I’m trying not to cry

I’m writing this post on my phone because my computer is fucked. I’d be more technical if I could but when I try to explain it I get blank stares and then the person says “Wow. That does sound like it’s fucked.”  The back up isn’t working properly and I’m panicked that I’ve lost everything. I’m taking it to Apple today but in the meantime can you tell me happy things?  Tell me about what is making you happiest right now. Feel free to make something up.  Distract me.

I’ll go first.  I’m happy that I printed out the new book I’m currently working on to take with me on vacation so I know it’s safe.

Your turn.

 

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  1. My toaster ready-bell and my coffeemaker ready-bell both chimes at the exact same moment. How good an omen is that?!?!?!

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  2. Bob Mueller is investigating Donald Trump.
    That’s all I’ve got right now.
    (You’ll get your stuff back.)

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  3. The otters watching a butterfly video has made me unreasonably happy lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICbG8LUDwaQ

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  4. sends hugs and positive technology vibes

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  5. I’m happy I took a “me day” and it turned into “me and the kitties cuddling day”.

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  6. Diet sparkling lemonade. My life is wild, I tell you.

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  7. My cubicle neighbor got red roses from her new boyfriend for her birthday, and she’s not here yet, and I’m running in place waiting for her to come in and see them. She’s gonna freak. But in a good way.

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  8. I’m happy because at the end of next week I get to see my dog Estella for the first time in six months!

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  9. Your data is probably still in there. Even if the Mac’s not booting, the data may still be intact and recoverable. In most cases you can get data back from even a damaged hard disk. So, don’t panic! I’d say first thing when you get your Mac back, get Time Machine sorted out and make sure you have steady backups.

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  10. We’re getting a new puppy! (We had a 15 year old poodle pass in April.)

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  11. My best friend from Venezuela came to live with me here in Mexico and cured me of my depression and loneliness in just 4 months.

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  12. My coffee is really good today. It’s a cloudy rainy day in the desert.

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  13. It’s Tuesday, not Monday, which means I’m a day closer to the weekend than I was yesterday.
    Hey – it’s what I’m working with today!

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    Jon Ericson

    I’m happy to have three days of dry weather to clean out a flooded basement.

    Whee..

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  15. My whole life is royally fucked up in a serious way. However! Bet everything on your computer is safe and sound on iCloud! I’m sure it is even if you’re not using iCloud. 😍

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  16. I’m happy because the weather here in Charleston, SC has been so pretty the last 3 days. Low humidity which is great. Humidity is for satan worshippers!

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  17. I’m happy that my tax return is late, not because they are about to send me an audit notice, but because they had a “system error” (Yes, it’s AUGUST, and they started automatically processing my forms back in April!)

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  18. I’m happy that I started therapy last month and have survived to my 5th session. One foot in front of the other. 🙂

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  19. It’s Taco Tuesday!

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  20. It’s going to be ok. Really.

    What’s making me happy right now is the Muppet Movie. Totally worth rewatching as an adult.

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  21. Aww, hope they can recover it! I saved this link for when I’m feeling overwhelmed, maybe it will help you too. https://www.buzzfeed.com/nathanwpyle/10-reasons-to-stop-and-take-a-breath?utm_term=.qhG21R52z#.kq8rwkNr1

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  22. I’m currently waiting on line at the Magic Kingdom! My son is the biggest Disney freak and he’s thrilled.

    Hope your day looks up.

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  23. I found a homeschool group for my youngest! We were rejected and kicked out of another because my entire family’s going to hell. (Apparently going to hell is frowned upon in most homeschool coops.) Because of Eva’s severe anxiety she’s not ready to go back to traditional school so a good coop is a HUGE win!

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  24. I’ve lost an inch off my waist and my bad cholesterol is back down in the safe range. And it is 80 degrees in Oklahoma in August. Woo!!

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  25. UV reactive ink is my latest bit of happiness… Just recorded a bit of playing with it last night and posted a timelapse.

    It is so tempting to write secret messages on everything with it!

    Sometimes it is the silly stuff which makes life better…

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    totalconfushun

    I started a rewatch binge session of Supernatural on Netflix this morning … this makes me feel very happy. House Rules Sammy … Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole. =)

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  27. I’m happy you’re working on a new book! Plus I’m meeting a friend for dinner and we’re having chicken fingers.

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  28. I’m happy you’re here.

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  29. This will make you happy. Things could be worse… you could be me. I guess we’re both just flying by the seat of our pants

    Flying By The Seat Of My Pants
    As a mom, I’d like to say that I have it all together, but I know that most days, I’m just flying by the seat of my pants. I consider myself a seasoned multitask-er, in fact, I pride myself on it. Yet try as I may, It’s hard to pinpoint when I went from handling all of the challenges of home, work and kids to just winging it.

    If I’m being honest with myself, I’d have to say I lost a little ground with each beautiful life that I brought into this world. Sleep deprivation is a tactic used on prisoners of war and also a staple of motherhood. After my first son was born, I thought I was doing great. The house was clean, laundry was folded and vacuuming the rug was next on my list. I spent 40 minutes looking for the powdered, shake on carpet freshener that I loved to apply to the carpets before I vacuumed. I eventually gave up looking for it, chalked it up as a lost cause, and (cringe) vacuumed the rugs without it. It wasn’t until the baby woke up for his next feeding that I found the carpet freshener perfectly chilled next to the baby bottles in the refrigerator. Could I really be that tired?

    Fast-forward to raising teens, and I’m pretty sure that I had slept more during the infant stages of my sons’ lives. Now, I pace the floor, lie in bed staring at both the ceiling and the clock, all the while repeatedly calling their cell phones, unanswered, until well past 1 a.m. Am I ever going to get any sleep?

    On one morning in particular, (which is just one example of a day in my life) I woke up to Eric’s groaning announcement, “Mom, I puked in the tub!” What better way to start your day at 6 a.m.?

    But wait there’s more…

    There is always more.

    The usual morning argument with Marc has begun as I am trying to call the high school to report Eric’s absence.

    “Mom, I missed the bus! Can you drive me?” Marc yells.

    “Okay, you have to wait a minute. I’m on the phone with Eric’s school,” I reply. I then finish cleaning the puke, wash up, throw my hair in what I call a “mommy clip” and grab a fresh pair of jeans from the clean laundry basket that I’ve yet to fold.

    On the heels of my third consecutive night of work, I am up at sunrise and once again making the twenty-minute trek to the middle school. I drop the grouchy “morning Marc” off saying, “I love you honey. Have a good day!” and drive the twenty minutes back home.

    Just in the door, my phone rings. It’s the school. Are you kidding me?

    “Mom. I forgot my gym clothes,” I hear Marc say. “Can you bring them?”

    “Yes, Marc.” I say while thinking just the opposite.

    Driving back to the school all can think about is lying down. I have to work again tonight. I just want a little rest.

    The only parking space available at the middle school is a block from the front door. I shiver in the cold the entire way until they buzz me in. I make a stop at the security desk, sign in and am greeted by a security guard who, of course, knows my name.

    “How are you today?” He chirps.

    “Living the dream,” I reply.

    I enter the main office and I am warmly greeted by the secretaries and the school principal who instruct me to bring Marc’s gym clothes to the nurse’s office.

    Back in my car, I glance at the clock. No sense in lying back down now. Maybe I’ll stop and get a cup of coffee at the corner gas station near my house. I am counting down the hours until I have to be in work while I’m factoring in all of the things that I need to get done today.

    While I’m at the coffee station preparing my fresh, hot cup of morning java (my first of the day), a man walks in. I notice that he’s looking at me. The morning bustle at the store begins to peak at the coffee station and I have the unsettling feeling that all eyes are upon me. “Should I feel uncomfortable or flattered?” I think, as yet another man gives me the once over, looking me up and down.

    Maybe I’m just rocking this no make-up and mommy clip thing, I start thinking…

    Until…I glance down at my leg and notice that I have a hot pink pair of satin and lace panties stuck in the cuff of my pant leg, and static cling against the front of my shin.

    All eyes are still on me (and I’m pretty sure that my face matched the shade of my lace panties) as I attempt a discreet peeling of the panties from my leg and stuff them into my purse.

    Maybe they were all thinking that I had a night of unbridled passion or an amazing one night stand.

    I’ll just let them keep guessing. I know that I’m just flying by the seat of my pants…

    …and those pants just happen to be satin, lace, and hot pink.

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  30. My knitting mojo, which had been MIA through years of depression, seems to be making a tentative return. So I am obsessing over a cabled sweater Steve McQueen wore in the original Thomas Crown Affair, figuring out how to make a pattern to replicate it. Also: kittens.

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    Tanya DeMontmorency

    Hey there. I’m loving being out on my deck this morning, all the flowers are out in full force, beautiful day and my new raspberry plant has some ripe berries for a surprise snack!

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  32. Child mortality has been declining rapidly in the last 10 years.

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  33. I’ve been in this situation before, several times, and Apple can do amazing things. I’m happy about the fact that after about 50 years of darkness and wandering, I am finally starting to consistently feel happy. I’ve never known what that was like, and now I see sunshine a lot. Good luck to you, Jenny.

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  34. When my daughter sings “Pennies from Heaven” she says “Scooby Doobie” for the refrain instead of “Shoebe Dobe.” It’s the cutest thing. I have never once corrected her:)

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  35. My husband already ran an errand I forgot needed to be done ❤️

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  36. I’m surrounded by dogs. There are three in the house and four in the kennels. I’m also starting to move forward with believing I can be a paid photographer and getting things in place for a portfolio site.

    Just because you can’t access your backup doesn’t mean that a professional can’t! It might cost a bit more but unless it’s been physically damaged and the data corrupted then it’s still there waiting for someone to rescue it!

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  37. I’m happy that I have the house to myself today! Fingers crossed Apple sorts it out

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  38. Two hummingbirds dive bombed me while I was filling up their feeders this morning. I’m pretty sure that the hummingbird equivalent of the cat rubbing my hand and purring while I fill up his dish.

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  39. In about 3 weeks, the new season of Broad City will commence.

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  40. I saw a golden retriever with it’s head sticking out of the sunroof of a car this weekend with the happiest look on it’s face. And also, somebody brought a ragdoll cat to the living history museum I volunteer at in a baby carrier and his name was Harry and he was super fluffy and I just couldn’t stop petting his head and telling him what a beautiful boy he was. I was very un-1850’s but fantastic.

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  41. Today is the 4 year anniversary of my small business. In my first year I worried we wouldn’t even make it month to month, and now we’re just about to start my 4th year. I pushed myself hard to make this a reality, and it is–and more importantly it’s successful!

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  42. I watch kitten cams 24/7. I’ve given up showering. I’ve nearly given up taking care of the three live cats that live in my house (or vice versa as they are watching me). I only watch kitten cams. #happy

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  43. I’m happy that after 23 years of doing jobs I despise, I am finally working as a freelance editor/proofreader – even if it’s only in the off-hours of the day job I despise (for now), and that I’m getting really good feedback on my poetry ^_^

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  44. Advil is making me happy as my tennis elbow is being a real bitch today.

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  45. I’m happy that my newly adopted furrbaby Riley loves our cat, Freya. Now, if only we can get Freya to love Riley? Possibly not, as long as Riley is Hannibal Lecter- fascinated with Freya.

    I’m also happy that Ohio’s Monsoon Season seems to have passed, this week, anyway!

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  46. I just made a pot of homemade meatballs in sauce and it smells incredible. Can’t wait for dinner…

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  47. My new 8 week old kitten, Angus, spends most of his waking time spitting and growling at the dog. The dog is 110lb great pyrenees…the kitten is smaller than his nose and could get lost pretty much forever in his fur. Chewy (as in “somebody get this walking carpet out of my way”) just looks at Angus, sighs and blocks the doorway to nap. Does this mean Chewy’s already pussy-whipped?

    Kitten growls make me giggle.

    Crossing fingers your computer will be fine.

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  48. My in-laws are visiting and they are wonderful. My 1 year old loves playing with him but he still needs mum time so he comes over to me for a cuddle instead of his grandparents. Best feeling ever.

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  49. You inspire me – you make me laugh out loud – and you give me a chance to be creative. You helped me to realize that I will survive my depression! You’ve got this.

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  50. we are looking at a 2 year old german shepherd rescue named mallory. she has an odd front paw so can’t run but neither can I. the name mallory makes me happy for some reason. so does her face.

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    hellohahanarf

    the boyfriend’s friends made sure to have their lobster bake (boil?) on a day i could make it. considering i am over 400 miles away, that made my heart wildly happy.
    now if only i knew if it was a lobster bake or boil? i mean, they steamed the things so it really wasn’t either!

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  52. Well, I just ordered a super healthy lunch. If super healthy is a cinnamon roll the size of my head, so that makes me happy! I’d even share with you if it’d help cheer you!

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  53. Halloween decorations have started hitting the stores!

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  54. 55
    Judi Waldeis

    I am happy that you are writing another book. Also I am happy that I am going to be a grandma again.

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  55. I had a nice weekend in NYC with hubby eating delicious food and doing fun and cool things. It was our first vacation since our honeymoon 2 years ago and it felt amazing to spend time just being adventurous together again

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  56. I currently have 4 foster kittens. Furry happiness.

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  57. my husband and I are on vacation and our 23 year old daughter is with us!

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  58. Things in my life that have lasted longer than Anthony Scaramucci’s White House tenure:
    1. My 2011 road trip to Minnesota
    2. 95% of my manicures
    3. An Electronic Banking Monopoly game with the boys back in 2009
    4. The leftover pizza currently sitting in my fridge

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    marty hufford

    Sorry to hear about your computer, but absolutely completely totally overjoyed to hear your working on a new book. I CANNOT WAIT to read it.

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  60. I am losing weight for the first time in my life. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers in April. I am down 15 lbs, which is the barest drop in the bucket for what I have to lose, but it’s beautiful. I am losing predictably, I know when I fuck up I won’t lose, and when I follow the system, I will. I have struggled my entire life (and so has my mom, and my grandmom…) to lose and maintain a healthy weight. The fact that I am in control, even when I don’t do everything just right, makes me exquisitely, raucously happy. I know you know what it’s like to struggle with health issues, so I thought you would appreciate this 🙂 I hope everything works out with your computer. There’s nothing worse than that feeling of helplessness. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  61. I’m happy because the ferry just passed a breakwater with five pelicans and one cormorant who was totally pretending to be a pelican.

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  62. My friend’s daughter died on this date. Truly awful, but she honors her daughter’s memory each year by holding a virtual day of kindness called “Live Lindsay’s Love”. Folks perform acts of kindness in Lindsay’s name and post them on her Facebook page. So,lots of kind things happening in the world today. 🙂
    And not to worry – my hard drive crashed a while ago, had to be replaced, and they were STILL able to salvage my data. Have faith!

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  63. Did you know there is wearable ballon art? Because I didn’t until today and it looks like a good time! https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsiderart/videos/595000247337210/

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  64. My husband and kids have been homeless for two weeks while I have been ill. Today they got approved for a house, and I got a treatable diagnosis.

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  65. My oldest turned 16 today. I was always afraid of being a crappy dad but I seem to be doing OK.

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  66. Sitting here drinking coffee with three little doggies in my lap, and gonna go get my hair done in a little while.💕

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  67. Great super quick first aid for panic and anxiety:
    1. Take some slow, normal breaths.
    2. Name 5 non-distressing items you can see. Out loud, it’s important.
    3. Take some slow, deep breaths.
    3. Name 5 non-distressing things you can hear. Out loud.
    4. Breathe.
    5. Name 5 things you can feel. Out loud.
    6. Breathe, repeat as needed until you feel more grounded.

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  68. I reunited two lost jack Russell’s with their owner today.

    That’s all I’ve got for you.

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  69. I’m training for a marathon, running for the ALS charity*, and last month I hit my highest monthly mile total! Bonus: Still have 8.5 of my toenails!
    *shameless beg for donations…almost to fundraising goal! http://web.alsa.org/goto/boxofrocks

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  70. I took two days off from editing other people’s books to write some in my own. Almost 6000 words later, it’s starting to feel like a real book. Best birthday gift I could have given myself.

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  71. I’m happy my 6 month old chubby bunny of a daughter is starting to wiggle into the crawling position!

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  72. I’m happy that you’re writing a new book, because whenever I come across what you create it is like a lantern in the darkness, leading me somewhere better and much more interesting. Thank you for that. Hansel and Gretel’s crumbs ain’t got nothing on you.

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  73. It took 30 years, but I finally have a theater of my own. I have my own key and I can go there to do whatever I want, whenever I want. It’s pretty awesome! Exhausting, but awesome!

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  74. Whilst currently on diet, there isn’t much happiness. But I do poop/fart less, and that makes life easier, hence happier? Good luck.

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  75. You will get your stuff back. Even if the computer is f*cked then the hard drive is likely recoverable. My happy news is that the turtle I’m carving is going well.

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  76. I went to New Hope, PA this past weekend and found a shop with a multitude of mini-Beyonces (of the metal chicken variety, of course). It also had a myriad of metal friends for Beyonce. It was so tempting to buy one or several but it’s not in the budget right now, unfortunately. That original blog post of yours is the gift that keeps giving. I chuckled the rest of the day. 😀

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  77. I’m excited to start my new job in Columbia SC even though it means I’ll have to move again. Good luck with your computer! I had something similar happen to me the day before finals week and I broke down completely.

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  78. My nephew built his own working lightsaber at camp today and he’s texting me photos of him holding it, waving it around, and grinning like he just won the lottery.

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  79. Giant Pandas are no longer endangered. You can now put on your bucket list to wear a giant panda costume while photobombing a panda. 🐼 📸

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  80. I’m happy my staycation starts soon. The weather is supposed to be good so my boy and I can drive around the province looking at all the giant things..and there are many! Lantern Easter egg USE Enterprise sausage perogy….irs goo to be great!

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  81. inexplicably, this is amazing to watch. Babymetal. yup. Not THAT kind of baby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY

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  82. I’m happy that i finally figured out a way for people to ask anonymous questions on my blog so I can give them ridiculously good bad advice. 😂😂😂

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  83. I need a new laptop because I’m still running Windows Vista and Firefox will no longer support Vista after this month. That should make you laugh!! I also live in Michigan so August also makes me happy since it’s actually summer time! Good luck!

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  84. I am Happy the sun is shining and my dog was found safe very, very early this morning after she took off to get away from the chirping sound of the smoke detector due to low battery. Sending positive thoughts your way that your computer will be successfully “Un-Fucked” and all will be well very soon! 😊

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  85. My day started at 4am so I could study for my two exams today but I have cheese for a snack so it’s a good day.

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  86. Prisms in my window. The tiny rainbow spots moving across the wall make me amazingly happy!

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  87. Cheese. Think about it.

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  88. I’m happy you are writing a new book, can’t wait!
    Also I’m getting a beagle puppy tomorrow 🐶😍

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    Diana Van Dyke

    Grumpy Feral Kitteh meets kittens. Sweetness ensues. I promise.

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  90. I’m in bed with my two kitties. Both were originally intensely shy, and it’s a victory to have them so comfortable they’re both cuddling on the bed! So, good, small things to celebrate. Good luck to you!

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  91. I got yelled at by strangers on the internet and it didn’t send me into an anxiety soaked meltdown.

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  92. When my old Macbook died I was living in Okinawa, Japan and took it to the one Apple approved repair shop on island. The guy looked at it and got a coworker to come out and tell me “Your data? Gonna be gone. Yeah?” Yeah. Here’s hoping your data gonna still be there.

    Currently making me happy is my one year-old who thinks making funny faces together is the most hilarious thing that has ever happened, except possibly for hug-tackling me while wearing a muslin blanket over her head in a game I call “snuggly ghost”. Also that she is right now taking a two-hour nap.

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  93. Tomorrow we’re heading out of Austin to South Padre Island – home of Texas’ prettiest beaches, for you non-Texans 😉
    And today is my first day of vacation.

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  94. Replaying Pokémon Moon and snuggles from the cat

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    AnneLane Witt

    I’m having dinner with two awesome friends tonight, and we are eating at one of my favorite places! Also, I just bought a bird necklace so I can put a bird on it whenever I want to. Thanks for introducing me to the wonder that is Portlandia!!

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  96. I’m happy there are online backup services you can use from now on for your important docs so that you don’t have to worry about your machine so much. There’s lots of them; Microsoft, iCloud, Dropbox, IDrive. I’m no techie, but I don’t want you to cry so I’m offering up the little I know that might help. On my end, I’m happy that the barn got emptied out this morning and we’re headed to the county fair with the kids. It’s going to be 101 degrees all week and so I’m mostly happy the keg is already on ice. But can I get a whoop-whoop from all my fair peeps? This is good stuff for kids and families and I’m so happy our kids dragged us into it kicking and screaming. We mostly just sigh and grumble now but we always end up looking back with hindsight that erases all the headaches so that we’ll agree to do it again and again year after year. I’ll report back with any blue ribbon news. Happier travels, Jenny.

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  97. Our 11yr old recently got a Pygmy goat that now thinks it’s one of our dogs and when it plays it runs completely sideways with his back 2 legs doing what I can only describe as a cheerleader tryout jump that went amiss….it always makes me happy lol

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  98. I am happy that my daughter, her husband, her two bunnies made it through the Italian red tape and onto South Korean soil safely… although seeing it’s South Korea, “safe” certainly is a relative term, Good luck with the hard drive / apple staff ❤ Remember that they may not be the best ones to help you. Even if they say it’s F-ed – take it to a computer forensics / recovery specialist. It could just be some bad sectors. Look at their Yelp reviews and maybe call your local police department and see if they can recommend a “guy” (or a gal)… It’s not dead until someone with that kind of knowledge says that it is.

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  99. Also, I can hear my 13-year-old belting it out from the shower right now. That’s making me smile.

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  100. I’m feeling pretty crappy today but someone sent me this: https://www.facebook.com/TheAardvarkSocial/videos/1831276547200971/ I hope it helps! ❤

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  101. I’ve had a bad writer block latelt but on the plus side it means more time to draw! And I can tell I ve improved so yeah, that’s my happy thing of the day

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  102. Computer issues are beasts. We rely on them so much! Best of luck with the gurus (autocorrect wanted gnus – LOL) at Apple. I was fortunate to see a beautiful double rainbow on the way into to work today so I’ll take that as a good omen for the rest of the week. – K

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    Valerie McNamara

    A momma car and baby hedgehogs. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/RTUKnews/videos/1810166269273248/

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  104. My dad, my sibling, qnd Is had our first family book clublast nightt. It was so fun and my dad was just tickled pink that we all got together to read books and talk to each other each month. It gave me all of the good warm and fuzzy feelings.

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  105. Found a kitten in the engine compartment of my mom’s car a couple of days ago, or more accurately my dog Nodens did. The kitten does not completely seem to hate me now. He really should adore me for pulling him out by his butt and saving him from certain death, but that’s a cat for you, ungrateful things. We’re calling him Hannibal. I know that’s not super happy or exciting, but it’s the best I’ve got. My life is generally pretty dull.

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  106. I started a new blog, discovered marshmallow icing, and had a job interview. It’s all perspective, right?

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    vonneybeth

    It’s raining so the kid across the street can’t bounce his basketball all day. It’s nice to have a break from that noise.

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    Diana Van Dyke

    Oops. That’s NOT what I mean to post…but is totally indicative of me. today.with curly hair and rain in Los Angeles in August. :/

    Let’s try again?
    http://www.reshareworthy.com/grumpy-old-feral-cat-meets-tiny-kittens/#2l1V75phFZHFE6RV.01

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  109. The humidity is way the fuck down here today so getting a reprieve from the fucking heat.

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    Adrianne C

    I got to bottle-feed a tiny puppy the other day. Puppy-breath is a real thing.

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  111. One of our cats was given 1-3 months to live (6 at the outside) by his regular and specialist vets but screw that; he celebrated his 1 year diagnosis anniversary July 12th. Every day he and I have a cat chat forehead to forehead. I ask if he wants to make it to the 12th of the next month or a little past that, but only if he feels good, and to tell me if he hurts. He purrs and wants to be squished and have his belly rubbed. Is he a dog in cat’s clothing? I obey. Prednisolone makes him hungry and fat but that’s okay. He’s 16+ years old.

    So every day is a tiny life celebration with my catdog boy.

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  112. I’m happy my vacation is only 53 days away. Im happy I woke up to a text from my best friend.

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    Valerie McNamara

    Grr, not a car, a cat. You probably figured that out.

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  114. Recent exchange with my cousin’s kid:

    Kid: “Hey, [Krud], I love your car!”
    Me: “Thanks!”
    Kid: “I love old-fashioned cars!”

    It’s an old-fashioned 2005 Ford Focus.

    Let’s see, in other upbeat mundane happenings, I had a dream about a board game and by the time I woke up and took a shower it had solidified into a full-fledged legitimate game idea that I hope to make a reality, and is the most excited I’ve been about a creative endeavor of mine in w ahile. So I have that going for me, which is nice.

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  115. This ALWAYS, ALWAYS makes me feel better!!

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  116. I’m happy I got to pick up two copies of your signed book at Tattered Cover Denver yesterday! 😊

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  117. My husband has two days off. Last night we celebrated with Coconut Rum and Diet Lime Coke – and we probably will again tonight.

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  118. My husband and I have been together today for 28 years. We met and started dating when we were 15(!). We were children. I’m so incredibly lucky to have found the love of my life and to have been so happy for such a huge portion of my life.

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  119. The sun came up and we are still breathing. That’s about as good as I’m getting right now.

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  120. I got four errands run and about 6 cubic feet of stuff out of my house! All donated.

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  121. I’m happy that I just bought some new old stuff on ebay and I will be getting 2 cool packages in the mail!

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  122. My sister is visiting and taking care of my mother for me to have a break!

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  123. My bitchy, kiss-ass co-worker did not come to work today.

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    monilog2015

    I do improv with 4 of the most amazing ladies. They’re talented, fun, supportive and people I love to hang out with because they are so amazing. They do improv with me! I wouldn’t have met them any other way. Last night, we had a terrifically playful show where we had new fans and old come out. It was also my husband and my 18th wedding anniversary and he was willing to come out to the show even though he knew he’d be super tired today. I’m rooting for you, Jenny! ❤️

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  125. I’m grateful I haven’t been eaten by a preying mantis. I’m also grateful that my DIL’s high-risk pregnancy has made it to 34 weeks–each day is a victory for her and for the baby. I’m glad chocolate chip cookies exist.

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  126. THERE’S ANOTHER ELSA HERE THAT ISN’T ME AND SHE IS ALSO IN DENVER?

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  127. Being Canadian makes me happy.

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  128. It’s sunny and warm after a weekend of cool and 4 inches of rain. Even though many people are going back to school soon, we still have a month of summer vacation left. Only 8 years until I can retire.

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  129. 1) My family went back to school today!
    2) This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9t-slLl30E

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  130. I am getting a clawfree massage from one of the cats.

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  131. My big, fluffy Bengal, Carmen CatDiego turns two years old today! Later we’re giving both cats some salmon and cat wine to celebrate.

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  132. I have twelve working days left until I retire. So I’m happy about that………..I think. Or….my life as I know it ends on August 18th. But woohoo either way…..

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  133. I am happy that i just dragged a chair to the outside near my office door so, if i HAVE to be on the phone for an hour, i can sit outside!

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    IndolentCin

    AppleCare apparently (I don’t own Apples so second-hand info) rocks. A friend took hers in and they said, “yep, it’s fucked, have a new one.” And it’s amazing these days what they can save.

    So. Deep breaths, count to whatever number is necessary, and don’t panic until it’s absolutely necessary.

    Now. Distraction: Perhaps you need to learn to knit to help stay calm and to make chicken sweaters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C_eVwLZCpc

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    ocularnervosa

    A new kitten moved into my yard and we’ve become friends. She’s not going to be happy when I haul her to the vet to be fixed but for now we’re pals.

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    furiouslyhappyeveryday

    I love you!!!! but even when things are going wrong, you are way to smart and beautiful to have these ugly profanities seeping out of your mouth…. You are very, very, funny and do not need to use them for shock effect, your hilarious stories stand on their own and have me in stitches even without them. Love & Light, Rev T.

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  137. My department moved downstairs to a mostly windowless area and thinking about doing it gave me anxiety and made me cry because I can’t stand not seeing outside. But then the VP wanted things rearranged and with that I was able to get my boss to switch me and a teammate so now, if I angle myself just right, I can see a sliver of window and now I don’t hate my job after all.

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  138. I just decided I needed something to hang camisoles on in my closet and gosh darn it if Amazon didn’t have the perfect thing. (who knew) Sometimes the small things make me happy. Also weeding out stuff from my closet is making me happy today..because it is HOT out. So I am amusing myself inside. May the computer gods smile upon you!

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  139. Our Sun Gold cherry tomatoes and the blackberries are starting to ripen.

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  140. I’m one step closer to my dream job!

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  141. I have a birthday tomorrow and generally not feeling cringey or terrible about it, which makes me happy.

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  142. http://gph.is/2e4wNVV

    Otters going down a water slide; what could be happier?!??

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  143. My middle daughter comes home today and my eldest on Sunday. Also I still have 3 more weeks before I have to get dressed and see people and work in an office and stuff.
    Also gifs of raccoons who love peanut butter.
    And my cats. And my dog who is elderly and in heart failure but still acts like she’s a puppy.

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  144. There’s left over cake in the break room. Cake two days in a row!

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  145. Going “down the shore” tomorrow for the first time in 3 years. Woohoo!!

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    sheridan101

    Happy thoughts…a little over 2 years ago my world was shattered. The happy thought is this, I am healing. I found someone who is helping. An angel who held me tight and pulled me from perdition, if you’ll forgive the Supernatural reference.
    Like all relationships it has its up and down s but so far more ups than downs.
    I was in a dark place a year ago. And though sometimes things still seem a bit shadowy and dim She brightens them up enough for me to find my way. I think Carl Jung said it best.
    “I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become.”

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  147. I’m getting new toilet in my apt. Man, I’m such a grownup to be excited by a toilet. 🙂

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  148. I just finished your 2nd book this morning. I would love to have a drink with you in real life.
    Here is something happy: my daughter (15) is a cutter (suffers from anxiety, depression …) but has recently found her ‘tribe’. We are feeding a group of teens here in a few hours ( and last night we cooked side by side – I made lasagne & she made raspberry tarts.) It was a wonderful adventure. She was so happy. My cheeks hurt from smiling. I believe she will be alright.
    Thank you for your openness.

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  149. I’m excited and happy to take my two boys to the movies tonight. Valerian looks awesome! Movies during the summer are fluffy and fun. AND it’s Tightwad Tuesday so it won’t cost a fortune.

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  150. The gal I sat next to in my meeting today just had eyelid surgery to remove cancer from the skin, inner eyebally parts and tear duct. She was smiling and bruised on her face and it made me so happy to be healthy and eating my breakfast burrito on a lovely Tuesday morning.

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  151. I’m having a bad work year due to my head not being in a good place, but a collaborator who I have met only once is supporting me and getting me through this. What really helps is that I’ve admired his work for years and it’s good to know he has admired mine.

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  152. If this is the worst thing to happen to you today, you’re still one very lucky lady.

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    Cheesymice

    I’m happy that my period FINALLY started today, which means that hopefully the heaviest days will be over with before Friday when I have to be at a library workshop. It’s a very lovely library and I would hate to bleed all over everything there. Because I totally would and that would be a NOT good thing.

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  154. My cat had an ultrasound, and he doesn’t have cancer or an intestinal blockage or any of the horrid problems in my mind, he only has IBS and can be treated with medication and is NOT, I repeat, NOT going to die. It’s all good.

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  155. I entered a Selfie Challenge with a picture of my feet.

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  156. My dog just farted and it scared him. Now he won’t stop staring at his butt.

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  157. When I have a tough day/night, like I’ve had the last 24 hours, I look for mesmerizing beauty and/or stupid humor. This morning I was mesmerized by this: https://video.vogue.com/watch/on-set-with-vogue-lil-buck-brings-jookin-to-the-world-stage

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  158. I just adopted a dog a little over a week ago and he has already changed my life for the better!

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  159. It’s not nearly as hot in central Texas as it is in central Venus. Because there’s no shade on Venus.
    I’m doing 4 stand-up shows this week and a couple of them are paying me with booze.
    My new knee is all healed up and doing well, although I have to get frisked after going through any metal detector ever. If I’d known that earlier in my life, I’d have carried my keys in my underwear.

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  160. I watched a Peter Dinklage speech today and thought “aw fuck” because he made all the sense and now I think I’m supposed to chuck my job and actually do what I want to do. But then my travel blog page got a few extra likes so I’m feeling a bit more “yeah screw the job go do what you want dammit!” and for now that’s a good feeling.

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  161. I found a turtle and a baby bunny hiding in my vegetable garden this morning!

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  162. Found out yesterday my mom does NOT have cancer ❤

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  163. There are a few things that never fail to make me smile when I’m upset.
    The little girl in the ballerina bee costume from Blind Melon’s “No Rain” video. https://youtu.be/3qVPNONdF58
    Going to a coffee shop, sitting in the corner with a cup, and people watching. I like to make up conversations for them in my head.
    My pets are pretty awesome. They always cheer me up. Of course, it helps that one dog is full of wrinkles, another is full of fluff, and one of the cats looks like Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon…
    I like to look at my engagement photos, but mostly because we’re wearing masks (a horse head and a unicorn head).
    Lastly, when I get stressed or upset, I put on my headphones and I go for a walk at a nature preserve in town. Just music and solitude and nobody bothering me. Also, sometimes there are baby ducks and stuff and that’s pretty much the cutest.

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  164. I became a grandfather for the 1st time 2 months ago. His name is JJ (short for Ja’miah Jedidiah) and he’s already my best friend. Being a dad is awesome and being a grandfather is awesome squared. If I could figure out how to post a photo I would because one look at his face and you’d forget about anything bad. My husband calls him our little mood enhancer.

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  165. How about a joke? What do you call a waffle on a California beach? A Sandy Ego 🙂

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  166. We adopted a new puppy. She’s a one year old Rottie/Lab mix and we get to take her home next week!

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  167. Just think WWOD? What would Olenna Do? Be a badass to the bitter end!

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  168. I really want to post the pic my cat sitter sent me of my obnoxious Smoo sitting on her shoulders. He weighs 13 lbs and is currently shaved like a lion. You’ll just have imagine it. It was quite a sight. You’re welcome.

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  169. I’m getting ready to start semester 4 of college, only two more til graduation.
    My sister is expecting, I’m super excited to be an aunt again!!!
    My dog and my Mom’s cat are now officially friends. I’ll send you a pic on Twitter.

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    Chrys Thornton

    I just registered to take a photography course at my local community college and found out the school accepts payments! Soooooo excited right now!!

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  171. So I woke up today! That is always a bonus. My husband also woke up, in fact he woke me up. That is a good thing too. We went to the gym and worked out. I did not hurt myself while working out. Which is a great thing because I actually popped a rib out of place a couple of months ago doing a glute exercise (basically a donkey kick with weights). I am now very nervous every time I work out and feel any kind of twinge in my back. I made a wonderful cup of coffee and then went outside. I am in Arizona so I was really happy to find the temperature 87 and cloudy. Most mornings it is too hot to stay outside for more than 10 minutes. I actually laid in the hammock cuddling with my old dog, so that was happy. Well except he is old and sometimes loses badder control. Well, it was happy until after I got up he peed on the hammock and the pillow. So then I had to clean it all. Not so happy! But the happy part is while cleaning the hammock with my hose, I decided to water the plants and saw my mint is growing back and my sweet potato plant is huge. Since I just tried the sweet potato plant for the heck of it and I don’t farm, I was really happy. Only I have no idea with a potato plant how you know when to pick it. I am happy that I may have actually grown something I can eat for dinner. Maybe! It will be a first. Also, I am a teacher and I go back to work/school Thursday so I am happy that today is not Thursday. I am currently reading a book on Abe Lincoln and after reading about his childhood, I am happy I did not live on the frontier back then!

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  172. I’m happy you are here.

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  173. I just helped my 95-year-old friend write a letter of encouragement to Sen. Elizabeth Warren!

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  174. When I am having a hard time, my company and coworkers have taken excellent care of me and my family for 19 years.

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  175. My almost four year old started preschool this week. My husband worked from home today and dropped her off and picked her up. In between that the one year old took a 45 minute nap and my husband and I had sex. Best day ever!

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  176. I’m happy it’s lunch because I can happily read my book in peace for an hour.

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  177. I’m happy because my 8 yo’s favourite player from the CFL gave him his phone number when we ran into him after a game. The look of awe and happiness on his face was priceless!

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  178. I’ve had 2 laptops literally go snap, crackle, pop! I mean, one of them actually smoked a little while it sat there sizzling. And both times the local computer guru gal was able to retrieve ALL my stuff, even programs. These weren’t Apples, but hopefully the same will be true for you. It cost me a couple hundred each time, and a couple weeks of waiting while she worked her magic, but it was well worth it to get all my files, photos, work product, email (!!!), everything. Thinking good thoughts for you…

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    Jackie Turner (in Canada!)

    I bought a new car. I’m 47 and it’s the first car I ever got to choose for myself. I LOVE it ❤ ❤ <3.

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  180. In an absolute MASSIVE stroke of good luck, my car had to be towed and is out of service for a week and when I was walking back into the house after having the car towed I missed a step and jacked up my ankle so now I’m without a car and hobbling which means I can’t go to work since I drive long distances and climb things at my job and also i heard there’s a big layoff happening soon, but now I get to stay mostly reclined and watch every single thing on Netflix that anyone ever told me was any good which is pretty excellent. 🙂

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  181. I’m happy it’s August 1. My birthday month celebrations will begin with National Mustard Day (8/5) at the Mustard Museum in Middleton, WI and conclude with the Cow Chip Throw (9/1) in Sauk City, WI. But mostly I’m glad my check was deposited last night so that I can go huy toilet paper!

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  182. Deep breathes. It will all work out. I don’t know when. I don’t know what it will look like. But it will.

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    Jen Clay, aka LakeGirlLifer

    Saturday will be the seventeenth anniversay of my motion-sick, water-avoiding-Pisces husband donning Sea-Bands and downing two Dramamine so he could accommodate my dream of getting married on an old-school party-barge from my youth on the lake in front of the cottage where I was conceived. It was a calm, flat day. He likes to remind me that he can get out of the marriage because he was under the influence of drugs during the ceremony. This reminder usually follows any admission that I’m right about something. 😍

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  184. Please watch and know that i’m going to buy bells at staples and train and train and train…will keep you posted!

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  185. I scooped up a job interview today and it just so happens that the dress my 4-year old chose for me to wear is looking pretty dang sweet action. I am ready to dominate this interview. Best topic is talking about yourself…………..but of course…………………..

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  186. I’m happy that so far today, my MI isn’t keeping me from being productive, I’m catching up on the last couple weeks of housework that MI has stopped me from doing.

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    AloofKitty

    I am a better person because of you.

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  188. The bff has a lapfull of kittens that we’re taking to find homes for. They’re abonded sibling pair and they melt my cold heart.

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  189. I just finished “Let’s pretend this never happened”, and i’m halfway through “Furiously Happy”, ad both are making me ridiculously happy! thank you for bringing so much laughter and joy into my world!!!

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  190. I”m happy that I found you. Not in the creepy, stalker way like I’m standing right behind you but in the way that I finally listened to my big sister who has been telling me for years that I should read your blog and your books because you and Victor remind her of my hubby and me and our childhood was all weird too and we have had years of panic attacks and anxiety. And I didn’t want to read your books because I thought to myself why would I want to read about someone else’s anxiety? Won’t that just make mine worse being anxious about their anxiousness? But I’m happy to report that didn’t happen. In fact, I just finished your first book and it made me snort out loud. And it made me feel better that there are other people out there who struggle but manage. And I have my fingers crossed for your computer and am glad to hear your new book is safe. I’m going to need it when i finish the others.

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    Kris Davis

    how bout a silly pic of my cat? oh darn, I don’t know how to imbed that in a comment box
    would a phonetically challenging joke help?
    2 olives were hanging out at the bar after a party and one of the olives rolled off the bar to the floor. his buddy rolled to the edge and looked down to ask his friend if he was okay. his friend replied “OL-LIVE”!!!
    hahahahahaha

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    angiel1208

    I got a new tattoo yesterday!

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  193. My AC died yesterday (which normally isn’t happy) but I had already scheduled a new one to be installed today. Now I don’t feel like I’m wasting the original one, I’m upgrading to the new federal requirements so I’m helping the environment, too. Summer in Kentucky (it’s both the heat and humidity) is not the best time to lose your AC!

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  194. Happy thought.. ok so it’s really hard to top the otters and the butterfly.. but here it goes. I just discovered you and am buying your audio book. I have only listened to a small sample thus far but already think you are awesome. There you go. Bask in that for a bit.
    Also.. I have been working with computers since 1998. If the Apple Store decides your hard drive is bad, tell them you want to keep the drive. There is always a chance that the data is still recoverable.. so don’t give up on it.

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  195. My elderly mom lives 4 hours away and my home/work schedules keep me from visiting as often as I would like. On Sunday we had a ‘date’ to talk on the phone and play canasta online. It was almost as good as being there so we’re going to make card dates a couple of times a week.

    Also, and completely unrelated, my dear husband and I took our dog to an event at our local cat rescue center. Yes, dogs were welcome, too. We have 3 cats and they’ve trained him to be well-behaved when in the presence of a ‘superior’ species (they’re legends in their own minds – if they weren’t so darn adorable they’d be absolutely insufferable.) All the guests at the event were lovin’ on my dog and he was so happy I thought his tail would fly off from over-enthusiastic wagging. We didn’t win the raffle but we donated to a great cause and the dog came home with another toy

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    Jessica S.

    I’m happy because we still have leftovers in our fridge and don’t have to cook tonight.

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  197. I have two brand new puppies named Sage and Basil. They have the best stinky puppy breath and make me laugh out loving. I’m actually countingg minutes until I can go home and see them again.

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  198. Little fun facts:
    When I was in grade 8… five years ago now, we made Christmas decorations at school, and mine was a wooden plaque that I painted for my mom with a picture of Beyonce the Metal chicken on the front and on the back it read “Knock, knock, mofo” I wrote Mofo in case a teacher saw me writing it. I was prettty sure they didn’t know what mofo was but “Mother fucker” would’ve been pretty obvious.

    The first line in my first Youtube video for a trailer that has brought me and many people together, was for a guy who broke down a door and yelled “KNOCK, KNOCK, MOTHER FUCKERS.” I think you can tell that I really enjoyed the story of Beyonce. This was 2 and a half years ago. I now work with a wonderful team of incredibly talented people from all over the world and meet a few of them annually at a convention. The convention this year is in 30 days.

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  199. I’m going swimming with my six-year-old nephew, who has more energy than any one human should have. Seriously, he’s been here since last Saturday and I’m exhausted. But he’s so sweet and kind hearted so it’s been great to have him.

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    Eddie Roosenmaallen

    Unless you actually ground the hard drive into powder, the data is most likely recoverable; if there’s no major physical damage it probably won’t even cost much to recover it (depending on the techs at Apple, it might not cost any extra! They have some smart and talented people there).

    As for a happy thought, here’s the one I’m coasting on:
    Yesterday my wife-type-human and her daughter went out for a mommy-daughter day, the plan was a movie and supper. After the movie, walking to the restaurant, Sammy (my stepdaughter, who while she doesn’t dislike me, mostly doesn’t acknowledge me) asked her mom to text me and see if I wanted to join them for supper. She didn’t want me sitting at home all by myself. It meant a lot to me. If a 12-year-old girl can open up a bit to her stepdad, the world can’t be all bad.

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  201. Our very twitchy lunatic ginger cat just crawled up next to me, had a massive knead/nuzzle/drool session into my blanket, and curled up into a purring ball of snuggle by my legs. A rare and much-enjoyed treat from him. Breathe, let the Apple boys work their magic, and invest in a backup hard drive. 😉

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    Elizabeth Grace

    I am having the best Alaskan summer I’ve ever had. I am so happy to have my daughter in town before she goes to China. I have 2 bonus daughters that have come into my life whom I love & I feel so loved by the most amazing man that I love. It’s almost more happy than I can bear.

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  203. My last apple computer would decide to implode with some frequency. But if I gave it long enough, it always came back and I could back it up. I mean I literally once left it alone for a week or two and then it miraculously started back up. So, don’t give up hope yet. Sometimes the gremlins in the machine just need to calm down.

    As far as happy things… I went to an arboretum this weekend with my kids (which was a… thing because of moodiness all around), and we found this really cool tree/bush that had these gorgeous flowers hanging off of it upside down. It was all kinds of pretty colors and just beautiful and ridiculous because they were all upside down. And then I went home and find out it’s more ridiculous and fantastic because not only do the flowers grow upside down, they only are fragrant at night and it turns out the whole thing is poisonous. I feel like this plant is all of us. Beautiful, but ridiculous as all hell. The are called “Angel’s Trumpets” http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/angels-trumpet/

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  204. My two analog clocks in my bedroom tick in time to each other (one ticks at half the ticks the other one does) , so it makes a funky beat. That’s the first thing I hear (after the alarms, of course).

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  205. Right now I am rocking my 1st grandchild He is 5 weeks old. In another 4 weeks my 2nd grandson will be born … I was sitting here thinking its a good thing I don’t have dinosaur arms, or CeeLo arms as well call it in our family. They would be too short to fit around 2 babies at once .

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  206. I’m happy to know that you’re writing a new book! Also happy that there’s a new Levar Burton Reads podcast story to listen to. I’m also happy that I heard about his podcast here …it’s my new favorite thing ( along with iced chai latte).

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  207. Samwise Pupper McCleod of the Clan McCleod has not had any accidents in the house for 3 days now! It cooled down to the high 90’s in Austin, and what a difference that makes.

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  208. My 70 something auntie just sent me a birthday card with a business proposal for an idea she had, using some kind of magical feathers to decrease sex drives. I can’t make this shit up.

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  209. I got an email from my cable company today giving me “Complimentary HBO” and, since I’m a word person, I started thinking about how, yeah, they just mean it’s free, but wouldn’t it be funnier if it could be HBO telling me that I look marvelous? I would turn that channel on every day!

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  210. I’m happy because after 35 years of being alone, and hurting, I have found a wonderful man who loves me for who I am. Someone who I regularly drive 2 hours one way to see, teice a week just for the smile he brings to my face and the joy he brings to my life.

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  211. I’m happy because to date three monarch butterflies have “hatched” on my milkweed plant this year. And because a stray cat recently adopted me and he’s fabulous.

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  212. I just got finished going my second cataract surgery…and more drops…now in both eyes…the drops are the worst part…and I can’t bend lift anything over 20 lbs and can’t let sweat get in my eye…there you go..

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  213. A co-worker brought me awesome homemade tomato soup – it’s a good day!

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  214. Listening to my oldest and youngest happily eating their lunch downstairs. Filled with gratitude I’m able to work from home.

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    Catherine Doss

    Dis wuddle face…

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  216. July is behind us, and wasn’t as excruciatingly hot as usual. Things in my part of Texas are still a little bit green. There is still water in my lake. These things make me very happy. Only one more month of the crazy hot summer temps! We can get through this! Fall is coming! (All two days of it!)

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  217. I am happy my mother in law made spontaneous plans to come out and visit this weekend from the East Coast. No sarcasm, I really am happy about that. I actually really like my MIL and it’s free babysitting (cause lets face it, she’s coming to see the kid, not us!!)

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  218. Don’t worry! I bet it’s all there. I wrote tons of pages over a month and thought I lost everything when my system crashed. Everything was recovered.

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    halfsicilian

    I found this quote and wanted to send your way – you bring so much happiness to me I’m happy to help you cheer up in some way:
    You carry so much love in your heart. Give some. To yourself.

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  220. I found Mac & Cheese virtual running metals! I am so excited! I haven’t officially started running, but I’ll do just about anything for Mac N Cheese!

    http://www.virtualrunevents.com/friends-forever-5k-2017-who-is-the-mac-to-your-cheese/

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  221. I’m listening to a beautiful audio book, and have a moment to just sit and listen and draw. Also, breakfast this morning was super tasty.

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  222. It smells like rain outside thismorning. I love that smell!

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  223. I’m happy that my husband brought home fresh doughnuts this morning. Admittedly, he brought them AFTER he went to the gym at 5:30 AM, but still. Fresh doughnuts!

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  224. Not all my hair is turning gray. I have a random dark brown one that has sprouted on the inside of my right forearm (clearly in a spot not usually inhabited by hair). I tried to take a picture to go with my good news, but I can’t take a photo with my left hand. Well, I can, but it usually isn’t the photo I was trying to get!

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    Cayce Osborne

    Listening to the Theft By Finding audiobook read by David Sedaris. It doesn’t get much better than listening to him read his own stuff.

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  226. I am home on a post-vacation recovery day. My IBS decided to flare on the last day of the trip, so I’m happy to be home with my dogs and a day of rest ahead.

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  227. I made my first gif today!

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  228. Despite rheumatoid arthritis, I can still type (slower, but whatever) and play my guitar (not as well, but good enough). And I have a copy of Furiously Happy to listen to.

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  229. I bought 5 sex-linked chicks, meaning they were sexed to be sure they are hens. But two of them want me expected me to spend money for transgender surgery. I now have three roosters, when my flock can only support 1 rooster. No idea what to do. I was going to have them enlisted in the military in the cooking program, but now they aren’t accepting transgender recruits. Though, I honestly don’t know if that includes transgender roosters that were hens. In the meanwhile, their hormones are screwed up and I can’t afford their daily hormone medications, so I have to stay outside to make sure the three roosters don’t start fighting. Which means I am basically sitting on my back porch watching the hens have sex against their will and providing a cigarette to the roosters after they’ve had sex. I’ve never smoked, so I didn’t realize that a carton of cigarettes is nearly as expensive as the medications for transgender hens that want to be roosters. The alpha rooster herds his favorite hens into the coop every morning, so they can lay their eggs. He paces in front of the egg laying boxes or stands in the doorway to block it from the hens and transgender roosters that have flocked together. I assume he is telling them that his bitches were there first and they get first dibs on the egg laying boxes. Their bitches have to wait. I think the alpha rooster takes the mock Clint Eastwood (Do you feel clucky today?) sign on the front of the coop seriously.

    https://chickenart.com/collections/artwork/products/clint-nestwood

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  230. My daughter and I moved to this whole other state because a friend assured us it was totally copasetic if we moved in with her. Turns out, not so much, her landlord is freaking out and we have to move this month. I know no one else in this area, I’m self-employed and I’ve already got one eviction on my record, so I’m freaked right TF out that no one will rent to me and we’ll end up in a shelter. Umm …. feel better yet? God I suck at this.

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  231. EVER so happy to have air conditioning, and that I just force fit to extra filters into my cheap as f*@k air conditioner because I am that bad-ass. Also – totally happy that I had enough duct tape to make the “blankety blank blank” filter cover “fit” back on. AND…I’m sure my husband will be totally happy when the cover flies off in the middle of the night and smacks him (not me, mind you – definitely him) in the face and leaves a scar he can brag about to his friends. 😀

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  232. I hosted ten girls ages three to eight for a fancy tea party at my less than fancy home and they loved it. Other moms helped me when I was overwhelmed and a fried made her gift crafts for the kids. I love my tribe!

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  233. My baby boy is turning SIX today, and I’m pretty sure that he’s gonna stop being such an asshole now.

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  234. My four month old kitten and I just finished playing a frantic game of chase/hide-and-seek (I think that’s what we were doing, but she may have a totally different take on the rules). We take turns running down the hall and ducking through a doorway to hide until the other races past. I jump out and yell, “Boo!” She then takes off back down the hall to hide. When I run past, she leaps out with her front legs raised high above her head (imitating my gestures when I jump out). I take ‘squeal in terror’, because the kitten loves that, and run off laughing hysterically as I take my turn hiding. My other, older cat, stares at us like we have both gone insane (she’s not far off the mark). Oh, and if it helps the mental picture of this ridiculous image, I’m a great-grandmother.

    Then, still out of breath, I check my computer and read that you have another book in the works! Well, of course you do … but just saying … we heard it here first!!!!

    So, it’s been a doubly wonderful morning. No, make that triple-wonderful; running through the house with my kitten counts as exercise! Haven’t laughed this much in a very long time.

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  235. It rained in California this morning!

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  236. I have insurance if the supposed damage in my downstairs neighbor’s (AKA the a$$hat) turns out to be real and somehow turns out to be from a totally unknown issue in my unit.

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  237. I got a job as a professional mascot after wanting to be one for YEARS AND YEARS and it’s exactly as awesome and fun as I thought, even when it’s 100 degrees outside. I’m a pickle. A professional pickle. A cuke for hire.

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  238. I made my first gif today.

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  239. Audio books narrated by Wil Wheaton. 🙂

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  240. I found Siamese kitten in a tree last week! It was soooo magical!

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  241. Hang in there, Jenny. All is probably not lost – it just may take a while to get to it. Breath deeply and expect the Universe to take good care of you.

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  242. I’m 47 and currently in law school (going into public interest law) after 20 years of waiting to go. And I’m finally doing something that will make a difference for at least one person. That makes me happy.

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  243. I am alive and moving forward and that is enough to make me happy.

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  244. I’m happy, because I know there really are Genius working at Apple and they’ll help you out. Also, the end is near for SCROTUS (so called ruler of the U.S.)

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  245. Someone filmed a baby goat having the time of his life on a trampoline. I’ve watched it at least 25 times.

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  246. A year ago I was I the depths of depression and anxiety and only days away from checking into a psych ward. Today… well, I’m not depressed or anxious, I am functioning well at my job and I am starting school tomorrow to finish my bachelors degree.

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  247. Outta my first trimester. That’s exciting baby is still cooking it seems

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  248. If my miniature schnauzer saw you, he would be so happy. He’s happy to see everyone, but just imagine a little bearded dog with a nub tail wiggling so fast his butt has to wiggle with it.

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  249. I’ve upgraded from soft foods to baked potatoes! Furiously happy!

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  250. Don’t you worry pumpkin, but get yourself a large backup drive to take with you when you go to Apple just in case. They can transfer your hardrive onto it, then you use that to boot a new computer and eveything is exactly as it was. My IMac fried during a power outage, it wouldn’t even turn on but they got the hardrive I hadn’t backed up!

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  251. And stingrays love pets! https://www.instagram.com/p/BXMAfx9lZWM/?taken-by=geneva.marie
    Went to the zoo for my daughter’s 22nd birthday and this was one of the highlights ❤

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  252. I bought myself pretty roses Sunday and they are brightening up my kitchen.

    I am going to order a kids meal from outback for lunch. If you order the grilled chicken and a side salad it’s only $7.50 and I feel like I have tricked them. You can’t do this if you are dining in, but you can get it to go.

    I will be taking Friday off from work for my birthday.

    My friend is attempting to make me a gluten free cake for said birthday. No matter how it turns out, I will feel loved.

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  253. Oh no no no no! I’d be in tears too. Yuck.

    Um..something happy. Something happy. OK.
    The other day I told my son the “Pete and his brother Repeat” joke 4 times before he got it.

    For those of you who’ve never heard the joke, here it goes.

    Pete and his brother Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?

    Repeat.

    (Repeat ad nauseum until they figure out they’re not supposed to say “Repeat” because you’ll just repeat the same thing over again.)

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  254. I got to meet a lot of really great people today who are trying to make the world a better place!

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  255. After being out of work for about six month I finally got a job working at a sex shop. It makes me happy how happy most people who are buying dongs and vibrators are. I mean, genuinely cheerful! Good vibrations, Jenny!

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  256. I just bought tickets to go see my favorite band in the pines with my sister and cousins later this month. So, road trip to cooler weather, with family, to hear great music, and probably get drunk on excellent tequila!

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  257. I live in San Antonio TOO! What a coinkydink!

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    Jeepgirl30

    It’s my birthday. My 3 three kids and 2 dogs snuggled in bed with me this morning and made me late for work. My husband and my boss sent me flowers. I’m going to drink an entire bottle of champagne tonight and I’m hopefully going to the beach this weekend. 😀

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  259. I am buying my first home…no man involved. It is a huge deal as I never thought I would be able to do any of this without relying on a man. I can do it, I will do it, I AM doing it!

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  260. Vacation. begins. Friday.

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  261. Ugh, I recently spent $150 fixing my own computer, computer problems really suck! Let’s see, something happy. My stepdad is coming to visit in less then three weeks, and in four weeks I’m going to be on a belated birthday trip to San Diego. Also, new kittens at Kitten Academy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfEDmNyDoNA

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  262. My cute Devon Rex cat and kitten Cleo and Jonah
    My girls, Cavaliers Matilda and Lucy. They are both in bed snoring. Although it’s Ioud I like it because one day I won’t be hearing it anymore.

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  263. I went rollerblading along the beach today instead of going to work. 🙂
    I hope your computer gets fixed soon.

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    Jenifer K.

    I’m happy that my 5 year old daughter, who I call the Overlord, is thriving in pre-school. She just started swim lessons and loves it. I’m very proud of her.

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  265. I am happy and so very grateful for having the best doctor in the world. The best thing is that she never gives me up. She has been there with me through panic attacks, flashbacks, flood of tears and she is my angel.

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  266. Snowball will MURDELIZE YOU for touching his pacifier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA0lT0XmYvM

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  267. I’ve been there, lost things, electronic things. It hurts but, Jenny, they are things, just things. You are still here and you are very much loved and appreciated. Please know that it’s stuff lost not the best of you.

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  268. Watching a rescue kitten live stream:

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  269. I just bought PF Chang’s frozen meals on clearance for $3.49/bag.

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  270. Baby animals always cheer me up…. https://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/send-them-back

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  271. After five days in the psych ward I finally came home yesterday. Last night I spent an hour sniffing my 9yr olds skin, hopefully not in a creepy way but I’m unclear at this point.

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  272. I tried to send a text message with a box of sunscreen, and pre-treated a stain with febreeze. My week has been awesome so far.

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    fruitcakewriter

    I bought new quilting fabric called Sand in My Shoes that looks like colors from the ocean and the beach.
    I am happy to read all this good news from people–so far it’s 243 posts!

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  274. Otters have toe beans!

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  275. My uncle had been missing for over a week and he has been found!

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    Sara McPherson

    My five-month-old has been trying for nearly two weeks to imitate us blowing raspberries. This morning, he was whining in his crib in the wee hours, calling for us from the other room while he crawled around on all fours. I switched on the lamp, turned him over, lifted him into my arms — and he promptly blew a perfect raspberry, spraying me with spit from my hairline to my collarbones, and then laughed gleefully for nearly a minute straight. It was a delightful way to start my Tuesday 🙂

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  277. http://comicmayhem.life/oh-canada/i-love-canadavia-rupan-bal/KNyer

    The best part is how completely unfazed everyone is.

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  278. 284
    Christi Love

    My hard drive completely melted down beyond repair and I had NO BACKUP. Not only all my files (including tax & other important docs that I didn’t have hard copies of) but I’m the keeper of my job (which is a virtual web-based biz) files too. What a loser! I totally freaked but all my data was retrieved despite worse-case scenario. Yours is there somewhere too. There is special equipment that can do this as I found out…not cheap but worth it. Now I’m backed up in the cloud…lesson learned. Try not to panic, you haven’t lost everything.

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  279. Netto Katzen (known as Mau-mau and Grocery Catss in my house) works well to distract my 1.5yo and 4yo from crying.

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  280. You aren’t me and you don’t have to find all of your business receipts from the whole last year and reconcile all of your bank statements on Quickbooks which you don’t know how to work today because you have a meeting with the accountants tomorrow and you’ll go to jail if you don’t get the taxes filed right this time plus be fined eleventy million dollars even though the business hasnt made a profit yet and you’re already sleepy and it’s only 9 am.

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  281. This social anxiety riddled chick got out and had a really good date Sunday night.

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  282. That otters + butterfly + Shostakovich video keeps me smiling. After a crushing bout of depression that kept me from writing for about a month, I seem to have my writing mojo back. The fog has burned off and the sun is shining. For the first time since moving to CA 13 months ago, my blood pressure was back to normal at yesterday’s MD appointment.

    Backblaze. They have saved my sanity more than once. I love them.

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  283. Sorry about the Canada post. That link didn’t copy correctly – I thought I was posting about loose elephants!

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  284. My cat Bob likes to sleep on my feet when I’m wearing my Ugg slippers. He weighs 18# so he tends to pin me down which is cool. I can’t do chores or run errands because I don’t want to disturb Bob. Bob naps and I catch up on my reading – this makes both of us happy.

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    asaradragon

    I’m a little low on inspiration today myself, but animated eyes and arms on things always make me smile. I hope they help you too!!

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  286. I convinced my two-year-old that a still frozen mini-pancake was a “pancake popsicle.”

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  287. Sorry about the Canada post (# 283). That link didn’t copy correctly – I thought I was posting about loose elephants!

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  288. I’m happy Season 3 of Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce is on Netflix. I’m also happy I took the high road today instead of being petty and making a horrific situation worse. Sometimes doing what’s right is a lot less satisfying than being petty, but it’s the right thing to do.

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  289. It will be ok. I hope it’s like the time I called IT with an issue and they looked and looked and looked while I noticed the computer appeared to not be plugged in. May that be the case for you so that you may also walk around laughing hysterically every time you see the IT guy.

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  290. My devil cat Jethro didn’t bite me today. That’s a plus!

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  291. I am finally coming out of a 3 year bout of depression! It’s amazing to actually feel good again. Don’t worry. Those techie folks will fix your computer! So happy you are working on a new book!

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  292. I’ve been noticing cute painted rocks around town. Apparently it’s this: https://www.today.com/amp/parents/rock-painting-groups-connect-families-communities-t111934 These little bits of happy are making my day!

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    Golfinggrannie

    My best friend is coming to see me. We have known each other since we were 11 but we hardly ever see each other. When we do, we just carry on from where we left off. I haven’t seen her for three years and I’m really looking forward to showing her the beauties of South Wales – castles, ancient churches, lovely villages, cliffs and beaches.

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  294. I had a hysterectomy a week ago and I was really really scared but recovery is going great.

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  295. I have paint. Paint is good. I get to make happy paintings with it. Hard to get much better than that…unless you also have bourbon.

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  296. Did you happen to see the otters seeing the butterfly video? https://youtu.be/ICbG8LUDwaQ This person on twitter is funny (I think) @astrologyheaux Here’s a link for Whose Line is it anyway? Which never fails to make me laugh. http://cwseed.com/shows/whose-line-is-it-anyway/brad-sherwood-2/?play=fd17ba64-6692-44a0-959d-3c5e5306d82e Hope this helps. Love and Hugs to you. ❤ ❤

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  297. On this day in 2013, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, my rainbow baby. I always enjoy celebrating all of my milestones of being pregnant with her because I thought I’d never experience it. It also happens to be my nana’s birthday so I think I’ll call her and send her good wishes.
    I’m sorry about your computer and send you good tech vibez. 💚

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  298. I filled out the paperwork to renew my passport today. I don’t have any plans to travel at the moment, but having a passport will make it more fun to daydream about visiting places I’ve never been.

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  299. Some homeless people I met recently finally got a home today.

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  300. That young otters suck their tail when they fall asleep. Like children sucking their thumbs.

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  301. My boyfriend is in IT, and they can retrieve ALMOST ANYTHING from a fucked computer. There is hope!

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  302. I literally followed the circus truck to work today. I’m hoping it’s not a sign of how my day will be lol.
    And I’m sure the government has all your data backed up if you need it 😉

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  303. Hearing you’re working on a new book has been the happiest thing I’ve heard all day. I love your work. It’s saved me on more than one occasion. How cool is it that you are such a hero. You’ve literally saved lives. Probably thousands. All because you had the balls to tell your story and love people you don’t even know. Please don’t cry. We all love you very very much.

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  304. I’m happy when my kitties cuddle with me and purr in my ear.

    Also, I’m happy that my boss encourages the taking of “mental health days”.

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  305. Noboday but me knows that my sister is going to have another baby.

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  306. It rained in OKC this morning. That makes me very happy. We haven’t had a good rain here in over 2 months.

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    Heather Mazzeo

    There’s a company called DriveSavers that can help you recover data if Apple is unable to.
    https://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com

    Good luck, Jenny!

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  308. I’m wearing a cute dress that I sewed, and I remembered to bring a scarf to work because my office is FREEZING. And anytime I can remember to do something I’m supposed to, I feel like a boss who is winning at life, even if it’s something silly like “bring a scarf to the freezing cold office.”

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  309. I’ve got no happy things. I almost laid my hand right on a giant cockroach at work, as it was hiding in the paper towel roll. I called the City Of San Antonio on the jerks in the bodyshop next door for blocking our parking lot again (which made me happy), and today is the 14th anniversary of my mom’s death.
    So my day is kind of shit.
    HOWEVER….Apple people are pretty magical and I’m quite certain they can find and save all your stuff.

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  310. Just the most bizarre YouTube videos ever: http://inter-dimensionalcable.xyz

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  311. I’m happy for ONE DRIVE – free cloud backup. I can access files from anywhere I’m logged in, and it’s FREE (for the amount I’m using.) No worries at all about my PC dying and losing data. & I’m happy I have a husband who’s an IT guy who helped make sure I had it set up.
    Sorry to rub it in, but it IS something I’m happy about!

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  312. Today is my dog’s birthday. Gotta be happy for that! She is a year old and still looks like a gremlin.

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  313. For almost 20 years my daughters and I have taken lots of day trips in the summer. Today my daughters took off on their own day trip, shopping and exploring places we have never been before. I’m feeling proud of them, a wee little bit left out and a wee little bit worried about driving in a big city without mama or dad but,mostly happy that they want to spend the whole day together exploring.

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    JenniferNennifer

    You might need to wait until your computer is working (sending good techie energy your way) before trying to view these, because I predict you will want to look at all of them!

    amazing tiny crochet animals: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SuAmi?ref=l2-shopheader-name

    amazing felted? animalshttps://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudiaMarieFelt?ref=shop_sugg

    and thank you, all commenters before me, LOVED reading all the fun things.

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  315. As long as a hard drive is physically intact, its data can be recovered (often even if it’s damaged.) May take a non-Apple tech, but there are plenty around.
    For whatever it’s worth, after I lost a lot of work to unrecoverable hard drive crashes (yeah, twice, I learn slowly), I back my stuff up weekly to two separate backup drives (one is external), and if I’ve done any important writing or other work I back that up on a flash drive at the end of the day. Probably a little OCD.
    Also for whatever it’s worth, I really don’t care for Apple products – they’re like Italian sports cars: flashy, pretty, overpriced, and high-maintenance. Come to think of it, that also describes my second wife…
    Also, SSDI finally approved my application after only four and a half years of fighting back and forth, with the VA having already declared me 100% disabled before it even started (the Social Security Judge, Judge Gaslight, just sniffed and said the VA had different standards.)
    Now I have some playing with cats to do – good luck with your computer.

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  316. I impulse-bought comically large marshmallows at the grocery

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  317. Gahhh…. fucked computers are the worst kind, I hate that. I am loving that I have a Nanny day today, which means I get to hide away on my own, write, draw, whatever I fancy really! WHoop!

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    ShredderFeeder

    Trust in the Apple Store people. They should be able to fix it.

    I agree with Megs… I use OneDrive for everything… You get a terabyte with a basic office365 subscription, which is all email and such for about $6 a month.

    Even paid separately though, it’s well worth it. 🙂

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  319. My best friend has been fighting his depression for years, and suddenly seems to be winning the fight! His new motorcycle is bringing him so much joy, and seeing him happy is making me happy too. Also I finished the tough part of my chemo, and I’m feeling so much better. After all the complications I went through, I’m thrilled to have it behind me. This next round is supposed to be easier, and I definitely deserve easier.

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  320. I am taking sign language classes to become an interpreter. I am really enjoying the classes and making it to them in spite of my severe anxiety and agoraphobia.

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  321. Happy things! I’ve had two glasses of wine, my house will be on the market in two weeks and I will go move home to my father, andddd my cat won’t stop giving me love.

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  322. I loved reading all of these!

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    fallconskat

    Today is my 54th birthday! My hubby took the dog out at 6 before he left for work and accidentally woke me, so he said happy birthday. My daughter texted me at her midnight (different time zones) with a pic of a stripper. We’re weird like that. My son and ex texted me with birthday greetings. My hair is recovering from the 5 inches I cut off in January and finally covers my shoulder blades again! It needs dying, on the other hand I dye it magenta, so no one thinks it’s my natural color anyway.

    And my daughter told me they’re moving, then asked if I can come to Florida for a couple of weeks this fall to be there when the wee dictator comes home from school, till she can get daycare arranged. Of course!

    Oh, and I got two pairs of suede boots for $35 in a clearance buy one get one sale. Gotta love that kinda bargain! Hugs to you in the computer woes!

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    flamechick

    I don’t know a lot about computers but I do know it is hard to lose everything anymore; and I DO know about anxiety and that it is easy to go to the worst case scenario without stopping along the way. So deep breath, and trust that things will be fine. And even if they are not – you can get through that too!

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    Christa McElroy

    It’s a beautiful day in Michigan and we are playing hookey from everything and going to the beach. Your stuff is still in your computer. The Apple Geeks will find it. XOX
    Christa

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    surprisingwoman

    I painted my fingernails last night and it’s a new color. I am not completely sure about it but it’s okay. I haven’t redone the polish on my toes since March when I visited my daughter in Florida. I just keep painting over the old where it needs it. I hate doing my toenails and I am so proud of this genius way of stretching out a pedicure. I am going to shave my legs today and touch up my toes and I will look like I have spent all kinds of time on personal grooming when I haven’t. Genius

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  327. I lost my online teaching job and people are donating to my classroom for when I have to go back to traditional teaching bc I haven’t had a paycheck since June and can’t afford to get the things I need. The generosity of others is amazing.

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  328. I’m happy to hear you are working on a new book!

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    AliceFrost

    Designed my engagement ring and wedding band, and have solid direction for his as well… so incredibly happy looking into the future!

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  330. I’m confident you’ll get your computer data restored!
    Meantime… hmm…. happy things… my almost-8-year-old (very mild mannered and typically quiet) daughter discovered she has some Norse ancestry on one side of the family, and has decided to identify herself as a Viking. She now lets put a piercing battle-cry or shrieks like a banshee throughout the day to show enthusiasm (or any other emotions). Apparently, this is how real Vikings behave, or so she tells me. It’s really quite endearing and hilarious.

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  331. All these posts made me happy… can you imagine us all in a room? I mean together, not separate little rooms? Happy chaos would ensue.

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  332. I’m excited for the total solar eclipse and thought I’d invite a few friends over because our new home is in the path of totality. It’ll be around 1:15, so I’ve decided I better offer something to eat, but was wondering what until I realized the obvious: cheese! It works on so many level. (I may be overtired.)
    Kiddos hugs also have been sustaining me.

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  333. We haven’t had A/C for 2 months. Today it gets turned back on. It is only 86 degrees in the house now so I don’t even know why I need it 🙂
    Apple always solves my techy crap. It will be good (and I did cry in the Apple store twice so it is totally ‘normal.’)

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  334. This morning I saw a huge truck with a phone number on the front, 506-DOUG, and then DOUG’S RUBBISH on the side, and then I noticed this little old man sitting in the front seat, looking cheerful and determined and undeniably DOUG.

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  335. I just cut my grass and now my yard looks so nice! And so do my flower beds🌼🌹🌸

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  336. I have a candy Ring Pop waiting for me at home when I’m done work!!! 🙂 Sometimes it’s the little things!

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  337. I had the opportunity to spend a little time with a friend I hadn’t seen in over 30 years. Plus, I got really good pizza in the bargain!

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    Jennifer Hood

    I just finished eating a unicorn sweet bread and all that is left is pink, purple and aqua unicorn crumbs on my plate.

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  339. Day 2 of an allergic reaction, but the kids are being awesome, the couch and blanket are cozy, and one of the kitties is curled up with me, purring.

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    Tamara Clohessy

    It would have been my 38th wedding anniversary a couple days ago, if I hadn’t gotten divorced 12 years ago. I celebrated that it was NOT my anniversary.

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  341. I finish work at 2:30 and then it’s wine o’clock! That’s all I’ve fot

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  342. The baby boy who joined me in the world 17 years ago asked for my homemade mac & cheese on his bday. Proving that no matter how old and “manly” we get, we always need our moms:). Makes this mom happy! Plus, I have a 90-lb. furry ball of joy–my rescue dog–snuggling at my side at this very moment.

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  343. 351
    Lynda Salomone

    I can’t waiting for the new book. Furiously Happy helped me out of a bad place better than any meds. I laughed out loud! I had to take reading breaks because my eyes were so scrunched up from laughing! My husband said it made him so happy to hear me laugh again. Then I read Let’s Pretend…! I tell everybody about you, how funny, smart, talented, brave, and helpful you are. I know this comment isn’t funny, but I hope it cheers you. I’m hoping for a speedy and complete recovery for your computer!

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  344. I saw a cardinal. A visit from my mother in Heaven!

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  345. I’m happy that I finally got my shit together enough to actually read books that were sent to me to review. Woo

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  346. What you should do is google Fiona the hippo from the cincinnati zoo – I promise you’ll smile 🙂

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  347. Speaking of otters…went on a motorcycle ride on Sunday and found this little tiki bar in the middle of Wisconsin…The Thirsty Otter http://www.thirstyotter.com/

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  348. My father had knee surgery on July 10th. When I saw him this past weekend the spark was back in his eyes. When I asked him if I could bring him anything he asked for liverwurst from a local butcher shop. It thrills me that he is well enough to have a craving. He starts PT today!

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  349. I am happy that I still had enough leftover soup that I did not have to cook anything new for lunch.

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  350. Asiago bagel and egg sandwich, coffee , and another cheesy installment of The Iron Druid Chronicles. Plus cats

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    Sandra Regina

    My foster cat went from hiding in boxes and not eating anything (seriously, I was freaking out) to full on cuddly sleeping-on-my-bed lover mode in only a couple of weeks. Now to get her to stop freaking out about the cats that actually live there…

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  352. After pulling it apart 9 times, I finally figured out why the second fingerless glove wasn’t looking like the first one I crocheted last night. That might not sound as exciting as it really is. But trust me… it was the highlight of my day.

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  353. 🌮 It’s Taco Tuesday! 🌮

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  354. I’m happy that we burned the giant brush pile the previous house owner left… and it did NOT set anything else on fire.

    Also, I back up my shiz on Mozy Dropbox and Back blaze. Because I’m paranoid after losing my first three novels to a crash.

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  355. It’s Taco Tuesday!!

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  356. I have my three Grandkiddies from Colorado here in Seattle for the week while the parental units are cruising to Alaska. Kids are great granddog, pooped on the carpet tWice this morning while teenagers slept in

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  357. I’m very happy to hear that you are working on a new book!!

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  358. I’m writing a children’s book! Yes, ME! It involves tentacles, a squirrel war, a bag of brave, and a scaredy bunny named Barley. You, as always, helped inspire it.

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  359. my chiropractor says she thinks i’m NOT having a vertigo attack (again), but my spine & muscles were tightly bound up from top to bottom. to me, that is great news!

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  360. These flame throwing gloves exist in the world:

    https://www.themarysue.com/firebending-gloves/

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    wyldeworld

    Ok what’s making me happy right now is pretty epic and thanks to your books. I didn’t listen to anxiety or depressions voice and went for a few things and this is the result:
    -I’m painting an X Files mural on a wall of a coffee shop with other talented artists doing their own murals
    -I am having a poem published in an anthology
    -My photographs were among the selected to be in this years university agenda
    -And I gave my first public motivational speaking on mental health and my story to a small group and didn’t pass out or run away. After I hugged your Furiously Happy Book cause your books are my security blanket

    Hope your computer gets unfucked. Wait, that sounds wrong.

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  362. I had been procrastinating on doing something little that wasn’t terribly important. Last night I discovered that I had, in fact, already done it and just totally forgotten. Yay!
    Also, I’m happy that I’m no longer an anorexic vampire (hypovolemic). It turns out that there are pills that can fix that. I call them my anti-vampirism pills. 🙂

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  363. My friends & I ( 4 women) were in Oklahoma & we asked the hotel concierge if there were any Tapas restaurants in town & she looked horrified & scornful & said “We don’t have those sorts of things here.” Later we realized she thought we asked for TOPLESS restaurants

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  364. I thought I lost 7500 pictures on my phone a few months ago including the newborn pictures of my youngest. I got it working after about 18 hours though and a lot of internet scouring and a call to Apple. And I might have finally learned my lesson about not leaving 7500 unbacked up photos on my phone that could get lost or stolen or broken at any moment.

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  365. I texted my best friend from the bathroom stall yesterday : How can I be constipated when I have been living on Smoothies for a week; they literally have the word SMOOTHIE as a name?

    Signed: Backed up in Seattle

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  366. I let a guy go before me In the checkout line at Central Market since he only had one item and the turd did not even thank me! Of course I bitched about him the rest of the time undoing my nice gesture. Lots of turds out there people💩💩 Don’t be a turd! 🤗

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  367. I found my a-hole cat on top of my fridge just now. His shock was genuine when I walked in, and rather than have the decency to show some kind of effing shame, his reaction was to jump on me like a rabid flying squirrel. And he doesn’t even have the balls to look or act ashamed or even a slight bit embarrassed.

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    H Hollingsworth

    I’m so very happy that it’s raining and the high today is supposed to be in the low 80s after two weeks of brutal hundred degree weather. Breathing a sigh of relief – in fresh air.

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  369. I am happy today because after work I am doing some fun HAM radio stuff with a couple friends. It will be a great time!

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  370. I am making a big batch of Super Bubble Solution so my kids and nieces can celebrate my Grandmothers 97 th Birthday tomorrow We LOVE super bubbles. The bigger the better!

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  371. Someone sent me this and I find it quite calming. This is my kind of meditation.

    F*ck That: An Honest Meditation. (Audio is NSFW.)

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  372. As others have mentioned, I’m happy you’re working on a new book! Yesterday I even managed a completely happy moment – the first one in many years. Everything’s coming up Milhouse!
    PS – If Apple is unable to recover the data, feel free to reach out. I haven’t met many hard drives I wasn’t able to work with 🙂

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  373. I’m happy that someone I sort of see around my workplace every now and then happened to mention your book and blog, and now I get to read it.

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  374. I’ve been in the “MY COMPUTER IS FUCKED” place before. Then my hubby recited some mystical incantations, we sacrificed a pirated copy of Windows 95 over a raging bonfire, and I sang, “99 jpegs of pics on the drive, 99 jpegs of pics” and everything magically came back. Hope the same happens for you. hugs

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  375. I’m happy that it’s a beautiful day and I will be with my daughter after work.

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  376. Baby goats in pyjamas.

    You will get it ALL back!!

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  377. It’s the first of August and I have decided to begin a new art journal in which I am going to tell all the critics in my head (and maybe elsewhere) to shut up — I AM an artist, I don’t need to give it up already just because I am older, nothing has to be for sale (ie: please anyone else) and Grandma Moses was older than me when she started, so there! Or something like that. I am also going to leave a libation of strong coffee for the computer goddess just in case …

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  378. I’m concerned about alligators moving into the lake our house is on in Arkansas. My caretaker who feeds the geese says ask the “swamp people” in southern Arkansas because they will know how far the alligators have migrated. So now I have a lead.

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  379. The Apple store is great. You’ll get your stuff back.

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  380. Last week, I rescued a cat off the side of the freeway. After the shelter I took her to rejected her as “not adoptable”, I picked her up and took her home, because she is so sweet and clearly they are nuts. She has wounds on her paw pads and has trouble walking, but she’s clean and cared for and starting to be a real cat again!

    I named her Posy, and she’ll be staying with me as long as it takes to find her a lovely forever home.

    Cozy Posy! 💤🌸 Guess who got some pain meds and is feeling reeeeal nice tonight? 😉

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  381. My very first ever submitted short story gets published today!!! I don’t have a link to the magazine yet, but it’s gonna be out there in the world sometime soon. Though I am ecstatic about it, I am also so terrified I can hardly breathe. But, I’m getting paid for it, so yay there!

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  382. I leave for Texas on Friday to see my grandbabies!! Wheeeee!

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  383. I think it’s that time of year where crying is inevitable. Or maybe crying just really is inevitable anytime of the year? Wait, that didn’t make any sense….so on that note, I’m happy my medication seems to be wearing off an my brain is slowly working again. Oh, and Law & Order episodes. Those always make me happy.
    P.S. You’ll get your stuff back!

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    MaryMargaret

    My Great Niece & Nephew are here on vacation with their Mom & Dad. They are 6 & 4 years old respectively (the Great Niece & Nephew, not their Mom & Dad). I got to spend the day at the pool with them all on Sunday. I’m still floating on the cloud of happiness and we still have 10 more days to play together. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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  385. I read a Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway) tweet with the following: “Anyone point out that a Donald Trump anagram is Lord Dampnut?’

    I hope that makes you giggle like I did. Sending you a crapton of positive mojo from IL.

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  386. What’s making me happiest right now is that another book you wrote exists, and has been printed out for safe keeping!

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  387. Took my 14-year old pup to the park – she sauntered and sniffed to her heart’s content. Now snoring in the shade. A good morning 😀

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  388. I am happy that on Thursday, I, along with 3 of my best friends, get to hop on a pickle boat and sail over to a pub where we will drink beers, laugh and enjoy each other’s company until the sun sets. I am so fucking blessed.

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  389. We just got tickets to see Green Day again!

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  390. We used air bags to launch wooden logs into our bonfire a few weeks ago.

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    Robert and

    My son finally got statutory time with his children and they are arriving tonight for a one week visit with him and us. Doing the happy dance.
    Barbara

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    Ray Anselmo

    I’m happy that Jenny Lawson has a new book coming out! And that DailyMotion has tons of old movies online – I’m watching Lana Turner in “Imitation of Life” as I write this.

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  393. It’s my dad’s 86th birthday today, and, um…I’m going to cut out and sew a new nightgown from an old bedsheet, because I’m thrifty (read: brokeass) like that? Oh, and with any luck all your info is still on your computer–they just have to find it. hugs if you’d like them

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  394. Look at all these posts from people who love you. That includes me of course!

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  395. My internet is out and I can’t do work or watch Netflix so I’m watching Dead Like Me on DVD… I miss this show. And I’m sad because I’m learning how much of my life is controlled by the internet. Also I’m designing shirts for my store so that’s exciting! Theme park stuff with my halloween line coming soon! Lots of horror shirts! If that’s not happy I don’t know what is!!!
    http://www.626press.com!

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  396. Happy bc a doctor seems to actually be taking my kids medical issues seriously. I know that sounds a little sideways but when your kid has been out of sorts for 2+ years, this is something to celebrate . I hope they can unfuck your computer

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  397. I’m happy I can read your book on by internet browser at my miserable job thanks to my public library and Overdrive.

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  398. Well, I danced around my kitchen like a total dweeb while making a pasta salad, when songs I liked came up on my I Pod. The spoon makes a great microphone! Cookie

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  399. This will have you belly laughing and snorting in no time!

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  400. I got some blood work back yesterday, and it turns out I’m fairly vitamin D deficient. I’m using this as an excuse to spend more time outside this week, and less time staring at my computer applying to jobs.

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  401. I’m taking care of my son’s dog while he is gone on yet another foreign job. Maggie nudges me every day at 11:10 to remind me to turn on the toaster oven for he chicken breast.

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  402. I’m happy I just found out
    you are working on your next book!

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    Karyn Doherty

    I’m gonna see the Violent Femmes at the Zoo tonight with elephants and stuff. It’ll be hot hut yhsys why they invented margaritas.

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  404. We have 10 days until my nieces officially become my daughters. Almost 3 years later and the adoption will finally be complete.

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  405. I had the cancel my ECT appointment until I can see a cardiologist and have a halter monitor for 24 hours. Go me. My brain AND my heart are fucked up!

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  406. We had a bee-yoo-tiful sunrise in NM this morning – made my day! Wish I could post a photo for you!!

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  407. My scrotum doesn’t itch so much today…

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  408. Dancing to the song Brave!

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  409. The novel Kraken (https://www.amazon.com/Kraken-China-Mi%C3%A9ville/dp/0345497503/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1501609073&sr=8-2&keywords=Kraken) makes me happy. I’m currently reading it for like the fifth time, and every time I go back through it, I come across a brilliant passage or description that I’d never noticed before. It’s a sci-fi/fantasy/murder mystery/squidnapping epic, and it kind of makes me want to join a doomsday cult. But in a good way. I recommend the holy fuck out of it.

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  410. FRENCH FRIES

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  411. During my recent trip, I visited the phallological museum in Reykjavik.

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    Karen Vollmar

    My husband and I bought a retirement house in Arizona a year and a half ago. He has been living there and I have been living in our huge Victorian in Indiana, still working so I could keep my health insurance and trying to sell the house. Saturday we had an auction and sold the contents and house! Yeh!! I am leaving for Arizona in one week! Your stuff will still be there I pray.

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  413. I am heading to Chicago for a little vacation, and time to see my sister whom I have seen since Christmas. Also, if you need a good laugh, this popped up in my feed from Awkward Family Photos the other day. It was hysterical and horrifying, and I couldn’t stop from laughing and inhaled a substantial amount of my drink. I could have drowned or something. lol https://www.facebook.com/awkwardfamilyphotos/videos/10155660877083629/

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  414. My 4-year-old daughter is singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” while sitting on the toilet pinching a loaf. I love working from home.

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  415. I went to two (technically three) epic concerts two weeks in a row with my 21 year old son. Roger Waters from Pink Floyd first, and then The Classic East, a two day concert in New York with 6 bands playing! (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and the Eagles the first night, Earth, Wind and Fire, Journey and Fleetwood Mac the second night.) Mother/ son bonding disguised as music appreciation, see how I tricked him?! 😛

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  416. My five year old daughter has no modesty at all. My very proper ( or maybe just normal and we are heathans ) friend came to visit with her two kids including a six year old boy.

    My kid had to change clothes and wanted to do it on the living roo. I told her no go to my room our hers and she said in a fake British voice ( a really bad one)
    Is that because we have a fine young gentleman sitting on my chair”

    I said yes

    And she said “pop pop, tut tut it looks like rain. “and ran upstairs. I guess gays all the British she knows. 😀

    I have no idea why. I never talk on a fake British accent ( my fake accent is Scottish of course.)

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  417. My computer caught fire after a cat ran into it. We were able to get it working again, though — they can look surprisingly fucked, yet still be salvageable.

    Right now, I’m happy I was able to get out and spend a good weekend by the waterfront with my boyfriend. I’m not able to do much, but I’m getting stronger every day.

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  418. My therapist and I spent a good chunk of today’s session discussing Hamilton, the Musical and how different songs get stuck in our heads. It was fun!

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  419. My pretty little mare who is terrified of everything allowed me to put her fly mask on without a halter.

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  420. I totally caught a leprechaun who was carrying a lottery ticket, we’re planning an October wedding
    https://damngirlgetyourshittogether.com/

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  421. My therapist actually “broke up” with me yesterday! She said I’m the healthiest I’ve been in three years! I’m giving you part of the credit for this because you taught me to laugh even on my dark days! Thank you, Jenny, for being so transparent and giving a voice to our struggles! You are making a difference for so many!

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  422. Ive finally made real progress in writing a book for the first time in my life! It’s scaring me more than making me happy…. But I can’t believe how much I’ve written of it, it makes me ecstatic that my mind can focus on the story long enough for me to write it out on paper. Idk if I’ll get it published or anything, at this point I’m writing it for myself, but it makes me so fucking happy to actually be writing a story I could almost cry.

    I’m so sad to hear about your computer, I’ve been there before. The despair is very real when the tech you keep your writing on fails. I’ve lost many a document from computer hiccups, it always feels like the end of the world….

    But I know that whatever happens next, you’ll always have your tribe here to lift you up and make you smile and feel loved. You’re the fucking best, you’re the dopest blogger I know. If it hadn’t been for your book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, I wouldn’t have begun my blog and start talking openly and honestly about my mental health. I also know that if I hadn’t followed you on twitter and sent you long messages periodically, I would feel much sadder not having corresponded with you.

    You’re the goddamn Bloggess and you know who I am, that’s enough to keep me happy most days. Writing out a story is just a plus at this point 🙂

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    Amanda Webb

    I am able to get TMS because of your post on it. I have a heart problem ruling out a lot of meds, on top of the years I’ve been trying different ones so we were at our wit’s end. My Psychiatrist wasn’t familiar with TMS so we didn’t know. She was glad when I researched and proposed it to her. I am disabled so Medicare pays for most of it.
    My cardiologist thinks I am hilarious. He said I had to perform at a comedy open mic before I came back, and told the nurse to write it down. I was doing well then so I didn’t come back for a year but he remembered. He asked me about it as soon as I came in. He accepted that I had not with grace. Told me a story involving himself not enjoying karaoke that I think was his way of relating to me not wanting to perform.
    I’ve been to Japan 4 times as a woman alone with mental illness. Obviously it’s gotten easier, though I do try to see new places and things. I don’t think I cried in public at all last time! My physical health wasn’t as good that time so I took it pretty easy, staying in Tokyo only going so far as Kamakura and Narita. (Letting myself sit around in parks not always in the quest to see more). I stayed at a spacey capsule hotel (1 night, 9hr Narita), visited theme cafes- one for polar bears Cafe an anime, and two or three of the Alice cafes around the city. I can only remember two. The third must be the one that was closed when I found it. Definitely if you can arrange to spend your birthday in one I recommend it. I saw Kamakura’s giant Buddha. I had seen him before but lost all the photos, and I am fond of him so I went back this time. I stayed in town a few days and went to the beach even though it was October and I was wearing compression hose. I just love the ocean a lot. I still played at the edge, like staying just out of reach. An elderly man came up by surprise, handed me a nice seashell and then turned quickly to walk away with his earbuds in, so it didn’t even make sense to shout thank you after him. Presumably he didn’t want to be thanked or get stuck with me trying to speak English at him. People can be shy. It just seems like such an extremely sweet thing for him to do, despite not wanting to interact, you know? It’s on my mantle.

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  424. My shrink greeted me today with how much she’s enjoying Furiously Happy and how much the idea of Rory’s “jazz hands” made her laugh, then she put her hands up and did jazz hands all the way down the hall as we walked to her office. I think I’ve converted her.

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  425. 433
    Amanda Webb

    TJeez that’s embarrassingly long. Going to try you some cute things. Better at that.

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  426. I just ate an entire pint of the best fucking blueberries ever!!!!!!

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  427. Oh! And the warranty company came through and approved our claim that the mattress we bought is totally fucked, so we’re getting a BRAND SPANKING NEW KING SIZE BED for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. More jazz hands!!!!

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  428. 436
    Amanda Webb

    I was saying I would tweet you some good things. Then I remembered that a couple nights ago I saw a bunny having out with a cat in nature! Just like they do on the internet. The bunny eventually got scared of me so I couldn’t take a dark blurry photo through my windshield.

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  429. Word of a new book in the near, I hope, future thrills me. You are my favorite!z

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  430. I’m leaving for Venice on Saturday because a community of friends, family, colleagues and supporters helped me raise 7K to attend a two week art workshop at the European Cultural Academy. If that doesn’t show the power of the human spirit, I don’t know what will.

    Also, I found two great craft beer spots. https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g187870-d10723790-Reviews-Birre_Da_Tutto_Il_Mondo_O_Quasi-Venice_Veneto.html and https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g187870-d2531159-Reviews-Il_Santo_Bevitore-Venice_Veneto.html

    I hope your data can be rescued!!

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  431. I’m on my way to pick up the keys to my new apartment after 10 weeks of commuting 5 hours a day and sleeping on my mother’s couch.

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    minimausschen

    The 2nd season of “People of Earth” started. Finally! Loooove it!

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  433. I have a beach vacation planned!

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  434. I’m brushing my hair-getting it straightened. I’m making a dental appointment to fix my teeth. I got my eyebrows done. I’m trying to take care of my skin. In other words, I’m taking care of myself. That makes me happy. I’m learning to not focus on the news so much, and that’s making me even happier. I’m reading more–something that I haven’t done in a long time. It’s a book by Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Love Me. It’s super sad, but very an honest reflection of his life. That really makes me happy. Fear of stuff paralyzes me, and I’m trying to let go. That’s happiness.

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  435. I thought, what kind of big fuzzy animal is in that tree? Then I realize it is my cat, the one without front claws, the one that gets up trees and is at a loss for getting back down. Time to get the ladder

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  436. My morning started with jazz music and a super sweet (read sappy af) message from my boyfriend. It’s kept me going aaaaaall day long.

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  437. I have Trigeminal neuralgia, and the pain was so bad last night it was making me cry. When I finally got to sleep, my cat cuddled up with me, slept on my chest, set her chin on my aching chin, and purred all night long. The vibrations in a cat’s purr are scientifically shown to be healing towards the human body.
    Also; I get the chance to make a lady smile who has made me smile quite a bit! Thank you for being a healer, too!!!

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  438. I had lunch with an old friend today. I get to take the day off from my soul-sucking job tomorrow, and soon the kids will all go back to school. I love them, but summer has seemed sooo long.

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  439. I’m about an hour away from teaching a Sci-Fi writing class for a new magazine called “Cartless”. My 8 students are the homeless population of Riverside, CA. I’m calm and excited to be doing something creative this summer. I hope you files are saved!

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  440. Mine is kinda weird, but has been an endless source of laughter since it happened. I live in Corpus Christi, TX and was chilling eating my fresh sonic onion rings .. windows down, listening to music, and chomping… that’s when it happened. A flippin’ seagull swooped down and was all like ” give your onion, biotch!'” Except he didn’t say biotch. My guess is that he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Now he’s living the thug life. And that’s how o was almost food-jacked by a bird. I’m still laughing. So as odd as that is… that’s what’s making me happy

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    MrsSteelToe

    http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/fist-bumping-year-boards-airplane-style/story?id=48946262

    This kid! I think I might try this on my next flight, lol!

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  442. 450
    Robin Jennifer

    I finally found the cord to my wireless printer that doesn’t agree that it’s wireless.

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  443. First of all, I am very excited on the new book. On another note, I have a micro frog on my enclosed lanai that is as loud as a bull frog!!!! I am about ready to jump off a cliff!😂 BUT, he may have won the battle yesterday, but ultimately I WILL win the war!!!

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    Jillian Shingledecker

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  445. It’s been hot all week and it’s finally raining. A nice, soft rain where the world smells of petrichor and electricity and everything feels fresh and new

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  446. 454
    Katherine Johnson

    My adult daughter that I only get to see three or four times a year is in town for a week! Hug your kids eveyone!

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  447. I am happy that I have your entertaining and funny posts to read. Things are going to get pretty tough for a few days and I will be looking to your hilarious posts to keep me sane and make me smile. No pressure 🙂

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  448. My new meds are working, so I am getting things done, AND I get to go to a conference next week that is all about TURTLES. And plants. I am elbow-deep in glorious, glorious plants, and they make me very happy. And I did something at work that I am pretty proud of.

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  449. I finally am using a spa gift card that my hubs gave me for my birthday. I was able to book the appointment online, without talking to anyone on the phone. Yay!

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  450. Dear god, money AND tech panic. I /hate/ that.

    My cat’s name is Stunad which is Italian for ‘Stupid’. A few nights ago he decided to play with his toy in the bathtub after I had taking a bath with a bath bomb. He, the toy, the bathroom carpet, his path to and my comforter are now liberally coated with glitter.

    I have learned an important lesson about rinsing the tub after using particularly fabulous bath bombs.

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  451. 4 years and 2 months of remission for my 14 year old who has battled leukemia twice!!! We got a good report on her check-up Friday, and have graduated to quarterly visits to the oncologist!!! In May of next year, she will be considered cured…10 more months! I never thought we would make it this far, and I am just so grateful and amazed! And thank you to you, Jenny, for your humor; it has helped me through difficult days!

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    @shthisisme

    My pug Donny was up all night with a sudden ear infection, and I was up with him. He’s finally resty, snoring softly. I still think it is hilarious that human snoring makes me cranky and kerps me up but pug snores are so adorable that I smike and drift off to sleep happily.
    Quesadillas.
    You’re writing another book!
    I have a ticket to see Tori Amos in the Fall.

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  453. Watched the American Gods finale last night which featured bunnies delivering messages to a character. I squee’d so low my boyfriend looked at me like I got shot. My new goal in life is to have all means of communication delivered to me by bunnies whispering in my ear.

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    Bridgett E,

    It’s fresh tomato and sweet corn season now..and fresh peaches, which mean spiced peach jam will be made soon. And I was able to find a really nice young man who is a plumber and is willing to come fix a pipe that is leaking NOW- not when he can ‘get around to it’ (former plumber, you are now off the list!!)

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  455. You are a wonderful human who makes everyone laugh. You make our stuff seem so much smaller by sharing your stuff. We We all know we are in the best company when we are with you. You have good karma up the kazoo from all of your kindness to everyone else. Even if your computer is fucked, they will rescue your words. Love you!

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  456. I’m going to see the Emoji Movie tonight with my 7-yr old and the thought of her laughing and smiling and cuddling with me makes me very happy.

    Oh, and I finally found a counselor who doesn’t make me feel crazier than I already do … #winning 🙂

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  457. I just got home from lunch with two writer friends and I’m pretending like you were in the fourth chair, eating sushi and laughing with us. hugs

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  458. Oh! I bought you something while I was in Paris! So you’re getting a present from me. Not like a oh-heres-a-bomb-because-I-am-a-crazy-person present but like an omg-Jenny-would-love-this-present-that-doesn’t-explode-or-is-creepy present. Now this whole thing is creepy isn’t it? DAMMIT.

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  459. I’m happy because I was able to sit through a meeting with a boss who used to trigger me pretty badly, but didn’t feel even an ounce of threat or panic. Walking out of that meeting felt like such an unmitigated success professionally and in terms of mastering my own trauma.

    One baby step at a time.

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  460. i’m happy because my letter to the editor is being published in the new gumby comic book #2 coming out aug 30! as host of gumbyland for all these years, this is so cool to me, i get to be included in the world of gumby.. laptop death is hard to handle, i’ve literally kept one going that Caught Fire 3x.. hope some genius IT saves your backup content for you! also i’m making homemade chicken pie, that makes everyone happy here.. also halloween is only 90 days away!
    did i mention i love gumby? my toy room makes me happy.
    i’m not usually very happy.. but today i am. have some of mine 🙂

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  461. It’s going to be 110 degrees in Portland for the next three days and upper 90’s after that. And guess who has an air conditioner being delivered today?! Also we had to pay a bunch of money in taxes (yes I know we’re several months late) and that was sad so I ordered us a shabu shabu maker which I’ve wanted forever and that’s being delivered Wednesday. I realize it’s not really logical to go buy stuff because we owe money but I think shabu shabu will make the $5,000 we owe taste a little less bitter. 😀 Also try not to worry too much, usually data is recoverable even if the computer itself is fucked. Thank you for always brightening my day with your posts…I am thinking good thoughts for you and your computer!!! ❤️

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  462. My brother was just here from LA and his ex-wife sent the kids to stay with my mom for a month, so after not seeing the kids (apart from facetime calls) for two years, I get to spend lots of time with them – at an amusement park, hanging out playing games, going for walks… .life is good.

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  463. I’m eating candy. 🙂

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  464. I’m happy I’m getting a break from extracting water samples at work and learning how to extract soil samples… this may not seem like a big deal or very exciting… but trust me when I tell you… this is the best news I’ve had all week. So feel free to do a happy dance with me for soil samples!! Also… autocorrect just changed soil sample to soil sample… I’m not sampling souls… I think that would make me satan. I’m not satan… just saving the environment… one sample at a time.

    Hope your laptop gets fixed … everyone knows how’s stressful it can be. super big Canadian hug for you!

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  465. 473
    katem0nster

    My coworker’s dog roll over in her sleep and fell off the couch, and in my dog’s haste to make sure she was okay, he also fell off the couch. They both gave up and went back to sleep on the floor.

    Alsoooo, I’m a tech, so if you need help I’m down to assist. Your books have gotten me through lots 🙂

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  466. If it helps, you’re Zaria’s (my cat) 4th favorite person in the world. It goes: 1)Whoever is petting her right this second, 2)Me, 3)my husband, 4)Person who might possibly be convinced to pet her.

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  467. Hi Jenny! Here’s what makes me happy!!! I do volunteer work in British Columbia, Canada with a group called the Patient Voices Network – where we help provide the voice of the average person in making change in how our province delivers healthcare.

    I’m happy that I’ve been recruited to speak at a Health Information Governance Conference in September in Vancouver, BC, to provide a Patient viewpoint on the importance of sharing of patient information across various health regions and platforms while maintaining privacy and security. I’m quite excited, as I was personally selected for this project, rather than having to apply for it like I normally would with other PVN projects.

    No need for me to get nervous though…I’ll only be addressing over 200 senior leaders in information management, law, privacy, data analytics, records management, research, compliance, IT, cybersecurity and other Info Governance-related disciplines, from all of BC’s health organizations and the Ministry of Health. Thank heavens for a podium, so they can’t see my legs shaking!!! In fact, I might even ask for a chair!! I’ll just have to remember you Jenny and I’ll be fine. And because of this opportunity, I’ve taken a chance, and applied for an opportunity to join a group that will be going to Chicago in April for a conference, where I would be speaking on the Demystifying Authentic Patient Engagement.

    I live with chronic pain and fatigue and every day is a challenge. I had to leave work for fulltime disability in 2009 and it was a huge blow for me, as my career meant everything. Being able to volunteer in such a meaningful way has been a godsend for me, so today and for the last few days, this is what’s making me happy.

    PLUS!!! My hubby started a new and fantastic job, my kids are both doing well, my three grandsons are wonderful and LIFE is amazing overall!!!!!!! And finally….I have YOU Jenny!!! You and your books have opened up a world of new friends to me, because of Facebook groups, etc. So, I have a wonderful, happy life and you are a huge part of that happiness!!!!!

    I’m sorry this is so long!!! But it’s ALL GOOD!!!!!! Sending out good thoughts for your computer! Love to you and your wonderful family! oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo

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    hellohahanarf

    i forgot to mention when i am really in need of a mood elevator at work, i close my office door, turn on ozzy osborn, and blow bubbles (thank fuck for friends getting married, eh?!). it is hard to be sad when my office is filled with bubbles and the prince of darkness is screaming to me, but i know that sharon ran is fucking life.
    🙂

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  469. I have gotten to cuddle a lot of animals recently.
    I contacted an artist about commissioning some art
    My recent burlesque number was a huge hit.
    Mr. Handsome a 21 pound stray cat in NC just got adopted.

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  470. My camp class just painted with Skittles paint. The room smells amazing and I want to go all ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’and lick the wall where the ‘pics’ are hanging!

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  471. I was able to calm my anxious 17 year old with sage words and good advice.

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  472. My current happy place: baby goat on a trampoline

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    Amy Chandler

    I got to see my sweet girl (6 years old) yesterday for the first time in 30 days, as she was with her father the entire month of July.. My heart has never been happier.

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  474. Just so you know my mac caught fire due to a bad video card and it was out of warranty by like five days. They recovered all my data and replaced the whole thing because it was a video card issue. Literally on fire in a hotel room, next week totally replaced and all my data saved. 2 months later I replaced the hard drive because it started acting weird but still. For my good news, my husband says he was just joking about the new dishwasher and refrigerator being my birthday present and he fully intends to buy me a real present between now and next month when my birthday is.

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  475. My 10 year old just told the neighborhood bully that she didn’t play with jerks and walked away from the game she was playing with her friends. I now have a house full of kiddos playing Pictionary that decided they didn’t play with jerks, either.

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  476. I am low on money, but I am cuddling the awesome-est puppy in the world!

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  477. Computers are like men – can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.

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  478. My favourite birds (Turnstones) returned here today from their summer holiday in Iceland. I love them because they do exactly what they should, they turn stones over on the edge of the sea looking for things to eat. They are well camouflaged so you often only know they are there when you hear a pebble moving. They hang out here all through the winter and are just gorgeous.

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  479. 487
    Karen Maloney

    The warm dog smell from my dog, Daisy, whom (who? grammar sucks) we rescued all of two weeks ago.

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  480. SERIOUSLY, * at least* 90% of the time, the data is recoverable, EVEN IF the computer is truly fucked. I know this from hard experience, like for instance the computer went through a fire that destroyed everything in the room it was in, and melted the plastic case of the computer! Data all still there!!
    And every other time my computer has crashed, all the data was recoverable.
    And almost always the computer just needed work and then it was fine too.
    SO,
    I bet that will be true for you too.
    Stay calm. It will all be OK, sweetie.
    ♥ ♥ ♥ and a big hug

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  481. I’m happy that I’m moving into a townhouse in 5 weeks. This is the first time our kelpie can have a backyard since she was born. Plus my domestic partner and i have both survived divorces and this is the first time that either of us can afford a place with a backyard since the financial hardship of our respective divorces.

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  482. How about my current favorite joke?

    A guy goes to see his doctor. The doctor says, “You are going to have to stop masturbating.”

    The guy says, “Why? Is it making me sick?”

    The doc says, “No–it’s upsetting the other patients!”

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  483. Virginia, I thought the “otters watching a butterfly video” meant the otters were actually watching a video of butterflies, not just a video of otters watching butterflies. Now I’m all disappointed and bitter…
    Just kidding! It made me laugh at work, so then I got in trouble, because I’m supposed to be working and not having fun, so I got fired, and now I’m all disappointed and bitter…

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  484. We have a new kitten at our house. He came to us riding on the transmission housing of a truck, whose owner said, “I think I have a kitten stuck under my truck” so daughter and husband rescued the skinny, grubby thing. He is fat and clean now and named Figaro and he has adorable very sharp teeth and pounces often. And I’m trying not to think poorly of the normally good man who drove to our house WITH A KITTEN ON HIS TRANSMISSION!

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  485. I’m happy that the pool is open and I just got back from having a wonderful swim in this 90 degree weather.

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  486. I’m sorry – that sucks. I will tell you two happy things. One is that I’m happy that I’m reading a great book – Great Little Lies is so good! Another is that if you haven’t see it yet, Kate Hudson posted this yesterday and it makes me laugh:

    Box office results are in! The #1 comedy in America!

    A post shared by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on

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  487. P.S Enola is right, they will probably be able to save the data. (Your last name isn’t Gay is it?) Sorry, bad joke.

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  488. Otters and Taco Tuesday. (I’m easily influenced)

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  489. I’m happy I woke up this morning Jenny
    I hope your computer gets fixed

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  490. It’s making me furiously happy that you’re writing a new book! HURRY UP, WILL YA? If you knew how many people I have shared you with and how much they love your spirit and twisted sense of humor you would never stop smiling.

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    Sherry Silguero

    Watch this, hopefully it will make you smile for at least a moment. I know it did for me, except now I want a grey seal and I don’t think it will fit in my bathtub!

    https://weloveanimals.me/diver-doesnt-understand-seal-wants-grabs-hand/

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  492. I always email myself the most recent manuscript (every day) so that I can access it on more than one machine. It serves as a backup, too.

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  493. Maxine Waters reclaiming her time.

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  494. Something that’s making me happy is that I was able to go out today because my two chronic illnesses weren’t acting up (much). Also, even though I haven’t posted any pics to Instagram since December, I discovered that I still have a few hundred faithful followers who haven’t given up on me. And the most important thing: I’m happy that I’m still alive.

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  495. I had time for a nap while on my lunch break!!

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  496. Why were dinosaurs so big? Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures
    With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
    If I heard space music, I would probably rocket.
    What kind of shorts do clouds wear? Thunderwear
    Why did the banana go to the doctor? It wasn’t peeling well.
    I saw an ad for burial plots and thought to myself, that’s the last thing I need.
    I’m a social vegan, I avoid ‘meet’ whenever possible.
    What do you call dental x-rays? Tooth pics!
    And my favorite:
    I must be ill – I thought I saw a sausage fly past my window, but it was actually just a seabird. I think I’ve taken a tern for the wurst.

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  497. Wow! You make me smile and get the feels so often that all I want to do is give you a great big hug. So here is a hug and concern for you.

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  498. I was finding Furiously Happy all around Singapore and I can’t seem to find it 😦 However, for my recent birthday, my boyfriend manage to do some magic and got me Furiously Happy for my birthday 🙂 Best. Present. Ever.

    P.s. The racoon mouth cover idea is something I would definitely use over and over again to repel others 😉

    XOXO
    Shi Hui | IreviewUread
    IreviewUread.com

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  499. I found out I’m pregnant with my and my husband’s first baby!

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  500. This. This is making me laugh today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSK1D3bZhRs

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  501. I didn’t realize there wouldn’t be a preview, but it’s a funny cat video.

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  502. The book Soylent Green is based on has more variety in foods than the movie.
    PRINGLES!
    I know it sounds like I’m hungry but I just ate Mexican for the first time in a month.

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  503. I’m off work for three weeks and am teaching my 19 YO son to sew by making a floor length black hooded cloak.

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  504. My fiancée found us a house! She’s going to spruce it up until I get to move across the ocean to be with her, and we’re going to get two kitties to dote on and I’ll get to wake up beside my best friend for the rest of my life.

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  505. I’m happy because I have more than one friend and the computers are working.

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  506. Watch this video. If it doesn’t make you smile it will make you cry in a happy way.
    http://www.upworthy.com/this-animated-short-about-a-gay-kid-outed-by-his-heart-is-the-absolute-cutest?c=ufb1
    Ditch Apple, get a PC and a Carbonite subscription which will, every day, automatically back up everything you have on your computer. That way, when your computer crashes you will have lost nothing more than 24 hours worth. It was the best choice I ever made computing-wise.

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  507. I’m happy that my dog just ate her own vomit. Now I don’t have to clean it up.

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    Kimberly Lovings

    I made the best omelette I’ve ever made yesterday. Honey maple ham with cheddar truffle cheese. It was so yummy and helped my day. I recommend the combination!

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  509. Since I didn’t have reconstruction after my mastectomy, I don’t have boob sweat anymore. It’s August ☀️

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  510. I am happy because my husband, who just had knee surgery, has made it up the front steps, into the house, and in bed. He is not lying helplessly in the middle of my front yard waiting on firemen to get him up and arguing with me about what he is supposed to do. It is also about to rain so he would have been argumentative and soggy.

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  511. I’m so excited that at then end of next month my sweet husband is taking me on a weekend getaway that includes a Riverboat Dinner Cruise and Wicked! Luckiest girl, EVER!!! 💚💚💚

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    Scelestus42

    I’m late to the Game of Thrones party–never read the books, wanted to watch the show, hadn’t gotten around to it. Finally got my brother’s login….and, it has ZOMBIE’s! I didn’t know it had Zombie’s!!

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  513. My dog really loves me and she just smells like a dog. Dogs=❤️❤️❤️

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  514. I shared this on Facebook but I’ll post it here too. This delightful kid has been entertaining all the hospital staff I know with his charming personality and dance routines while he recovered, and finally got to go home with his new heart. ❤

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  515. Here is a nice small thing that happened to me this weekend. I participated in a triathlon on Sunday. During the national anthem the speakers weren’t loud enough so I couldn’t make out all the words. I was really bummed because the anthem always makes me feel good and fired up. Towards the end of the song, during the “Oh say does that…” part, almost on cue, some of the other participants started singing. I could hear the chorus of voices from where I was standing. It was beautiful. I love this country and the people that live in it.

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  516. I got to go to the Busker Festival in Thunder Bay on Sunday and then went home and played music with friends.

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    angelicedg

    I finally got into nursing school!!! I have wanted to be a nurse since I was 3 years old (after an incident in the bathtub when I was shanked in the chin by a barbie) and twenty years later I have been accepted Concordia ABSN program in Irvine. It starts this month!!!

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  518. I’ve never posted (most likely never will again) but I just needed to let you know that I was very happy I discovered a twerking piglet this morning: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXP9HxIAbfq/. Hey, it got me to work when I wanted to curl up and stay in bed so maybe it still has some extra magic left 🙂

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  519. Watching the aerial acrobatics by two hummingbirds just above our deck

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  520. Things to make you happy: Everyday is a National “Something” Day. Today is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, tomorrow is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day…and Thursday is National Grab Some Nuts Day…what more can you ask for?!?!?
    https://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

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  521. I’ve been working on my novel, preparing it for Pitch Wars submissions which opens at midnight!

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  522. 532
    Laurie Philemonoff

    I have waited forever!! But I found out yesterday that there is a grandbaby on the way! SO HAPPY!

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  523. Google ‘Beaver herding cows’. Only in Canada! It will make your day.

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  524. 534
    Paula DeFrog

    Last night my sons and I were swimming in my parents pool. Around 8 pm, dozens of dragonflies appeared overhead and were just flying over us. We watched in awe as they twirled and danced above us! It was so awesome!

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  525. 535
    Kira Flowerchild

    I’m very happy you’re still able to communicate with us, even if it’s on your phone. I’m very sorry about your computer and I hope you will be able to retrieve your data. But every time I see you’ve posted a new blog it makes my day. You are my favorite person on the internet.

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  526. My favorite cousin got her new boots that make her able to walk a little today (months without them! I’ve been so worried about her), and I got out of the house and saw a beautiful garden in bloom and got to tell the gardener how happy it always makes me to see it. Best wishes for you to get your computer fixed quickly and recover all your data 😀

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  527. I am happy because I am finally all caught up on rating everyone who sent me something in July (on/via Swap-Bot.com). I’d been hemming and hawing and had things received on July 22, 26, and 31 all to rate. But it’s now done! I am going to celebrate by getting off the computer to read. 🙂

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  528. I hope that the Apple geniuses can help you retrieve your files. Sending good thoughts! 🙂

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  529. The Senate HELP committee leadership, Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, announced before they stated a hearing of some important nominees that they are going to hold hearings with stakeholders and members from both sides of the aisle to try to fix healthcare. And that’s a start.

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  530. 540
    sbudzynski72

    Today I’m 4 months sober.
    Thanks for the laughs & good times when I needed them. 😚

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  531. I’m glad I live in a city (San Angelo) where interesting things still happen. Walked out on my front porch just in time to see a huge pink pig run down the street and disappear over the hill. Couple of minutes later a Buick comes flying around the corner and screamed to a halt. Lady leans out the window, removes the cig from her mouth and yells “y’all seen a pig? Big pink one, mad as hell?” All I could do was point in the direction of the pigs escape and try not to pee from holding in the hysterical laughter. I’m still in love with the fact that she felt the need to describe the pig.

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  532. 542
    Krispy McGrumpypants

    My wonderful and beautiful friends in Portland started up their IndieGoGo campaign today for Gender Affirming Shapewear (tucking panties!), and it’s already at 5% even though it’s been online for like half an hour, AND it has options for allies to donate them to a good cause. It makes my heart happy.

    (because I am shameless, here is a link to it. I hope that is OK. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/post-secondary-gender-affirming-shapewear-transgender/x/8383981#/)

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  533. I lost everything on my external hard drive in a horrendous vomiting incident. BUT I DIDNT REALLY!! My friend’s hubby saved 99% of it!! No worries!! (Now the vomit incident? Still have nightmares about that one…)

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  534. I made bourbon salted caramel ice cream to go with the apple pie I have in the oven today.

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  535. I moved the last of my stuff from my car to my room! I’m officially all moved in!

    Unpacking? Well…. I got all my stuff from my car to my room! 😛

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  536. Sorry about your computer. Sending good techie thoughts your way. Also, your pet sitter letter made me spit take my tea this morning.
    I have to admit that a lot of things are making me happy these days. Great fiancé, spaz dog, quiet and clean house. I won’t complain. Sometimes things are just calm and right as rain.
    (But summer classes are ending and nursing school starts again in three weeks, then I will complain.) 😜

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  537. Making plans to meet up with a longtime friend in the city next weekend. I’m excited as all heck, because I’ve not met her kids yet and while I’m not a “kid person”, it’s going to be great to finally meet them!

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  538. Technology issues stink, I’m sorry you are stuck. At least Apple is so wonderful with the service that I feel like they are actually taking care of my babies when I bring things to them.

    I’m happy today because Teachers Pay Teachers has a sale and DonorsChoose has a new match, so I’m going to add a few things to my classroom for my students. I’m moving to a new room and I’m rather confused because I’m a bit excited to start the school year. What is wrong with me?

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  539. I took my first unicorn ride today. It was magical.

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  540. I am leaving work ON TIME! It’s a miracle.
    big hugs!!

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  541. The cloud will save you. Maybe.
    I’m happy because I work from home, which = drinking wine for lunch (and dinner).
    I stink to high heaven and I might work out.
    Or not.
    Good luck with your computer!

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  542. I am happy that you are working on a new book!

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  543. 554
    Susan Snarkypants

    My rescue dog is an asshole. I shampooed the entire house last week. He promptly peed on the carpet. I shampooed again. This morning he pooped and peed on the carpet. He’s housebroken and he had already been outside twice this morning, he’s just being a jerk. The dog trainer I’ve consulted says that he is trying to assert his dominance and I need to reassert MY dominance by leashing him to me because the issue is less about training my dog and more about training the owner. So now here I am, prisoner to a damn poodle who thinks he’s boss. You seem to like animals. Would you like rescue schnoodle? His full name is Rebel Picard Skywalker Fluffybutt Carpet-pissing Luck Dragon, Schnoodle of Leisure. He likes cuddles. 🙂

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  544. Going to visit family in Wisconsin in a few days!

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  545. My boss recounted a lovely and moving act of kindness on her part. Not towards me, naturally but I was really touched

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  546. The Cincinnati zoo just had 3 brand new baby Lemurs. Evidently it’s pretty rare. They are adorable. They are clinging to their mamas while they are being nursed and the mama just runs around like nothing’s happening. Go to their FB page because you cannot be unhappy watching those cute little bastards.

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  547. I’m really sorry to hear about your computer troubles. That stuff can be so nerve-wracking and stressful (for me, especially calling helps lines; I always use their messaging one if they have it because text feels less scary to me). And our computers become part of our homes now, so its like storing a large part of your home and life electronically, and then that suddenly feeling like it’s swept away from you. I hope it works itself out for you.

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  548. I am 30 years old and just realized quesadillas are just Mexican grilled cheeses. Like wtf mind bloWn

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  549. Today my preschool camp class painted with Skittles paint. I wanted to go all ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’and lick the ‘paper’ on the walls. The room smells awesome!

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  550. I’m in an air-conditioned house.

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  551. My eldest child just got his driver’s license today! That’s a good thing, right? I hope?

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  552. You book “Furiously happy” inspired me to make the move that would further my career in emergency medicine. After many tearful arguments, my husband (a musician) agreed, forming a new acoustic duo called “smart like brick”. We move in a month. You helped me make a very scary decision. It might be a total bust but you inspired me to try, thank you so much.

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    Katie Blaze

    I’m making peanut chicken pizza for supper tonight, to preemptively make up for phoning it in tomorrow, so I have the time/energy/resources/clean kitchen to make a special birthday dinner for my boyfriend on Friday! I had the day off and got to watch crap tv and cuddle my cat

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  554. Have your kid take a bunch of computer classes and then you will have built in tech support at home! Seriously. We taught our kids to use a spoon and tie their shoes and wipe their own butts…the least they could do is teach us about the stupid flipping Cloud, which nobody really understands anyway.

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  555. My kid’s “all camp” free swim was cancelled an hour early because poop. And his buddy felt the urge to poke it. Because it was there. Like Mt. Everest. Didja smile just a little?

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  556. I actually admitted to new friends that making phone calls send me into a panic. Especially since with these friends, I have to call other new people about being cast (or not) in a musical. That’s was hard, but I feel sooo much better now because of it. Points me!

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  557. Our almost-12-year-old dog is still with us and her liver numbers were the best they’ve been in the past 3 years. I just got back from visiting my best friend in NV and in 3 weeks she’s coming to visit me! (We haven’t seen each other in almost 2 years.) My new washing machine is smarter than I am, but I really like it! 🙂 And I’m watching “There’s No Business Like Show Business” on TCM right now with our giant doggie right beside me.

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  558. I am pretty happy that I am reading four books right now and I’m actually keeping them straight in my head! And I am loving my two dogs right now; they make it so wonderful to get home after my long-ass commute.

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  559. I’m happy because today I am celebrating 6 years of sobriety!!! I’m in recovery from an array of things, but it all began with my sobriety, August 1st, 2011, after a suicide attempt. I went to treatment soon after and my life has completely changed, and though I have dark days, now I am endlessly grateful I made it through. That experience changed my life, and began my recovery journey. I’ve met amazing people, traveled to exciting places, and accomplished things I never even dreamed possible for myself. I was having a hard week last week, and it has made this celebration that much more meaningful. And I want you to know that you helped me through that struggle. I’ve been listening to your books and they’ve inspired me to get back to writing. Thank you so much for sharing your wild existence with us all! It is hilarious and beautiful! Your voice and your story has been such a great comfort in dark times. Thank you!!! ❤️❌⭕️❌⭕️

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  560. I’m happy because my book is done and being published this November! Life dream = complete. I’ll send good computer juju your way and hope it gets fixed quickly and painlessly.

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    Shelley MacGregor

    I accidentally left something out of a customer’s bag today, so when she called I told her I would drop it off on my way home tonight. She called back an hour or so later and had me ring up a couple more times she had seen “to make it worth the trip”. I picked out an extra book for her, oh me, for being so so so nice!

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  562. Ordered a Happy Meal (yes, for my adult self!). Received a Minion toy. Happiness achieved.

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  563. 574
    eccentricallysara

    I was happy to come back to work after lunch because my dog was sitting next to me while I ate and had the nastiest green cloud gas attack ever.

    Hope all your tech problems work out in your favor.

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  564. I’m happy that my goat, K’Ehleyr is finally feeling better and gaining weight and playing, after a bad run of tapeworms.

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  565. I spilled water in my keyboard…..the nice apple wired one with numberpad. I am hoping it recovers…..last check it was still missing “tab,q,w,e,r,t,y” Sigh.
    I hope yours is just acting up and is fine and not F’ed

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  566. I’m happy that yesterday was my 6th chemo infusion and I only have two more to go. I’m happy I have A/C because I’m basically confined to my house due to complications from the treatments. I’m happy that even though I still have several months of testing and then radiation ahead of me that I have a support system around me that helps me every day with all of the things I can’t do, so I get to focus on being a patient and getting through this to healthy.

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  567. Can I cry with you? Had a confluence of bad events that literally ended in a bang and it just keeps getting worse (also it’s kind of hard to drive while crying) (Not that I’m driving while I write this – I’m parked on my sofa).

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  568. I’m on the train and my wife is waiting for me when I get home and our cats and snails are snails are there and no matter what else happens that much is right with the world and that is more than enough to keep me moving.

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  569. Fiona the sassy hippo. ❤️ This made me smile. And find my spirit animal. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/samstryker/fiona-the-hippo

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  570. My husband bought me a hammock 3 weeks ago. We put it together in living room and it’s still here today….in the living room 🙂 indoor hammocks rock

    Lauren

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  571. There’s always something, isn’t there?
    Data; as the saying goes, there are those who back up and those who wish they had.
    I’m hopeful the boot up is hosed and the data is intact. I used to work for Information Services. I know these things.
    I took the day off today. My oldest son is moving across the country in the am. He’s starting Grad School in Baltimore. We are from Berkeley, CA. How can I be so happy and so sad at the same time. I’ll miss that kid!
    I gifted him my car. I couldn’t find my pink slip, but it turns out that AAA will submit the DMV forms for you, without waiting in DMV lines. That’s fantastic! Totally made my day. We got that paperwork done today but AFTER I tore my house apart looking for that darn pink slip. I know I’ll find it on Friday.

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  572. I’m happy that my wife still puts up with me.

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  573. My dog is looking at me and his tongue is sticking out!

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  574. I heard the othher day that Christopher Walken auditioned for the role on Han Solo. If this is true, an audition tape of Christopher Walken saying “It’s not wise to upset a Wookie” might exist.

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  575. Just had the best Cuban chicken sandwich!!! Yum!! ❤️Ya! It’ll be 👌!!

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  576. Beloved, I feel your anxiety and pain. Something broke in my car on Friday and I’m afraid I can’t afford to have it repaired. This is the car I’ve driven for years.. the car my husband bought me because it was almost identical to the first new car i ever owned and i had a nervous break down when that one finally died after 14ish years.

    The car means freedom. I don’t live in an area with adequate public transport and the places that I need to escape to aren’t on public transport, so a working car is part of my identity. (Note, thinking about every major panic attack I’ve had in the last four years, 70% of them are because of issues with the car.

    I had her towed today and I didn’t need a xanax. I gave my (new) mechanic a budget and a laundry list of issues and priorities. And I figured out how to make being carless work, including looking at it as a way of connecting with certain people I’ve been afraid to connect with.

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  577. Sorry about your computer! I’d be very surprised if you had lost everything. Even if the hard drive has failed, you can still most likely pay for data recovery to get it back. When you do get it back, I’d suggest also installing Backblaze (www.backblaze.com) as it automatically backs everything important up to the cloud, including any attached external hard drives for $5 month unlimited storage. For me, because you can never have too much backup, I also keep all important documents in my Dropbox folder as well as using time machine so I’m sure I’ll never lose anything. Dropbox also automatically saves file revisions for 30 days so if you ever get a corrupted file when you’re writing your book you won’t lose much writing. Finally I use an SSD (solid state hard drive) not a standard hard drive as a) it’s quicker b) it’s much less likely to fail. Fingers crossed it’s your computer, not hard drive though. Less us know how it goes!

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  578. I don’t have false teeth, and I ate chocolate for breakfast. Oh yeah, and the kitty box is clean. Although, that may be because it’s done a secret wee in my shoe… I’ll keep you posted.

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  579. I was able to go back to the office today after having my belly sliced open for a week. I look like the prop chick from that chainsaw magic trick gone awry.

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  580. I’m happy that I’m getting my new tattoo on Thursday.

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  581. So happy I went kayaking yesterday! Not so happy that I once again need to buy another phone and go to DMV for a replacement license on my day off because I went kayaking. I wear a life jacket, don’t get wasted while on the river & have the things in a dry box so this shouldn’t happen once a year but it does. And that reminds me, I need another dry box. I should pick a less expensive hobby….

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  582. I recently started working with dementia patients as an Activity Aide after leaving a job as a Scan File Coordinator (equivalent to getting up to die everyday). The contrast in how I feel as a person is so significant. As in — I am employed with purpose. I am happy that I made this career change in my life. Because retail shelving is character murderer.

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  583. 594
    Glennchuck

    In the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter today, two asteroids, both roughly the size of Dollywood, grazed one another evvvveeerrrrr soooooo slightly. Had these two celestial bodies, who by coincidence are both named Vince, missed one another, one of the Vinces–okay, the ugly one–would have remained on a path to demolish the Earth and hence every Pez dispenser in precisely 21,648 years, interrupting precisely 62,051 squirrel orgasms (“squirrelgasms”?) (Do squirrels do that?) (Sure.) (Sure they do.) and probably a Packers-Bears game. This minor collision, however, ensured that life on Earth will not be destroyed by an asteroid for another 7.713 million years, during which time someone will invent car rearview mirrors that dispense unlimited Peanut Buster Parfaits. Neil DeGrasse Tyson has fact-checked this comment. However, the fact that Neil DeGrasse Tyson fact-checked this comment has not been fact-checked.

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  584. At yard sale yesterday I bought 5 drinking glasses $5 for the set . . . I had a hunch. Sure enough they’re English lead crystal worth $46 each. SCORE! Of course mandatory to break them in with Kentucky bourbon on rocks, which I’m doing right now 🙂

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  585. I once got what PC users call The Blue Screen of Desth on my laptop. I flipped out because at that point the computer is as good as gone. My dad worked miracles and was able to get everything off the hard drive. My sister accidentally fried her computer within a matter of days from that and my dad was able to do the same for her. I’m sure your stuff is retrievable.

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  586. It’s a quiet, peaceful rainy afternoon with the cats and dogs all napping contentedly in the same room. My husband is getting pub food take-out for dinner and today’s appetizer special is roasted artichokes! I had enough energy to get out of bed, I actually showered and did a load of laundry today. It’s not much, but I’ll chalk today up in the win column.

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  587. I asked for a meets expectations on my performance review and my manager and the leadership team rejected that and gave me exceeds expectations.

    I got a new data report at work that I’ve wanted for a year and did a little happy dance in my chair.

    I’m planning a trip to Borneo and every time I think about it (or orangutans, or clouded leopards, or hornbills, or chameleons, hell – even the leeches…) I get absolutely giddy.

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  588. You Should Be Here: I’m ‘way up, in northern Beautiful Wisconsin, living on a spring-fed lake. And it’s been 5 days of 83 degree days, of sunshine, fluffy clouds, white sand beaches, clear waters, even late sunsets! A quarter mile from our pier, is a small, hilly, heavily pined island of about 3-4 acres. It has a great boat/kayak landing spot, which is also a very good, sanded swimming beach – Perfect for an evening splash-fest for you, and Victor, and Hailey. Llater, I’m going to exploring on the waters of this beautiful lake that we are so blessed, to be staying at. I’ll be gliding swiftly, enjoying the sun and waves, in my lovely new green and blue and white kayak! Laying back, soaking in silence, interrupted only by the cries of nearby loons, and a few small boat wakes, rocking me …. maybe spotting the bald eagle pair, who nest on the island ….

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  589. On Allison’s note, above- municipal electricity wasn’t designed to be as precise as what computers like. Remember old, old hair dryers, roaring to inflate their puffy helmets? Sags in power are just as nasty as power surges. Find and buy a surge protector you like and never ever plug a computer directly into the wall.

    Backups are the thing one can never have too much of. I have no shame in using Yesterday’s Technology Today and burning projects to storage DVD-R (not RW.) Those external burners are cheap. Store copies offsite if earthquakes, floods or household wolverines are a concern.

    Your computer has various sneaky storage and restoration things going on behind its pretty face, and so does the software being run on it. Restorations are much, much easier now because of those protections.

    My happy-?
    Today I’m happy that someone I love and admire now lives in my city. Thanks for asking!

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  590. I saw Hamilton last week – it was awesome!

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  591. I am happy you are writing a new book!

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  592. I’m happy that my BFF does NOT have the cancer that she thought she might….all tests back and she is free and clear…phew freakin’ phew!!

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  593. Found a funny post of car license plates. Hope this makes you laugh!
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/audreyworboys/traffic-stopping-vanity-plates?utm_term=.rxkbp4vvY#.llkYMNEE6
    P.S. You’re amazing! 🙂

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    RateyKedell

    When my daughter (now 11) was about 2 years old and just starting to articulate something resembling sentences, for whatever reason, she could not/did not say “I love you.” Instead, she’d lay across my lap, kiss my cheek, and say, “Mommy, you’re my best.” It was the sweetest most adorable thing ever, and she and I still say “Yiu’re my best,” to this day, instead of “I love you.”

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  595. This never stops making me laugh:

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  596. I would share an adorable picture of my kitty, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to do that. So instead, I’ll be a crazy cat lady and share some of my ridiculous and abundant nicknames for her (Her given name is Topaz):

    Boo
    Boo boo
    Booger
    Boogie
    Boogerhead
    Boogs
    Boogle (ok…there’s a lot in this vain)

    Baby
    Bunny
    Bunnybear
    Birdie
    Birdiegirl
    Babydoll
    Sweetiebird (not sure how, but yes, she is somehow also the embodiment of other animals 😉 )

    Dipshit
    Dummy
    Doof
    Doofus (cuz, cats, man… LOL)

    And, of course,

    My little love ❤️

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  597. I didn’t read thru the comments so prob just repeating people but: BOTH HARD DRIVE AND ONLINE BACK UPS PLEASE ALWAYS. Your writing is too treasured to lose. Along with all the photos you probably have of lawn gerbils and cats in costumes. I use Carbonite for online. Don’t do hard disk ones nearly as often as I should but I’ll do one tonight since you reminded me. MULTIPLE BACKING UP SYSTEMS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW. Okay, I might have just made that last bit up, but who knows these days. Also, there is nothing that is making me happy lately. I am a festering pile of sadness and anger. I can no longer find joy. I’m sorry. Sending you un-fucked computer vibes.

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    Obi-Wan-Catnobi

    When I get so anxious and can’t get off the hamster wheel of thoughts, I listen to my favorite comedians on iTunes or YouTube. Humor saves!

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  599. I work in IT and am 95% sure you should be ok to get your stuff back.

    Also, on a personal note, tomorrow I will be 16 weeks pregnant after more than three years trying. I totally believe that your books – Furiously Happy in particular – contributed to getting me de-stressed enough for this to happen, so THANK YOU 🙂

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  600. The zoo I volunteer at has a baby giraffe who got to play on the savanna with the other animals (gazelle, guinea fowl, etc.) for the first time today and the video of her romping is the best thing I’ve seen all week including watching my cat have a brain fart while grooming and sit with her leg over her head for a good five minutes!

    http://blog.zoo.org/2017/08/baby-giraffe-lulu-takes-first-steps-on.html

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  601. My dog found a tennis ball on our walk today and looked at my like Christmas had come early!

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  602. 1)I’m halfway thru your new book and it’s making me laugh my ass off. 2)My pug is bouncing back from anemia–he collapsed earlier today. But he’s doing better–yay! 3)My Lovely Daughter #2 started her SECOND grad degree today so she can be a better teacher, and she said school is good. 4)And she adopted a street dog from the Caribbean two days ago, and he’s doing great in day care! (He will be there when she has long days at school.) So, Hooray! for sweet people rescuing dogs off the street. Hooray for vets! Hooray for higher education and happy students! Hooray for your talent and your fabulous, funny books! Thank you, thank you!

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  603. I’m happy that my cat Penny came and sat on my lap and forced me to rest while I was unwell earlier this week. She always makes everything better. And I’m ecstatic that I have two more sleeps until I go on an awesome overseas holiday. I’m grateful that I got better in time to go and I’m so lucky that I have the opportunity and resources to go.

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  604. Hi Jenny, once you (and your computer or new computer) recover I highly recommend a cloud drive (I use dropbox) if you haven’t already. That way, no matter what happens to your computer all your important documents/photos are saved… the computer no longer matters so much, you can access your work anywhere and download the lot on a new computer. Of course, this theory is great until you realise you saved heaps of important things on your desktop….

    I’ve had many dearly departed computers. Blue screen of death, smashed/dropped or drowned in coffee (not a bad way to go, the last one). I lost an entire computer once (and by lost, I mean my husband got a skip and cleared out the garage where this hulking monster of an old PC sat, covered in dust, looking oh so forlorn and lonely). I wonder if the computer knew how often I thought of him? How often I sat, pledging that tomorrow will be the day I plug him in, and finally decide which photos to print from the last 10 years, including my honeymoon. *sigh.

    One other interesting thing I found, once when I thought a computer was doomed I had to re-write an entire story from scratch, every word. The whole time I was devastated, thinking of the genius manuscript that I’d lost and would never see again. Turns out, the computer was able to be salvaged. When I went back to read the original story, I found it was nowhere near as good as the new one! (I think this is also partly plagiarised from Little Women, except instead of a fireplace it was a coffee cup, and instead of Amy it was my cat. Still, very, very similar).

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  605. I turned my calendar to August, and Rory is smiling at me joyously. I’m sick today, and his happy expression makes me feel a bit better.

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  606. Today I got the delight of making vegan pizza with my little vegan grandchildren, whom I am visiting in California. We danced in the kitchen and even put pickles on as a topping. They loved it and thought I was genius. I am an odd one but they truly love it! So yeah, picked a peck of pickled pizzas…

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  607. I have a new foster kitten and he is so handsome ❤️

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  608. I am fostering puppies for a private shelter. Puppies make everyone feel better.

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  609. I’m not pregnant.

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    Rebecca G.

    My puppy Leia (our rescue a/k/a Princess Leia) who is a Great Pyrenees has had 2 surgeries in the last month. She is finally getting her staples out tomorrow!! (Seriously she is stoked about this). There is only so much “STOP RUNNING”, “STOP TRYING TO JUMP YOUR BROTHER” you can say to a polar bear puppy.

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  611. I have the sweetest, weirdest, rescue dog ever. And I’m not on facebook, twitter or instagram. I think NOT being part of all that makes me oblivious…..and happy

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  612. The weather is beautiful today. Only in the 80s in August in Texas. 🙂

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  613. I’m finally feeling soul-well enough to take the next step in my life: getting a masters in counseling and starting an art therapy career. And as part of that, I’m volunteering for a suicide prevention/crisis management hotline. ❤

    Jenny, you gave me hope when I was in a pretty heavy, dark place, with your wonderful amazing humor and frankness. Thank you.

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  614. I’m happy I’m pregnant. (Even though this headache sucks) I got my first ultrasound yesterday & the baby looks like a blob in a black & gray ocean. It’s inside of me!

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  615. Luigi Lemon Ice is totally fucking delicious!! Well… until you drop a cold chunk down your shirt and it starts to melt before you can get it out!! It’s basically a party foul like when people spill their beers!

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  616. My son who has been traveling since Memorial Day weekend is coming home in 12 days 🙂🙂

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    AinOakPark

    Well, life’s a bit rocky here in my little piece of the world, because, as one of my kids said, “You always say you’re only as happy as your least happy child. Sucks to be you.” But both kids are working on Plan B and having a good attitude about what the future holds, so that’s good. And I know it all works out in the end. One way. Or the other. ; )

    I also just got my hair cut, which is always nice. Tonight I am going to dye it a purple-y burgundy red, which it’s been for a while, but it will be fresh and vibrant. I’m hoping it will make me feel fresh and vibrant, too.

    Maybe you should dye your hair?

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    Diane Clemens

    I faced my fears and pooped in the woods.

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  619. Rocks make me ridiculously happy so many shapes and colors and textures.

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  620. Twizzlers.

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    Jean Hayes

    There is a pink unicorn eating watermelon in my backyard. He waved at me when I looked out the window. My cats are freaking out.

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  622. I decided to enroll in college just to fimd out my FAFSA won’t come in in time for this semester, and the momey I got from a work bonus that could have gone in to my first classes so I could start while waiting for the aid now has to go to my car because it broke down. So I figured if I have to wait until sprimg to

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  623. My two preteen children haven’t started screaming at each other yet today (were live in Japan, so it’s 10 in the morning) and that’s amazing coinciding most of the summer so far. Lol.

    Hoping Apple can get your computer working again, or at the very least save all your stuff on it to something else.

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    Maricia Saylor

    I’m happy you are writing a new book!

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  625. 636
    Auntie Laura

    My adult nephew is a professional musician. He is streaming live tonight and taking requests. He made a big deal about his Auntie being online for the show and his internet fans made a fuss too. I made a song request and asked if he’d play it soon since I need to go to bed early because I work. The internet demanded he make his Auntie happy. We all had a lot of fun on the chat while her played my request. What a hoot. I love my nephew and am very proud. It was great to be a part of that.

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  626. I’m happy that I still have another three weeks before school starts and that gives me plenty of time to prepare and ALSO I bought new pants which fit, which is awesome.

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  627. My cat is puking hairballs! Love it. I took my cat to the vet twice as he wasn’t feeling good and ended up spending 500 dollars and they still didn’t know what was wrong with him. They wanted me to bring him back if he didn’t get better ( for what? so I could spend more money?) So, I got online and paid 20 dollars and talked to an online vet. First time ever! Conversing back and forth, he thought it sounded like my cat had hairballs. I got some hairball cat food and some over the counter medicine and guess what? My cat is back to normal, puking up hairballs. Ha, I love it.

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    officerripley

    I wish for you a computer tech like I’m lucky enuff to have: Ian can do anything! & I’ve fallen in love with a new series (maybe mini-series?) on PBS called “Remember Me”; oh it’s so good, you’ve gotta check it out. Hugs to you & best wishes for the resurrection of your computer & everything on it!

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  629. Today I stopped in the middle of a busy sidewalk to help a tired bee. My dear friend (who was clearly embarrassed but is kind and understanding of my crazy) stopped people and made them go around me as I gave it water and scooped it up to put it in a nearby flowerbed. Don’t you worry Miss Jenny. If you’re the bee, the crazy person, or the other crazy, kind person, someone is always looking out. Even if it doesn’t always feel like it. It’ll be ok!

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  630. When I texted a friend to tell her the Mooch had been canned, the voice thing translated it as “Scaramou Cheese.”

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  631. Chia Pet now produces a Bob Ross Chia Head. (Yes, the Joy of Painting Bob Ross!!!) Check it out. It will make you smile. http://chia.com/bob-ross-chia-pet/

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  632. 643
    Brandi Kilburn

    We read to each other in the car. My daughter picked your book next as I read your blog.
    However she stops me regularly as your book enrages her, since you got to it first. Because though she’d wanted me to write and I haven’t, and you and I basically shared a childhood in Texas.
    Except, I had a single mother and a brother.
    She gets enraged at me, not you. We call all turkeys quail now. She loves you. I’m at fault cause I didn’t get my weirdness famous first. Clearly, I either lacked ambition or misjudged the market.
    If the idea that there are more of you out there isn’t distracting, I don’t know what is.

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  633. I actually plugged Bookpeople into my GPS so that I could drive to Austin TX for Jenny Lawson- Samantha Irby conversation. Never mind I live in Washington state, I had one hour and it’s 2000 miles. Awhile ago I saw a book with a mouse on the cover looking like Hamlet holding a skull…And I discovered my life guru! Then I went on to read her second book..Bought both in hard copy…Bought both in digital copy. Follow her blog religiously, follow her on twitter, on instagram.

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  634. I’m Happy because my puppy went outside and didnt ruin my hardwood floor.I’m also glad I didn’t step in it. —that expression is stupid btw— Rebecca Tighe

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  635. I just came back from 4 glorious days of camping and I have no idea what has happened in the news while I was gon I am blissfully happy about that. (Sorry for your woes.)e

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  636. You can cry. If you hold it in it makes for ugly crying later. Having said that, comment 185 or 186 with the cats and the bells, she wins the innanets tonight. That is funny

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    J - San Antonio

    GELATO: No, seriously. HEBs and Walmarts in the San Antonio area now carry a brand of gelato called TALENTI. The are in small (pint?) clear plastic tubs with dark lids. If Ben and Jerry’s is so good it makes you want to slap your grandma then this stuff will make you take a nail gun to her skull. My personal favorites are the Sea Salt Carmel and the Raspberry. Not the raspberry with the chocolate chips, just the straight up Raspberry. OMG it is sooooo good. Get in your car, drive to the store and take a spoon so you can open it once you are in the car.

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  638. I’m happy you’re writing a new book!
    Also did you know baby puffins are called pufflings? That always cheers me up a little.
    Good luck with the fuckedputer :/

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  639. I treated myself t some presents. I am just waiting to get them in the mail from a UK based shop on Esty.
    I bought this pillow
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/transaction/1305137389
    This mug…
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/transaction/1294142594
    And this mug (because I couldn’t narrow it down to just one)
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/transaction/1294142592

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  640. Holy shit you’ve managed to power all the good omens right from your broken computer. This is the best “when shit goes sideways” bookmark to date. And let’s face it, in this administration, this page should get a lot of hits. I know I’m going to poor over these comments for weeks. You’re my hero.

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  641. My husband bought me an adorable absurd stuffed koala bear named Speedy. He’s a character in a series of books I’ve been gobbling up. Actually anything by this author , but I fell hard for speedy an artificially intelligent talking koala whose fast and snarky. When my brain forces a tactical retweet to my bed he’s excellent company.

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  642. I gave the homeless socks and underwear today.

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  643. I’m always so amazed at the group of people you’ve managed to get together on your blog, Jenny. Everyone’s willing to jump in with both feet, no matter who’s feeling upset, whether it be you or someone else in the comments.

    If there’s something I’ve learned from dating a few IT people and being friends with loads of others, it’s that the data, at least some if not all of it, is always retrievable unless you’ve set your machine on fire and tossed it off a cliff. So be patient and know that the Apple people usually know what they’re doing 🙂

    As for happy stuff… Since you’re a writer, I know you’ll appreciate this. I discovered Muji pens on Amazon, and they’re absolutely amazing. Fine lines and they don’t really bleed through thin paper (although they have to be thicker than Bible pages). If you’re in the market for new writing utensils, check these out ❤

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  644. I’m hapy because as I sit here writing this my boyfriend is buying our family tickets to Nicaragua next year to celebrate a graduation!

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    deejeridoozy

    My daughter is 5 months pregnant and just today found out it’s a boy! My first grandchild and her first child 😀

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  646. Our daughter is having our third grand baby tomorrow morning!! We are so excited!! An unexpected blessing. Two older sisters, ages 12 and 5 and 1/2 . They can’t think of a name for him yet! Any ideas? They like unusual names and are partial to Celtic, Scottish, Irish names. Have gone through all the usual suspects. They like Finn, Griffin, Flynn, Liam but can’t agree on them.

    She sorry about your computer Jenny!! Hope your IT people can save the data!! Big hugs!!

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  647. SO sorry. Not SHE sorry. Though this she is sorry for ya!! 😅

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  648. I just got back from a week long vacation with my 14 year old niece. Just the two of us. I managed to stuff a sock in anxiety’s pie-hole and drive all the way there, get out there and visit Knott’s Berry Farm two days running, and not freak out. Friends who can ride rollercoasters joined us both days and The Kid had a blast. I had a blast seeing friends and family I had not seen in years. I didn’t have a panic attack all week. Huge win. Major Happy Thing.

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  649. My mom painted a picture of my daughter and our incredibly giant, happy dog hanging out on the dining room table. Oh–and I get to be a chaperone when my daughter’s camp goes to see CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway tomorrow! Yay! (Your computer will be fine…I’m almost sure of it. Just don’t touch it until the Apple guys can look at it).

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  650. I’m happy you’re working on another book!
    I’m graduating on Saturday with my Bachelors Degree. It took me three years since I got my AA but I did it. I have a husband, four children, and am older than most of my fellow students and grads. But dammit I freaking did it.
    After about 3-4 years of not speaking to my mother after a big fight, I reached out to her with a grad announcement and pictures and a three page letter. She called me and told me she was so happy and proud and that she loves me. Felt good to suck it up and apologize. I’ve missed her but didn’t think she wanted to hear from me again.

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    Renee Belisle

    I’m happy because my son deigned to fix something really simple on my apple computer, when he visited me, so I didn’t have to be humiliated by the guys at the “Genius Bar” in the Apple Store. They intimidate me, cuz they appear to FLOAT.

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  652. This song is a couple years old, but I just found it on Spotify. It’s addicting.
    Plus, you can pick up some killer dance moves from the video.

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  653. I’m happy that even though the bus driver just caught a look at me theough my bathroom window while naked and wearing a tin foil hat, it’s given me something to write about today and made me laugh!
    (Context: I’m bleaching my hair and nudity makes sense given that bleach can just ruin your nice towels, and the road passes pretty damn close on that side of the house!)

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  654. I made a bangin’ sandwich for lunch today. Cracked pepper turkey, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, and chipotle mayo on a kaiser roll.

    Chipotle mayo. Changing lives one sandwich at a time.

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  655. While in the middle of thinking about what to write I had to stop to get up to disentangle my doofus cat from the window screen. Her claws were caught as she tried to catch a stink bug ( reminding me that I’m a bad cat mom for not trimming her claws and also that she’s pretty cute and awesome).

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  656. I didn’t have a happy moment until I saw the words “new book” in your blog!!!! Yay!!!!!

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  657. I officiated at the handfasting of a beautiful young couple this afternoon. Seeing them so in love made my heart sing for their future.

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  658. Yoga. And a big box of wine, because hey, everybody has issues. Good luck with your machine … technology sucks ass when it lets us down!

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    Daniele Hunter

    I have the best wife in the entire world, and we have the sweetest/dumbest/loveliest kitten who climbed on top of our 7ish-foot TV cabinet and didn’t die tonight, and for the first time in my life I have a job that makes me feel like a real person. Also, today I saw a video with literally all of the dachsunds.

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  660. I had weight loss surgery in May and am down about 65 pounds so far. I’m pre-wedding weight and 5 more pounds and I’ll be the lightest I’ve been in 20 years.

    I just started a business with a friend putting unicorn horns on everything. He’s drawing pictures of characters and animals with horns and I’m making headbands. We’ve got a booth at Salt Lake Comic Con. Check out Unitopia on facebook. 🙂

    A job just opened up in my dream department in my company and I’ve had the department head tell me she wants me.

    For the first time in my adult life I am able to pay all bills. A happy side effect of the sad loss of my father-in-law.

    I get to meet John Cusack in September and my teenage heart is giddy.

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    Fallenthropy

    Some random guy brought his baby pot bellied pig with him to the fast food place we were at last night and let me pet the pig and had it pose for pictures. Best I can do for happy right now.

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  662. 673
    Sarah Foley

    I adopted an adorable dog that let me compensate for no more kids by putting her in a onesie? Your book Furiously Happy made me realize that depression, anxiety, OCD, and RA don’t mean I’m less, just weird and crazy which can on the odd day be WAY more fun than normal. I’m talkin’ racing hotwheels around on my husband’s face, using his nose as a ramp, and making them hilariously and meladramaticly explode with my son. All the while my husband is somewhere between amused and questioning life choices. Or the random explanation to friends that showering led me to think about hygiene which led to teeth and my irrational distaste for zombies due to all the dental hygiene issues. This then led me to decomposing corpses and rot and how you wouldn’t be in all that much danger so long as they were quickly contained and how the science just doesn’t add up… Then I remembered I didn’t brush my teeth and I had to leave mid-conversation. So it started normal, got lost in the middle and ended happily enough?? This was all a little random but I hope you feel a little better but I’m awkward with people so I’m not quite sure how to end this. It’s good that since you’re far away it’s more of a concept of talking to a person but now that I’ve said that it seems rude and weird so ummm… Yeah I look forward to overanalyzing this later. Hope it all gets sorted.

    All the best,
    Sarah

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  663. This made me super happy. I hope it helps!!

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  664. the sound of my nephew’s laughter and that he’s laughing because i did something funny. me, who is so, so serious. he, who is so, so like me.

    blue bell chocolate ice cream.

    fresh boxes of crayons. choosing just the right colors for a picture and doing a good job getting them on the page.

    the duvet cover a friend sewed for me.

    waking up to the sight of a julia gilmore painting. roses and goldenrod. it’s the most beautiful thing i own, and it’s almost always the first thing i see when i wake up and one of the last things i see before i go to sleep.

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    Jennifer Chase

    I had my gall bladder removed today. He was a right nasty bastard. I even named him for my exhusband because he was nauseating and I wanted to get rid of him. So I’m sore, on opioids that make my nose itch but better days are coming. Somewhere the there is a chili rellano with my name on it.

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  666. New book by Jenny=happy thoughts.

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  667. Oh Jenny. Hugs from our house.
    Here’s a happy for you:
    My seven year old daughter has wanted her own cat for SO, SO long. She had narrowed it down to three breeds that she would love to have: a bengal, a maine coon, and a ragdoll. Yeah, honey, $1200-$3000 cats aren’t happening at this house. Plus Daddy had sworn he did not want a second cat in the house (his dad kinda overdid it when he was a kid and he’s oversensitive to the smell). The girl asked whether, if she could keep her room clean every day for six months, she could have a cat THEN. Daddy said he’d consider it.

    She made it for 80 days, and that day she and I went to the pet store for cat food and litter, and to visit the shelter cats. There was a kitten, and while we had it in the “visiting room”…. the workers said “oh, didn’t realize you had that one, someone has just bought it and they’re taking it home.” So we went back to pick another cat to visit. And then we saw him. A purebred Bengal cat, unmistakable, five years old, calm, and affectionate. I was sure he’d have an extra high adoption fee. But no. The shelter was overful. He’d been there for three weeks. The fee was $20.

    Daddy had only said he’d consider it. He really didn’t want a second cat. It was silly to consider an adult cat when she wanted it to be HER cat. There was no way he’d say yes anyway. But I called. I pleaded. I put her on the phone. And I think he realized I wouldn’t have called if it wasn’t really THE one, the right one, the right time. He said yes! So now, along with our pudgy tabby (that one is MY baby boy), we have a sleek, gorgeous, rosetted, goofy Bengal, and the girl has been taking care of his food and litter and her room like a champ. ❤

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  668. My rescue pup who is pestering me to take her for a walk (at almost midnight!) by licking my face and glasses. I wish she had a clever name like Dorothy Barker, but it’s just Evie.

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  669. I got VD in Portland!

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  670. Apple will save you. I promise!

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  671. I have been migraine free for 2 and a half days!

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  672. I went through the same computer crap twice in the past few years. ugh (((((HUGS)))))

    I shared this post of yours: http://thebloggess.com/2012/08/02/congratulation-to-you, and I wrote this on FB five years ago today: I can’t wear those shoes for two reasons: 1) my second toe is longer than my big toe; 2) my toes are slightly webbed, like my fingers. Thankfully they’re not webbed enough for other people to notice. The only drawbacks I’ve noticed are: 1) I can’t wear rings with super-wide bands, or more than one with a medium-sized band on the same finger; 2) most gloves don’t fit me properly [the fingers are either too long or too short]; 3) I can’t wear flip-flops [hurts!]; 4) my toes don’t splay properly, so I have balance problems. But hey, I’m a good swimmer! 😉

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    Bo Thilkjer Eriksen

    I am on my first vaccation in three years. Spending a week with my four kids enjoying the great wheather, the relaxed hospitality and not the least the outstanding food herren northern Italy😊.

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  674. I’m happy there’s always wine at the end of a dumbass day. 🍷😘

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  675. Griffin, the giant dog in his big blue Glorious Shoulder Crown of Majesty is destroying my house after having his evil parasitic twin Herbert removed from his groin. Also, I need to call Nasa and let them know that all their adhesive requirements can be solved with the magical slobber of this critter. Sticks to everything and is impossible to remove. Sprocket, the three-legged golden retriever avatar of pure unadulterated joy, sends lots of derpy love. Vega also wants me to pass along that there will be an opening shortly for a new monkey butler if someone doesn’t get more catfood in her bowl toot sweet. Hope things all fall into place!

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  676. I lost a kilo (~2 lb) after 15 days of training. Losing weight has been a struggle for me and so this, even though small, has been a happy achievement for me! Hopefully I can keep at it and reach my goal fitness weight soon 🙂

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  677. I got fired. But I hated the job so it’s okay. But they are trying to not give me my last pay check. That’s NOT okay. But I have an awesome lawyer who is helping me for nothing! Just because I gave her a chance to work at small community theatre I work at. Pretty awesome!
    *PS – They listed out ALL the days I missed work, even those that I was not contracted to work. Most of them they marked as “Sick”. One of them was the day I came to your book signing. BEST SICK DAY EVER!

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  678. Okay–let’s see…my 17-year old cat, Angel, has been losing weight and I’m worried about her, but today she really ate much better, and she seems to feel okay. We are going to a wedding on 9-1, I finally made all the reservations tonight–no cooking, cleaning, any kind of work for 3 days! And I found someone to come stay with my baby cats and crazy dog. (That last is the best part.) Does that help? Oh–also, the tooth fairy came for Angel, too, because she has lost all her teeth.

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  679. I am happy that I’ve nearly finished the baby blanket I have spent the past month knitting

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  680. Jayfeather Works at Burger King

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  681. I went out for a drink and discovered that yes, yes you CAN put whiskey in sangria. This is my happy thought.

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  682. I finished a cross stitch baby blanket I started 30 years ago yesterday and it looks amazing if I do say so myself. Baby stuff always cheers me up. I wish I could post a picture of it.

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  683. I am happy I married a guy that speaks my mother tongue so that when we fight he actually gets everything I’m saying. And then I get to apologize in the same language also 🙂

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  684. I’m happy that I have a new book to read! My friend gave it to me for my birthday and it’s the perfect book for me in my post-breakup state. Yay for books and supportive friends!

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  685. Rough day. Week. Rough while, really. BUT this video is heartwarming. https://weloveanimals.me/diver-doesnt-understand-seal-wants-grabs-hand/

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  686. Also after some delays, my best friend got the copy of You Are Here that you signed for her for me. Did that make sense? Anyways she was thrilled and that made me happy. Can’t wait till I get my own copy :). Also helped a friend edit his book and he just self-published :).

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  687. Also ALSO about to read some Sedaris, and am amused by the memory of you finally receiving a signed copy and what the inscription was 😆

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  688. ‘Happily’ my run tonight didn’t suck as badly as the one on Friday…and bonus – I got lovin’s from 3 new dog friends on my route!!! I think the salty sweat just lures ’em right in. My gf’s say my only motivator to run is to meet all the dogs…they try to encourage me that if I get faster, I can meet MORE of ’em!.
    Also Happy moment #2 on my run was that I never ran into the bear while running that I saw on the drive to work this morning. (BIGGER than the bear head on your wall…the one that needed arms!) Could be I didn’t see it b/c I don’t wear specs when I run…but really- who wants to do that when you might end up seeing scary shit…like BEARS…and bearanoia sucks!). Anyhow, no bears tonight, but I DID find bear poop, chock full o’ berries, which ‘happily’ I am NOT (full of berries that is); so logically I should not be so appealing for him to eat I’ve decided!
    Happy thing about YOU that you should know…your book “Let’s pretend this never happened” brought me out of a really big ‘funk’ I was in…made me laugh ’til tears poured out…got me in touch with the joy that’s out there in ALL of our dysfunctional lives again…got me READING again….and now it’s my fav’ ‘go-to’ I p.u. for friends when they are in the hospital, OR looking for a good book to read, OR feeling down…b/c apparently sometimes it takes more than dog slobber to feel whole again…but it’s a pretty good place to start.
    Hope your computer survives and you get to your happy place shortly.

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  689. This is not my story but it always makes me giggle. It is from the tumblr blog of a friend of mine.

    Okay, so last month I went on a cruise. You might remember me drunk posting from one of the islands. Anyway…
    I ordered coffee every night after dinner, and the second night, I knew the waitress was coming with the coffee, so I prepped my cup ahead of time (I drink my coffee with cream and sugar).
    The waitress poured my father in law and mother in law’s coffee first, and was chatting with them and my husband as she came around to get in reach of my cup.
    Now, I had prepped my cup in full view of everyone, including the waitress, while we were talking. But as soon as she started pouring, three things happened simultaneously.
    My husband shouted, “Holy shit, how…?”
    My father in law said, “What the…?”
    And the waitress nearly fell over backward she pulled the coffee urn back so fast.
    As the black coffee hit my (white) cup, it turned a creamy brown color, which apparently startled the hell out of all of them. For five seconds, they all looked between me and my cup like I was a witch performing magic in front of their very eyes.
    It was a powerful moment, ruined only by the stupid sugar wrappers that sat in a pile next to my plate.

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  690. Ohhh that blows. I’ll say a prayer to the Apple gods for your internet machine.

    My youngest cat tattles on the oldest all the time. If the eldest doesn’t cover her poop (she hasn’t bothered in years) or pees out of the litter box, my youngest will meow in my face and lead me to the scene of the “crime” whether I want to go or not. I’m almost insulted, it’s like he doesn’t think I can smell molten shit or piss, but I think he’s just decided to take the role of the family nark. Good thing he can’t speak human, I suppose.

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  691. 702
    Rosy Lopez

    So this is my tale of my Pirate Doughnut Adventure. A few years back, a bunch of my friends realized that Talk Like a Pirate Day was on a Saturday. On this wonderfully silly holiday, Krispy Kream Doughnuts will give you a free dozen glazed doughnuts if you go in dressed like a pirate. So we plotted to not just go to our local one as we had in years before. We all would make it an all day event and caravan to all the Krispy Kreams withing driving distance ( which were 3 or 4) and each of us would go in separate so we each got a box of doughnuts. By the end of our plundering, we had about 30 something dozen doughnuts. After that. as the sun was setting, we drove down to a local beach and started giving the doughnuts away to anybody we encountered. Tourist, beach goers, homeless, club attendees, police, anyone. The reactions varied. Some were wary, some tried to pay for them (which we refused to accept), but most were genuinely happy and delighted. Each reaction, it’s own mini story within this one, but to this day, it is one of my most favorite days.

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  692. I went for my weigh in and have lost 1/2 a pound 😀

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  693. Yay book three!! You’re a LEGEND, Jenny. A really really cool person, as they say in New Zealand. I’m currently editing my third children’s book. I email my ms to myself every day. I have lost WhOLE manuscript’s before. You are v v funny. I love your writing! xxx

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  694. The song Price of Fame by Submersed. Its playing on a loop in my head but that’s ok, because it’s beautiful. Sorry, it won’t let me link it on my phone (otherwise known as I have no idea how).

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  695. Its should be it’s. Which spell check just said, “It’s should be its.” You see why I make grammar mistakes a lot.

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  696. A bunch of people have donated to my Donors Choose project, which I thought would never get funded. I’m not giving the link because I’m not trying to solicit.) It was nice to be reminded that there are actually kind people in the world who are wiling to help someone they do not know.

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  697. My daughter is 5 months old. Today for the first time I was having a coffee while she was napping upstairs and I couldn’t find my 2 year old chocolate lab. He has been patient with the new baby and very gentle but you wouldn’t call the two friends yet. But this morning I went upstairs and found him sleeping beside her crib keeping an eye on her. It was such a heart happy moment. Kids and dogs…the best.

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  698. The chime to indicate the doors on my car have been locked or unlocked sound like the first four notes of Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants

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    Coppertinker

    After several weeks of talking about little else, our annual family reunion is finally done. Not that it wasn’t lovely, but herding 10 people including 2 cranky 87yo’s around for 5 days has me wiped out. Everyone lived.
    Also, in a few days I’m going to the MST3K Live Show, and I’m beyond excited.

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  700. I’m making watermelon slice cookies today (so cute but taste like almond shortbread, bonus imo) for my niece. She’s having her baby tomorrow and August 3rd is National watermelon day! Her baby needs to be delivered by c-section so prayers for them both that everything goes well. I can’t wait to meet the new little one!

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  701. Alligators don’t fly.

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    Karen in Michigan

    One of my cats was diagnosed with cancer this summer. He had a 3 x 5 inch tumor removed in June and had radiation every weekday in July. That’s not the happy part. The happy part is that he’s doing really well. The oncologists’ office is so awesome. He came home wearing a custom-made bandanna yesterday to signify he’s done with his radiation.

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  703. ok, so this is the absolute cheesiest thing, but when i need cheering up i watch these short animated films:
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/plaidninjas/

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  704. Cinnamon buns warm out of the oven, with sweet milky coffee.

    Plus it’s my neighbor’s coffee shop so I don’t have to clean up AND I feel good about splurging on a treat.

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  705. I’m happy I have your posts to read. They make me laugh during bad times.

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  706. I was approved for food stamps, which is both depressing and a relief. So, yay for approval?

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  707. I will admit to swirling the drain of doom, my mom passed away June 25. But when m pretty healthy, my family is amazing. My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So I’m trying hard to focus on that joy…not letting asshole depression take over everything.

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  708. I’m just happy that the call from the school 20min into the first day was not to tell me my kid was already having issues. The visceral response I have to seeing the school on caller id is insane…but it worked out okay this time!

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    Grace Lawson

    I was able to finish my breakfast this morning before my dog realized I was eating.

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  710. I slept all night long!!! ALL NIGHT!

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  711. Baby antelopes playing in the spray of a pivot irrigation sprinkler. Even my boss said it would be a good enough excuse to be late (which I wasn’t).

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  712. A couple that I’ve cat sat for, almost 20 years – the husband published his first mystery book last year & he just published his first short story this week(colin beckett)! I’m so happy to hear about people following their dreams, no matter how long it’s taken them!
    I got kicked by a horse last night so I’m not happy this morning – just very sore ;-}
    But I’m happy I’m here to post on your blog 🙂

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  713. My milkweed plant continues to have monarch and monarch caterpillar visitors.

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  714. I’m learning fly-fishing… never been out on the water but casting just a line (with no fly and most importantly no hook!) makes me happy. Also I just finished your book, and loved it! I hope you get your data and computer back soon!

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  715. My friends came over and kicked me out for the day. They cleaned my house and took awesome care of my kids. While out O scored an amazing cat tree for 5 bucks.

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  716. Jenny I want to let you know that I am having a gloomy day and I really need some comfort to go through the day. The first thing that comes to my mind is to come to your website. Does that make you feel happier? It’s not even about how much effort and talent you put to share about how we battle depression and other issues in life, it’s about you being you; and you demonstrated so well about how one can be oneself in an effortlessly fabulous, and gloriously messed-up, and furiously happy way.

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  717. I have recently discovered this blog. And that I don’t need an account to add a comment. Hot diggity, that makes me so happy. And also, I only just fully discovered that I LOVE R&B music, and having good new tunes on my iPod makes me extremely happy.

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  718. I’ve been more down on myself lately and ended up going down a rabbit hole of youtube videos (as one does). I found this one video cheered me up and I probably enjoyed it more than I should have. Hope it entertains you. And good luck with the computer!

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  719. I wanted to share that we have a skunk problem. After evicting the matriarch of the neighborhood from its cozy shelter under our shed, another one moved in. I spread rodent repellent around the fence where it is trying to get in (after barricading it out all french-revolution-style). The stuff smells all peppery bc it has capsaicin in it. Two nights ago all we could smell was skunk. I am pretty sure the powder made it sneeze and it proofed every time. Cachoo-poof! All night long. Now, after reading about your friend waking up with the possum tapping her head, I am paranoid that a skunk is going to do the same…. waddle in and tap my forehead until I wake up, then poof right in my face.

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  720. I saw this on twitter somewhere… Do crabs think we walk sideways? 🙂

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  721. I’m happy for my library books that I can’t wait to dive into.

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  722. I just closed on a house with the man I’ve been waiting for my entire life. We have a pool with a water slide in our backyard and the look of determination and joy on my daughters face when she’s sitting at the top, just about to slide down brings me SUCH JOY! A morning dove coo’s softly every morning outside my new window as I wake up and greet the day. It’s breathtaking knowing I am allowed to be this happy.

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  723. Wow. First you should be happy that it took me FOREVER to get to the bottom of this so you have tons of happy left for you! Also, I just sat at my desk while Meathloaf’s “I would do anything for love” was on. I LOVE that song and I waved my arms like i was at a show. They already think I’m weird here but all is good. That made me insanely happy. 🙂

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    corinasahlin

    People always tell you to back up your shit because it could get lost. I always thought, nah, that won’t happen to me. After working on something very important for many days, including a movie I made, and after not backing up my computer for three months, the un-imaginable happened. My fucking computer (an apple, only 14 months old, with the warranty just having run out) broke down. I lost all that stuff. I can’t tell you how many swear words I’ve been saying, and also how many hours I have pleaded with the Apple support people. They weren’t helpful or nice, and that bums me out.

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  725. I will be visiting my aunt in a month. We are very close but live on opposite ends of the country (CA & MA). She was diagnosed with ALS a year ago, so whenever I can visit is incredibly special.

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  726. The fact that a werehedgehog romance novel exists:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161961-hedging-his-bets?from_search=true

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  727. Going to NY on Sunday to see my family.

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  728. I’m happy you’re working on a new book!

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  729. Binge watching New Girl, eating nachos, and drinking redneck margaritas with the hubby last night

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  730. I feel your pain….my computer died yesterday too. Yours had much more important stuff on it I’m sure…..but I want the emails I saved from my dad.

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  731. I am going out of town tomorrow (no where fancy or far away, just a change of scenery) for a long weekend with 17 of my friends who volunteered to celebrate my 50th birthday with me! Feel the love…..and you will get your stuff back!!!!

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  732. When my daughter was a little younger (maybe 2?) she was simultaneously learning to say “snuggle” and learn the alphabet song. She invented a version of it that we still sing today…
    “Q, R, S…
    T, U, V…
    Snuggle U, X, Y, and Z….”

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  733. 744
    J to the B

    I have 2 sasquatches at my house. One that my friends made for me because my husband didn’t want me to get the lifelike one and “turn our house into a freak show”. The other Sasquatch…. the lifelike one that my husband gave me 2 days later as a surprise birthday present. 🙂

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  734. I brought my 10 year old daughter home today after an 11 day inpatient stay in the adolesent phyc unit.

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  735. I was happy because I am literally trying to get pregnant as I type this, but then my cat farted and I’m still ankles in the air o’clock for another 20 mins. So my new happy is that cheese exists. A+ for cheese.

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  736. I am really happy that a, my data lives on a separate, external hard drive, and 2, it gets backed up every night online to Code 42. (Which seems to be a great company. I can recommend it.)

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  737. Look! Lookit! Dead things that fly! That’ll cheer anyone up!

    Some content was stripped by our security filters, but it should be possible for one of your Editors to embed the content for you.

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  738. Well, you’ve now missed out on flying dead things, including an ostrichcopter, a flying shark, a badgar-submarine that ‘excretes a tough jet of water out of its arse’, a flying rat and a drone cat, since your security filters stripped out the url. Bummer for you.

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  739. I have a very small and cheap French press. The coffee is amazing. I have to go in early today, but right now this coffee is making me happy. Hope this helps.

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  740. 753
    The Rocking Raw Chef

    I’m happy that I got brave enough to share the most vulnerable story ever on my podcast tomorrow!

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  741. I went to starbucks this morning on the wy to work and they mesed up both my tea and sandwich order. But they fixed it and let me keep the wrong sandwhich, so I was able to give breakfast to a homeless guy in the parking lot. Go Starbucks!

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  742. This picture of a baby Chewbacca

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  743. I would LOOOOVE a copy!

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  744. I am on a family vacation in Hawaii and my 3 girls aren’t fighting for the first time ever……. They are asleep… 🤣

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  745. All kids at grandmas. Peed without interruption for first time in fifteen years. I’m pretty stoked.

    Also, favorite writer just printed her newest book even though computer is fucked.

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  746. My oldest and dearest friend is in love.
    After a divorce so awful I can’t talk about any aspect of it here, she spent over ten years isolated in the country raising her two perfect sons, home schooling one, being dirt poor because of it, being ostracized by both sides of her family who never knew, and never asked about WHY, and HOW, or WHAT had been done to her.

    Well, her sons are amazing, and the oldest is going off to college. The youngest is doing well enough to finish high school at a public school, and the most amazing, strongest, most noble human being that I know is in love with a man who is taking her off to Rome.

    To see pictures of them together would make your face break from the smile you can’t help having. I’m in tears at the thought of her happy. No one deserves it more.

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  747. My grandson kissed me for the first time today. He’s been kissing the fog and cat kisses for months, but finally I got one!

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  748. 762
    Jennifer K.

    This dog is my favorite thing online right now.

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  749. Lighten up folks, free humor book today – Award-winning novel, Coinman – Literary Fiction

    Story of a clerk in India who finds it hard to cope with his life and tough colleagues.

    Get on amazon – the lin