Dottie_V
 member, 25 posts
Thu 14 Mar 2013
at 23:44
Re: More Good Things
So I spent the whole day in an amusement park and not once did I have a panic attack nor did I faint when I was forced onto an amazingly high and twisty roller coaster. Yay~! ^___^
facemaker329
 member, 5389 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 21 Mar 2013
at 09:03
Re: More Good Things
Literally more good stuff from the movie theater...

Got a pay raise on my last check...and not just a little one, either.  They increased my pay by 20%.  Granted, it's not like I'm getting paid a phenomenal amount to start with...but this actually makes this the second-highest hourly wage I remember earning (for regular work...if you count the occasional event that I've worked as a makeup artist, it become the fourth or fifth highest wage, but those were one-night affairs and not on-going positions.  And, actually, since the highest hourly wage I recall earning was a short-term scenic art job, I guess it should also be disqualified in that regard).

AND--I was saddened by the death of my DVD player a couple of weeks ago, but I finally got paid for my design job and bought a Blu-Ray player to replace it.  Problem is, my TV is old enough that it doesn't have HDMI inputs, and the BD player ONLY had HDMI outputs.  So, what did I do?

Asked my boss if I could trade my brand-new Blu-Ray player for the old one at the theater (which was old enough to have standard AV outputs, as well as HDMI).  So, I am once again able to enjoy my movie collection.  (My only complaint is, this player doesn't have a repeat-play function on it.  That's probably for the best, however, as I killed the DVD player prematurely with my tendency to put a disc on repeat and just leave it going for days or even weeks at a time, turning the TV on for background noise.  No longer an option!)
ginny
 member, 82 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:52
Re: More Good Things
So the month of March has turned out to be pretty rough for me.  I got a $300 ticket, my car broke down, and my youngest needs minor surgery.  And we got more snow.  But through all the stresses Ive encountered I have remained 14 months smoke free  ^_^  YAY ME!
habsin4
 member, 610 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Wed 27 Mar 2013
at 19:28
Re: More Good Things
http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesom...-places-in-the-world

Some gorgeous shots of abandoned sites. WWII fortresses in the English Channel, sunken boats in Antarctica, abandoned hotels on cliffsides in Colombia and sunken Jesus.
facemaker329
 member, 5413 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 09:05
Re: More Good Things
In a little over six and a half hours, I will no longer be 44.  Some would ask why this is something to be excited about, but I'll try and elaborate, just a bit...

At an age when a lot of men are starting to exhibit signs of potentially serious health issues, I recently got a clean bill of health from the doctor (after the first visit to a doctor in 25 years).  My blood pressure was marginal, but I'd been in full-on 'production mode' while working on a show (which involved me drinking anywhere from 3-6 cans of caffeinated soda daily), and I was also coming down with what proved to be a pretty nasty cold.

If this pattern holds true, I should still have a few years before I actually hit 'mid-life'...my aunt passed away at age 90, I have an uncle who's still alive and a little past that, on my dad's side of the family.  On my mom's side, my grandpa was in his late 80's or early 90's when he finally said his final goodbyes to the world.

People I went to high school with are starting to look at slowing down and taking it easy, and I feel like I'm finally getting up to speed.  :D  Time is being pretty good to me.
IvanH
 member, 10 posts
Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 21:58
Re: More Good Things
The films of Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli, not to mention Akira Kurosawa.
katisara
 member, 5793 posts
 Nazis. I'll Godwin
 if I want to.
Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 23:32
Re: More Good Things
The designer of School Daze and One Shot is at my house, and we are having crabs for dinner. Yumm ..
adrasteia1
 member, 1199 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Tue 9 Apr 2013
at 01:05
Re: More Good Things
I was feeling quite down but hubby cheered me up with a hug and a friend cheered me up with a really dirty joke.

:) I'm really glad to have such wonderful people in my life (occasionally wielding terrible yet funny jokes).

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Iammara
 member, 217 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2013
at 11:04
Re: More Good Things
Didn't count on a bonus this quarter but we did get one. Yay! :D
ginny
 member, 93 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2013
at 22:23
Re: More Good Things
My 6 year old was being picked on yesterday morning while getting on the bus for school.  Her big sister turned around and stood up for her telling the bullies to leave her little sister alone.  They sat together on the bus to school, and I got to see with my own eyes the love between them.  I know I raised good girls. :)
facemaker329
 member, 5437 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 10 Apr 2013
at 22:44
Re: More Good Things
Got to experience first-hand the fact that not every tooth removal has to be an excruciating and arduous process.  They spent more time fixing a bad filling (originally done in acrylic, but it started cracking pieces off, so they replaced it with amalgam)...shoot, they spent almost as much time actually getting a good X-ray of the tooth that was coming out.  Glad to have it gone...should have a lot fewer toothaches (and headaches!)

And I was even dollars enough ahead that I could afford to pay for it in one lump, as well as the prescription meds to help with the aftermath.
Bigun Eagle
 member, 64 posts
Thu 11 Apr 2013
at 01:43
Re: More Good Things
Holy cow, the dice roller decided to like me for once!
Dottie_V
 member, 40 posts
 A compilation of neuroses
 And a bad temper too. ;D
Fri 12 Apr 2013
at 06:47
Re: More Good Things
I had a giggle fit at the most inopportune time ever, which made me laugh even more, which got me into trouble...


I REGRET NOTHING!!
adrasteia1
 member, 1218 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Fri 12 Apr 2013
at 11:50
Re: More Good Things
I wasn't going to apply for anymore internships, but there is one that's just a few minutes walk from where I live. It means I probably wouldn't need to spend any money on transport and it's a 9 month internship so should be somewhat stable.

While I have my name down for a full-time course starting next month, it would only run for a few months and then I'd be wondering what I'm doing again (though I am really interested in the subject). So, I'm going to apply for this.

I know I was only venting about internships in the vent thread the other day, but I'm weighing up possibilities.
facemaker329
 member, 5454 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 03:25
Re: More Good Things
So, I was really nervous when I got the email from my auto insurance company, because I haven't paid them yet, but I had a gig today that required me to drive some twenty-five miles each way.  So, I promised myself that I would do nothing that would necessitate referencing my insurance (like getting pulled over or having an accident).

Got home, finally decided I better check the message.  It's a cancellation WARNING, not the actual notice.  The actual cancellation doesn't kick in until a little over a week after my next payday...and I can get paid up by then.  I'd have been fine, money-wise, if I hadn't had a $200 dental bill last week for the wisdom tooth removal (which is healing up nicely, thank goodness!)
OceanLake
 member, 644 posts
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 05:19
Re: More Good Things
Only $200? Insurance? Hooray for healing!
facemaker329
 member, 5456 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 15:41
Re: More Good Things
Unfortunately, my health insurance doesn't cover dental.  And the pain meds are still below the deductible for my coverage.  I just have an awesome dentist who doesn't believe that he's gotta wring every available dollar (plus a few more) out of my wallet anytime I go in to see him.  I mean, I don't like going to the dentist...but I like my dentist.  I picked the right guy to go to after two decades without any dental care beyond my own efforts at proper dentifrice.
CrazyIvan777
 member, 82 posts
Thu 18 Apr 2013
at 06:15
Re: More Good Things
I was complaining to a friend of mine who is waist-deep in the sci-fi and speculative fiction authoring world about how my days now feel somehow frustrating if I haven't put down 1500 words or more on a page, and how it was beginning to bug me. He told me (with a grin I could hear over Skype) "You're an author now."
Hearing it from him really made my day.
facemaker329
 member, 5458 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 18 Apr 2013
at 06:33
Re: More Good Things
Started working on putting together a costume for an event I'm working at the end of the month (which is, I'm starting to realize, a lot closer than it sounds).  The theme for it is sci-fi/time-traveler, with kind of a 'modern hippy' vibe to it (one of the two production groups collaborating on it has a pretty large contingent they send to Burning Man every year...and since they don't get enough of that, they do their own smaller, local take on it a few more times during the year...)

Started rummaging through my closets, and found several items that I'd tucked away 'just in case the need arose' (sleeves I took off a chain-mail shirt for a film I worked on, silver pants, vintage motocross boots, an old-school tactical vest...)  Started mixing and matching and I feel like I've got something that I can wear to this without feeling like I'm hopelessly out of my depth.  There will still be a lot of people there with cooler outfits...but I'm used to that.  I'm pretty sure I'll be the only one with chain-mail chaps...*grin*
arshes_luna
 member, 51 posts
Fri 19 Apr 2013
at 02:12
Re: More Good Things
My room.  It is rearranged and completely SPOTLESS.  I am very happy about this.

It fits me completely for the first time since I moved into this house.

I have room for another bookshelf and I will be doing a portrait gallery above my bed.

Epic win.  That is all.

^_^
ginny
 member, 98 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2013
at 17:43
Re: More Good Things
Today I celebrate my 13th wedding anniversary with the greatest man in the world ^_^  Im looking forward to 13 more.
bobbofeet
 member, 78 posts
Tue 23 Apr 2013
at 19:19
Re: More Good Things
My boys' team just won the school "Battle of the Books" and will be representing their school at the district meet!  Proud papa...
facemaker329
 member, 5465 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 24 Apr 2013
at 01:30
Re: More Good Things
Got a glowing review from the head of our Safety/Loss Prevention Dept. at work, during the recent round of inspections with the local fire marshal.  There's stuff that needs to be fixed, and they're coming back for a 'verification check'...apparently, we're not allowed to have anything stacked within 18 inches of the ceiling (why that's suddenly an issue this year, when we've had stuff on those shelves for AGES without anyone batting an eye, I don't know, but whatever...)

Fortunately, we just found another storage space for the junk piano someone dumped in the far corner of our work area, so I had space to set up some other shelves over there to accommodate all the junk we had to take down.
Dottie_V
 member, 49 posts
 The fifth in a seiries of
 odd things you saw today.
Mon 6 May 2013
at 17:33
Re: More Good Things
My dad came home from his trip to Mexico and he brought a suitcase full of candy *_* It's like Christmas in May.
adrasteia1
 member, 1296 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Tue 7 May 2013
at 14:24
Re: More Good Things
I'm celebrating today. :)