#320 When your friend calls or texts you to say they got home safe Jan29

#320 When your friend calls or texts you to say they got home safe

Say goodbye. Watch your high school pal slowly fade into the foggy shadows at the park after a long night catching up on the swings. Close the cab door on Grandma after the smoky bingo parlor clears out and watch her swerve down wet-slicked roads out of sight. Flick on the porch lights as your...

#321 Taking the day off work on your birthday Jan28

#321 Taking the day off work on your birthday

Once upon a time I ran a sandwich shop. Yes, it was back in the early 00’s when I was a mayo-squirting kingpin working in the sticky, mustard-smeared sandwich underbelly. Surrounding me were a hodgepodge of acne-covered teenage longhairs who clocked in each day to slice tomatoes, chop...

#322 Atoms Jan27

#322 Atoms

They make everything. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram — The post #322 Atoms appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#323 The sizzle of a freshly cracked egg hitting a hot frying pan Jan24

#323 The sizzle of a freshly cracked egg hitting a hot frying pan

Get crackin’. Groggy and sore with jagged bedhead and an achy back you shuffle to the kitchen in stained sweats and mindlessly flick on the stove. Next it’s time to pop open the fridge and squint into the bright light before snagging some butter and the egg carton so you can get...

#324 Laughing at one stranger with another stranger Jan23

#324 Laughing at one stranger with another stranger

They’re everywhere. . They’re on every bus we ride, sitting in every doctor’s office, and standing behind every take-out counter. They’re beside us on the sidewalk, in front of us at the ballgame, and behind us at the movies. . Yes, you all know who I’m talking...

#325 Jumping through the sprinkler Jan22

#325 Jumping through the sprinkler

Snap on the spandex, turn on the hose, and let’s get down to business. Jumping through the sprinkler in your bathing suit is one of the greatest joys of childhood. Your backyard turns into a Waterpark as you pull off one of these classic moves: 1.The Original. Get the sprinkler...

#326 Slipping in the bathtub but then catching yourself at the last second Jan21

#326 Slipping in the bathtub but then catching yourself at the last second

You just about took a nude and soapy tumble into that slippery ceramic tub. But then you didn’t. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram — The post #326 Slipping in the bathtub but then catching yourself at the last second appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#327 When you bump something with your car and there’s somehow no marks Jan20

#327 When you bump something with your car and there’s somehow no marks

Bumping bumpers is a bummer. Couple years ago my friend Allison was wheeling her rusty bucket into the library when she crashed into the parked car in front of her. When she got out to inspect the damage she noticed she’d put a big bruise on the other guy but came out clean herself....

#328 The smell of the library when you walk in the front doors Jan17

#328 The smell of the library when you walk in the front doors

Come on in. Pull open the wooden door with those giant oversized handles that are smooth and worn down to a light brown finish. Drag your boots over the dirty green carpeted floor that bubbles up in the corners and splashes tiny dust clouds into shimmery orange sunbeams with every step. Feel...

#329 Being able to twist the lid off the jar after nobody else could Jan16

#329 Being able to twist the lid off the jar after nobody else could

I used to hang out at Jean’s place. Yes, back when I was in second grade and my sister Nina was in Kindergarten we spent our lunchtimes and after schools at a do-it-yourself daycare run by a leathery old woman named Jean. Her home was a cold and dark playground of plastic toys and...

#330 The smell of clean baby Jan15

#330 The smell of clean baby

Sniff those powdery fresh fumes as you pick up that fuzzy bundle of flabby cheeks and drooly drips. Someone just had a bath. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my podcast 3 Books — The post #330 The smell of clean baby appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#331 Somebody else’s highlights in your used textbook Jan14

#331 Somebody else’s highlights in your used textbook

Thanks for the helping hand, friendly stranger. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my Youtube channel — The post #331 Somebody else’s highlights in your used textbook appeared first on 1000 Awesome...