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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #275 on: November 28, 2009, 07:34:42 AM »
What makes me happy?...IT'S THE WEEKEND! :mrgreen:!
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #276 on: November 28, 2009, 09:33:31 PM »
Being home after a good tradeshow.
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #277 on: 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.

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« Reply #278 on: 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'.

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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #279 on: 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. 
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« Reply #280 on: 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. 
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #281 on: 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!

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« Reply #282 on: November 30, 2009, 09:58:04 PM »
being teetotal for nine years
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #283 on: 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

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« Reply #284 on: December 01, 2009, 04:03:09 PM »
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #285 on: 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!

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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #286 on: 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!

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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).
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« Reply #287 on: 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.
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #288 on: 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:.
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #289 on: 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:.
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« Reply #290 on: 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.

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« Reply #291 on: 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.
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« Reply #292 on: 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:
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« Reply #293 on: December 03, 2009, 10:52:08 PM »
finishing an assignment and listening to my favourite bands [apoptgyma berserk, vnv nation and covenant]
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« Reply #294 on: 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.

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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #295 on: 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 ;) ).
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Re: Things that make you happy
« Reply #296 on: 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:.
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« Reply #297 on: 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.
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« Reply #298 on: 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.
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« Reply #299 on: 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'?
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