Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The Little Things
One of the girls at work said that she just gets a thrill inside when she goes into the bathroom and all the stalls are freshly clean, blue stuff in the bowl and she knows she's the first ass to sit on the clean toilet. This is one of the little things in life that brings her joy.
Here's a few of my things (not in any particular order):
When you go to open a new movie or dvd and that tape on the edge peels off in one strip.
When you wake up in the morning and put your hair in a pony tail and you get the PERFECT pony tail.
When you run into someone you haven't seen in a long time and you know you're looking excellent.
The perfect Long Island Ice Tea.
Dancing in the kitchen while dinner is cooking, by yourself or with someone, it doesn't really matter.
TV on dvd and you have the whole day to lay on your ass and play episode after episode after episode...
Rob Thomas' voice.
Seeing one of my kids read without being told.
Watching my oldest pitch. He's really awesome. Seriously.
My husband getting out of the shower and strutting into the bedroom naked, begging me without words to check out his body. It's really kinda cute.
When a goaltender fights. Lightning's goaltender, Dan Cloutier, done this once and it was awesome. He wasn't very good, but I'll never forget him because of this.
Playing softball and hitting the sweet spot. That's a good feeling.
Getting in the car with your girlfriends and heading out for a night on the town. You don't know what's going to happen, but you know it's going to be fun.
Lying in bed, afterwards, and feeling completely, totally relaxed.
Having your hair done (or did, whichever you prefer)...
Finding the perfect shoes.
The electric slide.
When you try really hard to think of someone's voice, someone you've lost and you can't quite capture it in your mind, and then, sometime later, it's clear as a bell.
Busting your ass working out, hating every second of it, but knowing your ass is getting in shape and it motivates you to go back the next day for more.
The Way We Were....and Urban Cowboy.
When you know you have an eyelash in your eye and you finally find it and pull it out, that tickle you get as the stringy goo leaves your eye and the lash is caught in it. Kinda gross, but I love that feeling of triumph.
The smell of orange blossoms every March, even when they make me sneeze.
Looking at the ocean as the sand disappears beneath your feet as the surf comes in.
Catching a wave....damn, that's an awesome feeling.
The flea market in Daytona.
If I could experience these things a few more thousand times in my life, I'll be happy with that. Is that too much to ask?