#542 Wrong-colored foods Mar22

#542 Wrong-colored foods

Believe it. There’s something great about eating foods that aren’t the color they’re supposed to be. When you chomp on those deliciously mutant creations, it’s a feast for all your senses. Since the days of cavemen eating albino monkeys, we’ve been loving the...

#543 That separate compartment in your stomach just for dessert Mar21

#543 That separate compartment in your stomach just for dessert

My parents drove downtown last week. They cruised along wet highways onto narrow streets to catch up with me over dinner. We walked a block from my apartment to a small restaurant where we squeezed into a booth and squinted at the small-font menu under the dim lighting. Wedged between a couple...

#544 Science fairs Mar20

#544 Science fairs

It all starts with a poster board. Getting mom to drive to the drug store to load up on the thick flimsy is a great start to a great project. Grab a sheet of white, a sheet of neon pink, and if you’re lucky one of those thick cardboard three-folds. Come on, we both know that cardboard...

#545 Watching a movie on an old couch in the basement with a group of friends Mar19

#545 Watching a movie on an old couch in the basement with a group of friends

It’s better in the basement. Give us the stained couches demoted from the family room. Give us those plastic walls full of pink insulation. Give us those cold floors and thin carpets. Give us that dark cave hidden from the outside world. Give us a group of friends hanging out. And give...

#546 Running to the front door when your mom or dad comes home from work Mar18

#546 Running to the front door when your mom or dad comes home from work

After playing, playing, playing, you finally hear the car pull into the driveway, the boots clomp up the steps, and the key sliding into the front door. Time to drop what you’re doing and run full throttle down the hallway for a big welcome back celebration. AWESOME! Photo from:...

#547 Finding buried treasures in your Spring jacket pocket Mar15

#547 Finding buried treasures in your Spring jacket pocket

Dig deep, baby. When the weather warms up and the snow melts down, it’s time to pull out that thin dusty jacket from the back of the closet and toss it back on. Now, just make sure you stuff your hands deep in those pockets and see if you can’t score some buried treasure...

#548 That moment in the shower where you suddenly decide to make it a really long shower Mar14

#548 That moment in the shower where you suddenly decide to make it a really long shower

It’s a bad scene. Alarm bells buzz when the clock clicks six and I become a barely blinking lump of groggy stretching noises that sound like Chewbacca after he’s been shot. Honestly, it’s a pathetic scene — me lying there with drool stains on my cheeks, deathbags under...

#549 The day your class goes on a field trip Mar13

#549 The day your class goes on a field trip

It all starts with the permission slip. Yes, when teachers send them home before the bell rings so parents can rubber stamp the bumpy yellow bus trip to the museum, then it’s on, my friends, it’s on. Soon the days count down and the buzz builds up as the class gets ready for the...

#550 When your roommate actually cleans the place up while you’re away Mar12

#550 When your roommate actually cleans the place up while you’re away

My friend Peter has a theory. We were aimlessly chitter-chatting the other day when he mentioned he only does housework when his girlfriend isn’t home. I thought it was a bit strange but Peter patiently broke it down for me in three big points: 1. Hugs and kisses. When his girlfriend...

#551 The process of photosynthesis Mar11

#551 The process of photosynthesis

Plants convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into oxygen which allows us to live. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my podcast 3 Books — The post #551 The process of photosynthesis appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#552 When you already went to the gym yesterday Mar08

#552 When you already went to the gym yesterday

Because now you can take a break today. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my new Youtube channel — The post #552 When you already went to the gym yesterday appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#553 When a friend returns something they borrowed so long ago that you actually forgot you owned it Mar07

#553 When a friend returns something they borrowed so long ago that you actually forgot you owned it

We’ve all been there. Sometimes good friends draft the first season of your favorite DVD or stuff your tattered paperback in their saggy backpack before heading into the trenches. When you say goodbye that night you smile strongly and act brave but there are hot salty tears in your...