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    The Positive Thread

    Ok, this is going to sound a bit hokey maybe, but I've learned over the years that when I'm upset or depressed it helps to surround myself with as much positive influence as possible. For instance, try going to a good comedy club and see how you feel when you come out. Or try watching Lance's TDF stage where he gave "the look" and not be inspired.

    So, I thought I'd start a thread where every one posts something "good". Something that makes you laugh, motivates you, or moves you. You Foo'sters have posted some things that have really touched me (including Jsharr - but I had to get a restraining order for that one dangit... ). So to start things off I'm going to submit the Youtube link to Paul Potts singing Nessun Dorma that someone had a thread about recently. This guy is amazing. He comes out so humble but has the judges and audience literally moved to tears within 60 seconds of singing (and c'mon, watching Simon with his head in his hand and mouth agog is priceless...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA
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    Great idea for a thread....I can't think of anything positive at the moment, but GREAT IDEA!
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    Cracked my commuting record. 10 1/2ish miles in 35.11, and I finally got park services to start fixing a dangerous part of the MUP
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    I have no idea why, but these videos crack me up every time I see them... I watch them whenever I'm feeling poopy.

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    I spent some of my bonus money on tools yesterday, and I successfully adjusted my loose headset.
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    Let's not forget when it was 93 degrees and Jon cools off in sewage water. As X commented, even the tree didn't want to put its roots in it.




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    Well I don't have a photo to add or youtube stuff, but I went thru a rough time just a short time ago.

    Broke up with someone that I thought loved me, but come to find out he loves his parents more. Can't cut that string EVER.

    My positive advice is GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. I've managed to move in two days to mine own place, got all new furniture, raced a mountain bike race, train for my (EVENT OF THE YEAR COMING ON SATURDAY, TRIPLE BY-PASS RIDE), meet an great guy by chance and have the BEST FRIENDS in the whole world supporting me thur it all.

    I can honesty say that if you have hope in yourself ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING is possible. Just an year ago I couldn't imagine doing an 20+ mile ride on my mountain bike, now its like CAKE.

    I am a different person and I LOVE who I am and I now know that I AM a great person.

    So RAVENMORE there you go

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Snowy, you are awesome. (hugs))

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Well I don't have a photo to add or youtube stuff, but I went thru a rough time just a short time ago.

    Broke up with someone that I thought loved me, but come to find out he loves his parents more. Can't cut that string EVER.

    My positive advice is GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. I've managed to move in two days to mine own place, got all new furniture, raced a mountain bike race, train for my (EVENT OF THE YEAR COMING ON SATURDAY, TRIPLE BY-PASS RIDE), meet an great guy by chance and have the BEST FRIENDS in the whole world supporting me thur it all.

    I can honesty say that if you have hope in yourself ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING is possible. Just an year ago I couldn't imagine doing an 20+ mile ride on my mountain bike, now its like CAKE.

    I am a different person and I LOVE who I am and I now know that I AM a great person.

    So RAVENMORE there you go

    CHEERS

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    Wow! If this isn't enough positive vibe, I don't know what is. Great attitude Snowy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    I spent some of my bonus money on tools yesterday, and I successfully adjusted my loose headset.
    Awesome....wanna come help me swap out my handlebars, stem, brakes and shifters next month? I'm gonna try to do it myself, but have never done any of it.
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    To be totally mushy, this photo (about 9 years ago):




    And just a quick pick from the many random things that make me happy--this guy's photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Well I don't have a photo to add or youtube stuff, but I went thru a rough time just a short time ago.

    Broke up with someone that I thought loved me, but come to find out he loves his parents more. Can't cut that string EVER.

    My positive advice is GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. I've managed to move in two days to mine own place, got all new furniture, raced a mountain bike race, train for my (EVENT OF THE YEAR COMING ON SATURDAY, TRIPLE BY-PASS RIDE), meet an great guy by chance and have the BEST FRIENDS in the whole world supporting me thur it all.

    I can honesty say that if you have hope in yourself ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING is possible. Just an year ago I couldn't imagine doing an 20+ mile ride on my mountain bike, now its like CAKE.

    I am a different person and I LOVE who I am and I now know that I AM a great person.

    So RAVENMORE there you go

    CHEERS

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    That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about! Way to go Snowy! Let us know how your ride goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore
    That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about! Way to go Snowy! Let us know how your ride goes.
    I will Ravenmore. I've been training since February, well got real serious in May.

    I'm looking forward to getting it over with so I can do some playing
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    Here's something positive for me: my morning glories have started blooming for the summer. They're a variety known as "Grandpa Ott's" - they're a deep, velvety purple with a pink throat. I built a pergola over my porch earlier this spring, and they're climbing the trellis at the sides. Eventually, going out there in the morning will be like walking into a room that is covered wall to ceiling with flowers.

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    to Snowy! You are quite the inspirational poster, there.

    (suddenly wants to be dating someone so I can break up and have that bit AH! of refreshing change!)

    Quote Originally Posted by BryE
    Here's something positive for me: my morning glories have started blooming for the summer. They're a variety known as "Grandpa Ott's" - they're a deep, velvety purple with a pink throat. I built a pergola over my porch earlier this spring, and they're climbing the trellis at the sides. Eventually, going out there in the morning will be like walking into a room that is covered wall to ceiling with flowers.

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    Those are beeyootiful flowers--it must be incredible! I think we need pictures of your pergola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirage1
    to Snowy! You are quite the inspirational poster, there.

    (suddenly wants to be dating someone so I can break up and have that bit AH! of refreshing change!)

    Those are beeyootiful flowers--it must be incredible! I think we need pictures of your pergola.
    Thanks Mirage. I just learned that people can be MEAN but it doesn't have to change the way we feel about ourselves. Normally those people that say mean and hurtful things have more going on inside of them, that they try so hard to cover it up that its easy to take it out of someone else.

    I just remind myself that I got myself here and I'm just gonna keep truckin along!!!
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    This seems pretty positive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuOyBFEAylU

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    Good for you Snowy. Good luck on the TBP. That’s at the top of my list for rides next year.
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    Got the clippers out weekend before last and gave my boys summer haircuts. Used a #3 shield and spent some time trying to do a quality job. Although my wife was sad to see the two year old with a buzz cut (she loves his curly hair) she was pleased. The best part was yesterday, when she told me that Wade, our 6 year old, told her that daddy is a hair cutting expert!!!!!!

    It is great to know that your kids think you are the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Let's not forget when it was 93 degrees and Jon cools off in sewage water.
    You captured the moment right before I got a slice of sewage pie.

    At least someone got some enjoyment out of that.

    *remembers raw sewage taste*

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    It is great to know that your kids think you are the best. [/SIZE]
    Yeah, gotta love that feeling. A year or so ago, I was talking with my son (then 15) about God knows what, and he equated me with his friends. I said: "I'm not your friend, I'm your father; there's a difference." To which he responded: "I dunno, Dad, I think you're one of my best friends."

    I had to find an excuse to leave the room, or else I would have handed him the keys to the car and a credit card. But it was a very cool moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    You captured the moment right before I got a slice of sewage pie.

    At least someone got some enjoyment out of that.

    *remembers raw sewage taste*
    Yeah, good ol' Jon. The human floor show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer
    Yeah, gotta love that feeling. A year or so ago, I was talking with my son (then 15) about God knows what, and he equated me with his friends. I said: "I'm not your friend, I'm your father; there's a difference." To which he responded: "I dunno, Dad, I think you're one of my best friends."

    I had to find an excuse to leave the room, or else I would have handed him the keys to the car and a credit card. But it was a very cool moment.

    Awwww... that's really sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer
    Yeah, gotta love that feeling. A year or so ago, I was talking with my son (then 15) about God knows what, and he equated me with his friends. I said: "I'm not your friend, I'm your father; there's a difference." To which he responded: "I dunno, Dad, I think you're one of my best friends."

    I had to find an excuse to leave the room, or else I would have handed him the keys to the car and a credit card. But it was a very cool moment.


    That made me laugh but also gave me a huge smile. You're a great guy Rich. I can't blame your kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Got the clippers out weekend before last and gave my boys summer haircuts. Used a #3 shield and spent some time trying to do a quality job. Although my wife was sad to see the two year old with a buzz cut (she loves his curly hair) she was pleased. The best part was yesterday, when she told me that Wade, our 6 year old, told her that daddy is a hair cutting expert!!!!!!

    It is great to know that your kids think you are the best.
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