Things that make you smile

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by BlueTrain, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Touchofevil

    Touchofevil

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    When the temperature is below 65 degrees to start the morning.
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  2. Touchofevil

    Touchofevil

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    When the forecast is for below 95 degrees and proves to be correct. Not much of that lately.
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  3. 1mach1

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  4. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Isn't California supposed to have perfect weather everyday - at least that's what my friends in California throw in my Northeast face?
     
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  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    The six months I lived in Southern California were the coldest, rainiest, rawest, most wretched six months on record, or so all the locals told me. They assumed I brought it with me.
     
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  6. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Dancing for me, has been a way of life. In my teens I dreamed of turning professional, but seeing those with natural flair and a talent to match, made me realise that perhaps it's best not to give up the day job. However, we still enjoy dancing, better still, we enjoy the buzz that two oldies can inspire when, on the occasion of a public exhibition, we can still induce smiles from all quarters:
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  7. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Speaking as a native southern Californian, I can confirm your friends are lying to you. Believe what you will about "climate change", but it's certainly in effect here. On the plus side, we get to pay more than almost everyone else for the privilege of living in The Golden State. o_O
     
  8. Touchofevil

    Touchofevil

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    I have never heard that. I would say it is too warm, but then I tend to run hotter than most. I guess it is pretty nice compared to some areas of this country so I should stop complaining.
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  9. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    How To Kiss Properly
    1942 Life Magazine

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  10. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    This is what you get for trying to smell a bee. :(
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  11. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Poor cat looks like a feline version of WC Fields, or maybe Jimmy Durante. Cats just can't resist investigating anything and everything, even hot drinks.
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  12. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Just to be clear, I gave you a like out of sympathy and not because I derive any form of pleasure from seeing cats or any other animals suffering in any way.

    Hence the proverb "Curiosity killed the cat."

    Years ago my wife and I sat down to dinner at home, and one of our side dishes was piping hot macaroni and cheese. Our female cat Katy must have thought it smelled good because she approached my wife's plate to investigate, and almost immediately stole a piece or two. It got as far as her throat before she realized it burned, at which point she uttered what sounded like a feline version of "Ow, ow, ow, ow", spit it out onto my wife's plate, then sat looking at it as if she was thinking, "What the hell is that?" To her credit little Katy learned from that experience, and never again stole food from either of our plates.
     
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  13. 2jakes

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    Thanks, as a cat owner, it was meant as you interpret it.
     
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  14. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Visited the family-bakery, just around the corner for buying my daily greybread and wore my dark red Chino. Before me, there was a father with his son and the father wore a bright red shorts (not Bermuda), but like me, old-fashioned with leather belt. :D
     
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  15. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    She's not wilting with passion, it's his halitosis that knocked her out.
     
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  16. Haversack

    Haversack Practically Family

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    Fading Fast wrote: "Isn't California supposed to have perfect weather everyday"

    Well it all depends on where you are in California and what you think 'perfect weather' is. Growing up in Sacramento, it was pretty normal to not see the sun at all for all of January and February. The tule fog was several hundred feet thick and didn't start to break up until the March winds began. And the town of Bodie, California rivals Barrow, Alaska for the number of nights per year with temperatures below freezing. And it regularly gets winds of over 90 miles per hour. As they used to say, "Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie."
     
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  17. GHT

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    Because of a bad gum infection in 1933, Clark Gable had to have most of his teeth removed and replaced by dentures, which caused him to suffer from halitosis. During the filming of Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh complained about how foul the stench was... but they got along really well other than that.
    So the myth that Gable's preference for "doggy style" wasn't a myth at all. Halitosis is a right passion killer.
     
  18. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Especially on a day where you don’t have to run off to work.
     
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  19. Zombie_61

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    I've read reports that Gable liked to eat raw onions in the same way most people eat apples. If it was true, that would certainly have exacerbated the problem.
     
  20. 2jakes

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