24 votes

What currently makes you happy?

Tomorrow is weekend, I'm looking forward to meet some friends that I haven't seen in quite some time :)

59 comments

  1. [6]
    Algernon_Asimov
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    I've had some very good news at work this week, at my first annual performance review. We barely discussed my work (my boss has already repeatedly told me he's very happy with it). Most of the...

    I've had some very good news at work this week, at my first annual performance review. We barely discussed my work (my boss has already repeatedly told me he's very happy with it). Most of the discussion was about what my boss could do for me, rather than what I could do for him. On top of offering me a very generous pay rise, my boss also offered for me to work from home a couple of days each week, because he knows how much of a hassle it is for me to get to the office (just under 2 hours' travel, each way). As I said to him, working from home will increase my quality of life much more than the money will. So, I'm a bit pleased about that!

    22 votes
    1. [3]
      eka
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      That sounds so nice. Congratulations! I personally just changed job into something that (hopefully) will help me get out of this rat race. Huge pay cut, very risky, but potentially huge reward as...

      That sounds so nice. Congratulations!

      I personally just changed job into something that (hopefully) will help me get out of this rat race.
      Huge pay cut, very risky, but potentially huge reward as well. Hopefully the future doesn't prove that I'm an idiot haha

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        Algernon_Asimov
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        Thank you. Good luck with that. How far away is that potentially huge reward - months, years?

        Thank you.

        Good luck with that. How far away is that potentially huge reward - months, years?

        2 votes
        1. eka
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          Should be less than a year :)

          Should be less than a year :)

          2 votes
    2. [2]
      spctrvl
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      Unrelated, I would guess you're the same Algernon_Asimov that mods the Daystrom Institute sub? Really nice to see you here, definitely inspires confidence in the community tildes is building.

      Unrelated, I would guess you're the same Algernon_Asimov that mods the Daystrom Institute sub? Really nice to see you here, definitely inspires confidence in the community tildes is building.

      2 votes
      1. Algernon_Asimov
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        Yes, that's me. You'll also find kraetos here: he invited me. I believe there a couple of other Daystrom mods floating around here as well. And thanks for the compliment!

        Yes, that's me. You'll also find kraetos here: he invited me. I believe there a couple of other Daystrom mods floating around here as well. And thanks for the compliment!

        2 votes
  2. [4]
    Emerald_Knight
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    My birthday was a few days ago, and despite it being yet another year where I didn't get to spend it hanging out with a good friend or two, it was actually really enjoyable. I woke up late,...

    My birthday was a few days ago, and despite it being yet another year where I didn't get to spend it hanging out with a good friend or two, it was actually really enjoyable. I woke up late, treated myself to the best pizza in town, paired it with a good cider, went downtown and snagged a free birthday coffee, and got the call I was waiting for since late last week about my interview for a job position at the new startup my boss is working on with a couple of other guys and got the job. My financial situation will be marginally better at the start, there's a fairly good chance that I'll be in a much, much better financial situation in the foreseeable future, and most importantly the job itself just seems like it's going to be so much fun.

    I'm really excited for this coming week :)

    14 votes
    1. Silbern
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      Aww, that sounds awesome dude, congratulations! That's one hell of a birthday gift you got there :D

      Aww, that sounds awesome dude, congratulations! That's one hell of a birthday gift you got there :D

      2 votes
  3. [4]
    aphoenix
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    My kids generally make me pretty happy, but in particular my second daughter today came in and woke me up after my alarm by giving me a hug and saying, "Daddy, I think you missed your alarm. I...

    My kids generally make me pretty happy, but in particular my second daughter today came in and woke me up after my alarm by giving me a hug and saying, "Daddy, I think you missed your alarm. I love you." She also made me a coffee.

    9 votes
    1. crius
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      My god that's so sweet I had to quickly blink to avoid seems like I'm crying on the tube.

      My god that's so sweet I had to quickly blink to avoid seems like I'm crying on the tube.

      3 votes
    2. [2]
      eka
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      Haha that's so adorable 😁

      Haha that's so adorable 😁

      2 votes
      1. aphoenix
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        She's pretty adorable! My kids are all adorable, but the other two both use being adorable as a way to get away with things. This one is just... adorable and sweet, all the time. Or potentially...

        She's pretty adorable! My kids are all adorable, but the other two both use being adorable as a way to get away with things. This one is just... adorable and sweet, all the time.

        Or potentially she's just the sneakiest one of the three of them. I'm not 100% sure yet.

        4 votes
  4. [4]
    Leon
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    Today is super sunny, I work from home and I've got the window open and the radio on playing old John Cleese comedy. I live near a nature reserve and a huge Heron flew past my window. Not a bad...

    Today is super sunny, I work from home and I've got the window open and the radio on playing old John Cleese comedy. I live near a nature reserve and a huge Heron flew past my window.

    Not a bad day so far.

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      euphoria066
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      I saw a group of pelicans taking a break on a little island in the river today on my ride to work! Seeing an unusual bird is really special. I always take a second and look up the "meaning" of an...

      I saw a group of pelicans taking a break on a little island in the river today on my ride to work!

      Seeing an unusual bird is really special. I always take a second and look up the "meaning" of an unusual bird I've seen - it's totally dumb but they usually have some kind of inspirational message and that can't hurt!

      Assert your authority and strike while you can.
      -Heron

      What you see and judge as shortcomings in others is also reflected within you. Realize that true acceptance comes from the heart and that there is no need for judgment in any shape or form. Allow forgiveness to flow through you.
      -Pelican

      4 votes
      1. Leon
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        That might be a little bit dumb, but it's also really great. There's absolutely nothing wrong with saying nice things that might be a little bit dumb sometimes (or often)

        That might be a little bit dumb, but it's also really great. There's absolutely nothing wrong with saying nice things that might be a little bit dumb sometimes (or often)

        2 votes
    2. eka
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      I like the simplicity of this haha And it seems like you have a killer view from your place.

      I like the simplicity of this haha

      And it seems like you have a killer view from your place.

      2 votes
  5. [3]
    Hypersapien
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    I've lost about 60lbs in the past year.

    I've lost about 60lbs in the past year.

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      tsardine
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      That’s amazing! Congratulations. Do you have any advice for people who may be looking to begin losing weight (and getting in shape, etc.)?

      That’s amazing! Congratulations.

      Do you have any advice for people who may be looking to begin losing weight (and getting in shape, etc.)?

      1 vote
      1. Hypersapien
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        Honestly, I did it with keto, and lazy keto at that. I didn't even exercise. I just tried to reduce my carb intake to less than 20 grams a day, and those I mainly got from green vegetables.

        Honestly, I did it with keto, and lazy keto at that. I didn't even exercise. I just tried to reduce my carb intake to less than 20 grams a day, and those I mainly got from green vegetables.

        1 vote
  6. rodya
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    I met a cool girl and hit it off with her. I've been an antisocial sad sack for a couple months after some long drawn-out drama I won't get into, so this is a pretty great feeling. I don't know if...

    I met a cool girl and hit it off with her. I've been an antisocial sad sack for a couple months after some long drawn-out drama I won't get into, so this is a pretty great feeling. I don't know if it will go anywhere, but right now I'm almost giddy that someone actually likes me for who I am. Huge self confidence boost :)

    7 votes
  7. [2]
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    1. eka
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      That must feel so good to finally be united long term again :) Wish you all the best for you and your family.

      That must feel so good to finally be united long term again :)

      Wish you all the best for you and your family.

      2 votes
  8. [2]
    DankusMemus
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    Steam Summer sale and Portal: Moondust

    Steam Summer sale and Portal: Moondust

    6 votes
    1. EngiNerd
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      I can't wait to buy a set of knuckles, very much a "shut up and take my money" scenario right now.

      I can't wait to buy a set of knuckles, very much a "shut up and take my money" scenario right now.

      4 votes
  9. [2]
    aki
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    I’ve started to learn how to draw and the action of putting lines on a page and seeing a drawing actually take shape is really satisfying. I love the sound of the pencil on paper, being able to...

    I’ve started to learn how to draw and the action of putting lines on a page and seeing a drawing actually take shape is really satisfying. I love the sound of the pencil on paper, being able to use all the stationery that I usually wouldn’t have any use for. It’s new, so just messing around and doing the smallest things like shading a 3D cube well is fun to do.

    5 votes
    1. eka
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      Looking forward to see your progress pics ;)

      Looking forward to see your progress pics ;)

      2 votes
  10. [2]
    Prometheus720
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    Seeing a friend of mine transform from an abused and abusive, defensive person into someone going through what will be a long, arduous, but hopefully worthwhile healing process. It takes years,...

    Seeing a friend of mine transform from an abused and abusive, defensive person into someone going through what will be a long, arduous, but hopefully worthwhile healing process. It takes years, but I hope that one day she'll come out on the other side a better, happier person, and a better influence on those around her.

    I've always done my best to see the good in her even when others didn't. The bad was there too, and it was impossible not to notice, but...she has always deserved credit for the good. Everyone always deserves credit for the good. That's very important to me.

    On another note, having matured myself enough that I have principles like that, and I actually more or less follow them. I feel like I've grown up enough to put my money where my mouth is, most of the time. Sometimes I still say stupid idealistic shit, but toning down the bs and working up the grit makes me feel like a much more authentic, respectable person. I may not be the most successful person, but I am becoming who I really am, more every day. I'm letting that person be more evident in my actions and speech, and I'm also learning more about him. It's no time to be prideful--one day soon I might stop to look back and be proud, but I'm not there just yet. Right now I'm just glad to be making that journey.

    5 votes
    1. Algernon_Asimov
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      Never let go of your idealism. Yes, we have to accept the realities of the world, but we'll never make the world or ourselves better if we don't believe in some ideals.

      Sometimes I still say stupid idealistic shit

      Never let go of your idealism. Yes, we have to accept the realities of the world, but we'll never make the world or ourselves better if we don't believe in some ideals.

      2 votes
  11. Whom
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    I just finished teaching my short summer school class for elementary school students to do basic game dev and a few of them came up to me and said they were going to start making games over the...

    I just finished teaching my short summer school class for elementary school students to do basic game dev and a few of them came up to me and said they were going to start making games over the summer.

    I almost cried and it's gonna keep me going for a while :)

    4 votes
  12. Heichou
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    Recently my manager has been trying to convince the franchisee of the store I work at to implement a shift lead position and put me in it. We currently only have Crew, Cake Decorator, and manager,...

    Recently my manager has been trying to convince the franchisee of the store I work at to implement a shift lead position and put me in it. We currently only have Crew, Cake Decorator, and manager, so any step up is very welcome.

    I also sat down and learned a song on bass in one sitting, so I'm feeling really good about how much I've improved

    4 votes
  13. [2]
    Silbern
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    I was worried I overshot the deadline for my math entrance exams to university, but I just found out I have plenty of time to get it done because you can just book an appointment later in the...

    I was worried I overshot the deadline for my math entrance exams to university, but I just found out I have plenty of time to get it done because you can just book an appointment later in the summer, and not having the pressure of it being in just a few days is satisfying in a way that's pretty hard to describe, but man is it awesome, that I can study at my own pace for a few weeks instead of having to cram. As someone who's naturally anxious and stresses easily, Hawaii's laid back culture has been such a quality of life improvement vs Japan.

    3 votes
    1. tsardine
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      It’s always nice to actually have the time to pace yourself and take the time to learn something instead of being forced to cram stuff in on short notice...

      It’s always nice to actually have the time to pace yourself and take the time to learn something instead of being forced to cram stuff in on short notice...

      1 vote
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    1. [2]
      eka
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      What kind of fic is that?

      What kind of fic is that?

      1 vote
  15. [6]
    ali
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    I had a surgery last week for a septum deviation. Yesterday I got the last things out that were kept in my nose to support it and I finally took my first breath through my nose. It actually...

    I had a surgery last week for a septum deviation. Yesterday I got the last things out that were kept in my nose to support it and I finally took my first breath through my nose. It actually shocked me since I never felt that before. I'm super happy that all the pain is over now, I have been postponing this surgery for years. My girlfriend is also happy y that I can kiss without pausing to catch breath lol

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      eka
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      Man, I just read about it on wikipedia, this must've felt soooooo gooooooodddd....

      Man, I just read about it on wikipedia, this must've felt soooooo gooooooodddd....

      1 vote
      1. ali
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        Well the first 24h were hell, the next week was very hard and the final removal was şoke of the worst pain I have experienced. But now it's so nice

        Well the first 24h were hell, the next week was very hard and the final removal was şoke of the worst pain I have experienced. But now it's so nice

        1 vote
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        ali
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        Well the first 24h were hell, the next week was very hard and the final removal was şoke of the worst pain I have experienced. But now it's so nice

        Well the first 24h were hell, the next week was very hard and the final removal was şoke of the worst pain I have experienced. But now it's so nice

        1 vote
        1. starchturrets
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          This is getting out of hand! Now there are two of them!

          This is getting out of hand! Now there are two of them!

          1 vote
    2. Alabaz
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      Dude, yes. I had the same procedure done about two years ago and i am no longer choking on food all the time, trying to catch some air.

      Dude, yes. I had the same procedure done about two years ago and i am no longer choking on food all the time, trying to catch some air.

      1 vote
  16. [2]
    mithranqueen
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    My cats racing to the door when I get home from work.

    My cats racing to the door when I get home from work.

    2 votes
    1. eka
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      Cute! Please pet them on my behalf hahaha

      Cute! Please pet them on my behalf hahaha

      2 votes
  17. EngiNerd
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    My office is having a pot-luck/picnic today from 11-3 which means I basically get a free half day. Gonna go eat some food out in the sun and then head home a bit early :)

    My office is having a pot-luck/picnic today from 11-3 which means I basically get a free half day. Gonna go eat some food out in the sun and then head home a bit early :)

    2 votes
  18. Gecko
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    It's weekend soon so I'll be taking a break from studying for a bit. That and I'm going back home today so there's that. ^^

    It's weekend soon so I'll be taking a break from studying for a bit.

    That and I'm going back home today so there's that. ^^

    2 votes
  19. [4]
    bhrgunatha
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    This track
    1 vote
    1. [3]
      eka
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      Nice 👍 For me, I've been playing this soundtrack on loop: https://open.spotify.com/album/2xMKyr0YLQXl6GidebXd5s

      Nice 👍
      For me, I've been playing this soundtrack on loop: https://open.spotify.com/album/2xMKyr0YLQXl6GidebXd5s

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        captain_cardinal
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        I followed this link and sort of forgot about it while browsing tildes. Just realized that I've enjoyed four songs in the background. It's good stuff!

        I followed this link and sort of forgot about it while browsing tildes. Just realized that I've enjoyed four songs in the background. It's good stuff!

        2 votes
        1. eka
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          It's from a mobile game of the same name. It's more like an interactive graphic novel about relationship. It's a very short game, probably only 30mins long. But the soundtrack is very good hahaha

          It's from a mobile game of the same name. It's more like an interactive graphic novel about relationship.

          It's a very short game, probably only 30mins long. But the soundtrack is very good hahaha

          1 vote
  20. [3]
    captain_cardinal
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    I recently have started to make an effort to journal consistently, never too long, but at least one serious reflection each week. I've divided it up into different sections, and one that I was...

    I recently have started to make an effort to journal consistently, never too long, but at least one serious reflection each week. I've divided it up into different sections, and one that I was struggling with for a while was "community." Over the past 6 months, I've really found a good place within my community. I have a few friend groups, I'm closer to my family than I've ever been, and I'm happy to go to work each day. I feel like I've been hitting my stride lately.

    EDIT: Also, great idea for a thread, OP.

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      eka
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      I've never been able to commit journaling for a long period of time. Hope you can keep it up haha Must feel so good about your family and job, I personally want to get out of the rat race ASAP....

      I've never been able to commit journaling for a long period of time. Hope you can keep it up haha

      Must feel so good about your family and job, I personally want to get out of the rat race ASAP.

      Yeah, got the inspiration from the "upset" thread and thought of balancing the mood :P

      2 votes
      1. captain_cardinal
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        I would love to see this thread end up being more popular than that one.

        I would love to see this thread end up being more popular than that one.

        1 vote
  21. [4]
    Vadsamoht
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    Less than a week to go until my last exam for the semester, and then I can get back to spending time working on my own projects and things I really enjoy.

    Less than a week to go until my last exam for the semester, and then I can get back to spending time working on my own projects and things I really enjoy.

    1 vote
    1. [3]
      eka
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      Cool :D What kind of project is that? Good luck with the exam!

      Cool :D What kind of project is that?

      Good luck with the exam!

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        Vadsamoht
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        I've got a number of half-finished websites that I really want to get finished. Some of them are kinda boring (e.g. a site that auto-generates decks of Japanese vocab flashcards where the user can...

        I've got a number of half-finished websites that I really want to get finished. Some of them are kinda boring (e.g. a site that auto-generates decks of Japanese vocab flashcards where the user can set the level of kanji proficiency), while others are a bit more exciting (an indexing system for videos and other resources for the fighting game community to make things easier than trawling through pages of unrelated google/youtube results).

        3 votes
        1. tsardine
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          That sounds interesting. You should definitely follow up if/when you finalize that indexing site. :)

          That sounds interesting.

          You should definitely follow up if/when you finalize that indexing site. :)

          1 vote
  22. vaggeli
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    I am currently halfway through a marketing campaign on a new business venture, and I'm already beginning to see strong results. I was admittedly very nervous because when it comes to business, a...

    I am currently halfway through a marketing campaign on a new business venture, and I'm already beginning to see strong results. I was admittedly very nervous because when it comes to business, a lot of times things just don't work out. But this time, I have a good feeling!

    1 vote
  23. tsardine
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    Summer break has started, which means that I finally have time to take a break from school-related things and pursue my own interests.

    Summer break has started, which means that I finally have time to take a break from school-related things and pursue my own interests.

    1 vote
  24. Alekhine
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    I'm going on a trip in a few days. I'm finally going to be on my own, exploring a foreign city, with the time and resources to meet new people and do the things I want to. With any luck, it will...

    I'm going on a trip in a few days. I'm finally going to be on my own, exploring a foreign city, with the time and resources to meet new people and do the things I want to. With any luck, it will be the greatest thing to happen in my life so far.

    1 vote