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Three things I am really quite happy about

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Nirvanam
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#101 Post by Nirvanam » July 27th, 2010, 8:24 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Marian wrote:I did my first motorcycle ride in rush hour traffic yesterday evening. I rode 4 major roads and survived!
I rode back over those 4 main roads at night to get home
I accomplished what I set out to do. :)
woo hoo!!!!! I remember when I was learning to ride the motorbike, I'd sneak my dad's bike out in the night and our apartment was right by the highway at the edge of the city in Pune. The first time I took it out, I froze when I saw a huge monster truck coming my way...lol!

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#102 Post by Marian » July 28th, 2010, 3:13 am

Nirvanam wrote:woo hoo!!!!! I remember when I was learning to ride the motorbike, I'd sneak my dad's bike out in the night and our apartment was right by the highway at the edge of the city in Pune. The first time I took it out, I froze when I saw a huge monster truck coming my way...lol!
On the highway? Are you crazy? :D How did your dad not hear you? (As a teenager, I used to steal my dad's Mustang at least until I nearly killed myself by skidding into the opposite lane of traffic...talk about stoooopid :laughter: )

Kittens are mega-cute! Has your neighbor thought about getting the 'mom' fixed?

sorry, :offtopic:
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#103 Post by Nirvanam » July 28th, 2010, 11:05 am

Marian wrote:On the highway? Are you crazy? :D How did your dad not hear you?
Our flat was on the third floor, and on top of that our apartment was facing the highway so the noise of the trucks and other vehicles would've made it difficult. But he could've seen me take the bike out coz my parents' bedroom window was facing the highway...lol!
Marian wrote:Kittens are mega-cute! Has your neighbor thought about getting the 'mom' fixed?

sorry, :offtopic:
See in India cats are not the kind of pets like dogs are...you know like you have different breeds of dogs and all. Cats are basically stray here, and each cat has its territory which would be like a couple of streets typically. The cat kinda belongs to all the ppl on the street, rather the cat chooses which families will be its human friends...lol! The family she is most attached to, she normally litters in their house. So this cat, when she was a kitten, she and her brother were with me...then when they became like 10-12 yr old kids kinds, the boy started to venture out. The girl was very timid then so she would be very scared. Since I'd be at the office the whole day I asked my neighbors' kids to take care of them during the day...then one day the boy was attacked by a dog and he died :boohoo: Since then the girl has been with them and now she is pregnant! Damn she is not even out of her teens man...Last October they were born....ggggrrrrrrrrrr...Teen pregnancies are not just human problems after all!

Neutering cats is not required as such...the fact that there are too many stray dogs in Bangalore basically keeps the cat population down :sad: Normally the cat's chosen "owner" will typically leave a small window open at night so she can come in and go out...cats can't be inside the house at night...lol! They have to hunt.

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#104 Post by Lifelinking » July 28th, 2010, 6:46 pm

1. Catalonia has banned Bullfighting
2. My brother and his family are coming up next week to see us.
3. We will be motorcycling!

Nirvanam, those were great posts. :wink:
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#105 Post by Marian » July 28th, 2010, 7:19 pm

Nirvanam wrote:Our flat was on the third floor, and on top of that our apartment was facing the highway so the noise of the trucks and other vehicles would've made it difficult. But he could've seen me take the bike out coz my parents' bedroom window was facing the highway...lol!
Here, most apt. buildings are 18 stories high and my parent's window faced the complete opposite direction so I was safe that way. But I am almost sure he must have known or suspected as he started keeping a mileage record...

Nirvanam wrote: Since I'd be at the office the whole day I asked my neighbors' kids to take care of them during the day...then one day the boy was attacked by a dog and he died :boohoo: Since then the girl has been with them and now she is pregnant! Damn she is not even out of her teens man...Last October they were born....ggggrrrrrrrrrr...Teen pregnancies are not just human problems after all!

Sorry about the boy cat. Hugs! Poor girl cat. It just goes to show you what happens when babies raise babies. :wink:
Nirvanam wrote: Normally the cat's chosen "owner" will typically leave a small window open at night so she can come in and go out...cats can't be inside the house at night...lol! They have to hunt.
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Veterenarians over here encourage people to keep their cats indoors so they don't catch nasty stuff like Feline Leukemia but hardly anyone listens. My cats stay indoors though. No hunting for them! I do make sure to play with them often though.

Oh yeah, 3 things:
Curtis Jr chose a helmet for himself as he wants to ride with me
Jr is going to brush Pepper's (dog) teeth
Planning a motorcycle ride overnight possibly
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#106 Post by Nirvanam » July 29th, 2010, 11:53 pm

Lifelinking wrote:Nirvanam, those were great posts. :wink:
Thanks Life!
Lifelinking wrote:1. Catalonia has banned Bullfighting
This was an amazing one actually!
2. Sachin scored a double hundred, his 48th century today!
3. Heard my ex's 4 month old son's voice, over the phone, the very first time

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#107 Post by Lifelinking » July 31st, 2010, 3:55 pm

Cool.


1. Seeing my daughter back home (she was staying with friends)
2. Trees
3. Health
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#108 Post by CurtisB » August 3rd, 2010, 7:11 pm

I feel that I'm making headway on personal goals
I feel I'm growing as a person (and not just wider)
I have 3 weeks left in my co-op / I start my college program again after a nine-month hiatus for co-ops!
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#109 Post by Nirvanam » August 8th, 2010, 9:34 am

1. One kitten survived
2. India beat SL and retain the number 1 rank (cricket)
3. Beautiful white cotton balls in the bright blue sky after a downpour last night

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#110 Post by jamesjones950 » August 10th, 2010, 9:28 pm

1) I'm self-employed
2) I live in Harrogate
3) I'm not complacent

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#111 Post by jaywhat » August 11th, 2010, 7:09 am

1 - I am retired
2 - I live in Huddersfield
3 - I am not obviously complacent



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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#112 Post by Dave B » August 11th, 2010, 5:40 pm

1 I am retired.
2 I have no more bosses.
3 I can do those things I want when I want (mostly)
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#113 Post by Marian » August 12th, 2010, 12:13 am

I took the bike on the highway
I didn't crash
I got my Ballistics trousers with armor in the knees
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#114 Post by Lifelinking » August 13th, 2010, 11:49 am

:D

1. We had a glorious coastal cliff walk yesterday
2. My daughter had a great birthday
3. I am drinking coffee and looking out over a beautiful sea view
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#115 Post by jaywhat » August 13th, 2010, 1:39 pm

1) I have fitted Dora's new 'Sureflap' and it works just like they said it would. The first time she went out it set itself and remembered her microchip number and when she wanted to come back it just opened for her. She will never have to wear a collar again.

2) Ninny had just bought me a huge bag of real treacle toffees.

3) I am eating a treacle toffee.

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#116 Post by Nick » August 13th, 2010, 4:43 pm

I am not a number! I'm a free cat!

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#117 Post by Dave B » August 14th, 2010, 6:10 pm

I am looking forward this evening to:

A bottle of Bordeaux vino

A peperoni pizza

Sharing the above two with my friend, Carole.
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#118 Post by jamesjones950 » August 14th, 2010, 9:36 pm

good one, Dave, the simplest pleasures are the best, viz:

A king prawn curry from the best local takeaway
A bottle of Long Slim Chile red
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#119 Post by Gottard » August 14th, 2010, 10:26 pm

1) The government is about to fall
2) Their quarrelling is a rare opportunity for us citizens to get some glimmers of truth
3) Some of their rogueries are falling under the judicial axe
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#120 Post by Dave B » August 14th, 2010, 10:28 pm

Dave B wrote:I am looking forward this evening to:

A bottle of Bordeaux vino

A peperoni pizza

Sharing the above two with my friend, Carole.
Update:
The wine was great, the pizza tasty, the company good.

The first video (borrowed from the library) was duff; the second video, (borrowed from a friend) had subtitles so small Carole could not read them.

The third video (bought from Tescos because I know Carole likes him) was a Shaun the Sheep one. Haven't laughed so much for a long time!
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#121 Post by Nick » August 15th, 2010, 1:57 am

So glad you were prepared to work the percentages with the videos. :D Pizza and red wine can generally be relied upon; videos, less so. I call that good planning. :thumbsup:

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