- Back scratching each other
- lazy days where I don’t have to go anywhere
- A/C on a hot evening
- Birthday celebrations, whether they’re kid parties or cake/ice cream for adults, it’s always fun
- a good buzz. Hope it’s okay to say that.
- Someone you love snuggling up to you. This is the flat-out best feeling in the world, bar none.
- A child or kitten falling asleep on your chest. Could be considered part of #1, though.
- the feeling of pending excitement when you start off on a trip, vacation, or adventure.
- A truly ice-cold beer on a hot day after you’ve been working hard, and you’re sweaty and tired.
- Time alone, to go anywhere and do anything. No deadlines, no due dates, no expectations. You can fish, kayak, read a book, vegg in front of the boob-toob, or nap - it doesn’t matter. It’s time when you can do whatever floats your boat.
- Cold Diet Pepsi
- Seeing my name in print–for the right reasons
- When a plan comes together
- Being “of one mind” with my girlfriend
- Discovering something important to me
- Summer storms
- Steam curling up out of a cup of tea
- Open fifths
- Gnocchi with grated parmesan and olive oil
- Road trips
- A hot day spent out at the pool with good friends, cold beer, snacks and burgers on the grill.
- Big thunderstorms.
- Planning and making a good meal for people to enjoy.
- My church. A great congregation of good people.
- Really awful “horror” flicks.
- The smell of the air on a crisp autumn afternoon.
- A soak in hot water on a warm night.
- A cold front blowing in when the air is sticky and muggy and hot.
- Crispy roasted chicken skin.
- Falling asleep to the sound of a cat purring.
- A hug from the Other Shoe when I’ve had a particularly bad day.
- The smell of bread baking.
In no particular order:
- Hearing turkeys gobble when I’m sitting in the timber as the sun is starting to rise
- Seeing various birds at one of my bird feeders
- Hearing my 7 y.o. son laugh and him giving me a big hug & kiss as we’re playing together.
- A head and back massage
- Hot-dogs from 7-11
- Hitting all green lights on my commute
- A cigarette after a few beers
- Sleeping when it’s raining outside
Wait, are you serious? :dubious: I’d love to be able to love this. Please show me how!
- New underwear
- Clean fresh sheets
- Watching a beautiful sunset
- Learning something new
- A meeting of minds about an idea or concept
Totally serious, though tornados scare me to pieces. Give me a thunderstorm, blizzard, extremely windy day even and I’m happy!
The New York Times Sunday crossword
Stumbling upon a photo opportunity
My daily shower
I love this website. Some of the secrets make me feel that I’m not so alone.
[li]The smell of lilacs[/li][li]The Ocean[/li][li]Hiding my cell phone so that I’m not always available[/li][li]Photography[/li][li]Bonfires with friends at the lake. Swapping stories, laughing and knowing that in that moment those are some of the best times in your life.[/li][/ul]
[li]driving around the American West (extra squee for wild horse sighting)[/li][li]midnight cereal[/li][li]Watcher of the Skies’ voice[/li][li]the ozone and sage smell of the desert right before a monsoon[/li][li]old music and new books[/li][/ul]
Singing when no one else is around.
Finding a really great book or movie.
Knowing your good friends will always be there for you.
- My Kamaka ukulele
- My job, including my co-workers
- Bird watching on my deck
- The free bus pass I get through my job
- Summer in the Pacific Northwest
- My books
- Cuddling up under a warm blanket
- Sitting in a cafe with my friends talking about philosophy and quantum mechanics and Batman and banana bread, or whatever else pops into our heads.
Teaching a good class - it’s like a high for me, I love it.
Taking all my clothes off when I get home from work. Especially when I take off my bra.
Crawling into a warmed up bed on a cold night
When my cat cuddles next to me and purrs very loudly
The way my boyfriend smells - when he’s away for long periods of time I sniff his shirts.
Especially if you can be out in it! I went XC skiing solo in the middle of a blizzard years ago, and had a ball! I was down in a little valley where I camped a lot as a kid, so I knew the terrain and was sheltered from the worst of the wind. Absolutely pristine, and I treasure the memory.
Walking outdoors in a rainstorm is a kick, too, as long as I’m dressed for it and not getting soaked and chilled and such. That reminds me - I need a better raincoat.
If someone wants to see tornadoes close-up and personal, check out these folks. I have no connection with them other than Missus Coder did a trip with them a few years ago, and loved it.
- My Son and Mom and my dog.
- My life
- My job