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Freddie Woo says: What has made you smile and made your day better recently? We need cheering up.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:02)
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Moments of joy shouldn't be judged on whether they're little or large.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 22:49, Reply)
birth of my baby son a week ago
Life is good
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 22:18, 13 replies)
For a moment earlier I thought I was going to die.
That was nice. Then I didn't. That wasn't so nice.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 21:59, 9 replies)
I once saw Alexei Sayle in the northbound car park of Keele Services on the M6.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 21:56, 3 replies)
When I'm scratching my arse,
And I finally get the pointiest bit of my fingernail to intersect with the itchiest bit of my piles.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 21:26, Reply)
Watching Justin Bieber taking his first steps on the road to 'a life cut tragically short' has made my day.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 21:07, 4 replies)
Sorry, I'm so emotionally crippled and/or autistic that I can only find joy in other people's misfortune and suffering.
Star Wars.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 21:02, 3 replies)
Not seeing QOTW for two weeks has been joyous.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 20:54, Reply)
When Sob Carehome was finally banned.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 20:53, 5 replies)
I saw a little girl fall over and break her wrist.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 20:53, 1 reply)
unexpected cash
Recently found an envelope stuffed with over 400 at the back of a cupboard I was clearing out.
Remembered I'd stashed it in there nearly 3 years ago before going away for a month.
No idea how I'd managed to forget about it but it gave me quite a bit of joy to find it.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 20:50, 8 replies)
There's an acerbic old dear who lives on my road.
An absolute bigoted gobshite of the highest order who moans at anyone about anything. Putting the wheelie bins out at night for collection in the morning? You better do it fucking quietly, or she'll hurl abuse from the window she's perched at gawping out of all night.

Today she tripped over her yappy little shit of a dog's lead in the middle of the street and it sounded like she hurt herself.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't let out an involuntary chuckle and smiled.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 20:32, 2 replies)
Reading a paper on Plosone about fish DNA a moment ago
Might just make my career.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 20:19, 3 replies)
Simple Pleasures
Being a father of two - the oldest who just had his 3rd birthday - I'm pretty much either juggling kids, or at work these days with no real time to do anything "for me".

It's gotten so bad that I've gone a good while since I've even gotten a hair cut. Months have passed. Between the wild top and the barely managed beard - I've resembled a mountain man for a while now. Not my best look.

Yesterday I wrapped up my work duties by lunch (a minor miracle), headed home to help with the kids and realized... I actually had a moment where I wasn't *needed* and could take care of myself.

I stopped at my favorite deli, picked up a strip steak on a sub bun with fresh lettuce, and while trying not to bliss out while driving and eating at the same time - headed by a barber from my youth - one I hadn't visited since 3 house moves and over 10 years ago.

Not only did the owner remember me - including my name, my brother's and my father's name, what we all did for a living, and our relationships and habits as of the last time we talked - the beautiful young lady who cut my hair performed a head massage mid way through the process that made me want to propose on the spot. I just couldn't quite figure out how to word properly "would you and your son like to move in with my wife and kids? I'm sure it'd work out..."

Maybe next time =) It was a really nice afternoon though, one that was deeply needed and it was only made sweeter by coming home to my family afterward - still early and being greeted by smiling and running little ones all wanting hugs.

A small break is nice, but there's really no where else I want to be =)
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 19:49, 6 replies)
I laughed
It's bitter cold out, single digits and wicked wind - my lips have cracked and bled and I've been hitting the lip balm to try to help out.

The other morning I got in my car and found my lip balm stick missing, wife probably walked off with it (or I did and forgot) - was wearing my big winter coat that I hadn't worn since the year before and I decided to go through the pockets with the hope of finding an old tube and being on my way.

I'm a big guy, the coat is bigger, and the half a dozen pockets can easily hold many pounds worth of junk - and they do - often next to a book or kindle there's coins, business cards, pens, pencils, notes to myself, fliers given to me by strangers, receipts, stickers, chopsticks, pacifiers, kids toys, plastic forks or whatever I or a kid may need someday in the future... along with of course my keys, phone, and the like.

So it took me a while to sift through all that, and finally - under the mini knife, mini flash light, and spare key in my breast pocket - I felt the familiar shape of a finger shaped tube and cried success!

I flipped it out, held it up and ...

Glue stick!

What the hell did I have a glue stick in my pocket for? I have no idea =)

I laughed, and got lip balm when I got home later =)
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 19:31, 1 reply)
...this week's QotW and knowing that it will be full of comments by knobs.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 19:26, 10 replies)
Short story.
On Tuesday I found out I am going to be a Dad!

Happy doesn't even come close to describing my mood! Things that would normally piss me off and have me screaming blue murder are shrugged off and forgotten. This zen like state is balanced out with the fact that I have no idea what to do next!

Girth? About that of a grain of rice, only 8 weeks gone you know! *wink*
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 15:28, 77 replies)
Look here... my cousin's a QC.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 15:05, Reply)
Two nights ago...
As I switched off the light and we snuggled down under the covers, my husband reached over to gently and lovingly stroke my face.

However, as it was pitch black, he instead gently and lovingly... poked me in the eye.

It didn't hurt, but something in the surreal nature of it all has had me giggling ever since. Somehow he made a poke in the eye a gesture of love.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 15:03, 11 replies)

edit: missed by one *shakes ear horn*
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:54, 6 replies)
i like breasts

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:54, 11 replies)
Please forgive me, I'm a Facebook user
...and I've "liked" quite a few brands of one sort or another and have been known to enter their "Like and Comment" prize draw doo-dahs whenever I see one.

However, I was still presently surprised to receive a phone call the Friday before Christmas to tell me I'd won a Citizen watch of my choice up to the value of 500.

Then I got a message saying that I'd won that week's Shot Dead in the Head free-T Friday prize draw.

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(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:39, Reply)
My parking fines lapsed after dodging them for five years.
(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:38, 12 replies)
Random Cat Rota
I live in a fairly new-built estate near a rail station and as such as lot of my neighbours commute

When not at work on a weekday I leave my patio doors open and eventually a cat always arrives (they get bored, I think, and any warm room is inviting...) Thing is, it seems to be a different cat every time. I have photos of 5 or 6 different ones asleep on my desk or lap. Maybe they have a rota.
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