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  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Yours truly has perpetrated 6 extremely productive days in a row. Today is a well deserved, major slacker day for me. There may even be vodka involved.

    The carnage I've seen in these forums the last several days has been unbelievable. This is the Happy Thread. One should only post happy thoughts here. Let the games begin. I'll start.

    There are no evil people after me, either online or offline. That's another way of saying I'm currently not being subjected to any unethical bills, e.g., medical, cable, legal, or any of the other usual extortionist endeavours. Life being life, I know this is something to be truly grateful for.

    Where I live, I am surrounded by nothing but good neighbors. Where I shop, all the folks like me. And as for HubPages, I've never seen so many nice people in one place in my life; that alone is truly amazing. HubPages truly is one of the islands of sanctuary in a less than stellar civilization.

    I truly do have a nice life. And I am intelligent enough and experienced enough to fully realize that. Consider this post a thank you to whoever the powers may be in this universe.

    I noticed I used the word "truly" 5 times. I am fine with that.

    So, anybody else out there have any happy thoughts?

    1. HollieT profile image88
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I would defiantly agree that the word vodka should enter the English language as a superlative. ie. PDS has been vodka when it comes to productivity! Lol!

      I'm also really, really pleased that you have no unethical creditors chasing you. Brilliant!

      I like my neighbours a lot too. And there's a camera in your very near future (Mystic Meg, 2014)

      1. HollieT profile image88
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't defiantly agree, btw, but I'd definitely agree smile

      2. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, my!

        Having assured food and shelter really is a big deal in this day and age; for that matter, always has been. Once one has that foundation, striving for more is definitely achievable. I've had no less than 3 viral hubs here; enthusiastic about the 4th. The eternal search for that magic topic continues.

        1. HollieT profile image88
          HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Assured food and shelter is taken for granted by so many, it's only when you're close to losing both that you can fully appreciate what life is like for people who have neither.

        2. HollieT profile image88
          HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          And just to add, because I often forget that you are on the other side of the pond, Mystic Meg was/is? an astrologer who wrote a column for one of the UK's trashy tabloids. 

          There's an iconic image of MM sitting in front of a crystal ball and a black cat is always in the picture. I discovered that she used to earn almost a quarter of million pounds a year, a couple of weeks ago. Wow! Eye watering sums.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I have 12 astrology hubs that make money here every day. I shall not comment on whether I believe in astrology or not. Maybe I should start hawking those more.

  2. Grant's World profile image83
    Grant's Worldposted 3 years ago

    Yes it is spring (kind of sort of) and I am always happy to be alive even on the days when my back is killing me or my child is screaming. It is also almost the weekend for me and tonight i will partake in a couple (or more) night caps and that equals happy for me (as long as I don't get carried away) and lastly I am happy I found HubPages a few years ago. Even though I don't earn much on this site I still think it is a good place to write.

    Happy happy joy joy.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I make payout on this site every month. I know how lucky I am and it is definitely something I do not take for granted.

  3. e-five profile image95
    e-fiveposted 3 years ago

    I just planted my patio garden last week, and seedings from all nine of my plantings just popped out yesterday--- eager to greet the world and eventually appear on a summer salad.  That's a pretty positive metaphor, huh?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hello, Chicago. That radio experience must have been a blast. I envy you.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I love when that happens!
      We had a pretty heavy rain today-- and we are in a drought, so I am starting to think about my unplanted garden.

  4. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
    Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years ago

    God's in His Heaven.  All's right with the world.  Feeling pretty blessed today myself.  Spring has finally come to Georgia.  My iris are blooming better than they have in 3 years.  (All that hard work in July paid off.)  It's my husband's birthday and my adult boys are coming for Mom's lasagna, but one of them has a new girlfriend who is of Italian heritage from upstate NY.  Do I dare make lasagna for her?  Advice!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Go for it. And solicit advice as to the next one. You will then become the lasagne queen. big_smile

    2. HollieT profile image88
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think you should, you're paying tribute to her heritage! Everyone loves a good lasagne!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think I've gotten around to hugging you lately. Consider it done. You and I would make quite a pair.

        1. HollieT profile image88
          HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Ahh, that was a nice hug PDS!

  5. Kathleen Odenthal profile image93
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 3 years ago

    today I finally received a camera I won in a contest months ago! i had given up on it awhile back after it didnt come, and today, it came! happy thoughts here!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      WTG!

      Meanwhile, here's one of my Bubblews posts. I may do more.

      Midnight Scribblings…

      Submitted by TheResearcher on April 23rd, 2014 –
      Category: Random

      The owl fell out of the tree as the cat walked by; the ensuing result was not pretty. The tombstones glimmered in the cemetery; the phosphorus leached from the ground was finally making itself known. No moon this night; the stars were bright.

      The distant train whistle foretold of things to come. The tracks began to vibrate as the train drew closer. The tombstones dimmed one-by-one as the train rounded the last bend, its light coming into view. The cat continued munching his newfound, midnight snack.

      The train drew to a stop. The conductor emerged.

      “Is this the way to Silverado?” asked the conductor.

      “Twenty more miles,” said the cat.

      “Thanks,” said the conductor. He returned to his train.

      The train departed. The cat burped. All was as it should be.

      -----

      I have decided to paste this post in the HubPages forums.

      1. susi10 profile image94
        susi10posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Nice story, very descriptive. smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You should not have made your post. You have now encouraged me to post another one. lol

    2. HollieT profile image88
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats on the camera! I love getting out and about and taking photos.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Here's another one. And be assured, I'm not posting my best. These are the ones that are not getting SEO traffic.

    Darwins Planet

    Submitted by TheResearcher on April 18th, 2014 –
    Category: Ideology

    “What planet is this?” said the pilot.

    “Darwin’s Planet,” said the navigator looking at the galactic catalog.

    “Who was Darwin?”

    “Don’t know. Don’t care.”

    The two-occupant ship lands...

    Right in the middle of a city. Needless to say, a crowd gathers. Strange looking creatures they were.

    The pilot and navigator step out. “Who is Darwin?” they ask the nearest bystander as a lark.

    “An advocate,” says the bystander, “ of ‘adapt or die’.”

    “Adapt or die?” say the pilot and navigator.

    “Yes,” said the bystander, shooting both the pilot and navigator.

    The pilot and navigator lay dying. “This is why you call it ‘Darwin’s Planet’?”

    “Darwin’s Planet?” said the bystander. “No. We call it ‘Earth’.”

    -----

    I've decided to post this in the HubPages forums.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Bummer. We didn't give them time to adapt. Hitler's planet?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Odd. We shall continue.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    How come there are not more postings here? Bunch of slackers...

  8. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Well, I have had several vodkas. Looking for conversation. Be not afraid. I know it's Friday, traffic slow and all that. But I know you are there.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I feel another B post coming on. Who wants to play with me?

  10. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Smoke coming from the ashtray after I put it out...

  11. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    No conversation here? Really?

    My latest B post. Really, anything is fine here.

    And so it shall be…

    Submitted by TheResearcher on April 25th, 2014 –
    Category: Random

    Another SEO non-burner, but I don’t care.

    This is one of my posts are that are no particular purpose. Though purpose can be found.

    That SkyNet aka for real nay really be for real. What is SkyNet anyway?

    I shall proceed….

    A long, long time ago… Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. What will be?

    Relationships. Cars.

    Used to be… Not now. Is now.

    Chaos in the park, do you recall…

    Had my chance… Doorstep… The music died…

    Rock and Roll is for real.

    10 years really is for real. Been there; done that; who hasn’t?

    Lost in space. Turned away. Written while listening to Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

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    And another do on HubPages forums.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    If I so choose, next post won't be total cr@p. However, I will have to be enticed.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Racked up 34 cents so far. And I have hiccups. Really no one out there?

  14. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Yes, the next post was total cr@p. Will not post it here.

  15. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    And now we have obligations. Plowing through it.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    This really is a lot of work.

  17. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I have scrapped all my notifications. Do you have a problem with that?

  18. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Still looking for conversation here. ~17"50.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Quick I do as here. Contemplation,

  20. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    I am happy that, for now, at least, my computer is hanging in there.

    And here is my post for the day--I doubt it will go viral.

    Why is wool so fussy?  You have to wash it in cold water so it won't shrink.
    What the heck?  If a sheep fell into some hot water, would s/he shrink??

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think I love you. But that is another issue.

  21. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago
  22. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago
 
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