Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

I like the part at the end when she bedazzles her face. I’m starting to think that men should bedazzle our faces too. Everyone should. I could bedazzle my bald head. I could make my head look like the helmet of my favorite sports ballers. Only... I don’t know enough about sports to have a favorite team. I’m not that kind of nerd.

I’m starting a small local skeptics group and it’s picking up steam much more quickly than I expected. I’m terrified that I’m going to mess it up before it gets off the ground. I’ve never done anything like this before. I don’t see myself as someone who’s good at this type of thing.

Holy hand grenade! As i typed that I realized that I’m experiencing imposter syndrome.

Ooh!! Now I’ve realized that I’m experiencing what Brene Brown calls a FFT. (f*cking first time) FFTs are supposed to be terrifying and uncomfortable. She would tell me to embrace the suck and keep moving forward.

This is awesome!!

RawkGWJ wrote:

Ooh!! Now I’ve realized that I’m experiencing what Brene Brown calls a FFT. (f*cking first time) FFTs are supposed to be terrifying and uncomfortable. She would tell me to embrace the suck and keep moving forward.

Congrats! A mild sense of terror, worry that you're unqualified, and a constant low-lying discomfort is proof-positive that you're stretching yourself and growing as a person. Every time I've taken on a major leadership role or headed up a project, I've felt exactly the same thing. Use it to focus and give you energy. Forgive yourself for the inevitable nervous mistakes, and keep pushing forward. You'll rock it, and be a stronger, wiser person on the other side of this experience!

Thanks, Coldstream. I appreciate the encouragement.

I went for a run on Agate Beach just now. Not too many people around. I was running along in one spot where nobody was around and saw two huge birds that looked too big to be seagulls. They were sitting there just out of reach of the waves. As a got a little closer, I saw they were a pair of bald eagles! They took off and flew inland once they realized I was running toward them. I feel kinda bad about that.

Bald eagles are cool.

WOW!! That’s rad!!

Music. Listening to Discovery today and feeling all of the feelings. I suppose those good robots had to move on from Earth eventually. May they continue spreading excellent music throughout the stars evermore.

My 3yo daughter has started playing her own version of "naughty dice" with me where she mixes verbs and body parts and says, "Daddy, X my Y!" to see my reaction. This started with "crush my back" and "cuddle my belly" and "tickle my neck" then she went to "kiss my butt!" and "kiss my armpit!" and I say "I don't want to kiss your butt, but I will cuddle your butt." And then she tries other combos to see what I like and don't like.
It's a fun game.

One mention of this game at the grocery store and you’ll be entertaining the social workers with your anecdotes.

Robear wrote:

One mention of this game at the grocery store and you’ll be entertaining the social workers with your anecdotes. :-)

But you'll get to cuddle their butts, so that's a win.

Instead of randomly releasing their stock at 1:00AM or something like they normally do for the kiddies and the scalpers, one online shop released it at 6:10AM this morning for early rising old fogies like me, so it looks like I'm finally getting a PS5. It's been nearly 3 hours and they charged my card and haven't cancelled the order telling me it was a glitch so doing well so far.

After 13 years of living in England we are moving our family back to Scotland where both my wife and I are from . The children are still young enough for it not to be too much upheaval friends wise and they are very excited to be getting a few months living with Grannie and Grandpa as we find a new house. Our house has gone up for sale so fingers crossed for a quick sale.

I'll miss a lot of being down here but overall its good, now anyone know any GWJ board game groups in the West of Scotland?

That's awesome, bbk1980. I've visited Scotland once, and I loved it. Now I have to resort to Tartan Noir books, Irvine Welsh and Scot Squad to recapture the gritty feel of the land. But I'm sure they have prepared me for my next visit, whenever that happens. As an American tourist it's important for me to "keep it real" when I visit the land of my forebears, and I trust mass media to do it's job and represent Scotland as it really is.

At least I'll be able to work the voice elevators.

My wife and I visited Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye five years ago, and absolutely loved both. We want to go back some day!

Visiting Scotland is definitely on my bucket list.

Go to Orkney and spend a week. Awe-inspiring.

The homeland of orks?
WAAAAAAGGHHH!!!!

fangblackbone wrote:

The homeland of orks?
WAAAAAAGGHHH!!!!

I played a half-orc bard with a Viking theme in a previous D&D campaign, and used “the Orkneys” as a placeholder for the name of his homeland. And then if course it stuck, and is now a part of that campaign world.

Robear wrote:

Go to Orkney and spend a week. Awe-inspiring.

I strongly concur. There is a lot of stone age and later history just laying about in fields. There's also the Highland Park distillery.

They also just completed the renovation of St. Magnus cathedral in Kirkwall, so there is that too. It dates to 1137AD, is the most northerly cathedral in the UK, and memorializes an Earl of Orkney who was killed in a governing dispute by his cousin, so it's a very *Viking* cathedral lol. There's also a ruined Bishop's Palace on the grounds, which is very cool. It was originally built with the cathedral, but in the 17th century, the evil Earl Patrick visited and decided to rebuild and expand the complex, in spite of not owning it. He arrested and killed the landowner on trumped up charges, and eventually was jailed for this and other abuses, whereupon his son Robert turned up with a crew and took it back. Eventually they both ended up being executed for treason.

A very Scottish sort of place as well as Viking and Neolithic.

Mario_Alba wrote:

My wife and I visited Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye five years ago, and absolutely loved both. We want to go back some day!

A very good friend of mine lives in Edinburgh (not far from my company's site in Edinburgh, which is a stone's throw from Murrayfield, the Scottish national rugby stadium) and I usually visit a couple of times a year. I've not been there or seen him now since the Edinburgh Christmas fair in 2019.

I'm an Englishman but I love the Scottish highlands. Over the last 20 years or so I've been ticking off the Scottish "Munros" - all their mountain peaks over 3000ft high - and out of the 284 of them I've done about 80 (ish) so far. I cannot wait to get back up there, tick off a few more and just revel in the place.

God damn this virus.

I loved my trip to Ireland and also enjoy the food/scenery/culture in Nova Scotia in my country so Scotland is certainly on my bucket list, but to be fair the bucket list is large and the last year did almost nothing to lower it. (I say almost nothing because Hong Kong and Myanmar have been moved to the bottom with possible permanent removals in the cards, but that belongs in the loathe section.)

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Stupid fat fingers on cell phone.

I texted my brothers an audio clip of a fart I recorded on my phone. 10 year old me laughs everytime I listen to it. Sorry. I'm immature.

MaxShrek wrote:

I texted my brothers an audio clip of a fart I recorded on my phone. 10 year old me laughs everytime I listen to it. Sorry. I'm immature.

Was just scanning through Grammy winners:

39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Run to the Father by Cody Carnes
  • All of My Best Friends by Hillsong Young & Free
  • Holy Water by We The Kingdom
  • Citizen of Heaven by Tauren Wells
  • Winner: Jesus Is King by Kanye West

I needed a good laugh this evening.

The Grammy Awards are truly the bottom trash tier of entertainment awards.

*Legion* wrote:

The Grammy Awards are truly the bottom trash tier of entertainment awards.

BTS fans on Twitter would definitely agree with this.

*Legion* wrote:

The Grammy Awards are truly the bottom trash tier of entertainment awards.

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