The Happiness Thread

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  1. big soft moose

    big soft moose Contributing Member

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    today i have mostly been building polytunnel and fruitcage... theres still a lot to do but i'm getting there


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    there's a few things i'm happy about (despite how much of a sh*t cart uni's been this year)

    - own a PS4
    - Have Skyrim Special Edition on said PS4
    - my work that got accepted into the Ezine is now published (i'll share a link on my page)
    - I'm at home for Easter
    - I go to Budapest for 5 days on Monday
    - i apparently look like i've lost weight despite still being about 8 stone overweight (yeah its a lot, however uni and my implant might not be helping that)

    and
    - my dad is finally climbing out the hole that has been making him depressed, and has something he's working on that he enjoys, and its nice to see him not grumpy!
     
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    It is a month or more that I left internet and didn't refer to any website basically. In this period of time I mostly was praying and worked with the offline programs in my system. The fact is that, I have gone to my mother's home and stayed there; she is 85 years old, doesn't know internet and doesn't allow me to use her telephone line to connect to a server. She believes the internet imposes a cost on her LOL
    Of course she is not serious in her opinion and I can connect to the internet but I myself am happy to leave internet for a while and spend my time with prayer, working with designing and other offline programs, and also writing.
    Today I came back to my home and referred to internet to check my mail box. I saw a general mail from WF and I wrote this letter.

    I hope I can send a post in the near future :)
     
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  4. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Always, always, always, ALWAYS keep your things backed up. My laptop is on the fritz and thank the gods I have everything backed up and as well as in my iPad. (hugs his stories and personal journals close to him) That could've been a huge personal tragedy...
     
  5. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale "Cue the artillery" Contributor

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    YES!
    One of my part time jobs is on what's called a zero-hour contract in the UK, which is basically where your contract stipulates the conditions of your employment and compensation, but doesn't guarantee any hours. It sounds horrible, but in my field, it makes sense.

    I just got another set of hours, and it's (slightly) more than I had previously!

    (Slightly) Mo' Money, (slightly) Mo' Money!

    Every little bit helps.
     
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    Today I met with and hung out with someone I thought I'd never meet again. Mostly we watched stuff but we talked a bit. We went into personal territory and I wasn't met with misunderstanding, no understanding or rejection. I got to hold their hand for a bit and we hugged. I haven't had this much human connection in a long time.

    I think I'll let out a few good tears.
     
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    I've been writing a journal. So far it sucks, but at least I'm keeping track of why I'm so pissed off all the time.
     
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  8. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    I just bought Scriviner. Now I'll be sucked into it!!
     
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    You are so fortunate. When you get really old it is hard to have human contact.
     
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    joe sixpak Banned

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    And never ever click on an attachment no matter what for any reason.
    Ransomware is widespread. Be sure to have extra offline backup and an air gap.
     
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    Glad your father is feeling better.
    Uni is tough enough with distractions like a ps4.
     
  12. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale "Cue the artillery" Contributor

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    Congrats, but do you really have to spam multiple threads with the news?

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    Yeah, that Scriviner (C) really sucks...especially the spellcheck!
     
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  14. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale "Cue the artillery" Contributor

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    That's the version that the guy sells from the folding table he's set up outside the train station, right? Along with the Bulgari and CASIQ* watches?

    *I actually bought a "CASIQ" watch in Istanbul once. Basic, black plastic digital, shouldn't have been hard to make and sell for $10, but this one had a flaw. When you pushed the button to turn the light on, it drew too much power and reset itself to Jan 1st, 2000, 0:00.

    Other than that, not bad........
     
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  15. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Well, good news: my laptop isn't, in fact, dead. Apparently it was trying to update itself and in the process managed to screw itself over. Turning it off, then back on again did the trick.
     
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  16. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale "Cue the artillery" Contributor

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    That Moment? Happiness thread? Dunno, but the story that I shelved, along with most of my non-blog writing, about a year ago because I was stuck just came unstuck. A whole bunch of motivation and plot issues just suddenly resolved themselves into an outline-ish (I'm a pantser, but can't fly completely blind) thing. There are still some major, major issues to deal with, but now I've got something to write about!

    All hum to Allah!
     
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    Ah, the IT engineer's first go-to remedy!
     
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    Imaginarily Disparu en Mer Contributor

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    Horse leather. That is all.

    *deep breath* Ahhhh :love:
     
  19. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale "Cue the artillery" Contributor

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    Cordovan shoes?
     
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    Saddle and bridle leather smell mmmmm
     
  21. ChaosReigns

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    I got given the ps4 after most of the issues in uni started rearing their head, so it has no part in causing them
     
  22. HistoricalScience

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    Lifelong Liverpool FC fan in Liverpool for the first time :)
     
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    Skyrim is glorious, but it can suck up your life. I had 500 hours played time on the 360, and now I have the special edition on the Xbox One, I'm unsure where to start because I've done almost everything.

    Been a pretty up and down couple of weeks, but going to Munich on Thursday, really looking forward to getting out of the country for a while and seeing the sights...possibly eating the food also.
     
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    I've been a Liverpool FC fan my whole life and was finally able to go to a game at the legendary Anfield while on my England trip (I've been to a preseason friendly in America before but we all know that doesn't count). We did the tour and I took a ton of pictures. It was amazing! But then the game came. They played very poorly and lost. Bittersweet haha but still a great experience.
     
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    So I got this new incense on a whim and omg it's perfect. :love:
     
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