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Post by Escape Goat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:31 am

Make you happy.

I feel strange. The atmosphere around people is strange. Let's create a bubble of nice things that make you smile.

Three things, whatever they are.

1) I had a doughnut the other day and it was the first one in a month. It was lovely.

2) I uploaded a load of old music to an old ipod shuffle that was donated to me in lieu of my one that went missing.

3) I borrowed a full size key board as I think I'm going to re teach myself how to play.
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Post by RIP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:17 am

Good man 'Goat.

Off the cuff without thinking:

1 - just been watching the toads and frogs 'enjoying themselves' in our pond. Life goes on there. Free voyeurism!

2 - I reckon with home working increasing that inet providers will have to restrict heavy-load entertainment streaming - stop all those cat films, catch-ups, instagrams etc. Not that I do those anyway but a good excuse to get my vinyl out and sit down properly and listen to it.

3 - maybe normals will start to agree that our Take/Need Less Stuff bonerism isn't actually wierd at all. Yes I realise that's slightly fatuous and that 80% of the planet think even our TLS is still TMS anyway.

Bit random but there we go.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:33 am

Uhm 3 things. It can change day to day but 3 that never fail are ...

1/ The noise when the main fuel pumps get switched on and an engine goes from running on Methanol to Nitromethane. You don't just hear it, you actually feel it.

2/ Books. They never fail to make me happy.

3/ Amimals of most types but people not doing right by them has the opposite effect.

It's simple things usually.
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Post by u02sgb » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am

First is almost a confession
1) The feeling of new kit arriving. I know it's consumerist but I love the feeling of new kit I've researched appearing at the door with the undertones of getting out to use it for the first time.
2) Kids being at home (currently isolated). They'll drive me up the wall sometimes, but as someone who is work from home full time, it's nice to have the kids about when I go for a coffee or lunch.
3) Making something that works as well or better than you expected.

Good idea for a thread!

Stu.

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Post by PaulB2 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:02 am

1) Sitting in an armchair early in the morning reading a book while my youngest is curled up in my lap talking trash at some game he's playing on the phone that he's just fished out of my pocket. His pickpocket skills are really improving, may come in handy in the future.

2) Listening to my eldest's giggles as he bounces on the trampoline at 9 at night in the dark in a vague hope that it'll tyre him out enough for sleep. Luckily I have good neighbours.

3) Just now, my wife discussing with a friend that's just dropped some groceries off at our doorstep how recreational drugs would make the next few weeks so much easier :grin:

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Post by RIP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:06 am

"new kit I've researched appearing at the door with the undertones" - blimey!! Looks like the lads are diversifying into logistics and delivery! Did they do you an impromptu rendition of "Jimmy Jimmy" when you opened the door? A bit like Christmas carollers turning up on your doorstep. Obviously my Undertones gig in May will be cancelled. Just got email saying Toy Dolls in April postponed until January 2021. Ah well, mustn't be a Silly Billy, and of course Worse Things Happen At Sea.

Yes Stu, simple pleasures are often the biggest pleasures. Always said it. My recreational drug is my bike :wink: .
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:07 am

kit I've researched appearing at the door with the undertones
They deliver your post? How good's that :-bd

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Post by RIP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:08 am

Knew you'd pick that up too Stu :grin:
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Post by u02sgb » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am

Deliveries are going to be the only growth industry for the next wee while. All sorts of people will be dropping round :grin:

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Post by Cyclepeasant » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:15 am

Always simple.
This week,
1. A couple of sunrises while out on bike.
2. Saw a couple of donkeys ,don't know why,but they make me smile.
3. Came across a thatched roof with a gun dog and pheasant
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Simple stuff!!
Stu.. can you pm me a recording of the fuel switch over. I like unusual mechanical noise! :grin:
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Post by RIP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am

u02sgb wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
Deliveries are going to be the only growth industry for the next wee while. All sorts of people will be dropping round :grin:
It'll be Mick and Keith next:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWw7Su07wW8&t=392s (yes I know I said we should stream less stuff)
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:31 am

Stu.. can you pm me a recording of the fuel switch over. I like unusual mechanical noise!
At around 1m 15s you see the bloke at the side switch the main pumps on ... what happens next is the bit that makes me happy. If you turn it up you'll get an idea of the noise but obviously the actual 'feeling' of 1000's of horsepower constrained doesn't come across but watch what happens to the camera at 2m 30s :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJcqaMZR-r4
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Post by ton » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:33 am

1. my wife, children and grandchildren, especially my 1 month old grandson...….he is vaguely exciting.

2. riding my bike, on road, off road, touring, commuting, pottering.

3. really good quality beer.

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Post by u02sgb » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am

RIP wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am
yes I know I said we should stream less stuff
I wouldn't worry too much about the load of "work from home". From what I've read the biggest spike is people coming home from work and gaming/netflix etc.

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:37 am

1. Donkeys - absolutely agree, always make me smile.

2. The wallabies that used to be in a field halfway up the climb back to home in some local farm / petting zoo place. Used to love stopping for a breather and watching those guys hopping about. Always wondered how they must feel about being stuck out in some of Yorkshire's finest weather rather than being in their typical, sunnier environment.

3. A good (entirely subjective) lamb and ginger karahi.

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Post by RIP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:50 am

"Stu: "2/ Books. They never fail to make me happy.". Guessed you'd put that. Do you get that thing where you get quite jittery when you don't have at least one on the go? I always do. I've got 9 library books at the moment so feel nice and calm :-). Books - all of civilisation on paper. All this e-book stuff is no good. Paper lasts forever and, along with spoken stories, is how we hand our civilisation on. Worst thing you can do is close libraries.

U02 - yes that's what I meant.... the streaming stuff causing problems for home-working. The spike is now going to be "all day" what with kids at home and so on. Give them a blasted board game and stop 'em cluttering up the electromagnetic waves so people can do important stuff (ahem, and which I need to type all this drivel :wink: ).
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:54 am

"Stu: "2/ Books. They never fail to make me happy.". Guessed you'd put that. Do you get that thing where you get quite jittery when you don't have at least one on the go? I always do. I've got 9 library books at the moment so feel nice and calm :-). Books - all of civilisation on paper. All this e-book stuff is no good. Paper lasts forever and, along with spoken stories, is how we hand our civilisation on. Worst thing you can do is close libraries.
I generally find there's always something to read Reg. If there's not a book handy then I'll read the back of a packet or a label. However, I draw the line at newspapers :wink:
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Post by RIP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:20 am

"read the back of a packet or a label" - so it's not just me then. Phew!
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Post by PaulB2 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:26 am

There's something about a physical book that triggers memories for me that a kindle just doesn't, as much as I like the kindle for travel convenience. Every time I look at my old Terry Pratchett paperbacks I can picture when I first found his kids books in the library in the early-mid 80s and I've got an old battered copy of red storm rising that makes me think lying about in my room at my parents house during the summer of 92 with REM blaring out on the CD player I 'borrowed' from my sister.

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Post by faustus » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:35 am

1) My son and family. Just popped downstairs and he said "papa play with playdough"...brings me back to a nicer place than work and viruses.
2) Books. Always reading and I get so much from it, always have done. It's why I studied English literature.
3) Riding off road. Doesn't matter what bike quite so much, just the feeling of riding.

I'm also enjoying listening to more music at home and dusting off CDs that still bring me much joy.

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Post by whitestone » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:18 pm

Not just me then regarding books :-bd

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Post by Shewie » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:33 pm

1. Laying in my bivvy/tent/hammock on a cool crisp morning, brew in hand listening to the morning chorus as the sun comes up
2. Lamb & black pudding pies from Tebay services
3. Plucky Brits

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Post by K1100T » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:39 pm

1. Had a G&T with the wife last night, first booze in a a while

2. I'm WFH now, but am planning on working from my brew shed and just realised I can probably find room to put my deck and boxes of 12" in there too. This makes me really happy...

3. I'm baking sourdough again
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Post by K1100T » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:44 pm

I think I'd be wearing ear defenders next to that thing... 😵
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:51 pm

I think I'd be wearing ear defenders next to that thing... 😵
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