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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:56 pm
by fanelian
giantsfan97 wrote:
fanelian wrote:Hey! 35% increase in salary is a big deal, GF, until you get used to getting that "extra" money and it stops being really "extra". AND there comes a point where you realize that having a job that doesn't kill you by slowly draining your soul, is way better than earning that much more money. It sounds like a nice job, even if the moneys are not that awesome, is what I'm saying.

So far the best part of my job is that my predecessor was terrible at it so I look like a genius in comparison hahaha


Most Excelent!

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:11 pm
by ntw3001
That didn't contain the quote before, did it? It was confusing when it didn't.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:51 pm
by Binkatron5000
Conditional offer has been accepted for a house! ZOMG my bf and I might own our very first home soon!

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:03 pm
by sum yun gai
Binkatron5000 wrote:Conditional offer has been accepted for a house! ZOMG my bf and I might own our very first home soon!


me too, only i have to wait for the paperwork to clear because mine is a short sale :( but hey, maybe we can have a mutual house-warming party! :D

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:47 am
by Binkatron5000
That would be AWESOME! Congrats!

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:10 am
by badplantmommy
Congrats on future home ownership! :D :D :D

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:15 am
by PonderThis
Yes, congrats all around!! 8)

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:26 pm
by fanelian
ntw3001 wrote:That didn't contain the quote before, did it? It was confusing when it didn't.


It was confusing because, somehow, I managed to post my response in an entirely different thread.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:40 pm
by Binkatron5000
SUMMER! YOU GUYS!!!! SUMMER AT LAST!!!!! It came yesterday!!!! It went from flooded and chilly to slightly less flooded and HOT, pretty much overnight! It's supposed to hit 33 C today (that's about 91-92 F) which is way better than the average of 10-15 C (50-59 F) we had just a few days ago.

I'm gonna go find a dry spot and lay in it. And get heat stroke. So worth it.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:46 pm
by PonderThis
Oh I hate summer. TOO dang HOT FOR TOO dang LONG down here in these parts.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:07 pm
by Clueless
PonderThis wrote:Oh I hate summer. TOO dang HOT FOR TOO dang LONG down here in these parts.

Even though I live in a rather cold country, I agree wholeheartedly. Oh, how I long for a cooling breeze...

EDIT: This post reminded me that I've got to change my avatar.

EDITEDIT: Changed! No more snow in the summertimes.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:33 pm
by jvcc
Illinois gets really hot summers and really, really cold winters.

Oh, does everyone else in the world think that a dry heat is better than a humid heat? Because I've been to Houston, Denver, and New Orleans during previous summers, and I felt that the New Orleans heat was the easiest to handle.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:35 pm
by Clueless
Depends on how much humidity we're talking about. I've found the summer heat quite easy to handle when it rains.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:36 pm
by Skimba
I was in Phoenix for my first time about 6 years ago and it was 10:00 at night and still 107 F out. My mom said "but it's a dry heat" I said "I don't give a flip - 107 is still 107."
It's 98F here today.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:11 pm
by loofah
I grew up mainly in the Phoenix area, so maybe I'm biased, but dry heat seems much easier to deal with than humid heat, because when you sweat, it ACTUALLY EVAPORATES. Instead of clinging to your body, making you feel like you're drowning in a hot tub.
I have been in 115F dry heat, and felt much more comfortable than 90F with 90% humidity. blech.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:45 pm
by James
PonderThis wrote:Oh I hate summer. TOO dang HOT FOR TOO dang LONG down here in these parts.

I know England isn't renowned for its heat, but it can actually get bloody hot sometimes, and at those times I suffer. Particularly at the office, which is a box directly under a big flat roof with minimal air circulation and the worst air conditioning known to man. I don't get enough sleep anyway, so when it's especially hot I die at my desk.

I do enjoy it when it rains, though. It makes a satisfying sound on the metal roof. The other day there was some pretty incredible thunder, too. Lightning struck right outside our window, and the power was pretty wonky for a while (the UPSes kicked in several times). What fun!


Clueless wrote:Even though I live in a rather cold country, I agree wholeheartedly. Oh, how I long for a cooling breeze...

You're from Sweden, right? It's been pretty dang hot some of the summers I've been there.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:01 pm
by ntw3001
jvcc wrote:Oh, does everyone else in the world think that a dry heat is better than a humid heat? Because I've been to Houston, Denver, and New Orleans during previous summers, and I felt that the New Orleans heat was the easiest to handle.


I hate humidity. It's straight-up unpleasant. It was humid here for a couple of days (until THUNDERSTORMS) and that wasn't nice. There was a party, and I woke up hung over with a stomachache and about two hours' sleep and there was a barbecue and I hadn't showered or brushed my teeth and then my friend wanted me to go to see a man with a guitar and I was like sorry man no dice and she went aww it's my biiirthday and it wasn't because that was the next day but as it turned out I couldn't go to the zoo the next day because I had to go to the job centre which is not quite as fun and I felt pretty bad even though that is not any fault of mine but hey how was your weekend?

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:32 pm
by chrismachine
Binkatron5000 wrote:SUMMER! YOU GUYS!!!! SUMMER AT LAST!!!!! It came yesterday!!!!

For me, it starts tomorrow. Last day of classes was today :)

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:53 am
by badplantmommy
A dry heat is a little easier to bear than humidity, but too hot is still too hot. The upside to the hot weather is that maybe my tomatoes will finally get ripe.

I'm happy I bought two pairs of nice flip flops so I don't have to force my sore toe into a shoe.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:21 am
by PonderThis
badplantmommy wrote:The upside to the hot weather is that maybe my tomatoes will finally get ripe.

My parents in Huntsville (TX) were just saying that they were at the tail end of tomato season. It's gotten so hot they're not sure if there'll be any fresh tomatoes to pick for this holiday weekend.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:50 am
by badplantmommy
PonderThis wrote:
badplantmommy wrote:The upside to the hot weather is that maybe my tomatoes will finally get ripe.

My parents in Huntsville (TX) were just saying that they were at the tail end of tomato season. It's gotten so hot they're not sure if there'll be any fresh tomatoes to pick for this holiday weekend.


Tomato season over already? How sad! :( That's too hot!

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:47 pm
by jvcc
I went to see Second City in Chicago with my family yesterday. It was awesome and hilarious. :) All of the performers were talented, but there was one guy in particular who was really talented. He looked like a young Hugh Laurie, and he could do physical comedy, make weird expressions, and come up with jokes on-the-spot. Loved it.

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:16 pm
by Nyperold

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:10 am
by Binkatron5000
So we just had a home inspector investigate the house we put in an offer for... oh my god. It's so bad. It's either going to collapse, electrocute us, or burn down to the ground, and if that doesn't happen immediately then the millions of other issues will make us broke. You know it's bad when the inspector starts by saying "I'm not going to condemn the house outright, but..." Hahahahahahahaha.. So yeah. Although it looked super pretty, the renovations were just masking all the problems.

So that's a no go. Which is actually a good thing! We went back to the drawing board, started looking for more houses, and then we noticed one of the very first houses we looked at (and fell in love with, even though it was out of our price range) went down in price! ZOMG! Now we can afford it. I really really really really hope this one works out!!!

Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:26 pm
by PonderThis
Binkatron5000 wrote:So we just had a home inspector investigate the house we put in an offer for... oh my god. It's so bad. It's either going to collapse, electrocute us, or burn down to the ground, and if that doesn't happen immediately then the millions of other issues will make us broke. You know it's bad when the inspector starts by saying "I'm not going to condemn the house outright, but..." Hahahahahahahaha.. So yeah. Although it looked super pretty, the renovations were just masking all the problems.

That makes you think what those idiot owners were thinking. If Canada is like the US, a thorough inspection is not just a good idea, but required before a house can be sold. And any inspection is going to find all that stuff! :?

Binkatron5000 wrote:So that's a no go. Which is actually a good thing! We went back to the drawing board, started looking for more houses, and then we noticed one of the very first houses we looked at (and fell in love with, even though it was out of our price range) went down in price! ZOMG! Now we can afford it. I really really really really hope this one works out!!!

Hooray for serendipity! I hope this one works out for you, too. :)