What made you smile today?

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What made you smile today?

Post by brothers » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:32 pm

Today I was sitting here thinking my usual random thoughts, when I realized I was smiling. Why? There is an unwritten law that requires humans to be pretty much the same size. I'm not talking about a couple of inches or feet or pounds, I'm talking about the fact that nobody walks around 30 feet tall or 1 inch tall. I'm talking about people with wings or 6 legs. We all fall within the same general one size fits all reality. Deviation outside general guidelines simply doesn't happen. It seems that planets and stars are pretty much unlimited in size. But then again, they probably also have similar rules. Gravity, for example seems to be in effect everywhere. Even for stars and planets.

If it's ok with you gents, I'll probably try to post once in a while about whatever may have made me smile any given day. Too much negative and disappointing news these days, and I'm just tired of it. Gotta look for something positive and worthy of a smile.
Gary

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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by Gene » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:22 am

Gary, it's fine with me. I don't think I smiled yesterday until pretty late in the evening. I could use some happy news.
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by jww » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:59 am

My wife and I did an aerobics class this morning together -- and I smile when I get to tease her about how pumped up I am getting ....... ah, life's little pleasures.
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:23 pm

I smiled when we got home today from a two-day excursion to a bed-and-breakfast at a nearby artsy town, La Conner. We had great weather during the trip, which included a drive up the North Cascades Highway to see the fall tree colors, enjoyed moseying around the slough-side town's many art galleries and shops, and had wonderful food (wild boar meatloaf!) at a local restaurant. But no matter how good the trip, it always feels really good - and makes me smile - to get back home again.
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by brothers » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:34 pm

Today I was recalling an incident that involved my dad and a dog friend I had when I was a young teenager. His name was Spud (the dog, not my dad). Spud was small and fat. . . . and mean. My dad named him that when he first saw Spud as a puppy and looked like a potato. So one evening as my dad was interacting with him, Spud lost his temper and snapped and growled at my dad, who was usually a mild mannered guy. Not this time. In an instant, just as I looked up, I saw my dad chasing Spud down the hall shouting and taking his belt off. He took a mighty swing and lucky for Spud, he missed by an inch, putting a dent in the wall, about the size of a half-dollar. (Remember those?) Mom still lives in the house, and every time I happen to think about that I smile as I recall the fact that I was just a tiny bit disappointed that Daddy had missed! As a matter of fact, I'm smiling right now. By the way Spud lived to the ripe old age of 15.
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:32 pm

Some days it seems there is little to smile about. I think I smile and just don't remember it. Happily today isn't one of those days. My wife took a scoop of ice cream and instead of the intended target (a bowl), it smacked the tile floor loudly and we both were just standing there staring. She impulsively reached down, picked it up and dropped it in her bowl! We both got a big laugh!
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by fallingwickets » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:35 am

reading these stories!! :D :D

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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by brothers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 am

The one that makes me smile and even laugh is the TV commercial for an insurance company that shows the family sitting around the living room with Grandpa sleeping in his chair while his snoring is a nicely done rendition of The Flight of the Bumblebee through his nose. Then along comes his grandson who slowly pokes Grandpa in the nose and evidently changes the channel while the music quickly changes to something that sounds like a saxophone looking for a melody. Has nothing to do with insurance, but it certainly makes one remember the name of the insurance company. Makes me laugh out loud.
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by Thunderbolt_A10 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:38 pm

I've finished a project ahead of schedule at work. I've been working quite a lot for the last 6 weeks (on top of the already pretty demanding job I've been doing for the last 2 years) and my girlfriend and I didn't really have the time to enjoy being together, or to go out and do interesting things, but this month, I'll earn a non-negligible bonus.
It feels like working like a donkey is paying off, since that bonus may well allow us to rent this apartment for holidays on the Canary islands next summer!
I've been promising her holidays abroad for a while now, and we had to spend lots of money on real life things and stay at home, but now I think that will do the trick... finally!

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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by pausted » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:50 pm

Congratulations, Thunderbolt! Enjoy your vacation. Sounds like you earned it.
Best regards,

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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:15 pm

One of my grand daughters is turning 11 in a few days so I picked out a funny b'day card. When I opened it and saw the content I laughed. When I showed it to my wife she laughed out loud. Thanks American Greetings! She's going to love it when she receives it. (lives thousands of miles from here!)
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:39 am

post a pic gary!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What made you smile today?

Post by brothers » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:40 am

Already in the mail Clive --- Sorry!. I wish I could post a photo. One of those things you just have to see. It was a drawing of a very silly primate. It'll make her laugh too! :D
Gary

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