Small Pleasures

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Small Pleasures

Postby Bal » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:59 pm

Educating friends that aren't aware that the MASH theme has lyrics.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Mothra » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:43 pm

My friend from New Zealand just let slip today that her hometown is called, I shit you not, "Woolston"

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Brentai » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:23 pm

My car is now fully paid off.
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Cthulhu-chan » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:50 am

having a paid off car is pretty nice.

especially if it's not a clunker/piece of shit
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Niku » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:41 am

It's nice not having whatever gene runs in my family that makes them immediately want to get a new car whenever they pay off the last one.
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Brentai » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:08 pm

The only reason I don't is because there aren't a lot of cars that I like more than the one I already have.
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Thad » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:03 pm

Yeah, I don't get that.

I mean, my wife bought a new car right after she paid off the last one, but that wasn't because she wanted to, it was because the transmission was going south and she was looking at paying a shitload of money either way.

I'm still on my first car (one of many reasons security questions are terrible); I've had it for just over 8 years and have been surprised as hell it's lasted this long and has never had any major issues -- I mean, I had a tire tread come off a few months ago, and just had to replace my brakes, but that's wear and tear stuff; I've never had a serious issue. All the more impressive given that the car was totaled before I got it. (We have a family friend who does body work -- and body damage was the only thing wrong with it -- who bought it, fixed it up, and offered me a good deal on it.)

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby François » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:02 am

I wasn't too entirely surprised when the '77 Chevelle Malibu I first drove lasted 25 years. What did surprise me is that the '92 Mercury Tracer my brother and I inherited from my grandfather lasted 21, despite spending a few seasons unsheltered, unused and unmaintained in a driveway before we got it and how my brother essentially stopped all upkeep for the final four years. And even then, the only reason he got rid of it was because the local police didn't take kindly to him not bothering to fix a deep dent in the passenger side door (an idiot rammed him in a parking lot) and forced him to take it off the road. If it wasn't for that it'd probably still be ticking.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Silversong » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:52 pm

I just quickly completed an obnoxious task at work by utilizing years of puzzle/adventure gaming skills.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby TA » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:15 pm

Well, details.
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Classic » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:20 pm

There's no cats missing clumps of fur, are there?

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:41 pm

It's not every day you have a fresh-baked pastry on hand to deal with a yeti problem.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Brentai » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:03 pm

Not if you keep eating them, you fat piece of shit.
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Classic » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:46 pm

You oughtta have more protein in your diet anyway.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Brentai » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:06 pm

Holy shit I have no from-home work to do tonight.
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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Classic » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:08 am

Going to replay King's Quest 5?

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Silversong » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:03 am

Went shopping with a friend and bought some goop that makes my hair smell like jasmine tea and a pretty unmentionable. The store with the hair goop was playing a song from Katamari.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:11 am

The best job I ever had was the summer before my last year of college. I worked at USGS in Flagstaff, on the astrogeology team.

More specifically, I worked (in a pretty limited capacity, you understand) on the software they used to process images coming back from outer space.

And I worked there right as Cassini went into orbit around Saturn.

Now, I was just an undergrad working a summer job. I didn't do anything amazing (I worked on makefiles to get the code to compile cleanly on multiple platforms), and I doubt very much that any of my code is still in the software a decade later.

But still, any time I'm skimming headlines and see "Cassini" in there, I stop what I'm doing and pull up the article. It makes me smile, to think that I was a small part of this.

And so, the latest from Cassini, via Ars: there are bright spots in the rings that may be a moon being created, or one being destroyed.

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Re: Small Pleasures

Postby Classic » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:55 am

I feel like I need a portmanteau of Illuminati and tumblr or twitter.

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