Reverse first-world problems: What *good* thing happened to you today?

Kaido

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Made fried chicken at home (mmm, panko). Unfortunately, ran out of every flavor of sauce known to mankind...no BBQ in the fridge. No honey mustard. Not even a jar of sweet & sour to be found. Miraculously, however, I found a couple small tubs of Chik-fil-a sauce in the back of the fridge.

Yissssssssssssssssss :D

 

Carson Dyle

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Jul 2, 2012
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Spent the entire day browsing the Internet, downloading porn, drinking beer and eating Cheetos. Now I'm watching a pirated feed of the Spurs/Cavs game.
 

Red Squirrel

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Yesterday I finalized an electrical job in my basement, just perimeter outlets on the outside walls as I will be insulating so need to do electrical first. I turned on the 6 breakers for the different circuits and every single one worked and tested ok first try! Not that it's hard, but it's always nice when stuff works first try. :p

As for today, got invited for supper for one of my nephews' birthday, so free food and cake!
 
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John Connor

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My tummy is full of delicious pizza and I can be thankful for that considering there are so many starving people in this fucked up world like DPRK and Africa.

The first world problem? I ate too much! Ohhhhhhh.
 
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ponyo

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I have been wanting cast iron griddle for my Kamado Joe Jr. for awhile. But I couldn't find one that fit the small size of the grill anywhere for sale. But today while cleaning my garage, I found an old Lodge cast iron pan. It was the exact size I wanted but it wouldn't fit because of the long handle. So I grabbed a hacksaw and 5 minutes later, I had my custom made cast iron griddle perfect for my Kamado Joe Jr.
 

Kaido

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I have been wanting cast iron griddle for my Kamado Joe Jr. for awhile. But I couldn't find one that fit the small size of the grill anywhere for sale. But today while cleaning my garage, I found an old Lodge cast iron pan. It was the exact size I wanted but it wouldn't fit because of the long handle. So I grabbed a hacksaw and 5 minutes later, I had my custom made cast iron griddle perfect for my Kamado Joe Jr.
Nice! Quick tip I recently discovered - bamboo cleaning brushes for woks work amazing for cleaning out cast-iron skillets! After using the skillet, I hold it under the faucet while it's still warm & give it a quick scrub. The bamboo brush is really stiff, but gets all the baked-on crud off really easily. Plus they're super cheap:

http://wokshop.stores.yahoo.net/7inch2.html
 

ponyo

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Nice! Quick tip I recently discovered - bamboo cleaning brushes for woks work amazing for cleaning out cast-iron skillets! After using the skillet, I hold it under the faucet while it's still warm & give it a quick scrub. The bamboo brush is really stiff, but gets all the baked-on crud off really easily. Plus they're super cheap:

http://wokshop.stores.yahoo.net/7inch2.html
Thanks for the tip! But I already ordered the chainmail scrubber.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A51S9Y2/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_1_w
 

r4sh1d

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Feb 21, 2012
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Snagged a ryzen 1700 for $250 shipped, first piece of a rendering machine for my wife.
 

allisolm

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Jan 2, 2001
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Nice morning. Bowled 183, 200, 195 and won all the pots. $40 bucks. Little things count. :)
 

[DHT]Osiris

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Full belly, and very likely got this useless twat of an 'enterprise support' technician in hot water with his boss for his endless delays/non-helpfulness in troubleshooting a SAN/virtualization problem.

Remind me why in the world we have enterprise support contracts again?
 

angminas

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I have a computer, an air cleaner, a lamp, and a fan going. I can afford the electricity for all of them.

Any time I want, I can go to the kitchen and choose from a variety of vaguely healthy foods and drinks.

I am fluent in the currently most important language in the world.

My neighbors like me.

I have never been raped or beaten, and I am big and intimidating enough to deter the vast majority of people who might otherwise want to try.

I have more DVDs, books, and clothes than I need.

Even when I whine like a pathetic child, God still looks out for me.
 
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thestrangebrew1

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My Community Plan Update project I've been working on for the last 3 years was finally adopted by the Board of Supervisors. I'm going to the bar after work, then I'm hopefully getting laid tonight....
 

Exterous

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Jun 20, 2006
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Apparently New Zealand's south island has a hotel shortage that is supposed to get even worse this year. Fortunately I am an obsessive planner so even though we're going during peak season (Dec-Jan) I've been able to line up our ideal hotel options, even over NYE. Even this far out I'm seeing a lot of places close to being booked up so I feel bad for anyone trying plan much later than this

AND I've gotten Hilton point redemptions of 1.1, 1.0 and 0.95 cents when the generally accepted valuation is 0.4-0.5 cents. NZ is a great place for Hilton redemptions
 

Muse

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Jul 11, 2001
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I know, we caught you on camera:

I like that. I'm looking at my 20" JVC TV that I brought home in 1989 by tieing the box to a skateboard. Yes, I rolled it home over a mile. Last time I tried to turn it on I couldn't figure it out. It's wired to a digital --> analog converter.
 
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