#332 When the dust pile on the floor is so big you can just pick it up with your hand Jan13

#332 When the dust pile on the floor is so big you can just pick it up with your hand

If you’re as bad at sweeping as I am then this is one of the few moments you get of complete cleaning catharsis. “Hey dust, you got cocky.” Also applies to hairballs. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram — The post #332 When the dust pile on the...

#333 The day when your cafeteria serves the best food they got Jan10

#333 The day when your cafeteria serves the best food they got

Have you ever had a panzarotti? Well, if not then let me tell you that panzarottis are magical miniature pepperoni pizzas folded over into giant doughy envelopes and baked to a golden brown crisp before being slathered with steaming tomato sauce. Sawing into them with a knife and fork gets the...

#334 The first meal you eat after the cold is over Jan09

#334 The first meal you eat after the cold is over

I had a streak going. See, for the past two years I narrowly avoided getting sick. Have you ever made it through a winter or two with that kind of luck? It was my first time and let me just say there’s nothing like a little run of good health to make you feel invincible. I felt like...

#335 Catching someone you love looking at you from across the room Jan08

#335 Catching someone you love looking at you from across the room

Baby, it’s true. Toss your mushy clump of skin, blood, and bones together and we get the beautifully strange and wonderful package that combines to form you. Jokes and smarts, stutters and starts, smiles and farts — we’re into your everything even though we probably...

#336 Nailing the perfect ketchup to fries ratio Jan07

#336 Nailing the perfect ketchup to fries ratio

Squeeze too much and you’re stuck with a syrupy red pool smeared across the side of your plate. Squeeze too little and you’ve got a cold and tasteless pile of potato blandness. Squeeze just right and you’re AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my podcast 3 Books...

#337 Getting buried under huge piles of heavy blankets on a freezing cold night Jan06

#337 Getting buried under huge piles of heavy blankets on a freezing cold night

Joey doesn’t have heat. Honestly, when I crashed at his cramped apartment a couple nights ago he welcomed me in wearing three sweaters and a set of chattering teeth while explaining that his apartment has no heat, so while he was glad I came over it was going to be a matter of setting up...

#338 When the bus driver drops you off just in front of your house Jan03

#338 When the bus driver drops you off just in front of your house

Hey, Mr. Bus Driver. Thanks for shortening our walk, thanks for making things easy, and thanks for breaking all the rules in the name of AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram — The post #338 When the bus driver drops you off just in front of your house appeared first...

#340 Feeling it deeply in your bones Jan01

#340 Feeling it deeply in your bones

Born and blasted into the world you’re a baby brain with wide eyes, chubby legs, and cloudy thoughts. Mom lifts you and picks you, eyes open and close, and fogs rise and settle. Tears stream and faces scream as your swirling brain twists and turns into thoughts… Nothing makes sense...

#341 Saying ‘See you next year!!!’ to everyone on new year’s eve and then laughing hysterically Dec31

#341 Saying ‘See you next year!!!’ to everyone on new year’s eve and then laughing hysterically...

You crack us up. Never stop being you. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Twitter — The post #341 Saying ‘See you next year!!!’ to everyone on new year’s eve and then laughing hysterically appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#342 Finding something good to read in someone else’s bathroom Dec30

#342 Finding something good to read in someone else’s bathroom

Bathroom readers of the world, unite! It doesn’t matter if it’s an old issue of Reader’s Digest on top of the tank, yesterday’s crinkly newspaper lying on the floor, or a dog-eared comic book sitting on the bathroom counter. Nope, all that matters is now we don’t...

#343 When the inlaws finally leave Dec27

#343 When the inlaws finally leave

Now, now. Don’t get us wrong. It’s great filling the home with hugs and love and holiday joy. Everyone loves grandpas and grandmas and brand new toys. Yes, family fills living rooms with laughter, basements with board games, and kitchens with kisses. But let’s be honest...

#344 Turning into a blob on the couch after a giant holiday feast Dec25

#344 Turning into a blob on the couch after a giant holiday feast

After getting stuffed with stuffing and packed with potatoes someone kindly rolls you to the couch and covers you with old blankets and rogue scraps of wrapping paper for your post-holiday meal snooze. Yes, now it’s time to smile sweetly and pop outta your pants before spacing into a...