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The simple little things in life that we love...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eric_E, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Eric_E

    Eric_E Well-Known Member

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    In response to the "pet peeves" thread that's been so popular here, I thought everyone might appreciate a bit of optimism. To quote the great John Connor, "I think we need to be a little more positive here."

    What are some things you really, really love? This doesn't have to be anything really deep, like "My wife and kids" or "Achieving a goal like graduating from college." Just the little stuff that makes you smile.

    Here are a few of mine:

    Getting a rebate check in the mail after you'd forgotten ever sending away for it.

    When you're looking for a parking spot and you see the reverse lights of someone pulling out right in front of the office/store, opening a spot for you.

    When the stoplight changes from red to green so you can coast right through the light.

    Getting the last copy of a movie/game/book at the store.

    When someone still has the courtesy to say "excuse me."

    Being truly surprised by a twist in a book or movie.

    When pre-orders are finally available!

    When something makes you laugh so hard you are in tears, and just thinking about it makes it hard to stifle a laugh.

    Experiencing something truly spectacular that makes you proud of what humanity is capable of - a glorious piece of art or music, a magnificent example of architecture or engineering, a profound book, etc... Okay, that one is a little bit deep.

    Feel free to share!
     
  2. Cam S

    Cam S Well-Known Member

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    1. Making people smile.

    2. Knowing someone cares about you.

    3. Drinking a Slurpee

    4. Driving a car you'll never be able to afford, but having the biggest smile ever when you step on the gas and hear the sound of a turboed flat 6 [​IMG]
     
  3. Eman_Ramos

    Eman_Ramos Well-Known Member

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    A few of my favorite things:

    Letter/Email from a friend that I haven't seen in a while.

    Bubble wrap.

    When you're driving and you let someone pass in front of you, and the other driver WAVES!!

    Mom's cooking (This is like a given for almost everyone, but still...)

    Sunday Afternoon Naps.

    Double Double. Animal Style. (I think only the Cali. people will get that one.)
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    good thread! [​IMG]

    1. when my girlfriend laughs or smiles
    2. when i play with my boys (or my sister's kids)
    3. in-n-out burger
    4. cleanly pulling off the sticky crap from a cd or dvd
    5. playing with my cat
    6. farting in my cubicle with no one knowing
    7. polite people
    8. a good movie/cd/book

    boy, i know i'm missing a bunch...
     
  5. Max Leung

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    1. Beer.
    2. 2 beers.
    3. 3 beers.
    4. Totally hot chick that eyeballs you when you're pretending not to look.
    5. Looking at the hotties in the mall.
    6. Sleeping in.
     
  6. Mitty

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    • a purring cat
    • ice cream sandwiches
    • sitting in the dark in a movie theatre
    • that first sip of a good coffee
    • coming through the door of your home when you've been away for awhile
     
  7. Steve Schaffer

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    1--the way my little dog greets me at the door when I come home from work, and is napping next to me on the couch while I surf webtv.

    2--when my cat, who totally ignores me otherwise, climbs up on my chest at bedtime to have her ears scratched while she purrs like an idling diesel.

    2--A Homemade Cheeseburger & Fries.

    3--When I smile at a stranger and it's returned.

    4--When I finish writing checks for the bills and have enough leftover to make it thru to the next payday.
     
  8. Malcolm R

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    The first moments after climbing into bed for the night. The coolness of the sheets. Your entire body relaxing. Aaaaaahhhhhh....[​IMG]
     
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    Cleaning out the backseat of your car, and finding an uncashed paycheck from 4 months ago (good thing it's good for 6 months after date of issuance).
     
  10. Jeff Pryor

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    When my wife is actually in the mood.

    Smoking a fine joint.

    Getting a relaxing buzz from 1 beer.

    I'm a scale modeler, so I'm happiest when I'm in my hobbyroom alone and bent over my workbench.

    Cooking some damn good food on the grill.

    Having a full tank of gas.

    Completing the yard work.

    Having weekends off.
     
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    (1) Riding Canyon Lake's roads on my Ninja
    (2) My HT
    (3) Playin guitar
    (4) Volleyball chicks
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    • Knowing deep down inside that humans will one day travel to the far stars.

    • The Beatles

    • Oh, and most of all, what else? Attila the Cat (especially as he was this morning before I got up: lying on my chest, library lion-style, purring). Seeing him running and leaping about the house (as he was this evening). Playing with him the way he likes on his scratching tower (just minutes ago).
     
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    • Putting on pants fresh out of the dryer
    • wearing a new pair of socks for the first time
    • Friday afternoon matinees
    • conquering that difficult drop-off that's been vexxing you on your favorite mountain bike trail for months
    • Seinfeld reruns
    • a fresh haircut
     
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    My Oma's chicken noodle soup

    A cold creek after hiking for hours

    Listening to a favorite disc and hearing something I never heard before

    Cuddling with a girl that I care for
     
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    1- High quality, very thick socks.

    2- An insanely long and insanely hot shower after a tough night at work.

    3- When everyone in your band gets in the same great emotional zone during a song.

    4- When after said song, the former high-school geek drummer has a circle of beautiful women cluster around him [​IMG]
     
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    I have to second the following ones:

    "When something makes you laugh so hard you are in tears, and just thinking about it makes it hard to stifle a laugh."

    "a purring cat" and its assorted variations, and Jack, my cat Misha does the same thing sometimes. She also likes to crawl under the covers and purr when I'm in bed.

    "When my wife is actually in the mood."

    "Cuddling with a girl that I care for" - in my case that would be my wife [​IMG]

    and I'll add:

    Listening to a really good sounding CD or SACD on my system.

    Waking up in the morning and seeing my wonderful wife lying next to me, with Jambo the cat curled up using her head as a pillow.

    A nice afternoon nap on a rainy Sunday.
     
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    - Trader Joe's Beef Taquitos. LOVE those things.

    - The look on our dog shen she knows (or think she knows) she's going for a car ride

    - When my wife rests her head in my lap while we watch TV, and I run my fingers through her hair

    - Playing Tetris on the computer. Still not tired of it after 10 years.

    - Seeing my wife smile

    - Hitting a really good golf shot

    - Getting an extra ball in pinball

    - Sitting in the swimming pool after playing a round of golf in 100 degree heat

    - Seinfeld reruns

    - The first few moments at take-off in an airplane, both the feeling and the view

    ...and much more

    PS. John Connor actually says "We need to be a little more constructive here, okay?" [​IMG]

    /Mike
     
  18. LewB

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    • Completing a 'do-it-yourself' project that actually looks/works like a pro did it without any collateral damage.
    • Looking at the above project after cleaning up and imbibing your favorite beverage
    • Any CD/DVD that is actually as entertaining as you expected
    • Waking up in the morning ANY day i don't have to go to work
    • That look of amazement in the eyes of the person who's computer you just fixed
     
  19. Mark C Sherman

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    making People laugh Especially my neice she has a laugh that is infectious.


    A Nice Steak and potato with a Tall Sam Adams[​IMG]


    Sitting on my Couch with my Girl Watching old Seinfeld Reruns.

    Playing Paintball


    Playing My Drums
     
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