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What makes you happy?

Wannaplan?

Galactic Superstar
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Here are things that make me happy:


1) Reading the newspaper






2) Great music






3) Great comics









4) Great movies






5) Teri Gross of NPR's "Fresh Air"






6) New Clothes (no, I don't dress like that!)






7) Places with a bunch of unconventional people just hanging out...






8)... and none of that yuppie crap, either!

 

PlannerGirl

Cyburbian Plus
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quiet evenings debating first amendment rights with my honey

being able to pick up "all things considered" on the drive home

snuggles from the dogs-they dont care they just love

classical music and wandering the mall (not the shopping sort) alone

those are great things to me-very happy
 

kms

Cyburbian
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Good and interesting friends and family
Talking to new and interesting people of all ages
Music, and mastering a piano lesson
House and garden tours
Attending daily mass
Walking the dog
Reading a book that I just can't put down until it's finished
Sleeping on the back porch on hot summer nights
My kids
Cooking for other people
Taking a guilt-free nap
 

el Guapo

Capitalist
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Family
Doggies
Living in America!
Shooting the breeze with old Veterans
Electrons and the appliances that love them
Old and new Volvos
Ever changing weather
Biographies and history books
My fish tank
Working with my hands
The delight on the face of a child when he walks the tracers from his AK-47 through the target for the first time. ;)
 

jestes

Cyburbian
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230
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Here are mine (in no particular order)

Time spent with my wife;
Seeing my sons' smiles and hearing their laughter;
Seeing the light go on in my sons' minds when they get a new concept for the first time;
Mississippi summers;
Good food;
A glass of wine shared with friends;
The tug of a fish on the line;
A crisp golf shot;
Reading a good book;
Having quiet time to myself;
The smell of rain;
The smell of fresh cut grass;
Great music (James Taylor);
Small successes;
Big successes;
Being able to help someone in need;
Time spent with God;
The sight of snowbirds in Mississippi spending money;
The sight of them leaving in the spring;
Having my Board of Supervisors reach consensus on an issue.
 

Cardinal

Cyburbian
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10,080
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Just a few...

the cardinal whose chirping wakes me up at dawn
my gardens, and my pet hibiscus, Clarissa
sitting with a magazine in a good coffeeshop
farmer's markets
long hikes in the wilderness
homemade food and the smells that go with it
making a difference
Cyburbia - it's more than an addiction
the wind in the trees and the rippling of a brook
naps, lying outside in the sun
exploring
experiencing
creating
 

nerudite

Cyburbian
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Flannel sheets and a down comforter
Sleeping in till noon
Playing Santa
Swinging on swings at the park
Watching the Leafs score
Watching children open up presents
Catching a pleasant smell that reminds me of good events in my life
Watching my cat carry her teddy bear around the house
Buying a cd because you like one song, and then finding out that you love the whole thing
Baileys and hot chocolate
The silence in the air after it snows
Seat-of-my-pants roadtrips with no destination
Snuggling on the couch (and the aerobic aftermath)
Long, hot baths
Icicles
Playing frisbee
 

donk

Cyburbian
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Riding single track on the perfect fall day.
Tail winds in both directions on a road ride.
Cross Country Skiing, when you get the wax perfect.

Good beer (creemore, kriek)
Indy and alternative comics (cerebus, hate, sin city, eightball, optic nerve)
Music (VU,the who, hoyt axton, billy bragg, ramones, dead kennedys, lou reed)
Ironed, high thread count cotton sheets.


Work, on the good days.
 

The Irish One

Member
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native vegitation
big oak trees
great view of a city from a high point
cyburbia
funny women
beautiful women
women who will talk with me
beautiful, funny women who will talk with me!
music music music and more music
jerry garcia's music
solving a hard math problem (they're all hard for me)
maps
new technology
family
friends
cookies and an assortment of sweets

hiking up a mountain on a 90 degree F day with a 45 lb pack on my back until I feel like I'm going to puke! and having the feeling and craving, the need in my mind and body that there is nothing more delicious and more precious than the sweet nectar of earth -WATER. and getting that water from a cool mountain stream. I can feel the water soaking into my body. What an incredible experience life truly is! God Bless All of You
 

Jeff

Cyburbian
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My bike,
Having a good day on my bike,
My pooch
My kitters
Vacation days
Runs along Boathouse Row
Chillin' wit da boyz on da corner,
Eagles winning seasons
Flyers winning seasons
 

Repo Man

Cyburbian
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Hanging out with the girlfriend
Friends and family
Good music
Football (especially Packers and Badgers)
Biking through the woods with not a car in sight
Vacations in the northwoods of Wisconsin
Cross country skiing (downhill too)
The Simpsons
Good Beer/Wine
Guys-only roadtrips
Driving on winding, hilly country roads with little or no traffic
Discovering a new band that blows you away
Watching a great movie in the comfort of my own living room
Taking a different route to or from a destination and finding a cool town
Cyburbia
The Onion
 

NHPlanner

Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
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I'll keep mine short...

waking up every morning to see my wife lying next to me.
Holding my wife and/or my daughter in my arms.
Family and Friends.
seeing mountains on the horizon (I was almost permanently scarred from my 5 years in Indiana).
cyburbia breaks during the day.
 

Cardinal

Cyburbian
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The Irish one said:
native vegitation
big oak trees
I have already decided that I can't move until spring, when I can take all of my plants with me. I'd have to count - I probably have fifty different native species growing in the yard. I'd really love to take the big oak in front. It is one of my favorite trees, along with a perfect hickory living not far from here. However, since both are probably 200+ years old, I guess they will have to stay.
 

SW MI Planner

Cyburbian
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Being able to call Chad my husband
My family, my friends, and my sister - my best friend in the whole world
Autumn, Autumn, Autumn - the best time of the year
The smell of a camp fire (see the autumn comment!)
Gardening and being able to watch things grow and knowing that I was part of it
Crossing things off my 'to-do' lists
Old people when you see them walking down the street who are still very much in love and hold hands and look happy
Sitting in a recliner in flannel jammies, drinking cocoa, reading a good book while it is snowing outside.
 

SGB

Cyburbian
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Seeing and hearing my son call out "Daddy!" when I arrive home after a day at work.
Driving on a deserted road during a heavy snowfall.
Listening to the eclectic music mix on radioio.com.
A good beer.
 
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Snuggling on the couch with Rob watching tv
Catching my current favorite song when I turn on the radio
Taking road trips with my sister
Actually finishing one of my many projects that i've started
Logging onto Cyburbia
 

donk

Cyburbian
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I forgot two items, both food and especially holiday related

Eating home made brine dill pickles.

Using maple syrup from your own trees that you also boiled down. The family tradition at our house is to do the final boiling of maple syrup for waffles on christmas morning. The bad news is that my parent's current house has no maple trees of a suitable size to tap, we are down to the last 2 jars from 10 years ago from our old place.
 

Cardinal

Cyburbian
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Donk, I have two large (2.5 - 3 foot diameter) sugar maples in my front yard, if that helps. How long will the syrup keep?
 

donk

Cyburbian
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If you "can" it it keeps for ever. The jar we opened this year was dated march 1990. It was pretty funny, we opened it boiled the last bit of water off and then were really careful about using the syrup. It has to last you know. (Famous quote from my step father) Part of the fun is rememebring the old house and friends from there.
 

The Irish One

Member
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200 year oak- you are blessed. We just planted three oaks in the green belt/park behind my parents house and I'm drooling -sure they're about 9 feet tall but oh man when Im 80 I'll check out these babies and how sweet it'll be.
 
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