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Post by Jupiter » Tue Jun 03 9:48 am

Let the good times roll!!!!

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Post by hoop » Tue Jun 03 9:59 am

"Tomato soup, grilled cheese and a weak cup of tea is the best lunch in my book"
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Post by Six Hole » Tue Jun 03 10:05 am

My favorite simple pleasure is venting my pet peeves on GPL.
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Post by Fire Helmet Guy #26 » Tue Jun 03 10:07 am

Trips back and forth to the 'Toga and Sports Garden.

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Post by pjoyn » Tue Jun 03 10:10 am

3.2 Coors Light after a Rubes game. :drunk:
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Post by noy-zee » Tue Jun 03 10:42 am

watching the yankees/packers/sue lose.

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Post by HockeyBum » Tue Jun 03 10:47 am

Mowing my lawn, and the smell of freshly cut grass.

Hearing my 6 mo. old daughter laugh.

Sitting around a campfire.

Watching pjoyn whiff on a pass or trip over the blueline. :giggle:

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Post by sunbone » Tue Jun 03 10:51 am

HockeyBum wrote:Mowing my lawn, and the smell of freshly cut grass.

Hearing my 6 mo. old daughter laugh.

Sitting around a campfire.

Watching pjoyn whiff on a pass or trip over the blueline. :giggle:


I love sitting on my porch on a hot day, when I am done mowing and weed whacking the yard, kicking back with the smell of fresh cut grass, getting a frosty mug out of the freezer, pouring myself a cold one, sipping it while I look out and see how good the lawn looks.

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Post by stan_5150 » Tue Jun 03 11:01 am

Watching my boys skate.

Hearing the initial sizzle a steak makes when you first set it on the grill.

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Post by Cardinal » Tue Jun 03 11:06 am

FIRE HELMET GUY #26 wrote:Trips back and forth to the 'Toga and Sports Garden.


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Post by Fire Helmet Guy #26 » Tue Jun 03 11:17 am

Driving down the road with the siren blaring and people covering their ears....don't know why but I always get a smile when that happens! :mrgreen:

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Post by Ben » Tue Jun 03 11:30 am

Chasing my nieces or newphew
Getting home from work and having my dog drop either a sock or golf ball in front of me
Saturday morning golf
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jun 03 11:44 am

As mentioned by others...

Firing up the grill after working in the yard, hearing and smelling the steak (or fajitas or brats) hitting the heat.

Some of my own:

A cold beer out of a cooler full of ice.

Feeling sunburned and tired after a day of fishing Laguna Madre on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

The smell and feel of the Midwestern prairie in the fall.
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Post by pjoyn » Tue Jun 03 11:46 am

FIRE HELMET GUY #26 wrote:Driving down the road with the siren blaring and people covering their ears....don't know why but I always get a smile when that happens! :mrgreen:


This is funny. Seeing as how most people cover their eyes when you are coming towards them. :wave: :P
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Post by Toe Blake » Tue Jun 03 12:01 pm

Watching BADgers SUCK scampering up the runway with the band playing the Battle Hymn.
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Post by eHo » Tue Jun 03 12:06 pm

Walking in the door after work and having my sons come running up yelling "Daddy!".

Striping a tee shot.

The sound of my golf ball hitting the bottom of the cup after a long putt.

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Post by monty » Tue Jun 03 12:57 pm

Learning the fears of your children, to help them deal with them, and sometimes needle them with those fears.

Watching my son enjoy playing the game of hockey.

The expression on a players face when they realized you just took all their chips by disguising pocket aces.

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Post by HM_93 » Tue Jun 03 12:58 pm

My son laughing. Nothing makes me smile faster.

Getting "the look" from the wife. (Not that look, the other look.)

Funny that South Texas had this one - there is something oddly satisfying about taking an ice cold beer out of a cooler or tub of ice. Especially if its in the lot of the Super Rink after a hockey game.
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Post by Fear the Gopher » Tue Jun 03 12:58 pm

eHo wrote:The sound of my golf ball hitting the bottom of the cup after a long putt.


Could you explain this further... Not sure that I have ever experienced this...
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Post by pjoyn » Tue Jun 03 1:05 pm

Fear the Gopher wrote:
eHo wrote:The sound of my golf ball hitting the bottom of the cup after a THREE putt.


Could you explain this further... Not sure that I have ever experienced this...


There, I fixed it for you so you could understand. :wink:
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Post by Frontroguy » Tue Jun 03 1:10 pm

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It really does not get any better than smiling, happy kids. :D
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Post by bonesaw » Tue Jun 03 1:14 pm

...because there's FOUR!

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Watching my Lhasa tear around the house chasing who knows what or trying to entice the Lhasa/ShiTsu mix to play with him. It just makes you laugh when he gets that "wild hair" thing going.

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Post by OldBlueLiner » Tue Jun 03 1:36 pm

Sitting on the bench during a hockey game and the anticipation you get when you are the next to go on and a player is heading off

Driving a softball into the gap and gliding easily into 2nd with a stand-up double

The whine/wimper/cry my springer makes as we hit a gravel road in the fall. She knows that we are close to the hunting field and she cannot contain her excitement.
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Post by Thirty-Four » Tue Jun 03 2:09 pm

fishingmn wrote:Watching my Lhasa tear around the house chasing who knows what or trying to entice the Lhasa/ShiTsu mix to play with him. It just makes you laugh when he gets that "wild hair" thing going.


I've got a Lhasa as well... he's awesome and a source of endless fun! :lol:
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Post by sagard » Tue Jun 03 2:21 pm

eHo wrote:Striping a tee shot.


Along Fear's line of questioning.

What the heck is this?

Real men play from the long grass. :)

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jun 03 2:21 pm

The smell of a freshly opened bag of coffee beans or a newly opened jar of peanut butter.

Knowing that I can talk hockey on GPL all year long despite being 20 hours from home.

The stress bleed-off that comes when after crossing the JFK bridge onto North Padre.
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Post by hoop » Tue Jun 03 2:33 pm

constatnly whipping out SIEVES!

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Post by Greyeagle » Tue Jun 03 2:38 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:The smell of a freshly opened bag of coffee beans


And/Or a fresh brewed pot plus both (PP & Strib) Sunday papers on my front porch.

I would add:
- Spending the afternoon at my cabin, sitting in an Adirondack, listening to my iPod & reading.

- Nuking stupid posts. :wave: :evil_laugh: :chainsaw: :twisted: 8)
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Post by momo » Tue Jun 03 2:45 pm

the hot chicks thread :D

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Post by eHo » Tue Jun 03 2:47 pm

sagard wrote:
eHo wrote:Striping a tee shot.


Along Fear's line of questioning.

What the heck is this?

Real men play from the long grass. :)


Striping a tee shot and sinking a long (or any length) putt happens so infrequently, they are pleasures when ever the stars align to allow for these occurences.

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Post by boosioux » Tue Jun 03 2:55 pm

Sitting in the fish house with a beer in one hand and fishing pole in the other

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Post by bonesaw » Tue Jun 03 3:01 pm

The Minneapolis skyline at sunset from campus 8)
...because there's FOUR!

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Post by sunbone » Tue Jun 03 4:01 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:The stress bleed-off that comes when after crossing the JFK bridge onto North Padre.


My spot is when I get to the other side of Two Harbors and know I have miles of the Superior Hiking Trail awaiting me.I love the North Shore.

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Post by Zwak » Tue Jun 03 4:03 pm

1. Peeling the lint of the dryer lint trap
2. Kicking off the frozen snow/ice buildup behind the tires in the winter
3. Seeing how excited our dog gets when either my wife or I come home.
4. A freshly cut lawn (I know...not very original)
5. Teasing my nieces
6. Having the house to myself once and a while.
7. "Headlines" every Monday night on Jay Leno
8. Reading our little local Sun Current paper (and The Highland Villager)
9. Smooth new road, especially asphalt
10. Watching Cops (the TV show)
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Post by momo » Tue Jun 03 4:12 pm

a nice 10" snowstorm in the evening and having a neighborhood snowblowing party.

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Post by jamwall » Tue Jun 03 4:37 pm

sleeping in on a weekend, nice gentle rain coming down outside and the windows are open.

freshly ground extremely dark and oily coffee. nothing better!

there are times that a nice cold beere goes down really nicely. but its hard to pin down when, it just happens.

during the wintertime, those cold wintery gray days with no precip. for some reason i love em.

Gopher victory of any hockeykind

hanging around a nice firepit burning cedar wood.
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Post by Aldy » Tue Jun 03 4:53 pm

Having some beers around a campfire
Saturday morning racquetball
Annual Canadian fishing trip with my high school/college buddies
Sleeping with the windows open
Dinner dates with the wife w/o the kids
Watching my kids grow into somewhat responsible adults
Reading a book on a rainy/snowy day
An afternoon nap
Listening to the band after a Gopher hockey victory

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Post by bigpoppa » Tue Jun 03 5:33 pm

Great Thread.......my top 10 - in no particular order:

1)Putting in a hard days work on the yard (mowing lawn, lanscaping, etc) on a hot summer day and the taste of the first cold one from the ice cold cooler the wife put together.

2). Watching my 10 year old daughter take the boys she plays with to school on the hockey rink (okay they're only squirts, but its sweet).

3). Watching my 13 year old son lay his first "knock on his ass" check this year in Pee Wees - first year of checking.

4). Watching my 13 year old son get hit with his first "get knocked on his ass" check this year in Pee Wees (of course hoping he's okay and then seeing that he actually liked it).

5). Cooking a steak on the grill and getting the grill marks PERFECT - both ways.

6). Eating said steak with no steak knife necessary because its so damn tender and any good red meat.

7). Mariucci - when its rocking (Wisconsin 06 for Lucia's first Gopher goal and Goldy with the broom and 94 East sign, for example) - and staying for the Battle Hymn after a sweep.

8). The Stanley Cup Playoffs - in particular, any game 7.

9). Golf, with a good cigar and beer, lots of it.

10). Hawaiian Beaches

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jun 03 6:54 pm

Stuffed Squid at Cafe La Strada in central Long Island...not on the menu, but you can get it...

Milkshakes at Peggy Sue's in Yermo, California...a great place in the middle of the Mojave.

Pizza at Campus Pizza in Minneapolis.

Breakfast with my grandfather at the Great Northern Cafe in Park Rapids.

Breakfast tacos after Mass at any parish on San Antonio's south or west sides...and mariachi Mass at Mission San Jose (where my wife and I were married).

Going to charreada with my wife and kids...and watching the kids' jaws drop at some of the stunts during La Escaramuza.

My wife's sweet potato pie that she makes only at Thanksgiving.

The empanadas at La Poblanita bakery on SA's west side.

Being a tall, Norwegian/German/Welsh American in a city that's predominately Mexican-American and being able to speak fluent Spanish...and having everyone assume that I don't speak a word.

Being married to a Mexican-American San Antonio native who doesn't speak a word of Spanish...and seeing people assume that she does - I tease her about this mercilessly. :evil_laugh:

Driving the roads of the Hill Country in my old Jeep all by myself with nothing to do, nowhere to go and no cell coverage.
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Post by Cowgirl » Tue Jun 03 7:04 pm

momo wrote:the hot chicks thread :D


Do you think I'd get any backup for the "hot guys" thread?? :wink:

Simple pleasures...

The smell of lilacs - the short time they are out makes them that much sweeter!

When a client sends a thankyou letter telling you how much they appreciate your services.

ICE CREAM!!!! (needless to say I always use my free blizzard coupons given out at hockey games - maybe the best thing to come from the DQ cup.) A little off-topic, but another potential thread for those long summer months: 101 uses for the DQ cup.... :confused2:

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Post by jamwall » Tue Jun 03 7:18 pm

Walking on the sand in Cape Cod and feeling that ocean water roll over your feet.
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Post by unclebcd » Tue Jun 03 7:32 pm

BWCA Camping followed by the 'perks' of civilization:
Ice Cold Mountain Dew for the ride home
Slobbery kiss from overly-excited-to-see-you puppy dog
Toothpaste to knock off the fur
Hot Shower to knock off the dirt
ESPN SportsCenter on the tele

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Post by cavedog » Tue Jun 03 7:40 pm

- A hot cup of Sumatra, Kona, or Kenya AA coffee with a mit full of Dove dark chocolates.
- A cold margarita on the rocks on a hot summer day
- Any meat from my smoker
- Habenero burn from fresh peppers or sauce
- My 16 month old son's laugh or hugs\kisses
- Wife laughing at my joke or one liner
- Movies from the 80's like Revenge of the Nerds, 16 Candles, Better Off Dead, etc
- Carribean side of Mexico - Playa, Cancun, etc

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Jun 03 7:45 pm

-Without question coming home and walking into the house to my sons’ surprise, followed by their shouting, “DADDY!!!â€

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Post by davescharf » Tue Jun 03 8:40 pm

momo wrote:the hot chicks thread :D


Have I missed this somewhere? :(

Here's some of mine

1. I love sitting on my screened in porch on a cool summer evening reading. Even better if it's pouring down rain outside.

2. Taking my bicycle on a nice 10-20 mile ride around Medicine Lake.

3. Watching my old Lab get so excited when we go to our friend's lake cabin because he gets to go dock jumping.

4. An Annie's Malt

5. Taking my neighbor 'yard' on Wii Baseball

6. A Grand Ole Creamery Black Hills Gold sugar cone

7. Madeline Island and Bayfield Wisconsin

8. The Battle Hymn and Minnesota March after a sweep

9. Visiting a foreign country knowing my cell phone isn't going to ring
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Post by remember89 » Tue Jun 03 9:01 pm

The feeling right before you crest a hill knowing on the other side, the corn is down, my springer is close, my brother is to my right and no on has walked this field for pheasants all season....

A 6 iron , long and high with just that little draw and knowing you hit it pure...

answering hockey questions from your daughter when watching a game and knowing her passion for the game is real and and her love of "the game" is as great as yours.

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Post by Dances With Gophers » Tue Jun 03 9:05 pm

~ Finding out I'm an uncle again (this morning!!!)

~ Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway...or US-1 from Miami to Key West.

~ Okay, this may be a bit crude (Moderators feel free to edit/delete), but the title IS 'simple' pleasures...so I'll have to mention taking "a perfect pooh"

~ Laughing until your side hurts with friends.

~ Looking up at night in a non-urban area (i.e. up in the BWCA, or anywhere in the country miles away from the nearest town/city) and remembering just how many friggin' stars there really are. I used to do that sooo often as a little kid...

~ Sounds goofy, but traveling/living far away from God's country, if I'm driving along and see another car sporting Minnesota plates, it brings a smile to my face :)

~ Fishing in my brother's boat on a lazy Saturday evening with Herb Carneal's voice drifting across the water :( RIP, Herb...

~ Observing colors at any military base.

~ Ms. Pac-Man (the 'fast' version). Galaga is a close second.

~ The crunching noise your boots make after a fresh snowfall.

~ Eddie From Ohio and Todd Snider

~ Free tickets. The event doesn't really matter. It's free! :)

~ Coffee brewed in a cabin. It just tastes different. Better because you're not on the way to work, I guess...

~ I LOVED watching Torii play the game. Making incredible catches in the field...and, even more so, stealing 2nd base while the pitcher was still standing on the mound looking at the catcher for his sign. LMAO!!!

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jun 03 9:13 pm

Dances With Gophers wrote:~ Sounds goofy, but traveling/living far away from God's country, if I'm driving along and see another car sporting Minnesota plates, it brings a smile to my face :)


I know how you feel!!!

Whenever I see a Minnesota plates, I'm magically transported back home. And, if I have the good fortune to be with fellow U of M alums...it's like being there.


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Post by Kelly Red » Tue Jun 03 9:19 pm

eHo wrote:Striping a tee shot.
Do you mean a shot of a hot chick stripping off a wet tee? Otherwise I'm lost. :lol:

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Post by Kelly Red » Tue Jun 03 9:28 pm

1) A thunder storm at the cabin (we have a metal roof!)
2) A purring cat in your lap
3) Fresh sweet corn w/ REAL butter. God will strike you dead for using margarine.
4) The smell of a bread store, or bread baking at home. Which rarely happens, hence the bread store.
5) My husband slightly drunk, he gets a goofy look on his face that still makes my heart melt.
6) Talking w/ our 15 year old nephew. A new perspective on almost everything in life.

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jun 03 9:40 pm

Kelly Red wrote:3) Fresh sweet corn w/ REAL butter. God will strike you dead for using margarine.


AND Tony Chachere's (http://www.cajunspice.com)...mmm...

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Jun 03 10:10 pm

davescharf wrote:4. An Annie's Malt


Ooh, that takes me back.

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Post by raindog » Tue Jun 03 10:53 pm

My 3 years old daughter's nightly request "yay with me" never gets old.

Flying into Mpls/St Paul doesn't either and it has been a while.

Driving west in Montana at night trying to keep pace with the sunset.

The words "not guilty" with the right client.

Standing on the deck, looking out over my backyard and into the woods.

Taking a little time to enjoy a job well done.

Watching my wife when she can sleep and I can't.

A well hit golf shot.

Watching my last dog run through the woods.

Little successes from kids on the soccer team of 7 year olds that I coach.

Preparing and eating a good meal.

Fog in the trees.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 04 12:30 am

Number 1, without a doubt: sitting by the lake/river, with a cooler full of adult beverages, friends, a campfire, and a clear starry night, with some appropriate tunes playing.

A grillout on a warm summer day, playing bocce/Jarts, just killin' time.

Driving around in the middle of the night, in a convertable/Jeep with the top down, for no reason.

Old Chicago NFL Sundays, with your FFL league.

A good rowdy night at a bar with live (audience-fueled/participation) music. Think: Irish pub.

Totally schooling an old arcade game, like Galaga, Pac-Man, etc.

Showing up at a tailgate/game, and everyone is your friend, if only because of the sport you all follow. Really, when you can show up and people you don't even know are welcomed/welcome you to the gathering, that is awesome.
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Post by GopherRock » Wed Jun 04 12:54 am

SouthTexGopher wrote:
Dances With Gophers wrote:~ Sounds goofy, but traveling/living far away from God's country, if I'm driving along and see another car sporting Minnesota plates, it brings a smile to my face :)


I know how you feel!!!

Whenever I see a Minnesota plates, I'm magically transported back home. And, if I have the good fortune to be with fellow U of M alums...it's like being there.

Nothing makes you love Minnesota like not being there.


You've got that right. Anytime I see a Minnesota license plate out here I grin ear to ear.

I have to admit that on my last trip back East, at first glance I mistook a Wisconsin plate for a Washington plate. At first glance, they don't look that much apart.

But some other simple pleasures:

-Mount Rainier on a clear day. I have yet to get tired of looking at it.

-A cold beer pulled out of an ice-filled cooler.

-Driving around the Olympic Peninsula on Highway 101. One of America's best kept secrets.

-Enjoying the sunset at Ocean Shores, while that little thought in the back of your mind hopes the tsunami siren doesn't go off

-I-90 through western Montana/northern Idaho at five in the morning.

-The view from Kerry Parkon Queen Anne Hill

-Mowing the grass. Yes, it sounds kind of mundane, but there's something about it.

-Grilling pork chops

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Post by Zaniah » Wed Jun 04 8:36 am

Watching Alyssa learn to ride her bike (a week ago)
Watching the girls run through a sprinkler
Christmas morning
Watching the girls on stage dancing/singing songs
Cute things the girls say every day
Sledding with the girls
Tunneling through the snow with the girls
Building a snowman with the girls
Big snow flakes
Pink clouds at sunset
Seeing a rainbow
Watching lightning from a distance
Watching storm clouds bellow high into the sky
The smell of a bonfire in the neighborhood
Smores
Looking out a plane window
Watching a plane fly close overhead (not in Cologne)
Watching my dog chase his tail
Going for a late night walk
An afternoon nap
Hot chocolate
French silk pie
Cookies with milk
Beating Jup in a Mario Kart race
Listening to Jup do impressions
Going on a date with Jup
Watching Jup celebrate when the Gophers score
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Post by Bigbeer » Wed Jun 04 8:49 am

How, when you're watching the Gophers or the Wild, you automatically put up your arm(s) and yell "yeah" when they score. You can't control it, it just happens, like lifting up one cheek before you bbrrrrraatttt!!!
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Post by sunbone » Wed Jun 04 10:04 am

Being able to get up to the cabin mid-week and having the entire lake to ourselves.

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Post by solar » Wed Jun 04 10:54 am

Staying up at the lake on a Sunday night when everyone else is driving home...almost always the nicest evening of the weekend for some reason.

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Post by HockeyBum » Wed Jun 04 12:52 pm

Zaniah wrote:The smell of a bonfire in the neighborhood


Your simple pleasure is one of my pet peeves. I love campfires, but there is a place for it. I don't think that they belong in the city/suburbs with houses close by. I hate it when I have my windows open on a nice summer day and the neighbor down the street decides to have a fire. The whole house reeks of smoke for days.

Zaniah wrote:Looking out a plane window


Agree with you here. I know flying can be a major hassle these days, but I guess I'm one of the few that still gets a kick out of it. Nothing is better than getting a window seat on a clear day.

Others:

Spending time with my dad.

Watching movie trailers in the theater (not the commercials, but the previews).

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Post by Doughboy » Wed Jun 04 1:07 pm

The Rube wrote:
Showing up at a tailgate/game, and everyone is your friend, if only because of the sport you all follow. Really, when you can show up and people you don't even know are welcomed/welcome you to the gathering, that is awesome.




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Post by Fear the Gopher » Wed Jun 04 1:13 pm

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Zaniah wrote:The smell of a bonfire in the neighborhood


Your simple pleasure is one of my pet peeves. I love campfires, but there is a place for it. I don't think that they belong in the city/suburbs with houses close by. I hate it when I have my windows open on a nice summer day and the neighbor down the street decides to have a fire. The whole house reeks of smoke for days.



You do realize they live in Cologne, right? :P
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Post by stelly18 » Wed Jun 04 4:25 pm

Sitting on my little 16 foot Larson boat in the blazin' summer sun next to my smokin' hot wife (whom I have no business being married to someone that good looking) with an ice-cold Sol that was brought straight up from Mexico by one of my Mexican buddies. Throwing a line out and watching the bobber float, occasionally lifting up my fishing rod so one of my kids who is swimming circles around the boat can get by...that ladies and gentlemen is my Utopia.

Also...watching my 10-year-old son play the sports he loves (baseball and hockey) and watching my 7-year old daughter do her tap dancing and balet.

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Post by momo » Wed Jun 04 4:45 pm

anything that makes my kids smile or laugh.
going for an evening drive by myself to just reflect.
pulling a weed from the garden and getting root and all.
hearing my son or daughter say"daddy will fix it"
having someone tell me how well behaved my daughter is,(son is too young)
going home(down south)takes me back to my childhood and reminds me how simple things used to be.

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Post by Zwak » Wed Jun 04 5:00 pm

momo wrote:anything that makes my kids smile or laugh.
going for an evening drive by myself to just reflect.
pulling a weed from the garden and getting root and all.
hearing my son or daughter say"daddy will fix it"
having someone tell me how well behaved my daughter is,(son is too young)
going home(down south)takes me back to my childhood and reminds me how simple things used to be.


A simple pleasure for me is well behaved kids/kids with manners.

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Wed Jun 04 8:08 pm

Zwak wrote:
momo wrote:anything that makes my kids smile or laugh.
going for an evening drive by myself to just reflect.
pulling a weed from the garden and getting root and all.
hearing my son or daughter say"daddy will fix it"
having someone tell me how well behaved my daughter is,(son is too young)
going home(down south)takes me back to my childhood and reminds me how simple things used to be.


A simple pleasure for me is well behaved kids/kids with manners.

:thumbup:


It is such a challenge to instill this in kids these days. There are absolutely no examples...but it is rewarding to hear that kind of comment from folks about your kids. Our kids know "please," "thank you" and how to RSVP.

Onto a new simple pleasure...

Finding out that the cracks in my slab foundation are only surface cracks in the parch coat that will cost $75 each to repair instead of the $4000 minimum I was looking at initially.

Hey, is there an emoticon for "whew?"
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Post by GOPHER NATION » Wed Jun 04 11:34 pm

Sitting on the dock up at the lake with a drink in hand (maybe two) watching the sun go down and the lake looking like glass.

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Post by Dances With Gophers » Thu Jun 05 9:21 am

Walking the National Mall in DC and taking in the monuments and sights. Last night I went there late at night (11pm) after a series of thunderstorms rolled through, so the entire area was pretty much emptied out. For a solid 10 minutes I sat all alone (except for the guard) on the top step of the Lincoln Memorial, looking out over the reflecting pool to the Washington Memorial & WWII Memorial. You can’t buy a moment like that.

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HockeyBum wrote:
Zaniah wrote:The smell of a bonfire in the neighborhood


Your simple pleasure is one of my pet peeves. I love campfires, but there is a place for it. I don't think that they belong in the city/suburbs with houses close by. I hate it when I have my windows open on a nice summer day and the neighbor down the street decides to have a fire. The whole house reeks of smoke for days.


Actually behind the house across the street is a corn field. Jup is a big air conditioning freak so if it is a little humid, we don't have the problem of the smoke smelling up our house. On colder nights, I close the windows as soon as it gets below 70 because I can not stand the cold breeze.

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Post by Thirty-Four » Thu Jun 05 9:44 am

Zaniah wrote:
HockeyBum wrote:
Zaniah wrote:The smell of a bonfire in the neighborhood


Your simple pleasure is one of my pet peeves. I love campfires, but there is a place for it. I don't think that they belong in the city/suburbs with houses close by. I hate it when I have my windows open on a nice summer day and the neighbor down the street decides to have a fire. The whole house reeks of smoke for days.


Actually behind the house across the street is a corn field. Jup is a big air conditioning freak so if it is a little humid, we don't have the problem of the smoke smelling up our house. On colder nights, I close the windows as soon as it gets below 70 because I can not stand the cold breeze.


I'm a total bonfire nut, so I am on board with you. As a guy, some of the most honest and good conversations I've had have occured in front of a roaring bonfire. With or without libations, btw...

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Post by george » Thu Jun 05 9:51 am

sunbone wrote:
HockeyBum wrote:Mowing my lawn, and the smell of freshly cut grass.

Hearing my 6 mo. old daughter laugh.

Sitting around a campfire.

Watching pjoyn whiff on a pass or trip over the blueline. :giggle:


I love sitting on my porch on a hot day, when I am done mowing and weed whacking the yard, kicking back with the smell of fresh cut grass, getting a frosty mug out of the freezer, pouring myself a cold one, sipping it while I look out and see how good the lawn looks.


You know, I'd really like to help you guys out with your simple pleasures. So next week, on one of the days you're not mowing your lawn, why not come over to my house? I'll have the mower gassed and the weed wacker ready. Once you're done, I'll have cold beers avaialable to enjoy on my patio (or screened porch if the bugs are bad). That way you can enjoy your simple pleasure and I won't have to mow the *&%$ing grass. Deal? :wave:

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Post by HockeyBum » Thu Jun 05 10:03 am

george wrote:You know, I'd really like to help you guys out with your simple pleasures. So next week, on one of the days you're not mowing your lawn, why not come over to my house? I'll have the mower gassed and the weed wacker ready. Once you're done, I'll have cold beers avaialable to enjoy on my patio (or screened porch if the bugs are bad). That way you can enjoy your simple pleasure and I won't have to mow the *&%$ing grass. Deal? :wave:


Ha. Lawns are like babies. I love my own, but I don't want anything to do with yours. :)

I'm a little bit Hank Hill-like obsessed with my lawn, which is why I take pleasure in maintaining it. If I had a lawn full of weeds, I probably wouldn't be so enthusiastic about mowing.

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