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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:32 pm UTC

What I'm able to achieve with a 10 inch dobsonian telescope and a camera from my back garden:

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Edit: also awesome that this turned out to be a pagetopper.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:13 pm UTC

Glad you didn't post uranus.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:37 pm UTC

I refuse to call that planet anything other than King George.

Anyway, King George is on the other side of the solar system at the moment. Can't view it for a few months.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:45 pm UTC

That is Awesome!
You must be Sooo Ambitious.

You put up a piece of equipment to view the Rings for your self.
You are not satisfied looking at our Collective Photo Album on the Internet.

I saw the rings through a telescope.
It was a strange experience.

I had never expected to see The Rings.
Now, You can see them from your garden.

We live in the Future.
Some of us do. You do.
EDIT:
I held another hummingbird in my hand.
Poor thing. It had wandered indoors.

When I picked it up, it screamed.
It sounded like a bird chirp.

Hummingbirds don't make that sound, usually.
Poor thing. He must have thought The Cat had him.

Once outdoors, when I opened my hand,
I did not have to talk him into flying away.

A baby one was indoors and had to be escorted out.
I had an opportunity to feel the weight of him, feel his little claws and look at him before he decided to fly away.

Poor thing.
Learning to fly is difficult and dangerous for them.

Like walking for Humans.
It comes natural and we screw it up.

More when we are very young and very old.
All the middle people screw it up, too.

Hence, The Plaster Cast.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Sytri » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:55 pm UTC

Contract is ending with current company in 2 months so started looking for a job a week and a half ago. Got confirmation of new job today! Less pay but it's less distance with the prospect of more pay if I work well.

Yay to not being unemployed!Although still pinning my hopes on job that is actually in my town and for the same pay I'm on now but I've not heard anything from them..... :(
Apathy will kill us all. Or not. Whatever.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:39 pm UTC

I thought I had one beer left in my fridge.

There were two.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:02 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I thought I had one beer left in my fridge.

There were two.

Yey!
It's like Christmas!

Someone that Loves and Understands you did that.
Your Inner Child?

The Child often knows what the Adult needs.

Your SuperEgo would not have left you a Beer.
Or; Would it.

A good parent that is planning ahead might OverStock.
ech. Psychology is bleeding into everything, today.

I thank The Gods for both the Internet and for my Education.
This stuff is Awesome.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_psychology

Transactional Analysis was Good Stuff, too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactional_analysis

That stuff was Bought Up.
It is so useful in Large Organizations.

It seems darned near illegal to use that set of Interpersonal Tools.
It is ok to constrain ones self. Constraining others is a different matter.

Besides, Wikipedia makes it too complicated.
Wikipedia is Great!

But...Sometimes it is simpler to read the Original and like it or Not.


Don't worry. Transactional Analysis It is not Lost to The World.
It was basic Freudianism with a Twist.

As the Wise Woman said,
"There is nothing new under the sun."

Beer is an Old, Old Pleasure that is darned near a Necessity on some days.
I'm glad you have some.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:57 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I thought I had one beer left in my fridge.

There were two.


The only thing better than finding two beers when you expected one is finishing the last beer, opening the fridge and moving something...and revealing another beer.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:16 pm UTC

Only slightly better than thinking "Man, I should have bought ice cream at the grocery" then remembering that you stopped at Cold Stone on the way home and stuck a tiny cup of heaven in the freezer.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:44 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:Only slightly better than thinking "Man, I should have bought ice cream at the grocery" then remembering that you stopped at Cold Stone on the way home and stuck a tiny cup of heaven in the freezer.

Beer and Ice Cream?
(Yuck)

Steenbeck had one of his Characters do that.
A Beer Float.

The Young Nick Noltie was excellent in the Black and White Cannery Row.

Beer and Ice Cream.
There is no accounting for Taste.
Or; Lack of Taste.

Do you know about Bruce and Doug?
They committed the funniest crime of the Year.

San Fransico before the Internet.
Bruce and Doug broke into their neighbors place.

Bruce and Doug Redecorated.
It actually went to Court.

The penalty was Light.
Bruce and Doug were Right.

They said, "People Can't Live Like That!"
I laughed so hard, I think I spit beer.

Edit:
Sorry to have derailed the Thread.
Skyreaper has the Stars.
I have a little WildLife.

A Skunk.
oh. I know.

I am careful with a Skunk.
I am, sort of, quiet; Sometimes.

I was walking on a trail and a Skunk was using the same trail.
We saw each other about the same time. Too Close!

He is So cute.
His little paws are covered with the softest looking fur.
His paw fur looks like Black Velvet.

When we met, we both stopped and stared.
Then I turned around and walked slowly to a camera.

He stayed around.
I photographed him hunting and eating.

I was fairly relaxed.
I was following him.

He Noticed Me!
AHHHH!

They really do stick their tails up.
And; He braced himself.

He did not seem to be able to see well.
I backed away, slowly.

He was smelling and looking for me.
He came toward me.

He is not a large animal.
He had me intimidated.

Very cute animal.
A native species.

He can leave things smelling Bad.
I have not one clue about what to Do about a Skunk.

I'm glad to have seen him.
One meeting is enough.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Link » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:48 am UTC

I successfully completed my second year of a physics bachelor programme! It's looking increasingly likely I'll be able to add "BSc" to my name next year.

Also, I turned an ancient computer into a router and VPN server; I guess that means I can officially call myself a sysadmin now.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Wonderbolt » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:39 pm UTC

Rather TMI
Spoiler:
I just ordered my first vibe. I'm... really excited, to be honest. No idea what to expect, though.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby poxic » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:43 pm UTC

Spoiler:
I got all excited about my first serious vibe earlier this year. Wheeeee!

After a while, it was mostly used on non-genital body parts as a spot massager.

After another while, it broke. :/
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Samik » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:06 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I thought I had one beer left in my fridge.

There were two.

I did something similiar yesterday.

About a week back I saw 1lb boxes of strawberries on sale for $1 each. I bought two (should have bought like 8, I know). I ate one on the way home, and put the other in the fridge, behind the OJ. I promptly forgot about it.

A week passed - I was away for a few days hiking. At the end of the week my cupboards were pretty bare. It was the middle of the night and I was hungry and looking for something to stick in my face. I pulled the OJ out to finish it, and saw the box of strawberries.

Man, unexpected beer is nice, but let me tell you: 1lb of unexpected strawberries when hungry and otherwise out of food: no words.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:33 am UTC

I didn't know strawberries lasted that long, even in the fridge.
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Postby Samik » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:20 pm UTC

I'm not going to lie: a few of them were moldy and had to be tossed.

Still worth it.

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Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:33 pm UTC

So... as you guys all know from our own forum, Israeli-Palestinian debates tend to be monstrous argument holes.

Well, recently, after participating in such a debate on another forum, someone decided to donate a dollar to charity for each post we made.


I feel... so useful.

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Postby freezeblade » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:49 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:So... as you guys all know from our own forum, Israeli-Palestinian debates tend to be monstrous argument holes.


And they go though phases of being locked/not locked?

Bit of awesome: I'm a week ahead on my work projects, and i'm paid salary, so slack off time!
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Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:58 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:Bit of awesome: I'm a week ahead on my work projects, and i'm paid salary, so slack off time!

Meanwhile I've done a week and a half's worth of work so far this week and it's only Wednesday, I'm paid by the hour but not supposed to go into overtime even though if I don't get everything for a given day done it's just more work for me to do the next day so more work just means more work in the same time, and I'm not even paid the mean wage for my field (just in the US much less pricey California), despite the boss repeatedly saying I'm the single best employee he's ever had. And I'm too chickenshit to do anything about it because despite all that, this is still the best job I've ever had, and he's already paying me over 150% what the initial job posting was offering, which was already more than anyone else ever paid me.

Sorry, wrong thread; this is Awesome, not Rants. Uh, related awesome I guess: a month or two back there was a record busy week and I got about a third of a paycheck for a bonus. First time I've ever got a bonus that wasn't just a Christmas present. If this week keeps up the pace, it's looking to be another record busy week. So, maybe another bonus? I hope? Maybe? Please? I want to buy a house some day.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18 am UTC

First night in my new apartment.
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Postby poxic » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:19 am UTC

Wootsauce!
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:53 am UTC

poxic wrote:Wootsauce!

Wootsauce all the way.

Also I just saw a commercial for The Giver movie. How did I not know that was happening? And it looks good too. I'm soooooo excited for that.
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Postby PolakoVoador » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:57 pm UTC

So, there was medieval fair around here (finally!), and me and my friends formed a clan: Guardians of Caerbannog!

This was our coat of arms:
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Lots of people recognized the reference and generally liked our clan a lot :D

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Postby Artemisia » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:42 pm UTC

passed a third stage interview process for a new job that sounds in line with my career objectives. Last stage on Wednesday, I'm excited!
This too shall pass

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Postby Pfhorrest » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:50 am UTC

After over a year of failing to find rich dark green curtains anywhere with which to decorate my house new-as-of-just-over-a-year-ago house, I finally caved and bought some lighter green curtains with a cool branch print on the bottom of them. My house finally has some color and can get some natural light. It is awesome.
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Postby JudeMorrigan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:06 pm UTC

I've had a couple of extremely successful ballroom dancing competitions the last two weeks.

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Postby Artemisia » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:45 pm UTC

Artemisia wrote:passed a third stage interview process for a new job that sounds in line with my career objectives. Last stage on Wednesday, I'm excited!

Ultimate awesome: I got the job! :D
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Postby SlyReaper » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:48 pm UTC

Congrats.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:34 am UTC

Seconded.
What a big deal.

You will be doing whatever that is, more than anything else.
Except sleep.

It is good to like your job.
Some people do their jobs all day long,
then dream the very same job at night.

If you like your job,
That is Heavenly.

If not...Well...
You know.

Edit:
I have a weirdly awesome.
I grew a carrot. I ate it.

I grew it in a pot.
I grew it from a seed.

Carrot seeds are little.

I can not do the math on how much that carrot cost.
It may have been the most expensive carrot I have ever eaten.

It was pretty good.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:12 am UTC

I'm 45 kgs lighter than I was in January 2012.

On the downside, most of the time, my clothes are a size or two bigger than they should be. Gives you a very scruffy appearance when you hold up oversized pants with a belt. Looks like I'm from a great depression era photo or something. I guess it could be worse. Could have kept my 2012 clothes and gone for a clown look instead.
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Postby addams » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:13 am UTC

That's awesome, You, sir, name?;
I think.

You seem to be happy with it.
45 kg is 100 lb. That's a person.

You lost a person.
Are you glad to be done with that particular person?

I met a nice man.
He worked for the Army.

That man is Big.
He's smart and he's Big.

He had lost 100 lbs and people could hardly tell.
He was in Good Shape.

The way he held himself and the way he moved had been learned over the course of a lifetime.
He kept himself small. He stayed seated, often. When standing he slouched and leaned this way and that.

When that man stood up and squared himself, it could and would startle people.
It was fun for me after we talked about it. He was more relaxed about standing tall.

Big people will often instinctively make themselves seem smaller.
Do you?

You must be a man.
Women's clothes are both easier and harder.

(shrug) 45 kg. That's a lot.
But in two years, I could lose 100 lb.

I'd have to lose it, gain it, lose it, gain it.
Like Joy to the World.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7v_v7xbagY

One woman talked about how much she lost.
She had a trainer that kept track.

She was exercising and thinking about her numbers.
She said she had gained and lost the equivalent of a Little League Baseball Team.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Zamfir » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:21 pm UTC

First echo of the upcoming mini Zamfir. It has fingers and jaws and the heart beats. And then it kicked it legs and waved an arm. That was incredible to watch.

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:54 pm UTC

Congratulations!
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Postby addams » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:09 pm UTC

Zamfir wrote:First echo of the upcoming mini Zamfir. It has fingers and jaws and the heart beats. And then it kicked it legs and waved an arm. That was incredible to watch.

Well...
I'll be darned.

You seeded?
It has an arm?

You waited?
Were you waiting to Sex it?

Did the seedling cooperate?
Do you know the Flavor?

Will it be a Chip Off the Old Block?
Or; The Apple of Your Eye?

Fun Times!
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Pfhorrest » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:19 pm UTC

I bought ivory-colored cordless cellular top-down-bottom-up shades to replace my venetian blinds (I like to call them "venusian" blinds, because they're like venetian blinds except they're out of this world), and now I can see sky from inside my house while still nobody outside can see in, plus I get dappled shade of trees across the blinds, and a general nice golden glow through all the windows, which looks beautiful through the green curtains I got last week.

I also replaced the bare bulb in the half-missing light fixture that's been my living room lighting for the past year, with a nice, soft dome light.

I also finally bought an actual bed instead of just leaving my mattress on the floor. It should arrive in a day or two.

My house is finally starting to feel like a home rather than a large, extremely expensive vehicle in a parking lot.

I might get it painted to match the surrounding trees soon. Some creamy off-white like the the tree bark, green accents (around the windows etc) to match the leaves, and some darker brown for the skirt for some stronger visual separation of the house from the ground. And new flooring, eventually, to replace the peeling old vinyl tiles in here now.

Still need a nice futon to replace the scratchy second-hand couch I've got now, and a fridge that doesn't have to be unplugged for two or three days every month or three to defrost it, and an air conditioner that doesn't suck in the neighbor's constant smoke like my swamp cooler does…

ETA: Also discovered today that a houseplant I thought was long dead, that I just didn't know how best to dispose of, has returned to life. Or well, a new one of the same kind of plant is growing out of the same pot next to the corpse of its predecessor.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:27 am UTC

How dear you are.
You are Nesting.

It's fun.
Isn't it?
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We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:21 am UTC

I HAVE A BED.

For the first time in like 20 years, and probably the first one ever that isn't a bunk bed. (Too bad. I loved my childhood bunk bed. Though the 3rd-floor front-bedroom mountaintop lake view probably helped a lot there).

I know I already posted that it was coming, but I didn't realize just quite how awesome it was going to feel. It was just "eh I'll be able to worry less about blocking outlets, and will get some storage space." But my bedroom feels like a real fucking bedroom now and not just the room that I happen to sleep in.

Bedskirt hasn't arrived yet, but the bedframe came early so maybe tomorrow.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:02 am UTC

Congrat!
I had one of those, one time.

I have one of those on my Wish List.
How long was one of those on your Wish List?

Did you forget to put it on the Wish List?
It was not a matter of forgetfulness with me.

I was being stubborn.
Long story.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Zamfir » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:27 pm UTC

addams wrote:Well...
I'll be darned.

You seeded?
It has an arm?

You waited?
Were you waiting to Sex it?

Did the seedling cooperate?
Do you know the Flavor?

I don't know the flavour yet. It's only 2 inches at the moment, if you take a meat sample to taste, it would be severely damaged.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby addams » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:04 pm UTC

Zamfir wrote:
addams wrote:Well...
I'll be darned.

You seeded?
It has an arm?

You waited?
Were you waiting to Sex it?

Did the seedling cooperate?
Do you know the Flavor?

I don't know the flavour yet. It's only 2 inches at the moment, if you take a meat sample to taste, it would be severely damaged.

oh, oh.
You did not wait.

Now you are waiting.
At about four months the genitalia differentiate in a way that is visible to an sonogram.

But; The Seedling must cooperate.
Some do and some keep their secret.

This will be a fun year for you.
Are you carrying the seed?

Or; Did you talk some sweet innocent soul into doing it for you?

Back to Things we Learn and ReLearn.
I think I relearned another thing.
When working in the hot sun, take frequent breaks.

I also learned, I sprained my wrist and thumb.
On my left hand.

How did I do it?
I have no idea.

Darn.
There is so much to be done.

Anger is a good motivating force, when under control.
It takes a little self control to look at a situation and say, "What part of this pisses me off?"
Then do something about That.

I think writing it down is essential.
If I don't write it down, I might do something else.
EDIT:
The Baby Humingbirds are at the feeders.
I was watching. I thought, "Are you not well, Little Bird?"

The Fleglings are scruffy looking.
The feathers on a fledgling look like the teeth on a 9 to 11 year old human child.

Like; Something is Wrong with this creature.
There is nothing Wrong with it. Just, Ugly.

They are cute in a scruffy Hummingbird way.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.


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