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The thread for happiness/spreading your joy



  • BillyYankBillyYank Member Posts: 2,544
    There's a conversation in the politics thread about the costs of eating healthy and how many people don't have the time to cook healthy meals. Reading it has reminded me (as I'm constantly reminded by other things) just how awesome my wife is. Even though she works a full time job, volunteers with the HOA, and takes occasional sewing commissions, she still cooks full, balanced meals everyday. I can count the pre-packaged foods we eat regularly on one hand. She cooks most of the meat on the weekends, so we just have to heat it up in the evenings. Even things like pizza (my Italian grandmother taught her) and hamburger buns are made from scratch. She never uses recipes, she just knows how things should look and smell and taste.

  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694
    edited February 13
    So, yeah, Emma the Cat lost her place at the firehouse, but she was adopted, and is now in a "Furrever" home. I am sad that the Firehouse lost her, but I am glad that a first reponder adopted her. As I now have no cat. I am glad that she has a happy ending to her story.

    Also, another heartwarming story in the papers was that a mosque in Texas burned, and the local Synagogue handed the keys to the local Imam. It's wonderful to see how, even with the hate and division in our society, that people can still step forward and do things like this. (The Mosque had been previously buglarized and is being investigated as a crime).

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  • semiticgodsemiticgod Member, Moderator Posts: 11,985
    Our dog Ollie just got a bath, and I have given him about 15,000% more cuddling than yesterday. That's based on an actual calculation.

  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 4,845
    edited March 15
    @ThacoBell , the only Blind Guardian I know is the "Sacred 2" song. It's a really good song, though. They had an in-game cut scene performance of the song with computer generated animated versions of all the musicians, and they appeared in the game as NPC's who would give you their instruments after the concert, which could be wielded as some really good legendary quality weapons. (The bass player's "axe" was guitar shaped but useable as an actual, literal axe.)

    In every town, there was a a bard singing lines from the song. "I'm bleeding, I'm fading, here in my final hour, when long lost memories return, and a voice keeps calling, 'All dead and gone.' "

    "Oh, it's now or never, we shall stand together, one by one, this land is sacred."

    Good times. :)

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 8,148
    @BelgarathMTH I think I need to play Sacred 2 now.

  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 4,845
    edited March 16
    @ThacoBell , The game is huge, but really fun. I highly recommend it. The Blind Guardian quest is referenced in the first major city you get to, Thylisium, and then the quest chain is given by Hansi, who is standing outside of a town northeast of Thylisium, called Clearview. (Hansi accompanies you as an unkillable companion from then on, until you finish the quest chain. He shoots lightning out of his microphone. :) )

    However, here's the cutscene for you if you'd like to watch and hear the song without having to play your way to it, in case you don't have the time.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 8,148
    @BelgarathMTH I got Sacred 2 years ago in what I think was a GoG giveaway. Not a fan of hack and slash, but you have me curious.

  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 3,894
    edited March 23
    My daughter was actively recruited into a basketball travel-league at 11 years old. My dad was an all-state basketball player in Minnesota but because of that I never really played sports in high-school or college (subconsciously didn't want to live in his shadow, probably). Who would've guessed I'd wind up being a Soccer Dad!

  • BillyYankBillyYank Member Posts: 2,544
    edited 1:55AM
    I've been upgrading my computer. A couple of weeks ago, I started with a new motherboard, processor and memory. Last week, it was another hard drive to replace one that crashed last year. This weekend was the piece de resistance, a new video card and a 43" 4K TV to serve as a monitor.


    Civ VI looks absolutely gorgeous on this. My only problem is finding appropriately sized wallpapers.

  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,349
    How far away do you sit that 43" works for you

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