Things that make you smile

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  1. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Being taught that loving, caring and sharing is important is much easier when you share that love with a cat. It doesn't take long to know who owns whom:
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  2. Zombie_61

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    That kid looks like Howdy Doody after he was transformed into a real boy Pinocchio style.
     
  3. 2jakes

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    WIMBLEDON :D
     
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  4. GHT

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    Have you ever been to Wimbledon 2jakes? It's well worth the trip. I saw Steffi Graf lift the lady's trophy in 1996.
     
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  6. 2jakes

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    I haven't had the pleasure of visiting Wimbledon yet.
    But I did have the pleasure of meeting Steffi Graf.

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    Here we have concluded our interview and she’s removing the mic.
    This is one of the rare instances when the news media (me) stepped outside the
    lines
    and became a fan.
    One on one afterwards, she was a soft spoken woman almost to the point
    of shyness.
    I made her laugh.

    Next morning we hit for a little bit on the front courts at McFarlin
    Tennis Center.
    On the court she was a tigress who would beat you without mercy.
    I was lucky I got near the tennis ball. She was being nice to me.

    I’ve mentioned before about meeting Steffi on this forum,
    but this is one of the nicer
    things in my hectic job as a
    news cameraman that I enjoyed and will never forget.




     
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  7. GHT

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    Have to admit, I don't read all threads, I would make a terrible moderator, so I must have missed your previous post. The problem for real fans of tennis who would love to attend Wimbledon, they are up against the, money is no object set, who attend all the famous sporting functions, not to see, but to be seen. If you ever get the chance to come over, don't stay anywhere near the All England Tennis Club. London's transport system is second to none and you can easily get there from anywhere within a twenty five mile radius.

    Better still, you could do a McEnroe, there again, on second thoughts:
    The three-times Wimbledon champion and former world No 1 believes his punditry work during the championships is worth the cheque of at least £150,000 a year he is paid by the broadcaster. Navratilova revealed to a Panorama investigation in March that she was paid just £15,000 for her input.

    “I don’t think it’s simply like people receiving the same pay,” McEnroe said. “You’re not going out and playing Wimbledon or the US Open, this is a totally different animal.
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  8. 2jakes

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  9. GHT

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    Did Philip fart?
     
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  10. Fading Fast

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    If you're on Twitter and love dogs, "Thoughts of Dog" is a huge smile maker (I think AmateisGal introduced me). Still enjoying this July 4th one:


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    the human invited many guests. to the household this evening. but i reserved a whole room to myself. i have special headphones. to ward off the sky booms. i have my stuffed fren sebastian. to keep me company. and the human plans to check in on me. every other minute
     
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    Having had many dogs in my life there is something I have noticed. The larger the dog, the more terrified they tend to be of storms, fireworks, etc. I have no explanation for this, but I've seen it repeatedly. I can't imagine what goes through their minds as they cower under the bed or in a closet. I had one dog whose safe place was wedged between the stove and refrigerator. She never even looked at that spot until the thunder started, then in she would go. She couldn't get out of there on her own so we would drag her out backwards when the storm passed.
     
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    It's interesting how different dogs respond. One of ours would hide in a closet (one particular closet) when fireworks or thunderstorms started and would scratch furiously at the door to get in. Others have responding with complete indifference.
     
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    Sitting out back (99 degress) in the shade with a chest full of beer (brand/type not really important) covered in ice. The moment I open the first one and take a swig.
    :D
     
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    Lazy mornings with a cup of coffee perusing The Fedora Lounge and the news online.
    :D
     
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    Yep, and on those indulgent days with time to spare.....a second cup!
     
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    And then the Lazy Day became a day filled with yardwork. The look of a nicely mowed, edged, and hedged yard however does bring a smile to my face.
    :D
     
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  17. EstherWeis

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    Be still my heart. [​IMG]
     
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  18. Touchofevil

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    Air conditioning
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  19. LizzieMaine

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    Jealous cats going on savage rampages.

     
  20. HawaiiShrimp

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    When my kids play nice with each other
     
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