#205 That one person lying down at the front of every sports team photo Jul11

#205 That one person lying down at the front of every sports team photo

There’s always a photo. Yes, whenever I finished up a few painful months of smacking T-ball stands or getting beaned by soccer balls it was time for that classic end-of-the-year, middle-of-the-field photo shoot. Straighten your shinpads, comb your cowlick, and tighten your cleats,...

#206 When someone returns your wallet Jul09

#206 When someone returns your wallet

Please don’t steal my wallet. Honestly, I’ve got my entire life scrunched into that little slap of leather. Credit cards, ID, and lots of other Really Annoying Things To Replace fill up my back pocket every day of my life. Once in a while I’ll be in an airport in another...

#207 Vacuuming up a spider web Jul08

#207 Vacuuming up a spider web

Cleaning up the corners was never so easy. Sorry spidey. AWESOME! Photo from: here The post #207 Vacuuming up a spider web appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#208 Cleaning all that gunk out of your keyboard or mouse Jul07

#208 Cleaning all that gunk out of your keyboard or mouse

Dirt is everywhere. Just look around the house for a second here. What’s that in your phone receiver? What’s all over the bottom of your Tupperware cupboard? And what’s that coating your own … face? If you said horribly sore bright red zits that’s only half the...

#209 Baby dreams Jul06

#209 Baby dreams

Because what are they thinking? Honestly, when I wake up in the morning and remember jagged shards of Dreams From Last Night, I’m usually just picking up familiar friends and family staging new acts in old places. Maybe I’ve got boring dreams but mine are usually just tense scenes twisting...

#210 When your schoolwork makes it onto the fridge Jul03

#210 When your schoolwork makes it onto the fridge

There is no limit. When you get the itch to go for it you can keep going all the way to the top. No one will tell you to stop. You can study and study and try and try and dream to go far and dream to go high. If you believe it can be, it can be. There’s no end to what you can...

#211 Dragging a stick across the metal fence you’re walking by Jul02

#211 Dragging a stick across the metal fence you’re walking by

It’s like playing a harp with only one note. AWESOME! Photo from: here The post #211 Dragging a stick across the metal fence you’re walking by appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#212 When someone actually returns your pen Jul01

#212 When someone actually returns your pen

Books, blow dryers, babies in baskets. These are all things we’d like back. These are all things we usually get back. But somehow it’s different with pens. When someone borrows one it’s like they’re immediately shipped to the Island of Misfit Toys with the rest of their...

#213 Airborne hugs Jun30

#213 Airborne hugs

An airborne hug is any hug where you actually lift the other person off the ground. It’s a serious squeeze that shows the world how much you love them and offers a little back cracking at no extra charge. AWESOME! Check out my interview with the world’s greatest Uber driver. The post...

#214 Eating a taco without anything falling out Jun29

#214 Eating a taco without anything falling out

I always break my taco’s back. Yes, it’s a sad and painful moment which involves me picking up a hard-shell taco and very gently squeezing it together so I can fit it in my mouth. But then just before I can bite, a loud splintery crack fills the air and I notice I’ve just...

#215 Sun and rain at the same time Jun26

#215 Sun and rain at the same time

Mother Nature likes to mess. Honestly, when she gets crazy it’s time to watch out, everybody. Swirling oceans, spinning winds, icy rain drops — you never know what she’s got cooking in the atmosphere. One of her off-the-menu specials is definitely a fresh batch of clear blue...

#216 Putting your ear on someone’s stomach and hearing all the gurgling Jun25

#216 Putting your ear on someone’s stomach and hearing all the gurgling

It’s the sound of life. Listening to the sound of a stomach chowing down on a greasy hot dog is listening to the sound of a body filling up with energy. Ketchup, mustard, pickles — they’re all magically getting transmogrified into molecules of you and molecules of poo. Amen,...