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Trivial things that make you happy

&animaniactoo
02/12/10 9:33 PM GMT
Oh why not. We gripe and grumble often enough as it is. So I'll start:

Finding out my fiance is coming by my job to pick something up, and I'll get to share the ride home with him.
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One man sees things and says "why?" - but I dream things that never were and I say "why not?"

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.Tootles
03/06/17 7:09 PM GMT
'252 comments''... I thought the entire site had mugged me -- lol.

I haven't hit my own cred ceiling yet, but I forgot to count them. Never mind... can start again tomorrow. :-)
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.Tootles
03/06/17 8:01 PM GMT
Still haven't hit my cred ceiling. Never mind, it's enough to know I'll probably never run out!
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+purmusic
03/06/17 9:11 PM GMT
You need not do anything, either. The particular "job" associated with it will expire in about a week or so.

Just an f.y.i. here.
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.Tootles
03/06/17 10:48 PM GMT
(Sniff).
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.Tootles
03/08/17 10:39 PM GMT
This cat picture always makes me laugh, and I can't stop.

Now you all know what a strange sense of humour I have...
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+purmusic
03/08/17 11:52 PM GMT
Strange sense of humour?

I don't think so.
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.Tootles
03/26/17 2:46 PM GMT
My iPad.
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.Tootles
03/26/17 11:14 PM GMT
The Magnificent Seven (starring Yul Brynner).

Good film, strangely comforting.
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+purmusic
03/27/17 12:09 AM GMT
Not sure how long it will be before HBO series "Westworld" makes it's way across the pond, however, there is the movie that preceded it by the same name; "Westworld".

You mentioning Yul Brynner brought it to mind.

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I stand corrected.. it's already there on sky ATLANTIC.
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.Tootles
03/27/17 11:03 AM GMT
Yes, I think Westworld got here, but we stopped subscribing to Sky some time back, and I didn't see it when it was on TV.

I've no idea how I would go about watching it otherwise, especially as I wouldn't start unless I could begin from the first episode. It's easy to get a bit lost in this brave new world of spread-out options. :-/ (That last bit should be in the 'Wind Me Up' thread).
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+purmusic
03/28/17 1:47 AM GMT
This quote from David Foster Wallace..

"What passes for hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human, since to be really human [...] is probably to be unavoidably sentimental and na´ve and goo-prone and generally pathetic."

Affirms that I am doing something right at least.
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.twinkel
03/28/17 7:34 AM GMT
When I see my cat sunbathing and then I think to myself what a beautiful life he has.....
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Carpe Diem!
.Tootles
03/30/17 4:17 AM GMT
The following links:

(1) The untranslatable emotions you never knew you had.

Some, like wabi-sabi, could be good themes for wallpaper designs?

(2) How East and West think in profoundly different ways.

One's judgement of a stranger is likely to be quite harsh, whereas we are kinder towards ourselves or our friends. But what if such a bias is more a Western tendency than global?

Whatever the truth, I'm happy such things aren't etched in stone. People's perceptions, behaviours and experiences may not be what you think they are... or can change.
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+purmusic
04/01/17 9:48 PM GMT
"Gosh, you�ve been looking at your screen for a while. Take a snack break � the Web will be here when you get back."

This was showing on the Firefox start page for me.

The web.. cares.
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.Tootles
04/02/17 11:42 PM GMT
For a fleeting moment seeing *all* these names in the side bar:

Connie; Purmusic; Samatar; Tootles.
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.Tootles
04/07/17 4:20 PM GMT
The Road to El Dorado... a film for kids, but with beautiful artwork and amusing details.
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::Constance52347
04/14/17 8:58 AM GMT
Some of my photos have been coming out halfway decent! lol
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.Tootles
04/23/17 2:32 PM GMT
"...what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey... know that as long as you have each other, you have your family and you are home."

"...they are the sort of people who know that there's always something. Something to invent, something to read, something to bite and something to do to make a sanctuary, no matter how small. And for this reason, I am happy to say, the Baudelaires were very fortunate indeed."

~ Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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::Constance52347
04/24/17 12:16 AM GMT
Not having to set my alarm clock.
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.timw4mail
04/24/17 2:12 PM GMT
Getting that package in the mail.
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | Pentax K-S1 w/ Pentax 18-55mm Kit, Takumar-A F4 70-200mm, Pinhole lens, Sears F1.7 50mm, Vivitar Komine 135mm f/2.8
.Tootles
04/26/17 2:44 PM GMT
That package has finally been dispatched! Have waited patiently for a whole month.
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+purmusic
04/28/17 7:05 PM GMT
A month?

You better believe someone would be getting a letter if it was me..

(*stretches out hands*)

It's important to warm up.
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.Tootles
04/29/17 6:57 PM GMT
I've only once in my life had a package go astray... and that was the only time I complained. :-) Even the ones that take forever turn up eventually (if that makes sense).
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.timw4mail
04/30/17 3:07 AM GMT
A bright sunny day :)
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | Pentax K-S1 w/ Pentax 18-55mm Kit, Takumar-A F4 70-200mm, Pinhole lens, Sears F1.7 50mm, Vivitar Komine 135mm f/2.8, Tamron 28-80 f/3.5-5.6
.Tootles
04/30/17 9:18 PM GMT
Diary-writing. :-) 📖❤️🤓
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::Constance52347
04/30/17 11:38 PM GMT
Yes to the above!!
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::Constance52347
05/04/17 12:33 AM GMT
Our part of the state is finally and completely out of drought! Yay.
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.Tootles
05/05/17 10:58 AM GMT
Playing music and setting up my replacement computer (at long last). There's a long way to go (software reinstallation etc), but it's a relief to get back to something resembling normality!

It won't be straightforward today, any more than it was yesterday. Somehow I figure things out, like they are Sam's cryptic clues. 😜😋😜

A song to celebrate... La Grange by ZZ Top. That's the last one that was playing!
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+purmusic
05/06/17 9:36 PM GMT
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.Tootles
05/10/17 11:04 PM GMT
Wrapping gifts and listening to a CD.
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+purmusic
05/11/17 10:52 PM GMT
Seeing at least one member taking the time to put up a description for their suggested topic in the upcoming contest topic selection.
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::Constance52347
05/13/17 7:02 AM GMT
A good night sleep...complete with pleasant dreams!
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.Tootles
05/13/17 4:38 PM GMT
Treecreepers out the back.

I expect they would happily eat my avatar, so I'm wary of getting too close!
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.Tootles
05/13/17 4:47 PM GMT
Also.... another trivial reason to be happy: it's the Eurovision finals tonight!

Party party!

Score sheet at the ready. Maybe I should mark the songs with my fluffy pink unicorn pen...
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.Tootles
05/14/17 11:41 PM GMT
The song I wanted to win came LAST.

Sorry... wrong thread. Should have been on the 'peeve' thread.
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+purmusic
05/15/17 11:09 PM GMT
Getting the flood control error message.. and trying out a trick that seemingly worked in the past, that was almost forgotten.. but.. worked, yet, once again.

The trick: Click "Preview this Comment".. might have to do this a couple of times, needs further testing.. and then, "Post this Comment".

My thinking here is.. that the bots don't do this, and by doing so, bypasses any defense measures in place to thwart their activity of 'drive-by posts' and merely dumping stuff on the site.
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.Tootles
05/16/17 5:00 AM GMT
I've noticed something in the iPad. If I try to select text from the preceding thread (like in Hangman), it sometimes won't let me until I click on 'preview comment'. It's as though, after putting a cursor in the comment box to type something, I am still 'in' the comment box and can't do anything outside it. The 'preview' (even when the comment field is completely empty) pushes me back out into the wider world, after which I'm able to select previously published text.

Perhaps the iPad Safari OS (this is an old iPad) doesn't work properly, as I can't imagine it's meant to be this inflexible.
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.timw4mail
05/17/17 11:48 PM GMT
A package arriving early.
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | My Lens Collection
::Constance52347
05/22/17 8:57 AM GMT
Birthdays!
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.timw4mail
05/30/17 6:23 PM GMT
Taking a shot where you can zoom in quite a lot :)
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Timothy J. Warren | My homepage | My Gallery | My Lens Collection
::LynEve
06/02/17 12:39 AM GMT
Having a nice comment left on THIS eight year old photo. Made my day !
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::Tootles
06/13/17 7:57 PM GMT
Three 'teas' in the User Stats.

By that, I mean three members with usernames beginning with T logged on at the same time.
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.Constance52347
06/14/17 11:45 PM GMT
The deli on a hot day (no cooking)
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+purmusic
06/17/17 10:55 PM GMT
Mmmmmm.. potato salad..

The BEST EVER Potato Salad
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=Samatar
06/18/17 12:35 AM GMT
A total bludge day after working 8am to after midnight yesterday.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
::Tootles
06/23/17 2:05 PM GMT
Finally I'll be able to back up my Mac.
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+purmusic
06/25/17 6:23 PM GMT
Typing with your mouse only.

Slouched in your chair.. comfortably, for the time being.

Not quite, but, close.. to the pinnacle of laziness.
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::Tootles
06/26/17 12:16 AM GMT
This has been puzzling me all night. Do mice type?
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.Constance52347
06/27/17 6:28 AM GMT
Red licorice.
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::LynEve
06/27/17 9:27 AM GMT
Winning the Americas cup !

Ok not trivial, it's massive.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
+purmusic
06/27/17 1:34 PM GMT
An interesting article and some insight into/behind the NZ win in the America's Cup;

"America's Cup: Team New Zealand's secret weapon...an American surfer"
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+purmusic
06/27/17 1:37 PM GMT
"This has been puzzling me all night. Do mice type?"

Oops.. missed this.

I think you are asking a serious question?

Two answers.

One.. using your mouse and on-screen keyboard (for Windows 7).

Two.. a lot.. a lot of copying and pasting. Single letters.. combinations, if applicable and available.
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::LynEve
06/27/17 1:42 PM GMT
Americas Cup
Kudos to Bowers but it was Team NZ that brought the cup home to where it belongs :)
Even Jimmy made a point of appearing to be gracious in defeat, How that must have hurt him ! He has never been very gracious before What Jimmy said
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::Tootles
06/27/17 1:47 PM GMT
That sounds more tedious than just typing. ;-) I avoid the iPad onscreen keyboard most of the time.

Congratulations to NZ (and American surfers) on the Americas cup win!
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::Tootles
06/28/17 11:09 PM GMT
For Connie: I came across this fellow just now... pure coincidence :-)
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::LynEve
06/29/17 6:43 AM GMT
Watching the sun rise today
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
.Constance52347
06/29/17 8:15 AM GMT
Thanks, Sandra! I do believe I have downloaded most of the turtles but missed that one! :)
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::LynEve
07/05/17 12:18 AM GMT
'Accidentally' tuning in to a YouTube of Frankie Laine singing 'High Noon' and being transported back in time so far I am sure I heard again my father singing along with Frankie. It was a song he loved to sing.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::Constance52347
07/15/17 4:17 AM GMT
Caedes friends... :)
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+purmusic
08/07/17 1:58 PM GMT
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.timw4mail
08/07/17 8:15 PM GMT
Getting a retroactive discount on something you just bought.
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.twinkel
08/21/17 9:38 AM GMT
Sunshine would be nice!

:o)
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Carpe Diem!
.timw4mail
08/21/17 1:43 PM GMT
Being prepared to take pictures of the eclipse :)
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.Tootles
08/21/17 3:19 PM GMT
😎🌞🔭
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+purmusic
08/26/17 9:44 PM GMT
Stuff like this.

Pleasant ways to while away a bit of time, say.. while one enjoys a cup of tea.
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.Tootles
08/29/17 1:25 PM GMT
A Moodflow wallpaper popping up in featured images: Sky Splash.

Less happily, I didn't do at all well in Purmusic's link just above. Need some happy music....
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.Tootles
08/29/17 9:43 PM GMT
Another featured image that popped up earlier: Colorized Escher 1.

I love Escher. Who doesn't, I guess?
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+purmusic
09/07/17 1:16 AM GMT
When the site double posts for you, and it works out in the end.
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.Tootles
09/07/17 10:06 AM GMT
The site does *what*?
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.Tootles
09/07/17 10:03 PM GMT
John Bishop's interview with Jo Brand -- saw that tonight, and it was good.
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+purmusic
09/24/17 7:53 PM GMT
"The site does *what*?"

You end up with an inadvertent double post.. that ends up being useful ... once edited.
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+purmusic
09/24/17 8:09 PM GMT
A new video/graphics card.. finally.
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.Tootles
09/24/17 9:36 PM GMT
"Anew video/graphics card.. finally."

Are you able to use Photoshop again?
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+purmusic
09/24/17 9:40 PM GMT
Yes!

I was concerned that it might go south on the licensing front with a new video card.. but.. all seems fine.
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.Tootles
09/24/17 9:44 PM GMT
Perhaps they don't do that any more, and 'attach' it to some other component? Anyway, that's a good thing!
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.Tootles
10/02/17 2:36 PM GMT
Happy smiling Scots... though the comments bring my mood down, somewhat...
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+purmusic
10/02/17 6:26 PM GMT
That the 'dead pixel' you thought your monitor had.. was.. in fact.. a congealed dot of gunk of unknown origin.
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.Tootles
10/03/17 9:54 AM GMT
I love my cats and my cats love me. :-)

💕💗😺😸💓💕
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=Samatar
11/04/17 12:56 AM GMT
No spammers at all today! Maybe they are finally getting the message
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
.Tootles
11/21/17 9:00 PM GMT
Modern Times

1:45 hr YouTube video: two intellectuals discussing just about everything -- postmodernism, art, literature, education, free speech, men and women's working lives, interconnectedness and clean water, nuclear families, the possible decline of Western Civilization...

I had to rely on garbled autocaptions, which made it tough to follow in places, but it was worth it.

I loved the comment by one person who had it on to help him get to sleep but ended up more awake than ever. Not a soothing video but real food for thought! :-)
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.Tootles
11/25/17 11:58 PM GMT
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos

This book is meant for young people but looks fun. The YouTube video (linked to above) was a little unexpected, but it's human and funny, and pulled me out of a blue mood.

Always speak the truth, he says, well, we all need to do that, and I speak truth as I experience it, but one rule I've broken in the past is "Do not bother children when they are skateboarding." I know why he says this, but a kid fell off just as I walked past, and I had to stop his skateboard speeding off under an approaching car. :-) It wasn't a good place to skateboard, otherwise it's a good rule.
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.Tootles
11/28/17 11:53 PM GMT
Liquorice tea.
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.Tootles
12/08/17 11:04 PM GMT
Walking through the first snow of Christmas. Light, floating flakes.
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.Tootles
12/12/17 3:03 PM GMT
The Caedes site as a stress-buster.
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.Tootles
12/12/17 4:13 PM GMT
Turntable fixed! Phew. That just leaves one non-functioning speaker.
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.Tootles
12/13/17 12:46 AM GMT
Strong and shiny teeth. (Gnash).
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.Tootles
12/15/17 4:58 PM GMT
Finding a lost item for somebody.
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.Tootles
12/17/17 10:31 AM GMT
A Happy Thread to write in.
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.Tootles
12/22/17 11:43 PM GMT
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :-) 🌲☃️

Sandra
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.timw4mail
12/30/17 6:36 PM GMT
Not replying to one's self. :)
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.Tootles
12/30/17 11:07 PM GMT
I second that...
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.Tootles
01/31/18 11:44 PM GMT
Sleeping...... zzz zzz zzz.
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.Tootles
05/29/18 10:04 PM GMT
Someone on here was soooo right... funny videos cheer you up.
If I find one that isn't political I'll post it here. :-D 😁
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+purmusic
05/30/18 8:15 AM GMT
'K, warning.. some profanity (one word only, really, since the video is only 6 seconds long).

... ...

And.. a couple more that never fail to make me giggle and/or guffaw:

Ok, another short one.. with another swear word.

This one is clean ... that.. look.

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Washing pillows in the washer.. and all goes well.
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.Tootles
05/30/18 7:12 PM GMT
Nice try (funny vids).... the dog is brilliant... reminds me of something!

Haven't found anything suitable myself, but this crept into my feed a few days ago: Octopus.
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+purmusic
06/01/18 2:35 AM GMT
^ Was waiting.. and.. waiting for it.

Was not disappointed.

... ...

Finally getting around to and getting your watch battery replaced.
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.Tootles
06/08/18 10:04 PM GMT
Not having to bother with watches.
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+purmusic
06/13/18 3:04 PM GMT
Online shopping.

... ...

Anyone want anything?

I'm buying..
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::mesmerized
08/02/18 7:56 PM GMT
Les is going to buy me a whole bunch of stuff ◔ ⌣ ◔
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+purmusic
08/03/18 3:33 AM GMT
The one drawback to online shopping is.. man, oh man.. and woman, too.. once they have your email ... say goodbye to your inbox.

Spam.. and.. more ... spam.

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Mind you.. some of the deals are pretty good good..


Carrying on..


FINALLY HAVING ALL OF YOUR SERVICES WITH YOUR ISP FUNCTIONING AT THEIR FULL AND COMPLETE CAPACITIES.. THIS ... SINCE JUNE OF THIS YEAR.
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