Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)

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Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)

Postby Number3Pencils » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:42 am UTC

Tell your favorites.

A hot, high-pressure shower after a cold day.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby SaltnPepper » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:46 am UTC

Lying down after 8 hours straight standing about.

Your spine actually hurts for those first two seconds, it's THAT comfortable.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Kikral » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:03 am UTC

Finally finishing homework that I've had all week to do, but decided to put off until the night before
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Aluminus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:07 am UTC

I have a lot of them because I am depersonalized [wiki knows]:

Fig newtons
Bendy straws
A crisp, uncreased, brand-new, hot-off-the-press, never-been-spent, five dollar bill (Canadian money: because it's blue!)
Warm sweatshirt right out of the dryer
Running into a friend you haven't seen in a long time
Defeating the boss in the final level of a game
Realizing that he/she (they?) liked you all along
Getting your diploma (the official one, not the fake one they give you at Convocation)
Starting a thread that takes off and becomes so huge that is begins to have a mind of its own and a year later has 1337 pages of awesome.
Making the 1337th post in a thread (Mecks claimed 13337th once, quite impressive)
Let's see, how about kite flying with your SO?
A melancholy cup of hot cocoa with biscotti. (oxymoronic much?)
Last one:
Dark Chocolate Truffles
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Seven » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:07 am UTC

Gathering fresh herbs for cooking... or shopping the racks of spices in the grocery store.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Svalbard » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:13 am UTC

Chess bars.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Silverfish » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:14 am UTC

Kikral wrote:Finally finishing homework that I've had all week to do, but decided to put off until the night before


QFT.. I actually should probably be doing some of said work right now.

I also take joy in a nice cup of tea and ducks. For some reason I always enjoy watching a duck.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Klye » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:18 am UTC

Driving over the little one lane bridge near my house late at night
Unexpected calls/texts/letters/whatever from friends
Building card houses
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby pKp » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:29 am UTC

Kikral wrote:Finally finishing homework that I've had all week to do, but decided to put off until the night before

I just done this exact thing.

Also, greatest pleasure in life : stop smoking, don't smoke all day, then have ONE ciggie, in your hammock, listening to Norah Jones. Truly, a smoker's heaven.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Angelene » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:31 am UTC

pKp wrote:
Kikral wrote:Finally finishing homework that I've had all week to do, but decided to put off until the night before

I just done did this exact thing.


Correcting grammatical errors. Really, it gives me such silly pleasure.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby pKp » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:43 am UTC

Thank you :D
(I am an easy prey for grammar Nazis, being French and all, but hey, this is how you get better :mrgreen:)
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby kcr » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:46 am UTC

Getting phone messages, notes, letters, or emails unexpectedly (enjoyable ones from people you like, I suppose, rather than annoying ones asking you about homework and crap)
Hearing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" or "Hey Jude" on the radio
Singing along off-key and loudly to show tunes with friends who are equally heinous but spirited at the singing
Finding a dollar bill in your pocket
How you can feel that first gulp of water going down
Getting out of class early

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Nath » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:49 am UTC

Ooh.

A nice cup of $CAFFEINE.
The last moment of consciousness before I fall asleep.
Cracking my knuckles, or other joints. Bonus points for unusual ones, such as my jaw, chest or wrist.
Going back to bed after attacking the alarm clock.
Seeing an empty kitchen sink.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Angelene » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:54 am UTC

pKp wrote:Thank you :D
(I am an easy prey for grammar Nazis, being French and all, but hey, this is how you get better :mrgreen:)


Ahhh, no, I was being horrendous then, I didn't know it wasn't your first language, your English is about a million times better than my French.

Anyway, some of Cara's joys:
Waking up before the alarm clock.
Warm towel after a shower on a cold day.
Ah, speaking of climate, crawling into a warm bed on a cold night, with him.
Ice cream.
Coconut moisturiser.
Peppermint fudge tea.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:55 am UTC

pKp wrote:Thank you :D
(I am an easy prey for grammar Nazis, being French and all, but hey, this is how you get better :mrgreen:)


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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Number3Pencils » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:56 am UTC

Reading all these and fondly remembering the most recent time I did them (especially the "back in bed after an alarm clock" one). I'm totally grinning all down this thread.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Seven » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:58 am UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Peppermint fudge tea.
MMMmmmmm!!!!!!!
Sounds lovely!! Where would I obtain this?

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Habanero » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:59 am UTC

Seven wrote:Gathering fresh herbs for cooking... or shopping the racks of spices in the grocery store.
mmm... herbs. The good news is that with hydroponics, I get to grow the stuff year round. Fresh tomatoes in November is a good thing!
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Angelene » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:00 am UTC

Seven wrote:
CaraInFrames wrote:Peppermint fudge tea.
MMMmmmmm!!!!!!!
Sounds lovely!! Where would I obtain this?


It isssss, it's almost like mint hot chocolate, I get it from a local healthfood store, sorry, I have no idea if it's available anywhere else.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby bluebambue » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:00 am UTC

stepping on crunchy leaves
baths and showers
daydreaming
waltzing with a great lead
realizing that the sky is really blue on a given day
new socks

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Seven » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:02 am UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:
Seven wrote:
CaraInFrames wrote:Peppermint fudge tea.
MMMmmmmm!!!!!!!
Sounds lovely!! Where would I obtain this?
It isssss, it's almost like mint hot chocolate, I get it from a local healthfood store, sorry, I have no idea if it's available anywhere else.
Note to self:
Pick fresh peppermint and make hot chocolate with it. Add extra cocoa.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:04 am UTC

Adding spearmint to, well, any tea that's ever existed, it adds such a nice touch.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Kikral » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:19 am UTC

I have to add another one to my list. TRANCE! Freaking trance, listening to some of it will just give me chills. It isn't really a simple pleasure, but it makes me happy and not happy at the same time*, so it gets a mention.

*don't ask, it's really personal stuff to me
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Aluminus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:20 am UTC

@Kikral: I could listen to Rez for hours and hours
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby stockpot » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:23 am UTC

Warm kitties
Those alien-looking head massagers
Chamomile tea with honey
Wool socks in the winter
Old book smell

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Seven » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:27 am UTC

@ stockpot

Your name/avatar remind me that making soup stock is one of my life's joys.

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Postby Number3Pencils » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:28 am UTC

stockpot wrote:Wool socks in the winter

Thanks for reminding me! [Faint sounds of putting mine on]
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Postby parkaboy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:43 am UTC

running through piles of leaves
shopping for yarn and finding good deals on it
chasing squirrels and bunnies
working out a new pattern (knitting or crocheting)
good conversations that dont require talking
taking pictures of stuff

*edit* Oooo book smell is WAY up there on my list. i also love running my fingers across the cover before i open one. i just havent been to a book store or library in so long =( i'll do that tomorrow ^_^
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Postby 3.14159265... » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:47 am UTC

holding hands.
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Postby Habanero » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:57 am UTC

bacon. 'nuff said.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Shadow Tyrant » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:58 am UTC

Having the internet not shut off at 9 o'clock 'from now on' just because you forgot to do one stupid chore.

</bitter at the asshole who thinks he's my father just because he's married to my mom>

EDIT: Well hey, would you look at that. Bluffing again. If they don't stop doing that, I'm going to stop believing them. Sheesh.


On a brighter note:

The way she says "I love you."
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Postby Klye » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:29 am UTC

3.14159265... wrote:holding hands.


QFT.
Especially when it is cold outside.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby b.i.o » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:34 pm UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Anyway, some of Cara's joys:
Waking up before the alarm clock.


I love doing that. I love waking up just a minute or two early.

Also, I love when I've just gotten rid of everything that was stressing me out (did all the homework, etc.) and can just lay down and listen to music.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Hoags » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:45 pm UTC

Klye wrote:
3.14159265... wrote:holding hands.


QFT.
Especially when it is cold outside.


Double QFT. Once I was walking through town with the SO, one pair of gloves between us. We held hands as we walked, with the gloves on our empty hands. We got a few funny looks when we shoves our arms in eachothers sleeves and started acting like we were one person though.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby TiberiusM » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:46 pm UTC

Splitting firewood in a light snow
Lunch with my grandfather and great-uncle

....and I can't immediately think of anymore, I just remember those two from this past weekend.

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Postby reishka » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:22 am UTC

Realizing that my depression is lifting and I'm actually *happy* and not feeling fuzzy.

Hot chocolate
Tea from a teapot
Big fluffy pillows
Warm Blankets
Snow
Rain/Thundershowers
Mellow Jazz music
Scrabble

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby minja » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:11 pm UTC

Singing along to the Buffy musical in my car
Watching the lovely Autumn sunsets from my balcony
Cheese on toast with Worcester sauce (I'm a long way from home)
Animal Crossing Wild World :oops:

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby mrcheesypants » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:18 pm UTC

Finishing a paper last minute after an entire night of procrastination. Those of you in the AIM chatroom know this.
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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Sunshine » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:25 pm UTC

A recent operation in my lower back means I can't sit down, but that feeling when it's been a long, hot day, and you kick off your boots and flop face-down on the couch is beyond nirvana.

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Re: Little joys in life

Postby Alcari » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:34 pm UTC

Waking up at 0700, thinking "Screw this, the class isn't that important", rolling over and spending the next two hours in blissfull semi-consciousness.

Loudly singing along with my mp3 player, during midnight bikerides over abandoned streets.

Sitting on a couch with your SO, and just lightly leaning into eachother, while staring at nothing in particular.
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