Inspired by Roxi Atomic's discussion, "What are your pet peeves?"  

I thought this needed a more positive word than "unpeeve".

Watching a particularly colourful sunrise over the mountains.

The first ripe tomato of the season.

Being understood without having to go into a long discussion of personal history, societal issues, world view, etc...

Seeing the first hummingbird of the season.

Meeting someone who it seems like you've known forever.

Intellectual stimulation.

Clever turns of phrase.

Being able to extrapolate.


Having a place like Atheist Nexus where I can hobnob with fellow non-theists.

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<3 I love this post!

*my friends
*my kitties
*dancing like crazy to great music
*a great concert with really chill people
*red wine
*bright colors
*expressive fashion
*swimming, hiking, anything involving a close connection with nature
*open, comfortable conversations with friends and strangers
*gardening (and of course eating from the garden)
*sleeping (under-tree naps are great too)
*treasure hunting (at thrift stores and yard sales)
It makes me happy when people revive this discussion, and add to it.
cold fizzy water. no ice, no lime, no straw.
I'm with you there! Sparkling water is a wonderful thing! <3
Quiet walks in the evening

intelligent conversation

meeting people of like mind, or at least respect what I am

knowing I can actively trust someone

I'm sure there are other things, but those are the top things that come to mind without much thought.
Totally down with the midnight still hot donuts!!
pizza!! double cheese!
my kids singing dirty rap songs with me at full volume!
cigarettes...ALL THE TIME
conversation I have to struggle to keep up with!!
sitting on the roof with the kids watching the stars
Star Trek...anytime,,especially with my son or ex.
Tarantino, Scosese, Pekinpah, Altman, Coppola (depending)
big meals with lots of talk, mixed drinks, and a never ending supply of food
faygo soda (misty moon flavor)
ICP,MarilynManson,Rob Zombie, Boondox,twizted,hendrix,cheesy 70s pop. (dont ask me)
texting with my best friends from the Nexus!!
long really...500miles one way...loooong drives
volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms,
did I say sex??
I'd have to say success makes me happy.

Creating a musical composition and not just having people tell me they like it, but finding them with their ipod plugged in and taking a copy to listen to. That always makes me smile.
Often when media companies use your music, it's just filler they're after and often don't spend much time thinking about what they're buying, they're just after a particular mood. ... but when someone hears it and wants it to listen to over and over... or you catch them humming something you wrote, yeah... that makes me incredibly happy.

Also, watching an electronic or robotic design you've been working on finally start up with no noticeable failures... that makes me happy.

Outside of personal success, seeing someone you'd normally assume is a rather angry individual delicately playing with a small kitten, in a happy little world of their own. That brings a smile to my face.

Or seeing someone selflessly stop to help someone else.
Baby animals (not in larvae form).

When people turn out to be non-assholes.

Unexpected compliments.

Good conversation.

When your art goes right.

Shopping ...on a good day.

Chocolate milk in a juice box.

Watching a bad movie with people you love.

Finding people you actually connect with.

Finishing or learning something and feeling more autonomous than ever!

Listening to the best song at the best time.

Changing into pajamas after a long day and there's nothing more to do.

Bryan Kest Power Yoga. ;)
That first really warm, sunny day of spring when you can put away the jeans and sweaters in exchange for a dress and go sit in the sunshine with a good book and some good music all afternoon.
that sounds sooo nice right now. i think i may try to do that tomorrow--if the weather permits! <3
Unfortunately, after a few weeks of blissful warmth and sunshine, Ohio has been taken by another cold front. Definitely no dresses this week...



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