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Whiskey Sunshine

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:48 am
Reading through my folders and files randomly, I came across a text file I had put down. I read through it and made a few realizations about myself, mostly that even if hopelessness and depression weigh down like a building, the things I can enjoy will always ease the burden.
So, I began to read it. I laughed a bit, and I cried some, but most of all, I felt a glow that doesn't come from anything other than living, something a lot of people, especially myself forget about all too often.
I went back and thought about why I had made such a thing. I read a PM or two, thought about this guild, and the people that make it what it is, and decided to share what I put down. And to, at the suggestion of Reeves, revive a concept now hiding in the memorable threads.

So I give to you, the return of the 100 Things I Love thread.

1. That little chill I get when I hear a new song for the very first time, and I know I'm going to love it for the rest of my life
2. The contrast of cold air and warm sun on my arms
3. Riding my bike in an autumn afternoon
4. Inhaling that little bit of fog on a freshly opened glass bottle of peach crush
5. The quiet you can only find in a cemetary
6. The smell that comes right after a warm rain
7. Late night thunderstorms
8. Windy, overcast days
9. Stargazing in winter at fourty below
10. Sitting down and talking aimlessly about nothing for hours
11. The taste of a fresh cigar
12. The warmth of a sip of whiskey
13. Dancing alone in the early afternoon
14. The crunch of leaves under my feet in autumn
15. Taking a long walk in the rain
16. the quiet suspense of late Winter
17. The first bite of a fresh plum
18. Reaching into my pocket and finding a dollar
19. Completely forgetting about something for years only to rediscover it all over again
20. That smell when you walk into a good mexican restaurant
21. Crying every time I sing along with Detlef Scrempf
22. Shutting everything out and hiding under my blankets in bed
23. Being thanked for even the smallest things
24. Being complemented, even if rarely.
25. Losing track of time when reading a good book
26. Staying up well past time for bed because I don't want to leave my friends
27. That overwhelming relief when I think I just broke something but didn't
28. Discovering that I now love something I used to hate
29. Laughing so hard I can't breathe
30. Sitting under a shade tree in the middle of summer
31. The first day of summer when I can finally jump into the pool for the first time that year
32. Singing along to the lyrics of a song perfectly having only heard it once before
33. Those moments of strange luck that make me laugh
34. Perfect timing
35. The feeling of having a shower for the first time in two weeks
36. The feel of freshly washed and dried shirts
37. Taking a wrong turn just to see what's out that direction
38. Realizing that there is no such thing as a wrong turn, just another path to take
39. The sharp hiss of opening a glass bottle of pop
40. The strong burn of good ginger ale
41. Talking to a friend for the first time in years as if no time had passed at all
42. Cutting into freshly baked bread
43. Having my head scratched by someone else
44. Thinking I'm late, but I'm actually about ten minutes early
45. Knowing what people think of the music I share with them
46. Immediately knowing what someone means despite them being as vague as possible
47. When something isn't what I expected, but even better
48. Sitting around with a close friend and not needing anything said to be the perfect time together
49. Hearing something for the first time in something I've always listened to
50. The smell of a freshly vacuumed carpet
51. Discovering new combinations of things to eat or drink
52. Peanut butter, barbeque sauce, pickle, mustard, and onion ring sandwiches.
53. Being made to think about things
54. Theremins
55. Chapman Sticks
56. Ukeleles
57. Looking back at my life and seeing all of the pain and abuse I took, and knowing that I'm now free of it all to rebuild myself as I should be
58. Jeff Magnum's voice
59. Conor Oberst's voice
60. Being able to say exactly what I enjoy and don't free of influence
61. Owls
62. Getting lost in a moment
63. Hearing what other people think
64. Taking a cold shower on a hot day and sitting in front of a fan in the window
65. Having sudden, brilliant ideas
66. Being able to forgive
67. Being forgiven
68. When a mistake turns out better than the right way
69. When ideas flow like water from a fountain
70. Sharing a meal with friends
71. Not having to bother with my "family" any more
72. Finding clothes from years ago that fit again
73. Finding a hat that not only fits, but looks good
74. When the right song comes on to fit the situation perfectly
75. When conflict is resolved without conflict
76. Ice cold water on an empty stomach
77. Swedish Fish
78. A yawn and a stretch that wakes me up better than coffee ever could
79. That moment when I finally understand the lyrics to a song perfectly
80. When I hear a song in a show or commercial and immediately recognize it
81. When the song I desperately wanted to hear starts playing on my mp3 player
82. BASS (Not the fish; try not to drop it)
83. Walking alone for hours on back roads
84. Getting lost in a forest for fun
85. Climbing trees and having picnics in the top branches
86. Fish tacos
87. Curry
88. When someone knows exactly what I'm talking about, without needing more information than a word or phrase
58b. Jeff Magnum's voice
89. The sound of a fan in my window in late summer nights
90. laying tangled in my sheets in the early morning
91. When the perfect pun strikes in conversation
92. Unexpected gifts
93. Giving unexpected gifts
94. Dancing to a song in public and having people join in
95. Singing out loud and having people join in
96. Learning new things
97. Sharing myself with my friends
98. Being heard
99. When I manage something I never thought I could pull off
100. Never knowing what to expect, and always being surprised by life and myself. Sitting here and writing this out has made me feel a hell of a lot better about my life; but, at the same time, most of this list are things that I have not experienced in years, or may not experience again for a long time, and that serves to bring me down again. But at the same time, I know I still have a long time left and I can always have it again.

Thanks, Reeves, for helping me out and making me think a bit when all I wanted to do was lie down and give a revolver a b*****b. Makes me feel better every time I think about where I was, and how you pointed me in the right direction, that time.  
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:55 pm
I remember getting this in a PM from you, Oral.

And I'm so glad my concept helped you out and made you feel so good about yourself and your life.

It's nice to know that I've positively affected someone in some way. That means a lot to me.  

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Whiskey Sunshine

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:12 am
Reeves Wrote:
I remember getting this in a PM from you, Oral.

And I'm so glad my concept helped you out and made you feel so good about yourself and your life.

It's nice to know that I've positively affected someone in some way. That means a lot to me.

*bows* now let's see a bit more, eh? Give us another list from you. smilies/icon_whee.gif  
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:50 pm
Oral Steering Wheel Wrote:
Reeves Wrote:
I remember getting this in a PM from you, Oral.

And I'm so glad my concept helped you out and made you feel so good about yourself and your life.

It's nice to know that I've positively affected someone in some way. That means a lot to me.

*bows* now let's see a bit more, eh? Give us another list from you. smilies/icon_whee.gif

I did. 50 Things I Will Not Do This Year. Check the BK main forum page. smilies/icon_wink.gif  

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