Happy Thoughts

Originally a happy thought, and still one I suppose, but with a surprising twist. My link is from an April 2023 report. The story showed up in my Apple News feed today, reported by Buzznet on Feb 7, 2024. It’s about a Doberman, who was rescued only 4 days before he was due to be put down for an aggressive past. 4 days after adoption, he saved the rescue family’s baby from a poisonous snake, being bitten and nearly dying in the process.

So what’s the surprising twist:

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Not mentioned by Buzznet, the incident is from 2007

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Found out what kind of coffee I like today: Blondie, iced, extra sweet.

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i don’t know, but I suspect underwriters HATE that we will know it

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A nice hot relaxing Epsom salt bath makes everything better!

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Managed to get tickets to the nicest Carnival ball (Belmond Copacabana Palace Magic Ball) in Rio for tomorrow so that I can take the wife out kid-free for a nice black-tie formal evening.

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Daughter brushed the snow off my car this morning.

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  1. Took a walk this afternoon; sunny and about 15C!!! :sunglasses:
  2. 10 kg bag of AP flour on sale for $12: I bought 2 - AT THE SAME TIME!!!
  3. Enjoying a fresh cheese danish from the Polish deli. So gooooood!!! :yum:

ETA: 4. Cashed in some sbux stars for a bag of beans!!!

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My husband buys some scented Epsom salt off Amazon. He likes the eucalyptus one, but I’m partial to the rosemary and mint one.

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Hadn’t heard about that before. Jackie Robinson gets so much press (and got far more severe abuse than that, but I’m not sure about issues with his teammates).

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the first (and only, for a bit) on every team likely had it super shitty

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Jackie Robinson certainly had issues with (some of) his teammates too. I imagine that a lot of black players did in the early days of integration.

It’s so weird, but nice, being in a healthy relationship.

I screw something up, am profusely apologetic and he… accepts my apology and we both move on and have a super fantastic rest of the weekend. What? That can happen?!?!?! No pouting and sulking for 3 months???

I thought only the guy was allowed to have imperfections. I didn’t realize that I was permitted to have shortcomings too. (OK, not really, but basically every relationship I’ve ever been in has felt that way.)

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your happy thought made me sad. I am so happy you feel appreciated, i am sad that it took to this point in your life to understand that is how life should be.

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I’m in home depot and run into this short asian woman who says hello. I’m like, where in heck do I know you from? I know here, but cannot place her.
She runs the gas station in town. If she’d have said HELLOHOWYOUTODAAAAAY? I’d have pinned her down immediately.
Anyway, had quite a fun conversation. I asked her about her boys because I know they hated living in this small town. Two are optometrists. One’s working in Japan. The last one’s at home hoping to be a professional gamer. I said she must be quite proud. Turns out, not so much lol. No idea what she was expecting.
Anyway, it was a fun time having a chat. When I go to the gas station conversations are far more brief.

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the third one’s life choice is probably not one many moms would be happy about, unless they were extremely successful at it already.

Yeah, but I got the impression none of them had lived up to expectations. Optometrists? Not good enough?

I would say that I understood it’s how things should be… it’s just never how they actually were. I probably normalized and tolerated too much in past relationships.

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My coffee has taste again!

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:coffee:
Cheers!

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