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Old 23 February 2016, 01:13 AM
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The good: It's basically springtime here in California. Wildflowers are starting to bloom everywhere. In fact more than usual since El Niño brought more rain than the past few winters. It's quite lovely.

The bad: ACHOOOO!
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Old 23 February 2016, 02:20 AM
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The bad: the cat threw up
The good: it was on the linoleum and not the carpet for once!
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Old 23 February 2016, 07:02 AM
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The Bad: I had to wait an hour and a half this evening instead of the twenty minutes I was told.

The Good: I have a date Wednesday!
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Old 26 February 2016, 01:08 PM
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The good: we have a company transit pass for work related travel or personal in off hours.

The bad: my boss hogs it and uses it to get to and from work, in spite of being one of the highest paid people here.

The good: she went out of town and left it for me to use.

The bad: I lost the pass.

The good: it's almost the end of the month so it wasn't big deal

The best: Mr. S found it on the path from our apt building to the street.
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Old 26 February 2016, 03:23 PM
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This one might be a tad depressing to a few of you...

The terrible: my friend might have liver cancer.

The not-so-bad: it may be just a hernia, depending on what the MRI shows.

Seaboe
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Old 27 February 2016, 03:01 AM
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Crossing my fingers for your friend Seaboe.

The good. They have put a set of traffic lights at the T intersection in front of the house next to me, and unlike a lot the padestrain lights these seem to come on quite quickly.

They bad. They have taken away the bus stop that was in front of the next house down. Not moved it down the road a bit just completely removed it.

Granted I will use the traffic light most days and I have used the bus stop only handfull of times in the 16 years I have lived here* but last week I decided to get that bus as I had bought myself a new paper shredder (awkward to carry), let several other buses I could have got go by only to have to walk about as far as I would have if I had gotten the other buses.

*It isn't a very regular service and mostly runs late so I usually get the express that stops a few blocks away.
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Old 27 February 2016, 03:41 AM
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the bad -- got a slice between the treads of both of my passenger side tires (it appears i hit a bottle or something) which requires all 4 to be replaced ..

the good: wife won a super hefty jackpot at the local casino yesterday so we have the funds to replace them.
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Old 27 February 2016, 04:18 PM
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The good: I'm getting DH a hearing aid with my flex spending.

The bad: He needs two, but even the cheapest they offer is way out of my price range so he's getting one until next year. More bad: It's totally wiping out my flex plan until next year.
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Old 29 February 2016, 02:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Dave View Post
How about mixing those threads with First World Problems:
Yay! Muse are headlining Glastonbury!
Boo! I won't be able to join the scrum for ticket re-sales in April because I'll be on holiday in Hawaii!

(Beat THAT for FWP)
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Old 29 February 2016, 09:54 PM
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The Down: A rare figure from a game I play recently popped up for sale in an online game store I frequent. Someone else bought it before I could, though.

The Up: It was expensive and I'm already a bit over-budget right now anyway.
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Old 12 March 2016, 05:50 PM
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The bad: The spring in my back door latch is broken.

The worse: The sunroom company that has the part we need(with which we have a lifetime guarantee) has gone out of business. We found nothing that would work at various hardware stores.

The good: I found a (hopefully) compatible part online.

The best: I was able to devise a temporary fix with a spring from a ballpoint pen. Yay, me!
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Old 14 March 2016, 10:17 PM
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The Bad: Our TV finally gave up the ghost and presented us with sound but no picture. This is the 4th time in about as many years as this has happened.

The Good: Boy that extended warranty plan paid off! We were refunded the purchase price of the TV and used it to get a new one.

The "Holy Crap Boy Were We Lucky": The extended warranty plan ran out on the 29th of March... the TV died last week.
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Old 14 March 2016, 10:26 PM
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The bad: My 2001 Prius was rear ended 2 weeks ago at a very low speed. The insurance company totaled it as repairs were estimated at $2900 and the value of the car at $2400.

The good: I can keep the car and the insurance company says they are sending me a check for $2000. The only reason the car wasn't driveable is that the trunk wouldn't stay closed and the trunk light was staying on running the battery dead. I fixed that Saturday with a big hammer and am driving the car with no problem today. And due to a technicality in Texas law, I don't have to get a salvage title.
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Old 14 March 2016, 10:38 PM
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The bad: I'm sick with a cold I caught from my kids, and apparently my body thinks it should react like I'm a kid, too when I get these. Since having kids I've been getting significant fevers from colds, plus several ear infections--my ears are ringing severely from this one, although they have stopped hurting now.

The good: I did drag myself in to work* for a few hours on Friday for a meeting I did not want to miss. The leader of the group I work with specifically tracked me down after the meeting to tell me that she really appreciates my contributions and is glad that I'm here. She even gave an example of a recent contribution, and how she was initially puzzled but once she thought about it, realized how much sense it made.

* I was extremely careful about hand hygiene, and I was not at a sneezing or coughing point in the cold. And I left to work from home immediately after the meeting. I am not someone who thinks it is laudible to come in and expose one's coworkers to one's illnesses when it can easily be avoided.
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Old 15 March 2016, 03:06 PM
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I sympathize, erwins, although my experience with the cycle of trading colds isn't direct. First my sister and my father did it for many years, and then, just when she'd gotten used to not getting so many colds, my sister started the cycle again with one of her sons.

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Old 08 April 2016, 02:20 PM
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The Bad: Our stair lift needs a new mother board (or its equivalent) because some people did not think to put a surge suppressor on the outlet the unit is plugged into.

The Good: The stair lift is still under warranty so all we have to pay for is the service call.
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Old 08 April 2016, 02:56 PM
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The Good - after much searching over a couple of weeks, I found the house closing documents from the sale of a rental townhouse that I needed to do my tax returns

The Bad - now I have to do the tax returns
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Old 08 April 2016, 03:17 PM
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The Good - I should be getting a modest tax refund.

The Bad? - I have to give it to my sister for our trip to Italy.

Seaboe
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Old 05 May 2016, 05:41 PM
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The Bad: we've had a lot of rain and it's getting rather tiresome.

The Good: It's kept the pollen counts down!


It's always been my observation that May is the rainiest month in these parts. Don't know if it's backed up by meteorological data, but I do know that all the rain we get this month is good 'back up' for the dry spells we get in the summer.
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Old 06 May 2016, 01:05 PM
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The Good: a production company run by friends of mine has asked me to spend the next month working on a pilot TV episode they hope to get accepted as an ongoing series. They've even got a big name producer fronting up the project who has wrangled a budget to pay for the filming.

The Bad: apparently the budget wasn't big enough to pay me for my services.



I'm in no position to complain, they were totally up front about all that when they asked me to do the work. Eh,it's not like I had anything else planned for this month.
They've made some big promises about ongoing paid work if the pilot goes to series but I know from other industry people that the great majority of TV pilots don't get picked up so I'm not pinning my hopes on it.
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