#403 Seeing a really, really happy dog out for a walk Oct03

#403 Seeing a really, really happy dog out for a walk

I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M OUTSIDE! I’M...

#404 When someone’s leaving the bathroom at the same time as you so you don’t have to touch the door Oct02

#404 When someone’s leaving the bathroom at the same time as you so you don’t have to touch the door...

Germs are real. Tiny baby bugs, squiggly creepy-crawlers, and mini-millipedes are camping under your nails, hot-tubbing in your sweaty palms, and putting their feet up in your fingers. Coughs and colds jump hand to hand and mouth to mouth — latching onto you through handshakes, high...

#405 When someone pronounces your hard-to-pronounce name right on the first try Oct01

#405 When someone pronounces your hard-to-pronounce name right on the first try

It ain’t easy. When I graduated from college they draped us all in slippery black gowns, put square hats on our heads, and sat us down in the hot steamy arena to wait patiently for our names to get called. When they did we got up and swished across the stage to accept little ribbon-tied...

#406 Being your gloriously slobby self in a hotel room Sep30

#406 Being your gloriously slobby self in a hotel room

We’re still animals. Sure, our species has grown up and grown older over the past couple hundred thousand years. We’ve moved out of the jungle and shed most of our body hair, keeping warm with sweatpants and hoodies instead of hairy legs and bushy beards. But we’re still animals. We...

#407 Successfully pulling off The Inlaw Nap Sep27

#407 Successfully pulling off The Inlaw Nap

The Inlaw Nap is any nap you manage to pull off at the inlaw’s house. As long as it’s not during Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas present unwrapping, or while the birthday cake is served, it is a completely legal nap and fully counts as spending quality time visiting the...

#408 Dinosaurs (Earth’s former rulers) Sep26

#408 Dinosaurs (Earth’s former rulers)

They ruled Earth for millions of years. With brains the size of peanuts. And tiny, hilarious arms. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram — The post #408 Dinosaurs (Earth’s former rulers) appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#409 Little kids who dress themselves Sep25

#409 Little kids who dress themselves

It’s the little girl wearing a tutu on the downtown street. It’s the boy in the Superman outfit at McDonald’s. It’s big rainboots on sunny days, mom’s lipstick smeared across faces, and big bright mismatched costumes. There’s just something so pure and...

#410 When you can actually eat the thing your food is served in Sep24

#410 When you can actually eat the thing your food is served in

Let’s get tasty. Save yourself some work, save yourself some time, and let’s gobble up the dishes our food’s packed up in: • Ice cream cones. Bubble gum ice cream from Baskin Robbins was a staple of my childhood and I’d always get it in a cup to save the chalky pink...

#411 When your broken computer magically heals itself Sep23

#411 When your broken computer magically heals itself

SYSTEM ERROR. Sometimes your buzzing box of lights and wires crashes a bad crash and completely stops working. So you reboot, unplug everything, plug everything back in, unplug everything again, plug everything back in again, and finally call in backups in the form of teenage kids or nerdy...

#412 The feeling of the air right before a thunderstorm Sep20

#412 The feeling of the air right before a thunderstorm

Warm wind whips and whistles down the streets sending cigarette butts, crumpled receipts, and dry leaves swirling in all directions.  Specks of dust glow in deep sunbeam tints as dark clouds shuffle in the sky. There’s a warm and wet sense of electric anticipation as lightning bolts...

#413 Trying on all your new clothes right when you get home from buying them Sep19

#413 Trying on all your new clothes right when you get home from buying them

Stiff creases, unhemmed pants, and itchy tags can’t dent your mood. Now it’s time to change real fast, clear the kitchen runway, and strut your stuff in a private fashion show for your friends, family, and dog. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my podcast 3 Books...

#414 When you’re driving home after a long trip and your radio stations back come back Sep18

#414 When you’re driving home after a long trip and your radio stations back come back

Fade to fuzz. It’s always a sad scene when you’re bumping down the highway and your old faves start fritzing out on the radio. Yes, you wince as songs start missing notes and DJs start garbling the weather…. before eventually just dissolving into the distance. Staring back...