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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5551 Post by Steel Frog » 21 Jun 2012, 19:46

Buckykatt wrote:I immediately handed over my DL at the liquor store and the clerk gave me this sad, pitying look, like "Oh, lady--I so do not think you look 21, how sad for you that you're that deluded." I tried to explain, but really, by then it's too late.
Luckily, the alcohol was there to comfort you.

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#5552 Post by Nunis » 21 Jun 2012, 22:26

Buckykatt wrote:Here in Iowa, the preeminent grocery store chain, HyVee, cards everyone, every time, regardless of your appearance--you have to fork over your DL so they can scan it. I'm so used to it that the last time I was visiting my Dad in CT, I immediately handed over my DL at the liquor store and the clerk gave me this sad, pitying look, like "Oh, lady--I so do not think you look 21, how sad for you that you're that deluded." I tried to explain, but really, by then it's too late.

OTOH, my mother used to LOVE to go grocery shopping with me and would all but elbow me aside to be able, at 80+, to flip her ID at the cashier to prove she was old enough to buy the booze. :D
Some stores do that here, but not the liquor store. They simply reserve the right to ask if they think you look young. I think in my 12 years of being old enough, I've gotten by without showing my license about twice.

I remember a couple years ago, a grocery store got into trouble for carding when selling cigarettes. It was all fine and well to stop teenagers buying, but a man of 80+ was denied his smokes because he didn't have his ID with him on his long walk to the shop. And they didn't have any system whereby they needed to scan it; they were just being dicks.

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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5553 Post by Toto le Héros » 22 Jun 2012, 02:13

We had a great concert last night. We played for three hours and a half straight. The host of a famous french show (that's an oxymoron right ?) called "Les Enfants du Rock" watched us and talked about us while interviewed.
I'm exhausted, half deaf and still have a grin on my face.

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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5554 Post by spymeg » 22 Jun 2012, 03:00

Toto le Héros wrote:We had a great concert last night. We played for three hours and a half straight. The host of a famous french show (that's an oxymoron right ?) called "Les Enfants du Rock" watched us and talked about us while interviewed.
I'm exhausted, half deaf and still have a grin on my face.

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That's awesome and it looks like it was a lot of fun!!

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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5555 Post by Toto le Héros » 25 Jun 2012, 12:29

After the show, an english gentleman asked me if I was from France, because he thought my accent was great.

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#5556 Post by Steel Frog » 25 Jun 2012, 17:27

Toto le Héros wrote:After the show, an english gentleman asked me if I was from France, because he thought my accent was great.
Why do zink I speak wiz zzis outraaaaaaaaajus accent!


btw, woohoo!!

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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5557 Post by Buckykatt » 06 Jul 2012, 11:40

Countdown to vacation: T minus 21 hours.
Bummer: I have to get up at 3:30 a.m. tomorrow to get the shuttle to crack-of-dawn flight.

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#5558 Post by sldawgs » 06 Jul 2012, 11:48

Buckykatt wrote:Countdown to vacation: T minus 21 hours.
Bummer: I have to get up at 3:30 a.m. tomorrow to get the shuttle to crack-of-dawn flight.
Where are ya goin'?
Headed for the grocery store, Wish me luck.
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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5559 Post by Batman » 06 Jul 2012, 11:55

sldawgs wrote:
Buckykatt wrote:Countdown to vacation: T minus 21 hours.
Bummer: I have to get up at 3:30 a.m. tomorrow to get the shuttle to crack-of-dawn flight.
Where are ya goin'?
To the crack-of-dawn. Pay attention.
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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5560 Post by Buckykatt » 06 Jul 2012, 13:17

Batman wrote:
sldawgs wrote:
Buckykatt wrote:Countdown to vacation: T minus 21 hours.
Bummer: I have to get up at 3:30 a.m. tomorrow to get the shuttle to crack-of-dawn flight.
Where are ya goin'?
To the crack-of-dawn. Pay attention.
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A week in a rental cottage in coastal Maine with my oldest best girlfriend, to celebrate our 100th birthday (we each turn 50 this year), then a 2nd week in (don't be jealous now) Jersey City, NJ, with a friend whose life is a little bit in shambles. (last time I visited that friend, we saw Snooki and JWoww. I'm hoping we won't be so "lucky" this time)

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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5561 Post by » 09 Jul 2012, 09:44

I had $120 tied up in UFC bets over the weekend and won them all. Then, while driving home from New Orleans we stopped at a Loves gas station to fill up. The Loves in Louisiana have casinos attached to them so I slipped over there while the family was distracted at the gas station. I played one hand of video poker and won $12. I planned on playing a little longer but quit after that first hand because I figured it was all downhill from there.

For those of you scoring at home, that gave me net wins of $54 on 3 bets. :banana:
The :) means it's all ok.

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#5562 Post by alan smithee » 11 Jul 2012, 00:11

A² wrote:I had $120 tied up in UFC bets over the weekend and won them all. Then, while driving home from New Orleans we stopped at a Loves gas station to fill up. The Loves in Louisiana have casinos attached to them so I slipped over there while the family was distracted at the gas station. I played one hand of video poker and won $12. I planned on playing a little longer but quit after that first hand because I figured it was all downhill from there.

For those of you scoring at home, that gave me net wins of $54 on 3 bets. :banana:
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#5563 Post by F.N.G. » 06 Aug 2012, 23:36

The Olympics
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#5564 Post by DrG » 07 Aug 2012, 03:11

F.N.G. wrote:The Olympics
:green:

Can't get enough of it. It's on all the time I'm in the house (which is alot, as the weather is shite) and I will watch any old random sport - handball, table tennis, horse-y stuff, fencing.

Loving the men's gymnastics, diving and the athletics best. Will have severe withdrawal symptoms next week. Maybe I should record some on my Sky+ box so I can watch it all over again!
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#5565 Post by » 07 Aug 2012, 03:23

DrG wrote:
F.N.G. wrote:The Olympics
:green:

Can't get enough of it. It's on all the time I'm in the house (which is alot, as the weather is shite) and I will watch any old random sport - handball, table tennis, horse-y stuff, fencing.

Loving the men's gymnastics, diving and the athletics best. Will have severe withdrawal symptoms next week. Maybe I should record some on my Sky+ box so I can watch it all over again!
I've been watching a ton, too. Handball is my favorite new-to-me sport this year. Even if I don't really know what's going on, it seems very exciting. Swimming is not nearly as good as all the attention it gets. There are way too many slight variations on the same thing. It is so boring to see people just splashing around back and forth. I like the girls gymnastics because they cry whether they win or lose.
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#5566 Post by DrG » 07 Aug 2012, 05:53

A² wrote:
DrG wrote:
F.N.G. wrote:The Olympics
:green:

Can't get enough of it. It's on all the time I'm in the house (which is alot, as the weather is shite) and I will watch any old random sport - handball, table tennis, horse-y stuff, fencing.

Loving the men's gymnastics, diving and the athletics best. Will have severe withdrawal symptoms next week. Maybe I should record some on my Sky+ box so I can watch it all over again!
I've been watching a ton, too. Handball is my favorite new-to-me sport this year. Even if I don't really know what's going on, it seems very exciting. Swimming is not nearly as good as all the attention it gets. There are way too many slight variations on the same thing. It is so boring to see people just splashing around back and forth. I like the girls gymnastics because they cry whether they win or lose.
I like the men's diving because they all wear Speedos and have fit bods. Same with the men's gymnastics! ;)
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#5567 Post by F.N.G. » 07 Aug 2012, 06:19

DrG wrote:
A² wrote:
DrG wrote:
F.N.G. wrote:The Olympics
:green:

Can't get enough of it. It's on all the time I'm in the house (which is alot, as the weather is shite) and I will watch any old random sport - handball, table tennis, horse-y stuff, fencing.

Loving the men's gymnastics, diving and the athletics best. Will have severe withdrawal symptoms next week. Maybe I should record some on my Sky+ box so I can watch it all over again!
I've been watching a ton, too. Handball is my favorite new-to-me sport this year. Even if I don't really know what's going on, it seems very exciting. Swimming is not nearly as good as all the attention it gets. There are way too many slight variations on the same thing. It is so boring to see people just splashing around back and forth. I like the girls gymnastics because they cry whether they win or lose.
I like the men's diving because they all wear Speedos and have fit bods. Same with the men's gymnastics! ;)
I'd say the men's gymnastics is the best event in the whole olympics because it requires everything: strength, speed, grade, versatility and determination. And we were bloody brilliant!
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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5568 Post by Batman » 07 Aug 2012, 06:47

A² wrote:
DrG wrote:
F.N.G. wrote:The Olympics
:green:

Can't get enough of it. It's on all the time I'm in the house (which is alot, as the weather is shite) and I will watch any old random sport - handball, table tennis, horse-y stuff, fencing.

Loving the men's gymnastics, diving and the athletics best. Will have severe withdrawal symptoms next week. Maybe I should record some on my Sky+ box so I can watch it all over again!
I've been watching a ton, too. Handball is my favorite new-to-me sport this year. Even if I don't really know what's going on, it seems very exciting. Swimming is not nearly as good as all the attention it gets. There are way too many slight variations on the same thing. It is so boring to see people just splashing around back and forth. I like the girls gymnastics because they cry whether they win or lose.
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#5569 Post by spivey » 08 Aug 2012, 14:38

Oh shit, this shit is working?! Dope! :banana:
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#5570 Post by spivey » 08 Aug 2012, 15:31

Or not. I'm getting the log in screen anytime I try to do anything.
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#5571 Post by Steel Frog » 13 Aug 2012, 07:04

Weeks ago, my company partnered with the makers of Ice Age: the Reckoning or whatever fool thing that was so that some of us could get free Ice Age tix when it came out in theaters. Reading the fine print of the certificate, I was able to parlay the IA invitation into a pair for myself and daughter to see, for free, the Rifftrax event this upcoming Thursday instead. Woohoo!

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#5572 Post by sldawgs » 13 Aug 2012, 07:05

Steel Frog wrote:Weeks ago, my company partnered with the makers of Ice Age: the Reckoning or whatever fool thing that was so that some of us could get free Ice Age tix when it came out in theaters. Reading the fine print of the certificate, I was able to parlay the IA invitation into a pair for myself and daughter to see, for free, the Rifftrax event this upcoming Thursday instead. Woohoo!
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#5573 Post by spymeg » 13 Aug 2012, 07:09

sldawgs wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:Weeks ago, my company partnered with the makers of Ice Age: the Reckoning or whatever fool thing that was so that some of us could get free Ice Age tix when it came out in theaters. Reading the fine print of the certificate, I was able to parlay the IA invitation into a pair for myself and daughter to see, for free, the Rifftrax event this upcoming Thursday instead. Woohoo!
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#5574 Post by Buckykatt » 14 Aug 2012, 07:54

Steel Frog wrote:Weeks ago, my company partnered with the makers of Ice Age: the Reckoning or whatever fool thing that was so that some of us could get free Ice Age tix when it came out in theaters. Reading the fine print of the certificate, I was able to parlay the IA invitation into a pair for myself and daughter to see, for free, the Rifftrax event this upcoming Thursday instead. Woohoo!
Mr. Bucky and I are seriously thinking about going to the RiffTrax thing. I hope I can persuade him to go....

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Re: Random thing that made you happy

#5575 Post by spymeg » 14 Aug 2012, 10:22

One of my all time favorite movies. I hope the mini series is good!

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