Open Thread: Good News

(by chris the cynic)

Have any?  Hear any?

I know I need to hear something good and I doubt I’m the only one.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

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9 thoughts on “Open Thread: Good News

  1. Irina November 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Two weeks ago my youngest daughter (aged 21) got her BA in Celtic Studies. https://goo.gl/photos/hdmpxy1nCmeRRKqx5 (those 3 people behind the table are her professors)

  2. lonespark42 November 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Dogs wearing Halloween costumes are frequently cute!

  3. lonespark42 November 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Also my kids had a pretty great Halloween AND I didn’t have to trek around in the cold with them!

  4. lonespark42 November 1, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Not news, exactly, but a concept worth repeating:

    We didn’t want to keep give up Maine in that Missouri Compromise thing. Because we needed it! For…uh…Strategic Moose Purposes…

  5. depizan November 2, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Very minor good, though important to me. Yesterday, I lost my keys and had to be let into my apartment by maintenance (as I get home after the apartment office is closed). Fortunately, another tenant found them where I’d dropped them in the entrance area and turned them into the office. So I got them back this morning! Thank you, fellow tenant!

  6. lonespark42 November 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Hooray for found keys and observant helpful neighbors!!!

  7. lonespark42 November 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I have a friend who just made it to Standing Rock.

  8. lonespark42 November 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Also I have an ex who, in return for crafting and gifting some AMAZING custom figures of Hamilton characters, just received a lovely personal thank you note from freaking Lin-Manuel Miranda!

  9. lonespark42 November 5, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Also also, I have friends who are planning a third version of their wedding, because the first two didn’t go awesome and they have a new partner now too, and they are going SO ALL OUT with MAMMOTHS* and PUNS** and CONTAGIOUS HAPPINESS YAY.

    *As in, doing the event at some natural history museum where it can be overseen by a beneveloent wooly mammoth skeleton or full-size model, I forget which.

    **NB partner: “I could be a…gride? Guide? Or maybe a broom!”

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