact a lot of people don't know is that the Roman Empire's most prized wines came from England.  It's been too cold to grow grapes there for all of modern history, and that's only just starting to change.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 04:33 PM (HalrA)

613 "Folks drink what they have..." This sounds like culture and history.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:33 PM (vKoqL)

614 The lad is graduating with a BA in history and ZERO college debt. He's been active in conservative campus groups-and as a result has some political connections that might be useful. He's been talking about maybe getting a gig with Texas Right To Life. Posted by: annoyinglittletwerp at March 16, 2016 09:21 PM (yBKiN) Sounds like he's going places and doing useful things. You done good as a parent. Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 09:26 PM Ditto to Cato's reply, awesome job of parenting, well done. T

Posted by: Farmer at March 16, 2016 04:34 PM (o/90i)

615 It's the sign of the Apocalypse... FS posting threads., no ONT.. Do we just embrace SMOD at this point ?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 16, 2016 04:34 PM (UpGcq)

616 Happy:  https://youtu.be/9fDbZHIo4bw (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 16, 2016 04:34 PM (YJmuy)

617 I ate tofu & rice for dinner, and I'm not even a hippie.

Posted by: CrustyB at March 16, 2016 04:35 PM (Hnglq)

618 This sounds like culture and history.

Yeah, but it's the fun culture and history...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 04:36 PM (D0J8L)

619 Happy Happy Joy Joy

Posted by: Ren and Stimpy at March 16, 2016 04:39 PM (12kBq)

620 "Yeah, but it's the fun culture and history... " Ah. That's great. This place could use some culture and history.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:39 PM (vKoqL)

621 Wow, 600-plus posts... I didn't think the Horde had that much collective happiness. On that subject, I'm happy that Mrs. D's recent job interview went well.

Posted by: PabloD at March 16, 2016 04:40 PM (6zbVX)

622 The Serenity Prayer is appropriate. Yesterday, I celebrated 15 years of continuous sobriety. Not many people get a genuine second chance at life. I'm one of them.

Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 04:41 PM (Au69S)

623 Do Not Taunt The Happy Fun Ball

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 04:41 PM (n8iZZ)

624 622 The Serenity Prayer is appropriate. Yesterday, I celebrated 15 years of continuous sobriety. Not many people get a genuine second chance at life. I'm one of them. Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 09:41 PM I'll drink to that! .... With ice tea....Congrats...

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 04:42 PM (/dSsq)

625 Up on troy-riser. That's a great accomplishment.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:42 PM (vKoqL)

626 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 09:25 PM (HalrA) I read that cider was the most popular drink in America up until the mid19th century, when the Krauts started arriving in large numbers and founding breweries. (To be fair, those immigrants would have been horrified by Miller Lite.) But what really finished cider in the US was Prohibition. Cider apples are not eating apples - they are far too tart - so when hard cider became illegal, farmers took out the cider apple trees and planted non-cider varieties to sell in grocery stores. I've come to like cider more than beer too, especially during the summer months.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (P8951)

627 I have to give up running as my hobby. It aggravates my sciatic nerve. I'm happy to have gotten another year and half in of it after back surgery and managing a couple of PRs. The good news is, I guess I'll now have time to work on the pledge to my husband to learn how to play golf. I guess I will switch to the pastime of broken runners...cycling. This is one of those Serenity Prayer days. I'm at peace with it.

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (GgxVX)

628 Happiness is a warm gun

Posted by: John Lennon at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (12kBq)

629 Got here late, but Thanks, Fenelon! Two things: we went to youngest daughter's show last week. She does stage management for a local dinner/ late night theater. This was something we were not sure she would ever be able to do again after her auto accident, but she has done four shows for them in the last year. The current one is part of their 35th anniversary celebration, so quite an honor. We are so very thankful for her recovery every day. Same evening, we visited the hard-to-find video store. I love old movies, and have a real soft spot for silents. This place has a whole wall of them- things I'd never heard of. I'm like "Why? WHY did you let me come in here?!?" Pigged out on Murnau's 'Faust" and Lang's "Siegfried". Hog heaven. Lucky for my time and $$ budget, it's pretty far from home.

Posted by: Sal at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (MRX6w)

630 I'm a firm believer in gratitude. Seriously, just he fact you can open your eyes in the morning and see is a good place to start. And from there on out, every bodily movement and function you have that doesn't malfunction or cause excruciating pain is more place for gratitude. Everything you eat and drink every person in your life that you live every possession, any beauty that surrounds you. It's all an embarrassment of riches.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (teYv/)

631 So...no ONT?

Posted by: Corona at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (ragzU)

632 Here is happiness: at 5:35 pm, Mrs. Sambo gave birth to the fourth little Sambo, a girl.

Posted by: Sambo at March 16, 2016 04:43 PM (vf+4l)

633 632 Here is happiness: at 5:35 pm, Mrs. Sambo gave birth to the fourth little Sambo, a girl. Congrats! Do You have all girls?

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 04:44 PM (/dSsq)

634 Sambo - congrats!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 04:44 PM (6FqZa)

635 That's wonderful, troyriser!

Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 04:44 PM (GgxVX)

636 I am happy my mother is feeling better. She's had some heart problems. A fib. She has been in a normal rhythm for a month.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 04:45 PM (egOGm)

637 636 I am happy my mother is feeling better. She's had some heart problems. A fib. She has been in a normal rhythm for a month. I had a spell of that. Had all the tests... Come to find out it was stress.... I wonder why...

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 04:46 PM (/dSsq)

638 Sambo, How wonderful. Congratulations.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 04:46 PM (egOGm)

639 As much as I dislike having to go out and buy new shoes every few months, I still enjoy the feeling of having brand-new shoes afterwards.

I'm not sure if it's more from vanity (Hey, I'll be wearing some nice-looking shoes for at least a few weeks), or more from perhaps-misplaced optimism (Maybe this is the pair that'll finally last me for more than a few months). Both of those definitely factor into that feeling.

This time I went for some Timberland oxfords. They normally make well-regarded work boots, so maybe these will have some of that sort of durability. And these have a rough finish, so I won't have to feel self-conscious about never getting them shined. I've never gotten my shoes shined; they just don't last long enough for it to be worthwhile.

Oh, and it looks like really colorful socks are coming back into style, which I also like.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at March 16, 2016 04:48 PM (0OG8D)

640 "Happiness is a warm gun Posted by: John Lennon" Living with Oko, well. I won't say a thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:48 PM (vKoqL)

641 I've come to like cider more than beer too, especially during the summer months.

I have never liked beer, but cider I'll drink any time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 04:48 PM (D0J8L)

642 No, the oldest little Sambo is a girl, nine, the two middle Sambos are boys, six and 2, and now another girl.

Posted by: Sambo at March 16, 2016 04:49 PM (0Txm0)

643 Cider apples are not eating apples - they are far too tart - so when hard cider became illegal, farmers took out the cider apple trees and planted non-cider varieties to sell in grocery stores.

I've come to like cider more than beer too, especially during the summer months.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 09:43 PM (P8951)



A lot of cidering apple varieties actually went extinct because of that, and some of the few we have now only exist because of accidental finds.  One was found in a 1920's era seed pack in Paris, for instance.



Most of the cider we have now is just made from blends of various apples, often eating varieties.  The ones that aren't pretty enough for the stores become cider.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 16, 2016 04:49 PM (HalrA)

644 Congrats, Sambo! And you too, troyriser!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 04:49 PM (P8951)

645 I'm happy I found this tune. Jacobs Ladder without the narration over it. From the Civil War flic.

http://tinyurl.com/j8a59xq

Posted by: dartist at March 16, 2016 04:49 PM (Nr1E9)

646 642 No, the oldest little Sambo is a girl, nine, the two middle Sambos are boys, six and 2, and now another girl. Wonderful! Puts life in perspective doesn't it?

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 04:49 PM (/dSsq)

647 Read a book called 1177BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed that went into all those cultures in some detail. Fascinating how they all traded and interacted into an interconnected international community.

Nothing new under the sun, indeed.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 09:26 PM (D0J8L)


I have seen videos of Eric Cline's lectures, and I was disappointed that he really didn't seem to champion a particular reason for the collapse.

I am a crank on the issue, which is too bad because I don' know near enough.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 16, 2016 04:50 PM (q2o38)

648 Donna, I hope you are doing okay now. My mother's is caused by a leaky valve.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 04:50 PM (egOGm)

649 I am happy my dad's not getting worse.  His memory and cognition aren't what they were five years ago, but they've stayed about where they've been for some time now.  And I'm happy I can help him through it all, to whatever extent I can.  I owe mom and dad so much, it's an honor to be able to even partly repay that debt.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 16, 2016 04:51 PM (D0J8L)

650 648 Donna, I hope you are doing okay now. My mother's is caused by a leaky valve. Thank You. I'm fine... It was just stress related.... Gave Me Valium... Which I haven't taken.... With this election who knows?

Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 04:51 PM (/dSsq)

651 Congratulations, Sambo! Blessings on all your family. And to everyone else celebrating good news and achievements.

Posted by: Sal at March 16, 2016 04:51 PM (MRX6w)

652 Hurray! I get to boil eggs for Easter! Now I need to find out how to boil 48 eggs for coloring. Probably in batches of 12. I know microwaving does not work. Anybody got any frozen boiled egg recipes?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 16, 2016 04:52 PM (FtrY1)

653 Posted by: Auntie Doodles at March 16, 2016 09:43 PM (teYv/) Nicely put.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 04:53 PM (egOGm)

654 Wonderful! Puts life in perspective doesn't it? Posted by: donna at March 16, 2016 09:49 PM (/dSsq) When my children have been born have reliably been times of absolute clarity about life.

Posted by: Sambo at March 16, 2016 04:53 PM (0Txm0)

655 Happiness is a warm gun Posted by: John Lennon at March 16, 2016 09:43 PM (12kBq) Mark David Chapman's?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2016 04:54 PM (45oDG)

656 Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 16, 2016 04:55 PM (ntObR)

657 And to everyone else celebrating good news and achievements. Posted by: Sal at March 16, 2016 09:51 PM (MRX6w) You too, Sal.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 04:56 PM (P8951)

658 >>It's tempting especially because the current heater is on the opposite side of the house from the shower I use. it takes forever to heat up. I can put a tankless much closer to it.... Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo Just make sure your supply line to the house from the main is large enough. We had one installed, but had issues with actually having "unlimited" hot water. After numerous attempts at correcting it with electronic board replacements it was finally discovered the supply line was too small. Replacing that line from the main wasn't cheep.

Posted by: Aviator at March 16, 2016 04:58 PM (c7vUv)

659 " I am happy my dad's not getting worse. His memory and cognition aren't what they were five years ago, but they've stayed about where they've been for some time now." It's good, B.C. Got a dad doing dimemtia. All weekends devoted to him. 80% good, 20% bad, so far. We'll see how it goes. Good days, bad. It's going to get worse. You're just seeing how bad.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 04:58 PM (vKoqL)

660 The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Posted by: Pee Wee Herman at March 16, 2016 04:59 PM (cSnXm)

661 Donna, I worry stress will make my mom go back in A-fib. I tell her to stop watching the news and just cast her primary ballot in June.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 04:59 PM (egOGm)

662


So, some may remember, some time back, I may have mentioned that I put up a baby up for adoption.

Little Infidel came over for dinner.  We visited and made dinner ant talked to g'son infidel on the phone. 


I have her ph number but will wait a day or two.

28 yrs is a long time.


I got the call tonight.  I'm excited and scared.


Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2016 05:00 PM (GDgFX)

663 As a mom and grandmom, babies laughing always makes me laugh, it's impossible not to.

Thanks for the chuckles.

Kids and critters make the world go 'round.

Posted by: kay at March 16, 2016 05:01 PM (hi6XG)

664 Thank you, FenelonSpoke, and may God bless you!

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 16, 2016 05:02 PM (dPpmC)

665 It's good, B.C. Got a dad doing dimemtia. All weekends devoted to him. 80% good, 20% bad, so far. We'll see how it goes. Good days, bad. It's going to get worse. You're just seeing how bad. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 09:58 PM (vKoqL) My mom's memory has gotten bad enough where I have to take care of her almost full time now. It's not easy to see in a parent when you remember how they were when young.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2016 05:02 PM (cSnXm)

666 ...cheap

Posted by: Aviator at March 16, 2016 05:02 PM (c7vUv)

667 Re: Beam and NyQuil (yuck on both) it's a bad idea to mix acetaminophen and alcohol. Puts stress on the liver. Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:36 PM (0mRoj) We had a Nyquil party in boot camp. And then we got caught. And then we had to run God knows how many miles. And then we--almost to a man--threw up. Drill Sergeant thought it was hilarious. Man, that stuff was vile.

Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 05:05 PM (Au69S)

668 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2016 09:21 PM (Zu3d9) I have the tankless water heaters. They work well. I think I have 7 of them. I don't run out of hot water.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 05:05 PM (egOGm)

669 Good Luck Infidel!! I truly hope that this meeting is all you hope. You choose life and you get this chance. Not everyone made or had made for them the right choice and only have regrets. I am truly happy for you!

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 05:07 PM (xVgrA)

670 Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 09:49 PM (P8951) You're just rubbing in the whole ampersand thing, aren't you?

Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 05:07 PM (Au69S)

671 Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2016 10:00 PM (GDgFX) That is exciting! I hope your meeting goes well - and as the aunt of two adopted boys, my hat off to you for not taking the easy way out when you got pregnant.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 05:07 PM (P8951)

672 Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2016 10:00 PM (GDgFX) I would feel the same way and God bless you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 16, 2016 05:07 PM (egOGm)

673 "Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 09:58 PM (vKoqL) My mom's memory has gotten bad enough where I have to take care of her almost full time now. It's not easy to see in a parent when you remember how they were when young. " No, it is not. It's tough, Jesus it is. But I remember the the things they taught me and I try like Hell to live by them. I get mad. I get frustrated. I cuss. I still cuss. But the rememberance helps.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 05:09 PM (vKoqL)

674 troyriser, if ya got 'em, flaunt 'em!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 05:10 PM (P8951)

675 Hasta,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 16, 2016 05:14 PM (vKoqL)

676 Bless your heart & soul, Fenelon! I've been so busy lately I can barely skim the site.... Ace has to do what he has to do & I applaud his keeping-of-the-boundaries; and Fenelon you're doing what you do best by letting the power of the Holy Spirit spread peace over Moronland!! God love you both!!

Posted by: Ruth at March 16, 2016 05:14 PM (cIjBI)

677 I DEMAND MAETENLOCH! MAETENLOCH! MAETENLOCH! MAETENLOCH! MAETENLOCH! MAETENLOCH!

Posted by: Greg at March 16, 2016 05:15 PM (M1lTk)

678 >>memory has gotten bad enough where I have to take care of her almost full time now. It's not easy to see in a parent when you remember how they were when young. ----- My sympathies to all whose loved ones have that damn disease.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 05:16 PM (voOPb)

679 troyriser, if ya got 'em, flaunt 'em! Posted by: Donna ------------- *considers waving umlaüts around, but it would be unseemly*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2016 05:17 PM (yddCj)

680 Fenelon, You are one hell of an amazing women!!! Thank you for being you!!!

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 16, 2016 05:17 PM (xVgrA)

681 #643: I'm generally not a fan of cider; it's just too light and cloyingly sweet in flavor. I didn't know the apples they used to use for it had mostly gone extinct; maybe that's why.

There is one cider I've had that I do sort of like, though... Woodchuck Hopsation. It's made IPA-style, with lots of really bitter hops. It provides a really nice balance for all that sweetness, and you end up with something that actually tastes like a nice, tart green apple.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at March 16, 2016 05:19 PM (0OG8D)

682 good luck, Infidel.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 16, 2016 05:20 PM (6FqZa)

683 Good for you, Infidel! Best wishes to you.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at March 16, 2016 05:21 PM (0OG8D)

684 Today, 30 days after I bottled it, I popped the top on the first of 55 bottles of Yakima Porter my son and I mashed, fermented and bottled starting in late January. It was peaty and stout and went down nice. It won't carry me through all the way to the election, but there's a batch of Anchor Steam beer behind it we just bottled last week. I'm not Irish, but these times demand a nice, extended wake.

Posted by: Jim Flimsey at March 16, 2016 05:22 PM (T9V22)

685 #685: Nice! Did you bring enough to share?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at March 16, 2016 05:24 PM (0OG8D)

686 Fenelon, Thank you.  And for the moron's putting up with me and my stupid drunk postings. 

Horde, thank you for your feedback this evening and always.  And thank you for letting me be privy to your wisdom.

ace, YOU ROCK.

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2016 05:25 PM (GDgFX)

687 #687: Hey, people put up with my stupid drunk postings around here, so the least I can do is pay it forward.

I'm just kidding, Infidel; you're awesome!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at March 16, 2016 05:27 PM (0OG8D)

688 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at March 16, 2016 10:19 PM (0OG8D) I don't like sweet cider either. Seattle Cider makes very dry cider, almost like brut champagne, as does a local cider company. The imported French ciders are very dry. Most mass market ciders are way too sweet for me. I've found much better stuff made by small producers. MH, good luck with your surgery! I'll say a prayer.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 16, 2016 05:35 PM (P8951)

689 This blog makes me very happy. Every night, I get to lurk here and enjoy all the wonderful posts, links, and sardonic wit. You all express just exactly what my husband and I discuss with each other every day as we traverse this nation. (We're long haul truckers - coast to coast refrigerated loads.) So thank you all for that, sincerely. I am late to this thread, but I had a very joyous memory this past Monday that I will share. It was 75°, and the apricot trees here are in full bloom - too early, as there is threat of hard frost next week. Nothing bothered my grandpa more than his blossomed apricot and peach trees trees freezing, and he would always get every tarp from the barn, and every extra sheet and blanket grandma would let him use to cover the trees up. I got to spend a lot of my summer weekends at my grandparents'. Daytime was for working - I fed chickens, and gathered eggs, and helped grandma with gardening, or stringing and snapping beans so we could can them. But early evening, grandma made supper, and I got to hop on the Johnny popper with gramps and ride into town 7 miles away. I sat on the fender, and we always listened to the Royals. If KC wasn't on, we listened to country. We went to the tavern. Grandpa got his pint of Jack. Sometimes, two of them. I always, always got an icy cold bottle of Nesbitt's cream soda. And we'd hop back on the tractor, each of us sipping our drink and listening to Denny Matthews and the great KC teams of the 70s and 80s. Oh how I miss that man, and growing up when I did. Thanks again all! I love it here!

Posted by: Cornhusker at March 16, 2016 06:14 PM (rlHSa)

690 How awesome, infidel! Happy thoughts and prayers to you.xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 16, 2016 07:17 PM (wAMRL)

691 Thanks for all the kind words on the cross-country trip and sorry to pop in and then drop off. We are leaning towards Tennessee or Texas, going to spend a month in both before deciding. We homeschool our 8 year old and think a year or so on the road, seeing the towns and people and history that make this country great, will be the best educational experience we can give her.

Posted by: Motionview at March 16, 2016 07:19 PM (hqjPT)

692 ...the Lord placed in this amazing world... as far as I can tell, by making other things want to become them... I so don't get anti-evolutionists. Those brush-strokes are glorious!

Posted by: Clarence Darrow at March 16, 2016 07:24 PM (CKGil)

693 On thankfulness.. this place right here had a big hand in my finding my way back to the risen Christ. Mysterious ways, morons. And thanks.

Posted by: Phunctor at March 16, 2016 07:27 PM (CKGil)

694 @269...Hrothgar, they were always one of my favorite trees growing up in Mississippi...my grandmother called them either tulip trees or Japanese magnolia. Her's was huge. It is so late you probably won't see this. By pure accident they were blooming in the botanical garden when we married...on St.Patrick's Day many years ago. We have pictures of them and I sort of collect needlepoint and other art of the same flower. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 16, 2016 07:34 PM (wAMRL)

695 @694...wow. Blessings in surprising places. Good for you.xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 16, 2016 07:36 PM (wAMRL)

696 @632...Sambo: Congratulations!!! A baby daughter!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 16, 2016 07:42 PM (wAMRL)

697 Infidel, how amazing are you...giving your baby the chance to laugh, like all the babies in the videos...laughing in the arms of her adoptive parents. May God bless you richly for your unselfish choice.

Posted by: Tired Mom at March 16, 2016 09:06 PM (VqWZX)

698 If you wake up today, if you are alive and able to write here, it's a good day and you are blessed.

Posted by: March Hare at March 17, 2016 12:08 AM (SJ184)

699 Honestly? Ponies. The absolute and utterly harmless escapism of brony fandom has been my "escape hatch" in the last year as things went further and further wrong here in the real world. The wonder of a world where the biggest questions are "how exactly do they handle everything without fingers?" and "how much must it suck to be an earth pony parent of infants, really - diapers!" is soothing.

Posted by: Mitch H. at March 17, 2016 03:50 AM (jwKxK)

700 @693, Indeed. That's great! I've seen those mysterious ways as well lately. I saw this and it made me smile: http://bzfd.it/1pNTWvC I know it's Buzzfeed, but it's pretty cool.

Posted by: Adlib at March 17, 2016 05:33 AM (HNZCg)

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