Thursday, March 31, 2005

Simple Pleasures

  • Long runs during warm summer thunderstorms
  • Hot showers on cold mornings
  • Glazed chocolate cake doughnuts
  • Watching a dog sneeze
  • Hugs
  • Organic Fuji apples that are so crisp and ripe the juices run down your hand
  • Pretty full skirts and cute sandles
  • A red umbrella on a dark stormy morning
  • The last stitch on a newly knitted scarf
  • Handstands
  • Winning a set of Strawberry Shortcake glass tumblers on ebay for $4.25
  • Winning the matching Strawberry Shortcake juice carafe for $3.75
  • The overtones created when two people sing in harmony
  • A very good cry
  • Baking bread smell
  • Grocery shopping
  • Warm socks straight from the dryer
  • Making someone laugh
  • Playing a new song, from start to finish, on the guitar without making one mistake
  • Having someone gently brush the hair out of my eyes
  • Buying a new CD and playing it to the end without feeling the need to skip a song
  • Falling asleep while someone else drives
  • Getting your back scratched
  • Walking around barefoot
  • Sticking your first Pincha Mayurasana in the middle of the room after only 6.5 years of trying
  • The threat of rain
  • Having your head cradled
  • 64 count boxes of Crayola crayons
  • Being read to
  • Unsweetened, unsulfured, dried pineapple rings (preferably from Trader Joe's)
  • Singing to a child
  • Making dinner for someone you love (or at a minimum like)
  • Hand washing dishes
  • Seeing someone offer a seat to a pregnant woman/elderly person on the subway, or offering your own seat
  • Karaoke
  • Painting at 3AM whilst MTV plays in the backround
  • Natural Peanut Butter (preferably Trader Joe's) and Strawberry Preserves (preferably Bonne Mamon) sandwiches
  • The smell of someone's neck when you go in for a hug (provided they are relatively clean)
  • Freshly squeezed watermelon juice
  • Finding forgotten money in a coat/trouser pocket
  • Good porn
  • Magazines
  • Poetry slams
  • Having a cute someone stop you on the street and ask you out on a date
  • My friends' blogs
  • A nice debate about...almost anything
  • Dressing up every once in awhile
  • A fresh orange about four days into a long hike
  • Free email
  • Learning new words


cackmandu said...

I can agree with almost all of this but the painting at 3am while MTV plays in the back.

I have nothing against painting at all. I have a serious problem with MTV. It sucks! I thought only bubble gum kids watched that still.

I only watch a few shows on MTV (am I a hypocrite?) That is Wild Boyz, Viva La Bam, Wonder Showzen, and Team Sanchez.

The rest you can keep. I just wish it didn't suck so bad and was still the icon it once stood for in the beginning.

Bo said... it safe to assume you use your Strawberry Shortcake juice carafe and glasses on a regular basis? ;-)

cackmandu said...

That was funny. I didn't mention that one because I am a fan of winning great things (as I percieve them to be) at a great discount on eBay.