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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Quiet Saturday's Happy List

Last night I was in a bar where the dj played Mr. Roboto by Styx. Those who crocked last year may remember my enjoyment of that song, among several others. Hearing the song in public somehow ended up being a very fun, communal enjoyment of a song that is, by in-large, kind of ridiculous. But in the best way. It constituted a public simple pleasure. Today is a very strange, rainy rain kind of day that has put me in an odd mood. Not sure why. It has not rained on my parade, but rather made me glad to not be participating in a parade. But I'm kind of thinking of things that provide simple delight. Like the sound of rain on a window, for example, even more so when you're warm and dry inside.
So, I've decided to make a list. And yes, that does make today's crockpot a listy-gimmick, but I'm ok with it.
Yes.

Perfectly cooked bacon
Donuts
Waves in the ocean
Waves at sporting events
Socks and towels straight from the dryer
The cherry on top
A good pun
A bad pun
Freckles on noses from the sun
Knowing you're wearing your favorite pair of underwear
A just ripe banana
Honeysuckle
Free samples
Postcards
Seeing the geometric shape of a snowflake when it lands before it melts
Roller coaster downs
Swingset ups
The sound of music
The Sound of Music
Brass
Hats
Obvious disguises
Seeing baby animals next to full-sized animals
Newly sharpened pencils/ A new box of crayons
An old man with a pipe
Children trying to do something intently and seriously
Chimney smells in winter air
The Rockettes
Cookie batter left on the mixing bowl
Water
Wobbly butterflies
Swirly Super-balls
Badminton
Woodpeckers
Leaves
Whistling
Shoes that make noise
Beer foam
Kites
Canoes
Winnebagos
Crossword puzzle completion
Gum bubble-blowing
Band-aids
Lightning bugs
A good thunderstorm
Knock-knock jokes
Honeydew
Naps
Champagne
Drive-thru car washes
Smell of cut-grass and the sound of a push mower
Squaredancing
Just making a yellow light
The horizon
Chirstmas lights
Buttons
Polka-dots
Wingtips
A dog in your lap
Trees
A good book
Accents
Blue Sky
Connect Four
The last bit of the trip before you get where you're going

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe no one commented on this. Its fantastic!

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