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    Best surprises!

    What was your best surprise that you have recieved lately? And how was it presented? It doesn't have to be material, it could be anything! Share with us!
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    Best surprises........

    Well, there was that morning in Las Vegas that I woke up married!
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    Hmmm. Best surprise for me was when I met this one girl. I knew she was cool, she came out of her nice car and got into mine lookin' all girly and nice. I think she was wearing shorts or those long calf length shorts. Everything I expected and more.

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    I'm waiting for a good surprise; I've had a dry spell. Wait, can you expect a surprise?

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    Well, I had a very nice phone conversation with a fellow Contra Costa County Fooster a couple weeks ago. Then a couple evenings ago, I had a fun exchange with another Fooster from North Carolina. Other than that, pleasant surprises have been kind 9f sparse of late.
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    The discovery that I really like woodworking. Does self-discovery count as a surprise? (I don't care if that's boring to you, I"m excited)
    Under so much stress I'm about to lithify!

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    A couple of months ago I was lured into my 40th surprise birthday party at a restaurant. It was the only time I've ever had a surprise party, in fact its one of the very few times I've even had any sort of birthday celebratin at all in my life, typically I usually don't even realise my birthday has come and gone untill I have to write my age on a form! It was organised and attended by the people in the world that I'm closest to and love dearly and it ranks right up there with the birth of my kids.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Best surprises........

    Well, there was that morning in Las Vegas that I woke up married!
    to Brittney Spears?
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Well Siu, what was it?
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    After hearing everyone gripe and beetch about riding their trainers, I've been pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoy mine!

    Otherwise, most of my surprises these past few months have been pretty negative: death, expenses, three bike tire flats, two car tire flats, broken brake line, computer on the blink, the extensive amount of home repair needed after four years of home maintenance neglect.... Oh, but I digress!

    Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised in April, and actually do well at TT.

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    We are going to Hawaii on Friday and my wife just took me on a shopping spree!!!!! New pants and sport coat, new shirts, new shoes. Got some business dinners to attend and I quess she did not want me in jeans! I tend to not go clothes shopping, unless my riding shorts new to be replaced.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Materially - it would have to be either the e-mail I got from a BF member I met once - asking me if I wanted a bike, (Got a super deal on a "new" 1990 model) or some of the stuff my wife picked up for peanuts at the Salvation Army (where she's worked part-time since mid December). $100.00 Bob Jackson, or $7.50 leather jacket? Tough call.

    Non Materially - some good things have been happening, but nothing that I can classify as a surprise. Maybe watching UNC come from 8 down to beat Duke a couple weeks ago.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    i got my offer letter for my new job this morning.

    the annual salary, monthly expenses, commission and bonus, plus the stock options and shares are significantly GREATER than i expected.

    an excellent surprise.
    Wow.

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    I found $5 in my jacket pocket this morning. Does that count?
    Brilliant!

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    Congrats, Edge.

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    My best surprise lately was my payrise it was double what I had been expecting.

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    Edge, Scot, can I borrow some money?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Every morning I wake up alive is another surprise. I figure it's better to be surprised to be alive than to be surprised to be - not.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Yep, Chipcom has found the secret to happiness - low expectations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Edge, Scot, can I borrow some money?

    If there is anything left by the time I close on the house sure!!!

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    My best suprise was that the Toyota Wrench called me and said my car was fixed...After having it for a MONTH!!!

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    My best suprise lately happened to my asst. manager over the weekend. By an honest mistake he owes the IRS $4000 over the past five years. $4000 is a lot on what he makes vs. his bills. He went to Kansas over the weekend and won $4000 on a $1 lottery ticket. I'm really happy for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    If there is anything left by the time I close on the house sure!!!
    house shmouse, I needs some fun money for vacation, stand and deliver kind sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    house shmouse, I needs some fun money for vacation, stand and deliver kind sir!

    Where you planning on going!!!

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    Where you planning on going!!!
    Leave for a week in Hawaii on Friday morning!!!!!!!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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