What made your day / made you smile today?

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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 27 October 2020, 22:21

PopTart wrote:
erti wrote:
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erti wrote:Well, I'm proud of myself. I said no to someone I had no interest in and the dude was obviously the type who "wham bam thank you ma'am" type. Funny thing is he's following me like a lost puppy because I'm the first t say no to him.

Totally a thing. Reject a guy, that otherwise wouldn't have given a damn and he'll pursue you to the ends of the earth, just because you refused his advances. :rolleyes:


Lol he had a “my bitch” but “not together” kind of woman yet he wants a relationship with men... yeah... no

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Him selling drugs and such blah...
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby John27 » 27 October 2020, 22:54

I didn't actually smile, but I was very happy with my telehealth therapist appointment. This therapist is fairly new--I had to change recently when my old therapist cracked after having had to deal with me too long. :lol: Unlike the old therapist, I've never met this one in the real world (because of COVID-19, the clinic no longer does routine in person appointments. Probably a good thing in the pandemic era, since the offices are so small--one is so small that if it were any smaller the client would have to sit on the therapist's lap. :lol:)

So far, appointments have been get acquainted and tell my history. Today's history hit more directly on sexuality than has been the case. It went well. I figured it probably would. But I had worries--particularly because this therapist is a woman, and it does feel a little awkward telling a woman some things. (Although it felt awkward, sometimes, when I had a male therapist. I told him once about when was a teenager, and how I enjoyed looking at my classmates nude in the school locker room. Then, a thought hit. And I said that those details probably made him--a straight man, who certainly had changed and showered countless times in school locker rooms when he was a teenager--cringe!)
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Jzone » 28 October 2020, 06:06

John27 wrote:This therapist is fairly new--I had to change recently when my old therapist cracked after having had to deal with me too long.

That is the best sign of progress I have ever heard.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby John27 » 28 October 2020, 08:09

Jzone wrote:
John27 wrote:This therapist is fairly new--I had to change recently when my old therapist cracked after having had to deal with me too long.

That is the best sign of progress I have ever heard.


Actually, there was no real progress. :cry: What really happened was the old therapist ended up changing to a different practice. I might have followed her, except the financial end wouldn't work. But it's more fun for me to joke about her cracking at last!

Although I do think there may be something to be said for changing therapists--I'd had the old one for a long time, and a new one might have new perspectives, strengths, etc.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 28 October 2020, 22:27

Glasgow Airport still nice and empty. :)

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Also, isn't our little aeroplane adorable? :3

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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby PopTart » 29 October 2020, 05:48

The aviation economy is so screwed.

Oh god! :blargh:

You're flying across the Atlantic on that thing?

I don't know what it is, it's not rational at all, but I don't trust those old school propeller planes. :runaway:

Goodluck! :thumbsup:

And also, have gin! (<--That was a typo, but given the plane, probably wise) as originally intended, have fun!
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby acpro » 29 October 2020, 12:52

omg the propeller planes! I haven't been in one of those for awhile. I'm guessing they're smaller and better on fuel.

Aer lingus is good though! I like their sandwiches lol.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 29 October 2020, 13:01

PopTart wrote:The aviation economy is so screwed.

Oh god! :blargh:

There were four British Airways jets sitting in storage at Glasgow Airport.

PopTart wrote:You're flying across the Atlantic on that thing?

No, no, no, haha. Just across the Irish Sea. Then we're flying from Dublin to Heathrow and then across the Atlantic on a large British Airways jet.

PopTart wrote:I don't know what it is, it's not rational at all, but I don't trust those old school propeller planes. :runaway:

These are not at all "old school propeller planes"! Turboprop engines are very much contemporary with jet engines, sharing some design elements. The key difference is that rather than only spinning internal fans to suck in air to combust and simply expel for propulsion, the very similar engine converts its exhaust into further rotational energy to spin an external propeller.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 29 October 2020, 13:57

Also worth noting, these ATR planes (this was an ATR 72-600) have done tens of millions of flights, flying like a billion passengers billions of miles, with zero fatal crashes among EU airlines I believe.

Very smooth and quiet, actually. :)

They are very suitable for these short flights, reaching very high fuel efficiency at relatively low speeds.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby PopTart » 29 October 2020, 16:42

Brenden wrote:
PopTart wrote:The aviation economy is so screwed.

Oh god! :blargh:

There were four British Airways jets sitting in storage at Glasgow Airport.
I'm really not surprised. From what I can gather, pretty much many of europes larger airlines are on the verge of bankruptcy :runaway:
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PopTart wrote:You're flying across the Atlantic on that thing?

No, no, no, haha. Just across the Irish Sea. Then we're flying from Dublin to Heathrow and then across the Atlantic on a large British Airways jet.
phew! I wouldn't want to travel over the Atlantic in anything short of a full fledged jet, no matter how sound.
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PopTart wrote:I don't know what it is, it's not rational at all, but I don't trust those old school propeller planes. :runaway:

These are not at all "old school propeller planes"! Turboprop engines are very much contemporary with jet engines, sharing some design elements. The key difference is that rather than only spinning internal fans to suck in air to combust and simply expel for propulsion, the very similar engine converts its exhaust into further rotational energy to spin an external propeller.
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René wrote:Also worth noting, these ATR planes (this was an ATR 72-600) have done tens of millions of flights, flying like a billion passengers billions of miles, with zero fatal crashes among EU airlines I believe.

Very smooth and quiet, actually. :)

They are very suitable for these short flights, reaching very high fuel efficiency at relatively low speeds.
That should make me feel reassured, but you know what? It really doesn't :D
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 29 October 2020, 17:52

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PopTart wrote:I don't know what it is, it's not rational at all, but I don't trust those old school propeller planes. :runaway:

These are not at all "old school propeller planes"! Turboprop engines are very much contemporary with jet engines, sharing some design elements. The key difference is that rather than only spinning internal fans to suck in air to combust and simply expel for propulsion, the very similar engine converts its exhaust into further rotational energy to spin an external propeller.

:P

It would be rational not to trust an old type of propellor plane. Your "irrationality" was based on a misconception which has now been rectified. :nod:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Severelius » 29 October 2020, 17:57

Just took possession of a complete DVD box set of Murder, She Wrote because I'm apparently a 90-year-old woman pretending to be a 29-year-old man.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby John27 » 29 October 2020, 20:44

Severelius wrote:Just took possession of a complete DVD box set of Murder, She Wrote because I'm apparently a 90-year-old woman pretending to be a 29-year-old man.


And does this mean I was a 90 year old woman pretending to be a 14 year old boy when I watched this show with my family back in the 1980s? :lol:

I remember when it was on the air. I even remember hearing about "this new show" or at least "new to your people" at Thanksgiving when I was in 8th grade. (About 14 years old.)
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 29 October 2020, 23:26

Just told another cousin about Brenden and me having a boyfriend together. Nothing about his reaction suggested this seemed in any way unusual to him. :keke:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby John27 » 30 October 2020, 10:32

René wrote:Just told another cousin about Brenden and me having a boyfriend together. Nothing about his reaction suggested this seemed in any way unusual to him. :keke:


Reading this unfortunately reminded me of a conversation I'll probably be having soon... As I mentioned elsewhere, I have a new therapist. And, sooner or later, she'll learn my relationship history--or, more accurately, my lack of history. I have had zero boyfriends--I haven't ever even had a single date, not even a casual date for, say, a high school dance when I was young. (Although a high school dance when I was young would have required going with a girl in that era. :noes: )

It can be interesting when this topic of conversation comes up--I've had more than one surprised mental health professional! Hopefully, when we reach this particular conversation, she'll know enough about my history to understand part of why things worked out the way they did...
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 30 October 2020, 11:05

John27 wrote:
René wrote:Just told another cousin about Brenden and me having a boyfriend together. Nothing about his reaction suggested this seemed in any way unusual to him. :keke:


Reading this unfortunately reminded me of a conversation I'll probably be having soon... As I mentioned elsewhere, I have a new therapist. And, sooner or later, she'll learn my relationship history--or, more accurately, my lack of history. I have had zero boyfriends--I haven't ever even had a single date, not even a casual date for, say, a high school dance when I was young. (Although a high school dance when I was young would have required going with a girl in that era. :noes: )

It can be interesting when this topic of conversation comes up--I've had more than one surprised mental health professional! Hopefully, when we reach this particular conversation, she'll know enough about my history to understand part of why things worked out the way they did...

This reads like the start of a book... Just maybe replace "she'll" with "you'll".

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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 4 November 2020, 02:49

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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby William77 » 5 November 2020, 02:45

Trying on my new skirt. I love cross dressing and it makes me really happy!
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Jzone » 6 November 2020, 23:38

I was finally able to go back to the gym today after an 8 month break. Just the pool for lap swimming, but I'll take it.
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