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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #360 on: May 22, 2018, 09:49:08 AM »
But vodka itself is not something that cheer you up (at least, it shouldn't). It's rather drinking vodka with someone.


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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #361 on: May 24, 2018, 02:23:20 AM »
Getting inducted into a particular writing challenge's hall of fame. At least someone was reading my pieces. ;D
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #362 on: May 24, 2018, 03:47:45 AM »
Getting inducted into a particular writing challenge's hall of fame. At least someone was reading my pieces. ;D

Good work!
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #363 on: May 24, 2018, 05:10:36 AM »
Getting inducted into a particular writing challenge's hall of fame. At least someone was reading my pieces. ;D

Good work!

All I had to do was submit at least 10 works from their writing prompts. Anyone could make it, as long as they didn't get bored and wander off before they hit that number. Considering I'm only the 10th inductee, in a challenge that has been going on for 14 months and has over 700 submissions, that wandering off must happen a lot.

What gave me the warm fuzzies was that the message I received announcing my induction was not some automated form but an actual composition by an actual person (one of the challenge curators) that, aside from the announcement and the link to the signature badge I've earned, included actual feedback on my pieces - proof that they had read them, not just tallied them.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #364 on: June 01, 2018, 04:56:17 PM »
Kids can still have fun with a fallen tree branch.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #365 on: June 01, 2018, 08:58:45 PM »
Getting inducted into a particular writing challenge's hall of fame. At least someone was reading my pieces. ;D

Good work!

All I had to do was submit at least 10 works from their writing prompts. Anyone could make it, as long as they didn't get bored and wander off before they hit that number. Considering I'm only the 10th inductee, in a challenge that has been going on for 14 months and has over 700 submissions, that wandering off must happen a lot.

What gave me the warm fuzzies was that the message I received announcing my induction was not some automated form but an actual composition by an actual person (one of the challenge curators) that, aside from the announcement and the link to the signature badge I've earned, included actual feedback on my pieces - proof that they had read them, not just tallied them.

That is pretty cool, yeah. I'd love to read them some time.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #366 on: June 01, 2018, 08:59:13 PM »
Kids can still have fun with a fallen tree branch.

Well, ya know how it goes. Buy them the toy and they only want to play with the box lol.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #367 on: June 01, 2018, 10:52:40 PM »
Kids can still have fun with a fallen tree branch.

Well, ya know how it goes. Buy them the toy and they only want to play with the box lol.
This is actually pretty true for littles.  And mine do still like boxes, just really big ones.  I was getting worried about their willingness to play outside, though, so it was good to be proven wrong.  :D  This branch is big enough for all three of them to sit/stand on.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #368 on: June 01, 2018, 11:12:39 PM »
Bought a new fitness tracker today.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #369 on: June 03, 2018, 09:55:07 PM »
two bicycles.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #370 on: June 17, 2018, 03:46:12 PM »
Listening to these contextless Arnie quotes.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #371 on: June 17, 2018, 04:04:06 PM »
listening to Orthodox chants!  :angel:  :angel:  :angel:
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #372 on: June 17, 2018, 08:03:12 PM »
Seeing pictures of cute pet and wild birds on Twitter.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #373 on: June 20, 2018, 03:13:23 PM »
This gif:


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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #374 on: June 20, 2018, 06:25:29 PM »
The rose and iris posy I was given for my wedding anniversary.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #375 on: July 10, 2018, 08:41:37 AM »
Watching the RAF 100 fly-by from my kitchen window.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #376 on: July 15, 2018, 09:51:32 AM »
A huge collection (nearly 300 works) of radio plays from the Greek national broadcaster archives, that some dedicated soul uploaded to the 'net for those of us who never managed to complete the set.
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