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21-10-2017, 07:34 PM
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tl;dr Saved a guys wedding band from disappearing into the abyss.

We had just ended a deep dive and I was doing my safety stop 15 feet below the surface. Above me were the rest of the divers holding on to a trailing line from the boat waiting their turn to board. As this stage we ask the divers to remove their fins before getting to the ladder so they don’t do a face plant when we have 3-4 foot seas. Holding on to the ladder while fiddling with your fins is a great way to get hurt.

So there I am, hovering over the deep blue, the sandy bottom some 110 feet (35 meters) below me, when all of a sudden I see this thing flipping slowly downward just a few feet in front of me. I reach out and catch it and see that it’s a wedding band. I look up and there above me on the surface is some diver fist pumping like crazy. I immediately surmised the guy had knocked the ring of his finger while taking off his fins.

I placed the band on my gloved finger and waited until the ladder cleared, surfaced, and as I made my way up the ladder I announced that someone owed me a six pack! The guy and his wife were ecstatic, he said he saw the whole thing in slow motion, and knew if I didn’t see it and catch it, it was lost forever. Lots of fist bumps and thank you’s on the way back to the dock.

This afternoon I get a call from my buddy who works at the dive shop and tells me to stop by to pick up a 12 pack of Corona the grateful husband left for me as a thank you.

I’ll be telling that story until the day I hang up my fins. Big Grin

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22-10-2017, 05:44 PM
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This "conversation" between my sister and my 17 month old nephew:

Him: Me. You. Me.
Her: You? What's your name?
Him: Neni, Neni.
Her: No, that's mama's name, what is your name?
Him: Neni.
Her: That's me, mama.
Him: Mama.
Her: Who is mama?
Him: Dadda.
Her: What's dadda's name?
Him: Dadda.
Her: What is your name?
Him: *Making random noises and pointing at himself while looking in the mirror

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22-10-2017, 06:33 PM
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We went to the symphony last night and it was wonderful. You know the tingles you get when music is really, really good? So many tingles Smile

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22-10-2017, 06:33 PM
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Car in front of me on the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) this am, had a bumper sticker : "Honk if you don't exist".

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23-10-2017, 02:11 PM
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When I use a new recipe and it comes out well, especially baked goods, because those can go tits up in seconds if you over stir, over knead, or open the oven too soon.

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24-10-2017, 08:49 PM
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Elongated Man is coming to the Flash TV series. Super hyped.

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25-10-2017, 01:25 AM
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Watching my daughter opening her birthday presents this morning Big Grin Looking forward to the cake. Drooling

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25-10-2017, 06:27 AM
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I got a dividend check for $917 in yesterday's mail. Thumbsup
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25-10-2017, 01:18 PM (This post was last modified: 25-10-2017 01:29 PM by Szuchow.)
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New Hitler biography by Peter Longerich is now available in Polish. Judging by his book on Himmler and Goebbels I'm in for a treat.

Edit: Will be available on 23.11.2017. Fuck.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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25-10-2017, 03:19 PM
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Was wearing my aggressively liberal shirt in Target a couple weeks ago and a young girl (like 11-12) came up and thanked me for it.

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Really made my day.

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