The Good News Thread

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The Good News Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:48 pm

We have all got a lot of bad shit going on in our lives. Sometimes it's hard not to dwell on it.

So it is with that in mind that I start the good news thread!

My BFF Vance just got a phone call from his doctor this morning. It appears that the company that makes ProVigil, the medicine he needs to get over his narcolepsy, will be giving him a years supply for free. Once every three months he'll be getting 90 pills.

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:47 pm

Ah, I haven't had the flu in about five years. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby cynic » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:58 pm

"good news" is a good idea ,lori;
cool, "ProVigil".. an appropriate name.

the pockyclipse hasn't come, so that's good.
i think i can 'member to pass on some good stuff .
if i slack off (which i will),you should 'mind me.
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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby reddragon70 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:19 pm

Well that job in my work that has been causing me so much upset? Its been readvertised! Which means I can apply again. As for the review of the job? Well the new ad is exactly the same as the old ad. They've done jack shit.

On the plus side, there is also a readvertised job in Motherwell for a Train Crew Manager. The job spec seem to be much less than the position in Dumfries and the top line salary is nearly £20,000 more! Seriously. we are talking near;y $30000 more a year, for a job that actually seems to require less. And again, no-one seems to actually want it.

Guess what? I am applying for both :D

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:28 pm

Dragon

Here's hoping that you'll have to choose between the two, even though I'm pretty sure it's not a choice at all!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby cynic » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:29 pm

follow your bliss,mike

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby Chuck Messer » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:39 pm

Good luck, O Dragon of Reddish Hue!

Well, it's eight and a half years since my heart attack back in 2003, and aside from a little angina once in a great while, I'm still here, muthafuggah!

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:30 pm

The good news is Barber has pics from last night.

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Postby Moderator » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:51 pm

FrankChurch wrote:The good news is Barber has pics from last night.


Yes, and for a small deposit to my Cayman Islands account...

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby diane bartels » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:36 am

Good luck Red. I start my volunteer job this week at Rehab this week, which I so hope leads to a real job. Vinnie is in his second semester of college. (my nephew the Red Menace). I forgot to say he got four A's and a B last semester. So proud. Still an atheist, and able to say why so brilliantly. Had lunch with his mom and his little sister and brother a few days ago. They were so sweet and major cute. My bff Monica bought me a belated birthday breakfast yesterday. And she gave me a bag of presents like she read my mind. A Snuggie which I've been dying to try, a calender, chocolate and the book bag they all came in. And my antidepressant meds are working combined with support from friends family and all of you, specially Lori. Life is good guys and girls. (No I'm still not happy about Vinnie's atheism, but I am disgustingly proud of the reasoning ability and objective logic thought processes that got him there. He read it on the Internet.)

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:44 pm

Lori Koonce wrote:We have all got a lot of bad shit going on in our lives. Sometimes it's hard not to dwell on it.

So it is with that in mind that I start the good news thread!

My BFF Vance just got a phone call from his doctor this morning. It appears that the company that makes ProVigil, the medicine he needs to get over his narcolepsy, will be giving him a years supply for free. Once every three months he'll be getting 90 pills.


I know it looks weird quoting myself, but it's easier than anything else...

Anyways, Vance got his first 90 day supply of his meds on thursday, so the gods are smiling on me!

And Diane, thanks for the compliment. You've always been there with a kind word for me, so why wouldn't I return the favor?

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby markabaddon » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:30 pm

I would hope that the news I placed in the Pav counts as good news.

Diane, thank you for your lovely note in the Pav, that was very sweet of you

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:51 pm

markabaddon wrote:I would hope that the news I placed in the Pav counts as good news.

Diane, thank you for your lovely note in the Pav, that was very sweet of you

Mark


IMO, it qualifies as GREAT news! Hope you two end up just as happy as Harlan and Susan if not more so!!!

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby Chuck Messer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:54 pm

What Lori said, and a "Mazel Tov!" thrown in for extra measure.

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Re: The Good News Thread

Postby cynic » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:43 pm

Congratulations, Mark and Karen, best wishes !

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