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The Wild Scallion 02 Dec 2019

Good morning , 

Reasons to be cheerful today.

1) It's December and I've not heard "fairytale of new york" yet

2) I finished a book this morning and now got a new one to read.

3) Had a great gym session this morning before work.

4) I'm now batch cooking food and I'm 12 days ahead - Wooo hoo. So organised.

I could come up with more but I'll save them .

Over to you UKC

TWS

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BusyLizzie 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I am really poorly (stupid visur thingy) - and I am taking a day's sick leave. The ability to do so is actually a big blessing.

And there's a blue sky, and frost, and autumn sunshine outside.

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didntcomelast 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I’m cheerful because.

1. It’s not raining. 

2. I haven’t had to scrape ice off the car windscreen. 

3. It’s still not raining.

4. My wife is taking me out for coffee this morning before I head to work. 

There are loads of other reasons why I’m cheerful but it would take up too much space. 

Have a great day Wild Scallion. Be as happy as you can be. 

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The Wild Scallion 02 Dec 2019
In reply to BusyLizzie:

> I am really poorly (stupid visur thingy) - and I am taking a day's sick leave. The ability to do so is actually a big blessing.

I hope you feel better soon 

> And there's a blue sky, and frost, and autumn sunshine outside.

Most excellent .

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nniff 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

It's frosty and not raining.

For the first time in months I was not ploughing through mud when I took the dog for a walk.

While taking the dog for a walk, I saw a very long stream of what I took to be satellites moving across the sky.  Evenly spaced, about 8 visible at a time, presumably all oriented the same and coming into an out of view as the sun caught them.  I counted about 15, before I decided I ought to keep walking.  Very odd, very pretty

No-one tried to kill me on my morning commute.

My legs feel OK after a very long and hilly bike ride yesterday

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profitofdoom 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1. I'm still alive and walking

2. I'm comfortable

3. Got plenty to eat

4. Got plenty of fun things to do

PS Good thread, thanks

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Dan Arkle 02 Dec 2019
In reply to nniff:

The satellites will be the new Internet ones. 

They'll soon be hundreds of thousands of of them ruining the night sky... 

... Or, since this is a positive thread... 

.... Providing cheap Internet to poor people around the world, transforming their lives with the gift of knowledge through Wikipedia and cat videos  

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Eric9Points 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Now you mention Xmas music, I have yet to hear the dulcet tones of Noddy Holder or Roy Wood this year.

I feel blessed.

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The Wild Scallion 02 Dec 2019
In reply to Eric9Points:

> Now you mention Xmas music, I have yet to hear the dulcet tones of Noddy Holder or Roy Wood this year.

> I feel blessed.

There does seem to be a strange lack of it this year.

I'm not complaining .   Although its sort of difficult to get my head around that it's Christmas soon

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Eric9Points 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I know.

I going abroad next week for Xmas and New Year. I dare to dream that this Xmas I may be spared the usual Tsunami of tackiness and excess.

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Tom V 02 Dec 2019
In reply to nniff:

Space X launched 60 at a go last month, I think.

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Toerag 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1)I've been given a pass to attend a friend's birthday curry next weekend (my drinking time is fairly curtailed these days, and I'm already 'out out' this weekend)

2) There's currently snow on the mountains I want to go snowshoeing on in my xmas hols

3) It's sunny - last month is looking like one of the rainiest ever Octobers.

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Mark Edwards 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1 – A few weeks ago the cardiologist said that since the aneurism that had developed on one of the stents has now mostly gone I don’t need any more angiograms. The last one went spectacularly wrong. Never liked them and was dreading another one.

2 – My first winter of retirement. No more early morning walks with the dogs in the dark and the cold before work.

3 – It’s Monday, so it’s my turn to pick up my grandson from school and feed and entertain him until it’s time to take him home.

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coinneach 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly

Good golly Miss Molly and boats

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Blue Straggler 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

> 1) It's December and I've not heard "fairytale of new york" yet

In London yesterday, in a tunnel exiting one of the Tube stations, I heard a busker (with amplifier and his guitar soaked in reverb) just finishing it off (in both senses of the term). Then after a 20 second pause, he started playing it again! I didn't stick around to see if that was the only song he was going to play all day. 

Later on, heard some carols being performed by an organised group on a tiny stage at a small street market. 

This morning I put Radio 2 on and heard the end of the Shakin' Stevens Christmas song. 


I've just realised that's three things. These are not my 1-2-3 reasons to be cheerful!

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Deleted bagger 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1. My one kidney is still working.

2. I'm still on the right side of the grass.

3. The NHS is marvelous.

4. My grandson is a complete joy.

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krikoman 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Saying hokey-dokey, Sing Along With Smokey
Coming out of chokey

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1step2far 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1, I have a job 

2, despite currently hiding under the bed because I cleaned her ears the cat loves me

3 , the rain has stopped and the sky is blue and bright.

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mick taylor 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1.  This morning, watched a fox stalking a pheasant

2a  Then watched  Roe Deer

2b  Then 50 pink feet

2c  Excellent sunrise

3  I will be sampling (for quality control purposes), some of my mead tonight, to make sure it is good enough for xmas presents.

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jess13 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1.Every time I go into my local drinking hole I have another blonde and they're all tasty.

2.Bought a tool for removing the wheelnuts on my car made the job easy peasy no jumping on a wheelbrace anymore for me -what delight (small things for small minds yes I know).

3.Jalapeno poppers (stuffed jalapenos). I grew a load of jalapenos this year and these are great.

4. Just read Steven Pinkers book 'Enlightenment Now' -an optimistic tome and we definitely need some optimism.

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bouldery bits 02 Dec 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Loved this morning's super frosty start. 

No one died in the fire at work today.  I am pleased about this. 

Early night. Early morning run to follow.

I like this positivity. I need more of it!

Cheers TWS you legend. 

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Tom V 02 Dec 2019
In reply to Deleted bagger:

Snap but substitute "grand-daughter " for "grandson" and "terrorist" for "joy".

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BnB 03:24 Tue
In reply to Eric9Points:

> Now you mention Xmas music, I have yet to hear the dulcet tones of Noddy Holder or Roy Wood this year.

> I feel blessed.

I just heard Slade Merry Christmas and I’m in effing Japan. Nowhere is safe.

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tjdodd 07:14 Tue
In reply to jess13:

> 1.Every time I go into my local drinking hole I have another blonde and they're all tasty.

I prefer redheads but not sure I could have one every time I go to the pub (but then I don't go to the pub that often so my libido could probably just about cope).

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Finding £10 pensioners' Christmas bonus in my bank account this morning. Don't need it so I can give to local food bank and won't be out of pocket.

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In reply to Wingeing Old Git:

> Finding £10 pensioners' Christmas bonus in my bank account this morning. Don't need it so I can give to local food bank and won't be out of pocket.

You get a gold star. 

:-D

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GravitySucks 08:50 Tue
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret - anything that rocks

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L E1climber 10:15 Tue
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1. It's not raining, the sun is out and there is frost in the ground.

2. I have an awe-inspiringly intelligent, incredibly sexy woman who for some reason is crazy about me.

3. My wife doesn't suspect a thing.

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Sean Kelly 11:04 Tue
In reply to E1climber:

You can reply on my post  'Reasons to feel miserable' when your mrs discovers what is happening!

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1) the cute beans on cat and kittens feet that resemble teeny teddy bears when turned upside down

2) decorators caulk and how it adds a slick finish despite caking onto my overalls 

3) now that we mention it, cake, especially of the apple variety

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Darron 12:18 Tue
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I remember just before Christmas last year WS you were a bit down. Good to hear you are in fine fettle this year!

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In reply to Darron:

> I remember just before Christmas last year WS you were a bit down. Good to hear you are in fine fettle this year!

Yes I was , very, and had not been right for a long time . 

I'm pleased to say I'm better than ever.  Thankful for all I have and now reconciling what I perceived was all of my negatives into gifts .

I like myself :-D

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Darron 12:30 Tue
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

> I like myself :-D

Good man, that would appear to be the trick.

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Offwidth 12:35 Tue
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

The original list holds up surprisingly well

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good golly Miss Molly and boats
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley and nanny goats

18-wheeler Scammels, Domenecker camels
All other mammals plus equal votes
Seeing Piccadilly, Fanny Smith and Willy
Being rather silly, and porridge oats

A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome, we can spare it - yellow socks
Too short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on 40 - no electric shocks

The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret - anything that rocks
Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty,
Sitting on the potty - curing smallpox

Health service glasses
Gigolos and brasses
Round or skinny bottoms

Take your mum to Paris
Lighting up the chalice
Wee Willy Harris

Bantu Stephen Biko, listening to Rico
Harpo, Groucho, Chico

Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
Woody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and Pasquale
Balabalabala and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
Saying hokey-dokey, Sing Along With Smokey
Coming out of chokey

John Coltrane's soprano, Adi Celentano
Bonar Colleano

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

1) New stairs and landing carpet fitted this morning 

2) Meditating for 15 minutes each morning now and will be increasing to 20 minutes soon. 

3) Made some more music and started compiling another ep/album 

4)  I've NOT got Tuna mayonnaise sandwiches for lunch  ;-D

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