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Old 12-07-2018, 12:57 PM   #241
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A lady at work brought her two puppies in.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:27 AM   #243
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We have an old crappy treadmill, which was starting to die.

My wife found one listed on Kijiji for free, so I picked it up this week. The guy said he was considering just throwing it out, as they had bought a new one, but decided to list it for free on Kijiji.

It’s something like 20 years old, but it appears to work perfectly,and you can tell it was a good quality machine when it was new. They guy I picked it up from said it was $2400 new when he bought it 20 years ago.

Getting a major upgrade for free really makes me happy.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:00 AM   #244
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A small thing, but not having facebook, and not having to deal with toxic people on there really makes me happy. Especially with two elections looming large. I deleted it all over a year ago, and it has made my life and relationships with friends and family so much better.

Social media is only as toxic as you make it. I've removed everyone that posts stupid political or religious ####, including family members. Now the only people on my feed are those that actually post interesting things. I check once a day, keep up with remote friends and family, and that's it. I'd say to anyone that goes off about Facebook and how bad it is, and how much better off they are without it, it's only a symptom of a larger issue
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:33 AM   #245
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A small thing, but not having facebook, and not having to deal with toxic people on there really makes me happy. Especially with two elections looming large. I deleted it all over a year ago, and it has made my life and relationships with friends and family so much better.
I got off Facebook about 11 years ago when people my age group just started to post about their babies and weddings, rather than the previous pictures of hot girls and cool trip pictures I was accustomed to.

Facebook seems like an absolute cesspool of negativity these days.

I'm only twitter where I follow 1) soccer news 2) people who post helpful cases from my career field (law)

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Old 12-08-2018, 10:43 AM   #246
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I signed off Facebook earlier in the year and haven’t missed it. More drifts out every day about Zuckerburg’s malfesance if not malevolence. Couldn’t have it.

Then I unfollowed Candace Owens on twitter and 90% of the crapola on my feed disappeared. Go figure.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:48 AM   #247
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A small thing, but not having facebook, and not having to deal with toxic people on there really makes me happy. Especially with two elections looming large. I deleted it all over a year ago, and it has made my life and relationships with friends and family so much better.
Oh totally. I NEVER use it, but keep it installed on my phone simply for the upcoming birthday notifications because I'm a forgetful fellow. Facebook has been lame for years
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:57 PM   #248
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i just found out that one of my favourite bands (volbeat) is coming to penticton in april! soooooo pumped!!!!




tickets go on sale this friday.... looks like christmas is coming a little early
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They put on a good show. Kind of surprised they are playing in Penticton TBH. Wouldn't Kelowna make more sense or is it a venue availability thing?
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:19 PM   #250
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They put on a good show. Kind of surprised they are playing in Penticton TBH. Wouldn't Kelowna make more sense or is it a venue availability thing?
i have no clue about venue availability?

i am amazed at some of the shows that have gone to penticton over the last number of years...
doobie brothers (this was probably my favourite concert i've been to - it was AWESOME!)
ringo starr & his all-starr band
don henley
john fogerty
bad company
megadeth
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chicago
bb king
foreigner
mellencamp (although he was just in kelowna last month)

other big names (just not my style of music)
eric church
rihanna
carrie underwood
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:51 AM   #251
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I've been stressing out over one of my boy's gifts on his Santa list. Couldn't find it anywhere. It should have been an easy thing to locate but it was sold out everywhere (Jurassic World T-rex figure). Anyway, I went back on Toys r Us.ca just now and there it was! Thank ####. The kid will believe for one more year.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #252
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I've been stressing out over one of my boy's gifts on his Santa list. Couldn't find it anywhere. It should have been an easy thing to locate but it was sold out everywhere (Jurassic World T-rex figure). Anyway, I went back on Toys r Us.ca just now and there it was! Thank ####. The kid will believe for one more year.
This one?
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index....ctId=138071236

It's cheaper on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.ca/Jurassic-World...82622146&psc=1
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Looks like you'll need one long before I will. May I suggest deflection king?
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:57 AM   #253
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Nope. He's getting that one too, though.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:43 PM   #254
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A small thing, but not having facebook, and not having to deal with toxic people on there really makes me happy. Especially with two elections looming large. I deleted it all over a year ago, and it has made my life and relationships with friends and family so much better.
I did the same. There's a lot of relief in it. More energy retained to expend on other things, which is good when you don't have a huge energy reserve to begin with. I hope more people decide to switch off and instead pick up their phone and call their friends for more face to face.

Mind you, it takes a few months to kick the addictive instinct to turn it on, but once you're past that you're home free.

Just staying away from things like politics and facebook goes a long way to helping you preserve your energy and inner peace, and not split your energy from better things that have direct value to your day.

Who ever came out of a political discussion with people that have varying views on those subjects ever feeling energized or uplifted? Never happens.
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Corner Gas on Amazon Prime makes me extremely happy!!
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I've been watching the Animated series on Crave. Love it so far.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:43 PM   #257
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i just found out that one of my favourite bands (volbeat) is coming to penticton in april! soooooo pumped!!!!


tickets go on sale this friday.... looks like christmas is coming a little early
Nice! They do a good show. I've seen them twice and the latest one was my favourite. Bringing in Rob Caggiano sure changed the way their live shows feel, for the better. That guy is a beast of a guitarist
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:35 PM   #258
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wrmmh... earlier today my little guy (he's 3) was a tad upset becuz "i want to match daddy!!!"
so we went down stairs and got his flames jersey and he put it on


it's also awesome when the flames score... he runs to the center of the room staring at the budweiser red light. as soon as it lights up his hands go up and he belts out, "YEEEAAAAA!!!! GOOOOOAAAAAAAL!!!!"


it NEVER gets old!
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:59 AM   #259
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My favourite bike had been out of commission for a good while as the bottom bracket was in need of servicing and I needed to get replacement parts shipped from Japan and get the needed tools etc. to do the work on it. I ended up getting more than just the bottom bracket and replaced a bunch of components. Now the bike is running perfectly again.

It is so smooth and silent that it kind of freaks me out. Friction-less and silent riding. Like a silent knife through the air. Really makes me happy to be riding it again. I had almost forgotten how much I love it.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:26 AM   #260
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Two of my most used apps updated with great new features.

Feedly (RSS feed app) Finally implemented continuous scrolling and a proper unread count. This was its major weakness compared to Google Reader which it was replacing.

Then I just noticed today that tapatalk finally implemented spoiler tag support. Good start to the day!
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