The optimistic thread

A board designated for discussion of personal issues.
Forum rules
Due to the often sensitive nature of the discussions occurring in Life Issues, we ask that you be particularly considerate and respectful toward posters here. Violation of this request will be considered a violation of the rules.

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby General.Hankins » November 9th, 2017, 8:33 pm

Congratulations Mitchell on your engagement!
And speaking of my brother.

So, I'm sitting in my EMT class and my dear brother (The Hankerchief) calls, all the way from Qatar. I quickly silence my phone and let him know I will call him back as soon as I finish class. And this is Twin Nerd moment of pride, He responds not with any of the typical affirmatives (Ok, Roger That, See you then, etc) but instead replies, "Potassium". I couldn't help it, I started laughing, in the middle of a trauma response exercise. Questioning looks abound (the material was fairly graphic) the instructor decided to pause and let us take a break. I grinned like a fool all the way through the rest of the class.

So, in short, My Brother everyone.
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
User avatar
General.Hankins
 
Posts: 9
Joined: September 26th, 2010, 4:56 pm
Location: Alaska (literally the whole state, my job takes me everywhere)

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » November 9th, 2017, 8:38 pm

That's fabulous :lol: I'm going to have to use that one.
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Amante » November 11th, 2017, 12:19 pm

Congrats mitchell!
Any SJ related questions? Feel free to look around, and if you can't find an answer, make a topic here and we'll get to you as fast as we can! :D

BlackBlade Rising revamp COMING SOON!
User avatar
Amante
 
Posts: 3022
Joined: June 5th, 2009, 6:52 pm

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Oly-RRR » November 15th, 2017, 6:09 pm

1) MITCHELL, CONGRAAAATS!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

2) Every time I come back here after a long stretch of inactivity I'm all "dang, I LOVE this forum!" and I don't really feel like that about any other place on the internet. :P
Image
Image
You can't compare shooting a stag with lasers to putting on women's clothing!!! - Liz Carr on Ouch!
You know you're overweight when your stab-vest starts riding up and looking a bit like a crop-top... - Alfie Moore
User avatar
Oly-RRR
 
Posts: 2613
Joined: August 20th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Location: here for the music

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » January 22nd, 2018, 3:30 pm

*dusts off the thread which has now been about my wedding for two and a half months :lol: *

Narrowing down venues and going to do round 1 of dress shopping this week. I feel like things are finally beginning to start to almost come together and, well, that's nice. :P
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby MK_Wizard » January 22nd, 2018, 8:00 pm

Never give up because the only true absolute failure is when you stop trying.
User avatar
MK_Wizard
 
Posts: 131
Joined: September 19th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Location: Canada

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby The_Hankerchief » January 24th, 2018, 3:43 am

I went to go pay off the rest of the bill for the truck tires I bought last year, only to discover that not only had I paid it (via a monthly bill payment I had set up before I went overseas), the payment for last month had overpaid the bill by a little over $100. I ended up getting a set of chains for my truck without having to pay anything, and still had enough to get lunch!

....Not a major thing, but given how my year started, I'll take my victories where I can get them.
sanspants wrote:Man, I bet the NSA guys know where to find the best porn.

Sonic-ock wrote:I, the procrastination fairy, am glad to have been a positive influence on the community.
User avatar
The_Hankerchief
 
Posts: 4038
Joined: September 2nd, 2010, 1:59 am
Location: (Insert Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere")

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Muntyc0re » January 31st, 2018, 10:27 am

today I got a new project at work, I am really happy for this opportunity
User avatar
Muntyc0re
 
Posts: 38
Joined: March 22nd, 2017, 9:18 am

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » February 11th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Cleaned up the desktop of my computer. It was like 75% covered with random pictures I downloaded/documents from when I was in school/misc other files. Now I can see Oly's background picture again and feel a bit less stressed by it.

I kinda gave up on my cleaning spree from a month ago. Idk if I'll get back to it. Kind of a bummer. At least I got done what I did. And I did also get some papers cleared up today IRl.
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby The_Hankerchief » February 11th, 2018, 11:47 pm

I went and picked up my husky pup.

My big fear was, he was a) not going to like car rides, and b) make a mess in my truck (he's still learning potty training). Turns out my fears were unfounded. He's a good dog! Made a 13 hour drive back to Montana, zero issues.

Now, if we could just get past the teething phase...
sanspants wrote:Man, I bet the NSA guys know where to find the best porn.

Sonic-ock wrote:I, the procrastination fairy, am glad to have been a positive influence on the community.
User avatar
The_Hankerchief
 
Posts: 4038
Joined: September 2nd, 2010, 1:59 am
Location: (Insert Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere")

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Seven Rain » February 12th, 2018, 1:27 am

The_Hankerchief wrote:Now, if we could just get past the teething phase...

You'll miss the teething when it's done. In my experience puppies can be so hyper that it gets tiring, but when they're grown and don't play as much you start missing how funny they were when they wanted to fight and eat everything, haha.

(EDIT: Man I phrased that kinda badly and sadly when I first posted this.)
Last edited by Seven Rain on February 12th, 2018, 11:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Image
User avatar
Seven Rain
 
Posts: 24268
Joined: February 21st, 2008, 7:05 am
Location: Nostalgia Town

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Oly-RRR » February 12th, 2018, 3:16 pm

mitchellbravo wrote:Now I can see Oly's background picture again

OMG OMG I forgot about that. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Also in my experience you gotta have BALLS OF STEEL (that I personally don't have) to clean daily so occasional cleaning sprees that still get you closer to the goal are better than not cleaning at all.

The_Hankerchief wrote:I went and picked up my husky pup.

AAAAH YOU KNOW THE ENTIRE FORUM NEEDS PICTURES NOW :D :D :D

Meanwhile I reached my goal of last year and used up all sketchbooks I had started simultaneously and became THE PERSON WITH ONE SKETCHBOOK. 8-) It's silly to feel happy about this but it makes me happy - I'll try to keep it this way for as long as possible (I mean, realistically it's sometimes reasonable to have two sketchbooks, but that doesn't happen very often).
Image
Image
You can't compare shooting a stag with lasers to putting on women's clothing!!! - Liz Carr on Ouch!
You know you're overweight when your stab-vest starts riding up and looking a bit like a crop-top... - Alfie Moore
User avatar
Oly-RRR
 
Posts: 2613
Joined: August 20th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Location: here for the music

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » March 9th, 2018, 4:06 pm

IT'S HAPPENING *RON PAUL GIF*
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby avian-reader » March 9th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Holey Moley!!!! You're engaged Mitchell!?!? Congrats!!!!! Can't believe so many of us on here are tying the knot, it's so lovely ^_^
Got questions about autism? Feel free to ask :)
User avatar
avian-reader
 
Posts: 2443
Joined: October 8th, 2008, 4:48 pm
Location: UK

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » March 9th, 2018, 9:02 pm

avian-reader wrote:Holey Moley!!!! You're engaged Mitchell!?!? Congrats!!!!! Can't believe so many of us on here are tying the knot, it's so lovely ^_^

I am!!!! Thanks!! :D :D :D The wedding's in August.

My newest post is because I'm prety sure I'm starting a new full time job next week?????? I'm horribly nervous but also really excited and grateful.
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

PreviousNext

Return to Life Issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron