You are not signed in (Login or Join Free)   |   Help
Sploofus Trivia
Trivia GamesCommunityLeaderboardsTournaments
MySploofus
You are here:  Home  >>  Chat Forums  >>  The Salty Dog  >>  View Chat Message

View Chat Message



Pages:  1    


lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:27 PM

THINGS THAT ARE AWESOME

I'll start.

Customer service that goes beyond what you expect and puts a skip in your step the rest of the day.

Your turn.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:42 PM

You?













fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:47 PM

Me!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:49 PM

People who will let you go ahead in the grocery checkout if they see you only have a few items.

They'll also let the cashier use their little keychain discount club thingy if you don't have one.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:55 PM

Tigers.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:02 PM

An entire tub of movie theater popcorn with the fake butter, and an extra large diet coke with crushed ice.

and not having to share.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:04 PM

my pet rabbit, Rascal

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:04 PM

Having ALL of your grandchildren together at one time. That has only happened once for me and I adored that time.

suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 247.3 - Posts: 616)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:08 PM

People who take good care of their pets.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:18 PM

People who open the door for you when you've got your hands full.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:28 PM

My family (except for cousin Ed)

You folks.

Root beer floats.

Hot tubs after a hard day.

Finding a gas station that still gives free air when your tire is low.

And ditto on the movie popcorn (but the prices go in the "annoyance" file)

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:34 PM

Nice cool Autumn days!

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:35 PM

Guessing the WTHAI! Love that!

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:36 PM

"An entire tub of movie theater popcorn with the fake butter" with the butter clear down to the bottom.


lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:36 PM

Columbia Silver Sands thong sandals.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:53 PM

Making a room full of people laugh or applaud.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:01 PM

When you're teaching, and a student hits the "AHA" moment.

Same thing, but as a student.

redwingchick
Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:10 PM

The smell of clean laundry.

The smell of auto mechanics.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:17 PM

My grandson asking me to throw him in the water AGAIN!!

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:40 PM

Total, peace-filled silence.

Or the sounds of popcorn popping, waves lapping, a hard-driving rain on windows, champagne corks popping, babies laughing, loons calling (that would be the bird loons, not the politically obsessed on Sploofus), and train horns blowing (from a distance!).

quackinator
Quackinator  (Level: 168.2 - Posts: 151)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:47 PM

my dogs

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:58 PM

100-plus temps, when we are out on the lake. Then boating to a lakeside private camp site when everyone else goes home and the place goes silent. I always pretend I live there and its mine. Then swimming by moonlight and crawling into your sleeping bag smelling of clean water, sand, and pine tree filled air.

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.8 - Posts: 994)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:59 PM

Among many things, guessing the correct answers of WTHAI. I have sadly won only once, but I find both puzzles fascinating! Congratulations to all of you who are regular winners, it is an awesome achievement.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:15 PM

Fresh guacamole!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:19 PM

Getting home after a 2 week vacation and having all your own stuff again.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:24 PM

Wind chimes.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:32 PM

Dove bars

Lake Huron sunrise

Ann- Margret

Discovering a M.A.S.H or Seinfeld re-run I haven't seen.

Lodi's ability to make the Salty Dog more interesting

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5491)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 4:02 PM

All of my family here at Sploofus and my kids...
Vickie

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 4:18 PM

On a personal note- my ophthalmologist in York, Pennsylvania comes to mind.

Generally speaking, Sploofus is an awesome web site. Hey, we've become one big trivia powerhouse. Viva the Island!


tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 4:40 PM

Yessir, the island is gonna change. Everything's gonna be put on electricity and run on a payin' basis. Out with the old spiritual mumbo-jumbo, the superstitions and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they run everyone a wire and
hook us all up to a web. Yessir, a veritable age of reason - like the one they had in France - and not a moment too soon...


salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 4:52 PM

Rocking a tiny baby, freshly bathed and powdered, with a little curl on the top of his or her head. There's just something about that "new baby" smell that makes me all mushy inside.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:27 PM

Kalamata olives.

Beer on a hot/cold/temperate day.

Elsie telling her best joke - currently "The wipers on the bus go Wah Wah Swish!"

Reading this thread.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:39 PM

A lady I know told me yesterday she recently spent her fiftieth birthday drinking champagne by moonlight atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris.......what an AWESOME thing to do!!

Bev

resolsufoolps
Resolsufoolps  (Level: 20.7 - Posts: 95)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 6:48 PM




jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 6:58 PM

Waterskiing with the spray in your face on a hot day until you're so tired you only have the strength to grin ear to ear.

Planting trees and plants and they actually live.

The smell of freshly mown grass.

The overwhelming rush of deep love as you get your first glorious look at the beautiful baby you've carried inside for 9 months (and the relief in discovering that sure enough, labor pains actually DO go away).

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21604)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:03 PM

When my kids and grands arrive for a visit AND when they leave-love em but I'm OLD

buchanan
Buchanan  (Level: 81.3 - Posts: 339)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:17 PM

customer service stinks! buchanan

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:24 PM

Puppy Breath.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:28 PM

Coming home from work and finding the house all picked up and dinner cooking.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:55 PM

When my really sick patients notice my I have a scratch on my face from my cat and actually are worried about it. What an amazing thing that they are dying and still worry about me.

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 2461)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 8:15 PM

A rainbow.

Sunrise at the ocean.

Grandchildren.

digs
Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 8:40 PM

My two adorable puppies.

My son.

Sploofus Word Puzzles and all the clever people who write them.

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1120)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 8:54 PM

Hitting an uphill sweeper in third gear at 9 or 10k rpm, grazing your peg and knee ever so slightly on the pavement

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 9:08 PM

Puppy breath was a good one, Felix.

When a stranger looks at you, smiles and says, "hello", instead of glancing away.

Rita's italian ice

Friday afternoons at 4:30.

A belly laugh with my husband or anyone else for that matter, belly laughs rock.

Ditto the thought that this thread is awesome.



asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 9:28 PM

The fact that the "awesome" thread has nearly as many posts as the "annoying" thread!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 9:43 PM



knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 10:20 PM

My 16 year old son said he enjoys hanging out with me - also said that I was funny. That's enough for me.


And thanks, Lodi, for starting this thread!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 12:26 AM

Falling asleep with the sliding glass door open and the ceiling fan on high, and no covers.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 12:36 AM

Hitting every green light on the way to work!

Only happened once. I thought that my luck was so good that I went out and bought 5 bucks worth of lottery tickets. (I actually never play the lottery. I had to ask the clerk how to do it.) I forgot to check to see if I won, though. You guys might be hanging out with a millionaire!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 12:44 AM

Remember who loves you the mostest!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 1:27 AM

The smell of fresh-ground coffee. My first official job was working at A&P and they would grind your 8 O'Clock coffee right there at the checkout.

And the smell of frying bacon, especially when it pulls you out of a sleeping bag on a camping trip, and you can watch the sun rise as you have your first cup of coffee.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 1:46 AM

Watching a baby sleeping.

Sheets and pillowcases dried outside in the fresh air. Taking a shower and crawling into a bed with that fresh bedding.

The clean smell of the air after a good rain.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 5:00 AM

Having my grand daughter say "I love you Gram" , I have 3 adorable grand daughters.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 6:53 AM

The smell of horses after a good workout
and the smell of dogs ( not when they're wet)

Rain on the windows when I'm lying down with
a good book, a cuppa tea and a chocolate bar

Long leisurely sex on a Sunday - no I'm not too old

Late night shopping when there's no-one else there

SD threads like this, with no politics or acrimony

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 9:59 AM

The fact that Rolanda is feeling good and having long leisurely sex. WTG Row!!

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 10:14 AM

Cookies still warm from the oven and icy-cold milk.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 10:15 AM

And homemade bread warm from the oven --











I think I need to do some baking.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 11:04 AM

That there are only 5 more days left is my horrible public speaking class! Awesome. From now on I only want classes where we turn things in, and take tests.

Thunderstorms!

Smells of rain, soil, cut grass, baking bread, and my mom's hair

Winning the approval of a child and having them follow you about all day

Pinot Grigio and Grilled Grouper

Tennessee tomatoes, grown in the home garden

Sharing stupid puns with my internet BFF

When the radio plays a favorite tune as it is turned on

Word games

The cool side of the pillow

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 11:24 AM

The red pop commerical says it all:

http://www.faygo.com/Display.aspx?id=6



sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 11:25 AM

Wrong commerical

Faygo Remembers ....

http://www.faygo.com/Display.aspx?id=6



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 12:31 PM

Pennwoman posting comics.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 2:13 PM

The fact that, even in the middle of a knock-down, drag-out political fight in the SD, Sploofusers do not ridicule their opponents for mistakes in spelling or grammar.

Of course, it would be nice if such restraint were shown in all aspects of the debates, but one takes what one can get

chender
Chender  (Level: 193.6 - Posts: 160)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 2:35 PM

Lodi's drawers!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 3:00 PM



winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 3:40 PM

The most awesome thing for me today is that my husband and I are enjoying our 48th wedding anniversary today. charlotte

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 3:48 PM

Wow! Congratulations!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 4:15 PM

That IS awesome. Congratulations.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 6:11 PM

The smell, when you open a new can of coffee

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.8 - Posts: 994)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 6:25 PM

The mysteries of life and death.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 6:25 PM

The teenage student I have working with me this week is so enthusiastic, she is a joy to have around.

I hope she stays on so I can continue mentoring her.

I wish she could inspire all other teenagers!!

~Bev


fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 6:47 PM

Picking up the phone, saying, "Hello," and hearing:

"Hey, momma," from my daughter in Sweden.

Or "Fudy!" from Laurie (f5laur) in New York.

Or "Fudypatootie!" from Tim (Fainodraino) in Tennessee.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 7:21 PM

Lexington Street Market in Baltimore. Somewhat seedy, but definitely awesome!

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 8:36 PM

The Chicago Cubs....since the All-Star break! Keep it up fellas!!


mrbojangles
Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 8:56 PM

menage-a- trois's

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 9:08 PM

Chocolate lava cake.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 11:19 PM

Finally finding a toy that keeps that damn kitten from climbing my legs.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 10:15 AM

"Knock down" texture on my kitchen walls.

http://knockdowntexture.com/

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 11:53 AM

We have that throughout our house. It looks nice but its unfun when trying to paint the ceiling. I found that a really creamy high gloss paint goes on thick and is able to reach all the little nooks & crannies.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 12:04 PM

The smell and taste of an entire tub of movie theater popcorn with REAL MELTED BUTTER with the butter clear down to the bottom.


m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 12:11 PM

Getting a phone call from a collection agency; being able to honestly convince them they've reached the wrong number, and listening to them apologize.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 12:16 PM

Clothes that are flattering. I love when they tell me how good I look.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 12:45 PM

Yesterday I finally decided to redeem the Barnes and Noble gift card the trivia players gave me at the last tournament wrap party (awesome already). I had no idea what was on the card, but rather than use it online I thought I'd treat myself to a leisurely browse in the bricks-and-mortar store, and then take myself out to lunch. I need to do that now and then, one of those sanity-saving getaways it's healthy to do for yourself.

I stacked up a biography of Margaret Bourke-White, another of James Thurber, a hefty collection of eyewitness accounts of WWII battles, Brian Lamb's collection of stories from American History, Geraldine Brooks's Year of Wonder: a Novel of the Plague; a Barbara Kingsolver novel and two more by Anita Shreve, and a book called Meltdown, about the economic crisis.

I gave the cashier the card thinking it would surely take care of a big chunk of it, and lo and behold, there was still something left over (WAY awesome)! Only like $1.93, but still. Free books are hardly ever not awesome.

Then as I was laughing about it with the cashier, another customer walked up just as I was saying "you didn't even leave me enough for lunch," and this total stranger reached into her purse and handed me $5 and said with a lovely warm smile, "here, honey, you go get yourself some lunch." How awesome is THAT? And I had to really work to convince her I was joking and could afford to buy my own lunch - she kept saying "are you sure?" I thanked her as sincerely as if I'd really needed it.

She made my day.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 3:31 PM

Awesome to be back in!

Yay!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 3:33 PM

Amen!

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 9:48 PM

JUSTIN'S BACK & HE'S GOING TO BE OKAY!!!

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 11:03 PM

Loved the book and lunch story. Bookstore gift cards are the best.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 2:06 AM

That feeling you get just as sleep is starting to tingle in.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4198)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 2:59 AM

My cat, Luke, sitting in my lap looking up at me with wide, goo goo eyes waiting for me to pet his sweet little head.

Listening to him purr once he's curled in for a long "winter's" nap at any time of year.

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 3:31 AM

This thread. Made my night. Now I can go to sleep smiling.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 3:31 AM

Donna, I drooled over your Barnes & Noble visit -- I hadn't heard of Brian Lamb's collection. I used to love cruising through B&N's bookstore, I never went away without 4 or 5 books I simply couldn't do without. I also spent a good amount time in the periodicals -- I usually picked up the latest "Utne", "Parabola", and "The Economist". Then I wandered over to the Starbucks area and read one of the magazines while I noshed on a pastry and mocha. Shopping online just isn't the same, is it?

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 5:44 AM

Having my three granddaughters in the rear of my car, just having been for Tapas, which my wife chose, but they did not enjoy, and suggesting we go to BURGERKING for FrenchFries, if they do not snitch. All the other adults and kids in other cars, so having stopped for Fries, one Granddaughter, KATIE, says" Grandad, your the Best", to which Abbie, her cousin, says,"Our other Grandad would not take us to Burgerking" and then Ellie, her sister says,"Our other grandad would not know where Burgerking was" Awesome. I loved it all.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 8:24 AM

Barnie's mention of French Fries reminded me of the old McDonald's fries, when they used beef tallow or some other instant heart attack substance. They were AWESOME. I used to swing by on my way home from work when I was first married. I would pick up our order, then get an extra small fries to eat on the way home. (No one goes to McDonalds for diet foods...)

Also White Castle, back when you could get a bag for a buck (10 burgers). You can still get a bag for a buck, but then they charge extra to put food in it.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:03 AM

LOL, I got pulled over once, for erratic driving.......... the nice police officier, was of course checking to see if I was drinking... but no, I was on way home from long 12 shift, in which I never had time to eat........ I had stopped at Macdonalds and got french fries..... but dropped some because they were HOT..... When explained how I hadn't had time to eat and was starving, LOL, he just said "I hear you, sister!"

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:50 AM

I got pulled over by a highway patrol years ago on the way home from work. It was Friday, it was the first truly beautiful spring day we'd had that year, the sun was shining, my windows were down and I was singing at the top of my lungs to some song on the radio...and not paying attention to my speed. When he came to my window and asked if I knew how fast I was going, I told him what I'd been doing. He just handed back my license and told me to slow it down. That was awesome.

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 2:28 PM

"You can still get a bag for a buck, but then they charge extra to put food in it."
That is too funny!

I wonder if you can save money by asking for it "your way." "Skip the bag, please."

I learned a good lesson from you guys. When a state patrol officer stopped me, as I was apparently roaring along the interstate in I think Oklahoma...he yelled, "DIDN'T you SEE me? You passed me like I was standing still!" I said no I was just on this empty road, on this gorgeous day. "YOU WILL GO 55 MPH!" he was still yelling.
Did I say "Sorry officer I wasn't paying attention?" Did I say, "Sorry officer I dropped my french fries and haven't eaten?" NO. I said, "How about 56?"
The officer nearly had a stroke. But he didn't give me a ticket. He followed me, ALL the way to the state line, about an hour. "If you go ONE mile over 55, I'll pull you over." So there I was, with him on my heels, all that way.
I never have known when to keep my mouth shut.

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 2:30 PM

The Awesome part is driving along on a beautiful, sunny day. And not getting a ticket, when I probably deserved one.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 3:12 PM

Waking up in a dry bed, my bed. Not being scared because i can't remember what i did last night. Seeing hope in people's eyes when they talk to me, not fear. Seeing someone i have helped in some small way go from wanting to die to wanting to help others. Looking at my kids and remembering good times, not just feeling guilt. Not spending every waking moment drinking and using, or trying to find ways to drink and use. Picking fruit and veg i have grown in the garden, then realising i am planning for the next year. Not wanting to die is quite good too.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 4:47 PM

Now THAT was awesome.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 5:37 PM



koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 8:04 PM

You guys have some great stories!

Homemade guacamole with big chunks of avocado in it. Eat the Guac with Tostitos "scoops" corn chips so you can really load up. Mmmmmmmmm.

I bet I just made Lodi grab the car keys for a trip to town.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 8:27 PM

Haha. Actually, guess what I had for breakfast this morning.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 8:28 PM

Now *that's* what I'm talking about! I just ate some for lunch.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:10 PM

Maryland crabcakes. Anyone can make a good guac.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:20 PM

Maine lobster & crabcakes. In fact, Maine lobster bisque.

They are having some specials at livelob.com. Now I'm going to have to go spend some money. Dammit.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:25 PM

I beg to differ. I have tasted some awful guacamole. Some people think you need to add sour cream to it. Ugh!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:26 PM

Stuffed crab at Pappadeaux. Blackened crabfingers at Pappadeaux.

Great balls of fire crab/cheese balls at Eat at Joe's (though IMO they were tons better before they changed them a year and a half ago - but still better than anywhere else).

Chicken fajitas at Miguelitos in Hurst, TX, where all the stars eat when they get their helicopters serviced annually at Bell Helicopter. They have a marinade for the meat that's nothing like anyone else.

Sorry - but my son's guacamole is best. The secret is a touch of Miracle Whip with a little extra lime.


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:27 PM

I agree Koota, that sounds disgusting!!!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:33 PM

Miracle Whip is the one that doesn't hurt so much?

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:41 PM

Miracle Whip? o. m. g.

I almost didn't marry Scott because he's a miracle whip and I'm a mayo.

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 5:38 AM

Seems like there's a good speed dating question. "Mayo or miracle whip?"

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 12:02 PM

Awesome in the arena of new talent...one who will become iconic... Adam Lambert.

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Mon, 3rd Aug '09 12:49 AM

A five year old whose mother died last year knocked on my window today. "But I would like to feed your birds," he said. The feeder is way too high for him, I just had surgery and can't get out there, and he noticed it was empty. I need to buy a few peanuts or sunflower seeds, or I donno...give him a bit of fruit to set on the ground. Anything to make this sweet, sad face smile.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 1:17 PM

How come awesome isn't keeping up with annoying?

More awesomeness needed here, I had to go to page 3 to find this!

I'll start. Awesome is buying a tight clean copy of David McCullough's Truman biography for a dollar, getting it home and finding an autograph on the title page.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 1:40 PM

Having just read two books by Ann Patchett (Run and Bel Canto) and knowing there are more of her books still to be read!

Keeping writing, Ann!


smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 2:35 PM

Nice story, A! I got a great book of dog stories called The Literary Dog for a buck, too.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 2:46 PM

Deciding to take my family on vacation instead of buying a bunch of crap for Christmas.

Shhhh, its a secret!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 2:47 PM

That is awesomely cool!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 9:13 PM

Finding a new writer I really enjoy. (Tana French)

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 10:54 PM

My wife.

My kids.

Listening to music.

Finding a new band or artist to listen to.

Watching my kids sleep.

Watching a funny show with my wife.

Staying up late and talking with my wife.

Finally hearing a piece of music come together after many, many rehearsals. There's nothing like it.

Spending time with teenagers, especially the band kids.

(and a strange one)

Smelling the fizz of Pepsi. Makes me think of my dad every time, who frequently bought me a Pepsi when I was a kid.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 11:19 PM

That's beautiful, FD. Smells can be incredibly evocative, can't they? Constant Comment tea takes me back half a century every time I open the tin, and the smell of Oil of Olay instantly puts my mother in the room.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 11:34 PM

Mom always talks about how they got oranges tucked in the toes of their stockings at Christmas and so the smell of oranges makes her think of Christmas. Now the smell of oranges makes me think of Mom and her Christmases.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 11:47 PM

Warm Mexican breeze in my hair (that is corn rolled), Corona in hand...and some young hot guy named Juan that brings me more beer.

Sigh.

HRH...Me.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 12:00 AM

Chickie responding to a Salty Dog thread. Long time no see, Girl!

luvnmexsun
Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 12:15 AM

YOU

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 12:19 AM

And, You, Sun.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 12:30 AM

Miss you all too.

Things that are AWESOME....

The way Sploofus WAS....

Me.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 12:37 AM

Amen and Amen. Sweet dreams you guys, tomorrow is another day.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 12:56 AM

Agree with Christmas and smells. Oranges and the sulfury smell that comes from cap guns. Every year until I was about 12, we'd get a cap gun of some kind. Of course this was back when Bonanza, Wyatt Earp, Gunsmoke, The Rebel, Bounty Hunter, etc. were all on TV.

Our trip to Nashville was awesome, also. Went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and got to sit in on the taping of a Crook and Chase episode with guests Barbara Mandrell and Steve Worley ("Sounds Like Life"). George Jones brought some friends to the Hall and was showing them around. Spent most of today at The Hermitage. We've decided to try to see as many presidential homes as possible. Still on the road and will go antiquing tomorrow. Thanks for everyone's advice if you offered it. We hit almost all the sights and will be back in December.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Fri, 14th Aug '09 9:47 PM

A new, faster hard drive on my computer. ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM!


Pages:  1    



Copyright © 2003-2016 Sploofus Holdings LLC.  All rights reserved.
Legal Notice & Privacy Statement  |  Link to Sploofus