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#1 Dazz

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:08 AM

The little things in life? I couldn't come up with a decent title so I went for little pleasantries because...

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Anyways I'm curious as to know what the little things in your life are that you adore. Maybe it's as simple as a relaxing bath after a long day, starting those first few pages of a new book, or eating ice cream on a scorching day. I don't know it's your world not mine, but if you're at all interested I'll list a few of my own personal ones.

 

The English language - More so the word play and the different styles of the language, it's something I enjoy playing with daily, as long as the person i'm talking to isn't as dull as a potato. I don't know, i've learnt a lot just from experience on what pleases the brain more I guess? It can turn something dull into something more fun, more vivid. Like using imagery, instead of saying "ah we're really deep into it now" I'll liken it to being deep down into the rabbit hole, it plants an image into their head and if they're an Alice in Wonderland fan, then that's a bonus  ^_^ Also I love using the thing where you use words with the same letter or sound at the start, I can't remember what it's called but an example would be instead of saying "choose a piece" I'll say "pick a piece". If you use everything together then it helps to really crank the charm meter up to 11, if you wish to :p

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Music - This one's a given, something as small as finding a new song I really enjoy will make my whole day, especially if the song gives me goosebumps, that's when I know i've found something special. I remember watching an interview with my idol talking about how the pursuit of coffee has ruined the world, that people would rather spend 20 on two coffees that they will eventually piss down the toilet, but will refuse buy music, or an album that'll last forever, and I completely agree. I think one very drunken night I wrote an essay in my notes on the importance of music to me, which brings me ever so smoothly on to my next little pleasantry...

 

Notes - The notes app in my phone is a goldmine. It has everything from songs, jokes, cheesy pickup lines, drunken thoughts, ideas, dreams, motivational speeches... everything. I'm currently up to 175 but this is a newish phone so there'll be plenty more to come. Every time I open them up and look through I end up cracking myself up with some of the shit I've written. "It's not tarantula level but it's more like a little house spider level" - This was me talking about one of my girl friend's legs when I was drinking with her, which I found so hilarious I guess I wrote it down to cement that memory forever  :lol: One day I'll try find my old phone because that's full of comedy gold, I was writing a ton of notes during a very uhh blurry period of time.

 

So those are my 3 little diamonds I guess, at this point I've almost forgotten what the topic is about in the first place. I'm pretty sure the main reason was just to make a pun about trees. But share your little pleasantries, the little things in your life that you adore the most  ^_^



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

I love this.

Cats - Cats rubbing against me with their little faces is definitely a little pleasantry. There is just something about their whiskers and little cat cheeks nuzzling my hand, or affectionately pressed against my own face, that just makes me incredibly happy. Cat purrs. Cat meows. Cats stretching. Ugh. All of these things make me so happy.

Fresh clothing/linens - I love the smell of fresh linens, blankets, or clothing. There is just something so pleasant about climbing into bed after a long ass day, with fresh sheets and blankets, that smell like rain, or lavender, or whatever. 

People randomly checking in - I love this too. I'm not extroverted by any means. Most of my friendships are online, and that's cool. But when someone I know sends me a nice text or FB message asking how school is, asking me how I'm feeling, how my health is, or how life is in general, I feel pleased. It shows me people think about me and care. I try to occasionally check on people I know particularly well, with a PM or text, because I know it makes me feel good/cared about, so I hope to return that feeling. 

Cold drinks - I love the very first sip of a cold, carbonated beverage like a Coke zero, or an energy drink. Like don't get me wrong, the entire drink is delicious, but the very first sip tastes the best. Always.

 



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:17 PM

 I can't remember what it's called but an example would be instead of saying "choose a piece" I'll say "pick a piece".

Alliteration.

 

  • When it's chilly out and I find a spot of sunshine and it warms me.
  • When my ex-girlfriend likes my Instagram posts. 
  • When I read a passage in a book and it floors me.
  • When people laugh at my jokes.
  • When attractive women smile at me.
  • The first hit of weed after a long day.
  • Accurately expressing an opinion.

Etc.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 06:26 PM

Light to moderate downpour with the sun still peeking through.

 

Nata de coco. The kind you put in chilled drinks.

 

My personal tradition to play a timeless game once every year (FFIX).

 

When alone, belting out a chorus without any inhibition and feeling like I am the best singer there ever was.

 

Treehouses.

 

Encountering people who give a shit towards the small things in life like the local pond clean-up and the upcoming national election.

 

....something something something. Kelvin didn't read this obviously....

 

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:18 PM

- my children: they drive me crazy, but they also melt my heart big time. Everytime my eldest says "i love you mum", or they give me a small kiss.. or do their very best at whatever it is they are doing (dancing, singing, playing together, jumping, coloring, sports etc). I love watching their sweet, innocent hearts enjoy life. :) 

 

- overcast and rainy days: to me, they are just so perfect and romantic. :p I can sense when they arrive, even before i open my eyes in the morning. 

 

- Receiving packages and letters: It makes me feel so excited and important whenever i recieve a letter or a package in the mail. lol. I usually do a small happy dance with each package. :p

 

- When someone intentionally talks to me with their eyes, but not necessarily their mouth. I love nonverbal communication, and my heart bubbles when I can have a small conversation with someone primarily using just our eyes. It's like suddenly we have secrets, "in-jokes", and are "next-level" friends. lol :p

 

- Interacting with people who just roll with it, no matter how stupid we sound. eg. A- "nice pen."  B- "that's not a pen, it's a pogo stick". A- "I knew it."

 

 

+ so many things lol... I enjoy reading about other's little pleasentries too. :)



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:00 PM

Okay well I have about five million new songs that I'm going to be spamming your facebook with in the next few days.

I'm going to be an awful person and say that my little joy is getting up on Saturday at 5am, making tea and walking down to the park to have a cigarette while watching the sunrise. Then coming home to take a warm shower and back to sleep.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:04 AM

- When someone intentionally talks to me with their eyes, but not necessarily their mouth. I love nonverbal communication, and my heart bubbles when I can have a small conversation with someone primarily using just our eyes. It's like suddenly we have secrets, "in-jokes", and are "next-level" friends. lol :p

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Okay well I have about five million new songs that I'm going to be spamming your facebook with in the next few days.

I'm going to be an awful person and say that my little joy is getting up on Saturday at 5am, making tea and walking down to the park to have a cigarette while watching the sunrise. Then coming home to take a warm shower and back to sleep.

 

Don't lie to me Cara, I have 0 songs from you! I'll just assume you sent them through snail mail...



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

My two year old daughter's voice

 

My four year old daughter's vocabulary

 

Probably just being in water. It can be a bath, shower, swimming in a lake, floating down a river, base jumping at a waterfall, sleeping in my dad's boat when we'd go out on the ocean. When I'm stressed I'm drawn to water. :)



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 12:27 PM

Sleeping with a fan when it's not a hot day.



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:41 AM

Don't lie to me Cara, I have 0 songs from you! I'll just assume you sent them through snail mail...

 

Sorry, been shit at getting back to everyone. Been basically on my death bed with strep throat. But now that you've reminded me I'll send it over tonight!!



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 12:21 PM

When there's some neighborhood cat or dog in my backyard, in the middle of the night, and they let me pet them and we just hang out for a minute.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 04:38 PM

When my cat meows at me when I first come home.



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 04:29 PM

I love taking a moment each night to look at the moon and the stars :) Then i start to blow my mind thinking about space and the infiniteness of it.

My fluffy cat named booger is a small pleasure that makes me so happy. Animals in general actually. My guilty pleasure is looking at disabled animals that need a cart to move around ;_; I would love to have one of my own, lol. 

Lastly, the cool side of the pillow always hits the spot  :)



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:19 PM

My kids.

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:14 PM

Butts.

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:33 AM

Cats

 

When the sun shines to warm me up on a cold winter day



#17 Dazz

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 03:08 AM

When my cat meows at me when I first come home.

 

My cat does this when she walks into my room. Just casually struts in and meows like "bitch i'm here acknowledge my presence". I love this cat to death but she can be annoying, like wanting to sleep on me at 6am...



#18 JinxProof

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:20 PM

My cat does this when she walks into my room. Just casually struts in and meows like "bitch i'm here acknowledge my presence". I love this cat to death but she can be annoying, like wanting to sleep on me at 6am...

Oh mine does that when she jumps up on my bed too. Like "Hey, you haven't looked at me in 126 seconds that is too long"



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:01 AM

Oh mine does that when she jumps up on my bed too. Like "Hey, you haven't looked at me in 126 seconds that is too long"

Mine does this too! I love her a lot, but they demand so much attention....



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:04 AM

- Basking in the sun

 

- Petting my cat

 

- Eating cookies xD




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