I’ve had a few speed bumps as of late that I’ve been trying to gracefully scale and I thought I’d take some time away from the place I can accurately refer to as “Debbie Downerville” to throw a few things down that make me feel all warm and fuzzy or make me laugh. Considerate it my stream of simple joy consciousness; please feel free to add your own.
Seafoam green ~ Fire and Ice roses ~ Apollo’s old man grunts when he lays down ~ M ~ Petite Lap Giraffes (PLG) ~Good knives ~ Looking through old pictures ~ Olga’s ~ My personal holiday on 10/10 ~ My SMAC people ~ Not setting an alarm ~ Gigantic beverages ~ Feeling inspired ~ Space, Bitches, Space ~ Old Time Hockey ~ Crosstitutes ~ Fall sunshine ~ Waking up to College Game Day ~ What you reap from delayed gratification ~Long catch-up phone calls ~ Well-done manicures ~ Post Secret ~ Fluffy robes ~ Ralph Williams’ giant hands ~ Writing feature stories ~ Orbitz Sweet Mint ~ Freshly washed sheets ~ A feeling of certainty ~ A hoodie and jeans ~ Camp ~ Merciless mocking with Trace ~ The “Hey Ya” video ~ Fresh powder and strong legs ~ The length of Lulu tags ~ Double guns in the mirror ~ My tea wand ~ Happy surprises, both giving and receiving ~ Beach bonfires ~ Discovering cash in your pocket ~ The Gremlin ~ Trader Vic’s ~ Blogging ~ (Call him) ~ Thunderstorms ~ Tracey’s endless list of “places to try” ~ Garrett’s popcorn ~ The first snowfall ~ Doing strides in spikes ~ Messages on the board (not countdowns) ~ A good, deep massage ~ Holding hands ~ TCogs ~Johan and the other Wings’ Swedes ~Being cozy ~ Purple Rains ~ GFC doughnuts ~Impromptu Bar Crawls ~ Lunch dates ~ Those runs that you wish would never end ~ Extra savings at the register ~ Dinosaurs ~ Zingerman’s ~ Reassurance when you really need it ~ “Ms. Parker’s wearing Air Force Ones!” ~Cadbury eggs ~ Someecards ~ Linz’s observations ~ Ballpark pretzels ~ Big hugs ~ WXC ~ Skype ~ Finding a long lost friend you never knew was out there ~ Top Gun ~ Baking for others ~ The “Let’s go blue” chant at track meets ~ The Ga ~ Legitimate, free-flowing happiness ~Lelli’s filets ~ The Unicorn Code of Conduct ~ Garden Gnomes ~ U2, Bon Jovi and Journey- LOUD! ~ Approaching things with reckless abandon ~ Stephen Colbert ~ Mineral water ~ When Diane Rehm goes on vacation ~ Sample sales ~ Einstein’s vanilla hazelnut coffee ~ How over the top Rachel Zoe is, but loving her anyway ~ Perfectly steamed veggies ~ The humor sorostitutes still bring to the table ~ New England ~ Boat shoes ~ Tailgating ~ Udi’s ~ Coconut anything ~ OMG ~ New water bottles ~ Tuna and Carter ~ Corner brownies ~ Half tights and sports bras ~ Summer hair ~ Peach apricot tea ~ NPR ~ Breaking the tape ~ Sharks and “Shark Week” ~Unmelted cheese ~ M Apparel ~ Dan’s mixologist tendencies ~ 80s theme nights ~ Gorgeous heels ~Being needed ~ Calling people out ~ Long walks ~ “It’s a Miata!!”-GO ~ Premium denim ~ A good, delicious green salad ~ Rococo ~ David Sedaris ~ Sometimes just going over the top ~ Up North ~ Libraries ~ Trace’s and my day after Christmas ~ European vacations ~ Belly laughing ~ No Pants Parker ~ Pei Wei ~ Impromptu reunions ~ Zoom Zoom ~ “Free Fallin’” ~ What the opening of Dominick’s means ~ Backstories ~ Greek yogurt ~ “You probably beat us at your state meet” ~ Visible social awkwardness ~ Inside jokes ~ Brunch buffets ~ Unlimited refills of Sola iced coffee ~ Solving life’s mysteries with Erica ~ Gossip Girl ~ Being a snob about only 3 things ~ Sprawling after a run ~ Gluten intolerance prevention days ~ The Killer Flamingos ~ Under promising and over delivering ~ Flattering running photos ~ My UGGs (What? Don’t judge.) ~ Kickoff ~ Fab new loose teas ~ Argyle ~ PRs ~ Churn ice cream ~ MC’s chocolate chip cookies ~ My well-loved Rainbows ~ Cider Mills ~ Work stop-bys ~ Nautical themes ~ One liners ~ 9 Big Ten titles ~ Nom nom nom ~ SHS Spirit Weeks~ Diablo Burger in Flag ~ That feeling of “I’m back!” ~ Unabashed love ~ Stumbling across an old card or picture ~ Sageinator ~ A good sweat ~ A nap (when I’m able) ~ Shoelaces ~ The big issue of Vogue ~ Entertaining ~ Bundling up ~ Knowing someone’s thinking of you ~ Prior knowledge ~ Bagels and shmear ~ Destination runs~ Jen Lancaster’s snark ~ Haribo gummies ~ SeXC ~ Spontaneity ~ My Big Brown Dog & his Great Dane hugs ~ Futbol ~ Lulu Speed Shorts ~ My high school friends/memories ~ Fall sunshine ~ Runs in the summer rain ~ Weeds ~ NYC ~ Short dresses/skirts ~ Being forthcoming ~ Traveling ~ College Football ~ Livin’ up to the hype ~ Stoli Dolis ~ Intentionally leaving your phone behind ~ McGuire’s laugh ~ Loungewear ~ 2nd generation iPod shuffles ~ “I’m not passive aggressive, I’m just aggressive” ~ NUTRILITE’s Concentrated Fruits and Veggies ~ Making lists ~ Accomplishing said lists ~ Stingrays ~ Walking on newly vacuumed carpet ~ Trackshark, RIP ~ Candid photos that turn out ~ Iced coffee ~ Tree Town Sound ~ Boris, my rabbit fur lined winter hat ~ The Dazed and Confused soundtrack ~ Wearing white ~ Lush ~ The Recyclosaurus ~ The History Channel ~ Sweet notes ~ Comfortable and content silence ~ Shaving with a new razor blade ~ Groupons ~ The perfect pen ~ Making far-off plans that come to fruition ~ Freshly picked berries ~ Leaves changing ~ 90¢ gas circa 1999 ~ A2 ~ Tangents: going off on them and running them ~ Well-timed jokes ~ Fedoras ~ Rippshake ~ Horse racing ~ The feeling that follows actually letting go ~ The “Call On Me” video ~ “(Red) Fox on the Run” ~Belting it out in my car ~ Coconut milk ice cream ~ Thumbs Up X-Country camp ~ Giving sound, solicited advice ~ Historical novels ~ Oh, those butterflies ~ MGoBlog ~ My entire 5th year ~ Nightswimming & hot tubbing ~ My Chucks and Ray Bans (both of which I hope to be buried in) ~ Riverview ~ Doing things for the first time ~ Anchorman ~ Studying at The MUG ~ Meeting new adult friends ~ Butter tarts ~ Foot rubs ~ Good hair days ~ Taking a day off from the real world ~ Chicago style deep dish pizza ~ Carol and Dan ❤ ~ Wearing short sleeves in February ~ Target ~ Having admirable principles ~ Party Pants ~ Boylan’s ~ Moscow Mules ~ Wearing things in jest ~ Playing “Would you rather” ~ Dropped tops on sunny days ~ Visiting friends ~ Dark Reese’s PB Cups ~ A good, hammered run ~ Shout-outs ~ Stepping on the Diag M ~ Tyzo’s dessert buffet ~ Jay-Z ~ Proving people wrong ~ FLW Thai House curry ~ Casual beach cruising ~ Creative nicknames ~ The summer of concerts ~ Moosejaw ~ Flan’s late night bed visits ~ Reading in the pool ~ U-M hockey chants ~ Tea service ~ The Ritz’s chocolate soufflé ~ Weddings (and their open bars) ~ The perfect gift (giving and getting) ~ Bob’s Red Mill mixes ~ A comfy bed ~ Christmas pineapple rolls ~ The sisters Parker ~ Trying new restaurants ~ Local MI companies ~ Doing good things for myself ~ Laying down to sleep after a long day
The list could actually go on for days, which, in and of itself, makes me smile. Hope some of these things make you smile, too.