What's Making You Happy Today?

According to the US Navy calculation method, I'm down to 14% body fat.
 
It's slowly warming up here (>15c) so I'm finding people to come use my spare season ticket to the local footy games.

Even found a random person on my mobile phone to attend a mid week cup fixture next week.
 
I made pasta alla gricia last night. ....guanciale...pecorino romano.
 
Waiting for my brother's kid to finish gymnastics class in the hallway with all these other parents who look perpetually sleep deprived. Most look like they found whatever crumpled up piece of clothing that looked half serviceable and threw it on.

So glad my shift ends in a few hours
 
Waiting for my brother's kid to finish gymnastics class in the hallway with all these other parents who look perpetually sleep deprived. Most look like they found whatever crumpled up piece of clothing that looked half serviceable and threw it on.

So glad my shift ends in a few hours

Gymnastics mums are the hottest. Moreso than dance mum, art mums, piano mums, tennis mums, fencing mums, ballet mums and theatre mums. Not that I notice.
 
After two weeks in the hospital for out of control diabetes, chest infection, fluid build up in internal organs and extremities, and a congested heart and possible heart attack or syncopy, my father is finally discharged.
 
After two weeks in the hospital for out of control diabetes, chest infection, fluid build up in internal organs and extremities, and a congested heart and possible heart attack or syncopy, my father is finally discharged.

Happy to hear this!
 
Bringing the bloke with the burner mobile today to the game. At least it's 30c. Maybe he won't drink plain hot boiled water.
 
Someone bought me sushi and sashimi on the weekend. I practically never eat it anymore. It was a sh*t place but still a nice gesture.
 
We went to a sushi train place with robots providing drink service last night. The sushi was good and the kids loved all the quirky weird Japanese Bladeruner stuff like toy drops on every 30 plates, etc.
 
We went to a sushi train place with robots providing drink service last night. The sushi was good and the kids loved all the quirky weird Japanese Bladeruner stuff like toy drops on every 30 plates, etc.

Is that like robo-sushi where some robot brings over things?
 
Is that like robo-sushi where some robot brings over things?
You can grab food off the lower conveyor belt or place a special order on your screen for something to come on the top conveyor belt. Drinks are delivered to the table by a robot. You put dirty dishes into a slot that counts them and every thirty dishes a Kinder surprise type toy drops from a chute. It’s bizarre and kinda fun. The sushi wasn’t the best I’ve had but it also wasn’t bad at all. Price was pretty good (I didn’t have to tip anyone, which helps!).
 
I walked 2 1/2 km there and then back to buy some cornetti con marmellata and bomboloni with Nutella just when they opened. So happy.
 
Someone remembered about me and is offering to take me to lunch. Except he has cholesterol issues and time constraints so it will be leaves, dry and brittle leaves, at a food court priced at $20 for a 1/2 bowl + gratuity for someone to put the leaves in your compostable biodegradable recyclable bowl.
 
We put in a low-ball bid for an upgrade flying Air NZ and won. The fam will be flying business (called Premium Economy by our egalitarian kiwi friends) on the first (15.5hr) leg of our flight.

I also put in lowball bids on the other three flights. Might even land in first (‘business’) class on one of them.
 
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We put in a low-ball bid for an upgrade flying Air NZ and won. The fam will be flying business (called Premium Economy by our egalitarian kiwi friends) on the first (15.5hr) leg of our flight.

I also put in lowball bids on the other three flights. Might even land in first (‘business’) class on one of them.
How does flying through NZ compare in costs and time to other flights?

My mate used to bid for flights with emirates or something that went to EU or HK through Brunei
 
How does flying through NZ compare in costs and time to other flights?

It’s the best option for HOU to PER, with one 15hr leg and one 7.5hr leg. Better than most options which have an LAX AND a SYD layover. Cost is comparable though it’s mostly a matter of tracking deals and pouncing when a cheaper tickets pop up.

My mate used to bid for flights with emirates or something that went to EU or HK through Brunei

The upgrade bidding things is weird. At first I thought it was some sort of fake website scam it looked so not legit. You put in a bid to upgrade (maximum one jump - econ to biz, biz to 1st) and the highest bidder is notified 3-7 days before the flight if they won. For $200 we got an upgrade that would have cost around an extra $3200 if we had booked at full price.

Now I’m waiting to see if we win any upgrades on the other three legs of this trip.
 
The upgrade bidding things is weird. At first I thought it was some sort of fake website scam it looked so not legit. You put in a bid to upgrade (maximum one jump - econ to biz, biz to 1st) and the highest bidder is notified 3-7 days before the flight if they won. For $200 we got an upgrade that would have cost around an extra $3200 if we had booked at full price.

Most airlines have ragtag technology guys especially after most of them were laid off in 2020. The core guys will work on the real booking website and the second chance, insurance, rewards, upsell are outsourced or given to B teams. Some ancillary sites like vacation/rewards will be outsourced to the same company that does it for multiple carriers.

But hey you're enjoying your Dom Perignon. Enjoy.
 
We won an upgrade to first class on the final (8hr) leg of that flight, which was much needed.
 
my mate had family living in France and they used to travel a few times a year - he had kinda worked out how to bid- enough but not too much. Downside was Brunei Airlines was booze free iirc
 
We just low balled the minimum bid, but it’s new so a lot of folks aren’t using the program yet.

Air NZ is a lot more generous with the booze than American carriers.

It’s so great being home!!!!!!!!
 
4 days going dry. Not many at the gym these days with it being warm out. Hit my personal bests today. Lost all the alcohol bloat. I feel like going dry further just to sleep better and work out more.
 
I finally got access to my other company retirement savings after fighting with the help desk and the various levels of people I talked to after 10 months. I'm very good understanding the call centre script they use in Philippines.
 
My brother's bid on a townhouse was finally accepted after multiple attempts on other properties in the same vicinity.

I guess I go from randomly or not so randomly bumping into his kids to .....once a month or quarter?
 
I spent most of the weekend preparing a welcome back from the hospital (second time) party for my father. I booked the party room in my building. I even had a security guard because who can be more rowdy than my brother's two kids. At the end of the day I was knackered since I made all the food and set up the room by myself but he seemed happy.
 
The pink backpack made me think it was a tourist thing but then I saw her t-shirt.
 
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5 big water cannons, massive diesel engines, a stocked paramed bay for two patients and steel hull for heavy ice breaking
 
Proof that professionals you rely on in times of disaster and emergencies are just as human when it comes to filming and taking photographs with their mobile phones.
 

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