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: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M May 12, 2009, 02:43:08 PM
Just to counter the leviathan of doom and dispondancy that the "things that p*** you off" thread is turning into, how about the inverse - things that make you happy, or relax you, or make life worth living.

And if you want to say brown paper packages tied up with string, be my guest.  :angel:

Mine: Lying back in the bath, letting the water flood into my ears, closing my eyes and just listening to my heart beat.
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: Martini Henrie May 12, 2009, 02:53:58 PM
When I get a parcel in the post  :lol:  Doubly so if it happens to have random sweets in  :lalala:
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: Beastlord May 12, 2009, 03:25:40 PM
Collapsing in a pub garden after a massive adrenaline rush with a pint of something strong and some mates... Beast feeling ever.......  :yup:
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: Lost Boy May 12, 2009, 03:33:07 PM
Seeing my Wife and Son happy usually does it. They go horseriding every week and I like the smiles on their faces when they go shooting off into the distance, and when they come back they've usually uped it to laughing :lmao:.

Spending time with my Son, whether it's the weekly bowling, playing games on the XBox or just taking Smelly Dog for a long walk around the nearby Loch. There's going to come a time, probably sooner rather than later, that he's not going to want to be seen dead with his Dad, so I try and make the most of it while I can.

Going into work for nightshift and seeing there's nothing on the schedule for the whole night :boing:. Out comes the pillow and duvet and I go to sleep on the floor about midnight and get up at 0515. It's that warm feeling I get knowing I'm getting paid to sleep... :D It's even better when I do someone else's shift as overtime and get paid double...
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: lizcam May 12, 2009, 05:11:41 PM
Getting home at midnight after a day of listening to drunk people gripe about their hotel rooms, switching on my computer and seeing Roger's name highlited in green on MSN.   :boing: I've gotten to LOVE that little green light.   :yup: It means I get to see my sweetie on the webcam!


Long distance relationships can be very frustrating.  :whah?:
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: Inso May 12, 2009, 05:53:24 PM
Internet Shopping!

I love E-bay.  You never know what you're going to get and you never know how much of a bargain you're going to get until the final second.  It's like gambling but without the horses...:mrgreen:.
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: Steel Penguin May 12, 2009, 06:35:51 PM
getting a new job and finding out that not only does your face fit with the boss, but you get on with most of your new co-workers.... ( did it in march and still getting truely settled.)

and of corse waking up next to my wife and watching her sleep for a wile.
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: Captain Sprout May 12, 2009, 07:00:38 PM
Most things make me happy, the odd thing annoys me. But overall I have very little to complain about so the odd doom post I might make doesn't represent my life, simply a teeny section of a teeny bit of a day. I have a job I don't mind, pets I love, a chap who tolerates lead all over the house, disposable income and the freedom to go off and look at mountains when I want to. I feel pretty lucky and have seen a lot worse.
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: )(ENOLOGY May 12, 2009, 07:53:14 PM
Living, life is just such a great thing to be able to experience. No? The world is as you make it so there's always a smile on me face.
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: DRAGON May 12, 2009, 08:26:51 PM
Being outside at 4 in the morning with a cup of tea as it is just starting to get light with no noise apart from birdsong and watching the baby rabbits playing on the grass. Even better if it's a clear sky with interesting cloud formations and numerous aircraft vapour trails criss crossing the sky - a chance to lose myself in thought for 15 minutes - bliss !  :yup:
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: gi6ers May 12, 2009, 08:36:27 PM
A well made long island ice tea/cold beer on a hot day
Pearl Jam VERY loud
Driving fast cars
That feeling you get when you've seen a great film
A smile from my son
Eating a massive roast dinner and falling asleep in front of an old movie.
Being in South Africa on safari

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: weareblind May 12, 2009, 09:08:47 PM
A smile from my son
Hey, same here!
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: Beastlord May 12, 2009, 09:32:28 PM
Pearl Jam VERY loud

Ditto  :yup:
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: Bella Ciao May 12, 2009, 10:21:14 PM
A cup of tea and a home made ginger biscuit (or two).

A tidy house.

A good film.

Friday afternoons.

Being able to fast forward adverts on the Sky plus box.  That never gets old!
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: Ajsalium May 13, 2009, 12:34:30 AM
Driving my convertible on a sunny day with very loud heavy metal music. :lalala:
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: Frontman May 13, 2009, 12:52:50 AM
Well, my wife and son smiling do it.

Family.

A good warm sunny day.

Getting a figure "just right" when painting.

Going for a walk with a friend.

Watching a home run for my favorite team.  (I know, darn American.....  j/k)

Packages arriving in the post.

seeing a friends email address in my inbox or their number on my cell phone.

Sunrise from the beaches in Hawai'i.

Sunrise and sunsets in the mountains of Wyoming.

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: Bungle May 13, 2009, 12:54:30 AM
Watching my son sleep,with that little smile on his face.

Seeing him wake up and smile and say "dada".

Driving my Lomax 224 with bright skies

(http://05.img.v4.skyrock.net/053/456mgt2/pics/1952123697_small_1.jpg)
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: greenstuff_gav May 13, 2009, 01:22:50 AM
i second that moment of sitting down with a freshly delivered package.. toys or DVDs, both are full of Win :D

being in a shower so hot its almost steam  :wub:
...
doubly so if i'm sharing it with a young lady  :whistle:
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: weareblind May 13, 2009, 01:04:03 PM
Driving my convertible on a sunny day with very loud heavy metal music. :lalala:
:punk:
HAIL BROTHER!
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: )(ENOLOGY May 13, 2009, 08:18:07 PM
... Oh, and I forgot tea! Iced tea, sweet tea, sun tea, and tea from the kettle! Several cups a day! Oh, and I suppose that crappy "tea" from Nestea and similar ilk could be part of the list but only to be drank under dire circumstances. Like being in a strange land without some warm water and a teabag or nine.
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: McKenzie May 13, 2009, 10:24:34 PM
 :silly.....Watching the world go by...side ways :jawdrop:
             People watching...
             the odd pint or two on a fri afternoon after work........... in the warm sun
             PAY DAY!!!!!!!
             MY SON when he smiles and says morning mum i love you.... missed you!
             MOTORBIKES!!!!!!!! the faster the better
             ice skating and footy with my lad....... :whistle: will get him a new kit next season
             and dont tell sal i said this but.............. my job also :silly
              my mates
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: Bungle May 13, 2009, 11:01:46 PM

             and dont tell sal i said this but.............. my job also :silly
       

Even working with (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/Smileys/default/drevil.gif)
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: freakinacage May 15, 2009, 09:00:15 PM
When I get a parcel in the post  :lol:  Doubly so if it happens to have random sweets in  :lalala:
aye

biking, surfing, having a lie in with the missus
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: grekwood May 16, 2009, 10:46:55 AM
-knowing things no one else knows....yet  :drevil2:
-plotting stuff
-life
-researching female anatomy for those miniatures i never sculpt :angel:
-my mothers baking....she makes nice cakes....great with a cup of tea
- technology and gadgets
-talk of space and time
- history
- military stuff...planes tanks guns, uniforms medals..museums etc
-painting miniatures
-chating with friends about stuff i like
-watching dr who, torchwood, stargate and zulu
-living in wales

-having great freinds on these forums  :lol:
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: weareblind May 16, 2009, 08:44:27 PM
A good football game with my friends, with a not-so-warm sun above us. Ah, I won!
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: hawkins May 17, 2009, 09:49:41 AM
going for a day out on the bike and hitting more curves up in the Mountains around Corinthia than is probably wise, with a friend or 2. (did this friday, no other feeling like it IMO)
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: gi6ers May 17, 2009, 09:57:39 PM

will get him a new kit next season
             

team?


and booze on a sunday night!!! Wooooo!
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: MightyAl May 19, 2009, 09:14:39 AM
Forbes...
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/AlasdairIde/DSC00392.jpg)

... and Stan
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/AlasdairIde/DSC00444.jpg)
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: DRAGON May 19, 2009, 06:38:10 PM
They are cute  8)
What isn't cute is the rats which appear to have moved into my garden  :hmmm However the two dead ones outside the bait box, the one I got with the air rifle and the two which I saw leaving the bait box having had their fill of poison (so long suckers !) makes me happy - bring it on you long tailed vermin ! :lol:
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: Daz May 19, 2009, 07:02:44 PM
Sitting back with a hot cup of tea, a good book, moggies on lap, and with the boys playing happily together on the floor.

That's always a wonderful 2 minutes that is...
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: helen bach May 19, 2009, 07:11:25 PM
Coming home from a hard day at work to see my little boy's smile.
Seeing my favourite wine on special in the supermarket.
Having my favourite F1 driver clinch pole at the last minute (go JB).
That feeling when you hear your favourite heavy metal song being played by someone driving past in a convertible car with the top down on a nice day.
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: Bodhi May 19, 2009, 07:12:18 PM
Disasters and catastrophies in every day life and finding a way to handle them. Problems under water that I find myself capable of handling, helping my kids (or the kids at school) solve a conflict.
Every time I find myself handling a problem in a calm manner and find a solution to it.

Relaxation rarely makes me happy, just bored.
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: Beastlord May 19, 2009, 08:58:07 PM

Every time I find myself handling a problem in a calm manner and find a solution to it.


Hmmm, I'd agree with that-tis a good feeling when you're starting to think "I might actually die this time", but stay calm and think your way out of it (not just in a "I'm still alive!" kind of way - thats a given :wink:). Spose it feels like you've really taken control of a situation...

EDIT:   :hmmm I was refering to climbing there - realised afterwards it didn't make much sense. And diving too.
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: Bodhi May 19, 2009, 11:04:46 PM
But I admit it can be a form of escapism to. When I feel like I haven't got much control over most of my life it's nice to create a situation where the only question becomes an "If I do this I survive, if I do this I die" problem  :wink: Most everyday difficulties are pretty more complex than that.
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: Beastlord May 19, 2009, 11:39:50 PM
Yup, having your life hanging on your next decision does distract you from the more complex and less solvable issues in life...
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: DanG May 20, 2009, 10:26:07 AM
1. Nice parcels in the post, even better when they are unexpected.
2. Driving with the music on loud.
3. A little bit of 'quiet/me' time late at night at the end of the day, either with a game/DVD/Miniatures...
4.  The birth of my first born (anticipation of, as baby is due on Friday...)
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: eastman May 21, 2009, 03:11:06 AM
...researching female anatomy for those miniatures i never sculpt :angel:


"Research", that's what you are calling it?

OK, how about shooting the images that Grek uses for his research? That makes me happy.

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: beefcake May 21, 2009, 04:34:47 AM
A smile from my son
Hey, same here!
:metoo: left home for work this morning and got a huge smile from my 6month old. Life is good.
Well done Chris for starting this thread. :D
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: Beastlord May 21, 2009, 12:22:04 PM
OK, how about shooting the images that Grek uses for his research? That makes me happy.

Shooting them...with a gun?  :scratchhead:
 :eatlead:
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: DanG May 21, 2009, 01:25:13 PM
OK, how about shooting the images that Grek uses for his research? That makes me happy.

Shooting them...with a gun?  :scratchhead:
 :eatlead:

camera. 
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: Beastlord May 21, 2009, 02:03:42 PM
Ahh...  :oops:
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: Ajsalium May 21, 2009, 03:25:11 PM
That feeling when you hear your favourite heavy metal song being played by someone driving past in a convertible car with the top down on a nice day.

:lol:
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: eastman May 22, 2009, 05:35:11 AM
OK, how about shooting the images that Grek uses for his research? That makes me happy.

Shooting them...with a gun?  :scratchhead:
 :eatlead:

camera. 

Yes, I use a camera. Sometimes the model holds a gun (prop, AirSoft or CO2 in the pictures).

I'd post a link, but the gallery is definitely NSFW. I'm sure that most of you who know me (or sort of know me) would expect nothing less.
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: weareblind May 22, 2009, 08:30:08 AM
A smile from my son
Hey, same here!
:metoo: left home for work this morning and got a huge smile from my 6month old. Life is good.
Heyyyy, my Gloria is 6 months old!
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: beefcake May 23, 2009, 09:31:48 PM
It's a good age.
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: Bewildered Badger May 24, 2009, 12:16:34 AM
Driving my convertible on a sunny day with very loud heavy metal music. :lalala:
:punk:
HAIL BROTHER!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2715402264_99b4999cc5_o.jpg)
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: coneman May 24, 2009, 08:22:26 AM
My exwife telling me her latest toyboy has kicked her out and she has nowhere to live ---- again.   muahahahaha  :lalala:  muahahahaha

No shes not moving in here.
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: Bodhi May 24, 2009, 10:34:10 AM
A smile from my son
Hey, same here!
:metoo: left home for work this morning and got a huge smile from my 6month old. Life is good.
Heyyyy, my Gloria is 6 months old!

Nothing beats getting a smile from a thirteen year old daughter. It's the rarity factor that does it  :wink:
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: tumblebomb May 26, 2009, 09:01:19 PM
Usually its riding a motorbike with the wind in your hair(haven't had that pleasure in a while).
larking about with old friends.
Sitting feet dangling over a couple of thousand foot drop at the top of a mountain
spending a day in the guts of a computer/car or various gizmos. 
Having fun with my wee sister
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: Frontman May 28, 2009, 10:38:20 PM
The anticipation and eventual delivery of new figures.

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: DanG May 29, 2009, 01:18:37 AM
The anticipation and eventual delivery of new figures.



On the subject of which I got my 1:1 scale daughter delivered at 4.55am yesterday morning after nearly 48 hours in labour.  Beautiful.

(and topic relevant)...  I am H. A.P. P. Y.
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: Muaddib May 29, 2009, 02:22:09 AM
 :boing:

Congratulations!

celebration is required.
:alcohol:
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: Frontman May 29, 2009, 05:01:56 AM
The anticipation and eventual delivery of new figures.



On the subject of which I got my 1:1 scale daughter delivered at 4.55am yesterday morning after nearly 48 hours in labour.  Beautiful.

(and topic relevant)...  I am H. A.P. P. Y.

48 hours of labour?

Your woman is a saint.  You owe her big time.  (I am of course assuming you're not the mother, as obviously I wouldn't expect to see you online after 48 hours of labour.)

Congrats!  If its your first?  Welcome to the club.  If its your second or beyond?  I hope you didn't break the golden rule of multiple kids:

Don't have another when the older are now out of diapers for any extended period.  You'll be wondering why you decided to have another after getting back into changing those monstrosities......

 :thumbup:
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: hawkins May 29, 2009, 11:52:21 AM
wow awesome news dude, and congrates. have you named her yet? and hows the mom doing?
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: grekwood May 30, 2009, 12:20:30 PM
The anticipation and eventual delivery of new figures.



On the subject of which I got my 1:1 scale daughter delivered at 4.55am yesterday morning after nearly 48 hours in labour.  Beautiful.

(and topic relevant)...  I am H. A.P. P. Y.

congrats to you Dan and your lovely wife....  :yup:
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: DanG May 30, 2009, 09:29:11 PM
Slightly reduced happiness.  Its been 3 days and both are still on the ward.  She lost a lot of blood during delivery which has a double effect of required healing time and delayed feeding as the blood loss has affected milk delivery.  :(

Hopefully they come home tomorrow, and normal happy service will be resumed.

(dont get me wrong, still happy...) 
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: Frontman May 30, 2009, 10:53:10 PM
Slightly reduced happiness.  Its been 3 days and both are still on the ward.  She lost a lot of blood during delivery which has a double effect of required healing time and delayed feeding as the blood loss has affected milk delivery.  :(

Hopefully they come home tomorrow, and normal happy service will be resumed.

(dont get me wrong, still happy...) 

Thoughts and prayers, DanG.  My little guy had to stay in the hospital for a full week in intensive care; and now 7 years later drives me insane that he's always into things and being a normal kid.

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: helen bach May 31, 2009, 01:34:18 AM
Slightly reduced happiness.  Its been 3 days and both are still on the ward.  She lost a lot of blood during delivery which has a double effect of required healing time and delayed feeding as the blood loss has affected milk delivery.  :(

Hopefully they come home tomorrow, and normal happy service will be resumed.

(dont get me wrong, still happy...) 

big hugs and best wishes
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: weareblind May 31, 2009, 05:21:08 PM
The anticipation and eventual delivery of new figures.



On the subject of which I got my 1:1 scale daughter delivered at 4.55am yesterday morning after nearly 48 hours in labour.  Beautiful.

(and topic relevant)...  I am H. A.P. P. Y.

(http://www.megghy.com/smiles/amore/immagini/mb22.gif)
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: DRAGON May 31, 2009, 08:20:33 PM
 :applause: Congratulations ! :applause:
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: MightyAl June 20, 2009, 03:21:34 PM
... when the concert tickets you paid £250 for turn up.
Huzzah!
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: Bodhi June 20, 2009, 06:45:06 PM
The fact that I don't go to concerts where they charge those kind of prices makes ME rather happy  :wink:
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: MightyAl June 20, 2009, 06:56:21 PM
The fact that I don't go to concerts where they charge those kind of prices makes ME rather happy  :wink:
Well, I paid £250 for 4 tickets, so not all that bad.
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: weareblind June 20, 2009, 06:57:57 PM
The fact that I don't go to concerts where they charge those kind of prices makes ME rather happy  :wink:
:metoo:
Luckily, a night with a drink and a small GOOOOOOOD band here costs 12 euro
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: MightyAl June 20, 2009, 09:31:52 PM
The fact that I don't go to concerts where they charge those kind of prices makes ME rather happy  :wink:
:metoo:
Luckily, a night with a drink and a small GOOOOOOOD band here costs 12 euro
I could go a band whose fanbase consists of their girlrfriends for that price, too.
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: Bodhi June 20, 2009, 10:35:11 PM
The fact that I don't go to concerts where they charge those kind of prices makes ME rather happy  :wink:
:metoo:
Luckily, a night with a drink and a small GOOOOOOOD band here costs 12 euro
I could go a band whose fanbase consists of their girlrfriends for that price, too.


Any band that has a  bigger fanbase than that are sellouts  :wink:
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: MightyAl June 21, 2009, 12:28:06 AM
The fact that I don't go to concerts where they charge those kind of prices makes ME rather happy  :wink:
:metoo:
Luckily, a night with a drink and a small GOOOOOOOD band here costs 12 euro
I could go a band whose fanbase consists of their girlrfriends for that price, too.


Any band that has a  bigger fanbase than that are sellouts  :wink:
Maybe, but since AC/DC put on a helluva show, I consider the ticket price well worth it.
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: weareblind June 21, 2009, 04:18:55 PM
What males me happy: sitting with my Gloria in front of THIS PC, listening to heavy metal classic (just now, Holy Smoke), rocking together!!!  :punk:
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: Inso June 21, 2009, 05:16:10 PM
I got two hand made cards for Father's Day...and I nearly cried...

call me a soppy wotsit but it really made my day :mrgreen:.
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: grekwood June 22, 2009, 09:51:16 AM
getting stuff finished make me happy  :lol:
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: libertee June 23, 2009, 09:58:29 PM
I got two hand made cards for Father's Day...and I nearly cried...

call me a soppy wotsit but it really made my day :mrgreen:.

knew i forgot something....................
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: coneman June 24, 2009, 07:26:12 AM
The ferals that live acros the road are moving out  :boing: :boing: :boing:
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: Bodhi June 24, 2009, 08:02:13 AM
My daughter made her first train trip on her own (changing trains three times) and arrived safely. So after fretting all day yesterday during her trip I'm happy now that she made it  :smile: She's making friends all over the country thanks to this here interwebby thing.
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: Frontman June 24, 2009, 09:48:26 PM
Well, my wife and son smiling do it.

Family.

A good warm sunny day.

Getting a figure "just right" when painting.

Going for a walk with a friend.

Watching a home run for my favorite team.  (I know, darn American.....  j/k)

Packages arriving in the post.

seeing a friends email address in my inbox or their number on my cell phone.

Sunrise from the beaches in Hawai'i.

Sunrise and sunsets in the mountains of Wyoming.



You know, just after seeing some rather nasty things in these past few weeks, with work and what not; I wanted to re-iterate what brings me joy.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30258848&l=c8e2841646&id=1392125486
My family, taken in 2006 with the World Series Trophy.  

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30361395&l=a377caae16&id=1392125486
Some of my dear friends with me and my wife

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30342320&l=26b2faf858&id=1392125486
My Godson with me and my boy this past March for St. Joseph's Table

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30336687&l=304c8d4504&id=1392125486
One of my very best friends, whom I lost touch with for a number of years; but got back just in time for Christmas last year.  (She's the one I've corrupted into being just as crazy about Doctor Who as me.)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30289233&l=c1cc4b30c8&id=1392125486
Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  One of the greatest adventures I've ever had on a vacation

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30289234&l=5e7f90fd55&id=1392125486
Like I said, an adventure

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30222425&l=1d82d1064e&id=1392125486
Sunset on Maui; Hawai'i.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTJTc5c64M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTJTc5c64M)
And who I have shared every adventure, every high and low point, the love of my life.  My wife.
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: vampifan June 24, 2009, 10:25:20 PM
Thanks for sharing, Frontman. Looking at your photos gave me a nice warm feeling.
Things that make me happy? Having such great neighbours. They are the neighbours from Heaven. Since my dad lost a leg eight years ago (an event that changed all of our lives dramatically) my parents and I have experienced such wonderful kindness and generosity from our close neighbours. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. They reaffirm the notion that our society is not broken and that there are more good people about than bad. The sad thing is that you never get to hear about them.
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: MightyAl June 28, 2009, 10:05:04 PM
For another thing that makes me happy - getting to see a good football game. Living in Scotland as I do, there aren't tht many around.
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: Jimmy July 02, 2009, 01:03:22 PM
New toys - purchased an airbrush compressor, tis a wonderful thing. now all i have to do is learn to airbrush! Had a couple of plays around trying to find mixes/pressures that suit me and so far im pleased.

Also - the weather is bringing out all the ladies - wont hear me complaining. Its not very often we get to enjoy it and you wont catch me wandering about with my eyes not peeled!  :lol:
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: Frontman July 03, 2009, 12:44:12 AM
Finding a great buy on Ebay.  I got 18 OLD (I'm talking 1985) Doctor Who miniatures for 30 bucks American with shipping.  That was a great find, and they arrived today. 

I said earlier getting a parcel in the post is always fun.  But when you know you got a great deal on said parcel, its a double enjoyment.

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: lizcam July 03, 2009, 01:18:23 AM
I got my hasslefree stuff in the mail today!

You know how much I like Hasslefree?  I got Armorcast gun blasts from them and paid international shipping when I live in the same freaking state as Shawn RL who makes them.  How dedicated is that?
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: Frontman July 03, 2009, 02:10:17 AM
I got my hasslefree stuff in the mail today!

You know how much I like Hasslefree?  I got Armorcast gun blasts from them and paid international shipping when I live in the same freaking state as Shawn RL who makes them.  How dedicated is that?

Dedicated.  I need to put together another HF order soon.  I love their stuff.
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: Nosferatu July 03, 2009, 03:54:38 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30289234&l=5e7f90fd55&id=1392125486
Like I said, an adventure

 :lol: Cool, but that's no adventure!  This is an adventure :yup: :
(http://www.pbase.com/nosferatu/image/102089436/original.jpg)

Getting to see amasing sights in countries and cultures so very different from your own. Where the thrill is the challenge as well as the experience.

Spending days/weeks away from civilisation (and even roads) and really experiencing the landscape and all it holds. After days of trekking, climbing to the top of a 5000m plus pass and seeing the world stretched out before you:
(http://www.pbase.com/nosferatu/image/102089337/original.jpg)

Also the anticipation and associated fear/thrill of your next big adventure. ...10 weeks until I'll be in Bhutan trekking for 4 weeks!  :boing:

Receiving a parcel full of mini goodness from the other side of the world.

Getting into the mini painting groove where everything just works and you can spend a whole day on a project and wonder where the hours have gone (unfotunately this one is rare for me at the moment).

...and of course doing all that stuff with my wife (except the mini deliveries!  :angrywife:)  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Captain Sprout July 03, 2009, 04:30:43 PM
Very nice shots Nosferatu..where is that? I love places that have few reference points to where you come from..that's happy travel.

I bet Bhutan will be amazing.

Other happiness..freesat, saving monthly sky fees having replaced broken Sky box and cancelled my sub (replaced Freesat in 10 minutes), more money for the lead pot!

Edit: Whoops, put an R on the end of Nosferatu making it look very odd.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: hawkins July 03, 2009, 04:33:12 PM
2 cute widdle bunnies came home with the wife today, the kids are going nutz. its their first animals.

very happy day.
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: helen bach July 03, 2009, 08:10:35 PM
Finding out that I'm expecting the arrival of another pair of feet in the new year...

At the moment feeling a bit  :shock:  That and the heat is near killing me, no matter how scantlily clad I seem to be.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 03, 2009, 09:08:31 PM
Finding out that I'm expecting the arrival of another pair of feet in the new year...

At the moment feeling a bit  :shock:  That and the heat is near killing me, no matter how scantlily clad I seem to be.

Congrats.  Shock is part of the fun, though.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: PhilH July 03, 2009, 11:02:01 PM
Just finished a Charity Cycle ride in aid for Help for Heroes, we cycled over 750 miles and raised over £9000. Now I can enjoy a nice cold beer and stop fretting about it. The overwhelming response from everyone we met was truly humbling and reaffirmed my faith in mankind.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 04, 2009, 12:19:56 AM
Just finished a Charity Cycle ride in aid for Help for Heroes, we cycled over 750 miles and raised over £9000. Now I can enjoy a nice cold beer and stop fretting about it. The overwhelming response from everyone we met was truly humbling and reaffirmed my faith in mankind.

We all don't get enough of those types of days.  Those are great things to hold onto; so that when days are not as good, you can close your eyes and remember that there are still GOOD people out there.

And for your efforts to Help for Heroes;  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

 :thumbup: :lalala: :applause: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Nosferatu July 04, 2009, 12:58:12 AM
Very nice shots Nosferatu..where is that? I love places that have few reference points to where you come from..that's happy travel.
Those shots were taken last year while trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru. The most beautiful place I've ever been. We spent 8 weeks in Peru and it was a life changing experience. Totally amasing place with so many contrasts: desert, the Andes, the Amazon jungle...

Cordillera Huayhuash is the home of Siula Grande (I think you can just see it in the photo above, it's behind the first mountain to the left of the one in the foreground ...sort of hidden a bit by cloud), where Joe Simpson had his big adventure, made famous by Touching The Void.

I bet Bhutan will be amazing.
:yup: 330km in 23 days of trekking, including 11 high passes (highest is 5320m). Apparently one of the hardest treks in the world!  :shock: ...should be a challenge anyway!

Lets just hope we acclimatise okay this time too. Altitude is the great unknown. That and the weather. If everything goes okay, it will be superb I'm sure. Not a cheap place to travel though...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Captain Sprout July 04, 2009, 08:47:42 PM
Beautiful shots. It sounds fantastic. Hope you have a great time and share some pics here!

I've never been to South America, I've travelled round a lot of Russia and former Soviet Union countries including Mongolia and also been to many African countries, but I do fancy a trip to South America at some point. Altitude is a bugger, though most of my climbing has been comparatively low level, Mont Blanc, Eiger etc (doing the Matterhorn in September) its amazing what affect it can have, I trekked Kilimanjaro a few moons ago and it nearly finished me off!

Touching the void is an interesting book.

Just finished a Charity Cycle ride in aid for Help for Heroes, we cycled over 750 miles and raised over £9000

Great work Phil!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 10, 2009, 02:32:47 AM
Ok, since I just dumped a bit of bad in the piss you off thread; I wanted to post up something about what makes me happy.

The story of Kris.

Kris is the dear friend I mentioned in this picture:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30336687&l=304c8d4504&id=1392125486

Kris was that very first girlfriend I had that I would walk home from school.  Never anything serious; but was that first hand holding/give a quick kiss/give a bit of a bigger kiss  :oops: that sort of thing. 

I just was in high school, she was still in middle school.  We met during the summer on the age-group swim team.  I talked to her, because I thought she was someone else from the high school.  But we soon became friends; and I did my best to stammer over the offer to walk her home after practice.  Just two kids, the swim team, and a few block walk to her house. 

Well, she came from an UBER-strict family.  I mean, UBER-strict.  Stuff that would make your hair stand on end type stuff.  To the point we were not even allowed to be friends once they learned who I was; much less boyfriend/girlfriend.  Forced to attend a different school, couldn't attend dances, parents hung a shotgun up the night they both met me; the whole smack. 

And we both wanted to remain friends; but just impossible with that level of control.  It just was amazing to see a parent who would keep someone from even being a friend; albeit that I was just a touch older than her.  But when you couldn't even call; or when she was forced to quit the swim team because of the mere chance a boy *might* take notice?  It would be those moments of if you could 'save' someone by running away and joining the circus type situations.  We joke now that both of us would of made lousy trapezee artists; so good thing we never tried.....   

Anyways.  Fast forward.  We kept bumping into each other throughout our lives.  When I returned home from college, I attended a junior college as I wasn't certain as to what to do next in life.  I sat down in a class....right next to her, and did not know it was her when I did.  Immediately we became study partners; and got through that horrid class!

We lost touch again for a handful of years, as I had already met the woman who would one day be my wife and she met the man who became her husband; and just was the life of 20 something year olds.  After those uber-strict years; it did not once occur to either of us to try and 'date' to see what we missed due to being kids.  We realized the friend part was far more enjoyable!  But, as life takes you in many directions, we weren't on the same path once again.

Fast forward again.  The day after she got married?  She walked right into where I worked; not knowing I worked there, and once again got the (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6xoH967aC00/SXPHIwN4bqI/AAAAAAAAQBo/4rMO68f1akM/s400/partners-1.jpg) moment. 

That was a great day; as obviously she 'got out' from under her parents iron rule and was leading a life she so deserved and those prayers that might of seemed silly  'please Lord, give Kris the best life you can, she deserves better than what she's been given so far' paid off.  When I drove home from work that evening, I was all smiles knowing that she got a great man (who, bless him, got picked up in a bear hug by some crazy Irishman....wait, that was me who picked him up.) 

We planned on keeping in touch, as it was awesome to not only meet who was now her husband; but I did get to introduce her to my fiance who was working there as well.  But this was early/mid 90's, so the idea of email/IM/chat/facebook just wasn't in the lexicon of the everyday person.  I soon left that place of employment; and she was unable to track me down.  (Her husband was in the military; so keeping up with her was impossible as she kept moving as he was re-stationed.)

So, as the internet got bigger, the world got smaller.  Turns out both of us were doing a bit of digging; getting old email addresses (mostly mine from former employers) and what not.  We then come to two weeks before this past Christmas.

And this little thing called "Facebook."

And I get from her a message after seeing if she would remember me; and would she like to stay in touch this time.  She most certainly did.  She's now a mom of 3, her husband is now ex-military; and she's living a great life.  And I haven't been that much of a slouch in the life department either, it turned out!  I'll tell all of you something; she has become one of those dear friends that we get in life.  It's that friendship that goes beyond just hanging out, to the point you consider them family.

As the song goes, "Friends come and go; its the special few you need to hold onto."  I regretted we didn't stay in touch; as we both missed out on a lot of each others lives.  But, Kris put it to me when I said I'm sorry we didn't stay friends.

"Tim, we've always been friends.  Our friendship was just on pause until we could get back to it."

When things have gotten tough for either of us; the other one not only knows but knows exactly the right time to call or send an email or a facebook joke or whatever.  We've spent countless hours talking; when she came back home to Illinois this spring, our children played together (and Kris and I both had one of those awesome moments, seeing her daughter hold my son's hand.)  And we both have two AMAZING spouses who put up with the hours of chat, the laughs and jokes that nobody else gets, and that when we've had bad moments, both spouses have suggested "Maybe you should give Tim/Kris a call and just be silly for an hour or two." 

And when I've had days like I had today (see the commentary about being stiffed for a full month on back pay in the PO thread) I know that the next time I get to chat with Kris, its going to make that level of stress seem so damn trivial and that the good things in life, like friendship, and walks, and laughter outweigh those stressful, frustrating, and sometimes dark moments in life.

One regret still I had is that due to her parents; I never took her to a dance.  Not even a simple Friday night 'open gym' music night at the high school and had one dance.  And I like to dance.  Might even consider myself not half-bad at it.  And she never got to go to one, ever. 

But the beauty of a friendship that can be put on pause?  Is that, in mentioning that, the two of us look forward to the day that (if the opportunity doesn't arise before then) that at the first wedding of one of our collective four kids (and Good Lord, if its my boy?  I'm going to be a bit concerned, as he's the youngest of the four!) we're going to finally have a dance as two great friends.

Ok, I don't know if this makes up for my four or five "complain about life" posts.  I don't think it needs to.  But just remember; when life seems to keep kicking you right between the legs in 'Mr. Happy' gentlemen (ladies, think about it....ok, you got what I'm saying   :wink: ) just close your eyes.  Think about that one friend you've got that that you, without a second thought, would walk through fire for; and vice versa.  Might even make a point of calling or emailing or chatting with that person. 

If a man's worth can be measured by those he calls friend; I know I'm a rich man, as I might not be Mr. Popularity come the 20 year reunion.

But I've got a handful of friends like Kris who not only will I walk through anything for; but they have and will do the same for me.

Hope this brings a smile to someone's face or it makes you count the blessings your been given.  And if it did; then mission accomplished.

Smile everyone; as the same song said, "Dance.  Even if you have no place else to do it, except your own living room.  Read the directions, even if you don't follow them."

 :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav July 10, 2009, 06:43:12 AM
Getting to see amazing sights in countries and cultures so very different from your own.

this i agree with :) the "far from civilisation" bit not so much  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Geckilian July 10, 2009, 01:03:38 PM
Certain things that arrive in the post.... gah, MUST PAINT.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 10, 2009, 04:13:37 PM
funny things with babies in them.  a new Evian ad doing the rounds on You tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PHnRIn74Ag
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin July 10, 2009, 04:37:24 PM
sally... do you and kev not speak to each other? http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=439.msg185605#msg185605


;)

: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers July 10, 2009, 04:38:39 PM
sally... do you and kev not speak to each other? http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=439.msg185605#msg185605


;)



They are married  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin July 10, 2009, 04:41:50 PM
sally... do you and kev not speak to each other? http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=439.msg185605#msg185605
;)

They are married  :D

we only have their word for that!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 10, 2009, 07:11:51 PM
sally... do you and kev not speak to each other? http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=439.msg185605#msg185605


;)



yup...must be a case of 'great minds think alike'
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin July 10, 2009, 10:29:22 PM
yup...must be a case of 'great minds think alike'

cough cough... fools seldom... cough cough
: Re: Things that make you happy
: hawkins July 11, 2009, 07:46:47 AM
Finding out that I'm expecting the arrival of another pair of feet in the new year...

At the moment feeling a bit  :shock:  That and the heat is near killing me, no matter how scantlily clad I seem to be.


Congradulations!!!
 :lalala: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 11, 2009, 08:30:27 AM
Finding out that I'm expecting the arrival of another pair of feet in the new year...

At the moment feeling a bit  :shock:  That and the heat is near killing me, no matter how scantlily clad I seem to be.
A new drummer is arriving! Congratulations!  :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi July 11, 2009, 06:16:39 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30289234&l=5e7f90fd55&id=1392125486
Like I said, an adventure

 :lol: Cool, but that's no adventure!  This is an adventure :yup: :
(http://www.pbase.com/nosferatu/image/102089436/original.jpg)

Getting to see amasing sights in countries and cultures so very different from your own. Where the thrill is the challenge as well as the experience.

Spending days/weeks away from civilisation (and even roads) and really experiencing the landscape and all it holds. After days of trekking, climbing to the top of a 5000m plus pass and seeing the world stretched out before you:
(http://www.pbase.com/nosferatu/image/102089337/original.jpg)

Also the anticipation and associated fear/thrill of your next big adventure. ...10 weeks until I'll be in Bhutan trekking for 4 weeks!  :boing:

Receiving a parcel full of mini goodness from the other side of the world.

Getting into the mini painting groove where everything just works and you can spend a whole day on a project and wonder where the hours have gone (unfotunately this one is rare for me at the moment).

...and of course doing all that stuff with my wife (except the mini deliveries!  :angrywife:)  :whistle:

Wonderful! Wish I knew someone who'd come along on trips like these. I'm forced to do all trekking on my own, which is great to though. Planning on Swimming and walking around Crete sometime in the future. Just a wetsuit and light packing. I'll swim the greater parts and walk along the many nice footwalking areas (most of those are on the south coast where waters are also more risky for swimming due to currents. I expects it to take at least two months or so.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 14, 2009, 08:47:49 PM
Finding out that the 18 day marathon of night shifts has finished and you have 5 days off !  :boing: :boing: :boing:
Oh and getting into work last night and finding two female members of staff wrapping each other up in catering cling wrap......................best not to ask !  :lol:
I was going to have a go about wasting the stuff but we have another 4 rolls in the cupboard and I wasn't complaining.......... :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon July 15, 2009, 12:01:35 AM
Finding out that I may be going to be a dad. Have yet to recover from the surge of emotions. Also finding new music that I like such as Covenant, VnV Nation,Luca Turilli and deathstars. Looks like I'll be building a nursery.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 15, 2009, 02:48:19 AM
Finding out that I may be going to be a dad. Have yet to recover from the surge of emotions. Also finding new music that I like such as Covenant, VnV Nation,Luca Turilli and deathstars. Looks like I'll be building a nursery.

That anticipation is awesome feeling.  Hope a: it gets confirmed that a baby is on the way and b: welcome to the club.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: coneman July 15, 2009, 06:12:10 AM
Doing my tax return and finding out I will be getting a nice chunk of it back :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Martini Henrie July 15, 2009, 09:05:26 AM
Playing a good friendly game over some (soft) drinks.  Makes for some laughs and good conversation.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon July 15, 2009, 05:57:49 PM
will find out on sunday if I am ging to be a dad.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Martini Henrie July 15, 2009, 06:16:09 PM
I found out I only pay for my car insurance 10 months of the year  :lalala: So I proptly spent my 'saved' money on HF and Heresy modelling crack  :drevil2: (I should have saved it for food and petrol, but that would be BORING)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav July 15, 2009, 11:46:35 PM
management's grasp of English:
Looking forward to seeing on gaps going forward!
for some reason had me laughing out loud!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Big Boris July 16, 2009, 10:00:28 AM
http://www.stumbleupon.com/toolbar/#9r8XKj/lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix/

Waste time to your heart's content with this simple to use tone generator. Start simple and then get as complicated as you like. You can even put your name in if it's short enough!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Carcharoth July 16, 2009, 01:06:49 PM
@Somatican - I hope the news is good for you!

I guess here is a good place to say that we are also expecting a baby. On the first of January (stupid due date...). :D
Very excited at the fact, and seeing the ultrasound scan was fantastic (about four hours after my plane landed from Toronto - I was somewhat nervous before the flight that there would be delays!). Jules has been suffering a wee bit from the old morning sickness though, which i guess makes her a bit less happy...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: coneman July 16, 2009, 01:26:41 PM
Congratulations to all you soon to be parents. :applause:

My son was born on Jan 1st at 12:02am, first born in the state which had us in front of a tv camera, still looking the worst for wear, at 10am and handed a state bank account for him with $5000 in it plus a whole bunch of other baby items.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 16, 2009, 07:28:42 PM
Congratulations to all you soon to be parents. :applause:

My son was born on Jan 1st at 12:02am, first born in the state which had us in front of a tv camera, still looking the worst for wear, at 10am and handed a state bank account for him with $5000 in it plus a whole bunch of other baby items.


That's very cool.  Aren't they great, though?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Jubal July 21, 2009, 03:47:31 PM
Knowing I have or am going to make someone else happy I guess.
I do a lot of programming and game modding stuff which I find fun, but it's particualrly good knowing someone else will enjoy it too..  :D

Congrats to the parents here, I hope you don't mind if I say that I sincerely hope I won't join you anytime soon as I'm still only fifteen.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Nosferatu July 21, 2009, 11:08:21 PM
Congrats to the parents here, I hope you don't mind if I say that I sincerely hope I won't join you anytime soon as I'm still only fifteen.

 :metoo:  :lol: I'm with you there!




...I'm only 38!
  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 22, 2009, 12:08:39 AM
Finding out my best friend is coming for a visit this weekend!!!!

 :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 23, 2009, 10:37:46 PM
Not only will my friend get here tomorrow; today I got to watch a bit of sports history.

My favorite pitcher, Mark Buehrle, threw a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox today.

(For those who don't follow baseball; a perfect game is when none of the batters from the other team ever reach base.  No walks, no errors, 27 batters, 27 recorded outs.)

Its so rare, that the last one was 5 years ago; and Mark now joins a few select pitchers to have done it.  (Under 20 in the entire history of Major League Baseball.)

Those are RARE moments; and to witness it as not just a fan of the game; but a fan of the team AND the player?  Priceless.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi July 24, 2009, 08:40:37 AM
Very excited at the fact, and seeing the ultrasound scan was fantastic

That's what people say. I've allways been a bit disappointed by that part to be honest. Fuzzy blob... The worst part is how the nurse looks at you expectantly hoping for a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" while I'm just thinking "OK it's a fuzzy blob. Worse resolution than in most computer games". I'm quite satisfied with the final outcomes though  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers July 24, 2009, 09:06:51 AM
I guess here is a good place to say that we are also expecting a baby. On the first of January (stupid due date...). :D

Congrats, welcome to the joys and pain and stress of parenthood!! I hope you don't enjoy free time or sleep.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin July 24, 2009, 12:49:28 PM
Having a wife so cool that she books a surprise week in New York as an early Birthday present!

I'm off to pack!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso July 24, 2009, 01:13:06 PM
Congrats to Somaticon, Carcharoth and their families!  Excellent news...and if anyone says that you get no sleep and lots of stress take no notice, one little smile from your babby will melt all those troubles away :mrgreen:.

@Brandlin - what a bonus!  I've heard that there are some great model shops in NY and that they sell all sorts of Anime/robot kits...you'll be buying loads of those, I'll bet ;).  Enjoy your trip (lucky git)!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Carcharoth July 24, 2009, 01:37:04 PM
Very excited at the fact, and seeing the ultrasound scan was fantastic

That's what people say. I've allways been a bit disappointed by that part to be honest. Fuzzy blob... The worst part is how the nurse looks at you expectantly hoping for a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" while I'm just thinking "OK it's a fuzzy blob. Worse resolution than in most computer games". I'm quite satisfied with the final outcomes though  :wink:

To be honest I'm not sure I want to see more than a fuzzy blob - the points when the scan passed through the skull of the fuzzy blob where disturbing enough (skeleton-baby!). Until that point neither of us could really get our heads around the fact it was happening, and we were trying to be good and not tell too many people in case there were any problems. The scan marked a transition when we could somehow allow ourselves to get excited  :D

We heard bump's heartbeat for the first time yesterday. Not quite a work of mozart, but I liked the rapid little bdum bdum bdum...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 24, 2009, 09:25:11 PM
Heck yeah, got to say it again:

Having lunch with your best friend when she drives close to 6 hours and makes a point to see you is just awesome.  It really is an awesome natural high to have that kind of friend.

I so can't wait to get up to where she lives soon and surprise her with a visit.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl July 26, 2009, 08:36:46 PM
Just got back from best-manning at my brother's wedding(which I maintain is a good excuse for why I only took 4 photos then, but many more when I went to Houseteads).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso July 26, 2009, 09:26:50 PM
What makes me happy?  Everything at the moment...I've drunk lots of port :mrgreen:!

Not only that...I'll soon be back to Blighty!

I'm an Englishman abroad at the moment and I am very much looking forward to moving back to my homeland's bosom...I will be there by the end of the month...AWESOME!

What would make things better...having news of another baby like some of you lucky wotsits...it's not going to happen though (I've been told...NO!).

I'd quite like a puppy instead though :).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 28, 2009, 11:14:11 PM
Here's one from the simple file:

Getting a full week of work.  I haven't worked a full 40 hour week all summer.  Woot!!!! :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers July 31, 2009, 10:07:14 AM
coming home this week and finding that my son has started walking and then him saying bye bye when I left for work the next morning.  I did shed a happy and proud little tear.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman July 31, 2009, 04:38:09 PM
coming home this week and finding that my son has started walking and then him saying bye bye when I left for work the next morning.  I did shed a happy and proud little tear.

They are so wonderful when they do those little things. 
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 31, 2009, 10:02:21 PM
Yeah I agree with that too. My little boy has just learned to wave and clap.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: The Commissar August 01, 2009, 01:30:31 AM
First pay day in a new job - especially when you get a tax rebate as well. Especially when you are in your 40's, have only ever worked for one organisation before and whilst you were unemployed it loked like you were probably past it with no chance of getting a new job.

(and to top it all enjoying what you do now and realising it was only fear that held you back in the past)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel August 01, 2009, 01:54:12 AM
 :metoo:

I know exactly how you feel, Commissar. I was in exactly the same situation in April this year. Congrats.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M August 07, 2009, 11:46:44 AM
It's very nearly the start of the football season. :boing:

And it's only one month to the start of the NFL season as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: helen bach August 07, 2009, 08:27:56 PM
Arranging to see a new(ish) and soon to be nearly favourite - at least for this month - rock band for the measly sum of £8.  :band:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 07, 2009, 08:49:07 PM
Being back in England again...lovely :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 08, 2009, 02:47:51 AM
My new computer that has a Terrabyte of hard drive space, and thats just the start (and then returning after being in town and leaving the house wide open and finding it is still there :oops:)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman August 09, 2009, 07:56:30 PM
Guys, I have the most awesome wife a guy like me could have.

Not only does she put up with the gaming stuff.

Not only does she support me in everything I try and do.

But, in 90 degree heat (approx. 35* Celcius) and 75% humidity she stood for two hours (with our six year old) to get Ozzie Gullien's autograph on a 2005 World Series baseball for me.

Now, for those who don't understand why this would mean that much to me; my favorite baseball team is the Chicago White Sox.  I grew up less than a mile (less than 2K) from the Sox ballpark.  We would walk over from our house to ballgames, and when the Sox would hit home runs, we would run to the backyard to see the fireworks go off.  My grandfather, who my son is named after, was a Sox fan.  My Dad was a Sox fan.  Both of them died prior to 2005 World Series.  It had been since 1959 since the Sox even went to a World Series (which they lost) and hadn't one won since 1918.  It was 88 years without winning the World championship.

Ozzie Gullien played for the White Sox, starting in 1985.  By grandpa got to see him play that season, which he won Rookie of the Year.  My grandad saw him and thought he would go onto to do something great for the White Sox; thinking it would be as a player.  Sadly, Ozzie did not do that as a player, but in 2004 he was hired to manage the White Sox.  In 2005, Ozzie led the White Sox as their manager in first place, wire to wire (meaning over the course of the entire season they were in first in their division) through the playoffs, all the way to winning the Title, losing only once in the post season.  And I sat, with my son on my lap; and watched the final inning end the 88 year drought without a world title.

Ozzie will always have a special place now in Chicago sports history; and as a guy who grew up as a Sox fan? 

He's definitely on my list of guys I wanted an autograph from.  So, now on my entertainment center sits the ball that I've had since 2005, waiting to get his autograph; and it was finally signed because of my loving and dear wife.

Man, is that a great thing to have.  And I'm not talking the ball.

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: weareblind August 10, 2009, 09:47:13 AM
Here we have a proverb: to act like St Thomas. Than means: to control everything. Now, 3 months ago I asked to my mother and wife to control if my wife, after her voluntary resignation, can demand an unemployment benefit. The answer was: not at all!
Well, Saturday I've controlled and, MIRACLE!, mothers and fathers during the first year of life of a newborn children may resign AND they will be treated as they're been laid off. So, tomorrow I will present my request at the local office in Como (my city), for 8 months of wage. Circa 9.000 euro.
AH, THESE WOMEN!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman August 21, 2009, 01:07:19 AM
Ok,

First, today (August 20th) is my birthday.  So, you'd think that would always be a happy day; BUT, here's a little secret.

For most of my life?  I hated my birthday.  And I'm not talking once I got older, no no.  I hated it from like age 8 on.  Thing of it was, first off, my birthday fell as the last of us three kids in my family.  And being the oldest, of course I had to be the most 'understanding' in being patient for mine when the other two had theirs (which wasn't an issue.)  But what was an issue is that, like many of us gamers, I was never one who could be accused of being popular.  Far from it.  But one year, my Mom threw a huge birthday party, invited a bunch of kids from my class (I was in 1st grade, going into second, so say 7/8 years old) and had the whole house done up with decorations, hats, all of it.  Come the party?

Not a single kid came.  And I'm not kidding, NONE of the invited kids came.  You want to talk about being embarrassed?  Your family all are there, and the only other kids there are your brother and your cousin.

To say the least, I was devastated.  Completely.  I cried the rest of the day.  And once my parents separated, (a few years later) Mom had to work a ton; so I never really had much of a birthday of my own, as it got combined with my two siblings to save money.  [Note, this isn't "I hate my Mom for doing it, far from it.  Even then I understood we were trying to survive, but still doesn't change the fact that you don't get your 'own' birthday.]  That trend did not change when I got married, as my wife shares my birthday with me.  Yep, 13 hours apart.  But as a kid, since birthdays were shared, and with mine coming at the end of the month, the combi-party was usually earlier in the month and I spent most of my birthdays by myself.  It just grew to become just another day; I just was no longer one age and became the next age.

Ok, fast forward to high school and my friend Kris I've told you about (who was a girlfriend when we were kids.)  Anyways.  She found out when my birthday was; and I was turning 14 that year.  And I had told her how much I grew to hate it, and that it just was another day, no more, no less.  Well, she wouldn't stand for that.  So, she baked a batch of cookies, put them in a Yahtzee game box, tied it with white string, then rode in August heat (which was I think in the 90's that particular day) from her house to mine, which was roughly 5 miles one way and gave me the cookies.

Now, this was the first time any other kid did A THING for my birthday.  I have remembered that, every year on my birthday since.  It was an act of kindness that I hadn't experienced from another kid who wasn't related for my birthday.  Heck, maybe that's why I then thought I kinda liked her.   :oops:  But its these simple things that makes the difference in a person's life.

So, how does this relate to today?  I get back from delivering my route; and walk over to my work station.  There, sitting on the ledge, (yep, you guessed it) was an express mail package:

In a Yahtzee game box.  The supervisor on duty wanted me to explain what was so special in a yahtzee box that someone was willing to ship it express mail.  I said, "a good friend sent me that."

I don't know how more simple of a gesture that can show how much a friend loves you; like getting a box filled with cookies, just because.

Thanks Kris.  You're the best friend a guy could ever ask for.

For my best friend; and for how great of a day a birthday can be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hihMJ8Gm-Wg
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl August 21, 2009, 02:40:32 AM
Ok,

First, today (August 20th) is my birthday.  So, you'd think that would always be a happy day; BUT, here's a little secret.

For most of my life?  I hated my birthday.  And I'm not talking once I got older, no no.  I hated it from like age 8 on.  Thing of it was, first off, my birthday fell as the last of us three kids in my family.  And being the oldest, of course I had to be the most 'understanding' in being patient for mine when the other two had theirs (which wasn't an issue.)  But what was an issue is that, like many of us gamers, I was never one who could be accused of being popular.  Far from it.  But one year, my Mom threw a huge birthday party, invited a bunch of kids from my class (I was in 1st grade, going into second, so say 7/8 years old) and had the whole house done up with decorations, hats, all of it.  Come the party?

Not a single kid came.  And I'm not kidding, NONE of the invited kids came.  You want to talk about being embarrassed?  Your family all are there, and the only other kids there are your brother and your cousin.

To say the least, I was devastated.  Completely.  I cried the rest of the day.  And once my parents separated, (a few years later) Mom had to work a ton; so I never really had much of a birthday of my own, as it got combined with my two siblings to save money.  [Note, this isn't "I hate my Mom for doing it, far from it.  Even then I understood we were trying to survive, but still doesn't change the fact that you don't get your 'own' birthday.]  That trend did not change when I got married, as my wife shares my birthday with me.  Yep, 13 hours apart.  But as a kid, since birthdays were shared, and with mine coming at the end of the month, the combi-party was usually earlier in the month and I spent most of my birthdays by myself.  It just grew to become just another day; I just was no longer one age and became the next age.

Ok, fast forward to high school and my friend Kris I've told you about (who was a girlfriend when we were kids.)  Anyways.  She found out when my birthday was; and I was turning 14 that year.  And I had told her how much I grew to hate it, and that it just was another day, no more, no less.  Well, she wouldn't stand for that.  So, she baked a batch of cookies, put them in a Yahtzee game box, tied it with white string, then rode in August heat (which was I think in the 90's that particular day) from her house to mine, which was roughly 5 miles one way and gave me the cookies.

Now, this was the first time any other kid did A THING for my birthday.  I have remembered that, every year on my birthday since.  It was an act of kindness that I hadn't experienced from another kid who wasn't related for my birthday.  Heck, maybe that's why I then thought I kinda liked her.   :oops:  But its these simple things that makes the difference in a person's life.

So, how does this relate to today?  I get back from delivering my route; and walk over to my work station.  There, sitting on the ledge, (yep, you guessed it) was an express mail package:

In a Yahtzee game box.  The supervisor on duty wanted me to explain what was so special in a yahtzee box that someone was willing to ship it express mail.  I said, "a good friend sent me that."

I don't know how more simple of a gesture that can show how much a friend loves you; like getting a box filled with cookies, just because.

Thanks Kris.  You're the best friend a guy could ever ask for.

For my best friend; and for how great of a day a birthday can be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hihMJ8Gm-Wg
I realise it's a bit late, but happy birthday. Have some cake.
(http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/2600_cake.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman August 21, 2009, 03:05:37 AM
I realise it's a bit late, but happy birthday. Have some cake.
(http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/2600_cake.jpg)

It's only 8pm here in the States; so cake is good.  Thanks!  (And that's an awesome looking cake.)
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: Darknight August 21, 2009, 03:20:21 AM
Happy birthday, Frontman! Happy birthday even though your are out west in the Mountains! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman August 21, 2009, 03:33:40 AM
Happy birthday, Frontman! Happy birthday even though your are out west in the Mountains! :)

Actually CST; but I figured it was closer to 8:30 when I posted that it really was.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Darknight August 21, 2009, 12:30:34 PM
Ah, a Plains boy! No wonder your wife is so wonderful!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind August 21, 2009, 02:01:21 PM
Happy birthday, Frontman! Happy birthday even though your are out west in the Mountains! :)
:metoo: :applause: :applause:
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: Hubert August 27, 2009, 12:20:48 PM
Things that make me happy? Not much.... :lmao:
Cooking makes me happy. Finding out that what I've just made is edible, and not poisenous also helps.

After about 15 incredibly tense weeks of waiting, I found out my exam results today. The result(s)? I'm not doomed! :boing:
I also found I have 2 HF figures left to paint - I've been so worried about my exams I actually forgot I had them  :mesostupid: Looking forwards to painting them.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 27, 2009, 01:03:51 PM
I am happy!  I just received an order through from HF filled with lots of lovely minis...BUT ALSO...some special resin bits and pieces that I was really surprised to receive as a gift...and they were Grymn things :mrgreen:.  It's like getting a parcel and then getting another parcel as well...but all together in one parcel!  Sod Christmas, i don't need that any more :mrgreen:!
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: Hasslefriesian August 27, 2009, 02:11:15 PM
So we're a happy bunny today? :whistle:
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: Inso August 27, 2009, 04:39:38 PM
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan August 30, 2009, 05:36:18 PM
What makes me happy? Writing my blog. Today I typed in a review of the book Zombie CSU by Jonathan Maberry. It was, I thought, the best book about zombies I have ever read (and I've read a lot). Imagine my surprise and delight when I got a reply from Jonathan thanking me for my enthusiastic review. I'm walking on cloud nine now with a huge grin on my face!  :D
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: freakinacage August 30, 2009, 08:57:58 PM
i cooked a nice rolled pork roast. the crackling stayed awfully soggy so i blasted it and then i came up beautifully. and the gravy was lush
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: PhilH August 31, 2009, 08:48:59 AM
What makes me happy? Writing my blog. Today I typed in a review of the book Zombie CSU by Jonathan Maberry. It was, I thought, the best book about zombies I have ever read (and I've read a lot). Imagine my surprise and delight when I got a reply from Jonathan thanking me for my enthusiastic review. I'm walking on cloud nine now with a huge grin on my face!  :D

That's great news I enjoyed your review of the book, but to get praise from the author is excellent.

i cooked a nice rolled pork roast. the crackling stayed awfully soggy so i blasted it and then i came up beautifully. and the gravy was lush

I'm very envious now, you can't beat Roast Pork with Crackling. :drool:
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: freakinacage August 31, 2009, 06:23:28 PM
oh yeah it was lush. i had bread to mop up the gravy too but i had gone off. gutted. still i had a gu choc souffle after so i survived!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Martini Henrie September 01, 2009, 03:04:36 PM
Looking on Autotrader for a replacement car (not that I have any real money to spend)  :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Darknight September 01, 2009, 03:13:21 PM
Discovering on a 10 hour car trip to Des Moines that my boss had remembered the AC alternator, so I could run my laptop from the cigarette lighter. Much video game action ahoy as we moved through the oceans of corn in the breadbasket . . . .
: Re: Things that make you happy
: ballistic_bro September 02, 2009, 12:06:02 AM
My five month-old son learning to splash water in the bath, and REALLY enjoying it. Aaaah, simple pleasures! :lalala: :smile:
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: DRAGON September 02, 2009, 08:21:16 PM
Talking of splashing water ............... Anglian water have finally fixed the water leak outside my house !  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Darknight September 02, 2009, 11:26:56 PM
So no more lake? Awww - I thought you were going to be able to offer swimming and water skiing soon!
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: )(ENOLOGY September 03, 2009, 01:35:43 AM
Grads' all-nighter. Eye-brow shaving ahoy! Zip-zip! Serves them right for getting drunk and falling asleep at our grade's party.

Good to hear, DRAGON! Your house might have sank 5 feet afterwards :lol:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl September 03, 2009, 06:52:50 PM
Getting the chance to air one of my really God-awful shirts on my mates stag do this weekend.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman September 05, 2009, 01:43:41 AM
Getting the confirmation call that my copy of Space Hulk can be picked up tomorrow morning.

 :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Darknight September 05, 2009, 01:50:26 AM
Remember, Frontman : Pics or it didn't happen! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman September 05, 2009, 02:20:30 AM
Remember, Frontman : Pics or it didn't happen! :)

LOL.  Some Stateside posters on another forum were saying folks already were getting them from GW stores.  I checked with my local one; and the salesperson (who always shoots straight with me) said, "Not out of our store.  If someone else is doing it, that could be major trouble.  But yours is here, name on the lid."

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Darknight September 05, 2009, 02:43:22 AM
I worked with the infamous (at least within GW itself) individual who was sued, fired, banned, and possibly tarred and feathered for giving away stuff before it was supposed to be released ... including LotR stuff! So, yeah - your GW guy is correct. He would be in serious trouble if he handed stuff out early.
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: freakinacage September 05, 2009, 10:35:03 AM
i got my space hulk on the 3rd. wasn't too happy though as i was woken up at 0720 on the only day when i had a lie in. couldn't get back to sleep then!!!
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: greenstuff_gav September 05, 2009, 12:11:58 PM
i got my space hulk on the 3rd. wasn't too happy though as i was woken up at 0720 on the only day when i had a lie in. couldn't get back to sleep then!!!
:metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: )(ENOLOGY September 06, 2009, 05:09:22 AM
I worked with the infamous (at least within GW itself) individual who was sued, fired, banned, and possibly tarred and feathered for giving away stuff before it was supposed to be released ... including LotR stuff! So, yeah - your GW guy is correct. He would be in serious trouble if he handed stuff out early.

Like that stopped us -- :paranoid:. Had mine since the 1st anyhoo.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman September 06, 2009, 05:20:43 AM
For being one of the larger suburbs in the 3rd largest city in the US; Orland Park only has the GW store itself, and then Hobby Town USA (which is more RC cars and what not than an actual game store.)

It's a tad frustrating, to say the least.

But, I'm happy that dinner got done in enough time for me to get over to the store, exchange the defective/used can of primer and get a crackin'.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl September 06, 2009, 03:36:40 PM
Got through a friend's stag do without major mishaps.
Probably also happy that I won't be through the doors of another lap dancing joint for a good long time.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman September 06, 2009, 11:28:33 PM
Just one simple phrase:

Mastering the airbrush.

Well, ok, mastery is a bit much of an overstatement; BUT, I got an airbrush like 10 years ago as a Christmas present from my brother.  Every time I try to get it to work on projects; I usually wind up far too frustrated and go back to the standard bristle way of doing things.

Now, with the new Space Hulk, I wanted my terminators to rock hard.  I get decent results the old brushworks; but I wanted to keep as much of the detail there so when I go to highlight and well, detail the models I wasn't working over a few thick layers of red.

And I can't stand painting 3 and 4 uber-thin layers, especially in red.

So, airbrush in hand; I kept working on it until I got the mix right, the firing right.

And a very sweet looking red basecoat.

Boo-to-the-yah!!!

 :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake September 07, 2009, 04:42:37 AM
so where are the pics? :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman September 07, 2009, 01:39:11 PM
so where are the pics? :smile:

You want a pic of my airbrush?

(http://image.misterart.com/grouppix/528x352/000/g632.jpg)

It looks like that.  Nothing to write home about.

OOooooh, you meant the miniatures.  Well, let me get more than just a basecoat done.  Simple pleasures for simple minds; but yes, I can crow about getting an airbrush to basecoat.  I swear to you, that....spawn of Satan known as my airbrush must of hated me for years.  It even stabbed me once when I was cleaning it after a failed attempt to use it in 2003. 

But, it worked this time like a charm.  Maybe it wants to play Space Hulk too.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium September 07, 2009, 02:45:15 PM
Since you've began to use it, you should learn how to use it for more than basecoating. You can't paint everything with it (details, etc, have to be brushed), but as far as I know an airbrush can take care of general shading-highlighting.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman September 07, 2009, 04:57:55 PM
Since you've began to use it, you should learn how to use it for more than basecoating. You can't paint everything with it (details, etc, have to be brushed), but as far as I know an airbrush can take care of general shading-highlighting.

Yeah, I know it can be used for washing and shading; but I was low on dark red ink and did not want to waste it experimenting. 

I haven't heard or seen examples of airbrushed highlighting, but it does make sense.  I guess its even further away from the surface/airbrush 'above the model' as it were.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin September 07, 2009, 06:14:52 PM
highlighting is possible but may be beyond your badger airbrush. you need a very fine controllable needle setup.

My brush will do it, but i can't...!

as to shading - you can do that with the airbrush and using a lot less ink or wash than you would use with a brush if you get the control right
: Re: Things that make you happy
: )(ENOLOGY September 07, 2009, 11:20:28 PM
The Grads' All-Nighter coming up later today. Eye-brow shaving for any fool who gets drunk and falls asleep while I'm around. :twisted:

It should be fun. :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: helen bach September 17, 2009, 08:10:09 PM
Finally getting my heraing back to the way it was after seeing a killer band in Birmingham on Tuesday.

(These guys if anybody is interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKA11IEL7C4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKA11IEL7C4))

And it was my little boy's 3rd birthday yesterday too.  Busy, busy week.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers October 02, 2009, 01:00:56 PM
http://www.lep.co.uk/weirdnews/Darth-Vader-conks-out-on.5697357.jp

 :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k October 05, 2009, 01:44:25 PM
Being published again in Irregular Magazine!! :boing:

*Search google if you want to find it.  This post is about me being happy, not an ad! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl October 05, 2009, 02:31:32 PM
http://www.lep.co.uk/weirdnews/Darth-Vader-conks-out-on.5697357.jp

 :D
Of course, what would top that would be if the AA guy could just flick a switch to fix everything, and then go "all too easy".
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Carcharoth October 05, 2009, 02:59:54 PM
Randomly seeing pictures of my sculpts when I'm not expecting them. I was very excited to see one of my sculpts getting a mention in the On The Table (http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2009/10/03/30312) vidcast yesterday morning  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 05, 2009, 03:28:59 PM
ahhh...the Strider!  I saw it but thought it worked a bit like TGN (you let them know about releases) so I didn't think to mention it.

Well...it is worthy of a mention :mrgreen:!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 05, 2009, 03:31:01 PM
What makes me happy?  deciding to put some 15mm WIPs up in my blog and having 2 miniatures companies contact me!  What makes it even more of a shock is that the sculpts were little more than blobs on sticks at the time!

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian October 05, 2009, 03:34:15 PM
"Insomniac Miniatures" are Go!

(Copyright Insomniac 2009 is what I'm putting on the basing tag of your diver, by the way)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers October 05, 2009, 04:12:51 PM
 :thumbup: :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 05, 2009, 09:39:36 PM
"Insomniac Miniatures" are Go!

(Copyright Insomniac 2009 is what I'm putting on the basing tag of your diver, by the way)


COOL!  :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 07, 2009, 12:32:42 AM
a follow up to my p*ssed off rant...
What makes me happy is losing an online auction for $55 and then finding the exact samething onthe next day with a buy now of $35. Woo hoo :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: )(ENOLOGY October 07, 2009, 02:24:57 AM
Lucky bugger! I usually find the next one to be even more expensive on that evil site.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 07, 2009, 04:01:50 AM
I'm using the NZ auction site "trademe" but you need to be either a kiwi or ozzy to use it. Still the same thing happens. I guess it proves the old saying correct, good things come to those who wait. It was the game Fallout 3 by the way. :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: freakinacage October 07, 2009, 10:53:43 AM
I'm using the NZ auction site "trademe" but you need to be either a kiwi or ozzy to use it. Still the same thing happens. I guess it proves the old saying correct, good things come to those who wait. It was the game Fallout 3 by the way. :boing: :boing:
fallout 3 rocks. prepare to loose a BIG chunk of your time
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M October 07, 2009, 12:55:25 PM
I'm using the NZ auction site "trademe" but you need to be either a kiwi or ozzy to use it. Still the same thing happens. I guess it proves the old saying correct, good things come to those who wait. It was the game Fallout 3 by the way. :boing: :boing:
fallout 3 rocks. prepare to loose a BIG chunk of your time
The Game of the Year edition's out soon, but yes, it will eat your life.

It's not as bad for that as The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion though. :blink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 08, 2009, 01:37:51 PM
My son's birthday.  He had a Chuck E. Cheese party.  But for the price, and the over stimulation and the noise, and the frustrations?

It's all worth it when driving him home to hear him say, "Mom?  Dad?  I had an awesome birthday."

: Re: Things that make you happy
: carsjr October 08, 2009, 05:12:46 PM
My son's birthday.  He had a Chuck E. Cheese party.  But for the price, and the over stimulation and the noise, and the frustrations?

It's all worth it when driving him home to hear him say, "Mom?  Dad?  I had an awesome birthday."




:thumbup: 
I hear you!  No matter how stressful it is, seeing my sons' faces make it all go a way!
 :cheers:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi October 11, 2009, 11:28:05 AM
I'm still alive! (barely).
Had to face a choice the other day. Get down on the tubestation with no guessing what might happen or turn left to the shrink. Made the right choice. On sickleave. They call it "burned out". Four years of working with kids that constantly abuse you, throw things at you and hit you while all the way having to be extremely understanding about it takes its toll...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 11, 2009, 01:23:04 PM
Finding out that I'm going to be a Dad again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian October 11, 2009, 03:20:03 PM
I'm still alive! (barely).

Congrats :D

Being an emotional punchbag does get to you. You usually seem fine until it all gets too much and you just flip. Well done for catching it soon enough.

Finding out that I'm going to be a Dad again.

Double Congrats :boing:

How far along?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 11, 2009, 04:02:45 PM
We've guessed at 5 weeks...can't say any more than that until we go to see the doctor...I only found out today :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Martini Henrie October 11, 2009, 10:02:25 PM
Meeting Kev at Derby.  'Nuff said  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 18, 2009, 10:35:39 PM
Seeing so many friendly faces at my 20th high school reunion.  I had a great time.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi October 19, 2009, 05:58:21 AM
Not having a school reunion... ever... is something that constantly fills me with joy...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian October 19, 2009, 09:25:32 AM
 :lol: Same here.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel October 19, 2009, 09:29:30 AM
Not having a school reunion... ever... is something that constantly fills me with joy...
:lol: Same here.
I attended once, big mistake. They were just... alien. Brought back memories... never again!

I never enjoyed high-school.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian October 19, 2009, 09:42:31 AM
I never enjoyed high-school.

I was always in the geeky crowd at school, so most of the rest of the people I went to school with looked down their noses at us. Those of my friends that I kept in touch with after school decided to believe the lies my ex-wife told everyone when we split up and don't seem to want to reply to my emails now.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi October 19, 2009, 12:24:29 PM
Me I'm just generally allergic to nostalgia. Burn all bridges and move on is more my kind of thing.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin October 19, 2009, 12:39:53 PM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

unfortunately one of those aspirations is more real than the other.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind October 19, 2009, 01:11:01 PM
Me I'm just generally allergic to nostalgia. Burn all bridges and move on is more my kind of thing.
Me too
"Burn the bridge behind you
leave no retreat"
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: Chris_M October 19, 2009, 02:22:57 PM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

unfortunately one of those aspirations is more real than the other.
And considering Ms Beckinsale's married...

Personally, it'd be the day I owned Aston Martin itself for a school reunion.

University though - either my course or the American Football team - that'll be more like the day they announce it for will be the day I'm there. :silly

And Kev, think of it this way, if they don't want to talk to you, that's their loss, not yours.
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: Ajsalium October 19, 2009, 03:02:44 PM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

You're a man of fine taste, sir. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin October 19, 2009, 03:30:22 PM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

unfortunately one of those aspirations is more real than the other.
And considering Ms Beckinsale's married...

So am I, but Mrs Brandlin and I have an understanding regarding Kate and George Clooney, Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrel... in fact I think that also includes Pierce Brosnan and should they invent rejuvenation Sean Connery too.

Actually, thinking about it, I seem to have the bad end of that deal...
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: greenstuff_gav October 19, 2009, 04:48:48 PM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

this is The Closest I've Been To Any Astin (http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs094.snc1/4691_105906877649_529702649_2725104_6479055_n.jpg).. my cousin went to the end-of-school-disco (i refuse to call it a Prom!) in this baby :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 19, 2009, 10:19:57 PM
Last time I share anything positive.  Wow.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin October 19, 2009, 11:32:35 PM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

this is The Closest I've Been To Any Astin (http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs094.snc1/4691_105906877649_529702649_2725104_6479055_n.jpg).. my cousin went to the end-of-school-disco (i refuse to call it a Prom!) in this baby :D
I was lucky enough to work for AM for 6 months whilst doing my masters degree... got to drive a few prototypes and other fun stuff... made it a life aim to own one.  It's not going well.
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: MightyAl October 20, 2009, 12:53:33 AM
The day i can afford to hire an Aston Martin DB9 and I have kate beckinsale for a date i'll go back to a school reunion.

this is The Closest I've Been To Any Astin (http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs094.snc1/4691_105906877649_529702649_2725104_6479055_n.jpg).. my cousin went to the end-of-school-disco (i refuse to call it a Prom!) in this baby :D
I was lucky enough to work for AM for 6 months whilst doing my masters degree... got to drive a few prototypes and other fun stuff... made it a life aim to own one.  It's not going well.
Euro Millions jackpot is supposed to be £50m this week...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin October 20, 2009, 02:38:55 AM
£50m wouldn't keep it in petrol and tires for a year... :(
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 20, 2009, 07:14:05 AM
Last time I share anything positive.  Wow.

I think school reunions are a Marmite thing...some people really enjoy them and the nostalgia they bring, other people can't stand them.

I'm glad you enjoyed your reunion and that you got to meet who you wanted to from your school days :mrgreen: .

Don't get disheartened...it's just the subject matter is a bit bi-polar.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian October 20, 2009, 09:14:33 AM
Last time I share anything positive.  Wow.

Sorry. I didn't mean to take anything away from your positive experience.
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: Mr Teufel October 20, 2009, 09:48:46 AM
Last time I share anything positive.  Wow.
I'm sorry, too. Hot-button topic. But my response was totally out of line in a "feels-happy" thread. My apologies.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 20, 2009, 11:08:22 PM
Glad you guys saw it was a bit much.  Things that make someone happy shouldn't be the subject of negativity.  I mean, for some being home with their spouse snuggling and watching a movie might be the joy of joys; but then again, if my wife was trying to make me watch "Pretty Woman" that would be sheer horror.  ;)

No harm, no foul guys.  I had a blast. 

Good times were had by all; and it just was great to see old faces.  I wasn't popular in high school, and the friends I had then I did keep in touch with many of them; but to see some people I haven't seen in 20 years come up and give a hug and not let go?

That's one of those moments that you'll hold onto forever.

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: exilesjjb October 21, 2009, 05:01:03 AM
what makes me happy is getting home after a nightshift and being greeted by 2 happy Scotties. Giving my wife her morning cup of tea and a kiss then heading out with my Scotties for a good long walk.
 Also painting figures I find it very zen like (daft I know but I feel that every time)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi October 21, 2009, 07:57:03 AM
Glad you guys saw it was a bit much.  Things that make someone happy shouldn't be the subject of negativity.  I mean, for some being home with their spouse snuggling and watching a movie might be the joy of joys; but then again, if my wife was trying to make me watch "Pretty Woman" that would be sheer horror.  ;)

No harm, no foul guys.  I had a blast.  

Good times were had by all; and it just was great to see old faces.  I wasn't popular in high school, and the friends I had then I did keep in touch with many of them; but to see some people I haven't seen in 20 years come up and give a hug and not let go?

That's one of those moments that you'll hold onto forever.



Yeah didn't mean to take anything from you either. In fact I've got a meeting set up with my main antagonist bully from school (at his request, he wants to make up for bad things he did in his childhood) and I'm kind of looking forward to that. The arrangers of it all are scriptwriters in fact doing research for a thriller in which a bully doing that same thing is murdered by one of his old victims... No risk of that in this case though  :wink: I think the meeting will be much harder for him than for me.

For zen-like experiences I go scubadiving. I do my daily forty minutes of zazen (mostly out of habit) but really the real zenexperiences come from diving. Not sculpting though, that's more like constant problemsolving and - even though I love it - not very zenlike but quite quite stressing.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav October 21, 2009, 08:08:39 AM
what makes me happy is getting home after a nightshift

getting home from a nightshift to find good comments on a set of sculpts and a couple of commissions  :lalala:
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: MightyAl October 21, 2009, 10:05:36 AM
My dad turns 60 today, so no more worrying what to get him for his birthday(this year)!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 21, 2009, 01:22:42 PM
Glad you guys saw it was a bit much.  Things that make someone happy shouldn't be the subject of negativity.  I mean, for some being home with their spouse snuggling and watching a movie might be the joy of joys; but then again, if my wife was trying to make me watch "Pretty Woman" that would be sheer horror.  ;)

No harm, no foul guys.  I had a blast.  

Good times were had by all; and it just was great to see old faces.  I wasn't popular in high school, and the friends I had then I did keep in touch with many of them; but to see some people I haven't seen in 20 years come up and give a hug and not let go?

That's one of those moments that you'll hold onto forever.



Yeah didn't mean to take anything from you either. In fact I've got a meeting set up with my main antagonist bully from school (at his request, he wants to make up for bad things he did in his childhood) and I'm kind of looking forward to that. The arrangers of it all are scriptwriters in fact doing research for a thriller in which a bully doing that same thing is murdered by one of his old victims... No risk of that in this case though  :wink: I think the meeting will be much harder for him than for me.

For zen-like experiences I go scubadiving. I do my daily forty minutes of zazen (mostly out of habit) but really the real zenexperiences come from diving. Not sculpting though, that's more like constant problemsolving and - even though I love it - not very zenlike but quite quite stressing.

Well, think about it this way (as I had my share of bullies throughout my education plying their beatdowns on me.)

Do you really think after 20 years that a: they might be the same way?  (and sadly, some are still raging red rectums) and b: if they were still the same way, they'd risk jail time to beat you up now?

Nah, the folks I didn't get along with then, by and large; were all around the bar.  The people who were there to have a good time and not just drink mingled and talked and laughed (and cried.  We've lost 5 fellow students since 1989.)  But for the most part, it was all just good times and good company.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: hatherley October 21, 2009, 09:09:17 PM
Seeing my last mortgage instalment leave my bank account this month! :boing:
That's a nice little monthly amount by which I'll be better off from November!
Plus the house is now all mine! :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON October 21, 2009, 09:42:04 PM
Getting a new computer built and apparently I should be able to control a shuttle mission with it ! Far more powerful than I actually need but it is a really good price...............  :whistle:
Only problem is I have to wait until January  :tantrum:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 21, 2009, 09:53:54 PM
Seeing my last mortgage instalment leave my bank account this month! :boing:
That's a nice little monthly amount by which I'll be better off from November!
Plus the house is now all mine! :thumbup:

This is one of my favorites, bar none.  As many times, when the title and paperwork is finalized, the lending institution sends it out certified; so the customer has to sign for it.  I get such a buzz when that person signs for the envelope, and I get to hand it to them.  The final step in a long investment that a person makes, and I get to be the one to hand them the deed as it were.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 22, 2009, 01:51:35 AM
Seeing my last mortgage instalment leave my bank account this month! :boing:
That's a nice little monthly amount by which I'll be better off from November!
Plus the house is now all mine! :thumbup:

This is one of my favorites, bar none.  As many times, when the title and paperwork is finalized, the lending institution sends it out certified; so the customer has to sign for it.  I get such a buzz when that person signs for the envelope, and I get to hand it to them.  The final step in a long investment that a person makes, and I get to be the one to hand them the deed as it were.
I can't wait for it to be my turn! a good 30 years away but I'm fixed at a really low interest rate at the moment so things are still good :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: coneman October 22, 2009, 06:25:20 AM
Seeing my last mortgage instalment leave my bank account this month! :boing:
That's a nice little monthly amount by which I'll be better off from November!
Plus the house is now all mine! :thumbup:

I had this happen a few months ago, congratulations  :applause: on OWNING your home.

I just did a pay balance transfer to my CC and am now 100% debt free  :boing:, I owe no one any money not even the utilities people, they are all in credit.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind October 22, 2009, 10:55:50 AM
Good news! I'll have debts with my parents and my associate for 3-4 years. But no banks, nononono  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi October 22, 2009, 11:10:44 AM
Just bought something that I actually couldn't afford - new BCD and drysuit - so it's my first ever bankloan though very small. Well worth it since my old drysuit leaked so that at my last dive with it I thought I would remain down there at 20 meters depth because it was all filled with water adding considerably to my weight.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k October 22, 2009, 03:43:21 PM
Off to Wembley at the weekend to see another regular season NFL game.  Excited already and we don't leave for "that London" until Saturday! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M October 22, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
Who you supporting then? As a Miami fan, it's got to be the Bucs for me.

Two weeks tomorrow, I go over to the US for a week and a half on my annual pilgrimage to watch some games there (we start with Navy at Notre Dame :)).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 23, 2009, 10:55:12 PM
Another week in the books; closer to the holidays; and just hearing a good song or two to put you in a good mood.

Today's song was John Barrowman singing "Man of La Mancha."

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: Graeme October 24, 2009, 10:02:14 PM
Played 'Federation Commander' for the first time in ages, didn't even notice the time passing. "What do you mean it's time to go home, can't be 10pm already"? Quite possibly the first time I've been happy all year.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alrith72 October 24, 2009, 10:48:17 PM
Off to Wembley at the weekend to see another regular season NFL game.

Ditto.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav October 25, 2009, 10:45:17 PM
seeing the look of confusion on the next shift when he came into work an hour early  :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman October 26, 2009, 01:33:54 AM
Off to Wembley at the weekend to see another regular season NFL game.

Ditto.

Sorry it was a one sided game; but you did get to see a few sure-fire Hall of Fame players play.  (Tom Brady, Randy Moss; both will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day.)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 26, 2009, 09:56:52 AM
seeing the look of confusion on the next shift when he came into work an hour early  :lmao:
hee hee hee. i remember doing that myself once. Usually started work at 6 in the morning so the sun still wasn't up. I woke in the middle of the night around 2ish. got up had a shower got into my work clothes when my mum (living at home while studying and working) told me the time. Extra couple of hours sleep was awesome.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 27, 2009, 03:21:30 AM
Just became a fully registered teacher. :worshipme: Woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo :D :D :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M October 27, 2009, 09:27:28 AM
seeing the look of confusion on the next shift when he came into work an hour early  :lmao:
hee hee hee. i remember doing that myself once. Usually started work at 6 in the morning so the sun still wasn't up. I woke in the middle of the night around 2ish. got up had a shower got into my work clothes when my mum (living at home while studying and working) told me the time. Extra couple of hours sleep was awesome.
One that ties in with the NFL at Wembley.

Went to the game two years ago (the New York - Miami one), - we're sat in the stadium, and I asked what time kick off was (because I'd forgotten). On being told 5 o'clock, I looked at my watch and said "well, that's now".

Yes, I'd not set my watch back, D'OH! :D

Edit: typo fixed :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 27, 2009, 09:47:10 AM
Just became a fully registered teacher. :worshipme: Woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo :D :D :D

Well done that man!  Congratulations and I hope you find work in the education subject/level of your choosing :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind October 27, 2009, 08:48:56 PM
Just became a fully registered teacher. :worshipme: Woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo :D :D :D
Teacher of... what?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian October 27, 2009, 10:41:25 PM
Children.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 28, 2009, 12:50:52 AM
I've had to do 2 years teaching in a school (year 8's, last year of primary school over here, they are 12 and 13 year olds). Now that thats under my belt I'll be looking for work elsewhere. I have the right to be picky about where I apply for jobs now. Get away from some of the more mouthy ones.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k November 05, 2009, 05:52:13 PM
Sorry to everyone who replied to my NFL post!  It was a great game and I really enjoyed it - most of all because I'm a Pats fan, anyway :) 

@alrith72: Sorry Al.  If I'd thought to ask if you were going we could have tried to meet up at least to say Hi.  But then I might only have complained that you're beating the hell out of me on the fantasy football! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat November 06, 2009, 07:55:16 PM
Just had an excellent phone interview.  Not the kind of work I want, but it should pay handsomely.

Handsomely enough to fund the kind of work I want to do, even.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alrith72 November 06, 2009, 08:10:03 PM
Sorry to everyone who replied to my NFL post!  It was a great game and I really enjoyed it - most of all because I'm a Pats fan, anyway :) 

@alrith72: Sorry Al.  If I'd thought to ask if you were going we could have tried to meet up at least to say Hi.  But then I might only have complained that you're beating the hell out of me on the fantasy football! :)
Was a good atmosphere this year, bit of a one sided affair but i had a good view of thr Bucs cheerleaders so it was all good  :smile:.
Fantasy football is going well isn't it :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 08, 2009, 01:22:45 AM
Just had my son's first birthday party and it went great. No problems with anything. My son is allergic to wheat, dairy, eggs and nuts and it was an allergen free party. All the guests were amazed at the variety of allergen free food we had. I'm Soooooooooooooo full!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: freakinacage November 08, 2009, 09:24:17 AM
legally being able to buy explosives...not that i have, i don't have garden big enough for a fireworks display but still...one day...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon November 08, 2009, 09:08:04 PM
managing to complete my first two assignments for uni in time
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gen.Steiner November 10, 2009, 11:16:19 PM
My son is allergic to wheat, dairy, eggs and nuts

So am I!  :D

What makes me happy...

Seeing my wife smile
Seeing my son, in general!
Toy soldiers.
Painting.
Dog, the labrador.
Relaxing.
Planning to get more toy soldiers.
Getting toy soldiers.

Most of all, though, my wife and son make me happy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 11, 2009, 02:41:32 AM
My son is allergic to wheat, dairy, eggs and nuts

So am I!  :D


It is amazing how much is out there to substitute for these products and how little you actually miss them when there gone. My wife has had to go all of this stuff free since she is still feeding him, which pretty much means I do too. Still my little boy is a bundle of joy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman November 11, 2009, 08:37:19 PM
picking up a new computer after the old one crapped out.  Nice to be up and running once again!

Missed ya'll!!!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl November 11, 2009, 10:28:09 PM
New TV arrived today. It seems I'm not supposed to ice skate on the packaging(at least, that's what one of the 'don't do this' things looks like, anyway).

Ah well. Maybe get it set up tomorrow.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: eastman November 12, 2009, 10:13:35 AM
Well last weekend was an example of things going well -

Saturday afternoon - great photoshoot with 4 models (I had worked with 3 of them before)
Saturday night - "Ska is dead 4.2" music festival (I always love seeing the Toasters on stage, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Mustard Plug)
Sunday afternoon - wine tasting with a group of friends, followed by dinner and board games with a subset of the wino group

Best weekend I've had in quite a while.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ryan November 15, 2009, 02:26:59 AM
getting a pretty girls number  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gen.Steiner November 15, 2009, 07:30:04 AM
When my son sleeps through the night!  :yawn: :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind November 15, 2009, 10:42:57 AM
When my son sleeps through the night!  :yawn: :D
I LOVE THIS SENTENCE TOO
This night 11 hours of sleep... ORGASMATRON  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin November 15, 2009, 10:59:55 AM
getting a pretty girls number  :D

Although i'm married so it should be...

gettingseeing a pretty girls number  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gen.Steiner November 15, 2009, 11:45:33 AM
Ridding my top-of-the-range laptop of a FILTHY VIRUS which means I can buy and play Oblivion, F3, HoI3, Total War: Empire and Mass Effect.

HUZZAH!  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: freakinacage November 15, 2009, 11:56:20 AM
Ridding my top-of-the-range laptop of a FILTHY VIRUS which means I can buy and play Oblivion, F3, HoI3, Total War: Empire and Mass Effect.

HUZZAH!  :lalala:

goodbye, it's been a pleasure knowing you. say goodbye to your spare time....
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ryan November 15, 2009, 12:11:28 PM
getting a pretty girls number  :D

im workin on it, a number is a good start  :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alrith72 November 15, 2009, 02:06:25 PM
School reunion last night, i was very "happy", paying the price now though.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gen.Steiner November 15, 2009, 04:10:12 PM
Ridding my top-of-the-range laptop of a FILTHY VIRUS which means I can buy and play Oblivion, F3, HoI3, Total War: Empire and Mass Effect.

HUZZAH!  :lalala:

goodbye, it's been a pleasure knowing you. say goodbye to your spare time....

That's the idea! :D I went 50/50 on Oblivion when it came out with my best mate, and now I can have my OWN copy and I might even get to find half the locations...

...and as for F3, well,  muahahahaha, I've played it just enough to know that I must have it even if the draw distance will be tiny.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: sagunt November 20, 2009, 03:05:32 AM
Dancing verb conjugations with my students.  This has to be one of my luckiest classroom discoveries in years.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi November 20, 2009, 08:38:59 AM
Dancing verb conjugations with my students.  This has to be one of my luckiest classroom discoveries in years.

Sounds interesting :-) Whilw studying japanese I had this idea of making Kanji kata. That is learning chinese signs through tracing them with the bo-stick in effect using it as a huge brush for painting the signs in the air  :smile: body-intellect learning is great!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Twosoc November 24, 2009, 08:56:46 PM
Finding out that even I can do animated gifs! Yay. I'm not stoopid after all.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso November 25, 2009, 05:43:59 PM
The end is in sight...In a couple of months I get to leave my current job (as a glorified travel agent) and go back to what I've been trained for...aircraft work!  YAY!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon November 25, 2009, 07:10:26 PM
Sitting on a sofa surrounded by animals with my wife and 1000 words of a 2000 word essay pegged down and feeling good about the day in general.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman November 26, 2009, 02:03:22 PM
Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and all the trimmings; kids now old enough to entertain themselves.  Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow former Colonists!!!   :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin November 26, 2009, 08:45:32 PM
Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and all the trimmings; kids now old enough to entertain themselves.  Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow former Colonists!!!   :whistle:

Still colonists. We'll be back!  :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: hawkins November 26, 2009, 08:57:33 PM
I prefer the term Loyalists  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: sagunt November 26, 2009, 09:21:53 PM
And separatists carried religious meaning.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman November 27, 2009, 03:08:46 AM
Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and all the trimmings; kids now old enough to entertain themselves.  Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow former Colonists!!!   :whistle:

Still colonists. We'll be back!  :yup:

Sorry about that whole war for Independence thing.   :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl November 27, 2009, 04:02:08 PM
Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and all the trimmings; kids now old enough to entertain themselves.  Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow former Colonists!!!   :whistle:

Still colonists. We'll be back!  :yup:

Sorry about that whole war for Independence thing.   :lmao:
At least tell us you've figured out how to make tea.
Boiling water, d'you see? Not a harbour, and not all the tea you can lay your scruffy mitts on.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman November 28, 2009, 12:55:12 AM
Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and all the trimmings; kids now old enough to entertain themselves.  Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow former Colonists!!!   :whistle:

Still colonists. We'll be back!  :yup:

Sorry about that whole war for Independence thing.   :lmao:
At least tell us you've figured out how to make tea.
Boiling water, d'you see? Not a harbour, and not all the tea you can lay your scruffy mitts on.

Oh we got the tea down pat; the problem is you guys don't know what to do with ale and beer.  Warm indeed..... :blink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso November 28, 2009, 07:34:42 AM
What makes me happy?...IT'S THE WEEKEND! :mrgreen:!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian November 28, 2009, 09:33:31 PM
Being home after a good tradeshow.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M November 30, 2009, 10:08:46 AM
Oh we got the tea down pat; the problem is you guys don't know what to do with ale and beer.  Warm indeed..... :blink:
The warmth helps all the volatile compounds in the beer to vapourise, so you get all the lovely aromas as you drink, which is what gives the majority of the flavour to anything, not what hits your tastebuds.

And there are some good american beers (if I could find somewhere in the UK that sells Yeungling to go, I'd be a very happy man indeed) - it's really the three mass produced extracts of the contents of gnat's kidneys (Budweiser, Miller and Coors) that give it a bad name.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl November 30, 2009, 10:58:45 AM
Thanksgiving Day.  Turkey and all the trimmings; kids now old enough to entertain themselves.  Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow former Colonists!!!   :whistle:

Still colonists. We'll be back!  :yup:

Sorry about that whole war for Independence thing.   :lmao:
At least tell us you've figured out how to make tea.
Boiling water, d'you see? Not a harbour, and not all the tea you can lay your scruffy mitts on.

Oh we got the tea down pat; the problem is you guys don't know what to do with ale and beer.  Warm indeed..... :blink:
Lager is served cold. Ale, on the other hand, should be at or slightly below, ambient temperature. And don't get me started on that monstrosity you folks call 'whiskey'.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso November 30, 2009, 05:21:04 PM
I don't care where I am (whether UK, US or various areas elsewhere), I like my beer warm and my lager cold (but not ice cold), my Guinness plentiful and no spirits...they are the devils work (and they make me do things beyond my control ;) ).

All this UK/US squabbling is irrelevant...people like what they like no matter where they are.

One thing that is really great is a Cafe Mocha from a Green Bean coffee shop.  I'm a Brit but I will back up our US cousins and say that there ain't much better coffee in the world than what you'll find at a Green Bean coffee shop. 
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl November 30, 2009, 06:51:09 PM
I don't care where I am (whether UK, US or various areas elsewhere), I like my beer warm and my lager cold (but not ice cold), my Guinness plentiful and no spirits...they are the devils work (and they make me do things beyond my control ;) ).

All this UK/US squabbling is irrelevant...people like what they like no matter where they are.

One thing that is really great is a Cafe Mocha from a Green Bean coffee shop.  I'm a Brit but I will back up our US cousins and say that there ain't much better coffee in the world than what you'll find at a Green Bean coffee shop. 
Irrelevant, yes. But fun, too.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k November 30, 2009, 07:09:39 PM
Getting a new job! :thumbup:

Was made redundant two weeks last Monday. And now I start in a new position first thing tomorrow morning! :)  Only a three month contract, but there might be chance to extend that if everything goes well :D Yay!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon November 30, 2009, 09:58:04 PM
being teetotal for nine years
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan December 01, 2009, 11:05:21 AM
being teetotal for nine years

Being teetotal for ten years. I certainly don't miss alcohol... nor does my wallet!  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl December 01, 2009, 04:03:09 PM
Opened the first door of my advent calendar this morning.
The chocolate was shaped like a cracker.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers December 01, 2009, 04:56:48 PM
Getting a new job! :thumbup:

Was made redundant two weeks last Monday. And now I start in a new position first thing tomorrow morning! :)  Only a three month contract, but there might be chance to extend that if everything goes well :D Yay!

nice work that man!! Good luck!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 01, 2009, 05:04:28 PM
Getting a new job! :thumbup:

Was made redundant two weeks last Monday. And now I start in a new position first thing tomorrow morning! :)  Only a three month contract, but there might be chance to extend that if everything goes well :D Yay!

nice work that man!! Good luck!

 :metoo:

Also well done to the teetotal crowd.  I take it that it was a tough choice (due to addiction?) and if that is the case, I can commend you for it  :notworthy:.

I know what drink dependency is like...and it isn't fun...but I am able to take it steady now so I can still enjoy a tipple every now and again (and to be honest, I wouldn't want to give up because I enjoy a drink).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon December 01, 2009, 05:17:01 PM
went through a bad patch better now both physically and mentally. I have also started at uni something I never thought I was worthy of doing.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 01, 2009, 05:27:28 PM
went through a bad patch better now both physically and mentally. I have also started at uni something I never thought I was worthy of doing.

EVERYONE is worthy of higher education.  It is merely a case of applying yourself to the task in hand.  Well done for taking the leap :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 01, 2009, 09:29:46 PM
This makes me happy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQmzCgb1gI&feature=popt00gb11

So does this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHAshi4vdbg

And this one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk

I 'd challenge ANYONE nnot to feel just a little bit happier after watching these three.  Sometimes You-Tube demonstrates what is really simple, yet wonderful with clips like these :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman December 02, 2009, 04:31:40 AM
Finding a nylon great coat at Goodwill that looks amazingly like Captain Jack Harkness' coat.  Just need a few buttons....grow about half a foot....regrow some hair....and learn to sing.

:D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 02, 2009, 09:55:22 AM
went to see Alice Cooper at the civic in wolves last night, the support act were ok ish,  But mr Copper was amazing, true vaudervilian entertainment, and practicaly non stop, ( the band did a couple of instrementals while he did some big costume changes) but most of the biggys were there, and the show is realy top rate.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: hawkins December 03, 2009, 09:02:11 PM
The Tea is Red Rose, the Beer is Molson, and dont you worry about that indepenace thing, the loyalists paid em back for ya.....  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon December 03, 2009, 10:52:08 PM
finishing an assignment and listening to my favourite bands [apoptgyma berserk, vnv nation and covenant]
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan December 04, 2009, 11:18:21 AM
@Inso. My teetotalism came about due to the medication I was put on. I was told not to drink alcohol whilst taking some of the tablets I need by my doctor. I was never a big drinker in the first place but I did enjoy a night out at the local with my mates. It was not a hard decision to stop and I don't miss alcohol at all. Now when I go to a pub it just seems normal to ask for a fruit juice and my friends understand. I do understand that for some it would take a great deal of willpower to stop. Anyone who is in that boat and has succeeded have my admiration.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 04, 2009, 11:29:55 AM
@Inso. My teetotalism came about due to the medication I was put on. I was told not to drink alcohol whilst taking some of the tablets I need by my doctor. I was never a big drinker in the first place but I did enjoy a night out at the local with my mates. It was not a hard decision to stop and I don't miss alcohol at all. Now when I go to a pub it just seems normal to ask for a fruit juice and my friends understand. I do understand that for some it would take a great deal of willpower to stop. Anyone who is in that boat and has succeeded have my admiration.

That's cool :mrgreen:...replying to the original post about teetotalism was always going to be a gamble because there are many reasons for doing it...and a lot of them are negative (often VERY negative)...I'm glad I managed to post something about the subject without offending people :). 

I actually think that (even in boozy Britain) there is almost total acceptance of non-drinkers going out to the pub with mates to have a good time now.  A few years ago, teetotallers would have been badgered constantly to have a drink but now it seems that the common sense approach has won through (who the hell are anybody to give you grief on a simple, personal choice?).  On the bright side...A teetotaller can have his/her fruit/soft drinks paid for all niight, just by agreeing to be duty driver...and they are not upset about keeping off the booze.  That's win-win (unless it happens TOO OFTEN ;) ).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 04, 2009, 11:32:29 AM
This one deserves a new post :mrgreen:.

I have been in a job that I have not enjoyed for just over a year :(.

I went to a meeting last night and as of 4th Jan, I will be in a new job and it is one I really wanted! 

I am REALLY HPPY at the moment :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 04, 2009, 03:10:31 PM
 :boing: good to hear that Inso, nothing wears you down like a job you dont like.  Hope fuly well get an update at the start of Jan on the best (non classifed) bits.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 04, 2009, 03:15:48 PM
This is going hear though it should be cut and pasted on this threads evil twin sister ( things that p*** you off) as well.
Just finished watching the BBC4 mars night program on " how to get to mars by A-bomb, " a history of project Orion.  Watching it makes me proud of the inventivness of the scientists, and people involved, both in the hard science and the inventivness of the enginerring.  And in the responsibility of them to turn away from it, when it became nessicary due to the fall out issues.  But id still love to see one lift off.  And the fact that the project has been let die is the reason for the first commit.  If we do not strive we will fall.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 04, 2009, 05:42:34 PM
This is going hear though it should be cut and pasted on this threads evil twin sister ( things that p*** you off) as well.
Just finished watching the BBC4 mars night program on " how to get to mars by A-bomb, " a history of project Orion.  Watching it makes me proud of the inventivness of the scientists, and people involved, both in the hard science and the inventivness of the enginerring.  And in the responsibility of them to turn away from it, when it became nessicary due to the fall out issues.  But id still love to see one lift off.  And the fact that the project has been let die is the reason for the first commit.  If we do not strive we will fall.

Is that where multiple nuclear explosions are focused through a 'jet nozzle' (I'm keeping it very simple)?  If it is, it is a clever idea but I can see why it was given up as a bad job.  Containing and controlling the power created by a nuclear explosion would be quite random (with the slightest of variations in the quality of radioactive material making a huge difference in the power output)...I don't think people would be happy sitting on top of nuclear bombs going off over and over again...all at different power.  Think of the different inertia that would generate.  All of the passengers would be sick!

It is a great idea though (a bit like a super-high-powered pulse jet) and imagination is the root of invention.

Maybe something less random and more predictable would work...dare I say 'artificially created nuclear material'?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: PhilH December 04, 2009, 07:01:40 PM
A bit related to the subject matter of the last few posts, but they have reminded me of the scene from Young Einstein, when he splits the beer atom with a hammer and chisel. :smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apj4QSN8XQY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apj4QSN8XQY)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 04, 2009, 10:10:26 PM
a simple ( its relying on my memory  therefore its simple) explination.
take your 5000 ton space ship ( yes you read the figure right, its that heavy so the bombs only give 10m/s accelleration per bomb)
set of the bomb under it, this pushes against a heavy spring loaded plate, this pushes up the entire ship, the spring system and the inertia of the top part mean that the crew dont feel the judder, as there setting off a bomb every half second or so. ( a standard car engine works by exploding petrol and transfering the shock into the wheels, as it happens quickly you dont feel it ).
the slight variations in explosive power are balance out by the suspension system.
For a better explanation try and track it down on watch again, or youtube, or possibly something like Wiki may have a section.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)
what do you know it does ( link above).

its quite an interesting idea, you have one of these for getting off planet, switch to a project dadelus system to get further speed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Daedalus
then use a bussard ramjet system for inter palnetry speeding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bussard_ramjet
( can you tell its something im interested in??)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav December 06, 2009, 05:16:55 PM
back on topic (sorry, science confussles simple folk like me; we've only just got that new-fangled electrikery in Zomerzet :D )
i was very happy to receive casts of My 54mm Sculpt (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/files/adept_resin.jpg)  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 06, 2009, 05:26:05 PM
Gav, im from (origanly) Avon, dont worry it, at least your home county still exists. :wry:  And tricity in Zomer sets been there for years, it what they make at thouse big buildings at hinkley point etc.
nice looking Dr/surgon/scientist type.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian December 06, 2009, 07:28:21 PM
back on topic (sorry, science confussles simple folk like me; we've only just got that new-fangled electrikery in Zomerzet :D )
i was very happy to receive casts of My 54mm Sculpt (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/files/adept_resin.jpg)  :boing:

I saw that in the workshop. I wondered where it was from :scratchhead:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav December 06, 2009, 09:34:58 PM
thanks; while i'm no Kev White, i was rather pleased  :lalala: even happier people are willing to buy her :lol:
it has taken since August to get 10 copies done   :blink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman December 07, 2009, 01:21:42 AM
Attending a pancake breakfast with Santa and my son, who is 7 and still believes.  It's a pretty magical time still.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin December 07, 2009, 01:55:52 AM
my son took me to one side last week (he is 8 years old) and said. "daddy i know you are santa claus."
I was gutted but then he said "but i know mummy likes me to believe so we'll pretend just to make her happy."

awww he's sooooo cool.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 07, 2009, 02:33:45 AM
That's awesome
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 13, 2009, 03:09:14 PM
just got back from wargamer in brum,  got some more HF stuff assorted figs and a armour cast ruined pick up for me and some bases and a griffon for my wife, and hopefuly Kev will follow through on the discusion we had, ( i may have just got to name a HF mini..ish)
the instructions on how to get there were good, the parking was rammed when we got there ( half 10, still lots of folks on the footie pitchs so not suprising), the sport hall was spacious with out feeling empty, and wile the lighting was a bit orange, it wasnt eye searingly bright or oppresivly gloomy, and there was a good mix of games and traders, and a bring and buy that i managaed to score anouther 1:48 chally tank and for the princly sum of £15 a total of 3 tactical squads of space marines. also some more nids for my wifes army from lesley bits box ( and a good chat) some victoriana stuff, a Mina Harker,  2 MIB, and a Quatermaine,  2 of the black pyramid investigator figs, and a copy of the anstible,  so all in all not a bad haul either.
So a quick hi to Sally as she was at tome today, and a Hi to any one else who went that we missed.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 13, 2009, 03:52:16 PM
Sounds like you had a great time (I haven't been to a trade event since Salute 08...so I envy your good fortune).

I have had my painting bug re-kindled by a single miniature...not HF but a FoD company. 

I needed a spark...and I think that I have finally found it :mrgreen:!

...it's even better that it is at the start of my holidays :).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin December 13, 2009, 06:45:11 PM
I have had my painting bug re-kindled by a single miniature...not HF but a FoD company. 

Hürn?
Twilight?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 13, 2009, 07:33:20 PM
Hürn!  See the gallery :mrgreen:!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 13, 2009, 08:03:55 PM
brill to hear Inso.  and the cat safe and Rocky look good,  as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi December 13, 2009, 10:12:48 PM
my son took me to one side last week (he is 8 years old) and said. "daddy i know you are santa claus."
I was gutted but then he said "but i know mummy likes me to believe so we'll pretend just to make her happy."

awww he's sooooo cool.

My five year old wants to BE santa claus this christmas. NOT that much of a believer ;-)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 14, 2009, 03:31:53 AM
2 and a half days until 6 week break
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind December 14, 2009, 12:26:47 PM
2 and a half days until 6 week break
6 weeks... I'd kill for that...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian December 14, 2009, 12:39:12 PM
So kill. Then you'll get 30 years :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon December 14, 2009, 12:43:45 PM
Getting off uni at the end of the week until 1st of february [apart from two exams] :erm:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind December 14, 2009, 12:44:40 PM
So kill. Then you'll get 30 years :whistle:
Uhm, I'm tempted... and It seems to me that other Italians are tempted...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8411318.stm
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k December 14, 2009, 12:52:46 PM
Its not like there is a shortage of Italians who would like to opportunity to do that, is it? :)  Is there anyone left he hasn't offended?  He makes Boris Johnson seem like an easy life for a PR guy!

Very bad, though - we should hit people - even if they would appear on the face of it to deserve a smack in the mouth.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind December 14, 2009, 05:40:30 PM
Is there anyone left he hasn't offended?
Santa Claus!! Ah no, his dress is red, damned comunist!
Anyway, the man who has hit Mr Berlusconi is psychological ill and under the cures of specialists from 10 years ago.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 15, 2009, 07:09:14 AM
Please don't kill me! :blub:
Even though I have a six week break I still will be going to work for next years preparation.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind December 15, 2009, 08:44:02 AM
Don't worry beefcake, I know no one from New Zealand, so I cannot kill the only friend I have from the other half of the world!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 15, 2009, 10:06:46 AM
I'm in luck then! :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Carcharoth December 15, 2009, 11:21:57 AM
I've got the rest of the week off - that makes me happy :D
Admittedly I do have to spend lots of time shopping and organising as we are nowhere near organised for our baby's arrival! (another reason to be happy) 2 and a bit weeks to go and we have yet to choose a pram... I'm still trying to deny the existence of Christmas (while still being quite excited about it...).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: coneman December 18, 2009, 12:13:39 AM
Not having to worry about work for 4 weeks and the generous bonus that I didnt know about.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 18, 2009, 03:55:04 AM
6 weeks of summer holidays!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman December 18, 2009, 01:06:17 PM
The voices of "Celtic Woman."  Those women are awesome, and incredibly talented.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: sagunt December 19, 2009, 06:35:47 PM
Frontman: listen to Navan.  This is an old recording but if you like Celtic Women, you may also enjoy this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcwR3lXvmis

I'm happy that I have two week's holiday in the Napa Valley.  Sculpting, painting, photography, music, likely some minis, and some time with family.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav December 22, 2009, 01:34:30 PM
i have to admit, that crunch of walking on snow makes me happy :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold December 22, 2009, 03:25:20 PM
YES  :boing: :boing: :boing: just finished the last day of work for the year and they are paying me for having yesterday off with car trouble as well, only 1 present to get for a and then deliver and that's the build up for Christmas over with, can then relax.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 22, 2009, 04:29:07 PM
I'm at home, in the warm, looking out of the window is like looking at the picture on a Christmas card, we only have to pick up the Goose and a brace of pheasant from the butchers and that will be all of the shopping done ...and I'm on my second bottle of beer...I'm happy :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alrith72 December 22, 2009, 04:49:56 PM
Just been promoted at work, not a huge leap in pay and have been doing most of the role for years but it's nice to finally have my efforts recognised.

Also Christmas time with my wife and daughters, doesn't get much better than that.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: ballistic_bro December 28, 2009, 08:18:03 PM
Waking up in hospital on Christmas morning, with my wife and 9month old son (he had a rather nasty eye infection) and realising that "Santa" had crept in and left a pillow case full of toys for our son and a selection box each for mum & dad. :D

It put a little bit of magic back into christmas, especially under the totally unexpected circumstances (being in hospital for our 1st Xmas as a family). And a big cheesy grin on my face. :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman December 28, 2009, 09:23:23 PM
Waking up in hospital on Christmas morning, with my wife and 9month old son (he had a rather nasty eye infection) and realising that "Santa" had crept in and left a pillow case full of toys for our son and a selection box each for mum & dad. :D

It put a little bit of magic back into christmas, especially under the totally unexpected circustances (being in hospital for our 1st Xmas as a family). And a big cheesy grin on my face. :smile:


Sorry to hear the issues needing a hospital stay; but you'll always remember that act of kindness given to you on Christmas morn.

Just when I'm about to give up on humanity; its stories like this that gives me hope.

So, in essence; your story is one that makes me happy!!! :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 29, 2009, 09:22:36 AM
Waking up in hospital on Christmas morning, with my wife and 9month old son (he had a rather nasty eye infection) and realising that "Santa" had crept in and left a pillow case full of toys for our son and a selection box each for mum & dad. :D

It put a little bit of magic back into christmas, especially under the totally unexpected circumstances (being in hospital for our 1st Xmas as a family). And a big cheesy grin on my face. :smile:

That exact same thing happened to me last year. My wife was staying with my son in hospital on Christmas day and she woke up to see a pillowcase with a toy in it too. Thank goodness this year we had christmas at home though, it was also our first xmas as a family.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi December 30, 2009, 07:15:38 PM
The eventual hope of a new girlfriend six months after my divorce. Really makes me happy regardless of how this will turn out. Just feeling that I find someone to feel in love with again is payment enough regardless of wether it will work out or not  :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman January 01, 2010, 01:11:44 AM
The eventual hope of a new girlfriend six months after my divorce. Really makes me happy regardless of how this will turn out. Just feeling that I find someone to feel in love with again is payment enough regardless of wether it will work out or not  :smile:

Hope is always a great emotion.  Hope can be frayed, it can be frail, but it almost never can be defeated.

Good for you.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin January 02, 2010, 12:02:36 AM
frail or battered hope is also the best flavour.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k January 07, 2010, 11:26:51 AM
It is my eldest daughter's first day at school today. Her Mum dropped her off and she said she was happy, settled straight in and didn't even look like she might cry! Yay!!

We'd better make sure she doesn't get lost in the deep snow on the way home, though!! :D

Just before school:
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs187.snc3/19470_262238058689_754883689_4294166_4781177_n.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: carsjr January 07, 2010, 02:46:46 PM
These guys do!  Every day!

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs158.snc3/18544_1306847197672_1425307913_30870697_4596416_n.jpg)

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: weareblind January 07, 2010, 07:00:07 PM
 :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: to all the children
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman January 10, 2010, 04:03:43 PM
It is my eldest daughter's first day at school today. Her Mum dropped her off and she said she was happy, settled straight in and didn't even look like she might cry! Yay!!

We'd better make sure she doesn't get lost in the deep snow on the way home, though!! :D

Just before school:
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs187.snc3/19470_262238058689_754883689_4294166_4781177_n.jpg)

She's adorable!!!

Kids make me smile.  Mine; other people's kids.  Well, as long as they're behaving.  Ill behaved kids aren't enjoyable; but you take my meaning.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k January 10, 2010, 09:46:51 PM
She's adorable!!!

She's a good girl :)  And she's enjoying school already!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman January 11, 2010, 02:17:43 AM
She's adorable!!!

She's a good girl :)  And she's enjoying school already!

The novelty wears off after a bit.  After the winter holiday; my son didn't want to go back.  "Aww, Dad; I like playing video games!!!"
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind January 11, 2010, 09:04:00 AM
After the winter holiday; my son didn't want to go back.  "Aww, Dad; I like playing video games!!!"
He's not wrong, don't you think?  :silly
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk January 12, 2010, 08:09:55 PM
listening to cheesy movie music. I heard both Holding Out For A Hero and Higher & Higher on the radio today.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi January 14, 2010, 05:44:47 AM
Helped two kids to stop fighting, start talking and seperate with a hug. Makes me happy every time.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman January 14, 2010, 11:46:40 PM
Helped two kids to stop fighting, start talking and seperate with a hug. Makes me happy every time.

See, I can get like that.  I do however like to do the following:

My nephew has a mean streak, and tends to bully all of the cousins, including my boy.  A few times, I've caught him looking around then slugging one of the smaller kids.  When I do, I have warned him, "Hit him again and then I get to hit you."

So, next time after I think he wanted to see if I would?

The kid got smacked/cuffed along the back of the head (not a full out, knock him into next week hit, but enough to get his attention/flip his hair.)

When he looked absolutely stunned that I followed through, I leaned over; and with a very quiet tone said, "Just remember; every time you go to hit someone, you run the chance of getting hit by someone bigger."

He has never bullied the other kids when I'm around again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi January 15, 2010, 05:24:42 AM
Heh. Made me smile because In this case BOTH kids are rather the bullying type. And friends... most of the time. These are the guys that end up in trouble most of the time at school... They need a few situations now and then where they, for once, don't.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi January 17, 2010, 12:10:38 PM
Is in love  :smile: And learning spanish (she's from Uruguay though perfectly fluent in Swedish but I've allways wanted to learn spanish)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat January 17, 2010, 10:04:07 PM
Spent the day with my folks.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Beastlord January 18, 2010, 12:27:13 AM
Is in love  :smile: And learning spanish (she's from Uruguay though perfectly fluent in Swedish but I've allways wanted to learn spanish)

That's pretty exciting!  :D

I really want to learn spanish  :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Nosferatu January 18, 2010, 04:35:01 AM
I had no interest in Spanish until I went to Peru. Now, I really want to go back to South America soon and my Spanish is atrocious. I'm just not that good with languages (and I can't roll my "r"s).

What makes me happy today is that Mrs Nosferatu went to the doctors this morning to get some test results. The news could have been really bad, but is good!  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Twosoc January 18, 2010, 04:52:48 PM
Hey Nosferatu, thats really good news, I know how worrying it is when waiting for news of that sort.

On the language front I always wanted to learn Latin. Don't know why though, or Russian, that always sounds cool, I've heard its difficult to pick up though.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi January 18, 2010, 06:44:04 PM
Got quite a few russian cd:s that I like but I don't even know the names of the bands since I can't read russian...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman January 19, 2010, 02:17:27 AM
Actually getting out and gaming a bit.  I haven't played a game in years.  Got in a game of 40K, it was awesome to play.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman January 27, 2010, 11:17:46 PM
On Friday; I'm taking the train with my family and spending the weekend with my best friend and her family.  A weekend filled with snow ball fights, sledding, laughter, a bit of teasing, Doctor Who marathons, food, and fun!

I so can't wait.  Well, I CAN wait.  I'm just not happy about the wait.  Who would be happy about a wait?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 28, 2010, 06:21:02 AM
Where's the jealous smiley?

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Martini Henrie February 05, 2010, 01:57:04 PM
I've got 10 days holiday at the end of the month :boing: :lalala: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman February 05, 2010, 10:31:32 PM
I've got 10 days holiday at the end of the month :boing: :lalala: :boing:

Have a great time.  Enjoy it for all its worth.  Just hope reality treats you better when you get back than it has for me.

(Since this is the "Things that make you happy" thread, I won't derail it.)

Oh, and to add something of happiness even though I'm very overwhelmed right now; seeing my best friend smile the way she did when I got off the train.  Now, granted, she could of been smiling since I got off the train, in the dark in sub-freezing temps wearing a great coat, sunglasses and a flower lei saying, "Oi!  This certainly isn't a tropical destination!!!!"

She certainly had an awesome birthday weekend holiday with all of us there.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 06, 2010, 12:56:46 AM
What makes me happy...work challenges.

I have recently changed jobs; leaving a rotten one and moving on to one I've wanted to do for ages.  It is very stressful, has a huge learning curve and is a huge challenge with the amount of planning that I have to do...I am loving every minute of it :mrgreen:...I actually go home exhausted and am able to get quality sleep (if not as much as I would like).

The down side is that my hobby time is reduced...but I can cope with that as I will eventually start to settle into my job and work won't get in the way so much.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 06, 2010, 10:12:06 AM
Been back at work foraweek and my new class think I'm Awesome. That makes me pretty happy. (they're awesome too which is cool)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon February 10, 2010, 11:06:22 PM
Learning to live with an inoperable health problem. It's never going to go away but I've started to get used to the pain and having to drink lots more water than usual. Also have passed the first semester of my first year at uni!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman February 26, 2010, 10:23:46 PM
Getting a webcam set up so I can talk to friends long distance without feeling like I'm missing anything anymore!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat March 01, 2010, 08:41:11 PM
Going in to a rental house to get equipment for a project being funded by a client.

"I'd recommend getting one of these as well, they can help with signal control."

"Perfect, we'll have that as well then."

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium March 02, 2010, 04:33:37 PM
Seeing that this thread has been made "sticky".

There have been bad things going on lately in my life (love and job), but seeing this "effort" for centering on the positive has made me smiled. And you don't see me smiling all too often nowadays.

Thanks for that. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind March 03, 2010, 01:04:10 PM
Glad to read about your happy new feeling Ajsalium!!
For my part, I'm happy because my wife is finally working again!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi March 03, 2010, 02:23:32 PM
I AM happy.
That makes me happy...  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind March 05, 2010, 12:09:01 PM
I AM happy.
That makes me happy...  :wink:
Tautological!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin March 05, 2010, 03:30:16 PM
I AM happy.
That makes me happy...  :wink:
Tautological!

is that Tau Logic?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi March 06, 2010, 06:38:18 AM
Just saying that most of the time there's no real reason. Some days you just wake up feeling happy. Other days you end up feeling like bumfudge. Today I have a reason. I'll be the ceremony master at a 60 year party. First I'll come up from a hole in the ice and make a water ceremony, then throw fire for the water ceremony, then let up loads of paper lamps into the air for an air ceremony and then the birthday child will plant a tree for the eath ceremony and then I'll make a speed portrait bust of her  :smile:. (Building up a small portfolio of those in the hopes of getting some paid sculpting OUTSIDE of the miniature market - started on a lifesized statue to of a local concert arranger/youth organizer who has been at it for over forty years and really SHOULD have a statue of himself somehwere)) busy day, but fun :-).

The birthday child is a bit of a new age freak. I'm not, but everything for the customer right  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi March 06, 2010, 06:40:47 AM
Also there's real winter here and I've got icediving booked every saturday and sunday for the rest of the month with Dive master exams in between dives  :D :D :D
Happyhappyhappyhappy!!!

AND I'm nourishing hopes of doing an instructors internship in Svalbard! As close as you'll get to the north pole and still ahve SOME normal habitation. Ice bears!  :lalala:

Bumfudge? What's Bumfudge?? I didn't write that...?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 06, 2010, 08:59:45 AM
Just bought a second hand GW Zombie Dragon for $NZ16, thats about 7 pounds. What a deal! It's already got paint on it.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON March 06, 2010, 04:47:59 PM
I have just been proved right at work on several issues - shame no-one wanted to listen in the first place !
You wouldn't believe how happy it makes me !¬  :rofl3:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k March 06, 2010, 11:46:00 PM
Paid a visit to Castle Hasslefree this afternoon. Kev, Sally and the kids (and the dogs) were all lovely and very generous with their time in letting me see lots of the lovely things they have there!  Even got some ace modelling tips from Sally and saw lovely new minis, including OGrymn nothing at all of interest to anyone ;) The new (b) adventurers are very nice, though! Especially Tony (b)! :D

Mightily impressed with the new facility they built in the garage! Highly organised, with just a thin veneer of natural chaos over the top! :D But who'd have though Kev was a Tau player? :huh?: That was Kev who showed me his Tau army, right, Sally? :D

I hope the kids enjoy the books! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weirdwolf May 12, 2010, 04:44:14 AM
Just making my morning cuppa at work & getting ready to climb to the top of the hill to watch the sun rise... :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: x42 May 17, 2010, 06:12:52 PM
My latest descendent, Irene, who arrived today at 11.30.  At last a great grandchild I can fuss over and not continents away like the other three.

x42
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind May 17, 2010, 08:35:33 PM
My latest descendent, Irene, who arrived today at 11.30.  At last a great grandchild I can fuss over and not continents away like the other three.

x42
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman May 17, 2010, 09:38:43 PM
My latest descendent, Irene, who arrived today at 11.30.  At last a great grandchild I can fuss over and not continents away like the other three.

x42

AWESOME!!!!!  Congrats!!!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weirdwolf May 17, 2010, 10:11:49 PM
My latest descendent, Irene, who arrived today at 11.30.  At last a great grandchild I can fuss over and not continents away like the other three.

x42

Congrats to you & your family X42... :applause: :applause:. Wishing good health... :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold May 18, 2010, 01:23:49 AM
 :applause: congratulations
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium May 18, 2010, 02:03:43 AM
:metoo:

You can tell the parents that job was a good 'un.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON May 18, 2010, 09:02:18 PM
 :metoo: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin May 25, 2010, 07:36:21 PM
my cat "blue" is back from the vets, minus some teeth, but far happeyer than hes been for a bit.
hes mogging round and trying to remember where evrything is.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON May 28, 2010, 07:12:47 PM
I don't have to go back to work until 13th of June - you wouldn't believe how happy that makes me !  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 03, 2010, 11:39:29 AM
Just finished my mid year school reports. Woo hoo, and I also had enough time afterwards to finish off dragon age: origins before I now head off to bed. One day to go then a three day weekend too, i just gets better and better.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mrephunk June 03, 2010, 07:12:42 PM
 :woohoo!:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weirdwolf June 04, 2010, 12:08:17 AM
:woohoo!:

Banana's having a bit of 'how's your father' makes you happy
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 04, 2010, 01:30:51 AM
I'm smiling :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Captain_Jack June 04, 2010, 05:10:23 AM
Right now I am just getting back to work to log into my lunch break after spending the last hour and a half at the pub eating eggs benedict and smoked salmon, enjoying shots named "blowjob" and "c*ck sucking cowboy" with everyone else who works at my call center.

"what about the customers calling in?" I hear you say to which I reply "Sod it, New Zealand can take those calls

As an FYI my call center is closing down and moving to NZ.  Its been a gradual move and at this current stage our sydney call center is only getting the overflow calls.  ie when theres not enough agents on the phone there we get the remainder.

I'm pretty happy and tomorrow theres a party at my place for my Wifes birthday on wednesday and its a spots and stripes theme
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 04, 2010, 09:16:22 AM
One of my dogs decided it needed to go outside urgently at 4 this morning and as it was just getting light I decided to take a wander down the field at the back of my house.
 Wonderful ! A couple Muntjac deer (the really small ones about the size of a large dog) were grazing the birds were singing and there was a thin layer of mist stretching right across the field - it was so nice and peaceful,  I stood there with a cup of tea and watched the sun come up - aint nature wonderful !  :yup:  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold June 04, 2010, 05:46:36 PM
@ DRAGON yes it is and you are lucky at this time of year to live so close to it  :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weirdwolf June 05, 2010, 12:45:11 AM
One of my dogs decided it needed to go outside urgently at 4 this morning and as it was just getting light I decided to take a wander down the field at the back of my house.
 Wonderful ! A couple Muntjac deer (the really small ones about the size of a large dog) were grazing the birds were singing and there was a thin layer of mist stretching right across the field - it was so nice and peaceful,  I stood there with a cup of tea and watched the sun come up - aint nature wonderful !  :yup:  :D

It's great ain't it. Your out in the fens ain't you. I envy you if you are theres a really magic with the fens (getting home sick again... :whistle:).

@ Captain_jack can we have some photos of the strips & spots party, sounds interesting... :thumbup:

WW
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alchemist June 05, 2010, 12:59:20 PM
Got a £300 bonus for doing essentially the same work I normally do.  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian June 05, 2010, 03:24:09 PM
What's making me happy right now is getting all of HF moved in to a new workshop :boing:

I've got a new desk with more than six inches of elbow room, good light, shelfspace to keep all my kits for kitbashing (TANK! FIGHTER! GRAVBIKE!), space on the walls for all my posters I've had in storage for the last twelve years, a new coffee machine and an A1 cutting mat :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Overrevdsquat June 05, 2010, 04:08:10 PM
TANK! FIGHTER! GRAVBIKE!

 :boing: :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 05, 2010, 06:31:44 PM
What's making me happy right now is getting all of HF moved in to a new workshop :boing:

I've got a new desk with more than six inches of elbow room, good light, shelfspace to keep all my kits for kitbashing (TANK! FIGHTER! GRAVBIKE!), space on the walls for all my posters I've had in storage for the last twelve years, a new coffee machine and an A1 cutting mat :D
You kept that one quiet !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weirdwolf June 05, 2010, 08:13:02 PM
What's making me happy right now is getting all of HF moved in to a new workshop :boing:

I've got a new desk with more than six inches of elbow room, good light, shelfspace to keep all my kits for kitbashing (TANK! FIGHTER! GRAVBIKE!), space on the walls for all my posters I've had in storage for the last twelve years, a new coffee machine and an A1 cutting mat :D

Wow...more than six inches of elbow room & good light...you lucky lucky B...... :whistle: :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams June 05, 2010, 08:33:08 PM
Finding out I have a new coffee machine at work :D

But no smudge and home cooked food.. this is going to take some getting used too...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 05, 2010, 09:53:46 PM
You do realise it's  actually called a kettle - I would go back and read the small print Kev added to your contract !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: aysonator June 05, 2010, 10:27:47 PM
gotta be my girlfriend marina, the more time i spend with her the better i feel! :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams June 05, 2010, 10:38:40 PM
Oh no, there is definately some form of coffee machine - I spied it amongst the moving gear but didn't want to tempt fate..
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee June 05, 2010, 11:42:06 PM
Finding out I have a new coffee machine at work :D

But no smudge and home cooked food.. this is going to take some getting used too...

aww. well i can pop his basket under the packing bench if you want and send in leftovers in a box to pop in the microwave.  there is actualy a whole kitchen area set up with coffee machine, microwave, fridge, kettle and crockery as well as usual tea/coffee etc.

dont forget the pub about 2 minutes up the road......lol!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee June 05, 2010, 11:43:59 PM
what makes me happy right now is the fact that after 8 years in storage in various places i now have some designated space of my own in a workshop to 'potter' to my hearts content and get a chance to get my tools out instead of just watching Kev working

and the added bonus is......if Kev is at the office 9-5, i get the run of the house!!!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bungle June 05, 2010, 11:57:24 PM
Do does this mean there will be "Sallys' Delights" jewellery range out on the HF website soon?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams June 06, 2010, 12:05:41 AM
aww. well i can pop his basket under the packing bench if you want and send in leftovers in a box to pop in the microwave.

Why do I get the feeling if I actually say yes to this, then its more then likely to happen... :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin June 06, 2010, 09:52:00 AM
hearing abought the great HF move...
the promice it has gives me a big smile,  and the though of Sally being able to have ago at the Jewllry again  is an extra bouns, if all you do is potter and it helps you relax, brill... but perhaps youll do stuff that you think is good enough to sell. giving HF an extra string to the bow.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 06, 2010, 09:56:39 AM
and send in leftovers in a box to pop in the microwave.  there is actualy a whole kitchen area set up with coffee machine, microwave, fridge, kettle and crockery as well as usual tea/coffee etc.

dont forget the pub about 2 minutes up the road......lol!

I will do the job for half what you are paying him !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat June 12, 2010, 01:07:13 AM
Three-day weekends resulting from a meeting on Monday afternoon for a better job than the one I'm taking Monday off from.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Reaperman June 15, 2010, 11:54:15 PM
I passed my module 2 bike test today. Which means I'm now legal after 4 years to ride my motorbike without L plates.  :boing: That is 1 of the many many things that makes me happy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold June 16, 2010, 04:46:18 AM
last day of work today, 10 days holiday starts tomorrow  :boing: :boing: . And Mrs P has only found 3 days worth of jobs for me to do  :boing: :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi June 16, 2010, 08:43:27 AM
Life, universe, everything. Makes me happy right now  :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 16, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
Playing Star Trek Online in my spare time  :whistle:. Painting up a batch of minis including Hasslefree and Copplestone. Being with my wife for nearly 7 and a half years. Being highest in my class in Ancient Greek history at uni :jawdrop:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Graeme June 17, 2010, 12:28:19 PM
I painted a 'Sludge Gulper' a few years back but it has gone missing. I ordered a replacement and when it arrived and I checked the packaging there is a picture of my original on the label. How cool is that?  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 01, 2010, 09:05:42 AM
My  Blu -ray home cinema system arrived yesterday within 3 days of ordering it from Amazon at £130 cheaper than I found it elsewhere - right I'm off to work my way through the DVD collection !  8)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 02, 2010, 12:22:54 AM
So you'll be absent for the next month then? :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bergil July 02, 2010, 12:34:27 PM
Finding the republic4uk website  :boing:

"down with the inbreds!"
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 02, 2010, 05:25:05 PM
So you'll be absent for the next month then? :wink:
More like 6 months if I went through all the boxed sets etc - I think my disc collection runs into a couple of thousand + - and I still can't find anything to watch somedays !  :crazy:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 03, 2010, 06:19:46 AM
 :jawdrop: What percentage of that have you actually watched? I don't hink I'd ever have the time.

2 weeks holiday woohoo!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 03, 2010, 08:45:55 AM
:jawdrop: What percentage of that have you actually watched?
All of them - some several times ! It's amazing how some things you can keep coming back to and still not get bored with - Star Wars, Aliens, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner - to name but a few ! I have everything in there cult tv, horror, sci-fi, war,comedy, westerns - I will draw the line though - NO ROM-COMS !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams July 03, 2010, 01:51:53 PM
Phone calls from the boss - its nearly always good news :D

 :lalala: :boing:

Having expressive smilies - there rather handy for days like this  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 03, 2010, 09:31:37 PM
I see my holidays at the end of the tunnel...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold July 13, 2010, 05:37:22 PM
don't know if any of you remember my post on things that p@** you off the other month about my wife's nan's house being robed will she was away. but she had some good news the other day she has got every thing back plus the nice people that did it are know in prison for the next 4 years
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 13, 2010, 06:01:58 PM
 Excellent news !  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 13, 2010, 09:54:45 PM
Yes! Because often they escape too...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 16, 2010, 04:54:37 PM
Life has been very nice to me for the last couple of days - financially and otherwise  :whistle:
I am just waitng for ................ :kick:  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams July 16, 2010, 07:18:44 PM
New Xbox :)

Although I only get to play for an hour - I gots work to do  :blub:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 16, 2010, 08:59:02 PM
FINALLY FREE - HOLIDAYS ARE STARTING JUST NOW  :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat July 17, 2010, 10:50:50 PM
Yesterday I worked a "real" job, shooting an interview with a fairly famous subject (former state governor and US presidential candidate).  With any luck, it might get rolled up into bigger jobs.  At the very least, it will look good on my resume.

Also, I made what I make in two weeks at my "day job" for about an hour's work.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: greenstuff_gav July 19, 2010, 04:46:07 PM
managed to knock 2 mins (each way) off my usual cycle.. this is close to exercise!  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: aysonator July 22, 2010, 02:45:10 PM
the fact its the summer hols!!!! (from the perdpective of a year 11 this is epic!) freedom for a while :punk: gonna be lotsa relaxin for me  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 24, 2010, 02:29:14 PM
This very morning, I was swimming in a warm sea, during a fresh hard rain, it sounded like barking bolter.  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold July 31, 2010, 12:01:07 PM
had to laugh last night tescos are running a back to school add already and they have only been off a week round here
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Graeme August 01, 2010, 09:54:35 AM
Went sailing on Windermere and spent the afternoon in good company at a garden party at a big house on the Lake shore.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 03, 2010, 06:34:39 AM
My class is setting up a popcorn shop for learning about financial literacy and the day of making popcorn went smoothly without me losing anymore hair than I have already lost. Now just a night of helping judge a mathematics competition before I can head home at 9:00pm. Thirteen and a quarter hours of being stuck at school, I feel like I have accomplished something. (on the down-side I haven't seen my 20 month old at all today :blub:)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon August 03, 2010, 11:33:00 AM
Went swimming with my dogs [well wading in my case  :D] amazing sensation of the sand and water as well as the sheer joy of seeing to very happy dogs. Interesting thing one prefers sea water and the other prefers fresh water.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Webby August 03, 2010, 01:15:05 PM
ent swimming with my dogs [well wading in my case  :D] amazing sensation of the sand and water as well as the sheer joy of seeing to very happy dogs. Interesting thing one prefers sea water and the other prefers fresh water.

You need to go swimming in a tidal river where the salt water meets the fresh then :) Everyone would be happy apart from you as it will most likely be mud rather than sand between your toes...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Frontman August 05, 2010, 01:34:51 PM
Finally having my wife home nearly 2 months after her open heart surgery.  This was a loooooooooooong 7 weeks.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 05, 2010, 02:54:10 PM
 :applause: that is great news Frontman
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind August 05, 2010, 06:50:52 PM
:applause: that is great news Frontman
:metoo: :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: stonehippo August 06, 2010, 12:46:16 PM
Being back at work after 2 years off with stress and being able to book my wife a cruise to Alaska. Its the first time she's allowed herself to get excited for a very long time - PRICELESS.  :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi August 08, 2010, 07:29:33 PM
LOVE  :smile:

Got divorced two years ago, had a brief affair about a year later which was very nice and made me feel attracted and wanted, even fell in love, she didn´t  :wink: and that was that.
But this time it's for real  :smile:
She's got five kids so Sum total I'll become the "father" of eight kids  :D No problem, I like kids  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind August 09, 2010, 09:03:06 AM
 :jawdrop:
8... Bodhi, you're a madman or a saint! I have only a critter and she's eating me alive... :angel:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi August 09, 2010, 07:09:12 PM
Been working with kids for most of my life, the last six years with kids having serious aggresion problems and problems with adapting socially. So I´m used to most things that have with kids to do, even the more serious problems like trying to run a sharp knife through ones friends :-)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi August 09, 2010, 07:10:33 PM
Moving on to the grown ups now with similar problems - hopefully - have applied for jobs teaching at prisons.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi August 09, 2010, 07:12:27 PM
What can I say, patience - a very great deal of it - is my only virtue  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams August 09, 2010, 08:33:18 PM
Well firstly I treated mrs Addams to a rather lovely weekend of boogying in Manchester at Fab cafe. Much needed. But whilst back there visiting family I got some good news.

We're currently living with Mrs Addams parents in a house thats fantastic and large (6 bedrooms) but its literally falling apart. Dozens of holes in the walls, no carpet, a boiler system which is archaic and hazardous, and paint thats literally falling off along with dozens of other problems I could mention. Its not like the family doesn't have the money - they simply can't be bothered.

They've let us stay, and I'm grateful, but last month they more then doubled the rent (the week I go full time, they increase the rent, what a coincidence!) to a whopping £430...

Anyway, whilst back in manchester my family revealed they'd put a bit of cash aside - meaning rather then waiting the 6 months we were looking at to get the funds together, we should be out of here by the end of September AND we can look at a much needed holiday. Yay for things going right!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 09, 2010, 08:50:04 PM
That is good news Gomez but 430 quid a month rent that's more than my mortgage for a 3 bed house, also don't you have to work some were for 10 years before you are entitled to an 1 day holiday  muahahahaha.
Good luck house hunting,
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk August 10, 2010, 01:33:19 AM
My rent up here in Edinburgh, for a 1 bedroomed flat is £575.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind August 10, 2010, 03:14:55 PM
My rent up here in Edinburgh, for a 1 bedroomed flat is £575.
:scratchhead:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams August 10, 2010, 05:22:47 PM
I could have a holiday but all I'd do is sit around here playing with models - and I get paid to do that at work :D

Having said that, I'm trying to prod Mrs Addams into a holiday of some description. I haven't been away in around 8 years (possibly more) so I'm trying to wrangle something a little special holiday wise. Whilst the price tag is concerning her, the idea of a free bar might yet out weigh her worries...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 10, 2010, 08:59:17 PM
FREE BAR!! that makes everything better (except alcoholism)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk August 12, 2010, 12:42:12 AM
My rent up here in Edinburgh, for a 1 bedroomed flat is £575.
:scratchhead:

It's damned expensive up here.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 12, 2010, 01:22:23 AM
It must be expensive, My mortgage is just under $700 a fortnight, 3 bedrooms. Fixed the interest rates at just the right time :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk August 12, 2010, 04:34:27 PM
Edinburgh is one of the most expensive places to live in the UK. The housing prices never dropped here, they just kept going up.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 12, 2010, 05:24:22 PM
it must be all that culture you have up there, i mean with a festival to celebrate it all  :lol:. i bet it's great fun getting round this week
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON August 12, 2010, 08:14:14 PM
it must be all that culture you have up there
:lol: Isn't it the land of Deep fried Mars bars ? :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 12, 2010, 09:08:27 PM
and according to radio 2 DJ Ken Bruce chips are a salad  :shock:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl August 13, 2010, 08:34:21 AM
it must be all that culture you have up there
:lol: Isn't it the land of Deep fried Mars bars ? :lol:
The crime against food native to Edinburgh is "salt & sauce" on fish suppers. The "sauce" is brown sauce diluted with vinegar. Alternatively, I have had, when asking just for salt & vinegar, had white wine vinegar put on my chips.
Sacrelige!


Anyway, on topic - geeky jokes. Like:
Did you hear about the chemist who fell into the esterification vat? Doctors saved his life, but he was horribly butylated.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk August 13, 2010, 08:43:13 AM
Two hydrogen atoms bumped into each other.

One said: "Why do you look so sad?"

The other responded: "I lost an electron."

Concerned, One asked "Are you sure?"

The other replied "Yes, I'm positive."
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind August 13, 2010, 10:06:46 AM
 :lol: :lol:
Good for a chemical engineer
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl August 14, 2010, 10:04:37 PM
How can you tell a Native American cell biologist?


He lives in ATP.




Did you hear about the chemist of fell into an esterification vat? Doctors saved his life, but he was horribly butylated.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 14, 2010, 10:55:03 PM
dejavu anyone? (must be a running chemist joke)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind August 15, 2010, 10:03:15 AM
dejavu anyone? (must be a running chemist joke)
:metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: MightyAl August 15, 2010, 01:49:13 PM
dejavu anyone? (must be a running chemist joke)
I just scrolled down and saw that.
Uhm...

Would you believe I meant to say:

What did the mass spectrophotometer say to the gas chromatograph?

Breaking up is hard to do.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi August 31, 2010, 02:29:02 PM
Listening to my daughter playing the accordion. She got it two weeks ago and allready plays at least thirty different tunes  :smile:
But it's a piano accordion and she's played the piano for four years so things are pretty similar, she just had to nail the pumping thingy...

She wanted a street instrument, for busking. A bit hard with a piano. So plans are to combine "Living statue" and accordion  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee September 06, 2010, 09:04:03 PM
something made me happy tonight.....Luke falling asleep at 6.30pm so i can get an early night too!

dont they look lovely and cute and snuggly when they have just had their baths...and that baby smell just cant be beaten!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M September 07, 2010, 03:57:52 PM
The new NFL Season starts on Thursday, and Channel Four's got the Sunday night games, with Mike Carlson doing the punditry.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi September 08, 2010, 08:30:04 AM
Just met an old friend cleaning the streets outside my house. He had a job! Thing is he's been a heavy drug addict for the past 25 years after an upbringing that was really one of the worst I've ever hear of. He was tortured by his mentally ill mother for all of his childhood, since infancy. Cigarette burns, beatings, locked in for days, constant belittling and abuse, stuff like that. He's one of the kindest persons I know but has been very very broken for most of his life.
And to see him sober, with a job, smiling, coherent and happy really really warmed my heart :-)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee September 08, 2010, 10:39:05 AM
yes, thats nice!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bodhi September 16, 2010, 08:44:52 AM
Birthdate of my maternal grandfather: 101010 :-)
Still going strong (old elite gymnast)
BIG Birthday party coming up :-)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind September 16, 2010, 10:22:19 AM
Birthdate of my maternal grandfather: 101010 :-)
Still going strong (old elite gymnast)
BIG Birthday party coming up :-)
:applause: :applause: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 16, 2010, 12:11:55 PM
Its my 10th wedding aniversiry!  :boing:
still diabolicaly happy as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON September 16, 2010, 05:21:14 PM
Congratulations !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake September 16, 2010, 08:58:25 PM
 :metoo:

Something that made me happy recently was going to the school social (as a teacher) and dressing up like a complete d*rk, even though the kids were 11, 12, 13 they thought it was hillarious... hmm maybe time for a change of avatar pic.

(It was just slightly embarrassing when I was dancing about like a fool and then noticed all the parents behind me, I had a wig on though so no-one should have recognised me :paranoid2:)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON September 21, 2010, 08:31:10 PM
My little dog gave birth today - unfortunately two of the pups didnt make it   8:::
We do have a healthy little girl and boy (named Wesley & Willow) and I think the little girl will be staying to add to the five King charles Cavaliers we already own !
I will try and get some pics when their mum stops hiding them up - it's her first litter and she's being a bit protective.
It's nice to have a couple of new minis I don't have to paint !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium September 21, 2010, 08:34:40 PM
It's nice to have a couple of new minis I don't have to paint !  :lol:

Beware the scale creep, though! :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold December 21, 2010, 05:06:56 PM
 :boing: :boing: :boing: finished work for another year
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 21, 2010, 05:21:30 PM
I quite enjoyed having a snowball fight with my daughter today...her brother was a light-weight and went to bed (15-30...and he went to bed!  Teenagers...I ask you!?) but it was his loss!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 01, 2011, 10:20:05 PM
Mini-beefcake number 2 due mid July!  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 01, 2011, 11:37:02 PM
congratulations to you and Mrs beefcake :applause: better start painting now because you wont get a chance after July  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin January 02, 2011, 10:17:37 AM
Its my wifes birthday today, and seeing her face as she opened one of the pressies from me, was wonderful.  chocs that she likes in the normal version, in a dark version shes never seen before.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind January 02, 2011, 11:31:50 AM
Mini-beefcake number 2 due mid July!  :lalala:
:bighug: :bighug: :ooohyeah2: :ooohyeah2: :punk: :punk: :punk:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 02, 2011, 06:34:05 PM
Mini-beefcake number 2 due mid July!  :lalala:

Excellent news!  Congratulations to you and your family :mrgreen:!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 02, 2011, 08:07:56 PM
 :metoo: Congrats !  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin January 02, 2011, 09:07:40 PM
congratulations
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Webby January 03, 2011, 01:39:44 AM
Congratulations :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: PhilH January 03, 2011, 02:15:56 PM
Great news Beefcake, all the best to you and your growing family.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 03, 2011, 08:54:58 PM
Thanks everyone, looking forward to the second addition to the family... and the sleepless nights... and more nappies  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: tremorspin January 06, 2011, 12:37:55 PM
Congratulations to you and yours beefcake.

In other news - I just got an email about a bit of lost property I wasn't expecting to see again. Not of great financial value but it was a hand made gift from a friend so I was pretty miffed about losing it. It will be a happy reunion.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee January 06, 2011, 01:58:23 PM
a little blonde 3 year old who refuses to take off his Spiderman suit even to go to Nursery or out in public and then waves out of the car window to people as we drive by!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: RogerB January 06, 2011, 03:16:13 PM
Congratulations Beefcake!

@Sally Did you leave off a 9 after the 3?  It is Kev you're talking about right?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Overrevdsquat January 06, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
My better half having been free of ME symptoms for 4 months after 7 years of being ill :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: RogerB January 07, 2011, 08:52:18 AM
Excellent news, Overrevdsquat.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee January 07, 2011, 10:43:54 AM
My better half having been free of ME symptoms for 4 months after 7 years of being ill :thumbup:

thats excellent Pete, i am pleased for her.  tell her to take it easy though
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind January 07, 2011, 10:46:29 AM
My better half having been free of ME symptoms for 4 months after 7 years of being ill :thumbup:
:applause: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams January 07, 2011, 08:02:09 PM
Theres only one photo that could even begin to sum up how I feel

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2809ye.jpg)

:D

One of two test castings (so don't start complaining or begging Sal for them just yet, we need to make sure they cast to the standard you lot expect), full production should begin soon. Yay for naked chicks!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind January 07, 2011, 09:46:40 PM
Very Manowar style
(http://cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/4/manowar-6.jpg)

(http://photo.sing365.com/music/picture.nsf/Manowar-Hell-on-Stage-live-Cover/48256C71003578A2482569650009E6D4/$file/hell_on_stage_live.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Buggrit January 08, 2011, 02:08:22 AM
Getting New Inkage in my Arm/Chest today... I'm a little sore and stiff, but it'll be worth it when I'm fully healed. I've booked another session for Thursday to finish it off, for a total of 5 1/4 hours in the chair (I think.)  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Toosh January 08, 2011, 03:16:33 PM
Oooh what are you having tattooed and is it a standalone piece, or does it tie in with other work?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Toosh January 08, 2011, 03:19:57 PM
Theres only one photo that could even begin to sum up how I feel

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2809ye.jpg)

:D

One of two test castings (so don't start complaining or begging Sal for them just yet, we need to make sure they cast to the standard you lot expect), full production should begin soon. Yay for naked chicks!

Now THAT does make me VERY happy. He is fekkin' awesome and I can't wait to get my hands on one!! :D  :notworthy: :lalala: :applause: :lalala: :lalala:

@Beefcake - congrats!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Buggrit January 09, 2011, 11:47:19 PM
Tribal stuff, linking the piece on my right arm over the shoulder to the piece on my chest
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk January 10, 2011, 12:19:36 AM
Today I was happy because my fiancee was able to accompany me on my walk, just. It seems she's slowly getting her energy back after taking an age to recover from flu.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind January 20, 2011, 11:34:19 AM
Hard days in the horizon...

Yesterday I started with my 2 years old daughter her first English lesson. It's a beatiful method, from 3 months to 14 years.

http://www.helendoron.com/

And (what a luck) the Suisse School opened a campus in front of my house in Italy!!!!!! From 3 years old to 6 years old (kindergarten) + primary school + secondary school!!!!

TOTALLY IN GERMAN TONGUE!!!!!! (plus, from the last year of the primary school, English, and the second year of the secondary school French).

Ahahhah ASHAHHAHAHAHHA (This is driving me mad...)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Buggrit January 31, 2011, 08:12:05 PM
Some Images of the last thing that made me happy... ^^^ From up there...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs078.snc6/168866_1811842258078_1300652367_2065313_2634250_n.jpg)


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs798.ash1/168866_1811842298079_1300652367_2065314_2849592_n.jpg)

Today I'm happy because I called the Police and they have my painting case (which I thought had gone walkies from off a bus) whether all my stuff is still in it is another matter entirely, I'll find out tomorrow when I go to claim it. But for now I'm happy because I know where it is!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: PhilH January 31, 2011, 08:14:59 PM

Today I'm happy because I called the Police and they have my painting case (which I thought had gone walkies from off a bus) whether all my stuff is still in it is another matter entirely, I'll find out tomorrow when I go to claim it. But for now I'm happy because I know where it is!!

Good news indeed. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 31, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
 :metoo: If it was handed in hopefully it will be intact  :thumbup:
Nice tatoo !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin February 01, 2011, 05:23:55 PM
the next 3 days as holiday with my wife 
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers February 12, 2011, 09:52:50 PM
Sitting with a glass of red as my missus is sewing me a sock based cthulhu  :D

Pics will follow
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 12, 2011, 10:17:27 PM
a sock based cthulhu

 
:?  :scratchhead:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind February 12, 2011, 11:09:36 PM
a sock based cthulhu

 
:?  :scratchhead:
:metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers February 13, 2011, 09:09:44 PM
http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=14421.msg234198#new
 :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: The Duke February 13, 2011, 11:07:12 PM
Realising the important things in Life.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 21, 2011, 04:00:28 AM
Woohoo for pay rises. 2.7% backpaid from december 1st with a $300 lump sum to go with it. Next pay-day should show an extra $600. Hooray.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bergil February 21, 2011, 10:04:40 AM
Bonue paid at the end of the month, and thinking of shipping the wife off to some third world back water.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Dienekes March 04, 2011, 02:25:28 PM
Going on a job interview in 2 weeks. Only a temp but it is for three months over summer, but if I get it it will be the first job since I became a registered Physiotherapist about a year ago.  :woohoo:
Well nothing to celebrate yes but  :boing: I cannot help but feeling excited.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Reaperman March 04, 2011, 06:03:52 PM
Playing around on my new bike, and realizing it goes very very quick. Don't tell my Mrs please
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams March 07, 2011, 11:01:52 AM
It being pancake day tomorrow and Mrs Addams already having made up some batter of last tonight and tonight's "test runs" :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 25, 2011, 03:49:41 PM
 :boing: getting a nice end of year bonus, totally unexpected
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 27, 2011, 10:16:52 AM
Just bought warhammer quest 2nd hand for $NZ 45, about 20 pounds. with the grudge of Drong as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON March 27, 2011, 08:14:46 PM
Being right about something and walking round with a smug look on your face ! :mrgreen:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 28, 2011, 03:46:21 AM
Ha ha, I'd put that in things that p*** me off. Seeing someone with a smug look on their face after they've proved me wrong!! Although it makes me feel good when it's me.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON April 02, 2011, 07:07:24 AM
Having 11 days off  work with a nice quiet house and plenty of painting time - 7 X 6ft fence panels and 2 concrete garden gnomes aside, I am determined to get some minis done !  :lol:
On the even brighter side I have found a nice little money spinning venture - making Horse name plates for stable doors ! Did one for a friends horse in dark green & antique gold raised lettering and now have orders for 4 more !   :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 02, 2011, 08:38:15 PM
I'll be home from Kenya by the end of the week :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brummie April 02, 2011, 10:44:28 PM
Aliens Special Edition, beer and Pizza
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee April 04, 2011, 11:24:35 AM
I'll be home from Kenya by the end of the week :)



 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

The kids will be pleased, are you suntanned?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers April 04, 2011, 03:03:21 PM
I'll be home from Kenya by the end of the week :)



 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

The kids will be pleased, are you suntanned?

He seems younger looking...http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1796527066435&set=t.100001397703390&theater
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 05, 2011, 01:36:46 AM
I'll be home from Kenya by the end of the week :)



 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

The kids will be pleased, are you suntanned?

He seems younger looking...http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1796527066435&set=t.100001397703390&theater

I am home later today, I have no suntan (apart from my forehead) and that picture was definitely from a time long forgotten...1989, not long after I joined up :) .

I am currently sat in Nairobi airport.  It is 03:30 local and I have been awake since 06:30 yesterday morning...top quality, military, milling about!  But I'm not bitter...I'm on the way home :mrgreen:!

It is always slightly wierd when I get home...there is always a period of adjustment from all of us.  I have to get used to living at home and not amongst a group of blokes in 'rustic' accomodation.  The children have to get used to the power shift and my missus just has to get used to the lunatic living back at home :).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON April 05, 2011, 06:45:18 AM
 :welcome: back  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 05, 2011, 08:25:57 PM
Well...I am back :mrgreen:!

I eventually got into my house at about 16:00hrs today.  A hot soak in the tub and a few cups of PG Tips tea and I am as right as rain again :) .

I have just spent half an hour or so re-sorting out some Grymn platoons...I now need a few more specialists :)...

Yep...plenty to be happy about :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers April 05, 2011, 09:04:29 PM
Welcome back inso, see you in a couple of weeks  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 05, 2011, 09:09:10 PM
Welcome back inso, see you in a couple of weeks  :D

You Betcha :mrgreen:!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 11, 2011, 04:41:17 PM
Even more to be happy about...I am on leave until Monday next week...it is Salute at the weekend...I have miniatures on the way through the post...I have a list to take to Salute with me...I have finished converting a squad of Tunnel Fighters ready for paint...

...pretty happy all around really :mrgreen:.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 12, 2011, 12:06:15 AM
Reading vehicle factory service manuals...mmm...component disassembly, repair, and reassembly :lalala:  OOO pretty diagrams and values tables
: Re: Things that make you happy
: TSR April 19, 2011, 09:44:53 PM
Sitting in the garden from 08:15 in the evening, with my five year old daughter, waiting hopefully to see some bats. Then at 8:30 (dusk), to my daughter's delight, three bats fly about for five minutes!  :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin April 25, 2011, 08:23:43 AM
a 4 day weekend with my wife.. weve managed to get the house jobs done friday, the tat i want to get sat, so have 2 days of relaxing in nice weather, just pootling..
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 26, 2011, 03:07:27 AM
Sitting in the garden from 08:15 in the evening, with my five year old daughter, waiting hopefully to see some bats. Then at 8:30 (dusk), to my daughter's delight, three bats fly about for five minutes!  :smile:
Aah, so cute!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Thadrin April 26, 2011, 09:21:56 AM
I can only imagine the look on my son's face (he's four and a half) if we could do that...that's very cool.
Few things are as pleasing as the look of unadulterated innocent joy and wonder in a very small child. Before they're old enough to develop the cynical view of the world that we suffer as working stiff adults.

I wonder if trying to recapture that is our reason for having kids?

Incidentally - I am glad to see I am not the only one who uses the word "Pootling".
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin April 26, 2011, 06:37:59 PM
thadrin...  its one of thouse words that seem to sneak into things, it dosnt help that a freind recantly got his phone to have the flumps theme tune as a ring tone. :woohoo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOoYljRDYJQ
linky above to experiance.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Thadrin April 28, 2011, 01:43:16 PM
today a little of my faith in humanity was restored, as the hashtag #donaldtrumpisabellend trended worldwide on Twitter.
a small, but highly amusing, event.

This made me happy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee April 28, 2011, 09:16:11 PM
a note from my 7yr old put into my hands whilst i am crying me telling me that she thinks i am the most wonderful mum in the world.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 28, 2011, 10:11:07 PM
a note from my 7yr old put into my hands whilst i am crying me telling me that she thinks i am the most wonderful mum in the world.

Well, you are.

Nice to be told though now and again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON April 29, 2011, 07:37:14 PM
a note from my 7yr old put into my hands whilst i am crying me telling me that she thinks i am the most wonderful mum in the world.

 8::: how sweet !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Thadrin April 29, 2011, 08:06:15 PM
Things that have made me happy today:
(Much as I hate to say it) the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister looking rather nice.
The Gruffalo
Sally's post.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON May 01, 2011, 07:07:01 AM
Ordered the first bits for my new computer last night - and saw a very nice 21 inch monitor which I wasn't going to buy but did as it was a good price............ :angel:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 03, 2011, 07:23:54 AM
After sending an email to a company about not recieving my order (not a FOD company) I was offered an extra box of minis for free. 64 huscarls coming my way. Woohoo.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lowtardog May 03, 2011, 10:33:43 AM
Spending a fantastic day at Holy Island with the new lady in my life and then snuggling up with her to watch tv after being shattered with all the hiking :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: The Duke May 04, 2011, 12:35:30 PM
 :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bergil May 06, 2011, 01:26:32 PM
I was upset recently, but my daughter comes and gives me a big hug and tells us I'm the best daddy in the world, Awww.  :silly
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams May 07, 2011, 12:30:01 AM
Its taken 6 hours, but now my underwater lair has a forge, a store room, yellow carpets, a sugar cane room, and a working train system - not to mention the meat factory and second farm I made.

Minecraft :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 07, 2011, 08:34:02 AM
Computer game Gomez? or metaphors for a variety of things.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gomez Addams May 07, 2011, 12:29:25 PM
Computer game :D

Train now has double tracks - currently pondering how to get a fuller system so it can take me around the various cave systems I've built to allow more effcient diggy diggy hole.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gothy Beans May 25, 2011, 03:54:48 AM
Right now there's a tiny black kitten (shush Gangrel, he is tiny) on my knee purring and nursing in his sleep, reminding me why it's not a bad thing to be living here right now.
 No matter how long I've known them, how ineffably stupid, graceless or inconvenient they may manage to be, I always feel blessed that a cat considers me a safe bet for a nap.

Its taken 6 hours, but now my underwater lair has a forge, a store room, yellow carpets, a sugar cane room, and a working train system - not to mention the meat factory and second farm I made.

Minecraft :D
It being 4am, I got through reading this and realised I'd misread "underwater lair" as "underwear" and had to go back and start again. It wasn't until I read "Minecraft" on the first read-through that I twigged.
Slightly worried that it did not seem unusual to me for anyone to be claiming these things about their pants.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: TSR June 24, 2011, 07:41:20 PM
This made me laugh today  :wink:  :whaaa:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Warhammer-and-40K-Battalions-painted-order-/270771965108?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item3f0b444cb4
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 24, 2011, 09:01:44 PM
 :lmao
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 24, 2011, 10:22:44 PM
My furniture that I ordered on-line arrived today.   :boing:  Three boxes weighing 205lbs total.  Hooray for Ikea.  Now I just need my house back.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 27, 2011, 05:53:17 AM
I have to do two more coats of floor finish, let it cure for 72 hours then I can move back in to my house!  Posties are finally going back to work tomorrow. :thumbup:

That's it for now.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brummie June 27, 2011, 08:43:25 AM
Waking up this morning and realising i don't have to goto the work for the week yipee  :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk June 27, 2011, 08:22:18 PM
I had home-made roast chicken, fried in honey, for my lunch today. That made me happy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 02, 2011, 06:41:24 AM
What would make me happy today?  More updates the luscious ladies that kev's been working on. :angel:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: fog99uk July 06, 2011, 11:12:38 PM
I've ordered a micro pc, with windows 2000, so that I can play all those great old games that new systems won't run.

First up, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers July 07, 2011, 08:36:49 AM
I've ordered a micro pc, with windows 2000, so that I can play all those great old games that new systems won't run.

First up, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer.

get X-wing alliance, you won't regret it.

Also, Tachyon: The Fringe  :D :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel July 07, 2011, 01:29:41 PM
I've ordered a micro pc, with windows 2000, so that I can play all those great old games that new systems won't run.

First up, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer.

...
Also, Tachyon: The Fringe  :D :D

 :metoo: A brilliant game. get the original Crimson Skies too.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold July 07, 2011, 06:18:13 PM
 :boing: 1 more wake up then a weeks holiday  :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: supervike July 12, 2011, 07:43:51 PM
Kid's IPOD accounts are tied to my e-mail.

So, when they buy a song, I get a receipt.  Don't care much at all about it, as it's their music, I'm just to lazy to switch the e-mail.

However, happened to see a receipt the other day when cleaning e-mails..

Three Queen songs.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers July 12, 2011, 09:01:38 PM
I've ordered a micro pc, with windows 2000, so that I can play all those great old games that new systems won't run.

First up, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer.

...
Also, Tachyon: The Fringe  :D :D

 :metoo: A brilliant game. get the original Crimson Skies too.

You are a wise man  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: AKULA July 12, 2011, 10:52:01 PM
A good game of Battlefield Bad Company 2:Vietnam.....very shallow I know, but mowing down whole squads of the opposition is a great stress relief.


That, and Kev making some shiny shiny.
 :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 13, 2011, 04:59:08 PM
That, and Kev making some shiny shiny.
 :D
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i have just photographed a new shiny shiny especially for you .... dont spose you want to see some pics though.........
: Re: Things that make you happy
: AKULA July 13, 2011, 05:26:30 PM
 :boing:

YES PLEASE!!!!!



{COUGH}  err...I mean...that would be nice.

 :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 13, 2011, 06:04:57 PM
:boing:

YES PLEASE!!!!!



{COUGH}  err...I mean...that would be nice.

 :lol:

oh well i might be a bit busy for the next few days but i shall see what i can fit in for you hopefully before the weekend ...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: AKULA July 13, 2011, 06:08:50 PM
 :whaaa: :tears: 8::: :blub:

No rush...

 :lol:

: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 13, 2011, 08:03:15 PM
:whaaa: :tears: 8::: :blub:

No rush...

i wont then.........
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian July 13, 2011, 08:18:35 PM
No rush...

Indeed. It's only been a year and a half in the making :angel:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: AKULA July 13, 2011, 09:02:03 PM
No rush...

Indeed. It's only been a year and a half in the making :angel:

Well worth the wait though.

Cheers

 :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin July 13, 2011, 09:24:48 PM
are they here yet?????????????????

but back on topic, seeing the HF store reopen...  especialy as my brithdays coming up, and i worked some overtime last month to have some cash to be able to spend for said event.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 13, 2011, 09:36:22 PM
the pics Akula is happy about are a private commission Kev has been working on

http://www.facebook.com/HF.Minis.are.the.best
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 14, 2011, 01:42:45 AM
I'm happy that the HF store is open again.

What really makes me happy right now is I am begining to suspect that my roof DOESN"T leak  :boing:, that the water that made it inside was in fact driven in past the siding by the rediculously obscene weather we had this winter.  Which means I need to stop that somehow. :tantrum:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 14, 2011, 02:17:01 AM
little babies.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee July 14, 2011, 08:30:14 PM
things that make me happy .... notes from Meg telling me how much she loves me and KJ making the perfect cup of tea nearly every time
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Tasker July 14, 2011, 10:10:09 PM
I've ordered a micro pc, with windows 2000, so that I can play all those great old games that new systems won't run.

First up, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer.

...
Also, Tachyon: The Fringe  :D :D

 :metoo: A brilliant game. get the original Crimson Skies too.

You are a wise man  :D

Indeed he is.

The original Crimson Skies was ****ing amazing.  :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin July 16, 2011, 03:42:45 PM
as stated above, happier now as ive just gone through the store and sent my order off, now to sit back and wait for the lovely lead to arrive.... :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin July 16, 2011, 05:33:05 PM
going through this thread and its evil twin ( things that p*** yo off) and realising that im far more happy than not...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 17, 2011, 09:42:58 AM
My wife and new baby are finally home from the hospital, Hooray!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 17, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
 :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty July 21, 2011, 02:24:54 PM
Rufus makes me happy.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8Ca0LdV2Dis/TMRJlDTzzBI/AAAAAAAAAFc/646459OBpuo/s576/rufus01.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q99BuyIbifI/TNHDSuI5-sI/AAAAAAAAAFc/XPsbrccLbYg/s640/rufus03.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EoVCixv7BAI/TcELQe3DrSI/AAAAAAAAAJs/zwJkf4g0g_c/s640/rufusbone.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 22, 2011, 02:55:44 PM
My wife and new baby are finally home from the hospital, Hooray!!
After 3 weeks of good sleep, tomorrow I'll have my daughter in my arms again!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 23, 2011, 12:17:10 AM
That's good mate. Have your sleep issues been sorted out then?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 23, 2011, 09:21:02 PM
Yeeeeesssssssss  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 23, 2011, 11:28:36 PM
That must be a huge relief.
It's started all over again for me.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 26, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
I tunes has finally let me reset my password so I can reauthorise my computer to play purchased tracks after I did a reinstall - probably have to go through it all again next month when my new computer arrives !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 27, 2011, 10:34:19 AM
That must be a huge relief.
It's started all over again for me.
We say: "stringi i denti!" - "clench your teeth!"
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 27, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
 :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 29, 2011, 05:30:24 AM
Today's installment of "Things that make you happy":  Getting closer to getting my/our paint/hobby room put back together.  Got the sub-floor fastened down today, got the drywall half-wall sized patch on, taped, mudded, sanded and re mudded.  Might need one more layer of mud and a sand to make it all even.  Next on the list is fill in the dents and dings in the ceiling and prime the wall and ceiling, then paint the room, finishing off with making a new floor surface, and trim around the walls and window.

This 'happy' thing has been brought to you by the letter 'aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrgh!' and the number 'scream!' :tantrum:

Its not really something that makes me happy, doing all the work myself.  But the end result will be freekin sweet (and more affordable).  Then I can get back to painting the lead pile. :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 29, 2011, 08:00:40 AM
Picked up the final season of BSG for a tenner in HMV yesterday - cheaper than the sale price in the online store - also got the original BBC Day of the Triffids for £6 !
Three pairs of black jeans for  £36 pounds and a reduced return bus fare of £3.35 (normally £5.80) - quite a money saving day !  :lalala:
On the strange side I actually managed a shopping trip to the city and didn't buy anything hobby related.......  :scratchhead:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty August 03, 2011, 09:11:48 PM
As an addition to my post above about young Rufus, I'd like to mention that an over-excited Jack Russell trying to get a coconut out of a lake is one of the funniest things I've seen for ages and it's cheered me right up.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 04, 2011, 06:21:19 AM
One more coat of paint on the ceiling and two maybe three coats on the walls, rebuild the floor, and I get my painting room back! :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON August 08, 2011, 05:09:54 PM
Been a bit quiet round here for the last few days but I am finally sat in front of my new PC which is quiet as a mouse compared to the old one which was starting to sound like a tumble dryer !
Just in the process of reloading stuff and making it feel "lived" in - but I must admit everything is going smoothly so far........... :paranoid2:
As for the new 24 inch LED monitor - how the hell did I survive playing games on the old one all these years !  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Vermis August 09, 2011, 01:37:13 PM
Pencils.

I like buying pencils.  It's like nerdy retail therapy or something.  Bit glum.  Buy a pencil.  Cheer up.  Doodle with it.  See what it does.

Had a pretty bad last couple of days, and I think it'll keep going for another couple.  But I got an order of pencils in the post today, so I'm feeling pretty good right now.
Five Derwent drawing pencils to round out my collection.  Difficult to describe, but they're like artist's coloured pencils with a bit of oil pastel thrown in.  Waxier and looser than one, but harder and tidier than the other.  I like them a lot.  Here's (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3200466&postcount=101) a little something I did with them.
A Derwent tinted charcoal pencil.  White.  How do you tint charcoal white!?  I dunno.  I'll see how it compares to white pastel or chalk, though.
Lyra red chalk pencil.  A few companies do red chalk and sanguine pencils, but I haven't seen much of this brand.  It'll help me play at being anywhere near the old masters, too.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 09, 2011, 03:36:45 PM
@Vermis  You've got way more skills in the drawing department than I have  :thumbup: looks good.

As for making me happy, three coats of paint on the walls means the next step for the hobby room is lay down the floor.

P.S  Having a short work week then a week of makes me happy too!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat August 11, 2011, 05:53:13 PM
After a couple months of hemming and hawing over stuff, I officially placed orders today for a broadcast-quality HD video rig.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 12, 2011, 10:03:48 AM
Getting back from holiday and going in to work...only to find out that all of the prep for a detachment that I was expecting to have to do, had been done by my oppo!  No rushing around to book transport, accommodation, tools etc...it was all done :).

I had a lovely chilled out holiday on a country estate in Somerset, with frequent visits to the sea-side.  I even got a fly past by a pair of Chinooks with two Apache gunships as escorts...fortunately they went past...

I am a happy Inso at the moment :) .
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 12, 2011, 10:49:57 PM
As of 5:00:00 PM today I will be officially on holidays.  I plan to go up the lake to our float cabin, relax, finish my painting room, relax, paint minis etc.  Not in any particular order.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin August 13, 2011, 12:23:45 PM
had my HF order arrive  :boing: had my brithday pressie from my youngest brother arrive  :boing: and Ive just been told that my lovely wife has booked a feed the penguins encounter day for me in september  :boing: : :woohoo: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 13, 2011, 01:50:07 PM
had my HF order arrive  :boing: had my brithday pressie from my youngest brother arrive  :boing: and Ive just been told that my lovely wife has booked a feed the penguins encounter day for me in september  :boing: : :woohoo: :boing:

That all sounds cool :mrgreen:!

I remember when I was in the Falklands and went to visit 'Sealion Island'.  While I was there, I was living about 50 yards from a massive penguin colony (with 3 different sorts of penguin) and can really appreciate why people find them so interesting...they just have a comic, wobbly charm about them...especially when the chicks are pottering about.  I had completely wild penguin chicks pecking at my boots while I was there.  Nature has a way of humbling you :).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 16, 2011, 04:18:14 PM
Well this might give my mini addiction a good kick (good thing I stocked up first). Yesterday we went out and bought a new to us car.  We got a '05 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx.  HUGE in storage space and leg room and only 63xxx kms.  Got a good price, quite low monthly payments.  Hope its a good car to us.  Best thing about it is, it's an end to a string of $500 junk boxes.   :woohoo: No more head gasket changes in the back yard!  :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bergil August 16, 2011, 09:17:00 PM
Going to Minehead for a week on friday!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee August 16, 2011, 10:42:11 PM
I remember when I was in the Falklands and went to visit 'Sealion Island'.  While I was there, I was living about 50 yards from a massive penguin colony (with 3 different sorts of penguin) and can really appreciate why people find them so interesting...they just have a comic, wobbly charm about them...especially when the chicks are pottering about.  I had completely wild penguin chicks pecking at my boots while I was there.  Nature has a way of humbling you :).

My brother has a 6 month tour there before joining his unit in Germany for 2 years.  He said the only thing he is looking forward to are the wildlife-watching opportunities
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty August 18, 2011, 08:09:30 PM
I remember when I was in the Falklands and went to visit 'Sealion Island'.  While I was there, I was living about 50 yards from a massive penguin colony (with 3 different sorts of penguin) and can really appreciate why people find them so interesting...they just have a comic, wobbly charm about them...especially when the chicks are pottering about.  I had completely wild penguin chicks pecking at my boots while I was there.  Nature has a way of humbling you :).
One of my earliest memories is of being 'lost' at Edinburgh when I was 3. Well, I wasn't lost. I was exactly where I wanted to be, watching the penguins. It's just my mum and dad didn't know I was there. If they hadn't found me, I might have been Lord of the Penguins (like Tarzan in evening dress) by now and we could have had adventures foiling smugglers and Antarctic space Nazis.

Alas, it was not to be. Still, it probably turned out for the best.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 19, 2011, 08:29:18 PM
I remember when I was in the Falklands and went to visit 'Sealion Island'.  While I was there, I was living about 50 yards from a massive penguin colony (with 3 different sorts of penguin) and can really appreciate why people find them so interesting...they just have a comic, wobbly charm about them...especially when the chicks are pottering about.  I had completely wild penguin chicks pecking at my boots while I was there.  Nature has a way of humbling you :).

My brother has a 6 month tour there before joining his unit in Germany for 2 years.  He said the only thing he is looking forward to are the wildlife-watching opportunities

Depending on what part of the year he goes, he will get excellent opportunities to see everything from Killer Whales to 'Jolly Rooks'.  My only recommendation would be to make the most of his time there because it is an extraordinary place.  The battlefield tours, heli-trips, memorial visits, nature watching are all worth looking into.  The gymnasium is one of the best in the RAF and there is plenty of opportunity for a few social swigs here and there too.  I was only there for 4 months but fell in love with the place.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 19, 2011, 08:31:00 PM
What makes me happy today is my son eating for the first time in over a week.  He is currently in hospital and came off his drip yesterday.  It seems that he has started making those small steps to recovery...I am very glad.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee August 21, 2011, 11:07:34 AM
What makes me happy today is my son eating for the first time in over a week.  He is currently in hospital and came off his drip yesterday.  It seems that he has started making those small steps to recovery...I am very glad.

thats excellent, good news!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brummie August 21, 2011, 05:50:48 PM
What makes me happy today is my son eating for the first time in over a week.  He is currently in hospital and came off his drip yesterday.  It seems that he has started making those small steps to recovery...I am very glad.

thats excellent, good news!
:metoo: :metoo: :metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 21, 2011, 09:15:09 PM
I spoke too soon...he's back on the drip and not holding any food down.  More tests tomorrow and hopefully some sort of way forward.  I am so peed off right now :(.  Poor little wotsit, he's had enough as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 22, 2011, 06:44:28 AM
Our painting/hobby room floor has been completed.  The finish is supposed to be left for 72hrs to fully cure, but I don't think I can wait until Tuesday after work.  I have one day left of my vacation and I may start moving back in tomorrow.  Then I can get to painting my 'new to me' heresy tunnel dweller among heaps of other minis.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan August 23, 2011, 10:43:06 AM
Placing an order with HF on Friday and receiving the figures on Monday morning made me very happy. Also, this is my 1000th post, so that also makes me happy.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 23, 2011, 03:03:00 PM
I moved most of my stuff back into my painting room on Monday.  Could not wait any longer.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso August 29, 2011, 02:55:25 PM
I am very happy because my boy is back at home after his hospital fright.  He is still wobbly and in need of a lot of fattening up but he is home where we can sort him out :mrgreen:.

In two weeks he lost a fifth of his body weight...scary stuff :( .
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 29, 2011, 03:42:57 PM
Good to hear on the being home part.  Scary stuff indeed on the body weight part :shock:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 30, 2011, 05:05:25 AM
That's good news indeed Inso, glad to hear it.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel August 30, 2011, 05:25:39 AM
Great news, Inso!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lurching Dead August 30, 2011, 01:53:23 PM
Great news Inso.

Here's to a continued speedy recovery.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers August 30, 2011, 10:07:47 PM
@Inso -  :thumbup:

Also Tyne Daly doing a cameo on Burn Notice  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel August 31, 2011, 06:28:30 AM
I passed an exam: Now I'm qualified to give general financial advice for superannuation funds.  :yup: :woohoo: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 31, 2011, 07:04:23 AM
Well done on that.

I'm stoked about getting a bunch of GW spyrers that I've been after for ages (but not willing to pay exhorbitant prices for). Managed to get 7 (5 unpainted) for less than the price of 2 new.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty September 01, 2011, 01:03:33 AM
What makes me happy is having a job interview Wednesday morning which I thought went well. Mainly because, 90 minutes later, they phoned me up and offered me the job. I start on Monday and that's hopefully an end to a good long period of being skint. I just celebrated by placing a little Hasslefree order - which is another happy-making thing - for the first time in aaaaages. Only a little one, but I'll be back for more when pay day comes around.

And for my birthday, a friend of mine got me a ticket to see Pulp in concert, which I just got back from. That made me happy, too.


Wednesday was a pretty flipping good day.



(PS - it's good to hear your boy's on the mend, Inso, it puts my little troubles in perspective. Fingers crossed for him.)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: treslibras September 01, 2011, 09:24:29 PM
I am happy because my lovely daughter Valentine was born this Sunday - and she is just gorgeous. I am in love with two women now...  :happytears:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso September 01, 2011, 09:56:58 PM
I am happy because my lovely daughter Valentine was born this Sunday - and she is just gorgeous. I am in love with two women now...  :happytears:

Congratulations :mrgreen:.  Relish the baby time...they have a nasty habit of growing up ;).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold September 01, 2011, 10:09:01 PM
 :applause: congatulations
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind September 02, 2011, 09:26:01 AM
I am happy because my lovely daughter Valentine was born this Sunday - and she is just gorgeous. I am in love with two women now...  :happytears:
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind September 02, 2011, 09:29:44 AM
Three years guys... but the time is coming!
My new generation of headbangers is here!
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7985/110811rovigno23.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/110811rovigno23.jpg/)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lurching Dead September 02, 2011, 08:08:15 PM
Congratulations treslibras! That's great news.

@weareblind. Wow, 3 already. She's growing up fast mate. You must be proud of your little rocker!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind September 02, 2011, 09:45:57 PM
Oh, I am very proud of her!!!!! :metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: tremorspin September 04, 2011, 09:54:01 AM
A lot has changed in my corner of the world recently and all for the better too. Its kept me on my toes making sure everything that needs to get done does but I'm nearly there. All of it makes me happy. Soon I hope to get back into some sort of vague rhythm and that should include more time for painting I hope. Good times ahead.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 15, 2011, 07:01:26 PM
tomorrow is Sapphire penguins and my 11th wedding anniversary   :boing: ( steel for those of you interested)
i have it as leave so will be tiding the house sorting out tea and driving her  to and from work. we have a day at a bird of prey centre lined up as our gift to each outher at the end of the month.

11 years and still diabolically happy
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee September 16, 2011, 11:02:38 AM
awwww, congrats to you and Ruth
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 16, 2011, 12:06:38 PM
thank you Sally.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso September 16, 2011, 12:49:46 PM
I was offered a new job today and have accepted :) .

It is a job I have wanted for a very long time and have been offered before but had to turn down (I had just moved and had dragged everyone ofer to NI...I didn't have the heart to drag them home before we'd moved in)...I am VERY happy.

It starts the beginning of December.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 16, 2011, 01:02:26 PM
grats there Inso.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold September 16, 2011, 01:17:02 PM
 :metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Overrevdsquat September 16, 2011, 04:00:44 PM
Good news Inso, are you going to tell us what it is?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso September 16, 2011, 05:06:55 PM
I have been poached from my current job as a helicopter rectification and shift controller and have been offered a job on an 'engineering design integration team'. 

What it is, is acting in liaison with the manufacturers and users to make sure that any new kit gets fitted properly to my helicopters, any faults get the correct support to fix them, integrating new tools and servicing equipment and generally helping to ensure that everything gets sorted as quickly as possible.

It is a staff job but it is as part of the Puma support network (my speciality) and it is a job I have wanted for years.  With new Pumas coming into service, it will be a challenging and interesting job and I can't wait :).

It is even on the same unit...so I don't even have to move house :)...perfect for my children as they are coming up to exams.

I nearly danced out of the office when I was offered the opportunity to take this job...I am truly delighted...no shift work (days only)...possibility of getting a puppy due to the added regularity of work patterns...:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Overrevdsquat September 16, 2011, 06:41:41 PM
 :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium September 16, 2011, 08:24:03 PM
Congratulations, man!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake September 16, 2011, 08:40:08 PM
Does that mean you can modify the aircraft to a 1-1 scale grymn helicopter?

Congrats on the new job  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel September 17, 2011, 01:27:37 AM
:applause: Nice one! :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: tremorspin September 17, 2011, 01:06:46 PM
 :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lurching Dead September 17, 2011, 01:37:26 PM
Great news Inso!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brummie September 17, 2011, 03:12:23 PM
 :lalala: Congratulations Inso.   :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso September 17, 2011, 04:52:02 PM
Cheers :) !  To be honest, I can't believe my luck.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium September 17, 2011, 06:39:23 PM
Perhaps it's not luck.

Perhaps it's working your arse out to keep Her Majesty's helicopters in the air, and doing a good work at that. Every now and then, the guys "up there" will notice.
Kitbashing mechs may have something to do with it, too.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: mcfonz September 18, 2011, 09:50:36 AM
Congrats Inso.  :thumbup: :woohoo:

: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind September 18, 2011, 01:38:50 PM
Congrats!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Graeme September 19, 2011, 04:14:50 AM
 :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead September 20, 2011, 06:24:53 AM
Sweet deal Inso.

Graeme, sweet signature.  "party on, dude"
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel September 20, 2011, 12:24:04 PM
Sweet deal Inso.

Graeme, sweet signature.  "party on, dude"

STATION!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Graeme September 21, 2011, 11:26:56 AM
When I change it again this thread wont make any sense.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead September 21, 2011, 03:11:18 PM
 :lmao no, no it won't :blink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake September 22, 2011, 05:43:16 AM
You should change it to something really odd, not deviant odd.... then again
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 26, 2011, 08:28:21 PM
Just got back from Chester Zoo, where ive fed the Humbolt Penguins  :woohoo: :woohoo:  got there at 10:30  walked round lots, , Penguin experence at 2:30,  finaly left at 5.  The Grin on my face ive been told was nearly wider than my head.
and got to see the meercats, cheetas ( and cubs) Jaguars, lions, tigers, dionsaurs, bats, otters, giant otters, rinos, porcupines, tapiers, leamurs, and,and,and........ and did i mention  :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel September 26, 2011, 10:22:57 PM
Just got back from Chester Zoo, where ive fed the Humbolt Penguins  :woohoo: :woohoo:  got there at 10:30  walked round lots, , Penguin experence at 2:30,  finaly left at 5.  The Grin on my face ive been told was nearly wider than my head.
and got to see the meercats, cheetas ( and cubs) Jaguars, lions, tigers, dionsaurs, bats, otters, giant otters, rinos, porcupines, tapiers, leamurs, and,and,and........ and did i mention  :woohoo:

dionsaurs?!   :whaaa:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead September 26, 2011, 10:27:17 PM
Looks like you're missing out Gangrel :lmao

I guess I am too....
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead September 26, 2011, 10:31:15 PM
On a completely different note, not really makes me happy but is kind of exciting: my town and quite a large surrounding area is currently experiencing a wind storm with wind speeds in excess of 100km/hr.  Not bad for the coastal mountainous area of southwestern British Columbia.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 27, 2011, 08:49:23 AM
yup dinosaurs  ( anamatronicy ones any ways)   very neat,  very neat indeed ( at least now after some sleep i can actually think enough to spell check)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel September 27, 2011, 12:44:36 PM
The world can never have enough dinosaurs.

Of any kind.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Tasker September 27, 2011, 03:49:10 PM
yup dinosaurs  ( anamatronicy ones any ways)   very neat,  very neat indeed ( at least now after some sleep i can actually think enough to spell check)

Did you get wet?

Went there a couple of months back and saw a few people get taken by surprise.    :twisted:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 27, 2011, 06:43:53 PM
nope, they have BIG signs warning of spitting dinos,  and as it was lovely and dry, you could see the slobber arcs,   but i have to admit the 1st one was rather a suprise when it spat at the couple a few yards ahead.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Vermis September 27, 2011, 10:03:18 PM
Zoo

:D

I was off at the Belfast Zoo, Saturday before last.  Looked at likkle baby meerkats rolling and playing (right beside the giraffes, which were doing a stately circuit of their enclosure and being soundly ignored by most); of the 'invisible' animals (tigers, hunting dogs, fossas, and a lot more) I managed to see the maned wolf and listen to it makes some fairly odd calls; had a look at some (http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Animals/4273.aspx) dinosaurs (http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Animals/4103_1.aspx) meself (http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Animals/3734.aspx)  :whistle: ; and various other weird and wacky animals.

Highlight was the lions, though.  I walked up and looked at them, lying in a bunch under the shade of a tree.  One lioness was a short distance from the others, and looking at me a bit more intently.  I remembered a bit I heard about a turned back being irresistable to lions, and did just that.  After a few seconds I turned back.  She was still lying down but turned towards me, and a couple of feet closer.  I turned away again.  Just as I was turning back to face her again, I heard a rustle of leaves and a twanging at the fence.  There was a lion a scant two feet away, looking a lot bigger close up, giving me a pretty dirty look.

It got the old adrenaline pumping, I can tell you.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso September 28, 2011, 12:24:39 AM
I never saw any lions in Kenya...which was a real shame :(.  I did get to stroke a Cheetah though...so it sort of made up for it.  I was able to go into a cage with three of them while they were distracted by a meal.  They have very coarse hair and it is quite tufty at the shoulders.  I never got the one I was stroking to purr, which is a shame because they are the only big cats that purr (apparently).  It was definitely a moment in life.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian September 29, 2011, 12:31:12 PM
.... TotalBiscuit is currently making me smile.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat September 29, 2011, 06:04:27 PM
Got a call from a client, they want a short piece shot on Monday and delivered by mid-October.  A little too late to stop the money from having COMPLETELY run out, but at least it will give me another batch to run through...

I abhor this little guy but he currently sums my feelings up well:
 :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 29, 2011, 07:20:00 PM
second day out of the week today, been for a falconry experience day.. got to fly a few, ranging from tiny little falcons and owls through mid sized falcons and eagles to a couple of big ones, and have a wood land walk with a Harris hawk,  in lovely sunny weather.  This was for both Sapphire Penguin and myself as a wedding anniversary pressie to each outher.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel September 29, 2011, 10:27:15 PM
second day out of the week today, been for a falconry experience day.. got to fly a few, ranging from tiny little falcons and owls through mid sized falcons and eagles to a couple of big ones, and have a wood land walk with a Harris hawk,  in lovely sunny weather.  This was for both Sapphire Penguin and myself as a wedding anniversary pressie to each outher.

That's great. Some friends of mine used to run a sanctuary for injured birds of prey - beautiful creatures. Happy anniversary.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon September 29, 2011, 10:57:29 PM
Zoo

:D

I was off at the Belfast Zoo, Saturday before last.  Looked at likkle baby meerkats rolling and playing (right beside the giraffes, which were doing a stately circuit of their enclosure and being soundly ignored by most); of the 'invisible' animals (tigers, hunting dogs, fossas, and a lot more) I managed to see the maned wolf and listen to it makes some fairly odd calls; had a look at some (http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Animals/4273.aspx) dinosaurs (http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Animals/4103_1.aspx) meself (http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Animals/3734.aspx)  :whistle: ; and various other weird and wacky animals.

Highlight was the lions, though.  I walked up and looked at them, lying in a bunch under the shade of a tree.  One lioness was a short distance from the others, and looking at me a bit more intently.  I remembered a bit I heard about a turned back being irresistable to lions, and did just that.  After a few seconds I turned back.  She was still lying down but turned towards me, and a couple of feet closer.  I turned away again.  Just as I was turning back to face her again, I heard a rustle of leaves and a twanging at the fence.  There was a lion a scant two feet away, looking a lot bigger close up, giving me a pretty dirty look.

It got the old adrenaline pumping, I can tell you.

Finding out I'm not the only person from Norn Iron on the forum :) on too many I tend to be the only one.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Vermis October 03, 2011, 09:22:28 AM
There are a few others, IIRC. :)  What I don't 'RC' is who they are...  Sorry guys! (if you exist)

I never got the one I was stroking to purr, which is a shame because they are the only big cats that purr (apparently).

These have no trouble purring. :)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/27159-1/kits.jpg)
cheddarmongers.org
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ishil October 03, 2011, 10:00:55 AM
A nice pair of little kitties.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 03, 2011, 09:06:09 PM
I never got the one I was stroking to purr, which is a shame because they are the only big cats that purr (apparently).

Cougars/puma/mountain lion, what ever your preference is, purr.  I know someone who was watched by one that he could hear purring, it was that close, not in any zoo either.

Those two cats are very cute.  My cat purrs for me, not my spouse, and she was the one who adopted her.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 16, 2011, 10:48:30 AM
All Blacks through to Rugby World Cup Final  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yup: :yup: :cool: :drevil2: :notworthy: :notworthy: :thumbup: :thumbup: :boing: :boing: :boing: :erm:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind October 16, 2011, 02:16:43 PM
All Blacks through to Rugby World Cup Final
Complimenti!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 16, 2011, 05:52:02 PM
All Blacks through to Rugby World Cup Final  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yup: :yup: :cool: :drevil2: :notworthy: :notworthy: :thumbup: :thumbup: :boing: :boing: :boing: :erm:

Sweeeeet.  (but are you really surprised?)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso October 16, 2011, 05:54:47 PM
I am really happy because my sculpting muse has arrived and I am really enjoying the sculpting side of things for a change. 

...OK...my painting muse is hovering around the doorstep trying to decide whether she'll stay or not...

...but at the moment, I really want to sculpt stuff and it has been a LONG time since that has happened :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON October 16, 2011, 07:43:09 PM
All Blacks through to Rugby World Cup Final  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yup: :yup: :cool: :drevil2: :notworthy: :notworthy: :thumbup: :thumbup: :boing: :boing: :boing: :erm:
Never changed my nationality so much in the last two weeks - I was a proud Englishman, Welshman and today I became a Kiwi !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 16, 2011, 08:23:08 PM
All Blacks through to Rugby World Cup Final  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yup: :yup: :cool: :drevil2: :notworthy: :notworthy: :thumbup: :thumbup: :boing: :boing: :boing: :erm:

Sweeeeet.  (but are you really surprised?)

Not too surprised but this has been the biggest game so far. A strange final though, 2 pools A teams, France vs NZ.
Tonga bet France, Canada bet Tonga, Japan drew with Canada, so all of Pool A can say they should be in the final  :lol:
Now we just need to not choke in the final... again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 23, 2011, 11:09:58 PM
 :boing: :boing: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :happytears: :mrgreen: :danceofjoy: :beer: :noemoticon: :alcohol: :cheers: :respect: :band: :dance: :punk: :monkey2: :ooohyeah2: :woohoo!: :) :cool2 :drool: and :cantsay:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 24, 2011, 12:24:30 AM
:boing: :boing: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :happytears: :mrgreen: :danceofjoy: :beer: :noemoticon: :alcohol: :cheers: :respect: :band: :dance: :punk: :monkey2: :ooohyeah2: :woohoo!: :) :cool2 :drool: and :cantsay:

I'll take that as a 'didn't choke' post.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 24, 2011, 03:35:12 AM
Affirmative.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON October 25, 2011, 08:40:45 AM
Congrats !  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee October 26, 2011, 03:33:37 PM
finding a £5 note in amongst a load of recepits i was shredding.

if i had found it after the shredding i would have been posting on the 'whats pi**ed you off' topic!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 26, 2011, 10:48:49 PM
 8) :thumbup: Sweet deal Sally!  Got one for me?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee October 27, 2011, 12:07:21 PM
8) :thumbup: Sweet deal Sally!  Got one for me?

nope sorry spent already ...2 loaves of bread, lump of cheese, packet of ham, cucumber.  the kids are on half term holiday and are eating me out of house and home!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold October 27, 2011, 03:52:56 PM
 :shock: Your feeding them. Well back to normal next week  :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bergil October 27, 2011, 05:49:39 PM
8) :thumbup: Sweet deal Sally!  Got one for me?

nope sorry spent already ...2 loaves of bread, lump of cheese, packet of ham, cucumber.  the kids are on half term holiday and are eating me out of house and home!

My kids are fuelled on packets of fish sticks and noodles. Very cost effective.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 29, 2011, 12:08:20 AM
As I'm sitting here at the computer, my son is on my knee playing with one of my miniatures (Ruddock), opening and closing gates made out of pens and tweezers. Too bad if hw drops it and paint chips and things come unstuck. It's worth it. Now the tweezers gate is going nip nip nip
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 04, 2011, 10:40:31 PM
Fireworks tonight. Hopefully my son won't freak out.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind November 05, 2011, 02:02:19 PM
Ah! My 3 years old daughter is so scared... no hope...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 12, 2011, 01:01:18 AM
Getting my new computer hooked up tonite.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Matt Rippington November 12, 2011, 11:35:23 AM
Getting Hasslefree minis in the post! Kraggs looks even better in the metal, as does the Insane Man. And free sweets! :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON November 12, 2011, 04:01:50 PM
Getting my new computer hooked up tonite.
Got my new one up and running a few weeks ago - really nice feeling having having a nice empty computer !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: tremorspin November 15, 2011, 12:31:15 PM
When life hits you with something unexpected that could go really badly, and ends up sorting itself out better than before in short order. Storm in a teacup followed by an upgrade - could have done without the stress but I'm already looking back on it and laughing.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon November 18, 2011, 11:23:34 PM
Not having to have a kidney removed that makes me happy  :D although the pain turned out to be a slipped disc  :shrug: other good news I'm writing a dissertation on the merits of gaming  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON November 23, 2011, 09:47:21 AM
I've got 12 days off work ! :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel November 25, 2011, 12:26:01 AM
I've a month off work. I've visited my sister and nieces, and right now I'm in Hobart, Tasmania visiting my parents.

I like flying. It's like a roller-coaster for adults, with the best view on the planet! :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat November 25, 2011, 03:13:49 AM
A day with the family and too much food.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso November 25, 2011, 11:08:45 AM
Only a week to go and I finish shift work and move onto permanent days...and get a desk to put things on...and join a new team...having a direct effect on the helicopter fleet...

New job a week Monday :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold December 01, 2011, 04:18:03 AM
Going to bed thinking my football team had drawn at full time and a relpay was on the way, only to wake up a find they had won in extra time  :woohoo: .
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON December 01, 2011, 09:37:12 PM
Finished my Christmas shopping today - well ahead of the game this year ! I even managed to get a good deal for a complete stranger in a well known computer game shop much to the annoyance of the salesman who had the poor woman tied up in knots over an X-box 360 for her grand kids - she left the shop with an extra game after I pointed out a better deal I had spotted online -things like that happen when I get bored in 20 minute queues  :whistle:
Arrived home to find my HF parcel waiting  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel December 02, 2011, 12:09:39 PM
Two weeks off, starting tonight. Maybe a few days away in a pretty (English) city, some Christmas shopping, general pootling and hopefully some painting too.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 13, 2011, 09:19:54 AM
One and a half days of work left until Summer Holidays!! Woo Hoo.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 13, 2011, 10:58:36 PM
One and a half days of work left until Summer Holidays!! Woo Hoo.

Crazy kiwis and whoall with their summer in December! :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 14, 2011, 03:09:50 AM
 :lmao
Nothing better than having a BBQ breakfast then going for a swim and a water fight on Christmas day. I wouldn't mind having a white christmas though for once, it never did snow on Xmas day when I lived in England, then again that was only 1 or 2 xmas'
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Vermis December 14, 2011, 10:54:40 AM
This. (http://minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=804.0) ;)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium December 14, 2011, 11:57:43 AM
It was about time. Glad to hear it's back. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel December 16, 2011, 11:50:48 AM
All Christmas shopping done and almost all presents wrapped now. Just waiting for one purchase to be delivered, and as it was posted on Tuesday, fingers crossed that will be any day now. Back to work next week. Hopefully for the usual silliness.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty December 18, 2011, 10:57:05 PM
I went to Yorkshire this weekend to visit some friends of mine. Money has been tight for a while, and I hadn't been able to afford to do that since early in 2009. We didn't do anything extravagant, just simple things like taking the dog for a walk, watching a film on DVD, cooking a meal together and going out for lunch. But it was so, so nice just to see our friends and spend some time with them. It's the happiest weekend I've had for a good long while.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee December 18, 2011, 11:08:01 PM
sometimes those are the best times.  earlier this year i went back to Portsmouth to see some friends whom i had last seen when i was pregnant with Meg.   Before i met Kj and moved away Mandy, Emma and I were inseparable.

just sitting on the freezing beach or walking along the shoreline watching Meg and Luke pick up stones it was as if i had never been away from Pompey...all of those missing years just vanished and the time i spent with Mandy and Emma although brief was fab.

Sometimes you dont need to be physically close to good friends to know they are there but it is nice to be around them as well!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel December 18, 2011, 11:20:03 PM
That's great. Earlier this year I got back in touch with an old friend who I'd not seen in years. She helped me through some bad times and was a real rock for me. Since then she's gone through some rough stuff herself. El and I went to see her and her husband in the summer. Played with their cats, drank their coffee... Good people, and good to meet up again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian December 19, 2011, 03:01:03 PM
.... Sometimes you dont need to be physically close to good friends to know they are there but it is nice to be around them as well!

You do know you can invite them up to stay any time you want, don't you?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Hasslefriesian December 19, 2011, 03:01:51 PM
(although Alfreton might not be as exciting as Pompey :whistle: )
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee December 19, 2011, 03:20:09 PM
(although Alfreton might not be as exciting as Pompey :whistle: )

NSS
: Re: Things that make you happy
: voltan December 19, 2011, 08:55:06 PM
NSS

Nads Shaven Shortarse?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee December 19, 2011, 09:35:27 PM
NSS

Nads Shaven Shortarse?

No Sh*t Sherlock .. it means 'stop stating the bleeding obvious'....lol!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Vermis December 27, 2011, 05:40:38 PM
Sitting down when other noisy buggers have scarpered, watching The Godfather in HD with a cold goose sandwich and a mince pie.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind December 27, 2011, 08:20:45 PM
Finally some time with my daughter!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty December 29, 2011, 05:51:43 PM
One thing about that trip up to see my friends was especially nice. They'd been a bit worried about their Labrador, Sammo*, as he can be a bit lary and over-protective about the house. As he hadn't seen me for more than half his life, they were concerned that he'd see me as a stranger and decide that this obvious dangerous brigand must be seen off. And, bless him, he's not really aggressive but he's a big old bruiser.

They needn't have worried. He greeted me ecstatically and, for half the first evening there, kept coming and giving his toys to me. But not to play with, he just wanted to dump them in my lap then run off and get another one to give me. It was rather sweet even though manky toy penguins, dinosaurs and fish that are covered in doggy drool aren't usually top of my list of must-share items.

That made me smile.



And pay day just came around and I placed a little Hasslefree order. :)

* Named after their favourite kung fu star - it would be nice to do have a 'Hammo Sung' if ever you revisit the martial artists range.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 31, 2011, 09:08:05 PM
3rd crimbo meal of the week,  down near Bristol to see my mum and youngest brother, swaped the last of the presants for the year, had a good chin wag, drank coffie and ate chocies....
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 03, 2012, 08:12:06 AM
 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Just won a Netherlord Mk 1 for the grand total of NZ$42, happy happy happy. I did an autobid of $42 and bet the previous bid by 50c. It was a sneaky 2 minute to go bid as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 03, 2012, 03:23:18 PM
 :thumbup:  Wicked deal!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Vermis January 04, 2012, 12:21:21 AM
One of GW's new products, posted on Warseer.

(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i422/pestilencepapa/gamerfunk.png)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 04, 2012, 01:47:37 AM
One of GW's new products, posted on Warseer.

(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i422/pestilencepapa/gamerfunk.png)

Won't work.  Not unless the label's printed in orc, maybe not even then.  Just because they can read it doesn't mean they'll use it.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 04, 2012, 03:30:01 AM
My cat makes me happy.  She hates almost everyone.  She growls at the door when people are coming up the stairs.  Makes me giggle every time.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: TheWorker January 05, 2012, 07:57:26 AM
Getting a full night's sleep because my son (nearly 3) stayed in his bed AND got himself up at bang on 7am? Priceless!

Being woken up by an insistent "DAAAD I NEED THE POTTY"? Even better!

Now I can cross nappies off the shopping list.  :D :boing: :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 05, 2012, 06:19:12 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Just won a Netherlord Mk 1 for the grand total of NZ$42, happy happy happy. I did an autobid of $42 and bet the previous bid by 50c. It was a sneaky 2 minute to go bid as well.
Lucky sod !  :lol: :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 07, 2012, 12:29:07 PM
I am happy because another one of our little community has sent me a gift of Scarabs today (Silent Invader).

This got me thinking about how good our little community is here.  Sometimes there are trades, people pointing you to cool stuff, answering important questions, helping with model tips and also those who send you just what you need for that particular project without even accepting anything in return.

The FoD with its patrons is a very cool place and it continually finds a way to bring a smile to my face.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 07, 2012, 03:13:53 PM
 :metoo: when I am feeling down a trip here normally leaves a smile on my face !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 07, 2012, 08:09:21 PM
 :metoo: People here are really nice. I've had dealings with people on here and everyone has been friendly. Ink has also been really nice to me lately and is sending on a marx car for my genestealer cult as long as I keep my son eating chocolate (which he is).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 08, 2012, 02:30:54 AM
Yeah, the people here are great.  Ink was kind enough to supply me with an un-needed tunnel dweller, in exchange for cash.  Haven't had to beg someone for anything else, yet.  I haven't had anything anyone else needed either, then again, I don't exactly have much extra stuff laying around to unload on the unsuspecting :paranoid2:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 10, 2012, 12:36:12 AM
More just a laugh than happy.  Ordered some books from Amazon the other day, shipping status says: Shipment Date:  Dec 31 1969 Estimated Arrival:  Jan 17 2012.  43 years?!  Who buggered that data up?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 10, 2012, 01:33:59 AM
Did you check the box that said "Marty McFly delivery"
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 10, 2012, 02:49:29 AM
No, but having it delivered by DeLorean would be sweet!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alchemist January 10, 2012, 09:55:07 AM
I'd be more impressed if you ordered in 2012 and they delivered in 1969.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: libertee January 10, 2012, 10:08:37 PM
i went in to say 'goodnight' to Luke this evening and whilst settling him for his story he said " you are a beautiful mummy and i love you very much"

I nearly cried.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 10, 2012, 10:19:30 PM
Children have a way of saying the right thing at the right time...and the wrong thing at just the right time...you've just got to admire them :) .

Today, I smiled looking at the painting competition poll.  I can imagine some little faces knotted with concentration painting those!  Lovely stuff :) .
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Citizen Sade January 10, 2012, 11:33:21 PM
i went in to say 'goodnight' to Luke this evening and whilst settling him for his story he said " you are a beautiful mummy and i love you very much"

Bow to the master :notworthy:

Never works for me when I roll in steaming though, to be frank, I never used it on my mum  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 15, 2012, 04:01:27 AM
Had a good laugh at myself just now.  I have been trying to find a part of a story that I read in an issue of Heavy Metal quite a while ago.  I haven't been able to come up with any ideas, but I had a feeling that the story was done by Pat Mills and Olivier Ledroit, the same authors of Requiem: Vampire Knight.  So I decided to write an email to Heavy Metal.

I wrote: Hi.  This may be a bit of a hard question but here goes.  I am looking for an issue of Heavy Metal that I read once, sadly I no longer have that issue, so I am trying to find it again.  I don't know what year it was from but I do know that it was from between 1999 and 2002.  What I can remember about the story had to do with a fleet of ships moving across the galaxy, I think bringing Christianity to other planets.  One panel in the story showed a man holding a little green alien that he had given chewing gum to.  Other parts of the story involved a sport called "Dwarf Ball".  I hope I'm not getting things mixed up here.

I was going to write more but, it was at this point that I picked up the copy of 'Sha' (by Mills & Ledroit published by Heavy Metal), that I had just got in the mail from an online bookstore.  I got it on Friday Jan 13 (haven't gone beyond page 10 or so).  Lo and behold!  The fleet of ships and alien with gum are the opening few pages of part 2!   :jawdrop:  Imagine, if I had read the book the second I got it, I could have saved myself, like, the twenty minutes it's taken to write this and the start of my letter to Heavy Metal!!! :tantrum:  And, I would have said "OMG (but the whole expression, not the acronym) that's what I've been trying to find!!"

I am such a weirdo.  Look in the dang book you just got siuptd! :silly  So the issue I was trying to find was March 2000.  The brain is an odd thing...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 15, 2012, 05:23:02 AM
Well, I never interacted with him on the FoD, but when I saw this picture a minute ago he was the first person to come to mind.

This is for you Grek, in your memory and honor.

(http://thisisawesome.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Scott-London-Buring-Man-2011-3.jpg)

ps.  I don't own this photo and I hope the owner doesn't mind.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 15, 2012, 09:38:28 AM
 :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Graeme January 15, 2012, 12:55:11 PM
Installing a new washing machine after the old one broke down between xmas and new year.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind January 21, 2012, 02:05:41 PM
Two new technical commissions of my own, after a decade as associate in a firm.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin February 01, 2012, 02:29:14 PM
finished work yesterday dont you back till 13th feb......    :woohoo:
just finished 2 more challys for my armourd co  :boing:
just watched monsters vs aliens   :lmao:
and done the house work i promised sapphire penguin id do.
things are looking up.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON February 26, 2012, 09:40:06 AM
My brother has had 2 VERY large trees (40ft) felled on a bit of land he rents adjacent to his house - and the land owner said we can have the wood ! We are hiring a wood chipper for the smaller stuff for use on his woodland path but I reckon there is enough wood in the main trunks alone to keep both our wood burners going for the next 5 years ! We cut most of the smaller boughs off with bush saws yesterday and I am going back today with the chainsaw - any excuse  :whistle: :twisted:
With the current price of fire wood going up - I love free stuff !  :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 26, 2012, 09:43:51 AM
Great stuff.  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin February 26, 2012, 12:03:10 PM
walked into town yesterday, and on the way back decided to wonder throught the nearby town park, was suprised to discover that the cafe was open, so i was able to sit in the sun and have a coffiee. lovely.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat February 27, 2012, 05:59:49 PM
I've been slow to post this (for fear of jinxing things) but my father- last seen in the Things the piss You Off thread, has returned to work after what appears to be a successful surgery.  Two seperate labs confirmed the tumor was fully contained in the area they removed.

That pleases me greatly.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 27, 2012, 06:04:17 PM
Good news indeed.  Here's for the best!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Patrick Lefevre February 27, 2012, 06:10:31 PM
I've been slow to post this (for fear of jinxing things) but my father- last seen in the Things the piss You Off thread, has returned to work after what appears to be a successful surgery.  Two seperate labs confirmed the tumor was fully contained in the area they removed.

That pleases me greatly.

Great to hear, I was gonna post here 'a plate of good food' but this news beats it all  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON February 27, 2012, 09:57:55 PM
 :metoo: :thumbup:

In reference to my previous post
My brother has had 2 VERY large trees (40ft) felled on a bit of land he rents adjacent to his house - and the land owner said we can have the wood ! We are hiring a wood chipper for the smaller stuff for use on his woodland path but I reckon there is enough wood in the main trunks alone to keep both our wood burners going for the next 5 years ! We cut most of the smaller boughs off with bush saws yesterday and I am going back today with the chainsaw - any excuse  :whistle: :twisted:
With the current price of fire wood going up - I love free stuff !  :lalala:
I think we are going to need a bigger chainsaw ! I hadn't realised the trunks are about 6ft in diameter and my small chainsaw isn't going to do it  :roll: On the bright side I went out and bought a new splitting axe today teflon coated head for ease of splitting apparently - was going to ask about zombie dispatching but I figured it was probably a quick way to get arrested !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: ink the troll February 29, 2012, 02:24:03 AM
I've been slow to post this (for fear of jinxing things) but my father- last seen in the Things the piss You Off thread, has returned to work after what appears to be a successful surgery.  Two seperate labs confirmed the tumor was fully contained in the area they removed.

That pleases me greatly.
That is good news indeed.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel February 29, 2012, 07:29:43 AM
I've been slow to post this (for fear of jinxing things) but my father- last seen in the Things the piss You Off thread, has returned to work after what appears to be a successful surgery.  Two seperate labs confirmed the tumor was fully contained in the area they removed.

That pleases me greatly.

Excellent news!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold February 29, 2012, 08:07:54 PM
 :metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 29, 2012, 09:27:35 PM
Excellent news about your dad, Lorbaat!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty March 02, 2012, 03:26:43 PM
That's smashing news, Lorbaat. I'm chuffed for you.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin March 02, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
good to hear lorbaat. 

and got my HF newsletter e-mail thingy too.
happy all round..
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 03, 2012, 11:51:53 AM
Put an order in to both Heresy and Hasslefree early Thursday morning, got both delivered this morning  :boing:  :woohoo: :boing: Just got to love that for service
The new Heresy troopers have a tiny flash line but are as good as expected pics don't do them justice, the new gangers as so sweeeet.
The new dwarfs from Hasslefree are a must for any dwarf fan.


SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIGTHANK YOU TO BOTH COMPANIES  :notworthy:.

@ Graig no shows this year due to real life issues, not unless you want to do a show at Northampton services on the way back from salute  :lmao:

@ Sally no worries and many thanks
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind March 03, 2012, 01:52:41 PM
I've been slow to post this (for fear of jinxing things) but my father- last seen in the Things the piss You Off thread, has returned to work after what appears to be a successful surgery.  Two seperate labs confirmed the tumor was fully contained in the area they removed.

That pleases me greatly.
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind March 03, 2012, 01:53:30 PM
I'm grinding my ex-associate. I cannot use bad words here, but you may think them here for me.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 05, 2012, 05:12:30 PM
Time for a bit of levity.  This doesn't make me happy so much as smile and shake my head.  People who cannot park their vehicle within the painted lines, regardless of how small said vehicle is.  I can understand large trucks to a point, but if you own a large truck you try and find a good parking spot, not just where ever.  You usually find these people at grocery stores.  My spouse and I call them Scribblers, because these were likely the kids who could never color in the lines, they just took a brown crayon and messed the whole page.  Most of these people aren't even just parked on the line but more than a foot outside or not even in the space at all. :scratchhead:  Just shake your head and walk away, hoping they don't park on you.

Hopefully no one here is a Scribbler :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon March 05, 2012, 08:17:20 PM
Glad that your dads better Lorbaat.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON March 26, 2012, 08:31:42 PM
Got my new Dremel today - more power !  muahahahaha
Now I must finish drilling pointless holes in things and get ready for work......... :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 27, 2012, 05:47:13 PM
On a glorious spring day like today, I am just happy :) . The cool air, new sunshine and birds chirping away...'tis good to be in England, breathing English air.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 28, 2012, 12:10:52 AM
And on the other side of the world it's a beautiful autumn day. high 20's. Better than the rubbish summer we had.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 30, 2012, 05:55:20 PM
got told today that i will be getting a 21p a hour pay rise as of Monday  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 30, 2012, 08:33:04 PM
got told today that i will be getting a 21p a hour pay rise as of Monday  :boing:

Good stuff :)

I have a two year pay freeze instead...it's the price you pay for loving the work you do (so I don't actually mind :D... but don't tell anyone  ;) ).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 31, 2012, 04:49:42 PM
 :shock: :crazy: 
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 05, 2012, 07:32:08 PM
A bit random, but it made me smile on a busy day at work. I was designing a report about the support calls that had been logged with our support team at work. One of them may be my favourite ever support call:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XrvqWQ0IuwA/T33kI_niKEI/AAAAAAAAAQY/V8E4T45JdNw/s374/notresponding.jpg)

It must have been a busy afternoon that Wednesday in Gotham City...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 06, 2012, 12:30:47 AM
I like the job I do - and I got a pay rise and a promotion!  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 06, 2012, 12:12:06 PM
I like the job I do - and I got a pay rise and a promotion!  :D

Go you!   :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 06, 2012, 01:37:08 PM
Thanks. I know I'm really lucky to have landed this job. It's been three years now, and I'm still happy to be there, and they seem happy to have me.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon April 06, 2012, 11:00:39 PM
Drinking Belgian Beers toasting the past 14 years which have been quite eventful :) oh and turning 39 :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake April 06, 2012, 11:05:54 PM
Happy brithday somaticon.  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 07, 2012, 04:43:36 PM
I like the job I do - and I got a pay rise and a promotion!  :D

Now that is good news :) . It seems to be a rare thing at the moment for any sort of good news from the employment sector. Promotion too? Awesome :mrgreen:!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 08, 2012, 06:10:24 PM
Buying my son his first electric guitar and whilst in the shop watching my 10 year old prodigy sit and strum to try it out.

The first few bars of smoke on the water never sounded so good.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 09, 2012, 12:49:32 AM
Damn, that's good Brandlin!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 09, 2012, 10:40:45 AM
Damn, that's good Brandlin!

Even more so because I don't have a single musical note in my body...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 16, 2012, 01:06:50 AM
I got some gardening done, mowed the lawn for the second time in a week, burned some rose bush cuttings AND got primer on 27 more tunnel guardsmen with my new Iwata Revolution CR airbrush.  A rather good day for the most part.  Oh yeah, I eated some chocolate too. 8)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 16, 2012, 07:46:22 PM
Buying my son his first electric guitar and whilst in the shop watching my 10 year old prodigy sit and strum to try it out.

The first few bars of smoke on the water never sounded so good.


And now deciding that I'll put my woodworking skills to the test and build him one and seeing the smile on his face "really dad?"

Yes son.

Cool. Can I have a purple on with flames on it?

Yup, you draw it, I'll make it...

And off he scurries with paper and pen.

Almost makes up for him being down in the dumps because he doesn't get to come and man a salute stand with me this year!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 16, 2012, 09:27:32 PM
Got my HF order today.  Hayden B is even better in the flesh, :wink:.  Thanks for the sweets and the free bag of steampunk parts!  I needed more but decided not to get them this time, then I thought I had ordered them.  Now I think I've got enough for my project.

Thanks Sally and crew, you made my day better!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat April 16, 2012, 09:57:23 PM
I got new camera equipment delivered today.

That is always nice.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 16, 2012, 10:34:16 PM
Buying my son his first electric guitar and whilst in the shop watching my 10 year old prodigy sit and strum to try it out.

The first few bars of smoke on the water never sounded so good.


And now deciding that I'll put my woodworking skills to the test and build him one and seeing the smile on his face "really dad?"

Yes son.

Cool. Can I have a purple on with flames on it?

Yup, you draw it, I'll make it...

And off he scurries with paper and pen.

Almost makes up for him being down in the dumps because he doesn't get to come and man a salute stand with me this year!
Damn, you're a cool dad!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 17, 2012, 02:52:03 PM
Buying my son his first electric guitar and whilst in the shop watching my 10 year old prodigy sit and strum to try it out.

The first few bars of smoke on the water never sounded so good.


And now deciding that I'll put my woodworking skills to the test and build him one and seeing the smile on his face "really dad?"

Yes son.

Cool. Can I have a purple on with flames on it?

Yup, you draw it, I'll make it...

And off he scurries with paper and pen.

Almost makes up for him being down in the dumps because he doesn't get to come and man a salute stand with me this year!
Damn, you're a cool dad!

Yep...DAMNED cool!

Just make sure that it is suitably reinforced so that when he swings it at things, it'll take the impact (I'd have wanted an axe shaped one myself...with a real blade :) ).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 17, 2012, 07:19:47 PM
Aww thank you guys

Given I often work away Monday to Friday, and abroad too, I try to make the weekends serious son time. It's why not building a stand for salute this year has pissed me off so much. I like making stuff so for us to do it together is doubly cool.

Now I'm NOT saying that this will be quick, I'm also not guaranteeing that it'll play well, but it will be an heirloom. Full of memories.

Note: since posting the first message I've read the idiots guide to electric guitar building and apparently this is somewhat more complicated than nailing a floorboard to a fruit and veg crate... Wish me a luck.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers April 17, 2012, 07:25:55 PM
You can get the bodies very easily and customise from there with carving/paintjob etc.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 17, 2012, 08:18:20 PM
You can get the bodies very easily and customise from there with carving/paintjob etc.

Thanks gi6ers, I saw a few sites doing that, but I'd prefer to machine the body myself, I suspect I might have to buy a prepared neck neck though :(
But finishing it should be fun...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers April 17, 2012, 08:22:27 PM
I suspect I might have to buy a prepared neck neck though :(


Definitely!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat April 18, 2012, 08:01:09 PM
My new business cards.

They make me feel like I am in American Psycho.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 21, 2012, 04:24:26 AM
Today, I am happy that I did not lose my left thumb at work.  Had I been wearing gloves (which technically I should have)it would have gotten caught and I would not have been able to pull away from the bench grinder, which would have then pulled my entire hand in.  I will quite gladly take not having any skin on part of my knuckle over possibly losing my thumb entirely or even use of it.

I got lucky today.  Knock on wood.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 21, 2012, 06:26:30 AM
...Bench grinders are a 'bit...ch'. I am lucky that I don't have to use them very often but I am always a little extra careful when I do. I once saw someone get mesmerised by one and before we  realised it, there was blood up the wall. He'd got half way down his thumb-nail before the instructor pulled him away from the machine.

Lucky break! It could have been so much worse (I guess you've see the safety films  :shock: ).

Today, I am happy because...

It is SALUTE!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 21, 2012, 07:03:06 AM
(I guess you've see the safety films  :shock: ).


Yep and seen people sand their finger tips off on stationary sanding machines.  Also I watched as my boss wheeled a woodstove into a trailer on a heavy electric dolly.  He ended up losing his/the dolly's balance and it pulled him down/forward and took the tip of his middle finger off when it hit the ground.

PS:  Enjoy Salute
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 23, 2012, 05:00:22 PM
Just found this, and it made me laugh. 

In Gareth's memory.

(http://www.coolfactsbro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Cool-Fact-247.png)

Maybe some of us have more DNA in common?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 23, 2012, 05:02:47 PM
Just found this, and it made me laugh. 

In Gareth's memory.

(http://www.coolfactsbro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Cool-Fact-247.png)

Maybe some of us have more DNA in common?

Cool :) Grek would be proud :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON April 23, 2012, 07:55:17 PM
 :metoo: :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie April 24, 2012, 11:54:43 AM
:lmao

I love that the  :metoo: icon is at the top of the page so not pointing to another post :D

That makes me happy

:D

And the banana thing too
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Patrick Lefevre April 24, 2012, 02:30:07 PM
Funny enough: I'm losing my job due to health issues (this old carcas just aint up to scaffolding anymore) and even though times are insecure a bit it still gives me goosebumps and fits of giddyness that I've got tons of opportunities lying in front of me  :woohoo:
So yeah, facing unemployment can make me happy  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 24, 2012, 07:44:28 PM
Funny enough: I'm losing my job due to health issues (this old carcas just aint up to scaffolding anymore) and even though times are insecure a bit it still gives me goosebumps and fits of giddyness that I've got tons of opportunities lying in front of me  :woohoo:
So yeah, facing unemployment can make me happy  :thumbup:

That's effin' brilliant!   :D   Years ago I was made redundant from working in a lab in the coal industry. Four days later I started work in detergent chemistry* and it was the best career move ever. I hope something similarly cool happens  for you.



* I'll concede that might not seem so great to non-science nerds.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 24, 2012, 07:50:11 PM
Rufus splashing in the lake on a sunny day makes me happy:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K1dIirN5lvI/T5b1UjmNVtI/AAAAAAAAAQw/5FeEGnm1qlo/s720/jumprufusjump.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Patrick Lefevre April 25, 2012, 10:28:38 AM
Funny enough: I'm losing my job due to health issues (this old carcas just aint up to scaffolding anymore) and even though times are insecure a bit it still gives me goosebumps and fits of giddyness that I've got tons of opportunities lying in front of me  :woohoo:
So yeah, facing unemployment can make me happy  :thumbup:

That's effin' brilliant!   :D   Years ago I was made redundant from working in a lab in the coal industry. Four days later I started work in detergent chemistry* and it was the best career move ever. I hope something similarly cool happens  for you.



* I'll concede that might not seem so great to non-science nerds.

Thanks a lot  :happytears:
First step will be to re-educate myself, I dropped out of school when I was 18 becuase I hated it there.
Weird enough the prospect of going back there makes me grinning from ear to ear, it gives me the feeling a bit of being a teenager again and gives me visions of me sitting on a sunny terrace in the summer eyeing the girls as the only 38 year old in the midst of everyone about half my age  :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel May 03, 2012, 10:13:20 PM
 I had the first treatment for the new rheumatoid arthritis medication today. No real changes yet (that will take weeks) but on the plus side, it looks like no real adverse effects to the drug so far. I was fearing an unpleasant time while being medicated and while it was a long job getting the drug in (almost 7 hours) the worse things I experienced were some hot flushes and some muscle cramps. Second dose in a fortnight then we'll see where it goes.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel May 03, 2012, 10:20:16 PM
Good luck mate.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 03, 2012, 10:55:22 PM
Best o luck
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 04, 2012, 05:20:59 AM
Good luck!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Patrick Lefevre May 04, 2012, 05:56:57 AM
Good luck mate, I'm suffering from the same, albeit a lot lighter, condition (disease is such a harch word).
I'm on pills for life now.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel May 04, 2012, 08:00:42 AM
Thanks, guys. And Patrick, there are some great drug therapies out there for RA now, so with any luck your specialist will find the right one for you really quickly. I was a successful competition fencer, while taking drugs for RA, so it is possible to completely control it.  :smile: You have the great advantage of 25 years of research that's happened since I was diagnosed.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 14, 2012, 04:57:55 PM
All the best in your treatments Gangrel.

Today my happiness is caused by the new pictures of kev's workbench and all the ladies on it, and the fact that when they are released I will likely be able to afford them as I have, I believe, gotten control of my online shopping! :boing:  All things in moderation.  Except for Kev's sculpted ladies, those we buy in bulk.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 14, 2012, 09:09:19 PM
I don't know why I'm happy. I just have been for the last few days, not that I'm usually glum, just one of those really happy feelings.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat May 15, 2012, 02:14:14 PM
Last week, I got tickets from work, and I was finally able to take my dad to a Red Sox game.

I wish there was some way for me to properly put this in context for you, and I suspect there's a football equivalent, but I barely watch US sports so I can't come up with one.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin May 15, 2012, 08:21:01 PM
Last week, I got tickets from work, and I was finally able to take my dad to a Red Sox game.

I wish there was some way for me to properly put this in context for you, and I suspect there's a football equivalent, but I barely watch US sports so I can't come up with one.

It's just like going to watch Acrington Stanley...

"Accrington Stanley?"

"Precisely!"
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin May 15, 2012, 08:39:49 PM
diablo 3 went live.. got the free version due to my WoW habit.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon May 16, 2012, 11:12:22 AM
Been seeing a specialist to do with my back, they thought I'd slipped a disk turns out they were partly right. It was a slipped disk and my kidney playing up. Why am I happy by this happy coincidence they were able to catch a kidney infection in my already bad kidney in time :-) I have to take anti biotics and some sort of sludge which is supposed to replace protiens and chemicals necessary for healthy kidney function. Oh and the backs a lot better too. One more bit of good news my wife has gotten over her fear of horses after having fallen off badly.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon May 17, 2012, 02:23:55 AM
Today marks our ninth wedding anniversary :-)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k May 17, 2012, 09:32:29 PM
Today I acquired a bike for no cost (quite legally as well!) so now I can keep up with the kids as they learn to ride their own bikes! :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON May 19, 2012, 08:16:00 PM
Been seeing a specialist to do with my back, they thought I'd slipped a disk turns out they were partly right. It was a slipped disk and my kidney playing up. Why am I happy by this happy coincidence they were able to catch a kidney infection in my already bad kidney in time :-) I have to take anti biotics and some sort of sludge which is supposed to replace protiens and chemicals necessary for healthy kidney function. Oh and the backs a lot better too. One more bit of good news my wife has gotten over her fear of horses after having fallen off badly.
Today marks our ninth wedding anniversary :-)
Good news all round then !  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel May 20, 2012, 01:48:42 PM
Well, I got through the second of the rh. arthritis treatments. Somehow less pleasant than the first, but it's done now. Just a case of waiting months to see if it works.
: Re: Things that make you laugh your arse off
: leadhead May 29, 2012, 10:59:57 PM
Found a listing on evilbay today for an item, they wanted $200 USD.  The funny part is what it is

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqJHJBwE-dg)E7swBP)BCn!jcw~~60_12.JPG)

Did a search to see if I could find one for less and found: 
This review is from: AVENGING NARWHAL PLAYSET (Baby Product)
I noticed the safety warning on the front of the box about the "choking hazard," and I was very careful not to put this toy in my mouth, as much as I wanted to. However what this product SHOULD warn you about is the "impaling hazard." I was playing a little too roughly with the Avenging Narwhal and drove the magical ice tusk right through my xiphoid process. I guess you get the last laugh, Avenging Narwhal.

By Scott

Busted me up pretty good, I've still got the giggles from it.  Oh yeah, 50 out of 50 people found this review helpful.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel May 29, 2012, 11:19:17 PM
I SO want one!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 30, 2012, 09:16:21 AM
That's pretty cool, but I don't really get it. Seal, penguin.... Koala?!?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 30, 2012, 03:24:24 PM
It isn't supposed to make sense.  There was also a little description which I think called those animals the narwhal's natural enemies.  There was also an Avenging Unicorn that came with three people of of whom was a mime.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 30, 2012, 09:02:41 PM
Well I can definately understand the mime part.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Webby May 31, 2012, 09:38:07 AM
Getting a new job! Start in just over a week :)

Woo extra funds for adding to my mountain of unpainted minis.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel May 31, 2012, 12:06:51 PM
Congratulations!   :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel June 04, 2012, 08:37:55 PM
I've not painted anything for the last couple of months or so. A combination of feeling too ill and not having the motivation. A series of events has overcome the latter element. My 'build your own' paintset from Reaper was finally released by customs last week and we started playing GURPS Conan. I bought a miniature for my character (my first Red Box one) and this afternoon I had my first painting session in what what feels like an age; about 5 hours of therapy. It feels good to be colouring in again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 04, 2012, 09:06:36 PM
 :thumbup:  That's great news gangrel.  Hope the treatmets last a very long time!  No therapy quite like paintiotherapy, as long as you are getting the result you want.

I really like reaper ms paints.  I've bought all that I have, with the exception of white and the colors from the learn to paint kits, in triad packs.  They're relatively inexpensive and you can get lots of colors quickly.  Plus highlighting is a snap.  It sort of made me feel like a noob buying some of their learn to paint kits, but they were a huge help in tecnique and confidence in my painting.  Now instead of crap pjs, I do fairly well.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel June 04, 2012, 09:11:59 PM
Well, I'm still waiting for the new drugs to take effect (the best part of 2-3 months to go). But today's not too bad, I love the Reaper triads too. My paint set was filled with 18 triads to add to the bunch I already had,   :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 04, 2012, 09:13:19 PM
I've never actually counted the number I've got, could be interesting.

PS 36 Triads (technically 34 as I have three of one) and 22 singles.  130 bottles of paint. :jawdrop:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 05, 2012, 07:05:35 AM
Today's episode of what makes you happy features rediculously expensive/overpriced/amazing pillows.  Went into a furniature/appliance store today looking to buy a specific range hood fan.  My spouse said 'Lets just walk around the store once first.'  We got half way around, right beside the ludicrously expensive bed we bought last year.  She noticed the expensive pillows she wanted when we bought the bed were on sale.  On closer inspection they were $80 off (over £50 off) each.  Two of these pillows would normally come to $358 taxes extra, £224 plus tax.  We had $200 in gift cards, pillows were $98 each, so all I actually had to pay was $19 and change.  Now we will theoretically not have to buy pillows for 10 plus years.  Mmmmm space pillow.  Thanks for the gift cards dad!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold June 22, 2012, 03:05:07 AM
2 weeks ago my phone deleted most of my phone numbers  :tantrum: every thing from E to S then the W's, just had a look for a number for later today and there ALL back :woohoo:. You have to love modern tech.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin June 23, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
start of a weeks holiday...
doing some shopping for the pond today,  at a toy fair tommorow, and down exmoor mon to weds.  :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 24, 2012, 10:08:24 AM
Just finished my degree second with honors I just missed out on a two one due to last minute panicing I turned two papers in late, they took twenty percent off  :tantrum:. I am also going to be published soon in an anthology of poetry, and the horse riding is coming leaps and bounds my instructor had me doing cossack arm stretches and standing in the stirrups while at trot. I fail to see the relevance of the exercise but she says it is important.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 24, 2012, 10:12:04 AM
Congratulations!! What is the degree in?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel June 24, 2012, 12:24:12 PM
Just finished my degree second with honors I just missed out on a two one due to last minute panicing I turned two papers in late, they took twenty percent off  :tantrum:. I am also going to be published soon in an anthology of poetry, and the horse riding is coming leaps and bounds my instructor had me doing cossack arm stretches and standing in the stirrups while at trot. I fail to see the relevance of the exercise but she says it is important.

It's so she can start to teach you horse archery and sabre technique. Good one!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 24, 2012, 10:44:05 PM
My degree is in Ancient History covering Ancient Greece, Rome, Israel and the christian conversion of Rome. I even got to write a dissertation on politics and gender in Macedonia.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 25, 2012, 01:47:06 AM
That sounds like a really interesting degree. I've always loved ancient history.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 25, 2012, 10:47:11 AM
Sad to say I will be the last person to complete it :-( numbers steadily dropped from 300 in first year to 16! In second year and finally 8 in third year. The university has decided to merge the department with modern history creating a new combined history degree, they have already shut down the Byzantine department which was what I had intended to study. Our horse took part in a show jumping class yesterday she out performed two other horses and riders who had been in competitions and jumping for the last ten years or so. Grusha has only been jumping for two weeks. I did get asked when my daughter was going to take up jumping. I don't have a daughter as I walked away in confusion I heard the person talking to my wife I only caught the last part though "oh I thought you were only 18 or 19". Yep she meant my wife who is only nine years younger than me :-|
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin June 25, 2012, 02:09:41 PM
Odd that there is a drop off in people wanting to study history. After all, it's not as thou we are running out of it.

Unlike science. I recently asked a bunch of sixth formers in the uk why they wouldn't study science or engineering at university. They replied that everything cool had already been discovered/invented.

Sigh...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 25, 2012, 05:12:49 PM
Modern history has gone up in numbers however people appear intimidated by ancient histor. Maybe it is because two of the lecturers have published books which are used by most universities for teaching purpises. I did a modern history module and the workload is far harder you have to defend your argument before a school body and they will pick your work apart. I've known students to leave in tears.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 25, 2012, 05:16:58 PM
Bleeerruuugh to school.  The last course I took was over in 20hrs.  I have to go write the final test now.  Then I'll have my airbrakes endorsement!  woot.  But that's ok because I don't have to pay for the course, only the final test which is $15.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 25, 2012, 05:23:21 PM
I love history - find it really sad that most people dont have a clue even with more modern history - came across a a 20 year old who thought Auschwitz was  "a german train or something ?" She was quite shocked when I explained what it was and what happened there...... she seemed to know a lot about BB and TOWIE though........ :roll:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 25, 2012, 05:40:43 PM
When I was in high school, we had a survivor come and speak to us about what it was like, the things he'd seen.  It was very upsetting to say the least.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel June 25, 2012, 07:38:45 PM
It's still a disturbing (and moving) episode in history. I thought I knew pretty much what went on until I read 'Maus'. I found that really disturbing, probably (almost certainly) because of the deeply personal nature of the narrative.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 25, 2012, 09:06:24 PM
When I was in high school, we had a survivor come and speak to us about what it was like, the things he'd seen.  It was very upsetting to say the least.

We had the same thing at my high school.

Earlier in the year I had a kid in my class saluting hitler in the typical manner. I ripped in to him explaining about genocide and how what he was doing was glorifying atrocities against humanity. It was a good short history lesson on the fly.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 25, 2012, 09:07:58 PM
Did he cry?  If not, he's a dimwit and should be moved to the closest desk to the teacher's. :wry:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 25, 2012, 11:34:31 PM
I've met a few survivors one was from a camp in Poland and the other had been a POW in Burma. Very humbling to meet these people, to hear their stories. I also meta Russian fighter pilots daughter her father had operated in the D Day landings a squadron of Russian fighters harassed German lines. She gave me a pin commemorating their actions. He flew a P 45 Sokol.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 26, 2012, 01:59:11 AM
Did he cry?  If not, he's a dimwit and should be moved to the closest desk to the teacher's. :wry:

Actually a couple of minutes later he did it again. I think he was showing other kids why he got such a telling off, he looked a bit sheepish that time. I have him furthest from my desk otherwise I would go insane. Saying that he's a nice enough kid, just does stupid things now and then. Good sense of humour which is a redeemable feature.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: sliksham June 26, 2012, 07:06:09 AM
The company I used to work for has a technical centre in Dachau; the first time I went there for work I felt obliged to visit the camp, it was the most sobering experience of my life.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 27, 2012, 02:00:06 AM
I worked on one thing all day at work today, pull the engine out of a forklift like this
(http://catalog.fitzequip.com/AdvHTML_Upload/A875B17189Z_1.jpg)
To get to this and replace it.
(http://images.whisystems.com/smartpages/partinfo_resize/DCL/388149.jpg)
This is a flywheel.  The toothed ring around the perimiter is what the starter gear uses to turn the engine to start it.  On the forklift I was working on the ring gear was largely stripped off.  It wasn't quite right from the factory in 2005 and would sometimes not mesh and the starter would just grind the tips off the teeth.  I noticed last year that it was coming due for replacement.  A couple weeks ago there was three days when it would grind 9 times out of 10.  Today we started to pull the engine out to change it and it went really well for the first two hours.  By 10:30 (started at 8 ) we were separating the engine from the transmission, and it wouldn't let go.  Turned out, there was one bolt that could not be seen from any angle, you could only shove your arm down inside and feel it with your finger tips.  It took three hours and custom tool fabrication to get the bolt out.  Before I left at 5pm we had bolted the new flywheel and ring gear on to the engine.  All in all, a very good day, compared with some repair days.  Tomorrow is all reassembly. :woohoo:

I think I'll make a clock out of the old one. :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty June 27, 2012, 11:14:48 PM
When I was about 5 or 6, back in the 1970s, one of our neighbours had survived Auschwitz. I'd noticed the number tattooed on his arm and asked him about it. At the time, he told me that he would talk to my parents first before explaining it to me. The next time I saw him, he told me the basic outline of what had happened and what he had experienced.

It made a hell of an impression on me, and I think it was one of the fundamental influences on my views on racism and prejudice. That someone could do such things to my 'Uncle John' just because he came from a particular background was beyond my comprehension.



On a lighter note, I met up with an old friend of mine this evening for a drink. It's the first time I've seen him for about 9 or 10 years. Somehow, we just lost touch. I tracked his details down and dropped him an email out of the blue last week to suggest meeting up. It was lovely, as if the last few years - which had been difficult for both of us in some ways - just hadn't slipped by. We just dropped back into easy chit-chat as if it had only been a few weeks since we last saw one another.

It was lovely. Meeting a friend you thought you might never see again is wonderful, isn't it? :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel June 27, 2012, 11:48:46 PM
Meeting a friend you thought you might never see again is wonderful, isn't it? :D

It is. Years ago I ran into an old friend in London out of the blue. What was odd was that we were both from Derbyshire. We arranged to meet up, had a meal and a drink. She was working in a cancer hospice and doing so many things I never could. Oddly, even after that, we never stayed in touch. She's probably off doing incredible things still.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: igirisujin June 29, 2012, 03:17:05 PM
The decline of the popularity of subjects is always depressing, as a former philosophy student and momentary part-teacher of it, I know the feeling,  I am stuck teaching English as a second language but it pays the bills. 

Still on to things that make me happy, sitting down to some warm milk and The Avengers with Diana Rigg even though she is old enough to be my grandmother.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium July 02, 2012, 01:38:13 AM
Spain 4 - Italy 0
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 09, 2012, 08:56:37 AM
Got a drink driver arrested at work last night after several weeks of giving his number plate to every police officer I could - the problem being he lives a couple of miles down the road and they could never catch him behind the wheel with the car keys on him - he drove in just as a local traffic unit were finishing their coffee so they sat down the road and promptly nicked him as he left the forecourt !
 I have no time for idiots like that - hopefully they will throw the book at him  :grrr:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 09, 2012, 09:01:14 AM
Good stuff. I hope he gets all he deserves!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel July 09, 2012, 01:35:53 PM
Got a drink driver arrested at work last night after several weeks of giving his number plate to every police officer I could - the problem being he lives a couple of miles down the road and they could never catch him behind the wheel with the car keys on him - he drove in just as a local traffic unit were finishing their coffee so they sat down the road and promptly nicked him as he left the forecourt !
 I have no time for idiots like that - hopefully they will throw the book at him  :grrr:

Like it!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold July 10, 2012, 07:55:23 PM
 :applause: very well done mate, idiots like that should be band for life.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON July 10, 2012, 09:22:34 PM
Aparrently he was nearly twice over the limit when they stopped him - without any outward signs of being drunk ! That's what made me suspicious in the first place, he bought 19 bottles of wine in a 7 day period all in the early hours of the morning but appearing perfectly sober I had no reason to refuse him service - even though I suspected he was probably an alcoholic.
Oh and apparently he had no insurance on the car either ........thank god he didn't hit anyone.....  :shock:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Curious Plankton July 11, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
Started a new RPG campaign for Victoriana which is great :D

Also found a bit of time for myself to start writing again which is awesomely cathartic
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty July 11, 2012, 05:51:47 PM
:applause: very well done mate, idiots like that should be band for life.
They should definitely face the music...  :angel:

As for things I like. Young Rufus loves getting in the water:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7N8WMRDDgJs/TkgeeDgK9II/AAAAAAAAAOw/rNNrCdgvoCI/s640/DSCN0859.JPG)

Last weekend, we took him to one of the swimming ponds on Hampstead Heath, which is for people AND dogs. Normally, we take him to the local pond which isn't good for people to swim in so we limit ourselve to a little paddle around at the edge of the water. When we got in the water with him and started swimming around, too, it practically melted his little doggy brain with joy...

That was nice.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel July 12, 2012, 10:53:44 PM
I always love hearing about you and Rusty, Cultist!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty July 23, 2012, 06:27:10 PM
Cheers. :)

Things that make me happy today. Last week, I started running home from work. Well, part of the way, thought I'd best build up. I work just near London Bridge*, so I've started off with running from there to Bethnal Green, which is about 2.5 miles from work. Once I'm comfy with that, I'll run to the next station in Hackney before getting the train and so on, until I'm running all 8 miles home.

It was a bit hot and sweaty in the sunshine today, but I think it's worth it.




* No, I'm not looking forward to the Olympics very much...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 23, 2012, 09:05:21 PM
I hope the trains aren't packed full. Hate being stuck by sweaty people on the train  :wink: Good work on the keeping fit though. I always think I should cycle to work.

Things that make me happy:

My daughter took her first few steps a couple of days ago.  :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty July 23, 2012, 10:15:08 PM
I hope the trains aren't packed full. Hate being stuck by sweaty people on the train  :wink: Good work on the keeping fit though. I always think I should cycle to work.
I shouldn't have too bad a time myself, as I start work quite early and I should miss the busiest periods. I think London Bridge, which I don't have to use myself, is going to be total chaos. It has been mad every time they've tested out their plan for how to direct people during the Olympics.

I would cycle to work, as it would only take me about 35 minutes. But we don't have a shower or anything for a quick clean up. That's why I decided to run home instead.

As for the running, thanks to the way the train timetable works out, I have to wait for about 20 minutes at Bethnal Green for my train. That's a cooling down and deodorising period which is greatly appreciated by whoever will end up sitting next to me, I suspect. :)

My daughter took her first few steps a couple of days ago.  :woohoo:
See, now that IS cool. Before you know it, she'll be trundling around like a maniac causing havoc. :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 23, 2012, 10:38:18 PM
direct people during the Olympics.
Oxymoron/double negative/not possible

My daughter took her first few steps a couple of days ago.  :woohoo:
Awesome, beefcake.

A co worker of mine's son began walking last year.  He started with the usual steps while hanging from someone, did that for a long while.  Then one day he was apparently sitting on the floor, and just stood up and walked away all stable like.  The next day, according to his father, he stood up, walked to the table, picked up his bottle, stuffed it in his mouth and walked away drinking the whole time.  That's more that some adults can do.  Kids  :shrug:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin July 24, 2012, 06:58:15 PM
im happ because tomorrow ( best Goullum vice)  its me birthdays precioussss.
im off work,  the weathers fine, and ive some cash to spend in Brum... 
My lovely wife is off with me thurs and fri  so were probably out for a meal one of thouse days. 
hhhmmmmm  slow lazy days ahead!   i can do some painting some modeling, some sculpting, play the radio loud and  relax
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty July 24, 2012, 07:58:48 PM
Oxymoron/double negative/not possible
Their cunning plan appears to be to send all the people who want to get into the railway station down one strip of narrow pavement next to a busy road, while simultaneously sending all the people who want to get into the tube station to go in the opposite direction along the same strip of narrow pavement.

From the other side of the road and knowing I'll be going away from the chaos, it's hilarious.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 24, 2012, 10:29:12 PM
Oxymoron/double negative/not possible
Their cunning plan appears to be to send all the people who want to get into the railway station down one strip of narrow pavement next to a busy road, while simultaneously sending all the people who want to get into the tube station to go in the opposite direction along the same strip of narrow pavement.

From the other side of the road and knowing I'll be going away from the chaos, it's hilarious.

Put that way, it would be.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat July 25, 2012, 06:11:58 PM
Someone with a fairly large part in a currently released (in the US, anyway) film is auditioning for a part in my short.  It's extra good news for me, as it solves the problem of finding a decent child actor.

Here's a tip from you to me:  Never write a film that stars a child.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 25, 2012, 09:08:18 PM
Unfortunately I hear that Lipnicki kid is all grown up now. (Stilll has a childlike look though)  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon July 25, 2012, 10:09:36 PM
I sold a painting for five hundred pounds. I was only looking ninety for it but the guy fell in love with the painting.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 25, 2012, 10:39:34 PM
 :notworthy:  Very impressive.  I bet that makes it easier to part with, and takes care of some bills.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel July 25, 2012, 10:45:00 PM
Useful, given your eye problems mentioned in the other thread! :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon July 25, 2012, 10:54:29 PM
My other half has it all allocated already :-) sadly it will probably be a while before I can paint anymore I can barely see to type never mind paint at the moment.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 25, 2012, 11:06:32 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat July 26, 2012, 03:40:14 AM
I sold a painting for five hundred pounds. I was only looking ninety for it but the guy fell in love with the painting.

Well done sir!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 26, 2012, 04:15:39 AM
 :metoo:
Good work. Must be nice to get that extra influx of cash especially when you were only expecting 90. an extra 410 would be a great surprise.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 02, 2012, 01:31:28 AM
As of 5pm this evening, I officially began my holidays!! :woohoo: No more work for me until August 28th!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
 :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing:

Sorry, but I'm a bit excited about it. :shrug: :lalala: muahahahaha
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 02, 2012, 04:27:01 AM
4 weeks sweet. Now get painting, you still have 40 Heresy tunnel guard to paint and 30 non Heresy.   :grrr:  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 02, 2012, 04:29:51 AM
I know :hmmm  I do plan to do a fair bit of painting, but tomorrow we are leaving town for a week.  We also have some serious yard reconstructing to do as well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: parthvader August 02, 2012, 10:00:38 AM
As of 5pm this evening, I officially began my holidays!! :woohoo: No more work for me until August 28th!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
 :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing: :boing:

Sorry, but I'm a bit excited about it. :shrug: :lalala: muahahahaha

Good for you!! Going anywhere nice?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: parthvader August 02, 2012, 10:03:36 AM
I sold a painting for five hundred pounds. I was only looking ninety for it but the guy fell in love with the painting.

Congratulations! That must be a veery nice painting if someone is willing to pay £500 for it.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon August 04, 2012, 10:26:03 AM
http://www.newboldworld.com/Challenge/2CE2012/P04.html

A link to one of my paintings.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty August 04, 2012, 10:15:52 PM
As usual, getting an order from Hasslefree makes me happy. :)

Plus, I'm happy that this week seems to have ended without any of me or my housemates being hurt. Well, I've got a bruised elbow and knee but nothing that counts as more than annoying. A newish housemate, who had only lived here a short time, went a bit crazy last weekend. It all finally came to a head the other night when, after having had the police called on him, he went off (before they arrived) to wander the streets for a bit.

Then he came back and smashed his way in through the living room window (he didn't have his key, though we'd actually locked the front door behind him, not that he took the time to discover that). And, wielding a big lump of broken glass, he went after another housemate who he'd previously scared so badly that she had called the police.

I rugby tackled him while he was trying to smash his way into her bedroom, as she and her boyfriend where holding the door shut from the inside. It took both me and her boyfriend to subdue the crazy chap. Which we had to do really quite vigorously before he would stop trying to attack us.

The police have turned out to be useless. They've arrested him more than once since this started last weekend and just keep letting him out with a caution. He was drunk and having a massive argument with a trader at the local market at about 09:30 this morning (Saturday), for example. No idea where he's living now, and I don't really care as long as he stays away from me.


It makes me even happier that I got some extra pay at work a little while ago that means I'll be able to afford to move out soon. I was already looking. I won't be hurried into moving somewhere I don't want to. But you know how it is.
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: Inso August 04, 2012, 10:59:42 PM
3 golds in athletics this evening... that makes me happy :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 05, 2012, 10:33:20 AM
Getting my summer time bonus 2 days after placing order the mountain just waiting for the stndards to be sculpted and HF 1 dwarven army is ready to paint  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon August 05, 2012, 06:08:31 PM
Getting two of my poems published in two different formats. One is in an anthology of local poets and the other is an online ezine for poetry. The anthology had a book launch at which I had to read my poem (I hate public speaking). They used one of my lines in their description of what is a poet.
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: somaticon August 16, 2012, 12:42:30 PM
Puppies :-) to be more accurate the three little pups that I just delivered mums a labrabor and dad is a border collie.

Only downside is the complete lack of sleep.
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: beefcake August 16, 2012, 10:08:33 PM
Puppies sound just like kids then in regards to sleep.

4 day weekend  :woohoo:
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: leadhead August 20, 2012, 02:25:29 AM
Found something really cool while digging in the yard today.  I put the shovel into the ground in an undisturbed spot and when I pushed the handle away to break up the ground, something small fell.down behind the blade.  At first.I thought it was a toy knight, but when I picked it up, it was a little Stormtrooper!!!  He's even cast metal.

On another note, totally bagged from two days of intense digging.
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: vampifan August 20, 2012, 11:15:47 AM
it was a little Stormtrooper!!! 

The force is strong in that one!
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: DRAGON August 24, 2012, 07:31:44 AM
Finally got my money from my Grandmas will - my bank account has never looked so healthy !  :lalala:
Thanks Grandma - miss you X
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: leadhead August 24, 2012, 07:34:13 AM
Don't waste it dragon, give it to me.  I'll give it a good home. :wink:
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: DRAGON August 24, 2012, 07:39:05 AM
Dont you start - already getting that from my dad - going to put some in a cash ISA and spend a bit ...... :angel:
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: leadhead August 24, 2012, 07:52:14 AM
 :lmao:
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: Inso August 24, 2012, 12:01:17 PM
My lad passed 10 GCSEs... I'm pretty happy about that :)
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: beefcake August 24, 2012, 09:53:07 PM
 :thumbup:

Don't really know what GCSE's are (High school subject tests?) but it must be good if you're happy about it.
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: beefcake August 27, 2012, 09:37:09 AM
Just sold a resin dungeon I created!!  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Now... off to make some more.
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: Inso August 27, 2012, 10:20:13 AM
Well done Beefcake... I hope you got a good price for it after all the work you put in :mrgreen:!

I am happy playing with the little kitten today. Henry is a complete time waster and I think he has been the reason I have slept OK for the last couple of days (being happy chills you out :) ).

Henry says hiya!:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/Henry1.jpg)

He's already making gang signs... I'll have to watch that... next it will be pose-able thumbs :D!
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: Mr Teufel August 27, 2012, 10:48:09 AM
Gee, that's a clueless- cute-looking kitty!
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: Inso August 27, 2012, 11:41:19 AM
He is as sharp as a tack... and into everything. He probably looks dopey because I took the pic when it was pretty dark (with a flash).
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: DRAGON August 27, 2012, 07:39:14 PM
Needs another hilight and the eyes dont look quite right............. :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat August 28, 2012, 02:03:04 PM
Yesterday I wrapped principle photography on a short film I wrote and directed.  Not only is it always pleasing to get to do what I do (as it were), but I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for the support I received from friends, industry contacts, and even complete strangers who donated their time and resources to bring my little story to life. 

I'm a very lucky man.
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: DRAGON August 28, 2012, 07:24:56 PM
Nice one  :thumbup:
Can we get to see it anywhere ?
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: Lorbaat August 28, 2012, 07:47:07 PM
Nice one  :thumbup:
Can we get to see it anywhere ?

It's entirely possible- unfortunately one of the costs of hiring professional actors is that I can't just pop it on YouTube without paying them, but I'll be sending it to pretty much any festival I think might show it- and since it has a comic book angle, that includes comic conventions and so on.  I certainly won't be shy about promoting it...

...of course, it will take a couple/three months to get through post-production, anyway.

Maybe I can manage to get some stills or something.
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: Gangrel August 28, 2012, 10:25:23 PM
Henry, meet Mina.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/555795_10150914874091277_1481602812_n.jpg)

She and her sister were abandoned in El's garden. Mina is sleeping in the crook of my left arm as I type this.
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: Gothy Beans August 28, 2012, 11:54:38 PM
Thank you Gangrel for showing the world my dirty towels.  :lmao

Mina in a cleaner towel after defleaing:
(http://i.imgur.com/q8UB5.jpg)

And her sister (now gone to another home):
(http://i.imgur.com/5Zlqi.jpg)
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: leadhead August 29, 2012, 01:54:53 AM
Cutrid.  When something is soo rediculously cute it is putrid, you get cutrid.  That's trademarked and copyrighted so no stealsies! :paranoid:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie August 31, 2012, 12:44:08 AM
Thank you Gangrel for showing the world my dirty towels.  :lmao

I hadn't noticed they were dirty until you pointed them out

:D

Cute kitty
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: somaticon August 31, 2012, 02:15:36 PM
Cute kittens.
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: Gangrel August 31, 2012, 06:16:10 PM
Thank you Gangrel for showing the world my dirty towels.  :lmao

I hadn't noticed they were dirty until you pointed them out

:D

Cute kitty

See! NO-ONE was looking the towels!
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: DRAGON September 06, 2012, 08:22:17 PM
Got myself a new magnifying lamp today - 108 LEDs ! Nice white light on my workbench unlike the old one with it's yellow glow where the ring bulb had got hot and turned the plastic bulb cover a scorched brown/yellow colour, the new one doesn't get hot  :cool:
Dismantled the old lamp and removed the glass magnifyer and instantly reverted to 5yrs old setting light to twigs etc - think I might use it to build a death ray.......... :angel:
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: beefcake September 06, 2012, 09:00:41 PM
Yes... build a death ray. A pity it only works on ants though... no big plans for world domination then?
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: leadhead September 06, 2012, 10:42:25 PM
Yes... build a death ray. A pity it only works on ants though... no big plans for world domination then?

If it's big enough, and in orbit... :twisted:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat September 11, 2012, 07:45:25 PM
Nice one  :thumbup:
Can we get to see it anywhere ?

Even better than stills, I finally sorted out albums full of behind-the-scenes shots on my professional FB page!

http://www.facebook.com/EggFilm
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon September 12, 2012, 08:41:30 AM
six adorable puppies nearly a month old now they are Labrador Collie crosses. Sadly one of them is blind and won't be going to a new home however he has never known anything different and seems to get by fairly well with just sight and sound.
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: Steel Penguin September 14, 2012, 07:20:37 PM
weeks holiday. :boing:  admitidly 4 days of that will have workmen involved,  new soffets facias and gutters, new roof on the porch, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation..... but i can sit and watch people working for once.  got plenty to paint. might watch some of the sstuff ive ben saving on the virgin box ...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin September 16, 2012, 10:03:46 AM
today is my 12 wedding aniverisary.  Saphire Penguin and i got married the saterday the fuel protest stopped in 2000,  we had spent the whole week working on contingancy plans to get the guests from across a good chunk of the Uk, to the site by car sharing, hook and crook.
havent regreted that day  for a moment since.
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: Inso September 16, 2012, 10:37:10 AM
Congrats :). 12 down, forever to go :D

... and Henry doesn't look quite so dopey here:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/Henry5.jpg)
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: Steel Penguin September 16, 2012, 12:07:49 PM
Thanks  were both looking forward to the future together .. still.
i recognise that look... its  " what we doing,  we should be doing something, or im going to BOARD" look that needs imediate attention, or there will be the thunder of paws and much mischeif!
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: somaticon September 16, 2012, 03:05:50 PM
I've decided to edit my own poetry magazine it is going to be called A New Ulster and is a homage to Fortnight and the Honest Ulsterman both of which went out of production recently.
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: DRAGON October 23, 2012, 07:15:42 AM
6 days off work !   :boing:
Time for some hobby related stuff  :mrgreen:
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: beefcake October 23, 2012, 08:02:42 AM
6 days off work !   :boing:
Time for some hobby related stuff  :mrgreen:

Paint that dragon
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: Inso October 23, 2012, 10:51:29 AM
6 days off work !   :boing:
Time for some hobby related stuff  :mrgreen:

Paint that dragon

I just thought I'd alter that to highlight the intent ;)
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: beefcake October 23, 2012, 10:59:45 AM
 :lol:
I think Inso is giving a subliminal message that he wants it to be green

Edited that I don't think Inso wants to wee green as my previous typo said.
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: DRAGON October 24, 2012, 11:49:09 PM
I'm getting there .......... you never know what colour it may turn out ! :wink:

I had to go to work last night for a couple of hours due to a power cut and as the boss put it, "dumb & dumber cant get the tills working" :lmao
Anyway I hung round for a couple of hours to make sure there wasn't a repeat as it is an unknown building electrical fault causing everything to trip - decided to go at midnight and my phone went just as I got home to say it had happened again - no tills and a £500 diesel sale on the hgv pump with no way of processing it !
Went back to find an irate lorry driver on his phone to his manager - as soon as he saw me his exact words were "It's ok Sean's here he will fix it"
Just goes to show - I'm just like the ravens at the Tower of London, I leave and the place literally falls apart !  :lol:
Oh and the boss said to book the 3 hours down at double time as I am on holiday - not bad for pushing 2 buttons and flicking a trip switch !
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: No Head Ned October 25, 2012, 03:44:21 PM
The only problem with being the one who sorts everything out is that everyone always expects you to sort everything out.

"I curse your first born child with Competence!"
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: beefcake November 01, 2012, 11:38:10 PM
Next year I've just been offered a 1:1 digital classroom to work in. That means each child in the class will have their own computer to work on and books will be all but done away with. I'm quite excited about this. The class will be so much more engaged in what they are doing (not that they aren't at the moment but the potential...)  :woohoo: :woohoo: :boing: :yup: :cool: :D
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: leadhead November 05, 2012, 11:16:20 PM
I am officially ready to pour $1000 worth of concrete. :blub:  That's a lot further into debt I'll be going. :tantrum:  But on the plus side, I'll have a garden wall, three large raised garden beds, a wall down my driveway, and a fence with two gates next summer.  Now my other half will REALLY be pushing for a dog.

Driveway section nearly fell over

This post sounded almost like it should be in another thread.  But having that all done does make me happy and less stressed.
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: leadhead November 19, 2012, 07:08:46 AM
Today I put up fibreglass insulation in my basement.  Now my entire floor is insulated, so, hopefully I will have muchly reduced heating bills this winter.  I officially hate fibreglass with a just cause.  I used to just hate it on speculation.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON November 27, 2012, 08:45:12 AM
My new tv and 3D home theatre set up should be arriving today and I have still got the best part of a week off work ........  :boing:
On the downside I have had 4 days off so far and haven't managed to touch anything hobby related  :(
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 27, 2012, 09:58:47 AM
Sounds exciting. I just got an iPad for work a few days ago. Even got to go to the store myself with a mate and buy three of them and choose the colour of the protective case. It's lots of fun :)
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: DRAGON November 27, 2012, 09:04:16 PM
New tv is installed and connected to the internet - havent got to get out of bed to check the FOD now !  :lol:
This Smart TV lark is pretty funky.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon November 27, 2012, 09:25:17 PM
Father in Law bought us a 42 inch flat screen plasma tv for Chrimbo.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 29, 2012, 11:34:53 PM
Along with the new iPad I received a few weeks ago, and the new laptop for general work with my students which all staff got about a month earlier, Ive now got a netbook to play around on with Windows 8. Soon I'll be found starved under a pile of technlogy unable to break free.
The netbooks are what each member of my class will be using next year so I need to get up to speed on them before I have my new class. No doubt they'll teach me as much as I teach them but that's all part of their learning :)
 :boing: :boing:
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: leadhead November 30, 2012, 03:54:46 AM
Well, if you end up with too much technology I'll gladly give some a new home.
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: Brandlin November 30, 2012, 10:53:43 AM
Sat on an a 380 just coming back from a business trip to Brisbane. Gotta love wifi at 35,000 feet.

Gonna buy me loads of tech in dubai on the way back !
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: Steel Penguin November 30, 2012, 06:37:11 PM
3 day weekend  ahhh lovely.   and im only in for a 1/2 day at work next friday as im off to see war of the worlds in brum. :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 02, 2012, 05:10:21 AM
I posted in the angry thread so now I have to balance it out.

So yesterday, Nov 30 (as it's still Dec 1 for me), was my other half's birthday.  After taking her out for dinner, I proposed.  She said yes 8)  :lalala: :blink:
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: beefcake December 02, 2012, 06:23:46 AM
Congratulations!!! Great news  :thumbup:  :applause: :applause: :applause:
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: Mr Teufel December 02, 2012, 07:17:48 AM
Congrats, leadhead! May all your troubles be little ones! :woohoo: :lmao:
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: DRAGON December 02, 2012, 08:28:12 AM
Congratulations !  :lalala:
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: Gangrel December 02, 2012, 09:04:06 AM
Congratulations  to both of you.   :D
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: Inso December 02, 2012, 02:57:18 PM
I posted in the angry thread so now I have to balance it out.

So yesterday, Nov 30 (as it's still Dec 1 for me), was my other half's birthday.  After taking her out for dinner, I proposed.  She said yes 8)  :lalala: :blink:

Congratulations to you and your fiance :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bungle December 02, 2012, 03:30:43 PM
After taking her out for dinner, I proposed.  She said yes 8)  :lalala: :blink:

so :jawdrop:  :woohoo:.... sorted on a wedding date yet?

In a similar vein...just "celebrated" (ie we both forgot, but I remembered soonest afterwards  :angel: ) our 19th anniversary of being together.

We took our time to make things "official" and then even longer for the sprogs (that take over your life)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 02, 2012, 06:03:12 PM
Thanks all.  The 'little ones' are a short ways away yet, as for sorting out a date, preliminary discussion is next fall.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 08, 2012, 10:09:18 AM
as aluded to above.  went to see the new version of War of the Worlds in brum last night.   :thumbup: I like it, its different enough to the origanal version to show, the music is rescored slightly and the dialoge subtley differnt, the stage has more "effects"  like the tripodes heat ray now belching flame ( i kid you not!) the new cast work well, Liam Nealson has the gravitas to carry it and his voice and manerisams diffent enough to Richard Burton that the part is his own.  Marti Pellow was ok ( im not a big fan of his from back in the day so.)  Both Ricky Wilson and  Will Stapleton were good as the artillery man and voice of humanity, and Jason donovan does Parson Nathaniel well. needless to say both parts passed very quickly and im a bit tapped out on the merch, ( new version CD and Vinal t shirt program and mug).  And the best bit is that it was a much apreciated chritmas pressy from my lovely wife from last year.
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: Mr Teufel December 08, 2012, 01:02:47 PM
Heh! I remember when Jason Donovan did the Rocky Horror Show in Australia!
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: DRAGON December 08, 2012, 01:26:55 PM
Saw the first version and was really impressed - even bought the dvd   :yup:
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: Steel Penguin December 08, 2012, 04:41:26 PM
Dragon , we saw the 1st version at the NEC back in 06 (?) when it was there, i beleve i waxed lyrical abought it then as well, we bought the dvd when i came out, and have still only watched the 1st half  :scratchhead:  we realy should watch the 2nd half soon.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty December 08, 2012, 11:02:31 PM
"I got a couple of ready-tied bow ties for the Christmas party at work next week."

"Cool. Hey, we should put them on the dogs - Rufus and Alfie'll look like James Bond!"

[...]

"Aah. Shame we've only got two, Star and Millie are being left out."

"Well, we've got the Santa outfit and the Liverpool shirt..."


And that's how we ended up with this photo:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M7nmuNzk4es/UMPC9pWGWII/AAAAAAAAARM/fA5pHArZrwU/s640/4dogsdec2012.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 19, 2012, 05:54:03 AM
Got a Christmas bonus again this year.  Smaller than last year, but hey, a bonus is a bonus.  On top of that, I also go a raise.  Woot.
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: beefcake December 19, 2012, 06:30:46 AM
Bonus is always good. Being employed by the government I never get a bonus... I do have a six week break though, interspersed with needing to go back into work for prep for the new year.
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: DRAGON December 19, 2012, 04:09:59 PM
Bonuses ? 6 weeks holiday ?  I'm working 9 hrs christmas day, 8 hrs boxing day and New years day  :roll:
Having said that It's treble time and two lots of double time so I work 25 hrs and get paid for 59 - nearly another weeks wages for doing nothing - no brainer really ! :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 19, 2012, 07:04:32 PM
That is pretty good wages :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 19, 2012, 11:42:28 PM
I'd work it if the pay was like that.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 20, 2012, 07:05:19 PM
not quite "things that make me happy" but more things that have made my co-workers happy.  I was planning on getting douhnuts for the office i work in ( theres a greggs on site with the multi buy i was reconing abought £10  for doughnuts for everyone)  one of my coworkers won a bit of cash on a scrach card and mentioned that he was also thinking the same thing this morning, so we split the cost half way and all afternoon the office has had a wonderful suger fuelled bon homme to it.
and as i dont mind a day  old doughnut there probaly gonna be a couple left tommorow as well.
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: beefcake December 20, 2012, 07:07:14 PM
Mmmmm... Doughnuts... :drownindrool:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Dethkor December 20, 2012, 09:06:25 PM
Mmmmm... Doughnuts... :drownindrool:

Is there anything a doughnut can't do?
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: DRAGON December 20, 2012, 09:32:46 PM
I cook them every morning at work along with croissants etc - when I first got the job all I had to do was serve petrol......... :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 20, 2012, 11:10:58 PM
The compay I work for does donut day every friday.  I am the one who goes to get them, so if you make me mad you get icky donuts. muahahahaha
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: DRAGON December 22, 2012, 09:23:30 PM
Just recieved a very nice christmas pressie from my best mate annd his mrs - a wireless keyboard for my new smart tv - hence i am typing this sat on my bed as we speak through the tv - I could move 6ft to the left and use the pc - but wheres the fun in that ?  :mrgreen:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 22, 2012, 09:59:14 PM
I want one!!!
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: leadhead December 22, 2012, 11:02:58 PM
So, as yesterday was Friday, as I posted earlier, we had donut day.  Being the last weekday before the holiday, we had a number of customers bring in treats.  We ended up having about 5 dozen donuts, a meat and cheese tray and a fruit and dip tray.  We still have donuts left.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 22, 2012, 11:25:39 PM
So how many people did you have to share that with?
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: leadhead December 23, 2012, 06:19:18 AM
It got to the point where we couldn't give them away.  There were still around a dozen at the end of today.
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: Penfold January 04, 2013, 12:15:38 AM
Well i had some great news today, the powers that b have finally got round about letting the wife home  :boing:, as soon as the sore has cleared up the funding will be ready, only down side is we will have to have a live in career 24/7 
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 04, 2013, 09:09:00 PM
Good news indeed  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel January 04, 2013, 11:57:31 PM
Good to hear, Penfold! :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 05, 2013, 01:12:23 AM
Great news penfold. Live in career might be nice
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 06, 2013, 09:14:39 PM
Thanks lads.
only 3 day to go and it will have been 6 months since she went in. Now all i want to know is how 1 man who is awake at home for 4 >5 hours a day can make so much mess ? :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin January 10, 2013, 10:51:24 AM
2 days off , drilling pinning, glueing and undercoating hopefuly....
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 26, 2013, 06:58:01 PM
I am happy because I have a happy, sprawly Pog:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/Henry117.jpg)
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: DRAGON January 26, 2013, 07:12:04 PM
 :jawdrop: the  footstool is eating your cat ! :christalmighty:  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 26, 2013, 10:08:14 PM
No Dragon its coughed up a cat shaped fur ball, 
Inso is that cat smiling  :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 26, 2013, 10:11:07 PM
Yep... the Pog grins a lot when he's chilled out :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin January 26, 2013, 10:14:44 PM
in the words of the great philosifur " neaver trust a smileing cat "  :smile:
but he deffo looks a well happy mog, grats on that Inso
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel January 26, 2013, 11:39:45 PM
Cute happy cat.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 27, 2013, 02:38:20 AM
He's smiling because you haven't found what he did yet. :whistle:

What makes me happy?  I've got all the pieces cut to make a massive upgrade to my work table.  I think I'll even do a before and after photo set.

Progress is going along quite smoothly.  Nearly done now.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 28, 2013, 04:56:48 AM
So there really isn't a thread for this, that I could find, so I posted it here as it makes me happy.

Living in a small house has shown me that having a place for everything to be and having everything in it's place is a good thing.  I had sort of outgrown my hobby table and had run out of room for everything to be out of the way when not in use.  So, looking up at the amount of wasted wall space above my desk I decided to create a new desk that would put to good use that vertical space.

First what I was working with yesterday.  Keep in mind that it took me a few days to design the new plan, a few days to cut all the materials and another day to put it all together.
My desk, mostly stripped of everything.  You can see all my various files stuck to the light arm with magnets.
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/28667-2/Desk01.jpg)
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/28670-2/Desk02.jpg)
The plastic drawer units contain all my paints, basing materials, bits, and unstarted minis.  The shelves aren't particularly tall, but they did have a fair amount of space for things, in the begining.  Now onto the upgraded work station.
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/28672-1/Desk03.jpg)
This is the best photo I could get as I was taking the photos with my phone.  As I was assembling the shelf unit today, I realised that I forgot to plan a shelf to cover the top drawer, so that will have to happen soonly.  I also took a pic some time ago of my spray system with the air tank that I made from an old propane bottle.  I had to clean the tank multi times to get the smell out, then sand blasted it to get the rust and old paint off.  Then primer, paint, tape, and more paint, and what was once junk is now fun recycled usefulness.  The airbrush on the left is a cheapo knock-off but works ok.  The one on the right is an Iwata Revolution CR.
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/28675-2/Spray+kit.jpg)
Now for the task of putting it all back together.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 28, 2013, 07:51:40 PM
 :boing: :boing: :woohoo: Wife is home nearly 8 months on my own  :woohoo: :boing: :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin January 28, 2013, 08:00:03 PM
Congrats pen fold mate!

Give her a hug from me!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 28, 2013, 08:43:53 PM
Great news!!!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 28, 2013, 09:03:57 PM
 :metoo: :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 28, 2013, 09:11:57 PM
That is great news.  Good to hear.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty January 29, 2013, 05:49:35 PM
Crumbs, Chief!

That's great. It must be lovely to have her home.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 29, 2013, 09:20:16 PM
 Thanks lads its great to have her home there are some cons but they are far outwayed by the pros (one of which is i get time to spend on the FoD  :boing:)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: ink the troll January 29, 2013, 10:04:45 PM
Good to hear/ read that she's back home.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel January 29, 2013, 10:07:11 PM
Very pleased for you, mate.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 30, 2013, 03:57:07 AM
I can stop BUGGING Andy about the tunnel dweller now. FoD member MRGrigson has just sold me one  :boing: :boing:
However if you still want release some new lurkers  :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 30, 2013, 04:17:45 AM
I can stop BUGGING Andy about the tunnel dweller now. FoD member MRGrigson has just sold me one  :boing: :boing:
However if you still want release some new lurkers  :wink:

 :woohoo: :woohoo:  Nicely done. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 30, 2013, 02:47:20 PM
@Penfold - That is great news. You can both settle into a more relaxed routine now (I hope).

@leadhead - I am officially envious of your work station. It beats the wotsits out of one end of the dining table.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 30, 2013, 06:13:43 PM
All I have is the kitchen bench... It is a good kitchen bench though.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel January 30, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
@Penfold - That is great news. You can both settle into a more relaxed routine now (I hope).

@leadhead - I am officially envious of your work station. It beats the wotsits out of one end of the dining table.

Just wanted to second both statements. I really need to sort out my spare room so I can get a similar workspace myself.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 30, 2013, 09:27:08 PM
Thanks again guys, she is getting used to seeing me more of the time now but i hadnot noticed how much she sleeps now about 14>15 hours a day.
I just have to get used to the 24 hour a day carer the one big con. :?

i to am envious as i have had the room but never the chance to convert as had to spend all the time down stairs to keep an eye on the wife, now lost the room to the carer as well so the end of the dinning table still for me  :D


(still no spell check  :blub:)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 30, 2013, 11:03:09 PM
I just wanted to say that I wasn't trying to gloat about my workspace, I hope nobody here thought I was.  When we moved into the house we are in now, my first priority was getting a work space established as I need it for my in/sanity.  I got lucky, as my other side wants space for her hobbies too so we tried to divide the room evenly.  This new alteration to my bench is partly because I was getting burried under my old setup and partly because she wants/needs more space.  The only way I could give her that, short of moving out into the cold crawl space was to go vertical, which opened up more space for her on what used to be my display shelves.  I've got about a quarter of the room now, maybe less, no deffinately less. :lol:

Before we were here I had staked out a corner in my appartment that was for my stuff, which was fine as I was single.  Thankfully she let me keep my corner in the appartment because it was a big appartment and she only lived there part time for the first year.

My current setup will not last forever I fear.  I can almost see the end of it actually. :(  She's talking kids, soon after the wedding.  Then I'll have no choice but to be relegated to the crawlspace, as our house is just too small for me to stake a claim elsewhere.  I don't even have a dining table large enough to work on one figure with anyone else at the table. :yup:  So I get to live it up for another year or two.

Penfold, having her home beats the pants off any alternative, even if you had to loose your potential work room to the care giver.  Given the choice if I was in your shoes, I'd take the live in care person in half a heart beat.  Hobbies can wait if they have to.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Curious Plankton January 31, 2013, 07:54:20 PM
I'm pretty interested in other peoples work spaces. We're having a few alterations done to our house at the moment and I get a permanently set up table at last  :D  We too will be dividing the room evenly. My OH needs space for her music and art so it works out well. The cupboard under the stairs is even becoming a vocal booth.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 31, 2013, 10:53:19 PM
That's awesome, CP.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold February 01, 2013, 05:15:27 PM
Mate of mine used to have the little room under the stairs as his model room as it was the only one he could lock so the children couldn't get at his stuff  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin February 01, 2013, 09:44:15 PM
Mate of mine used to have the little room under the stairs as his model room as it was the only one he could lock so the children couldn't get at his stuff  :lol:

Surely he should have just locked the children IN the room nder the stairs and kept the rest of the house?

Some people just don't think things through!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel February 01, 2013, 11:56:55 PM
But then he'd have wizards and half-giants and owls all coming over unexpectedly.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 02, 2013, 01:39:48 AM
But then he'd have wizards and half-giants and owls all coming over unexpectedly.

They wouldn't be unwelcomed at my place so long as they brought food.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Curious Plankton February 02, 2013, 08:28:07 PM
Speaking of food. Enchiladas for tea. Mmmmmm    :smile:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Lorbaat February 05, 2013, 05:40:05 PM
After a long break things are moving with my thesis film, and I have a meeting with a very talented editor tomorrow morning about cutting it.  He's agreed to the project in principle after reading the script, so I fully expect to have a post-production plan by tomorrow night.

Hurray!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty February 05, 2013, 08:14:47 PM
We've been very busy where I work lately, and I think some of us have cracked.

We spent a good 10 minutes convincing one of our support team - who quite obviously doesn't watch the right films - that the solution to a server issue at one of our customers is to upgrade the power supply so it can generate the 1.2 gigawatts of power for the flux capacitor.

We had perfect timing. I was just coming back to the desk from seeing one of our account managers and I hadn't overheard the ongoing conversation. The chap in question was sceptical, so he asked me...

Him: "Have you heard what Steve's on about for the problem at Customer X, needing to increase the power to 1.2 gigawatts-"

Me: "What, for the flux capacitor? Yeah, that's a known issue..."

:D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 05, 2013, 08:36:39 PM
 :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 07, 2013, 10:14:10 AM
My tunnel dweller arrived today :boing:
What makes me even happier though is that this year I have a digital classroom where all the kids work on their own computer at their desks. I gave them their first proper task for this year and it was just sooooooo awesome. I could interact and comment on their work from my laptop while they re doing their work at their desks. They could get instant feedback without me disturbing them.
If their sick they can still work from home and I can also check up on them if I get sick and stay in complete communication with them. I never want to go back to teaching with books again!!!!! :woohoo:
And they wee so focused too. But that always happens at the beginning of the year.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel February 11, 2013, 10:24:09 PM
...It's great living in the future, huh? (Well mostly.)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 12, 2013, 02:16:16 AM
Yep.
My class is usually a complete mess too but I haven't had the kids tidy the floor once and it's still great. No pencils/pens, loose paper or anything!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold February 12, 2013, 07:52:50 PM
to many Pancackes for tea   :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 12, 2013, 09:56:31 PM
Port makes me happy.

Not a lot else...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 16, 2013, 07:09:13 PM
... apart from this:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/Charmmy4_zps4e54701a.jpg)

Our new kitten (Charmmy) and a very happy daughter :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel February 16, 2013, 09:47:14 PM
Aaw! Great kitten! I hope she's proving you wrong about female cats and personality.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Wings February 17, 2013, 11:59:36 AM
Cute kitten! I hope she becomes as much a part of your family, life and happiness as your last cat.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 17, 2013, 12:36:42 PM
Cheers :)

Although she is just over half a Kilo (TINY!!!) she is very 'with-it'. She is much less developed than The Pog was at her age but she is certainly not being held back. She has made all the right moves when it comes to our two existing cats so at least one of them likes her. The only trouble is that she is RIDDLED with fleas and so far we have combed over 50 out of her fur. We will be getting in touch with the vets this week to see whether we can use a flea-treatment on her but she is so tiny, I am not sure if it will be possible. We'll book her in for her jabs in about two weeks and she'll get wormed and flea-treated then (if we can't do it now).

She is getting nice food, milk and lots of fuss and she is settling in nicely:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/Charmmy3_zps083bfac3.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: No Head Ned February 17, 2013, 12:48:41 PM
Didn't Big Boris mention something about a "trap of unbearable cuteness" for Deathball recently?  Maybe you can help out with that. :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold February 17, 2013, 07:05:47 PM
Inso is it the pic or are charmmy's eye realy that blue and will she grow into those ears
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel February 17, 2013, 09:40:03 PM
Kittens always grow into their ears and paws. And their eyes often start blue then change. Our Mina just about fits her ears now.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 19, 2013, 04:28:35 AM
Well after a long wait, far too long, my holiday bonus finally came through the other day.  Seriously, why should it take that long.  Oh well, I got a bonus, and the method I chose to recieve it in was tax free so I win.  So what I've done with it is order two Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" 16GB tablets.  One for me one for her so I don't have to share.  Now that I've waited two months for the bonus, I have to wait who knows how long for the tablets to arrive.  I just hope they get here before my road trip second week of March.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 19, 2013, 06:47:57 AM
A good plan.
I bought my wife an iPad mini for Xmas besides the thanks I got I also get loads of time on the computer to play games and check up of forums etc
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 19, 2013, 07:00:49 AM
Good call.  We both have android phones, and I use apples at work.  I'm not particularly impressed by apple products, sure they have great service at first, but I was trying to figure out something on my older ipod quite a while back and they wanted me to pay a crap load of money for phone support.  Bugger that!  I just don't get a warm fuzzy feeling from apple.  Although they do sell a butt load of stuff every day.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 19, 2013, 07:45:43 AM
I'd be interested in seeing how the microsoft surface goes. but I think after using an iPad I'd actually go for a samsung or something like that after using an iPad.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel February 19, 2013, 09:20:59 AM
I have an Asus Transformer, which I love, but a mate's just bought a Surface. Very nice indeed, but I'm not at all sold on the keyboard which is akin to an upmarket ZX80.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 19, 2013, 09:28:48 AM
...

I thought I'd logged on to a foreign forum for a moment there :D . I got lost on 'I-phone' :mrgreen:.

I have no idea what you are talking about but I am glad that you are happy :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 19, 2013, 03:20:11 PM
Gangrel, I was originally looking at an Asus transformer but, I got a chance to play with one and a samsung at the same time and the transformer pad had the speaker right where your right hand fits comfortably and the one I had in front of me was having a bad time connecting to a wifi signal that it considered 'good' strength.  Also, the asus disappeared from where I was going to get it, and I would have only been able to get one, and would have had to share.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: No Head Ned February 19, 2013, 03:58:31 PM
...

I thought I'd logged on to a foreign forum for a moment there :D . I got lost on 'I-phone' :mrgreen:.

I have no idea what you are talking about but I am glad that you are happy :)

I only caught up at "ZX80"...
: Re: Things that make you happy
: ink the troll February 19, 2013, 04:43:45 PM
Didn't Big Boris mention something about a "trap of unbearable cuteness" for Deathball recently?  Maybe you can help out with that. :D
True. I shall keep Inso's daughter's new kitten in mind for that one. Got a bit side-tracked researching rope bridges and roughing out lava tiles.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin February 19, 2013, 05:00:25 PM
Didn't Big Boris mention something about a "trap of unbearable cuteness" for Deathball recently?  Maybe you can help out with that. :D
True. I shall keep Inso's daughter's new kitten in mind for that one.

If you mentally block out the words "new kitten" then it becomes a very different discussion.

 8::: :swear:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DanG February 21, 2013, 07:50:25 AM
Help.  The radiator is now fixed in the third bedroom.  Not only does this mean that this can now be decorated as my second daughters own room before her 1st birthday, which is good.  However now I have now lost the space required for my desk and shelffor hobby space.  Tried to go mobile with a smaller setup but cannot find anywhere with good enough light for me to work after the kids bedtime.

Can anyone suggest an alternative to make me happy again?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: ink the troll February 21, 2013, 09:34:40 AM
Help.  The radiator is now fixed in the third bedroom.  Not only does this mean that this can now be decorated as my second daughters own room before her 1st birthday, which is good.  However now I have now lost the space required for my desk and shelffor hobby space.  Tried to go mobile with a smaller setup but cannot find anywhere with good enough light for me to work after the kids bedtime.

Can anyone suggest an alternative to make me happy again?
A small table- maybe one of those laptop tables that are foldable or if you have a place for one, then a wallmounted table. +
Desktop daylight lamp(s) or anglepoise lamp(s) with daylight bulbs (preferably ones that come with both a clamp & a proper foot, that way you can clamp the lamp to the table and the foot won't take up space). +
Drawer unit with wheels for paints & bits as the wheels make it relatively easy to move the thing out of the way. If you screw some wooden strips to the top (bit like a railing) you'd have some place to put minis that are half finished with out them taking up space on your painting table. The wooden strips should help to make sure the minis don't fall off when you move the container.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bungle February 22, 2013, 01:17:12 PM
Dunno where to put this one.

Being able to be there holding my Dads hand in his last lucid moments before he died.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 22, 2013, 02:25:34 PM
Dunno where to put this one.

Being able to be there holding my Dads hand in his last lucid moments before he died.

It's one of those things that are difficult to explain. It is sad that they are passing but knowing that you have been there at the end and given them comfort is a very 'spiritual' sort of happiness. Maybe at the time you don't feel happy but later on, you get great comfort from knowing you were there and that they weren't alone.

I think you put this in the right place :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Bungle February 22, 2013, 03:03:20 PM
Cheers mate.

Yep I sort of thought this was the right place  :happytears:

things might feel better when we can start to organise the funeral.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin February 22, 2013, 07:26:44 PM
I agree. Better to be happy you made the end as simply good as it could be rather than sad at the passing.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold February 23, 2013, 11:46:47 AM
 :metoo: 

 still regret not being with my mum when she passed away and thats been 25 years
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 23, 2013, 07:19:04 PM
Condolences bungle, nice that you were able to be there in the end.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 24, 2013, 05:06:34 AM
I'm happy because and mate oN LAF and I have nearly finished some rules for a future sports game. Looks quite good from my perspective but well see how it goes with play testers.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso February 24, 2013, 06:34:33 AM
I'm happy because and mate oN LAF and I have nearly finished some rules for a future sports game. Looks quite good from my perspective but well see how it goes with play testers.  :D

Is that You and Scurvy then?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 24, 2013, 07:19:36 AM
Yep. Working on it right now actually :)
It's looking quite cool, and I'm usually quite modest.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin February 24, 2013, 09:51:46 AM
Sapphire Penguin and my self have just replaced our old matress,  last night was the first night on the new one.  mmmmmmm  I normaly sleep pretty well, but last night i realy was zonked out.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 05, 2013, 03:25:03 AM
Thank goodness the rumors I never heard, about HF being sold, aren't true.  According to Sal's post from FB, I think.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin March 10, 2013, 08:14:50 AM
My yongest brothers up for the weekend,  so it was a Chinese meal last night and the Aldersly show later
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 14, 2013, 03:43:37 AM
Couple of things tickle me today.

First, back story.  Last week, I was on my way home for lunch and I had an incedent.  I drive a small Honda scooter, the Jazz in Canada, also known as the CHF50, Metropolitan, Scoopy and Crea Scoopy.  I was nearly home, and the rear tire blew out.  Luckily I was able to get my feet out in time and get off the road.  My fiancee's aunt and uncle were walking their dog and saw/heard it happen.  So her aunt walked to meet me as I was walking home, I never noticed them until she was walking towards me.  Uncle walked home and got their van (they're also my neighbours) and we loaded the scooter into the van.  We got to my house, got the scooter out and I put it in the basement.  Then, because I was on my lunch break, they gave me their car to get back to work.  Later when I went to take the tire off, the nut that holds it on was ruined.  Then I looked at the axle shaft and it was damaged too!  Enter stress headache.  So, I ordered a new tire and tried to hope for the best.  Got the tire today, spent some time cleaning the damaged part of the axle and tried a new nut before I put the tire on.  I got it to work so I put the whole thing back together.

So, happy for: Aunt and uncle being super nice and giving me their good car to go back to work, not crashing when the tire blew out, and mostly, NOT having to tear down the transmission to fix the damaged axle.  Now I don't have to bum a ride.

PS:  I should be getting two tablet computers in the mail tomorrow. :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 15, 2013, 09:36:26 PM
HF's on evilbay and is auctioning a Victoria and David!  Erhmahgherd!  Could I possibly win it?!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 16, 2013, 12:54:34 AM
Nope.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 16, 2013, 04:36:53 AM
Glad to hear you weren't injured. That's a stroke of luck. Very fortunate that the in laws were there too.nice ending to that story.


I'm happy that my son didn't freak out yesterday when he had to have an endoscopy. He coped SOOOO well considering he has anxiety problems. And he didn't even complain about the six hour car trips there and back. I was expecting meltdowns for three days running.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 16, 2013, 04:45:22 AM
 :lalala:  Reliefs all 'round then! :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON March 16, 2013, 08:39:44 AM
Got to go on a course for work - for once I am quite looking forward to it as I get to play with fire extinguishers and petrol !  muahahahaha
It's 4 days before Salute so if you see someone with a singed beard and burns it will probably be me !  :flame on:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 18, 2013, 09:34:52 AM
Dragon have you ever done the cause before ? i did many years ago will working :whistle: for britsh rail  never new how much of a fire bug i was until then
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON March 18, 2013, 05:07:40 PM
I did one about 10 years ago - remember thinking you need to put more fuel on that car -it was only a Fiat after all !  :angel:
By the way my nickname was Pyro many years ago - still get called it now 20 years later  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 18, 2013, 06:49:54 PM
I get to do the fire training every year... but only get to play with fire every three or four years.

It is quite empowering when yo approach a flaming pit with a fire extinguisher and put the flames out :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie March 19, 2013, 11:03:25 AM
Cake
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 19, 2013, 03:20:23 PM
Cake

I have to have 'special' cake with low sugar... but it is good when I can get it :).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin March 22, 2013, 12:53:31 PM
yesterday afternoon and today as hols.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON March 22, 2013, 05:04:11 PM
Roll on next friday - 10 days off  :lalala:
 I aim to finish the dragon ( yes - seriously this time ) and compile a shopping list for Salute plus a small Grymn project which started out of nowhere after a visit to a "cheap" shop........  :whistle:
Cake

I have to have 'special' cake with low sugar... but it is good when I can get it :).

Went to the hospital for my annual Diabetic review this morning  - all well under control  - which is more than can be said for their new computer system which went down - spent more time waiting for results to be logged onto the system than actually seeing a doctor !  :roll:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 22, 2013, 06:21:18 PM
My lad has applied to join the RAF today :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin March 22, 2013, 06:54:01 PM
Inso  heres hoping that he follows in his dads illustious footsteps, ( or does he intend to grow a tash and apply yo be a pilot?   :drevil2:)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 22, 2013, 06:57:36 PM
Techy :)... just like his dad :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin March 22, 2013, 08:10:53 PM
coooor   `es gonna work for a livein.. :lol:
good luck to him.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Chris_M March 22, 2013, 10:28:51 PM
Five weeks into my new job, and enjoying it very, very much.  :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 23, 2013, 07:57:14 PM
But Inso techys are can fly
 (http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy360/Penfold_06/armypics-94.jpg)
never to late to do those last min jobs  :P
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 27, 2013, 01:09:48 AM
Finally uploaded an avatar... :whistle:  only took a few years. :shrug:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 27, 2013, 04:06:43 AM
 :lmao:
Suits your name well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 27, 2013, 04:17:09 AM
:lmao:
Suits your name well.

As was always my intent.

PS I profile stalked you to see when you posted that and it said 9:09:09pm :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 27, 2013, 05:37:36 AM
 :paranoid2:
I'm famous. My first stalker. That's what makes me happy
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 27, 2013, 08:16:28 AM
 :applause: leadhead self likeness ?

@beefcake your 1st stalker could not get much further away and still be on the same planet  :eh:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 27, 2013, 08:26:03 AM
 :lmao
Probably a good thing (unless living in Canada is just some big ruse)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel March 27, 2013, 10:59:09 AM
Nah, you only find big roos in Australia!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 27, 2013, 02:36:02 PM
 :lmao
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 28, 2013, 01:57:48 PM
 :boing: sweeties o yes and some heresy goblins and centaures to go with them.
:scratchhead: did i get that the right way round
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso March 29, 2013, 08:36:14 AM
Four days off. Lots of sculpting and a little painting (if the bleeping kitten doesn't completely rip my hands to pieces).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 29, 2013, 09:20:16 AM
Easter break is good. (funnily enough. for some strange reason teachers get the Tuesday off over here while everyone else has to work :) )
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: leadhead March 30, 2013, 12:40:15 AM
Easter break is good. (funnily enough. for some strange reason teachers get the Tuesday off over here while everyone else has to work :) )

Just go with it. :shock:
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: DRAGON March 30, 2013, 08:13:33 AM
I am officially on holiday for the next 9 days !  :lalala:
After some late night negotiations I have secured 4 days off covering Salute plus it means I get to extra 2 days pay on this months payday which is the day before  - handy that ! 
This week I have 3 modelling projects to finish, 40 trees to plant and 3 trees to cut down and coppice - might need another holiday !  :lol:
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: Penfold March 30, 2013, 05:29:53 PM
 :boing: more toys, more goblins this time mounted and  the Fenris APC. thanks guys  eally must get some painting done  :lol:
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: Penfold April 04, 2013, 07:47:09 PM
I was going to put this under things that P@** you off but thouhgt it better here.
Took wife into hospital on tuesday for a couple of small operations then out again on wednesday simple ? no only just managed to get her home today so i am HAPPY  :woohoo: that she is home.
also without the live in carer here i managed to get a full 9 hours sleep  from 18.30 yesterday until 03.30 slept on the floor but hay thats the most amount of sleep since sept last year.
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: leadhead April 05, 2013, 01:57:46 AM
We're pulling for you and your missus.  Best wishes.
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: Steel Penguin April 07, 2013, 07:28:53 PM
a day spent at the RAF museam at cosford,  its the annual model show shlepped round saw some nice stuff got a couple of kits, had a good talk with the What - if group.   :cool:
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: Gangrel April 07, 2013, 08:57:02 PM
Back after a long drive for a day trip to Wales and back. Mainly to meet up with a long-standing internet friend who is briefly in the UK (as opposed to the USA). Good times.
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: DRAGON April 07, 2013, 09:06:57 PM
Sun has been out for the last couple of days - finally feels a bit like spring !  :boing:
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: Steel Penguin April 07, 2013, 09:46:32 PM
Dragon  :metoo:  i hartedly agree.
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: Penfold April 08, 2013, 08:17:43 AM
only one thing wrong with Dragon Steel Penguin, it is SUMMER has been since the 31st of march  :paranoid2:
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: Gangrel April 08, 2013, 12:41:11 PM
only one thing wrong with Dragon Steel Penguin, it is SUMMER has been since the 31st of march  :paranoid2:

?? I thought the 21st of March was the first day of Spring!
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: Inso April 08, 2013, 12:59:06 PM
This makes me happy:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/Grymn/GrymnPASplash_zpsdef12730.jpg)

It makes me very happy indeed :)
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: keeper40k April 08, 2013, 04:53:09 PM
 :metoo:  This makes me make an order! :)
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: DRAGON April 08, 2013, 08:09:11 PM
only one thing wrong with Dragon Steel Penguin, it is SUMMER has been since the 31st of march  :paranoid2:

?? I thought the 21st of March was the first day of Spring!
The trees have only just realised - Hawthorn is normally first to show signs of life roundabout 2nd week in March - nearly the halfway through April and the are just starting to show some green.
Having said that, there is a 2ft sapling in the bit of woodland at the back of my house which never lost it's leaves all winter and still looks perfectly healthy  :scratchhead:
Well hard Hawthorn !
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: Penfold April 08, 2013, 09:12:39 PM
my calender says sunday 31st 1st day of summer, Great when the calender makers can't agree on what starts when  :lol:
My normal way is if is light by the time i have evening meal its summer.
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: Gangrel April 08, 2013, 11:50:01 PM
Looks like I may have been a day out: http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox
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: beefcake April 09, 2013, 07:23:29 AM
I don't know what your all talking about, we just had summer and now its going to winter. You northerners are crazy  :crazy:  :whistle:
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: Gangrel April 09, 2013, 07:38:16 AM
Hah! You crazy foreigners with your silly ways!   :D
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: beefcake April 09, 2013, 08:09:09 AM
 :lmao:
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: DRAGON April 09, 2013, 05:10:00 PM
Apparently we have only had 5mm of rain so far this month compared to the average of 20mm - erm what happened to all the water we have had more or less non stop for the last 12 months ?
 Oh yeah the idiots did nothing about storage ( it's called digging big holes called resevoirs but apparently it takes to long and is expensive......) - standby for a hosepipe ban !
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: beefcake April 09, 2013, 08:25:26 PM
We just had one of the worst droughts in recent history. Pretty much hit the entire country. Then yesterday it bucket end down and I actually thought the roads may get too flooded to drive home.
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: leadhead April 09, 2013, 09:51:08 PM
True to form for my corner of this dirt ball we live on, it's raining.  Sucks to your dirt ball, we got mud! :wry:
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: Graeme April 11, 2013, 12:26:22 PM
Leadhead I will swap with you. I actually want rain as I spread moss killer on the lawn last night and it didn't rain here in the wettest corner of the country, Typical.
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: Steel Penguin April 11, 2013, 12:41:55 PM
day off, watching studio gobi from film4 and admireing me newHF goodies
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: leadhead April 12, 2013, 11:30:56 PM
Orders in @ HF and Heresy.  More shinies!

Had an lol today when I looked at the store page for Mullet.  Below, in the 'also purchased' section, 5 of the 9 items are from my order. :lmao:
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: keeper40k April 15, 2013, 12:28:50 PM
Took the kids to London this weekend and spent the morning at the Science Museum and in the afternoon took them to Hamleys and let them buy stuff :)
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: beefcake April 15, 2013, 08:06:07 PM
I so want to take my kids to Hamley's one day.
Sounds like a fun weekend
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: Inso April 15, 2013, 08:24:36 PM
I was in Hamley's on Wednesday and even though there is a lot there, I didn't really like the attention that the staff were dishing out or the 25% mark-up on everything.

I went all the way to the top floor because I knew there was a coffee shop there... and it had been replaced by a sweet shop!

But I did enjoy the day :)

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: Gangrel April 15, 2013, 08:38:20 PM
I was in Hamley's on Wednesday and even though there is a lot there, I didn't really like the attention that the staff were dishing out or the 25% mark-up on everything.

Odd. Last time we were there we were looking at Schleich dinosaur figures. They were less than half the price they were anywhere round here. One of the staff overheard us commenting on the prices (and discussing which to buy) and said something like "I know. Every time we get a delivery I query the price with head office and they tell me that's what they want to sell them at!" We left with a real bargain for my Hollow Earth Expeditions games. 
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: beefcake April 16, 2013, 04:34:13 AM
One of my first minis (well within the first 50 at least) was bought at Hamleys, Grenadier Red Dragon I think.

I'm happy because ]It's my birthday and My class were super-nice to me. It's the first time that it has ever been in the school term time while I've been a teacher and I was given about 6 gifts. I'm really glad my class has a sense of humour though. One kids gave me a pack of noodles(my staple when it's the end of the week), another gave me a Barbie doll! I was cracking up.
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: keeper40k April 16, 2013, 09:29:43 AM
I was in Hamley's on Wednesday and even though there is a lot there, I didn't really like the attention that the staff were dishing out or the 25% mark-up on everything.

I went all the way to the top floor because I knew there was a coffee shop there... and it had been replaced by a sweet shop!

But I did enjoy the day :)

I did find several bargains in the Hornby and Scalextrix (sp?) ranges, but unfortunately I wasn't there for me.  We did buy Mouse Trap and played that together on Sunday evening.  Its a bit different than I remember as a kid, but its still a fun game to play!
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: DRAGON April 16, 2013, 07:05:34 PM
Did my fire fighting course today and got 100% - caught a know it all out who I noticed looking at my answers during the test at the end - I wrote  a few wrong ones in then changed them after he had a good look. He only got 60% - funny that !  :whistle:
Only got tonight to do at work then 4 days off - Salute saturday !  :boing:
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: beefcake April 16, 2013, 08:07:26 PM
 :lmao: that is hilarious. Good on you. Blimin cheats.
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: beefcake April 19, 2013, 07:57:07 AM
16 days off! Sooooooooooo tired. With my daughter waking us up at 5:30 every morning I'm really glad for this break from work. Time to work on some minis!

and about 3 days ago I managed to buy a second hand copy of Heroquest for $NZ 50. A good deal. Apparently it is a complete set with a worn box. Hopeully it lives up to expectations.
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: Mr Teufel April 19, 2013, 04:46:07 PM
Lost 14.5kg in seven months. Should get to 20 by August.
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: Penfold April 19, 2013, 06:59:48 PM
well done sir that is some goal you have  :applause:
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: beefcake April 19, 2013, 08:32:01 PM
That's very good, but I think being 20kgs is a bit on the light side.  :wink:
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: leadhead April 20, 2013, 06:01:19 AM
Today, happiness comes from the fact that I have only one more day before my weekend.  Hopefully I will have the chance to finish my version of HF's 'Paige'.  Of which I've not seen another even started. :whip:  Maybe mine will be the first.  Whatever happens, I'm tremendously proud of the paint work I've done with her.  I think all that is left is the base actually.
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: DRAGON April 20, 2013, 06:05:22 AM
Setting off to Salute in just over an hour !  :lalala:
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: beefcake April 20, 2013, 06:15:23 AM
You @&$&@?!  :D
Have fun.
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: leadhead April 20, 2013, 06:26:29 AM
Have a good'un in honor of us what's on t'other side of the world.  Tell em we says hi.
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: eastman April 28, 2013, 02:10:39 AM
Had the pleasure of meeting Kev, Sally and the family when they were here for ReaperCon last weekend. It is great to discover that people are even more wonderful in person than they are over the interwebz.

 :boing:

 :woohoo:
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: Brandlin April 28, 2013, 08:38:10 AM
It is great to discover that people are even more wonderful in person than they are over the interwebz.

Now, that's not a statement you hear often!
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: Gangrel April 28, 2013, 11:30:32 AM
It is great to discover that people are even more wonderful in person than they are over the interwebz.

Now, that's not a statement you hear often!

You're right, it's not. But yes, they're cool.

In similar vein, I recently spent a Sunday in Wales with n old not-friend I first got to know online back in the 1990s. She's in the same boat as Kev and Sally, in this case.  :D
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: Penfold April 30, 2013, 08:46:45 PM
Well i started back to work last monday :boing: have been to tired to post . highlight of this week so far  got layed off  :tantrum: so six weeks of 1 week back then get the sorry story as it's cheaper to get in than run our own fleet bull. SO ANDY if you move Heresy down to northampton and want a part time lacky with a 7.5 ton licence let me know  :lmao: job seeking here we come  and half years since the last go.
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: Mr Teufel May 01, 2013, 12:27:55 AM
That sux big time! They could have at least let you know before you took your break, so you could use the time to find other work while still being paid!

(How long since last time? Your post is missing a word)

Good luck!
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: beefcake May 01, 2013, 12:34:37 AM
Dude that sucks. Hope it all works out for you though.  :D
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: Penfold May 01, 2013, 12:55:34 AM
that will be the third key in 2 weeks to go pop on this key board then. It's been 6.5 years longest job i have ever had will see if i can get a new one within walking range get rid of some wait  :D
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: beefcake May 01, 2013, 01:27:39 AM
4000 posts makes me happy.   
 :worshipme:
I've always wanted to use that. No actually worshipping is needed. :)
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: leadhead May 01, 2013, 01:38:42 AM
 :lmao:
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: Inso May 01, 2013, 07:40:45 AM
4000 posts makes me happy.   
 :worshipme:
I've always wanted to use that. No actually worshipping is needed. :)

...up until you see how many days you've been on line and think how much painting time you've missed ;)

I've been wandering the FoD for nearly 90 days :o
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: beefcake May 01, 2013, 08:26:33 AM
You're so right.
Imagine how many grymn you could have painted in that time!
40 days and 42 minutes for me. That's over a month of non stop painting. I would have finished my lead mountain if it weren't for this forum, of course then my painting would only be half as good as it has gotten to. So many things I've learnt from here. Time well spent I think.

Actually it's a good thing I haven't finished my lead mountain, I think that makes an automatic apocalypse occur.
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: DRAGON May 01, 2013, 09:36:23 AM
@ Penfold ,good luck with the job hunt  :thumbup:
Must be something to do with the weather and keyboards - the one in the office at work decided to play up last week -the "L" stopped working. Shame all the passwords contain at least 2 of them !  :lol:

Actually it's a good thing I haven't finished my lead mountain, I think that makes an automatic apocalypse occur.

More likely to be a major rift in the space time continium  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie May 01, 2013, 10:13:39 AM
4000 posts makes me happy.   
 :worshipme:
I've always wanted to use that. No actually worshipping is needed. :)

Hmm... Using that smilie and having a Genestealer Magus as your avatar? I'm wondering...


 :whistle:
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: beefcake May 01, 2013, 11:47:34 AM
Aargh... It's the inquisitor!! Flee brethren!
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: beefcake May 03, 2013, 05:05:02 AM
My son and daughter happily drawing in the living room while I am in the kitchen with my wife...
Then we hear my son say. You look like a tiger.
Both children need a good face wash tonight. :lmao:
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: Penfold May 03, 2013, 06:33:10 AM
i was loooking at all the bad things going on in the world and wished the was a happy news page somewhere to lift you first thing in the morning, then i read beefcakes children are making tiger out of each other PRICELESS'S  :lmao:


Sorry, had to edit out a lot of blank space - Ben
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: beefcake May 03, 2013, 08:12:29 AM
Glad I could help  :D
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: DRAGON May 03, 2013, 08:29:44 AM
Sorry, had to edit out a lot of blank space - Ben
Thought I was suffering from snow blindness for a minute !
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: Penfold May 03, 2013, 09:09:17 AM
sorry Ben thought i had sorted it out before posting one of the keys got stuck down ended up with about 10 rows of d's  :?
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: Steel Penguin May 03, 2013, 05:46:25 PM
Beefcake    thanks for that one,  nearly choked on my coffie  :lmao
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: Revtrev May 07, 2013, 09:58:08 PM
I'm a Vicar, so I spend all day being professionally nice to people...
...what makes me happy is going into my study and writing zombie fiction!  Getting paid for writing zombie fiction comes a close second (getting money for something that is so much fun to do feels like a great life victory!)
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: Dethkor May 08, 2013, 12:43:56 AM
Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life ;)

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Dethkor May 08, 2013, 12:46:51 AM
I'm a Vicar, so I spend all day being professionally nice to people...
...what makes me happy is going into my study and writing zombie fiction!  Getting paid for writing zombie fiction comes a close second (getting money for something that is so much fun to do feels like a great life victory!)

You may like this then http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/rules/7ombietv/
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: keeper40k May 09, 2013, 06:30:42 AM
I'm away all week in India with work. Talking with the kids on the phone makes me incredibly happy at times likes these - especially since Thing #2 (who is now 6yo) finally gave me the first proper phone conversation I've ever had with her!
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: Penfold May 10, 2013, 10:47:46 AM
 :woohoo: only a small thing in the scale of things but have the wife back in a wheelchair after 11 months of being confined to bed  only half an hour at a time to start but one step at a time.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 10, 2013, 11:24:07 AM
That's awesome news.
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: ink the troll May 10, 2013, 12:06:50 PM
Proper good news!

Don't leave her alone for the 30 minutes, though judging from your posts you probably don't need anyone to suggest staying with her for the time she's sitting in her wheelchair.
Sitting in a wheelchair after being in bed so long it more tiring and exhausting than one would expect. So if the wheelchair hasn't one already, maybe talk to the doc and see if you can find a fitting head rest* (my grandma had trouble keeping her head from falling backwards due to the necks/ back musculature being so weak, that's why I'm suggesting the head rest).


*I think that'S what they're called in English
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: leadhead May 17, 2013, 11:21:55 PM
Got my Heresy order today! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/futurama/bender-dance.gif)  Mullet is awesome.  Glad I got two, one for an adventuring party I want to make and one for down the road.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 18, 2013, 12:41:51 AM
I'd better get painting then so I can paint mine up first! :lol: its pretty good isn't it?
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: leadhead May 18, 2013, 02:06:24 AM
Yeah.  I haven't had a good look at the figure up close yet.  Except for the ghouls, my whole order was party members.  The party will consist of Mullet the leader, Brother Lucius the healer, Brother Bude the anti undead/anti curse guy, Kaylee the offensive magic user, Si'Rene and Shae the twin sister warriors and from Hasslefree, Shimmer the thief.

The ghouls are for my Mordheim Undead warband. :boing:  Too bad I don't have anyone to play the game with.  I've got a few bands to use.  Skaven, Witch Hunters, Sisters of Sigmar, Possessed, Undead and a few hired swords to pick from.  I've even got some special characters to use.
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: beefcake May 18, 2013, 02:44:07 AM
Dude that is exactly what I have been planning on doing! Weird. I used the ghouls for an undead mordheim band too. The big guy being the vampire leader.
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: leadhead May 18, 2013, 04:19:02 AM
Dude that is exactly what I have been planning on doing! Weird.

Adventuring party making?  Or ghouls.
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: beefcake May 18, 2013, 04:27:43 AM
Done the ghouls already, planning on the party.
http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=15949.msg253816#msg253816
Most of the photos have gone so ill put them back up now
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: leadhead May 18, 2013, 04:34:34 AM
That's what I thought you meant.  What were you planning for a group?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 18, 2013, 04:42:30 AM
Very much the same as you. eolith miniatures, a ranger-shae, cleric-bude, fighter-sir godric and kagedar, Mage-kaylee, thief-Inge (even though she is a sorceress), I already have kagedar and a godless bude with a lantern.
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: leadhead May 18, 2013, 04:56:47 AM
Very much the same as you. eolith miniatures, a ranger-shae, cleric-bude, fighter-sir godric and kagedar, Mage-kaylee, thief-Inge (even though she is a sorceress), I already have kagedar and a godless bude with a lantern.
Crazy close to what I'm doing.  Can't wait to see what you do with yours.  My Kaylee is almost done.  Will post her soon I hope.
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: beefcake May 18, 2013, 05:37:31 AM
I only have a couple of the minis at this stage.
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: Penfold May 25, 2013, 10:49:26 AM
Well i have gone from not sleeping for days on end to falling asleep anywere any time this came to a head on wednesday evening after brought the wife home from hosptial the next thing in know it is friday morning, had a nap in the afternoon  6 hours last night my body clock seems to have sorted it self out may be able to get some painting done without falling asleep half way though and having to start the whole thing again  :tantrum:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 27, 2013, 10:01:28 AM
Try not to impale yourself on a paintbrush.  :wink:
I was just at a conference (about education) and got to see a 3d printer in action. It was by cool, and they have them for $1.5k I may have to talk to the boss to see if the school can get one. It could be doable as well as I take an introductory google sketchup class and it could be really fun for chn design on cow projects. (Plus I could print some of those Graf robots I've designed)  :D
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: ink the troll May 27, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
Printing their own 'stuff' would be fun for the kids as well as educational. They could see how something goes from design stage to prototype.
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: beefcake May 29, 2013, 09:58:02 AM
It definitely would be cool. Rather than just getting them to design them by drawing out their ideas, they could make them and have a physical copy. Which would be extra cool as my class already brings their own computers to school, its a logical step really. Still trying to justify it to myself. Looked online too and there are even cheaper ones out there, but they are the put together yourself kits. I want one!
They also did a demo of scanning a person into the computer using an Xbox kinect device and printed them out. I'm thinking, survivor beefcake. I guess that is kind of cheating though, but wouldn't it be cool to have a miniature of yourself?
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: beefcake May 31, 2013, 06:47:00 AM
Just put a pledge in for a 3d printer. The buccaneer, I may pull it though after I research it a bit more and find it isn't what I'm after. If it is though ill be asking my brother to design some minis for me. (He's a 3d animator)
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: Steel Penguin June 08, 2013, 04:08:15 PM
 :woohoo:  a weeks holiday... and its cosford airshow tomorrow, hopefuly the Vulcan will be there as well, itll be nice to hear feel the roar of those Olympus engines again ( just checked  looks like that's a yes).
and I don't know what else im up to but painting stuff will be involved. :boing:
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: Penfold June 08, 2013, 05:16:13 PM
 :lmao: i can't even get a job at tesco's just got the email  :woohoo:
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: Gangrel June 15, 2013, 10:11:07 PM
:woohoo:  a weeks holiday... and its cosford airshow tomorrow, hopefuly the Vulcan will be there as well, itll be nice to hear feel the roar of those Olympus engines again ( just checked  looks like that's a yes).
and I don't know what else im up to but painting stuff will be involved. :boing:

The Vulcan actually flew over my girlfriend's house last weekend. Oddly low with the undercarriage down, before raising it and climbing with that sternum shaking roar.   :D
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: Steel Penguin June 16, 2013, 09:45:19 AM
oh you lucky lucky Gangrel you.   ( see the things that hack you off thread for why im just more that a tiny bit jealous)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold June 17, 2013, 07:09:31 PM
Having watched trooping of the colour this weekend made me think how good it is to be british once again :lalala:. 
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: Gangrel June 17, 2013, 08:31:36 PM
I agree with you there. I'm not a royalist at all, but I do think we get a fair few things right (an others wrong, of course).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: GearHead June 18, 2013, 12:55:44 AM
Just got through watching this: Hidden Horrors of the Moon Landings (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PrDOBzL6JXo&feature=plpp)

At the end, I sat there contemplating for a moment, and I realized that one thing that would make me very happy would be to go up to each and every Moon-landing-hoax nut in the world and punch them right in the face.

I know we get a lot of folks with different opinions here, and I don't like to go out of my way to hurt peoples' feelings, so if you happen to believe that the moon landings were faked, I am truly sorry, but you're just going to have to punch yourself.
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: Ishil June 23, 2013, 01:09:33 PM
Just got through watching this: Hidden Horrors of the Moon Landings (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PrDOBzL6JXo&feature=plpp)

At the end, I sat there contemplating for a moment, and I realized that one thing that would make me very happy would be to go up to each and every Moon-landing-hoax nut in the world and punch them right in the face.

I know we get a lot of folks with different opinions here, and I don't like to go out of my way to hurt peoples' feelings, so if you happen to believe that the moon landings were faked, I am truly sorry, but you're just going to have to punch yourself.

I 'like' this post.
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: Gangrel June 23, 2013, 02:50:36 PM
Just got through watching this: Hidden Horrors of the Moon Landings (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PrDOBzL6JXo&feature=plpp)

At the end, I sat there contemplating for a moment, and I realized that one thing that would make me very happy would be to go up to each and every Moon-landing-hoax nut in the world and punch them right in the face.

I know we get a lot of folks with different opinions here, and I don't like to go out of my way to hurt peoples' feelings, so if you happen to believe that the moon landings were faked, I am truly sorry, but you're just going to have to punch yourself.

I 'like' this post.

Secondededed.
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: Cultist of Sooty July 01, 2013, 04:18:18 PM
The Glastonbury Festival.
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: beefcake July 11, 2013, 04:05:39 AM
Just got a payrise! Extra $5000 to my salary per year.
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: keeper40k July 11, 2013, 01:52:58 PM
Nice one, beefcake :) Congrats!
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: Inso July 11, 2013, 03:06:23 PM
On the moon landings post... Yep, I think it's fair to say that Astronauts walked on the moon and the conspiracy theorists should wise up.

On the payrise... Good stuff :) ... I need the government to take a leaf out of your employer's book and give me a pay rise too (I've had a pay freeze for the last three years :( ).

On the 3D printer... That sounds well cool and i will look forward to hearing of your experiences with it when/if you get your sticky mitts on it :)

My good news... I do believe my hobby muse is visiting again... YAY! Go me :)!
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: tumblebomb July 11, 2013, 03:20:45 PM
Getting off work for a week which is long overdue. Going for a Long weekend to visit the GF's family and all her friends for the first time. In Nottingham no less. Its been a good few years since I was down that way. Then beginning new job -which is a step up in the company I work for. Wee pay rise too which is quite handy! 
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: beefcake July 11, 2013, 07:50:08 PM
Nice one tumblebomb

Glad to hear your muse is back as well Inso
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: leadhead July 11, 2013, 08:32:37 PM
Good to hear Inso.  I get a week off work due to my knee.  The only issue is I have to go to great length to get it paid for.
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: weareblind July 20, 2013, 05:17:24 PM
Posting something after many months. But I fear this will be a lonely moment...
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: Gangrel July 20, 2013, 05:37:26 PM
Posting something after many months. But I fear this will be a lonely moment...

Sorry?
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: Cultist of Sooty July 20, 2013, 06:13:15 PM
If we all post something, it will be less lonely.

What's making me happy today? I got a copy of the first RPG that I ever played - Tunnels & Trolls. Reading through it has provoked a powerful attack of happy nostalgia.

There I was in 1982, 10 years old, and one of my school friends told me all about this new game she had that was like a board game but without a board and that you "just make stuff up". It sounded... weird.

So I made up Harald the Rogue. He had a kukri, a floppy hat, a Take That You Fiend! spell and a taste for adventure. Sadly, he was killed and eaten by an orc after about 20 minutes. So poor old Harald never exactly became a living legend and he never had the time to acquire much of a personality. It was a nice hat, though, and I'm sure the orc was thrilled with it.

But the game was exciting enough for me to save up my pocket money for weeks so I could get my own copy of T&T. And Elaine told me that next time we'd get to fight skeletons just like in 'Jason & The Argonauts'. I was hooked!

My mum and dad weren't too happy when I pinched the dice from all the board games in the house, mind you. But that was a small price to pay, I think. :)
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: ink the troll July 20, 2013, 06:25:59 PM
Posting something after many months. But I fear this will be a lonely moment...

Sorry?
I think he means he's so busy/ has so little time, that finally posting something will just be an one-off event (a "singular moment" so to say).
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: weareblind July 20, 2013, 07:32:40 PM
Posting something after many months. But I fear this will be a lonely moment...

Sorry?
I think he means he's so busy/ has so little time, that finally posting something will just be an one-off event (a "singular moment" so to say).
Exactly ink the troll!
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: Inso July 20, 2013, 07:38:41 PM
I have received news today that another one of my sculpts has been master cast and I have five copies being sent over :).

It's always nice to see my work in metal :).
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: Gangrel July 20, 2013, 08:51:52 PM
If we all post something, it will be less lonely.

What's making me happy today? I got a copy of the first RPG that I ever played - Tunnels & Trolls. Reading through it has provoked a powerful attack of happy nostalgia.

There I was in 1982, 10 years old, and one of my school friends told me all about this new game she had that was like a board game but without a board and that you "just make stuff up". It sounded... weird.

So I made up Harald the Rogue. He had a kukri, a floppy hat, a Take That You Fiend! spell and a taste for adventure. Sadly, he was killed and eaten by an orc after about 20 minutes. So poor old Harald never exactly became a living legend and he never had the time to acquire much of a personality. It was a nice hat, though, and I'm sure the orc was thrilled with it.

But the game was exciting enough for me to save up my pocket money for weeks so I could get my own copy of T&T. And Elaine told me that next time we'd get to fight skeletons just like in 'Jason & The Argonauts'. I was hooked!

My mum and dad weren't too happy when I pinched the dice from all the board games in the house, mind you. But that was a small price to pay, I think. :)

My first RPG too, back in about 1977.  :D Did you know about Deluxe T&T, the definitive edition, being published later this year? I'm afraid I've pledged heavily for the Kickstarter for it, but some of the higher end rewards were just too cool to ignore. I can't wait for it to get published (very sadly it's been delayed due to Liz Danforth being very ill). 
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: beefcake July 20, 2013, 09:40:05 PM
I have received news today that another one of my sculpts has been master cast and I have five copies being sent over :).

It's always nice to see my work in metal :).
Congratulations.
Which one is this then? Any pictures?
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: beefcake July 20, 2013, 09:44:36 PM
And welcome back weareblind. Good to see you posting again even if it is only for a short spell.  :D :thumbup:
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: Gangrel July 20, 2013, 11:48:09 PM
Posting something after many months. But I fear this will be a lonely moment...

Sorry?
I think he means he's so busy/ has so little time, that finally posting something will just be an one-off event (a "singular moment" so to say).
Exactly ink the troll!

Apologies. Mine was a rushed comment. Thanks for the clarifications.
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: Cultist of Sooty July 21, 2013, 09:08:26 AM
My first RPG too, back in about 1977.  :D Did you know about Deluxe T&T, the definitive edition, being published later this year? I'm afraid I've pledged heavily for the Kickstarter for it, but some of the higher end rewards were just too cool to ignore. I can't wait for it to get published (very sadly it's been delayed due to Liz Danforth being very ill).
I backed the kickstarter, too. :) Not very heavily, though, as the timing was bad. I was just about to move house and didn't have much cash lying around spare at the time.

Once it arrives, I am going to twist people's arms until they play it with me.

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: Brandlin July 21, 2013, 03:56:51 PM
I was a batlel hardened Ad&D and traveller player in 1982 which is probably around the time i got into tunnels and trolls. I must admit that as a confirmed dwarf player even by then i was seduced by the Greate Bearded axe wielding beserker dwarf with strength 26 and con 36... ohh i remember rolling a dozen d6 for evey attack :)  silly stuff but fun.

I must play drunk one day.
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: weareblind July 21, 2013, 04:43:22 PM
And welcome back weareblind. Good to see you posting again even if it is only for a short spell.  :D :thumbup:
Ah beefcake, I can assure you I hate being disappeared from this den. Sometimes life is a whirlpool (I just found the user "Weirdwolf" a week ago on FB!!!!). A hug form here.
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: weareblind July 21, 2013, 04:45:47 PM
Apologies. Mine was a rushed comment. Thanks for the clarifications.
No need mate, the problem is my English.  :cheers:
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: Gangrel July 21, 2013, 07:42:46 PM
Apologies. Mine was a rushed comment. Thanks for the clarifications.
No need mate, the problem is my English.  :cheers:

And yet, your English is still better than my French, Spanish, German, Italian, Finnish....    :D
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: Cultist of Sooty July 21, 2013, 09:06:28 PM
I was a batlel hardened Ad&D and traveller player in 1982 which is probably around the time i got into tunnels and trolls. I must admit that as a confirmed dwarf player even by then i was seduced by the Greate Bearded axe wielding beserker dwarf with strength 26 and con 36... ohh i remember rolling a dozen d6 for evey attack :)  silly stuff but fun.

I must play drunk one day.
Brandlin, if you're in or near London, I'll take you up on that.
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: Steel Penguin July 21, 2013, 09:21:24 PM
well my 40th birthday is baring down on me apace....  do I care  :nah: 
ive got it and the day either side of it off, I plan on watching anime, painting figs, gluing models, possible having a beer or 2 ( any more and I fall asleep, being a liteweight means I spend more on figs, ) and possibly going to the Zoo, or out for a meal or maybe both.  :woohoo: I say  :boing: :woohoo:
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: Gangrel July 21, 2013, 09:44:16 PM
Have a good one. I have an even scarier one later in the year.   :?
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: Lorbaat July 22, 2013, 04:22:30 AM
Hired to direct an ad.
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: beefcake July 22, 2013, 06:12:51 AM
Nice!
I've just relocated all my hobby stuff into the desk in the dining room so I don't clutter up the breakfast bar, dining table etc. happy wife, happy me.
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: Inso July 23, 2013, 02:13:42 PM
I have received news today that another one of my sculpts has been master cast and I have five copies being sent over :).

It's always nice to see my work in metal :).

...and the five perfectly cast masters that I was due to be sent have arrived in perfect order :) . I'll put a pic or two up later  :lalala:
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: gi6ers July 23, 2013, 06:29:54 PM
I have received news today that another one of my sculpts has been master cast and I have five copies being sent over :).

It's always nice to see my work in metal :).

...and the five perfectly cast masters that I was due to be sent have arrived in perfect order :) . I'll put a pic or two up later  :lalala:

Goblin?
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: Inso July 23, 2013, 07:33:38 PM
Nope :mrgreen:
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: Steel Penguin July 23, 2013, 07:40:07 PM
I wonderd back into the office I work in to day after my morning coffee break,  to find all of my co-workers singing happy birthday to me, and to find that they had had a whip round and got me a penguin shaped birthday cake, a Penguin head hat, and a hobbycraft  voucher.  I was utterly speechless and once recovered thanked them all profusely.  It was totally unexpected, and very touching.
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: Gangrel July 23, 2013, 08:19:04 PM
Like!
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: ink the troll July 23, 2013, 08:22:46 PM
(...) penguin shaped birthday cake (...)
Good choice and a cute idea.
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: Inso July 23, 2013, 08:58:24 PM
I have received news today that another one of my sculpts has been master cast and I have five copies being sent over :).

It's always nice to see my work in metal :).

...and the five perfectly cast masters that I was due to be sent have arrived in perfect order :) . I'll put a pic or two up later  :lalala:

Goblin?

Nudge: http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=16909.new#new
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: Steel Penguin July 23, 2013, 09:21:33 PM
grats on that Inso.  good to see your mojo working
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: leadhead July 24, 2013, 02:30:20 AM
Wow, that is fantastic.  Congrats and happy birthday!
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: leadhead July 24, 2013, 10:37:58 PM
I got my cheque in the mail today, for compensation for work related injury.  Woot, it is destined for bill payments :hmmm
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: DRAGON July 26, 2013, 08:26:26 AM
Well my new bosses have arrived at work and they appear to be ok ! :lalala:
I even got my last wages  from the old boss even if they did go in late and were about £70 short........... :roll:
The new guys are a couple of Sri Lankan brothers by the names of Vino & Satha - they did point out it would be easier to pronounce than their full names which wouldn't fit on a standard name badge !
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: leadhead July 29, 2013, 07:47:15 AM
Despite how hot it has been here, I've managed to get four minis finished over the last month.  Four.  Not too happy with that count, but my painting room gets so hot late in the day that I can hardly stay in there for ten minutes.  Hoping to get some pics up soon.
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: leadhead August 01, 2013, 06:02:27 AM
Smallish beans today.  In three, possibly four sessions of an hour or so, maybe longer, in the last couple days I've managed to start and finish two more minis.  My adventuring party is nearly complete, only mullet left to paint after I've done the bases of these last two.  Then off to one of the hundred or so other projects.
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: sliksham August 01, 2013, 06:57:29 AM
My Reaper Bones box and extras arrived today! Now to sort through the bendy plastic goodness
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: beefcake August 01, 2013, 07:06:41 AM
 :blub: haven't even received a notification yet. Oh well I have patience in abundance for it. Hope everything is accounted for  :D
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: sliksham August 01, 2013, 12:39:44 PM
A quick headcount shows I have some extra NOVA troopers, which is nice but they can just live in a box with the rest of them. Cthulhu and Nethyrmaul look awesome just through a dry fit build.
I'll need to boil a fair few of the figs to sort out bent sword or inadvertent limbo dancing, but I expected as much.
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: weareblind August 01, 2013, 05:52:12 PM
-2 to the holiday
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: beefcake August 02, 2013, 08:19:46 AM
Nice weareblind!

A quick headcount shows I have some extra NOVA troopers, which is nice but they can just live in a box with the rest of them. Cthulhu and Nethyrmaul look awesome just through a dry fit build.
I'll need to boil a fair few of the figs to sort out bent sword or inadvertent limbo dancing, but I expected as much.

I'm getting nethyrmaul as well. Looking forward to seeing it. I'll probably sell off a bunch of mine for a buck a piece to recoup some cost. Keep a bunch and let my son pick put a heap for painting himself and probably my daughter too even though she has just turned 2.
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: gi6ers August 02, 2013, 12:48:03 PM
Just doing a quick red pathfiner dragon.  Not the easiest material to clean mould lines from but ok for the big monsters.  Primed with Halfords red which had no issues.
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: Mr Teufel August 02, 2013, 01:54:35 PM
I have interwebz again!!!  :boing: :yup: :boing:
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: weareblind August 02, 2013, 02:59:23 PM
Primed with Halfords red which had no issues.
This British one? http://www.robhalford.com/
 :notworthy:
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: leadhead August 05, 2013, 03:45:34 AM
Lately, the things that have been note worthy have all been about painting.  I now only have to paint the torch flame, his hair and do the base and my version of Mullet will be done.  And with him the adventuring party will be complete, not that they will likely ever see game time as I just paint for fun.


Three hours later and he is done except for his base and the bases of the previous two party members.  Inspiration is a great thing when it strikes.
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: Lorbaat August 05, 2013, 04:54:18 AM
Shoot on Saturday went well, a guy in full plate mail does attract attention though.

Spent a nice day with my extended family today.

Editing my short film tomorrow.

Employment sorted through early February, more or less (a rarity for a freelancer).

Good times.
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: Cultist of Sooty August 20, 2013, 07:40:01 PM
Instructions I was given at work today by my boss:

"Remember, at 5 past 3, you stay unconscious for as long as it takes."
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: Gangrel August 20, 2013, 08:19:25 PM
Instructions I was given at work today by my boss:

"Remember, at 5 past 3, you stay unconscious for as long as it takes."

Interesting. In a previous job I was allowed to burn to death.
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: Cultist of Sooty August 20, 2013, 09:05:29 PM
Interesting. In a previous job I was allowed to burn to death.
Were you doing a disaster recovery test?

Some years ago, I had weird day on-site at a customer. They were doing a DR test and had hired some outside company to script the disaster that was "happening". As the morning went and we all tried to get everything working at the DR site, they kept giving us updates on the hypothetical fire that had broken out in their head office.

At one point, it emerged that two of their IT team had not, as it had appeared to us, been at the DR site helping us set up the workstations. Instead, they were told "they just found your bodies in the comms room - you're dead" and were sent home immediately.

That was a bit weird.
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: beefcake August 20, 2013, 09:12:04 PM
What a pity for those two that got to have a day off. They didn't get to hear any more updates! Very strange indeed, lucky... I guess.
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: Gangrel August 20, 2013, 09:43:28 PM
Interesting. In a previous job I was allowed to burn to death.
Were you doing a disaster recovery test?

Similar. At the time I was working in the chemistry labs in a medical devices company. The lab manager was a grade A idiot. A secret fire drill was planned and, as I was a first aider and a health and safety rep, I was not only tipped off, but asked if I would become 'trapped' by the fire. All I had to do was wait in our lab until someone found me, then evacuate with my 'rescuer'. My manager just had to 'sweep' three small labs (each around average hotel room size, I'd say). Now, I'm six foot of long-haired goth in a lab coat, stood in a small lab. Apparently my manager reported that not only had he swept the labs, all of his staff (all four of us!) were accounted for. I hypothetically burned to death while the production manager was asking where I was (and being told I was safe and accounted for). In truth, he never so much as looked through the glass in the lab door.
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: Cultist of Sooty August 20, 2013, 10:32:45 PM
What a pity for those two that got to have a day off. They didn't get to hear any more updates! Very strange indeed, lucky... I guess.
It was an odd day. They weren't the only ones it happened to, either. They racked up quite the body count by the end. The next time they did the DR test, they dropped the slightly creepy script.

I hypothetically burned to death while the production manager was asking where I was (and being told I was safe and accounted for). In truth, he never so much as looked through the glass in the lab door.
Heh. I suppose it proved the point.

I used to work for an ambulance company. When we did first aider training, I was usually the one who got to play the casualty for the assessment at the end of the course. We had all the make-up kit and everything. It was quite good fun coming up with the scenarios. A lot of pretending going on here, eh? :)

There was a time when I spent most of my Friday afternoons pretending to be horribly injured and unconscious.


That wasn't what was going on this time, btw. We were (successfully) trying to convince our new starter that I have narcolepsy.
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: Steel Penguin August 26, 2013, 10:23:58 AM
its sunny, ive got the dishes done, the bedclothes washed, and drying, the ponds running off the solar panels, I think ive killed the wasp nest, and ive got 21 figs painted over the last week, and ive helped sapphire penguin replant her carnivorous plants.  a weekend well spent.
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: Gangrel August 26, 2013, 03:44:28 PM
I've finally finished my Ex Illis game boards. I don't play the game (never even tried it) but they were a bargain buy and with 9" x 9" tiles they should be fine for rpg and skirmish gaming. I'm not one for big projects and while I know some people would put more hours in and have them looking way better than mine, I do think they've ended up OK. Also, almost finished my Knight Models Green Arrow and I'm pretty happy with him too,
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: Steve Wingate August 26, 2013, 08:46:35 PM
Been teaching my 9 year old daughter to paint figures for the last couple of days.
She got the fundamentals straight away, and thins her paints like a pro. I'm one proud dad.  :D :D
I give her a year and she'll be better than me at it.
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: Internalclock August 27, 2013, 09:11:56 AM
Jenn being on the case of the sculpting comp makes me happy!
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: beefcake August 27, 2013, 11:26:26 AM
Finished putting up a small retaining wall for a raised garden down the back of the house. Now I just need an extra 10 cubic metres of soil...
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: Brandlin August 27, 2013, 05:50:57 PM
Slightly odd this one.

A year ago today a man that I have never met, was most famous for doing something when i was only one years old, but ultimately shaped my life has died an old man following surgical complications.

There is much in there that should make me sad. But i prefer to say

"Thank you Neil Armstrong, for doing what you did, being the unwilling hero and focal point for the efforts of tens of thousands and ultimately turning me into a rocket scientist!"

Rest in peace.
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: DRAGON August 27, 2013, 08:29:55 PM
Finished putting up a small retaining wall for a raised garden down the back of the house. Now I just need an extra 10 cubic metres of soil...
Neighbours gardens....... a couple of pocketfuls a day on the way past - nobody will ever notice  :angel:
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: Gangrel August 27, 2013, 10:19:58 PM
Finished putting up a small retaining wall for a raised garden down the back of the house. Now I just need an extra 10 cubic metres of soil...
Neighbours gardens....... a couple of pocketfuls a day on the way past - nobody will ever notice  :angel:

Is that the reverse of The Great Escape?
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: leadhead August 27, 2013, 11:56:03 PM
Finished putting up a small retaining wall for a raised garden down the back of the house. Now I just need an extra 10 cubic metres of soil...
Neighbours gardens....... a couple of pocketfuls a day on the way past - nobody will ever notice  :angel:

Is that the reverse of The Great Escape?

Great Descape.
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: beefcake August 28, 2013, 02:54:23 AM
Great Landscape?

It may take a while though, and I may have moved by the time it has finished  :D
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: beefcake September 02, 2013, 02:13:16 AM
Yesterday was father's day here. My family don't usually do anything except give our significant other the day off doing any house work. I managed to get 4 of my new bones miniatures fully painted in that day. My kids made it great as well. My son was soooooooooo excited it was fathers day, for days before he had been busy wrapping "gifts" to give me and kept asking me how excited I was. He also let the cat out of the bag that my wife had done the usual buying of lotto ticket and scratchies, that we also do, but he kept saying he wasn't going to tell me what was in it, only that it was a surprise. (He didn't actually say what it was). All in all a good day that brought a smile to my face. Even the kids joined in with some of the painting too. My daughters first paintjob on a goblin wasn't too bad. She had a very good idea of what to do for a newly turned 2 year old.
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: DRAGON September 02, 2013, 07:09:07 PM
 :boing: just found my missing green stuff !
 Appears to have slid down behind the cupboard under my workbench - what a waste of a day seaching -still at least i'm not cracking up ! :lol:
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: beefcake September 02, 2013, 08:54:42 PM
I remember a while back someone feeling a bit sad that the "things that p!$$ you off" thread had way more comments than this one. Makes me happy that the majority of that thread is for well-wishing of those not feeling so great.
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: somaticon September 03, 2013, 10:42:05 PM
Good news comes in threes I suppose :). My names been added to a list of potential illustrators for a sci fi series there's a lot of talent on it and I'm not sure if my works good enough to make the cut :). I have had a load of poetry published recently including my first poetry collection. Finally I'll be attending my first Model Fest in well a long time really. I'm looking forwards to it.
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: Mr Teufel September 03, 2013, 11:51:24 PM
Excellent news all around, somaticon! All the best with the sci fi project, too!
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: somaticon September 04, 2013, 02:44:39 PM
The sci fi project sounds interesting and it was Doug Drexler who put my work through he worked on Dick Tracy and Star Trek so he seems to like what I've done. Model fest is always good its mostly military wargamers, some sci fi and my wife and I who represent the fantasy side of things. Not entirely sure how that came about but oh well.
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: DRAGON September 09, 2013, 08:10:34 AM
Met Robert Llewellyn at a sci-fi con in Norwich yesterday - thoroughly nice chap - had a chat about horses (apparently his daughter's horse likes to put him in hedges on a regular basis) and he told us he is currently working on a new series of Red Dwarf.
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: leadhead September 09, 2013, 06:42:17 PM
Met Robert Llewellyn yesterday
:tantrum: jealous
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: Brandlin September 09, 2013, 06:47:23 PM
Met Robert Llewellyn yesterday
:tantrum: jealous

It's not like he met Kate beckinsale!
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: beefcake September 10, 2013, 07:14:52 AM
Met Robert Llewellyn yesterday
:tantrum: jealous

It's not like he met Kate beckinsale!

Please don't tell me you did?
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: Brandlin September 10, 2013, 06:36:17 PM
Met Robert Llewellyn yesterday
:tantrum: jealous

It's not like he met Kate beckinsale!

Please don't tell me you did?

Ok. I won't tell you.
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: DRAGON September 10, 2013, 07:59:17 PM
I would be VERY jealous if he had  :grrr:
Mr Llewellyn spent 15 minutes having a chat with us  and posed for a photo with my mate and his little boy - think we appeared normal compared to the line of fat jedi, dr who's and smurfs ...... sorry Avatar look alikes that had built up behind us !  :lmao
My friend wasn't going to ask him for an autograph because he didn't know what to talk about - I was so tempted to start singing this behind him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3t3IKlXqFU  :lol:
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: Brandlin September 12, 2013, 07:00:19 PM
Opening up your latest Hasslefree order to find your very cheeky and sarcastic request has been fulfilled!

EPIC!
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: Gangrel September 12, 2013, 07:36:35 PM
Got to be the grav bike.
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: Steel Penguin September 12, 2013, 08:21:40 PM
tomorrow off from work,.  getting the boiler serviced, but can paint and watch studio ghibi stuff.
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: leadhead September 13, 2013, 03:40:11 AM
paint and watch studio ghibi stuff.

Approved!
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: Steel Penguin October 18, 2013, 09:18:07 PM
week of holiday next week.  and reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssst
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: weareblind October 20, 2013, 03:10:47 PM
No week in a year or so. Time to find a slave for my work LOL. Pray the dark Gods for me, to choose a good one.
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: beefcake October 23, 2013, 10:30:41 AM
Just MCed/DJed the school social (disco, dance) had loads of fun. Kids were doing loads of line dances and old school pairs dancing, Gay Gordon etc. danced way over the top to everything myself and at the end of the night, a bunch of the... Kids from difficult backgrounds... Came up to me shaking my hand etc telling me how awesome a night they had. Makes the muscle aches I will have tomorrow all worth it and more. Street cred at school raised even higher.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 23, 2013, 10:56:01 PM
Nicely done, beef.

Today's installment of happiness has two sources.  First, our new kitten is now buddies with one of our other cats, the third cat is a bit of a jerk and didn't make friends with the second cat.  Secondly, my latest Heresy order arrived today.  More forces for the Cult!  I just need to finish the current project.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 24, 2013, 10:57:29 AM
Looking forward to it. I don't suppose the current project includes an arena floor? :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 24, 2013, 03:42:31 PM
Looking forward to it. I don't suppose the current project includes an arena floor? :lmao:

Yes.  Which itself is finished.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 24, 2013, 07:37:11 PM
 :jawdrop:
Looking forward to seeing it  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake October 26, 2013, 02:37:04 AM
Just bought dwarf kings hold green menace for less than $20 new. Probably a reason it was on sale at 75% off! but hey! I'll take it.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 15, 2013, 04:52:30 AM
I've been developing a card game over the past few months (in between work and procrastinating) My brother has been doing some artwork for me and I finally today received from printerstudio in Hong Kong a few pack of the playing cards. Okay its only 54 cards of the expected 108, one deck hasn't had the art done for it yet but I'm still excited.  :boing: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
I'm going to start my own kickstarter for it some time within the next few months. (It's called Cops and Robbers) Anyone want to see the cards?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 15, 2013, 04:57:05 AM
Yes.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium November 15, 2013, 05:23:08 AM
Of course. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 15, 2013, 05:41:30 AM
Okay, here's a few. Don't want to clutter this board.
Here are the faces of a couple of loot cards and a couple of Cop cards. (Still need to do the Robber cards, well my brother does)
(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr309/kminis/cards/200000_zpsfb60f637.jpg) (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/kminis/media/cards/200000_zpsfb60f637.jpg.html)
(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr309/kminis/cards/100000_zps112a64f7.jpg) (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/kminis/media/cards/100000_zps112a64f7.jpg.html)
(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr309/kminis/cards/3Cops_zpscade8573.jpg) (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/kminis/media/cards/3Cops_zpscade8573.jpg.html)
(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr309/kminis/cards/2Cops_zpsf7ff3478.jpg) (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/kminis/media/cards/2Cops_zpsf7ff3478.jpg.html)

The back of the cards
(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr309/kminis/cards/Loot_Alt_zpsd7bebdba.jpg) (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/kminis/media/cards/Loot_Alt_zpsd7bebdba.jpg.html)
(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr309/kminis/cards/Cops_zps14d7deaa.jpg) (http://s494.photobucket.com/user/kminis/media/cards/Cops_zps14d7deaa.jpg.html)

Any moderators feel free to delete if it is breaching forum rules.

Just PM me if you want to see the rules too. I'll have to get them read through by a few people to make sure they make sense.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON November 15, 2013, 08:23:49 AM
They look pretty impressive !  8)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium November 16, 2013, 03:16:36 PM
Nice cards.
But I'm seriously angry that you've made a game about cops and haven't employed me as a consultant! :tantrum:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin November 16, 2013, 06:32:11 PM
off on me holls Monday Tuesday and Wednesday , relaxing and whatevering,  just not at work
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 16, 2013, 06:35:31 PM
Nice cards.
But I'm seriously angry that you've made a game about cops and haven't employed me as a consultant! :tantrum:
:shrug:
Why do you say that?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium November 16, 2013, 08:13:19 PM
'Cos I'm a policeman. Seven years and counting.

Not that I show that in my signature, profile or anything. It was just a joke (that didn't turn out well :tears:).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 17, 2013, 02:39:42 AM
 :lmao:
I'll consult you in future then,  :wink: to be honest the cops in this are more passive than active. No one plays them, everyone is a robber. I've been thinking of how I could make the game in the reverse though.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium November 17, 2013, 02:52:12 PM
[...] the cops in this are more passive than active. No one plays them, everyone is a robber. [...]

So like in real life, then. :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 17, 2013, 07:17:37 PM
exactly  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin November 17, 2013, 07:19:20 PM
Danger Mouse!! and of corse Penfold
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan November 21, 2013, 11:06:06 PM
What makes me happy? Getting to meet my new girlfriend for the first time this Saturday, a day before my birthday. I can't ever remember being this excited about a birthday before.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 22, 2013, 03:30:36 AM
Cool!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind November 22, 2013, 09:35:49 PM
Aggressive Vampifan!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie November 25, 2013, 05:25:05 PM
Getting to meet my new girlfriend for the first time this Saturday
Hope it went well and all, but I'm confused. If you haven't met her, how's she your girlfriend? Or were you just really confident you'd pull? :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium November 25, 2013, 07:28:59 PM
Internet things (I suspect).

I can understand you not getting it, given your age... :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan December 02, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
Ben, we met on an online dating agency website and we've been communicating for almost two months before deciding to meet in person.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie December 02, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
Cool stuff

How did it go?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan December 03, 2013, 12:31:43 PM
Ashley is just perfect. We are so very happy together. I showed this photo of her on my blog but not everyone on this forum follows my blog so here she is again. I feel very blessed and very lucky to have her as my girlfriend.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_K3f9lpTuqk/UozGyREowbI/AAAAAAAAGBU/AyHDvrlWuWY/s400/Ashley+04.jpg)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel December 03, 2013, 12:38:17 PM
 :blink: :shock: :notworthy:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin December 03, 2013, 07:28:41 PM
But but but... You're a gamer!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: gi6ers December 03, 2013, 08:54:50 PM
Have you ever seen the crying game?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium December 03, 2013, 09:18:03 PM
This is not TMP that we're talking about (hopefully!).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan December 04, 2013, 10:21:16 AM
Have you ever seen the crying game?


LOL! Yes, I have and let me reassure you, Ashley is definitely 100% female.
When we hooked up I certainly hit the jackpot. She's 11 years younger than me and is part French (from her mother) so she speaks with a very sexy French accent. She comes from Glasgow but lives with me now. I must admit that God moves in mysterious ways. As Brandlin rightly said, I'm a gamer (and a geek!) but good fortune has shone upon me.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin December 04, 2013, 05:23:06 PM
Have you ever seen the crying game?


LOL! Yes, I have and let me reassure you, Ashley is definitely 100% female.
When we hooked up I certainly hit the jackpot. She's 11 years younger than me and is part French (from her mother) so she speaks with a very sexy French accent. She comes from Glasgow but lives with me now. I must admit that God moves in mysterious ways. As Brandlin rightly said, I'm a gamer (and a geek!) but good fortune has shone upon me.



Good on ya mate! :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 04, 2013, 06:43:05 PM
 :metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 11, 2013, 12:47:21 PM
I am enjoying being an argumentative little wotsit :)

I have been arguing with a guy on another forum about recasting and it has been fun.

I love it when you say "I am against recasting unless there are really mitigating circumstances (like the item being long OOP, stupid money on e-bay, you are not re-selling, it is for your personal use... and if asked you are up-front about it... that sort of thing)" and someone says "Recasting is evil and should never be done under any circumstances"... but then says "well... I did recast a couple of banner poles but that was to finish off a model..."

HA!

I personally don't do it at all and was just 'playing' with an argument.

Yes... I realise I am a bad person :D...

I just found it fun :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 12, 2013, 07:20:02 AM
I bet that person is on another forum saying, I just like being argumentative... And thought they were joking around with you...  :silly
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 12, 2013, 07:24:01 AM
I hope so... then we've both had fun :)

(I don't actually enjoy upsetting people... I just don't like it when someone begins bleating at someone for being a 'naughty boy' when they are as guilty of the same practice as the person they are bleating at).
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 12, 2013, 08:14:56 AM
Yep, hypocrisy is unforgivable... Except when I'm doing it.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso December 12, 2013, 08:37:23 AM
Yep, hypocrisy is unforgivable... Except when I'm doing it.

 :roll:

 :lmao
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 25, 2013, 04:05:58 AM
Our cat that had an operation this morning will be ok.  She should be home on Boxing Day.

Kitties and ribbons don't always mix well.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: vampifan December 25, 2013, 12:12:07 PM
 :thumbup: I am so pleased to hear that. As a cat lover myself I can certainly imagine the relief you must have felt when you heard the good news.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind December 25, 2013, 01:52:01 PM
A good day without work! Enjoy it!  :angel:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold December 31, 2013, 02:06:33 PM
 :boing: found my way back FOD after 3 months of hell (break down could not sleep for about 3 days then would sleep for 24 to 30 hours strait) and 5 months of mindless agency work or looking at the wall waiting for the phone to ring. i did a fair amout of painting in the first 3 months then not even looked at a fig until today a thought about you lot on FOD. photos to follow of work done  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead December 31, 2013, 03:33:32 PM
Welcome back, Penfold.  I haven't painted in months either.

Yesterday, I put together two more tiny Patlabors, finally.  The Type-0 and the Reactive Armor type.  One more to go.  Ingram 2 with command car.  Hopefully I can get the last one done soon, then get pictures of them all.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin December 31, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
:boing: found my way back FOD after 3 months of hell (break down could not sleep for about 3 days then would sleep for 24 to 30 hours strait) and 5 months of mindless agency work or looking at the wall waiting for the phone to ring. i did a fair amout of painting in the first 3 months then not even looked at a fig until today a thought about you lot on FOD. photos to follow of work done  :D

Welcome back pen fold. Sorry to hear of your troubles. We might all be odd, but we'll always be here for one of our own. So pull up a chair and have a natter. Grek wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 31, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
Welcome back mate. Good to see you here again.  :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel January 01, 2014, 12:20:29 AM
Glad you're back.  :yup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 01, 2014, 02:18:45 AM
Thanks guys.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 02, 2014, 06:29:15 AM
Check out my signature :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 08, 2014, 06:57:50 PM
Got my kickstarter going! Woo hoo!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1173449368/cops-and-robbers-the-card-game
Changeless plug!
I previewed it at my local games club last night and they liked it!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Curious Plankton January 08, 2014, 08:57:58 PM
Changeless the new shameless?  :wink:

Looks good mate.

: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 08, 2014, 09:17:31 PM
DAMN AUTOCORRECT!!, okay now it is a bit of a shameful plug as I stuffed it up.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 12, 2014, 06:51:58 AM
Things that make me happy:  Both of my cats that were unwell over Christmas, one needing a serious operation, the other needing stitches and antibiotics, are now fully recovered.  Just in time for our third cat to get spayed on the 20th.

The lessons we've learned are:  Do not leave a cat alone with ribbons and if your cat who never learned to clean herself is constantly licking herself, there is a problem.

We aren't bad care givers, we just have insane cats.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 12, 2014, 08:04:14 AM
 :lol:
Good news.. or is it good mews
 :oops:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 12, 2014, 08:19:14 AM
:lol:
Good news.. or is it good mews
 :oops:
Nice.   :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel January 12, 2014, 09:23:09 AM
We aren't bad care givers, we just have insane cats.
If there's one thing I've learned from the interwebz, all cats are insane cats. So you cope as best you can. All the best to you and your mad moggies! :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 15, 2014, 07:59:49 PM
 :boing: :boing: had some great news today i start a new job friday night as the live in career to the wife and the best news of all its  PAYED. More hours less pay than im used to but no driving to and from work so its swings and rounabouts. Happy days 
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin January 15, 2014, 08:37:10 PM
:boing: :boing: had some great news today i start a new job friday night as the live in career to the wife and the best news of all its  PAYED. More hours less pay than im used to but no driving to and from work so its swings and rounabouts. Happy days 

That is truly awesome.
A job you really can be proud of and know there was no better applicant.

Congrats friend.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 15, 2014, 10:36:12 PM
Don't be late!  :lmao:

Good to hear, though.  Hope you are both doing well.  Here's to yours and hers good health from here on.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 19, 2014, 07:35:06 AM
That's absolutely awesome news!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold January 20, 2014, 08:32:06 PM
just finished the first weekend shift back to work at 8.00 in the morning should have  finished at at 9.45 this morning are well is all money  :paranoid2: at this rate will be able to buy some new toys for my birthday  :boing: in april  :whaaa:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 27, 2014, 01:15:57 AM
Small pleasures today, but still good.  Made good progress on Hasslefree's Hayden (boobie version).  Who is the next step in a little dio I've been working on.  I started the whole thing long ago, and I realise now, I could have entered it in the UDOD as I believe it would have fit the theme.  Oh well.  I hate it when life gets in the way, that and I got my xbox 360 to finally play old games and I got myself hooked on Morrowind again.  There was a few months of paint time gone.  I can't blame hunting season getting in the way this time.  Besides the week I was away in Nov. hunting, I only managed to get out once.  Now that we are mid winter here maybe I can swing more painting time.

Going to get back to painting.  Maybe I can get her finished today.  I'm very close anyway.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso January 27, 2014, 07:27:24 AM
Life.

Life makes me happy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin January 31, 2014, 06:16:19 PM
its the first week of feb, and so .  week off     :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold February 10, 2014, 08:52:55 PM
 :boing: :boing: :woohoo: :applause: happy faces back on
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 14, 2014, 05:55:29 AM
One more work day for the week!  I also got some good painting time today. :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 26, 2014, 06:58:54 AM
About 4 months ago I purchased about 2 cubic metres of bark from a seller near us. He turned up early, which was an absolute pain because my wife so going to lay a tarp down and open he back gate fully and also a massive pain because we were going to pay him then. He wanted us to then travel 20kms to pay him, which is a hassle with sorting kids out and it's not really a place we need to go to so it would be a trip all by itself. So a month ago I find this big wad of cash still awaiting payment. My wife does the good thing and phones them up to pay and they say they will send someone around. Still no one comes. We receive a bill for $120 + gst of $18 when the original quote was only $120 (sounds dodgy to me) he keeps pestering us that we have to pay the full amount... So after a bit of silence from him after us not backing down we finally pull out the "legal advice" message to him and he completely backs down and gives us a different bank account to pay into (sounds dodgy again) we win.
That makes me happy :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin February 27, 2014, 11:09:12 AM
2 days off yay!  just tied the kit and lead pile by my desk, and going to do some painting and finishing soon.
and its sorta sunny as well
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin March 10, 2014, 08:50:49 AM
went to the Aldersly show yesterday, and my youngest brother was up on the weekend as well so spent a good deal of time playing card games, talking and having a laugh, im off all this week as well so will be ( once again ) doing painting and stuff, but in addition as the weathers supposed to be good I want to mow the lawn and get the push bike out.   lazy sunny days :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 16, 2014, 01:53:50 AM
Discerned things of issue with scooter.  Belt worn out, knew that already, roller weights in variator have flat spots, suspected so, but worse than expected.  Also may have to change the bearing in the clutch assembly, as well as one if not both pulley halves of variator.  NBD got my beater car insured today so at least I can get to work.  Besides, that is what you get for riding it four years straight and only doing oil and air filter changes isn't it?

Not going to totally rule out fuel pump or possible ECM glitch until these things have been fixed.  I know I said fuel pump not the problem but I cannot be entirely sure until I can test drive it again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 18, 2014, 01:29:07 AM
Today's edition isn't so much made me happy as made me laugh uproariously.  So my scooter is down, I ordered some more parts today.
NBD got my beater car insured Saturday, so at least I can get to work.
Nope.  Not any more.  Car was fine Sunday, to and from work no issues.  Went to work this morning, all good.  Got in the car to come home, started car, backed out of my parking space, put the car in drive, BOOM, CA-LUNK.  Wtf was that noise?  Hmmm, car still goes forward, oh well, figure it out when I get home.  Car drives fine, until you try and brake.  The car cuts a HARD left when moderately pressing the brake pedal.  Makes coming to a stop in a straight line a challenge, and makes a horridly loud noise when starting off again.  So, I made my 8km trip home rather carefully.  Due to the amount of pull when braking, I did not have to steer when entering my driveway, only needed to vary the brake pressure and then fight the car to straighten out.  Now for the laughing part.  I get out of the car and begin checking over the front end and find that I can take hold of the left side front tire at the top of it, and pull out, leaning the tire out at about 20-30 degrees off vertical.  First I thought it was a broken ball-joint, but no, the upper control arm (or A arm to some) has ripped free of it's mounts and is almost not attached to the car.  I found this wildly humorous, because I just completely replaced all the brakes, insured it for three months, and named the car Danger Mouse, because it is small, grey and felt dangerous to drive.  That was an hour ago now and I'm still giggling about the whole thing.  I wasn't expecting much from a car made in 1986, and not particularly looked after, but I was hoping for more :shrug: :lmao :lmao: :D :blink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 18, 2014, 06:14:08 AM
Six hours later.  Still funny.  What else am I supposed to do.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel March 18, 2014, 12:34:44 PM
Oh, I'm with you on this. A few years ago I was in hospital with a potentially fatal blood disorder. My platelet count had dropped to an appallingly low level. One analysis gave a platelet count of '1', while a second test gave a result of '0'. I joked that this was because they'd taken my one platelet out to count and hadn't put it back, so of course the count was zero. The nurse told me that 'that kind of attitude didn't help anyone'! Me, I think laughing about it is certainly better than moping, and I was in an emergency unit in a big modern hospital and doing exactly what I was told. What more could I do?   :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel March 18, 2014, 12:46:16 PM
You can either laugh or cry. Laughing feels better.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake March 19, 2014, 05:37:35 AM
Oh, I'm with you on this. A few years ago I was in hospital with a potentially fatal blood disorder. My platelet count had dropped to an appallingly low level. One analysis gave a platelet count of '1', while a second test gave a result of '0'. I joked that this was because they'd taken my one platelet out to count and hadn't put it back, so of course the count was zero. The nurse told me that 'that kind of attitude didn't help anyone'! Me, I think laughing about it is certainly better than moping, and I was in an emergency unit in a big modern hospital and doing exactly what I was told. What more could I do?   :D

What a horrible attitude she had.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: alchemist March 20, 2014, 03:04:56 PM
Medical staff seem to hate it when patients express a sense of humour.  I've never really understood that - I'd have thought they would want to encourage a positive attitude.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel March 20, 2014, 08:04:11 PM
Medical staff seem to hate it when patients express a sense of humour.  I've never really understood that - I'd have thought they would want to encourage a positive attitude.

I think she was a one-off. I regularly visit the same hospital for rheumatoid arthritis treatment. The nurse practitioner team I see are three absolutely wonderful women with cracking senses of humour. There have been times when I'm plugged into a drip for an eight-hour treatment and I've been almost helpless with laughter at their banter and 'sniping'* at each other.


* All in fun if that's not self-evident.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 22, 2014, 12:46:15 AM
Today I ordered what I hope to be the last of the parts I need to get my scooter back on the road.  Cleaned the carb today, didn't need it though.  Checked, cleaned and measured a few other things.  Hopefully, end of this coming week it will be ride time again.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead March 22, 2014, 12:50:55 AM
Checked my bank account just now.  Not quite broke. :woohoo:  Happy dance.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold March 22, 2014, 12:26:16 PM
checked mine i am  :blub:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 01, 2014, 03:10:42 AM
The birthday fairy came to me today, bearing gifts of money that can be used to fix my scooter! :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON April 02, 2014, 09:10:40 AM
Finally sorted out my cv - not an easy task after 23 years ! Must admit I look quite impressive on paper - I would give myself a job !  :lmao
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 03, 2014, 01:18:49 PM
Salute tickets have arrived. Looks like we could we be making the great trip down south this year. We'll be the dodgy old goth and the pretty young woman, followed by the bloke who looks like a bouncer.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 03, 2014, 11:22:25 PM
Pretty young woman you say?

We don't believe you.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold April 04, 2014, 09:52:45 AM
 :boing: car passed its MOT with a little welding. just fill having used the last of 20L of petrol i got in february,
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 04, 2014, 01:08:10 PM
Pretty young woman you say?

We don't believe you.

Some people here have already met her!   :P  She really is real!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin April 04, 2014, 04:24:35 PM
Pretty young woman you say?

We don't believe you.

Some people here have already met her!   :P  She really is real!

You're really going to have to tell us your secret big boy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 04, 2014, 05:33:19 PM
Pretty young woman you say?

We don't believe you.


Some people here have already met her!   :P  She really is real!

You're really going to have to tell us your secret big boy.

I got lucky!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 08, 2014, 09:22:27 PM
It's been a while since I've posted. But I thought yourselves would appreciate this, and it's brightened up the workplace a bit.


The Darth Vader/Ukraine thing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26882664

Has spawned not just my favourite moment of the last superhero RPG session I played (the journalistic scoop of the year: "Your critics describe you as 'more machine now than man, twisted and evil'. Mr Vader, what is your response to these allegations?").

But also a running joke at work. When we were talking about the crisis in Crimea to one of the youngsters at work who didn't really understand what was going on, I used the example of me annexing 1/3 of the desk of the chap who sits next to me.

After seeing the Darth Vader thing, he was joking about me invading it with stormtroopers.


So yesterday, I hid a Star Wars Miniatures rebel trooper behind his monitor and put a scout trooper on my desk. He finally noticed the scout trooper just before lunchtime. But he hasn't found the rebel yet.

I took "security photos" using my phone of the rebel trooper, and of a Princess Leia miniature on his desk.

Today, I replaced the scout trooper with a normal stormtrooper (and, yes, both him and our MD - who noticed it when he came over to talk about a report - were geeky enough to spot the difference). Gradually, throughout the day, the number of stormtroopers has increased. Every time he's left his desk for a while, I've added another stormtrooper to the squad. There are 6 of them there now.

Tomorrow, they're going to capture a "notorious rebel spy" for interrogation.

And on Thursday, when he gets to work, he'll find that part of his desk has been occupied by a dozen stormtroopers supported by an AT-ST. It's the only way they can keep the galaxy safe against these rebel spies and terrorists which he has been (as he will find when I show him the "security footage" and he looks behind his monitor) harbouring on his desk.

It's the only course of action that makes any sense.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ajsalium April 08, 2014, 09:36:31 PM
Absolutely bonkers. :silly

We want to see that security footage. 8)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 08, 2014, 10:09:27 PM
Yep, just brilliant.   :applause:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin April 08, 2014, 10:10:03 PM
 :lmao :lmao :lmao:
both Sapphire penguin and myself are laughing along with this.
but like  :metoo:  said,  PICS we need PICS
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 08, 2014, 11:25:50 PM
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/mrteufel/Memes/thumb_thisthreadisworthlesswithoutp.gif) :metoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 09, 2014, 03:55:10 AM
 :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake April 09, 2014, 07:10:17 AM
Pics please!!

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/mrteufel/Memes/thumb_thisthreadisworthlesswithoutp.gif) :metoo:
Best smiley ever.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Shaved Dwarf April 09, 2014, 08:16:58 AM
Yes, pleeeease!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON April 09, 2014, 02:29:21 PM
Pics please!!

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/mrteufel/Memes/thumb_thisthreadisworthlesswithoutp.gif) :metoo:
Best smiley ever.
Impressive......... most impressive...... :saber:
 :mrgreen:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 09, 2014, 08:40:06 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eYchKJo1FBo/U0WeOJ-iBWI/AAAAAAAAAWY/WqKnHUjm3Y4/w600-h450-no/01rebels.jpg)
Surveillance camera reveals the presence of rebels on the desk.


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0KUcFDNnqvE/U0WeOE-cJdI/AAAAAAAAAWc/qcjodKsvV5M/w600-h450-no/02rebelspy.jpg)
This doesn't look like a diplomatic mission to me.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M7gdCv9j24Q/U0WeOHy58LI/AAAAAAAAAWQ/aFzg-8eYVNo/w600-h450-no/03patrol.jpg)
Our heroic stormtroopers prepare to fight for a galaxy safe from Rebel terror.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AfWl3YNdX0M/U0WeOhb49jI/AAAAAAAAAWg/Gtx8HywfApQ/w600-h450-no/04dangerous.jpg)
A highly dangerous prisoner.


I have no choice. For his own safety, the stormtroopers are going to have to annex the 1/3 of his desk closest to mine. It's the only way to protect it and him from the Rebel Alliance.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake April 09, 2014, 08:47:19 PM
Well done on the extra desk space. If he puts his arm on your side of the desk now do you get to order it what to do?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin April 09, 2014, 08:55:36 PM
 :applause: :applause: :applause:
that is just Brilliant.
please post some of "operation endgame" tomorrow.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel April 09, 2014, 09:03:59 PM
You just carry on enuring that desk is safe for us right-thinking imperial citizens.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 09, 2014, 09:20:29 PM
Well done on the extra desk space. If he puts his arm on your side of the desk now do you get to order it what to do?
It's worth a go, isn't it?

His phone will be in my part of the desk, so I can always cut off communications if he won't cooperate.

:applause: :applause: :applause:
that is just Brilliant.
please post some of "operation endgame" tomorrow.
He's going out to a customer site tomorrow. I'm going to move the troops in while he's gone, so that everyone else gets to see his reaction when he comes back.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel April 09, 2014, 11:49:35 PM
:applause:
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
 :blastem: :blastem: :blastem: :blastem: :blastem:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead April 10, 2014, 05:22:19 AM
It gives me giggles. :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake April 10, 2014, 07:44:37 AM
Sounds good. Can't wait to see the results.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Shaved Dwarf April 10, 2014, 09:26:34 AM
You are my hero!

This is the only way to treat those pesky rebel friends.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold April 10, 2014, 12:29:46 PM
 :applause: :applause:
What a way to brighten up a day at the coal face
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 10, 2014, 08:13:56 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2ApI5oHSi4g/U0bq6R1GH1I/AAAAAAAAAW8/gNjX2rgNoYU/w600-h450-no/05movein.jpg)
"Move in!"

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ahtndtTDv1w/U0bq6uYOCGI/AAAAAAAAAXA/RTTwPwg-ZG4/w600-h450-no/06secure.jpg)
"We have secured the communications array, commander. Mission accomplished."
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake April 10, 2014, 08:41:40 PM
Nice! Also good to see the deathstar in the background ;)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty April 10, 2014, 09:07:52 PM
I made him get me a coffee before I let him use the phone. After all, it's my phone now.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin April 11, 2014, 07:09:08 PM
 :lmao: or perhaps more  muahahahaha
well done!
all hail Sooty!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 04, 2014, 01:08:15 AM
Today I finally got off my posterior and finished tearing down my scooter.  The crankshaft is indeed finished.  Before I order a new one and some other parts, I need to try and hone the cylinder as there are some slight signs of wear.  Hopefully this batch of parts comes in under $500.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 04, 2014, 01:13:40 AM
Sounds pricey still.


Just spent some of yesterday with a cardboard box sliding down hills with the kids. That was fun, then my lottery ticket won nearly a grand! That goes back into the savings.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 04, 2014, 03:33:33 AM
 :applause: congrats beefy!!  That is awesome.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 04, 2014, 05:47:45 AM
So, not being a creature of social media, FoD excluded of course, I tend to miss things that most everyone else knows about.  I was shown a video today, titled "Dumb Ways to Die".  Wow, it made me laugh quite well, and it gets its point across.

Caveman approved.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold May 04, 2014, 08:43:27 AM
 :applause: congats beers on you this weekend then  :silly. it right what they say money goes to money.
  Q you have 2 children 1 not cheap hobby live at the end of the earth and you still have savings HOW !  :lol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake May 04, 2014, 08:50:56 AM
And I'm a one income family! I very rarely buy booze, which used to be a cash sink. And having kids, although expensive means I have no social life lol. But savings are being delved into lately. So this has been a nice little bonus (also hardly ever buy tickets too) what is a little annoying is we were 1 number off $125,000. And that number turned up on a next number (had to get four in the right order out of 6 only got three) still mighty happy though.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 10, 2014, 01:23:22 AM
I was at a local store yesterday, buying some parts and tools for my job, and asked how things were going business wise and such.  Early this afternoon, the owner of said store rang me at home, and we had a little chat that lead to him asking for my resume, in a bit of a round about way.  As I have been thinking of a change of scenery of late, I was thrilled and rushed off to tickity-up said resume and hand deliver it to him before closing time.  Resumes are about making an impression for the good, and I feel I have achieved that very thing.  It doesn't hurt, I think,  that over the last two years I have been shifting my professional purchases to his store as often as possible.  We shall see what the future holds.  With eager eyes.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold May 10, 2014, 04:20:02 PM
 :applause: hope all goes well for you mate .Now is it a walking distance or 20 miles local as we know you live in the back of beyound ?  :whistle:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead May 10, 2014, 07:04:35 PM
Walking distance if I was in reasonable shape. :lol:  About 6km away from home.  Closer than my current employer.  Nothing is very far in this town.  The furthest away you can get, staying on paved roads, only takes 30-40 minutes either direction, and only that if the vehicle in front of you is driven by a git.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 01, 2014, 02:44:32 AM
I just discovered that one of my power drills' chucks is small enough I can use tiny drill bits suitable for pinning miniatures.  No more hand drilling! :dance:

Netherlords require pins.  This has been the understatement of the week, brought to you by, leadhead.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON June 05, 2014, 07:13:37 AM
I can't live without my Dremel drill - the best attachment has got to be the flexishaft meaning I havent got to hold the drill while drilling in awkward places !
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 10, 2014, 11:02:58 PM
My back is happier today, and most of the engine parts I ordered for my scooter have come in.  I can get them after work today.  Woot!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 20, 2014, 02:22:09 AM
Came home from work today to find a box of shiney things from HF.  My Heresy Gobz should not be far behind. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 20, 2014, 11:20:17 AM
Cool. I've got loads of those goblins to paint up. Really want Andy to make a gobbo king on spider or something like that.

I'm off to katicon tomorrow. Game designers convention. Hopefully I'll make a few connections etc while there. :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold June 21, 2014, 11:29:35 PM
finding out today its my 12th wedding anniversary tomorrow   :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 22, 2014, 12:09:28 AM
Good thing you found out the day before.  Time enough to get a cheesey card.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 24, 2014, 01:56:48 AM
Box of Heresy goodies waiting for me when I got home makes me happy today.  Totally overshines the fact that my day at work today felt like it was only three hours instead of eight.  A good day got even better.  On top of all that, the 'last' of the parts for my scooter rebuild finally came in too.

Ps.  I have a five day weekend coming up as well.

*preforms every ritual to avoid misfortune*
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 02, 2014, 03:00:17 AM
Went suit shopping yesterday.  Got the suit I will be married in this August.  Have to pick it up on Saturday from alterations.  Today I got time to work on the engine of my scooter.  It is nearly ready to get reinstalled in the frame.  Hope it works when its finished.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 02, 2014, 06:24:49 AM
 :thumbup:
All the best for the wedding!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: weareblind July 05, 2014, 08:45:58 PM
RUN HURRY!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 06, 2014, 01:40:23 AM
Happy because
1) I'm on holiday for two weeks
2) more importantly, baby number three is due January. :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 06, 2014, 05:31:31 AM
Happy because
1) I'm on holiday for two weeks
2) more importantly, baby number three is due January. :)
:thumbup:

My scooter repairs are nearly done.  Almost ready to start it up.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold July 06, 2014, 02:27:47 PM
Happy because
1) I'm on holiday for two weeks
2) more importantly, baby number three is due January. :)
:applause: Congrats mate. Planed or not ?
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin July 06, 2014, 09:04:23 PM
week off :boing:
and just back from battle group south at Bovington  reasonable show  but the 5 hour drive each way is  urghh
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 06, 2014, 09:52:14 PM
Happy because
1) I'm on holiday for two weeks
2) more importantly, baby number three is due January. :)
:applause: Congrats mate.
 Planed or not ?
Planned... And the last planned one as well. :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 07, 2014, 01:45:27 AM
Happy because
1) I'm on holiday for two weeks
2) more importantly, baby number three is due January. :)
:applause: Congrats mate.
 Planed or not ?
Planned... And the last planned one as well. :)
Careful, I've heard they can take on the replicating properties of leadpiles in rare instances. :wink:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 12, 2014, 11:55:11 PM
Today, after a few annoying and actually frightening setbacks and hiccups yesterday and this morning, my scooter is back to operating conditions.  I should take a photo of its current skeletal state, before the body goes back on.  Then it just needs a test drive and insurance, then back in action.

Maybe now I can get back to mini painting.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake July 13, 2014, 04:30:04 AM
  :thumbup: nice. That's been a big job!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 13, 2014, 05:05:17 AM
Yeah, took months longer than I hoped.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead July 21, 2014, 01:18:54 AM
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/32448-2/Scooter.jpg)

This makes me happy.  This is the scooter that I had to rebuild the engine for.  I took this picture shortly after getting home from work.  This was it's first day back in service.  Friday, I took it for a quick test drive on my street, before buying insurance.  I rode it to work this morning somewhat nervously but with hope.  It ran beautifully.  After the first couple hundred kilometers and it has 'broken in' it should be good to go, hopefully for more than another 20,000km this time.  Now that I know for sure I was pushing it too hard the last four years, I will take it easier on the poor thing.  After all, I am only about 15kg below the total rider and cargo weight limit :oops:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold July 22, 2014, 10:28:39 AM
 :applause: jasper carrot,s funky moped springs to mind only sang by motohead  :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin August 16, 2014, 09:49:38 AM
I was bemoaning my problems getting a couple of RPG books on this thread evil twin earlier in the week,  and got some advice on ordering from the fine folks here,  well ive got me books now so I will be falling into them later. :woohoo:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Cultist of Sooty August 16, 2014, 11:23:34 AM
Don't fall too hard, you might get a paper cut.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 17, 2014, 10:53:01 PM
Hopefully it isnt a problem in the works, but my fridge is making a sound similar to that pulsing sound of an imperial probe droid.  Been like that for some time now.  Kinda funny.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 18, 2014, 01:26:55 AM
good luck mate my frost free frezer started to play up i had to de-frost it every other week then buy another one
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 24, 2014, 10:56:36 PM
Gotted marrieded yestermerday.  Party was fun, even though I do not drink.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Mr Teufel August 24, 2014, 11:02:08 PM
CONGRATULAMATATIONS! :lalala:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake August 25, 2014, 07:54:24 AM
Congratulations to you and your wife :)
 :alcohol:
Have to say, I didn't really drink at my wedding, too much else to do
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin August 25, 2014, 08:26:48 AM
grats to both of you  :smile:
and all the very best in the future together.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Penfold August 25, 2014, 12:21:30 PM
 :applause: congraulations to you and you new wife mate no drink = lots of cake yes
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 26, 2014, 11:00:50 PM
POW!!  2000 posts. :lmao

 :shrug:  sorry had to celebrate it.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Brandlin September 18, 2014, 11:57:28 PM
Getting a call from a head hunter to tell me I'm the preferred candidate for a great job I interviewed for...

Just a couple of hurdles to go....
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead September 19, 2014, 01:25:57 AM
 :thumbup:  Goods to hears!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead October 17, 2014, 02:14:15 AM
Happy, but terrified.  I just accepted a new job today.  Tomorrow, I will hand in my resignation with my current employer.  Scary.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 02, 2014, 04:41:36 AM
November 2, 30 degrees outside (Celsius) first barbecue of the season, BBQ ran out but service station not far away, and beer. All is good.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 02, 2014, 01:45:37 PM
 :thumbup:  I would call that a good start to summer as well, if it wasn't mid fall, at least for me it is.  Plus side to fall, hunting season.  Its 5:30am right now.  Heading out deer hunting soon.  I don't want to come up short this year.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 03, 2014, 04:10:08 AM
Successful hunting achieved!!!  No pictures on here or anything.  This is a family place and some people don't like that sort of thing.  I am doubly happy because this is my biggest deer yet.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake November 03, 2014, 07:06:49 AM
Nice.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: No Head Ned November 06, 2014, 03:52:49 PM
Successful hunting achieved!
one minute three seconds in:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a_vc_PAeU
 :pokey
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 07, 2014, 03:35:14 PM
 :lmao :lmao:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON December 24, 2014, 07:38:50 AM
I'm due a nice little bonus in January's pay packet because apparently i'm due 88 hrs of holiday that has to be taken before  31st of December ! This accumalation occured due to the little git of a manager who kept saying he couldn't cover the time off (he got the boot in october) and the ruling was holiday couldn't be carried over or paid out. However the big boss  has decided he will pay me for the outstanding hours and promised I will be able to get my full 28 days in next year !  :lalala:
But wait........... it gets better...... my bosses are Indian and dont celebrate Christmas  however the new manager is quite a laugh and we persuaded  him and the other Indian lad who works with us to participate in the Secret Santa. Well knock me sideways  I got handed a bottle of champange by Sri this morning ( I know it's supposed to be a secret but he hadn't fully grasped the concept !) and a card from the bosses with a nice message inside and £75  cash !  :lalala:
Oh and as I was walking out the door I was told to take a bottle of wine with me of my choice off the shelf !  :alcohol:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake December 24, 2014, 10:25:44 AM
Must be a nec change of bosses. You've had your share of shockers. Nice to hear 😃
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Steel Penguin December 31, 2014, 10:14:31 PM
happy new year you bunch  :boing:
take it easy, remember booze and modelling blades not such a good idea
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 07, 2015, 11:03:11 PM
Baby number three born yesterday! Alana Louise Billings, 7 pounds 8 :) Happy Daddy.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: DRAGON January 08, 2015, 08:04:56 AM
Congratulations !  :lalala:  :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Ben Brownlie January 08, 2015, 01:04:13 PM
Baby number three born yesterday! Alana Louise Billings, 7 pounds 8 :) Happy Daddy.

Congratulations! I hope mother and baby are both doing well
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead January 10, 2015, 05:13:36 AM
Congrats KB, to all of your family.  Best wishes for all of you.

Makes what I was going to post a bit bland now.  But, I finally got up the nerve to sit at my painting table today.  Cleared away some stuff.  Stalled DoD among it.  It's way out of scale with the figures.  Out enough that it cannot even be passed off in the back story behind the scene.  It will have to be reworked, if it is ever to be completed.  Haven't done anything since maybe mid September in the way of hobbying, except keep buying stuff.  Have to now get back into it slowly I think.  Started with something easy, but unrelated to anything else I've been working on.  Mutant Joe, who will be portraying the part of a short lived character in a great feature film.  I don't want to say more.

Congrats again to the Billings crew.  Making more painters, one diaper at a time. :thumbup:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake January 10, 2015, 05:51:10 AM
Congratulations !  :lalala:  :thumbup:
Thanks :)

Baby number three born yesterday! Alana Louise Billings, 7 pounds 8 :) Happy Daddy.

Congratulations! I hope mother and baby are both doing well

Thanks, She just needs to catch up on a load of sleep. Hospitals are not conducive to good sleeping practices.

Congrats KB, to all of your family.  Best wishes for all of you.

Makes what I was going to post a bit bland now.  But, I finally got up the nerve to sit at my painting table today.  Cleared away some stuff.  Stalled DoD among it.  It's way out of scale with the figures.  Out enough that it cannot even be passed off in the back story behind the scene.  It will have to be reworked, if it is ever to be completed.  Haven't done anything since maybe mid September in the way of hobbying, except keep buying stuff.  Have to now get back into it slowly I think.  Started with something easy, but unrelated to anything else I've been working on.  Mutant Joe, who will be portraying the part of a short lived character in a great feature film.  I don't want to say more.

Congrats again to the Billings crew.  Making more painters, one diaper at a time. :thumbup:
The other two have been painting up some orcs during my Christmas break (still 3ish weeks to go)
Hope you get the DoD finished.
Thanks all.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel January 12, 2015, 01:11:15 PM
Congratulations, mate!   :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 06, 2015, 04:52:00 AM
I am the pround new owner of a fully restored Postie Bike.  Like this.  But yellow.

(http://www.hotmanuals.com/images/p/honda_ct110_1983-1986_l.jpg)

Wanted one for years.  Coworker saw one on Facething this morning, told me about it and I called on my lunch break.  Went to look at it after work, test rode and made an offer, he said Deal.  Gonna pay him the rest and pick it up tomorrow.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake February 06, 2015, 06:50:46 AM
Woohoo! Congratulations.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead February 06, 2015, 07:13:52 AM
It qualifies/currently has classic collectors plates, which means super cheap insurance rates.

I am excited.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Gangrel February 06, 2015, 01:28:55 PM
Cool. Enjoy it!   :D
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 20, 2015, 04:11:39 AM
So I tried to watch the walking dead just now.  For the first time.  Yes, I don't do anything while it's still popular.  I got 53 seconds in to the first episode and got annoyed.  Yes I know there are production costs blah blah.  Maybe I am the first person to ever notice.  The tractor truck on its side has no drive line at all!  No transmission, prop shafts, differentials or axles of any kind.  Probably no engine either.  Don't know if it was supposed to be looted or what, but they could have used cardboard boxes and tubes to make it look like it had all that before it was tipped over.  I guess it's just the mechanic in me going "Oi, that ain't right!"

Rant over.  I put this here because I was more amused than angry.  Seemed a bit harsh to put this in the other thread.  That and it's been so quiet over there.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso November 20, 2015, 07:06:44 AM
Yesterday, I had to do my annual refresher of military training. part of the training involves going into a gas chamber and doing respirator drills with crowd Supressant gas in the air. I really... REALLY hate it.

Yesterday was the last time I have to do it because I will be on end of service leave next year :)

That makes me very happy :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead November 21, 2015, 04:17:41 AM
Yesterday, I had to do my annual refresher of military training. part of the training involves going into a gas chamber and doing respirator drills with crowd Supressant gas in the air. I really... REALLY hate it.

Yesterday was the last time I have to do it because I will be on end of service leave next year :)

That makes me very happy :)

Congratulations.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: keeper40k April 09, 2017, 04:38:11 PM
Remembering that the Forum of Doom exists and I can remember my password, after a very long time away!  :boing:
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso April 09, 2017, 04:59:11 PM
Remembering that the Forum of Doom exists and I can remember my password, after a very long time away!  :boing:

It's still ticking along :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon April 11, 2017, 07:35:31 PM
Having an inherited form of cancer and still being here really makes me happy. Have had genetic counselling and loads of tests. Currently waiting on the next batch of results before we decide what options to pursue. I really must get back to some painting and miniature building.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: somaticon June 11, 2017, 10:51:52 PM
I'm cancer free and the testing has revealed that I don't carry the defective gene. It has been a really troubling year and a half but there's only one way from here :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso June 12, 2017, 07:03:06 AM
I'm cancer free and the testing has revealed that I don't carry the defective gene. It has been a really troubling year and a half but there's only one way from here :)

That is wonderful news! I am so pleased for you :) ... NICE ONE!
: Re: Things that make you happy
: beefcake June 13, 2017, 11:33:21 AM
Very nice to hear.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Citizen Sade June 13, 2017, 12:30:50 PM
Fantastic! Nice to hear some good news for a change.
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead June 15, 2017, 05:09:26 AM
I'm cancer free and the testing has revealed that I don't carry the defective gene. It has been a really troubling year and a half but there's only one way from here :)

That is wonderful news! I am so pleased for you :) ... NICE ONE!
:metoo:  Congrats on all appropriate levels
: Re: Things that make you happy
: Inso July 12, 2017, 09:00:48 PM
I am happy because I went fishing for the first time in 30 years... and could still cast :)

I still couldn't catch any fish (my friend did so I still got to take some home) but I didn't really catch fish when I last tried to either :D!

It was also a 'tick in the box' on my big list of things I wanted to do when I moved to Cornwall :)
: Re: Things that make you happy
: leadhead August 21, 2017, 06:38:39 PM
Today's Solar Eclipse.  The area I live in got to experience nearly 90% coverage of the sun.  I couldn't tell you the last time I saw this phenomenon.  It's pretty cool standing in your yard with the sun in the sky and it keeps getting darker.  Science.  Nature.  Mind blown.

Ps.  It's still happening as I'm writing this.   It has gone beyond its climax it's getting brighter and warmer.  Slowly.  Weird.