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Reasons to smile

I guess not everyone needs to find a reason, but... What made you smile and/or laugh today?

My first LOL of the day was caused by this LOLdog.

I went to the uniform laundry room at work yesterday, to ask if I could try on a size smaller in my trousers. And they fit! The laundry lady asked me if I needed a new shirt, too, so I tried the next size down in that, too. And it fit! Wow. My pants had been slipping down my hips a little for weeks, but last week they got ridiculously slippy. So happy to have confirmation that my body's changing shape/size a little. :iloveyou:

Humming along to the occasional good song at work... it's amazing how much it can lift my mood. ;)b

Overhearing customers' reactions when they can't decide whether flowers are real or not. It's hilarious either way - when they think fake are real, or real are fake. ;D

Hi, everyone. :)

-Josh

That not only made me smile, I actually giggled from it.

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Hi, everyone. :)

-Josh

That not only made me smile, I actually giggled from it.

Awesome!!! I'll take a giggle and a smile. :)

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Just to catch up my loving and amazing friends.. This is what I've been up to over the past few weeks that I've been gone. Ya know..because VegWeb has been crazy.

•I've Skyped with someone who makes me blush and grin like no other person can.
•I was there for that someone who had a rough day after a tourney, helped them readjust and celebrated with them when that readjustment worked.
•I Skyped with jessimaka33's crazy 5 year old (4 times).
•I helped one person with their writing and helped them reframe/rebalance things when they started to freak about their upcoming marriage.
•I was sent a text message by someone who said they like having me as a friend and another friend thinks I'm "awesome". Liars. lol
•One friend even gave me a shout out on her Facebook update for helping her through her day.
•I helped another person when they got upset about changing locations at work and helped another friend who is nervous about starting a new job.
•After talking with my friend Rachel, I realized I've helped several people with homework, essays, books, poetry, therapy, family issues, relationships (sometimes relationships I want to be in), 'coming out' and many other topics.
•I got a real bed..my first piece of real furniture in Portland.
•I helped my mom with her boyfriend problems.
•I got some updates from a friend on her health situation and shared some encouraging words. LFA!
•I got access to one of my friend's rough draft of her book she's writing. According to her, I'm the only friend who's given her genuine and honest feedback.
•I found the Holy Land and it's in Portland, Oregon. It's a little ol' place called, Powell's City of Books. Books and books and books!!!
•I'm kind of turning into a hippie buddhist mix. I've been practicing and preaching a lot of peace, balance, centeredness, inclusion, love and happiness. Hahaha!!

I've also helped, encouraged, and empowered several people through private messages, emails, phone calls, texts, Skype conversations, and in-person conversations. I see no signs of slowing down. I'm grateful and humbled that I can serve as a positive and loving influence in someone's life.

Oh. Yeah.

I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!!!!

Life is beautiful. Life is good. I feel like dancing.

-Josh

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Dude!! What is the JOB??
Don't leave us in suspenders!!

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Dance your pants off, Joshy!  It sounds like life is awesome!

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My preggo yoga DVD came! I'm planning on doing my first work out today. Yay!

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I found a place where I can download free the Bible in French on Mp3. Woo hoo! I don't know how good the reading is, but free is good.

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Dude!! What is the JOB??
Don't leave us in suspenders!!

I'll PM it to you. :)

Dance your pants off, Joshy!  It sounds like life is awesome!

Oh I will!! Life is joshtastically joshome! :D

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My BFF is pregnant again! She had a chemical pregnancy last year and this one is good so she is over the moon. She has wanted kids since she was one. I did the "ring test" and as far as I can see, she's carrying a boy, but she's only 8 weeks so I could be totally wrong.

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I got a new journal. Not for poetry or for me confessing shit or for me to gossip. My focus will be my philosophies on life. I figure every intellectual writes down his/her philosophies, why not the intellectual writings of JFM? Plus, I know you all are getting bored reading my thoughts. I hope to explore some inspiring territories as I write. :)

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I got a new journal. Not for poetry or for me confessing shit or for me to gossip. My focus will be my philosophies on life. I figure every intellectual writes down his/her philosophies, why not the intellectual writings of JFM? Plus, I know you all are getting bored reading my thoughts. I hope to explore some inspiring territories as I write. :)

There's no way we are bored!! I really enjoy sharing your thoughts. You are one of the few people who really *should* have a blog.

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I got a new journal. Not for poetry or for me confessing shit or for me to gossip. My focus will be my philosophies on life. I figure every intellectual writes down his/her philosophies, why not the intellectual writings of JFM? Plus, I know you all are getting bored reading my thoughts. I hope to explore some inspiring territories as I write. :)

There's no way we are bored!! I really enjoy sharing your thoughts. You are one of the few people who really *should* have a blog.

I don't know about all that. Hahaha! But thank you for your love and encouragement, Yabbit. I'm going to work on your letter. :)

-josh

My RTS: I talked to Storm on the telephone today. I had a rough night last night but today my roommate and I went to a local family-owned arcade. I earned enough tickets to buy a whoopie cushion. lolol

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So..I asked out a girl this morning. A girl who said she wanted to go out but then changed her mind when I asked. Rejected. Again. The usual.

But fear not, fellow VegWebbers!!! I'm not beating myself up over this (as I have in the past). I talked to my friend Rachel, took a walk, went to Target, listened to music & took a light jog. I say light jog because the support in my current shoes are not for running (they're barely good enough for long walks). Anyhow! I've come to the conclusion that I'm not going to invest all this time and energy in finding a girlfriend or a date. I've got shit to do. Sure, I work and go to school..that's all.

But you know what else I do? I help and talk to people via Skype, text, phone, email, mail, messages and in-person. This is what gets me moving and gets me high. I've got to keep doing this. Love is love and shouldn't be focused solely on trying to date someone that may or may not be interested. It needs to be shared and put into something productive like exploring the inner and outer world..even if it's just in your local community.

Sure, I get lonely as f**k sometimes but (if I ever find a dating partner or gf) I need someone to join me in my quest that's in-stride or willing to get in-stride. I can't chase her down or try to catch her up. I've got more important things to do. My work isn't done.

That said, I feel great.

Life is good. :D

-Josh

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More smiles!

I surprised a customer today when I sang Grover Washington Jr.'s song "Just the Two of Us" with her. I really surprised her when I guessed it was Al Green. Even though I guessed wrong, she was like "You're too young!! What do you know about Al Green??" Hahaha! Last week, I had an old couple (about 70 years old) come into the restaurant and we talked about music from the 40's and 50's.

I remember, in 2007, when I worked with a retired professor. He and I shared higher level jokes and commentary and talked about all sorts of things.

I love when I can surprise people and humbly carry my own with conversation about different topics......especially when they think a youngin' wouldn't be able to do so. :)

-Josh

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My RTS. the homeless guy living on my couch is out for the day!  Peace and quiet, I have missed you so.

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My RTS. the homeless guy living on my couch is out for the day!  Peace and quiet, I have missed you so.

Maybe you shouldn't leave your furniture on the front lawn. Hehe! I kid. :P

My RTS: I'm listening to the playlist put together by iTunes named "Goth". I'm loving it. Where's my black makeup? :)

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Smilies and italics and stuff are back!!

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My admin's wife brought me a bag-o-fresh chiles from Texas!  Life is good!  :)

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My admin's wife brought me a bag-o-fresh chiles from Texas!  Life is good!  :)

I have a friend in El Paso that brought me some dried chilies, not fresh, and I'm still using them they are so hot. 

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Fresh....dried....it's all good!  I'll take chiles any way I can get them!  It was good timing too because most of my plants aren't at production stage yet.  I'm getting a few habs, lemon drops, and serranos from older plants, but it's going to be a little while before my babies are producing.  And Tweets, I haven't forgotten that I promised you fresh chiles once I'm up to my eyeballs in them!
:)

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