'Random happy stuff that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 31

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  • Psychotext 30 Apr 2012 23:23:12 56,979 posts
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    Megapocalypse wrote:
    I have Encona as well. :D
    Encona is lovely, but as an option, try Frank's Hot Sauce. Gorgeous for dipping.
  • PhoenixFlames 1 May 2012 07:41:45 9,261 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Ah but having a mortgage makes it quite hard to just take off around the world if you want to. Security vs freedom.
    Yeah, I'm always just taking off around the world ;-)

    If you want to do that you have a couple of options:

    1. Overpay the mortgage and request a mortgage break (Nationwide let you do this)
    2. Rent it yourself.
  • localnotail 1 May 2012 10:05:14 23,084 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    localnotail wrote:
    Ah but having a mortgage makes it quite hard to just take off around the world if you want to. Security vs freedom.
    Yeah, I'm always just taking off around the world ;-)

    If you want to do that you have a couple of options:

    1. Overpay the mortgage and request a mortgage break (Nationwide let you do this)
    2. Rent it yourself.
    1. needs money which probably means no travelling
    2. needs finding good tenants / trust in strangers

    I will miss knowing that I could just give notice on a rented place, ditch my belongings around friends and family and wander off if I fancied it, but I think I've done enough of that and it's time to settle. Having said that, the surveyor is currently walking around the house and making teeth-sucking mechanic noises about things like pointing. So, I'm definitely not feeling quite so happy about becoming a home-owner right now. The money pit is yawning.
  • localnotail 28 May 2012 14:01:08 23,084 posts
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    Signed contracts on the house this morning, should be ours by Friday. Finally we get to banish the magnolia and rip up the nasty rental carpets.
  • Bremenacht 28 May 2012 15:20:26 21,401 posts
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    Your nesting days have begun!
  • localnotail 28 May 2012 15:23:08 23,084 posts
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    :) I was starting to get worried that there would be nowhere to lay my egg sacs.
  • RichDC 29 May 2012 08:54:19 5,910 posts
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    Just been told I'm an uncle as of this morning! :D
  • AcidSnake 29 May 2012 08:55:56 7,387 posts
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    Congrats!
  • guts 12 Jun 2012 11:44:14 1,690 posts
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    Today I had to send the following e.mail to all our staff, at all our depots. It made me very happy. Especially as my knob head manager isn't in today so he will be the last to find out, and it will only be via e.mail. HAHA, sucker...

    'Hello folks, as of Thursday I shall be returning to the workshop permanantly to concentrate on the hire fleet maintanence, in house repairs and PDI's so will not be available for general spares, hire or outsourced repair enquiries.
    Thanks,
    [superglue] Stu'
  • X201 12 Jun 2012 12:29:40 16,381 posts
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    It was a pain in the bum the first time it happened many years ago, and it hasn't occurred much in the last few years, but I've just had a user on with the old "Outlook 99 attachments" bug, and was quite happy have to solve it again.

    :)
  • Salaman 12 Jun 2012 13:46:07 20,251 posts
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    guts wrote:
    Today I had to send the following e.mail to all our staff, at all our depots. It made me very happy. Especially as my knob head manager isn't in today so he will be the last to find out, and it will only be via e.mail. HAHA, sucker...

    'Hello folks, as of Thursday I shall be returning to the workshop permanantly to concentrate on the hire fleet maintanence, in house repairs and PDI's so will not be available for general spares, hire or outsourced repair enquiries.
    Thanks,
    [superglue] Stu'
    Maybe you should've spell checked it? ;-)

    Have fun back in the shop!
  • Mageme 26 Jun 2012 15:30:23 2,060 posts
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    It's been so hot and stuffy in the office this afternoon, the secretary's just gone out and bought us all some ice lollies! Nice!
  • mrpon 26 Jun 2012 15:35:15 30,269 posts
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    I'm picturing that scene from Kingpin, with Vanessa Angel.
  • RichDC 26 Jun 2012 15:43:26 5,910 posts
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    Ha! Probably a bit stupid on my part for not picking up their mistake sooner, but just had a conversation with the student loans company after querying some recent payments and it turns out they owe me around 2500! :D
  • X201 14 Aug 2012 08:43:25 16,381 posts
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    To make those who listened to Radio 4 this morning smile again...

    "Would you be happy with 15%? Its a perfectly simple question."


    :)

    Edited by X201 at 08:44:09 14-08-2012
  • Elathron 14 Aug 2012 09:39:52 1,189 posts
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    Aargh hasn't posted anything in a while. This is my good news :D
  • X201 19 Sep 2012 11:56:05 16,381 posts
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    I've finally got my original gamertag back from Microsoft \o/
  • monkeyspasm 19 Sep 2012 11:59:51 2,849 posts
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    We pick up our new puppy (named Alan) on Friday! \o/

    Edited by monkeyspasm at 12:00:02 19-09-2012
  • L_Franko Moderator 19 Sep 2012 12:05:51 9,695 posts
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    I'll be on a plane heading to my holiday this time next week. Can't bloody wait!
  • RyanDS 19 Sep 2012 12:49:02 10,543 posts
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    Just booked flights to South Africa along with car hire.

    Haven't been home in 10 years so insanely excited!
  • oceanmotion 19 Sep 2012 13:30:35 16,344 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    I've finally got my original gamertag back from Microsoft \o/
    Ooh, how did you manage that? Mine is still dead.

    Got a free coffee for catching the waitress as she slipped at lunch. Spiderman/Mary Jane moment :D
  • mrpon 19 Sep 2012 13:37:16 30,269 posts
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    Cheeky feel?
  • X201 19 Sep 2012 15:09:56 16,381 posts
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    @oceanmotion

    Last week MS sent out an Xbox Account security email to everyone. They sent me two, one to my new Gamertag, and one to my old one (Which was a shock). That gave me the email address that was associated with my old gamertag, I'd managed to associate two tags with one email address some how, but I couldn't log into the first one as it hadn't got a unique Live account tied to it due to MS expiring the hotmail account that it was tied to.

    I hadn't realised that I'd used an existing address with the account, as well as the hotmail address. So I was able to give them the account email address and some other security info about the account, and they escalated it to the USA where they made me open a new live account and they then tied the tag to that account.

    Recovered to Xbox and job done :)


    All I can suggest is phoning during a time when you get the Irish call centre, as they are a damn sight more helpful and understanding than the American or Indian call centres.
  • Salaman 19 Sep 2012 15:15:38 20,251 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Haha Alan the puppy! I'm a strong supporter of calling animals human names. My next dog will be called Steven.
    I think you probably have enough fluffy white dogs for now though.
  • RyanDS 28 Sep 2012 10:58:57 10,543 posts
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    Yesterday had my first ever general anaesthetic. Paid 700 to have my balls chopped to pieces to see if the doc could find any sperm inside them as all the usual tests came up negative and I was shooting blanks.

    They said I need 3 days bed rest following the surgery, but instead 15 hours later I am sitting at my desk, my head spinning and I can't focus on the screen. My balls are bleeding slightly and the insane amount of painkillers I have taken are barely making a dent and I am trying not to cry every time I move.

    However I have just had a call from the clinic, they found motile semen in the samples and as such my wife and I can go ahead with IVF treatment. So after 3 years of heartache with every day losing faith that we could ever have kids the last hail mary "lets just dig straight into them on a 20 % chance there is something there" we have had some luck.

    So apart from the pain, nausea, dizziness, poor vision and general feeling shit i am insanely happy. Just need to try to find 3000 to pay for the first IVF round now. Which after all the other stuff we have been through will be childs play.
  • shadowaspect 28 Sep 2012 11:15:08 157 posts
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    Just had a man-cringe. Bleeding balls? :/
    But good news on the live spermies

    Edited by shadowaspect at 11:15:40 28-09-2012
  • sport 28 Sep 2012 11:15:42 12,968 posts
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    Good Luck Ryan. And get some rest FFS!
  • Psychotext 28 Sep 2012 11:29:50 56,979 posts
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    I was wondering how having your balls chopped up fit into the happy stuff thread. :D
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