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Non-Armageddon Discussion => Non-Armageddon Discussion => Topic started by: Lizzie on February 04, 2008, 11:31:13 AM

Title: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on February 04, 2008, 11:31:13 AM
I'm not the type who gets excited about smelling like food - apple pectin shampoo, lemon cologne spray, chocolate soap. If I want a fruit salad I will eat one, not wear one. Having said that...

The combination of Ivory Aloe soap bar, which is scented with melon and cucumber, and Dove Cool Essentials deodorant, which is scented with more cucumbers, makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

Anyone else get that little happy giggle over mundane things? Post here!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on February 04, 2008, 11:46:11 AM
Well, cucumbers definitely rule.

Wearing bright colors when its raining out.

Green Tea Lattes from Starbucks.

Making 'forts' in the living room out of furniture and blankets...well, ok, when I was ten that was the shit.  Not so much these days.  Still.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on February 04, 2008, 12:08:46 PM
You'll think I'm crazy, but I like the smell of burned gunpowder.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on February 04, 2008, 12:21:50 PM
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on February 04, 2008, 12:27:22 PM
You'll think I'm crazy, but I like the smell of burned gunpowder.

Reminds me of fireworks, and fireworks are definitely happy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on February 04, 2008, 12:47:31 PM
That sulfuric smell that comes after striking a match....

The feel of -BRAND SPANKIN' NEW GUITAR STRINGS- after dealing with those six rusty two-year old bastards because nobody around here sells frekin' guitar strings....

http://a524.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_d9e864a82dcd3b28f4dbca5e841090db.jpg (http://a524.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_d9e864a82dcd3b28f4dbca5e841090db.jpg) <- Headcondoms.



Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 04, 2008, 01:04:42 PM
Dove Cool Essentials deodorant, which is scented with more cucumbers, makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

I use that deodorant... it is quite nice.

You'll think I'm crazy, but I like the smell of burned gunpowder.

Reminds me of fireworks, and fireworks are definitely happy.

Mmm sulfur.

I love love love Bath and Bodyworks Apple Cider shampoo, but they don't make it anymore. :( It makes your scalp tingle oh so wonderfully.

I also love the smell of gasoline.

And pineapple guava white tea. It is delicious.

The smell of my special friend when he wears a certain cologne... or even without the cologne.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 04, 2008, 01:47:00 PM
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*

Pretty girls that sing.  *melts*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on February 04, 2008, 01:49:36 PM
Happiness is a warm (shot)gun.

Crescent skeet shooting with 5 of my friends. That's love, man.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 04, 2008, 01:52:47 PM
http://a524.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_d9e864a82dcd3b28f4dbca5e841090db.jpg (http://a524.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_d9e864a82dcd3b28f4dbca5e841090db.jpg) <- Headcondoms.

That's more like a french tickler... which are also nice.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on February 04, 2008, 02:20:38 PM
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*

Pretty girls that sing.  *melts*

Because it has to be said:  Pretty girls!  *melts*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kradock on February 04, 2008, 02:41:26 PM
Starbucks makes horrible coffee. Blah.

I like the smell of those old metal body markers.

The smell of gasoline.

Fresh ground coffee beans.

The smell of alcohol hand sanitizer.

Fried chicken!

My wife's hair when it's wet.

My wife.

(weird) The smell of my bulldog, it's earthy, comforting.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dalmeth on February 04, 2008, 03:02:29 PM
Garlic salt, such a wonderfully simple way to season meat when you're on the run.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on February 04, 2008, 03:22:24 PM
Pot stickers

Turning off my cell phone on a Friday night after a long week and watching a DVD

Ordering pizza over the internet (I think I like the ordering part better than the actual pizza)

Forgetting which movie I've come to watch after the last preview is over (and then being surprised)

Thunderstorms

That feeling you get after you take a huge dump (gross?  I know, but you have to admit that's gotta be one of the top 10 sensations a human being can experience)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on February 04, 2008, 03:31:04 PM
That feeling you get after you take a huge dump (gross?  I know, but you have to admit that's gotta be one of the top 10 sensations a human being can experience)

Agreed. I'd even say upwards in the top 5.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on February 04, 2008, 03:38:28 PM
I would have put it in the top 5 not counting drug use, but surely some people would count that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on February 04, 2008, 03:49:53 PM
Thunderstorms

Amen to that.

Dark winter days where you have to keep the light on inside.

Stormy weather, curled on the couch next to a fire and your significant other.

Waking up in the morning without being tired.

Laying on your back on a clear night and watching the stars and that sense of infinity stretching on.



Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on February 04, 2008, 03:54:52 PM
I concur completely with the poop thing.

Smoking bowls with my boyfriend early in the morning over coffee.

The smell of gas on my hands after I ride my scooter, Lucy.

Goldfish.  They're satisfying.

The rush I get passing a car when I have to use the oncoming lane.

The feeling when I see an e-mail in my inbox from the imms, and I don't know what its about.  (Okay, maybe that's not always an appreciative sensation).

Kronibas
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on February 04, 2008, 04:04:04 PM
I first girl I had a serious relationship who wore this one lotion on her hands all the time. I would just melt when I smelt it and as it would end up on own hands a lot I would look like an idiot in class when I would sniff my hands and they smelt like her. No idea what it was, but to this day if I smell it, I think of her.

I love the smell after rain, and the feeling of a nice fall drizzle standing outside in a sweater. I like laying in my bed on a late night, going to sleep as it starts to rain lightly and the pitter patter on my tin roof.

The smell of baking bread.

I keep a few MP3s and MIDI files of old video game music(mostly 8 and 16 bit, but some 32 bit games as well) that I listen to when in a bad mood(or not) and always remind me of my youth and playing games with my step-dad, playing outside, fishing, all that stuff from a single song.

The feeling of a cold pillow and clean sheets. Nothing can beat that. I wish there was someway my pillow could constantly stay cool, I switch it around so much when I have a bad case of insomnia.

Waking up and feeling fantastic and ready for the day, that happens like twice a year, but I love it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on February 04, 2008, 04:12:30 PM
I'm all about cold pillows.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 04, 2008, 04:36:01 PM
The feeling of a cold pillow and clean sheets. Nothing can beat that. I wish there was someway my pillow could constantly stay cool...

Yes, yes, yes, yes... fresh clean sheets... and that feeling when you slide down into them for the first time after you've put them on your bed. They should make pillow coolers.  :o Lucrative business idea!!!

Snow... oh how I wish it would stick... just once.

White mocha lattes from Starbucks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on February 04, 2008, 04:56:57 PM
Dressing up in tailoured, high-quality clothing (note: not the sort of crap people usually wear to the highschool prom, or even weddings nowadays. The GOOD stuff.)

The sound of cicadas in the summertime

The soft sound of snowfall.

Looking out over the broken peaks of a mountain range at sunset, sunrise, or during a cloudy day.

Indoor plumbing.

Pre-1900s architecture

That feeling you get after the first half hour or so of strenuous exercise, that breaks you through the wall and makes it seem like you could keep going forever.

The taste of steel.

The beauty of the cultivated mind.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 04, 2008, 05:09:44 PM
Walking in the rain alone or with someone, as long as there is not any umbrella involved.

Pretty girls.  (by pretty girls, I meant boobies)

Getting a gift.

To meet a friend.

Sunsets.

Sunrise.

The quite and long sleepless nights

Feeling your heart beat faster as you see a beautiful woman.

The smell of roasted coffee.

Thunderstorms

I have some rain and thunderstorm soundtracks that I turn on before I go to sleep and turn off in the morning.  It is nothing like a real thunderstorm, but well for someone who does not get to see enough rain they are okay.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Raesanos on February 04, 2008, 05:15:30 PM
I first girl I had a serious relationship who wore this one lotion on her hands all the time. I would just melt when I smelt it and as it would end up on own hands a lot I would look like an idiot in class when I would sniff my hands and they smelt like her. No idea what it was, but to this day if I smell it, I think of her.

One time I bought laundry detergent that was apparently the one used by a girl I had previously dated.  It was the most emotional laundry ever.

Regarding smelling like food... its all about if it smells foody or not.  One time I found soap that smelled like tacos.  It wasn't good.  But sometimes foods have smells that are OK for people too.

I could go on all day about just smells.  Vanilla.  Hell yeah.  For eating or just for smelling.  Unless its too sugary.

OK so non-smell related stuff.

Stress-relief objects.

Websites where I can find the log in button.

Blueberry naked smoothies with chocolate croissants

Not being sure if you're out of paper towels, but it turns out you have some
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 04, 2008, 05:24:14 PM
One time I found soap that smelled like tacos.

Ew.

chocolate croissants

Oh wow... I've not had one of these in like... 17 years. They are so good.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on February 04, 2008, 05:37:06 PM
Quote
Anyone else get that little happy giggle over mundane things? Post here!


Yeah you're fookin' mom Lizzie.

Ahahahaha. ;D

 :-*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on February 04, 2008, 06:01:10 PM
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*

Pretty girls that sing.  *melts*

Because it has to be said:  Pretty girls!  *melts*

Pretty girls playing cellos.

Also Bliss Body Butter in lemon & sage. It smells like fresh.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on February 04, 2008, 06:02:37 PM
Just intonation.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on February 04, 2008, 07:42:49 PM
No one has said orgasms yet? I -know- I'm not the only sex-obsessed person that plays ARM.

Even better: Afternoon sex, then a nap.

Kissing that spot between the temple and the cheekbone repeatedly...and nibbling it...on my husband or my kids.

My daughter's delight at her new bright aqua-blue swimsuit with the ballet-style skirt, and her pride at the fact that it's "five year old size!"

My younger son showing me his new Lego spaceship creation before I go to work, and demonstrating how it flies in hyperspace, and how it adjusts for a planetary landing.

My older son going to a Superbowl party at the home of the girl he's crushed on for two years, then coming back and telling me what all the sixth-grade girls said about "who likes who."

Making pocket money by giving my mom voice lessons at her request, and watching her enjoyment and excitement in the singing. Coaxing her into the harmony and supporting her learning.

Sleeping in late. Staying up REALLY late.

Coffee, because it just can't be mentioned enough :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2008, 07:48:20 PM
My family.

Having a safe place to sleep at night.

Being able to provide 100% for myself and still have a little extra left over.

Coffee and Cigarettes (no, not that black and white movie with Bull Murray and Wu-Tang clan in it- but you should see it anyway.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on February 04, 2008, 07:58:44 PM
No one has said orgasms yet? I -know- I'm not the only sex-obsessed person that plays ARM.

Even better: Afternoon sex, then a nap.

STOP OBJECTIFYING MEN, GIMF, WE DON'T EXIST FOR YOUR PLEASURE. GOD.

Cold pillows are awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maybe42or54 on February 04, 2008, 08:47:09 PM
02/04/2008: Various tweaks to Daja, mapped out a slum/rooftop area. (2.0) -- Domino

That's what I'm thankful for.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on February 05, 2008, 08:47:30 AM
Pretty girls playing cellos.

Well, yes. With intonation.  *melts*


Bah, humbug.  You married (and, I suppose, Alternatively Mated) people disgust me.  <--- sour grapes
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on February 05, 2008, 08:55:06 AM
No one has said orgasms yet? I -know- I'm not the only sex-obsessed person that plays ARM.

Gimf, just intonation is better than orgasms, I shit you not.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on February 05, 2008, 03:28:51 PM
Surprised no one mentioned this.

First kisses with a new girlfriend/boyfriend.

That good 'ole butterflys and peace with the world.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on February 05, 2008, 03:29:51 PM
Ya but how is that "ordinary"?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on February 05, 2008, 03:47:16 PM
mundane sex, mundane booze and mundane guillotines.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Manhattan on February 05, 2008, 03:55:04 PM
I like to sniff soap boxes. Especially Lever 2000.
Good moisturizing hand soap, as well... :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 05, 2008, 03:58:11 PM
Laughing until my face hurts.

Buying a really cute new hat.

Trying out a new restaurant and discovering that I really, really like it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on February 05, 2008, 03:59:04 PM
Fixing your avatar.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on February 05, 2008, 04:00:45 PM
Hanging out with a small number (<10) of good friends and just fucking around. Playing Rock Band, COD4, fucking around in Wal-Mart, breaking into abandoned factories, shooting things, burning things... just... doing nothing.

The smell of girl.

Probably my favorite feeling of all time? Making other people laugh. There's just something beautiful and awesome about laughter - true, unadulterated, raw laughter, the kind that makes it hard to breathe and hurts your cheeks. I love seeing people laugh, and hearing it. In fact, I think "pretty laugh" ranks higher on my list of qualities in a potential mate than "pretty."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on February 05, 2008, 04:03:04 PM
Ya but how is that "ordinary"?

True.

Um...the smell of a new wallet? Just a little thing I love, that new leather smell.

Taking that first refreshing gulp of a cold drink after a long day of hard work outside.

Seeing the Mantis Head when you log in.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on February 05, 2008, 05:22:39 PM
The Good Lifetm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on February 05, 2008, 08:51:04 PM
When my soul mate tells me he loves me.
the endless comfortable sleep that can be achieved with NyQuil.
Meeting new awesome people
Man.. who can beat cold sheets? That's like the best.
The smell of cedar chest that clings to my grandma's bed sheets
My first boyfriend that I 'loved' always wore Arrid X Dry deodorant and that smell still fucks with me.
When my daughter snuggles up to sleep with me, despite the fear of being peed on.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on February 05, 2008, 09:02:16 PM
When my daughter snuggles up to sleep with me, despite the fear of being peed on.

The first time I read that, my interpretation was the opposite of your intent... I think.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 05, 2008, 10:24:48 PM
When my daughter snuggles up to sleep with me, despite the fear of being peed on.

The first time I read that, my interpretation was the opposite of your intent... I think.

Same here.

On topic:

Touching a clear olive oil with your fingertip, then watching it make a droplet.  Then tasting it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on February 05, 2008, 10:44:49 PM
Fixing your avatar.

Hook it up, punk.


 ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on February 05, 2008, 11:09:14 PM
Touching a clear olive oil with your fingertip, then watching it make a droplet.  Then tasting it.

Have you done a lot of drugs?

My addition: 70 degree winter days.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 05, 2008, 11:19:08 PM
Touching a clear olive oil with your fingertip, then watching it make a droplet.  Then tasting it.

Have you done a lot of drugs?

never :(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on February 05, 2008, 11:20:16 PM
Living in an area so remote that I can walk outside and piss off my front porch unflinchingly.  Technically, I can still do this, but unfortunately
I live in a slightly more civilized area now, one block away from a police station, and I and regret the loss of such a luxury.  Oh, the
simple things we take for granted...

When I successfully teach someone something and they get that CHA-CHING look on their face.  the novelty hasn't worn off yet.

Dude, nutri-grain bars and diet coke.

Red heads.  rawrrrrr   ;D

The deliciously distinct smell of burning delectable plant matter.

Times when my motley crew of comrades and associates gather round for righteous debauchery.

Hearing/running into people from your past.  Not all the time, but a lot of the time I appreciate this.

Bic lighters.  The competition pales in comparison.

And, last but not least, those special days I set aside to lather myself with oil and do push-ups in front of the mirror for hours
and hours and hours.  With one hand, so I can still play Arm.


Touching a clear olive oil with your fingertip, then watching it make a droplet.  Then tasting it.
Have you done a lot of drugs?

This man has the coke pinky nail of all coke pinky nails.  Nough said.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on February 05, 2008, 11:27:46 PM
Touching a clear olive oil with your fingertip, then watching it make a droplet.  Then tasting it.

Have you done a lot of drugs?

never :(

If you get a giggle out of olive oil sober, you're probably better off without. You're my new hero.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on February 06, 2008, 02:53:56 AM
Not being sure if you're out of paper towels, but it turns out you have some

Defending your last roll of toilet paper against a ravenous, sadistic, and utterly malevolent half-raccoon, half-cat.

The spray bottle shall be used with Extreme.  Effing.  Prejudice.


It's kinda fun, really.  Except when he wins.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 06, 2008, 03:02:09 AM
Touching a smooth surface

Touching a skin with fingertips (girl skin :P) :  Especially the neck, cheeks, lips, back and waist.  That feeling you get when you run your fingertips on a smooth skin never gets old.  Can do it forever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 06, 2008, 03:13:39 AM
Touching a smooth surface

Touching a skin with fingertips (girl skin :P) :  Especially the neck, cheeks, lips, back and waist.  That feeling you get when you run your fingertips on a smooth skin never gets old.  Can do it forever.

You are carrying:
a smooth girl skin
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Akaramu on February 06, 2008, 01:31:17 PM
To have a really good lunch. And to read the newspaper while eating it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on February 06, 2008, 01:57:47 PM
You are using:
<worn around body>       a Fathi-skin cloak
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on February 06, 2008, 03:52:08 PM
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on February 06, 2008, 04:12:36 PM
Ice cream.  More specifically, Strawberry Ice Cream. Or Vanilla with chocolate and strawberries on it. Or raspberries and chocolate.  Or strawberry, with chocolate on it.  Come to think of it, there's a lot of ways to make ice cream amazing, and I love that.

Sushi.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 06, 2008, 04:25:37 PM
Ska.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on February 06, 2008, 11:20:57 PM
You are using:
<worn around body>       a Fathi-skin cloak


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4-9mB_kGgg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4-9mB_kGgg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on February 06, 2008, 11:23:10 PM
Ska.
<3 marry me
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on February 06, 2008, 11:31:38 PM
Touching a smooth surface

Touching a skin with fingertips (girl skin :P) :  Especially the neck, cheeks, lips, back and waist.  That feeling you get when you run your fingertips on a smooth skin never gets old.  Can do it forever.

I bet that's why you slapped my face when we were roasting s'mores.

Pervert. 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on February 06, 2008, 11:33:21 PM
he just wanted to touch your happiness
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on February 07, 2008, 12:12:20 AM
Little things I like:

+  cuddling up for a nap at two in the afternoon, especially when it's raining
+  finally finishing a really challenging drawing
+  opening that card from our first year anniversary
+  mint chocolate ice cream, with pink spoons
+  printing off my work schedule and finding out I have the next day off
+  knowing you found someone the perfect present
giving backrubs
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on February 07, 2008, 12:17:04 AM
+ jazz
+ pink floyd
+ cats
+ not being sick (I blame OHST, even though we've never met).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on February 07, 2008, 12:21:23 AM
I'll infect every goddamn one of you, I swear.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on February 07, 2008, 12:23:43 AM
I'm sick too, you sonuvabitch!

Quote from: Lamb
There's so many things that we miss in our everyday lives
We're so busy hustling, bustling chasing far away dreams
We forget the little things
Like blue skies, green eyes and our babies growing
Like rainbows, fresh snow and the smell of summer
We forget to live.

Give us eyes like children so we live each day as our first
We're so sure we know so much that we forget to listen
Then we want the fickle things
Like cheap thrills fast fuel and constant consumption
Like TV, CDs and cars that speak our names
We forget to live.

There's so many things that we miss in our everyday lives
We're so busy hustling, bustling chasing far away dreams
We forget the little things
Like blue skies, green eyes and our babies growing
Like rainbows, fresh snow and the smell of summer
We forget to live.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on February 07, 2008, 12:47:13 AM
I'll infect every goddamn one of you, I swear.
So proud????
I had to take my 3 year old to the ER today because of your devil virus. :P
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 07, 2008, 01:12:21 AM
Little things I like:
giving backrubs

I like getting them?

Can I have some?  I swear I won't touch your happiness.

pussy
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on February 07, 2008, 01:27:20 AM
I like black tar heroine and puppies.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 07, 2008, 01:43:43 AM
Singing along to well-known songs. Badly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on February 07, 2008, 01:45:18 AM
WAAAAAANTED
Dead or ahhhhliiiiive
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cavaticus on February 07, 2008, 07:05:27 AM
Fresh-baked bread.
Shy smiles.
Straightforward smiles.
Funny books.
A really, really, really good steak. Medium rare.
The Oxford Comma.
Four-part harmony.
Cigars and whiskey with a good friend.
Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with one of those awesome rolling ladders.
Pretty girls who appreciate the Oxford Comma.
Holst's "Mars."
Pretty girls.
KUDOS.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mattrious on February 07, 2008, 08:01:30 AM
My four month old daughters smile.

A well made suit.

Fresh sheets.

Seeing a friend you've not seen in quite some time.

After a long work week. Coming home and just relaxing.

Merry Maids.

A good book.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on February 07, 2008, 08:16:58 AM
Wow. I looked up "Oxford Comma" on Google. I didn't know that use of a comma had an actual official name! I've been using this "Oxford Comma" since, hm, fourth grade maybe? Fifth? Something like that. Neat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on February 07, 2008, 08:53:08 AM
The Five G's:

Good women.

Good friends.

Good music.

Good books.

Good coffee.

Cassiebear curling up on my lap and taking a nap.

Mattmatt pulling off an amazing, smart-ass remark at such a tender age.

A memorable night of RP on Armageddon.

Receiving a raise.

Not being sick.  Not being sick.  Not being sick.  *clicks his ruby slippers three times then shakes his fist at fate that's plagued him with this shit for the last WEEK*


Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on February 07, 2008, 09:31:15 AM
Wow. I looked up "Oxford Comma" on Google. I didn't know that use of a comma had an actual official name! I've been using this "Oxford Comma" since, hm, fourth grade maybe? Fifth? Something like that. Neat.

Pretty girls who appreciate the Oxford Comma.  *melts*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on February 07, 2008, 09:32:21 AM
I love the Oxford comma. The rhetorical flow of the list dies without it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on February 07, 2008, 10:17:43 AM
Tee hee, simple things like the Oxford Comma! If appreciation of it does your heart good, here's an example for anyone who's never heard of it (like I hadn't) but doesn't feel like looking it up (like I did):

Not using the Oxford Comma:

My favorite foods are filet mignon, a thick port wine, cream cheese and peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches.

Reason why it is awkward:

That last part - do I like sandwich = peanutbutter + creamcheese + jelly? Or do I like creamcheese + (peanutbutter + jelly sandwiches)? Or weirder, is it (creamcheese + peanutbutter) + (jelly sandwiches)? It's an algebra problem. That Oxford Comma does for the sentence what parenthases do for algebra.

With the Oxford Comma:

My favorite foods are filet mignon, a thick port wine, cream cheese, and peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches.

Now you know. I do like cream cheese, but not in my peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 07, 2008, 02:47:28 PM
The Five G's:
-snip-

What about the H?

for horse porn
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 07, 2008, 03:40:56 PM
Finding out that the Oxford Comma has an official name.

Good-natured insult wars with friends who can actually fight back.

Tasteful, well-done nude photography.

Bass guitar.

When all my kittens lump all over each other and sleep in a PILE on one end of the couch.

Getting back in touch with old friends and finding out that nothing's changed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LittleLostThief on February 07, 2008, 03:49:00 PM
The Three F's

Fighting, Feasting, Fucking

Sadly probably in that order.

All of which could be found in Amtgard back when it was cool and less family oriented.  Whatever happened to the days of underage drinking and promiscuous sex?  I still remember, at seventeen years old, being handed a cup of half orange juice half everclear.  "What's in this?" I foolishly asked.  "Yeah, it's good for you." was of course the answer.  I thought someone set me on fire.  I couldn't even feel the air going into or out of my lungs.  I thought I was going to die.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on February 07, 2008, 03:52:51 PM
People who love the Oxford Comma. You are all a bunch of perfectionist, over-thinking nutheads. And I love you for it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on February 07, 2008, 03:59:20 PM
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 07, 2008, 05:39:38 PM
The Three F's

Fighting, Feasting, Fucking

Sadly probably in that order.

No, feasting comes after the fucking.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 07, 2008, 05:51:33 PM
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Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on February 07, 2008, 08:46:52 PM
DELICIOUS FOODS

NOM NOM NOM
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on February 07, 2008, 10:23:21 PM
Fish

Quote
> eat fish
you see no fish to eat

> :weeps like a non-fish having baby
A dark-skinned purple-eyed man weeps like a non-fish having baby.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maybe42or54 on February 07, 2008, 11:59:10 PM
Your board signatures.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on February 08, 2008, 12:33:38 AM


Tasteful, well-done nude photography.



Dirty, raunchy, nasty, illegal in some states, porno.

(Come on, I know a lot of you OOC, and a lot of you spend atleast 77% of your time rubbing one out under the keyboard...be it with MUDSEX or porno.....dont deny it)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on February 08, 2008, 12:45:34 AM


Tasteful, well-done nude photography.



Dirty, raunchy, nasty, illegal in some states, porno.

(Come on, I know a lot of you OOC, and a lot of you spend atleast 77% of your time rubbing one out under the keyboard...be it with MUDSEX or porno.....dont deny it)

I dunno if crazy-explicit awesome porno qualifies as an 'ordinary thing,' though, bro. It's pretty damn extraordinary.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on February 08, 2008, 12:51:29 AM
The smell of oranges (which -always- makes me think of Christmas).

Finding a dollar in the laundry.

Petting the cat when he's lying in the sun and his fur is all warm.

A nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe...  they're so perky, I love that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on February 08, 2008, 01:48:05 AM
Subtly placed movie quotes.  ;)

Laser mice.

Public restrooms with the complete no-touch system: automated water, soap, dryer or paper towel dispenser, and no doors.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on February 08, 2008, 09:54:34 AM


Tasteful, well-done nude photography.



Dirty, raunchy, nasty, illegal in some states, porno.

(Come on, I know a lot of you OOC, and a lot of you spend atleast 77% of your time rubbing one out under the keyboard...be it with MUDSEX or porno.....dont deny it)

I dunno if crazy-explicit awesome porno qualifies as an 'ordinary thing,' though, bro. It's pretty damn extraordinary.

A year ago 9% of the entire internet was nothing but porn. Its grown since then I am sure.

Its as common these days as toilet paper, especially in Houston Texas. My friends from Kansas and Colorado who live here now joke about how where they are from a porn store was a big event, and here we literally have two every square mile, even in the suburbs.

Edited to add: This is not an advertisement for Texas....I know atleast half you just went.......think (excitied as his/her eyes grow wide) Texas sounds great, I wonder if I could move there............
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on February 08, 2008, 11:39:01 AM
Those extremely delicious little lines men get in the muscles over their hip bones.

 ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 08, 2008, 11:41:38 AM
Those extremely delicious little lines men get in the muscles over their hip bones.

 ;D

Oh! Yes, yes, yes... but those are extraordinary IMHO.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on February 08, 2008, 11:45:09 AM
I like the feeling I get when I listen to Queen's "It's a Kind of Magick" and "Who Wants to Live Forever."

I love the feeling of cruising over a sharp drop in a road just a bit too fast, where it feels like you've left your stomach behind for a moment.

I love the feeling of wet sand and mud between my toes, and the sun on my back.

I love sneaking peeks at Christmas presents, and being absolutely meticulous in the procedure, so it leaves no trace.

I like people watching at sports events.  I give a fuck about the sport, but I love how in to it the spectators get.

I love watching my monitor through a veil of smoke as several players sit around a table and just discuss things, while they smoke.

I love the laughter of my SO when I'm caught pronouncing things that a character or NPC is saying so I can get the feel and expression correct in text.

I love the feeling of a kudos.  Not just to me, or from me, but from anyone to anyone... the thought that a player is willing to let someone know that they have done well warms me within.

I love the sound of the death bing.  I love the smile of the mantis.

Above all, I love the fact that we're a community.  We don't all get along, we don't all agree, but most of us do work for the betterment of the environment that we all have grown to love.  We aren't just a bunch of quarrelling, bickering nation states, bent on controlling the last natural resources of... sorry, Fallout flashback there.  We aren't all dicks.


"I love you guys, man!"
"Man, shut the fuck up, man.  Why you always gotta ruin the moment?"
"Fuck you!"
-Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on February 08, 2008, 11:50:50 AM
I just realized that I'm a total sucker for methodology, as applied to the mud or anything else in my life.

*GEEK*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on February 08, 2008, 12:09:08 PM
I like the feeling I get when I listen to Queen's "It's a Kind of Magick" and "Who Wants to Live Forever."


Me, too. :)


Added to that, I love that... "nostalgic memory feeling" you get sometimes when a certain song comes on the radio.

I love it when you've daydreamed about a thing happening... and it does.

I like the hair at the nape of a man's neck, especially if it's like little duck curls.

The first bite of pizza.

When someone mentions loving a book you love, especially when that turns into a long conversation about more of the same.

Three point shots that swoosh, and beautiful dishes that result in points.

Bruce Lee movies.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on February 08, 2008, 12:25:06 PM
Those extremely delicious little lines men get in the muscles over their hip bones.

 ;D

Oh! Yes, yes, yes... but those are extraordinary IMHO.

Yah, gotta be mighty lean for those to show up. Hmm, I have a new challenge! ;)

To add to the list

watching good TV shows like Heroes, Rome, or Lost on DVD, without commercials.  :D

freshly ground coffee brewed in a french press

sleeping in on Saturday after a long ass work week

living in NYC where it all happens first

Listening to Lateralus by TOOL on my system

my kitteh purring and wearing the kitteh smile after playing or pets

physical activity in all its glorious forms that makes me sweat

showering and eating (especially winterless' cooking) afterwards
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on February 08, 2008, 12:57:49 PM
freshly ground coffee brewed in a french press

this.

also, having a cat curled up by your feet and a dog by your side while you're reading a book in bed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on February 08, 2008, 01:32:17 PM
(Here it comes, I have one of those "sides")

I like the way my pets are always happy to see me, no matter what. When I get home, when I call them over to pet them, I dont even have to do anything, and the little fuckers are just happy to see me. They literally get beside themselves with joy, if I show them the slightest bit of attention. Its like having a little person that will never betray you, and that will always love you...They just make me feel good about myself.



Now, to throw out something a bit more "me"...

Making my wife eat a load, when I tell her I'm not going to cum in her mouth this time....(She always falls for this)....and it is always just as funny as it was the first time. Its protein, its good for her.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on February 08, 2008, 01:38:03 PM
(Here it comes, I have one of those "sides")

I like the way my pets are always happy to see me, no matter what. When I get home, when I call them over to pet them, I dont even have to do anything, and the little fuckers are just happy to see me. They literally get beside themselves with joy, if I show them the slightest bit of attention. Its like having a little person that will never betray you, and that will always love you...They just make me feel good about myself.



Now, to throw out something a bit more "me"...

Making my wife eat a load, when I tell her I'm not going to cum in her mouth this time....(She always falls for this)....and it is always just as funny as it was the first time. Its protein, its good for her.

James, that protein comment is so gross.

And beside I only pretend to act surprised you jerk.  Also, I don't think anyone wants to hear about that.

It involves me and I don't even want to hear about it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on February 08, 2008, 01:41:04 PM
(Here it comes, I have one of those "sides")

I like the way my pets are always happy to see me, no matter what. When I get home, when I call them over to pet them, I dont even have to do anything, and the little fuckers are just happy to see me. They literally get beside themselves with joy, if I show them the slightest bit of attention. Its like having a little person that will never betray you, and that will always love you...They just make me feel good about myself.



Now, to throw out something a bit more "me"...

Making my wife eat a load, when I tell her I'm not going to cum in her mouth this time....(She always falls for this)....and it is always just as funny as it was the first time. Its protein, its good for her.

James, that protein comment is so gross.

And beside I only pretend to act surprised you jerk.  Also, I don't think anyone wants to hear about that.

It involves me and I don't even want to hear about it.

You know you like it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 08, 2008, 01:48:32 PM
GOD DAMN YOU I CANT STOP LAUGHING
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on February 08, 2008, 01:49:31 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Seeker on February 08, 2008, 01:53:20 PM
"White Rantarri"..... indeed.



Seeker
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on February 08, 2008, 01:56:08 PM
Quote
"White Rantarri"..... indeed.


Well, there always was a reputation for stealth...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on February 08, 2008, 02:56:23 PM
"White Rantarri"..... indeed.



Seeker

 :o

Ahaha.  Haha, I can't believe I just read that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on February 08, 2008, 03:40:08 PM
Wow. Totally not what I was expecting to see in this thread. I was all like.. peppermint patties, the smell of just-fried bacon on Sunday morning, watching a full moon rise in mid-summer, finding a couple of dollars in my pockets when I go to do the laundry, that kind of thing.

I am now ruined for life.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on February 08, 2008, 04:00:16 PM
Wow. Totally not what I was expecting to see in this thread. I was all like.. peppermint patties, the smell of just-fried bacon on Sunday morning, watching a full moon rise in mid-summer, finding a couple of dollars in my pockets when I go to do the laundry, that kind of thing.

Along those lines... this isn't exactly ordinary for me, but if I was inclined to get up so early every day it could be:

Walking across my alma mater's campus at dawn. The way the sun hits the trees, grass, and sculptures, along with the sheen of morning dew across everything makes it otherworldly beautiful.

Then again, I was usually on an all-nighter when experiencing this, so maybe a healthy dose of sleep deprivation was contributing. ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on February 08, 2008, 04:40:11 PM
Waking up too early in  the morning is always beautiful long as your body can tolerate it.

Long, sleepless nights are also priceless as long as the reason you are staying up late is not something depressing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 08, 2008, 07:02:51 PM
Those extremely delicious little lines men get in the muscles over their hip bones.

 ;D

Oh! Yes, yes, yes... but those are extraordinary IMHO.

Yah, gotta be mighty lean for those to show up. Hmm, I have a new challenge! ;)

So going to enjoy watching them show up. ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LittleLostThief on February 08, 2008, 07:12:54 PM
I love the laughter of my SO when I'm caught pronouncing things that a character or NPC is saying so I can get the feel and expression correct in text.

I never realized before until I played Armageddon with other people in the same room... but I do the same thing.  Not always, but sometimes, I say the things I'm typing for my character to say out loud.  Does that make me psychotic... especially if I never realized this on my own?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: psionic fungus on February 09, 2008, 02:18:14 PM
I don't know if -that- makes you psychotic... But you are.

Also, I appreciate psychosis, because crazy people are more funner.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Raesanos on February 09, 2008, 06:14:25 PM
I never realized before until I played Armageddon with other people in the same room... but I do the same thing.  Not always, but sometimes, I say the things I'm typing for my character to say out loud.  Does that make me psychotic... especially if I never realized this on my own?

Nothing makes Armageddon more satisfying for me than inspiring psychosis.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on June 27, 2008, 11:26:27 AM
THIS THREAD.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on June 27, 2008, 12:19:40 PM
Pulling out a copy of Dungeon Keeper Gold and sitting down for two days straight and playing through every level again realizing that I don't remember.  But I do after I do each piece.

Kisses and hugs from my kids.  Nothing makes me feel better than my -almost- two year old daughter wrapping her arms around me and giving me a hug.  Or my three year old son hugging me and saying 'I wuv you dada.'

Sitting down to nice and quiet on the the two days a month my ex has my kids and relaxing, watching a movie I want to watch and having a glass of wine.

Smoking a cigarette after sex.  (This I will miss the most when I quit Belgoikiss...seriously...this will be the hardest for me probably)

Having sex in a place where you might get caught.  Like while driving down the interstate.  That was fun.  And we did get caught.

Standing in the rain for no good reason, other than the quiet and peace because no one else will come bother you while your in the rain.

Getting a new car.

Boobs.  I <3 Boobs.

Flirting with someone to the point of arousal on both parties even though both of you know you won't be having sex, ever.  It just makes both people feel good.

Driving the speed of 'OMG'.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 27, 2008, 12:38:07 PM
Those extremely delicious little lines men get in the muscles over their hip bones.

 ;D

Oh! Yes, yes, yes... but those are extraordinary IMHO.

Yah, gotta be mighty lean for those to show up. Hmm, I have a new challenge! ;)

I see them on skinny kids, and extremely ripped people... Let me go check the mirror real fast... Nah, I don't got them, but jesus women, is having a six pack not enough? Flat abs?

Women are almost as picky as me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 27, 2008, 01:24:50 PM
Standing in the rain for no good reason, other than the quiet and peace because no one else will come bother you while your in the rain.

Driving the speed of 'OMG'.

Yes, and yes.

Those extremely delicious little lines men get in the muscles over their hip bones.

 ;D

Oh! Yes, yes, yes... but those are extraordinary IMHO.

Yah, gotta be mighty lean for those to show up. Hmm, I have a new challenge! ;)

I see them on skinny kids, and extremely ripped people... Let me go check the mirror real fast... Nah, I don't got them, but jesus women, is having a six pack not enough? Flat abs?

Women are almost as picky as me.

A six pack is good, but those money lines... pfft... damn *fans herself*.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on June 27, 2008, 01:28:56 PM
Driving the speed of 'OMG'.
This I do often. Only, with me, it is usually 'OMFG'.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 27, 2008, 02:30:09 PM
A six pack is good, but those money lines... pfft... damn *fans herself*.

Damn right, sistah, damn right.

I appreciate younger siblings who have just gotten their driver's licenses and all the errands you can get them to do for you because they're still having fun driving around all day long.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on June 27, 2008, 09:20:36 PM
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This.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 29, 2008, 08:11:09 PM
The smell of onions and garlic simmering in olive oil.

The sensuous color, flavor, and texture of avocado.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on June 29, 2008, 08:15:40 PM
The smell of onions and garlic simmering in olive oil.

The sensuous color, flavor, and texture of avocado.

Those are two very amazing things to appreciate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FiveDisgruntledMonkeysWit on June 29, 2008, 09:22:49 PM
When you wake up in the middle of the night, and flip your pillow over, and lay your cheek down on the cool side. Mmm.

Oh, also, hard ice cream. Had it for the first time in a solid year last night, and it was like I was six again.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on June 29, 2008, 10:07:42 PM
A nice, tall glass of cold milk on a hot day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on June 29, 2008, 10:09:55 PM
A nice, tall glass of cold milk on a hot day.

With ice cubes in it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 29, 2008, 10:19:32 PM
Milk chocolate and almonds.

Do you really put ice cubes in your milk, Vessol?  It would be like drinking skim milk.  Watery.  Ew.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on June 29, 2008, 10:20:48 PM
When you wake up in the middle of the night, and flip your pillow over, and lay your cheek down on the cool side. Mmm.

That's also one of my favorites.

I like the sound of raindrops on car windows while driving...
A drink of cold water after brushing my teeth; its freezing.
The sound of an air conditioner at night.
The smell of biscuits cooking.
The sound of a keyboard clicking softly... hear it?


Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on June 29, 2008, 10:25:43 PM
Milk chocolate and almonds.

Do you really put ice cubes in your milk, Vessol?  It would be like drinking skim milk.  Watery.  Ew.

Yeah, milks tastes odd to me if I don't have icecubes in it. It tastes a bit like skim milk which isn't that bad, but everyone else in my house prefers 2%, so I just make-do with my ice-cubes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on June 29, 2008, 10:28:44 PM
Music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 29, 2008, 11:24:46 PM
Swing dancing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Delstro on June 29, 2008, 11:29:48 PM
I love the sound of my own breathing underwater.
I love when cats lick my hair.
I love the taste of grape gatorade after running 12+ miles at a quick pace.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on June 30, 2008, 01:00:40 AM
I appreciate that I checked to see that I have 'money lines' and realising I have them. Awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eukelade on June 30, 2008, 01:04:53 AM
Sitting in the hot tub and then jumping in the swimming pool.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 30, 2008, 01:06:41 AM
The sensuous color, flavor, and texture of avocado.

Puke green, bland, and slimy?

 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 30, 2008, 01:27:04 AM
The sensuous color, flavor, and texture of avocado.

Puke green, bland, and slimy?

 8)

Only the ones from grocery stores in the lower 48 taste like that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 30, 2008, 05:04:59 AM
Milk chocolate and almonds.

Do you really put ice cubes in your milk, Vessol?  It would be like drinking skim milk.  Watery.  Ew.

I do this, but drink the milk before the ice can really melt at all. Super cold milk = good milk.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: evil_erdlu on June 30, 2008, 07:17:09 AM
Downloading Prince of Persia I and playing it.
Spending the whole day with your cellphone turned off in a park, with your 1.5-years-old nephew, unaware of the world's troubles.
Spending the whole day with your cellphone turned off in the beach with your wife, in the cafe 100 metres ahead roses and cake and the gift waiting for your first anniversary.
Massaging your momma'a back and feeling it actually eases her pain. (Yea yea.. I'm a momma's boy or whatever degrading term you use for that...)
Apple hookah + apple tea.
Sage tea + a slice of lemon + 3 pieces of clove.
Making your nephew call her mother 'carburator lid' instead of 'mom' after working on it for about an hour. Trying to make her revert back to the phrase 'mom', in vain. (she'll kill me!)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on June 30, 2008, 07:45:04 AM
That little smile my daughter gets when I tuck her into bed and give her a kiss on the head.
A tall glass of iced tea in the middle of a gorgeous day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 30, 2008, 09:20:30 AM
I appreciate that I checked to see that I have 'money lines' and realising I have them. Awesome.

>.>  <.<  >.>  ^_^

Hot. Well, those lines are anyway.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on June 30, 2008, 09:23:10 AM
I appreciate that I checked to see that I have 'money lines' and realising I have them. Awesome.

>.>  <.<  >.>  ^_^

Hot. Well, those lines are anyway.

What the fuck are money lines?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 30, 2008, 09:41:54 AM
What the fuck are money lines?

The muscle definition lines that go up from the groin and around the hips of a guy... sometimes girls get them too... but, yeah... more sexy on guys.
(http://media.justjared.com/headlines/2007/05/matthew-mcconaughey-shirtless.jpg) <-- See, right there, on the right. Mmm...

I don't particularly like Matthew McConaughey, but he's the only person that I could think of at the moment that has them.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 30, 2008, 10:05:00 AM
The sensuous color, flavor, and texture of avocado.

Puke green, bland, and slimy?

 8)

Only the ones from grocery stores in the lower 48 taste like that.

Touche.  I actually don't mind avocado, just not so fond of them plain.

My cousin's fiance makes the world's best guacamole.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on June 30, 2008, 10:18:37 AM
The really soft bit of fur under my kittens chin.
Waking up next to my boyfriend and cuddling.
Hot baths.
Cool showers on REALLY hot days.
Hot weather (though that's not very ordinary in the UK)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 30, 2008, 04:18:12 PM
Making your nephew call her mother 'carburator lid' instead of 'mom' after working on it for about an hour. Trying to make her revert back to the phrase 'mom', in vain. (she'll kill me!)

ROFL.

I appreciate the feeling of finishing a difficult task or drawing.

I appreciate blush wines.

I appreciate a strange shadow... it's a genius.

I appreciate the first cup of coffee and cigarette of the morning on my sunny porch with my cactus collection.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: tarsier on July 26, 2008, 04:45:20 PM
Kissing my girlfriend's cheek. Or her tummy. Or anywhere, really.

Curvy girls. (Down with skinniness!)

Funky, thumping, kick-ass basslines. Especially when I'm playing them.

When you're jamming with your band or some other talented musicians, and you just can't stop bobbin' your head.

Being stealthy.

Experimenting with psychedelic drugs.

Poetry.

Nature.

Love.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on July 26, 2008, 06:54:36 PM
Being halfway through a twelve-hour shift and not minding it because you don't hate your job.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on July 26, 2008, 07:21:15 PM
Being halfway through a twelve-hour shift and not minding it because you don't hate your job.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on July 26, 2008, 07:40:24 PM
My daughter has this certain giggle I am lucky to get out of her at all and only from tickles. It is the best.

Having my own place finally after 6 months of struggle

Actually realizing I can't control everything when I'm at my breaking point, and that peaceful feeling when I do.

Visitors at my new shack

Ice cubes in milk FTW!

Sleeping in my own bed after 4 months of cots, couches and floors

Private Messages
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on July 26, 2008, 07:41:34 PM
When you wake up in the middle of the night, and flip your pillow over, and lay your cheek down on the cool side. Mmm.
This.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on July 26, 2008, 09:34:42 PM
Living with my husband and two of our best friends in a place so laid back that all our friends call it rehab because they come here to relax and be a better person.

Good books about people who do bad things.

Spiders from afar (they creep me out up close, but looking up and watching them hangout in webs on trees and shit is cool)

Gardens with hidden trails, shady trees and tiny ponds.

Walking through the woods alone around dusk.

My four-thing bundle that makes friday fun: pepsi, basic menthols, taco bell, and a good few hours watching cartoons.

Long phone calls to old friends and distant family.

The rare hand-written letter I get. I always keep them, because it means a lot that someone took the time to write it and go through the process of mailing it.

Roses, ivy, and beautiful nights with clear skies, vivid stars and a full moon.

Books about Egypt, specials about Egypt, learning anything about Egypt, really.

And lots of other stuff, not the least of which being poetry and music and my husband.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on July 26, 2008, 09:41:18 PM
Lager beer.

Rocking out in the car.

The Office.

The Arma players I talk to. You know who you are, and you are all epic human beings.

Sea Arrrrgh protests.

Dark literature.

My quad-core processor (lulz).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on July 26, 2008, 09:54:11 PM
A good, solid visit to the john.  With reading material.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on July 26, 2008, 10:04:11 PM
Sleep.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 26, 2008, 10:14:51 PM
Walking through the woods alone around dusk.

Practicing backstab on people who do this regularly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Riev on July 26, 2008, 10:14:58 PM
Having a job.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: NoteworthyFellow on July 27, 2008, 08:41:00 AM
My cat, the friendliest adopted stray ever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aruven on July 27, 2008, 12:15:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJD0Eall4Dw&feature=related            <-------------- Being a rebel -

My one year old brother who smiles and says 'uh-oh' whenever he sees me -

My cool as cat named floyd, who is just straight chill and always purrs and wakes me up in the morning.

A vanilla sky - or amber sunset

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: vandamme on July 27, 2008, 12:27:01 PM


Really....

I -LOVE- Bitchy women
and
makeup sex

    um.....
Starting fights for makeup sex.....
truth....

making fun of dumb ass people

Getting yelled at by my girlfriend for making fun of dumb ass people.
.......make up sex.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on July 27, 2008, 12:46:51 PM
Having over a minute of compile spam fly up the screen and end with 0 errors and 0 warnings

One and a Half year old baby telling me where mine and hers eyes, nose, and mouth all are.

Flank steak, grilled, rubbed with spices and crafted into fajitas.

High quality sushi,  Fatty tuna  lightly grilled so the tuna fat lingers on your lips.

Feisty trout on a light fly rod.

An good swim in the morning

Getting into an unspoken, unmentioned race with that other guy at the pool who has some swimming experience, and beating him.

Experimental homebrew.

Planning something (like a new brewing rig) and deliberately minimizing costs, and effort because you know if you are honest in the planning stage you will bag it for being too complex/costly, and you really want to do it that way, so you know that the only way to do it is to get in over your eyeballs, and make your sunk costs so large that you can't bear to abandon the project.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on July 27, 2008, 05:04:58 PM
Having over a minute of compile spam fly up the screen and end with 0 errors and 0 warnings

Sad, but so true.

A good swim in the morning
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 28, 2008, 11:12:14 AM
A really good book. The kind you just cant wait for your eyes to stop hurting so you can pick it up again.

Camping. There is just something about camping, even though I havent been in years, that just feels right. I probably couldnt enjoy it as much now, I think the major draw to it for me was being a child, and being able to live a carefree life camping and not worrying about anything. With all of the things to worry about now as an adult, I dont think I would be able to enjoy it nearly as much, which is kind of depressing.

Talking with my wife about..."When we win the lottery." Sure we know we are never going to win, but its still funny to talk about all of the pointless things we would spend $50 mil on.

Hating my wife's dog. I really do hate that dog, and no matter how much I tell it to get its fat black arse off me, it still tries to snuggle up to me every day. I hate this creature, and for some reason it loves me, its a wierd but sort of comforting thing. Strange, I know.

Brussel Sprouts. (I have liked these since I was a kid, still do.)

Finding money in my pockets I forgot I had. This happens maybe once every few years, and its usually only like $5 - $10. But its still cool to say..."Oh, cool, forgot I had that there."...Sometimes I wish I was less organized so I could randomly do things like this more often.

My wife rehearsing the entire script of "Old Greg", for every character, randomly when we are in the car. (Just go Youtube "Old Greg", you will see what I mean)

Childhood friends. You will never have friends as good as those you had as a kid. The very few friends I have made as an adult are good buddies sure...But I have a select group of childhood friends I know I could call with..."Man, I need you to help me get rid of this body."...And they would do it, and I would do it for them. Childhood friends are the best. (Meaning no insult to any of you guys that are my friends that I didnt grow up with, but lets face the facts, you would probably turn me in if I came to you with a body)

The feeling you get when you make a 3-point shot in basketball. I might play basketball once every couple of years, if that. I am horrible at this sport, and in general I dont like it, probably because I am horrible. It just feels good to make a 3-point shot though, for that short instant a part of you goes..."If I worked hard enough, I could be the next Michael Jordan."...and then you remember you are a silly white kid, and go back inside to MUD.

Apocalypse movies/books.  Am I the only one that sits around and kind of has feel good joy joy emotions when I think about the collapse of society? Am I?




Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 28, 2008, 12:55:11 PM
I think it has the potential to be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2008, 01:54:47 PM
This thread and almost every thing said on it...

In no particular order:
Holding your children for the first time after they are born

Waking up next to the one you love

Falling asleep next to said person

A chilled beer on a hot summer day

Drinking red wine from plastic cups on cool nights camping at the lake

Grey Goose & water with a lemon and a lime after a long day's work

Flipping your pillow over for the cool side

A cigarette and coffee at sunrise (makes me wanna start smoking again)

The smell and sound of clove cigarettes late at night

nights when I lived with Kronibus we would sit out on the porch and shoot the shit for hours and hours over a half a pack of cloves

midnight phone calls from crying friends (the idea that they know you will answer, always trust you with their deepest darkest problems and secrets

The sound my yahoo IM makes when I get a email form my armageddon email acct.

Seeing an email from the IMMs that you have been waiting for

Said yahoo sound when you know it is an App Approval.

Playing a dwarf that accomplishes his focus.

A ranger taming his first wild mount

Finding a new secret place in the wild that neither your PC or you the player knew about before

That secret play you always went when you were a kid and wanted to be or play alone

Taking your "first love" to that secret place

Puppy love

That one person that you know you will never really get over.

Seeing the mantis head and being happy about it, knowing it was the best character/RP experience you ever had, and dieing well.

My first APM (i miss you Ourla, Ghost, FuSoYa, BeBop, DesertMan, Bogre, Taloc, Mrs. Taloc, Sephiroto, Ender)
   P.S.  I hope one of you have taught Bogre some piloting skills since then ;)

Memories that will ever fade.


Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on July 28, 2008, 01:58:11 PM
Last weekend was full of ordinary things to appreciate:


Shooting automatic weapons is probably not so ordinary...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 28, 2008, 02:51:59 PM
Last weekend was full of ordinary things to appreciate:

  • Staying in touch with really old friends
  • Visiting really old friends and reminiscing
  • Eating a delicious steak
  • Drinking good whiskey
  • Smoking a nice cigar

Shooting automatic weapons is probably not so ordinary...

It is if you live in deep East Texas as a kid.

And yes, its something to appriciate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on July 28, 2008, 03:11:59 PM
Last weekend was full of ordinary things to appreciate:

  • Staying in touch with really old friends
  • Visiting really old friends and reminiscing
  • Eating a delicious steak
  • Drinking good whiskey
  • Smoking a nice cigar

Shooting automatic weapons is probably not so ordinary...

It is if you live in deep East Texas as a kid.

And yes, its something to appriciate.

It's my belief that beer comes in glass bottles for one specific reason..

Shotguns.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 28, 2008, 03:17:01 PM
Last weekend was full of ordinary things to appreciate:

  • Staying in touch with really old friends
  • Visiting really old friends and reminiscing
  • Eating a delicious steak
  • Drinking good whiskey
  • Smoking a nice cigar

Shooting automatic weapons is probably not so ordinary...

It is if you live in deep East Texas as a kid.

And yes, its something to appriciate.

It's my belief that beer comes in glass bottles for one specific reason..

Shotguns.

Watermelons are good for this too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on July 28, 2008, 03:30:41 PM
I liked shooting opossum and 'dillos off the porch for shits and giggles.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on July 28, 2008, 03:31:45 PM
Last weekend was full of ordinary things to appreciate:

  • Staying in touch with really old friends
  • Visiting really old friends and reminiscing
  • Eating a delicious steak
  • Drinking good whiskey
  • Smoking a nice cigar

Shooting automatic weapons is probably not so ordinary...

It is if you live in deep East Texas as a kid.

And yes, its something to appriciate.

It's my belief that beer comes in glass bottles for one specific reason..

Shotguns.

Watermelons are good for this too.

A high power hunting rifle into a milk jug full of water is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 28, 2008, 03:52:11 PM
A high powered hunting rifle is fun for jugs of water...Sawed off shotgun, it doesnt get much more fun than that.

I knew a rich fellow in East Texas who owned his own construction company.

All he had to do was sit around his extremely nice HUGE house on his ranch in the middle of no where, and let the money come in.

His house and yard were both immaculate, aside from one corner on his back porch.


He has one of those wrap around porches, with a support post going from the ground to the overhang roof spaced every ten feet or so.


He had windows all the way around his house as well.

So, he set up a squirrel feeder on the banister of his wrap around porch, right outside of a set of draw back double windows in his living room.

He kept a scatter gun sitting next to this window.

Randomly, as squirrels would come in from the woods behind his house and then make thier way up to the plastic squirrel feeder, he would ease over to the window, take up his shotgun, open one of the draw back panes of glass, and blast a squirrel with a 12 gauge, maybe six to eight feet away, and he used double and triple grade buckshot...not bird/squirrel shot.

Now, that is funny, and it did make me laugh. The best part was, he would curse when he "accidentally" managed to explode these plastic squirrel feeders (he was surprisingly good at not hitting them actually) and have to go buy another one, and that one corner post of his beautiful house was completely destroyed from years of getting hit with buckshot.

Eccentric/bored rich people ftw.


This same man would also buy a new truck every couple of years. Those big gas guzzling extended cab..."my weiner is bigger than yours"...trucks.  You know, 40 - 50 K investments.

He would take a sledge hammer to the dealership with him, after purchasing the truck, before ever taking it off the lot he would walk around to the tail gate with his sledge hammer, and knock a fist sized hole in the back of the tail gate.

Of course the question is..."WHY!!!?!?!?!?!"...He would always respond..."Now, when it gets scratched, I wont really care that much, best to just get it out of the way." In a strange way, that made a lot of sense.

I know its hard to believe, but this man was also a heavy drinker.

I once had the pleasure of watching him take one of those large metal rent-a-kegs, you know the ones that hold like 50 gallons of compressed beer for parties? He set one of those up on the blade of a bull dozer and shot at it with a 270 hollow point.

Now, you would be expecting this thing to spray beer like crazy wouldnt you? Highly compressed liquid happiness just squirting like mad out of the side of the hole in this metal keg.

Well it didnt, the man was quiet drunk, and not a great aim anyways with a rifle, and he shot at the keg, missed it, hit the bull dozer blade to make the shot bounce off and bust the glass out of our foreman's personal vehicle.

We took the gun away from him for the night after that.

I will always be dissapointed that I didnt get to see what it would actually do to that keg.

I keep editing to add more stories I keep thinking of...as much as I hated working road construction, the people were very entertaining, especially the drunk ones, which were almost all of them, every night.

I also saw my good friend/boss/owner of the company try to Bar-B-Q for us all one night out on the job site. He was good on a BBQ grill, sober, sadly, you didnt catch him sober very often.

His ice chest leaked in the back of his truck on the way out to the job site, the water from the ice chest made the charcoal in its paper bag damp during the trip in the bed of his truck, so he arrived with a bag full of wet charcoal.

Its hard to make wet charcoal burn, its much harder to make wet charcoal burn using a drunk's intuition.

So the obvious solution was to dump the charcoal in the grill, and then pour over half a canister of lighter fluid into the grill. Now, most people would stand back and toss a match into it right? Sure they would, its the safe/sane thing to do. But a real man casually takes the cigarette out of his mouth as he stands over the grill and drops it into the coals directly infront of him.

He wasnt horribly burned, but the change from "Badass Rich Griller" to "Running Staggering Screaming Laughed At Drunk Guy" was instant.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: tarsier on July 28, 2008, 04:05:14 PM
That is a rad story.

Admittedly, though, I'm a little disturbed about the squirrels.


PS - That doesn't count as ordinary. Oh, no.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on July 28, 2008, 04:08:17 PM
What, never had squirrel nuggets? Squirrel stew? Hell, granted that the buck shot left anything of the critters, you could make some nice eats oughta that. I doubt there was much left though..

Reminds me of the time a guy I know shot his wife's rat terrier with an elephant gun.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on July 28, 2008, 04:10:49 PM
That should happen to all rat terriers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 28, 2008, 04:12:47 PM
What, never had squirrel nuggets? Squirrel stew? Hell, granted that the buck shot left anything of the critters, you could make some nice eats oughta that. I doubt there was much left though..

Reminds me of the time a guy I know shot his wife's rat terrier with an elephant gun.

He didnt eat the squirrels, he was too lazy to clean them, if anything was even left to really clean. His dogs would always rush up and eat them when they heard the shots.

Rat terrier with an elephant gun? LMFAO

Thats great.

I know a guy who killed a dog with a sword. My old sword I left at his house actually. Yes, he is one of your fellow Arm players, I wont tell you which one. He still has this sword that I have never gone to reclaim, he calls it, honest to God, Dog-Slayer.

Granted, the dog was a starving mangy obviously diseased stray that was suffering, and the death was quick and considering the circumstances kind of a merciful thing to do. But lets be honest, he did it because it was funny, and you just dont get the chance to kill something with a sword very often. I spend a lot of time wishing I could have been there to see that.

The only thing that could have made it better was watching the sword break, but it was made by my Great Uncle, so I'm pretty sure its not carbide or whatever most swords are made out of, I think its really steel, its heavy I know, but I'm not certain. Anyways, there is a Tok killer among us, beware.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on July 28, 2008, 04:15:33 PM
Oh god Texas.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 28, 2008, 04:17:53 PM
Oh god Texas.

You have no idea.

The vast majority of our populace is nothing like the wild stories you hear, we are relatively normal.

But I can vouch that atleast three of the people on this board, all came from the small pockets of society where shit like this happens constantly.

Hell, one of our favorite past times is shooting shit, mine still would be, if I didnt live in the city limits now.

I like shooting/blowing up things.

Hell, its entertaining.

I looked forward to the 4th of July every year, not because I like to watch the pretty fireworks, but because I liked to take them all apart, dump the powder from everything I could get my hands on into a Folgers coffee can, put the lid on it, then shoot it with a .22 rifle.


Did you ever see Joe Dirt? Where they pour gasoline into that bucket, then shoot roman candles into it? He didnt make that up. We were doing it for years as kids before that movie came out. But we used gasoline, and shotguns fired into 50 gallon drums. (The drums werent full, but we needed the bullets going through a metal exterior to cause the heated spark to ignite our glorious fireballs)

I remember when I was 10 or 11 years old I got my ass tore up by my grandmother for taking apart about $30 in rifle/shotgun ammunition, pouring all of the powder (which is quiet a bit of powder considering $30 worth of ammo is over 50 shells easy) into a piece of PVC pipe and then trying to figure out a way to light it....I couldnt quiet get down making a home made fuse....I almost blew myself up that time.

The worst part is, after I got my ass beat, my hick uncle took my "never finished" pipe bomb, stuck it up on a fence post, and shot it with a 30/30. The explosion was anti-climactic, sort of just fizzle of black smoke and very little fire....I was really hoping for more out of that creation.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on July 29, 2008, 04:22:36 PM
I'm beginning to appreciate my ordinary northwestern upbringing now.   :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 29, 2008, 05:17:05 PM
I'm beginning to appreciate my ordinary northwestern upbringing now.   :o

I think its more of a "little boy" thing really.

All little boys (and some girls) like to shoot things/blow shit up.

Natural instinct.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on July 29, 2008, 05:22:39 PM
I think its more of a "little boy" thing really.

All little boys (and some girls) like to shoot things/blow shit up.

Natural instinct.

Or perfect a torture instrument for helpless insects, right ghost?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on July 30, 2008, 05:22:29 AM
Falling back in touch with old friends and finding out that nothing's changed at all.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on July 30, 2008, 08:52:13 AM
Not working retail.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on July 30, 2008, 09:45:48 AM
Or perfect a torture instrument for helpless insects, right ghost?

flies and ants are not helpless insects they are evil

EVIL
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on July 31, 2008, 03:19:25 PM
I appreciate waking up in the mood to clean, getting a whirlwind of stuff done, and then taking a break for a cold chug of Bolthouse Farm's Perfectly Protein vanilla chai tea and a banana.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on July 31, 2008, 03:36:13 PM
Getting into that dazed out mindset where you just work, but completely are off in another world.

You snap back to reality three hours later and realize you just got a ton of work done, but kind of got lost in your mind doing something else the entire time.

I love it when that happens.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: evil_erdlu on August 10, 2008, 10:34:26 AM
Early afternoon sun + lemonade + brownies
Growling at an idiot customer for fifteen minutes, just because I can and I no longer need his payment
Dancing with my wife at 3am to 'careless whisper' in headphones, just because
Feeling my unborn daughter kick during the dance
Downloading and playing 'Master of Magic' all afternoon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on August 10, 2008, 10:48:39 AM
That ticking feeling your leg muscles undergo after a hard workout.

Not being tired. That doesn't happen often, though.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on August 10, 2008, 01:46:14 PM
That ticking feeling your leg muscles undergo after a hard workout.

That feeling you get from swimming for hours where this is happening to literally almost all the muscles in your legs at the same time.

Eating a huge dinner afterward, too, because swimming works up quite the appetite!

The sound of two ukuleles harmonising.

Anticipating travel.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on August 10, 2008, 07:49:00 PM
Hitting it off really well with someone.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on August 10, 2008, 09:10:59 PM
The sound of two ukuleles harmonising.

WHEN THE DUST
IN YOUR ROOM
COVERS ALL
THAT YOU DO
GET YOURSELF OUTSIDE
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on August 11, 2008, 10:10:38 AM
Male swimmers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rairen on August 11, 2008, 04:09:07 PM
Messing with someone.

Messing with someone... and having it work.  *content sigh*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on August 11, 2008, 05:20:34 PM
Branching skills.

Typing skills and noticing that it takes me three scrolls on my 24inches monitor to see all of my skills.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on August 11, 2008, 05:22:59 PM
Waking up and getting out of bed and not feeling sore/tired/crappy. Man I love those mornings.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on August 11, 2008, 05:56:16 PM
My wife's blowjobs.

No matter how crappy I feel when I wake up, this always gets me going.


The best part of waking up, is...


Well anyways, yeah. Why not.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on August 24, 2008, 05:58:18 PM
Iced tea. God I love iced tea.

Also, those rare moments when studying feels like a treat, rather than a chore. <3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on August 24, 2008, 06:23:31 PM
These.

(http://www.blackcatcigars.com/makersmark.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on August 24, 2008, 06:49:38 PM
A weekend full of Arm-goodness.

I don't appreciate it making the weekend fly by.  >:(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on August 24, 2008, 10:00:38 PM
getting a drawing done

and strangely enough --

doing homework (ALGEBRA, TOO!  what's wrong with me!?)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on August 25, 2008, 08:01:19 AM
Iced tea is a fucking godsend.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on August 25, 2008, 10:09:00 PM
getting a drawing done

and strangely enough --

doing homework (ALGEBRA, TOO!  what's wrong with me!?)

I appreciate savoring the fact that I finished the very last math class of my life last spring.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rairen on August 25, 2008, 11:11:41 PM
Hugs.*sappy smile*

That feeling when you know that in two weeks, something awesome is going to happen and you get to look forward to it throughout, even when work frickin' sucks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on August 26, 2008, 01:11:57 AM
Men with both intelligence and discretion.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on August 26, 2008, 09:43:58 AM
Downloading and playing 'Master of Magic' all afternoon
Finally finishing that uber-powerful artifact and giving it to your uber-powerful hero character in MoM, then watching them go and obliterate some huge monsters.

I love that game so much!  The only thing that came even close to approaching it's glory was the Age of Wonder series (which is very obviously a spiritual sequel to MoM).  Rumor is that Stardock is working on something along that concept now too.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on August 26, 2008, 10:15:50 AM
Men with both intelligence and discretion.

You subtle flirting will get you nowhere I'm afraid.

Though I do appreciate the compliments.

Feel free to PM.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on August 26, 2008, 11:39:47 AM
My 5-year-old daughter asking me to put her hair in pigtails for school.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on August 26, 2008, 11:44:22 AM
My 5-year-old daughter asking me to put her hair in pigtails for school.

Thats cute.

I used to have a niece about that age who would beg me to "Show her how to braid her hair again."

When I moved away she still hadnt quiet got it figgured out. Though I showed her repeatedly.

She would learn it long enough to do it once. Then a few days later she would forget again.

When I took her to martial arts class she would always say..."Show me how to braid my hair again?"

So there I would be, braiding a five year old kids hair for her and trying to explain to her as I did it how you go about it.

She was a cute kid. More tolerable to me because she was a martial arts prodigy with insane balance, speed, and flexibility for a five year old. Given time I could have made her a real badass, she had limitless natural talent. After I moved away her mother wouldnt take her to class anymore, I'm sure all of that raw potential will be wasted on something fucking stupid, like cheerleading or something.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on August 26, 2008, 11:49:49 AM
*snicker* Desertman braids hair *snicker*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on August 26, 2008, 11:53:23 AM
*snicker* Desertman braids hair *snicker*

Bah. Shattup.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on August 27, 2008, 02:34:13 PM

I'm sure all of that raw potential will be wasted on something fucking stupid, like cheerleading or something.

Cheerleading is actually a very physical sport, and you CAN get to college on a scholarship in it.



I have discovered salt and vinegar almonds. Yum.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on August 27, 2008, 02:42:46 PM

I'm sure all of that raw potential will be wasted on something fucking stupid, like cheerleading or something.

Cheerleading is actually a very physical sport, and you CAN get to college on a scholarship in it.



I have discovered salt and vinegar almonds. Yum.

I know.  And you can't get a scholarship for an ACTUAL sport, with ACTUAL valuable real life training included... like, per se, martial fucking arts.

Cheerleading is very physical.  Keeps you in shape.  Yep.  Know when throwing a pompom is going to be useful in a real life situation?  Never.  Unless you get a job juggling fucking sea anemones or something.  Holding a chick up by her crotch might be useful... hmmm.

In fact, I rescind my statement.  I'm going to go write a proposal that my workplace gets mandatory cheerleader training for all employees.  Who knew?  I'm a closet palm sniffer.

Gimme a Z!

Gimme an A!

Gimme a LANTHAS!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on August 27, 2008, 02:44:47 PM
I love not starving. I actually have food in my fridge now. And soup.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on August 27, 2008, 02:54:43 PM
I like receiving a regular paycheck.  There's just something about not wondering if that pizza is from last week or last month that really touches me deep inside, like a priest.

I like having a job which allows you to get tattoos and doesn't flip a hissy about it, and I love tattoo artists who are willing to give you free touch ups for life because you came to them with an idea that they had never even thought of in 20 years of doing ink.

I like screaming at the sky, and feeling all that stress and hate towards what's going on in the world just bleed out for a few moments of serenity.  And I like the feeling of all that rage rushing back in like a tidal wave.

I like spawnloser.

I like Rule 34.

I like pie.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on August 27, 2008, 03:03:58 PM
I like pecan pie.

Fix't.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on August 27, 2008, 03:23:20 PM
I love not starving. I actually have food in my fridge now. And soup.

Are you implying that soup isnt food? Or just that the soup is not in your fridge?  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on August 27, 2008, 03:46:27 PM
I love not starving. I actually have food in my fridge now. And soup.

Are you implying that soup isnt food? Or just that the soup is not in your fridge?  ;D

It's canned soup. You put canned soup in the fridge?  :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on August 27, 2008, 04:12:51 PM

I'm sure all of that raw potential will be wasted on something fucking stupid, like cheerleading or something.

Cheerleading is actually a very physical sport, and you CAN get to college on a scholarship in it.



I have discovered salt and vinegar almonds. Yum.

I know.  And you can't get a scholarship for an ACTUAL sport, with ACTUAL valuable real life training included... like, per se, martial fucking arts.

Cheerleading is very physical.  Keeps you in shape.  Yep.  Know when throwing a pompom is going to be useful in a real life situation?  Never.  Unless you get a job juggling fucking sea anemones or something.  Holding a chick up by her crotch might be useful... hmmm.

In fact, I rescind my statement.  I'm going to go write a proposal that my workplace gets mandatory cheerleader training for all employees.  Who knew?  I'm a closet palm sniffer.

Gimme a Z!

Gimme an A!

Gimme a LANTHAS!

I'm not sure that sports like soccer or basketball teach you many real life lessons either. :-P When it comes to paying less for your kid to go to school, high-horse sport snobbery goes right out the window.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on August 27, 2008, 04:26:15 PM
You're preaching to the converted, sister.  I'm right beside you, in my mini-skirt and pasties.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on August 27, 2008, 04:28:22 PM
When my special lady friend wears her Dove Cool Essentials deodorant, mmmhmm, that's the scent, baby.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on August 27, 2008, 04:50:07 PM
I love not starving. I actually have food in my fridge now. And soup.

Are you implying that soup isnt food? Or just that the soup is not in your fridge?  ;D

It's canned soup. You put canned soup in the fridge?  :o

Yes...

I mean no.

I mean...

Uhhh...

Not while its still in its can!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on August 27, 2008, 10:40:40 PM
A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies [is] her price.
The heart of her husband hath trusted in her, And spoil he lacketh not.


Young's Literal Translation (http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=15).  I'm far from a real Biblical scholar, but it's nice to see things phrased in a very different way (and apparently much closer to the Hebrew or Greek, in a certain sense).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on August 28, 2008, 12:45:31 AM
I like playing guitar with friends in a small room that smells of cheap booze, cigars and cigarettes. (even if I don't smoke myself).

I also love teaching guitar on wednesday nights and being asked why am I wasting my talent being here.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on August 31, 2008, 06:10:53 PM
I like making a girl smile, even if she isn't my girl. Every woman deserves a nice, warm, genuine smile for feeling special, every day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on September 01, 2008, 01:21:52 AM
I like making a girl smile, even if she isn't my girl. Every woman deserves a nice, warm, genuine smile for feeling special, every day.

The world needs more people like you.  The power of a genuine smile can never be underestimated. 

Try it, guys.  You'll see.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on September 01, 2008, 01:45:45 AM
Morning sex, followed by a big bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats. I know I'm always up for breakfast.

Reading good books in bed at night, to get to sleep.

Guitar shredinating.

The Internet. It's got everything you could want, and then a lot of stuff you wish you had never seen.

Overcast, cool, windy Autumn days in West Michigan. It's too hot for me right now!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 01, 2008, 02:43:43 AM
Being so into a story (be it a book, movie, or Armageddon) that you cry or at least come close when a charecter that you like or even hate dies.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on September 03, 2008, 05:53:54 AM
There are few things more satisfying than slamming back a few glasses of ice water when one is thirsty.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 18, 2008, 12:20:58 PM
Doughnuts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on September 18, 2008, 12:22:54 PM
A good apple on a fall day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on September 18, 2008, 12:29:29 PM
Opening up the next new book one of my favorite ongoing series that I had to wait a year or more for.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on September 18, 2008, 09:20:59 PM
Oh. I got a list.

Hip-ass music. Bacon. Boobies. New books. Tickling my children. Tool. Sun tea. Marlboro lights. The flick of a new bic. Bonghits. Bonghits in the morning. Pussy in the morning. Backrubs. New movies. Old movies. Zombie movies. Singing with my children. Driving in the rain. Driving in the sun. Making someone else drive. Bowling. The smell of toast in the morning. Buttery toast. Waking up with a groan then remembering 'no work today!!!!'. Magical mushrooms. Reggae. The Total War series. Lil smokies. Talking circles about religions with religious people, then professing to worship fucking SATAN. Not worshiping fucking Satan. Pay day. Swash-buckling duels with my kids around the house. Fire-flavored Jolly Ranchers. Pink Floyd. Cursing. Boobies. Plundering booty. Bugles(Chips, not brass). No Man's Land Beef Jerky. Driving real real fast. Napping on the job. Bloody Marys. Getting a negative STD test. Smoking herb with a cop. Not seeing cops all day. Colbert. My kids crawling into bed with me in the morning. Summertime. Campfires. Budweiser. Boobies.

And playing Armageddon. HEY STAFF! PUT DOWN YOUR CRACK PIPES AND BEER BONGS AND GET MY ACCOUNT FIXED. IT"S BEEN A FUCKING WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK. :(

-WP has nothing to do after the kids go to bed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on September 18, 2008, 10:19:20 PM
Citrus-Flavored Green Tea <3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on September 21, 2008, 01:21:54 AM
Having the office to myself late at night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on September 21, 2008, 01:34:51 AM
Having a great bit of art shape up phenomonally well.


My dog's head on my feet.

My cat in my lap.

Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on September 21, 2008, 01:36:16 AM
Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.

I enjoy those jokes immensely.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 21, 2008, 01:52:19 AM
Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.

Veggie Tales is your friend!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on September 21, 2008, 04:01:09 AM
Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.

Veggie Tales is your friend!

Actually it was the Witches of Waverly Place.

Dad was giving a lesson on the "Freeze Frame" spell. Invented by Doctor J. Geils.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 21, 2008, 09:14:26 AM
Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.

Veggie Tales is your friend!

Actually it was the Witches of Waverly Place.

Dad was giving a lesson on the "Freeze Frame" spell. Invented by Doctor J. Geils.

*crickets*

Okay, apparently not aimed at my generation. ;)  (Or maybe it is; I'm culturally illiterate.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on September 21, 2008, 11:50:27 AM
An empty house.

An attentive boy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on September 21, 2008, 11:55:09 AM
Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.

Veggie Tales is your friend!

Actually it was the Witches of Waverly Place.

Dad was giving a lesson on the "Freeze Frame" spell. Invented by Doctor J. Geils.

*crickets*

Okay, apparently not aimed at my generation. ;)  (Or maybe it is; I'm culturally illiterate.)

I think I have at -least- ten years on you, if not more.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Agent_137 on September 21, 2008, 12:10:00 PM
Catching a joke on one of my kids' tv shows that was obiously aimed at MY generation.

Veggie Tales is your friend!

Actually it was the Witches of Waverly Place.

Dad was giving a lesson on the "Freeze Frame" spell. Invented by Doctor J. Geils.

don't worry, it's not just you. I get it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on September 21, 2008, 01:12:00 PM
having food
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on September 21, 2008, 02:09:29 PM
Being happy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on September 21, 2008, 09:00:29 PM
Friends to hang out with that help take your mind off of bad situations.

Cannoli.

The San Gannaro Feast in Little Italy.

The AutoMat (http://www.bamnfood.com/)... it's completely cool.

When bums don't try to get naked and chase you through a park trying to grab your ass.

The East Village... it's a very random place and makes me smile.

Parousing "tabacco" smoking devices.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on September 21, 2008, 10:32:51 PM
beefaroni

cartoons

love

arm

the ingenuity that being broke all the time gives me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on September 21, 2008, 10:48:39 PM
Players that make their PC's talk like George Bush's dumb ass. It makes me laugh and gives me a headache at the same time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on September 22, 2008, 01:26:04 AM
Doing something with absolutely no expectations.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 22, 2008, 07:11:41 PM
Homemade fig jam.

Family traditions.

Seeing my cousins.

My younger sister's pregnancy. (First baby for her.)

The fruity, winey smell of the grape harvest.

First official day of autumn.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on September 22, 2008, 07:24:45 PM
When my little girl wants me to sit down to play Guitar Hero so she can sit in my lap and sing her own words to the music. Makes the damned games even more fun for me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 22, 2008, 08:27:35 PM
First official day of autumn.

Oh, is it?

Cooler weather.  I surely did miss it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on September 22, 2008, 08:52:28 PM
First official day of autumn.

I am so psyched. I love autumn. My favorite time of the year. :D

I'm so ready for sweaters, hoodies, hats, bold colors, pretty foliage, yummy smells (pumpkin pie and the like)... Oh, and can't forget my favorite holiday, Halloween, quickly followed by Thanksgiving. Mmm... I want turkey and stuffing.... and pie.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 23, 2008, 01:07:31 PM
Installing TinyFugue on an iPhone.

Taking a beloved character hunting in the southlands.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on September 23, 2008, 01:24:39 PM
I think it's been said before, but...

Theraflu.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on September 23, 2008, 01:32:23 PM
Someone else bringing you lunch when you're overworked.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 23, 2008, 11:01:24 PM
Homemade fig jam.

Best stuff to put on a bagel ever!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 24, 2008, 12:26:57 AM
Homemade fig jam.

I think I harvested my last crop of figs too late.  They sat on the counter for a couple days and then dissolved into little puddles of themselves.

Next year I'll try drying them.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on September 24, 2008, 09:14:53 AM
Homemade damson plum cordial.

WHOO. *eyes water*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on September 30, 2008, 09:04:18 AM
Breakfast biscuit sandwiches.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on September 30, 2008, 09:26:50 AM
Cooking breakfast for people.

Putting really unhealthy stuff in slim-fast under no pretense of it being a healthy meal.

Leftover pasta.

When my mom lets me drive this:

(http://www.shnack.com/photopost/data/547/medium/99gt_convertible_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 30, 2008, 09:32:39 AM

Cooking breakfast for people.


This is the best!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on September 30, 2008, 09:35:22 AM
When other people fail.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on September 30, 2008, 09:43:58 AM
Fathi,

Let's take your mom's car and play Thelma and Louise.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on September 30, 2008, 10:30:20 AM
When my mom lets me drive this:

(http://www.shnack.com/photopost/data/547/medium/99gt_convertible_3.jpg)

Ewww....

Can't agree all the time huh?

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on September 30, 2008, 11:11:46 AM
When other people fail.

I wont lie, sometimes I love to see other people fail. If I dont like them, or they just fit a certain social group that I dont particularly care for, I love to see them fail.

I thought I was wierd or just vindictive but apparently thats a common thing. So I dont feel so wierd anymore. If you have seen..."There Will Be Blood."...The lead character actually says he hates to see other people succeede. Thats not really the -same- thing, but its similar. That must be a pretty common thing though, to enjoy watching other people not succeede.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on September 30, 2008, 12:34:43 PM
Upper body strength.  :-\
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on September 30, 2008, 12:58:36 PM
Aerial photographs of places I know.
When Google Earth came out I lost a week of my life just exploring.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rachel on September 30, 2008, 01:17:52 PM
Being on a diet for weeks and weeks and finally being able to treat yourself to an In-and-Out Burgers double-double animal style :D

It felt so good for that moment to eat it. I feel guilty now but I loved it last night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on September 30, 2008, 01:22:58 PM
Nuttela and Monster for breakfast...

Good university lecturers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on September 30, 2008, 01:23:36 PM
Completing an assignment a day before it's due.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on September 30, 2008, 01:51:53 PM
Gimfalisette vs Desertman threads.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on September 30, 2008, 06:05:39 PM
Gold Bond medicated powder dusted over your sweaty, chaffed-raw nutsack.



juvenile... I can't help it - but it's true anyways, I hate chaffing
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on September 30, 2008, 06:08:58 PM
Gold Bond medicated powder dusted over your sweaty, chaffed-raw nutsack.



juvenile... I can't help it - but it's true anyways, I hate chaffing

Ok, I'll be the one to ask.

How did you manage to damage your scrotum so?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on September 30, 2008, 06:19:02 PM
Gold Bond medicated powder dusted over your sweaty, chaffed-raw nutsack.



juvenile... I can't help it - but it's true anyways, I hate chaffing

Ok, I'll be the one to ask.

How did you manage to damage your scrotum so?


I work outside and when the hot weather comes I chaff bad, always have... my inner thighs usually get it the worst but the dirt-bag can take quite a hit, too.
I have thick thighs, that might be part of it.  Maybe I just need a more supportive undergarment, that's another option I could think over, I guess.

I've always thought it a bit paradoxical that the very hottest part of your body (besides your head, maybe) also happens to the part of your body you require a double layer of clothing.  They just can't breathe down there.

You reading this women?  And you moan about childbearing. pah
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on September 30, 2008, 06:21:35 PM
Free your nutsack.  Let it breathe

http://www.utilikilts.com/ (http://www.utilikilts.com/)

They are actually becoming more common around here.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on September 30, 2008, 06:28:01 PM
Gold Bond medicated powder dusted over your sweaty, chaffed-raw nutsack.



juvenile... I can't help it - but it's true anyways, I hate chaffing

Ok, I'll be the one to ask.

How did you manage to damage your scrotum so?


I work outside and when the hot weather comes I chaff bad, always have... my inner thighs usually get it the worst but the dirt-bag can take quite a hit, too.
I have thick thighs, that might be part of it.  Maybe I just need a more supportive undergarment, that's another option I could think over, I guess.

I've always thought it a bit paradoxical that the very hottest part of your body (besides your head, maybe) also happens to the part of your body you require a double layer of clothing.  They just can't breathe down there.

You reading this women?  And you moan about childbearing. pah

Wear tighter pants, and tighty whities.

I found I used to have the same problem when I worked in the heat. I had to wear wrangler jeans and tighty whities to keep the boys from taking the hit.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on September 30, 2008, 06:29:56 PM
With a little more self-confidence pushing me to buy one and wear it, my life could be changed forever.

"The Original’s 8.5 oz. cotton-poly twill fabric resists wear, shrinkage and wrinkles, and breathes well. It’s perfect for summer. For winter wear, you might want to check out the Leather Utilikilt. If you’re man enough, that is."

I'm not sure what kind of shrinkage they're talking about, I'm pretty concerned about both to be honest.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on September 30, 2008, 06:34:03 PM
Wear tighter pants, and tighty whities.

I found I used to have the same problem when I worked in the heat. I had to wear wrangler jeans and tighty whities to keep the boys from taking the hit.


Also good advice, I do this already, and it helps.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 30, 2008, 06:43:05 PM
Free your nutsack.  Let it breathe

http://www.utilikilts.com/ (http://www.utilikilts.com/)

They are actually becoming more common around here.

I wish I had one... I would wear it! ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on September 30, 2008, 07:03:18 PM
Reading on the can. ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 30, 2008, 07:19:08 PM
Reading on the can. ;D

Staying there through a good part even though you have been finished with your business for 10 good minutes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on September 30, 2008, 11:05:50 PM
Sneaking a few extra, unnecessary minutes on lunch break.

Completing the NY Times crossword puzzle. (Without cheating.) (I always expect the people around me to break into applause, but they never do.)

Looking sexy when leaving the house.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on September 30, 2008, 11:21:09 PM
Cliche, but, the smell of everything after it has rained.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 01, 2008, 10:56:07 AM
Cliche, but, the smell of everything after it has rained.

I'll see your "rain smell" and raise you a "freshly cut yard/hay field smell".

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on October 01, 2008, 10:57:52 AM
Free your nutsack.  Let it breathe

http://www.utilikilts.com/ (http://www.utilikilts.com/)

They are actually becoming more common around here.

I wish I had one... I would wear it! ;)

Heheh. This reminded me of Manpons.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 01, 2008, 11:09:17 AM
Free your nutsack.  Let it breathe

http://www.utilikilts.com/ (http://www.utilikilts.com/)

They are actually becoming more common around here.

I wish I had one... I would wear it! ;)

Heheh. This reminded me of Manpons.

I dont want to look it up on my work computer, but, what is a "Manpon"?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on October 01, 2008, 11:11:50 AM
Heh, it was a skit (on either SNL or The Man Show, I can't remember now) but it was a commercial similar to a tampon commercial except it was to soak up extra moisture from your junk.

"Hey Bob..."

"What's up Jim?"

"You ever feel...you know...not so fresh?"

etc.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 01, 2008, 11:13:27 AM
Heh, it was a skit (on either SNL or The Man Show, I can't remember now) but it was a commercial similar to a tampon commercial except it was to soak up extra moisture from your junk.

"Hey Bob..."

"What's up Jim?"

"You ever feel...you know...not so fresh?"

etc.

LoL

I thought it was a real product for a minute. I was a bit afraid.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on October 01, 2008, 11:46:40 AM
Calling in to work, even though I'm really sick.
Being able to Arm all day in the middle of a work week is a wonderful thing.

Lucky Charms

The smell of freshly cleaned laundry... and snuggling up with a blanket just after it has come out of the dryer. I miss having washer and dryer hook-ups.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dan on October 01, 2008, 01:23:43 PM
Mind if I vent a little?

I miss or appreciate-
Being able to find and drink something other than non-alcoholic beer.
Seeing women around where every third one isn't stronger than me.
Being able to wear something other than shower shoes or combat boots.
Knowing what it is like to walk around without having to wear ESS ICE glasses, due to their superb shrapnel stopping capabilities. (sigh)
Knowing the language of the people in the country im staying in.
Being able to sleep at night.
Not being woken up by Incoming! Incoming! Incoming! and then having to work in two hours, not falling asleep.
Not smelling trash burning -everywhere-.
Not having to shake the hands of people who use their hands to wipe their butts.
Being able to just call my family or friends whenever I want.
Being able to drive my car.
Having a room to myself, and not sharing a 12x12 with some random dude with a completely opposite work schedule.
Just stuff, lots of other stuff.


Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 01, 2008, 02:00:33 PM

Knowing what it is like to walk around without having to wear ESS ICE glasses, due to their superb shrapnel stopping capabilities. (sigh)


Catch me fuck me glasses!

Also known as "birth control frames."


Gotta love 'em.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 01, 2008, 02:01:43 PM
Mind if I vent a little?

Afghanistan, or can you say?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dan on October 01, 2008, 02:37:02 PM
Rather not tell everyone exactly where im at on this medium. Just know that I had to make a shady, smoke-filled back room deal in cash to get an internet connection just good enough to play Arm during my time off. It felt like I was in Zalanthas, bartering with a tribal.

As for sandstorms, the ones I have been through have been fairly calm. It is like a heavy fog made of dust, more than swirling grains of sand in the air. Only one back in Kuwait was bad, it was incredible. When I get time and a little more bandwidth I will post some pictures of them up in the appropriate place.

As for the glasses, not exactly BCGs. These are ballistic protection glasses, huge wrap-around ones that can stop buckshot.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 01, 2008, 03:26:26 PM
Mind if I vent a little?

I miss or appreciate-
Being able to find and drink something other than non-alcoholic beer.
Seeing women around where every third one isn't stronger than me.
Being able to wear something other than shower shoes or combat boots.
Knowing what it is like to walk around without having to wear ESS ICE glasses, due to their superb shrapnel stopping capabilities. (sigh)
Knowing the language of the people in the country im staying in.
Being able to sleep at night.
Not being woken up by Incoming! Incoming! Incoming! and then having to work in two hours, not falling asleep.
Not smelling trash burning -everywhere-.
Not having to shake the hands of people who use their hands to wipe their butts.
Being able to just call my family or friends whenever I want.
Being able to drive my car.
Having a room to myself, and not sharing a 12x12 with some random dude with a completely opposite work schedule.
Just stuff, lots of other stuff.




What part of East Texas do you live in?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 01, 2008, 03:28:21 PM
Rather not tell everyone exactly where im at on this medium. Just know that I had to make a shady, smoke-filled back room deal in cash to get an internet connection just good enough to play Arm during my time off. It felt like I was in Zalanthas, bartering with a tribal.


The Bob Saget says, "I used to suck dick for coke, have you ever sucked dick for Armageddon?"
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on October 02, 2008, 02:39:23 PM
Reading on the can. ;D

Staying there through a good part even though you have been finished with your business for 10 good minutes.

Playing Arm on the can  ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 02, 2008, 06:54:34 PM
Reading on the can. ;D

Staying there through a good part even though you have been finished with your business for 10 good minutes.

Playing Arm on the can  ;)

Then you get caught up in the middle of a plot, and lose circulation in your legs, you are sitting there so long.
Then you are really screwed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on October 02, 2008, 07:10:47 PM
That first gulp of a cold Yuengling.

Relaxing and drinking OOC and IC.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on October 07, 2008, 10:41:32 PM
The smell of fall.
Yes, I enjoy the smell of rotting leaves.

Fresh ground coffee (oh, how I missed you) made in my new french press.

Colored paperclips.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 13, 2008, 12:52:12 PM
Realising that something I have wanted for a while now is as good as mine.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on October 13, 2008, 03:41:54 PM
Coming home from work and having NOTHING to do.

Playing with my dog and taking her for walks.

Payday.

Getting to see a really beautiful work of art or peaceful place in person.

Hiking.

A really good vegtarian meal.

Really good vegetarian AND organic foods.

Finding a place that has organic and vegetarian foods on the menu other than salad.

Snuggling with James (yes he does like to snuggle).

The pain of a tattoo.

Autumn.

Dungeons and Dragons.

Branching on Armagedon.

Sharing a bag of peanut butter M and Ms with Bogen my dog.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on October 13, 2008, 09:52:14 PM
Spending time with friends.

Finding out that I'm really loved at my job.

Loving kittehs.

Finding that special someone and knowing my feelings are reciprocated.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on October 14, 2008, 12:02:36 AM
Fresh ground coffee (oh, how I missed you) made in my new french press.

Tell me you have a burr grinder too. 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 14, 2008, 12:36:52 AM
Making halloween pumpkins.

Marshmallow peeps.

Warm cat on a cold morning.

Watching a 115 lb. German Shepherd eat teeny tiny tic-tacs.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tulana on October 14, 2008, 01:18:22 PM
The feeling of a cold pillow and clean sheets. Nothing can beat that. I wish there was someway my pillow could constantly stay cool...

Yes, yes, yes, yes... fresh clean sheets... and that feeling when you slide down into them for the first time after you've put them on your bed.

My god, have you ever slept in the kind of expensive sheets you'd buy at Bed&bath? Those made of modal or bamboo?
(http://keetsa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/bamboo-sheets-sets.JPG)
7th heaven, I swear!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 14, 2008, 01:25:46 PM
First person shooters that are able to inspire genuine terror.

Forgetting that said first person shooters are just a game.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tulana on October 14, 2008, 01:39:00 PM
The smell of dampness... it's the waft of air surging from a dark subway tunnel... the smell lingering on rock floors washed with hot water... and wet clothes in the washer... Mmmm
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 14, 2008, 01:39:04 PM
Waffles.

The smell of a campfire.

The smell of roasting meat. (Especially if its over a campfire, but an open grill is good too)

Finishing a project at work. (Dont you just love that sudden stress relief?)

Paying off something. (Same as finishing a project at work, but about 500 times more gratifying)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 14, 2008, 02:00:42 PM
Paying off something. (Same as finishing a project at work, but about 500 times more gratifying)
FUCK. YES.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on October 14, 2008, 09:09:08 PM
The feeling of a cold pillow and clean sheets. Nothing can beat that. I wish there was someway my pillow could constantly stay cool...

Yes, yes, yes, yes... fresh clean sheets... and that feeling when you slide down into them for the first time after you've put them on your bed.

My god, have you ever slept in the kind of expensive sheets you'd buy at Bed&bath? Those made of modal or bamboo?
(http://keetsa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/bamboo-sheets-sets.JPG)
7th heaven, I swear!

I have a thing for sateen sheets. Pure "Ahhhhhh...". That's toe curling pleasure for ya. Mmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on October 14, 2008, 09:26:24 PM
Bedsheets made out of bamboo...?

 ???
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tulana on October 14, 2008, 10:17:51 PM
Bedsheets made out of bamboo...?

 ???

Aye :) From some green blog:

Quote
Who would have thought that bamboo—yes, bamboo!—could be spun into such a miracle fiber. The resulting textile is durable and strong, and its resilience allows for superb color retention through multiple washings. It has excellent wicking properties and dries faster than cotton, which results in decreased odor accumulation. It is even hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Performance aside, it is the feel of the textile that leaves me swooning—sleek and silky beyond compare. This is how I imagine one million thread count cotton sheets might feel, but with a better conscience.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on October 14, 2008, 10:41:43 PM
Waking up in the morning and popping every imaginable vertebrae/joint and then just writhing on the sheets in ecstasy for a few moments.

...

Everyone does that, right?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 14, 2008, 10:53:45 PM
Waking up in the morning and popping every imaginable vertebrae/joint and then just writhing on the sheets in ecstasy for a few moments.

...

Everyone does that, right?

I can't pop my own back anymore for some reason. :(
I do miss it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on October 14, 2008, 11:05:12 PM
Malken.

Where are you, friend?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on October 15, 2008, 06:53:28 PM
Waking up in the morning and popping every imaginable vertebrae/joint and then just writhing on the sheets in ecstasy for a few moments.

...

Everyone does that, right?

I know I do. Just wake up and stretch as hard as you can, and it feels great as soon as you release the tension.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Desertman on October 15, 2008, 06:59:28 PM
Anyone else ever stretch so hard it makes you dizzy after you relax and you half-faint?

It feels really good while you are stretching, and then when you relax you are like..."Whooaaa, why is the room spinning."

Yeah, that feels good and is sort of entertaining.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on October 15, 2008, 07:02:38 PM
If it wasn't for chocolate covered almonds, would life still be worth living?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on October 15, 2008, 07:19:15 PM
Alrighty -- got one for you I didn't see anywhere..


Pretty MARRIED women. (Mini-van manufacturers really need to paint a bullseye on those things)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Elieson on October 15, 2008, 07:21:03 PM
My kids laughing in another room as they find something ungodly funny.

My kids acting out whatever movie we're watching together as a family (my youngest is autistic and this gets him more animated than anything... imagine a kid who's skinny and all limbs, showing his mus"k"les and screaming "Hulk SMASH!").

My husband telling me I'm beautiful for no reason and out of the blue, and flirting with me like we're still dating.

Cuddling my husband at night before we fall asleep (even though the bastard tickles me way too much  ;) ).

Seeing my ancient cat wet and pissed after a bath.

Looking out the window and seeing that so many leaves have fallen, seemingly overnight, that the green lawn is more red, orange, and yellow than green.

The smell of burning leaves.

Baking an apple pie during apple picking season (the smell more than anything, I'm not nuts about pie in general).

Going to the Cider Mill and buying cider and warm doughnuts and watching the river as we eat and drink.

Making Halloween costumes for the kids and seeing them light up when they try the bits and pieces on.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tulana on October 15, 2008, 07:37:05 PM
If it wasn't for chocolate covered almonds, would life still be worth living?

Umm, looks like you've never had Mauna Loa chocolate-covered macadamias!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 15, 2008, 07:37:37 PM
Alrighty -- got one for you I didn't see anywhere..


Pretty MARRIED women. (Mini-van manufacturers really need to paint a bullseye on those things)

Yes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on October 15, 2008, 07:41:10 PM
If it wasn't for chocolate covered almonds, would life still be worth living?

Umm, looks like you've never had Mauna Loa chocolate-covered macadamias!!

*has found the meaning of life.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 15, 2008, 08:05:44 PM
Alrighty -- got one for you I didn't see anywhere..


Pretty MARRIED women. (Mini-van manufacturers really need to paint a bullseye on those things)

Yes.

As horrible as it might be...

Yep.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on October 16, 2008, 05:01:44 PM
When the pristine silence of your bathroom is broken with a *plunk* in the crystal clear waters of your porcelain shit-bowl, that sound marking the end of three days of debilitating diarrhea.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on October 16, 2008, 05:41:16 PM
(http://www.badgerwest.com/images/ManischewitzBlackberry750.jpg)

Just because it's the best tasting, most pleasant wine I've ever tasted and goes great with chicken breast cooked in lemon juice, garlic, and italian dressing, which I would be really grateful for if I had. Also, it's cheap and kosher. Like a mofo.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 17, 2008, 10:10:29 AM
Apple pie and coffee for breakfast.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 17, 2008, 10:17:19 AM
Seventh chords.  Wish I remembered how to figure 'em.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 17, 2008, 10:36:54 AM
sus4 and add9 chords

Thanks Brytta for the inspiration ;)


What do you mean by figure them?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on October 17, 2008, 10:46:28 AM
Waking up in a shitty mood and having a day that gets -better- as it goes on.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 17, 2008, 10:58:44 AM
What do you mean by figure them?

Write the correct figured bass notation. :)

(http://www.teoria.com/referencia/media/bc13-80.gif) (http://www.teoria.com/reference/b/baroque7.htm)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 17, 2008, 12:05:29 PM
What do you mean by figure them?

Write the correct figured bass notation. :)

(http://www.teoria.com/referencia/media/bc13-80.gif) (http://www.teoria.com/reference/b/baroque7.htm)

For 7ths on the piano I like playing them with 5/7/3 or 5/7/3/5 in the right, and I almost always use 1/5/1 with the left.  also sus(4)7 i LOVE... 5/7/4 (gives me chills jsut thinking about it!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on October 17, 2008, 12:37:26 PM
Alrighty -- got one for you I didn't see anywhere..


Pretty MARRIED women. (Mini-van manufacturers really need to paint a bullseye on those things)

Yes.

As horrible as it might be...

Yep.

Why?

Because you like to think that you might marry a pretty woman one day or because you want to hit on married women because you assume all married women are unhappy or......... ?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 17, 2008, 02:05:41 PM
Alrighty -- got one for you I didn't see anywhere..


Pretty MARRIED women. (Mini-van manufacturers really need to paint a bullseye on those things)

Yes.

As horrible as it might be...

Yep.

Why?

Because you like to think that you might marry a pretty woman one day or because you want to hit on married women because you assume all married women are unhappy or......... ?

Because attractive married women have a sort of appeal I can't fully explain.

Maybe it has something to do with "wanting what we can't have".
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on October 17, 2008, 02:07:45 PM
Waking up in a shitty mood and having a day that gets -better- as it goes on.  ;D

QFMFT.

I appreciate Amanda Greathouse.  Not that she's ordinary in any stretch of the imagination.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on October 17, 2008, 02:16:50 PM
Finding something you lost.
I found my Spacepen (happydance)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 17, 2008, 02:28:32 PM
How goofily badass I still feel when I wear the leather aviator cap I bought when I was like fourteen.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 17, 2008, 02:32:43 PM
Candles, an old blue velvet chair, and a good book.

Sleeping in.

(This is me, wishing I didn't have to work today.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 17, 2008, 02:35:45 PM
Watching an episode of Firefly on my iPod just because it always makes me grin.

Buttons with pictures of Wolverine and "SNIKT!" on them.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on October 18, 2008, 07:28:13 AM
The cheap feeling of self-confidence when you beat up somebody smaller than you.

The feeling of vengeance when you hit the bully that just beat you up in the back of the neck with a chair and knock him down the stairs.

The elation of mind-swallowing rage as you charge up the stairs to annihilate the brat that just hit you with a chair and is now using that chair as a shield, bracing himself for your charge.

The feeling of brotherhood and co-operation of working together to hide a hole in the wall the size of a chair-leg by hanging a seldom used jacket on the hook above it until you get what you need to fix it when your parents aren't home.

Telling this story as the best man at your brother's wedding reception.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Voular on October 18, 2008, 09:27:18 AM
Really nice shoes. As in arm, you can tell everything about what a person puts on their feet.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 18, 2008, 11:16:40 AM
Passing the point of no return in just about anything.  Having the burden of choice lifted from your shoulders usually feels pretty good.  It allows you to really focus.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on October 18, 2008, 11:42:40 AM
Having a 9 year old son who willingly helps to carry in the groceries, and then even comes back for another load.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 01:45:49 AM
Alrighty -- got one for you I didn't see anywhere..


Pretty MARRIED women. (Mini-van manufacturers really need to paint a bullseye on those things)

Yes.

As horrible as it might be...

Yep.

Why?

Because you like to think that you might marry a pretty woman one day or because you want to hit on married women because you assume all married women are unhappy or......... ?

Because attractive married women have a sort of appeal I can't fully explain.

Maybe it has something to do with "wanting what we can't have".

Having been with two married women now, I'd have to say it's the thrill of getting caught... I know how terrible that sounds.  :( But I very much enjoy stealing things from people...

Also there's seems to be a certain level of maturity there. At least it was for me. I've never been with(in all senses) a younger woman before, and most older women are married as well.


And I finally though of one: Meticulously cleaning something.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on October 19, 2008, 01:50:03 AM
You're right. That does sound horrible.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jstorrie on October 19, 2008, 01:55:10 AM
Appreciation: a nice night when you can crack open the window, smoke a nice joint, put on a nice record and have a tall glass of cool water.

God, I love drinking some fucking water.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 01:58:39 AM
You're right. That does sound horrible.

It doesn't matter how many sad faces I put next to that statement.. Evey single woman that reads this thread will forever hate me.

Eh...

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 19, 2008, 02:01:40 AM
You're right. That does sound horrible.

It doesn't matter how man sad faces I put next to that statement.. Evey single woman that reads this thread will forever hate me.

Eh...



Ultimately, if she's married, it's her responsibility not to cross that line.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on October 19, 2008, 08:37:25 AM
Ultimately, if she's married, it's her responsibility not to cross that line.

I'm pretty sure there's a rather dual responsibility there. In law, as in morals, we tend to blame efficient causes as well.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 19, 2008, 11:14:21 AM
Ultimately, if she's married, it's her responsibility not to cross that line.

I'm pretty sure there's a rather dual responsibility there. In law, as in morals, we tend to blame efficient causes as well.

Oh, bullshit. ::)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 12:29:01 PM
Heh, funny.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on October 19, 2008, 12:47:38 PM
Rogue: I'd attribute you both at fault, but since I don't know her (them,) I am left with thinking that you're the bastard. I think it's terrible. But whatever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 12:58:57 PM
Fault?

Why the hell are you all talking about fault?

I could care less whether or not who's 'fault' it is was I had sex with an attractive older woman... rofl.

I was trying to save face, not trying to feel less guilt. But thanks for the laugh.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on October 19, 2008, 01:03:27 PM
Fault?

Why the hell are you all talking about fault?

I could care less whether or not who's 'fault' it is was I had sex with an attractive older woman... rofl.

I was trying to save face, not trying to feel less guilt. But thanks for the laugh.

Yes. We're aware you don't care. That's what's disgusting.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 01:13:06 PM
Hey Tisi, have I ever told you that your intelligence is intimidating?


Also, you must get disgusted by a good majority of men, and a decent majority of women. In all honesty I do too. I don't know where I'm going with this.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on October 19, 2008, 01:14:26 PM
Hey Tisi, have I ever told you that your intelligence is intimidating?


Also, you must get disgusted by a good majority of men, and a decent majority of women. In all honesty I do too. I don't know where I'm going with this.

Ach, you see through me to the heart!

Yes, yes I do. Mostly I get over it. And if there's any consolation (like you're looking for any! hah!), I don't find you particularly disgusting.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 19, 2008, 01:19:00 PM
Truth, justice, and harmony.

May they someday coexist.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on October 19, 2008, 01:19:52 PM
Yes, yes I do. Mostly I get over it. And if there's any consolation (like you're looking for any! hah!), I don't find you particularly disgusting.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on October 19, 2008, 03:14:08 PM
You're right. That does sound horrible.

It doesn't matter how many sad faces I put next to that statement.. Evey single woman that reads this thread will forever hate me.

Eh...



We're in the same boat, and whether or not any others would admit it, I know you're out there! Why else do you think I posted my wonderful appreciation? Sociology is great, particularly with the added bonus of Freedom of Speech. This sparked a great deal of entertainment, go on, continue discussing this 'terrible' deed that was prominent in our society's past, now in our present, and forever into our futures.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 19, 2008, 03:28:28 PM
I love ending a really hot shower by turning the water down to cold. The sudden drop in temperature is fucking exhilarating.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on October 19, 2008, 03:32:29 PM
Hey rogue, you did say you would break up with her without having sex and whatsoever... You did say you told her it is over.  Wtf happened?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 04:25:02 PM
Different Woman. Different time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 19, 2008, 05:39:27 PM
Someone's holding a bullet for you, man.  I say this because I care.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 06:30:12 PM
I've got the gun.  ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on October 19, 2008, 06:43:03 PM
So you had been with two married women, and the one you talked about here was not either of them?

So you nearly made #3 with that one?  Or was she the one waking you up to the married women?

Just curiosity on my part, no accusation whatsoever
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 19, 2008, 06:48:25 PM
There's only been two. The one I talked about earlier I didn't have sex with, we just "fooled around". The one before that I had sex with. When I said "Been with two married women" I didn't mean in terms of sex.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 20, 2008, 12:02:06 AM
You can never know who in your life is the spouse of a secret Armageddon player.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 20, 2008, 12:21:48 AM
I don't even want to think about that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 21, 2008, 10:27:04 AM
I love it when computers behave, especially when you're doing something rather complicated.  In addition to making your life easier, it makes you look good professionally.


I don't understand why someone brought up married women here, though.  I find it rather frustrating to meet a nice girl and then find out she's spoken for one way or another.  Married women are particularly embarrassing because I have seem to have a blind spot for women's fashion and jewelry.  I have never complemented a woman for her clothes or shoes or anything.  Not because I'm not a gentleman but because I literally don't see/notice it (except when an outfit is somehow unusual).  It is especially bad to fail to notice a wedding ring.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 21, 2008, 12:43:54 PM
Church bells chiming on an autumn evening just as a flock of birds take off from the water, viewed at sunset in a park.

Man, that was a pretty moment.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on October 21, 2008, 01:06:24 PM
I have never complemented a woman for her clothes or shoes or anything.  Not because I'm not a gentleman but because I literally don't see/notice it (except when an outfit is somehow unusual). 

man, that is the story of my life
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on October 21, 2008, 04:05:47 PM
I love it when computers behave, especially when you're doing something rather complicated.  In addition to making your life easier, it makes you look good professionally.


I don't understand why someone brought up married women here, though.  I find it rather frustrating to meet a nice girl and then find out she's spoken for one way or another.  Married women are particularly embarrassing because I have seem to have a blind spot for women's fashion and jewelry.  I have never complemented a woman for her clothes or shoes or anything.  Not because I'm not a gentleman but because I literally don't see/notice it (except when an outfit is somehow unusual).  It is especially bad to fail to notice a wedding ring.


Please let me apologize for my lack in consideration of your frustrations, I did not mean to upset those fragile sensibilities. Please, oh, please, Moe -- FORGIVE ME! By the way, when did this thread become criticism of another individual's appreciation? Duh! Smack me silly, apparently it's right now! Wooohoooo!! The vodka must be taking over control of my reading in that this thread was created for other's to post their appreciations without a jury and trial. Duh!! Slap me twice, this time call my Suzy for I have sinned with my ignorance to believe such things!


I don't understand though why someone brought up complicated, modern day computing.. it's too soon to be ordinary! Oh my damn! Get the forum police!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 21, 2008, 04:09:40 PM
I love drunk people.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 21, 2008, 04:20:00 PM
 :o :D

Chill out drunk dude.  I wasn't criticizing, I just said I didn't understand.

Go have another shot.  :P
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 21, 2008, 04:44:03 PM
See?  That is criticizing. 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 21, 2008, 04:48:51 PM
Cool weather.  I've missed it.

Sweaters.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on October 21, 2008, 04:58:52 PM
While I agree with you wholeheartedly, Bebop, I have to say that that's a bit close to the line on flaming.

True, yes.  One hundred percent.  In fact, more than that.

Just sayin.


I appreciate loyalty and love.  I appreciate the growth I experienced through feeling the exact opposite.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Nyr on October 21, 2008, 05:00:00 PM
Anyone else get that little happy giggle over mundane things? Post here!

Not having to moderate threads like this one for flaming.  I love that feeling!

Don't flame people.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 21, 2008, 05:01:45 PM
Look, I don't think RGS, PerpetualPatriot, or I were making a moral judgment on infidelity. We were just acknowledging that, yes, for some men, married women are appealing.

On topic: Cranapple juice. That stuff is amazing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 21, 2008, 05:03:52 PM
I love happy thoughts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Elieson on October 21, 2008, 05:05:26 PM
*looks up*  *sighs*

ANYWAY!

I'm appreciative of my little one coming home and being excited to tell us about his field trip to the lake/park.

I'm appreciative of my eight year old coming home to show me that he's taken "Goosebumps" books out of the library... he's gonna love horror movies with me! (When he's old enough, of course ;) ).

Disani water, though Fuji is better.

80's music... I don't care that it's "pop" and lots of it is really silly... I have vivid memories to go with so many of the songs on my 80's playlist.  Some of them newer than others. ;)

My husband because he's super cute, a great dad, he amuses me (even if I don't always want to admit it, or tell him he's going to hell for some of his jokes--where I'll be joining him for laughing).

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 21, 2008, 05:09:54 PM
(even if I don't always want to admit it, or tell him he's going to hell for some of his jokes--where I'll be joining him for laughing).

On that note, awful jokes in general.

There's a certain kind of warped appreciation I have for people who dare to make horrible puns straightfaced in everyday conversation. Or  in Armageddon. But that pun-making guy was straightfaced pretty much all the time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on October 21, 2008, 05:11:02 PM
Look, I don't think RGS, PerpetualPatriot, or I were making a moral judgment on infidelity. We were just acknowledging that, yes, for some men, married women are appealing.

On topic: Cranapple juice. That stuff is amazing.

I appreciate the Holy Book of Bebop..  :o

[end sarcasm]


Anyhow, back on topic, I've got a new appreciation!!!


-- Sincere lack of sexual morality to comitt the most awsome of all awsome sexual acts; married women(who often engage in adultry, or the first-timers -- either or will be suitable) and/or a pair of sisters(whether at the same time, or seperately behind their backs -- afterward you can just sit back and watch the ensuing entertainment as the cat-fights begin. Ding, ding, ding -- Round one!)

-- Finding sexual relations with a property manager in the same company(my, my, my that is a tedious, hysterical journey.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 21, 2008, 05:46:25 PM
I love shiny new pennies!  I hoard them like treasure.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 21, 2008, 06:20:55 PM
Brand new "state" quarters.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on October 21, 2008, 07:21:06 PM
On topic: Cranapple juice. That stuff is amazing.

Getting an A on your trainwreck of a paper.

A brand new season of anime.

Monster for breakfast.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on October 21, 2008, 10:50:24 PM
Changing guitar strings. I always hate to get started, but when I do...

I have this ritual. I put on an album I'm really digging at the time, an album who's essence I want entered into my guitar. Then I get to work meticulously getting those strings on there. I should tell you now that normally I'm quite an unorganized, sloppy, and lazy person. But when I get to setting those strings on my beloved Jackshit... Interrupting me during that holy time is like getting between a mother bear and her cubs. Just don't fucking do it.

I set the microtuners to their center positions and just work and stretch those strings till they're worn in... I check the intonation up and down the neck as kick ass metal music blares around me, and then -- only when the guitar can't take any more -- then I lock down the bridge and play the fuck out of that thing. Feels so good.

I love my guitar and my band, and the fact that I can ask my fellow musicians to play anything; nothing's impossible for them. It's just... boner-inducing*, that's what it is.

*metaphorically
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on October 21, 2008, 10:53:02 PM
Your fucking weird. I hate changing strings.

We should jam.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on October 21, 2008, 10:54:09 PM
Changing guitar strings. I always hate to get started, but when I do...

I have this ritual. I put on an album I'm really digging at the time, an album who's essence I want entered into my guitar. Then I get to work meticulously getting those strings on there. I should tell you now that normally I'm quite an unorganized, sloppy, and lazy person. But when I get to setting those strings on my beloved Jackshit... Interrupting me during that holy time is like getting between a mother bear and her cubs. Just don't fucking do it.

I set the microtuners to their center positions and just work and stretch those strings till they're worn in... I check the intonation up and down the neck as kick ass metal music blares around me, and then -- only when the guitar can't take any more -- then I lock down the bridge and play the fuck out of that thing. Feels so good.

I love my guitar and my band, and the fact that I can ask my fellow musicians to play anything; nothing's impossible for them. It's just... boner-inducing*, that's what it is.

*metaphorically

In this vein, my Fender Telecaster.

I prefer the blues, and I'm never happier than when I'm flitting over the stings, drawing that rich tone out of my tube amp (derail: Fucking tube amps are the shit.).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on October 21, 2008, 10:58:13 PM
Disani water, though Fuji is better.

Ew... Desani is literally tap water, filtered. Fuji is good, but I like SmartWater the best, it tastes so pure.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Elieson on October 22, 2008, 01:22:17 AM
Disani water, though Fuji is better.

Ew... Desani is literally tap water, filtered. Fuji is good, but I like SmartWater the best, it tastes so pure.

I haven't tried SmartWater, to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen it!  And Dasani isn't tap... it tastes.... filmy.  There's something in it I don't like, but water, any water is good.  I'm a slave to Vitamin Water by Glaceau.  ;)  ENERGY!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 22, 2008, 01:23:12 AM
I drink Disani Lemon...  I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 22, 2008, 09:52:30 AM
(derail: Fluffy tube amps are the scat.).

You do know it's all in your head (or, rather, in the high-quality transistor amp you didn't buy). ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shiroi Tsuki on October 22, 2008, 10:51:49 AM
I appreciate my cat.  For the multitude of reasons most people appreciate cats, and also because he acts like a second alarm.  As soon as my alarm goes off, he's up in my bed, waiting for me to wake up and pet him, regardless of whether I'd go back to sleep or not.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 22, 2008, 11:11:51 AM
My kitten is the reason I woke up for work the other day. She takes a running dash toward the bed every morning at the time I am supposed to be up, and demands, absolutely demands, that I wake up and cuddle her.

This has come in handy on those days when the alarm clock just doesn't work.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on October 22, 2008, 11:30:41 AM
I miss my cat so much. SO MUCH.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on October 22, 2008, 05:25:12 PM
(derail: Fluffy tube amps are the scat.).

You do know it's all in your head (or, rather, in the high-quality transistor amp you didn't buy). ;)

Hey now, watch it. I will hit a man with glasses.

Also, fuck cats.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on October 22, 2008, 05:46:04 PM
(derail: Fluffy tube amps are the scat.).

You do know it's all in your head (or, rather, in the high-quality transistor amp you didn't buy). ;)

Hey now, watch it. I will hit a man with glasses.

Also, fuck cats tetrahydrocannabinol.

Tube amps are so much more ALIVE. Don't get me wrong, I have a Fender FM 212 I love, but my sound changes as I play on a tube amp. You can hear it waking up it just gets me PUMPED. Shit starts glowin' an' hummin' an' walin' an' whinin'. It's the only damn thing that ever gets me off of Arm.

*DISCLAIMER* Quote was slightly modified by me.
Not that I particularly like cats but I no longer believe that I wont get murdered IC by OOC cliques around here. :-X ... And some of these people LOVE their cats.


Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2008, 05:49:07 PM
Not that I particularly like cats but I no longer believe that I wont get murdered IC by OOC cliques around here. :-X ... And some of these people LOVE their cats.

Personally, I'd be a little more worried about getting murdered OOC by Tis.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 22, 2008, 08:32:18 PM
Tube amps are so much more ALIVE. Don't get me wrong, I have a Fender FM 212 I love, but my sound changes as I play on a tube amp. You can hear it waking up it just gets me PUMPED.

I hear ya.  But you can do exactly the same thing with transistors.  Or a DSP.  Exactly.

manonfire knows this, but wants to believe.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on October 22, 2008, 08:34:15 PM
Whatever. It looks cooler when your amp starts glowing purple, Ha! ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tzurahro on October 22, 2008, 08:45:12 PM
"Right.... but these go t' eleven, mate."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on October 22, 2008, 09:28:19 PM
Gonna take yah back ta BITCH SCHOOL!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on October 22, 2008, 09:29:14 PM
Tube amps are so much more ALIVE. Don't get me wrong, I have a Fender FM 212 I love, but my sound changes as I play on a tube amp. You can hear it waking up it just gets me PUMPED.

I hear ya.  But you can do exactly the same thing with transistors.  Or a DSP.  Exactly.

manonfire knows this, but wants to believe.

SHADDAP.

It's sentimental.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on October 22, 2008, 09:43:21 PM
I made an apple pie yesterday.
This morning my 1.5 year old daughter woke me up at 5 am and asked for pie for breakfast.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 22, 2008, 09:51:38 PM
mof has sentiments?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on October 22, 2008, 09:51:53 PM
Tube amps are so much more ALIVE. Don't get me wrong, I have a Fender FM 212 I love, but my sound changes as I play on a tube amp. You can hear it waking up it just gets me PUMPED.

I hear ya.  But you can do exactly the same thing with transistors.  Or a DSP.  Exactly.

manonfire knows this, but wants to believe.

Transistors don't age like tubes do.

I <3 that aged tube tone.

Also, how they start sounding different as they're warming up....

Solid-states can't touch that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on October 22, 2008, 10:27:37 PM
mof has sentiments?

TELL NO ONE.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Elieson on October 22, 2008, 10:58:17 PM
Looking forward to making Candied Apples with the kids!

Oh, and carving pumpkins!  :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 22, 2008, 11:37:05 PM
Solid-states can't touch that.

There's no helping you people.


High-quality, portable music.  Remember when you didn't have even a CD player?  Actually, some of y'all probably don't.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on October 22, 2008, 11:42:31 PM
Solid-states can't touch that.

There's no helping you people.


High-quality, portable music.  Remember when you didn't have even a CD player?  Actually, some of y'all probably don't.

I remember when CD's just came out on the market.  We were too poor at the time, and didn't get a CD player until something like 1990.  Some of the richer kids in high school had CD walkmen, but i had a old cassette walkman (with a 3 channel equalizer).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 22, 2008, 11:43:03 PM
Shit, I remember records.

Whippersnappers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on October 22, 2008, 11:44:55 PM
So do I.
I had read-a-long books is a kid that came with a vinyl record.
But most music was on casette by then,  Heck I still have some software on casette.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2008, 11:45:49 PM
Shit, I remember records.

Whippersnappers.

Venomz is so ooooooooooooooooooooooold.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 22, 2008, 11:47:27 PM
LOL.

Nah, not really. My father had a record player, and he played old shit on it, like Tennessee Ernie Ford old.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 22, 2008, 11:50:57 PM
I remember when CD's just came out on the market.  We were too poor at the time, and didn't get a CD player until something like 1990.  Some of the richer kids in high school had CD walkmen, but i had a old cassette walkman (with a 3 channel equalizer).

Yup.  I think our first was in '90-'92 or so.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 23, 2008, 03:11:48 PM
Shit, I remember records.

Whippersnappers.

 I remember 8-tracks.

*cries*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on October 23, 2008, 03:16:46 PM
I remember hollowed out coconuts and femurs.








I appreciate Papa Murphy's Garlic Chicken Pizza.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on October 23, 2008, 03:17:19 PM
Me too,
They were mostly obsolete, but still around.  TV commercials would offer the format if you bought their music compilations
My older brother scrounged up some cash and bought a used "portable" 8 track player. and Played a Blondie tape over and over
"Rapture" is permanently etched into my neural pathways.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on October 23, 2008, 03:36:23 PM
Ohgodohgodohgod MAKE IT STOP.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on October 23, 2008, 05:49:29 PM
I have a Marshall MG series amp. It's solid state, but it sounds like a classic Marshall. Just cheaper. And more consistent. For that matter, I don't like vintage anything really, when it comes to music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 23, 2008, 06:00:45 PM
Well, I think you'll have to reconsider. Despite all the advances in music technology, there will never be a machine for music quite like the record player. The music from a record player has a certain feeling to it that can not be compared to any other medium, and which touches your soul.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on October 23, 2008, 06:03:16 PM
I appreciate new Electric Six albums.

Listening to them is like injecting testosterone into your ass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on October 23, 2008, 10:56:15 PM
Well, I think you'll have to reconsider. Despite all the advances in music technology, there will never be a machine for music quite like the record player. The music from a record player has a certain feeling to it that can not be compared to any other medium, and which touches your soul.

They have a word for that. Sinusoidal distortion.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 23, 2008, 11:30:27 PM
"It's the warmth of vinyl, man. I'm telling you, it's a richer tone."

"You're tuned to the radio."

"I was wondering why Zappa was selling fish sticks."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 23, 2008, 11:39:35 PM
This reminds me of heated audiophile discussions on /mu/ about the benefits of lossless audio, as opposed to lossy audio.

 ::)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: NoteworthyFellow on October 24, 2008, 12:08:10 AM
This reminds me of heated audiophile discussions on /mu/ about the benefits of lossless audio, as opposed to lossy audio.

 ::)

There's a reason I don't browse /mu/.

Somehow that same reason doesn't keep me away from /tg/.

Oh, and an ordinary thing that I appreciate?  Coffee.  Sweet God, coffee.  Black, because coffee has all the merit it needs on its own, thank-you-very-much.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on October 24, 2008, 12:15:13 AM
/mu/ is my guilty pleasure.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on October 24, 2008, 12:20:07 AM
/tg/ is...



uuuuughrh
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on October 24, 2008, 10:28:46 AM
what are /mu/ and /tg/ ?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on October 24, 2008, 10:30:53 AM
imageboards on 4chan.org
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: NoteworthyFellow on October 24, 2008, 10:36:31 AM
/tg/ is...



uuuuughrh

Mostly I browse it because I haven't had a chance to play tabletop games myself, and it allows me to experience the horrifying rage vicariously.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on October 24, 2008, 10:41:34 AM

Somehow that same reason doesn't keep me away from /tg/.

Oh, and an ordinary thing that I appreciate?  Coffee.  Sweet God, coffee.  Black, because coffee has all the merit it needs on its own, thank-you-very-much.

Ahhh, yes.  The Black Blood of the Mother.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 24, 2008, 03:30:50 PM
Half an avocado in one hand, and a few garlic-stuffed olives in the other hand. (Well, that was a few minutes ago...they're nicely mingled in my tummy now.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on October 24, 2008, 03:33:37 PM
A ripe avocado is Nature's Perfect Chip Compliment.  Get some nice kettle chips, cut the 'cado in half, and dip.

You'll break a few at the beginning, figuring out the precise chip-angle, but once you do, you will APPRECIATE IT.

Garlic stuffed olives ftw.

Double stuffed garlic + jalapeno olives... ftmfw.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on October 24, 2008, 04:08:26 PM
avocado

*shudder* I can't stand avocado.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 24, 2008, 04:09:15 PM
I'm hungry. Thanks Malifaxis.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: NoteworthyFellow on October 24, 2008, 04:32:55 PM
A ripe avocado is Nature's Perfect Chip Compliment.  Get some nice kettle chips, cut the 'cado in half, and dip.

You'll break a few at the beginning, figuring out the precise chip-angle, but once you do, you will APPRECIATE IT.

Garlic stuffed olives ftw.

Double stuffed garlic + jalapeno olives... ftmfw.

Fuck yes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 24, 2008, 04:36:10 PM
A ripe avocado is Nature's Perfect Chip Compliment.  Get some nice kettle chips, cut the 'cado in half, and dip.

You'll break a few at the beginning, figuring out the precise chip-angle, but once you do, you will APPRECIATE IT.

Garlic stuffed olives ftw.

Double stuffed garlic + jalapeno olives... ftmfw.

Fuck yes.

What if you stuffed those in a bellpepper with hamburger and rice, then baked it in a herb tomatoe sauce until the outer became crispy?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on October 24, 2008, 04:46:51 PM
I'm hungry. Thanks Malifaxis.

em waggles his eyebrows lewdly at ~shadow
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on October 24, 2008, 07:49:38 PM
A ripe avocado is Nature's Perfect Chip Compliment.  Get some nice kettle chips, cut the 'cado in half, and dip.

You'll break a few at the beginning, figuring out the precise chip-angle, but once you do, you will APPRECIATE IT.

Garlic stuffed olives ftw.

Double stuffed garlic + jalapeno olives... ftmfw.

Fuck yes.

What if you stuffed those in a bellpepper with hamburger and rice, then baked it in a herb tomatoe sauce until the outer became crispy?

Why bother cooking it when you can just buy it from Luir's?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 25, 2008, 02:36:28 AM
A postcoital smoke.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 25, 2008, 12:52:16 PM
chili highs
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on November 02, 2008, 04:27:24 PM
Huge glasses of milk and ice... MmmMMM! They say you cannot drink a gallon in an hour, I sure do give it a damn good try.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on November 02, 2008, 05:18:52 PM
Speak of avacado.

The other day I had this tortilla soup and they had slivers of avacado to put into it.  It was good.  Now I'm hungry too :(

Ordinary Things Appreciation:

Various colors of D and D dice.

Just realizing that the new chic in my D and D group stole some of my D6 last night >.>

The perfect weather before winter comes.

Being scared by Bioshock.

Looking at the scale and realizing you're losing weight.

Winning the jackpot at Dave and Busters and having lots and lots of tickets.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on November 02, 2008, 08:19:34 PM
Taking advantage of your boss when he's in slacker mode to spend two hours hunting down a place that sells chili in the city without actually doing research; just driving around from place to place.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 02, 2008, 08:47:25 PM
Realizing you just hit the page limit in your essay.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on November 02, 2008, 10:46:14 PM
 :-[
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on November 02, 2008, 10:48:46 PM
What, no /b/ tards here?

Am I the only one...?

 :(

stfu newfag
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on November 02, 2008, 10:49:26 PM
God damnit the next person that does something /b/tardy in real life is going to get 'rule one' etched onto their inner thigh with a knife.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on November 02, 2008, 10:49:40 PM
What, no /b/ tards here?

Am I the only one...?

 :(

rules 1 and 2, asshat
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on November 02, 2008, 10:50:23 PM
What, no /b/ tards here?

Am I the only one...?

 :(

stfu newfag

Ahh, shit, I forgot about the first two rules....

::EDIT:: And you posted before I could get that through.

 :-[

 :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 02, 2008, 11:44:43 PM
Let's see more appreciation of ordinary things, guys.  [I, too, have been guilty in this thread.]

Yeats.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on November 02, 2008, 11:46:28 PM
Black Rasberry Icecream bars

yummm
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on November 02, 2008, 11:51:26 PM
Cold pillows.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on November 02, 2008, 11:58:47 PM
In that vein...

A clean room, fresh sheets on the bed, pjs warm from the dryer, and a chilly fall night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 02, 2008, 11:59:10 PM
What are rules #1 and #2? I thought 4chan had no rules.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 03, 2008, 02:29:09 AM
Fruit scented chapstick.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Qzzrbl on November 03, 2008, 08:15:27 AM
God damnit the next person that does something /b/tardy in real life is going to get 'rule one' etched onto their inner thigh with a knife.

I've only been lurking around 4Chan for a few weeks now.

 :(

Cut me some slack.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 03, 2008, 10:30:27 AM
Cute new clothes to wear to work. (That I got on sale.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 03, 2008, 08:29:52 PM
Seeing a girl dress completely differently from her ordinary style, and pull it off.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 04, 2008, 01:58:23 AM
Egg nog ice cream.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 04, 2008, 08:33:37 AM
My new dress.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on November 04, 2008, 09:05:49 AM
Rainy days.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 04, 2008, 09:55:54 AM
The first night in a new home.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 04, 2008, 10:12:10 AM
Cool Autumn mornings.

Standing in line with ordinary people who care about their country, regardless of how.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tzurahro on November 04, 2008, 10:18:52 AM
Standing around in a circle of dear friends on a chilly autumn night, drinking spiced cider and burning things.

Putting on for the first time of the season one of your favorite, snuggly fall sweaters that still, somehow, has a lingering aroma of last year's campfires.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 04, 2008, 10:40:18 AM
Putting on for the first time of the season one of your favorite, snuggly fall sweaters that still, somehow, has a lingering aroma of last year's campfires.

Wow.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 04, 2008, 10:59:58 AM
Snowcream. I didn't buy it, but I saw someone who did. I love that stuff.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on November 04, 2008, 01:30:39 PM
TV without political ads.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 04, 2008, 07:41:41 PM
Mango smoothies.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on November 04, 2008, 07:43:55 PM
Putting on for the first time of the season one of your favorite, snuggly fall sweaters that still, somehow, has a lingering aroma of last year's campfires.

My dad had a sweater like that. No matter how many times it was washed or worn, it always smelled like campfire smoke. Good times.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on November 05, 2008, 12:57:04 AM
I've always loved that new president smell.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 12, 2008, 12:58:22 AM
Fresh cranberries at the grocery store.

Taking said cranberries home and putting them into a batch of cranberry-orange-honey-cinnamon muffins which are even now in the oven, baking to deliciousness.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 12, 2008, 11:13:12 AM
Fresh cranberries at the grocery store.

Taking said cranberries home and putting them into a batch of cranberry-orange-honey-cinnamon muffins which are even now in the oven, baking to deliciousness.

OMG, that sounds AWESOME!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 12, 2008, 11:23:53 AM
Fresh cranberries at the grocery store.

Taking said cranberries home and putting them into a batch of cranberry-orange-honey-cinnamon muffins which are even now in the oven, baking to deliciousness.

Going to Gimf's house to have muffins.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 12, 2008, 11:25:02 AM
Too far away.  :'(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 12, 2008, 11:31:48 AM
Skeptical but jealous.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on November 12, 2008, 11:35:18 AM
Well-worn leather jackets. Fuzzy scarves. Autumn leaves.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 12, 2008, 12:01:07 PM
Skeptical but jealous.

See, what you don't understand about my "experimental baking" is that I'm actually quite a good baker. I know what I'm doin'.

The muffins were super-yum. My husband and I were barely able to stop eating them last night, and today he's threatened to finish them before I get home from work. As predicted, the younger children did not like them ("ew, the cranberries are sour!"), but the older child thought they were great. Next time I will probably leave out the honey and just use all sucralose instead, since the honey could only barely be tasted. (Yes, I use artificial sweeteners from time to time.)

I'm thinking about starting a healthy recipes thread.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 12, 2008, 12:05:25 PM
See, what you don't understand about my "experimental baking" is that I'm actually quite a good baker. I know what I'm doin'.

No, no.

Fresh cranberries at the grocery store.

Taking said cranberries home and putting them into a batch of cranberry-orange-honey-cinnamon muffins which are even now in the oven, baking to deliciousness.

Going to Gimf's house to have muffins.

Skeptical but jealous.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 12, 2008, 12:10:04 PM
Doh! Well, you're all a long ways from me. I guess I'm skeptical too. And also relieved I won't have to actually clean house.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on November 12, 2008, 12:14:12 PM
Finishing thesis chapters. Yes yes yes yes yes!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 12, 2008, 12:24:19 PM
Finishing thesis chapters. Yes yes yes yes yes!

Congrats!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on November 12, 2008, 12:51:36 PM
Finishing thesis chapters. Yes yes yes yes yes!

Congrats!

Thanks. I guess it's not an "ordinary thing" but it's plenty of awesome.
Call it "completing big projects."  :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 12, 2008, 02:23:45 PM
Having to slow down to allow a ten point buck to cross the road.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on November 12, 2008, 02:33:27 PM
Having to slow down to allow a ten point buck to cross the road.
10?
You're counting both sides?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on November 12, 2008, 02:36:38 PM
On that note: homemade deer-meat stew made out of my dad's latest hunting endeavors. ;)

We may not get along on politics, but my old man sure can cook.

He also lives in the country, on a wooded plot, so whenever I visit it's a little like going back in time. We've had possums on the deck, deer in the backyard, and once I walked outside and startled a red fox. It's awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 12, 2008, 02:40:22 PM
Having to slow down to allow a ten point buck to cross the road.
10?
You're counting both sides?


That's the traditional method, as far as I recall.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on November 12, 2008, 02:45:44 PM
Having to slow down to allow a ten point buck to cross the road.
10?
You're counting both sides?


That's the traditional method, as far as I recall.


Interesting, it must be regional,  we only count 1 side out here.

Spike = 1 point
Fork = 2 points
Three Point
Four Point
....

A 3 by 4 would have three points on one side and four on the other.



Oh, and Venison Chili. 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on November 12, 2008, 03:43:33 PM
I appreciate Fall Apple Cider.  Why do I say Fall, because during the rest of the year, the cider just does not have the same kick.

Moreso, I appreciate taking a gallon of Fall Apple Cider (please make note of the caps, this is because it is totemic cider.  A wolf is not the same as Wolf), pouring out a pint or two, adding in a pint or two of rum, throwing in three cinnamon sticks, and six cloves, then closing the gallon up and setting it on the porch to bask in the fall sun for two days.

Serve, and give your thanks via prayers, because you will be on your knees due to the force of awesome contained within this heady mixture.

"Round here," he said, putting down his glass, "we calls it 'Apple Pie.'  If ya want, chuck a shot of tequilla in 'ere, we calls that 'the crust.'  Yup.  Don't get much better'n this."

(Due to the love you will inevitably have for this delicacy, I advise making it in batches of three or four gallons at a time.  Especially if you have friends that you want to show it to.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on November 12, 2008, 06:21:00 PM
Waking up and feeling like you can take on the world after a good drink and a good nap. (Which is good, because often the whole world is braying at your heels the instant you get your ass out of bed.)

My new winter coat. It fits me like it was tailored to, and whenever I wear it or even look at it, I am transported to a magical autumn land full of scarves and long walks through deserted, frosty parks and sitting on a bench and watching the local eagles settle in.

In a similar vein: cold days where your face feels frosted and you're all bundled up and the best things in the world to warm you are hot cider and gratuitous amounts of kissing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on November 12, 2008, 08:17:10 PM
My new winter coat. It fits me like it was tailored to, and whenever I wear it or even look at it, I am transported to a magical autumn land full of scarves and long walks through deserted, frosty parks and sitting on a bench and watching the local eagles settle in.

Oddly, I am Fathi's new winter coat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on November 12, 2008, 08:40:55 PM
My new winter coat. It fits me like it was tailored to, and whenever I wear it or even look at it, I am transported to a magical autumn land full of scarves and long walks through deserted, frosty parks and sitting on a bench and watching the local eagles settle in.

Oddly, I am Fathi's new winter coat.

When me and Bebop play pretend it looks kind of like this:

(http://theswca.com/images-toys/figuretoys/tauntaunopenbelly-catalog.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 12, 2008, 09:23:13 PM
i had that toy. I feel old.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bebop on November 12, 2008, 09:34:36 PM
My new winter coat. It fits me like it was tailored to, and whenever I wear it or even look at it, I am transported to a magical autumn land full of scarves and long walks through deserted, frosty parks and sitting on a bench and watching the local eagles settle in.

Oddly, I am Fathi's new winter coat.

When me and Bebop play pretend it looks kind of like this:

(http://theswca.com/images-toys/figuretoys/tauntaunopenbelly-catalog.jpg)

Ton tons.   ;D  lol That made me laugh ...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on November 13, 2008, 04:01:35 AM
I can't explain how great it is to download an album at 1.2MB/s after all of the time I spent with dial-up.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on November 13, 2008, 05:11:40 AM
It's probably been said from Arm players, but water. And sleep. Nothing is more satisfying than walking around in the hot, dry sun for an hour, and come home to my bed, with some nice cool water. Juice works too :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on November 13, 2008, 05:50:34 AM
McDonalds French Fries.  With COLD ketchup packets from the fridge that you had extra from the last McD's visit.

And the McDonald's vanilla ice cream sundays, with chocolate fudge on, without peanuts.  Added bonus: sharing it with someone you like.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on November 13, 2008, 10:23:45 AM
McDonalds French Fries.  With COLD ketchup packets from the fridge that you had extra from the last McD's visit.

And the McDonald's vanilla ice cream sundays, with chocolate fudge on, without peanuts.  Added bonus: sharing it with someone you like.

McDonald's French Fries + McDonald's vanilla ice cream.

Mmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 13, 2008, 10:33:03 AM
McDonald's French Fries + McDonald's vanilla ice cream.

Mmmm.

Glad I'm not the only one that likes this combination. Frosty's from Wendy's are better with McD's fries though.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 15, 2008, 05:40:08 PM
Triceps that pop out when I flex.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 15, 2008, 08:45:36 PM
Triceps that pop out when I flex.

Nice!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on November 16, 2008, 12:37:02 AM
You know what I miss? McDonalds french fries in the United States. After having the horribly unhealthy ones you guys have, and coming back home to our 'healthy' McDonalds, it isn't the same, yannow?

That being said, our hamburgers (you yanks call them 'sandwiches', wtf) are better. Maybe we use better beef quality (Australia has heaps strict food regulations).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on November 16, 2008, 12:45:29 AM
We don't call them sandwiches.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on November 16, 2008, 12:45:56 AM
Well they did in Georgia, where I was.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on November 16, 2008, 10:17:34 AM
Sunday mornings. Sitting back and eating fresh-baked banana bread and listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (thanks, Gimfalisette, for linking to the youtube of that song on the Dream thread.).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 16, 2008, 11:07:19 AM
Hey Gimf...
How were the super awesome muffins?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 16, 2008, 02:36:15 PM
The super-awesome muffins were super-awesome.

Then yesterday I made a batch of cranberry-lemon-ginger muffins which were also awesome. (Baked goods with Meyer lemon juice ftw...if you don't know what a Meyer lemon is, you should learn.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 16, 2008, 04:26:05 PM
Well they did in Georgia, where I was.

Georgia does not count. Though, actually I believe they list all the offerings that include bread under the main heading of "sandwiches" since not all of them are "hamburgers."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on November 16, 2008, 09:00:48 PM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them. There's a Banded Arigope on my deck such a pale yellow she's almost white.

It's gonna freeze over soon and she'll die. But it's fun to watch her scamper around 'til then.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 17, 2008, 12:44:32 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them. There's a Banded Arigope on my deck such a pale yellow she's almost white.

It's gonna freeze over soon and she'll die. But it's fun to watch her scamper around 'til then.

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/Leesh42/02499_100_0272_122_379lo.jpg)


Spiders are awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 17, 2008, 12:53:21 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them. There's a Banded Arigope on my deck such a pale yellow she's almost white.

It's gonna freeze over soon and she'll die. But it's fun to watch her scamper around 'til then.

Her babies are going to get in your bed.

I think I actually am semi-phobic when it comes to spiders. Just thinking about them right now gives me the jubblies.

...

Ribs for dinner.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: nyrk on November 17, 2008, 01:01:23 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them. There's a Banded Arigope on my deck such a pale yellow she's almost white.

It's gonna freeze over soon and she'll die. But it's fun to watch her scamper around 'til then.

Her babies are going to get in your bed.

I think I actually am semi-phobic when it comes to spiders. Just thinking about them right now gives me the jubblies.

Spiders eat mosquitoes,  Anything that eats mosquitoes is A-OK in my book.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on November 17, 2008, 01:04:04 AM
I enjoy:

Introducing a new roomate to Armageddon, and watching him storm down the hallway shouting and swearing after he loses his third character in three days. Moments later, he comes out of his room, fists clenched, goes to his computer, and in a fury of excitement and frustration, begins to write up a new life.



Ahhhh.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on November 17, 2008, 01:11:58 AM
I like puppy dogs and floating hearts.

And bunnies.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on November 17, 2008, 01:13:41 AM
I played guitar hero with Mansa. And marko. but marko played like bob dylan on his come back tour.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on November 17, 2008, 01:15:21 AM
I just got back from work. Bob Dylan was playing here.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 17, 2008, 01:16:29 AM
I like puppy dogs and floating hearts.

And bunnies.

He also wishes desperately that he'd found a way to put an "i" into his name so he could dot it with a little heart.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 17, 2008, 09:33:05 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them.

Arm-playin' lasses: awesome but just a little scary.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 17, 2008, 09:34:55 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them.

Arm-playin' lasses: awesome but just a little scary.

You're just saying that to flatter.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 17, 2008, 09:36:15 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them.

Arm-playin' lasses: awesome but just a little scary.

You're just saying that to flatter.

Well, yes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on November 17, 2008, 10:00:29 AM
I enjoy:

Introducing a new roomate to Armageddon, and watching him storm down the hallway shouting and swearing after he loses his third character in three days. Moments later, he comes out of his room, fists clenched, goes to his computer, and in a fury of excitement and frustration, begins to write up a new life.



Ahhhh.

Both individuals I've introduced to Armageddon were able enough to have their first characters last over any record I've had thus far, this was not appreciated, but entertaining with all things considered. Your roomate, that's the way my entire history has been in Zalanthas. Gritty, backstabbing bastards get me every time -- usually it's myself, strange, I know -  ;D but gratifying. Wicked, wicked times.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 17, 2008, 11:51:57 AM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them.

Arm-playin' lasses: awesome but just a little scary.

You're just saying that to flatter.

He's not wrong, though.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 17, 2008, 02:55:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21RKMQpbbhL._SL500_AA150_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Lemon-Ginger-Caffeine-Free-Herbal/dp/B00196OYA6/)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 17, 2008, 05:11:14 PM
Watching spiders spin webs and/or run around checking them.

Arm-playin' lasses: awesome but scary.

Brytta is a very modest person.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 17, 2008, 08:27:20 PM
Edit: misunderstood.  Which ought to be sort of a malapropism but ain't.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on November 17, 2008, 11:11:22 PM
A freshly packed bowl, ready and waiting for me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 17, 2008, 11:31:33 PM
A freshly packed bowl, ready and waiting for me.

Seconded, thirded, fourthed, AND fifthed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 17, 2008, 11:33:01 PM
A freshly packed bowl, ready and waiting for me.

Seconded, thirded, fourthed, AND fifthed.

I smoked too many pot the other night and I did not feel good....

Boo...

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on November 17, 2008, 11:39:04 PM
A freshly packed bowl, ready and waiting for me.

$120 a quarter kien bud rolled up in a watermelon whiteowl and it's mine MINE ALL MINE
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 18, 2008, 12:06:29 AM
A freshly packed bowl, ready and waiting for me.

.... oh.

I didn't know what this meant.

> think Cereal?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 18, 2008, 12:43:05 AM
lol christians




I mean that with the utmost love and respect, having been way back there once myself.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on November 18, 2008, 12:55:06 AM
OMG! OMG! OMG!

A bowl of rice krispies with a spoonful of sugar when you have the munchies.

MMM Bliss!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on November 18, 2008, 01:44:10 AM
Hhhmmm...

The munchies...I hate probation and being responsible.  >:(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on November 18, 2008, 03:46:13 AM
Hhhmmm...

The munchies...I hate probation and being responsible.  >:(

Probation: Second best reason ever not to smoke weed.

Being responsible: Absolutely nothing to do with recreational marijuana use. (Sorry, not trying to be argumentative but I'm a member of NORML and those are the kinds of misconceptions we seek to do away with. In fact, playing Arm is much -much- worse for my responsibilities than toking on the happy fun time stick.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 18, 2008, 06:18:28 PM
Vegetable juice with a bunch of cayenne pepper sprinkled in. Hot holy awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on November 18, 2008, 08:34:22 PM
Vegetable juice Hot chocolate with a bunch of little cayenne pepper sprinkled in. Hot holy awesome.
Fixed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Riev on November 18, 2008, 08:38:37 PM
Basic pasta with traditional pasta sauce. Meatless, throw in a couple veggies.

No cholesterol, no fat, all carbs. Yes plz.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on November 18, 2008, 08:40:03 PM
Dietary cholesterol is good for you.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Riev on November 18, 2008, 08:50:48 PM
Well, yes, I need some HDL, but I DRASTICALLY need to lower my LDL and triglycerides. BELIEVE me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 19, 2008, 12:25:45 AM
Friends who return from the Twilight Zone and make me happy when I'm sick.

Making friends who are sick that just returned from the Twilight Zone happy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on November 19, 2008, 12:26:54 AM
Well, yes, I need some HDL, but I DRASTICALLY need to lower my LDL and triglycerides. BELIEVE me.

Eat fiber and do squatz.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 19, 2008, 03:16:03 AM
Go on walks/hikes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on November 19, 2008, 03:18:10 AM
Take medicine.


Eat glass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on November 19, 2008, 03:19:58 AM
Basic pasta with traditional pasta sauce. Meatless, throw in a couple lots veggies.

No cholesterol, no fat, all carbs. Yes plz. When you have the munchies.

Fix'd
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 19, 2008, 03:24:07 AM
Eat glass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on November 19, 2008, 08:03:57 AM
That first hour of peace after the kids go to school on a weekday.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on November 20, 2008, 11:39:16 PM
Mutually coughing up lungs from laughing so often and so hard thanks to nonsense conversations with my favorite person in the whole world while we're both sick.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: evil_erdlu on November 21, 2008, 05:39:12 AM
Hugging my baby daughter!!!

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq239/evilerdluchick/Ist2087.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 24, 2008, 04:17:29 PM
Fruit smoothies + Egg nog
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Riev on November 24, 2008, 04:23:48 PM
Fruit smoothies + Egg nog

This sounds disgusting. Whats it like?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 24, 2008, 04:26:37 PM
Fruit smoothies + Egg nog

This sounds disgusting. Whats it like?

Smooth.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dalmeth on November 24, 2008, 08:55:52 PM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh184/jobswitch/DSC00524.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on November 25, 2008, 05:21:49 AM
If you're saying that's cheap fuel, you Americans sure do get assraped. That's *terrible* price for aussie fuel, and our money's not as shiny as yours.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: path on November 25, 2008, 09:29:57 AM
Ohh, look what evil erdlu's got! Let's make ours fight.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 25, 2008, 09:49:52 AM
If you're saying that's cheap fuel, you Americans sure do get assraped. That's *terrible* price for aussie fuel, and our money's not as shiny as yours.

... Yeah if you think 1.75 is high then you should have seen it two months ago.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kiri on November 25, 2008, 12:24:16 PM
If you're saying that's cheap fuel, you Americans sure do get assraped. That's *terrible* price for aussie fuel, and our money's not as shiny as yours.

... Yeah if you think 1.75 is high then you should have seen it two months ago.

I was elated to see $1.99.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on November 25, 2008, 12:28:09 PM
Buck Fitty-Nine out here. I'm wondering if it can get down to Nighty-Nine cents.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 25, 2008, 01:32:58 PM
89 cents in calgary.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 25, 2008, 02:18:42 PM
89 cents in calgary.

I know this is probably a stupid question, but is that per gallon or litre?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on November 25, 2008, 02:22:26 PM
Texas Pete
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 25, 2008, 02:59:07 PM
89 cents in calgary.

I know this is probably a stupid question, but is that per gallon or litre?

Litre actually. And yeah, I totally forgot about the difference. But then, I think it's way more expensive in the rest of Canada anyways.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 25, 2008, 10:11:06 PM
Someone want to do the math on how much $1.75/gal would be in Litres?
I want to know, but not enough to do the work. :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cutthroat on November 25, 2008, 10:26:42 PM
Well, 1 gallon is about 3.79 litres.

So it would be about $0.46/litre.

That would indeed be an ordinary thing to appreciate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 25, 2008, 10:31:39 PM
Well, 1 gallon is about 3.79 litres.

So it would be about $0.46/litre.

That would indeed be an ordinary thing to appreciate.

Sorry, Jingo, guess that means you are paying twice as much as us now..:(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 25, 2008, 10:55:32 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 26, 2008, 11:58:48 AM
http://www.google.com/search?q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+%24%2Fliter (http://www.google.com/search?q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+%24%2Fliter)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 26, 2008, 12:07:43 PM
http://www.google.com/search?q=+0.462301092+USD+in+canadian+dollars&btnG=Search
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 26, 2008, 12:31:56 PM
So is anyone going to get around to doing the actual math? And telling me if 82 cent gas is a good investment.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 26, 2008, 12:59:00 PM
So is anyone going to get around to doing the actual math? And telling me if 82 cent gas is a good investment.
http://www.google.com/search?q=+0.462301092+USD+in+canadian+dollars&btnG=Search

Look closely.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shiroi Tsuki on November 26, 2008, 01:02:34 PM
I still nearly have a heart attack when I drive past gas stations around here.  The prices are below what they were when I started driving.  I actually don't have to spend a large chunk of my paycheck on gas.  It's very nice.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 26, 2008, 01:40:18 PM
Someone tugging at my heart strings and me being completely comfortable and happy with it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on November 26, 2008, 01:42:02 PM
Someone tugging at my heart strings and me being completely comfortable and happy with it.

this belongs to i went on a date thread

THERE IS NOTHING ORDINARY ABOUT IT
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 26, 2008, 01:59:59 PM

I see your http://www.google.com/search?q=+0.462301092+USD+in+canadian+dollars&btnG=Search and raise you http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+canadian+dollars+%2Flitre (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+canadian+dollars+%2Flitre).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 26, 2008, 02:59:41 PM
I see your http://www.google.com/search?q=+0.462301092+USD+in+canadian+dollars&btnG=Search and raise you http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+canadian+dollars+%2Flitre (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+canadian+dollars+%2Flitre).

I call. Show your cards. I'm holding http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/29082008/2/biz-finance-cibc-says-canadian-gasoline-spike-1-75-litre.html
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on November 26, 2008, 03:06:21 PM
Gas was up to 1.30
Now it's around 0.80

CANADIAN CENTS PER LITRE.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 26, 2008, 03:20:17 PM
I see your http://www.google.com/search?q=+0.462301092+USD+in+canadian+dollars&btnG=Search and raise you http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+canadian+dollars+%2Flitre (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1.75+%24%2Fgallon+in+canadian+dollars+%2Flitre).

I call. Show your cards. I'm holding http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/29082008/2/biz-finance-cibc-says-canadian-gasoline-spike-1-75-litre.html

High card. (http://www.fordforums.com/f668/life-petrol-101035/)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 26, 2008, 04:07:36 PM
Hey guys, remember when this was a thread about me and ordinary things I appreciate?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on November 26, 2008, 04:49:29 PM
Pair of sixes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum#Alternative_methods).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 26, 2008, 06:15:15 PM
Someone tugging at my heart strings and me being completely comfortable and happy with it.

this belongs to i went on a date thread

THERE IS NOTHING ORDINARY ABOUT IT

You are completely right. :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on November 26, 2008, 07:24:22 PM
My dentist.

He always knows how to brighten things up when I'm having a crap day.

I'm hanging out there in the chair and he whips around the corner brandishing the water-squirter things, whistling the theme from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on November 26, 2008, 08:55:49 PM
(http://www.royalbaconsociety.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/crispy-bacon.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 26, 2008, 10:40:06 PM
SoBe Elixer: Yumberry Pomegranate Flavored Beverage.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 26, 2008, 10:46:47 PM
The smell of mom baking pumpkin bread on Thanksgiving Eve and listening to Christmas music all day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: roughneck on November 27, 2008, 05:36:19 AM
Finding a piece of clothing of most impressive quality in a thrift shop.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 27, 2008, 09:20:56 AM
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Furious George on November 27, 2008, 09:31:45 AM
I wonder...why does turkey have to smell like that...three hours before it's even done?

Damnit.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 27, 2008, 09:34:25 AM
Staying up all night editing a paper.

Kill me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on November 27, 2008, 12:23:50 PM
Eating the Thanksgiving meal early, and spending the rest of the day in that well-fed, almost somnolent state. So much to be thankful for.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Taven on November 27, 2008, 12:29:42 PM
An oven.

Seriously, if you have an oven, value it.

I hope ours will be in today. I want pie.

Pie does not belong in this thread; there is nothing ordinary about pie.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 27, 2008, 04:49:50 PM
Baking pies for Thanksgiving. I love baking...I love baking pies. I love making my husband and my kids happy via said pies. I love that the organic butternut squash pie (sub for pumpkin) I'm making has no sugar in it, so I can eat it without feeling crappy after.

Seeing relatives later tonight, even ones I really have nothing in common with. It's just nice to know they're out there somewhere, being insane and sharing genetics with me.

I'm appreciative of having kicked my sugar habit, so that when I go to dinner at my aunt's tonight, I won't make myself sick and do bad things to my body.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on November 27, 2008, 04:53:35 PM
I got a kick out of hearing my mom tell me that she baked a "better than sex cake," which if you knew my mother, you'd know why that's hilarious. 

And then I ate it and agreed that the name was appropriate.  Mmm cake.  Cake and pie cake and pie cake and pie.   
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 27, 2008, 04:54:41 PM
Dude. Don't say that and not provide a recipe. That's just cruel.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on November 27, 2008, 07:03:02 PM
My uncle finally, after five years, not expressing shock when I decline the turkey.

THEY FINALLY GET IT.  Praise the lord.

edit: vegetarian
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on November 27, 2008, 07:09:01 PM
My uncle finally, after five years, not expressing shock when I decline the turkey.
Hahaha.

I don't like turkey either ... it's dry as hell. Give me some ham. Not honey-baked, either.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Taven on November 27, 2008, 07:10:03 PM
I would like to annouce that our oven is in.

I remain hopeful for pie.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on November 27, 2008, 07:13:58 PM
Profs that don't come down hard on you.

*sigh of relief*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on December 01, 2008, 07:34:41 PM
A bowl of homemade chilli on a 20 degree day. Mmmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lakota on December 01, 2008, 07:49:27 PM
My uncle finally, after five years, not expressing shock when I decline the turkey.
Hahaha.

I don't like turkey either ... it's dry as hell. Give me some ham. Not honey-baked, either.

Why you little unamerican turd.

Ham glazed with honey and FRIED TURKEY BISTACH.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 02, 2008, 12:47:24 AM
A well-worn, broken-in pair of low-rise blue jeans.

Remembering how I got each hole in them.

Trading things I don't need for things I want--getting rid of junk while simultaneously saving money on things I planned to buy is pretty ordinary but just about the most awesome thing there is.

Regaining full use of my left hand after the wreck.

Letters from old friends complete with scratch and sniff fruit stickers.

Cellos played by people who know their way around a cello.

Sports bras.

... And in the same vein: a tasteful outfit that show off just the tiniest hint of cleavage.

But the ordinary thing I am appreciating most right now is FILLING MY CAR'S ENTIRE GAS TANK FOR SEVENTEEN DOLLARS.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 07, 2008, 06:53:33 PM
Blueberry bagels with strawberry cream cheese!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on December 07, 2008, 07:47:58 PM
That first slice of pizza when you're REALLY HUNGRY.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on December 07, 2008, 07:54:09 PM
That first slice of pizza when you're REALLY HUNGRY.

...and the fifteenth piece that finally does you in after knowing your stomach couldn't handle it, but unable to get the pizza out of your hand fast enough. Mmmm Pizza!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on December 07, 2008, 08:32:05 PM
A big ol' bowl of chili with cheese and sour cream. And enough Texas Pete to make your nose run fast enough to keep the bowl full. Whoo-yeah!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 07, 2008, 08:33:10 PM
A big ol' bowl of chili with cheese and sour cream. And enough Texas Pete to make your nose run fast enough to keep the bowl full. Whoo-yeah!

>pemote mouth waters.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: BlackMagic0 on December 07, 2008, 08:46:36 PM
Both of these, same as Fathi...

A well-worn, broken-in pair of blue jeans.

But the ordinary thing I am appreciating most right now is FILLING MY CAR'S ENTIRE GAS TANK FOR SEVENTEEN DOLLARS TWENTY DOLLARS!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on December 07, 2008, 09:20:50 PM
Finding an adorable pair of heels that fit perfectly and look sexy and are completely comfortable.  And then learning that they are 75% off.  It's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 07, 2008, 11:14:31 PM
Finding an adorable pair of heels that fit perfectly and look sexy and are completely comfortable.  And then learning that they are 75% off.  It's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

Replace heels with boots and that was my evening. WHEE.

Also: scarves. Everything about them. Wearing them, playing with them, drawing them, seeing people wear them.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on December 07, 2008, 11:42:51 PM
Finding an adorable pair of heels that fit perfectly and look sexy and are completely comfortable.  And then learning that they are 75% off.  It's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

Replace heels with boots and that was my evening. WHEE.

Also: scarves. Everything about them. Wearing them, playing with them, drawing them, seeing people wear them.

(http://www.dippinbits.com/blog/uploaded_images/proA04_RedBaron_275.jpg-778546.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on December 08, 2008, 12:30:45 AM
Not the Red Baron!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dalmeth on December 08, 2008, 12:59:19 AM
The silence when traveling.  You're on your own, and the only thing to distract you is the destination.  For a little while, it's something like freedom.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on December 08, 2008, 08:44:41 AM
The smell of burnt gunpowder.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on December 08, 2008, 08:53:48 AM
pancakes and strawberry syrup, slathered in butter. with canadian bacon, scrambled cheese eggs, and a huge cup of coffee.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on December 08, 2008, 09:11:02 AM
My uncle finally, after five years, not expressing shock when I decline the turkey.
Hahaha.

I don't like turkey either ... it's dry as hell. Give me some ham. Not honey-baked, either.

Why you little unamerican turd.

Ham glazed with honey and FRIED TURKEY BISTACH.
I despise turkey. Hate it with a passion. Honey-glazed ham? Yetch. Eat that nasty shit, you patriotic nerd. Cook some pork ribs for me, or give me a good salted ham, mmhmm, with cranberry sauce and stuffing. Collard greens with neckbones in it. Yep, with some pumpkin pie and Cool Whip to go with it. And a fat ass glass of milk to watch it all down.

Damn American. My taste buds rebel.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 08, 2008, 03:14:18 PM
pancakes and strawberry syrup, slathered in butter. with canadian bacon, scrambled cheese eggs, and a huge cup of coffee.

I'm so hungry now.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 08, 2008, 03:18:44 PM
I really appreciate being able to come here and talk / play with you guys.

GDB addiction indeed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 08, 2008, 04:02:32 PM
On my walk at lunchtime, through the vineyards, I pass by this creek-copse type area which is wooded. While coming back, down a long long hill from which I could see a view of the vineyards laid out in all their early-winter beauty before me (yellow leaves / green grass / clear blue California sky), there was nothing but silence surrounding me and then...the sound of many birds coming from the copse, drifting up the hill. Chirping and fluttering and just living their little avian lives. It was wonderful.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on December 08, 2008, 04:04:36 PM
The noises my guinea pig makes when he thinks I'm opening the fridge to get him celery.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on December 08, 2008, 04:24:32 PM
I like how Gimfalesset likes corpses.  Copse?  What's that?  Jeese, that's not funny anymore.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on December 08, 2008, 04:27:58 PM
The smell of a wood furnace on a cold winter morning.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 08, 2008, 04:28:50 PM
I like how Gimfalesset likes corpses.  Copse?  What's that?  Jeese, that's not funny anymore.

"a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 08, 2008, 04:29:21 PM
I like how Gimfalesset likes corpses.  Copse?  What's that?  Jeese, that's not funny anymore.

copse |käps|
noun
a small group of trees.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 08, 2008, 04:29:37 PM
rofl
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 08, 2008, 04:38:25 PM
Me and shadow are going to play twin girl gunslingers in 2.ARM. (The new game's going to have guns, right?) Fastest guns in the west, or north, or wherever's applicable.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 08, 2008, 04:48:43 PM
Me and shadow are going to play twin girl gunslingers in 2.ARM. (The new game's going to have guns, right?) Fastest guns in the west, or north, or wherever's applicable.

So you... ...won't need a bouncer?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on December 08, 2008, 07:35:02 PM
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on December 09, 2008, 04:13:44 AM
The way my leather jacket feels better and better the older it gets.

(Jesus H. Christ it's fucking freezing!)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 09, 2008, 04:14:09 AM
I love gardening. Seriously. This is my hobby. From now until forever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on December 09, 2008, 04:18:58 AM
I love gardening. Seriously. This is my hobby. From now until forever.

Heh-heh, I to enjoy growing things.  ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on December 09, 2008, 09:25:42 AM
Getting my computer working after a kernel update that competely changed the internal functioning of several programs, and being able to do so because I know what I'm doing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on December 09, 2008, 10:08:27 AM
Snow days. School systems that know when it's just too crappy of weather for making young kids wait outside for the bus.

And the fact that I don't have to go out driving in the freezing rain/snow mixture too much today.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Threada
Post by: manonfire on December 09, 2008, 10:17:01 AM
A hard rain.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on December 09, 2008, 11:08:15 AM
The cafeteria at work offering ziplock bags with celery and carrots, helps me stick to a healthy diet better than the vending machines a few feet away.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Threada
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 09, 2008, 01:21:47 PM
A hard rain.

And thunderstorm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 09, 2008, 02:10:56 PM
Christmas shopping would be significantly more stressful without amazon.com.


Not a fan of great excess or of accumulating debt, but somebody (ol' Orson Card?) has suggested that exuberant generosity is not the worst fault a culture can have.  To the extent that it's generosity in fact, not pride or misplaced guilt, I can't really disagree.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: BlackMagic0 on December 09, 2008, 02:28:17 PM
Snow Days.

Winter Weather where its so bad the entire city seems closes down, all schools in the area and even the Madison colleges.

Rain / Thunder -Storms

The fresh smell of coffee in the morning, but the taste sucks kank ass.  (Only love the smell, I hate the taste...)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 09, 2008, 10:37:22 PM
Listening to 80s punk / post-punk / new age stuff with my kids and bopping around with them to it. So fun.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 10, 2008, 09:04:41 PM
Homemade cream of asparagus soup. Mmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 11, 2008, 12:17:53 AM
Homemade cream of asparagus soup. Mmm.

Oh, wow.

How do you make the cream?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 11, 2008, 10:00:58 PM
Everything.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on December 11, 2008, 10:09:20 PM
Everything.
You're in <3.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 12, 2008, 01:11:30 AM
Beer Brauts, with a nice frosty beer.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on December 12, 2008, 08:56:21 PM
Homemade cream of asparagus soup. Mmm.

Oh, wow.

How do you make the cream?

Special juice. ::)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 12, 2008, 09:00:58 PM
Homemade cream of asparagus soup. Mmm.

Oh, wow.

How do you make the cream?

Special juice. ::)

Oh, I meant to answer this in a not-smart-ass or disgusting way a while ago, but I forgot. Any type of "cream of" soup (cream of potato, cream of cauliflower, cream of broccoli, you get the idea) uses a basic white sauce as the base, with steamed and then pureed vegetables mixed in. It's very simple when you know what you're doing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on December 12, 2008, 09:15:56 PM
Homemade cream of asparagus soup. Mmm.

Oh, wow.

How do you make the cream?

Special juice. ::)

Oh, I meant to answer this in a not-smart-ass or disgusting way a while ago, but I forgot. Any type of "cream of" soup (cream of potato, cream of cauliflower, cream of broccoli, you get the idea) uses a basic white sauce as the base, with steamed and then pureed vegetables mixed in. It's very simple when you know what you're doing.

You flatter all too well. I've seen this type of recipe using cream of mushroom in most cases.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 12, 2008, 09:26:53 PM
You flatter all too well. I've seen this type of recipe using cream of mushroom in most cases.

Using canned soup as the base nullifies the dish from consideration as "homemade."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on December 12, 2008, 09:30:29 PM
You flatter all too well. I've seen this type of recipe using cream of mushroom in most cases.

Using canned soup as the base nullifies the dish from consideration as "homemade."

Do you make your own stock, too?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on December 12, 2008, 09:31:20 PM
You flatter all too well. I've seen this type of recipe using cream of mushroom in most cases.

Using canned soup as the base nullifies the dish from consideration as "homemade."

This isn't the complaint department, you can file that with Homeland Security or your local police station if you would like; I'm just reporting what I've seen and thoroughly enjoyed having partaken in eating the meal that was prepared.



*Maybe Martha Stewart may even entertain the complaint, thinking on it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 12, 2008, 09:42:05 PM
Do you make your own stock, too?

If I want to use stock in something, I do.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on December 13, 2008, 01:31:04 AM
Do you make your own stock, too?

If I want to use stock in something, I do.

Ooh, that's hardcore.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 13, 2008, 03:35:38 AM
You kids play nice. This is a happy thread.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 13, 2008, 04:51:26 AM
Finding something that makes me laugh consistently.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on December 13, 2008, 11:28:45 AM
Finding out I don't work until an hour later than I thought
Having my cat go back to her normal, non-hormonal self
Getting commissions
Getting paid three times in a month, instead of the usual two
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on December 13, 2008, 11:29:57 AM
Coffee
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 13, 2008, 07:48:37 PM
Chocolate.

Especially when it's all melty.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 13, 2008, 08:57:14 PM
Devouring a stack of good books in a matter of days.

Feeling more creative when I log into the game, due to all the awesome inspiration gotten from those books.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on December 14, 2008, 04:19:57 AM
Finding a decent woman you can tolerate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 14, 2008, 06:14:16 AM
Proto Pipe.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Majikal on December 14, 2008, 08:20:00 AM
1.Audiobooks for the lazy reader at work, I read alot of stuff I wouldn't normally take the time to with this.

2.The unaverage girls out there.

3.Vaporizer, because it can't be beat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on December 14, 2008, 02:01:48 PM
i like to watch the trailer park boys
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on December 14, 2008, 02:23:25 PM
i like to watch the trailer park boys

Gimme chips.  Gimme smokes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on December 14, 2008, 02:27:53 PM
i like to watch the trailer park boys

Fuckin samsquanch, Ricky.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: th3kaiser on December 14, 2008, 02:31:03 PM
A lovely glass of piping hot Ceylon tea. It just makes everything better.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on December 14, 2008, 02:44:30 PM
Making and decorating gingerbread houses!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 14, 2008, 04:39:36 PM
Making and decorating gingerbread houses!

Somehow this terrifies me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: fourTwenty on December 14, 2008, 05:53:26 PM
3.Vaporizer, because it can't be beat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 16, 2008, 11:41:29 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_Down (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_Down)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on December 17, 2008, 01:34:48 AM
The visceral reaction that I get to things that happen in this game.

Heart. Pounding. Goodness.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rairen on December 17, 2008, 04:32:57 PM
Redoing your Christmas lights because you didn't have enough the first time and having it be worth every second.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on December 17, 2008, 04:46:19 PM
2.The unaverage girls out there.

I read that as underage girls.  Anyway. 

Finding out you have more than enough money to pay your bills!  Yaaaay!
And finding out that the people who cause the most trouble at work are leaving for good.  Woo!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 17, 2008, 10:48:36 PM
2.The unaverage girls out there.

I read that as underage girls.  Anyway. 

Well, coming from Tony...



Waking up early but not actually getting out of bed for a good long while.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wish on December 18, 2008, 01:29:20 AM
Putting chapstick on chapped lips, after not having any available to me for awhile and really wanting it badly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 18, 2008, 01:38:09 AM
Wish.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on December 18, 2008, 05:30:38 AM
Quote
You look up at the tanned, long-haired half-elf.
 THIS IS ASIFNALFJELLF HE IS MAEDE OF HALFELF AON BLEED HE IS MADE F
 MUSCLESA AND BONES THAT SEEM STRONG AND FIRM LIKEA FINM HE HAS A FIRM HARD
 SIX PACK WHICH IS ABDOMINAL MUSLES AND HE HAS A GOOD PECS TOO WHICHAR
 IMPORTANT MY SISATER SAID SO NOW HEO CAN GET WOMAN AS YOU LOOLK AT HIM HYOU
 WANTO TOHA VE SUEX WITH HIM THE SEX WITH HIM RIGHT AWAY SO YOU START TAKING
 OOFF YOUR CLOTHES HE DOESN'T LOOK THAT IMPRESSED BUT HE DOES YOU ANYAY ANLL
 NIGH TLONG AND ITS REALLY GOOD BUT HE STILL DIDN'T THINK IT WAST HATAT COOL
 AND STARTED BANGING ELKIKE 1242343 OTHER GIRLS TOO THENAY OYOU DIE HE IS A
 DWARF
 The tanned, long-haired half-elf is in excellent condition.

I appreciate lols like this. Belly laughter.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Reiloth on December 18, 2008, 05:51:19 AM
Finding love letters I wrote to girls and never sent.

Finding love letters that are numbered from page 1-4 and not having page four, or any idea who wrote it to me.

Universal laughter ensues.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on December 18, 2008, 10:02:37 AM
Putting chapstick on chapped lips, after not having any available to me for awhile and really wanting it badly.

God, I prefer chapped lips to the feel of chapstick. It's greasy and horrible.

On-topic: wake and baking.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on December 18, 2008, 12:53:06 PM
Putting chapstick on chapped lips, after not having any available to me for awhile and really wanting it badly.
On-topic: wake and baking.

I like where your head's at  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on December 18, 2008, 01:45:40 PM
Proto Pipe.

Nice. Mine tastes of copper and shit  after a good ten years of use, and I lost the little poker/chamber clip thingy, but it's still my travelin' piece.

Back on track? The movie Open Range. BANG BANG MUFFUCKA.

-WP is breaking out the Westerns today.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on December 19, 2008, 03:49:01 AM
Woo! I just got the latest edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine as an early Christmas gift.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on December 19, 2008, 09:06:19 AM
Snow day at the college I work at! Fuck yeah! Now I can actually prepare for the show I have tonight! (And play Arm with off-peakers.)

On second thought, I'm not really looking forward to driving through that winter hellscape to reach the venue, to play for the three people that might actually show up.  :-\
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 22, 2008, 06:55:23 PM
Afternoon tea with my daughter.

Making pesto.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on December 22, 2008, 06:57:03 PM
My new perfume.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tzurahro on December 22, 2008, 11:10:41 PM
Watching someone you adore sleeping peacefully and looking so handsome it is sweetly painful.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on December 22, 2008, 11:45:21 PM
Old high-school friends and drinking coffee and talking about hilarious old times.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on December 23, 2008, 01:10:34 AM
The Clash.

Neosporin. That shit is a godsend.

Stick-shifts. Especially on engines with more than 400hp.

Expensive PC sound cards.

Cream Soda.

The oft-brilliant, ever-spastic group of internet buddies I've accumulated over the years.

Working with my hands.

Fighting something and winning.

The few moments of silence I have between turning my car off and getting out of it after a long day at work.

The old group getting back together, and the inevitable retelling of the stories that somehow, never get old. The amazed, often shocked look of the clueless bystanders as we tell those stories.



Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 26, 2008, 01:25:35 PM
Baking.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cerelum on December 26, 2008, 01:45:13 PM
The look on someone's face when you give them a present and they totally didn't expect you to get them anything.

JaRoD
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on December 26, 2008, 01:47:02 PM
The few moments of silence I have between turning my car off and getting out of it after a long day at work.

Nice. That is good stuff.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on December 26, 2008, 01:49:42 PM
Putting down something heavy after holding it for a long time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on December 27, 2008, 01:51:18 AM
Reading the last sentence of a book then spending those few moments holding it and saying a mental goodbye to the content.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 31, 2008, 03:32:09 PM
Slicing four pounds of onions for French onion soup, while listening to the Brandenburg Concertos, and sipping black tea.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on December 31, 2008, 09:16:23 PM
Drinking substantial amounts and waking up without even a trace of hangover.

In the same vein: drinking with good company instead of a bunch of random drunk idiot strangers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on December 31, 2008, 09:30:40 PM
In the same vein: drinking with good company instead of a bunch of random drunk idiot strangers.

I really, really envy you right now. I'm about to blow my fucking brains out.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Iota on December 31, 2008, 09:42:25 PM
In the same vein: drinking with good company instead of a bunch of random drunk idiot strangers.

I really, really envy you right now. I'm about to blow my fucking brains out.

 :'(

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on December 31, 2008, 09:59:50 PM
Getting to spend New Year's Eve with friends and family instead of working until 11pm. Grr.  >:(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on December 31, 2008, 10:42:11 PM
In the same vein: drinking with good company instead of a bunch of random drunk idiot strangers.

I really, really envy you right now. I'm about to blow my fucking brains out.

 :'(

Not because I'm lonely or anything (my original message sounded emo), but because the people that are here are fucking stupid.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on January 01, 2009, 01:27:16 PM
Drinking substantial amounts and waking up without even a trace of hangover.

In the same vein: drinking with good company instead of a bunch of random drunk idiot strangers.

Ditto.  Also, still being able to play DDR on heavy while I'm totally wasted.  Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on January 01, 2009, 02:40:37 PM
Not quite ordinary, but not really extraordinary.

Spending New Years with someone new who you really care about.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on January 02, 2009, 09:00:23 AM
Pussy in the morning.

Mmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 02, 2009, 11:41:21 AM
people laughing
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 02, 2009, 02:04:08 PM
A Day off.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on January 04, 2009, 03:10:41 AM
I love how the documentation on the web site is so unbiased and frank, and how once you're in-game, the politics around you shape it into something beautiful and realistic.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 04, 2009, 11:09:24 PM
Homebaked bread fresh and hot from the oven, with butter and honey. Kids and a husband who appreciate this ordinary miracle too, and happily gobble it down.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Solifugid on January 05, 2009, 02:54:55 AM
Homebaked bread fresh and hot from the oven, with butter and honey.
This. Daily.

(I am not one of Gimfalisette's children.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on January 08, 2009, 03:32:15 PM
Having a hot shower for the first time in 1.5 weeks that were full of luke-warm and ice-cold showers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on January 08, 2009, 04:23:19 PM
Hot chocolate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on January 08, 2009, 04:26:07 PM
I hope you all appreciate not having tin foil in your teeth.

I want you to go to a mirror (or similar reflective surface, perhaps even the ice cube in your damn drink) and thank yourself for not being a damn idiot who eats fucking tinfoil.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 08, 2009, 04:43:54 PM
I'm glad I don't eat tin-foil.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 10, 2009, 11:12:46 PM
Finally finding out the name of a song that got lodged in my head 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Medena on January 10, 2009, 11:14:08 PM
Finally finding out the name of a song that got lodged in my head 6 years ago.

And you aren't going to share what it was?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 10, 2009, 11:18:33 PM
Freezepop - Super Spr0de
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 11, 2009, 02:14:52 AM
I love you guys!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on January 14, 2009, 10:21:19 AM
The effort of strangers to make my escapism rock so hard it's un-fucking-real. (http://www.armageddon.org/general/updates/view.php)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malifaxis on January 14, 2009, 11:23:13 AM
Being able to think clearly and remember things because there isn't a fucking car battery wired to the side of your craw.


Hmm, I actually did have something stuck in my craw.  Cool!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on January 14, 2009, 11:42:22 AM
Rabelais.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: manonfire on January 14, 2009, 06:13:06 PM
I appreciate this (http://dotsub.com/view/80f72f12-a701-4520-9925-d96e2d9d4808).

Talk about colossal brass balls.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Iota on January 14, 2009, 06:23:38 PM
Holy crap.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on January 14, 2009, 08:39:12 PM
Rabelais.

Not sure Rabelais is ordinary.   ;)

(Are you reading Rabelais?  Or are you reading Bakhtin or similar?)

Oh, and also, to stay on topic: unexpected e-mails with cheerful news
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on January 14, 2009, 09:12:07 PM
I appreciate this (http://dotsub.com/view/80f72f12-a701-4520-9925-d96e2d9d4808).

Talk about colossal brass balls.

That was amazing. Don't mess with the fucking Zohan. 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on January 15, 2009, 09:27:16 AM
Not sure Rabelais is ordinary.   ;)

Rabelais would disagree with you. Strenuously. In the preface to Gargantua's Games.

Are you reading Rabelais?

Yes.

Alexandrian line that isn't rhyming couplets.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AJM on January 15, 2009, 12:21:20 PM
My hookah, after a long day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 15, 2009, 05:35:39 PM
Man... I just realised how glad I am to have wood..he-he.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on January 15, 2009, 07:30:28 PM
Today, I appreciate: The sensation of smiling at someone who knows that they're being rather funny but doesn't HOW funny.

http://io9.com/5132361/star-wars-retold-by-someone-who-never-saw-star-wars
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 16, 2009, 02:05:39 AM
Today, I appreciate: The sensation of smiling at someone who knows that they're being rather funny but doesn't HOW funny.

http://io9.com/5132361/star-wars-retold-by-someone-who-never-saw-star-wars

Dude, I have not laughed so hard in years!!!! That was f-in awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on January 16, 2009, 02:35:21 AM
Today, I appreciate: The sensation of smiling at someone who knows that they're being rather funny but doesn't HOW funny.

http://io9.com/5132361/star-wars-retold-by-someone-who-never-saw-star-wars

Dude, I have not laughed so hard in years!!!! That was f-in awesome.

I have only seen Return of the Jedi up to the point where they are out in the snow and the thing dies and he scoops out the innards and climbs inside. That grossed me out so bad when I was little that I wasn't able to watch the rest of the movie and have not watched any of the others except... Attack of the Clones? Return of the Clones? Anyway... even I laughed at this video. Very nice.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on January 16, 2009, 02:41:10 AM
I thought the video was retarded. Not in a funny way.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 16, 2009, 09:03:24 AM
Hahaha!!!

Good stuff.  Though, it wouldn't have been all that funny without the animations.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 16, 2009, 01:14:45 PM
Eh... it was alright.
But I sure am glad to have blankets.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on January 17, 2009, 01:22:17 PM
Using overripe bananas to make banana pancakes and putting peaches on top instead of syrup.

I love being able to experiment in the kitchen.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 17, 2009, 01:56:14 PM
I love getting creative in the kitchen too.
Started off with just fruit and stuff... then I got creative and threw in an oreo... or two. Then grabbed some peanut butter, tuna, some rice, and some other stuff. Did it all to impress some girl who came over. We all still joke about it.
And it tasted good. To me anyhow...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 17, 2009, 03:37:38 PM
I just made up a batch of broccoli-ramen slaw for a dinner party I'm going to tonight.

The grocery store only had one pack of broccoli-slaw, so I bought some broccoli, red cabbage, and carrots and slawed it myself.  I think next time I'll do that instead of buying pre-slawed, because mine came out better-looking.

It needs a few hours sitting in the fridge for the flavors to fully mix, but so far it tastes goooooood (as usual).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 17, 2009, 03:38:56 PM
Fuck'n love make'n stuff myself. 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 18, 2009, 12:40:34 AM
Uhh... Dang... no one above me.

Work was awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 22, 2009, 04:04:24 PM
Cape sante alla Veneziana.

Basically it's scallops, olive oil, butter, a little flour or breading, lemon juice, white wine, and parsley. It was tasty for dinner, and SO GOOD for lunch the day after. I ate it on a bed of baby spinach. And then had half a pink grapefruit.

MMMM FOOOOOOOOOOOOD
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on January 22, 2009, 04:24:22 PM
Cape sante alla Veneziana.

I'm so making this.  Not on the baby spinach, though, unless it's killed and cooked.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 22, 2009, 04:32:50 PM
Eat it on the baby spinach, no wimping out because you're afraid of your veggies! I also recommend eating only a moderate portion of the cape sante (say, 4 oz), since the scallops themselves + the fats used in cooking add up to a fair number of calories.

I think my next Italian-food experiment is going to be caponata, the eggplant-relish signature dish of Sicily. I'm thinking we'll have it as a side with some baked chicken and a little bit of French bread.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on January 22, 2009, 04:58:55 PM
I appreciate, in the ordinary course of events, seeing the preppy little bitch from high school that talked shit because I had long hair and smoked the ganj, claiming I was doomed to life as a drug-addict and obscurity, but who never had the nuts to man up and fight. Oh yes, motherfucker. It's me, that didn't have mommy and daddy to buy me a new car when I turned 18. Yup. That you gave shit because I sported the concert-tee while you had designer threads. Felt good, didn't it?

Now. Look down your nose while you come come fix my stove. In my house. That I own. Oh, yes. How are things on your punk end? Still living with mommy and daddy at 25? Yeah. Enjoy it, while you're thinking of all the shit you talked to me, that -I- would end up as nothing and with nothing. Remember that? Mmm. Sweet, ain't it? Now get fucked. Yup. Drive away from my spiffy, shiny suburban that's parked in my driveway. Drive off in your piece of shit Neon and wish you were me. Punk bitch motherfucker.

He did fix the clicker on my stove, though.

-WP thought about rubbing it in with a ten-dollar tip, but didn't give him shit.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sephiroto on January 22, 2009, 05:08:03 PM
I appreciate anyone who offers me food that has already been prepared.  Food....
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on January 22, 2009, 06:01:28 PM
Eat it on the baby spinach, no wimping out because you're afraid of your veggies! I also recommend eating only a moderate portion of the cape sante (say, 4 oz), since the scallops themselves + the fats used in cooking add up to a fair number of calories.

I think my next Italian-food experiment is going to be caponata, the eggplant-relish signature dish of Sicily. I'm thinking we'll have it as a side with some baked chicken and a little bit of French bread.
damn, gimf... no fair, now i am hungry and i want to cook some extravagant scallop or shrimp dish.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 22, 2009, 06:07:39 PM
damn, gimf... no fair, now i am hungry and i want to cook some extravagant scallop or shrimp dish.

The great thing is, dishes like this aren't really all that extravagant, they just -sound- extravagant. It took me less than 30 mins to cook, from start to finish, and it cost maybe $8--the scallops were on sale for $5.99/lb, parsley is cheap, lemon and wine and butter and olive oil and flour I already had. It fed me and my husband and daughter for dinner last night, and then lunch for me today--so quite a bargain, overall!

For me, it's the little things like cooking and enjoying good ethnic food that keep me able to deal with the drudgery of much of the rest of life.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 22, 2009, 09:25:59 PM
For me, it's the little things like cooking and enjoying good ethnic food that keep me able to deal with the drudgery of much of the rest of life.

When you come and visit me, you can keep away my drudgery, too.  Nom nom nom.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on January 22, 2009, 09:45:36 PM
I had venison tonight. A gift from a friend.

Ohhhhhh, it was good.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on January 22, 2009, 09:47:43 PM
Home-made pizza, with a spelt flour crust, and generous heapings of tomato sauce, turkey sausage, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, brocolli, and a sprinkling of basil and lots of parmesan.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on January 22, 2009, 10:06:28 PM
Turkey sausage is for chickens.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on January 22, 2009, 10:28:11 PM
I can sense your jealousy, young padawan.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on January 22, 2009, 10:34:29 PM
<Edit> Editing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on January 23, 2009, 12:15:27 AM
I want some pizza.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sephiroto on January 23, 2009, 03:25:37 AM
Oh, I had Maruchan Ramen.  Aren't you jealous?  18cents a pack, whut!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tisiphone on January 23, 2009, 09:01:06 AM
It just hit me.

The farmer's market will be open next Sunday.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on January 23, 2009, 12:20:36 PM
I'm going to the farmers market today!  :) :D ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on January 23, 2009, 04:37:32 PM
Where are you crazy people?

It's like -29 Celcius here in mountain town Alberta.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on January 25, 2009, 09:36:45 PM
Taking photos of things.

Awesome weather.

Ukuleles.

Loud stereos.

Eggs.

Being absolutely in love with my life.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on January 25, 2009, 09:48:48 PM
Learning to juggle (for no reason at all).

Coffee.  In coffee shops. 

Having too much work, but actually enjoying said work.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AJM on January 26, 2009, 12:42:15 AM
Unexpected naps
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 26, 2009, 01:02:32 AM
Taking a very releiving crap.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on January 26, 2009, 04:26:25 AM
Breathing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on January 26, 2009, 04:27:27 AM
Driving.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Voular on January 26, 2009, 05:53:28 AM
Smoking a cuban cigar while driving a car, playing the funky music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AJM on January 26, 2009, 01:09:12 PM
finishing looking at all the new threads. Only to realize other people have as little life as you, and you have to start all over again.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on January 26, 2009, 05:44:50 PM
Blaring the cops theme, Bad Boys, while being a white boy driving through the projects.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on January 26, 2009, 07:24:06 PM
Talking with friends about how much you own at Halo3!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on January 26, 2009, 09:32:21 PM
Having someone lend you COD WAW, and not knowing how good the other ones are, and assuming it is the best game ever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 27, 2009, 07:07:33 PM
A good rant every now and then.   >:(

 :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on January 27, 2009, 07:32:02 PM
Marauder Moe's good rant.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 27, 2009, 08:58:53 PM
Moe's rant was awesome. Go Moe.

Also, Thunkkin, lol @ your sig of me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wolfsong on January 27, 2009, 09:33:44 PM
Waking up from a nap, all lazy and warm and relaxed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on January 28, 2009, 01:19:27 AM
Having a job, and being one of two people at that job getting over 30 hours a week (who aren't members of management, which would bring the total to five). 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on January 28, 2009, 04:19:10 AM
Waking up from a nap, all lazy and warm and relaxed.

I never feel good after a nap.

I do, however, appreciate very much waking up all on my own, no alarms or anything, I never seem to get to REM otherwise. Least that's what it feels like.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on January 28, 2009, 09:29:55 AM
Snow days.

The university campus is closed.  The satellite campus where I teach is closed.  My wife's work is closed.

I'm inside with my warm laptop and a cup of coffee, watching the snow slowly creep up over the tires of my car. 

Sweet.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on January 28, 2009, 10:37:01 AM
Playing four hours of Left 4 Dead with some of your closest friends while drinking really, really good beer.
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Post by: Xagon on January 28, 2009, 10:54:37 AM
Beef flavoured Ramen.
Hot Pockets.
Reusable containers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on January 28, 2009, 08:22:05 PM
Watching u-haul chases.
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Post by: Fathi on January 28, 2009, 08:22:40 PM
Watching u-haul chases.
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Post by: manonfire on January 28, 2009, 08:23:03 PM
Watching u-haul chases.
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Post by: Ender on January 28, 2009, 08:24:49 PM
Watching u-haul chases.

ender(8:19:34 PM): Carjacking: not as easy as in GTA
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Post by: Mechafish on January 28, 2009, 08:33:42 PM
Snow days.

The university campus is closed.  The satellite campus where I teach is closed.  My wife's work is closed.

I'm inside with my warm laptop and a cup of coffee, watching the snow slowly creep up over the tires of my car. 

Sweet.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 28, 2009, 08:42:44 PM
Watching u-haul chases.

with ARMers
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on January 28, 2009, 08:48:11 PM
Watching u-haul chases.

ender(8:19:34 PM): Carjacking: not as easy as in GTA

lawl
so true
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gunnerblaster on January 29, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
I appreciate the cheapness of Gamestop games...

So that when I buy a game for cheap, I am not financially wounded by it's horrible game-play.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on February 01, 2009, 07:22:48 AM
A very enjoyable, long urination that gives the goosebumps and a moment of shivers at the end.... Ah, what a feeling.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on February 01, 2009, 10:29:21 AM
A very enjoyable, long urination that gives the goosebumps and a moment of shivers at the end.... Ah, what a feeling.

The relief that comes from emptying a full bladder is fucking amazing, yes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 03, 2009, 09:14:22 PM
Scalding hot shower.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AJM on February 03, 2009, 09:23:54 PM
A cold beer
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 07, 2009, 02:57:38 PM
Driving with the windows down on a beautiful, sunny, mid-50's day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on February 07, 2009, 06:29:36 PM
Hot toddies
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mechafish on February 07, 2009, 06:32:35 PM
BOINIC projects like SETI@Home
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on February 07, 2009, 07:09:49 PM
I appreciate people whom stand for their beliefs, regardless of the opposition or whether it will be upsetting to another. Most recent example; Phelps publically apologizing for smoking marijuana. If you're going to enjoy a facet of life, then be proud to say that you have, whether you will continue to do so or is another story, but don't back down and force an apology because it is now in the public eye. Too many hypocritical pussies in this world these days. Spotlight gets shown on them, and they back away like cowardice punks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 07, 2009, 07:43:23 PM
I appreciate people whom stand for their beliefs, regardless of the opposition or whether it will be upsetting to another. Most recent example; Phelps publically apologizing for smoking marijuana. If you're going to enjoy a facet of life, then be proud to say that you have, whether you will continue to do so or is another story, but don't back down and force an apology because it is now in the public eye. Too many hypocritical pussies in this world these days. Spotlight gets shown on them, and they back away like cowardice punks.

Yeah, he could do that and let his career crumble, I guess.  ::)

Not saying I disagree, though. I certainly agree.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on February 07, 2009, 08:09:30 PM
I appreciate people whom stand for their beliefs, regardless of the opposition or whether it will be upsetting to another. Most recent example; Phelps publically apologizing for smoking marijuana. If you're going to enjoy a facet of life, then be proud to say that you have, whether you will continue to do so or is another story, but don't back down and force an apology because it is now in the public eye. Too many hypocritical pussies in this world these days. Spotlight gets shown on them, and they back away like cowardice punks.

My thing is... Kellogg dumping him because of his "extracurricular activity" saying that it doesn't fit their standards or whatever. Uh, where does Kellogg think most of their sales come from... stoners with munchies, that's who!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on February 09, 2009, 02:43:28 AM
I bitched and complained the whole time I made a table's food at work.  There were only three people, but they ordered mozzarella sticks, nachos, a lasagna, chicken spinach artichoke pasta, six cheese bake with chicken, and four extra garlic toasts, which is kind of annoying to make when it's RIGHT before closing time (I know it's my job--doesn't mean I like it). 

Well, I cashed them out and he put down like three bucks and change for a tip.  I looked around for the waitress and he told me it was for me.  Then the woman he was with came up and asked if I was the cook, which I was, and she gave me a five dollar bill and said the food was excellent.  I'd gotten a two dollar tip earlier in the night at drive-through (which never happens), too, so I made $11.76 in tips (as an non-tipped employee).  No one EVER tips the cooks and I actually made more in tips than one of the waitresses did tonight. :3  I know it's not a lot of money, but I was thrilled!  I have a little more faith in people now.

Oh, and they left their actual server $10.  They left a little over $18 for the total tip. :3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on February 09, 2009, 03:26:59 AM
With all of the posts, and yet another in the General Discussion (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,34331.0.html (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,34331.0.html)), I appreciate those that can leave an organization, an agency, and/or game with a little dignity without these consistent posts announcing their departure and returns as if all should either provide pity or bow because of the magical dsiappearance/reappearance. If you have a legitamet gripe, explain your opinion, but don't post solely to draw attention to only return hours and days later to continue posting for farewells.

No doubt someone will feel the need to quote this and make some smart-ass comment, so feel free, my opinion still stands.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on February 09, 2009, 03:51:06 AM
With all of the posts, and yet another in the General Discussion (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,34331.0.html (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,34331.0.html)), I appreciate those that can leave an organization, an agency, and/or game with a little dignity without these consistent posts announcing their departure and returns as if all should either provide pity or bow because of the magical dsiappearance/reappearance. If you have a legitamet gripe, explain your opinion, but don't post solely to draw attention to only return hours and days later to continue posting for farewells.

No doubt someone will feel the need to quote this and make some smart-ass comment, so feel free, my opinion still stands.

Quote from: help legitamet
Legitamet                                                                          (General)
A rare cousin to the gargantuan bahamet, these enormous, tortoise-like...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 09, 2009, 01:48:14 PM
With all of the posts, and yet another in the General Discussion (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,34331.0.html (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,34331.0.html)), I appreciate those that can leave an organization, an agency, and/or game with a little dignity without these consistent posts announcing their departure and returns as if all should either provide pity or bow because of the magical dsiappearance/reappearance. If you have a legitamet gripe, explain your opinion, but don't post solely to draw attention to only return hours and days later to continue posting for farewells.

No doubt someone will feel the need to quote this and make some smart-ass comment, so feel free, my opinion still stands.

With all these posts, and yet another in Non-armageddon discussion(http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,29623.msg424210.html#msg424210 (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,29623.msg424210.html#msg424210)) I appreciate how those can post their opinions with little to no dignity by expressing that they 'know' that someone will reply by quoting in some smart-assed way by using such comments as "No doubt someone will feel the need to quote this and make some smart-ass comment, so feel free, my opinion still stands." As if they didn't know that such remarks would, indeed, cause the result that they used such amazing skills of precognition to determine.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on February 09, 2009, 01:52:10 PM
BOINIC projects like SETI@Home

They make me excited about what the internet could be.
We're wasting so much processing ability, and right now only a few of these, and a few ridiculously cute viruses have realized how to exploit it.

*swoon*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on February 09, 2009, 01:53:14 PM
LOL I didn't even read the last part about the smart-assed comment.  I just skipped straight to the fake helpfile.

Of course, that makes it about 10x funnier.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 09, 2009, 03:08:10 PM
Snowstorms and hot chocolate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on February 09, 2009, 03:16:05 PM
Ice skating.  Seriously.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on February 09, 2009, 03:28:41 PM
LOL I didn't even read the last part about the smart-assed comment.  I just skipped straight to the fake helpfile.

Of course, that makes it about 10x funnier.  ;D

Found it utterly hysterical, I appreciate you Synthesis! LOL!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Majikal on February 09, 2009, 03:32:23 PM
Painkillers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on February 10, 2009, 09:03:17 PM
While making the long ass trip north to Wisconsin with the two kids, my son Matthew, 11, at one point wouldn't quit bothering his sister Cassandra, 7.  He kept nagging her, calling her "Speeeecial" and shit like that.  She finally grabbed his hair, yanked his head into her lap and yelled into his face, "LOOK INTO MY EYES!  DOES THIS LOOK LIKE HAPPY TO YOU?!  DOES IT?!"
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Post by: a strange shadow on February 10, 2009, 09:11:36 PM
... that is awesome.

I need to use that IC sometime.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 05, 2009, 08:29:40 AM
Sleep.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: satine on March 05, 2009, 08:30:58 AM
Painkillers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on March 05, 2009, 04:44:31 PM
The vicious, blood-tinged satisfaction of besting a real-life rival, Tuluki-style.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on March 05, 2009, 05:36:11 PM
The vicious, blood-tinged satisfaction of besting a real-life rival, Tuluki-style.

That's ordinary for you?
For some reason I can't help but be reminded of Jimmy Hoffa. 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on March 05, 2009, 05:57:20 PM
The vicious, blood-tinged satisfaction of besting a real-life rival, Tuluki-style.

That's ordinary for you?
For some reason I can't help but be reminded of Jimmy Hoffa. 

Am I a bad person if I say yes? Does it make it better if I say the rival -really- deserved it, in a karmic sense?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 05, 2009, 06:00:56 PM
Blood. Not losing lots of it when I cut my wrist trying to fix my car. Finally stopped...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 05, 2009, 07:13:08 PM
Thief: So after we "save" the world, I figure that gives us the moral
authority to levy a savior tax on, well, everything.

Thief: By which I mean everything that ever was and will be.

Black Mage:  How about hypotheticals and things that never were?

Thief:  One day at a time, Black Mage.

lol, sometimes I seriously fucking love Nuklear Power (http://www.nuklearpower.com/).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on March 05, 2009, 11:12:07 PM
The vicious, blood-tinged satisfaction of besting a real-life rival, Tuluki-style.

That's ordinary for you?
For some reason I can't help but be reminded of Jimmy Hoffa. 

Am I a bad person if I say yes? Does it make it better if I say the rival -really- deserved it, in a karmic sense?

I've always had a strong and often frustrated sense of justice. ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Comrade Canadia on March 06, 2009, 12:19:03 AM
I still say you're missing your call as a costumed vigilante.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on March 06, 2009, 01:14:42 AM
The "skin" on chocolate pudding. It's the only part I eat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on March 07, 2009, 02:50:15 PM
After four months of having been laid off due to financial crisis within the 501c non-profit organization I formerly worked for, I've been picked up by a very reputable agency in my state for which they'll be paying me the highest I've ever managed to achieve thus far in my twenty-two years of life. I've never been the type that rubs something like that in someone's face, but I'm so very tempted to call up my former supervisor and gloat that I'm making just 5k shy of what he currently earns after thirty, almost fourty years of experience in the IT industry.

Network Engineer - $45.7k/annually


Ordinary Appreciation - a job.  :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on March 07, 2009, 03:16:20 PM
A new baby in the extended family.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 07, 2009, 03:27:01 PM
Other peoples' babies in general.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on March 07, 2009, 03:37:02 PM
Flirting with girls on the internet.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mechafish on March 07, 2009, 04:08:25 PM
Japan
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 07, 2009, 04:16:34 PM
I fried two pounds of bacon this morning.

I appreciate this.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 08, 2009, 09:59:44 AM
I rolled onto my side to watch a light rain filtering through the branches of the trees outside my apartment.

***Edit to add:  Fuck.  You.  Majikal.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Majikal on March 08, 2009, 10:12:12 AM
Normal things I appreciate:

Getting Rish all angrified commenting on his cute posts.

Majikal: I rolled onto my side to watch a light rain filtering through the branches of the trees outside my apartment.
Majikal: gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
rish: FUCK YOU
rish: IT IS AWESOME
Majikal:
 >dropkick kevin
 you wouldn't hit a girl would you?
 >yes
 A retarded one?
 >yes
you kick him



Rish is adorable...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Majikal on March 08, 2009, 10:19:07 AM
Audiobooks, they get me through work.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 08, 2009, 11:32:01 AM
Audiobooks, they get me through work.

Start a thread with good audiobook suggestions. I can never find one with a narrator who doesn't sound like he's either 110 years old or mellow and half-asleep on valium.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 08, 2009, 12:07:32 PM
Audiobooks, they get me through work.

Start a thread with good audiobook suggestions. I can never find one with a narrator who doesn't sound like he's either 110 years old or mellow and half-asleep on valium.

Escapepod.org (http://Escapepod.org) (Scifi)

Psuedopod.org (http://Psuedopod.org) (Horror)

Podcastle.org (http://Podcastle.org) (Fantasy)


Sites dedicated to upping audiobooks every week. Usually short ones.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on March 08, 2009, 12:08:51 PM
A good'ole drive.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 08, 2009, 07:29:37 PM
Jujubes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Medena on March 08, 2009, 07:34:19 PM
Jujubes.

YES!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 08, 2009, 09:59:09 PM
Bratwurst and beers on a nice day.

And steak, though my brat-ass children devoured most of mine after I spent all day working the grill. :( Delicious steak
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on March 08, 2009, 10:57:03 PM
Homemade Meyer lemon curd.

Being an excellent cook.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rahnevyn on March 08, 2009, 11:00:28 PM
Waking up to an awesome rainstorm outside.

+10 bonus points when not waking up alone.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 08, 2009, 11:07:13 PM
Waking up to an awesome rainstorm outside.

+10 bonus points when not waking up alone.

Cats are nice, aren't they?   ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 08, 2009, 11:17:18 PM
Home brewed belgian triple with added cherry juice that decided to ferment the ever loving FUCK out of itself.  Did I mention it's sitting in a rather LARGE bottle?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 09, 2009, 11:06:12 AM
Owning this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41I-v4FGoxL._SS500_.jpg)

...and taking it to work for my coworkers to thumb through on the group table.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on March 09, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
A brand new queen-size mattress & bedframe... for free. All mine, to sprawl across and take up as much room as I goddamn want to.

I slept good last night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 09, 2009, 12:24:11 PM
A brand new queen-size mattress & bedframe... for free. All mine, to sprawl across and take up as much room as I goddamn want to.

I slept good last night.

On that note... a freshly-fluffed feather bed.  Mmmmmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Majikal on March 09, 2009, 06:18:53 PM
Filing for unemployment.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 09, 2009, 06:39:28 PM
Malken.

Though, he's not very ordinary at all.  :-*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on March 10, 2009, 12:00:21 AM
i appracieate yoiru kindness
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on March 10, 2009, 01:02:09 AM
That smile a few minutes ago made all the bullshit from earlier today wholly worthwhile.

I love every facet of my life right now.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: loopylobes on March 10, 2009, 01:47:09 AM
The first cut into a fresh piece of construction paper.

My girlfriend's mum came up with this and I like it:

It was a blisteringly hot night, and I was round my gf's house, no air-con so it was incredibly hot. So, her mum brought in a damp sheet wich me and my gf put over us. Damn it was lovely and cooling, and it felt weird. But awesome at the same time.

Good times.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Solifugid on March 10, 2009, 06:01:29 AM
The sound of the steel strings on my new acoustic guitar.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rairen on March 10, 2009, 03:13:39 PM
Having someone in the world worth making Evil Overlord-themed jokes about.

(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/political-pictures-vladimir-putin-whistle-ominous.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 10, 2009, 04:51:03 PM
The smell of a sourdough barm. 

Knowing that tomorrow night I'm going to have some hot, ass-kicking bread.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 10, 2009, 05:23:35 PM
The rest of the world dreams of hot, ass-kicking sex.

Rishenko dreams of hot, ass-kicking bread.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 10, 2009, 05:26:23 PM
Maybe it's because I have it, but I rarely dream of sex.

I'm more likely to dream of drugs, since I rarely get to do any anymore. I woke up a few weeks ago scrambling for the open bag of blow I'd just dropped in the sheets, only to have my wife call me an asshole and tell me to stop raising hell at 5am.

I can honestly say I've never one time dreamt of bread.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 10, 2009, 06:38:42 PM
I get fantastic, ass-kicking sex from Susan.  Why dream passed perfection?

As for dreaming about bread... Hmmm, that could be interesting.  Since I have dreamed of beer, and beer is liquid bread, I guess it wouldn't be too much of a stretch.  By the way, it's awesome when your barm smells something akin to a good grain mash. ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on March 10, 2009, 07:00:29 PM
Friends sending me pictures of kittens to cheer me up after a bad day at work.

Realizing that I don't have to work tomorrow, so I actually have time to catch up on everything I need to get done.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 10, 2009, 07:48:50 PM
Having 5 days off in a row.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on March 10, 2009, 07:54:26 PM
First Ourla with her feather bed... now Winterless with her vacation...

You guys are one-upping all my appreciations!

;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bogre on March 10, 2009, 07:58:28 PM
Seeing your girlfriend after a trip away.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on March 10, 2009, 08:21:08 PM
First Ourla with her feather bed... now Winterless with her vacation...

You guys are one-upping all my appreciations!

;)

I appreciate Winterless's vacation, as well! I never get to see her enough.

Now we need a feather bed, too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on March 10, 2009, 08:44:37 PM
Finding a new recipe that I'm really excited to try out and discovering that I actually have all the ingredients I will need to make it.

... Giving in despite my love of cooking and occasionally just ordering a big, fat, disgusting, greasy pizza with way too many toppings.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on March 10, 2009, 09:24:43 PM
QUITTING MY LAME ASS JOB, AND GOING ON TO FAME AND FORTUNE.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ammut on March 10, 2009, 09:27:20 PM
QUITTING MY LAME ASS JOB, AND GOING ON TO FAME AND FORTUNE.

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Wait wat? I hope you have something awesome lined up, LauraMars.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on March 10, 2009, 09:28:18 PM
What's with all these people quitting their jobs during the worst recession since WWII?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on March 11, 2009, 12:04:19 AM
What's with all these people quitting their jobs during the worst recession since WWII?

I can only speak for myself, but it really sucks to be one of the people at the bottom of the hill, receiving the shit-alanche. Sometimes it's worse than being poor. But this isn't the complaints thread!

I appreciate orgasms, good company, good food, good writing and killer music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 11, 2009, 03:16:31 AM
realizing I still have five potential hours of sleep if I can crash again
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 11, 2009, 03:24:44 AM
The comforting scent of your special someone as you snuggle down next to them for the night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 11, 2009, 03:30:20 AM
A doob and a favorite book in a scalding hot bathtub. Mmmm. Incense burning for bonus points.

Also, putting out the doob and putting down the book to soap up the wife. Hooray.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 11, 2009, 05:07:33 AM
A doob and a favorite book in a scalding hot bathtub. Mmmm. Incense burning for bonus points.

Also, putting out the doob and putting down the book to soap up the wife. Hooray.

Dude I'm so jealous of your redneck ass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on March 11, 2009, 11:45:24 AM
A doob and a favorite book in a scalding hot bathtub. Mmmm. Incense burning for bonus points.

Also, putting out the doob and putting down the book to soap up the wife. Hooray.

Dude I'm so jealous of your redneck ass.

The word you seek is "envy," unless you mean to imply that you are actually soaping up WP's wife on the side.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Taven on March 11, 2009, 09:15:24 PM
Colored pencils. Blue colored pencils longer then a half and inch. FINALLY finishing that one piece you've been working on forever, and showing it off. (No, it isn't online yet, but I plan to make it so soon!)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 11, 2009, 09:50:36 PM
A doob and a favorite book in a scalding hot bathtub. Mmmm. Incense burning for bonus points.

Also, putting out the doob and putting down the book to soap up the wife. Hooray.

Dude I'm so jealous of your redneck ass.

The word you seek is "envy," unless you mean to imply that you are actually soaping up WP's wife on the side.

Nope, just smoking his weed and sneaking into his bathtub at night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 11, 2009, 10:46:30 PM
Making home-made soup for the second time in my life, being a different recipe that I've never tried before, and it coming out wonderfully delicious! Yay for minestrone soup! And yay for Malken who gave me the recipe! And lastly, yay for my family that said I was making the house stink with it, but when I forced them to try it they said it was really good!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 11, 2009, 10:48:05 PM
I made soup tonight too actually... i turned it into a stew because I was feeling more than just a soup hunger.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 11, 2009, 10:51:24 PM
Stew sounds really good... that will be my next make. Next week some time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 11, 2009, 11:41:19 PM
I made white bean chicken chili and garnished it with shredded Irish cheddar, avocado, and sour cream, with sourdough chunks on the side.  Mmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on March 12, 2009, 12:17:50 AM
Wow, my girlfriend and I actually made some mexican shrimp bisque tonight. Must be a soup day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 12, 2009, 02:18:12 AM
Two fresh and warm loaves of homemade sourdough.  Is it good?  Oh hell yes.  I will sleep now.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on March 12, 2009, 11:47:07 AM
Looking around for a snack only to find a plate of freshly cooked bacon ready for the eatin. :P
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on March 19, 2009, 04:25:07 PM
Passing the point of no return.

(the point after which a decision can no longer be reversed)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 19, 2009, 06:25:28 PM
The disgusting goodness of frozen burritos.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eloran on March 20, 2009, 03:52:39 AM
"The White House bowling alley remains in place, Obama said, bragging that he rolled a 129-point game ('Like the Special Olympics or something,' he said."

I love a president with a sense of humor, or lack thereof. Either way, hilarity ensues.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on March 20, 2009, 05:55:11 AM
Orange juice. I am so addicted to orange juice. And a hot cocoa on a cold day.
I wish I had enough money to afford to eat out every day. I would be so happy and fat  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 20, 2009, 10:48:19 AM
I wish I had enough money to afford to eat out every day. I would be so happy and fat  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 20, 2009, 12:33:50 PM
Chile's Presidente Margaritas.

And herbs.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on March 20, 2009, 12:38:23 PM
My sense of humor.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 20, 2009, 03:56:30 PM
salt and pepper.

and hash.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on March 20, 2009, 04:03:15 PM
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/Pork/
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 20, 2009, 04:05:24 PM
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/Pork/

That is not ordinary in this universe/
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 20, 2009, 08:17:31 PM
Skipping your last two classes to start spring break early!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 20, 2009, 09:40:29 PM
Watching the last BSG.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on March 20, 2009, 10:40:59 PM
This phone I'm posting from and my wife and daughter.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on March 20, 2009, 11:32:49 PM
Watching the last BSG.  ;D

Without spoiling the ending, finally an ending that doesn't leave me pissed or WTF'ed the way Deadwood and Sopranos left me  ;D

I liked it!

Now I'm probably not going to watch tv ever again, seeing as it was the last show on tv I was really watching.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on March 20, 2009, 11:42:34 PM
Here's something about as ordinary as it gets:

I appreciate that I am generally intelligent, blessed with common sense, am capable of considering the consequences of my actions, and live a boring, uninteresting, and very private life.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 21, 2009, 12:01:12 AM
Watching the last BSG.  ;D

Without spoiling the ending, finally an ending that doesn't leave me pissed or WTF'ed the way Deadwood and Sopranos left me  ;D

I liked it!

Now I'm probably not going to watch tv ever again, seeing as it was the last show on tv I was really watching.

Didn't you see the previews for this fall's: BSG: The Plan? And also, the Caprica DVD that is coming out.  ;)  :-*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 21, 2009, 03:09:19 AM
Will Farrell's comedy with his two-year-old daughter:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm3JjTJcnto

NSFW.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on March 21, 2009, 03:12:37 AM
Didn't you see the previews for this fall's: BSG: The Plan? And also, the Caprica DVD that is coming out.  ;)  :-*

I did! But.. Didn't look so interesting to me, beside, you already know that.. So I'm going to just enjoy and appreciate watching you watching tv  ;)  :-*

I'll totally appreciate fall, too!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on March 21, 2009, 05:21:03 AM
Learning to code the mud I'm building.  ;D
I managed to make 2 new commands for it tonight. ID, and ECHO.

ECHO is, essentially, an emote without anything in it to identify the person who wrote it. ID is the one I really like, though.

Code: [Select]
help think
Command : ID
Usage   : ID
Example : ID
Short(s):
ID stands for 'internal dialogue', it is shown only to you, the person
enteringthe command. No matter what, it will start with 'You', but it can be
used torepresent any number of things done in internal dialog, such as
'think', 'feel' imagine, and etc. so to, for example, get 'You think: I
think, therefore, I am.'  You would enter <ID think: I think, therefore, I
am.>
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on March 21, 2009, 11:17:44 PM
The way music can bring people together.

Some of my favorite friendships have started almost entirely due to a shared love of music, and swapping favorite tunes after discovering a few common interests has helped bridge a distance that had grown between my mother & I.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on March 22, 2009, 03:51:57 PM
Quality hot sake at a damn good sushi restaurant.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on March 22, 2009, 03:57:02 PM
swapping

Basically A Strange Shadow loves to swap. ;D ::) :-X
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on March 22, 2009, 04:10:59 PM
You caught me. I love to swap with my mother, the musical whore that I am.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 22, 2009, 04:36:03 PM
Beautiful, sunny, mid-70's days.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on March 22, 2009, 04:50:25 PM
That beautiful metallic "clink" sound when you headshot someone in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, or in Call of Duty: World at War.

Nothin' like it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 22, 2009, 05:44:36 PM
I like the sound of me actually killing something.

On a side note.... When it's beautifully sunny for four days, about 9 degrees celsius.. and then.. BAM MOTHERFUCKER TWO FEET OF SNOW.

Mmm mountain weather.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on March 22, 2009, 06:03:31 PM
My Prestige Ibanez guitar and my southern sweetheart, I'd never be able to live happily again without both of them in my life.

(bowling sucks, though. I averaged like 55...)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on March 22, 2009, 11:26:28 PM
Belgoi's cookies makin love to ma mouth. :o

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2676/26527269576303150175803.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 22, 2009, 11:50:42 PM
Does your 'cookie' make love to her mouth as well? :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AJM on March 23, 2009, 10:28:53 AM
cell phone signal.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on March 23, 2009, 11:43:27 PM
Ahh...my friend just beat the shit out of the guy his woman was cheating on him with. I love it.

Street justice, mother fucker.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on March 23, 2009, 11:48:27 PM
He should have beaten the woman instead.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on March 23, 2009, 11:59:27 PM
He should have beaten the woman instead.

Get thee hence from this thread, pessimist.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Forest Junkie on March 24, 2009, 12:00:55 AM
He should have beaten the woman instead.

I'd actually prefer to pretend to reconcile before delivering one of the meanest assfucks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on March 24, 2009, 12:34:04 AM
He should have beaten the woman instead.

I'd actually prefer to pretend to reconcile before delivering one of the meanest assfucks.

I just don't get why they abuse the guy she was cheating on instead of the one that cheated.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 24, 2009, 02:35:05 AM
He should have beaten the woman instead.

For sure, your friend's an idiot.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on March 24, 2009, 04:30:22 AM
Learning to code the mud I'm building.  ;D
I managed to make 2 new commands for it tonight. ID, and ECHO.

ECHO is, essentially, an emote without anything in it to identify the person who wrote it. ID is the one I really like, though.

Code: [Select]
help think
Command : ID
Usage   : ID
Example : ID
Short(s):
ID stands for 'internal dialogue', it is shown only to you, the person
enteringthe command. No matter what, it will start with 'You', but it can be
used torepresent any number of things done in internal dialog, such as
'think', 'feel' imagine, and etc. so to, for example, get 'You think: I
think, therefore, I am.'  You would enter <ID think: I think, therefore, I
am.>
That. I don't know what it's like to have kids, but I'd expect it to be not too far from actually having learnt to write new code. Every time I make a special new piece of code, the ecstacy is undescribable :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on March 24, 2009, 11:34:18 AM
Starting the day with an egg, turkey, and cheese on whole wheat and a glass of water.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 24, 2009, 03:08:58 PM
eating twix and mars bars and energy drinks while trying to stay awake at work due to unnatural addiction to Call Of Duty on XBOX Live.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on March 24, 2009, 03:15:33 PM
It finally being warm enough for long enough to wear dresses and heels! Yay!  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on March 26, 2009, 11:16:36 AM
Catching an annoying user (who has been harassing me all week and complaining about me to my bosses) in a blatant lie and (politely) exposing the truth (accompanied by proof) in an email thread with many recipients.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on March 26, 2009, 01:36:35 PM
Fallout 3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on March 26, 2009, 01:42:34 PM
Hoping for over a year that the cheese forgets you exist, then getting a call from the lawyer. Deferred adjudication? Oh yes. I was so happy I told him over the phone, a tremendously fat, bearded, sleaze-ball of a lawyer, that I would kiss him on the mouth next time I saw him.

FUCK YOU COPPERS.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on March 26, 2009, 04:27:55 PM
Fallout 3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on March 26, 2009, 05:06:14 PM
FUCK YOU COPPERS.

I live in a small town. I have to tell the fiancé of one of the few RCMP officers, that she's fired.

Yay.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on March 27, 2009, 08:07:12 AM
Seeing your very first paycheck above $2,000 transferred into your bank account.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on March 27, 2009, 11:09:18 AM
Seeing your very first paycheck above $2,000 transferred into your bank account.

No kidding.

Financial security.  Not that I'm where I want to be, but that my situation is good-ish and ever-improving.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on March 30, 2009, 06:37:58 AM
Getting the timing perfect so that a girl I don't even know looks me directly in the eye as she passes by. Then quickly slipping a small smile at her. Hold that look for around half a second (though it will feel much longer) then pull away. That quick burst of attraction is amazing.

Hehe, once I did that with a girl who was walking with her friend, and she paused in the middle of a conversation to return the smile.

Of course, I don't do that anymore, girlfriend would kill me ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on March 30, 2009, 12:41:29 PM
Working 3 days, 12 hours shifts, then 4 days off a week, at $27 an hour, oh yeah, I can dig it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on March 31, 2009, 02:11:33 AM
I only have to work 12 hour shifts this week.

Sweet.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on April 01, 2009, 04:19:49 AM
Hmm.. I think I've been taking a lot of things in life too seriously. I've always had ridiculously high standards to be the best in anything I do. And then be the best of the best.

Stepping back a bit, I'm happy being second best. I've been envying a few lucky people, a few people my age, who've achieved things I haven't. But after some emails, I'm happy with what I have. Those friends in Stanford and MIT? Don't even have boyfriends. My happily married friends don't have a strong source of income. My skilled, charismatic best friend with a degree and a chance at becoming a politician doesn't have my endurance. My rich, politically-connected friends are surrounded by corrupt idiots and attract the pretty, but shallow girls. My idol just replied to some fan mail this morning telling me that his massive revolutionary invention is just an experiment and he's hoping to see how things turn out. And I'm happy that with my youth, I still have the time to experiment, make mistakes, and still survive.

So, yeah. I'm appreciating being me :)
How sappy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 01, 2009, 04:51:53 AM
I appreciate change, when it comes in predictable intervals.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on April 01, 2009, 04:58:21 AM
I appreciate change, when it comes in predictable intervals.

Not a fan of Stephen Jay Gould (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_jay_gould), I take it?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 01, 2009, 05:09:39 AM
From the article I'd say no, I'm not. But to be a fan you have to disagree with someone. I don't agree or disagree with him.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on April 01, 2009, 12:39:26 PM
From the article I'd say no, I'm not. But to be a fan you have to disagree with someone. I don't agree or disagree with him.

The only salient point was his theory of punctuated equilibrium.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on April 13, 2009, 04:33:28 PM
Breaking even on my taxes. <3

Yes, I'm that poor.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 14, 2009, 04:54:42 AM
I'm getting a $33 check. Aren't I special?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Myhrrn on April 14, 2009, 06:04:06 AM
eating twix and mars bars and energy drinks while trying to stay awake at work due to unnatural addiction to Call Of Duty on XBOX Live.

You too?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on April 14, 2009, 08:22:14 AM
Dark, rainy mornings.

Love 'em.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on April 14, 2009, 09:57:12 AM
Dark, rainy mornings.

Love 'em.
I love them during allergy season.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on April 14, 2009, 11:37:34 AM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/rhrex0.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on April 14, 2009, 09:13:49 PM
Heavy milestone #2.

The crazy guitar riffs in Persona 4's boss music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on April 14, 2009, 10:30:23 PM
Good beer.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on April 14, 2009, 10:57:35 PM
Laughing at rishenko when he's drunk.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on April 17, 2009, 11:52:14 AM
Happy birthdays, spending your day with the one you love, yummy italian food, much needed haircuts, and donating liberated locks to Locks of Love.


My hair's not been this short in at least 9 years!  :o I love it!  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on April 22, 2009, 05:26:03 PM
Easy exams and 80 degree weather.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on April 22, 2009, 05:29:29 PM
A nice, clean kitchen, and a closet full of clean clothes.  I love finishing chores.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on April 22, 2009, 05:33:35 PM
Lolcats. Yeah, yeah, I know. But when I'm down, and things are going really crappy, I always find a reason to smile there, if not outright laugh.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on April 23, 2009, 12:47:41 PM
The loud murmurs and sighs of exasperation after a tough test telling me I'm not the only one who fecked it up. The earlier, louder, and higher pitched the murmurs are, the more comforting it is.

+ points for some kids facebooking about it
+ points for the ambient sounds of stressed sighs increasing linearly nearing the end of the test
++ points for the smartest kid in the class walking around with a FML smile on his face after the test
+++ points for the lecturer shaking his head and rolling his eyes after reading the answers of the first guy who sends it in early
+++++ points for some guy accidentally saying "what the fuck?" out loud in the first 5 minutes. I'd buy him a drink if I knew who he was.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on April 26, 2009, 01:45:48 PM
Best. Weekend. Ever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on April 28, 2009, 08:16:51 AM
Starting arguments with the girlfriend and then making up for it :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on April 28, 2009, 11:36:22 AM
Getting mud on the tires of a brand new mountainbike.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on April 28, 2009, 11:47:52 AM
Waking up for bloody maries. Probation officially starts Friday morning, so I'm tying on a four day drunk until the Man forces me to stop.

Kids are staying with Grandma for a few days, so I even get to do it in my boxers. Hooray.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: spicemustflow on April 28, 2009, 12:51:45 PM
Why are you on probation?

edit:
rude question, maybe, but i'm curious
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on April 28, 2009, 01:30:14 PM
Why?  Because he got caught.

A gang member, you may have seen them around, they tend to dress in blue and carry guns, found him doing something that the gang didn't like being done on their turf.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on April 28, 2009, 01:40:28 PM
WP touched me.


Also I love coffee.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Majikal on April 28, 2009, 01:45:51 PM
Xanax. I lurve you.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on April 28, 2009, 02:51:21 PM
I got arrested for anceint, and I mean 5+ years ancient, traffic fucking tickets. I had about a quarter doob in my pocket. I didn't give it up until they were processing me inside the jail. In Texas this amounts to a class C felony "Possession of a Controlled Substance inside a correctional facility". Fucking cunts.

So I plead it down to misdemeanor possession. The judge was actually pretty cool about it all and dressed-down the arresting officer, who was a petty little bitch of a person anyway, right in the middle of the courtroom, for not properly searching me or asking me if I was holding before cuffing and taking me into the jail, and then having the gall to leave all that out of his report. "Next time you might do your job a little better, sir." And when the cop just nodded sheepishly he snapped, with all the power and authority of a Distric Judge "When I speak to you, you will answer me! Don't just shake your head." It was worth all the hassle, just to see the punk bitch of a cop put in his place.

My probation officer seems fairly cool as well. I failed my first UA yesterday with trace amounts and I told her the truth, that I'd been two-weeks clean and that it wouldn't happen again. She told me she didn't think I looked like a hooligan or a criminal and that she doubted she'd have to get in my face. She's also already given me a travel pass for the vacation I'm taking the family on next month and told me I could even keep some beers in the house if I wanted, but to hide 'em when she came so she didn't have to bust me up. She's a 26 year old black chick who's last name is "Ivery". When I cracked a joke on it she heckled me about my last name being Cox and I told her 'Yup. It's because I've got enough for two. Plural, you know?" And she laughed heartily. I figure it'll all work out well.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on April 29, 2009, 01:27:54 PM
My daughter being with me
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on April 29, 2009, 01:30:17 PM
My daughter being with me

Aww. :)

My own for today?

MY KIDS BEING GONE! FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA! *listens to vulgar music, watches porn, drinks booze in his boxers with a tremendous erection and forces the wife to show the boobies every ten minutes or so*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ghost on April 29, 2009, 02:12:26 PM
MY KIDS BEING GONE! FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA! *listens to vulgar music, watches porn, drinks booze in his boxers with a tremendous erection and forces the wife to show the boobies every ten minutes or so*

man i wish you were a girl

i would hit on you everyday
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Guess Who on April 29, 2009, 02:54:43 PM
a tremendous erection

i would hit on you everyday
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on April 29, 2009, 03:00:01 PM
penis

penis

penis

penis
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Guess Who on April 29, 2009, 03:05:54 PM
Yes Mansa, very good, you got it.


And by it, I mean, penis.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on April 29, 2009, 05:28:56 PM
Little Debbie's Nutty Bars.

Comforting Hungover Mansa.

Being rich IG.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on April 29, 2009, 05:42:44 PM
Vodka.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on April 29, 2009, 08:31:35 PM
The GDB.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jdr on April 29, 2009, 08:37:25 PM
Ghost reminds me of kris straub, of the chainsawsuit webcomic.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on April 29, 2009, 09:36:22 PM
Waking up to find out that horrible dream was actually just a dream.  :o

(Said dream was that I had lied on my immigration medical paperwork and was getting shipped back to Texas and charged with fraud. JESUS.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 01, 2009, 01:58:53 AM
Beastlies. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leslielevings/collections/)



(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1156/561215638_8bda01f018.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/2170618248_62f5d7c7a3.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2300/2234725271_812ee18c6f.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/3239734202_a8fd9f11c6.jpg?v=0)


THEY'RE SO CUTE.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on May 01, 2009, 02:22:51 AM
I have this uncontrollable urge to get a Furby.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on May 01, 2009, 02:27:02 AM
I love the heart-pounding noise my computer makes when I have an e-mail.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on May 01, 2009, 12:34:22 PM
Working for a thoroughly decent company, with thoroughly decent coworkers, and a thoroughly decent boss.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on May 01, 2009, 12:35:00 PM
Working for a thoroughly decent company, with thoroughly decent coworkers, and a thoroughly decent boss.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on May 01, 2009, 03:01:17 PM
Playing doctor over the internet!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 01, 2009, 03:08:29 PM
Playing doctor over the internet!


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000DMFM.01.PT02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eloran on May 01, 2009, 03:11:09 PM
I hated that game. My hands would shake too much, so I broke the board over my knee and stabbed that Larry wannabe in his bowl-cut head with those plastic tweezers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on May 02, 2009, 12:59:24 PM
The laughter of children. :)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/wswmiq.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 02, 2009, 05:23:22 PM
Getting lucky and walking into a comic book store on my son's request and finding that it was Free Comic Book Day.  That made the boy happy as it is... but it got even better when we found out that four artists from Marvel (and I believe DC) and Activision were there for charity work.  So, we donated $20 and got to pick five random face down cards of superheroes they had drawn.  Matt picked two, Cassie two, and I one.  Then, it got even better when my daughter picked up a card that awarded her a free card drawing of a superhero of her choice by one of the artists.  It then...got...better... for while she was having a portrait of Wonder Woman made, my son was talking with one of the artists.  Said artists decided to do a quick side portrait sketch of The Joker on 8.5 x 11 paper, signed it and to my son.

They have been on cloud nine ever since.  :)

And for the curious, the other cards we randomly chose were:
Captain America (me)
Harley Quinn (Matt)
Shrinking Violet (Cassie)
The Green Hornet (Matt)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 02, 2009, 06:12:52 PM
Scan and show 'em off. I want to see.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 02, 2009, 06:21:29 PM
Scan and show 'em off. I want to see.

Hurry up and buy that scanner, Rish.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 02, 2009, 06:34:43 PM
Bleh. Just take a digi pic or even with a cell-phone. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 02, 2009, 07:11:31 PM
All (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2354/imga0720.jpg)
Joker (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8813/imga0721.jpg)
Cards (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4828/imga0722.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 02, 2009, 07:15:13 PM
Very cool. Thanks for posting.

Lucky indeed. ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on May 02, 2009, 07:16:15 PM
All (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2354/imga0720.jpg)
Joker (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8813/imga0721.jpg)
Cards (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4828/imga0722.jpg)

:)

hawt
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 02, 2009, 07:40:51 PM
Green Hornet freakin' rocks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 02, 2009, 07:58:23 PM
Dude, those are so awesome. I'm insanely jealous.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on May 03, 2009, 02:36:40 PM
Food that leaves me reeling.  I just made a mighty chicken curry.  Spicy, yet flavorful.  Also pretty healthy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on May 03, 2009, 04:59:07 PM
I survived a car crash.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 03, 2009, 09:02:44 PM
Spending an afternoon with a group of friends and my kids.  I brought marinated/barbecue rubbed chicken breast (home made recipe), Muktesh and co. brought yogurt marinated chicken parts.  Yuly made empanadas and some other Columbian food, fruit, lots of home made beer and other high quality beer, shooting a replica 9mm pellet gun at various things, shooting the shit and lazing away a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 03, 2009, 09:04:35 PM
Yogurt? What the fuck?

For some reason, yogurt doesn't strike me as good marinate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 03, 2009, 09:07:47 PM
You would be wrong there, sir.  It is awesomeness.  Ask Steven Raichlen.  Also, Muktesh sprinkled mango powder on the finished chicken parts (it was mixed with a few other spices, I'll be getting the recipe). It fucking rocked.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 03, 2009, 11:53:37 PM
Yogurt is the best tenderizing marinate
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on May 04, 2009, 09:56:24 AM
Sunday morning, I had to resist the urge to get emotical at the playing of "Brother James' Air."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: flurry on May 04, 2009, 11:24:09 AM
Iced coffee.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 05, 2009, 02:20:19 PM
3 hours of sleep after getting my report finished at 5 AM, finally! Mmmmm.. sleep. Then I have class from 9 AM - 5 PM.. but hell, precious sleep.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on May 05, 2009, 05:29:28 PM
I almost forgot to tell you guys. Even though I'm certain ya'll don't care about my sex life.

I got laid!

She even told me she liked me. That was almost as good as the sex part.

She's still with her boyfriend though.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on May 05, 2009, 05:32:59 PM
The moral highground.  ::)
My new mountainbike.  ;D
Boxing.   :D
Being too busy doing other awesome things to really have time for Arm.   :-\
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 05, 2009, 05:46:30 PM
Having a friend I haven't seen in months show up.

And, having the self-control to tell him to put away his gigantic bag of piney-smelling nugs. I fucking well wanted to burn through it, though.

Smoking a pack of Newports in one sitting because my Rx painkillers make me a fiend.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on May 05, 2009, 05:54:55 PM
The moral highground.  ::)

Not a practitioner of the 48 Laws of Power? I thought it was ubiquitous in the Arm community.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on May 05, 2009, 05:55:46 PM
The moral highground.  ::)

Not a practitioner of the 48 Laws of Power? I thought it was ubiquitous in the Arm community.

Don't get me started on those.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: anotherhippie on May 05, 2009, 06:01:25 PM
And, having the self-control to tell him to put away his gigantic bag of piney-smelling nugs.

OMG!  :o Are you Ill, Send yer friend over here I'll help him smoke his`gigantic bag of piney-smelling nugs...What I appreciate is having a friend who has gigantic bag of piney-smelling nugs. :)  EDIT i haven't figure out this Quote thing yet sorry..... EDIT AGAIN: ok trying again with the quote thing...it worked :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 05, 2009, 06:06:30 PM
Put what you want to write on the outside of the (quote)(/quote)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on May 05, 2009, 10:49:30 PM
Getting 1000 posts isn't ordinary, but I love it!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on May 06, 2009, 07:04:53 AM
Finding someone who's done what you're trying to do... and written a shell script to do it automatically.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on May 06, 2009, 08:26:57 AM
I survived a car crash.

I put mine in complaints, but it should probably be in appreciation.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on May 06, 2009, 08:27:42 AM
My really super comfortable Red Sox shirt I've had for years.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 06, 2009, 09:40:23 AM
Getting 1000 posts isn't ordinary, but I love it!

Hi-5.  It took me like, two and a half years to make it to 1000 posts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on May 06, 2009, 10:26:52 AM
And there's RG with 3000 in a year and a half.

I'm not sure whether to be impressed or sympathetic.  ???
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 06, 2009, 10:50:54 AM
And there's RG with 3000 in a year and a half.

I'm not sure whether to be impressed or sympathetic.  ???

Yeah, is it bragging rights to have a high post count, or is it proof of one's nerdiness levels?


(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h33/gingkstar/Valentine1.jpg?t=1241621509)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on May 06, 2009, 10:53:51 AM
I guess it's bragging rights if your proud to be a nerd. See above post for example. ^^
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 06, 2009, 10:58:15 AM
And there's RG with 3000 in a year and a half.

I'm not sure whether to be impressed or sympathetic.  ???

Lol, I was ashamed of my 1000th post.

Hell.. this is my alt account for my first male character, who died by the time it was approved, so I used it for the 2nd one. How the hell did I get so many posts out? When did the original one become an alt acount? ???
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on May 06, 2009, 11:03:54 AM
Yeah, you should actually be ashamed Smuz. :/

This is an alt account, but my first account only racked up about 500 posts. I didn't really post that often with it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 06, 2009, 11:07:28 AM
Alts are for cowards.   ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 06, 2009, 12:23:49 PM
Alts are for cowards.   ;)

Fo' sho'.

But yeah. I've never been able to amount more than 200 posts on any other forum before. Too many stupid people for me to safely post the amount I do on these boards, elsewhere.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on May 06, 2009, 12:38:53 PM
Alts are for cowards.   ;)
Yeah. I've had a few, but I like my cool avatar and gloated post count and I don't mind showing it off to my new boss on their forums. :P

And yeah, this is like the first time ever on the internet I've hit 1000. Usually I peak at around 50-100 before I realize that the boards I'm on suck, but I love the GDB way too damn much.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on May 06, 2009, 01:02:04 PM
Alts are for cowards.   ;)

It was just for in-clan anonymity, but then it stuck.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 06, 2009, 02:52:13 PM
Alts are for cowards.   ;)

It was just for in-clan anonymity, but then it stuck.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on May 06, 2009, 03:53:38 PM
Been using the same handle since we switched board formats back in 2001.

No alts.

Just recently reached my 1000th post.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Archbaron on May 06, 2009, 03:57:23 PM
Been using the same handle since we switched board formats back in 2001.

No alts.

Just recently reached my 1000th post.

This thread is now about bloated post counts.

Go!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on May 06, 2009, 04:03:11 PM
bloat
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on May 06, 2009, 04:03:42 PM
+1
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 06, 2009, 04:09:07 PM
hey laura come over to my birthday party on saturday
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 06, 2009, 04:23:27 PM
caramel macchiatos and a month of no school and working only weekends... life is good
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on May 06, 2009, 04:52:03 PM
The moral highground.  ::)

Not a practitioner of the 48 Laws of Power? I thought it was ubiquitous in the Arm community.

One of the best things I've ever learned from Armageddon  ;D

...I only use it in the game. Seriously. I promise.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on May 06, 2009, 06:23:47 PM
hey laura come over to my birthday party on saturday

Am I invited?

I won't be able to make it, in case I am.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 06, 2009, 06:38:55 PM
hey laura come over to my birthday party on saturday

Am I invited?

I won't be able to make it, in case I am.

Yeah, Mansa.  Did you bring enough party for everyone?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 06, 2009, 07:13:00 PM
Of course everybody is invited.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Maso on May 06, 2009, 07:20:52 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 06, 2009, 07:56:19 PM
NOT YOU
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on May 06, 2009, 08:36:32 PM
We'll have a party on the GDB 'cause I can't make it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 06, 2009, 08:45:17 PM
The PO denied me a travelling pass to Canada.

Happy birthday anyway, mansa.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 07, 2009, 03:00:56 PM
My girlfriend gave a detailed description of all the gory things she'd do to me if I ever cheated on her.
I love it when she threatens me with violence. So cute :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 07, 2009, 03:59:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXi8WmQ_WM
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 07, 2009, 07:25:37 PM
My parents and little brother are driving twelve hours to spend a few days with the kids and I.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 08, 2009, 04:04:30 PM
Breezy summer skirts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 09, 2009, 08:22:27 AM
Breezy summer skirts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: spicemustflow on May 09, 2009, 10:38:32 AM
In the extraordinary stroke of luck I didn't break anything last night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on May 09, 2009, 11:11:49 AM
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on May 09, 2009, 11:24:15 AM
Listening to your music on real speakers after months of using laptop ones.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 10, 2009, 11:21:03 PM
Akira Kurosawa...for so many awesome movies.  Tonight?  Yojimbo.  Sorry Bruce Willis, you didn't hold a candle to Toshiro Mifune.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on May 10, 2009, 11:35:21 PM
Akira Kurosawa...for so many awesome movies.  Tonight?  Yojimbo.  Sorry Bruce Willis, you didn't hold a candle to Toshiro Mifune.

Waka na watashi wo nujimbo, Solo?

Hoh hoh hoh hoh.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 10, 2009, 11:44:15 PM
Buying a kickass summer dress for only $10.

Realizing a necklace you bought on a whim a few weeks ago goes perfectly with it.

Feeling unashamedly girly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Agent_137 on May 11, 2009, 12:34:44 AM
Akira Kurosawa...for so many awesome movies.  Tonight?  Yojimbo.  Sorry Bruce Willis, you didn't hold a candle to Toshiro Mifune.

you mean, "sorry clint eastwood, you don't hold a candle to Toshiro Mifune."

or did you mean, "sorry, bruce willis, you suck a big fat cock compared to Clint Eastwood and Toshiro Mifune."? ? ?

Quote from: Wikipedia, motherfucker
Later remade as Per un pugno di dollari (1964) or "A Fist Full of Dollars" (1964) with Clint Eastwood and as _Last Man Standing (1996/I)_ with Bruce Willis. more
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on May 11, 2009, 01:47:12 AM
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 11, 2009, 04:23:36 PM
or did you mean, "sorry, bruce willis, you suck a big fat cock compared to Clint Eastwood and Toshiro Mifune."? ? ?

Yar.  I figured leaving Eastwood unstated (for his awesomeness is ever present and always without question) was well enough.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on May 11, 2009, 06:04:34 PM
Girl fights on the internets, especially when someone rage quits. lolz

Also, strong strong STRONG coffee...with real cream.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bushranger on May 11, 2009, 06:07:35 PM
Warm gloves
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Posts for the Post God on May 12, 2009, 12:04:53 AM
Breezy summer skirts.

Cute slacks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 12, 2009, 03:24:51 AM
I grew up in an openly racist society, where the constitution was built upon the rights of certain races.

But I think it's cool that this game proves that even with everyone from different races and countries, we still act the same if we were born in the same city, just as stupid, as selfish, and can flip between being asses and imaginative geniuses. It's cool that someone who's playing that dwarf is similar regardless of the race of the player behind it.

And I rather appreciate that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on May 12, 2009, 01:05:05 PM
Interesting projects at work, which will result in products that some people actually use.

STRONG COFFEE, which I mentioned yesterday, but damn...coffee is just awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on May 15, 2009, 12:43:11 PM
Not so ordinary, but we're going to see TOOL and got center stage seating!

This weekend is off to a good start. ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 15, 2009, 12:48:19 PM
STRONG COFFEE, which I mentioned yesterday, but damn...coffee is just awesome.

This bears repeating.

Also, smoothies:
2 bananas
3 or 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
a cup of yogurt
juice/milk to middle of pitcher

Hallelujah breakfast!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: amish overlord on May 15, 2009, 02:51:16 PM
Getting my RMA video card in and it working perfectly, other one died.

Amish Overlord  8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on May 15, 2009, 07:05:44 PM
Not so ordinary, but we're going to see TOOL and got center stage seating!

 :o You lucky bastard! :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 15, 2009, 07:50:06 PM

Drinking beer on a patio with friends.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 16, 2009, 06:29:09 AM

Drinking beer on a patio with friends.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on May 16, 2009, 01:12:02 PM
I am seeing a website based on this thread... coming soon to an internet near you. :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Agent_137 on May 16, 2009, 01:31:47 PM
there's already one for the complaints thread:
http://www.fmylife.com/
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Riev on May 16, 2009, 02:08:54 PM
Being able to get a full upgrade on my five year old computer, for under 600 bucks.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 16, 2009, 02:16:33 PM
Apple juice.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on May 16, 2009, 02:24:33 PM
there's already one for the complaints thread:
http://www.fmylife.com/

That your site, Agent?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 16, 2009, 02:44:20 PM
While some of those are funny, alot of them make me sad.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 16, 2009, 03:12:18 PM
A lot are fake.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eloran on May 16, 2009, 04:29:16 PM
A lot are fake.

I'd wager most were. A lot have been posted several times by different people, word for word.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 16, 2009, 04:39:58 PM
I saw the powerpoint/boobage/screensaver one that was posted as a video on teh GDB awhile back.

Still, even if 1/100 of the tragically pathetic ones are fake, I feel sooooo much better about my own happy go lucky existance.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Agent_137 on May 16, 2009, 05:04:53 PM
hah, no, i wish it was my site.

i've been reading off and on for awhile and haven't noticed any repeats.

the screensaver/boobs presentation one was def. fake, though.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 18, 2009, 10:06:30 PM
Chili with tater tots and cheese on top.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 18, 2009, 10:36:36 PM
Chili with tater tots and cheese on top.

Makes me want to go to Sonic.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 18, 2009, 10:39:12 PM
Fearing I'm about to die, but not dying. Hooray.

Also, iced tea.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on May 18, 2009, 10:40:34 PM
Chili with tater tots and cheese on top.

Makes me want to go to Sonic.

Mmm... just for their Route 44 drink... root beer with cherry flavor and cherries in it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 18, 2009, 10:43:12 PM
My wife is the manager of a Sonic. I get all sorts of free goodies.

I don't really care for their chilli though. Prefer a burger with a shitload of bacon and jalapenos. And an ocean water.

-WP calls the wife and demands food when she gets off work.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on May 18, 2009, 11:02:51 PM
lol...wife who manages fast food joint = stoner's dream come true
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on May 18, 2009, 11:34:34 PM
Showing videos of Bobby McFerrin to my kids and explaining that all that sound is just him singing. Watching their faces light up with amazement.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 19, 2009, 01:58:23 AM
Bobby McFerrin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iimMKWF7SK0&feature=related)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on May 19, 2009, 08:54:17 PM
Getting your account notes less than a week after you request them.

Camel menthol wides.

FINALLLY getting wireless internet. (Seriously, I've been walking up to burger king nearly every other day just to play arm on their wifi for an hour or so a day, and that in itself is about the same amount of time as the walking takes.)

Fresh, hot coffee.

Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza with extra cheese and extra sauce.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 19, 2009, 08:58:58 PM
The kind of good, relaxed tired that comes from coming out on top of a hectic but productive day; accomplishing my tasks, getting in a workout, eating a good meal, and knowing one blissful truth:

I don't have to go in to work tomorrow. I get to work in my pjs if I damn well want to.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on May 19, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
A group of good friends coming over to empty my fridge of a shitload of leftover beer and having discussions over the course of four hours about life, physics, religion, Israel vs. Palestine, and our boss.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 19, 2009, 11:29:32 PM
having discussions over the course of four hours about life, physics, religion, Israel vs. Palestine, and our boss.

I wish I had smarter RL friends. :(

I appreciate having less than 36 hours before I leave for the MOUNTAINS! FUCK YOU TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PLAINS BLOW! MOUNTAINS AND STREAMS FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!1
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on May 20, 2009, 01:23:44 PM
Getting your account notes less than a week after you request them.

They... made... me... wait... fifteen... long... days...

Favoritism.  :'(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 20, 2009, 09:44:54 PM
Listening to two six-year-old Star Wars junkies play pretend Clone Wars in the next room.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on May 20, 2009, 11:14:45 PM
Oddly hilarious verses:

Quote from: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2078&version=9
Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 20, 2009, 11:25:03 PM
So the LORD got got loaded on scotch and water and, when they woke him up from his drunken stupor, got mad, kicked them in the nuts and told everyone they were fags.

*nod religon*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 21, 2009, 09:07:49 AM
So the LORD got got loaded on scotch and water and, when they woke him up from his drunken stupor, got mad, kicked them in the nuts and told everyone they were fags.

*nod religon*

Lol, that gets my appreciation.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on May 21, 2009, 09:17:09 AM
A clean kitchen and a clean bathroom.  I have simple needs.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on May 21, 2009, 09:39:13 AM
Clean laundry, new music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 21, 2009, 10:32:30 AM
So the LORD got got loaded on scotch and water and, when they woke him up from his drunken stupor, got mad, kicked them in the nuts and told everyone they were fags.

*nod religon*

>bow warriorpoet
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on May 21, 2009, 11:02:11 AM
The moment at which Something Happens to your throwaway character and (s)he becomes Real.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 21, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
air-conditioning! beer! lazy thursdays!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: amish overlord on May 21, 2009, 10:48:30 PM
Memphis championship bbq. Fried pickles, fried okra...mmmm beef brisket sandwich. Got some half off gift certificates in the mail for the place today decided to use em for takeout.

Amish Overlord  8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 21, 2009, 10:50:19 PM
old posts on the gdb that are buried.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on May 22, 2009, 07:09:03 PM
Reading the first posts of some 'established' GDB posters.  ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 22, 2009, 07:59:58 PM
Reading the first posts of some 'established' GDB posters.  ;)

Hehe, I am about to try that right now. :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 22, 2009, 08:03:59 PM
My first post:  (it was in ask the staff and titled "Relationship to the land")

http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,27682.msg290686.html#msg290686
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I have tried to figure this out since I started playing.  No one I've talked to that plays Arm know, and I haven't been able to find anything on the discussion board that didn't make me even more confused than I was.

WHAT IS IT and HOW DOES IT WORK???

Thanks!

and my second (and first thread started) :D

http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,27685.msg290726.html#msg290726

hehehehe.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on May 23, 2009, 02:15:14 AM
my first post on the phpbb gdb:

http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,23.msg40.html#msg40

i was trying to be helpful with code.

and this one:
http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,43.msg139.html#msg139

and this one:
http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,419.msg8893.html#msg8893

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on May 23, 2009, 06:22:15 AM
You used to use capitalization.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on May 23, 2009, 10:13:12 AM
I like watching jiu jitsu how-to videos on the internet. It's becoming a side-quest in my MMA training to study this way.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 23, 2009, 10:39:54 AM
Ooh.. this jiu jitsu vids look fun. I stopped watching martial arts on the Internet (and IRL) because most of them are too choreographed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on May 23, 2009, 11:22:38 AM
Ooh.. this jiu jitsu vids look fun. I stopped watching martial arts on the Internet (and IRL) because most of them are too choreographed.
No Gi MMA fights with a jiu jitsu fighter in them are better than the gi fights between two jiu jitsu competitors you'll probably find.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on May 23, 2009, 03:06:47 PM
This one's good. Andre Galvao, World Jiu Jitsu Championships, Open Black Belt Division. He recently went MMA, currently 3-0 professionally, (fighting next month sometime.)

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/6/Andre-Galvao-Jiu-Jitsu-Pwnage-517207.html
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on May 23, 2009, 03:24:31 PM
This one's good. Andre Galvao, World Jiu Jitsu Championships, Open Black Belt Division. He recently went MMA, currently 3-0 professionally, (fighting next month sometime.)

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/6/Andre-Galvao-Jiu-Jitsu-Pwnage-517207.html

Strange...that looks more like BJJ to me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on May 23, 2009, 03:26:45 PM
This one's good. Andre Galvao, World Jiu Jitsu Championships, Open Black Belt Division. He recently went MMA, currently 3-0 professionally, (fighting next month sometime.)

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/6/Andre-Galvao-Jiu-Jitsu-Pwnage-517207.html

Strange...that looks more like BJJ to me.
It is. That's him in the World Championships. Since then, he's gone into MMA.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on May 23, 2009, 03:30:46 PM
It is. That's him in the World Championships. Since then, he's gone into MMA.

I actually meant "BJJ, not jiu jitsu," and was being a pain. :D

Surprisingly rough stuff, either way.  I flee anything that involves choking.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoan on May 23, 2009, 06:42:55 PM
Real jujutsu-ka spell it 'jujutsu'. Hrmph.  ::)

Also, it might be jujutsu, not BJJ. Just because it winds up on the floor doesn't mean it's braz. Styles vary across the world.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 29, 2009, 01:09:45 PM
new kitten new kitten new kitten
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 29, 2009, 01:16:53 PM
pics or there is no kitten.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on May 29, 2009, 01:30:30 PM
Watching someone who is completely new to the game finally 'get it' and lock into a character with such tenacity and vigor that it puts pitbulls to shame.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 29, 2009, 02:42:34 PM
pics or there is no kitten.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2444/3576741996_b44ecfa9c7.jpg?v=0)

MORE! http://www.flickr.com/photos/38959661@N08/sets/72157618887254551/detail/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38959661@N08/sets/72157618887254551/detail/)

... I haven't decided what to name her yet.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 29, 2009, 02:51:40 PM
Ourla's a good name.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 29, 2009, 03:23:21 PM
Gak... cuteness overload!

Such an adorable kitten. Name suggestion: Ani  8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on May 29, 2009, 03:28:28 PM
You have to watch out for the grey cats.  Every grey cat I know is a psycho.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 29, 2009, 03:37:13 PM
You have to watch out for the grey cats.  Every grey cat I know is a psycho.

Noooo! She seems pretty sweet-tempered so far. Maybe it's the stripes.

Name suggestion: Ani  8)

It's on the list!

-Ani
-Cinder
-Maddie

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on May 29, 2009, 03:53:02 PM
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It's on the list!

-Ani
-Cinder
-Maddie

Grishnákh!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on May 29, 2009, 03:59:02 PM
-Ani
-Cinder
-Maddie

Definitely Cinder.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on May 29, 2009, 04:02:53 PM
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It's on the list!

-Ani
-Cinder
-Maddie

Grishnákh!

Even better ... Gandalf!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: BlackMagic0 on May 29, 2009, 04:03:51 PM
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It's on the list!
-Ani
-Cinder
-Maddie
Grishnákh!
Even better ... Gandalf!!!!!!!!!!

Gandalf the grey kitten?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 29, 2009, 04:05:31 PM
Unfortunately it's a girl. :P

For some reason my husband insists on calling her Robot. I won't let this happen.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on May 29, 2009, 04:09:50 PM
Gandalf the grey kitten?

Precisely.

But, since it's a girl, I'm afraid I'll have to vote for Robot.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on May 29, 2009, 06:35:32 PM
You have to watch out for the grey cats.  Every grey cat I know is a psycho.

59 Million, our 6-toed mutant grey cat, is a sweetheart.

Well that's not true. She's a hopelessly annoying beggar. A lovable one.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 29, 2009, 08:53:44 PM
I've had a cat name Gandalf before... I miss him. :(
favorite cat ever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on May 29, 2009, 11:16:06 PM
My mankitten is named Gandalf. S/he's magick.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on May 29, 2009, 11:21:10 PM
Robot is good.





hemote snickers
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wolfsong on May 30, 2009, 05:49:50 AM
I convinced my fiance and his roommates to name their she-kitten Rommel, after Erwin Rommel - you know, right, the Desert Fox.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on May 30, 2009, 10:02:40 AM
Possibly Chairman Meow?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on May 30, 2009, 10:17:23 AM
Why not something Zalanthan?

Whira?  Grey-water?  Sharp?  Soh?  Kah?  Quirri?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: BlackMagic0 on May 30, 2009, 03:52:34 PM
Why not something Zalanthan?

Whira?  Grey-water?  Sharp?  Soh?  Kah?  Quirri?

Whira? Hah.. Does the cat fly? I usually name my cats or dogs based off what they look like or personality.

I still have not decided on one the new kittens. Turtle, Dipstick, Snow Flake, or Six Pack.
He is all white, besides the end-half of his tail is black, the top of his head/ears are black, and he has six small black squares on his back in a turtle's shell pattern or like a six-pack. Everything else is white.

The other one is Rascal, and other is Corky. Corky's tail broke in his mom or something, because came out with the tip curved back over the rest about a inch of the end curved.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 30, 2009, 04:09:50 PM
Kinked tails are common in my cats lineage.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2009, 05:37:49 PM
I appreciate bouncing boobs, and running by them three times in one day as they run by me.

Thank you bouncy boobs girl. Thank you.

Im sure you've got a great personality too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on May 30, 2009, 11:12:39 PM
Oh god, LM, you're right. This kitten is insane. The sweet temper was just a ruse.

She gets this crazy look in her eye when she's about to attack something, which is all the time. Her eyes get really wide and round and seem to bulge, like zombie eyes. It's very disconcerting.

I've revised my list of names:

- Diablo
- Tektolnes
- The Great Destroyer

I'm leaning toward the last.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wyx on May 30, 2009, 11:31:28 PM
Possibly Chairman Meow?

Chairman Mousey Tongue. Get it right.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on May 30, 2009, 11:38:09 PM
Oh god, LM, you're right. This kitten is insane. The sweet temper was just a ruse.

She gets this crazy look in her eye when she's about to attack something, which is all the time. Her eyes get really wide and round and seem to bulge, like zombie eyes. It's very disconcerting.

I've revised my list of names:

- Diablo
- Tektolnes
- The Great Destroyer

I'm leaning toward the last.

That's what our (grey) cat does too.  Also she tears around the house at top speed meowing at the top of her lungs.  And she sits in the corner yelling at the ceiling.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 30, 2009, 11:54:37 PM
One of the wretched strays that adopted my place birthed a litter a few weeks ago, much to the delight of my children.

Partyface and Rufus are tolerating them and my wife is keen on keeping them but I've been plotting a purge of some sort.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 31, 2009, 12:18:59 AM
Ampere's newest avatar.   :-*

I heart Bubbles.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on May 31, 2009, 11:50:47 AM
Good, inspirational music.  Doesn't need to inspire towards anything in specific, just something that lifts the spirit.
Example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v3d6SFcDys
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2009, 01:00:13 PM
As for a good cat name you should go with Gizmo from that awesome movie The Gremlins.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on May 31, 2009, 01:30:28 PM
As for a good cat name you should go with Gizmo from that awesome movie The Gremlins.

One of my cats is named Gizmo, for that very same movie.

Dooooo eeet....
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on May 31, 2009, 01:34:12 PM
Chocolate chip pancakes. ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on May 31, 2009, 01:48:46 PM
I like Gizmo.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: satine on May 31, 2009, 01:52:14 PM
negative pregnancy tests.

I really want one right now.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eloran on May 31, 2009, 01:57:09 PM
negative pregnancy tests.

I really want one right now.

That's the funniest thing I've read today.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on May 31, 2009, 02:07:09 PM
Not dying in my sleep post head injury. (My husband says he actually did wake up a couple of times in the middle of the night and check my breathing, lol.)

Having people that care about me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on May 31, 2009, 05:57:48 PM
negative pregnancy tests.

I really want one right now.

Almost as good as negative paternity tests.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on May 31, 2009, 06:37:25 PM
My wife making dinner. :]
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on May 31, 2009, 10:17:51 PM
eight pieces of bacon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on June 01, 2009, 05:14:09 AM
Being able to walk an hour a day up and down staircases without getting tired anymore :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 01, 2009, 07:11:51 AM
A good book on a rainy day covered in blankets.

A good book.

A rainy day.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on June 01, 2009, 11:34:10 AM
Discovering the leaking hot water heater before it destroyed everything in storage and leaked into the house ruining the carpet.  Luckily, other than a few random things, all the water damage happened to the stacks of boxes full of things waiting to be taken to good-will, the recycling center, or the trash.  Yay!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Snap Dragon on June 01, 2009, 12:11:22 PM
Fresh baby sweet peas and cheesy rice with broccoli. Yum.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on June 01, 2009, 01:56:19 PM
Rooftop. Provisions. Books. Sunshine.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Comrade Canadia on June 01, 2009, 04:39:45 PM
Discovering my mom has a secret stash of saffron and making one kickass paella with it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on June 01, 2009, 06:48:27 PM
Some things about getting laid off are pretty cool. The free time to pursue the arts, for example.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on June 03, 2009, 03:15:42 AM
Finishing an assignment that I spent almost 100 hours on :D Even if it's only worth 10% of the class.


Oh, ohhhh... I also realized that I have only 28 weeks of uni a year. That includes breaks and finals (because I spend all my mid-sem breaks studying anyway). Which means that I have 24 weeks a year free to do whatever the hell I want, and I won't feel guilty about it.  ;D

Unfortunately, 14 weeks isn't nearly enough to handle 24 credits, but once I pass everything, I'm going to be very happy about it.


And only 15 hours of classes next week, with all of Friday off :D :D It's probably deceptive, since I'm going to spend all that free time on the thesis, though.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 03, 2009, 11:37:21 AM
Gim not dying in her sleep, post head injury.  :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 03, 2009, 02:03:11 PM
Gim not dying in her sleep, post head injury.  :o

Have to say I'm glad about that one, too! Also glad that the post-injury generalized achiness is gone.

In addition: My kids' absolute delight at helping me create Sim-selves to live in Sims 3, last night. And my daughter was soooo excited at the "opportunity" that her little blonde girl-Sim got to take a stack of permission slips to city hall after school. I have some "meh" feelings about the game overall, but simply playing it with my kids without a lot of expectations is great fun.

And also: Co-workers who are not stupid, and for the most part, are actually quite smart. Makes some of the other places I've worked look like a total bunch of dullards in comparison.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on June 03, 2009, 02:52:13 PM
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/3677/8638f10d.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on June 03, 2009, 03:32:33 PM
finally getting off my ass and cleaning the garage for the first time in, oh, six months.

*shudder*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 04, 2009, 10:37:32 AM
The kitten Fnord posted.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 04, 2009, 11:04:06 AM
The sloth Fnord posted.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 04, 2009, 11:50:14 AM
Fnords posts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on June 04, 2009, 12:37:19 PM
clorox disinfecting wipes

new speakers, so I can properly jam to music while cleaning
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 04, 2009, 02:23:18 PM
Fnords posts.

Especially Fnord's posts when you've had a bad day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on June 04, 2009, 05:32:58 PM
brytta.leofa's bizarrely hilarious IG re-enactments.

"Hulloooooaa the camp."

Having a co-worker try to "school me" about the existence of a particular spreadsheet, and claim that he had no knowledge of proper procedures, when I have an email trail from January through May with him in which I discuss the spreadsheet and the procedures at various points. Purposeful ignorance FTL.

Catching jerks lying.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 04, 2009, 05:38:21 PM
Having a co-worker try to "school me" about the existence of a particular spreadsheet, and claim that he had no knowledge of proper procedures, when I have an email trail from January through May with him in which I discuss the spreadsheet and the procedures at various points. Purposeful ignorance FTL.

Catching jerks lying.

Unfortunately, we don't have the same boss. So all I can really do is complain to my boss about it and continue having to deal with the lack of competence. This is one of those situations where if I wasn't competent, shit would be really screwed up. (And by screwed up I mean legal compliance--it's not good to fool the TTB, i.e. the guys who torched Waco.) And so because I am competent, my reward is getting to clean up their crap. Lovely, ain't it?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on June 04, 2009, 05:52:15 PM
Getting away from the GDB long enough to make a cup of coffee and pull my snark into check.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on June 04, 2009, 07:46:41 PM
Playing D&D 4E again and my GDB peoples enjoying the Fnord Internet Aggregation (FIA) service. 8)

One Fish, Two Plans
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2150/kittyfishybaby.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 04, 2009, 09:06:05 PM
That cat is totally photoshopped in, his reflection is ee-through.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on June 04, 2009, 09:52:41 PM
That cat is totally photoshopped in, his reflection is ee-through.

You mean... teh internets isn't... real?!  :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 04, 2009, 10:05:02 PM
That cat is totally photoshopped in, his reflection is ee-through.

zomg mah immerzionz
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 05, 2009, 02:58:48 PM
Summertime schedule: Work 9 hours M-Th, but only 4 hours on Friday morning. Started this week.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON OFF! Wheeee.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on June 06, 2009, 06:03:23 PM
Arming with my good friend Jack Daniels.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on June 06, 2009, 08:07:17 PM
Coffee, cigarettes, and laying in bed with my husband all Saturday long. :) Today has been a good day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on June 06, 2009, 11:37:02 PM
Sushi for dinner...mmmm. Avacado!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 07, 2009, 12:23:39 AM
Sushi for dinner...mmmm. Avacado!

Avocado + original Dorito's. 

Thanks for reminding me.  *trots off to the vending machine downstairs to buy some MSG to go with her health food*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Morrolan on June 07, 2009, 01:49:32 AM
I appreciate all the people working on Arm Reborn.  Like the staff we never hear from, because they are locked in their towers, coding madly.

Thank you.

Morrolan
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on June 07, 2009, 02:15:01 AM
Realizing that classes don't start up again until August.  Ahhhh. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 07, 2009, 06:18:19 AM
Sitting down and letting 2700 words flow from my fingers into the beginnings of a story I've decided to write.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on June 07, 2009, 06:36:47 AM
Sometimes I wonder if everyone who plays Armageddon writes stories. I wouldn't really doubt it :P
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 07, 2009, 12:53:02 PM
Another 1000 words. I could hardly sleep last night, my mind kept racing with new ideas.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cerelum on June 07, 2009, 12:54:08 PM
Playing Poker with my friends on Sunday afternoon.  Even if you lose, it's a good time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 07, 2009, 02:35:07 PM
Sometimes I wonder if everyone who plays Armageddon writes stories. I wouldn't really doubt it :P

Except for Armageddon, writing is Work to me.  I hate doing it and avoid it at all costs.  I would likely have forgotten how to type and spell by now if it weren't for Arm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 07, 2009, 03:18:23 PM
I love writing. But it's that thing of mine. The thing everyone has, has the time and ability to do, and still can't muster the effort to do it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 08, 2009, 11:42:48 AM
The coworker who's been screwing up recently has passed along a $20 bottle of 2006 Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon fresh from the bottling line, in hopes that I will get off his ass about his mistakes and quit pointing them out to the bosses. Ahhhh, bribery!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on June 08, 2009, 06:18:34 PM
Introduce that man to Armageddon, Gimf!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on June 08, 2009, 06:57:07 PM
I love local farm stands. Vegi's and Fruit at only a fraction of the cost of a store, tastes better too. I only deal with store-bought produce during the winter now.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 08, 2009, 07:40:32 PM
Introduce that man to Armageddon, Gimf!

Of course, then his crew went and made another error on Saturday. *heavy sigh* This just wouldn't (still) happen in Zalanthas, you know.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 08, 2009, 07:48:47 PM
Introduce that man to Armageddon, Gimf!

Of course, then his crew went and made another error on Saturday. *heavy sigh* This just wouldn't (still) happen in Zalanthas, you know.

Nope, you would let him bribe you a few more times with mor booze, maybe some spice, then one day just disappear him.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 08, 2009, 07:58:39 PM
Introduce that man to Armageddon, Gimf!

Of course, then his crew went and made another error on Saturday. *heavy sigh* This just wouldn't (still) happen in Zalanthas, you know.

Nope, you would let him bribe you a few more times with mor booze, maybe some spice, then one day just disappear him.

With a slight purse to his lips as he presents the glass to you, the svelte, burgundy-haired man says, in sirihish:
      "The forty-nine vintage. A pleasing ruby color, notes of berry and spice, and a robust undertone of fire-roasted flesh. Would accompany any hearty feast perfectly, my Lady."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 08, 2009, 08:04:37 PM
This just wouldn't (still) happen in Zalanthas, you know.

The rugged, rugged-bearded man, says, in rugged-accented Californyish,
  "He's yer problem, Analyst.  I a-spect my people to take care of their problems; I makin' m'self perfechually clear?"
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 09, 2009, 04:18:18 PM
Happiness.

Days off with loved ones.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on June 09, 2009, 04:27:03 PM
drawing something and having it come out flipping awesome the FIRST TIME

hell yeah
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 09, 2009, 05:08:17 PM
Having an absolutely fucking fantastic day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 09, 2009, 10:31:58 PM
Biscuits doing this:
drawing something and having it come out flipping awesome the FIRST TIME
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on June 10, 2009, 09:42:58 PM
Being in an art class again.

Remembering how much I love it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 10, 2009, 11:54:37 PM
Listening to your boyfriend with a sexy french accent talk.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 11, 2009, 12:55:21 AM
Getting your wheelz back the same day that your RAD temp job becomes semi-permanent.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 11, 2009, 02:26:44 PM
Uncles that come out in the wee hours of the morning while you're still asleep and drive to your job to clean off corroded car battery connections and make it run again.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eloran on June 11, 2009, 02:29:29 PM
You can do that yourself. Pour some coke on the poles.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on June 14, 2009, 10:37:26 PM
Electricity.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 14, 2009, 10:45:35 PM
Cheery, cheesy songs from musicals.

Or should this be in the Guilty Pleasures thread?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on June 14, 2009, 10:53:20 PM
Listening to your boyfriend with a sexy french accent talk.
Making fun of my wife's Canadian accent.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on June 14, 2009, 11:02:45 PM
Cheery, cheesy songs from musicals.

Or should this be in the Guilty Pleasures thread?
It's just a jump to the left...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on June 15, 2009, 12:57:06 AM
Cheery, cheesy songs from musicals.

Or should this be in the Guilty Pleasures thread?
It's just a jump to the left...

(http://www.freewebs.com/catslovers/Skimbleshanks.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 15, 2009, 12:48:27 PM
I love you guys.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 15, 2009, 02:26:09 PM
Finding out that my oldest son has agreed to take tap-dancing lessons this summer in order to further his plan of getting into the local arts-focused high school program...where, I hope, eventually he will get to star in some cheery, cheesy musicals. (Something I also did in middle school and high school. Geekdom IS genetic.) Better yet, finding out that his dad (the ex I sometimes hate and sometimes don't, who was such an ass about the Boy Scouts issue) has agreed to purchase the boy's tap shoes.

The ska-punk music that is currently keeping me sane while I battle with paperwork other people screwed up, and its super-catchy bass riffs that I can distinctly hear under a glorious horn line.

Feeling good about doing housework and getting some stuff back under control yesterday, so that I can be more productive and happy this week. Doing all that, plus spending a chunk of the afternoon snuggling on the couch with my middle son, watching the first Transformers movie--indulging his obsession because the new movie is coming out soon and I had neglected to see the first one with the family. He very dutifully let me grab onto him during the scary parts, too.

And last but totally not least, the news that a marker test shows that my mom's tumor has probably shrunk some due to her current round of chemo and radiation. Treatment has had horrible side effects, but it seems like it will have been worth it. Pancreatic cancer is notoriously unresponsive to treatment, so this is really very excellent news.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: flurry on June 15, 2009, 02:32:43 PM
(http://www.freewebs.com/catslovers/Skimbleshanks.jpg)

Conclusive proof that ghaati can be on two legs, or four.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Eloran on June 15, 2009, 02:34:16 PM
flurry wins today.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 15, 2009, 04:09:41 PM
And last but totally not least, the news that a marker test shows that my mom's tumor has probably shrunk some due to her current round of chemo and radiation.

Great news, Gim.  I hope she continues to do better.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2009, 01:12:16 PM
Not having to work because of a sandstorm!

I can now play Arm all night, woo hoo!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 17, 2009, 04:48:52 PM
Getting told at the end of your interview for a promotion that you got it and your new leader will be in touch with you later to discuss pay.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Comrade Canadia on June 17, 2009, 04:53:05 PM
Meeting people you haven't seen since you graduated 11 years ago - and they're not jackasses!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on June 17, 2009, 05:28:20 PM
For the sake of balance in the complaints thread, my appreciation of ordinary things today is two-fold:

1. The ordinary mixtures of rum and coke, vodka and orange juice, kahlua on ice.

2. The people who still remember, and enjoy, the above-mentioned ordinary mixtures.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 17, 2009, 07:14:29 PM
Getting told at the end of your interview for a promotion that you got it and your new leader will be in touch with you later to discuss pay.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 17, 2009, 11:15:49 PM
Getting told at the end of your interview for a promotion that you got it and your new leader will be in touch with you later to discuss pay.

Congrats!

Thanks!! I start my new role on Monday. My two day weekend just turned into three... and I get a raise...and I finally get two days off together instead of splits... and get to finally enjoy my job. How nice.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 18, 2009, 01:37:52 AM
Having a really, really awesome party to look forward to.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 18, 2009, 02:26:30 AM
Enjoying Armageddon again.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on June 19, 2009, 03:04:45 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on June 19, 2009, 06:21:40 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)

Jean is a cold badass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on June 19, 2009, 06:23:58 PM
FREITAG!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on June 19, 2009, 06:45:26 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)

That's awesome.

I've tried a raw deer heart once back when I used to hunt on my first(and only) kill.

I wonder if the hearts of different animals taste different.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on June 19, 2009, 06:54:15 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)

Jean is a cold badass.

That's months old.

And I'm kind of suprised it is made into such a big deal too. Eating raw seal is a part of Inuit culture.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on June 19, 2009, 08:30:41 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)

Jean is a cold badass.

That's months old.

And I'm kind of suprised it is made into such a big deal too. Eating raw seal is a part of Inuit culture.

Yeah, but not governer general culture. Animal rights groups aren't too keen on non-Inuit involvement in it. They see a pretty big connection to the seal hunt, which is a pretty hot button issue.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on June 19, 2009, 08:38:31 PM
I'm pretty sure that, as a politician, you don't do something like that unless you're -intending- to give "the animal rights people" the middle finger.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on June 19, 2009, 08:40:08 PM
Nah, she just knows Canada can't take another Morrisey show.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on June 19, 2009, 10:41:02 PM
Rootbeer floats.  Hell. Yes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 19, 2009, 10:54:01 PM
Rootbeer floats.  Hell. Yes.

oh god now I want one :(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 19, 2009, 11:02:14 PM
Wonderful RP.  :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on June 20, 2009, 12:47:48 AM
ice cream sandwiches!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on June 20, 2009, 01:01:49 AM

Pork chop sandwiches
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 20, 2009, 03:04:47 AM
I'm pretty sure that, as a politician, you don't do something like that unless you're -intending- to give "the animal rights people" the middle finger.

Or she intended to just look good in front of the Inuits. Either way animal rights people should have less rights then animals.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mechafish on June 20, 2009, 08:05:12 AM
The OOC command in game.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on June 20, 2009, 05:56:03 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)

Jean is a cold badass.

That's months old.

And I'm kind of suprised it is made into such a big deal too. Eating raw seal is a part of Inuit culture.

Yeah, but not governer general culture. Animal rights groups aren't too keen on non-Inuit involvement in it. They see a pretty big connection to the seal hunt, which is a pretty hot button issue.

Well, the people that called her actions barbaric and horrible are being racist tools.  It's a pretty black and white issue, you don't call someone a "barbarian" for trying the indigenous diet of their country, especially under those circumstances.

But I'm endlessly amused at the idea of any politician being  handed a cute animal's heart and told to have a bite in front of the media.

She was given the choice between insulting an indigenous culture, and pissing off animal rights. She made the right choice.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ampere on June 20, 2009, 06:07:41 PM
Canadian politicians devouring the raw hearts of dead seals. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/26/jean-seal.html)

Jean is a cold badass.

That's months old.

And I'm kind of suprised it is made into such a big deal too. Eating raw seal is a part of Inuit culture.

Yeah, but not governer general culture. Animal rights groups aren't too keen on non-Inuit involvement in it. They see a pretty big connection to the seal hunt, which is a pretty hot button issue.

Well, the people that called her actions barbaric and horrible are being racist tools.  It's a pretty black and white issue, you don't call someone a "barbarian" for trying the indigenous diet of their country, especially under those circumstances.

But I'm endlessly amused at the idea of any politician being  handed a cute animal's heart and told to have a bite in front of the media.

She was given the choice between insulting an indigenous culture, and pissing off animal rights. She made the right choice.


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Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ampere on June 20, 2009, 06:28:38 PM
In addition, drawing reactionary parallels between a traditional dietary staple and fuzzy white handbags sold to douchebags for $2k/murder reflects poorly on the critics' ability to process and analyze information.  Regardless, as far as industry's concerned, if you want to halt the clearcutting of the rainforest, or the clubbing of baby seals, you'll have to replace those jobs with something else. People need to eat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on June 21, 2009, 04:09:43 AM
Laying in bed listening to it thunder.

It's been raising hell outside for hours now. About an hour into it the power went out and my kids all woke up scared. So the wife and I piled them into bed with us. Very enjoyable to lay amid a big tangle o' children and sing them songs.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on June 22, 2009, 05:07:18 PM

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 22, 2009, 06:42:38 PM
Speaking of coking: Mine.

I love the food I cook, no one else can do it right. I've never had someone who didn't thoroughly enjoy one of my meals.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on June 22, 2009, 06:56:41 PM
Pickles. There is no better dish to balance a sandwich.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on June 22, 2009, 11:46:28 PM
(http://weblogs.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/blog/the-perfect-spliff-what-a-joint-should-look-like.jpg)

The first real, well-rolled spliff in months.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on June 23, 2009, 08:04:14 AM
Coffeemud support group. I found a coder. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 23, 2009, 09:14:11 AM
I just watched Romancing the Stone. I appreciate eighties adventure movies. Nowadays movies just don't compare.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on June 23, 2009, 12:40:48 PM
(http://weblogs.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/blog/the-perfect-spliff-what-a-joint-should-look-like.jpg)

The first real, well-rolled spliff in months.

I love rolling those! It's fun.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on June 23, 2009, 03:25:26 PM
Finding a deluxe edition of Dirty Harry in the bargain bin.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Vessol on June 23, 2009, 03:32:01 PM
Panera Bread.

Best. Fucking. Sandwiches. Ever.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on June 24, 2009, 08:06:33 PM
Thoroughly besting my coworkers in an all-day game of OMFG-EMAIL-IS-BROKEN-FIX-IT-FIX-IT-FIX-IT!!!!!!

...and proving that the source of the problem is on another team's network, who's admins were blaming my network for the issue and thus refused to stay late and work on it.

...all by bouncing messages clear across the country.


I hate my job, but God damn I'm good at it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 24, 2009, 09:48:05 PM
I like hearing Marauder Moe's stories about an office which is so very vastly different than mine.  If we played an all-day game at MCD, it would be something like "Count the Pinpricked Fingers" or "Clever and Disgusting Things You Can Do with Double-Stick Tape," "Piss Off Toby Froud with 'Labyrinth' References," or, like yesterday, "Who Can REALLY Put Out the Fire on the Stove in the Dye Room?"
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on June 24, 2009, 11:18:55 PM
Belgoi's cooking on our stove top grill. Man, top sirloin makes some bad ass kabobs. *sings jizzed in my pants*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 25, 2009, 12:55:10 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/chesheyre/ghosttakingdicks.jpg)

I appreciate Biscuits. 

hipi, baby
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 25, 2009, 02:14:13 AM
Hahaha. Awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 26, 2009, 01:26:02 PM
After three months, I've finally got my Pandora station trained properly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on June 26, 2009, 01:36:45 PM
After three months, I've finally got my Pandora station trained properly.

I take considerably less time than that.
Consider it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on June 26, 2009, 02:13:43 PM
After three months, I've finally got my Pandora station trained properly.

I take considerably less time than that.
Consider it.

I'll consider your mom.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on June 26, 2009, 11:31:31 PM
jello shots. loud music. fun people. texas hold'em. :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 28, 2009, 02:32:26 PM
Ahh. Sweet, sweet Fruityloops. How I've missed you.



Smoking for the first time in four months.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 28, 2009, 03:34:13 PM
This isn't ordinary by any means, but I couldn't find anywhere to stick it:

Asking Ourla to do a project form me, only to find out later that she AND Bicuits will be working on it.

em sings "Jizzed in My Pants."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on June 28, 2009, 07:07:50 PM
From youtube. And I nearly skipped over it:

Quote
1. put your hands around your neck
2. squeeze your hands till you start to fade....
3.think of all the stupid comments you spread around the internerd
4.Die slow filled with regret.......

Ahhh. Simple pleasures.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 30, 2009, 01:29:24 PM
I'm grateful that at work, church, the grocery store, the freeway, the cafe, home...no one around me is telepathic.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on June 30, 2009, 01:39:56 PM
I'm grateful that at work, church, the grocery store, the freeway, the cafe, home...no one around me is telepathic.
That you know of...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on June 30, 2009, 01:54:07 PM
I'm grateful that at work, church, the grocery store, the freeway, the cafe, home...no one around me is telepathic.
That you know of...

OK, amend to "...no one around me is telepathic, at least so far as they let on."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 30, 2009, 11:57:59 PM
My birthday's in one hour... I'll be twenty seven.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aesuna on July 01, 2009, 12:00:19 AM
Happy almost-birthday, FantasyWriter!  :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ammut on July 01, 2009, 12:00:37 AM
Happy birthday, dude.  Anything cool planned?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 01, 2009, 12:08:58 AM
Happy birthday, dude.  Anything cool planned?

Absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: elvenchipmunk on July 01, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
You should celebrate Canada's birthday at the same time.

I appreciate having a day off work in the middle of the week for a national holiday  :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sephiroto on July 01, 2009, 12:10:57 AM
It's already your birthday here.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jia on July 01, 2009, 12:34:56 AM
My birthday's in one hour... I'll be twenty seven.

Happy b-day
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 01, 2009, 09:59:04 AM
Thanks :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 02, 2009, 05:41:52 AM
When you enjoy RPing with an individual or group so much IG, that you change your sleep or work schedule just to better match their play times.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on July 02, 2009, 07:17:10 AM
When you enjoy RPing with an individual or group so much IG, that you change your sleep or work schedule just to better match their play times.

Pretty much what I need to do to be able to play at peak times, and catch most of said enjoyable people.

Ordinary thing for which I'm thankful: My body.  It's ability to heal, toughen up under stress, relax and flow when I'm resting or taking it easy.  It's really a remarkable thing that I'm learning bit by bit how to take better care of.  And it's rewarding me, in return.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on July 02, 2009, 09:19:48 AM
When you enjoy RPing with an individual or group so much IG, that you change your sleep or work schedule just to better match their play times.

This... this is in the wrong thread. I do this too, and it belongs in the addicted to Arm thread at least, or better yet the "Cry for Help," thread that I intend to create.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 02, 2009, 11:38:36 AM
Tim Burton is kind of a douche but damned if he doesn't make some cool movies. Alice in Wonderland? I think so.

http://www.erickwithnok.com/post/128134432/tim-burtons-alice-in-wonderland-brand-new-pictures

Depp looks sooooooo sick as the Mad Hatter. This movie is going to be the awesome. I just hope it's not too insane and psychadelic to take my brats to see.

Yes. I appreciate this.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jia on July 02, 2009, 12:34:48 PM
Tim Burton is kind of a douche but damned if he doesn't make some cool movies.

Water truth.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on July 02, 2009, 02:06:57 PM
A swimming pool when it's 100 degrees outside. 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jia on July 02, 2009, 02:11:27 PM
A paycheck that was two weeks late coming right on time.   :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on July 02, 2009, 05:04:16 PM
Finished a month-long project at work today. Coworker who was the client for the project is ravingly happy about it, to other coworkers and to my boss. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang that feels good.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on July 03, 2009, 04:34:21 AM
A paycheck that was two weeks late coming right on time.   :D

???
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jia on July 03, 2009, 11:23:18 PM
A paycheck that was two weeks late coming right on time.   :D

???

  :-[
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on July 04, 2009, 12:05:48 AM
I assume that means it came two weeks later than it was due but just as it was needed to stave off financial ruin?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on July 04, 2009, 02:01:22 AM
Going to see a Rangers game wit da boys.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Inklings on July 04, 2009, 03:26:22 AM
Slurpees.

Chocolate covered almonds.

When my dog snores so much it vibrates the sofa.

Good coffee.

Melted cheese.

Pedicures.

Sexy morning hair.

When you wake up at 11am after a long night at the club, look in the bathroom mirror and are able to honestly exclaim "Goddamn I look good!"

Comfy couches.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sephiroto on July 04, 2009, 03:54:46 AM
Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Buffalo Wings

Beer

D&D

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jia on July 04, 2009, 05:10:52 AM
I assume that means it came two weeks later than it was due but just as it was needed to stave off financial ruin?

You're starting a sentence with 'I assume', for starters.   ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Morrolan on July 04, 2009, 09:01:17 AM
I'm watching a bunch of Korean teens fighting on the open platform across from my apartment.  It's one guy against the rest, but I have no idea why.  He's bigger and older, but who knows?

They've been at it for half an hour.  I've seen him get knocked down three times.  I saw him take down one kid who tried a fancy taekwondo spin kick and kick the kid as he rolled on the ground.

My wife looked over, and I was watching with a nice, dark beer in my hand.  "Better than TV?" she asked.  "Yeah, maybe."

Definitely.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on July 04, 2009, 02:27:45 PM
Wearing shorts for the first time in 6 years.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on July 04, 2009, 03:05:50 PM
The CO invited his men/women to join him for optional PT this morning out at the beach with a hill. There was only a few marines that showed up, me being one--the rest were civilians and a couple of personal trainers.

This is the order we did things:
1mi up-hill. 25 push-ups, 25 sit-ups at top.
Jog down.
1mi up-hill. 50 push-ups, 50 sit-ups at top.
Jog down.
1mi up-hill. 75 push-ups, 75 sit-ups at top.
Take different route down to beach.
45min of calisthenics, including some exercises that involved being in the water.

I got smoked.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 04, 2009, 03:08:02 PM
God that sounds intense.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Is Friday on July 04, 2009, 03:23:21 PM
God that sounds intense.
Sweat was dripping off my face the first time I went up the hill.

I used to do a lot of hiking and gear runs and shit like that but I hadn't in the last couple of months because of how busy work was--so this was a nice ass kicker. I could get back into excellent shape within 2-3 weeks if I go do this once a week in addition to what I normally do.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mechafish on July 04, 2009, 04:09:56 PM
Second Life and Treet.tv.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on July 05, 2009, 01:27:58 AM
An amazing holiday spent at the beach with my husband, mother, and uncle. Complete with a picnic of homemade waldorf chicken salad sandwiches and, harvest cheddar sunchips, and bushwhackers while listening to music from live bands. Especially when the trip lasts all day, and then ends with watching the sun set before a -huge- fireworks show and stopping on the way home to pick up those chocolate glazed, custard filled donuts. Not to mention the local beach to begin with.... SUGAR WHITE SAND. Fucking beautiful.

(http://espanol.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/b/Barrierislandgirl/49.jpg)(http://homepage.mac.com/wmbarnes1/photos/Pensacolabeach.JPG)(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/09/44/88/magen-s-bay-beach.jpg)

Lots of things to appreciate today.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on July 05, 2009, 01:36:15 AM
Well-written creepy short stories.

http://www.chizine.com/pdf/mayorPDF.pdf

It's not even 500 words.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 05, 2009, 03:12:36 AM
Amanda, I'd pay half my lifes length to be somewhere like that right now.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 05, 2009, 05:13:38 AM
For not working out in about a year, god damned do I have a good looking naked body.

I look better than when I did work out. I love being a man. I've only got even better looks ahead of me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on July 05, 2009, 08:51:13 AM
Friends who would never be caught dead playing Armageddon... but are absolutely fascinated by IC events and the life of your PC. I have this one friend who for literally a year has asked me how my PC is doing every other week. He loves it, finds the game hilarious. But would never play, sadly.  Not enough patience, he says.  :'(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Inklings on July 05, 2009, 06:02:33 PM
Hanging out with Attana. We've been friends for a dozen years and we never ever run out of things to talk about.

Having a bestie = the best ordinary thing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 06, 2009, 02:42:39 AM
Taking my kids to the amusement park and being soooo proud that my 3 year old son wasn't afraid of -shit-. If he'd been a half-inch taller he would have loved to rock the roller coasters. But he rode all the rides like the tilt-a-whirl and scrambler and all without any sort of hesitation. The carousel was BULLSHIT in his opinion and he disdained it after one ride while all his older cousins rode it ten times. :)

Also: Funnel cakes. mmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on July 06, 2009, 09:06:23 AM
Coming back from a (long) weekend and finding my work email inbox empty.  (Rather than filled with shit that happened after I left the week before.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on July 06, 2009, 10:03:42 PM
McDonald's.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on July 06, 2009, 10:46:26 PM
I just found an armer on a WoW RP server. A draenei shaman named Kadius, from the Fellowship of the Dragon guild. :)

God.... if it wasn't..... well.... there's just too many similarities. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on July 06, 2009, 11:06:41 PM
I just found an armer on a WoW RP server. A draenei shaman named Kadius, from the Fellowship of the Dragon guild. :)

God.... if it wasn't..... well.... there's just too many similarities. :)

Stalk them!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on July 07, 2009, 01:55:15 AM
I just found an armer on a WoW RP server. A draenei shaman named Kadius, from the Fellowship of the Dragon guild. :)

God.... if it wasn't..... well.... there's just too many similarities. :)

wasn't me!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 07, 2009, 03:40:05 AM
Warm fuzzies from players in the form of kudos.

Warm fuzzies from staff in the form of pleasant account notes.


:D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jdr on July 07, 2009, 06:24:20 AM
Warm fuzzies in the form of flattering email replies by Imms (and IC interactionz with NPCs subsequently). <3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mood on July 07, 2009, 09:34:48 AM
Music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on July 07, 2009, 01:03:53 PM
Having my mom out of the hospital and feeling better, and knowing that I helped make that happen.

Medical technology and a system that, while not perfect, are life-saving when it's needed.

Excellent nurses who can start difficult IVs, and who respect that my mom is also a nurse and a strong, picky advocate for her own care.

Being able to put my 4-month-old niece to sleep by being "the baby whisperer," as my sister put it. Helping relieve my sister's burden a little. Being an "experienced mom."

Baby smiles and laughter.

Going home last night from the hospital and finding that my husband had prepared a hearty, satisfying, healthy meal. It was hot and good.

A boss who understands and supports my need to just pick up and leave work for urgent family care issues.

The blithe normality of my kids.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on July 09, 2009, 10:02:23 AM
Getting my laptop back from repair, and it being fixed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on July 09, 2009, 10:44:03 AM
Working from home.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on July 09, 2009, 07:33:47 PM
Going to a city park with some friends, cooking our own food on a gas powered stove.
Playing frisbee after with a family at the same park.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on July 17, 2009, 09:40:03 PM
My husband and I live with a friend of mine that I've known since I was 12.

I paid her $100 today (our weekly rent essentially).
After this, we had about $60 left over for the week (including a $50 bonus check he hadn't cashed).
This evening she comes in and asks me if I gave her the wrong money on accident. Not having counted the bills when he first got paid, I'd assumed we spent one of the $50's from when he got his check cashed and thought, 'No, we gave you a 50, 2 20's, and a 10.', I told her that, sat down and had a cigarette, then, when I walk into the living room, she's out there showing my husband 2 50's 2 20's, and a 10. Apparently both of our 50's had stuck together and despite my insistence that we paid her the correct rent, she went out to try and convince him that we paid 50 extra.

Friends who are honest past a fault in your own best interests (and much to the gain of your pockets).
     Priceless.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on July 18, 2009, 12:14:59 AM
Working from home.

Being unemployed. This freedom is... exhilirating. It sucks being poor, but man... all the -time- I have now! I'm constantly composing music and working on my novel. I'm buzzing on all this creative energy and I'm always available for people! And at the end of the day, I can play Arm as much as I want 'cause, fuck it, it's not like I have to get up for dumbass work in the morning!

No, this situation just can't last. But god damn it, I'm going to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on July 20, 2009, 09:03:42 AM
Being unemployed. This freedom is... exhilirating. It sucks being poor, but man... all the -time- I have now! I'm constantly composing music and working on my novel. I'm buzzing on all this creative energy and I'm always available for people! And at the end of the day, I can play Arm as much as I want 'cause, fuck it, it's not like I have to get up for dumbass work in the morning!

No, this situation just can't last. But god damn it, I'm going to enjoy it.
Sounds like fun!

Anyway, my submissions:
Ray's Hellburger
Star Trek
First one in the office (peace and quiet while I drink my coffee)

EDIT: having ordinary things to appreciate instead of idle complaints.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: SMuz on July 20, 2009, 07:11:43 PM
Amanda, I'd pay half my lifes length to be somewhere like that right now.

Ah, the irony is that the place looks quite similar to my hometown. Hell, some people applied to my uni just because it's close to one of the nicest beaches in the world. Yet I've been spending the last few years indoors, on the computer.

I think once spring arrives I should just take a break from all this hell, buy myself a burger, and take a long walk on the beach.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 20, 2009, 07:14:26 PM
Crazy people on the bottom of the world. Spring is months away.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Snap Dragon on July 20, 2009, 07:59:53 PM
Fall is in the air and it is a beautiful thing. Awesome weather lately.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on July 23, 2009, 12:03:49 PM
The Brandenburg Concertos.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on July 24, 2009, 10:54:17 PM
My husband and kids picked 2 pints (10 bucks' worth!) of ripe blackberries off the wild vines across the way from our house and just brought them home this evening. Now we are having vanilla ice cream and blackberries, mmm. (Mine has drizzles of brandy and honey on it too, for extra yum.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on July 24, 2009, 11:25:08 PM
My husband and kids picked 2 pints (10 bucks' worth!) of ripe blackberries off the wild vines across the way from our house and just brought them home this evening. Now we are having vanilla ice cream and blackberries, mmm. (Mine has drizzles of brandy and honey on it too, for extra yum.)

Sounds heavenly.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on August 08, 2009, 10:54:55 PM
I just mixed a perfect dirty martini.  Well, I'm sure if people tasted it they might object, but it's perfect for me.

Cold as ice (i keep my gin in the freezer).  When sipping, the first taste is salty olive, which then melts into sweet the sweeter vermouth, then herbs of the gin peek through right before the alcohol starts to burn, and it's finished by the aftertaste of crisp winter pine.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on August 09, 2009, 09:56:02 AM
You guys.

Sometimes I get the impression the internet is a place barren of the concepts of compassion and any consideration of others. The asshole factor seems to reign supreme. And then along comes a thread where people on the GDB all about trying to help save a couple of orphaned kittens.

Kudos to the Arm community.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on August 14, 2009, 04:16:29 PM
Being able to drown the sorrows in Patron one night, then wake up and slam a small gig this morning tutoring basic networking while I'm continuing to search for an employement opportunity in Georgia.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 25, 2009, 01:43:45 AM
Patron. Beer.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: obtuscated on August 25, 2009, 09:31:20 AM
Weddings that remind you why people get married.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on August 25, 2009, 09:37:30 AM
People who remind you why people get married. ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sephiroto on August 25, 2009, 11:00:56 AM
The awesome feeling of my first cup of coffee in three weeks after barely sleeping night after night.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 25, 2009, 12:17:50 PM
The awesome feeling of my first cup of coffee in three weeks after barely sleeping night after night.

Get off the damn TinyChat and go to bed when we tell you to, and you will get some sleep!!!

nothin' but love for ya, mang.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on August 25, 2009, 07:05:01 PM
Getting called back by the sweet frickin' job you had at the beginning of the summer.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Akaramu on August 25, 2009, 07:38:14 PM
Seeing Naiona pop in to say hi.

She, along with Halaster, restored my faith in Staff long ago.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on August 25, 2009, 07:56:14 PM
Believing (based on a logical assessment of available evidence) that my mom will still be alive and feeling fairly decent at Christmas time this year, and thinking I can plan some stuff around that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on August 28, 2009, 08:43:54 PM
Being astonished that a certain thread has not gone up in a ball of fire, and is actually 4+ pages of largely civil debate on the GDB! I'm hiding this comment here so as not to jinx!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on August 30, 2009, 07:18:47 AM
I made dulce de leche for the first time in a few years and it came out absolutely perfect.  8)

Edit: From scratch, dagnabit, not the silly canned sweetened milk way. Pshaw.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: spicemustflow on August 30, 2009, 07:49:53 PM
Seeing Naiona pop in to say hi.

She, along with Halaster, restored my faith in Staff long ago.


Weird, what about the recent thread accusing the two of them of being corrupt and all?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: satine on August 31, 2009, 02:13:42 AM
Sleep.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 03, 2009, 03:32:21 AM
Coming back from negative HP and living to fight another day. :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on September 03, 2009, 05:53:03 PM
A piece of good strong stinky pungent moldy blue cheese.

Just like how things can be so cold they feel like they burn, it's such a vile flavor that it falls right off the nasty scale and lands back on top at delicious.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 03, 2009, 05:54:43 PM
Just like how things can be so cold they feel like they burn, it's such a vile flavor that it falls right off the nasty scale and lands back on top at delicious.

This should be used as a player testimonial to promote ARM.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on September 04, 2009, 12:27:23 AM
I had this chicken/mandarin orange/walnut/bleu cheese salad the other day...surprisingly tasty.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on September 04, 2009, 09:11:49 AM
Holiday weekend!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on September 04, 2009, 05:08:27 PM
Oh holy crap! 3 -YEARS- and I finally remembered enough of the song to look it up!

/falls over, bleeding from the eyes.

Now I must pass on the curse. The song is called Atlantis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leI7sfmipuI&feature=fvst) and it's by Donovan.

Okay... back to the sweeping and vacuuming for me again.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on September 04, 2009, 06:21:39 PM
Chinese take out.


MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on September 04, 2009, 07:04:31 PM
The song is called Atlantis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leI7sfmipuI&feature=fvst) and it's by Donovan.

...I didn't write a song called Atlantis. I wrote a song called L.A, Hell A, once, but not Atlantis. Wait, you mean Donovan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan), not me ... nevermind.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ampere on September 04, 2009, 08:22:20 PM
I picked up these marvelous waffles (http://trekmovie.com/2009/05/30/kelloggs-introduces-limited-edition-eggos-with-star-trek-images/) at the grocery today.

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on September 05, 2009, 01:54:02 AM
My boyfriend treats my daughter just like his own child, and while she doesn't need another father, I am so thankful she has another wonderful role model to look up to.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on September 05, 2009, 02:13:31 AM
My boyfriend treats my daughter just like his own child, and while she doesn't need another father, I am so thankful she has another wonderful role model to look up to.

That's indeed a treasure.  You're lucky.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on September 05, 2009, 02:18:17 AM
My boyfriend treats my daughter just like his own child, and while she doesn't need another father, I am so thankful she has another wonderful role model to look up to.

He is secretly trying to sell her on the black child market. For white kids.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 05, 2009, 08:39:32 AM
My step daughter from my first marriage and I are like that. I -am- her daddy.  Her sperm donor is an absent jerk of an asshole.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on September 05, 2009, 08:58:22 AM
It's that way between my Aunt and the children of her ex.  No blood relationship, but she's their mom and far more of a parent, in their eyes, than their father is.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on September 05, 2009, 02:32:19 PM
College and NFL football. Woo! Opening college game today for me!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on September 06, 2009, 04:08:23 PM
Watching Fnord work out in the livingroom
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on September 06, 2009, 07:35:35 PM
Watching Fnord work out in the livingroom

Best home exercise equipment I've ever bought.
(http://spln.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5898685dt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on September 06, 2009, 07:41:27 PM
Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells ftw, if you only have room for free weights.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on September 06, 2009, 08:17:58 PM
The song is called Atlantis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leI7sfmipuI&feature=fvst) and it's by Donovan.

...I didn't write a song called Atlantis. I wrote a song called L.A, Hell A, once, but not Atlantis. Wait, you mean Donovan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan), not me ... nevermind.

My name is Donovan as well. Nice to meet you Donovan
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on September 06, 2009, 08:36:08 PM
Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells ftw, if you only have room for free weights.

Those are next! Aaaand...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/311AZNYTANL._AA280_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Sio-%2BCc2L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Full body fitness with just a few pieces of gear. ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on September 08, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
Trying a new beer without expectations and being pleasantly surprised.  In this case: Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Laytona on September 08, 2009, 10:07:02 PM
A whole week off of work with nothing to do and nowhere to go. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 09, 2009, 12:54:43 AM
A whole week off of work with nothing to do and nowhere to go. :)
AKA: Crackageddon binge.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Laytona on September 09, 2009, 05:17:17 PM
A whole week off of work with nothing to do and nowhere to go. :)
[/quotes]
AKA: Crckageddon binge.


Perhaps  ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on September 10, 2009, 06:44:21 PM
Jobs. Man was not intended to toil away all hours working, but damn if it doesn't bring happiness. Who said money doesn't bring happiness? Shoot that motherfucker and shut that blasphemy up.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on September 10, 2009, 06:59:08 PM
Trying a new beer without expectations and being pleasantly surprised.  In this case: Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat.

Fruit loops.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on September 10, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
Trying a new beer without expectations and being pleasantly surprised.  In this case: Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat.

Fruit loops.

Blueberries!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on September 10, 2009, 07:48:52 PM
Trying a new beer without expectations and being pleasantly surprised.  In this case: Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat.

Fruit loops.

Pops and/or Smacks(when you can put aside the image of cockroaches, what a creepy reminder they are.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on September 11, 2009, 12:46:35 AM

"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted--a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling ...that nurtures the soul." ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on September 11, 2009, 06:15:31 AM
Writing at least a little every night for the past five nights, starting with only a 100-word challenge.

I feel like I'm finally getting into it again.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on September 11, 2009, 07:05:01 AM
Writing at least a little every night for the past five nights, starting with only a 100-word challenge.

I feel like I'm finally getting into it again.

Good for you... A writer, writes. Always.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on September 11, 2009, 02:20:29 PM
Writing at least a little every night for the past five nights, starting with only a 100-word challenge.

I feel like I'm finally getting into it again.

Same.

Also:

Job interviews that involve a tour and dinner. This must be what it's like to be an adult.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on September 11, 2009, 02:47:35 PM
Writing at least a little every night for the past five nights, starting with only a 100-word challenge.

I feel like I'm finally getting into it again.

Same.

Also:

Job interviews that involve a tour and dinner. This must be what it's like to be an adult.


Job interviews that go EXTREMELY well like the one I had today. All that is left is a second interview with a General Manager from New York that I somehow have to impress. Steelers fan, New Yorker, multi-million dollar hotel owner, what a son of a bitch for a combination.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Laytona on September 12, 2009, 06:34:01 PM
Mmm Bubble Tea!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wolfsong on September 13, 2009, 08:43:57 AM
Realizing today I might actually be able to graduate on time and maybe even take up an Anthropology Minor on the side.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 13, 2009, 04:48:26 PM
Gray day, listening to opera, enjoying croissant and mocha, reading.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 13, 2009, 11:07:24 PM
I so much love overcast days.  Guess I lived in the northwest too long.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunkkin on September 13, 2009, 11:37:31 PM
I so much love overcast days.  Guess I lived in the northwest too long.

Nothing like a northwestern, drizzling rain on a fall day.

Jeez, I really miss the northwest sometimes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on September 13, 2009, 11:46:04 PM
I was only there for a week and I miss it. :(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on September 13, 2009, 11:52:57 PM
Sitting on the bluff overlooking the Port Orford, Oregon town park, watching as the beach below disappears from the ocean being driven up to the rocks by a lightning storm.  Dark, rain soaked clouds overhead and the flash and boom as thunder cracks.

Sitting inside, watching a lightning storm from the warmth of a wood stove fire, sipping Martineli's cider, reading a good book.

..I miss Oregon...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 14, 2009, 12:29:47 AM
Overcast days are great, when I get to stay home for them, like this weekend. But tomorrow it's supposed to rain/drizzle again, and I have to commute. That sucks. (Also, rain during the grape harvest is A Bad Thing.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 14, 2009, 12:45:20 AM
I 'preciate you people.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 14, 2009, 08:08:08 AM
Seeing an object IG for the first time that -you- wrote.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cutthroat on September 14, 2009, 08:43:24 AM
Seeing an object IG for the first time that -you- wrote.


Jeeze, and I get all giddy when I see my typos get fixed.  :-\
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on September 14, 2009, 08:43:40 AM
First day at work, doing this and getting paid.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 14, 2009, 11:41:28 AM
First day at work, doing this and getting paid.

Dude, congrats! Now go to the other thread to complain about work :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on September 14, 2009, 08:58:06 PM
Start a new job, $1700 month salary plus commission this Wednesday!

...might eat up a few of my evenings, though..less time to Arm...

..But, this is the appreciation thread!  So!  At last!  A better job!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on September 15, 2009, 08:58:41 AM
It gladdens my heart that Dave Mustaine and Megadeth still kick ass. I guess that's kind of an ordinary thing to appreciate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on September 17, 2009, 09:13:08 PM
Laying a nice, new set of tile throughout an entire kitchen for my mother with equal help from my brother. Took HOURS! I feel like I've had the shit kicked out of me, but it was well worth it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on September 18, 2009, 12:17:31 AM
slow nights in tech support. woo, more time to lurk the geedeebee
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on September 18, 2009, 12:27:07 AM
slow nights in tech support. woo, more time to lurk the geedeebee

*Is envious*  I work at a call center for T-Mobile...  If I got caught accessing the GDB at work, even from my phone, I would get drop-kicked.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on September 18, 2009, 02:02:27 AM
slow nights in tech support. woo, more time to lurk the geedeebee

*Is envious*  I work at a call center for T-Mobile...  If I got caught accessing the GDB at work, even from my phone, I would get drop-kicked.

that's just another reason why us cellular ownz joo. :P ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on September 18, 2009, 02:58:27 AM
slow nights in tech support. woo, more time to lurk the geedeebee

*Is envious*  I work at a call center for T-Mobile...  If I got caught accessing the GDB at work, even from my phone, I would get drop-kicked.

that's just another reason why us cellular ownz joo. :P ;)

Maybez, but we g0tz the color PINK.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on September 18, 2009, 02:40:42 PM
Just got the call I'll be starting a new job Monday!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on September 18, 2009, 07:36:37 PM
I'm going to the Great Lakes Beer Fest (http://www.greatlakesbrewfest.com/main.html) tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Belgoikiss on September 19, 2009, 04:34:10 PM
Fnord's reaction when I randomly subject him to the Armageddon news story.

nreallysfw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Jt_g10Jug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Jt_g10Jug)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on September 19, 2009, 09:34:04 PM
I went to the Great Lakes Beer Fest.  I am now home.  I am... oh so very drunk.  It was awesome.  The beer... it was amazing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on September 19, 2009, 10:54:32 PM
I went to the Great Lakes Beer Fest.  I am now home.  I am... oh so very drunk.  It was awesome.  The beer... it was amazing.

The webcam... it was too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on September 22, 2009, 05:19:44 AM
*wheeze, hack, cough* soooooo sleepy.

damn arm and fun people therein keeping me away from my lovely bed.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on September 22, 2009, 12:07:36 PM
English muffins.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on September 23, 2009, 12:11:58 PM
Eating microwave noodles out of a biodegradable plastic bowl using a titanium spork.  The contrast pleases me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: flurry on September 23, 2009, 02:52:42 PM
This had me in stitches when I first watched it.

Someone agrees with Kanye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikTxfIDYx6Q
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 23, 2009, 03:05:45 PM
Whoa, that kid has got moves. I think he was actually trying to imitate the video at points. That is awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on September 23, 2009, 03:10:07 PM
This is kind of EXTRAordinary for me but I just found out that I can still decide to be atheist and be accepted within NA.  I've been currently attending for 45 days (and have 45 days completely clean/sober) one to two meetings a day and this time it feels different.  I was just REALLY struggling with that higher power concept.  As I always have.

Atheism in the Twelve Step Movement
http://www.positiveatheism.org/rw/naway99.htm (http://www.positiveatheism.org/rw/naway99.htm)

This really puts a large part of the chaos in my mind at ease and I recommend folk glance over the page at the very least.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 23, 2009, 03:16:36 PM
My mom's mostly agnostic but has 20 years of sobriety with AA, so it definitely can be done. Good for you, man. Work the steps, because they do work. And congrats on the 45 days!

Edited to add, in case it's useful to you: I think my mom's description of her higher power would be love or connection or something like that. I'm not sure she cares to define it too much beyond that. But, it really works for her--and she is very connected to her AA community and to herself and her self-awareness (and to me and my sister and her grandkids). She rocks the steps, despite not believing in what our culture usually calls God.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on September 23, 2009, 03:39:33 PM
Thanks Gimf.

Yea, I've been in and out of the Fellowships before (both AA and NA) and after this last relapse a little over a month and a half back I realized I could either do things their way, instead of trying to do them mine which always failed, or I'd end up penniless, hustling under the bridge for enough money to get a rock.

I'm doing well so far and for once am feeling good about meetings, the people I'm meeting there and the fellowshipping I'm doing.

Right now I'd love to get in to some step work.  That's a story for another day but just wanted to say thanks.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on September 23, 2009, 08:53:29 PM
I appreciate this...

http://kittenwar.com/
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on September 24, 2009, 04:45:35 AM
Redheads with blue eyes and cute faces.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on September 24, 2009, 05:38:09 PM
Every day I ride a bus along a 6 minute stretch of the rideau river, and its an amazing sight.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 24, 2009, 05:40:11 PM
I love the GDB recently, in all its cantankerous, community-ish glory.

I am also appreciating the miracle of my daughter finally learning to read, and starting to try to read everything. It's amazing watching that door to the whole world open for her.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on September 30, 2009, 04:19:23 PM
Finishing all your homework and having free time.  *boggle*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 30, 2009, 04:31:37 PM
'Tis autumn.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on September 30, 2009, 05:07:55 PM
friends, though they may be clear across the country.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 30, 2009, 05:14:33 PM
My fellow Armers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on September 30, 2009, 10:39:47 PM
LauraMars is not blonde.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on September 30, 2009, 10:55:16 PM
Mr. Bungle and those Girls of Porn

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 01, 2009, 01:40:16 AM
Mr. Bungle and those Girls of Porn

Brandon

I knew there was a reason I liked you.

Aside from the moustache.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on October 01, 2009, 05:08:55 PM
My yearly income just tripled.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 01, 2009, 05:33:15 PM
My yearly income just tripled.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on October 01, 2009, 05:41:49 PM
My yearly income just tripled.

3 x 0 still equals 0
.
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.
.
.
.
.


Just joking, that's awesome man.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 01, 2009, 11:16:09 PM
My yearly income just tripled.

Buy a house right away, or the taxes'll kill ya.   <----- Flawed logic.

Congrats, man. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 06, 2009, 11:09:21 PM
Spaghetti tonight. Homemade.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on October 07, 2009, 09:16:46 AM
Fresh coffee from freshly roasted freshly ground beans.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on October 07, 2009, 08:55:12 PM
D&D With fresh meat.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on October 10, 2009, 10:22:10 AM
Watching your gf play Fable 2, get a huge group of people in the center of town to love her, turn off safety, call out "Suk-Krath!" and incinerate them all in one fell swoop.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 10, 2009, 06:08:20 PM
Figuring out that one last spice needed to crystallize the flavors in a dish, turning it from blah into OMGWTFBBQ delicious.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on October 10, 2009, 07:13:44 PM
Figuring out that one last spice needed to crystallize the flavors in a dish, turning it from blah into OMGWTFBBQ delicious.

Be my friend.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 10, 2009, 08:47:01 PM
Figuring out that one last spice needed to crystallize the flavors in a dish, turning it from blah into OMGWTFBBQ delicious.

OMGWTFBBQMSG
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 14, 2009, 01:11:05 PM
Scoring free wine at work is pretty awesome, especially when it's a bottle of my favorite varietal.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 14, 2009, 03:32:14 PM
Loved ones cheering you up with nothing other than their presence.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on October 14, 2009, 06:08:48 PM
Getting all my engagement proofs back!  And she said she didn't care if I played with them in Photoshop!  Guess what I've been doing all day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 14, 2009, 06:14:50 PM
Post some! We want to see.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gwoshi Cheese on October 14, 2009, 07:35:58 PM
I'm too broke to buy cigarettes.

I now have a pack.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on October 14, 2009, 08:11:03 PM
Post some! We want to see.

Yes ma'am!  They all turned out very well so I have a hard time choosing :D  

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/chesheyre/9722_155591619532_829804532_2541725.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 14, 2009, 08:36:01 PM
I love the fourth one from the top.  Very pretty colors!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 14, 2009, 08:42:10 PM
Biscuits, you are the cutest ever. Those are great pictures. I like the third one best.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 14, 2009, 09:19:46 PM
D'awwwwwww...

I think they're all awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on October 14, 2009, 09:25:20 PM
sooo cute.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on October 14, 2009, 09:36:56 PM
Now that motherfucker right there looks exactly liek Mr. SPoCK!



[Edited to add[ He probably could pass for one of the mentally challenged on "The Ringer." Aaaawr!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on October 14, 2009, 10:41:00 PM
[Edited to add[ He probably could pass for one of the mentally challenged on "The Ringer." Aaaawr!

? :(

Should have known posting any pics here was a bad idea. 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 14, 2009, 10:56:22 PM
Should have known posting any pics here was a bad idea. 

He posted on the other thread that he's drunk. Also, always ignore assholes, drunk or otherwise.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 14, 2009, 11:00:56 PM
Love them all, the first pic especially.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jcljules on October 14, 2009, 11:06:45 PM
Now that motherfucker right there looks exactly liek Mr. SPoCK!



[Edited to add[ He probably could pass for one of the mentally challenged on "The Ringer." Aaaawr!

Well, you're a real gem.  ::)

Cute pictures, biscuits!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on October 14, 2009, 11:21:27 PM
He posted on the other thread that he's drunk. Also, always ignore assholes, drunk or otherwise.

Well that makes more sense.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on October 14, 2009, 11:27:38 PM
Kudos to the photographer.  Wish I had the drive/patience to take nice photographs of people.

"Just!  Just!  I don't know!?  Why are you asking me what to do?"  *gives up*

I like the second, myself.  Sexy picture. Also, great depth of field on the first shot.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on October 15, 2009, 12:05:31 AM
A fun date with Belgoi. 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on October 15, 2009, 02:59:35 AM
The third and fourth ones were my favorites...and while it may make me sound a little callow, I couldn't help but think "Spock" as well, at least in comparison to the recent movie.

Does not mean that he's not a handsome devil, nor that you're both not very attractive.

Very nice pictures.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jdr on October 15, 2009, 06:44:51 AM
Anyone who looks remotely like Sylar = hot, imo. Great pics!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on October 15, 2009, 07:15:17 AM
Anyone who looks remotely like Sylar = hot, imo. Great pics!

Seconded.  Both of JDR's sentiments.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 15, 2009, 10:08:56 AM
Yes ma'am!  They all turned out very well so I have a hard time choosing :D  Sorry for postin' so many!

You purty, purty people.  Congratulations, by the way.

(Well, okay, I have no real opinion about the purtiness of your Intended.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on October 15, 2009, 10:14:18 AM
Haha I am totally okay about the Skyar/Spock likeness.  By totally okay I mean I'm rather intrigued ;) 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on October 15, 2009, 11:57:50 AM
Gratz and nice pics. If he ever stares strangely at you and levels a finger at your forehead...get the fuck out.  :P
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 15, 2009, 05:45:24 PM
I really like my coworkers. Almost universally, they are very smart, competent, hardworking, and nice. Some are even good-looking, too!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on October 15, 2009, 05:47:55 PM
I really like my coworkers. Almost universally, they are very smart, competent, hardworking, and nice. Some are even good-looking, too!

Attractive co-workers=difficulties at work.

Good thing your husband has a beard to kill for!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 15, 2009, 06:01:12 PM
Actually I was thinking of some of my female coworkers--it was an objective assessment. My coworkers are mostly female. I think in my whole life I've only been knowingly attracted to two male coworkers; one of them turned out to be gay, and the other turned out to be so incompetent that I quickly grew to despise him.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on October 15, 2009, 11:19:31 PM
Engagement? Pix or it didn't hap...

Oh.

For the thread: I appreciate that I don't have to pay $100.00 just to type "rest" and have it work.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 16, 2009, 05:17:13 PM
My husband and I using the interwebs to send love songs to each other while I'm at work.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Spice Spice Baby on October 17, 2009, 05:22:56 AM
Funk music.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cerelum on October 17, 2009, 05:42:03 AM
Haha I am totally okay about the Skyar/Spock likeness.  By totally okay I mean I'm rather intrigued ;) 

Nice pictures, I like them all except for the one with the hugging him on the back thing, but that's probably cause I've been in like four weddings and seen the same shot taken in the past year.

He does look like Spock in that one picture totally, not that it's a bad thing, but watch out for star trek girls who try and steal his affections from you.

And this might be sorta creepy, but make sure all your pictures seem affectionate, because I personally would have thought you were a perfect brother/sister, cause you two look very similar like siblings would.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 17, 2009, 06:26:06 AM
sorta creepy

Cerelum, that was a strange post.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 17, 2009, 07:37:05 AM
sorta creepy

Cerelum, that was a strange post.

Cerelum is a strange poster.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Biscuits on October 17, 2009, 11:24:39 AM
Haha I am totally okay about the Skyar/Spock likeness.  By totally okay I mean I'm rather intrigued ;) 

Nice pictures, I like them all except for the one with the hugging him on the back thing, but that's probably cause I've been in like four weddings and seen the same shot taken in the past year.

He does look like Spock in that one picture totally, not that it's a bad thing, but watch out for star trek girls who try and steal his affections from you.

And this might be sorta creepy, but make sure all your pictures seem affectionate, because I personally would have thought you were a perfect brother/sister, cause you two look very similar like siblings would.


Well it's still one of my favourites, regardless of whether you've seen it before :P Hah.
Yeah..  sorta creepy
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sephiroto on October 17, 2009, 01:48:03 PM
Peanutbutter sandwiches.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 17, 2009, 07:33:13 PM
OK, I've finally isolated the single key that separates good pizza from bad pizza: fresh dough.

I bought a bag of pizza dough from the grocery store, spread it out on a baking sheet, spread on sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and some pineapple, then baked it at 450 for 10 minutes.  I swear... it's as good as any delivery chain.

Frozen crusts do not work.  Pre-baked crusts do not work.  You must use fresh dough.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on October 17, 2009, 09:33:49 PM
Local hockey team is winning the last few games
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 17, 2009, 11:40:52 PM
OK, I've finally isolated the single key that separates good pizza from bad pizza: fresh dough.

I bought a bag of pizza dough from the grocery store, spread it out on a baking sheet, spread on sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and some pineapple, then baked it at 450 for 10 minutes.  I swear... it's as good as any delivery chain.

Frozen crusts do not work.  Pre-baked crusts do not work.  You must use fresh dough.

Will totally back this. Mixed our own pizza dough, sauce, cheese, 'shrooms, ham... mmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on October 18, 2009, 01:22:06 AM
Finding a pair of almost-new, all-leather purple Doc Martens in your size at Goodwill for $12.99.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 18, 2009, 12:21:12 PM
Finding a pair of almost-new, all-leather purple Doc Martens in your size at Goodwill for $12.99.

hell yeah!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Old Kank on October 18, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
OK, I've finally isolated the single key that separates good pizza from bad pizza: fresh dough.

There's a pizzeria near me that has some of the best pizza ever.

Their posted hours are:  11:00am - Until we run out of dough.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on October 18, 2009, 02:58:21 PM
OK, I've finally isolated the single key that separates good pizza from bad pizza: fresh dough.

I bought a bag of pizza dough from the grocery store, spread it out on a baking sheet, spread on sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and some pineapple, then baked it at 450 for 10 minutes.  I swear... it's as good as any delivery chain.

Frozen crusts do not work.  Pre-baked crusts do not work.  You must use fresh dough.

As one who works in a pizza place who uses all fresh ingredients, I can back this up. Many delivery chains actually do use frozen crusts - including Domino's nasty cracker-like crap.

Caveat emptor.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on October 18, 2009, 04:23:06 PM
being off today and sleeping until 4pm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on October 18, 2009, 05:58:17 PM
OK, I've finally isolated the single key that separates good pizza from bad pizza: fresh dough.

I bought a bag of pizza dough from the grocery store, spread it out on a baking sheet, spread on sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and some pineapple, then baked it at 450 for 10 minutes.  I swear... it's as good as any delivery chain.

Frozen crusts do not work.  Pre-baked crusts do not work.  You must use fresh dough.

Will totally back this. Mixed our own pizza dough, sauce, cheese, 'shrooms, ham... mmmmmmmm.

Pizza dough is the easiest thing in the world to make, and totally delicious. Never, ever buy premade dough. Blech.

Last night I went to a classy restaurant with my partner and friends, spent a couple hundred bucks and had the best meal I've ever had in my life, with wine and appetizers, then retired to a friend's place and drank martinis.

What I appreciate: ...not being a student.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on October 18, 2009, 10:05:24 PM
Its not easy to make if you have a tiny kitchen and not enough room to make a big floury mess... and no mixer.

My next kitchen will totally have a mixer.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on October 19, 2009, 08:52:46 AM
www.simonscat.com

It's keeping me up way too late.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 19, 2009, 09:18:16 AM
Even though I only have eight functional fingers to type with, I can still type at 100wpm!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 19, 2009, 09:20:26 AM
That's down from 120 wpm, which even so is really very nice and mathematical and I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on October 19, 2009, 09:34:21 AM
http://www.funnyvideoshack.com/videos/347/sixth-sense-technology

This too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 19, 2009, 10:04:59 AM
Even though I only have eight functional fingers to type with, I can still type at 100wpm!

...Laura?  Eight?

Is there another finger problem you need to tell us about?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on October 19, 2009, 10:28:00 AM
Oh no, but I damaged my right ring finger and using the pinky beside it just doesn't work very well if I can't use the ring finger, so it's faster not to.  Try it at home, kids.

Maybe I should have said, eight functional typing fingers, not eight functional fingers to type with, but I'm not sure it would have made a difference.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 21, 2009, 06:30:00 PM
Teaching my one year old to beatbox.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2009, 06:52:19 PM
Tomorrow, because of the office move, I will be leaving work early. So I am going to go home and bake something I have wanted to bake for a while: an apple skillet cake, in honor of autumn. I'm inordinately excited about this!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 22, 2009, 07:05:51 PM
You're pregnant.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2009, 07:13:14 PM
Though there's some statistical possibility of that being true, it's in the range of 0.000000000001%, for a reason that rhyme with "appreciation". I just happen to love baking.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: spicemustflow on October 22, 2009, 07:22:50 PM
Contraception doesn't rhyme with appreciation.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2009, 07:24:43 PM
Think harder.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: spicemustflow on October 22, 2009, 07:29:48 PM
Procrastination?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 22, 2009, 07:29:59 PM
Depreciation?   ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on October 22, 2009, 07:50:04 PM
Hyperinflation?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2009, 07:53:56 PM
...

Ordinary thing appreciation: Men.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cutthroat on October 22, 2009, 07:55:23 PM
...

Ordinary thing appreciation: Men.

...struation?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on October 22, 2009, 07:55:47 PM
Inefficient Taxation?  Sexual frustration?  Worried about eternal salvation?

Societal segregation?  Yes, that's it!
YOU ARE LOCKED IN A SPACE STATION.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: jhunter on October 22, 2009, 08:01:52 PM
Constipation?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: spicemustflow on October 22, 2009, 08:02:36 PM
Inefficient Taxation?  Sexual frustration?  Worried about eternal salvation?

Societal segregation?  Yes, that's it!
YOU ARE LOCKED IN A SPACE STATION.

And that 0.00000000000001% comes from alien infestation
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on October 22, 2009, 08:07:20 PM

Why have sex, when you have masturbation?

>.>
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2009, 08:51:46 PM
Tubal ligation.

Or sterilization. Your choice.

You guys are making me lol, though!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on October 22, 2009, 09:07:26 PM
Tubal ligation.

Darnit, Gim, I was about to post that.

Are you monitoring the Users Online again?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 22, 2009, 09:10:59 PM
I have never laughed so hard at the GDB before...

I love you guys!!!


...


that's all I have to say.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 22, 2009, 09:17:10 PM
I was honestly surprised you hadn't posted it yet, brytta! :D

Er, that kinda sounds like you had inside info or something. Which you DIDN'T. You're just a wordplay fiend.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on October 22, 2009, 10:02:43 PM
Vanilla Chai from Dunkin' on a cozy, rainy evening.

Not being so sick anymore.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 23, 2009, 06:32:20 AM
these south africans that bought me drinks and invited me to a barbeque
amazing salads
this guy i met today who is a sponsored professional fisherman
my boyfriend being entertaining around flowers

cider

NW ZEALAND IS AWESOME.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: i can haz mantis on October 23, 2009, 12:47:27 PM
My boyfriend being understanding about me falling asleep on him because I had taken Benadryl. <3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 25, 2009, 04:06:32 PM
Poached eggs, which I now know how to make pretty well. Paired with the awesome homemade bread I bake. Oh yum.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on October 25, 2009, 04:23:40 PM
Not so ordinary, but still awesome: we threw the BEST Halloween party last night. We even got to kill all our guests! It's 3:30 PM and we're just getting up from bed to go get breakfast. Fun! ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on October 25, 2009, 04:56:55 PM
volunteering at the zoo for their halloween celebration.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on October 25, 2009, 08:09:59 PM
(http://kenloveswendys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/wendys_schicken.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on October 25, 2009, 08:12:25 PM
(http://kenloveswendys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/wendys_schicken.jpg)

Mansa just reminded me of the one thing I miss about America: that sandwich.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: valeria on October 25, 2009, 09:30:54 PM
Fresh cider from the farm up the road.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on October 25, 2009, 11:33:31 PM
Having an SLR 35mm camera, shooting a roll of film, developing said roll yourself, seeing the negatives turn out, making your own enlargement, drying it....
Then getting to say:  "Holy.  That actually turned out -awesome-!

The other 9 times out of 10, I'm pulling my hair out.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on October 26, 2009, 12:26:59 PM
Having a 6'4, 250 pound finely-tuned killing machine as a room mate.  There's just so many things to appreciate about that...

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v36/222/15/26518527/n26518527_30699887_5723.jpg)

This almost made it into the animal companions thread instead of here.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jingo on October 29, 2009, 07:55:35 PM
150 word block quotes.

The copious use of the above.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Rhyden on October 29, 2009, 08:02:48 PM
(http://kenloveswendys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/wendys_schicken.jpg)

hahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 30, 2009, 02:50:47 PM
After arriving at work this morning, I sent my husband an email with a long description of how I nearly got squished during my commute by a semi truck on the highway due to construction, and the really dangerous temporary re-configuration of an onramp. He wrote me back:

"I can't say strongly enough in an email how glad I am it was only nearly."

He's so sweet :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on October 30, 2009, 06:58:28 PM
I did about 26 points better than I reasonably expected to on the test I took yesterday.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on October 31, 2009, 03:14:08 PM
Kids excited for Halloween.

Shiny superhero costumes.

Perfecting the cooking of poached eggs.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on November 01, 2009, 10:37:37 AM
Carving pumpkins with my girlfriend's four children and then taking them trick or treating.

AND!

Working weekends when absolutely no one is around! PRICELESS!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on November 02, 2009, 09:35:23 AM
Special people, weekends, and Nashville.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bushranger on November 02, 2009, 09:41:59 AM
Perfecting the cooking of poached eggs.

Mmm... Poached eggs with baby new potatoes, smoked salmon, rocket leaves (arugula) and a dill sauce!

Breakfast of champions!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on November 02, 2009, 01:05:19 PM
Vacation approved. ~ Fnord's Mgr.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Shalooonsh on November 02, 2009, 01:10:02 PM
Good spirits on All Hallows.

NaNoWriMo, getting me off my ass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 02, 2009, 06:50:51 PM
NaNoWriMo, getting me off my ass.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 03, 2009, 12:48:02 PM
Having your vehicle stall out in a busy intersection during morning rush hour, and then starting back up like magick right when you begin to panic.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on November 03, 2009, 03:40:18 PM
I have a hand on statistical bootstrapping now.  Yaaay!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 04, 2009, 06:34:12 PM
We're getting burgers for dinner tonight, and I have been craving them for about 3 days now. It's gonna be soooooo good.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on November 04, 2009, 06:38:24 PM
vacation days in the middle of the week!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gwoshi Cheese on November 04, 2009, 06:40:41 PM
Finally finding a fucking job.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Medena on November 04, 2009, 07:21:39 PM
What a great feeling it was today to buy $50 worth of non-perishable food items and take them to the Salvation Army food bank.

Finally finding a fucking job.

Yep.   That was me 2 months ago, after being unemployed for 7 months.   My Employment Insurance benefits ran out after 5 months and then it was welfare (at $550 a month) and the above named food bank.

I've never had so much fun spending $50 in the grocery store as I did today. :)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Redheart on November 04, 2009, 08:00:52 PM
listening to christmas music on pandora while at work... yes, i am one of those people.   ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on November 05, 2009, 03:39:39 AM
The ingame mail system. Srsly, start using it!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 05, 2009, 10:38:38 AM
We peons can use it, too?  I did not know that.  There used to be a staffer who would send kudos to players that way.  It weirded me out.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on November 05, 2009, 11:09:16 AM
We peons can use it, too?  I did not know that.  There used to be a staffer who would send kudos to players that way.  It weirded me out.

Used to?  I still get the odd kudos through the IG mailing system...my last was from a Staff Member, too
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 06, 2009, 02:34:46 PM
I'm getting published, woohoo.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 06, 2009, 05:26:45 PM
I'm getting published, woohoo.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on November 06, 2009, 05:34:26 PM
I'm getting published, woohoo.

What? Where?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 06, 2009, 05:35:10 PM
I'm getting published, woohoo.

What? Where?

Highlights.

Just visit the dentist.  You'll see it soon enough.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on November 06, 2009, 07:01:14 PM
It's Friday...

We got paid.

I have the new 'extra menthol camels'.

I got some KICK ASS pizza delivered.

[super-ic-situation-earlier] didn't end [this way].

I'm about to be watching Legally Blonde, one of my sekrit guilty pleasure movies.

Ah, life is good.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on November 06, 2009, 08:31:24 PM
listening to christmas music on pandora while at work... yes, i am one of those people.   ;D

Blaring Lion King's, "In the Jungle.." through the house sound of the Conference Center I help manage IT and Audio Visual in. No one is around, it's so peaceful and relaxing.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 06, 2009, 11:29:01 PM
homemade (cooked) eggnog

(I always type "eggnong" in Google when looking for the recipe)

brandy

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 07, 2009, 01:21:16 AM
In one night, I met Sanvean and Brixius and Potaje took me to my first strip club.  (They didn't opt to come along)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on November 07, 2009, 10:08:26 AM
In one night, I met Sanvean and Brixius and Potaje took me to my first strip club.  (They didn't opt to come along)

How was the club?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 07, 2009, 11:49:14 AM
It was nothing like I imagined it would be.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chettaman on November 07, 2009, 12:02:51 PM
sleeping children
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 07, 2009, 03:10:32 PM
Singing Christmas carols in harmony with my mom during her singing lesson. And a few weeks ago, we had my sister there to sing too...which is soooo neat because our three voices sound just alike, so when we sing harmony, it's very much like hearing one person sing all the parts.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on November 07, 2009, 03:18:43 PM
It was nothing like I imagined it would be.

tell me you went to the one two blocks from your house

because that one is awesome
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 07, 2009, 03:22:04 PM
It was nothing like I imagined it would be.

tell me you went to the one two blocks from your house

because that one is awesome

I sat there and thought to myself, "OHST sat here and thought to himself."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Xagon on November 07, 2009, 05:50:10 PM
I should have come along, but I was too busy singing to myself.

A little glass vial? A little glass vial!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 08, 2009, 02:07:25 AM
I should have come along, but I was too busy singing to myself.

A little glass vial? A little glass vial!

Yeehaw.  There's nothing like a dozen people sitting in a darkened room drunk trying to watch a movie on a laptop with shitty speakers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 10, 2009, 09:12:55 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JbEPwZMXkJI/RYb_7gLu8ZI/AAAAAAAAABQ/Ye-vopnPn-4/s320/20061206ricola.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on November 11, 2009, 04:57:48 PM
Veterans. 8)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on November 11, 2009, 07:10:35 PM
Veterans. 8)

I concur.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 12, 2009, 12:22:56 AM
Beautiful, intelligent, well read women. *who also happen to be on the petite size (I'm not a tall guy)

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on November 16, 2009, 07:58:37 PM
Having a day start out crappy (woke up feeling like the porcine plague had finally gotten me) but end up turning out pretty good (sushi and House).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on November 16, 2009, 08:18:01 PM
I freaking love tacos.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gwoshi Cheese on November 16, 2009, 08:28:55 PM
Beautiful, intelligent, well read women. *who also happen to be on the petite size (I'm not a tall guy)

Brandon

I'm tall, but god I love me some tiny women.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on November 16, 2009, 08:32:36 PM
I appreciate tall, muscular men.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 16, 2009, 08:50:24 PM
I appreciate tall, muscular men.

Might I introduce you to my friend Amos sometime soon?

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on November 16, 2009, 08:56:50 PM
Only if Amos has an IQ of 130 or higher.

I appreciate tall, muscular, intelligent men.

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 16, 2009, 09:03:17 PM
Only if Amos has an IQ of 130 or higher.

I appreciate tall, muscular, intelligent men.

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.

Dude, he rolled an exceptional for wisdom.  Is that good enough for you?

He can't write though... that would certainly get him killed.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 16, 2009, 09:03:38 PM
My daughter's love for the 70s Wonder Woman TV series.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on November 16, 2009, 09:28:43 PM
Hot apple cider on a cold night...Check

Feet wrapped warmly up next to the heater vent...Check

Light turned down low, making the atmosphere nice and soft...Check

A stack of my favorite books and all the time in the world (for tonight, anyway)...Check.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 16, 2009, 10:03:20 PM
Hot apple cider on a cold night...Check

Feet wrapped warmly up next to the heater vent...Check

Light turned down low, making the atmosphere nice and soft...Check

A stack of my favorite books and all the time in the world (for tonight, anyway)...Check.

A nice companion to share in the comfortable surroundings previously stated...Just an empty box, not even like a half check through it.


Yea, that's kind of like my night.

Only just the last part and with more Mountain Goats.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on November 16, 2009, 10:08:17 PM
SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.

SO LET IT BE DONE.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on November 17, 2009, 01:09:47 PM
Beautiful, intelligent, well read women you meet on the internet. *who also happen to be on the petite size (I'm not a tall guy)
Brandon

fuck yeah
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 17, 2009, 01:15:16 PM
Beautiful, intelligent, well read women you meet on the internet. *who also happen to be on the petite size (I'm not a tall guy)
Brandon

fuck yeah

Tried the internet thing.  Twice.

It was a horrible failure on both occasions.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 17, 2009, 01:19:14 PM
Tried the internet thing.  Twice.

It was a horrible failure on both occasions.

Is that a higher failure rate than meeting them not-online? Two is a pretty small sample size, you know.

My awesome husband and I met on the interwebs. In a MUSH.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 17, 2009, 01:32:04 PM
Tried the internet thing.  Twice.

It was a horrible failure on both occasions.

Is that a higher failure rate than meeting them not-online? Two is a pretty small sample size, you know.

My awesome husband and I met on the interwebs. In a MUSH.

I've had several long term relationships... honestly, it's one of the few things I think I'm good at and I really enjoy them.  The majority of them sprang out of meeting them through friends and it going from there.  Not all of them.  But most of them. The concept of just dating over and over again does not appeal to, especially as I grow older.  I want to meet someone, instantly click with them, and be able to be best friends.  I know, it's not how it works.  I just need more faith in most people.

I would not at all be against meeting someone again on the internet but I'd prefer it to be more organic.  I consider meeting by chance on a MU* and then developing a friendship and seeing where it goes to fit that criteria.  Shit, if I met an chick on ARM who blew my mind and wasn't to far away geographically I'd be all over it.  I'd be nervous and scared... but then again, those are two traits I have sometime.  In relationships I find myself from going from awkward and whatnot to fully confident in myself once we pass the threshold where we both know and understand we like each other and are comfortable around each other.  It's getting there that's the hard part for me.

The women I met were from dating sites and it just... wasn't right at all.

Plus, having to tell each of them I wasn't interested made me feel VERY bad.  Even after meeting them each only once I felt like I owed them something and I was was terribly scared I would hurt their feelings by rejecting them.  Most likely because I myself have a fear of rejection.

Yea, so it's been over a year since I've been in a relationship.  Had one quick fling but nothing came of it. 

I'm just a lonely dude living in East Dallas, trying to learn not to be socially retarded when it comes to women and enjoy my hobbies and all my friends with the limited time I feel like I have each day.

Even the weekends seem shorter the older I get.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 17, 2009, 01:40:54 PM
if I met an chick on ARM who blew my mind and wasn't to far away geographically I'd be all over it.  I'd be nervous and scared... but then again, those are two traits I have sometime.

My husband moved from Louisiana to California to be with me, after spending only about 10 days in person together, and about 3 months as a "couple" (mostly online, obviously). That was in 1997.

But maybe I'm just THAT awesome, he knew he had to jump at the chance ;)

Honestly, I think if you really want to meet some right person, you probably have to meet really a lot of not-right people while you're looking.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on November 17, 2009, 01:43:02 PM
if I met an chick on ARM who blew my mind and wasn't to far away geographically I'd be all over it.  I'd be nervous and scared... but then again, those are two traits I have sometime.

My husband moved from Louisiana to California to be with me, after spending only about 10 days in person together, and about 3 months as a "couple" (mostly online, obviously). That was in 1997.

But maybe I'm just THAT awesome, he knew he had to jump at the chance ;)

Honestly, I think if you really want to meet some right person, you probably have to meet really a lot of not-right people while you're looking.

Pffft don't listen to her, just take the first person you can get and fix them so that they become the right person.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on November 17, 2009, 01:43:50 PM
That post was far too depressing for this thread.

I totally feel ya, though, FuSoYa.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on November 17, 2009, 01:48:09 PM
Ordinary thing appreciation: Geeky guys.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on November 17, 2009, 02:21:10 PM
Ordinary appreciation:

Last night I played around with the Google App Engine.  For those that don't know, it's a Google service that hosts web applications written in Python or Java.  Quotas are Google-ridiculous too: 1GB storage (including a built-in database), the equivalent of 6.5 100%-usage hours on a 1.2GHz CPU per day, 1 GB outgoing and 1GB incoming bandwidth per day, and you can pay a small fee if you need more of any of these.  It also has APIs for email, HTTP/HTTPS, XMPP (Google Chat), and even the new Google Wave.  These API's are all really slick too, and they have a plugin for Eclipse that makes deployment to the Google servers pretty much a 1-click operation.

I wrote a Google Wave Robot that reads blips (a message unit within Wave) and if it sees "/roll <something>" it tries to evaluate <something> as roleplaying dice (like 1d20, 2d6, etc) and outputs the result in a followup blip.  This we me and my friends can use Google Wave for online D&D games.


Also: falafel.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FuSoYa on November 17, 2009, 02:39:01 PM
That post was far too depressing for this thread.

I totally feel ya, though, FuSoYa.

Was that depressing?  I just read it again... maybe a little.

Yea, I guess it just is what it is though.  As for what Gimf said, yea I could try and just date random people.  The idea in and of itself does not appeal to me.  I suppose I do it from time to time on some degree I just have such high expectations of others... well, sometimes.

I'm bad at describing this.  You'll all just have to meet me at an APM or some shit.

Brandon
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 17, 2009, 02:41:07 PM
I do better when I'm not in a relationship. Took me a while to learn that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on November 17, 2009, 03:13:40 PM
Skipping class to nurse your wretched innards and sleep in.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on November 17, 2009, 03:15:18 PM
Options.  I appreciate options.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on November 17, 2009, 03:25:11 PM
Tried the internet thing.  Twice.

It was a horrible failure on both occasions.

Is that a higher failure rate than meeting them not-online? Two is a pretty small sample size, you know.

My awesome husband and I met on the interwebs. In a MUSH.

I signed up for internet dating once, but the economist in me told me to take it down (aka chickening out).

Edit: In short, there are no twenty dollar bills lying on the ground.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: PerpetualPatriot on November 17, 2009, 05:43:39 PM
Being decent enough in my field that having been laid off from a former company, which is now asking for my return, that I can make demands on what -I- want to begin working again for them. First time this has ever happened and I rightfully kept those demands in-check with reality. Control is an awsome illusion to have grasp of.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on November 17, 2009, 06:39:54 PM
i meet people from internets

They are mostly cool.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 19, 2009, 10:36:28 AM
Two days off and a new Arm character.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on November 19, 2009, 07:20:01 PM
A new puppy.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fathi on November 21, 2009, 05:02:46 AM
Museums.

Seriously, they are so cool. If you live near one that you haven't been to in a while, go! Take your kids! Enjoy some science.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 03, 2009, 01:21:49 PM
a mug of hot honey-lemon-ginseng green tea on a snowy day.

fuzzy slippers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on December 04, 2009, 09:20:06 AM
I can has car back! It's been in the garage for four days, and broken down for over a week. But it runs muuuch better now.


And a son who volunteers to do the dishes because 'mom's had a hard day'.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on December 04, 2009, 11:46:48 AM
WOOHOO!!!!!!

In 3 days:

My husbands mother calls: Your stepdad got his backed disability, let me buy you guys a cheap vehicle.

Our neighbor's son calls: My mother broke her ankle and she really needs someone to be with her or I'm going to have to put her in a home. Instead, let me give you a job as her caretaker.

I know, I know. I'm not celebrating anyone being hurt or sick... but a car 'and' a job in 3 days? Damn what a week.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 04, 2009, 12:04:00 PM
WOOHOO!!!!!!

In 3 days:

My husbands mother calls: Your stepdad got his backed disability, let me buy you guys a cheap vehicle.

Our neighbor's son calls: My mother broke her ankle and she really needs someone to be with her or I'm going to have to put her in a home. Instead, let me give you a job as her caretaker.

I know, I know. I'm not celebrating anyone being hurt or sick... but a car 'and' a job in 3 days? Damn what a week.

You sadistic wench.

(I only say it because I love you)
and because it's true
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on December 04, 2009, 12:06:15 PM
Only emotionally sadistic. :) <3 you too, FW.

Another thing to appreciate: A surprisingly larger than usual paycheck today. Which roughly translates to chinese food for lunch. Woot!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 04, 2009, 12:08:18 PM
Another thing to appreciate: A surprisingly larger than usual paycheck today. Which roughly translates to chinese food for lunch. Woot!

Being currently in the position to where even going out to McDonalds is a super treat (give me a break, I have kids) I can definitely relate.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on December 05, 2009, 02:50:01 AM
Another thing to appreciate: A surprisingly larger than usual paycheck today. Which roughly translates to chinese food for lunch. Woot!

Being currently in the position to where even going out to McDonalds is a super treat (give me a break, I have kids) I can definitely relate.

Maw gawd, I know what you mean. 
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: deviant storm on December 08, 2009, 01:08:09 PM
Being warm and dry and not having to go outside during a snowstorm that has closed down the schools all over the area.

We're under a blizzard warning. So there may not be school tomorrow too. I get more time to play Arm today!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Fnord on December 08, 2009, 11:20:19 PM
Delicious red wine. ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: rishenko on December 10, 2009, 11:14:34 AM
Bodily throwing myself like a ballistic missile into large snow dirfts outside the office.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 10, 2009, 11:17:40 AM
Peter Murphy.

Is he an ordinary thing?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on December 10, 2009, 11:26:30 AM
Sexy new clothes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lizzie on December 10, 2009, 11:30:44 AM
My boss either not finding out, or not caring, that I screwed up on something the other day. Moments of ignorance = bliss.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on December 10, 2009, 03:28:53 PM
My legs.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldY2s9fxuPs
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on December 10, 2009, 09:40:54 PM
You know those "wasabi peas" snacks?

They now make Sriracha peas.

Nom.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on December 11, 2009, 12:42:13 PM
Hot cock peas.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Preacher on December 11, 2009, 10:57:47 PM
Three things all at once.

Terry Pratchett for giving me the Discworld to explore.

Trying to get my wife to read any Discworld novel, but she doesn't go for it, and I eventually convince her to let me read Thief of Time to her, and she enjoys it and now we're starting Monstrous Regiment.

Sitting and reading to my wife.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on December 11, 2009, 11:58:22 PM
<edit for posterity>
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on December 12, 2009, 12:14:22 AM
Whoah.  I'll go along with that.  I tried to buy an organ lately.  No dice.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wasteland Raider on December 12, 2009, 12:17:18 AM
I have a couple kidneys for sale, if you're still interested.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aruven on December 13, 2009, 03:27:04 AM
hearing that singular song on the radio you connect with amidst all the other mundane things you hear. You know, the one that makes you either melancholy or want to just fuckign sing every word and scream it. I am drunk.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Spider on December 13, 2009, 03:44:32 AM
Horseradish.

Yesterday, the 12th, was my birthday. Asked for a prime rib dinner. Nothing puts the final finishing touch of great flavor on it like Horseradish.

 ;)
~Den

P.S That goes for kielbasa and kabanasy as well. Ham on hard rolls too(with pickles). Oi... better stop before I drool on my keyboard.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: staggerlee on December 14, 2009, 01:11:51 PM
Working from home when it's -40 out.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Harmonic on December 14, 2009, 02:12:02 PM
Math. Still fascinating to me, these laws of the universe.

I suppose it's how I was taught. Concepts first, these dense, complicated facets of this and that. Then, years later, being taught that there's something static underneath it that controls it all, and how to find answers with it.

Existing in a universe governed by the laws of science and understood through the brilliance of man. Man.. ain't nothin' like it.

Also, UGK.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on December 14, 2009, 05:29:31 PM
I appreciate that my call to form a ridiculous metal band got answered so damn fast. And by all the musical components I'm missing right now, even! But yeah, we'll just have to wait and see...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 14, 2009, 06:05:27 PM
The smell of homemade chicken & rice stew that's been simmering for most of the afternoon, on a snowy winter day. Mmmmmm.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on December 15, 2009, 06:54:33 AM
I woke up in the middle of the night upset about a dream I couldn't remember.  Since then I've been unable to keep my mind of negative thoughts: worries, regrets, indecision...

I figured since I was already up I might as well go to work and get paid.  My only hope is a little distraction and this 20oz cup of French vanilla coffee with French vanilla creamer will shake me out of it.  If not, it's going to be a long day...


EDIT: and apparently I'm so discombobulated that I mixed up this thread with the idle complaints one.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 15, 2009, 05:52:39 PM
When your boss asks you if you can run a data comparison on a source that doesn't normally archive, but since you anticipated this need A YEAR AGO, you can nod firmly and say "Yep, I can do that, I've been hand-archiving that data for a year now, every two weeks."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on December 15, 2009, 11:51:54 PM
Being wine-drunk and laughing until I literally can't stand up. Whew!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on December 16, 2009, 01:06:34 AM
Being wine-drunk and laughing until I literally can't stand up. Whew!

Hell yeah.

My ordinary thing tonight? One-dollar margaritas at this restaurant my friends and I went to. My minor complaint to add to that? Being so full it's sickening, and being -just- too drunk to properly try to play Arm but doing it anyway.

Actually, today was pretty awesome from start to end, so there's that.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on December 16, 2009, 05:17:19 AM
Got an 88 on my biochem board final.

Maybe I'm not retarded, after all.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Only He Stands There on December 16, 2009, 05:20:38 AM
Being wine-drunk and laughing until I literally can't stand up. Whew!

Did you just turtle around on the couch for an hour?

Shadow, put that away.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 18, 2009, 12:11:53 PM
LAURA GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: aruna on December 18, 2009, 01:06:46 PM
Books so good they give me chills.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 18, 2009, 06:17:42 PM
I am going to be on vacation for the first time in a year, starting in two hours, you guys! FIRST IN A WHOLE YEAR! (I had to use all my sick time plus some vacation time earlier this year taking care of my mom and helping deal with her cancer issues.) I AM SO EXCITED!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Harmonic on December 18, 2009, 06:23:25 PM
The prospect of working for the DOD.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on December 18, 2009, 06:25:56 PM
I am going to be on vacation for the first time in a year, starting in two hours, you guys! FIRST IN A WHOLE YEAR! (I had to use all my sick time plus some vacation time earlier this year taking care of my mom and helping deal with her cancer issues.) I AM SO EXCITED!

So, we can expect some better playtimes out of you this week?  Armcation?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 18, 2009, 06:53:12 PM
So, we can expect some better playtimes out of you this week?  Armcation?

Better than, like, the 4 to 6 per day I've been putting in while working  :o   ???

What do you people want, BLOOD?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wasteland Raider on December 18, 2009, 06:59:40 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 18, 2009, 07:03:53 PM
OK.

But you asked for it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: valeria on December 18, 2009, 07:07:09 PM
LAURA GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay!  Congrats.

Today, I appreciate food, and knowing that when I go to bed tonight, I'll probably actually sleep.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 18, 2009, 07:47:49 PM
ALMOST DONE ALMOST DONE

one spreadsheet to go
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on December 18, 2009, 07:57:15 PM
Crunch crunch crunch!!!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on December 18, 2009, 07:59:48 PM
Hot chocolate.  My vacation starts a good 18 hours after Gimf's.  Hopefully her character doesn't die in that timeframe.

...

Who am I kidding.   ::)

Also, I'm really only getting these finals out of the way so I can get my research projects underway/caught up.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 18, 2009, 08:00:09 PM
Done! And I am free, one minute early! (Mostly, except for having to come in 2 days to do those time-sensitive things.)

HOME I GO FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Adhira on December 18, 2009, 08:10:18 PM
I want to break free!

Counting down, just a few more work days to go. Appreciating the fact that I have only 51 minutes left in todays work day.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on December 19, 2009, 04:53:17 AM
I am going to be on vacation for the first time in a year, starting in two hours, you guys! FIRST IN A WHOLE YEAR! (I had to use all my sick time plus some vacation time earlier this year taking care of my mom and helping deal with her cancer issues.) I AM SO EXCITED!

Ur coming to Portland, right?

Also: finals are over.  Drunkity drunk drunk!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on December 19, 2009, 08:43:49 AM
Up and ready to rock.  T-minus 3 hour, 45 minutes.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 24, 2009, 01:42:33 PM
*cries*

</3 Picking on you is how we show that we care.

:) <3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: musashi on December 24, 2009, 02:13:50 PM
*cries*

</3 Picking on you is how we show that we care.

:) <3

That and sending death threats in the mail to your loved ones. It's all love Gimf.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on December 24, 2009, 02:22:13 PM
ArmageddonMUD is the single best roleplaying game on the webs.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Taven on December 24, 2009, 02:39:50 PM
I really like cookies. Cookies aren't ordinary, they're extraordinary!

Sadly, I'm not allowed to eat like any of them, since they're supposed to be gifts.

Hooray for cookie snitching!   :D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: flurry on December 24, 2009, 03:33:14 PM
The NORAD Santa tracking website is too cute.

http://www.noradsanta.org
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on December 24, 2009, 07:18:10 PM
Tracking the locations of my travelling family (on their way here) via google latitude.  What dorks we are.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on December 25, 2009, 12:00:18 AM
ArmageddonMUD is the single best roleplaying game on the webs.

Yeah, I love this game. Even when I can't play it because doing so on Christmas/Xmas Eve would be grounds for my significant other murderizing me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 25, 2009, 12:40:36 AM
Survived visit with extended family. The awful, horrible part of Christmas is over.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on December 27, 2009, 02:08:46 PM
Only two more days until my foreigner gets here.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cutthroat on December 27, 2009, 02:12:28 PM
Only two more days until my foreigner gets here.

Buying foreigners has been illegal for almost two centuries in the US. (unless they are Canadian)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on December 27, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
I appreciate my friends.  Both the real ones and the ones that live inside my computer.  ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on December 28, 2009, 12:40:48 AM
I appreciate that my mom makes me birthday chocolate fudge instead of birthday cake. As kind of a complaint, though, I'm like one cookie away from morbidly obese because of this holiday season.  :-\
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Malken on December 30, 2009, 05:58:43 PM
The "All Nightmare Long" video from Metallica.

You can't go wrong with zombie cats.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on December 30, 2009, 08:50:56 PM
Planting the seed for an Armageddon relapse in someone's head, and then seeing it bloom a week later when they start asking you for character ideas.   ;D

CRACKAGEDDON CRACKAGEDDON!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on December 31, 2009, 06:42:53 PM
Having a kind, generous, sweet, responsible, wonderful sister with whom I can share caring for my mom when she's sick or has an emergency.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 01, 2010, 08:19:20 PM
Today I got to spend time with my mom, my sister, and my best girlfriend at various times--my three most favorite, most awesome women I know IRL.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on January 01, 2010, 08:40:53 PM
Figuring out semi-complicated computer things and having everything work out in the end.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 04, 2010, 11:48:01 AM
Listening to punk and drinking black chai tea really helps power through the routine blah of returning to work after vacation. It's kind of nice to see my coworkers again, too. (They are cool people.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 04, 2010, 03:30:24 PM
Listening to punk and drinking black chai tea really helps power through the routine blah of returning to work after vacation. It's kind of nice to see my coworkers again, too. (They are cool people.)

...You listen to punk?  +1,000 awesomeness points for you, Gimf!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on January 04, 2010, 05:59:28 PM
Tomorrow I get to jam with a real life metal bassist and drummer!!!!!!! I'm so cautiously optimistic about maybe having a band and kicking ass again!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 04, 2010, 06:01:37 PM
My last check from my last job came in, today, right on time to be able to pay some bills I couldn't afford!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: valeria on January 04, 2010, 07:50:26 PM
Cats.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gunnerblaster on January 04, 2010, 07:57:24 PM
Awesome movies.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on January 04, 2010, 08:00:04 PM
Coffee.

Listening to Rishenko unleash so much profanity that it would make a pirate's ears hurt.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 05, 2010, 09:39:31 AM
Cats.

Guys who are cat people.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 05, 2010, 11:27:12 AM
I'm a cat person who is allergic to cats.   :(
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Moofassa on January 06, 2010, 03:24:09 AM
I'm a cat person who is allergic to cats.   :(

Rawr
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 06, 2010, 05:12:12 AM
I appreciate cats, though I in no way think that they're ordinary.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 06, 2010, 03:42:58 PM
Cats are my thing.  *pets one*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: valeria on January 06, 2010, 03:50:31 PM
Cats.

Guys who are cat people.

My boyfriend (yay!).
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 07, 2010, 02:42:15 AM
Got applications for my M.A. in.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 07, 2010, 02:19:09 PM
Diet-friendly Chipotle burrito.

(No cheese, sour cream, corn, quacamole, or chips.)

(And yes, I'm aware those are the best parts... but its still good.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on January 11, 2010, 01:29:38 PM
<giggles hysterically, in a manly fashion>

(This is unrelated to any of the recent posts.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 11, 2010, 01:32:23 PM
<giggles hysterically, in a manly fashion>

(This is unrelated to any of the recent posts.)

:D I know what it is, I know what it is! :D

*also giggles hysterically*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 12, 2010, 04:29:00 PM
Musashi using fifteen plastic drinking straws to build a Superstraw so he can drink beer in the shower.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 12, 2010, 04:42:37 PM
Musashi using fifteen plastic drinking straws to build a Superstraw so he can drink beer in the shower.

I love you guys.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 12, 2010, 04:43:41 PM
Musashi using fifteen plastic drinking straws to build a Superstraw so he can drink beer in the shower.

I wish I'd thought of that...
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 12, 2010, 04:43:51 PM
Musashi using fifteen plastic drinking straws to build a Superstraw so he can drink beer in the shower.

You don't need a superstraw to drink beer in the shower. Just take the beer in the shower with you.  I do it all the time.

Edit to add: How do you keep water from getting in your beer?  Keep it to your lips, obviously.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 13, 2010, 12:39:17 PM
Antibiotics when they are truly needed. (Miraculous.)

Kids' birthdays. Memories of my younger son as a tiny infant. (How is he so big now?)

My mom feeling really physically, mentally, and emotionally good today. (Beating the odds at 3 months past the median survival for her diagnosis.)

A husband who generously, gently, lovingly takes care of me, in sickness and in health. (Undeserved, unearned.)

Being grateful in general.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 13, 2010, 12:41:21 PM
Positivity.  It is an extremely healthy choice.

As opposed to drinking beer in the shower.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mr_Fire on January 13, 2010, 01:29:10 PM
02/04/2008: Various tweaks to Daja, mapped out a slum/rooftop area. (2.0) -- Domino

That's what I'm thankful for.


That's what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on January 13, 2010, 01:32:23 PM
Musashi using fifteen plastic drinking straws to build a Superstraw so he can drink beer in the shower.

You don't need a superstraw to drink beer in the shower. Just take the beer in the shower with you.  I do it all the time.

Edit to add: How do you keep water from getting in your beer?  Keep it to your lips, obviously.

Ahhhhh, college.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 13, 2010, 02:39:57 PM
My supervisor had his sweatpants tucked into his socks.  Academics are so funny.   ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cerelum on January 13, 2010, 03:21:32 PM
My supervisor had his sweatpants tucked into his socks.  Academics are so funny.   ;D
I was at a whole store meeting and one of the guys I worked with came in like that, everyone was like, WTF are you wearing your pants and socks like that for?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 13, 2010, 03:25:21 PM
My supervisor had his sweatpants tucked into his socks.  Academics are so funny.   ;D
I was at a whole store meeting and one of the guys I worked with came in like that, everyone was like, WTF are you wearing your pants and socks like that for?

I think its because he bikes to the campus, and doesn't want to get his sweatpants caught in his chain/cogs thingermajigs (*is bike expert*)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on January 13, 2010, 11:06:31 PM
My supervisor had his sweatpants tucked into his socks.  Academics are so funny.   ;D
I was at a whole store meeting and one of the guys I worked with came in like that, everyone was like, WTF are you wearing your pants and socks like that for?

I think its because he bikes to the campus, and doesn't want to get his sweatpants caught in his chain/cogs thingermajigs (*is bike expert*)

It keeps your pants leg from rubbing against the greasy/oily/rusty chain.  Most folks I see just roll up their damn pants leg or buy one of the little calf/ankle straps.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 14, 2010, 01:49:26 AM
My supervisor had his sweatpants tucked into his socks.  Academics are so funny.   ;D
I was at a whole store meeting and one of the guys I worked with came in like that, everyone was like, WTF are you wearing your pants and socks like that for?

I think its because he bikes to the campus, and doesn't want to get his sweatpants caught in his chain/cogs thingermajigs (*is bike expert*)

It keeps your pants leg from rubbing against the greasy/oily/rusty chain.  Most folks I see just roll up their damn pants leg or buy one of the little calf/ankle straps.

Also known as a "cankle strap."
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: LauraMars on January 14, 2010, 02:09:32 PM
I COOKED FOOD AND IT WAS GOOD.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 14, 2010, 02:33:21 PM
I found out today that I got a surprise subscription to The Skeptical Inquirer (http://www.csicop.org/si/) from a family member for Christmas.  I like it.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: tortall on January 14, 2010, 04:01:41 PM
I lurve me some chicken soup! And straws. Right now straws are AWESOME.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 14, 2010, 05:09:58 PM
Ice cream sandwiches.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 14, 2010, 07:15:49 PM
I lurve me some chicken soup! And straws. Right now straws are AWESOME.

Superstraws are superawesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on January 14, 2010, 07:19:36 PM
getting wasted just after dark (well it was a cloudy day already)

and eating olives out of the jar

with your fingers
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on January 14, 2010, 07:20:49 PM
those olives were fucking delicious, and i'm going back for more
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on January 14, 2010, 07:21:09 PM
How was my fingers, Kronibas?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: BlackMagic0 on January 14, 2010, 07:21:18 PM
Finding a jar of cherries at the back of the fridge, still good.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on January 14, 2010, 07:24:28 PM
Finding a jar of cherries at the back of the fridge, still good.

eat them with your fingers

fuck the man
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: BlackMagic0 on January 14, 2010, 07:25:56 PM
Finding a jar of cherries at the back of the fridge, still good.

eat them with your fingers

fuck the man

Spoons, knives, and forks are for cavemen.
And finger licking good cherries are worth it... plus I drink the juice after I finish the jar. Don't want a spork tainting my cherry juice!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on January 14, 2010, 07:29:37 PM
Finding a jar of cherries at the back of the fridge, still good.

eat them with your fingers

fuck the man

Spoons, knives, and forks are for cavemen.
And finger licking good cherries are worth it... plus I drink the juice after I finish the jar. Don't want a spork tainting my cherry juice!

you and me would get along just fine

mansa, on the other hand... they guy ain't ever so much as ate a pickle from the jar with his fingers

buck the system mansa.  free yourself from the matrix
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Kronibas on January 14, 2010, 07:30:33 PM
Quote
plus I drink the juice after I finish the jar.

that is actually fairly hard core.  you may be out of my league buddy
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 15, 2010, 01:03:48 AM
I appreciate Kronibas.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: brytta.leofa on January 17, 2010, 01:09:21 AM
Squeeeeee, Gim.  Epic squee.

And Fathi, too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 17, 2010, 01:44:09 AM
Squeeeeee, Gim.  Epic squee.

And Fathi, too.

ZOMG SERIOUSLY!?!?!?!?

PM me dude and tell me all about it!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on January 17, 2010, 04:38:37 PM
Self automated customs at the canadian airport
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 17, 2010, 05:05:57 PM
My sister's dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 17, 2010, 05:27:01 PM
My sister's dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s)

FIRST
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bast on January 17, 2010, 06:26:38 PM
No Arm for me this weekend  because I have a ton of my Persian family members in town from Iran :( However I'm currently appreciating the mother load of Shisha they brought me for my Hookah and the huge package of saffron.  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 17, 2010, 06:31:37 PM
No Arm for me this weekend  because I have a ton of my Persian family members in town from Iran :( However I'm currently appreciating the mother load of Shisha they brought me for my Hookah and the huge package of saffron.  ;D

*Envies your hookah.*
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on January 17, 2010, 07:33:17 PM
My sister's dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s)

Your sister's dog has Parkinson's.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bast on January 17, 2010, 09:02:15 PM
No Arm for me this weekend  because I have a ton of my Persian family members in town from Iran :( However I'm currently appreciating the mother load of Shisha they brought me for my Hookah and the huge package of saffron.  ;D

*Envies your hookah.*

Is it wrong that I'm dying to play because were listening to Persian music and eating dates . And I secretly think of spice ever time I smoke out of it ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 17, 2010, 09:13:19 PM
No Arm for me this weekend  because I have a ton of my Persian family members in town from Iran :( However I'm currently appreciating the mother load of Shisha they brought me for my Hookah and the huge package of saffron.  ;D

*Envies your hookah.*

Is it wrong that I'm dying to play because were listening to Persian music and eating dates . And I secretly think of spice ever time I smoke out of it ;)

Well, I usually take my dates out to dinner, not eat them.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: a strange shadow on January 17, 2010, 09:14:48 PM
... so many quips to make, so little time.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: zeia on January 17, 2010, 09:44:21 PM
My sister's dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s)

Your sister's dog has Parkinson's.



Hahahahahahaha Aww bless!
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 17, 2010, 09:50:19 PM
My sister's dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNt74xH47s)

Your sister's dog has Parkinson's.



Hahahahahahaha Aww bless!

It's actually called "Idiopathic Head Tremors", a condition that has become more and more prevalent in Boxers, Bulldogs, and Dobermans.  The exact causes are unknown, but it is typically benign.

Still, I'm probably going to hell for putting that video together and posting it on YouTube.

(Edited to add:  He's not always like that.  It only happens six to eight times a year.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Nile on January 17, 2010, 11:32:56 PM
Smoking weed and playing armageddon while listening to music incredibly loud on rainy days.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 18, 2010, 02:26:55 PM
Teasing my coworker about her notorious perfectionist streak, while I fix up her charts and graphs to look perfect (even though they are not--but only she will know they aren't, which still bothers her!). People are funny, and awesome.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: mansa on January 19, 2010, 03:53:47 PM
People born in 1994 are legal.  (In Canada)
People born in 1992 are legal.  (In USA)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 19, 2010, 03:59:09 PM
...That was a really skeevy thing to post as an "ordinary appreciation," man.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: X-D on January 19, 2010, 04:02:40 PM
The mean age in the US would be 1993 though, many states have the age of consent as 16.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 19, 2010, 05:22:19 PM
The mean age in the US would be 1993 though, many states have the age of consent as 16.

Age of consent or legal drinking age?

Which was mansa talking about?  I thought it was about drinks O.o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cutthroat on January 19, 2010, 05:39:48 PM
The mean age in the US would be 1993 though, many states have the age of consent as 16.
Which was mansa talking about?  I thought it was about drinks O.o

It could still be about drinks, if you have sex with them afterward.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 19, 2010, 07:08:47 PM
The mean age in the US would be 1993 though, many states have the age of consent as 16.
Which was mansa talking about?  I thought it was about drinks O.o

It could still be about drinks, if you have sex with them afterward.

Not during or before?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on January 19, 2010, 07:31:55 PM
I am well versed on age of consent laws.

What's all the hub-bub here?
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 19, 2010, 07:34:55 PM
I am well versed on age of consent laws.

I'll bet you are.  :o
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: X-D on January 20, 2010, 07:03:38 AM
can't the drinking age since that is 21 in this country, which means you had to have been born before whatever the date is today 1989.

glad I made the age 19 drinking age ;)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 20, 2010, 08:10:07 AM
I am well versed on age of consent laws.

As well as how to circumvent them in most cases.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 20, 2010, 10:01:28 AM
can't the drinking age since that is 21 in this country, which means you had to have been born before whatever the date is today 1989.

glad I made the age 19 drinking age ;)

I'm horrible at math..
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: path on January 20, 2010, 09:43:32 PM
I like cats.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 21, 2010, 12:14:43 AM
I like cats.

I do, too.  Else, I wouldn't have three of them.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Wasteland Raider on January 21, 2010, 02:44:22 AM
Playing with the right group of people who make the world just click, who seem to understand how things are supposed to be and how things work in the gameworld.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Zoltan on January 21, 2010, 03:07:13 AM
Playing with the right group of people who make the world just click, who seem to understand how things are supposed to be and how things work in the gameworld.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: racurtne on January 21, 2010, 03:54:56 AM
Playing with the right group of people who make the world just click, who seem to understand how things are supposed to be and how things work in the gameworld.

Agreed. Especially since I'm still new.

Oh, and having people to play with when you are -completely- off peak.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 21, 2010, 11:40:32 AM
Playing with the right group of people who make the world just click, who seem to understand how things are supposed to be and how things work in the gameworld.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Aaron Goulet on January 21, 2010, 02:26:22 PM
Playing with the right group of people who make the world just click, who seem to understand how things are supposed to be and how things work in the gameworld.

...And more cowbell.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 21, 2010, 06:18:19 PM
It's easier to bear being horribly sick when the people you're close to are miserable, too.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 21, 2010, 07:41:19 PM
Naps.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 21, 2010, 08:39:01 PM
Naps.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 22, 2010, 01:17:04 AM
(http://www.swiss-miss.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/youdroppedfood3-thumb-535x535-480x480.jpg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 22, 2010, 01:31:20 PM
<3
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 22, 2010, 01:48:53 PM
Relief is getting your W-2s early, filing your taxes early, and finding out your refund is a lot bigger than you expected, thus being able to cover all your known bills for the next few months, while you job hunt to ensure that any unexpected expenses are covered.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 22, 2010, 07:37:52 PM
Relief is getting your W-2s early, filing your taxes early, and finding out your refund is a lot bigger than you expected, thus being able to cover all your known bills for the next few months, while you job hunt to ensure that any unexpected expenses are covered.

This.  All of this.  But then I would have to tack on the idle complaint of waiting for your refund to get direct-deposited, or your check to come in the mail.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Pale Horse on January 23, 2010, 12:48:02 AM
This.  All of this.  But then I would have to tack on the idle complaint of waiting for your refund to get direct-deposited, or your check to come in the mail.

Well, true, but then, this is the appreciation thread  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 23, 2010, 12:53:53 AM
This.  All of this.  But then I would have to tack on the idle complaint of waiting for your refund to get direct-deposited, or your check to come in the mail.

Well, true, but then, this is the appreciation thread  ;D

Yep.  And that's why I tacked it on in my signature understated style.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gimfalisette on January 25, 2010, 04:16:42 PM
Being asked by a manager (but not my own manager--just someone else Really Important) whether or not it's possible to create "a report like X which we don't already have and which would be really useful," then letting my fingers fly across the data and within the space of two minutes, as he stands at my desk, having exactly what was requested. Because I am just that awesome (and have spent the last 3 years studying our convoluted data systems).

Later, email comes back from the manager: "This is just too cool."

*makes finger-guns and blows across the still-smoking tips, then winks and strolls into the sunset*

Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ourla on January 27, 2010, 04:13:53 PM
Quick!  Rad avatar alert!

(http://img-thumb.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/d6e7c61a160d9d6458ae041cb27d7bc9fbec3643_s.gif)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on January 27, 2010, 09:46:58 PM
Homeopathy.

I have an ear infection. I'm boiling my ear with peroxide 2/day and wearing a sock filled with warmed salt over it to treat it. In less than a day, the swelling is down and the pain is nearly gone.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Yam on January 27, 2010, 09:51:42 PM
Yeah. But you have a sock over your ear.

A fucking sock.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: path on January 27, 2010, 10:32:34 PM
Sure, but the sock is a known quantity. Cannot say the same for many antibiotics.

Also, sock is itself the side effect. Can't say the same for many antibiotics.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: RogueGunslinger on January 27, 2010, 10:54:35 PM
Heh. Aheh... People have some weird ideas about medicine.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Marauder Moe on January 27, 2010, 11:11:10 PM
Finally getting rid of that annoying static I've been hearing from my PC's speakers.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarshallDFX on January 27, 2010, 11:18:19 PM
Homeopathy.

I have an ear infection. I'm boiling my ear with peroxide 2/day and wearing a sock filled with warmed salt over it to treat it. In less than a day, the swelling is down and the pain is nearly gone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBUc_kATGgg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBUc_kATGgg)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: perfecto on January 28, 2010, 02:02:02 AM
You know what I really appreciate? the fact that arm is just words.. words and words and words.. put togeather in a beautiful string, more added everyday mind you... but it will never be anything more than just that.  It forces you to use your imagination and be creative.  It will never add pictures to improove the "quality" of the game.  (Mind you I do have the mug with the races of zalanthas drawn around it, which is bitchen by the way)  You get my point.. I'm just thankful for the simplicity of the game and would like to remind you all because sometimes I think you forget.. this is a GAME.  Let's have some fun.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Winterless on January 28, 2010, 04:06:19 AM
The weather man saying that we are getting a significant accumulation of snow both Friday and Saturday. He NEVER says that. Never. Wewt! I'll be getting out of work!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Bushranger on January 28, 2010, 04:24:14 AM
Sure, but the sock is a known quantity. Cannot say the same for many antibiotics.

Also, sock is itself the side effect. Can't say the same for many antibiotics.

As long as the sock is clean (or else you'll need antibiotics for athletes ear) and not primarily itchy wool.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on January 28, 2010, 06:02:59 AM
The pain and swelling in my ear are completely gone. 18 hours after treatment was started.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunderboots on January 28, 2010, 06:10:30 AM
Just another 2 hours for the side-effects to set in then  ;D
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on January 28, 2010, 06:38:28 AM
I got the side-effects already, actually.

The salt is finer than the weave of the sock. So earlier, when I took a nap, I found out 'how' the shit is supposed to draw the liquid out. It slowly drains into your ear and pulls the infection into it. You wake up not able to hear out that ear, wigging out because you can't hear, then when you rinse your ear out, you get a plug of salt and infection out of it. Once it's rinsed, the pain and infection are mostly gone and you can hear again.

Gonna do the same thing again today though, just to make sure I didn't only get it like half-gone. As I've managed to do that before.

Something else which works for an ear infection, although not nearly as quick, and also rather smelly:
 Buy a jar of minced garlic and strain the garlic from the juice. Keep your ear filled with garlic juice and use a cotton ball to hold it in. It stings like fire and it takes 1-2 weeks to fully work.

(I've been prone to constant ear infections since I was 6.)
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunderboots on January 28, 2010, 06:55:39 AM
Ouch, doesn't sound fun, I don't really get ill very often so I sort of forget how annoying it can be, though I caught swine flu or something recently which kind of reminded me.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Synthesis on January 28, 2010, 07:20:43 AM
Homeopathy.

I have an ear infection. I'm boiling my ear with peroxide 2/day and wearing a sock filled with warmed salt over it to treat it. In less than a day, the swelling is down and the pain is nearly gone.

That's not homeopathy.  That's a "home remedy" based on, y'know, actual science and stuff.  I.e. most anaerobic bacteria and Streptococcus spp don't have peroxidase enzymes (e.g. catalase (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalase)) that can break down hydrogen peroxide, so they die from massive exposure to superoxide anions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superoxide_anion).

As far is the sock is concerned, uh...you could probably do without it, but if it feels good, why not?  Supposedly it's to "draw fluid" out of your ear, but your epidermis is largely impermeable to water, so unless you've got actual exudate oozing out of your ear, it (the heat, not the salt) is probably doing little more than increasing local vasodilation, which probably helps things like complement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complement_system) and misc. leukocytes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukocytes) gain access to the area.  (Edit:  well...unless you actually stick a salt plug IN your ear and it starts drawing water across the tympanic membrane.  Which, you know, is highly ill-advised.  The salt-in-a-sock thing is supposed to be done with ROCK salt precisely so the stuff doesn't get into your ear canal.)

Homeopathy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy) is, as they say in France, bullshit.

I got the side-effects already, actually.

The salt is finer than the weave of the sock. So earlier, when I took a nap, I found out 'how' the shit is supposed to draw the liquid out. It slowly drains into your ear and pulls the infection into it. You wake up not able to hear out that ear, wigging out because you can't hear, then when you rinse your ear out, you get a plug of salt and infection out of it. Once it's rinsed, the pain and infection are mostly gone and you can hear again.

Gonna do the same thing again today though, just to make sure I didn't only get it like half-gone. As I've managed to do that before.

Something else which works for an ear infection, although not nearly as quick, and also rather smelly:
 Buy a jar of minced garlic and strain the garlic from the juice. Keep your ear filled with garlic juice and use a cotton ball to hold it in. It stings like fire and it takes 1-2 weeks to fully work.

(I've been prone to constant ear infections since I was 6.)

Salt is not "pulling infection from your ear."  If it is, I will burn my bachelor's degree in biology.

Oh, hay, here's an explanation:  http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=3703  Explanation begins ~ 15:00.  I guess the salt could decrease the partial pressure of vaporized water in your ear canal, which would lead to a little more gaseous diffusion of vaporized water out of the middle ear...but I mean...come on, that's got to be a pretty slow process.

Of course, packing your ear with ground salt probably expedites the process greatly, but DON'T EVER DO THAT AGAIN PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF HIPPOCRATES.
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thunderboots on January 28, 2010, 07:23:27 AM
He he he, someone's been doing there research... hope I learn some of this stuff when I go off to uni
Title: Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on January 28, 2010, 07:32:58 AM