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Lizzie

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Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« on: February 04, 2008, 11:31:13 AM »
I'm not the type who gets excited about smelling like food - apple pectin shampoo, lemon cologne spray, chocolate soap. If I want a fruit salad I will eat one, not wear one. Having said that...

The combination of Ivory Aloe soap bar, which is scented with melon and cucumber, and Dove Cool Essentials deodorant, which is scented with more cucumbers, makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

Anyone else get that little happy giggle over mundane things? Post here!
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 11:46:11 AM »
Well, cucumbers definitely rule.

Wearing bright colors when its raining out.

Green Tea Lattes from Starbucks.

Making 'forts' in the living room out of furniture and blankets...well, ok, when I was ten that was the shit.  Not so much these days.  Still.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 12:08:46 PM »
You'll think I'm crazy, but I like the smell of burned gunpowder.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 12:21:50 PM »
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 12:27:22 PM »
You'll think I'm crazy, but I like the smell of burned gunpowder.

Reminds me of fireworks, and fireworks are definitely happy.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 12:47:31 PM »
That sulfuric smell that comes after striking a match....

The feel of -BRAND SPANKIN' NEW GUITAR STRINGS- after dealing with those six rusty two-year old bastards because nobody around here sells frekin' guitar strings....

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 01:04:42 PM »
Dove Cool Essentials deodorant, which is scented with more cucumbers, makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

I use that deodorant... it is quite nice.

You'll think I'm crazy, but I like the smell of burned gunpowder.

Reminds me of fireworks, and fireworks are definitely happy.

Mmm sulfur.

I love love love Bath and Bodyworks Apple Cider shampoo, but they don't make it anymore. :( It makes your scalp tingle oh so wonderfully.

I also love the smell of gasoline.

And pineapple guava white tea. It is delicious.

The smell of my special friend when he wears a certain cologne... or even without the cologne.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 01:47:00 PM »
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*

Pretty girls that sing.  *melts*

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 01:49:36 PM »
Happiness is a warm (shot)gun.

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2008, 02:20:38 PM »
Pretty girls carrying cellos on their backs.  *melts*

Pretty girls that sing.  *melts*

Because it has to be said:  Pretty girls!  *melts*
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2008, 02:41:26 PM »
Starbucks makes horrible coffee. Blah.

I like the smell of those old metal body markers.

The smell of gasoline.

Fresh ground coffee beans.

The smell of alcohol hand sanitizer.

Fried chicken!

My wife's hair when it's wet.

My wife.

(weird) The smell of my bulldog, it's earthy, comforting.


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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2008, 03:02:29 PM »
Garlic salt, such a wonderfully simple way to season meat when you're on the run.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2008, 03:22:24 PM »
Pot stickers

Turning off my cell phone on a Friday night after a long week and watching a DVD

Ordering pizza over the internet (I think I like the ordering part better than the actual pizza)

Forgetting which movie I've come to watch after the last preview is over (and then being surprised)

Thunderstorms

That feeling you get after you take a huge dump (gross?  I know, but you have to admit that's gotta be one of the top 10 sensations a human being can experience)

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2008, 03:31:04 PM »
That feeling you get after you take a huge dump (gross?  I know, but you have to admit that's gotta be one of the top 10 sensations a human being can experience)

Agreed. I'd even say upwards in the top 5.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »
I would have put it in the top 5 not counting drug use, but surely some people would count that.

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2008, 03:49:53 PM »
Thunderstorms

Amen to that.

Dark winter days where you have to keep the light on inside.

Stormy weather, curled on the couch next to a fire and your significant other.

Waking up in the morning without being tired.

Laying on your back on a clear night and watching the stars and that sense of infinity stretching on.



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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2008, 03:54:52 PM »
I concur completely with the poop thing.

Smoking bowls with my boyfriend early in the morning over coffee.

The smell of gas on my hands after I ride my scooter, Lucy.

Goldfish.  They're satisfying.

The rush I get passing a car when I have to use the oncoming lane.

The feeling when I see an e-mail in my inbox from the imms, and I don't know what its about.  (Okay, maybe that's not always an appreciative sensation).

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008, 04:04:04 PM »
I first girl I had a serious relationship who wore this one lotion on her hands all the time. I would just melt when I smelt it and as it would end up on own hands a lot I would look like an idiot in class when I would sniff my hands and they smelt like her. No idea what it was, but to this day if I smell it, I think of her.

I love the smell after rain, and the feeling of a nice fall drizzle standing outside in a sweater. I like laying in my bed on a late night, going to sleep as it starts to rain lightly and the pitter patter on my tin roof.

The smell of baking bread.

I keep a few MP3s and MIDI files of old video game music(mostly 8 and 16 bit, but some 32 bit games as well) that I listen to when in a bad mood(or not) and always remind me of my youth and playing games with my step-dad, playing outside, fishing, all that stuff from a single song.

The feeling of a cold pillow and clean sheets. Nothing can beat that. I wish there was someway my pillow could constantly stay cool, I switch it around so much when I have a bad case of insomnia.

Waking up and feeling fantastic and ready for the day, that happens like twice a year, but I love it.

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2008, 04:12:30 PM »
I'm all about cold pillows.



Winterless

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2008, 04:36:01 PM »
The feeling of a cold pillow and clean sheets. Nothing can beat that. I wish there was someway my pillow could constantly stay cool...

Yes, yes, yes, yes... fresh clean sheets... and that feeling when you slide down into them for the first time after you've put them on your bed. They should make pillow coolers.  :o Lucrative business idea!!!

Snow... oh how I wish it would stick... just once.

White mocha lattes from Starbucks.

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2008, 04:56:57 PM »
Dressing up in tailoured, high-quality clothing (note: not the sort of crap people usually wear to the highschool prom, or even weddings nowadays. The GOOD stuff.)

The sound of cicadas in the summertime

The soft sound of snowfall.

Looking out over the broken peaks of a mountain range at sunset, sunrise, or during a cloudy day.

Indoor plumbing.

Pre-1900s architecture

That feeling you get after the first half hour or so of strenuous exercise, that breaks you through the wall and makes it seem like you could keep going forever.

The taste of steel.

The beauty of the cultivated mind.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2008, 05:09:44 PM »
Walking in the rain alone or with someone, as long as there is not any umbrella involved.

Pretty girls.  (by pretty girls, I meant boobies)

Getting a gift.

To meet a friend.

Sunsets.

Sunrise.

The quite and long sleepless nights

Feeling your heart beat faster as you see a beautiful woman.

The smell of roasted coffee.

Thunderstorms

I have some rain and thunderstorm soundtracks that I turn on before I go to sleep and turn off in the morning.  It is nothing like a real thunderstorm, but well for someone who does not get to see enough rain they are okay.
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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 05:15:30 PM »
I first girl I had a serious relationship who wore this one lotion on her hands all the time. I would just melt when I smelt it and as it would end up on own hands a lot I would look like an idiot in class when I would sniff my hands and they smelt like her. No idea what it was, but to this day if I smell it, I think of her.

One time I bought laundry detergent that was apparently the one used by a girl I had previously dated.  It was the most emotional laundry ever.

Regarding smelling like food... its all about if it smells foody or not.  One time I found soap that smelled like tacos.  It wasn't good.  But sometimes foods have smells that are OK for people too.

I could go on all day about just smells.  Vanilla.  Hell yeah.  For eating or just for smelling.  Unless its too sugary.

OK so non-smell related stuff.

Stress-relief objects.

Websites where I can find the log in button.

Blueberry naked smoothies with chocolate croissants

Not being sure if you're out of paper towels, but it turns out you have some

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Re: Ordinary Things Appreciation Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 05:24:14 PM »
One time I found soap that smelled like tacos.

Ew.

chocolate croissants

Oh wow... I've not had one of these in like... 17 years. They are so good.