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Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:54 pm

This doesn't really belong in the "Things I Love" thread. It's not that big a deal. So instead, because it's not a big deal, I'll make a whole new thread for it.

I found the leather protector I've been looking for for two weeks! Now I can protect my boots!
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Postby Luet » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:01 pm

Discount macarons from an Amazon local deal. And they're good too!
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Re: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

Postby LilBee91 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:22 pm

This could be a personal triumph as well, but I like this thread idea.

I stopped filling my gas tank at $33.00. The best part? I beat the ever challenging .99 to do so.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:44 pm

Watched Brave with my mum. :kisses:
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Re: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

Postby Tiny genius » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:00 am

Phone numbers. Nice ones, that is. Some numerical sequences are just plain ugly.

Also, making a mug of coffee in total darkness that tastes decent and without spilling anything. Part of my campaign not to rely on my diminishing sight.
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Postby starlooker » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:57 pm

I actually remember my Department of Ed PIN. I am awesome.

Also, see there? I successfully fought off the urge to write "PIN number."
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:52 pm

Jeebsy posting. :)
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Postby thoughtreader » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:13 pm

Jeebsy posting. :)
Ditto!

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Re: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

Postby Mich » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:22 pm

When people I like have AMAs on reddit, and they're funny and fun people.

Specifically Dante Basco, aka Rufio and Prince Zuko, whose AMA made me a little too happy this afternoon. Irrationally, you might say.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:28 pm

Curry.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:03 am

Girl Scout cookies
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Re: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:07 pm

Making funny faces at small children in public. Preferably without their parents noticing.

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Postby Luet » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:14 pm

Yes!
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Postby Mich » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:17 pm

Making funny faces at small children in public. Preferably without their parents noticing.
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:07 pm

I love making faces at babies while at work! Only when the parents aren't looking though : )
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Postby buckshot » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 am

My 3 yr old Grandson Luke was following me around my workshop asking questions today, a lot of them. The kid was walking past me and tripped over a crack in the concrete or something and landed on his ass with a thud. He gets up brushes himself off and looks up at me and says "great now I have brain damage"! I laughed my ass off! Kids are just something else!

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Postby Luet » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:58 pm

Finally throwing up. I know that makes no sense but I've been horribly nauseated for five hours and I finally threw up all the lentil soup I ate for lunch and I feel a million times better.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:29 pm

I successfully moved the dried, year-old flowers from work to the apartment without losing anything in the walk from the library to the train or the train to the apartment. :mrgreen: They were from my parents when I first got here and will match the colors in the new place (which I didn't know when I decided to keep them...but hey, I'll take it), so I am really glad to not have lost them to wind or dropping.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:28 pm

Keys to the new place! Keys to the new place! :frolic:
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Postby LilBee91 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:14 pm

I probably don't need to request this, knowing you, but I want more pictures once you get all settled.

Happy day!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:11 pm

Pictures will pop up somewhere in a few days. :)
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:41 am

This may make me a bad person, but Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the Oscars made me way happier than it should have. It would be impossible to walk up stairs in those dresses and I love that she just went with it. Not that she had much of a choice, but still. Can't help but love her.
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Postby TerresaWiggin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:37 pm

I know that made me really happy as well, there is actually a part online with an interview where the reporter asks Jennifer if she is always that tall and Jennifer tells her that she is wearing really high heels. On the other hand she did look amazing in that dress.

Another thing that made me irrationally happy is ITS RAINING no mile tomorrow!!! I am jumping for joy. (no literally I no longer have to worry about tiring myself out.)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:07 pm

The ATM where I (rarely) deposit checks allows you to print a copy of the deposited check on your receipt. It's tiny, so you'd need either really good eyes or a magnifying glass to see it in detail but...it's right there, all little, for you to have.

See where this is irrational? :mrgreen:
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Postby Petra456 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:31 pm

All of our ATMs around here do that, which I love. I don't know why but I have this irrational fear of the ATM taking the check and it getting lost. I hold onto the receipt for a least a couple of days.
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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:01 pm

That sounds amazing. I never put checks in ATMs.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:29 am

I still haven't bought the bullet and used the whole "just take a picture of your check and we'll deposit it for you" feature I have. I keep meaning to, but it's just... different. What do you mean I don't have to drive to the bank?!

I've never heard of the "print a copy of the check on the receipt" feature before, though. That sounds pretty cool.
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Postby thoughtreader » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:53 am

My bank (USAA) doesn't really have branches, I mean I've heard thy have them somewhere but not anywhere close to the three places I've lived while being a member. So I just scan my checks with my scanner at home and deposit them online. I don't even have to put on pants to "go to the bank". I hear I can also go to a UPS store and they will deposit a check right to my account using my debit card, but then I'd have to leave the house and put on pants so i just stick with the scanner :)

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Re: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

Postby steph » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:19 pm

I have never deposited a check in the ATM. Seems scary to me! I've always had a branch with easy access, so I usually hit the drive through. Right now, there is a mini-branch inside my grocery store, which is super handy. I did sign up to be able to deposit from a picture on my phone, but the charge $0.50 for each deposit. And I didn't want to mess up the deposit of Tyler's space camp money, so I took it straight to the bank myself!

A tini-mini check sounds cool, though. I bet you could do some cool art project with them...
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm

I'm like Teresa; I bank with a military/government run credit union so there are never branches anywhere near me. No, that's not true. In AZ there was one. But here, it would be an ordeal and I have no access to get on base anyway so I have to use ATMs in the network but that belong to other banks.

I typically don't have checks to deposit, since my paychecks are direct deposit but I got my security deposit from the old place back and a credit from the internet company, so I had to find somewhere to deposit.

I just thought, for records purposes it was really cool. I always get nervous using ATMs for anything other than pulling money, so this was nice reassurance.
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Postby starlooker » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:05 pm

Our major jump drive went through the washer and dryer and STILL WORKS!
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Postby steph » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:10 pm

Yay!! That's awesome!

Mine: Kirsten posting!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:28 pm

I know I've mentioned this somewhere but mail of the personal variety, whether it's a letter or a package, make me irrationally happy.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:37 am

Finding pennies on the ground. When I was without a job in 2008, I used to give all the money I found to my mom and would tell her I'd catch up on the rent I owed her eventually. I still call it finding rent money when I see pennies on the ground and that makes me happy for some silly reason.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:55 am

Alea's posting spree. You've been missed, Ewok! :mrgreen:
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