What made your day today?

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Re: What made your day today?

#4061 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:36 am

creep wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:00 pm
found one of these on the side of the road today. it works great. i was just thinking about getting a new blower. no one posted anything about losing one so... :noclue:

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I hate goddamned leaf blowers. It's the lazy man's broom, haha. My neighbor uses one every day to blow off his driveway at about 7am like clockwork, the dirt and dust inevitably settling on my cars.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4062 Post by mockbee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:46 am

Yeah, when I saw that photo I wanted to get a baseball bat and demolish it piñata style.... :balls:

Oh, BTW Creep...uh...I lost a leaf blows off the back of my truck in CA...so, ..yeah...lets figure out a way to return it....:lol: :dunce:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4063 Post by kv » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:03 pm

My mom catching a last minute cancellation and getting her vaccine today :aoa:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4064 Post by Artemis » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:27 pm

kv wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:03 pm
My mom catching a last minute cancellation and getting her vaccine today :aoa:
Good news, kv! :aoa:
I don't know when my mother can get one. She still lives in her house, not in a long-term care home. The vaccine roll out here could be much better.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4065 Post by Artemis » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:29 pm

I bought some delightful, yellow tulips today. #selfcare

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Re: What made your day today?

#4066 Post by crater » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:40 am

As of yesterday I have lost 81 pounds.

Decades of depression has been a motherfucker, but this time spent sheltering has been good for me.

I'm still 19 pounds away from my goal weight. The finish line is in sight now though :rockon:

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#4067 Post by mockbee » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:59 am

Congrats Crater! :rockon:

I have no idea what it's like to watch my weight...
Well I am damn skinny and have eaten like a horse since I was a kid but never gained weight, same with my uncles.
What I really have to watch is my cholesterol, meaning limiting my favorite food, Ice Cream.... :sad:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4068 Post by SR » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:03 am

crater wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:40 am
As of yesterday I have lost 81 pounds.

Decades of depression has been a motherfucker, but this time spent sheltering has been good for me.

I'm still 19 pounds away from my goal weight. The finish line is in sight now though :rockon:
Just. Fucking. Awesome. :cool: :tiphat: :rockon:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4069 Post by kv » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:36 am

:drink: that's rad....someone used the time for good...love it

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Re: What made your day today?

#4070 Post by Artemis » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:44 am

Congrats, Crater! Great accomplishment and huge boost to confidence and overall wellness. Good for you! Treat yourself to something nice like some new jeans . :rockon: :thumb: :cool:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4071 Post by mockbee » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:40 am

What a great day yesterday! :rockon:

It was a crisp, clear and cold day, odd for late March, and it had just snowed in the mountains, so I took a trip to snowshoe partway up Hood. It just took 2-3 hours to get up the mountain from the highway, and then about 30 minutes to get down... :hehe:
I've only done snowshoe a couple times, but man, I think I am hooked! This COVID time and less work has really got me out and about this last year on my boots and kayak as well... it's been awesome.

Here's some photos:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4072 Post by Artemis » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:18 pm

Stunning photos, mockbee. :cool:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4073 Post by trevor ayer » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:48 pm

yeah kickass photos dude! livin the life ...

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Re: What made your day today?

#4074 Post by mockbee » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:03 am

thanks. :tiphat: I thought they turned out phenomenol as well, and really represented the experience so I wanted to share. :wave:

Its really a trip to try something brand new with no expectations and see where it takes you. I got some snowshoes at a secondhand store for $30 and used my ski poles (haven't been skiing in over a decade - too expensive for the experience....and waaaaay to many people ) and just found a known trail that I suspected would garner good views. I kept going and going and going up till It didn't seem prudent to go any further. I actually got up to the exposed rock escarpment ridge, under cloud cover, 3/4 the way up the 2nd photo. Made sure I took basic precautions, checked weather forecast, had rope and ice axe, never travelled under/near sketchy cornices, made sure if I were to fall off the ridge that I would generally slide hundreds of feet into a heap at the bottom of a gully that I could hike out of, let somebody know where I was going and kept track of time. Only thing I forgot was sunscreen. Now my face is completely cheeto orange with a pasty white stripe across my forehead where my bandana headband was.... :lol:

Third time trying snowshoeing...what a rush.....

Waiting for people, promotions, money, approval, appropriateness, or inspirational feelings is a waste of time. We all have our own dramas we are dealing with.....no sense in having someone else's drama dictate your life. Whenever you can, get some gumption, take some basic precautions and just go!
Whatever it is you've been day dreaming about...

:rockon:
:thumb:
:cheers:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4075 Post by Artemis » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:20 am

Very inspirational words. :cheers: :rockon:


I just read this story about a cat called Gary who loves to ski , paddle and "meowtaneer". This is the cat for you, mock! :lol:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... MC89F2X8qA

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