The Happiness Thread

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  1. big soft moose

    big soft moose The Moderating Moose Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    A new Simon's cat video is out ... this makes me happy

     
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  2. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Contributor

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    Free wine samples! 14 of them!

    (The job sucks, but the perks rock!)
     
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  3. Friedrich Kugelschreiber

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    Are they fine wines?
     
  4. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Contributor

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    No. BTG (by the glass) candidates in the $10-$15 wholesale range. Occasionally I get to attend some high-end tastings, but those are fewer and farther between these days. Got a feeling there won't be many 6 course Armand de Brignac lunches this year. And if the probably won't be serving the $2000 Ace of Spades Reserve Rose.

    Sigh. Life is unfair.
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all, get the hell off my lawn!
     
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    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Contributor

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    And happy Columbus Day? And definitely... get off my fucking lawn.
     
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    Earp Bear-ly Alive Contributor

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    Covid silver lining: I've been able to conduct four pieces of business with government offices online that I would have had to drive to the proper office to complete, pre-virus.
     
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    Tomorrow we finish work at midday and it's the weekend again ... Yipeeeee.
     
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    I'm going to a zoom book launch party this weekend. In person, I remember a few of these having free drinks. Still, even without an open bar, I'm excited to have something like this that I really like on the agenda. I got my hands on an advance copy of the book and loved every word of it so I'm even more excited. It's been a really long time since I've done anything. I used to go to as many literary events (readings, lectures, launches, parties) as I could. I'm happy to see publishers trying to make this work.

    I attended an online lecture on translation over the summer. It was great, and the stream of comments was interesting to read while the lecture was taking place. I'm not sure how this one will go, but I am looking forward to it. The invitation was pretty strict on wearing party attire. ;)

    Anyone else have any fun virtual things planned for the weekend?
     
  10. Friedrich Kugelschreiber

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    This is the happiest thing I've seen in a long time :love:

     
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    I love it, but I'm also reaching for a Benadryl or seven... :)
     
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    Earp Bear-ly Alive Contributor

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    Debit and credit cards rock. I haven't had to go inside a bank or gas station in years.
     
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    So where do you get your beef jerky and energy drinks?
     
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    You fool! Don't you realize how slender the margins on gasoline are? Just like movie theaters and popcorn, gas stations rely on sales of processed meat product, sugary drinks, and (most lucrative) pine-tree shaped car air fresheners to stay afloat. Now do your patriotic duty, get in there, and snap into a Slim Jim!

    :supercheeky:
     
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    I suppose your party dress need only extend to the limit of your screen. Not sure how I feel about zoom, I've had a few chances to do something on that platform but so far have passed. I hope you enjoy yours though.
     
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    Earp Bear-ly Alive Contributor

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    Won't someone think of the Bezos?
     
  18. Iain Aschendale

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    If he needs a new continent that badly, he'd better just get a part-time job owning Apple or something like any other kid.
     
  19. Earp

    Earp Bear-ly Alive Contributor

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    Guy just paid $38 billion to rid himself of his first wife. Give him a break.
     
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    big soft moose The Moderating Moose Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    that's one expensive hitman
     
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    When will he make his move I wonder?
     
  23. Iain Aschendale

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    My hair has gotten long enough in the back to make a cheezy, nasty little ponytail. Elapsed time from medium-reg: eight and a half months.
     
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    I don't write much poetry but I just found out my one and only poetry submission is getting published and that's pretty neat.
     
  25. Rzero

    Rzero Reluctant voice of his generation Contributor

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    Mine's long enough for a pony tail for the first time since about 1997. I was in bad need of a cut when the virus hit. I had a friend cut the back off months ago because it was mulleting like hell. It actually looks pretty good, I think.
     
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