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things that are making you happy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Glad you had a great time with edina.
     
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  2. in stitches

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    sounds great, G. glad you all had a great time.

    funny you should say that about your vacay, as this year is the first time we have a vacay planned that will just be for the wife and i with the kids. we always go away in the summer with other family members, and i have been kinda afraid that it wont be the same without the usual suspects.

    going to a new vacay spot that we have never been to and dont know that lay of the land. no cousins for our kids to play with and no other adults for my wife and i to hang with. sometimes activities are not quite the same when its just a few people.

    im not saying that am not excited about being with my family, but its not the standard for our vacations, and with change the outcome is always questionable. you have given me hope though that i too can have a successful vacay. thanks!
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    sounds great.



    I had a great weekend, too. I love the summer weekends, nothing too special going on. hung out with a dad and drank beer and smoked cigars while I kids had a playdate, dinner with some friends, walked to the library and had icecream with the kids. nothing earth shattering but a lot of fun
     
  4. js4design

    js4design Well-Known Member

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    Real question - what do you actually like? It can be anything - TV show, movie, food, musician, artist, color, country, type of tree, day of the week, anything.
     
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  5. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    He likes Steely Dan, which makes him OK in my book.
     
  6. in stitches

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    Everyone likes steely dan. Well, at least the should.
     
  7. L'Incandescent

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    Neither of those claims is true, to my way of thinking at least.
     
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    the old owner of the house left this old rotting clothes hanger in the yard. its one of those hexagonal shaped monstrosities with old decaying rope. on saturday I was curious and ended up putting some bedsheets/towels/comforter on it. It would slowly actually swivel with the gusts of wind and produce scary horror movie sounds. I never believed when old people I know would say that line drying is better/fresher/nicer - but damn these sheets/towels/shirts/comforter really are super fresh and nice.
     
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  9. Piobaire

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    He likes Europe and telling us how it's superior to the US.
     
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  10. otc

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    Only in general though. If you name something specific, he probably hates it.
     
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  11. in stitches

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    for shame.
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    why enjoys not enjoying things. it is not an uncommon malady to have. most often encountered on the world wide web.
     
  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy not enjoying things because it reminds me of how I'm superior to the kinds of people who enjoy things that aren't worth enjoying. If you get my drift.
     
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  13. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    My type of vacation. Glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    What I've put in bold is the best part, IMO. I try to avoid vacays with extended family members or friends, though I do it once a year during Memorial Day weekend. I'm an introvert, so to me, less is better.
     
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  15. MrG

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    Thanks, Piob! It really was great.


    :laugh:

    :uhoh:

    No.


    It was great, thanks. I wish I were still there!

    I'm really glad we did the trip with just our nuclear family. It's nice to see everyone when we do the big trips, but it also gets tiresome dealing with all of the personalities, different preferences, etc. of extended family. It might just be my family, but it often felt to me like there was as much stress as enjoyment on those big trips. This afforded us the chance to avoid all of that hassle and just do whatever we wanted, and I felt like I got to spend time with my wife and son in a way that wasn't possible when there was a big group around.


    It was, for sure!

    Sounds like your weekend was awesome. Those weekends where you have stuff to do but aren't booked solid are the best, especially in the summertime.


    Thanks! Definitely my type of vacation, too!
     
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    I worked so fuckin hard today. The company made their money on ME.
     
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    i hear ya. horses for courses. my wife for example cant be more excited about this vacay. doing this for her will probs the most points i will have earned in quite some time.


    as to the bold, defo not just your family, and that is probably one of the biggest advantages in this as far as i am directly concerned. i usually deal with booking the flights, hotels, and rental cars for everyone, and avoiding all that stress will be huge.

    i think my issue is more that i have really nailed down things for when we go to the mountains, and i know where i like to stay, what stuff i like to do.... and a lot of those activities are just more fun with a larger crowd. as well, i always enjoy having like minded adults around to horse around with and hang with after all the kids are in bed and what not. im sure this vacay will be great, and we have a lot of fun stuff in teh works, and i do love being with my family, its just new territory, and i hope it does not bomb.

    another big concern for me is that for the first time in over 10 years, i wont be going to the rocky mountains for the summer. my heart is in the mountains, and its really sad for me that i wont be able to gaze at her beauty, majesty and splendor this summer. le sigh.

    also, do you pronounce "nuclear" like W.?
     
  18. deadly7

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    "Nuke-u-lar, it's pronounced nuke-u-lar."
     
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    I'm a bad mother fucker.
     
  20. acidboy

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    been having issues lately at the home front, and I think (and hope) that's over.
     
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