Wednesday, November 12, 2008

30 Simple Pleasures, with Commentary

My good friend Click (Daily) sent me this list, and I like it mostly, but being me I have to qualify everything. I've never looked at this site before today - I like it because it's mostly lists, but I don't like it because it's mostly self-help, and I'm a little too stubbornly independent to be told how to help myself.
  1. Sleeping In on a Rainy Day Listwork responds: Well, duh.
  2. Finding Money You Didn’t Know You Had
  3. Making Brief Eye Contact with Someone of the Opposite Sex Listwork responds: Depends on the context. If I'm driving, I'm probably giving him the stink eye.
  4. Skinny Dipping Listwork responds: Eww no.
  5. Receiving a Real Letter or Package via Snail Mail
  6. Making the Yellow Light Listwork responds: Making the green arrow is more relevant to me.
  7. Telling a Funny or Interesting, True Story
  8. Seeing a Friend Stumble Over Himself Listwork responds: Seeing anybody fall is funny! Except that one time that Heather fell and got no response from me or Shannon. Sorry, Heather!
  9. Hearing the Right Song at the Right Moment
  10. The First Sip of a Beverage When You’re Thirsty
  11. Catching a Glimpse of Bare Skin on the Opposite Sex
  12. Saying the Same Thing Simultaneously Listwork responds: Again, the exception here is with Heather, who cheats at "Jinx you owe me a coke."
  13. The Pull-Through Parking Spot
  14. Realizing You Have More Time to Sleep Listwork responds: This should be number 1. I live for this moment.
  15. People Watching
  16. Putting On Clothes Straight from the Dryer
  17. A Familiar Smell
  18. The Feeling You Get When Your Idea Works Listwork responds: Not sure I know what that feels like.
  19. Fresh, Clean Bed Sheets
  20. A Beautiful View
  21. Reminiscing About Old Times with Your Closest Friends
  22. Receiving an Unexpected Compliment Listwork responds: Like the other day when someone told me I'm her favorite Facebook friend!
  23. Having a Good Laugh
  24. The Feeling After a Healthy Workout
  25. The Celebration in the Instant Something Makes Sense
  26. Relaxing Outdoors on a Sunny Day Listwork responds: Unfortunately there are only about two days you can do that in Memphis - once in spring and once in summer, before/after the time of year that the temperature goes up to 100 and before/after the time of year that you get swarmed with mosquitos.
  27. Holding Hands with Someone You Love
  28. Playing in the Water
  29. Making Someone Smile
  30. Finishing What You Started Listwork responds: The only thing I finish lately are blog posts.


Mrs. Katherine said...

#8. I was going on and on today at work about how seeing people fall is funny and that we should incorporate it into our company Christmas card somehow!

Stephanie said...

#6 is such an important part of life in Memphis! It's not a simple pleasure, it's a requirement.

Sassy Molassy said...

Oh now, there are lots of days perfect for relaxing outside in the spring and fall! I need to find a way to market my apparent mosquito-offending stench.

I am way too empathethetic to laugh when people fall. Also why I can't pull off a practical joke or a surprise of any kind.

hamlett said...

what about when you get some fries from some fast food place and then after you finish your meal you think you're all done and you find another couple of fries in the bottom of the bag? that's gotta be up there in the top ten somewhere.

Elizabeth Alley said...

You are so right, Hamlett. The same is true for M&M's.