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Offline RoeDent

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What made you happy today?
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:43:31 PM »
I feel it is necessary to (at last) counterbalance the "What pissed you off today?" thread. Tell us anything that made you happy today, whether it's something you saw (irl, on the Internet, wherever) that made you chuckle to yourself, or made you absolutely ecstatic.  Go nuts! :)
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 12:52:19 PM »
Hasn't happened yet, but my daughter's high school marching band will be doing it's first public performance of the first two movements of its field show at halftime of the school's football game tonight.  She plays piccolo and flute and is the featured soloist in the second movement (she's a sophomore and beat out the section leader for the solo!).  She has worked really hard and, rather than being nervous, is excited for this (as are my wife and I)!

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 01:52:00 PM »
HEY!  Something to be proud of.  I hope it goes well for them!


What made me happy?  I bought a ton of used CDs lately, and the first batch from the UK came in.   Two Garbage CD singles, the second of two Iron Maiden The Wicker Man singles, and the two-disk Live From The Marquee by The Cult.

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 02:27:03 PM »
Disenchantment part 2. Was released today. And Yesterday was seeing Iron Maiden.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 02:49:00 PM »
Had another great day at work and a particularly great session with a client. Plus a hot girl is coming over in a bit.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 03:10:04 PM »
Arturia Usb keyboard got delivered today
Beautiful weather
Done work early
Cheese steak for dinner in a bit

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 03:23:29 PM »
Just the fact that it is Friday and I got out of working on my day off tomorrow.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 01:26:50 AM »
Clocking out for the weekend.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2019, 09:41:16 PM »
Another vote for the weekend. This means I could drink 32 oz of coffee without bouncing off of every surface afterwards. This rarely happens on a workday.

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2019, 11:11:58 PM »
My flight while non stop bumpy, actually landed 40 minutes early.  Maybe the earliest I've ever arrived on a flight.  I'll take it, even with the non stop turbulence (it wasn't bad, just non stop).  Sadly what made me mad was the about 45 minutes it took to get my rental car from the "fast break" line, I guess I ended up losing that extra time.

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 11:28:36 PM »
Got to see and touch the Stanley Cup with my son. His team was able to get a team photo with it as well and we were able to skate on the Blues home ice for 15 minutes. Pretty awesome experience.

Will post pics when I get a chance
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 11:30:03 PM »
That's pretty awesome

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 11:42:45 PM »
Today something very cool happened, and it's one of those unpromised gifts of recovery. As most of you know, I'm an active AA member, and today I was working with a new guy who is rather steadfast against the whole God aspect of the program, still clinging to the ideas of spirituality he grew up with (Judeo/Christian ethos). It's a common battle, and I'd hate to take a gather at how many drunks it has killed. I've been working with him for a few months now, and today finally broke through with an idea of spirituality, and spiritual principles, that he could grasp on to. Seeing his eyes light up in relief that he didn't have to be 'religious' and that the spiritual hoop of the program was big enough for him to jump through as well was unbelievable. I was worried about him, but now feel that he has a pretty solid shot at making it, and all it took was just being honest, open, and transparent. Not only will it likely save his ass, it shows him how to pass it on and save other drunks.

So yeah, pretty fucking happy.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 02:38:43 AM »
Small thing but I was playing DT on TV and my brother and sister knew the songs :D it's just that our music tastes are somewhat different and they don't actively listen to prog so that made me happy. And my sister said her favorite song is ACOS so she isn't that much of a casual either :lol
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2019, 06:55:18 AM »
Today something very cool happened, and it's one of those unpromised gifts of recovery. As most of you know, I'm an active AA member, and today I was working with a new guy who is rather steadfast against the whole God aspect of the program, still clinging to the ideas of spirituality he grew up with (Judeo/Christian ethos). It's a common battle, and I'd hate to take a gather at how many drunks it has killed. I've been working with him for a few months now, and today finally broke through with an idea of spirituality, and spiritual principles, that he could grasp on to. Seeing his eyes light up in relief that he didn't have to be 'religious' and that the spiritual hoop of the program was big enough for him to jump through as well was unbelievable. I was worried about him, but now feel that he has a pretty solid shot at making it, and all it took was just being honest, open, and transparent. Not only will it likely save his ass, it shows him how to pass it on and save other drunks.

So yeah, pretty fucking happy.

That's really cool lonestar, it's also awesome how you're active in the community.

What made me happy today, just ordered a new Tool vinyl for my ever expanding collection and I woke up and it's starting to feel like fall is around the corner.

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2019, 05:13:22 PM »
Today something very cool happened, and it's one of those unpromised gifts of recovery. As most of you know, I'm an active AA member, and today I was working with a new guy who is rather steadfast against the whole God aspect of the program, still clinging to the ideas of spirituality he grew up with (Judeo/Christian ethos). It's a common battle, and I'd hate to take a gather at how many drunks it has killed. I've been working with him for a few months now, and today finally broke through with an idea of spirituality, and spiritual principles, that he could grasp on to. Seeing his eyes light up in relief that he didn't have to be 'religious' and that the spiritual hoop of the program was big enough for him to jump through as well was unbelievable. I was worried about him, but now feel that he has a pretty solid shot at making it, and all it took was just being honest, open, and transparent. Not only will it likely save his ass, it shows him how to pass it on and save other drunks.

So yeah, pretty fucking happy.

Wow, nice job.  Pretty impressed at what sounds like your patience, diligence, and compassion.  I hope if I ever need it (not just addiction) I have someone around me with the same traits. 

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2019, 05:31:33 PM »
Matt Gay missing a field goal

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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2019, 06:36:37 PM »
Got to see and touch the Stanley Cup with my son. His team was able to get a team photo with it as well and we were able to skate on the Blues home ice for 15 minutes. Pretty awesome experience.

Will post pics when I get a chance


Posted this in the NHL Thread also:



So, it was a pretty incredible experience yesterday getting to go out on the Enterprise Center's ice...sit with the Owner of the Blues, Tom Stillman, and get a team photo with the cup. They they let us have about 5 minutes with the Cup to touch it and take some quick pics.....then let the team skate on the ice for about 15 minutes. It was so cool. I had moments of some tears welling up as it was just such a cool thing to share with my son. I can say this....that Cup is WAY shinier in person that it seems on television. Anyway, here are a couple pics...



As they were setting up the team shot:




My kiddo touching the Cup for the first time: (notice the owner right there...in the top/back left)




I got down in there for a second as well:




Some more of the team:






Tom Stillman skating with the kids:  (I had the chance to speak with him for 5 minutes or so. Very humble man, very grateful for the fans...So Happy for him to get the cup. He's one of the 'good guys')




Kiddos Skating:  (I took my skates also. There was no way I was missing that chance to skate on the ice)








Finally...a quick team pic by the Benches:


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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2019, 07:27:27 PM »
How many times did you flash your tat?

Vegas has the over/under at 6.  :)   I'da had my shirt off, myself!   :).



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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2019, 07:47:58 PM »
How many times did you flash your tat?

Vegas has the over/under at 6.  :)   I'da had my shirt off, myself!   :).

 :lol   I didn’t even mention it to him. I said my ‘thank you’s’ to him for how much he cares (dude walks around the stands at home games and chats with the fans....asks what he can do to make their experience at the game better etc etc) and how he always gives the management anything they need to keep the team competitive.

He’s a pretty cool dude.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2019, 08:27:04 PM »
My weekly Sunday weigh-in... had stagnated hovering around 182 for the last 9 weeks or so.  For some unknown reason (cuz I didn't start working out again until Friday after my PPUSA sickness), I dropped 2lbs and sit right at 180.  The number on the scale doesn't stuff me too much - it's how I feel and what I see in the mirror that matters.  But it provides a little objective gratification.
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Re: What made you happy today?
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2019, 10:06:54 PM »
Rams stopped the Browns at the goal line!  That's good because my NFL teams almost went 0-3.

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