The Happiness Thread

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  1. GrahamLewis

    GrahamLewis The important you is perfectly indestructible. Contributor

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    Mike McCarthy might be available soon, too.
     
  2. ruskaya

    ruskaya Senior Member

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    what book(s) got you interested in going for graduate studies in Gothic Studies?

    :superthink: do you dress all in black? :whistle:
     
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  3. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    Given a quick look, and based on the Gothic period dress probably not.
    Seems that during that time people still wore colors.
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  4. J.T. Woody

    J.T. Woody Life is Dynamite Contributor

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    look at this dapper em-effer. who WOULDNT want to emulate him?
    hashtag: stylin'
     
  5. Vanna Heller

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    You can be gothic and not wear necessarily black. For example, some wear pastels but wearing black is the norm for being gothic.
     
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  6. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Modern Dinosaur Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Got accepted into my MA program and I start class in January! Short English program, but I'm really excited for the classes. Starting off with Modern Gothic literature. Lots of horror novels from this last decade. Needless to say, I'm overly excited. I bought my books for the class today a month ahead of time.
     
  7. ruskaya

    ruskaya Senior Member

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    @EFMingo, if you come across some particularly interesting book or theme or theory, please do share!

    and again congratz! :cheerleader:
     
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  8. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Modern Dinosaur Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Thanks! I do quite often and usually put up my impressions of them in the "What are You Reading Now" thread.
     
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  9. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Modern Dinosaur Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I finally got it! My jaw fell out of place in the lamest way...while I was sleeping (I mean, come on!)...but i finally got it today. While i was driving back from my Marine base visit, I wrenched on it in a new direction and finally it snapped (painfully) back into place. My teeth finally touch on the left side without effort or popping, so I'm super happy. Driving while doing medical procedures may not be the best of plans but...can't be results!

    Three weeks out of place is a while though. I have to relearn to shut my mouth again, which is weird.
     
  10. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    I totally thought this was a metaphorical story. Like you got (understood) something so hard that your jaw fell open (as in surprise) while you were asleep... like a REM eureka moment or something.

    Haha... glad it worked out for you.
     
  11. jannert

    jannert Retired Mod Supporter Contributor

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    Well done! It sounds like a really interesting course, actually.
     
  12. jannert

    jannert Retired Mod Supporter Contributor

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    I've just been asked to join the review team for a UK-wide traditional music magazine I subscribe to, based on an unsolicited review I just sent. I felt quite chuffed, as the editor said: "It's obvious you can write!" This means freebies ...both CDs and books. I think this is going to be fun. They don't thrust stuff on you to review, but simply list what's available and you get to choose. :) Slowly, but surely, I'm putting my toe back into the traditional music waters that originally brought me to Scotland. After a LONG break. It feels good to be listening and enjoying it again.

    I burnt out on traditional music back in the early 1990s, due to the fortnightly folk music magazine my husband and I produced at the time, plus my duties as TMSA National Secretary, attending umpteen folk clubs, festivals and concerts, etc. It got to be too much—and when my husband packed it in, so did I. I'll be careful this time, not to take on too much.
     
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  13. Earp

    Earp Not Sorry Contributor

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    Don't forget, “This is a book for every fiddler who has realized halfway through playing an ancient Scottish air that the Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated" is what folk music is really all about, and gone straight into it.”

    - Neil Gaiman
     
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  14. Dogberry's Watch

    Dogberry's Watch Swaggin like a Baggins Contributor

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    It's snowing!!!!
     
  15. J.T. Woody

    J.T. Woody Life is Dynamite Contributor

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    i'm starting to get this "adulting" thing down.

    I just moved a basket of laundry i washed 2 weeks ago up from the laundry room and into my bedroom. Sure, it may remain there, untouched in its basket for another week or two, but at least I achieved something today! :cheerleader:
     
  16. Oscar Leigh

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    Ah, the bliss of the minimum bar.
     
  17. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Aunt? Supporter Contributor

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    We don't have a drier (not common to have one here) so everything air-dries either on the balcony or hanging between the kitchen and the living room in case of bad weather/bug season. If I had a drier, I'd just keep all my laundry there. Mrs. A has other opinions. :)
     
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  18. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    Zuh?
     
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    When I rented a flat in London they had this stupid little washer and dryer in one machine and the dryer didn’t actually dry. It just heated up the clothes into a steaming mess, and vented straight into the flat, leaving it like a moldy sauna.
     
  20. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    Zuh?
     
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  21. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Aunt? Supporter Contributor

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    Like, no electric or gas driers unless you a) are loaded and can afford to spend a buttload on a dual unit (see @montecarlo's comment below) or b) go to the laundromat. There's no room in my apartment for a second big thing like that. Also no full size oven, I have a combination microwave/electric oven, but the kitchens are just fitted for two-burner stoves with fish grills in them:

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    This isn't my kitchen, but it's pretty durn close:

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    Notice the absence of dishwasher.

    Sounds great! I'm pretty sure the current Japanese models are an improvement, but I don't have two grand to throw at something the wind does for me. Eventually.
     
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  22. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    That is a strange piece of hardware. o_O
    All it's missing is a toaster and it would hit
    the multi purpose trifecta. :)
     
  23. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    Hmm. I guess they grow on trees over here.
     
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  24. Friedrich Kugelschreiber

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    People like to dump them in their driveways; for all I know they could have fallen from a tree.
     
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  25. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    Finally, one short is now done at 14,774 words. :)
    I'm a happy boy for getting it finished, but now
    comes the complicated bit of editing. :p
     

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