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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    There's nothing like....

    There's nothing like:
    Hitting ice and driving down a road sideways.
    Going to a public meeting and seeing a sign that, because of the attendance, it has been moved to the high school auditorium.
    Seeing police lights in your rear view mirror.
    WALSTIB

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    ....hearing the phrases "honey we need to talk" at home or "please close the door behind you" at work
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    Seeing police lights in your rear view mirror.
    Also...

    Sitting at a red light, looking in your rear view mirror, and realizing that the car approaching behind you isn't going to stop.
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    ...a good piece of chocolate after a long day at the office.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    ...a good piece of chocolate after a long day at the office.
    and what about a warm puppy falling asleep in your lap
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    and what about a warm puppy falling asleep in your lap
    I was going to say snuggling with a kitty but was worried about getting slapped with the crazy cat lady label (as if it weren't hanging precariously close to me already ).

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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Also...

    Sitting at a red light, looking in your rear view mirror, and realizing that the car approaching behind you isn't going to stop.
    Sitting at a red light/stop sign/yield sign on a motorcycle and hearing someone lock up their brakes behind you.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    ... hearing a bone break

    ... kissing a girl for the first time

    ... hearing the wind at the top of a mountain
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    making the the first tracks down a ski slope in fresh powder.

    sailing in a steady breeze.

    being single and debt free.

    a good mug of coffee.

    a good night sleep.

    being in teh 14K level of Teh Clube.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    ...witnessing the birth of your children.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    going to bed and not having to worry about the alarm waking you in the morning.

    I hate my alarm with a passion.

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    Tearing your Achilles tendon.
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    ... the vending machine eating your money

    ...your first paycheck
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    Last edited by JNA; 26 Jan 2012 at 11:39 AM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    A mile stretch of sand along aqua-blue waters and being the only person on the beach.
    Occupy Your Brain!

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    ... skinny dipping

    ... ice cream on a hot day

    ... hearing your kid laugh
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    ...telling someone off using a vocabulary so above them they have no idea what you said, but other people around you catch all of it.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    RETIRING NEXT TUESDAY!!!!!!!!
    WALSTIB

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    A walk along twelve mile beach at pictured rocks national lakeshore and touching eternity as water, rocks, sand and time dissolve into one.

    Small children during christmas

    Your daughter's laughter and smile

    A cup of hot chocolate with marshmellows during a cold day

    Fresh, hot chili during a cold snap/
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Fresh, hot chili during a cold snap/
    Or vegetable soup.
    WALSTIB

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    lounging in a tub of hot bubbly water with a glass of good wine and a good book
    lounging in a tub of hot bubbly water with a glass of good wine and a hot guy

    Being with your kid for his first day of kindergarten, first X-mases, and first easter egg hunt
    shopping for jeans and discovering you've gone down a size
    having a cute little cat curl up in your lap; same as having a cute big dog put his head on your knee
    I guess I'm having a cute night.

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    The first nice days of spring
    A fresh peaceful snowfall
    An October day with great weather and peak foliage
    Coming home to see your dog
    A beautiful evening, on the road, with the windows down, and the music up
    The anticipation of election night
    The thrill of shooting a gun
    Quality time with family and friends
    A hot dog and a beer at the ballpark
    Seeing one of your favorite bands in concert
    Lounging in the sun, without a care in the world
    Being in love
    The weird haze when you're waking up from anesthesia after surgery
    Driving through a snowstorm on open roads and your car spinning out, going off the road, and then successfully getting back on the road and continuing like nothing happened
    A job offer
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    ... hearing a bone break

    ... kissing a girl for the first time

    ... hearing the wind at the top of a mountain
    At first I assumed these were three mutually exclusive events. Now I realize these all could have happened at the same time. Especially the first two.

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    ...the smell of napalm in the morning.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Certified mail.
    A flashing check engine light.
    The sound of running water somewhere in your house, and you know you don't have any faucets on.
    "Step over here, please" at the airport.
    "You're a really great guy, but ..."
    "SORRY NOT A WINNER"
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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