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post #256 of 46513
I got a midterm back this week. After the test I thought I had gotten a low 80. It came back with an 88 though. ^_^ 29/30 for the essay questions. It was a nice end to an otherwise shitty week.
post #257 of 46513
A man older than my father, freshly unemployed after one of the worst campaigns ever, being so mad at me that he put something I said in his signature and insults me in random and irrelevant ways. Success.
post #258 of 46513
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A man older than my father, freshly unemployed after one of the worst campaigns ever, being so mad at me that he put something I said in his signature.

hell, I was thinking of adopting it myself, until he took it. and don't flatter yourself - I don't know for sure about Manton, but I doubt he is "mad" at you - like myself, I am guessing he is more slightly nausiated. "mad" infers too much importance to you.
post #259 of 46513
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hell, I was thinking of adopting it myself, until he took it. and don't flatter yourself - I don't know for sure about Manton, but I doubt he is "mad" at you - like myself, I am guessing he is more slightly nausiated. "mad" infers too much importance to you.



That would be even sexier if you said that in your GI. Joe outfit.
post #260 of 46513
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A man older than my father, freshly unemployed after one of the worst campaigns ever, being so mad at me that he put something I said in his signature and insults me in random and irrelevant ways. Success.

Unless you're under 19 and your dad fathered while still in high school, he's not older than your father. And fwiw, I quite enjoy reading you admitting to being an asshole every time I see one of his posts. Another success. You're really on a roll here.
post #261 of 46513
Now I know why Mr. Buffett tap dance to work.

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifes...42446720080320

Money buys happiness -- if you spend on someone else
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:42pm EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it on someone else, researchers reported on Thursday.

Spending as little as $5 a day on someone else could significantly boost happiness, the team at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School found.

Their experiments on more than 630 Americans showed they were measurably happier when they spent money on others -- even if they thought spending the money on themselves would make them happier.

"We wanted to test our theory that how people spend their money is at least as important as how much money they earn," said Elizabeth Dunn, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia.

They asked their 600 volunteers first to rate their general happiness, report their annual income and detail their monthly spending including bills, gifts for themselves, gifts for others and donations to charity.

"Regardless of how much income each person made, those who spent money on others reported greater happiness, while those who spent more on themselves did not," Dunn said in a statement.

Dunn's team also surveyed 16 employees at a company in Boston before and after they received an annual profit-sharing bonus of between $3,000 and $8,000.

"Employees who devoted more of their bonus to pro-social spending experienced greater happiness after receiving the bonus, and the manner in which they spent that bonus was a more important predictor of their happiness than the size of the bonus itself," they wrote in their report, published in the journal Science.

"Finally, participants who were randomly assigned to spend money on others experienced greater happiness than those assigned to spend money on themselves," they said.

They gave their volunteers $5 or $20 and half got clear instructions on how to spend it. Those who spent the money on someone or something else reported feeling happier about it.

"These findings suggest that very minor alterations in spending allocations -- as little as $5 -- may be enough to produce real gains in happiness on a given day," Dunn said.

This could also explain why people are no happier even though U.S. society is richer.

"Indeed, although real incomes have surged dramatically in recent decades, happiness levels have remained largely flat within developed countries across time," they wrote.

(Reporting by Maggie Fox, editing by Will Dunham and Todd Eastham)
post #262 of 46513
^^^No wonder my girlfriend makes me so damn happy.
post #263 of 46513
The weather today is wonderful. I smoked a Fuente Hemmingway this morning sitting on the wicker chair in front of the shop, browsing Auto Trader.

I might be meeting President Bush this Friday.

Today's been a good day.
post #264 of 46513
Fuck Buttons show Sunday. w0000000000t!
post #265 of 46513
I'm happy I just got a check in the mail for $746!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I apparently paid too much in escrow when I bought my condo so I got this back from the mortgage company. When I first saw it I thought it was a bill, the way they worded the envelope, but no, it's a check!!!

I'm so fucking happppyyyy right now!!!!!!
post #266 of 46513
The sorority pledges are delivering gifts from the sisters tonight and I, of course, am a recipient. These bitches better do everything by the book or else Sister Conne will see to it they are flogged!
post #267 of 46513
Team Fortress 2.
post #268 of 46513
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Team Fortress 2.
Shouldn't you be out on your porch? I hear it's warm today.
post #269 of 46513
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Team Fortress 2.

Yes!

The past two days I've been overcome by this comforting sense of deja vu (I've also had an annoying sinus infection). I can't put my finger on it; not sure if it's a smell, a feeling or what, but I feel at ease. I have no idea but, whatever.
post #270 of 46513
just got tix to see PVD(2nd time), eddie halliwell(2nd time), vinyl junkies, felix da house cat, etc etc. gonna be a crazy night!
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