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Offline 6pairsofshoes

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2021, 04:48:46 PM »
Happy father's day to all the fathers here.  I wish I'd had more time with my Dad, and these annual reminders are sad ones for me.

8ully, congrats on the new chair.  I'm sure you'll be happy to avoid the squeaks.

I finally gave a desk chair the heave ho as I kept getting headphones wire wrapped around the arm and it would cause them to fly onto the floor, damaging them.  The new one is better, more comfortable.  I got it at a yard sale for $0.50.  It is a Steelcase swivel armchair and extremely comfortable as well as better looking than the ergonomic thing I discarded.

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2021, 09:07:45 PM »
Dang, you smoked me. I see ads for refurbished steelseries and they're still in the $250-$300 range.

I think I'm just going to run 2.5mm cables over the top of my desk to prevent wheelage.

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« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2021, 10:56:37 PM »
The wire avoidance scheme sounds well advised.  I hit up a bunch of yard sales where I found vintage office furniture for next to nothing.  So I have some chairs.  The Steelcase one is the most comfortable.  People would put stuff out on the curb, or schools would toss stuff into dumpsters.  Perfectly good furniture.  I'd remove it and give it a new home.  Herman Miller polyester resin shell chairs, Knoll office chairs.  I didn't keep all of them and I keep promising my husband I'll get rid of some of them, but I have chairs.  I love a good chair.  Most of them are pretty uncomfortable if you spend any time in them.

I picked up a chair from the local disposal site -- a teak deck chair that someone had painted hideous yellow.  Why they didn't leave the natural wood alone is a mystery, but it's got layers of white and yellow paint.  I sanded it as best I could, and for the folding bits, I've had to remove the paint with a chisel since it's interfering with the smooth operation of the folding function.  I have a little more work to do on it, and then it will be usable.  It's going to be blue.  I hate that I had to paint it.  I have to find some cushions for it.

Furniture here is crazy expensive and it's poorly made and designed.  My husband calls it "modern wank."  Like it belongs in Harry Enfield's "I saw you coming" boutique.  When IKEA is a step up in quality, you know you're in trouble. 
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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2021, 08:55:44 PM »
Traded up chairs again, this time it's an office depot one with lumbar support.

The gods of closed goodwill smiled on me today.

Adjusting it is super easy, but it is a heavy sucker.

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2021, 06:38:05 AM »
Amazing how different the "HAPPY" things are to different people.
I love to abuse myself running up hills on holiday whilst the wife sits and reads/crochets/knits.
The thought of being made redundant does make me happy atm (just had enough at work) but not as happy as having a hernia operation one week before Xmas. Weird people are

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« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2021, 06:44:46 PM »
I get a thrill subduing unruly nature.  I spent an hour this afternoon yanking vines out of a plum tree.  Worked up a sweat and felt pleased to rescue a nice fruit bearing tree from choking plant growth.

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2021, 12:47:19 AM »
Woohoo - multi-tasking!

 8) 8)

I get a thrill subduing unruly nature.  I spent an hour this afternoon yanking vines out of a plum tree.  Worked up a sweat and felt pleased to rescue a nice fruit bearing tree from choking plant growth.

I can associate with that Happiness  :) :)

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2021, 12:30:55 PM »
It may sound corny but I'm only truly happy when those close to me are. Over the last 18 months that's been a difficult ask.

Oh, and beer.
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2021, 06:23:11 AM »
There is a new Thai restuarant not too far from me and I'm hooked. It's called Nuki's on Trinity road, Balham. Some of the things on their menu are their own invention so it's pretty unique.

I feel guilty about partially abandonning the Tumnan Thai, though.
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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2021, 02:40:22 AM »
"pretty unique". Is that like "light black"?

I haven't been ro every Thai restuarant so I can't be sure they're truly unique items. They are, however, unique to all that I have been to.
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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2021, 08:00:44 AM »
love Thai food, much tastier than Chinese IMHO